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Cayetano supports Duterte’s federalism

By Irene Joy B. Dayo, Staff writer

Allot P800B to Mindanao through MPDP

During his visit to Davao solutions that will address City last weekend, the sena- the country’s long-enduring tor stressed the need to ef- problems. “Ang isang malaking fect real change in people’s See supports, page A11 lives by resorting to bold

Swedish govt looks to tax airlines over climate change

THE Swedish government on Thursday announced it will look into ways to tax the aviation industry to reduce its carbon emissions. See CLIMATE, page A11

Malagos chocolates wins awards



More or less three years of meticulous search, home-grown developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. launched in Cagayan de Oro its first project outside their base. Introduced during the grand launch held last November 6, Mesaverte Residences is a community composed of three mid-rise condominiums soon to stand in the middle of CDO metropolis. See FULL STORY, page A3


Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano expressed his full support for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s Federalism approach to government as a way to attain inclusive growth in the country by granting other regions more access to government resources and funds.

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A man holds on to his opponent to prevent himself from falling in this scene during a game called spider boxing in Barangay San Vicente, Baungon town in Bukidnon on Thursday (Nov. 5, 2015). The game is part of the celebration of Aldaw ta Kitanglad, an event where indigenous peoples around Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park gather to renew their commitment to protect the park, considered an important biodiversity site. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

DAVAO City––For having put Davao City on the world’s chocolate map, h o m e g r ow n p r e m i u m chocolate maker and international awardee Malagos Chocolates, was named the first recipient of the Davao Business Awards last Friday at the 3rd Davao Investment Conference (ICON). See malagos, page A11

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Globe Telecom announces key senior management appointments

Globe Telecom has announced key senior management appointments and organization changes

effective November 9, 2015 to further strengthen its position in the industry as the pur veyor of the

Filipino digital lifestyle and align its operations on current global trends. Gil B. Genio will be

May 1-31, 2015

On November 10, 2015

the new Chief Technology and Information Officer (CTIO). As CTIO, Genio will lead an integrated network and technology organization and the overall vision, development and execution of network and technology architecture and strategies, proactively responding to business and market demands. He will continue to be the company’s Chief Strategy Officer. Genio is currently Chief Operating Officer for

International and Business Markets. Alberto M. de Larrazabal will be the new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). As CCO, de Larrazabal will drive the integration and execution of strategies across all commercial units, including marketing, sales and channels, and product development for all segments of business. All core business groups will be consolidated under the CCO. De Larrazabal is cur-

rently the company’s Chief Finance Officer, Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer. Rosemarie ManiegoEala will be the Acting Chief Finance Officer. Maniego-Eala will likewise assume the role of Treasurer and Chief Risk Officer. She joined Globe in 1998 as Director for Financial Planning and Analysis. She became President of G-Xchange, Inc. in 2006 and Group Head of International Business in 2011. M a r i a Au r o r a S y Manalang will be the new Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, SyManalang will head the Information Systems Group and will form part of the CTIO’s organization. SyManalang joined Globe in 2005. She has since then handled various leadership roles in the organization, the most recent of which was Head of Product Management. AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE


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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased JONATHAN V. CARLOS, who died on July 31, 2006 in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental; during his lifetime, owned a parcel of land which is registered under his own name JONATHAN V. CARLOS, and located at Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental and which property is more particularly described as follows; ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-19322 “A PARCEL OF LAND, Lot 864, Cad-367, case 8, situated in the barrio of Kimaya, Mun. of Jasaan, Prov. of Misamis, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY (2,870) square meters, is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF SELFADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered by; ESTRELLA V. CARLOS, of legal age, Filipino, widow and resident of Poblacion, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, the mother and sole compulsory surviving heir. That for and in consideration of the sum of TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (P250,000.00), is hereby acknowledged from the VENDEE SPS. ISMAEL ROY D. ZARATE AND VILMA GRACE G. ZARATE, Filipino, and residents of 1064 Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. I, ESTRELLA V. CARLOS, being the sole and the compulsory/ surviving heir of my deceased son JONATHAN V. CARLOS, I do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, to the VENDEE, SPS. ISMAEL ROY D. ZARATE AND VILMA GRACE G. ZARATE, the above-described parcel of land. As per Doc. No. 388; Page No. 78; Book No. 189; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: OCT. 26, NOV. 2, & 9, 2015

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Cebu Landmasters launches Mesaverte Residences in CDO By Irene Joy B. Dayo, Staff writer

More or less three years of meticulous search, homegrown developer Cebu Landmasters Inc. launched in Cagayan de Oro its first project outside their base. Introduced during the grand launch held last November 6, Mesaverte Residences is a community composed of three mid-rise condominiums soon to stand in the middle of CDO metropolis. CLI Chief Operating Officer Jose Franco Soberano admitted that it took them years to decide on this project. “We waited patiently and this opportunity, this beautiful 8,700 square meter property was presented to us.” Mesaverte Residences will be built in the prime neighbourhood between Corrales and Osmeña Extension, parallel and in-between Claro M. Recto Avenue and Capitol University. It is near to mall, hospitals and universities such as Gaisano City Mall, Centrio Ayala Mall, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, Mindanao University of Science and Technoloy and Limketkai Center. CEO and Chairman of the Board Jose Soberano III said that this location exactly fits the elements of perfection that their company sees as an ideal place for a residential

condominium. He also said that they painstakingly put an effort to make sure of the preparation. In the selection, they went through processes and come up with the best team possible who make perfect the ideal balance of the location and desired combination of the project. Mesaverte Residences will be built in two phases. Phase 1 comprises the first two buildings that would house the clubhouse and amenity areas, slated to be completed in 2018. Each building would have 15 floors and 252 units, having four corner units with balcony. Each also has 18 residential units per floor with three 1-bedroom units and 15 studio units in an average area of 20 square meters. Further, condo buyers could have an option to combine two or more units to expand

and create a more comfortable space. For Phase 2, the third building is planned for 294 units while the whole cluster is allocated with 239 parking lots. The amenities for this CDO project include separate adult and kiddie swimming pools with a sunken pool deck. Airconditioned function rooms and fitness gym will contain the clubhouse as well. Moreover, there would be also basketball court, jogging paths and children’s playground, and a retail arcade will then be built at the main entrance. These amenities and the Mesaverte Residences, in entirety, are set to provide an ideal venue for neighbourhood building, family-bonding and healthy-living. Further, Soberano reported that in just two months before the launching, their team started breaking the ground and with the pre-selling, targeting young professionals, start-up families, and investors. As of the launching date, 180 out of 504 units have been sold already. He also remarked that residents will be well taken care of even after the condo is built, through their personalized

management. “We are confident that we will deliver a product that few, the quality-conscious market in Cagayan de Oro truly deserves, and it does not end there, personalized service means extension with the best manner in terms of turnover of

the product... We will continue to property-manage it,” he added. In 30 months or less, CLI will establish their own property management team for the maintenance and up-keep of the condo. The CEO also proudly said that yes, they are home-grown

developer and they know that they are faced by the challenges of the industry, but they have competed very well through working on their edge in terms of personal service, having a hardworking team and extending service for the benefit of the buyers and investors.


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Just don’t panic and be safe

BY this point in time, everyone must have heard about big tragedies that hit several countries around the world. It scored thousands of lives lost while undetermined numbers were reported missing or severely injured. It pains us all to hear about them, but there is nothing we can do but praise God for sparing our country from such disasters. To think about it, our government does not offer so much of assistance whenever things go wild. We should be aware though that the Philippines is prone to major catastrophes as its history reveals. We had so many earthquakes, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, fires, floods, rebellion, vehicular accidents and the like that caused us grave misery and tears. There were moments when, with pains in my heart, I described our country as the world capital of the worst tragedies. Or perhaps next to Japan, which suffered the effects of an atomic bomb during World War II. Crying although, is a natural treatment for sad emotions and heartbreaks,

SOMETHING SINISTER AGAINST TEACHING THE BIBLE IN SCHOOLS ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ IN RP: A group of pastors Managing Editor Executive Editor from several Born Again churches met with me on CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING Tuesday, November 04, Associate Editor Contributing Editor 2015, and they confirmed MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda to me once more that someLifestyle Editor Assistant Editor thing sinister is really going on in this country when GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit it comes to teaching our Motoring Editor Photo Journalist children about the Bible, felix santillan ROEL CATOTO about righteousness, and EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao about spirituality. Layout Artists You see, these pastors PAT SAMONTE irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN constitute the leadership of Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga a group called the Associa tion of Christian Educators JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG of the Philippines or ASCEP. Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Ever since I was introduced Regional Editors-Northmin to ASCEP sometime in 2010 AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA or thereabouts, they have Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant been complaining about not-so-discreet attempts ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI to persecute them, with NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 the end in view of closing CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY the elementary and high Legal Counsel schools operated by their --------------------------------------------------------------churches. bureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 ASCEP by the way is RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 the organization of schools MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 owned and managed by North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 Born Again pastors and VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 churches. In 1996, they MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 were given a special permit bobby mag usara-tangub city to operate by then EduOROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 cation Secretary Ricardo cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 Gloria, which enabled them davao - MARLON GAYOG-09276314995 davao - tom a. caballero-09105783126 davao - tomas canoy avancena jr.-09177017010 davao del norte - sarah castor - 09263988293 davao occidental - alma ORTIZ - 09058532215 davao city/island samal - jessie palabao -0935-874-9825/ -0946-242-6672 davao comval area - abner yamson nave 09186935122/09354653451 digos city, dvo sur & kidapawan - romeo d. sanchez davao city - flaviano mahinay davao city - rene s. arias (Photo Journalist,) mati, davao - ronald “sanchez” sicad - 0936-704-2580 Davsur, davao occ., gensan and saranggani province: maria fe “marfe”completo - 0916-186-5631/0943-084-6891 dave e. paclipan - 0935-950-1589 butuan - PAT SAMONTE-0912-8091093 san frans - CRIS PANGANIBAN-09277974193 San Francisco - deding PANGANBAN-0927-7974193 Pagadian City - GRACE FRANCISCO

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is not a cure to avoid ugly events. Natural disasters are beyond our control and no one ever has won against them. But Filipinos are used to such gesture as it battled so much of major events that fell to us. Many years ago when I was a student in Manila, I lived along Avenida Rizal when a strong earthquake struck in the middle of the night. I nearly fell from my bed and utterly lost track of what was happening. Hours later, I learned that a high rise tower apartment nearby went down, killing a lot of people. We were surprised because the building where I stayed was so old, but

it withstood the rigors of a major earthquake. This only showed that my time on earth has not matured to the last moment and I survived until today. I hope I am wrong, but quietly I expect a major catastrophe in our country. It can be anything but it will claim lives and properties. I am praying so hard not because of anything but I have a lot of relatives and friends in the place and besides Manilans have formed part of my life having lived there for quite sometime. Still fresh in my minds are the memories that refuse to die. At times I think of Plaza Miranda where I ate two balut eggs for dinner after school. I imagine the streets of Manila where I drove a taxicab to augment my income. I am so proud of all these things and I never panicked for my sacrifices. As it is now, I just hope nothing takes place and forever will not. Every time I hear of big bad news reports from the Philippines, my heart beats faster than usual and it gives me so much pain. I have been away from

my country for more than twenty years, but still my soul belongs to the Filipinos. In the USA, I was driving my car when an earthquake hit northern California. I thought I had a flat tire as the vehicle was shaking and dancing the “chacha” so I went out of the lanes and stopped by the side of the freeway. Motorists passing by shouted at me it was an earthquake. I sincerely urge my kababayans to be prepared all the time when a major disaster strikes, God forbids. Things like these are less expected when it comes the reason why people are injured. Just don’t panic and think where to escape safely. The power of the mind is just terrific and keep it rolling as you use it intelligently. Never forget to ask for guidance from the Divine Providence every moment of your life. No one is above the Almighty God or an island and entire unto himself. Many people perish during tragedies because they run wild and do not know where to go. Like a boy scout motto, always be prepared.

mainstream education in our country. These Christian schools, which have banded together and formed ASCEP, provide great help to the government in terms of decongesting the already-burgeoning public and private school system, precisely because children who enrolled with them no longer join the millions who jam public and private schools every school opening. Then, too, Christian s cho ols t re me nd ously contribute to the molding of law-abiding and Godfearing citizens, not only among the children who are taught by them the teachings of God in the Bible, but also the parents of their children who are encouraged to study the Word of God, too, so they can continue providing spiritual guidance to their kids even at home. -oooAQUINO GOV’T PERSECUTING CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS: So, one would think that the government, particularly the Aquino government, should be doing all it can to help these Christian schools to thrive and to succeed in their operations,

correct? The answer should of course be a resounding “yes”. Unfortunately, however, the education officials of the Aquino government are doing the reverse. Instead of helping the Christian schools, the Aquino government is persecuting them. Right now, for instance, the Department of Education under Catholic priest Bro. Armin Luistro, is refusing to honor the special permit given by then Sec. Gloria to the Christian schools for them to operate, excluding them from its list of accredited schools. What is more, the DepEd is refusing to recognize the graduates of these Christian schools. Luistro should be reminded that there are laws in the Philippines, including the Constitution itself, that safeguard the teaching of religion to elementary and high school students. He should therefore reconsider his stand against B or n Again Chr istian schools, and allow them to continue operating under the permit given to them by Gloria. ––Email:

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to put up modest schools in equally modest, if not more modest, facilities, to teach basically the children of their members. -oooCHRISTIAN SCHOOLS DO A GREAT SERVICE TO COUNTRY: The objective of the schools was not just to teach what the other public and private schools had been teaching. They are also deep into teaching spirituality, righteousness, and Biblical principles, particularly the lives of Biblical characters whose unwavering faith in God allowed them to triumph at all cost, which is something that has been removed from

Daily Inspiration

Think differently

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“And don’t grumble as some of mind has yet to accept our return back them did, and then were to work. destroyed by the angel of death.” It’s an effortless state to be in; however, -1 Corinthians 10:10 we have a choice to think differently. Honor God. Complaining is contagious and can Think positive. Maybe this feeling is a destroy the start of a beautiful day. message for us to make some adjustments As we return to work after a vacation, to bring passion and purpose back into there’s a tendency to complain when our your lives.

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COA: Butuan’s Polysports Complex builder had expired mayor’s permit By PAT SAMONTE, Caraga Regional Editor

BUTUAN City -- J. D. Legaspi Construction won the bidding for the construction of the P252.939,664.26 Butuan City Polysports Complex in Barangay Tiniwisan with an expired Mayor’s Permit. In their Technical Evaluation Report for the Construction of Butuan City Polysports Complex dated August 18, 2014, auditors from the Commission on Audit disclosed in a Summary of Findings and Observations that the Mayor’s Permit submitted by J. D.

Legaspi Construction had already expired on December 31, 2012, while the bid opening was conducted on January 16, 2013. They said the attention of the Bids and Awards Committee should be invited to Section 30.1 of the Revised Implementing Rules and

Regulation of Republic Act 9184 which provides, to wit: “Sec. 30. Preliminary Examination of Bids. 30.1. The BAC shall open the first bid envelope (Technical Proposals) of eligible bidders in public to determine each bidder’s compliance with the documents required to be submitted for the first component of the bid, as prescribed in the IRR-A. For this purpose, the BAC shall check the submitted documents of each


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bidder against a checklist of required documents to ascertain if they are all present in the first bid envelope, using a non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria, as stated in the Invitation to Apply for Eligibility and to Bid and Instructions to Bidders. If a bidder submits the required document, it shall be rated “passed” for that particular requirement. In this regard, failure to submit a requirement, or an incomplete or patently insufficient submis-


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sion, shall be considered “failed” for the particular requirement concerned. In case one or more of the required documents in the first envelope of a particular bid is missing, incomplete or patently insufficient, the BAC shall rate the bid concerned as “failed” and immediately return to the bidder concerned. Otherwise, the BAC shall rate the said first bid envelope as “passed”.” The COA auditors also

noted that the Bids and Awards Committee required the following documents as additional eligibility requirement in violation to Section 23.1 of the Revised IRR of RA 9184, saying the additional documents should have been part of the post=qualification requirement as provided under Section 34.2 of the IRR: 1) ISO Certification: The submitted certification of the contractor (J.D. See permit, page A9

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Legaspi) indicates that Design and Development are excluded. Hence, the ISO certification of the bidder did not meet the requirement of the agency for the project (design and build) pursuant to SP Ordinance No. 003-2012; 2) DPWH Materials Testing Laboratory Accreditation: No certificate of accreditation from the concerned agency, instead an oath of undertaking which is a self-serving document was submitted, in violation to the agency’s rules requiring this document to be part of the eligibility requirement of the bidder for projects

with ABC of P50 million and above pursuant to SP Ordinance No. 003-2012; 3) DOLE Accredited Equipment Certificate of Inspection: No Equipment Certificate of Inspection from the concerned agency, instead an oath of undertaking which is a self-serving document, was submitted, in violation to the agency’s rules requiring this document to be part of the eligibility requirement of the bidder for projects with ABC of P50 million and above pursuant to SP Ordinance No. 003-2012; 4) TESDA Certification of Operators: No Certification of Operators from the concerned agency. Instead, an oath of undertaking which

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is a self-serving document was submitted in violation of the agency’s rules; 5) The engineers who prepared the Program of Works (POW) were not among the personnel submitted by winning bidder/ design & build contractor as part of the technical documents. As such, qualification of these personnel were not verified whether or not they met the qualification requirement of the agency and does not conform to Section 25.2.b.III.2 of the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 9184. The COA auditors further found out that: 1) The ABC submitted by the agency has a breakdown of the Direct and Indirect Cost, of which the percentAFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY THE SOLE/COMPULSORY HEIR OF THE DECEASED EUSEBIO BACORRO Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased EUSEBIO BACORRO, who died on October 28, 1962 in Bura, Catarman, Camiguin Province; based on the Extra-Judicial Settlement And Partition of the Estate of Dorotea Bacarro-Calustre, Eusebio Bacorro, Leoncia Bacorro-Canales, Eustaquio Bacorro and Angela Bacorro-Magto dated August 15, 2015 and notarized as Doc. No. 423; Page No. 85; Book No. 188; Series of 2015 of the notarial registry of Atty. Mario Juni, was allocated as his share the following described portion; TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONS Lot 946-A EUSEBIO BACORRO “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 946-A of the subdivision plan, being the portion of LOT 946, CAD 194), situated in the Barangay of CATIBAC, Municipality of Catarman, Province of Camiguin. Containing an area of FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED TWELVE (4,112) SQUARE METERS more or less, is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY THE SOLE/COMPULSORY HEIR OF THE DECEASED EUSEBIO BACORRO, made and entered namely; LEONILA B. ESTEVEZ, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Block 26, Lot 9, Johndorf Subdivision, Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental; the only surviving heir/ granddaughter and the sole and the only compulsory heir. As per Doc. No. 127; Page No. 26; Book No. 189; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI.

age of the latter exceeded what was provided under DPWH Department Order No. 72, Series of 2012. The IRR of RA 9184 provides the ABC for this type of project shall only be in lumpsum. 2) Evaluation of Cost: The price proposal of the winning bidder included Bonds & Insurance, Power & Water Consumption, Telephone & Internet Expenses and Office Equipment. amounting to P2,188,304.16. These expenses are already part of Indirect Cost as provided under DPWH Department Order No. 72, Series EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased DIOSCORRO V. PUEBLOS, who died on Oct. 29, 2010, at Cagayan de Oro City, is the absolute and registered owner of a parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-63537 located at Barrio of Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, more particularly described as follows; A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 2154-B-2-B-5-E, PSD-10-000867, being a portion of Lot 2154-B-2-B-5, PSD-10-000188), situated in the Barrio of Lapasan, City of Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of THREE HUNDRED FIFTY (350) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered by and between ALVIN AZUR PADERANGA PUEBLOS, of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Brgy. Lapasan, Cagayan

of 2012 and to include these expenses as part of the pay item will constitute double costing of the project. Thus, the same amount should be deducted from the contract cost or be applied to the project through additional work; and 3) The derivation of quantity: The quantity of backfill materials included the quantity of concrete (columns footing), thus, the total volume for backfill was overstated by 1,509.59 cubic meters with equivalent cost of P1,040,152.80. Said amount should be deducted de Oro City; NORMA PADERANGA PUEBLOS, CORA CHAM ORTEGA and BETHUEL PUEBLOS (WACHIRAPORN KARUENSATIT), all of legal age, Filipino and all represented by ALVIN AZUR PADERANGA PUEBLOS as their Attorney-in-fact by virtue of a Special Power of Attorney attached herein, are the sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of THREE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php350,000.00), Philippine Currency is hereby acknowledged in full from Ritchmond D. Tan-leh married Melissa U. Tan-Leh, both of legal age, Filipinos, and with residence address at Julio Pacana St., Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER, CONVEY and DELIVER by way of ABSOLUTE SALE, unto said Ritchmond D. Tan-Leh, the property above described. As per Doc. No. 151; Page No. 31; Book No. 47; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. CHESTER C. CASTAÑOS. MDN: NOV. 2, 9 & 16, 2015

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ELIZABETH L. DIVINA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from “ISIDRA” to “ELIZABETH” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ISIDRA LIGAHON who was born on May 15, 1955 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are JUSTINO LIGAHON and ANITA LIM. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 9, 2015.

(SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 2 & 9, 2015

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC October 29, 2015 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that ROGENE C. CONAT has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROGENE CRISPINO CONAT at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Ruben R. Conat and Ferlynda S. Crispino. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 18, 2015. (Sgd) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 2 & 9, 2015


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Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late PILAR TAYABAS BRIONES, whose residence at the time of her death was South Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon, leaving a parcel of land conjugally owned owned with her husband and herein Heir and Waivor, CRESENCIO V. BRIONES, which parcel of land is herein described to wit; ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. AO-483 “A Parcel of Land (Lot 2951, SWO-42001-CASE-20) situated in Barangay Panalsalan, Municipality of Maramag, Province of Bukidnon, containing an area of TWENTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY SEVEN (22,537) SQUARE METERS, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE, executed by and among; CRESENCIO V. BRIONES, of legal age, Filipino, widower, and a resident of Butong, Quezon, Bukidnon; FELIPA B. CAPARIDA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Quezon, Bukidnon; DIOSDADO T. BRIONES, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Quezon, Bukidnon; ESTERLITA B. NUFABLE, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Quezon, Bukidnon; EMELDA T. BRIONES, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Quezon, Bukidnon; HELARIO T. BRIONES, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Panalsalan, Maramag, Bukidnon; DIOCELINA B. BARCELONA, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of P-2, Panalsalan, Maramag, Bukidnon; CRESENCIO T. BRIONES, JR., of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Dagumbaan, Maramag, Bukidnon; ARSENIA B. NESTOR, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Valencia City, Bukidnon; represented by her son DANNY B. NESTOR, likewise of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Quezon, Bukidnon; ROMUALDO T. BRIONES, of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Quezon, Bukidnon; As per Doc. No. 290; Page No. 58; Book No. XXXVIII; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. JOSE JOEL P. DOROMAL.

PRA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that NANCY G. GARSUTA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of NANCY SALVO GUERRERO who was born on March 1, 1964 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ALBERTO ECHAVEZ GUERRERO and LOURDES FUENTES SALVO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 9, 2015. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 2 & 9, 2015



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from the contract cost or be applied to the project through additional work. The evaluation report was prepared by State Auditor I Celsa V. Salang, ST1 Roland G. Milan, and Supervising TAS Dante M. Jabutay,, reviewed by Chief TAS Junrey Labatos and approved by State Auditor V and Service Chief Celso U. Reyes



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Researchers at Ghent University in Belgium have succeeded in stabilizing folates in biofortified rice, which can offer a solution to serious health problems caused by folate deficiency in developing countries. The human body is unable to make vitamin B9, better known as folate. Adults need approximately 400 microgram of folates per day to remain healthy, a number which is increased to 600 microgram for pregnant women. Folates are abundant in green leafy vegetables (folium is Latin for leaf ), such as spinach and legumes (e.g. beans). Most staple crops, such as rice and other cereals, contain very low amounts of this vitamin. Inadequate folate intake can have severe effects on human health. In addition to certain forms of anemia, folate deficiency in pregnant women can result in an im-

paired development of the neural tube (the precursor of the spinal cord) of the embryo. These developmental problems often result in spina bifida: the so-called “cleft spine”. Folate deficiency is also associated with Alzheimer disease, cardio-vascular diseases and the development of a range of cancers. Due to the marginal levels of folate in rice, consumed by about half the world population as the sole energy source, folate deficiency is highly prevalent in developing countries. Several studies show that in certain regions – for example, in China and India – the occurrence of neural tube defects is at least 10-fold higher than in Western countries. In 2007, a research team from Ghent University, coordinated by Professor Dominique Van Der Straeten, reported the development of a first generation of rice

lines with 100-fold higher folate levels as compared to normal rice. This result was achieved through metabolic engineering, the modulation of the biosynthesis pathway of a plant compound. Their new study shows that about half of the folate content in these rice lines degrades after half a year. Vitamins are unstable molecules that degrade easily upon contact with oxygen, light, humidity, increased temperatures and changes in acidity. For this reason, it is important to consume food products, such as vegetables and fruit, as fresh as possible. A lot of vitamins get lost, not only during food processing and preparation, but also during storage. Evidently, these problems occur in harvest products that are stored for a longer period, such as rice grains. These stability problems See rice, page A11

Lumad Beauties. Larabelle Caamulan (left), winner of the Laga ta Kitanglad

2015 contest, celebrates with Laga ta Kitanglad 2014 titlist Ana Marie Goayan in Brgy. San Vicente, Baungon, Bukidnon. Both are from Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. The contest is part of the annual Aldaw ta Kitanglad celebration to highlight the importance of conserving Mt. Kitanglad Natural Park, an ASEAN Heritage Site. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C. Mordeno

Green organizations gather to fortify support for EPR bill

THE Greenpeace Philippines, Ecowaste Coalition, and Medicins Du Monde (MDM) bring together various civil society groups to strengthen the civil society push on the Extended Producers Responsibility (EPR) Bill on electronic

waste (e-waste). EPR is a policy principle to promote total life cycle environmental improvements of product systems by extending the responsibilities of the manufacturer of the product to various parts of the product’s life cycle,

Republic of the Philippines Province of Davao del sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ROSSANA D. ESCUETA has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME (CFN) from “ROSITA” to “ROSSANA” in the Birth Certificate of ROSITA ESCUETA who was born on November 23, 1954 at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Raymundo Escueta and Rosario Dumagan. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than November 25, 2015. Issued this 5th day of November 2015 at digod City, Davao del Sur, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARISSA C. NEBRADA City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 9 & 16, 2015

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan De Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that RICHELLE P. TABLANDO has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the CHILD’S SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of RICHELLE PACILAN TABLANDO who was born on AUGUST 28, 1992 (as per NSO copy) in CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY and whose parents are AMER LEGASPI TABLANDO and LANIE MARIQUIT PACILAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 14, 2015. (Sgd.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Nov. 9 & 16, 2015

and especially to the takeback, recovery and final disposal of the product. E-waste are electronic products such as mobile phones, computers, television sets, and other electronic appliances and equipment that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete, and have reached the end of their useful life. Greenpeace believes that a policy on EPR is urgently needed in the Philippines to tackle this “unprecedented tsunami of e-waste,” especially now that technology advances at a very fast rate, and electronic products are becoming obsolete and not useful in a few years. Such a policy addresses both waste and pollution problems and makes consumption both more economically and environmentally sustainable. “We need a strong and united civil society to push for the passage of the EPR bill to protect the environment and its inhabitants from pollution brought about by the proliferation of e-waste,” said Abigail Aguilar, Toxics Campaigner of Greenpeace Philippines. “The bill will ultimately put the burden of controlling and disposing the increasing number of e-waste to its producers – the big companies who have the capacity to treat and properly dispose their discarded or end-oflife products. When See green, page A11

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You need to do something because you chose it The Gospel of Jesus C hrist ( N o v e m b e r 9 , 2015-Monday) Luke 10:3842” He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that

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problema ng bansa ay halos lahat ng pera ay nasa Metro Manila. Other regions are not provided with enough attention. Si Mayor Duterte, ang solusyon niya ay Federalismo,” Cayetano noted. “Lahat ng kandidato, ang sinasabi lang ay dadamihan ang mga project. During budget season, pwede naman naming ikalat ang pondo hindi lang sa Metro Manila, pero hindi ginagawa,” he added. Cayetano declared that this could be the reason why there is a strong clamor for Duterte to run for president and why his proposals are resonating with people, because only he offers real and concrete change. “There are many ways to skin a cat, pero dapat may ang political will at tapang. That’s why ang clamor talaga ng tao ay hindi plataporma, but someone who will actually do it,” he stressed. Cayetano, for his part, has been pushing for the decentralization of government by funding more programs that will create real change in regions outside NCR, particularly in Mindanao. The senator recently filed Senate Bill No. 2972, or the Mindanao Peace and Development Act of 2015, which, if enacted into law, would grant a guaranteed funding worth at least P800 billion in 10 years, for the development of various sectors such as education, health, business, agriculture, transportation and infrastructure, including the establishment of a railway system in the region. While lauding the current administration for its notable contributions in economic progress, Cayetano said a more longterm solution is needed to achieve inclusive growth and to address the growing congestion problem in the capital city.

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A new inquiry will explore how a new tax on flights could reduce the climate footprint of airlines, the country’s finance ministry said in a statement. The new tax should be designed to “encourage consumers to choose environmentally friendly options,” the statement read, while prompting the industry to

my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part: Proverbs 22:2”The rich and the poor have a common bond; The LORD is the maker of them all. But opt for “more effect transport and lessened impact on the climate.” The inquiry will present its findings by late November next year. Sweden has previously committed to making all vehicles in the country “independent of fossil fuels” by 2030 through a transition to renewable fuels and hybrid cars. In March, Sweden’s environment ministry stated that the upcoming climate negotiations in Paris must result in an agreement that keeps global warming “as far below” 2 degrees Celsius as possible. (PNA/Xinhua)

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The award was conferred at the closing of this year’s Davao ICON at the SMX Convention Center by Architect Daniel T. Lim, former president of Davao City Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DCCCII) and chair of the investment gathering held November 4 to 6. “This year, as we launch the Davao Business Awards, we are giving a special citation to a Davao brand that has made a mark in the chocolate industry and is now internationally renowned as one of the best chocolates in the world. Just this year, they received two international awards,” he said. In April 2015, the Malagos Chocolates brought home the Bronze Award for its 100 percent Pure Unsweetened Chocolate under the Best Unflavored Drinking Chocolate at the 2015 Academy of Chocolate Awards in London. Last month, its 65 percent dark chocolate won silver in the 2015 International Chocolate Awards’ World Drinking Chocolate Competition in Hanover, Germany under the Dark Drinking Chocolate category, specifically drinks made with milk. Lim said the Davao Business Awards aims to give recognition to outstanding achievements, best business practices across business sectors. “Awards will be given to recognize new as well as existing businesses that have significantly impacted on the continuous growth of Davao City’s economy,” he said. He added that this recognition was based on “the nature of the project in

Jesus gave special favor to this family as his gratitude for what they had done to him. Take note; every goodness that you have done is your stored accounts at the bank in heaven. Once you are in crisis financially, physically, emotionally and psychologically; your stored blessings will be released in favor of you. Your efforts in doing the right things are not wasted. support to the Comprehensive Development Plan of the city, as well as its value adding to existing local products, local employment generation tax contribution.” Charita Puentespina, owner of the Puentespina Farm where the Malagos Chocolates is made, is credited for having put the city on the “map of chocolates” in the world. “Chocolates are international products or food that are enjoyed by everyone. We have a very good chocolate here, very good source of the beans. We just need to come up with the proper growing and proper post harvest, and very good processing, so that we can come up with a very good product,” she said. The Malagos Farm and Garden Resort has 25 hectares of land in Malagos, Baguio District where 80 percent of the bean requirement for chocolates are drawn while the other 20 percent come from the farmers, Puentespina added. The Malagos Chocolates requires about 40 metric tons of cocoa beans a year, she said. “We partner with the farmers who are willing to do quality fermentation, and follow the proper way of harvesting of cacao beans,” she said. The firm is also exporting at a small quantity to London, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. Puentespina envisions Malagos Chocolates as one of the leaders in the chocolate industry in five years “because we have very good quality beans.” “We are working on the production from the side of the farmers to produce the required amount of the beans, so that we can be able to supply the export market. The interest now because of the awards, a lot of people are wiling to buy our product. Our product, the dark chocolate, is the chocolate that is good for the health,” he said. She said the company trains the farmers on the best farming method so that cacao trees yield good cacao beans. There are at least three partner cooperatives, each having around 100 farmers who sell beans to Malagos. “Those who want to sell to us, we give them marketing contract, so that they can get financing from the

Your kindnesses are not forgotten because it is recorded in the book of life.Revelation 20:12”And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. Martha did

the rights things to prepare something to eat. Mary listened to Jesus intimately. Both these Women did great things. This is an image of a balance life. Ora it Labora. Pray and work. You need to do something because you chose it: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Bro. Edcel L. Closas Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhDTony Jordan – Cagayan 09187148435: God loves De Oro: My new number: you!!!

bank,” she said. (Antonio L. to 90 percent of which is Colina IV / MindaNews) illegally traded or dumped in developing countries. The growing e-waste from page A10 crisis is creating even more become more severe in problems than what the developing countries where Philippines can handle. the storage in high tempera- Hazardous materials create ture and high humidity is even more toxic waste and health impacts, especially inevitable. To tackle this problem, for the informal laborers researchers from the Ghent and waste pickers, comlab applied metabolic engi- munities who are the most neering to develop a new exposed to heavy metals rice prototype in which the such as lead, cadmium, folate content remains stable mercury, chromium, halogenated substances inupon long term storage. The study is the result cluding brominated flameof a close collaboration retardants, and polyvinyl between the labs of Van Der chloride (PVC). “We believe in the imStraeten (development and characterizatiofn of the new portance of advocating for rice prototypes), Professor the promotion of informal Willy Lambert and Professor workers’ rights. The EPR Christophe Stove (develop- bill acknowledges the conment of analytical methods tribution of the informal to measure folates) and Dr. sector to the management Hans De Steur and Professor of e-waste. This recogniXavier Gellynck (study of tion will promote workers’ the socio-economic impact rights such as safe work practices, will contribute of folate rice). According to Ghent Uni- to reduce the exposure to versity, the stability issue toxicants contained into is often underestimated or electrical and electronic even neglected in biofor- equipment (EEE) of infortification programs. It is mal e-waste dismantlers obvious that not only high, and their families, and but also stable vitamin lev- therefore to protect their els are important to tackle health. By addressing the responsibilities to reduce vitamin deficiencies. The study, published in toxicity and waste, the EPR the journal Nature Biotech- bill promotes the protecnology, describe the effect tion of the environment, of long term storage on the which is one determinant folate levels in the first rice of global health,” said Elena prototypes. It also provides Vicario, General Coordinaan elegant solution to the tor of MDM. stability problem that can be applied, in a customized form, to other crops and vitamins and opens the door for awareness and consideration of vitamin stability in future biofortification studies. SciencePhilippines


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producers face the physical burden of recycling or taking back their products, they are now compelled to design much more sustainable, less toxic, easily recyclable electronics. EPR encourages the producers to then design their products with recycling as an end goal or perhaps create products that simply last longer.” E-waste has been considered the fastest rising toxic waste stream. A study released by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) last May 2015 stated that the electronic industry produces up to 41 million tonnes of e-waste each year, up

Biblical reflection

Over the years, efforts to deal with e-waste legislation have been unsuccessful. The Philippines is a signatory to the 1989 Basel Convention, but not to the Basel Ban Amendment, which bans all exports of hazardous wastes from developed countries to all other countries for any reason. This will allow import of e-waste for processing. Nongovernment organizations (NGOs) have been lobbying for the ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment. Currently, the DENR has initiated the drafting of the “Guidelines On The Environmentally Sound Management (ESM) Of Waste Electrical And Electronic Equipment (WEEE)” which organizations like Greenpeace, Ecowaste Coalition, and MDM have welcomed and support. “With EPR, we hope to bring about a design revolution that will cut, if not eliminate, hazardous substances in electronic and electrical products and reduce the hazards these products pose during manufacturing, recycling and disposal. By designing toxics out of e-products, we minimize occupational exposure to dangerous pollutants, especially among factory workers and recyclers,” said Thony Dizon, Coordinator of EcoWaste Coalition’s Project Protect.

9 military personnel sustained injuries as chopper crash lands By Priam F. Nepomuceno of PNA

A Philippine Air Force (PAF) UH-ID combat utility helicopter crash landed in Sarangani after encountering strong winds while on casualty-evacuation (CASEVAC) mission Saturday. The mishap took place 9:40 a.m., Eastern Mindanao Command public affairs office chief Capt. Alberto Caber said. He added the UH-ID crash landed in Sitio Lamsalo, Barangay Upper Suyan, Malapatan, Sarangani. Caber said the aircraft was on a CASEVAC mission in the area to help troopers of the 73rd Infantry Battalion when the UH-ID encounter strong winds while landing. The nine military personnel aboard sustained slight injuries in the accident. Caber said Eastern Mindanao Command head Lt. Gen. Aurelio Baladad has deployed additional helicopters from the 11th Tactical Operations Group to help in the CASEVAC mission and rescue of the crew members and passengers of the stricken aircraft. (PNA)

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Honda Club Officers Workshop

Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI) recently held the Club Officers Workshop at the Honda Safety Driving Center in Taguig City. It was organized in cooperation with the Honda Owners Group Philippines and Honda Riders Club Philippines. A total of 72 delegates from 28 Honda Clubs all over Metro Manila and nearby provinces attended. Seats were limited to 2 Officers from the Main Club

and 1 Officer from each chapter. The workshop topics included Motorcycle Organizations, Basics of Club Management, Key Components to Success, How to Manage Conflicts and Practical Rules in Club Management. In an open forum, specific issues experienced by clubs were discussed. The event was conducted by Nilo C. Fernandez, the founding President of Honda Riders Club Philippines.

SUZUKI CONTINUES TO HELP TYPHOON VICTIMS THROUGH ITS SHARE PROGRAM AND SAGIP KAPAMILYA Suzuki gives back to the community through its continuous efforts to reach out to our Kababayans, especially those who were hardly stricken by the recent calamities. As tropical depression Lando (international name “Koppu”) left the country with infrastructure, industrial and agricultural devastation that caused a big impact on the lives of most of our countrymen in the North Luzon provinces, the Japanese manufacturer came to provide aid to our fellowmen. This is the second time

Suzuki extended its hand to the Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc. by giving cash donation. Suzuki Foundation, Inc. President and concurrent Managing Director of Suzuki Philippines, Inc. Mr. Norminio Mojica imparts, “This is the time when our fellowmen need us most and we, in Suzuki Philippines ensure that we extend our help to those who are in need. It is time for us to pay-itforward and do our share in rebuilding the lives of our countrymen affected by typhoon Lando.” “We, in Japan have the same experience in catastrophes and calamities such as earthquakes and typhoons like this one. We feel the hardships of the people affected thus we make it a point to help in any way we can,” Suzuki Philippines, Inc. President Mr. Hiroshi Suzuki shared. “This help will go a long way. Other than relief operations, funds remaining

from the donations will go to livelihood programs that Sagip Kapamilya develops for the typhoon victims to help them in their long term recovery. We are very thankful to Suzuki for trusting us,” Sagip Kapamilya Program Director Mr. Higino Dungo, Jr. said during the donation turnover held recently. Suzuki immediately attended to the motorists affected by typhoon Lando through its SHARE Program which provides Free checkup, tune-up, oil and oil filter to all Suzuki motorcycle owners. The program was held from from October 23 to November 6 in major towns of Nueva Ecija (Cabanatuan, Rizal and Bongabon), Aurora (Baler and Maria) and Pangasinan (Urdaneta and San Carlos) provinces. The main objective is to ensure that our Kababayans’ motorcycles are working well in order to address to their commuting needs as they recover from the onslaught of the typhoon

SEARCH FOR THE 2015 CAR OF THE YEAR-PH AND TRUCK OF THE YEAR–PH ENTER THE FINAL STAGES Another 19 vehicles went through the Car Awards Group, Inc.’s (CAGI) testfest last October 27, 2015 at the Fontana Convention Center in Clark, Pampanga. Adding to the list of entries were nominees from Chevrolet, Ford, Haima, Kia, Isuzu, Subaru, Suzuki, Tata, and Volkswagen. Freshly launched earlier in the month, the all-new Trax is Chevrolet’s lone entry this year. Meanwhile, returning for another day of testing were Ford with the all-new Mustang 5.0 V8 Premium; and Haima with the Haima 2 1.5 GLS C-Sport MT. Kia’s entry-list consisted of the Sorrento, Carnival, and the Forte in sedan, hatchback, and coupe forms. Isuzu entered the updated Mu-X and D-Max that now has a more powerful 3.0 VGS engine, while Subaru is vying for a win with the WRX 2.0 MT, Legacy 2.5i S, and Outback. Suzuki and Tata also made a second appearance at the testfest with the Celerio GL MT, and Xenon 4x2 MT, respectively. Finally, Volkswagen’s nominees are the Polo Hatch and Golf GTI. “CAGI is overwhelmed by the number of cars available for testing from the car manufacturers and distributors. If you plan to buy a car soon, the COTY Awards on November 13 will identify the best car available on a category and overall basis.” said Robby Consunji, president of the Car Awards Group, Inc.

“We welcome Carmudi Philippines as a co-presenter for the COTY Awards. As the country’s leading on-line vehicle marketplace, will be instrumental in enabling the Filipino consumer to make informed choices based on the independent judgment of the CAGI jurors,” Consunji added. The Car Awards Group, Inc. is represented by the following media entities: Business Mirror, Cebu Daily News, Daily Tribune, Malaya Business Insight, Manila Bulletin, Manila Times, Mindanao Daily News, Philippine Daily Inquirer, AQ Magazine, Brand Magazine, C! Magazine, Gadgets Magazine, Motorcycle Magazine, Power Wheels Magazine, Speed

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Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 9, 2015)  

Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 9, 2015)

Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 9, 2015)  

Mindanao Daily Northmin (November 9, 2015)