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VOL. 14 NO.

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ORMOC CITY

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DECEMBER 9-15, 2013

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2014 executive budget culls 444 plantilla casuals

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BY LAlAINE M. JImENEA
ORMOC CITY The 2014 Annual Executive Budget of Mayor Edward Codilla sheds off 444 plantilla positions from the rolls, retaining only 120 for the mayors office and 37 for the vice mayors office. Instead, Mayor Edward Codilla wants to hire 964 job orders for various jobs per month aside from 636 retention job orders. From P 60-million for job orders last year, the executive budget wants P 80-million allocated for it. It was also learned that most of those occupying the 444 plantilla positions have been working at the City Hall for years already, including the 636 retention job orders. Those favored enough to land plantilla positions earn the perks of a regular employees, aside from higher daily wages. A job order employee, on the other hand, only earns P 200 a day, without bonuses and perks. Dr. Mario Rodriguez said that human resource officer Adelaida Biacolo, when asked why the executive wants to shed off 444 people from their plantilla positions, reportedly told him these people could apply for the permanent positions. Some 250 permanent positions in the City Hall remain vacant, he was told. Sources, however, said the mass lay-offs could pave the way for the new mayors people to come in. Most of the 444 to be laid off are the loyalists of the previous mayor. On the other hand, the city council is finalizing its scrutiny of
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POP STAR JUSTIN BIEBER MAKES A PEACE SIGN TO FANS AND ONLOOKERS ALIKE IN TACLOBAN CITY. The pop star visited Tacloban City on Tuesday, December 10, and did a free concert at the City Central School. He came with Action Against Hunger/ACF International. He performed 6 songs and the encore was Baby, Baby, his all time hit that went viral with over 2 billion Youtube views. He also played basketball with the kids at the evacuation center. In his #Give Back Philippines charity campaign, Bieber raised 500,000 US dollars for the victims of Yolanda. Photo by M. Pascua

7 arrested for sedition in Baybay City, 10 still at large


BAYBAY CITY Seven people were rounded up by the police here morning of December 12, 2013 (Thursday) for sedition, while 10 others remain at large including defeated mayoralty candidate Ma. Lourdes Malot Galenzoga, former city councilor Atty. Agustin Alo and former radio commentator Alvin Truya who ran under United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party last May polls. Arrested were Galenzogas supporters Johndy Dingal, Oscar Balan, Vic Bacusmo, Noel Suarez, Allan Sotto and Edcel Lagman. Others who remain at large are defeated vice-mayoralty candidate Al Relevo, Elenita Bebe Datahan, Jose Yoyoy Cala, Michelle Esperanza, Marilou Arradaza, Milagros Galenzoga and Dennis Arradaza. One of the arrested persons, Johndy Dinggal, said he did not want to comment on their arrests but added that they thought the sedition complaint against them was already dismissed by regional state prosecutor Ruperto Golong. He was on his way to Ormoc that morning when police came and arrested him. As of press time, all the arrested are processing their bail which was pegged by Assistant City Prosecutor of Baybay
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Gun-toting man charged for possession of shabu
ORMOC CITY A man arrested by the police for illegal possession of firearms is now charged before the prosecutors office here for violation of the Anti-Dangerous Drugs Act, after a body search yielded shabu from his person while he was being processed for detention. The suspect was identified as one Joseph Aparis, 33, a resident of Brgy. District 28, Hermosilla Drive, this city. According to the police, they received a report on December 9, Monday, about an armed man harassing his neighbors. He reportedly had a fight with his wife and reportedly battered her, but police are not sure if she would pursue a VAWC complaint against him. Immediately, policemen SPO4 Oscar Cobacha, SPO4 Charito Daaco and companions responded and caught Aparis on the act of carrying a handgun around with him. SPO4 Cobacha said Aparis surrendered to them without a fight, handing his gun to Daaco. It was of unknown caliber but had the bullet of an M-14, which made them consider it as a high-powered firearm. While processing him for detention, PO2 Parac discovered that inside his pocket were four medium sized sachets of shabu and cash amounting to P 3.400.00. It is normal for the police to do a body search on would be detainees to make sure they do not have any deadly weapon with them, as they could create trouble inside with other detainees. Information has also reached this newspaper that police have filed a search warrant for drugs against the same suspect twice in the past already, but it would always turn out negative. By Paul Libres

NEWS

December 9-15, 2013

LEYECO V non-committal if power will be restored in all of Ormoc by Christmas


ORMOC CITY The Leyeco (Leyte Electric Cooperative) V, in a meeting with the city council on Thursday, December 12, was non-committal whether it would be able to light up the whole city by Christmas but added they are trying their best to do so at least for the city proper. Roy Magdadaro, the electric coops representative sent to face the city council, explained that the damage to electric facilities was too much for the electric cooperative alone to cope and that he was instructed not to make any commitments. Other ECs and power firms who were sent to help in the restoration are also spread out in the whole province, as the damage is extensive. But there might be a lull in the power restoration by Christmas time, he added, as these crews from other places are expected to go home to spend the holidays with their families. They are only here on a rotation basis, the longest is two weeks, Magdadaro said. Those that came in to pitch a hand were electric cooperatives from nonaffected areas, including private power firms. He also pointed out that it does not also help that in some barangays, some transformers have been cannibalized of its bronze wirings. These will have to be replaced, he pointed out, and transformers are expensive costing from P 70,000 to P 100,000. These barangays, Magdadaro said, will have to bear the brunt of the thefts because they will last priority in the list of those to be energized. Running after the pilferers, he said, is not a priority to the EC, aside from the fact that it would be had to
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CHRISTMAS CHEERS AT HILONGOS, LEYTE. Christmas is very evident in Hilongos, Leyte as town officials prepare for the double celebration of Christs birthday and their town fiesta. The town, which was spared by Yolanda, sports Christmas parols and decor on its streets while at the front of the town hall is new mayor Albert Villahermosas slogan Soar High, Hilongos!.

Cops enforce Oplan Sita


COPS HERE are strictly enforcing Oplan Sita against motorcycles without plates or those with For Registration marks only, hoping to recover motorcycles that were stolen from the storehouse of Du Ek Sam (DES) Marketing in Tacloban City last November 8. Ch. Insp. Ibrahim Jambiran, in an interview, said he had standing orders for his policemen to scrutinize motorcycles with no plates and for registration marks only and ask them for covering documents. If the drivers could not produce them, they are to be brought to the police station for more questioning. The Oplan Sita was also instrumental in the arrest of one Jeffrey Barida, 35, a resident of Brgy. Dayhagan. When cops saw him with an XRM, they approached him and noted he was quite nervous. After searching him, they found a knife and one sachet in his possession. His father would later claim the motorcycle, attesting that it was not stolen. Barida, on the other hand, remained in detention. Cops have since filed illegal possession of drugs against him. By Paul Libres

Over 1,000 hopefuls join Jobs Fair at City Hall


OVER 1,100 applicants took part in the Jobs Fair at the Ormoc City Hall last Saturday, December 14. Around 30 were hired on the spot as overseas workers while some others were hired locally as supervisors, receptionists, among others. The Jobs Fair started at 7 am until 4 pm and was participated by 35 overseas agencies with over 11,400 job vacancies and 12 local recruitment agencies with over 4,000 job vacancies. Ormoc City Mayor Edward Codilla and DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz welcomed the licensed agencies, DOLE, POEA and all the applicants as the fair commenced. According to POEA Deputy Administrator Amy Reyes, simultaneous to the ongoing hiring was a pre-employment orientation, seminar and requirements briefing. Applicants were informed how to avoid illegal recruitment and were encouraged to apply only at legitimate agencies, she said. Applicants, upon arrival, were required to fill-up a form for the Skills Registration System (SRS) after which the applicants skills were saved into a database and uploaded to Phil JobNet which has all registered establishments in the country. By that, they can determine qualified applicants based on the pre-set requirements of every establishment. Also noticeable on the ground is the DOLE Job Search Kiosk, a machine that enables applicants to quickly search for jobs that match their qualifications. The Kiosk will be stationed in the Ormoc City Hall for good. The day before, or on December 13, DOLE and POAE were on Valencia court for a dental optical mission. They also distributed relief goods to three barangays with over 3,000 families. 3,600 children got toys and school supplies. By Jhay Gaspar

Word party shunned; dads mull banning firecrackers


ORMOC CITY Residents here and other areas badly affected by Typhoon Yolanda are shunning the word party and instead using get together to describe the annual year-end gatherings that have traditionally been done. The get togethers are also just simple lunches or dinners, sans the revelry of old. Meanwhile, city officials here are also planning to ban the sale and use of any kind of firecrackers or pyrotechnics for the Yuletide season, citing fire safety and peace and order concerns as main reasons. The ordinance, however, will be limited to the year 2013 and carries hefty fines. The Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay will be holding its get together on Monday, December 16. The group agreed there would be no exchanging gifts though lawyer Conrad Conopio ribbed exchanging sardines can be done. This way, he said, some people get
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Rehab czar Ping Lacson hops through E. Samar and Leyte for ocular survey

ORMOC VICE MAYOR TOTO LOCSIN JR. AND COUNCILOR ROLAND VILLASENCIO distribute relief goods on Wednesday, December 11, to residents of Brgy. San Juan that the Locsin family got from friends and family. The vice mayor said they have been distributing relief goods to barangays in the city shortly after the typhoon struck and is thankful to his brother Mitch and sister Paula for their untiring efforts to raise donations for the citys typhoon victims. In his talk with the residents, he urged them to be thankful to the generous donors but added they should not be dependent on relief.

Lucy raises donations for relief ops, shows constituents she is not dependent on PDAF
ORMOC CITY - Even without the Priority Assistance Development Fund, Congresswoman Lucy TorresGomez took the initiative to help this city and the 4th District of Leyte not only because it is her responsibility as its representative, but because of her genuine love and concern for its people who, at the very least, lost their homes and worse, lost friends and loved ones. True to their words Serbisyong Gomez, Richard Gomez gave his support to his wife and together they appealed to friends in and outside of showbiz to help her constituents. Kaantigo na jud entawon ko mangayu para lang ninyong tanan tungod kay wala ko nagsalig sa ginahatag sa gobierno pinaagi sa DSWD kay daghan ug proseso. Mao nga naniguro mi ni Richard nga moduol sa amo mga higala ug gingkaluy-an jud entawon mi kay daghan ang nihatag ug unta malipay mo niini kay kinasing-kasing ning akong paghatag kaninyo ug unta kinasingkasing usab ninyong dawaton, the congresswoman tells constituents in her various relief distributions. She added that this is a time where people should take a pause from politics because more than 20,000 families all the 4th district of Leyte are victims. Regardless of their political affiliations, she said they would be recipients of the relief goods she and Richard has generated from contributions. Kining among paghatag ni Richard ug tabang ninyo, wala kini color coding. Human na ang election, wala na ta ana. Ang atong hunahunaon karon kung unsaon nato pag bangon, the congresswoman added. The congresswoman has given many barangays in Ormoc and the district various relief goods, even cologne which she got from Ben Chan, the owner of Bench and a close personal friend of the couple. She has also distributed handy Sawyer Water Purifiers and herself demonstrated to residents of Brgy. RM Tan how to use it. Not content with demonstrating how to use it, the congresswoman drank the water produced by the purifier to show residents she had confidence in the products. In her various sorties to distribute relief goods, the congresswoman is accompanied by Liberal Party mates like Vice Mayor Toto Locsin Jr., councilors Tomas Serafica and Vincent Rama. Even if she is not around, her sister Caren Rama ably substitutes her. The congresswoman also appreciates her sisters unconditional help, acknowledging her organization skills. I dont know what to do without my sister, she would often tell constituents. By Kimberly Urboda

REHAB CZAR SEN. PING LACSON IN BAYBAY CITY. Sen. Panfilo Ping Lacson is seen here with Rep. Jose Carlos Boying Cari, Mayor Carmen L. Cari, Vice Mayor Michael Cari and other city officials during his visit to Baybay on Friday, December 13. BAYBAY CITY - Newly-appointed presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery Panfilo Ping Lacson, the so-called Rehab Czar, visited several areas here in Leyte and Eastern Samar on Friday, December 13. Lacsons first stop was Guiuan, Eastern Samar where he saw the devastation left by super typhoon Yolanda which ravaged the town on November 8, exactly four weeks after it happened. Then, Lacson proceeded to Palo, Leyte, where he talked to officials and survivors. He then visited Baybay, Ormoc and Tacloban. In an interview, Lacson said they target to implement rehabilitation on February or March next year, as they are still attending to some minor details. He said the rehab funds, as of present, now amounts to around P170 billion. As for partnering with the private sector, Lacson said he was thinking of utilizing the adoption system where the private sector will adopt some areas to avoid duplication. Lacson said he is mulling holding a summit with the private sector to get their commitment to help directly in the rehabilitation. We wont meddle in the handling of their funds, they will go direct to the places they want to adopt and rehabilitate, he said. He added that what they have to do is synchronize, integrate all the efforts and coordinate with all these people. He also announced that they already have development sponsors for some places in Eastern Samar and Leyte. To recall, Typhoon Yolanda struck the Visayas on November 8. It was said to be the strongest typhoon in recorded history, cutting a swathe of destruction on places where it passed through. Yolanda, which brought storm surges as high as a twostory building and ravaging its way inland by as much as 300 meters, killed thousands. 5,184 were killed in Leyte; 265 in Eastern Samar; 224 in Samar; and 6 in Biliran. In Tacloban City, 2,418 bodies have yet to be identified. Meanwhile, 1,779 are still reported missing; 1,671 of which are from Leyte; 38 from Samar; 24 from Palawan; 20 from Eastern Samar; 15 from Antique; 5 from Cebu; 4 from Iloilo and 1 each in Guimaras and Capiz. The NDRRMC said that some 3,423,501 families or 16,074,392 individuals were affected by the typhoon, with 3,921,577 people displaced. The NDRRMC added that about 550,916 homes were totally destroyed while at least 588,881 houses were partially damaged. The cost of damage from the typhoon is now estimated at P35,547,986,330.67; P18,226,835,334.29 for infrastructures and P17,321,150,996.38 for agriculture.

A MAGICAL WATER FILTER? Pictures show how Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez herself demonstrated to constituents at RM Tan the magic of the portable water purifying system she was distributing. Third picture on the top row shows how murky the water was before filtration. In just a few minutes, the water that passed through the filter became very clear and potable, too. Lucy herself drinks a glass (bottom picture, rightmost).

December 9-15, 2013

Yolanda opens can of worms?


TYPHOON YOLANDAS strong winds seem to have opened not only cans of sardines but also a can of worms. As it slammed through various government infrastructures, destroying what were supposed state of the art constructions and overly expensive at that, a former engineering consultant of the city is now saying that his designs were not followed. Just recently, Engr. Raoul Santos, the citys engineering consultant whose tenure was cut off after the Commission on Audit said his contract was a redundancy and was something that the current pool of city engineers can do, has written Mayor Edward Codilla that he cannot swallow innuendoes hurled his way, that his designs were defective. He then refers to the multi-million City Hospital, an oversized maternity and childrens clinic, which was badly battered by Yolanda. Its elaborate main entrance had collapsed completely, aside from various parts of the hospital, and has been the butt of criticisms among the engineering circles. To capsulize his letter, which he furnished the COA, he admits preparing the analysis and structural design of the City Hospital. He said that it was designed according to the provisions of the 2010 National Structural Code of the Philippines which now considers hospitals as essential facilities, hence should be stronger as it has to have a more severe potential earthquake load. Regarding the main entrance of the City Hospital, he said that it was designed to be supported by six (6) corbels. Sadly, it had none. A corbel, he explains, acts as the main structural support for heavy structures it is carrying. It is made of reinforced concrete and is monolithically constructed with the column it is attached to. It is so designed to withstand vertical (gravity, earthquake and wind) and lateral (earthquake and wind) loads. However, Santos says, upon ocular inspection of the City Hospital after Yolanda, he immediately noticed the absence of the six (6) corbels. He attached pictures to support his claims. In place of the corbels, the trusses of the roof structure were just welded to the exposed vertical rebars of the adjacent columns which were done by chipping off the hardened concrete cover of the columns. This is definitely a wrong engineering practice as it not only weakens the columns, but, more so, renders the supported structure vulnerable to collapse during abnormal external conditions due to inadequate support. While not pointing fingers on who is to blame, Santos said, obviously, the collapse of the main entrance roof of the City Hospital can mainly be attributed to the non-construction of the six (6) corbels. Santos said that in the past administration, when he was structural engineering consultant, he did the structural designs and analysis also of the Fire Station and Manpower Buildings. The
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Our daily patchwork


EVERYDAY WE have to deal with all sorts of things, a veritable hodgepodge, a patchwork of matters that often are incongruous to each other. This can lead us to confusion, to bewilderment and then to things like skepticism, cynicism, indifference and the like. If we want to survive, then we should feel the responsibility of blending this mix with meaning and beauty, with a sense of purpose and direction. In that way, our daily patchwork becomes a living thing, not just a dead, inert mess that we are forced to handle. It becomes organic. Thats our daily challenge. Aside from the basic variety in our life, like the spiritual and the material, the natural and the supernatural, the sacred and the mundane, the temporal and the eternal, we have to deal now with the endless finer nuances that this diversity produces. There are things that we like and dont like, things that we love and we hate, developments that are pleasant and unpleasant. There are successes and failures, moments that are prosaic and also sublime, times when we go into an intellectual mode as well as into a manual mode. We handle both absolute dogmas and relative opinions, old and traditional customs as well as new and innovative practices and trends. We have our highs and lows in our emotional and psychological life. Then we deal with all kinds of people. There are the good, saintly ones, and the openly devious, full of calculations and schemes. You have the rich and the poor, the simple and the sophisticated, the quick-witted and the dimwit. We just have to learn how to be sport and flexible before all these possibilities, and versatile as well, so we can be all things to all men, as St. Paul once told us. We need to be open in our attitude, and confident and competent so as not to get lost as well as to know how to integrate them together into one meaningful whole. The ideal to reach is to be able to reflect Gods joy at the end of each day of the creation story, where it is said that God saw that it was good. In fact, on the seventh day of creation, he rested and entered into communion with his creation. That is how we ought to feel and do at the end of our day and of our life. We, of course, can only do this if we are with God. And thats precisely the main point we want to make here. We have to work on our unity and identification of God, whose image and likeness we are, whose children we also are. We cannot and should not be left alone, left to our own devices. We need God. Insofar as God is concerned, he is always with us. He intervenes in our life. His presence in us is never passive even if we are not aware of him. If we have faith, then we will realize this truth and would be led to correspond to his designs for us. Gods intervention in our life had led him to send his son to us, the son becoming man himself through the mystery of the incarnation. Its good that we go through what the Catechism teaches us about the significance of the incarnation so we would know how God and us can
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Timely award
TIME MAGAZINE, this week, chose Pope Francis for its Person of Year award. In less than a year on Peter the Fishermans chair, the former Argentinian cardinal had the greatest impact on the world, Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly - young and old, faithful and cynical as Pope Francis, explained Time managing editor Nancy Gibbs. What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he captured the imagination of millions whod given up on hoping for the church at all, People ( are ) weary of the endless parsing of sexual ethics, the buck-passing infighting over lines of authority when all the while (to borrow from Milton), the hungry sheep look up, and are not fed. In a few months, Francis elevated the healing mission the church as servant and comforter of hurting people in an often harsh worldabove the doctrinal police work. Indeed, the iconic spiritual leaders of our time took decades of struggle and growth before they were formed into the universally recognized symbols that we know and love, wrote Ambassador Akbhar Ahmed earlier. He chairs Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, DC. Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela are universally recognized examples. But Pope Francis is an exception, he adds. He comes to us, as it were, fully formed. In terms of his tenure as pope, he is in his infancy. And yet Francis seems to have hit his stride. This is seen in his reaching out to Muslims to shared Muslim-Christian reverence for the Mother of Jesus. From his first foreign policy address, in March, Francis made improving MuslimCatholic relations a top priority. Before ambassadors from 180 countries, he explained how he wanted to work for Muslims and Catholics to intensify dialogue. The Pope, does not seek fame and success, since he carries out his service for the proclamation of the Gospel and the love of God for all, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi SJ said, If this attracts men and women and gives them hope, the Pope is content. If this nomination as Person of the Year means many have understood this message, at least implicitly, hell certainly be glad. Months before the Times Person of the Year award, Matthew Kneale wrote in the New Statesman of London that the pontiffs seems to see his task as that of purging his church of luxury. He is truly the Austerity Pope for this new age of austerity. He shows intense empathy for the poor, the unemployed and struggling economic migrants. After the drownings off Lampedusa, he said today is a day of tears... ( But the ) world does not care about people fleeing slavery, hunger, fleeing in search of freedom. In Cagliari, Sardinia, he protested the world has become an idolater of this god called money. To his credit, he backs up his views with action. He drives around Rome in an old Ford Focus and lives, not in the Apostolic Palace, but in a simple house in the grounds of the Vatican. At a detention centre in Rome, soon after his coronation, he washed and kissed the feet of young offenders, including a Muslim woman. He expects the rest of the Catholic Church to follow his example. This summer, he told a group of young nuns and monks, It hurts me when I see a priest or nun with the latest model car. You cant do this. He added, Just think of how many children die of hunger and dedicate the savings to them. Last month he denounced those ambitious airport bishops looking out for a more prestigious diocese. He compared them to men who are constantly looking at other women more beautiful than their own, adding Careerism is a cancer. Yet it is far from certain how enduring his revolution will prove in the long term, the New Statesman adds. If the past is anything to go by, trouble is likely to surface after his pontificate. Already, he is 76. The Catholic Church has never been good at appointing radical young firebrands. Look into the future, a pope or two down the line, and it would not be surprising if lesser bad habits had begun to creep back, though one would hope that the churchs worst abuses will have been exorcised. When one strips away the robes and the pomp, what is the Vatican? Like the government of China and like so many other regimes of our time, is authoritarian. The Vatican lacks
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5 Happy accidents
NOT ALL accidents are bad. There are many inventions that we take for granted today that were born from mistakes or to use a more positive phrase, happy accidents. But such accidents are noticed first only by the curious minds. The concept behind the thermal ink-jet printer, for example, was discovered by accident in 1977 when an engineer at Canon in Tokyo, Ichiro Endo, rested a hot soldering iron on a syringe which held ink, causing the syringe to eject the ink. This concept eventually became the mechanism behind the first Bubble Jet printer. Scotchgard was discovered by Patsy Sherman, a chemist at 3M, while she was trying to develop a rubber that wouldnt deteriorate from exposure to jet fuel. When she was experimenting with a mixture, some of it accidentally dropped on the tennis shoe her assistant was wearing. The assistant was unable to clean the substance from her shoe, as it seemed impervious to water or alcohol. Sherman had stumbled upon a fluorochemical polymer that would repel water and oil from fabric. It was manufactured and sold as the first Scotchgard product in 1956. In 1839, Charles Goodyear was looking for a way to fix the current flaws of rubber, which solidified and cracked in winter, and melted in the summer heat. But Goodyear discovered vulcanized rubber by accident when he spilled a mixture of rubber, sulfur and lead on a hot stove. The mixture charred and hardened, but the rubber was still malleable enough to be usable. He patented his vulcanization process in 1844, long before the age of automobiles. The adhesive behind Post-it notes was discovered in 1968 by Spencer Silver, a researcher at 3M Laboratories, who was actually looking for a stronger adhesive than what was currently available. Instead, he found a weaker one, an adhesive that stuck to objects but could be pulled

EVER SINCE the onslaught of Yolanda, a lot of things have come up to change so many practices we have had since the not-toodistant past. Since all the electric posts were knocked down from their assigned places, we have to make do with what we have. This corner can only imagine what kind of a Christmas celebration we will have compared to what we were always having in the past. First of all, the misa de gallo which we know was granted to the Philippines by a special dispensation from the Pope, has been traditional with us since its inception. It was even learned that other nations are adapting this practice, especially from our OFWs (the uncrowned missionaries) who continue this practice in their adapted countries, not only in the Americas but in the Middle East as well. Note that Jesus Christ and the whole of Christendom emanated in the Middle East. Because all our electrical posts and connections are shot, we can only wonder what a dark dawn we will have for the dawn masses. Gone will be the hot chocolate and the rice cake or puto to go with it. Gone will be the bam-i and the pancit to warm the hearts of the mass- hearers. Gone will be the preparations of those who are scheduled for the subsequent masses. The 16th Deember is the start of the dawn masses so that the last day (the 9th day) will fall on the eve of Christmas or the 24th of December. It is this small token of early repast that can act as boosters to energize and finish the whole novena masses as an offering a Christmas gift in itself - to the Lord. There can be no better gift than thesemisa de gallo which is Spanish for mass of the cocks that are the real early birds. The condition given by the Pope is that it must be celebrated at 4:00 in the morning. All the parts of a grand mass are incorporated in these masses: the Alleluia verse, the Credo, the Gloria which are to be sang. The vestment used is white unlike in the ordinary

Christmas after Yolanda: An Ormoc scenario


mass which is violet. No doubt Yolanda happened just before Advent which is the season in the Church calendar for Christmas. In fact, it is the begin-ning of a new year for the Church. Another practice whIch went down the drain is the noche buena where most, if not all families gather for their annual family reunion. Indeed this corner can venture to say that 2013 is a bleak Christmas season. As a consolation for us, there will be some six thousand (people who perished due to Yolanda) less such family reunion this year. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to the readers.
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It seems there are reports about some exchange of hot words between Mayor Romualdez of Tacloban and Pres. P-Noy as an offshoot of the recent typhoon. Can it be said that any such animosity may have stemmed from the implcation about the assassination of Ninoy? Why make Mayor Romualdez sign a letter for the national government to be able to step in? This corner cannot understand the rationale behind such a move. How does DILG Sec. Mar Roxas fit in? Is he in a bind? It is possible that Mar Roxas may have lost some support from the Warays if he is going to be the Administrations bet for top man in 2016.
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The PAGASA announced that the winter solstice for this year will be on the 21st of the month of December from 5:32pm to 6:16am of the following day: a total of 12 hours and 44 minutes. We will expect to have colder and longer nights after this winter solstice, according to Jose Mendoza of the Pag-asa. The winter solstice marks the time when the sun lies at its farthest point south of the equator..

off without damaging them or leaving a residue. A few years later his colleague at 3M, Art Fry, spread the adhesive on small pieces of paper to mark and re-mark his place in his choir hymnal. When he started using the small pieces of paper at work, colleagues came by to borrow some, and the Post-it note was born. Probably the most important accidental discovery was penicillin. It was discovered in 1928 when Alexander Fleming, a biologist who was studying the bacterium Staphylococcus, left his petri dishes stacked on a bench while he went on holiday. When he returned, he noticed that a mold in a discarded petri dish (which he identified as Penicillium notatum) was growing in such a way that it dissolved all the bacteria around it. It wasnt until the 1940s, however, that the antibiotic agent was isolated and put to medicinal use. Such scientific magic are continuing, and are likely to continue, into the future. In 2003, Jamie Link, a graduate student at the University of California at San Diego, discovered smart dust (programmable silicon particles) when a silicon chip she was working on exploded. She noticed that the small pieces still maintained their properties as sensors. Smart dust has uses and potential uses in medicine, pollution monitoring, equipment monitoring, and even bioterrorism surveillance. Louis Pasteur said, Chance favors the prepared mind. When scientists are open-minded to seeing all the possibilities in front of them, especially those that they werent looking for, that is when happy accidents happen. Happy, Happy New Year! And have a safe one, too.

The Gospel on Sunday


DECEMBER 22, 2013 4th Sunday of Advent Matthew 1: 18 - 24 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit; and her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered this, behold,

an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit; she will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife,

The Good Life


Forgetting ourselves
BY MEGG S. LUNN
We do not attain God by lofty or grand words. God is reached by acts that strip us of our selfishness, by care of others that makes us forget ourselves, by patience that engenders serenity and wisdom. I HAVE shared the above wisdom before in one of the many columns I did. But this week was a reflection of the many of us since the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda. One of which is about forgetting ourselves in the service of others. Many times I would hear from family and friends to also find time to look after myself and my own needs, to also shop for my own and spend more for my own sake. But I am not happy doing it, instead, I find happiness if I do something for others. All I need for myself is peace. Peace in the community, of mind, of heart and of soul. Others may not understand this but this is where I find true happiness. No matter what I do, small time or big time, so long as I can do something for you and for others, that is my happiness. Just recently, I have to give up a day or two of my supposed time to do relief operation, because I have to give time for my daughter who just turned 18 this year. Of course, forgetting her is not an option. It is a must - to give time bonding with her and think of her alone on her special day. Spending a simple lunch the day before of her birthday with family and closest friends is her wish comes true. Of course, in between, we have to cater to some volunteers and donors who flew from Manila and stayed at home for our relief operation on that same day up in the hill of Lezo, which I have to let them go without me but instead spend time cooking with her, too. Thank you to my dear sis-in-law Ping for accompanying them as my contingency option. I found an overwhelming peace while we had time watching movies, shopping and most of all, eating at her most awaited buffet dinner at Vikings. I really put my mind, heart and soul into the time we spent, forgetting about the expenses and the spur of the moment decision to fly with her back to Manila on the day of her birthday. Everything was smooth and peaceful, everything we have prayed and wish for, all in two days. She gave up the usual big party (18 roses, etc) to spare some amount for our initiative project REBUILD A HOME FOR THE HOMELESS especially for the handicapped kid family (one at a time) in honor of her 18th birthday. What a way to forget yourself and live simply so others may simply live. Forgetting yourself is a noble thing to do. No matter what you plan and you do, thinking of the welfare of others gives you peace and happiness. Oh, and dont worry, I find time to look after myself, thank you to the many ex-deals from my clients in the consultancy business. On the other hand, I wish our benefactors and volunteers of typhoon Yolanda will continue to have strength and compassion to serve the victims and though you have to forget yourself and your family for the sake of others, God will always grant you serenity, peace and wisdom in all that you do for them. May your tribes increase and may you continue to inspire us with your goodness. Salute!

MERCADO ... from P. 4


transparency. It is not overseen. Ultimately it is accountable only to itself. Such an arrangement tends to nurture corruption. And it is commonly the fate of such regimes they will clean up their act only when forced to do so by their own dire prospects: when catastrophic failure begins to seem a distinct possibility. This, as Pope Francis now recognizes, seems to be the case with his Church. How will the Time selection play out in the Philippines? Cardinal Luis Tagle and most bishops will welcome the choice. But Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles? Typhoon Yolanda and other disasters could be the result of ungodly laws, such as the Reproductive Health (RH) Law, of course. Here the Lipa prelate accuses his own God of bringing super-typhoon Yolanda down on those helpless Catholics of Central Visayas, Mariano Patalinghug emailed from Yonkers, New York. This archbishop continues to obsess about contraception and probably also about abortion and gay marriage. I do not think that this archbishop knows that there is a new Pope. His name is Francis.

FR. ROY ... from P. 4


live together and can be united. Point 521 says: Christ enables us to live in him all that he himself lived, and he lives it in us. By his incarnation, he, the Son of God, has in a certain way united himself with each man. We are called only to become one with him, for he enables us as the members of his Body to share in what he lived for us in his flesh as our model. In short, Christ shows us the way of how to deal with whatever we experience in life, which he identifies with. We need to be aware of this truth of our faith and start to act and behave accordingly. We need to deal with Christ personally through prayer, reception of the sacraments, continuing study of our faith, etc. This is how we can put life and purpose, order and harmony, meaning and beauty into our daily patchwork. We need to spread this Good News and reassure everyone of its veracity as evidenced in the lives of saints through the ages. Our times, more complicated, subtle and challenging, need modern saints who know how to cope with the growing patchworks we need to deal everyday. Email roycimagala@gmail.com

In the time of Yoland

Cavite governor adopts Albuera town, and vice versa


BY JHAY GASPAR
ALBUERA, LEYTE - Cavite Governor Juanito Victor Jonvic C. Remulla Jr. visited the Municipality of Albuera on Tuesday, December 10, to personally distribute relief goods in the town, the second batch of relief goods from his end to arrive here. The initial consignment of goods from the province of Cavite was shipped last November 18. Subsequently, on December 10, Gov. Remulla personally handed-over his second shipment of goods which includes rice, medicines, clothing, slippers, sanitary kits and assorted goods to be distributed to 16 barangays in Albuera, Leyte. The Local Government Unit of Albuera, spearheaded by Municipal Mayor Ramon P. dela Cerna Jr., arranged a short thanksgiving program at the Municipal Hall lobby during the Governors visit on December 10 to express heartfelt gratitude to him for extending support in a form of goods. Albuera Vice-mayor Norman S. Mesina, in his welcome remarks, also revealed that the council passed a resolution on December 9 declaring Gov. Remulla as adopted son of the Municipality of Albuera, Leyte in due recognition for his aid and encouragement to the people of Albuera in this state of calamity and distress. Municipal Mayor dela Cerna, on his part, said that Its already about time to rebuild the economy and livelihood of the town especially now that Bantayan Island, the primary producer of poultry products in region 7 and 8, can no longer produce enough to suffice the demanded supply because they were also affected by Yolandas wrath. The participant crowd of the thanksgiving program, mostly barangay Chairmen of Albuera, chuckled when Mayor dela Cerna said in jest that Albuera is lucky to have adopted a Triple M: Magandang lalaki, Mabait at Mayaman. Gov. Remulla, as he spoke to the crowd, recalled how his province was also once struck by 12 hours raining by typhoon habagat which caused the water rose 10-meters deep. And with that, he feels bad about the Yolanda victims. Hindi naman talaga ako nagso-solicit. Its my first time to solicit help. At ginawa ko yan para sa Albuera. hindi po ako tatakbong senador he mockingly said. He explained that what the people needs now is not someone na magpapa-utang. Liderato at puso ang kailangan natin ngayon, kayang-kaya yan! he added. He also acknowledged the spirit of the Leyteos to easily get back on their feet in less time despite the fact that 95% of Albuera was badly shattered. pag-baba ko ng sa-

Lions Intl, local clubs po help Tacloban and Ormoc

Cavite governor Jonvic Remulla is presented a plaque of appreciation for his help to the town by Albuera Municipal Administrator Ma. Victoria Lyra P. dela Cerna. He was also presented a resolution adopting him as a son of Albuera. L-R: Vice Mayor Norman Mesina, Mayor Ramon dela Cerna, the governor, Ms. dela Cerna and Ms. Arlene Villar on the podium.

International past President Wayne Madden, International Director Micha Past Council Chairman Nelson Go, Immediate past District Governor M District Vice-governor Fredie Lim, Cebu 2nd District Vice-governor Junji Lim, District 31B1 (Bacolod) Governor Aracelie Regalao, Past District G Cabinet Secretary Stephen Yap, Cabinet treasurer Tony Lee, Area Deputy (Taacloban), Exequiel Sarcauga (Samar). THE LIONS Club International, after a courtesy call from Mayor Romualdez of Tacloban, dropped by at Ormoc City hours before their departure going back to Cebu last December 13. At the Sutuwaki private function hall, the stalwarts of the Lions International civic organization gathered for dinner, prior to departing for Cebu. They were going to Cebu for a meeting that would tackle further action plans to help victims of Yolanda, after assessing the extent of the damage they saw in their visit of Tacloban and Ormoc. DOLE Region 8 Director Excequiel Sargauca, also Lions Area Deputy Governor of Samar, dropped by to meet the team. The top brass of the Lions present that evening was Wayne Madden, immediate past President and Lions Club International Chairperson for humanitarian arm. Together with him were other officials from Manila, Cebu, and Negros headed by International Director Michael So and Chairman of State of Governors Council Em Ang. It was learned that the team put up temporary shelters in Tacloban City. They aim to establish a total of 250 tents in Tacloban, Cebu, Ormoc, Capiz and Panay area for calamity victims. These temporary tents are only symbolic to what we will offer. Later on, these (tents) will be replaced with permanent houses, said District Governor Eduardo Ventic. Gov. Ventic supervises District 301-B2 which covers Cebu, Ormoc, Samar and Leyte. The Lions also turnedover to Tacloban 224 pcs. of JerryCans, a water purifier that purifies up 20 liters of water at a time. The said JerryCans cost $50,000 sourced from the Lions Club International Fund chaired by Wayne Madden. 1.35 million Lions have raised over a million dollar to help the Lions in the Philippines help the

The governor meets with some residents of Albuera, telling them how his province was once also the victim of a big calamity. And below, in a souvenir shot with local officials, guests and LGU employees.

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sakyan, nakangiti lahat ng tao, ibig sabihin nyan nawala na ang kalahati ng unos, he said. Gov. Remulla vowed to send experts from Cavite State University this January 2014 to study the towns agricultural condition for its fast economic recovery; three tractors and tons of seeds to be planted will also be sent here. Straight from the province of Cavite, Gov. Remulla was accompanied by Atty. Gerry Serios, provincial legal officer; Jose Rozel Hernandez, Executive Assistant to the Govenor; Alvin Mojica, DSWD provincial coordinator; Atty. Hubert Gervacio, Chief of Staff; and Police Officer Po Esquievel, PNP provincial Director.

Other Leyte officials in attendance to honor the visiting Governor were Carmen L. Cari, Baybay City Mayor; Deogracias Pemitez, Baybay City Administrator; Ms. Ma. Victoria Lyra P. dela Cerna, Albuera Municipal Administrator; and Amelito Borneo, Baybay City SB Secretary. Remullas helping the town all started on November 13 when Ms. Arlene S. Villar, Municipal Accountant of Albuera, chatted in Facebook with her friend, a City Accountant of Cavite whom she met from the Philippine Association of Local Government Accountant (PHALGA), about the conditions of Albuera after Yolanda. Her friend said my

help is limited but our Governor might have something for you. Then, she coordinated with their Governor for that matter. It was on November 18 in the evening when Ms. Villar received a text message from the Governor saying We are preparing an economic recovery program for your town. We will keep in touch for the delivery of tractors and seeds. It is expected that the partnership will continue even after Yolandas upshot especially that Albuera (Leyte) have also become an adopted Municipality of the province of Cavite according to Gov. Remulla.

da: People helping people


Kiwanis of Geo-Ormoc turns over motor engines

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Immediate Past District Governor Danny Orbe for Leyte, Cebu and Bohol area (5th from left) turns over a motor engine to a fisherfolk. Beside is Lt. Salve Evangelista of the 802nd IB, also a Kiwanian and Dr. Rafael Lucero. SOBA project director Rocky Peteros is 4th from the left while the others are officers of the F. A. THE KIWANIS of Geo-Ormoc led by their past district governors Danny Orbe and Dr. Rafael Lucero turned over five engines to the Naungan Fishermens Organization (NAFO) on Saturday, December 14 which was facilitated by Rocky Peteros of the Save Ormoc Bay Aggrupation (SOBA). The turnover was held at the SOBAs office and received by the NAFO. Also present to witness the turnover was 802nd Brigage community relations officer Lt. Salve Evangelista, who represented PDG Marit Cabugon who reinvigorated the Kiwanis here. Danny Orbe said earlier in the week, they already had turned over 10 motorboat engines to the fishers association in Isabel, Leyte and are looking for another fishermens association to get the last 5 engines. Orbe explained that the motorboat engines were part of their livelihood program to rehabilitate vulnerable sectors badly hit by Yolanda. Aside from the 5.5 horsepower motorboat engines, they would also be giving the recipients bancas which could accommodate at least 80 kilos of fish aside from at least 8 fishermen who would go fishing as a group, and fishing gear to boot. Each package, he said, was worth around P 25,000 each. They also have chainsaws coming in which they envision would provide livelihood to upland barrios where a lot of coconut trees were felled. The motor engines, said Orbe, was donated by Art Supangan of the Kiwanis Club of Malabon Achievers. The bancas and complete fishing gears, on the other hand, are from Denmark. The bancas will be marked Danica/Denmark in acknowledgement of their donations. Orbe and Lucero said that right after the typhoon, they also did relief operations sourced from donations from Kiwanis Clubs worldwide. Among these are the Kiwanis International Foundation; Kiwanis of Vienna Austria and Kiwanis Club of Wien Europa; Kiwanis of Metro Tagbilaran; and Past District Governor Marit Cabugon.

ael So, State of Governors COuncil Chairman Em Ang, Manolo Lao, Past Council Chairman Rudy Sy, Cebu 1st ie Piamonte, Manila 2nd District Vice-governor Sandy Governor Ruth Chua, Past District Governor Val Tio, y Governors: Jay-R Arcuino (Ormoc), Bobby Montejo

n-devastated areas, adden. Their mission help improve the f those who are less ate, added the LCIF erson. mma Nabong, immepast president of the Host Lions and now al chairperson, told il that a week before isit in Tacloban, the has already reachedsome part of Brgy. rde, Naungan, Linao, a, OSCO, Ipil, Batuan gy. Don Felipe.

The Lions Club International, established on 1917, has 1.35 million members or 46,000 Clubs around the world. The Philippines has 9 districts, each managed by a Governor; district 301-B2 is under the supervision of Gov. Eduardo Ventic. Guided by the motto We Serve, Lions Club International is currently one of the largest international civic organizations in the world and has numerous accomplishments. By Jhay Gaspar

Chamber director Apple Anido-Alagon of Milagrina Restaurant takes time off to distribute nails to residents of Lake Danao to help them rebuild their homes. The distribution of nails is a relief project of the Ormoc Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. in partnership with the German funded AFOS.

Friends of Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and sister Karens barkadas help distribute relief packs and blankets to 500 residents at Brgy. Domonar.

Photo on top shows Wayne Madden with Lions stalwarts in Ormoc Teresa Chua and Emma Nabong. They were presented a bannerette as keepsake, as customary when a Lion from another place visits another area. Below, this reporter and Ms Emma Nabong (left) and right, the so-called JerryCans which purifies water.

Its never to early to teach young boys like Valiant Rama of the value of giving. Here, he gives blankets to around 700 recipients at Brgy. Mahayag, donations that his Tita Lucy got from friends.

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REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD LUNGSOD NG ORMOC EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD NG ORMOC HELD AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL, ORMOC CITY HALL BUILDING ON DECEMBER 5, 2013 PRESENT: Hon. Leo Carmelo L. Locsin, Jr. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer Hon. Rolando M. Villasencio, City Councilor, Majority Floor Leader Hon. Tomas R. Serafica, City Councilor, Asst. Majority Floor Leader Hon. Mario M. Rodriguez, City Councilor, Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore Hon. Ruben R. Capahi City Councilor, Asst. Minority Floor Leader Hon. Benjamin S. Pongos, Jr., City Councilor Hon. Antonio M. Codilla City Councilor Hon. Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas City Councilor Hon. Vincent L. Rama City Councilor Hon. Eusebio Gerardo S. Penserga, City Councilor Hon. Marina T. Placido, Ex- Officio City Councilor Chapter President, Liga ng mga Barangay ng Ormoc ABSENT: Hon. Nepomuceno P. Aparis I, (Deceased), City Councilor Minority Floor Leader PREFATORY STATEMENT PRESENTED to the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc for consideration is an Urgent indorsement dated November 28, 2013 from the Office of the City Mayor Edward C. Codilla, relative to the herein Lists of Employees who are qualified to receive the PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT INCENTIVE (PEI) pursuant to Budget Circular No. 2013 dated November 21, 2013. The incentive is set at P30,000.00 for each official and employee, subject to pro-rata as to the number of months in the service. The total amount of THIRTY FOUR MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND PESOS (P34,467,000.00) is needed for appropriation to cover said incentive broken down as follows: NO. OF AMOUNT EMPLOYEES Regular Employees 574 P17,067,000.00 Casual Employees 599 17,400,000.00 ------------------ TOTAL 1173 P34,467,000.00 The City Budget Officer issued a Certification dated November 28, 2013 , stating that funds amounting to THIRTY FOUR MILLION FOUR MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSND PESOS (P34,467,000.00), are available for the grant of the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) pursuant to Budget Circular No. 2013 3 dated November 21, 2013 which may be taken from the following sources to wit: Unappropriated Surplus, end of year 2012 P18,437,583.80 Personal Services Savings 16,029,416.20 TOTAL P34,467,000.00 The City Treasurer, through a Certificate of Availability of Funds dated November 28, 2013, certificate that the aforementioned request is available for the grant of the Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) pursuant to Budget Circular No. 2013-3 dated November 21, 2013 which may be taken from the Unppropriated Surplus, end of year 2012 and Personal Services Savings; The grant of PEI is in accordance with Executive Order (EO) No. 80 dated July 20, 2012 issued by His Excellency, President Benigno S. Aquino III, to motivate higher performance and greater accountability in the public sector and ensure the accomplishment of commitments and targets under the 5 Key Result Area laid down in EO No. 43 and in the Development Plan 2011-201; In support to E.O. No. 80, The Senate and House of the Representatives Joint Resolution NO. 4, Series of 2009 was also issued providing among others that incentives for government personnel shall include rewards for exceeding agency financial and operational performance targets, and to motivate employee efforts toward higher productivity; LGU employees may be granted the one-time PEI for FY 2013, at rates determined by the respective Sanggunian, depending on the LGU financial capability and subject to the Personnel Services limitation in the LGU Budget provided further that the conditions/ guidelines on the grant of the PEI under sub-item 5.2 of this circular shall be adhered to; However the LGU is enjoined to exercise prudence in the use of local funds. So, in determining the amount of the PEI, the Sanggunian shall ensure that the same is reasonable and that the expenditure will not, in any way, adversely affect the delivery of services to the public; Covered by Budget Circular No. 2013-3 are the civilian government employees, occupying regular, contractual, or casual positions; appointive or elective; rendering services on a full or part time basis as well as the contractual and casual personnel having an employee-employer relationship are those whose compensation are charged to the lump sum appropriation under Personnel Services; or those occupying positions in the DBM-approved contractual staffing pattern of the agencies; FOREGOING PREMISES CONSIDERED, on motion of the City Councilor Mario M. Rodriguez, Chairman, Committee on Finance and Appropriation, severally seconded by City Councilors Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas, Tomas R. Serafica, Antonio M. Codilla

NOTICES
and Rolando M. Villasencio; be it RESOLVED, to enact: APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013-05 (General Fund) AN ORDINANCE APPRORPIATING THE AMOUNT OF THIRTY FOUR MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND PESOS (P34,467,000.00) FOR THE GRANT OF THE PRODUCTIVITY ENHANCEMENT INCENTIVE (PEI) TO ORMOC CITY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES @ THIRTY THOUSAND PESOS (P30,000.00) EACH, SUBJECT TO PRO-RATA AS TO THE NUMBER OF MONTHS IN THE SERVICE, TO BE TAKEN FROM THE FROM THE FOLLOWING SOURCES TO WIT: UNAPPROPRIATED SURPLUS, END OF YEAR 2012 P18,437,583.80 PERSONAL SERVICES SAVINGS 16,029,416.20 TOTAL P34,467,000.00 BE IT ENACTED, by the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc, That; SECTION 1. 2013 GENERAL FUND SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET. The sum of THIRTY FOUR MILLION FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY SEVEN THOUSAND PESOS (P34,467,000.00) of the General Fund Supplemental Budget of Ormoc City is hereby appropriated for the productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) for FY 2013 for the officials and employees of LGU-Ormoc to be taken from the Unappropriated Surplus, End of Year 2012 and Personal Services Savings. SECTION 2. EFFECTIVITY. This Appropriation Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval subject however, to the compliance of the posting and publication requirements as provided in the Local Government Code of 1991. RESOLVED, FURTHER, that sufficient copies of this Appropriation Ordinance together with all supporting documents thereof be submitted to the Honorable Secretary, Department of Budget & Management, Manila, through the City Budget Officer of Ormoc, and the Regional Director, Department of Budget & Management, Tacloban City, for review purposes; ENACTED, DECEMBER 5, 2013. RESOLVED, FURTHERMORE, to furnish copies of this Appropriation Ordinance, one each to His Honor, the City Mayor Edward C. Codilla, the City Administrator, the City Treasurer, the City Budget Officer, the City Accountant, the City Auditor, the HRM Officer and other officer concerned; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Appropriation Ordinance No. 2013-05 which approved the General Fund Supplemental Budget of Ormoc City for CY 2013 was duly enacted by the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc in its regular session. (Sgd.) JOEL S. DUERO Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (Sgd.) ROLANDO M. VILLASENCIO City Councilor Majority Floor Leader (Sgd.) TOMAS R. SERAFICA City Councilor Asst. Majority Floor Leader (Sgd.) MARIO M. RODRIGUEZ City Councilor Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore (Sgd.) RUBEN R. CAPAHI City Councilor Asst. Minority Floor Leader (Sgd.) BENJAMIN S. PONGOS, JR. City Councilor (Sgd.) ANTONIO M. CODILLA City Councilor (Sgd.) PEDRO GODIARDO P. EBCAS City Councilor (Sgd.) VINCENT L. RAMA City Councilor (Sgd.) EUSEBIO GERARDO S. PENSERGA City Councilor (Sgd.) MARINA T. PLACIDO Ex-Officio City Councilor Chapter President Liga ng mga Barangay ng Ormoc ATTESTED: (Sgd.) LEO CARMELO L. LOCSIN, JR. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer APPROVED: (Sgd.) EDWARD C. CODILLA City Mayor EV Mail December 9-15, 2013 REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD LUNGSOD NG ORMOC EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD NG ORMOC HELD AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL, ORMOC CITY HALL BUILDING ON DECEMBER 5, 2013 PRESENT: Hon. Leo Carmelo L. Locsin, Jr. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer Hon. Rolando M. Villasencio, City Councilor, Majority Floor Leader Hon. Tomas R. Serafica, City Councilor, Asst. Majority Floor Leader Hon. Mario M. Rodriguez, City Councilor, Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore Hon. Ruben R. Capahi City Councilor, Asst. Minority Floor Leader Hon. Benjamin S. Pongos, Jr., City Councilor Hon. Antonio M. Codilla City Councilor Hon. Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas City Councilor Hon. Vincent L. Rama City Councilor Hon. Eusebio Gerardo S. Penserga, City Councilor Hon. Marina T. Placido, Ex- Officio City Councilor Chapter President, Liga ng mga Barangay ng Ormoc ABSENT: Hon. Nepomuceno P. Aparis I, (Deceased), City Councilor Minority Floor Leader PREFATORY STATEMENT PRESENTED to the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc for consideration is an Indorsement dated November 4, 2013 from the Office of the City Mayor relative to the request of Mr. Gabriel T. Raymundo, Market Supervisor IV, for a supplemental budget in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) intended for the Ormoc City Public Market Office for Fuel, Oil & Lubricant Expenses for the two (2) dump trucks to be utilized to transport garbage to the Sanitary Landfill at Brgy. Green Valley; The City Budget Officer issued a certification dated October 31, 2013 stating therein that sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00), is available from the Unappropriated Surplus, End of Year 2012, for Supplemental Appropriation of Fuel, Oil & Lubricant expense of Public Market, as requested by Mr. Gabriel T. Raymundo, Market Supervisor IV; The City Treasurer, through a Certificate of Availability of Funds dated November 4, 2013, certified that the aforementioned request is available from out of the Unappropriated Surplus, End of Year 2012, for Supplemental Appropriation of Fuel, Oil & Lubricant expense of same office, FOREGOING PREMISES CONSIDERED, on motion of City Councilor Mario M. Rodriguez, Chairman, Committee on Finance & Appropriation, jointly seconded by Ciy councilors Vincent L. Rama & Pedro Goriardo P. Ebcas; RESOLVED, to enact: APPROPRIATION ORDINANCE NO. 2013-06 (General Fund) AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING THE AMOUNT OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00) TO BE TAKEN FROM THE UNAPPROPRIATED SURPLUS, END OF YEAR 2012, TO SUPPLEMENT THE APPROPRIATION FOR FUEL, OIL AND LUBRICANT EXPENSE OF THE ORMOC CITY PUBLIC MARKET OFFICE. BE IT ENACTED, by the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc, That: SECTION 1. 2013 GENERAL FUND SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET. The sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P200,000.00), of the General Fund Supplemental Budget of Ormoc City is here by appropriated for the above mentioned request of the Ormoc City Public Market Office to be taken from the Unappropriated Surplus, End of Year 2012. SECTION 2, EFFECTIVITY. This Appropriation Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its approval subject however, to the compliance of the posting and publication requirements as provided in the Local Government Code of 1991. RESOLVED, FURTHER, that sufficient copies of this Appropriation Ordinance together with all supporting documents be submitted to the Honorable Secretary, Department of Budget & Management, Manila, through the City Budget Officer, to the Regional Director, Department of Budget & Management, Tacloban City, for review purposes. ENACTED, DECEMBER 5, 2013. RESOLVED, FURTHERMORE, to furnish copies of this Appropriation Ordinance, one each to His Honor, the City Mayor Edward C. Codilla, the City Administrator, the City Treasurer, the City Budget Officer, the City Accountant, the City Auditor, Mr. Gabriel T. Raymundo, Market Supervisor IV, and other offices concerned; CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. I HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing Appropriation Ordinance No. 2013-06 which approved the General Fund Supplemental Budget of Ormoc City for CY 2013 was duly enacted by the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc in its regular session. (Sgd.) JOEL S. DUERO Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod (Sgd.) ROLANDO M. VILLASENCIO City Councilor Majority Floor Leader (Sgd.) TOMAS R. SERAFICA City Councilor Asst. Majority Floor Leader (Sgd.) MARIO M. RODRIGUEZ City Councilor Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore (Sgd.) RUBEN R. CAPAHI City Councilor Asst. Minority Floor Leader (Sgd.) BENJAMIN S. PONGOS, JR. City Councilor (Sgd.) ANTONIO M. CODILLA City Councilor (Sgd.) PEDRO GODIARDO P. EBCAS City Councilor (Sgd.) VINCENT L. RAMA City Councilor (Sgd.) EUSEBIO GERARDO S. PENSERGA City Councilor (Sgd.) MARINA T. PLACIDO Ex-Officio City Councilor Chapter President Liga ng mga Barangay ng Ormoc ATTESTED: (Sgd.) LEO CARMELO L. LOCSIN, JR. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer APPROVED: (Sgd.) EDWARD C. CODILLA City Mayor EV Mail December 9-15, 2013

December 9-15, 2013

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUCTION

Main : Rizal St., Ormoc City Tel. # 5610775 Branch: Norkis Bldg., Burgos St., Ormoc City Tel. #5611398 Baybay Branch: R. Magsaysay Ave., Baybay City, Leyte Tel. # 5639171 Will conduct a public auction on DECEMBER 18, 2013 at 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for all unredeemed articles pawned in this establishment for the month of JULY, 2013, Patrons are requested to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT PAHIBALO Kining maong ahensiya magahimo ug subasta sa alas 8:00am hangtud 6:00 pm sa DISYEMBRE 18, 2013 sa mga pinerenda nga wala malukat sa buwan sa HULYO, 2013, Gihangyo ang mga suki sa pagsusi sa ilang mga resibo. TAGDUMALA

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-0004-2013 CCE-0026-2013 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1. Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that Adelfa P. Abenoja has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from ADELTA to ADELFA and correction of entry in the date of birth from SEPTEMBER 29, 1967 to SEPTEMBER 27, 1967 in the certificate of live birth of ADELFA P. ABENOJA at Hindang, Leyte and whose parents are FRANCISCO ABENOJA and REBECCA PASILLOS. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later that (Sgd.) DEXTER R. SARCON C/MCR Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Leyte Date of Publication: EV Mail Dec. 9-15, & 16-22, 2013 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A 10172/Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2001 (IRR on R.A. 9048) Notice is hereby served to the public that ILUMINADA Parido ROJAS has Filed with this office a petition for correction of entry on the day or month in the date of birth from 13 Nov. to 30 Nov. 1948 to the certificate of Iluminada Robles Parido at Calbayog City Samar and whose parents are Crispin R. Parido and Esperanza Robles bearing registry number 97-2445. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than ________. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail Dec. 9-15, & 16-22, 2013 rrr Republic of the Philippines Province of Samar Municipality of Sto. Nino OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Date: December 9, 2013 In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. No. 10172, notice is hereby serve to the public that ROJANIE BAJALLA AQUINO was filed with this Office a petition for correction of entry in SEX from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROJANIE BAJALLA AQUINO, who was born on August 17, 1979 at Brgy. Balat-guti, Sto. Nino, Samar, and whose parents are, DANILO AQUINO and PURITA BAJALLA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than__________. (Sgd.) SIMEON N. PARINGIT, JR. Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Dec. 9-15, & 16 22, 2013 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte Municipality of Hilongos NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Sec. 5 R.A. No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that GUNAMAE V. NARRA has filed with this office a Petition for Change of Gender from MALE to FEMALE who was born on JUNE 3, 1982 at Hilongos, Leyte and whose parents are FELIPE G. NARRA and ROSALIA A. VILLARUEL Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than fifteen (15) days after publication. (Sgd.) ERNESTO MA. FULACHE Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Dec. 9-15, & 16-22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte Municipality: Villaba PETITION CCE No. 42-2013 RA 10172 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH I, AURELIO M. ARSENAL, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Brgy. Hinabuyan, Villaba, Leyte, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1. I am the petitioner seeking correction of the clerical error in: My Certificate of Live Birth 2. I was born on 17 March 1973 at Villaba, Leyte, Philippines 3. The birth was recorded under registry number 129 4. The clerical error(s) to be corrected is (are) Item No. Description From To 6 Date of Birth (OCRG copy only March 14, 1973 March 17, 1973 5. the facts/ reasons for filing this petition are the following: To correct the erroneous entry of my birth date from March 14, 1973 to March 17, 1973 in my birth certificate (OCRG copy) to be consistent with the other record. 6.I submit the following documents to support this petition: a. Childs birth certificate (OCRG and LCRO copy) b. NBI, PNP and Brgy. Clearance and affidavit of no employment c. Baptismal cert. Form 137-E and affidavit of no medical records d. Marriage contract, COMELEC record and drivers license. 7. I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8. I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Villaba, Leyte in accordance with R.A. 9048/R.A. 10172 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) AURELIO M. ARSENAL Petitioner VERIFICATION I, AURELIO M. ARSENAL, the petitioners, hereby certify that the allegations, herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) AURELIO M. ARSENAL Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 4 December, 2013, in the city/ municipality of Villaba, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his community Tax Certificate No. 24112923 issued at Villaba, Leyte on October 03, 2013. (Sgd.) ENGR. MEDALIO V. PUNONG Aministering Officer Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Dec. 2-8, & 9-15, 2013

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to taste other brands. Other offices and organizations have likewise adopted the word get together. Vice Mayor Carmelo Locsin said that they would have a simple lunch and get together on December 23, a Monday. Using the word party, he said, sounded ostentatious. On Thursday, December 19, councilor Vincent Rama would propose an ordinance prohibiting the sale and use of firecrackers and pyrotechnics for fire safety and peace and order reasons. During a meeting with Vice-Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr and other councilors, Rama said most houses in the city lost their roofs and firecrackers landing on flimsy plastic covers and sheets could spell disaster. He added there is also the problem of wild stories about thieves and looters prowling in the barangays and a firecracker explosion can cause panic. For the past three weeks after Yolanda, typhoon affected areas especially those where power is not yet restored, have been reporting of incidents of strangers and thieves attempting to go inside their homes. Recently, the stories have veered to aswang and other mythical creatures of the dark,

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panicking residents. Rama, however, emphasized that the measure is only for the Yuletide season this 2013 and violators will be fined hefty penalties from P 3,000 to P 10,000 and/or jail terms for not less than 20 days, or both. the 2014 budget. Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr. said that the executive budget was submitted to them before Yolanda. However, the Liberal Party majority feels that it should be catered to a post-Yolanda scenario. There are expenses which we think are not necessary now. The budget must be geared towards helping the city get up on its feet, Locsin said. In a meeting over the budget on Wednesday, December 11, budget officer Elena Aviles, assistant city treasurer Delia Vilbar and city planning and development officer Raoul Cam expressed their qualms that catering the budget to a post-Yolanda scenario could delay its passage. Budget officer Aviles said that instead of redoing the budget, the council could instead opt to slash what it deemed were not necessary expenditures or put specific restrictions in the appropriation ordi-

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nance. She also said the council can only reduce the budget of a specific program or item but not increase it. Dr. Mario Rodriguez, chairman of finance and appropriation, said he would call for another meeting with department heads. The council has two more sessions yet to go before the year 2013 ends. Vice mayor Locsin said that the LP majority wants to do things right, which which includes the budget,

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prove that the bronze came from the electric transformers. Magdadaro explained that what the EC is now doing is to energize the backbone which are the main roads and highways. That is why, he added, homes with their own transformers along the highways are now energized. He said the coop is energizing areas on a transformer basis, so even those with common transformers nearby that were not damaged by Yolanda have been given power already. He said that as of this week, the electric cooperatives management are now working on a timetable to schedule certain areas for energization. He said people will know when their schedules are because their reconnection crew would be preceded by a bandilyo or public system announcements. When the houses for reconnection are certified ready for power, he said their house meters would be pulled out and replaced with new ones. In the process, he added, the consumers are expected to pay whatever arrears they have or what they owe to the EC for their billing period up to November 8, the day Yolanda ravaged Ormoc. We need funds, he said, that is why they had to collect whatever is due them before the typhoon struck.

MIRACULOUS INVOCATION TO SAINT THERESE O glorious Saint Therese, whom Almighty God has raised up to aid and counsel mankind, I invite your Miraculous Intercession. So powerful are you obtaining every need of body and soul, Our Holy Mother Church proclaims you a Prodigy of Miracles. Now fervently beseech you to answer my petition: (Mention here) and to carry out your promise of doing good on Earth of letting fall from Heaven a Shower of Roses. Henceforth, dear Little Flower, I will fulfill your plea to be made known everywhere and I will never cease to lead others to Jesus through you. Amen. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they see God. (Say prayer every day for 9 days. By 4th day, ask for a sign if prayer is to be answered. Between 4th and 9th day, you will see a rose in a magazine, TV picture or receive roses. You can also get a strong scent of roses in your name even if no roses present. Must promise publication (Thank you)

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City Regidor A. Molon at P 16,000.00 each. Molon, in his resolution, said the accused individually and collectively conceived the idea of inflicting acts of hate and of revenge towards duly elected Officials and other Public Officials and Employees and against the property of the City of Baybay amounting to an estimated P 1.5-million. The complaint is now filed at the regional trial court here. RTC executive judge Carlos Arguelles issued the warrants of arrest against the 17 accused. The arrests are the aftermath of a complaint of Sedition filed against the accused by Baybay City Mayor Carmen L. Cari herself after Galenzogas supporters violently mobbed the city hall on the afternoon of June 30. The mob just had come from a mass at the nearby parish church when, in passing through the City Hall, things turned ugly. Vivid on the CCTV and video footages that Mayor Cari submitted as evidences were the actions of the accused in inciting political supporters to stone and mob the City Hall and the Legislative Building. A newly purchased police was overturned and destroyed. Baybay city officials have not touched the overturned police car as a reminder to Baybayanons of that day of infamy, as Mayor Cari dubbed it. Mayor Cari, in an interview after the incident, said she cannot fathom how people who claim to love Baybay can do this to do acts of violence to the city.

NOVENA PRAYER TO ST. JUDE O, Holy St. Jude the Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue rich in m i r a c l e s , n e a r, kinsman to Jesus Christ, faithful intercession of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heath. And humbly beg great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present and most urgent petition (make your request ). In return, I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked, St. Jude, pray for us, and all who invoke thy aid Amen. Pray this 9 times a day for 9 consecutive days. On the 8th day your prayers will be answered, for this prayer has never been known to fail. Do not forget to publish this after your wish has been granted.

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO O great St. Joseph of Cupertino, who by your prayers did obtain from God the Grace to be asked in your examinations only question you know, obtain for me a like favor, that I may succeed in (mention your exam), for which I am preparing to take. In return I promise to make your name known and caused it to be invoked. AMEN. O St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for me, (3x) O Holy Ghost, enlighten me, Our Lady of Good Studies, pray for me Sacred Heart of Jesus, Seal of Divine Wisdom, enlighten me. This powerful prayer is very effective in examinations. It has to be said before appearing in the examination. Remember, when you succeed in the exams then you should thank St. Joseph of Cupertino in the newspaper.

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Technical Working Committee (TWC) tasked at supervising the construction of the building was headed by Engr. Raoul Cam, city planning and development officer. Honestly, I dont have any idea why the approved structural plans was not followed in this particular instance or who decided to omit the construction of the six (6) corbels as this was not referred to me for evaluation/comments prior to its revision and eventual implementation., Santos said. Santos adds that the costly collapse of the hospitals main entrance is not due to a faulty structural design but rather on the improper implementation of the approved plans. Yolanda happened on a Friday. On the Monday before it happened, city councilors inspected various government projects which were ballyhooed as overly expensive. I was present during the inspection of the city plaza. Representatives from the city engineering office, including city engineer Ranie Oliveros, explained the technical specs of the project. One thing I remembered is that the swing just fronting the now renamed Twin Terraces reportedly costed P 66,000.00. The stairs at the Veterans Memorial was more than P 700,000.00. There was even a comment from councilor Vince Rama that the design of the swing and monkey bars was unsafe as it had concrete flooring. I remember a city engineer saying they could not change that because it was designed as such. While the councilors present were careful not to release any conclusive statements about their inspection, what was definitive is that the design of city plaza was revised from its original plan that most of the expenditures went to those that cannot be seen by the naked eye. And they cannot change the design of the floors on the swings and monkey bars? I often wondered that Yolandas intervention has somewhat muddled the probe on government infra. Now, Engr. Raoul Santoss letter surfaces. He is very clear and concise in what he is saying. And we must remember, our previous mayor and the current one are not only brothers, but they are engineers by profession, too. What Santos is saying is not lost on them. Now, who cut corners here or rather, who cut the cost on constructing the six corbels? The contractor? Why? And why was this allowed to happen in the first place? COA has been furnished a copy of the letter. What will be its next course of action? Thats the structural engineer now opening his mouth. And thats Ormoc taxpayers money that has been toyed with.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 12, Ormoc City CASE NO. R-ORM-13-00065-SP IN THE MATTER FOR CHANGE/CORRECTION OF NAME OF MIRIAM VEYRA, ALSO KNOWN AS MIRIAM VEYRA, ALSO KNOWN AS MIRIAM ARINO CARILLO or MER or YAN CARILLO, MIRIAM VEYRA, Petitioner, -versusTHE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO), THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF MERIDA LEYTE, Respondent x--------------------------------x ORDER Filed is a verified petition for the correction of entry recorded in the Certificate of Live Birth of MIRIAM VEYRA, by petitioner through counsel praying that after due notice, publication and hearing in accordance with the Rules of Court, this Honorable Court orders and directs to cause the change/correction in the CERTIFICATE of LIVE BIRTH of the petitioner be changed from VEYRA to ARINO at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Merida, Leyte and at the Office of the Civil Registrar General of the National Statistics Office. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing thereof on January 24, 2014 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 and be posted at the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall and of this court before the scheduled date of hearing. Further, let a copy thereof be furnished the Local Civil Registrar of Merida, Leyte, the Solicitor General, Manila, the Provincial Prosecutor, Ormoc City for their information and appropriate action. SOORDERED. In Chambers, Ormoc City, Philippines, September 27, 2013. (Sgd.) CLINTON C. NUEVO Presiding Judge CCN/jgsjr Copy furnished: Office of the Solicitor General 134 Amorsolo Street Legaspi Village, Makati City Provincial Prosecution Office Hall of Justice, Ormoc City Local Civil Registrar Office of the Local Civil Registrar Merida, Leyte Miriam Veyra/Arino Carillo San Joaquin Street Ormoc City Civil Registrar General National Statistics Office, Sta, Mesa, Manila Atty. Adelito M. Solibaga, Jr. SOLIBAGA LAW OFFICE, Pro Deo Et Patria Bldg. J. Navarro St., Ormoc City EV Mail Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2013 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Regional Branch 35, Ormoc City CASE NO. R-ORM-13-00073-SP IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY, REDEN S. CAPAROSO, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR, MATAG-OB, LEYTE, Respondent. x--------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed by the herein petitioner thru counsel Atty. Herbert Renomeron of the Public Attorneys Office, to render judgment after due notice, publication and hearing in accordance with the Rules of Court that the fact of legitimation in petitioners Records of Birth both in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Matag-ob, Leyte and in the National Statistics Office and the Affidavit of Legitimation filed and registered in the said Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Matag-ob, Leyte be cancelled. WHEREAS, this petition is hereby set for hearing on JANUARY 27, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning, at which date, time and place all persons interested may appear and show cause if any, why the prayer in the petition should not be granted. WHEREAS, a copy of this Order shall be published in three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation at the expense of the petitioner and shall be posted in three (3) conspicuous places in the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall, the Public Market and of this Court. In chambers, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, Philippines, 24 October 2013. (Sgd.) GIRLIE M. BORREL YU Presiding Judge Cc: Public Attorneys Office Reden S. Caparoso The Solicitor General The Local Civil Registrar Provincial Prosecution Office GMBY: Fn.:correction.entry.order EV Mail Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF EJF No. R-ORM-13-00018-FC For: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE under Act 3135 METRO ORMOC COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCCI), Mortgagee, -versus-ANELIA S. RIVAS, Mortgagor. x-------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Metro Ormoc Community Cooperative (OCCCI), Ormoc City against Anelia S. Rivas to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of May 10, 2013 amounts to One Hundred Six Thousand Ten Pesos Only (P106,010.00), including interest and penalties but excluding attorneys fees, sheriffs fees and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on January 8, 2014 at 4:00 oclock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Ormoc City to the highest bidder, for cash or managers check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all the improvements located therein, to wit: TAX DECLARATON NO. 05-29012-00433 Office of the Municipal Assessor of Merida, Leyte A parcel of land designated as Cadastral Lot No. 1885-Part located at Brgy. Libjo, Merida, Leyte; bounded on the North by Lot 1888-S-P; on the East by Lot No. 1885-P; on the South by Lot No. 1885-P and on the West by Lot 1885-P; assessed as a residential lot containing an area of Three Hundred (300) square meters. Registered in the name of Lerma M. Serato, a resident of Brgy. Libjo, Merida, Leyte. 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, shall be held on Jan. 15, 2014 without further notice. (Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR. Sheriff IV EV Mail Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2013 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 35, Ormoc City CASE NO. R-ORM-13-00072-SP IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY, RODEN S. CAPAROSO, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR, MATAG-OB, LEYTE, Respondent. x-----------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed by the herein petitioner thru counsel Atty, Herbert Renomeron of the Public Attorneys Office to render judgment after due notice, publication and hearing in accordance with the Rules of Court that the fact of legitimation in petitioners Records of Birth both in the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Matag-ob, Leyte and in the National Statistics Office and the Affidavit of Legitimation filed and registered in the said Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Matag-ob, Leyte be cancelled. WHEREAS, this petition is hereby set for hearing on JANUARY 27, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning at which date, time and place all persons interested may appear and show cause if any, why the prayer in the petition should not be granted. WHEREAS, a copy of this Order shall be published in three (3) a consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation at the expense of the petitioner and shall be posted in three (3) conspicuous places in the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall, the Public Market and of this Court. SO ORDERED. In chambers, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, Philippines, 24 October 2013. (Sgd.)GIRLIE M. BORREL-YU Presiding Judge Cc: Public Attorneys Office Roden S. Caparoso The Solicitor General The Local Civil Registrar, Matag-ob, Leyte Provincial Prosecution Office National Statistics Office GMBY: Fn.:correction.entry.order EV Mail Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2013
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-0005-2013 CCE-0022-2013 Date: October 29, 2013 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby served to the public that DANILO DEGAMON YANOLA has filed with this Office, a petition for change of first name from DANIELO to DANILO and correction of entry in the date of birth from APRIL 9, 1974 to APRIL 10, 1974 in the certificate of live birth of DANILO DEGAMON YANOLA at Hindang, Leyte and whose parents are APOLINARIO JR. D. YANOLA and BIENVENIDA D. DEGAMON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later that ______. (Sgd.) DEXTER R. SARCON Municipal Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: EASTERN VISAYAS MAIL Place of Publication: Hindang, Leyte Date of Publication: EV Mail Dec. 2-8, & 9-15, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Regional Trial Court 8th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Ormoc City EJF NO. R-ORM-13-00019-FC FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Petitioner-Mortgagee, -versusSPOUSES IRENE AND RICARDO NOYA, Respondents-Mortgagors. x-------------------------x AMENDED NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES with office address at Land Bank Plaza, Malate, Manila, against SPS. IRENE AND RICARDO NOYA of Purok 5, Brgy. Linao, Ormoc City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of September 11, 2013 amounts to ONE MILLION EIGHTY SEVEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FORTY SIX PESOS & 29/100 (P1,087,146.29), charges, attorneys fees, etc. but excluding expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on JANUARY 16, 2014, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 35, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, to the highest bidder, for CASH o Managers check and in the Philippine Currency, the following property/s with all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. t-42769 A parcel of land certain Lot No. 2 of the consolidated sub-division plan, Psd-08-000721-D, being a portion of Lots 6106 & 6098 Ormoc Cadatre, situated in the Brgy. Of Liloan, City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NW, points 1-2 by Lot 19; on the NE along line 2-3 by Lot 1; SE, along line 3-4 by Lot 19; and on SW along line 4-1 by Logt3 xxx containing an area of ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED FOURTEEN (1,414) square meters, more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on January 20, 2014. Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, December 5, 2013. (Sgd.) VIRGILIO D. LENTEJAS, JR. SHERIFF IV NOTE: The scheduled auction on November 28, 2013 was cancelled due to the devastation brought by Typhoon Yolanda to the City of Ormoc. MTROVDL153 EV Mail Dec. 2-8, 9-15, & 16-22, 2013
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Leyte City/Municipality: Albuera Petition No. CFN -0003-2013 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME I, LUCHIE G. REDUCTO, of legal age, married, Filipino, and a resident of Seguinon, Albuera, Leyte after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of the first name in: a) My Certificate of Live Birth 2) I was born on August 24, 1971 at Seguinon, Albuera, Leyte 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 417 4) The first name to be change is from CEFERINA LUCHIE to LUCHIE 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) I have habitually and continuously used LUCHIE and I publicly known in the community with that first name; 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) O.R. & comm. Taxe cert. b) Police & NBI clearances c) Voters reg. record & employers cert. d) Birth cert. (NSO & LCRO) e) Marriage cert. & birth certificates (children) f) IDs (SSS, PhilHealth & company ID g) Clippings & affidavit of publication 7) I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8) Have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasi-judicial body. 9) I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Albuera, Leyte, in Accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and is Implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd) LUCHIE G. REDUCTO Petitioner VERIFICATION I, LUCHIE G. REDUCTO, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) Luchie G. Reducto Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 23rd day of October 2013 in the Municipality of Albuera, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 11348165 issued at Albuera, Leyte on 01/24/13 (Sgd.) MARIA LUISA V. GRANADA Administering Officer EV Mail Dec. 2-8, & 9-15, 2013 Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Matag-ob Petition No. CCE-028-2013/R.A. 10172 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH I, NIKKI OMPOD OLORVIDA, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of San Vicente, Matag-ob, Leyte, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with the law, hereby declare that: 1. I am petitioner seeking correction of the clerical error in: a. My Certificate of Live Birth 2. I was born on December 22, 1997 at San Vicente, Matag-ob Leyte, Philippines 3. The birth was record under registry number 99-595 4. The clerical error(s) to be corrected is (are): ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION FROM TO 1.a Childs Gender/Sex MALE FEMALE 5. The facts/reasons for filing this petition are the following: Since my childhood I usually used my GENDER/SEX as FEMALE & not MALE appears in my Birth Certificate. I therefore pray that my GENDER/ SEX to be corrected to FEMALE within the meaning of R.A. 10172. 6.I submit the following documents to support this petition: a.) ULTRA SOUND b.) BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF THE PETITIONER c.)MEDICAL CERTIFICATE d.) EARLIEST SCHOOL RECORD e.) NBI 7. I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippines Consulate. 8.) I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Matag-ob, Leyte in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) NIKKI OMPOD OLORVIDA Petitioner VERIFICATION I, NIKKI OMPOD OLORVIDA, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are True and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) NIKKI OMPOD OLORVIDA Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 29th day of OCTOBER, 2013 in the City/Municipality of Matag-ob, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 11369922 issued at Matag-ob, Leyte on October 18, 2013 (Sgd.) ENGR. AGUSTIN D. PEDRANO, JR. Administering Officer EV MailDec. 2-8, & 9-15, 2013

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 35, Ormoc City CASE NO. R-ORM-13-00069-SP IN RE: PETITION FOR CANCELLATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF RAFAEL L. TABON AT THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ISABEL, LEYTE & THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE, WITH REGISTRY NO. 96-751 AND FOR THE CORRECTION OF PETITIONERS LAST NAME, FATHERS SURNAME, MIDDLE NAME AND MIDDLE INITIAL AND PARENTS DATE & PLACE OF MARRIAGE IN HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE FROM THE ORMOC CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR & NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE AND FOR HIS LEGITIMATION BY REASON OF HIS PARENTS SUBSEQUENT MARRIAGE, RAFAEL LAURITO TABON, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ISABEL, LEYTE AND THE CITY CIVIL REGISTRAR OF ORMOC CITY, LEYTE, Respondent. x-----------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed by the herein petitioner thru counsel Atty. Melinda C. Domael, to render judgment after due notice, publication and hearing, and to render judgment in favor of petitioner by ordering the Local Civil Registrar of Isabel, Leyte and the National Statistics Office to: 1) Cancel the Birth Certificate and/or record or Rafael Laurito Tabon with Registry No. 96-751, 2) Uphold the birth certificate of petitioner with Registry No. 9600406 of the City Civil Registrar of Ormoc City and to order this office and the National Statistics Office to change and/or correct some entries in this Birth Certificate to wit: CHILDS FULL NAME RAFAEL LAURITO TABON FATHERS FULL NAME- HENRY ALFEREZ ORDANEZA DATE AND PLACE OF JUNE 18, 1996, PARENTS MARRIAGE ISABEL, LEYTE MOTHERS FULL MAIDEN- WILMA LAURITO TABON NAME 3) To declare the petitioner as having been legitimated by reason of his parents subsequent marriage. All other relief and remedies just and equitable under the law are likewise prayed for. WHEREAS, this petition is hereby set for hearing on JANUARY 23, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning, at which date, time and place all persons interested may appear and show case is any, why the prayer in the petition should not be granted. WHEREAS, a copy of this Order shall be published in three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation at the expense of the petitioner and shall be posted in three (3) conspicuous places in the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall, the Public Market and of this Court SO ORDERED. In chambers, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, Philippines, 23 OCTOBER, 2013 (Sgd.) GIRLIE M. BORREL-YU Presiding Judge Cc: Atty. Melinda Domael Local Civil Registrar, Isabel, Leyte City CivilRegistrar, Ormoc City National Statistics Office Office of the Solicitor General Office of the Asst. Provincial Prosecutor Rafael Laurito Tabon GMBY: Fn.:correction@entry.order EV Mail Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2013
Deed of Extra-Judicial Declaration of Heirs NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late FELIX VELOSO re parcels of residential land situated at Veloso St., Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog, City Samar, containing an area of 540 sq. m., under TD No. 99-01020-01991 ; and residential land situated at Zamora Sts., Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog City, containing an area of 682 sq.m. under TD No. 00-01020-00983 were declared among his heirs per Doc. No. 293; Page No. 60; Book No. XIX; Series of 2011 of Notary Public AILEEN R. MAGLANA. EV Mail Nov. 25- Dec. 1, 2-8, & 9-15, 2013 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the property of the late VICENTA T. LAUREL re an agricultural land designated as Lot No. 5619-C, situated at Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog City, containing an area of 2000 sq.m. covered by TD No. 99-01020 01695, was settled among her heirs and sold in favor of LOURDES N. AVELINO per Doc. No. 63; Page No. 14; Book No. I; Series of 2013 of Notary Public MA. CARMENCITA P. BAUTISTA. EV Mail Nov. 25- Dec. 1, 2-8, & 9-15, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement with Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the property of the late ILDEFONSO SUMAGANG re a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Tinambacan Sur, Tinambacan District, Calbayog City, designated as Lot No. 6905, with an area of 2,500 sq. m. under TD No. 99-03002-00718, was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of WEST SAMAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC. represented by IRENE G. SIOPONGCO per Doc. No. 5476; Page No. 1096; Book No. XI; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Ernesto l. Penaflor. EV Mail Nov. 25- Dec. 1, 2-8, & 9-15, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late VICTORIA R. LABIDES and VICTORIANO LABIDES re a parcel of land covered by TD No. 14029 00209 R13 and OCT No. P-33808, situated in Barangay Owak Hilongos, Leyte Designated as Lot No. 493, with an area of 6,304 sq. m. was settled among their heirs and 1,825 sq. m. sold in favor of VILMA N. BORELA,DARWIN N. NINEZ, RIZZA N. NINEZ, JAMES N. NINEZ, LESTER N. NINEZ and JOMAR N. NINEZ per Doc. No. 356; Page No. 73; Book No. VIII Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ma. Lourdes Madula-Vilbar. EV Mail Dec. 2-8, 9-15, & 16-22, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late JOSE A. MALOLOYON, JR. re One-Half (1/2) portion of a parcel of land with a residential building, located at Barangay Cogon, Ormoc City, covered by TCT No. 43986, was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 53; Page No. 12; Book No. XLV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Conrad P. Conopio. EV Mail Dec. 2-8, 9-15, & 16-22, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late VICENTA GAYO HATAMOSA re a parcel of land designated as Lot 7758-B-5, Psd-08-015180, situated in Barangay Catayum, Ormoc City, containing an area of 2,266 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 38321 was settled among her heirs per Doc. No. 294; Page No. 59; Book No. CXLIV; Series of 2010 of Notary Public Nepomuceno P. Aparis I. EV Mail Dec. 9-15, 16- 22, & 23- 29, 2013 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late DOMINGA M. EJADA had left an account with BDO Unibank, Inc. Ormoc Branch under Account No. 004910102771 was settled and quitclaimed unto herself by MARILYN E. ESPINOSA per Doc. No. 302; Page No. 61; Book No. XXVIII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ari G. Larrazabal. EV Mail Dec. 9-15, 16-22, & 23- 29, 2013

Extrajudicial Settlement with Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late JUAN ANORA re a parcel of agricultural land designated as Lot No. 3671, situated in Brgy. Bung-aw, Hilongos, Leyte, under TD No. 05-14010-00065, with an area of 4,506.65 sq. m. was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of GUADALUPE LAWAS FRISCH per Doc. No. 261; Page No. 53; Book No. XXX; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Jose Nilo Marquez Reoma. EV Mail Dec. 2-8, 9-15, & 16-22, 2013

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