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KMU rants against


Moreno bares
plan to give
Divisoria a
facelift with

Normin’s top firms


Koko’s funds
By NITZ ARANCON
Correspondent
SENATE President Aquili-
no Martin Pimentel III has
pledged some P80 million
to give Divisoria a facelift,
Mayor Oscar Moreno has
revealed.
By CONG B. CORRALES
Associate Editor Moreno said the fund
set aside by Pimentel

C
OMING at the would be used in the beau-
heels of surging tification of the Divisoria
protests, the Kilu- area from Burgos St. up to
sang Mayo Uno in north- the Xavier University area
ern Mindanao has iden- on Corrales St..
tified the top companies He said city hall plans
in the region that have to rebuild the historic Am-
allegedly been practicing phitheather situated be-
labor-only-contracting. tween Burgos and Capist-
In a phone interview, rano streets.
Wildon Barros of the The amphitheater was
KMU here challenged the demolished by city hall
Department of Labor and during the Jaraula admin-
Employment to sanc- istration for a bridge-like
tion the top violators of project. Underneath it now
labor-only-contracting in is the station of the Diviso-
northern Mindanao. ria police and a center for
“Sa atong rehiyon, public massage.
dili kita matingala nga Moreno said he wants
naapil sa top corpora- the restore the Amphithe-
tions ang Del Monte, ater and turn the area into
Nestlé, Holcim, La Farge, a landmark.
Coca-cola ug uban pa… He said the fund would
kay mao pud ning mga also be used to improve the
korporasyon nga daghan park and lighting facilities
sa ilang mga trabahante in the area.
ang nisumbong kanamo Meanwhile, the may-
ug mireklamo sa isyu sa or said city hall is now
labor-only-contracting ug studying the possibility of
uban pa,” Barros said. HARD LABOR. Workers from Barangay Pigsag-an engage in strenuous gold panning in the Cagayan River in the outlying barangay of Tuburan,
closing the entire stretch
Barros said the top in Cagayan de Oro. (photo by nitz arancon) of Tirso Neri and RN Abe-
three companies in the

Can Congress pass BBL this month?


See PLAN/p.3
region are Del Monte,
Nestlé, and Coca-cola,
respectively.
Barros described the PRESIDENT Duterte be passed. If not, I might tired to solve the problem.” session days from May 15
Del Monte’s scheme of said he might resign if the resign as President. It’s all Senate President Aq- until the adjournment sine
contracting labor:“Nag- Bangsamoro Basic Law yours, I can’t do it,” Dute- uilino Pimentel III and die on June 1, can both
kadaiya ang mga ‘coop- (BBL) is not passed before rte said at the launching Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez houses pass the law?
eratives’ nga labor-on- end of May as he promised, of the Maguindanao Balik Jr., had assured the Presi- Asked if this can be
ly-contracting. Kunuhay and as Congress leaders Baril Program in Buluan, dent and the leadership of done, Alvarez exuded con-
part-owner sila sa agency had earlier promised him Maguindanao. the Moro Islamic Libera- fidence the Lower House
kay coop man pero kun and the Moro Islamic Lib- “It’s useless. If you give tion Front (MILF) during a would meet the deadline.
mag lay off ang mother eration Front (MILF). me this kind of admin- meeting in Malacanang on “I can pass it in the HOR,”
company, wala’y mabu- “I promise it will be istration until the end of April 4 that the BBL would he said in a text message.
hat ang agency. Kini passed before May... be- my term, frankly, I would be passed by May 2018. Pimentel has yet to send
See AGAINTS/p.3 fore end of May, it will rather resign. I am gettng But with only a few See PASS/p.11 PIMENTEL

Nene: Due process for nun, not authoritarian whims


ILIGAN City -- The 71-year old Senate President Aquilino Pi- is reviewing the 1987 Constitu- to do away with the rule of law.” ing to learn from the media that
Australian nun who was detained mentel Jr. said. tion, said that while he believes “In short, Sister Pat is entitled the BI had ordered her to leave
overnight at the Bureau of Immi- The Bureau of Immigration that foreigners “should not ex- to ventilate her side of the case. within 30 days.
gration for investigation on April (BI) on Wednesday forfeited the ercise rights that belong to our That’s what due process in a de- Fox said she was surprised
16 and on April 25 was ordered missionary visa of Sister Patricia citizens alone, considering the mocracy means,” said Pimentel, “as I had thought the process was
to leave within 30 days should Fox of the Our Lady of Sion circumstances of the case of Sis a former mayor of Cagayan de that I would have 10 days to put
be accorded her right to be heard congregation in the Philippines, Pat, there is no urgent need for Oro City who was a political in a counter affidavit to answer
because “we are a democratic for allegedly engaging in partisan her to be deported immediately” detainee several times under the the charges.”
country run by the rule of law, political activities. because “she does not advocate Marcos dictatorship. “I am very sad that the de-
not by the authoritarian whims Pimentel, now a member of violence, she does not incite In a statement on April 25, cision at present is that I leave
of those in government,” former the Consultative Committee that hatred, she does not urge people Fox said she woke up that morn- See WHIMS/p.3
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Editor: Cong B. Corrales
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CARAGA TOP COP ON GANG PROBLEM: Temporary traffic scheme
‘Use positive approach’ for highway takes effect
THE Roads and Traffic Ad- Pelaez Boulevard will be
BUTUAN City — Law bert Magno, acting Butuan rivalry. Community-based ministration (RTA) have temporarily closed for
cebu.gov.ph image

enforcers should employ City Police director, said “friendly games” are also be- been enforcing a tempo- 15 days and there will
a positive approach in ad- they are now implementing ing organized among youths rary traffic scheme along be a temporary truck ban
dressing the problem of the “GangNam Style,” a to instill a sense of camara- the national highway until 24/7 for the same road
gang violence in their areas roman non-traditional approach derie. May 22 because of the from Recto Avenue go-
as this may prove to be more to tackle the city’s gang For two weeks since construction, rehabilita- ing to PN Roa Avenue or
fruitful and beneficial, the problem. implementing the new strat- tion and upgrading of the vice-versa. This excludes
Caraga region’s top police According to Magno, egies, no gang-related inci- drainage system in the the vehicles used by the
official said. instead of pursuing gang dent has been reported here National Highway to RN government and trucks
Police Regional Office members and creating the in the city, he said. Pelaez Boulevard which carrying the equipment of
13 Director Chief Supt. impression that police are Still, Magno said the is connected to Cagayan the contractor.
Noli A. Romana advised out to hunt, arrest or to problem brought about by de Oro River. Other trucks are en-
Romana
the region’s chiefs of police place them under detention, violent gangs should not be RTA Assistant Depart- couraged to go through the
to combine developmental As a deterrent, he said law enforcers will project a underestimated, pointing ment Head Engr. Nonito alternative route located in
and coercive approaches in police units may also orga- positive image that they are out that recent incidents Oclarit clarified that the PN Roa Avenue going to
their strategies to combat nize a tour among underage “friends” who are reaching of gang riots and other only affected areas are the Bulua or vice-versa.
gang violence. gang members to prisons or out to help them. gang-initiated activities two sides of the highway Also, implementation
Romana said these may detention facilities “in order Magno said among the in the city have already beside Liceo de Cagayan of the “no loading and
include programs that in- to open up their minds on the measures being adopted is created panic among resi- University and Savemore unloading” including “no
still a sense of community realities of the consequences to separate the apprehended dents, and have resulted in in Barangay Kauswagan. parking” will be observed
responsibility and commit- of violating the law.” gang members and mix them property damage, injuries, Along with this, the in the specified roads and
ment among the youths. For his, Senior Supt. Al- with other groups to avoid and even deaths. (pna) half lane located in RN other traffic scheme. (pia x)

‘Science of Addiction’ now


in Deped-Davao curriculum
DAVAO City — Starting and Pharmacology, Co-Oc- health, the Philippine Drug
June, students in formal curring Disorders, Treat- Enforcement Agency.
education from Grades 4 ment and Management, The modules will enter
to 12 in both public and Community Development the DepEd portal and can
private schools and the Al- and the Role of Higher be used by all teachers in
ternative Learning System Education Institutions in the country.
will take les- the implemen- Health Assistant Sec-
sons on drug tation of the retary from Mindanao, Dr.
education. program Ta- Abdullah Dumama, lauded
The en- bangan Atong the project as this would
hancement Reformists “strengthen the campaign
of school A ro n N a a y of President Rodrigo Dute-
curricula Asenso and rte.”
with the in- the sustain- The Department of
clusion of ability of the Health, Dumama said, has
the “science Community also its support programs
of addiction” Based Recov- offered in Treatment Re-
is part of the ery Support habilitation Centers, which
Davao city government’s System. are established nationwide.
campaign to prevent and There’s also the Re- In Mindanao TRCs are
control drug abuse here. covery and Relapse Pre- located in Bukidnon and
The drug education les- vention, Department of in Malagos, Davao City.
sons have been approved Health Program, Science DOH will be setting up in
by Education Secretary of Addiction Alcoholism, Zamboanga and Cotabato.
Leonor Briones for Davao. Risk Factors of Drug Use Ronald Rivera, Cadac
Initiated by the City and Abuse, and Stress lead adviser for community
Anti-Drug Abuse Council to drug use. The Modules organizing, said Enhanced
(Cadac), the drug educa- are included in Music, ALS was an initiative of
tion instructional materials Arts, Physical Education, the city government to help
and its integration in the and Health. not only drug reformists
elementary, secondary, Mayor Sara Duter- but the whole population
and tertiary were products te-Carpio lauded the proj- to understand illegal drugs
of hardwork of the DepEd ect as it is being the first in and drug addiction.
technical teams from eval- the country. Rivera said Cadac
uators, writers, illustrators Duterte-Carpio de- thought of educating the
for the formal education scribed drug education children on drug addiction
and ALS. modules as a “break- as a strategy rather than ad-
Dubbed the Cadac Drug through and the first of its vocacy strategy because the
Education Modules, the kind” as it brings together drug reformists or the youth
lessons in Science of Ad- efforts of various agencies would be able to retrieve all
diction are the Physiology – the city government, information. (pna)

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Againts kana nga dili nila i-regular
ang mga trabahante ini,”
sa kontraktwalisasyon,”
Barros said.
Plan “It was through them
that I came to learn some
fact-finding mission in
Mindanao on April 6 to 9
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he explained. Barros cited the data of of the basic issues which to look into alleged human
bisan pa man nga directly For his part, lawyer the Inventory of Govern- juela streets to vehicular caused their poverty: lack rights violations.
related sa the operations Proculo Sarmen of the ment Human Resources traffic. of their own lands, control Presidential Spokesper-
sa mother company ang Alliance of Labor Unions- last July 1 that show that of “Mo-cross lang ang mga of markets, dependence on son Harry Roque who had
ginatrabaho ini nga mga Trade Union Congress of the 2,301,191 total number sakyanan diha. Kanang pesticides. I stayed with told GMA News on April
workers.” the Philippines said the la- of government employees, north and south Divisoria, tribal people and learnt 17 that what the BI did
With Nestlé, Barros said bor department must lead there are currently some atong giplano nga walking how the mountains are may have been a mistake
the company has contracted in protecting the welfare 721,282 contract of ser- street lang na siya. Pero ato their supermarkets and and apologies were likely
out the packaging line of of workers in the region. vice, job orders, casual, and pang patun-an pagmaayo,” pharmacies, how they were in order, said on April 25
its coffee production to “The continuing prac- contractual workers. Moreno said. excited to have their own that the BI’s investigation
“service providers.” tice of labor-only-contract- According to the same schools which taught sus- showed Fox “violated the
“Illegal kana kay terms and conditions of
kinahanglan man kanang
ing is exploitative to the
workers. We are supposed
data set, the top govern-
ment agency with the most
Whims tainable agriculture but
also preserved their culture. her visa. Consequently, the
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packaging sa whole pro- to be a country of workers, contractual workers is in But also about how large same must be forfeited.”
duction line. Alangan na Dole-10 should be more the Department of Public the Philippines,” she said mining and logging corpo- “Per BI, this was a visa
man ipakumkum lang sa vigilant in monitoring the Works and Highways fol- as she expressed hope “for rations as well as planta- forfeiture order not a deci-
Nestlé ang mupalit og (exploitative) practice,” lowed by the departments a chance to explain how I tions were threatening the sion on the deportation case.
Nescafe. Kinahanglan Sarmen said. of health, social welfare, see my mission as a reli- life and livelihood of these We forfeited her privilege of
gyud naa nga i-package He said President Dute- agriculture, transportation, gious sister and maybe the rural people,” she said. holding a missionary visa
una ayha mabaligya,” he rte should issue an ex- and education, respective- decision can be reconsid- “As I lived in the city, because of her activities
pointed out. ecutive order to end la- ly, ered.” I came to know the situ- which are in violation of the
Barros also questioned bor-only-contracting as Barros said the Con- Fox said that whatever ation of the workers and terms and conditions of her
the labor relationship be- he promised or at the very federation for Unity for happens, she will be “for- their lack of job security visa,” he said.
tween Fedcon Agency and least, certify the Security Recognition, Advancement ever grateful to all those which is now happening At the Change of Com-
Nestlé. Although Fedcon is of Tenure Bill as a priority of Government Employees, Filipinos that I call my in other countries as well. mand of the Armed Forces
registered as a construction bill in Congress. a KMU-allied union, is friends and for all those As a Christian, believing of the Philippines on April
company, he said, its work- However, none of the currently studying how to from both church and sec- that our mission is to bring 18, Duterte announced the
ers have been deployed top private companies the parry Joint Circular No. tors who have supported God’s Kingdom to the here nun’s arrest was “upon my
in the production line of militant labor federation 1 of the Department of me through this time. I and now, I couldn’t help but orders implemented by the
Nestlé. named can hold a candle Budget and Management, may lose my right to be in to get involved both with Bureau of Immigration.
“Kay construction com- against the Duterte admin- Civil Service Commission, the Philippines but I can projects, such as training And I take full responsi-
pany man kaha siya (Fed- istration as the number one and the Commission on never lose the learnings in organic farming, to uplift bility legal or otherwise for
con), dapat didto ra iyang violator of labor laws in the Audit which, in essence, and beautiful memories.” the livelihood of the farm- this incident.”
workers sa mga repairs sa country. allows job contracting and In 1990, when her con- ers, but also to advocate “I ordered her to be in-
structures ug construction Barros said the perva- legitimizes the contractu- gregation was asking for with them for their rights vestigated, not deported at
sa mga buildings sulod sa sive practice of labor-only al-employment scheme in volunteers, Fox “eagerly to land, livelihood, peace, once, not arrested but to in-
planta,” he said. contracting can be attribut- government service. volunteered as I had Fili- justice and security, all uni- vite her to an investigation
As for the Coca-cola ed to the current admin- Sarmen, for his part, pino friends in Australia.” versal human rights which for a disorderly conduct.
Bottling Company, Barros istration’s penchant for said contractualization will She admitted it took a the church sees as integral You know in our laws, the
said the firm has contrac- contractualization. be the bane of unionism in while to be inculturated but to her mission,” she added. Philippine laws provide
tualized its sales division. “Unsaon man pud diay the country. the people in the rural areas Fox, who served as co- that I can deport you or re-
“These types of work pagtapos ni Duterte sa “Dili mudaghan ang where she spent most of her ordinator of the Rural Mis- fuse you entry if you are an
are necessary and desirable Endo [End of Contract] mga unyon ini which is time, “were so patient and sionaries of the Philippines undesirable alien,” he said.
to the main operations of nga ang iyang gobyerno supposed to be guaranteed laughing with me at my from 2000 to 2007, partic- (carolyn o. arguillas of
the companies busa illegal mismo No. 1 violator man in the Labor Code,” he said. mistakes.” ipated in an international mindanews)
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US, PH, WFP celebrate gains of disaster resilience project


THE United States and Phil- Disaster Assistance (Usaid/ and WFP partnered with gency response, constructed mitigation activities, such has provided over P9.6
ippine governments, togeth- OFDA) seven-year, P1 bil- cities and municipalities buildings to house emergen- as planting mangroves to billion for humanitarian
er with the World Food Pro- lion Disaster Preparedness throughout the Philippines cy response operations, and prevent flooding and coastal and disaster risk reduction
gramme (WFP), celebrated and Response project. to improve natural disaster supplied crucial equipment erosion. assistance in the Philip-
a completion ceremony The project began in preparedness and response like radios and rescue boats. Since 1990, Usaid has pines, boosting the coun-
recently for the US Agency 2011 to support the Phil- capabilities. USAID and WFP also in- responded to 50 disasters try’s capacity to respond
for International Develop- ippine Disaster Risk Re- The project trained over stalled early warning sys- in the Philippines. Since to and prepare for natural
ment’s Office of US Foreign duction law. Usaid/OFDA 112,000 Filipinos in emer- tems and conducted disaster 2013, the US government disasters. (usaid)

Davao gears up for Socot completes P85.4-million


Kadayawan festival
DAVAO City — This early,
the Davao City govern-
Execom are: Council-
or Al Ryan Alejandre,
infra projects in 1st quarter
ment is gearing up for this chair of the Committee GENERAL SANTOS City development standards and Ayongao said they also projects worth P267.3 mil-
year’s Kadayawan festival, on Tourism and Beauti- — The provincial govern- were checked by the local constructed a service wash lion are being implemented
an annual showcase of fication; Ermelinda Gal- ment of South Cotaba- government’s Inspectorate bay and residual contain- by their office within the
culture and abundance of lego of the City Budget to has completed around Unit. ment area at the local gov- province’s 10 towns and
resources held every month Office; Regina Rosa Tec- P85.4 million worth of in- The accomplished hor- ernment-run health care lone city.
of August. son of the City Tourism frastructure projects during izontal projects comprised waste treatment facility He said these included
This, after Mayor Sara Office; and the incum- the first quarter of the year, of road concreting and located within the Integrat- road concreting, upgrad-
Duterte-Carpio signed an bent Indigenous Peoples a report from the Provin- construction of guard rails, ed Provincial Environment ing, repair and rehabili-
executive order creating Mandatory Representa- cial Engineering Office bridge construction, con- Management Center in tation projects as well as
the executive committee tive. (PEO) said. struction of lined canals Barangay Tinongcop, Tan- the construction of baran-
(Execom) and sub-com- They are mandated Vicente Ayongao, PEO and slope protection struc- tangan town. gay-based structures and
mittees in preparation for to plan and ensure the officer-in-charge, said the tures and construction of He said they fabricated riverbank protection.
the 2018 Kadayawan sa smooth coordination of accomplished projects from basketball court. and installed a rice steamer at Meantime, the local
Dabaw celebration. programs, events, and January to March com- The vertical infrastruc- the South Cotabato Rehabil- government is also pushing
In her Executive Or- activities in connection prised new and continuing tures completed were school itation and Detention Center for the implementation this
der No. 08, the mayor, with the celebration of the structures that were imple- buildings, single-story and or provincial jail, conducted year of a vital road network
who chairs the commit- festival. mented by their office. two-story barangay halls, repairs for billeting quarters that will connect rural vil-
tee, named City Admin- Duterte-Carpio also He said these were due Liga Halls, multi-pur- used during the Soccsksargen lages of Koronadal City
istrator Zuleika Lopez as tasked the members to for completion during the pose buildings, dormitory Regional Athletic Association and Tantangan.
her official representative encourage greater pri- period as set based on the buildings, Senior Citizen meet last February and paid The proposed project
while Assistant City Ad- vate sector participation project development plans. buildings, barangay health for the labor expense for has two segments with a to-
ministrator for Admin- the staging of all events The PEO report shows stations, spring water de- the repair and repainting of tal road length of 18.89 ki-
istration Tristan Dwight and activities, ensure the the completed projects, velopment, construction of the Provincial Accounting lometers, traversing three
Domingo was designated optimal exposure of the which were composed of Level III water systems, Office. barangays in Tantangan
as vice-chairperson. festival, both locally and horizontal and vertical and construction way finder As of the end of March, and five in Koronadal City.
The members of the internationally. (pna) structures, have followed landmark. the official said some 53 (pna)

GOVERNOR PELAEZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HOLDS


53rd GRADUATION CEREMONY
As a champion of education, Vice Governor Joey G. Pelaez takes
pride in witnessing students, who have worked hard to complete their
studies, graduate and proceed to another level of learning.
One of the highlights during the ceremony was the giving of awards
to the exemplary pupils and students who excelled in Academics,
Leadership and Communication Arts which was sponsored by the
Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Misamis Oriental.
Present during the ceremony were School Principal ARLYN
OMAHOY, Municipal Mayor DONATO CHAN as represented by MS.
MARIAN CHAN and Guest Speaker ENGR. ISAGANI BARCELONA.
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3 killers, 3 ex-cops found
guilty in murder of trader Ombudsman dismisses
KIDAPAWAN City —
The local court here has
declared “guilty beyond
reasonable doubt” three
17 in an emotion-filled
hearing last Friday.
Two of the former po-
lice officers, Mamburam
Zambo del Sur mayor
former police officers and and Rinsulat, were granted THE Office of the Ombuds- the Mindanao Rural Devel- uary 2015 even prior to who approved the pay-
three self-confessed killers bail amounting to half a man has ordered the dismissal opment Program funded by completion of the delivery, ments; respondent Maning
for the murder 12 years ago million pesos in 2010. The from the service of Mar- the World Bank for the im- inspection and acceptance who certified the docu-
of a wealthy Filipino-Chi- court at that time could not gosatubig, Zamboanga del plementation of aquamarine of the supplies on Feb. 20, ments as complete; respon-
nese businessman. sustain the findings that Sur Mayor Roy Encallado farming projects. 2015. On Jan. 6, 2016, the dents Salazar and Locop
Convicted were gun- there was a conspiracy in for Grave Misconduct for In utilizing the grant, COA conducted an ocular who signed the Inspection
for-hire Reynaldo Camus, killing Ong in 2006, thus, the anomalous procurement respondents procured fish inspection of the project and Acceptance Report;
Roland Gabais, and Ramil both were granted to post of supplies from Barcelona cages, fingerlings and fish site and found that no fish respondent Alpha who
Silonga for the killing of bail. Spring Farm (BSF) worth feeds without conducting cages were installed and signed the RFQs [or Re-
hardware store owner Roger ‘Murder by inducement’ P4,112,366.02. any public bidding. On no fingerlings or fish feeds quests for Quotations]; and
Ong on March 9, 2006. In his decision, Balagot Also ordered dismissed April 14, 2016, the Com- were delivered. respondents Villarin, Emia,
The court also consid- said the murder of Ong, were Bids and Awards Com- mission on Audit (COA) “By grossly failing to Limatoc, and Amaic who
ered former SPO1 Rene which was executed by mittee Chairman Arwin Al- issued a Notice of Dis- observe the procedure in signed the BAC resolutions
Mamburam, SPO1 Ignacio Camus and his team, was pha, BAC members Alex allowance observing the RA 9184, in the procure- recommending the use of
Rinsulat, and PO3 Edwin induced by the policemen Villarin, Elvira Emia, Andres irregularities in the unjusti- ment of the fish cages, Negotiated Procurement
Pacana, all former members and thus considered them Limatoc, and Merlinda Am- fied resort to the alternative fingerlings, and fish feeds by way of a Procurement
of the Kidapawan City PNP, as principal accused by baic; Municipal Accountant method of Procurement and by effecting payments Agent and awarding the
as “principal accused” in inducement. Eien Maning, National Re- Agent, non-compliance in advance of the inspection contracts to BSF.”
Ong’s murder and declared Balagot, citing Article 7 source Management Focal with the requirement of and acceptance, the respon- Misconduct is a trans-
them guilty as well. The of the Revised Penal Code, Person and Municipal Plan- posting the invitations dents, in the performance gression of some established
former policemen would all said that when someone ning Officer Ludivina Sala- to bid in the Philippine of their official duties, will- and definite rule of action,
suffer the penalty of reclu- induced another to commit a zar, and Inspection Officer Government Electronic fully intended to violate more particularly, unlawful
sion perpetua or lifetime im- crime, that someone has also Pilar Locop. Procurement System, and the law or to disregard behavior or gross negligence
prisonment, the court said. directly participated in it. Investigation found that non-imposition of war- established rules,” stated by a public officer. The
The court’s promulga- Mamburam, in several in 2014, the municipality ranty security prescribed the Ombudsman Decision. misconduct is grave if it in-
tion over Criminal Case of his testimonies, has de- received a P5 million grant under the Government The Decision added volves any of the additional
Number 483-2006 was nied knowledge of Camus, from the Department of Procurement Reform Act that “the payments to BSF elements of corruption, will-
penned by Judge Arvin Gabais, and Silonga and Agriculture under the Sus- (RA 9184). The COA also would not have been possi- ful intent to violate the law
Sadiri Balagot of the Re- the plan to kill Ong. (min- tainable Income Generating found that respondents ble if not the concerted acts or to disregard established
gional Trial Court Branch danews) Activity, a sub-project of paid BSF as early as Jan- of respondent Encallado rules. (ombudsman)

Search for talented househelp set


ZAMBOANGA City — known as the “Domestic as manicure, pedicure,
The Department of Labor Workers Act” or “Batas haircut and massage. And
and Employment-Regional Kasambahay.” as a highlight, we will con-
Coordinating Committee is Domingo said RA duct the search featuring
hosting the first-ever Search 10361 is a landmark law talented and hard-working
for Miss KasamBeshie 2018 that covers protection Kasambahays,” she said.
in this city. and welfare of domestic The grand winner of the
DOLE Regional Direc- workers and strengthens pageant will bring home
24cotabcandidates
tor Ofelia Domingo said respect, protection and P15,000 in cash and oth-
the pageant will be held promotion of the rights er gift packs from event
on May 5 at the East Wing and welfare of domestic sponsors.
Activity Center of KCC workers. The search is open to
Mall as one of the activities “We also want to give a all talented Kasambahays
for the month-long Labor time off for our Kasamba- who are 18 years old and
Day celebration. hays through the different older and works here in
Domingo said the search activities lined up on May Region 9.
for Miss KasamBeshie 5 which we dubbed as She said the application
2018 is aimed to drum up Kasambahay Day such as forms are available at the NEGATIVE TO DRUG USE. Candidates for the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataang elections in
Cotabato City wave their drug test results before City Mayor Cynthia Sayadi last week. The City Anti-Drug
more awareness on Repub- games, skills demonstra- DOLE Regional and Field Abuse Council, which exercises no jurisdiction over elections, has obliged candidates to present a negative
lic Act 10361 otherwise tion, and free services such Offices. (pna) drug test even if there’s no law that requires it. MindaNews photo by Ferdinandh B. Cabrera

Socot women groups get Cotabato Davao city to deploy buses to


P2.9-m in livelihood aid yields 42 improve public transport service
GENERAL SANTOS City — The provincial government
of South Cotabato released an additional P2.9 million
loose guns DAVAO City — Air-con- suggesting that the current He said they would
in livelihood grants to nine community-based women COTABATO City — ditioned buses will be de- public transport service is utilize the result of JI-
groups under the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran This city has become the ployed initially this year “lacking and there’s a need CA’s study on public
(SEA-K) program. second local government ahead of the full imple- to add additional public transport because it is
Romel Salanio, provincial SEA-K coordinator, said the in the Soccsksargen re- mentation of the High transport in the area.” costly to conduct another
beneficiaries comprised the women groups that qualified gion to respond positive- Priority Bus System by He said Mayor Sara survey and would delay
for the grants under the program’s first and second levels. ly to President Rodrigo 2021 to improve the public Duterte wants to hasten the the deployment of buses
He said five groups received seed funds for new live- Duterte’s call for the sur- transport services in Davao deployment of bus service to provide comfort to the
lihood ventures while four others availed of additional render of loose firearms. City, Davao City Planning to give the passengers a commuters.
funding after reaching the second level. Only recently, the and Development Office comfortable ride, so that The JICA’s traffic
The new beneficiaries are the Purok Santos-SEA-K of town of Carmen in North head Ivan Cortez said. they would no longer have study, Cortez said, would
Barangay Zone 3 and STBA SEA-K Association (SKA) Cotabato province turned Cortez said buses to suffer from the long identify how many fleets
of Barangay General Paulino Santos in Koronadal City; in 102 firearms to be- would give reinforce- waiting time either during are needed to cater to the
Hope SKA of Barangay San Isidro in Sto. Niño; Corner come the first local gov- ment to the public utility the heat or heavy rain. current demand, he said.
Stone SKA of Barangay Pula Bato in Tampakan; and, ernment in the region jeepneys (PUJs), which are Cortez said the num- He noted that the city
Barangay Lopez Jaena SKA of Barangay Lopez Jaena, to respond to the gov- not enough to accommo- ber of buses that would government wants the
Norala. ernment’s “Balik-Baril” date the growing number be deployed would have “right amount of bus ser-
The four groups that reached the second level are program. of commuters in the city. to be determined as they vice,” explaining an exces-
the Lady Brigade SKA of Barangay Zone 3 and Red A total of 42 assorted He added that several have yet to receive a copy sive number of buses might
Lady of Barangay Magsaysay in Koronadal City, Lunen high-powered guns were passengers would find it of the study conducted by not be sustainable on the
SKA of Barangay Lunen in Tupi and Naranyag SKA handed over by local difficult to get a ride while the Japanese Internation- part of the bus operators.
in Tantangan. officials, led by Mayor some of them would have al Cooperation Agency “We want people to get
Salanio said the newly-enrolled groups received a total Cynthia Guiani Sayadi, to wait for an hour only to (JICA) on the city’s public a feel of how it is to really
loan grant of P1.33 million, with an approved capitaliza- to the Army’s 6th Infan- squeeze themselves inside transport system by first utilize the bus already,”
tion of P10,000 per individual member. (pna) try Division. (pna) PUJs during peak hours, week of May 2018. Cortez said. (mindanews)
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Editor: Herbie Gomez
6
Expected and shocking results Bridge over
IN the latest NBA play-off series, there
were of course expected results as in the
of Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker with
only the reliable LaMarcus Aldridge
murky water
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berwolves with the vices of the injured Curry. Score, 4-0 for Kim Jong Un is hum-
Founded by ERNESTO G. CHU
President Emeritus Trio of the Rocket’s the Warriors. ble enough to finally
James Harden, Chris Of course the Portland Blazers quit on his nuclear
EDITORIAL Paul and Trevor Ariza cannot match the firepower of the New wishful thinking?
Herbie Gomez, Editor in Chief Cesar Gorillo against the top guns Orleans Pelicans led by no less than the After seeing Kim
Cong Corrales, Associate Editor of the Timberwolves unstoppable Anthony Davis manning and South Korea
Ben Balce, Deskman Karl-Anthony Towns, Derrick Rose, Taj the offenses as against the sole lead of President Moon
Catherine Chu,RN, Lifestyle Editor
Gibson and Jeff Teague. The main factor Damian Lillard of the Blazers. Score: Jae-in holding hands Netnet
ADMINISTRATION is the unguardability of Harden who can 4-0 for the Pelicans. They will face the and hugging each other, Camomot
shoot the three points as an ordinary job Golden State Warriors in their next out- here’s the Pinoy’s dream-
Guadalupe Jimenez Chu, President
Alfonso Y. Lim, Vice President for Production
at any distance and in any area of the ing and your guess is as good as mine. on out-of-this-world hallucination: Wish
Gladys Elaine J. Chu,Vice President for Marketing court. There were many times when the In the Oklahoma Thunder versus the ko lang Vice President Leni Robredo
James Go, Vice President for Circulation Timberwolves could have the victory Utah Jazz, it would seem that the OKC and vice presidentiable Bongbong
Catherine Chu,RN, Administrative Director
Lissa Rosalynn C. Lagura, Finance Officer
but James Harden simply waits for the had a very easy assignment with its pow- Marcos will also adopt peace as their
Ruchelle Bangis, General Manager third quarter to unleash his furies of erhouse of superstars Russel Westbrook, mantra.
Flordelis Paler, Circulation and Advertising three-pointers and whatever edge the Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. My most favorite mantra, though, in
Atty. Melanie Mae C. Cabanlas, Legal Counsel
Timberwolves have is immediately But the Jazz has in its roster an equally case you want to know—haha!—is this:
Registered with the Securities and Exchange smothered. Score, 4-1 for the Rockets. fearless five like Jae Crowder, Donovan “It is only with the heart that one can see
Commission (CS201028440) on June. 23, As expected, the Golden State Mitchell (a rookie) Rudy Gobert, Joe rightly; what is essential is invisible to
2010. Entered as second class mail matter at
the Postal Service Office-Region 10, October
Warriors versus the San Antonio Spurs Ingles and Ricky Rubio. In Game 5 at the eye.”
1989 and Region 11 with Permit no. PR-XI even without Steph Curry is a sure win the game score of 3-1 in favor of the If only we could see the invisible
96-08 on Dec. 12, 1996. Extension Offices for the Warriors. With the aging fleet See GORILLO/p.11 part of the two Koreas’ ultimate aim
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The morbid symptoms


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Mindanews will morph into “Korea.” Wow. That
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/ 0932-619-9703 / 0905-121-4868. email: LET me talk now about the morbid evidence. Policemen who kill a suspect There was no bridge at the Demil-
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The views expressed in our editorial pages
First, the bedrock principles of the ranted the death. Otherwise, as the Su- leaders met, but you could almost see
do not necessarily reflect the stand, individual or rule of law and due process have been preme Court itself has said, one can only the invisible bridge there only a week
collective, of this paper’s publishers, editors, man- eroded, some would say they have
agers, and staff members. These are the authors’ conclude that there is in fact an illegal ago, a few days before their meeting. It
opinions in the huge marketplace of ideas where become irrelevant. I would not mince campaign of state-sponsored killings. was the “bridge” that no one would dare
readers are free to agree or disagree with, accept any words in describing the extrajudicial
or reject, or use in formulating informed decisions. The Supreme Court itself, while so cross then, although a few North Kore-
killings that have characterized the war far doing the right thing on the cases ans did manage to escape to the South
BUREAUS / AGENCIES
against drugs as crimes against humanity in the war against drugs, has not been after surviving through the heavily
BETH DELA CRUZ - 0917-714-3761, 0922-884-8796, and properly the subject of the Inter- spared and sadly has not spared itself guarded zone.
METRO MANILA
RALPH FRANCISCO - 0917-704-4623,
national Criminal Court if we cannot form undermining its own credibility.. The bridge that did prove to be fatal,
METRO MANILA stop it through our domestic efforts and We must pay attention to the Sereno though, was not in Korea but in Zambo-
ADRIAN LEE - 032-262 5474, 032-262 4557,
CEBU CITY
processes. quo warranto case – the likely impact of anga City where a wooden footbridge
AMOR BARLISAN - 0906-275-2936, This brings me to my second symp- a decision granting the petition on con- collapsed together with Zamboanga
CAGAYAN DE ORO tom, that today our institutions are under stitutional rule, on the judiciary itself, Mayor Beng Climaco, Zamboanga City
EDGAR DICHOS - 0916-168-0049,
CAGAYAN DE ORO attack and at serious risk of being ren- and on the teaching of constitutional Congressman Celso Lobregat, Negros
STEVE BRIAN N. PARBA- 0906-348-7018, 0906-6752-038 dered helpless before pressures it cannot law in our country. In my view, even if Occidental Congressman Albee Beni-
CAGAYAN DE ORO
BING TENORIO - 0917-793-3999,
withstand. How can we stop the crimes the Court states that their decision on tez and National Housing Authority
BUKIDNON against humanity happening around the quo warranto does not create prec- officials. The immediate reaction of the
AICKA TENORIO - 092O-2115-114, us if killings related to the war against edent, it will in fact radically overturn madlang pehpohl was a teeny weeny
VALENCIA
TERRY BANGAL - 0922 -3156-008, drugs, in particular the nanlaban inci- our constitutional system not just of bit below shock and awe, with netizens
DANGCAGAN, BUKIDNON dents, are justified by the presumption accountability but also of constitutional calling it karma, and a news anchor of
LALAINE SUDARIA - 0926-354-3702,
MALAYBALAY
of regularity? It is alarming to me that interpretation. its live coverage somehow stuck with
GLENN L. UY - 0917-112-6041, the Philippine National Police asserted The other branches of government, this word: “Hala!”
MALAYBALAY this, through the Solicitor General, in the and especially the Senate, should be “Hala” indeed.
EFREN CELOCIA - 0975-640-8038,
LIBONA, BUKIDNON ongoing Tokhang case. When someone alarmed if the Supreme Court took Government officials were there to
DANILO MANIT - 0935-226-1566, dies in a police operation, when thou- for itself the role of removing one of inspect the housing project for the Zam-
TALAKAG, BUKIDNON
EVIE TIPON - 0905-888-1999,
sands die, because of the war against See LA VIÑA/p.11 boanga siege survivors who have been
MARAMAG, BUKIDNON complaining about the houses’ substan-

Seniors, smile or run


OSCAR LEDESMA - 0916-910-0019,
MANOLO. FORTICH, BUKIDNON
dard materials. Thus, the inspection. You
EVELYN CASANILLO, 0916-834-6159, know, to see is to believe.
POBLACION MALITBOG, BUKIDNON
NORA SORIÑO - 0919-796-9292,
The officials were on top of a par-
ILIGAN I HAVE written about the privileges the seniors often converge in limited ticular part of the footbridge when it
HENRY SALAZAR - 0926-014-2978,
extended to senior citizens in previous number of lanes such that queueing in collapsed. Mayor Climaco was inter-
GEN. SANTOS
priority lanes often times also inconve- viewed right after while still drenched
ELDIE AGUIRRE - 0919-285-7530,
Hapsay na bai! columns. There were with what was obviously murky water,
DIGOS negative and positive nience the seniors. The term “senior” is
EDGAR CATANE - 0909-701-3523,
OROQUIETA incidents and most of used here to include pregnant women, and she said that while walking across
BREN MASANGCAY - 0920-549-5712, my observations were differently-able persons, and those who the bridge, they were already discussing
PAGADIAN
on the compliance are similarly situated. that it should level up to the concrete
AVEL GALORIO - 0908-7398-848,
BAYUGAN, AGUSAN DEL SUR with the priority lane Cepalco has at least two priori- kind. Well, what else could she say?
MARIE IVY AYENSA SABELO - 0917-962-0246, requirement. ty lanes for seniors. When the queue Good thing the water level was thigh-
GINGOOG
LEMIE LEGARTE - 0915-637-1644, Lest I be accused gets longer, another teller’s counter is deep, otherwise…
GINGOOG of merely finding opened. That makes the queueing more While still in the water, there’s this
NONOY LERIO - 0950-277-7917,
Egay Uy faults, there are also convenient and the services extended guy removing a dark object from the
SURIGAO CITY
FLOR DEGUINION - 0918-708-2225, business establishments that faster. mayor’s hair, and I don’t want to find
TANDAG, SURIGAO DEL SUR perform more efficiently than the others The same is true at the COWD, al- out what it was.
ROSE MUÑEZA - 0910-537-5103,
SULTAN KUDARAT and I felt obligated to write about them, though I have noted in my monthly visit President Rody Duterte called Bo-
BASIR ALIPOLO - 0936-306-4043, 0930-523-4232 based on my personal experiences. Let to Corrales Avenue that at most only two racay as a cesspool. The murky water
MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO
SALVADOR G. HIMULATAN- 0929-798-3600, me just mention those that I can recall counters were opened. There was even in the Zamboanga housing project,
KIDAPAWAN off the shoulder so you have to excuse one time that had I queued in the regular however, has definitely leveled up the
TENG DATU - 0910-4033-386, 0926-3370-937
me if my memory fails me. lanes, I would have been served much meaning of a cesspool. I’m now waiting
COTABATO CITY/
KABACAN, NORTH COTABATO For utilities such as water, power ahead. for the president to also close that area
TOTOY MUÑOZ - 0975-418-2734, and telecommunications, almost all To avoid these queues, I now pay not only for six months but forever and
ZAMBOANGA CITY
JUN LAZO - 0947-712-3696, offices of these companies have their my electric and water bills at SM City ever. People should not be allowed to
BALINGASAG, MISOR own priority lanes. The problem is that See UY/p.11 See CAMOMOT/p.11
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Editor: Herbie Gomez
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

How our freedom should be


WE often ask these questions. reason, without any pressure. to us. But again he did it just be responsible for our salva- freedom as shown by God is
How should our freedom be? We can say that he did all those the same. tion. not easy to learn. But we have
What law governs it? Where At the Core wonderful things for us And even if we spoiled his He is willing to assume all to reassure ourselves that God
can we find a model or because he just wants original design for us by falling our sins without committing sin. actually has also given us all the
pattern for it? to. In our local lingo, into sin, by going against his He offers us boundless mercy graces and means for us to learn
Many people, of he did them because will which can only be good for the taking. He did all these and live it. We just have to be
course, have their own “trip ko lang!” for us, he did not leave us and, completely freely, completely humble enough to defer to this
ideas of freedom. But if What he did and instead, promised to redeem us. gratuitously. He actually gains kind of freedom, the only true
we really want to know continues to do to He would have lost nothing nor nothing, but we gain everything freedom, rather than subscrib-
what it is, where it can be us can only be char- gained anything if he would if we follow him in living that ing to our own ideas of it.
found, how it should be acterized as being have just allowed us to get lost. kind of freedom. This is the freedom of the
exercised, etc., we have Fr. Roy completely free. It was But, no, he preferred to save We need to process these children of God, not the free-
nothing to do other than to Cimagala pure grace, unadulter- us. considerations of freedom dom of the children of the
look at God who is the source ated gratuitousness. There was no necessity slowly so as to reflect them lit- world.
and end of freedom—and That in the end is what freedom for him to send his son who tle by little in our lives. It will This is the freedom that
God in relation to us. Without is all about. became man to redeem us. But take time and a lot of effort to leads us to the truth and to our
referring to God, our idea of He created us freely. There he did it—completely freely. imbibe this kind of freedom eternal destination and heaven.
freedom can be anything but was no necessity on his part The son, Christ, did not have which can only be the genuine It knows how to cope with all
the right one. to create us. But he did it just to offer his life on the cross to one. Outside of this, our idea the situations of our earthly life.
And what can we see in God the same. He endowed us with save us. There are many other of freedom can never be right. It does not give us false hopes
with respect to freedom? The the best things, such that we ways to do that. But he chose It can have some aspects of nor lead us to fantasies.
direct answer is that God did became his image and likeness, it freely because it was the best freedom, but not the whole,
everything for us complete- adopted children of his. There way to save us, respecting our true one. E-mail: roycimagala@gmail.
ly free, without any special was no need for him to do that human nature that needs also to We cannot deny that this com

Sadness, confidence
SADNESS and confidence. The truth was that, when would then be brought by Jesus only on that despedida that she pray, as we indeed prayed and
These were the twin emotions Daddy, Mommy, and Ariel were to Paradise in eternal life. rose to ask a question, in the accepted, and gave our faith to,
that came to me and all still alive, we were all The reason for this confi- presence of our relatives who Jesus, as our God and Savior,
my siblings as a united in love and under- dence arises from something were there, too: “How can one and as God the Father, Son, and
consequence of the standing, although just like that happened which we believe become a child of God?” Holy Spirit.
demise on April 18, any other Filipino family was God’s own will for her. Now, after we have interred I am certain this happened
2018, of our 84-year- whose members enter- This was the fact that, 24 hours her remains on April 21, 2018, I because that was the will of
old mother, Mrs. Sal- tained their own thoughts, before she was hit by a mas- saw that this question of Mom- God for her. God willed that
vacion Haber Lazo beliefs, and perceptions sive brain stroke on April 15, my turned out to be life-chang- Mommy would become, as she
Mauricio, two years about many things in 2018, Mommy was among the ing for her. I knew, deep in my indeed became, a child of God,
from the time our Batas life, we’ve had our regular people who went to law office heart, that after she listened to because in her lifetime, she
father, Mr. Melanio Mauricio differences and spats which, in Diliman, Quezon City, to my explanation--that a person performed fully her faith as a
Pauco Mauricio Sr., nevertheless, lasted only participate in a despedida (or becomes a child of God after Christian--by being a good and
and our brother Ariel, both died temporarily. farewell) party for one cousin accepting and having faith in loyal wife, a model and selfless
in 2016. But that feeling of sadness of mine who was going back to Jesus as God and Savior, and as mother, and a servant of the
My siblings, Philip, Leny, notwithstanding, we felt some Canada. God the Father, Son, and Holy God in the church where she
and Marisa, and I, as well as degree of confidence after In that despedida party on Spirit--Mommy became a child belonged to, and, in general, as
our respective families and Mommy died. We are of the April 14, 2018, discussions of God herself. a human being who loved God
other relatives, became very sad belief that whatever sins she were held, yet another time, This happened because and her fellowmen.
by Mommy’s death, because may have committed have been about who are the children of after hearing my explanation, Thank God in the Name of
we know we will be missing forgiven, her soul had been God. Mommy have had pre- I invited Mommy and all those Jesus, Amen!
her terribly, in much the same cleansed, and that she would vious occasions to listen to present during the despedida
way that we have been missing be among those who will meet me discuss this matter before (which turned out to be her E-mail: batasmauricio@
Daddy and Ariel. Jesus in the clouds, and who that Saturday event, but it was own farewell party, as well) to yahoo.com

I am a Muslim human rights worker, not a terrorist


By JEROME ALADDIN SUCCOR ABA detention and deportation. I believe my involvement in of Marawi left 1,000 Maran- And so I say:
Suara Bangsamoro
I suffered heartless and dehu- human rights work in the Phil- ao-Muslims dead while continu- I am Jerome Succor Aba.
I THANK Allah SWT, the manizing abuses from interroga- ippines is the main reason I was ing airstrikes on the whole island I am a Muslim human rights
Almighty for giving me the tors of the Custom and Border deported. With Trump’s admin- have driven 500,000 Moros, worker from Mindanao, not a
strength and courage to survive Protection and the US Homeland istration thriving in misinforma- Lumad and peasants out of their terrorist.
the grueling 28 hours of torture. Security. They detained me tion and falsehood, there is no villages for safety. Ridiculous US border officials tortured
Alhamdullilah! Allahu Akbar! for 28 hours, hurled malicious place for me shedding light on trumped-up charges have also me. They violated my basic
Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! I accusations at me, deprived me the US’ hand in the destruction been filed against 406 peasants human rights recognized and
send my deep gratitude for the of access to a lawyer and contact of Marawi and the ongoing “war and Lumad. protected by the Universal Dec-
untiring protest actions mount- with family and friends. on terror” against my Moro and These brazen attacks against laration of Human Rights and
ed by friends and organizations The horror did not end there. Lumad brothers in Mindanao. the people and their rights were the International Covenant on
from all over the USA- from They ordered me to strip naked This US “war on terror” led to executed to protect the interests Civil and Political Rights.
Portland to New York City. with an industrial fan blasting at the killings of civilians, forced of big US corporations. The I demand justice! Justice
Your quick response to my sit- me. They deprived me of food evacuation due to aerial bomb- Duterte government has opened for Marawi victims! End Mar-
uation, such as the rally at San for hours and later served me ings in communities, and has vast lands of Mindanao, includ- tial Law in Mindanao! Stop
Francisco Airport and call bar- pork despite knowing that it is reinforced Islamophobia. ing the territories of the Bang- the US “War on Terror”! Stop
rage, has helped tremendously an affront to my religion. They This is the truth the US gov- samoro and ancestral domains Islamophobia! Muslims are not
in my release from the cruel threatened to kill me. Twice, ernment wants to hide from the of the indigenous people, to terrorists! The US Imperialist is
clutches of the CBP and Home- they left me alone in a room American people and the whole exploitation and plunder by com- the No. 1 terrorist!
land Security. I also send my with a gun and a grenade. They world. panies such as Dole, Unifruitti,
highest regards to colleagues made me sign blank papers de- This concealment and twist- and Del Monte. (Jerome Aladdin Succor
who rushed to my aid upon my nying the torture happened. ing of the truth is something we Now, about a million hect- Aba, 25, national chair of Suara
return to Manila. I invoked my human rights are familiar with as Filipinos. ares are encroached upon and Bangsamoro [Voice of the Moro
I (went) to the US for a many times but they refused Here in our country, the human operated by mining businesses People] and co-chair of San-
speaking tour on the human to acknowledge them, saying, rights crisis is brashly dismissed and 500,000 hectares by planta- dugo Movement of Moro and
rights situation of our Moro “You have no rights. You are not by the government. Our own tions. On top of this, a million Indigenous Peoples for Self-De-
brothers and sisters in the Phil- entitled to a lawyer. We are the president attacks human rights hectares are reserved for the termination, flew to the US on
ippines upon invitation by local law here.” defenders, shamelessly accusing expansion of oil palm planta- April 17, 2018 for a speaking
US churches. The US Embassy That 28-hour ordeal contin- them of supporting drug lords or tions by 2020. tour on invitation of US church
in the Philippines granted me ues to send me chills even now labeling them as terrorists. We will not sit on the side- groups. He was deported after a
a 10-year multiple entry visa, in Manila. Just this morning, I But the truth must and will be lines and witness our people suf- 28-hour interrogation at the San
certifying that my entry to the woke up gasping for air as I was known. Duterte’s martial law in fer from worsening environmen- Francisco airport. He recounted
US is legal and sanctioned by haunted by vivid images of my Mindanao resulted in the extra- tal destruction, displacement, in a press conference in Manila
the authorities. interrogators in my dreams. judicial killings of 130 Moro, and poverty. Neither will we be on April 21 the psychological
Never did I imagine that this I did not deserve that kind of Lumad, and peasants. The mili- silenced when we are attacked and physical torture that he suf-
trip would end with my torture, treatment. No one does. tary airstrike in the Islamic City and abused. fered there. -Mindanews)
Money Matters
Gold Star Daily

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


Editor: Ben Balce
9
Oro Council
okays new Davao Region posts BDO hikes 5.5-year term
certificates of deposit offer
investment
code of 2018 double digit growth SY-LED BDO Unibank Inc.
(BDO) has raised to P8.2 billion
from an earlier P5 billion, the
offering of its 5.5 years Long-
reached P12.3 billion or more
than twice the original offer.
Due to the high demand for
the LTNCD, which has an annu-
CAGAYAN de Oro City has a DAVAO Region achieved a Term Negotiable Certificates of al interest rate of 4.375 percent,
new Local Investment Incentive milestone double-digit economic Deposit (LTNCD) on the back of the bank also cut the offer period
Code. growth of 10.9 percent in 2017, strong demand. by two days to April 26. BDO
Through Ordinance No. the highest in the history of the In a disclosure with the Philip- will issue on May 7 the debt in-
13418-2018, the City Council region, owing to the stellar per- pine Stock Exchange (PSE) Fri- strument which will mature on
during its regular session en- formance in the industry and ser- day, the bank said subscriptions November 7, 2023. (Pna)
acted the 2018 investment code,
More credit assessment
vice sectors.
which defines the scope of in- Rosendo Aya-ay, chief spe-
centives that the city may grant cialist of the Philippines Statistics

upgrades in store for PH


in its effort to attract investments Authority (PSA) 11, said during
to the city consistent with its the presentation of the 2017 Re-
policy to promote and support port on the Regional Economy
micro-small and medium enter- of the Davao Region at the Apo AN economist of ING Bank Ma- The economist noted that
prises (MSME’s). View Hotel Davao Thursday that nila forecasts further upgrades by amid the recent upticks in do-
The ordinance was authored the region’s growth surpassed its Standard & Poor’s (S&P) of its mestic inflation because of the
by Councilor George S. Gok- 9.5-percent growth in 2016 and credit rating on the Philippines af- impact of higher excise taxes on
ing, with Vice Mayor Uy, Coun- was the second fastest among the ter Thursday night’s outlook revi- fuel and the newly-introduced
cilor Ian Mark Q. Nacaya as co- country’s 17 regions and the fast- sion from “Stable” to “Positive.” excise tax on sugar-sweetened
authors. est in Mindanao. The debt rater’s latest decision beverages, “the reform measure
The ordinance is in line with Aya-ay said that the region’s on the Philippines was made on has enhanced revenues, allow-
the thrust of the city to create 2017 gross regional domestic back of sustained improvement ing the government to pursue ac-
business opportunities that can product was higher compared DAVAO Region map (Photo courtesy by google maP)
of the country’s external pay- celerated infrastructure spending
pave the way to an improved uti- with the national average of 6.7 He said the services sector ac- motorcycles, personal and house- ments position as well as institu- and enhanced fiscal stimulus.”
lization of local resources and de- percent. counted for the highest share in hold goods, at 8.8 percent from tional and fiscal profiles. To date, “A more solid execution of the
velop markets for local products The Cordillera Administrative Davao’s gross regional domestic 7.9 percent in 2016; transport, S&P gives the country’s long- infrastructure programme would
and ignite the ingenuity of entre- Region (CAR), identified as a product (GRDP) with 49.6 per- storage, and communication, 7.1 term sovereign rating an invest- be favourable,” he said, referring
preneurs and other stakeholders. predominantly industrial region, cent; industry, 39.2 percent; and percent from 6.3 percent; financial ment grade of ‘BBB’, as well as to the Duterte administration’s
Mayor Oscar Moreno said the posted the fastest growth rate at agriculture, hunting, forestry, and intermediation, 6.2 percent from the short-term sovereign credit of “Build, Build, Build” program,
new investment code updates 12.1 percent while Davao, com- fishing, 11.2 percent. 10.5 percent in 2016; real estate, at ‘A-2’. which is expected to spend at least
the Cagayan de Oro Invest- ing in second, was identified as Aya-ay explained that the renting, and business activities ING Bank Manila senior Php8 trillion on infrastructure un-
ment Incentives Code of 2002, a predominantly services-based industry grew by 19.1 percent, sustained its 6.8 percent growth in economist Joey Cuyegkeng, in til the end of the current adminis-
taking into account the current region, he said. owing to the improving perfor- 2017; public administration and a research note issued on April tration’s term in mid-2022.
economic outlook of the city The third fastest growing re- mance of construction, which defense, and 5.6 percent from 5 27, 2018, said S&P’s revision Cuyegkeng said reforms in-
vis-a-vis the country and the gion was Central Luzon at 9.3 accelerated to 38.2 percent in percent in 2016. of its outlook on the domestic stituted by the Bangko Sentral
world and the city’s vision and percent; Western Visayas, 8.4 2017 from 24 percent in 2016; National Economic Develop- economy “recognises a more ng Pilipinas (BSP) “also cut in-
mission. percent; Soccsksargen, 8.2 per- manufacturing, 11.4 percent ment Authority (NEDA) 11 Di- important development; that the termediation costs and enhance
The investment code provides cent; Autonomous Region in from 11.3 percent in 2016; min- rector Maria Lourdes Lim said monetary and fiscal policy envi- financial stability. We believe
the guidelines and criteria for the Muslim Mindanao, 7.3 percent; ing and quarrying, 18.2 percent she hopes the region to continue ronment has improved. Financial that the continued pursuit of
identification of Investment Pri- Cagayan Valley, 7.2 percent; from 15.7 percent in 2016. But its economic growth. and fiscal reforms are positive such reforms would be success-
ority Areas (IPAs) that can avail CALABARZON, 6.7 percent; electricity, gas and water supply “This is the sixth consecutive strides toward a higher growth ful and avoid downside risks to
of incentives from the city. MIMAROPA, 6.2 percent; Na- decelerated to 3.8 percent from year that the Davao Region sur- path and a more sustainable fis- the country’s credit rating,” he
Business to be considered un- tional Capital Region, 7.4 per- 43.5 percent in 2016. passed our growth targets…. The cal sector,” he said. added. (Pna)
der the IPA are those with sig- cent; Northern Mindanao, 5.9 He said services grew by 7.3 economic performance for the
nificant potential contributions
to the growth of priority indus-
percent; Ilocos Region, 5.8 per-
cent; Bicol and Central Visayas
percent in 2017, slower than the 8
percent growth in 2016 while all
past six years is a manifestation
that Davao Region has indeed Future-proofing Filipino
workforce with tech skills
try clusters or to a vital industry both obtained 5.1 percent; of its subsectors contributed posi- sustained the momentum to-
that has a positive impact in the CARAGA, 4.3 percent; and tively to the region’s growth, with wards the achievement of rapid
city. (CLi) Eastern Visayas, 1.8 percent. trade and repair of motor vehicles, growth,” she said.(Mindanews)

Bank exec urges PH workforce to


LOCAL real estate firm Artha- projects.
Land Corporation has partnered “First of all we’re integrating
with global game development their technology in our projects
company Unity Technologies to in a way of 3D visualization

prepare for blockchain technology


open Creator Center of Excel- and virtual reality for our devel-
lence in the country that aims to opments. And we’re currently
equip Filipinos with technologi- working with an international
cal skills. developer on launching our first
The first Creator Center of VR experience first in Cebu Ex-
FILIPINOS are urged to de- President and Chief Executive UnionBank has already He mentioned that Union-
Excellence facility is located at change Tower,” Po said in inter-
velop skills on blockchain pro- Officer Edwin Bautista told re- adapted blockchain technology Bank is also working with rural
the ArthaLand Century Pacific view Friday.
gramming, as the skill set for porters that the country has to to its internal system as it em- banks to use blockchain tech-
Tower in Bonifacio Global City. Po added that aside from inte-
this technology is seen to be in prepare its workforce to meet barks on its digital transforma- nology in its system.
With the Creator Center of grating Unity’s tech expertise in
demand in the coming years, a the demand of this emerging tion journey. The executive noted that the
Excellence, Unity will be giving its business, the company aims
local bank’s executive said. technology. “We have to develop our blockchain platform is also a
a six-month Professional De- to share new technological skills
Blockchain is a digital ledger Bautista said blockchain blockchain programmers. We cost-saving initiative for Un-
veloper Program with speciali- to Filipinos particularly those in
with a large network of entities, technology is being used in need trainings for that, so we ionBank by making processes
zation in 2D, 3D, virtual real- the business process outsourc-
where data is stored in “blocks” other economies. However, it can provide good employment and transactions more efficient.
ity (VR), and augmented reality ing (BPO).
-- not in any single location -- is not yet widely recognized in to Filipinos,” Bautista said in Investing in blockchain tech-
(AR) production. “Business process outsourc-
that are continuously updated the Philippines. Filipino. nology is also cheaper than
ArthaLand treasurer and ex- ing is one of the pillars of the
and are secured using cryptog- Blockchain is commonly Bautista added that in Union- legacy technologies, he added.
ecutive vice president Leonardo economy and one of the driv-
raphy. associated with bitcoin, but it Bank’s 761 internal processes, For the last two years, Un-
Arthur Po said the partnership ers of the real estate industry. It
In a media roundtable dur- can be adapted by various in- there are many bank processes ionBank started its digital
with the tech firm is a key stra- is, however, being disrupted by
ing the bank’s two-day Tech- dustries like banks to accelerate that can be “blockchainized”, transformation technology as
tegic initiative as the company vast changing evolution of tech-
Up Expo concluded Friday, processes and make transac- such as fund transfer and open- it eyes to become the country’s
is embarking on integrating new nology,” the ArthaLand execu-
Union Bank of the Philippines tions safer. ing of accounts, among others. premier digital bank.(Pna)
technologies in its development tive noted. (Pna)

ATTITUDES OF STUDENTS IN LEARNING MATHEMATICS R.A. 9048 Form 10.1 (LCRO)


BY:MARISSA T. MONDIGO
English Teacher Republic of the Philippines
Old Damulog National High School Municipal Civil Registrar Office
Old Damulog, Damulog, Bukidnon Province of Misamis Oriental

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dealing with different problems especially different ways of its approach.
in learning mathematical lessons that
the sense of teaching varies according to
In formal education trainings and
post studies may lead into the magical
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Inflationary effect of expanded tax reform already factored in by BSP
ANALYSTS are not too worried tral ng Pilipinas (BSP) have said expected to settle down to 3 per- to the target range over the policy 3.7 percent next year (against con- beverages and tobacco products
about the uptick in prices that that inflation is expected to be el- cent next year. horizon by early 2019 with its 3 sensus of 3.5 percent),” he added. (15.9 percent) because of higher
would almost certainly follow the evated in the coming months but ING Bank Manila senior percent 2019 inflation outlook In the first quarter this year, “sin taxes” as well as food prices
second phase of government’s tax would start to go down in the third economist Joey Cuyegkeng, in from 2018 forecast of 3.9 per- inflation averaged at 3.8 percent, (5 percent) due to bad weather.
reform program amid jitters that quarter of the year, and will finally a research note, said ING Bank cent,” he said. higher than the 3 percent in the During practically the same pe-
it would push inflation past the 2 normalize around March 2019. economists “believe that modest “We are more pessimistic than previous quarter and 2.9 percent riod, non-alcoholic beverages
percent to 4 percent target for the To date, the central bank’s aver- second-round effects are already the consensus forecast with our in the first three months of 2017. rose 4.6 percent on account of the
2018-2019 period. age inflation projection for 2018 incorporated in BSP’s inflation 4.3 percent forecast (against con- The inflation spike was traced newly-introduced excise tax on
Officials of the Bangko Sen- remains at 3.9 percent while it is forecast. BSP forecasts a return sensus of 4 percent) this year and to the rise in prices of alcoholic sugar-sweetened beverages. (PNA)

BSP extends separate


single borrower’s limit
NCCC Mall Buhangin in
in infrastructure plans
BANGKO Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Asked whether the SBL of
Davao opens in July 2018
(BSP) policy-making Monetary these SPEs will also be 25 per- SEVEN months after fire de- Unlike its first mall, Padua mercial development on Sep- on the fourth floor, a “highly-
Board (MB) has approved a cent under the amended rule, stroyed its mall in Ma-a, the said NCCC Mall Buhangin will tember 24, 2016 on a nearly efficient airconditioning system
separate single borrower’s limit BSP Governor Nestor A. Es- management of the New City not have a BPO company as one-hectare property along Km. that generates more airflow but
(SBL) for special purpose enti- penilla Jr. answered in the af- Commercial Corporation tenant. 7, Tigatto Road, Barangay Bu- less noise, skylights that let in
ties (SPEs) that will take part firmative. “Yes, like a separate (NCCC) will open in July 2018 Padua said the new mall hangin. natural lighting and the use of
in the “Build, Build, Build” entity,” he said, adding that the its new mall in Buhangin, a pro- will have four cinemas, each “More than just a mall, volatile organic compound paint
program, in an apparent bid to new rule will take effect 15 days ject started in September 2016. sporting “the latest Dolby At- NCCC Mall Buhangin will pro- which is less toxic.”
lend financial support to govern- after the publication of the MB Thea Septann Padua, NCCC mos Sound Technology with a vide a social setting that makes Padua added the company
ment’s ambitious infrastucture decision. public relations manager, said 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos system and the whole development special has a plan to redevelop the mall
program. The statement explained that most of the tenants in the NCCC XPand 3D,” the first and only in beyond glass, mortar, steel and in Maa.
To date, banks and quasi- the Board’s decision “is prem- Mall Davao, the 14-year old Mindanao. stone – a place where people “Yes, we will redevelop it.
bank’s (QBs) have SBL of 25 ised on banks/QBs’ understand- four-story mall destroyed by fire It will have a centralized sys- can enjoy and conveniently do We’re still waiting for the report
percent of their networth. ing of risks of such exposures. on December 23, 2017, will be tem that allows management to what they want and need as part (from Interagency Anti-Arson
With the latest MB deci- It said loans to be extended to accommodated in the NCCC detect any emergency to prevent of their daily routine, make new Task Force) so we can start the
sion, SPEs are “given their own these specific entities “shall be Mall Buhangin, a four-story a repeat of the deadly fire, she memories and most importantly, demolition,” she said.
separate SBL in consideration subject to certain conditions to building that features state of said. spend quality time with their The task force, comprising
of the independence they usu- ensure effective risk monitor- the art technology, including a Slated to open last week of loved ones,” Padua said. representatives from the Depart-
ally enjoy under project finance ing and management” and these centralized system that will al- July 2018, the new mall is ex- This would have been the ment of Interior and Local Gov-
schemes,” the BSP said in a loans should be in line with the low management to detect any pected to generate around 1,500 homegrown company’s second ernment, BFP, National Bureau
statement Thursday. “Under government’s priority programs emergency to prevent a repeat to 2,000 jobs, Padua said.. in the city and fourth in the coun- of Investigation, Department of
these schemes, SPEs are ring- and projects. of a similar tragedy. She told MindaNews that the try after NCCC Mall Davao in Justice, and Criminal Investiga-
fenced by appropriate legal Standard prudential con- Thirty eight workers were company poured in almost P1 Ma-a district here, NCCC Mall tion and Detection Group 11,
structures, operational set up, trols like pledges of borrowers’ killed in the fire, 37 of them billion for this newest mall that Tagum, and NCCC Mall Puerto completed the report in March
and controls so that assets and shares, assignments of bor- from SSI (Survey Sampling In- will house 85 tenants, compris- Princesa. 2018.
cash flows of SPEs remain sep- rowers’ assets, revenues, cash ternational) business processing ing a mixture of high-end and Designed by architecture Padua said there is still no
arate from those of their spon- waterfall accounts and project outsourcing (BPO) firm and one local brands. firm Asya Design, NCCC Mall schedule of the demolition, as
sors, shareholders, and other documents must be ensured by mall employee who helped res- The company broke ground Buhangin will showcase an al they are still waiting for a copy of
related parties,” it said. the banks, it said. (PNA) cue trapped SSI workers. for this upscale retail and com- fresco garden area/roof deck the task force’s report. (MiNdANews)

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Gorillo officials of the country. Such
a decision could put the legiti-
a very big risk in this decision.
I will not second guess them
Uy number of visitors once it
resumes operations. Well, eas-
iation and Unity, were sup-
posed to have met for four
From page 6 From page 6
macy of the Court in question, on this main decision. ier said than done, eh? Since days -- April 16, 17, 18 and
Utah Jazz, the OKC had although I have to pay an 19 -- to vote on 362 proposed
whether it can be trusted to be However, I hope that in tourism is a money-making
been destined to oblivion extra P5 per bill paid. I do amendments to the working
the last word in interpreting implementing the decision machine, and the island’s
with a deficit of 24 points, not mind that extra charge draft but the meeting was
the law and the Constitution. the government would in business owners will have to
but Russel Westbrook rose because probably my waiting cut short on April 16 when
As an officer of the court and fact follow due process and recoup the losses incurred in
from his deep slumber and time in the main offices of the the committees on Muslim
as a constitutional law profes- respect the rights of all the the shutdown.
woke up like a possessed power and water companies Affairs and Peace, Recon-
sor, I would study closely the stakeholders - including their American poet and es-
robot and eliminated the are worth more than P10 total. ciliation and Unity voted for
quo warranto decision what- due process right to be con- sayist Emma Lazarus wrote
24-point deficit almost by And I pay my bills after office Sema’s omnibus motion.
ever it may be but I would be sulted and to participate in “The New Colossus,” the
himself before the start hours, too. The Committee on Local
hard pressed to defend it if on the decision-making process poem that’s on the base of
of the fourth quarter. At While there, I pay my Government, voted 9-1 against
its face the decision violated that will have major impacts the Statue of Liberty: “Give
3-2 in favor of Utah Jazz, Globe subscriptions in that Sema’s motion. But the mo-
the Constitution. It is also like- on their livelihoods and com- me your tired, your poor/Your tion was carried as two out
even gamblers in Las Vegas mall. The Globe procedure
ly that, when political winds munities. huddled masses yearning to of three committees voted for
will be beating millions of is for the senior to present his
change, there would be those Finally, a fourth morbid breathe free.” That’s what an it through hands raising. For
dollars whether OKC will senior ID to the guard who
who would seek accountabil- symptom of our times is the island is for, to welcome you Sema’s motion, the Committee
remain in contention or not. will in turn give it to the teller.
ity from everyone responsible. sad irony of our diversity, with all the tender loving care on Muslim Affairs voted 5-3
In the Eastern Confer- The latter then calls the senior
How did we even get which should be a source of it can provide. The rehabilitat- and the Peace Committee 6-4.
ence side, the other expect- after the she is done serving
here? The answer is obvious, strength, being weaponized ed Boracay should have that Lobregat is a member
ed results is the Philadel- the current customer. That’s
and that is the third morbid to intensify conflicts. Social laidback ambience, a place of the committees on Local
phia 76ers who will prevail good enough for me because I
symptom I want to point at media, designed with the where one can truly get away Government and Peace.
against the Miami Heat. don’t have to wait long so I get
today. In this country, politics good intention to connect and from it all. Sema refuted Lobregat’s
I never expected Miami to rest my feet that bring me
has completely overcome the bring us together, to make South Korea, by the way, claim of going “back to zero.”
Heat to put up a good fight to other “places of interest”
legal and we live in a world grassroots democracy come has Nami Island where the “It is not sane to amend all
with the 76ers because the inside the mall. the provisions of the BBL. It
where power is the sole ar- alive, has instead turned the 2002 Koreanovela “Winter
players of Miami Heats are Let’s go to the grocery is not back to zero. It is where
biter of what will prevail. internet into a battle ground Sonata” was filmed. Winter
aging led by tired and old stores and supermarkets in it should be. Two months of
Political will, as I said, is where fake news and hateful what? Oh, that was 16 years
Dwayne Wade as against malls. Rustan’s in Centrio has hearings and consultations
good but it should not justify views contest against and ago. Better visit Nami where
the fresh and talented team one priority lane. Gaisano can’t equal almost 20 years
disregard of the rules. I can sometimes prevail to the you can hopefully compose
of the 76ers composed of Supermarket in the GMall of struggle and efforts to pass
grant that in fact some rules detriment of the good and your own sonata.
Simmons, Embiid, Saric has at least two. Shopwise has a law acceptable to the parties
might be cumbersome and social peace.
and Ilyashova. Result: 4-1 one. Savemore outlets have that enter into the peace table,”
an obstacle to reforms. But In addressing fake news,
for the 76ers.
That leaves Toronto
the solution is not to violate defined as deliberate fabrica- one each. SM Uptown and Pass she said. “We just saved it
from dilution.”
the rules but to change them tion and dissemination of false Downtown have one each. From page 1
Raptors led by the unstop- Ororama has at least two, one The Joint Committees
with better, more practical facts, my overriding concern his reply.
pable Kyrle Lowry, DeMar in the new building extension have yet to hand over their
rules. One must remember is that we do not throw out Of the two houses of Con- report to the plenary.
de Rozan and Serge Iba- and at two in the old. Each of
that legal rules were crafted the baby with the dirty bath gress, however, it is the Senate It is not clear why Duterte
ka fighting with the gutsy Robinson’s in LKKS has one.
and adopted to guide all of us water. Fake news and their that has moved ahead in the likened the BBL to political
Washington Wizards led by Oftentimes, these priority
– the government, the private promoters would have won if deliberations as the Com- parties. “This BBL, it’s not
John Wall, Bradly Beal and lanes do not have long queues
sector, and citizens. When the we sacrifice in any significant mittee on Local Government claiming the Moroland ex-
Marcin Gortat vying for the so waiting for a senior’s turn
President and his cabinet, the way the great freedoms of had filed its substitute bill last clusively. It’s like Liberal or
quarterfinals in the Eastern will take only a few minutes.
Congress, and the Supreme speech and press. month and had in fact started National party, it will just be
Conference Their fight is Dili kaayo mosakit ang tiil sa
Court itself derogate from Freedom of speech, ex- interpellation before Congress the voice of the Moro so they
simply bloody with no clear sige tindug ug hulat.
them, even for what seems pression, and press are all adjourned on March 21 for a will be heard and we can ad-
results unless after the last Most fast-food chains recess until May 14. It will
to be valid reason, that is a necessities of a modern state. dress the problem.”
dying seconds. Present have one, except at least one resume interpellation when it
big signal to everyone who They come with risks though, Under the Comprehensive
score: 3-2 in favor of the at LKKS. This is the one I resumes sessions on May 15.
has economic, political, and of abuse and mis-use, but I Agreement on the Bangsam-
Raptors. And the way the reported in an earlier column. In the House, the Joint oro that government and the
military power behind them do not think there is a way
fight is being fought to its My suggestion therefore Committees on Local Gov- MILF signed on March 27,
to do the same. around that. This is not to say
bloody end, we will end up to senior citizens is: show ernment, on April 16 voted 2014, the BBL, when ratified,
Impunity was not invented though that we are helpless
with the Washington Wiz- your senior citizen ID to the to adopt the omnibus motion would pave the way for the
by the Duterte government against fake news. I think we
ards in the surviving end cashier if there are no priority filed by Maguindanao Repre- creation of a new autonomous
but what is different now is are in that moment for these
given their guts, tenacity lanes. If the younger person sentative and Deputy Speaker political entity - the Bangsam-
that acts usually considered as great freedoms, we need to
and plain warrior ferocity. (not senior) behind you com- for Mindanao Bai Sandra oro - that will replace the 28-
violative of due process, equal reaffirm them while creating
Same is true with Boston plains, you can turn around, Sema, to “retain as is” House year old Autonomous Region
protection, and other basic new norms to overcome the Bill 6475, the bill drafted by
vs. Milwaukee Bucks. At a and with a smile, politely tell in Muslim Mindanao (Armm).
principles of a rules-based fake news challenge. the Bangsamoro Transition
score of 3-3 with the Bucks him or her, “Manghinaut lang If ratified, the five-prov-
system is justified in the name In short, we are not help- Commission and sponsored
led by the hard to pronounce ko nga moabot ang panahon ince, two-city Armm, the core
of political will to solve our less before all these morbid by Alvarez and some 90 other of the proposed Bangsam-
Gianni Antetokunmpo and nga ma senior citizen ka kay
country’s problems. symptoms. We do not have to representatives. oro, is deemed abolished and
the Celtics without their ako segurado na man nga
That in my view is where accept as final the dethrone- The approval effectively the Bangsamoro Transition
superstar Kyrie Irving, it’s niabot sa senior nga edad.”
we are with the war against ment of the rule of law, the disregarded the working draft Authority appointed by the
anybody’s guess and the Just don’t forget to smile.
illegal drugs. The campaign, decline of our institutions, the which was a consolidation of President takes over until
games is simply too bloody Otherwise, you have to run
tried out in a few places like triumph of politics over law the four Bangsamoro bills the election of the first set of
The biggest question is fast, very fast.
Davao City and other nearby and ethics, and the promotion filed in the House, including officials.
will the Cleveland Cavaliers
areas, is based on wrong of falsehood. We can fight HB 6475 which Sema said “I will give everything,
survive against the Indiana (Lawyer Egay Uy is with
premises for a national solu- back and we must fight back. will now go direct to the including government lands.
Pacers in Game 6? In Game city hall’s price coordinating plenary.
tion. As the President himself (to be continued) You can plant rubber in the
5, the game was level at council and the Regulatory Of the four bills that had
admits, the problem of drugs mountains, (oil palm). I will
2-2 and could have nearly and Complaints Board.) earlier been consolidated --
is just as intense as when he (This is the second part of give it...,” Duterte said.
wiped out the Cavaliers led HB 0092 by Sema, 6121
took over and the defeat of the “Interregnum, Calling, and In the latter part of his
by King James from the by Pampanga Rep. and for-
face of the championship,
ones principally responsible
for illicit drugs in this country
Resurrection: What is at stake
today for young Mindanawon
Camomot mer President Gloria Ma-
speech, he reiterated he would
“proclaim the entire Mindan-
but this guy known as the From page 6
capagal-Arroyo, 6263 by ao, almost, as a land reform
is far from certain. Political Lawyers,” the commence-
greatest basketball player Lanao del Norte Rep. Mo- area... I will give the lands
will has killed thousands of ment address delivered by live there. Talk of “bridge over
on earth simply swiped the hamad Khalid Dimaporo, away,” he said.
poor people but it has not Professor Antonio Gabriel troubled water.” Eew.
sure lay-up of Oladipo and and the BTC-drafted, Al- Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos
solved the problem. In the M. La Viña at the Cor Jesus Other government hous-
in the next two seconds varez-and-company spon- Isagani Zarate said, “If he is
meantime, the rule of law has College Law School in Di- ing projects are also facing
made a miracle by throwing sored 6475 -- only the three serious, he should certify as
taken a big hit. gos City, Davao del Sur on the same challenges. In other bills have been posted in the
the ball from the three-point urgent HB 555 or the Gen-
That is also my view of 24 April 2018. La Viña is words, the Zamboanga case HOR’s website. HB 6475,
area and made three points uine Agrarian Reform Bill or
Boracay. As I wrote in my former dean and currently is not unique. So, be careful supposedly filed late Sep-
making the score 98-95 in GARB that is still pending in
Manila Standard column, I professor at Ateneo School of in crossing their bridges. tember 2017 but copies of the Committee on Agrarian
their favor. All faces of the
appreciate the political will Government, as well as Con- Dutertenomics’ “Build, HB 6474 and HB 6476 are Reform.
Pacers at the bench fell like
behind the decision to close stitutional Law professor of Build, Build” will be build- available online. “How can government
melting candles. Score 3-2
our number one tourist des- Xavier University, University ing bridges to connect some Zamboanga Rep. Celso place more lands in Min-
in Cavalier’s favor.
tination, I support the clo- of the Philippines College of Philippine islands, and we’re Lobregat has warned that in- danao under land reform
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sure, but with qualifications. Law, Polytechnic University guessing the Zamboanga stead of hastening the passage when there is no enabling
I appreciate the political will of the Philippines College of footbridge is now their new of the BBL, going back to the law as the (Comprehensive
La Viña behind this decision. President Law, De La Salle University model for “Huwag tularan.” BTC-drafted BBL as basis Agrarian Reform Program
From page 6 Duterte and the three lead cab- College of Law, San Beda Meanwhile, Boracay is for the plenary’s deliberations / Comprehensive Agrarian
its own, effectively substitut- inet members - Environment Graduate School of Law, now as serene and peaceful when sessions resume on May Reform Program Extension
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