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ZAMBOANGA City–– The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to reorganize Regional Task Force on Climate Change. Arleigh Adorable, DENR Regional Executive Director, cited the need to reorganize the task force as he noted that some of its members from the different agencies have already retired from government service.
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Robbers cart away P500k worth of jewelry
3 dead, 3 injured in road accident By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent
CAGAYAN de Oro City––A barangay official and two of his companions died while three others were injured when the multicab they were riding on hit a mango tree on Thursday evening. Barangay 24 councilor Jeffrey Condeza of Gingoog City was driving the multicab home to Gingoog after attending a fiesta celebration in Balingoan, See road, page 11
By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent
NEWSWRITING SEMINAR. The participants of the just-held newswriting seminar flank BWM Group of Pub-
lications Founder Mr. Dante Sudaria (sitting in the middle) and Training Director Mr. Joe Felicilda (sitting, left). The newswriting seminar held at the BWM Media Center, Tanleh Building, along Abellanosa Street was jointly organized by the BusinessWeek Mindanao Group of Publications under Mr. Sudaria and the Media Health Advocates Group of Region 10 (MHAG-10) under Mr. Felicilda. Photo by Arjay Felicilda of Mindanao Daily News
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Three robbers entered the house of a couple at Golden Glow Subdivision early Friday morning and carted away P500,000 worth of assorted jewelry and See jewelry, page 11
STEAG plant in Misor now in full operation VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental -- Power supply in Mindanao is expected to improve further following the full operations of STEAG State Power Inc (SPI’s) - 210 MW coal-fired power plant located in the Phevidec Industrial Estate here, a company statement said.
Steag’s Unit 1, with a net generating output of 105MW, was synchronized to the Mindanao grid at around 3:28 p.m. on May 30, 2014, ahead of its June 1, 2014 scheduled target. Steag’s power plant in Misamis Oriental province is composed of two identical electrical generating sets
with a net capacity of 105MW each. Both units underwent repairs and maintenance since February 27, this year, while Unit 2 went on line last May 7. “We are pleased to announce that Unit 1 has resumed operations and we hope that this added capacity will help improve the critical
power supply condition of Mindanao,” said SPI Power Plant Manager Dr. Carsten Evers. Steag Power is one of the major power producers in Mindanao, since the start of its operations in November 2006. It has delivered more than 10 billion kWh of power
to the grid representing about 18% of the island’s electricity supply. SPI is principally owned by the German company Steag GmbH, with Aboitiz Power Corporation and La Filipina Uygongco Corporation as shareholders. CD with ERCEL MAANDIG
SALON DE BERNS OFFERS QUALITY SALON SERVICE AT AFFORDABLE PRICES BUDGET CONSCIOUS SALON GOERS WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE AFFORDABLE QUALITY SALON SERVICE AT SALON DE BERNS. SALON DE BERNS IS SET TO OPEN ITS 2ND BRANCH AT DIVISORIA, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY. THE PELAEZ ARCADE 1 BRANCH SHOWCASES WHAT THE SALON COULD OFFER TO ITS CLIENTS. THE CREATIVE DEETAILS FROM WALL TO WALL ARE NOT JUST INTENDED TO INVITE CLIENTS BUT TO CREATE THE REQUIRED AMBIENCE FOR BEAUTY AND HAIR CARE, TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION THE OPTIMAL USE OF LIGHT, AIR, AND SPACE FOR HAIR CUT AND MAKE-UP. BUDDDING ARCHITECT, ROSE QUIMOTQUIMOT MADE THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND THE CREATIVE DETAILS WERE A PRODUCT OF RESEARCH AND IMAGINATION BY ITS OWNERS. FROM PAINTING TO LIGHTING, RICHARD MAGARO AND ATTY. CHONA BALANQUIT-MAGARO MADE SURE ALL THE CREATIVE DETAILS IN THE SALON WOULD CONVEY THEIR BELIEF THAT MINDANAO HAIR STYLISTS CAN BE WORLD CLASS
AND IF GIVEN THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY, THEY CAN MAKE A MARK IN THE SALON INDUSTRY. TRUE TO ITS SLOGAN TO PAMPER YOU FROM HEAD TO TOE, SALON DE BERNS AIMS TO PROMOTE HAIR WELLNESS AND TO E L E V A TE TH E See salon, page 11
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Regl media practitioners updated on health and writing at BWM seminar By CHENG ORDONEZ Associate Editor
CAGAYAN de Oro City––A regionally competitive and vibrant media workforce gain an informative edge, following the successful conduct of a newswriting seminar on Friday, May 30, 2014, at the BWM Media Center, Tanleh Building, along Abellanosa Street here. Addressing the gaps and needs for news-writing and heath updates among media practitioners and information dissemination stakeholders, the Media Health Advocates Group of Region 10 (MHAG 10), headed by Mr. Joe Felicilda, in coordination with
BusinessWeek Mindanao, under Mr. Dante Sudaria, organized the “Seminar on Broadcast and Print Newswriting. Mr. Felicilda said the seminar was jointly organized by BusinessWeek Mindanao Advertising and Promotions and the Media Health Advocates Group 10, with support from various personalities and agencies, among them Senator Aquilino Pimentel III, Vice Governor Joey Pelaez, Representative Juliet Uy (2nd Dist., MisOr), Villanueva Municipal Mayor Julio Uy, Filinvest Development Corporation Utilities Inc., National Grid Corporation of the Philippines, FuelDirect Philippines,
Del Monte Philippines, Nestle, A Brown Co. Inc., VjANDEP Bakeshop and Kangen (Alakaline) Water. The event is part of the activities of the Press Freedom Week celebration, which culminated Saturday, May 31. Prior to the lectures on newswriting, Mr. Emeliano Galban, Jr., regional information officer of the Department of Health Regional Office 10, talked about the prevailing situation of the region on Human Immunodefficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), in relation to Tuberculosis (TB). Mr. Galban warned against complacency and
urged seminar participants to continue the advocacy in helping DOH strengthen surveillance for sexually transmitted infections. He said HIV has become a chronic disease condition and requires a change of approach from an infectious disease to a chronic disease condition. Mr. Galban said it is recommended that all people with HIV with active tuberculosis or with hepatitis B disease receive antiretroviral therapy. This is based on a World Health Organization recommendation on evidence that treating people with HIV earlier, with safe, affordable, and easier-to-manage medicines, can both keep
them healthy and lower the amount of virus in the blood, which reduces the risk of infecting someone else. Mr. Sudaria, publisher of the BWM Group of publications said, with the aim to increase awareness on HIV/AIDS, in relation to TB, they have decided to incorporate the topic to the newswriting seminar, in partnership and support of the Media Health Advocates Group 10. “We recognize the role of media as the dominant driver for communication and information dissemination. We hope that in our effort to seek new approaches to effective communication and developments, we are
able to help agencies and people in maximizing the contributions inherent in us and the media sector,” Mr. sudaria said. Mr. Felicilda, who specializes on broadcast, hopes to develop coherent media services’ policy by tapping key stakeholders of the services sector through partnerships and sponsorships of media events. “This kind of event seeks to help people, particularly media practitioners, understand situations not just learn. This is an event to help fight not just write,” Mr. Felicilda said. Mr. Nelson Constantino, BusinessWeek Mindanao editor-in-chief, tackled print newswriting.
3 new stakeholdersink MOU for L GRRC, m ulti-adv isory committee By CHENG ORDONEZ Associate Editor
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Three stakeholders have agreed jointly to pool their knowledge and expertise for Local Governance Resource Center (LGRC), signing a
memorandum of understanding to tie them up to work for sustainable developments. The Department of Tourism (DOT), Office of the Regional State Prosecutor (RSP) and Capitol University (CU) jointly signed the
MOU, on May 27, 2014, at the LGRRC 10, Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Office 10, Masterson Avenue, Upper Carmen, here. “This (MOU) is to promote a culture of learning and knowledge sharing in pursuit of sustainable devel-
opment through excellence in local governance,” according to DILG-10 director Atty. Rene K. Burdeos. Agreements in the MOU include the attendance and participation in all MultiStakeholders Advisor y Committee (MSAC) activities and regular meetings to
assess the operations and ensure the dynamism of the components to the LGRC; designation of a permanent focal person; and mobilization of their resources to support information materials on exemplary practices in the delivery of their respective agency mandates.
Also signed was the MOU on the LGRC partnership with Group Foundation, Inc., entitled “Citizen Watchdog for Good Governance” for the Research and Monitoring Project of the Conditional Cash Transfer Program of the See INK, page 3
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Butuan, QC sisterhood take form in solons’ spouses visit By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga
BUTUAN City––Summer seemed to have fired up adventure-seeking members of the Congressional Spouses Foundation, Inc. (CSFI) as over 20 of the group experienced Caraga’s bounties during a four-day Lakbay Aral tour. They witnessed evidence of colorful history, trekked white beaches, swam crystal -clear waters, enjoyed mouth-watering delicacies, and savored goodies of the country’s last tourism frontier. The tour was hosted by CSFI Caraga Regional
Chapter headed by Marie Therese Fortun, wife of Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun. The activity was the first for Rep. Fortun’s term aimed at promoting tourism in the countryside. The tour participants visited cultural heritage sites: the Regional Museum and the Balangay Shrine here. Aside from highlighting nature’s endowments and historical wonders of Butuan and Caraga, the Lakbay Aral 2014 was designed as a “learning session” to showcase the best practices of local government
units the solons’ spouses visited which might be applicable to other localities, the host city took pride in announcing the Butuan 2020 Vision as a Premier Forest City. Perhaps, the best gift Butuan City received from the Lakbay Aral 2014 was Quezon City Vice-Mayor and CSFI Chairperson Joy Belmonte’s statement about her city’s plans of entering into a sisterhood agreement with Butuan as she expressed elation over the experience of travelling around the whole region despite limited time. In a dinner hosted by Butuan City Mayor Ferdi-
K-12 may lead to better citizenship By FE N. TEJADO MT-1 Simpak Elem. School District of Lala South Division of Lanao del Norte
The K to 12 Program has been developed by the Steering Committee which is composed of DepED, CHED, TESDA, and other stakeholders. It was made possible by the collaborative efforts of members of said committees. The government’s K-12 program is a much-needed change for the country’s education system. Through this program, people may expect better-trained citizens who would be competitive with the knowledge and skills of people trained abroad. Before the Implementation of the K-12 program began, the Philippines is one of the very few countries remaining
that provide only ten years of basic education, six years in elementary and four years secondary. This short period makes it difficult for Filipinos to be competitive with countries like Japan or Korea, that have at least 12 years of basic education under their belt. In most cases, the extra years spent in basic education should enable students to tackle subjects like mathematics and science in more details, instead of the rushed manner used in the old education system. People can also expect that the new K-12 system will produce graduates who are more prepared for college education. The program is expected to provide a clear view of which career they would take. This may lead to less drop-outs, and more chances of success
in graduating from whatever course they choose. The K-12 system is not without its critics. Some people say that it is not the number of years that should be increased, but the quality of instruction that the students receive. In a way, adding a few years to basic education can still provide the quality that students need. Now on its first year of implementation, the K-12 program is not without challenges, but it is an endeavor worth pursuing if we truly intend to improve the Philippine education system. By investing more time and resources in our education, we can expect our graduates to become competitive in the global business arena, and bring more success that would contribute towards building our nation.
nand Amante Jr., Agusan del Norte Provincial Governor Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, Agusan del Norte Second District Rep. Erlpe John Amante and Rep. Fortun, Belmonte revealed that QC Mayor Herbert Bautisa has expressed his intent to enter into a sisterhood agreement with this city’s leadership as she conveyed the visitors’ appreciation for having learned that civilization already existed here during the pre-colonial period with the discovery of the Balangays (boats). She vowed to share to friends her experience in Caraga and invite friends, relatives
and other officials, as well, to visit the region. It is seen that should the agreement materialize, the two cities will have wider opportunity in knowledgesharing, technology trans-
fer, investment promotion linkages, among others. Butuan City would tend to benefit more since Quezon City belongs to the top five richest cities in the country.
programs and formulates policies and guidelines in the operationalization of the LGRC. Atty. Burdous said the LGRC is a dynamic, interactive and virtual program that contributes to build the Department as a knowledge centric organization (KCO) and builds learning communities that pursue local governance excellence
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Department of Social and Welfare Development (DSWD) to the beneficiaries in Cagayan de Oro City. The Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Committee (MSAC) is the governing, policy-making body of the LGRC. It provides the general direction and guidance to the LGRC plans and
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Group seeks ban on shark hunting By Roel N. Catoto of MindaNews
SURIGAO City––A conservation group urged local government units in the Surigao provinces to impose a ban on the catching of all kinds of sharks. Vince Cinches, campaigner for Greenpeace-Philippines, told MindaNews Friday a ban was needed to prevent the extinction of sharks. “Shark poaching is not just in Surigao but it’s all over the country and abroad,” he said. Local fishermen have been lured into shark hunting by the high price of shark fins. In 2011-2012, local buyers would buy shark fins at P11,000 to 14,000 per kilo depending on the type of shark, its size and moisture. They preferred sun-dried fins. Current prices, however, have dropped to P5,000 or lower. “The price suddenly went down because buyers in Manila cannot export it to China or other countries,” a local buyer said. Local buyers here said they continue to buy shark fins even if they know it’s illegal as no one seems to enforce the law against it. For their part, some fishermen still hunt sharks despite the drop in prices of their fins because their bodies can now be sold. “Shark body buyers will just meet us in the high seas, they will buy the bodies at 70 per kilo and bring them to Cebu to
make fish balls,” a fisherman from Punta Bilar said. Cinches said the continued capture, sale and transport of sharks and their products, both in domestic and international markets, threaten shark populations and have affected the ecosystem. He said there has been “no national regulation to protect the species 13 years after the enactment of RA (Republic Act) 9147 and 15 years after RA 8550.” RA 9147 is known as the Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act, while RA 8550 is known as the Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998. Cinches said it’s now high time to protect this marine species otherwise they would be gone. The country celebrates Ocean Month every May. “Taking out the sharks in the ocean can destabilize the food chain and has the widespread negative ecological impacts on community structure,” he said. Cinches said Cebu province recently passed an ordinance against shark poaching. He said the other local government units should pass a similar ordinance. Local legislators in Surigao, particularly those who are handling environment committees, have been silent on the issue. Officials of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Caraga Region as well as the Philippine National Police Maritime Command have remained mum too.
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31 children beneficiaries aged four to five years old of the free summer class sessions of the Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental through the Provincial Library strike a pose during their culminating activity yesterday, May 30 at the Capitol grounds. The Provincial Library has its Summer Program which conducts children services which includes storytelling, identification of colors, classification of numbers and shapes, alphabet and letters sound, coloring activity, and film viewing in preparation for Kindergarten 1 this June. Governor Yevgeny Vincente B. Emano supports the program as he values basic education for kids. capitol photo
New teachers need help By JOYLANE S. PAGHASIAN T-1 Camp 3 Elem. School District of Salvador Division of Lanao del Norte
New teachers bring energy and enthusiasm to their classrooms, but also a specific set of needs. A teacher’s first year on the job is often difficult. According to research, student achievement tends to be significantly worse in the classrooms of first-year teachers before rising to second and third years. According to some studies, the steep learning curve is hard not only on students, but also on the teachers themselves: 15 percent leave the profession and another 14
percent change schools after their first year, often as the result of feeling overwhelmed, ineffective, and unsupported . Surveys and case studies offer compelling insights into the areas in which new teachers commonly struggle. By effectively addressing these areas, schools can help new teachers improve their skills more quickly, thereby keeping them in the profession and raising student achievement. The biggest challenge that surfaces for new teachers is classroom management. New teachers are particularly unprepared for dealing with behavior problems in their classrooms. Ac-
cordingly, teachers with three years or fewer on the job were more than twice as likely as teachers with more experience, who encounter student behaviour as a problem in their classrooms. Many beginning teachers say their preser vice programs did little to prepare them for the realities of classrooms, including dealing with unruly students. New teachers universally report feeling particularly overwhelmed by the most difficult students. For example, having a “disruptive “student in the classroom has a significant impact on the teacher’s interaction with the remainder of the class. For first-year teach-
Mindanao’s power supply expected to get better with Steag’s full capacity now back on line 30 May 2014 1.
Power supply in Mindanao is expected to improve further following the full operations of STEAG State Power Inc (SPI) - 210 MW (net) Mindanao Coal-Fired Power Plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.
Steag’s Unit 1, with a net generating output of 105MW, was synchronized to the Mindanao grid at around 3:28pm today, 30 May 2014, ahead of its 1 June 2014 scheduled target.
Steag’s power plant in Misamis Oriental is composed of two identical electrical generating sets with a net capacity of 105MW each. Both units underwent repairs and maintenance since 27 February 2014. Unit 2 went on line last 7 May 2014.
“We are pleased to announce that Unit 1 has resumed operations and we hope that this added capacity will help improve the critical power supply condition of Mindanao” says SPI Power Plant Manager Dr. Carsten Evers.
SPI is one of the major power producers in Mindanao. Since start of its operations in November 2006, it has delivered more than 10 billion kWh of power to the grid representing about 18% of the island’s electricity supply.
SPI is principally owned by the German company Steag GmbH, with Aboitiz Power Corporation and La Filipina Uygongco Corporation as shareholders.
ers, transformation must include the upgrading or updating for professional and personal development. Even if the salary of the ordinary public school teacher had been standardized to be competitive, with the increasing economic crisis, it will still be not be enough to afford them attendance to seminars, trainings and enrollment
in graduate education. Hence, government support and intervention, along this line is very much needed. Our teachers are professionals, and I believe their pre-service training had equipped them with the necessary skills to teach. Yet, with the advancement in s cience and technology, there is a great need for them to
acquire competence in the use of these state of the art equipment to enhance their teaching skills. The government must invest on our teachers because it is through them that we train and develop the minds of our future leaders. As they say, show me your schools and I will tell you what society you will have.
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Respect for ancestral domains Stop the buying and selling of lands within the ancestral domain. Authorities must apprehend those who have violated the provisions of the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act. These are the recent cries for justice by the lumads. They also asked for prohibition of the Department of Agrarian Reform to declare ancestral domains as resettlement areas and prioritize the recognition of ancestral domains of the indigenous peoples. Sadly, the violations of human rights of our brother lumads continue to happen even if there are already decisions from higher courts and offices in the national capital. Even local government units are inutile in enforcing the decisions on ancestral lands in question. This happened in Quezon, BUkidnon recently where the lumads were harassed instead by gunmen of randers and plantation owners. Lumd leader, Datu Saway asked the LGUs to respect, recognize, and protect the right to self-determination of the Lumad and Moro peoples, their native titles, and self-delineation of the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles (CADTs). In the case of Quezon, Bukidnon nothing of the sort was respected. The Indigenous tribes of Bukidnon also urged that the construction of dams in Pulangi V and VI must be stopped because it will destroy the historical landmarks of Apu Mamalu which serve as the basis of unity of Lumad and Moro; support the passage of local ordinances that would prohibit the dumping of wastes in Pulangi and implement the waste management program of the province. These were unheeded by the government. The problems surrounding indigenous peoples and their ancestral lands ultimately derive from historical circumstance. Since the early Spanish colonial period, all forest lands have legally belonged to the state, and most indigenous peoples have long inhabited the forest. For control over this land, indigenous people have long faced a sort of “double battle,” both with the state itself, from which they must attempt to wrest some sort of security of tenure or access, and with often-migrant and usually better-off and more politically-influential lowland Filipinos, who have also over the years attempted to secure titles or other kinds of access to public lands, often displacing indigenous peoples in the process. As indigenous peoples have retreated in the face of incremental land alienation of the latter sort, they have increasingly occupied the uplands, where the great majority of Tribal Filipinos live today. Present government policy is that all land over 18 degrees slope and with or without trees is “public forest land,” not alienable and disposable, and hence falls under the jurisdiction of the Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). The traditional role of this agency was long to preserve the forest for timber production and hence to protect it from human occupancy and use; indeed, until now, the up to 18 million residents, indigenous or otherwise, that currently inhabit the uplands are still often referred to us “squatters.” From the standpoint of indigenous peoples, however, all of
these various programs are inadequate, halfway measures that fail to offer ownership, and hence true control, over ancestral domains. Still pending in the Philippine Congress is a bill that would redeem such a pledge, in fact made under the 1987 Philippine Constitution. The “Ancestral Domains Bill,” as it is generally called, would provide the equivalent of the (most indigenous peoples today reside on public land that is not “alienable and disposable”) and is much lobbied for by indigenous peoples and their NGO allies. Meanwhile, and quite apart from its philosophical acceptability to indigenous peoples, the recent CADC program poses some significant difficulties of its own. A CADC application requires a detailed management plan, which in turn requires an interested Indigenous Cultural Community (ICC) to obtain appropriate technical assistance; and it requires as supporting evidence of a claim such items as established tree crops and burial sites - evidence that not all ICCs otherwise entitled to such claims may be able to provide. Further, there remains disagreement among government officials and NGO personnel about whether a CADC is in fact a tenurial instrument or is simply “recognition of a right.” Finally, as of July 1993, no CADCs had actually yet been awarded. Nonetheless, until the Ancestral Domains Bill passes Congress, the principal NGOs involved in the ancestral domains movement - including the Legal Rights and Natural Resource Center (LRC), PANLIPI (an organization of law years that provides legal assistance to ICCs), and the Philippine Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID) - believe that seeking a CADC is the best currently available option for indigenous peoples attempting to secure their ancestral to mains. Not surprisingly, however, given their own differing circumstances, the people of indigenous communities differ in their willingness to accept one or another concept of stewardship rather than outright ownership (i.e., full titling). Garrity et al observe that the ICCs that to date have been able to maintain secure control of their land, such as some Cordilleran peoples, fear that acceptance of any sort of stewardship agreement will mean that they must forfeit their claim to ownership, while those ICCs that have been under strong encroachment pressure from lowland settlers or agribusiness operations, or that have even been displaced from their lands, are more likely to regard stewardship or lease agreements as the best practical means to maintain some territorial integrity. The current emphasis on ancestral domains rather than ancestral lands reminds us that more is at stake than simply the need of indigenous people to make a current agricultural living. The notion of “domain” is meant to embrace those additional ancestral lands not currently occupied or farmed, but which represent a reserve for the future and over which there is in fact an ancestral claim. Meanwhile, and until ancestral domains are genuinely secured against economic and military threats from outsiders, such problems will persist.
Here’s how to perform a marriage
LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh…” (Genesis 2:24, the Holy Bible). -oooTA R L A C J U D G E AGANON & JUDICIAL MARRRIAGES: Executive Judge Cesar Aganon of the Tarlac Regional Trial Court, and the presiding judge of the court’s Branch 63 as well, showed a unique way of performing “judicial marriages” last May 26, 2014. I happened to be in his court room on that day, on account of an appearance for a client, and was I thankful that I witnessed how he did it!
Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio The fact is that, I have already seen church marriages and marriages by mayors of towns and cities, but they seemed to me mere so-so ceremonies, harping merely on the voluntary union between man and woman. Judge Aganon, however, focused on the Constitutional and statutory bases of a marital union, and the legal consequences of violating those laws by
anyone of the spouses. It was a lecture on the laws on marriage and on the rights and obligations of the marrying couple, alright, but Aganon was correct in giving that lecture, for it is important for husbands and wives to be informed of the legal effects of entering into a marriage. Those interested to see photos of Aganon performing the ceremony, please go to my
Facebook timeline, under the account name “Melanio Lazo Mauricio Jr.” -oooJUDGE EMPHASIZES CONSTITUTIONAL BASIS OF MARRIAGE: What I particularly liked in Aganon’s wedding ceremony was his emphasis on the nature of marriage as “an inviolable social institution”, and the Constitutional and the Family Code protection that surrounds marriage. I think that men and women must really be made to understand that a marriage is not a mere instrument or subterfuge for a man and a woman to be together, that it is not simply the end result of two See MARRIAGE, page 11
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he Aquino administration approved nine major projects in infrastructure, transportation, water supply, and health care worth P62.3 billion, during a marathon meeting in Malacanang on Thursday. In a statement issued o n Fr i d ay, P r e s i d e nt i a l Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the projects were approved by the National E c on om i c D e ve l opm e nt Authority (NEDA) Board on Thursday during their meeting that began at 1 p.m. and ended at almost midnight. The NEDA Board is chaired by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Approved were the P18.7 billion Kaliwa Dam project and the P5.8 billion Angat Dam water transmission project that will address the water supply needs of Metro Manila, Coloma said. The Kaliwa Dam project involves the construction of a dam that will produce 600 million liters of water per day, and a water conveyance tunnel with a capacity of 2,400 million liters per day in anticipation of the future construction of the Laiban Dam. The project will cover portions of the municipalities
of Tanay, Antipolo, and Teresa in Rizal province and the towns of General Nakar and Infanta in Quezon province. The project will be implemented through publicprivate partnership (PPP), under variants of the buildlease-and-transfer (BLT) scheme. Meanwhile, the Angat Dam water transmission project, which will be financed through a $60 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan, aims to improve the re l i a bi l it y a n d s e c u r it y of t he Angat raw water transmission system through the rehabilitation of existing conveyances from the Ipo Dam to the La Mesa treatment plant, Coloma said. The NEDA Board also approved the development of local water districts through the approved implementation of the Local Water Utilities Administration’s (LWUA) initiative and a $60 million (P2.7 billion) ADB loan facility. Three pilot projects will jump-star t the exp ected upgrading of facilities and services of some 60 local water districts nationwide. These will be implemented in Koronadal City and in the metropolitan San Fernando City-Pampanga
area and 15 water districts in Bulacan. Also approved was t h e Nat i on a l Ir r i g at i on Administ rat ion’s (NIAs) Malinao Dam improvement project in Bohol that will d oubl e t he i mp ou nd i ng capacity of the existing dam for irrigation needs of the underserved areas of the Bohol Integrated Irrigation System. The project is estimated to cost P653 million. The P10.6-billion Cebu bus rapid transit project was likewise approved for implementation, the Palace official said. The project, which will be completed in 2017, will address Cebu’s need for a mass transport facility in its bustling metropolis. It will be financed through l o a n s f ro m t h e Ag e n c e Francaise de Development (AFD) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development-World Bank through its clean technology fund. The government is also allocating P4.1 billion to improve the runway and modernize facilities at the Busuanga airport in Palawan. This is expected to boost the growth of tourism in Palawan, given the 47 percent
Bank lending sustains growth in April
Outstanding loans of commercial banks, net of reverse repurchase (RRP) placements with the BSP, grew by 20.9 percent in April from the previous month’s increase of 20.0 percent, a statement said. Similarly, bank lending inclusive of RRPs rose at a faster pace of 19.4 percent from 18.3 percent in the previous month. On a month-onmonth seasonally-adjusted basis, commercial bank lending increased by 1.1 percent for loans net of RRPs and by 1.3 percent for loans inclusive of RRPs. Loans for production activities—which comprised about four-fifths of banks’ aggregate loan portfolio— expanded further by 18.9 percent in April from 18.1 percent in March. The expansion in production loans was driven primarily by increased lending
to the following sectors: real estate, renting, and business services (which grew by 20.0 percent); electricity, gas and water (32.6 percent); wholesale and retail trade (21.3 percent); manufacturing (16.2 percent); and financial intermediation (15.3 percent). Bank lending to other sectors also posted positive growth rates during the month, except for public administration and defense which declined by 1.2 percent. L o ans for hou s ehol d consumption, on the other hand, grew at a slower pace of 10.7 percent from 11.7 percent in the previous month reflecting the slowdown in credit card loans and auto loans. The continued expansion in bank lending across sectors is expected to support the growth momentum of the economy. Going forward, the BSP will continue to closely monitor
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 CHARMAIGNE FRANCES JANEO TAMSI has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CHARMAIGNE FRANCES JANEO TAMSI who was born on March 9, 1992 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are HERACLEO GAAN TAMSI and ROSEMARIE GIMONG JANEO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 9, 2014. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: JUNE 2 & 9, 2014
credit and liquidity conditions a n d d e p l oy appropr i at e measures as necessary to ensure that the monetary environment remains consistent with its price and financial stability objectives. (BSP)
average annual growth in passenger traffic in Busuanga and Coron, Palawan, Coloma said. Also approved for implementation was the LRT 2 operations and maintenance project, estimated at P16.5 billion, to increase operating efficiency from the present level of 67 percent (or six out of 18 train-sets) operational daily to 95 percent availability of the total LRT 2 fleet. The NEDA Board also approved the P1.2 billion Laoag airport road link project that will provide easier access to the Laoag international airport and the Currimao port in Ilocos Norte, to boost trade and tourism. The project will be funded from the general appropriations of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). T he gove r n me nt w i l l expand and modernize the Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, the largest maternity care and birthing facility in the country, to increase its capacity from the present 447 beds to 800 beds. The P2 billion project will be borne by DOH from general appropriations. Also approved Thursday was the Clark Green City project that will cover the municipalities of Capas and Bamban in Tarlac province. Initially approved was the disposition of 1,300 hectares, constituting phase one of the project. The recent groundbreaking of the proposed University of the Philippines campus in Clark is part of this initial implementation phase, Coloma said.
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DENR-IX to reorganize regional task force on climate change EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF PACITO ABSUELO AND ELISEA R. ABSUELO WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of PACITO C. ABSUELO, who died on June 20, 2013, at the General Hospital, Mambajao, Camiguin; he left real properties, enumerated hereinunder, which the HEIRS intend to settle and partition the same among themselves. That ELISEA R. ABSUELO, co-owner of the estate and mother of the remaining HEIRS, does hereby WAIVE, RELINQUISH, and QUIT-CLAIM whatever ownership, participation, interest and claim she has in favour of her said children. That each and every parcel of land shall be divided into FIVE (5) equal shares of which every heir shall receive One (1) share. PARCEL ONE ‘A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as Lot 1884 C4, under TD No. H-1210287, PIN 049-010012-008-61 B, in the name of ABSUELO ELECIO (ELECIA). Containing an area of 1.0202 sq.ms., more or less. PARCEL TWO “A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as LOT No. 1575, Blk No. 007, declared under TD No. H-1210124, PIN 049-01-0012-007-50, in the name of ABSUELO, ELECIA. Containing an area of 0.2665 sq.ms., more or less. PARCEL THREE “A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as LOT No. 1565 C4, declared under TD No. H-1210155, PIN 049-01-0012-007-65, in the name of ABSUELO, ELECIA. Containing an area of : Agricultural – 0.0785 sq.ms.,: Residential – 100.00 sq.ms., more or less. PARCEL FOUR “ A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as LOT No. 1925, Blk No. 009, declared under TD No. H-1210339, PIN 049-01-0012-009-16, in the name of ABSUELO, ELECIA. Containing an area of 0.2108 sq.ms., more or less. PARCEL FIVE ‘A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as LOT No. 1927, declared under TD No. H-1210340, PIN 04901-0012-009-17, in the name of ABSUELO, ELECIA. Containing an area of 0.1292 sq. ms., more or less. PARCEL SIX “A PARCEL OF LAND, located at Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, identified as LOT No. 1917, declared under TD No. H-1210346, PIN 049-01-0012009-23, in the name of ABSUELO, ELECIA. Containing an area of 0.2317 sq.ms., more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE OF PACITO ABSUELO AND ELISEA R. ABSUELO WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS, made and entered into at Bonbon, Catarman, Camiguin, by and consisting of the following: ELISEA R. ABSUELO, widow of the PACITO C. ABSUELO, and mother of the following children: EVELYN A. MALUNES, married, and a resident of Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin; RANDY PACITO R. ABSUELO, married, and a resident of Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin; EFREN R. ABSUELO, married, and a resident of Langcayan, Mahinog, Camiguin; EVA R. RITARDO, married, and a resident of B-1, L-16, Villanena II, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; and MARKLESTER R. ABSUELO, married, and a resident of Panghiawan, Catarman, Camiguin, who are all Filipino citizens, and of legal ages, hereinafter referred to as the HEIRS. That the abovenamed parties are the sole and legitimate Heirs of the decedent. As per Doc. No. 389; Page No. 79; Book No. IV; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. TEDDY S. RODRIGUEZ. MDN: MAY 26, JUNE 2 & 9, 2014
ZAMBOANGA CITY--The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to reorganize Regional Task Force on Climate Change. Arleigh Adorable, DENR Regional Executive Director, cited the need to reorganize the task force as he noted that some of its members from the different agencies have already retired from government service. As the regional head of DENR, Adorable chairs the task force whose members NOTICE NOTICE IS hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses LORETO RIVITA BENDIJO and ELENA SALVAN BENDIJO consisting a parcel of land known as Lot No. 4079, Pls-225, Maygatasan Public Land Subdivision (identical to Lot 2297-A, Csd13-000093-D) situated at Poblacion, Bayugan City containing an area of 250 square meters covered by Katibayan ng Titulo Blg. P-18578 si the subject of Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement/Partition of Intestate Estate of the Deceased Couple Lorenzo Rivita Bendijo and Elena Salvan Bendijo under the notarial registry of Atty. Rafael V. Ybanez per Doc. No. 101, Page No. 94; Book No. LXXX Series of 2014. MDN: May 26, June 2 & 9, 2014
EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION THEREOF Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late PEDRO LABADAN, who died on October 18, 1986 at Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental, left certain parcel of land located at Kibaghot, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental covered under Tax Declaration No. 08-18-004-1722 and portion sold particularly described as follows: “A parcel of land under Tax Declaration No. 08-18-004-1722 with Survey C-14 Lot No. 12347 located at Kibaghot, Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental. Containing a total area sold of SEVEN HUNDRED FORTY THREE square meters (743 sq.m) that includes the frontage lot as access road of Ninety Three square meters (93 sq.mtrs) more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION OF ESTATE AMONG HEIRS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF PORTION THEREOF, made and entered namely; TEOFILO P. LABADAN, FELIPA P. LABADAN, SAMSON P. LABADAN, CORA LABADAN, CLAUDIO P. LABADAN, ROGELIO P. LABADAN; that the above-mentioned persons are the legitimate children of the Late PEDRO LABADAN. For in consideration of the sum of SEVEN HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND PESOS (Php 750,000.00), Philippine Currency to the HEIRS/ VENDORS in hand counted and paid by ONISIMO DOMINGO JR., of legal age, married to EMMA A. DOMINGO and residing at Cavite, Philippines his heirs, assigns and successors in interest, the above-described portion of land. As per Doc. No. 453; Page No. 91; Book No. XXV; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. JOHN REY A. TOMINES. MDN: MAY 19, 26 & JUNE 2, 2014
come from different government agencies as well as civic and non-government organizations. The official said the reorganization is in preparation for the launching of the information and education campaign on climate change on June 10 this year. He said the technical working group and the regional secretariat will meet next week to discuss the reactivation of the task force. Meanwhile, Roservirico Tan, DENR Public Affairs Officer, said 30 information officers from their provincial and community offices
as well as Philippine Information Agency managers in the region on Wednesday attended an orientation on climate change advocacy in Pagadian City. Tan said the orientation was a collaborative effort of the DENR and the PIA. Tan presented the Climate Change Advocacy (Perspective Change) while Protected Areas and Wildlife Division chief Cidur Julsadjiri and PIA Regional Director Noemi Edaga presented the Regional Communication Plan and Regional IEC Plan on Climate Change, respectively. Tan said a one-hour documentary titled “Chasing Ice” was shown during the orientation to provide the participants a glimpse of the impact of global warming. (MindaNews)
Tungawan town acquires new bus terminal By EMMANUEL D. TAGHOY
TUNGAWAN, Zamboanga Sibugay--“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much,” said Mayor Randy A. Climaco during the inauguration and blessing of the newly constructed bus terminal here. Climaco attributed the realization of the project to the Tungaweños, the town officials and to all who had helped and supported him in erecting the project. “This occasion is the fruit of our labor. Despite the hardships and obstacles that hinder our way, especially on peace and order, the unity of the people and the government paved the way for this project,” he said. The Tungawan Bus Terminal is a joint undertaking of the municipal government and the Mindanao Basic Urban Services Sector Project of the Department of the Interior and
Local Government (DILG) through the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP). The proje c t, w hich included three building, amounted to P13,550,542.67 and is payable in 15 years. “This is only the beginning of our journey. Even with our differences, be it social or religious, we were able to work harmoniously and surpass all the trials that threaten to weaken us,” Climaco added. Mayor Climaco also expressed his gratitude to the Miss Philippines Earth 2013 beauties, who came for the project’s blessing and inauguration. “The presence of these beautiful ladies here is an assurance that Tungawan is no longer the same as it was before,” he said. Miss Philippines Earth 2013 Angelee Claudett delos Reyes, Miss Philippines Air 2013 Nancy Lee Leonard, Miss Philippines See terminal, page 11
City Hall convenes meeting on ‘motorcab’operation
Atty. Ed Fronda of the City Legal Office, representatives from LTO, LTFRB and TAB Wednesday afternoon confer with motorcab operators and barangay officials from concerned barangays regarding the operation of motorcabs in the city. photo by joey bautista RA 10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR
ZAMBOANGA City--Representatives from the City Legal Office and transportation regulation agencies met with motorcab operators Wednesday afternoon, May 28, to clarify issues and concerns regarding the operations of the motorcab as a mode of transportation in different barangays in the City. Spearheaded by City Legal Officer Atty. Jesus Carbon and the Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB), the meeting discussed among other things, the legalities surrounding the franchising
of public transportation, public safety issues, and the request of operators from barangay Quiniput, Curuan, and Buenavista to legalize motorcab operations. A motorcab, also called a kuliglig, is a three-wheeled vehicle which closely resembles a tricycle. It is composed of a motorcycle and an attached sidecar which ply routes in rural communities and barangays. Motorcab operations are considered illegal by transportation regulation agencies as these vehicles See meeting, page 11
RA 10172 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Province of Lanao del Norte Municipality of Tubod OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR
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NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
In compliance with Rule 7 of Republic Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that CUPHIL POMICPIC CABUGNASON has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error in the Child’s Gender under the entry of Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CUPHIL POMICPIC CABUGNASON bearing LCR NO. 93-607 who was born on 10 JUNE 1993 at BARAKANAS, TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are PRETILIA POMICPIC and CUPID CABUGNASON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than JUNE 13, 2014.
In compliance with Rule 7 of Republic Act No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that JERALDINE TUYAN DEJOS has filed with this office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error in the Child’s Gender under the entry of Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JERALDINE TUYAN DEJOS bearing LCR NO. 92-651 who was born on 05 JULY 1992 at CAMP 5, TUBOD, LANAO DEL NORTE and whose parents are FE TUYAN and RODEL DEJOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than JUNE 13, 2014.
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Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL
Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that LEWIS GLENN V. GALUPO has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from GLENN to LEWIS GLENN in the Certificate of Live Birth of GLENN VALMORIA GALUPO who was born on October 21, 1958 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are RAMON GALUPO and SILVERIA VALMORIA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 1, 2014.
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that PERLA P. GADOT has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s DATE OF BIRTH from “NOVEMBER 07, 2005” to “FEBRUARY 07, 2005” in the Certificate of Live Birth of PAUL JOSEPH PADERO GADOT who was born on NOVEMBER 07, 2005 (as per NSO copy) in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are VICENTE ABID GADOT and PERLA MANDANG PADERO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than June 2, 2014.
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Fishing banned in Davao Gulf on spawning season By Lorie Ann Cascaro, MindaNews
DAVAO CITY--The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-11 said Friday fishing will be banned in the Davao Gulf between June and August this year to rehabilitate its declining fishery resources. Studies by the BFAR-11 National Stock Assessment Program have shown small pelagic species in the gulf could not sufficiently meet the demand for fish in the region. Small pelagic fishes are those that “live near the surface or in the water
column of coastal, ocean, usually caught by both commercial and municipal fishing gears like bagnet, ringnet, and other modified fishing gears of similar fishing operations.” Some small pelagic fishes include the variety of mackerel locally known
as karabalyas, kabalyas, hasa-hasa, buraw, anduhaw, kapisnon, lumahan and anduhan; variety of roundscad species also known as galonggong”, moro-moro, borot, alumahan, budburon, burot-burot; and the variety of big eye scad species locally known as matang baka, atulay, matambaka, tamrong and budlatan. The closed season is a joint order of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Fatima M. Idris, BFAR11 regional director, said in a press conference that based on biological studies conducted by their Regional Stock Assessment Program, most pelagic species spawn during the period from June to August. Idris said the order will be implemented upon its publication in newspapers with general circulation. She added they have been conducting information and education campaign about the closed season
in the Davao Gulf. The order also aims to reduce, if not eliminate, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing within the gulf for conservation. Any person, association or corporation, is prohibited to catch any small pelagic fishes in the conservation area “using ringnet and bagnet, regardless of tonnage and/or modified fishing gears with similar fishing operations during the closed season”. The order also prohibits the use of fine mesh net for ring nets and bag nets and similar fishing gears or operation throughout the years. A p eer review will follow the implementation of the closed season. Scientists, technical staff from BFAR, the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Davao
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Gulf Management Council, BAROG Katawhan MultiPurpose Cooperative, academe and industry experts will determine whether to continue or amend the closed season. Idris said they will continue monitoring the gulf before and after succeeding closed season. She noted that at least 30 commercial mother vessels are registered to fish in the gulf. Punishments for violators of the order, particularly the operator, boat captain/master fisherman or three highest officers of the boat are a fine equivalent to the value of the catch or P100,000, whichever is higher, and imprisonment of six months, forfeiture of the catch and cancellation of fishing boat and gear licenses and/or other fishing permits. (Lorie Ann Cascaro/MindaNews)
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for another hearing when I bumped into Atty. Richard Libatique, a former student of mine at the San Sebastian College of Law in C.M. Recto, Manila. I missed his name at first, but he reminded me that he was my student in at least two law subjects in the early 1990s. Then, Richard proceeded to tell me that among his classmates, my students, there is already a judge, a prosecutor, and many practicing lawyers, both in government and in private. He said the class he belonged to produced good lawyers, and all because of the good training they got from San Sebastian College of Law. Well, I have always been convinced, long after my stint as a professor of law courtesy of then Dean (and now Cagayan De Oro City) senior Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, that good lawyers could only come from good students. The school doesn’t really matter, even if San Sebastian is a good law school. What matters, at the end of the day, is the determination of the students to be good. Thank God for my good students! -oooREMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over www.eaglenews.ph; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas
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How Do We Improve Schools? By DIOSCORA P. CAGOD MT-1 Camp 3 Elem. School in Daligdigan PS District of Salvador Division of Lanao del Norte
If education’s greatest purpose is to help students learn and grow, then education’s greatest asset is its teachers. As educators, we understand the unique needs and circumstances that arise in today’s classrooms. School improvement must be the main focus of our government. New professional learning tools that helps teachers and administrators alike create professional learning plans, send reports, and work toward the same goals as teams, must be prioritized like the STEM. What kind of education is needed for a person to succeed in the 21st century? The answer in many cases is an education in one of the “STEM” fields: science, technology, engineering and math. Despite the importance of an education in these fields, most women in developing countries have limited access to information and communication technology,
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intermediate computer literacy. Of the teachers, 79 percent were women with minimal or no prior exposure to technology. Although there has been a strong push to get educational technology into the hands of teachers and students, many obstacles to implementation still exist. Equipment may not be placed in easily accessible locations. Hardware and software often pose problems for teachers in the classroom, and just-in-time technical support may be unavailable. Teachers may lack the time and the motivation to learn technology skills. Professional development activities may not provide ongoing, hands-on training for teachers or practical strategies for implementing technology into lesson plans. Initial technology funding may not be sustained and thus not capable of providing upgrades, maintenance, and ongoing professional development. However, these obstacles can be addressed and overcome. The government must keep an eye on these concerns if we want to improve our schools.
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island-region and its people more adaptable to climate change by integrating disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) as well as climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM) in their curriculum. The curriculum integration includes the proposal to offer short-term courses on DRRM and CCAM to students, employees of Local Government Units (LGUs) and other interested individuals. Part of the initiative is the move to designate DRRM and CCAM as compulsory subjects for all courses or to include these in the existing subjects such as the National Service Training Program (NSTP), the Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS), and the Reserved Officers Training Corps (ROTC). Among the schools that have committed to integrate DRMM and CCAM in their curriculum include the University of Southeastern Philippines, the Compostela Valley State College, the Davao del Norte State College, the Sultan Kudarat State University, the Mindanao State University-General Santos City Campus, the University of Southern Mindanao, the Cotabato Foundation College of Science and Technology and the Cotabato City State Polytechnic College. Other schools such as the Southern Philippines Agri-business and Marine and Aquatic School of Technology (SPAMAST), the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology
(DOSCST) and the Notre Dame of Dadiangas University have already incorporated DRMM and CCAM in their CWTS and NSTP subjects. “The country’s state universities and colleges play critical roles in integrating climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the education sector,” said Dr. Irvin Generalao, SPAMAST president. Majority of the students enrolled in SPAMAST come from poor families “who are considered as among the most vulnerable sector to climate change,” he added. “By integrating and offering DRRM and CCAM in our programs, we intend to equip our students with the appropriate skills, attitudes, and knowledge necessary for them and their families to adapt to climate change, and eventually cope with its impacts,” he said. Generalao said that students who recently completed the school’s NSTP underwent series of trainings on first aid and disaster preparedness. SPAMAST also implemented projects on climate change, including the Regional Disaster Science and Management (RDSM) funded by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Industry and Energy Research and Development (PCIERD). The RDSM maps out the earthquake-prone areas in Davao del Sur and disseminates these information to concerned local government units and authorities.
The school also manages two automated weather stations that are located in Digos City and Matanao, Davao del Sur. The weather stations collect timely information on meteorological conditions such temperature, amount of rainfall, and relative humidity, which are being forwarded to Ateneo de Davao University for consolidation. “We hope to contribute to President Benigno Aquino III’s programs on DRRM and CCAM in our own little way. SPAMAST sees to it that all of its academic programs, including agriculture, environmental science, and engineering must include awareness on climate change among its courses,” Generalao said. During roadshows with higher education institutions in Regions XI and XII conducted by the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), SPAMAST and the other 10 state universities and colleges in Mindanao also pledged to undertake researches on climate change aimed at aiding policy and decision-making bodies. “These studies are crucial and we would like to maximize the expertise of our home-grown academic institutions,” said Janet Lopoz, MinDA executive director. She added that MinDA regularly submits policy briefs to the members of Mindanao lawmakers’ bloc in Congress, adding “the agency lobbies for Mindanaorelated policies that are supported thorough research.” The Mindanao 2020 or the island-region’s 20-year peace and development roadmap for 2011-
2030 stressed that Mindanao must position itself to adequately meet the challenges of climate change. “We are glad that our stakeholders from the education sector are now rallying for this cause. The government and private sectors must work together in implementing DRRM and CCAM initiatives,” she said. Lopoz encouraged all stakeholders in Mindanao, especially those from the private sector to collaborate under MinDA’s flagship program called the MindaNOW! Nurturing Our Waters Program which seeks to harmonize all DRRM and CCAM efforts in the island-region. Republic Act No. 10121, the law that institutionalized the country’s DRRM system and framework requires the integration of disaster risk reduction in the school curricula. It mandates the Department of Education, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority to integrate disaster risk reduction and management education in their school curricula, which include the National Service Training Program (NSTP), formal and non-formal, technical-vocational, indigenous learning, and out-of-school youth courses and programs. The education sector on the other hand is required by Republic Act No. 9729 or the law that created the Climate Change Commission, to incorporate climate change into their primary and secondary subjects that include science, biology, sibika, and history. (PNA)