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Goodbye Lumbia airport AIRBASE. A Cebu Pacific plane lands at Lumbia Airport in

Cagayan de Oro City on Friday, June 14, 2013. Starting June 15, passenger aviation was transferred to the new P7.8-billion Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental. Lumbia airport will be turned into an airbase of the Philippine Air Force 15th Strike Wing. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo By Froilan Gallardo of MindaNews


AGAYAN de Oro City––An era of passenger aviation history in Cagayan de Oro has come to an end as Lumbia Airport ceased operations Friday night, June 14.

There was no fanfare, no press conference to announce the closure of Lumbia Airport and senior officials from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) were not around to answer queries from the public and journalists. They were busy at the new P7.8 billion Laguindingan Airport in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental where commercial flights for passengers to and from Northern Mindanao will resume at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 15. “Soon after the last passenger plane leaves at 10 tonight, we will be closing the gates of Lumbia Airport for good, “ CAAP air comptroller Luis Luisma said on Friday. Trucks laden with desks and office equipment were seen leaving the the CAAP compound in Lumbia Airport en route to Laguind-

ingan Airport. Luisma said the first commercial plane will arrive in the new airport at 6 a.m. The Depar tment of Transportation and Communication has limited operations at the new airport at daytime -- from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. only -- because the airport does not have an Instrument Landing System (ILS). Luisma said Laguindin- INDUCTION. Senator-elect Cynthia Villar inducts the new MASS-SPECC Board of gan Airport is equipped with Directors and officers Thursday at the N Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. MASS-SPECC a wind cove which can be Cooperative Development Center is the biggest regional cooperative federation in the visible to pilots from miles country today that serves more than 300 primary cooperatives mostly in Mindanao. Cagayan de Oro Times photo by Shaun Alejandrae Uy away, radio communications and the Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) which were installed on both ends of the runway. “These are the minimum requirements to operate an airport safely,” he said. By Christine H. Cabiasa, staff writer He said planes coming to Laguindingan will still use CAGAYAN de Oro City–– she introduced her plastic project will be beneficial, the radar beacon of Lumbia Senator-elect Cynthia Villar recycling projects during her since raw materials are vowed to generate more visit to the city on Friday. already there, operate it, until it is within seven jobs for Mindanaons as “The plastic recycling See jobs, page 11 See lumbia, page 11

Cynthia Villar vows to generate more jobs with plastic recycling

Comelec to resume registration of voters for brgy polls Z AMB OANGA City–– The Commission on Elections(Comelec)will resume the registration of voters for the October 2013 barangay elections nationwide by July. It will be just less than four months away when the elections will be held, in the absence of any law suspending or resetting the barangay polls. District II Election Officer Joseph Ian Tria said the registration would begin as soon as registration forms arrive from Manila. Tria said they were also still waiting for the guidelines in the conduct of the barangay polls but the registration of new voters would be a routine activity of the agency. Tria said that residents See polls, page 11

World population is hurtling to 9.6 billion in 2050, says UN UNITED Nations––The number of people in the world is hurtling to the 9.6 billion mark by 2050 from the present estimate of 7.2 billion, with most of the increase coming in developing countries,

the United Nations projected on Thursday. India will eclipse China as the most populated nation around 2028, while Nigeria could outrank the United States by 2050,

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) said during the launch of “World Population Prospects: The 2012 Review,” its most recent revision of the official UN population

estimates and projections. Developing regions are projected to increase from 5.9 billion in 2013 to 8.2 billion in 2050, said John Wilmoth, director of DESA’s Population Division. The

population of developed regions will remain largely unchanged at around 1.3 billion people. The most rapid growth is expected in the 49 least See world, page 11

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‘ICIJ Leaks Database’ now online: BIR chief ready to probe Pinoys with offshore accounts By Roel Landingin of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism

First of a series THE BUREAU OF INTERNAL REVENUE (BIR) says it will investigate leads from the interactive database that reveals names of people from more than 170 countries, including the Philippines, associated with secret offshore tax havens released today by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) based in Washington, DC. The ICIJ Offshore Leaks Database allows users to search for owners, officers and other parties linked to some 120,000 secret companies, trusts and funds created in offshore locales such as the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cook Islands and Singapore, the ICIJ announced in a statement. The database came from a hard disk containing 2.5 million files on secret offshore entities in more than a dozen tax havens leaked to the ICIJ

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last year. BIR Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares told PCIJ in an interview that she welcomes the public release of the database, saying it can aid the agency’s efforts to gather more leads and information that could result in tax investigations and cases. Since she was appointed Imee Marcos

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tax chief in 2010, Henares has filed 170 cases against taxpayers for failing to pay the correct tax before the Department of Justice as part of a massive clampdown against tax evasion. Tax collections in the Philippines amounted to just 12.9 percent of economic output, one of the lowest in Southeast Asia. “We will look into it and match (the information on Philippine residents in the database) with income tax returns,” she told PCIJ. “First, what we will do simultaneously is get confirmation and data from the various governments that have control of the banks so they can provide us the information. Secondly, at the same time, we will check with the income tax returns whether the taxes they have paid support those kinds of assets.”

Not wrong per se She stressed that opening or owning an offshore account per se is not a violation of Philippine laws because such outward investments have been allowed following the deregulation of foreign exchange markets in the 1990s. Still, Filipinos earning money abroad, except overseas Filipino workers, are generally required to report such income when they file their tax returns in the Philippines, Henares said. Taxes paid to governments of countries where such income is earned are generally credited against taxes payable in the Philippines, she added. Henares said the tax investigations will focus on those who have sizeable offshore investments but report no or little income in their income tax returns

filed with the BIR in the Philippines. Aside from the ICIJ interactive database, BIR will also seek information from tax authorities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, which announced a plan last month to share tax information with other countries “involving a multitude of trusts and companies holding assets on behalf of residents in jurisdictions throughout the world.” More, more data “The three nations have each acquired a substantial amount of data revealing extensive use of such entities organized in a number of jurisdictions including Singapore, the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and the Cook Islands,” said the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in a statement released last month. “The data

contains both the identities of the individual owners of these entities, as well as the advisors who assisted in establishing the entity structure.” The British tax office said the size of the data obtained by the three tax agencies was around 400 gigabytes, compared to 260 gigabytes of data obtained by the ICIJ. The data gathered by the ICIJ is more than 160 times larger than the leak of U.S. State Department documents by Wikileaks in 2010, according to ICIJ. The information in the ICIJ’s public database contains only the names and addresses of people associated with the offshore trusts, companies, funds, and other entities. It does not include emails, memos, corporate documents, tax filings and other files from the original leak. PCIJ has examine d some of the information in the ICIJ database and found about 500 entries with Philippine addresses. The list consisted mainly of businessmen and businesswomen, but also included well-known politicians and other public officials who failed to mention or disclose their interests in offshore entities in the annual asset disclosure statements. Not by names alone Henares clarified, however, that BIR will not prosecute or charge people just because their names are on the list. “It does not mean that just because your name is there, you are already liable,” she said. “I cannot go to court with the information but it helps narrow down who should be investigated.” To be sure, not all offshore accounts are used to evade or avoid taxes, and some are set up for perfectly legitimate business reasons such as legal and tax neutrality for international joint ventures. Setting up a joint venture in an offshore center does not give any undue advantage to any of the investors compared to organizing it in one of the investors’ home countries. But offshore entities and tax havens are controversial worldwide because they are sometimes used to hide illicit wealth and income from corruption, tax evasion, and shadowy economic activities. “Tax evasion is a central theme in the meetings British Prime Minister David Cameron will chair next week with the leaders of the G8 industrialized countries,” said the ICIJ. “In the U.S., anticorruption advocates are urging President Obama to support proposals that would require owners of LEAKS | page 11



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Mutiny at Calaganan : The Forgotten Katipunan Revolt of Mindanao By Mike Baños


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Balingasag Church, Balingaag Misamis Oriental

he fact that Misamis was the only region which actively joined the Katipunan revolt against Spain remains little known until today. On September 29, 1896, 350 revolucionarios, including 50 Bukidnon lumads, overwhelmed the Spanish garrison and raided the armory of the Fuerza Real de Nueva Victoria in Calaganan (present-day Balo-i), Lanao del Norte. Unable to seize Cagayan because of superior Spanish forces, the revolucionarios proceeded to Sumilao, Bukidnon and marched down the coast where they commandeered a boat and landed in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. From there the group

Lapasan, Cagayan de Misamis (as Cagayan de Oro was then known) who visited Mindanao during this period (ostensibly on instructions from Andres Bonifacio himself!) to instigate a similar revolt in Mindanao. Augustinian Recollect chronicles confirm that this revolt was in fact instigated by a communication from Katipuneros in Luzon, making Mindanao the ninth province to join the Katipunan revolt, albeit not included in the eight rays of the sun in the Philippine flag which represent the eight provinces which first rose against Spanish tyranny. “We have yet to establish beyond a reasonable doubt the direct link between the Katipunan revolt in Luzon and the Calagan Mutiny, but there appears to be extant sources which seem to indicate that such a link did exist, and that Pio Valenzuela did indeed come to Mindanao on the instructions of Andres Bonifacio to foment a revolt against the Spaniards,” Montalvan said. Another unique aspect of the revolt was that it was participated in by Mindanao’s tri-people: the Christian immigrants, the indigenous natives in the person of Higaonons from Bukidnon, and a group of Moros from Lanao, making it not only a Katipunan revolt, but one in which all three of Mindanao’s tri-people was represented. “Should a direct link be established between Bonifacio’s Katipunan revolt in Luzon and the Calaganan Mutiny, then the people of Mindanao can rightfully petition the national government to add a ninth ray to the sun in the Philippine flag,” Montalvan said. What needs to be done at this point is to verify primary sources such as the Consular Letters of the French Embassy in Manila to Paris where the Calaganan Mutiny is described in detail, Montalvan added. The letters are now in the archives of the National Museum in Manila, as are other extant documents like the historical account of the Jesuit historian Pablo Pastells in which the “Calaganan Mutiny” is also described in detail. (This article was previously published online in Escuadrones de Voluntarious- Cagayanons who volThe American Chronicle unteered services for the first Filipino army of Cagayan and de Misamis after the Spaniards left in December 1898.

stormed the Tercio Civil outpost in Gingoog where the uprising was finally put down in January 1897 with the help of reinforcements and a gunboat from Butuan. It may have occurred over a hundred years ago but this event could change the way the present Philippine flag looks like. Local historians believe government should fund further research into determining if there is a need to redesign the sun in the Philippine flag with nine instead of eight rays. As every grade school student knows, the eight rays of the sun in the Philippine tricolor stand for the eight provinces in Luzon which first rose in revolt against the Spanish colonizers in 1896. But Cagayan de Oro historian Antonio J. Montalvan II says existinghistorical sources indicate there was one other Katipunan-led revoltin the island which occurred during that same period in 1896 but whichhas not been recognized by Filipino historians. “The Calaganan Mutiny” is detailed in the letters of Vicente Elio y Sanchez of Camiguin to the Manila-based Spanish newspaper “La Oceania Española” and two other historical sources but has never been linked to the “First Cry of Balintawak” led by Andres Bonifacio. One reason for the relative historical blackout could be that Elio’s letters never got past Spanish censors anxious to douse the flickering flames of revolution which had broken out in Luzon. The mutiny exploded in September 29, 1896 among the so-called “Disciplinarios” or conscripts consisting mostly of convicts from Luzon, who were pressed into battle against the Moros in Lanao.

In late August of 1896, the Katipunan revolution against Spain broke out in Luzon. Exactly a month after, or September 29, 1896, a group of Filipinos from Luzon deported to the Spanish fort in Calaganan for training in military discipline to fight against the Moros of Lanao, mutinied against their Spanish superiors upon receiving instructions from the Katipunan in Manila. They raided the Spanish armory and proceeded to Cagayan to attack the town, being joined by some Moros. On the way, they ransacked convents and homes of Spanish peninsulars. However, a joint force of Spanish soldiers and Filipino volunteers repulsed them in Sta. Ana, Tagoloan. From Cagayan, they proceeded to Sumilao, Bukidnon where they were joined by a band of Higaonons. They next attacked Balingasag, and raided the outpost of Gingoog on January 1897. By that time, news of Rizal’s execution had reached Cagayan and Misamis, and this further stoked the anger of the town folk, fanning the flames of the local Katipuneros. It took the Spanish gunboat Mariveles, recalled from the Tercio Distrito de Surigao, to finally subdue the resistance in Gingoog. This was the only known Katipunan revolt in the whole of Mindanao. What appears to be remarkable about this particular mutiny is that besides happening at approximately the same time as the Katipunan revolt in Luzon, there is apparently a direct link between it and the Katipunan revolt in the person of Pio Valenzuela, a cousin of Arcadia Valenzuela of

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US strengthens WFP disaster preparedness initiatives in PH MANILA--With the rainy season in the Philippines fast approaching, the need to strengthen disaster preparedness and response efforts in the country is once again a top priority. The situation is even more pressing considering that the Philippines is a disaster-prone country with an estimated 20 typhoons annually. It is also regarded as one of the countries most affected by climate-related disasters, with the 2012 World Risk Report ranking the archipelago as third among 173 countries most at risk of natural hazards. In continuing support to the Philippine Govern-

ment’s efforts to build the resilience of vulnerable communities threatened by natural disasters and climate-related risks in the country, the United States, through the US Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, has allocated another US$5.5 million (PhP 184.3 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The new grant will support the roll-out of the third phase of WFP’s Disaster Preparedness and Response/ Climate Change Adaptation (DPR/CCA) Programme, which was piloted in 2011 in the four highly disaster-

prone provinces of Benguet, Cagayan, Laguna, and Sorsogon. The third phase will expand the DPR/CCA Programme’s activities to five new provinces, namely Batangas, Misamis Oriental, and Iloilo, as well as in the Typhoon Bopha-affected areas of Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. It will likewise now incorporate climate change adaptation activities in all programme areas. The U.S. grant will be used to support projects to be identified and proposed by the communities themselves. The projects will help communities to prepare for and respond

to natural hazards that are most likely to affect their areas – therefore benefiting tens of thousands of Filipinos across different provinces throughout the country. The DPR/CCA Programme will also explore ways to engage the private sector as partners, after already involving national and local governments, academic institutions, and non-government/civil society organizations in its first two phases. “WFP is grateful to the US Government for its continued support to and confidence in WFP’s Disaster Preparedness and Response/Climate Change

Adaptation Programme,” said WFP Philippines Representative and Country Director Praveen Agrawal. “The feedback from the first two phases has been very positive, and through this generous grant from the US, we will be able to expand efforts and assist more communities in building their resilience to natural hazards, including the impact of climate change. We believe this work can help create a more food secure Philippines.” The United States Agency for International Development/Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has supported the DPR/

CCA Programme since its pilot phase in 2011, paving the way for vital community initiatives such as developing early warning systems; planning community disaster response strategies; organizing Community Emergency Response Teams; constructing Disaster Operations Centres and evacuation centres; raising awareness through tailored information and education campaigns; conducting damage and needs assessments and hazard and risk profiling; as well as using Geographic Information System to improve mapping of key risks and resources.

MANILA--Flash floods and landslides threatens Luzon and Visayas due to the strong southwest monsoon (habagat), according to Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday. Weather Forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said due to southwest monsoon, the Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) region, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Western

Visayas and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Aurelio said the Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and the rest of Luzon including Metro Manila and the rest of Visayas will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms while the rest of Mindanao will

have partly cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. Aurelio added that the cloud formation near the western part of Northern Luzon has intensified into a low-pressure area (LPA). “Yung LPA nasa west Philippine sea or nasa west Ilocos region pero labas ng PAR aabot lang ito sa boundary ng PAR line,” he explained. “At hindi na rin natin ito inaasahan na papasok ng bansadahil ang galaw

nito ay pataas,” he added. Although it has a “high chance” to become a cyclone since in the sea, Aurelio said that will evolve into atropical depression would be named “Emong” – the fifth tropical cyclone to enter the country this year. This month, PAGASA expects two or three storms to struckthe country. In separate interview, weather Forecaster Ricky Fabregas said the agency’s numerical models continued

to show an LPA formation over the eastern section of Mindanao before weekend. “Nakikita pa rin namin sa mga models na may mabubuongisang LPA sa may east of Mindanao on Friday or bago mag-weekend,” he noted. “Pero hindi pa natin masasabi sa ngayon kung magigingisang bagyo ito o hindi… Kaya patuloy namin itong mino-monitor,” he added. In its advisory, PAGASA

said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Light to moderate winds coming from the southeast to south will prevail over the rest of Luzon and Visayas and from the northeast to north over Mindanao with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)

PUERTO PRINCESA City-The Tubbataha Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) and its management office sent a new letter to the U.S. Embassy to remind its government of its responsibilities, and to inquire about its standard operating procedure (SOP) on claiming damages caused by the defunct USS Guardian on corals in the marine protected area in January this year. Angelique Songco, head of the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO), said in local interviews that the April 19 letter of the U.S. government they received on May 23 seemed vague and unclear on the claims process it said they have to go through to be able to collect fines for damages caused by the minesweeper. “Vague kasi iyong sulat na natanggap natin from the U.S. Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). Oo ginagawa naman namin ang lahat. Kami ay pina-follow up namin ang claims process, kaya ang sulat namin ngayon sa kanila ay maaari bang bigyan niyo kami ng konkretong sagot? Asang stage na ba tayo claims process na iyan? Ano ba talaga ang claims process na iyan, we want to know (The letter we received from the U.S. Embassy and the Department of Foreign Affairs. Yes, we are doing everything. We follow the claims process,

that’s why our new letter is asking, is it possible for them to give us a concrete answer on where are we now in this claims process? What stage are we really on in that claims process?),” Songco asked. She said they sent their new letter only last week, and the U.S. Embassy still has no answer. “There’s no reply yet because we just sent the letter recently,” she added. The Tubbataha PAMB and the TMO have to make all inquiries to clarify everything as Songco is afraid that if they do not follow up with the U.S. government, the claim of the Philippine government in behalf of the protected marine area might just be forgotten. Meanwhile, on auctioning F/V Min Long Yu, the fishing vessel of 12 Sino fishermen that ran aground too, in Tubbataha in April, Songco said they are pushing through with the plan because it is already leaking and water might come in to sink it, especially now that it’s rainy season. “Nagle-leak iyong motor, maaaring pumasok ang tubig. Pangalawa, rainy season ngayon, may isang bagyo na malakas ay maapektuhan, baka lumubog. Pangatlo, paglumubog siya meron siyang gasolina na 2,000 liters na diesel fuel, baka mag-cause nanaman ng kung ano. So padami ng padami iyong posibleng maging mangyari (The motor of the

vessel is leaking, and water might come in. Second, it is already the rainy season, and a bad weather is enough to sink it. Thirdly, it if sinks it has 2,000 liters of diesel fuel that might cause more damage),” Songco explained the need to put the vessel immediately to auction. She further said that aside from collecting funds from the public sale of the vessel since the Chinese fishermen appear to have no money to pay for the damages it caused, preserving the boat to be used by others seems “reasonable.” “This is reasonable to do, and also so that at least a portion of what was paid by the Philippine government to remove it from Tubbataha can also be recovered,” she stated. The P8 million cost of removing the vessel from the marine protected area was paid by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG). On the recent sighting of a Vietnamese vessel near the North Atoll of Tubbataha, Songco lamented that perhaps the fishing situation in other countries like Vietnam, must already be so bad they are now encroaching on marine protected areas inside Philippine waters. “It seems that the situation of their marine areas is so bad that these foreign fishermen are willing to take the risk of entering our territories knowing they can be arrested,” Songco added. (PNA)

PAGASA: Flashfloods, landslides threaten Luzon and Visayas due to strong southwest monsoon

Tubbataha PAMB sends letter anew to U.S. Embassy on coral damages claim



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The fantasy of being a rich nation SOMEONE said, “The Philippines is a poor country pretending to be rich.” Politicians who are critical of the status quo usually speak the satirical irony. Whether the phrase is contextual, it denotes meanings of varied interpretations. The phrase could mean that the public officials (especially elected) make descriptions or government policies in contrast to what really Cris Diaz is happening. The premise that the country is rich would obviously lead decision makers to draft legislations that would satiate the perception of opulence and abundance. In other words, the policy makers would deliberately negate the objective economic and social condition. Consequently, the motive is to pursue legislations that would satisfy the political agenda of the administration. Perhaps, this is the reason that immediate economic and social concern are set aside in order to give way to the interest of the few. Thus, while admitting that the country is agricultural, our legislators and policy makers are pushing legislation in the pursuit of industrialization. Thus, efforts to move the country’s economic and social standard remain a failure. Our leaders should admit that the country should undergo the process of economic and social development as a prelude to advancement. In this case, it is imperative that the development of the agricultural sector should be at the top of the country’s agenda. There is a need to advance the status of the country’s

agricultural sector in order to come nearer to the doorstep of industrialization. Only by developing the agricultural economy to an advance stage that an industrialized economy would succeed. Our political leaders and legislators have the capability to make these things happen. Our policy and decision makers acknowledged the necessity of cultivating the agricultural sector in a flourishing economy. Nevertheless, for the obvious reason of neglect and apathy, we forego the development of the agriculture industry because of our obsession as a recognized as an industrial economy. This is one of the pitfalls of our policy makers. We refused to develop the agricultural economy because it would be a threat to the interest of the few who control the country’s vast tracks of lands. What is happening in the Philippines is that we give preference to an entrepreneurial economy forgetting that the agricultural economy is not ready to take off. What is happening in the country is the craving for recognition as an industrialized country. We want to leapfrog to a higher economic stage such as industrialization sans developing the agricultural economy to its fullest. Thus, perhaps the reason that gave birth to the phrase that we are “a poor country pretending to be rich.” Until the government refocuses its direction to upgrade the lowly farmers as a way of perking up the agricultural sector, the country’s vision to attain economic emancipation would be nothing but a delusion of grandeur. Never can this country move forward albeit objectively. Unless the government legislates genuine reforms in the agriculture industry, our dream of becoming an “economic tiger” would remain a fantasy. React:

Laguindingan ‘morag’ international airport DESPITE strong opposition from the business sectors, President Benigno Aquino III, the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC), and the provincial government of Misamis Oriental have formally opened the L:aguindingan “morag” international airport to public on June 15. President Aquino’s hard stance on opening the Laguindingan airport is actually opposite to his inaugural speech slogan: “Kayo ang boss ko.” Practically, a consuelo de bobo as in “yagayaga” in vernacular Visayan dialect. “Kayo ang boss ko sa imong mata! If President Aquino did not listen to the business sectors headed by the influential Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Orocham-

Come what may Ruel V. Pelone ber), how can we expect the Aquino administration to listen to the clamor of those living below the poverty line. Now that the Laguindingan airport has started its operation, I am just hoping that there will be no plane crashes in the runway just like what the Cebu Pacific has experience in Davao International Airport and the recent skidding of Cebu Pacific aircraft at the runway in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Well, the clamor of the

businessmen is really very simple to address. Why in a hurry opening the Laguindingan airport when it cannot even serve the business sectors well. Despite the completion in the construction phase, it still lack the needed landing facility that would guide the pilot. And President Aquino and his aides did not listen to complains thus the airport operates even without the Instrument Landing System (ILS). Well, who are those

The use for data

MANY cities around the world are making data of their cities available to its city dwellers or citizens. In Chicago and New York the local governments don’t know what to do with the gargantuan data gathered them other than to turn them over to its people for nerds to make sense out of them – and it’s working! After all it is the people who own the city and not necessarily Harry Tambuatco government. Multiple data is sourced by government and most times they are rendered useless. For example information on road repairs (progress reports/ dates and locations), appropriated budgets, time tables and even complaints. Statistics are automatically gathered and compiled and computerized. Then there are the infrastructures all over the city if not under-repair which the city is building or those in progress that may cause inconveniences. There is of course the weather bureau, traffic management (if not control if any at all), the police and its statistics, health and outbreaks, hospitals and its data on patients for breaking news deceases. Services all over the

people complaining. They are just businessmen and they are nothing compared to Benigno Aquino III, the president of the Republic of the Philippines. Wow! Astig, right? Now, I fully understood the “saying” of my colleague Mr. Nelson Constantino: “Wait till you become.” Why should President Aquino listen to the businessmen. They are just businessmen and he is the president of the Republic of the Philippines. Perhaps, President Aquino knows more about the pros and cons of Laguindingan airport more than what the complaining businessmen. Ahay! And what happened to the first day of operation of Laguindingan airport? Motorists and passengers were greeted with monstrous traffic.

city such like social security, advances, loans or licenses and whatever are gathered, recorded and regulated. There is so much data the government gathers on behalf of its citizens and the people’s monies but is kept in secrecy. Why the secret? Why in the Philippines? There are issues of confidentiality when it comes to threats to the city of course and data should be withheld but not all data is sensitive to national security surely. There is also the banking information which to date I understand we still enjoy with a sense of secrecy (but maybe not since Justice Corona himself was not sparred), etc. Then there is the issue of whether all this information is linked to a common date source which I understand is not. Even government to date is not linked to each other and it is already 2013 with multiple advanced computers and software. For some reason the platforms are not configurable (which is idiotic to begin with) or simply inaccessible. The question is; is information withheld because of incompetence in data gathering and dissemination, or with the intent to withhold data from the people for personal gain and mischief or is it the for the people to stay ignorant knowing information is vital for any communication and study? Whichever it is - is a puzzle DATA | page 8

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As of this writing, Father’s day is only two days away. Health IN Focus would like to dedicate this article to the MEN who has made a difference in our lives and that of our children. Where before, our concept of a father is purely biological, nowadays, the meaning of a father has broadened its scope to include, but not limited to father figures. These father figures may not necessarily mean living under one roof nor related whatsoever to the members of the home, but, they serve as role models, spend some time with the kids, play and maybe just listen and take them out once in a while, and give them that sense of pride, respect and yes, love. Way back in Medical School, when Preventive

THINK a Minute. Do you sometimes feel that the only way your kids will listen and obey you is if you get angry with them? We can understand the school teacher who said she hates her job because the only way she can control her class of naughty children is to always be angry with them! Many parents get so tired and frustrated from being angry with their children. But we think our being angry is the only way our kids will take us seriously. But does using anger really work to teach our children well? Imagine you’re driving your car too fast, breaking the speed limit. And a policeman who is not on duty or in uniform sees you.

Opinion It’s a man’s world Health In Focus Dr. Mary Jean Loreche Medicine was kind of new and integrated into the curriculum, I remember how, each time we discuss cases ( meaning patients ), we were taught how to compute for risk factors, morbidity, mortality rates and the like. And, one of the things that is kind of noticeable is that, for certain types of illnesses, men seem to have higher mortality rates. And, digging deeper into the factors, what stands out is this: men, often take their health for granted, and are not as

‘A bad teacher’ Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst But he has no authority to stop and ticket you. So this policeman gets angry and starts screaming and yelling at you as you speed by. Would you slow down and drive by the rules just because a man by the road is angry and screaming at you? Probably not! So the only thing that man accomplished was to make himself look foolish. But we parents sometimes do the same thing

Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON MUNICIPALITY OF LIBONA OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Petitioner No. 2013-017 Correction of Gender In the Certificate of Live Birth SELEMI C. REPONTE NOTICE OF PUBLICATION The public is hereby notified that SELEMI C. REPONTE has filed with this office a petition for correction of gender in the Certificate of Live Birth from “FEMALE” to “MALE”, pursuant to RA. 10172. At the expense of the petitioner, let a copy of this petition be published at least once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Bukidnon. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may with ten (10) calendar days file her written opposition with this office. (Sgd.) EDNA V. GONZALES Municipal Civil Registrar

MDN: JUNE 17 & 24, 2013

Republic of the Philippines AUTONOMOUS REGION IN MUSLIM MINDANAO Province of Lanao del Sur Municipality of Wao OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR RA 10172 Form No. (LCRO) NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of RA No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that SHERON G. VILLARET has filed with this Office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly on GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the certificate of Live Birth of SHERON G. VILLARET who was born on OCTOBER 10, 1992 at Pagalongan, Wao, Lanao del Sur and whose parents are RODOLFO N. VILLARET and SHIRLEY E. GRABADOR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 13, 2013. (Sgd.) PERLA A. INIEGO Municipal Civil Registrar 0917-3059-840 MDN: JUNE 17 & 24, 2013

conscious nor as meticulous in seeking help. Simply put, they often visit their Doctors when it is kind of late already. Maybe, this is attributed to their feelings of invincibility, or , of , being too busy making both ends meet for their families, or just that, they do not really believe in early diagnosis or prevention. There are certain diseases that are commonly encountered by our MEN: prostate enlargement ( hyperplasia ), Big C of the

when we use our anger to correct and teach our children. When our kids see us not able to control our own anger, it’s hard for them to truly respect us. Because we expect them to do something we cannot do ourselves. That’s why anger is a bad teacher. But when we keep our cool and control our anger each time we correct or discipline our children, we’re teaching our kids well, not only by what

prostate, Liver Cirrhosis , Hypertension and Cardiovascular Diseases. Health IN Focus would like to revisit an organ whose functions is vital to one’s quality of life. The liver is one huge organ of the body, tasked with so much work in order to make our daily functions worth their while. It performs functions that are necessary for survival. It manufactures vital nutrients, detoxifies harmful substances and purifies the blood. But, what is beautiful with this organ, is, its capacity to regenerate. Cirrhosis is caused by scar tissue as a response to damage that occurs repeatedly, over several years. Each time the liver is injured, it repairs itself, and during which, scarring occurs, WORLD | page 8

we say, but by our example of how controlled and calmly we say it. But you know, even patient, good parents have their limits! And kids sometimes push us past our limits. That’s why we need Jesus Christ to give us His supernatural patience and love every day. Only His kind of will power can help us control our anger, no matter how stressful or maddening our kids get! So friend, won’t you ask Jesus to forgive you for your past mistakes and failures as a parent, and ask Him to take full charge of your heart and character everyday? Because it’s only then we can become the good example and parent our kids need. Just, Think a Minute.

7 Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas

God loves all sinners

Fresh Gospel of the day: Luke7:36-50 (June16, 2013-Sunday) Luke 7:36-50-And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat. And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that [Jesus] sat at meat in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet behind [him] weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe [them] with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed [them] with the ointment. This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman [this is] that toucheth him: for she is a sinner. And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace: In our gospel, we can relate “the sinner woman as representative” of all human beings “who are also sinners.” In Romans 3:10-As it is written, there is “none righteous,” no, not one: 1 John 1:8-If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But the question is, what is the “difference of this woman” to us? This “woman came to Jesus and surrendered her life” through anointing Jesus with an expensive Myra o alabaster box of ointment. Supposed to be, this scenario will be imitated by all people, by coming to God in the sacrament of reconciliation. Why we need to give up our lives to God? In Ezekiel 18:23-Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: [and] not that he should return from his ways, and live? “God loves all sinners” that is why, He doesn’t want a single soul to be put in fire, the “eternal punishment”. Are you willing to repent? Do it now! SPONSORS: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:00 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request

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for sure. Somehow people who feel they have accelerated into government positions acquire the decease called swell-headedness and the “super-authoritative-acquired-competence”. A syndrome worse than cancer that is life threatening. Regardless of the decease the problems arises when incompetence is coupled AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION OF SOLE HEIRS (EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT) Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late SPO1 LITO B. MONTECALVO, who died on May 5, 2012 at Barangay Talahiron, Kibawe, Bukidnon, left conjugal properties described as follows; Residential with an area of more or less Six (6) Hundred Square meters, located at Barangay Palma, Kibawe, Bukidnon. Another residential Lot, with an area of more or less Six (6) Hundred Square meters, located at Barangay New Kidapawan, Kibawe, Bukidnon; A tract of land, with an area of more or less Four (4) hectares located at Barangay Spring, Kibawe, Bukidnon, is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION OF SOLE HEIRS (EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT) made and entered into by JANE T. MONTECALVO, Filipino, of legal age, Widow and resident of Barangay Palma, Kibawe, Bukidnon, after duly sworn pursuant to law hereby depose and states that I, together with my two (2) children, namely: Harold Kane Tubog Montecalvo and Kyla Hazel Tubog Montecalvo, eleven (11) and Seven (7) years old, respectively, are the only surviving heirs. As per Doc. No. 424; Page No. 77; Book No. 15; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. ENRIQUE B. NADUMA.

with the territories now under their authority. Let us take for example the MMDA and its mandate to govern the many cities in the NCR (17 of last count). They are in charge of traffic (which they deliver with consistency), governance of any activity be it for road paving, repairs or de-clogging of waterways, etc. It seems obvious the performance is way below par and worst of all aggravating to the commuting public. And yet the department continues to exist costing taxpayers a lump in its coffers. There is also the pension funds of the state that are lost or bankrupt to corruption if not incompetent management. This goes for the military as well (but in this case with real intent to

deceive, and only to get away with mischief accorded the courts). On issues of information and communication we in the country have not yet reached a maturity many around the world are now taking advantage of. And reasons for this is incompetence!

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a n d e v e nt u a l l y, i t s functions are compromised. The most common cause is that of chronic alcohol abuse. Of course, we know that, viral and parasitic infections, and congenital dis orders af fecting the liver may also cause cirrhosis. Problem with a full blown or progressive cir-

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CIVIL CASE N0. 2013-060

rhosis, is the eventual development of hepatic or liver failure which can cause the demise of an individual. If you notice any of the following signs and symptoms: yellowish discoloration of the sclera ( white portion of the eyes ) or the skin, itchiness of the skin, abdominal pain, nausea, chronic fatigue, loss of appetite and changes in the color of the urine or stools, you must seek consultation, for proper work up to be done, with necessary treatment instituted. Lifestyle choices play a vital role in the prevention and protection of the liver. Avoidance or temp erance in alcohol intake, eating a healthy diet, the use of chemicals very sparingly and yes, having one’s self tested for hepatitis B and C ( and getting the most needed immunizations if tested negative ) will surely go a long way in reaching that 100 years of quality life. To the men who has made a difference in our lives, b e en fac tors for good, and whose influence has made an impact , one way or the other, taking good care of your health, is but one way of showing us, that You care for us. Happy Fat her’s D ay to all the great men out there!


CIVIL CASE NO. 2013-062

BENEDICTO A. MIRANDA AND JUDITH C. MAUNES-MIRANDA. Petitioners. x-----------------------------------------------------/

YOSHIO SHIBATA AND CHRISTINE L. P ADER ANGA-SHIBATA, Petitioners. x-----------------------------------------------------/

Life of a teacher. Some say many are called but few are chosen. I may say being a teacher is not as easy as teaching ABCs and 123s and that as laidback as answering yes or no to a question. Indeed, being a teacher requires so much patience and understanding as it entails guiding children and teaching them not only on the academe scheme but of life insights in general. Who would think teaching will be my profession. Seeing pupils all set to go to school and seeing them believing in you that they are safe in your hands is a priceless reward. There were forums during my high school days arguing which profession is of great nobility. Some say farmers, for without them, we won’t have to eat on our tables. Others say doctors, for without them, many might die in an instance. And I say, teachers. Why? Because the personality growth and behaviour development of the children comes second in school; for the parents believe that if they will send their children to school, they will be useful individuals in the society as to their families. That trust imbued by the parents to the teachers is of great percentage; a trust that teachers must not break and will never break. Aside from preparing lesson plans and learning activities, teachers have this utmost duty to guide and understand their pupils; understand even if they cannot withstand such; understand even if it will take their pride as an instructor; and understand even if it means weighing first their pupils’ welfare before theirs. Thousand words can describe how difficult and hard it is to become a teacher yet a million words to describe how rewarding it is to become one. For without teachers, parents cannot say “Get education for it is the only wealth we can give you that others can never steal”. Cheers to my fellow teachers out there. Continue serving this generation’s children for we can acquire an invaluable return soon. Publication Notice RA 10172

Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 28, 2000 at Ozamis City, petitioner-wife converted to Islam faith, of which conversion to Islam, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their residents al Ozamis City and Iligan City respectively: That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over two (2) years already, since early part of 2011 they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs: Petitioner s seek judicial decree or divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on May 28, 2000 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but ail proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week tor three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines, this 29th day of May, 2013.

Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on October 8, 1985 at Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court both of them COD be served with summons and otter legal processes relative to this case c/o Zaide law Office, 2nd Floor, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City, That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point irreconcilability and they separated for over twenty eight (28) years already they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby surviving their marriage bond on October 8, 1985 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint petition to he sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation m the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City Philippines, this 31st day of May, 2013.

HON. OSOP M ALI Presiding Judge

HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MDN: June 3, 10 & 17, 2013

MDN: June 3, 10 & 17, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO 2013-061



Civil Case No 2013-050 For. Judicial Decree of Divorce.

(Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: JUNE 10 & 17, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City ROWIL G. RODRIGUEZ, Petitioner, -versus-


HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

Civil Case No. 2013-058 For Divorce by TALAQ.

LILYBELLE B. RODRIGUEZ, Respondent x----------------------------------------------------/


Before this court is verified Joint Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by their counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on June 7, 1990 at General Santos City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at c/o Zaide Law Office. 2nd Floor. Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Avenue, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over twenty three (23) years already. they decide to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce hereby surviving their marriage bond on June 7, §990 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already diligently but all proved futile; WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on June 28, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted Let copy of this larder be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED Iligan City, Philippines. this 30th day of May, 2013.

DATE: June 6, 2013

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that Julieta Bolongaita Llido has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of child’s first name from “JULITA” to “JULIETA” and correction of entry in the date of birth from “JULY 30, 1955” to “July 31, 1955” in the certificate of birth of JULITA BOLONGAITA at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are ANTONINO BOLONGAITA and ZOSIMA TOLENTINO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than June 26, 2013.

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City

ROBERT P. GINGCO, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------/

JUANITO W. EBORA AND JOSEPHINE O. VILARAY-EBORA. Petitioners x-------------------------------------------------/

MDN: June 3, 10 & 17, 2013

By Mrs. Jolda B. Lapida, School Head Lourdes Village Elementary School




Life of a teacher


TO ROBERT P. GINGCO Rebe, Lala, Lanao del Norte

TO LILYBELLE B. RODRIGUEZ, Purok I Salle Road Palao, Iligan City



WHEREAS, on May 13, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent ROBERT P. GINGCO. RODRIGUEZ in a newspaper of General circulation in this city, one a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner is a Muslim and husband and wife married on May 14, 1994 at Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte; WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code; WHEREAS, That respondent since 2000 separated from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whatsoever took place between them and hence, the here in petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against him, and since then no support is given by die former to the latter; NOW, THEREFORE, you respondent ROBERT P. GINGCO is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court, within 15 days from the last date of the Publication of this summons, your comment/answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner San Manue, Lala, Lanao del Norte; You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao dei Norte, Philippines, May 15, 2013.

WHEREAS, on May 29, 2013, this Court issued an order directing the petitioner to effect service of summons by publications upon respondent LILYBELLE B. RODRIGUEZ in a newspaper of general circulation in this city, one a week for 3 consecutive weeks at the expense of herein petitioner; WHEREAS, that petitioner is Muslim and husband and wife married on July 14, 2004 at Iligan City. WHEREAS, petitioner filed this petition against the respondent for violation of Art. 52 PD 1083 or the Muslim Code: WHEREAS, that respondent separated from the petitioner and right from that time no communication whosoever took place between them and hence, the herein petitioner is compelled to pursue divorce against her, NOW THEREFORE you respondent LILYBELLE B. RODR1GUEZ is hereby summoned and required to file with this Court within 15 days from the last date of the publication of this summons, your comment/answer to the petition furnish copy to the petitioner San Manue, Lala, Lanao del Norte; You are reminded of IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restrained in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the answer/comment. Should you fail to answer/comment to the petition within the aforesaid period, the court shall proceed to receive the evidences ex- parte upon which judgment shall be rendered on the same petition. Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, May 31, 2013.

NASRODING A. ALI Clerk of Court

HON. OSOP M ALI Presiding Judge

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shell companies in the U.S. and other countries to publicly register their holdings. “ ‘Secrecy for sale’ On April 4, 2013, the Washington, DC-based ICIJ published its massive report, “Secret files expose offshores’ global impact,” which was triggered by a cache of 2.5 million files on more t han 120,000 offshore companies and trusts of “politicians, con men and the mega–rich the world over.” The secret records leaked to ICIJ exposed the names behind covert companies and private trusts in 10 offshore jurisdictions, including the British Virgin Islands and the Cook Islands. The 260 gigabytes of data covered 2.5 million files, including more than 2 million e-mails, four large databases, half a million text, PDF, spreadsheet, image, and Web files. Many times larger than the Wikileaks files, the ICIJ data covered 122,000 of fshore companies or trusts, nearly 12,000 intermediaries (agents or


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improve the product, and out of those plastics, we can make chairs and others,” Sen. Villar said. “Kung ano ang mga ginawa ko sa Las Piñas, gagawin ko rin sa Mindanao.” As an advocate for producing livelihood projects, as she believes it will improve the lives of ever y Filipino, Sen. Villar will chair the agriculture and fisheries committee. “Gusto ko

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miles — enough visibility to switch to a Visual Flight Rule (VFR) landing. “The pilots will see the PAPI lights from seven miles away but until they see them, they will rely on the beacon from the Lumbia airport to guide them in,” Luisma said. Luisma said as soon as the pilots see the PAPI lights, they will start a threedegree inclination toward the runway and land. He said the comptrollers in Laguindingan airport will guide the planes to land at this time. “The Lumbia tower will still be operational until all the navigational aids will be installed in (Laguindingan Airport) in May 2014. Two towers in Lumbia and Laguindingan will take turns guiding the planes to the new airport and land to land safely,” he said. CAAP has promised to install the ILS, VHF Omni-

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“introducers”), and about 130,000 records on the people and agents who run, own, benefit from or hide behind offshore companies, according to ICIJ. To analyze and verify the data, ICIJ organized a global network of 86 j our na l ist s and me di a partners from 46 countries, including PCIJ for the Philippine reports. Too, ICIJ collaborated with reporters from The Guardian and the BBC in the United Kingdom, Le Monde in France, Südd e ut s ch e Z e itu ng an d Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Germany, The Washington Post in the United States, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). As part of the global release of the ICIJ reports, PCIJ published, on April 4-5, 2013, a two-part story on the offshore accounts of three elective officials who are required under Philippine laws to file t r ut hf u l and complete Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALNs) every year, and upon entry into and exit from public office. Imee, Manny, JV The PCIJ story focused

on t hen re- ele c t i on ist Ilocos Norte Gov. Maria Imelda ‘Imee’ Marcos, then senator Manuel ‘Manny’ B. Villar Jr., and then senatorial candidate Jose Victor ‘JV’ Ejercito. Villar’s Nacionalista Party was part of the administration Team PNoy coalition led by President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III’s Liberal Party. Ejercito, on the other hand, was a candidate of the opposition coalition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) that is led by Vice President Jejomar C. Binay. Marcos was listed as one of the beneficiaries of the Sintra Trust, formed in June 2002 in the British Virgin Islands. The other beneficiaries of the offshore account are her adult sons with estranged husband Tomas Manotoc: Ferdinand Richard Michael Marcos Manotoc, Matthew Joseph Marcos Manotoc, and Fernando Martin Marcos Manotoc. She was also listed as a financial advisor for Sintra Trust, as well as a company in which the Sintra Trust was a beneficial shareholder called ComCentre Corporation (formed in January 2002

kasing ipagpatuloy ang mga gawa ni Sen. Manny Villar at naniniwala rin akong ito ang makakapagbigay ng hanapbuhay sa mga tao, kahit simpleng hanapbuhay lang,” she added. Also, Sen. Villar said she will focus on small, medium, and micro enterprises especially in the agriculture sector as it will boost the economy and will empower small businesses alike. “Since we are labor intensive, we will conduct business train-

ings for agriculture and fisheries also,” she added. As for Northern Mindanao, Sen. Villar said they will conduct studies on the region’s availability of raw materials, ever ything out of waste, so that they can take actions on what specific projects will fit the region.

directional Range Navigation (VOR); Meteorological Observing System; and Precision Lighting System (PALS) by May 2014. While CAAP has apparently solved the safety issues of Laguindingan Airport, the problem of the settlers in Lumbia Airport is another matter. Former CAAP Northern Mindanao director Artemio Garcia said he and 100 retired ATO and CAAP employees who have made a portion of Lumbia Airport their home will resist any attempt by the Philippine Air Force to demolish their houses. Garcia and the retired CAAP employees have built their houses on a small strip of land inside the facility since Lumbia Airport expanded operations in 1955. They are joined by 80 families of porters, airline employees and security guards. “We cannot be thrown away like dogs. We also made sacrifices in turning

this airport into what it is today, “ he said. Garcia said PAF officers have been meeting with them, insisting they vacate their houses or face demolition. “I told them we are one in planning to resist them. They will face old, retired guys like me who do not want to leave this place we call home,” he said. As an era of local aviation history came to a close, nostalgia about the old airport swept the social networks. “That place will always hold a special part in my heart. I had amazing memories and I hope the new one will create the same memories to the young ones,” Jamisola Rosalia wrote on facebook. “Oohh I (will) really miss that airport!!” wrote another blogger. Local historian Nanette Roa said Lumbia airport will always have a sentimental place for Cagayanons. She said it was here

in the BVI and still in operation) and a “master client” for the M Trust ( f o r m e d Ju l y 1 9 9 7 i n L abuan, Malaysia, and closed July 2009). The Presidential Commission on Good Gove r n m e nt ( P C G G ) h a s launched an investigation into Marcos’s offshore accounts, saying it is keen to find out if these might contain some of the estimated $5 billion that her father, the late strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos, allegedly amassed through corruption. He, too, held offshore accounts, which the Philippine government has sought to freeze. ‘Awesome’ account The ICIJ data showed that Villar is the beneficial owner of a BVI international business corporation called Awesome Dragon Holdings Limited. It was incorporated in the BVI on July 26, 2007 while he was president of the Senate. Villar served as Senate president from July 2006 to November 2008. He ends his second term as senator on June 30, 2013. T h e IC I J d at a a l s o showed that Ejercito is a director of a BVI company called Ice Bell Properties

Limited formed on July 8, 1999, when his father, Jo s e ph ‘E r ap’ Ej e rc ito Estrada, was still president. Ejercito was then a nominee to Congress of the Kabataan ng Masang Pilipino, a party-list group affiliated with Estrada’s Partido ng Masang Pilipino. JV Ejercito eventually declined the nomination after a tweaking of the rules that helped KAMPI qualify for a House seat proved too controversial for him. Two years later, in 2001, he became mayor of San Juan City, Erap Estrada’s political bailiwick. Although PCIJ sent letters to Marcos, Villar, and Ejercito, only Villar made an effort to explain his involvement with an offshore account. In a written reply to PCIJ’s questions, Villar admitte d to b eing t he “ultimate shareholder” of Awesome Dragon Holdings Limited but said it was a dormant company with a capital of just one U.S. dollar. He said it was put in place in 2007 “as a ready corporate vehicle for any strategic multinational business opportunity that may become available.”

“But we will still promote the use of organic fertilizers to our farmers kasama na young co-

conut and hog raising schemes.” Mrs. Villar also cited that she will help improve the handmade paper productions, since Shelley is the forerunner of the handmade paper industr y in the region. Meanwhile, Sen. Villar emphasized also that she will help cooperatives in rural and urban areas, specifically the MASSSPECC Cooperative Development Center as the cooperative can greatly help small businessman also.

where most Cagayanons had their first plane rides and experienced seeing the clouds above the skies. “Everyone would come in their Sunday’s best when they ride the planes. Polished shoes and pretty dresses,” Roa said. Luisma, who has been living in Lumbia since childhood, remembered that the fare to Cebu on board a DC3 plane in the 1960s was P15 while that for Manila was P40. “I will really miss this place. This is where I grew up, worked and had children,” said the 53-year old airport comptroller. Luisma said Lumbia airport had no major plane accidents except in the 1980s when a Philippine Air Lines BAC one eleven plane skidded off the runway during heavy rain. He said another incident was in the late 1990s when a Cebu Pacific plane was not able to stop and its nose crashed inside one of the restaurants in the airport

“Lumbia airport is lucky for Cagayan de Oro but we have outgrown it. We need a bigger airport for our needs,” Luisma said. According to local historians, the airport was built by the Americans in the 1930s. During the second World War, the Japanese improved its runway using manual labor from Cagayanons conscripted for the jobs. A flight of Zeros warplanes used Lumbia as staging point to attack Filipino guerillas and ships of US allied forces. Lumbia was not the first airport of Cagayan de Oro. The first airport was in Barangay Patag, now the present headquarters of the Army 4thInfantry Division is located. On a runway made of gravel and grass, DC3 planes took off from Patag with destinations to Camiguin and Cebu as well as Manila. Lumbia Airport will be turned into an airbase of the Philippine Air Force 15th Strike Wing.


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who have reached voting age should register to be able to vote in the elections in the barangay polls. This city, which comprises of two congressional districts with 98 barangays, has a total of 405,601 registered voters as of the May 13 mid-term elections. There are 37 barangays with 210,840 registered voters in the first district and 61 with 194,761 registered voters in the second district. philippine news agency

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developed countries, the report said. They are expected to double in population from around 900 million people in 2013 to 1.8 billion in 2050. In 2028, both China, now at 1.38 billion people, and India, at 1.25 billion, are expected to match populations at 1.45 billion each, the report said. India’s will continue to grow for several decades to around 1.6 billion and then begin to decline while China’s population is expected to start decreasing after 2030, and by 2100 “possibly reaching 1.1 billion.” The United States ranks third behind China and India with 320 million people, followed by Indonesia at 250 million and Brazil at 200 Million. Nigeria ranks seventh at 174 million, just behind sixth ranking Pakistan at 182 million. By 2050, the report said, Nigeria will rank third at 440 million, compared to the United States estimated 401 million people. Fertility, mortality and migration rates will affect future population trend trajectories, especially fertility, Wilmoth said in a statement accompanying the 50-page report. “For the world as a whole, fertility has fallen rapidly in recent decades, especially since the 1960s,” he said. “Several large developing countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Brazil, South Africa and many others have experienced a rapid fall in the average number of children per woman,” he said. “This has led to a reduction in population growth rates in much of the developing world.” “At the same time, many countries of Europe, East Asia and elsewhere, now have very low levels of fertility, well below their ‘replacement level’ of around 2.1 children per woman,” Wilmoth said. Most of the countries with relatively high levels of fertility are on the UN’s list of 49 least developed countries, with many in sub-Sahara Africa. philippine news agency ‘ERRATUM’ Notice of hearing change Vendor from RUEL TION to Vendor ARNOLD UBAOB Case No; 2013-10-523 Our Apology LTFRB-10, CDO


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Fast and fabulous cars at the Trans Sport Show 2013 presented by Phoenix More than a hundred automotives from modern contemporary such as the 2002 VW Beetle to classics like the 1947 Chrysler Limousine were on display at the successful Trans Sport Show 2013. The hig hly-awaited event was co-presented by leading independent oil company Phoenix Petroleum Philippines from May 30 to June 2, 2013 at the SMX Convention Center , Pasay City . The 2013 Trans Sports Show with this year’s slogan “Fuels a Driving Generation” was well-attended by car lovers and organizations

in the automotive industry. Awards and prizes were given to different categories. Major awards given were for Best of Show for Contemporary and Nostalgic, Best in Paint for Contemporary and Nostalgic, Best 89, Best Bodykit (Imported), and Best Car Display. Other special awards were Best Engine Display, Best Bodykit for Custom and Showroom, Exotic Car Award, 1:1 Scale Model Award, Newcomer Award, New Product Award and Recycler’s Award. The Best Pavilion Display Award was given to Phoenix Petroleum, while

crowned Ms. Trans Sport Show was Phoenix model Jaymee Pagulayan. Phoenix Petroleum’s 54-square meter booth was designed like a retail station and incorporated elements of the partnership with NBA, such as NBA Sports bottles. Pho enix Pet roleum Philippines is the leading independent oil company with an expanding network of operations nationwide. It is engaged in the business of trading refined petroleum products and lubricants, operation of oil depots and storage facilities, and allied services.

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he lack of classrooms and school buildings and dilapidated school facilities continue to be major concerns that need to be addressed in public elementary and high schools. During the June 8 episode of Pagtuki, the official radio program of Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI), Jeremy Denampo, administration officer 5 of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Cebu Province, said that the ideal classroom-pupil ratio is 1:45; however, there are schools that go beyond the ideal. DepEd-Cebu reported a two percent increase this year from an estimated 687,000 enrolees for elementary and kindergarten and 357,000 for high school in the entire province of Cebu last year. To address the increasing number of students in the province, DepEd plans to build 213 surpassing last year's 186 classrooms. The need to rehabilitate and repair classrooms comes next to the lack of them. This year, DepEd is allocating Php 20 million for school rehabilitation in Cebu Province, Php 17 million of which is for elPhoenix Trans Sport Show_4 - Phoenix Petroleum model Miss Jaymee Pagulayan was ementary and Php 3 million crowned as the Ms. Trans Sport Show during the awarding day held on June 2, 2013 is for the secondary. Local at the SMX Convention Center , Pasay City . government units (LGUs)

are also exerting efforts to provide adequate and conducive learning environment. “DepEd continues to tap LGUs to provide safe roads for the students in going to school, especially in urban areas,” Denampo cited. There are LGUs who partner with the private sector and civic organizations to provide better classrooms in public schools. The School Rehabilitation Program of RAFI’s Education Development Unit is one example of an education program run by a nongovernment organization and its partner LGU and other stakeholders. “Three months after repair, there is a significant impact both on students and teachers. Teachers reported an improvement in class performance and attendance,” Anton Dignadice, executive director of RAFI Education Development Unit, said. RAFI, through SRP, targets to construct 300 classrooms in the next three years. It also aims to transform one-storey school buildings into medium-rise school buildings. “Due to the lack of buildable spaces, we try to maximize the space through these medium-rise buildings for high school,” Dignadice

shared. He assured the continuing support of RAFI to DepEd programs, especially in its K-12 curriculum. RAFI, in partnership with the University of San Jose– Recoletos (USJ-R), trains public school teachers of pupils from kindergarten to Grade 3 on the usage of the mother tongue through the Certificate Program on Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE).After having acquired the certificate program, the trained teachers are expected to mentor other teachers handling the mentioned levels.Pagtuki is aired over dyLA 909 AM every Saturday at 10-11am. The program, which is one of the Knowledge Sharing & Advocacy capabilities of RAFI, tackles timely and relevant issues on community development, politics and governance, microfinancing, education, environment, early childhood care and development, and culture and heritage that affect the Cebuano community.For more information about RAFI’s radio program, please contact Carmel Matus at 418-7234 loc. 540, or visit or www., or follow @rafiorgph on Twitter. (by Carla Maniwang/RAFI intern)

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