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Volume II, No. 148

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Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, graced the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro, where he elaborates commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of a true Mason, Andres

Bonifacio, at the Bonifacio Shrine in Divisoria, on November 30, 2013. Also with him are Worshipful Master WB Kristoffer Eric Abellanosa, Past Grand Master MW Peter U. Lim Lo Suy, District Deputy Grand Master for R10-A VW Edwin

Five civilians abducted in Lanao Norte


AG A DIA N City––The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), accused the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of abducting five civilians in the southern province of Lanao del Norte.

P. Amene, District Deputy Grand Master for R 10-B VW Francis Celis, District Grand Lecturer VW Fernando G. Urot, Grand Rainbow Dad and President of the Past Masters League in Cagayan de Oro WB Erlquin Lim and the representatives of the

appendant bodies, Cadena de Amor Chapter No. 16 Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the Amaranth, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, International Order of Job’s Daughters and the Order of DeMolay. Photo supplied

Free Masons pay tribute to sesquicentennial hero By MAELYN BRIOSO ROA Contributor

MEMBERS of the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines in Cagayan de Oro has undertaken an elaborate commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of a true Mason, Andres Bonifacio, at the Bonifacio Shrine in Divisoria, on the early morning of November 30, 2013. Honoring Bonifacio. A Mason, is an honourable task by brother Masons of

Cagayan de Oro Lodge No. 298, under its Worshipful Master WB Kristoffer Eric Abellanosa. Masons here believe that Andres Bonifacio was a true Mason, having founded the Katipunan, a secret society which sought independence from Spanish colonizers through armed revolt, and was one of the greatest Masonic heroes in the ranks of Jose Rizal, Apolinario Mabini and Emilio Aguinaldo.

Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno who graced the event also described Bonifacio as “A true hero. A true Mason. and One who has catalyzed the revolutionary movement against the colonizers towards the turn of the century.” Exactly 150 years ago, Andres Bonifacio was born in Tondo, Manila, of parents Santiago and Catalina. Orphaned at age See masons, page 11

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TORN HOUSES. At left, an enderly carries a piece of his house after he agreed to tear down his home in Lugait, Misamis Oriental. Above, a little boy cooks their lunch beside the Cagayan de Oro-Iligan highway on Friday, December 6.

The residents voluntarily tore down their houses to prevent more bloodshed in the demolition that has already resulted to the death of one of their neighbors and wounding four other including two policemen. MindaNews photos by Froilan Gallardo

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NO NAMEPLATES. Policemen do not have nameplates when they provided se-

curity in the demolition in Lugait , Misamis Oriental that turned bloody last Thursday, Dec 5. The police officers again were not wearing their nameplates last Friday. PNP regulations say that policemen should always have their nameplates during rallies and demolitions. MindaNews photo by Froilan Gallardo

Lugait homeowners dismantle houses to avert more violence By Froilan Gallardo of MindaNews

LUGAIT, Misamis Oriental––Homeowners of a disputed property here agreed on Friday to voluntarily dismantle their houses to prevent more violence after a bloody demolition that resulted to the death of one of their neighbors and the wounding of four others, including two policemen. Jovito Jabagat, presi-

dent of the Alyansa ng mga Biktima sa Demolisyon sa Calangahan (ALBIDEC), said the homeowners came up with this difficult decision to prevent another bloodshed between them and the demolition team hired by the land owner, Achondoa Agro-Industrial Company (AAIC). He said the homeowners will gather their possessions and pieces of their former houses on the 15-meter

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5 suspects in Oro bombing face charges By GERRY LEE GORIT, Correspondent

CAGAYAN de Oro City––The Criminal Investigation Detection Group in Region 10 has filed double murder and double frustrated murder charges against 5 suspects in the October 11, 2012 bombing outside a hotel in Cagayan de Oro City. Named suspects are Francisco Guzman, Renerlou Dongon Tidoy, Abdul Najib Abu Sahid Dimalma Sabair, Abu Jumam Ustadj Jumam, Sulkifi Bin Hir, and Marwan Nasser Abdul Ibrahim. City prosecutor Fidel Macauyag said the city prosecutor’s office formed on Friday an all-female panel of prosecutors to evaluate the case. Macauyag said the CIDG-10 originally filed a case last year against Francisco Guz-

sides of the Cagayan de OroIligan Highway reserved for road expansion by the Department of Public Works and Highways. “This does not mean that we are giving up our claim. We will continue our struggle even if we have to live on the side of the highway,” Jabagat said. The homeowners’ deciBy GERRY LEE GORIT sion paved the way for Court Correspondent Sheriff Norberto Labis to fence the 40-hectare land CAGAYAN de Oro City–– of AAIC. See VIOLENCE, p.11 Moro Islamic Liberation

man and John Does but that he returned it for the CIDG-10 to gather more evidence and build up a solid case. He said this time the CIDG-10 came up with more evidence, an additional witness and the names of the other suspects to file the case last November 28. The three-woman panel of prosecutors is chaired by Prosecutor Charisse Galarrita. Macauyag said the panel has been given one week to determine if the case should proceed after the preliminary hearing. Two persons were killed and two others were injured after an explosive device, planted near the Maxandrea Hotel located on the corner of JR Borja and Aguinaldo Streets, went off.

Isolated incident, says MILF of Marawi attack Front chairman for political affairs Ghadzali Jaafar said the Friday attack on the police station in Marawi City was an isolated case. Jaafar said the MILF is conducting their own investigation into the incident in which the attackers freed comrades held at the station, killed a civilian and hostaged the police chief. He said he could not confirm if the attack was staged by the group of Commander Bravo.

Jaafar said the incident “will not affect the peace process” between the government and the MILF. Capt. Jefferson Somera, spokesman for the Philippine Army 1st Infantry Division, also said the attack was an isolated incident. Somera, however, said the incident was a violationof the ongoing peace talks. He said they have filed a complaint with the See ATTACK, p.11

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24 students in Agsur ‘possessed’ by evil spirits By CHRIS V. PANGANIBAN Regional Editor-Caraga

SAN Francisco, Agusan del Sur––Some 24 high school students in Rosario town were believed to haver been “possessed” by evil spirits since Monday when they turned wild and broke into hysterics while on classes. Jake Sangalla, a pastor of protestant church, said pandemonium broke loose inside the campus of Datu Lipus Makapandong National High School when the students mostly girls started screaming with their eyes wide open and staring blankly at anyone as if they were in demonic possession. The students were cleaning the school grounds when the incident happened.

Reports said there was only one student who became “possessed” but it suddenly spread to 10 more students when they screamed and became stronger against the restraining hands of teachers and parents. Some parents tried to pray over them but the students shouted back that there is no God while murmuring about other things the witnesses could not understand. Father Alain Balasabas, parish priest of the Catholic church, came to see the students and brought them to the church while other parents brought their children to the faith healer. The school is just about 200 meters from the municipal cemetery and between the school and gym is where the municipal tree park with old trees were located.

NGCP beats schedule of Visayas energization

By PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga BUTUAN City--In fulfilling its commitment to energize before Christmas the transmission facilities torn down by Superyphoon “Yolanda”, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has continued to work double time in its restoration efforts. NGCP Spokesperson Atty. Cynthia D. PerezAlabanza reported that as of November 28, the transmission operator has energized two 230-kilovolt (kV) lines and three 138kV lines in Leyte island, two 138-kV lines in Samar island, and one 138-kV lines in Bohol. These, she said,

represent five of the eight priority transmission grid backbones for restoration. They transmit electricity to substations that will allow the energization of the three islands. The grid operator also energized 14 69-kV lines in Leyte, Samar, and Panay islands. According to Alabanza, access to power was sooner restored by NGCP to 13 electric cooperatives, including Iloilo Electric Cooperative (ILECO) I, II and III, Antique Electric Cooperative (ANTECO), Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO), Leyte Electric Cooperative (LEYECO) II, IV and V, Southern Leyte Electric Cooperative (SO-

LECO), Samar Electric Cooperative (SAMELCO) I and II, Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative (ESAMELCO), and Northern Samar Electric Cooperative (NORSAMELCO). Alabanza informed that the latest energization of transmission backbones of NGCP are the OrmocBabatngon 138-kV line in Leyte, Babatngon-Paranas 138-kV line traversing Samar and Leyte, ParanasCalbayog 138-kV line in Samar, and Dingle-Panit-an 138-kV line in Capiz. The recently energized transmission backbones of NGCP has brought power back to key cities in the Visayas badly hit by See beats/p.11

Dinagat PNP member shot dead in Surigao City BUTUAN City––A police personnel of island Dinagat was shot dead Thursday morning at a central village in Surigao City. A report from the SuNOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late spouses EUFEMIO B. BUCANE and PORFERIA S. BUCANE consisting a parcel of land situated at Salvacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur known OCT P-8400 containing an area of 1.62 hectares, a parcel of land situated in Salvacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur known as OCT P-8464 containing an area of 2.25 hectares, a parcel of land situated in Salvacion Trento, Agusan del Sur known as OCT P-8463 containing an area of 5.00 hectares and a parcel of land situated in Salvacion, Trento, Agusan del Sur known as OCT P-8490 containing an area of 3.87 hectares are the subjects of Extra Judicial Settlement of Estate Among Heirs under the notarial registry of Atty. Engelbert Rodaje Calgas per Doc. No. 227, Page No. 46, Book No. II, Series of 2013. MDN Dec. 9, 16 & 23, 2013

rigao del Norte Police Provincial Office reaching the police regional headquarters here, Friday said that a member of the Dinagat Police Provincial Office was shot dead by two unidentified persons along Purok Perlas, Nueva Extension, Barangay Taft, Surigao City. The police report identified the victim as PO3 Dart Perez Revecho, 41; married and a resident of the place, NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ALMARIO S. GARAY consisting a parcel of land situated at Alegria, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur known as Lot No. 4436-J, Psd-13-001163 (AR) containing an area of 2,689 sq. mts. is the subject of Extra Judicial Partition with Waiver of Hereditary Rights under the notarial registry of Atty. Alfredo J. Carmelo per Doc. No. 18, Page No. 04, Book No. 21, Series of 2013. MDN Dec. 9, 16 & 23, 2013

who was shot by the suspects using Caliber .45 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The victim was rushed to Miranda family Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival by the attending physician. Probe is being conducted by the Surigao City Police to determine the motive and to identify the suspects who are a subject of police manhunt. philippine news agency NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late FELISA MANATAD consisting a parcel of agricultural land situated at Bayugan 2, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur known as Lot No. 3035-B, Pls-67 containing an area of 2.8477 hectares is the subject of Extra Judicial Settlement of Heirs with Special Power of Attorney under the notarial registry of Atty. Alfredo J. Carmelo per Doc. No. 50, Page No. 10, Book No. 04, Series of 2013. MDN Dec. 9, 16 & 23, 2013

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SOA PROGRAM ON UPLAND RICE PRODUCTION GRADUATION CEREMONY. Eighty four (84) farmer-enrollees of the School-on-the-Air (SOA) program on Upland Rice Production have been officially conferred as graduates on November 26, 2013 at the Farmers’ Training Center in Baroy, Lanao del Norte (LDN). Provincial Agriculturist of LDN Letecia G. Ditucalan (4th from left, presidential table) said that the SOA program which is jointly initiated by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-10) and the Provincial Government of LDN aims to encourage more farmers to engage in upland rice production through the transfer of productive, economical and sustainable farm technologies through a modular discussion over the radio. She added that this is a feasible way in imparting knowledge and skills to farmers, considering that they are from the remote areas and there are also more arable lands in the upland areas within the province that are yet to be used for rice farming.

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Vladimir Sumapig emerged as the class valedictorian of the batch. Others included in the top 10 are: Ma. Erlinda Y. Balingit, Agnes B. Padua, Rhea S. Amesola, Floramy Abarquez, Lanie B. Cobrado, Clarisa Y. Abilay, Rosalinda B. Argallon, Ramel J. Templado and Fe B. Pantinople. As tribute for their commendable efforts, the DA-10 awarded them with plaques of recognition and laminated sacks, while the Provincial Government of LDN handed them also with laminated sacks, rice cookers and farming tools. Other than the farmer-graduates (in violet), the graduation ceremony was witnessed by Hon. Mayor of Baroy Rosa Dahab Olafsson (center); Municipal Administrator of Kapatagan, LDN Narciso Oporto (6th); Municipal Agriculturist of Kapatagan, LDN Francisco C. Bihod (7th); DA-10 Regional Information Officer Mary Grace B. Sta. Elena (3rd); OIC Municipal Agriculturist of Baroy, LDN Mabini Balatero (8th); and agricultural technicians of participating barangays of Kapatagan and Baroy. # (JLOlson)

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Learning sessions on best human-resource practices conducted by the prestigious companies, STEAG State Power, Inc (SPI) and Nestle Philippines Incorporated for members of the People Management Association of the Philippines (PMAP) Cagayan de Oro Chapter were cited as outstanding. The two are among the top firms in Northern Mindanao recognized as tops in people management performance. STEAG was cited for bringing honor to the local PMAP chapter after having been chosen as finalist in the recently concluded 2013 Nationwide Search for Employer of the Year Award; and Nestle Philippines Incorporated as nominee of the People Program of the Year. PMAP-CdO Chapter President Aida May de Guzman presented the special awards of recognition to SPI and Nestle Philippines Incorporated. SPI Power Plant Manager Dr. Carsten Evers together with SPI representatives Jerome Soldevilla and Dr. Wilma Magdale received the award on behalf of SPI while Talent and Learning & Development Head Roy Magbanua received the award on behalf of Nestle Philippines Incorporated. In recognition of “STEAG’s and Nestle’s strong corporate leadership and for its commitment to promote sound human resource and people management practices,

the business community has spoken the truth. PMAP members who attended the General Membership Meeting were inspired to note the prestige of the two firms during the onsite tour at the firms’ compounds. We also congratulate the People’s Management Association of the Philippines for its role in establishing good business relationships between employers and employees. Kudos to its newly elected newly elected Board of Trustees: Dr. Wilma G. Magdale (STEAG), Ma. Soledad Amir (XU), Priscilla Capitan (Individual Member), Dr. Dulce Corazon Esperon (MINERGY Inc.) Vivien Lawansa (A. Brown Co. Inc.), Dr. Josephine Go (Polymedic Medical Group), Jocelyn Gogo (PROIS), Jhonadyn Gere (COC-PHINMA) and Emmanuel Gapuz (PSC). They now carry the responsibility of charting the chapter’s future successes. PMAP CdO Chapter has been existing in the city for more than three decades. We admire them for being instrumental in the advancement of the Human Resource Profession through its professional development activities, its advocacies and networking linkages with Private Industries and Government Institutions. It has helped many organizations in the competency development of their Human Capital through its various trainings, seminars/ workshops, advocacies and initiatives.


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The ‘yellow lane’ in the streets of politics THE political issue that confronts the Aquino administration has gone out of proportion. No doubt, even the Liberal Party’s possible bets in the 2016 elections have started to distance from the “yellow lane.” Where before the “yellow lane” was a symbol of political integrity and pride, now the “yellow lane” is turning into a dreaded political backstreet of people infected with social ills and disdain. At the start, Aquino’s “Tuwid na

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Daan” (Righteous Path) slogan has fascinated the millions of the Filipino electorates. The political slogan provided a breather to a country reeling in graft and corruption committed by elected public officials in the national government. Aquino ratings were soaring high in the pedestal of integrity that even the impeachment of the Chief of the country’s highest tribunal drew its conspiratorial strength from it. However, the can of worms of the seemingly spotless Aquino government exploded into a series of expose’. The various disclosures of the graft laden Aquino administration had exposed the gaping wounds of corruption

Checking on corporate leverage in the Philippines

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) held its 21st Environmental Scanning Exercise (ESE) last Wednesday (December 3) to look into the impact of rising interest rates on corporate leverage in the Philippines and their implications on our banking system. The BSP periodically conducts ESEs with invited experts from the business community and the academe, whose well-considered views are taken into account in the formulation of monetary policy. The topic stemmed from concerns that the low inter-


Fresh Gospel of the day: Luke1:26-38(December9, 2013-Monday) Luke 1:2638- To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name [was] Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, [thou that art] highly favoured, the Lord [is] with thee: blessed [art] thou among women. And when she saw [him], she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. For with God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the

Speaking Out Ignacio Bunye est rate and ample liquidity that our economy is currently enjoying might soon end, with the anticipated recovery of developed markets. As these developed economies continue to recover, investors are expected to pull out capital from

emerging markets like the Philippines back to the rich economies, where it is traditionally deemed safer and more profitable to invest. The departure of foreign capital might lead to higher interest rates, which could pose a significant risk to See checking, page 11

Biblical reflection Bro. Edcel L. Closas Lord: Today, we celebrate the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This means she was sinless from the womb of St. Anne her mother and this is Immaculate conception all about. In Wisdom1:4- wisdom never lives in a sinful person. In 1 Corinthians1:24-Jesus is the wisdom of God. Therefore,

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that shook the nation in despair. For instance, the multi-billion Janet Napoles scam have led to the exposure of corruption in the ladder of the Aquino government from the local government units toward the Office of the Presidency. The Daily Tribune, a hard-hitting Manila-based daily newspaper, headlined a story: ‘Noynoy’s P 100M ‘pork’ went to bogus NGOs, too.” Who said that the Office of the President is spared from the “pork barrel” scandal? Undoubtedly, Aquino and his cohorts were defending that the “pork” See POLITICS, page 11

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Zamboanga City Boulevard cleared of makeshift shelters ZAMBOANGA CIT – A total of 135 families on Thursday have voluntarily dismantled their tents and makeshift shelters on the reclaimed portion of R.T. Lim Boulevard as they peacefully returned to their respective barangays, Zone 1 in particular. This, after the census and mapping operations conducted by the Housing and Land Use Division of the City Mayor’s Office upon the request of the now deactivated Crisis Management C ommittee (CMC) showed that the 135 families were not directly affected by the 20-day siege last September. City Administrator Antonio Orendain, Jr. led personnel of his office, Housing Division and City Hall Community Police Action Center (Compac) policemen, to supervise the orderly pullout of the evacuees from the reclaimed portion of the boulevard. Orendain said the evacuee-families occupying the boulevard’s road center-islands, particularly those near the port area, will be the next to pull out, but for the meantime they will be transferred to the portion of the boulevard that was vacated by 135 families.

He said he had requested Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director Zenaida Arevalo to effect the transfer the soonest time possible so that the road center-islands of the boulevard will be cleared. As this developed, the rehabilitation of Zamboanga City themed “Build Back Better” is now entering the early recovery phase as a number of evacuees at the grandstand voluntarily transferred last week to the newly constructed bunkhouses in Barangay Tulungatung. Aside from temporary but comfortable and safe shelters, the evacuees have also been engaged in “work for food” program by the United Nations World Food Program and the City Agriculturist Office. Under the program that started last November, about 10,000 families were hired for work like cleaning up the shorelines of debris, mangrove planting and environment cleanup in exchange for one sack of rice per family after a week’s work. The program will run until next month, thus giving the internally displaced persons (IDPs) food provisions for three months. (PNA)

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Rebels seized 5 civilians in Southern Philippines


AGADIAN CITY – The Philippine military , accused the Moro Islamic Liberation Front of abducting 5 civilians in the southern province of Lanao del Norte.

Captain Jefferson Somera, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, said MILF rebels under Abdul Macalunto seized the civilians at Poblacion East in the town of Balo-i late Thursday. “The abducted civilians were believed to have been brought to a rebel camp in Lanao,” he said. Somera said members of the 4th Mechanized Infantry Battalion were deployed and have put up checkpoints in the province. No other details were released by the army about the abduction and the MILF has not issued any statement about the military

accusations. On Friday, some 50 MILF fighters led by Jimmy Rajamuda, assaulted the Marawi City police station in Lanao del Sur province and shot a civilian before rescuing two rebels - Johanne Cader and Mesron Borodan - detained for illegally carrying firearms. They also seized the police chief Christopher Panapan and used him as shield as they escaped to the A Moro Islamic Liberation Front soldier in southern sea. Panapan was later freed Philippines. (Mindanao Examiner Photo - Mark in the town of Balindong in Navales) Lanao del Sur. Rajamuda is a comgroup which is currently mander under Abdurahman 102nd Base Command. negotiating peace with MaThe MILF is the counMacapaar, a senior rebel nila. (Mindanao Examiner) try’s largest Muslim rebel leader who heads the MILF

CDRRMC-BFP trains Barangay Fire Volunteers By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

Oroquieta City -Oroquieta City or known better as the City of Good Life strengthen its campaign on Disaster Prepared pursuant to government’s R.A 10121 or the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act not because it is an emergency prone areas but to support the local government campaign against man-made or natural emergencies or disasters. With the creation of the local City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, the local chair thru its Executive Operations Officer, City Mayor Jason Paredes Almonte has ordered Mr. Carlito “Bebot” Decena, CDRRMO Chief to formulate action plans and program to sustain its volunteer groups to have a solid response team in any emergency be it Fire, Typhoons, Earthquake, Landslides, Tsunamis, and other calamities or Disasters that might hit the city anytime. On Thursday, the City

Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council thru its newly created and functional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office tapped the City’s Bureau of Fire Protection to teach Barangay Fire Volunteers to any emergencies especially fires be it accidental, natural or intentional fire conflagrations in their Barangays. The Barangays are the first to be victims of any eventualities or emergencies, however, with an strengthen and focused disaster response team and educated volunteer groups, outcome of any calamities or disasters can be minimized especially loss of lives and properties. Fire as the most incredible elements, communities must learn in the prevention of fire, and how to suppress conflagrations. But, how can a Bureau of Fire Protection which lacks fire equipments and personnel to do the job and safely secure the communities, this is one reason why the CDRRMC with the support of the City Fire Marshall Office of

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES) City of Davao ) S.S. x---------------------------------------------x AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION I, DOMINADOR V. LACHICA, Filipino, of legal age, widow, and a resident of Garcia Heights, J.P Laurel Ave., Davao City, Philippines, after being sworn in accordance with Saw, depose and state: 1. That I am the father and sole heir of RACHEL D. LACHICA who died intestate on May 11, 2012 at Davao City, Philippines; 2. That said deceased is the registered owner of certain parcels of land with improvements therein located at San Isidro (now Brgy. Luinab, City of lligan, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED (100) SQUARE METERS and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title with no. T-45,269(a.f.) and Blk. 2 Lot 5 Bahayan Subd., Luinab, Iligan City; 3. That said deceased left no debts, nor any Last Will and Testament; 4. That pursuant to Sec. 1 of Rule 74 of the Revised Rules of Court of the Philippines, I hereby adjudicate unto myself the above-described parcels of land. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this NOV 06 2013 in Davao City, Philippines.

the Bureau of Fire Protection conducted a two-day seminar workshop on Basic Fire Fighting Skills Training to have a trained auxiliary support group, the Barangay Fire Volunteers. Be it known that, City Mayor Jason P. Almonte as the concurrent Local Chair of the CDRRMC thru an authorization of the legislative department, the Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved the acquisition of 4.5 Million Fire Fighting Vehicle and a support Water Tanker to augment the City’s BFP Unit in combating fire conflagrations. With the active participation of the forty-seven (47) Barangays of Oroquieta City, each Barangay Fire Auxiliary Volunteers can now help the local Bureau of Fire Protection Unit to become its first responders in case of fire incidents in their own barangays. The said two-day Basic Fire Fighting Skills Training, every volunteers learned and experienced on training fire suppression, the basic

knowledge of Fire causes, its chemistry, its Stages, the classes of fire, and methods of fire fighting. Barangay Volunteers learned about R.A. 9514 or the Fire Code of the Philippines with hands-on training basically on fire fighting and knowledge of fire suppression equipments, Search and Rescue operation during fire incidents, and acquired safety tips at home. On their part as the city’s Bureau of Fire Protection Unit, thanked the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office in tapping them to train the auxiliary volunteers to enhance and strengthen the fire fighting capacity of every volunteer and its responsibilities during fire incidents in their own level as first responders of their own barangay to minimized loss of lives and properties. “Life and Safety during fire incidents is every body’s business” said City Fire Marshall F/Chief Inspector Jaime Mutia.

Republic of the Philippines Province of Misamis Oriental Municipality of Manticao Singed in the presence of:


SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me on this NOV 06 2013 at Davao City, Philippines, WITNESSES having exhibited to me their ________________ and _______________ as competent evidence of identities, respectively, under oath, declare that they personally know the AFFIANT, and further certify and attest that the AFFIANT himself affixed his thumbmark and is the same person who voluntarily signed the same and that they are not privies to this signed deed. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I signed and sealed this instrument this NOV 06 2013 at Davao City, Philippines. Doc. No. 466 Page No. 34 Book No. CXXVIII Series of 2013



In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 1, Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public the ROGER S. LAGROSAS has filed with this Office, a petition for change of GENDER from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROGER S. LAGROSAS at the Municipality of Manticao, Misamis Oriental who was born on 08 JULY 1965 and whose parents are MARCELINO LAGROSAS and JANUARIA SAARENAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than DECEMBER 26, 2013. (Sgd.) DOROTHEO O. LACBAIN, JR. Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: DEC. 2, 9 & 16, 2013

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Pablo year one: Thousands still homeless, jobless By TYRONE A. VELEZ and EARL O. CONDEZA of Davao Today

DAVAO City––For Datu Matunao, a tribal Matigsalog leader from Barangay Mangayon, municipality of Compostela, help never came from the government to repair his and other tribal houses and farms a year after Typhoon Pablo swept Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley, including their community. “Sukad adtong pag-anhi namo, (bugas) ra to among nadawat. Walay assistance didto. Aguanta lng gyud mi, kung mag ulan aguanta gyud mi (Since the time we came here, we only received rice. There was no assistance there. We just endured it, we had to endure the rains),” Matunao told Davao Today on Wednesday. Matunao said in the vernacular “it is better if they would be frank to us and said they had nothing to give us.” Out of frustration, Matunao and his tribe joined in February this year an organized rally outside the regional office of the De-

partment of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here asking for food and relief. Participants in the rally later forcibly entered the DSWD compound and brought out sacks of rice and cartoons of sardines, noodles and other relief goods and distributed them to the rally participants. Police threatened to file charges but did not pursue it. Grace Korso, a resident of neighboring Monkayo town, said that only barangay officials appeared to have been favored by government relief. “Human sa bagyo ang pamilya as mga barangay officials nindot kaayo og mga balay. (After the storm, the families of barangay officials had their homes refurbished),” Korso cried. She also said that relief goods and kits did not reach them, but instead were controlled by their barangay captain. “Sakit kaayo, kanunay ra ta mabiktima. Kanunay ra magpasalig sa naa sa

gobyerno karon. Ngano gisalig man sa mga official nakurakot (It hurts that we are always victimized. The government always asked to trust them. But why do they trust it to corrupt officials),” she added. Kim Pacquiao, who lost his job in the banana plantation in Compostela after Pablo, also complained that roof materials went to local officials. “Sila pa tong naa sa gobyerno, sila pa una nakadwat nga wala gani damage sa ilang balay. Akoa gani, nagabok na ang mga kahoy, wala pa gyud sin naabot, gisalig-saligan lang mi, (They are already with government but they got the materials ahead of us even if their houses were not destroyed. My house is already rotting yet there’s no galvanized iron roof given to us. They only promised us),” Pacquaio said. Like Matunao he said

he joined that rally to demand DSWD for equitable distribution and to check on corruption. “Panawagan namo sa DSWD angay-angayon unta lagi. Surveyhon nila mga balay kung tinuod ba naguba ba (We ask the DSWD to be fair. Let them survey the houses to see which ones were damaged),” he said. Typhoon Pablo was the world’s damaging storm to hit in 2012. It destroyed P26 billion worth of agricultural crops and P7 billion in infrastructure, leaving 1,043 dead and 800 people missing. Local and international aid poured in for the victims, yet Panalipdan Southern Mindanao spokesperson Juland Suazo said 90% of survivors are still homeless despite aid from local and international donors. Government’s disaster agency reported that 161,000 families were af-


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NOTICE OF FILING OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE COMPLIANCE PROJECT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Supply Construction has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of house and lot packages in PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamsi Oriental and more particularly described as Lots 25, 28, 29 & 35 of Blk. 7: Lot 11 of Blk. 8, all in Pcs10-001586, containing an area of 365 sq.m. and covered by TCT Nos. T-136-2013000239 : T-136-2013000242:T-136-2013000243: T-136-2013000249 and T-136-2013000256. The foregoing project is a socialized housing project pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279 and portion of the aforementioned project is being utilized as compliance for specifically Lot 28 of Blk. 1, Pcs-10-001586 for the main project. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 6th day of December 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS Regional Director MDN: Dec. 9, 2013


NOTICE OF FILING OF REGISTRATION STATEMENT FOR THE MAIN SUBDIVISION PROJECT NOTICE Notice is hereby given that Oro Asia Construction Supply Corporation has filed with this Office a sworn registration statement for the sale of house & lot packages in PERLITA’S EXECUTIVE HOMES located at Poblacion, Medina, Misamis Oriental and more particularly described as Lots 23 & 25 of Blk, 1., all in Pcs-10-001586 containing an area of 192 Sq.M. and covered by TCT Nos. T-136-2013000963 and T-136-2013000965. The foregoing project is utilizing the lots within the aforementioned project specifically Lot 28 of Blk. 1. Pcs-10-001586 as its compliance pursuant to Section 18 of Republic Act No. 7279. All papers relative thereto shall, upon request and payment of processing fee, be available for inspection during business hours by any person having legal interest thereon. Absent any legal impediment, the above-cited project is deemed registered and a certificate, in evidence thereof, shall forthwith be issued after five (5) days from the last day of publication. Cagayan de Oro City this 6th day of December 2013. (Sgd.) CHARITO A. RAAGAS Regional Director MDN: Dec. 9, 2013

Republic of the Philippines ) CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO) S. s. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION BY HEIRS OF ESTATE OF THE DECEASED PERSON JONATHAN C. VIGOR WE, ZENAIDA EDNALIG VIGOR, ADOLPH VINCENT B. VIGOR and ALYANA VEE E. VIGOR, both of legal ape, Filipino citizens, wi¬dow and legitimate children of the late, SSG JONATHAN C. VIGOR, PA, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law do hereby depose and state: 1. That we are the only surviving spouse and legitimate children, respectively of the late, SSG JONATHAN C. VIGOR, PA who died, intestate at our residence at No. 067, ZONE 8, CAMP EVANGELISTA, PATAG, CAGAYAN DE 0R0 CITY on March 1, 2000, as evidenced by DEATH CERTIFI¬CATE issued by the Local Civil Registrar’s Office of Cagayan de Oro City which is hereto attached as ANNEX “A” and made as an integral part hereof; 2. That the said DECEASED left an estate consisting of a parcel of land measuring an area of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO (162) SQUARE METERS, more or less, located in the BARANGAY OF PATAG, CITY OF CAGAYAN DE ORO, ISLAND OF MIN¬DANAO and evidenced by a TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. T-92727 of the REGISTRY OF DEEDS for the CITY OF CA¬GAYAN DE ORO, Philippines, which is more particularly des¬cribed as follows: “A PARCEL OF LAND, (Lot 9, Block 23, of the Cons, subd. plan, Pes-10-001272, being a portion of Lot 4315-D-1, 4315-D-2, 4315-D-3, 4315-D-4, Psd-10-008620 Lots 4315-1?, 4315H, 4315-I & 4315-K, all of Psd-10-000112 lots 4315-G-2, 4315-G-2, 4315-G-3, 4315-G-4, Psi-10-008603 and lots 4311-H & 4311-1, all of Psd-10 1003023, situated in the Barangay of Patag, City of Cagayan de Oro, Island of Mindanao. Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Lot 8, on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 2, along line 3-4 by Lot 3, on the SE., along line 4-5 by Lot 10, all of Block 23 of Cons. Subd. plan, and on the SW., along line 5-1 by Road Lot 9, of the subdivision plan. Beginning at a point marked “1” on the plan being N. 31 deg. 51’ W., 1300.20 m. from BLLM No. 13, Cad-237, Cagayan Cadastre. THENCE N. 73 deg. 41’ E., 16.13 m. to point 2;

S. 19 deg. 30’ E. , 1.02 m. to point 3; S. 19 deg. 23’ B. , 8.95 m. to point 4; S. 74 deg. 17’ W., 16.77 m. to point 5 N. 15 deg. 44’ W., 9.78 m. to point of beginning; containing an area of ONE HUNDRED SIXTY TWO ( 162 ) SQUARE METERS, more or less. All points referred to are indicated on the plan and marked on the ground by Pw. cyl. conc. mons. 15 x 40 cm. Bearings: True; Date of Original Survey Nov. 1, 1929-July 1, 1932 and of the Cons. Subd. survey Nov. 20, 1992-Dec. 28,1992. 1. That 3. That said DECEASFD left NO DEBTS; and all charges for his ESTATE is exempted by law to pay said ESTATE TAXES for the above-described property has no building or house erected/constructed therein, as shown in the TAX DECLARATION which is hereto_ attached as ANNEX “A” to form as an integral part hereof. 4. That pursuant to RULE 74, Sec.1 of the RULES OF COURT the herein AFFIANTS hereby ADJUDICATE unto ourselves the above-described REAL ESTATE which is the ONLY PROPERTY we have acquired as the only surviving legal heirs by means of this AFFIDAVIT. OF SELF-ADJUDICATION and hereby files the same with the Re¬gistry of DEEDS for the City of Cagayam de Oro, Philippines, with the request that said ADJUDICATION be made effective without judicial proceedings is prescribed by the aforemen¬tioned RULES OF COURT OF THE PHILIPPINES. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we hereunto set our hands and signatures below this 29th day of November 2013 in the City of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. This document is executed inorder to file a HOUSING LOAN APPLICATION with any banking institution or PAG-IBIG.



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fected in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental. Suazo said President Aquino’s promis e had promised during his recent State of the Nation Address (SONA) to build 53,000 houses for Pablo survivors. “But, many of them are still homeless. Where’s the fund? The government needs at least P10.6 billion to realize such housing projects but nothing significant happened,” asked Suazo. Suazo also posted on his Facebook account a housing project worth P100,000 for each house, for survivors in Cateel, and said the units looked “rushed” and “substandard”. Jobless Aside from houses not yet built, Suazo also commented that thousands are still reeling from lack of

jobs and income. He said “10,400 displaced farmworkers in banana plantations in Compostela Valley are still jobless”, citing that plantations had either closed down or hired a few workers. The aid agency Save the Children Foundation, which gave assistance to families, noted that “agriculture accounts for the livelihood of 80% of residents in the affected area. It said government data estimate a loss of over US$700 million in agricultural, including bananas, coconuts, rice and maize.” One of Save the Children’s beneficiaries, Roselyn Cabatlao, 34, from Baculin, Baganga, Davao Oriental, said her family lost its only source of income from See jobless, page 11

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Enrique Gil successfully conquers the Big Dome

Despite suffering from major cramps during his final run-through before his first ever dance concert titled King of the Gil on Novemer 29, Kapamilya heartthrob Enrique Gil nevertheless pushed through with the show and even managed to exceed his own and the others’ expectations by filling up Araneta Coliseum to the brim. “Sobrang saya. Kasi nung una nung sinabi nila na magco-concert ako sabi ko talaga hindi ko alam kung kakayanin ko. Pero at least dahil sa lahat nakaya naman,” exclaimed an ecstatic Enrique in an interview after his debut concert. Staying true to his word of allowing the audience to experience what he enjoys a lot, Enrique’s almost twoand-a-half-hour concert had a huge clubbing vibe. The Araneta Coliseum was turned into a huge dance club where laser lights and strobe lights as well as a gigantic LED screen that dominated the back of the stage transported the audience to the theme

of each performance. But more than the effects, what really shone throughout the show was Enrique’s dancing skills as well as those of his chosen guests. Like his krumping performance with ASAP costars Rayver Cruz and Arron Villaflor, his sizzling salsa number with Kim Chiu, and his sultry interpretative production number with Angel Locsin to the tune of Miley Cyrus’s hit Wrecking Ball.” His former leading ladies Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo each showed that they could also impress with their dance moves to the tune of Zedd’s “Clarity” and Christina Aguilera’s “Feel This Moment,” respectively. Meanwhile, Enrique’s dance idols Vhong Navarro and Jhong Hilario welcomed him to the league of dance icons in the Philippines. In a lengthy dance set, the three shared the stage for well-loved period dance hits like Erasure’s “Always,” Backstreet Boys’


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“Get Down,” Ace of Base’s “I Saw the Sign,” Los del Rio’s “Macarena,” Soulja Boy’s “Crank That,” Baauer’s “Harlem Shake,” and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” among others. Enrique likewise showcased his singing skills by performing original hits from his King of the Gil album such as “Ikaw Lamang” and “Rocking Them Jeans” as well as his own medleys of VST & Co. originals “Magsayawan” and “Rock Baby Rock” together with comedian Vice Ganda. Shocking and delighting everyone that trooped to the venue that night, Enrique did a shirtless performance of the Hagibis originals “Katawan” and “Legs” and punctuated it with an even sexier towel scene where he left quite little to imagination. Other guests also include Young JV and rapper Gloc-9 who each had their own song numbers and Martin del Rosario, Arjo Atayde and Ejay Falcon, with whom Vice had a hilarious

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conversation. Even if he admits that the entire show was really exhausting starting from the preparations down to the actual performance night, Enrique says he would gladly do it again. “Sabi nga nila gusto daw nilang maulit eh. Pwede. Sobrang nag-enjoy ako, gusto kong maulit ito siyempre,” he quipped. To those who missed the show, is there a possibility for them to see King of the Gil concert on tour? “Maguusap pa raw kami eh, pero pinaguusapan na. Gusto ata nila, gusto. So sana,” he supplied. Now that he has successfully staged his debut dance concert and finished it with flying colors, at least according to ABS-CBN President and CEO Charo Santos-Concio, does he have anything to say to his naysayers who doubted him right from the get go? “Hindi ko alam. Basta masasabi ko nalang sa lahat ng nagmamahal at sumusuporta, thank you guys so much,” he ended.

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LEO (July 23 – August 22) - Your innate sense of pride might end up getting in the way of an important relationship -- so make sure that you’re keeping yourself as humble as possible. You’re probably in a good mood, at least! VIRGO (August 23 – September 22) - You’ve got to be open-minded today -- otherwise doors will close in your face! Think big and try to imagine new possibilities when you hear things that might otherwise just make you laugh. LIBRA (September 23 – October 22) - Try something totally new and wild today -- your energy is screaming for something fun! It’s a good time for you to step up and ask the universe for a big surprise. Things are good! SCORPIO (October 23 – November 21) - A sudden outburst or fight blows up from out of nowhere -- but it should abate almost as quickly. Try not to read too much into what people say, as tempers are sure to burn brightly. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 – December 21) Your social energy is strong now, and you are almost certainly in the right place at the right time to take advantage of new opportunities. Speak clearly and directly and things should go well for you. CAPRICORN (December 22 – January 19) - Make plans today -- you’ve got to deal with situations that are in flux, which could mean that you have to keep revising your schedule just as soon as you think you have it locked down.

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Masons... from page 1

19, Bonifacio was forced to give up his education to support his siblings. He married twice to which both marriages never bore him a child. As we were told in Philippine history, Bonifacio joined Jose Rizal’s La Liga Filipina, an organization which sought reformation of the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. With Rizal’s capture and deportation to D apitan, B onifacio ministered in reviving the organization, continuing the pressure on the Spanish government to free the Philippines. With La Liga Filipina on one hand, Andres Bonifacio founded a secret society ca l le d t he Kat ipunan. Contrary to Rizal’s pacifist approach in reforming Spanish colonial rule, this organization dedicated to armed resistance against the colonial government, to which Andres Bonifacio e ventua l ly b e came its Supremo. Sadly, the one true Masonic hero was executed under the command of another brother Mason, Bro. Emilio Aguinaldo, to whom he allegedly lost the presidency. However, there have been debates as to whether Andres Bonifacio should be declared as the first president of the Republic of the Philippines. In fact, a movement composed mainly with Philippine historians was launched to have Bonifacio recognized as the first president of the Philippines. In addition, lawmakers filed a bill seeking to declare Andres Bonifacio as our national hero. Whatever the results of these endeavors must be respected. It must be stressed, however, that Andres Bonifacio died of a worthy cause. He did not just contribute to liberate Philippines through grumbling but his willingness to risk his life to attain such goal deserves more than a simple recognition. More no s ai d, “ T he commemoration of the patriotism of our heroes must also be accompanied by reflection so as not to defeat the efforts, sacrifices and deaths of our heroes. As Ninoy Aquino had said, ‘A Filipino is worth dying for.’ Let the seeds of their patriotism grow for future generations.” District Deputy Grand Master for Region 10-A Edwin P. Amene, in his welcome address, quoted CNN Hero of the Year Awardee Efren Peñalosa: “Each person is a hero within. You just have to look inside you, search it in your heart, and be the hero you already are. Serve others above yourself and be happy for such service.” AFP 4th Infantry Division Brigadier General Ricardo Visaya was the Keynote Speaker of the event.

Among those in attendance were Past Grand Master MW Peter U. Lim Lo Suy, District Deputy Grand Master for R10-A VW Edwin P. Amene, District Deputy Grand Master for R 10-B VW Francis Celis, District Grand Lecturer VW Fernando G. Urot, Grand Rainbow Dad and President of the Past Masters League in Cagayan de Oro WB Erlquin Lim and the representatives of the appendant bodies, Cadena de Amor Chapter No. 1 6 O rd e r of t h e Eastern Star, Order of the Amaranth, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, International Order of Job’s Daughters and the Order of DeMolay.

Beats... from page 4

Typhoon “Yolanda”, including Maasin City, Southern Leyte, Roxas City, Capiz and Catbalogan City, Samar, she said At present, 72 percent of the whole Visayas load is restored, the NGCP spokesperson said. Alabanza, however, clarified that although “our transmission facilities are restored, some municipalities may still experience rotational brownouts because of supply deficiency due to isolation of several power plants affected by the supertyphoon. Based on NGCP’s assessment, Supertyphoon “Yolanda” damaged more than 2,000 transmission structures of 34 transmission lines and affected 23 substations in Visayas. To facilitate faster restoration, NGCP is appealing for the public’s cooperation, particularly landowners to allow authorized line personnel to enter and repair the lines traversing their lands.

Attack... from page 2

MILF Ad Hoc Joint Action Group based in Lanao del Sur to have the perpetrators punished. He clarified that the Philippine Army will abide by the peace talks and continue to trust the other side despite the incident. Supt. Christopher Panapan, chief of the Marawi police station, was taken hostage but later released unharmed. Panapan’s brother-inlaw, however, was shot dead during the attack.

Jobless... from page 9

coconut farming. Cabatlao said it will take eight years for coconut trees to mature, and that means “there would be seven years of joblessness”. The aid agency provided Cabatlao and 138,000 others a cash-for-work program that consisted of backyard vegetable garden to support their food and income. But the agency said aid has its limits, and when this ends, so does the livelihood for survivors. “The job that aid agencies

Checking... from page 7

local corporations that borrowed when interest rates were low. According to a BSP study, there is an increasing trend in debt accumulation by Philippine non-financial corporations (NFCs) since 2007. Most of the borrowings were done through bank loans and issuance of bonds. Until 2012, borrowings were mostly in local currency but in 2013 an increased reliance on foreign currency loans was observed. An IMF study ranked the Philippines No. 3 among six countries which experienced the largest increases in D/E ratios since 2007. The others are China, Turkey, Brazil, Thailand and Chile. Though debt levels remain below and far from that recorded post-Asian financial crisis and while NFCs show capability to pay their obligations, continued rise in borrowings could raise the vulnerability of NFCs to interest rate and/ or exchange rate shocks. Let me share with the readers the views and insights of the invited resource persons during the Environmental Scanning Exercise. Shanaka Jayanath Peiris, Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in

Violence... from page 2

Labis ordered the demolition Thursday to enforce a Supreme Court decision, but the demolition team, which includes policemen, was pelted with stones by angry homeowners. Policemen fired teargas canisters at the protesters and in the ensuing violence, a homeowner, identified as Nixon Tungao, 35, died. His nine-month old son, Runel, inhaled teargas and was brought to a hospital. Supt. Leonilo Cabug, Misamis Oriental police director, said four persons, including two police officers, were hurt in the ensuing melee. Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Emano is forming a panel to investigate the bloody demolition in Barangay Calangahan last Thursday, said Edmundo Pacamalan, the provincial need to fulfil shouldn’t stop at immediate relief,” said Tom Howells, team leader for Save the Children’s Bopha Recovery Program. “But many are forced to end their projects as there is little to no funding available for long-term rehabilitation of livelihoods. Our worry is that these families will no longer be able to send their children to school, provide nutritious foods and a protective home environment once aid stops.” ‘Hazard areas’ Another concern of Pan-

tions and expansion. Guidote proudly said that the retail business of the group remains debtfree, the property arm has very manageable debt, and its two banks – BDO and Chinabank – maintain a healthy level of capitalization which is compliant with international standards. Augusto D. Bengzon, Vice President and Treasurer of Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) shared the company’s strategy in mitigating the risk of higher rates and capital outflows. He said that through diversifying its businesses and building complementary developments and services, they are able to keep the money flowing within their system, enabling them to manage capital more prudently. He added they only consider cash flows from its leasing business in determining its capacity to take in (and re-pay) debt, leaving the cash flows from its other businesses untouched. Dr. Maria Elena B. Herrera, core faculty of the Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Center and Research Director for the AIM Ramon V. Del Rosario, Sr. Center for Corporate Social Responsibility, meanwhile, pointed out that real estate companies today are more willing to venture outside Metro Manila, spurring developments beyond the country’s capital. She was quick to add,

however, that many of large corporations, especially real estate companies, are part of conglomerates. If not properly safeguarded, this could increase the risk of contagion, which will negate the benefits of synergy within a group of companies. Christian G. Lauron, Partner at Sycip, Gorres Velayo and Company, whose paper was read for him by Dr. Herrera, shared the concept of resilience planning in the banking sector and its implications to the promotion of financial stability. He proposed that reforms in banking policies must be anchored in a system-wide analysis that covers both financial and non-financial firms. The goal is to allow the financial sector to achieve resilience while sustaining growth and preventing stagnation. The views expressed during the Environmental Scanning Exercise are definitely well-taken and will assist the Bangko Sentral as it continues to guard against possible build-up of risks that can undermine banking and financial stability. •• Note: My book, Central Banking for Every Juan and Maria is now available in main branches of Fully Booked, Power Books, National Book Store, and University of the Philippines Press.

his stead for the presidency in the 2010 presidential polls. Roxas’s decision was just fair for the sputtering Liberal Party’s shattering political machinery. With Aquino’s winning the 2010 presidential polls, the crumbling Liberal Party recouped the shattered fragments to become the country’s ruling political party. Roxas running for the presidency in from page 7 2016 would be on time. should remain. In fact, MalaYet, the scandals and the canang wants it to appear that growing discontent of the Filiby renaming the Priority Devel- pino electorates had sullied opment Assistance Fund (PDAF) the immaculate image of the into Disbursement Acceleration Aquino administration. Program (DAP). Perhaps, doing The handling of the deluge so would exonerate PDAF from spawned by Super typhoon its ignoble allusion. Yolanda has also brought an Was it coincidental when added injury to a crippling politiSec. Mar Roxas became hesitant cal administration of the Aquino about revealing his political government. For instance, the plans in the 2016 presidential government’s incompetence in elections? Roxas now appears responding to emergency of adamant of pursuing a stalled magnitude became an object presidential bid. Roxas, the LP of international and national president then intended to run contempt. for the presidential post in 2010. How could a leader in his However, Roxas then allowed right sense argue on the number Benigno Aquino, III, to run in of casualties when thousands of

people are dying in the eyes of the world? Where in the world this kind of a leader could be found but in the Philippines? Perhaps, these are among the reasons that Sec. Mar Roxas has lost the eye for the Presidency. Every day, the Filipino people are growing restless against the probity of the country’s elected public officials. The observation is not only confined to the national leadership. Elected public officials in the local government units have also shown the same character. These public officials at the local level demonstrate the way the leadership of their national political parties too. One would just simply walk down the “yellow lane” in the street of politics: Expect to find the dirty linens of these local officials spread along the way. Shame! •• [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React:

alidpan was that some local government units in Compostela Valley made “offer to relocate” survivors but for other purpose, including mining. “The government will give such shelter assistance to these survivors if they accept the offer to relocate which is actually to get them out of areas targeted for open-pit mining of big companies without community opposition,” Suazo pointed out. Suazo identified mining application sites in Barangays Diwalwal and Pasian in Monkayo; and the US-

Mawab; 5,000 hectares North Davao Mining in New Leyte, Maco; and 7,00 hectares of Australia-based One Asia Resources in Mabini. Barug Katawhan leader Karlos Trangia added that with mining activities come military forces acting as investment defense that harassed communities as in the case in Compostela and Loreto, Agusan del Sur. “Instead of rehabilitation, government has brought military people in. Leaders are getting killed. We want justice,” said Trangia. (

the Philippines, said that while data suggests that debt levels of NFCs indeed increased, companies still have manageable debt levels and measures of the their ability to repay debt continue to be positive. Peiris cautioned, however, about increasing debts of banks to real estate companies and conglomerates, and suggested that targeted macro-prudential policies could be studied using different growth scenarios. For Melina Concha, Senior Vice President (SVP) and Head of Commercial Banking at the HSBC Philippines, the recent increase in the borrowing of local companies appears to be currently sustainable as it is supported by strong macroeconomic fundamentals and benign inflation environment. The recent upgrade of the Philippines to investment grade is expected benefit top tier companies, increasing their ability to tap funding from debt and equity markets. SM Investment Corporations’ Senior Vice President for Investor Relations Corazon P. Guidote gave us a preview of corporate leverage management in practice from the point of view of a large holding company. She revealed that the “retail DNA” built-in across the SM Group has kept them prudent in its actions, especially in borrowing money for operaadministrator. Pacamalan said the panel will investigate allegations from the homeowners that the policemen involved in the demolition do not have nameplates, which is a violation of Philippine National Police regulations.


based Cadan Resources in New Bataan. In Compostela, communities in Barangays Ngan and Mangayon are targeted for mining applications from Agusan Petroleum and Minerals Corp (APECO)San Miguel Corp occupying 14,414 hectares, and Black Stone Mining Corp. He warned that these operations will use open-pit operation. He identified the 1,656-hectare St. Augustine Gold-Copper Limited in Kingking, Pantukan; the 6,000 hectares Oz Metals and Mining Corporation in

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