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Ordinance localizing garbage collection undergoes review C AG AYA N d e O r o City––The local august body here is studying the localization of garbage collection through the creation of the Barangay Solid Waste Management Committee (BSWMC). Vice Mayor Ian Acenas on Wednesday said that the city council is now re v i e w ing Re publi c Act 9003, also known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” to ensure the effective implementation of solid waste management programs in the barangay level here.

Gov’t troops start hunt vs. foreign terrorists in M’nao

CAMP Evangelista, Cagayan de Oro City––The military in Mindanao has launched a manhunt against foreign terrorists, including two Malaysian terrorists who reportedly slipped recently to the island via the back door, a senior military official said on Wednesday. Col. Dickson Hermoso, spokesman for the army’s 6th Infantry Division, was reported as saying that the military is monitoring reports of the presence of two unidentified Malaysian bomb experts in Central Mindanao. Intelligence reports circulating in Cagayan de Oro said the Malaysians

were in addition to the four Jemaah Islamiyah members in the region who served as trainers for the Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Central Mindanao. Three Indonesians and a Singaporean who were reportedly members of the Jemaah Islamiyah have reportedly come ahead to Mindanao to train the Abu Sayyaf and BIFF, the military said. The military report named the Singaporean as Commander Mawiya Husayfa who carries a US $1-million reward

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Villanueva town Mayor Julio T. Uy of Misamis Oriental and Municipal Social Welfare Development officer See hunt, page 11 Ms. Celsa Calis hand over two checks to Self-Employed Assistance (SEA) Kaunlaran Associations in Barangay Dayawan for its livelihood projects. The first beneficiary are the 30 members of the Achievers Villanueva SEA Kaunlaran Association that received P300,000 for their roasted corn and food processing project. Mayor Uy and Calis also hand over some P250,000 to the 25 members of Sewing Centers Villanueva SEA limits to the rights of evKaunlarang Association for their rags-making project. eryone, right?” he added. Text and photo by Irene Roa Anibong He further said that it and Dodo Canoy was even taught in school that “your rights end where they impinge on the rights of others.” Although President Aquino said he has yet to entirely review the Supreme Court decision, he thought it fair to have libel for media -- whether print or online. “If you switch to another

President Aquino: Online libel provision not meant to restrain freedom of expression By Azer N. Parrocha of Philippine News Agency

President Benigno S. Aquino III on Wednesday said the decision of the Supreme Court last Tuesday to penalize online libel had no intention to restrain freedom of expression. During an ambush interview after the inauguration of the Estero de San Miguel Micro Medium-Rise building in Sampaloc, Manila, the President stressed there are

also limits to people’s rights. He also said that he saw no reason for the public to be upset. “Will it restrain freedom of expression? I don’t think that was the purpose (of the provision),” President Aquino told media in Filipino. “You, as responsible journalists -- you have rights, but there are also President Aquino

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Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez leads the ribbon cutting ceremony during the turnover of the Ramonal Chapel renovation for Marissa Dulalas, head of the church association, which cost P180,000 using his personal funds. The officers and members of the congregation were so thankful for Cong Rufus’ donation.KENDICHAVES

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Ordinance localizing garbage collection undergoes review

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The local august body here is studying the localization of garbage collection through the creation of the Barangay Solid Waste Management Committee (BSWMC). Vice Mayor Ian Acenas on Wednesday said that the city council is now reviewing Republic Act 9003, also known as the “Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000” to ensure the effective implementation of solid waste management programs in the barangay level here. He said that the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) headed by City Councilor Yan Lam Lim has also proposed the approval of an Ordinance that would localize the garbage collection through the mobilization of all barangays in Cagayan de Oro City. Acenas said that the Ordinance proposed that the barangay chairmen would head the BSWMC to make sure that the program would

be efficiently implemented within each of the barangay jurisdictions here. The proposed ordinance grants incentives to barangays that collects and transports residual solid wastes to the city’s landfill subject to minimum requirements such as an approved Solid Waste Management Program. Acenas said that the barangay solid waste management committee would sign a commitment in a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the city government and barangay council concerned too. He said that under the MOA, the city government with as much as P200 per cubic meter of residual waste that it hauls or delivers to the city landfill. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Editor, MDN

COURTESY CALL. The players from the soccer team of Valencia Elementary School recent visit to the office of Valencia City Mayor Jose M. Galario Jr. and Councilor Glenn “Aboy” Galario. Text and photo by Den Batis and Tata Cloma

C. de Oro to impose tax on leases of poles CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council this week would tackle the proposed Ordinance imposing taxes on lease poles of telecommunication companies here.

Under the Ordinance, owners of the rented poles or towers would be charged two percent of the annual rental income of the rented poles or towers.

City Councilor Ramon Tabor, head of the city council’s committee on laws, said that the ordinance would undergo a committee review to arrive an acceptable

definition of pole owners and pole renters. At present, the proposed Ordinance defines the term electric companies as

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DENR 10 conducts deliberation DAR Sec. visits agrarian reform for Mandulog River Watershed beneficiaries federation in B’non To protect and conserve Mandulog River Watershed, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 conducted the final deliberation of Mandulog Characterization and Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) on February at DENR 10 Conference Room, Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City. DENR 10 Regional Executive Director (RED) Ruth M. Tawantawan stated the importance of protecting and conserving the Mandulog River Watershed that will benefit the people and the environment. The participants of the activity include selected DENR 10 personnel, Local Government Units (LGU) of Iligan City, academe, DENR field officials and personnel from Lanao del Norte. Professor Danilo Mero of Mindanao State University (MSU)-Marawi presented the profile of the Mandulog River Watershed including its location, physical and biological features, assessment of the vulnerabilities and its updated IWMP. Mandulog River Watershed is located mainly in Iligan City and the provinces of Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur.

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OIC, Regional Director Rex S. Monsanto (3rd from left) of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of DENR 10 (MGBDENR 10) flanked by Engr. Reynaldo Casomo, Safety Engineer & Ma. Lilita Baguio (2nd & 4th from left), the Community Relations Manager of LAFARGE Iligan Incorporated pose for posterity after receiving the Certificate of Commendation. The company achievement award was for the 4,631,580 man-hours of Zero (0) Incident/ Accident by regular and service contractor employees from June 2012 to December 2013 during the DENR 10 Monday Convocation on February 10 in Cagayan de Oro City. Witnessing the event are (from left to right) Regional Technical Director Paquito D. Melicor, Jr. of the Land Management Service, Regional Director Sabdullah Abubacar of the Environmental Management Bureau of DENR 10 (EMB-DENR 10) OIC, Caretakers Forester Merlyn Dumalahay and Ms. Gina Padilla of the Forestry Sector and Research Sector respectively. m. paragas/denr-rpao

The watershed has rich biological features having different kinds of species on trees and shrubs, ferns and allies, palms, grasses and herbs and medicinal plants. Biophysical Characterization and Integrated Management Plan of Mandulog River Watershed

is a project funded and implemented by DENR 10 through Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) Lanao del Norte and Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) Iligan City. (ShannonlynDAlpas/ RPAO)

Malaybalay City -DAR Secretary Virgilio De los Reyes recently visited the Cabanglasan Networking Community Association (CNWCA) in Poblacion, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon together with DAR-10 Regional Director Felix Aguhob as well as Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers Julio Celestiano, Jr. and Norberto Paquingan. Cabanglasan Mayor Renante Inocando personally welcomed the group and he proudly announced that it is the first time in the history of the Municipality of Cabanglasan that a Cabinet Secretary visited their place. Sec. De los Reyes explained the purpose of his visit during the gathering. He said he wanted the farmers to understand the programs and projects of DAR and cited what the Department is trying to do to ensure the total development of the beneficiaries. These include putting together efforts to strengthen the farmers’ organizations as well as provide credit and farm equipment,

Sec. Virgilio de los Reyes met the officers and members of CNWCA, a recipient of DAR ARCCESS project in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon. With him are other DAR officers (standing L-R) PARO Julio Celestiano, RD Felix Aguhob, MARO Carlos Garcia and Phoebe Noval. photo supplied

among others. Cabanglasan Networking Community Association (CNWCA) is a federation composed of twelve (12) people’s organizations as members. A recipient of DAR ARCCESS program, CNWCA has so far availed of common service facilities such as three (3) units thresher, one (1) unit flatbed dryer and 35 horsepower tractor with implements to be used in their farms to increase their income. DAR has also provided the CNWCA officers and members with

trainings on business development skills and necessary technology for the management of their own enterprise. This is part of the interventions to develop the agrarian reform beneficiaries’ (ARB) necessary competencies to manage and develop their own respective enterprises. Ac c ord i ng to S e c . D e l o s R e y e s , “AR B s and their organizations should be able to enhance their financial bottom lines which would lead to an improvement in their quality of living.” (ERS)

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Butuan features ‘Juana’ in Women’s Month celeb By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Plans had been finalized for the Women’s Month celebration here in March, 2014 after the Gender and Development Coordinating Council (GADCC) members met at the City Mayor’s conference room Monday afternoon. Chaired by Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and cochaired by Councilor Rema Burdeos, chairperson of the Committee on Women, Children and Family Concerns, the GADCC will launch new activities for this year’s women’s month celebration on the theme, “Juana, ang Tatag Mo ay Tatag ng Pagbangon at Pagsulong!” According to Dianah Generalao of the Mayor’s Public Information Office, to be showcased are the women’s association’s logo-making contest on the second week and the

unveiling of the winning logo on the last day of the month long celebration. Contest participants will be women from the city’s different barangays with the winning logo to be officially used by the association. At stake are cash prizes, Generalao said. Activities include Juana Walk for a Change – a fun walk to commence from the provincial capitol to the city hall grounds, Juana’s Fiesta Caravan – a three-day fair of various products handcrafted by members of the different women’s organizations here, Juana Be Healthy and Beautiful – a whole-day affair showcasing wellness services for women ranging from free medical and dental check-ups to makeovers to legal consultations, Juana’s Pep Talk – a weekly on-air discussion of women’s rights over participating radio stations, and Juana’s Night – a night of fun especially prepared for women.

FAMILY TREE. Lope M. Cabusas family along with the 44 beneficiaries of BUB-HVCDP welcomes the distribution of 20,000 budded rubber in Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur hoping that these budded rubber will become trees that would bring higher income now after they have received the 300 seedlings to be planted on their 1 hectare owned lot at Brgy. Mapaga, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur.

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RD PAWNSHOP, INC. NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION On March 20, 2014 at 10:00 am, this establishment will sell at Public auction all unredeemed pledges up to the month of September 1-30, 2013 Customers are enjoined to verify their receipt. Mangagoy 02 Branch- Corner P. Catillo St., and Picasales St, CM RECTO Branch- CM Recto Ave., CDOC Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur Velez Branch- Velez St., CDOC, Butuan 1 Branch- Ester Luna St., Butuan City Rizai Branch- Cor. Rizal St., CDOC Butuan 2 Branch- Langihan Road, Butuan City Carmen 1 Branch- Max Zurtiel St., CDOC Butuan 3 Branch- Marcos Calo st., Butuan City Carmen 2 Branch- Vamenta Blvd. Carmen CDOC Butuan 5 Branch- J.C. Aquino Avenue Cor. Narra Road, New Borja Branch- J.R. Borja St., CDOC Society Vill. Butuan City Tiano-Borja Branch- Tiano-J.R. Borja St., Jordan Redoblado Bldg Libertad Branch- Purok 3, Libertad, Butuan City Osmeña Branch- Pres. Osmeha St., CDOC Gingoog 01 Branch- Sebulino Bldg., Doma Granciana St., Gingoog City Lapasan Branch- CM Recto Avenue, Lapasan, CDOC Gingoog 02 Branch- Brgy 17, National Highway, Gingoog Gity Corrales Branch- Corrales Hayes St., Cagavan de Oro City Masipit Branch- Buenavista, Prosperidad, Agusan del Norte Cogon Branch- Guillermo St., Cagayan de Oro City Surigao 1 Branch- Cor. San Nicolas & Burgos St., Surigao Gity Puerto Branch- Jubo Arcade, Puerto, CDOC Surigao 2 Branch- Borromeo St., Surigao City Tagoloan Branch-Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Surigao 3 Branch- Tamaca Bldg., Sarvida, Surigao City Villanueva Branch- Viiianueva, Misamis Oriental Surigao 4 Branch- Cor. Vasquez and Rizal St., Surigao City Balingasag Branch- Balingasag, Misamis Oriental Cabadbaran 1 Branch- Atega St., Cabadbaran, Agusan del Sur Medina Branch- Alaba St., Medina, Mis. Or. Cabatsbaran 2 Branch- A.D. Curato St., Cabadbaran City Mambajao Branch- P. Reyes St., Mabajao, Camiguin Province Bayugan 1 Branch- P1 Narra Avenue, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur San Francisco 01 Branch- Center Island, Roxas St., San Francisco, Bayugan 2 Branch- Libres St., P3 Brgy. Taglatawan, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur Agusan del Sur Barobo Branch- Sanchez Bldg ., Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur Agusan Carmen Branch- Rama Gym, Poblacion, Carmen, Agusan Prosperidad Branch- Public Mkt., Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Norte del Sur Magpayang Branch- Magpayang Mainit, Surigao del Sur Managoy 01 Branch- Espiritu St., Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur


Karong Marso 20, 2014 sa alas 10:00 sa buntag ang among ahensya magbaligya pinaagi sa Subasta sa tanang Prenda nga wala malukat hangtud sa Bulan sa Setyimbre 1-30, 2013 gihangyo ang tanang mga suki sa Pagsusi sa ilang resibo.

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Simple ways to be a better teacher By JUNNIFER G. GUTANG T-III, San Antonio Elem. School Tangub City Division

In today’s fast-paced, everchanging world — often mirrored in our schools — it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder if you’re making a difference. All teachers want to be better, don’t they? And since no one has ever finished learning to teach, continued improvement is a priority of any effective teacher. Remember that to be better does not mean to be perfect. And becoming more effective does not always mean doing something complicated or time-consuming. Oftentimes, small changes make the biggest difference. Here are five things you can do tomorrow — without spending money, without learning new programs and without adding stress to your life — that will improve your effectiveness, thus improving student learning and behavior. 1. Say hello and goodbye. The old saying “Pupils won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care” is as true today as it has always been. The simple act of greeting all pupils daily can set a positive tone for the entire class period. The simple act of telling pupils goodbye can help them look forward to returning tomorrow. It takes no extra time, money or preparation — but it sends an important message that you care. When pupils believe you care, they’re more apt to try harder and behave better. 2. Appear happy and enthusiastic. As teachers, as role models, we are often actors on a stage. Is everything we teach the most exciting and interesting thing we’ve ever taught? No. But the pupils shouldn’t know that. Would you sometimes rather be doing something else — say, being on vacation — than teaching? Sure. But the pupils can’t know that. If pupils don’t believe that you’re happy to be teaching them and enthusiastic about what you’re teaching, they won’t buy into your lessons. You can’t expect them to be any more enthusiastic than YOU are. Unenthusiastic teachers have classrooms of pupils who

are every bit as unenthusiastic. The good news is that the opposite is also true. So teach enthusiastically, and your pupils will respond fantastically! 3. Provide a kind reminder about rules and procedures. It is a fact that teachers who set clear rules and procedures and follow them consistently have the fewest discipline problems. Contrary to what some believe, good classroom management is not a question of how nice you are versus how mean you are. It’s about how CONSISTENT you are. You do want to be nice, of course. But if you’re nice and inconsistent, you’re going to have management problems. So if you have been remiss in being consistent, start over tomorrow. Simply provide a kind reminder of your rules and procedures. Tell your pupils you just want to remind them in case they may have forgotten. And then be consistent. 4. Make lessons meaningful. Pupils don’t want to learn what they can’t relate to. Period! You don’t have to change your content. Just change the way you teach your content. For instance, instead of having pupils identify nouns in sentences; have them attempt to speak without using nouns. It’s a fun activity, and they quickly learn just how important nouns are to language. When teaching anything, simply ask yourself, “Why is this skill important to the students?” Then teach that way. 5. Play games. Pupils love to learn through play. So take one activity you’ve already planned and turn it into a game. Instead of asking review questions before a test, play a review game. Instead of having pupils solve a set of problems at their desks, put them into groups and turn it into a competition. Games don’t have to be elaborate to be fun. Pupils like to compete, and they enjoy the activity that games provide. When pupils are “playing,” they forget that they’re learning, and they’re more likely to give the activity their full attention and best efforts.

Oro students tapped for energy conservation advocacy - Student leaders from various colleges and universities in Cagayan de Oro City gathered recently at the Mindanao University of Science and Technology (MUST) gymnasium to attend the 2014 Mindanao Energy Conservation Forum. The activity is the 2nd leg in a series of fora across major cities in Mindanao organized by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), the Department of Energy (DOE), the Junior Chamber International (JCI), with the support of energy-firm STEAG State Power Inc. (SPI). The activity aims to heighten public awareness on the need to conserve energy use in the light of the volatile electricity supply in the island. During the forum, Steag communications officer Jerome Soldevilla underscored the imperatives of developing a mindset of energy conservation as he calls on power consumers to be more efficient in the use of electric power. Soldevilla also explained the need for a major shift in paradigm and changing the patterns of energy consumption by adopting an integrated energy-savings management approach at home, in schools and in the workplaces.

Besana takes over Vigilant Troops By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent


Camp Burgos, Oroquieta City -- The 55th Infantry “Vigilant” Battalion of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division Philippine Army, the Army’s Premier Division camped in Barangay Burgos of the City of Good Life has its new Battalion

Commander. Lt Col Gerry Besana (PA), a graduate of the prestigious Philippine Military Academy Class 93 takes over command from Lt. Col Rommel Almaria who leads the Vigilant Troops of the 1st Army Division whose goal is to maintain peace and order and led in the campaign against the CNN’s in Misamis Occidental, some towns of Zamboanga del Sur and hinterlands of Zamboanga Del Norte. The Vigilant Troopers under Lt Col Almaria on its mission has done its best particularly in the AFP Bayanihan Campaign to win the hearts and mind of the Misamisnons and its nearby province where the 55th

COMELEC resolves petition against BPP MALAYBALAY CITY -- The Commission on Election (COMELEC)-First Division resolves the petition declaring the Bukidnon Paglaum Party (BPP) as non-registered/accredited political party. This is based on the four-page Resolution E.M. No. 13-006 promulgated January 21, 2014 which dismissed the said petition for lack of merit.

It can be recalled that said petition was filed by Aksyon Demokratiko ng Pilipino (Bukidnon) with Mr. Roy P. Calimpong as party authorized representative. In this petition, petitioner Aksyon Demokratiko ng Pilipino seeks the disqualification of BPP Members who ran for local posts in the May 13, 2013 Elections by questioning the

GOVERNOR-elect Jose Ma. R. Zubiri, Jr. took his oath last June 26, 2013 at Sangguniang Panlalawigan Session Hall officiated by Hon. Mirabeaus A. Undalok, Assisting Judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 8 of Malaybalay City. The one holding the bible was his nephew, Malaybalay City Mayor elect Igñacio W. Zubiri. photo by PGO-PAIA

October 25, 2012 Order of the First Division which granted BPP’s prayer to be registered as a Provincial Political Party. In support thereof, petitioner alleges the following: First, the assailed order was issued on October 25, 2012, or twenty (20) days after the last day for filing the Certificate of Candidacy; thus, it cannot be given retroactive effect so as to give juridical personality to BPP as a Provincial Political Party. Second, the order was issued by the Commission sitting in division only, which is without power to issue a Certificate of Accreditation and/or registration as a political party to respondent; and third, respondent must comply first with their requirement of publication before it can be accredited as a political party. After a careful perusal of the petition, it was resolved by the Commission to declare such to be without merit. It was revealed that what the petitioner is actually praying is the cancellation of BPP’s registration and accreditation as a political party, and ultimately, the cancellation

of the certificates of candidacy of its members who ran for local positions in Bukidnon and for their disqualification. These three, however, was treated as one petition-that is, to cancel the certificate of accreditation of Bukidnon Paglaum Party. One of the reasons enumerated by the Commission as basis of their decision was the failure of the petitioner to allege any of the grounds provided in Section 8. Rule 32 of the Comelec Rules of Procedure. Comelec also cited that accreditation/registration of a political party is cognizable and within the jurisdiction of the Commission sitting in division, and not with the Commission en banc. This is abundantly clear under the Comelec Rules of Procedure and needs no further elaboration. With the facts and reasons aforementioned, the said petition was dismissed for lack of merit. The said resolution was signed by the Presiding Commissioner Lucenito N. Tagle, together with Commissioners Christian Robert S. Lim and Al A. Parreño.

Infantry battalion vigilant troopers concentrate to thwart any threats from insurgency. The Vigilant Troopers also maintain its vigilance to secure every AOR of its companies of troops not only against CNN’s but also help and supported government’s campaign on the environment protection and preservation, Campaign on local law enforcement in coordination of the local police force and continued support in socio-economy of every LGU in its area of responsibility The troopers are also trained in search and rescue, disaster preparedness, and

as major counterpart of the local government units in preserving life and properties, the Vigilant Troopers are not only armed with high powered AFP issued armaments but armed with their hearts and minds to gain support from the people of the tri-people of the Mt. Malindang Heritage ranges. Meanwhile, the new battalion commander, Lt Col Besana who hails from Luzon is formerly the deputy commander of Task Force Davao in Davao City after which he went into schooling and assigned as the new commander of the Vigilant Troopers of the Army Premier Division.


“NGO provision of basic education: alternative or complementary service delivery to support access to the excluded?” -Pauline Rose (2009) DepEd Damulog is blessed to have local officials whose hearts are focused to the welfare of their constituents. They serve as doors to non-government organizations (NGOs) to reach primary school-aged children excluded from access. Local officials and NGOs serve as a means of making progress towards achieving Education for all (EFA) goals. In a paper presented by Pauline Rose (2009), it was stressed that NGOs play variety of roles in supporting education service delivery. Join Together Society (JTS) and Korea International Cooperative Agency is one of the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) having philanthropic and non-profit aims that answer problem of access to education in the municipality of Damulog. They have provided the municipality seven (7) elementary schools, two (2) primary schools and one (1) national high school since the late part of 2008 until 2012. These schools were built to help school children, who used to hike from ten kilometers or more everyday just to attend classes in the DepEd established schools. They had built teacher cottages in each school to house the teachers assigned and provided school uniforms, bags and school supplies to the school children in the area. They have assisted the teachers by way of trainings and get together once in a school year. Moreover,

they also provided medicine kits, chairs, books and coordinated with the local government unit in the implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP). Recently, three (3) primary schools were validated by the Bukidnon Division Planning Personnel and hopefully will start formal classes on June 2014. Damulog local Government Unit, headed by the Hon. Mayor Romeo P. Tiongco, and his members of the Sangguniang Bayan continue to build strong partnership with JTS-KOICA. They were able to provide the people of the Damulog not only schools but also a modernize Municipal Mini-Hospital, health apparatuses, construction and provision of the schools, health facilities, and water reservoir. They also provided teachers and paid them until they are permanently hired by DepEd. The opening of schools in the remote areas has brought changes in the community. Farm to market roads are now constructed. Children do not need to hike longer distances from home to school. The problems of absenteeism and drop-outs are now minimized. The areas which were perceived impossible to reach are now served. It is indeed a blessing to DepED Damulog District to partner stakeholders in attaining the EFA goals. It is a fulfillment of the municipality’s advocacies. It is indeed true that teachers are not mere providers of knowledge but soldiers of peace; and stakeholders are not just supporters of DepED but partners.

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THE biggest lesson I learned when I was in Batac, Ilocos Norte last week was that the townspeople there prefer to have simple yet peaceful life than brace for development and lose what they cherished most, life. The people in Batac are not disturbed that they don’t have any industry to speak of except agriculture with corn, rice and other cash crops as their main produce. The town is simply contented playing host to northern Luzon’s biggest academic institution, the Mariano Marcos State University that is producing topnotch graduates proved by their performance in government licensure examinations where the university’s passing percentage had always been several notches higher than the national passing percentage. Aside from this, MMSU has consistently been producing licensure examination topnotchers also. Batac also plays host to the biggest government hospital in the region, the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, a tertiary level training hospital. Aside from the two institutions, the Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center where the two Marcos museums, the Marcos mausoleum and Marcos family residence are located, Batac does not have anything more to offer to any visitor. Of course, the town’s one kilo per tube longganisa and its empanada and lumpianada are food delicacies worth trying or buying when one is in Batac. But aside from all these, the town is as laid back as any town could be. This is really inexpli-

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There are no drinking joints, karaoke bars in Batac. And the people are engaged in productive undertakings such as being public or private employees, entrepreneurs and farmers. cable considering the town’s famous children like the late president Marcos, the late Gen. Artemio Ricarte, Fabian Ver and even former president Fidel V. Ramos, to name a few. Batac chose to embrace quiet and peace by not exchanging it with any development that may alter the course of their life for the worst. It is in Batac that I understood the difference between life and development. Localities that chose development were forced to give up life for no locality could have the best of both worlds or can have its cake and eat it too. Batac, for me, was right in choosing life over development. Batac even pushed a notch higher its choice of life


Sp e c ia l G osp e l of th e day: Mat thew7:6, 12-14(February20, 2014-Thursday) Matthew7:6,12-14-Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leaded to “destruction,” and many there be which go in there at: Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leaded unto life, and few there be that find it: In our gospel, we can discover that Jesus warns the people about dogs and swine. In biblical truth, they are both referred to “bad people” who have no faith in God and “no plans to change their lives.”This is what we called, sin against the Holy Spirit. In Matthew 12:32-And whosoever speaks a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaks against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come. In Luke13:6-9-Man is like a fig tree

over development by banning the selling of liquor and other intoxicating drinks in eateries, restaurants and in the two small hotels in the town. The reason for this is that to the people in Batac drunkenness only disturb the peace and destroy the future of the youth studying in its famous academic institution, the MMSU. There are no drinking joints, karaoke bars in Batac. And the people are engaged in productive undertakings such as being public or private employees, entrepreneurs and farmers. Batac is so peaceful that theft and robbery and crimes against persons are practically unheard of. Apparently this is so because poverty is not pronounced in Batac, the residents being engaged in gainful undertakings. The obvious question now is whether development should be welcomed at the expense of life? Of course, not! If we can have the best of both, life and development, then why not? But the reality is that we can’t have both. It is either life or development as what I saw in Batac. But you may argue that my thesis that life is absent in development is flawed. Some may even say development brings life. But this is not what I saw in Batac. The absence of development is what is giving the people

of Batac life. Development we should understand is the mantra of capitalism. Take for example the experience of Cagayan de Oro City or any city for that matter. Life was vibrant and dynamic before CDO became a robust city. Before the coming in the city of the giant malls, for example, there were more retailers doing business on a personal basis, meaning, the retailer and the buyer knew each other to a certain extent. But with the onslaught of the giant malls, more small-time retailers are put out of business. And retailing becomes very impersonal. When relationships becomes very impersonal, is that what life is? Life is first and foremost about good human relationships brought about by human’s good relationship with their Creator. A breakdown in relationships in both the home and society results in society’s dysfunction. This is what is happening now in places that opted to give up life and embrace development like CDO. This is what Batac frowned at when presented with the idea of choosing between life and development. Batac made the right choice. With the onslaught of development in CDO, the onslaught of all types of evil that disintegrates society from being human and humane toward each other also occurred. This is the price localities like CDO and the other cities like her are paying now for their wrong choice. •• (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteurme.

Word on fire Bro. Edcel L. Closas that has a great chance to bear fruits. But the truth, there are “people who have no plans to repent” because of “hardening of their hearts.” In Romans 1:16-17-For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. Repent and accept the words of God for you not to be called dogs and swine: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!


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6th Cinema Rehiyon kicks off with festival exhibit, de Leon’s ‘Banaue’ by Stephen J. Pedroza


he much anticipated f ilm festival, in celebration of the Ar ts month, 6th Cinema Rehiyon opened Tuesday, February 18 with a photo display of the 98 participating movies and a special screening of Gerardo “Ger r y” de Leon’s “Banaue” at SM City Cagayan de Oro. Filmmakers and guests f r o m va r iou s r eg io n s across the country attended the ex hibit held at the mall’s atrium, showcasing

screenshots and profiles of all the films—84 short flicks and 14 full-lengths— the highest nu mber of entries since the inception of the festival in 2009. T h is yea r’s Ci nema Reh iyon i s u nd e r t he auspices of Xavier University’s Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA). This f ilm har vest is one of the few festivals in the countr y seeking to educate and empower the Filipino audience with

regional stories, pride for local culture and artistic works that exist outside the realm of the capitalistic mainstream cinema. “We are here tonight to enjoy the aspirations and voices of stories from the regions and wherever there are stories to tell,” XCCA director Hobar t Savior said, adding that these films are mirrors of our cultural diversity and talents. Film screenings r un from Feb 18-22 at three

Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan President, Fr Roberto “Bobby” Yap SJ (left) and outgoing national committee for cinema head Dr. Miguel Rapatan (right) lead the ceremonial cutting of the ribbon - during the opening of the Cinema Rehiyon 6 : Filming the Frontiers festival exhibit together with CR6 Festival Director Hobart Savior (far right) and SM City CDO officials, guests and delegates as witnesses. Photo by Frances Vyne A. La Victoria

different venues— Xavier University Little Theater, SM CDO Cinema 3 and 4. With the theme, "Filming the Frontiers," the festival also features films tackling climate change and other environmental issues. " We h ave t o t h i n k de e p e r of t he g re at e r impact of f ilms in our society. They remind us that we have to take care of the creation so that the creation will take care of us," XU president Fr Roberto "Bobby" Yap SJ said in his speech. Xavier PhilHarmonia, XU’s classical ensemble serenaded the delegates throughout the opening event, which was curated by Ryan Louie Madrid and hosted by Roger Garcia. Stairway to heaven O n t he ot her ha nd , 6 t h C i n e m a R e h i yo n paid tribute to the birth centena r y of Nat ional Artist for Cinema Gerry de Leon through a special film-showing of one of his masterpieces, “Banaue,” starring Nora Aunor and Christopher de Leon at SM CDO Cinema 3. A m y t h i c a l s t o r y, “Banaue” was set in the millennial period featuring the Ifugao tribe and the world-renowned Banaue Rice Terraces. The story plot: “After a long search, Banaue (Aunor) and the Ifugaos made the lush mountains of the northern Philippines t hei r new home. T hey cultivated the land with thei r bare hands, car ving the mou ntains into st air way-li ke r ice

f ield s. A f t e r ye a r s of toiling, the wondrous rice ter races were f inished, but tribal wars er upted when the Kalingas invade their territory. In the final c o n f r o nt at io n , I f u g a o Sadek (de Leon) fought Kalinga Aruk (Ronaldo Va ld e z) fo r B a n a u e’s affection and the right to claim the promised land.” Including “Banaue,” de Leon has made a total of 71 films before his death on July 25, 1981 with the latter as his last piece. W hat f il m schola r s and critics consider as the peak of de Leon’s career as a filmmaker was during the 1950s and 1960s with "Hanggang sa Dulo ng Daigdig" (1958), "Huwag M o A k o n g L i m u t i n" (1960), "Noli Me Tangere" (1961, adaptation of the novel Noli Me Tangere), "El Filibusterismo" (1962), "Daigdig ng mga Api" (1965), among others. Growing big every year Cinema Rehiyon is a f lagship project of the Na t io n a l C o m m i s sio n for Cult u re a nd t he A r t s ( NCCA) t h roug h its National Committee o n Ci n e m a a s o n e of t h e of fe r i n g s fo r t h e Philippine Arts Festival with the theme, “Arts on the Edge.” The organizers of the event considered the first day of the festival as a success; it has garnered positive reviews from the delegates and audience. “What pressures you is what you’ve promised,” the festival director said, expressing his gratitude

to all the volunteers who made the event possible. The st udents f rom var ious i nstit utions of CDO packed the theater house. Moviegoers were only required to br ing personal care items as admission tickets to the screening venue. The local government of CDO also graced the event, front-lined by city councilor Hon Lourdes Candy Darimbang and city administrator Roy Raagas, on behalf of Mayor Oscar Moreno. Outgoing committee chai r ma n D r Mig uel “Mike” Rapatan expressed his optimism that this br a nd of fe st ival w i l l f lourish and inspire other people, especially t he youth to tell their stories with social and cultural relevance. “ W he n we i n it ial ly conceptualized Cinema Rehiyon in 2009, there were a lot of people who were skeptical about it growing but over the years, due to t he ded icat ion, love and passion of the filmmakers, curators and others who believe that regional voices must be heard, Cinema Rehiyon has wonderfully grown,” Dr Rapatan said in his speech. “ Eve r y ye a r, t he number of films is getting bigger and this shows the vitality of stories from the regions. Cinema Rehiyon has provided opportunities for directors, actors and technical staff to explore, nurture and develop their t alents for the love of Philippine cinema.”

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PIL, Zamboanga Sibugay – “Zamboanga Sibugay is generally peaceful, peace and order is manageable but we need to be alert always because we have received intelligence reports, threats which we validated and at the same time implemented preventive measures.” This was disclosed by PSupt Kenneth H. Mission, deputy provincial director for operations of Zamboanga Sibugay Provincial Police Office (ZSPPO) during an interview with the Philippine Information Agency on Monday, Feb. 17.

Mission said preventive measures conducted by the PNP include random checkpoints and intensified intelligence operations amid reported movement of threat groups within the province especially that ‘Araw ng Sibugay’ this coming



Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late AGUSTIN G. GIMOTEA, JR., who died on the Jan. 5, 2005 at Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental; at the time of his death left Three (3) Parcels of Land, and more particularly described as follows to wit; PARCEL ONE – TCT No. T-6964 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 27-E-1, of the subdivision plan (LRC) Psd- 67639, being a portion of Lot 27-E, (LRC) Psd-49752, L.R.C. Cad. Record No. 1570), situated in the Barrio of Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of ONE THOUSAND (1,000) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” PARCEL TWO – TCT NO. T-143968 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 27-D-2-A-2, Psd10-038445, being a portion of Lot 27-D-2-A, Psd-10-034911), situated in the Barrio of 6th Division, Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED (200) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” PARCEL THREE – TCT NO. T-130232 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 27-D-2-C, Psd-10-034911, being a portion of Lot 27-D-2, Psd-10-000654), situated in the Barrio of 6th Division, Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro. containing an area of EIGHTY ONE (81) SQUARE METERS, more or less.” is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE AMONG THE HEIRS, namely; LAURA P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, widow, Filipino; AUDREY P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, single, Filipino; JEANETTE P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, single, Filipino; GEMMA THERESA P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, single, Filipino; CAROLYN P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, single, Filipino; GLEEN P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, single, Filipino; and KENNETH P. GIMOTEA, of legal age, single, Filipino and residents of 6th Div., Patag, Cagayan de Oro City; are the only sole, legitimate and surviving legal heirs. As per Doc. No. 176; Page No. 36; Book No. 103; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO.

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late JUDE T. BONTOL, (hereinafter “DECEDENT”), Filipino, a resident of Barangay San Miguel, Iligan City, during his lifetime, died intestate on April 28, 2010; the estate of the DECEDENT consists of his conjugal share and inheritance share in the following real properties; A. Certificate of Title No. TCT No. T-20336 (a.f) Location: San Miguel, Iligan City; TCT No. T-188863 (a.f), Location: San Miguel, Iligan City; TCT No. 59558, Location: Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City; TCT No. T-63,932(a.f.) Location: Tibanga, Iligan City; TCT No. 67,899(a.f.) Location: San Roque, Iligan City; TCT No. 31447, Location: Cordova, Cebu; OCT No. OP-39111, Location: Cordova, Cebu. B. One-half (1/2) undivided share, title and interest of the improvement situated in San Miguel, Iligan City, covered by and particularly described as follows: Tax Declaration No. 02-029-02959 covering a one-storey residential house with a floor area of 101 square meters. C. One-half (1/2) undivided share, title and interest of the improvement situated in Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City, covered by and particularly described as follows: Tax Declaration No. G-04130, covering a one-storey residential house with a floor area of 315.75 square meters, is the subject of DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND PARTITION OF THE ESTATE OF JUDE T. BONTOL, is executed by and among: DELLA M. BONTOL, of legal age, widow, Filipino, residing at Barangay San Miguel, Iligan City; and CLARIE M. BONTOL, of legal age, Filipino, single, likewise residing at Barangay San Miguel, Iligan City; (each of which is an “Heir” and collectively, the “HEIRS”). That the Decedent’s one-half pro indiviso share in Real Properties, except the Cebu Properties, including all titles, rights to and interest therein shall be owned by CLARIE M. BONTOL, the remaining one-half pro indiviso share belongs to DELLA M. BONTOL, as her conjugal share. DELLA M. BONTOL hereby waives her inheritance in favor of CLARIE M. BONTOL in the Real Properties pertained to in item Number 1. As per Doc. No. 31; Page No. 7; Book No. 21; Series of 2013; under Notary public of ATTY. ZARA TEODORA B. CABANLET.

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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 LORENA TURADO MISTULA 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 LORENA CASINTAHAN TURADO who was born on NOV. 8, 1980 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are LAURITO TURADO and DELFINA CASINTAHAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than FEB. 28, 2014. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: FEB. 20 & 27, 2014

February 24, 2014. The threat groups referred by Mission were the CNN (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front), formerly known as communist terrorists (CTs) in military reports, and other lawless groups out to sow fear and terror among civilians, and destabilize the government. “But they don’t seem as active as before,” he added. He also said a security plan has already been organized by the PNP for the celebration of “Araw ng Sibugay”. “Our PNP elements have

different posts in the area especially on the actual site and other areas of engagement. So they will be deployed in strategic areas during the celebration since our security plan has already been approved,” he said. Asked on the establishment of checkpoints in the province, Mission said “it serves as a deterrent to criminal elements and to check on vehicles particularly motorcycles because of the rampant carnapping incidents which are being used to perpetrate other crimes,” Mission concluded. (FPG/ALT-PIA9/ Zambo. Sibugay)

Petron employee killed in Zamboanga ZAMBOANGA CITY – A young maintenance man working for Petron Corporation was shot and killed in an attack Monday in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, police said. Police said Joey Malaki was biking his way to the Petron depot when shot in the village of Sutterville. It was not immediately known if there were witnesses to the attack and police said it is investigating the motive of the killing. Malaki’s body was discovered by civilians who phoned the police about the killing. One kibitzer was electrocuted by an electrical wire while watching the scene from a roof and had to be rushed to the hospital by his companions.

No individual or group claimed responsibility for Malaki’s murder, but hired killers are actively operating in Zamboanga City where gun attacks are common. Last July, two armed men also attacked and killed Kenneth Bernardo, a Petron gas depot employee in Zamboanga City. The assailants stopped the 25-year old Bernardo who was also traveling on a motorcycle and then stabbed him in the body. The assailants escaped after the attack. Bernardo managed to seek help from villagers before collapsing on the road and was rushed to hospital, but died while undergoing operation. The case remain unresolved. (Mindanao Examiner)

300 seedlings of Mahogany and Gmelina were planted by the personnel of Dipolog City Fire Station together with criminology student interns during its tree planting activity along the river banks at the quarry site, Turno, Dipolog City last February 14, 2014. (maa/Pia Zamboanga Peninsula and Ritzard Asomit)

DepEd sets two-day forum for IPs, other stakeholders PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – The Department of Education (DepEd) is holding a two-day forum for the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) and other stakeholders in this city. DepEd Regional Officer-in-Charge Dr. Corazon Brown said Wednesday the forum is in line with the government’s goal to strengthen the education program for the country’s cultural minorities. The forum will be held starting Thursday, February 20, until Friday, Feb.

21, at Bay Plaza Hotel in this city. Brown said the two-day event is aimed at providing the IP representatives a venue to work in addressing and resolving IP education issues and concerns as well as to agree certain guidelines on partnerships among IP communities and other private-public stakeholder groups. Brown said they will discuss ways to concretize understanding of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSPs) and

R.A. Form No. 10172/ R.A 9048 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR

Indigenous Learning System (ILS) among stakeholders. Brown said DepEd had already discussed about the IKSPs and ILS among the IPs here in the region when they met last November. National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) Regional Director Salong Sunggod said the IPs in the region are composed of Subanens, Kalibugan, Samal, Yakan and Badjau. Sunggod said the Subanens is the largest among

the five groups of IPs whose communities encompasses this province and the provinces of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Sibugay and Misamis Occidental. Invited to attend the forum are the IP community members and tribal leaders, representatives from National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other Civic Organizations including the members of the media. (PNA)

P.R.A. Form No. 10.1 LCRO Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City



In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172/R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JANINE INDICO CAILING has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of entry in child’s sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” and the father’s middle name from “ROA” to “PAGULONG” in the Birth Certificate of JANINE INDICO CAILING who was born on January 11, 1993 at Lanao Norte Prov’l Hospital, Baroy, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are LARRY P. CAILING and MERLYN U. INDICO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 03 MARCH 2014. (SGD.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172 and 9048 a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that CHRISTELLE RYAN L. SABELLINA has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” and change of first name from “CHRISTELLE” to “CHRISTELLE RYAN” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CHRISTELLE LABIS SABELLINA who was born on September 13, 1984 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ERIC N. SABELLINA and GINA LABIS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than February 8, 2014.

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Firm plans to build 140-MW ‘run-of-river’ power plant in Davao


AVAO CITY - Energy developer San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group, Inc. is planning to construct a 140-megawatt “runof-river” hydropower plant that would harness electricity from the waters of the Davao and Tamugan rivers. Councilor Louie John Bonguyan, chair of the council’s energy committee, confirmed during yesterday's regular session that the proposed power project has already been referred to his committee. Company officials attended the session to show the plan to members of the city council. Oscar Violago, San Lorenzo Ruiz president and chief executive officer, said the project hopes to supply and address the power needs not only in Davao

City but also the whole of Mindanao. The development site would include Gumalang up to Lamanan, both in Calinan. A run-of-river power project involves redirecting river water to a weir and feeding it downhill to the power station. According to a company presentation, the Department of Energy has already approved their timeline, with studies to start in 2014 and commercial operations targeted in 2019, depending on the completion of the

application process. A copy of the timeline showed the developer aims to conduct within this year a comprehensive feasibility study, as well as reconnaissance and studies on topography, hydrology and geology. The developer also aims to apply for permits and endorsements to the local government unit of Davao City, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP), and the National Water Resource Board (NWRB) this year. Following the applications and studies the developer would be conducting this year, it is also targeting the comprehensive feasibility studies on the existing power market, as well as the socio-environmental impact, preliminary civil design, electrical facilities,

DAVAO CITY - Vice Mayor Paolo Z. Duterte has asked City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) chief Rodrigo Riola for an explanation on the P1.1 billion tax delinquency submitted to the city council’s finance committee. This after CTO officials revealed last week that the data given to the council “may include items that could have been redundant.” The data could have “bloated” figures of delinquent taxes amounting to P1.1 billion from seven of the city’s 11 treasury districts, Riola said. “[I asked the CTO to] give me evidence of the accounts that have been paid. There was no answer,” Duterte said, adding that there was no truth he was

harassing businessmen to pay immediately. Duterte said that he has written Riola to provide receipts and other kinds of evidence that there were already paid items in the list that was provided to the finance committee, as well as other clarifications such as ownerships and actual delinquent accounts. On the matter of condonation of fines and penalties, which Mayor Rodrigo Duterte tackled over the weekend in the ‘Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa’ television show, the vice mayor asked businessmen whether they have tried to settle these through the proper channels. “Look at (Barangay) Baganihan, they have been

asking for roads. Motorcycles cannot enter the area because there is no road. They have to walk through the mud to get to their village. Where do we get the funds for the roads?” Duterte said. Speaking to reporters in a site visit to Baganihan in Marilog district, which is about three hours from downtown, Duterte said that if the delinquent taxpayers wanted a compromise, they have to face the treasurer’s office themselves. “What did you do? We were just reminding the city treasurer. I just read the revenue code. Now it’s my fault? I just asked the businessmen to face their obligations,” he said. The vice mayor said that

and financial requirements come 2015. Alongside these are the developer’s application for final permitting and endorsements from the NCIP, NWRB, National Grid Corp. of the Philippines, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and the Energy Regulatory Commission. The company targets the conduct of a detailed study of the engineering design by 2016, along with the geotechnical and hydrological specifications, as well as the creation of access roads and trans line routes. Detailed cost estimates and financial studies may also begin by this time, depending on the status of approval by the regulatory agencies as well as the city government. (MindaNews)

if the city treasurer’s office was doing its job, there should not have been a tax delinquency reaching P1.1 billion. In an interview, finance chair Danilo Dayanghirang said it would help if the city could at least collect around half of the amount so that social services such as health and scholarships could be addressed. “We have incoming students who are crying because they don’t know where to get the money for the next school year,” Dayanghirang said Tuesday. In earlier interviews, CTO officials said that the information they submitted to the city council was based on the report of the City Assessor’s Office. (MindaNews)

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format that would be exempted? I don’t think that’s acceptable,” he added. “If there is something wrong said on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines but if you switch to another format, should it be exempted? I repeat, if you are saying the right thing, why would you have to be worried about the libel issue?” the President said.

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for his capture, and the other three as Col. Abdul Kiram, Mujair Algozi, and Commander Basit Usman with a total reward of US $10-million for their capture. Two weeks ago, the military threw a blanket security in Northern Mindanao in anticipation of a possible spell over as fighting between the government troopers and BIFF fighters raged in Central Mindanao. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s 4th Infantry Division

here, said that the military has received reports that some top BIFF personalities and armed followers might slipped the military cordon in Central Mindanao to sow terror in some parts of the island. The military has overrun the largest BIFF camp in Central Mindanao that resulted to sporadic fighting between the government troopers and BIFF rebels through a running armed skirmishes, the military said. Pol. Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares, of Cagayan de Oro police, has ordered the more than 2,000-strong local police to intensify intelligence operations to preempt possible incursion of terror groups in this premier capital of Northern Mindanao. Mijares also called on the local government units to activate the barangay security forces in response to bombing threats in the city’s major commercial hubs, port areas, and bus terminals. The most recent bombing incident in the city occurred in July last year at the

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posh Limketkai Commercial Center where about eight civilians died and 47 others wounded in the blast. CD with GERRY GORIT

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public utility companies, whether corporation or cooperative engaged in the distribution and sale of electricity. The Ordinance also refers to telecommunication companies as establishments or entities that are holders of franchise through an Act of Congress to engage, maintain, and operate telecommunications,

voice and data services, under existing Philippines laws, rules and regulations. Tabor said that the ordinance defines pole users as persons, natural or juridical, including government agencies and entities that use and rent poles and towers for the installation of any cable, wires, service drops and other attachments. If approved, the ordinance shall take effect after 15 days following its publication in a local newspaper of general circulation for at least three consecutive issues, Tabor added. CRIS DIAZ, Exec.Editor, MDN

ON THE FRONTIER OF LEADERSHIP AND EDUCATION By Erlinda A. Quirap Cagayan de Oro National High School 8th_2nd Sts. Nazareth, Cagayan de Oro City

Leaders are made not born... “Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.” - Vince Lombardi What makes up a good leader? Is it their innate ability to lead or is it opportunity in leading? It is known to all that leadership is the highest form of the art of dealing with people and situations. Being a leader is wanting to make a difference and being willing to help people achieve personal and professional goals. According to Powell (a popular leadership guru), leaders learn from trial and error, and from experience. When something fails, a true leader learns from the experience and puts it behind him. “You don’t get reruns in life,” he said. As a matter of fact, leadership roles are all around us, not just in work environment. It is applicable in all situation where you are required to take lead, professionally, academically, socially and even at home in a family setting. Many successful leaders, however, have never undergone any formal and intensive training. For them it is a state of mind and determination to do more than what is asked for, also it is their personalities and traits that

make them successful leaders in their field. One of the crucial characteristic of leaders is skills in leading people. After all, without followers, there are no leaders. In short, leaders need skills in working with others on a one-to-one and group basis. A leader needs to master the art of being able to motivate and direct others. A leader takes responsibility for the direction and actions of a group, and takes initiatives. A leader possesses the following qualities: Knows how to delegate, trust staffs with minimal supervision, has honesty and integrity, has belief in the ability of others, has relevant skills and knowledge, has a positive mood towards task, and has self confidence. Bruce Avolio, Ph.D, director of the Center for Leadership Studies at SUNY- Bunghamton and author of Full Leadership Development has conducted a research on leadership, if it is learned or innate. His study proves that leadership skills can be developed and mastered. In series of five studies, leaders of different ages and level of experience from around the world participated in workshops with other members of their organizations. Teams were assigned to develop practical problem-solving techniques

and leadership based on given model that they successfully deployed over the following 12 months. All of them got the job done equally regardless of whether their skills were born or made. We have to understand that leaders are not the same. It is appropriate for different people and in variety of circumstances. Now you may ask this question, “Can leadership be taught?” This has no definite answer. We can all be leaders, however, only if we are willing to lead and has the heart for learning how to lead. Effective leadership skills and practices can be learn, however, being able to implement them yourself may require a mixture of different set of skills and attitude. Teachers as leaders... One of the most well known people in the field of Education is Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. He is a well educated man. He is a great believer in education and life-long learning. Mandela saw education as part of the key to winning the struggle against poverty and illiteracy. Two famous quotes from Mandela on education give an indication of what he believes: “A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.” “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

He learned the art of listening which helped in his role as a leader and peacemaker throughout his life as a son of a tribal counselor. Throughout times, it is proven that education is indeed the most powerful weapon to alleviate poverty and later on change the world. Nelson Mandela has the ability to influence people through education and his principles in life. We are born with initiative but not all of us have the ability to influence people. As mentioned earlier, leadership is the highest form of the art of dealing with people. Therefore, as teachers, we are in the frontline of initiating change and molding better characters out from our students. And that’s where leadership skill takes place. In order for us to create an impact in our students’ lives, we have to be fully aware of our leadership styles and create ways on how to maximize that for the better. It is a crucial yet fulfilling and noble act that we should be proud of. Serving as mentor for novice teachers, facilitating professional learning opportunities among staff members, serving on committee such as school improvement team, department chairman and supporting school initiatives are just few of the many ways leadership in teaching career is being practiced. We must take note that as teacher leaders, we


The Department of Education in the Philippines is geared towards modernization of its basic education system through the DepEd Computerization Program (DCP). It aims to meet the rapid technological changes in the society. It is a program that integrates ICT in the Philippines school curriculum. Recently, Damulog CES, Sampagar ES, Angga-an ES, Tangkulan ES, Maican ES, and Migcawayan ES of Damulog District, Damulog, Bukidnon received the ICT Packages from the Department of education. The provision of these ICT materials provides the teachers and pupil opportunities to flourish in an information-saturated environment. Victoria L. Tinio, Director of e-Learning stated, “Learners must develop three foundational skills: how to find information; how to determine if what is found is relevant to the task at hand; and how to determine if the relevant information is accurate.” These three foundational skills set the parameters for the use of ICT in schools, if used effectively. On the other hand, studies made by Rodrigo (2001) and Tinio (2002) enumerated the barriers why ICT utilization in teaching-learning process is limited or not fully maximized. The former revealed that the schools do not have the “necessary hardware,software and connectivity to pursue the achievement of the goals. As a result, their ICT resources are not being tapped in a way that is consistent with their professed goals. Moreover, she stressed that the use of ICT is only limited during computer classes where the subject matter taught is computer-related. Tinio further strengthened the findings of Rodrigo. Their studies revealed the following as barriers to ICT utilization: 1. lack of enough computers; 2. lack of enough technical support for operating and maintaining ICT resources, and 3. lack of teacher training opportunities. On the part of the recipient schools, lack of space for computers and the general lack of funds for operations including maintenance of equipment, purchases of supplies and electricity. Relative to the mentioned barriers, Camacho et al cited Tinio’s findings on the major obstacles to the use of ICT for teaching and learning namely:

1. insufficient peripherals (printers,scanners,etc); 2. teachers lack knowledge/ skills in using computers/internet for instructional purposes; 3. no time in teachers’ schedules to explore opportunities for using computers/internet; 4. insufficient plans and/or resources to prevent theft and vandalism of computers; 5. difficulty integrating computers/internet in classroom instruction practices; 6. teachers feel uncomfortable because some students are more competent with ICT than they are;and 7. teachers assigned as ICT coordinators are class advisers having full subject loads, related making it difficult to efficiently do ICT related job. Based on the mentioned obstacles to ICT utilization, the recipient schools of Damulog District, Damulog ,Bukidnon together with the stakeholders join forces to face the challenges to make the DepEd Computerization Program efficient and effective. DepEd Damulog believes on the conclusion and recommendation of Tinio to make the ICT Program work. She pointed out that it is not how much technology you have but how you use it that matters, certain minimums must be reached or instructional use of ICT to be viable. That is, less is not more. Secondly, the quality of use: One of the possible contributing factor to the gap between goals and actual use is the incomplete institutionalization of the process of technology integration in the curriculum. Without this, the mechanism by which school administrators, teachers and students, can obtain the range of technical, curricular, pedagogical and financial support required to sustain technology use cannot flourish. Thirdly, the back to basics: The issue of basic school infrastructure. This includes stability of power supply, the scope of availability of space in the school to accommodate the deployment of technology resources. The frequency of power interruptions can cause breakdowns in the ICT equipment and instructional use. To lessen identified barriers Strategic Plan should be included. This can be easily done when the school and the internal and external stakeholders positively support the program.

can also be catalyst for change and betterment of our society. According to Larner, “Never content with the status quo but rather always looking for a better way”. Let us not be content on classroom management and teaching only, let us strive to find more ways in maximizing our teaching career. Teachers who are catalysts feel secure in their own work and have a strong commitment to continual growth and

improvement. It is proven that great schools grow when educators understand that the power of leadership lies in the strength of their relationships, from the participation of many, each leading in his or her own way. There isn’t a limit in leadership. Everyone can be a leader in their own ways as long as there is willingness and determination to grab this noble role.


Multiple - choice test is considered the most versatile type of test, it can be used to measure a variety of subject matter as well as a wide range of learning outcomes. If used in mathematics, extra care must be taken especially in selecting options so as not to jeopardize the skills/ n concepts being measured. This guidelines/points to consider in constructing a multiple-choice test. 1. Construct stems which require a specific answer rather than an opinion. 2. Try to present only one stem. 3. The stem must have only one meaning and should be brief and direct to the point. 4. Do not include irrelevant information in the stem. 5. in using not, except, etc. underline or CAPITALIZE them so that students will not overlook these words. 6. The stem should never contain double negatives. Double negatives may result to confusion. For example: Which of the following is not a characteristic of a nonconvex polygon? 7. There should be consistency in writing the stem. If you start writing the stem in a statement form, then all items in the test must be in statement form. If the stem is in the form of a question, then all items in the test must be in question form. 8. Avoid alternatives that overlap or include each other. 9. Alternatives should be parallel and appropriate to the stem. 10. Avoid heterogeneous set of alternatives.

11. Letters are commonly used to label choices/options. * If small letters are used at the start, then small letters should be used throughout the test. If capital letters, then all the choices of the test should be labelled with capital letters. 12. The highly recommended structure in arranging options/alternatives in a multiple - choice test item is by LISTING. However, tandem and semi-tandem arrangements can also be used as the case maybe. For example: Listing Tandem: Semi-Tandem: A. A. B. C. D. A. C. B. B. D. C. D. 13. Distractors must be plausible. 14. The key (correct answer) should be about the same length as the distractors, not longer or shorter. 15. The key (correct answer) must be different from the distractors in meaning only with no superficial values. 16. The key (correct answer) of each item should not appear in the same position so as not to form a pattern. * For example: Suppose in item no. 1, the answer is a ; in item no. 2, the answer also is a; in item no 3, the answer is also a OR a pattern like - the answers of items 1-3 are a. b. c. then the answers of items 4-6 are also a, b, c, ... 17. Make sure that the key (correct answer) of one item does not depend on additional information particularly found in other parts of the test. 18. The key (correct answer) should be the best option among the alternatives. The key (correct answer) should be unquestionably right. ADVANTAGES AND LIMITATIONS OF A MULTIPLE - CHOICE TEST ADVANTAGES

1. !t is the most applicable type for measuring achievement since it can measure a variety of subject matter content as well as a wide variety of learning outcomes. 2. The ambiguity and vagueness of the items frequently encountered in short - answer items are avoided because the alternatives provide the structure to the situation by limiting the examinees’ response to a specific area. 3. The need for homogeneous material which causes great difficulty in constructing matching exercises is likewise avoided in a multiple - choice item. Since each item measures a single idea, it is possible to measure one or many relationships in any given area. 4. It has a greater reliability per item because the chances of getting the correct answer by guessing is reduced as the number of alternatives increases. 5. It is practically free from response sets. The placement of correct response can be altered from one item to another. 6. The use of a number of plausible alternatives makes the results amenable to diagnosis. Analysis of incorrect responses by pupils can give clues to factual errors and misunderstanding by pupils which would then need correction or further clarification. 7. It can be scored objectively because of the definiteness of correct response, which takes the form of a single letter or number. LIMITATIONS 1. It is difficult to construct items with sufficient number of incorrect but plausible distractors. 2. It is not appropriate for measuring the ability to present ideas since it only requires the selection of the correct answer from the given alternatives. Reference: Measurement of Evaluation Handbook, BEE, DECS

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