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‘Unfair and unjust treatment,’ hundreds of prisoners go on

HUNGER STRIKE By Cheng Ordoñez Associate Editor

S PANAAD. As the Holy Week approaches, small processions like this one in the municipality of Mahinog on Friday (11 April 2014) are common in Camiguin Island, where hundreds of Catholics are expected to flock for the annual “panaad.” MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

OME 1,000 prisoners at the Cagayan de Oro City Jail are undergoing hunger strike in protest against the new jail warden and to what they describe as “unfair and unjust treatment.”

Manobo evacuees cheer Pacquiao win By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA of DavaoToday.com

DAVAO City––Lumad Manobo evacuees squatted around a projection screen, some kids clung to a mango tree to get a better vantage point while women held their tots tight as they intently watched the boxing fight. And when Manny Pacquiao won the welterweight rematch against Timothy Bradley Sunday in Las Vegas, the Manobos cheered as well. Apparently, Pacquiao is even popular in the hinterlands like in Talaingod where the evacuees came from. They came to know of his fights several months after it happens as they have neither television sets or electricity to monitor. “We know of Pacquiao in radio and on television in the far town center if we chance by it while they See CHEER, page 11

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IN line with the observance of the Holy Week, the Mindanao Daily News will not be available on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Our regular issue will resume on Monday (April 21, 2014). THE MANAGEMENT

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MALAYBALAY City––Top business players from four countries belonging to the Association of South East Asian Nations will gather here from Oct. 23-26 for an event that aims to attract foreign investments and promote regional cooperation within Asia and the Pacific region. Participants to the 2nd BIMP-EAGA and IMT-GT Trade Fair and Business Leaders’ Conference 2014 will be coming from

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PAY-FOR-VIEW. Hundreds of fight fans watch on pay-for-view TV of the fight of Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley on Sunday (April 13, 2014) provided for free by local barangays at the gym in Nazareth in Cagayan de Oro City. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Pacquiao to receive military merit medal FOR his convincing win against American boxer Timothy Bradley at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas last Saturday (American time), the Army Reserve Command is recommending that Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao be awarded the Military Merit

Medal. Brig. Gen. Alexis Tamondong on Monday said they have the authority to give Pacquiao this decoration. Tamondong said the Military Merit Award is in addition to the other honors and awards the Armed Forces headquarters may plan to give the Filipino

boxing champion. The Army Reserve Command chief said this award can be given to Pacquiao during a flag-ceremony event. However, Tamondong stated the conferment of the medal is dependent on the availability of the boxing icon.

He added that “Pacman” is entitled to such as he is a member of the Army Reserve Command with the rank of lieutenant colonel and does much to promote and honor the country and the reservists cause through his ring-side and charitable activities. philippine news agency

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Skills International Co. Inc. with POEA License Number 020-LB-013112-R is recruiting 100 to 200 staff nurses, senior nurses and charge nurses for Dubai and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with minimum salary of $2,200 per month. Applicants should have at least three years minimum experience in tertiary hospitals. Qualified applicants will be posted at Dubai Health Authority in UAE, King Fahd Armed Forces Hospital and Prince Sultan Military Medical City in Saudi Arabia. Interested applicants are advised to personally submit, from April 14-16, their application letters resumes at Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office 10, Monte Carlo Building, Phase 1, RER Drive Subdivision, Kauswagan Highway, this city. A report from PIANorthern Mindanao

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Inmates on hunger strike By Cheng Ordoñez, Associate Editor

SOME 1,000 prisoners at the Cagayan de Oro City Jail are undergoing hunger strike in protest against the new jail warden and to what they describe as “unfair and unjust treatment.”

Two prisoners secretly called up a local radio station this morning and announced their protest action through hunger strike until the jail warden is replaced and the system inside the jail is improved. The prisoners, who were not identified for safety reason, complained about lack of water, the kind of foor rationed and the way the new warden, Erwin Ronquillo, render them their supposed family day. Aside from not taking food starting Monday April 14, 2014, the prisoners said they will not also allow other inmates get out of their prison cells to attend court hearings. The prisoners claimed since the new warden took over about two months ago, water has been scarce. From four faucets and hoses, they are only allowed to use one hose for a period of four to five hours a day. The rationed food, if cooked, are said to be not good for human consumption, given very late and the menu repeated for an entire week. The prisoners claimed breakfast is taken 12 noon. Congressman Rufus B. Rodriguez and Mayor Oscar Moreno raise the Philippine flag in front of the Jose Rizal MonuLunch is partaken between 3 to 4 n the afternoon, and ment in Divisoria Plaza during the Araw ng Kagitingan rites last April 9, 2014. The day commemorates the sacrifices dinner at 7pm. of Filipinos who fought the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during the Second World War. Photo supplied The prisoners also claimed that the new warden took away their “Family Day” every Sunday, 8am to 4pm, when members of the family can get inside jail to have time with them. All the allegations were denied by Warden Ronquillo, who said that out of 1,043 inmates, only 125 did not accept their food ration today and are on hunger strike. The 125 belong to a group called BM 29. CAGAYAN de Oro City–– percent of the total regional economic development jumped 78 percent from US$3.40 million in 2012 specialist of NEDA. C o conut commo dit ies exports for 2013. Other top export prod- to US$6.05 million. remained as Northern The value of these prodAmong the provinces, Mindanao’s major exports ucts however went down by ucts for the region include earning US$417.67 million compared to the US$468.46 processed foods with 20 Misamis Oriental was the percent share or US$153.74 biggest contributor to the in 2013. million earned in 2012. The 2013 economic situEven with the 17 percent million, industrial manu- total regional exports with ationer report made by the increase in the volume factures valued at US$57.90 70 percent or US$551.20 National Economic and exported, the decline in million, wood-based prod- million. The remaining 30 perDevelopment Authority the average global market ucts at US$42.79 million, (NEDA) Regional Office prices brought down its other resource-based prod- cent was shared by Lanao showed that coconut-based value by ten percent, said ucts at US$42.30 million, del Norte (13 percent) products comprised 53 Engr. Cecilio Clarete, chief and fresh fruits at US$39.38 valued at US$101.05 million, Misamis Occidental million. The major export gainer (9 percent) at US$71.76 was iron and steel with million and Bukidnon (8 US$4.82 million or 523 percent) at US$59.75 milpercent higher than in 2012. lion. A report from Apipa Rubber-based products also P. Bagumbaran of PIA-10

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SFWD gets P135 million DBP loan for expansion project

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By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN, Regional Editor-Caraga

AN Francisco, Agusan del Sur––The local water utility here has secured a P135 million bank loan for its expansion project that will address the demand of potable water to an ever increasing population of this progressive town. Officials of San Francisco Water District (SFWD) and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) formally EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION THEREOF

signed the memorandum of agreement to realize the development project in a simple ceremony over the weekend. The expansion project that would tap three more water SFWD and DBP officials formally sign the memorandum of agreement for the P135 sources within the 1,650 Mt. million loan expansion project. Photo by Chris V. Panganiban of Mindanao Daily News Magdiwata watershed area is expected to produce at least 12,000 cubic meters a day on top of the existing 4,000 cubic meters presently supplied by SFWD to thousands of its consumers. Elmer Luzon, SFWD general manager, said the expansion project is in vital need, especially that the present volume of water supply is already short of the demand

Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ROSILA A. ABSIN, who died on April 20, 2013 at Cagayan de Oro City. That at the time of her death she left certain parcel of land located at Sitio Janopolan, Poblacion Claveria, Misamis Oriental covered under Tax Declaration No. 0812000100177 and Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-51746 described as follows: “Portion of Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-51746 Containing an area of Fifty seven thousand seven hundred sixty two (57,762) square meters. The property sold which is the subject of this sale contains Fifty Seven Thousand and Eighty One square meters (57,081 sq.m.). is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION THEREOF, made and entered namely; MARY ANN ABSIN ADVINCULA, JULIE ABSIN JAMIS, GEMMA A. RAMIREZ, JONNABEL A. ABSIN, ROSELIER A. ABSIN AND MARY JEAN A. ABSIN; that the above-mentioned persons are the legitimate children of the late ROSILA A. ABSIN. That for and in consideration of the sum of FOUR HUNDRED NINETY FOUR THOUSAND AND FIVE HUNDRED TWENTY PESOS (494,520.00), Philippine Currency to the HEIRS/ VENDORS in hand counted and paid by LOUISEVILLE GARRUCHO JUNGCO, of legal age and residing at Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines her heirs, assigns and successors in interest, the above-described portion of land. As per Doc. No. 283; Page No. 57; Book No. XXV; Series of 2014, under Notary Public of ATTY. JOHN REY A. TOMINES.

of 7,000 cubic meters of consumers daily. “That is why there are areas in the town where we can longer deliver a sufficient supply of water at 24 hours,” Luzon said. The expansion project will cover 45 kilometers of pipeline, construction of new reservoirs and state-ofthe-art filtration system to maintain the high standard

sanitation system of sufficient water supply to thousands of households and business establishments. The expansion is projected until 2020 but both SFWD and DBP have agreed that fresh loans will be granted if there would be inevitable growing demand brought about by rapid population growth of San Francisco. Freddie Mero, DBP San Francisco branch manager, the loan was approved because DBP has been espousing for sufficient supply of water, especially that San Francisco is a community that continually grows and develop. “We would like to make provision of water 20 years in advance that is why we are willing to help SFWD for more loans,” Mero said. Sisino Narism, DBP head of regional marketing center for Northeaster Mindanao, said the project is personally special him since he is part of the community in San Francisco.

MDN: APRIL 15, 22, & 29, 2014 Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RAY A. SEVILLA AND JULIETA G. H1POS-SEVILLA,

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-037

RAY A. SEVILLA AND JULIETA G. HIPOS-SEVILLA, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ANGELO D. RAMOS AND JOSEPHINE S. PIMENTEL-RAMOS,

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-038

ANGELO D. RAMOS AND JOSEPHINE S, PIMENTEL-RAMOS, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ROGELIO D. DULALIA AND SHERYL ANGEL OPALLA-DULALIA,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-036

ROGELIO D. DULALIA AND SHERYL ANGEL OPALLA-DULALIA, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

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Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 28, 1996 at Ozamiz City, 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 c/o Zaide law Office, 2nd Floor, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection J until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained ^ misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than six (6) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 28, 1996, 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 April 24, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on June 26, 2000 at Makati City, 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 c/o Zaide law Office, 2nd Floor, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than ten (10) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on June 26, 2000, 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 April 25, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on April 30, 2003 at Sta. Cruz, Cavite City, 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 c/o Zaide law Office, 2nd Floor, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than eight (8) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on April 30, 2003, 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 April 24, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

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Landmine usage against CARHRIHL and Philippine Human Rights Law…

Vigilant Troopers pre-empt NPA’s Atrocities By PJTREMEDAL, Misamis Occidental Bureau with reports from The Tamaraw’s

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amp Burgos, Oroquieta City – In a statement issued by both the 55th Infantry (VIGILANT) Battalion , 101st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division PA based in the City of Good Life u nd e r t he l e a d e rsh ip of Lt Col Gerry Besana (GSC) PA and the OIC Provincial Director Archival Diokno Macala of the Misamis Occidental PNP Provincial Command (MOCPPO) emphasized that the use of landmines which is considered a terroristic act and a clear violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Respect for Human RightsInternational Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) and the Philippine Human Rights Act of which the CPP-NPA-NDF is a signatory. The use of landmine is strictly prohibited due to its potential danger to civ i li ans w ho us es the road. The statement was issued by both the Armed Forc e s of t he Ph i l ip pines particularly the 55th Infantry Battalion

and the Philippine National Police in Misamis Occidental after Army Personnel’s of Charlie (Catalyzer) Company, 55th IB led by 1Lt Joseph Montera, Executive Officer and six (6) other enlisted men pre-empted and foiled an ambush and land mining of their Army Vehicle, a KM 540. In a report received by Mindanao Daily News, the foiled ambush and land mining transpired while the Vigilant Troopers encountered undetermined number of insurgents believed to be members of SECOM Sendong of the Sub Revolutionary Party Committee II-Monterosa, WMRPC and supposed to ambush the government troopers while on their way to the Battalion Headquarters on Saturday morning at 5:45AM at the boundary of Barangays Balintonga and Sinampungan in the town of Aloran, Misamis Occidental. Accordingly, the insurgents hastily triggered the landmine a few meters away from their KM 540 and halted to secure

the ambush site while other troopers managed to fire back and deliver a heavy casualty against the insurgent. Intel ligence rep or t reaching the Army Headquarters after a clearing operations, bloodstains were found in the escape route of the insurgents towards the mountain boundary between Bar a n g ay Mont e r i c o i n A loran and B arangay Malindang in Oroquieta City, 1Lt. Joseph Montera in an interview with local media who himself was unhurt during the explosion. In a quick response

from the Misamis Occidental Provincial Philippine National Police Forc e l e d by D e put y Provincial Director for Operations P/Supt Herbert Olavides under the supervision of OIC Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Archival Macala, together with the Police SOCO operatives, the Misamis Occidental Provincial Public Safety Company and the 55th IB Vigilant Troopers found in the ambush site, One hundred meters electric wire, one(1) metal plate used as housing of the i mprov is e d e x pl o s ive de vice (IED), 15 me-

ters of nylon rope and other items left by the insurgents. A joint operation by the Misamis Occidental PNP Provincial Office Public Safety Company and 55th Infantry Vigilant Battalion Troopers is now in hot pursuit after the fleeing insurgents. It may be recalled that s omet ime l ast mont h t he s ai d j oi nt t ro op s c on du c t e d a m a s s i v e operations against the insurgents in the hinterlands of Don Victoriano, Bonifacio and Tangub City. The military and police are now filing appro-

priate charges against the insurgents who violated the use of landmines. Meanwhile, Lt Col Besana said that his troops are currently conducting “Bayanihan sa Barangay” of the 1st Infantry (TABAK) Division, PA particularly in the municipality of Aloran design to uplift the living condition of the local populace in consonance with the concept of Human Security as part of the Internal Peace and Security Plan “Bayanihan” of the Armed Forces of the Philippines when the NPA Atrocities happened.

NOTICE OF DEATH Name: MARILOU BORNEA FERNANDEZ Age: 37 YEARS OLD Residence: Phase 1, Blk 18, Lot 32 Emenville Subd., Ambago, Butuan City Place of Death: Manuel J. Santos Hospital, Montilla Blvd., Butuan City Date of Death: 27 September 2008 Cause of Death: Retained Serundines S/P Partum Intestinal Delivered To Still Birth Premature Baby Girl.. G7 P6 l06 Secondary to Septicemia Hypokalemia. Husband: Norberto Fernandez.

SO THAT THE CONCERNED PARTIES MAY KNOW: The Law Office of Atty. Dale Bryan D. Mordeno, in representation of Col. Credo B. Rubio (Ret)., hereby serves this formal notice to all the members of Agusan del Sur PC/INP Village Subdivision Association, a non-registered association organized for the sole purpose of establishing a residential subdivision adjacent to the PNP Provincial Headquarters located at Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, for the benefit of the members of the association, that after the lapse of the proscriptive period provided in the original certificate of title in accordance with the provision of Commonwealth Act No. 141, beginning May 19, 2014 Col. Credo B. Rubio (Ret.) will commence the actual distribution of the parcels of land awarded to the beneficiaries, free of charge, pursuant the result of the raffle which was previously conducted for the purpose. Henceforth, since Col. Credo B. Rubio (Ret.) will start signing at site all the deed after May 19, 2014, all the members-beneficiaries are hereby requested to prepare and be ready with the following documents:

- Deed of Absolute Sale/Deed of Conveyance; - Extra-judicial Settlement of Estate among the Heirs with Special Power of Attorney in case the member-beneficiary is already deceased; - Special Power of Attorney in case the memberbeneficiary is unable to personally appear before Col. Credo B. Rubio (Ret.); - At least two (2) identification papers; - Other appropriate documents;

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Sex trafficking in disaster-stricken areas

DE SPIC A BL E ! T h e alleged trafficking of women in the disasterstricken provinces have raised howls in the halls of congress. A report from the Center for Women’s Resources revealed that human trafficking cases almost always follow after natural or man-made calamities to provide for the needs of the victims’ own devastated families. The first documented cases of “palit-bigas’ and “palit-sardinas” prostitution occurred in Zambales evacuation centers after the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. The country’s reputation in the international community was already tainted because of the government’s lack of action to resolve human trafficking cases as the 2013 US State Department described the Philippines as a source country, and

to a much lesser extent, reports that trafficking of a destination and transit women and children are country for men, women rampant in the disasterand children subjected stricken areas. Women and children to sex trafficking and who survive the typhoon forced labor. Congress should im- Yolanda and other disasmediately act on lawmak- ters need to be protected ers’ proposal for imme- from further exploitative diate measures. Almost and traumatic experiences such as all of the human trafentire popEditorial ficking and ulation of other forms the affected area of typhoon Yolanda, of violence. It is easy for organized especially women and children, remain vulner- crimes to exploit situaable to unscrupulous or- tions as there is no awareganized criminals , among ness campaign, no warnthem human traffickers ing from the local govpreying on the victims’ ernment units and other responsible government deplorable conditions. These lawmakers must institutions against syndibe lauded. Reps. Luzvi- cates and individuals who minda Ilagan and Emmi may exploit survivors of de Jesus (Party-List, Ga- calamities and disasters briela), authored House and traffic people for Resolution 780, asking slavery and prostitution. Awareness campaign the House Committees on Women and Gender is necessary to protect Equality, and Welfare of the people and ensure Children to investigate their vigilance against

trafficking. And to prevent trafficking, it is necessary to ensure self-sufficiency through livelihood programs and sustainable jobs, housing subsidy, if not housing services, to prevent people from being exploited or from falling prey to sex trafficking and slavery.. Ilagan said despite warnings by different international and local groups that human trafficking cases might flourished after a typhoon devastation, there are still no anti-trafficking safeguards for women and children in disasterstricken areas. There is an urgent need to adopt policies and measures to ensure the needs of the women and children-victims, and make those responsible for the human trafficking cases accountable for their criminal acts.

Death, resurrection, and eggs

TO die is to live! We are always shocked when in the middle of our surroundings, somebody passes away. Our usual questions are: Why die so young? Why he or she? Why now? Natural reactions, indeed! When old people die, some relatives or friends would say: It’s good for him or her. He/she has played his/her role in life and on earth already!. When longsuffering patients pass away, relatives and friends would say: It’s better. They will not suffer any longer! When Jesus finally gave up His spirit on the cross after three hours of bitter agony, the Pharisees said: “Finally, that impostor is gone! He deserved to die that kind of death!” But for Jesus, dying was not the end of everything. It was the beginning of a new life. For three days after His burial,

Have my say Klaus Doring He rose from His grave on that bright Easter Sunday morning, Yes, resurrection means life. Symbolically, we see that Easter Resurrection of our Lord depicted in various ways, which always point to life after death. Especially in parts of the world, where deep winter lets all plants and trees “sleep” for a couple of months, people enjoy the spirit of the new shoots coming out of a big trunk of a tree. They enjoy the seedlings that protrude from the ground in spring, the violet,

red, and yellow little flowers emerging from the soil; the new leaves sprouting from the seemingly dead branches and the well-known Easter egg, out of which a new life germinates. Eggs were usually symbols used in springtime long before Christianity came into existence. The egg symbolizes life, which is causing to grow. Since Easter usually occurs in springtime (March, April, which should be already summer season in the Philippines), this eggsymbol was still in the use among the pagans of earlier

times when Christians were celebrating Easter. The Church allowed to convert pagans to retain the custom of egg during spring to symbolize germination of life, but not anymore to Ishtar, the goddess of Spring. Austen H. Layard explained in his book “Nineveh and Babylon II, page 629”, that the term “Easter” came from goddess Ishtar, because of dig out monuments, carrying Ishtar’s name, of him in Nineveh. But, this egg should symbolize the new life, won for humanity by the resurrection of Christ. Imprisonment, humiliations, carrying the cross, cruxification, death on Good Friday, rising from the tomb, glorious, never to suffer and die again: I wish you, my dear readers, a blessed and Happy Easter! And: enjoy your egg hunting with your beloved family!


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US will determine RP 2016 president LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways…” (Proverbs 14:2, the Holy Bible). -oooBIBLICAL BASIS FOR PAYING TAXES: Is there a Biblical basis for paying our taxes to the government? Yes, there is, and this is found in several passages of the Bible, the most famous of which are the stories found in Matthew 17:24-27, Matthew 22:15-21, and in Mark 12:13-17. In all these, Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, emphasized that everyone must pay taxes. Here is the account of paying taxes in Matthew 17:24-27: “After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma temple tax came to Peter and asked, `Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?’ `Yes, he does,’ he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak. “‘What do you think,

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio Simon?’ he asked. `From whom do the kings of the earth collect duty and taxes—from their own children or from others?’ `From others,’ Peter answered. `Then the children are exempt,’ Jesus said to him. `But so that we may not cause offense, go to the lake and throw out your line. Take the first fish you catch; open its mouth and you will find a four-drachma coin. Take it and give it to them for my tax and yours’…” -oooTWO MORE FIGHTS BEFORE PACQUIAO RETIREMENT: I agree that Manny Pacquiao should now retire from boxing, and spare himself the disease that has hit great boxes

of the past. But the question is, if he will retire now, where else would he earn the millions he has been earning from boxing, which, admittedly, he will need if he is to run for senator and, later, for president of this country? It is an undeniable fact that the billions of pesos he already received from his previous bouts are now almost gone, and whatever money that may have been left with him at the moment will even be seized from him by the Bureau of Internal Revenue which said he has a P2 billion unpaid tax obligation. If Pacqui ao has no money, winning as a senator and as president may proved to be a “mission

impossible” considering the kind of politics we have here in this country. I therefore suggest that he should continue boxing, at least for two more fights of a lifetime---the third fight with Timothy Bradley, and the fight of a lifetime with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Then, he can retire, and pursue politics for good! -oooUS WILL DETERMINE 2016 RP PRESIDENT? Assuming that President Aquino and US President Barrack Obama will be able to sign the “Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation” on the occasion of the American president’s state visit to the Philippines on April 28-29, 2014, it will still take a long time before the accord is finally allowed to be carried out, barring, of course, a Supreme Court ruling against it. I think that any implementation of the agreement, if ever, will have to wait until a new president takes over in 2016, and See president, page 11

How to live right with a wrong husband THINK a minute. A famous woman once said: “All marriages are happy, it’s living together afterwards that’s the problem!” Have you ever felt like you could be a great, loving wife—if you had the right kind of husband? Well, if you’re the wife who has the wrong kind of husband, then these 4 reminders are just for you. Number 1 is our actions and behavior. It doesn’t matter how difficult your husband is to live with, he’s still not blind! He can’t ignore the way you behave— whether you’re good to him and treat him with respect or not. Don’t let him fool you, he’s watching the way

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you act and behave! Number 2 is our appearance: how we look. Of course, we need to be pure and loving in our heart, but don’t stop when you get to the outside! We need to care about how we look for our husband. So if at home you and I are looking like a messy, unmade bed all day,

what husband wants to come home to that? So do all you can to look good—whether it’s your clothes, makeup, exercise or diet. Even an old shed looks better with new paint on it! Number 3 is our attitude. Do you have a gentle, quiet strength? You might say: “Wait a minute. I’m not that weak, submissive wimp type!” Friend, I’m not talking about being weak; I’m talking about our attitude of inner strength and self-control that still shows respect for our husband. Remember, you and I can fix our faces up in 2 minutes, but our right attitude takes a lifetime to build! And number 4 is the way

you and I take care of our husband’s needs. Or are we too busy running here and there for other people, taking care of everyone else except our own husband? Friend, if we do all these things that are right in our marriage, then God will bless and reward us. But you and I must trust Godto change our husband. And if you’ll ask Jesus Christ to forgive you for all your wrongs in your marriage, and ask for His power to change, your love and example will begin to influence your husband to want to change. Then, you’ll be on your way to living with the right kind of husband! Just Think a Minute.

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2 Sayyafs dead in police raid in Zamboanga Z AMBOANGA CITY – Police commandos raided an Abu Sayyaf hideout and killed 2 militants in a firefight early Monday in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, officials said. Officials said the fighting also wounded one commando in the village of Santa Maria where six militants

were also captured by the police. The wounded policeman was rushed to hospital. It was not immediately

known if his wounds are life threatening or not, but he was shot by militants during the raid. The commandos were part of a composite police force sent to serve the arrest warrants against the gang tagged as behind the spate of kidnappings for ransom in Zamboanga and other areas in western Mindanao.

See SAYYAF, page 11

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Philippine military said kidnappers have freed the 27-year old son of a gas station owner in Zamboanga City after 11 days in captivity. It said Michael Kho was released in the village of Labuan and was fetched by her family and members of the police anti-kidnapping task force. Kho was brought by her parents to the hospital for medical check up. Kidnappers seized Kho at the family’s Petron gas station in Zamboanga del

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 ERNESTO SUMAYO MANA-AY AND FE MACAPAYAG TANEO,

Inspector Joseph Ortega, a regional police spokesman, said commandos also recovered four .45-caliber pistols and three fragmentation grenades from the hideout. “We are still interrogating those arrested to determine the extent of their criminal operation. Two gunmen were killed

Kidnapped scion of a wealthy family freed in Zamboanga City

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-046

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES FRANK WAYNE PAOLA AND RICHEL T. PRIETO-PAOLA,

See WEALTHY, page 11

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-042

FRANK WAYNE PAOLA AND RICHEL T. PRIETO-PAOLA, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

ERNESTO SUMAYO MANA-AY AND FE MACAPAYAG TANEO, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

Norte’s Siocon town on April 2. It was unknown how much ransom was paid by his family in exchange for his freedom, but his release came a week after police arrested Omar Wahab in the village of Bucana in Siocon town. The 25-year old man was implicated in the kidnapping of Kho. Inspector Dahlan Samuddin, a regional police spokesman, said witnesses pointed to Wahab as one of those who acted as lookout during

IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN MARIO O. BELISARIO and CYRIL S. SESEH,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-048

MARIO O. BELISARIO AND CYRIL S. SESEH, Petitioners. X-----------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

ORDER

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on September 18, 1975 at Cagayan de Oro City, 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 Sta. Barbara, Iloilo and c/o Jonathan Taneo, Block 10, Lot 55-57, Camella Homes, Cagayan de Oro City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over thirty (30) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on September 18, 1975, 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 April 29, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 2nd day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on September 18, 2012 at Ozamiz City, 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 c/o Gandamra Law Office, Diocesan Bldg., Lluch St., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than a year already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on September 18, 2012, 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 April 24, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on June 15, 2007 at Iligan City, 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 residence at Saray, Salabao, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over three (3) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on June 15, 2007, 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 April 29, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 2nd day of April, 2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MND: Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 2014

MND: Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 2014

MND: Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 2014

Republic of the Philippines 4th SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DI VORCE OF SPOUSES ALFREDO B. PAYNAEN AND NANCY A. LONOY-PAYNAEN,

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 CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-045

ALFREDO B. PAYNAEN AND NANCY A. LONOY-PAYNAEN, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES HOMER U. UNDAG AND HAZEL J. RUIZ-UNDAG,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-044

ORDER

ORDER

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 20, 1983 at Iligan City, 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 c/o Atty. Berna Gift C. Gonzaga-Dimacaling, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for almost ten (10) year already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on May 20, 1983, 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 April 25, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on April 7, 2001 at Maranding, Lala, Lanao del Norte, 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 c/o Atty. Hernan R. Tabalba, Tibanga, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over five (5) year already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on April 7, 2001, 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 April 25, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge

MND: Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 2014

MND: Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 2014

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ARNOLD K. TACALAN AND LEON IE P. S ARAMOSING-TAC AL AN,

ORDER Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on September 29, 2011 at Davao City, 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 Purok 1, Merila, Ubaldo Laya, Iligan City and Phase 1, BIR, Matina, Davao City respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection i until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over two (2 year already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on September 29, 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 April 29, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 2nd day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MND: Apr. 8, 15 & 22, 2014

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 CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-040

ARNOLD K. TACALAN AND LEONIE P. SARAMOSING, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-041

HARLEME RAY V. DELOS SANTOS AND CATHERINE ANNE Q. DUO-DELOS SANTOS, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

HOMER U. UNDAG AND HAZEL J. RUIZ-UNDAG, Petitioners. X--------------------------------------------------------------------/

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

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES HARLEME RAY V. DELOS SANTOS AND CATHERINE ANNE Q. DUO-DELOS SANTOS,

IN RE: JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSE GEOFFREY M. TORMIS AND JENEVAN D. VERANDA-TORMIS,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-049

GEOFFREY M. TORMIS AND JENEVAN D. VERANDA-TORMIS, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ANGELO D. RAMOS AND MA. RITAL. CRISTOBAL-RAMOS,

CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-039

ANGELO D. RAMOS AND MA. RITA L. CRISTOBAL-RAMOS, Petitioners. X---------------------------------------------------------------------/

ORDER

ORDER

ORDER

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on February 14, 2012 at Siaton, Negros Oriental, 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 Purok 8, Tominobo, Iligan City and Brgy., 4, Siaton, Negros Oriental respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over one (1) year already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on February 14, 2012, 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 April 28, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this Is1 day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on September 27, 2003 at Aloran, Misamis Occidental, 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 residence at Brgy. Ospital, Aloran, Misamis Occidental and Samburon, Linamon, Lanao del Norte, respectively; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over ten (10) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on September 27, 2003, 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 April 30, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 2nd day of April, 2014.

Before this Court verified petition for the approval and registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on December 20, 1996 at Pamplona, Laspeñas, 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 c/o Zaide law Office, 2nd Floor, Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for more than fourteen (14) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board, thereby, executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation. Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other affair’s; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce, thereby, severing their marriage bond on December 20, 1996, 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 April 28, 2014 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 ORDRED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 1st day of April, 2014.

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“Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials” book off the press

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AVAO CITY – The two-volume “Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials” published by the Ateneo de Davao University in partnership with MindaNews, is now off the press, the first book on the Bangsamoro peace process published after the signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) on March 27.

“Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials” is a compilation of speeches, news, commentaries, documents and statements on the recently-signed CAB, the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro (FAB) signed on October 15, 2012 and its four annexes -- Wealth-Sharing, PowerSharing, Normalization and Transitional Arrangements and Modalities, and Addendum on Bangsamoro waters. The book was launched at the Ateneo de Davao University on Wednesday, at the end of the first day of the “Conversations on Peacebuilding in Mindanao” organized by the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines’ Episcopal Commission on Inter-religious Dialogue (CBCP-ECID) and

the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP). The commentaries in “Bangsamoro: Documents and Materials,” written mostly by Mindanawons, were earlier published in www.mindanews.com, the online publication of MindaNews, and the weekly OUR Mindanao newsmagazine. The commentaries represent diverse views on the issue. Featured in the book are commentaries by veteran journalist Patricio P. Diaz, who has continuously followed, chronicled and analyzed the Bangsamoro struggle and the government’s responses from the beginnings of the armed conflict to the peace processes between government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and

later with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), as editor of the Cotabato City-based Mindanao Cross from the 1960s to 1980s and later Mindanao Kris, and as columnist of MindaNews since it was set up in 2001. Diaz, 87, has written at least four books on the Bangsamoro struggle: “To Tripoli and Back” published in Cotabato City in 1995; “What ails Muslim autonomy?,” published in General Santos City in 1998 and the MindaNewspublished “Understanding Mindanao Conflict” in 2003 and “Troubled Odyssey” in 2011. Also featured are commentaries by historian Rudy Rodil former government peace panel chair Jesus Dureza, Judge Soliman Santos, Mayor Zamzamin Ampatuan of Rajah Buayan in Maguindanao; UP Professor Julkipli Wadi and Dean Antonio La Vina of the Ateneo School of Government, who both write columns for MindaNews; Michael Henry Yusingco; Miriam Coronel-Ferrer before she became GPH peace panel chair; Bangsamoro Transition Commission

members Johaira Wahab and Froilyn Tenorio Mendoza; and other MindaNews columnists Aveen Acuna-Gulo, H. Marcos C. Mordeno, Ramon Jorge Sarabosing, Bro. Karl Gaspar, William Adan, Ayesah Abubakar, B ong Montesa, Manny Valdehuesa and Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan, who is also executive director of the Al Qalam Institute at the ADDU. The commentaries of Dr. Steven Rood of The Asia Foundation, and now a member of the Third Party Monitoring Team; Kristian Herbolzheimer and Emma Leslie of Conciliation Resources and the International Contact Group (where Dr. Rood was a member until he moved to the TPMT) and Jeremy Simons on Initiatives for International Dialogue – who have been accompanying the Bangsamoro peace process for years -- are also featured in the book. At the launch, Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, President of the Ateneo de Davao University and chair of the CEAP’s National Advocacy Commission, said the university is “proud to have

Visayas, Mindanao Pantawid grievance officers convene in Davao City DAVAO CITY - Over 135 grievance officers from the Visayas and Mindanao clusters attended the Grievance Redress System (GRS) of Pantawid Pamilya, which is currently undergoing reforms -- from a case-centric management of grievances to a client satisfaction and quality delivery of services. To commence these changes, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD XI) Regional Director Priscilla N. Razon, said GRS Level Up Skills Enhancement Workshop: Working towards an Efficient and Client-friendly GRS was conducted from April 9–11 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel here. The GRS undertook the strategy of client centrism in 2013. Along with ensuring timely, efficient and responsive resolution of grievances, the system now places importance on how the client is attended to. The approach of “client satisfaction and quality

service delivery” will be adopted, she said. “It is not only important that a staff is acting in accordance to system procedures and processes, the staff ’s good disposition in handling complaints is also equally vital,” Razon said. The GRS Level Up training has four primary objectives. These are identify priority areas for development and reinforcement of GRS policies and procedures; acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for establishing and strengthening client service delivery; employ skills and expertise in handling/managing cases in accordance with the progression of policies and enhancements of processes governing the GRS reforms; and review the effectiveness of the processes directed towards the improvement of GRS. Razon explained that GRS is a mechanism introduced by Pantawid Pamilya wherein beneficiaries

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The birds have returned to Barira

BIRDS have returned to Barangay Nabalawag in Barira, Maguindanao years after the community and other stakeholders embarked on a tree planting program, village chair Abdulgani Dimasangkay said. Dimasangkay said bird species that had vanished for a long time could again be heard chirping, and as a bonus are helping them as agents of natural regeneration. In 2004, Dimasangay, who loves to plant trees, started planting antipolo and other tree seedlings in a few hectares of his own land and convinced other villagers to join him. He said he was surprised to notice lately that in the middle of his coconut farm where he intercropped his antipolo trees some seeds of endemic trees have grown, a development he attributed to the birds that visit the area. “We are lucky because sometimes we see lawaan seeds growing, it’s like an instant nursery,” he added. Lawaan, usually spelled lauan, belongs to the dipterocarp species and thrives in lowland and mid-montane forests.

BALIK-KALIKASAN Col. Manolito Orense, commander of the 603rd Brigade based in Camp Iranun, the former Camp Abubakar of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, said the planting of antipolo trees is part of Balik-Kalikasan that was founded in 2004. Orense said Balik-Kalikasan, a partnership among the 603rd Army brigade, Minrico (a lumber firm) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, was relaunched on April 5 in this camp. He said the initiative aims to mitigate the effects of global warming like calamities. He said they have planted over two million antipolo and lanipao seedlings since 2004, in addition to rubber and coffee that were also planted in the region. TIMBER FARMING Minrico general manager Albert Chua said the antipolo and lanipao seedlings were given free to farmers and other groups. He said they are promoting agro-

forestry methods like intercropping antipolo and coconut trees to ensure high survival rate of the plants. He admitted their plan is to buy the timber as long as they come from planted trees and are properly documented by the DENR. He said that if Agusan has its falcatta timber industry and North Cotabato has rubber industry, a similar undertaking can be done in the ARMM. DENR-ARMM Secretary Kahal Kedtag, a pioneer member of BalikKalikasan, said the region has only 20-percent forest cover left and they aim to increase it to 30 percent this year. He said they have obtained support from international donors like the US Agency for International Development and European Union. Aside from giving free seedlings, Balik-Kalikasan had built two schools, one in South Upi and one in Barira, and distributed some 30,000 books in different schools. The group is targeting to plant around 400,000 seedlings this year. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/MindaNews)

Solon wants probe on errant mining companies A lawmaker has filed a measure seeking a congressional inquiry into the recurring environmental problems involving foreign and local mining companies in the country. Rep. Mel Sarmiento (1st District, Western Samar) authored House Resolution 950, which urges the House Committee on Ecology to include in its probe the unabated black sand mining in Luzon. Sarmiento also called on the concerned government agencies to strictly implement the environmental laws and

monitor the activities of foreign and local mining companies. “Despite extravagant showcases of responsible mining operations, mining companies have violated the country’s environmental laws,” Sarmiento said. Sarmiento said mining disasters occurred in the country in 1996, 1999, 2005 and 2012. He noted that a total of 1.5 million cubic meters of toxic mine tailing from Marcopper Mining Corp. were disgorged into the Maculapnit and Boac Rivers in Marinduque on

March 24, 1996. In August 1999, the Atlas Mining Development Corp. discharged 5.7 million cubic meters of acidic wastewater into the Sapangkau River in Toledo City, Cebu. The Lafayette Inc. spilled mine tailings with cyanide, which caused fish kills, paralyzing the livelihood of poor fishermen in Rapu-rapu, Albay and some fishing villages in Sorsogon. Some 20 million metric tons of sediment from the tailing pond of Philex Mining

Corp. in Tuba, Benguet flowed into water channels in August 2012. “After months of recurring leakages, the Philex mine spills had become the biggest mining disaster in the Philippines in terms of volume,” Sarmiento said. Sarmiento stressed the urgent need for the government to address the prevalent problems resulting from noncompliance of mining companies with environmental laws in all stages of their operations. (PNA)

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Best Early Learning Center, among the 2014 Search for Gawad Kalasag Awards THE Best Early Learning Center (ELC), urban and rural categories will be added to the 2014 Search for Gawad Kalasag Awards. This will bring to 28, the total number of categories in the Search for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management and Humanitarian Assistance or the Gawad Kalasag Awards under the revised guidelines, Ana C. Cañeda, Regional Director of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD), region 10, said. Cañeda, Chairperson of the Regional DRRM Council, region 10, during a recent briefing with the Ozamiz City DRRM Council, said the additional categories will recognize the efforts of the ELC’s in starting the DRRM, among small children. A Filipino term for “shield” or “armor,” used by early Filipinos as a means of protection from attacks of enemies or harmful animals, “KALASAG,” actually stands for “Kalamidad at Sakuna Labanan, Sariling Galing ang Kaligtasan (Prevent Calamities and Accidents, Be Concerned of Your Safety).” The Search for Gawad KaLaSag Awards was conceived to encourage participation of various stakeholders in crafting and implementing DRRM programs aimed at protecting or shielding high risk communities against

hazards and recognize their outstanding performance during natural or human-induced disasters. Winners at the national level shall receive Plaques of Recognition for their DRRM efforts and will receive cash awards that can be spent for DRRM-related activities in the following amounts: 1st Place, P100,000; 2nd Place, P75,000; and 3rd place, P50,000. The period of assessment of the Search will be the preceding calendar year on the following categories: Best DRRMC - Province, Component and Highly Urbanized City, 1st – 3rd Class and 4th – 6th Class Municipalities and Urban and Rural Barangays. Best Civil Society Organizations, Non-government Organization, Faith-based Organizations, people’s Organization, private volunteer organizations, Government Emergency Response Management (GEM), basic and urban search and rescue, urban and rural public and private schools, Government Hospitals , Levels 1, 2 & 3, National and LGU, Private Hospitals (Level 1,2,3) and Specialty Hospitals . Heroic Act of Individuals, Living and Posthumous and Group and Special Recognition Awards for Individuals and Group. (RCA/PIA10Misamis Occidental)

Watershed Rehabilitation Project to be implemented in Cagayan de Oro City

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Workers haul boxes of sardines or tamban freshly caught from the waters between Northern Mindanao and Visayas, at the fish port in Opol town, Misamis Oriental Oriental on Friday, April 11, 2014. The BFAR said tamban and other fishes caught in the deep seas are not affected by the red tide that have already killed thousands of bangus and kitong in Northern Mindanao. MINDANEWS PHOTO BY FROILAN GALLARDO

TO address the effects of Climate Change, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Region 10 through the initiative of Congressman Rufus Rodriguez of the 2nd district of Cagayan de Oro City, will implement the 800 hectares Rehabilitation Project in Cagayan de Oro City. According to DENR 10 Regional Executive Director (RED) Ruth M. Tawantawan, the rehabilitation will include the stream banks and riverbanks of the four main watersheds of Cagayan de Oro City namely: Agusan Watershed, Umalag Watershed,

Cagayan de Oro River Basin and Iponan Watershed. This will reduce siltation and flooding at the lower portions of the city. Part of the project also is to intensify the implementation of the CommunityBased Forest Management (CBFM) Program through a national strategy on social forestry approach utilizing the people residing inside the forest areas as partners for conservation, development, maintenance and protection of the remaining forest resources, she added. Agro-forestry approach will be used in the project in partnership of People’s Organization (POs) that

will be trained for the establishment and maintenance of the nurseries that will include seedlings for forest trees, fruit trees, bamboo, abaca, banana and other agricultural crops. Meanwhile, DENR 10 through the initiative of Abante Mindanao (ABAMIN) representative Maximo Rodriguez, Jr. will continue to implement the National Greening Program (NGP) in Misamis Oriental particularly in El Salvador, Claveria, Gingoog City, Barangay Dansolihon and Malasag, Cagayan de Oro City. (SLDAlpas/RPAO # 04125-2014)


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by police forces in the firefight,” he told the regional newspaper Mindanao Examiner. He said the operation was launched following a long surveillance by the police. At least 7 police units were involved in the operation. Police did not release the names of those captured, but other reports said among them was a policeman. It was unknown if any of the gang’s leaders were among those arrested. (Mindanao Examiner)

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ers of the various opinions and insights from the Government, the MILF, stakeholders coming from the academe, critics and other professionals concerning peace and The Bangsamoro,” it said, adding it will serve as a “good resource book or reference for any student of the Bangsamoro and peace.” The book also hopes to “contribute, ultimately, in the realization of peace not only in Mindanao, but most significantly, in the Country” and “is a prayer and a call for peace!” Copies of the book are available at the Office of the University President, Ateneo de Davao University. The two-volume book costs P1,200 but you may may avail of the promotional price of P800 until May 31. (MindaNews)

the kidnapping. It was not immediately known whether Wahab is a member of any rebel groups operating in Zamboanga provinces which is a known lair of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Abu Sayyaf. No individual from page 7 this I am sure is an inor group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. centive enough for the US to sway---once again, of (Mindanao Examiner) course---the results of the forthcoming presidential from page 9 elections. I believe that and non-beneficiaries whoever will uphold the alike may express their ques- US interest on this issuetions, suggestions, com- --and on a host of other plaints about the program important issues as well--will become the next implementation. Many modes have been Philippine president. I am sure that US magicintroduced/practiced to make filing a grievance --in whatever form this a lot easier and simpler may come---will make a for the beneficiaries and decisive impact on the non-beneficiaries such as 2016 presidential electhe grievance text hotline, tions, in much the same facebook, twitter, email and way that it has made a through the Pantawid Pami- decisive impact on past lya City/Municipal Links Philippine elections, and assigned in each barangay. on past political turmoil in Pantawid Pamilya has been this country that saw the keeping children in school overthrow of presidents and families healthy since and governments. -oooits onset in 2008. REACTIONS? Please At present, she added that Davao Region has call me at 0917 984 24 194,789 household ben- 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 eficiaries in all 4 provinces, 833 43 96. Email: mela6 cities, 43 municipalities niolazomauriciojr@outcovering 2,217 barangays. look.com, batasmauricio@ yahoo.com and mmauri(PNA) ciojr111@gmail.com.

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partnered with MindaNews in producing this double volume of documents and materials on Bangsamoro.” “I am certain it will be an invaluable source not only for studying the foundational texts of the current peace process but also for stimulating informed discussion on its many open issues,” Tabora said. The book’s editors are MindaNews’ Carolyn O. Arguillas and the Ateneo de Davao University’s Romulo Vinci R. Bueza and Atty. Jamil Adrian Khalil S. Matalam with Mussolini Sinsuat Lidasan as Technical Consultant. According to the preface, the book aims to “inform and serve as a study resource for the diverse opinions and insights about the matters and issues related to the making of the new political entity that is The Bangsamoro.” “It informs the read-

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Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand, the Mindanao Development Authority said. BIMP-EAGA stands for Brunei Darussalam Indonesia Malaysia the Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area, while the IMT-GT stands for Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle. “While both growth triangles have their respective road maps, this convergence will enhance our competitiveness by turning the subregion into a single investment area and production network, thereby accelerating economic growth in Southeast Asia,” MinDA, the Philippine Coordinating Office for BIMP-EAGA, said in a statement. The international fair and business conference will be held at the SM Lanang Premier’s SMX Convention Center and will feature a series of sub-events designed

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DEP-ED’s Rationalization Plan By ERLINDA N. MAGALLANES, Ed.D OIC, Bonifacio East District Division of Misamis Occidental The Rationalization Program for the Department of Education (RAT Plan) which was mandated for government agencies in October 2004 through Executive Order (EO) 366, aims to improve the quality and efficiency of government services. Thus there is a need to reorganize offices. The Department of Education (DepEd) clarifies that the Rationalization Plan directs a strategic review of the operations and organizations of the Executive Branch. Through the RAT Plan, the government will be focusing its efforts and resources on core services by eliminating and minimizing overlaps and duplication. It also aims to improve agency performance through the rationalization of service delivery and support systems and organization structure and staffing pattern, as contained in DepEd Order No. 53-2013. RAT is also seen to improve the ability of the Department to respond to the needs of students, teachers, and schools. The RAT Plan is a process-oriented program which gives changes in the DepEd’s strategic directions and technology (ICT, DRRM, etc.) Under the plan specific functions will be performed such as EED, SED, SESU and ALS to form the Curriculum and Learning Materials Development Division. Included in the RAT Plan are the Central Office of DepEd, Regional Offices, Division office – Proper, Casual and Contractual Employees funded under GAA-PS with appointment attested by CSC. Positions are affected such as those who are

to strengthen economic, social, and cultural relations in preparation for the ASEAN integration in 2015, the statement said. Melaka in Malaysia hosted the first holding of the conference in December 2012. Key exporters and producers in the ASEAN region will discuss strategies as well as the potential impact of the ASEAN integration on small and medium enterprises and on their participation in the supply chain, MinDA said. The confinement will also tackle climate change adaptation, aligning the four pillars of BIMP-EAGA (connectivity, food basket, tourism, and environment), and investment programs within the Mindanao Development Corridors. MinDA noted that the four-day activity is also a commemorative celebration of BIMP-EAGA’s 20th year. B I M P- E AG A w a s launched in 1994 in Davao City as a key strategy to accelerate social and economic development of less developed areas in participating countries. IMT-GT was formed in 1993 with similar goals of promoting trade, investment, and tourism in less-developed states and provinces in Sumatra, Indonesia, Peninsular Malaysia, and Southern Thailand. Both sub-regional groups aim to harness private sector leadership in initiatives to promote cross-border investments and improve connectivity. (MindaNews)

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(owners of shops in town centers) play it in (DVDs) ,” said Datu Dolomonan Dawsay in vernacular. Dawsay is the head of the Salugpongan Ta ‘Tanu Igkanugon (Unite to Defend the Ancestral Land) orgnization.

not part of the new items and plantilla . It means that their current position is not in the new structure or there are fewer items provided in the new structure. However, employees affected may choose, whether they want to remain in government service or retire or be separated with benefits. But if the employee is qualified, he may be reappointed to a position comparable to his former position in the same job group with same Salary Grade (SG) or up to 3 SG levels higher. It means employees may change their position or job title or office but will still be working for DepEd using their skills and knowledge. Under the RAT Plan, government employees will be assigned to where their services and skills are most needed. The fourth option (retirement/separation), means they may choose not to work for the government anymore, but they will get more benefits than regular retirement or separation. Aside from what they would have benefitted from GSIS, they will also get additional incentives from government (through DBM) under EO 366. (Employees choosing this option cannot be appointed to a regular position in government agencies for the next 5 years (except in hospitals or public schools). For regular employees holding plantilla items under the new system, they need not worry. No one will lose their rank or position level. No one will be forced to retire. It is voluntary. No one will be forced out or retrenched from the organization. That is the RAT Plan. All affected employees have options on their own choices . They could be co-terminus to their requirements, meaning, they will report and work as employee until they retire, so nobody will be laid-off.

The Salugpongan is made distinct amongs other lumads of the town of Talaingod as they built it to resist a commercial logging operation in the early 1990s. Salugpongan has since built its own school, water facilities and purchased farm machineries with the help of advocates and support groups. The home of the nearest Sitio who belong to the Manobos of the Salugpungan organization is an hour away by motorcycle from the town center of Talaingod. The farthest can be reached in one or two days walk. Some children said they were ale to watch in a public viewing of previous Pacquiao fights at the town gym. “The nearby village of Santo Domingo in San Fernando, Bukidnon is eight hours away but we only go there to sell our produce, ” said Teody Mansimuy-at, a council member of Salugpungan. Mansimuy-at congratulated Pacquiao on his victory. “We are happy for his victory and we congratulate him. It’s the first time many of us saw him fight live,” said Mansimuy-at adding that many Manobos who watched didn’t immediately realize Pacquiao won until his hand was raised by the referee. “We Lumads hope he can visit us and help us with our as our problem too. We hope he can champion the struggles of the lumads, ” he said. (davaotoday.com)

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The second major contributor to the regional investments was Bukidnon sharing 18 percent at P1.49 billion. Most of these investments came from the agri-based and infra sectors. Majority of these were derived from Lapanday Diversified Products, Vi c e nte L a o hatche r y, He l m s Ag r i - B u s i n e s s , Anakciano Feedmill Plant, Dole North Skyland, and capital investment from business name registration. Lanao del Norte ranked third with P186.66 million generated from infra and services sector mostly from commercial buildings. Misamis Occidental and C amiguin, on t he other hand, recorded P94.60 million and P35.40 million worth of investments, respectively. B u l k of t h e i nv e s t ments in Misamis Occidental came from the infra and services sector c o mp r i s i n g m o s t l y o f CEO monitored investments and the establishm e nt of n e w Me rc u r y Drug Store in Oroquieta City while business name registrations and bank releases comprised majority of the investments in Camiguin. A report from Apipa P. Bagumbaran of the Philippine Information Agency, Region 10 (PIA-10).

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Raveness Special Gospel of the day:Luke1:67-79 Luke 1:67-79- that we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; To perform the mercy [promised] to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; The oath which he swore to our father Abraham, That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. And thou, child, shall be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shall go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us, To give light to them that sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace: This gospel teaches us about the proclamation of Zacharias about the “Messiah Jesus Christ.” He was the first who recognized Jesus as the savior of this earth. He was brave in telling the public about Jesus. Supposedly, we will imitate this man with regards to his “braveness” in telling Jesus to others. In Matthew 10:32-33-Whosoever therefore shall “confess” me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven. Therefore, Tell the truth: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, - Psg Antonio M Jordan (MS) PA - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!


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DOLE 11, partners prep up biggest Job Fair of the year The biggest and grandest job fair of the year will highlight the 112th Labor Day celebration. This was bared yesterday by Director Joffrey M. Suyao of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Davao region as the agency is now in the thick of its preparation for the biggest Job Fair in the region. DOLE Davao inked yesterday the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with its major sponsor and partner of hosting the Labor Job Fair: SM City of Davao, Gaisano Mall of Davao and Gaisano Mall of Tagum, and media outfits ABS-CBN and GMA Davao. “This is the biggest and grandest celebration Job fair of the year, as we embark to gather at least 10,000 job opening both for local and overseas employment in Davao Region,” Suyao said. The theme of this year’s Labor Day “Sa Sipag, Tiyaga at Talino, Buong Mundo Saludo sa Manggagawang Pilipino” according to Suyao, is a fitting description of the Filipino’s brand of workmanship and at-

titude. “As of Friday (April 11) we already have a total of 5,345 job vacancies from the total of 118 agencies and employers,” Suyao said. Of the number of employers, 88 were local companies and 30 were agencies for overseas employment. Meanwhile, the jobs for local employment totals 1,526 while for overseas employment counts 3,819. Top 12 Jobs With the combined job vacancies for both local and overseas employment, top 12 job with the most number applicants include Call Center Agent which of press time counts at 2,235; Customer Service Assistant, 162; Service Crew, 104; Administrative Clerk, 100; Office Cashier, Kitchen Crew, Warehouse Helper, Non-Formal Education Teacher; Carpenter (general); Insurance Salesman, Market salesperson; and Accounting Assistant. “We projected to cater only about 100 companies and agencies but as of the moment we already have 118 companies and are still counting. We are optimistic

to reach our goal of 10,000 jobs by May 1,” Suyao added. Mall Venues Gaisano Mall of Davao will hold the Job Fair on May 1-2, 2014. While SM City Davao will hold the event on May 1. Aside from the Davao City venues, Gaisano Mall of Tagum will also be hosting Job Fair on May 1 to cater applicants from the provinces of Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley and even those from Davao Oriental. “With the high number of job vacancies, we foresee that this job fair will provide opportunity for many jobseekers particularly the fresh graduates,” Suyao said. “The DOLE works to make it easy and fast for jobseekers to find jobs that fit their qualifications, interests, and career inclinations," he said, adding that: “During the Job Fair event , some applicants may also find opportunity to avail themselves of training programs from TESDA (Technical Education and Skills Development Authority).” DOLE’s Employment Cluster Head Lariele P.

Job Fair Partners. DOLE Davao Region Director Joffrey M. Suyao (2nd from left) along with (front row L-R) SM City Davao Assistant Mall Manager Wareen Rey M. Bautista, Gaisano Mall Head of Marketing Dondi C. Alentajan; ABS-CBN Public Service Officer for Mindanao Ad Roel Alcober, and GMA Davao News Anchor Tek Ocampo show the inked Memorandum of Agreement for hosting the Labor Day Job Fair. With them are personnel from SM, DOLE, and PESO. (Photo by Sherwin B. Manual/DOLE 11)

Arce said that prior to May 1 Job Fair, there will also be Phil-Job Net Online registration on April 26,-30 2014 from 10 :00 in the morning until 6:00 in the evening at Gaisano Mall of Davao and SM City of Davao. “During this event there will also be a One-StopShop with some other government agencies including TESDA; Professional

Regulation Commission (PRC); Social Security System (SSS); Philippine Insurance Corp (PhilHealth); Pag-IBIG; National Bureau of Investigation (NBI); National Statistics Office (NSO); Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Department of interior and Local Government (DILG); National Reintegration Center for OFWs (NRCO); and

Employment Compensation Commission (ECC),” Arce said. Further she said that Pre-Employment Seminar for Local Applicants (PESLA) will be conducted at the Davao City Public Employment Service Office (PESO) every Wednesday and Friday for the whole month of April. (Sherwin B. Manual/DOLE11)

PDIC advises borrowers of Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas (Zamboanga del Norte) to pay their obligations

A girl feeds porridge to a baby during a feeding program held in Villanueva town, Misamis Oriental. Poor residents of three adjacent barangays benefited from the free feeding project for the children in need of nourishment. (Photo by GERRY LEE GORIT)

NorMin generates P8.3 billion worth of investments in 4Q of 2013 By Apipa P. Bagumbaran of PIA-NorthMin

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A total of P8.33 billion worth of investments was poured in Northern Mindanao in the fourth quarter of 2013. Reports from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in the region show that the investments

generated during the quarter were higher by 358 percent compared to the P1.82 billion worth of investments monitored in the same quarter in 2012. The biggest contribution to the total regional investments was posted by Misamis Oriental sharing 78 percent or P6.52 billion. Bulk of the investments in the province, according to DTI, were

classified under the infra and services sector with 65 percent contribution, followed by the energy sectors with 25 percent share. These investments included those from the Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Hotel Tom, Anrae Real Estate Lessor, and Rosario’s Place. See normin, page 11

The Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), the Receiver of the closed Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas (Zamboanga del Norte), Inc., reminded borrowers of the bank to continue to pay their loans and transact only with authorized PDIC representatives. In a statement, PDIC advised borrowers of the Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas to pay their loans and other obligations directly at any Philippine National B ank (PNB) Branch under account name, PDIC FAO BURL RURAL BANK OF PRES. M.A. ROXAS. The Receiver cautioned borrowers that it has discontinued the engagement of the bank’s collectors. PDIC has not engaged any person to collect the loans of the bank. To ensure proper recording of payments made by borrowers, it further advised borrowers to keep copies of the PNB Deposit/Payment Slips. The Receiver emphasized that only payments with validated PNB Deposit/Payment Slips shall be considered valid payments. Official receipts will be issued by PDIC upon validation of payments. For proper accounting of their payments, borrowers who do not receive

their official receipts are advised to send a copy of their deposit slips by mail to the Deputy Receiver for loans Mr. Democrito L. Bitang at the PDIC Office, 5th Floor, SSS Bldg., Ayala Avenue corner V.A. Rufino St., Makati City or send via e-mail to Mr. Bitang at dlbitang@pdic.gov.ph or to Ms. Bettina Acosta at bnacosta@pdic.gov.ph. The Monetary Board (MB) placed the Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas under the receivership of the PDIC by virtue of MB Resolution No. 464 dated March 20, 2014. As Receiver, PDIC took over the bank on March 21, 2014. Upon takeover, all bank records were gathered, verified and validated. Rural Bank of Pres. M.A. Roxas is a two-unit rural bank with Head Office located in Pres. Manuel Roxas, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Peninsula. Its lone branch is located at Balintawak St., Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga Peninsula. Borrowers of the bank may also communicate with the PDIC – Loans Management Department I at (02) 841-4760 or 841-4992. Queries may also be sent through email at pad@pdic.gov.ph.

Mindanao Daily Northmin (April 15, 2014)  

Mindanao Daily Northmin (April 15, 2014)