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M’nao plunges into darkness

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A M B OA NG A City––Close to a hundred participants coming from the different regions of the country and other countries started arrive in the city yesterday to attend the 9th Philippine Bird Festival.

By CRIS DIAZ, Executive Editor GERRY GORIT, Staff Member with a report from MINDANEWS

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Bambi departs from capitol tradition of holding office MISAMIS Oriental––Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente Emano has departed from the provincial capitol’s timehonored tradition of holding office at the second floor of the post war provincial capitol building here. Emano said that he would transfer his office to the ground floor of the provincial capitol building in order to be accessible to the public, especially the old and the persons with disabilities, who See departs, page 19

Ayala Centrio Mall and Ayala Property Management Corporation have set a March 2 launch for its Recyclables Fair. The event will be held every last Sunday of the month from 10AM-5PM and would provide Centrio Mall goers with the opportunity to sell or dispose of their recyclable wastes and trash. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Uy

NASA discovers 715 new planets outside solar system UNITED States space agency NASA said Wednesday its Kepler spacecraft has verified the existence of 715 more planets orbiting stars outside the solar system. The latest discovery brings the confirmed count of planets beyond the solar system to nearly 1,700, Jack Lissauer, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center told a press teleconference.

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The whole island of Mindanao plunged into a mysterious five-hour power blackout at 3 a.m. Thursday morning sending power providers and generators in dilemma. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) that transmits power to the island’s private distributors did not issue a statement detailing the possible cause of the blackout. An NGCP official in Cagayan de Oro City said that the power firm was experiencing “disturbance” in the power transmission

but did not elaborate. Officials of the Iliganbased National Power Corporation (Napocor) said that the power generators of the hydropower plants in Iligan City and Lanao Del Norte were running normally. Napocor spokesman Romero Pacilan said that there was “low voltage” on the transmission of the electricity which they could not determine. People in Mindanao expressed apprehension on the “unscheduled” blackout in See darkness, page 19

“We’ve almost doubled just today the number of planets known to humanity,” Lissauer said. These newly-verified worlds orbit 305 stars, meaning many are in “multipleplanet systems much like our own solar system,” NASA said. Nearly 95 percent of these planets See solar, page 19

Solon fear blackout will be used to ‘project phantom power crisis’ By Davao Today

DAVAO City––A partylist lawmaker said they “fear” that the island-wide Mindanao blackout early morning today “will once again be used by the Aquino government to once again project a phantom power crisis and push or fast tract the privatization of the remaining government power assets like the Agus-Pulangi power complex.” In an emailed statement to the media, Bayan Muna partylist representative Karlos Ysagani Zarate said that

the blackout “showed how precarious still is our power situation more than a decade after the government’s power assets were privatized and handed down and sold, some for a song, to a few players.” He said that on “top of high power prices,” many parts of Mindanao “even continue to suffer intermittent brown-outs that sometimes lasted for hours.” Zarate said that this “only show how the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) also miserably failed us all these years. “

Zarate also scored the Aquino government whom he said “still wants to further our sufferings by implementing the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM).” He describes the IMEM as “the same corporate scheme that is one of the main cause(s) of the high power prices in Luzon and the Visayas” and that is “the same greedy mechanism used by power players to game the electricity industry, to the utter detriment of the hapless consumers.” See power, page 19

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Reduce, reuse, recycle with Centrio Mall’s recyclables fair

It’s all systems go for Ayala Centrio Mall’s Recyclables Fair at 10:00 o’clock in the morning on Sunday, March 2 at Cagayan de Oro’s premiere shopping mall. A joint project of Ayala Centrio Mall which is managed by Cagayan de Oro Gateway Corporation and Ayala Property Management Corporation (APMC), the Recyclables Fair will be held every last Sunday of each month from 10AM to 5PM to allow mall goers the opportunity to sell or dispose of their recyclable wastes. “The rationale for this project is sustainability,” said Eric Emmanuel D. Gabiana, Property Manager, VisMin Group (Centrio Mall) of the APMC. Our tagline is ‘The Power to Save Tomorrow Today: REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE.” Mall goers can simply go

the Recyclables Fair booth to dispose or sell items like used lead acid batteries; busted or old electronic or electrical appliances; paper wastes (Used paper, old newspapers, cartons, magazines, obsolete books and posters); plastic and metal wastes (e.g., bottles, containers, sando bags, plastic furniture, aluminum cans, tin cans and other metals); obsolete computer monitors, CPUs and peripherals; and used ink and toner printer cartridges. Used tarpaulins and streamers; used dry cell batteries, mobile phones, batteries and chargers; polystyrene packaging, and tetra pak cartons are for proper disposal only. Ayala Property Management Corporation (APMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ayala Land, Inc . engaged in integrated property man-

agement services including building administration and maintenance, lease administration activities, commercial center and subdivision maintenance, and special technical services. It continues to provide property management services for shopping centers, subdivision, parking structures, waterworks operations and other properties developed by Ayala Land and its subsidiaries. APMC is best known for managing strategic parking facilities, office and residential towers in the Philippines’ premier business district, Makati City. It pioneered in automating parking operations and continues to introduce similar innovations in its other areas of operation such as recycling water from households for non-potable uses.

Its Recyclables Fair is an integral program of its Environmental Management Services which includes Energy Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Pollution Control and Wastewater Treatment. Its Solid Waste Management focus on waste segregation where polystyrene plastic materials (e.g. cups, polystyrene packages) are separated from paper and food waste. This program is implemented throughout Ayala Center Makati. Recyclable materials (e.g. paper, bottles, aluminum cans) are separated from food waste. This program is implemented in residential and office buildings. For more information regarding the Recyclables Fair, please contact the Centrio Mall concierge at tel. no. 342-4024.

National TB program Installation of Cardinal Quevedo gets city council’s nod to strengthen peace efforts in M’nao CAGAYAN de Oro City––The City Council has approved the P 1.4 million program of work of the National Tuberculosis Program of the City Health Department here, Vice Mayor Ian Acenas said on Thursday. He said that the city council has enacted the approval of the program of work through Ordinance No. 127322014 for the purchase of 500 boxes of Quad Tabs and See program, page 19

CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The installation of Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo as Cardinal would strengthen the peace building initiatives in Mindanao, Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of Cagayan de Oro City said. In a statement released to the media, Ledesma expressed confidence that

with Cardinal Quevedo, “the peace process in Mindanao would be strengthened and a long lasting peace that the people of Mindanao longed for a long time now would be attained.” Ledesma issued the statement following the Quevedo installation as a Cardinal in Vatican City in Rome by Pope Francis last Saturday.

He said Quevedo was the first Archbishop from Mindanao who was installed Cardinal by the High Pontiff. “As a Cardinal, whose heart is with the Mindanaoans, the Roman Catholics are optimistic that Quevedo, who has earned the respect of the Muslims in the island, could help fast track the peace process in the island,” Ledesma said. Quevedo, who has contributed in the drafting of the Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) in 2008,

Cardinal Quevedo

is an active member of the Ulama-Bishop Conference of the Philippines, Ledesma added. CD with ERCEL MAANDIG


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Fortun admits rough sailing but hopeful for FOI passage The bill allows full public access to government official records

By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun has admitted that the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill faces “a rough ride” in the Lower House but expressed optimism the 16th Congress will eventually approve the measure. The FOI bill upholds Article 3 Section 7 of the Philippine Constitution, which states that “the right of the people to information on matters of public concern shall be recognized.” The bill allows full public access to government official records, with few exceptions, i.e. presidential entitlements to communication privilege and other executive officials’ entitlements to “deliberative process privilege.” The measure is seen

as an integral component to the transparency and accountability thrust of the Aquino government. While the Senate appeared to finish deliberations of its FOI version next month, the Lower House has yet to consolidate 12 versions of the bill. The neophyte solon, who is a co-author of one of the FOI bills, manifested optimism the measure will be passed in the House of Representatives. In a radio interview, Fortun said the bill is consistent with his advocacy on transparency and good governance. Despite opposition from some legislators, the young solon “is hopeful” that his colleagues will fast track deliberations considering that the measure suffered delays and remained dormant in the 15th Congress.

NGCP anticipates power demand growth via grid operation analysis By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

BUTUAN City––As part of its proactive efforts in maintaining efficient transmission operations, NGCP recently conducted the Annual Grid Operation Mode Analysis (AGOMA) meeting. AGOMA is an annual event aimed to review NGCP’s technical performance. Among the issues taken up include the system operator’s 2013 transmission service performance, incoming power plants and grid connections, update on current transmission projects, and operational targets for 2014.

Majority of NGCP’s performance indicators was also discussed to determine how it fared in 2013 in managing the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao grids. NGCP’s System Operations Officers and personnel came in full force to discuss and present 2014’s demand forecast and power production prediction which came from the Department of Energy’s Power Development Plan (PDP). The PDP has been NGCP’s basis on how much additional capacity it has to install on its substations and what transmission lines need to be constructed or reinforced.

Other topics presented were the future plans on how to improve grid security, power dispatching and customer service. “AGOMA is an avenue to determine the grid’s needs, partic ularly in accommo dating incoming generation plants and meeting the N-1 contingency requirement of the Philippine Grid Code,” NGCP Spokesperson Atty. Cynthia D. Perez-Alabanza said “ This meeting along with other initiatives, points towards our customers and the public that the grid is ready for the ever-increasing power demand of the country,” Alabanza said.


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22 MisOcc Offices vie for the region and national 2014 Red Orchid Awards By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

Oroquieta City -Twenty-Two government offices of Misamis Occidental is now vying for the region and national 2014 Red Orchid Award to be given by the Department of Health in regards to the implementation of the province Ordinance 05-12, or the Smoke Free Misamis Occidental. Last year, Misamis Occidental qualifies and send six nominees, five of which won the 2013 Red Orchid Award while the Local Government of Oroquieta City was granted the Pink Award.

With this DOH was impressed with the provincial government under the ever first Lady Governor Hermie M. Ramiro for strongly implementing Provincial Ordinance 05-12 for the benefit of its people’s health campaign thru the Go Hermie Agenda. Misamis Occidental also held the first Provincial Red orchid Awards of which is the one of the two provinces in the country besides the province of Nueva Viscaya, won a Red Orchid Award. With the 2013 Red Orchid Award, Lady Governor Hermie Ramiro gave her praises and gratitude to the

five winners: The Provincial Governors Office (PGO), The Provincial Health Office (PHO) Misamis Occidental DepEd Division, The Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Regional Teaching and Training Hospital (MHARSRTTH) and the Misamis Occidental Provincial Hospital (MOPH). The Lady Governor also gave thanks to the Misamis Occidental PNP Provincial Office now under P/Senior Superintendent Archival Macala and P/Supt Benjamin Talpis Jr., Deputy Provincial Administrator for the responsible implementation of the Anti-Smoking

Campaign together with the Integrated Provincial Hospital Office under Dr. Rachel T. Micarandayo for the province Smoke Free Ordinance 05-12 of Misamis Occidental. With last year Pink Award, the City Government of Oroquieta under the administration of City Mayor Jason Paredes Almonte strongly endorses thru an amended Anti-Smoking City Ordinance to implement the anti-smoking campaign which the Sanggunian Panlungsod recently approved. For the 2014 Year nominees for Government OfSee awards, page 19

Lady Governor Hermie M. Ramiro talks with other Provincial Officials. Misamis Occidental will be vying this year’s regional and national 2014 Red Orchid Award for continuously implementing the Smoke Free Ordinance 05-12 of Misamis Occidental. Twenty Two Offices, Hospitals and Local Government Units are nominated for the prestigious award of the Department of Health (DOH).


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Zamboanga City to host 9th Philippine Bird Fest

Z ZN Governor Roberto Y, Uy, DAR-9 Regional Director Julita A. Ragandang, Dipolog mayor Evelyn T. Uy, DAR-ZN PARPO Moh Dassan J. Adju, DAR Sec. Virgilio R. De Los Reyes and members of the Dipolog-Polanco Irrigator's Association (DPIA) during the groundbreaking of ARCP2 subproject in Dipolog. (May Abellon/PIA/Zambo Norte)

Nat’l gov’t releases P2.6B to NHA to build shelters for Zambo siege ‘bakwits’ ZAMBOANGA CITY – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has announced that the national government has already released P2.566 billion to the National Housing Authority (NHA) for the construction of permanent shelters of the families displaced by the September 2013 siege in this city. The siege started September 9 when hundreds of

Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels loyal to Nur Misuari infiltrated this city. Salazar said the NHA will now be able to start the construction of shelters and other infrastructures in the affected areas following the build back better scheme of the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (ZR3) Plan with the release of the

funds. Salazar said that the types of housing units to be constructed in the affected areas shall conform to the cultures of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). She said the housing units include houses-onstilts for sea-based areas in the barangays of Rio Hondo and Mariki, loftable two-story buildings and low-rise buildings for

IN BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF BARANGAY KAUSWAGAN and EVEN THE PEOPLE OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, WE CONGRATULATE WITH PRIDE AND HONOR HIS IMMINENCE ORLANDO BELTRAN CARDINAL QUEVEDO, OMNI, D.D. ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS A NEW CARDINAL OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES. TO GOD BE THE GLORY! Greetings from:

land-based areas. She said that 26,076 individuals remain in nine evacuation centers that include the sports complex, R.T. Lim Boulevard, and four transitional sites. NHA district manager Al Indanan confirmed that the funds are with them and “we already have allocated them for the different projects as planned.” (MindaNews)

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AMBOANGA CITY - Close to a hundred participants coming from the different regions of the country and other countries started arrive in the city yesterday to attend the 9th Philippine Bird Festival, an annual undertaking and the country’s largest celebration of avifaunal diversity and ecotourism promotion set today.

Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Chief Information Officer Roservirico Tan said “birders, bird watchers, conservationists and tourism promoters from all over the country and abroad are expected to flock to the

Paseo del Mar to attend the event,” which will run from Feb. 28 to March 1. Tan disclosed that international organizations such as the Malaysian Nature Society, Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network, Wild Bird Society of Taipei, Tourism Malaysia and Swarovski Optik will be participating in the festival, alongside local organizations and institutions including the Katala Foundation (Palawan), Birdwatch Palawan, Penagmannaki (Negros Oriental), Haribon Foundation, Earth Island Institute, the Philippine Native Plant Society Conservation Society and Save Freedom Island Movement Tan said tons of activities are lined up during the said bird fest. He encouraged the public to come and view the bird fest which will be held at the Paseo Del Mar. “It is open to the public, free of charge. It will feature bird watching trips, an exhibit See host, page 19

IN BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF BARANGAY KAUSWAGAN and EVEN THE PEOPLE OF CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, WE CONGRATULATE WITH PRIDE AND HONOR HIS EMINENCE ORLANDO BELTRAN CARDINAL QUEVEDO, OMNI,D.D. ON HIS APPOINTMENT AS A NEW CARDINAL OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN THE PHILIPPINES. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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HON. YAN LAM LIM

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Customs elated over Supreme Court's TRO on rice shipments

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AVAO CITY - The Supreme Court has stopped the enforcement of an order issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 16 Judge Emmanuel Carpio that restrains the Bureau of Customs in the Port of Davao from seizing, alerting or holding rice shipments of trader Joseph Ngo, who purchased rice imported by Starcraft International Trading Corporation.

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firms which sell electrical appliances and luxury goods as refrigerators, television sets, gas ranges, electric fans, furnitures, beds with box springs and mattresses, transistor radios, sewing machines, etc. are often the favorite targets of the perpetrators of the COD rackets. The pulling of a successful caper by a COD swindler depends much on a “front” for the benefits of the intended victim. To secure this, the swindler dresses fastidiously, uses a wellknown name and parades himself as a proffessional, a businessman or a man of considerable income. And to create an air of respectability, he assumes the pose of a well-mannered educated person, soft-spoken in speech. He may, at times, even bring along an equally well-dressed woman, even a child who are purportedly his wife and or child in a flash car to heighten the effects of the calculated impression, he wishes to establish with his prospective victim. These are however, more props used by the swindler in effectively setting the stage to dupe his prospective victim. A knowledge of the “Modus Operandi” however of these business racketeers will enable the management staff of business firms to take the necessary steps not only to minimize or discourage their activities, but also to help the police apprehend the culprits.

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The Bureau of Customs said it welcomes the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order by the Supreme Court that stops the enforcement of the ruling handed down the court on December 12, 2013. It said the TRO is effective immediately until further orders from the Court. The Supreme Court considered “meritorious” the arguments raised by the Office of the Solicitor General regarding the lack of adequate representation of the Bureau of Customs during the hearings before the Davao Regional Trial Court and the lack of legal standing of Ngo to sue. “This is good news for the Bureau of Customs and even better news for our farmers. The action taken by the Supreme Court should serve as a strong signal to judges that injunctions issued by the lower courts pertaining to rice importations without permits are at the very least questionable or suspect. The Magistrates of the High Tribunal are closely watching this issue, judging by their prompt

action on our application for a TRO. We are committed to challenging court orders that favor illegal rice importations that no doubt have a devastating effect on our farmers,” Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla said in a statement. Ngo purchased 15 shipments containing 91,800 bags of white rice either from Thailand or Singapore from Starcraft International Trading Corporation. Ngo was informed that the shipments could not be released without proper import permits from the National Food Authority. But the trader filed a complaint with the Davao court and sought an injunction, citing that the expiration of the Special Treatment for Rice Importation under the World Trade Organization meant that quantitative restrictions such as requiring import permit on the importation of rice may no longer be imposed. Last month, the Bureau of Customs said it was compelled to release 167 container vans with 3,348 tons of rice from Vietnam from

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the Port of Davao in compliance with the preliminary injunction issued by Judge Carpio. With the Temporary Restraining Order issued by the Supreme Court in effect, the Bureau of Customs can continue to hold the remaining 85 containers of rice imported by Starcraft that are being held at the Port of Davao. To date, the Bureau of Customs said it has put on hold a total of 1,822 container vans of rice that were imported without the required import permits from the National Food Authority through the ports of Manila, the Manila In-

ternational Container Port, Cagayan de Oro City, Cebu, Batangas and Davao, accounting for an estimated 50,000 metric tons. “The TRO issued by the Supreme Court clearly establishes the legal right of the Bureau to hold these rice shipments. We earnestly hope that the OSG can help us secure similar rulings in the Manila and Batangas RTCs whose injunctions have helped rice smugglers,” Sevilla said. Last January 30, Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 54 Judge Maria Paz Yson also issued a preliminary injunction that prevents the See customs, page 19

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Any airline company in danger must run for shelter PAL Express announce stoppage of 35 domestic flights to various destinations to include among others the Cebu to Cagayan de Oro route and the Cagayan de Oro to Davao City and vice versa starting March 1, 2014. The reason it gives to the riding public is “restructuring.” When an airline company has to go to this process it also mean in corporate language, “seeking for an acquirer and if not found, go to restructuring” which was done by PAL last year when it bid goodbye to the Cagayan de Oro skies and return later with a tarnished image. Does it mean it has not made progress over the last twelve months of flying the missionary routes which is also served by the other local airlines. Is PAL throwing money in a bottomless pit that they need to reorganize or streamline the framework of their company? The deregulated airline

Traversing the Tourism Hi-way Ped T. Quiamjot industry with the entry of more players aside from the Cebu Pacific has Zest Air, Air Asia and Tiger Air. The industry is nearing over capacity of aircraft’s flying in the Philippine skies affecting pricing and yield recovery with the high fuel prices. Company liquidity and tightening of credits among lenders must have drained Mr. Ramon Ang’s cash flow with its payment to the Lucio Tan shares it recently acquired. Is PAL up to date with the aircraft lease from Airbus? Are there brewing labor problems demanding more money from a losing company?

Cebu Pacific as a low cost career have dominated the market over the last eight years. It has brought in more new aircraft’s with ease in financing since many units were bought in cold cash by the Gokongwei’s. Cebu Pacific Air has a better balance sheet compared to PAL. With the entry of Air Asia which brought in new aircraft’s of the A330 class that were previously serving the Malaysia to Indonesia routes , more passengers were taken away from the legendary airline through advance seat sales. Digital marketing must have shot down the domes-

tic sales of PAL when Cebu Pacific and Air Asia started selling in the internet their low fares. Legendary airlines have classic examples of an obsolete 20th century marketing plan overtaken in the net by the 21st century strategic marketing scheme. The business leaders and tourism stakeholders of Cagayan de Oro will be quick to react on this latest PAL move that will disrupt air travel frequencies and affect the growth of tourism in Northern Mindanao. The connecting flights of tourist and other foreign passengers using PAL from the international routes to their domestic destination will suffer the inconvenience. March brings back home the students to the city and the local convention schedules. Whatever wisdom in PAL management’s restructuring will forever erase what the airline company have shined thorough in the past.

Wickedness of a man separated from God LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… For God so loved the world He gave His only Son, so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but will have eternal life…” (John 3:16, the Bible). -oooAGONY OF JESUS, AS THE FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY: After the Joyful Mysteries and the Mysteries of Light, the Holy Rosary of Roman Catholic Christians deal with the so-called “Sorrowful Mysteries”, which depict the parts of the life of Jesus that culminate in His death on the cross. The first of these “Sorrowful Mysteries” is the “Agony of Jesus”, which is the story of Jesus agonizing at his impending crucifixion and death on the cross, and

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio which is found in Matthew 26:36-45, Mark 14:32-42 and Luke 22:39-46 of the Bible. In this story, Jesus is portrayed as being sorrowful and troubled, knowing as He did what was going to happen to him in just a few hours, even prompting Him to say “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death.” Certainly, this is a powerful picture of Jesus in his human attributes, especially

when this is viewed in the light of His subsequent statement, which shows Him placing completely His trust and confidence in the Father with the words “My Father, if it is possible, may this cub be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” The question is, if Jesus is the Son of God, why would he be troubled, and why would he say that, if possible, “this cup be taken

from me”? The answer, I believe, is that, it is necessary to show that in his human attributes, Jesus could agonize just like ordinary men, so that humans will not really despair when problems come to them, no matter how great those problems maybe. There is a solution to the agony that everyone feels, and the solution is precisely what Jesus did: placing complete trust and confidence in the will of God. -oooSCOURGING OF JESUS AT THE PILLAR: The “Scourging of Jesus at the Pillar” is the second mystery in the “Sorrowful Mysteries” of the Holy Rosary of the Roman Catholic See MAN, page 15


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Opinion

Demonizing the WESM By David A. Tauli

In addition to demonizing the EPIRA, David Celestra Tan in his series of opinion pieces in a national broadsheet also demonizes the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in the Philippines. (The WESM operates only in the Luzon-Visayas Grid. A premature attempt by the Phil. Electricity Market Corp. or PEMC to establish a WESM in Mindanao in 2013 was killed by fatal flaws in the design and the operation of the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market, IMEM.) Following below are his statements concerning the WESM and my clarifications as to the purposes, design, and operation of the WESM in the Philippines. Before going into his points and my counterpoints, it should be said that the WESM is one of the good institutional results of the EPIRA. Since it started operating in the Luzon Grid in June 2006, with the Visayas Grid integrated into the electricity market in December 2010, the WESM has been attaining the EPIRA objective: “To ensure transparent and reasonable prices of electricity in a regime of free and fair competition and full public account-

ability to achieve greater operational and economic efficiency and enhance the competitiveness of Philippine products in the global market”. In recent years, average prices at the WESM were often lower than the prices of bilateral contracts between generators and distributors. The low prices in the WESM, however, could not translate into significantly lower rates for end-use customers because generation from the WESM constitutes only a small proportion of the total generation in the Luzon-Visayas Grid. The price spikes in the electricity market in November-December 2013 were an anomaly that could have been avoided if the PEMC, the operator of the WESM, were diligent in the discharge of their duties and responsibilities. Now let us look into what David Tan has said about the WESM and the facts about the electricity market in the Philippines. 1: “The WESM is a large bureaucracy and its inner workings are hard to figure out and hence ‘nontransparent’. The trading rules were set by the ‘power participants’ and dominated by power generators. The WESM has failed the consumers because of a faulty structure, a lack of true

safeguards for the public and opportunistic market practices of participants.” Only non-participation in a course in WESM-101 could excuse the misunderstanding of the WESM evident in the quoted words of David Tan. But he became president of the Philippine Independent Power Producers Association (PIPPA), and could not have become such if his knowledge of electricity markets were not at graduate school level. I am sure that the current president of the PIPPA, Mike Aboitiz, will disclaim absolutely the foregoing statement of David Tan if it were attributed to him. The WESM is governed by rules administered by a bureaucracy, a small one (not large as David Tan claims), and the rules are contained in a document of 181 pages originally that is available to anyone who wants to read the rules. Regardless of how they were set, the rules have been working properly most of the time since the start of the WESM seven years ago. The WESM Rules contain adequate safeguards to protect the consuming public against unreasonable prices in the market. If, despite the safeguards, unreasonable price spikes occur, then the blame should be placed not on the WESM, but on the

What a pity! It is now 28 years since we showed the world how People Power can be a force for peaceful change, and all we can show for the momentous achievement is practically just a moment of celebration, reminiscence, grandstanding, and pompous rhetoric once a year. It’s the “TAGAY! Mentality”—carousing, bragging, self-congratulating, followed by inaction and what seems like sleep-walking. All these years, instead of unleashing People Power to renew society and enable Filipinos to govern themselves—so they can create their own prosperity—much of the focus about EDSA is on its momentary glory. Little or nothing is done to build on the lessons learned from it. Still powerless Let’s face it: our people are still disenfranchised, powerless. They have no voice, not even in their own community. They do not or cannot influence government policy or operations. They are manipulated by trapos that call them “Boss” but treat them like cattle. Kept dependent on government initiatives, they cannot act on their own. Every time EDSA is commemorated, the president appeals for patience as he recites a litany of government’s supposedly heroic efforts for progress, matched by a longer litany of problems still to be addressed. As if only government and its efforts matter, the role of the people is forgotten or taken for granted. Nothing is done to empower them or to make of our society a working democracy. And so we’re still basically stuck in neutral, with only a residual movement

forward thanks mainly to external assistance, foreign investment, and OFW remittances. Failed governance Some readers find it novel or downright weird that I keep on harping on the barangay and the role of its citizens in the affairs of the nation. More so that I refer to the Barangay Assembly as a parliament. I’m not surprised because they’re right in a sense, for nowhere does the term “parliament” appear in our laws. It’s a word heard only from Charter Change advocates who want to convert our presidential form of government into parliamentary. Quite a few of them think a docile parliament will enable them to manipulate policy more easily, e.g. remove term limits or restrictions on land ownership. But the way they use the term betrays their ignorance of the fact that we already have a parliamentary system and that it has been ordained by law since over two decades ago. What’s a parliament? In political science or civics, a parliament is a legislative governing body—one in which lawmaking and executive powers are combined in an assembly that can initiate legislation or ordinances, define or adopt policy, make decisions, review and approve budgets, correct undesirable policy through initiative or referendum, and discipline officials by removing or replacing them through the power of recall. The local parliament We already have such a system. It was legislated to guide grassroots governance since 1991 by Republic Act 7160, Sections 384, 397, 398. However, instead of “parliament” the law uses the term “Barangay Assembly” to suit our circumstances.

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PEMC for not implementing the safeguards in the rules. 2: “The ‘market-clearing’ price system where suppliers are even paid higher than their bid prices is patently anti-consumer. The theory is that there will be so much power supply on the WESM that the market-clearing price will drop, as if the power generators, a close-knit group, will invest to oversupply the market and shoot themselves in the feet. (Duh!)” There is nothing anticonsumer in the Price Determination Methodology (PDM) of the WESM, in which the price of power in a trading interval is the highest accepted bid in that interval. That is simply the operating logic of a competitive market. It has been working in all the electricity markets throughout the world to keep the prices of electricity lower than would have occurred in monopolistic regimes where the costs of producing bulk power are not subsidized. The theory governing competitive markets for commodities is that when there is more supply than demand, the sellers will price their products low enough to be among those See WESM, page 19

We flunked the lesson of Edsa, big-time! By Manny Valdehuesa

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But this Assembly’s powers coincide with those of a parliament. Thus, a properly functioning Barangay Assembly can line up ordinances, raise or deliberate public issues, adopt resolutions, challenge questionable acts of officials, define standards of public service, and discipline or replace corrupt officials through recall. Whether in England or Thailand, in Russia or Malaysia, in Norway or Japan, these are the functions of a parliament. Members of their parliament invoke or exercise these powers at their pleasure when in session; no need to wait till regular elections. Unique But there’s something special and unique about our Barangay Assembly as a parliament. It has an all-inclusive membership; meaning everyone of voting age in the community—the grassroots—is a member. Everyone of us is a ”member of parliament” in small letters. This means every Filipino resident of the barangay—primary level of government—has the right and the power to participate in its governing tasks and processes. It is a unique system. And it is unlike the parliaments abroad—which are established only at national or regional levels and with members elected by district like our congressmen. In our case, it is enough to be a bona fide citizen to qualify as a member of the local parliament. It’s a system that provides a broad range of opportunities for a Filipino to participate not only in governing his own community but in assuring good governance generally. He can propose initiatives, pass resolutions, or give feedback to upper government units and officials. See FLUNKED, page 15

The Supreme Court has an uncanny way of commemorating the 28th anBy Val G. Abelgas niversary of the People’s Power Revolution. On a day when the whole nation was celebrating the restoration of freedom in the country with the downfall of strongman Ferdinand Marcos following four days of massive protests on EDSA in February 1986, twelve justices of the Supreme Court opted to curtail freedom of speech when they upheld the constitutionality of the libel provision of the Cybercrime Law. On September 12, 2012, almost exactly 40 years after Marcos curtailed the people’s freedom with the declaration of martial law, President Aquino cracked down on one of the freest internets in the world when he signed the Cybercrime Prevention Act, which, among other things, penalizes online libel with imprisonment of up to 12 years and a fine of P1 million. The high tribunal upheld most of the provisions of the cybercrime law, including the contentious provision on online libel. And Aquino, the only son of the eminent icons of democracy – the martyred former Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. and the late President Cory Aquino – was quick to defend the SC ruling. He said the new law does not curtail freedom of expression. “As responsible journalists, you have your rights, and those rights like all other rights have limitations,” the President said. “We were taught in school that our rights end when we impinge on the rights of others.” Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, Aquino’s latest Supreme Court appointee and the youngest among the justices, disagrees. He said, rightfully, that the continued criminalization of libel, especially in platforms using the Internet, “unqualifiedly produces a chilling effect that stifles our fundamental guarantees of free speech.” Leonen is the lone SC justice who dissented to the majority decision of 12 other magistrates declaring the libel provision in the cybercrime law as constitutional. Leonen not only opposes online libel but also supports the decriminalization of libel — both online and under the Revised Penal Code — which he describes as “an anachronistic tool that may have had its uses in older societies: a monkey wrench that will steal inspiration from the democratic mob.” “Criminalizing libel contradicts our notions of a genuinely democratic society… The constitution requires that libel… be struck down as infringing upon the guarantee of freedom of expression,” he stressed in his opinion. With the stiff penalties against defamation committed online, journalists, bloggers and ordinary individuals will be constrained from expressing their opinion against people, particularly wealthy businessmen, politicians and government bureaucrats, who, in their belief, are committing acts that are inimical to the country and the people’s interests. Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago, an acknowledged expert in constitutional law, urged netizens to stage protests against the SC ruling. She cited a provision in the Constitution that guarantees absolute freedom of speech, which states: “No law shall be passed abridging the freedom of speech.” She said the constitutional language was absolute about the protection of the freedom of speech. There is now a move, led by Santiago and four administration senators, to decriminalize libel, following examples in other countries, including most of the states in the US. “Libel in many countries is no longer criminal. Here, it’s criminal and worse, it’s now considered a crime on the Internet. The Cybercrime Law can really stifle the use of technology and threaten the right to free press and freedom of expression,” said Bayan Muna partylist representative Neri Colmenares. Sen. Teofisto Guingona III, who has filed Senate Bill No. 2128 to decriminalize libel by repealing Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code, said the right to freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights in the 1987 Constitution and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Sen. Sonny Angara has also filed a measure that would impose lighter penalties for libel. He said decriminalizing libel has been the trend worldwide. Senate Majority Leader Alan Cayetano and Sen. Chiz Escudero said the cybercrime law’s provision on Internet libel should be repealed like all libel laws. Cayetano pointed out that the provision suppresses the netizens’ freedom of speech. He said the Internet should still be regarded as a different kind of medium where anyone has the right to express his views and opinions. The Washington DC-based advocacy group Freedom House rated Filipino netizens the freest in Asia and sixth in the world when it comes to Internet freedom. Not anymore. With the Cybercrime Law placing a Sword of Damocles on every Filipino netizen’s head, I’m certain Freedom House would rate the Philippines side by side with China, the least free in the latest ratings. The Internet allows the people, who otherwise would not have access to regular media, to ventilate their opinion, which is the very essence of democracy. Threatening the people with stiff penalties is tantamount to curtailing their freedom, as much as the brutal martial law stifled dissent. For a government that rose to power on an agenda of transparency, accountability, freedom and justice, the Aquino administration has moved to the opposite side of the democratic fence. This is clearly a betrayal of EDSA. (valabelgas@aol.com)

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Dept of Energy, MinDA conduct public consultation on Mindanao Energy Plan BUTUAN City -- A total of 92 participants from the different government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations, students and electric cooperatives of t h e C ar a g a re g i on participated the whole day public consultation on the Mindanao Energy Plan 2013-2030 and Information, Education and Communication

(IEC) campaign on Energy Efficiency and conservation on Wednesday here. The event, initiated by the Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), is pursuant to the overall thrust and direction of ensuring energy security, achieving optimal energy pricing and developing a sustainable energy system

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in Mindanao. During the activity, Mi n DA P l an n i ng an d Research division chief Estrella Turingan said based on the Mindanao Development Plan, energy is vital to economic progress b e c au s e “ it f u e l s ou r development.” Turingan further said that Mindanao is contributing 14 percent to the Philippines economy in the year 2012. Also, DOE-EPPB Director Carmencita Bariso while presenting the Mindanao Energy Plan said three of the largest oil and gas basins in the Philippines are located in Mindanao – Cotabato, Agusan-Davao

& Sulu Sea, and also, four of the major coal basins are located in Zamboanga, Davao, Cotabao-Sarangani and Surigao with a total resource potential of 704.4 million metric tons. Bariso also said, there are 33 Coal Operating Contract (COC) holders in Mindanao, 14 for exploration and 12 in development and production. During the year 2013, a total of seven exploration contracts were awarded. Meanwhile, DOE bared that the two biodiesel producers in the Philippines are located in Mindanao: 1) Bioenergy 8 Corporation in Sasa, Davao City with 30 million liters production

capacity from coconut oil; and 2) Freyvonne Milling Services in Toril, Davao City with 15.6 million liters production capacity from copra. For the year 2012, the Mindanao’s household electrification level reached

to 54.25 percent. The different types of fuel was also presented by DOE Undersecretary for Power and Energ y Planning Raul Aguillos, which include Coal, Oil Based, Geothermal, Hydro, Solar, and Biomass.

Biggest cooperative in Misamis Occidental nears P1B in asset TANGUB City -- A total ass et of P926,896,211 have been recorded by the Lorenzo Tan Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LTMPC), as of December 31, last year, making it the biggest cooperative based in the province, as of the period. The LTMPC also recorded sales of P20.9 million from five businesses of its 36 branches spread ove r s i x prov i nc e s of Mindanao, that employed 326 employees, last year, Sabiniano Canama, LTMPC General Manager, said. Meanwhile, Lu z m i nd a L . Enomar, General Bookkeeper of LTMPC said sales from the LTMPC construction business amounted to P 4.8 million, while those of their consumer store amounted to P 8.5 million, Funicare services, P 5.4 million, real estate or subdivision, P 1.3 million, and its training center, P900,000. S a l e s i n construction included those of their hardware and bids for construction projects since LTMPC also builds roads and buildings, while their Funicare ser vices include embalming, rental of funeral cars, sale of cof f ins/caskets and cemetery/ memorial lots. T h e LTM P C

c onsu me r store at it s headquarters sells goods needed by barangay residents, while it also owns a subdivision in Barangay Manga, Tangub City and a training center in Panguil Bay that accepts catering services and serves as venues for various occasions. On the other hand, the LTMPC which started in Barangay Lorenzo Tan, Tangub City, has spread out in different areas of Regions 9 and 10, particularly in the following provinces: M i s a m i s Occidental, in the towns of Bonifacio, Clarin, Tudela, Jimenez, Aloran, Oroquieta City, Calamba and Plaridel, in Misamis Oriental, in the towns of Manticao and Laguindingan and El Salvador City and in Lanao del Norte, in the towns of Maranding, Maigo, Tubod, and Iligan City. Z amb o anga d el Norte, in the cities of Dipolog and Dapitan and in the towns of Sindangan, Manukan and Katipunan, in Zamboanga del Sur, in the towns of Molave, Mahayag, Dumingag, Tu k u r a n , A u r o r a , Dumalinao and Pagadian City, and in Zamboanga Sibugay, in the towns of Liloy, Titay, Ipil, Imelda, Buug and Kabasalan.


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LAMBO MISAMIS ORIENTAL. Governor Bambi Emano meets with the heads of Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) to discuss possible developments on the provincial roads.

MISAMIS ORIENTAL – Vice Governor JOEY G. PELAEZ donated another set of books to Punta Santiago Elementary School (PSES) and Carmen Elementary School (CES), Talisayan, Misamis Oriental. The turn-over ceremony was witnessed by Mrs. Juliet J. Quidet, Head Teacher of PSES, Mrs. Helen Sugala, School Principal of CES, Brgy. Captain Abelardo Mediante of Brgy. Punta Santiago, Brgy. Captain Rony Obejero of Brgy. Casibule, the Barangay Councils and teachers of the said Barangays. The book donation is part of Vice Governor Pelaez’s advocacy of uplifting the competence of every student in the province. Vice Governor Pelaez is the Chairman of the Committee of Education of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.


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14th RCWestCDO’s Oro Open: Beyond Golf By Rotarian Clifford Jose Garrido Roa

Tournament Over-All Chair Past President Architect Lito Busgano

The staging of the biggest and the longest running golf tourney in its kind - held ground recently as the Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro (Rcwestcdo) spearheaded the 14th Oro Open Golf Tournament at Pueblo de Oro Golf and Country Club. It became even bigger with the major sponsorship of 1st Valley Bank (A Development Bank) and the able support of Congressman Peter Unabia, Mr. Eugene Unabia, Ford Cagayan de Oro, Country Bankers Insurance Corporation, Pioneer Insurance and Surety Corporation and HP & Global Chips Technologies. GMA Northern Mindanao is the official and exclusive broadcast media partner while this publication’s flagship brands Business Week Mindanao and Mindanao Daily are the official exclusive print media partner. Just like the 13 other episodes it held, it proved to be more successful as more than 200 golfers enjoying the 3-day event. “As has been our objective,

playing golf with our tournament equates each player to contribute directly to our community projects”, Architect Lito Busgano, the tournament chair said. “The proceeds of this tournament will help us continue our flagship projects”, Mr. Busgano added. Rcwestcdo once again showed why it envisioned being the premier Rotary Club and proactive in the delivery of excellent service by showing leadership in District 3870 of Rotary International in terms of fund-raising events and raising even further a higher bar of public relations campaign of what rotary can help and do in the community. “Our club believed in our role as an agents of development thru big-time literacy programs, hence, aside from providing scholarships, donating books, and career orientation, we thought that fusing golfing, wining and dining will help us inform the general public of what a cohesive and potent rotary club can do”, Incumbent Club President Rommel Esguerra. For fourteen years, with the brilliant inception of Club Past President Rolly Uy and then Club President Demosthenes “Boy” Du, a project that rolls playing, working and serving the community is merged. The 14th installment held last February 7-9, 2014 enticed players from Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Oroqueta, Dipolog, Iligan, Butuan and from the provinces of Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte & Lanao del Sur. Although no one from the golfers hit any of the (5) hole in one in the 3-day event, an HP high-end laptop sponsored by Global Chips Technologies Co. was instead included as a major

The Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro (RCWESTCDO) Steering Committee led by Past President Lito Busgano (7th from right), Club President Rommel Esguerra (left) posed with the winners of the 14th Oro Open Golf Tournament sponsored by First Valley Bank, Ford Cagayan de Oro, Global Chips Technologies, Pioneer Insurance, Cong. Peter Unabia, Mr. Eugene Unabia and members of the RCWESTCDO. Business Week Mindanao Publications is the official exclusive print media partner.

raffle prize during the awarding ceremony on February 9, 2014 at the city’s latest and posh ballroom venue, the Limketkai Luxe Hotel. Awarding and recognition night were hosted by past presidents Noel Nalzaro and Pueblo Golf Tournament Chair Edu Alaba. They also invited a performing band to enliven the capacity crowd waiting to be awed by the prizes and cheer for the winners. Incoming President Dante Briones prepared various prizes ranging from appliances to tech products which were raffled off between the awarding of the tournament winners from ladies division and men’s division categorized in classes A, B, C and D including lowest gross and lowest net scorecards. What the golfers realized is the objective of their participation were

not only to enjoy, have fun, connect with old friends and buddies but to help realize the dream of Rcwest to promote a sustainable literacy programs. Another past president, Engr. Ferdinand “Edong” Espiritu said that the part of the proceeds will be to build the club’s 7th ferrous cement tank that can house 10,000 liters of rainwater. The officers, directors and members of the Rotary Club of West CDO would like to thank the following sponsors: HS BUSGANO Architect Studio, PELICAN Industrial Sales, Land Bank of the Philippines, KAKING Shopping Center, Cebu Tristar Corporation, Crystal Sugar Corporation, De Oro Pacific Homes and Stoneworks. Cagayan de Oro Hardware, Cagayan Modern Trading, AL-

ROSE Management Development Corporation, MILLENIUM CARS, INC, ANCO Merchandising, Oro Solid Hardware, MAZDA Cagayan de Oro, MGM Motors Mindanao, Inc, JULMAR Commercial, Cagayan Republic Glass, Botoy’s Chicken, ZAGRO & Mr. Anthony Tan, Cagayan Corn Products, 8’s High Time Drive Inn, F4J Ventures, Inc., SAGREX / BETAFOAM, GV Du & Sons, ORO HAM, Engr. Ben & Camella Du and Friends in USA, STRONGHOLD Insurance, SOLIDMARK, Primavera Residences, Architect Serafin Ray A. Magracia, McKline Enterprises, Coca-Cola FEMSA, CABICO Enterprises, Glorieta Marketing, VIP Hotel, McDonald’s – Xavier U. Hole sponsorships were entitled to the following mileage and freebies: Complimentary

registration for one (1) player per P10,000.00 donation; One (1) raffle ticket for every 5,000.00 donation (for sponsor’s only); Company streamer/banner at Pueblo de Oro Golf & Country Club; Company Logo/Ad in TV, print media and posters; Recognition during Awards Night & Fellowship Program. Registration fee was only P 2,000.00. Game was on modified Stableford format. 36 holes to count for lowest gross and lowest net champions. Aside from the Oro Open Golf Tournament, the Rcwest is known for holding the search for the Most Outstanding Public School Teacher Award (MOPSTA), now on its 26th year, sponsored by the “Gigi Borja Endowment Fund” and other key Rotarians and Inner Wheel Members.

CAGAYAN ELECTRIC POWER & LIGHT CO., INC Important Notice to CEPALCO Customers Subject: Scheduled Power Interruption on Sunday, March 2, 2014 The Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO) would like to inform all customers that power supply will be interrupted on March 2, 2014 as shown below: REASONS

: TO FACILITATE PRIMARY POLE RELOCATION DUE TO DPWH ROAD WIDENING PROJECT ALONG VAMENTA BOULEVARD CORNER MAX SUNIEL STREET RELATIVE TO THE ONGOING JR BORJA BRIDGE PROJECT. CEPALCO WILL ALSO CONDUCT LINE MAINTENANCE WORKS IN AFFECTED AREA.

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Let the number of years you have lived not be a reminder of how old you are but see it as a medal of all you have been through in life. Happy birthday,

Mayor Oscar Moreno! Have a wonderful, happy and healthy birthday. From:

Tune Hotel Cagayan de Oro City

DATE : SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014 A. INTERRUPTION TIME : 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (12 hours) AFFECTED AREAS : PORTION OF CARMEN PROPER: 1. Along Lirio St. from Trinity Tree St. towards Oak St., and along Max Suniel St. from corner Mabolo St. to Vamenta Blvd. 2. Along Mabolo St. from Lirio St. towards corner Rosal St. including portion of Marigold St. from Mabolo St.. 3. All of V. Castro St. 4. Portion of Carmen Market: • Ipil-ipil St. bounded from corner Max Suniel St. to Jasmin St. • V. Neri St. and Mahogany St. bounded from corner V. Castro St. to Jasmin St. 5. Along Vamenta Blvd. bounded from corner Max Suniel St. to Jasmin St. B. INTERRUPTION TIME : 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM (1 hour switching); and again at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM (1 hour switching) AFFECTED AREAS : PORTION OF CARMEN PROPER, ALL OF MACANHAN AND LOWER BALULANG: 1. Portion of Carmen: vicinities along Vamenta Blvd. from Fernandez St. towards greater part of Ilaya including Acacia St.; Seriña St. from COA towards Gumamela Ext., Guani Coliseum and Maharlika Police Station. 2. Masterson Ave. up to Muco St. corner Ellosa St. 3. All of Macanhan, Carmen towards all of Lower Balulang. Power will however be restored immediately without further notice when the Cepalco line and switching works are completed earlier than scheduled. We hope the affected customers and the public in general will be guided by this announcement. Thank you. Released by: Ms. Marilyn A. Chavez Senior Manager Customer & Community Relations Dept.


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Unabia to hold medical mission, feeding project By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

OUTREACH PROJECT. Misamis Oriental provincial board member Bebeng Dumadag outlines the areas in the

first district of the province that will benefit from a medical mission and feeding program to be conducted on Saturday by the office of Congressman Peter M. Unabia. The outreach project will be joined by Philippine Army soldiers. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

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Christians. Unlike all the other mysteries of the Holy Rosar y, however, t his s e cond S or row f u l Mystery is the only mystery which is very tersely depicted. In the Gospels of Matthew (27:26), Mark (15:15), and John (19:1), the scourging of Jesus at the pillar is described in just one sentence: Pilate had Jesus flogged. In the Gospel of Luke, there is even no direct reference to it whatsoever. This makes one wond e r : w h at t h e n i s t h e importance of the scourging of Jesus? To me, the significance of this event is to show the wickedness which man could descend to, if he has become totally separated from God, unwilling to comply with His commands, laws and decrees. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook. c o m , b at a s m a u r i c i o @ yahoo.com and mmauriciojr111@gmail.com

Acting through his local parliament, any Filipino can influence governance and the political system in ways specific or general. . Liability It is very unfortunate, however, that this grassroots parliament has not received the attention it deserves. No effort has been made to explain its role, especially in assuring good governance at the primal level or base of our republic. And because nothing has been done to explain the role of its members, who are sovereign citizenws, no one knows how anyone can stamp out corruption or establish standards of decency, propriety, or honesty in the government of his own community. Thus, it is no surprise that

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no one pays attention to this local parliament, to its powers, or to its capacity to effect reforms from below. No one even questions why it does not convene at the behest of its members or why the community has to wait for a directive from the department of the interior and local government (DILG) to be able to meet and tackle its own agenda or areas of concern. Unable to act on its own, the community is prevented from forming consensus on any issue. It cannot take a stand on anything affecting either its own wellbeing or the nation’s without being told. So our communities lack solidarity or the unity necessary for forging political will. This makes them a liability instead of an asset to the Republic. Consider: as much as a third of our 42,000+ barangays are afflicted by insurgency or

viral banditry while the rest are undermined by corrupt officials and dynastic oligarchs who show no concern for our republic’s stability. Such a Weak Republic cannot fulfill the promise or apply the lessons of EDSA! What do you think?

Misamis Oriental 1st District Rep. Peter M. Unabia has scheduled another medical mission and feeding project on March 1 at Gingoog City and Medina town. Unabia said the medical mission will be held at barangay Hindangon in Gingoog with following free services: circumcisions, consultations, dental examinations and eye examinations. He said vitamins will be given to adults and children. He added that there will also be milk feeding in the area for children as well as serving of porridge with chicken. Meanwhile the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ services will include shoe repair and umbrella repair. The beneficiaries have been identified by barangay chairman Edilberto B. Laureto. Provincial board member Bebeng Dumadag said Congressman Unabia’s medical missions and feeding programs will continue even without the Priority Development Assistance Fund

Publication Notice RA 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

Date: February 19, 2014

In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A, 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that WILMA S. DELOSO has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of MARECIL SACUPAYO DELOSO at Catarman, Camiguin and whose parents are RENATO F. DELOSO and WILMA E. SACUPAYO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may fiie his written opposition with this Office not later than March 12, 2014.

(Sgd.) LUDIDINA T. LIBAGO Signature overprinted name of the CMCR

MDN: Feb. 21 & 28, 2014

USA KA PAGPANIMBAYA UG PANGHINAUT SA USA KA MALIPAYON NGA PAGSAULOG SA IMONG ADLAWNG NATAWHAN!

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that the heirs of the Late DEOGRACIAS S. VERDEFLOR extrajudicially settled and distributed among themselves the following properties: (1) TCT No. T-73614, situated in Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, area of 460 sq.m.; (2) TCT No. T-73621, located in Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, area of 3,429 sq.m.; (3) TCT No. T-70262, located in Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, area of 920 sq.m.; (4) TCT, located in Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, area of 469.50 sq.m.; (5) TCT No. T-87118, located in Sankanan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, area of 36,060 sq.m.; (6) TCT No. T-63790, parcel of land containing an area of 618 sq.m., all by means of a public document executed on January 28, 2014 and ratified before Atty. Reynaldo S. Llego, notary public in and for Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, as per Doc. No. 90, Page No. 18, Book No. 101, Series of 2014 of his Notarial Register. MDN: FEB. 21, 28 & MAR. 7, 2014

HON. OSCAR SERINA MORENO

City Mayor Cagayan de Oro City

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAYOR OCA AND MAY YOU HAVE MANY MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME! Greetings coming from:

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, MANAGEMENT AND STAFF AND ALL MEMBERS OF CHEMCO (City Hall Employees Multi Purpose Cooperative)

that has been scrapped. Dumadag said Unabia has lined up these activities for the entire first congressional district of the province during his term of service. She added that a medical mission will also be held on the same day at barangay Maanas, Medina town. The beneficiaries have been identified by barangay chairman Myrna Briffa. According to Ms. Romana Ababao, chief of staff of the congressman’s district office, the medical mission and feeding program will be anchored on the theme “Pagsiguro sa Kahimsog ug Kapiskay sa Panlawas sa Katawhan”. The theme comes from the congressman’s health projects for the poor of the province. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED LUIS C. BADIC WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE in favour to SPOUSES ABRAHAM JESUS I. ANG and MA. IMELDA T. ANG Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late LUIS C. BADIC, who died intestate on October 27, 1990 at Cagayan de Oro City; left a certain parcel of land / conjugal property located at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City and more particularly described as follows; TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-46304 “A parcel of land (Lot 25188-B-3-E, Psd-10-009202 being a portion of Lot 25188-B-3, Psd-10-009037) situated in the Barrio of Kauswagan, City of Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED EIGHTY NINE (289) square meters, more or less, is the subject of EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE DECEASED LUIS C. BADIC WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE in favour to SPOUSES ABRAHAM JESUS I. ANG and MA. IMELDA T. ANG, made and entered into by and among; CHITA P. BADIC, of legal age, Filipino, SURVIVING SPOUSE of LUIS C. BADIC, with residence and postal address at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Vendor – Heir; GILBERT P. BADIC, of legal age, Filipino, one of the five (5) SURVIVING CHILDREN of LUIS C. BADIC, with residence and postal address at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Vendor – Heir; JULIUS P. BADIC, of legal age, Filipino, one of the five (5) SURVIVING CHILDREN of LUIS C. BADIC, with residence and postal address at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Vendor – Heir; LUCHIE P. BADIC, of legal age, Filipino, one of the five (5) SURVIVING CHILDREN of LUIS C. BADIC, with residence and postal address at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Vendor – Heir; KRISTINA P. BADIC, of legal age, Filipino, one of the five (5) SURVIVING CHILDREN of LUIS C. BADIC, with residence and postal address at Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Vendor – Heir; HANS KAREL P. BADIC, of legal age, Filipino, one of the five (5) SURVIVING CHILDREN of LUIS C. BADIC, with residence and postal address at kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, herein referred to as Vendor – Heir; are the widow and compulsory heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND (P500,000.00) PESOS, Philippine Currency, is hereby acknowledge in full from the VENDEE – SPOUSES ABRAHAM JESUS I. ANG and IMELDA T. ANG to the entire satisfaction the VENDOR – HEIRS, the said VENDOR – HEIRS does hereby SELL, TRANSFER, CONVEY and DELIVER, in favor of the VENDEE. As per Doc. No. K16; Page No. 30; Book No. 05; Series of 2012; under Notary Public of ATTY. ALMIRA B. VALDEZ. MDN: FEB. 21, 28 & MARCH 7, 2014


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Liceo U MassComm presents Singkwenta ka Hulagway exhibit

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he Liceo de Cagayan University Mass Communication students under the MC8-Photojournalism class, in cooperation with the Office of Cultural Affairs, headed by Mr. Owen Jaen, and the College of Arts and Sciences opened the photography exhibit dubbed as Singkwenta ka Hulagway: People Who Inspire Us, February 26, at the Rodelsa Hall Lobby. The exhibit features portraits or “hulagway” of ordinary people who give the students inspiration in their day-today living. “This exhibit features, through the lenses, the creative minds full of vigor, vitality, and hope. The artistic frames and compositions displayed here also reflect the friendly sentiments of people who inspire us in our day-to-day life. As part of the National Arts Month, this exhibit could as well build a bridge for the young

and aspiring artists to their chosen career in the future” said Frances Vyne Acenas La Victoria, the designated exhibit director in her speech. The exhibit is an exercise in portrait photography and photojournalism that attempts to tell stories with just one visual image that convey the intended message and emotions of the subjects. “Photography has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an art form, almost everyone can take photographs with the use of high-end DSLRs or mobile gadgets, however, it is the vision of the photographers that are needed to really tell stories” Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy, MC8 instructor says. The Singkwenta ka Hulagway: People Who Inspire Us photography exhibit will run until the 28th of February as part of the National Arts Month celebration of Liceo University.

CEREMONIAL RIBBON CUTTING . Singkwenta ka Hulagway: People Who Inspire Us photography exhibit opens at the Rodelsa Hall Lobby, Liceo de Cagayan University. (from left) Mr. Joe Valdehuesa, AVP-Finance, Dr. Fe S. Tolibas College of Arts & Sciences Dean, and Prof. Henry Abellanosa - MassComm adviser, lead the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

THE MASSCOMM EXHIBITORS . (from left) Greanne Trisha Mendoza, Lovely Estoisa, Bonne Zalzos, Roque Salvo, Frances Vyne Acenas La Victoria, Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy, Julee Ann Marie Bourgoin, Owen Jaen - Director, Office of the Cultural Affairs, MC Instructor Shaun Alejandrae Uy, and Mr. Rolex Ratilla - Chief Mike, Donita, Indira, and Marilyn Veluz Finance Officer pose for a photo op at the exhibit area.

Singkwenta ka Hulagway: People Who Inspire Us photography exhibit opening is graced by Liceo de Cagayan University’s Mr. Joe Valdehuesa, AVP-Finance, Dr. Fe S. Tolibas - College of Arts & Sciences Dean, and Prof. Henry Abellanosa - MassComm adviser, also in the photo is the winner of the 1st ABS-CBN Cagayan de Oro Inter-school Newscasting Competition Grand Winner Bonne Zalzos.

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Kids born to older fathers at higher risk of psychiatric, academic problems

Compared to a child born to a 24-year-old father, a child born to a 45-year-old father is 3.5 times more likely to have autism, 13 times more likely to have ADHD and two times more likely to have a psychotic disorder. The children are also 25 times more likely to have bipolar disorder and 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal behavior or a substance abuse problem.’

Compared to a child born to a 24-year-old father, a child born to a 45-yearold father is 3.5 times more likely to have autism, 13 times more likely to have ADHD and two times more likely to have a psychotic disorder.

The children are also 25 times more likely to have bipolar disorder and 2.5 times more likely to have suicidal behavior or a substance abuse problem. For most of these problems, the likelihood of disorder increased steadily

with advancing paternal age, suggesting there is no particular paternal age at childbearing that suddenly becomes problematic. “We were shocked by the findings. The specific associations with paternal age were much, much larger than in previous studies,” said Brian D’Onofrio, lead author and associate professor of the Indiana University. Previous research suggested sperm of older men have more genetic mutations, which may cause an increased risk of child psychiatric, intellectual and academic problems. D’Onofrio said their study may have important social and public policy implications. “The findings suggest

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communication Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

NELITA A. BALORE CASE NO. 2014-10-341 (2009-10-1069) NOTICE OF HEARING

BENJAMIN C. RUBEN CASE NO. 2014-10-346 NOTICE OF HEARING

VENERANDO VALIENTE-Vendor CASE NO. 2014-10-345 MARY ANN Y. SADONGDONG -Vendee (2009-10-545)

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for approval of substitution of Certificate of Public Convenience/amendment of line to operate PUJ service on the line Malaybalay City to Lantapan via Aglayan (All in Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 24th day of February, 2014.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Children born to older fathers might be at higher risks for a variety of psychiatric problems and academic difficulties compared with children born to younger fathers, a new study has found. Researchers from USbased Indiana University studied people born in Sweden from 1973 to 2001 in collaboration with their colleagues from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Xinhua news agency reported. In their study, the researchers estimated the risk of psychiatric problems including autism, attentiondeficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), psychosis, bipolar disorder, suicide attempt and substance abuse, as well as low educational attainment and low IQ scores.

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority to extend the validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate PUB service on the line Cagayan de Oro City to Kalilangan, Bukidnon and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 14th day of February, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for approval of Sale and Transfer with the extension of Certificate of Public Convenience to operate PUJ service on the line Cagayan de Oro City to Libona via Camp Philips Terminal (Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MANSUETO M. BOLLOZOS

CASE NO. 2014-10-335 (89-85552) (2008-10-739) (2012-10-1008) (2011-10-1331)

NOTICE OF HEARING

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority to extend the validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience with the consolidation of cases and with amendment of line to operate TH FRIEGHT Truck service on the line within Cagayan de Oro City and from said place to any point in the island of Mindanao accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of Nine (9) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

that APA (advancing paternal age) represents a risk of numerous public health and societal problems,” the researchers wrote in their study. “Regardless of whether these results should lead to policy changes, clarification of the associations with APA would inform future basic neuroscience research, medical practice and personal decision-making about childbearing,” they said. The study was published in the U.S. journal JAMA Psychiatry. (PNA/Bernama)

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

ERRATUM The application applied for by BUKTRAMCO under Case Number 201310-949 is not application for extension of Certificate of Public Convenience published, but application for approval of Sale and Transfer of Certificate of Public Convenience. Sorry for Inconvenience. LTFRB

JAKE C. DELIG

CASE NO. 2014-10-343

NOTICE OF HEARING

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communication Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Region 10, Cagayan de Oro City

RODRIGO N. PAROJINOG

CASE NO. 2014-10-335 (2009-10-89)

NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority to extend the validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate PUJ service on the line City Proper to La Salle-Villa Verde (All in Iligan City) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 24th day of February, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City PEREGRINO CABEGUIN-Vendor CASE NO. 2014-10-343 MILA B. BAGARES-Vendee (2009-10-508)

NOTICE OF HEARING

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for for approval of Substitution of Certificate of Public Convenience with amendment of route to operate PUJ service on the line Manolo Fortich to Sumilao-Impasug-ong-Malaybalay City-Valencia City (All in Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014.

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for approval of Sale and Transfer with extension of Certificate of Public Convenience to operate PUJ service on the line Cogon Market to Xavier Heights (All in Cagayan de Oro City) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City CANDIDA CURSO et al-Vendor CASE NO. 2014-10-347 SAJETSCO/HERMAN PELOTON -Vendee (2008-10-847)

NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for approval of Sale and Transfer with extension of Certificate of Public Convenience and with amendment of Route to operate PUJ service on the line Sta. Ana-Tagoloan to Cagayan de Oro City and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014. SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City CARLITO MUANA

CASE NO. 2014-10-349 (2009-10-612)

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City FRANCISCO ALLAGA-Vendor EDNA G. ALLAGA-Vendee

CASE NO. 2014-10-351 (2011-10-354)

NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICE OF HEARING

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority to extend the validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience with amendment of Route to operate PUJ service on the line Kisolon to Malaybalay City-Valencia City-Don Carlos (All in Bukidnon) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014.

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for approval of Sale and Transfer with extension of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate PUJ service on the line Cogon Market to Pueblo de Oro-Xavier Heights (All in Cagayan de Oro City) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City RICO S. ORACION

CASE NO. 2014-10-352

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for issuance of Certificate of Public Convenience to operate TH FREIGHT TRUCK service on the line within Bukidnon and from said place to any point in Region X accessible to motor vehicle traffic and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 26th day of February, 2014.

NOTICE OF HEARING

JAIME R. POPERA CASE NO. 2014-10-340 (2008-10-2231) NOTICE OF HEARING

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority for approval for extension of validity Certificate of Public Convenience to operate PUJ service along the line Cogon Market-Iponan (All in Cagayan de Oro City) and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 25th day of February, 2014.

Applicant (s)/Petitioner (s) request/s authority to extend the validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate GT service on the line Mambajao, Camiguin to any point in Camiguin Province and vice versa with the use of One (1) unit/s. This application/petition shall be considered by this Board on March 6, 2014, 10:00 AM at this Board on which date Applicant(s)/Petitioner(s) shall publish said notice at least FIVE (5) days prior to the date of hearing in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao Island. Party/ies opposed to the approval/granting of the application/petition must file his/her/their written opposition with supporting documents, unless this Board deems it necessary to require additional documentary evidence and/or his/her/ their oral testimony/ies. NB. FAILURE TO APPEAR AT THE SCHEDULED DATE AND TIME OF HEARING SHALL MEAN DISMISSAL OF THE APPLICATION/PETITION. WITNESS, the HONORABLE MANDANGAN P. DARIMBANG, CESO V, Regional Director, this 24th day of February, 2014.

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

SOLAYMAN B. MACATOON, JR. Hearing Officer

NOTICE OF HEARING

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

EDITHA Y. LUMBAY

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014

CASE NO. 2014-10-350 (2009-10-309)

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Region X, Cagayan de Oro City

MDN: Feb. 28, 2014


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Min Bernardo on daughter Kathryn and on Daniel Padilla: ‘Mature na silang dalawa’ As her youngest daughter Kathryn turns 18 next month, Min Bernardo revealed that the Got to Believe star never intended to have a grand celebration. “Ayaw niya mag-debut. Kami lang ang nag-push kasi sayang naman, hindi naman mababalik ito eh. Once ka lang naman mag-18. Baka kung kelan lang niya ma-realize na gusto mo mag-debut, hindi na puwede balikan. Tatlo yung anak kong girl, yung panganay ko nag-debut, yung pangalawa kong girl ayaw niya talaga. Si Kath ayaw din niya pero since nga pinush ko and now siguro ilang weeks ago super excited na siya (laughs),” she shared. Apart from most of her family and friends in showbiz, Kath’s former high school classmates will also be joining her

big day. “Yung daddy naman niya diyan lang naman ang Cabanatuan kaso yung isang ate niya hindi nag-debut ng bongga, kaalis lang kasi mag-aaral sa UK so nandun siya,” she said. Mommy Min said they are still finalizing the details of the grand celebration, but admitted that even though Kath makes the decisions on the theme and her clothes, she is too busy with tapings to attend to the technical details of her party. “Oo naman siya talaga nag-de-decide. Kasi siya yung pinapili namin then yung pag meeting hindi siya pupuwede makarating so ako ang nag-a-attend kasi nag-te-taping siya. Super dami ng meetings kasi. Pero may theme na siyang pinili. Medyo makaluma, ganun. Mga three weeks ago excited na

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Daily HOROSCOPE AQUARIUS (January 20 – February 18) - Your energy levels are through the roof today -- so make sure that you’re doing something cool with it all! It’s a great time to work on new stuff or to enlist support for your dream project. PISCES (February 19 – March 20) - Your desire to make people’s lives better is front and center today -- but don’t forget your own life! It may be time for you to consider volunteering for yourself a few hours a week. ARIES (March 21 – April 19) - You’ve got new goals -- and today brings the opportunity to move forward with them. It’s a great time to take stock of where you’ve been and what you’ve got left in front of you. TAURUS (April 20 – May 20) - Your office or circle of friends is going through a power struggle today -- so make sure that you’re either backing the winner or staying out of the fray. You should be able to come out ahead. GEMINI (May 21 – June 21) - Your big brain is squeezing out ideas at a rapid clip -- so make sure someone is nearby to write down your pearls of wisdom! It’s a great day to tackle big problems, as you can chop them down to size quickly. CANCER (June 22 – July 22) - Your relationship with money is strained somewhat now -- but maybe not for typical or obvious reasons. Take stock of your finances and figure out what changes you can make to avoid this in the future.

siya, browse na siya ng browse kung anong puwedeng theme. May mga gusto siyang kulay na suotin. Talagang siya mismo ang pumipili,” she said. Although the debut will be traditional in some ways, Kathryn’s mom revealed that her daughter wanted to simplify it, like eliminating the usual cotillion. “Wala, ayaw na niya ng mga ganun. Ayaw niya ng mahabang programa which is na-eliminate yung cotillon pero yung roses, candles, and treasures yun lang ang ire-retain,” she said. With the recent announcement of Daniel Padilla as her daughter’s official escort for the night, Mommy Min said there was even no need for her approval. “Given naman yun eh. Sino pa ang gagawing escort? Alangan naman ang kuya, di ba?”

she added. Now that Kathryn is coming of age, fans continue to speculate if the two teens will finally admit that they are more than just “mag-MU” which they announced last year. Mommy Min said this is not an important detail to her because the two are under her constant guidance on the set. “Mature na silang dalawa. Sa akin, it doesn’t matter kung 18, less than 18, more than 18, as long as lumugar ka. Hindi naman na-ge-gauge yun kung matanda o bata kung kayo na, yung ganun. Okay naman sila. Lalo na kung nag-ma-mature mas okay di ba kesa kung mas bata bata,” she explained. When asked about how she felt about the controversial sleeping photo that Got to Believe director Cathy Garcia-Molina

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posted on Instagram, Mommy Min clarified, “Ala, natutuwa nga ako dun kasi ako pa nga ang nagturo pa kay direk Cathy nun. Sabi ko, ‘Direk Cathy tingnan mo yung dalawa oh.’” Her birthday wish for Kathryn is a simple one which the loving mother shared with PUSH. “Sana huwag matapos ang blessings na binibigay ni God. Super thankful kami especially this last few months ng 2013, napaka-suwerte, super. Sa endorsements yung reception ng tao, basta madami. Kahit nagkukulang kami sa kanya, madalang kami sumamba, hindi kami nakakasamba ng regular sa Iglesia twice a week pero still nandiyan siya tinutulungan kami,” she said. push.abs-cbn.com

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of the same digit.

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Amazing Facts! Did you KNOW?? .. The earthquake that devastated central China in 1557 and killed 830,000 people was the most lethal of its kind.

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Darkness... from page 1

the whole island as unconfirmed reports circulated that the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) threatened to sow bombing run on the island. In its latest advisory issued around 9:30 a.m. Thursday, the NGCP said that power transmission has been restored in Cagayan de Oro City, Davao City, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian City and some municipal towns in Mindanao. NGCP public relations manager in Northern Mindanao Beth Ladaga said they would issue a statement once the cause of the system disturbance is determined. Fault in transmission line A major fault along a transmission line maintained by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in Bukidnon province reportedly triggered the continuing massive power outage in parts of Mindanao. Mo s t of Mi n d an a o plunged into darkness 3:53 a.m. yesterday, and the NGCP, in its website, said that it is “still determining the cause and is working to restore the power transmission service to all power customers in Mindanao.” Santiago Tudio, general manager of the South Cotabato I Electric Cooperative (Socoteco I), said they were informed by the NGCP that the cause of the outage has initially been traced to the transmission lines connecting the National Power Corporation’s hydroelectric plants in Bukidnon to the Mindanao power grid. He said the NGCP advisory did not indicate any problem with the power plants but only with the transmission lines. “The line somewhere in Bukidnon reportedly collapsed. They (NGCP) could not yet confirm the exact spot of the fault as their workers are still trying to locate it as of this time,” he said in a radio interview. As of 10 a.m., the entire southern and central Mindanao as well as parts of the Davao region has remained without power due to the disturbance, although some areas like Cagayan de Oro City regained electricity past 9 a.m. Power was also restored in Iligan City shortly before 10 a.m., but was interrupted again for about two hours. The NGCP claimed that “as of 9:30 a.m. transmission service is restored” in Davao City, General Santos City, Zamboanga City, Pagadian City, Cagayan de Oro City and parts of Misamis Oriental. In General Santos, the South Cotabato II Electric Cooperative (Socoteco II) was able to partially restore power in some parts of the city following the streaming of power supplies from the Alcantara-controlled Southern Philippines Power

Corporation’s diesel-fired power plant in Alabel town in Sarangani. Socoteco II serves this city, the entire province of Sarangani and the municipalities of Tupi and Polomolok in South Cotabato. Tudio said Socoteco I is currently working on using its leased modular generator sets before noon to restore power in Koronadal City and the neighboring areas. He said they received a go-signal from the Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday morning to operate the 12-megawatt generator sets on a temporary basis pending the approval and issuance of its permit.

Solar... from page 1

are smaller than Neptune, which is almost four times the size of Earth, it said. Four of these new planets are less than 2.5 times the size of Earth and orbit in their sun’s habitable zone, where water can exist in liquid form, it said. “The Kepler team continues to amaze and excite us with their planet hunting results,” said John Grunsfeld, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, in a statement. NASA said the verification of the existence of a planet is “a laborious planetby-planet process” in the past but the team has a new powerful statistical technique that can be applied to many planets at once. The team used the technique called verification by multiplicity to analyze stars with more than one potential planet, all of which were detected in the first two years of Kepler’s observations, May 2009 to March 2011, and identified the 715 new planets. “Four years ago, Kepler began a string of announcements of first hundreds, then thousands, of planet candidates -- but they were only candidate worlds,” said Lissauer. “We’ve now developed a process to verify multiple planet candidates in bulk to deliver planets wholesale, and have used it to unveil a veritable bonanza of new worlds.” Launched in March 2009, Kepler is the first NASA mission to find potentially habitable Earth-size planets. Discoveries include more than 3,600 planet candidates, of which 961 have been verified as bonafide worlds. The findings papers will be published March 10 in The Astrophysical Journal. pna

Departs... from page 1

transact business with the provincial governor’s office. “I would relocate in the first floor of the provincial capitol building where the previous provincial accountant holds office,” Emano said in a statement. He said the province

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accounting office would occupy the vacated provincial governor’s office on the second floor of the provincial capitol building. The provincial governor’s office, where the first and succeeding provincial governors held office, was located in the right wing of the building’s second floor. Holding the provincial governor’s office on the first floor was a departure from the traditional governor’s office on the second floor of the provincial capitol’s office, a provincial capitol employee said. Emano was the 26th elected provincial governor since the first Misamis Oriental governor was elected in 1939. CD/PPO

Program... from page 2

590 boxes of Bi-Pix, which are used in the treatment of tuberculosis. City Health Officer Fe C. Bongcas told the city council that tuberculosis remains a health threat in the country and treatment is crucial to control the disease, which has devastating consequences for the local and the national health level, Acenas said. “The proper handling of smear positive cases remains a priority as emphasized in the program,” Acenas added. He said that the funds for the purpose would be charged against the item “Non-Office –Social Services: Reserve for Special Projects/Programs/Special Purpose Fund in the 2014 General Appropriations Ordinance (GAO), duly submitted by the chief executive. CRIS DIAZ, EXEC. EDITOR, MDN

Power... from page 1

In a consultation made by the Department of Energy with Mindanao business chambers held in Davao City last month, Roderico Bioco of the Bukidnon Chamber of Commerce said they are still “confused” of what the IMEM “really is.” Bioco also said that they “do not want a Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) in Mindanao” which he said made the price of electricity in Luzon to P67 per kilowatt hour. Bioco said there is “mechanism to temper the greed of traders” in WESM. WESM as defined in the Epira law intends to “provide the mechanism for identifying and setting the price of actualvariations from the quantities transacted under contracts between sellers and purchasers of electricity.” “It is high time now to put an end to this failed experiment and we return the power sector, this very basic public service, back to the effective control of the state,” said Zarate. The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines said that Mindanao experienced the loss of power February 27, 2014 at 3:54

AM and it is still “determining the cause” of the power loss. (davaotoday.com)

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Awards... from page 5

are: the Provincial Governors Office (PGO), the Provincial Health Office (PHO), Misamis Occidental PNP Provincial Office (MOCPPO), DepED Misamis Occidental Division and DepED Oroquieta City Division. For Hospitals, nominees are: Misamis Occidental provincial Hospital (MOPH), Calamba District Hospital (CDH), Mayor Hilarion A. Ramiro Sr. Regional Teaching and Training Hospital (MHARSRTTH), Tudela Municipal Hospital (TMH) and the Dona Maria D. Tan Hospital (DMDTMH). For Local Government Offices (LGU’S) are: Municipality of Sapang Dalaga, Don Victoriano, Aloran, Panaon, Lopez Jaena, Plaridel, Jimenez, Sinacaban, Tudela, Clarin and the cities of Tangub and Oroquieta. On her part, Lady Governor Ramiro wishes good luck and gratitude with these offices responsibility and efficient implementation of the Smoke Fee Ordinance 05-12 of Misamis Occidental.

Host... from page 6

on the natural history and bird photos by the city’s leading and amateur nature photographers, films and lectures, and fora on eco-tourism and birdlife management.” “An activity center featuring bird-themed folklore, crafts and games will be on top for the young and the young at heart, “ Tan added This year’s bird fest activity is anchored on the theme Pajaros: Bula sin Miedo, sin Lingasa”— Zamboanga’s Spanish-based Chavacano for “Birds: Fly without Fear, without Worries.” The activity aims to promote the bird watching hobby as a nature tourism activity and drum up support for conservation and restoration of coastal wetlands and the Pasonanca Natural Park, right in the heart of Zamboanga City. The bird festival is also part of this year’s Feb. 26 Dia de Zamboanga celebration, jointly-hosted by the City of Zamboanga, the Department of Tourism IX and the DENR IX. (FPG/JPA/PIA9)

Customs... from page 8

the Bureau of Customs from implementing any alerts, seizures, or hold orders, whether current or future, against rice shipments of Starcraft International Trading Corporation. On the other hand another Writ of Preliminary Injunction issued by Executive Judge Eutiquio Quitain of the Region IV, Branch 5 Regional Trial Court in Lemery, Batangas prevents the Bureau of Customs from implementing any alerts,

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Initiation

Special Gospel of the day: Matthew3:1317(February28, 2014-Friday) Matthew 3:13-17-Then come Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comes thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer [it to be so] now: for thus it becomes us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: This gospel emphasizes about the baptism of Jesus Christ for Him to start His ministry. This means that before doing something, there is an “initiation” to undergo. In our Christian life, sufferings are our initiation in order that we can start living a holy life and for us to become worthy in entering the kingdom of God. On the other hand, baptism is necessary for a person to be cleansed from the stain of original sin. In John 3:5- except a man be born of water and [of ] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Take note, the baptism of Jesus is very different for us, since we are “sinful” but Jesus is sinless. In Matthew 28:19-20-Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you. Therefore, children must be baptized: Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhDTony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #09284149490-09266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!! seizures, or hold orders in the future against rice shipments of Bold Bidder Marketing and General Merchandise.((Mindanao Examiner )

Wesm... from page 11

bought by consumers. This theory has been working in all electricity markets throughout the world. It will fail in the Philippine WESM only if there is collusion among the generating companies. 3: “Sadly, at the time the Philippines was so determined to deregulate its power sector in 2000 and 2001, deregulation was already failing in California. And we did not even pause to find out why and learn the pitfalls.” Deregulation of the wholesale electricity spot market in California failed because the electric power supply situation in California at that time was not appropriate for the introduction of a competitive market. (Following the same principle, the Interim Mindanao Electricity Market (IMEM) was bound to fail because conditions in the electric power industry are not appropriate for introducing a WESM in Mindanao.) But deregulation has succeeded in all the other states of the U.S. where

deregulation was carried out. The participants in the formulation of the WESM Rules studied the California power crisis, and determined that the final Rules would be all right, provided that the basic condition for the existence of a competitive electricity market would continue to prevail: power supply significantly exceeds demand, there are many sellers, and there are many buyers. The designers of the Philippine WESM have been proven correct. David Celeste Tan is wrong in his opinions about the WESM. (David A. Tauli is President of the Mindanao Coalition of Power Consumers. He is a former Sr. Vice President of the Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co. or CEPALCO)

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