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29 exhibitors participate in 1st Mindanao Medical Expo By MARK FRANCISCO and IRENE DAYO Staff members with CHENG ORDOÑEZ Associate Editor

Iligan City Rep. Belmonte withdraws mayoral quest

DOZENS of exhibitors from the medical industry in Mindanao have joined the 1st Mindanao Medical Expo now ongoing at the activity center of Centrio Mall in Cagayan de Oro City. The 1st Mindanao Medical Expo, organized by the Misamis Oriental Medical Society in cooperation with Mindanao Daily News, BusinessWeek Mindanao and the Department of Health (DOH), brings

the mayoral post here, has announced his withdrawal from the mayoral race in ILIGAN City––Rep. Varf 2016 amid allegations of Belmonte, the Liberal Party threat. (LP) standard bearer for See quest, page A11

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Rep. Rufus B. Rodriguez and Party List Rep. Maxie Rodriguez, Abante Mindanao (ABAMIN), distribute corn seeds and rice to the residents and farmers of Brgy. Tagpangi. Also in photo is Pastor Pensacola, president of the Peoples’ Organization, the beneficiary of RA 10452 authored by the Rodriguez brothers, about the reforestation of 3,000 hectare lot in Cagayan De Oro with a funding of PHP 37 million. KD

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NIA-10 opens new dam By Ercel Maandig

The National Irrigation Administration(NIA) in Northern Mindanao under the LaMisCa (Lanao del Norte, Misamis Oriental/Occidental and Camiguin Provinces)Irrigation Management Office (IMO)has recently inaugurated the See dam, page A11


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MAKATI CITY, Philippines-BPI Family Savings Bank recently reaped a string of recognitions for its mission to enable Filipinos to “achieve their dreams now rather than later“. The awards are: • Alpha Southeast Asia, Best SME Bank in the Philippines (for 6 consecutive years) • Alpha Southeast Asia, Best Mortgage Lending Bank in the Philippines (for 2 consecutive years) • The Asian Banker, Best Mortgage Product • Boomerang Awards, Digital Programs-Effectiveness in Sales “These awards inspire us to make our loans more accessible and affordable to countless Filipinos who are actively pursuing their dreams,” says BPI Family Savings Bank President Natividad Alejo. “Whether it’s through our products or

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Alpha Southeast Asia also named BPI Family Best Mortgage Lending Bank in the Philippines for the second consecutive year, fortifying BFSB’s position as a force in the real estate lending industry. Receiving the award from Alpha Southeast Asia’s Siddiq are (L-R) Nabbie Alejo, Ginbee Go and Vice President and Retail Mortgage Division Head Herbert Tuason.

BPI Family was named Best SME Bank in the Philippines by Alpha Southeast Asia for the sixth consecutive year. The Hong Kong-based institutional investment magazine recognized BPI Family’s efforts to strengthen Filipino entrepreneurs through its Ka-Negosyo product. Receiving the award are (L-R) BPI Retail Lending Head Ginbee Go, BPI Family Bank President Nabbie Alejo and Senior Vice President and Ka Negosyo Loans Division Head Cedoy Roces (extreme right) from Alpha Southeast Asia CEO and Publisher Siddiq Bazarwala.

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universities or colleges to penetrate our own markets while we are the nations do nothing. The strategy is that the government together with investors or private universities or colleges to establish international departments or divisions. Another strategy is also by opening the new universities or colleges with the international levels. If even these two strategies cannot be done, there must be collaboration with other foreign universities or colleges to have the international education institutions as part of the domestic universities or colleges. Whatever strategies to be done, there must be a mission of improving the nations by providing the best quality of education. We can realize that any nation in the world must be balanced in terms of education quality for the whole people in the country. More logically, the balance of education quality should also be prepared both in the global level in the world and the national level. Otherwise, there must be social and economic discrepancies among the nations in the world and especially among the people in a country. Many people are busy with their day-to-day operation and this can make

them trapped in the monotonous activities. This kind of management will endanger the whole nation because they cannot reach the high level of standard both educational quality and finally living standard. The international conference, which is held today should also address this phenomenon so that the HEIs can start their new strategies for innovation and improvement. Quality in higher education should not only be increased, but also balanced among the nations in the global area and national regions. Researchers, intellectuals, as well as the policy makers in the Philippines and Indonesia should, handin-hand, collaborate with private and government agencies together with industries to improve the HEIs quality in both national and international scales. This is due to the global era which invites the nations and the governments as well as the intellectuals to make a good decision for innovation. Improving education quality is the first step to developing the nations. Grab our own markets before they are taken by others! ••• Dr. Djuwari Sarkawi is the Director of Language Laboratory, STIE Perbanas Surabaya. He is also the guest lecturer at Ottimmo International Master gourmet Academy, Surabaya; The advisor of Indonesia

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toxic POPs like furan and dioxins. These activities include forest fires, burning of sugarcane and agricultural residues, as well as waste burning and accidental fires. Inventories of participating countries have revealed that open burning accounts for more than one kilogram toxicity equivalent per year of polychlorinated dibenzop-dioxins and dibenzofurans (PCDD/PCDFs) released into the environment. These chemicals are considered “probable carcinogens” that can accumulate in fatty tissues in humans and lead to increased risk for tumors, diabetes and thyroid disorders. Other effects have also been noted on reproduction and sexual development, and the immune and nervous systems.

with full consideration of all disaster to happen if this threatened, endangered, and project will push through. Thus, we register our strong vulnerable species.” For its part, FSMRC said opposition to the King-king that aside from addressing copper-gold project,” it said. It added: “These conthe threats to biodiversity, the Aquino government cerns must not be dismissed must “look at the adverse by the Aquino government social impact this foreign- as simply anti-mining proowned mining project will paganda. If the Aquino govimpose not only on the five ernment cannot protect barangays directly within our treasured biodiversity, the project area but also on who will?” The NI 43-101 is a neighboring communities whose water supply will “codified set of rules and guidelines for reporting also be affected”. “Health problems and and displaying information loss of livelihood are also related to mineral properexpected to result from ties owned by, or explored the King-king copper-gold by, companies which report these results on stock project,” it said. “The DENR must see to exchanges within Canada. it that these recommenda- This includes foreign-owned tions are being addressed. mining entities who trade However, given the gov- on stock exchanges overseen ernment’s track-record in by the Canadian Securiallowing environmental ties Administrators, even plunderers and destroyers if they only trade on Over from page A8 to go on with their business The Counter (OTC) derivamight be helpful in de- like in the 2012 Philex mine tives or other instrumented cision making for families spill, we expect another securities.” (MindaNews) and physicians on the appropriateness and timing of early animal exposure.” While the study indicated that children who grow up with dogs or farm animals have reduced risks of asthma later in life, the researchers also cautioned that children with estabKagay-an Festival 1st lished allergic to cats or dogs should avoid them. Oro Lechoneros Encuentro Champion (PNA/Xinhua)

government agencies, such as the Departments of Public Works and Highways, Agriculture, and Interior and Local Government were also present during the event. They are expected to become executing partners for the project. The project will introduce globally recognized techniques and practices in creating resource-efficient waste management systems to cut POP emissions produced unintentionally and released into the atmosphere. It aims to reduce the POP release at the pilot sites by 90 percent. It also aims for five major outcomes: to improve legislation specifically on introducing best available techniques (BAT) and best environmental practices (BEP) for open burning; strengthen the institution to implement BAT/BEP; demonstrate such practices in open burning sources; improve knowledge and understanding on BAT/ BEP and connected risks; and establish a monitoring from page A8 and evaluation system. offset program, will be Open burning activities were found to be releasing developed and implemented

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Uy’s foothold in Oro politics FROM a barangay kagawad to becoming a congressman, Rolando “Klarex” Uy has grown to become a formidable political force in Cagayan de Oro. When he started as out as barangay kagawad or village councilman in the city’s biggest barangay or village of Carmen years ago, he was ignored by the politicians and the powers that be in the city. He wasn’t considered important enough, then, nor even a threat to the incumbents. Uy, the guy from Misamis Occidental was shy in disposition, but whose asset was giving that friendly smile to everyone he meets. Nowadays, it’s quite different for Uy as his support is eagerly sought by the incumbent officials and those aspiring to run for office. More importantly, no one is willing to challenge him on his turf. From the reports I gathered, incumbent Vice Mayor Ian Acenas, former mayor and congressman Constantino Jaraula and former congressman Benjo Benaldo don’t want to challenge Uy. These men don’t want to risk ending their political career by running against Uy, who has established barangay Carmen and Cagayan de Oro’s 1st district as his bailiwick. And Uy didn’t establish his foothold in barangay Carmen overnight. He is the personification of the common man who made it in the cutthroat world of

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politics usually dominated by the rich and elite by knowing what the people in his district needs and wants. Uy or “Landoy” as his wife and close family calls him set about building his niche in the first district by opening his house to everyone. It is like Malacañang except that it isn’t gated or secured by barricades or high walls with barbed wire. Uy’s house is visited by all people, especially the poor who need food, medicines and fare. The kitchen is the busiest part of the house. Those who visit can partake of the hot soup or any food the family is eating. All is welcome to eat in Uy’s house so long as you tell him the purpose of your visit. Uy quickly made a name for himself in Carmen and gaining the trust and confidence of residents there for his personalized and sensitive approach to

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the common problems in the barangay. Other politicians rent a place or a part of their house is allocated where their constituents can visit, but not in Uy’s home where it is shared with whoever is visiting at the moment. Again, Uy’s endorsement is now sought by local officials and politicians alike because he knows the people of his district by name and he is more talkative with these people instead of the people wearing barong Tagalog or suits. Let’s pause for a little throwback moment; Uy hired me to handle his media/PR campaign in 2010 when he ran for mayor and I gladly accepted the offer because I know he was an easy sell. If he was a product I have to sell there is no change of the product because Uy knows already what the public wants. I know that he, not former mayor Vicente Emano, won in that controversial 2010 election. He has never been afraid to take a chance or to make a decision that can take a potentially life-changing wrong turn. Uy made a U-turn when he abandoned his protest in the 2010 election and opted to run as barangay chairman of Carmen anew so he can rebuild his “political turf.” When he won as congressman in Cagayan de Oro’s first district few expected that Uy, the perennially shy man from Jimenez, Misamis Occidental, can

win a seat in Congress. Everything can change. This piece may sound too biased for Uy but anyone who knows him, including his opponents and wouldbe opponents, have a lot to learn from Him. He may not be articulate, but he possesses a kind spirit that is obvious to anyone. Indeed, it is hard to fight Uy as his instinct for the campaign trail was second to none. He knows his district like the back of his hand, practically traveling to every inch of land and talking with the people many times to establish that enviable breadth of knowledge, wisdom and experience that few politicians can ever hope to achieve, let alone match. ••• (Susan Palmes-Dennis is a veteran journalist from Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao in the Philippines is now employed teacher assistant in one of the school systems in the Carolinas. Read her blogs on susanpalmesstraightfrom the Carolinas.com and at http:// www.blogher.com/myprofile/spdennis54. These and other articles also appear at http://www.sunstar.com. ph/author/2582/susanpalmes-dennis. You can also connect with her through her Pinterest account at http://www.pinterest.com/ pin/41025046580074350/) and https://w w w.facebook.com/pages/ Straight-from-the-Carolinas-/494156950678063)

countries are identified as the biggest market base. More interestingly, in Asian level, there will be the biggest markets too. These markets in the Asian level are China, India, Africa, and again Indonesia and the Philippines. In the context of education sector, the international colleges or universities are trying to broaden their territories by expanding to at least theses five countries. They try hard to grab their new students as the student intake by grabbing the prospective students as their potential markets. The most interesting phenomenon is that, both in ASEAN level and Asian level, the Philippines and Indonesia are still the markets which need to be grabbed

by them. This evidence provides us with the beneficial clues, especially for all the HEIs and educators as well as the policy makers in the two countries—the Philippines and Indonesia—to make strategic decisions. The strategic decision is that, these two countries should grab the opportunity for increasing the HEIs’ broad mindedness. It means that the policy makers must provide some strategies to the colleges or universities for improving the scale of education management. For example, they should lead the HEIs to become both national and international higher education institution levels. The strategy above is intended to avoid other

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IASPER stand for International Association of Scholarly Publisher, Editors, and Reviewers. This is a good chance for the researchers and university faculties or lecturers, to get involved in international conferences. By joining such an academic activity, the scientists with their knowledge can be improved. The knowledge and science being digested will also be more sustainable. On this occasion, there is good news about the global issues prevailing nowadays.

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Recently, it was discussed by some intellectuals who are interested in international higher education institutions (HEIs). The Philippines and Indonesia— in ASEAN level—are considered the best markets in terms of getting the new students for international HEIs. It is predicted that even up to 2030, these two

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LCEs, info officers and media gather for PhilHealth SHInES in Caraga BUTUAN City--A huge success. This is how the recently concluded Social Health Insurance Education Series (SHInES) in Caraga can be described, if one goes by the number of participants who attended the activity. The two-day orientation held at the Almont Inland Resort, this city brought in

some 400 participants from the local government units, media, academe, national government agencies and non-government organization-partners, region-wide. About 27 media practitioners from different trimedia outfits, 58 information officers of government and non-government offices, and representatives

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES) C I T Y O F D A V A O................)S.S. JOINT AFFIDAVIT OF TOTAL AGGREGATE LANDHOLDING and NON-TENANCY WE, ROSITA LABAWAN-MARTIZANO, of legal age, widow, ERLIE MARTIZANO-ARANAS, of legal age, married to Robert C. Aranas, and EBENEZER L. MARTIZANO III, of legal age, single all Filipino citizens, and are residents of Tamayong, Calinan, Davao City, after having been sworn in accordance with law hereby depose and say; 1. That we are the HEIRS mentioned in the instrument entitled as EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF DECEASED EBEN A. MARTIZANO designated as Doc. No. ____; Page No. ___; Book No. 58; Series of 2015 executed before Notary Public ATTY. LUCILO B. SARONA, JR., of Davao City; 2. That as heirs of the aforementioned instrument we hereby state that our total landholding does not exceed of five (5) hectares retention ceiling limit, and that the said property is part of our retention area; 3. That the properties are not tenanted; 4. That we are executing this affidavit to attest to the truth of the foregoing and to inform the authorities concerned and for whatever purpose it may serve best; IN WITNESS WHEREOF, We have hereunto set our hands this 28th day of July 2015 at the City of Davao, Philippines. (SGD.) ROSITA LABAWAN-MARTIZANO Heir-Spouse Senior ID No. 41454

(SGD.) ERLIE MARTIZANO-ARANAS Heir-Daughter TIN No. 939-581-166-000

(SGD.) EBENEZER L. MARTIZANO III Heir-Son Philhealth ID No. 16-025677184-2 SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 28th day of July 2015, at the City of Davao, Philippines. Doc. No. 358 Page No. 72 Book No. 58 Series of 2015. MDN: OCT. 28, NOV. 4 & 11, 2015

from civic organizations and the academe attended the SHInES for the multisectoral audience held on the first day. The SHInES for Local Chief Executives (LCEs) gathered almost 250 participants that included 15 mayors and representatives from the different LGUs in the region, and the gover-

nor of Agusan del Norte. PhilHealth officers and staff members from various Local Health Insurance Offices in the region also came to learn more about new developments and updates on membership and benefits. PhilHealth Caraga Regional Vice President for Caraga Johnny Sychua welcomed the participants to

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

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

the SHInES for media and gave a rundown of the topics to be discussed. “We want to share with you the importance of this activity, why we are conducting this for all of you, since you are our partners in sharing the right information to our members,” Sychua said. He added that, “our agenda include IECs on ALAGA

Ka series, ReachOut, and other relevant activities that we regularly conduct.” PhilHealth’s executive vice president and chief operating officer Ramon Aristoza, Jr. urged the media “not only to help PhilHealth in promoting the National Health Insurance Program but also help us curb and report fraud.” He said that this activity brings in the intended participants as advocates of the program. During the SHInES for LCEs, Governor Ma. Angela Rosedell Amante-Matba of Agusan del Norte enthusiastically shared how the provincial government was

CIVIL CASE NO.2015-071

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

RUSSEL JANGAD RAGOS, CIVIL CASE No. 2015-068 Petitioner, -Versus- FOR: JUDICIAL DECREE OF DIVORCE (FASKH) AARON SCOTT FEIL TANDOC and THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of BUBONG, LANAO DEL SUR, Respondents. X- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - /

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

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

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


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DAVAO City--Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte welcomed the move by travelers to seal their baggage with

plastic cellophane before submitting for security check at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. He told reporters that he personally experienced this

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problem with her babysitter in May this year when they discovered a bullet in her baggage during an initial security check at the airport. The younger Duterte

revealed the police did not bother to arrest her babysitter and simply took the bullet upon knowing that the person was his companion. “We were also wondering

Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that IRISH LOU M. ARCAYENA has filed with this office a petition for the change of first name from “IRIS” to “IRISH LOU” in the Certificate of Live Birth of IRISH LOU EDMILAO MARTINEZ who was born on February 11, 1975 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ERNESTO PANTALONAN MARTINEZ and LYNDA GAID EDMILAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 6, 2015.

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that DAYANARA JOY AH IT DEUMA has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error to correct the Child’s Date of Birth from “11 NOVEMBER 1995” to “12 NOVEMBER 1995” in her Certificate of Live Birth bearing Registry No. 95-3662 who was born on 12 NOVEMBER 1995 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are DIANA ROSE AHIT and DANILO DELIMA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than OCTOBER 19. 2015.

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why there was a bullet in her bag which was simply taken by the police,” he said. Duterte said the law is very strict on carrying an explosive like a bullet inside the airport. He warned passengers to be watchful of their baggage when traveling through the airport. Earlier, Councilor Karlo Bello, chair of the committee on human rights, in a privilege speech took potshots on the tanim-bala malpractice and underscored to respect the rights of airline passengers accused of bullets found in their luggage. He said security checks may be justified due to the occurrence of terrorism, but it must be done by persons with integrity. Bello said that under

the hands of persons with ill-motive, this procedure can be called a procedure for persecution. He expressed support to the call to investigate the laglag-bala modus operandi, especially the one that involved an engineer who was accused of illegal possession of bullet following a security check at the Davao International Airport, where a bullet was found in his bag. “I like was call the national leadership to ensure the security and safety of the passengers, which is more important than our reputation before the international community,” Bello said. Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair of the committee on finance observed See hit, page A7

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from page A6 that at the NAIA, many of the victims are those with connecting flights overseas from their domestic flights in the Philippines. He said most of the victims are either foreigners or overseas Filipino workers. Dayanghirang called this modus operandi as unfair to the efforts of OFWs. “I condemned this deed to the highest degree of condemnation and I called on the president to take full responsibility to remove the entire team responsible at law enforcement at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport while the investigation is ongoing,” he said. Dayanghirang said the presi-

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from page A5 able to make the no balance billing (NBB) really work in local government-owned Cabadbaran District Hospital, citing success factors such as prudent use of the revolving fund as well as retraining of hospital employees to make them more efficient in assisting PhilHealth members. The governor challenged her colleagues in the region to do the same and implement the no balance billing in hospitals in their respective localities to help alleviate the financial woes of poor patients.“I challenge other LGUs to implement the no balance billing for poor patient-members in their area,” Matba said. PhilHealth president and chief executive officer Alexander A. Padilla mentioned that “for the last seven months we have been going around the country to conduct this activity to really impart the importance of the new NHI Act of 2013 which espouses a paradigm shift in the implementation of the program.” The PhilHealth chief also shared that “five years ago, PhilHealth was giving out P300 to P400 million a week but at present, we are paying about P1.7 billion a week in reimbursements.” With this trend, PhilHealth benefit payments may reach around P100 billion at the end of this year. Padilla urged the LCEs to go beyond the election fever and “be responsible for those who are enrolled in their LGUs and push for the enrollment of Barangay Health Workers and Nutrition Scholars for them to be part of the program.” Making reference to the policy on Accredited Collecting Agents for PhilHealth, the PhilHealth Chief said that the local government units are the perfect collection windows through which premium payments from all PhilHealth members in their localities may be received. The SHInES aims to further the knowledge and awareness of PhilHealth’s external partners on the NHIP to make them strong and effective advocates of the program. (Dr. Israel Francis A. Pargas, PhilHealth/PIA-Caraga) NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a parcel of land identified as Lot No. 3749-A, with an area of 975 sq. meters, with T.D No. 07952, s. 2006 declared in the name of Magdalina Ladao, (for taxation purposes) located at Manuyog, Sagay, Camiguin, Province. That Alfonso Rabongue Sapa, Christina Sapa – Amba and Sonia Sapa – Lonon are this absolute co-owners and possessors of the said property having acquired from their deceased father Silvino Ladao Sapa, who also in turn inherited the same from her late mother Macaria Ladao, (sister of the said Magdalina Ladao). The said real property is the subject of Deed of Absolute Sale. Sold in favor of Teodoro A. Garin and Charita Gadot – Garin, executed by heirs, under the notarial registry of Atty. Marciano LL. Aparte Jr., Per Doc. No. 326; Page No. 67; Book No. XI; Series of 2007: MDN: OCT. 21, 28 & NOV. 4, 2015

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dent’s action will show that it is indeed on the straight path or tuwid na daan and that the government means business in dealing with this unacceptable deed.

He said the only way to get back the confidence of the people on government, is to remove entirely the law enforcers and the NAIA. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

Publication Notice R.A. 9048 CFN-0012-2015 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that OTELIA T. BESTO has filed with this Office, a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME (CFN) from “JUVY” to “MELANIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUVY TUTO BESTO bearing Registry No. 85-496, who was born on 12 MAY 1985 at Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental and whose parent are OTELIA TUTO and DAMASINO BESTO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than OCTOBER 19, 2015. (SGD.)ATTY. MARGIE LUSTRE LUMA-AD City Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 28 & NOV 4, 2015

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan De Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that MELINDA A. NOB has filed with this office a petition for the change of first name from “FLOMA” to “FLOMA MARIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of FLOMA LABIANO who was born on August 26, 1965 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are FLORIAN LABIANO and MAURA CAYLO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 5, 2015. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 28 & NOV 4, 2015

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan De Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that EDGAR LOUIE EDMILAO MARTINEZ has filed with this office a petition for the change of first name from “EDGAR” to “EDGAR LOUIE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of EDGAR EDMILAO MARTINEZ who was born on August 25, 1971 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ERNESTO PANTALUNAN MARTINEZ and LYNDA GAID EDMILAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 6, 2015. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: OCT 28 & NOV 4, 2015

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LANAO DEL SUR 12TH Judicial Region Branch 8-Marawi City IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH

Spcl. Proc. No. 2290-15

MUSTAPHA AZIS LOMONDOT, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MARAWI CITY, Respondent, x-------------------------------------------x ORDER Claiming that petitioner was born on January 6, 1956 but the NSO generated copy of his certificate of Live Birth issued by the respondent Local Civil Registrar of Marawi City shows his date of birth is February 16, 1952. He filed the instant petition to correct his said date of birth from February 16, 1952 to January 6, 1956; and finding it sufficient in form and substance. It is set for hearing on November 19, 2015 at 8:30 in the morning at Hall of Justice, Marawi City and anybody interested in the petition should appear and show cause if any, why it should not be granted. Petitioner must publish this order in a newspaper of general circulation in Marawi City once a week for three consecutive weeks. Furnish copies hereof to the petitioner, his counsel, the respondents and the Office of the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. Marawi City, Philippines, October 6, 2015. (SGD) RASAD G. BALINDONG Acting Presiding Judge MDN: Oct 28, Nov 4 & 11, 2015

NOTICE to All CEPALCO Customers Subject: Load Shedding Schedule for November 4-7, 2015 Due to Continuing Power Supply Shortage in Mindanao Please see below the DAILY LOAD SHEDDING SCHEDULE AND FEEDER GROUPINGS within the CEPALCO service area for November 4-7, 2015. Again, actual switch off and switch on time may vary (but still within the announced time period) depending on the actual load curtailment levels set by NGCP on CEPALCO, which changes every hour. When load levels are within allocation, CEPALCO will not effect any interruption at all.

BELOW ARE THE GROUPINGS BY FEEDERS:

GROUP 1 AREAS CARMEN FEEDER 1: 1. Greater portion of Carmen proper along Lirio St. from Trinity Tree St. towards Oak St., Max Suniel St., Vamenta Blvd. up to corner Jasmin St. including Waterlily St. and Carmen Market area. 2. Along Mabolo St. from Lirio St. towards corner Rosal St. including portion of Marigold St. from Mabolo St.. 3. Portion of Carmen: vicinities along Vamenta Blvd. from Fernandez St. towards greater part of Ilaya including: portions of Ipil St. and Mahogany St. from Fernandez St.; Seriña St. from COA towards Gumamela Ext., Guani Coliseum and Maharlika Police Station. 4. All of Macanhan, Carmen towards all of Lower Balulang. KAUSWAGAN FEEDER 2: 1. NHA Phase 3, Kauswagan towards Gaisano Warehouse. 2. Along Kauswagan Highway bounded from Toyota Service Center towards Westbound Terminal including former Ramcar and Magnolia area. 3. Greater portion of Barangay Bulua along National Highway and all of Barangay Iponan. PUEBLO FEEDER 1 1. Portions of Upper Carmen towards Dagong including SM CITY; PRYCE HOTEL; SPUM & SEARSOLIN. 2. Portions of Carmen: along vicinities of Villarin St. towards portion of Canitoan-Pagatpat Road up to Landfill area; including St. Mary’s Academy (formerly Cathedral School of Technology), Golden Village, City Hospital-DOH Area, COWD reservoir and Seriña St. from Villarin St. down to Madonna and Child Hospital. 3. Max Suniel St. from Villarin St. down towards portion of Mabolo St.; including Matilde Neri St., Dabatian St. and Cagayan de Oro College area; and; portion of Lirio St. area. 4. Country Village Hotel and NIA. CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 1 1. Greater portion of the City Poblacion along Hayes St. from Daumar St. up to Pabayo St.; S.Daumar St. up to corner JR. Borja St.; all of Mortola St.; portion of JR Borja St. from Mortola St. up to corner Velez St., including Aguinaldo St. up to corner Justo Ramonal St., 2. Along Corrales Ave. from Justo Ramonal towards FICCO corner Fernandez St., including Yacapin St. towards Capistrano St., 3. Portions of T. Chaves St. from Corrales Ave. up to Tiano Bros. St. including portions of A.Velez St. from Hayes St. CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 4: 1. Portions of Camaman-an along JR Borja Extension from junction of Macajalar-JR Borja Extension up to Cronin Village including James Way Hatchery. 2. Portions of Camaman-an near and including towards Manto to San Jose and St. Vianney Seminaries, greater portion of Camaman-an proper towards Bontong, Bolonsori up to Upper Camaman-an and Hayes Subdivision including Tipolohon and Alegria Hills Subdivision. 3. All of Limketkai Commercial Center, including McDonalds, PNB and Allied Bank; including Discovery and Malbery Hotels. 4. Lapasan-Camaman-an road from Pimentel, Sta. Cruz towards LKKS-Natasha bldg. including Bagong Lipunan, Grand Caprice, Pearlmont and Conchita Hotels up to Cogon area of Yacapin St. side. 5. Osmeña St. from corner CM Recto Ave. to Cogon up to corner Hayes St; JR Borja St. bounded by V.Roa and Roxas Sts.; portion of Limketkai Drive from Osmeña St. to LKKS-Shell. 6. All of Osmena Extension including Capitol University. GROUP 2 AREAS TAGOLOAN FEEDER 1 1. Portion of Natumulan old road from El Mundo down to Casinglot, Tagoloan 2. All the Barangays of Bugo, Puerto, Upper Puerto to Alae area, Tin-ao, Agusan and Balubal area, Tablon, up to Nestle including Sapong and Palalan. 3. FirstGen, Menzi-Agri and DMPI-Manolo. MACASANDIG FEEDER 1: 1. All of Barangay Macasandig from Tambo to Tibasak to Mandumol up to Taguanao area. 2. Along 26th St., Nazareth from corner 15th St. towards 14th up to portion of Apollo St. 3. Along Tomas Saco St. from Capt.Edrote St. towards Fernandez St. including St. Agustin Cathedral; including Fern Hill St. up to 15th-26th St. Nazareth. 4. Along Hayes St. from corner Velez St. towards City Hall area. 5. Along the streets of Burgos St. and Capistrano St. bounded from Hayes St. up to corner Mabini St.. 6. Along T.Chaves St. from Burgos St. up to corner Tiano Bros. St. 7. Along the streets of Rizal St., Tiano Bros. St., and Velez St. bounded from Hayes St. up to Pacana St. 8. Along Pabayo St. bounded from Fernandez St. up to Pacana St. 9. San Agustin St., Gaerlan St.,Abejuela St., Tirso Neri St., Cruz Taal St. Gomez St. and Pacana St.. 10. A long J.R.Borja St. bounded from Pabayo St. towards Burgos St. 11. Along Mabini St. from Velez St. up to Burgos St. PUEBLO FEEDER 2: 1. Portion of Upper Carmen, Upper Balulang and all of Brgy. Lumbia including; PNR Sawmill, Shop and Transmitter; Pueblo de Oro, Camella Homes, Xavier Estates, Xavier Heights, Xavier High School, Golden Glow Village, Golden Glow North 1 & 2, Hillsborough, Philam Life, Morning Mist, all of Gran Europa including Portico, La Mirande, Lissandra, La Buena Vida, Frontiera and Montana, Vista Grande & Vista Verde Subdivisions. 2. Lumbia Airport & Rio Verde and BPC plant.

3. Along West Diversion road from crossing PN Roa Road down up to Silver Creek Subdivision.

BALOY FEEDER 2: 1. From Suy Sing Warehouse-Umalag, Tablon down to Barangay Baloy, Cugman, Gusa, and greater portion of Lapasan Highway up to corner Agora-Shell. 2. Agora Market area including Gaabucayan Extension and portion of Lapasan particularly Sto. Nino and Tabaco. 3. Malasag, FS Catanico, Upper Gusa and Indahag including Alegria Hills Office. 4. Mitimco VILLA FEEDER 1: 1. From Villa Mila Subd., Villanueva to Jasaan up to Green Waters. 2. Brgy. Natubo, Jasaan and Cabulig HEP GROUP 3 AREAS CARMEN FEEDER 2: 1. Portion of Carmen along Yacal St. towards Lirio St., portion of Vamenta Blvd from Poldo’s Lechon towards RN Pelaez Blvd., Waling-waling St. up to GSIS area including Ferrabrel St., Mango St. and portion of Rosal St. and Marigold St.. 2. All of Kauswagan proper, Bonbon and Bayabas. 3. Along Montalban St. from near Tiano Bros. St. towards Burgos St., del Pilar St. and Magsaysay St. including portions of Macahambus St. and Abellanosa St. from Burgos St.. 4. Portions of Antonio Luna St. from corner Corrales Ave.; towards vicinities along Apolinar Velez St. up to corner Mabini St. including portion of: Macahambus St. from Apolinar Velez St. and Tiano Bros. St. from Macahambus St. CARMEN FEEDER 3: 1. Greater part of Patag including Calamansi Drive, Camp Evangelista, Apovel subdivision, Terry Hills subdivision and Anhawon, Bulua area. 2. Along 6th Division Road from Calamansi Drive up to Citi Hardware, Bulua near DPWH Depot. KAUSWAGAN FEEDER 1: 1. NHA Phase 1 and Phase 2, Kauswagan towards Buara and drainage area. 2. Capisnon area along San Pedro St. from Manila Broadcasting Radio Station towards Las Piedras St. including San Lucas St. 3. All of RER Subdivision Phases I & 2 including Dolores compound; 4. Along Kauswagan Highway bounded from Molawan St. towards Kauswagan Savemore; 5. All of Barangay Consolacion. 6. CDO Medical Center area along and bounded by Capistrano St., Echem St. up to corner Akut St., A.Velez St., and Recto Ave.(UCCP side) including Licoan-Shell and Sacred Heart School. 7. Portion of A.Luna St. towards all of Mabulay Subdivision and V.Roa St. including portion of the Provincial Capitol and Provincial Hospital Area. 8. Corrales Ext. from Gaisano Mall towards most of PPA area. 9. Julio Pacana St. from Recto Avenue towards all of Macabalan area. TAGOLOAN FEEDER 2 1. Portion of Natumulan, greater Tagoloan proper, all the Barangays of Baluarte, Pulot, Sugbongcogon, and Gracia, Tagoloan, PACCO/Vicmar area. 2. From back of Tagoloan Convent including St. Mary’s School to Siayon, Tagoloan. 3. All the Barangays of Sta. Cruz, Mohon, Sta. Ana and Sto. Rosario. 4. Centro San Martin, Villanueva up to Solane including Kirahon Resettlement area and KSEC PV Plant. VILLA FEEDER 2 1. Greater Part of Villanueva, from LKKS-Villa towards Villanueva Proper including the Barangays of Dayawan, Katipunan, Kalingagan and Villa-Looc including Banban CAMAMAN-AN FEEDER 2: 1. Along Hayes St. from Camaman-an towards Capt. Vicente Roa St. up to corner Justo Ramonal Ext., including Pinikitan, Adela, Balangiao area, Quirino St. and Yacapin Ext.. 2. Along J. Ramonal Ext. from Sto. Niño, Cogon towards V.Roa St. and R. Chavez St. up to Corrales Ave. towards corner A.Luna St.; D. Velez St., JR Borja Sts between V. Roa St. up to PNB/Everbest including Daumar Sts. to Yacapin Ext. up to Doña Nieves St. 3. All of Nazareth Subd. and Ramonal Village. From Hayes12th Sts towards 12th -21st Sts.; along 21st from 12th St. to T.Saco-6th Sts. up to corner 21st – 2nd Sts. 4. Along 21st St., Nazareth from corner 27th St. towards 20th,15th up to 14th St. including Asian Crystal Compound. 5. Along 14th St., Nazareth from corner 10th St. towards 11th, 12th, 13th, 23rd, 21st up to 26th St including Xavier University Grade School. 6. Along 15th St. Nazareth from corner 9th St. towards 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 23rd, 24th, 21st up to 26th St. including Barangay Hall, Tennis Court and Gym. 7. Along 16th St., Nazareth from corner 9th St. towards 10th up to 11th St. We hope all CEPALCO customers & the public in general will be guided by this announcement. With the continuing power shortage in Mindanao, CEPALCO enjoins everyone to CONSERVE ELECTRICITY! Thank you. Released by: Marilyn A. Chavez Senior Manager Customer & Community Relations Dept.


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HE Tubbataha Reefs Natural Marine Park (TRNMP), a marine protected area in the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea, will be launched as an ASEAN Heritage Park (AHP) on Noveber 5. Karen Lapitan, the development communications consultant of the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, said in an invitation letter to the media that Tubbataha will be launched as a

heritage park after its nomination was approved by the 12th Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment in October 2014. She said the world-famous

marine park shall be the seventh AHP in the Philippines. The other AHPs are Mt. Makiling Forest Reserve (Laguna), Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wi ld life Sanc tu ar y (D avao Oriental), Mt. Iglit-Baco National Park (Mindoro), Mt. Apo Natural Park (Davao), Mt. Kitanglad Range Natural Park (Bukidnon), and Mt. Malindang Range Natural Park (Misamis Occidental). The AHP Programme is a flagship initiative of the As-

dolphins, whales, and seabirds live in the area. Sea cows and whale sharks also live in the region. The sea cow species and all species of sea turtle found in the region are listed as endangered,” the report said. “Phyto-, nano-, zoo-, and ichthyoplankton, as well as coral and benthic species were found in abundance during oceanographic surveys which included diving surveys. The sea grass density ranged from 772.0 to 3,174.2 shoots per square meter,” it noted. M3 said that given the threats “it will likely be necessary to implement ongoing monitoring for these species and modify Project activities accordingly to avoid habitat disturbance.” It also recommends that a “comprehensive Biodiversity Action Plan, including a welldesigned biodiversity

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Wednesday launched a new project aiming to reduce air pollution from open burning, which can cause serious health problems and damage the environment. The project was meant to showcase the best available techniques and environmental practices in open burning activities in response to the Stockholm Convention on persistent organic pollutants (POPs). It is to be implemented by the DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) and DENR Foreign Assisted and Special Projects Service (FASPS), along with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), under a US$1.512million grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). DENR Assistant Secretary and concurrent EMB Director Juan Miguel Cuna said that the project is also being implemented in four other Asian countries. These are Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia and Vietnam. “This project launch reaffirms our support, on the national and regional levels, as well as our unrelenting strong partnership with UNIDO, to address the global problem on POPs and accelerate strategies to reduce them,” he stated. During the project launch, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed between the EMB and General Santos City, one of the two pilot demonstration sites in the country. The other is Lapu Lapu City in Cebu province. Cuna signed the MOA on behalf of the EMB, while city administrator Atty. Arnel Zapatos signed on behalf of the GenSan LGU. Under the deal, the local government of GenSan agrees to ensure acceptance and support of the project by stakeholders through consultations, and take steps to prohibit open burning while shifting to recycling or reusing wastes that are commonly burned. It also agrees to provide counterpart contributions in cash or kind and ensure the proper utilization of financial resources through ordinances. GenSan will submit periodic reports to the EMB and UNIDO as part of regular coordination activities. For its part, the EMB will assign coordinators and focal persons to provide technical assistance in the implementation of the project work plan. The bureau will also coordinate with other agencies and institutions to support the project and perform periodic monitoring activities on the progress of the project. Representatives from other national and local

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sociation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The programme is a network of ASEAN’s best protected areas with high biodiversity and conservation values. On Decembe 18, 2003, the ASEAN Ministers of Environment signed the ASEAN Declaration of Heritage Parks “in an effort to conserve areas of particular biodiversity importance or exceptional uniqueness throughout the ASEAN member states.”

Early exposure to dogs, far animals may cut asthma risk CHILDREN who are exposed to dogs or farm animals during their first year of life may have a reduced risk of asthma at the age of six, according to a study published Monday by the US journal JAMA Pediatrics. The findings are in accordance with the so-called hygiene hypothesis, which suggests that too clean environments promote allergies, including asthma. “Earlier studies have shown that growing up on a farm reduces a child’s risk of asthma by about half,” lead author Tove Fall of the Uppsala University in Sweden, said in a statement. “We wanted to see if this relationship also was true also for children growing up with dogs in their homes.” In the new study, Fall and colleagues looked at data from all of the more than 1 million children born from 2001 through 2010 in Sweden, where dog owners have been required by law to register their pet since 2001. The analyses included nearly 660,000 preschool-age or schoolage children who are exposed to dogs or farm animals. They found that dog exposure during the first year of life was associated with a 13 percent decreased risk of asthma in sixyear-old children, while farm animal exposure cut the risk by 52 percent. The researchers noted that their results were independent of parental asthma or whether the child was first-born. “For what we believe to be the first time in a nationwide setting, we provide evidence of a reduced risk of childhood asthma in sixyear-old children exposed to dogs and farm animals,” they wrote. “This information See risk, page A3

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farmer plants corn in the hinterland area of Barangay Luinab in Iligan City early Thursday morning (October 15, 2015). MindaNews photo by Bobby Timonera

Group says mining project threatens biodiversity in Southern Mindanao, neighboring regions MALAYBALAY City––An impending mining project in Southern Mindanao threatens the area’s biodiversity as well as the ecology of neighboring regions, an environment group said citing a technical report by an American consultancy firm. The King-king Copper-Gold Project will affect 12 “vulnerable or critically endangered” species of the 253 native or endemic plant species present in the area, as defined by the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List and the Philippine National Red List, the Francis S. Morales Resource Center said in a press statement Monday. The project will also affect six bird species endemic to Mindanao of the 74 bird species in the area, and a total of 17 mammal species and 10 reptile species. FSMRC said these findings are contained in the 2013 NI

43-101-compliant Technical Report and Preliminary Feasibility Study of M3 Engineering & Technology, a US-based consultancy firm contracted by St. Augustine Gold & Copper to conduct the study in compliance with Canada’s National Instrument 43-101, which is supposedly required under Canadian laws. The copper-gold project was reportedly to be approved within this month, the group said. FSMRC further quoted he report as saying that several of the wildlife species found in the region “are listed as near-threatened or vulnerable by the IUCN, while others are protected by Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), including 11 bird species, two (2) mammal species and five (5) reptile and amphibian species.” “Marine studies showed that several species of sea turtles,

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SM, BDO, Gawad Kalinga turns over village to Sendong survivors Story and photos by MARK FRANCISCO, Staff member

SM Prime Holdings, Inc., BDO Foundation, Inc. and Gawad Kalinga formally turned over last October 30 300 housing units to Sendong surviving families in Zone 7, Canitoan, Cagayan de Oro City. Of the 300 units, basic services, ang 200 were financed by pinakamahirap at SM Prime Holdings, pinakamahabang Inc. while the rest proseso is shelter,” were funded by Moreno said. BDO Foundation, This even as the Inc. The project was city braces itself for spearheaded by Gawad an influx of more Kalinga who scouted informal settlers as for the lot that was Japan International ultimately purchased by Cooperation Agency the city government. (JICA) continues The row houses of constructing a vertical progression 12-kilometer have an area of 30 x 40 embankment along square meters each. Cagayan River which Mayor Oscar Moreno, would displace residents who graced the occasion along both banks. and unveiled the marker Moreno then told of the village, praised the homeowners the efforts of Gawad belonging to SM-BDO Kalinga, SM Prime Kapitbahayan that they Holdings, Inc. and BDO would expect from Foundation, Inc., saying the city government the city is expected to a full range of other house 80,000 more services in the area people in the next ten such as a daycare center years or so. and an elementary “Sa lahat ng schoolbuilding.

Italpinas P242M IPO approved by SEC Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental -Italpinas Development Corporation (IDC), a sustainable real estate firm, has its P242-Million planned IPO approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company offers 57.62-million shares to the public at P4.20 per share price offer, to raise P242 million by listing at the small, medium, and emerging (SME) board of the Philippines Stock Exchange (PSE). Established in 2009 by Romolo V. Nati, an Italian architect; and Jose “Jojo” D. Leviste III, a Filipino lawyer, IDC is a design-driven, real estate development company. “Investment in IDC is attractive to both local and foreign investors seeking exposure to the momentum of the Philippines’ demographic trajectory, and also overseas Filipinos seeking to invest in world-class living standards in their home provinces,” IDC

executive chairman and COO Romolo V. Nati said. Italpinas is focused on designing sustainable but accessible mixeduse developments (residential, office, commercial) housing in up and coming cities, such as Cagayan de Oro City, Sto. Tomas and Lipa in Batangas; and Dumaguete in Negros Oriental, among others. The company decided to do these developments to address the demand for quality housing in these areas. IDC also aims to become the first, in any of these cities, to introduce the concept of sustainable living with first-class amenities. The company, likewise, aims to help the Philippines address its rapid urbanization, which creates not only environmental problems like pollution, but also social problems like lack of housing facilities mainly in growing cities. “One way to decongest Metro Manila is to develop

the provinces. People live in the crowded city because developers usually build properties in the metro, but if you put your buildings in the emerging cities and provinces, people will also invest and live there,” Nati said. “Supporting growth of viable and attractive cities throughout the Philippines would not only reverse urban migration, but also spread commerce and resources more broadly to millions of Filipinos across our archipelago,” said Jojo

Leviste, president of IDC and renewable energy company Constellation Energy Corporation (CEC) Philippines. The company’s building philosophy is focused on sustainability which aims to meet economical, environmental, and social goals. This gives the firm and unique selling point when it comes to its building projects. The company is set to complete its first project in Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences. It prides

itself of a sustainablearchitectural design and Italian flair that would appeal to local residents, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the provinces, and those looking to purchase homes that use sustainable energy and chic living. Nati said the inspiration behind IDC’s projects is the native bahay kubo which, to him, is the most sustainable form of architecture because of its locally sourced materials, such as nipa and bamboo.

The bahay kubo, he said, allows natural light in and ushers in a cool breeze through light and eco-friendly materials. Further, it is floodresistant because it is built on wooden stilts. In the same way, Nati said, their projects feature the use of natural light with all units having options to have open windows on both sides which will also have natural freeze breeze in. With these, “passive green features” the unit owners can save more than 22% energy consumption.

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan De Oro City

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In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that KAY L. LABASTILLA has filed with this office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “M” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of KAY LLAGAS LABASTILLA who was born on November 13, 1978 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROLANDO MEDIDAS LABASTILLA and MARIA CECILIA LOQUILLANO LLAGAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 13, 2015.

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ANAFE PANISAN OLANGO has filed with this office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “M” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ANAFE ARELLANO PANISAN who was born on March 23,1980 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are EDUARDO PANISAN and VICENTINA ARELLANO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than November 13, 2015.

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To have more is not a sin The Gospel of Jesus Christ (November4, 2015Wednesday)Luke 16:19-31” And a poor man named Lazarus was laid at his gate, covered with sores, and longing to be fed with the crumbs which were falling from the rich man’s table; besides, even the dogs were coming and licking his sores. Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s bosom;

and the rich man also died and was buried. “In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried out and said, `Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame: Mark 8:18” HAVING EYES, DO YOU NOT SEE? AND

HAVING EARS, DO YOU NOT HEAR? And do you not remember. What is lacking is the openness of your heart to see the people’s agony in your surroundings. There are many time that we are like Pontius Pilate who washed his hands to escape from a certain accountability and sin. The truth, he committed a big sin for that because he had the power supposedly

to let Jesus free. This is also happenings to each one of us because we never mind the people around us. Take note, to have more is not a sin but it is a mortal sin if you will not share although you have more in your life. Acts 20:35”In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself

Biblical reflection said, `It is more blessed to give than to receive. Proverbs 28:27”He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses. Remember: The real richness is not what you possessed but on what you give to others: Printing paid by: Neneth Ranoa - Bobong Balino- Edith Ranoa, PhDTony Jordan – Cagayan De Oro: My new number:

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DA Secretary Alcala, together with USec. Emerson U. Palad and DA-RFO 10 Regional Director Lealyn A. Ramos, awards the PLGU of Camiguin with an FMR project worth P40M during DA 10-NMACLRC’s 22nd Farmers’ Field Days. provided photo

Education is essential to mankind

By Jennifer P. Paye Teacher – III Sinacaban District

Education is an important matter that should be attained of mankind. Through doing so, he can gain understanding not just on his school lessons but on unlimited number of things that are important in life. A person knows that everything which resulted to success or mess is a result of an action that he decided to do. Thus, he needs to hold control over his

thinking through critical decisionmaking. Making an intelligent decision is about weighing things, knowing the possible after-results of both sides and deciding which of these sides that he should go to. Being intelligent of realizing the end results of each decision, being knowledgeable of a lot of things help a person to decide smart. Education teaches a man to be a responsible decision-maker. Education is also a big help in improving life. Most, if not

all, companies and establishments accepts individuals who are educated because they are more capable to perform certain tasks successfully and efficiently. Learning essential things in life helps a person to think better, understand critical situations and achieve smart decisions. A person who do not value education is a person who seeks no improvement at all. Education is the path to personal progress.

Realizing dreams in life through Education By Genilyn L. Mercado, Ph.D. Teacher – III Natubo Elementary School

Every child has a dream in life; that someday he will be able to taste a cone of ice cream in his preferred flavor, to buy his pair of shoes and clothes, and to visit Enchanted Kingdom and shout in happiness. These are small dreams that make the difference – small dreams that encourage each child to row the challenges of education. Poverty is one of the top reasons why children are hindered to go to school. Seeing the number of out-of-school children tells how much of education gap that is still need to be addressed. It is the fact behind the creation of several program implementations that Department of Education is doing, such as Alternative Learning System. It is a delivery of education that

serves as alternative to regular, formal schooling. The best thing is, it is created in a mode that fits the distinct situations and needs of the students. It is communitybased, usually conducted at community learning centers, barangay multi-purpose hall, libraries or at home and managed by ALS learning facilitators Another is the Open High School Program. It is designed to provide education to those who wish to continue their education. OHSP caters elementary school graduates, high school drop-outs and placement tests passers. These are programs that targets to create access to learning and serve as bridge between individuals and education. Education is the ladder to

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the attainment of dreams. These dreams are not just simply mere dreams, for behind that cone of ice cream is the dream of a Filipino youth to provide food for the family, behind that pair of shoes is the dream to have a sustainable career and behind that dream of visiting Enchanted Kingdom is the dream to see happiness all around because finally, goals and targets are achieved. Through completing education, all these are possible, dreams could be realized.

Dalwangan, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon -- To further mechanize and upgrade the region’s agriculture sector, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RF0 10) turned over more than P1.3 billion worth of projects and interventions to local government units and farmers, as part of the 22nd Farmers’ Field Days and Techno-Forum, held at the Northern Mindanao Agricultural Crops and Livestock Research Complex (NMACLRC), on October 27-29, 2015. As a highlight of the said event, DA Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, together with Undersecretary Emerson U. Palad, witnessed and facilitated the turnover of machineries, equipment, projects, livestock and seeds to beneficiaries under the Agri-Pinoy rice, corn, livestock and high value crops programs of DA, including that of the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) and other special projects of the department. The turnover was in itself a spectacle as the Secretary remarked, “Sa katunayan po, medyo malaki po ang dala-dala naming ipamamahagi ngayon. Ngayon po ang ating proyektong ipamimigay ay hindi lang po maliit na halaga. Ito po ay nagkakahalaga ng mahigit 1.3 billion pesos para sa inyong rehiyon (In fact, what we are giving today is quite huge. Today, we will not be only giving a small worth of projects, but an amount of more than P1.3 billlion for your region)”. Machineries and equipment turned-over were: 6 mini 4WD tractors, 2 combine harvesters and 16 power tillers (turtle type) for rice beneficiaries; 7 hand tractors for HVCDP beneficiaries; and 9 farm tractors, 4 cassava diggers, 5 cassava graters and 2 grain dryers for corn

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beneficiaries. Three multipurpose drying pavements were also awarded to the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) project. In total, the mentioned facilities amount to P34.9 million. FMR projects were also turned-over to the Province of Camiguin with an amount of P40M; to PRDP with an amount of P1.2B; and to the Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB) project with an amount of P12.9M. Indemnity checks worth P1.7M were also given to the Philippine Crops Insurance Corporation (PCIC). Aside from these, 5 head carabaos, 5 head cattle and 3 packets of goat, as well as 100 bags of rice seeds and 100 bags of OPV corn seeds, amounting to P6.76 thousand, were also awarded to farmers. In an open forum during the event, farmer-leaders present also addressed their agricultural concerns such as: additional machinery assistance, construction of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) to conduction of trainings, among others, for their respective groups, municipalities and provinces, to the Secretary, USec. Palad, DA-RFO 10 Regional Director Lealyn A. Ramos and Assistant Regional Director Constancio Maghanoy, Jr. Consequently, a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of 2 FMRs for the municipalities of Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon and Calamba, Misamis Occidental, totaling to P1.3M, was conducted. During the three-day farmers’ field days, more than 2,300 participants composed of farmers, students, government leaders and employees, joined and witnessed the activities showcasing 80 agri-livestock technologies with emphasis on organic farming. This year’s Farmers’ Field Days was centered

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on the theme: More than Two Decades of Technology Development, Transfer and Adoption: Bridging a Progessive Northern Mindanao towards ASEAN Competitiveness, aiming to enrich Northern Mindanao farmers’ knowledge and abilities on agricultural technologies to increase their production and income and equip them to compete in the ASEAN market. # (MCLPaylaga, DA-RAFIS 10) EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased DIOSCORRO V. PUEBLOS, who died on Oct. 29, 2010, at Cagayan de Oro City, is the absolute and registered owner of a parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-63537 located at Barrio of Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, more particularly described as follows; A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 2154-B-2-B-5-E, PSD-10-000867, being a portion of Lot 2154-B-2-B-5, PSD-10-000188), situated in the Barrio of Lapasan, City of Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of THREE HUNDRED FIFTY (350) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH ABSOLUTE SALE, made and entered by and between ALVIN AZUR PADERANGA PUEBLOS, of legal age, married, Filipino and residing at Brgy. Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City; NORMA PADERANGA PUEBLOS, CORA CHAM ORTEGA and BETHUEL PUEBLOS (WACHIRAPORN KARUENSATIT), all of legal age, Filipino and all represented by ALVIN AZUR PADERANGA PUEBLOS as their Attorney-in-fact by virtue of a Special Power of Attorney attached herein, are the sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of THREE HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php350,000.00), Philippine Currency is hereby acknowledged in full from Ritchmond D. Tan-leh married Melissa U. Tan-Leh, both of legal age, Filipinos, and with residence address at Julio Pacana St., Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, do hereby SELL, TRANSFER, CONVEY and DELIVER by way of ABSOLUTE SALE, unto said Ritchmond D. Tan-Leh, the property above described. As per Doc. No. 151; Page No. 31; Book No. 47; Series of 2015; under Notary public of ATTY. CHESTER C. CASTAÑOS. MDN: NOV. 4, 11 & 18, 2015


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Tangub City Small River Irrigation Project (SRIP) worth Php 425,497,021.62 which water sources are coming from the rivers of Migcanaway and Malubog that covers 8 villages namely Prenza, Sta.Cruz, Polao, Garang, Maquilao, San Apolinario, Labuyo and Kauswagan, according to Engr. Joecarnine Gubat; NIA 10 LaMisca IMO Chief. Gubat said that this is the first ever Earth Fill Dam in Northern Mindanao that serves as Irrigation,Reservoir,AquaCulture and Flood Control Project. In his statement,Tangub City Mayor Philip Tan said that he is contemplating to

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accommodations which visitors to the country can now avail of through the online booking websites such as Airbnb. Airbnb is a website for people to list, find, and rent lodging. It has over 1,500,000 listings in 34,000 cities and 190 countries. It allows travelers, especially those traveling on a limited budget, to book their accommodation online. The Airbnb website at https://www.airbnb.com/s/ Philippines currently lists around 300 vacation rentals all over the country from Metro Manila, Cebu, Balabag, Taguig, Botolan including houses, bed & breakfasts, lofts and villas. A business daily recently reported Airbnb, Inc. is projecting Philippine home listings and clients to grow 300 percent by the end of 2015 and by the same margin in 2016 by expanding outside Metro Manila. Airbnb Ph has partnered with Smart Communications, Inc. in offering discounts for Smart subscribers, PLDT HOME subscribers and clients of PLDT Alpha Enterprise and PLDT Smart SME Nation. The issue of unfair competition from Airbnb hosts to accredited hotels and similar establishments was raised during the Mindanao Regional Meeting of the Tourism Congress Philippines (TCP) held Thursday (October 29, 2015) at the VIP Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. According to Rosanna Tuason-Fores, TCP president, the organization is the private sector consultative body created by Republic Act 9593 (Tourism Act of 2009) and mandated to assist government in the development, implementation, and coordination of Philippine tourism policy. “It is composed of duly accredited tourism enterprises covering the accommodation, travel and tours, meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events services and facilities sectors, tourism and estate development, management services and

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make Tangub SRIP a tourist destination where the local government unit will fund to construct a walkway of this 633.46 hectares wide project and soon make the city as “Fly Rod Fishing”Capital of Misamis Occidental since they propagates fish species in the area. Flooding is the perennial problem of this city and through this project,it will sooner resolved and ceased the worries of these 8 villages and it became sooner a potential site to attract tourists,Mayor Tan added. According to Gubat that the construction of irrigation facilities started in 2005 where a pre-construction activities such as earth filling started in year 1996 until 2014 while the reservoir dam started in 2009 and

now on its finishing touches that will finished this year. He added that out of the 8 villages that surround the project ,there are 662 farmer beneficiaries that will be benefited and because of this dam, In a NIA 10 statistics,it shows that there are about 5,232 Metric Tons of Rice annual production that valued about Php88.9 Million per year derived at Php17.00 per kilo prevailing price of Palay. Its spillway which is ungated chute type can discharge a maximum of 318.53 cubic meter per second,Engr. Gubat said. The inauguration was attended by no less than Outgoing Secretary of the Office of the Presidential Assistance of Food Security and Modernization(OPAFSAM)

other accredited tourism enterprises,” she added. Maria Rica C. Bueno, director of the office of tourism standards and regulations of the Department of Tourism (DOT), said the issue has already been referred to the DOT by the Philippine Hotel Owners Association, Inc. (PHOA). “At this point in time we don’t have a policy or a program yet, on how to address Airbnb,” Bueno said. “While we are in the process of processing and developing accommodation standards, we will get insights from the industry and our consultants on how we will address this issue. They are already here and most of them are condominiums.” Previously known as The Philippine Hotel Federation Inc., the PHOA’s primary objective is to bring together those in the accommodation industry (hotels, resorts, tourist inns, pension houses, and serviced apartments), and organize them to protect and promote their common interest and concerns. Arturo P. Boncato Jr., DOT assistant secretary for Mindanao, said the present thinking here and abroad is leaning towards regulating listed host establishments in Airbnb and similar online booking websites. “The local government of Quebec, Canada has filed a bill requiring all Airbnb establishments to pay the exact same taxes as regular hotels. This has already also been experienced in many parts of the world and I believe that should be the direction in dealing this new way of booking and travel which is similar to Uber itself in terms of getting their franchises paid and taxes, etc.,” Boncato said. Cynthia R. Mamon, TCP trustee, said the hotel industry is apprehensive of Airbnb hosted establishments because they are not accredited with the DOT and have no standards to comply with when dealing with guests and accommodations. “One bag egg, whether accredited or not, will spoil the whole basket,” Mamon

said. “If we cannot police our own ranks, and encourage everyone to register with the DOT, how can we police the foreigners who come here and own our national landscapes and hospitality establishments?” In his column The Hotel Mogel dated October 27, 2015, Larry Mogelonsky, founder, LMA Communications Inc. of Toronto, Canada described how the Canadian province of Quebec filed Bill 67, which would require Airbnb hosts “to comply with the same taxes paid by licensed hotel properties.” Quebec Tourism Minister Dominique Vien said in a press conference that “everyone is going to play on the same rink” and cited the huge amount of tax that would be recouped in provincial coffers that the bill’s passage would impose on Airbnb operators (and their guests as a pass-on expense). “It is inequitable, unsafe and just not fair.” Mogelonsky said: “Hotels go through a literal ton of red tape to obey the rules of the road, and it’s unjust that Airbnb has been able to circumnavigate these stipulations which are in place to first and foremost protect guests from harm.” “These fiercely independent properties are regulated by Quebec law as well as through licenses which cover safety, health and other related matters. These B&B owners also pay commercial property tax, contribute to local tourism contributions (in essence, another tax), and provincial and federal sales taxes. In a nutshell, these are good corporate citizens and true hoteliers, admittedly on a smaller scale than the Fairmont.” “Most of us simply want what Quebec is proposing: The same rules for everyone.” Vien vowed last April 29, 2015 that the province will crack down on rentals through housing brokers such as Airbnb and subject Airbnb hosts and guests to the same rules hotels are subjected to. Other local governments

The recent inauguration of Tangub City’s Small Reservoir Irrigation Project(SRIP)of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) Region 10 LaMisCa Irrigation Management Office(IMO)was graced by outgoing OPAFSAM Secretary Francis”Kiko”Pangilinan(5th from left)and newly installed Secretary Fredilita C. Guiza(5th from right).This is the 1st Earth Fill Dam in Northern Mindanao. Also in Photo are the Officers of NIA lead by Administrator Florencio Padernal(2nd from left). Others in photo (from right to left) are NIA 10 LaMisCa IMO Manager Engr.Joecarnine Gubat,NIA 10 Regional Manager Ramon Bugacia,Mrs.Tan,Tangub City Mayor Philip Tan and Ozamis City Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong”Parojinog. photo by ercel maandig

Francis “Kiko”Pangilinan who recently resign when he file his candidacy for Senator in the republic under the administration party. With Pangilinan is the newly

installed OPAFSAM Secretary Fredilita C. Guiza.The inauguration was also graced by NIA Administrator Florencio Padernal together in full force are the staff of NIA

10 Regional Office lead by Regional Manager Ramon A. Bugacia.Tangub neigboring City Mayor Reynaldo “Aldong”Parojinog of Ozamis also graced the affair.

in Europe and the US have already legislated similar measures. A 2011 New York State law prohibits renting residential units for less than 29 days, with some exceptions. In May 2013, a New York City judge penalized Airbnb user Nigel Warren with a $2,400 fine. In April 2015, Airbnb asked the state legislature for legalization in return for the collection of hotel taxes. In January 2014, the Federal Court of Germany ruled that a transfer of residence to tourists is not covered by a permission to sublet. In this case, the tenant was previously warned by the landlords. A pending new case centers on the question, even if a termination without notice is possible if no explicit permission from the landlord is obtained. In Airbnb’s home city of San Francisco itself, Airbnb hosting was illegal under most circumstances and Airbnb hosts had been fined by the city and received eviction notices from landlords. This changed in October 2014, when San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a law legalizing short-term rentals in San Francisco. Dubbed the “Airbnb Law” (as Airbnb was the most affected company), the law requires renters to register as hosts with the city, carry liability insurance and pay the city’s 14 percent hotel tax. According to a study commissioned by Airbnb itself, in fiscal year 2011-2012, Airbnb should have collected and remitted $1.9 million to the City of San Francisco, but have yet done so as of 2014.

my neck,” Belmonte said. He said that he could not campaign amid threat of his life and has decided to withdraw his candidacy leaving the post to a party mate who might be chosen as a substitute. “After consulting with LP party mates, political leaders, supporters, and my family, I have decided to withdraw my mayoral candidacy in 2016,” Belmonte said. Belmonte survived an ambush when his convoy was waylaid by unidentified suspects while on his way to Iligan City from the Laguindingan Airport in Misamis Oriental. Three bodyguards were killed while three others wounded in the attempted slay of Belmonte, who also suffered minor gunshot wounds. Belmonte made the announcement two days after hundreds of Iliganons held a protest rally last Friday demanding the installation of Mayor Celso Regencia whose suspension ended last Oct. 16, 2015. A municipal trial court in Misamis Oriental, however, has indicted Regencia with multiple murder and frustrated murder in connection with the slaying try of Belmonte. Regencia, who went into hiding after the court issued a warrant of arrest three months ago, surrendered early October and is now detained at the Iligan City Police Jail. He has denied the charges and described the charges as politically motivated.

Inc., Philippine Red Cross, Philippine Medical Association and Health Emergency Lifesaving Paramedics. The expo will culminate on November 3. Some of the activities include a series of lectures, workshops about control, prevention and treatment of common infectious and non-infectious diseases. Also given emphasis during the opening ceremony on November 3 includes tuberculosis and HIV testing. Lectures on Childhood Allergies and Asthma with Dr. Bernard Cepeda, Adolescent, Health Including Understanding Menstruation and Premarital Sex by the OB-Gyne Specialty Society and The Unsung Hero of the Operating Room: Anesthesiologist and its Anesthesia by the Anesthesia Specialty Society. Similar lectures were supervised by the Family Medicine Association, Philippine College of Physicians and by a group of general surgeons. With the theme “Doctors Creating Health Awareness through Community Partnership,” the exposition was lauded by no less than DOH-10 Director Nimfa Torrizo who keynoted the opening and remarked that it is one of the ways to merge health services together to the public and promote the Kalusugang Pangkalahatan thrust of the Aquino administration. Furthermore, the expo is a fund-raising activity of the Misamis Oriental Medical Society. The proceeds are allotted for the construction of a dialysis center and cancer treatment hub that will cater to the poor and poverty-stricken renal and cancer patients of Cagayan de Oro and its neighboring municipalities. Hundreds of mall shoppers as well as doctors, nurses, midwives, barangay health workers, medical students and others flock the expo’s opening day. Catch the rest of the activities today and tomorrow at the activity center of Centrio in Cagayan de Oro City.

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In a statement, Belmonte, the representative of the Lone Congressional District of Iligan City, said that he has received intelligence and reliable reports that the suspects involved in the ambushed of his convoy in December last year are still out to take him. “Except for the mastermind who has surrendered, 15 other suspects remain at large and are reportedly after

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together at least 29 exhibitors from hospital facilities and state-of-theart medical supplies and equipment. Some of the participants are Capitol University Medical City, Polymedic Medical Group, Madonna & Child Hospital, Department of Health (DOH) 10, Maria Reyna Xavier University Hospital, Sabal Hospital, JR Borja General Hospital, Cagayan de Oro Medical Center, Clinica Specialista,


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Bria Flats to rise soon in Oro Story by MARK FRANCISCO, Lifestyle Editor

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Flats, a modern community of seven four-story condominium buildings, will soon be rising in Cagayan de Oro City, somewhere in the inner residential enclave section of barangay Kauswagan. The buildings’ design is simple but the community will have amenities to enjoy modern living such as a gazebo, a covered pathwalk, a basketball court, a kids’ playground and a swimming pool surrounding them. This will be the third Bria Flats development in the country. A member of the MB Villar Group of Companies, Bria Homes Inc. has two ongoing developments so far – Bria Flats Las Piñas and Bria Flats Mactan. A fourth Bria Flats will rise in Davao City. According to Bria Flats Northern Mindanao marketing head Jone Jingco, the low-rise building design is set for a life made easy – secure, comfortable and affordable. They are earthquake resilient up to 7.2 in magnitude. Conveniently located at a highly urbanized capital city, Bria Flats Cagayan de Oro boasts of proximity to business districts such as Polymedic Plaza, Savemore, N Hotel and the soon to rise Bellevue Hotel, among many others. With 80 units to house each building at 20 units per floor, a total of 560 rooms will be available to prospective residents who can easily avail of a range of financing packages. Each single unit is 24 square meters wide with balcony, toilet and bath, three sprinklers, one smoke detector and a fire extinguisher. Bria Flats Cagayan de Oro will have its groundbreaking in the first quarter of next year. Occupancy is expected by 2017. Bria Flats Cagayan de Oro will expand to nine buildings more in its onehectare property. Live light. Live right. Live here. For more details, visit the official Facebook page of Bria Flats Northern Mindanao.


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