PDIC to bid out vehicles, generators Tuesday THE Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) is set to sell via public auction on an “as-is, where-is” basis 109 vehicles and 10 generator sets owned by various closed banks with an aggregate minimum disposal value of about P36.98
million on March 25, 2014. The bidding, the first for the year, will be held at the Skylounge, Exportbank Plaza, Chino Roces corner Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue in Makati City from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Before submitting their
bids, prospective buyers are advised to physically inspect the properties they are interested to buy. The list of property descriptions is also available through the PDIC website. Bidders and observers are enjoined to present a valid identifica-
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Mayor still hopeful UN would extend aid in Zambo
AMBOANGA City - The City Mayor Beng Climaco expressed hopes that United Nations humanitarian agencies will extend their assistance program for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zamboanga City saying that the city is not yet capable of being fully independent at this time.
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Forum on agri-business slated in Oro today
Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar Moreno and some elderly residents and their families pose for souvenir photo after paying tribute to the 57th death anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay in downtown Divisoria on March 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of Butch Anches/CIO
Another House inquiry vs bombing suspect set in May
THE city government, in partnership with Promote Cagayan de Oro Foundation, Inc., will hold the Cagayan de Oro Agri-Business Investment and Financing Forum today (March 20, 2014).
By GERRY LEE GORIT Correspondent
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– The House of Representatives has set another inquiry on the release of bombing suspect Reenor P. Dongon after a hearing conducted last week.
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School holds quake drill for students
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Some 800 Grade 5 students at the West Central Elementary School in Barangay Carmen here participated in the simulated earthquake drill organized by the City Disaster Risk Reduction DEFENSE DRILL. Amid the rain, soldiers of the 29th Infantry Battalion jump out and Management Council of a Simba armored personnel carrier during a simulated camp defense drill in Cabad(CDRRMC) Wednesday. baran City, Agusan del Norte Thursday afternoon, March 18, 2014. See students, page 11
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City prosecutor Fidel Macauyag said the Committee on Public Safety held the hearing on March 12 “to determine the circumstances surrounding the release” of Dongon “in relation to the bombing incident in Cagayan de Oro City.” See inquiry, page 11
Alagar official orders probe against two police officers
CAMP Alagar, Cagayan de Oro City––The PNP’s regional headquarters here ordered on Wednesday an impartial investigation of the two police officers reportedly involved in illegal
activities. Police Supt. Michael M. Pareja, spokesperson of the PNP’s regional command, said that Police Chief Supt. Isagani Francisco Genabe, See PROBE, page 11
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Oro police official, aide slap with ‘direct bribery’ By GERRY LEE GORIT, orrespondent
CAGAYAN de Oro City––A charge of direct bribery has been filed against a ranking police officer and his aide here who were nabbed by National Bureau of Investigation agents last Monday in an entrapment operation. City prosecutor Fidel Macauyag said traffic division chief Supt. John Michael Deloso and PO3 Ernesto Galleto were named respondents to the case. Macauyag said the original complaint from lawyer Ernesto Palanan was for robbery with intimidation but “we found the proper charge is direct bribery.” He said this is because of “receipt of money in consideration for refraining from responsibility of a public officer.” Palanan, president of the Xavier Heights Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association, alleged that Deloso and Galleto had been “demanding money” from their group so that the members would not be “apprehended” for traffic offenses. Macauyag said the respondents could face a penalty of from 4 years and 1 day to 8 years imprisonment if found guilty as charged. He said the case falls under Article 210 of the Revised Penal Code. Deloso and Galleto were arrested in a hotel during the entrapment operation involving the giving of cash money placed in envelopes totalling P6,000.
57th Death Anniversary of President Ramon Magsaysay. A full military honors and
mass floral offering led by City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno highlighted the 57th Death Anniversary of the late President Ramon F. Magsaysay on March 17, 2014 at the Divisoria area. Ramón del Fierro Magsaysay (Au-
gust 31, 1907 – March 17, 1957) was the seventh President of the Republic of the Philippines, serving from December 30, 1953 until his death in a 1957 aircraft disaster. An automobile mechanic, Magsaysay was appointed military governor of Zambales after his outstanding service as a guerilla leader during the Pacific War.
He then served two terms as Liberal Party congressman for Zambales before being appointed as Secretary of National Defense by President Elpidio Quirino. He was elected President under the banner of the Nacionalista Party. He was the first Philippine President born during the 20th century. (Photos by Butch Anches/City Information Office)
Team Misoc named ‘Best in Anti-Drug Enforcement’ By PJ TREMEDAL Correspondent
Oroquieta City––Police Regional Office 10, under acting regional director, Chief Supt. Isagani Francisco Genabe Jr., is giving
out monthly recognition by awarding personnel and unit for their accomplishments. The award-giving is an initiative of the new Police Regional Director to boost the morale of every police-
man and units in Northern Mindanao. Last Monday (March 17), Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office (MOCPPO) received a Plaque of Recognition
from the regional chief for conducting the most number of operations against illegal drugs among PPOs and CPOs for the period January to February, 2014. In the regional office record of accomplishment, MOCPPO conducted a total of 24 operations, resulting in the arrest of 31 persons and confiscation of 14.08 grams of shsbu and 0.16 grams of dried marijuana leaves and the filing of 31 cases in court. OIC-provincial director Sr. Supt. Archival Macala thanked his men fr the accomplishments and reiterated that his command will certainly strengthen its campaign against the proliferation of illegal drugs in Misamis Occidental. Meanwhile, pursuant to General Orders Number 588, dated March 8, 2014, The Medalya ng Kagalingan was awarded to P/Supt. Michael Cadiongan Bawayan Jr., who is currently the See TEAM, page 11
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Council okay’s expansion of Aboitiz coal powered plant By TYRONE A. VELEZ
AVAO City - The Davao City Council approved an e w on Tu e s d ay t he expansion of the generating capacity of Aboitiz’ Therma South Incorporated (TSI)’s coal-fired power plant up to 650 megawatts. The approval came amid concerns raised by some councilors regarding the impact of carbon emissions from coal plants. Only two councilors, l aw yers L e a h L ibrado and Antoinette Principe, voted against the proposed expansion. Therma South, a subsidiary of the Aboitiz Power, was approved by the city council in 2011 to build its 300-MW coalfired power plant located in Binugao, Toril that will begin operations by 2015. The approval came am i d s t opp o s it i on by environmental groups on the long-term effects of coal on health and on the environment. But three years later, the company has proposed doubling the generation c ap a c i t y t o m e e t t h e projected power shortage in Mindanao. Ma nu e l O r i g , Vi c e
President for Mindanao Affairs of Aboitiz, told reporters later that their projections in 2011 fell short. “When we applied in 2011, the shortage of power by 2014 was projected at 484 MW. We had built the plant already but the DOE study said (the supply) is not enough by 2018. We decided that to help Mindanao’s problem in the past where there is not enough power plants to meet the demand, we proposed to build the plant.” TSI would operate the expanded plant’s first unit generating 172.5 MW by 2017, and the second batch by 2018. “We are confident that brownouts will become a thing of the past in Davao,” Orig said. Orig earlier told the council their company “guarantees” the public they will meet the standards of carbon emissions set by government with the use of latest technology such as circulating fluidized bed and electro-static precipitator to trap coal emissions. He claimed that they can monitor their carbon emissions “in real time.” But Councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta rais ed
DTI Bukidnon supports NAMARCO through SSF project M A L AY BA L AY C I T Y, Bukidnon - Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Bukidnon tied up with the Nagkahiusang Maguuma Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-purpose Cooperative (NAMARCO) to supp or t t he g roup through the Shared Service Facility (SSF) project. DTI Provincial Director Ermedio J. Abang said a total of P84,000.00 has been allotted to provide three units stainless working table and one unit vinegar aerator for the cooperative. NAMARCO is engaged in pineapple-based pro c e s s i ng proj e c t i n San Nicolas, Don Carlos, Bukidnon. Majority of its members are beneficiaries of the C omprehensive Agrarian Reform Program or CARP of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). Abang said the SSF project provides processing and manufacturing tools, machinery and equipment for the common use of Microenterprises and Small
and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) of priority clusters all over the country. “The SSF project aims to improve the quality and productivity of MSMEs and give them access to better technology with more sophisticated equipment in order to accelerate their bid for competitiveness and help them graduate to a next level where they could tap a better and wider market,” he said. It is a public-private partnership (PPP) initiative which is being implemented through private sector partners who can provide facilities to house the machinery and equipment. Meanwhile, in an interview during the “Strictly Business News Conference” held at the DTI, Business Development Division Chief Venus S. Villanueva said its office has approved 14 projects in Bukidnon last year to be supported by the government through the SSF project. (Junar B. Merla-DTI/RLRB-PIA 10, Bukidnon)
c o n c e r n o n Ab o i t i z’s compliance on environment safety as stipulated in the company’s agreement with the council in 2011. The councilor found out from Aboitiz’s Assistant Vice President for Environment Soccoro Patindol that the company had complied only 25% of planting onemillion trees targeted by the company to absorb the carbon emissions. “With 25% compliance (on tree planting) and the plant due to start next year, how will you assure …. That’s a long, long way to go,” Acosta asked. Patindol said Aboitiz has planted 1,000 trees in Marilog, and is targeting other hinterland areas such as Kiboloy, Baricatan, and Paquibato. She said they are also planting mangrove trees as these have higher capacity to “sequester” or absorb carbon emissions. Orig said their treeplanting is right on schedule. He also said that with the additional 345 MW plant, they are committed to plant a million more trees. But Acosta proposed to add on the resolution requiring Aboitiz to plant trees yearly instead to help mitigate the impact of carbon emissions. Councilor Diosdado Mahipus challenged the company to set a timeframe on when will the company cease its coal-powered plant, citing that European
countries had closed down their coal powered plants due to issues on excessive carbon emissions. O r i g s ai d on ly t he public’s demand for power would be the determining factor. “The determining factor to tell you if there is a need to continue generating power from coal plants is the demand for power and the supply for power. Question is where would you get the supply for power to meet the demand. Right now we are using as much renewable energy from geothermal and hydro-powered plants, but renewable are not enough,” Orig said. C ouncilor Marissa
Salvador-Abella proposed the establishment of an ecological landscape plan that will have a design or system in the plant area that would include tree planting and coastal planting with mangroves. But Councilor Antointette Principe is not convinced with the mitigating measures. “I will not discount the mitigating measures; the TSI had efforts to put up such counter-measures. But I c annot sle ep at night thinking about coal. Because there is no such thing as clean coal, coal is still coal,” she told reporters after the session. Principe said the country
should protect and explore renewable resources as alternatives. There are other sources, if we can protect our natural resources; Ilocos Sur has wind energy, why can’t we explore that,” she said. She and Librado said their vote hinged on a legal doctrine they learned from the Supreme Court about “inter-generational responsibility.” “Our generation has the responsibility to protect the environment for the future generations to come. My vote is hinged on being a lawyer, legislator, and importantly as a mother,” Principe said. (davaotoday.com)
FOR RECEIVING THE PNP SILVER EAGLE AWARD, WE CONGRATULATE THE MEN AND WOMEN OF PNP PRO-10 FOR A JOB WELL DONE! MABUHAY AND LET’S KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!
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I would like to extend my heartfelt greetings to the Board of Directors, Officers and all Members of Cagayan de Oro Press Club on their INDUCTION AND OATHTAKING Ceremony on March 22, 2014. Congratulations, Mabuhay and More Power to the CDO Press Club!!
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PNP reaches out to another remote city village BUTUAN City––The Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Police Office 13 in an effort to reach out to the residents of remote villages and to bring the government closer to the people, went recently to Barangay Sto. Nino, a remote village in Butuan City. In a release sent by PRO 13 public information office on Monday, signed by police Supt. Martin M. Gamba, said that its
outreach program dubbed as PNP Caraga’s “Project Kasing-kasing” led by Caraga PNP Regional Director police Chief Supt. Dominador E. Aquino Jr., was participated in by the personnel of Police Regional Office 13 Crime Laboratory Office 13, PNP Health Services Office, Police Regional Office 13 Band, 13th Regional Public Safety Battalion (13th RPSB), Butuan City Police Station 4, Butuan City
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 Pagibig Fund), with branch office at J.R. Borja St. Cagayan de Oro City, against SPOUSES ALLAN AND MARY 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 14, 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. T553 “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. Mambajao, Camiguin this 14th day of February 2014.
Public Safety Company, Regional Intelligence Unit, Highway Patrol Group and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) 13. The different offices of the city government, Rotary Club of Central Butuan and the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Office 13 also participated in the said medical and dental outreach program. Each participating office, agency
and civic action group had given their extra efforts in terms of physical and financial assistance to make the said activity successful. The services offered included medical and dental check-up, tooth extraction, free haircut, giving of free medicines, free food packs, free pair of slippers and mass feeding. Mr. Marco Antonio Moredo, a technical staff of the Department of Agricul-
ture also lectured the local residents on the essence of strategic gardening. Caraga PNP chief CSupt. Aquino expressed his gratitude to the residents of the village for the warm welcome afforded to the whole contingent as well as to all those who have participated in the said activity. The MEDCAP was facilitated by the Police Community Relations Division (R-5) of PRO 13
together with the Butuan City Police Office and the PNP Regional Health Service 13. Sto. Nino B arangay Chairman El M. Rosales also was so much thankful to Chief Supt. Aquino and the agencies, PNP offices and the civic organizations who went to their village for choosing his village as the beneficiary of the medical-dental outreach program. A report from the Philippine News Agency
Solon attends conference on climate change in Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga
UEZON City––Agusan del Norte First District Rep. Lawrence Lemuel Fortun was sent as official delegate to the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) Climate Change Conference and Strategic Workshop held March 1417, 2014 in Malacca and
Fortun said local initiatives on climate issues with global impact were taken up during the conference. The young solon was chosen as delegate because of his pro-environment advocacies and legislations. Among the measures Fortun authored or coauthored include the Marine Pollution bill, the Coastal Areas Protection bill, Plastics Bags Regulation bill, Mt. Mayapay Protected Area bill and the Sustainable Forest Management bill. He lobbied and successfully secured from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources an increase of reforestation coverage of the Taguibo
Watershed to more than 700 hectares under the 2014 National Greening Program (NGP). As vice-mayor of Butuan City, he authored the Butuan City Watershed Code with the help of the local Environment and Natural Resources Council which he re-activated and chaired. “Climate change is an urgent concern that cuts across political, economic, territorial, cultural and religious boundaries. It affects the very core of our freedoms and liberties, for all of these will be of no consequence when the survival of each of us and the whole planet is threatened by extinction,” Fortun said.
Electricity in Surigao stable despite earthquake
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BUTUAN City––Power transmission services of National Grid Corporation of t he Philppines (NGCP) remained normal despite the 5.4 magnitude earthquake which occurred 19 kilometers DRILL. City hall employees and clients cover their heads while moving towards the exit of Ma l i m ono, Su r i g a o points of the building in Butuan City during the nationwide simultaneous earthquake del Norte at 1:30 in the drill Wednesday morning, March 19, 2014. MindaNews photo by Erwin Mascarinas afternoon on Monday. NGCP spokesperson Atty. Cynthia D. PerezAlabanza said the grid remaine d int ac t as no On April 17, 2014 at 10:00 am, this establishment will sell at Public auction all unredeemed pledges up to the month of October 1-31, c a s e s o f p ow e r i nt e r2013 Customers are enjoined to verify their receipt. r up t i on a n d d a m a g e d Mangagoy 02 Branch- Corner P. Catillo St., and Picasales St, CM RECTO Branch- CM Recto Ave., CDOC Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur Velez Branch- Velez St., CDOC, transmission facilities in Butuan 1 Branch- Ester Luna St., Butuan City Rizai Branch- Cor. Rizal St., CDOC the Mindanao area were Butuan 2 Branch- Langihan Road, Butuan City Carmen 1 Branch- Max Zurtiel St., CDOC Butuan 3 Branch- Marcos Calo st., Butuan City Carmen 2 Branch- Vamenta Blvd. Carmen CDOC reported. Butuan 5 Branch- J.C. Aquino Avenue Cor. Narra Road, New Borja Branch- J.R. Borja St., CDOC Through its IntegratSociety Vill. Butuan City Tiano-Borja Branch- Tiano-J.R. Borja St., Jordan Redoblado Bldg Libertad Branch- Purok 3, Libertad, Butuan City Osmeña Branch- Pres. Osmeha St., CDOC ed Disaster Action Plan Gingoog 01 Branch- Sebulino Bldg., Doma Granciana St., Gingoog City Lapasan Branch- CM Recto Avenue, Lapasan, CDOC (IDAP), NGCP continuGingoog 02 Branch- Brgy 17, National Highway, Gingoog Gity Corrales Branch- Corrales Hayes St., Cagavan de Oro City Masipit Branch- Buenavista, Prosperidad, Agusan del Norte Cogon Branch- Guillermo St., Cagayan de Oro City o u s l y i mp l e m e nt s t h e Surigao 1 Branch- Cor. San Nicolas & Burgos St., Surigao Gity Puerto Branch- Jubo Arcade, Puerto, CDOC necessar y preparations Surigao 2 Branch- Borromeo St., Surigao City Tagoloan Branch-Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental Surigao 3 Branch- Tamaca Bldg., Sarvida, Surigao City Villanueva Branch- Viiianueva, Misamis Oriental and precautions to eenSurigao 4 Branch- Cor. Vasquez and Rizal St., Surigao City Balingasag Branch- Balingasag, Misamis Oriental sure the readiness of all Cabadbaran 1 Branch- Atega St., Cabadbaran, Agusan del Sur Medina Branch- Alaba St., Medina, Mis. Or. Cabatsbaran 2 Branch- A.D. Curato St., Cabadbaran City Mambajao Branch- P. Reyes St., Mabajao, Camiguin Province power transmission faBayugan 1 Branch- P1 Narra Avenue, Bayugan, Agusan del Sur San Francisco 01 Branch- Center Island, Roxas St., San Francisco, Bayugan 2 Branch- Libres St., P3 Brgy. Taglatawan, Bayugan, cilities expected to b e Agusan del Sur Agusan del Sur Barobo Branch- Sanchez Bldg ., Poblacion, Barobo, Surigao del Sur af fe c te d dur ing dis asAgusan Carmen Branch- Rama Gym, Poblacion, Carmen, Agusan Prosperidad Branch- Public Mkt., Poblacion, Prosperidad, Agusan del Norte del Sur t e r s l i ke e ar t h qu a ke s , Magpayang Branch- Magpayang Mainit, Surigao del Sur Managoy 01 Branch- Espiritu St., Mangagoy, Bislig City, Surigao typhoons, floods, landdel Sur slides, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, and fire emer Karong Abril 17, 2014 sa alas 10:00 sa buntag ang among ahensya magbaligya pinaagi sa Subasta sa tanang Prenda nga wala gencies, Perez-Alabanza malukat hangtud sa Bulan sa Oktubre 1-31, 2013 gihangyo ang tanang mga suki sa Pagsusi sa ilang resibo. MDN: Feb. 20, 2014 assured.
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Ardent opens botanical, zoological park
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin – The Island opened on March 15 its first Botanical and Zoological Park, nestled on the dense forest beside the famous ardent hot spring, a perfect short-trek to take before indulging the hot, crystal like waters that await every guest. Ardent Botanical and Zoological Park is now equipped with an eco-trail that leads visitors to the aviary area, bird’s bath, and cage houses for mammals and reptiles. Town Mayor, Ma. Luisa D. Romualdo said the animals inside the park are mostly endemic. The park will also serve as a home or refuge to rescued animals. A number of land turtles here also share abode with
so that soon guest may take pleasure of its beauty. The facility is under the management of the local government unit of Mambajao, they initially
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the butterflies inside the papillon garden and these are not just ordinary turtles, some of them could even be older that you are! The oldest is 50 years old, but wait until you see the little one’s paddling playfully in
the pond. As its name suggest, the park will not only be a showcase of animals but of various trees and plants species as well, currently, flowers and wild orchids are grown inside the park,
BIR 2014 tax campaign kicks off ILIGAN City – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) kick off the nationwide 2014 tax campaign today, March 18, 2014 in Iligan City with a motorcade at 9 a.m. starting from the new BIR building at Pala-o and ending at Gaisano City. Around 200 stakeholders, professionals and tax payers participated in the activity. The tax campaign has as theme: I pay my taxes right. Its easy to register, file and pay. The campaign aims to remind tax payers to pay their taxes accurately. It also reminded tax payers to files their income tax returns early and to avoid the rush. A program was held at Gaisano Mall with a briefing on the new BIR forms for 2013 income tax return (ITR) and updates of the new BIR Income Tax form by Helen B. Santos, head
of Assessment Section. Bernadette H. Honculada of Regional District Office – Revenue District 101 in Iligan City presented this year’s tax campaign theme, logo and jingle. A l s o i n att e n d a n c e were BIR officials Lordel
started with the papillon garden, now also generating an income from live butterfly market. Romualdo invites locals and tourists, especially
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MIDWAY Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN THE MATTER OF JOINT PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE BETWEEN SPOUSES SANSEN R. COLIPANO AND ROMENA P. DIAMANTECOLIPANO,
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-032
SANSEN R. COLIPANO AND ROMENA P. DIAMANTE-COLIPANO, Petitioners. X------------------------------------------------------------------/ ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on January 30. 2001 at Balo-I, Lanao del Norte, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Ditucalan, Iligan City and at Poblacion, Quezon Bukidnon, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated sometime part of 2007 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation: since their separation in 2007 or for over six (6) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on January 30, 2001 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconcillation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on March 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 5th day of March, 2014, (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION FOR APPROVAL AND REGISTRATION OF DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RONNEL I. AMAL AND JOCELYN B. AMAL,
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-030
RONNEL I. AMAL AND JOCELYN B. AMAL, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------- / ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on June 28, 2010 at Kitaotao, Bukidnon, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Dalipuga, Iligan City and Zone 2. Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated sometime part of 2007 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation sometime in 2010 or for over three (3) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on June 28. 2010 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of tills case on March 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at die expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City. Philippines, this 4th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
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Do you look at the packaging date of the goods you buy? You could be buying a poisonous food product if you do not carefully read its expiry date, or worse, if it has no label that contains packaging date. By law, notices of packaging dates for fresh or processed meat, seafood and poultry in all retail food stores nationwide should be clearly visible to any consumer. But many businesses are not practicing it, especially in open food markets where such products have no package labels. The government should seeks to protect consumers from deceptive, unfair and unconscionable sales acts and practices. Good that a lawmaker has proposed a bill which will compel all retail food stores that offer for sale fresh or processed meats, poultry or seafood to post a sign or notice clearly visible to any consumer inspecting such product. The sign or notice, according to the measure, shall be
Editorial printed with lettering that is legible and shall be threefourths of an inch boldface type. Once, the bill becomes a law, the notice on the food product shall explain the right of consumers to know where and when a given food product was cut and packaged. In addition, the notice shall give information on store practices in relation to the date marked on the product and the assistance the store will provide relating to any question on the product. This would be mandatory and will substantiate Republic Act 7394, otherwise known as the “Consumer Act of the Philippines,” which seeks to protect the interest of the consumer, promote his general welfare and to establish standards of conduct for business and
Special Gospel of the day: Luke12:3538(March20, 2014-Thursday) Luke 12:35-38when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocked, they may open unto him immediately. Blessed [are] those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find [them] so, blessed are those servants: This
gospel encourages us to be ready and prepared for the coming of Jesus Christ. In Acts 10:42-And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God [to be] the Judge of quick and dead. Are you ready for the unknown judgment of God? In Matthew 24:36-But of that day and hour knows no [man], no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Take note, no one can escape from the “anger” of God since we will be judged in two ways, individually and generally. In Hebrews 9:27- it is appointed unto
industry. The State is mandated to promote the general welfare of the people and protect their health whenever they purchase fresh or processed meat, seafood or poultry from retail food store, the proponents stressed. Hus, the bill provides punitive measures by slapping first time violators with a fine not exceeding P5,000, P10,000 for the second offense and for succeeding violations P20,000. An additional fine of P1,000 shall be meted on the retail food store, which fails to comply with the provisions of this Act. Likewise, any posting or relaying of false packaging information by any retail food store shall be punishable by a fine of P50,000. This development serves as a serious warning to unscrupulous businesses who are trying to deceive consumers by selling questionable, unhealthy and expired products. Biblical reflection
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Act now Cebuano Sen. Sergio “Serge” Osmena III warns of a power crisis by 2015 and blames this on the Aquino administration’s failure to address this concern since it assumed office. But the Palace response that those who are painting a bleak power situation in the country are doomsayers is misplaced. And I don’t consider Osmena’s warning as coming from a doomsayer the fact that Mindanao is now experiencing rotating brownouts with Visayas facing the same prospects soon. Yes it’s true that Osmena is close to the Aboitizes of Cebu who are into power generation and distribution business because one of the clan’s scions is married to a cousin of his. It is true also that Osmena himself is married to a Lopez scion, a family known for its involvement in the power generation business and was into power distribution as well in the past until the Pangilinan Group bought Manila Electric Co. All these facts, however, do not alter the fact that the power situation in the country is in a dire situation. The situation is a repeat of what had happened during the last two to three years of the first Aquino presidency. The son P-Noy is truly not learning any lesson from her mother’s presidency for still he did not do anything to avert this power crisis that is not just looming but happening already. And only fools refuse to learn lessons from history, if I may add.
Osmena’s goat against Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, a former Leyte governor, is said to be triggered by the latter’s failure not only in preventing this power crisis but in his inability to push with less opposition the latest round of power rate increases. The latest increase that was ordered temporarily frozen by the Supreme Court and was eventually voided by the Energy Regulatory Commission will undeniably benefit the Aboitiz and Lopez groups. Personally, however, I look at all the innuendoes against Osmena merely as smokescreen to protect the failure of the Aquino administration to address this vital concern. It is the Aquino administration that gave Osmena the argument and the ammunition to accuse it of bad governance. Mindanao’s rotating brownouts proves beyond doubt that the Aquino administration is a big failure in seeing to it that there’s ample power supply for the entire island. Is this not what the Aquino administration is sworn to do? Sadly, it failed to do what it is sworn to do for no the other reasons but incompetence as what Osmena it of. In this regard, I fully agree with him, and perhaps the millions of Mindanaoanons made to suffer because of the current rotating brownouts in the island. A p ower cr isis has multiple ill-effects to the country. Without an ample supply of power, businesses
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A deeper view Jesse E.L. Bacon II will be forced to slowdown especially the manufacturing sector. This is fatal to any economy that pins its redemption on manufacturing. If Aquino does not understand this, then he has no business presiding over the affairs of the State as what his partisan political opponents had been saying. This power crisis will just prove his political foes right. The economic growth rate we experienced last year that is still being sustained up to this point will end for sure in a bust without power. When this happens, there is no one to blame but Aquino for lack of foresight. This administration has consistently shown that it is allergic to criticisms even those that can be considered constructive. If it is truly sensitive to criticisms then it should shape up and do those that are good for the people. Running after the corrupt, haling them to court and even sending them to jail is good. Abolishing in the minds of those who wield power whether economic or political the wangwang mentality is good. Not being corrupt
himself is likewise good. But as President, he is mandated to solve the multifarious problems of the State. The power crisis is one of them. Solving this problem is very compelling because it’ll bring the economy down if it remained unaddressed. In a previous column I said that good intentions on the part of Aquino are not enough for him to become a good President. While good intentions may make him as it is actually making him better than his predecessor, he needs to do even more and do them fast. He should not leave a legacy that will only leave him sneered at by his bosses, the people. Playing partisan politics even up to this point of his presidency is one of them. Not prioritizing the legacies to leave like ensuring that the country is not plunged into darkness at the end of his term is another. To end his term either a boon or bane to the nation is a decision he alone will make. (Reactions at jelbacon@ yahoo.com or at jelbaconii@ gmail.com. Read me also at www.raconteurme.blogspot. com)
Bar topnotcher Pangan, INC’s pride at 100! LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength...” (1 Corinthians 1:25, the Holy Bible). -oooCONGRATULATIONS I N C F OR A N O T H E R ACHIEVEMENT: Topping the 2013 bar is a gift not only for topnotcher Nielson Pangan, not only for his school, the University of the Philippines (UP), but also for his church, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (INC). Pangan’s feat is highly significant for the INC as well, in view of its forthcoming 100 years anniversary celebrations middle of this year. Coupled with the many world records, listed by Guinness, that the INC has been accomplishing especially in the areas of helping the poor and the needy, and in chalking up the most number of churches around the world, Pangan’s performance in the bar is another illustrious feather in the INC’s cap. So, congratulations Pangan, congratulations UP Law, especially to Dean Danny Concepcion, and congratulations INC.
Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio -oooM A K I N G G R E AT LAWYERS IN GRAND MANNER:Then, it should not really be surprising that Pangan topped the bar, even if he ranked only 96 in a batch of 170 students. Any UP graduate has the capacity to become a bar topnotcher, principally considering the style of teaching at the UP College of Law nowadays. Imagine, it is now a normal routine at the College that a one-hour class is made to stretch to about six or more hours, non-stop. And no one is complaining, even if, many a time, UP Law professors resort to publicly berating their students (something that Pangan experienced profusely, I am told), simply because it is a way of making the law clearer and more understandable. It is a way of produc-
ing “great lawyers”, in the manner that former Justice Malcolm intoned: “The business of a law school is not sufficiently described when you merely say it is to teach law and to make lawyers---it is to teach law in the grand manner, and to make great lawyers”. That is what UP Law is all about--teaching law in the grand manner, and making great lawyers! -oooTHE WEAK VS. THE STRONG: What is more, Pangan’s “low” standing at the UP College of Law and his topping the 2013 bar has Biblical precedents. In 1 Corinthians 1:26-29, the Bible is saying that the lowly and the humble are chosen by God to shame the rich, the powerful and the mighty. In part, this verse says: “…But God chose the foolish things of the world to
shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong…” -oooNEWS STORIES ON MEDIA PAY-OFFS UNFAIR: With due respect, it is totally and grossly unfair to be saying, at this point, that pay-offs had been made to prominent media personalities out of the pork barrel funds of lawmakers which were allegedly diverted to bogus or non-existent nongovernmental organizations. The point is that, if the programs or columns of mediamen were tapped to publicize the work of the NGOs, then it is the right of media to be paid. The word “pay-off ” suggests an under-the-table changing of money, which means that money was paid to mediamen either to kill a news story or distort the news. I am sure that, this was not the case with the broadcasters who are being named now as among those who received money from pork barrel. I am sure that these broadcasters somehow gave space or air time to the NGOs and their projects, See PRIDE, page 11
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AMBOANGA City - The City Mayor Beng Climaco expressed hopes that United Nations humanitarian agencies will extend their assistance program for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Zamboanga City saying that the city is not yet capable of being fully independent at this time. This, as Climaco leads government representatives in a meeting with UN humanitarian agencies Tuesday, March 18 for an assessment, revision and possible extension of the Zamboanga Action Plan (ZAP) 2014. Climaco said the assess-
ment of the ZAP is aimed to continue response to cluster needs and gaps for the remaining IDP families in evacuation centers, transition sites and host communities in support of the City Government’s long term plan for siege victims.
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a NOTICE is hereby served to the public that VIERNY L. PACUT has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error in the entry of the child’s SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of VIERNY LUCIP PACUT who was born on September 27, 1990 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are NOLLY D. PACUT and VEGANIA C. LUCIP. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 28 MAR 2014. (SGD.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: MARCH 20, & 27, 2014
Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’ A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES MENELAUS C. GASCON AND LANIE L. ARTATEZ-GASCON,
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-034
MENELAUS C. GASCON AND LANIE L. ARTATEZ-GASCON, Petitioners. X----------------------------------------------------------- /
Since the start of the assistance program, the UN has infused more than $100 million for IDPs in Zamboanga City. This assistance is provided through the interventions by the different UN humanitarian agencies. “We ask the UN to please extend assistance to the city because the framework is only for 6 months. Zamboanga City is not yet capable of being fully independent,” the mayor said in her regular press briefing in City Hall Monday. Nevertheless, she said, the city government along with national government agencies will have to prepare, as sooner or later, the city will be left on its own to tend to the needs of the victims of the September siege. “With our without the UN assistance, we need to work well and do our work well,” she added. As of March 11, a total of 4,873 families or 25,840 individuals remain at the 9 evacuation centers and 5 transitory sites. The evacuation centers include the JEMSC, Cawa-cawa shoreline, Divisoria National High School, Lunzuran Barangay Hall, Sta. Maria Elementary School, Talon-
Mayor Beng Climaco answers questions fielded by members of the Zamboanga media during her regular press briefing Monday in City Hall. Composing the panel of resource speakers were City Police OIC Director Col. Angelito Casimiro, City Fire Marshall Col. Dominador Zabala Jr., City Planning Officer Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, City Health Officer Rodelin Agbulos, ZCWD Technical Services Division OIC Engr. Al Alfonso and Zamcelco GM Engr. George Ledesma. (JOEY BAUTISTA)
talon Elementary School, Talon-talon National High School, Zamboanga East Central School and Don GEMS in Sta. Catalina. Bunkhouses are constructed in 5 areas- JEMSC in Baliwasan, Rio Hondo, Taluksangay, Tulungatung and the Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc. (PTSI) property in Calarian. (Sheila Covarrubias) Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4”h SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City
Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT 4”h SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT 4th Shari’a Judicial District Iligan City IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES HARRY C. SANDI AND AILEEN DELA CRUZ TORQUATOR-SANDI
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-027
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-026
ARNEE B. EVANGELISTA AND GIRLIE R. DESACULA-EVANGELISTA. Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------- /
HARRY C. SANDI AND AILEEN DELA CRUZ TORQUATOR-SANDI. Petitioners. x---------------------------------------------------------------- /
IN RE: PETITION TO APPROVE AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES ARNEE B. EVANGELISTA AND GIRLIE R. DESACULA-EVANGELISTA
Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on August 6, 2004 at Taguig, Metro Manila, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Iligan City and at MB2 Unit 511 Diego Silang, Ususan, Taguig. Metro Manila, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2006 they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation since early port of 2006 or for more than eight (8) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on August 6, 2004 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on March 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of genera! circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 5th day of March 2014.
Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce tiled by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others: That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on May 7, 2003 at Philippine Consulate General, Milan, Italy, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Zaide Law Office 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City. The said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they are separated for over nine (9) years already, they decided to separate live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; Since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on May 7, 2003 so that they will be free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Oder be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of March, 2014.
O R D ER Before this court is verified Petition for the approval and Registration of the Divorce filed by the petitioners through counsel and alleging among others. That petitioners are husband and wife respectively in a marriage performed under civil rites on September 20, 2007 at San Juan City, they converted to Islam faith of which conversions to Islam were duly Registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and other legal processes relative to this case at c/o Zaide Law Office 2nd Flr., Pafs Mejia Bldg., Roxas Ave., Iligan City. The said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioners and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated for over five (5) years already, they decided to separate line physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other, neither minding each other’s affairs; Petitioner’s seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on September 20, 2007 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; Reconciliation between them had already been diligently employed but all proves futile. WHEREFORE, finding this joint petition to be sufficient Inform and substance set the initial hearing of this case on March 27, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of General Circulation in the City of Iligan one week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of March, 2014.
(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
(Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
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Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’s Judicial district Iligan City IN RE: PETITON FOR RECOGNITION AND REGISTRATION OF JUDGEMENT FOR DISSOLUTION OF MERRIAGE BETWEEN DAVID V. ITUM AND LLANIE Y. ITUM ON THEIR CERTIFICATES OF MERRIAGE WTH REGISTRY NOS. 91-249 AND 99-00200,
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Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’s Judicial district Iligan City
Republic of the Philippines FOURTH SHARI’A CIRCUIT COURT Fourth Shari’s Judicial district Iligan City CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-031
LLANIE YANOC ITUM, Petitioner, x------------------------------------------------ / ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed first by church wedding on June 5, 1991 at Tubod, Lanao del Norte and then later in civil rite before Municipal Mayor of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental on July 23, 1999, the two weddings were both registered with both registered with the respective Local Civil Registries and National Statistics Office (NSO). Petitioner has been a Muslim by conversion, who embraced Islam religion as her new found faith, by reason of her intellectual choice, which conversion of Islam was duly registered with this court, both of them can be served with summons and notices at their respective addresses at Llaya, Iligan City and at Acacia St., Carmen Cagayan de Oro City, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2002, they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation since early part of 2002 or for more than twelve (12) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond by church wedding on June 5, 1991 and by civil rite on July 23, 1999, so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on March 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
IN RE: PETITON TO APPROVED AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES JICKER JOHN B. JABAGAT AND JENNELYN A. BAÑACO-JABAGAT,
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-024
JICKER JOHN B. JABAGAT AND JENNELYN A. BAÑACO-JABAGAT, Petitioners, x---------------------------------------------------------------- / ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on November 10, 1997 at Quezon City, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons, notices and other legal processes relative to this case at 0263 Phase 2 Dona Maria Subd., Bara-as, Iligan City; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they separated since early part of 2006, they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; they had been separated for over five (5) years now (in fact and in bed) since March 8, 2008, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on November 10, 1997 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on March 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
IN RE: PETITON TO APPROVED AND REGISTER THE DIVORCE OF SPOUSES RONALD B. ENTERINA AND NORLITA P. CALINAO-ENTERINA,
CIVIL CASE NO. 2014-029
RONALD B. ENTERINA AND NORLITA P. CALINAO-ENTERINA, Petitioners, x---------------------------------------------------------------- / ORDER Before this court is a verified Joint Petition for the issuance of Judicial Decree of Divorce filed by their Counsel and alleging among others: That petitioner and respondent are husband and wife, respectively, in a marriage performed under Civil rite on October 1, 2002 at San Juan, Metro Manila, they converted to Islam faith, of which conversions to Islam were registered with this Court, both of them can be served with summons, and notices at their respective address at 0075 A. Sabayle St., Iligan City and at A Rea D. Blk. 256 Lot 17, Sapang Palay, Bulacan, respectively; That said marriage did not last long, due to lack of love and affection until the relationship manifested incompatibility and sustained misunderstanding between petitioner and respondent and reached the point of irreconcilability and they had been separated after one month of their marriage in 2002 or for over twelve (12) years already, they decided to live physically in bed and board thereby executed Divorce Agreement in order to formalize their separation; since their separation in 2002 or for more than twelve (12) years now, they had never been communicating or supporting either financially or emotionally to each other; neither minding each other’s affairs; petitioner and respondent seek judicial decree of divorce thereby severing their marriage bond on October 1, 2002 so that they will have free hand to do what a single man or woman could do without marital burden; reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation between them is no longer a remedy, as all efforts necessary for possible reconciliation had already been diligently employed but all proved futile. WHEREFORE, finding this Joint Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on March 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. at which time, date and place, any interested party may appear and show why the petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Iligan once a week for the three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Iligan City, Philippines, this 4th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) HON. OSOP M. ALI Presiding Judge MDN: Mar. 6, 13 & 20, 2014
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AVAO CITY – A leader of a Moro organization here said that there is still hope for peace in the country if the “corrupt government” will be headed by Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
“I hope he accepts the challenge to be the country’s next president. He can put our country in order,” said Moro National Front of the Philippines (MNLF) Davao City Chairman Orlando Olamit. MNLF members marked the 46th year anniversary of the Jabidah masscre at the Rizal Park Tuesday.
Jabidah was the commando unit created by the Marcos government for its Operation Merdeka. “What happened was that our brothers were forcibly conscripted to fight our other brothers (in Sabah) and when they refused they were massacred,” said Olamit. The massacre fueled
the Moro rebellion in the 1970s and gave birth to the founding of the MNLF by Nur Misuari. Duterte earlier said he will consult with Misuari should he decide to become a presidential candidate in 2016. Meanwhile, Suara Bangsamoro, Liga ng Kabataang Moro (Leagu of Moro Youth) and Moro human rights group Kawagib led a protest in Tantawan Park in Cotabato City to commemorate the massacre. In a statement sent to the media, Suara Bangsamoro Spokesperson Jerome Succor Aba said that “Ang paggunita sa araw ng Jabidah Masaker
ay pagalala din sa naging lakas at giting ng maraming kapatid nating moro na lumaban para sa katarungan, hustisya, at pagsulong para sa sariling pagpapsya (The commemoration of the Jabidah Massacre is also to remember the strength and courage of our Moro brothers who fought for justice and the right for self-determination.)” “Makalipas ang apat na dekada ng Jabidah Massacre, nananatiling walang pagbago sa pamumuhay ng Bangsamoro bagkus sa panunungkulan ni Noynoy Aquino mas tumindi ang kawalang katarungan, disSee leader, page 11
Rotary Golf tournament at Apo March 22 THE Rotary Club of Central Davao and GVOYZ Golf Club Inc. are holding their first Open Golf tournamenton March 22 at the Apo Golf and Country Club. “Proceeds of this tournament will go to the civic oriented projects including our beneficiary schools,” said tournament chairman Engr. Art Escalante at the SCOOP Session of The Royal Mandaya Hotel last Tuesday. Mode of play is an 18hole Molave individual competition with a tournament fee of P1,800 inclusive of Mulligan, Nike T-shirt and bag. “A brand new motorcycle and two LED TVs are the hole-in-one prizes courtesy
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Transport group opposes Urban Sustainable Transport Project in Davao City DAVAO City - A Filipino transport and drivers' group called Transmision Piston-Southern Mindanao have protested Tuesday the Urban Sustainable Transport Project being pushed by the government through the so-called public private partnership. The group said the project would not only have a serious impact to public transport drivers, but will also affect the poor majority here. Transport drivers have been steadily protesting the project. But according to the Asian Development Bank which is involved in the project, there is a need for a sustainable transport system in Davao City. In the project rationale, it said: "Strong economic growth has generated rapidly growing demand for travel within urban centers such as Davao. Worsening congestion, higher travel times and costs, deteriorating local air quality, and a failing road safety record are all symptoms of a transport system under pressure. Sustainable urban transport systems have modern, efficient, and affordable public transport services at their core."
"Public transport is the main mode of transport in Davao, accounting for 80% of trips. The public transport system has tricycles primarily for short trips and jeepneys, or multi-cab vehicles for longer distances within the city. Regulations governing Davao s public transport system are outdated, the city lacks an effective transport masterplan, and institutions responsible for managing urban transport presently do not coordinate their planning and enforcement. Current public transport routes, the coverage area, connectivity, and the frequency of service are poorly planned and fail to provide satisfactory service." The project - with a 1$ million technical fund is being implemented by the ADB, Department of Transportation and Communications, Davao City government and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction. "Public transport is not a choice for many; it is the only mode available to them. The vast majority of Davao’s population does not have access to private See opposes, page 11
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35 illegal structures in Lake Sebu demolished GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Environment workers in South Cotabato province have demolished an initial 35 illegal structures in parts of Lake Sebu as part of the continuing massive cleanup of the critical lake. Lake Sebu Mayor Antonio Fungan said among those demolished were resort cottages, fish cages and other structures situated in the initial 20 meters from the lakeshore and those located near the outlets of the lake. He said the demolition team, which comprised personnel from the municipal government and the Provincial Environment Management Office, also destroyed several shanties that were illegally put up along the lake. The structures were demolished for violation of the provisions of the municipal revenue code, which sets the proper use of the lake waters and resources, he said. “The demolition activities are presently ongoing and we will not stop until we finally clean up the lake of these illegal structures,” the mayor said in a radio interview. The demolition team launched the cleanup of the illegal lake structures two weeks ago based on an order issued by the municipal government and the provincial government of South Cotabato. Fungan said they initially scheduled the start of the demolition last January 20 but was eventually deferred until February 11 based on a request from the affected sectors. He said they approved the temporary suspension of the demolition or cleanup after local fish cage and resort operators promised to demolish their illegally-built structures themselves. The mayor said that prior to the start of the demolition activities, the affected fish cage and resort operators asked for another stay until June supposedly to give them enough time to self-demolish. “We did not give in
already affected by the fishkill, which occurred in eastern and western sections of the lake. Muyco said the latest fish kill, which was the first this year, was caused anew by kamahong, a phenomenon that is mainly caused by the sudden rise in the water’s temperature. Kamahong, which usually occurs during the rainy season, triggers the rise of sulfuric acid in the lake’s waters that eventually cause the fish kill. Artacho said the demolition team is currently preparing to clear another 100 meters of the lake’s passage way of illegal fish cages. He added that out of the existing 5,282 fish er fishkill in the area. cages at the lake, some Lake warden Rudy 1,374 are yet to be demolMuyco said some 54 ished by the team. (Minfish cage operators were daNews)
tal of 68.219 metric tons to their request as we felt are considered illegal. In January, the munic- of tilapia worth around we’ve given them enough time already and it’s now ipal government of Lake P5.2 million had been time to properly imple- Sebu reported that a to- devastated due to anothment the regulations governing the lake,” he said. Meantime, Zaldy Artacho, Lake Sebu muHow to play the game? building problem nicipal agriculturist and drain bricks hod carrier plumber Fill in completely every rows, electrician builder labourer sand among those supervising columns and diagonals of felt carpenter ladder scaffolding the demolition activities, each puzzle without repitition foreman cement mixer tiles foundation digger painter tember said in a statement that of the same digit. hard hat doors pipes windows they have so far cleared the first 20 meters from the lakeshore and re-established the passage way to the lake’s outlets. He said most of the lake’s designated passage ways had been covered with illegal structures, which now occupy two to three kilometers from the lake’s shores. Artacho said the demolished structures comprised of two concrete resort cottages, six semiconcrete cottages and 27 fish cages and other light structures. The provincial government of South Cotabato and the municipal govacross 34. Rope clasp ernment issued the go 1. Chicago’s state: abbr. 37. Anger signal for the demolition 3. Valuable gem 38. Crazy of illegal structures along 10. Also 39. Hang down Lake Sebu to help address 12. Bush’s former group 40. Church official 13. Condensation 41. Italian river its deteriorating condi 1 4. Tender DOWN tion. 16. The Da Vinci__ 1. Possessive According to an as 17. Strange 2. Bega or Bonnevie sessment made by the 18. Chum 4. Boric_ Bureau of Fisheries and 19. Colors 5. Hole 21. Dry grass 6. Father Aquatic Resources, the 2 2. Note 7. Billy the rocker lake is considered over 24. Donkey 8. Scarlet crowded making major 25. Fish feature 9. Mama sheep fish kills imminent. 26. Rodent 11. Woodwinds 27. Cagayan _ 15. Drs. It said about 21 per 2 8. Nourished 16. Isle cent of the lake is cur 29. Type of tree 18. Cooking’vessel rently occupied by tila 30. Propagate 19. Owned pia fish cages and other 31. Money in Sapporo 20. Exploit 32. Change course 21. Kept structures, most of which
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kriminasyon at paglabag sa karapatang pantao. Patuloy na biktima ng pang-aapi at panunupil ng estado ang bangsamoro (After four decades of the Jabidah Massacre, nothing changed in the lives of the Bangsamoro people. The Aquino government has only intensified injustice, discrimination and human rights violations),” said Aba. He cited victims of the government’s counter-insurgency program such as Asmayra Usman, Monladin Kamid and Gayle Miraato. “We urge the people to unite and fight for the right to self-determination to achieve peace based on justice. As we remember Jabidah, let us also remember our unity to fight for our rights,” added Aba. (davaotoday.com)
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Chief of Police of Ozamiz City, together with other RSOG and 11 policemen, who receive the medals for their laudable achievement during a successful operation, resulting in the arrest of Cosain Radiamoda. Radiamoda is listed in the DND-DILG as “Philippines’ Most Wanted Person” for rebellion and a recovery of one MK2 Fragmentation Grenade on February 25, 2014, at Barangay Payong, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte. “Their determination and courage is a clear manifestation of their dedication and professionalism, thereby contributing to the positive performance of the command. Thus, the awardees displayed the highest commitment to duty worthy of emulation by his peers not only in Police regional Of-
fice 10, but also in the entire Philippine National Police,” Chief Supt. Genabe said. Other awardee of this period is the Bukidnon Provincial Police Office for conducting the most number of operations against loose firearms among PPOs and CPOs for the period January to February 2014. The Bukidnon Provincial Police Office conducted a total of 15 operations, resulting in the arrest 18 persons and confiscation of 18 firearms, consisting of 13 high-powered firearms and five low-powered firearms and the filing of 14 cases in court. The medals and awards were duly signed by P/Supt. Jerry Camannong Linsagan, OIC-regional chief directorial staff and P/Sr. Supt. Orlando Aporado Benas, chief, Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division, and by the commander of the Northern Mindanao, Chief Supt. Genabe Jr.
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Macauyag said the Crimindal Investigation and Detection Group has named Dongon as a suspect in the Maxandrea bombing in October 2012 and in the Limketkai bombing in July 2013. He said the CIDG included Dongon when it refiled the case of the Maxandrea bombing “this time with witnesses pointing to Dongon as one of the four guys who caused the bombing.” Macauyag said the Maxandrea is expected to be resolved by April. The CIDG also included Dongon among the additional respondents to the Limketkai case but Macauyag said there are “no witnesses pointing to Dongon” in this incident. Some 30 additional respondents who are allegedly members of Khalifa Islamiya Mindanao were included by the CIDG in the Limketkai bombing case against a certain Usman Haphids and John Does. Macauyag, however, said they still await eviudences to be submitted by the CIDG before proceeding with the case. He said it was learned that Dongon was arrested in Marawi City last May 2013 “for possession of explosives” but because of “lapses” was later released. The Limketkai bombing case is pending at the Regional Trial Court Branch 20 although a warrant of arrest has been issued against the suspects. Macauyag said they are waiting for the suspects to be arrested. Eight persons wer killed and more than 40 were injured in the Limketkai bombing while two were killed and two were injured in the Maxandrea bombing.
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Jr., PNP-10 Regional Director, also ordered the Cagayan de Oro Police and the Regional Investigation Division in Camp Alagar
to coordinate with the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the filing of administrative case against the two PNP personnel. The NBI-10 personnel arrested Police Supt. Michael John Q. Deloso, Chief Traffic Unit, Cagayan de Oro City Police Office and PO3 Ernesto B. Galleto also assigned with Traffic Unit COCPO last Monday afternoon for alleged for alleged extortion. Pareja said that Genabe has also directed the Cagayan de Oro City police director to immediately relieve the two police officers fromt heir assignments pending result of the investigation. Pol. Senior Supt. Graciano J. Mijares, Director of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO), told the PNA that the two police officers are now facing administrative charges with grave misconduct which penalizes erring police personnel possible dismissal from the service. He said that Deloso and Gallete were disarmed. “The police officers are now restricted with the city’s police headquarters,” Mijares added. CRIS DIAZ, EXEC. ED. MDN
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“We are inviting business leaders and prospective investors in this very active sector,” said Eileen C. Escobar-San Juan, the city’s Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer. “Other interested parties are welcome as long as they pre-register with our office.” In the agri-business forum, A. Brown Energy Resources Development, Inc. will present investment opportunities in oil palm; Rocky Mountain, coffee, and; San Miguel Corp., cassava. The Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) will also deliver a presentation on available windows for financing. This forum comes in the wake of the successful Cagayan de Oro Business Forum held at the Intercontinental Manila last February 12. During that forum, testimonials on Cagayan de Oro as a strategic choice for doing business in were delivered by A. Brown, Pueblo de Oro, Philippine Investment Management (PHINMA), Inc., and Ayala Land, Inc.
R.A. 10172 Form No. (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Camiguin MUNICIPALITY OF MAHINOG -oooNOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, a notice is hereby served to the public that CLARA BACHANICHA CASTING has filed with this Office a petition for CORRECTION OF GENDER/SEX from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of REGIE BACHANICHA CASTINO who was born on 11 JUNE 1979 at SAN ISIDRO. MAHINOG, CAMIGUIN and whose parents are BEBIANO CASTINO and CLARA BACHANICHA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than April 8. 2014. (Sgd.) MERCY B. JAJALLA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Mar. 20 & 27, 2014
Leading economists and Or contact 0916.1705993. even the USAID affirmed Cagayan de Oro’s viability for sustainable development. from page 1 The students, many of whom were Cagayan de Oro City of typhoons Sendong and Pablo, is a USAID partner under survivors were made to have an emergency but the “Cities Development orderly evacuation from the second Initiative,” which aims to floor of a school building to simulate a empower secondary cities powerful earthquake. “Hold on to the rails when you go as engines of growth by down a building,” the drill instructor strengthening and enhanc- advised the students who were listening ing their competitive advan- inside the school gym. “Dive, cover, hold!” the drill instructor tage. The other Philippine and the students repeated over and over cities in this program are the survival mantra during the nationwide Batangas City and Iloilo earthquake drill on Wednesday, March 19. Grade 5 teacher Vicky Cainoy said City. the students went down the school Cagayan de Oro has also building with their hands on top of their been named the country’s heads to cover them from falling debris. “One of my students put off the most competitive city by connection to all our applithe government’s National electrical ances and after checking that all of Competitiveness Council. my students have gone out, I left. I was The upcoming agri-busi- the last person to leave,” Cainoy said. Ramon Vener Monsanto, head of the ness forum is supported by CDRRMC said teachers should only leave the Board of Investments, the classroom after all their students Department of Trade and have safely evacuated. “In this drill we are looking at the Industry, and the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Com- teachers’ and students’ actions after the earthquake siren was sounded,” Monsanto merce and Industry (Oro said. (Froilan Gallardo/MindaNews) Chamber). For more information EXTRA-JUDICIAL about the agri-business foSETTLEMENT WITH A DEED rum or to pre-register for OF ABSOLUTE SALE the same forum, please visit OF A PARCEL OF LAND the INVEST Office at the Cagayan de Oro Investment Notice is hereby given that the Promotions Center, 3/F intestate estate of the deceased South Wing, Legislative ROBERTO SORIA TALENTO, Building, City Hall Com- who died January 13, 1994 in plex, Cagayan de Oro City. Cagayan de Oro Medical Center,
Notice Notice is hereby given that the estate of the spouses Agelio E. Lim and Bonifacia P. Chaves located at Catuhogan Hubangon, Tupsan Pequeño. San Jose and San Roque, all of Mahinog Camiguin; Subucan, Cuña, Bonbon, and Alangilan, all of Sagay, Camiguin, have been extrajudicially settled among heirs as per Doc. No. 2535; Page No. 99, Book No. X111: Series of 2014 before Ex-Officio Notary Public Judge Emmanuel W. Paderanga. MDN: March 21, 28 & Apr. 4, 2014
EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE SPOUSES ABRAHAM AND JOVENCIA GALANGQUE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased SPOUSES ABRAHAM AND JOVENCIA GALANGQUE, who died on December 20, 1990 and November 12, 1995, both in Liguayan, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental respectively; left a certain real property registered in the name of ABRAHAM GALANGQUE, which is situated in Benigwayan, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental and more particularly described as follows; TAX DECLARATION NO. 08-17-0003-01802; Registered owner: ABRAHAM GALANGQUE; Location of Property: Benigwayan, Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; Cadastral Lot No. Identical to Lot No. 37808, Cad-237; Area: 33,982 square meters; is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATE OF THE SPOUSES ABRAHAM AND JOVENCIA GALANGQUE, made and entered into by and among; 1. LEONIE P. GALANGQUE, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Alubijid, Misamis Oriental; 2. RODENIO P. GALANGQUE, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City; are the legitimate children and sole/compulsory/ surviving heirs. The parties agree that this property shall belong to LEONIE P. GALANGQUE. As per Doc. No. 483; Page No. 97; Book No. 134; Series of 2009; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: MAR. 20, 27 & APR. 3, 2014
Tiano Nacalaban St., Cagayan de Oro City. At the time of his death, left a Parcel of land situated in the Barrio of Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao and more particularly described as follows; TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-54567 “A PARCEL OF LAND (Lot 5, Block 13, Pcs-10-000599), being a consolidation & Subdivision of Lots 22031-C & 4382-A, Psd-10-010426), situated in the Barrio of Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (113) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH A DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND, made and entered by and between; ROSALINDA TALENTO ONDIN, ROMEO SORIA TALENTO, JOSEFINA TALENTO REDONDO, JULIETA TALENTO HUTAMARES, MARY ANN TALENTO ANG, IMELDA TALENTO FERNANDEZ, SUSAN TALENTO CAMINGAWAN, all of legal age, Filipino citizen, married, with residence and postal address at Zone 1 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City AND LYDIA SORIA TALENTO AND LILIAN SORIA TALENTO, both of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, with residence and postal address at Zone 1 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the HEIRS/VENDORS/SELLERS; AND MARLON TABOCLAON FERNANDEZ, likewise of legal age, Filipino citizen, married to IMELDA TALENTO FERNANDEZ, with residence and postal address at Zone 1 Bulua, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter referred to as the BUYER/VENDEE; that the above-named parties, are all of legal age, are the legitimate children and sole heirs. That for and in consideration of the sum of THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE THOUSAND PESOS (PHP 375,000.00) Philippine Currency is hereby acknowledge by the VENDOR after the amount is paid in hand by the VENDEE/S the VONDER/S hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY the above described parcel of land, a PORTION ON ONE HUNDRED THIRTEEN (113) SQUARE METERS, more or less. As per Doc. No.___; Page No. ___; Book No.___; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. EMELITO J. MARQUIÑO. MDN: MAR. 20, 27 & APR. 3, 2014
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REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Pacific Center Building San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center Pasig City IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE POWER PURCHASE AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT BETWEEN AGUSAN DEL SUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, AND PEAK POWER SAN FRANCISCO, INC.
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AGUSAN DEL SUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, AND PEAK POWER SAN FRANCISCO, INC., Joint Applicants. x-----------------------------------------x
the publication of this Application appeared and the corresponding Affidavit of Publication from the publisher of such newspaper attesting to such publication are attached hereto as Annexes “I” and “I-1”. Statement of Facts and of the Case 9. Peakpower Energy, Inc. (PEI), the mother company of Applicant PSFI sent a letter to the Board of Directors of ASELCO offering to build, operate and maintain an embedded power generation facility within the franchise area of ASELCO which would be aimed at addressing the adverse effects of the current power crisis in Mindanao and to supply the peaking power requirements of ASELCO. ASELCO received and evaluated other power supply offers from other potential suppliers as discussed further below. In the course of the evaluation of the different power supply offers received, the representatives of PSFI made a presentation to the Board of Directors of ASELCO on their power supply offer.
10. As will be discussed further below, ASELCO thereafter determined that the power supply offer of PEI/PSFI was the most advantageous due to the reasons cited below. Thereafter, Joint Applicants commenced negotiations for the execution of the PPTA. Applicant ASELCO considered the need to address, at the soonest possible time, the need for additional generating capacity due to the current Mindanao power crisis as well as APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE the security of the long term power supply requirements of the consumers POWER PURCHASE AND TRANSFER AGREEMENT in its franchise area which is projected to increase yearly from 2013 and With Prayer for Issuance of a Provisional Authority onwards. The power supply of ASELCO has been adversely affected by the continued decrease of the contracted capacity allocated under the AGUSAN DEL SUR ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE (ASELCO) and PEAK Transition Supply Contract/Contract for the Supply of Electric Energy POWER SAN FRANCISCO, INC. (PSFI), through the undersigned counsels (TSC/CSEE) by the National Power Corporation/Power Sector Assets and and unto the Honorable Commission, most respectfully state that: Liabilities Management Corp. (NPC/PSALM) to ASELCO. Parties to the Case
ASELCO DEMAND-SUPPLY SITUATION AND PROJECTIONS 1. Applicant ASELCO is an electric cooperative duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, 11. The franchise area of ASELCO had a total peak power demand with principal office address at San Francisco, Agusan del Sur. It has been of 25.728 MW in the year 2012. Currently, ASELCO sources its electric granted a franchise by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) power requirements from the following suppliers: to distribute electric service in the City of Bayugan and the municipalities of San Francisco, Prosperidad, Rosario Trento, Bunawan, Veruela, Sta. a) 7.893 MW (Average) from NPC/PSALM under a TSC/CSEE Josefa, Loreto, Sibagat, Esperanza, Talacogon, La Paz and San Luis, all with a term until December 25, 2016; in the Province of Agusan del Sur. A Copy of its NEA Certificate of Regb) 10 MW from the Mapalad Power Corp. under a Power istration is attached to this Application as Annex “A”. Supply Agreement until March 13, 2016; c) 5 MW from the Therma Marine Inc., (TMI) under an interim 2. Applicant PSFI is a domestic corporation duly organized and existPower Supply Contract; ing under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines with principal office d) 2.835 MW balance will be sourced from the Interim Mindanao address at 3304C West Tower, Tektite Towers, Philippine Stock Exchange Electricity Market (IMEM), but only if such is available. Center, Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. PSFI is in the process of constructing and installing a 1 x 5.2 MW (Gross) Bunker/Diesel-fired 12. Applicant ASELCO projects that the demand within its franchise power plant, which it shall own, operate, and maintain, for the duration of area will grow by at 6.13 % a year from. Thus, by 2014, ASELCO will need the Cooperation Period, located at the ASELCO Head Office Compound, an additional 8.8MW of power supply. Thus, assuming that power from National Highway, Brgy. San Isidro, Municipality of San Francisco, Province the IMEM is not available, ASELCO immediately needs an additional 11.6 of Agusan del Sur (the “Power Plant”). MW of power just to ensure that it will have enough contracted capacity to meet the requirements of its franchise area. A portion of this is what is 3. Copies of PSFI’s Certificate of Registration, Articles of Incorporation sought to be supplied under the PPTA by PSFI. and latest General Information Sheet are attached hereto as Annexes “B”, “C”, and “D” respectively and all made integral parts hereof. Applicant 13. The Department of Energy (DOE) has projected that the Mindanao PSFI has applied for registration with the Board of Investments (BOI) and Grid will have a projected deficit of 120 to 280 MW in generating capacity hereby undertakes to submit its BOI Certificate of Registration once the by 2015 and a further deficit of 50-200MW onwards to 2020. A copy of same is issued; the Mindanao supply demand projections for 2013 to 2020 as projected by the DOE in the draft 2013 Power Development Plan (PDP), is attached 4. A summary of the relevant technical characteristics of the Power hereto as Annex “J” and made an integral part hereof. Plant is attached hereto as Annex “E” and made an integral part hereof. 14. Further, the supply by NPC/PSALM of power to ASELCO under the 5. A summary/description of the relevant facilities necessary to con- TSC was originally for 10.765 MW (Average) but currently, NPC/PSALM is nect the Power Plant directly to the distribution system/grid of ASELCO is only able to supply 7.893 MW (Average) and this is projected to decrease attached as Annex “F” hereof. further especially during the summer months when the water level in the hydroelectric plants of NPC is low. Nature of the Application 15. Thus, there is no assurance that ASELCO can rely on the supply 6. Pursuant to Rule 20 (B) of the Energy Regulatory Commission’s of power from NPC/PSALM at the contracted levels in their TSC/CSEE. Rules of Practice and Procedure (the “ERC Rules”) and other pertinent Further, there is no assurance that there will always be electricity availrules and regulations, this Application is being submitted to this Honor- able in the IMEM. This will result in the unpredictability of the supply to able Commission for the approval of the Power Purchase and Transfer the consumers of ASELCO and may expose ASELCO to the high prices Agreement (“PPTA”) entered into by and between Joint Applicants ASELCO of electricity in the interim spot market. and PSFI. A copy of the PPTA is attached as Annex “G” of this Application and made an integral part hereof. 16. A copy of the Certification from PSALM that it cannot supply the additional requirements of ASELCO beyond the contracted energy and Compliance with Pre-Filing Requirements equivalent demand under their TSC/CSEE is attached hereto as Annex “K” and made an integral part hereof. 7. In compliance with the pre-filing requirements mandated under Rule 3, Section 4 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Details on the Procurement Process undertaken by ASELCO Act No. 9136, otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 or the EPIRA, and Rule 6 of the 2006 ERC Rules of Practice and 17. As stated, Applicant PSFI through PEI, sent a letter to Applicant Procedure, Joint Applicants furnished the legislative bodies of the local ASELCO offering to supply power from the Power Plant that PSFI shall government units where they principally operate with a copy of the present finance, build and operate within the franchise area of ASELCO and which Application together with all the annexes and accompanying documents. PSFI would transfer to ASELCO at the end of the Cooperation Period Copies of the Affidavits of Service on the Presiding Officer or Secretary under the then proposed PPTA. ASELCO received power supply offers or their duly authorized representatives, of the legislative bodies of the from other potential power suppliers namely: Province of Agusan del Sur and the Municipality of San Francisco, where Applicants both principally operate, attesting to the fact of such service a. 5 Megawatts from the Coal-Fired Power Plant to be built by are attached hereto as Annexes “H” to “H-2”. San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation; b. 1.6 Megawatt Photovoltaic Solar System with Diesel Gen 8. In addition, Joint Applicants caused the publication of the instant erating Set from Lim Solar Philippines; Application in its entirety in a newspaper of general circulation within the c. 5 Megawatts from the Coal-Fired Power Plant to be built by Franchise Area of Applicant ASELCO. Copies of the newspaper where See application, page 13
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Filinvest Development Corporation. 18. After evaluating the foregoing offers, Applicant ASELCO determined that the offer from San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation and Filinvest Development Corporation would be available only by 2016 at the earliest since their respective coal plants would still have to be built and such would take around thirty six months to construct. Thus, the offers from San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation and Filinvest Development Corporation would not address the immediate need for additional generating capacity of ASELCO due to the power crisis currently being experienced in Mindanao. Further, the supply offered by both San Miguel Consolidated Power Corporation and Filinvest Development Corporation would come from baseload coal fired power plants while the immediate requirement of ASELCO was for supply during its peak demand hours. ASELCO also determined that the offer from Lim Solar Philippines was expensive due to the price of the solar panels and the generating unit would use diesel fuel.
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26. Initial Delivery Date. The Initial Delivery Date under the PPTA was agreed to be one (1) year from the issuance of the ECC by the DENR for the Power Plant and not later than ninety (90) days thereafter. 27. Electricity Fees. The Electricity Fees under the PPTA as amended by the LOA are as follows: SCHEDULE 8 ELECTRICITY FEES Electricity fees = fixed fees + variable fees + actual fuel costs + actual lube costs Where: Fixed fees = Capacity Fees + [Fixed O&M Fees x ifFOM]
Capacity Fee = Fixed Capacity Fee x Contracted Capacity
Capacity Fee = Fixed Capacity Fee x Contracted Capacity
Fixed O&M Fees = Fixed O&M Fees x Contracted Capacity
Fixed O&M Fees = Fixed O&M Fees x Contracted Capacity
Fixed Capacity Capacity Fee 19. Applicant ASELCO determined that the offer of PEI/PSFI was the Fixed Fee==P1,370.00/kw/month P1,370.00/kw/month most advantageous among the offers it received since: Fixed Fixed O&M O&MFees Fees == P350.00/kw/month P350.00/kw/month a) PSFI would finance and build a brand new power plant that would use less expensive bunker fuel; Contracted Capacity per perUnit Unit==5,000kw 5,000kw Contracted Capacity b) The power plant would be available at the soonest time to address the power supply deficiency in the franchise area ifFOM = 0.6 x PhCPIc + 0.4 x EUc x FinPPIc of ASELCO as PSFI was obligated to construct the Power PhCPIb EUb FinPPIb Plant within one year from the issuance of the required Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) by the DENR; c) PSFI would guarantee the operational efficiency of the power Variable Fees = energy fee x E plant in terms of fuel consumption and availability; Variable Fees = energy fee x E d) There is no requirement for a minimum energy off-take under E = total electricity delivered for the billing month in kwh’s the proposed PPTA of PSFI; E = total electricity delivered for the billing month in kwh’s e) Further, since PSFI proposed to construct the Power Plant Energy Fee Fee == P0.50/kwh within the franchise area of ASELCO and connect it directly Energy P0.50/kwh to the latter’s distribution system, it will not be subject to transmission charges and will not be susceptible to outages Actual Fuel Fuel costs raterate x price of fuel Actual costs==EEx xfuel fuelconsumption consumption x price of fuel in the transmission grid. f) At the end of the Cooperation Period, PSFI will transfer the Fuel rate= =0.24 0.24 liters (guaranteed at 100% dis-or a Fuel consumption consumption rate liters perper kwhkwh (guaranteed at 100% dispatch) Power Plant to ASELCO for no consideration. patch) or actual consumption whichever is lower, consumption whichever is lower, escalated by 1.5% pe g) ASELCO would obtain ownership of the Power Plant within escalated by 1.5% per year its franchise area without any outright financial out lays and Price of of fuel fuel = actual delivered without need for obtaining any loans; Price = actual deliveredprice priceofofbunker bunkerfuel fueltotoSELLER SELLERfor forthe thebilling bill- m pesos per liter and supported by the delivery invoices of the fuel s ing month in pesos per liter and supported by the delivery 20. Due to the foregoing determinations, Applicant ASELCO entered invoices of the fuel supplier/s of SELLER of SELLER into the subject PPTA with PEI on 29 May 2013, after a series of negotiations, with the aim of ensuring the security, affordability and reliability of Actual lubricantconsumption consumption rate x price of lubricant Actual Lube Lube Costs Costs ==EExxlubricant rate x price of lubricant its supply of power for its consumers at the soonest possible time and to meet the demand growth in its franchise area in the future and to avoid Lube consumption rate = 0.002 liters per kwh or actual consumption 0.002 liters kwh or actual consumption whichever the potential exposure to spot market price volatility. Under the PPTA, Lube consumption rate = whichever is per lower lower PEI could assign all of its rights and obligations therein to its subsidiary project company that would undertake the Power Plant project. PEI there- Price of Lubricants = actual delivered price of lubricants to SELLER for after incorporated Applicant PSFI as the subsidiary project company that Price of Lubricants =the billingmonth in pesos per liter to and supported by bil actual delivered price of lubricants SELLER for the would assume all of PEI’s rights and perform all of its obligations under the delivery lubricant month in pesosinvoices per liter of andthe supported bysupplier/s the deliveryofinvo the PPTA with Applicant ASELCO. SELLER the lubricant supplier/s of SELLER
21. After the execution of the PPTA, Applicant PSFI immediately ap- PhCPIc = Philippine CPI for the biling month for all items published by the Philippine CPI for the biling month for all items published plied for the ECC for the Power Plant project. On 19 February 2014, the PhCPIc NSO = NSO DENR issued ECC No. ECC-R13-1401-0009 for the Power Plant of PSFI. Copies of the said ECC are attached hereto as Annex “L” and made an PhCPIb = Base Philippine CPI as of December, 2012 integral part hereof. PhCPIb = Base Philippine CPI as of December, 2012 EUc = Euro Dollar – Philippine Peso exchange rate for the billing month, 22. Applicant PSFI has already requested a Certification from the DOE byEuro the Dollar Banko–Sentral ng Peso Pilipinas EUc as published = Philippine exchange rate for the billing certifying that the Power Plant is classified as a “Committed” generation as published by the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas facility and is consistent with the PDP. Joint Applicants hereby undertake EUb = Base Euro Dollar – Philippine Peso exchange rate as of December to submit such Certification to the Honorable Commission as soon as such 2012, as published by the Banko Sentral ng Pilipinas EUb = Base Euro Dollar – Philippine Peso exchange rate as of De is received from the DOE. FinPPIc = Finland Producers Index for Pilipinas the billing 2012, as Price published byfor theManufacturing Banko Sentral ng EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND ABSTRACT OF THE month, as published by the International Monetary Fund ELECTRIC POWER PURCHASE AGREEMENT FinPPIc = Finland Producers Price Index for Manufacturing for the FinPPIb = Base Finland Producers Price Index for Manufacturing, as of billing month, as published by the International Monetary 23. Executive Summary. Under the PPTA, PSFI undertakes finance, December 2012, as published by the International Monetary construct, operate, maintain and eventually transfer a brand new, complete Fund = Base Finland Producers Price Index for Manufacturing, as Wartsilla bunker fired power plant with a gross capacity of 5.2MW at the FinPPIb ASELCO head office compound along the National Hi-way, Brgy. San 28. December 2012, as published the International Price Formulaoffor Fuel and Lubricants. In by accordance with the Isidro, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur and ASELCO undertakes to take previous decisions of Monetary the Honorable Fund Commission, the fuel and lubricants and pay for the capacity and electricity supplied by PSFI, at a contracted costs under the PPTA will be on a pure pass through basis, subject only capacity of 5 MW (the “Contracted Capacity”). to the agreed consumption/efficiency cap of 0.24/liters of bunker fuel perPag kwh and 0.002 liters of lubricants per kwh of electricity generated by the 24. Contracted Capacity and Energy. The agreed monthly contracted Power Plant. Thus, the fuel costs under the PPTA is the actual delivered capacity under the PPTA is 5MW. There is no minimum contracted energy price of bunker fuel to PSFI for the billing month in pesos per liter which under the PPTA between Applicants PSFI and ASELCO. ASELCO need shall be supported by the delivery invoices of the fuel supplier/s of PSFI. only pay for the fuel and variable O&M fees for the electricity it actually Likewise, the cost of lubricants under the PPTA is the actual delivered orders PSFI to generate from the Power Plant. price of lubricants to SELLER for the billing month in pesos per liter and supported by the delivery invoices of the lubricant supplier/s of PSFI; 25. Delivery Point. The Contracted Capacity and required electricity shall be delivered by PSFI to ASELCO at the delivery point which is the 29. Details of the Fuel Procurement. The details for the fuel procureHigh Voltage side of the transformer at the Power Plant as designated ment of Applicant PSFI for the fuel requirements of the Power Plant are in the PPTA (Schedule 7) on the Initial Delivery Date. PSFI shall deliver attached as Annex “M” and made an integral part of this Application. or cause the delivery of such electricity in accordance with good utility practice and in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations such 30. Term. The PPTA shall have a term of Fifteen (15) years commencing as the Grid Code and the Distribution Code and the IMEM Rules. See application, page 14
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on the Initial Delivery Date and ending on the fifteenth (15th) anniversary of such commencement date (the “Cooperation Period”), unless sooner terminated pursuant to the terms of the PPTA. The Initial Delivery Date is the date of the commencement of PSFI’s obligation to deliver to ASELCO, and for ASELCO, to purchase, the Contracted Capacity, provided the Honorable Commission has approved the PPTA. 31. Allowed Schedule of Outage. Under the EPPA, PSFI is allowed a Scheduled Outage which shall not exceed Seven Hundred Twenty (720) hours year and an Allowed Unscheduled Outage period of Three Hundred Sixty (360) hours per calendar year. Any unutilized Allowed Scheduled Outage periods may be used for Allowed Unscheduled Outages and vice versa but any unutilized Allowed Scheduled and Unscheduled Outage allowances within a calendar year will not be accumulated for use during the succeeding years of the Cooperation Period.
receive power from the former as early as the testing and commissioning and the pre-commercial operations of the Power Plant, it is imperative that the Honorable Commission approve the PPTA. 42. Considering that the Power Plant is still to be constructed, it currently does not yet have a Certificate of Compliance (COC) from the Honorable Commission. Pursuant to ERC Resolution No.9, series of 2010, Joint Applicant PSFI hereby undertakes that shall it shall file the necessary application for a COC not later than three (3) months prior to the commencement of commercial operations of the Power Plant.
43. Project Cost and EPC Contract. A summary of the relevant information on the project cost for the 5.2 MW bunker-fired power generation facility of PSFI is provided in the Summary of Project Cost attached as Annex “O” hereto and made an integral part hereof. A Certification on the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract costs, which is the biggest component of the project costs, issued by PMM Works, Inc., the EPC Contractor for the Power Plant, for the supply, delivery and installation of all the required facilities in the Power Plant, including the 32. Billing Month. A Billing Month under the PPTA means the period brand new Wartsilla engine/generating unit, is attached hereto as Annex commencing on the first hour of the twenty sixth (26th) day of a calendar “P” and made an integral part hereof. month and ending on the last hour of the twenty fifth (25th) day of the next Funding and Sources of Funds, Cash Flow and Basis for the calendar month. Within ten (10) working days after the end of each Billing 44. Month, PSFI shall deliver to ASELCO an invoice in respect of Electric- Purchased Power Rate. The Project shall be funded through a loan ity Fees payable for the previous Billing Month. The due dates for such from AUB and equity from the shareholders. Summaries of the relevant information on PSFI’s sources of funds for the Power Plant including the invoice shall be fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of such billing. debt-equity ratio for the Project, cash flow and basis for the purchased 33. Prompt Payment Discount. In the event that the full and proper power rate in the PPTA is hereto attached as Annexes “Q”, “R” and “S” payment for the Electricity is made by ASELCO within seven (7) days from respectively and made integral parts hereof. receipt of the invoice, PSFI shall grant ASELCO a prompt payment disLoan Agreement. A copy of the Loan Agreement executed becount equivalent to one percent (1%) of the CRF portion of the Electricity 45. Fees (exclusive of, O&M fees, fuel cost and any applicable charges and tween Applicant PSFI and AUB, the lender of the financing for the Power taxes), corresponding to the Electricity Fees billed for such Billing Month. Plant, containing the principal amortization, term, interest and conditions for drawdown on the loan for the Power Plant is attached hereto as Annex All payments under the PPTA shall be made in Pesos. “T” and made an integral part hereof. 34. Charges, Expenses and Taxes. In relation to the supply of electricRates Schedule. The Electricity Fees are computed and specified ity by PSFI to ASELCO, any charges, costs, expenses, and fees that may 46. be charged to, incurred and/or assumed by PSFI or otherwise imposed in Schedule 8 of the PPTA; by NGCP, any Governmental Authority, the market operator or any other Capacity Fee of PhP1,370.00/kW/month. The Capacity Fee would third party, for transmission and/or Ancillary Services and other related 47. services in connection with the delivery of electricity under the PPTA shall allow Applicant PSFI to recover the Project Cost for the Power Plant and have a reasonable return over the fifteen (15) year term of the PPTA. The be paid by the ASELCO. recovery period is pegged on the term of the PPTA since upon the expira 35. Payments on Termination. In the event that the PPTA is termi- tion Applicant of the said term, PSFI is obligated to turn over the Power nated by PSFI upon the occurrence of any events of default under the Plant to Applicant ASELCO for no further consideration. The Financial PPTA, ASELCO shall be liable to pay liquidated damages in the form of a Model of Applicant PSFI for the Power Plant and the resultant Capactermination penalty amounting to Capacity Fees under the PPTA for the ity Fee assumes that the Project will be granted incentives by the BOI. remainder of the Cooperation Period. In the event ASELCO is unable to However, if the Project is deemed not qualified for any incentives by the pay the termination penalty, PSFI may remove the Power Plant. In the BOI, Applicant PSFI will honor its contractual commitments to Applicant event of termination of the PPTA in bad faith by PSFI, it shall pay ASELCO ASELCO under the PPTA and not seek any increase in the Capacity Fee. liquidated damages in the form of a termination penalty amounting to the Board Resolutions. A copy of the Board Resolution adopted by Capacity Fees as approved by the ERC for the remainder of the Coopera- 48. tion Period but not to exceed three (3) years. Once PSFI has paid the the Board of Directors of PSFI authorizing the joint filing of the instant application with ASELCO, is attached hereto as Annex “U” and made an liquidated damages, it may thereafter remove the Power Plant. integral part hereof. Likewise, a copy of the Board Resolution passed by the Board of Directors ASELCO approving the execution of the PPTA with STAGES OF SUPPLY PSFI and authorizing the joint filing of the instant Application, is attached 36. Testing and Commissioning. During the testing and commission- hereto as Annex “U-1” and made an integral part hereof; ing period, PSFI will deliver to ASELCO on a non-firm basis, the electric ALLEGATIONS IN SUPPORT OF power generated by the Power Plant in the course of testing and commisMOTION FOR NON-DISCLOSURE OF sioning, subject to the payment by ASELCO of the Fuel and Lubricants CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION costs and energy fees/variable O&M fees for actual energy taken computed in accordance with Schedule 8 of the PPTA. These fees shall be based only on the Actual Energy Delivered by PSFI to ASELCO for the duration 49. Under Article 10 of the PPTA, the Joint Applicants agreed to keep in strict confidence all “Confidential Information” of PSFI, to of the testing and commissioning period of the Power Plant. ensure that no Confidential Information of Applicant PSFI is disclosed 37. Commercial Operation. During the commercial operations period to third parties and that they shall use utmost efforts to prevent any which shall commence on the Initial Delivery Date, PSFI will deliver to unauthorized disclosure of Confidential Information. Such ConfidenASELCO on a firm basis, the Contracted Capacity from the Power Plant, tial Information includes any information relating to the operations, subject to the payment of Electricity Fees by ASELCO computed in ac- businesses, technology, practices, products, marketing, sales, services, finances or legal affairs of PSFI, as well as actual or prospective cordance with the formula specified in Schedule 8 of the PPTA. customers, business partners, market opportunities, business, sales, marketing, technical, financial and legal plans, proposals and proIMPACT OF THE PPTA ON ASELCO GENERATION COSTS jections, product information, know-how, design rights, trade secrets, 38. Should the Honorable Commission approve the Electricity Fees concepts, techniques, processes, methods, systems, designs, programs, under the PPTA, there is a projected decrease in the generation cost of codes, formula, research, experimental works and works in progress. ASELCO of Eighteen Centavos (PhP0.18) per kWh on the Initial Delivery Joint Applicants respectfully request that pursuant to their Date in 2014, upon commercial operations of the Power Plant. A copy of 50. the simulation of the impact of the PPTA on the generation costs of Ap- agreement to maintain in strict confidence all confidential information plicant ASELCO is attached hereto as Annex “N” and made an integral of PSFI, Annexes “M”, “O”, “P”, “Q”, “R”, “S” and “T” which contain certain non-public information, data and calculations involving business oppart of this Application; erations and financial trade secrets reflecting PSFI’s investment and 39. The expected additional capacity from PSFI even as early as the business calculations, be treated as confidential documents. testing and commissioning and pre-commercial operations of the Power Plant will contribute greatly to the improvement of the quality, reliability and 51. Under Rule 4 of the ERC Rules, the Honorable Commission may, affordability of the electric power delivered to the consumers of ASELCO upon request of a party and the determination of the existence of conditions which would warrant such remedy, treat certain information and the security of supply for its franchise area. submitted to it as confidential. Pursuant to such provision, Joint 40. Under the terms of the PPTA, among the conditions precedent Applicants respectfully requests for the issuance of a protective order to the performance by ASELCO and PSFI of their respective obligations declaring the foregoing information, data and calculations contained thereunder is the approval by the Honorable Commission of this Applica- in Annexes “M”, “O”, “P”, “Q”, “R”, “S” and “T” as confidential information. tion. 52. Further, in accordance with Section 1(b), Rule 4 of the ERC Rules, 41. Thus, for PSFI to be able to deliver and ASELCO to be able to See application, page 15
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Joint Applicants hereby submit one (1) copy of Annexes “M”, “O”, “P”, “Q”, “R”, “S” and “T” in a sealed envelope, with the envelope and each page of the document stamped with the word “Confidential”. ALLEGATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE PRAYER FOR PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY 53. As stated in the Loan Agreement between PSFI and AUB as lender for the Power Plant, attached as Annex “T” of this Application, Joint Applicants must secure the provisional approval of the PPTA by the Honorable Commission as a pre-condition prior to the drawdown by Applicant PSFI from its loan with AUB; 54. Applicant PSFI has already begun construction of the Power Plant and is scheduled to draw on its loan with AUB by April 2014 in order for the Power Plant to be completed within the period stipulated in the PPTA. 55. Thus, in order for PSFI to be able to comply with its obligations under the PPTA and complete the Power Plant and deliver the Contracted Capacity to ASELCO by the Initial Delivery Date and for the Power Plant to bring relief to the consumers within the franchise area of ASELCO and further to insulate ASELCO from any power deficiency brought about by any power shortage in the Mindanao Grid, it is imperative that a Provisional Authority/Approval be granted by the Honorable Commission pending consideration and approval of the Application. Otherwise, the construction and completion of the Power Plant might be delayed, to the detriment of the security of the power supply of the consumers of Applicant ASELCO. In compliance with the Rules of the Honorable Commission, attached as Annex “V” of this Application is the Affidavit of Roel Z. Castro, President of Applicant PSFI, in support of the Prayer for Provisional Authority. PRAYER WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is respectfully prayed that the Honorable Commission that: 1. An Order be issued treating Annexes “M”, “O”, “P”, “Q”, “R”, “S” and “T” of the instant Application, as confidential documents and the information contained therein as confidential and directing its non-disclosure pursuant to Rule 4, Section 1 of the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure and prescribing the guidelines for the protection thereof; 2. Pending hearing of the Application on the merits, issue a Provisional Approval approving the Electricity Fees agreed upon by the Joint Applicants in the PPTA; 3. After full proceedings on the merits, issue a Decision APPROVING the terms of the Power Purchase and Transfer Agreement between Joint Applicants PSFI and ASELCO, thereby authorizing PSFI to charge and collect from ASELCO the Electricity Fees corresponding to the (1) Testing and Commissioning Period, and (2) Initial Delivery Date as contained in the PPTA and authorizing ASELCO to pass the full amount thereof to its consumers. Joint Applicants pray for all other reliefs just and equitable under the premises.
Pasig City, 12 March 2014.
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