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9 private schools in EV allowed to increase fees
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VOL. XXV NO. XLIII SATURDAY MAY 25, 2013 P10.00 IN TACLOBAN
Rep. Neil BenedictMontejo said the party-list garnered more than540,000 votes, whichguarantee them one con-gressional seat.During the 2010 elec-tions, the An Waray wasable to secure two con-gressional seats as repre-sented by Montejo andRep. Florencio “Bem”Noel.Noel, who was on histhird and last term as acongressman represent-ing the party-list group,ran but lost for mayor of Tacloban.
“About 85% of An Waray 
TACLOBANCITY—Nine privatecolleges here in theregion were allowedby the Commissionon Higher Education(CHEd) to increasetheir school fees forthis school year.
Libertad Garcia,CHEd regional director,said that 14 private col-leges have petitioned butonly nine were granted toincrease their school feesaer complying with therequirements asked by their o ce.Approved applicationswere from ABE Interna-tional College of Busi-ness and Accountancy TACLOBAN CITY –All members of House of Representative from theregion are multi-million-aires, according to their2012 Statement of Assetsand Liabilities and Net-worths (SALNs).Leyte 1st districtRep. Ferdinand MartinRomualdez, who ranks6th based on the sum-mary report of the SALNsled by 278 members of the House, is the richestamong solons in EasternVisayas, had a net worthof P474.181,702.59 mil-lion.Second richest in theregion is celebrity-turned-politician Leyte 4th dis-
Reelected Rep. Neil Benedict Montejo of An Waray party-list 
9 private schools in EVallowed to increase fees
Tacloban, AMA Com-puter Learning Cen-ter (ACLC) Tacloban,ACLC Ormoc, Jose Na- varro Polytechnic Col-lege in Kananga, Leyte;St. Michael’s College,Systems Technology Institute (STI) College,Sto. Niño College, andWestern Leyte College,all in Ormoc City.Aside from thosethat did not meet the re-quirements, one collegewaived to continue theirpetition to hike fees thisschool year.It was learned thatschools seeking to in-crease tuition and
en-rollment fees mustcomply with certain re-quirements such as proof of consultations with
BY REYAN L. ARINTO
to page 3trict Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, whose 2012SALN shows a net worthof P179.603,299.40. Sheranks 13th among thewealthiest in the House.Southern Leyte lonedistrict Rep. Roger Mer-cado, who is 77th rich-est congressman in thecountry, was listed thirdin the region with a networth of P46,700,000.00.Rep. Sergio Apos-tol of Leyte’s 2nd dis-trict had a net worth of P45,134,950.00, the re-gion’s fourth richest
so-lon and the country’s 81st.Eastern Samar Rep.Ben Evardone (lone dis-
2012 SALNs show allEV solons aremulti-millionaires
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An Waray among party-listdeclared winner by Comelec
TACLOBAN CITY – e Commission on Elections(Comelec), sitting as National Board of Canvasser, hasproclaimed An Waray party-list as one of the 14 winners in the May 13 midterm polls yesterday.to page 7
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Saturday, 25 May 2013
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e Comelec grantedBEI members P4,000each on poll duty, in-cluding P3,000 hono-rarium; P500 transpor-tation allowance, andP500 for testing andsealing the voting ma-chines.is year’s pay isP1,000 higher as com-pared to the 2010 na-tional and local elec-tions.
(SARWELL Q.MENIANO)
also a way of reinforcingthe work assignments of the city-hired street clean-ers and guiding the publicto sustain the cleanlinessin Tacloban.Councilor Romualdezadded that in her thirdterm, Tacloban wouldbe a more progressive,more beautiful and love-lier city.
 
(EDEN BENUSA-REYES)
TACLOBAN CITY-In order to have a goodflow of legislative actionin the Sangguniang Pan-lungsod (SP), Bernardita“Bering” Valenzuela,who is the informationofficer of the city gov-ernment of Tacloban,requested reelectedCouncilor Neil Glova tobe more supportive withthe plans of Mayor Al-fred Romualdez as longas it is for the improve-ment and betterment of the city.In an interview withLeyte Samar Daily Ex-
allow the right person toclaim.“If we will return cashcards to our main o ce,it will take longer time torelease the pay,” he added.Releases of honorariahave been done since lastweek and majority of themore than 10,000 BEImembers have already received the benetsthrough their either bank accounts or cash cards,according to the o cial.some cash cards werenamed aer teachers whodid not serve as BEIs.“Election o ces toldmen me that there arecash cards named aerteachers who were notable to serve during elec-tions. We want to makesure that those who willreceive the pay are theright person,” he added.Field o ces were in-structed to have the cardbearer sign a weaver toTACLOBAN CITY– Glitches were notedby the Commission onElections (Comelec) onthe releases of pay forteachers who served asboard of election inspec-tors (BEIs) during theMay 13 polls in the re-gion.Lawyer Veronico Pet-alcorin, Comelec actingregional director, saidthat provincial o ceshave been reporting that
Comelec-8 says releases of pay to teacherswho served during polls face problem
Clean up drive in Tacloban to resume
force are Engr. Dionesio dePaz (CEO), Evelyn L. Cor-dero (CGSO), Teola H.Brosas (HRMDO), Daisy Cinco (City Admin. O ce),Ret. Col. Salvador Estudillo(TOMECO/ CDRRMO)and Architect Danilo Fuen-tebella (O ce of the Build-ing O cials).Meanwhile, the regu-lar Saturday clean-up cam-paign will continue as it isTacloban, Syudad ngaMahusay’ campaign since2007.This special clean upactivity is undertaken ontop of the regular every other Saturday clean upparticipated in by all de-partment heads and em-ployees of the city govern-ment.Comprising the post-election clean-up drive task TACLOBAN CITY—With the 2013 midtermelections already in thebackseat, the city gov-ernment of Tacloban isseriously working for itspost-election clean upactivities to maintain thecity’s cleanliness.So said reelectedCouncilor Cristina Gon-zales Romualdez, who isalso behind the ‘Limpyopress, Valenzuela saidthat she had a talked withreelected Councilor Glo- va during the proclama-tion of all the city win-ners of the May 13,2013elections in which shepersonally congratulat-ed him for retaining hiscouncil seat.“In the next threeyears, I hope CouncilorGlova will never opposeany plans of the city gov-ernment of Tacloban justlike what he did in theprevious years,” Valenzu-ela said.In order to uplift thelife of every Taclobanon,Valenzuela also said thatshe requested Glova tobe supportive with theplans of the city govern-ment under Mayor Ro-mualdez.“I know he loves Ta-cloban just like MayorAlfred in which they both aim for uplifting thelife of every Taclobanon,Valenzuela said.“Neil must think not just for himself but forevery Taclobanon whoalso needs him,” Valen-zuela added.Glova was get anotherfresh term running underdefeated mayoralty betFlorencio “Bel” Montejotogether with reelectedCouncilor Jerry Uy.“He must have his ownpolitical adviser, not justthe political advisers of his party but an adviserwho can go to the grass-roots,” Valenzuela said.On the other hand,Valenzuela is expectinga strong partnership be-tween Vice Mayor-electJerry “Sambo” Yaokasinand reelected Mayor Al-fred Romualdez.
(RYANGABRIEL L. ARCENAS)
Valenzuela asks Councilor Glova to be moresupportive to plans of Mayor Romualdez’
(Northern Samar 2nd) whoreported a net worth of P12,260,250.25, the coun-try’s 203rd richest solon,based on an e-copy of sum-mary obtained by Leyte Sa-mar Daily Express.Following the North-ern Samar’s political king-pin is Rep. Jose CarlosCari with a net worth of P11,921,420.00. He is the re-gion’s 11th and the country’s208th richest among Housemembers.e region’s poorest con-gressman is also a million-aire. Samar 1st district Rep.Mel Senen Sarmiento hada net worth P3,000,741.84. He ranks 264th of the 278solons who led their 2012SALNs.Northern Samar 1st dis-trict Rep. Raul Daza has norecords in the 2012 summa-ry but in 2011 record, he hada net worth P34,213,305.00.
(SARWELL Q. MENIANO)
trict) reported his net worthas P40,213,610.00. He’s the88th wealthiest member of the House and the region’s5th.In the 6th place is Samarpolitical dynasty’s matriarchRep. Milagrosa Tan (2nd dis-trict). She had a net worth of P32,406,720.00. She’s 107thrichest House member na-tionwide.An Waray party-listRepresentatives Neil Bene-dict Montejo and FlorencioNoel, emerged as the region’s7th and 8th richest con-gressmen with a net worthof P17,790,000.00 and P15million, respectively. Monte- jo ranks 167th in the overalllist while Noel lands in the186th place.Leyte 3rd Rep. AndresSalvacion had a networth P14,3 million, theregion’s ninth richestsolon and the country’s195th.e 10th rich-est is Rep. Emil Ong
2012 SALNs
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Other approaches in-clude the integration of les-sons for Science classes inGrade 7 on climate change,waste segregation and pol-lution and their consequenteects.Also, Citizen’s Army Training (CAT) for highschools seniors has beenexpanded to include threemore areas for students tofocus on—civic work, com-munity service and law en-forcement training.Gozon added moduleson disaster preparednesshave been used in the al-ternative learning system(ALS).“We are continuous-ly conducting quarterly earthquake and re drillsin school to educate chil-dren on these hazards andhow to respond to each of these when the need aris-es,” Gozon said.
(REYAN L.ARINTO)
TACLOBAN CITY– e municipal govern-ment of Palompon, Leyte,is gearing up to be thenext top tourist destina-tion in the region, thisaer two internationalcruise ships visited theirtown early this year.Cleo Rivera, towntourism o cer, said thatKalanggaman Island isthe priority areas thatthey are promoting fortourists to visit.Last April, around 300foreign tourists and 80crewmembers visited theisland aboard MV Eu-ropa, a cruise ship thatearned them P163, 000from the entrance fees.e original destina-tion of the cruise shipwas Malapascua Island of Cebu but the captain of the ship decided to dock at Kalanggaman Islandfor a short barbeque stopbut was extended up to 12hours.Just this month, an-other cruise ship MSBremen of Hapag-LloydCruises of Germany 
storage and product load-ing.INGASCO is 70 percentowned by its mother com-pany Taiyo Nippon SansoCorporation (TNSC), amajor supplier of indus-trial gases such as oxygen,nitrogen and argon to awide range of industries,including the steel, chemi-cal, electronics, automobile,construction, shipbuilding,and food industries.e company also de- velops and manufacturesgas-applied devices andequipment and plays a vi-tal role in the frontiers of science and environmentalpreservation, as well as theJapan National HydrogenProject.Aside from its industrialgas business, the corpora-tion is also involved in thesupplying medical oxygenand other high-quality gas-es to medical institutions.
(SUNNEX)
 vent and mitigate hazardsfrom becoming a majordisaster. With the integra-tion of DRR in education,children in schools will beequipped with knowledgeand skills that would lessenthe impact of disasters thatmay strike their localities,”Gozon added.Eastern Visayas wasrated as one of the regionswith very high risk of geo-physical hazards particu-larly ooding, earthquakesand landslides.Typhoons usually batterthe region that causes heavy downpour and results toooding in some low-lyingareas.Gozon said DepEd hasintegrated DRR into thelearning curriculum by way of including in the lessonplans in Makabayan (socialstudies) classes in Grade 6the wise use of natural re-sources.TACLOBAN CITY—Principles of disaster pre-paredness are now fully integrated in all secondary and tertiary schools herein the region, according toan o cial of the O ce of Civil Defense (OCD-8).Rey Gozon, OCD-8regional director, said aerthe eectivity of the Phil-ippine Disaster Risk Re-duction and Management(DRRM) Act of 2010, theDepartment of Education(DepEd) has included di-saster preparedness inthe curriculum of publicschools.“About two years ago,DepEd has sent theirteachers and school ad-ministrators to undergotraining to mainstreamdisaster risk reduction(DRR) and management,”Gozon said.“e education sec-tor has a key role to pre-
Disaster preparedness now part of high school studies
term sheet between IN-GASCO and CDC duringthe Chief Executive’s state visit to Japan.e fuel facility will belocated in a 32,928 squaremeter area along Panday Pira Avenue.e project will includethe installation of mechani-cal and electrical equipmentused for air separation suchas cryogenic distillationcolumn, multi-stage aircompressors, pumps, elec-trical substation, coolingtowers, and cryogenic stor-age tanks, among others.Once fully operational,INGASCO will be capableof supplying nitrogen, ar-gon, and oxygen to bigClark-based rms likeTexas Instruments (TI) andPhoenix SemiconductorPhilippines Corporation(PSPC), and other elec-tronic and semiconductorcompanies.e facility will have anoutput capacity of 10,100Nm3 per hour for the pro-duction of liquid oxygen(LOX), liquid nitrogen(LIN), and liquid argon(LAR), including majorprocess areas in ltration,air compression, pre-puri-cation, liquefaction andseparation/distillation,CLARK FREEPORT-- A leading Japanese in-dustrial gas rm will beinvesting P1.35 billion forthe establishment of an airseparation facility here,the Clark DevelopmentCorporation (CDC) an-nounced.Masahiko Kitabatake,president of INGASCO,Inc., on Monday led thegroundbreaking ceremony for the establishment of anair separation facility proj-ect of Taiyo Nippon SansoClark, Inc., a whole subsid-iary of INGASCO, Inc.According to ProjectManager Noel Ret Sampol,Taiyo Nippon Sanso Clark,Inc. will pour P1.35 billionfor the project and willemploy some 30 personnelduring its initial construc-tion phase and at least 300workers once the facility isfully operational.CDC President ArthurP. Tugade, in his speech,described the ground-breaking ceremony as atimely event. At the same,Tugade also pledged theCDC’s commitment andsupport to the company.In 2011, President Be-nigno Simeon Aquino IIIwitnessed the signing of areservation agreement and
Gas rm pours P1.35-B forClark air separation plant
boarding 150 Europeantourists also visited theisland aer their visit inBohol.Aside from foreigntourists, the island hadalso been drawing localtourists especially since itwas promoted by formerLeyte governor and now Energy Secretary CarlosJericho Petilla as a touristspot in the Visayas.To ensure that the is-land’s pristine beauty andmaintain its sorround-ings, Rivera said that thelocal government unitsdid not construct any physical feature in the is-land except for comfortrooms or toilets.“Lodging facilities areavailable in the mainlandbut if they want to stay inthe island they can camp-out there,” said Rivera.Another tourist desti-nation in Palompon thatthey are promoting isthe Tabuk Marine Park and Fish Sanctuary thatis also called by locals asthe “Bat Kingdom” wherethousands of sleeping gi-ant fruit bats are seenhanging upside downatop the mangrove trees.At the northwest sideof the mangrove forest,at the section dubbed by locals as the “Bat King-dom,” one would ndthousands of sleeping gi-ant fruit bats hanging up-side down atop the man-grove trees.ere are ve speciesof the fruits bats seen inthe island among which isthe Giant Golden-CrownFlying Fox, an endemic tothe country.is is a rare fruit batconsidered the largestknown bat in the world.e species is endangeredand is currently facingthe possibility of extinc-tion due to poachers andfood hunters.“Generally tourismactivity in our town is very productive and theLGU priority is to sustainand preserve, balancedeco-system to invite moretourists to visit our town,”Rivera added.
(ROEL AM-AZONA)
Kalanggaman Island next tourism showcase of EV 
students and parents andstatement of account of their operation to justify the increase based on ex-penses incurred in previ-ous years.
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The average tuitionfee hike of the privatecolleges was pegged at7% or P26.21 per unit.There was also an aver-age increase of 7.56% forother fees or P310.73.Pursuant to CHEdMemorandum OrderNo. (CMO) 3, series of 2012, all higher educa-tion institutions thatplan to increase tu-ition and other fees forthe next academic yearshould submit a propos-al alongside pertinentdocuments to CHEd re-gional offices on or be-fore April 1.Under guidelines is-sued in 2012, CHEdhad insisted that schooladministrators hold apublic consultation withtheir stakeholders to ex-plain the basis of theirtuition increases.The lack of publicconsultation would bea ground to deny theapplication.
(REYAN L.ARINTO)

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