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THE ESSENCE OF LEADERSHIP
Diamonds, they say, are just charcoals which hardened and crystallized under extreme pressure.
The true character of a leader is seen during times of crisis and conflict.
Yesterday, following the attack staged by members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) in Barangay Tibao in my hometown, M'lang, I saw a picture of my younger brother, Mayor Joselito "Lito" Pinol, apparently communicating with his people while the firefight was going on.
No, he was not in his office. He was right in the place where the attack was staged by the BIFF.
I talked to him by phone shortly after the attack at about 5 a.m. and told him to be careful because I know my brother's character.
I was right, he was in Tibao.
Now, I am not writing this article to praise Mayor Lito because he is my brother but to emphasize one thing - in these times of crisis when people are gripped with fear, leaders must be with their people.
For me, this is the essence of leadership. A leader must lead. He must continue walking even if he and his people are tired, he must stand up even if his people have slumped on the ground and he must prove to his people that he is one with them.
Soldier's widow vows to nurture child away from violence
MLANG, North Cotabato – Gloom was cast all over the sky as if the heavens cried when the casket of 29-year old Army Special Forces member Cpl. Adonis Alejo arrived on this town on Wednesday.
The emotion held by his family must have reached the heavens too as there were flashing and roaring above as his casket was being lowered from the funeral car.
Alejo's body finally arrived home in Barangay Tibao here, two days after he was killed during a heavy clash between his unit and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) gunmen in Pikit town.
Alejo's unit was part of the reinforcement and blocking forces deployed by the military following the attack by BIFF men in Midsayap town, which is adjacent to Pikit.
When he left for duty on Sept. 22, Rebeca Alejo said her husband pledged to return a week later so they could finalize their plan to buy a farm lot near their house “for the future of our two children.”
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PNP, Army, MILF play friendly game
MLANG, North Cotabato—(The Mindanao Cross)--An estimated 3000 crowd trooped to the Freedom Park here on Friday last week to witness the first ever basketball friendly game between the combine team of policemen and army and local command of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
Mlang LGU schedules of 62nd Founding anniversary
Mayor Joselito F. Pinol has announced the schedule of simple activities during the 62nd anniversary of the town on August 1-3, 2013.
On August 1, the mayor will report to the people of Mlang his accomplishments and other plans for the remaining 3-year term as the father of the town.
Here are the other schedules for the town’s foundation anniversary;
1:00-Basketball friendship game between
Mlang PNP/Army 10th SF coy vs Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)
LGU Mlang vs guest from other town
Footbal festival (grassroot age 6-11) and Junior and Senior tournament
5:00PM-Search for Mutya ng Mlang 2013
August 3 (Saturday)
Civic and Military parade
Culmination program at the town plaza
Drum and lyre exhibition
Silent drill (10th Special Forces Company)
1PM-Amateur and professional boxing
6PM-Concert of Himalayan Band (former Asin) at the town plaza.
Go Mlang Bulahan ka!
Anti-schistosomiasis on in Mlang town
MLANG, North Cotabato ---(Mindanao Cross)- The Municipal Health Office (MHO) has strengthened its campaign in eliminating schistosomiasis in various villages here, the town doctor said.
Mlang Health Officer Dr. Glecerio Sotea said their team conducted Schistosomiasis Mass Drug Administration in at least six endemic villages here.
Sotea named the six villages as Gaunan, Lepaga, Buayan, Dugong, Dunguan, and Inas.
“We just do it every five years in our town,” Sotea said.
The town’s health officer called on the constituents to visit their office and avail the services once they suspect the symptoms of the disease.
“Let us cooperate in order to eliminate schistosomiasis in our town,” Dr. Sotea appealed.
The MHO has served thousands of constituents and was given health attention in the past years since the fight against schistosomiasis was implemented several years ago.Add a comment
Mutya ng Mlang Candidate 2013
Photos: Official candidates for Mutya ng Mlang 2013 during their courtesy call to the office of the municipal mayor Joselito Pinol on Monday morning. From left to right: 1. Leah C. Capislastique, 2. Alyssa B. Ygana, 3. Madonna C. Dastas, 4. Doneta Mae A. Dimalaluan, 5. Cindy M. Chavez, 6. Merelie N. fernando, 7. Shyrine May S. Muyco, 8. Monica Dela Cruz, 9. Diane N. Pantilgan and 10. Shara Joy P. Constantinopla.Add a comment
Chikungunya downs 100 students in N. Cotabato
KIDAPAWAN CITY — At least 100 high school students of the Nuevabida National High School in the town of Mlang, North Cotabato, were diagnosed as having symptoms of chikungunya and are under observation, a local health official said.
From job order employee to teacher: 30-year-old Yunos Marato achieves his dream
MLANG, North Cotabato-Philippines- Perseverance and love of work. These were the characteristic traits driving 30-year-old Maguindanawon Yunos Marato as he pursued his dream to become teacher in spite of the many hardships he encountered in life.
For Marato, achieving success was a very long journey. But despite the difficulties he encountered while working as a job order employee of the local government unit in Mlang, North Cotabato, he exerted all means to balance his works and studies. He was 22 years old at the time of his hiring, back in 2005.
Marato was given janitorial tasks at the town plaza, and at the same time, handled the cleaning of the public comfort rooms at the town’s public market and municipal hall offices.
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August 23, 2013
ADDENDUM NO. 1
This Addendum No. 1 is issued to qualified bidders that the opening of bids for the Supply of Materials for the Construction of Municipal Sanitary Landfill (Phase IV) is reset to September 3, 2013 at the Mayor’s Conferenc Room, Municipal Hall, Mlang, Cotabato.
This shall form an integral part of the Bid Documents.
For guidance and information of all concerned.
(SGD) ROGER M. CORDERO
Municipal Administrator/BAC Chairman
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