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McDonald’s outlets in Russia face closure MOSCOW––Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia (LDPR) Vladimir Zhirinovsky has proposed to close all McDonald’s restaurants in Russia. “We will close them (McDonald’s restaurants) all over the country, and then we’ll deal with Pepsi,” Zhirinovsky told journalists before a plenary session in the State Duma. Earlier, McDonald’s announced that it had suspended work in Crimea. “Due to operational reasons beyond our control, McDonald’s has taken the decision to temporarily close


Government troops join peace assembly in C. de Oro u 2 CARAGA

22 city, provincial firms cited for labor laws compliance u 4

To prevent summer brownouts, energy department to make power consumers subsidize the rich By MARYA SALAMAT of

BAYAN Muna Reps. Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate on April 4 slammed the Department of Energy’s (DOE) “Interruptible Load Program (ILP),” saying that electricity consumers are be-

ing made to subsidize mall owners through this because of the Energy Department’s lack of foresight. “With the ILP, the Energy Department is asking consumers to pay for electricity they do not use. They want us poor consumers to subsidize billionaire mall owners

when most of us can hardly make ends meet,” said Rep. Colmenares. Under the ILP, shopping malls and factories are set to use their diesel generators this summer so that they would not have to draw power from the grid. See rich, page 11



Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassment u 9

Medical, dental mission set Apr. 9 By IRENE ROA ANIBONG and DODO CANOY Contributors

WORKING CONGRESSWOMAN. Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette Uy explains the new rules of government programs to barangay officials of Poblacion in Claveria town who recently paid a courtesy visit to her district office in Cagayan de Oro City. Punong Barangay Moises Macabasa and his fellow barangay officials visited Rep. Uy to get updates on various social and infrastructure programs. Photo supplied

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental––Local residents, including the nearby barangays in the towns of Jasaan and Claveria, will soon benefit from the scheduled April 9 medical and dental mission. Mayor Julio Uy and his wife, Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliete Uy, will spearhead the free healthcare and livelihood projects which will be conducted in sitio Lourdes in Barangay Imilda in Villanueva town. Aside from sitio Lourdes, local residents from the neigboring Barangay Corrales in Jasaan town and Barangay Patrocenio in Clave- HARASSED. Some 1,500 Ata Manobos left their villages last April 1 in the hinterria town can also avail of the lands of Talaingod, Davao del Norte after what they said were harassments brought medical and dental by military troops occupying their communities for weeks. See DENTAL, page 11


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Refugees in Zambo to be transferred See CLOSURE, page 11

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AMBOANGA City–– The impending transfer of internally displaced persons (IDPs) about 846 families from Cawa-Cawa shorelines to the elementary schools in Mampang and Arena Blanco will push through early next week notwithstanding resistance from certain sectors. See FULL STORY, page 8

Digong not happy over NPA taxation system By Lovely A. Carillo of the PNA

DAVAO City––Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte expressed his disgust over the revolutionary taxation system being imposed by the New People’s Army (NPA) on Dabawenyos especially those in the boondocks. “I u nd e rst and t hat collecting taxes from the citizens is your way of supporting a revolutionary cause,” Duterte said even as he admitted that he was one of those who received the NPA’s solicitation form last Christmas. The form Photo by Ace R. Morandante of indicated that he was be-

ing assessed for a certain amount by the revolutionary movement. Duterte chided the NPA and said he has no qualms paying the revolutionary taxes for as long as they will give him a receipt and the collector should collect it directly from his house since he also wants to collect something from them. Despite his obvious dismay over the NPAs taxation scheme, Duterte said he wants the government and the National See SYSTEM, page 11

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Troops join peace assembly in Oro C

By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

AGAYAN de Oro City––Soldiers of the 403rd Infantry Brigade under the Philippine Army’s 4th Infantry Division joined the first Bayanihan Peace Caravan and Assembly held on Friday afternoon at the Kiosko Kagawasan in Cagayan de Oro City. The troopers were led by 4th Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya and 403rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Francisco L. Pabayo. Government officials, peace-loving people and workers of the Bayanihan Alert for Peace and Development (BAPD) participated in the event which started with a peace caravan from different barangays in the city. Leading the government sector was Department of Interior and Local Government director Jane J. Docallos. Some 700 people including representatives from the youth, fisherfolks, women, businessmen, indigenous

groups, religious groups and the police were also in attendance. A candle was lighted as a “sign of unity, prayer for peace, symbol of strength in times of trouble, and deep gratitude for the blessings of life.” Maj. Gen. Visaya lauded the support of the participating groups as a “manifestation of sincere commitment in achieving peace, security and development” in Mindanao. For his part, Col. Pabayo said the 403rd IB will “continue to take its part in the pursuit of lasting peace and sustainable development.” The program ended with a group singing of the “Bayanihan Song”.

PEACE ASSEMBLY. FOURTH Infantry Division Commander Maj. Gen. Ricardo R. Visaya, Department of Inte-

rior and Local Government director Jane J. Docallos, 403rd Infantry Brigade Commander Col. Francisco L. Pabayo, and representatives from various sectors including foreigners and Muslims lead the Peace Assembly gathering on Friday at the Kiosko Kagawasan in Cagayan de Oro City. Photo by Gerry Lee Gorit of Mindanao Daily News

Plan to divide southwest school district pushed CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The City Council has endorsed the creation of another school district in the southwest area that mostly covers the city’s hinterland villages, City Councilor Adrian Barba said on Wednesday. Barba, chair of the City Council’s Committee on Education, said that the re-

quest of the Schools Division Supt. For the creation of another district of the division’s southwest area was necessary in order to deliver an efficient service to the areas concerned. In their request, the teachers explained the urgency of dividing the southwest district into Southwest 1 and Southwest

II districts since only one supervisor manages the entire district covering 24 elementary schools and 10 secondary schools. Barba said that, at present, the district office is lo cated at the Lumbia Central School, about 20 kilometers southwest of the city, making it harder for teachers in the hin-

terland villages to visit the office. In a meeting with the School Division personnel, the teachers complained of the difficulty to the district supervisor to effectively monitor the 214 teachers and other teaching staff because of the distance, Barba added. He said that the cre-

ation of two districts will improve the delivery of the basic education to the hinterland public elementary schools and make the district office accessible to all stakeholders. The teachers contended that with two school districts, the overall performance of the public schools will certainly improve, Barba said. The proposed Southwest I district with its office at Barangay Lumbia will cover Lumbia Central School, Kiam-is

Elem. School, Baluarte ES, Pagalungan ES, Batinay ES, Tagpangi ES, Taglimao ES, Tuburan ES, Pigsagan ES and Tumpagon ES. The proposed Southwest II district will cover Mambuaya ES, Mangalay ES, Bayanga ES, Midkiwan ES, Dansolihon ES, Iba ES, B along kot ES, Lower Tignapoloan ES, Upper Tignapoloan ES, Man-ai ES, Dunggoan ES, Magayad ES, Cadayunan ESl and B esigan Elem. School. CRIS DIAZ, Exec. Ed. MDN

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RED LIGHT DISTRICT. Capistrano Street is fast becoming the red light district in Cagayan de Oro City. Police and local officials crack down on girlie bars and drinking joints and found many entertainers with the required health permits. This dancer, however, presented a health permit when questioned by the police. No arrests were made but the establishments were warned to secure the documents. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

TLE Subject in the K-12 Curriculum By LILIA BAYA DIAZ Lala National High School Maranding Lala, Lanao del Norte

While K-12 was designed to raise the standard of Filipino education and promote global appeal for Filipino workers, Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) as conceptualized by DepEd will not lead to intense and productive collaboration between schools and emerging local industries in the country because the framework leans in favor of the objective of supplying the manpower needs of other countries and big foreign corporations. TLE is the central component of K-12. It’s a mandatory TESDA program for all students in the country. Other reforms like mother tongue-based education and new teaching strategies can be adopted even without restructuring the whole education set-up. There are more than 20 TLE electives based on the training regulations of TESDA: 1. Aquaculture; 2. Agricultural Crop Production; 3. Animal Crop Production; 4. Automative Servicing; 5. Bread and Pastry Production; 6. Caregiving

7. Carpentry; 8. Commercial Cooking; 9. Electrical Installation and Maintenance 10. Consumer Electronics Servicing; 11. Fish processing; 12. Horticulture; 13. Household services; 14. Masonry; 15. Mechanical drafting; 16. Nail care; 17. Computer Hardware Servicing; 18. RAC Servicing; 19. Shielded Metal Arc Welding 20. Tailoring/Dressmaking; 21. Tiles Setting. In Grade 9, the student chooses one TESDA course to specialize and the learner is given a Certificate of Competency. In Grade 10, the student pursues the TLE specialization course and after the end of the school year he would be given a National Certificate (NC) Level I or Level II. According to DepEd, the new curriculum is “geared towards the development of a holistically developed Filipino with 21st century skills.” One of the outcome goals of the program is to improve Philippine education standards “to be at par with international standards.” K-12 is supposed to enhance the global competitiveness of

the youth by introducing worldclass teaching methods, ICT literacy, and 21st century skills in schools. DepEd uses progressive spiral curriculum which would facilitate the holistic development of individuals. After hurdling all these innovative learning challenges from Kindergarten to Grade 10, and after taking and passing several standardized examinations and assessment tools, the student is expected to be livelihoodinclined, and to value more the blue-collar works. K-12 requires the teaching of TESDA subjects to all students in the high school level. A global learner is an individual who has middle level skills while possessing the right attitude and behavior in the workplace. In short, K-12 seeks to transform all schools into producers of semi-skilled workers who are ready for work in other countries. Under TLE, children will learn about the professional code of conduct or ethics of a household worker. They will be taught how to ‘maintain a professional image’ as household workers.



Pursuant to Monetary Board Resolution No. 407 dated March 6, 2014 ordering the closure of Rural Bank of Montevista (Davao del Norte), Inc. (RB Montevista), the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) through its authorized representatives will conduct the on-site servicing of claims for insured deposits on the said closed bank starting March 26, 2014.


Depositors (i) with validated deposit balances of P50,000.00 and below, (ii) with complete mailing address found in the bank records or updated through the Mailing Address Update Form (MAUF), and (iii) without any outstanding obligation with the bank do not need to file a claim. Postal Money Orders (PMO) have been sent to said depositors at their respective mailing addresses found in the bank records or updated through the MAUF.


Depositors with validated deposit balances of more than P50,000.00, and those with (i) outstanding obligations with the bank, and/or (ii) have incomplete mailing addresses, regardless of type of account and account balance, need to file a claim for deposit insurance at the following premises of RB Montevista from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday:


Starting April 7, 2014, all depositors of RB Montevista who were not able to file their claims or have not received the PMO may submit their claims personally or through mail at PDIC, 4th Floor, SSS Bldg., Ayala Avenue corner V. A. Rufino Street, Makati City, Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Depositors are advised to present the following minimum requirements to the PDIC representatives when filing their claims: a. DULY ACCOMPLISHED CLAIM FORM

The Atrium Center, Limketkai Mall February 14, 2014-2:00 P.M. (by Luisa V. Galdo )

An overview of this event before it started was fantastic seeing the decorations beautifully mounted on the stage wall, chairs properly arranged, students quietly seated, teacher-participants and candidates colorfully dressed up and made up and video clippings presented. When the program was about to begin, a deafening countdown from the audience had been heard and the much awaited program started with the entrance of the colors parading the aisle going upstage. This was followed by the Special Program in the Arts (SPA) Vocals rendering the invocation and the Philippine National Anthem. A message and words of inspiration had been delivered by the school principal and vice-governor of Misamis Oriental. The audience again expressed their thundering cheers and applause as Mr. and Ms. MOGCHS 2014 candidates ramped and fashioned with grace on stage in their futuristic attire as their first exposure. MTV showdown

begun after the candidates went their way off stage to prepare for the series of exposures like wearing of school uniform, casual and formal wear. The parts of the program went alternately in a back to back performance with MTV teachers who did not allow themselves to be left behind as they lip-synched, danced and swayed their bodies simulating the different contemporary artists after each exposure. The next thing that happened was the preliminary intelligence portion. These were all hurdled by the candidates with flying colors! Mabuhay! After a while, the proclamation of the minor awards & the top four Mr. and Ms. MOGCHS 2014 were disclosed and the final intelligence portion were shown through pictures on a video presentation where each of the top four candidates had to express his/her opinion about the pictures assigned to each of them. Their opinions revealed how intelligent they were! The proclamation and awarding of MTV Showdown

were announced. After that, Mr. and Ms. MOGCHS 2013 did their farewell walk as they waved to the audience. That was a sad but a happy moment as reigns came to an end to pave the way to new beginnings. So the proclamation and awarding of Mr. and Ms. MOGCHS 2014 had been revealed. To the winners, congratulations! To all the candidates and the teacher-participants, thank you and more power! The program ended with hugs and kisses for the winning candidates, picture-taking and a warm “Happy Valentine’s Day” greeting from the masters of ceremonies. The program was another grand achievement of the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (spearheaded by the MAPEH department) that we will treasure through times. We look forward to having another activity of this kind that will again put our school to maps. To all those who, in one way or another made this affair a successful one, thank you very much!

n Signature of depositor on the Claim Form should be similar to the signature in the valid ID to be submitted. n For depositors below eighteen years old, parent should sign on the Claim Form. n For By or ITF accounts, the agent as disclosed in the bank records may sign on the Claim Form. n For joint accounts: “OR, AND/OR, AND”, each depositor in the joint account should accomplish separate claim forms.

b. ORIGINAL COPY of evidence of deposits such as: Savings Passbook, Certificate of Time Deposit, or Bank Statement and Unused Check/s. c. ORIGINAL COPY OF TWO (2) VALID PHOTO-BEARING IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENTs (IDs) with signature of depositor (e.g. Driver’s License, SSS/GSIS ID, Senior Citizen’s ID, Passport, PRC ID, OWWA/OFW ID, Seaman’s ID, Alien Certificate of Registration ID, Voter’s ID). d. For depositors below eighteen (18) years old, photocopy of Birth Certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) or duly certified copy from the Local Civil Registrar. e. Original copy of a notarized/authenticated Special Power of Attorney (SPA) of depositor or parent of a minor depositor, if claimant is not the signatory in the bank records. PDIC will not accept claims which are incomplete/lacking in requirements. Other documents may be required by PDIC in the course of processing of claims. 6. There are no fees or charges for the processing or payment of all deposit insurance claims. PDIC Claim Form, pro-forma affidavits and documents are given free of charge. The Claim Form, and SPA may be downloaded from the PDIC website at 7.

The public is advised to transact only with authorized PDIC representatives.

8. In accordance with the provisions of R.A. 3591, as amended, the last day for filing claims (prescriptive date) for insured deposits in the closed Rural Bank of Montevista (Davao del Norte), Inc. is on March 7, 2016. After March 7, 2016, PDIC, as insurer, shall no longer accept any claim for insured deposits maintained with the said closed bank.


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Firms awarded for compying labor laws BUTUAN City––The Department of Labor and Employment Caraga Regional Office awarded in simple rites 22 business establishments in this city and Agusan del Norte province for their compliance to labor laws during a press forum, Friday. D OLE XIII reg iona l director Atty. Johnson G.

Canete in a statement for the occasion said that the recipients were the showcase of the launching of the new labor law compliance system introduced by Labor Secretary Hon. Rosalinda D. Baldoz. In February, Canete said DOLE XIII conducted a joint assessment.

In the joint assessment, according to Canete, the labor law compliance officer together with a representative from the management, representative from the workers and the DOLE. The team discuss together and check on their findings they had made on a certain business establishment

whether compliance or violation to the labor laws. If the establishment be found to be completely compliant, they will immediately be issued a certificate of compliance (COC). According to the DOLE regional director, there are two sets of COCs; the certificate of compliance to the general labor standards and the certificate of compliance of occupational safety and health. Canete said that out of the 35 establishments visited, 22 or 63 percent, were found to be compliant and were made recipients of this morning’s awards. Among the privileges of the recipient establishments, there will be no visitation by

a labor compliance officer at their establishment for a period of two year, unless there will be a complain of labor law violation which may merit a revisit, and if found to have really committed a violation after a due process afforded to them, their COCs will be revoked. Two companies were also made recipients of the “Labor Secretary Award,” for being “Child Labor-free” establishments. Canete explained that four establishments were nominated, but only two have qualified for today’s award while the other two were still processed. The certificate were signed by the labor secretary herself. Being recipient of such award, may even lead to higher award,

the presidential award. According to Canete that to reach the presidential award, a recipient must receive at least four awards. The awardee establishments included the: UHland Lending Corporation, Yves Construction, Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center, Lutong Bahay Ni Aling Cora, VISA Security Agency, Agusan del Norte Electric Cooperative (ANECO, Butuan City and Nasipit), Butuan Doctors College, Mizpah Manpower Services, Sherlock Manpower and General Services, AMA Computer Learning Center, Shell (Ampayon), Three Ace Petron Station, Philippine Pizza, Inc., St. Vincent Petron Service Station, Bachelor Express, Inc., VisMin Manpower Agency, Villa Era Maintenance and General Services, Sagitarius Security Agency, Mitsubishi and Rosarios Seafoods Restaurant and Grills. The recipients of the “Secretary’s Award” for being Child Labor-free establishment were Petron Corp., Nasipt Depot and JAKKA Equities Corp., Magallanes, Agusan del Norte. A report from Noel B. Najarro of PNA

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DOLE-X supports Regional Nutrition Council’s MELLPI By Glenford C. Labial, LEO III

CAGAYAN de Oro City - The Department of Labor and Employment-X together with the Department of Health-X (DOHX) as the lead agency and other national office council members converged for a meeting in the implementation of the Monitoring and Evaluation of the Local Level Plan Implementation (MELLPI) on March 20, 2014 at the Conference Hall, DOH-X, Carmen, this city. This develops after said lead agency called the active participation of the Regional Nutrition Council-X (RNC-X) members to identify ongoing nutrition efforts and actions addressing prevailing nutrition problems among children and pregnant mothers conducted by the Regional Nutrition Evaluation Team (RNET). RNET aims to encourage prioritization of nutrition by Local Government Units and advocate local implementation of Barangay Nutrition Scholars. MELLPI is a system for monitoring and evaluating the local level plan implementation of the nutrition programs which

was established by the National Nutrition Council in 1979. It assesses the efficiency of the local level plan implementation by determining the outreach of activities indicated in the local nutrition action plan. The activity included the review of the summary of agreements and action taken during the previous meeting; updates on nutrition initiatives and calendar of activities and the creation of evaluation teams. Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator, Marissa D. Navales discloses that no less than 30 areas of Northern Mindanao region are identified within this year. This includes the key municipalities in the provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental East and West. Northern Mindanao MELLPI is spearheaded by the RNC-X together with the focal persons from its member agencies coming from the DA, DepEd, DILG, DOLE, DSWD, PIA, PopCom, NSO and TESDA. (DOLE-10)

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TUV Rheinland Phils inked MOU with MSRS training

MSRS President & CEO Dr. Mario B. Sumalinog, and TÜVR Chief Operating Officer Mr. Tristan Arwen G. Loveres during the MOU signing and witnessed by Ms. Raquel Abutin, TÜVR’s Business Field Manager.

TÜV Rheinland Philippines (TÜVR) - an established pioneering Certification, Inspection & Testing Body in the Philippines since 1991, represented by their Chief Operating Officer Mr. Tristan Arwen G. Loveres, and MSRS Safety, Health and Environmental Safety Training Services (MSRS) - the first and the only Mindanao-based safety, health & environment training provider represented by their President & CEO Dr. Mario B. Sumalinog, signed an MaOU to set forth their mutual intentions concerning their collaboration in offering public and in-house seminars i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, etc. in Makati, Philippines last March 17, 2014.

TÜVR shall offer its best training service for the courses to be organized in collaboration with MSRS, while MSRS shall promote/ market the seminars, both public and in-house, in Mindanao. According to Dr. Mario B. Sumalinog, “advanced trainings are the most costeffective ways to increase productivity and improve our operation’s bottom line. However, we should make sure that the people in charged of training our personnel are themselves

zation in the country to have received this prestigious award for excellence in broadcast journalism. The 73rd Annual Peabody Awards ceremony will be held on May 19 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. DISCLAIMER: This Me ss age may c ont ai n confidential information intended only for the use of the addressee named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this message you are hereby notified that any use, dissemination, distribution or reproduction of this message is prohibited. If you received this message in error please notify your Mail Administrator and delete this message immediately. Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender and may not necessarily

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internationally certified and well trained”. “If you are from Mindanao, there is no need for you to travel to Manila and incur very costly advanced trainings due to additional expenses i.e. airfares, hotels, local transport, etc, because the Trainers will go to our place. We are bringing in quality trainings and Internationally recognized certification you need here in Mindanao, specifically in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines” Dr.Sumalinog added.

GMA news wins a Peabody for its Yolanda coverage GMA News’ special coverage on the assault and aftermath of super typhoon Yolanda earned for the network – and the country – its fourth George Foster Peabody Award. GMA news teams were reporting from all over the Visayas region on the 8th of November 2013, when the super typhoon, and the powerful storm surge that followed, took the lives of thousands in just a few minutes. In the aftermath, families were in search of the missing and surrounded by the dead. There was no food or water and no communication with the outside world. News teams were documenting the victims of the disaster even as they faced the same conditions. “Facing logistical challenges and sharing in the national shock in the face of what may have been the

most powerful typhoon in histor y, GMA news teams provided desperately needed spot news coverage and information, gaining strength and perspective as they worked, and followed up with solid reporting on the aftermath, heroic acts and relief efforts,” cited the Peabody Awards Board. GMA News won the Peabody for its overall Typhoon Yolanda coverage which was composed of entries from the newscasts 24 Oras, 24 Oras Weekend, Saksi, State of the Nation and the public affairs magazine show Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho. It is a precious win that the network shares with the Yolanda survivors who continue to struggle to rebuild their communities. The George Foster Peabody Awards, the broadcast and electronic media equivalent of the Pulitzer

Prize, aims to recognize the stories that matter. Winning requires a unanimous vote from the 16 member board. Besides GMA News, this year’s list of winners include the series Breaking Bad, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, three HBO documentaries, twelve programs by the broadcaster PBS and a personal award for journalist Tom Brokaw. GMA Network was first recognized by the Peabody Awards in 1999 for the IWitness documentaries “Kidneys for Sale” and “Kamao” by Jessica Soho and Jay Taruc’s child labor story on “Brigada Siete.” Kara David’s I-Witness episode “Ambulansya de Paa” was awarded in 2010 followed by Reel Time’s “Salat” in 2013. GMA is the only news and public affairs organi-

Special Recruitment Activity for Iligan City

Iligan City - Seventeen (17) Special Recruitment Activities facilitated by the Philippine Employment Service Office(PESO) before April ends to increase opportunities for employment among Iliganons. The Landbase Human Resources Co. conducted the SRA yesterday, April 3, 2014 for skilled workers for the Middle East Countries and applicants employment opportunities

for Engineers ( Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical/Instrumentations) foreman, Supervisors, QA/QC Inspectors, QA and QC Engineers, Safety Officers, Millwright/ Mechanical Tech., Welders, Fitters, Fabricators, Riggers Scaffolders, Mason, Carpenters, Plumbers, Machinist, Machinist, Mechanic (Light and Heavy Equipment), Electricians, Technicians and Operators. As of 9:30 am about 50 jobseekers

flock to the grounds of the Integrated Bus & Jeepney Terminal, Tambo,Iligan City to process their applications. An on spot interview took place after the applicant had accomplished their application. Ms. Ann Aguilar, Manager of PESO said, the first SRA had already been conducted on April 1&2 and ten (10) more will be done in the following days. (Iligan Web)

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NO to ILP, used Malampaya funds instead According to a lawmaker, the Department of Energy (DOE) is inept for cuddling a program that would burden consumers through power rate hikes. The DOE program called as the Interruptible Load Program (ILP) would entail shopping malls and factories to use their diesel generators so that they would not have to draw power from the grid but their generator usage would be collected from electric consumers. This is another one of the band aid solutions of the DOE that would again be passed on to consumers. This is very myopic and quite expensive because diesel is not cheap. Can’t they think of ways of preventing brown outs without resorting to power rate hikes or added burden to consumers? This could have been solved earlier in this administration if only it has a comprehensive energy plan for the

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country and has constructed more power plants from the start. The Aquino administration should have used the P137 billion Malampaya funds to build more power plants particularly the renewable energy types instead of using it to buy American junk ships. Today, Mindanao is suffering form 4 to 5 hour daily brown outs and this has been happening for 4 straight years already. Stake holders already held a Mindanao Power Summit in April 2012, but its recommendations have not been done by the Aquino administration. The Aquino administration should adopt the following measures based on the said recommendations according to Rep. Neri Colmenares:

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- Accelerate the rehabilitation of all the Agus hydro plants not producing their designed capacity (Agus 1, 2, 4, 6), accelerate the implementation of the Balo-i flood control project and rehabilitation of the Pulangui plant to produce at least 254 megawatts of cheap, renewable energy; - Accelerate the construction of renewable energy power plants instead of coal plants and; - Compel PSALM-NPC to deploy its power barges to Mindanao to take up the power shortfall while additional capacity is being created from renewable energy sources. Create the Mindanao Power Corporation to manage and upgrade the existing government power plants in Mindanao. Given Mindanao’s massive potential for renewable energy; it would be cheaper to develop these than rely on environmentally-hazardous coal power plants.

With various sports offered every summer, it is difficult for parents to choose which one is the best for their children. It is important to consider their personalities and interests before deciding which among those is suited for them. I once had this dilemma a few years back. How did I consider mine? For the record, it was not their interest nor their personality. Rather, it was for their safety which made me and my husband decide to let our boys engage in Taekwondo. Bullying, as we all know, is rampant nowadays and it has been consistently reported to happen in school. Parents may be on guard but not at all times. It is wise, therefore, to consider a sport which our kids may learn how to defend themselves. Taekwondo is characterized by the extensive use of high standing and jumping kicks as well as punches. Not only does it upsurge physical fighting skills by teaching defensive techniques which require mastery and mental concentration, it also builds up confidence on the individual as a positive momentum

is actualized. Its focus is not just exercise to increase one’s endurance but also to impart discipline on the individual. Because of this, Taekwondo has gained worldwide recognition and along with Judo, it is recognized and played in the Olympic games. The sport was first introduced in Cagayan de Oro in April of 1988 by Master Yang Jo Jeun, who established the Cagayan de Oro Taekwondo Main Gym. Since then, students of the sport have shown impressive skills. In fact, an alumnus of CDO Main Gym in the name of Ernesto Juan Mendoza III triumphed in the 2007 SEA Games held in Thailand and was a recipient of a Bronze medal. Student-athletes of CDO TKD Main Gym continue to shine by excelling in the Palarong Pambansa. In 2013, Kenneth Mark Porras and William

FEATURE Angelo Abucay both bagged Gold medals and Lonale Jorie Sumatra won a Bronze medal. All such distinction would be too elusive to attain without the valued expertise and constant encouragement of their instructors: Engr. Vincent Cecil Orcales, JB Toledo, Jason Pabericio and Bennie Toledo. The consistent teachings of discipline, which in a way, molded these athletes into becoming disciplined individuals not just in school and at home but also in places where they abidingly deal with people, I must say, I take a great deal of pride and as a parent, I am truly proud of the impact it made on my boys’ lives.

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Tests for Heart Disease Think a minute… Imagine that people around you were dying from a terrible disease only because they were not tested and treated with medicine early enough. Wouldn’t you want to be tested right away so you could get help before it was too late? Yet there is a serious disease that is worse than cancer or AIDS. And you can know today whether or not you have this deadly disease. Just take this quick test that could save your life. Number one: Is there someone with whom you’re very angry? A person who deeply hurt and wronged you? It could be someone in your family. A friend. Someone you work with. Maybe it happened a long time ago, but you’re still

Think A Minute Jhan Tiafau Hurst angry and bitter toward them. Number two: Do you blame someone else for your problems? Your parents? Your husband or wife? You think it is other people’s fault why you’re not happy and successful. Maybe you even blame God for not helping you like you think He should. Number three: Do you find yourself getting angry at someone today because

that person reminds you of someone else who wronged and hurt you in the past? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you’re suffering from the deadly disease of unforgiveness. Your only cure is to forgive that person who wronged and hurt you. You need to do it today—before this disease turns into hate and bitterness that destroys you inside. Doctors tell us that anger and unforgive-

ness can cause high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, headaches, arthritis, and many other diseases. Unforgiveness will also destroy your marriage, family, and all of your other relationships. But worst of all, if you will not forgive that other person, then God cannot forgive you. Jesus Christ warns us that if our heart is closed to give love and forgiveness to others, then it is also closed and cannot receive God’s gift of forgiveness. So for your own sake, won’t you ask Jesus to forgive and heal your heart today? Then, you can finally be free to forgive others and enjoy the healthy, happy new life Jesus wants to give you. Just Think a Minute…

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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…Whoever says, `I know him,’ but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person… and all liars… will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death...” (1 John 2:4 and Revelation 21:8, the Holy Bible). -oooDELFIN LEE’S CONTRIBUTION: LIBELOUS: It was a good question really: whether detained businessman Delfin Lee gave a hefty campaign contribution to then presidential candidate Benigno Aquino III? But it was malicious and libelous, considering the admitted lack of proof of the man who asked it. From all indications, the man who posed the question was just a “KSP”---in other words, lacking in attention, craving for recognition---and need not be taken seriously. -oooPA C Q U I A O M AY LOSE BY DEFAULT: If, as boxing coach Freddie Roach warned, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao gets sick before his April 13, 2014 fight due to sheer exhaustion and fatigue on account of his non-stop entertainment of his fans and friends visiting him in his Las Vegas, USA training camp, will his fight against Timothy Bradley be postponed, or will Pacquaio be simply declared to have lost by default? -oooWHY WERE JINGGOY & BONG OUT OF THE COUNTRY? Was it merely by accident that both Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla were out of the country when the Ombudsman announced that plunder charges were being filed with the Sandiganbayan against them and several others, including Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile and Janet Lim Napoles, in connection with the P10 billion pork

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio barrel scam? -oooBETTING GOING ON: WILL JINGGOY & BONG RETURN? Some wise guys are now going around asking people to bet on whether or not Jinggoy and Bong will still return to the Philippines, now that they are sure to be arrested and detained without bail, while they are being tried by the Sandiganbayan for the plunder case against them. The odds now favor the bet against the return of the two. How about you, our readers here, what is your bet? -oooVHONG’S “IMPOSSIBLE CRIME”? If Vhong Navarro’s sex organ is truly “very, very, very tiny and appears uncircumcised”, as a lesbian who is now the third complainant against Vhong for rape is saying in a formal complaint against the actor, is it even possible that oral sex can really be performed on him? I doubt it, and my answer is based on my dictionary’s definition of “oral sex”. I mean, if we are to go by the definition of “oral sex” found in my laptop’s dictionary, this means a “sexual activity in which the genitals of one partner are stimulated by the mouth of the other.” Now, if it is true that Vhong’s organ is “very, very, very tiny”, it would be as if it is non-existent, so that the definition of oral sex as pleasuring more than one genital is not really satisfied. Maybe, what happened here could be classified as “an impossible crime”, Vhong? -oooETERNAL FIRE FOR

PLUNDERERS IN PORK SCAM: I am wondering: if only the P10 billion pork barrel allocations that our congressmen and senators got in the past were devoted to projects that were aimed to help our poor and suffering countrymen, like providing free hospital equipment and medicine for chemotherapy, would Angeles City’s six-year old cancer patient, Ashley Ann Nepomuceno, still be sick and facing death today? Not anymore, I am sure. But then, Ashley is dying of cancer, largely because there is no hospital equipment and medicine she could avail of for free, so she can be treated. I am

convinced that the erring lawmakers involved in the P10 billion pork scam will have to be held accountable for this somehow, if not today, then at some other time appointed by God for judgment. For it is written, in Ecclesiastes 12:14 of the Bible: “For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.” And for those who did evil, like plundering billions of government money intended for the poor, the sick and the oppressed, Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, promised each plunderer an eternal life in hell, as is written in Matthew 13:49-50. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email:, batasmauricio@ and

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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 Charito Paullo Sagaral has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of Charito Paullo Sagaral at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Petronilo Varquez Sagaral and Josefina Gumapo Paullo. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that April 15, 2014. (SGD.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar

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AMBOANGA City - The impending transfer of internally displaced persons (IDPs) about 846 families from Cawa-Cawa shorelines to the elementary schools in Mampang and Arena Blanco will push through early next week notwithstanding resistance from certain sectors. This, after the city government was able to secure permission from Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro to use the Mampang Elementary School and Arena Blanco Elementary School as temporary shelters for IDPs presently occupying the Cawa-Cawa shorelines

or the R.T. Lim Boulevard. Assistant City Administrator Dr. Elmeir Apolinario said the actual transfer will take place either on Monday or Tuesday depending on the outcome of another dialogue on Saturday with the “oppositors” mostly teachers and barangay of-

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Cawa-Cawa Shoreline. (Photo source: www.

ficials in Mampang. He said the issues and concerns raised by the “oppositors” are being addressed and “we will relay to them during the dialogue on Saturday the actions we

have taken or to be taken” to assuage their fears of security, livelihood and other social services. Apolinario clarified that the use of the schools by the IDPs is only temporary in

NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the estate of ABELARDO BALASABAS, who died intestate on March 14, 2008 at Butuan City, consisting of a parcel of land (Lot 329-G-35, Block 6, Psd-13-006119, being a portion of Lot 329-G, BSD-6295) situated in the Barrio of San Vicente, Butuan City covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-19313 containing an area of 170 square meters, more or less, is the subject of an EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE LATE ABELARDO BALASABAS WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE made and executed by deceased Abelardo Balasabas’ legitimate heirs namely, Evelyn Balasabas Abing and Coronel Babanto Balasabas as heirs/ vendors, and vendee Victor Paden Hugo, married to Emalyn Balasabas Hugo, per Doc. No. 428; Page No. 43; Book No. CXXXV; Series of 2014 of the Notarial Registry of Atty. Richard L. Lamigo, Notary Public for and in the City of Butuan, until December 31, 2015 with PTR No. 0714659/0102-2014. MDN: Mar. 31, Apr. 7 & 14, 2014

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Sayyafs free kidnapped school principal in Southern Philippines

Dr. Gracia Gacrama, the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) resident physician conducts a weekly check-up for the internally-displaced persons (IDPs) at the East Central School. (dis/PIA9-ZBST) Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 10th Judicial Region Branch 28 Mambajao, Camiguin OFFICE OF THE SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Extra-Judicial Foreclosure No. 02-2014 Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for Sale under act 3135 as amended, filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Otherwise known as Pag-ibig Fund), with branch office at J.R. Borja St. Cagayan de Oro City, against ALLAN G. NAPISA married to SARAH JANE B. NAPISA, with residence and postal address at Block 1, Lot 2, NHA PHASE 2, Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of January 15, 2014 amounts to SEVEN HUNDRED ELEVEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FORTY FOUR PESOS AND 03/100 (Php 711,444.03) Philippine Currency inclusive of interest and penalty charges and expenses of foreclosure the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on APRIL 11, 2014 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter at the main entrance of the Camiguin HALL OF JUSTICE, Mambajao, Camiguin to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following properties to with: TCT NO. T-1377 “A parcel of land (Lot 14226, Case I, Cad. 473) situated in the sitio of Lumad, Barangay of Poblacion, Mun. of Mambajao, Province of Camiguin, Island of Camiguin, bounded on the S., along line 1-2 by 129-B; on the West and North along lines 2-3-4, by lot 129-C, and on the E., along lines 4-5-1, by lot 130 all of Cad. 473, Mambajao, Camiguin, Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan, containing an area of Five Hundred Nine (509) square meters.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated date, time and place. In the event that the public auction should not take place on the said date for whatever reason, the same will proceed on the following working day without further notice, posting and publication. Prospective buyers may investigate for themselves the titles herein above described and encumbrances thereon, if any there be.

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nature, pending the construction of bunkhouses at the proposed transitory sites in Mampang and Arena Blanco. He said the transitory site in Mampang, a 17-hect-

are abandoned salt bed, could accommodate about 30 bunkhouses at 12 rooms each, which translate to 360 rooms for 1 family each, or 360 families. The rest will be moved to Arena Blanco. Apolinario said social preparations will have to be undertaken prior to the transfer of the IDPs, which means security, livelihood, utilities like water and power connections, latrines/health and sanitation and camp management will be put in place. In the meantime, the inter-agency task force yesterday warned non-IDPs at Cawa-Cawa shorelines to

ZAMBOANGA CITY – Abu Sayyaf rebels have freed a kidnapped s cho ol pr incip a l on Thursday afternoon in the restive province of Basilan in the Muslim autonomous region in Mindanao. The 60-year old B e n it a L at on i o w a s released safely in Sumisip town where she had been kidnapped at g u np oi nt by f ive masked men on March 31. Details of her release were unclear, but kidnappers had earlier demanded huge ransom in exchange for her freedom. The reb els seized Latonio after stopping a passenger jeep at Sitio Mompol in the village of Libug in Sumisip tow n . T he j e e p w as travelling for Isabela City with other passengers when gunmen flagged down the vehicle and grabbed Latonio, who teaches as the Manggal Elementar y

School. No i n d iv i du a l or group claimed responsibility for the kidnapping, but intelligence reports pointed to Abu Sayyaf leader Juhaibel Alamsirul as behind it. The motive of the abduction is still unknown, but police and militar y have tagged the Abu Sayyaf in many cases of ransom kidnappings. The group has been raising money through kidnappings for t he pu rch as e of weapons and to fund future terror attacks. Au t h o r i t i e s h av e repeatedly linked the Abu Sayyaf to al-Qaeda and Jemaah Islamiya which had been blamed in deadly attacks not only in the Philippines, but also in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore an d Ma l ay s i a i n an ef for t to establish a regional Islamic caliphate in Southeast Asia. (With a report from Ely Dumaboc)

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE PROVINCE OF MISAMIS ORIENTAL Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that ROGELIO S. FELICILDA has filed with this Office a petition for the change of first name from ROEL to ROGELIO in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROEL FELICILDA who was born on March 23, 1962 in Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROMUALDO FELICILDA and ELEUTERIA SALVO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than April 14, 2014.

Mambajao, Camiguin this 14th day of February 2014.


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Wage Board releases incentive scheme for banana industry

Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassments

T Joffrey Suyao, regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment in Davao, speaks during a news conference on the wage advisory for banana industry. Also with him DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz (center) and Undersecretary Rebecca Chato. (Photo by Ryan Roldan)

DAVAO CITY – The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board in Davao region has issued its first wage advisory on the Implementation of Productivity-Based Incentive Schemes for the banana industry. The advisory, which was also published in newspapers, has been formulated under framework of the “Advisory for the Voluntary Productivity-based Pay,” otherwise known as the “Second-Tier Pay” under the “Two-Tiered Wage System” or TTWS. TTWS is a reform in the existing minimum wage system under Republic Act 6727 or the Wage Rational-

ization Act, which consists of a mandatory minimum wage as the first tier and a voluntary productivitybased incentive scheme as the second tier. “The advisory has chosen to pilot the agribusiness sector particularly the cavendish banana industry as the industry is the region’s top exporter and major contributor to the economic output of Davao Region,” said RTWPB Chairman Joffrey Suyao. “The advisory was issued to guide the enterprise on a range of productivity incentives starting with a one percent increase See board, page 11


ALAINGOD, Davao del Norte – Ata-Manobo children complained that they were included in sporadic military questioning of residents in this mainly tribal town about the whereabouts of New People’s Army guerrillas, as they and their families later sought refuge in a religious center in Davao City.

A Grade 5 pupil of Nasi l ab an E lement ar y School, told Davao Today at their makeshift house inside the Haran compound here, that he and his classmates were asked by government soldiers to tell them where the guerrillas were hiding. The grade s cho oler said that the questionings were done even among children and adult residents of Purok 23 Sitio Sambulongan. He said he was “scared” of the military actions in their school and communities. Another 17-year-old boy from Barangay Nalubas said soldiers took photographs of residents in his barangay but would

not tell them why. “When we cover our face or show that we don’t like to be photographed, they would threaten us,” he said. The presence of soldiers in their communities since the first week of March also scared residents from going to the their farms to avoid being singled out or getting caught in any event of a gunbattle with guerrillas. The child rights group, Children Rehabilitation Center, told Davao Today that the Grade 5 pupil and his classmates had skipped school for several days already before they moved over to the compound along Madapo Hills in Davao City that

was maintained by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. As o f p o s t i n g , t h e UCCP has recorded 1,350 Ata-Manobo residents in the compound and said that the tribal families came from the villages of Bagang, Nalubas, Basakan, Saso, Laslakan, Sambulongan, and Bayabas in Barangay Palma Gil, as well as, Sitio Pongpong in Barangay Dagohoy. Capt. Ernest Carolina, Spokesperson of the Ar-

my’s 10th Infantry Division earlier told a radio interview on Thursday, that the Ata-Manobo residents were forced out of their villages “because of the presence of armed men in the area”. “So they went to another Sitio (Nasilaban) where they are currently located,” he added. Carolina said that the residents were tricked into believing in the promised of the New People’s Army. (


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blank space that can make anyone receiving it smile, with pride. San Miguel Pale Pilsen celebrates everyday successes, admiration, recognition and everything that would uplift one’s sense of pride via its BilibCan campaign. From p a s s i ng a mind-boggling exam, getting a sweet “yes” from someone so elusive, to surviving nature’s wrath, San Miguel Pale Pilsen’s Bilib campaign is an effective tool to show someone that somebody out there is with him in all of his nakakabilib moments. It also hopes to get the consumers involved in identifying the people around them that they can look up to. “It is a celebration of excellence and nakakabilib in each one of us— just like San Miguel Pale Pilsen, a product that is well-loved and looked up to not only here but also abroad,” says Elaine Minoza, San Miguel Brewery Inc.’s Group Product Manage r. “This will l i ke w is e h e l p t h e m f e e l more e n gaged with the

brand and feel stronger affinity towards the campaign. It aims to make San Miguel Pale

Pilsen the brand that marks the relationship between the consumer and the person he looks up to,” she added. The San Miguel Pale Pilsen Bilib cans are limited and exclusivelypackaged with a dedicated space for writing nakakabilib messages for anyone. In a recent courtesy call of the returning San Miguel Beeermen to SMB Inc. President Roberto N. Huang, each of the players and coaching staff were given bilib cans with customized

messages of commendation and acknowledgment in their efforts to bring PBA’s oldest franchise back into the track. The Beermen recently had a back to back win at the start of the Commissioner’s Cup. SMB Inc.’s chief lauded the Beermen’s top center June Mar Fajardo who will soon be training along with the other Gilas members in the country’s comeback bid to the world basketball map via the FIBA World Cup in Barcelona, Spain later this year. The San Miguel Pale Pilsen Bilib cans are available nationwide. For interactive promos and inquiries, you may visit

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voluntarily leave the area and return to their respective places of origin before drastic actions will be taken against them. District 2 Rep. Lilia Nuño gave the warning following reports that the number of IDP-families has bloated to unrealistic proportions as half of those occupying the evacuation center on Cawa-Cawa shorelines were not displaced by the Zamboanga siege. The report further said the real IDPs had invited their relatives from other places as far as Basilan to move in so they can avail of government assistance, particularly housing and cash. Congresswoman Nuño said the list of IDPs should first be “sanitized” before the transfer so that only the legitimate IDPs will be moved to temporary and transitory sites. “Relocate the IDPs, remove the nonIDPs,” she said. The inter-agency task force will visit the proposed transitory site in Mampang to plan out security outposts, water/power connections, and toilets/latrines on friday. (Vic Larato)

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that is not a favour to ordinary consumers because the consumers themselves would be billed for this generator usage. This came up as the Department of Energy said six power plants have scheduled forced shutdowns during the summer season.

The ILP is a way to avoid a shortage that could result in brownouts. The ILP is a stop-gap measure that would help the DoE save face but it is the majority of the consumers who will ultimately pay, just to forestall power outages during summer. “This is tantamount to blackmailing consumers,” said Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares. The senior deputy minority leader questioned the Department of Energy for its failure to devise more strategic solutions to usual summer energy shortages, solutions that would not automatically mean power rate hikes. “Hasn’t the DOE learned its lesson?” Rep. Colmenares asked. “This could have been solved earlier in this administration if only it has a comprehensive energy plan for the country and if it had constructed more power plants from the start,” said Rep. Colmenares. He added that the P137 billion ($3.1 billion) Malampaya funds should have been used to build more power plants, particularly the renewable energy types, instead of buying American junk coast guard cutters. Another EPIRA-induced problem Bayan Muna Rep. Zarate pointed to the repeal of the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 (EPIRA) as one solution toward making power planning more strategic and beneficial to majority of Filipinos. “It would be more logical for us to repeal EPIRA now and return the power industry to a fully regulated regime,”

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Rep. Zarate said. Because of EPIRA, power consumers have been forced more and more to depend on profit-seeking power producers and distributors, as more power plants owned by the government are being privatized. Expansion and building of new power plants also became increasingly more under private corporations rather than the government. Rep. Zarate suggested putting a stop to further privatization of the remaining hydroelectric power plants and power barges and having their maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading handled by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR). Also, “The government should instead vigorously study the construction and development of other renewable sources of power so that we will not be at the stranglehold of the greedy power cartel,” ended Rep. Zarate. source: http://


from page 1 mission. On April 9, local residents can avail of medical consultation, free medicines, tooth extraction, shoe repair, and eye check up. The medical and dental team will also conduct free circumcision while the local government of Villanueva will distribute kilos of rice––and mosquito nets. The partner agencies of the local government of Villanueva in pursuing the free medical and dental mission include the Eye Care International, AMOUD Foundation, Mellow Touch, Philippine National Police, and the 58th Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army.

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our three restaurants in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta,” McDonald’s said in a statement, adding that it hopes to resume work as soon as possible. “McDonald’s closed its outlets in Crimea, and it’s great, I wish it would close everything (its restaurants) here (in other Russian cities) as well,” the LPDR leader said. “I call upon local LDPR organization to arrange pickets outside every McDonald’s outlet in Moscow,” the politician noted. philippine news agency

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may be the basis for employer initiatives and enterprise negotiations in Davao Region,” he added. Suyao, who is also the regional director of the Department of Labor and Employment, said the Wage Board issued the Advisory on November 18 after it conducted regional consultations on the TTWS with the banana industry and with other stakeholders in September and October 2013. “Our dream is to have all industries to adopt the productivity-based incentive scheme,” Suyao said. (Sherwin Manual)

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Democratic Front (NDF) to get on with the peace talks. “Whether we like it or not Jalandoni, Sison and the Tiamzons will always be important

personas in the NDF and we have to talk to them,” he said. Wilma Tiamzon, Secretary General of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) and her husband, Benito who is chairman of the CPP-NPA, were arrested by the authorities in Cebu a few weeks ago. “You can kill a person but you cannot kill an ideology,” Duterte said. “What is the use of arresting the Tiamzon’s and putting them behind bars when the war in the boondocks continues,” he added. Former Government Peace Panel Chairman Silvestre H. Bello III himself confirmed that Wilma Tiamzon is covered by the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG) and should be released based on International Humanitarian Law. Businessmen headed by Mindanao Business Council (MBC) Chairperson Vicente T. Lao have already called the attention of the authorities regarding the tax collection and extortion activities of the NPA. He said the continued extortion activities of the NPAs has endangered business investments in the city and unless the military can solve this, then businesses can opt to pull their investments and put these somewhere else. Vicente Lao Construction had four burnings in three months last year and some of these involved the burning of construction materials in broad daylight. Lao earlier said the NPA’s active extortion activities in the area are meant to destabilize the government. He said peace and security comes at a price and the business sector is paying the price now. “We need money to finance our operations, he said, but if the NPA activities continue then how can they operate efficiently?” he asked. philippine news agency

Proper Maintenance of Tools & Equipment in Teaching TLE Subjects By FLORIDA BONGOLO PAGLINAWAN Lala National High School Maranding Lala, Lanao del Norte

Proper Care and Maintenance of Tools and Equipment is very necessary in teaching effectively the TLE subjects. Some reminders: Advise students to use tools for their intended purpose only. Teach them to clean the tools immediately after using. Keep tools in their proper places. Always cover sharp pointed tools w/cork . Be sure all are in good working condition before using them. Remind the students to handle and use tools properly. All tools, equipment and vehicles must be properly maintained so that workers are not endangered. Preventive maintenance is the systematic care and protection of tools, and equipment in order to keep them in a safe, usable condition. A good maintenance program is well organized and scheduled, For hand tools, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, hammers, pliers, levels, and wire cutters are examples of common household tools, store them properly so that you get optimum use out of them. Always clean, inspect and care for such tools. Make it a habit to clean tools after each use before you return them to storage. Wipe them down with a rag or old towel and be sure they are free of dust, grease and debris before you put them into their proper places. Check your tools’ handles for splinters, breaks and cracks. Also, make sure that metal parts show no signs of corrosion or rust. Repair or replace any tools that show signs of damage.

Cold chisels, log-splitting wedges and other striking tools can be very dangerous if they are not maintained properly. Because these types of tools are used for repeated striking, the surface of the metal head eventually mushrooms out and spreads to form a lip or ridge around the edge. With continued use, there is more spreading and the metal lip may continue to thin, split or curl until it finally breaks. If the metal head separates from the handle while in use, this could result in a dangerous projectile. To prevent this hazard, just grind off the metal edges with a powered grinder on a regular basis. Don’t use tools that need repair or replacement. Broken tools can cause injury. Don’t use tools inappropriately; you risk injury to yourself, others and damage to the tools. After cleaning, use an allpurpose oil, such as WD-40® to lubricate tools with adjustable parts. Lightly spray other metal tool parts as well (avoid getting oil on handles), such as screwdrivers and bladed lawn and garden tools. Wipe away any excess with a rag before storing. This will help fight corrosion and rust. If your tools already show signs of rust, there are a number of rust removers available at True Value, such as Evapo-Rust Rust Remover. You can also try spraying tools with WD-40® and then scrubbing them with steel wool or a stiff wire brush. Afterwards, wash them with warm, soapy water and scrub them again with a cloth or rag until all signs of rust are gone.

Then dry them thoroughly with a clean, dry rag. Apply a light coat of WD-40® and wipe away excess oil before storing. Handles should be smooth enough to slide your hand along. If the wood is very rough, first sand across the grain in a shoe-shine fashion. Finish by sanding with the grain. Wipe a dry handle down with a heavy coat of linseed oil to rejuvenate and protect the wood. Bladed tools, such as shovels, pruners and other lawn and garden tools should be sharpened once per season. Use files to sharpen digging tools and to sharpen nicked or dull cutting tools. For digging tools, file the working edge to a 45-degree bevel with a coarse file. Hone and maintain the sharp edge of all cutting tools with a mediumgrit sharpening stone. For faster cutting, wet the stone with water or lubricate it with honing oil depending on the type of stone you have. Store Tools Properly. A proper storage system is a must for hand tools. A toolbox, storage container, shelving unit, or a combination of all of these can be used to keep your tools protected and in peak condition. Ideally, your storage units should be kept somewhere with minimal exposure to moisture and temperature changes. Remember to keep tools in their respective places or hung on designated hangers when a job has been completed. Use a small tool bag for the tools you use most often such as tools for simple jobs around the house. The rest of your tool arsenal can remain in your main toolbox. You should have a space where you can inspect your tools and

perform necessary maintenance tasks, such as a worktable. Cover it with newspaper or plastic sheeting to protect the table and make it easier to clean up after you’re done with the job. Hang lawn and garden tools, such as shovels and rakes, on a wall to get them off of the ground and to protect them from moisture. Practice proper procedure in cleaning up the work place before and after using, and identify the proper storage of the instruments to be kept. A preventive maintenance program helps to ensure that all equipment and tools function as intended. Failure to perform maintenance activities during production may increase the risk of microbial contamination. Preventive maintenance includes periodic examination and maintenance of tools and equipment. Saving money is one good reason in performing preventive maintenance. Preventive maintenance practices for Cutting Tools1. Sharpen knives frequently including retractable knives and disinfect before use. Replace knives if damaged or if they cannot otherwise be maintained in sanitarycondition. Frequently inspect cutting blades before and during operation for damage, productresidue build up or cleaning needs. Remove the blades and clean separately, and remaining parts are disassembled (if possible) and cleaned on regular basis. Store them in their designated places. For Handy Tools, protect them from dirt, rust and corrosion by air drying them. Wash and dry utensils with a clean dry rag

before storing them. Rinse tools and utensils in very hot clean water to sterilize them. Have a periodic inspection and cleaning of tool. For longer and efficient use of baking equipment the following pointers will be helpful: Cleaning the Range1. Switch off and remove the electric plug to allow the range to cool before cleaning. Remove and wipe food particles, burnt sediments and grease away from top of the gas range. Clean the parts thoroughly particularly those that are removable. Clean the burners with a dry brush or with a clean dry cloth. Remove the grates before cleaning the entire oven. Scrape the food particles carefully. Wash and dry the removable parts very well. The proper care and storage of tools and equipment are not only the concern of the teachers but of the students as well who use the equipment. It is an important factor for safety and health that a place for each kind of tools is designated. Label the storage cabinet or place correctly for immediate finding. Store them near the point of use. Wash and dry properly before storing. Store knives properly when not in use with sharp edge down. Put frequently used items in conveniently accessible locations. Gather and secure electrical cords to prevent entanglement or snagging. Cutting boards should be stored vertically to avoid moisture collection. Metal equipment can be stacked on one another after drying such as storage dishes and bowls. Make sure the areas where you are storing the equipment are clean, dry and not overcrowded.

Biblical reflection

Bro. Edcel L. Closas

Productive Special Gospel of the day: Luke21:2933(April7, 2014-Saturday) Luke 21:29-33when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. This gospel is referred to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Fig tree has no leaves and fruits during winter but only during summer time. Winter in biblical essence means the death of Jesus and His crucifixion on the Cross. This was the darkest moment in History. On the other side, summer means the glorious resurrection of Jesus from the tomb. In John20:1 John 20:1-2-The first [day] of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulcher, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulcher. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulcher, and we know not where they have laid him. The fig tree bears fruits and leaves during summer and this is paralleled to the resurrection of Jesus that bears salvation to all mankind. These two climates in the foreign countries are reflection of our lives that we experienced winter and summer of our lives. When? There are times that we are fruitless during the painful winter times of our lives. There are also times that we are happy and productive during the summer moments of our lives. At this time, what is your experience? 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: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PMMondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!!

Business Oro condo property rakes in int’l awards

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rimavera Residences, the first ecofriendly mixed-use condominium in Cagayan de Oro, has garnered several recognitions from international award-giving bodies for its commitment to green architecture and design. Recently it was named among the winners in the prestigious International Property Awards in the 2014 Asia Pacific regional c o m p e t i t i o n . It w a s recognized in the MixedUse Development for the Philippines. The official announcement will be made at a high-profile gala and presentation dinner at the Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on May 9. Prior to this achievement, Primavera Residences was also highly commended by the Southeast Asia Property Awards (SEAPA) for Best Condo Development in the Philippines in 2011. SEAPA is an award governing body that highlights the best real estate projects in the region. Winners are judged based on several criteria including design, innovation, and value for money. In 2010, the green

property development was also recognized as a finalist in the Most Promising Clean Energy Investment Opportunity of the Year c ate gor y by t he C T I PFAN Philippines Clean Energy Investor Forum. The Climate Technology Initiative Private Financing Advisory Network (CTI PFAN) is a global program suppor ted by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) that helps development

projects create strategic measures and business plans. Primavera Residences is a ten-storey, two-tower green building comprising residential, commercial and office units. Its ecofriendly features include cantilevers that protect the units from direct sunlight and an indoor courtyard that maximizes the natural ventilation in the area. These unique features enable the building to

minimize power usage and unit owners to save more on energy. The building is also designed to withstand earthquakes and extreme weather. "What makes Primavera Residences unique is its green features that add value to the property," shares Arch. Romolo V. Nati, CEO and executive chairman of ItalPinas Euroasian Design and EcoDevelopment Corp. (ITPI Corp.), the developer of

Primavera Residences. "We want to build sustainable but affordable projects in Cagayan de Oro that also help the community not just individuals and businesses, and we are humbled that we are being recognized for our efforts," he added. Situated in a flood-free zone in Uptown Cagayan de Oro, Primavera Residences is a prime spot for business and leisure activities. Several commercial

establishments including SM City CdO as well as schools and churches are accessible from the property. Its top quality studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units come at affordable prices and are ready for occupancy.

For more information, visit the Primavera Residences website at: www.primaveraresidences. com or call (088) 3108173, 0917-7921078.

PLDT upgrades Telpad with Quad Core power P hilippine L o n g D i s t a n c e Te l e p h o n e Company (PLDT), t h e c ou nt r y ’s l e a d i n g telecommunications provider, has recently launched its upgrade of PLDT HOME Telpad which will now be equipped with a powerful Quad Core processor. The Quad Core helps the CPU (central processing unit) to handle multiple tasks, show better graphics and perform enhanced functionality for the latest applications unlike older Sing le and D ua l C ore processors. Adding to its current Telpad feature, “Watch, Listen, and Play,” is the “L earn” feature where they incorporate Da Vinci Learning Television which offers high-quality, fascinating and inspiring learning experience. I n t h e Te l p a d ’s “Watch” feature, it lets subs cr ib ers watch t he biggest blockbuster movies, television shows and latest news updates. Telpad also features the hottest tunes of famous artists and offers the most thrilling games available at one’s fingertips. T he s e n e w c onte nt pillars on Telpad units will run on the Android 4.1.2 Jellybean operating system.

Telpad will also adopt an updated heyU, PLDT’s Vo i c e o v e r I n t e r n e t Protocol (VOIP) service application which will introduce new features soon. According to Patrick S. Tang, PLDT Vice President and Head of HOME Voice Solutions, PLDT has now moved on f rom b eing a landline provider to becoming a multimedia company offering innovative products like Telpad in each and every Filipino household. Telpad is the world’s first landline, broadband and tablet in one. It is the only online landline available in the country. Aside from its “Watch, Listen, Play and Learn” feature, Telpad also presents its new application, the Cignal TV To Go which lets subscribers watch all television channels on tablet. Po w e r e d b y P L D T Fibr and PLDT MyDSL, Telpad does not only offer the gadget but also the multimedia content in just a click away as video has become the most consumed service in the world. To date, Telpad has over one hundred ten thousand subscribers and PLDT aims to even double its

subscriber base with the launch of this new product. Tang added that PLDT is targeting to earn a total of Php 1 billion revenue from the Telpad service alone following a big success in 2013 wherein Telpad has posted almost Php 800 million revenue. Telpad is also preparing for the launch of new upgrades as it increases its CAPEX (capital expenditure) to Php 32 billion this year. PLDT envisions that Telpad would be the center of a c on n e c t e d h om e making sure that each household has at least one tablet. From Php 1,849 Telpad plan, PLDT plans to lower its cost to reach out their target market of five to seven million households. Aside from projecting a target number of subscribers, PLDT has revealed the possibility to tap high-end device manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to create Telpad devices aligned with the specifications of PLDT. As of now, PLDT is still trying to see what is the best hardware and low-cost device that would suit the needs of its subscribers. (A Report From Philippine News Agency)

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