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website: VOL. XXV NO. 152 e-mail: Editorial - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 P10.00 IN TACLOBAN
Under the 2014 National Expenditure ProCARIGARA, Leyte The Department of Public Works and Highgram, road sections covways (DPWH) is pouring out P171.19 million for improvement in ered by the Leyte Second 2014 of Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road, the busiest road section in Engineering District (2nd Eastern Visayas. LED), will get P95.74 milBY SARWELL Q. MENIANO lion budget for rehabilitation, P12 million for road slip, P1.5 million bridge repair, P19.71 million for drainage system, P14.24 million for asphalt overlay and P28 million paving of shoulders. Raising concerns on safety of motorists, District Engr. Carlos Veloso, vowed to rectify defects along sections in two years. Veloso said that with the inclusion of huge budget for 2014 maintenance activities for the road network, they are confident that condition



DPWH allots P171M for Palo-Carigara-Ormoc Road

of the highway will be improved. Bulk of the budget will be poured out within the 20-kilometer critical road section in Capoocan, Leyte. The road has been damaged by regular passage of heavy vehicles and poor drainage system. The district engineer said they are committed to improve the road rating not just to gain a better rating but to ensure safety of motorists that pass through one of the regions busiest national to page 6

Private plane reported to have crashed in Naval

TACLOBAN CITY A private plane was said to have crashed in a hilly and remote village of Naval town in Biliran yesterday morning. Naval town Mayor Susan Parilla said that based on the information relayed to her, the

Department of Energy assistant secretary and National Biofuels Board alternate chairperson Daniel Ariaso (2nd from right) listens to a question raised by one of its members during the board meeting at the Palo Municipal Hall, Palo, Leyte, September 10. (VINO R. CUAYZON)

still unidentified plane crashed somewhere in Barangay Imelda, about eight kilometers away from the town proper. Based on the information she received from the barangay chairman of Imelda, Max to page3

DOH seeks ISO certification

TA C L O B A N CITYTo further improve its service to the


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people of Eastern Visayas, the Department of Health (DOH) regional oce is seeking an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certification this year. Dr. Jose R. Llacuna, Jr., the newly-installed DOH-8 regional director said the agency has already conducted orientations and trainings for all its employees to let them

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understand well of the need to institutionalize a Quality Management System (QMS) certifiable to ISO 9001:2008. All processes will be streamlined so that the delivery becomes effective and ecient. Our processes will be documented, evidenced-based and transparent so that our clients get satisfied of our services, Llacuna said. He added that being ISO certified ensures global competitiveness, to page 2

House Independent Minority Bloc leader and Leyte (1st Dist) Rep.Ferdinand martin FM Romualdez (center) called for the reconstitution of the House Oversight Committee to help implement tighter measures against corruption and other forms of fraud in government transactions.Joining him in a press conference at the House of Representatives are Buhay Party-List Rep.Lito Atienza (right) and Abakada Party-List Rep.Jonathan De La Cruz (left). PHOTO BY VER S. NOVENO

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Soria praise men for peaceful celebrations of patrons in capitals of 3 Samar provinces
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte -- Police Chief Superintendent Elmer R. Soria commended his men for keeping the fiesta celebrations of the provincial capitals of three Samar provinces peaceful and orderly, to include that of Calbayog City. The director of Police Regional Oce 8 congratulated the ocers and men of police stations in Catbalogan and Calbayog City in Samar; Borongan City in Eastern Samar and Catarman in Northern Samar for a job well done in ensuring a festive but peaceful feast day celebrations in a span of two weeks. Soria said that he was impressed by the security plans laid out by police chiefs in said areas wherein no major untoward incident was reported to the police amid the huge crowd present during the feast day and during the highlights of the festivities. The peaceful celebration showed that we are joyful but peace-loving people. The cooperation of the public and the visitors generally helped, said Soria. Catbalogan City, Samars capital, celebrated its feast day on August 24 in honor of its patron saint, St. Bartholomew the Apostle, with a month-long Pagdayeg ug Pasalamat festivity highlighted by the Manaragat Festival on vesper day. Northern Samars capital, Catarman, celebrated its fiesta in honor of Our Lady of Annunciation in August 29. Eastern Samars capital Borongan City and Calbayog City, also in Samar, likewise marked their fiesta on September 8 in honor of their patron saint, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Samar island was a single province with Catbalogan as its capital until the approval of Republic Act No. 4221 on June 19, 1965 dividing the province into three divisions: Northern Samar, Eastern Samar and Samar with each new province adopting a new capital, Borongan for Eastern Samar and Catarman for Northern Samar while Samar retained Catbalogan as its capital. Calbayog City, meanwhile, is the regions oldest city, chartered on July 15,

TACLOBAN CITY -- Department Of Trade Industry (DTI)-Leyte Director Desiderio Belas Jr has led in the launching of Shared Service Facility for Tinapang Daing na Bangus Project. Through the said project, the quality and

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1948 with the signing of RA 328 by then President Manuel Roxas. Las Navas in Northern Samar and Dulag in Leyte also celebrated their town fiestas on September 8. The efforts of our men in imposing crowd control, directing vehicular trac and conducting overt and covert deployment to thwart street crimes as well as in securing the public from any untoward incident during these festivities ensured the peaceful and orderly celebrations, Soria said. He added that the police also coordinated with communities to activate the Barangay Peacekeeping Action Teams and assist them in keeping a peaceful celebration. (PINSP ROMUEL

productivity of microenterprises and tinapa processors within and outside of Babatngon will be improved. Director Bellas said. Together with the launching was the turnover to the ocers of said cooperative of three equipment namely, multi func-

tion smokehouse, chest freezer and stainless working tables. The project was in partnership with the Saint Joseph Multipurpose Cooperative and the Local Government of Babatngon, Leyte. The Shared Service Fa-

cility launch started at 9 a.m. with the cutting of the ribbon of the Tinapang Daing na Bangus Plant and a welcome address by Charita M. Chan, Babatngon mayor, and the station in charge, Ms.Fe G. Hipe.


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gain the citizens confidence, and align the agencys vision with the current thrust of the national government on good governance and anti-corruption.

Llacuna said that DOH will be the first government agency to have a department-wide ISO QMS certification and is now regarded to be the biggest organization seeking the ISO certification. ISO is a non-governmental organization and the worlds largest developer and publisher of international standards on good quality management practices. The figures 9001:2008 is a model created by the ISO for setting up a valu-

able and applicable QMS and standards for ensuing quality services, environmental friendliness, safety, reliability, eciency and interchangeability. Llacuna revealed that the DOH in Mimaropa Region, where he was previously the regional director, has earned ISO certification last week. We hope to earn the same for DOH in Eastern Visayas, Llacuna said. Llacuna replaced Dr. Jaime S. Bernadas, who was assigned to the DOH in

Central Visayas. The new DOH regional director is a native of Camiguin province but traces his maternal roots in Villaba, Leyte. When asked about his priorities for DOH in the region, Llacuna said he will continue the main mission and vision of the agency to provide quality health services in an ecient and effective way and to the satisfaction of the people of Eastern Visayas. In a devolved setup, we are the primary servicer of

TACLOAN CITY -- City Population Oce continues to conduct Pre-marriage Counseling to couples who are about to get married. The said counseling is in accordance to Presidential Decree 965 that states that all couples are required to undergo the counseling before receiving their marriage license. This activity aims to give the couples a birds eye view after they got married, said Melchora Cawile, Actthe services, meaning we provide technical assistance to the local government units, he said. He added that the department will also continue its health facilities enhancement, logistics assistance, and training of devolved health personnel. (REYAN L. ARINTO)


ing Provincial Ocer of Population Commission. All couples planning to get married will be gathered and scheduled for half-day counseling. In connection with this, topics such as Responsible Parenting, Family Planning, Home Management and Budgeting would be tackled in the said activity. The PMC Team conducting the counseling is composed of the City/ Municipal Population Office, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Health Oce. (ENCARNACION

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Cari to present to city council P450-M budget for next year

BAYBAY CITY- Mayor Carmen Cari of this city is to submit to the members of the city council her proposed budget of about P450 million for next year. The proposed P450million city budget is higher compared to the current budget of the city, Cari said. The city government operates under a budget of P419 million which is lower by P31 million compare to the proposed 2014 budget. Cari said that she would submit the 2014 city budget next week to the members of the city council for their deliberations and eventual approval. The city mayor said that about 55 percent of the budget was allocated for personnel services with the rest of it to be spent for its various services and projects for next year. Under the 2014 proposed city budget, an amount was also allocated for the hosting of Baybay in next years Eastern Visayas Regional Athletic Association (EVRAA) Meet. The city council has earlier approved a supplemental budget amounting to P 8 million for the construction of grandstand for the said annual regional sporting event. Meanwhile, Mayor Cari said that the city government spent almost P5 million for the repair of its city hall and some of its vehicles damaged during an incident involving city police personnel and supporters of defeated mayoralty candidate, Marilou Malot Galenzoga last June 30. Supporters of Galenzoga stormed the city hall and damaged some of its facilities, to include several city government-owned vehicles like an ambulance and a water tank truck. String of cases was filed by the city government against Galenzoga and some of her supporters due to this incident. (LIZBETH

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Anti-tracking training in Samar to end this week

TACLOBAN CITY The training component of anti-tracking in persons drive of the Millennium Challenge Account Philippines (MCA-P) will be completed this week in 15 areas of Samar provinces covered by the United States-funded road project. MCA-P and non-government organization partner Philippines Against Child Tracking (PACT) kicked off yesterday the last series of three-day sessions. Joining the training are key town ocials, village chiefs, police ocers and community leaders of Quinapondan, Mercedes, Salcedo and Guiuan in Eastern Samar. Earlier, the MCA-P and PACT held a series of information and education drive for leaders in municipalities of Llorente, Hernani and Gen. MacArthur in Eastern Samar. The training series has kicked off July 9 for municipalities of Hinabangan and Paranas in Samar; Sulat, and Taft in Eastern Samar and the provincial social welfare and development oce (PSWDO) of Samar On July 23 to 25, the training has involved officials from San Julian, Borongan City, Maydolong and Balangkayan and PSWDO in Eastern Samar. The partnership between MCA-P and PACT seeks to provide technical assistance to the 15 municipalities in terms of the formation of the Local Council Against Tracking (LCAT) Violence Against Women and Children and strengthen protection mechanism and referral system of the LCATs, said Ma. Victoria Aonuevo, MCA-P managing director and chief executive ocer, in a statement. These activities are part of the Community Outreach Component of MCA-Ps anti-tracking in persons campaign in 13 municipalities in Eastern Samar and two municipalities in Samar. The program aims to reach out 151 barangay covered by the road upgrading project. The community education sessions include lectures on human tracking as a violation of Human Rights, human tracking as a gender-based issue and the Anti-Tracking Act of 2003 or RA 9208, which was recently amended as the Expanded Anti-Trafficking Law. In addition to the community education sessions, PACT also distributes flyers, posters and tarpaulins and use the radio to provide information on anti-tracking to social workers, police, teachers, barangay ocials, youth, members of civil society and residents. A radio plug will be aired for three months in local radio stations to inform the public on the abuses suffered by victims in the hands of their traffickers and where they can report cases of tracking.


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Jutara, the incident took place at around 7:30 a.m. Parilla said that as of press time, they have yet to know where the exact location of the plane and how many passengers were on board. Parilla, together with her vice mayor, Redentor Villardon, members of the town police and of the provincial disaster risk reduction management council are now in the area to conduct their search operations. As of press time, the Naval mayor could not provide much detail on this accident. She, how- BIETA) ever, asked aviation authorities to conduct an aerial survey in the area to trace the still missing plane. Imelda is a mountain village with a population of close to 1,000 people. Rescue ambulances and fire tracks from the municipal government of

Naval are now in standby in Imelda. The oce of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) based in Tacloban, as of this posting, has yet to receive any information on the reported plane crash incident. A CAAP personnel, who asked not to be identified, said that the plane could have come from either Mactan in Cebu or Ormoc City in Leyte and piloted by a student or students doing flight trainings. Both Ormoc and Mactan have flying schools. But this remains to be an speculation. We have yet to verify information on this incident, the personnel said. (JOEY A. GA-

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Heads to roll for the PDAF fiasco

he Dept. of Justice is literally in the thick of the records over the much talked about Priority Development Assistance Fund scam, perusing evidences to determine who should be in the charge sheet for Plunder soon. As things yet hang in the balance, there are schools of thought hovering on whether or not all these documentary and testimonial evidences will be enough for the Justice Department to resolve that indeed there is probable cause and that the accused could be guilty thereof. For now, reports have it that 10 to 11 officials of the government could be facing cases in court for Plunder, a non-bailable offense, this is if the DOJ will forward the complaints to the courts of justice. It is patent in all those so far divulged by the media to the public that the touted pork barrel scam queen Janet Lim-Napoles was in cahoots with at least ten personalities in the bureaucracy which made her an ultimate operator

and magician in this fiasco. There were names initially disclosed, obviously belonging to the opposition bloc. Tainted with politics, the exposs tried to pin down senators who are not allies of the administration of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III. There are even quarters challenging the fourth estate to also bravely reveal to the public how PNoy utilized his share of the pork barrel from the CDF years to the current. What is revolting, however, is how could have the Commission on Audit simply allowed these taxpayers money be accumulated in hefty sum and be just drained to waist or rather be funneled to spurious end recipients, when in the first place it already had the proof in its hands of anomalous transactions being cooked. Spare the COA which is supposed to be apolitical and neutral in the bickering of political bigwigs. Albeit a given fact, COA is
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PFM would have been 96 today

Former Ferdinand Edralin Marcos would have been the greatest Head of Philippine state if not for several factors that hindered making him one. Number one: In the last, few years of his virtual Dictatorship he got sick with lupus, that brought him to confinement often and was no longer in full control of that historic new society government that he fathered. No. 2 At that time of his a seemingly incurable ailment/s, we learned that the government was being ineffectively run and mismanaged by the Marcos cronies with the controversial First Lady of the Land, Leytes pride, US-brand of democracy and the rest is history. -o0oI idolized Ferdinand Marcos even as early as during his stint as Representative of Ilocos Norte, later as Senator of the republic and eventually, Senate President. I was then an elementary grades teacher. I even made a scrapbook of him where I posted his pictures in action and some of his speeches I kept during his Presidency of the Republic. He was 48 years old when he became President. It was during his Presidency that I would listen over the radio (no tv yet in

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Imelda Romualdez Marcos, as its leader. -o0oThe situation of the country got instable: the economy dipped at its lowest; the insurgency was gaining grounds the Filipinos apparently were getting dissatisfied with the government; and worse was when former Senator Benigno S. Aquino Jr. the

number one critic of the Marcos regime came home from exile but mercilessly gunned down at the airport tarmac. -o0oAlmost completely, a destabilized nation after that, People Power Revolt succeeded in Feb. 25, 1986; Cory Aquino wife of the slain senator was installed President; she restored

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logue and negotiation. Without peace, there can be no form of economic development. Violence never begets peace. We, Filipinos must join the Popes appeal for peace and we must condemn the contemplated action of the United States and France as a serious abuse of power. Russia is supporting Syria and other Arab countries like Iran, Iraq and Jurdan are also in the side of Syria. If Russia and China will support Syria in case of US-led military action, there is a possibility that it may develop into a full blown world war. Lets make peace not war. War is only for crazy people.

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World Peace

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St. Francis held a peace vigil for Syria and around the world. The Pope is wary of the proposed US-led military action against Syria following the August 21 chemical weapons attack near Damascus that killed hundreds of people. The Pope issued a heartfelt plea for peace as violence and war are never a way to peace.

The conflict in Syria is serious as it may turn into a fall blown war. The Pope has expressed his concern about the futility of military action. The world leaders should find ways to overcome the conflicting positions and to lay aside the futile pursuit of military action. Rather, let there be a renewed commitment to seek a peaceful solution through dia-

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person. We have witnessed serious efforts to inculcate honesty in every man in an earnest desire to restore the virtue that once reigned in all of mankind and this world. Of the various strategies to make every person be honest, we still face the miserable reality of a distorted figure skewed more to failure. It cannot be gainsaid that all efforts to inculcate honesty is failing due to the misplaced appreciation and treatment of that virtue. Values such as honesty had been incorporated in our educational system. It is integrated in the various academic subjects with the end of inculcating effectively the ideal virtues that can bring back the beauty and goodness of life. Unfortunately, we have seen the failure of values education over the years that it was made part of the academic curriculum. There is no better proof indicative of such failure than the undesirable virtues prevailing among the young generations in our schools despite the constant indoctrination of such desirable values. Many of us wonder and continue to be boggled by the undesirable traits and values that the youth are possessed of despite the value education in the school curriculum. We need not look too far for apt answers to our ques-

Ever since the beginning of creation, everything was made in harmony, peace and love. All creations were in its natural order in accord with the divine plan. Man lived in the fullness of life and happiness in a world that is beautiful, good and true. The goodness of life that was a creation of the greatest virtue that is love was torn by mans disobedience and dishonesty. That dishonesty to the divine will became the root cause of the troubles of life. Every problem that came after that dreadful commission of the original sin is an offshoot of that dishonesty before God, his fellowmen and himself. Honesty affords man to see in all creations beauty, goodness and truth, the virtues that make us live in harmony, peace and love. Amid the problems and troubles of life in this world that had been torn by conflicts, we are called unceasingly to live honestly. Yes, honesty is the key for us to regain the

harmony, peace and love that reigned from the beginning of creation. We lost the beauty and goodness of life from the time man committed disobedience that was rooted on dishonesty. Every time we act dishonestly, we destroy the natural order of life in this world that is supposed to be good and beautiful. We face every moment of our life the tough challenge to be true and honest. We fail not on the flimsy excuse of our human frailty for every act of dishonesty is a choice in our inner struggle to be. We fall every time we fail to resist the temptations that confront us in every little thing we do every day. Indeed, if every man will be honest and true, living a life in harmony and peace is not a farfetched goal that would bring us to that ideal world that is good and beautiful akin to that creation in the beginning of time. As honesty is an inner virtue, the struggle to be is a decided choice in the inner conflict within every

supposed to be the watchdog that will bark whenever a burglar is in the house. A real dog is better because it starts to woof while the robber is yet trying to force its way into the edifice so that the innkeeper at least or the household members will be alerted and thwart the burglars advances. Some concerned individuals are thinking, If only COA sounded the alarm seasonably or before billions of taxpayers money could be squandered at the behest or at the maneuvering of conscienceless greedy human-vultures, such scam may have not gone this far, just for an instance. It is unthinkable how come some COA regional offices could file charges at regional trial courts against certain government functionaries in the barangay and municipal levels for suspected ghost project costing only about 1.5 million and failed to do in colossal projects now totaling to 10 billion pesos? This vivifies the comparison, photos of which are circulating now in social media, between a skinny snatcher being tortured by the police authorities and the brawny Napoles, tagged as the queen of 10-B pork barrel scam being respectfully aided by authorities while having herself booked in jail. This is the disparity that is truly representative of Filipino culture the brazen amplification of the distinction between someone who has something and someone who has nothing in his pocket. Now that the robber was able to cart and stash away the money he did not work hard for, and has invested his loot into his personal belongings enriching himself at the expense of his helpless victim, while the police remains hesitant to immediately file a case against him for a reason or another and the thief enriches himself at the expense of his victims, the latter will just be groaning in anger. The 10 hundreds of millions of pesos in taxes forcibly collected from the people, especially the fixed-income earners, is a sum worthy to finance the operation of at least five depressed municipali-

the barrios then), all his speeches. Funny, that I even tried to mimic his speech delivery style to the delight of some barkadas who like me, idolized the President. -o0oI idolized him more when he declared Martial Law on two objectives: to quell rebellion and to create a New Society. So in January 16, 1976, after 15 years, 7 years as classroom teacher, 8 years as Head Teacher of Busay Elementary School, Barugo Leyte and with the help of Fr. Aurelio Crisologo our Parish Priest in Barugo, I transferred to the then,Department of Public Information (now PIA) to be part of the Marcos clique in society.

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I was so proud and actively motivated leading Pulong-Pulongs (barangay assemblies) we scheduled in barangays in Southern Leyte as Provincial Information Chief. We initiated bigger interpersonal activities, the Information Caravans. It was a kind of pulongpulong, with information about the New Society and I would talk about the greatness of Marcos in these assemblies. This was coupled with direct public service delivery program provided by concerned government agencies who were permanent members of the INFOCAR Team. Marcos was born September 11, 1917. He should have been 96 today.

September 11, 2013 Wednesday of the 23rd Week Col 3:1-11; Ps 145; Lk 6:20-26


(Jesus raised) his eyes toward his disciples and said: Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are uou when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you and denounce your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great and heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way. But woe to you who are rich now, for you have received your consolation. But woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way.


Emptiness and fullness, at first, seem to be complete opposites. But in the spiritual life, they are not. In spiritual life, we find the fulfillment of our deepest desires by becoming empty for God. When Jesus declared that the poor, the hungry and the sorrowful are truly blessed people (Lk 6:20-22), he affirmed that those who empty themselves for values higher than the earthly ones, are truly being filled, for they drink from God, the very source of happiness. Jesus is not against happiness, but declares what really constitutes happiness. He is not against money, sufficient food or comfort, but warns us not to pursue them as a source of happiness. Hence St. Paul asks us to seek the things that are above where Christ is seated at the right hand of God (Col 3:1). We know only too well, how Jesus himself lived his life, emptying himself to the death on the cross. However, his moment of complete emptiness and complete fullness became the same. When he had given all away to his Abba Father, he cried out, It is fulfilled. He, who was lifted upon the cross, was also lifted into the resurrection. So it is with us. When we empty the cups of our life completely, for the sake of God, we will receive from him, the fullness of life. (His Word for Today, published by Paulines Publishing House, visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. #321-31-95) Sowers thought: We give greater honor to God by acknowledging Gods mercy more than by acknowledging Gods justice. Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family

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CATE OF TITLE NO. T-66360 A parcel of land (Lot 1093-B-8 of the subdivision plan, (LRC) Psd-100409, being a portion of lot 1093-B, (LRC) Psd-15579; LRC Cad. Rec. No. 1060), situated in the Barrio of Marasbaras, City of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte, Bounded on the: SE., along line 1-2 by lot 1093-B-7 of the subdivision plan; on the SW., along line 2-3 by lot 1093-B-2 of the subdivision plan; on the NW., along line 3-4 by lot 1093-B-9 of the subdivision plan; on the NE., along line 4-1 by lot 1093-B-19 of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FORTY (240) SQUARE METERS, more or less. Registered in the name of ROGELIO C. AGUSTIN, of legal age, Filipino, married to NIDA C. AGUSTIN. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND ENCUMBRANCES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE. 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 OCT. 10, 2013 on the same time and place without further notice. TACLOBAN CITY, AUGUST 5, 2013. FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

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highway connecting Tacloban City and Ormoc City. I understand this is one of the busiest roads in the region and many trucks have heavy loads. We can minimize the negative impact by improving the thickness and construct drainage system, Veloso added. Last year, the DPWH Bureau of Maintenance gave a poor and fair rating for Palo-CarigaraOrmoc Road particularly the mountainous area of Capoocan, Leyte. Prior to his appointment as head of 2nd LED, Veloso had been recogRepublic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Oce No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0586 Ref. No. VIII-2003-0919 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity and with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. ROMELO ANTONI-VENDOR CRISTIE ABANDO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ST. PAULS-CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135, as Amended filed by the RURAL BANK OF DULAG (LEYTE), INC., with office address at P. Burgos St., Tacloban City represented by Elvira H. Yu against Sps. AVELINO MACALALAD & GLORIA S. MACALALAD, of legal ages, Filipino, married with postal address at BRGY. BARAS, PALO, LEYTE, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of JULY 12, 2013, Amounted to FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIX PESOS & 66/100 (Php 471,506.66) Philippine


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in Southern Leyte engineering district nized for his excel- where he served for lent performance in nine years until early road maintenance last month.


Our electric cooperative would like to inform its member-consumers that the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), formerly known as TRANSCO, will be installing an intermediary structure between Structure # 30-B & 31-C located at Barangay Caibaan, Tacloban City on September 13, 2013. In this regard, power to our whole coverage area of Tacloban City, Palo, and Babatngon, will be interrupted on 13 September 2013 (Friday) from 1:00 AM until 6:00 AM for the entire duration of their activity. For more details, please call our Member Services Division at 321-2629 or 321-4292. Thank you. (Sgd.) MA. ROSARIO C. AVESTRUZ OIC-General Manager
VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR ROMELO ANTONI-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF CRISTIE ABANDO-VENDEE HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ROGIN TRANSPORT SERVICE, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 9th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 SAINZ. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing thereof on October 16, 2013 at 8:30 in the morning before this Court at which date, time and place, any interested party may appear and show cause if any, why the petition should not be granted. Accordingly, let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of petitioner once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte qualified to publish, judicial notices before the scheduled date of hearing and have this order be posted at the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall and of this court. Further, let a copy thereof be furnished the Local Civil Registrar of Ormoc City, the Solicitor General, Makati City, the City Prosecutor, Ormoc City for their information and appropriate action and the Social Welfare Officer of the Regional Trial Court, Ormoc City for her to conduct a Social Case Study on the petitioners, the child sought to be adopted the matter at least one (1) week before the scheduled hearing. SO ORDERED. In Chambers, Ormoc City, Philippines, AUGUST 16, 2013.


Filed is a verified petition for adoption of MICAH EZRA APUYA DAANTOS praying that after due notice, publication and hearing a judgment be issued granting the Petition for Adoption and the change of name of the child subject for adoption and shall become the adopted child of herein petitioners for her to enjoy all the rights, privileges, and prerogatives of a legitimate child using the full name MICAH EZRA APUYA DAANTOS


Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135, as Amended filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND with office address at corner MH Del Pilar and Lopez Jaena Streets, Tacloban City, represented by Paulino C. Talacay against ROGELIO C. AGUSTIN, of legal age, Filipino, married with postal address at FATIMA VILLAGE, TACLOBAN CITY, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of JANUARY 24, 2012, Amounted to SIX HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY SIX PESOS & 22/100 (Php 648,766.22) Philippine Currency, excluding Penalties, Charges, Attorneys Fees, expenses of the Foreclosure, Sheriffs Lawful Fees, and expenses for conducting the PUBLIC AUCTION on OCTOBER 3, 2013, at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban city, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following Real Properties/Personal Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFI-

LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

(Sgd.) ELIAS N. ACOSTA Sheriff IV

NOTICE is hereby given that Juanito C. Lapuz, heir of late Dolores Lapuz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Brgy. Poblacion, Palo, Leyte covered by TCT No. TP-12162 with Tax Dec. No. 08-23001-01104, known as Lot No. 356-P, Lot 5 Psd-08-006604, having an area of 5.2698 hectares. A Deed of Sale was executed a portion of 30,000 square meters from the above-described real property in favor of Connie Alfabete as vendee; per Doc. No. 469, Page No. 94, Book No. 38, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin Y. Chua. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that Aurelia C. Delector heir of late Felix P. Delctor executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a bank deposit with LandBank of the Philippines, under Savings Account No. 0181-3568-71; per Doc. no. 110, Page No. 22, Book No. I, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jared Anthony A. Bandalan. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Alberto V. Chan married to Amelia Piamonte executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over a portion of a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Bunga, Abuyog, Leyte, covered by T.C.T. No. TP-18346 and Tax Dec. No. 08-1022-00526, a portion of 200 square meters in favor of Magdalena Rebarbas-Rios married to Rodolfo Rios as vendees; per Doc. No. 2477, Page No. 104, Book No. 65, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente G. Rudas. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013



NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ma. Theresa D. Fornillos extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a conjugal and owned with her husband Leo C. Fornillos Sr., over a parcel of land, designated as Lot 1-A, Psd-083747-007302-D, situated in Brgy. of Marasbaras, Tacloban City, containing an area of 150 square meters, more or less under T.C.T. No. 122-201 0000550. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Narcisa Orlain married to Roberto Orlain as vendee for the whole parcel of land including the conjugal share of her husband and the residential house existing therein; per Doc. No. 292, Page No. 59, Book No. 7, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Sam Dominic Lagunzad. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Avelino S. Basco and Paquita M. Basco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel or residential land located in Acedillo Street, Brgy. West Awang, Calbayog City, with an area of 358 square meters, designated as Lot No. 1722, under Tax Dec. No. 99-01008-00563 and executed a waiver with rights over a portion of the lot herein above-described covering the front portion which is located at the back of the main (ancestral) house subject to the rights of way, in favor of asignee-transferee, Santiago M. Basco and heirs hereby waived their right to the abovementioned portion-lot; per Doc. No. 357, Page No. 72, Book No. III, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jennylyn Sumagang-Durmiendo. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ruperta N. Gumaroy and Emmanuel T. Gumaroy extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Baras, Palo, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-300009-00851, containing an area of .9973 hectares, more or less, as mother lot, and their share is 2,055 square meters, and designated as Lot-B of Lot 1, Ccs-083739-000 137-D. (Lot 11162). A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Joel A. Garcia and Myla G. Garcia as vendees for the above-mentioned portion of property (Lot 1-B); per Doc. No. 220, Page No. 45, Book No. X, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Asterio A. Villero. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Ma. Elizabeth Gabon Cabasaan heir of late Teofila Cabasaan executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Buray, Paranas, Samar, covered by O.C.T. No. 10471, Lot No. 903, Pls-658-D, containing an area of 26,459; per Doc. No. 182, Page No. 038, Book No. 102, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Margarita Fernandez over a one-third (1/3) portion of Lot No. 3919, situated at Brgy. Cogon, Baybay City, Leyte covered by O.C.T. No. N-1961, with a total area of 27,933 square meters, and 1/3 portion has an area of 9,311 square meters, more or less was sold to Leonora J. Jusayan married to Estanislao L. Jusayan as vendees; per Doc. No. 1182, Page No. 19, Book No. 98, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Jesus V. Palermo. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013



LSDE: August 28, Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

(Sgd.) CLINTON C. NUEVO Presiding Judge

LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Vicente Acuin and Victoria Acuin extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcel of land located in Brgy. Astorga, Tunga, Leyte under ARP No. 40-0006-00033, Cad. Lot No. 1309, Cad. 667, containing an area of 2,812 square meters and covered by O.C.T. No. OC-9662. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Atilano Acuin and Dominga Acuin as vendees; per Doc. No. 412, Page No. 83, Book No. XI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Ulpiano U. Arpon, Jr.



titioned and adjudicated over parcels of land described as: Parcel 1, covered by Tax Dec. No. 7206, situated at Brgy. Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 6187, with an area of 7.9588 has. and market value P9,431.17; Parcel 2, covered by Tax Dec. No. 13399, situated at Catmon, Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 61887; with an area of .8411.53 has. part of market value P632.47; Parcel 3, Riceland, covered by Tax Dec. No. 13399, situated at Catmon, Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 61887, with an area of 1.0000 has,; Parcel 4, Riceland, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14709, situated at Catmon, Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 6168, with an area of 1.5000 has; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ma. Rebecca Lupina Lina as vendee for the No. 2 parcel together with all improvements, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14025-00235 R13, with an area of .8411.53 square meters, per Doc. no. 028, Page No. 93, Book No. 03, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Juanito V. Raza. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013
NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Angel Socatre and Federico Sobretoda extrajudicially settled, par-

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TACLOBAN CITY- The regions Huwarang Pamilya is one of the finalists in the national search for 2013 Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya. Mr. Rico P. Villocinos family is competing against the representatives of Region X, VII, V and IV-A. Michelle J. Calzado, information ocer of Pantawid Pamilya, disclosed that the selection of model families started in the provin-

Region 8s Huwarang Pantawid Pamilya is one of five finalists in national search

cial level and ocial nominees from the provinces were sent to the regional search. The Villocino family from Javier, Leyte bested other families and was chosen to represent the region for being the best model family demonstrating Filipino values, particularly strong family ties. Calzado added that the said competition aims to


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recognize families who have religiously complied with the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program conditionalities. The top three winners will receive P15,000, P10,000 and P5,000,respectively. Moreover, the national winners will be announced and awarded in Manila on the last week of September in line with the Family Week (ENCARNAcelebration.

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Committee on Finance and Appropriations Chairperson Cristina G. Romualdez spearheads a Public Hearing on several proposed City Ordinances, September 9, 2013 at the Balyuan Convention Center. Present during the public hearing were Councilors Frederick Chua, Eden Pineda Chua, Victor Emmanuel Domingo and Jose Mario S. Bagulaya. The proposed ordinances concerns the increase in Garbage Collection Fees, the imposition of a Tax on Socialized Housing, Advalorem Tax on idle lands and the implementation of pre-marriage counseling. City Department heads were likewise present to enlighten the public on the proposed ordinances. Barangay ofcials and other concerned stakeholders attended the whole day consultation. (Text by Henry James G. Roca, Photo by Alex D. Alamos)


Notice is hereby given that the following companies/employers have led with this Regional Ofce application/s for Alien Employment Permit/s. Name and Address of Company/Employer NETHERLAND SHIPPING TRAINING CENTER FOUNDATION, INC. Evangelista Street Palompon, Leyte Name and Citizenship of Foreign National JAN WILLEM VERHOEFF DUTCH Petition and Brief Description of Functions General Manager

If you have any information/Objection to the abovementioned application/s, please communicate with the Regional Director. EXEQIUEL R. SARCAUGA OIC-Regional Director

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ties in the country for a fiscal year. It is also enough to pay a sizeable slice of the countrys domestic and foreign debts, or to send to high school and college tens of thousands of children from poverty-stricken families and provide them the elusive opportunity for better future, or nourished the thousands of malnourished in-

fants and children across the archipelago. This is what the P10billion stashed away money represented. These were the services deprived among the Filipino race because of such seemingly syndicated larceny. This is

what the P10-Billion pork barrel scam has done to this country, a corruption that stinks more than a skunk does. This is enough reason to make all of those who are involved in this scam and all other corruptions involving the

pork barrel have their heads proverbial described axed to roll, hopefully through a justice system that knows how to truly weigh controversies laid on the balance.


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NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Tiburcio Cardenas, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over one-half (1/2) conjugal share of a parcel of land, covered by O.C.T. No. 10805, Cad. Lot No. 961, situated in Brgy. New Rizal, Catarman, Northern Samar, containing an area of 117,266 square meters, more or less, and heirs hereby waive, cede and quitclaim over the one-half portion of land described-above in favor of their mother, Catalina Cardenas, and heirs hereby named, constituted, appointed Milagros Cardenas as their true and lawful attorney-in-fact to transact with LandBank of the Philippines, the whole parcel of land and executed an Special Power of Attorney in favor of Milagros Cardenas; per Doc. No. 10717, Page No. 2064, Book No. XXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Anselmo S. Alvaiz. LSDE: Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Tiburcio Cardenas, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a real properties described as: 1) Residential/Commercial Bldg., situated in Cor. Osmea and Jacinto Sts., Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 205 square meters for residential and 35 square meters for commercial; 2) Residential lot/Agricultural lot, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-06005-00012, Lot No. 2-Pes-08-000177, situated in Brgy. Dalakit, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 2,483 square meters for residential lot; 3) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012 060038 00029, C.T. No. 10809, Cad. Lot No. 61-Pls-857-D, situated at Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 38,403 square meters; 4) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-06038-00466, TCT No. 2243, situated in Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 35,304 square meters; 5) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-060038 00465, TCT No. 3236, situated in Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 27,788 square meters, per Doc. no. 12509, Page No. 2502, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Anselmo S. Alvaiz LSDE: Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gregorio Abella extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a portion of a parcel of land, Lot No. 517-D-1-D-Part with T.C.T. No. T-3529-part, located at Bo. of Kapangui-an, Tacloban City, under T.C.T. No. T-3529 part, with a total area of 190 square meters and a portion is 145 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Gil C. Abella and Alejandra C. Abella as vendee for the above-described portion of a parcel of land; per Doc. No. 190, Page No. 39, Book No. 4, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Hannah B. Reyes-Delgado, CPA. LSDE: Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013




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is far from memorizing definitions because values are not matters for the head. Values are internal traits that must affect the inner self of every person. Values are better caught than taught because only the cognitive ought to be taught. Students live good values that they catch from their mentors and elders who are role models and whose lives are instructional tools of such desirable traits and values. One can commit to memory the good values and give definitions as taught but they may still live with undesirable traits and values because what they see is more affective to their inner self. We live in a world full of conflicts and are confused of how to live our life to the fullest. We are taught

honesty everyday as our mentors never fail to give us a dose of the desirable values, chief of them honesty. But the constant indoctrination had kept us numbed as we see dishonesty reigning in the school community, in society and in the world we live in. Lectures inside the classroom or homilies on the pulpit or media blitz can never teach values effectively if what we see is diametrically in contrast to the values we are taught. People can hardly learn the value of toeing the straight path advocacy if all they see are crooks plundering the nation yet trying hard to appear straight with their ways that are crooked. Comments to

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EMB to lead celebration of intl day for preservation of ozone layer

TACLOBAN CITY - The International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is again marked this September 16 but the country has another reason to celebrate as it celebrates the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The Philippines signed the Montreal Protocol in 1988, and has since then been working hard to cooperate with the international community to implement programs for phasing out ozone depleting substances. The international community which adopted and are parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to protect the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation agreed to accelerate the phase-out of production and consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). This year, the celebration is marked with the theme A Health Atmosphere, the future we want. For Region 8, the EMB-8 is conducting various information and education campaign to hit home the message of the preservation of the ozone layer. According to Maribel B. Munsayac, head of the Environmental Education and Information Section of the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-8), through the leadership of the DENR and the coordination of the EMBs Philippine Ozone Desk, have phased out all controlled substances under the Montreal Protocol except for one hydrochloroflourocarbons or HCFCs, which are used as blowing agent for the foam industry, as coolant in commercial refrigeration, industrial and domestic airconditioning, as flushing agent in the servicing sector and as fire-extinguishing agent. The government is now working on the phase out of these chemicals through the revision of the Chemical Control Order for ODS to freeze HCFC importation to its 2009-2010 average starting this year. By 2015, the country has to reduce its HCFC imports by 10% of its baseline. By agreeing to speed up the phase-out of HCFCs, parties or signatory countries to the Montreal Protocol increased their already-substantial contributions to protecting the global climate system. The Montreal Protocol is widely acknowledged as a success story which has put the ozone layer on the road to recovery. The Protocol has also

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