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January 13, 2014


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Mayor wants to open more roads this year


A M B OA N G A City––Mayor Ma. Isab el le Climaco-Salazar has identified the opening of new roads within the city limits as among her priorities to be implemented this year. This was announced by City Engineer Luis Despalo citing they have already received an advice from Salazar to conduct survey in areas where the new roads will be opened. See FULL STORY, page 8

What DepEd’s ‘Pass’ is all about By Lily O Ramos

THE Department of Education (DepEd) is deeply concerned with contagious diseases (measles or dengue fever) affecting school children, students and education employees so it has started operationalizing the Preventive Alert System in Schools (PASS) on Friday. It is a systematic relay of information on a child’s or teacher’s state of health to appropriate personnel and/ or agencies in the locality. According to DepEd Assistant Secretary Tonesito Umali, all school heads have been tasked to operationalize PASS in their respective schools. See PASS, page 11

LONGEST TRAM LINE. The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Northern Mindanao turned over to the local government of Claveria in Misamis Oriental its longest Tram Line. The Tram Line can carry 500 kilos and connects barangays Luna and Malagana, all in Claveria. It is now being managed by 20 farmers beneficiaries. Contributed photos by Ercel Maandig

4 cops in B’non sacked By Walter I. Balane of MindaNews

MALAYBALAY City––Four chiefs of police in Bukidnon province have been relieved last week as crime incidents in the province increased by almost half in 2013 from the previous year. Chief Insp. Rene Berico, provincial police information officer, said the four officials were sacked for apparently not accurately reporting crime incidents in their jurisdictions. There was a “huge discrepancy” in the actual crime figure and what they have reported, according to Berico, who declined to give any figures. Chief. Supt. Catalino Rodriguez, Police Regional Office-10 director, issued Special Order 324 last January 6 relieving the four police officials, which was implemented by Senior Supt. Glenn de la Torre, the provincial police director. Relieved were police chiefs Supt. Oscar Jacildo of Malaybalay City, Supt. Roy Magsalay of Valencia City, Supt. Dexter Paje of Manolo Fortich town, and Supt. Tirso Refugio of Sumilao town. They were called back to the provincial police headquarters, Berico said. See sacked, page 11

2014 projects to push through despite PDAF abolition: solon ILIGAN City––Despite the abolition of the controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund, popularly known as “pork barrel,” Rep. Imelda QuibranzaDimaporo of the 1st District of Lanao del Norte assures her constituents that she is working doubly hard to ensure that priority infrastructure projects will still be implemented in her district this year. She said earlier that she is doing her best to ensure that the 1st District gets its equitable share in the national budget.

“With PDAF gone, I am so sad that I can no longer accommodate all the requests from our various officials from the barangay up to the provincial level. What we are trying to do now is to propose projects for funding by the national government, but there are a lot of limitations to what we can get. The guidelines now are very strict, which to me is good to ensure the prudent use of public funds. However, there are a lot of requests See SOLON, page 11

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Dad accuses ‘Oca’ of ‘blackmailing’ the SP By CRIS DIAZ Executive Editor

A MEMBER of the City Council has accused City Mayor Oscar “Oca” Moreno of “blackmailing” the local legislative body to force the Sanggunian Panglunsod (SP) to approve the proposed P 2.6 billion budget for 2014.

City Councilor Prexy Elipe, chair of the City Council’s finance committee, made the statement on Saturday in response to an Executive Order issued by Moreno last week informing the City Hall that the city government is now operating on a re-enacted budget of 2013. Elipe said that the city council has until 90-day starting the first session in January to approve the proposed 2014 budget before the city would fully operate on a reenacted budget. However, under the local government code of 1991, the local government would automatically

operate on a re-enacted budget if the city council failed to approve the proposed budget before the end of the month of December of the preceding year. Moreno issued the executive order on the basis of the provision of the local government code that city government operates on reenacted budget start- MORENO ing January 2014 in the absence of an approved budget. “But it was unfair to accuse the city council of deliberately denying the approval of the proposed P 2.6 billion 2014 budget because of politics. Moreno was blackmailing the city council,” Elipe said. Elipe said that the executive department has no program of works to support the proposed 2014 budget. The proposed additional 100,000 PhilHealth that needs an additional P 240 million budget remains dubious, Elipe added. Moreno was asking a budget to pay for the Philhealth insurance of additional 100,000 beneficiaries in

the city which would benefit the less fortunate. The city mayor said that the PhilHealth insurance is also one of the sources of income of the city’s public hospital especially the J. R. Borja Memorial Hospital. According to Moreno, when he was provincial governor of Misamis Oriental, the provincial hospital earned as much as P 90 million because of PhilHealth beneficiaries who patronize the provincial hospital. Elipe, however, said that the additional 100,000 PhilHealth beneficiaries were questionable because the city government has an existing 50,000 PhilHealth beneficiary apart from those under the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). He said that it is always considered that a PhilHealth family beneficiary has a minimum of five members where each of them would

enjoy the PhilHealth program. “In other words, it is presumed that a 100,000 PhilHealth beneficiary would equal to 500,000 individuals plus the existing 50,000 PhilHealth beneficiary which brings to a total of 750,000 individual,” Elipe added. He said that the actual population of Cagayan de Oro City is only 650,000 people. “If we approved the additional 100,000 families, then add the figure of the DSWD, where would the excess family come from?” Elipe asked. The city’s 2013 budget was P 2.4 billion, while Moreno was asking a P 2.6 billion for 2014 of which the excess of P 200 million is not enough to pay the P 240 million annual amortization each at P 2,400 of the 100,000 PhilHealth beneficiaries. Moreno, however, said that the City Council has no reason to disapprove the budget because the formation of the proposed budget was part of the mandate of the people. “If the city council will not approve the proposed budget, the city will move on with the reenacted budget,” he added.

Internet cafes told to comply with the law C O U N C I L O R Ad r i a n Barba, chair of the City Council committee on education, enjoins all operators of internet cafés to review, study and follow all the provisions stated in Ordinance No. 7820-2001. A copy of the ordinance is provided to operators upon securing business permits. Barba explained that the ordinance prohibits owners or persons in-charge of internet cafes from allowing minors to play computer or video games inside their establishments from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM during school days. Barba recalled that when he conducted spot inspections at some internet cafes, operators found violating the ordinance simply reasoned out that they were not informed of such law. T he c ou nc i l or s ai d during the ongoing renewal of business permits, operators should also be reminded of their social resp onsibility to their clients, especially those in the elementary school levels. (ELB)

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Military denies NPA claim that 6 soldiers killed in ambushed CAGAYAN de Oro City––The military has denied that six of its enlisted personnel were killed in an ambushed staged by the communist New People’s Army (NPA) in Agusan Del Sur last week despite some of their men were wounded. Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s Public Affairs Division, said that nine composed of seven enlisted personnel, one police officer, and a militiaman was wounded in the ambushed

in the mountain barangays of Agusan del Sur. Uy said that the wounded have been declared out of danger while recuperating from gunshot wounds in the military satellite hospital in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte. In a press release, the New People’s Army (NPA) of the North Central Mindanao Regional Command, said that the encounter took place on January 8 and January 9 as the communist guerrillas waged

military offensive to dramatize protest on the military’s continued offensive in the countryside while the Suspension of Military Operations (SOMO) remains in effect. The NPA said that the army’s 26th Infantry Batallion in Agusan del Sur has been deploying troops to the countryside in pursuit of the communist guerrillas after an open celebration of the NPA’s 45th Anniversary on December 26,2013 even if the SOMO ends

on January 15. Since then, the military operations continue in San Luis, Agusan del Sur, San Fernando and Impasug-ong in Bukidnon, Claveria and Binuangan in Misamis Oriental, the press statement said. The encounter took place in a steep bank in Mahaba River, going towards Km. 27, Side 2, Brgy. Mahayahay, San Luis where five soldiers were wounded and in Km. 5, Brgy. Balit, San Luis,

killing six soldiers and wounding seven others, all of the 26thIB based in Agusan del Sur. Uy said that the presence of the military in the area was only to assist the police in serving the warrant of arrest against a murder suspect identified as Nelson Lugpatan Campos in the farming village of Kipuyag, Brgy. San Pedro, San Luis, Agusan del Sur when waylaid by communist guerrillas on their way back to the military base.CD

NGCP restores more lines in Yolanda-hit areas volt (kV) lines, the latter being the direct link of the Philippine Associated BUTUAN City––The Smelting and Refining National Grid Corpora- Corporation (PASAR), tion of the Philippines the only copper smelter (NGCP) capped 2013 and refinery in the counwith the restoration try, to the main Visayas of two transmission transmission grid. backbones damaged by This development Typhoon “Yolanda” in followed NGCP’s Christthe island of Leyte. mas day announcement On December 30, of complete restoration 2013, NGCP energized of all transmission lines the Ormoc-Isabel and directly connected to Isabel-PASAR 138-kilo- Visayas distribution utiliBy PAT SAMONTE Regional Editor-Caraga

ties. In a media release, NGCP spokesperson Atty. Cynthia D. PerezAlabanza explained, “The two transmission lines finished after Christmas are considered second priority restorations, which are the lines that are for looping or redundancy purposes, or whose load customer is not a distribution utility (DU) and is not ready to receive power. We priori-

tized the restoration of lines directly connected to distribution utilities as that was our commitment to the Department of Energy.” There are five more 69-kV lines undergoing repair in Samar and Leyte but NGCP clarified that these lines will only provide N-1 contingency to the grid once energized. N-1contingency is a Philippine Grid Code requirement to ensure that

the transmission services of NGCP remain stable despite an abnormality or malfunction of one of its components, such as a transmission line or segment. NGCP also appeals to the public to spare the transmission tower parts damaged by the typhoon from theft. According to NGCP, three pilferage incidents were reported from the field. “Due to the on-going

restoration activities, we have yet to haul and recover the transmission parts and materials toppled by Typhoon “Yolanda,” but that is on top of our list now that we are about to finish the repairs. In the meantime, we appeal to the public to report any incident of pilferage of tower parts including those felled by the typhoon,” requested Alabanza.

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1 hurt, 25 fainted

CAGAYAN de Oro City––A five-year-old suffered a head injury while 25 others collapsed as 100,000 devotees joined the procession during the feast of the Black Nazarene here on Thursday, the police said on Friday. The Black Nazarene procession here started on January 2009 with a minuscule crowd, but the devotees who joined the procession here that coincides with the feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo,Manila have grown and doubled every year. Chief Inspector Lemuel Gonda, chief of operations of the local police force, said that the participants of the Black Nazarene procession this year has doubled compared to last year’s estimated 50,000 participants. He said that except for the 5 y.o. boy See HURT, page 10

Capitan takes oath as mayor of Lanao Norte By Frank E. Dosdos Jr. Contributor

DULY proclaimed winner in the May 13, 2013 Elections as Mayor of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte, Florante T. Capitan took his Oath of Office last January 2 before RTC Executive Judge Robert Abragan in Iligan City. Capitan was declared winner in the said elections by the Special Board of Canvassers composed of Atty. Abigail Justine C. Lilagan, Chairman, Atty. Genevieve V. Guevarra, Vice Chairman and Atty, Ester Villaflor Roxas, in its Proclamation dated December 27, 2013. The Special Board of Canvassers was created for the purpose of serving the Writ of Execution issued by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) on December 17, 2013 pursu-

ant to its Resolution dated December 9, 2013 annulling and setting aside the Proclamation of Rommel C. Arnado as the duly elected Mayor of Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte and declaring Florante T. Capitan as the duly elected Mayor of the same municipality in the May 13, 2013 Elections. The annulment of the Proclamation of Rommel C. Arnado was based on the findings of the COMELEC, en banc, that he was an American Citizen at the time of the filing of his Certificate of Candidacy and was therefore disqualified from running in any local government position according to law. The Writ of Execution was issued by the COMELEC since no Restraining Order was issued by the See oath, page 11

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651 70 100

634 ( IncludIng LHs w/ CFs submitted to DAR - IX & LBP)

% aCCoMPlisHMenT 97.00%

227 75

324% 75%

717 651

1,012 659

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660 750 40,500,000.00 20

681 1,263 40,593 23


520 1,100 19,800,000.00

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B. subdivision survey of Collective land ownership awards (Cloas)

II. PROGRAM BENEFICIARIES DEVELOPMENT 1. social infrastructure & local Capability Bldg. > no. of agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (aRBs) Trained in aRCs and non-aRCs on Gender dev't. 2. sustainable agribusiness and Rural enterprise development (saRed) a. Provision of Gender-Responsive and socialized Credit/ Microfinance assistance > no. of aRB organizations (aRBos) developed as microfinance providers > no. of organizations provided with credit > no. of aRBs provided w/ micro-finance services > no. of funded projects enterprises (production, enterprise, provident loans) > amount of loan availed to finance these projects b.agri - credit > no. of funded projects > no. of aRBs involved /benefited > amount of loan (PhP) > no. of organizations provided with credit c. agri - credit from Regular Credit windows > no. of funded projects > no. of aRBs involved / benefited > amount of loan (PhP) > no. of organizations provided with credit 3. access Facilitation and access enhancement services (aFae) 3.a Provision of access to Physical infras - tructure (Foreign assisted Projects only) > no. of functional infrastructures maintained > n. of irrigation projects completed service area covered (has) > no. of Farm to Market Road Projects completed




168% 100.00% 115% 107% 102% 100.40% 150%

100% 50% 40%




33% 22%




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2,741 9

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2013 ANNUAL TARGET 495 136 140 13 574 800

CASES RESOLVED / ACCOMPLISHED 459 252 159 6 717 950




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3. Post Judgement




4. execution/implementation writ of execution issued







Total length in Kms. 3.b Provision of Basic social setrvices > no. of Potable water system 3.c aRC Connectivity & econ. support services > aRBs involved in agri-Tech & agri - extension > no. of aRBos provided w/ CsFs d. PaMana in agrarian Reform areas > no. of Conflict Brgys. Provided w/ PeaceBulding Projects

III. AGRARIAN LEGAL SERVICES 1.agrarian law implementation 2. Quasi- Judicial Cases Transfer / Clearances 4. Judicial Cases 5.Mediation Cases opinion

IV. DAR ADJUDICATION BOARD 1. Resolved Cases 2. Mediation of Conflicts through alternative dispute Resolution (adR)

5. others : a. Cancellation of Cloa - Case Build - Up




OIC - Admin. & Finance



OIC - Agrarian Legal Services




93% 185% 113% 46% 125% 119%

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For its outstanding contributions to the safety and health of its workers, workplaces and communities, Steag State Power of Villanueva, Misamis Oriental was adjudged among 28 companies as winners of the 8th Gawad Kaligtasan at Kalusugan (GKK), the Department of Labor and Employment’s (DOLE) highest and most prestigious award for occupational health and safety. Steag received the honor in a ceremony at the OSHC Auditorium, Occupational Safety and Health Center, Diliman, in Quezon City last month. Conferred to Steag and 27 others was the DOLE Secretary’s Award of Distinction in the institutional and individual categories. For Institutional Category , the awardees were STEAG State Power, Inc; STMicroelectronics, Inc.; Sunpower Phils. Module Manufacturing; SN Aboitiz Power-Benguet, Inc.; Shell Philippines ExplorationMalampaya On-Shore Gas Plant; Manila Water Company, Inc.Laboratory Services; Shell Philippines Exploration-Malampaya Shallow Water Platform; Toyota Motors Philippines; Sunpower Phils. Manufacturing, Ltd.; RCM Manufacturing, Inc.; Ford Motor Company Philippines, Inc.; Maynilad Water Services, Inc.-La Mesa Water Treatment Plan 1; SN Aboitiz Power-Magat, Inc.; Energy Development Corporation; TVI Resource Development (Phils.) Inc.; Stepan Philippines, Inc.; International Wiring Systems (Phils.) Corp.; Maynilad Water Services, Inc.-Tondo Sewage Pumping Plant; Western Mindanao Power Corporation; and AP Renewables, Inc.-Tiwi. The GKK is one of DOLE’s five “seals of good housekeeping” under the Incentivizing Compliance Program (ICP), a major reform measure of the

SPECIAL FEATURE DOLE that aims to engender, encourage, and build a culture of voluntary compliance with labor, and OSH standards among the country’s industries. A GKK recognition is one step toward the national Tripartite Seal of Excellence Award under the ICP. The other four “seals of good housekeeping” are the Bureau of Working Condition’s Tripartite Certificate of Compliance on Labor Standards; Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns’ Certificate for Child Labor-Free Establishment; National Wages and Productivity Commission’s National Productivity Olympics Award; and the National Conciliation and Mediation Board’s Outstanding LaborMa nagement C ooperation Awardee for Industrial Peace or Certificate for Operational Grievance Machinery for Industrial Peace. A national award bestowed by the DOLE every two years, the GKK has become a highly coveted symbol of recognition by individuals and institutions implementing successful safety and health programs, and promoting occupational safety and health towards zero accident in the workplace. By bestowing these awards, DOLE says it is sending the message that companies and individuals who implement innovative programs and ideas on safety, health, and even environment programs, and in the process achieve productivity and zero accident in the workplace are rewarded with national recognition. GKK awardees serve as an inspiration to others and should encourage them to develop and apply best industry practices,

as well as develop a culture of voluntary compliance with labor and OSH standards. GKK winners make the safety and health of workers and their workplaces and communities first in their order of priorities because they believe these would lead to productivity, fair labor practices, and corporate social responsibility, which in turn can boost industrial peace and competitiveness. Specially, the GKK are bestowed in recognition of outstanding achievements and best practices of establishments and individuals on safety control and emergency preparedness; industrial hygiene and occupational health programs; environmenta l protection; community relations and social accountability programs; capability building on OSH; OSH management system and international safety rating systems; and OSH indicators and green productivity. An establishment or individual nominated for the GKK undergoes a stringent selection process, with each entry subjected to a rigorous, meticulous, three-phased process, which produces a short list of contenders. The next process involves representatives of the OSHC, regional OSH networks, and DOLE regional offices visiting the short-listed entries for an on-site verification of submitted documents. Finally, impartial and competent judges from the DOLE, its tripartite partners, and the OSHC determine the winners. Since 1997, there had been only 11 recipients of the prestigious DOLE Award in the institutional category and ten safety and health practitioners in the individual category. There had been only 45 GKK winners, excluding this year’s batch of awardees.

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Gray areas in the city’s proposed 2014 budget THE furor over the proposed P 2.6 billion 2014 budget of Cagayan de Oro City continue to hog the limelight in the past days. Inevitably, the issue has become a political one where the city executive and the legislative department had publicly exchanged barbs on the integrity of the proposed budget. Actually, the conflict focused on the excess amount of P 200,000 million as against the 2013 budget of P 2.4 billion. In other words, the two branches of the local government clashed on the justification of the disbursement of the additional P 200,000 million as against the projected income of the city government for the incoming year. The executive department headed by the incumbent city Mayor Oscar Moreno argued that the city intends to pursue the development program of his administration through the proposed budget. There is no question that

Moreno has all the good intentions as the city’s chief executive. In fact, Moreno has complied with the requirements m and ate d Cris Diaz on him under the 1991 Local Government Code to submit the proposed 2014 budget to the city council on Oct. 16, 2014 otherwise he would be criminally and administratively liable. (Art. 414. Preparation of Executive Budget). However, the City Council failed to deliberate an Ordinance approving the proposed 2014 budget. City Councilor Prexy Elipe, chair of the finance committee, said that the executive department failed to submit the

program of works that would substantiate the approval of the proposed budget. Elipe contended that the city council has been conducting a hearing on the proposed budget since November 2013 while, at the same time, urging the executive department to submit a program of works of the proposed budget. Perhaps, one of these issues was the “Submission of Local Development Plan” amounting to P 79 million that the City Council disapproved allegedly because of the absence of the program of works. Both sides might have valid arguments as both cited provisions of the 1991 Local Government Code. However, the issue on the additional 100,000 PhilHealth beneficiary, which formed part of the proposed 2014 budget, caught the public’s attention. Moreno said that the PhilHealth this year costs P 2,400

for every beneficiary who would be entitled to more free medical services. Granting without admitting that the city government will extend an additional 100,000 PhilHealth beneficiary, it means spending P 240 million. Is the city paying the cost of PhilHealth for the additional 100,000 beneficiaries after renewing the existing 50,000 PhilHealth beneficiary of the city government? While Moreno has the best of the intentions to provide basic health services to the residents of Cagayan de Oro, especially the poorest of the poor, he should submit the details of the proposed program to the City Council. Otherwise, this gray area would likely prevent the City Council from approving the propose budget. It is very clear too that the provision of the 1991 Local Gov’t Code under Art. 415 on Budget Authorization (a) para two states:

Limketkai’s waste yard stinks

RESIDENTS living near the waste yard owned by the Limketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City are complaining over the foul odor that it emits. Problem is, the tons of wastes are just being dumped and it remained there for about a month [few days before Christmas in 2013]––and now, no one seems to be interested [not even the local officials of Cagayan de Oro] so the garbage can be brought to the city sanitary landfill. Well, we cannot rely solely on our so-called honorable city officials as they [as usual] would only react when there is a complaint or when someone dies simply because no one cares about the foul-smelling tons of wastes left unattended. Aside from the stinks, the waste yard has now become the favorite hangouts

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Ruel Villanueva Pelone of bluebottles--blowfly with iridescent blue body; makes a loud buzzing noise in flight--are bigger than the houseflies. These houseflies and bluebottles have mushroomed in and outside the households near the Ketkai’s dumpsite. “House flies are not the neatest of insects. They visit such places as dumps, sewers, and garbage heaps. They feed on fecal matter, discharges from wounds and sores, sputum, and all sorts of moist decaying matter such as spoiled fish, eggs and

meat,” wrote Steve Jacobs Sr., extension associate of Penn State University. Jacobs said house flies are strongly suspected of transmitting at least 65 diseases to humans, including typhoid fever, dysentery, cholera, poliomyelitis, yaws, anthrax, tularemia, leprosy and tuberculosis. He added flies regurgitate and excrete wherever they come to rest and thereby mechanically transmit disease organisms. Imagine this. When you start cooking your food, a fly comes first as if it is spy-

ing whether you indeed are cooking a mouth-watering dish [ginamos (fermented fish) ug bulad (dried fish) ra gud] or not. Once confirmed by the “spy” fly, you will notice that dozens of flies follow as if these flies are invited to a birthday party or fiesta. These flies come so quickly as if the first fly texted or called them using cellular phone perhaps, “Twit” them using “Twitter. com,” or “Facebook.” What will happen then? Both your hands are busy driving away your unwanted visitors while the other hand is busy feeding your mouth. And when this happened, you wish you had three or four hands. Why? You need one hand to drive away your unwanted visitors––the flies; use the other hand in feeding See stinks, page 10

Tacloban City, still no-man’s land now? LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “…`I will make mere youths their officials; children will rule over them’. ..” (Isaiah 3:4, the Holy Bible). -oooTAC L O BA N C I T Y, STILL NO-MAN’S LAND UP TO NOW? Will somebody please tell us what the real score is today in Tacloban City, one of the places most devastated by Yolanda? I mean, can we believe claims that life in the city is already returning to normal, because more and more local businessmen are re-opening their businesses and starting to sell their wares again? This is an important question I am posing because I talked to a person from Tacloban City over lunch last Friday, January 10, 2014, and that person (pardon my not mentioning that person’s name or even gender, for security

Kakampi mo ang batas Atty. Batas Mauricio reasons) told me that it is still basically a no-man’s land in Tacloban even up to now, where security and safety of residents or even visitors could not be assured by anyone yet. I was told that many stores are still closed, and although curfew is no longer enforced, no one dares to venture out in the city’s streets after 6 p.m., because many people are still roaming around, whose primary intention is to seek out food and anything valuable that could be exchanged for food. According to the person I talked to, there is still a

“failure of authority” in the city, despite assurances from both the local and national governments. -oooRAINS, FLOODS, STRONG WINDS: I asked that person to describe how Yolanda hit Tacloban City. That person said the whole city was totally unprepared, not having been told what was about to hit Taclobanons. Had disaster officials, and even local and national authorities, told them that the city is to be hit by a “tsunami”, people could have readily evacuated to seek higher and safer grounds.

But then, I was told, Taclobanons were merely warned that a “storm surge” was to hit them. And since no one really had any idea what a “storm surge” would be like, not having been warned about it or experienced its ferocity before, the thousands of people in its path became helpless victims of rampaging waters, howling winds, and strong rains, all at the same time. The person that I talked to told me further that many families were able to escape certain death only because they managed to seasonably run to the second floor of their houses, and then to their rooftops when even their second floors were filled with three successive waves of angrily-swirling waters, all in a span of just five minutes. -ooo“OFFICIALS’ REACTED See LAND, page 11

“In case the Sanggunian concerned failed to pass (sic) the ordinance authorizing the annual appropriation at the beginning of the ensuing fiscal year, the ordinance authorizing the appropriation of the preceding year shall be deemed re-enacted. The Sanggunian shall continue to hold sessions without additional remuneration of its members and…….. no other business may be taken during such sessions.” (Underscoring mine). Please take note that the phrase “may be taken” is conditional. It follows that the Sanggunian (City Council), during the first session at the beginning of the ensuing fiscal year may not agenda the proposed 2014 budget, it failed to approve as scheduled. ••• [Listen to “Alarma sa Udtong Tutok” every 11:00 – 12:00 Mon. to Friday at 95.7 FM Mellow Touch Radio] React: crisguardian@

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Fresh Gospel of the day:Mark1:14-20(January13, 2014-Monday) Mark 1:14-20-Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men. And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him. And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets. And straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him: This gospel reminds us the right decision of the apostles in following and choosing God instead their fishing profession. In Luke 12:31-But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Who is greater in our lives, God or our professions? In1Timothy 6:10-for the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. Look at the disciples, they responded the invitation of Jesus without complains and hesitations. On the other side, in Luke9:57-62-Jesus invited few persons to work with Him but they made many excuses. This is contrary to the eagerness of Jesus disciples. How about us, are we responding God’s call to serve Him? Printing paid by: Neneth - Bobong Balino- Dr. Edith, PhD- Tony Jordan - CDO. St. Peter Calungsod, pray for us! Listen: Radio Ultra AM-1188-3:30 PM - Sunday: #0928414949009266607505: Question – Prayer request: Please follow me “WORD ON FIRE” on CCTN channel 12-CDO @ 10 PM- Mondays and Tuesday @ 3:30 PM. God loves you!!! PRA Form No. 10.1 [LCRO] Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Misamis Oriental Cagayan de Oro City NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 10172, a. NOTICE is hereby served to the public that GLENN TABASAN TORAYNO has filed with this Office a petition for the correction of clerical error m the entry of the child’s SEX from “M.” to “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of GLENN TABASAN TORAYNO who was born on July 18, 1983 at Cagayan de Oro City and whose parents are ROBERTO TORAYNO and ANNIE TABASAN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than January 20, 2014 (Sgd.) NORMA S. DIPUTADO City Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 13 & 20, 2014

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AMBOANGA CITY – Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar has identified the opening of new roads within the city limits as among her priorities to be implemented this year.

This was announced by City Engineer Luis Despalo citing they have already received an advice from Salazar to conduct survey in areas where the new roads EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the Late ARTEMIO FRANCISCO TAGOLAYLAY, who died on May 7, 2003 whose name is the registered owner of a parcel of land covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-63119 which is herein more particularly described as follows, to wit: Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-63119 “A PARCEL OF LAND (LOT 14, Block 5, Pcs-10-000868, being a portion of Block-1, Block 2, Block 3, & Lot 1, Block 6, Psd-10-009099), situated in the Barrio of Kauswagan, City of Cagayan de Oro, containing an area of NINETY NINE (99) SQUARE METERS, more or less, is the subject of EXTRA-JUDICIAL PARTITION, entered and executed by and between; CARLOSA J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, widow and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; SOLENKEE B. JANIOLA, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; ARLON J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; ADRIAN J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resient of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City; JANYLINE J. TAGOLAYLAY, of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Lot No. 14 Block 5 Phase 3 Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro City, hereinafter called the Parties; are the sole and legitimate heirs. As per Doc. No. 497; Page No. 100; Book No. XLIV; Series of 2013; under Notary Public of ATTY. HENRY J. BACAL. MDN: JAN. 13, 20 & 27, 2014

will be opened. Despalo said the survey is to determine how many residences will be affected and as to how much the city government will spend for the opening of the new roads. Among the new roads to be opened are as follows: from Vitaliano Agan Avenue to Veterans Avenue; Veterans Avenue to Climaco Road in Barangay TalonTalon; and, from Vitaliano Agan Avenue to Governor Ramos Avenue. The opening of the new

PAGADIAN CITY, Zamboanga del Sur – Preparations are underway by the city government through the Civil Registrar’s Office for the conduct of the Valentine’s Day mass wedding for couples living together without being legally married.

Civil Registrar Leonardo Acorda made this announcement Friday as he called unmarried couples to register at his office on or before January 29 to be able to avail of the mass wedding rites. Acorda said those who would be registered will

this year. Vaño said Purisima wanted that a particular command should have high percentage of conviction if several arrest have been made. Vaño said that Purisima’s order means that they have to accomplish their mission as policemen or law enforcers by arresting the criminals and place them

behind bars through the filing of an air-tight case. He said they will keep track on cases being handled by a particular police station to ensure crimes will be solve and the perpetrators convicted. He said that cases that seem to be weak will be further investigated to ensure the guilty party will be punished. (PNA)

Pagadian City readies for Valentine’s Day mass wedding have to undergo seminar the next day, January 30, as a pre-requisite of the mass weeding. Acorda said the activity, which is being sponsored by the local government, is part of the activities of this city’s Civil Registration Month celebration every February. He said the program for the conduct of mass wedding was launched by the city government in 2000 aimed to assist live-

in couples to legalize their status as husband and wife and as a family. “They couples will only spend for their certificate of no marriage (CENOMAR) and P100 for marriage license,” he said. He added seminar, solemnization and application fee are offered for free to the couples. However, he clarified that only bonafide residents of this city could avail of the mass wedding rites. (PNA)

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 series of 2012 (IRR on RA 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that ELENA C. MAALIAO has filed with this Office a petition for change of First Name from “MARIALYN” to “DAVE” and correction of entry in the date of birth from “20 June 1992” to “20 April 1992” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Dave Castro Maaliao, her daughter at Baungon, Bukidnon and whose parents are Pablo Tomampoc Maaliao and Elena Bustillo Castro. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file a written opposition with this Office not later than 23 January, 2014. (Sgd.) FELIPE C. CADIZ Municipal Civil Registrar

Tel.No. (088) 880-1474

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that ANNALIZA T. BRIÑOSA has filed with this Office a petition for correction particularly in his GENDER from “MALE” to “FEMALE” and the mother’s Middle name from “IBAHAN” to “EBAHAN” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JANSEL MAR TURA BRIÑOSA at Brgy. Dobleston, Sultan Naga Dimaporo, Lanao del Norte, and whose parents are JOSE BERMEJO BRIÑOSA and ANNALIZA IBAHAN TURA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 20 January 2014. (Sgd.) CIRILO A. MICULOB Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 6 & 13, 2014

ANNEX “B” Publication Notice RA 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: December 26, 2011

In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2011-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the Administrative Or der No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R A 10172) Notice is hereby served to the public that JOSE L. ASENCION has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the date of birth from “November 21, 1968” to “November 8, 1968” in the certificate of live birth of Jose L. Asuncion at Medina, Misamis Oriental and whose parents are Constancio N. Asuncion and Betty L. Labial. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later that January 14, 2014. (Sgd.) MARINA MAQUIDATO-AMONCIO Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 6 & 13, 2014

roads is expected to help decongest traffic especially during peak hours of the day. Despalo said the funding for the opening of new roads would come from the supplemental budget of this city. (PNA)

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The police will further intensify the implementation of laws this year, a top official announced. Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9) director Chief Supt. Juanito Vaño said it is in compliance with the order of Philippine National Police (PNP) DirectorGeneral Alan Purisima to intensify law enforcement

Publication Notice RA 10172 ANNEX “B” Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Baungon, Bukidnon CFN-0001-2014 Date: January 9,2014 CCE-0002-2014RA 10172

R.A. Form No. 10172/R.A. 9048 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Region X Province of Lanao del Norte MUNICIPALITY OF BAROY OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR


Police ordered to intensify law enforcement

MDN: Jan. 13 & 20, 2014

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF DIPLAHAN NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that MORYEL C. CARBON has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in his GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth MORYEL C. CARBON who was Born on JUNE 24, 1991 at Maneja, Diplahan, Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are REYNALDO C. CARBON and ALICIA M. CAGAS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________. (Sign) JOCELYN C. WALON Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 6 & 13, 2014

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES PROVINCE OF ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY MUNICIPALITY OF TUKURAN NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with section 7 of R.A. 10172, A notice is hereby served to the public that RACMA BANDA RASANGAN has filed with this Office a petition for Correction of clerical error particularly in his/ her GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of RACMA BANDA RASANGAN who was Born on DECEMBER 22, 1987 at Panduma Sr. Tukuran Zamboanga del Sur and whose parents are MUSTAPA B. RASANGAN and APAO M. BANDA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later then __________. (Sign) GINALYN D. ACUÑA Municipal Civil Registrar MDN: Jan. 6 & 13, 2014

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CENRO, B500-B, Initao Malasag Heights, Cugman, CDO City

In the matter of For: FPA No. X-6 23120 Lot No. 7, Ccs-10-000188-D of Mr. Januario T. Pacana (Portion of Lot 37086 and 37412 Cad- 237) Buiua, Cag. de Oro City x---------------------------------------/ ORDER OF CANCELLATION BEFORE THIS OFFICE is the letter of the Heirs of Fernando/ Pacana, Jr. requesting that Lot No. 7, Ccs-10-000188-D legally belong to them because they are the actual occupants over it for 26 years. These circumstances were confirmed by the representatives of this Office during their actual inspection to the area that indeed the heirs really accupied the same to the exclusion of Mr. Januario Pacana. Mr. Januario Pacana was Indeed an absentee claimant. WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is hereby ordered that the Free Patent Application of Mr. Januario Pacana bearing FPA-X-6 23120 be cancelled and hereby giving preferential rights to Mrs. Mercedes T. Pacana, Mr. Fernando Pacana III, Atty. Ernelia T. Pacana and Ms. Fara Pacana Gualberto to apply for Residential Free Patent if qualified over Lot No. 7, ccs-10-000188-D, in consonance to the partition/subdivision being made by them Into four (4) lots per their actual possession. All payments incurred in connection with the said application are forfeited in favor of the government.


30 AUG 2013, Cagayan de Oro City.

(Sgd.) ALDRICH S. RESMA OIC, CENR Officer MDN: Jan. 6, 13 & 20, 2014

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3 NPA rebels surrender to military forces in Davao del Sur


AVAO DEL SUR - Three Ne w Pe ople’s Army fighters voluntarily surrendered to the 39th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Bansalan, Davao del Sur.

Armed Forces of the Philippines public affairs office chief Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala said the rebels also surrendered three high-powered firearms consisting of one M-14 automatic rifle and two M-16 rifles. The surrenderees are all active members of the NPA’s Front 51, SMRC operating in the areas of Davao del Sur and A student scans a QR-coded picture that shows the flora and fauna of Davao Oriental during the opening of Sub- Makilala, North Cotabato. angan Museum in Mati City on Wednesday, 8 January 2013. (MindaNews photo by Toto Lozano) Zagala said that the three are now undergoing custodial debriefing at the 39th Infantry Battalion headquarters in Barangay Tuban, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. He added that the surrendered rebels requested that the AFP withhold their By JOEY SEM G. DALUMPINES media practitioners in a Davao del Norte Thursday. identities for fear of retaliadialogue with the officers of Rellon stressed the need tion by their former comrades DAVAO CITY - Mayor continued to look for the the Philippine National Po- to strengthen more the coAllan Rellon reassured the perpetrators behind the lice in Davao del Norte and ordination between the losafety and security of me- murder of radio commenta- Police Regional Office 11 cal government and the See safety, page 11 dia practitioners of Davao tor Rogelio Tata Butalid in at the capitol compound of del Norte to ease their ap- December 11. The Mayor spoke to the prehension as the police

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in the NPA. On the other hand, the military sees the surrender as an act of progress, knowing that not all members of the NPAs believe in their leaders’ hard-line stance on armed violence as means to achieve their goals. "Their reasons for joining the communist movement might have been legitimate ones but after almost two decades of armed struggle, they have not realized that joining a group which causes only violence against our people isn't the answer," Zagala stressed. (PNA)


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LeBron looking forward to working with Manziel NEW YORK (AP) -- LeBron James speaks often of his love of football and willingness to help younger players. I t m a k e s h a v i n g a relationship with Johnny Manziel a perfect fit. James said Thursday he texted the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner often this past season after Manziel’s camp reached out for advice on how to handle intense scrutiny, something the four-time NBA MVP has been dealing with since high school. James was in contact with Manziel before and after the quarterback’s Texas A&M games this fall. James and Manziel will apparently have plenty more

chances to interact in the future. Manziel is opting to be an early entrant to the NFL draft and is expected to be affiliated with LRMR, the management company operated by James’ close friend, Maverick Carter.

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your hungry stomach. And need one more to cover your nose as you smell that foul odor coming from Ketkai’s dumpsite. At least with three busy hands, you can cover your nose, drive away unwanted visitors; and eat all at the same time. At least now, you can try eating while covering your nose––and let those pestering flies drop-in the dirt in your food; or let the foul odor go through your nose. That’s because we only have two hands––the left and the right. L i m k e t k a i C e n t e r,

housed dozens of stalls and food chains, thus no doubt it will be able to accumulate tons of wastes every day. And every day, that westward is being peppered with tons of wastes coming from stalls and food businesses which makes me wonder why that waste should not be directly thrown into the city sanitary landfill. While Cagayan de Oro residents are happy because malls are sprouting, it would be unfair if we will become victims of these malls’ irresponsible way of handling their wastes. It is unfair that owners and other high ranking officials of these malls conveniently sleep in their respective air-

conditioned bedrooms while poor people living near the Ketkai’s dumpsite have had a sleepless night for about a month now. •••••••• What is this I’ve heard that an enterprising politician turned radio commentator in the city of Valencia has divulged the names of those people who reportedly witnessed when broadcaster Jo-as Dignos was gunned in November 23. This politician, enterprising as blocktimer of a radio station, claimed he had copies of the names of those witnesses so he has all the rights and privileges to divulge their names. Dodo Canoy, a broad-

caster himself, was dejected over the actuation of the board member of the province of Bukidnon. Dodo had to scratch his head after learning the matter. He is asking why such a government official managed to do such thing. We all know that many of the media killings are still unresolved and yet, here comes a politician turned radio blocktimer naming names of the witnesses. “What is he [politician] trying to imply?” He wanted the witnesses to back out because they are now known publicly. Why? How true is this BM Renato Centillas, sir? We deserve an explanation for this.

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who sustained head injuries when he slipped by road and accidentally hit his head on a vendor’s table beside the street near the Nazareno Parish Church at Claro M. Recto Avenue. The boy gets prompt medical treatment. According to Gonda, 25 other devotees collapsed during the procession as the crowd swell along the procession route. The victims were immediately attended by medical volunteers, he added. Gonda said that the local police has deployed 1,200 uniformed police officers assisted by 60 traffic enforcers

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and barangay police, set up four police help desk along the 10-kilometer procession route, deployed medical teams, and fire trucks along the way. He said that the procession was generally orderly because those who joined the procession followed the “no backpacks,” “no ball caps,” and “no children” police instructions. Senior Supt. Graciano Mijares, chief of the local police force, expressed the fear that the growing crowd during the Black Nazarene procession here might become uncontrollable and that more security might be more complex too in the future. CD with EM

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practitioners and urged them to inform the authorities, media men who are receiving death threats so that ample security can be given to them. He recognized the important role of the media in truth telling. “You have to tell the authorities about your situation once you receive death threats so that we can respond accordingly,” Rellon pointed out. He said he assures the security of all the residents of Tagum, media practitioners, and local government employees included. A total of 30 police personnel were added to the Tagum City Police Office at the beginning of the year. Bringing of firearms for media practitioners for personal protection also came out in the dialogue. Senior Superintendent Filmore Escobal, chief of the Community Relations Office of the Police Regional Office 11 said that anyone can have firearms provided they have complied with the requirements set by the Firearms and Explosive Division of the national headquarters in Camp Crame. He stressed that bringing firearms must have the corresponding permits from the police. “There is no law that bars anyone from bearing arms, as long as you have the corresponding license and permit to carry issued by the PNP,” Escobal said. Domsy Ramos, one of the scribes in the dialogue said that only doing their job with integrity and professionalism is their protection against death threats. “As long as we deal solely with facts and balance in our discussions, we will be fine,” she said. Senior Superintendent Samuel Gadingan, director of the Davao del Norte Police Office revealed only one witness affirmed the description of the perpetrator when investigators returned and showed his computerized composite profile to the people in the crime scene. He urged the people to cooperate in the investigation to shed light on the incident. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)

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which we cannot accommodate now due to the strict guidelines imposed by the Department of Budget and Management,”Rep. Dimaporo explained. “Unlike before, we can only propose now from among a list of five projects with strict limitations on the amount. So it’s very hard to choose which requests to prioritize knowing that each and every request from our barangay officials is very important to their communities. It’s really very disheartening and I can only hope that our barangay

officials will understand,” she added. For 2014, the Congresswoman proposed the construction of multi-purpose buildings in the barangays of Barakanas, Sto. Niño, Malingao and Baris, all in the Municipality of Tubod; Baroy Daku in Baroy town; Brgy. Poblacion of Kolambugan; Rupagan, Kahayag and Minaulon in Bacolod town; and in Brgy. East Kalanganan in the interior town of Pantar. Congresswoman Dimaporo also proposed the concreting of Bagumbayan Road in the Municipality of Kauswagan and the construction of a bridge in Barangay Tinubdan in the coastal town of Baroy. Numerous requests from local officials have been received by Rep. Dimaporo and she is hopeful that she can find alternative sources of funding for those requests. “I assure each and everyone that your representative is doing everything to make sure that despite the limitations, we will be able to accommodate each and every request that reaches my office. However, I am imploring the understanding and patience of our local officials as I cannot accommodate all of them at the same time especially now that the PDAF was already abolished. But rest assured, your representative is doing everything to provide for each of your requests,” said Dimaporo. (COI)

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Umali said teachersin-charge must explain in class how PASS works. And school heads shall conduct daily monitoring of health status of school children and personnel,and maintain record on health status. Lessons/materials for learning for home study maybe provided to the sick child so he would not fall behind his healthy classmates. Umali explained teachers in-charge should explain PASS as: First, pupils/ students will observe the well-being of their own classmates and if someone among them is not feeling well or has colds/cough and feverish as in the case of measles, the sick pupil/ student will be reported to the teacher for validation. Second, The early morning health inspection shall be conducted routinely by the teacher to detect the presence of fever and other signs or symptoms of an infection or contagious disease such as measles or dengue. The teacher should keenly observe the health status of each pupil in the classroom. If she/he finds out that a child is sick, the case should be reported immediately to the principal. Third, the principal shall notify the family/guardian of the the sick child. The feverish person should be immediately referred to the school physician for evaluation.

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If the school does not have a doctor, the nearest health center physician/ municipal health officer or rural health midwife should be consulted. Fourth, depending on assessment, the student, teacher or another school employee who has fever regardless of cause will be requested to stay at home for a number of days as determined by the school medical officer/municipal health or nurse. The illness of the student, teacher or another school employee should be followed up by the health personnel designated. Fifth, school principals are expected to take the lead in operationalizing the PASS to relay relevant information to the Schools Division Superintendent. And such information should be likewise relayed to the Office of the DepEd Secretary with special marking of: Attention Health and Nutrition Center. --Philippine News Agency

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Jacildo was replaced by Supt. Michael Rey T. Frontreras, who is from the Police Provincial Investigation Office. Senior Insp. Raymund Lumapay, Malaybalay City deputy police chief, replaced Magsalay in Valencia City. Sumilao’s new police chief is Chief Insp. Rafael Lutrago and Insp. Ismael Gundaya for Manolo Fortich. The four sacked police officials could not be reached for comments, although Jacildo told the Malaybalay City council that he already corrected the discrepancy. De la Torre, the provincial police director, said the total crime volume in the province increased by 44.14 percent from 4,712 in 2012 to 6,792 in 2013. The difference of 2,080 cases mostly came from non-index crimes, which rose to 2,447 cases last year from 887 in 2012, or an increase of 176 percent, data from the provincial police office showed Non-index crimes include crimes against persons (parricide/infanticide, maltreatment, kidnapping); crimes against property (estafa and falsification, malicious mischief and damage to property); crimes against morals and order (prostitution, vagrancy, alarm and scandal, assault/resistance to authority, corruption of public official, gambling, slander and libel, threat and coercion and trespassing); crimes against chastity (abduction, seduction, lascivious acts) and other crimes (illegal possession of firearms, explosives and ammunition, concealment of deadly weapons, smuggling, carnapping and prohibited drugs). Index crimes, which include murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery and theft, went up 14 percent to 4,345 cases in 2013 from 3,825 in 2012,

Oroquieta celebrates 44th Cityhood; 84th Cabesera Day By PJTREMEDAL, Correspondent

City of Good Life -- With the Rural Improvement Club (RIC) Federation of Oroquieta City as frontliners every celebrations of the chartering on its 44th Year as a charter city, On Wednesday, Oroquieta is 44 years old and as a “Cabesera” (Capital Town) she is now 84 years old. Oroquieta became the capital town of Misamis Occidental on January 6, 1930. Oroquieta was created into a City under R.A. 5518 and inaugurated as a chartered city on January 1, 1970. The charter converting the municipality of Oroquieta into a city was signed by the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos on June 25, 1969. Today as it celebrates

its 84th Cabesera and 44th Cityhood Day, Oroquieta which had been dubbed as a city of good life depends mostly on its people, The Oroquietanons who always wants peace and development as backbone to its dream to become the next economic hub of Northern Mindanao. With the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) as an incentive to focus with the government’s campaign on transparency and accountability, the city has been awarded in 2011 and lately, again Oroquieta City will be receiving its SGH Silver Category and a Performance Incentive Fund in the amount of 3-M. On his part, City Mayor

Jason Paredes Almonte whose dream now come a reality with slowly growing economy, said that with the celebrations, Oroquieta City dubbed as the City of Good Life will certainly realizes that development thru the support of its people will be realized and this will be the stepping stone to a urbanization of once a sleepy city of Misamis Occidental. “As we celebrate the 44th year existence of the City of Good Life especially to the coming of the year of the Wooden Horse, may it be pushed or pull by this administration and with the support of its officials and people, Oroquieta will rise into an alive and kicking city whose dreams came into reality.” He said.

the provincial police office said. Owing to the rising crime incidents, Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. announced Thursday the allotment of P2 million this year as part of the reward system to curb crime cases in the area “by 35 percent.” He warned police chiefs he would lobby for their replacement if they could not produce results in the next three months.

present. Then, I was told that there was no money in the hands of anyone, because they were also washed out into the sea. And, even if there was money, there was nothing to buy. Then again, the hope that peace and order and the rule of law have been restored with the arrival of President Aquino in the city was shattered quite bitterly when he left, because the police and the military who came with him also left with him. -oooREACTIONS? Please call me at 0917 984 24 68, 0918 574 0193, 0922 833 43 96. Email: melaniolazomauriciojr@outlook. com, batasmauricio@yahoo. com and mmauriciojr111@

taken his Oath, has not entered his Office because of a blocking group of Arnado supporters who resisted his entrance to the municipal building. In an interview with Capitan, the Mayor said that he does not intend to force his way into the municipal building, but he is worried that transactions of the local government of the said municipality will be disrupted. He said that he is particularly concerned with the delay in the payment of salaries and wages of civil service employees that will result because Arnado whose Proclamation had been annulled can no longer approve any document on behalf of the municipal government. As of the writing, Capitan is biding time for heightened emotions to subside before he will finally enter his Office. He has also requested law enforcement agencies to maintain peace and order in the municipality and to provide security for his person as there are threats against his life. It was gathered that Arnado had appealed the COMELEC Resolution annulling and setting aside his Proclamation and is hoping to obtain a Temporary Restraining Order.

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LIKE CHILDREN”: The first two days after Yolanda was a complete horror. The Taclobanons who survived the rains, floods, and strong winds of Yolanda felt that while they lived, they were nevertheless thrown into a more nightmarish punishment during those first two days. There was no electricity, no water, no food, no way to communicate, and armed bands were looting unmolested and taking everything they can lay their hands on, in broad daylight. There was no police, no military, no local officials, and officials from the national government reacted like they were children. There was complete breakdown of peace and order and the rule of law, no one was secure, no one was safe from the marauders who have become so bold as to have ventured into wrecking closed and bolted doors and windows of houses and buildings where food and water were suspected to be

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Supreme Court within the prescribed period and its Resolution has become “Final and Executory”. Records revealed that Rommel C. Arnado had been earlier disqualified by the COMELEC, en banc, from running in the May 10, 2010 Elections for the same ground that he was an American Citizen. However, he was able to hold office as Mayor of the said municipality from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2013 due to the delay in the Resolution of the former case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. Capitan, after having

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