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Operations of BPOs to help jumpstart EVs economy

economy now stand at around P100 million annually. Im very optimistic on the employment and economic generation of the industry here in Eastern Visayas. (And at the same time,) there will be an exponential growth in the support industry like in the transportation and food (businesses), Aboy said to page 3

This was the projec- operates in the region. Aboy said that with TACLOBAN CITY Soon, the business processing outsourcing tion of Kjell Daren Aboy (BPO) sector in the region may just become one of its leading gen- of the EGS, the largest Leyte and Tacloban call center company that named as the next wave erators on income and employment. area in the BPO industry, there is no reason why said sector could not help the regional economy which largely depends on agriculture output. At present, the BPO sector in the region employs more than 4,000 workers whose contribution to the regional

Ordinance on force evacuation only for disaster, Councilor Uy says

TACLOBAN CITYCouncilor Jerry Uy assured illegal settlers in the city that a newly-passed ordinance on force evacuation would only be enforced during a disaster or emergency. The assurance made by Uy is in the wake of a concern made by an urban poor group, claiming that the city government in carrying out demolition against illegal settlers could use the ordinance. The ordinance is only to be enforced during a disaster. There is no way it will be used for a demolition, Uy said, adding that it is specified in the ordinance. to page 8

Fear of the illegal settlers

Taclobans top police officer, albeit in an officer-in-charge capacity, S/Supt. Domingo Say Cabillan urged the city police to always be on their toes by performing their sworn duties to protect the civilians at all times from unscrupulous individuals. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

57 rebels in EV availed reintegration program since 2012-OPPAP

C AT BA LO G A N CITY Since the implementation of Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) in 2012 in the three Samar provinces, 57 former members of the rebel group, the New Peoples Army, availed of the program. Of this number, 45 of them came from Northern Samar while six each came from Samar and Eastern Samar provinces, Ecel Bantilo, CLIP-Visayas area coordinator of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP). Bantilo also said that documents are now underway for 17 other former rebels avail Soto page 3

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SM supermalls for Visayas and Mindanao area assistant vice president Hester Jane C. Amigo (left) paid her visit to Leyte Samar Daily Expresss publisher Dalmacio Massey Grafil yesterday joined by the papers writer, Vicky Arnaiz. The SM-owned Save More is to start its business in Eastern Visayas with the construction of its branch here in Tacloban.

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tomated rain gauge (ARG) send data which local experts process to assess the site-specific probabilities of rain, typhoon, or flooding. These data, fed into the Project NOAH website, are shared with local governments and serve as their baseline for implementing safety procedures in their own communities. The AWS and the ARG are devices which are placed in remote and sometimes harsh environments. They save human labor by automatically recording weather-related information. The data collected by these instruments enable meteorologists to study, analyze, and forecast weather conditions. Vice Mayor Jerry Sambo Yaokasin said that the move of Glova is laudable because based on the reports in the recent flooding in Metro Manila, many lives were spared because of the implementation of Project Noah. Yaokasin is also confident the request will be given immediate response especially that the DOST Secretary Mario Montejo comes from Tacloban. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)

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Tacloban council seeks Project NOAH

TACLOBAN CITYThe Sangguniang Panlungsod of this city passed a resolution addressed to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) requesting Tacloban to avail of its Project NOAH. Councilor Neil Glova, who authored the resolution approved during their regular session on Sept.4, said that the proposal is timely especially that we are already in the rainy season and constant flooding is experienced in some areas of the city. We should avail of project Noah of the DOST because in the recent flooding that hit Manila, many local government unit officials said that project Noah was of great help in disaster preparedness aspect, Glova said. DOST s Project NOAH(National Operational Assessment of Hazard) is an Internet-based early warning tool with several components designed to generate information that will help maximize efforts in preventing disasters such as floods and typhoons. The automated weather station (AWS) and the au-

SAN ISIDRO, Northern Samar- District Engineer Sandy Pua of the First District Engineering Office conducted an ocular inspection on the San Isidro-Lope de Vega road project. The August 26 ocular inspection on the road project, dubbed as among the peace and prosperity road projects, in the region was in compliance to the national governments accountability and transparency policy, Pua said. The 44.25 kms road project traverses among the so-called conflict areas in the province, rela-

Pua conducted ocular inspection on road project

tive to the presence of the rebel group, the New Peoples Army. Pua briefed the media that about 10 km of the project has been paved, to include a concrete detour bridge. The P600 million worth project is being undertaken by the ECI. Meantime, Pua disclosed of other ongoing programs initiated by his office. Pua said that among these programs was a bloodletting activity held on August 23 together with the Philippine Red CrossNorthern Samar chapter. Six employees of his employees donated their blood, he said. He also said that five of his staff underwent training on disaster preparedness and first aid while 26 others were trained to respond of any untoward incident. Likewise, they also conducted their regular feeding program with children from Ancop Village of Brgy. Daganas in Catarman as the main beneficiaries together with their recent coastal cleanup over the weekend in the shoreline of Catarman collecting a total of 1.5 metric tons of trash. Pua emphasized that their feeding program cam(PETER D.PAREDES)

paign is part of their effort to help the malnutrition problem in the province.

Students from various Catholic schools in Tacloban celebrate the Vocation Month in a program held at the Santo Nio Church. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

TACLOBAN CITYMayors from economically-depressed municipalities in Eastern Visayas have expressed support to calls for pork barrel abolition as this would eliminate palakasan system. Mayor Isidro Bandal of Capul in Northern Samar said that distribution of national government resources would be more fair if the funding system will be scrapped. If youre not a political ally of a congressman, youll not easily get funding support for development projects, Bandal said. Bandal is a political ally of former first district Rep. Raul Daza, who was trounced by Harlin Abayon during the May

EV mayors diers stand on pork barrel abolition

13, 2013 elections. We need more funding support from the central government to realize major projects. It would be easier for us to get aid from government agencies than from our congressman, Bandal, who was interviewed during a training initiated by the Department of Budget and Management, said. The Priority Development Assistance Fund, the official name of the pork barrel, should be downloaded directly to municipalities that truly need help, the Capul town mayor said. Capul is a sixth class municipality with a population of nearly 13,000. This year, the town has

only P32.48 million internal revenue allotments (IRA). Mayor Lino Balanquit of Pambujan, also in Northern Samar, said he is in favor of putting an end to the pork barrel system to minimize corruption. Pork barrel funds have been a tool of a congressmen to reward their party mates and deprive political foes from getting a share of the budget, Balanquit, who ran under the ruling Liberal Party of to page 10

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Man killed inside UEP campus, second in a week

CATARMAN, Northern Samar-Another killing incident strikes the University of Eastern Philippines (UEP) campus yesterday that sow fear among its students and personnel. The latest victim of killing incident that took place inside the UEP campus was identified as Gilbert Ibaez, 22, jobless and resident of Purok 2, Barangay Dalakit, this town. Based on the initial investigation conducted by the members of the Catarman police, the victim was shot to death by still unidentified suspect at around 8 p.m. on September 4. The lifeless body of the victim was discovered near the vicinity of the barangay hall in Brgy. Zone 3, UEP. SPO2 Leo Arnio Magpayo, officer-on-case, said that they are still on the process of establishing the motive on this latest killing to happen inside the UEP campus. He, however, said that they are looking the angle of personal grudge as the victim was last spotted with some of his friends inside a videoke house. A shouting match was said to have happened between the victims with some of his companions. Magpayo also said that they are also eyeing the angle of revenge as the victim was said to be the suspect in the killing of a motorcycle-for-hire driver. This particular case was dismissed due to lack of witnesses, Magpayo said. The police officer also


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said that the victim was said to be engaged in akyat- bahay robbery inside the campus which could be the reason why he was shot to death. Ini nga bata kay medyo puru pilyo gin sususpik liwat ini nga mao an mag kalabutan sin mga pangawat sa UEP. So seguro may siya biktima ngan na identify siya waray na ig report sa police gin bulsan siya,Magpayo said. Last September 1, a 36-year-old man identified as Ian Jester Solomon, self- employed and resident of Lim Avenue Andaya Subdivision, Brgy. Zone 3, of UEP was shot to death by still unidentified suspect at around 8:20 pm right in front of certain Fidel Doncillo house were in the victim was the caretaker.(TITO B.TEPACE)

Officials from Barangay 64 received medical equipment donated by the members of the Tacloban city council led by Vice Mayor Jerry Sambo Yaokasin. The city council conducted their sesyon sa barangay in Brgy.64 on Sept.4 (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

UP to stage essay writing contest in commemoration of the Balangiga Encounter

TACLOBAN CITY -- In commemoration of the 112th anniversary of the Balangiga Encounter, the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban Colleges Katiguban han mga Istudyante han Sinirangan Samar (UP KAISSA) will hold the Panhinumdom han Pagbagting Essay Writing Contest revolving around the theme Balangiga Encounter: Its Relevance in the 21st century. The said contest is open to all except for KAISSA members. Essays have to be written in English and composed of 300-600 words. Full name, mailing address, contact number, e-mail address, nationality, age as of September 28, 2013, gender and name of school or office should be found in the cover page submitted by the participants. Entries missing any of the above information will not be considered. Essays should be original, unpublished, and written by one person only. Entries must be sent to up.ka1ssa@ in doc, odt or pdf format on or before 11:59 PM of September Immediate assistance, livelihood assistance to include firearm remuneration assistance worth about P100,000 or more are given to rebels who would surrender to the government with their firearms, added Bantilo. She added that an evaluation committee handles the reintegration of former rebels before they could avail of the We will have again another economic zone in Palo, Leyte for potential ICT locators. Malls are also offering space for ICT-related businesses, Ocaa said. The Next Wave Cities ICT Road Show will be held on August 1213 at the Tacloban City Convention Center. The DOST expects nearly 3,000 participants. Top industry leaders will speak in this event. 20, 2013. Winners will be announced at the KAISSA Facebook page on September 28, 2013. The top three entries shall receive, P1,000, P500 and P300, respectively. For further details, contact the following numbers: 0915-4493596, 0907-746-3221 or post your queries at the KAISSA Facebook page w w w.faceb o p a g e s / K At i g - u b a n han-mga-Istudyantehan-Sinirangan-SAmar/131918550160269.

DPWH bares ongoing projects in Tacloban

TACOBAN CITY - The Department of Public Works Highways (DPWH) has several ongoing projects in here in the city. Chief Construction Engineer Margarito Fabillo of the Tacloban City District Engineering Office said that the project in Tanghas Lirang Creek along Picas San Jose DZR Airport Road, was completed late last month. But he added they still have ongoing projects such as the rehabilitation and improvement of road along Magsaysay Boulevard, the rehabilitation and improvement of road along Cabalawan-Cansihay road and the concreting and widening of road along San Jose-ManluripMacArthur road. He said the other projects are the construction of slope protection most of the criteria to become next wave cities, Aboy, who also sits at the Regional Development Council representing the private sector, said. Aside from an improved infrastructure, the region has a large pool of talents needed by the industry, Aboy said. As recognition, the Department of Science and Technology Information and Communication Technology Office (DOST-ICTO) will hold an ICT Road show next week to prepare the region for ICT investments. Aboy, the site management and community relations assistant of Expert along Tigbao-Sta.Fe-San Miguel-Brgy.Pulak road and the road at the Leyte National High School. We are looking forward to finish these projects completely, Fabillo said. The DPWH provides and manages quality infrastructure facilities and services responsive to the needs of people in pursuit of national development objectives, he said. (JOAN

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cial Integration Program which saw 600 former rebels all over the country availing said program. there are at least 4,000 local workers hired by ICT firms. There are thousand more engaged in homebased online jobs, which are not registered. EGS, formerly known as APAC Customer Services, Inc. has 1,000 employees. These workers earn a total of P110 million annually and 98% of that money is circulating in Region 8, he added. DOST Leyte provincial director John Glen Ocaa said there have been improvement in the regions infrastructure such as development of ICT Parks and setting up telecommunication systems in rural areas.


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during the Kapihan ha PIA media forum held at the regional office of the Philippine Information Agency. Leyte and Tacloban were earlier tagged as among the next wave in the BPO sector which means that both areas are now being considered as potential hubs among locators in the BPO industry. Were chosen because the trend now is to expand ICT businesses beyond the usual hubs in Manila, Cebu and Davao. The region met

Global Solutions (EGS,) said we have been supplying talents to other cities outside Eastern Visayas, which is an indicator that the region can meet the demand of ICT industry. Through ICT investment, we want to encourage our graduates not to go out but rather stay here and take advantage of opportunities, he added. Next Wave Cities is a Philippine-specific term that identifies ICT hubs beyond Manila, based on criteria such as worker supply, telecom infrastructure and other factors necessary to sustain a local BPO industry. Aboy estimated that

program under CLIP. Fear for their lives and lack of knowledge about the program were the reasons cited by Bantilo why there were only few former NPA members have so far availed the reintegration program of the national government. Bantilo added that they at the OPPAP are thankful for the support of the local government units for the sustainability of the implementation of the CLIP. She, however, asked them to enact an ordinance to institutionalize the program as they are the one that will implement it. The OPPAP will only provide financial support to them in carrying out the program, she said. Of the three Samar provinces, only Northern Samar has enacted such ordinance. (ROEL

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nother saga is in the ofng as alleged thieves take their lofty seats to investigate, not their alleged nefarious acts but the allegations of those who came out bare such crimes. The testimonies are credible as they come from those who are privy to the anomalous deals that stashed huge funds from the pork barrel of legislators in the house of representatives and the senate. The lump sum allocations to each legislator could hardly be accessed by citizens, even those who are in dire need for assistance that would qualify as priority. The funds were supposed to be spent for development which are deemed priority and needing assistance from the legislators. A woman of guts built connections with the legislators and developed a ploy that could draw the pork barrel out of the public coffers. Using ctitious entities, employing ctitious names and proposing ctitious programs and

projects, the pork barrel of some legislators were successfully drawn from the public coffers and into the private pockets of such ctitious persons under the ctitious entities created by Janet Lim Napoles. The paper trail had been dug out of the agencies where anomalous transactions took place. Such documents could pin down the legislators who worked in cahoots with the alleged mastermind of the pork barrel scam. The alleged thief and prime suspect in the pork barrel scam by the name of the Janet Lim Napoles would not have been able to access such funds without a consenting counterpart from the side of the alleged legislators. A thief cannot simply walk in and enter a house without forcing to break it open or someone inside willingly opens an entry for the thief to enter. Even with the thief getting entry to the
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China killing UNCLOS III

The Law of the Sea Treaty is for an honorable purpose. Under-developed and developing nations are beneciaries of the Law of the Sea. In year 1982, the Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS III) was adopted. It replaced UNCLOS I of 1958 and UNCLOS II of 1960. Without the Law of the Sea, the oceans will be a worldwide battleground for trade and development. Actually UNCLOS III is for technology and wealth transfers from developed to undeveloped countries. The 165 signatories of the treaty are for adopting laws and regulations to control marine pollution of the environment. Every coastal state is entitled under international law to a 200 nautical mile EEZ (exclusive economic zone), plus an additional 150 nautical mile ECS (extended continental self), if applicable, from baselines on continental land. the ally of the Philippines. Citizens of both countries were in unity driving away the Japanese Imperial Army in year 1945. Albeit the US military bases were removed by force by previous administration, it is not a reason for the Americans to allow the Filipinos being bullied. If UNCLOS III ceased to be the law of the sea in the West Philippines, it may also end in the other parts of the oceans around the world. What will be the outcome of returning to the days without Law of the Sea? It will not be for the benet of the Chinese peoplethe same way having no benet for the neighboring nations. Why? Chaos will not resolve the problems of the sea. Adversely, it

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According to Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio, 90 percent of the total area of the South China Sea violates the rights of the Philippines. Chinas 9-dashed line claimencroach the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia. The recent report of Department of National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin of the building of infrastructures in the West Philippine Sea is a sign of

UNCLOS III weakness and may one day be dead. Like other treaties signed by representatives of different nations that collapsed can be seen in the wanton disregard of the Chinese government on the Rule of Law. The bullying of the Chinese military naval forces occupying the West Philippine Sea may result to war. The United States government will not allow such false move. From time immemorial America has been

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that while we are highly appreciative of all these brilliant analyses, we should never forget that what matters in the end is to get personal in our dealings with everyone. We have to be wary when we fall to formalistic ways. Thats when we prefer to stick only to the externals and appearances in our dealings with others, to what is officially defined and bureaucratic, without any effort to enter into their mind and heart, considering their personal feelings and their other peculiar ways. Obviously, these formalistic ways have their part to play. Specially in offices, schools and in other formal and public situations, we cannot help but get into formal mode. But we have to understand that these formalistic ways should never replace, much less suppress to page 8

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Lets get personal

Sleight of hand
It was good news that was short-lived. She is being sacked not even for the very reason why we have grown to resent her yet the pleasant word of her sacking couldnt even survive a week. It was indeed appetizing to the senses hearing and reading that even as she in fact did not get arrested, she, by apparent show of more balls than that of her equally guilty brother, nally surrendered to the authorities. Never mind that she gave herself in to the most powerful man in this country, something that an ordinary accused could not or would not do. That farce could still pass off as acceptable. What I do mind is that her incarceration her true incarceration was as short lived as the news that she nally surrendered. A short while after surrendering, a Makati City court nally ended all hubbubs as to where Janet Lim Napoles should be detained. It ordered for her incarceration in the Makati City Jail. That was to be sure additional good news only to be pooped on later by a later order of the same court granting her request to be transferred to a safer detention facility. She was then ordered to be transferred to Fort Sto. Domingo in Laguna. No matter the assurances from our government that it is not in any way giving any special treatment to Napoles, the fact alone of her transfer from the Makati City jail to Fort Sto. Domingo is enough indication that it is. Sure she will be deprived of her liberty as she rightfully should in that she will, while her fate in the illegal detention case that was led against her remains to be sealed, be conned within the four walls of Fort Sto. Domingo. But being temporarily deprived of liberty isnt just the crux anymore for someone who is facing a criminal indictment in this jurisdiction. In these parts, to be truly deprived of liberty albeit provisionally means to experience the hell that is the inside of a prison cell. In these parts, being deprived of liberty doesnt just mean mere incarceration anymore. And by the constitutional principle that is equal protection of the laws, Janet Napoles shouldnt be spared from what an or-

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atty. frANZ RAYMOND P. ASPA dinary prisoner has not. By the principle of equal protection, Janet Napoles should stand on equal footing as any other prisoner facing criminal charges. It can be gainsaid for Napoles that the principle of equal protection isnt at all a general one. It does not impose that all Filipinos or even transients of this country for that matter should be treated alike both as to rights conferred and responsibilities and obligations imposed. It can be argued for Napoles that the principle doesnt at all impose equality among all but only equality among equals. But it can be gainsaid against Napoles that equality among equals isnt at

WHAT I mean here is that we should rid ourselves of formalistic ways, long in theories and big ideas but short in personal and direct dealings with people, or long in words and good intentions but short in deeds, or long in justice but short in charity, patience, understanding and affection. Lately, Ive been reading several in-depth situationers of different aspects of Church life search for priestly vocations, seminary formation, lay apostolate, liturgical concerns, etc.

They have been written by eminent Cardinals and Bishops, and other Church officials and experts with vast pastoral experience, extensive training and formation, and with palpable level of spirituality. They are truly a source of good information that can drastically raise the level of knowledge of the general public who otherwise would hardly know the subtle and intricate forces at play in the world and in the Church today. Still I have a two cents worth to say about the whole thing. And that is,

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September 6, 2013 Friday of the 22nd Week Col 1:15-20; Ps 100; Lk 5:33-39


[The scribes and Pharisees] said to [Jesus], The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and the disciples of the Pharisees do the same; but yours eat and drink. Jesus answered them, Can you make the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? But the days will come and when the bridegroom is taken away from them, then they will fast in those days. And he also told them a parable. No one tears a piece from a new cloak to patch an old one. Otherwise, he will tear the new and the piece from it will not match the old cloak. Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled, and the skins will be ruined. Rather, new wine must be poured into fresh wineskins. [And] no one who has been drinking old wine desires new, for he says, The old is good.

September 19 is Zero Remittance Day for Zero pork!

day due to the global crisis combined with the onslaught of price hikes, to learn that our hard-earned money is being plundered for patronage politics and self-serving interests of a privileged few is a huge injustice, the group said. On choosing September 19 for the event, Migrante International said the date coincides with the anniversary of the implementation of the Overseas Workers Welfare Assistance (OWWA) Omnibus Policies (OOP) that effectively made the $25 OWWA contributions mandatory per contract. The OOP also limited benets and services provided by the OWWA to member OFWs. The OOP had since been deemed anti-migrant. It is one form of taxation imposed on OFWs that has gathered an estimated P14 billion in revenue for the government from OFWs contributions alone. OWWA funds have long been misused and plundered by government. But despite resounding calls for a full audit, the Philippine government has kept OFWs in the dark on how their hard-earned contributions


At times, one has to ow with the tide, not against it. When we feel that change is necessary, we need to be willing to change and not try to resist it. We need to be exible. We can never let our attitude be What was good enough for my parents is good for me. Change will never come if this is our attitude, but change must come. No one puts new wine into old wineskins; if he does, the new wine will burst the skins (Lk 5:37). This means that the new messages of Jesus about the Kingdom of God require a change on our attitudes and outlooks, for the new has outgrown the old and needs more room. For example, some of us are accustomed to think that if someone does harm to us, it is our right to retaliate. But Jesus new massage was: Turn the other cheek when someone hits at you. What he meant was that, even when we are hurt, we need to exercise self-control, unselshness and love for our neighbor, and not take revenge., if this new message is practised by all, there will be no need for so much conicts in the world. But in order to accept this new message of love from Christ, we need to change our belief in wild justice, which is retaliation. When a plant is pot-bound, it needs to be spotted, to allow its roots to expand. (His Word for Today, published by Paulines Publishing House, visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. No. 321-31-95) Sowers Seeds: Prayer is an absolutely necessity. Jesus Christ is not only our light and our model but he is also our cooperator and helper. Sharing in Gods strength we shall be submissive to him and our will will triumph over instincts and senses.. Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family

The degree of anger against pork barrel has made Migrante International, a global alliance of Filipino migrant organizations, to launch a Zero Remittance Day on September 19, calling it a symbolic protest and a political exercise for all OFWs to collectively show their outrage on issues that affect them. The event means that OFWs will refrain from remitting to demand the following: Abolish the pork barrel system; scrap the presidential and congressional pork barrel; investigate agencies; and prosecute and punish all ofcials involved. The group also demanded that government must re-channel funds to the peoples interests, providing OFWS in distress free, more accessible and more efcient services and wel-

fare assistance. On this day, Filipino immigrants from all over the world will once again send a united message against the pork barrel system. Our remittances that keep the economy aoat are being plundered by greedy ofcials. Through the Zero Remittance Day, we will make our voices be heard in the call to abolish the pork barrel and re-channel funds for the peoples interest, including more efcient services and welfare assistance to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in distress, said groups chairperson Gary Martinez in a statement. According to Martinez, his group is more than willing to lead in the international condemnation against corruption and the plunder of the OFWs hardearned money. While we are hardly surviving by the

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to worse under the Aquino administration. According to the group, the power to send or not to send remittances rests on Filipino immigrants and OFWs alone. By not remitting for one day, Filipinos all over the world will use their economic power to make a stand against cor-

ruption, patronage politics and social injustice, Martinez added. With all the madness going on with how the government squandered public funds, like in the case of pork barrel scam, the group sees September 11 Zero Remittance Day as an ultimate method of protest to the Aquino administration. The group had done this rst on October 29, 2008 as protest against the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Manila when they accused the GFMD and the governments promotion of modern day slavery through its labor export policy, and secondly, on July 26, 2009 against then Pres. Gloria Arroyos attempts to implement charter change through a constitutional assembly. The country has an estimated 10 million OFWs with an average of 4,200 Filipinos leaving daily for work. In 2012 alone, personal remittances from OFWs had reportedly reached a whopping US$23.8 billion, keeping the Philippine economy aoat. (Comments at

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are being utilized. In fact, despite billions of OWWA funds and the $21 billion worth of OFW remittances, services and assistance for Filipino migrants in distress have gone from bad

Petitioner Eusebia R. Apilar, assisted by counsel, led a Petition for Cancellation of the Certicate of Live Birth of Evelyn D. Corres with Local Civil Registrar No. 212 registered with the Local Civil Registrar of Hindang, Leyte. In support of their petition, the petitioner aver, THAT: she is of legal age, Filipino, widow and residents of Ballener St. Tabok, Hindang, Leyte; she is the godmother of Evelyn Degorio Corres who was born on 1968; sometime in 1976 the Municipal Hall of Hindang, Leyte was caught on re hence all previous birth records were likewise destroyed; Evelyn D. Corres believed in good faith that her birth record was de-

stroyed hence she applied for late registration wherein she was issued a new Birth Certificate with Local Civil Registry No. 98-363; lately she discovered that her fact of birth was already registered with Local Civil Registrar No. 212 containing different entries from Registry No. 98-363; she adopted the entries contained in the Birth Certicate bearing Local Civil Registrar No. 98363 in her daily transactions and all her records; hence, prayed for the cancellation of Certicate of Live Birth with Local Civil Registrar No. 212 in order to conform to the true and correct facts surrounding her Birth Certicate with Local Civil Registry No. 98-363. WHEREFORE, nding the Petition to be sufcient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on September 16, 2013 at 1:30 afternoon at which date, time and place anyone that may be prejudiced by the approval of the instant Petition may come to court in this rst opportunity. Published this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. Furnished copy of this Order to the Petitioner and her counsel at the given addresses for them to be present at the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 13th day of August, 2013, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines.

house, there would be commotion and disturbance if those in the house would not be cowed in fear from intimidation that the thief might do. Just the entry of the thief into the two houses of congress would have created a noise of resistance had

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Vivencio Alzarro extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel oand with an area of 3.062429 hectares, covered by ARP No. 00078, situated in Brgy. Catan-agan, Tarangnan, Samar. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Emmelly D. Olaje as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. no. 1966, Page No. 394, Book No. XX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Alfredo C. Delector. LSDE: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13, 2013


the legislators not been cooperative or in cahoots with the robbery of taxpayers money. People could just hope that the senate hearings will pin down the thieves and not the witnesses who courageously came out to tell their tale of this scam that had shaken the foundations of the Daang Matuwid governance. Let the probers catch, prosecute and punish the real thieves.
fort while jailing the latter in the bottomless pit of hell. There indeed exists no substantial variance between a lthy rich prisoner and a lowly one, if only on the matter of where they ought to be held in custody while their innocence remains to be a presumption. Should we add to that rumors that Napoles is being geared to become the states witness in the recent pork barrel scam against her lesser, if not equally, guilty cohorts, it makes you shudder on the thought that our government may not be sincere enough in trying to nally pin down the mother of it all. It makes you wary if Napoles, in the eventuality, will be truly brought to justice for her cunning yet ingenious plot. You may as well rest assured that by mere sleight of hand, all these would have been for nothing.


Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Epifania Campomanes extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Anajao, Locso-on, Borongan City, Eastern Samar under ARP No. 08-033-00635, Cad. Case No. 5942, designated as Lot No. 051, Block No. 017, with an area of 2,277 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Noreen P. Huguenin-Elie married to Olivier Huguenin-Elie as vendee for the above-described property together with all improvements thereon, per Doc. No. 270, Page No. 55, Book No. V, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito M. Go. LSDE: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13, 2013 Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Florentina C. Basiano extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Manlurip, San Jose, Tacloban City as Lot No. 3545-E (LRA) Psd-364949 with the improvements thereon, covered by T.C.T. No. T-4153, containing an area of 678 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Myra Campo, as vendee a portion of 93 square meters, as Lot 3545-E-2; Regina Monte de Ramos-Ronda as vendee for a portion of 93 square meters, Lot 3545-E-4; and Norvic Gaviola Campo as vendee for a portion of 100 square meters Lot No. 3545-E-3, from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 325, Page No. 65, Book No. XIX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Neil M. Sia. LSDE: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13, 2013



NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Maximina Lanuncia Moron extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential lot and all the improvements thereon, situated at San Jose St., Palo, Leyte, with an area of 200 square meters, more or less and covered under Tax Dec. No. 2577. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Edilberto L. Moron as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 440, Page No. 88, Book No. XXV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rolando V. Tomandao. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013


LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

(Sgd.) HON. EPHREM S. ABANDO Executive Judge

NOTICE is hereby given thatAvelino O. Doroja heir of late Lilia B. Doroja executed an afdavit of Adjudication over a parcel of coconut land situated at Barugohay Norte, Carigara, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 11807, Case 20, Cad 499 D, with O.C.T. No. P-39841, containing an area of 6,458 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ricky D. Ortula and Maria Cristina C. Ortula as vendee for the abovedescribed property; per Doc. No. 500, Page No. 50, Book No. 21, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edgar J. Tonolete. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013


all absolute either. The general rule is equality among all; equality among equals is only the exception. And the exception happens only when there is a valid classication, that is to say that there exists a valid and substantial distinction between one group on one hand and another on the other to justify an uneven treatment between the two. That is where the problem of Napoles transfer to Sto. Domingo lies. There exists no substantial distinction between the likes of her and of another, be he facing charges for a social or economic offense, to warrant an unequal treatment between them. There is no substantial difference between an alleged thief and a man slaughterer or a rapist to justify jailing the former with relative com-

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NOTICE is hereby given that Benedicta V. Moron and Maria Luz V. Moron are heirs of the late Vicente L. Moron executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of a parcel of residential land located along Highway in Brgy. Buri (Poblacion) adjacent of Brgys. Arado and Cavite West, Municipality of Palo, containing an area of 182 square meters, covered under Cad. Lot No. 460, evidenced by Tax Dec. No. 0074. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Edilberto L. Moron as vendee for the above-described parcel; per Doc. No. 441, Page No. 88, Book No. XXV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rolando V. Tomandao. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013


Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of Pablo Decena extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land with Lot 436-B, Psd-75750, being a portion of Lot 436 of Tacloban Cadastre, situated at Barangay 48, Tacloban City, covered by TCT No. T-3271 with an area of 410 sqm., more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of EKU Development Corporation, Tacloban City for the above described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 390, Page No. 79, Book V, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Raymund A. Acol. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013 Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of Purita A. Yutangco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over the following personal properties: 4,000 shares of stock of R and P Yutangco Realty Corporation; Toyota Sedan with Plate No. GJD 253; Mitsubishi Pajero with Plate No. HAZ-638, per Doc. No. 444, Page No. 90, Book I, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jerry S. Uy. LSDE: Aug. 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013




Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of Francisco Nodado, Borromeo Nodado and Romulo Nodado extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land with Lot 4651-B (LRC), Psd-8755, being a portion of Lot 4651 of Tacloban Cadastre, situated at Barangay 7, Tacloban City, covered by TCT No. T-16149 with an area of 199 sqm., more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of EKU Development Corporation, Tacloban City for the above described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 285, Page No. 58, Book V, Series of 2012 and Doc. No. 286, Page No. 59, Book V, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Raymund A. Acol. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013


The DSWD-Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) Pawing, Palo, Leyte would like to call the attention of the parents and relatives of ARTURO VILLEGAS, JR. and ARISUN VILLEGAS, of Barangay 6-A, Lopez Jaena Ext. Tacloban City. ARISUN VILLEGAS, was 4 years and 4 months old and ARTURO VILLEGAS, JR. was 1 year and 8 months old when admitted at the Reception and Study Center for Children. Said children are presently under the care and custody of RSCC since January 10, 2013. MERLY SALATAMBUS and ARTURO VILLEGAS, SR. or any relatives are requested to see the Center Head of DSWD-Reception and Study Center for Children at Pawing, Palo, Leyte or you may call Tel. No. (053) 323-2666. (Sgd.) NIDA V. JUSAY Officer Incharge

The DSWD-Reception & Study Center for Children (RSCC) Pawing, Palo, Leyte would like to call the attention of the parents, relatives or any interested party of a little boy, now named ROWELL DELA CRUZ, approximately 4 years old. On May 18, 2013, said child was seen by a concerned citizen in the person of Edna dela Cruz, wandering at the Public Market of Palo, Leyte with no adult company. He was wearing color red t-shirt and short. The MSWDO of Palo, Leyte referred Rowell to Reception and Study Center for Children, Palo, Leyte for temporary shelter and case management. The parents, relatives or any interested party of the said child, ROWELL DELA CRUZ, are requested to see the Officer-in-Charge or the Social Worker of DSWD-Reception & Study Center for Children, Pawing, Palo, Leyte or call Telephone Number 323-2666 to discuss plans for the child. failure to appear will serve as basis for filing a Petition for administrative Declaration of minor as Legally Available for Adoption. (Sgd.) NIDA V. JUSAY SWO III/Center Head
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wars. America a close ally of the Philippines will not tolerate China to succeed in their unscrupulous move to occupy the West Philippine Sea. Likewise, the Chinoys (Chinese-Pilipino) of the Philippines will not be happy that their blood relatives from Mainland China will be their enemies. Neither those Chinese in Mainland will tolerate their relatives in the Philippines be destroyed. Hence, those Chinese with relatives in the Philippines will be the very people who will be the key to the failure of China to conquer the Philippines. The Chinese brothers of the Chinoys living in Mainland China,

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will ruin the co-existence of the nations. No sane person will like wars, because there is no winner in war. Everyone is loser because of lives and properties destroyed as result of war. The Chinese leaders should reconsider their ambition to dominate the West Philippine Sea. They should be contented with their share of the ocean. Luckily China has

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shorelines unlike other countries situated in the interior lands. Philippine military arsenals may not equal the stockpiles of China, however, in war it is not the weapons that makes a conqueror victorious. In ancient Babylon, the strong fortress protecting the Babylonians fell not by use of the weapons but the ingenuity of the Persians under Cyrus the Great. It should be a lesson for those whose motive is to conquer nations because of having superior military weapons. While the Philippines and the neighboring countries are opposed to the bullying the Chinese government, the members of the United Nations are already fed up with

Region 8 nominee won national search for Idol ng TESDA

TACLOBAN CITY -- The representative of Eastern Visayas to the national search for Idol of Technical Education and
especially the youth will not allow their relatives in the Philippines to die. That the Chinese government intelligence people may have overlooked. So, China should reconsider their stand or join the fall of the human government in the very near future. (Feedback welcome, g_duna@

Skills Development Authority (TESDA), for the category self-employed, was awarded as a national winner among the four finalists coming from different regions. Dr. Jacqueline De Paz, administrator of St. Clare Polytechnic School of Burauen, was named as the national winner of TESDA, self-employed category, said the award brought her honor not only to her but to the entire region. Boy Abunda, also a

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Eastern Samar Municipality: Guiuan
In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Maria Flores Abarollo Lobrigo has led with this
(Complete name of the petitioner)

proud Waray, gave the awards during the ceremony. De Paz received a trophy and money amounting to P25,000. She also received a plaque of recognition as this years regional awardee. The search has two categories: the self-employed category and the wage employed category. The self-employed category was opened for males and females who graduated of TVET and managed a business in solo, in partnership, independent contractor or consultant within 3 years.


Ofce a petition for change of First Name from Flores to MARIA FLORES in the Birth
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Certificate of Flores Llego Abarollo who was born on May 30, 1972 at SSGH, Guiuan, Eastern Samar and whose
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(Name of Father) (Name of Mother)

Any person affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than Sept. 17, 2013. (Sgd.) LILIA L. MACHICA City/Municipal Civil Registrar
LSDE: Sept. 6 & 13, 2013

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Notice is hereby given that the heirs of the late Edilberto Perez Marco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land and several deposit accounts described as; Parcel 1, residential land located at 30 Batino St., Project 3, Quezon City, covered by T.C.T. No. RT-61199 (333509), containing an area of 146.9 square meters; 2) Brgy. 044 Mercedes, Catbalogan City, covered by T.C.T. No. T-15380, situated in Brgy. Mercedes, Municipality of Catbalogan, Samar, containing an area of 65 square meters, more or less; Bank Deposit accounts to wit: Allied Bank Cubao Br. - SSS Pension Savings Accounts No. 0220333503, under the name of Edilberto P. Marco; Allied Bank Cubao Branch, US$CTD No. 0072965, Account No. 0228-00605-2 in the name of Edilberto Perez Marco and Christopher Roberto Marco and Philippine Business Bank Cubao Branch - Savings Account No. 006-01-001287-0; per Doc. No. 371, Page No. 076, Book No. 180, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba.


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TACLOBAN CITYThe Department of Agriculture here in the region through its Agribusiness and Marketing Assistance Division (AMAD) continuously monitors the operations of the barangay and municipal food terminals established across Eastern Visayas. The establishment of the food terminals is one of DAs priority projects for its local food producers and consumers. These are intended to ensure that farmers and fisherfolk will earn from their harvests and guarantee that customers can avail of fresh products at

DA conducted forum with food terminal operators

affordable prices. To ensure that these terminals achieve their goal, AMAD conducts an annual forum for all food terminal operators in the region. On August 28-29, 2013, AMAD spearheaded the third regional summit/ consultative forum at the Oriental Hotel and Resort in Candahug, Palo. About 140 participants attended the twoday affair. AMAD chief Evelyn Mionda said that the said meeting served as avenue for the food terminal operators to ventilate their issues and concerns regarding the enterprise
While we do agree with the purpose of this ordinance, we cannot help but fear that this could be used for demolition against the poor and illegal settlers here in the city, Abao said. According to him, instead of coming up with this force evacuation ordinance, the city government should instead conduct information drive as to where are the areas in the city that are vulnerable to disasters like flooding or landslide. Councilor Uy said that under the ordinance, the city government through its City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, is mandated to identify areas across the city that are vulnerable to disasters. He said that the ordinance was enacted in compliance with a directive issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government mandating all local government units


The main purpose of this ordinance is to ensure that there will be no lives or properties lost during a calamity or disaster, the councilor stressed. The measure, An ordinance implementing forced evacuation during disasters or emergencies, was approved by the city council during their regular session on September 4. Uy said that any demolition to be carried out by the city government needs a court order but not in the case of a force evacuation. The Kadamay (Kalipunan ng mga Mamamayang Mahihirap), speaking through its city chapter organizational deputy, Joel Abao, claimed that the city government in carrying out demolition against illegal settlers could use the ordinance.

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and to find solutions accordingly. It was also a means for DA to obtain updates about the food terminals, she added. Pedro Bimbo Tan, from the Department of Trade and Industry 8, discussed some tips to sustain a business venture. He shared that a food terminal operator must always plan and organize the structure of his venture for him to be successful. He emphasized that food terminals TACLOBAN CITY-In should always strive for its aim to better serve its higher sales and lower clients, DAR is reconfigoperating cost.(PRINCESS uring its organizational ALEXIS B. SIGUAN/LNU-ABstructure and personnel COM INTERN) complementation. Pursuant to DAR Speto come up with a forced cial Order No. 478, series evacuation ordinance. of 2013; Melecia Ong, This ordinance is just assumed the duties and giving teeth to Memoran- functions of Provincial dum Circular No.2012-35 Agrarian Reform Proissued by the DILG. This gram Officer II (PARPO will be the legal basis for the city government in II), of DAR Leyte Provincarrying out force evacu- cial Office, replacing Leoation during a disaster or vigildo Monge,who will head DAR Samar Provinan emergency, Uy said. Uy also said that the cial Office. city mayor, Alfred RoOng, was formerly the mualdez, is also mandated Regional CARPO for opto report to the mem- erations division of DAR bers of the city council Regional Office 8-Eastern any force evacuation that Visayas, and concurrent was carried out within 24 CARPO for LTI of DAR hours. He also said that in car- Leyte Provincial Office,
rying the force evacuation among people who are in the midst of a disaster like flooding or landslide, a reasonable force would be used by agents of the city government. The ordinance defines reasonable force as the degree of force which is not excessive and is appropriate in protecting on oneself or ones property.(JOEY

New set of DAR Leyte officials

prior to her designation as provincial agrarian reform program officer II of DAR Leyte. Earlier, she was assigned at DAR Southern Leyte Provincial Office, where she headed the Administrative and Finance Division. She brings with her a wealth of experience in the DAR, spanning over 30 years of service in various assignments, particularly in operations and administration. During the handover ceremonies held at DAR Leyte Provincial Office and presided over by DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo, Paulina Canales took over from Marlu Merin, who is due for retirement, as Provinson the way he o she is, and each one has a unique way of contributing to the common good. Even if a person is wrong in some issue or has committed an offense deserving some punishment out of justice, our charity should never falter. And for that charity to be genuine charity, it has to be the charity of Christ, who commanded us to love one another as he loved us. This charity of Christ means that we have to learn and to be ready to love even our enemies or at least those who consider themselves our enemies, since we should not have enemies as far as we as Christians are concerned. We have to be real friends and brothers and sisters with everyone, and not stop in the level of considering others only as workers, bosses, political party mates or opponents, or social networking cial Agrarian Reform Officer I (PARPO I). Canales will be tasked with the delivery of support services to agrarian reform beneficiaries, clients and stakeholders in Leyte. Canales was formerly the chief of support services division at DAR Regional Office 08- in Tacloban City, and was at one time, served as Municipal Agrarian Reform Officer in Leyte. Agrarian reform implementation involves three (3) main components: land tenure improvement, delivery of support services and the implementation of agrarian justice. (JOHN

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the direct, personal dealings with others, marked by a certain intimacy and delicacy, which is but proper to us since we are persons, not things, and subjects, not mere objects. However we may be placed in our human way of ranking ourselves, whether we are on top or at the bottom, in front or at the back, everyone of us as a person needs to be motivated by what is objectively true, good and beautiful. We just cannot be pushed around, lectured about abstract theories. We need to be dealt with very personally. Besides, we have different characters, temperaments, sensitivities that need to be respected and, in fact, also to be appreciated, regardless of their defects, precisely because we have to love each per-

friends and acquaintances, etc. Trust, confidence, loyalty should reign. I remember a story of a priest who, as part of his personal apostolate with fellow priests, would visit sick priests in hospitals even if he did not know them personally yet. One time he visited a sick priest. In the course of the visit, another visitor, an old and rather gossipy old man, came and accidentally revealed to him that the sick priest actually did not look with favor at the group to which the visiting priest belonged. The visiting priest said that was no problem and gave the sick priest a brotherly hug and some nice words. That changed the whole situation. From the time on, the two priests became very close friends. Charity, not big ideas, really does wonders.*(roycimagala@

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red tide toxins based on a monitoring this week, according to BFAR. All types of shellfish and Acetes SP or alamang from said areas are not fit for human consumption. Thus, the public is advised to refrain from eating, harvesting, marketing, and buying these products from Matarinao Bay until such time that the shellfish toxicity level has gone down below the regulatory level, the bulletin added. Red tide phenomenon has been recurring in Matarinao Bay in the past three years. These are the coastal waters of Salcedo, Quinapondan, Gen. Macarthur and Hernani in Eastern Samar. (SARWELL

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BFAR lifted shellfish ban in Samar waters

TACLOBAN CITY The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources lifted on Wednesday the shellfish ban in three bays of Samar provinces but red tide toxins remain in Eastern Samars Matarinao Bay. Under Shellfish Bulletin No. 10 issued by BFAR National Director Asis Perez, it says that shellfish collected in Cambatutay Bay, IrongIrong Bay and coastal waters of Calbayog City are now safe for consumption. Based on the results of red tide monitoring activities of BFAR and local government units, shellfishes collected from these three bays are now negative for red tide toxins, the bulletin said. The fisheries bureau found out that water and shellfish meat samples have been negative from paralytic shellfish poison for three consecutive before drawing a conclusion. However, authorities will continue monitoring these bays to ensure public safety. On July 1, waters of Cambatutay Bay off Tarangnan, Samar were found positive of red tide. It killed two people and hospitalized 22 others. After few days, harmful algae bloom spread to Irong- Irong Bay off Catbalogan City and waters of Calbayog City. Meanwhile, Matarinao Bay is still positive of

FDA 8 promotes generic medicine

TACLOBAN CITY The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is promoting generic medicine for its low cost, safe and as quality medicine. Dr. Sonia Cabahit, head of FDA, said that generic medicine attributes pure and easily absorbed by human body compared to branded medicine. Generic medicine is cheaper, safe and a quality medicine. It is sold in registered and licensed drugstores or establishments. These stores should have a good storage of drugs, air conditioned or well ventilated, and have a good dispensing, Cabahit said. Medicines that patients will buy must have

a receipt from a doctor, and in generic there is the so-called drug menu card in which you can chose a generic medicine, Cabahit added. According to her, its not because it is branded it is effective, but even if it is branded or generic you can assure it will be effective if that medicine is registered. Republic Act 9502 mandates government and all those employed by the government such as retained hospitals and its medical practitioners shall use generic terminology only in transactions related to prescribing, purchasing and dispensing of drugs and medicines. (JOAN A.

TACLOBAN CITY -- The City Social Welfare and Development Office will be implementing the Supplemental Feeding Program(SFP) this month, according to City Social Welfare and Development Officer Liliosa Lily Baltazar. Baltazar said that they already prepared

CSWD to implement supplemental feeding program this September

the program scheme in which they tapped their day care workers in the barangays to execute the feeding program of the DSWD and the National Nutrition Council (NNC) to be monitored and supervised by their office and the City Nutrition Office. She told reporters that the P5.4 million budget for this SFP will be used for 3,600 children in 60 day-care centers in the city which will entitle them for a day-hot-meal for four months. The CSWD officer also said that this program will address the malnutrition problem in the city for children aging 3- 4 years enrolled in the day care centers.

This is on top of the various feeding programs of the city government such as the 10-a-day save a life which is in partnership with the Sangyaw Foundation and the city government of Tacloban thru special project for health and the Office of Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez. (EDEN

Consultative meeting on rabies control held in EV

TACLOBAN CITY- In order to address the remaining health problem caused by rabies and to provide continuing support to control and eradicate this disease in the region, a consultative meeting was recently conducted by the Department of Agriculture-8 (DA-8) livestock program in partnership with the World Organization for Animal Heath, formerly called Office International Epizootics (OIE). This activity was spearheaded by Dr. Ronello Abila, OIE sub-regional representative, and attended by representatives from the Department of Health-8, Provincial and City Veterinary Offices in the region. Some of the topics tackled were the history of rabies, including the development of vaccine to prevent the disease; major accomplishments of the program; and major existing campaigns including the Bantay Rabis sa Barangay (BRB), a strategy to vaccinate all dogs at the barangay level. The team also laid out plans and specific activities to totally eradicate Rabies in the Visayas Region. In the Philippines, rabies continues to be a pressing health problem which takes the lives of 200 to 300 Filipinos every year. It may be recalled that in year 2009 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation provided support to the Philippines, particularly in Eastern Visayas in a program called Rabies-free Visayas Islands Project that aimed to declare the Visayas region as a rabiesfree zone by the end of the project implementation this year. OIE pledged to provide Eastern Visayas 250,000 vaccines every year, at the same time assured fullsupport to all the plans of the collaborating agencies in order to achieve its aim to declare the Visayas as a rabies-free zone and to end the major health problem caused by rabies. Some of the plans and activities to be conducted are the continued advocacy on rabies elimination, massive vaccination of dogs, investigation of rabies cases in Samar, Eastern Samar and Leyte, and the evaluation of the areas to be declared as Rabies-free zones.

TACLOBAN CITY Aimed at providing OFW communities at the local level access to its programs and services, the OWWA regional office 8 conducted a capability building training for OFW help desk officers from all over the region on August 29-30, 2013 at the Ritz Tower de Leyte, this city. Said training was part of the OWWAs commitment under RA 10022 (an Act amending RA 8042 or the Migrant Workers Act)

OWWA-8 conducts capability building training for OFW help desk officers
provides that the role of LGUs include the creation of OFW help desk, with the help of national agencies, to help in the information dissemination on all aspects of overseas employment. OFW help desk serves as a forefront, particularly in far-flung areas where access to information and services has been remote. The help desk, manned by LGU-designated personnel, initially attends to complaints and problems of OFWs and their families. It also serves as information hub of benefits and programs of OWWA and other agencies catering to the OFWs and their families. According to OWWAs social welfare officer Marlene Kajano, the two-day activity was aimed to train the OFW help desk officers on how to address problems or concerns of OFWs and their families in their municipalities. The training generally focused on stress management, case management and client service relations.

Moreover, the OWWA will regularly coordinate with OFW help desk officers and the city government through PESO, and conduct orientation activities for them regarding OWWA programs and services. The help desk will be provided regularly by the agency with information, education and communication (IEC) materials on OWWA programs and services for distribution to clients who visit the desk. (ARVIA CLAUDINE O. DENALO, LNU ABCOM INTERN)


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former governor Paul Daza, a political rival of Rep. Emil Ong, said. Libagon, Southern Leyte Mayor Frankie Ranque echoed the same observation of other mayors, although he is an ally of Rep. Damian Mercado, the pork barrel system is very unfair to other local chief executives who are from different party. Even among those political allies of a congressman, distribution of funds depends on how close you are to them. For some, its hard to get funding assistance and for some is easier, Ranque added. Lawaan, Eastern Samar Mayor Candida Gabornes said her stand on pork barrel abolition is neutral as long as the national will continue to give more financial support to poor municipalities. In contrast, Limasawa, Southern Leyte Mayor Melchor Petracorta emphasized the need to retain pork barrel since this is the most accessible supplemental funds for economically depressed local government units. (SARWELL

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