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NEWS Christmas in EV ‘generally peaceful’ - Soria
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Hundreds evacuated as typhoon ‘Quinta’ hit EV
BY JOEY A. GABIETA Staffwriter

NYC asks support from RDC-8 on PYDP
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DOH: Fireworks injuries rise to 44
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TACLOBAN CITY - Over 500 passengers were stranded in various sea terminals in Southern Leyte and in Northern Samar as typhoon Quinta spawned intense rains and strong winds across Eastern Visayas on Christmas Day.

Christmas ‘yesterday’, a look back; thanks, again, LMWD!
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“A Sea Vegetable Gamet named RP President recommended for Sea Farming”
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Heavy rains spawned by typhoon “Quinta’” flooded on Tuesday Marasbaras district in Tacloban City.


Only one firecracker incident victim reported at EVRMC
Sun and clouds mixed with a slight chance of thunderstorms during the a ernoon. High 87F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.


TACLOBAN CITY- Thanks to the intense (EVRMC) during the Christmas eve celebrarains spawned by Quinta, not a single inci- tion. dent on firecracker use was recorded at the The EVRMC is the biggest governmentEastern Visayas Regional Medical Center to page 7

Also, about 90 families(401 persons) were evacuated in various areas in the region, to inlcude here in Tacloban, as part of the preemptive measure instituted by the local government units. Records from Coast Guard stations in Maasin City in Southern Leyte and in Catbalogan City, Samar have indicated that about 572 passengers were stranded since December 25 at various terminals. “We will not allow any vessel to travel until the Pagasa lift storm signal in the region,” apprentice Eman Barron of the Catbalogan Coast Guard station whose station covers the ports located in Samar Island. Storm signals across the region, however, were lifted yesterday morning by the Pagasa(Philippine
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Christmas in EV ‘generally peaceful’ - Soria
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Christmas celebrations in Eastern Visayas was generally peaceful except for two fire incidents on Christmas eve and a burglary incident monitored by the police, Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio Soria said. “While the people in the region are enjoying the Christmas eve and Christmas day celebrations with their families and loved ones, our policemen were on duty patrolling the streets so that our citizens can celebrate and enjoy the holidays peacefully,” Soria added. Soria noted the only incident that marred Christmas Day was a burglary in a parish convent in Tacloban City and two separate fires that hit a residential house in Tacloban City and public market of Can-avid in Eastern Samar. The region’s top police official has ordered a massive hunt for the thieves who carted away the personal belongings of Rev. Fr. Aaron Quilanita of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish along Maharlika Highway in Brgy. 78, Marasbaras, Tacloban City. Investigators disclosed that the suspects may have entered between 1:00 o’ clock to 3:00 o’ clock in the morning of December 25 by bending the window grills of the parish convent. When the suspect/s were already inside, they went to experience some rains which could still trigger landslide or flooding incidents. Gozon, who is also the regional director of the Office of Civil Defense, said that by being alert, damage to properties and loss to lives could be averted. “The people should heed informations from the authorities as these informations are for their safety,” Gozon said. With an improved weather, flights going Tacloban to Manila were not cancelled, according to the second floor and since the room of the Parish Priest was locked, they opened the sliding door leading to the terrace and using the cantilever on the side, went to the window of the room of Fr. Quilanita, bended the welded portion of the window grills and from there gain entry to the room. The burglars carted away one unit Apple laptop computer worth P60,000.00; four wristwatches branded Fossil, Bullova, Mossimo and Dilligaf wristwatch; one unit LCD projector and two mobile phones. In Sunnyville Subdivision in Manlurip, Brgy. San Jose also in Tacloban City, fire hit the house of Central Bank employee Allen Boquin at around to a report from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines. Based on the monitoring of the Coast Guard as of 10 a.m.on Wednesday,50 passengers were stranded at Balwarteco port in Allen, Northern Samar with four passanger vessels;15 cargo trucks and 13 buses. Meantime, the Coast Guard in Maasin City, which covers Southern Leyte and western part of Leyte, said that 522 passengers were stranded since Christmas Day. Seawoman II Ger7:30 in the evening of Christmas eve, damaging the kitchen with an estimated P50,000 worth of damages. Earlier that day, fire also hit the rear portion of Can-avid Public market in Eastern Samar with estimated damages amounting to two million pesos. Soria said earlier that though PRO8 had not monitored any security threats during the Yuletide season, it raised its security alert status to ensure a peaceful Yuletide celebration. “We will also conduct crackdown on the sale of illegal firecrackers and pyrotechnics to prevent injuries and incidents as the New Year’s celebrations draws near,” Soria said. (PINSP ROMUEL NACAR) maine Montezon said that as of 9 a.m., 130 passengers are stranded at the port of Bato, Leyte with two vessels and three rolling cargoes. At the port of Liloan, Southern Leyte,316 passengers remain at the said port along with two vessels and 17 rolling cargoes. At the port of Benit, San Ricardo,also in Southern Leyte, 76 passengers were stranded with 24 rolling cargoes. The stranded passengers were either bound for Cebu, Bohol or Lipata


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Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Service). Quinta made two landfalls in the region; first at the Homonhon Island off Guiuan town in Eastern Samar and in Abuyog town, Leyte. Rey Gozon, regional chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, said that all local disaster councils were still advised to be on alert considering that the region continues

in Surigao del Norte. Meantime, two minor landslides were seen in Barangay Cahupian and in Barangay Pancho Villa, both in Sogod, Southern

Leyte. No damage was reported by the regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways due to the incident.
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NYC asks support from RDC-8 on PYDP
TACLOBAN CITY – The National Youth Commission is soliciting the support of the Eastern Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) on the adoption of the Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) for 2012 to 2016. The RDC’s Social Development Committee recently endorsed the five-year plan for deliberation in RDC meetings next year. The measure calls for government agencies to mainstream PYDP in their programs, projects, and activities. “This is a product of regional and national consultations that involved the local government units, national government agencies, private sector, and registered youth organizations nationwide,” said NYC Commissioner Erwin Andaya. Andaya said that endorsement from RDCs is a big boost to their advocacy for convergence of program implementer at the national and local levels. The plan aims to achieve improved enabling conditions for youth participation in governance, society and development; increased contribution of and benefit for the youth in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals; and improved access to quality basic services and social protection. Republic 8044 calls for the establishment of a national comprehensive and coordinated program on youth development, which includes the formulation and implementation of Youth Development Plan, which complements the Philippine Development Plan.

DOH: Fireworks injuries rise to 44
MANILA -- Fortyfour individuals celebrated New Year’s Day ahead of everyone else and paid dearly for it as they celebrate Christmas Day suffering from fireworkrelated injuries. Figures in the latest “Aksyon: Paputok Injury Reduction (Apir)” Surveillance Report of the Department of Health (DOH) show that there were a total of 44 firework-related injuries reported to sentinel hospitals as of 6 a.m. of De-

es was the one in Compostela Valley, wherein a cember 25. 22-year-old male picked “This is one case or up a Super Lolo, which two percent higher com- exploded in his hand. pared to the same period The victim lost his right last year,” DOH said. thumb, index and middle Worst among the cas- fingers to the blast.

Thirty-four (77 percent) other injuries did not require amputation, while eight (18 percent) sustained eye injuries. Only one case require amputation, DOH said. More than two out of every five (41 percent) injuries were caused by piccolo, which had long been banned in the country. More than half or 55 percent of the cases (24) happened to active users, or those who directly use firecrackers. Also, four of the cases (9 percent) happened to people under the influence of alcohol, while 14 (32 percent) of the injuries happened to children below 10 years old. Majority of the cases came from Metro Manila with 14 (32 percent); followed by Western Visayas at eight (18 percent); and Zamboanga Peninsula at five (11 percent). There were no reported deaths, stray-bullet cases, and firecracker ingestions. The DOH has commissioned a total of 50 hospitals nationwide to do the reporting of fireworks-related injuries.


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Mind what you eat
hristmas and New Year are like twin celebrations held in a row during both of which people prepare abundant and sumptuous foods on their tables to greet the two events. It is then during this time that people could eat to their heart’s content, end up in the hospital, or even die of gluttony if moderation is not observed. Since not all foods are good for one’s health as some could even ruin it, people with particular diseases and are disallowed to eat certain foods should guard themselves against those. They should not give in to the lure of delicious foods whose intake would just bring them harm than good. They should avoid them as much as possible or else they might impair their health and drain their pockets. For sure, the holiday season should be for one’s enjoyment and relaxation together with friends


and loved ones. But if one is not careful enough, the food-laden festivities could trigger some illness attacks. Foods with high cholesterol content, or uric acid, or sugar, etc., can aggravate existing ailments that, if not cured right away, can threaten one’s life. What’s the use of celebrating the occasions when one would just end up sick in bed as a result? How unwise it is, and what a waste, when money is unnecessarily spent on something that results from carelessness. When you know that you ought not to touch a certain food or drink per doctor’s advice yet you still touch it, it is sheer stubbornness; and if you have to spend money for medication because of that, then that’s your fault because, in the first place, it could have been avoided. page5

Christmas ‘yesterday’, a look back; thanks, again, LMWD!


For the first time, since my assignment to Samar (Catbalogan in Letters should be as brief as possible, year 2001 upon completion of my and sent with the writer’s name,signature government scholarship on a masaddress and phone numbers (if any) to: ter’s course at the University of the ‘‘Letters to the Editor’’, Leyte Samar Daily Philippines), I spent my Christmas eve and day with my family. The Express, They may be edited for length evening hours until 3 a.m. of Deand clarity. cember 25, 2012 were full of joy and laughter. My 5-year-old third granddaughter, Joschine (Kinder II at Alpha Omega Learning Center) Samar Weekly Express , authored it all, after she finished Eastern Samar Bulletin opening the Christmas presents which reached her on Dec. 24. At past 3 p.m. of Dec. 24, my first granddaughter, 8-year-old Gladys is a member of the (she recently had her first Holy Communion as Grade Two pupil at STEFTI [St. Therese Educational Foundation of Tacloban Inc.] , came with a big square-shaped The National Association of chocolate cake on which appeared “ Philippine Newspapers

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Happy Anniversary& Merry Christmas” for the 40th wedding year I and my lovely wife were observing simply around the first spaghetti which my wife managed to prepare since she got exposed to elementary home economics. (My second granddaughter, Faith, 5-year old sister of Gladys, also Kinder II, at STEFTI, wasn’t

able to greet us as she was in a slumber at their home at Citi Homes, Tacloban.) Outside, in the interior street of Barangay 5, Tacloban, there was partying, organized by our next neighbor (who often wins Suertres and one of whose sons, who would have been in high school had he only enroled this school year, is now helping an aunt of

his who owns a flush hotel in Boracay, a world famous beach resort off Aklan, Philippines), and enjoyed by neighbors from barangays 5, 5-A and 8. The Christmas merrymaking was cut short by past 1 a.m. by a drizzle, an advance “party” sent by a tropical depression that soon became Typhoon Quinta, threatening the whole of Eastern Visayas and parts of Surigao and the Bicol areas. In years past, I used to celebrate my Christmas eve and day with either a few of my office mates, or fellow journalists, or with some community organizers who appreciated enjoying the Birthday of Jesus Christ with to page 5

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from page 4 the people whom they serve. Just as I had predicted, Leyte Metropolitan Water District gave its most wonderful present the other day (Dec.25) to Taclobanons: water from faucets that found its way to washing and cooking areas inside Tacloban homes. Actually, there was enough daytime water pressure since Dec. 23, except that it was much stronger on Christmas Day. My younger son, a private bank employee who, like me, wants water always within reach, was all smiles as he let the water from the faucet outside our house fill the wide basins for his laundering schedule. Then he jokingly – or was it quizzically – commented that perhaps someone big at LMWD is giving me tips about good water service schedules that I could guess right that good service which LMWD can always be capable of delivering. I riposted, I have a strong feeling that LMWD will let this stay until the first week of January, 2013, after I told him that I had not been to the LMWD in the past 20 days and that neither had I been talked to by anyone from this quasi-government water utility agency. By 1to 2 p.m. of Christmas Day, flood water filled the lower half portion of the interior road of Brgy. 5, brought about by the typhoon-connected (Quinta, the 17th typhoon to visit the Philippines in 2012) rain. It rose to as high as 10 inches. Since it was low tide in the highly urbanized city of the Waray Region, flood eventually receded, but slight intermittent showers after 2 p.m. kept the concrete road wet and untidy. “Time to watch Enteng Kabisote!”, my younger son exclaimed by 4 p.m., and off his own family went, to Robinson’s Place where, he told me earlier, Vic Sotto’s and Bong Revilla’s were being exhibited in that mall’s theatres in time for the first-day exhibitions of the movie, which also features the child dancing sensation discovered by Eat Bulaga, in all the main theatres nationwide. *** My email inbox yielded the following messages last Tuesday afternoon, sent in by avid QN readers: ‘UNITED EMPLOYEES OF CITY SAVINGS BANK (UECSB UNION) CBA SIGNING AT QUEST HOTEL CEBU CITY LAST DECEMBER 13 A SUCCESS: Congratulations to all members of the United Employees of City Savings Bank (UECSB), a labor organization duly registered with the Department of Labor and Employment, with address at Aviles Street, Ormoc City, Philippines, and with Certificate of Registration No. DOLE-WLFO-2009-12-UR-004 issued by the DOLE This bank employees’ union had just negotiated with the CSB management a collective bargaining agreement that, while being beneficial to all union members nationwide, is also expressive of the deep concern of the CSB for the welfare of its employees. ‘“Congratulations to ALL!” says a message from a proud UECSB union president, JOKER B. EDILO, and the members of the union’s executive committee (who are as follows: EMMANUEL BASILIO C. TOBIO , secretary-general; RENE PRADO, assistant secretary; ANGELITO G. BELORIA, treasurer; AMIEL S. EMORICHA and CHITO M. DE LA TORRE, public relations officers (PROs); EDWARD ADLE, sergeant-at-arms; and regional representatives MARICEL SUMADSAD of Region 8, SHIELLA AMISTOSO (Region 7), CRISTINE MARIE C. ROJO (Region 6) and ARMANDO R. LUGATIMAN (Mindanao Region). ‘The union prexy, Joker B. Edilo, has expressed his profound joy and thanks

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to God for a successful CBA negotiation between City Savings Bank and UECSB Union last December 13, 2012 Thursday at Quest Hotel, Cebu City, Philippines. ‘Joker said: “I’m very happy for a smooth and successful negotiation of collective bargaining agreement. Of course, great thanks to the members of the Execom, the officers, regional representatives, shop stewards, and to all members of the union, for a peaceful and successful negotiation. Thanks, too, the management panel, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for participating and giving your 100 percent support to our Union. We hope that we will be able to continue and improve our good teamwork, good relationship as well and our passion for work because we believe in SIMPLE IS GOOD. To our active and energetic officers, stewards and members of the union, again, thank you for your support and active participation. We hope that we were able to share a good leadership and a good example as a friend and partner here in our company.” ‘The City Savings Bank regional Christmas party last December 16 at the Oriental Hotel (erstwhile MacArthur Beach Resort) in Palo, Leyte) was a great event, to most CSB employees. It had been an occasion for bonding of all branches in Region 8 - TACLOBAN, ORMOC, BORONGAN, CALBAYOG, CATARMAN and SOGOD. Hosted by the CSB Tacloban Branch, which is headed by the ever handsome and energetic branch manager CARLOS P. MOLO, the party was fun-filled and enjoyable. Each CSB branch was able to present its own special number, a mixture of song and dance. CSB Team Region 8 was very happy and thankful to the bank’s “Ma’m AGNES A. LACSON” for her joining the Region 8 CSB personnel in that Christmas party. To them, her attendance served as an inspiration to everyone around. ‘Congratulation to the newly wed (pre-Christmas nuptials) RAFHAEL VELASQUEZ - JELO VELASQUEZ! And ALLAN LLANES and IRISH ANN CALDERON Best wishes from UECSB and WORLD MODERN AIKIDO ASSOCIATION TACLOBAN CHAPTER (WMAAInc.) family. ‘Congratulations to all awardees of City Savings Bank employees, team members and team leaders especially, and CHITO M. DE LA TORRE, for having also been in the service of the bank for 10 years now. ‘BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: Happy birthday to our beloved Assistant Vice-President for Cash Operation, SIR GEORGE C. ALLERA on December 31, 2012! MABUHAY KA!!! MORE BIRTHDAYS TO COME. MORE BLESSINGS AND POWER!!! - Chit Jr. ‘Let’s enjoy the TROJAN GYM – Christmas Pool Party, at LVD Swimming Pool on Friday Dec. 28, 2012. *** “Our revenge will be the laughter of our children.” - Bobby Sands “Don’t mourn, Organise” - Joe Hill - IWW Union Organiser, USA “We have no right to believe that freedom can be won without struggle” – Che Guevara

“A Sea Vegetable Gamet named RP President recommended for Sea Farming”

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A new species of “gamet,” Porphyra marcosii, has been discovered and named in honor of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos, who hails from the type locality of the seaweed. The “gamet,” which has now three different species (belong to the group of red algae or Class Rhodophyceae), is popularly eaten as a salad preparation. Its food use is, however, unknown in most parts of the Philippines because they are found only in the ‘colder’ waters of Northern Luzon. Porphyra prefer to grow in temperate regions and in cold areas of the world. They occur seasonally, in a very limited area, particularly in the northwestern coast of Ilocos Norte and in some

rocky islets off the coast of northeastern Aparri, Cagayan. In the Philippines, species of “gamet” abound during the cold months of December to February, and at such times when the sea becomes tempestuous in the said localities. Then, they disappear just as the cold season ends and the sea becomes calm with the advent of summer. They are also obliterated during the rainy days. Named Porphyra marcosii by its author, DR. PACIENTE A. CORDERO, JR., Marine Biologist and Executive Director, National Research Council of the Philippines – DOST, this red edible seaweed appropriately called as sea vegetable, which hitherto was unknown to science, is an

addition to two other species, Porphyra crispata and Porphyra suborbiculata, found in the country. The specimens of P. marcosii were initially collected in January 1969 in Burgos, Ilocos Norte. For sometime, its identity remained puzzling to botanists of the Philippine National Herbarium, Philippine National Museum. Fortunately, a grant-in-aid from the National Research Council of the Philippines and a MOMBUSHO Scholarship to Japan for a Doctor of Science (D.Sc.) in Phycology enabled Dr. Cordero, then a marine biologist of the Philippine National Museum, to do critical study on and compare with the different species of Porphyra richly represented in Japanese waters, some kept as pickled or dried herbarium materials. The species of ‘gamet’ grows on ledge-like formation of jagged rocks which are intermittently sprayed by the waves when sea is rough. One can hardly walk or run on
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The Sower
Thursday 3rd Day in the Octave of Christmas SAINT JOHN, Apostle, Evangelist 1Jn 1:1-4 • Ps 97 • Jn 20:1a, 2-8

On the first day of the week Mary of Magdala ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don’t know where they put him.” So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first; he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in. When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place. Then the other disciple also went in, the one who had arrived at the tomb first, and he saw and believed.

Everybody sees different things in different ways. Once I was staying as a guest of my friends John and Ellen at their summer house near a popular vacation spot on the water. One day I accompanied Ellen on a shopping trip to buy John a present for his birthday. While in town, we bump into a couple of my parishioners who happened to be vacationing nearby. We exchanged greetings, introductions, and pleasantries, and continued our way. A week later, the parishioners who had seen me with Ellen confided in me after Mass on Sunday that my “secret” was safe with them; they would tell no one of the encounter. People believe what they want to believe. The “other disciple” in the story saw the same thing Mary Mgdalene saw; yet he believed something very different. Prayer: O God, when I look at the events of my day, I know you are blessing me. But sometimes it seems as if you are doing bad things to me. Heal my blindness, Lord. Help me to see the truth of your love for me. Action: Write down three reasons why you believe that Christ is risen from the dead. What do you “see” that makes you believe? (Between Sundays by Paul Boudreau, published by Paulines. Visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City. Tel. #321-31-95) Sower’s Seeds: “For those who love in the true sense there is no action that is useless or commonplace, since genuine and deep love of God gives even obscure and insignificant actions the value of gold.” -Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family A Love-filled Christmas to all!

Happy holidays

Things To Mind
doms pagliawan What are the fringe benefits of the yuletide season comprising of Christmas and, to many people’s mind, the New Year otherwise known as the holidays? Well, there are quite many, depending on how creative and how initiative the concerned people are. Of these multiple benefits, however, nothing beats that chance which allows people to have bonding with loved ones. These may include neighbors, acquaintances, friends, relatives, and most of all, family members. Extending for days, the holiday season does provide them with enough time to get together, to enjoys one another’s company, to play games and have fun, to cry over some problems if need be, and to get to know how everybody is doing. Such a moment is very vital if we are to consider the close family ties that Filipinos have had for generations, as part of their culture. For centuries, this has been made possible in part by quality time

spent together around dinners, around finger foods, around local wines such as lambanog or coconut juice called tuba, or simply around local songs sang together to the accompaniment of indigenous musical instruments. This close family ties instinctively prevails among Filipino families like a built-in propensity. One need not teach each member, even the young ones, regarding the necessity of preserving family traditions—they automatically do so. Amid this closeness, however, there is this threat of separation brought about by distance that eventually settles in between members in the course of time. Going places just cannot be helped and this, to some extent, causes family closeness to deteriorate.
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At least, warning has been given; you just ignored it. When these twin celebrations then come our way, better heed the advice of medical experts regarding what not to eat. Failure to take this into account could mean suffering instead of enjoyment. It pays to guard your health, your wealth.

Prayer for the Nation and for Those who Serve in Public Office
God, our Father, you guide everything in wisdom and love. Accept the prayers we offer for our nation; by the wisdom of our leaders and integrity of our citizens, may harmony and justice be secured and may there be lasting prosperity and peace. Almighty and eternal God, You know the longings of our hearts and You protect our rights. In your goodness, watch over those in authority, so that people everywhere may enjoy freedom, security and peace. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. (Courtesy of Daughters of St. Paul)

Pray the Holy Rosary daily for world peace and conversion of sinners (The family that prays together stays together)


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Gisma”, and to leave the date of marriage blank instead of July 6, 1980. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance it is hereby ordered that said petition be set for initial hearing on February 06, 2013 in the morning session of this Court at the Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 15, Burauen, Leyte, at which date, time and place, all persons may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be made at least one week prior to the date of initial hearing. Furnish copies of this Order and petition to the Office of the Solicitor General, Municipal Civil Registrar of Dagami, Leyte, Public Prosecutor Eufronio B. Trocino III, the petitioners and her counsel. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, Hall of Justice, Burauen, Leyte, December 13, 2012.

NOTICE is hereby given that Estela M. Aterrado executed a Deed of Adjudication over one-half portion of the 1/4 share of a parcel of land, Lot No. 836, OCT No. 0-535, with the building and improvements thereon, situated at the Mun. of Burauen, containing an area of 20,489 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Vitus C. Carilla and Marissa D. Carilla as vendees for the 1/2 portion of the 1/4 share of the above-described property; per Doc. No. 198, Page No. 40, Book No. VIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Belinda Alcober. LSDE: Dec. 27, 2012, January 3 & 10, 2013

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Porphyra species, P. marcosii, averaging 12-14 centimeters height, is the tallest and therefore recommended for sea farming for ease/convenience in harvesting by pruning. To the Ilokanos, Porphyra or gamet, eaten fresh or dried as salad, is rich in digestible protein. Its protein content is higher than rice or soybeans and very close to horsemeat in protein value. (Madlener, 1977 – “The Sea Vegetable Book”). Porphyra, among edible seaweeds, is considered the richest source of vitamins B and C. This red sea vegetable has also been found to contain 36,000 to 50,000 IU oer gram of vitamin A, far more than chicken eggs (850 IU) or chicken liver (10,00 IU). Iodine in marine algae is eaten

A verified petition had been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying that after due publication, notice and hearing, an Order be issued directing the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Dagami, Leyte to correct the entries with regard to the petitioner’s middle initial from “M” to “G”, representing “Gisma”, her mother’s real surname, her mother’s name from “Remedios G. Marmita” to “Remedios M.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region BRANCH 15 Hall of Justice, Burauen, Leyte IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF IMEE M. MOJADO, IMEE M. MOJADO, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF DAGAMI, LEYTE, Respondent Special Proceeding Case No. 12-12-188 x- - - - - - - - -x ORDER


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LSDE: Dec. 20, 27, 2012 & Jan. 3, 2013

(Sgd.) YOLANDA U. DAGANDAN Executive Judge

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Angel Fabilloren and Serafia D. Fabilloren extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of agricultural land situated at Brgy. Sulupan, Paranas, Samar, under O.C.T. No. 9556, Lot No. 1200. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Santiago C. Gabon Jr. married to Paulina C. Dabuet as vendees for the abovedescribed property; per Doc. No. 396, Page No. 78, Book No. 168, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba. LSDE: Dec. 27, 2012, January 3 & 10, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Magdalina Custodio Separa-Ramo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 4 parcels of land: Parcel 1, Lot No. 5687, T.C.T. No. T-52147, situated in Bo. of Sawang, Municipality of Tacloban, containing an area of 434 square meters, more or less; Parcel 2, Lot 3427-E-4, Psu-08-000232, T.C.T. No. T-11649, situated at Marasbaras, City of Tacloban, containing an area of 1,000 square meters, more or less; Parcel 3, Lot 4830, Case No. 20, CAD 503, containing an area of 23,700 square meters, O.C.T. No. P-47432, containing an area of 23,700 square meters; Parcel 4, O.C.T. No. P-47428, Lot 4518, Case No. 503-D, containing an area of 15,557 square meters; per Doc. No. 872, Page No. 174, Book No. 12, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Joseph N. Escalona. LSDE: Dec. 20, 27, 2012 & Jan. 3, 2013
NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Nicolas Cordero and Conchita Murillo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 8259-E-17, covered by TCT No. T-17835, containing an area of 200 square meters, more or less, situated at Brgy. Caridad, Baybay, Leyte; per Doc. No. 1946, Page No. 36, Book No. 52, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Atty. Jesus V. Palermo. LSDE: Dec. 13, 20 & 27, 2012


Some members though would prefer to rather live elsewhere, away from their relatives so as to preserve good relations. They reckon that when they just live in clustered houses, they run the risk of occasionally irritating one another over trifles such as the quarrels of their children that could worsen into adult fights or worse. To avoid such friction, prudent family members would rather that they stay away from one another so that, when they meet after years of being away, they would have love-filled hugs and boisterous laughter. Thanks to the holiday season that could allow such reunion of distant family members to happen. The time may be rather short, but it is full of joy and

excitement, more so that the so-called spirit of Christmas is in the air. The party for all, the exchanging of gifts, the joyful greetings, and the excitement of being together is such a precious moment so unforgettable for being rare and exciting indeed. No matter what, it is in this holiday season that we enjoy the presence of loved ones and therefore feel contentment of loving and being loved. That makes one’s Christmas merry, and one’s New Year, happy. Loved ones still determine our feelings this season, thanks to the thing called family. Thank God for creating it. Happy New Year to one and all!

these sharp rocks on barefeet. The small, slippery and paper thin filaments of ‘gamet’ are firmly attached on the surface of rocks that they ought to be peeled off/harvested meticulously. This process is interrupted when the gatherer runs to safety to dodge the smashing and rolling actions of the waves. Serious cases ranging from serious injuries to death, as a result of injuries and drowning, had been the fate of some gamet gatherers hit by the cascading waves. As a safety measure, one or two persons are usually assigned, one to alert the collector of the incoming waves. The Porphyra, as known in science, are primitive saxicolous, papery red algae, and its thallus in crosssection shows only one layer of cells. Of the three Philippine

to check on goiter occurrence and is, also, known as cure for high blood pressure. A visit to restaurants serving Japanese food, will find Porphyra or gamet as that red-purplish, paper thin wrapper of sushi, maki and other similar food preparations. In a feasibility study, presented as a MBA requirement (J. M. Cordero, 1986), showed that farming of gamet in Northern Philippines is profitable. Its pre- and post harvest technology are known! Also, market is available locally among restaurants and hotels serving Japanese, Korean, and Chinese food. Porphyra could even be a profitable commodity for export to Japan, Korea and China – 3 seaweed eating countries.
Ormoc City to the highest bidder, for cash or manager’s check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all the improvements located therein, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 51663 Register of Deeds of Ormoc City “A parcel of land Lot 2135-E-1-A of the subdivision plan, Psd-08-023999-D, being a portion of Lot 2135E-1, Psd-08-023027-D, situated in Brgy. San Antonio, Ormoc City. Bounded on the NE., points 2-3 by Lot 2134 Cad. 256; on the SE., points 3-4 by Lot 2135-E-2, Psd-08023027-D; on the SW., points 4-1 by Lot 2135-E-1-E of the subdivision plan; on the NW., points 1-2 by Lot 2135-E-1-D of the subdivision plan beginning at a point marked “1” on plan being N. 31 deg. 34’W., 804.46 m. from BLLM No. 8 Ormoc Cadastre; thence N. 20 deg. 52’E., 30.92 m. 20 deg. 52’E, 30.92 m. to point 2; thence S. 72 deg. 32’E., 85.75 m. to point 3; thence S. 24 deg. 34’W., 37.34 m. to point 4; thence N. 68 deg. 16’W., 83.18 m. to point of beginning, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR (2,874) SQUARE METERS, more or less. Registered in the name of EVALYN NONA TAN.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on January 16, 2013 without further notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Danilo Guianan extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated at area I-A, Block 10, Lot 34, Urban Poor Homeowners, containing an area of 39 square meters, more or less, and hereby waive, renounce and relinquish all their rights, benefits together with the improvements thereon in favor of Edgardo P. Labordo II; per Doc. No. 245, Page No. 43, Book No. 1, Series of 2012 of Atty. Wilma Donna C. Anquillo-Garcia. LSDE: Dec. 20, 27, 2012 & Jan. 3, 2013



NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Floro Camata extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of agricultural land, situated at Brgy. Carayman, Calbayog City, Lot No. 3696, Cad 422, Case-03, covered by O.C.T. No. 3094, containing an area of 30,485 square meters; per Doc. No. 108, Page No. 22, Book No. XV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Alex R. Gelera. LSDE: Dec. 13, 20 & 27, 2012


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Francisco Gañas and Ursula Ecaldre Gañas extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated along San Lorenzo St., and San Jose St., Brgy. Taguite, Lawaan, E. Samar, covered by Tax Dec. ARP No. 05-12016-00764, Cad. Lot No. 2368-Cad-418-D, with market value of P1,100.00. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Disiree G. Ecaldre as vendee for the above-described property together with all improvements found thereon; per Doc. No. 600, Page No. 116, Book No. XVIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Jose Nick A. Mendros. LSDE: Dec. 13, 20 & 27, 2012
NOTICE is hereby given that Rosalina E. Banate heir of late Milagrosa Balondo executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of agricultural and residential land, located at Brgy. Masagongsong, Kawayan, Biliran, Cad. Lot No. 3999, Assessor’s Lot No. 30, bearing Tax Dec. No. 00458, with an area of 933 square meters and hereby adjudicate the 1/7th share of the abovedescribed property; per Doc. No. 1, Book No. XI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Meljohn B. Dela Peña LSDE: Dec. 13, 20 & 27, 2012



A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner, thru counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing an Order be rendered that the entry as to her sex in her certificate of live birth be corrected from MALE TO FEMALE. Finding the petition being

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 16 Naval, Biliran IN THE MATTER OF THE CORRECTION OF THE ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF GLENES T. ALIDON FROM MALE TO FEMALE, GLENES T. ALIDON, Petitioner -versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF KAWAYAN, BILIRAN and the Civil Registrar General, NSO, Respondent SP. PROC. No. P-409 x- - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing be set on January 16, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date and time all interested person may appear and show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation duly authorized by this Court after a raffle had been conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court. Furnish copies of this Order and the petition to the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Civil Registrar General, the Provincial Prosecutor, Naval, Biliran Province, the petitioner and counsel as well. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 27th day of November 2012 at Naval, Biliran, Philippines.

cc Atty. Redentor C. Villordon Prosecutors Office, Biliran, Province Solicitor General The Civil Registrar General Glenes T. Alidon LSDE: Dec. 20, 27, 2012 & Jan. 3, 2013

(Sgd.) BIENVENIDO M. MONTALLA Executive Judge

Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Rural Bank of Dulag (Leyte), Inc. rep. by Mario B. Kwong, Ormoc City against Sps. Gerard Y. Rivilla and Leilani T. Rivilla to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June 25, 2012 amounts to Nine Hundred Three Thousand Seven Hundred Thirty Pesos only (P903,730.00), including interest, penalties, attorney’s fees and other charges but excluding sheriff’s fees and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on January 09, 2013 at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court,

LSDE: Dec. 13, 20 & 27, 2012

(Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR. Sheriff IV

Thursday, 27 December 2012

mas celebration. Asidre said that an 11-year old boy from Tanauan, Leyte, Edgar Bosi, was the hospital’s lone victim. He was admitted at the EVRMC on December 21 as he was hit at his eye by a “lantaka,” a spud canon made normally of a bamboo. He was discharged on the day he was admitted as he did not sustained any serious injury, Asidre said. The Department of Health for years now has been campaigning against the use of some powerful firecrackers and pyrotechnics under its “Iwas Paputok” campaign. (JOEY A.

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run hospital in the region and designated by the Department of Health as the the treatment center for blast and burn due to firecrackers. “It could be due to our present weather condition why there was no admission of patient related to firecracker incident,” Gi-

selle Asidre, nurse on duty at at the time of the interview said. Eastern Visayas was hoisted as high as signal number two which resulted to intense and nonstop rain due to “Quinta.” Since the hospital was placed under the so-called white alert on December 21, the hospital has only recorded a single incident related to Christ-

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Vidala Palencia extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot No. 7326 (CAD 407) situated in Caloogan, Palo, Leyte, covered by TD/ARP No. 08-30-0013-00178, containing an area of 5,152 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Vitus C. Carilla and Marissa D. Carilla as vendees for a portion of 3,852 square meters, from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 281, Page No. 57, Book No. VIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Belinda Alcober. LSDE: Dec. 27, 2012, January 3 & 10, 2013





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However, heavy equipment owned by the DPWH was immediately dispatched in the affected areas to make the roads passable before five pm., the DPWH said. Social welfare Dolores Manangan of the town of Abuyog in Leyte, where Quinta made a landfall early morning on Wednesday, said that the typhoon has not caused much damage to the town, except for some trees uprooted and flooding incidents. “But there were villages,especially those located in the coastal areas, that suffered some floodings. We have yet to determine as of the moment the number of the affected barangays though as our disaster teams are still in the areas,” Manangan said. In Tacloban City, 71 families(324 persons) coming from flood-and and landslide pronesareas of the villages of 89,90 and 103 were preemptively evacuated since Tuesday night at the Tacloban Convention Center. But all the families were allowed to return home by 9 a.m. on Wednesday by the city disaste risk reduction management council headed by Mayor Alfred Romualdez. In La Paz, Leyte, four families or 25 persons coming from the villages of CanBanez and Hinamuna were evacuated due to rising of flood waters. Also, 10 families (30 persons) in Barangay Cangumbang and five families(22 persons) from Tacuranga,both in Palo, also in Leyte,were evacuated to barangay halls due to rising flood water spawned by Quinta. The Leyte PDRRMC continues to monitor the water levels at Binaha-an river which rose to alert level 3 during the height of the storm. Meanwhile, the Eastern Samar PDRRMC reported that the Buray-Taft road section along the Eastern Samar side is not passable

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