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By RUEL V. PELONE, Managing Editor

LAWMAKER has filed a new measure in the House of the Representatives that will impose a 20-year maximum jail-terms to protector of illegal gambling. See FULL STORY, page A3

Labor exec reminds employers on ‘correct pay’ during Eid’l Fitr DAVAO City––The Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued a reminder to employers to “observe and comply with the pay rules” on Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a regular holiday nationwide. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz also issued guidelines on the “correct payment of wages” of private sector workers, during Eid’l Fitr. Since 2002, Eid’l Fitr has been declared a regular national holiday as man-

dated by RA 9177. Muslims celebrate Eid’l Fitr for three days after a month-long fasting. President Benigno Simoen Aquino II issued Proclamation 1070 on July 6, declaring July 17, the expected end of the Ramadan, a holiday. The Proclamation said “the entire Filipino nation should have the opportunity Philippine National Police (PNP) rescue gear are displayed at Plaza Divisoria in Cagayan de Oro City last Tuesday to joint their Muslim broth- as part of National Disaster Consciousness Month celebrations. Mindanao Daily News photo by Mark Francisco ers and sisters in peace and harmony in the observance and celebration of Eid’l Fitr.” Ei’dl Fitr is declared

Ampatuan patriarch in ‘coma’

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to campaigns for ecological justice and human rights issues in Mindanao. These campaigns highlight in particular extrajudicial killings and other forms of assaults against indigenous leaders and communities of the island south of the Philippines. RMP-NMR, represented by coordinator Sr. Ma. Famita N. Somogod, MSM,

DAVAO City––Andal Ampatuan, Sr., former Maguindanao governor and patriarch of a clan that ruled the province for at least a decade, and principal suspect in the November 23, 2009 massacre of 58 persons in Ampatuan, town, Maguindanao has been in coma at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon City since Monday morning, his lawyer said. Lawyer Salvador Panelo told ABS-CBN News Tuesday evening that Ampatuan Sr., who was admitted at the hospital on June 5 and diagnosed with liver cancer, had a massive heart attack Monday morning. Panelo said they filed three motions to be heard in court Wednesday for his detained sons to visit him at the hospital. Detained along with him for the 2009 massacre of 58 persons, 32 of them from the media, are his sons Zaldy, second-term governor of

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Get your BWM Loyalty Card NOW for only P350.00 valid for one year, and avail of discounts to more than 150 participating business establishments. Jura Abdillah, 53, weaves a traditional fan made of buri palm in her house in Isla Verde, Davao City, 14 July. This craft, which she learned from their ancestors, has been her source of living since she was 15 years old back in Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco

Rural Missionaries in US for 21-day Mindanao human rights mission CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Northern Mindanao office of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP-NMR) started today a human rights mission across the United States. The 21-day mission is expected to draw support from US-based human rights networks, mass organizations, churches, Filipino organizations, and other friends

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AVAO CITY- The first Mindanao Halal Festival opened yesterday (July 15) at the activity center of Abreeza Mall in Davao City.

T he t wo - d ay e ve nt spearheaded by Escider, a Halal business investment company will showcase different halal products which include food, ap-

son event coordinator of the first MHF, one of the highlights of the event is the Halal Food Festival where the public will have parels, cosmetics, personal the chance to taste and hygiene products, fashion savor Halal food based on accessories, services and regional cuisines here in businesses which are halal Mindanao. The first night will be held in Abreeza certified. According to Karla Sing- while the second night

(July 16) will be held in Marco Polo Davao. Aside from the food festival other activities include the Qur’an memorization competition and the launch of the amended Halal Ordinance in Davao City. Davao City is the first local government to enact

a halal ordinance enacted in 2010. Councilors Maria Belen Acosta of the first district of Davao City and Indigenous Peoples Representative to Davao City’s Sannguniang Panglungsod Bai Halila Sudagar graced the event’s opening. Syed Kamal Reza vice-

president of Escidor said he hopes the MHF will gather stakeholders and industry players in the Halal industry. He hopes the city and the region will corner a foothold in the global halal industry which is estimated to be worth $500- billion. (PIA/ RG Alama)

Cigarette packs without tax stamps flood markets in Mindanao cities SEVEN months since tax stamps were required on all cigarette products, many stores in Mindanao were found selling cigarette packs still not bearing the proof of tax payment labels in a market survey conducted last week by the Fight Illicit Trade (Fight IT) movement. The government through the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) implemented the Internal Revenue Stamps Integrated System (IRSIS) that requires all cigarette manufacturers to affix tax stamps on each pack of cigarettes beginning Dec. 1 last year. BIR further required that effective March 1, 2015, no manufacturer can sell

any more pack without tax stamps. The same applies to imported cigarettes effective April 1 this year. The BIR implemented IRSIS to address the concerns on illicit cigarette trade in the country, and the use of tax stamps ensures that each pack is legitimate and has paid the excise tax. The Fight IT movement ran simultaneous market surveys in different barangays in the cities of Cagayan De Oro, Davao, General Santos and Zamboanga to check on compliance by manufacturers, wholesale and retail stores. The market sur vey, according to Fight IT lead convenor Jesus Arranza,

showed that several local brands as well as imported cigarettes believed to be smuggled to the country were openly sold without the tax stamps. 39 wholesale and retail stores in Cagayan De Oro City; 20 retailers in Davao City; nine retailers in General Santos City; and 40 retail and wholesale outlets in Zamboanga City were openly selling significant quantities of products without tax stamps. The situation in outlying areas could even be more alarming. The Fight IT movement warned consumers against patronizing the “no tax stamps” cigarette packs as this is not only illegal without

the requisite tax payment, but its origin and production are not known as well. In line with the group’s advocacy to fight all forms of illicit trade activities, Fight IT called on the public to be vigilant in spotting illegal products and report these to authorities. “Tobacco products are specifically taxed per pack at increasing rates of excise, precisely because tobacco is harmful and addictive, and the tax is intended to make the product less affordable, thereby encouraging people to quit. “The national and local authorities in Mindanao should be alarmed at this flagrant circumvention of the



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Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the 1st Valley Bank Inc., Baroy, Lanao del Norte against JOSEFINA AGUIPO LUMANLAN, Purok 2 Sagadan, Baroy, Lanao del Norte to satisfy the indebtedness which as of January 19, 2015 amounting to SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND (Php 750,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 15th day of September at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES TCT No. T-13,507 A parcel of a residential lot situated at Upper Sagadan, Baroy Lanao del Norte, containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600) sq. m. more or less including all the improvements found thereon such as 2 residential houses made of concrete materials. More particularly in described and bounded as follows. LOT A-l, Psd -12-014085 Bounded on the NS., along line 1-3, by Lot-A-4; on the SE., along line 2-, by Lot A-2; on the SW.. along line 3-4, by a Road; and on the NW., along line 4-1, by Lot A-4, of the subdivision plan with all the improvements found thereon. “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this July 9, 2015.


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NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a Real properties, identified as parcels of Land known as Lot No. 533; with T.D. No. 0101727, under O.C.T. No. 2014000020, Lot No. 534; with T.D. No. 0101734; under O.C.T. No. 2014000019, and Lot No. 538; with T.D. No. 0101723; under O.C.T. No. 2014000018, all located at Lakas, Mambajao, Camiguin still declared in the name of the LATE EUGENIO G. PEÑALOSA, are the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH PARTITION AND WAIVER, executed by the Heirs of the said LATE EUGENIO G. PEÑALOSA, namely; ENRIQUITA SALAZAR PEÑALOSA (surviving spouse), ROLAN S. PEÑALOSA (Son/Heir) and MELVIN S. PEÑALOSA (Son/Heir), and MELVIN S. PEÑALOSA (Son/Heir) under the notarial registry of ATTY.VITO M. CARILLO PER. DOC. NO.456; PAGE NO. 73; BOOK NO. 85; SERIES OF 2015. MDN: JULY 16, 23 & 30 2015

law that is not only denying revenues, but undermining important public health objectives. “Let us work together to combat this menace. We cannot allow manufacturers and store owners to be scotfree in selling illegal products without paying tax. Do we let them go when we tax-paying citizens are duty-bound to help the government?” Arranza asked. The Fight IT is a broadb a s e d , mu lt i - s e c t or a l movement intended to protect consumers, safeguard government revenues and shield legitimate industries from the ill-effects of smuggling. It was launched earlier this month under the umbrella of the Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI). Arranza is the chairman of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS Notice is hereby given that the deceased FRANCILINA M. MABULAY, who died intestate in Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental on November 4, 200, at the time of his death left a certain real property situated in the Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental and more particularly described as follows, to wit: “A parcel of land Lot No. 39261, Cad 237 (F104321-12), situated in the barrio of Barra, Municipality of Opol, province of Misamis Oriental. Containing an area of NINE HUNDRED TWENTY THREE (923) square meters, more or less. Covered by ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. P-22749, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS, made and executed by and among the following, namely; MARIETTA M. RADA, 60 years old, married and a resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, One-sixth (1/6) or One Hundred Fifty Three point Eighty Three (153.83) square meters proindiviso portion of the above parcel of land; MERLIE M. SARANZA, 57 years old, married and a resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, One-sixth (1/6) or One Hundred Fifty Three point

FPI. Fight IT carries the campaign slogan “Stop smuggling, Protect the consumers.” The alliance brings together major players from industries with some of the most commonly smuggled goods or products such as rice, sugar, corn, palm oil, tobacco, steel, cement, ceramic tiles among others. The group will provide to enforcement authorities for their appropriate action the list of outlets found to be selling without tax stamps. The BIR has warned against the serious consequences of non-use and use of counterfeit stamps. Penalty ranges from a fine of up to P50,000 and imprisonment of not less than four years but not more than eight years. Eighty Three (153.83) square meters pro-indiviso portion of the above parcel of land; MICHAEL M. MABULAY, 55 years old, married and a resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, Onesixth (1/6) or One Hundred Fifty Three point Eighty Three (153.83) square meters pro-indiviso portion of the above parcel of land; MARILOU M. BAHIAN, 53 years old, married and a resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, One-sixth (1/6) or One Hundred Fifty Three point Eighty Three (153.83) square meters pro-indiviso portion of the above parcel of land; MARLON M. MABULAY, 51 years old, married and a resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, One-sixth (1/6) or One Hundred Fifty Three point Eighty Three (153.83) square meters pro-indiviso portion of the above parcel of land; MELTON M. MABULAY, 49 years old, married and a resident of Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, Onesixth (1/6) or One Hundred Fifty Three point Eighty Three (153.83) square meters pro-indiviso portion of the above parcel of land. Notary Public of ATTY. EMILIE SALCEDO-BABARIN; as per Doc. No. 26; Page No. 6; Book No. 56; Series of 2014. MDN: JULY 16, 23 & 30, 2015


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A LAWMAKER has filed a new measure in the House of the Representatives that will impose a 20-year maximum jail-terms to protector of illegal gambling. In filing House Bill 4661, Rep. Sherwin T. Gatchalian considered illegal gambling a social menace that has become the source of corruption involving public officials––and even law enforcers. Gatchalian said that illegal gambling, in its various forms, persists as a social menage which erodes the basic foundation of public morality. “Its proliferation has continued to leave an impression on the public that it is a source of corruption,” he added. HB 4661 is entitled “An Act increasing the penalties for other illegal gambling activities, amending for the purpose Republic Act (RA) no. 9287, entitled An

Act increasing the penalties for illegal numbers games, amending certain provisions of Presidential Decree (PD) 1602, and for other purposes,” now under consideration by the Committee on Revision of Laws. He pointed out that RA 9287 merely increased the penalties for those involved in the illegal numbers game, but did not make any changes on the penalties for offenders engaged in other illegal gambling activities as enumerated under PD 1602, as amended. He explained that RA 9287 was enacted in 2004 as a response by Congress to public clamor for a tougher law against the illegal numbers game, particularly jueteng. Gatchalian said the proposed amendments would delete the words “numbers game” and instead provide the phrase “any illegal gambling activity” in the concerned provisions of RA 9287.

Among others, the proposed amendments would now read as follows: “Section 3. Punishable Act. - Any person who participates in any illegal gambling activity shall suffer the following penalties: a) The penalty of imprisonment from 30 days to 90 days, if such person acts as a bettor in any gambling activity; b).... from 6 years and one day to 8 years, if such person acts as a personnel or staff of an illegal gambling operation. The same penalty shall likewise be imposed on any person who allows his vehicle, house, building or land to be used in the operation of the illegal gambling activity; c).... from 8 years and one day to 10 years, if such person acts as a collector or agent of any gambling activity; d).... from 10 years and one day to 12 years, if such person acts as a coordinator, controller or supervisor of

KORONADAL City––The city government is planning to build a multimillion modern convention center in a bid to draw more major events and visitors or tourists to the city. City Treasurer Marloun Gumbao said studies are now underway for the construction of the proposed city convention center, which is envisioned to become an events hub in Region 12 or the Soccsksargen Region.

He said the city government is initially planning to invest around P150 million for the structure, which would be patterned after the famed SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. “It will be a boxed structure like that of the SMX and equipped with modern amenities that could accommodate up to 1,000 people,” he said in an interview over radio station dxKR.

Gumbao said there has been a demand in the area for bigger events facilities for the hosting of major activities like conferences and conventions. At present, he said the only available structure that could accommodate up to 1,000 participants is the provincial government-run South Cotabato Gymnasium and Cultural Center, which could not cope with the

By RUEL V. PELONE Managing Editor

Convention center eyed in Koronadal City

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Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez leads the ground breaking ceremony for the road concreting of Ilocos Street in Barangay Macasandig costing around P6.3 million from the Department of Public Works and Highways’ Local Infrastructure Program (LIP). Also present were DPWH CDO 2nd DEO District Engineer Anastacio G. Marundan; Asst. District Engineer Virginia G. Batocail; Barangay Chairman Ernesto P. Edrote; and Bobby Realista. photo supplied

any illegal gambling activity; e).... from 12 years and one day to 14 years, if such person acts as a maintainer, manager or operator of any illegal gambling activity; f).... from 14 years and one day to 16 years, if such person acts as financier or capitalist of any gambling activity; and g).... from 16 years and one day to 20 years, if such person acts as protector or coddler of any illegal gambling activity.” Furthermore, a new section denominated as Section 3-A is proposed to be inserted after Section 3 of RA 9287, which shall read as follows: “Sec. 3-A. Other Illegal Gambling Activities. - any person, who in any manner, shall directly or indirectly take part in any illegal game of cockfighting or ‘tupada,’ Jai Alai or horse racing to include bookie operations and other forms of illegal lotteries; Cara y cruz

or pompiang and the like; 7-11 and ant game using dice; black jack, baccarat, sakla, cuajao, pangguingue and other card games; mahjong, domino and other games using plastic tiles and the like; slot machines, roullette, pinball, fruit game and other mechanical contraptions and devices; dog racing, boat racing, car racing and other forms of races; game fixing, point shaving and other machinations in individual or team sports contests; banking or percentage game, or any other game or scheme and its derivatives, whether upon chance or skill, wherein wagers consisting of money, articles of value or representative of value are at stake or made, shall suffer the penalties prescribed under (the aforementioned) Section 3 of this (the proposed) Act: Provided, that games of chance, games of cards, games of numbers,

races, mechanical contraptions and devices that are licensed, regulated, operated or authorized by the Philippine amusement and Gaming Corporation, Philippine racing commission, other regulatory bodies, and local government units as permitted under existing laws or franchises shall not be covered by this Section.” Section 5 of RA 9287 is also proposed to read as follows: “Sec. 5. Liability of Government Employees or Public officials. - a) If the collector, agent, coordinator, controller, supervisor, maintainer, manager, operator, financier or capitalist of any illegal gambling activity is a government employee or public official, whether elected or appointed shall suffer the penalty of 12 years and one day to 20 years and a fine ranging from P3million to P5-million and perpetual absolute disqualification from public office.”

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2016 mayoral polls, crucial to Emano, Moreno Let us now discuss on the possible candidates in the local political arena, particularly in Cagayan De Oro City. Again, let me reiterate that whatever, all of the ideas here are only presumptions, conjectures, or call it a product of fertile imaginations. Without argument, incumbent City Mayor Oscar Moreno would run for reelection. As an opposition candidate, there is a widespread presumption that former City Mayor “Dongkoy” Emano would become Moreno’s closest political rival. We say “closest” because until the other contestants file the certificates of candidacy, surprise candidates might dart out of nowhere to beat the deadline. Granting without admitting that Emano would only be the worthy candidate to challenge Moreno, the mayoral race in 2016 here would be a “fight” to the finish. Moreno, now, reportedly one of the richest politicians in Mindanao, will definitely have a run for his money if

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Unless Interior and Local Governments Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II ALLAN M. MEDIANTE is able to effect dramatic Editor-in-Chief changes in his ability to ruel pelone CRIS DIAZ win the presidency in 2016 Managing Editor Executive Editor between now and September CHENG ORDOÑEZ URIEL C. QUILINGUING then he should realistically Associate Editor Contributing Editor accept his loss to Sen. Grace Poe even before the staging MARK FRANCISCO Arjay Felicilda of the elections. Lifestyle Editor Assistant Editor Roxas should understand GILBERT Y. CHAO gerry lee gorit that his insistence to become Motoring Editor Photo Journalist the anointed candidate of President Aquino to succeed felix santillan ROEL CATOTO him is not good for the party EDSEL BANTOL Provincial Editor-Surigao Layout Artists in power, his relationship PAT SAMONTE with the president, and even irene dayo CHRIS PANGANIBAN to himself. He should realReporter-NorthMin Regional Editors-Caraga ize that his insistence to be the anointed candidate of JOE PALABAO MARLON GAYOG Rene Michael BaÑos Regional Editor-Davao Aquino is only giving the Regional Editors-Northmin latter sleepless nights. The fact that no less than AL JACINTO JOE FELICILDA Aquino is bringing Poe into Regional Editor-WestMin Editorial Consultant the equation as his potenATTY. MARIO T. JUNI tial anointed presidential NOTARY PUBLIC- JUNI LAW OFFICE bet, this already tells Roxas CELL NO: 09352379999/ (088) 8573595 volumes. But since becomCRUZ TAAL ST., CAG. DE ORO CITY ing Aquino’s successor has Legal Counsel become an obsession of --------------------------------------------------------------bureau and mktg staff Roxas, at this point he has candy macabale - 09161326483 lost his objectivity hence his RIZA O. ARES - 0915-9753277/0920-9600223 failure to see his loss to Poe MISOR - LOLONG NABONG - 0906-875-8650 GINGOOG CITY-MANNY ANSIHAGAN-0936-287-7788 even before the elections North Buk. - DAHLIA S. BENEMERITO-0936-303-0410 could be held. VALENCIA CITY - PHILIP PHIL CALUMBA-0905-652-5407 It is a must for Roxas KIBAWE, BUKIDNON - ROSEMARY GENON MARAMAG - TITA FINA CUALES - 0926-336-1585 to realize that despite all Iligan City - JEFFREY OPONDA-0936-1174378 the chances given him by tubod - louie bukod-0948-1323348 Aquino to make himself bobby mag usara-tangub city winnable, by making him as OROQUIETA CITY - PJ TREMEDAL-0919-3452375 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


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only to win his reelection bid. Moreno has more than one reason to fight “tooth and nail” in the coming 2016 mayoral elections. For instance, Moreno would want to prove that, contrary to what others are insinuating, he legitimately won the 2013 mayoral contest. The incumbent Mayor Moreno would want his name vindicated against allegations of doubt about his victory in the 2013 mayoral race. The 2016 mayoral race would also be Moreno’s yardstick about whether the prospect of his political future would remain bright. On the other hand, the 2016 mayoral race would also be an opportunity for Dongkoy Emano to prove his strong political grip of the city. The election would also be an opportunity for the opposition to ascertain that Moreno’s victory in the 2013 was a fluke or something that borders on obscurity. It is of public knowledge that although Emano did not initially endorsed the filing of electoral protest against Moreno, the former


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City Mayor was carried by the insistence of his political leaders and followers. Should Moreno and Emano come face to face in the 2016 mayoral fracas, the result of the election would put to rest all the issues for or against any of them. Now, we are looking at a scenario where a rematch between Moreno and Emano is taking place. What, if there are more than three or four who would run for the mayoral post? Certainly, the city’s political scenario would change. The aberration of the political environment would definitely affect the candidacy of one

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A deeper view

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his alter ego by appointing him to his official family as Transportation and Communications secretary and now as DILG secretary and as official trouble shooter of the president, he continues to lag behind in popularity and acceptability surveys among perceived aspirants. In fact, it is this standing of Roxas in popularity and acceptability surveys that is emboldening Vice President Jejomar Binay to pursue his presidential ambition like crazy because he knows he can easily trash the DILG secretary in the polls. I would even dare say here that even with all the charges hurled against Binay, in a one-on-one race for the presidency against Roxas, the former will win

hands down. Now if you are a Binay supporter will you abandon the guy given this naked truth? Sadly this naked truth is not as naked in the obsessed eyes of Roxas. This is my fearless forecast. The presidential race in 2016 has already been given by the people to Poe on a silver platter. Poe will win the presidency in a clean, honest and orderly elections even as an independent. Funds, which is her concern at the moment, will eventually pour to her side of the battle. When the campaign starts officially Binay will have to spend his own money that is if his frozen accounts will already be unfrozen. If his money remains frozen, he will not have the logistical requirements to run a presidential campaign. In Binay’s case, his ability to win depends on the money he can throw to fund-hungry supporters. Truth is outside of his spokesperson, Joey Salgado, who has proved his canine devotion to him since he joined Binay’s camp, there is no other supporter who has such devotion for Binay. Of course, his family is expected to swim with him to his defeat because that is

or two candidates. The three or four-corner fight commonly takes place during elections. The common perception is that would-be-candidates have their own political agenda. Of course, each candidates share a common objective to serve and deliver the services that the constituents needed. Nevertheless, it would always be to the advantage of the electors if given an ample time to examine the credibility and integrity of the candidates. Now, as far as Emano and Moreno are concerned, the people now know pretty well the differences of the two leaders. Without getting deeper into the issue, this early, the electorates already know who between Emano and Moreno deserve the vote come 2016. However, it would be exciting if the readers could also share critical inputs on their perceptions, anxieties, and doubts about the possible mayoral candidates in the coming 2016 local polls. Send comment/reactions:

what family is there for. Roxas, on the other hand, will never be able to dramatically change his standing even up to Election Day. Roxas will never be able to capture the imagination of the masa who does not have any space in his heart no matter how he projects himself as makamasa. Up to this writing, Roxas does not know the state of the Filipino masa thus his inability to sincerely project his love for them. Did you know that former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena offered Roxas an on-the-job training, so to speak, about the life of the masa, the poor, by asking him to live with the poor colonies in Cebu City for at least one week? The intention was for him to really have a feel of what does it mean to be poor and how the poor live their life. Roxas did not survive that challenge. In less than 24 hours he left the poor colony in Cebu City and went back to his palatial home in Manila. So how can he champion the cause of the poor when he does not know what poverty is all about. This is where Roxas miserably failed in See bacon, page A7

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“There are many wrong ways to do the perhaps not knowing when to keep right thing.” quiet and keep your information to Anonymous yourself; listening but not with genuine interest. So the next time you wish to Some ways to avoid: Being too direct do the right thing, weigh your options with honest intentions; choosing poor of how best to execute those options tone, timing or lack of thoughtful for the maximum benefit to the other words when confronting others; or person. You’ll be glad you did.

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Power shutdown to hit Surigao Sur, Agusan Sur B

By PAT SAMONTE, Regional Editor-Caraga

UTUAN CITY – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has scheduled power interruptions tomorrow (July 17) and on Monday (July 20) in parts of Agusan del Sur, and Surigao del Sur.

Tandag City COMELEC to step up voter validation TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – The COMELEC office here plans to exert more effort in campaigning for voter validation. Atty. Riza Constantino, city election officer, said every possible way to woo registered voters for “biometrics registration” has already been employed, but to little avail. She cited going with civic action (CVAC), making use of crawl ads on local TV, satellite registration and even coordinating with barangay officials as well as attending meetings with the Association of Barangay Council (ABC) aside from launching an information drive. Vot e r v a l i d at i on i n

COMELEC parlance means “the adding of a registered voter’s biometrics into his existing records using the Voter Registration Machine (VRM).” The city election chief believed more of the registered voters are still so used to doing things at crunch time, reminding that deadline is on October 31, 2015. Based on official records, Tandag City, which is comprised of 21 barangays, has a total of 32,399 registered voters, 596 of which have incomplete biometrics data, while 1,258 have yet to go for biometrics registration all the way. (NGBT/Greg Tataro Jr, Radyo ng Bayan-Tandag/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)



NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of CLEMENCIA CULTURA, who died intestate on April 10, 1977 at Sumilihon, Butuan City, consisting of a certain parcel of land located at Sumilihon, Butuan City, under Tax Declaration No. 96GR-13-006-0076-A, denominated as Cadastral Lot 126-Q88, Portion, Office of the City Assessor of Butuan, containing an area of 20,000 square meters, more or less, is the subject of a DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE CLEMENCIA CULTURA WITH SIMULTANEOUS CONFIRMATION OF SALE made and entered into by deceased Clemencia Cultura’s children, namely, Liliana C. M. Llido, Romulo C. Madelo, Teresita C. M. Swanton, Democrito C. Madelo, Purita C.M. Wiggins, and Apolinario C. Madelo, per Doc. No. 344; Page No. 67; Book No. CCCVII; Series of 2008 of the Notarial Registry of Teodoro A. Emboy, Notary Public at Butuan City, Philippines.

NOTICE is hereby given that ERNESTO P. BUSTILLO, true and lawful owner of a parcel of land (Lot No. 3128 (Portion) Pls-22) situated at Barangay Ambago, City of Butuan, with an area of 1,000 square meters, more or less, which Ernesto P. Bustillo acquired by rights of succession per Extrajudicial Partition dated May 30, 2002 recorded as Doc. No. 365, Page No. 73, Book No. 66 Series of 2002 in the notarial register of Audie G. Bernabe, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan, is the subject of a DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by Ernesto P. Bustillo, as vendor, selling, ceding, transferring and conveying above-described property unto vendee Diana Ganda Silvio of Purok 5, Ambago, Butuan City, for and in consideration of P350,000.00, per Doc. No. 30; Page No. 6; Book No. CCXLIX; Series of 2007 of the Notarial Registry of Teodoro A. Emboy, Notary Public at the City of Butuan.

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In a n e w s r e l e a s e , NGCP Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Officer for Mindanao Milfrance Q. Capulong cited as reason for the power shutdown the replacement of On Load Tap Changer (OLTC) of 50KMVA transformer at San Francisco Substation. According to Capulong, the simultaneous shutdown of the San Francisco-Alegria 69kV Line and Barobo-Tandag 69kV Line transmission facilities is scheduled today at 12:00 MN to 2:00 AM and on July 20 at 11:30 PM -


scheduled power interruption. Capulong pointed out that specific cities and municipalities that may be affected by the power interruption are determined by the above-mentioned distribution utilites (DUs), unless the activity will have an effect on the entire franchise area. The DU allocates the available power within its franchise area and implements the power interruption schedule among the end-users, she added. NOTICE

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

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

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



In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that MICHAEL W. ABATAYO has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “ALQUIR” to “MICHAEL” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ALQUIR WONG ABATAGO who was born on Sept. 27, 1970 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Josefa J. Wong and Marciano A. Abatago. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than August 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 R.A.9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that AGUSTINA A. LANGAM has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from “MARIA AGUSTINA” to “AGUSTINA” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARIA AGUSTINA MABUNAY CABARRUBIAS who was born on August 29, 1965 at Iligan City, Lanao del Norte and whose parents are Arsenia M. Cabarubias and Esperidion C. Alcantara. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than August 2015.

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Republic of the Philippines Provincde of Davao del Sur CITY OF DIGOS OFFICE OF THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR


of Hinatuan, Tagbina and Barobo, in Surigao del Sur province. ASELCO, SURSECO I and II are the distribution utilities to be affected. Capulong said load curtailment due to generation deficiency or transmission consttaint may happen anytime between July 1720 during the scheduled activity. She assured that normal operations will immediately resume after work completion while urging the public to take the necessary preparations and precautions for the

NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ANTONIO D. JUANIR, who died intestate on January 29, 2015 at Surigao City, consisting of a certain parcel of land (Lot 10-P, Psd-021700 being a portion of Lot 10, Pcs-10-000534) situated at Ampayon, Butuan City, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. RT-30278 containing an area of 180 square meters, is the subject of an EXTRA JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE LATE ANTONIO D. JUANIR WITH SIMULTANEOUS DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by decedent Antonio D. Juanir’s only surviving legitimate heirs, namely, wife Magdalena M. Juanir, Jonathan M. Juanir, Cherielyn J. Millones, and Maricris J. Cabal, settling among themselves pro-indiviso above-described property, and selling, ceding, transferring and conveying said property unto Fely C. Siason of Ampayon, Butuan City for and in consideration of Php 100,000.00, per Doc. No. 169; Page No. 17; Book No. CLI; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan until December 31, 2015 with PTR No. 0714659 1-02-2014.

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Matalam, Cotabato Publication Notice R.A. 10172

12:30 MN, while that of the Bislig-San FernandoBarobo 69kV Line will be today at 1:00 AM-2:00 AM and on July 20 at 11:30 PM-12:30 MN. Areas to be affected are the towns of San Francisco, Rosario, La Paz, Talacogon, San Luis and Prosperidad, in Agusan del Sur province including the mining plant of PHILSAGA, Tandag City and the towns of Cortes, San Miguel, Tago, Bayabas, Cagwait, Marihatag, San Agustin and Lianga, part of Bislig City, and the whole municipalities

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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 CHARLE MAGNE ALAGANO CRIZALDO has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of CHARLE MAGNE ALAGANO CRIZALDO at Matalam, Cotabato and whose parents are Constancio Angue Crizaldo and Clarita Francisco Alagano. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 27, 2015.

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that RUSHELLE S. ABENDAN has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of RUSHELLE HERMOSO SANTOS at Digos, Davao del Sur and whose parents are Rodolfo Santos and Josefina Hermoso. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 26, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that LOUIE M. ENERO has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “F” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of LOUIE MAGALLONES ENERO who was born on October 24, 1973 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are SONNY AGUSTIN ENERO and RUTH ABRIS MAGALLONES. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 18, 2015.

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Probe on fake rice yielded zero results By Joey Sem G. Dalumpines

DAVAO CITY -- The series of investigations looking into the reported fake rice yielded negative result. Speaking in the AFP-PNP Press Corps briefing, Police Director Benjamin Magalong, chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group revealed that only the sample from the rice initially reported as fake showed contaminant

called dibutyl phthalate, a plasticizer used for manufacture of cosmetics. He said other rice samples taken from various markets in the city showed no irregularity. Magalong said a case conference on the alleged

fake rice with the officials of the National Food Authority and law enforcement agencies like the National Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Customs and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Police Regional Office 11 showed negative result based on the thorough investigation on the supply chain and the laboratory analysis conducted. “There were no traces of dibutyl phthalate or DBP on the other samples,

except for the rice initially complained as fake,” he said. Magalong said the focus of the current investigation is on the contaminant. He said the police could hardly convey other developments given the ongoing laboratory analysis. “But definitely, the Special Investigation Task Group has announced that there is no fake rice in Davao City,” Magalong said. Even with this pro-

nouncement, he said the NFA is still leading the effort of inspecting the rice retailers, dealers and importers all over the country, escorted by police personnel and the CIDG which gather samples and conduct unannounced inspection on different sites. Magalong said there is an ongoing simulation test on the process undergone by the alleged fake rice sample. He said the sample will be taken by the chemistry

laboratory at the Ateneo de Manila to determine the result. “After that, we will conduct another simulation test where we will be inviting third parties to really witness the simulation test within six days where representatives like a chemist, NFA personnel and media people. Until then, we may have a definitive finding on the issue,” Magalong said. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

The forums will tackle specifically on Executive Order No. 417 or the mandate to implement the economic independence program for PWDs, responsible parenthood skills, health and wellness and lectures on basic sign language. Dr. Sharon Valdez, chief of DOH-XI NonCommunicable Diseases division, said their activities would also include counseling on smoking and tobacco regulation.

Valdez urged the PWDs in the region to participate in the activities and avail of the services offered during the weeklong celebration. Other featured event would be the first Search for Outstanding PWDs initiated by the Davaobased non-government organization Behind the Rolling Chairs in partnership with the Support the Employment and Livelihood of People with Disability.

Naprey Almario of Behind the Rolling Chairs said the Mindanao-wide search aims to acknowledge PWD leaders and advocates with outstanding works in their chosen fields and serve as role models to other PWDs and their communities. Almario said there are eight nominees coming from different places like Davao City, Cotabato City, Davao Oriental and Bukidnon, who are vying for the search. The awarding rites will be held in the afternoon of July 17 at SM City Annex, Ecoland, Davao City.

Davao City’s magician and multi-awarded chess player James Infiesto, who is also president of the Association of Differently-Abled Persons in the city, urged the public to celebrate with the PWDs during the NDPR week. Meanwhile, the DOHXI also emphasizes on major undertakings for PWDs such as mental health program, lifestylerelated programs, blindness screening program, assistive devices assistance and counseling for PWDs and senior citizens. (PIAXI/Carina L. Cayon)

PWDs fete centers on health concerns By Carina L. Cayon

DAVAO CITY – The observance of the 37th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week this year brings on the advocacy on health and wellness concerns for PWDs nationwide on July 17-23. In the region, various government agencies and non-government organizations catering to PWDs have lined up several ac-

tivities centered on PWDs health awareness to be staged in different areas in the city. Since the focus in the NDPR observance is on health, the Department of Health (DOH-XI) has prepared advocacy endeavors such as cultural show, product exhibit, medical check ups and forums on various health related topics.

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BAYANIHAN - A SPIRIT OF COOPERATIVISM IN SALAWAGAN By Christine P. Casildo Salawagan Central Elementary School

The Department of Education celebrates the National Schools Maintenance Week or the Brigada Eskwela every year in the month of May.. In the week-long celebration, all schools nationwide call upon all education stakeholders in the community to work together in preparing the school for the opening of the new school year in June. This yearly bayanihan spirit has been more alive in Salawagan Central Elementary School as school officials enjoined external stakeholders all over the barangay to help prepare the school facility for S.Y. 2015. SCES, one of the performing schools in the Division of Bukidnon with a student population of more than 1,400 and an

area of 7 hectares is situated at the heart of this first class Barangay Salawagan. It is also the mother school of the district where the District Office of Quezon 11 is located. The school also very fortunate to have its PTA/ SGC composing the best people who always find time and energy to help the school in the implementation of its educational programs. This years’ brigada, Mr Vicente F. Garciano ,the active School Principal 11 take a lead promoting the advocacy and encouraging everyone to take part in the National School Maintenance Week. The opening ceremony started with a motorcade around the barangay, led by the Police Marshall and participated

in by the students, parents and school officials. An opening program followed at the school covered court witnessed by the Barangay Officials and Hon. Jerly Areja as the keynote speaker. Hon. Areja cited the importance of Brigada Eskwela. He encouraged that everyone should take an active part in making this activity a success. He also added that all the expenses and forces cannot be shouldered by the local government alone and to make this program successful it needs the involvement of the stakeholders. The Knights of Columbus, Salawagan Chapter spearheaded by Grand Knight Oscar Quimque also helped the parents and other volunteers in cleaning the campus grounds of fallen leaves and grass

that grown over the summer. The Knights also voluntered themselves to paint the front portion of the school buildings. All in all, SCES was able to collect more than Five Thousand Pesos in cash and in kind. The program does not however end or the last day of the National School Maintenance Week. We at SCES continue to nurture that productive and supportive relationship between school and the external stakeholders of education in the community by actively participating in community affairs all year round, updating them the school’s achievements and needs and most importantly by doing our part in giving only the best quality education to the clienteles.

Synergize: Habit towards achieving goals By Romualdo P. Bahala Principal – I East City Central School

“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” − Ronald Reagan Leadership means a lot of things. Its path is a mixture of good and bad. There are bad things which are equal to rough and rocky roads, but for a true leader, he could lead bad stuff to good things, and consider such things as tunnel way to success. Example of unfavorable things, which commonly happens, is when a leader

will be in a situation where everything run in different way as planned. In this very moment, there is no turning back. Thus, a leader should be brave to face the situations and courageous enough to solve the problems that came along. It takes so much to be a leader. The achievement of their goal as a group highly depends on how he handles the team and situation. Hence, he should be well-equipped and effective

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connecting himself to the country’s poor. We should not forget that election results are decided by the poor not by the filthy rich of this country whose number can easily be trashed by the teeming poor. You may say but the vote of the poor can be bought. But is there any politician now and then running for president who can buy all the country’s poor? Realistically, a politician can only buy a segment of the entire population. That segment who can be bought sells their vote to the highest bidder. And the highest bid depends on how greedy the local leaders of the presidential bet is that is why vote buying in a presidential race does not really matter. It matters only in the local race. With all these facts, do you think Roxas can win as president? His ability to win the presidency is only in his fertile imagination which, sadly for him, Aquino does not share hence his move to bring in Poe to the equation. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at jelbaconii@ Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)

in handling these responsibilities. In a business book of Steven R. Covey, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, he said that one of habits of effective people is the ability to synergize, the habit of creative cooperation. This principle states that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In here, each one’s effort is given value of, because their potential and their contribution matters in at-

Upon the Extra Judicial Petition for Sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, filed by the 1st Valley Bank Inc., Baroy, Lanao del Norte against NARCISO S. CARNABLE, Purok 5 Patudan, Tubod, Lanao del Norte to satisfy the indebtedness which as of November 22, 2014 amounting to ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 170,000.00) excluding penalties, changes, attorney’s fee and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on 15th day of September at 10:00 AM or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 07, Poblacion, Tubod, Lanao del Norte, to the highest bidder for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES TCT No. T-22,925 A parcel of land a Residential land situated at Calipay Village, Tubod, Lanao del Norte. Containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO (152) SQM. more or less including all the improvements found thereon such as two (2) storey concrete residential house with concrete fence. More particularly described and bounded as follows: LOT 18-C-2-g-7, Psd -12-031600 Bounded on the North., along line 1-2 by Lot -18-C-2-G-6; on the NE; along lines 2-3 by an alley; on the SE., along line 3-4 by a Road; on the SW., along line 4-5, by Lot 18-C-2-G-4 on the NW., along line 5-1 by Lot 18-C-2-G-5 all of the subdivision plan, with all improvements found thereon. “All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Tubod, Lanao del Norte, Philippines, this July 9, 2015.


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taining one goal. In this, a leader should remind his self that the team would not function well if one contribution is missing, for it is a fraction of a whole. Leaders are the captains of the ship, pilots of the plane, and drivers of the car. They are the main driver for a thing to sail forward, fly upward and move in exact direction.

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What It Means To Be A Leader??? By Mary Glyn C. Lapuz, MA. ECE

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more you are a leader” ~ John Quincy Adam’s ~ John Quincy’s powerful statement simply shows that you can never inspire any individual to follow their dreams, aspirations they have within if you don’t have the power to promote success of advocating, nurturing, sustaining, and stewardship of a vision learning that shared and supported. Being a leader means you have the power to persuade other people to set aside for a period of time their individual concerns and pursue a common goal that is important for the group. It is persuasion, not domination; persons who can do their bidding because of their power are not leaders. Leadership only occur when others willing to adopt, for a period of time the goals of a group as their own. “ Leadership involves building cohesive and goal oriented teams that are capable of working together to accomplish objectives and fulfill the mission. It’s imperative that leadership is about

serving and starts on the inside and moves outward to serve others. A kind of leadership that has the interest of others in mind, nurtures growth and development in others, is willing to listen, and thinks less about self while being held accountable for performance. A good example to this is the work of and administrators, as a school leader he/she must recognize that they alone cannot be the sole instructional leaders but must coach, mentor, and empower faculty and staff in the common pursuit of reform and renewal. As school leaders must continue to adapt to their changing roles, effective leadership skills will be essential, and for Green (2001), the real challenge “… is providing the type of leadership necessary to assist school in expanding their traditional boundaries. “Educators must come to realize that we are responsible for our own learning. But… were also responsible for the learning of our colleagues. “It has been an old saying that says a leader, is always the master of the band, the role model with a versatile rapport.

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DAVAO City––More automated weather stations (AWS) will be installed in Mindanao this year: at least 11 in the Davao region — eight in Davao City and three in Davao Oriental this month; and nine more in Cagayan de Oro next month. The project, a partnership of the Manila Observatory, Shell and SMART Communications with local government units and universities, is in support of the Manila Observatory’s expansion of its network of AWS, “an established system of standalone devices that can accurately record temperature and humidity, solar radiation, wind speed and direction, as well as rainfall,” organizers said at the Seminar on Climate Resilience held at the Marco Polo hotel Thursday. The project aims to install a total of 50 AWS nationwide, in Metro Manila, Iloilo, Davao and Cagayan de Oro, with Shell donating the AWS and offering its gas stations and oil depots as sites and Smart to provide technology in data transmission. With the installation of the additional AWS, information gathered will enhance the Manila Observatory’s urban risk and resilience analysis, as well as its regional and local climate system research. Based in the Ateneo de Manila University, the Manila Observatory has 40 AWS in Metro Manila. In Mindanao, the Manila Observatory has existing stations in Dahilayan, Bukidnon; Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro;

Matina Hills in Davao City; Notre Dame of Marbel in Koronadal City; and Ateneo de Zamboanga in Zamboanga City. The Manila ObservatoryShell-Smart’s first AWS in Mindanao was unveiled at the Shell retail station, Hi-Serve, along the Diversion Road in Davao City’s Barangay Cabantian at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 10. The ten other AWS sites that will be installed this month are in Shell’s Sasa Depot; the Shell retail stations in Purok 16, National Highway in Calinan; Diversion Road in Langub; MacArthur Highway in Ulas, Talomo; Bago Aplaya in Talomo; Matina Aplaya; Carpenter St. in Agdao; and “three partner sites to be determined in Davao Oriental.” The AWS network is intended to directly benefit the LGUs in their climate and disaster resilience planning. Resilience Antonia Yulo-Loyzaga, Manila Observatory’s Executive Director, said the project is “an effort to detect how rainfall and other weather parameters are actually impacting Davao City.” She noted the trend in coastal urbanization, with Davao City identified by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) as among 12 metropolitan areas for investment. Loyzaga said it is important for the business community as well as the public to get a better understanding of “how climate is in fact impacting their current and future business and how this

impacts economic development of Davao City.” She cited the “need to establish a better basis for planning, implementing inclusive growth strategies decreasing the gap in income and actually building a resilience that is both social and physical for the city.” In order to contribute resilience to the city and to achieve social stability, Loyzaga said they are looking at “development patterns involving the physical set-up which is your actual topography, your weather, your long time climate… health organization, economic and social sector altogether as one system, so hopefully the data that we are able collect can fit into the food security and agriculture needs of the city as well as other sustaining systems to the local economy but also to the response needs for certain communities, for example in terms of the need to evacuate preemptively because of understanding the thresholds of the rainfall in terms of flooding. These are just some uses of the data.” Sankie Simbulan, Social Performance Manager and Leade for Shell Powering Progress Together Project, said the project is “a concrete manifestation of that collaboration” of various sectors, among them from government, business, academe, media, young leaders. Localized weather measurements Dr. James Simpas, head of the Manila Observatory’s Air Qual-

ity Dynamics Program, Instrumentation and Technology and Development Program, noted the importance of expanding the network of “localized weather measurements,” as he explained that “remotely sensed (satellite) rainfall cannot yet capture local rainfall accurately.” Measuring the amount of rainfall through the AWS can help the public prepare for possible floods, among others. “AWS allows us to understand why these things happen,” he said. He also explained that “global observations via satellite provide the big picture but are difficult to downscale to capture local effects.” The AWS that the project installs is a Davis Vantage Pro 2 Plus with solar and UV sensor, wind vane, anemometer, rain gauge, temperature and humidity sensor. It also has a console receiver and data display that is installed indoors, which transmits data from the AWS wirelessly to the Manila Observatory. Accessing data Data from the AWS can be accessed through the Manila Observatory’s Weather Watch Initiative, http://panahon.observatory. ph/ and http://www.weatherlink. com/. lists 20 stations in Mindanao, including the Shell station, Hi-Serve. The other stations are Ateneo de Zamboanga University in Zamboanga City; PCIC-Dumingag in Zamboanga del Sur; Xavier University WS1 in Cagayan de Oro City; TM1 M2 in

Butuan City; Jabonga Automated Weather Station in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte; Mainit in Surigao del Norte; Claver in Surigao del Sur; Dahilayan Adventure Park in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon; Parasat CATV, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon; HBC Guianga in Tugbok District, Calinan, Davao City; UM Weather Station 01 in Davao City; Vizacaya in Tagum City; TMI M1 in Davao del Norte; Pigcawayan in North Cotabato; lafrutera1 in Buluan, Maguindanao; Notre Dame of Marbel University in South Cotabato; Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat and D11 in Maasim, Sarangani. Haydee Bernabe, head of SMART Communications’ Public Affairs office in Mindanao, said this is not the first time her company is a partner in the installation of AWS. She said they have a tie-up with the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in the installation of nine AWS in Mindanao – in Sison, Surigao del Norte; Tago, Surigao del Sur; Rosario, Agusan del Sur; Magdum, Tagum City; Iligan City in Lanao del Norte; Bagumbayan in Sultan Kudarat and three towns in Bukidnon: Manolo Fortich, Talakag and Baungon. Project NOAH or the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), launched by the Department of Science and Technology, also has a network of at least 30 AWS across Mindanao. A report from Carolyn O. Arguillas of MindaNews

ARB Coop Summit caps 27th CARP anniversary celebration in R-10 Cagayan de Oro -- Heavy rains did not dampen the spirit of about 1,700 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) from Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental who attended the ARB Coop Summit held on July 29 to highlight the 27th CARP anniversary celebration of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Region 10. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno welcomed the farmers and guests from partner agencies and institutions. As a former governor of Misamis Oriental, he cited his experience in the transformation of Barangay Lantad, a former no man’s land into a land of hope and fulfillment with the help of the CARP and the active partnership of the local government unit and the DAR. Newly-assigned Regional Director Faisar A. Mambuay, CESO IV, presented the status of CARP implementation in Region 10 based on the three major final outputs namely-land tenure services, agrarian legal services and technical advisory for support services. Dir. Mambuay reported the 90%

cumulative accomplishment of Region 10 as of March 31, 2015 out of the total land acquisition and distribution target. He also informed that 654 foreign-assisted projects have been completed so far in different agrarian reform communities (ARCs) with a total amount of P 2.82 B. The Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, His Eminence Antonio J. Ledesma, SJ, D.D, was the guest of honor during the occasion. He acknowledged the presence of some farmers from Sumilao, Bukidnon who staged the historic “walk for land, walk for justice” from Mindanao to Manila in 2007. “The Sumilao farmers served as the inspiration in the advocacy for agrarian reform in the country,” Arch. Ledesma said. “ They are now receiving several support services to show that small farmers can be successful if given enough support from the government,” he added. “I’m glad that almost 90% of the DAR’s target landholdings have been covered in Region 10. But I’m afraid that may not be happening in other regions,” he informed further. He then presented the case of Aling Dorita Vargas of Negros Oc-

cidental who on June 14, 2012 got Pres. Aquino’s assurance that she will soon get her land. To this day, Aling Dorita still remains virtually landless. His Eminence assured the farmers and other stakeholders in the audience, “ The Church will always support social justice measures, the CARP in particular.” The Catholic Bishops of the Philippines is pushing for the approval of the two (2) pending bills in Congress - House Bill 4296 which seeks to renew DAR’s authority to issue Notices of Coverage for the remaining 700,000 hectares still to be covered, and House Bill 4375 that will create an independent Agrarian Reform Commission to review the actual accomplishments of the CARP. Reiterating his support to the program, the prelate exhorted the farmers in attendance to continue to be the example of how agrarian reform can bring about the transformation of rural society and to help in the overall development of the country. During the same occasion, representatives of the beneficiaries and other stakeholders gave testimonies of how they have overcome life’s

adversities and challenges with the interventions they have received under the CARP. Benjamin Magtajas of Bukidnon spoke for the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Organizations (ARBOs). Warlie Juario and Ryan Anthony Cawaing shared their experience as recipients of the DAR’s Programang Agraryo Iskolar assistance. Teresito Marata, Sr. of Misamis Occidental represented the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) and Jose Loreto Procianos, Jr. as Regional PARCCOM (Provincial Agrarian Reform Coordinating Committee) Chair. DAR Undersecretary for Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Herman Z. Ongkiko graced the occasion in behalf of Sec. Virgilio de los Reyes. He shared the news that Pres. Aquino has approved CONVERGE (Convergence on Value Chain Enhancement and Rural Growth), a project that will benefit agrarian reform community (ARC) clusters in Region 10. The identified clusters include MISORET in Misamis Oriental (Kinoguitan, Sugbongcogon, Binuangan, Salay, Lagonglong and Balingasag), Northern Bukidnon ARC cluster (Manolo Fortich

and Libona), Southern Bukidnon Integrated ARC cluster (Maramag, Pangantucan and Kalilangan) and Camiguin cluster (Mambajao, Sagay, Guinsiliban, Mahinog and Catarman). The signing of the pledge of support for the CARP then followed during which the participants and

guests affixed their signature on the tarpaulins prepared for the purpose. Earlier on June 25-28, a photo exhibit and product showcase was held in another venue to showcase the gains of the CARP in Northern Mindanao for the past 26 years. (Editha R. Salvador)

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a holiday “to bring the religious and cultural significance of the Eid’l Fitr to the fore of national consciousness.” In a press release Tuesday, the DOLE cited the pay rules for Eid’l Fitr, based on the regular holiday, and provided these guidelines: * If the employee did not work, he or she shall be paid 100 percent of his or her salary for that day [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 100%]; * For work done during the regular holiday, the employee shall be paid 200 percent of his or her regular salary for that day for the first eight hours [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200%]; * For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work), he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day [(Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x number of hours worked]; * For work done during a regular holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his her daily rate of 200 percent [(Daily Rate + Cost of Living Allowance) x 200%] + [30% (Daily Rate x 200%)]; and * For work done in excess of eight hours (overtime work) during a holiday that also falls on his or her rest day, he or she shall be paid an additional 30 percent of his or her hourly rate on said day (Hourly rate of the basic daily wage x 200% x 130% x 130% x number of hours worked. (MindaNews)

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the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at the time of the massacre; Anwar, then mayor of Shariff Aguak; and Andal “Datu Unsay” Ampatuan, Jr., then mayor of Datu Unsay town, who is believed to have led the armed men who flagged down the convoy of the emissaries of political allyturned-rival Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu and herded them off to the massacre site in Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman in Ampatuan town. Sajid, the patriarch’s youngest son and running mate in the 2007 polls, was released on bail on March 9 this year, upon payment of P11.6 million or P200,000 each for the 58 cases of murder. A handwritten certificate by Dr. Jade Jamias of the NKTI on June 26 said the Ampatuan patriarch is “currently being managed as a case of advanced liver cancer with signs of decompensation,” and the prognosis is “currently dim as pharmacologic intervention is limited.” “Expected life expectancy for such case is usually 3-6 (three to six) months but may be shorter if the liver function will continuously and progressively deterio-

rate,” Jamias said. Jamias’ certification was used as “Annex A” of the manifestation made by Ampatuan’s son, Datu Andal Ampatuan Jr., also known as Datu Unsay, submitted to the Regioanl Trial Court Branch 221, to allow him to visit his father. Ampatuan Sr., served as long-time mayor of Shariff Aguak before he was elected governor of Maguindanao in 2001. In the 2007 polls for his third term, he ran for governor with youngest son Sajid as candidate for vice governor. He and his sons Zaldy, Anwar, Sajid and son-in-law Akmad “Tato” Ampatuan, then mayor of Mamasapano town, were arrested hours after martial law was declared in Maguindanao and neighboring areas on December 5, 2009. Andal Ampatuan Jr. or Datu Unsay was handed over by then ARMM Governor Zaldy Ampatuan to then Chief Preidential Legal Counsel Jesus Dureza who was designated crisis manager, and Chief Supt. Felizardo Serapio of the Directorate for Integrated Police Operations on November 26, 2009 at the compound of the then Maguindanao capitol. Dureza accompanied him to General Santos City where he was turned over to then Justice Secretary Agnes Devanadera and flown to Metro Manila. Ampatuan Jr., was supposed to file his certificate of candidacy for Maguindanao governor then, expecting he would run unopposed like his father was in 2007. But former ally Esmael “Toto” Mangudadatu, then vice mayor of Buluan town, announced he would run for governor and sent his wife, sisters and his lawyers, accompanied by the media, to file his certificate of candidacy at the provincial office of the Commission on Elections at the provincial capitol in Shariff Aguak town, on November 23, 2009. The convoy of vehicles was stopped along the highway in Ampatuan, including two other vehicles that were not part of the convoy but happened to pass at the wrong time. (Carolyn O. Arguillas / MindaNews)

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flew yesterday to Washington DC together with youth leader Vennel Francis Chenfoo of Panalipdan Mindanao Youth to join anti-war activist Amirah Ali Lidasan of the Initiatives for Peace in Mindanao and human rights lawyer Angela Librado-Trinidad of the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao. International Peoples’ Tribunal The team is to attend the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT) where Sister Somogod is to observe and give input in the proceedings concerning attacks on

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schools in Mindanao and the extra-judicial killings of indigenous peoples. The IPT, to be held at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC on July 16-18, is to indict the regime of Pres. Benigno Aquino III and the US Government as represented by Pres. Barack Obama ‘for Human Rights Violation, Plunder and Transgression of the Filipino Peoples’ Sovereignty’. The Tribunal will be held at the behest of victims of human rights violations and other crimes committed under the watch of President Aquino III. Sister Somogod and other Mission members will also join the historic march throughout Washington DC to conclude the IPT on July 20. On that day, a cultural program featuring stories of the Philippine survivors of human rights violations will be held where the serving of the IPT verdict to the Philippine Government and the US Government are to happen—in front the Philippine Embassy, and the White House and the US State Department, respectively. Assaults against indigenous leaders and advocates A human rights briefing with international human rights organizations about the state of human rights in Mindanao will be held in New York on July 22 and 23 where Sister Somogod will present the relentless killings directed against the indigenous leaders of Mindanao, including their defenders and advocates. The human rights briefing is being organized by CIVICUS, an international organization advocating for civic space. CIVICUS is currently coordinating this meeting with the United Nation’s Committee of Religious NGOs and the NGO Committee on Human Rights. The case of Joel Yagao will be brought into the attention of the briefing participants that is expected to include representatives from Amnesty International, International Service for Human Rights, and Human Rights Watch, among others. Yagao is a lay co-worker of RMP-NMR arrested in September 2013 for trumped-up charges. Still currently incarcerated, Yagao is effectively hindered from doing his human rights work for the farmers and indigenous peoples of Northern Mindanao. The ‘inability’ of the state forces to present their witnesses during hearings prolong the closure of the case. A petition on-line has recently been mounted to call for his release. Attacks on schools The General Board for Church and Society of the United Methodist Church will organize a series of meetings with ecumenical organizations concerning attacks on alternative schools in the weeks that will follow. Sister Somogod is to highlight during these meetings the escalating attacks

on the alternative learning centers for indigenous children as documented by the Save Our Schools Network in Mindanao. The systematic forced closure of the schools and the harassment perpetrated against the schools’ teaching and administrative personnel, including the one recently experienced by RMP-NMR staff Krystal Malaya Sagbigsal and Rhema Acenas, will be underscored. The cases mentioned will also be presented to Ms. Diya Nijhowne, the Director of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a closed-door meeting in New York. RMP-NMR is a member of GCPEA, a formation established in 2010 by organizations from the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected fragile states, higher education, protection, international human rights, and international humanitarian law who were concerned about on-going attacks on educational institutions, their students, and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity. A series of forum about schools under attack will also be conducted at Los Angeles, California by the end days of July to be hosted by the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns (NAFCON). This Southern California campaign to stop attack on schools will peak with a Peace Walk at Long Beach on August 1. Awareness-raising on Lumad human rights situation Sister Somogod and Chenfoo are also to present a Lumad human rights situationer before an ecumenical audience in New York on July 22, organized by the Episcopal Church and the Migrant Center of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The activity is dubbed, ‘Faith Seeking Justice: Defending Human Rights of the Indigenous Peoples of Mindanao.’ NAFCON has also arranged a forum series of this kind in Chicago and San Francisco, to be attended by ecumenical organizations and Filipino migrants in the said areas. International campaign ‘The Mindanao human rights issues deserve to be brought out from severe isolation,” said Sister Somogod. “Aquino can’t just step down come 2016 that easy without him being held accountable for his gross human rights violations against Mindanaoans.” The US Mission is part of the on-going commitment of RMP-NMR, along with other Mindanao-based human rights organizations, to bring into the international platform the sad plight of the indigenous communities and their defenders. “The world needs to know that terror is attacking our brethren in this part of the world, so as to compel them to help us fight impunity,” said Sister Somogod. In November this year,

Get up! Special Gospel of the day (July16, 2015-Thursday) Luke1:57-66-Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and said, Not [so]; but he shall be called John. And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue [loosed], and he spoke, and praised God. And all they that heard [them] laid [them] up in their hearts, saying, what manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him. And the child grew, and waxed “strong in spirit,” and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel: Isaiah 43:7”Everyone who is called by my name, and whom I have created for my glory, which I have formed, even whom I have made. Do not permit that the purpose of God for your life will be forfeited because regrets are always at the end. Only God can read your destiny and fortune in life but

RMP-NMR is set to visit European countries for the same objective. Sister Somogod will first attend the UN Business and Human Rights Forum in Geneva to highlight human rights issues resulting from extractive industries in Mindanao, before doing talks in Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe. Panalipdan Mindanao Youth, for its part, will also send Chenfoo to attend the 8th Dublin Platform in Ireland organized by the Frontline International Foundation for Human Rights Defenders on November 6-11. The youth leader will share the risks faced by him and a lot of human rights defenders working for land rights in Mindanao before an international audience composed of human rights organizations, diplomats and the UN special mandate holders. (RMP-NMR)

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demand. The official said the establishment of the convention center will complement with the city’s enhanced tourism initiatives and the resurging hotel or accommodation sector. A number of major hotels and other accommodation facilities have mushroomed in the city in the last several years due to its thriving tourism industry. “If we can draw major events here, our hotels will benefit much as it will also

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mean more visitors from other areas,” he said. Gumbao said the convention center will be built on a vacant lot at the back of the city hall complex. He said the structure will be facing the Sec. Jesse Roberedo Avenue and will anchor the new city center that would be put up in the area. The site is several meters away from the city’s P150million transport terminal complex project, which is targeted to commence before the end of the year. The city government had secured a loan from the Land Bank of the Philippines for the construction of the terminal that is due for completion in two years. “After the completion of the terminal, we will proceed with the convention center project,” he added. (MindaNews) NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ANASTACIO P. SARSALE, who died intestate on March 12, 2014 in Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 2772, Pls-22) located at Manapa, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte, under Tax Declaration No. 05-01-00900678-A, covered by OCT No. P-3355 containing an area of 22,688 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AMONG HEIRS OF THE INTESTATE OF THE LATE ANASTACIO P. SARSALE made and executed by deceased Anastacia P. Sarsale’s surviving, legal and compulsory heirs, namely, Gloria O. Sarsale, Pedro O. Sarsale, Necito O. Sarsale, Leo O. Sarsale, Pio O. Sarsale, Gil O. Sarsale, Sofronio O. Sarsale, and Fe O. Sarsale-Pradas, per Doc. No. 173; Page No. 35; Book No. XXII; Series of 2015 of the Notarial Registry of Anthony Ben C. Abarquez, C.P.A., Notary Public at Butuan City until December 2015. MDN: July 16, 23 & 30, 2015

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#1 KIEZELA QUIZ Birthdate: February 5, 1992/ 22 yrs old/ 5’7 Barangay Nazareth

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#3 ROSE CHERRY RUIZ July 22, 1994/ 20 years old/ 5’5 Barangay Carmen

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#7 NIKKA MAE ESIC Birthdate: October 14, 1994/ 20 years old/ 5’4 Barangay Macasandig

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