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"MDN FB Like & Share Challenge" winner is a SPED teacher from Camaman-an Elem School

June 18, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN Local News, June 18) - The grand winner of the recently concluded "Mindanao Daily News FB Like and Share Challenge" was already identified during a traditional raffle draw held live over Facebook yesterday (June 17), hosted by the famous radio jock and MDN's vice president for events and promotions, John Aaron del Bando.  The first promo grand winner is a Special Education (SPED) teacher from Camaman-an Elementary School, this city. She will receive a brandnew Huawei Y6 Pro, courtesy of MDN Publisher and CEO Dante M. Sudaria. Her Facebook alias is Carms Laya but her real name is Maria Carmela S. Laya, single, and a resident of Ramon Chavez St, Cagayan de Oro City. She was a proud daughter of Lawyer Ismael S. Laya and Mrs Letecia S. Laya. She finished her degree, Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at Xavier University (Ateneo de Cagayan), this city. WATCH THE LIVE RAFFLE BELOW:   Maam Carms, as fondly called by friends and co-workers, has dedicated her life for 15 years now as an educator of children with special needs, mostly autistic kids and children with learning disability. MDN digital was able to interview Ma'am Carms last night thru Facebook chat, and she said, she couldn't believe she had won a brand new Huawei Y6 Pro cellphone. Asked why she chose special education, Maam Carms answered: "I choose sped because I wanted to help children with disabilities. I wanted to help them become productive individuals in our country and to encourage them that they can also make a difference in our society." What is Sped? A special education teacher is someone who works with children and youths who have a variety of disabilities. Children with special needs require unique instruction by specially trained professionals to help them achieve their highest potential and strive to progress beyond their limitations. What does a Sped teacher do? Special education teachers work with students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. They adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects, such as reading, writing, and math, to students with mild and moderate disabilities. What makes a good special education teacher? A special education teacher needs to have intuitive skills to sense underlying issues behind a child's behavior, along with helping them as situations occur. Calming nature. The intensity of the classroom environment may also create stress. How do I get certified in special education? How to Become a Special Education Teacher 1. Earn a bachelor's degree in special education. 2. Complete a student teaching internship in a special education classroom. 3. Take your state's required tests for special education teachers. 4. Apply for your teaching license.   OTHER WINNERS OF THE GIVEAWAY CONTEST                 Meanwhile, the winner of the P500 cellphone load was Miss Jairel Barial Cornez, also a resident of this city. Saisai, as fondly called by friends and relatives, was a Batch 2018-2019 graduate at Capitol University, She graduated with a degree in Science and Technology Engineering and Mathematics. MDN contacted her last night to inform her that she won but all efforts proved futile as she did not respond to our call. Another winner of P300 load consolation prize was Noralyn Mapano Durano, a singer and musician who also lives in Cagayan de Oro for many years now. She has two kids and a loving husband. MDN messaged her in Facebook and informed her that she won P300 worth of load, and she can claim it at anytime, but the very young mother of two kids did not respond to our message yet. Hopefully, she will get her prize in one week's time. ###    --- ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter   

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Tension grips as Lumads in Capitol ground resist makeshift structure demolition

June 18, 2019

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN Local News, June 18) Tension gripped the city as internally displaced persons (IDPs) resisted demolition of newly-built makeshift shelters Tuesday morning inside the Vicente de Lara park. This, even as a top official of the province has earlier warned the lumads not to add additional structures inside the provincial park where the IDPs stayed to protest the installations of military camps in their community in sitio Mincamansi, Brgy Banglay in Lagonglong town, Misamis Oriental province.  Misamis Oriental Yevgeny Vincente "Bambi" Emano has allegedly kept mum on the demolitions by not visiting the park and see the actual situations, nor coming out in any media outlet to air his sentiments about the issue involving the lumad's demand to dismantle army camps in their community. Jonreboy Hilogon, one of the leaders of the group told reporters since it's already a rainy season and their old tent is no longer safe for the children and even the adult lumads, they are forced to build new makeshift shelters. Unfortunately, this action irked Provincial Legal Officer Neil Pacana that triggered the demolition. But the lumads have accused Governor Emano of ordering the demolition. "Unsa man diay ang pasalig ni Gobernador (Emano) nga tabangan niya ang mga lumad hangtod maangkon namo ang imong gidemanda nga pagpahawa sa militar sa sitio Mincamansi," Hilogon said in a loud voice. In June last year, lumads fled their homes in sitio Mincamansi in Lagonglong town for fear that they might be caught in the crossfire between NPA rebels and government forces.    Datu Reynaldo Ayuman, leader of the 100-strong lumads and their families said they have decided to make new makeshift dwellings as their families might get sick with the onset of the rainy season. "Wala kami plano mouli sa sitio Mincamansi, Barangay Banglay, lungsod sa Lagonglong hangtod anaa pa didto nagkampo ang mga military," Ayuman claimed. (We have no plans of going home to sitio Mincamansi, Barangay Banglay in Lagonglong town until the military troops are still there) MINOR LUMAD ARRESTED One of the minors, a son of the lumad was arrested by police authorities for allegedly carrying a bladed weapon and reportedly attempted to stab a member of the demolition team. Tension also heightened as the lumads kicked demolition men who tried to touch their belongings. "Bisan unsaon mi nila ug hadlok dili mi mahadlok ug dili mi mouli sa Mincamansi, a certain maricel who is also one of the women of the group also said. The provincial government fielded two aircon buses to ferry the luamds back to their origin in Lagonglong town. Dump trucks were also their to haul all lumbers and wooden materials used in making makeshift structures back to Lagonglong town. But despite repeated orders to start embarking on th bus, still the lumads are strong in their conviction and stand to stay at the provincial capitol even if all their belongings were already taken by the demolition team. FORCED EVACUATION Later, the lumad leaders decided to leave the provincial capitol and instead transferred at the church and building owned by the United Church of Christ in the Philipines. Pastor Ligaya San Francisco of the UCCP said they were shocked the lumad group seek refuge in their church but they have nothing to do at the moment as they are also mandated to help all people in need regardless of their church affiliations and status in life.    

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Who is this man?

June 17, 2019

  Share * He prophesized that a big calamity will happen in Cagayan de Oro CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN digital) - A Nigerian national is now in Cagayan de Oro and posted his alleged prophecy that a BIG downpour of rain will struck in the city and many people will die. This foreign national is reportedly a preacher, as he was often seen at the Provincial Hospital, this city, preaching with the patients at the hospital and their relatives. His recent prophecy about Cagayan de Oro caught the attention of city residents and many shared it on their FB pages. Some got angry as his revelations are really scary. He prophesized that he saw dark clouds and this means that something bad will happen to the city, people will suffer from pain, and many will be dead as a result of a huge downpour of rain that will happen soon. Watch this video below and you be the judge who is this man. Sendong typhoon Many years ago, a typhoon named Sendong hit Cagayan de Oro. Many people have died and thousands were also homeless. Prior to the said typhoon, an environmentalist group frequently held rallies in front of SM Cagayan de Oro, denouncing the DENR for not taking actions to the truckloads of logs transported from Tagaloan I in Lanao via Talakag and Cagayan de Oro. The environmentalist group claimed that the city is like a river basin and if illegal logging continues near Talakag Bukidnon, Cagayan de Oro will suffer from big floods. People did not listen until Sendong happened and hundreds of people have died. ###   ---  ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

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Manhunt on against KAPA founder Joel Apolinario 

June 17, 2019

  Share GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MDN National News, June 17) - The National Bureau of Investigation reported that they are now tracing the whereabouts of Kapa founder Joel Apolinario, his wife and other officials to execute arrest. Since the NBI raided companies and groups allegedly involved in "Ponzi schemes" no one has yet been arrested for violating government regulations. Lawyer Regner Peneza, NBI district office chief in Sarangani, said they can arrest Apolinario "even without an arrest warrant" as they (Kapa) continue to violate government regulations by operating even with the government's shutdown orders President Rodrigo Duterte has also earlier said Kapa is allegedly doing a continuing crime and they must be stopped right away. Priliminary Injunction Duterte's orders were also considered by Kapa as not according to the rule of law citing priliminary injuction they got from the court. Danny Mangahas, Kapa spokesperson said since they have secured a priliminary injuction, the government should follow the law and not harass their members by executing massive arrests on Kapa offices nationwide. "It is very clear my president that we have secured an injuction from the court and why harass us by raiding our offices? We will follow the law and we will not run from our obligations," Mangahas claimed. He challenge the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to file cases in court so they can answer at the proper forum. "I am challenging SEC to file cases in court. In this way, we can present our side and our proof that we are not a "scam company" that the government has been tagging us," Mangahas said. OTHERS ALSO RAIDED Aside from the Kapa Community Ministry, Inc., the National Bureau of Investigation also raided offices of other companies also tagged as using as a "Ponzi scheme" in their business. Those raided were Rigen Marketing, Alamico and other groups allagedly offering investment schemes in Tagum City without securing a secondary licese with SEC.      During the raid, NBI operatives seized computers, printers, vital documents and undetermined amount of cash money in vaults. ### ---      ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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Chinese embassy denies Filipino fishermen victims of hit-and-run

June 16, 2019

METRO MANILA (MDN national news digital) - The twenty two Filipino fishermen were not victims of a hit-and-run collision according to the Chinese embassy on Friday. The Chinese embassy in a statement, which was also deleted Friday on the same day it was posted, said that based on initial investigation, the Chinese fishing vessel Yuemaobinyu 42212 was reportedly "berthed just near the Recto Bank when it was suddenly besieged by 7 to 8 Filipino fishing boats."  The statement on Facebook said "During evacuation, 42212 failed to shun a Filipino fishing boat and its steel cable on the lightning grid of larboard bumped into the Filipino pilothouse. The Filipino fishing boat tilted and its stern foundered."  The embassy statement said the captain of the Chinese fishing vessel tried to rescue the Filipino fishermen but they were afraid of being attacked by other fishing boats in the vicinity also owned by Filipino fishermen. "Therefore, having confirmed the fishermen from the Filipino boat were rescued on board of other Filipino fishing boats, 42212 sailed away from the scene. The above shows that there is no such thing as 'hit-and-run'," the embassy said in a statement. Meanwhile, Senator-elect Bong Go condemned the alleged ramming of Filipino fishermen's vessel and putting the lives of 22 Filipinos in danger at sea as the Chinese vessel that rammed them allegedly went away after the incident. Go told reporters in Davao City: "Kinokondena ko po ang nangyari. Dapat naman kung nasagasaan o nabangga ninyo ang barko natin kayo mismo dapat ang mag-save ng Pilipino, 'wag niyo pabayaan. Buhay rin 'yan ng mga Pilipino." ### ---      ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter    

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Duterte warns arrest of erring custom officials on imported trash issue

June 16, 2019

DAVAO CITY (MDN National News digital) - President Rodrigo Duterte warned erring officials of the Bureau of Customs (BoC) on Saturday that they will get arrested if found involve in the shipments of garbage from other countries. Duterte issued his warning amid heated arguments on the reported imported garbage coming from Korea, Canada, as well as contraband and narcotics from entering into the different ports of the country. In the last months, garbage from Korea was docked at Mindanao International Container Port, as well as in other ports in the country, which got the ire of lawmakers in the lower and upper houses. Duterte warned “I will not allow it and anybody — any Customs employee o opisyal (or official). ‘Pag pumirma ka sa release papers niyan, sabihin mo hindi niyo alam, you go out or I will even arrest you.”  “Toxic ‘yan eh. Hospital waste pati ‘yung plastic (It’s toxic. It’s hospital waste and plastic). Those are toxic materials. Plastic is the toxic material. The ones that they use in the chips are toxic materials.”  The president said those customs officials would be thrown into the Manila Bay if they don't follow his order. “Well, this time [I will have containers made as your coffins. I will throw you into the bay],” Duterte warned. Meanwhile, Misamis Oriental 2nd District Representative Juliette T. Uy would refile a bill that would ban all imported garbage from entering into the country. The lady solon in her statement during the commemoration of the 121 Philippine Independence Day, she claimed "enough is enough" for other countries from exporting their garbage and wastes in the Philippines. There have been lots of instances wherein the Filipino nation were shocked to hear that garbage such as diapers, cellophanes, plastics, among others have reached the country through the local shores in the countryside. Among those very controversial garbage discoveries include that of South Korea, Canada and other countries. “It is time we declare our independence from imported garbage. My ‘anti-international dumping of garbage bill’ is a total ban and provides for zero exceptions,” the lady solon from Mindanao strongly the Filipino people. House Bill (HB) no, 9207, or the Proposed Total Ban on the Import and Export of Waste Act of 2019 filed by Rep Juliette Uy is a concrete measure in response to the so-called "unceremonious dumping of tons of garbage from Canada and South Korea to the country via cargo vessels, which reportedly put down and tarnished the good image of the Philippines as among the best tourism destination in Asia. Rep Uy also include in the bill the exportation of garbage. “We must heed the Golden Rule. We should not do unto others what we do not want others to do unto us. We demand respect and so we must also reciprocate with respect,” Rep Uy said in her statement. Unfortunately, the proposed bill was filed one day before the sine die adjournment of the 17th Congress, the lady representative from Misamis Oriental province vowed to refile the bill during the formal opening of the 18th Congress. Rep Uy said “I will convince my colleagues in the House to co-author so that by the time the 18th Congress opens session on July 22, it will have wide support and faster progress through the legislative pipeline.”  Aside from this very challenging bill, the lady solon also intends to file more bills especially on waste recovery, plastic waste, waste redemption and proper management of water and aquatic resources. “I will also file other bills on plastic waste, waste redemption, waste recovery, and the proper management of our water and aquatic resources. This is an all-out war on waste because we want our country to be beautiful and prosperous.” ### ---      ABOUT JOEL Joel Calamba Escol is a journalist since 1991, author and all around person. He plays billiards, paints, does some comic illustrations, cartoons and likes watching CNN and AljazeraTV. He is also an SEO expert. When he's not working, you'll find him gaming and watching hard action movies. He's a total sucker of news and current events.  Follow him on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter  

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