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By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Two lawmakers from Cagayan De Oro City have filed a bill making it illegal to withhold “passports,” particularly that of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). See full story, page A3

Lumad soldiers to lead military’s propaganda efforts in IP communities By Mark D. Francisco Staff member

CAGAYAN de Oro City-The 4th Infantry Division has allowed 125 Lumad soldiers to leave their respective bases and go back to their barangays and help in community efforts there. In an interview last Monday, 4th Infantry Division spokesperson Capt. Joe Patrick A. Martinez said that the Lumad soldiers who belong mostly to the Higaonon and Manobo tribes are currently undergoing alternative learning system (ALS) training by the Department of Education

(DepEd). Before the end of this year, they will be deployed to 35 pilot barangays to start their own respective ALS cells and hand down mainstream education to their fellow Lumads. Lumad is the collective term of the indigenes in southern Philippines. They have hit the limelight recently following a series of atrocities and killings committed against them the past two months. Both the Philippine Army and the New People’s Army (NPA) have blamed each other for See lumad, page A11

Comebacking Mayor Vicente Y. Emano appears healthy and ready to campaign for 60 days despite being admitted in the hospital a month ago. He still even sports an unlighted cigarette during his filing of candidacy, joined by thousands of supporters.photo by gerry lee gorit

Cantilan Bank wins International Microfinance Best Practices Award Cantilan Bank received the 2015 International Microfinance Best Practices Award from Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore, an Italy-based foundation that promotes awareness on the key role of microfinance as a means of alleviating poverty in developing countries. This year’s theme, “Improving financial inclusion of smallholder farmers” highlights the various challenges faced by microfinance practitioners when it comes to better productivity and access to markets considering the farmers’

See cantilan, page A11

Cantilan Bank wins this year’s Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Best Practices International Award. Ms. Tanya P. Hotchkiss, Head of Office of Strategic Management receives the award for Cantilan Bank.

Military condemns killing of town mayor in Agusan Sur CAMP EVANGELISTA, Cagayan De Oro City--The military on Tuesday issued a statement condemning the killing of a town mayor and his son in Agusan Del Sur by suspected communist rebels of the New People’s Army (NPA). The bodies of the town Mayor Danilo Otaza, of Loreto, Agusan Del Sur,

and his son Daryl were dumped dead in Bitan-agan, an outskirt village south of Butuan City at around 6 a.m. Tuesday. Capt. Patrick Martinez, spokesperson of the army’s 4th Infantry Division here, said that the NPA rebels disguised as National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents abducted the father and son

past 6:00 p.m. Monday. In a statement, Maj. Gen. Oscar T Lactao, Commander of the 4th Infantry Division, decried the “terroristic act and brutality of the NPA bandits as a vain effort to sow violence and threat among the peace-loving natives and the Filipino people.” See condemns, page A11


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Business leaders confab set in the city in November, 2015 By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines of PIA 11

DAVAO City-- Business leaders will gather in the city from November 4 to 6 for the 3rd Davao Investment Conference or Davao Icon 2014 with the theme, “Invest in Davao: Live, Work, Play and Invest. Architect Daniel Lim, past president of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce

and Industry Incorporated and chair of this event told reporters at the Kapihan sa SM City that the event slated at the SMX Convention Center will feature exhibits, conferences, investors’ night, business matching and a housing madness activity to offer the lowest rates and bid discounts in housing packages. He said side by side with

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 ALLEN KHO MAANDIG has filed with his 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 ALLEN MONDING KHO who was born on July 13, 1979 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are SIUNGA KHO and JULIE KHO MONDING. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 30, 2015.

the exhibits will be the twoday conference which will highlight speakers and experts namely, David Leechiu on the recent trends and development in the real estate investment industry; BansanChoa, chair and chief executive officer of the Surewell Equities, Incorporated on the “3Rs: Remittance, Real Easte and Retirement; Peter Wallace,

chief executive officer of the Wallace Business Forum who will talk about the medium-term global Philippine Economic outlook and impact on the Davao Region; and Dr. Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology, on the Earthquake Hazard Mapping with insights on the regional risks.

“The conference aims to provide updates on current investment trends and outlooks and to give recognition to success stories and bring more business opportunities to Davao City and the region,” Lim said. He said this year’s ICON will highlight enticing more investors to Davao City and Davao Region.

Lim said tourism, ICT, manufacturing and real estate will be promoted more in this event. “Real estate catches across in all the sectors. You need to have land to promote and build your investment,” he said citing that they are targeting a total from 300 to 500 participants. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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on mobile finance and commerce. On October 20th and 21st, the Mondato Summit Asia will be held at the Makati Shangri-la where

leading experts and their peers come together in an intimate setting to undertake substantive dialogue to uncover actionable insights and advance common

objectives. The event will gather decision-makers and influencers focused on the mobile finance & commerce (MFC) ecosystem in Emerging Asia. This is the first Mondato Summit Asia to be held in the Philippines. Last year, the forum was held in Singapore. “Globe believes that innovation can be applied across a range of various platforms not only in technology but also in mobile finance and commerce. In supporting the Mondato Summit, we hope to bring in the innovative spirit of stakeholders in mobile finance and commerce. To help our nation move forward, there is a need to promote greater social

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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 R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that MARBEN C. BULANGKIT 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” in Certificate of Live Birth of MARBEN CAJARDO BULANGKIT who was born on September 14, 1956 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are RAMON BULANGKIT and EVANGELINE CAJARDO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 30, 2015. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 21 & 28, 2015

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Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez, sitting 4L, propounds questions to the different OFW groups regarding about plaints on the alleged delays in the issuance of passports during a Committee on Foreign Affairs meeting in the House of Representatives. Rodriguez secured the commitment from the Department of Foreign Affairs to lessen the number of days needed for the application, processing and release of passports especially for OFWs. KD

Rufus, Maxi: ‘It’s illegal to withhold passports’ By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City--Two lawmakers from Cagayan De Oro City have filed a bill making it illegal to withhold “passports,” particularly that of the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs). Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, of Cagayan De Oro City, and Party List Rep. Maxi Rodriguez of Abante Mindanao, filed House Bill No. 6201, also known as ““Illegal Withholding of Passport Act of 2015.” Under the proposed bill, it would be illegal for any individual, company or recruiting agency to

withhold the passport of OFWs and those applying for overseas jobs. Any person found guilty of the crime of “Illegal Withholding of Passport” would suffer a penalty of imprisonment of not less than six years and one day but not more than 12 years. The bill also imposes a fine of PHP 1 million

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province: North Cotabato Municipality: Magpet OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Date: October 20, 2015 RA. 9048 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that JULIE ECLARINO MORILLO has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from “JULIO” to “JULIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JULIO ECLARINO MORILLO who was born on October 27, 1961 at Sibalom, Antique and whose parents are Pedro Morillo and Valintina Eclarino. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 12, 2015. (Sgd) CHONA M.PROVIDA, MPA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 21 & 28, 2015

but not more than PHP 2 million to any individual, company, or recruitment agency found withholding the passports of OFWs and those applying jobs abroad. If the offender is a public official, in addition to the prescribed penalties, he or she shall be dismissed from service and shall suffer perpetual absolute disqualification to hold public office, the proposed bill said. For an offending corporation, partnership, association, or any juridical person, the penalty shall be imposed upon the presi-

dent, partner, manager, that needs to be criminal- who we consider to be and/or any responsible ized in order to afford full our modem-day heroes,” officer of the organiza- protection to our OFWs, Rodriguez said. tion, which also carries the automatic revocation Mindanao Daily of business permits or cerTARPS - STICKERS -EWS tificate of registration. Rodriguez that they were compelled to file the bill tarpaulin backlitfilm after their office in Consticker panaflex gress received numerous billboards photopaper complaints from OFW s and those applying to work abroad about the withholding of their passports by the recruiting agency. mdntarps@gmail.com “The unauthorized withholding of passports of our www.mindanaodailynews.com OFWs is a form of coercion

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

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Publication Notice R.A. 10172

CCE-0057-2015

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Cotabato City/Municipality: Makilala

20 October 2015

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on RA. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that HERMINIO DEALA ELEQUIN has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of birth from “September 12, 1992” to “September 11, 1992” in the Certificate of Live Birth of HERMINIO DEALA QUILIQUIN at Carmen , Cotabato and whose parents are Herminio T. Quiliquin and Edith D. Deala. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 03 November 2015. (Sgd) MARY P. MACAYA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 21 & 28, 2015

Date: 09 October 2015 CCE-0056-2015/R.A. 10172 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 AYGENE S. BASTIDA has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of Entry in SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE” from in the Certificate of Live Birth of AYGENE S. BASTIDA at Makilala, Cotabato and whose parents are ARTURO O. BASTIDA and LOLITA M. SEGOVIA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 28, 2015. (Sgd) GERSON M. MUDANZA II Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 21 & 28, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O)

R.A. 9048 Form No.10.1 (LCR O)

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province; Lanao del Norte City/Municipality: Iligan City

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ROSNEL RENEE L. CRISTOBAL has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of Clerical Error particularly sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROSNEL RENEE LEGUA CRISTOBAL who was born on 20 June 1993 at Iligan City and whose parents are Judy C. Legua and Noel G. Cristobal. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than November 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MARIA HELEN B. AVILA has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “JULITA AURORA” to “JULIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JULITA AURORA MONTAÑO who was born on February 10, 1955 at Iligan City and whose parents are Fe Estampador and Leonardo Montaño. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than November 2015.

(Sgd.) MARIA PURA C. MASCARIÑAS City Civil Registrar

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MDN: OCT 21 & 28, 2015

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Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao Notice of Publication RA 10172 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION CCE-2498-2015

Date: October 19, 2015

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is hereby served to the public that VICENTE ABO LANZO has filed with this office, a petition for clerical error correction of entry in the child’s date of birth from “August 20, 1948” to “September 01, 1948” in the Certificate of Live Birth of VICENTE LANZO at Davao City and whose parent are DANIEL ADOY LANSO and OLIN ABO Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than November 05, 2015.

MDN: OCT 21 & 28, 2015

(Sgd.) Atty. LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar


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The camp of Mayor Oscar Moreno is conducting a sustain vilification campaign in the social media against Rep. Rufus Rodriguez. They accused Rufus as “EPAL” king and “traitor.” These followers and supporters are using the social media to vilify and attack opposition candidates and members of the press who are presumed to be antiMoreno. There is nothing wrong in expressing an opinion for or against a candidate. What makes the practice repulsive is the obvious intention of maligning the candidate out of personal motive. Well, they said that vilification and maligning the political protagonists and the supporters are part of the “black propaganda.” There is also this method of “tagging” some members of the legitimate press as supporters of candidates. Actually, the real members of the press never take this kind Neolithic bait. Why are they doing this? There was this guy who heralds himself as a member of the local press. Every

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More often than not, weaklings resort to foul means ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ in destroying their foes and Managing Editor Executive Editor this fact finds truism in Philippine politics where CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING Associate Editor Contributing Editor politicians employ underhanded tactics to destroy MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda opponents in promoting Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor their own political ambitions. GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit Motoring Editor Photo Journalist But what these politicians fail to realize is the fact that felix santillan ROEL CATOTO by resorting to evil means EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao they have only allowed the Layout Artists PAT SAMONTE godly to surface. Such is the irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN case of presidential aspirant Reporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga Sen. Grace Poe who is sur facing as the overwhelming JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG choice of the Filipino elecRene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Regional Editors-Northmin torate to replace President Aquino because of all the AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA evils thrown at her by foes. Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant In charging Poe as not qualified to run for president ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE for failing to possess all the CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 qualifications required by CRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY the constitution for aspiLegal Counsel rants to that position such --------------------------------------------------------------as being a natural born bureau and mktg staff candy macabale - 09161326483 citizen and having satisRIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 fied the residency requireMISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 ments, these underhanded North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 evil tactics only resulted in VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 her surfacing as the good Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 candidate among the other bobby mag usara-tangub city aspirants. OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ARMM - Sony Sudaria-0947-4810371 Poe’s political foes are cotabato - ANALISA ESPAÑOLA-0916-9351714 resorting to this underdavao - 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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time, he met a colleague, he would always tag the other guy as pro Emano or pro Rodriguez. Anyway, without telling anyone, he wants to be recognized as pro Moreno, too. Ridiculous! However, his antics paid off. He now occupies a juicy position that most aspiring media might envy. Laugh, laugh and congrats, my boy! Indeed, there is now a visceral effort to discredit Rufus Rodriguez and “Dongkoy” Emano. The local voters, however, could not be swayed by these antics anymore. With the sterling performance of Rufus as Congressman of the city’s second district, all the stones thrown against the Congressman would simply disintegrate before it reaches the target. No other Congressman has delivered so much, in terms of infrastructure, health, environment awareness, and livelihood projects to the constituents of the second district than Rodriguez. Rodriguez also exemplified his performance in Congress for consistently

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bagging the “perfect performance” record and the lawmaker, together with his brother party list Rep. Maximo Rodriguez of Abamin, to file bills and resolutions that were adopted into laws. One of these laws that the Rodriguezes have authored was the Cabotage Law, a law that President Aquino mentioned in his last State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) that demolished that monopoly of cargo rates handling in the country. The law was timely as the country joins the ASEAN economic integration this year, allowing the foreign vessels to engage in cargo

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handed way at destroying her because of their lack of the needed merits for them to qualify as Aquino’s worthy successor. In truth and in fact, this tactic only reveals the weakness of Poe’s enemies. But I doubt if they realized this. In resorting to foul means in destroying Poe, her foes only succeeded in sending the message that apple for apple, merit for merit they don’t stand a chance winning against her. Not having any chance at beating Poe in a fair and clean elections, they are now doing their best in preventing her from becoming a candidate. If indeed her foes are

strong and could easily beat her, there would be no need for them to eliminate her much more be afraid of her candidacy. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Digong” Duterte exposed this underhanded tactics when he accused Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Manuel “Mar” Roxas II of spreading the lie about his being stricken with throat cancer, a matter he strongly denies. Duterte viewed this tactic as foul and mean. He described it as politics in its dirtiest form. Duterte said such tactic was resorted to by Roxas to deflate the chance of him throwing his hat in next year’s presidential derby. Of course, as expected, Roxas denied Duterte’s accusation. But what will Duterte gain by concocting such an accusation without basis in truth and in fact if he did not have any basis to believe what he had accused Roxas of having done against him since from the start he never had any intention of seeking the presidency? This being the case, he must have a good reason to accuse Roxas of resorting to dirty tactics

handling throughout the country is a much lesser rate! Another candidate, the iconic former city Mayor “Dongkoy” Emano, has also been subject of ridicule and insult by Moreno’s followers and supporters. Emano’s election as City Mayor expanded and stretched the progress of Cagayan De Oro City after the former City Mayor Pablo Magtajas. There is no denying that the growth of Cagayan De Oro City into one of the country’s “phenomenal cities” attained its heights during the reign of Emano as Mayor of the city. Anybody who would disagree with the observation is not from Cagayan De Oro City or simply blinded by political envy. For instance, the coming of big time investors in malls and realty business started during the period of Emano. Dozens of foreign and domestic stakeholders would pour investments in Cagayan De Oro City during Emano’s watch. Emano flexed the See diaz, page A11

just to discourage him and his supporters from pushing their supposed ambition. As described by Duterte, that move on the part of Roxas was preemptive. It was meant to prevent him from running. The accusation of Poe’s enemies that she does not possess all the qualifications to run as president is likewise preemptive. As such, one can already make a logical conclusion where this preemptive move is emanating from. This early, we can already conclude that a particular aspirant who is not faring well in the surveys would like the stronger candidate Poe eliminated from the race. But is it not but logical for an opponent to work for the defeat of his or her political foes? True but not in this manner. Defeat should be handed to a political foe through the ballot and never in this manner. This strategy is just like beating an opponent in an athletics race even before the gun signaling the commencement of the race could be fired. And this strategy is far See bacon, page A11

Daily Inspiration

Not to be served

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.” -Matthew 20:28

Juvy Sarraga

Do you ever go through days that seem like something is missing? We work so hard to accomplish goals in our life so that we can provide a better life for ourselves

and our families. But this can also focus our attention on the “things” we have and more importantly don’t have. Where we direct our focus can lead us to that feeling of void. Instead of focusing on ourselves, direct your focus on someone in need. You may not see the immediate impact on your goals but in some way and at some time, God will honor your actions.


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DAR hands P49.6M ARISP III project in Surigao Sur town By JOIE CEBALLOS

BAROBO, Surigao del Sur – The Department of Agrarian Reform handed the completed works for the National Road Junction (NRJ) DughanJavier farm-to-market road in Barobo town here last October 16, 2015. The P49.6 million project funded under the DAR Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III (ARISP-III) includes the improvement of a 7-kilometer road and construction of a 36.8-meter flatslab bridge expected to serve 834 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and more than a thousand residents of Barangays Dughan, San Jose and Javier here. Present during the turnover ceremony were Surigao del Sur Governor Johnny Pimentel, DAR Regional Director Julita Ragandang, Barobo Mayor Felixberto Urbiztondo, ARISP Assistant National Project Manager (NPM) Henry Zapata, National Project Engineer Mel Lamboon,

Assistant Regional Director Daylinda Narisma and Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Benjamin Mataksil. G ove r nor Pi me ntel lauded the Department of Agrarian Reform for its effort and urged the farmers to do its part in taking good care of the project. Ragandang thanked the provincial and municipal governments for their support especially in generating the LGUs’ counterpart in the project. “Indeed, the counterpart of the local government is essential in realizing the project,” she said. Asst. NPM Zapata reminded both the local government and the farmers to play a very important See project, page A11

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

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES MARK T. CHEVA AND KATHERINE G. AGUIRRE-CHEVA,

INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT TURN-OVER. A formal turn-over of the Department of Agrarian Reform’s P49.6 million road and bridge project funded by Agrarian Reform Infrastructure Support Project Phase III is held in Barobo, Surigao del Sur. After DAR handed the project documents to Provincial Governor Johnny Pimentel (fifth from left), the latter turns over the papers to Barobo Mayor Felixberto Urbiztondo (fourth from left) as DAR-Caraga Regional Director Julita Ragandang (fifth from right) Asst. Regional Director Daylinda Narisma (third from right), Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Benjamin Mataksil (extreme right), ARISP National Project Manager Henry Zapata, and National Project Engineer Mel Lamboon watch. Photo by Joie Ceballos

CIVIL CASE NO.2015-071

MARK T. CHEVA AND KATHERINE G. AGUIRRE-CHEVA, -Versus-

RUSSEL JANGAD RAGOS, CIVIL CASE No. 2015-068 Petitioner, -Versus- FOR: JUDICIAL DECREE OF DIVORCE (FASKH)

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AARON SCOTT FEIL TANDOC and THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of BUBONG, LANAO DEL SUR, Respondents. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

The NCR Civil Registrar of Manila Petitioners. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - / ORDER Before this Court verified joint petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under Civil rites on November 8, 2011 at Manila, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at their residents at 1112 Soliman St., Tondo, Manila and Zone Aries 1, Suarez respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated over three (3) years already,since later part of 2001, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Memorandum of Agreement in order to formalized their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other,neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on November 8, 2011 , so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burdens. Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on November 10, 2015 at 9:00 a.m at which time, date and place. Any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a news paper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 16 day of October, 2015. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct 21, 28 & Nov 4, 2015

ORDER Before this Court is a verified petition for Judicial decree of Divorce (faskh) filed by RUSSEL J. RAGOS, a Filipino-Muslim convert and resident of 54 Benitiz Compound, Mahayahay, Iligan City, againts her husband AARON SCOTT FEIL TANDOC, also a Filipino-Muslim by Conversion and resident of Zone Scorpion Suarez, Iligan City on the ground as provided under Article 52 of P.D. 1083 or the Muslim Code. Allegedly, their marriage was performed in accordance with Muslim rites and law. Per report of the process server of this Court, summons was served personally upon respondent and received by him, but he refuses to acknowledge receipt thereof. WHEREFORE, considering that this case is within the exclusive original jurisdiction of this Court, set the initial hearing of this case on November 9, 2015 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, October 15, 2015.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Oct 21, 28 & Nov 4, 2015

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Honoring Teachers on World Teachers’ Day

By CHELO T. MORTERA Master Teacher II BARANGAY 9 E/S Malaybakay City District IV

Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 242 entitled Declaring the period from 05 September to 05 OCTOBER of every year as ‘ National Teachers’ Month’ signed on August 24,2011 by His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III and to the designation of the World Teacher’s Day every 5th of October by the United Nation Evaluation and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Department of Education (DEPED) will celebrate the National Teachers’ Month (NTM) throughout October 5,2015 which is the Worlds Teachers’ Day (WTD) Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their pupils; because a good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. In other words, if schools are places that promote academic, social and personal development for pupils,everything hinges on the presence of intelligent,passionate,caring teachers working day after in the classrooms.Teachers have an enormous influence on what happens in our schools, because day after day, they are the ultimate decision makers. They shape the world of the classroom by the activities they plan,the focus they attend to, and the relationship they nurture. Teachers don’t get the reverence they deserve and the events like World Teacher’ Day remind us of how important and challenging the work of education is in a rapidly moving technologically changing global world.

A teacher is more than educator. A teacher can play all roles-the role of a friend,counselor, or mentor. A teacher can be the guiding force in our lives even after through the portals of our schools and step into the world that lies ahead to be conquered. UNESCO organized the global celebration as an opportunity to honor the teachers who commit their lives to educating the pupils. Last October 5,2015 Malaybalay City Division Celebrated World Teachers’ Day at Malaybalay City Central Gym with the an opening program highlighted by the presence of the School Division Superintendent Mr. Edilberto L. Oplenaria, the very heroic education supervisors and specialists, front-ranking school administrators,coaches and participants of the different contested events related to honoring the dignified and admiring teachers with the theme: “ My Teacher,My Hero.” The whole day ended with an awarding ceremony giving trohies,medals and certificates to the top three winning contestant in every events. Truly “ if your actions in the classroom inspire children to achieve more,question more,and dream more, you are indeed worthy of the title “TEACHER”-Robert John Meehan In the words of WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS,” Education is not the filling of pail but the lighting of the fire.” We must credit our teachers who ignite the fire of learning in the mind that is yearning for knowledge. Someone once said,”Teachers dont impact for a year,but for a life.

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MAKATI CITY, Philippines--Good news for overseas Filipinos—Bank of the Philippine Islands launched a full-service branch at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) Bu i l d i ng . T h e P OE A branch, which opened Monday, October 12, marks the latest initiative of BPI’s commitment to make banking more accessible and convenient for overseas Filipinos. “It’s a full-service branch thus all our new and returning overseas Filipinos will be able to experience the full banking service of BPI such as over the counter deposits, bills payment, and apply for a loan or invest,” said BPI Executive Vice President Natividad N. Alejo. The POEA branch continues BPI’s legacy in providing innovative products and solutions for the over-

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ments around their salary schedules, giving them and their families greater peace of mind. And when overseas Filipinos want to surprise their loved ones on special occasions like birthdays, or when they would like to add something unique in addition to their cash remittances, BPI’s Gift Remittance program allows them to send gifts directly to their families. “BPI has always been committed to being a partner to overseas Filipinos, and this branch gives us the ability to be there for them from the start of their journey toward financial security and independence,” said Alejo. “We’re here to help Filipinos achieve their financial goals, and this is just one of the many ways in which we can help them on how to save, invest, and build for the future.”

DSWD-Caraga readies for ISO 9001: 2008 Certification, launches Quality Management System Butuan City--The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office Caraga had a ceremonial launching of its Quality Management System (QMS) on October 16, 2015 at the Productivity Building of the DSWD Home for Girls Center, Brgy.Bonbon, Butuan City. This activity was attended by Regional Director Minda B. Brigoli together with the QMS Core team members, and was witnessed by some of DSWD’s partners and stakeholders. Along with the launching is the ceremonial signing of the harmonized Quality Policy which was approved by the Honorable Secretary Corazon-Juliano Soliman. Brigoli said that this event is just part of the significant preparations of DSWD-Caraga towards the ISO 9001:2008 certification which the Field Office looks forward to have by December 2015. “We are very excited on this matter that is why major steps along the QMS journey were already accomplished by the Field Office,” she said. “FO Caraga is done with the ISO Orientation, Gap Assessment, QMS Planning, Training on QMS Documentation, QMS Documentation, QMS Training and Implementation, and Internal Quality Audit (IQA)

Training,” Brigoli added. “Next week (October 2126, 2015) is the schedule of our conduct of the IQA,” she quipped. The IQA is the stage in the QMS where the identified and trained internal auditors (members of the IQA team) audit the different processes involved in the service delivery of the Field Office. It is in the IQA that the internal auditors will observe, evaluate, and recommend corrective actions for possible conformity, opportunity for improvement, and corrective actions. In the language of ISO 9001:2008, conformity simply refers to the fulfillment of the set requirements in the QMS, and non-conformity only means otherwise. Various technical guidance sessions were also conducted by the Development Authority of

the Philippines (DAP) to assist the Field Office on the necessary things to be accomplished to be able to get the certification before the year ends. The FO Caraga aims to enjoy the following benefits in getting the ISO 9001:2008 Certification: internationally assessed and recognized system, compliance of office works with the standardized QMS, periodically audited system, and continual improvement of the system. With the premise that DSWD is the frontline and lead agency in social protection and that the satisfaction of its clients and stakeholders is the Department’s passion, the Field Office Caraga’s Quality Policy bears the tag line “Sa Kalidad nga Serbisyo, Kalidad nga Kinabuhi Sigurado”. ###(EUNICE G. MONTAOS/ Social Marketing Unit/DSWD Field Office Caraga)

SHFC visits Xavier Ecoville to gather good practices in estate management were composed of representatives from The Social Housing accredited civil society Finance Corporation organizations that serve (SHFC), the lead as mobilizers for High government agency to Density Housing projects, undertake financing namely the Foundation of social housing for the Development for programs, embarked the Urban Poor, Kilos on a learning visit to Maralita, St Hannibal Xavier Ecoville, the Empowerment Center, Xavier UniversityIsabela Faithful Servants led resettlement Foundation Inc, Center community, on October for Urban Poor Services 6 to gather good Inc, Urban Poor Land practices in estate Acquisition Networks management. and Development Inc, These practices “will SHARE Foundation help finalize the capacity Inc, Humanitarian building program for Intention for Community SHFC Board-approved Empowerment and projects,” said Abigail Reform Inc and the P Genito, community Housing and Community development officer of Development and SHFC. Resettlement (HCDR) The said visit was unit of the Quezon City facilitated by Xavier government. University’s Governance After the site visit and Leadership Institute at Xavier Ecoville, GLI (GLI) and Xavier director Dr Dixon Ecoville Project (XEP) Yasay showed them the team. community engagement The participants framework of the said

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SANGGUNIANG PANALALAWIGAN PROVINCE OF CAMIGUIN

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF CAMIGUIN HELD ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 AT THE SESSION HALL, CAMIGUIN LEGISLATIVE BUILDING, PROVINCIAL CAPITOL, MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN. PRESENT: Hon. James Abao Ederango - Provincial Vice Governor; Presiding Hon. Nerio Yamit Galochino - Provincial Board Member Hon. Hermogenes Boholano Lobido - Provincial Board Member Hon. Rony Nanol Sagocsoc - Provincial Board Member Hon. Jose Cultura Ladao - Provincial Board Member Hon. Virgilio Fajardo Lacerna - Provincial Board Member Hon. Raquel Bacasnot Ranara - Provincial Board Member; PCL President ON OFFICIAL BUSINESS: Hon. Miguel Lustre Ibahay - Provincial Board Member Hon. Rodin Modina Romualdo - Provincial Board Member; FABC President ABSENT: None ================================================== EXPLANATORY NOTE The Province of Camiguin is popularly known as the place of the sweetest lanzones of the country. With this, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camiguin enacted in Year 2003, Provincial Ordinance No. 2003-06, setting policies and regulations on how to protect and preserve this major product of the Province. However, it was found out that until at present there are still unripe lanzones sold in and outside of the Province. Selling of unripe lanzones fruits destroys the popularity of its superb sweetness as unripe lanzones fruits taste otherwise. Secondly, it is observed that lanzones fruits sold in the market are packaged in boxes labeled with product other than lanzones fruits. Aside from that, there is also misrepresentation of Camiguin lanzones fruits existing in the market. These practices deter the effort of the province in promoting and marketing its famous fruit. These are the reasons, among others, that the existing Ordinance needs to be revised to provide a more detailed and enhanced procedure and effective measure on how to prevent the harvest and sale of unripe lanzones fruits and their misrepresentation to effectively protect and preserve the quality of lanzones fruits, thus securing its exceptional taste. Provision on official packaging is also necessary in line with the promotion and marketing effort of the province on this famous fruit. Regulatory fees as provided for to ascertain continued effective implementation of the Ordinance especially on harvesting, packaging, selling and transporting of lanzones fruits. Part also of the revision of the Ordinance is the prohibition of transporting lanzones fruits by means of pumpboat/canter and the like in consonance with MARINA Memorandum Circular No. 197, that, “Partly Protected Coastwise Voyage is being defined as “ a coast wise voyage limited to coastal waters in which a ship not at anytime more than 100 miles by sea from any point of departure and not more than 15 miles from land at any point. No motor banca with length less than 12 meters or 15 gross tonnage shall be allowed to operate under this category”. It is in this premise, that a revised Camiguin Lanzones Protection Ordinance is crafted to expand the provisions of Provincial Ordinance No. 2003-06, to meet the intention of the Provincial Government of Camiguin in protecting and preserving the quality of lanzones fruits. Hence: PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 2015-47 “THE REVISED CAMIGUIN LANZONES PROTECTION ORDINANCE OF 2015” Be it enacted by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camiguin, in session assembled: Section 1. SHORT TITLE. This Ordinance shall also be known as the “CAMIGUIN BUAHAN PROTECTION ORDINANCE OF 2015”. Section 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY. It is the avowed policy of the Provincial Government of Camiguin: 1) To promote and develop the agriculture program as to sustain food and fruit supply 2) To support the development and sustainability of tourism sector 3) To maintain and upgrade product of lanzones industry of Camiguin 4) To maintain an excellent quality of lanzones fruits of Camiguin Section 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. The following words/terms shall be understood as:

CAMIGUIN LANZONES/ CAMIGUIN BUAHAN. A native lanzones fruit grown on and harvested from Camiguin soil. The term excludes lanzones fruits harvested from lanzones trees grown outside the province of Camiguin even if the seedlings or the planting materials originated from the Province. CAMLONG. It stands for “Camiguin Longkong” wherein its rootstock is a seedling of Camiguin Lanzones while the scion comes from productive parent tree of Longkong lanzones variety.

CANVASSER. Canvasser of lanzones fruits accredited by the Provincial Agriculture Office.

CLEARANCE TO HARVEST. An official written authorization to proceed to harvest Lanzones fruits.

LABEL. A distinctive name or trademark identifying a product or manufacturer/producer.

LGU. Local government units in Camiguin. LONGKONG. A seedless lanzones variety from Thailand.

MARGINAL LANZONES FARMER. An owner of five or less lanzones trees.

MISREPRESENTATION. An assertion or manifestation by words or conduct that is not in accord with the facts.

PACKAGING. The wrapping material around a consumer item that serves to contain, identify, describe, protect, display, promote and otherwise make the product marketable and keeping it clean.

PERMIT TO TRANSPORT. An official written authorization or consent that Lanzones fruits are allowed for transport.

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VENDOR. A person who sells lanzones fruits in Camiguin

Section 4. VARIETY OF CAMIGUIN LANZONES. The following are the varieties of Camiguin Lanzones: a.) Camiguin Lanzones b.) Camlong Section 5. OFFICIAL PACKAGING. The Province’ official packaging of Camiguin Lanzones fruits shall be in boxes of 5, 10 and 20 kilos sizes with label on it “CAMIGUIN SWEET LANZONES”. The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist shall employ measures on how to prevent the recycling of Camiguin lanzones boxes. For easy access and immediate availability of the prescribed boxes, the Municipal Agriculture Offices and barangay halls, aside from the Provincial Agriculture Office, are designated as the distributing centers of lanzones boxes. Section 6. BUSINESS PERMIT. It shall be secured at Local Chief Executive by any person engaged in commercial activity of lanzones fruit regularly as a means of livelihood or with the end in view of gaining profit such as traders, vendors and the like. This said permit shall be presented in securing a Clearance to Harvest from the Municipal Agriculture Offices/Provincial Agriculture Office. Section 7. CLEARANCE TO HARVEST AND PERMIT TO TRANSPORT. There shall be Clearance to Harvest and Permit to Transport to be secured by traders as specified below. For easy access and immediate delivery of the needed services, the Municipal Agriculturists and the Municipal Treasurers in the Province are deputized to render the required services: a. Clearance to Harvest. To maintain the exceptional sweetness and superb taste of Camiguin Lanzones, traders shall secure first Clearance from the Provincial or Municipal Agriculturist at least one (1) week before the scheduled harvest. The barangay concerned shall have deputized personnel to assist in the inspection. The purpose of this requirement is to avoid the practice of pre-harvesting or harvesting of unripe lanzones fruits.

In addition, Clearance to Harvest shall be issued to traders upon presentation of Business Permit/Mayor’s Permit to the Municipal or Provincial Agriculturist.

Permit to Transport. Traders, shippers, sellers and the like shall secure Permit to Transport from the Office of the Provincial Treasurer before transporting lanzones fruits outside the Province of Camiguin. It shall be presented to the personnel of the Office of the Provincial Treasurer at all seaports before boarding.

Section 8. REGULATORY FEES. There shall be regulatory fees collected from trader in securing clearance and permit to transport to cover administrative expenses. The Provincial Agriculture Office is responsible in the direct implementation of this Ordinance and shall take the lead in the conduct of inspection and monitoring activities. a. Clearance to Harvest. The amount of Two Hundred Pesos (P 200.00) per parcel of land shall be collected as Clearance Fee from a trader. However, for a parcel of land with a minimum of five lanzones trees subject for inspection shall be exempt from this fee. But still traders shall secure Clearance to Harvest before the harvesting activity.

b. Permit to Transport. There shall be collected a fee by the Provincial Treasurer before a Permit to Transport of lanzones fruits shall be granted, to wit:

b.1 A box of twenty (20) kilos capacity - Twenty Five Pesos (P25.00) b.2 A box of ten (10) kilos capacity - Twelve Pesos (P 12.00) b.3 A box of five (5) kilos capacity - Five Pesos (P 5.00)

Clearance to Harvest shall be required from traders prior to the issuance of Permit to Transport.

For CY 2015, the Province in consultation with traders may agree on discounted rate of permit to transport, but the succeeding years, the rates herein specified shall be enforced and effected.

Section 9. SHARING OF COLLECTION OF CLEARANCE- TO- HARVEST FEE:

If the Clearance is secured at the Municipal Agriculture Office, the scheme shall be: Province - 40% Municipal - 50% Barangay - 10%

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If the clearance is secured at the Provincial Agriculture Office, the scheme shall be: Province - 50% Municipal - 40% Barangay - 10% Section 10. SHARING OF COLLECTION OF PERMIT-TO-TRANSPORT FEE. The sharing scheme of the collection of Permit to Transport Fee shall be: a) For a box of twenty (20) kilos capacity – Twenty Five Pesos (P 25.00) Provincial Government - P 12.00 Municipal Government - 8.00 Barangay Government - 5.00 b) For a box of ten (10) kilos capacity – Twelve Pesos (P12.00) Provincial Government - P 6.00 Municipal Government - 4.00 Barangay Government - 2.00 c) For a box of five ( 5) kilos capacity – Five Pesos (P 5.00) Provincial Government - P 2.50 Municipal Government - 1.50 Barangay Government - 1.00

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15.5.1 FOR TRADERS:

First Offense - A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00). Second Offense - A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) and confiscation of seventy five percent (75%) of lanzones fruits in favor of Provincial Government of Camiguin. Third and Succeeding Offenses - A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P 5,000.00) and confiscation of all lanzones fruits in favor of the Provincial Government of Camiguin. 15.5.2 FOR PUMPBOAT OR CANTER OR THE LIKE OWNERS

First Offense

- A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00). Second Offense - A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) and turn-over of pumpboat or canter to Philippine Coast Guard. Third offense - A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P5,000.00) and recommendation for disenfranchisement/permit cancellation to MARINA.

15.6 Violation of Section 14(f). A fine of Five Thousand Pesos (P 5,000.00) and/ or imprisonment in the discretion of the court. 15.7 Violation of Section14(g). A fine of P1,000.00.

Section 16. SHARING SCHEME. There shall be sharing of proceeds to apprehending Task Force, may it be the Barangay or Municipal Task Force.

Forty percent shall be shared to the Barangay or Municipal Task Force (40%), as the case may be, and the remaining sixty percent (60%) shall go to the Province.

Section 17. INFORMATION AND EDUCATION CAMPAIGN. The Provincial Agriculture Office, in cooperation with the SP Chairman Committee on Agriculture, shall be the responsible office to conduct massive or continuous information and education campaign in all barangays of this Province to all stakeholders for fuller understanding and enrichment of this Ordinance. Section 18. COLLABORATION EFFORT. The Philippine Ports Authority, the Philippine Coast Guard and the Department of Trade and Industry are enjoined to collaborate with the Province of Camiguin for the effective implementation of this Ordinance. Section 19. BUDGETARY ALLOCATION. The amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) shall be allocated for the sustainable implementation of this Ordinance. Section 20. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. The provisions of this Code are hereby declared separable, and in the event that anyone or more of such provisions are declared invalid, the validity of all other provisions shall not be affected thereby. Section 21. REPEALING CLAUSE. All existing ordinances, executive orders, and other issuances which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Code are hereby repealed. Section 22. EFFECTIVITY. This Code shall take effect after compliance of Section 511 of the Local Government Code of 1991. ENACTED: September 15, 2015” Author : Hon. Raquel B. Ranara, Provincial Board Member Co-Author : Hon. Miguel L. Ibahay, Provincial Board Member

I HEREBY CERTIFY TO THE CORRECTNESS OF THE FOREGOING:

CAROLYN L. LAGUMBAY, MPA Secretary to the Sanggunian ATTESTED:

PRODUCER/FARMER/OWNER. A lanzones grower.

Section 11. MONITORING. The Municipal Agriculturist shall submit a Weekly Report to the Provincial Agriculturist. The Report shall contain the list of traders, sellers and the like who secured clearances from their office, for monitoring purposes.

JAMES A. EDERANGO, MBA Provincial Vice Governor Presiding Officer

PROVINCE. Provincial Government of Camiguin.

APPROVED:

PUMPBOAT, CANTER AND THE LIKE. An outrigger canoe powered by a gasoline or diesel engine measuring less than 12 meters in length or weighing less than 15 gross tonnage.

Likewise, it is the responsibility of the said Office, in coordination with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), to monitor prices of Lanzones fruits in the market.

Section 12. TASK FORCE BUAHAN. There shall be created a “Task Force Buahan” in the Barangay, Municipal and Provincial Government to safeguard and police the effective implementation of this Ordinance.

JURDIN JESUS M. ROMUALDO Provincial Governor

TRADER. A person who buys, sells, or exchanges lanzones fruits for profit.

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15.1 Violation of Section 14(a). A fine of Five Thousand Pesos ( P 5,000.00) and confiscation of lanzones fruits 15.2 Violation of Section 14(b). A fine of One thousand ( P 1,000.00) pesos per seedling and confiscation of all seedlings 15.3 Violation of Section 14(c). A fine of Two Thousand Pesos (P 2,000.00) 15.4 Violation of Section 14(d). A fine of Two thousand Pesos (P 2,000.00) 15.5 Violation of Section 14(e):

Clearance Form shall indicate the name of the farmer/owner, address/location, number of lanzones trees to be harvested, date or schedule for possible harvest and name of trader.

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Section 15. PENALTIES. The following shall be the penalties to be imposed to violators of Section 14 thereof:

The fees shall be paid to the Municipal Treasurer, if the clearance is secured at the Municipal Agriculture Office, or at the Provincial Treasurer, if the clearance is secured at the Provincial Agriculture Office.

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Section 14. PROHIBITIONS. a) Entry of lanzones fruits from other places outside the Province of Camiguin, for commercial purposes. b) Entry of any lanzones seedling from outside the province. c) Sale of unripe lanzones fruits in the market and sidewalks. d) Sale of lanzones fruits in the market and sidewalks without permits and price tags. e) Transport of lanzones fruits by means of pumpboat, canter and the like. f) Misrepresentation of Camiguin Lanzones, as hereby defined: f.1 Using boxes other than the official packaging of Camiguin Lanzones. f.2 Employing any device, either by word of mouth or in writing or any other means, by which, lanzones fruits from outside the Province of Camiguin is made to appear as Camiguin Lanzones. g Canvassing of lanzones by unaccredited canvassers.

Traders, producers, owners, and farmers are required to declare all areas subject for inspection to the Municipal or Provincial Agriculturist for schedule of ocular inspection.

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Section 13. EXEMPTION. Farmer/owner shall be exempted from clearance if the harvest is for personal consumption and for “Pasalubong” or gift but limited only to one hundred kilos (100 kls.) of lanzones fruits per household or five (5) boxes at 20 kls. each. In excess of 5 boxes or 100 kilos, a Permit to Transport is already required for the excess box or boxes, otherwise the excess lanzones fruits shall be disallowed for transport. It is encouraged that lanzones fruits intended for “Pasalubong” shall be contained in official packaging for promotion purposes.

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Speak the truth The Gospel of Jesus Christ (October21, 2015-Wednesday) Luke 7:31-35-And the Lord said, whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, we have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not

wept. For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justified of all her children: Hebrews 4:12”For the word of God is living and active and sharper than

Manolo Fortich 1 hosted the Division Kindergarten Festival of Talents By Archel Fay D. Bernales Teacher II Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School

Manolo Fortich 1 District hosted the 2015 Division Kindergarten Festival of Talents on October 9-10, 2015 spearheaded by Dr. Artemio Rey S. Adajar, Education Program Supervisor and the Division Kindergarten Coordinator. The event was participated by public and private elementary schools from the different districts in the Division of Bukidnon. Manolo Fortich CES accommodated as the quarters for the participants. The Kindergarten pupils from different districts competed in vocal solo, creative dance, drawing, and recitation of

nursery rhyme (English and Mother Tongue )- in two categories: private schools vs. private schools and public schools vs. public schools but in determining the overall winners the points earned by the private schools were added to the points of the public schools. Manolo Fortich Central ES won 3rd place in creative dance competition and Manolo Fortich 1 District was awarded as the Over all 3rd Runner Up. Kudos to all Manolo Fortich 1 Kindergarten teachers and to Mrs. Guia Susana, the District Kindergarten Coordinator for a job well done.

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Subtract Me: Curriculum Innovation in Teaching Mathematics By Archel Fay D. Bernales Teacher II Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School

Games are powerful tools that significantly boost personal development, learning achievement, and school success because 1. Games are specially designed to develop important abilities or teach specific concepts, 2. Games are designed to put into instant action powerful teaching methods and particular learning principles ,

conditions, and strategies that would best teach or develop each specific skill or concept., 3. Games are fun, 4. Games are instantly available and require no hard-to-store pieces, and 5. Games are economical and you do not need to continually buy new ones as your child progresses from grade to grade. Base on these ideas, the proponent has able to design a simple

game “ Subtract Me” which she believes can help the children master the skill in subtracting numbers from one or more digits. Mechanics on how to play Subtract Me: Lesson : Subtracting two-digit from three digit numbers without regrouping. Materials needed: 2 pieces of dice Two or more players start out with 300 points each. Players in turn roll two dices and subtract

the numbers from their points. A player on a turn continues rolling the dice and subtracting the resulting numbers from his remaining points until a number one appears on any dice rolled. That player’s turn ends and the next player takes a turn , rolls the dice and subtracts the number from his remaining points. When a player has lost all of his points, he is out of the game. Last player in the game wins.

Manolo Fortich 1 joined the 2015 Division Depednomics Skills Competition By Archel Fay D. Bernales Teacher II Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School

DepEd- Division of Bukidnon conducted the 2015 Division Depednomics Skills Competition on September 25-26, 2015 in Maramag Central Elementary School, Maramag, Bukidnon which was spearheaded by Mrs. Lorna J. Loneza, Educa-

tion Program Supervisor in TLE and Mr. Daniel Flores, Division Depednomics Coordinator at the same time the District Supervisor of Lantapan District. This competition aimed to develop and enhance the skills of elementary students in the following events con-

tested : dish gardening, asexual reproduction, table skirting and table setting, photographic printing, agro fair, invented snacks,and sales inventory. The 30 districts of the Division of Bukidnon participated. Manolo Fortich 1 District headed by its District Officer In-charge, Mrs. Daisy C. Uayan with Mrs. Anabelle Sumo, the District Deped-

nomics Coordinator sent 26 participants to join the said activity. Luckily Manolo Fortich 1 District garnered champion in the Agro Fair competition which was represented by Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School. The district will automatically represent the division during the Regional Agro Fair Competition.

2015 Division Science (YES) Camp By Archel Fay D. Bernales Teacher II Manolo Fortich Central Elementary School

DepED- Division of Bukidnon conducted the 2015 Division Science ( YES ) Camp on October 16-18, 2015 which was hosted by Bukidnon National School of Home Industries co-hosted by Maramag Central El-

ementar y School . The Science Camp was participated by the winners in their school ( public high schools ) and district ( elementary public schools )during the school level/ district level YES Camp. The theme for this year’s

activity was “ MATEREALIZE SYNTHESIZING I D E A S , E X T R AC T I N G KNOWLEDGE, FORGING SCIENCE CLUBBERS AS AGENTS OF INNOVATION: ITS IMPACT TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.” Manolo Fortich 1 District through its District Officer In-charge, Mrs. Daisy C. Uayan and District

Science Coordinator, Mrs. Paz G. Sabud sent 77 participants to join the 2015 Science Camp. The said district was awarded as the Overall Champion in the elementary level. Congratulations to Manolo Fortich 1 participants and to all the supportive parents who went with the group.

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As a responsible member of the Department of Education and a supportive citizen of the community, Gusa Regional Science High School- X (GRSHSX), Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City made an Advocacy and Academic Innovation using the multi-media technology that talks about the Promotion of the K to 12 curriculum, specifically the implementation of the senior high school curriculum of the Department of Education. The advocacy aims to promote the K to 12 Cur-

riculum and develop the skills of the grade 10 students as part of the Grade 10 competencies, (writing persuasive essays, ads and videos) 1. the students will enhance their skills using the technological expertise applying the video and audio applications; 2. The translation, edit of text and the journalistic text should be applied in translating the Binisayang Cebuano dialect to English sub-title since the medium that will be used in this advocacy is the 1st language (Binisayang Cebuano) so that it will truly be understood by all members of the society and it will

be translated to English as sub-title; 3. Enhances communicative learning experience approach (LEA) since the students will interview internal and external stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators, LGU’s, parents, business sectors, and other stakeholders); 4. Develops self-confidence in communication since the grade 10 students will talk in front of the camera; 5. Links with the technology (Facebook, Youtube, Twitters and Instagram) because they must advertise the advocacy to the social media;6. This advocacy also wants to persuade parents to enroll

and continue support the curriculum; 7. Aside from persuading the parents, this would also inform the viewers on the frequently asked questions and how to enroll in K to 12 specifically the enrollment process of this institution; and be entertained with the laboratory facilities, equipment and programs of Gusa Regional Science High School-X. The advocacy is part of the information dissemination initiated by the Grade 10 English teacher, Mr. Estormeo G. Serena, School Based Management (SBM) Focal Person of GRSHS-X.


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in the project’s post-construction phase which is “to use it with care and not to contribute to its destruction.” For Dughan Barangay Captain Alex Maceda, the project is a dream come true. “Thank you so much to all the government agencies, most especially to DAR for remembering us,” he said in the dialect.

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inclusion and faster adoption to ICT to support our ability to transform society,” said John Rubio, President & CEO of Globe Fintech Innovations Inc. Mondato Summit is expected to deliver indispensable knowledge, practical solutions, stimulating engagement, and invaluable contacts in a quest to help stakeholders navigate the fast growing, but highly fluid and complex, MFC space. The Summit format is designed to encourage interaction and create opportunities for department heads from banks, telcos, retailers, investors, development finance institutions/ donors, policy makers/regulators, innovative start‐ups, media and others, to discuss real problems in the MFC space, and propose actionable, collaborative solutions. “Mondato identified the Philippines as the MFC innovation cradle in Emerging Asia where companies come to pilot services due to the uniquely favorable business and market environment. Globe Telecom has been an invaluable partner in making this Summit a reality and bringing local and regional players to showcase the innovation and experimentation thriving across the country, building the pillars of the next generation of MFC,” said Mr. Judah Levine, CEO of Mondato LLC. As the MFC ecosystem has grown, and is now on the verge of producing “MFC 2.0,” Southeast Asia looks to be the market leader in innovation. The widely varying markets in the region potentially allow for a cross‐pollination of ideas that may be less likely in other mobile money regions, such as Africa. In fact, companies in the region are taking advantage of the fast growing use of smartphones, social media and m‐commerce to deliver advanced MFC services, such as loans, savings and insurance, and becoming increasingly focused on the introduction of even more complex, multi‐layered MFC value propositions. The Philippines, for instance, has already seen diverse use cases ranging from the fundamental P2P domestic remittance option, to savings and loans products that leverage social media, to large‐scale G2P cash benefit transfers, as well

as convergence propositions. Additionally, international remittances continue to play an important role in the Filipino digital payments ecosystem. It is this variety and spirit of entrepreneurship that makes the Philippines a good testing ground for a country on the road to MFC 2.0. Mondato is a leading management consultancy specializing in strategic, commercial and operational support for the wider MFC industry. Mondato provides high-impact, hands‐on support for clients across the ecosystem, including service providers such as telcos, technology firms, banks, retailers and investors.

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Resources in Davao Region for the successful declaration of the closed season meant to conserve and protect small pelagic fishes during spawning period in June to August. “We have great laws, but not implemented. But in Davao, they are trying to enforce, to help conserve our resources and drawing in our stakeholders,” Ramos stated during Friday’s Kapihan sa Isla at SM Lanang. “For many Filipinos, sardines seem like an inexhaustible gift from the sea. Yet, the supply has declined in recent decades, prompting fisheries officials to impose a closed season during the spawning period in the past three years,” Ramos said. BFAR-XI Regional Director Fatma Idris noted a 34 percent increase in the length of fishes being caught from the gulf a year after the 2014 implementation. She said there has also been an increase in terms of volume in the fish catch and 10% reduction of catch of juvenile fishes. Most of the fish catch include bullet tuna or pirit in the local term, big-eyed scad or matambaka and yellowfin found from the East Coast of the region known to be a tuna highway. “Mas maganda ang huli ng mga isda ngayong taon. Humaba ang length at mas maraming matured fish ang nahuhuli, kasi maraming compliant sa closed season,” (This year there is better catch, bigger and more matured fishes are being caught because many are compliant with the closed season.) Idris stated. This was verified by Conchita Masin, head of the Agraryong Reporma Samahang Kababaihan sa Governor Generoso, who attested that there was high production of fishes a year after the ban of commercial fishing was enforced. (PIAXI/Carina L. Cayon)

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muscles of the local tourism industry following the introduction of the “white water rafting” with no less than former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo person-

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ally promoting the rapids. The former City Mayor also made Cagayan De Oro City, the entertainment capital in Northern Mindanao with the opening of the “night café” at the Divisoria Plaza here. President Arroyo herself also came to enjoy the “night café” along with domestic and foreign visitors. There is no doubt, these two gentlemen – “Dongkoy” and “Rufus” are among the illustrious fellows that the Cagayanons ever have had. Send comments/reaction: crisguardian@yahoo.com

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worse if the coercive machinery of the State such as the courts or any other quasi-judicial body is summoned to aid the candidate who does not stand a chance of winning in the polls simply because that candidate is the anointed candidate of the sitting president. The use of such underhanded tactic makes one’s political ambition no longer a noble desire to serve the people but an obsession. We know that one will do anything and everything just to achieve an obsession. In all likelihood, all those charges hurled against Poe is meant to satisfy the obsession of one thus making such political ambition dangerous. Such obsession should never be allowed to flourish for its logical end result will not be good for the country if it is allowed to come into fruition. Who should prevent such obsession from coming into fruition? It is the thinking silent majority who has the power and the will to write finis to such obsession. And clearly the surveys tell us that the silent majority is not buying all these foul theatrics resorted to by the losing obsessed aspirant since Poe continues to lead in the polls among presidential aspirants. The obsessed to win the presidency next year should rethink his camp’s strategy for clearly this strategy of eliminating a foe not through the ballots is not working in his favor. Only the fool will insist on a strategy that is only backfiring against him. (React at jelbacon@yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

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“The attack on Mayor Otaza is a clear and undeniable proof of the NPA’s human rights atrocities in Lumad communities. This is also a solid proof of the NPA’s continuing campaign to take control of our Lumads and anyone who gets in their way is killed in the process.” Lactao said. Lactao also urged the human rights organizations, like the “Karapatan,” to join in the cry for justice for the killing of Otaza and his son and denounced the NPA’s human rights viola-

Indonesia’s wildfire ‘smog’ reaches CDO By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City-The wildfire smog of Indonesia has reached the Southern Philippines Island of Mindanao creating an atmospheric haze that alarmed residents here and airline officials in Misamis Oriental. Jose Bodiongan, the airport manager of the Laguinidingan airport in Misamis Oriental, said on Tuesday that an advised to conduct visual landing was issued Monday after the thick haze almost rendered a “zero visibility” situation. However, Bodiongan said, “everything returned to normal and the flight schedules remained unhampered.” Luz Mercado, a weather specialist at the Philippine tions against the Lumad communities. He said that the military will intensify operations to go after the perpetrators of this cowardly attack and at the same time ensure that the Lumad tribesmen loyal to Otaza would not conduct revenge killings as the attack could trigger a new wave of violence among Lumad factions in Agusan Del Sur. Lactao said that the military, the police, and local government unit in Loreto are now working hard to de-escalate the situation. Otaza, an NPA rebel returnee who was elected as Municipal Mayor of Loreto, Agusan del Sur, became active in the campaign for peace and development in the municipal town of Loreto. A member of the Provincial Tribal Council in Agusan Del Sur, Otaza was responsible in the surrender of 246 NPA leaders and members, the majority of them tribesmen, in Loreto.

Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that the haze is caused by the smog of Indonesia’s wildfire. She said that the southwesterly winds drove the smog toward Mindanao, where the haze became visible in most part of Mindanao particularly in North and Northeastern Mindanao regions. Floriquita Gayo Dela Pena Dulfo, a high school principal in Bislig, Surigao Del Sur, reported on Monday that the smog became visible in the province, which caused concern among students there. Mercado said that the smog and the haze could dissipate when rainfalls occur because the smog comprises small particles

that could be dissolved by rains. The smog-belching fires became a perennial problem during the dry season in Indonesia. It is caused by using the illegal slash-andburn methods to make way for the palm oil and pulp and paper plantations in Sumatra and part of Borneo. Astronauts and scientist manning the International Space Station (ISS) could even see the visible traces of the smoke and smog created by these slash-and-burn methods in space. The blazes have intensified in the past months, sending smog over Sumatra and Borneo that has left tens of thousands ill, forced people to wear face masks and prompted the cancellation of flights and school closures.

the Lumads. Kalumbay chair for Northern Mindanao Jomorito Goaynon said Manilakbayan ng Mindanao is a “people’s caravan and mobilization from the rural communities of Mindanao to the heart of Manila to seek immediate action on the killings of Lumad in the name of militarization and plunder by big mining and plantations.”

helps Mindanao farmers improve their crop production and achieve better returns from their farm through enhanced repayment methods and very affordable interest rate. By providing effective access to a wide range of financial services, it helps the farmers borrow better, reduce production risks, increase productivity, increase income, and save better. The bank was represented by Ms. Tanya P. Hotchkiss, Head of Strategic Management who was also a plenary speaker during the International Conference held at Cariplo Foundation Conference Center, Milan, Italy on October 15 and 16, 2015. Cantilan Bank received a cash prize worth EUR 50,000 or an equivalent of 2.5 million in Philippine Pesos as this year’s winner of Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore Microfinance Best Practices award. This will be used to fund the bank’s initiative to enhance its existing projects for the benefit of smallholder farmers and other microfinance clients in its 40 offices located in Mindanao.

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significant role in generating most of the world’s food. Fondazione Giordano Dell’Amore received a total of 35 applications from 28 countries and selected the top three official finalists namely, Cantilan Bank (Philippines), Advans CI (Cote d’Ivoire), and Palestine for Credit and Development-FATEN (Palestine). The Award Selection Committee was composed of international experts in the fields of microfinance and financial inclusion. from page A1 CBI presented its inthe spate of still unsolved novative agricultural loan product, Pag-uma and Valkillings. “These soldiers range ue Chain Financing, which from privates to sergeants. They will wear their traditional clothing once they will be integrated back to their barangays and they will be unarmed,” Mr. Martinez said. The 4th Infantry Division maintains military jurisdiction in eight provinces – Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Camiguin, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur and Dinagat. Of these, only Camiguin and Dinagat do not have NPA presence since they are island provinces. As this developed, a delegation from tribal advocates group Kalumbay headed to Manila on the same day to demand the government to solve the atrocities against

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