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website: leytesamardaily.net VOL. XXV NO. 168 http://www.scribd.com/lsde_scribd e-mail: Editorial - lsdaily2@yahoo.com FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 P10.00 IN TACLOBAN
BY JOEY A. GABIETA

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Good pork at EVRMC, says spokesperson


the biggest-run public hospital here in the reTACLOBAN CITY- Its a good pork. gion, defending in the process the funds alloThus said the spokesperson of the Eastern cated by various congressmen and even senaVisayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), tors out of their pork barrel at the said hospital.
This is really a very good pork. The fund he allotted here at the EVRMC is really a big help to our people, especially to our indigent patients, Dolly Casio, information officer of the EVRMC, said. We just hope that the pork of our senators and congressmen will not be removed because this is a great help to our poor brothers and sisters here in Eastern Visayas, Casio said. In the case of Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, he has allocated P1.5 million at the EVRMC intended for poor patients coming from Tacloban and seven towns of Leytes first district, the solons congressional representation. The patients who want to avail of Romualdezs medical assistance visits his congressional offices located at the Nipa House at Jones Street or at Real St., both in Tacloban, to get a check-like paper that is to be presented to the hospital. The patient is given an

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DENR-8 implements programs for marine environment in E. Visayas


City Mayor Maloney Samaco, carrying a torch, led in the lighting of the urn during the opening of the Batang Pinoy Visayas Leg held in Maasin City. In another photo, Sandra Anne Marie Empino, 12 from Tacloban, won the girls 2,000 walkathon clocking 15:06:05. (Photo Courtesy)

Yet another barangay benets the DSWDs Kalahi-CIDSS program


BARUGO, LeyteMaupay n apaglakat. Diri na makuri, labi na ha amon nga mga may edad na. Kay diri na madalunot (It feels

TACLOBAN CITYIn their effort of sustaining the development of the countrys coastal and marine environment and resources, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here in the region has implemented at least three national

programs in Eastern Visayas, an official said. Corazon Makabenta, chief of the coastal and marine management division of the DENR, said that there are at least three fresh national programs implemented by their office in the

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good to walk. Its no longer difficult, especially for the elderly citizens because its not slippery anymore), says Teresita Cartalla of Barangay Hiagsan, this town after she experienced walking through the concreted farm-to-market-road subproject of the Kapit-Bisig Laban Sa Kahirapan- Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Cartalla joined the inau-

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guration and hand-over of the sub-project last September 19, 2013. At 73, she was noticeably one of the oldest individuals who attended the activity. What was not noticeable was she was one of the most active residents participating in community activities such as meetings and barangay assemblies. Her husband Arnulfo, who is just same as her age, is a member of the monitoring and inspection team (MIT). According to their community facilitator, Paulete Palacio, the townsfolk have chosen Arnulfo to be part of the MIT because they acknowledge the couples drive and sense of responsi-

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House independent minority bloc leader and Leyte (1st dist) Rep.Ferdinand Martin FM Romualdez (right) exchanges views Department of Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman (left)during the House discussion on the agencies 2014 budget,policies and programs which affects his constituents in the rst district of Leyte. PHOTO BY VER S. NOVENO

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Tanauan farmers suer from price hike of rice


TANAUAN, Leyte They are producing rice but theyre also taking a toll of recent staple food price hike. A group of 45 farmers in the sleepy village of Tugop in this town, bear the heat of the sun nearly noontime, just to earn an average of P50 from three to four-hour manual rice harvesting work. Our wage is just enough to buy a kilogram of milled rice. We cant afford to buy fish and meat anymore for our side dish, said Marilyn Lagarto, a 34-yearold laborer. She works hard to help her husband raise enough money for food sustenance of their three children. If Lagartos family is struggling, the situation of his neighbor, Manrico Creer, a 41-year-old father, is far worse. Creer and his wife both work in a rice farm to feed their 11 children. A big chunk of our budget goes to buying rice. Most of the time, our side dish is just lawlaw, Creer told this writer while fastly cut rice stalks one sunny midday. Lawlaw is a fimbriated sardine buried and preserved in salt, commonly eaten by impoverished families who have no other alternative to enhance the taste rice. Scanty income from manual farm labor forced parents to let their children work in rice fields instead of sending them to school. If more members of the family do the labor, a family gets more money to buy rice and side dish. Farmers have to endure the heat of sunlight and itchiness caused by rice stalk. Adding up to the heat is the very dry ground due to poor irrigation system. Vivencia Indic, a 56year old grandmother who was also engaged in manual rice harvesting, explained that their wage depends on the number of farm workers and volume of harvest. Normally, the group of laborers gets a sixth fraction of the value of total output as their compensation. They divide the amount among themselves. For instance, if the produce is 20 sacks (the average harvest in the village for every farm), laborers get a share of 3 sacks. Presuming that a sack weighs 50 kilograms and the price of unhusked rice is P14 per kilogram, workers would receive P2,100 pay. If there are 40 of them in the group (the average size), each one of them would only get P52 pay, just enough to buy a kilogram of rice. Farmers have the option to keep the unhusked rice but it would take time and additional cost to dry and mill the grains. They just prefer to sell the produce and get money so they could easily buy rice for lunch or dinner. The National Food Authority (NFA) said rice farmers also buy rice at a high price because they are also consumers. A trader buys rice grains at P14 per kilogram and sells wellmilled rice to retailers at P40. Retailers then sell the staple food to consumers at P45 per kilogram. Thats the nature of rice business. Farmers burden will be lessened if they would keep paddy rice, dry it and mill the grains on their own, said NFA regional information officer Mary Agnes Militante. Food price adjustment during this period is expected since the country is still experiencing a traditional lean months, according to authorities. Lean month period is the time of year when there low rice harvest. Rice is considered as staple food in the Philippines where most people eat rice every meal. In Leyte province alone, every person consumes an average of 117 kilograms each year. As of last week, modal retail price of well milled rice per kilogram is pegged at P42.33, regular milled rice at P39.43 and premium rice at P46.20. This price is up than the P39.42, P36.20 and P43.85 for well-milled, regular milled and premium, respectively. The NFA expects the price of commercial rice will start to go down next week as the country approaches harvest season.
(SARWELL Q.MENIANO)

Yet another...

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Farm owner Pablito De Jarlo inspects slow growing rice plants in his farm in Barangay Tugop, Tanauan, Leyte. In the past ve years, oods have washed away plants during rainy season while dry grounds wreaked havoc during sunny days. Farmers in these villages blame the poor irrigation system that resulted to big output losses. (Sarwell
Q. Meniano)

bility as elders in the community. Palacio said that despite of their age, they exert effort unconditionally for the welfare of the people and barangay improvement. Teresita is one of the 43 household beneficiaries of the said barangay for the Kalahi-CIDSS sub-project, and a mother grantee of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4 Ps). She explained that if it was not for the programs of the DSWD, they could not even provide and sustain the needs of their 13-year-old granddaughter at school. Tears rolled down her cheeks as she recalls how her granddaughter became an orphan. According to her, the mother of her grandchild died after giving birth, while the father left without a word. Since then, she and her husband stood as parents to her. Her husband still struggles to meet their daily needs as a laborer. She shared that at

the start of the sub-project implementation, her husband already wanted to serve as one of the volunteers. As senior citizens, they both believe that they still play an important role in decision-making and community involvement. Teresita also expressed how she wished they will also be covered by the DSWD Social Pension Program. During the inauguration, the elderly residents like Teresita expressed their gratitude for how the Kalahi CIDSS and other DSWD programs have reached their barangay. They may grow old and leave the younger generations behind, but this project remains. Such is a souvenir of their hard work and a memory for them to cherish as a community working as one. (DSWD-Joan
J. Baclay/PR)

Friday, 27 September 2013

NEWS

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DSWD conducts orientation among students of its 4Ps program


TACLOBAN CITY The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here in the region conducted an orientation on its Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in the different universities in the region as part of its campaign to continuously promote its advocacy on education for less fortunate yet deserving children and to reduce the number of poor and hungry families. Just this month, the DSWD visited Leyte Normal University, Visayas State University (VSU) Tolosa and VSU Alangalang to impart lectures on anti-trafficking law, scholarship grants and budget management which will positively contribute to the enhancement of the lives of the 4Ps beneficiaries. Instructors, student leaders and campus journalists from their partner universities also participated in the orientation for a greater chance of program expansion. According to DSWD-8 social marketing officer Michelle Calzado, the department seeks partnership to the different universities in the region as schools are the primary initiators of learning and development which could surely strengthen the advocacy on the programs they are implementing. Through close partnership with universities or the academe, the 4Ps beneficiaries learn more about the program and they have the knowledge on their individual rights and responsibilities. In connection, the bawal ang Epal ditto campaign was also introduced so that they will be informed and protected from the inappropriate use of the 4Ps by some politicians. (ELAINE
FAYE M. ABUEVA, LNU Intern)

Tacloban City Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin(partly hidden) together architect with Jaime Jao conducted an inspection at female dorm cell of the Tacloban City Jail. LITO A. BAGUNAS

EV has only one geologist: MGB chief says


TACLOBAN CITYThe lack of geologist in Mines and Geosciences Bureau regional office hampers the accomplishment of the 1:10,000 scale of geohazard mapping and assessment in the region. The regional office of the MGB has only one geologist, confirms its regional director, Alilo Ensomo. We badly need geologists especially at this time. We are exhausting all efforts to complete the geohazard survey and assessment this year in order to address the clamor of the local government units in the preparation of their disaster-preparedness plans, Ensomo said. Director Ensomo stressed that the region is prone to natural calamities like landslides, floods, volcanic tremors and the specific and accurate information about these dangerous places are all coming from geologists and are necessary to prevent, or, at least mitigate these disasters. `That is how important geologists are and yet they are leaving, Ensomo said. It was learned that many of the geoscientists at the MGB and the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) are gone. In addition, even big mining companies are experiencing an acute lack of geologists and mining engineers. And the worst, only three schools,namely, the Mapua University, Adamson University and University of the Philippines, teaches geology and even professors are being lured away by high paying jobs implementing here in our region are pursuant to Republic Act No. 7586 or the National Integrated Protected Ares System Law. So basically, these programs are part of the national strategies in sustaining the development of our marine resources and environment, said Makabenta. The NICMPSD is set to give direction, support and guidance to local government units and stakeholders in the expansion and execution of their local integrated coastal management programs. The CTI- CFF is anticipated to protect the marine and coastal biological resources for the future generations and to guard the region from over fishing, destructive fishing practices, unsustainable coastal development, pollution, and imabroad. Nevertherless, Director Ensumo said MGB and even mining companies is now offering scholarships to deserving high school graduates for a Baccalaureate degrees in Geology, Mining Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering in next school year. We could probably institute measures also to help ensure a stable supply of geoscientists, by keeping good professors home, private mining companies should explore engaging the participation of the faculty of UP, Adamson and Mapua in their research and in the exploration stages of their operations. And this would provide additional incentives for these talents to remain in the universities, Ensumo said. (JAZMIN
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Northern Samars No. 1 most wanted man captured


CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte- A police tracker team arrested the most wanted person in Northern Samar, tagged as a member of robbery gang operating in the area and neighboring provinces, Tuesday evening. PCSupt. Elmer R. Soria, police regional director, identified the suspect as Dante Agas, 29, who was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Regional Trial Court Judge Decoroso Turla of Branch 23 in Allen town, also in Northern Samar. Agas is facing charges for robbery in band with a recommended bail of P100, 000, Soria informed. He added that a police tracker team from Northern Samar Police Provincial Office and Catarman police station led by PSInsp. Joy Leanza nabbed Agas in his hide-out in Brgy. Cervantes in Catarman at past 7:00 p.m. The suspect is believed to be one of those behind a number of armed robberies of establishments and is tagged as the province number one most wanted criminal, Soria disclosed. Meanwhile, in Maasin City, highway robbery suspect Jefred Rustila, 24, was collared in his hide-out in Sitio Kabining, Brgy. Tigbawon at past 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. Soria informed that a police tracker team from Malitbog police station under PSInsp. Gracila Sabas arrested the suspect after receiving information from an informant on his whereabouts. Since the start of this year alone, more than 4,000 poor patients from the first district has availed of Romualdez pork barrel, also known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund.(PDAF). Thelma Lapinig, pharmacist III at the EVRMC, said that personally she would feel sad if the medical assistance allotted by Romualdez and other congressmen of the region would be removed. There is really no denying that the funds that they have set aside here at the EVRMC are really a big help to our people. And dont you know that even those that are not really fortunate in life also benefits from this financial assistance from our congressmen? she said. According to her, the The lawmen were armed with an arrest warrant issued by Judge Ma. Daisy Gonzalez of RTC branch 25 in Maasin City. The criminal case, docketed as number 12-11-3882, has a recommended bail of P50, 000. The arrested wanted persons are currently under the custody of station lockup cells pending return of warrant of arrest to the issuing court, Soria said. The police official earlier directed his men to intensify the campaign for the arrests of wanted criminals as the barangay elections draws nearer to prevent election-related incidents as some unscrupulous politicians might utilize them to advance their political interests. (PINSP ROMUEL
NACAR,Media Relations Officer, PRO8)

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amount, depending on his hospital bill or the medicines he needs. Cyrril Malinao, a staff of Romualdez, said that at any given day, more than 50 patients coming from the different parts of the district ask for medical assistance. There were even days that they serve around 300 poor patients seeking for medical assistance, he added. The amount Rep. Romualdez gives range from P1, 000 and up, depending on the hospital bill or the medicines the patient needs, Malinao said. Aside from Tacloban, the towns of Alangalang, Palo, Tanauan, Babatngon, Santa Fe, San Miguel and Tolosa form part of Leytes first congressional district.

pork barrel of the congressmen and senators who have allotted funds at the EVRMC benefits more than 10,000 poor people just last year.

It was learned that aside from Romualdez, other congressmen of the region have funds at the EVRMC, namely, Sergio Apostol (Leyte 2nd dist.), P1.6 million; Mel Senen Sarmiento (Samar, first dist.)P250, 000 and Southern Leyte Damian Mercado, P150,000. Even senators like Francis Escudero (P10 million); Jinggoy Estrada (P500,000); Teofisto Guingona III(P1 million) and Juan Ponce Enrile (P1 million) as well as An Waray party-list Rep. Neil Bene-

region, namely the National Integrated Coastal Management Program for Sustainable Development of the Philippines (NICMPSDP); Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystem Management Program (SCREMP); the coral triangle initiative on coral reefs and the fisheries and food security (CTI-CFF). So these new national programs that we are

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pacts of climate change that destroy the richness of the coral triangle. Meantime, the SCREMP helps to generate strategic, sustainable and ecosystem-based approach in protecting and rehabilitating the coral reef ecosystem. The said program will be realized by all marine key biodiversity areas all over the country specifically in 33 marine protected areas systems.
(ALFRED MARK L. ROSETE,

dict Montejo(P5 million) have funds at the EVRMC. The PDAF receives by the countrys legislators became a big issue amid discovery of the P10 billion pork barrel scam reportedly initiated by businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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Youth excellence in sports


on physical training to enhance endurance, stamina and agility. In some instances, these young athletes are not given proper instruction and training, merely drawing inspiration from sports events that are shown on television. There is lack of development programs that would hone the skills of our youth who are interested in learning the fundamentals of the sport they love to play. Here is where our local government units must deliver by way of formulating a sports program that will discover youths who can be trained in sports and participate in competitions. So much is needed to have a sports program that would respond to the needs of the youth and provide a pool of athletes that would someday represent the country in the international sports arena. People are aware that local government units have funds that
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grassroots program that aims to discover young talents in sports and athletics deserve the support of all sectors, chiefly the local government units at all levels. This is the venue for our youths to harness their athletic potentials and showcase their physical and mental prowess in sports competition. The program is ideal in that it admits participation from the grassroots of our local government units not only for those in school but also those who are out of school. The local government unit is afforded the opportunity to discover from their constituents those youths that have the athletic power that could be trained in the various sports disciplines. Many of our youths are engaged into various sports based on their hobby and interest. Some of those who are serious in becoming athletes of their chosen sports discipline do their own training which is often focused

Is Senate President Franklin Drilon correct asking the Ombudsmans opinion? Is Senator Teosto Guingona Jr., correct to summon Janet Napoles and whistleblowers in spite of pending investigation of Ombudsmans ofce? The anomalies created by the P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Funds, known as pork barrel scam manifested the different understanding on legal procedures by and between Senators Drilon and Guingona, Jr., both are lawyers. Guingona, chair of the powerful Blue Ribbon Committee, issued a subpoena for Napoles to appear in the investigation, which need the approval of the senate president. However Drilon, instead of resolving the propriety of summon with the members of the committee sent an inquiry to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. Morales replied not advisable inviting Napoles to appear before the Blue Ribbon Committee because the National Bureau of Investitional official and the office of the Ombudsman is a constitutional office. Out of prudence and out of respect for her office, we must defer to the judgment of the Ombudsman as she has acquired primary jurisdiction over the case. Is Drilon correct? In The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee vs. Hon. Jose B. Majaducon, G.R. No. 136760, July 29, 2003, states: The principle of separation of powers essentially means that legislation belongs to Congress, execution to the Executive, and settlement of legal controversies to the Judiciary. Each is prevented from invading the domain of the others. When the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee served subpoena on

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gation and Atty. Levi Baligod already filed on September 16, 2013 cases for plunder and other offenses against legislators and Ms. Napoles et al. She cited d Section 15 of the Ombudsman Act of 1989 which authorizes the Ombudsman to publicize matters covered by its investigation when circumstances so warrant and with due prudence. Likewise cited by Morales is Section 2 of the Ombudsmans rules

of procedure against public disclosure on charges filed before their office. Drilon reported to have agreed to the opinion of the Ombudsman. In the article entitled Ombudsman: Inviting Napoles to Senate not advisable of Inquirer News, written by Maila Ager, quoted Drilon said: Lets not forget that the Ombudsman is not an ordinary government functionary. She is an independent constitu-

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Friday, 27 September 2013

OPINION
am under obligation to return the generosity. This increasing narcissism and entitlement among us, warns that when living rooms are filled with participation trophies, its part of a larger cultural message: to succeed, you just have to show up. In college, those whove grown up receiving endless awards do the requisite work, but dont see the need to do it well. In the office, they still believe that attendance is all it takes to get a promotion. In my training alone yesterday, the speaker tossed trophies in the form of nuts and candies. Sort of praising and rewarding learners for their patience and cooperation. It is clear. Awards can be powerful motivators, but nonstop recognition does not inspire to succeed. Instead, it can cause underachievement. In life, were going to lose more often than we win, even if youre good at something. When children make mistakes, our job should not be to spin those losses into decorated victories. Instead, our job is to help kids overcome setbacks, to help them see that progress over time is more important than a particular win or loss, and to help them graciously congratulate the child who succeeded when they failed. ing with inordinate desires and ambitions. The problems are many indeed. So we just have to remind ourselves of basic truths that actually are very beautiful to consider and are also practicable, if only to more effectively address these problems. Parents, to be sure, have to be keenly aware that they are the first and direct link between God and their children. Its through them that a human person, a child of God is brought into existence. As such, they have to be always conscious of their God-given mission as parents. They cannot constrict the understanding of their parenthood by restricting it to its merely natural basis, which in the last analysis would always point to God as the creator and lawgiver of the nature of parenthood. They have to have the mind of God always when dealing with their children. We have to remember that God always intervenes in the lives of everyone, and he uses us as human instruments in that abiding divine intervention in our life. And parents are one Admit it; this is not the worst that this country has gotten itself into. Admit it too that there was a far worse scenario in the past that got one citizen into reconsidering his lineage. Admittedly though, this may well be as embarrassing to the world of nations as before. For one, although I am sure that this is not the very first scam which has gotten the Priority Development Assistance Fund of our solons involved, the current scam that has for its mother the now incarcerated Janet Napoles is by far the largest, the most widespread, the most perverse, the most systematic and quite frankly, the most embarrassing of it all. So large, so widespread, so perverse and so systematic in fact it has become very embarrassing that this is the first time three of our Senators (probably more are coming) and a bunch of our Congressmen (probably even more are coming too) have been charged in the Office of the Ombudsman with charges of plunder, bribery and corruption for allegedly getting kickbacks by funnelling their respective funds to bogus NGOs created by Napoles. As if the misadventures of Napoles and her cohorts were not enough to rattle this nations foundation, Nur Misuari and his MNLF woke up one day and decided to wreak havoc in the city of Zamboanga. Call it blind ideology, call it selfishness, call it even pathetic but the stunt of Misuaris MNLF is inexcusable especially to the men and women who died senselessly by their hands. And as if those senseless deaths were not enough to showcase our races propensity for violence, we hear of news of a young lass getting butchered to her death by six young males who, as it turned out, did it out of a measly sum of money, which makes one think that somehow it is Napoles and her solon cronies that should be blamed for her death. That is so because one grain less in the table of a hungry Filipino family is one reason more for its head to look for the missing grain, come hell or high water, by hook or by crook. That is so because a peso stolen from our coffers is one reason more why we only have social inequality and injustice, why the rich only becomes richer and the poor, only much poorer. All these make you think that this nations plight is but a hopeless case. It

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Culture of Trophies

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Today is four year old Xushas second periodical test. Worried brother Erick says she is rank second in the class and missing it would compromise her status. But she is convalescing and waking her up is against my will. Then I decided to convey the message that she will skip the examinations. My little boy then has imbibed the culture of trophies and the right to lose is quite unwelcomed. Paula on the other hand waived Sean from hospital confinement, for him to take the test. She believed that to take the examinations in whatever condition is part of the game. Whether my nephew was prepared or not, he must take the examinations. To take a special examination is for her unfair. Well, she has a robust sense of sensitivity, fair play and eth-

ics. At my ancestral home, it is paradoxical. We keep the big trophies of Steve and Sammy. Steve is a pitbull and Sammy, a German shepherd. Surprisingly, we eleven siblings are all jealous that these dogs were achievers, and we werent. Or, mom simply chose to archive all our meaningless plastics and tin ribbons in her antique china cabinet to gather rust , or for the termites to feast. In my immediate home, different kinds of trophies hang on my wall the still life oil paintings of Noelle. Winner or not - looking at the thick-lipped woman come to life peddling fresh fish on her head is more than a trophy for me. Likewise, the commemorative stamps are just as modest yet fulfilling to an ambitions philatelist. Lately, I received fifty stamps from a French philatelist counterpart and I

makes you ponder that it is headed to no other direction than downhill. It makes you reflect that there is no repairing this country, that there is no curing it of the affliction that has plagued it since God-knows when. But hope springs eternal, they say. That no matter the hopelessness of ones plight, no matter the futility of ones situation, there remains a glimmer of hope waiting to be uncovered deep within the carcasses of this hopelessness and futility. That no matter the blinding gloom of the seemingly

endless night, there is in the distance a flickering candle that ought to guide us through the night while we await the breaking of dawn. President Aquinos daang matuwid may well be that glimmering hope that should save us from all these hopelessness and futility. It may well be that flickering candle that ought to guide us until we see the rising sun. But then you suddenly think why all these events made worse

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September 27, 2013 Friday of the 25th Week St. Vincent de Paul, priest Hg 2:1-9; Ps 43; Lk 9:18-22

PETERS CONFESSION
Once when Jesus was praying in solitude, and the disciples were with him, he asked them, Who do the crowds say that I am? they said in reply, John the Baptist; others, Elijah; still others, One of the ancient prophets has arisen. Then he said to them, But who do you say that I am? Peter said in reply, The Messiah of God. He rebuked them and directed them not to tell this to anyone. He said, The Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed and on the third day be raised.

Parental duties

BOATS OF PRAYER
To see someone in prayer is a touching sight. For a while, they have become unmoved by the grip of society, work and role. The body gathers itself before the Divine, and stillness deepens. The blaring din of distraction ceases and the deeper tranquility within the heart envelopes the body. Jesus often took himself to this kind of prayer, an intense communion with God. Once, as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him (Lk 9:18). Jesus must have, in his prayer, asked his Father to enlighten his disciples as to who he was; and his prayer was answered, for at least Peter could declare, You are the Christ of God (v.20). Do we ever pray for others as intensely as Jesus prayed for his disciples? It is consoling to remember that there are old and feeble nuns in forgotten convents, who live out their days by creating little boats of prayer, to ferry nourishment to a hungry world. There are also monks in monasteries, whose wonderful chorus of prayer keeps human life civilized and somehow still balanced. In our precarious and darkening world, we would have destroyed everything long ago, were it not for the light and shelter of prayer. Every time you pray for others, you add to the light and harmony of humankind. Sowers Seeds: Saint Alphonsus Liguori says: We show true love for our body when, in view of eternity, we deny it in this world what is unlawful according to the spirit. It is in view of acquiring eternal joy that we subject our body to effort and mortification. Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family

IT doesnt do us harm if from time to time we remind ourselves of certain basic duties. Given the rapid flow of events nowadays, chances are high that even the most fundamental responsibilities are taken for granted. Among these duties are those of parents toward their children. Truth is a number of problems are sprouting nowadays whose causes can be traced to a certain extent to parental neglect. These problems, of course, vary according to the circumstances of the families and parents. I have seen habal-habal and jeepney drivers, for example, bringing little children and even infants in

their vehicles. I imagine its because the poor fellows do not have anyone else to leave their little children in the house when they do their work. Among middle-class families, I have also seen cases where the parents are out of the house the whole day, presumably working hard for the family, but without spending time with the children. As a result, many of these children grow unsupervised and likely end up wayward. As to the well-to-do families, there is a tendency to spoil the children who are given practically everything to satisfy their most ridiculous whims and caprices. The poor kids end up being soft and yet burn-

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athletes. More importantly, the local government unit must include in their sports program adequate funding for their athletes to participate in competitions. All effort at discovering athletes and

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Batang Pinoy (Visayas Leg) in Maasin City had brought honor and prestige to this city as a peaceful sportstourism destination in the region. The war in Zamboanga City had caused the relocation of the National Games for Batang Pinoy to Bacolod City. But the sports competition must go on as an avenue for youth excellence in sports.

Friday, 27 September 2013


Notice is hereby given that heirs of late Manuel T. Pundavela, Jr. namely: Mavifel Pundavela Tayer, Van Lawrence O. Pundavela and Virman Jessie O. Pundavela extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a shares of stocks with the A. Soriano Corporation to wit: Certificate No. Issue Date Number of Shares A 000000191 552 7/17/1987 1,730 A 000000220273 8/18/1988 2,595 A 000000245722 7/15/1989 1,946 A 000000294922 8/12/1991 1,459 A 000000345126 9/1/1994 1,159 A 000000369034 8/21/1995 2,222 A 000000379408 3/10/1997 1,500 A 000000394934 8/27/1997 3,152 and total outstanding shares of 15,763 under stockholder No. 0005007100. That heir Van Lawrence O. Pundavela hereby waives all rights over the above-listed shares of stocks in favor of co-heirs Virman Jessie O. Pundavela and Mavifel P. Tayer; per Doc. No. 42, Page No. 09, Book No. 29, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Samuel C. Lagunzad. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013 Notice is hereby given that Rodulfo A. Sendiong in behalf of Margarito R. Sendiong by virtue of SPA, executed an affidavit of adjudication over a parcel of land, located at Brgy. Proteccion, Hilongos, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 3033, with an area of 20,344 square meters, under T.D. No. 14031-00106 R-13, covered by Katibayan ng Original na Titulo Bilang P-48911. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Rodulfo L. Servacio married to Ma. Felisa B. Servacio as vendee; per Doc. No. 228, Page No. 46, Book No. 4, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Joel T. Quisado. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

training would just go to waste if athfrom page4 letes are not given are allocated for our exposure in compeyouth. These funds titions. The national could be utilized to sports program that provide sports fais Batang Pinoy is cilities and carry out the right venue for training programs athletes from all that would develop nooks of the country to be discovered, deDEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT Notice is hereby given that heirs of late Romualdo Velarde, Sr. extrajudiveloped and trained. cially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 2097 situated at Brgy. Katipunan, Sta. Fe, Leyte, covered byO.C.T. No. 58733, conThese athletes are taining an area of 1,692 square meters, more or less; per Doc. No. 1045, Book expected to carry our No. XXII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Paulino A. Cabello. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013 flag and country in EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT international sports Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Ernesto P. Tupaz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 3 parcels of land together with all the competitions. improvements thereon situated in Dulag, Leyte, 1) Lot No. 4701, Pls-788, covThis years ered by TCT No. TP-13141, containing an area of 11,915 square meters, more
or less; 2) Lot No. 4602, Pls-788, O.C.T. No. P-17497, containing an area of 28,385 square meters, more or less; 3) Cad. Lot No. 9680, Assessors Lot No. 027, Block 01, containing an area of 428.43 square meters, more or less, Tax Dec. No. 05-13003-00049, Property Index No. 044-13-003-01-027; per Doc. No. 177, Page No. 37, Book No. XVII, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Glenna Aurora T. Abril. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013 Notice is hereby given that Leonilo B. Radaza, heir of late Antonio P. Baldo executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 9911 located at Brgy. Market Site, Dulag, Leyte, containing an area of 248.49 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-13-008-00100; per Doc. No. 337, Page No. 68, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ryan M. Oledan. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013 Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Antonio Talatayod extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 2301, situated in Brgy. Gaas, Baybay, Leyte under Tax Dec. No. 07041 00599, R11, containing an area of 8,198 square meters, more or less; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Fabian Alberio married to Letecia Lapasanda, Pedro Alberio married to Lourdes Salve and Antonio Alberio married to Elisita Dondoyano; per Doc. No. 861, Page No. 89, Book No. XXII, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Joseph Bandalan. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

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AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE OF AUCTION

All unredeemed pledges left during the month of May 2013 of the ff CEBUANA LHUILLIER PAWNSHOP branches will be sold at Public Auction on October 4, 2013 at San Nicolas St. Guiuan E. Samar (7:00 am) o San Nicolas St. Guiuan E. Samar o Brgy. 6, San Jose St., Guiuan, Eastern Samar at Acevedo St. Cavite East, Palo Leyte (8:00 am) o Acevedo St. Cavite East, Palo Leyte o Real St. San Roque Tanauan Leyte at Real St., Carigara, Leyte (7:30 am) o Real St., Carigara, Leyte o Real St. Alang Alang Leyte o 576 Real St., Brgy Baybay, Carigara, Leyte at M. H. Del Pilar St. Tacloban City ( 8:00 am) o M. H. Del Pilar St. Tacloban City o Gomez St. Tacloban City o #39 P. Zamora St. Tacloban City o National Highway, Brgy. 77, Marasbaras Tac. City o Rovic Bldg., Zamora & Del Pilar Sts. Tacloban City o Real St., Sagcahan 1, Brgy 56, Tacloban City at San Lorenzo St. Brgy 5, Balangiga Eastern Samar (7:00 am) o San Lorenzo St. Brgy 5, Balangiga Eastern Samar at Capt. Buncara St., San Juan, SO. Leyte ( 7:30 am) o Capt. Buncara St., San Juan, SO. Leyte o Pob. Hinunanagan, Southern Leyte o Natl Highway Poblacion, Hinunangan So. Leyte at San Roque St. Burauen Leyte (8:00 am) o San Roque St. Burauen Leyte o Cor. Capt. Cidad St. & Kempis St., Dulag Leyte o 37 Real St., Nalibunan, Abuyog Leyte o 1234 Real St., La Paz Leyte o 18C Real St., Nalibunan, Abuyog Leyte at Vicentillo St., SMO. Rosario, Naval Biliran (8:30 am) o Vicentillo St., SMO. Rosario, Naval Biliran o Stall#3 Inocentes St., Naval Biliran at Brgy. D-2 Abenis St. Borongan Eastern Samar (7:00 am) o Real St. Borongan Eastern Samar o Brgy. Limbauan St. Borongan Eastern Samar o Brgy. D-2 Abenis St. Borongan Eastern Samar o Cor. Osmea and Loste Sts., Brgy #5 Llorente Eastern Samar at Real St. Taft, Eastern Samar (7:00 am) o Brgy. Tigub Oras, Eastern Samar o #443 543rd ECB St. Dolores Eastern Samar o Real St. Taft, Eastern Samar at Brgy. 5 Poblacion Calbiga Samar (7:00 am) o Del Rosario St. Catbalogan Samar o Allen Avenue, Catbalogan Samar o San Bartolome St. Catbalogan Samar o Brgy. 5 Poblacion Calbiga Samar at Navarro St. Calbayog City (7:00 am) o Cinemar 2 Bldg Phase Magsaysay, Calbayog City o J.D Avelino St. Calbayog City o Navarro St. Calbayog City o Brgy Burabod 2, San Roque St. Gandara Western Samar at Maharlika Highway, Brgy Alegria, San Isidro Northern Samar (7:00 am) o Maharlika Highway, Brgy Alegria, San Isidro Northern Samar o Kinabranan 1 Rizal Allen, Northern Samar o Brgy. West San Jose, Northern Samar o #211 Salvacion St., Adriatico Complex, Brgy Cataogan, Lavezares, Northern Samar at Emilio Jacinto St. Catarman Northern Samar (7:00 am) o Veterans St. Catarman Northern Samar o Emilio Jacinto St. Catarman Northern Samar o H. Dulay St. Baybay Laoang, Northern Samar

the already worse almost four years into his rule. His daang matuwid ought to supposedly repress it, not make it worse. The problem maybe is not the daang matuwid itself. Nor is it a problem that the daan is quite bumpy. Maybe the problem lies on how we are taking it, that is to say that maybe we are traversing it by foot when we should be passing through it in a cab. Maybe the idea is not only to take his daang matuwid but most importantly, to complete the journey at the shortest time possible. Surely, taking it by foot would not be even close to doing the trick. And if such cab of deliverance does exist, I call shotgun.

respondent Flaviano to appear and testify before it in connection with its investigation of the alleged misuse and mismanagement of the AFP-RSBS funds, it did so pursuant to its authority to conduct inquiries in aid of legislation. This is clearly provided in Article VI, Section 21 of the Constitution, thus: The Senate or the House of Representatives or any of its respective committees may conduct inquiries in aid of legislation in accordance with its duly published rules of procedure. The rights of persons appearing in or affected by such inquiries shall be respected. Hence, the Regional Trial Court of General Santos City, or any court for that matter, had no authority to prohibit the Committee from requiring respon-

dent to appear and testify before it. Well this is against the court, how about the Ombudsman? The same decision states: In the instant case, the complaint against respondent Flaviano regarding the anomaly in the sale of Lot X, MR-1160 was still pending before the Office of the Ombudsman when the Committee served subpoena on him. In other words, no court had acquired jurisdiction over the matter. Thus, there was as yet no encroachment by the legislature into the exclusive jurisdiction of another branch of the government. Clearly, there was no basis for the respondent Judge to apply the ruling in Bengzon. Hence, the denial of petitioners motion to dismiss the petition for prohibition amounted to grave abuse of discretion. It is clear from the above-cited ruling that Gu-

ingonas subpoena is in order. Drilon should have approved the issuance thereof to find out what she could reveal to aid the legislators create or amend the law to avoid the PDAF anomaly repeated. Whatever Napoles reveals in the senate committee investigation will not prejudice her because whatever she says will be the same as in her counteraffidavits. The investigation of the Blue Ribbon Committee will not change her position as one of the alleged accused in the multibillion PDAF scam. What puzzles is why Drilon approved a request to subpoena Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and produce principal whistle-blower Benhur Luy, and other witnesses in the scam? Why double standard? ((Feedback welcome, g_duna@yahoo. com)

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Manuel A. Urbano extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land with improvements thereon (residential building) covered by T.C.T. No. 5884, containing an area of 83 square meters, more or less, situated in Brgy. Cawayan, Catarman, Province of Northern, Samar, designated as Lot 17, Block 2, containing an area of 83 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Celsa G. Mabutin married to Odelon Mabutin as vendee for the above-described property together with all the building improvements found thereon; per Doc. No. 40, Page No. 9, Book No. XXXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alex R. Gelera. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013 Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Nicanor Padillo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Dawahon, Bato, Leyte, under Tax Dec. No. 08-06001400087, Cad. Lot No. 7428, containing an area of 132 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Corazon T. Tsamoudakis as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 625, Page No. 125, Book No. 27, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Virginio B. de Leon and Rosario Custorio de Leon extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 408 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. T-15612, with Free Patent No. (VIII-4) 4140. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Royal Novo Greenland Realty Corporation represented by Corporate Secretary, Rosario Q. Co as vendee; per Doc. no. 11823, Page No. 2365, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ricardo E. Amos. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

cially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated at

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Antonio Andecio Sr. extrajudi-

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Rodrigo C. Berino extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a motor vehicle (PUJ) described as: Make: Fuso; Type of Body: Jitney; Motor No.: 154313; Chassis No.: CV05KE-34014; Classification: UV Hire; MV File No.: 8A-1237; Plate No.: HAD820; Route: Tacloban-Pastrana & VV and heirs hereby waive, relinquish and quitclaim al rights, over the above-described motor vehicle including its Franchise in favor of Rolando L. Berino; per Doc. No. 453, Page No. 92, Book No. IX, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Alexander Lacaba and Notary Public John L. Ramsay of Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER INCLUDING FRANCHISE

Brgy. Palale, Sta. Margarita, Samar, covered by T.C.T. No. T-10639, designated as Lot No. 1540-B, Psd-08-009459-D, containing an area of 567 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ronel R. Diaz as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 83, Page No. 17, Book No. 17, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edilberto G. Morales. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Bonifacio L. Tumamak extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-41031-00203, situated at Suba, Villaba, Leyte, designated as Lot 87, containing an area of 1,500.05 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Irvin Jeremiah L. Roble as vendee for a portion of 1,101 square meters from the above-described property and heirs Clara T. Tumamak do hereby waive, renounce and assign another portion of 353 square meters only in favor of son Bobby Jay T. Tumamak from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 363, Page No. 74, Book No. XXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alejandro R. Diongzon. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013 Notice is hereby given that Alberto V. Chan married to Amelia Piamonte executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over a portions of a parcels of land, both situated at Brgy. Bunga, Abuyog, Leyte described as: Parcel 1, portion of a parcel of land covered with T.C.T. TP-18346 and Tax Dec. No. 08-01022-00526, area of a portion is 120 sqaure meters; 2) Another portion of land, covered with T.C.T. No. TP-18346 and Tax Dec. No. 08-01022-00526, area of portion is 100 square meters in favor of Magdalena Rebarbas-Rios married to Rodolfo T. Rios as vendees for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 2528, Page No. 81, Book No. 71, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente G. Rudas LSDE: Sept. 13, 20 & 27, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE AND WAIVER

Notice is hereby given that Ismael Pelayo, Jr. heir of late Ismael Pelayo executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, located in Brgy. San Isidro, Palompon, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 1937 and Survey No. Cad. 519-D, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-31037-00502 R13, containing an area of 148 square meters, more or less and hereby confirm the sale executed infavor of Brigido T. Roble, Jr. as vendee for the one-half (1/2) portion of a parcel of land above-described; per Doc. No. 258, Page No. 52, Book No. XXXIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. Bataan-Tolibao. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH CONFIRMATION OF SALE

DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

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since our human condition is hounded also by human weaknesses, temptations and sin. And without compromising their parental authority over their children, but rather enhancing it, parents should know how to be friends to their children, always winning their trust. They should be able to enter into the minds and hearts of their children to help them in the more important aspect of the childrens inner spiritual growth. They have to spend time with their children, and practices and traditions should be created in the family that foster family togetherness and unity, as well as mutual care and concern for one another in the family. When signs of insensitivity to the needs of others, habitual laziness and idleness and inability to fulfill tasks reasonably can be observed in children, parents should not hesitate to give the appropriate discipline. This is a matter of genuine love. As to faith and piety, it would be good that within the family, a continuing catechesis adapted to the conditions of the children be given. This for sure will do a lot of good to the children.

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of these human instruments he uses to reach out to children. Parents, of course, take care of their children in their basic needsphysical, emotional, educational, social, etc. More than these, they are the first educators of their children, since parenthood is not simply a matter of begetting children but also a duty of bringing up their children to be mature persons and children of God. They instill in their children not only the human values and virtues but also nurture the spiritual life, the piety, life of prayer, faith, charity, etc. of their

children. In the hierarchy of parental duties, these that refer more to the spiritual and moral life of the children possess greater importance. For this, parents should deal with their children with a lot of affection and understanding, but without compromising the need for discipline which children are always in need of, and much less neglect their duty to educate their children in the faith and morals. Parents should therefore realize that they have to be role models to their children 24/7. Thats why they need to be spiritually and morally strong and vibrant, always realizing the need for continuing spiritual struggle and renewal,

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Board Member Ang expresses Hilongos establishments observes gratitude to Leyte Gov.Petilla, fair trade law, says DTI Rep. Salvacion
TACLOBAN CITYThey have so much to thank for to Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Mic Petilla and to Rep. Andres Salvacion. Thus said Board Member Alan Ang, representing Leytes third district, who said that several infrastructure projects in their area are now finished. Farm to market roads and the maintenance of provincial roads are among the infrastructure projects
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0038 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV EXPRESS service with prayer to adopt Trade/Business Name. FRANCISCO CAMERO, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV EXPRESS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITYCAIBAAN & VICE VERSA WITHT HE USE OF ONE (1)UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, FJME TRANSIT, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 12, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 8, 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 25th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0825 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of validity with prayer to adopt business/trade name. RODRIGO VINEGAS 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. PAULSCAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE EXPIRED ON AUGUST 5, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, RHV TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 6, 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 24th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

that are now being enjoyed by the people in the district, Ang said. Ang, together with Board Member Mimiette Bagulaya, said that through the assistance of Gov. Petilla, provincial roads in the district are almost paved. He also said that Rep. Salvacion also provided his assistance saying that practically the district has now better roads compared in previous years. Board Member Ang said that only 10 percent of the roads in the district have yet to be cemented. With better roads, not only transportation become

easier but the transfer of goods and services are also hasten. Leytes third district covers the towns of LeyteLeyte, Calubian, Tabango, Villaba and San Isidro, where Ang served as a mayor for nine years before his election as board member in 2013. It has more than 163,000 population. Meantime, Ang said that he would talk with provincial agriculturist Rogelio Portula in the hope that farmers in the district would be given more assistance and improve their palay harvest. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

TACLOBAN CITY-The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) observed a high rate of compliance of Fair Trade Law (FTL) among big establishments in Hilongos, Leyte and its neighboring towns during the FTL enforcement it conducted on September 19, 2013. Candelaria Duavis, DTI trade and industry development specialist, said the enforcement aims to monitor establishments if these enterprises are compliant to the fair trade laws. We ensure that establishments undergo the proper process prior to their operation. First and foremost, an establishment must have

a business name and be registered. Also its products must have quality product markings and price tag, she added. There were 152 establishments monitored, 62 of which were from Hilongos, 50 from Bato and 40 from Hindang, all in Leyte. Only five establishments were seen with FTL violations. The compliance of FTL in Hilongos, Bato and Hindang is very high though there are cases of tolerable violation. We were able to record only 4 cases of Price Tag Law violation and a case concerning quality product markings, Duavis said. Regarding the Price Tag

Maasin swimmers shines at the Batang Pinoy


TACLOBAN CITY Maasin City swimmers won medals in the Visayas Leg of Batang Pinoy 2013 held at the Leyte Sports Academy Center, this city. Coached by Jilma Maraon, the winners were Aris Maceda ,gold in the 50m butterfly and silver for 200m butterfly; Erica Caube, silver-50m breaststroke and silver 200m breaststroke; Lilibeth Payao, silver for 200m backstroke; Rolando Ambe, bronze,100m freestyle and Ryan ObiRepublic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0624 Ref. No. VIII-2008-0418 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a UV SHUTTLE service with Extension of validity with prayer to adopt trade name. JEANNETTE ACODE-VENDOR WILFREDO DIAZ-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM BORONGAN, E. SAMAR TO ANY POINT IN REG. 08 WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR JEANNETTE ACODE IN FAVOR OF WILFREDO DIAZ HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JARED TOURS, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 8, 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 24th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

da, silver-50m butterfly. Other winners were Ina Maceda, bronze200m breastroke; Jael Maraon, bronze-50m breaststroke and Prosper Joy Ambe, bronze- 800m freestyle bronze. Many were fascinated with the 14-strong Maasin swimming delegation because most topped the competition despite no available public swimming pools in the city, but only small private pools. According to Maasin Mayor Maloney Samaco, there were 3,000 who joined the opening ceremony parade last SepRepublic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1434 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with prayer to adopt Trade/Business Name. SEBASTIAN ESPORAS 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. PAULSCAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1)UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LINA TRANSPORT SERVICE, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON DECEMBER 22, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 8, 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 25th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

tember 24 held at the Southern Leyte Sports Complex in Maasin. Sports and healthy lifestyle should go together, Mayor Samaco said in his speech during the opening, underscoring his campaign against public smoking in the city. Mayor also carried the torch and lighting of the urn which was the highlight of the ceremony. Jose Luis Jolly Gomez, PSC commissioner in charge of the Batang Pinoy, gave the keynote speech. He emphasized the significance of the grassroots program of the PSC which is quite
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0626 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with prayer to adopt Trade/Business Name. RICARDO SARI Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CARIGARA-JARO-ALANG-ALANG & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JR JOHN TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 8, 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 25th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

different from that of the Palarong Pambansa. The Batang Pinoy is also open to out-ofschool-youth. We have national winners in the Batang Pinoy who pursued their studies through the Alternative Learning System of the DepEd, said Gomez. Southern Leyte Governor Roger Mercado, who headed the 73-strong Southern Leyte delegation, gave the welcome message in behalf of the province while this writer welcomed the deleRepublic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0628 Ref. No. VIII-2002-1770 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with prayer to adopt Trade Name. GORGONIA GUIUAN-VENDOR GERARDO P. ARAS-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-PHHC-DIIT & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1)UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID UP TO NOVEMBER 12, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR GORGONIA GUIUAN IN FAVOR OF GERARDO P. ARAS HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANTVENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ARAS TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 8, 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 26th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Law, Duavis emphasized that establishments should put price tags on their products. If they cannot put price tags, at least, they should provide a price list, she added. She also mentioned that the DTI is discouraging stores to sell substandard goods especially those critical products that do not have quality product markings. We have to ensure the safety of our consumers. We do not tolerate such case that is why we immediately confiscate them, Duavis said. Meanwhile, Duavis revealed that the main reason of these violations is that establishment owners were not aware of the fair trade laws. We advised these establishment owners who committed violations to attend our forum on FTL, she said. (MARY SHARMAINE
I. GABORNES, LNU Intern)

gates in behalf of the city. According to city administrator lawyer Florillo Bombom Demeterio, next to Maasin which has 168 athletes, Cebu City has the most number with 107. The Philippine Olympic Committee was represented by Romeo Magat and Atty. Jay Alano, project director of the Batang Pinoy grace the event. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0627 Ref. No. VIII-2008-01422 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity, with prayer to adopt Trade/Business Name. FELOMINA G. ACEDENA-VENDOR LIZA DE ANDRES MORENO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY FELOMINA G. ACEDENA IN FAVOR OF LIZA DE ANDRES MORENO OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CATARMANCALBAYOG-VIA OQUENDO & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1)UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 9, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MOUSE ONE TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 8, 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 24th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Friday, 27 September 2013

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Soldiers from EV extend assistance families affected by Zamboanga armed battle


C AT B A L O G A N CITY- The 8th Infantry Division Philippine Army based in Camp Lukban, this city, finally delivered the relief items to the evacuees in Zamboanga City. The relief goods consists of 10 sacks of rice, 11 cartoons of canned goods, 19 cartoons of noodles, assorted medicines, assorted laundry items, 52 sacks of clothing and cash amounting to P8,925.00. Leyte Samar Daily Express learned that the donated assorted goods and cash were sent to their Central Command (Centcom) in Cebu City last Sept 21, 2013 through the Philippine Navy ship BRP Bagobo AT 293. Meanwhile, B/ Gen. Jet Velarmino, division commander of the 8thInfantry Division, expressed gratitude to all individuals and groups for their contributions towards the relief efforts made for the evacuees of Zamboanga and call upon also other kind hearted individuals to show similar spirit toward this cause. Velarmino also extended their deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of their fallen comrades who offered their lives to protect civilians and to maintain peace in Zamboanga. To recall, more than 82,000 people from 15 barangays of Zamboanga were affected by the armed battle between government forces and the Misuari-led faction of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). Records from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) revealed that a total of 82,106 persons or 16,533 families have been affected in 14 barangays in Zamboanga and one barangay in Zamboanga Sibugay province. A majority of the evacuees, more than 50,000 of them, are at the Joaquin Enriquez Sports Complex in Zamboanga.
(JAZMIN BONIFACIO)

NSM Highlights Statistics that Matter to Every Filipino


TACLOBAN CITYThis October, Eastern Visayas will celebrate once again the National Statistics Month (NSM). Now on its 24th year, the celebration focuses on the theme, Statistics that Matter to Every Filipino, highlighting the vital roles that data and statistics play in the everyday lives of Filipinos. At the national level, the opening of the National Statistics Month will coincide with the 12th National Convention on Statistics, the biggest gathering of statisticians and various stakeholders of statistics all over the country, on October 1-2, 2013 at the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, Mandaluyong City. Distinguished luminaries from the statistical community were invited as speakers and paper presenters to discuss recent theoretical and practical developments in statistics. In the region, the NSM celebration will officially start with two major activities on October 7, 2013: (1) Opening of Statistical Exhibits at Robinsons Place Activity Area (Annex Building) at 1:00 P.M.; and (2) Opening Ceremony cum Statistics Forum at BIR Multi-Purpose Building, Government Center, Palo Leyte at 2:00 in the afternoon. The activities will be hosted by the NSCB and co-sponsored by NSO, BIR, BFAR and NTC. The Interagency Statistical Exhibits will be participated in by around 23 agencies and institutions and will be on display for three days from October 7-9 at Robinsons Mall. The opening ceremony cum statistics forum, on the other hand, will highlight presentations on some statistics critical to every Filipino, to wit: (1) tax collection performance; (2) prices/ inflation; and (3) human development index. It will gather around 150 participants coming from regional line agencies, local government units, non-government organizations and academic institutions, including BS Statistics Students from Eastern Visayas State University. Other NSM activities lined up for the month include symposia, data dissemination seminars, trainings, workshops, statistics quiz, slogan and poster making contests, stat trivia, tree planting, information and education campaign activities such as press conferences, TV and radio guestings, and hanging of NSM streamers and tarpaulins. The NSM Regional Calendar of Activities can be accessed at the NSCB website at http://www.nscb.gov.ph/ ru8. The NSM is celebrated annually for the purpose of promoting, enhancing and instilling nationwide awareness and appreciation of the importance and value of statistics to the different sectors of society; and at the same time eliciting the cooperation and support of the public in improving and enhancing the quality and standards of statistics in the country. It was first observed in 1990 pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 647, Declaring the Month of October of Every Year as the National Statistics Month. The Regional Statistical Coordination Committee (RSCC), through the NSCB as its secretariat, spearheads the NSM celebration in the region.
(EVANGELINE M. PARAN / NSCB Regional Head/PR)

Taclobans coop office launches programs for inmates, PWDs


TACLOBAN CITY In line with city governments effort in providing livelihood assistance to the unemployed and out-of school-youth, the City Cooperative Development and Livelihood Assistance Office (CCDLAO) launched various livelihood programs, among them providing trainings through the coordination of the Office of Extension Affairs of the Eastern Visayas State University. One program launched by the CCDLAOs was the P200,000 worth of loan assistance to Tacloban persons with disabilities(PWDs), which allowed them to generate income by making wooden school tables and chairs while scrap woods were made into key chains. Another was the Basura mo, Pakabuhi ko program, which was adopted by the Basura mo, Pakabuhi hit Preso of the Bureau of Jail and Penology that aims to use empty food wrappers, papers, posters and tarpaulins as major materials in making accessories, bags and wallets. The items produced by the inmates are displayed and sold at the Balyuan Pasalubong Center while the income is divided through a 5050 sharing where 50% is given to the inmates and the other 50% is allotted for buying other materials needed, said Jail Officer I Sandra Luangco. Furthermore, a memorandum of agreement between the city government and EVSU, which provides the partnership of the two agencies in providing livelihood trainings, is set to be approved by the City Mayors Office to grant livelihood opportunities. Through this MOA, granted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod, we are expecting for more livelihood projects for the unemployed women and out-of school-

Penro-Leyte warns would-be candidates not to harm trees


TACLOBAN CITYThe Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) here in Leyte warns candidates in the upcoming barangay elections against nailing campaign materials on trees. Forester Loreta Baldonaza said candidates should stick to environment-friendly campaigning to ensure that the environment would remain clean. This idea is to minimize garbage and to youth, said Ruena Mate, officer-in-charge of CCDLAO. Mate added that CCDLAO already collected cornhusks, which would be used for the training on Christmas dcor-making set to be conducted to 30 outof school-youths at the Balyuan Convention Center later this month. CCDLAO is encouraging the people to patronize the products made trough the programs. You may be able to help many families with every product you buy in these sectors, Mate said. (MA.
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inflict as little damage on the environment and trees toward the end of the elections, Baldonaza said in an interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express. Baldonaza also said that the candidates should always observe waste avoidance and reduction in their strategy to win and stick to earth-friendly campaign practices to ensure a waste-free election. Let us change the face of Philippine politics with clean elections defined not only by an intelligent electorate, but a trash-free one as well, Baldonaza said. She reiterated a long-standing appeal to spare the trees of campaign materials saying trees are also living things that could get hurt or sick from infection, or die if left untreated for a long time. Under Commission on Elections Resolution 6520, or the Implementing Rules of the Fair Election Act, common poster areas shall be allowed by the election officer only in public

places such as plazas, markets, or barangay centers where posters may be readily seen or read. The Comelec prohibits the posting of campaign materials on trees, schools, shrines, pedestrian overpasses and underpasses, flyovers, bridges, and islands of roads and highways, including waiting sheds, sidewalks, street and lamp posts, and electric posts, among other places. Candidates of parties are also prohibited from sticking campaign materials on ambulances, patrol cars, and government vehicles, particularly those bearing red license plates. Violation of these rules would constitute an election offense punishable under Section 264 of the Omnibus Election Code, she added. Imposable penalties are imprisonment of one to six years, disqualification to hold public office, and for political parties, a fine of not less than P10, 000. (RYAN GABRIEL L.
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Lawyer Omar Mayo (lower photo,right), director of the deputy administrator for electric distribution utilities services of National Electrication Administration (NEA), was the guest speaker during a consultation with various electric cooperatives (ECs) in the region on RA 10531. Those who attended the NEA- EC consultative meeting were general managers, board of directors, ofcers of the institutional services departments and Multi-Sectoral Advisory Council (MSEAC) held at the Leyte Park Resort yesterday.

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TACLOBAN CITYAn official from the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has reminded current members of the board of directors and officers of electric cooperatives on a prohibition mandated under Republic Act 10531. Lawyer Omar Mayo, officer of the Deputy Administrator for Electric Distribution Utilities Services of the NEA, said that the prohibition as stipulated under said law should be followed.

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There is a penal provision of said RA 10531, he said. RA 10531, known as the NEA Reform Act of 2013, was approved by President Aquino June of this year wherein under its section 26-A, no person shall be elected as member of the board of director or officer of an electric cooperative if he or she is an appointive or elective official. Mayo, in his talks with some officials of the various power cooperatives in the region yesterday,

said that some of those aected by the new law expressed their disappointed. Well, some were sad but we cannot do anything about it because its the law, he said. Mayo said that section 26-A of RA 10531 has affected several incumbent board of directors and officials of dierent electric cooperatives in the country. But we have to respect their mandate.

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But this prohibition will come into play the moment they seek for reelection, he said, particularly referring to the board of directors of the cooperatives who are voted by their respective memberconsumers. The said law also mandates that only those with salary grade 16 and above are qualified to run for a seat of the board or seeks the position of general manager. (JOEY A. GA-

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CATARMAN, Northern Samar-The DySM (Aksyon Radio Catarman) headed by station manager Fermin Honey in coordination with the provincial office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government participated the simultaneous tree planting activity last September 7, 2013. This is in connection with the yearly activity of Kapisanan ng mga broadcaster ng Pilipinas (KBP) nationwide or so-called broadcastreeing which aims to support the national greening program. The said activity was participated in by the Philippine National Police here in the province headed by provincial police director S/Supt Abraham Gonzales Linaming, B/Gen. Rolando Malinao, commanding officer of the 803rd Infantry Brigade based in Catarman and Supt. Jesus Miranda, police chief of Catarman. It was learned from provincial environment and natural resources officer Ranulfo Arbiol that about 200 seedlings were planted at the Scout City of the University of Eastern Philippines. (JAYNE
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