Zamboanga – Mindanao Gold Star Daily https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com Read the Latest News and Updates in Mindanao Tue, 26 Mar 2019 20:08:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.1 https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/cropped-GSD-Browser-icon-32x32.png Zamboanga – Mindanao Gold Star Daily https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com 32 32 Westmincom deactivates Joint Task Force Ranao https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/westmincom-deactivates-joint-task-force-ranao/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 19:44:29 +0000 https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=95013 ZAMBOANGA City — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has deactivated one of its special task forces, commending its commander for “meritorious and valuable service.” Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, Westmincom chief, spearheaded the deactivation ceremony of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Ranao on Monday at Camp Basilio Navarro, which houses the Westmincom headquarters in this ...

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ZAMBOANGA City — The Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom) has deactivated one of its special task forces, commending its commander for “meritorious and valuable service.”

Lt. Gen. Arnel Dela Vega, Westmincom chief, spearheaded the deactivation ceremony of the Joint Task Force (JTF) Ranao on Monday at Camp Basilio Navarro, which houses the Westmincom headquarters in this city.

“We have to deactivate JTF Ranao because we deemed it necessary and feasible to give the commander of the 1st Infantry Division a chance to command all the forces under his joint area of responsibility,” dela Vega explained.

Brig. Gen. Roberto Ancan, the Army’s 1st Infantry Division commander, is also the commander of JTF Zampelan (Zamboanga Peninsula and Lanao provinces).

Brig. Gen. Generoso Ponio, Westmincom deputy chief for operations, was recognized for his service as commander of the deactivated Joint Task Force Ranao during the ceremony.

Dela Vega conferred the Distinguished Service Medal on Ponio for “his initiatives and innovations that propelled the JTF Ranao in the accomplishment of its mandated mission.”

Dela Vega noted that Ponio has “successfully synergized” the efforts of ground units and transformed his unit into a strategic and dynamic body, capable of addressing the complex demands of Task Force Bangon Marawi during the initial phase of the post-war rehabilitation efforts in Marawi City.

“He (Ponio) is an epitome of an officer and gentleman, and he had, no doubt accomplished the mission,” dela Vega said.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has activated the JTF Ranao to replace the defunct JTF Bangon Marawi, which was dissolved a few days after October 27, 2017 when the conflict in Marawi City ended.

The activation of the JTF Ranao and dissolution of the JTF Bangon Marawi marked the start of full-scale rehabilitation of Marawi City. (pna)

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Federal state pushed for Zambo peninsula, Sulu archipelago https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/federal-state-pushed-for-zambo-peninsula-sulu-archipelago/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/federal-state-pushed-for-zambo-peninsula-sulu-archipelago/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 21:56:36 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=81380 ZAMBOANGA City – Participants to the Bangsa Sug Summit here on Wednesday proposed the creation of a federal state for the Zamboanga Peninsula and the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi. Convened by the Bangsa Sug Consensus, the summit also proposed that the Bangsamoro bill now pending in Congress should allow the provinces of ...

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ZAMBOANGA City – Participants to the Bangsa Sug Summit here on Wednesday proposed the creation of a federal state for the Zamboanga Peninsula and the island provinces of Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi.

Convened by the Bangsa Sug Consensus, the summit also proposed that the Bangsamoro bill now pending in Congress should allow the provinces of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao “to vote against inclusion” in the new political entity.

It further said that the “Sulu Sea should retain its name.”

Former Sulu governor Datu Shahbandar Abdusakur Tan said the proposal rests on economic viability, historical reality, geographical proximity, and demographic and cultural identity.

Tan, also the spokesperson of the Royal Sultanate of Sulu, urged residents of these provinces to be more open, citing the “anachronistic religious prejudices that hamper development.”

He lamented the “lawlessness that has been stereotyped” on “Bangsa Sug.”

Lawyer Melchor Sadain, legal counsel of the Sulu Royal Sultanate, said he supports both the Bangsamoro Basic Law and the proposal for a federal state.

Mufti Jul-asri Abirin of the Darul Ifta of the Philippines and Prof. Abduljamil Ishmael of Mindanao State University Tawi-tawi expressed support to the proposal.

Dr. Charina Isahac, founder-leader of Bansag Babai, described the position as “more reflective of the true intent of the people,” and sought for “more of women sector representation” and participation in governance.

Tan said, “Today, Muslim culture and lingua I know are no longer strange to the Christians in the area. Likewise, Christian culture and the Chavacano and Visayan languages have gained familiarity among the Muslims due to continuous social engagements and education.”

“At this stage, the concern is no longer about homogeneity and exclusion; the concern is about heterogeneity, reality and tolerance among peoples who are destined to live together in an area which they can all proudly call their own,” he concluded.

Sulu Gov. Abdusakur Tan called the summit a “people’s initiative.”

Sultan Ibrahim Bahjin, Sultan Muedzul Lail-Tan Kiram, Sultan Mohammad Venizar Abirin, Sultan Muizuddin Bahjin, and Sultan Phugdalun Kiram were among the leaders who attended the summit. (frencie carreon of mindanews)

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Bar passer No. 15 from ADZU, not XU https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/bar-passer-no-15-from-adzu-not-xu/ Thu, 26 Apr 2018 22:00:39 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=80957 OOPS, the bar passer who ranked No. 15 in the 2017 bar examinations is not a Xavier University law graduate. And neither is she from Cagayan de Oro nor anywhere near the most developed city in northern Mindanao. Bar passer Rhea Doll B. Gonzalo, a contestant in the Miss Earth Philippines 2016, took up law ...

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OOPS, the bar passer who ranked No. 15 in the 2017 bar examinations is not a Xavier University law graduate. And neither is she from Cagayan de Oro nor anywhere near the most developed city in northern Mindanao.

Not from XU, not from Cagayan de Oro

Bar passer Rhea Doll B. Gonzalo, a contestant in the Miss Earth Philippines 2016, took up law at the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and not Xavier University in this city.

The list of examinees who obtained the 20 highest ratings in the bar examinations listed Gonzalo with a rating of 87.5500 percent. She was identified in the list released by the Committee of Bar Examiners as a bar passer from Xavier University who ranked 15th together with Stephanie A. Claros of the University of San Jose-Recoletos and Nadia Christine L. Mandiguarin of San Louis University.

Gonzalo, a contestant in the search for Miss Philippines Earth in 2016,  is neither from Cagayan de Oro or Region 10; she is from Jolo, Sulu.

This paper learned that Gonzalo was listed as a bar passer from Xavier University because the law school in its Zamboanga counterpart is “under” it. Both Jesuitun universities even share the same college of law dean: lawyer Jo Silvia Sabio.

Gonzalo and another one from Davao City are the only law graduates from Mindanao’s law schools who made it to the list of Top 20 successful bar examinees. The other one is Camille B. Remoroza of Ateneo de Davao University.

Only 1,724 of 6,748 who took the examinations passed.

It was the first time since 2002 that bar topnotchers breached the 90-percent mark. The passing rate is 25.55 percent, a bit lower than the 10-year average of 26.43 percent and way down below vis-à-vis the 2016 bar exams’s 59.06 percent.

The topnotcher is Mark John H. Simondo of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod with a rating of 91.0500 percent.

Ranked second is Christianne Mae C. Balili of the University of San Carlos in Cebu with a rating of 90.8000 percent. Remoroza of ADDU followed with a 90.7000-percent rating.

The others in the Top 20 list:

Ivanne D’laureil I. Hisoler of University of San Carlos, 89.5500 percent, 4th place;

Monica Anne T. Yap of San Beda College in Manila, 89.4500 percent, 5th place;

Lorenzo Luigi T. Gayya of the University of Sto. Tomas, 89.1000 percent, 6th place;

Rheland S. Servacio of University of San Carlos, 89.0000 percent, 7th place;

Krizza Fe P. Alcatara-Bagni of St. Mary’s University, 88.9000 percent, and Algie Kwillon B. Mariacos of San Beda College in Manila, 88.9000 percent, both 8th place;

Klinton M. Torralba of University of Sto. Tomas, 88.6500 percent, 9th place;

Emma Ruby J. Aguilar of the University of Sto. Tomas, 88.4000 percent, 10th place;

Lyan David M. Juanico of San Beda College in Manila, 88.3500 percent, 11th place;

Lougenia P. Cariño of San Beda College in Manila, 87.8500 percent, 12th place;

Arman Joseph M. Guzman of the University of Sto. Tomas, 87.7500 percent, 13th place;

Jewelle Ann Lou P. Santos of Ateneo de Manila University, 87.6500 percent, 14th place;

Gonzalo, Claros and Mandiguarin, 87.5500 percent, 15th place;

Eileen Carla Y. Carpio of San Beda College in Manila, 87.4000 percent, 16th place;

Ella Mae C. Mendoza of the University of Cebu, 87.3500 percent, 17th place;

Aecaya Christine V. Calero of the University of Sto. Tomas, 87.1500 percent, 18th place;

Pretz Vernice A. Vinluan of the University of the Philippines, 87.1000 percent, 19th place; and

Roniel D. Resurreccion of the Jose Rizal University, 86.9500 percent, 20th place. (hg)

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DSWD-9 sends 15k food packs to Marawi https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/dswd-9-sends-15k-food-packs-to-marawi/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/dswd-9-sends-15k-food-packs-to-marawi/#respond Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:38:44 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=72056 ZAMBOANGA City — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-9) sent 15,000 food packs for families displaced by the ongoing fighting in Marawi City. Ivan Eric Salvador, DSWD regional information officer, said the family food packs have arrived  at one of the relief operation centers in Linamon, Lanao del Norte. Salvador said they sent ...

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ZAMBOANGA City — The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-9) sent 15,000 food packs for families displaced by the ongoing fighting in Marawi City.

Ivan Eric Salvador, DSWD regional information officer, said the family food packs have arrived  at one of the relief operation centers in Linamon, Lanao del Norte.

Salvador said they sent the food packs as augmentation to the relief operations for the Marawi City displaced families as requested by the DSWD central office.

He said that each family food pack contains six kilos rice; four corned beef cans; four cans sardines; and half dozen sachet of three-in-one coffee.

Fighting continues to date as the government security forces continue its effort to flush out the remaining Maute group members still holed out in Marawi City. (pna)

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‘Let’s heal wounds of conflict,’ Dureza https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/lets-heal-wounds-of-conflict-dureza/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/lets-heal-wounds-of-conflict-dureza/#respond Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:36:12 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=71883 By TENG DATU Cotabato City Bureau Chief ZAMBOANGA City — Presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza urged stakeholders to work on relationship building and healing the wounds and divisions brought about by the armed conflicts. “I always say this before, and even now, I can build easily the [physical] structures destroyed by the [armed] conflict. I ...

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By TENG DATU
Cotabato City Bureau Chief

ZAMBOANGA City — Presidential peace adviser Jesus Dureza urged stakeholders to work on relationship building and healing the wounds and divisions brought about by the armed conflicts.

“I always say this before, and even now, I can build easily the [physical] structures destroyed by the [armed] conflict. I can also build the school buildings that were burned down. But building of the relationships, bringing back social cohesion, and mending the torn social fabric brought about the conflict takes time. The healing takes time,” Dureza said in his speech during the celebration of the country’s 119th Independence Day, here on Monday.

Dureza was in this city to represent President Rodrigo Duterte for the nationwide commemoration. He, along with Mayor Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, hoisted the Philippine flag and the laying of wreaths at the iconic Plaza Rizal, fronting the City Hall.

Dureza emphasized the very important process of healing amid the crisis in Marawi and the continuing recovery of Zamboanga City following the 2013’s siege.

“I see here in Zambo-anga, the healing process has already started. And we can see the results. This is principally due to the leadership of Mayor Beng and the city officials in cooperation with the military, police, and members of the different sector, and most especially the civilians,” Dureza said.

He noted that indications show that Zamboanga “is now moving forward. The city is already building torn relationships.”

The rehabilitation process “is not only to rebuild damaged physical structures in Marawi, but the most important task, which is not easy to do, is building back broken relationships and healing the wounds.”

“There is a strong need for social healing…and see to it that we don’t have a continuity of this conflict,” he said.

At the same time, Dureza reiterated the need to check “hatred and deep-seated biases” to advance the cause.

“When you say, ‘I’m going to help bring about peace’. I will ask you: are you at peace with yourself? Because if you have anxieties, angsts, and hatred, then you cannot radiate to others what you do not have. And that is the lesson that we should learn. Because you cannot give what you do not have,” he said.

Equally essential is the strong vigilance of the community to deny terror and extremist groups to set foot in their community.

“One vital measure is for the community to pass timely information to the authorities to prevent similar tragedies,” Dureza said, referring to the strong vigilance of the community in thwarting possible attack of the dreaded Abu Sayyaf Group in Bohol last April.

Dureza said healing and rebuilding relationships are among the major thrusts of the Office of the Presidential Peace Adviser, which is tasked to address the underlying causes of the armed conflict in the country.

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Vessel from Malaysia capsizes at Zambo wharf https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/vessel-from-malaysia-capsizes-at-zambo-wharf/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/vessel-from-malaysia-capsizes-at-zambo-wharf/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:52:04 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=64979 ZAMBOANGA City–A passenger-cargo roll-on, roll-off vessel capsized late Thursday, more than five hours after it arrived in this city from Sandakan, Sabah. Arthur Nogas, harbor master of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), said the vessel, M/V Danica Joy 2 of the Aleson Shipping Lines, Inc. listed and capsized around 9:30 pm while moored at the ...

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ZAMBOANGA City–A passenger-cargo roll-on, roll-off vessel capsized late Thursday, more than five hours after it arrived in this city from Sandakan, Sabah.

Arthur Nogas, harbor master of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA), said the vessel, M/V Danica Joy 2 of the Aleson Shipping Lines, Inc. listed and capsized around 9:30 pm while moored at the “T area” of the local wharf.

Nogas said the vessel arrived at 4 pm coming from Malaysia via the city of Sandakan, Sabah. It plied the Zamboanga-Sandakan route once a week.

Khymer Olaso, supervisor of M/V Danica Joy 2, said initial investigation showed the boat tipped to its right side and capsized “due to improper unloading of cargo.”

Olaso said the vessel listed due to weight imbalance since the port side (left side) was emptied ahead of the starboard side (right side).

“There was even a commotion between the stevedores as all of them wanted to unload cargoes ahead of the others,” Olaso added.

Olaso said there was no casualty since all of the passengers have already disembarked while the crew were all accounted.

The vessel, skippered by Diogenes Saavedra, is a 900-passenger capacity “Roro” vessel.

It was carrying 799 passengers that included 12 foreigners consisting of 11 Malaysians and one Australian as well as 603 deportees.

Nogas said they have yet to determine the worth of cargoes that were damaged.

The vessel was loaded with assorted goods such as food items, including vegetable oil and other dry goods.

Personnel of the Zamboanga Coast Guard Station and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) have immediately installed oil spill boom to prevent oil spill within the port area.

Engr. Liberto dela Rosa, port manager, without citing figures, said his office would incur huge losses in terms of revenues since the “T area” cannot accommodate other vessels as long as the ill-fated vessel remain capsized at the port.

Dela Rosa said the port’s “T area” serves as the docking area of huge passenger and cargo vessels coming from the other parts of the county as well as from other countries. (pna)

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Journ group appeals for donations https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/journ-group-appeals-for-donations/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/journ-group-appeals-for-donations/#respond Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:38:00 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=63705 THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is asking for help for one of its colleague, Queenie Casimiro of ABS-CBN Zamboanga and acting NUJP chapter chair. On August 8, Queenie’s son Dexter, 24, was shot twice in the shoulder and side, the bullets hitting a lung and his spine and leaving him critically wounded. ...

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THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines is asking for help for one of its colleague, Queenie Casimiro of ABS-CBN Zamboanga and acting NUJP chapter chair.

On August 8, Queenie’s son Dexter, 24, was shot twice in the shoulder and side, the bullets hitting a lung and his spine and leaving him critically wounded. “Needless to say, the surgery and the long-term treatment and therapy Dexter will need to undergo in the future cost far more than a journalist in this country can afford,” appealed Ryan Rosauro, NUJP national chairman.

Cash or check donations for Dexter’s immediate surgery and long-term recovery may be deposited to the Tabang Media Bank Account (Account Name: National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, Metrobank Kamuning Branch; Current Account Number 229-7229-507-458; Swift Code MBTCPHMM).

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Armm celebrates National Science, Technology Week in Basilan https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/armm-celebrates-national-science-technology-week-in-basilan/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/armm-celebrates-national-science-technology-week-in-basilan/#respond Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:38:54 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=63247 By Teng Datu, Cotabato City Bureau Chief Zamboanga City – Thousands of students, science and technology enthusiasts, local government officials, and representatives from other sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) convened at the Datu Dizal Cultural Center in Lamitan City, Basilan to celebrate this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW). Secretary ...

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By Teng Datu,
Cotabato City Bureau Chief

Zamboanga City – Thousands of students, science and technology enthusiasts, local government officials, and representatives from other sectors in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) convened at the Datu Dizal Cultural Center in Lamitan City, Basilan to celebrate this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW).

Secretary Myra Mang-kabung of the region’s Science and Technology department with Lamitan City Mayor Rose Furigay and Vice Mayor Oric Furigay spearheaded the event.

Harnessing the theme, ‘Juan Science, One Nation,’ the NSTW celebration highlights the significant contributions of science and technology to national development and conferring recognition and appreciation to outstanding scientists, researchers, inventors and institutions.

The NSTW is celebrated every third week of July through Proclamation No. 169 issued in 1993. It aims at recognizing the contribution of science and technology in the development of the country and get support from the public and private institutions for its sustainable development.

“The annual celebration of the NSTW is the premier event of the science community. It is celebrated since the 1950s and the various events – like forum and exhibits – are the perfect venues for technology developers and inventors, as well as science and technology service providers and clients, to interact and pursue potential opportunities,” Sec. Mangkabung said.

The celebration, she added, is designed to optimize every opportunity to make science and technology a way of life for all Filipinos. She also encouraged the participants to focus on inventions that will support the campaign of the regional government in poverty alleviation.

The gains and strides of science and technology in the fields of science, engineering, mathematics and other technical disciplines, she said, will let the people understand its vital role in improving the people’s quality of life, protecting the environment, and contributing to national development including poverty reduction.

During the opening program, Secretary Mangkabung and Chancellor Atty. Lorenzo Reyes of the Mindanao State University (MSU) of Tawi-Tawi signed a memorandum of agreement for the establishment of a food innovation center.

Sec. Mangkabung said the innovation center, located at MSU Tawi-Tawi College of Technology and Oceanography, is a facility aimed at producing value-added agricultural and fishery food products by becoming the hub for innovation and technical support services for food processing industry in the Armm.

“Scientific concept and ideas, invention, phototyping and patenting must be supported to encourage a generation of new knowledge and discoveries. Research, development, and extension programs must be enhanced and afforded by all our researchers and end-users,” she concluded.

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Abu Sayyaf betrayed Islam by killing Hall, says Hataman https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/abu-sayyaf-betrayed-islam-by-killing-hall-says-hataman/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/abu-sayyaf-betrayed-islam-by-killing-hall-says-hataman/#respond Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:54:13 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=61872 ZAMBOANGA City–Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) yesterday strongly condemned the beheading of another Canadian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu. Hataman issued the statement after the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) confirmed the execution by beheading of Canadian hostage Robert Hall on Monday in the hinterlands of Sulu. ...

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ZAMBOANGA City–Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) yesterday strongly condemned the beheading of another Canadian hostage by the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu.

Hataman issued the statement after the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) confirmed the execution by beheading of Canadian hostage Robert Hall on Monday in the hinterlands of Sulu.

Hataman said it is appalling that in this holy month, “we set aside for prayer and reflection has already been violated by extremists here and abroad, as they wage violence in the name of our faith.”

Hataman noted that such violent act occurred barely a week after Ramadan began.

“The refuge and shelter we share as Muslims has become strange place for others. Extremists claim to follow the faith while they go against Islam’s message of peace and humanity. Their betrayal of Islam knows no bounds that even in the most holy days of Ramadan, they turn a time meant for prayers and contemplation into days of fear and horror,” Hataman said.

“This is not what Islam stands for, and we refuse to let this turn us against our fellow Filipinos – not at a time when Ramadan teaches us sympathy, compassion, and love,” he added.

He said violence cannot and must not be so easily associated with one people, race, or culture.

He stressed that those who tread the path of violence and claim to do it in the name of Islam are, without question, merely “men of sin who distort a faith that stands for peace.”

“Our response to these attacks against our faith can be found in Islam itself: as Muslims we are taught that to kill one man means to kill all of humanity, and to save one man means to save all of humanity. It is then imperative for us to work together as Muslims in making sure that the criminals behind these acts of violence are made accountable to our people in the courts of law, and to save those who might fall into the hands of these men who do nothing but evil,” he said.

“Let us pray for those who will forever be changed by this day, and let us stand together as we build and rebuild our faith in the midst of those who try to tear us apart,” Hataman said. (pna)

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Zambo norte coop pushes for renewable energy https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/zambo-norte-coop-pushes-forenewable-energy/ https://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/zambo-norte-coop-pushes-forenewable-energy/#respond Thu, 09 Jun 2016 22:36:46 +0000 http://mindanaogoldstardaily.com/?p=61736 An electric cooperative in Zamboanga is first to sign up and take advantage of a renewable power plant being built in Bukid-non, the signing of the bilateral supply contract between AboitizPower and the Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative (Zaneco). The signing ceremony Wednesday was for an initial 5 MW that will come out of the ...

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An electric cooperative in Zamboanga is first to sign up and take advantage of a renewable power plant being built in Bukid-non, the signing of the bilateral supply contract between AboitizPower and the Zamboanga del Norte Electric Cooperative (Zaneco).

The signing ceremony Wednesday was for an initial 5 MW that will come out of the 68.8 MW Manolo Fortich run of river hydro power plant project being constructed by Aboitiz Power subsidiary Hedcor in Bukdnon. The power plant is slated for completion in 2017.

AP First Vice President Rochell Donato Gloria also reiterated the company’s commitment to sustain the growth of Mindanao.

“We are here not only to support the growth of Mindanao economically, but also sustainably.”

“Our area is short of power, and with this supply we hope to solve our problem, this time through renewable energy,” Zaneco board president Jesus Eduardo Tayrus Sr., said. (pr)

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