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Davao consumers blame monopoly for power rate hikes By Lorie Ann Cascaro of MindaNews
DAVAO City––Power consumers led by progressive groups on Monday held a rally in front of the Davao Light and Power Company (DLPC) to protest power rate hikes which they attributed to the “monopoly of the power industry.”
The protesters blamed the Aquino government for the emergence of the “monopoly”. “The P-Noy government has an accountability on this because he allows the power industry to be monopolized by few companies ran by his cronies – the Aboitizes, Henry Sy, Cojuangcos and
Lopezes,” Grace Noval, Gabriela Women’s Partylist vice president for Mindanao, said. Noval said the government has been depriving the people of electricity as a basic utility that is necessary to achieve their right to decent living. Some of the protesters
came earlier from a forum dubbed “Inaykupo, nakamamatay ang kuryenteng pamahal ng pamahal!” to discuss power related issues including the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001, which they wanted to be repealed along with the Value Added Tax being imposed on electricity bills.
A subsidiary of Aboitiz Group, the DLPC has increased power rate hikes by P.54 per kilowatt hour (kWh) during the rotating power interruptions, according to Ross Luga, Davao Light corporate communications officer. He said each household
Police tighten security for Asean eco forum See hikes, page 11
By Teofilo P. Garcia Jr.
AMBOANGA City––The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has tightened security at the venue of Tuesday’s forum on the Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) in this city. See FULL STORY, page 8
Family in ‘illegal’ drug trade busted
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Three members of a “Maranao” family believed engaged in drug trafficking in this seaport capital of Northern Mindanao were rounded up during a buy bust operation here. An alert PDEA agent foiled an alleged attempt by one of the members of the family to shoot an operative at the height of the raid. The regional headquarters of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here on Tuesday identified the suspects as Rolly Macatanong Alawi, 64, his wife Salam Disumimba Alawi, 51 and son Jalel Disumimba Alawi, 32, all “Maranaos” from Marawi City with a residence in Cagayan de Oro City. See TRADE, page 11
NEW SET OF PLEB OFFICERS
Newly-installed members of the People’s Law Enforcement Board (PLEB) of Cagayan de Oro swear into office before City Mayor Oscar Moreno on May 26, 2014 at City Hall. Comprising the city’s First District are City Councilor Roger Abaday; Kauswagan Barangay Chairman Pedro Balite; Atty. Matildo Aparece;
Retired General Jose Cuevas and Atty. Doreen Delegencia. While the Second District is composed of City Councilor Ramon Tabor; Barangay Chairman Apolinar Bonete of Barangay 29; Atty. Edgar Cabanlas; Atty. Vincent Cromwell Seriña, and Atty. Maria Rosario Consuelo Tumulak. PLEB is primarily tasked to re-
ceive, hear and decide administrative complaints filed by citizens against officers and members of the Philippine National Police assigned in Cagayan de Oro City. Members from both first and second districts, who will serve for three years, will choose among themselves their respective Chairman. City Information Office photo
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Organ transplant soon in C. de Oro CITING the importance of providing all health facilities and services to people of the city and the region, Vice Mayor Caesar Ian E. Acenas expressed gladness over reports that Cagayan de Oro has been identified by the Philippine Organ Donation and Transplantation Program (PODTP) as one of three satellite areas in Mindanao for organ transplant. The vice mayor noted that a strategic planning program was held recently by the PODTP in the city. PODTP is eyeing Cagayan de Oro as one of the organ procurement in Mindanao with two hospitals as organ centers, the Capitol University Medical Center (CUMC) in Gusa and See ORGAN, page 11
DepEd defers closure of BSU external study centers By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor
A boy (right) hitches a ride on a jeepney beside a passenger on a dim evening while Cagayan de Oro City faced a blackout. While some drivers disallow the practice but drivers of jeepneys without conductors cannot see the hitchhiker. Passengers are calling on the RTA to check the potentially dangerous ride. photo by gerry lee gorit
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MISAMIS Oriental––The Department of Education (DepEd) regional office here has deferred the closure of the external study centers of the state-run Bukidnon State University (BSU) in Misamis Oriental, said provincial Vice Governor Joey Pelaez on Tuesday.
Pelaez said that the about 6,000 students of the BSU external study centers here could still enroll for the year 2014-2015 in the province 10 BSU external study centers, including that of the external study center at the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) in Cagayan De Oro City. According to Pelaez, the
DepEd has withheld the closure of the BSU external study centers after local officials, parents, and students lodged a protest against the Memorandum Order of the Commissions on Higher Education (CHED) to close the BSU external study centers in Misamis Oriental starting the school year 2014-2015. See centers, page 11
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B’non farmers begin march to Malacañang By BOBBY LAGSA and GERRY GORIT Correspondents
CAGAYAN de Oro City–– Hundreds of farmers and farm workers belonging to the Alliance of Land Rights Movement in Mindanao (ALARM-Mindanao) left Saturday from the province of Bukidnon to begin their march to Malacañang in Manila. The group of 3,000 farmers reached Manolo Fortich town on Tuesday and are expected to arrive in Cagayan de Oro this morning (Wednesday)––and is asking President Benigno Aquino III to speed up the issuance of Notice of Coverage and for the continuation of the implementation of the Land Acquisition and Distribution (LAD) beyond June 30, 2014 deadline of the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program extension with reforms (CARPer).
ALARM-Mindanao Chairman and Spokesperson Romeo Brioso Sr. said his group from Bukidnon has gained the support of other groups in Mindanao. Mr. Brioso said that the 92 kilometers “agrarian reform march” from Malaybalay City to Cagayan de Oro City, form part of the nationally-coordinated protest of the farmers who are asking President Aquino to seriously address the sluggish land acquisition and distribution of private agricultural lands, given the nearing deadline of CARPer. “There are big landholdings owned by prominent landowners not yet issued with Notices of Coverage (NOCs) all over Mindanao and the time left for Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) to issue the NOCs is apparently not enough, given its current turtle-pace, which would likely leave See march, page 11
Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, (center) of Cagayan De Oro City, receives his Doctorate Degree in Public Administration, HonorisCausa from the Mindanao University of Science and Technology President Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, during the university’s 77th Commencement Exercises last April 2, 2014 at the MUST Gymnasium. Witnessing the ceremony is wife Fenina, (2nd from left) and Regine (extreme right). KENDISCHAVES
Subd body to inspect proposed NHA-Mambuaya subd project THE City Council committee on subdivision and landed estate chaired by Councilor Alexander S. Dacer is set to conduct an inspection on May 28, 2014 at the NHA, Mambuaya Village I relative to the application for Development
Permit (DP) of the subdivision project in Barangays Bayanga and Mambuaya. This, upon receiving the recommendation of the City Housing Board, City Planning and Development Office (CPDO), City Engineer’s Office and other
pertinent documents on the proposed project. The Power learned that the proposed subdivision covers an area of 76,583 square meters containing 1,004 saleable lots with housing units. The developer is required to comply with provisions of BP 220 and P.D. 1216 and P.D. 1096 and their implementing rules and regulations, to submit the subdivision plans to the Land Management Sector of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and to plant trees in the areas designated for parks and playground, community facilities, among others.
Body acts on power concerns of association THE City Council committee on urban and rural poor chaired by Councilor Leon Gan during its meeting yesterday presided over by Councilor Alexander Dacer adopted a resolution addressed to City Mayor Oscar Moreno relative to the request of Zone 5 Scions Extension Kau s w ag an Ne i g hb orhood Association, Inc. (ZELAK) for temporary electrical permit in the area they are occupying. The Power learned that the association had a temporary electrical permit before they encountered a fire incident in the area. The association applied for a temporary reconnection a year later but was informed that they could not avail of this in view of a complaint received by the Office of Building Official from the homeowners of a nearby subdivision. During the meeting, a representative of the association said the real owner of the lot has not been identified. The members said they are willing to be relocated to the city’s relocation site. According to the City Assessor’s Office, the area occupied by the association is within the open space of Scions Subdivision property. Councilor Dacer asked the Estate Management Div ision to conduc t a profiling of the residents for possible relocation. He said the city mayor has the authority to request Cepalco for a temporary permit for their electrical connection. In another development, Councilor Alden B a c a l, m e mb e r of t h e committee, recommended that the list of residents of Biasong, Macasandig, w ho are w i l l i ng to b e relocated be referred to the EMD for appropriate action. (JBD)
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GENERAL Santos City–– The country is not prepared for disasters of the magnitude brought by typhoons Yolanda and Sendong and the earthquakes that hit Bohol and neighboring provinces last year, Renato Solidum, director of the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) said Tuesday. “That is why we need to have an inventory of critical areas for earthquake and other disasters, we need to have science based scenarios to base our response,” Solidum said. The official made the statement in a press conference during the “Iba
Na Ang Panahon (INAP): Science for Safer Communities” roadshow at the KCC convention center here that ended Tuesday. Led by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the road show offered a range of sciencebased tools that could further strengthen the disaster management plans and programs of LGUs in the area and eventually make them more resilient to disasters. The tools included 3D or three-dimensional hazard maps, flood models, hazard simulation software and related mobile applications as well as services available through the website
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of its flagship Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards initiative or Project NOAH. The DOST also provided media a broadcaster’s information chart on disaster preparedness and response for accurate description during actual reportage on disasters. “The participation of every local government units in the region is so important. I am grateful the response by some of our local leaders is overwhelming and we can work it out together in the future. Remember early warning leads to early action,” DOST-12 Regional Director Dr. Zenaida Laidan
Significance of MTB-MLE By Lina D. Aliman
One of the salient features of K-12 Curriculum is the use of MTB-MLE which means Mother-TongueBased-Multi-Lingual Education. This means that in Kindergarten to Grade III classes, mother tongue or language spoken at home is used to teach the subjects except English subject. Education experts believe that through this practice, pupils are given equitable opportunity to access learning. They believe that pupils can
learn more effectively when the lessons are expressed through mother tongue. They can relate and express themselves by using their own language.. Feedback from parents vary. To some, the use of MTB-MLE does not help pupils to learn more effectively. Others commented that Learning is delayed. Only few parents are agreeable to its enclosure in the curriculum. Most teachers do not commend the use of MTBMLE. They find it difficult
to translate English words to mother tongue specially in teaching Mathematics subject. Though using mother tongue enables pupils selfexpression, it slackens learning as well. In the case of grade three classes where National Achievement Test is administered, it surely will affect the level of performance of pupils. Let’s just wait and see how the NAT 2015 for grade three classes will be done with MTB-MLE included in the curriculum. By then its significance to learning will be disclosed.
said. At least 500 participants from local government units and other government agencies joined the two-day event where they undertook hazard mapping and made action plans to prepare for quakes, floods and other possible disasters. DOST-12 has installed dozens of monitoring devices like automated rain NOTICE Notice is hereby given that a parcel of land identified as Lot No. 662, C-1, Cad.363-D, covered by OCT No. P-13335, containing an area of 56,996 sq. mts. Located at Sitio Arfeles, Brgy. Mayana, Sagay, Camiguin. Is the subject of PARTITION AGREEMENT BY COOWNERS, in the following persons: 1. HEIRS OF FRATERNIDAD G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-A with 23,969 sq.m. 2. CRUCITAGILDACABAHUG-CUATICO, Lot No. 662-B with 5,428 sq.m. 3. VENUS CABAHUG-CHAVEZ, Lot No. 662-C with 4,549 sq.m. 4. J. ANTHONY C. CONFESOR, Lot No. 662-D with 4,549 sq.m. 5. ROSALINDA C. BELENO, Lot No. 662-E with 4,547 sq.m. 6. FRANCISCO G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-F, with 4,560 sq.m. 7. ROMEO G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-G, with 4,675 sq.m. (w/ right of way) and 8. ERNESTO G. CABAHUG, Lot No. 662-H with 4,717 sq.m. executed under the notarial registry of ATTY. SOCRATES G. MARANAN, per Doc. No. 457; Page No. 92; Book No. XXXVI; series of 2011. MDN: MAY 28, JUNE 4 & 11, 2014
gauges, automated weather stations and water level monitoring stations in different parts of the region. But Dr. Vicente Malano of the Philippine Atmo-
spheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said the country has not yet developed a gadget that can detect See disasters, page 11
DEED OF ADJUDICATION OF OWNERSHIP KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: I, Romeo G. Cabahug, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Sagay, Camiguin by these presents, hereby declare and state: That Isabel Gambe was the buyer of a parcel of located at Claudio St. Poblacion, Sagay, Camiguin executed by Silvestre Toralba in a public instrument of his One-Fourth (1/4) share of Lot 319 under T.D. No. 10447 which remains in the name of their father Vidal Toralba while the One-fourth (1/4) shares of his other sisters Simeona, Enriquita and Prima all surnamed Toralba were also separately sold to Isabel Gambe in a private instruments in the year 1954, copy of the instruments are attached of this document; That since then our Grandmother Isabel Gambe took possession of the subject property paid yearly taxes and appropriated the fruits thereof; That upon the death of Isabel Gambe her children inherited the said Lot 319 namely Alicia Gambe, Libertad Gambe and my mother Fraternidad Gambe-Cabahug the first two children having died without issue while our mother Fraternidad has seven (7) children; That our mother Fraternidad Gambe-Cabahug became the owner of said Lot 319 by virtue of sale and by operation of law by acquisitive prescription for having possessed the same peacefully for more than 30 years appropriating the fruits thereof, paying taxes and without any adverse claim by any person much less by the heirs of Vidal and/or Silvestre Toralba; That our grandmother Isabel Gambe having died and her children Alicia and Prima also died without issue our mother Fraternidad G. Cabahug solely inherited and succeeded the right of her deceased mother; That since said property is not partitioned among ourselves the 7 children of Fraternidad G. Cabahug the same should be tax declared in the name of the heirs of Fraternidad G. Cabahug to be commonly owned by us; IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 23rd day of May 2014 at Mambajao, Camiguin.
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WHO marks World No Tobacco Day amid calls for higher taxes on tobacco By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga
BUTUAN City––The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has openly encouraged tax and price policies on tobacco products as it marks World No Tobacco Day on May 3l, 2014. This year’s celebration calls upon governments and civil society organizations of partner countries to prod their governments to raise taxes on tobacco products and ultimately protect present and future generations
against devastating health consequences brought about by tobacco but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use, exposure to tobacco smoke and the harm of secondhand smoke. The global tobacco epidemic has been killing more and more innocent lives through secondhand smoke. These are deaths related to exposure to smoke from individuals smoking tobacco. The epidemic is expected to kill more than six million people every year by 2030. More than 80percent of these preventable deaths will be
‘Conduct building inspection,’ Caraga fire chief tells ‘men’
TANDAG City––Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Caraga regional director SSupt. Mario Socorro Timonera reiterated his order to his men regionwide “to conduct a thorough inspection of all buildings” including governmentowned and other structures in their respective area of responsibility (AOR) “to ensure fire safety compliance.” The memorandum dated May 16, 2014 cited that his office has yet to receive reports of compliance since the issuance of the previous memo particularly that which was sent in January 2014 by CSupt. Carlito Romero, officer-in-charge (OIC) of BFP. Timonera also directed all concerned fire marshalls from the provincial level down the line to submit their respective accomplishment reports not later than May 30. Meanwhile, the Office of the Provincial Fire Marshall in Surigao del Sur under Insp. Rowella Dinolan said that such conduct of inspection of all buildings has been being carried out on a regular basis. In fact, Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Jeannette Rabusa, a staff of said office, stressed that since the school opening is already set next week, municipal and city fire stations have prioritized inspection of board and lodging houses. (NGBT/Greg Tataro, Jr., Radyo ng Bayan/PIA-Surigao del Sur)
among people living in low-and middle-income countries. A WHO FCTC res e arch showed that higher taxes are especially effective in reducing tobacco use among lower income groups and in preventing young people from starting to smoke. The study also revealed that tax increase that raises tobacco prices by 10 percent decreases tobacco consumption by about four percent in highincome countries and by up to eight percent in most low- and middle-income countries. On the part of the Department of Health in Caraga, Regional
Director Minerva Molon has called on local government units to adapt 100 percent smokefree initiatives such as the Red Orchid Awards. She said there are now several smoke-free municipalities, cities and government offices in region such as the towns of San Francisco, Esperanza and Veruela in Agusan del Sur and Bislig City. She also mentioned the Caraga Regional Hosptal, Adela Serra Ty Memorial Medical Centerand Bislig District Hospital as among those participating in the endeavor. Government offices have also joined in this advocacy including
the Butuan City Jail, Surigao del Sur District Jail in Tandag City, and Surigao del Norte District Jail in Surigao City. Molon encourages and supports excise tax on tobacco products saying, “Not only will this help increase the burden in buying them, but will also benefit the general population by limiting and hopefully, eliminating tobacco products and tobacco smoke. The DOH Regional Office 13 calls upon the LCEs and civic groups to push for the increase in tobacco products tax and to support 100 percent smoke-free initiatives.”
PRC Agnor-Butuan to hold 9th Biennial Chapter Assembly By Venus L. Garcia of PIA-Caraga
BUTUAN City––In time with the 65th Founding Anniversary of the Philippine Red Cross Agusan del Norte-Butuan City (PRC AgNor-Butuan) Chapter, its 9th Biennial Chapter Assembly will also be held at Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center on July 23, 2014, this city. This year’s theme is “Red Cross 143: United Strong, Everywhere Against All Formidable Challenges.” The assembly will be a venue to elect nine members of the Board of Directors to succeed elected members whose terms will be expiring on July this year.
For the first phase of the competition, canvassing of votes is scheduled on the months of May, June and July while the second phase will be the Beauty and the Brain Competition on July 19, 2014.
Chairperson on Nomination and Election Committee Renato Jose Villanueva said the nomination is open for those who have the willingness to serve and commitment to work with the local chapter on a voluntary capacity. There will be an orientation of nominees on the 16th of July. Also, the Chapter will conduct a Search for Ms. Red Cross 2014 for which candidates can share to public the PRC’s programs, project and services. For the first phase of the competition, canvassing of votes is scheduled on the months of May, June and July while the second phase will be the Beauty and the
Brain Competition on July 19, 2014. The chosen winner of this competition will also represent the chapter during the conduct of “Ms. Red Cross Mindanao” to be held in Zamboanga City come November 2014. The board of directors of PRC Agnor-Butuan encouraged more support from its members, volunteers and communities and made every effort to strengthen the volunteers’ commitment to the Red Cross’ humanitarian services. “For a more responsive Red Cross in the province of Agusan del Norte and the city of Butuan, let us be together in achieving PRC’s goals,” said Villanueva. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)
Benefits of Brigada Eskwela By Lina D. Aliman
The National Schools Maintenance Week otherwise known as Brigada Eskwela enables the public schools to prepare for the
opening of school year 2014-2015. Cleaning of classrooms and repairing of facilities are done before classes begin. These activities are accomplished through the joint efforts
between the school and the stakeholders in the community. They contribute their time, efforts , materials and financial resources to go along with the purpose which is to
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make the school ready for instructional delivery starting June 2, 2014. Gone are the days when pupils attended classes days or weeks after the opening day to keep themselves away from hard work of cleaning the school. It was a common practice of parents to advise their children to start attending classes only when the general cleaning in the school was already done. They found it useless to send their children on the first day /week of classes due to the cleaning activities instead of learning the lessons for the day. Now the implementation of Brigada Eskwela ensures parents that their children will really learn the daily lessons as planned and scheduled. Public schools are made ready for classes during the maintenance week period. Starting the first day , teaching and learning activities take place to benefit the learners.
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More than 2,500 Ozamiznons benefit from city gov't program By Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob
Free Again - DENR-10 wildlife official Roel Dahunog and an assistant releases a Philippine Hawk Eagle at the slopes of Malasag Hill in Barangay Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City on May 26, 2014. The eagle was recovered from a collector last May 14. Suffering from an injured beak and head, the eagle was given up for dead. (MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo)
Health research awards up for grabs By TESS SUPERIORIDAD BALUYOS
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - Cash prizes await the winners for the health research competitions with the theme: “Research and Innovation in Health for Disaster and Emergency Health Management.” The Depar tment of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 10, secretariat of the Northern Mindanao Consortium for Health Research and Development (NorminC oHRD) sponsors the contest, along with the Department of Health Region 10 (DOH-10) and Liceo de Cagayan de University (LDCU).
The contest has three categories, namely: Oral Research Presentation (student and professional), Research poster (student and professional) and consortium poster. Winners will receive cash prizes and certificates and will vie for the national level of the competition. For the research presentation, a cash prize of P6K, 3K , and 1.5K, respectively will be awarded for the professional category for the first, second and third winners. For the student category, winners will receive 5K, 2K and 1K for the first, second and
third placers. In the poster exhibit, professional category, 5K, 3K and 1.5K await the first, second and third placers while the student will receive 3K, 1.5K and 1K for the first, second and third placers, respectively. First placer in the consortium poster will receive a cash prize of 10K while the second placer and third placer will receive 5K and 2K, respectively. Deadline for submission of full research paper in four copies is on May 28 while confirmation of entries for the research poster and consortium
A worker in Banga, South Cotabato prepares the dried cassava chips for sacking. The dried cassava chips is being sold to a feed processing company as one of the main ingredients for livestock feeds. (Sherwin B. Manual)
Bukidnon Medical Center conducts free “Operation Tuli” By Ruby Leonora R. Balistoy
M A L AY BA L AY C I T Y, Bukidnon —Physicians of Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center will perform surgical circumcision at the BPMC Complex on Wednesday, May 28, in its program “Operation Tuli.”
Dr. Sulpicio Henry Legaspi Jr, Chief of Hospital, BPMC, said the full day event offers the opportunity of earning a complete “manhood” with the doctors to perform surgical circumcision for schoolboys and
swains, regardless of age. “Operation Tuli (mass circumcision)” is absolutely free of charge. The average cost of circumcision in private clinics/hospitals in the province is P1,500. See conducts, page 11
poster is on June 6. For more information and details, please contact Ms. Ma. Christina Elena Lis ondra at telephone number 8583931, local 26. (Tess Superioridad Baluyos/DOST10/PIA10)
OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental – Some 2,589 residents of the city were benefited by the Barangay NOVA or New Ozamiznon Visitation and Alignment (NOVA) of Services Program, during the first quarter, this year. These beneficiaries came from the clustered five of the city’s 51 barangays, namely: Gango, Catadman, Diguan, Labo and Sangay Diot, Vice-Mayor Nova Princess E. Parojinog-Echavez said. A strategy of bringing the government closer to the people, the Barangay NOVA Program is a caravan of sort that aims to make available the various government services, in the rural areas, thereby saving time and money of the residents, which they could use for other needs. The program began when the Vice-Mayor was the City Mayor in 2010, the conduct of which was held during market days of the barangays and made a one-stop-shop for availing of the basic services. Among others, Barangay NOVA’s core services include medical and dental check-up, tooth extraction, medicine dispensing, medical consultations, tuberculin skin testing and taking of blood pressure, while the veterinary services include
the animal/livestock consultation and treatment, castration, deworming and anti-rabbies vaccination, and the agricultural services, the distribution of seeds, vermin tea and vermi cast. Meanwhile, about 80 applications for registration of birth and six for marriage licenses were received by the City Registrar’s Office, while 76 community tax certificates and 21 registrations of large cattle were issued and 41 notices of tax bills and delinquencies were delivered by the City Treasurer’s Office. About 13 applications for local and overseas employment and four for the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) were received by the Public Employment Services Office (PESO). Thirty applications for electrical connections were received by the City Engineer’s Office, while 381 daycare children were given food, 81 applications for membership of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth), 44 for registration of senior citizens, 11 for persons with disability (PWD) and 29 for Solo Parents, were received by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWD). (RCA/PIA10Misamis Occidental)
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LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them’…” (Isaiah 3:4, the Holy Bible). -ooo“LAGLAGAN” OVER P10 B PORK SCAM? At the rate things are shaping up relative to the P10 billion pork barrel scam, it looks as if Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, and Secretary Joel Villanueva of the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA), no longer enjoy the trust and confidence---and therefore, the “protection”---of President Aquino. Why am I saying this? Because, with the latest affidavit of Janet Lim Napoles naming them in the pork barrel scam, together with some 20 senators, 100 congressmen, and other government officials, it is evident that a clearance had been given not only to investigate them, but to even allow their prosecution, in an obvious but shameful maneuver to shield someone bigger than them.
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RELIGIOUS and Philosophical writer Joseph Telushkin, when he delivered his lecture on the awesome power of words, said: “If you can’t go for 24 hours without saying unkind words about others, you have lost control of your tongue!” Telushkin suggested taking a revealing “tongue test” to see where you stand. “Monitor your conversation for two days,” he said. “Note every time you say something negative about someone, who is not present. Also record, when others do so, as well as your reactions when it happens. Do you try to silence the speaker, or do you ask for more details?” Telushkin said. Most of us who take this test are unpleasantly surprised. Now, guess why. Proverbs 6:16-19 tells us the causes and effects of damaging words: “Haught
Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio In Filipino, this is called “laglagan”, or, loosely in the English language, putting up a “escape goat” who will take the fall to shield someone from the scam. This is a desperate tactic, of course, but one which is likely to boomerang and cause more trouble for the “shielded one”, especially if Abad, Villanueva, and Alcala decide to talk about what they themselves know about the anomaly. -oooNAPOLES AFFIDAVIT THE RESULT OF NEGOTIATIONS: Let us not forget that the latest affidavit of Napoles, now duly-signed by her and also notarized by a lawyer, was the result of frenzied negotiations between her and Malacanang and the Department of Justice. The objective in those
negotiations was to allow Napoles to become a state witness in the P10 billion pork barrel case that the Ombudsman is to file with the Sandiganbayan. It is necessary for Napoles to become a state witness, so she could be removed as an accused in the non-bailable plunder case, and therefore be spared of detention while the case is being tried, and of the penalty of life imprisonment after trial. The negotiations, therefore, were all aimed at protecting Napoles at all cost. But, for Napoles to be admitted as a state witness, she had to “tell all” in an affidavit duly signed by her and duly notarized before a lawyer, which was a requirement that no less than Justice Secretary Leila
The power of words Have my say Klaus Doring eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies (!), and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers!” But also written words can damage. I described it as “aggression’s hotbed” in one of my old columns. Many times, it’s painful to read columns or editorials, where the writer doesn’t care for self-discipline, responsibility, inquisitiveness and respect. We all know, how journalists can mentally shape public opinion,
character, life, community and the way things go. The power of words, written as well as spoken out, is a weapon, which can hurt or, kill! Writing with a wicked pen and having a sharp tongue doesn’t mean that journalists should walk disrespectful through life. Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom, even with a pocket pen or sharp tongue. Matthew 12:34 says, “Out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” “The place to begin dealing with our words is in our thoughts about others and us. If we accompany that
De Lima imposed, before Napoles was subjected to a delicate medical operation at a Makati City hospital. That “tell all” affidavit is the affidavit which Napoles submitted the other day to the DOJ and the Senate. -oooTHROWN INTO THE DEN OF WOLVES: My instincts as a lawyer and as a mediamen are telling me that this “tell all” affidavit--duly signed and duly notarized by this time---could not have been finalized without it being reviewed, read and re-read, and, literally, “combed through” with a fine-tooth comb, as it were---by De Lima and other important government lawyers. It is not possible for Napoles to have named Abad, Alcala and Villanueva, as participants in the pork barrel scam (and more so Abad, whom she named as her “mentor” who taught her how to deal with pork barrel funds using nongovernmental organizations) without De Lima and other government See wolves, page 11
with a commitment to stop speaking harmful words. We’ve begun a dramatic mid-course correction in life”, another religion writer, Dave McCasland said. Careless words can really inflict wounds that last a lifetime, kind words can bring healing and encouragement. Everything we say has the power to hurt or to heal. Let’s accept that great challenge and let’s think first, before we open our mouth or before we start writing. +++ Email: doringklaus@ gmail.com or follow me on Facebook or Twitter or visit www.germanexpatinthephilippines.blogspot. com or tune in to “Classics with Klaus Doring”, Sundays from 9 to 11 am and 7 to 9 pm on 104.3 FM Edge Radio Davao or via www.myradiostream.com/ edgedavao.
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Logistics, trade opportunities in focus at M’nao Shipping Conference Key transport and customs officials, economists as well as supply-chain executives will gather for the Mindanao Shipping Conference 2014 on June 18, at the Limketkai Luxe Hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. Among the topics at the whole-day conference are Mindanao’s shipping and trade prospects; the region’s role in sustaining Philippine economic growth; government’s logistics strategies for Mindanao; the impact of ASEAN economic integration on the transport sector ; and Bureau of Customs policies in support of trade facilitation. Delegates will get a chance to participate in hig h-le vel networking with shipping industr y executives, manufacturers, importers and exporters. Event organizer PortCalls has invited experts to offer their insights into opportunities Mindanao offers to investors, especially in the area of trade and transport. Heading the list of speakers is Dr. Cayetano Paderanga, Jr., former socio-economic planning
secretary, who will discuss Philippine macro-economic prospects for the next three years, as well as his forecast for Mindanao trade. Leon M. Dacanay, Jr., regional director of the National Economic and Development Authority for Region 10, will speak on growth in Mindanao maritime trade, particularly cargo volumes, direction of trade and how shippers should respond. The state of preparedness of the Philippine logistics industry as the economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations integrate next year will be the focus of Dr. Adora Navarro, a senior research fellow of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, as she discusses the benefits and pitfalls of the regional event. From the private sector, Augustus Adis, president, PIE-MO Industries Association, will point out the needs of Mindanao shippers and cargo service providers while Jose Manuel de Jesus, president and general manager of Mindanao C ontainer Ter mina l (MCT), wi l l
discuss technological and systems innovations and container throughput at MCT. Capping the event will be Atty. Agaton Teodoro Uvero, deputy commissioner for the Assessment and Operations Coordinating Group of the Bureau of Customs, who will speak on customs reforms toward greater trade facilitation. Uvero will brief conference delegates on new BOC measures in place to cut red tape, combat corruption and smuggling. Mindanao Shipping Conference 2014 is supported by Smart Infinity ( G o l d S p o n s o r ) ; Fa s t Logistics and Seda Centrio (Bronze Sponsors); and Isuzu (Exhibitor). Conference partners are the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce, Phividec Industrial A u t h o r i t y, P I E - M O Industries Association, Philippine Exporters Confederation (Region X), and Philippine International S e af reig ht For warders Association. (For more information on the conference, email email@example.com)
DA adopts value chain as basis for rural investments CAGAYAN de Oro City Commodity value chain will now be used in granting investment in rural areas. The D ep ar t ment of Agriculture (DA) through the World Bank-backed P27.5-billion Philippine Rural Development Pro g r am ( P R DP ) w i l l use the said approach to improve market linkage of farm products. “PRDP will be using the value chain analysis (VCA) to guide local government units in identifying priority inter ventions that will enhance competitiveness of selected commodities,” said national deputy program director Arnel De Mesa. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in its Guidelines for Value Chain Analysis (VCA) defines value chain as a full range of activities to bring product or services to markets. The VCA on the other hand focuses on creating value along the chain as well as the rational distribution of benefits among participating actors such as producer, processor, and traders. To integrate supply chain approach in rural areas, De Mesa said PRDP will focus on building capacities of farmers and ensures the provision of strategic network of rural logistics
infrastructure within the priority value chains. “Infrastructure such as farm-to-market roads and postharvest facilities should be within the identified priority value chain in a particular province or region,” De Mesa said. In Mindanao, identified regional pilot commodity value chains are: rubber in Region 9; coconut, Region 10; c ac ao, R eg ion 11 ; cassava, Region 12; abaca, Region 13; and oil palm and Cavendish banana, ARMM. “VCA promotes efficient allocation of government resources by providing funds only to identified commodities with potentials for expansion and value-adding activities,” he added. Ta k i n g - o f f f r o m the Mindanao Rural Development Program’s (MRDP) big-ticket projects, PRDP will continue to assist farmer organizations’ capacities to expand production of raw materials into high-value processing. Among t he MRDPassisted projects that will be supported under PRDP include cassava processing in Banga, South Cotabato. The cooperative is now supplying dried cassava chips to a nearby feed processor. In Kapalong, Davao
del Norte, a cooperative processes bananas rejected for exports into banana flour and supplies food processors. In Zambonga Peninsula, rubber is being processed into higher-value crumb rubber for export. PRDP will assist so that rubber exports do not need to be re-certified in Malaysia. “M R DP h a s he lp e d augment their capacities and incomes. In PRDP, we want to see more of these enterprises not only in Mindanao but across the country,” De Mesa said. He s a i d VC A a l s o promotes public-private partnership by presenting opportunities for private sector investment to make agricultural production and processing a viable business. Initial government and private sector partnership include the development of 3,000-banana plantation in conflict-affected areas in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur. De Mesa said PRDP is also partnering with another private company in setting-up of cacao demonstration farms and nurseries as well as plantations in the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Palawan, Southern Leyte, and Bohol. (Noel T. Provido/DA-MRDP/PIA)
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wednesDAY, may 28, 2014 Republic of the Philippines TANGGAPAN NG SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD Lungsod ng Butuan
13th Sangguniang Panlungsod 16th Regular Session Series of 2014 AN ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE HONORABLE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD OF THE CITY OF BUTUAN IN ITS REGULAR SESSION HELD AT THE SP SESSION HALL ON APRIL 22, 2014 PRESENT: Honorable Angelo S. Calo
- City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer Honorable Samuel Allan M. Amante - Member Honorable Ramon P. Carampatana - Member Honorable Ferdinand E. Nalcot - Member Honorable Erwin L. Dano - Member Honorable Rema E. Burdeos - Member Honorable Sergio C. Pascual - Member Honorable Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. - Member Honorable Derrick A. Plaza - Member Honorable Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr. - Member Honorable Nestor D. Amora - Member/President Liga ng mga Punong Barangay ABSENT: Honorable Ryan Anthony B. Culima - Member
The meeting was called to order at exactly 10:14 in the morning. <<>> SP ORDINANCE NO. 4333-2014 AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING VERBAL AND/OR NON-VERBAL RIDICULE AND VILIFICATION AGAINST PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWD) AND PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it ordained by the Honorable Sangguniang Panlungsod in session assembled and by authority of the same, that: SECTION 1. TITLE. This Ordinance shall be known and cited as the ORDINANCE PROHIBITING VERBAL AND/ OR NON-VERBAL RIDICULE AND VILIFICATION AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (PWD) OF BUTUAN CITY. SECTION 2. SCOPE AND COVERAGE. This Ordinance shall cover all Persons with Disability (PWD) of Butuan City. SECTION 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. The definitions and provisions contained in this Section shall govern the construction, meaning and application of the following words and phrases used in this Ordinance. a) Persons with Disability (PWD)- refers to those suffering from restrictions or different abilities as a result of a mutual, physical or sensory impairment, to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being; b) Public Ridicule – is an act of making fun or contemptuous imitating or making mockery of persons with disability whether in writing, even in words, or in action due to their impairment(s); c) Verbal means oral or spoken, said, expressed, and uttered word(s) or statements. d) Non-Verbal not involving or using words of speech. e) Vilification refers to utterance of slanderous and abusive statements against a person with disability, and/or an activity in public which incites hatred towards, serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of a person’s disability. SECTION 4. PROHIBITIONS ON VERBAL, NON-VERBAL RIDICULE AND VILIFICATION AGAINST PERSONS WITH DISABILITY (IRR of R.A. 9442). The following constitutes acts of public ridicule and vilification: 1. Making fun of a person on account of his/her disability even through jokes in a meaner that is degrading to the embarrassment of the person with disability; 2. Making mockery of a person with disability whether oral or in writing; 3. Imitating a person with disability in public gatherings, stage shows, carnivals, television shows, broadcast media and other forms of entertainments that are offensive to the rights and dignity of persons with disability or any other similar acts; 4. No individual, group or community shall ridicule and vilify in public, whether verbal or non-verbal, a person with disability in any time and place which could intimidate or result in loss of self-esteem of the latter; 5. Calling a person by his/her disability in public which results to humiliation; and 6. Using the disability of a person as an example in a manner that is embarrassing and humiliating to the dignity of persons with disability. SECTION 5. PENAL CLAUSE a. Any person who violates Section 4 of this Ordinance shall upon conviction, be punished with a fine of Two Thousand Pesos (P2,000,00) per offense or imprisonment of not less than fifteen (15) days but not more than thirry (3) days, or both such fine at the discretion of the court. b. If the offense is committed by a corporation, partnership or other juridical entity duly organized in accordance with law, the chief executive officer, president, general manager, managing partner or such officer-in-charge shall be liable of the offense penalized under this Ordinance. c. If the offender is an alien, he/she shall after service of sentence prescribed above, be deported without further administrative proceedings. Upon filing of an appropriate complaint, and after due notice and hearing, the proper authorities may also cause the cancellation or revocation of the business permit, permit to operate, franchise and other similar privileges granted to any business entity that fails to abide by the provisions of this Ordinance.
SECTION 6. IMPLEMENTING AGENCY. 6.1 Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) 6.2 Office of the City Health Officer 6.3 Office of the City Social Welfare and Development Officer (Social Worker/Focal Person)
SECTION 7. REPEALING CLAUSE. All Ordinances, rules and regulations or part thereof, whose provisions are in conflict with, or contrary to the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed or amended accordingly. SECTION 8. EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE. This Ordinance shall take effect within thirty (30) days from its publication in a newspaper of general circulation and posting in a bulletin board in two (2) other conspicuous places in Butuan City. UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED Date Enacted: April 22, 2014 APPROVED: ATTESTED:
(SGD) ANGELO S. CALO City Vice Mayor Presiding Officer
(SGD.) LILIA B. CANLAS City Government Asst. Department Head II Temporary City Secretary
SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL:
(SGD.) FERDINAND M. AMANTE, JR. City Mayor DATE APPROVED: May 16, 2014
(SGD.) LEAH A. MENDOZA City Government Department Head II City Administrator
Authors Movant Seconders
: Hon. Ferdinand E. Nalcot : Hon. Virgilio G. Nery, Jr. : Hon. Rema E. Burdeos : Hon. Ferdinand E. Nalcot : Hon. Samuel Allan M. Amante : Hon. Jaime M. Cembrano, Jr.
MDN: May 28, 2014
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Zambo police tighten security on ASEAN Z3R plan kicks Economic Community forum venue off in Paniran
By Teofilo P. Garcia, Jr.
AMBOANGA CITY – The Zamboanga City Police Office (ZCPO) has tightened security at the venue of Tuesday’s forum on the Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) in this city. ZCPO officer-incharge Senior Supt. Angelito Casimiro said his office heightened security in the area because many national and local government officials are attending the forum which is being held in one PARTITION OF REAL ESTATE WITH SALE Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late CELESTINO LABIANO, the registered owner of a parcel of land described in Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-194380, with an area of 8,901 square meters and located at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; That said parcel of land is more particularly described as follows: TCT NO. 194380 “A PARCEL OF LAND, known as Lot 5915, Cad-237, Case 4, situated Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. Containing an area of EIGHT THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED ONE (8,901) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of PARTITION OF REAL ESTATE WITH SALE, made and entered into by and among: BENJAMIN LABIANO, of legal age, Filipino, married to Julita E. Labiano, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; ELICARDE LABIANO, of legal age, Filipino, married to Emilia T. Labiano, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; REBECCA L. TABUELOG, of legal age, Filipino, married to Celerino G. Tabuelog, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; BEBIANA L. QUILAB, of legal age, Filipino, married to Francisco Quilab, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; MAMERTA L. PACTAIN, of legal age, Filipino, married to Cricencio Pactain, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City; NORMA LABIANO, of legal age, Filipino, single, with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City. That the heirs have sold portions of said parcel of land to the following; To MARIA EUTILA S. HIRST, EUPELA S. FRY, and EUSILA S. WARRIOR, all of legal age, Filipino Citizens, all married, with residence and postal address at Cagayan de Oro City, before Notary Public Waldo G. Rebolos, under Doc. No. 34, Page No. 7, Book No. XIV and Series of 2010; described as: Lot No. 5915-D, Area – 137 sq.m. To MERILENE D. AMPIT, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married to Nilo L. Ampit, and with residence and postal address at Bayabas, Cagayan de Oro City before Notary Public Samuel B. Arnado, under Doc. No. 490, Page No. 099, Book No. XXIII and Series of 2010; described as: Lot No. 5915-M, Area – 429 sq.m. That the heirs, for and in consideration of ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P100,000.00), hereby SELL, CONVEY, and TRANSFER and WAIVE their rights and claims, whatsoever, a portion of the said parcel of land in favour of BERNADETTE P. SAGRADO, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married to Buenaventura E. Sagrado, with residence and postal address at Barra, Opol, Misamis Oriental, described as: Lot No. 5915-T, Area – 1,200 sq.m. That the heirs, for and in consideration of SEVENTY THOUSAND PESOS (P70,000.00), hereby SELL, CONVEY, and TRANSFER and WAIVE their rights and claims, whatsoever, a portion of the said parcel of land in favor of ELEONOR B. MACOTE, of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married, with residence and postal address at Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City; described as: Lot No. 5915-E, Area – 100 sq.m. As per Doc. No. 190; Page No. 38; Book No. 85; Series of 2011; under Notary Public of ATTY. BUENAVENTURA E. SAGRADO. MDN: MAY 28, JUNE 4 & 11, 2014
of the local hotels here. C asimiro s aid t hat top police and military officials are also attending the forum. The forum is being held under the aegis of the Task Force on ASEAN Integration of the
Regional Development Council-9 (RDC-9), he said. A ls o attending t he event are the region’s business leaders and industry captains, regional and provincial heads of n at i o n a l g ov e r n m e nt agencies, the academe, non-government organizations, members of the press, and consumer organizations. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Officer-in-Charge Dr. Sitti Amina Jain said earlier that the underly-
ing objective of the forum is to raise the level of awareness about the AEC and “its implications to our economy both at the regional and national levels.” Casimiro said that the Department of Health (DOH) is also conducting the maternal health summit in the same hotel aside from the AEC forum. He said that top health officials from DOH central office and other parts of the region are attending the summit. (PNA)
A beauty queen with a big heart
By GIDEON C. CORGUE
PAGADIAN CITY – No one would ever think that a beauty queen has a big heart for the poor especially those who became victims to Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) that hit the Visayas in November last year. Miss Kallula Razonado Dixon, 25, Filipino-British who was crowned Miss United Kingdom-Philippines in 2013, recently visited Pagadian City, her mother’s hometown and spoke to the members of the fourth estate in a press conference arranged by the City Tourism Office at the Executive Function Hall right at the City Mayor’s Office. Miss Dixon, who made her first visit to the city, told the press that she was moved with great compassion upon seeing on television the unimaginable devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda in November last year in the Visayas, prompting her AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY THE SOLE/COMPULSORY HEIR OF THE DECEASED AGUSTIN CABARABAN Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased AGUSTIN CABARABAN, who died intestate on March 26, 1962 in Cagayan de Oro City; at the time of his death left a parcel of land located at Carinugan, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City, described as follows: TAX DECLARATION NO. G-215028 Owner: AGUSTIN CABARABAN; Address: #254 Macabalan, Cagayan de Oro City; Administrator: c/o QUILINGLING, DANIEL CABARABAN; Location of Property: Carinugan, Balulang, Cagayan de Oro City; Cdastral Lot No. 2036-C5; Kind: Cornland/Residential; Area: 1,0080 hectares (cornland), 500 square meters (residential), is the subject of AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION BY THE SOLE/COMPULSORY HEIR OF THE DECEASED AGUSTIN CABARABAN, made and entered by CENONA CABARABAN MAÑABA, of legal age, Filipino, married and resident of Sitio Benariohan, Siloo, Malitbog, Bukidnon, the surviving daughter and the sole and the only compulsory heir. As per Doc. No. 22; Page No. 5; Book No. 180; Series of 2014; under Notary Public of ATTY. MARIO T. JUNI. MDN: MAY 14, 21 & 28, 2014
to spearhead fund-raising activities to help the victims. Representing Pagadian “We are delighted that Dixon brought honor and glory to our city by representing Pagadian in the prestigious beauty pageant in London,” said Vice Mayor Divina Grace Yu, as she welcomed the beauty queen. For his part, Councilor Bienvenido Culve who represented Mayor Romeo Pulmones in welcoming the beauty queen expressed elation over Dixon’s visit to the city. “We are very much proud that a beautiful young lady, the reigning Miss UK-Philippines 2013 visited our place,” Culve declared. Miss Dixon was the second beauty queen to visit Pagadian, following 1995 Miss Philippines International, Gladys Dueñas, whose roots are also traceable to this city. She visited here right after she won the title. Beautiful name Miss Dixon is the daughter of Marietta Razonado, a Filipina, and John Jin, a British. Marietta is a native of Pagadian City. She met John Jin, an employee of National Power Corporation in Leyte when she was then working in Cebu City. After that, they got married. The couple went to Eng-
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land where they raised their three children - 2 daughters and a son – of whom Kalulla is the youngest. Marietta said they gave her the name “Kallula,” which is a Latin word that means beautiful. C ommitte d to help Yolanda victims After winning the title, Dixon expressed her commitment to provide assistance to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, locally known as Yolanda, by holding fund raising activities for the victims. Dixon said her heart broke whenever she saw on the television the destruction wrought by the supertyphoon, leaving almost 10 thousand people perished, billions of infrastructure damaged and most of the survivors homeless. “I am deeply saddened by the great devastation wrought by supertyphoon Yolanda in Central Visayas. Thousands of Filipino people lost their lives and homes, and even their livelihood,” Dixon said. For the beauty queen, the natural disaster did not dampen her spirit. Instead, it encouraged her to stay strong by raising funds for the victims. “Though I am thousands of miles away from the vicSee beauty, page 11
The Z3R Plan kicked off last week in Paniran with site development and preparation paving the way for the construction of 172 housing units- duplexloftable type for those affected by the September siege. City Planning Officer Engr. Rodrigo Sicat inspects the work undertaken by the contractor commissioned by the National Housing Authority. JOEY BAUTISTA
ZAMBOANGA City - Site development and preparation of the Paniran Homeowners Association area have already started last week kicking off the Zamboanga City Roadmap to Recovery and Reconstruction (Z3R) plan. The Paniran area, covering 1.4 hectares will be constructed with 172 units of duplex-loftable type. Total project cost is P32.21 million. City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Rodrigo Sicat, head of the Z3R rehabilitation cluster said the project is undertaken by the National Housing Authority (NHA) and forms part of the P2.6 million initially downloaded by the national government. Sicat last Friday, May 23, along with agencies involved in the rehabilitation effort visited the site where contractors commissioned by the NHA are now clearing the area of structures and debris to pave the way for the construction of the houses. The project, Sicat said is expected to be completed in a few weeks’ time. As this developed, cutting and removal of pavement has started in Martha Road, Sta. Catalina under Road Package D1 in preparation for the installation of utilities and the construction of a road project. The project is undertaken by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Sicat said the national agencies concerned in cooperation with UP Planades and the City Government are exhausting all means to have the Z3R done within the 18-month time-frame given by the national government. The 18-month period started January 2014. Meanwhile, efforts to ensure comfort and safety of internally displaced persons by moving them to bunkhouses are in full swing. Construction of bunkhouses in Masepla, Mampang, the 6th transitory site that opened May 14, continues without let up until all the 30 temporary shelters with 720 rooms are fully complete. As of last Friday, 107 families—all from the Cawa-cawa boulevard shoreline have transferred to the Masepla, Mampang, which is located near the shoreline. The Local Inter-Agency Committee (LIAC) last Thursday approved a resolution requesting the owner of the 38-hectare property in Kasanyangan that the government will purchase for permanent shelters, to allow the free use of the adjacent 25-hectare lot as a transitory site. If granted, the 25-hectare area will be used as temporar y shelter for the IDPs occupying the grandstand and the two schools- Zamboanga East and West Central Schools. (Sheila Covarrubias)
Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR’S OFFICE City of Davao
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental MUNICIPALITY OF CLAVERIA
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Date: May 19, 2014
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, the Guidelines in the implementation of Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2012 (IRR of RA 10172), notice is herebyserved to the public that JUVY JAMITO VILLONDO-LEDESMA has filed with this office, a petition for correction of entry in the child’s sex from “XXXXXXXRX Male” to “Female” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUVY JAMITO VILL0ND0 at Davao City and whose parents are ELIEZER VILONDO and PASCUALITA JAMITO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than June 09, 2014. (Sgd.) LEO ANTHONY R. BRACEROS City Civil Registrar MDN: May 21 & 28, 2014
In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that CRYSTAL JADE CULAO VISTAR has filed with this Office a Petition for Correction of Clerical Error in his SEX from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of CRYSTAL JADE CULAO VISTAR who was born on November 24, 1992 at CLAVERIA, MISAMIS ORIENTAL and whose parents are EXPEDITO B. VISTAR and REBECCA CULAO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than JUNE 5, 2014.
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Soldier released recently by the rebels faces dismissal from service By JOEY SEM G. DALUMPINES
CAMP PANACAN,Davao City - A military unit has recommended the dismissal from service of a soldier who was recently freed by the rebels for breakdown of discipline. Lt. Colonel Roberto Bunagan, commanding officer of the 60th Infantry Battalion identified the respondent as Corporal Rogelio Rosales who was released by the rebels in May 19 through Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. The rebels abducted Rosales in May 3 while on his way to Sitio Tagpopoot, Barangay Florida, Kapalong. Davao del Norte. During his release, the rebels publicized his alleged use of illegal drugs and complicity to the illegal logging activities in the area. The rebels even presented to Duterte a sachet of shabu recovered allegedly from Rosales’ possession. This incident prompted the military to conduct a deeper investigation. Bunagan said based on their investigation that Rosales in a sworn statement admitted his use of illegal drugs. He said the infraction is a violation of the Articles of War 97, being an act “prejudicial to good orders and military discipline and discredits the entire organization.” “Rosales already admitted to the use of illegal
drugs in a sworn statement during his investigation. This is a very grave offense with a correspondingly grave punishment in an organization with such a sensitive responsibility towards the people,” Bunagan pointed. Rosales however denied any involvement in illegal logging activities which his captors also publicized during his release. Bunagan said that despite the negative result on the drug and urine test on Rosales, he could still be liable for administrative offense. Lieutenant Colonel Norman Zuniega, spokesperson of the 10th Infantry Division said that every quarter, soldiers undergo random-drugtest quarterly and corresponding punishment had been meted against troops found positive for drug use. “O u r s o l d i e r s g o through random drug testing, and each one is subjected to testing at least once per quarter. We have already caught and punished soldiers in the past through these tests,” he said. Captain Ernest Carolina, public affairs officer of the 10th ID said Rosales’ recommendation for dismissal from service is still subject for approval by the higher command of the military. (PIA 11Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)
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2 suspects in radio blocktimer’s slay charged D AVAO CITY – Two suspects in the killing Friday (May 23) of a radio blocktimer in Digos City have been charged with murder Monday, a police official said.
In an interview Tuesday during the program “ Tay o’y Ma g t ap at a n” ai re d ove r R a dyo ng B a y a n - D a v a o, D i g o s City police chief Supt. Querubin Manalang said they have filed charges against R ady Cabales and one John Doe for the killing of Samuel Oliverio. Manalang said Oliverio’s wife, Rowena Baylosis, positively identified Cabales as the triggerman, and the other suspect as the driver of the
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at large. The p olice of f icial called on the public to relay information to authorities on the suspects’ whereabouts. Police were also investigating if somebody had ordered the killing, and if the motive was personal or work related. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines said his colleagues in Digos described Oliverio as being vocal on local politics and against the proliferation of illegal gambling and illegal drugs in the city. Oliverio, 57, was an employee of the city government who served as
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Bukidnon focuses on ‘Unity, nature, culture’ to celebrate 100 years MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews) – The celebration of the Bukidnon Centennial on September 1, 2014 will focus on unity, nature, and culture with a month-long run-up starting August 1, the grand opening day. Joe-An P. Bayona, provincial tourism officer, said as of this month the theme of the celebration was finalized as “Preservation of nature and culture with Christians, Indigenous Peoples, and Muslims as one for peace and sustainable development.” As of the April 2014 meeting of the centennial committee presided by Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr., the provincial government will allot a P10-million budget for the celebration. About P5 million, or half of the budget, will go to the Kaamulan month in August. FEW CHANGES The highlight of the Kaamulan month is the two-day street dancing competition on Aug. 30 to 31 in Malaybalay City, one of the few notable changes from previous celebrations when the street dancing competition was scheduled only for a day. Hansel Echavez, chief of the Public Affairs Information and Assistance Office, noted that instead of just 10 towns and one city joining the competition, all 20 towns and two cities will be included. “So it was decided to divide performances in two days,” he said. The street performances feature dances, costumes, and storylines based on Bukidnon indigenous peoples’ history and folklore. Echavez admitted that they did not notice any new entry in the lineup of activities for the centennial celebration compared to previous Kaamulans. But there will be no more exclusive contracts with major sponsors, Bayona said in an earlier interview. The old practice, she said, was criticized by many. She said the governor wanted “free enterprise” to ensure livelier and more enjoyable festivities. In 2013, Datu Magdaleno “Mayda” Pandian, indigenous peoples’ mandatory representative to the provincial board, said the practice of allowing major sponsors to operate exclusively in the Kaamulan sacred grounds has to stop. He said the practice contradicted the openness espoused by the indigenous peoples in the annual festival dedicated to the province’s seven tribes.
on motion of board mem- 2014. The ordinance likeThis was clarified by Zamboanga. P3 MILLION FOR CEDiokno clarified that ber Nemesio Beltran Jr., wise corrected the foundLEBRITIES, P100T FOR Dr. Maria Serena Diokno, CULTURAL-ARTS EX- chair of the National His- March 10, 1917 was the passed an ordinance last ing date to Sept. 1. From 1860, Bukidnon torical Commission of the date when the Revised week affirming and adoptHIBITS was just a part of the provPhilippines (NHCP), in Administrative Code of ing the NHCP’s findings. This moves the year ince of Misamis until it A big chunk of the a letter to the Sangguni- 1917 was passed. The said budget, or P3 million, ang Panlalawigan in June Code reaffirmed Act No. of the province’s celebra- became a sub-province of tion of its centennial three Agusan in 1907, accordwill go Manila artists, ac- 2012. The latter requested 2408. The provincial board, years ahead, from 2017 to ing to these accounts. cording to the “Proposed the NHCP in 2010 to clarbudget per committee for ify the province’s founding Centennial Celebration date as it started to plan for 2014” obtained from the its centennial celebration. “Considering that Act minutes of the latest meeting of the centennial com- No. 2408 took effect on 1 September 1914, this date mittee. Echavez and Bayona should be considered the confirmed in separate in- basis of creation of Bukidterviews that it will be non province,” Diokno used to hire the services added then. Act. No. 2408 – titled of ABS-CBN Showtime’s Vice Ganda and popu- “An Act Providing a Temlar teen love team Kath- porary Form of Governryn Bernardo and Daniel ment for the Territory Padilla for the live per- Known as the Departformance on the even- ment of Mindanao and ing of September 1, when Sulu, Making Applicable fireworks display is also Thereto, with Certain Exscheduled at the Capitol ceptions, the Provisions Grounds. The budget for of General Laws Now in the fireworks display was Force in the Philippine Islands, and for Other listed at P500,000. A source said the Purposes” – integrated choice of artists was based the then newly created on survey via radio calls province into the Department of Mindanao and and messages. The provincial govern- Sulu, along with the provT’boli children haul grass for their cows in Barangay Lake Lahit in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato ment has allotted only inces of Agusan, Cotabato, on Saturday, May 24. Mindanews Photo by Keith Bacongco P100,000 for “culture and Davao, Lanao, Sulu, and arts exhibits.” It is likewise spending P100,000 for awards and recognition to notable How to play the game? in the can personalities who contribtuna asparagus tips spinach corned beef Fill in completely every rows, uted to Bukidnon’s histowater beans frankfurters custrad columns and diagonals of ry, governance, and other sago carrots fruit evaporated Yesterday’s each puzzle without repitition minced beef pears ham milk Answer affairs. mixed vegetables peas mangos pimentos of the same digit. The rodeo show and spaghetti pilchards chestnuts pineapple motocross competition hoops tomatoes sardines \ratatouille spam tongue soup rice pudding will have P200,000 each. The provincial government is allotting P300,000 for the “Laga ta Bukidnon” or the Search for Miss Bukidnon 2014, just as much as it plans to spend for the security of the celebration. The budget for the centennial parade and centennial run, were listed as P71,000 and P30,000, respectively. The budget for information, media promotion, and documentation is only P50,000. The provincial government is yet to release an official and final schedule of the Centennial Celebration, including the monthlong run-up of activities.
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CHANGE OF DATE All these years until last year, the province of Bukidnon celebrated its foundation anniversary on March 17. As it turned out, Bukidnon’s founding as a province occurred on Sept. 1, 1914, when the Philippine Commission Act No. 2408, which was passed on July 23 of the same year, took effect. The provincial government, on the other hand, believed that that Bukidnon became a province on March 10, 1917.
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the Northern Mindanao Medical Center at C.M.Recto Avenue and Corrales Street. Vice Mayor Acenas expresses hopes that the opening of the city as a satellite area will open the mind of the public about organ donation to save lives. “This is a welcome development as people from different cities and provinces continue to flock to the city for their medical needs.” he added. The Power
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the victims, I initiated a fund raising activity to help them,” stressed the beauty queen who now serves as account manager in Newcastle adding, “I want to be part of the relief effort in deference to my Filipino heritage.” Tourism industry Meanwhile, Vice Mayor Yu sought the assistance of the beauty queen in helping promote the tourism industry in the city to create more job opportunities here. Yu was hopeful that Dixon’s visit to the city would help provide job opportunities for unemployed college graduates through job placement here or abroad. Dixon said she would facilitate the request of the vice mayor to her boss of the company she is working. “As a half Filipino, I’ll be willing to extend help to my fellow Pagadianon’s by doing charity work and assist unemployed graduates to work abroad to improve their quality of life,” she concluded. (FPG/GCC/ PIA-Pagadian City)
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amount is more than enough to help parents who are having trouble scraping up fees as schools open next month,” he said. This surgical mission reflects collaborative efforts of the Provincial Government of Bukidnon-BPMC, Bukidnon Government Employees Cooperative (BUGEMCO), and Bukidnon Freemasons, which aims to help indigent constituents who could not afford to bring their sons to a private doctor or hospital due to expensive medical fees. Hence, money saved by parents can go to families’ basic needs, Dr. Legaspi said. For details and information, please contact BPMC at telephone number (088) 221-5516. (RLRB/PIA 10, Bukidnon)
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lawyers having first read--and, therefore, consented--to the inclusion of the three in the affidavit. It is not also possible for the names of Abad, Alcala and Villanueva to have been included by Napoles, without such inclusion having been first cleared by Malacanang. Clearly, therefore, if
Abad, Alcala and Villanueva, were implicated by Napoles in the pork scam, it was only because that was first cleared by Malacanang and the DOJ. Thrown into the den of wolves, these three surely have been! -oooREMINDERS: Please tune in: “Tambalang Batas at Somintac sa DZEC”, at 1062 kHz on the AM band, Mondays to Fridays, at 6 a.m., simulcast, real time, over www.eaglenews.ph; “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa Radyo Trabungko FM”, at 103.7 mHz in Don Carlos, Bukidnon, Mondays to Fridays, at 7 a.m.; and “Kakampi Mo Ang Batas sa DYKA” at 801 kHz on the AM band (Panay Island), Mondays to Fridays, at 10 a.m.
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tornadoes or twisters. He admitted it’s hard to detect twisters as they can easily develop and are easily gone. Major disasters have hit Region 12 in the past. These include the 1976 tsunami that hit the coastline of Lebak and Kalamansig in Sultan Kudarat Province and Cotabato City and several floods and landslides. (Ferdinandh B. Cabrera/ MindaNews)
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paid an additional P94.5 based on the average consumption of 175 kWh. But he said in the DLPC statement during the rally he was not aware of any increase at the moment. The city had experienced rotating power outages of up to seven hours in recent months. Luga, however, pointed out the outages affected the whole of Mindanao. He noted that it is not always the case that energy consumption tends to lessen during rotational outages. Some consumers might use electricity more during the periods when it is available to compensate for or do the activities they could not do during blackouts, he explained. Luga added the tendency whenever a power shortage occurs and causes rotational outages is to run the more expensive power sources such as fuel-fired power plants to cover for the non-availability of the less expensive ones. National Power Corporation’s main sources are the hydropower plants that heavily depend on rains. “If the distribution utility gets a greater portion of its power requirements from the more expensive suppliers, its generation mix rate increases,” Luga said. The increase in generation mix rates affects the electricity bill, which also includes transmission and distribution rates that “usually remain relatively constant for about a year,” he said.
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Misamis Oriental second district Rep. Juliette T. Uy and her husband Vilanueva Mayor Julio T. Uy lead the distribution of rice and medicines to the residents of Barangay Hinaplanan in Claveria town in Misamis Oriental during the Medical Mission on May 24, 2014. Joining Mayor Uy and Rep. Uy were Claveria town acting Mayor Meraluna S. Abrogar with National Food Authority (NFA) Provincial Director Raffy Marasigan, Dr. Renante L. Salvaleon, the acting vice mayor of Claveria town acting Mayor, and the strong support of local officials coming from different barangays. Photo courtesy of Dodo Canoy
The DLPC meanwhile said it would not oppose the rally as long as it did not disrupt the company’s operations and that everybody’s safety was not compromised.
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The son, Jalel, who reportedly appeared from nowhere, leveled a gun at the raiding operatives when an alert PDEA agent threw him to the floor and disarmed him. Recovered from the suspects were 35 grams of suspected Shabu (Metamphethamine Hydrochloride), packed in 18 heatsealed transparent plastic sachets with an estimated market value of P 280,000, one .45 caliber pistol and one .38 caliber revolver. The PDEA operatives also seized the familyow n e d s e r v i c e ut i l it y vehicle – a Toyota Revo believed being used to transport the illegal drugs. The PDEA’s Special Enforcement Team raided the house of the Alawis during a buy bust Monday afternoon at Yacapin Extension in Cagayan De Oro City after several months of surveillance, said PDEA Regional Director Emerson Margate. Margate said that the PDEA regional command has listed the Alawi family as one of the “high valued” suspects who have been plying the illegal drug here for the past years. He said that the recovered pieces of drug evidence were brought to the PDEA Laboratory Service for qualitative and quantitative examination. The suspects were temporarily detained in a PDEA detention cell pending the filing of appropriate charges with violation of the antiillegal drug laws. A report from Cris Diaz, Mindanao Daily News Executive Editor
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The CHED has issued a Memorandum Order to the Department of Education (DepEd) in Northern Mindanao to close the BSU external study centers in the 10 towns in Misamis Oriental and at the Misamis Oriental General Comprehensive High School (MOGCHS) in Cagayan De Oro City. Pelaez, a senior official of the DepEd prior to his election as Vice Governor in Misamis Oriental, said that the closure order is unfair to poor but deserving students who have availed of the external study centers in various towns in Misamis Oriental’s east and west districts. “The BSU external study center program is a very laudable program since it provides an avenue for better education, at a lesser cost, to the less privilege students whose parents could not afford to send their children to expensive colleges and universities,” Pelaez said. The BSU main campus is located in Malaybalay, Bukidnon and the external study center are part of the program of the government’s distant education program designed to provide quality and affordable education to students in far flung areas in the country.
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these CARPable landholdings in a situation of ‘save by the bell’ to the favor of landowners,” Brioso added. Brioso said that initial documentation undertaken by ALARM-Mindanao revealed that there are about 10,000 hectares (as of this date) of agricultural lands in Mindanao without Notices of Coverage––and bulk of these are owned by prominent landowners such as the 590 hectares
owned by Ayala in Davao del Sur, 845 hectares owned by SODACO (Consunji) in Davao provinces, 764 hectares of NAIDCOR (Cojuanco lands) in Agusan del Sur, 111 hectares owned by Lapanday Group of Companies in Davao City, and 1,178 hectares of untitled lands claimed by the Fortich in Bukidnon, among others. “It is quite frustrating that the Aquino administration has no ‘political will’ to issue NOCs or distribute these lands to the landless farmers,” Brioso said. He said the agrarian reform march is the second time after their successful march from May 27 to June 15 in 2012 to Malacañang. He said President Aquino had promised them during a dialogue saying “you will have land.” Brioso said: “Now, after two years of waiting with uncertainty, we (the farmers) are going back to Malacañang ‘to claim what he had promised.’” According to Task Force Mapalad coordinator Joseph Coles, the government has yet to distribute to the farmers thousands of hectares under CARP. Coles said this time the farmers will ask Malacanang to continue the CARP with funds beyond the expiration of the program on June 30. He said they will ask President Aquino to issue an executive order in this regard. According to the task force, some 10,000 hectares in Mindanao have yet to be distributed to the farmers under the CARP.
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