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COWD chair on Lao


Salcedo seeks
explanation
from COWD
about Beja’s

claims: ‘Fake news’


dismissal
By LITO RULONA
Correspondent
COUNCILOR Enrico Sal-
cedo on Tuesday sought
an explanation from the
Cagayan de Oro Water
District about the dismissal
of Engr. Rachel Beja as its
general manager. By NITZ ARANCON
Correspondent

T
Salcedo said this after
Beja faced the city coun- HE chairman of the
cil’s public utilities com- Cagayan de Oro
mittee where she raised Water District yes-
questions about the cir- terday turned the tables
cumstances surrounding on a councilor for claim-
her dismissal. ing that the COWD has
Salcedo said there were agreed to allow the group
questions about the COWD of Manny Pangilinan to
board’s basis in removing engage in water distribu-
Beja. He said the COWD tion here five years from
needs to explain what the now.
board meant with “loss of Without naming Coun-
trust and confidence.” cilor Teodulfo Lao Jr.,
He asked COWD chair- COWD chairman Eduar-
man Eduardo Montalvan do Montalvan labeled the
and the four other members councilor’s assertions as
of the utility’s board to face “fake news.”
See SEEKS/p.11 On Tuesday, Lao
asserted that the 2017
EU envoy joint venture agreement
between COWD and Pan-
checks how gilinan’s Metro Pacific
Water Investments Corp.
Europe can provides that the latter
would be involved in wa-
further help ter distribution here after

Marawi folk CAUTIOUS. A military truck with soldiers and relief workers moves cautiously in Marawi City on Monday. The military has resorted on guided tours
five years of supplying
treated water to the utility.
THE European Union’s
escorting visitors to get a glimpse on the ruins in Marawi after the city was declared “liberated” last year. Residents of 24 barangays however are That, according to Lao,
not yet allowed to go and see their homes. (photo by froilan gallardo)
ambassador to the Philip- is the second phase of the

Govt to allow displaced Marawi folk


pines, Franz Jessen, vis- COWD-Metro Pacific
ited a town in Lanao del agreement.
Norte where hundreds of Lao said the third

to briefly see their homes next month


Maranaos displaced by the phase comes after that:
Marawi siege have sought the Pangilinan group
refuge. would supposedly take
Jessen came over on By FROILAN GALLARDO main battle area for a brief some 11,163 residents to homes after they fled when part in the management of
Wednesday to see how the Special Correspondent
visit next month. visit their homes in batches Daesh-inspired Maute gun- COWD.
EU can further help in the MARAWI City -- Finally, Task Force Bangon starting April 1. men seized the city in May He said this was
ongoing humanitarian aid. after 10 months of waiting, Marawi field manager This would be the first 23 last year. confirmed by dismissed
He was with his wife Mme the military will allow res- Felix Castro Jr. said the time affected residents “The residents can go COWD manager Rachel
See HOW/p.11 idents to enter this city’s government would allow would be able to visit their See ALLOW/p.11 See CLAIMS/p.11

RELIEF AID.
Maranao
evacuees
Iligan task force to lock houses
unused by ‘Sendong’ survivors
receive relief
aid from
Katherine
Yu, president
of PDP-
Laban Cares
By NORA SORINO, RIC PALAHANG ed to survivors of the Dec. 17 “Sendong”
and SITA ASEQUIA of GSD-Iligan Bureau
Foundation, devastation here because their houses were
in Pantar, ILIGAN City -- City hall would start washed out.
Lanao del
Norte, on
padlocking houses at a resettlement site There are over a thousand of these
Wednesday. for survivors of the 2011 storm “Sendong” houses, and only about 300 are being used
Looking in Sta. Elena that are being used by other by donees.
on are
Europian
people. Despite a prohibition, officials said
Union Teo Bacung, chair of city hall’s Task many donees yielded the houses to other
Ambasador Force Demolition, said this would be done parties.
Franz
Jesen and
on April 2. Bacung’s group lists at least 19 houses
wife Mme Bacung said his team would be pad- that would be padlocked by “Task Force
Qi Wang. locking houses at Bayanihan Village that Kamagong,” a composite team of the po-
(photo
by joey
are not being used by the donees. lice and military.
nacalaban) He said the housing units were award- The list could grow, according to Bacung.
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Editor: Cong B. Corrales
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Sara excludes Reds in Davao’s aid program
DAVAO City — Members tion 3 of EO 35 series of troops, drivers involved in hospital services to Davao vindictive character.” Bayan-SMR also lik-
of the New People’s Army 2016 tto further “strength- road crashes for drunken residents, especially those The group slammed the ened the mayor to her fa-
and law offenders may not en the program’s processes driving, individuals who belonging to indigent fam- order as a “direct attack ther President Rodrigo
avail of medical and funer- and to ensure the efficient suffer injuries while com- ilies and the indigenous on people’s rights,” citing Duterte who they branded
al assistance from the city delivery of its services mitting a crime or other people. Article 25 of the Univer- as “trapo” imposing “an-
government under its “Lin- to qualified residents of offenses, and patients in Meanwhile, progres- sal Declaration of Human ti-poor and anti-people”
gap para sa Mahirap,” an Davao City.” maternity cases, except sive group Bagong Alyan- Rights of 1948: policies.
executive order signed by Excluded from Lin- those having medical is- sang Makabayan-Southern “Everyone has the right “Lingap and other “ser-
City Mayor Sara Duterte gap’s services are motor- sues involving newborn Mindanao in a statement to a standard of living ad- vices” are actually token
last week said. cycle drivers and passen- babies. denounced the new exec- equate for the health and from the government that
A statement released by gers who are injured in Lingap started in July utive order, “Mayor Dute- well-being of himself and perpetuates gross neglect
the City Information Office road crashes for violating 2001 under then mayor rte’s EO 07 series of 2018 of his family, including of people’s right to a decent
stated the mayor signed traffic laws, NPA mem- Rodrigo Duterte. It pro- hindering people to avail food, clothing, housing and healthcare,” it added. (min-
Executive Order No. 7 on bers who are injured in vides medical assistance, services of Lingap clearly medical care and necessary danews with reports from
March 14, amending sec- clashes with government food supplements, and exposes her whimsical and social services.” davaotoday.com)

Briefly Police stop


Oro dads approve pact with DOH-10
AN ordinance authorizing the city mayor to enter
attempt to
into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement with
the Department of Health – Regional Office X,
overwhelm
was approved by the Cagayan de Oro City Council
during its regular session this week.
headquarters
The agreement covers the utilization of the joey SHARIFF AGUAK, Ma-
DOH – Integrated Clinic Information System Elec- guindanao — Police in
tronic Medical Record System in order to promote Datu Salibo town thwarted
efficient payment of the Philhealth Capitation an attempt by a suspected
Fund, under certain terms and conditions. ( cli ) IS-linked group to overrun
their station.
Stop water drilling, Davao dads urged Senior Supt. Agustin
DAVAO City — The Davao City Water District Tello, police director for
asked the City Council here to look into the ground Maguindanao, said about
drilling activities of private individuals and enti- 10 heavily armed men,
ties for commercial purposes. using M-79 grenades and
This was the response of the DCWD spokes- high-powered weapons,
person lawyer Bernard Delima to the call of City fired at the police station
Council Committee on Environment and Natural PUBLIC SERVICE. Marawi evacuees at Barangay Kampong, Pantar, Lanao del Norte have their blood in Barangay Sambolawan,
Resources for the water utility to stop all drilling pressure checked on Wednesday’s Tabang Marawi” of the Office of the Senate President Aquilino “Koko”
Datu Salibo, at around 7
Pimentel. Photo by Joey P. Nacalaban
operations because it destroys the city aquifer. pm Wednesday.
( pna )

Popcom-10 orients drivers on women’s rights


21 hurt in Sulkud grenade attack This prompted police-
men to return fire despite
being undermanned, Tello
AS a celebration of the National Women’s Month, the LAMBAYONG, Sultan unidentified attacker shot The confrontation an- said, resulting to 45-minute
Commission on Population-10 held the Kalalakihang Kudarat — Police here dead Jerome Balaba, 15, gered the assailant who firefight.
Tapat sa Responsibilidad at Obligasyon sa Pamilya have launched a massive at about 9 pm Wednesday pulled a .45-caliber pistol The attackers fled after
(Katropa) to trisikad drivers from Barangay Carmen, manhunt against a man in front of the Manzano and opened fire on Balaba, sensing the arrival of re-
Cagayan de Oro City earlier this week. who shot dead a teenager residence in Barangay Pa- killing him instantly. inforcement from Army’s
Popcom-10 Regional Director Jeremias Gupit and injured 21 others in lumbe, where a debut party Supiter said the gunman 57th Infantry Battalion,
cited the roles of trisikad drivers to their family a grenade attack during a was being held. also pulled a fragmentation backed by armored per-
such as reminding their pregnant wife to go to birthday party. Balaba allegedly con- grenade and tossed it at the sonnel carriers, in the area.
health center for prenatal, ensuring good health, Senior Supt. Raul Su- fronted a motorist, for wear- front yard of the Manzano No casualty was re-
and nutrition in the household, and taking care of piter, Sultan Kudarat Po- ing a facemask and acting residence where party guests ported on the government
their family’s well-being. ( pia x ) lice director, said a still suspiciously, Supiter said. also gathered. (pna) side. (pna)

Govt agencies cite programs


strengthening Reproductive Law
THE Commission on Pop- the primacy of all human
ulation-10 held a forum rights and to their protection,
with panelists from north- promotion and fulfillment
ern Mindanao offices of on the basis of equality
the Department of Social POPCOM and non-discrimination, in
Welfare and Development, particular for those who are
National Economic and marginalized and vulner-
Development Authority, able, such as women and
and the Commission on children,” Palma said.
Human Rights to highlight On the economic as-

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the government’s efforts the region and Budiongan pect, Leonila Cajarte of
in upholding the rights of said most of these girls are NEDA-10 said even if
Friday, March 23, 2018 women and empowering sexually abused, trafficked the proportion of women
them by implementing the victims, abducted, aban- and men in the labor force
Responsible Parenthood doned or neglected and chil- still favors the latter, there
and Reproductive Health dren in conflict with the law. are a lot of government
Law that bridge gender gaps As for the CHR Law- programs that prioritize
earlier this week at Popcom yer Filipinas Palma, she women including the live-
Conference Room, this city. said their battlecry is on the lihood programs of various
Monavic Budiongan equal opportunity for men agencies that target to help
of DSWD-10 shared that and women because this is stay-at-home mothers and
among the efforts of the gov- one of the ways to empower solo parents.
ernment in protecting wom- women; having the same For his part, Popcom
en’s rights is the creation of rights, chances for work and Regional Director Jeremias
centers such as the Home potential development. Gupit said there will be
for Girls where victims of Palma also shared that more government programs,
abuse and exploitation are they will be conducting the activities, projects and ser-
sheltered. Gender-Based Violence vices that are geared towards
Currently, there are 42 Observatory on April 2. women empowerment. (pia
clients of Home for Girls in “This aims to ensure x)
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Friday, March 23, 2018


Editor: Cong B. Corrales
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Kids benefit from vaccination program in Zamboanga Military
ZAMBOANGA City —
The City Health Office
recent catch-up immuniza-
tion campaign in the city.
tion campaign ends today.
Dr. Ivy Rozeth Saave-
months.
Measles immunization
Medical Center, and Ciu-
dad Medical Zamboanga.
recover 11
announced that 42,904
children have already been
The catch-up immu-
nization was launched on
dra-Iturralde, City Epide-
miology Surveillance Unit
posts have also been es-
tablished at the Zambo-
Iturralde said they have
so far recorded 256 sus-
firearms,
immunized with Mumps,
Measles, and Rubella
Feb. 19 following the dec-
laration of measles out-
head, said those immu-
nized with MMR vaccines
anga Doctors Hospital,
West Metro Medical Cen-
pected cases of measles
with five deaths since Jan- grenade in
Lanao Sur
(MMR) vaccines in the break here. The immuniza- are children aged six to 59 ter, Zamboanga Peninsula uary. (pna)

6 NPAs arrested in
LPG-fueled gensets offered
PAGADIAN City — Mil-
by Pryce Gases itary troops recovered 11

Compostela Valley
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Locally-founded Pryce
firearms and one grenade
Gases, Inc. now offers clean, safe and cheap liquefied
in simultaneous law en-
petroleum gas-power generator sets.
forcement operations in
PGI, which is a leading supplier of LPG cooking
three areas of the nearby
gas and auto-gas in the Visayas and Mindanao has
province of Lanao del Sur,
expanded its product line in partnership with the Italian
TROOPERS belonging to explosive devices and other location to the soldiers. It was officials said yesterday.
company Greengear.
the 46th Infantry Battalion personal belongings. reportedly kept in the house Capt. Benjie Jimenez,
Up in the market are two variants, the 5.kW and
arrested six members of In a follow-up operation of a certain Junjun Ramos. information officer of the
7.o kW models. These are bundled with 11-kilogram
the New People’s Army on Wednesday, government The troops also recovered Army’s First Infantry Divi-
composite cylinder. These products are competitively
after a combat operation at forces recovered an M16 Ri- one R4 with SN 002650-9. sion, said the firearms and
priced at P64,000 and P84,000 per set respectively.
Sitio Dasuran, Brgy. Golden fle after Comania revealed its (pna) grenade were recovered in
Investing in LPG-powered generator set is
Valley, Mabini, Compostela the towns of Pualas, Lum-
economical and a necessary step in the crucial shift for
Valley Province, a military batan, and Marawi City.
cheaper, cleaner and safe energy, said Pryce Gases
official said yesterday. Recovered were: cal-
Inc. chairman Salvador P. Escano.
The troops also seized iber 5.56-mm M4 rifle,
Compared to other gases, LPG is a low carbon
war materiel during the one; caliber 7.62-mm M14
emitter. It is also efficient as a kilo of compressed LPG
operation, which was con- rifles, two; caliber .30 M1
is equivalent to two liters of liquid fuel.
ducted in response to infor- Garand rifles, two; caliber
Among the other advantages of the LPG-power
mation from a concerned firearms_5ab1f9f63800e7_15137606 5.56-mm M16 rifle, one;
generator set are its less toxicity, less maintenance and
civilian about the NPA’s caliber 5.56-mm M653
versatility.
presence in the area on Tues- rifle, one; M-203 grenade
The new composite LPG cylinders introduced earlier
day, said Capt. Jerry Lamo- launcher, one; caliber .45
by Pryce Gases, Inc. is also safer than the traditional
sao, spokesperson of 10th pistols, three; and, M65
cylinders.
Infantry Division. type hand grenade, one.
Pryce Gases, Inc. (PGI) is a Filipino company which
Capt. Lamosao iden- Jimenez said the opera-
has grown as major player in the LPG industry from its
tified one of the six NPA tions was carried out by the
humble beginning in Cagayan de Oro in the 1980. It is
members as Rex Comania Joint Task Force Ranao,
98 percent owned by Pryce Corporation. It is engaged
alias Kevin. 55IB, and the 63IB after
in the manufacture and distribution of medical and
Seized from the arrested receiving reports from resi-
industrial gases and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
NPA members were two dents about the presence of
PHOTO shows the war materiel the troops have recovered in
under the tradename PRYCE GAS.
caliber .45 pistol, one hand simultaneous law enforcement operations in Lanao del Sur. Photo
armed civilians in the three
grenade, three improvised courtesy of the 1st Infantry Division areas. (pna)

VG PELAEZ CONDUCTS SITE INSPECTION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A COVERED


COURT IN LURISA NHS – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY G. PELAEZ visited Lurisa National
High School in Barangay Samay, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental to personally conduct an
inspection for the construction of a ₱3 Million Multi-Purpose Building cum Evacuation Center.
The support of SENATOR PAOLO BENIGNO “BAM” AQUINO was made possible through
the efforts of Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez who sought his assistance. The multi-purpose
building will serve as an avenue for information and education campaigns, trainings and other
activities and, most importantly, will also function as a quick-response facility in the event of
man-made or natural disasters or calamities.
Present during the activity were Department of Public Works and Highways Architect
MABELLE DESABELLE and Engineer JUDAH LOVE LAUREJAS, Barangay Samay Chairman
ROLANDO MORILLA, Barangay Lunotan Chairman NELSON DUMALUAN, Barangay Ricorro
Chairman LUPOY RISALINO and other members of the Barangay Council of Barangays
Samay, Lunotan and Ricorro.
As the Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation and
Disaster Risk Reduction of the SangguniangPanlalawigan of Misamis Oriental, this initiative of
Vice Governor Pelaez is part of his pro-active approach in mitigating the dangers and hazards
that catastrophes may bring. (advt)
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Editor: Cong B. Corrales
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Basilan launches multi-sectoral alliance for climate change adaptation
ISABELA City, Basilan — ious sectors of society to Guest speaker Ani- Named as Ganda Gad- resources in Basilan. Isabela, Claret Samal Foun-
An alliance that would lead be engaged climate change salam Datumanong Sal- dung (beautiful green) The other members dation Inc., Maluso Water
in the fight against the im- risk reduction efforts. liman lauded the creation Basilan, this alliance shall of the alliance include: District, Diocesan Youth
pact of climate change in The Nagdilaab Founda- of the alliance as the world serve as local body to help the Basilan Advocates for Formation Program, Claret
Basilan has been launched tion Inc. (NFI), lead con- faces a difficult journey in institutionalize the par- Peace, Environment & College of Isabela, Basi-
here recently. vener and head secretariat fighting climate change. ticipation of all sectors in Sustainable Development lan State College, Basilan
At least 18 civil society said the launching activity “Sa listahan ng Global addressing Disaster Risk Association Inc., Isabela Youth Leaders for Progress,
organizations and selected highlighted the signing of Climate Risk Index noong reduction and Climate Ad- city Water District, Isabela Inter-faith Council of Lead-
government institutions a Memorandum of Under- 2015, ang Pilipinas ang aptation and shall collab- Foundation Inc., Basilan ers, Philippine Red Cross
have forged an alliance that standing, oath taking of number one sa mga ban- orate and network with Communicators Network Basilan, United Evangelical
would mitigate the risks and group members and the sang pinaka-apektado ng stakeholders in promoting Inc., Philippine Informa- Church of Isabela, and the
impact of climate change ceremonial tree-planting Climate Change,” Sal- capacity which is a com- tion Agency, Social Action Basilan Ulama Supreme
and create avenues for var- of yakal seedlings. liman said. bination of strength and Center-Catholic Prelate of Council. (pia ix)

Socot enrolls 18 former


rebels to relief program
GENERAL SANTOS City which include two minors, nent peaceful closure of all
— The provincial govern- were former members of armed conflicts with non-
ment of South Cotabato has a New People’s Army unit state armed groups.
endorsed the inclusion of operating in the province’s Rodel said each return-
21rodeo5
18 rebel returnees into the upper valley area. ee stands to receive an
government’s reintegration They surrendered last initial P15,000 as immedi-
program. year to the Army’s 27th ate assistance, and a sepa-
Grace Rodel, the pro- Infantry Battalion, she said. rate financial assistance of
gram coordinator for reb- Clip reintegrates for- P50,000 for their chosen
el returnees, said they are mer rebels into the social livelihood livelihood proj-
currently processing the mainstream and seeks to ects - through the Depart-
application of the former uplift their socio-economic ment of the Interior and
rebels for various support conditions to enable them Local Government.
and livelihood assistance to become active partners in On top of the Clip assis-
under the Comprehensive local development. tance, she said the provincial
Local Integration Program The program seeks to government will also extend
GIDDY UP. Tired after a chase, a cow stops in the middle of the arena as a cowboy prepares to lasso it during
the Kaamulan rodeo competition in Malaybalay City on Wednesday. MindaNews photo by H. Marcos C.
(Clip). contribute in the achieve- an augmentation assistance
Mordeno She said the 18 returnees, ment of the goal of perma- of P20,000. (pna)

Briefly
Car-maker donates to Marawi task force
Local executives told to ‘think out of the box’
DAVAO City — Local “We may be in a situa- technical capacity should as the “Golden Age of
MARAWI City — Mitsubishi Motors Philippines do-
government units must tion where we have tons of not discourage local execu- Infrastructure” despite the
nated 26 passenger vehicles to the Task Force Bangon
“think out of the box” in things to do for the devel- tives to pursue their devel- budget constraints.
Marawi in support of the reconstruction and rehabili-
finding practical sourc- opment of our respective lo- opment objectives and that He encouraged local
tation of Marawi City.
es like the Public-Private calities and are in fact ready it must be seen as an oppor- governments to look for
TFBM Field Office Manager and Assistant Secre-
Partnership (PPP) scheme to take on the challenge tunity to explore beyond other sources of funding
tary Felix Castro Jr. thanked Mitsubishi Motors and
for vital infrastructure proj- of the President (Rodrigo the traditional sources of to implement infrastruc-
remarked that donated vehicles will be used efficiently
ects that cannot be funded Duterte) to be catalysts funding, he added. ture projects such as water
and distributed to member agencies of the Task Force.
by government’s limited of change but realizing in He urged the local gov- supply, solid waste man-
(pia x)
resources, Regional Devel- the end that we only have ernments to be proactive agement, public markers,
opment Council-11 chair meager resources within players in the govern- government complex, and
Military nab Abu Sayyaf member
and Davao del Norte Gov. our disposal,” he said. ment’s massive infrastruc- transport terminals. (min-
ZAMBOANGA City — A team of police and military
Anthony del Rosario said. The lack of financial or ture program described danews)
operatives have arrested an Abu Sayyaf Group member
involved in the kidnapping of 21 people, including
Europeans, 17 years ago in a Malaysian resort, a police
official said.
Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, Police Regional Office-9
director, identified the arrested ASG member as Dani
Suraidi, who carries the aliases of Dad and Amdak
Jumah. (pna)

Troops rescue 3 farmers seized by NPA


PAGADIAN City — Government troops safely rescued
three farmers, including a couple, who were seized by
New People’s Army rebels on Monday in the nearby
Misamis Occidental province, military officials said.
The couple was identified as Renie Ando, and his
wife, Aireen. The identity of the third farmer was not
immediately available. (pna)

17th Alimango Festival successful


COLORFUL parade,
Kasalan Ng Bayan and
an agri aqua trade fair
were just some of the
activities that kicked
off celebration of 69th
Araw ng Lala and 17th
Alimango Festival 2018
in Lala town, Lanao del
Norte on Tuesday.
With the theme,
“Pagkakaisa: Sandata
tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Bayan ng Lala,” Vice Mayor
Almario Guzman said this is a yearly event of the mu-
nicipality where it gathers all 27 barangays to showcase
local produce ranging from fruits and vegetables, to fish,
shrimps and crabs. The event ended yesterday. (pia x)
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Editor: Herbie Gomez
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Water service cooperative Declutter
I WAS at Limketkai Mall on Sunday P27.30, Ficco is now a billionaire coop SPRING cleaning can be stressful. To
neither to shop nor to take refuge from with P1.575 billion in assets. keep or not to keep. That’s the question.
THE GOLD STAR DAILY is published by the Min-
danao Gold Star Daily Corp. at Gusa Highway, History Trekker the summer heat. Credit and commendation for its From humongous possessions to the
Cagayan de Oro City. Telefax: (08822) 73-33-66, Instead of spending, I success goes to the board of directors, miniature collection, Ms. Behavin’
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became a few thou- committee officers, volunteers, manage- from books to news-
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INSTITUTE sands of pesos richer ment and staff (past and present) for the paper clippings, from
856-4795 when I left the mall exceptional dedication and commitment old piggies to the
MEMBER
four hours later. to the principles of the cooperative. latest piggies, which
Founded by ERNESTO G. CHU Kudos to energetic and approachable to keep?
President Emeritus
I’m one of the
owners of a billion- CEO Ed Micayabas. The management Or the question
EDITORIAL aire coop and like people and their staff are likewise should be, 50 years
Raul Ilogon the thousands of approachable with ready smiles and from now, which
Herbie Gomez, Editor in Chief
Cong Corrales, Associate Editor
owner-members who ready-to-assist you attitude.Truly, Ficco of these will mat- Netnet
Ben Balce, Deskman flocked to Limketkai Atrium, I was is member service-oriented. ter? What will people Camomot
Catherine Chu,RN, Lifestyle Editor there for the annual general membership Like in the many general member- remember and appreci-
meeting of Ficco -- and, of course, for ship meetings in the past, I was there for ate by then? If an item will only evoke
ADMINISTRATION my dividend and updates. Little did I queries such as, What was he thinking,
our much awaited dividend.
Guadalupe Jimenez Chu, President Ficco is recognized as one of the know that I was in for a surprise. Ficco, better throw it away now that you no
Alfonso Y. Lim, Vice President for Production most successful and the biggest com- together with other coops, is taking longer like it, too.
Gladys Elaine J. Chu,Vice President for Marketing munity cooperatives with 80 branches the lead in developing a water service Clutter is not only the dusty items in
James Go, Vice President for Circulation spread all over the Philippines. That’s cooperative. the bodega. Stop, look, listen—anything
Catherine Chu,RN, Administrative Director
Lissa Rosalynn C. Lagura, Finance Officer
a long way for a school-based credit The feasibility study and blueprints that emits negative vibes is also clutter.
Ruchelle Bangis, General Manager union, Ateneo Credit Union, organized are done, and groundworks would fol- Marie Kondo’s spring-cleaning guide—
Flordelis Paler, Circulation and Advertising in 1954 by the late Fr. William Mas- low soon. Initially, it would start serving Does it spark joy—is indeed enough as
Atty. Melanie Mae C. Cabanlas, Legal Counsel terson of Xavier University. In 1970 it the area of Bulua and Opol. you swim through loads of what may
opened itself to Cagayan de Oro and The water system is nothing new to only be trash.
Registered with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (CS201028440) on June. 23, eventuality changed its name to First me. In my prime, I worked as a sales Mama, my maternal grandmother,
2010. Entered as second class mail matter at Community Cooperative or Ficco. engineer for the oldest trading American and Tito Lolong were right after all in
the Postal Service Office-Region 10, October From an initial member contribution of See ILOGON/p.7 living a simple life as they focused on
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No., 09175494885; 09228638541, Telefax.: ending up with a collection of, hmmm,
(02)856-0740; email: goldstar_manila@yahoo.
com; Cebu: (Adrian Lee) Gold Star Cebu
GMA-7 Public Affairs, through Jessica er white elephants around. piggies.
Bldg. 626 La Tressas Drive, Tres de Abril, Soho’s Kapuso Mo, featured lately four The Taytay Public Market is one, Holy Week will be the best time to
Cebu City; mobile no.: 0918-941-3920, tele- big white elephants Maki Pulido noted in her coverage of ponder on one more potential scratch
phone nos: (032) 2625474, 2624557; Davao: in the country. They the still unused convention center here. paper while considering the pros and
(Ruben M. Dongzal) cor. Fr. Selga & Malvar,
Sicat Bldg. Davao City, Tel. nos.: 082-4402057
are Mandulog Bridge Taytay is actually the garments capital cons of wasting the precious space it
/ 0932-619-9703 / 0905-121-4868. email: (P61 million), Catar- of the country. Many garments displayed will occupy as it awaits to be written on.
dongzalruben@yahoo.com man Bridge (P141 at Divisoria and presumably all over are There are people who throw away paper
million), Batangas made in Taytay. My two kiddos earlier the moment a portion of it is used sans
BUREAUS / AGENCIES Provincial Livelihood in Manila brought me there and I can any thought on the merits of recycling.
Center (P237 million) validate Maki Pulido’s observation: the And there are others who cut off the
market is in disarray, dilapidated, cha- unused part and store it for future use.
Ric Maulion and yes, the fourth,
BETH DELA CRUZ - 0917-714-3761, 0922-884-8796,
METRO MANILA
RALPH FRANCISCO - 0917-704-4623, Cagayan de Oro’s otic and worse, literally and figuratively Encountering these scraps of scratch pa-
METRO MANILA International Convention Center on an fishy. per daily does not exactly spark joy but
ADRIAN LEE - 032-262 5474, 032-262 4557,
Indahag property overlooking the city. Whatever happened to Cagayan de their owner’s environmental habits may
CEBU CITY
AMOR BARLISAN - 0906-275-2936, With a P494-million budget, it is Oro’s International Convention Center feed him with the horrors of trees being
CAGAYAN DE ORO the biggest so far among the three other is indeed baffling given that the budget cut down unnecessarily for paper that
EDGAR DICHOS - 0916-168-0049,
CAGAYAN DE ORO projects. Summing up, it’s a cool P933 was taken from Priority Development won’t be recycled, with his conscience
STEVE BRIAN N. PARBA- 0906-348-7018, 0906-6752-038 million! Surely that money would have Assistance Program allocation of the unable to bear imagining a tree offering
CAGAYAN DE ORO
BING TENORIO - 0917-793-3999,
been more than enough to undertake then senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel its life for nothing.
BUKIDNON many useful infrastructure projects. Jr.. Of course, we all know that his mor- Minimalism may look impossible for
AICKA TENORIO - 092O-2115-114, But sorry guys, that huge taxpayers’ al persuasion and integrity are beyond one with loads of stuff until he realizes
VALENCIA
TERRY BANGAL - 0922 -3156-008, money went down the drain, licked reproach. But with the still unfinished all he has to do is to assess which item
DANGCAGAN, BUKIDNON clean and dry by smarter but irrespon- convention center, his name and credi- he can live without.
LALAINE SUDARIA - 0926-354-3702,
MALAYBALAY
sible and corrupt officials. All projects bility are at stake. If he’s still seriously contemplating
GLENN L. UY - 0917-112-6041, were either not completed or if claimed The first tranche of the money in- on storing unread and old newspapers,
MALAYBALAY to have been completed, have remained volving P349 million was already down- convinced he will eventually find the
EFREN CELOCIA - 0975-640-8038,
LIBONA, BUKIDNON unused to this day. loaded straight to Department of Public time to read them once he’s retired,
DANILO MANIT - 0935-226-1566, The projects, by the way, don’t Works and Highways, the implementing which is about ten years from now, he
TALAKAG, BUKIDNON
EVIE TIPON - 0905-888-1999, include those found in our respective agency. “I just don’t want that people must be having a severe case of attach-
MARAMAG, BUKIDNON districts or areas. You have only to go would doubt that certain contractors are ment blues.
OSCAR LEDESMA - 0916-910-0019,
MANOLO. FORTICH, BUKIDNON
around and open your eyes to see small- See MAULION/p.7 Attachment is the enemy of mini-
EVELYN CASANILLO, 0916-834-6159, malism. If you can’t let go of an item’s

Because we want to sentimental value, then, your home will


POBLACION MALITBOG, BUKIDNON
NORA SORIÑO - 0919-796-9292,
ILIGAN be filled with things that don’t exactly
HENRY SALAZAR - 0926-014-2978, spark joy.
GEN. SANTOS
ELDIE AGUIRRE - 0919-285-7530,
DURING the flag raising ceremony at In like token, he exhorted employees There’s this particular group of books
DIGOS City Hall one Monday morning, city to attend flag raising ceremonies not be- and magazines that I now use as refer-
EDGAR CATANE - 0909-701-3523,
Hapsay na bai! administrator and cause attendance is taken and attendance ence. I thought I’ve already reviewed
OROQUIETA
BREN MASANGCAY - 0920-549-5712, concurrently head of log sheets are closed by eight o’clock each copy until I saw more in the cabinet
PAGADIAN City Social Welfare in the morning, but because employees filled with books. It was an aha moment.
AVEL GALORIO - 0908-7398-848,
BAYUGAN, AGUSAN DEL SUR
Department, Teddy want to. Aha! Naa man diay ni!
MARIE IVY AYENSA SABELO - 0917-962-0246, Sabuga-a, exhorted He said he does not want to “en- I bought these books and magazines
GINGOOG the employees to force” rules upon employees. Instead, in preparation for something, and that
LEMIE LEGARTE - 0915-637-1644,
GINGOOG serve the public (bor- he prefers that employees voluntarily do moment has arrived.
NONOY LERIO - 0950-277-7917, rowing Mayor Oscar what are expected of them without being There are decisions we make out of
SURIGAO CITY
FLOR DEGUINION - 0918-708-2225,
Moreno’s words) compelled to do so. He’d rather see the blue when they feel right. I guess
TANDAG, SURIGAO DEL SUR Egay Uy “the best way possible.” employees do what are expected of them that’s what Kondo feels, too, when an
ROSE MUÑEZA - 0910-537-5103, He expounded that because they want to. item sparks joy for her.
SULTAN KUDARAT
BASIR ALIPOLO - 0917-467-1384, one of the main reasons people sought He kidded about taking photos of A room with no clutter will definitely
MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO employment at the city government is employees who, instead of attending the spark joy. For now, though, as spring
SALVADOR G. HIMULATAN- 0929-798-3600,
KIDAPAWAN
livelihood. But that since we are in flag raising ceremony at the quadrangle, cleaning is ongoing, the center table
TENG DATU - 0910-4033-386, 0926-3370-937 the employ of government, serving the hang around in other areas and build- is groaning with things for reading or
COTABATO CITY/
KABACAN, NORTH COTABATO
people should likewise be among the ings. But no, he said. recycling. I may have to quit watching
TOTOY MUÑOZ - 0975-418-2734, primary reasons for our being in our He was looking forward to see those Netflix and playing Homescapes and
ZAMBOANGA CITY respective positions. employees attend flag raising ceremo- Gardenscapes so I can focus on more
JUN LAZO - 0947-712-3696,
BALINGASAG, MISOR In sum, he was exhorting employees nies without being told to do so. But important things like, uh, tearing paper
to “serve the public not because we have for how long he could keep his punches, into pieces.
to but because we want to.” See UY/p.7 See CAMOMOT/p.7
OpiniOn
Gold Star Daily

Friday, March 23, 2018


Editor: Herbie Gomez
7
Noynoy ‘skinned alive’ by Gordon on Dengvaxia
WITH the way the hearing of the Garin, and to other officials of the billion even when the election pe- of an election period, even if this be a disclosure of what they did,
Senate Blue Ribbon Committee Department of Health -- towards riod for the 2016 presidential polls was expressly prohibited by law, it they wouldn’t be penalized. Yes, the
led by Sen. Richard releasing the P3.4 billion was already in full swing. It would would be beyond doubt that he and question indeed would be: how did
Gordon turned out to be from government coffers in appear, Gordon said, that some P10 his cohorts from his own political Noynoy and his gang come to this
last week, the conspiracy favor of Sanofi Pharmaceu- billion was actually released by party, the Liberal Party, scammed conclusion? Well, we can hazard a
and blatant manipulation tical Company, the French Noynoy and his ilk for public works the entire nation. They should be guess or two. First, they may have
executed by the govern- firm which manufactured projects -- like building barangay made to pay for this, up to the last thought that one of their kind would
ment of former President Dengvaxia. clinics -- even if this was already a centavo. win in the 2016 presidential polls.
Noynoy Aquino in con- It appeared that in just prohibited act under the Omnibus No, tell me: why did Noynoy, Good thing this did not come about.
nection with the purchase a matter of a few days, ne- Election Code. Abad, Garin, and their followers, Second, maybe they thought
of the now-much hated Batas gotiations between Noynoy A lot of people expressed awe dare to spend billions and billions that whoever would replace Noynoy
Dengvaxia vaccine to and his subalterns with Sanofi and admiration for Gordon when he in government funds when this was would treat them as sacred cows,
be used as an election
Mauricio for the purchase of Dengvaxia declared that his committee would already clearly prohibited by law? If perhaps because the official who
propaganda in the 2016 presidential got completed, including the release also push for the investigation of the truth be told, from the documen- would be investigating these kinds
elections became thoroughly clear of the P3.4 billion to pay for the the release of that P10 billion for tary evidence shown by Gordon on of anomalies and corruption com-
in the Philippines and in the whole vaccine even if that expenditure the barangay clinics. Maneuvers Tuesday, it was not possible to hide mitted by officials of government
world. was not included in that year’s like this by the Noynoy Aquino what they did, what with the huge was someone installed by Noynoy
From Gordon’s presentation annual appropriations. Gordon is administration have to be disclosed fund involved. Then, there are also himself --Ombudsman Conchita
during the hearing, he managed to right: Noynoy can’t deny his active to the public fully, and if the evi- documents that could attest to their Carpio Morales -- so that they
literally skin alive and brutally ex- participation in the Dengvaxia dence warrants, for the appropriate illicit maneuvers. would be treated with mere slaps on
pose the machinations undertaken process. criminal cases to be filed and for the As I see it, there is only one the wrist. Well, truly, God does not
by the Noynoy Aquino government What riles all the more, accord- offenders to be jailed accordingly. reason for this audacity. Noynoy, et. sleep one bit!
-- from Noynoy himself to former ing to Gordon, was the fact that the With the massive spending al. believed that their machinations
Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, Noynoy Aquino government re- of government funds undertaken will not be disclosed. Or, they were E-mail: batasmauricio@yahoo.
to former Health Secretary Janet leased not only the amount of P3.4 by Noynoy’s group in the frenzy convinced that even if there would com

The vanishing subsistence fisherfolk of Gensan


GENERAL Santos City -- The for concerned agencies of the local But before the Boracay and the who are also illegally occupying vast ic and political power wielders.
subsistence fisherfolk who are eking government to protect and develop Sa- El Nido scandals took center stage, portions of public lands and public Thus, without an ordinance en-
out a living in the once economically rangani Bay, which serves as the main big corporate ventures and resorts and easements along Sarangani Bay. suring free public access to foreshore
bustling Sarangani Bay, used to be one source of livelihood for thousands influential and moneyed individuals There are various lands, foreshore areas and
of the most dominant economic sectors of subsistence fisherfolk in General had long secured certificate of titles attempts by the city public easements within the
in the City of General Santos. Today, Santos City. for the vast portion of foreshore lands, government to remove what
Ben city, all governmental under-
however, they are the most neglected There are actually so many foreshore areas and public easements they stereotype as “squatters” or Sumog-oy takings with an end in view
sector, almost decimated as a primary factors that cause the continued in General Santos City. Until today, “illegal occupants,” mostly sub- of removing the subsistence
social and economic force in the city. decimation in number, and margin- their illegal occupation of these sup- sistence fisherfolk, inhabiting public fisherfolk from where they are now
In fact, local government depart- alization of, subsistence fisherfolk posedly inappropriable public lands lands located along Sarangani Bay, but should be strongly opposed as a capi-
ments and offices do not have basic in General Santos City. Foremost remains unperturbed, owing to their they have, thus far, failed. talist scheme being dubiously pursued
statistical data or information about of which, however, is their lack of almost unbridled power. Today, a hunt for relocation sites at the expense of the city’s subsistence
them. This only goes to show that the access to the city’s foreshore areas Some of these areas are covered for these so-called “squatters” or “ille- fisherfolk and other members of the
supposedly concerned apparatuses and public easements, where they only by lease contracts but since the gal occupants” continues as the local marginalized sectors who consider
and instrumentalities of the local could dock and keep their bancas af- duration of such contract is either for government seems hell-bent to remove Sarangani Bay not only as a source of
government do not include them in ter a grueling fish catching activities. 25 or 50 years, subject to unlimited them from the city’s foreshore areas life, but life itself.
any of their development plans and Big corporate ventures, to include number of renewals, their control and public easements. What we expect for the local gov-
programs. beach resorts owners, and moneyed and occupation of these public lands This move, I belive, has dubi- ernment to do under the circumstances
As we all know, information and individuals in the city and elsewhere are, operationally, a form of private ous intention. The city government is to, first, cancel the certificate of titles
statistical data are indispensable for have already privately appropriated appropriation. intends to relocate them from the city’s and demolish all the giant structures
each and every governmental plan and wider sections of the city’s foreshore Worse, similar to the case that foreshore areas and public easements of powerful and influential individuals
action. Without these basic statistical areas and public easements. resulted to the dismissal of Gwen without any ordinance that will govern and entities in the city’s foreshore
data or information, the local govern- Under the law, a foreshore land (a Garcia from the House of Represen- the usage of these public lands that lands, foreshore areas and public
ment can never contend that they are land located between the highest point tatives (HoR) by the Office of the may be vacated by marginalized fish- easements along the Sarangani Bay,
working for the interest and welfare of the high tide and the lowest point Ombudsman, some of the portions of erfolk in line with the city’s continuing like what it is doing now in Boracay
of about 1,800 remaining subsistence of the low tide); a foreshore area (a the sea within the Sarangani Bay are relocation program. and El Nido.
fisherfolk in General Santos City. ten-meter mass of land from the high- also covered with certificate of titles in Our suspicion is that this relocation In doing this, all the people, espe-
This is a pity. During this time and est point of the high tide upward); and favor of business entities and influen- project is actually an insidious scheme cially the poor and the marginalized,
age when government cannot provide a public easement (a 20-meter mass tial individuals. to put the city’s foreshore areas and would have free access to this God’s
jobs for its people; when incidences of of land from the tip of the foreshore As of now, there are only very public easements totally under the gift which was made for everybody to
unemployment are rising; and, worse, area upward) are not subject to private few colonies of subsistence fisherfolk stranglehold of moneyed and influ- benefit, cherish and enjoy.
when more and more people are losing appropriation either by purchase or still found along Sarangani Bay. They ential individuals and entities. The
their jobs every day (it was reported by lease. The intent of this law is to are described in official governmental moment the subsistence fisherfolk are (Ben Sumog-oy is action officer
that about 500,000 workers had lost ensure that the right of the people to jargon as squatters or illegal occupants relocated, these areas that may be va- of In Defense of Human Rights and
their jobs in the whole country in make use of these gifts of nature is to distinguish them from business en- cated by them shall become open to all Dignity Movement in General Santos
2017), it is supposed to be obligatory respected. tities and moneyed individuals which/ sorts of contestations by local econom- City. -Mindanews)

Ilogon There seems to be ruption instead.


The project would have
whatever money is left.
And why not elevate the
doing justice to his office
as the prime alter ego of the
I don’t care what
they’re going to say
From page 6 a passing of the buck.
DPWH-10 Engr. Patro- helped in putting Cagayan case to the Office of the office of the mayor. Primus Let the storm rage on
company in the Philippines.
cenio Pichay would later de Oro in the map for na- Ombudsman and let the inter pares, if you will. The cold never both-
We were not only sell-
claim that the money was tional conventions given wheel of justice roll? We Isn’t it good? We are ered me anyway.”
ing deep well and turbine
not received in full. The that it is a relatively peace- should always be vigilant here because we want to not But it’s not cccccold in
pumps to big water dis-
balance was spread for ful Mindanao city and a because it is the peoples’ because we have to. this corner of the world.
tricts but we also provided
release within a nine-year “melting pot.” It has been money that’s being used It’s hhhhhot! Still, Pag-
technical services as well.
period. Regrettably, this recognized as one of the in projects like this. (Egay Uy is co-chair of asa promised rains will
Engineers at COWD would
delayed work on the proj- fastest growing cities in the City Price Coordinat- make a great comeback in
joke that they will no longer
ect. Asia. With this white ele- ing Council, chair of the May. Yay?
buy pumps from us because
of losses due to leaking fau- Two tranches later fol- phant, we could be known Uy Regulatory and Complaints So, savor your ha-
From page 6
lowed for two other con- as a corruption capital. Board, and chair of the lo-halo while the weather
cets. Sadly, when the father
tractors. The third even What is the status of Joint Inspection Team of can still help justify the
of COWD, Engr. Ernie San only he knows.
requested a one-year ex- this project? It’s warranty Cagayan de Oro.) indulgence.
Juan, died, the abundant The approach employed
tension for the final touch- period has already expired. In case you haven’t
and strong water pressure by Teddy may be regarded
es -- the ceiling, sanitary It was constructed on June noticed, the halo-halo is
died with him, too. So when as a complete turnaround of
a motion was raised for facilities and toilets, elec- 30, 2001 and it should how most employees were Camomot a tricky recipe. Too many
trical connections, and have been completed on From page 6 ingredients will spoil its
approval to allocate P250 “coerced” into doing things
floors, among others. The Aug. 18, 2003 based on I’ve noticed I’m now more taste, while too little will
million for the development in previous years.
leakage, too, needed to be the approved plan. It’s now decisive in getting rid of merely give you an ube
of our water system, I was As city administrator,
fixed. The floor became a 2018, and that’s roughly things, I should have “Let sundae. And to the ube
one of the thousands who Teddy is indeed a reflection
swimming pool. 15 years way off the time- It Go” as Muzak when- fan, that sundae is way
voted unanimously for its of the working and manage-
Fast forward: I once line. ever I’m throwing away much better.
approval. ment style of Mayor More-
visited the Convention Engr. Pichay provided garbage. Life is also a halo-ha-
no. In fact, Teddy boasts of
Center and saw how gran- flimsy reasons for the de- lo. Too many possessions
Maulion deur the plan was for the lay -- from bad weather to
his long-rooted association “Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back any- will lead to confusion on
From page 6 with Mayor Oca such that
facility on a one-hectare fund release delays. more what’s truly important,
he said he has become fa-
favored in the project,” he property that could seat Angry people said the Let it go, let it go while having only a few
miliar with what and how
said. Whatever he means 7,700 people. It has be- government might as well Turn away and slam will make you appreciate
the mayor thinks.
by that. come a landmark of cor- stop the project and save the door them more.
And being so, Teddy is
Money Matters
Gold Star Daily

Thursday, March 22, 2018


Editor: Ben Balce
9
Region 10 economic indicators show positive growths in 2017: Neda
NORTHERN Mindanao economy ment Authority (NEDA). creases in collections. higher by 42 % compared with the erring taxpayers and campaign to recovered from the ill effects of El
manages to perform well in 2017 Engr. Cecilio Clarete, chief Tax collections were reported at 2016 customs take of P9.7 billion. encourage stakeholders to properly Nino as palay production increased
as most of the region’s economic economic development special- P12.33 billion in 2017, up by 3.2% He said the improved perfor- declare their shipment and pay the by about 5%. The palay average
indicators showed improvements ist of NEDA-X, said in a media compared to the P11.9 billion col- mance of both collection bureaus right taxes. Production increases yield also improved by 2.31%. The
during the year, according to the forum that both the region’s tax lected in 2016. Customs receipts was attributed to their relentless were also noted in the agriculture region produced 4.54 metric ton
National Economic and Develop- and customs bureaus reported in- amounted to P13.9 billion in 2017, collection drive such as going after sector. The rice crop showed it has per hectare in 2017. (PIa X)

Peso stays firm vs US$;


PSEi sad to 7,900-level Multi-billion industrial
FOREIGN selling continued to
dominate the Philippines equi-
ties market Wednesday due
to risk-off sentiment brought
about by on-going Federal
nouncement of the FOMC de-
cision after its meeting from
March 20-21, 2018.
FOMC, during Fed Chair-
man Jerome Powell’s first policy
park to rise in Davor
Open Market Committee meeting, is widely expected to MULTI-BILLION dollar invest- Gulf. tion Materials, agribusiness park, livelihood and skills training for
(FOMC) meeting. But the Phil- hike the Fed’s key rates given the ment to establish a Big-Ticket The Industrial Park will house logistic and commercial park, locals to help spur livelihood
ippine peso took a wait-and-see positive economic data releases Industrial Park in Banayba- five major industries such as the manufacturing facilities for pre- opportunities in lieu of the con-
stance. from the US in recent weeks. nay Davao Oriental is set to be 2,700 megawatt Liquefied Natu- fabricated homes opportunity. struction of the Industrial Park.
The local currency finished The Fed is expected to imple- implemented this year after a ral Gas (LNG) Combined Cycle About 10,000 jobs will be Governor Dayanghirang said,
the day at 52.15 from 52.08 ment up to four rate hikes this Memorandum of Agreement Power Plant, which will provide available for local residents, “it is a dream come true for
Tuesday, which a trader said year as the US economy contin- was signed Tuesday morning be- the energy supply for the indus- which is being touted as a “solu- Davao Oriental to accommodate
was expected ahead of the an- ues to post improvements. (PNa) tween the provincial government tries within the entire industrial tion to address the deep-rooted a rare opportunity that will pro-
and Pionaire Finance Limited area and could augment the local poverty” in many communities vide a new source of revenue for

Diokno eyes passing and its consortium partners Chi-


nese companies MCC Interna-
power supply, a Petrochemical
refinery, fertilizer factory, cement
in the province.
Davao Oriental Governor Nel-
the government and other eco-
nomic opportunities.”

of Budget Reform
tional Incorporation, Ltd; Shen- plant and a WaterGen Manufac- son Dayanghirang said, “this is The groundbreaking ceremo-
zhen Energy Group; Dezhou turing Facility. also intended to encourage local ny for the construction of the big-
Chemtics Chemical Co., Ltd; Other facilities of the Indus- residents to stay and work here ticket Industrial Park will be held

bill before Sona 2018


and US-based company Water- trial Park are the following: rather than leave for overseas on March 21 in Barangay Ma-
Gen. – LNG and LGP storage and employment.” puti, with the presence of repre-
The 1,500 hectare Industrial receiving terminals, regasifica- Various agencies such as the sentatives of the Provincial Gov-
Park project will cover five areas tion facility, 10 Million MT stor- Department of Trade and Indus- ernment of Davao Oriental and
of Banaybanay namely Maputi, age tanks and terminal for crude try (DTI), Technical Education Pionaire Finance Limited (PFL)
BUDGET and Management With the looming reforms on
Piso, Cabangcalan, Calubihan oil, steel plant, international and Skills Development Author- to kick off the project although
Secretary Benjamin Diokno budget utilization, Diokno con-
and Causwagan, which were port and cargo terminal, light in- ity (TESDA) and Department of the construction would not start
expects the proposed Budget tinues to see further improve-
chosen because of its long coast- dustry, textile park, mechanical Labor and Employment (DOLE) until all requirements have been
Reform measure would be ments on government spend-
line with proximity to the Davao park,electronic and c onstruc- will also provide and facilitate met. (davaotoday.com)
signed into law before Presi- ing, which in 2017 rose 11
dent Rodrigo R. Duterte deliv- percent year-on-year to P2.823
ers his third State of the Nation trillion and short of only two R.A. Form 10.1(LCRO) Republic of the Philippines
Address (SONA) in July. percent against the P2.909 tril- Republic of the Philippines CITY CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE
This after the House of Repre- lion target. Local Civil Registry Office City of Surigao
Province of Agusandel Sur
sentatives approved on Tuesday Diokno hopes expenditures City of Bayugan
Tel. Nos. (086) 826-1789
their version of the bill, which growth to be at “the same level,
received 158 yes votes, eight no if not better” this year. NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
votes, and one abstention. He is hopeful that by next
CCE-0028-2018 March 5, 2018 In compliance with section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is
In a briefing Wednesday, year spending “will be approxi-
Diokno said Senator Loren Le- mately equal to the target.” hereby served to the public that JOSEPHINE PALMARES PALMA,
IN COMPLIANCE with the publication requirement and pursuant to
garda will sponsor a similar bill In 2019, the government OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01, guidelines in the implementation has filed with this Office, a petition for Change of First Name from
Tuesday afternoon. will be adopting a cash-based of R.A. 10172 IRR, notice is hereby served to the public that GEORGEN B. “MICHEL JESON” to “MICHAEL JASON” in the Certificate of Live
“So we expect this bill to be national budget to fast track PATOC has filed with this office, a petition for CORRECTION OF ENTRY in Birth of her son Michel Jeson Palmares Palma, who was born on
the entry of SEX from “FEMALE” to “MALE”, in the certificate of Live Birth December 24, 2005 at Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, whose
passed and approved before the program delivery since con- of GEORGEN B. PATOC born at Bayugan, Agusan del Sur whose parent are
President’s State of the Nation tractual obligations and budget parents are Josephine Palmares and Eliseo Palma.
Walter Patoc and Felomina Blanco.
Address in July. And so this disbursements will be done Any person adversely affected by said petitions may file his written
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his
written opposition with this Office not later than March 30, 2018.
will really be a game changer within the fiscal year, with opposition with this office not later than April 6, 2018.
as far as budget-making is con- an extended period of three
(SGD) EDGAR A. JOVER (SGD) ROSELIA P. MORALES
cerned in this country,” he said. months. (PNa) City Civil Registrar City Civil Registrar
MGSD March 23 & 28, 2018 MGSD March 16 & 23, 2018

Republic of the Philippines Publication Notice


R.A. 10172
Local Civil Registry Office Republic of the Philippines
Province of Bukidnon OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR
Municipality of Dangcagan Province of South Cotabato
Municipality of Polomolok

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


CFN-
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048/R.A. 10172 a notice CCE- Date: March 14, 2018
is hereby served to the public that CHERNAVIE PINO LAMANILAO
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
has filed with this Office a petition for Change of Gender from Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the implementation of the
“MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Birth Certificate of Chernavie Pino Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172) Notice is
Lamanilao who was born on June 4, 1991 at Dangcagan, Bukidnon, hereby serve to the public that RUSSELL F. BIÑAS-GUILLERMO has filed
with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “MALE” to
whose parents are Luis T. Lamanilao and Elizabeth L. Pino. “FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Russell Ferrariz Biñas born at
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his Polomolok, South Cotabato whose parents are Renato Villanueva Biñas and
written opposition with this Office later than March 29, 2018. Cornelia Pedutem Ferrariz.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written
opposition with this Office not later than March 23, 2018.
(SGD) MERLINA A. ARIBAL
(SGD) BERLITA CANDARI-CASTOR
Municipal Civil Registrar Municipal Civil Registrar
MGSD March 16 & 23, 2018 MGSD March 16 & 23, 2018

Republic of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines


LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE CITY CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE
City of Surigao
Province: Bukidnon
Tel. No. (086) 826-1789
City/Municipality: San Fernando
Publication Notice
R.A. 10172
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
In compliance with Section 7 of RA 10172, a notice is hereby
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
served to the public that LOTCHEL T. ALCOY has filed with this
Memorandum Circular No. 2013-01, Guidelines in the Implementation of
Office a petition for correction of entry in sex from FEMALE to Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is
MALE in the Birth Certificate of Lotchel Tormis Alcoy who was born hereby served to the public that GEVE ANTIPUESTO COMPASIVO, has filed
on 30 July 1984 at San Fernando, Bukidnon and whose parents are with this Office, a petition for Correction of Entry in Sex from “FEMALE”
Celso R. Alcoy and Lorena C. Tormis. to “MALE”, in his Certificate of Live Birth who was born on May 31, 1991,
at Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, whose parents are Eva Antipuesto and
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her George Compasivo.
written opposition with this Office not later than March 27, 2018. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written
opposition with this Office not later than March 30, 2018.
(SGD) JESUS J. COROTAN
(SGD) ROSELIA P. MORALES
Municipal Civil Registrar
City Civil Registrar
MGSD March 16 & 23, 2018 MGSD March 16 & 23, 2018
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Friday, March 23, 2018


Editor: Ben Balce
10
BSP cuts
TDF offer Casual workers in Iligan are
for Holy
Week sale now covered by SSS, says exec
PHILIPPINES’ monetary offi- By NORA C. SORINO were workers under the Job Jariol also explained that if penalties imposed on the em- ployee has paid 120 months to
Iligan City Bureau Chief Orders who have been de- they cannot submit their num- ployers for delays in the remit- the System so he can avail of
cials cut the offering for the 14-
day and 28-day Term Deposit ducted premiums for the SSS bers, their wages and others tance of premiums which is 3 the retirement benefits when
Facility (TDF) for the auction set SINCE government casuals but were not yet remitted to the are also affected and also will percent of the total premiums he is of retirement age.
on March 28, 2018. and workers under job order System, Jariol said workers be delayed. per month. “For those who have not
Data released by the Bang- contracts are not covered by might have given the wrong Submissions of the names The premium she said is reached 120 payments, they
ko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) the Government Service Insur- SSS numbers. are also made in large numbers paid by both the employer and will only be given a certain
Wednesday night showed that ance System or GSIS, the city They just cannot accept and covering the whole local gov- employee, with the latter shar- lump sum with no monthly
the 14-day facility will be offered government here have entered credit these numbers to them ernment units and number by ing 1/3 of the total premium, pensions,” Jariol said.
for P30 billion in next week’s into a Memorandum of Agree- even if there are payments as the thousands, Jariol said. the employer sharing the rest. Death benefits, when a
auction, down from the P40 bil- ment with the Social Security this is wrong and confusing, She then requested that Schedules of remittance of member dies has increased
lion this week. System. according to Jariol. the submissions be made by premiums by the employer to from P20,000 to P40,000.
Also, offering for the 28-day “Casual workers are now “Some of them are even us- departments, instead of the the System are according to Members are requested to
facility was cut to P10 billion under the SSS,” said System ing the numbers of others, like whole local government unit the last 2 numbers of the ID log on to its web site to be up-
from P20 billion until this week. manager Dr. Cheryl Jariol. the numbers of their spouses so it would be less confusing. number of the employer. dated of the benefits and on the
Volume offering for the seven- Asking Jariol why there or friends,” she said. She said there will also be She said that at least an em- system.

Globe, Hineleban Foundation ‘rain-forestation’ efforts


day facility was kept at P50 billion.
During the auction this
Wednesday, the longer-tenor fa-

underway, now covers 34 hectares in 2 Bukidnon towns


.
cilities registered undersubscrip-
tion unlike the seven-day facility.
The 14-day facility, which was
offered for P40 billion, received
bids amounting to P35.955
billion and the longest-tenor
2nd of two parts Globe Telecom’s commitment
to step up support. “There is an
Globe to step up support with 30 million donation
TDF got tenders amounting UROOJ Malik, chairman and urgent call to action in the Phil- within 5-year period
to P19.963 billion, lower than chief executive officer of Hinel- ippines. To date, the country is
theP20 billion offering. (PNA) eban Foundation, welcomed down to less than 1.8 percent of primary forest cover since hood for the Lumads and the launched its paperless billing
the 1970s due to massive en- Bangsamoro through Transfor- campaign to contribute to the
vironment degradation caused mational Business Partnerships, United Nation’s Sustainable De-
by kaingin, rapid conversion of with the objective of fostering velopment Goal of Life on Land
rainforest into farms, massive peace through inclusive devel- – centered on protecting, restor-
Isuzu Philippines holds groundbreaking ceremony in Taytay, Rizal logging operations and forest
fires.
opment.
The foundation believes that
ing and promoting sustainable
use of terrestrial ecosystems,
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leader in the commercial vehicle segment, With the environmental cri- “rainforestation” of the moun- sustainably manage forests,
has officially conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest dealer network in Taytay, sis we are facing today, we are tains of Mindanao is the only combat desertification, halt and
Rizal in line with the growing demands and expansion efforts of the company. thankful that we can find indi- long-term solution to reducing reverse land degradation and
Strategically located along Manila East Road in Taytay Rizal, Isuzu Taytay is the latest viduals and companies who find the effects and risks of climate halt biodiversity loss.
addition to the current roster of Isuzu Automotive Dealership, Inc (IADI - which operates Isuzu sustainable ways to grow while change and to attaining food While majority of the com-
dealerships in the areas of Alabang, Cavite, Pasig and Rizal. protecting our environment,” self-sufficiency, bringing back pany’s customers have already
The soon to rise Isuzu dealership in Taytay is within the boundaries of Cainta and Antipolo Malik said. three crop cycles per year. shifted to paperless billing, there
and main gateway to other municipalities such as Angono, Binangonan, Morong, Tanay, Hineleban Foundation is a Globe Telecom’s P30 million are still those who prefer to re-
Teresa, Baras and Pililia. It is accessible from Manila via Ortigas Avenue, from Quezon City non-stock, non-profit organiza- donation to Hineleban Founda- ceive paper bills.
via Marcos and Sumulong Highway, from Pasig and South of Manila via C-6 and from Laguna tion based in Manolo Fortich, tion will be funded in part by These customers will help
via South West of Rizal. Bukidnon. The group is com- the fees collected from postpaid fund the reforestation program
With a lot size of 3,000 square meters, Isuzu Taytay can house a total of 6 showroom posed of individuals focused mobile and broadband custom- and indirectly will be able to
vehicle display unit and can accommodate 10 Light Commercial vehicles in the service bay on the restoration of the envi- ers who continue to use paper participate in the company’s
area. ronment and sustainable liveli- billing. In 2015, the company green initiative. (PR)

Customs-10 collects P13.9b;


“We are proud to announce Isuzu Taytay as one of the soon to rise dealership network
in the eastern part of the bustling metropolis. The new dealership in Taytay is a testament of
Isuzu’s leadership in terms of product and innovation. We are building and strengthening our
foundation to provide a better quality and services to the growing demands of business in

up by 42% in 2016: Neda


Rizal,” said Hajime Koso, President of Isuzu Philippines Corporation.
“With almost 3 million population in Rizal, we expect a positive outcome with the growing
SMEs market continue to flourish and OFW remittances leading a significant growth year-by-
year,” Koso said.
Moreover, the new dealership will also cater to the growing commercial vehicle segment,
which contributed a huge 64-percent market share in the auto industry last year. BUREAU of Customs (BOC) the total. ment specialist of NEDA-X,
Pioneering their truck portfolio is Isuzu’s latest Blue Power technology that aims to provide in Northern Mindanao re- Cagayan de Oro Port fol- said in a media forum that
better and eco-friendly engine output, emissions, fuel economy and durability. ported a collection of P13.9 lowed contributing 21% or the strong performance of
“The commercial vehicle segment is arguably at its peak and continuing to display a robust billion in 2017, higher by P2.9 billion while Iligan Port the Bureau was attributed
performance every year. More than the technology that Isuzu offers, we are excited to bring 42% compared with the 2016 contributed P1.5 billion or to the increase in the value
products that are beneficial to the business fleet, logistics, and even larger scale business,” take of P9.7 billion. 10% of the total receipts. The of imports due to the high-
explained Koso. Based on the report collect- Ozamiz Port, on the other er exchange rate, oil price,
“The province of Rizal has been one of the potential business district for Isuzu. Aside ed by the National Economic hand, only shared 0.7% or and improved valuation and
from the booming business, we are looking forward on the great value of mu-X and D-MAX and Development Authority roughly P90 million. classification.
together with our dependable trucks—N-Series, F-Series, and heavy-duty C&E-Series to the (NEDA) in the region, the All ports in the region, ex- BOC’s continuing efforts
community,” added Koso. customs receipts were driven cept Ozamiz Port, also post- to encourage stakeholders to
by the collection from the ed year-on-year growth and properly declare their ship-
Mindanao Container Termi- topped its annual targets. ment and pay the right taxes
nal Subport (MCT-SP) which Engr, Cecilio Clarete, also contributed to the im-
posted P9.3 billion or 67% of chief economic develop- proved collections. (PIA X)

Bangko Sentral’s term deposit


facility auction ‘undersubscribed’
BOTH 14-day and 28-day ten- 1.3064. last week.
ors of the term deposit facil- Interest rate of this tenor, Meanwhile, the rate of the
ity (TDF) auctioned off by the however, improved to 3.2451 seven-day facility slipped
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas percent from last week’s to 3.1768 percent from last
Wednesday were undersub- 3.2404 percent. week’s 3.1893 percent. Bid
scribed . Tenders for the 28-day fa- coverage ratio, however, im-
Data released by the central cility amounted to P19.963 proved to 1.4459 from last
bank showed that tenders for billion, lower than the P20 bil- week’s 1.4168.
the 14-day facility reached lion offering and the P22.735 Earlier, BSP Department of
P35.955 billion, lower than billion in last week’s auction. Economic Research (DER)
the P40 billion offering and The tenor’s bid coverage ra- Deputy Director Dennis Lapid
(From left) IPC VP for Sales Mr. Yasuhiko Oyama, IADI President & COO Mr. Emmanuel Aligada, IPC Executive Vice the P52.255 billion bids in tio went down to 0.9982 from attributed the movement of
President Mr. Shojiro Sakoda, Taytay Mayor Hon. George G. Gonzaga, Rizal Governor Hon. Rebecca A. Ynares, Taytay last week’s auction. Thus, the last week’s 1.1368 while in- TDF rates partly to banks’ un-
Vice Mayor Hon. Carlito Gonzaga, IADI Sales Functional Director Mr. Alejandro Paguio, Isuzu Rizal Operations Manager decline of the bid coverage ra- terest rate improved to 3.3416 certainty on the current eco-
Mr. Aurelio Coronel, Jr. and MAR-VI Enterprises, Inc. President Mr. Marcelino Alcantara.” tio to 0.8989 from last week’s percent from 3.3274 percent nomic developments. (PNA)
Friday, March 23, 2018 11
Seeks Beja questioned what
she pointed out was a late
more teachers who could
help in psychological reha-
Castro said the visits
would have time limitations
cial district Banggolo; and
buildings beside Lanao
evacuees to come together
and air their problems.
From page 1
reaction -- she asked that bilitation. and would last from April 1 Lake where Omar Maute
the committee and explain
their side.
the OGCC review it on Feb.
14, 2017, was told about the
“They approached us
because they wanted to
to April 5.
He advised residents
and Isis leader Isnilon Hapi-
lon made their last stand and
Claims
From page 1
Salcedo said Beja’s dis- supposed “discourtesy” on see our efforts in helping however to prepare for the were killed by government
missal should be openly dis- Jan. 8, 2018, and was given people. They are concerned, emotional ride since houses troops. Beja during a meeting of the
cussed because it is a matter a show-cause ordered on and they wanted to see how and buildings in most of the The news of their would- city council’s public utilities
that is of public interest. Feb. 5, 2018. By the end the relief aid is reaching the 24 barangays are destroyed be brief visit to Marawi is on Tuesday.
“Nakita nako nga dunay of February, she was dis- victims. They have seen and heavily damaged. not a welcome development “It’s not true that Met-
public interest sa gi-ingon missed. our group as trustworthy,” Col. Romeo Brawner Jr., for the residents. ropac would distribute water
ni Beja,” said Salcedo even “Usa ka tuig na ayha pa Yu said. deputy commander of the The local governments or get involved in the COWD
as he pointed out that the sila mohimo sa ingon ani,” She said PDP Cares military task force Marawi, Iligan City and the towns of management. That’s fake
dismissed COWD execu- Beja said. Foundation would meet said they think allowing Saguiaran, Baloi and Pantar news,” said Motalvan.
tive cited her move to have She maintained that he with Jessen’s group to see the residents to briefly visit where most of the 11,163 This paper has been ask-
the joint venture agreement move to seek a OGCC re- how can forge a partner- their homes would ease the evacuees have taken shelter, ing Lao to show or cite a pro-
between COWD-Metro view was proper. ship for the benefit of the tensions between them and are asking them to leave vision in the 2017 agreement
Pacific Water Investments “As a matter of fact, displaced Maranaos. the military. citing problems in logistics. to support his claims. Lao,
Corp. reviewed as a reason naa ta’y board resolution The Foundation, which “We cannot say it is Iligan city hall infor- who claimed to have a copy
for her removal. for review sa OGCC. Wala helps people and groups in 80 percent or 100 percent mation officer Jose Pantoja of the COWD-Metro Pacific
He said that the grounds lang siguro nila nagustuhan need, is operating under the safe but the visit will be said they have made an agreement, has not cited any
for the termination of Engr. kay naay naka-highlight,” office of Senate President regulated by our soldiers,” agreement with the Marawi as of this writing.
Beja are not enough since she said. Aquilino Martin Pimentel Brawner said. government that the evac- “Wala g’yud ’na sa con-
she is doing her duty as the III. Brawner said that as of uees in Iligan City would tract,” said COWD general
general manager of the wa-
ter distribution firm, he said.
How The Foundation distrib- Feb. 26, Army ordnance leave by March 29. manager Bienvenido Batar
From page 1 uted food supplies and other experts were able to recover Pantoja said Marawi Jr..
“Kita dinhi sa konseho relief goods to evacuees in 16 unexploded 500-pound Mayor Majul Gandamra Batar said he suspected
gusto lamang og kamatu- Qi Wang. Barangay Kampong, Pantar bombs dropped by the F50 has assured them that there that the COWD’s five-per-
oran ug plastar nga pag- Jessen is the lead am- town. jet planes; 17 unexploded would be enough shelters cent share in the Cagayan de
padagan og pag-implemen- bassador of EU and all The group also provided bombs from from the OV10 for the evacuees. Oro Bulkwater Inc. (Cobi)
tar sa atong balaod kay kita donations from the Union’s free eye consultation and bombers; and 37 smaller “Our city finances are al- may have been misunder-
isip mga tingog sa atong member countries pass distributed P20 thousand 112-lbs bombs dropped ready strained after most na- stood to mean that Metro
katawhan sa dakbayan. through him. worth of reading glasses from the Marchetti SF 260 tional government agencies, Pacific would involve itself in
Dili ako makatugot nga Katherine Yu, head of from the Integrated Philip- planes of the Air Force. including the Department of managing the COWD.
malapasan ug masapawan PDP Cares Foundation that pine Association of Optom- He said of the nine sec- Health, stopped giving aid,” Cobi is the COWD’s new
ang atong katungod isip delivered relief aid in Pan- etrists Inc. Another group tors inside Marawi, the Pantoja said. bulk water supplier. It was
tawo,” he said. tar, Lanao del Norte, on that helped was Essilor Army ordnance experts At the recent multi-sec- created as a result of the
Beja told the committee Wednesday, said Jessen ex- Vision Foundation. (joey were able to clear five. toral meeting at the Lanao 2017 COWD-Metro Pacific
that she merely asked the pressed interest in providing nacalaban) Brawner said the Army del Sur provincial capitol, agreement.
Office of the Government “permanent help” such as ordnance experts are facing most of these issues were Batar said, “COWD has a
rehabilitation and housing.
Corporate Counsel to re-
Allow difficulty in clearing the aired by the participants, five-percent share in Cobi. If

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view the then proposed Yu said Jessen also ex- From page 1 remaining four sectors be- many of whom were evac- it earns, COWD would earn,
agreement, and because of pressed interest in helping cause most of the buildings uees. too. But to say that Metropac
that, she was accused of children receive proper back and retrieve whatever have collapsed. This prompted Lanao or Cobi would engage in
discourtesy by the COWD education, and this could possessions they have left The four sectors include del Sur Vice Gov. Mamintal water distribution or in man-
board. mean building schools and behind,” Castro said. parts of Marawi’s commer- Alonto Adiong to urge the aging the COWD is wrong.”
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