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New NegOr PNP Chief Hopes to Adopt ‘Bohol Model’ in the Province

New NegOr PNP Chief Hopes to Adopt ‘Bohol Model’ in the Province.....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuSep 14th, 2017

Neri-Chaves Clan: A Tale of Southern Nobility

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, the crown jewel of Mindanao, is the country’s newest boom town, experiencing an accelerated level of modernization and real estate investments. Infrastructures such as hotels, malls and condominium towers are vigorously constructed one after the other to accommodate the influx of new residents and visitors to the city. Proof that, Cagayan de Oro as it is fondly called, had long since shed its small-town roots, to become the mega melting pot of pioneering entrepreneurs and upwardly mobile young professionals that it is today. Apart from the perks and comforts of living in a highly urbanized city, people who call Cagayan de Oro home also bask in its rich and colorful history that dates back to pre-colonial times. One clan in particular has been a prominent figure in the city’s enduring saga and cultural evolution. The Neri-Chaves family are descendants of a strong-willed Rajah whose resoluteness drove him to seek out dominions beyond his stronghold’s fertile terrains in Lanao province. The Malay prince, whose name was Samporna, or Sanskrit for ‘perfect’, decided to invade Cagayan or Kalambagohan as it was then known. Excerpts from the writings of the Neri-Chaves family historian, Filomeno M. Bautista, recounted how a potential bloody struggle was averted, when the then chief of Kalambagohan, Datu Bagani, sent his beautiful daughter guarded by his bravest warriors to meet Rajah Samporna. She was to initiate the conditional surrender, so that their people would not be enslaved by the invaders. It was told that the Rajah, captivated by Datu Bagani’s daughter, ended up marrying her. The prince also built a fortress around their village in Kalambagohan to protect them from other conquistadores. Rajah Samporna later succeeded the Datu as ruler of Cagayan. He also converted from Islam to Christianity to solidify his devotion to his wife’s religion, and in 1779 was baptized by a Spanish priest with a peculiarly Italian name, Neri. It ushered an era of peace in Mindanao, when Muslims lived harmoniously with Christians. The Neris intermarrying with the Chaveses of Cagayan was perhaps providential as it produced one of the most enduring clans in the country. Today, the Neri-Chaves clan is many thousand strong. Well-known lawyer and congressman Rufus Bautista Rodriguez attributes the successes enjoyed by many family members throughout many generations to the tireless pursuit of life’s true purpose. “We are hardworking people. We are also fortunate to have had many individuals in the family who continue to inspire us, like Vice President Emmanuel Neri Pelaez and Ambassador Felino Neri”, Rodriguez said, adding in jest, “At mga gwapo, gwapa pa!” Most if not all of Cagayan de Oro’s earliest leaders, from Governors to Mayors, were members of the Neri-Chaves family. Some became pioneers in other fields like business, education and the arts, from Chief Justice Marcelo Fernan to musicologist and concert pianist Vilma May Chaves Cataylo. The clan has had three grand reunions, first in 1985, then in 1993, and the most recent one took place in August 2016 where hundreds of family members came together from all over the world to rekindle family ties. Jessica Dingcong, who spearheaded the recent reunion held at the Chaves family-owned Chali Beach and Mallberry Suites in Cagayan de Oro City, wants to inspire the next generation to carry on the legacy of benevolence and integrity of their forebears. “We should be proud that we are very family oriented,’ Dingcong said. In attendance at the grand reunion were the Neri-Cheves clan’s many young professionals and millennials. Sixth generation Neri-Chaves and journalist Alessandra Marie Chaves Jalandoni, who carries her nickname Apples professionally, admits feeling the pressure of belonging to a family of achievers. “We have some pretty big shoes to fill, so we soldier on, and never give up,,” Jalandoni said, adding that, “We have always been taught to do the right thing, and not just what looks good on paper.” Jalandoni’s maternal grandfather Engineer Camilo Vamenta Chaves was a World War II veteran and subsequently Dean at the family-owned Liceo de Cagayan University. Her mother Alma Marie Chaves Jalandoni is a pioneer in garments manufacturing and export in the Philippines. Current Social Security Services Commissioner Pompee La Viña will head the next Neri-Chaves grand reunion in 2018. La Viña is the son of Lourdes Chaves Maestrado La Viña who was the first woman elected to the City Council in Cagayan de Oro. His younger brother is former Ateneo School of Government dean and climate change lead negotiator Tony La Viña. Commissioner La Viña hopes to welcome many more family members to their tight-knit Mindanaon clan. “It roots us in Mindanao, the blood of Mindanao is running through us,” he said. La Viña also ponders on how leadership is ingrained in the members of the clan. After all they are descendants of a warrior prince. But the word is also taking on a new meaning as the Neris and Chaveses usher Mindanao to its most vibrant era. “We will always be leaders, we are simply inclined to lead,” La Viña maintained, “but to lead as serving the people rather than ruling them.” (By J. C. Bautista) &'160; 121&'160;total views, 121&'160;views today.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

International referee Lopez is a stickler for game rules

He may be mild-mannered and soft-spoken, but international referee Jeff Lopez, 45, and a father of two, exudes authority when he officiates. Never one to change a call, the six-foot referee always stands firm in his decisions as chief arbiter of a game. What does he do when his calls get challenged? He throws the book at the complainants. “I usually resolve the complaints by sticking to the application of game rules,” said he, “and explain the contested call in a courteous, professional manner. Referees should stock on a lot of patience, and should not meet angry protests with an equally raised voice.” Lopez explained that as much as possible he refrains from giving a yellow card when the player or coach gets overboard. As far back as he can remember he has never expelled a player yet from the game. As he did in the defunct V League and Spikers’ Turf, the former Roosevelt College varsity player from Sto. Nino, Marikina, acts as assistant of chief referee Nestor Bello in the inaugural staging of the Premier Volleyball League, another big-time tournament organized by Sports Vision with Asics as official league partner and Mikasa as official game ball. Lopez represents a group of referees and line judges who are busy throughout the year officiating, to name a few, the UAAP, NCAA, Inter-collegiate, National Open, the Philippine National Games, Batang Pinoy, and the Palarong Pambansa. Lopez’ international stints include the Asian Men’s Club Championships held in Manila and Taiwan, and  Southeast Asia Games beach volleyball. His involvement in sports extends outside the court. He is simultaneously the sports development officer of Cainta as well as the head trainer of the DepEd and the province of Rizal’s volleyball development program. There’s no surprise there when Jeff Carl, his eight-year-old son, is following in his footsteps. “I am truly delighted that my son is starting to learn volleyball and seems to be enjoying it.” .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 16th, 2017

DA eyes South Korea agri model

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Agriculture (DA) is looking to adopt the farming model of South Korea in terms of organization of cooperatives to lib.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 12th, 2017

Local miners keen to adopt Canada model

MANILA, Philippines — As it reorganizes its ranks, the country’s mining industry is moving towards the adoption of Canadian practices which have been globall.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

ISIS militants, hostages escape Marawi mosque

MARAWI CITY – Dozens of local ISIS militants and their hostages managed to escape undetected from a mosque they used to attack security forces in the besieged city of Marawi.  The daring escape was only discovered after troops managed to advance and eventually recaptured the mosque from militants on Thursday hours before President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Marawi. The military trumpeted the “liberation” of the mosque, but it did not say how ISIS fighters and their captives managed to escape from thousands of troops who surrounded Marawi, and spy planes and drones monitoring the siege since May 23.  The fate of the hostages, including a Catholic priest and church workers, remains unknown.  Duterte, wearing a Kevlar helmet and a bullet-proof vest, inspected troops in the battlefront and spoke to them. “The President also congratulated the troops for defending Marawi from terror elements and for successfully retaking the Islamic Center yesterday, a structure that was maintained as the Daesh-inspired terrorist group's command and control for the longest time before it was retaken,” said Army Captain Jo-ann Petinglay, a spokeswoman for the Western Mindanao Command.  It was his 3rd visit to Marawi since the fighting began when militants occupied the city in an effort to put up an Islamic province in the restive region. Security officials also briefed Duterte on the progress of the military operations against the militants.  In his talk with the soldiers, Duterte assured his full support to the military and police forces fighting ISIS. “I would like to reiterate this, I will never abandon you as long as you are doing the right thing. This would include fighting against the terrorists groups, the drug lords or the common criminals as long as you are doing your sworn duty to enforce the law and protect the republic. Let me emphasize however that you must do your job in accordance with the law,” he said.  Duterte was accompanied by National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon, Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Eduardo Ano and Army Chief Lieutenant General Glorioso Miranda.  Oust Duterte  His visit to the battlefield came days after disgruntled soldiers and policemen who are members of a shadowy group called Patriotic and Democratic Movement or PADEM called for the ouster of Duterte. They accused Duterte of treating the military and police as his private armies and for betraying and violating public trust and cited 10 reasons to call for his ouster. The group also urged Filipinos to join PADEM in condemning and fighting Duterte and his administration and to stage mass actions and demand the President’s ouster. In a manifesto, Antonio Bonifacio, who claimed to be PADEM’s spokesman, called on members of the military and police to also join the people in demanding Duterte’s resignation and also his administration. It said the group is working for the withdrawal military and police support for Duterte.  “We urge all Filipinos as individuals and as groups in whatever social sector, field, institution or organization to exercise their right of assembly and expression to undertake mass actions demanding the ouster of Duterte and his administration. We call on our fellow officers and members of the AFP and the PNP to join the people in demanding the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration.” “We pledge to work for the withdrawal of military and police support for Duterte and his administration in conjunction with mass mobilization of the Filipino people in millions to manifest their demand for the resignation or ouster of Duterte and his administration. Upon the change of administration, we pledge to follow the principle of civilian supremacy and support a new civilian administration, in accordance with the 1987 Constitution and the rule of law,” the manifesto, released by Bonifacio – believed to be a nom de guerre – said. PADEM also condemned and holds accountable for gross crimes in betrayal of public trust and in violation of national sovereignty and democratic rights of the Filipino people. It cited the following reasons as alleged crimes of Duterte:   Treating the AFP and the PNP as these were his private armies and practising favoritism and violating professional and service standards in the promotion and assignment of officers; Corrupting the PNP and the AFP with a system of monetary awards for the extrajudicial killing of alleged illegal drug users and of NPA suspects; Condoning and protecting top-level illegal drug lords; Emboldening/inciting police officers to engage in extrajudicial killings of poor suspected illegal drug users and pushers by publicly telling officers to plant evidence and by guaranteeing their pardon and promotion in case of conviction; Aggravating corruption in government and criminality through the collusion of Duterte trustees and crime syndicates; Allowing China to occupy maritime features in the West Philippine Sea and to violate Philippine sovereign rights upheld by decision of the Arbitral Tribunal in accordance with the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea; Bungling the operations in Marawi City and indiscriminately destroying lives and property through aerial bombings, artillery and mortar; Favoring certain Chinese businessmen and Duterte relatives and cronies in the award of projected infrastructure projects using loans from China; Betraying the sovereign rights of the Filipino people by making the Philippines a debt vassal of China and offering to China the oil and gas resources under the West Philippine Sea as collateral for Chinese loans; and Seeking to replace the partnership with the United States in matters [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2017

PNP exec sacked for rape try

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Philippines – The police chief of this province was relieved from his post yesterday for allegedly trying to rape a policewoman......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

Ex-DA chief faces new ‘pork’ raps

MANILA, Philippines - Former agriculture secretary and now Bohol Rep......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

Ex-agri chief charged anew over pork scam

MANILA, Philippines — Former Department of Agriculture secretary and incumbent Bohol Third District Rep......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 24th, 2017

16 die from rabies in South Cotabato

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 August) &'8212; Health authorities in South Cotabato province alerted residents anew over the rising cases of rabies infection that already resulted to 16 confirmed deaths since January. Dr. Rogelio Aturdido Jr., Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) chief, said Friday the latest fatality was recorded last Sunday, Aug. 13, at the South Cotabato Provincial [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsAug 18th, 2017

First Bohol Coastal-wide Dive Forum

&'160; The Province of Bohol through the Bohol Tourism Office conducted of Bohol’s first ever “Coastal-wide Dive Forum” on August 11, 2017 at Bohol Plaza Resort, Dayo Hill, Dauis, Bohol. The forum was in partnership with the Bohol Provincial Tourism Council (PTC), Inc. and the Panglao Association of Dive Operators (PADO) has taken new steps [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 17th, 2017

BOHOL BACKS SMOKING BAN – GOV CHATTO…

In support of Executive Order No. 26 issued by Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte, Gov. Edgar M. Chatto issued a Memorandum to all Mayors in the Province of Bohol enjoining them to observe the smoking ban in their respective LGUs. EO No. 26 entitled “Providing for the establishment of smoke-free environments in public and enclosed spaces. [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsAug 12th, 2017

NEA highlights accomplishments, challenges

National Electrification Administration (NEA) chief Edgardo Masongsong said on Tuesday that President Rodrigo Duterte had challenged them to achieve 100 percent household electrification, which the agency hopes to complete before Duterte’s term ends in 2022. The NEA plans to energize 2.58 million households in the Philippines, mostly in Mindanao, under the household electrification initiative of [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2017

Mitsubishi PH starts Mirage hatchback mass production

MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) said it has commenced mass production of the Mirage hatchback model at its Santa Rosa, Laguna plant under the government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program. The first Philippine-made Mitsubishi Mirage hatchback was unveiled in ceremonies led by MMPC outgoing president and chief executive officer Yoshiaki Kato on Thursday night. [...].....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 28th, 2017

Finance: More banks shifting to one-day check clearing

LENDERS have generally been able to adopt the one-day clearing for checks, although the central bank wants a faster processing time to make funds available by the start of the next banking day, its chief said......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 27th, 2017

Taliban seize 2 districts, kill wounded police

KABUL — Taliban fighters overran a second district headquarters in as many days on yesterday, this one in western Ghor province, the provincial police chief.....»»

Category: worldSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2017

Maguindanao village chief nabbed for drug trafficking, possession of explosives

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines — Authorities arrested early Saturday a barangay chairman and seven of his henchmen in a remote town in the province for possession.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2017

DTI chief calls on corporate foundations to practice inclusive, innovative CSR

MAKATI—Inclusive business model is not just about helping small players, as big companies also benefit from partnerships that this model creates, the country’s trade chief said. Speaking at the League of Corporate Foundations’ Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Expo on 19 July, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon Lopez called on companies to continuously [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsJul 19th, 2017
Category: newsSource:  manila_shimbunRelated NewsJul 6th, 2017

Environment chief eyes end-July completion of mine sanction review

THE ENVIRONMENT department hopes to complete next month its own review of appeals filed by miners hit by closure or suspension orders issued in February......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017

Collins hopes for hands-on lessons from Millsap with Hawks

ATLANTA — John Collins has used Hawks star Paul Millsap's versatile game as a model for the player he hopes to become with Atlanta......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 27th, 2017