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P10.00 Volume 29, No. 212 WWW.MINDANAOGOLDSTARDAILY.COM March 9, 2018 Friday

House justice panel finds probable cause to impeach Sereno


VOTING 38-2, the House of four grounds: corruption, culpa- Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey- ferral, to determination of form, serving as head of the judiciary,
Representatives’ justice com- ble violation of the Constitution, naldo Umali, committee chair- substance, and grounds, and stressing that all its members
mittee yesterday found probable betrayal of public trust and other man, said his panel marked eventually the determination of must be “a person of proven
cause to impeach Chief Justice high crimes. The complaint also “another milestone” for the probable cause. competence, integrity, probity,
Maria Lourdes Sereno. alleged 27 acts constituting the first conduct of a full cycle in Umali said the impeachment and independence.”
Lawyer Larry Gadon’s im- offenses charged against the the initiation of impeachment complaint puts into question “Failure to live up to the fore-
peachment complaint contains Chief Justice. proceedings from filing and re- Sereno’s fitness to continue

2 HPG cops, 2 aides


See FINDS/p.7

RTA has new


traffic scheme
to decongest
Masterson

fall in entrapment
THE Roads and Traffic
Administration started an
emergency dry-run spe-
cial traffic scheme due
to perennial complaints
about heavy traffic con-
gestions along Masterson
Ave. during the morning
late afternoon rush hours
resulting from the narrow
By JOEY NACALABAN section near what used to
Correspondent
with NORA SORINO be Pryce Plaza hotel.
GSD-Iligan bureau chief The traffic scheme at

P
OLICE arrested on Masterson Ave.-Vamenta
Wednesday night junction in Carmen started
two of their own on Tuesday. It will be from
from the Highway Patrol 6 am to 9 am and then from
Group and two others for 5 pm to 9 pm daily during
allegedly being behind a weekdays.
string of extortion activi- The scheme includes a
ties along the Macapagal temporary no left turn rule
Highway in Iligan City. towards Vamenta Ave. for
One of the arrested See NEW/p.7
suspects is a police major,
Senior Insp. Rolando Rig- Oro press club
ot, who headed the HPG
in Iligan. induction of
Iligan police director
Senior Supt. Leony Roy officers today
Ga identified the other EXTORTION SUSPECTS. Iligan City police director Leony Roy Ga (seated, left) presents officers from the police’s Highway Patrol Group headed NEWLY elected officers of
arrested police officer as by Senior Insp. Rolando Rigat (standing, second from right) after their arrest on Wednesday afternoon. (photo supplied by camp alagar) the Cagayan de Oro Press

Trafeco files petition to increase


SPO2 Crisanto Bernardo. Club (COPC) will take
Two HPG auxiliaries their oath of office at the
identified as Mac Harvey Xavier Sports and Country

minimum PUJ fare in Oro to P10


Abad and Sidney Cañete Club tonight.
were also arrested in what The inductees comprise
Camp Alagar said was an the COPC’s 15-person
entrapment. board of directors who
Camp Alagar said the By NITZ ARANCON jeepney fare here to P10, has started studying the pe- be sent to the LTFRB na- were elected in Feb. 10.
arrest of Rigot’s group Correspondent
Land Transportation Fran- tition submitted by Trafeco tional office in Manila. To be sworn in are
came as a result of com- THE Transport Federation chising Regulatory Board president Efipaño Tamiok The Trafeco petition Ruffy Magbanua, presi-
plaints by motorists via of Cagayan de Oro has regional director Amino- on Monday. seeks to increase the dent; Ritchie Salloman,
the government hotline filed a petition that seeks den Guro said yesterday. A copy of the petition, jeepney fare here by P2.50 executive vice president;
8888 about extortion ac- to increase the minimum Guro said the LTFRB according to Guro would See FILES/p.7 See CLUB/p.7
tivities along the Macapa-
gal highway.
Ga said a similar com- NFA rice supply in
Davao del Sur good
plaint about the activities
of HPG personnel also
reached him, and so the
Iligan police organized an
entrapment.
Police said the entrap-
only until Saturday
ment involved an Iligan By ELDIE AGUIRRE we stretch it out, it would
of GSD-Digos bureau
businessman who drove only last until Saturday.
a vehicle without license DIGOS City – The Nation- And we don’t have buffer
plates. al Food Authority (NFA) in stocks anymore,” said Lu-
Ga said Rigat and his Davao del Sur is running cia Balayon, NFA manager
group used an HPG car out of rice supply. What for Davao del Sur and
with body number 1003. it has is good only until Davao Occidental.
He said the business- tomorrow. Balayon said the NFA
man’s vehicle was flagged SMALL BUSINESSES ABOUND. Makeshift stores mushroom and encroach on a pedestrian lane at the
“We only have 300 has existing outlets in Di-
See FALL/p.7 capitol park on A. Velez Street. (photo by joey nacalaban) sacks of NFA rice. Even if See SUPPLY/p.7
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Kagay-an
Gold Star Daily

Friday, March 9, 2018


Editor: Cong B. Corrales
2
Proposal to provide benefits to village nutrition scholars under review
IN order to provide addi- ance chaired by Councilor requested the committee to Workers. There are only 150 purpose. Under the proposal,
tional benefits to Barangay Maria Lourdes Gaane is cur- provide all qualified BNS BNS serving the city. During their meeting last BNS, upon reaching the
Nutrition Scholars (BNS) renlty reviewing the propos- in the city with retirement, The City Nutrition week, Gaane proposed the mandatory age of retire-
and Barangay Health Work- al of the City Health Office disability, and death bene- Committee drafted the inclusion of barangay health ment, shall be entitled to
ers (BHW), the city council to grant financial assistance fits. The City Health Office, proposal and requested workers in the proposal, cit- receive a retirement benefit
committee on health and to barangay workers. likewise, requested for ad- the committee to enact the ing that they are also serving of P1,000 per year of ser-
sanitation and health insur- The City Health Office ditional Barangay Health needed legislation for the constituents of the barangay. vice. (cli)

Immediate application of
Republic of the Philippines
PROVINCE OF BUKIDNON
Municipality of Malitbog
INVITATION TO BID
The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of Malitbog, Bukidnon
invites interested bidders/suppliers to apply for eligibility and
to bid for the supply and delivery of the following:
DATE/TIME/ PLACE ITEM DESCRIPTION APPROVED BUDGET FOR
THE CONTRACT (ABC)
Free College Law sought
By NITZ ARANCON
1. Issuance of Bid A. PROCUREMENT OF A. Php144,617.00 and LITO RULONA
Documents – March 8, 2018 TOILET MATERIALS Correspondents
(on working days only) at (Environment Sanitation
the same address to eligible Program)
bidders upon payment of SENATOR Paolo Benigno
non-refundable fee of: B. Lot 4 – Purchase of B. Php179,000.00
For Item A- Php500.00 Family Planning Supplies ‘Bam’Aquino, IV said there
For Item B – Php500.00
For Item C – Php500.00 C. Supply & Delivery of C. Php158,993.42 is no reason why Republic
For Item D (Lot 1,2 & 3) – Materials for the Const. of
Seed Bank at Brgy.
Act 10931 or the Universal
Php500.00
For Item E – Php500.00 Access to Quality Tertiary
D. Lot 1- Supply & Delivery D. Lot 1 – Php 24,398.00 IMG_7626.JPG
2. Pre-Bid Conference is
on March 9, 2018 2:00 of Materials for the Const. Lot 2 – Php24,398.00 Education Act should not be
of 1 Unit Small Reservoir at Lot 3 – Php24,398.00
PM. Pre-qualification and
Brgy. Mindagat. implemented already.
Opening of Bids shall be
done on March 21, 2018, Lot 2 – Supply and Delivery
of Materials for the Const.
In a press conference
9:00 o’clock in the morning
at the Municipal Conference of 1 Unit Small Revervoir at held at Provincial Capi-
Sitio Lindaban
Hall. Malitbog, Bukidnon.
Participants shall submit Lot 3 – Supply & Delivery tol session hall yesterday,
2 envelopes. Envelope of Materials for the Const.
of 1 Unit Small Reservoir at
Aquino said along with
A (Legal, Technical and
Financial, etc.) and Brgy. Omagling his other colleagues they
Envelope B (Bid Quotation)
3. Cut-off time is 9:00 A.M.
E. Purchase of E. Php100,000.00 are pushing to express a
Decorticating Machine
Bids submitted beyond united front in support to
cut-off time shall not be
accepted. the full implementation of FREE COLLEGE LAW. Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino, IV calls on the Commission on Higher Education
4. Conditions of Delivery:
For Items – A, B, C, D & E – the free college law, in light to fully implement Republic Act 10931 or the Free College Law since this has already been signed into law
FOB – Malitbog, Bukidnon
Delivery Period: Seven
of the announcement of a by President Rodrigo Duterte. Sitting beside Aquino is Misamis Oriental Vice Gov. Jose Mari Pelaez during
a press conference at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday morning. Photo by Nitz Arancon
(7) days upon issuance of June 2018 implementation
Purchase Order
by Commission on Higher Oriental. Free College Law, during June 2018 for Academic Year
Non-purchase of bidding documents is ineligible to participate Education (Ched). “Ito ay para sa mahihi- his sponsorship speech of 2018-19, with Ched still in
in the bidding process. Envelope B shall be opened if the “Medyo delayed na rap na hindi na maabot sa Senate Resolution No. 620 the process of finalizing the
participant is pre-qualified under Envelope A. talaga ang implementa- college. I am pushing for that he filed and was already law’s implementing rules and
Issuance of bid documents is only allowed to company tion considering that they the fulfillment of the Free approved. regulations (IRR).
owner or any of his/her authorized representative(s) upon (have) approved the law College Law and relieve Aquino said he was sad- “The non-issuance of
presentation of a valid identification (ID) or letter of authority since 2016 and was already our students and their family dened upon hearing from IRR should not prevent the
to buy bid documents (in case of representatives)
given enough funds of P41 members of financial bur- the statement of Ched offi- executive to faithfully (ex-
We will only accept an offered price that is fixed and is not billion for the calendar year dens,” said Aquino. cer-in-charge Prospero de ecute) the law. Ano pa ang
subject to any adjustment. Bid shall be valid for a period of 2017-2018 implementation Aquino is the principal Vera, III that they plan to fully hinihintay natin,” Aquino
Thirty (30) days from the date of submission.
ngunit medyo may delay sponsor and co-author of the implement the law starting said.
The quoted prices should be inclusive of the 5% Value talaga,” he said.
Added Tax (VAT), 1% Expanded Withholding Tax (EWT) and
1% Local Tax (LT). Bids higher than ABC shall be outright
rejected.
He said the implemen-
tation would benefit stu- Calizo pushes for construction of more
The LGU, Malitbog BAC reserves the right to reject any or all
bids without offering any person to waive any or all formalities
dents coming from State
Colleges and Universities classrooms in Patag Nat’l High School
therein and accept such offer that the LGU-BAC may consider and to include community BARANGAY Patag has and 218 students enrolled
city council photo

advantageous to the part of the government. colleges organize by local been the only lowland ba- in Grade 7.
ENGR. OTHELO S. SUMUGAT
government units like in rangay that still does not However, each class
BAC Chairman Opol Community College have a national high school can only have 45 students.
in the municipality of Opol building. Meaning, the school would
Noted: and Tagoloan Community In his privilege speech dsc_0199 need at least 15 additional
OSMUNDO N. DELA ROSA College in municipality of during the regular session classrooms.
Municipal Mayor Tagoloan, both in Misamis this week, Councilor Ro- Patag National High
meo Calizo pointed out this School currently only has
adding that he is concerned five classrooms and an
where the incoming Grade additional two classrooms
7 and Grade 8 students are Calizo
in repair.
going to hold their classes Currently, the school
in Patag National High fering Grade 9 and new has been implementing
School. students for Grade 7. shifts in holding classes
In its pre-enrollment for Of this number of en- to address the shortage of
the schoolyear 2018-2019, rollees, more than 163 classrooms, temporarily.
some 651 students enrolled students have enrolled in “Apan dili kini makaayo
at the school specifically Grade 9. While 205 stu- sa mga tinun-an,” Calizo
because it is already of- dents enrolled in Grade 8 said. (cli)

TRI-GEM PAWNSHOP
NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION
All expired unredeemed pledges from OCTOBER 2017 will be sold
through public auction on MARCH 21, 2018 respectively at 9:00 am at TRI-
GEM PAWNSHOP.

Friday, March 9, 2018 8 PAHIBALO


Sa OKTUBRE 2017 sa mga alas 9:00 sa buntag, ang tanan butang nga
na prenda sa TRI-GEM PAWNSHOP sa bulan sa MARSO 21, 2018 nga wala
malukat mahiapil sa subasta.
Among gihangyo ang tanan suki sa pagsusi sa kilang resibo. Ang magpa-
higayon sa PUBLIC AUCTION mao kini nga mga branches:
• A. Catarata St., Poblacion, Valencia City
• A. Mabini St., Poblacion, Valencia City
• R. Magsaysay St., Poblacion, Valencia City
• Purok 4, Puerto, Cagayan de Oro City
• Alvarece St., Poblacion, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
• Barangay 5, J. Rizal St., Poblacion, Malaybalay City
• Agrosite, South Poblacion, Maramag, Bukidnon
• West Poblacion, Kalilangan Bukidnon
• Balangay 3, Poblacion, Quezon, Bukidnon
• #55 Arch. H. Hayes – J.P. Rizal St., Cagayan de Oro City
• New Market, Poblacion, Don Carlos, Bukidnon
• San Lazarro St., Agora, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City
Friday, March 9, 2018 3
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War on drugs
Gold Star Daily

Friday, March 9, 2018


Editor: Cong B. Corrales
4
Narcs tell barangay officials
in drug watch list not to run
DAVAO City — Barangay sified as severely affected

pdea xi file photo


officials in the govern- and some of their officials
ment’s drug watch list are in the drug list.
should not run in the May He warned them to ac-
14 barangay and Sanggu- tivate their respective Ba-
niang Kabataan elections, rangay Anti-Drug Abuse
an official of the Philippine Council, or face suspen-
Drug Enforcement Agen- Econ-1-4 sion and complaints before
cy-11 said. the Ombudsman for “dere-
“If you want to run at the liction of duty.”
barangay level, you know Catalino Cuy, chair-
who you are. If you know person of the Dangerous
that you involved in drugs, Drugs Board said the Ba-
please do not run, have dac plays an important
shame, because you can no role in the anti-illegal drug
Rivera
longer fool your constitu- campaign of the govern-
ents, you cannot encour- the Comelec En Banc on ment, in particular in mon-
age them to vote for you,” the matter. itoring and identifying
PDEA-11 regional director The filing of certificates drug suspects and in the
Antonio Rivera said during of candidacy is scheduled community-based drug
AFP-PNP press conference from April 14 to 20, he rehabilitation program for
at the Royal Mandaya Hotel said. mild and moderate drug
Wednesday. “There is still no such users.
He said there are five law that prevents a person Cuy said the number of
high-value targets, includ- from running if ever he compliant barangays with
ing barangay officials, who is on PDEA’s watch list. organized and operational-
are in the PDEA’s drug As to whether or not the ized Badacs have increased
list – two in Davao del Sur Comelec will hamper or to 70% from less than 50%
and one each in Davao not if they are in the drug at the start of the Duterte
City, Davao Oriental, and list, we still await Comelec administration.
Comspostela Valley. resolutions from En Banc He said the Badac also
Lawyer Omar Sam- how to address these is- conducts awareness pro-
ama, spokesperson for sues,” he said. grams for non-users to pre-
the Commission on Elec- On Feb. 19, Depart- vent them from going into
tions-11, said there is no ment of Interior and Lo- illegal drug use, as he said
regulation that prohibits cal Government Assistant authorities are addressing
officials in the PDEA’s Secretary Ricojudge Jan- the country’s drug problem
drug list from running for vier M. Echiverri said at not only through supply
election but added they are least 30% of the country’s reduction but also demand
awaiting guidelines from 42,029 barangays are clas- reduction. (mindanews)

“Accounnng &[Updated]
Financial Analysis”
st
Wednesday, March 21

VG PELAEZ ATTENDS THE CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE


Investment FATE OF THE BUKIDNON STATE UNIVERSITY-EXTERNAL
P1,900 up to March 10th - Super Saver STUDIES CENTERS IN CDO,
P2,150 up to March 17th - Early Bird • Financial Statements BUKIDNON AND MISAMIS ORIENTAL
P2,400 March 18th onwards • Cash Flow Analysis
The House of Representative Committee on Higher and Technical Education
Inclusive of Seminar Materials, Lunch & Snack and
• Rules of Accounnng chaired by CONG. ANN HOFER of Zamboanga Sibugay with the members CONG.
Cernficate • Chart of Accounts JULIETTE UYof the 2nd District of Misamis Oriental, CONG.MA. LOURDES ACOSTA-
• Journals & General Ledger ALBAof the 1st District of Bukidnon, CONG. SALVADOR BELARO, JR. of Una Ang
• Inventory Cost & Valuanon Edukasyon PartyList held a hearing on the Fate of the Bukidnon State University-
External Studies Centers (BUKSU-ESCs) in Cagayan De Oro City, Bukidnon and
•I
•Internal Controls – Misamis Oriental in University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines,
Asset Protecnon Cagayan de Oro City.
• Financial Statement Analysis – VICE GOVERNOR JOEY PELAEZ was invited by the Committee as a Resource
Person to shed light on BUKSU’s operation in Misamis Oriental.
Tools & Techniques VG Pelaez called for the retention of BUKSU-ESCs to provide free education to more
• Fixed Assets than 9,000 Senior High School Graduates this School Year. The House Committee on
• Accounnng Sooware Higher and Technical Education decided to recommend to the Commission on Higher
Education a 5-year moratorium on the operation of BUKSU-ESCs in Misamis Oriental
and Bukidnon.
Present in the hearing were Legislative Committee Secretary-Commission on
Higher and Technical Education (CHTE) FRANCES MELANIE MAURICIO, Bukidnon
State University President DR. OSCAR CABANELEZ, Misamis Oriental School
Division Superintendent DR. RANDOLPH TORTOLA, University of Science and
Technology of Southern Philippines Officer-in-Charge DR. ROSALITO QUIRINO,
Quality Assurance Division of CHED Chief DR. SYLVETTE GUNIGUNDO, CHED
Legislative Liaison OfficerMS. JOCELYN BANAAG,CHEDRO X DirectorDR. ZENAIDA
GERSANA, CEPS-CHED 10JOHN BANAYNAL, CHED Legal and Legislative Service
DirectorATTY. CINDERELLA FILIPINA BENITEZ-JARO, CHED ConsultantDR.
LIBERTAD GARCIA, BSU-ESCs CoordinatorALBERT VILANCA, Provincial Board
Members ATTY. VINCENT PELAEZ and BEBING DUMADAG, Mayor ALVIN LABIS
and Vice Mayor EMMANUEL JAMIS of Alubijid Municipality. (advt)
Mindanao
Gold Star Daily
Editor: Cong B. Corrales
Friday, March 9, 2018 5
Missionaries condemn Briefly
Residents continue to yield unlicensed guns

arrest of fieldworkers
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao — Two more un-
licensed firearms were surrendered to the Army’s 1st
Mechanized Infantry Battalion bringing to a total of
129 guns that were turned over to the authorities in this
province, the military reported here.
“This is an indication the owners of unlicensed guns
By LITO RULONA their rights.” ple’s Army. Last year, Ju- knew the importance of the in Maguindanao are cooperating (with the authorities),”
Correspondent
She said Palahang is lito Otacan, a fieldworker work he was doing, and he Capt. Arvin John Encinas, Army’s 6th Infantry Division
A MISSIONARY group one of the staff of the Rural from Agusan del Sur, was did not want to further risk spokesperson, said. (pna)
condemned the move of Missionaries of the Philip- arrested, accused of pos- the HRDs he was working
the government forces in pines – Northern Mindanao sessing live ammunition. with,” she explained. Barangay councils in Marawi activated
arresting field workers who Region as a fieldwork- Another staff, involved RMP-NMR find it ILIGAN City — The barangay councils in Marawi
were reportedly engaged er organizing indigenous in the transport of sanctu- deplorable that the state City such as Peace and Order Council, Solid Waste
with activist organizations. Human Rights Defenders aried Human Rights De- continues to hinder the and Management Council, Anti-Drug Abuse Council
In a press statement sent under our project Pro- fenders, has also been ha- work of their fieldworkers, and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council
by Ailene Villarosa, Advo- moting and Protecting the rassed by individuals who and their staff in general, have been activated. (pia x)
cacy Program Coordinator Indigenous Peoples’ Rights identified themselves to be accusing them of being
of Rural Missionaries of in the Philippines. ‘government employees.’ rebels. PTV-Davao to pilot broadcast info system
the Philippines – Northern “He was helping orga- “They accosted him on “We challenge all these DAVAO City — The state-owned People’s Television
Mindanao Region (RMP- nize farm workers in his his way home, pressed for people who are quick to or PTV in Davao is going digital from the analog-type
NMR) condemned law hometown. His experience information about persons judge our work to go to the of broadcast transmission, coinciding with the inclu-
enforcement units who and familiarity of the is- that the staff allegedly field and immerse with our sion of the Emergency Warning Broadcast System and
arrested Godfrey Palahang. sues in Bukidnon were an transported. He was told communities – without the Data-casting System.
Villarosa quoted Palah- asset to our organization, that if he wouldn’t coop- names and connections that This was announced by PTV General Manager Dino
ang’s statement after he was which is committed to erate, they will have to have given them the privi- Antonio Apolonio during the demonstration of the
forced to surrender because land rights and issues of recommend to have him leges in their lives, without system at the Marco Polo Hotel in Davao City. (pna)
of his alleged engagement the rural poor,” she added. ‘picked up.’ This prompt- the money that have been
with activist organization Palahang is the second ed him to resign from the wrapping them in cozy bub- ‘No ID, No Entry’ re-implemented
saying, “It is a right to fieldworker to be linked to office, even as he needed bles inspecting society as if COTABATO City — The local government has rein-
organize farm workers so the Communist Party of the employment to continue to only their narrow lens is the forced its “No ID, No Entry” policy to this city follow-
that they too can learn about Philippines-led New Peo- provide for his family. He correct lens,” Villarosa said. ing the resurgence of armed riding-in-tandem preying
on targets here.
Forum on Only last week, motorcycle riding gunmen separate-
ly shot two Marine officers and security personnel in
road safety a span of three hours along Sinsuat Avenue, the city’s
main thoroughfare. (pna)
set in Davao
ADDRESSING Policy
Change on Road Safety WORD
Risk Factors in the Phil- SEARCH PUZZLE
ippines, with special focus FIND ALL
on Child Restraints Road
safety is now a public
Types of Dog
health issue. Approxi-
mately 1.25 million people
die as a result of road traf-
fic crash (WHO, 2015).
Road traffic crashes not
only cost economic loss
but also familial losses.
Studies have shown that
these unfortunate inci-
dences can be eliminated
and reduced since these LIFE IS HERE. A group of students gather inside the Botanical Garden in Marfori Heights in Davao City.
Mindanews Photo
are mostly caused by hu-
man error.
BFP-11 CHIEF:
We’ll remove corrupt officials
A forum in Mindanao
will be held in Davao City
on March 16 from 9:00 am
to 3:10 pm at the Royal DALMATIAN HOUND COLLIE MASTIFF
Mandaya Hotel, Davao DAVAO City — The Bu- Secretary (Eduardo Año) Station. SHEPHERD BOXER CHIHUAHUA TERRIER

City. A photo exhibit on reau of Fire Protection who told me to ‘tell your But Kwan Tiu said he ROTTWEILER PINSCHER BULLDOG BEAGLE
SETTER CORGI
child car seats and child (BFP) in Region 11 said it man to stop corruption’,” has no idea if these per-
safety will also be dis- was undertaking an “inter- he said. sonnel were included in
played in the venue. nal cleansing” to remove The statement that BFP- the complaints filed by the
The forum aims to raise corrupt officials and “start 11 was doing an internal Interagency Anti-Arson
greater public awareness doing what is right and cleansing came on the heels Task Force as he has yet to
on the importance of the proper for the BFP.” of criminal complaints filed receive a copy of the report
use of child car seats for Senior Supt. Wilberto against some BFP-Davao submitted to the DILG on
children’s safety; provide Rico Neil A. Kwan Tiu, officials in relation to the Monday. FOR INQUIRIES:
a platform for discussion BFP-11 regional director Dec. 23, 2017 fire that hit The task force, the Advertising and Subscription
among representatives of admitted that corruption NCCC Mall Davao and body created to investi- • Tel. Nos.
stakeholders in transport exists not only in the region killed 38 workers. gate the fire, questioned
sector, civil society, and but also nationwide. Five BFP-Davao offi- why the mall management
(088) 855- 1737
media; and help generate But he added that they cials were relieved over and its mall tenant, Sur- (088) 855-1736
new ideas and empirical are undertaking measures the incident. They were vey Sampling Internation-
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promoting children’s safe- “It is necessary to dis- inspector for SSI Office; non-compliance with fire 0917-771-2384
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The organizers expect ground na dapat ayusin Quizmundo, the fire safety The task force com-
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from the academe, local considering salary increase Senior Fire Officer 1 Rog- the DILG, BFP, National (088) 855-1743
government, transport sec- is doble. Hindi pa ba kayo er Dumag, chief of the Fire Bureau of Investigation,
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Friday, March 9, 2018


Editor: Herbie Gomez
6
It’s going to be a long process The business
THE legal process would be long at the
International Criminal Court. But that’s
willing participants in the alleged Davao
Death Squad campaign that allegedly
of corruption
THE GOLD STAR DAILY is published by the Min-
danao Gold Star Daily Corp. at Gusa Highway,
the way it goes at The saw at least 1,424 people murdered. SIMPLY put, bureaucrat-capitalism is
Cagayan de Oro City. Telefax: (08822) 73-33-66, Hague. Both parties’ According to Sabio, that alone is enough the practice of using the official ca-
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E-mail: goldstarnews@yahoo.com,
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PRESS
INSTITUTE Fatou Bersouda, ICC system that was instituted in Davao and for his or her private
856-4795 prosecutor, acknowl- later, in the country. financial gain, by way
MEMBER edged that. There’s no Davao was allegedly run like by an of doing some kind
Founded by ERNESTO G. CHU timeline on the length underworld-like or Mafia-like syndicate of business activity.
President Emeritus
of the examination, that killed people on mere suspicion In other words, bu-
EDITORIAL
Ric Maulion she clarified. -- again, mere suspicion -- of being reaucrat-capitalism is
Hopefully, a need criminals with links to the drug trade. simply and plainly
Herbie Gomez, Editor in Chief for pursuing it would be established so Note that many of those killed were
Cong Corrales, Associate Editor
just capitalism, but
Ben Balce, Deskman
that the prosecutor could proceed to the poor people. According to Matobato, no with the other extra Ike Señeres
Catherine Chu,RN, Lifestyle Editor next step which is an official investiga- big-time and filthy rich drug lord was layer of bureaucrat-
tion. If all is well and in order, a warrant ever targeted. ic influence. Mind you, this is not just
ADMINISTRATION of arrest could be issued. Why not? At It allegedly all started with the simple graft and corruption that usually
Guadalupe Jimenez Chu, President
least, during the process, the systematic creation of “Lambada Boys” in 1988. It happens on a per transaction only. This
Alfonso Y. Lim, Vice President for Production killings would most likely be stopped. was the now late broadcaster Jun Pala, is more than simple graft and corruption
Gladys Elaine J. Chu,Vice President for Marketing That is the most likely scenario. an erstwhile ally turned nemesis of the because its economic life could extend
James Go, Vice President for Circulation Lawyer Jude Sabio sees no problem then mayor Rodrigo Duterte, who sub- for many years, up until the time that the
Catherine Chu,RN, Administrative Director about establishing a probable cause with sequently called it as the “Davao Death
Lissa Rosalynn C. Lagura, Finance Officer
official loses his or her position by way
Ruchelle Bangis, General Manager
with whistleblowers Edgar Matobato Squad.” The popular radio commentator of removal, resignation or retirement. To
Flordelis Paler, Circulation and Advertising and Arturo Lascañas providing first- was later killed in an ambush. understand what bureaucrat-capitalism
Atty. Melanie Mae C. Cabanlas, Legal Counsel hand accounts. Ernesto Avasola’s tes- The ruthlessness of the DDS can really is, we should also understand what
timony even corroborated Matobato’s be seen on Youtube where Matobato’s graft and corruption really is.
Registered with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (CS201028440) on June. 23,
and Lascanas’s statements, Sabio said. criminal past has been made public. Ma- Nowadays, we seem to hear a lot
2010. Entered as second class mail matter at Note that, based on their narratives, tobato himself admitted killing at least about corruption only as a general term,
the Postal Service Office-Region 10, October they were not just mere witnesses but See MAULION/p.7 and not about the combined term that is
1989 and Region 11 with Permit no. PR-XI
graft and corruption. As it is supposed to

A low point in pettiness


96-08 on Dec. 12, 1996. Extension Offices
Manila: Unit 1603, 16/F, IPI Buendia Tower, be, there is no graft if there is no cor-
501 Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue, Pasay City, Mobile ruption, because corruption is the cause
No., 09175494885; 09228638541, Telefax.: of graft. In that sense, it is therefore
(02)856-0740; email: goldstar_manila@yahoo. MALACANANG’S expansion of the ban Alas, Duterte and whoever has been
com; Cebu: (Adrian Lee) Gold Star Cebu
wrong to say that there is no poor people
Bldg. 626 La Tressas Drive, Tres de Abril, on Rappler’s coverage of President Ro- offering him stupid advise on this matter if there are no corrupt people, because
drigo Duterte, which has are utterly wrong if they think they can there will always be corrupt people for
Cebu City; mobile no.: 0918-941-3920, tele-
phone nos: (032) 2625474, 2624557; Davao: Letter now apparently gone actually humiliate or totally prevent any as long as graft practices would make
(Ruben M. Dongzal) cor. Fr. Selga & Malvar,
Sicat Bldg. Davao City, Tel. nos.: 082-4402057
beyond the Palace journalist or media outfit worthy of the them prosper. We have to be careful
/ 0932-619-9703 / 0905-121-4868. email: compound to include events elsewhere, name from covering what are clearly about believing these misleading slo-
dongzalruben@yahoo.com including those otherwise accessible to events of utmost public interest and gans. Another example is the saying
the general public, marks a new low point importance. As the saying goes, there are that God will pity you if you work hard,
BUREAUS / AGENCIES in the chief executive’s by now well more than one ways to skin a cat. But because the truth is, God will give you
documented pettiness. this show of vindictiveness is not just his grace even if you do not deserve it,
BETH DELA CRUZ - 0917-714-3761, 0922-884-8796, On Tuesday, Rappler reporter Pia pathetically childish, more worrisome is even if you do nothing to earn it.
METRO MANILA
RALPH FRANCISCO - 0917-704-4623,
Ranada, already barred from entering it shows Duterte’s penchant for taking In theory, graft is the consequence of
METRO MANILA Malacañang, reported in a FacebookLive shortcuts in a case that is still pending corruption, because graft is committed
ADRIAN LEE - 032-262 5474, 032-262 4557, broadcast that she had also been denied before the courts. In short, it betrays his when someone corrupts a public official
CEBU CITY
AMOR BARLISAN - 0906-275-2936, access to a GoNegosyo event at the lack of respect for democratic institutions one way or the other. Perhaps to drama-
CAGAYAN DE ORO World Trade Center in Pasay City where and processes. tize the proper sequence, we should use
EDGAR DICHOS - 0916-168-0049,
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Duterte was scheduled to speak. We see no need to urge Rappler and the term “corruption and graft”. This
STEVE BRIAN N. PARBA- 0906-348-7018, 0906-6752-038 Ranada said she had been informed Ms Ranada to stand firm for they have discussion about corruption and graft
CAGAYAN DE ORO
BING TENORIO - 0917-793-3999,
by a staff member of the Palace’s Me- from the get-go. But we do reiterate our is however irrelevant when it comes to
BUKIDNON dia Accreditation and Relations Office total support for them as they persist bureaucrat-capitalism, because bureau-
AICKA TENORIO - 092O-2115-114, that aside from the ban from the Palace in carrying out their task of informing crat-capitalism could happen even if
VALENCIA
TERRY BANGAL - 0922 -3156-008, compound, she no longer could cover “all the public despite this government’s there is no corruption, and as a matter of
DANGCAGAN, BUKIDNON events involving the President inside or damnedest efforts to shut them down. We fact, it would even be difficult to prove
LALAINE SUDARIA - 0926-354-3702,
MALAYBALAY
outside Malacañang.” Her report includ- urge all independent journalists to close that a public official has committed
GLENN L. UY - 0917-112-6041, ed footage of her asking event staff if she ranks and stand with Rappler in refusing graft in the first place, because he may
MALAYBALAY could at least have a press release about to be silenced. -National Union of Jour- not have stolen from the public coffers
EFREN CELOCIA - 0975-640-8038,
LIBONA, BUKIDNON the event only to be told that she could nalists of the Philippines at all, having made his or her money
DANILO MANIT - 0935-226-1566, not because she did not have an event ID from businesses that may have pros-
TALAKAG, BUKIDNON
EVIE TIPON - 0905-888-1999,
notwithstanding her press credentials and ‘Dangerous prescription’ pered because of his official capacity or
MARAMAG, BUKIDNON her continued membership in the Mala- DOCTORS, nurses, health workers, authority.
OSCAR LEDESMA - 0916-910-0019, cañang Press Corp. See LETTER/p.7 Well, it is one thing to make money
MANOLO. FORTICH, BUKIDNON
EVELYN CASANILLO, 0916-834-6159, from a business that prospers because

For the second time around of official capacity or authority, in the


POBLACION MALITBOG, BUKIDNON
NORA SORIÑO - 0919-796-9292,
ILIGAN sense that it is a legitimate enterprise. It
HENRY SALAZAR - 0926-014-2978, is another thing however to make money
GEN. SANTOS
ELDIE AGUIRRE - 0919-285-7530, THE supermarket that I wrote about in bisag naay cholesterol, I checked them from “selling” approvals of government
DIGOS my Monday column, “Shelf price tag,” only to find out that not every item on contracts, or “selling” the outcome of
EDGAR CATANE - 0909-701-3523,
display had price tags either on them or court cases. Under normal conditions,
OROQUIETA Hapsay na bai! was at it again. On
BREN MASANGCAY - 0920-549-5712, Tuesday, I went to the on the shelf. a public official who is prone to com-
PAGADIAN establishment to buy, I picked one specific pack of chich- mitting graft would often ask what it is
AVEL GALORIO - 0908-7398-848,
BAYUGAN, AGUSAN DEL SUR among other items, aron from Carcar, Cebu. To my dismay, for him if he influences the approvals or
MARIE IVY AYENSA SABELO - 0917-962-0246, parmesan cheese kay the expiration date indicated on the outcomes. The way to answer him if he
GINGOOG
LEMIE LEGARTE - 0915-637-1644,
gisugo ko sa akong package was 02252018 or Feb. 25, 2018. or she asks is that he or she does not de-
GINGOOG anak nga si Jose kay It could not have been May 022, 2018 serve anything, because it is his business
NONOY LERIO - 0950-277-7917, naay gipaluto iyang not only because the expiration date was to deliver public services for the public
SURIGAO CITY
FLOR DEGUINION - 0918-708-2225, nanay Juliet. stamped by a local source, hence the good, and not to conduct his own private
TANDAG, SURIGAO DEL SUR Egay Uy The items on display sequence is month-date-year, but also business for his personal gain.
ROSE MUÑEZA - 0910-537-5103,
SULTAN KUDARAT were only in 150-gram because there is no 022 in the calendar. I have heard stories about justice for
BASIR ALIPOLO - 0917-467-1384, package but there was no price tag either Then I went to the cashier to pay sale, as it happens when prosecutors and
MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO
on the item itself or on the shelf where the goods in the basket. I specifically judges would connive to influence the
SALVADOR G. HIMULATAN- 0929-798-3600,
KIDAPAWAN the packages were displayed. Instead, kept an eye on the price of the parme- outcomes of court decisions. I have also
TENG DATU - 0910-4033-386, 0926-3370-937 there was a price tag (of which a photo san cheese that I handed to the cashier heard stories about young idealistic law-
COTABATO CITY/
KABACAN, NORTH COTABATO was taken by me) for 200-gram parme- because of a similar incident that I yers who resign from the big law firms,
TOTOY MUÑOZ - 0975-418-2734, san cheese at P249. experienced in that supermarket a few after discovering that cases are no longer
ZAMBOANGA CITY
JUN LAZO - 0947-712-3696,
Before going to the cashier with the days ago. decided because of monies, and not
BALINGASAG, MISOR items I wanted to buy, I checked some As expected, the price of the 150- because of merits. Add to that the reality
items on display. Since the chicharon gram parmesan cheese that was reflected that many cases are now being decided
on display were a little mouth-watering See UY/p.7 See SEÑERES/p.7
Friday, March 9, 2018 7
game in Congress, and the is a dangerous prescription, Congress must be reminded to leave a strong word to firms to avoid getting in-
Maulion administration handled the and it must be stopped. that the public are closely the supervisor to get their volved in corruption appear
From page 6
opposition by roughly. Sen. Despite overwhelming watching and weary of this act together, otherwise, to have made a move that
seven people. Reason for his Leila de Lima, for instance, public disapproval of the unpatriotic act to change they will be facing charges would line them up for heav-
turnaround: his conscience was removed as Senate earlier Cha-cha attempts, the Constitution to serve before the DTI for violating en. On the other hand, the
can’t take it anymore. He justice committee chair, and the Duterte administration their bulging self interests. the Consumer Act or other young lawyers who become
narrated remorsefully. He them imprisoned. continues to mobilize its Cha-cha must be stopped, related laws. prosecutors who are tempted
went through a religious Luckily, there are peo- allies in Congress to pursue otherwise we’ll have prob- The whole incident to go into the “business” of
conversion, and that em- ple like Sabio who are still it. Cha-cha promotes the lems in health bigger than was witnessed by the now accepting bribes may already
boldened him to blow the fighting for lowly citizens self-serving agenda of in- Dengvaxia - Dr. Edelina long queue of shoppers and be lining themselves to go
whistle in the Senate. The and faceless victims. He cumbent powers and allows dela Paz and Angel Sison, Ms. Shara Torralba, one of to hell. For the Catholics
rest, of course, is now his- said helping Matobato as Duterte to further his grip convenors, Solidarity of Councilor George Goking’s among them, they may be
tory. legal counsel is a duty. I on political power and dic- the Health Sector Against staff members who is also making the mistake of going
Of course, Malacanang think it is his “calling”! tatorship. Charter Change active in the CDO Price to confession each time they
was quick to come to the Sabio’s legal journey is Cha-cha hides under Coordinating Council. accept bribes, but only to
defense of the alleged mas- long but he doesn’t mind. the vague nature of the ad- I had to apologize to the accept bribes again and go to
termind even as it down-
played the action that the
Given the support of those
who believe in his cause, he
mitnistration’s Federalism.
Under vague mother hood
Uy shoppers who were delayed
waiting for their turn to
confession again, doing some
kind of vicious cycle.
From page 6
prosecutor has decided to is optimistic that he could statements, Cha-cha re- pay, saying that the reso- As it is supposed to be,
take. It won’t prosper, and win the legal battle in The veals deadly side effects as in the cash register was lution of the matters raised Christians (and not just Cath-
the President is addressing Hague. pro-people and nationalist P249.00. Naturally, I had will eventually be for the olics) are not supposed to
the issue, said Duterte law- He says he doesn’t need provisions are put under the to protest. The price should benefit of consumers who offer bribes, because doing
yer Sal Panelo. Spokesman thousands of cases to win a guillotine. Cha-cha is an- have been lower because patronize air-conditioned that would either be a sin
Harry Roque said Duterte conviction. One, two, three ti-people and promotes and what was in the shelf tag supermarkets. or wrongdoing. They could
was already tired of the to five cases are enough. protects foreign interests. was P249 for a 200-gram however agree to give cash
allegations and so, he is pre- Imagine, how much more if The phrase “security of package. What I bought was or in kind if and when they
pared to defend himself and
will just wait for the rule of
there are thousands of civil-
ians systematically killed?
tenure” will be removed,
allowing contractual labor
only 150 grams.
To save the supermarket
Señeres are solicited, meaning if the
public official would be the
From page 6
law to take its course. Human life is sacred. and cheap employment with staff from going to the shelf, one to ask for a bribe. The
News analyst Vergel The Constitution itself pro- no benefits. I showed the photo that I not on the basis of what you reason for that is a Christian
Santos said the problem was tects it. And truth and justice • Genuine agrarian re- took. I ended up paying know about it, but on the businessman has the duty
on how people interpreted should prevail. form is tossed aside to allow P249 for the 150-gram pack basis of whom you know in to feed his family and the
and perceive the resurging more foreign plantations. of cheese because accord- the courts. I have also heard families of their employees.
culture of violence giv- • The proposal to open stories about “bagmen” who
en Duterte’s popularity. Letter 100% of land, businesses,
ing to the supervisor who
came to the rescue of the bring the money to corrupt
In this equation however, the
Christian businessman is not
From page 6
Had Matobato and Lasca- and public utilities to foreign cashier, the correct price officials, but there seems to corrupting the public official
nas been given more time and students under the Sol- entities will render basic of the 150-gram pack was be a variation now about “box but in the final analysis, the
during the Senate investiga- idarity of the Health Sector social services inaccessible P249 and that it was an error men” bringing money to dirty public official still ends up
tion, Santos said, the public Against Charter Change and expensive for the ordi- of their IT personnel, blah, prosecutors and judges inside committing graft. No, I am not
could have connected the (Shacc) presented their diag- nary Filipino. blah, blah. shoe boxes. condoning small time graft
dots. But what are they in nosis and prescription on the • Legal loopholes are Then I told the super- I would say that we only and corruption, but it seems to
power for? Charter change (Cha-cha) inserted into the Constitu- visor that they are still of- have one life to live in this me that bureaucrat-capitalism
Sabio’s take: Duterte proposed by the Duterte tion by inserting “otherwise fering for sale chicharon earth and essentially we also is an even bigger problem.
was new in Malacañang administration. provided by law” on existing whose expiration date has have one choice whether to
and was enjoying enor- Cha-cha falls flat as a provisions. already lapsed Feb. 25, go to heaven or hell. Those E-mail: iseneres@ya-
mous popularity ratings at solution to the problems The Duterte administra- 2018. young lawyers who are re- hoo.com
that time. It was a numbers affecting us. This Cha-cha tion and the supermajority in I had to other option but signing from the big law

Fall has gathered sufficient evi-


dence to provide us with the
impeachment court.
“We should declassify it
groups, the Solidarity of Trans-
port Alliance in Northern Min-
She said this would direct-
ly affect the Bureau of Jail
Mariano Velez St.-Macanhan
are temporarily prohibited to
From page 1
ammunition to prosecute this so we could use it probably as danao-Pinagkaisang Samahan Management and Penology, turn right towards Masterson
down and he was given a case towards victory,” Umali part of evidence (before the ng mga Tsuper at Operators the Provincial Rehabilitation Ave. but they are allowed to
ticket. said. Senate impeachment court),” Nationwide and the National Center, local governments and turn left towards Concordio
“This was when the ne- House Majority Leader Umali said. Confederation of Transport government line agencies. Diel St..
gotiations started,” said Ga. Rodolfo Farinas earlier said Last week, the House jus- Unions, did not join Trafeco Balayon said local gov- All motorelas may take the
“The fine for that violation is the House may have to wait for tice panel went into an ex- in its petition. ernments nay find themselves newly built road in Macanhan
only P1,500 but they asked for the Supreme Court’s decision ecutive session with the two Starex-Piston secretary buying rice from traders for connecting to Acacia St., then
P3,000.” on the quo warranto petition psychiatrists -- Dr. Genuina general for northern Mindanao P43 to P50 per kilo. turn left to Everlasting St. and
Ga said the businessman filed against Sereno before Ranoy and Dr. Dulce Lizza Ringo Lago said his group saw But Balayon said she was pass Vamenta Blvd..
was told that if it reaches the the plenary voting on her im- Sahagun -- who evaluated the Trafeco petition as mere optimistic and there was noth- Motorists going uphill can
Land Transportation Office, peachment. Sereno’s application for the “consuelo de bobo.” ing to worry about because she proceed towards Masterson
he would end up paying more. Fariñas said the soonest top judiciary post. Lago said Trafeco’s leader expects 250,000 metric tons of Ave. from Rodelsa Circle area,
He said Rigat allegedly possible time the House plena- Dr. Geraldine Tria, who did not support jeepney owners imported rice, and rice farmers including those that turn right
told the businessman to see ry could put the impeachment was invited by the committee and drivers’ clamor against the in the province are harvesting. from Vamenta Blvd. towards
him in his HGP office in Ti- complaint against Sereno to a to evaluate the psychologi- Duterte administration’s public “There is no rice shortage Masterson Ave..
panoy, allowing Ga’s men to vote is by May 14. cal test results, said Sereno transportation modernization in the province. It’s only the All vehicles, especially
organize the entrapment as The committee report possessed five out of nine program. The program is seen NFA warehouse that has no jeepneys, passing Masterson
soon as they learned of it. along with the articles of im- symptoms of emotional and as a move to phase out 15-year available supply. It’s just sad Ave. downhill are allowed
Ga said the police seized peachment is set to be submit- dramatic type of personality. old jeepneys or older. to note that we could not to drop their passengers at a
a P3,000-marked money from ted on March 14. (pna) “Daghang membro sa compete with traders directly designated portion, right side
Rigat, and some P5,000 more Meanwhile, the House Trafeco ang supak sa trans- buying fresh palay from the away the intersection of Mas-
from his drawer.
When the arresting officers
committee also declassified the
information on the results of
Files port modernization kay dili
kini makaya sa mga operator
farmers due to the fact that we
only have P17 per kilo budget
terson-Vamenta junction.
From page 1
barged into his office, Rigat the Chief Justice’s psychiatric pero ang ilang presidente, si which is way too low com-
rushed to the toilet where he evaluation. or from P7.50 to P10 for the Tamiok, wala magpakabana pared to the traders’ current Club
allegedly attempted to flush During the committee vot- niini. Ma-o nang iyang gipoy- farm gate buying price that From page 1
first four kilometers.
money down the drain, said ing on the existence of proba- Trafeco also asked for 10 ok ang iyang mga membro range from P19 to P25 per kilo.
Ga. ble cause in the impeachment pina-agi sa iyang pag-file sa There would be no reason that Allan Mediante, vice presi-
centavos more for every suc- dent for print; Ric Ociones,
The suspects are now de- complaint against Sereno, ceeding kilometer. If approved petition alang sa usbaw sa rice farmers will sell their pa-
tained and are facing charges Pampanga Rep. Juan Pablo plitihan,” said Lago. lay to the NFA. All we can do vice president for broad-
that would be from the current cast; Jigger Jerusalem,
of robbery-extortion and ad- Bondoc raised the motion to P1.40 to P1.50 for every suc- Joel Gabatan, NCTU pres- is to wait for the arrival of the
ministrative cases. declassify Sereno’s psychiatric ident, wala usab mopirma sa proposed imported rice before corporate secretary; Jao
ceeding kilometer. Gumapac, treasurer; and
test results as discussed in a Tamiok said the petition petition ni Tamiok, said the we could be back in business,”
Balayon said. Philip Kenn Jaudian, au-
Finds previous executive session.
Deputy Speaker Gwen-
for a fare increase was sub-
mitted because of the increas-
P2.50-increase being sought
by Trafeco “is too much.”
ditor.
From page 1
dolyn Garcia seconded the “OK man ko sa fare in-
The other members of
going standard impairs the motion.
ing prices of fuel and other
petroleum products that have crease, bisag piso lang. Dili New the board are Rene Abris,
Tony Albania, Vic Ca-
Gadon has alleged that P2.50 kay apiktado man gi- From page 1
ability of the Chief Justice already adversely affected banag, Joel Jacobo, Loui
to dispense justice. In fact, Sereno got a four out of five jeepney owners and drivers. hapon niana ang among pam-
grade in her psychiatric exam. ilya kay pasahero man gihapon motorists going downhill. Maliza, Nicole Manag-
as the highest magistrate of Guro said the decision They are to proceed to Rodelsa banag, Hanne Pisos and
the land, she must be held to He claimed that “an applicant would come from the LTFRB’s kami,” said Gabatan.
to any position in the judiciary
Circle. Fred Soriano.
a much higher, if not highest central office in Manila. Those bound for Rodelsa The occasion would be
with a grade of 4 is unfit for
standard,” Umali said.
The committee conducted the job.”
But before the LTFRB
makes a decision, he said, Supply Circle passing Vamenta Blvd.
are prohibited to turn left to-
graced by Rep. Virgilio Lac-
son of the Manila Teachers
Umali said the results of From page 1
18 hearings on the determina- there will be a public hearing wards Masterson Ave.; they partylist, A Brown Compa-
tion of probable cause span- the psychological evaluation in the city to give commuters
could be used as evidence in
gos which they merged into may turn right at Masterson ny Inc. president and CEO
ning for five months. and other stakeholders the one and provided it with 40 Ave. and make a U-turn be- Roel Castro, and AC Energy
“Throughout the probable proving the impeachment case chance to state their positions.
before the Senate acting as the
bags daily. It only sells two to neath the Macanhan flyover. vice president Gabino Ra-
cause hearings, this committee Two public transport five kilos for every buyer. All motorelas passing mon Mejia.
Feature
Gold Star Daily

Friday, March 9, 2018


Editor: Cong B. Corrales
9
Armm helps fisherfolk back on their feet
By TENG L. DATU para makipag barter,” he Mohammad, however, Maluso (is) a fishing port.” Mohammad was also supplies to the fisherfolk
Cotabato City Bureau Chief
recalled. said the Armm government “Lahat ng isda papun- grateful to the president. cooperative in Barangay
MALUSO, Basilan — Ab- But commercial fishing stepped in, helping their tang Zamboanga at Isabela “Mula noong nagbigay Lower Port Holland in
dulham Mohammad, 48, vessels have encroached on community by providing (in Basilan) ay nagmumula ng ultimatum si Presi- Maluso.
remembers the good old their fishing grounds. fishing supplies, including sa Maluso,” he said. dent, halos nakakabangon But Mohammad said
days of the fishing industry “Nagsimula ang boats and fishing nets. Hataman vowed that na ulit ang small-scale aside from efforts to help the
of Maluso town in Basilan. pro-blema dito sa amin “Ngayon, unti-unti his administration will fisherfolk dahil sabi niya fisherfolk, the Armm gover-
“Noon, pusit lang ang noong unti-unting pu- nang nanunumbalik ang intensify its efforts in pro- paparusahan ang malal- nor has also announced his
hinuhuli ko, kumikita ako masok ang mga vessels sigla ng pangingisda da- tecting the local fisherfolk. aking vessels na papasok administration’s plan to help
ng P500-P5,000 kada sa municipal waters kung hil suportado ng Armm Maluso Mayor Hanie sa municipal waters,” Mo- rubber farmers by building a
araw,” he said, adding saan nananagat ang mga ang aming kabuhayan,” Bud said he was also hammad said. processing center.
that most fishermen would small-time fishermen,” he he said. thankful that President Ro- The Armm govern- The former fisherman
not even reach the market said. “Ngayong nagtatra-ba- drigo Duterte heeded their ment, through its flagship is also excited about the
since barter was already “Dahil malalaki ang ho na ako sa munisipyo, request that the town’s program Health, Educa- other projects, which in-
being done along the way. gamit nila, talo ang mga nakikita ko ang efforts ng municipal waters be made tion, Livelihood, Peace and clude road-widening, cold
“Hindi na namin kai- maliliit hanggang sa nalul- ating gobyerno para sa exclusive to local fishers. Governance, and Synergy, storage facilities, and pro-
la-ngan magpunta ng ugi sila at unti-unting bine- Maluso,” he said. “Dahil don bumalik sa earlier this month turned cessing plants, in store for
palengke dahil sinasalu- benta ang mga kabu-hayan Armm Governor Mujiv pangingisda ang mga tao,” over some P2-million Maluso this year. (with the
bong nanila kami noon nila,” he added. Hataman said “historically, the mayor said. worth of boat and fishing reports from bpi armm)

Call for applications American singer dedicates album


to 18th Iyas National to soldiers who fought in Marawi
Writers’ Workshop DAVAO City — Sing- that matters to me and the
THE 18th IYAS National Writers’ Workshop is open for appli- er-songwriter Rockwell only thing I do in moments
cations. This year, it will be held on April 22 – 28, 2018 at the Ryan Ripperger, an Ameri- like that is I write a song.
Balay Kalinungan, University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City. can singer who founded the I told myself I’m alive to
The workshop fellowship screening committee accepts international acoustic/pop fight,” he said. “People walk
creative work in Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Filipino and English. rock band Stephen Speaks on, keep going, keep fight-
Fellowships are awarded by genre and by language. Ten known for the voice be- 27ripperger1 ing when you fall down, you
applicants will be chosen for the fellowships, which will hind the hit songs “Pas- get beat down. The world is
include transportation subsidy and board and lodging. senger Seat” and “Out of gonna beat you down, you
Application requirements: My League,” has dedicated get back up, and you keep
1.) Original, unpublished work in only one chosen his latest album to the sol- going because you are alive
literary genre and language: 6 poems, 2 short stories, or 2 diers who fought in the to fight.”
one-act plays; five-month battle of Marawi Just as he was working on
2.) Works must be in two (2) computer-encoded hard and vowed he would donate his album, the battle of Mara-
copies, font size 12 pts., double-spaced; and; to them a portion of his pro- wi broke out on May 23 and
3.) A short resume, with a page containing applicant’s ceeds from his Philippine he wished to perform before
complete contact information (residence address, email concert tour. the brave soldiers to honor
address, contact number). “I’m sure there’s some- their bravery and sacrifices
Please submit by March 10 all requirements to: body here, maybe a lot of FOR MARAWI. Singer-songwriter Rockwell Ryan Ripperger, an to liberate the lone Islamic
Dr. Marjorie Evasco you are just like the soldiers, American singer who founded the international acoustic/pop rock band city from the influence of the
IYAS La Salle National Writers’ Workshop Director you think you’ve lost every- Stephen Speaks performs during a concert tour at SM City Davao earlier Islamic State-inspired Maute
this month. MindaNews photo by Antonio L. Colina IV
Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center thing but you remain alive to Group.
Room 208 Miguel Hall fight another day and don’t Ripperger said that he his married life, to remind He said he “would not be
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, give up,” he said. got inspired writing his latest himself that he was “alive able to do what I do for a liv-
Malate, Manila 0922 He hopes to return to the album after going through to fight.” ing” without the support of
For inquiries, please call (632) 5244611 local 233; email Philippines by September to personal battles, most espe- “I basically woke up that the Filipinos for his music.
bnscwc@dlsu.edu.ph or iyas18workshop@gmail.com. launch his album cially that turbulent year in I feel like I lost everything (mindanews)

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)

CCE-0117-2017 R.A. 10172 February 19, 2018 Republic of the Philippines


OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR
In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant Bacuag, Surigao del Norte
to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the
Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
(IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that
JOCELYN LOBIDO SISICAN has filed with this Office, a petition In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby
for change of first name from “JOSEPHINE” to “JOCELYN” and served to the public that FELICIDAD C. IGNALIG has filed with this
correction of entry in the date of birth from OCT. 17, 1964 to Office a petition for change of first name from “DIOSCORO” to
OCTOBER 29, 1964 in the certificate of live birth of JOSEPHINE “HIPOLITO” in the birth certificate of Dioscoro Galindo Ignalig who
JARALES LUBIDO at San Vicente Alto, Oroquieta, Misamis was born on May 18, 1964 at Bacuag, Surigao del Norte and whose
Occidental and whose parents are Tirso S. Lubido and Juanita S. parents are Lion Galido Ignalig and Lucina Abuel Galindo.
Jarales.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his
Any person adversely affected by said person may file written
written opposition with this Office not later than March 15, 2018.
opposition with this Office not later than 08 March 2018.

(SGD.) ENGR. BEAU L. CABAHUG (SGD) AURORA M. PAQUEO


City Civil Registrar Municipal Civil Registrar
MGSD March 9 & 16, 2018 MGSD March 2 & 9, 2018

R.A. 10172 RA 10172 Form No. 10.1


(LCRO)
Republic of the Philippines Republic of the Philippines
Province of Bukidnon LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRT OFFICE
Municipality of Sumilao
Province: Bukidnon
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION Municipality: Kitaotao

CCE-08-2018 (R.A. 10172) February 28, 2018 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION


In compliance with the publication requirements and pursuant to OCRG In compliance with Section 8 of R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby serve
Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1, Guidelines in the Implementation of to the public that ROSELYN D. MIER has filed with this Office, a petition for
the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR of R.A. 10172), Notice is Correction of Clerical Error in Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the Birth
hereby served to the public that MARY ANN D. SUMENTE has filed with this Certificate of Roselyn de la Cerna Mier who was born on August 21, 1988
Office, a petition for Correction of Clerical Error from “MALE” to “FEMALE” at Kitaotao, Bukidnon and whose parents are Expedito S. Mier and Evilla A.
in his Certificate of Live Birth who was born on October 24, 1983 whose de la Cerna.
parents are Urnico Sumente and Editha Diao.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written
opposition with this Office within ten days from this Date February 20, 2018.
opposition with this Office.

(SGD) MARICHU R. VIOLON, MPA (SGD) LEONILA B. GALORPORT


Municipal Civil Registrar Municipal Civil Registrar
MGSD March 2 & 9, 2018 MGSD March 2 & 9, 2018
SportS
Gold Star Daily

Friday, March 9, 2018


Editor: Ben Balce
10
P1-million, Harley-Davidson bike up for
grabs at the 10th Phoenix Open in Davao
ONE million pesos, a Harley- Phoenix Open Golf Tournament division winners will each re- and audio system by Harman
PRESCON BEFORE 10TH PHOENIX OPEN. Phoenix executives talk to
Davidson 1200 Roadster, two to be held on March 17, 2018 at ceive a Royal Selangor Pewter Kardon, and a Phoenix golf um-
Davao reporters during press conference at Sundays Go Hotels about the Tata Manza cars, and P100,000 the Rancho Palos Verdes Golf Plate and Phoenix Petroleum brella will be given to each reg-
10th Phoenix Open golf tournament which will be held at the Rancho Palos worth of Phoenix Petroleum and Country Club in Davao fuel cards. Champions will istered player on the day of the
Verdes golf and country club in Davao City. Photo shows VP for External fuels and lubricants await the City. also bring home limited edition tournament.
Affairs (center) Atty. Raymond Zorilla, tournament organizer Liloh Evangelista, hole-in-one winner of the 10th Team, partner, and individual Phoenix signature golf bags. About 200 players are expect-
and corporate affairs manager Beethoven “Ben” Sur. (rUbeN M. DoNGZAL)

Batang Pinoy M’nao kicks off


Every player will also have a ed to hit the greens in this mile-
chance to win prizes in the fair- stone year of the annual Phoenix
way challenges and in the raffle Open.
draw during the awarding cer- The 10th Phoenix Open Golf
emony. Tournament—powered by
The registration for the tour- Phoenix PULSE Technology—
FOUR thousand athletes, missioners Ramon Fernandez, nament will start on March 1, is presented by Phoenix Petro-
coaches, technical officials and Charles Raymond Maxey and 2018 at the following outlets: leum Philippines, Inc., Luzvi-
delegation officials, represent- Arnold Agustin. Rancho Palos Verdes Golf and minda Engineering, and Pioneer
ing 70 cities and provinces all The medalists in each sports Country Club, Apo Golf and Insurance, and co-presented by
over Mindanao gathered here discipline will advance to the Country Club, Dencio’s Kama- Mechatrends Contractors Corp.
for the much-awaited Batang Batang Pinoy National Finals yan at SM City Davao-Ecoland, and Tata Motors.
Pinoy Mindanao qualifying leg. and compete against the top and at the Phoenix Mega Station Cooperators are Measure-
The Mindanao leg was origi- medalists from the Luzon and in Lanang, Davao City. ment & Controls Technology,
nally set June 10-15, 2017 but Visayas qualifying legs. Entrance fee is P7,500 per Inc. and Seadove Maritime Ser-
was moved because of the The competition venues are player to qualify in the team, vices, Inc. Major sponsors are
Marawi siege and the declara- MOPAC for the athletics, table partner, and individual catego- Credit Suisse, The Coffee Bean
tion of martial law. tennis and swimming; Aloran ries. An Under Armour shirt and & Tea Leaf, and Trans-Overseas
The athletes are coming Central ES for archery; arnis cap, a JBL Trip communication Industrial Corp. (PR)
from the out-of-of-school at San Vicente Bajo covered
youth, in-school youth, in-
school students and Filipino-
court; badminton at Provincial
Cultural Center; baseball at South Cotabato town
hosts ‘Amyak Maleh,’
foreign youth aged 15 years Looc Plaridel; basketball for
and below. At the opening boys at Villaflor covered court;
program held at the Misamis basketball for girls at Oroqui-

bicycle challenge
Occidental Provincial Athlet- BATANG PINOY MINDANAO GAMES. Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) eta City gym; boxing at Capitol
Commissioner Celia Kiram answers in an earlier photo during press confer-
ics Complex (MOPAC), sports ence at the PSC Building in Manila. She announced that the Batang Pinoy basketball court; chess at New
and local government officials Mindanao Games will be held from March 6-12 in Oroquieta, Misamis Oc- Function Hall of Capitol Build-
gave inspiring messages to the cidental where around 4,000 athletes and coaches from 71 local governments ing; dancesport at FCFTC,
athletes. are expected to vie for 1,074 medals. (PNA Photo by Jess M. escAros Jr.) Capitol compound; karatedo at THE town of Tupi in South The top three winners in
The message of keynote Commission (PSC) Chairman delivered by PSC Commis- Plenary Hall Neg. Or. Conven- Cotabato will hold the annual the Junsen will earn P2,500,
speaker Philippine Sports William “Butch” Ramirez was sioner Celia Kiram, who is also tion Center; tennis at OCCES/ 2018 Amyak Maleh Mountain P1,500, and P1,000 while in the
the Oversight Commissioner DPWH; Pencak Silatat Pines Bike Challenge on March 25 Veterans are P2,000, P1,500 and
Republic of the Philippines for the Batang Pinoy. Ismael Bolando Gym; sepak in celebration of the 23rd anni- P1,000.
Supreme Court
Messages were also given takraw at Don Mariano Mar- versary of Matutum Protected The top three placers in
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
11th Judicial Region, Branch 40 by Misamis Occidental Gov. cos Gym, Panaon; softball at Landscape. the Master, Grandmaster, Fat-
Tandag City, Surigao del Sur Herminia Ramiro and Oroqui- Looc Plaridel Oval; taekwondo The categories are Elite boys and Ladies Open will be
LOYD ALUAD DE HONOR, SP. PROC. NO. 13-2017 eta City Mayor Jason Almonte, at Aloran gym; volleyball at Junsen (29 years old and be- awarded P2,000, P1,500 and
Petitioner, who willingly accepted the Ramiro Multi-Purpose Gym, low), Veterans (30-39), Master P1,000.
-versus- challenge of hosting the Batang Sinnaclaban; and beach volley- (40-49), Grandmaster (50 and The 4th to 10th finishers
THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR FOR: Pinoy slated March 6 to 12. ball at Brgy. Poblacion Recla- above), Fatboys (38 inches will each get a medal. Medals
OF TAGO, SURIGAO DEL SUR AND THE OFFICE Correction of Entry in the Also present were PSC Com- mation Area. (PNA) waistline), Ladies Open, Fun- will also be awarded to the top
OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, Records of Live Birth ride A (19 and below), Funride 10 finishers in the two special
Respondents. Republic of the Philippines
X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/ Supreme Court
B (20-29), Funride C (30-39), categories exclusively for Tupi
ORDER REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Funride D (40-49) and Funride Mountain Bike Association
11th Judicial Region, Branch 40
Filed before this Court on November 22, 2017 is a verified Petition for Correction Tandag City, Surigao del Sur
E (50 and above). (TUMBA) active members only
of erroneous entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of LOYD ALUAD DE HONOR, who Cash prizes and medals are -- 39 and below and 40 and up.
IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR SP. PRO. NO. 11-2017
is of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Purisima, Tago, Surigao del Sur. He
CORRECTION AND CANCELLATION OF
up for grabs. The champion in The biggest delegation will
alleged that he was born on August 13, 1995 in Bongtod, Tago, Surigao del Sur to
spouses Romulo Balmes De Honor and Lita Alijaga Aluad. His fact of birth was reported
ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH, the Elite will pocket P4,000 receive a special prize of P3,000.
to the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Tago, Surigao del Sur. Petitioner went to MAYBELL TINUNGA RESTON, while the second and third plac- Registration fee is P200 in-
school using the name LOYD REY ALUAD DE HONOR however when he secured a copy Petitioner, ers will get P2,500 and P1,500, clusive of packed lunch and race
of his birth certificate, he found out that it contains the following errors: -versus –
THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TANDAG respectively bib. (PNA)
Error as to Error Correct Entry
As to petitioner’s first name(box number 1) Loyd-Rey Loyd Rey CITY, SURIGAO DEL SUR.
As to petitioner’s family Name (box number 1) DE-Honor De Honor
X - - - - - - - - -- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -/ Publication Notice
ORDER R.A. 10172
As to the family name of the petitioner’s father (box number 13) De-Honor De Honor Filed before this Court on October 10, 2017 is a verified Petition for Correction
As to informant’s first name who was petitioner’s mother herself Litecia Lita Republic of the Philippines
and cancellation of entries in the certificate of live birth of Maybell Tinunga. She OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR
(box number 20) alleged in her petition that she was born in Bongtud, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur to
As to petitioner’s mother in the Affidavit for delayed registration of Litecia Lita parents Samuel Digamo Reston and Adelindes Jumanoy Tinunga-Reston on August 29,
Province of South Cotabato
birth found in the second page of petitioner’s birth certificate 1997. However, she discovered that her Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Philippine Municipality of Polomolok
Statistics Authority indicates her name as MAYBELL TINUNGA instead of her complete
Petitioner filed this instant verified petition praying for an order directing the name as MAYBELL TINUNGA RESTON and her father’s name entered as RAMEL MAGAO NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Local Civil Registrar of Tago, Surigao del Sur and the Office of Civil Registrar General, REBARTER instead of SAMUEL DIGAMO RESTON.
Manila to rectify the errors in his Certificate of Live Birth with the aforesaid offices Petitioner filed this instant verified petition praying for an order directing the CFN-
and issue a Local Civil Registrar of Tandag, Surigao del Sur and the Office of Civil Registrar General, CCE- Date: March 8, 2018
corrected Certificate of Live Birth to him. Manila to rectify the error in her Certificate of Live Birth with the aforesaid offices and
The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing thereof issue a corrected Certificate of Live Birth to her. In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
be set on March 14, 2018 at 8:30 in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, on The petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing thereof Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of
which date, time and place, all persons who may have ground(s) to oppose the petition be set on February 5, 2018 at 8:30 in the morning at the Session Hall of this Court, on the Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice
are ordered to appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted. which date, time and place, all persons who may have ground(s) to oppose the petition is hereby serve to the public DOVIE LUNETA BALAJADIA has filed with this
Let this Order be published, for petitioner’s account, once a week for three (3) are ordered to appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted. Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE”
Let this Order be published, for petitioner’s account, once a week for three (3) in the Certificate of Live Birth of Dovie Luneta Balajadia born at Polomolok,
consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao. Let copies of consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in Mindanao. Let copies of
this Order, together with copies of the petition and its annexes be furnished the Local this Order, together with copies of the petition and its annexes be furnished the City South Cotabato and whose parents are Rey Causing Balajadia and Glorina
Civil Registrar of Tago, Surigao del Sur, the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Civil Registrar of Tandag City, Surigao del Sur, the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Eduque Luneta.
Village, Makati City and the Provincial Prosecutor, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. Legaspi Village, Makati City and the City Prosecutor, Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written
SO ORDERED. SO ORDERED. opposition with this Office not later than March 19, 2018.
IN CHAMBERS, this 12th day of February 2018 at Tandag City, Surigao del Sur. IN CHAMBERS, this 4th day of December 2017 at Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.
(SGD) BERLITA CANDARI-CASTOR
(SGD.) RUFO U. NARAGAS (SGD) RUFO U. NARAGAS Municipal Civil Registrar
Presiding Judge Presiding Judge
MGSD February 23, March 2 & 9, 2018 MGSD March 9 & 16, 2018
MGSD February 23, March 2 & 9, 2018

Publication Notice
R.A. 10172
Republic of the Philippines
OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR
Province of South Cotabato
Municipality of Polomolok

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


CFN-
CCE- Date: March 8, 2018

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 R.A. 10172),
Notice is hereby serve to the public MARION N. MORALES-ANGELO has
filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “M” to
“FEMALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Marion Nuevares Morales born
at Polomolok, South Cotabato and whose parents are Antonio Morales and
Nena Nuevarez.
Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written
opposition with this Office not later than March 19, 2018.

(SGD) BERLITA CANDARI-CASTOR


Municipal Civil Registrar
MGSD March 9 & 16, 2018
Money Matters
Gold Star Daily

Friday, March 9, 2018


Editor: Ben Balce
11
Hedcor fast-tracks civic devt with P19-million CSR projects in 2017
HEDCOR keeps its promise to and well-being, P1.8-million CSR activities.”
advance its host communities for other special projects. Numerous studies confirm
through various Corporate and Moving forward, Hedcor is that employees who have a
Social Responsibility programs seeing a step-up to more sus- sense of purpose at work are
and projects as it continues to tainable projects. high performers and more pro-
generate clean and renewable A special ingredient of Hed- ductive.
energy across the country. cor’s CSR projects is employ- Carlos Aboitiz Hedcor presi-
Living up to the Aboitiz ee volunteerism. Though the dent and COO, is pushing for
group purpose of advanc- communities are the primary employee engagement. “We
ing business and communi- beneficiaries of CSR, its ef- need to look for more meaning-
ties, AboitizPower subsidiary fect expands to the employees ful ways to provide impact to
Hedcor supported community of Hedcor. Hedcor encourages the communities we operate in.
development through its P19- employees to be involved in It is our way of giving back for
million Corporate Social Re- CSR activities such as medi- their support and letting us op-
sponsibility (CSR) projects in cal missions and environmental erate in their community.”
2017. activities. Currently, Hedcor is operat-
This figure is on top of the Nova Baldo, Hedcor CSR ing 22 run-of-river hydropower
taxes and voluntary shares specialist said “Hedcor is a plants in the Philippines. The
Hedcor is remitting to the host niche for professional growth 10 plants are in Luzon and the
communities. and a workplace that has a so- rest of the plants are located
A total of 69 community cial purpose. Hedcor lets us in Mindanao. The La Trinidad
projects were implemented. obtain our personal mission Hydro Project in Benguet is un-
MEDCAP. Hedcor keeps its promise to advance its host communities through various Corporate and Social Responsibil- P12.2-million spent for educa- to positively contribute to the der construction and is seen to
ity programs and projects as it continues to generate clean and renewable energy across the country. (Supplied photo) tion, P4.6-million for health communities through joining be completed in 2019. (PR)

TDF rates
up across Aboitiz eyes P148-b upgrade of
the board
RATE of the central bank’s Term
Deposit Facility (TDF) rose
Laguindingan, 3 other airports
across-the-board Wednesday, ABOITIZ InfraCapital, the The company aims to trans- struggled to follow the pace of Build’ program as we develop and maintain all four airports
with tenders rising above the of- infrastructure business unit of form three others: the Iloilo development. sustainable airport facilities is required in order to unlock
fering for all three tenors. the Aboitiz Group, on Wednes- International Airport, Bacolod- The Bohol airport is targeted that reflect and support the tre- synergies that would benefit
Data released by the Bang- day submitted an unsolicited Silay Airport and New Bohol to open the island further to the mendous economic and tour- all stakeholders, including the
ko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) proposal to modernize four International Airport in Panglao international tourism market ism potential of the Philippines’ government.
showed that rate of the seven- regional airports including into world-class airports. as part of the national tourism regions and provinces,” Aboitiz “Not only will none of the
day facility improved to 3.1767 Laguindingan Airport in Mis- The first three are already strategy and at the same time InfraCapital Chief Executive airports require any form of
percent from last week’s 3.0685 amis Oriental for P148 billion operating above capacity and decongest Manila’s Ninoy Officer and President Sabin subsidy, the combined potential
percent. over a 35-year concession pe- require urgent rehabilitation. Aquino International Airport. Aboitiz said in a statement to of the four regional gateways
Bid coverage ratio also in- riod, in its bid to support the These regional airports have “Through this unsolicited the local bourse. results in overall gains for both
creased to 1.6005 from 0.8750 last government’s infrastructure been experiencing tremendous proposal, we intend to support Aboitiz said the pooling of the government and the local
week after banks submitted a total program. growth in the last few years and the government’s ‘Build, Build, resources to develop, operate economy,” he said. (PNA)

ICTSI sets $380-m capex in 2018


of P80.026 billion worth of bids,
up from the P50 billion offering
and the P43.751 billion last week. Do consumers deserve some
The auction committee award-
ed P50 billion for the facility. PORT operator International
Container Terminal Services,
minal operations in Papua New
Guinea.
depreciation and amortization
expenses, start-up costs at the
respect from large companies?
Rate of the 14-day facility rose
to 3.1674 percent from 3.0984 Inc. (ICTSI) has earmarked a This year’s capital spending company’s terminal in Mel- BY JOSE R. MACIAS (located in Ecoland) where I
percent last week. capital spending of $380 million budget is 58.3 percent higher bourne Australia, and increase went to ask if it was possible
Tenders reached P43.310 bil- this year after ending 2017 with a compared to $240 million in in share in the net loss at its joint First part of two series. to buy a certain amount of
lion, higher than the P40 billion seven-percent increase in profit. 2017. venture container terminal pro- I would like to explain the beer bottles by discounting
offering, which was awarded in In a disclosure to the Philip- ICTSI booked a net income ject with PSA International Pte rhetoric question of the title. the empty glass containers
full this week. pine Stock Exchange, ICTSI of $207.7 million last year from Ltd. in Colombia. As the vast majority of res- that we brought from home. I
Bid coverage ratio, on the other said this year’s capital expendi- $193 million the previous year. Its revenue from port opera- idents in the country, I have have to say that the customer
hand, declined to 1.0828 from last ture budget would be mainly It attributed the increase in net tions reached $1.24 billion last to endure everyday situations service girls looked at me as
week’s 1.1124 since bids for this allocated for the capacity expan- income mainly to the continuing year, 10 percent higher com- that usually do not occur or you look at an alien just de-
week’s auction was lower than sion in its terminal operations in ramp-up at its new terminal in pared to $1.13 billion in 2016. are simply unimaginable in scended from his UFO. After
the P44.497 billion last week. Manila, Mexico and Iraq. Matadi in Democratic Republic ICTSI handled consolidated other countries. explaining that it is an abso-
Rate of the 28-day facility went The company said it would of Congo, strong operating re- volume of 9,153,458 twenty- Normally, most of us pa- lutely normal practice in the
up to 3.2627 percent from last also finance the completion of sults from the terminals in Iraq, foot equivalent units (TEUs) in tiently endure these situations rest of the world (and that we
week’s 3.1665 percent. its new barge terminal project Mexico, Honduras, Madagas- 2017, five percent more than with patience and a smile. But used to do it ordinarily in an-
Bid coverage ratio also went in Cavite City, Philippines, the car, China, Poland and Brazil; the 8,689,363 TEUs handled in on February 25, 2018, the other large shopping center
down and ended at 1.1760 from continuing rehabilitation and and the gain related to the ter- 2016. repetition of these situations that was recently destroyed by
1.4440 last week after tenders development of its container mination of the sub-concession It said volume increased due led me to try to publicly ex- a terrible fire), I made the ob-
reached P23.520 billion, higher terminal in Honduras, and pro- agreement in Lagos, Nigeria. mainly to continuing improve- pose them as spokesperson for servation that right in front of
than the P20 billion offering but curement of additional equip- Higher earnings, however, ment in global trade activities, that silent majority that wants the customer service, they are
lower than the P28.879 billion ten- ment and minor infrastructure was tapered by higher interest particularly in the emerging a real change that makes the selling green cloth bags with
ders in last week’s auction.(PNA) works in its newly acquired ter- and financing charges, higher markets. (PNA) Philippines a country com- their own brand, with a text

Construction firm wants to raise P15.5-b thru IPO


parable to others where the inviting to recycle. Is this a cu-
environment is respected and rious contradiction or maybe a
where citizens / consumers very peculiar and incomplete
D.M. Wenceslao & Associ- fering (IPO). cial and residential projects in mains subject to the requisite can claim their rights against recycling policy?
ates Inc. (DMWAI) , an inte- DMWAI plans to offer up to Aseana City. regulatory approvals and mar- the abuses of large (and small) Given this scenario, I de-
grated property developer and 679.2 million shares, or about DMWAI is the master develop- ket conditions. companies that consider us cided to make a proposal in
construction firm, has asked 20 percent of its total issued er and primary owner of Aseana The company has tapped simply as buyers without any a suggestion box of consider-
the Securities and Exchange shares, proceeds of which will City, one of the largest and fastest BPI Capital and Maybank as rights. able size and totally empty
Commission (SEC) to allow it be used to further expand its growing mixed-use business dis- the joint global coordinators The odyssey of my jour- except for a couple of small
to raise some PHP15.5 billion real estate development foot- tricts in the Manila Bay Area. and bookrunners for the IPO. ney began in a large and coins that were inside it.
funds through initial public of- print through a mix of commer- The planned offering re- (PNA) well-known shopping center To be continued...

DTI lauds ratification of PH free trade deal with European countries


Department of Trade and In- deal with the four countries, The Philippines and EFTA expanded trade engagements states. trade deal likewise promote
dustry (DTI) Secretary Ramon which made up the European started formal FTA negotiations with non-EU (European Union) On the other hand, EFTA investments in sectors of re-
Lopez has lauded the Senate’s Free Trade Association (EFTA), after the concerned countries members even as it gives us products which can enter the newable energy, computer and
ratification of the country’s is a welcome development as signed the Joint Declaration on greater access to the European Philippine market tariff-free in- related services, construction,
free trade agreement (FTA) this is in line with President Cooperation in June 2014. market,” said Lopez. clude most industrial and fish- environmental services, mari-
with four European countries - Rodrigo Duterte’s thrust to im- The Philippines-EFTA FTA Philippine products that will ery products as well as market time transport, and finance.
Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, prove economic relations with was signed by the EFTA states have great benefits under the access on goods such as tem- The country’s new FTA will
and Switzerland. non-traditional trade partners. and the Philippines on April 28, new FTA are in agricultural, perate fruits, mineral and aer- take effect in three months after
In a statement Wednesday, On Monday, the upper house 2016 in Bern, Switzerland. industrial and fishery products, ated waters, food preparations, its ratification by the Philippines
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BY FROILAN The ABA Christmas Party ments later. Happy holidays, friends, To get there to Clarin,
GALLARDO also served as the chance and major thanks for read-
tourists can come in
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CLARIN, Misamis two available flights
ers for CY 2016-2017 to coladas, several hors http://www.Mindanaoan.
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