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DECEMBER 16-22, 2013

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BIR exec, Ormoc Chamber dialogue over penalties

Cops nab budding extortionist
ORMOC CITY Cops here entrapped a budding extortionist on the afternoon of Friday, December 20, after his would-be victim asked for police assistance. Unfortunately, he chose the brother-in-law of police general Dindo Espina as his victim. The extortionist was asking P 20,000 from Victor Espina, brother of Marydi, the police generals wife. The suspect was identified as Roberto Aguilar y Mantilla, 45, single and a native of Brgy. Hawaiian, Esperanza, Agusan

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ORMOC CITY The Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Ormoc Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. had a dialogue late afternoon of Wednesday, December 18, to thresh out issues that arose from the agencys imposing penalties on late payments last November. Present to attend the dialogue despite short notice from Revenue District Officer Atty. Eduardo Obero were Ormoc Chamber president Iigo Larrazabal and some board members; Roger Uy, president of the Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce in Ormoc City together with former president Manuel Apao Pascual. The parties discussed the contents of a resolution by the Ormoc Chamber appealing for the suspension of the imposition of the penalties on late filing of taxes and if possible, to suspend other revenue collection activities like tax mapping for the next six months. As for the imposition of penalties, the parties zeroed in on the time right after Yolanda struck the city, crippling practically all businesses and causing the late payments of taxes. The chamber, in its resolution, expressed dismay on the imposition of penalties of those who paid late that month. Penalties were imposed on some taxpayers who filed after November 20, the deadline for monthly VAT remittances, despite being made to understand that they had until November 30 to do so. The imposition of the





Photo above shows Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr. distributing some 1,500 relief packs to teachers of Ormoc City on Friday, December 20. The eco-bags donated by SM were filled with assorted canned goods, Del Monte Pineapple Chunks, biscuits, including a water container for the schools. The goods were donated by various sponsors through the vice-mayors family. At right, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Mayor Antonio Martinez of Merida, Leyte pose with some newly elected barangay officials in the town. The picture was taken during the oathtaking ceremonies of the barangay officials held after the elections, with Rep. Gomez administering the oath.




Corro is Liga ng Barangay president
FORMER CITY councilor Atty. Mariano Corro is now the new Liga ng Barangay president. He was elected on Wednesday, December 18, in a DILG supervised elections held at the ABC building at the Government Center. Corros vice-president is another former councilor, Lea Doris Villar, who was also a Liga ng Barangay President. The new board of directors are Pedro Pepito, Nestor Pepito, Alvin Racaza, Roble, Sanchez, Melgazo and Jaballa.


December 16-22, 2013

Homeless at Brgy. Concepcion to get bunkhouses constructed by the DPWH

ORMOC CITY - This Christmas Season, some 2,856 displaced families in the Yolanda stricken areas of Eastern Visayas will have their new dwellings. 16 units of these bunkhouses is at Brgy. Concepcion, this city. Department of Public Works and Highways regional director Rolando Asis said the DPWH workers are fast tracking the completion of some 119 bunkhouses each comprising of 24 units of dwellings for a total of 2,856 units for 2,856 families on or before December 22, 2013. Director Asis said the construction of these bunkhouses in 29 different sites is closely being supervised by DPWH Regional Directors and District Engineers from the Regions 4A, 4B, 5, 10, 11, 13 and National Capital Region, given special assignment by Secretary Singson to assist DPWH Region 8 in the emergency works in the devastated areas of Eastern Visayas. Hopefully, more will be completed in time for the New Year, Director Asis said saying that the construction of 142 bunkhouse units which will serve as temporary shelter of some 3,336 Typhoon Yolanda affected families in Eastern Visayas are on a fast- track mode. Immediately after completion, DPWH will turnover these bunkhouses to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) for distribution to beneficiaries. Targetted for completion by December 15 are the following bunkhouses in Eastern Samar : 16 units at nine (9) sites in Guiuan; 11 units located in Barangays 4, Batang, Carmen, and Padang in Hernani; five (5) units located in Barangays Paya, Biga and Parena all in Giporlos; one (1) unit in Barangay Busay, Mercedes; four (4) units in Balangkayan; four (4) units in Quinapondan; one (1) unit in Maydolong; two (2) units in Barangay Sabang Suribao, Borongan; two (2) units in Lawaan; three (3) units in Salcedo; and two (2) units in Balangiga. Moreover, 16 units in Barangay Concepcion, Ormoc City are also targeted to be completed by December 15, 2013. About 22 bunkhouse units being constructed at Motocross Area along Daang Maharlika (Caibaan) and one (1) unit at NHA/Sagkahan Bliss in Tacloban City are scheduled for completion by December 20, 2013. In various stages of construction are 17 units at Government Center in Baras, Palo, Leyte; and five (5) units at Basey First Housing Area in Sitio Bangon (CanManila) and four (4) units in Barangay Amambucale, Marabut both in the Province of Samar. These are programmed for completion by December 20, 2013, while three (3) units in Barangay Abucay, Tacloban City will be completed by December 22, 2013. Site development and construction activities in 29 different sites are hampered by the sporadic heavy rains being experienced in area, it was learned. Private contractors tapped by DPWH have committed to work double time during good weather to facilitate the completion of these bunkhouses. PIA

DBP, LandBank okays LGU employees moratorium

CITY DADS here have a bit of good news to Ormoc government employees. City councilor Atty. Bennet Pongos, in their pre-session caucus this Thursday, December 19, said that the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) had approved the request of the City of Ormoc Government Employees Association (COGEA) for a 6-month moratorium on their loans from the entity. A week before, LandBank representatives also told the council that their management has approved the same request, albeit only for three months. However, they are not sure when the moratorium would take effect as there was no instructions yet on how their computerized system would deal with it. The employees salary loans are automatically deductible from their salaries, it was learned. Councilor Pongos said the recent news from DBP was relayed to him by the manager herself. He told the SP secretariat to inform the city accounting office so that they could get a copy of the approved moratorium and make arrangements on how to go about it. A week after Yolanda, officers of the COGEA asked the city council to pass a resolution asking DBP and Landbank for a 6-month moratorium on their loan amortizations.

Wife batterer detained

ORMOC CITY A wife batterer was detained at the Ormoc City Police Station I here after his wife reported to the police that she was beaten and trampled on by her husband when he came home drunk last December 18 in the evening, at around 10:00. Rubilyn, the wife, reported the battering incident to the police which immediately picked up the drunk husband Francisco and detained him at the station. The next day, at the police station, the EV Mail chanced upon Rubilyn who had blue-black bruises evident on her face. However, when asked if she would pursue a VAWC complaint against Francisco, she just gestured she would not. PO2 Christopher Estrella, desk officer, said that according to their investigation, the husband came home drunk and got angry when Rubilyn asked for some money. However, Francisco denies he was drunk and even turned the table on his wife, saying it was she who got drunk attending the birthday party of a neighbor. The policeman, however, said that they can only pursue a case against Francisco if Rubilyn files. Apparently, she was not interested to. By Paul Libres

UPLB frat, Red Cross throws a party for Ormoc kids

THE GRAND Order of the Eagles, a fraternity based at UP Los Baos and the Red Cross-UPLB, in coordination with the Philippine Red Cross-Ormoc chapter, threw a Christmas Party to an estimated 200 children at the Church of Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 21. Mrs. Rubie Gernale, PRC-Ormoc administrator, said this was the fraternitys humanitarian mission for Yolanda victims, especially the children whom they wanted to treat to a nice Christmas despite circumstances. Aside from the party which the kids enjoyed, the local Red Cross Youth here kept them entertained with various spiels. The fraternity also distributed toys to the children when the party broke up. Also present to enjoy the day, a welcome respite from the hectic humanitarian

missions that the PRC here is spearheading, were representatives of various Red Cross mission groups from Europe. Some local board members were also present like Atty. Felilina Oliver, Marina Dales and Carlson Chu.

December 16-22, 2013

BIR ... from P. 1
penalties created a buzz in the business community. Luckily for the others, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez intervened for the beleaguered taxpayers and got the commitment of BIR Commissioner Kim Henares to just let taxpayers pay the basic taxes and that their office would be considerate. This was on November 26 and in between, some taxpayers were already penalized. Otero himself, in a letter to the Ormoc Chamber, says that as early as the first week after typhoon Yolanda, the Regional Office thru our Regional Director Atty. Diosdado R. Mendoza, received instruction from the National Office to accept payment of taxes of whatever types without the penalties being paid. This is why, he was surprised why Larrazabal was complaining in behalf

of the membership of the Ormoc Chamber. He adds that our receipt issued to all taxpaying public who have paid their tax obligation beyond the due dates have been stamped only basic tax paid, in compliance with the order of our superiors. After which he asked Larrazabal to furnish his office a list of the taxpayers who have been imposed penalties to be properly informed. In an earlier meeting that day of the dialogue, Larrazabal had the chance to show RDO Otero a tax payment imposed penalty and surcharge. He said it was only one of many that the chamber was able to gather. Atty. Otero, however, said he has reason to believe that the taxpayers who were penalized were those who paid at the bank. This was after he saw that Larrazabals proof was remitted over Landbank. In his letter, Otero attached a letter by district collection supervisor Adelfa C. Sia denying they ever imposed penalties on late payments in November. Manuel Pascual, on the other hand, offered to help Otero explain why the tax payment made at the bank had penalties. He said some taxpayers avoid lining up at the BIR and pay directly to the bank and there, have their penalties computed and paid. Larrazabal, on the other hand, has also sent a formal reply to Oteros letter to him regarding the chamber resolution. In the said letter, he clarifies that he nor the chamber were not complaining and that what was being appealed of was a period of breathing room.

Homeless at Brgy. Concepcion to get DPWH-constructed bunkhouses

ORMOC CITY - Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have completed their recovery assistance mission in the Philippines and will return to Australia later this week. The ADF recovery mission to areas severely affected by Super Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) officially ended on December 16 at a ceremony here attended by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs officers, Australian Army officers and local officials led by Mayor Edward C. Codilla Commander of the ADF Joint Task Force, Lieutenant Colonel Rod Lang, said the Australian Defence Force was proud of its contribution. Over the past month the ADF has moved thousands of tonnes of aid by air and sea where it has been needed most, evacuated displaced people, and helped over 15,000 kids get back to school in Ormoc. I am pleased to say the Philippines government have the situation here under control and no longer need our help, he added. Mayor Codilla, on the other hand, thanked the Australians for their contribution in cleaning up schools and relief efforts across the region. The Australian Defence Forces support to Typhoon relief and recovery efforts commenced on 13 November and included Air, Sea and Land operations to Tacloban, Ormoc, Guiuan, Roxas, Cebu and Bantayan Islands. Air Force aircraft deployed the Australian Medical Hospital to Tacloban, carried more than 3,000,000 lbs (1,360 Tonnes) of cargo and about 5,500 passengers including approximately 3,500 internally displaced persons in support of relief and recovery operations. Amphibious Australian Navy ship Tobruk bought Army Engineers and equipment to do school clean-up tasks and delivered 110 tonnes of humanitarian aid to isolated island communities in the Visayas archipelago. It returned to Australia 09 December. Between 28 November and 14 De cember, Australian Army engineers, in coordination with Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Philippines Education Department officials, cleaned-up and repaired 16 schools. These efforts are estimated by Education Department officials to have allowed about 15,500 students to return to classes in the region. The remaining ADF personnel in Ormoc and Cebu will now finalize preparations to return to Australia later this week. Australia continues to stand by its neighbour and dear friend, the Philippines, as we move from relief and recovery operations to rehabilitation and reconstruction in communities affected by Typhoon Yolanda, Dr David Dutton, the Australian Embassys Deputy Head of Mission, said. We are here for the long haul and will continue to coordinate with our various partners on the ground to make sure that affected Filipinos struggling to pick up their lives get the proper support and opportunities that they deserve, Dr Dutton added. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop just last week announced an additional A$10 million to Australias response to Typhoon Haiyan, bringing the total Australian contribution to A$40 million. The ADF operations are on top of this contribution, which covers the following: The deployment of Australian Medical Assistance Teams ($3 million); The deployment of Australian Federal Police Disaster Victim Management specialists and humanitarian and consular experts ($1 million); Emergency relief stores, including sleeping mats, water containers, mosquito nets, and health and hygiene kits ($1 million); Support for Australian non-governmental organisations ($5 million) and Filipino non-government organisations ($4 million); Funding to the Australian Red Cross ($3 million) and the International Committee of the Red Cross ($4 million); and $19 million for the United Nations Action Plan, for the following agencies: United Nation Childrens Fund ($7 million), World Food Programme ($5 million), World Health Organization ($5 million), UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ($1 million), and United Nations Population Fund ($1 million).

CONMAN ... from P. 1

The suspect, Roberto Aguilar, as he poses for the camera. Beside him is the letter he sent to Espina and the others still to be delivered that police found on his possession. del Sur. Cops led by police station I chief Sr. Insp. Ibrahim Jambiran nabbed him at the SMART Padala Center at the IAL Building here, where he told his victim he would pick up the P 20,000 he was extorting. In a well-timed operation, Jambiran said they closed in on the suspect just as he was picking up the fruits of his extortion. They also confiscated from the suspect three more extortion letters, one asking for P 250,000 from rice trader Gabino Sabino, P 50,000 from scrap dealer Jun Odango and another for P100,000 from another rice trader Junjie Omega. The suspect also had an ice pick with him, which Jambiran said was deadlier than a knife. The confiscated letters were all handwritten in yellow pad paper, in mixed Taglish and Bisaya, all with the same tenor of asking for a Marry Christmas, with the warning that danger would befall them and their families if the request is refused. In an interview, the suspect said the letter he sent to Espina was his first attempt at extortion. He said he had been residing in Ormoc for quite a time already and had a thriving business selling cellophane and other stuff before Yolanda. Since his business was blown away, he thought hed try extorting money, thinking it was an easy way to earn money. He even smiled for the camera as he posed beside his extortion letters, icepick and cellphone. Meanwhile, Sr. Insp. Ibrahim Jambiran warns other people thinking of doing extortion within his territory, saying that as long as the attempts to mulct money are properly reported to them, that he would personally lead the operations to catch them.



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is also working closely with teachers and administrators to support the challenges of working with children who have suffered great loss. The childrens agency has trained 44 police and social workers throughout the affected areas to identify children who have been separated from their families and may be in need of special care. None of this could have been done without the support UNICEF has received for the Philippines from around the world, especially from individuals and private sector partners through our national committees, said Lake. PIA 8


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Albuera celebrates u on 96th Foun


ITS BEEN 96 years since Francis Borton Harrison, an American Governor-General, founded a nicipality that was eventually named Albuera. This year, with the theme One vision, one action. Onward Albuera!, the local government u Albuera successfully celebrated its 96th foundation day in a special way. The foundation day, celebrated every December 19, was preceded with a thanksgiving mass in the Municipal stage followed by a short program to formally commence the focal activity of the day: community outreach programs. This day is dedicated to the people who remain tough through the good times and not so good times, said Mayor Ramon P. Dela Cerna. Now, more than ever, is the right time for a thanksgiving celebration for the Albueranos, he added. In front of the Municipal hall (Rotunda), residents from Albueras 16 barangays availed the services and food prepared for them. More than 400 Senior citizens and PWDs pampered themselves with the haircut and massage services from 10 tents that served as the reception booth. They were also given Noche Buena packs which included pasta, sauce and ham. Over 3,600 children from the Poblacion and nearby barangays, after being fed, were entertained with a variety show presented by a group of entertainers composed of a clown, a singer and a magician. All of them also got a bag of goodies each, including Noche Buena packs for their families. Simultaneous to the various activities being held in the Municipal ground, LGU employees visited six remote barangays to distribute relief goods and another batch of Noche Buena packs. The gift packs were bought from pooled funds from all LGU employees budget for exchanging gifts. The employees decided not to exchange gift this Christmas, and instead buy gifts for the far-flung Albueranos living in the sitios of Panhugan, Naga, Bentuan, Cabatuan, Manga and Nabunturan. Pupils in all Elementary schools also had a play therapy which showcased a clown entertaining while food were handed-out. In the afternoon, Jollibee again entertained the crowd of children and adults. Afterwards, the kids enjoyed their food and toys sponsored by the Lihuk Leytenyos volunteers from the office of Councilor Leo Avila III of Davao City. The contributing councilor personally steered his 35 volunteers

Mayor Ramon P. dela Cern said the 96th Foundation Day was dedicated to the people who remain tough through the good times and not so good times.

The Foundation Day was also for kids aged 5-99! Photo above shows the young receiving their Noche Buena packs. Below, a lola and a lolo who were young once get a massage and a haircut, respectively.

in their mission to help Leyte. Padayun ang sa Leyte is their battle cry. After the long day of extensive service a sistance to the townsmen, LGU employees, Al DepEd officials and Barangay officials assemb the Municipal Hall ground for a humble celebr In the stress debriefing, speaker Vannessa Oc shared the value of gratitude having safel vived a unique catastrophe such as Yolanda crowd was then shown inspiring videos befor shared a diplomatic unity dinner. Albueras 96th foundation day, chair Mayor dela Cerna and Vice-mayor Norman M was conceptualized by Municipal Admistrato Lyra P. dela Cerna, Municipal Accountant M lene Rio S. Villar and Minerva E. Cubi, Mun Social Welfare Development officer. The idea b is to lift the spirit of Albuera people despi struggles that the town have undergone. The idea was generally guided by their to provide an alternative joyous Christmas d not having power. The Municipality of Alb considered as the Christmas capital of Leyt celebrated Christmas with alluring lights an cors as a tradition for over 18 years already, m Albuera an attraction every Christmas seaso This years is more subdued, albeit more m ingful. The decors we set-up are colorful s even if theres no (electricity) power, the sp Christmas can still be felt in the atmosphere Ms. Dela Cerna. Unexpectedly, they regained p just last December 17, 2013. Their decoration limited to the municipal hall area and the p market, now lights up every evening; an em of a merry Christmas for the town of Albuera after Yolanda. A central figure is the simple Christma made of bamboo. It is decorated with balls and On each star are the names of various indivi and organizations that came to Albueras r when it needed help after Yolanda, said Ms. A Rio S. Villar.

The LGU-Albuera and its People are thankful to the wholehearted help of:
Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Pryce Gas, Inc. Baybay City Government c/o City Vice Mayor Mike Cari DSWD Caraga World Vision Cebu-DOH, Region VI Medecins Sans Frontieres Miga Malot Galenzoga Henry Francesca Valeria Gaisano Operation Blessing Swiss Humanitarian Aid 52nd Engineer Brigade Province of Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla GLOBE TELECOMMUNICATIONS United Nation Food Program Medicins du Munde Compaero Cayetano Foundation Doc Alternatibo Dr. Roland B. Abaday LAND BANK OF THE PHILS. ACCORD, Inc. & Care DOH Region 10 Rotary Club of Takurong South Cotabato Student Movement for Christ International Municipality of Tansa, Cavite Philippine Association of Local Government Accountants (PHALGA) Accounting Office, Imus City

A Filipino celebration is not complete without food and entertainment. Here, kids get a snack of Jollibee spaghetti and a surprise number from the beloved mascot himself!

DSWD Region 07 Cebu DSWD Cagayan de Oro DSWD Davao WORLD FOOD PROGRAM US Aid ABS-CBN FOUNDATION MEDICAL TEAM FROM DAVAO Leyte Center for Devt., Inc. (LCDA) DILG Carascal, Surigao ANDY TO SEE JOY TRANSPORT DOH Region 7 Philip Romualdez Team MDMC The Johanniter International Assistance PMA Class 1999 & Singapore Group LGU San Isidro Davao Oriental ACF International Teal of Doctors from Calbayog City Association of Local Accountants of Cavite ( BALAY MINDANAO & ACTION AID LGU San Antonio, Quezon DSWD General Santos ACTS WORLD Relief DOH Region 8 ISRAAID IFRC IMPACT


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Below, children at the Sherwood Elementary School, a remote barangay, wait patiently for the LGU employees group to arrive with their gifts for them. Because it was impractical to let the kids come down to the poblacion to join the Foundation Day celeb, the LGU employees instead brought joy to them!

In the evening was the Unity Dinner. Below is speaker Vannie Ocampo giving a talk on stress debriefing.


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December 16-22, 2013

Oh, Yolanda
JUST THIS week, we lost a family member to the ravages of a heart attack. Last month, on November 1, we also gained a new member, Sophia Ysabelle, now officially nicknamed Pyang-pyang. On November 4, just four days before Yolanda wreaked havoc on our lives, loves and homes, I turned 50. Ah, the circle of life. Some go, some have just arrived and some are in their crossroads. That is why, despite Yolanda, I am not going to let this pag-umangkon ni Uring spoil my Christmas. First, Christmas is not all about colorful trees and lights. It is about a newborn baby who would become the greatest preacher in the world. He never wrote a chapter of the Bible but his teachings about peace and love would resonate around the world. This Christmas, we would not only be celebrating Christs birth. We would also be celebrating the gift of life, family and friends with renewed vigor. At this point, I would like to thank all my friends and supporters of the EV Mail for your endless generosity. Indeed, these have been hard and trying times but as they say, life is a beautiful journey and it has been made more interesting with you painted to its tapestry.

Let Christmas be everyday

YES, INDEED, let the spirit of Christmas be a daily affair for all us. It should not just be a yearly observance which we drown with a lot of fanfare and merry-making. It should not just be a historical event that we want to remember with some magical nostalgia Christmas has to be way of life itself. Its a spirit, more than anything else, a truth of faith that is supposed to animate every cell and pore of our being. Its the marvellous reality that whoever and however we are in this earthly life, we are actually with Christ, conformed to him, formally or informally, regardless of whether we acknowledge it or not. Thats why Christmas always evokes joy and peace. Amid the ruins left by the natural calamities and the even bigger man-made disasters due to our pride and attachments that cause a Yolanda of partisan anger and hatred, a storm surge of collective cruelty and insensitivity among ourselves, the spirit of Christmas is what we need most urgently. The radical objective reality about ourselves is that we have been created by God in his image and likeness, through the Son who later on became man to re-create us after we have fallen into sin and left alienated from God. Christ is the very pattern of our being. If we want to know who we really are, how we ought to be, we should not look for references other than Christ himself. And Christ is not some distant, frozen model or idea that we strive to follow. He is alive, and he is in us, he wants to be with us always, he identifies himself with us whatever our situation may be and shows us how to live that situation. This is what Christmas is all about. Its Christ knocking at our hearts door, asking to come in, to be born in us and to live with us. We have to be more aware of this reality of Christmas. More than that, we have to learn to step into that reality and live it as best as we could, locking ourselves in it always as much as possible and actively corresponding to it with all the might that we have. Lets learn the many precious lessons of Christmas. Christ born in a manger, Christ who is God emptying himself to become man and to suffer all the inhumanity of man, etc.he shows us how to live in this life. We have to learn how to be simple and humble. These traits are never a sign of weakness. On the contrary, they are a sure path to our objective and original greatness that we lost but was recovered and enhanced for us through Christ. This is the truth that we should relish together with whatever ham, cheese, beer and lechon we will be having this Christmas. Thats why the celebration of Christmas should have an eminently theological character, going beyond the social and sentimental. We need to input the truths of faith to the merely natural and human elements of the festivity that always have a way, given our weakened condition, to intoxicate and desensitize us to the greater wonders of our life.

Christmas forgotten man

WAIT. ISNT he that chap who blurs into the backdrop of the Nativity scene? In a Christmas creche, our eyes focus on the Child and His Mother. Thats understandable. Theyre the central figures in this drama. But are we not missing what the person and presence of Joseph signals? Yes, says theologian Catalino Arevalo, SJ of Loyola House of Studies. Thus, many Catholics were surprised to read an earlier Time magazine eight-page feature: Joseph, Husband of Mary and Adoptive Father of Jesus. It is anchored to the book that Presbyterian minister Howard Edington wrote after the death of his 22-year-old son titled: The Forgotten Man of Christmas: And its theme is a fathers love for his son. Edingtons book ends with a meditation on the power of love to ennoble the lover, especially if the beloved is God, Time says. A model of Joseph, as believer, would pass muster in almost any Christian church. The French theologian Fr. Marie Dominique highlights Josephs actions at Christmas, around the Magi and the shepherds. When the Magi enter the house where Christ is, they only see Mary and Jesus, Matthew wrote. Joseph is not mentioned. But when the shepherds come to worship, Luke says they see Mary, Jesus --- and Joseph. This descendant of David joins the shepherds in their reverence --- underscoring the role of modern Christians. (Were) called, like Joseph, to be silent saints who worship the Child in the manger and offer up our lives through our work. Many of us will never stand among great political figures. But we join multitudes of common workers like the shepherds. We stand with the poor ol regular folks in the pew, a people of silent adoration and submission to Gods will. Joseph took Gods son into his home in Nazareth, thus providing Jesus with a normal, loving family environment in which to grow, Edington writes. Joseph took Gods son into his heart, thus discovering a purpose for his own life within the greater purposes of God. He has become part of the bond of faith and other things - between a father and son not related by blood, Fr Arevalo points out. A line from another book notes: As a father, Joseph loved the Son who did not have his eyes the Son of a Stranger. We need to see Joseph in the context of the often unremarked bond between fathers and sons. The gospel narratives tell us little about the the emotional impacts or of the people involved in them. Luke says of Mary, little more she did not understand, that she kept these things and pondered over them in her heart. Joseph goes through the gospel without speaking a single word. But he acts in times of crisis. Herods centurions were mounting to slay the Child, when an angel told him: take the Child and his Mother and flee to Egypt. And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt and remained there until the death of Herod. And on return, he discovers that that Archelaus reigned in Judea in the place of Herod, his father. Being warned in a dream, Joseph turned aside to the remote village of Nazareth to shield the Son and his Mother --- where Jesus grew in wisdom, age and grace before God and man, the gospels tell us. There is also little recorded of those years in Nazareth. We can only infer. Even as he loved Mary greatly, he grew to love Marys boy, this Son of a Stranger with a true fathers love. Surely, Mary told him of the angels message about this Boy, and what his mission and tasks would be, about the pain and the glory in the future. There were chapters and chapters of dayto-day existence together, over and beyond the few precious lines the gospels give us about Bethlehem and Egypt and the long years in Nazareth. Joseph was truly part of them all. He learned from Joseph how to avoid the knots in the wood, how to cut it along the grain, and how to make sure it is already quite dry so it will not unexpectedly split,. How did Joseph transmit the deeper lessons? How is a parents love both hard love and tender love, and all the way true? There is no record when and more important-- how Joseph died. As a man lives, so shall he die, an old adage says. Some therefore infer that it may have been Mary who, with tears, gently closed his eyes after he breathed his last. He lay in the arms of the Carpenter who, before the tomb of his friend Lazarus, wept.

I am also happy to note that Tacloban City, the city where I spent 15 years of my life, is slowly getting up on its feet. It took Taclobanons a longer time to recover from the ravages of Yolanda, largely because of the extent of devastation. If Ormocanons felt like it was the end of the world when they saw how Yolanda practically blew to bits and pieces the houses of the low and the mighty, its public and private infrastructures, how much more for Taclobanons? And the people from Palo, Tanauan, Tolosa, etc. for that matter. I was told a former employees husband died, not from Yolanda, but the next day because his poor heart could not take the sight of dead bodies strewn around in his neighborhood! That was how shocking it was for them. I could not even condemn the so-called looters. I know of many men, some moneyed at that, who were forced to go with the looters to find food and water. However, some of the looters went overboard. They ransacked and took appliances, iPads and things they could probably not afford to have in their lifetime. There were even talks that there were syndicates behind the lootings. Maybe, maybe not. Some may find the actions of the latter unforgivable. I dont. An old Indian story says all men have two beasts inside of him. One good and the other evil, one full of love and the other of anger. They are constantly fighting each other. Who prevails in the end? The one that is fed the most. What is important now is to learn the lessons of Yolanda, and to embrace the future. After all, Yolanda also showed us we are not alone. The whole world came to embrace us, and if just to repay this some other day, we must strive to live and be alive. A good start is to forgive these looters, whoever they are. A good time for forgiving and forgetting would be this Christmas, too. A Blessed Christmas to all of us!





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December 16-22, 2013

Talky talk
CONVENTIONAL WISDOM says little girls talk earlier while little boys are slow in that department but a bit more advanced in motor skills. But is the talking ability really sex-linked or is it just a social perception? Studies have confirmed that women talk considerably more than men do, to about three times as much. In fact, one study showed that during an average day women spoke about 20,000 words compared to 7,000 words a day for the average man. But why is there such a disparity between the sexes when it comes to talking? Scientists showed that female brains have higher levels of the protein FOXP2, substance researchers have termed the language protein. Previous studies have shown that FOXP2 is essential for speech production in both sexes. Researchers say that this is not the end-allbe-all reasoning. Women probably talk more because they have more to say. They work, take care of children and entertain much more than men do. They also have ideas that need to be expressed in ways that people can understand. Talking more provides better explanations of those ideas. When women are done talking people get what it is that they said. Women also have a lot of feelings and want to express those as well. Feelings can be complicated and it often takes quite a bit of talking to fully express those feelings. If the brains of men and women are different it is for a reason - that is why research is important not just to find out why people talk more but to discover cures for cancer and Alzheimers disease. And perhaps even our sometimes morbid fascination for tabloid news. Speaking of news and as a footnote to shared memories, there has been a lot of buzz

The Good Life

Hands to serve, Heart to love
WE FAILED, we feel pain, we sinned but God treated us well in spite of our shortcomings. If it wasnt for His great love, we will have no reason to celebrate the good life. The season of Christmas is a celebration everyone is looking forward to, especially the little children. Where they get excited to receive and open their gifts. The adults are also anxious what to give and how to give. Everyone has reasons to celebrate no matter how devastated we were in the past few days from calamities and other unforeseen events. Thanks God, we are alive! We are merely steward of Gods resources. We allow God to use us to be His instruments and therefore we should always have hands ready to serve. These past few days, people from all over used generosity and charity to open up the consciousness of people to serve and to stretch an extra mile to share and give. To heed to the call of God to serve, obedience is our gift to Him. To truly serve is to allow God to work in us in a mysterious way. He allowed us to be broken to serve others. We need to be selfish, to sacrifice, to feel the pain and die and be born again to a new person in order for us to be consoled with His grace and to be rewarded with more. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17 A heart that love. We are merely agents of God. We are here for a purpose. If you dont know your purpose, examine yourself and ask God. It is a great feeling to live in peace and with peace in our hearts when we are filled with love. Romans 12:9 Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil. Cling to what is good. My favourite quote in the Bible about love is in 1 Corinthians 13:8- Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. Need I say more? To all our avid readers and benefactors, Merry Christmas to one and all. May the baby Jesus in the manger bless us all in this season of Advent, may you continue to serve with love and love alone. I also look forward that all of us will have a fruitful New Years ahead. God bless you.

in Facebook, Twitter and in various hangouts on campus - about the sudden closing of Honeycomb, a popular eatery at VSU. There have been loud whispers that greed or envy (or both?) triggered its closure. It may be true but only the dominant players know for sure the real score. A distinct possibility is that certain individuals thought that increasing the land rental as agreed earlier is not enough and decided instead to seize the Honeycomb building by canceling the 25-year contract (for the use of the land). A few people say it is a legal issue but what about the moral aspects? The law is firmly anchored alas on a moral foundation after all. The Honeycomb owners are split on how to handle this sticky situation. Should they buckle up for a long, rough ride or just simply rely on Divine Justice? Honestly, it would not be a financial burden for them to lose that sequestered building. They have never placed too much importance on material possessions anyway. And the recent typhoon Yolanda violently showed the fragility of life and properties even as it spared Honeycomb of its wrath. They would have preferred not to talk about the controversy but words like Responsibility and Truth plus the fact that silence means implied consent, keep hounding them. Time has a way of healing all wounds. But the pain lingers if inflicted by someone you have cared for and trusted. To be told half-truths and betrayed are twin daggers not unlike when Julius Caesar lamented: Et tu, Brutus?. In the end they know that there is, as always, a balancing of things eventually. Karma comes to mind.

The Gospel on Sunday

DECEMBER 29, 2013 Feast of the Holy Family Matthew 2: 13 - 15, 19 - 23 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there till I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him. And he rose and took the child and his mother by night, and departed to Egypt, and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, Out of Egypt have

MERCADO ... from P. 4

Maybe. Who knows? Joseph remains the forgotten man of Christmas 2013, Fr. Arevalo points out. He is also the forgotten man of so many the years before Jesus began his own mission for the Father; the years before Calvary and its wood and its nails hammered by other hands than those of the carpenter who first taught the Boy about the tests and travails of a mans world. Yet even now, he lives. Our national hero was given his name: Jose. He is officially

protector of the Church, patron of the Christian home, working people and of Christian vocations, specially to patron of journeys, and at the end of life, in a most significant way, patron of the dying. (Joseph) was the first to find her thus, the first of all the world. And when her faint smile called for him to take Him, for a breathless moment he was first to know there is no other blessedness. Merry Christmas.
e) Birth cert. (NSO & LCRO) f) Birth cert. certificates (children) g) IDs (UMID, phil. Health, TIN, & PRC) h) Notice 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 its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) Paciencia A. Matugas Petitioner VERIFICATION I, PACIENCIA P. ALMACIN MATUGAS , the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) PACIENCIA P. ALMACIN MATUGAS Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 4th day of December 2013 in the City/Municipality of Albuera, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 11355191 issued at Albuera, Leyte on 8-8-13 (Sgd.) MARIA LUISA V. GRANADA Administering Officer EV Mail Dec. 16-22, & 23-29, 2013

I called my son. But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Rise, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the childs life are dead. And he rose and took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus reigned over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the district of Galilee. And he went and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, He shall be called a Nazarene.

FR. ROY ... from P. 4

This Christmas, lets take account of the challenges of our times. There are many disturbing developments that we need to face always with the spirit of Christmas. That would be the spirit of truth given in charity and causing joy everywhere. At the moment, I can think of how many young people today are trivializing the sacredness of marriage and sex. Reports are rampant of what are called hook-up relations, the proliferation of the so-called selfie culture that promotes egoism and vanity. In the area of politics, we now have so much inhuman partisanship that the different characters involved are now into red-hot acrimony and bashing. There is now fanaticism in the mainstream. Its the new normal, as if basic courtesy and giving others the benefit of the doubt should be shot down on sight. We are getting farther away from the true spirit of Christmas. And the irony of it all is that we like to flaunt our Christmas greetings and feastings. It has become a Christmas without Christ. Sadder still is the fact that we dont seem to realize it. Our ignorance and inconsistency appear invincible. But I know theres always hope. Thats what Christmas also tells us. Gods ways are like water that through the most difficult mountains can still manage to pass to the sea. Let Christmas be everyday! Email:
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. MALOLOY-ON, 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 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that property of the late JOSE SEVILLA LICARDO, SR. re a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 203, Case -4, Cadm. 519, situated at Ipil III, Palompon, Leyte, covered by OCT No. P-95634, containing an area of 388 sq. m. was settled and partitioned among his heirs and sold in favor of ONOFRE D. LICARDO per Doc. No. 149; Page No. 30; Book No. LVII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Wilma Cordeno-Matuguina. EV Mail Dec. 16-22, 23- 29, & 30 Jan. 5, 2013.

Petition No. CFN-0006-2013 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME I, PACIENCIA P. ALMACIN MATUGAS of legal, age, married, Filipino and a resident of Poblacion, 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 May 1, 1969 at Albuera, Leyte 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 224 4) The first name to be change is from JOSEFA to PACIENCIA 5) The grounda for filing this petition are the following: b) I have habitually and continuously used PACIENCIA 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. Tax cert. b) Police & NBI clearances c) Voters reg. record d) Employers cert.

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 35, Ormoc City R-ORM-11-00172-CV For: LEGAL SEPARATION CONCESA SEJANO CADELINA, Petitioner, -versusPANFILO BULAWIT CADELINA, Respondent. x--------------------x MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF A NEW REGIME OF PROPERTY RELATIONS Plaintiff and Defendant, with the assistance of their respective (undersigned) counsels, unto this Honorable Court, most respectfully state: 1. That they have reconciled and by reason of such reconciliation, this Honorable Court in the Order dated October 14, 2013 ordered the termination of the legal separation proceedings; 2. Considering that the herein parties have adopted a new regime of property relations, i.e., from Conjugal Partnership of Gains to Complete Separation of Property, this Honorable Court directed the parties to submit a verified motion for that purpose, specifying the following: 1. The properties to be distributed to the new regime. 2.Those properties to be retained as separate properties of each spouse. 3. The names of all creditors, their addresses and amounts owing each. 3. In compliance to the aforementioned directive of this Honorable Court, the parties hereby submit the following list of distribution of properties: 3.1 The PLAINTIFF shall have the following properties: TCT No. 6383, Lot No. 1441- M (District 26), TCT No. 53743, Lot NO. 1509 (Can-adieng), of Lot # 5110-A, TCT # 26890 (Linao), of Lot # 2222-E-2-B-1, TCT # 1664 (F. Ablen, Cogon), of Lot # 5160, TCT # TP 512 (Naungan), of Lot # 5854-K-1, TCT # 48012 (House & Lot in Salvacion), Lot # 5273-A-8, TCT # 47328, Lot # 5273- A-10-D, TCT # 47333 (Tambulilid), TCT # 49739-300 sq. m. , TCT # 49737-300 sq. m. TCT # 49709-500 sq.m. TCT #49735-200 sq. m, TCT # 49733200 sq. m. , TCT #49708- 500 sq. m. , TCT # 49710-500 sq. m. , TCT # 49744-170 sq. m. TCT # 49810-100 sq. m. TCT # 49808-100 sq. m. TCT # 50246-100 sq. m., TCT # 49746 -150 sq. m. , TCT # 49748-150 sq. m. , TCT # 49799-100 sq. m., TCT # 49797-100 sq. m. , TCT # 50252 -100 sq. m. TCT # 50254-100 sq. m. TCT # 50249-100 sq.m. , TCT # 50251-100 sq. m. TCT # 50342-100 sq.m, TCT # 50340-100 sq.m, TCT # 49854-150 sq.m. ,TCT # 49827-100 sq.m, TCT # 49825-100 sq.m, TCT # 49749 -150 sq. m, TCT # 49823-100 sq. m. TCT # 49829- 100 sq m, TCT # 49831-100 sq.m. TCT # 50609-100 sq.m, TCT # 50605 -100 sq .m, TCT # 50611-100 sq. m, TCT # 50607-100 sq.m, TCT # 50608-60 sq. m, TCT # 50338100 sq. m, TCT # 50337-100, TCT # 50336 -100 sq.m, TCT # 49855 -150 sq.m, TCT # 49856-150 sq. m. TCT # 49857- 150 sq.m, TCT # 49858-286 sq.m, TCT # 49953-100 sq.m, TCT # 49947-100 sq.m, TCT # 49952100 sq.m, TCT # 49951-100 sq.m. TCT # 499949-100 sq.m, TCT # 50238-100 sq.m. , TCT # 50242-100 sq.m. , TCT # 50240-101 sq. m, TCT # 49861-150 sq.m TCT # 49912-150 sq.m, TCT # 49914-150 sq.m, TCT # 49915 200 sq. m. TCT # 49816-100 sq.m. TCT # 49815-100 sq.m. , TCT #49814-100 sq.m. TCT # 49813-100 sq.m. TCT #50248-132 sq.m. TCT # 49805-100 sq.m. TCT # 49803-100 sq.m. , TCT # 49802-100 sq.m. TCT # 50255192 sq. m., TCT # 49860-150 sq.m., TCT # 49918 -150 sq.m. , TCT # 49946-100 sq.m. TCT # 49950-100 sq.m. TCT # 49944-100 sq.m. TCT # 50241-100 sq.m., TCT # 50239-100 sq. m., TCT # 50243-100 sq.m. TCT # 50244146 sq.m., TCT # 49911-150 sq.m, TCT # 49913-150 sq.m., TCT # 49916- 150 sq.m, TCT # 49917-150 sq.m, TCT # 49919-150 sq.m, TCT # 49730-200 sq.m, TCT # 51201-200 sq.m. , TCT # 51202-200 sq.m., TCT # 51203200 sq.m., TCT # 49859-142 sq.m. , TCT # 50247-100 sq.m. TCT # 49747-150 sq.m. TCT # 49800-100 sq.m. TCT # 49804-100 sq.m, TCT # 49798-100 sq.m. , TCT # 49796-100 sq. m, TCT # 50253-100 sq.m. TCT # 49801-100 sq.m. , all in /Dayhagan, TCT # 16709-150 sq.m. , TCT # 16710-150 sq.m, TCT # 16711-150 sq.m, TCT # 16718-150 sq.m. TCT # 16719-150 sq.m., TCT # 16720-150 sq.m, TCT # 16724-150 sq.m, TCT # 16725150 sq.m, TCT # 16726-150 sq. m. TCT # 16730-150 sq.m. TCT # 16731-150 sq.m. TCT # 16732-150 sq.m. TCT # 16736-100 sq.m. TCT # 16737-100 sq.m., TCT # 16738-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16742-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16743-100 sq.m, TCT # 16744-100 sq.m, TCT # 16748100 sq.m., TCT # 16749-100 sq.m., TCT # 16750-212 sq.m., TCT # 16754-102 sq.m., TCT # 16760-300 sq.m., TCT # 16761-300 sq.m, TCT # 16762-300 sq.m., TCT # 16766-300 sq.m, TCT # 16767-300 sq.m. TCT # 16768300 sq.m., TCT # 16772-300 sq.m., TCT # 16773-300 sq.m. TCT # 16778-100 sq.m.,TC # 16779-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16780-100 sq.m., TCT # 16781-100 sq.m. TCT # 16786-100 sq.m. TCT #16787-100 sq.m. TCT # 16788100 sq.m, TCT # 16789-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16794-100 sq.m. TCT # 16795-100 sq.m. TCT # 16796-140 sq.m. , TCT # 16797-120 sq.m. , of Lot under TCT # 167981,000 sq. m. TCT # 16808-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16809-100 sq.m. TCT # 16810-100 sq.m. TCT #16811-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16816-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16817-100 sq.m. , TCT #16818-100 sq.m, TCT # 16819-100 sq.m. ,TCT # 16824-100 sq.m. TCT #16825-100 sq.m. TCT # 16826100 sq.m. , TCT # 16827-100 sq.m, TCT # 16832-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16833-100 sq.m. , TCT # 16834-100 sq.m., TCT # 16835-100 sq.m., TCT # 16840-100 sq.m., TCT # 16841-100 sq.m., TCT # 1842-100 sq.m, TCT # 16843100 sq.m, TCT #16847-203 sq.m, TCT # 16837-100 sq.m. TCT # 16838-100 sq.m, TCT # 16839-100 sq.m, TCT # 16844-100 sq.m, TCT # 16845-100 sq.m, TCT # 16846100 sq.m, TCT # 16733-150 sq.m, TCT # 16751-100 sq.m, TCT # 16752-100 sq.m. TCT # 16753100 sq.m, TCT #16791-100 sq. m, TCT # 16792-100 sq.m, TCT # 16793-100 sq.m, all in Masarayao; TCT #45192-182

sq.m. , TCT # 45241-150 sq.m. TCT # 45189-200 sq.m, TCT # 45191-150 sq.m., TCT #45563-150 sq.m, TCT # 45564-150 sq.m, TCT # 45565-150 sq.m, TCT # 45949196 sq.m, TCT # 45950-200 sq.m, TCT # 45952-200 sq.m., TCT # 45953-189 sq.m, TCT # 40533-300 sq.m, TCT # 45188-185 sq.m, TCT # 45268-150 sq.m, TCT # 45190-299 sq.m, TCT # 45242-150 sq.m, TCT # 45566150 sq.m, TCT # 45567-150 sq.m, TCT # 45568-150 sq.m, TCT # 45572-218 sq.m, TCT # 45948-200 sq.m, TCT #45951-200 sq.m, TCT # 45954-200 sq.m, TCT # 40697-300 sq.m, TCT # 44720-150 sq.m, TCT # 45240150 sq.m, TCT # 45948-200 sq.m, all in Dolores; and P5,118,229.50 (1/2 of cash asset) 3.2 The DEFENDANT shall have the following properties: TCT # 6382, Lot No. 1441-L (District 26), TCT # 53744, Lot No. 1511 (Can adieng), of Lot # 5110-A, TCT # 26890 (Linao), of Lot # 2222-E-2-B-1, TCT # 1664 (F. Ablen, Cogon), of Lot # 5160, TCT # T -512 (Naungan ), of Lot # 5854-K-1, TCT # 48012 (House & Lot In Salvacion), Lot # 5273-A-7, TCT # 47327, Lot # 5273- A-10-F, TCT # 47334 (Tambulilid), TCT # 49697-500 sq.m, TCT # 49698-500 sq.m, TCT # 49706-300 sq.m, TCT # 49738-300 sq.m, TCT # 49736200 sq.m, TCT # 49734-200 sq.m, TCT # 49743-263 sq.m, TCT # 49745-150 sq.m, TCT # 49811-100 sq.m, TCT # 49809-100 sq.m, TCT #49807-100 sq.m, TCT # 50343-100 sq.m, TCT # 50250-100 sq.m, TCT # 50341100 sq.m, TCT # 50339-100 sq.m. TCT # 49826-100 sq.m, TCT # 49828-100 sq.m, TCT #49824-100 sq.m, TCT # 49822-100 sq.m, TCT # 49830-100 sq.m, TCT # 50604-100 sq.m, TCT # 50610-100 sq.m, TCT # 50606100 sq.m, TCT # 50612-100 sq.m, TCT # 50613-97 sq.m, TCT # 49920-261 sq.m, TCT #49948-100 sq.m, TCT # 49699-300 sq.m, TCT # 49700-300 sq.m, TCT # 49701-300 sq.m, TCT#49701-300 sq.m, TCT # 49702300 sq.m, TCT # 49703-300 sq.m, TCT # 49704-300 sq.m, TCT #49705-300 sq.m, TCT # 49732-200 sq.m, TCT # 49731-200 sq.m, TCT #51204-200 sq.m, TCT # 51205-337 sq.m, TCT # 51206-125 sq.m, TCT # 50344-98 sq.m., TCT # 49711-300 sq.m, TCT # 49712-300 sq.m, TCT # 49713-300 sq.m, TCT # 49714-300 sq.m, TCT # 49715-300 sq.m., TCT # 49716-300 sq.m, TCT # 49717300 sq.m, TCT #49740-300 sq.m, TCT # 49741-300 sq.m, TCT # 49742-300 sq.m, TCT # 49812-100 sq.m, TCT # 51207-100 sq.m, TCT # 51209-93 sq.m, all in Dayhagan; TCT # 16715-150 sq.m, TCT # 16716-50 sq.m. , TCT # 16717-150 sq.m, TCT # 16721-150 sq.m, TCT # 16722150 sq.m, TCT # 16723-150 sq.m, TCT # 16727-150 sq.m, TCT # 16728-150 sq.m, TCT # 16729-150 sq.m, TCT # 16734-100 sq.m, TCT # 16735-100 sq.m, TCT # 16739-100 sq.m, TCT # 16740-100 sq.m, TCT # 16741100 sq.m, TCT # 16745-100 sq.m, TCT # 16746-100 sq.m, TCT # 16747-100 sq.m, TCT # 16757-300 sq.m, TCT # 16758-300 sq.m, TCT # 16759-300 sq.m, TCT # 16763-300 sq.m, TCT # 16764-300 sq.m, TCT # 16765300 sq.m, TCT # 16769-300 sq.m, TCT # 16770-300 sq.m, TCT # 16771-300 sq.m, TCT # 16774-100 sq.m. TCT # 16775-100 sq.m, TCT # 16776-100 sq.m, TCT # 16777-100 sq.m, TCT # 16782-100 sq.m, TCT # 16783100 sq., TCT # 16784-100 sq.m, TCT # 16785-100 sq.m, TCT # 16790-100 sq.m, of Lot under TCT # 167981,000 sq.m, TCT # 16804-100 sq.m, TCT # 16805-100 sq.m, TCT # 16806-100 sq.m, TCT # 16807-100 sq.m, TCT # 16812-100 sq.m, TCT # 16813-100 sq.m, TCT # 16814-100 sq.m, TCT #16815-100 sq.m, TCT # 16820100 sq.m, TCT # 16821-100 sq.m, TCT # 16822-100 sq.m, TCT # 16823-100 sq.m, TCT # 16828-100 sq.m, TCT # 16829-100 sq.m, TCT # 16830-100 sq.m, TCT # 16831-100 sq.m, TCT #16836-100 sq.m, TCT # 16707150 sq.m, TCT # 16708-150 sq.m, TCT # 16799-100 sq.m, TCT # 16800-100 sq.m, TCT # 16801-100 sq.m, TCT # 16802-100 sq.m, TCT # 16803-100 sq.m, TCT # 16755-300 sq.m, TCT # 16706-150 sq.m, (for refund of installment to buyer), all in Masarayao; TCT # 45243150 sq.m, (for refund of installment to buyer), TCT # 45957-150 sq.m, TCT # 40292 -150 sq.m, TCT # 45947200 sq.m, TCT # 40288-150 sq.m, TCT # 40287-150 sq.m, TCT # 40286-150 sq.m, TCT # 40480-300 sq.m, TCT # 40478-314 sq.m, TCT # 40476-321 sq.m, TCT # 40678-325 sq.m, TCT # 40485-300 sq.m, TCT # 45261300 sq.m, TCT # 40679-329 sq.m, TCT #40529-300 sq.m, TCT # 40528-300 sq.m, TCT # 45194-150 sq.m, TCT # 44719-150 sq.m, TCT #45201-175 sq.m, TCT # 45200 -175 sq.m, TC # 45199-175 sq.m, TCT #44718-175 sq.m, TCT # 45258-200 sq.m, TCT # 44714-200 sq.m, TCT # 45208-204 sq.m, TCT # 45206-150 sq.m, TCT # 45228153 sq.m, TCT # 45229-159 sq.m, TCT # 45230-1147 sq.m, TCT # 45956-150 sq.m, TCT # 45186-150 sq.m, TCT # 45187-150 sq.m, TCT # 45571-150 sq.m, TCT # 45570-150 sq.m, TCT # 45569-150 sq.m, TCT # 45235150 sq.m, TCT # 45234-150 sq.m, TCT # 45226-162 sq.m, TCT # 45225-150 sq.m, TCT # 45219-150 sq.m, TCT # 45218-150 sq.m, all in Dolores and P5,118,299.50 (1/2 of cash asset). 3.3 The following properties, all located in Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc City, which are presently under court litigations, shall exclusively belong to the defendant and all legal expenses, applicable taxes due on the properties, damages that may awarded by the court for or against the herein parties, shall be for the sole account of the defendant: TCT # 47324, Lot # 5273-A-3; TCT # 47325, Lot # 5273-A-4; TCT # 47326, Lot # 5273-A-5; TCT # 47330, Lot # 5273-A-11; TCT # 47331, Lot # 5273-A-10-A; TCT #47332, Lot # 5273-A10-C and TCT # 47335, Lot # 5273-A-10-I. 3.4 The following properties, which were inherited by the defendant shall remain his exclusive property including the fruits thereon: Lot # 10400; Lot # 10371, Lot # 10139, Lot # 10198, Lot # 10066, Lot # 10401, Lot # 10545, Lot # s 9549 & 9550, Lot #795, Lot # 542 and Lot # 468. 3.5 The properties ,which were agreed to be coowned by the Parties as stipulated in the Compromise Agreement entered into by the Parties on September 26, 2013, shall now be divided into two (2) portions with each Party owning one portion, as follows: (a) of Lot No. 1457, covered by TCT No. 33725, more particularly that portion in Annex A hereof labeled with the name Concesa S. Cadelina, shall belong to the plaintiff, while the portion labeled with the name Panfilo B. Cadelina shall belong to the defendant; (b) of Lot No. 11765-C-3, covered by TCT No. 38226, more particularly that portion in Annex B hereof labeled with the name Concesa S. Cadelina, shall belong to the plaintiff, including the right to collect the rents from the existing and future tenants on the commercial spaces erected (Doors 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) on such portion of land, while the portion labeled with the name Panfilo B. Cadelina shall belong to the defendant including the right to collect the rents from the existing and future tenants on the commercial spaces erected (Doors 7, 8, 9 and 10) on such portion of land. The Cadelina Engineering Works, which is also erected on that portion of land labeled with Panfilo B. Cadelina per Annex B shall solely belong to the defendant, including all its equipments and/or tools, the management and all the income thereof; Upon the approval of this motion and the compromise agreement, the contracts of lease executed by the defendant and the existing tenants on the commercial spaces belonging to the plaintiff shall correspondingly be amended to the effect the new LESSOR, the herein plaintiff. Accordingly, paragraphs G, G-1, G-2 and H of the Compromise Agreement dated September 26, 2013 are hereby modified and/or amended. (c) of Lot No. 5-G-10, covered by TCT No. 36863, more particularly that portion in Annex C hereof labeled with the name Concesa S. Cadelina, shall belon to the plaintiff, while the portion labeled with the name Panfilo B. Cadelina shall belong to the defendant; Provided, that with respect to Lot 1457 which is being used as a conjugal dwelling by the parties, none of the parties can sell her/his share, except to each other nor demand a physical partition or subdivision of the improvements erected thereon, which shall remain as co-owned by the parties; 4. Within FIFTEEN (15) DAYS from the FINALITY of the approval by the Court of this Motion together with the Compromise Agreement, the defendant shall turn-over the physical possession of the transfers certificate of titles, tax declarations and such other relevant documents covering the parcels of land conveyed and transferred in favor of the plaintiff per this Motion and the Compromise Agreement dated September 26, 2013, except those properties which need to be physically subdivided, which shall be turned over within the same period of FIFTEEN (15) DAYS after the issuance of the titles and tax declarations in the names of the plaintiff. All expenses in the physical partition, issuance of the titles, tax declaration shall be equally shared by the parties; 4.A. All the terms and conditions contained in the Compromise Agreement entered into on September 26, 2013 that are not inconsistent herewith are hereby affirmed and confirmed by the parties; 5. The parties hereby state that they have no known creditors. WHEREFORE, it is most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Court that the foregoing be duly considered as sufficient compliance to the Order dated October 14, 2013 and that the instant motion be APPROVED. Ormoc City, Philippines. October 17, 2013. Respectfully submitted: (Sgd.) CONCESA S. CADELINA Plaintiff (Sgd.) PANFILO B. CADELINA Defendant Assistant by: (Sgd.) LORETO M.DURANO Counsel for Plaintiff (Sgd.) EVERGISTO S.ESCALON Counsel for Defendant Verification We, CONCESA SEJANO CADELINA and PANFILO BULAWIT CADELINA, both of legal age, married, Filipino citizens and residents of Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and say, THAT: 1. We are the plaintiff and defendant respectively in the above entitled case; 2. We have caused the preparation and filing of the foregoing MOTION together with the attached Compromise Agreement; 3. All the allegations contained therein are true and correct of our personal knowledge or base on authentic records; IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands this 26th day of October 2013 at Ormoc City, Philippines. (Sgd.) CONCESA S. CADELINA Plaintiff- Affiant Senior Citizen No. 00531 Issued on October 23, 2009 (Sgd.) PANFILO B. CADELINA Defendant- Affiant SSS No. 06-0844176-0 Issued in Ormoc City SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before me this 26th day of October 2013 at Ormoc City, Philippines, affiants exhibited to me their respective identification cards the details of which are indicated below their respective names above to prove their respective identities. (Sgd.) EVERGISTO S. ESCALON Notary Publc for Ormoc City, Kananga, Matag-ob, Merida and Isabel, Leyte Until December 31, 2013 Commission No. ORM -11-12-009 474 Rizal St., Ormoc City Attorneys Roll No. 32549 PTR No. 3452685 Ormoc City, January 4, 2012 IBP Lifetime Member No. 00881 TIN 113-492-978 Doc. No. 449;

December 16-22, 2013

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
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

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THEY WERE first aired internationally in the Philippines by Anak TV, first as Happy Tales on GMA and after several years as Animazing Tales on ABSCBN. Whatever the title of the series, they remain a fascinating collection of enchanting stories for children from the creative imagi nation of one of Prince and White Horse, one of the the worlds most segments of Treasures of the Heart revered modern thinkers and ideologues, Dr. Daisaku Ikeda. The world soon took notice of the 17 colorful animated stories because of their rich educational value. Each independent story featured many values for children. The series was eventually broadcast in 25 countries and translated in fifteen languages. Today, the hugely successful series can be enjoyed online through a dedicated website called Treasures of the Heart, designed and launched by Soka Gakkai, the revered organization that Dr. Ikeda leads. The stories are now available in English, Spanish and Chinese. ( Anak TV highly recommends the website to parents and teachers who will find the site useful because there are adjunct games, quizzes and discussion points. Child users can even post photographs and comments or download colorful illustrations to create calendars, posters, bookmarks, cards and other stationery. The website can be accessed easily from any personal computer, smartphone or tablet. In January, Anak TV will link up with the Department of Education to encourage more teachers to explore and use the website for classroom discussion of values. PR

TACLOBAN CITY - After a four-day visit to the Philippines and hopping to different places devastated by Typhoon Yolanda, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said he was deeply impressed by the spirit of the people and the communities working with the government, United Nations and other partners to rebuild their lives and their future. Lake visited Eastern Visayas on December 14 and 15 where he met and spoke with children, teachers and parents at numerous schools, learning spaces, child-friendly tents and vaccination sites in Leyte and Eastern Samar. He said the massive typhoon disrupted the lives of nearly six million children and destroyed the homes of 1.4 million children and their families. While I had followed the reports of progress closely from UNICEFs New York Headquarters, no statistics can adequately capture the physical and human challenges that remain, said Lake. I came here not only to see the progress first-hand, but also to thank our UNICEF staff who have been here from the start and will continue to support the rebuilding effort for the long term. In a press statement, it was learned that UNICEF has mobilized experts from all over the world to support the relief effort, increasing the staff on the ground to over 100 people to coordinate a plan for recovery to strengthen services for children. This will include working with the government and partners in supporting back-tolearning efforts; strengthening the child protection system, working on reestablishing and rehabilitating water systems and the cold chain for delivery of safe vaccines and providing services to children threatened by malnutrition. Eight days after Yolanda struck, the childrens agency helped restore water to the city and hopes to assist in restoring safe water to more than 60 communities. The Philippine government re-opened schools in the area on December 2, and principals and educators were already working to help children resume learning even in the absence of books and classrooms. All over the country, communities are working together to clean schools; 193 classroom-sized tents have been erected for close to 20,000 students, and over 50,000 children are benefitting from UNICEF school supplies. UNICEF is providing childfriendly tents for children and mother-baby tents staffed with trained volunteers are there to help children process the pain of their experiences. UNICEF

December 16-22, 2013

UNICEF exec lauds Pinoys resilience

MEMBERS OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF ORMOC BAY AND ST. THERESE COLLEGE BATCH 1992 pose with pupils at the Mahayag ES in Ormoc City after distributing books in the school. Children, alongside women, PWDs and senior citizens, are considered the most vulnerable sector of society in times of war and calamities. Hence, the special focus on them by concerned agencies like UNICEF, Rotary clubs and other NGOs.

PAL spreads Christmas cheer

Philippine Airlines, through its PAL Foundation, recently hosted a Christmas party for children-victims of typhoon Yolanda now temporarily housed at the Tent City in Villamor Airbase. The event featured parlor games, story-telling activity, and giving of gifts. Players of Barangay Ginebra San Miguel, PAL pilots and flight attendants, and columnist/ host Cito Beltran also volunteered to join the event. PR

Cebu Pac slashes 75% off for 2014 travel

CEBU PACIFIC Air (PSE:CEB) offers a 75% off seat sale on all its 33 domestic destinations, from December 13 to 16, 2013 or until seats last. This is for travel from January 1 to March 31, 2014. What better way to start 2014 than with exploring the Philippines. We encourage everyone to take advantage of Cebu Pacifics extensive network, which can take guests to some of the worlds best diving and surfing spots, as well as family-friendly and eco-adventure attractions, said CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog. Guests can book 75% off seats to any of the following destinations: Bacolod, Boracay (Caticlan), Busuanga (Coron), Butuan, Cagayan de Oro, Camiguin, Cauayan (Isabela), Cebu, Clark, Cotabato, Davao, Dipolog, Dumaguete, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Legaspi, Laoag, Manila, Naga, Ozamiz, Pagadian, Puerto Princesa, Roxas, San Jose (Mindoro), Siargao, Surigao, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Tawi-Tawi, Tuguegarao, Virac and Zamboanga. CEBs newest route between Davao and Bacolod is also included in the seat sale. Travel period is from January 25, 2014, when the route is launched, until May 31, 2014. Meanwhile, CEB also offers great deals on select international routes, for travel from January 15 to April 30, 2014. Up for grabs are P99 seats from Manila to Osaka or Guangzhou. P699 seats are also available for flights from Manila to Phuket, Kota Kinabalu or Xiamen; from Cebu to Bangkok; and, from Clark or Iloilo to Hong Kong. Those traveling from Manila, Cebu or Clark to Singapore can also buy P1,499 seats. The same goes for those traveling from Manila to Bangkok, Siem Reap or Hong Kong. PR

US SECRETARY OF STATE VISITS TACLOBAN. US State Secretary John Kerry visited Tacloban City this week to see for himself the state of the citys devastation and recovery. He is seen here convesing with Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and cousing, Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez and Secretary of National Defence Voltare Gazmin. Malacaang Photo/Marcelino Pascua


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