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Mindanao Daily NEWS

Volume II, No. 130

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November 14, 2013


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Power coop sends team of linemen to Eastern Visayas Storms leave zero casualties, negligible damage in Misor



AGADIAN City––The Zamboanga del Sur Electric C ooperative-I (ZAMSURECO-I) is sending a team of linemen to Tacloban City and L eyte province yesterday to help restore power in the areas severely affected by super typhoon Yolanda last week.

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Drive vs. improvised mufflers launch in Pagadian PAGADIAN City, Zamboanga del Sur––The city government in coordination with the police have apprehended and impounded 150 motorcycles, including tricycles with improvised mufflers which is a violation of Republic Act No. 4136 otherwise known as the Land Transportation and Traffic Code. The apprehension came after Mayor Romeo Pulmones ordered a campaign against the use of improvised mufflers following complaints from the See DRIVE/p.11

ROAD SHOW. Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala (right) receives a plaque of appreciation from DA 10 Ex-

ecutive Director Lealyn Ramos (left) with Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno assisting during the opening of the 2013 Mindanao-wide Makina Saka Agri Machinery Road Show, Nov. 12, 2013, Marco Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. Mindanao Daily News photo by Lavie Casenas

DA-BFAR boat sails to Tacloban City with relief goods, ‘intervention agri products’ By Cheng Ordonez Executive Editor

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Bureau of Fishery and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) have utilized its vessel, the M/V DA-BFAR, to deliver relief goods and “intervention agricultural products” to Tacloban City, which was devastated by super Typhoon Yolanda. This was announced by Agriculture Secretary Pro-

ceso Alcala here in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, during the opening of the four-day 2013 Mindanao-Wide Makina Saka Agri Machinery Road Show, where he was the guest of honor. Sec. Alcala said an estimated cost of 3.7 billion agricultural products went to ruins in the Visayas areas hit by Typhoon Yolanda, and his Department is currently facilitating the interventions needed to cope with the losses.

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The boat, which has a capacity of 1,000 metric tons, was expected to dock in Cagayan de Oro port Wednesday afternoon and will also accommodate relief goods from all sectors with relief goods intended for delivery to Tacloban. Alcala said to safeguard the relief goods and pave the way for smooth delivery of relief operation, the boat will position one nautical mile away from the port of Tacloban. Four speed boats, consisting of four teams,

will then be deployed to Tacloban. First to be deployed is the Organizing and Coordinating Team to organize and supervise the distribution of relief goods with proper authorities. Next to be deployed is the Relief Operation Team, backed up by two more teams, as Support Teams. Reports from Tacloban alarmed agencies of looting and ambush, even as Sec. Alcala said that the media should help them See PRODUCTS/p.11

GINGOOG City, Misamis Oriental––The typhoons that struck Misamis Oriental in a week’s time, including the deadly typhoon Yolanda, inflicted only minimal damaged in the province, a provincial official said Wednesday. Provincial Administrator Edmundo Pacamalan, Jr., who was in Gingoog City to conduct ocular inspection of typhoon related damage in Misamis Oriental, said that minor damaged such as landslides and fallen electrical posts were the only reported incidents at the height of the typhoons. He said that the fallen electric post owned by the Misamis Oriental Telephone System was valued at P 150,000 while the landslides were quickly cleared by the provincial engineers to make transportation normal. Pacamalan said that the provincial government is still waiting reports on crops and damage incurred in the agricultural sector. See STORMS/p.11

7t workers land jobs in DOLE fairs

GENERAL Santos City–– Some 7,327 job seekers in Region 12 have gained “onthe-spot” employment in 37 job fairs facilitated by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the area in the first three quarters of the year. Ofelia Domingo, DOLE Region 12 director, said the hired workers comprise 43.39 percent of the 16,887 See JOBS/p.11

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Tagoloan execs change stand on dirty coal plant First part

By RUEL V. PELONE Managing Editor

LEGISLATORS from the town of Tagoloan in Misamis Oriental trashed an earlier resolution expressing vehement opposition to the construction of 405 Megawatt coal-fired power plant by Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) inside the 84-hectare Phividec Industrial Estate. In June, some members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tagoloan passed “Resolution no. 156, S. 2013” vehemently opposing the construction of coal-fired power plant citing numerous reasons: • The coal plant will pose grave hazard to the health and comfort of the local residents of Tagoloan–– aside from the immense pollution; • Environmentalists and health-conscious organizations world-wide are opposed to the establishment of coal-fired power plant; • The Coal-Free Central Luzon Movement (CFCLM) has warned of an

“impending air pollution catastrophe in the region” if the private companies are allowed to build coal-fired power plants; • Msgr. Antonio Dumaual, CFCLM chair, said the coal power plants are the “dirtiest source of electricity.” “The same projects have been opposed and rejected by the governments and residents of Subic, Zambales, Iloilo City, Masinloc, Zambales, Limay, Bataan, with the same reasons that it will be rejected here,” the resolution reads. “This project will not contribute to the meager income of this municipality, as it is located inside the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental,” said the majority of the legislators adding, “however, its plant site is nearer to the town proper of Tagoloan and adjoining barangays of Sta. Cruz, and sitios Bilayong and Mohon. Town Councilor Lamberto S. Neri voted “no” to the resolution but town councilors Syremae N. Emano, Armando C. Po-

mar, Audie G. Paduganan, Chicque C. Co, Ignacio L. Factura II, and Mario Charlie K. Emano voted “yes.” Vice Mayor Robinson V. Sabio and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation President Cristine Jane C. Dagasuhan failed to attend the 24th Special Session of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tagoloan held on June 10, 2013. But in October this year, seven out of 11 members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tagoloan passed another resolution. “Resolution no. 18, S. 2013” reads: “A resolution to reconsider and withdraw the vehement opposition from the local government against the construction or establishment of a 405MW coal-fired power plant by the Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) inside the 84-hectare site leased by the Phividec Industrial Estate in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental.” The legislators claimed that the passage of “Resolution no. 156, s. 2013” was prompted by concerns about the pollution and environmental hazards that the power plant will cause,

the depreciation of the properties traversed by its transmission lines, and the meager benefits that will accrue to the municipality of Tagoloan. They said the project owner, FDC-Misamis Power Corporation, requested for an opportunity to make a presentation of its proposed project to assure that the concerns of the municipality of Tagoloan can be prevented. “This body had allowed the project owner such an opportunity in the interest of due process and fair play; and in the presence of all barangay captains of the municipality and various cross sections of the populace, the management of the FDC Misamis Power Corporation was able to quell the apprehensions about the establishment of a coal plant in the area,” explained the lawmakers in passing the new resolution. They also cited at least four reasons why they are withdrawing the earlier resolution as follows: • The demand for power in Mindanao is continuously rising with urbanization and economic growth. Studies made by the Department

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez would like to invite the members of Boy Scouts of the Philippines in the Province to join the upcoming 1st HAPPY MISOR INVITATIONAL JAMBORETTE at Naawan, Misamis Oriental. Qualified participants are KID Scouts, KAB Scouts, Boy Scouts, Senior Scouts, and Rover Scouts. Come and join this historic event!

of Energy (DOE) found showed that Mindanao’s peak demand could reach 1,428MW in 2013, and 1,823MW by 2019. Without new plant generation in Mindanao, it will continue to experience continuous and rotating brownouts to the detriment of the economic development of Misamis Oriental and other provinces in Mindanao. • The construction and operation of the proposed power plant will create more jobs especially in the immediate municipalities including Tagoloan, increase business activities and generate more revenues (taxes) for Tagoloan town. • The proposed

3x135MW coal-fired power station will be installed, operated and maintained within the Phividec Industrial Estate Misamis Oriental-Special Economic Zone, a vast industrial area in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental, and is specifically zoned and planned for the purpose of industrial activities such as power plant operation. • The FDC Misamis plant will utilize “clean and technology” that reduces the sulfur dioxide emission as well as nitrogen oxide and will install brand new and modern power generating equipment, thus reducing the power plant’s impact on the environment.

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BOC-10 exceeds collection for 2013 By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– As of end-October 2013 the Bureau of Customs in Region 10 has already exceeded its collection target for the year. Deputy collector Marvin Mison said they have already collected P5,620,687,022 in the first 10 months of the year, an excess of P946,615,022 of its 2013 target of P4,674,072,000. Mison attributed their achievement to the usual top 10 importers and exporters of the region including Del Monte, Holcim, Nestle and Steag State Power. He a d d e d t h at t h e months from November to January are usually lean months. The BOC-10 is currently under OIC collector Atty. Ruby Claudia M. Alameda while the former district collector has been called to Manila along with other customs collectors nationwide. Mison said there are some changes in assignments of the bureau’s employees and this may include Mindanao Container

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2,000 passengers stranded by super typhoon ‘Yolanda’ By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Some 2,000 boat passengers were stranded on Tuesday in Cagayan de Oro City as the Philippine Coast Guard banned ships from leaving port due to typhoon Zoraida. The passengers, bound for Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod and Manila, made Terminals 1 and 2 of the Port of Cagayan de Oro as their waiting venue rather than returning to their origins. All shipping were grounded to a halt and fishermen were not allowed to go to sea by the Coast Guard pending the lifting of storm signals by the weather bureau. The earliest time they could leave port would be Thursday evening. At the Laguindingan Airport, flights were also cancelled on Tuesday due to bad weather. Following the Pag-asa advisory declaring Misamis Oriental under Signal No. 1 for typhoon Zoraida, the local government units See EXCEEDS/p.11 of Cagayan de Oro City

STRANDED. Some 2,000 boat passengers are stranded at the Port of Cagayan de Oro City as the Coast Guard

disallowed ships from leaving on Tuesday due to Typhoon Zoraida. Signal No. 1 was raised by the weather bureau. The passengers were bound for Bohol, Cebu, Bacolod and Manila. Mindanao Daily News photo by Gerry Lee Gorit

and Misamis Oriental reactivated their respective rescue teams in the event of a disaster. Cagayan de Oro Councilor Candy Darimbang said the city’s preparation is sufficient but there are still concerns for residents living along riverbanks. Darimbang said there are still families living near Cagayan River and Iponan River who need to be allocated shelter and housing away from the danger zone. However, she said the City Disaster Risk Reduction

and Management Committee has met to prepare for eventualities. She said the city has readied relief goods and food packs and drinking water in case of emergency. Darimbang also said the city has sufficient manpower for rescue operations although she acknowledged that the 4 rubber boats may not be enough. Classes were suspended on Tuesday in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental. Provincial administrator Jun Pacamalan said Gov-

ernor Yevgeny Vincente Emano has issued an executive order reactivating the province’s command center. Pacamalan said the reactivation of the center includes search and rescue teams. He added that relief teams are on standby with medical ietms and some 5,000 food packs each containing 3 kilos of rice, noodle packs and canned goods. The eastern part of Misamis Oriental is flood-prone because this is where large rivers are located.

Pacamalan said rescue equipment are in place at clustered municipalities especially in flood-prone Gingoog City, Balingasag, Salay, Lagonglong and Tagoloan towns. “We have shifting teams in the provincial capitol,” he said. Pacamalan said the clogged spillways caused by heavy rains in past days have been cleared. “We are also ready to assist municipalities for preemptive or forced evacuations,” he said.

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reform beneficiaries and members of Libas Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (left photo) are picked to be trained in Hibyok Vinegar production by a contracted non-government organization aimed at raising their income and turning them into entrepreneurs. Right photo shows some of the women-trainees during the launch of the project made possible through the Agriculture and Agri-Business Development, a sub-project of DAR ARISP III. Photos contributed by Gil Miranda

Project launch for women to become entrepreneurs By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––The Libas Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LFMPC) in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte recently launched its Hibyok Vinegar production assisted by the Agriculture and AgriBusiness Development (AAD), a sub- project of the Agrarian

Reform Infrastructure Support Project, Phase III (ARISP III). This was learned from Gil Miranda, information officer of the Agusan del Norte Provincial Agrarian Office, who said that the cooperative identified 21 women Agrarian Reform beneficiaries who will be trained in Hibyok Vinegar production with the help of a contracted non-government

organization. Miranda said training expenses amounted to P50,000 to cover cost of materials and tools for use in start-up of project implementation. He explained that the project is aimed at raising to 30 percent the beneficiaries’ usual income. It is expected to transform them to become more productive and

turn them into entrepreneurs. ARISP III Assistant Project Manager Denia Jabagat, who represented Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer Andre Atega, encouraged the beneficiaries to take advantage of the opportunity for them to increase their income and raise their families’ standard of living. DAR-Region Institutional Development Coordinator

Gina Gabor urged the LFMPC members and beneficiaries to face new challenges and prove that the agri-enterprise venture will succeed. The project launching was graced by Aldrin Montero, who represented Mayor Jasmin Monton, Municipal Councilor Wenifredo Maldo, and LFMPC Chairman Jonathan Morada.

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CDO Red Cross sends contingent to Tacloban CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -– The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) based in this seaport capital has sent a contingent of volunteers to the typhoon ravaged city of Tacloban, an official said on Tuesday. Lawyer Antonio Soriano, chair of the PRC in Cagayan de Oro City, said that the volunteers flew to Tacloban City on board the military’s C-130 cargo plane on Monday. He said the PRC volunteers would closely coordinate with other volunteers sent by other organizations to the typhoon-stricken Tacloban. Soriano said that PRC volunteers went into a rigorous training before they would be dispatched to areas Senator Cynthia Villar, chairperson of the Committee on Agricuture and Food, gestures while talking to Agriculture where people need assistance

in times of calamities and disasters. According to Soriano the PRC in Cagayan de Oro City is accepting all kinds of donations for dispatch to the Visayas region. He said those interested to donate could visit the PRC headquarters at the provincial capitol compound in Cagayan de Oro City. Soriano said that the PRC accepts donations and pledges, especially blood donations, the whole year round. “Donated items such a clothings, medicines, blankets, water, kitchen utensils, and sanitary items would be immediately sent to disaster-stricken areas in the country,” Soriano added. (PNA)

Sec. Proseco Alcala during the viewing of the exhibit, at the opening of the 2013 Mindanao-wide Makina Saka Agri Machinery Roadshow, Nov. 12, 2013, outdoor of Marco Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. (Photo by Lavie Casenas)

Lanao del Sur joins relief drive for Yolanda’s victims MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur -- Various government and non-government groups here are appealing for donations for the victims of typhoon Yolanda in Visayas. The relief collection drive, spearheaded by the Kasalimbago Movement together with the 103rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Eagles, Karancho, Marawi Civicom, DxSO Radyo ng Bayan Marawi, and Philippine Information Agency-Lanao del Sur, among others aims to reach out to fellow Filipinos displaced by the super typhoon. Drop-off points for donations, whether in cash on in kind, include the Peace Plaza of the Mindanao State Uni-

versity main campus, town square, and Manican Hall. Prof. Salipada Tamano, chairperson of the KASALIMBAGO Movement, said the group can also be contacted at hotlines 09155206377 or 0999975882. In his appeal, Tamano called on Filipinos to come together as Muslims and Christians who are unified by the universal values of oneness with the pain of another. “We are a nation that has shown that with every trial, we can rise above the challenges. Our faith has tested us to resolve natural and man-made disasters with our human spirit and collective will to survive,” he said.


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City solon reiterates importance of garbage cans inside PUJs CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The City Council Committee on Environment and Natural Resources urges all drivers and operators of Public Utility Jeepneys (PUJs) here to put garbage containers inside their vehicles. City Councilor Zaldy Ocon, committee chair on environment and natural resources, said this will enable passengers to throw their solid wastes properly and ref rain f rom throwing garbage anywhere else on the streets. The provision of garb a ge t i ns i ns i d e P U J s is mandated under section 87 of Ordinance No. 10551-2007, other wise known as the Traffic Code of Cagayan de Oro City, w h i ch w a s e n a c te d i n 2007. No n c o mp l i a n c e i s punishable by law, Councilor Ocon said. Further, the councilor appealed to commuters to

report to the Roads and Administration (RTA) violations to the traffic code. He said they can do this by texting cellphone nu mb e r 0 9 0 6 9 6 4 1 0 9 2 , which the RTA provided as one of its 24/7 services. O con s aid t his wi l l help commuters report violations of drivers while they are on board. “Ad u n a u s a b k i t a y b a l aud nga nag mando sa tanang operators sa s a k y an an g pu b l i ko s a pagsulat o pag printa usab sa sulod sa ilang sakyanan ang plate number ug ngalan sa operator ug kinahanglan sa dako ug klaro nga mga letra ug numero,” - We also have a law that states that all operators of PUJs should write or print inside their jeepneys the plate number and name of the operator and in bold letters and numbers, Ocon added, citing section 114 of the Traffic Code. (CdeOSP/ JMOR/PIA)

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CONGRATULATIONS to Governor Jose Zubiri, Mayor Alice Resus Paulican, the municipal council and offices, especially the Mindanao Development Authority for seeking efforts to maximize opportunites towards realization for the cityhood of Maramag, Bukidnon. - Mindanao Daily, November 14 , 2013 -


ongratulations to Mayor Alicia square kilometers as certified by the Land Paulican-Resus in aiming for a Management Bureau with contiguity not better Maramag in her second term being a requisite for areas that are on two via cityhood of this largest and most pro- or more islands. gressive town in the province of Bukidnon. Maramag is over-qualified in land area The Cityhood for the municipality requirement which is one of the last two basic requirements for cityhood. Since Maramag is long overdue. The upgrading Maramag’s status from the number one requirement to comply is first- class municipality to a component income of which Maramag still needs to city lies in the hands of Mayor Alice and fulfill, the Local Government Unit (LGU) the municipal council, of course, with is now looking for alternatives on how to the blessing of incumbent governor Jose increase the town’s income without sacrificing the small entrepreneurs. Zubiri. Maramag has an area of 521.98 square Another welcome development is the putting-up of Mindanao Developkilometers which qualifies it Editorial ment Authority (MinDA) Main to become a city, aside from its booming trade and agri-business industries, Office in the municipality which would be tourist spots, and an increasing popula- a big factor in increasing the municipality’s income. tion. “In elevating the status of our town Being the center and the heart of Mindfrom a first class municipality to becom- anao and the gateway to different provinces, ing the first city of Southern Bukidnon, Maramag was identified by MinDA in 2009 we are assured of progress not only for as the best place for them to effectively the benefit of the few big time traders operationalize their programs as an islandbut also for the sake of the less fortunate wide body that would integrate peace and development efforts in Mindanao. Maramagnons,”Resus said. With Maramag as a city, there will be Maramag, which is a growing municipalmore economic and livelihood opportu- ity, is a most suitable location for MinDA’s nities, attracting more investors to come main office. Mindanao Development Authority formulates and implements various and put up big businesses. The law requires that a municipality Mindanao-wide inter-regional development may be converted into a component city plans, programs and projects. It would only if it meets two of three requirements: help accelerate the socioeconomic growth a locally generated average annual income of Maramag and eventually Mindanao, inof P100 million for the last two consecu- crease its trade, tourism and investments, tive years as certified by the Department encourage private enterprise and advance of Finance, a population of 150,000 or efforts towards peace and development. more as certified by the National Statistics Cityhood is inevitable. Onward MaraOffice, or a contiguous territory of 100 mag!

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The ‘Climate Change’ in Misamis Oriental

HOW much do we really know about climate change? How much does it cost? Unfortunately, the subject is a thing that is not really explained seriously in schools. Matter of fact, even college students are not pretty aware of what causes climate change at all. We believed knowing the elements that cause climate change such as Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC). CFC is a compound consisting of chlorine, Cris Diaz fluorine, and carbon. CFC c moves into the atmosphere and are broken own by strong ultraviolet rays releasing chlorine atoms that depletes the Ozone layer. CFC is commonly used as refrigerants, solvents, and foam. Isn’t it too technical for pre-schoolers and even college students to understand about why CFC contributes to climate change? Why not tell the students that the air-condition, refrigerators, aerosols, and perfumes that we are accustom every day contributes to Ozone depletion and, therefore, global warming? Why not tell everyone that “heat” emanating from cars, concrete buildings, roads, appliances, and electricity cause global warming? Why not tell everyone that carbon dioxide is much dangerous than CFC as a pollutant? Carbon dioxide could be broken down into sulfur oxide, nitrogen oxide, and mercury – all poisonous elements that could annihilate anything that moves on this planet. Yet, when it is time to learn about the fatal effects of these things, we also start to learn of government sponsored programs that clearly contribute to global warming. While the government mounts a visceral campaign to protect the environment, it is the same government that tolerates projects that are certified as number sources of carbon emissions. This observation is not alien in Misamis Oriental – a province that was initially duped into putting up a German technology coal plant amid protest of the local government units. Of course, the local government unit where the coal plant has operated never did protest because of the “pecuniary interest “ that the coal plant might generate in terms of taxes and levies to the municipal town. However, dealing with a government program that has been proven to be dangerous to the environment have more than meets the eyes. The case in Misamis Oriental aptly demonstrated a scenario where local officials never think of the people’s interest at all. The public knows that Misamis Oriental Vice Governor Joey Pelaez vehemently rejected the proposal to operate a P 30 billion coal plant in the province. Pelaez made his staunch objection to the proposed coal plant in many of his public speeches including a grim reminder to members of the provincial board of the environmental destruction that the coal plant might ultimately do in the future. But, in split seconds Pelaez turned around and convinced the provincial board to pass a resolution for the approval of the coal plant in Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. The action of Pelaez and the members of the provincial board sent an obnoxious message that it is not only CFC that might cause climate change and global warming. There were invalidated information that “money” could be an effective element of climate change, too. Shame… •••• [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React:

What’s your type? Think a minute. It’s been said there are two types of people in the world: Those who come into a room and say, ‘Here I am!,’ and those who come in and say, ‘Ah, there you are!’ Two very different approaches. One says, “Look at me! I want attention!” The other says, “Tell me about yourself.” One attitude says, “I’m the important one.” The other says, “You’re the important one.” You know, if you want to be the happiest you can be. If you want to live a rich, successful, satisfying

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Views VICTIMS of the two natural calamities that visited central Philippines in succession are wondering if the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and the world’s strongest typhoon this year named Yolanda were God’s wrath as some bible-quoting netizens say. In light of the massive devastation wrought by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Cebu and Bohol and the super typhoon Yolanda in Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol and Iloilo, could these be God’s wrath? If they were, are we trying to say that the people in the mentioned places devastated by the two calamities are more sinful than the others in our country? I certainly don’t think so. This practice of moralizing and theologizing of calamities will never help in our discernment of why calamities like these happen. In fact, God himself did not promise a harm-free world. What he promised was a fear-free heart if people will just trust in him. But trusting only gives us the power to face harm wrought by natural calamities. This trust will never make us supermen and superwomen who could wade out from any calamity scratch-free. This is an erroneous understanding of God viz-a-viz natural calamities. Since the occurrence of

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No God’s wrath A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II natural calamities are as certain as the rising of the sun in the East every day of our life, humans have come to conclude that these natural calamities are acts of God. Even human law accords these natural calamities the same understanding. But why is it that some natural calamities wreak more havoc than the others? Is this because the victims of those devastating natural calamities more deserving of such suffering than the others? This is truly unexplainable and inexplicable hence humans’ denomination of these calamities as acts of God. If we are truly sold to the idea that these are acts of God, why then God allows these calamities from ever occurring? Have you noticed that these calamities bring out the best in humans in terms of their articulation of God’s command to love their neighbor as they love themselves? And don’t you find this great? As for me, I certainly do.

Take for example the 7.2 magnitude earthquake and Yolanda. With the massive destruction these two calamities have wrought, humanity became one in coming to the succor of the victims. People from all over the world felt the pain and agony suffered by the victims themselves. Is this response not godly? It is. So the two calamities, admittedly, brought out from humanity the very likeness, the very image of God found in each one of them as they think of the suffering and misery the victims are undergoing. And because of this, they are greatly moved and thus poured the resources that they could muster to give to our countrymen to help them recoup what they have lost and stand up again from their sad experience. The lives lost can no longer be recouped but the outpouring of help and support greatly eased the pain and burden being suffered by the victims who lost their loved ones to these calami-

ties. Could we not consider this global kindness and compassion also and act of God? If we do, is it not safe then for us to say that the best in every human being who truly cared was seen through their act of kindness and compassion? The two calamities made the peoples of the world realize that we belong to one human race that is simply separated by time, space, religion and race. As one human race, we need each other, we care for each other. Is this not an expression of love? Love, we all know, is what binds, is what solidifies relationships between man and man, woman and woman, nations and other nations. If the two calamities succeeded in ferreting out humanity’s love for each other, don’t you find this divine or heavenly? Can the outpouring of help and support from individuals and nations to our hapless countrymen in agony and in pain not a manifestation of God’s Kingdom becoming a reality in our time and space? If you don’t look at it this way, sorry, but I do. It is for the foregoing reasons that I always look at calamities as acts of God meant to bring us closer to each other and closer to God as well. Only God can make things like this See WRATH, page 11

Another coal-fired power plant in Misor NOW that the majority of the members of the Sangguniang Bayan of Tagoloan town in Misamis Oriental thrashed an earlier resolution “vehemently opposing” the construction of coal-fired power plant in Phividec Industrial Estate in Villanueva town, the province of Misamis Oriental is now host to what environmentalists called the “dirtiest” source of electricity. I cannot question the wisdom of the politicians who changed their minds. Wel l, t he y cl ai me d [Those politicians who ap-

Aw Diay! Ruel V. Pelone proved the resolution] that they just gave the project owner “due process” and “fair play.” Aw, Diay! ••• I don’t buy that idea that with the coming of FDC, the supply of electricity in Northern Mindanao will

Generous Special Gospel of the day: Luke9:1-6(November18, 2013-Monday)Luke 9:1-6-Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for [your] journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing everywhere: This gospel is telling us total dependence on God’s divine providence as what He always promises to us. In Matthew 6:33-But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. In Luke 12:31-But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. This is very important for the Priests

be given a lift. Just take the case of the Cagayan de Oro Power and Light Company (Cepalco) which owns the Mindanao Energy Systems, Inc. (Minergy). According to its website, Minergy is an Independent

Power Producer (IPP) established in 1992 to address the crippling power supply crisis in Mindanao. Minergy is the first IPP in the region to sell directly to a private distribution utility. Wow, ka bilib! ••• Did we not experience frequent power interruptions [sometimes prolong brownouts] despite the presence of Minergy––and Steag State Power? We experienced power interruptions the way Cepalco likes––and I never hear it used Minergy to back up its operation. Ahay!

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas and preachers to believe for them to survive. Like me, I am now a full time preacher in SMCNI TV, RADIO JAGNA, BBDN NEWS PAPER BOHOL, ENTERNET and PUBLIC MINISTRY. My ministry survives due to the generous people who work behind my ministry. In Luke 10:7-And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. Do you believe on God’s providence? SPONSORED:Neneth Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request

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AGADIAN CITY – The Zamboanga del Sur Electric Cooperative-I (ZAMSURECO-I) is sending a team of linemen to Tacloban City and Leyte province today to help restore power in the areas severely affected by super typhoon Yolanda last week.

ZAMSURECO-I Manager Jose Raul Saniel in an interview with Philippine Information Agency (PIA)9 staff said the 27 linemen are a part of the “Task Force Kapatid” (TFK) organized by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to help the provinces and cities whose electricity/ power was put out by typhoon Yolanda. Saniel said the NEA is directing the TFK to do immediate restoration of power in typhoon-devastated areas. “All electric cooperatives are strongly supporting this initiative because we want to extend help to our

‘kabayans’ in Leyte,” said Saniel. The linemen clad in their uniforms, left the city at 2 a.m. by land to Leyte via Surigao City, Saniel reported. Saniel also disclosed that the group was led by Allan Cabatingan, president of ZAMSURECO-I board of directors, with area manager Engr. Catranillo Buhawe and technical services manager Engr. Russel Flores. The TFK team has yet to attend a final briefing on Nov. 13, at 1p.m. to be conducted by the NEA officials before attending to their assigned tasks. “This TFK team is well

ZAMSURECO-I general manager Jose Raul Saniel (left) on Monday gives the Task Force Kapatid last-minute instructions. The TFK team is scheduled to leave for Tacloban City on November 12, at 2:00 am to help restore power in the affected areas. (gcc/ Pia Zamboanga Peninsula)

trained and very capable,” Saniel stressed. Each member of the team is provided with pocket money, food, medicines, tools and necessary equip-

Zambo Sur town farmers undergo training on organic farming technique BAYOG, Zamboanga del Sur --The Department of Agriculture (DA) in partnership with the local government has provided a boost in farming technique to some 80 farmers in this town. This, as the DA and the local government have jointly conducted over the weekend a training on basic organic agriculture. Mayor Leonardo Babasa, Jr. said Tuesday the training is in line with his dreams to EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late LUCIA CHAVES, who died on _______ at Guinsiliban, Camiguin without any other surviving legal heirs; left the following real property located at South Poblacion Guinsiliban, Camiguin. Consisting a land area of SEVEN HUNDRED TWO (702) SQUARE METERS, more or less; which has a Market Value of P26,237.25 and the Assessed Value of Php 5,250.00, Philippine Currency, more or less, and the said Parcel of Commercial Lot is covered by Tax Declaration No. 02000200819, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered into this 29th day of October 2013 in the City of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, by and between; HEIRS LUCIA CHAVES, represented herein by LILE E. CAYLO, 85 yrs. Old widow, Filipino citizen, a resident of Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the SELLER/VENDOR; and MARILOU TABALBA UDANG, 57 yrs. Old, Filipino citizen, single, with residence and postal address at 6th Division, Patag, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the BUYER/ VENDEE. That for and in consideration of the sum of THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS (PHP 30,000.00), Philippine Currency Receipt of said amount is hereby acknowledge by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/S the VONDER/S hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, the above described parcel of land in favor of the VENDEE/S. As per Doc. No. 445; Page No. 89; Book No. UX; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMELITO J. MARQUIÑO. MDN: NOV. 7, 14 & 21, 2013

make this town known as the “organic municipality” when it comes to agriculture. Babasa said the training is of great help to local farmers to be able to earn more since they will spend less on inputs in organic farming. Babasa said the products on organic farming are also healthier and safer to consume compared to farming by using synthetic pesticides. The DA regional organic farming focal person Pris-

cilla Hover and her staff have provided the local farmers with input on the advantages of organic farming practices like the use of vermicast. Vermicast is an organic or natural fertilizer that is created by using composting earthworms. These earthworms are placed in a container which is filled with compost. The worms make their way through the food and excrete, which is called the See undergo, page 11

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ment. Asked about how ready is the team to perform its tasks, lineman Jigger Lauganas answered: 100 percent ready. “In fact, a day after

the typhoon battered the Central Visayas region, we were immediately called by General Manager Saniel to get ready,” Lauganas added. “We have already asked

permission from our wives, parents and children and it is our joy to help the victims of Typhoon Yolanda,” Lauganas declared. (FPG/GCC/ PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)

Grenade blasts kill 2, injure 11 in Zambo City

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Two people were killed while 11 others, including four barangay officials, were wounded in two grenade attacks in this city, police officials said Tuesday. Chief Insp. Ariel Huesca, Police Regional Office-9 information officer said the incident took place around 8 p.m. Monday in Barangay Ayala. Killed were barangay secretary Vita Ebol and Elvic Gregorio. Both were candidates for barangay kagawads. Five of the 11 wounded victims were identified as Barangay Chair Diosterides Libredo, his wife, Novelita and Barangay Kagawads Alex Macapili, Edgar Enriquez and Darlene Padernal. The rest of the wounded victims were the driver, utility man, a member of the Barangay Intelligence Network and relatives or supporters of the incum

bent barangay officials. Huesca said the victims were having a meeting in Libredo’s home one of two men aboard a motorcycle tossed two grenades and sped off. The meeting was in preparation for the forthcoming special barangay elections in this city in November 25. The Commission on Elections postponed the barangay election in Zamboanga City due to the standoff between government forces and the Moro National Liberation FrontMisuari faction in September which displaced thousands of residents. Senior Insp. Edilberto Alvarez, commander of police station 9 said none of the victims were able to recognize the attackers since there was a brownout at the time to the incident. Alvarez said the victims even thought at first that the attackers stoned the



residence of the barangay chairman. Meanwhile, three people were wounded when gunmen ambushed a passenger bus late Monday in Barangay Baga, Naga town in Zamboanga Sibugay province, Huesca said. The police official said the bus, owned by the Rural Transit Mindanao Inc. was en route to Pagadian City when ambushed around 8:45 p.m. He said the bus came from this city and had just made a stopover in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. Huesca identified the victims as Ramon Navalta, driver; Danilo Fuentes, 32, conductor; and, Ailyn Camos, a passenger bound for Pagadian. He said Navalta, although wounded, managed to drive the bus towards Pathfinder Hospital in the nearby Kabasalan town, Zamboanga Sibugay. (MindaNews)


NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Corporation has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of lots in ELVIE GONZAGA (EG) SUBDIVISION located at Scions Elite Subdivision, Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as Lot Nos. 1 to 20, Pcs-10-004686 containing an area of 1,245 sq.m. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamis Oriental specifically Lots 40, 41, 42, & 43 of Blk, 1, Pcs-10-001586 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 12th day of November 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS OIC Regional Director MDN: NOV. 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21 & 22, 2013

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GenSan approves P10-M relief assistance for ‘Yolanda’ victims


ENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The city government has approved the release of some P10 million worth of relief and financial assistance for the victims of super typhoon “Yolanda” in parts of the Visayas region.

City Mayor Ronnel Rivera said Wednesday the local government will be sending some P3.5 million worth of relief goods and P6.5 million in cash assistance for communities that were heavily devastated due to the onslaught of the typhoon. He said the assistance was approved by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in an emergency meeting on Tuesday. The funds will be drawn from the quick response component of the city’s disaster risk reduction and management budget, he said.

For the relief goods, Rivera said they will be preparing 10,000 assorted packs using the P3.5 million allocation. He said the financial assistance will be extended to local government units of areas that were hit hardest by the super typhoon, among them the cities of Tacloban and Iloilo, Bantayan Island in Cebu and parts of Eastern Samar. The local government will also deploy its mobile hospital to the typhoon-ravaged areas to assist the ongoing medical mission and relief operations, he said. The mayor said they are tar-

geting to deliver by Friday the initial batch of the relief goods to the affected areas. Aside from these, Rivera said they have launched a massive campaign for relief donations from residents in the city and the neighboring areas. He said they have designated the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office to spearhead the relieve drive. “We’re calling everyone to contribute anything they can. We are open for any donation and will be happy to receive them as well as make sure that they will reach the typhoon victims,” Rivera said. Rebecca Magante, CSWDO chief, said they have assigned the city oval plaza’s gymnasium as the main drop-off point of the relief donations.

The donation center will be open starting Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., she said. Magante said residents may donate items that comprise the standard family food pack, sanitary family pack and non-food family pack. Each family food pack contains five kilos of rice, five canned sardines, five canned beef loaf, five cup noodles, 10 sachets of 3-in-1 coffee, a pack of 200-gram milk, half kilo of sugar, a kilo of salt and half kilo of mongo. A sanitary food pack comprises five pieces of toothbrush, a piece of family size bath soap, a piece of laundry soap, five pieces of assorted female underwear, five pieces of assorted male underwear and one bath towel. The non-food family packs contain 10 meters of 10-millimeter nylon rope, six cup-shape vigil

candles, one lighter, one family size blanket, one mosquito net, one size three rice pot or cauldron and a cut of 8x5 feet laminated canvass or tarpaulin. Magante said relief donors may deliver their contributions to the drop-off center based on the suggested packs. “But the donations that we will receive will not be limited on those items, which are mainly the basic requirements for the relief packs,” she added. Aside from the local government, students and employees of the Mindanao State University campus here also launched their own relief campaign. Sarangani Gov. Steve Chiongbian-Solon issued a memorandum encouraging provincial government employees to help gather relief donations for the victims of typhoon “Yolanda.”(PNA)

PNP operation up as village official killed, another wounded in Maguindanao attack COTABATO CITY -- Lawmen are hot on the trail of motorcycle-riding gunmen who shot dead Tuesday a village secretary and wounded another in Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao. Inspector Blayn Lomas-e, town police chief, identified the slain victim as Ruth Elumba, village secretary and the injured

Members of the Yakan tribe perform cultural dances and play music on board a float from Basilan during the parade inside the ARMM compound in Cotabato City on Nov. 9, 2013. The parade, held in observance of the ARMM’s 24th anniversary, showcased traditional Moro and Lumad practices. (MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh Cabrera)

Koronadal launches year-round relief campaign for disasters KORONADAL CITY — The city government has launched a year-round relief campaign for victims of various disasters that hit the country, including the super typhoon “Yolanda” last Friday that devastated parts of the Visayas area and nearby regions. Cyrus Urbano, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) action officer said Tuesday they have opened an operations center at the city hall building to facilitate the gathering of relief donations for the disaster victims. Aware of the fact that typhoons are recurring natural calamities in the country, he said the council decided to make the relief campaign “a year-round initiative.” “Even in the absence of disasters, the council will welcome non-perishable donations anytime so that relief goods are available for immediate distribution during crisis situation,” said Urbano, who is also the city administrator. The official rallied residents to send relief donations to help the victims of super typhoon Yolanda,

specifically those situated in Tacloban City and the neighboring areas. He said donations or contributions may be delivered to the donation desk set up at the city hall lobby or local government personnel may pick them up through an arrangement with the CDRRMC office. “In the light of the current situation, the CDRRMC is once again accepting donations of any kind like food, water, clothes, home items and even cash for the typhoon-affected communities in the Visayas region,” he said. Based on an assessment of the needs of the affected residents, the city government cited in an advisory that it prefers items such as drinking water, rice, canned goods, personal care products (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, etc.), home items (blanket, towels, eating utensils), medicine and clothes in good or usable condition. “Your donations will go a long way in helping these victims sustain and rebuild their lives,” it said. Meantime, the CDRRMC advised local residents to

remain alert and be prepared in the wake of the continuous rains in the area since early Tuesday due to typhoon Zoraida. Public storm warning signal number 1 has been raised as of Tuesday morning in 17 of 26 provinces in Mindanao due to the weather disturbance. South Cotabato province, which covers this city, was not included in the storm warning but the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration station here noted that the passing typhoon might trigger moderate to heavy rains in the area. Last Oct. 28, parts of this city experienced severe floods as a result of continuous heavy rains spawned by a low pressure area then. The CDRRMC said some 21 families lost their homes in a flashflood that ravaged a community situated near a critical creek in the area. The local government has already released food and shelter assistance to the affected residents, who were advised by the council to relocate to safer areas. (MindaNews)

as Annabelle Burton, village treasurer, respectively, of Barangay Talisawa. The gunmen, wearing bonnets to conceal their identifies, fired on the victims at the side of the road in Talisawa around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday using 45-caliber pistols. Witnesses said the gunmen on board a motorbike shot the victims in a drive-

by fashion. Elumba died on the spot as concerned covillagers rushed the seriously wounded Burton to a local hospital. Police probers are still looking into the possible motive behind the shooting as the Oct. 28 barangay polls in the area went on smoothly sans any election problems. (PNA)

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NOTICE OF REGULAR BOD ELECTION DISTRICT OF MALITBOG NOVEMBER 14, 2013 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Bukidnon II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BUSECO) will hold its Regular District Election for Board of Director in the District of Malitbog on December 7, 2013, All interested applicants for candidacy may secure and submit the Certificate of Candidacy Forms (COC) at BUSECO, Casisang, Malaybalay City or at the Main Office located at Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. QUALIFICATIONS: I. PURSUANT TO BUSECO BY-LAWS, NEA ELECTION GUIDELINES FOR EC, AND REPUBLIC ACT 10531 a. He or she is a Filipino citizen; b. He or she is a graduate of a four (4)-year course; c. He or she should be at least twenty-one (21) years old and not over seventy (70) years old, on the date of election; d. He or she is of good moral character; e. He or she is a member of the electric cooperative in good standing for the last five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment and shall continue to be a good member in good standing during his or her incumbency; f. He or she is an actual resident and consumer in the district that he or she seeks to represent for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the election; and g. He or she has attended at least two (2) Annual General Membership Assemblies (AGMA) for the last five (5) years immediately preceding the election or appointment. h. He or she is not in any way employed by the or financially interested in a competing enterprise or a business selling electric energy or supplies to the cooperative, or a business primarily engaged in selling electrical or plumbing appliances, fixtures or supplies to the members of the cooperative i. His or her spouse must not hold any public office; j. His or her spouse has not been a candidate in the last preceding local or national elections; k. He or she must not be related to any member of the electric cooperative board of directors, general manager and department managers within the fourth civil degree of consanguinity or affinity; l. He or she must not be a representative of a juridical person. m. He/she must be a bonafide member-consumer and a qualified voter of the cooperative in the district he seeks to represent at least 90 days before the election Any bona-fide member seeking for election or re-election must satisfy all the Election Guideline qualifications. Non-compliance with any single item shall mean disqualification. Please observe the following schedules: Activity Filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) Posting of Master List of Members for verification for inclusion/exclusion in the final list of members Last day of Filing of COC Posting of Official List of Qualified Candidates Date of Election DIR. EDWIN B. GALICIA Secretary, Board of Director

Date November 27, 2013 November 22, 2013 November 27, 2013 December 4, 2013 December 7, 2013

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Davao sends workers, 10,800 food packs to Eastern Visayas


AVAO C I T Y --The regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here has deployed 14 workers to augment the workforce of DSWD Eastern Visayas.

Serving as first batch of volunteers, the team departed Tuesday afternoon following an orientation-seminar and team-building session. According to regional director

Priscilla N. Razon, the group will serve in the devastated areas for 15 days and another batch will replace them. “Physically fit and professionally competent, our workers will help in the management and coordination of evacuation centers and other transition shelters. They will also assist in establishing women - and child-friendly spaces and in the distribution of relief goods,” she said. Razon further said that the regional office has released an initial 10,800 family food packs to the families affected by super typhoon Yolanda in Region 8. “Each of the food packs we have prepared contains 3 kilos of

rice, 3 tins of sardines, 5 pouches of noodles, 2 tins of beef loaf and 5 sachets of 3-in-1 coffee. Along with the food packs, we have sent as well 50,000 pieces of half-liter bottled water,” she said. Earlier, DSWD 11 augmented 19,280 family food packs in Zamboanga City and delivered some 2,000 packs to the families affected by the flash floods which struck Davao City last month. Meanwhile, DSWD 11 is calling for volunteers to repack relief goods at the DPWH Depot in Panacan. Interested parties may call DSWD at [082] 2271964 or 2278746 and connect with Ms. Lani E. Cudino, DSWD Bayanihang Bayan Desk Officer. (PNA)

Weather condition in Davao region improves

DAVAO CITY – The weather condition in Davao region as of Tuesday afternoon remarkably improved just three hours after tropical depression Zoraida hit land over Baculin Bay in Caraga town in Davao Oriental. Davao Oriental Governor Corazon Malanyaon called for a briefing at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday with action officers of all Municipal Disaster Risk-Reduction Management Council (MDRRMC) to instruct those residents who were earlier placed in pre-emptive evacuation to return to their respective homes. Malanyaon herself was surprised upon knowing that Caraga was identified as the landfall of the tropical depression when they felt nothing at about 9:00 a.m., the supposed time of the landfall. She said they were thinking that the time of the landfall was

in between of 11:00 am to 12:00 noon but it was no longer raining and the sun started to shine. Office of the Civil Defense 11 operations officer Antonio Cloma said that the pre-emptive evacuation was enforced as precautionary measure for those living near rivers and seashores. “We are very happy to report that there is zero-casualty of tropical depression Zoraida in the entire Davao region as the weather condition has continued to improve,” Cloma said. He said rivers in Compostela Valley and Davao del Norte earlier reported to be overflowing have already subsided and that evacuees were also told to return home. Cloma said provincial chief executives in Davao region may lift up the suspension of classes by Wednesday. (PNA)

Strike postponed, drivers to pitch in P20 for Yolanda victims By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA Davao Today

Davao City – Organizers of a transport strike announced they are calling off the protest action and will hold, instead, a “solidarity action” to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Visayas region. Transmision-PISTON spokesperson Edil Gonzaga said their group will be calling public utility drivers to “chip-in” a minimum of P20 to this cause. “We agreed to a P20 each for starters per driver, excluding other forms of relief such as food items and clothing. They are more than happy to give, as they can earn it in only a day since the transport strike was postponed,” said Gonzaga. Gonzaga said he is worried of his colleagues in Cebu, Iloilo, Panay and Capiz, as communication lines had been down since the storm struck Friday. “They still are out of contact, maybe because the typhoon destroyed communication lines,” said Gonzaga. Earlier, drivers have planned for a transport strike on November 13 to scrap the pork barrel system, a system, which they say, use funds that come from exorbitant collections of expanded value-added tax (EVAT) in gasoline and commodities. Monthly EVAT collections in Davao’s vehicle owners amount to P118 million. Other allied groups like the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) are supporting the drivers’ moves saying they will instead launch a relief drive for Yolanda victims. Bayan Southern Mindanao spokesperson Sheena

Duazo said they are postponing the November 13 protest to give way for a nationwide effort to gather relief goods for the stormravaged areas that left thousands dead and millions of families homeless. Duazo said “the groups (supposedly) assigned to persuasion points will instead scour … to ask for donations and relief goods.” Protesters will be going around establishments and communities in a “rekorida’ (vehicle mounted public address system) to solicit donations. Calls for relief intensified after images showed cities of Tacloban, Ormoc and Samar leveled and washed out from super typhoon Yolanda, leaving thousands dead, communications and power supply down, and millions more in need of food and shelter. Duazo said they would be forming a team that will bring the collected relief goods to certain areas in Visayas. She added that they would hold a short protest Wednesday 3 pm after their day-long relief drive, demanding for decisive action and transparency from government. “Disasters aggravate because needed facilities and materials for disaster preparedness and response are corrupted by politicians like what happened with the PDAF,” Duazo said. Duazo added that disasters hit mostly the poor, as she pointed out Eastern and Western Visayas are among the ten poorest regions with poverty incidence rate of 37.3 % and 24.7% respectively. (John Rizle L. Saligumba/

Villagers paddle a raft made of banana stalks across a flooded rice field in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley Province on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Sixteen other provinces in Mindanao have been placed under storm signal no. 1 due to tropical depression Zoraida that made a landfall in Caraga, Davao Oriental on Tuesday. (MindaNews Photo by Ruby Thursday More)

400 coops attending 3-day ‘National TEAMshop’ in Dvo

DAVAO CITY -- Up to 400 cooperatives from all over the country represented by a lmost a t hous and members are attending the three-day 4th National Cooperative TEAMshop which opened Wednesday at the SMX Convention Center at SM Lanang Premier here. T E A M s h o p, w h i c h means Together, Everyone, Achieves More, was formed

by 15 outgoing Regional Cooperative Development Council (RCDC) chairpersons. “We aim to provide participants with the opportunity to learn from best practices and be updated on development opportunities for the cooperatives,” said Arthur A. Aller, president of Cooperative International Teamshop, Inc.

We d ne s d ay ’s op e n ing was graced by Tourism Infrastructure and Entrepreneurship Zone Authority (TIEZA) Chief Executive Officer Mark T. Lapid who represented his father Senator Lito Lapid, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Cooperatives. Aller said the society can learn from cooperatives because they demon-

strate President Benigno S. Aquino III’s “Daang Matuwid.” He said cooperatives consult their members before arriving at a decision and they follow actions based on collective undertakings. “Nobody is left in a cooperative and our leaders must learn and re-learn from this cooperative discipline,” he said. (PNA)

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vermicast. Vermicast enriches the soil and ensures that plants receive all the needed nutrients as it grow. Meanwhile, Babasa, in partnership with DA, intends to conduct a workshop for the farmers in vermicasting in the coming days. The practice of organic farming is in line with Republic Act 10068 otherwise known as the Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 that seeks to promote the ecologically sound, socially acceptable, economically viable and technically feasible production of food and fibers. (PNA)

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happen. That’s my personal belief because indeed God works in mysterious ways. Notwithstanding some minor incidents where evil among handful human beings reared its ugly head, generally speaking, love, kindness, mercy and compassion had its heyday as a result of these calamities. I am not saying, however, that we pray for more calamities such as the 7.2 magnitude earthquake or typhoons as strong as Yolanda. Far from that! But I do thank God that because of the two calamities we were made one human race again. And this was made possible only by an Omnipresent God. This is what my faith is telling me and how my faith is moving me to come to the succor of the victims in my own little way as well. (Reactions at jelbacon@ or at Read me also at www.raconteurme.

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Terminal subport collector Atty. Javier Alpano who oversees the biggestcontributing port to the collection effoerts of the bureau in the region. In a related development, Mison said the BOC-10 has confiscated 10 container vans containing potatoes and carrots misdeclared as apples. He said customs personnel are still assessing the value. However, Mison has suggested to authorities to donate the potatoes and carrots to the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in the eastern Visayas. He said this can be done especially if the seized items are found to be still fit for human consumption. An examination of the potatoes and carrots has been set to determine if these are contaminated or not. Meanwhile, the customs bureau as increased its alert status for possible smuggling this Christmas season of firecrackers and other illegal things. Mison said they are

working closely with the National Bureau of Investigation and the Philippine National Police.

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how much we live for others. In fact, the one word that is the secret to success and the highest level of living is the word “others.” But if we’d rather have a small, empty, boring life, then we can think only about ourselves and what we need and want. The problem with this self-centered kind of living is that even though we get and keep everything for ourselves, we’re never completely satisfied or happy; so we don’t make others happy either. Even God Himself said that He did not come into the world to be served, but to serve others—even to the point of giving His own life for our wrongs, since He Himself had no wrongs to die for. Jesus Christ was constantly helping, healing, comforting, counseling, and forgiving others. He lived, died, and came back to life all for others. And even now, He is constantly praying for others, which includes you and me. Jesus Christ became a human being to show us how to be happy and live successfully by living for others. He explained that it’s only when we give and share our life with others that we ourselves can finally be happy and satisfied. So this Christmas, why don’t you ask Jesus to forgive you for all your wrongs and living for yourself. Then ask Him to help you start living His right, successful way: to serve, help, and give to others. You‘ll be the happiest one for it. Just Think a Minute.

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in disseminating proper relief operation distribution, so that the intended relief goods will reach the intended families equally. Alcala also called on the local government units in this region to take advantage of the availability of the boat in ferrying their relief goods to Tacloban, if there is any. Among the “intervention agri products” the DA is providing affected Visayan areas are rice seedlings that will mature in 22 to 25 days, so that it can replenish the rice needs in that region fast and recuperate farmers from their woes. The Philippine Coconut Authority, Alcala said, has committed the use of 100 power saws to remove obstacles and make use of the fallen trees and utlize the lumber for the victims’ housing program. A C a s h - f o r - Wo r k amounting to P300 a day will be provided to pay for the individuals who will work to cut the trees. Alcala allayed fears of shortage of rice supply, saying the country has three million bags of rice enough for consumption.

Power coops sending linemen to the Visayas

CAGAYAN de Oro City––Power cooperatives in Northern Mindanao would be sending linemen and engineers to rehabilitate destroyed electrical posts in the typhoon-ravaged provinces in the Visayas region. Officials of the Misamis Oriental Rural Electric Service Cooperative (Moresco 1) on Wednesday said that 25 electrical linemen are now on standby ready to be dispatched to any areas in the Visayas region. Edna Diango, head of Moresco’s service department, said that Moresco

would also send two boom trucks and a supervising engineer to the area. The boom trucks would be used to make it easier to install fallen electrical posts while the linemen would work to fix electrical wirings and connections damaged by typhoon Yolanda. She said that Moresco is awaiting instructions from the National Electrification Administration (NEA) since NEA would be responsible in identifying areas of immediate concern in the badly hit in the Visayas

region. Diango said that other electric cooperatives in Northern Mindanao would also be sending linemen and personnel to the Visayas to help restore power in that typhoon-stricken region. The Moresco linemen and engineers would travel by land toward the Visayas area through the Maharlika Highway that bridged Mindanao and Southern Leyte via roll-on, roll-off cargo vessel. CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor, Mindanao Daily News

Public utility vehicles should have dustbins

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Local officials here urged public utility drivers to have garbage tin cans in compliance with City Ordinance 10551. City Councilor Roger Abaday said that city government approved the provi-

sion of garbage tins inside public utility vehicles as part of the city’s 2007 Traffic Code. He said that the noncompliance of the garbage tin ordinance constitute a violation of the local traffic code.

Abaday urged commuters to report to the Roads and Traffic Administration (RTA) public utility vehicles that violates the ordinance. “We are implementing the ordinance to avoid littering which is also punishable under the city’s anti-littering

ordinance,” Abaday added. He said that the city ordinance requiring public utility vehicles would allow passengers to dispose solid waste through the waste basket inside the vehicle. CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor, Mindanao Daily News


t he L ab or D ay s e r i e s , which was held in this city and in the cities of Koronadal, Cotabato and Kidapawan. Another major job fair was held on June 12 to highlight the countr y’s Independence Day celebration. Domingo said a total of 9,182 youths or 98.73 percent of DOLE-12’s annual target were provided with “bridging employment assistance” in partnership with various LGUs and private employers. In terms of labor market information, she said 27 LGUs in the region have already enrolled in its skills registry system under the fourth wave of implementation. “ The system mainly offers employment facilitation to individuals who are actively searching for decent work opportunities,” Domingo said. S h e s ai d t h e y we re able to prov ide informat ion on o cc up at ion or job prospects, skills shortages and surpluses, labor market trends and signals as well as other labor market reports to 75,968 individuals and 598 institutions. These accomplishments represent 174 and 148 percent, respectively, of their targets for the year, the official added. (MindaNews)


No motor vehicle shall be operated in such a manner as to cause it to emit or make any unnecessary or disagreeable odor, smoke or noise.” Pulmones said the campaign will continue until all owners of motorcycles and operators of tricycles will get rid of the improvised mufflers and use the standard gadget. Meanwhile, Insp. (ret.) Lauro Bernante, head of the traffic aide and Patrol 117, said they will also launch a campaign against unregistered motorcycles as well as penalize individuals driving without license. (PNA)

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residents who participated in the job fairs, some in partnership with local government units (LGUs) in the region. Region 12 (Southwestern Mindanao) comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani, North Cotabato and the cities of General Santos, Koronadal, Tacurong, Kidapawan and Cotabato. Domingo said the 37 job fairs facilitated by the agency during the first nine months or as of the third quarter represent 97.37 p ercent of t heir target for the year. Three more job fairs have been scheduled until the end of the year based on the five activities set by DOLE-12 for the last quarter. For the month of September alone, she said f ive j ob fairs for b ot h local and overseas employment were held in the region in coordination with their public and private partners. The official said a total of 1,214 applicants were registered and 554 or 46 p e rc e nt of t h e m we re hired on-the-spot by various employers. Among the biggest job fairs staged in the past months in the region was

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“It would take a week or more before the provincial government could get detailed reports of damage in the agricultural sector. However, it is certainly minimal, if any,” Pacamalan added. Two typhoons, first the super typhoon Yolanda on Nov. 7 and 8 and next the tropical depression Zoraida on Nov. 12 struck

the provincial capital of Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao. Signal No. 1 was twice raised in the province as the typhoons battered the region. Pacamalan said that the provincial government reported a “zero casualty” in both occasions as the provincial capitol ordered the preemptive evacuation to more than 45,000 individuals to 195 designated evacuation centers in the province.

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residents against noisy motorcycles as well as tricycles. Pulmones said the use of improvised mufflers is a violation of R.A. 4136 specifically Article IV, Section 34 which states that “Every motor vehicle propelled by an internal combustion engine shall be equipped with a muffler, and whenever said motor vehicle passes through a street of any city, municipality, or thickly populated district or barrio, the muffler shall not be cut out or disconnected.

READ US ONLINE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES) PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON ) S.S. MUNICIPALITY OF DON CARLOS) AFFIDAVIT OF SELF ADJUDICATION I, IRENE R. INCENDENCIA, 90 years old, widow, resident and with postal address at Purok 5, Poblacion, Kitaotao, Bukidnon, Philippines, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and say: 1. That the late Fe Tessie R. Incendencia was my eldest daughter, out of seven (7) children. She was born in Maribojoc, Bohol on March 28, 1951, as evidenced by her BIRTH CERTIFICATE, which is hereto attached as ANNEX “A”; 2. That said Fe Tessie R. Incendencia, has a PNBig Savings Account under Account No. 5400962400000015 at PNB, Valencia Branch, Valencia City, as evidenced by a PASSBOOK, hereto attached as ANNEX “B”, showing that she has still a deposit with the said bank in the amount of SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVEN PESOS AND THIRTY TWO CENTAVOS (P71,207.32). Said passbook is in my possession; 3. That she died single, with no other heir, except me, as her mother. She died DOA on August 4, 2013 at the Don Carlos Doctors Hospital, Don Carlos, Bukidnon, as evidenced by her DEATH CERTIFICATE hereto attached as ANNEX “C”; 4. That as only legal heir, I have with me the said ANNEXES “A”, “B” and “C”; 5. That as such, I am her only exclusive heir and therefore will inherit from her exclusively, the money deposited in PNB, Valencia Branch; and 6. That for this reason, I therefore most respectfully request the said PNB, Valencia Branch, Valencia City, Bukidnon to allow me to withdraw said amount, for my own use and benefit. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto affixed my signature this 28th day of August 2013 at Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Philippines. (Sgd.) IRENE R. INCENDENCIA (Affiant) SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 28th day of August 2013 at Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Philippines. Affiant exhibited to me her Com. Tax Cert. No. 18250195, issued on August 19, 2013 at Kitaotao, Bukidnon. (Sgd.) LORETO G. TUMAMPOS Doc No. 497; Notary Public Page No. 100; Until December 31, 2013 Book No XX; Notarial Commission No. 38-12 Series of 2013 PTR No. 7985229 dtd 1-09-2013 IBP No. 915665 dtd 1-09-2013 MCLE Compliance No. IV-0007725/9-11-12 Attorney’s Roll No. 15299 MDN: Nov. 14, 21 & 27, 2013

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Champ snubbed by Khan says he would have beaten Brit

NEW YORK CITY - Britain’s Amir Khan snubbed world welterweight champion Devon Alexander for a title fight next month as speculation continues that Khan will be the next opponent for unbeaten Floyd Mayweather in May. Now International Boxing Federation champion Alexander, a 26-year-old US southpaw, has fired back at Khan ahead of his December 7 title defense at Brooklyn against unbeaten compatriot Shawn Porter. “They felt I was a big risk, that I was too much for him right now,” Alexander said Tuesday of Khan’s camp. “I was ready to fight him. He pulled out so it didn’t happen that way. “You have to be a true champion and true fighter. I’m an old school fighter. I will fight anybody. I know that fight would have given me the notoriety I need that I’m one of the best in the welterweight division.” It was the second major bout this year against a British fighter that fell through for Alexander, who was to have fought Kell Brook until the British fighter suffered a broken leg. Britain’s Lee Purdy was a late replacement challenger but failed to make the weight and was stopped after seven rounds last May, but Alexander said he would have beaten Brook, and Khan

Venus Williams to play at Hobart WTA SYDNEY, Nov. 13 (PNA/ Xinhua) -- Venus Williams is set to play in the Hobart WTA International in January, organizers said on Wednesday. The seven-time Grand Slam champion, now ranked 48, will be making her first appearance in the tournament in the run-up to the Australian Open in Melbourne. "The tournament is played on the same surface as the Australian Open, so it will be a great place to get some good match practice against tough opponents before I head to Melbourne," Williams said in a statement. She will join Australia's former US Open champion Sam Stosur in the event from January 5-11. (PNA/Xinhua)

as well. “Of course I want the big names, the big wins, so I can get the notoriety,” Alexander said. “Those fights fell through. They would have been great wins for me. If they don’t want to get in the ring with me, what can I do? “When I’m focused and mentally prepared, can’t nobody beat me.” While the chance of a big payday against Mayweather could spark such a snub, both Khan and Mayweather camps have said no such deal is in place, although it remains the subject of much talk in boxing circles. Alexander, 25-1 with 14 knockouts, won the IBF crown in October of last year at Brooklyn with a unanimous 12-round decision over compatriot Randall Bailey. “I’m going into this fight like I’m fighting Floyd Mayweather,” Alexander said. “He’s going to be ready, but it’s not going to be enough.” Should he dispatch Porter, 22-0 with one draw and 14 knockouts, then Alexander is more likely to fight the winner of the Zab Judah-Paulie Malinaggi bout on the same card than Mayweather, at least for now. Porter suffered the only blemish on his record in a 10-round draw last December with Mexico’s Julio Diaz, whom Porter defeated in September by unanimous

decision in a rematch. “When Amir stepped down, a lot of excitement built up in my body and I can’t wait to let it out,” Porter said. “I have way more to bring to the ring than Devon thinks.” Alexander dismissed Porter, saying his skills are limited and citing an amateur victory in Ohio when both were children. “I remember going three one-minute rounds throwing pillows at each other. We’re grown men now. I’m hungry and I’m up for the challenge,” Porter said. “That gives me confidence

he doesn’t know what he’s up against. He won’t be 100 percent ready for this fight. “I can match his speed. I’m more powerful than he is. You’ll see me rough him up.” Porter touted his experience as a sparring partner for Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao ahead of the Asian star’s 2009 win over Miguel Cotto and a 2011 victory over Shane Mosley. “I’ve got a lot of rounds under my belt with Manny Pacquiao and a lot of experience. That makes me comfortable fighting a

southpaw with quick hands and quick feet,” Porter said. “Manny is one of the best of our time and I’ve gone toe to toe with him, backed him up and made him fight me.” Alexander responded, “I’m not a sparring partner. I don’t have that mentality to let myself get beat up. I’m a champion. This fight is going to be one of my signature fights.” Alexander hurt his left hand against Purdy six months ago but says it is fine now and “I’m going to throw that left hand like a rocket.” - AFP

Davao football society plays for Tacloban typhoon victims DAVAO CIT Y, Nov. 13 (PNA) -- The Davao Football Community (DFC) again played fundraising games to help raise donations for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City. Dubbed as Football Aid

III, the activity was held last Sunday at the Davao Crocodile Park in Maa. The football players led by Buboy Arrieta donated canned goods, bottles of mineral water, a sack of rice and cash which were immediately turned over

to the ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya in Davao. ABS-CBN Davao’s radio station dxAB news manager Andy Rara, a former football player, received the donations. The DFC also had earlier conducted two similar

Typhoon victims queue for free rice in Tacloban city Photo: REUTERS/Erik De Castro

football activity to raise donations in the past during the Davao River flashflood (Football Aid I) and Typhoon Pablo (Football Aid II). “In both aids, we were supp or te d a ls o by t he Davao Crocodile Park for letting us use the playing venue for free,” said Arrieta, whose mother hails from Tacloban. In fact, 60 percent of his relatives in Tacloban were already accounted but some of them did not make it. “This is just our way to ease the pain. Help, donate and share. Helping the victims live a day at a time,” he said, as he thanked the support of Davao's football players. The DFC will continue to receive donations for the typhoon victims. (PNA)

Mindanao mountaineers cancels anniversary for ‘Yolanda’ victims DAVAO CITY, Nov. 13 (PNA) -- The mountaineering groups in Mindanao has decided to cancel their anniversary celebration set next month to raise funds for the victims of the super typhoon in the Visayas region. They will instead meet on November 30 and December 1 at the Matina Town Square here to gather donations from the different clubs and outdoor shops. “We’ve decided to instead just gather for donations for the typhoon victims also aside from the Bohol earthquake,” said organizer Danilo “Jun” Bacus of the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao (MFSM), Tribung Mindanao Mountaineering Club (TRIMMOC) and the Mountaineering Federation of the Phils. Inc. (MFPI). The mountaineering clubs and outdoor shops are requested to bring any kind of donations from canned goods, bottled drinking water, clean used clothing or cash on the said dates. “In return, the club’s membership will be renewed for the year 20142016 while the outdoor shop will be given a certificate of accreditation,” said Bacus. Cash donations and pledges amounting to P17,000 were already gathered as of press time by the mountaineering groups. The mountaineering groups are supposed to hold their four-in-one event on December 1315 at the Punta del Sol Beach Resort in Samal Island for the TRIMMOC’s 25th year Anniversary, MFSM’s 10th year anniversary, 1st MFPI Basic Orienteering Seminar and Competition and the first Outdoor Shop Conference and Accreditation. TRIMMOC and MFSM will also both hold their election of officers and there will also be a Climate Change Symposium, Showcase of Talents and Skills, Awarding of the Most Outstanding Officers and Members, Most Outstanding Clubs and Sponsors, and Recognition of Club Members. At least 2,000 participants from various mountaineering clubs in Mindanao are expected to participate and send donations to the quake victims in Bohol. (PNA)

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