Happy 104th Birthday, Rotary!!!
Club of Dipolog joins thousands of other Rotary Clubs around the world
with the 104th Founding
Anniversary of Rotary International. Founded in February 23, 1905 by Paul
Harris in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Rotary is essentially a grassroots
organization, with most of its service efforts being carried out at the
club level. The district and international structure is designed to
support the clubs and help them provide more service in their communities
Rotary Club of Dipolog joins thousands of other Rotary Clubs around
the world with the 104th Founding
Anniversary of Rotary International. Founded in February 23, 1905 by
Paul Harris in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Rotarians are members of clubs, which belong to the global association
Rotary International (RI). Each club elects its own officers and enjoys
considerable autonomy within the framework of Rotary’s constitution and
Four-Way-Test followed by Rotarians worldwide in their business and
professional lives, was created by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor in 1932. It
has been translated into more than 100 languages and is used by
organizations and individuals throughout the world.
things we think, say and do:
it the truth?
it fair to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendship?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Rotary Club of Dipolog has its own projects which include the hallmark
Rotary Youth Week Activity, various medical outreach missions, literacy
programs such as book donations and day care center equipment donation,
and the polio vaccination.
In Making Dreams Real, as to the theme for Rotary Year
2008-2009, your local Rotary Club of Dipolog continues to make dreams real
and better through its endeavors. (By: Rtn. Bryan Micah
S. Lim) (The New Nandau,
Vol. XVIII No.30)
Blessings & Turn-over of 9 units vehicles to PNP
Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office under the able leadership of
POLICE SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT ATTY. CRISTETO REY DELOS REYES GONZALODO,
(DSC), PESE, MPA, Provincial Director through its Police Community
Relations (PCR) Branch based in Camp Hamac, Sicayab, Dipolog City would
like to notify the general public of its operational accomplishment.
February 2009 at 8:00 o’clock in the morning a turned-over of key and
blessings of newly issued PNP marked vehicles was conducted at Camp Hamac,
Sicayab, Dipolog City. Nine (9) units of PNP issued marked vehicles. Were
added to boost the mobilization capability of Municipal Police Stations in
anti criminality and anti-insurgency operations.
PRIMITIVO PLANTA JR, Deputy Provincial Director formally turned-over the
key of said vehicles to concerned Chiefs of Police together with their
respective Municipal Mayors from the Municipalities of Manukan, Rizal,
Sibutad, Baliguian, Katipunan, Jose Dalman, Sindangan, Roxas and Sergio
Osmeńa all of Zamboagna del Norte and followed by blessings of said
vehicles officiated by Rev. Fr. Patrick C Dalangin, Parish Priest of St.
Neuman, Sicayab, Dipolog City. Thirty (30) NGOs from Dipolog City (Team
David and Parac) and Jose Rizal Memorial State College with their school
band witness the said ceremony.
The Zamboanga del Norte Police Provincial Office was very
grateful to the higher headquarters and the LGUs concern for the support
in the realization of the acquisition of this vehicles. This will surely
boost and enhance the capability of the Police Stations in the campaign
against criminality and lawlessness in their respective AOR.
(Sgd. Atty. Cristeto Rey Delos Reyes Gonzalodo, DSC, PESE,
MPA, Police Senior Superintendent, Provincial Director.)
KURDI ASKS FANS TO RESPECT 'CHICKS' IN NEW PETA ADS
Singer, Actor Says, 'Try to Relate to Who's on Your Plate. Go Vegetarian'
Manila — Chances are that you've seen her films or one of
her many TV appearances, but you've probably never seen her quite like
this before. That's because heralded singer and actor Yasmien Kurdi
appears in two brand-new pro-vegetarian ads for People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals (PETA) Asia-Pacific. In the first ad, Kurdi poses
inside a cage with a fellow chick—a baby chicken, that is—under the
tagline "Try to Relate to Who's on Your Plate. Go Vegetarian." In the
second, Yasmien poses on top of a cage under the tagline "Respect Chicks.
Go Vegetarian." The stunning ad was shot by ace photographer Niccolo Cosme;
the stylist was Sidney Yap and can be seen on PETA’s website
Kurdi was the first runner-up in the first season of the
GMA Network talent show StarStruck. But her acting career really took off
in 2006 when she won the role of Charming, the ugly daughter of Bakekang
in the TV series of the same name. Her second album, Love Is All I Need,
was released last year to acclaim from both fans and critics, and Kurdi
currently stars as Shayne on GMA's hit dramarama Saan Darating Ang Umaga
Singer and actor Yasmien Kurdi appears in two brand-new
pro-vegetarian ads for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Why does Kurdi want people to go vegetarian? For one thing,
vegetarians are, on average, fitter and trimmer and have more energy and
stamina than people who dine on fat-laden meat, dairy products, and eggs.
And vegetarians have a much lower incidence of ailments such as heart
attacks, strokes, obesity, and certain types of cancer. Eating meat is
responsible for immense animal suffering as well. Pigs, cows, and chickens
are confined to dark, filthy warehouses, where they are deprived of
everything that is natural and important to them. Animals raised on
factory farms routinely undergo debeaking, tail-docking, and
castration—all without any pain relief.
"I'm asking people to liberate their diet and give
vegetarianism a try," says Kurdi, who ranked among the top contenders in
PETA's search for Asia's sexiest vegetarian. "With so many delicious
alternatives now available, it's easier than ever to enjoy great food
without causing animal suffering."
A feature on Kurdi's work for PETA is appearing in the
January 2009 issue of Health News magazine.
CONGRESSMEN SIGN DEBT CANCELLATION MOVE
Manila – Forty three Philippine Congressmen yesterday
signed the petition to cancel the 1994 Austrian government loan worth
Php503 million used to fund the defunct Austrian Medical Waste Incinerator
At the Philippine House of Representatives, members of
Ecowaste Coalition, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Global Alliance for
Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), Greenpeace-Asia Pacific and Health Care
Without Harm-Southeast Asia (HCWH-SEA) serenaded the Parliamentarians with
music from Mozart and other original Filipino music.
“The idea is to appeal to the Congressmen’s moral sense.
At a time when the world is suffering from economic crisis, the money that
will be used to pay dubious loan must go where it is most needed,” said
Ronnel Lim, HCWH-SEA Program Officer for Anti-Incineration.
The government is paying an average of US$2 million a year
until 2014 for the loan. In a special provision in 2008 National Budget,
the Congress refused allocation for interest payments of the incinerators
and other debts that are “fraudulent, wasteful, and/or useless.” However,
the President vetoed the move.
“This petition aims to renew the call of the Congressmen.
Last year, they made it clear that we should not be paying this loan.
Now, the petition which will be sent to Austrian government in April, aims
to raise the campaign to a higher level,” Lim said. “Our parliamentarians
have spoken. We will bring the issue directly to Austria.”
Earlier, HCWH-SEA called on the Congress to instead channel
the loan payment to environmentally-safe medical waste disposal
facilities. “Facilities which are not harmful to the environment and to
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is a global coalition of
more than 400 organizations in more than 50 countries working to protect
health by reducing pollution in health care sector. For more information,
visit www.noharm.org. (30)
List of Congressmen who signed the petition and a copy of the petition are
available upon request.
Sonia G. Astudillo, Communications
Officer, +63 918 9182369,
Ronnel Lim, Program Officer for Anti-Incineration, +63 918-9850130
DMC Graduates Pass Nursing Board
School has generated over 700++ licensed nurses and
Surpassing last year’s record, one hundred thirty nine
graduates of DMC’s College of Nursing passed the most
recent Nursing Licensure Examination (NLE), the results of
which were released by the Professional Regulations
Commission (PRC) on February 20, 2009.
In the same month last year, 103 DMC Nursing graduates
brought honor to the school when PRC released the December
2007 Board Exam Results, breaking the school’s record as
the highest number of passers since the pioneering batch
of BSN marched for graduation in 1995. In August of the
same year, fifty six more nurses sailed through the board
exam, and with this semester’s highest grossing number of
new nurses, DMC College Foundation has produced a little
more than seven hundred registered nurses in Dipolog City
and its neighboring provinces. Many of these nurses are
currently working abroad.
As recalled, DMC’s pioneering batch, with only forty nine
graduates, triumphed in that year’s licensure exam
garnering a superb percentage passing of 92%. Other
schools in the city with their pioneering batch are yet to
outshine this accomplishment.
In a significant move, the college has recently
collaborated with nationally renowned review centers to
augment its operations in providing the best kind of
training to its students to prepare them for the licensure
The school’s aim for excellence, not just in the academe
but in the delivery of instruction and training, is
manifested in its surge of vast improvisations in
facilities, buildings and infrastructures, as well as in
its constant expansion of programs, a new focus on
research and a stronger thrust for accreditation, which
has been initiated by its Science High School that is now
under the supervision by the Lasallian Schools Supervisory
Office. Linkages with national and international
institutions have been formed in order to ensure that, in
addition to quality education, students are also trained
for global standards.
Medical Center College Foundation
College of Nursing
November 2008 Nursing Board Exam
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Acebo, Jermie M.
Adaza, Jefferson T
Adju, Irene T
Adorio, Radette R.
Adrias, Tom T.
Alintana, Crystein O
Alpuerto, Jean C
Amores, Mark Philip G
Anguit, Jerez Jhon O
Aragones, Shyr Keene A.
Arsenal, Jeanne Michelle B.
Atilano, Atilano T.
Bacus, Maechelle S
Bag-ao, Mark Christopher B
Banua, Emil E
Barite, James Earl S.
Barrios, Eric L.
Bernardo, Racquel L.
Billiones, Hazel T.
Bolongaita, Dean Justine
Bolongaita, Dunvar V.
Bomediano, Charlito S.
Bongolto, Rutha N
Bulado, Raffy R.
Busico, Erlynne Whayne D.
Cabillas, Fe B
Caermare, Angelie S.
Caidic, Aldous Blanch H.
Caipang, Irish N.
Canada, Carla Christine S.
Cańete, Butz A.
Carreon, Leah S.
Catayas, Krystel Dawn P
Cavalida, Aldrick A.
Cheng, Manuel Jr. Y
Cinchez, Darven G
Coniendo, Jerilee Megan I.
Cornelio, Margaux C.
Cuenca, Sancho, Jr. A.
Culanculan, Charry Mai A.
Dalman, Maryknoll Rachel T.
Dalman, Rex J.
Deiparine, Antonio Jr. G.
Demoni, Vanessa Desiree M
|Descallar, Cherry Mae A.
Dimalanta, Jehane April V.
Diosma, Vanessa G.
Dy, Charlou H.
Dy, Maria Ayda Charina T.
Edding, Laiza P.
Egbos, Ronald C.
Eguia, Kate Emerald K.
Empeynado, Gianine Luigi C.
Encabo, Airleen N.
Enildas, Celeste S.
Enon, Nilo E.
Epong, Desseree Joy T.
Eribal, Gemelyn S.
Estacio, Paul Michael G.
Flores, Evangeline O.
Galaura, Fe C.
Ganzon, Renato Jr. C.
Garcia, Christine T.
bańez, Rinaruth P.
cao, Boris Guy L.
Jauhali, Nur-Hassan I.
Jondanero, Rexon E. I.
Jumalon, Darrell M.
Kagatan, Joyce Katherine P.
Kho, Sheila V.
Labidon, Marife S.
Lagutin, Glyn L.
Laja, Sitti Pearlshia A.
Lampa, Hexelon B.
Laranjo, Charity C.
Leones, Jaime Jr.
Leones, Julie Ann P.
Licayan, Joel Chris D.
Logronio, Milafaye B.
Luisen, Ralf Domino Q.
Mabilog, Junine A.
Magsalay, Mark Gerald O.
Mangubat, Janet a G.
Maningo, Mira Lie G.
Marcial, Dianne Jo B.
Mariano, Bryan F.
Martinez, Katherine T.
|Melodia, Restituta C.
Merced, Jan Kirby M.
Mirafuentes, Loyalty B.
Montano, Jean Renzo S.
Nieves, Ma. Cristabel
Obordo, Josephine Z.
Ocupe, Marilyn L.
Olasiman, Germille S.
Oracoy, Kreezy Gae A.
Paalisbo, Shielamae S.
Palomares, Zosimo Jr. G.
Pango, Johanna L.
Pardillo, Francis Albert M.
Pardillo, Maria Meniresa M.
Patangan, John Nichol B.
Patangan, Mary June L.
Portacio, Ma. Vener I.
Quilapquilap, Cherry Mae A.
Quiniquito, Leizel I.
Quirante, Roseller E.
Ramoga, Fiel Angelo
Razo, James Julius E.
Recto, Loradel M.
Regencia, Krisjane Y.
Repaja, Albert B.
Reyes, Mirasol R.
Romero, Jeralden B.
Saso, Francis Harry C.
Saumay, Maewan G.
Soriano, Marigene C.
Sulit, Norman Timothy Y.
Tabiliran, Kathrina R.
Tabiliran, Leseth P.
Tamayo, Julie Ann C.
Tan, Jewel Nicole R..
Teope, Dave Christopher
Ubando, Emilio Jr. S.
Vasquez, Hazel Mae D.
Veradio, Maricon Celeste C.
Vergara, Ma. Theresa C.
Villanueva, Reger I C.
Villanueva, Reger II C.
Villanueva Whitney Rose M.
Yumo, Annie Joan T.
Yurong, Lovella Corazon
Tungod sa pag-release sa bugas bisan dunay gipasakang kaso batok rice
4 NFA EMPLOYEES GIKIHA SA NBI
mga kawani sa National Food Authority kon NFA sa Gulayon ning dakbayan sa
Dipolog ang nag-atubang karon ug kasong administratibo nga gipasaka sa
National Bureau of Investigation gumikan sa pag-released sa bugas nga
nakonpiskar sa Task Force on Food Security nga nasakpan sa akto nga nag-rebag
ug nag-resack ug NFA rice atol sa pag-ronda nga gihimo sa usa ka bodega
didto sa Poblacion North sakop sa lungsod sa Polanco niadtung Hulyo 12,
ka mga empleyado nga gikiha sa NBI Sub-Office dinhi sa Dipolog mao sila si
Portia M. Garate, Efren E. Delantar, ug Archie T. Bangcale nga nakabase sa
NFA, Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Office ug Geraldine R. Velasco, NFA
Regional Office IX, Zamboanga City parehong nag-atubang ug kasong paglapas
sa Sec. 3 (e) Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices
together with other high ranking government officials met with
President Gloria Arroyo at the Pulauan Wharf of the city of Dapitan.
(February 20, 2009)
Edwin G. Bernido
Herewith is an excerpt, from the life testimony of Brother
Bill Benjamin, our visitor here in our city. He is the International
Director of Disciple Making International, together with him are other
Canadian Missionaries who are here for a mission.
is Bill Benjamin and I live in Washington State, USA. I am a retired
consider it a privilege to come to your country to share about the Good
News of Jesus Christ and what He has done in my life.
accepted Christ, I though I was a fairly successful person in most
everything I did. My job as a vice-president in a shipyard was very
gratifying. My wife and three daughters had many things. I though I had
Herewith is an excerpt, from the life testimony of
Brother Bill Benjamin, our visitor here in our city. He is the
International Director of Disciple Making International; together
with him are other Canadian Missionaries who are here for a mission.
years of marriage my wife said she wanted a divorce. Work had been and
was my priority in life, she said. I could do nothing to change her
mind. I was afraid I would lose my family. My oldest daughter invited
the family to go to an Easter service. I had not been to church for many
years. That day I heard and understood the message that God loves me as
we read in John 3:16. And if I am a child of God, John 1:12, He will
never leave me, Hebrews 13:5.
same week I visited that Pastor. He explained how we have all done wrong
like it is written in Romans 3:10 “There is no one righteous, not even
one.” There are consequences for our wrongs, but God offered true
forgiveness through Jesus Christ. we read in 1 John 1:9 “If we confess
our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify
us from all unrighteousness.” I couldn’t go on this way. So I trusted
and believed in Jesus because He died on the cross to save us from our
sins as his word says in Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for
us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
try to be the person God wants me to be by reading the Bible many times a
week, praying and doing as God says. I have peace in my life plus a
purpose for living and a hope always.
I pray that you will see your need and follow this God who
created you. Jesus said in Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you are weary
and burdened, and I will give you rest.” He wants to give you forgiveness
of your sins, peace and eternal life.
(Press Freedom, Vol. XXI
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WAYS TO WELLNESS
HOLDS BARRED (002) February 22, 2009
By Ike Seńeres
According to the surveys, the three most
important human needs or concerns of Filipinos nowadays are livelihood,
peace & order and standard of living. To that, I will add food security
which I think is also important.
There is a new interpretation of “wellness” that
is emerging nowadays. This interpretation expands the original scope of
“wellness” to cover not just “physical wellness”, but also “spiritual
wellness”, “financial wellness” and “environmental wellness”.
The Human Development Index (HDI) method of the
United Nations measures annual increases or decreases in per capita
income, life expectancies and literacy rates. To that, I think that we
should also add and measure the annual “eco-safety” scores of member
There appears to be no existing method of
measuring the ecological safety scores of countries as of now. Towards
this goal, I think that we could come up with a general weighted average
for particular scores in water safety, air quality and soil or land
Personally speaking, I think that we should pass
and implement certain sets of national standards that would ensure and
support the human needs of our country in relation to the broadened
meaning of wellness and the expanded HDI measures.
To be more specific, I could see that a national
standard for organic agriculture would support our physical wellness. A
national standard for intelligent infrastructure would support our
spiritual wellness, because it would feed our minds in a way that would
uplift our spirits. A national standard for light manufacture or clean
manufacturing would support our financial wellness, because it would
create new jobs in urban areas aside from supporting urban renewal. And
lastly, a national standard for green architecture would support our
environmental wellness, because it would improve the ecological safety of
our buildings and surroundings.
Summing it up together, livelihood would give us
financial wellness, boosted by light manufacture standards, and it would
also increase our per capita incomes. Food security would give us physical
wellness, boosted by organic agriculture standards and it would also
increase our life expectancies. A better standard of living would give us
spiritual wellness, boosted by intelligent infrastructure standards and it
would also increase our literacy rates as we gain more access to
substantive content. And lastly, peace & order would give us environmental
wellness, boosted by green architecture standards and it would also
increase our eco-safety scores.
Looking at this in another way, light manufacture
standards would give us more livelihoods, thus increasing our per capita
incomes. Organic agriculture standards would give us food security thus
increasing our life expectancies. Intelligent infrastructure standards
would give us a higher standard of living, thus enhancing our spiritual
wellness. Green architecture standards would increase our ecological
safety, thus contributing to our environmental wellness.
Blazing the trail for everyone to follow, Makati
City Mayor Jejomar Binay has already announced the granting of incentives
to existing and future building owners who would adopt green architecture
standards. Earlier than that, he has already granted incentives to
building owners who would adopt intelligent infrastructure standards.
Eventually, we should pass national laws that
would require the implementation of these standards. Meanwhile, the next
logical step is to conduct research & development studies towards this
objective, through our colleges and universities. In this connection, I
will ask the University Consortium for Resource Networking (UNICORN) to
lead this move. UNICORN is a member of the United National Integrated
Development Alliance (UNIDA).
Many prospective development partners have
expressed an interest to bring these four ways to wellness in their
localities, including of course the expanded HDI measures. Recently I have
been in touch with contacts from Palawan and Isabela, who want to bring
these ways to their Tagbanua and Dumagat communities, respectively.
Looking at the totality of these ideas, we are
really talking about the convergence of a dozen development directions
that are now combined in a 3 X 4 matrix. I would welcome any assistance in
developing this matrix further to make it more complete.
Starting on February 24, there will be a weekly
“Ways to Wellness” (W2W) Fellowship every Tuesday night from 6 to 9 PM at
Our Father’s Coffee in Robinson’s Galleria in Ortigas Center. Participants
will share about their experiences in any of the four ways of wellness
from 6 to 8 PM. From 8 to 9 PM, there will be karaoke singing. This event
is open to everyone.
Email email@example.com or text me at +639293605140. Watch
my TV show “KA IKING LIVE” every Friday from 930 to 1030 PM in Destiny
Cable Channel 3. Tune in to “KAPIT-BAYAN” in DWIZ 882 KHZ 5 to 6 PM Mon to
Fri. Embrace the GREEN THRUST lifestyle. Eat right, Do right.
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