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FEBRUARY 17-23, 2014

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Ormoc gets P 102-M from natl rehabilitation funds


BY LAlAINE M. JImENEA

Citys own calamity funds will be used for repair of City Hall
ORMOC CITY gets P 102-million from the national governments P 4-billion rehabilitation fund, this was relayed by councilor Pedro Godiardo Ebcas to colleagues during their caucus on Thursday, February 20. This is on top of the citys P 93-million calamity funds accrued from the year 2010 up to 2013, a bulk which would be used to repair the badly damaged City Hall. For 2014, Ormoc City has an estimated P 41-million in calamity funds based on the proposed annual budget of more than P 800-million. The money was ready for release to the city on Friday, February 21. Senator Panfilo Ping Lacson, who was put on top of the Yolanda rehabilitation efforts, was in Leyte that day. Ebcas said the funds are for the repair of the public market, the Superdome, and the citys district health centers. However, since the public market was already repaired from city funds, he said they are asking that the funds allocated for it be used to repair the Ormoc City Hospital, a maternity and childrens facility built during the previous mayors time. It was not yet finished when Yolanda slammed the city on November 8 and set its construction back. It is also currently the center of a controversy after the former consultant of the city, Engr. Raoul Santos, wrote city officials after the typhoon that it was unfair to blame him for collapse of some of its structures. He said his designs were changed during the execution of the construction, weakening parts of its structure. The council is fast-tracking the passage of an authority for Mayor Edward Codilla to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with regards to the use of the P 102-million. The MOA will set the terms of engagement between the City and
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US Congressmen visit Yolanda-stricken village


PALO, LEYTE United States Ambassador Philip Goldberg and eight US congressmen were at the village of San Jose, this town, to see how the World Food Programme and its partners were distributing US aid and how it was impacting on the lives of Yolanda victims. The US congressmen were Ed Royce of California, Steve Chabot of Oklahoma, Brad Sherman of California, Joe Wilson of South Carolina, Madeleine Bordallo of Guam, Randy Weber of Texas, Joseph P. Kennedy of Minnesota, and Luke Messer of Indiana. Congressman Ed Royce said he was particularly interested to hear how the amendment he recently introduced to the US law governing foreign relief aid was helping the victims. Dan Suther of the USAID said the amendment has helped a lot
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WFP country director Praveen Agrawal (leftmost) briefs delegation head Rep. Ed Royce of California and other delegates of the scope of Yolandas destruction using a map of Leyte plastered on the wall of the house of barangay chairman Reynaldo Baltazar (at Royces back). On their backs are Dan Suther of USAID and Rep. Brad Sherman, also from California.

Brgy. chairmans son nabbed for shabu


THE SON of a barangay chairman in this city and an employee at the City Agricultural Services Office here was nabbed by city cops in a buy-bust operation at a pension house here at around 8:30 in the morning of Thursday, February 19. The suspect identified himself as Wilbert Ryan Rios, 25, and the son of Wilfredo Rios, barangay chairman of Brgy. Lao. The barangay chairman of Lao is a known supporter of the Codilla family. Confiscated from the suspects possession were a packet of suspected shabu and the smaller packet that the Ormocs operative bought during the buy-bust operations. The bust was headed by Ch. Insp. Ibrahim Jambiran, chief of police of the police station one. Jambiran said they had been tailing the suspect for a time now. The suspect, on the other hand, said he was just a user not a pusher. He added that he was with a Kit Sacay in the room at the pension house when the police barged in, but kept silent if Sacay was a policeman. He said the drugs belonged to Sacay and not from him and he was wondering why he was the Photo shows the suspect, Wilbert Ryan Rios, 25 as he pleads with Ch. Insp. Ibrahim Jambiran to set him free. Inset: the drugs taken from his possession.
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4th LED has 10,000 GI sheets for school buildings; gets P 607-M for 2014 projects
ORMOC CITY Engr. Lino Gonzales, district engineer of the 4th Leyte Engineering District of the Department of Public Work and Highways, said they recently received 10,000 pieces of GI sheets from the central office for roofing of school buildings in the district scalped by Typhoon Yolanda. Gonzales said the GI sheets should be enough to put roof over damaged schools in the district. However, but they cannot immediately work on it because they are still waiting for the umbrella nails and tux screws to arrive. They also have not received any funds yet which would pay for the labor, but had the assurance of the central office it would be arriving soon. With regards to fast-tracking the roofing of school buildings as classes have been extended up to April, Gonzales said they are open to a partnership with the community to hasten work. He said the community could provide the nails, tux screws and labor if they are in a hurry to have their schools repaired, however, they have to make a formal request and only the school principal will be allowed to withdraw the materials. Engr. Lino Gonzales said that except for the schools and the Panilahan Bridge, public infrastructures under DPWH supervision sustained minimal damage. In fact, only a few GI sheets were blown away in their office compound while the neighboring city engineering office was totally damaged. For 2014, the 4th LED has been allocated P 607-million for its regular and ongoing projects. P 305-million, he said, goes to the continued development of the Ormoc Diversion Road, a project that Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez lobbied for during her first term. The funding, he said, already includes the construction of a bridge. Except for three or four landowners who are contesting the DPWHs right-of-way claim, Gonzales said 80% of the non-problematic areas are now finished. The disputes are now lodged at their legal office, said Gonzales, who added the said landowners are not against the project but are asking for better compensation. Other major road projects that are being worked on in his district are the continuing NOW SHOWING @ road concreting of the MeridaLundag-Isabel road and the Matag-ob-Palompon road, Feb. 14-20, 2014 aside from the widening of the national highways. He added that the Domonar-Palompon road is now passable. Rep. Gomez, he added, is lobbying for its cementing as it is the shortest route from Ormoc, the gateway to Eastern Visayas from Cebu, to the town of Palompon which is a major tourist destination in the region. Palompon is where the already famed Kalanggaman Islet is. Three European cruise ships have made a stopover on next (Feb. 21-27) the islet in the past six months, as part of their Asian cruises seeking virgin destinations. *Showings could change without prior notice. By the time congressFOR INQUIRIES: woman Lucy Torres-Gomez CALL TEL NOS. 561-6445; ends her second term, almost 255-3273 all roads in the fourth district Befriend STAR THEATER ORMOC would be cemented, Gonza(A-MALL) on FaceBook les said. By LMJ for updates and screening

NEWS

February 17-23, 2014

Cari, Hilongos officials breaks ground for bay walk project, completion target in 175 days
BY JHAY GASpAr
HILONGOS, LEYTE - A groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed Hilongos bay walk was held at the coastal area of Brgy. Western, Hilongos, Leyte on February 21 (Friday). Present were 5th Leyte Rep. Jose Carlos L. Cari, Mayor Albert Villahermosa, 5th district provincial board members Emmanuel Gasis and Florante Junjun Cayunda, who represented Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla. They were welcomed to the groundbreaking site by barangay chairwoman Miguela Gabisan. The blessing was officiated by parish priest Antonio Gaviola. In her welcome message, Gabisan acknowledged the bay walk project as a remarkable achievement for Hilongos and pledged to support the LGU for this. The reclamation of Brgy. Western coastal area, she said, will protect residents from huge [sea] waves especially during typhoons. However, she pleaded to minimize the displacement of residents as much as possible during the construction process. In her meeting with them, she said, residents expressed their concern about where to dock their fishing boats when the bay walk is finished and that she has already addressed the issue. The proposed bay walk is nationally funded and will be 210 linear meters long, said assistant 5th LED engineer Eusebio Kulas. Target period of completion is 175 days. Cong. Jose Carlos Cari, for his part, said that the Hilongos bay walk is just one of this years numerous projects in the 5th district. Other projects include construction of 2,300 linear meters of drainages

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Hilongos Mayor Albert Villahermosa and guests pose for posterity at the site of the groundbreaking. Below, Rep. Jose Carlos L. Cari enumerates his dreams for Hilongos. around Hilongos municipal streets, road widening of the highway from Tacloban to Baybay and the establishment of artificial reefs in three barangays in Hilongos with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the provincial government as its implementing agency. Cari added that he is now planning how to sustain these projects for the succeeding years. Cong. Cari said that despite some netizens skeptical about the proposed bay walk, the project is now seeing realization. Cong. Cari also mentioned that they are currently negotiating with the World Bank for the asphalt overlaying of the national road that connects Baybay and Bato. But it has to be widened into four lanes first like what they did in Abuyog to Baybay road which is now wide and safe. The Congressman is even considering the idea of including Mahaplag-Hilongos road in the said project, pero inig 2016 nalang, ako napud nang isaad para inyo napud kong iboto, he jokingly said. Hilongos Mayor Albert Villahermosa, on his part, said that the project is in line with his desire for Hilongos to Soar High. The i in this guiding principle stands for infrastructure innovation, he said. Villahermosa repeatedly thanked Cong. Cari nga maoy naghatag ug katumanan sa atong pangandoy. He recalled that it was on May 3, 2013, the last day of campaign period, when Cong. Cari announced that someday magtukod ta ug bay walk which surprised him. Little did he know that the Congressman already has vision for the Hilongos that made Cari courageously announce the construction of the bay walk. Mayor Villahermosa forecasts a boom of tourism as a major economic impact of the soon-to-be bay walk. It will also serve as an access point for the new Hilongos commercial market. Aside from the baywalk, Hilongos also has many other ongoing projects such as the River control in Salug river, farm to market roads and a P 60-million irrigation system project where its bidding had just been finished. There is also an ongoing manufacturing of 50 potpot, a livelihood program of the Department of Labor and Employment coursed through the LGU.

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Two young men found salvaged


ALBUERA, LEYTE Two youngsters were found salvaged in separate locations last February 16 and 18. The first body was at Brgy. Masarayao in Kananga, Leyte last February 16 while the second one was found early morning of February 18 at Brgy. Tinag-an, this town. Two other bodies were also reportedly found during the period, one at the town of Isabel and another at Merida but this has yet to be confirmed, as of press time. The bullet-riddled body found at Kananga was that of a young man, estimated age is 16 to 20 years old. He wore a yellow green shorts, no tshirt and estimated height is 54. Unlike the usual salvage victims found recently, he had no tattoo. Here in Albuera, the municipal police station here received a call from the 78th IB that a dead body was found along the highway of Brgy. Tinag-an. Cops led by police chief Sr. Insp. Edwin Oloan responded to the report. They found the body with a shot to his head, nape of his neck and bruises all over his body. The police surmised that he was shot dead on site after they recovered empty shells of a cal. 45 nearby. Just like the victim found in Kananga, he also had no T-shirt on. He had a tattoo Altayda on his back. The victim identified one day later by relatives as one Marvin Restituto, 19 years old, and a resident of Cogon in Ormoc City. First to identify him was his uncle Alexander Paton-og who said he came after hearing news of a young man who was salvaged. He said they were looking for his nephew who has not been home for days already. He was shocked to see the picture taken by the police and identified it as his lost nephew. One Romeo Matuguina arrived later to claim the body. Matuguina, a barangay councilor of Cogon, said he was the victims guardian since he was a young child. The victim was reportedly last seen alive on February 10 yet at Brgy. Lao where they were cutting coco lumber. The barangay councilor said the victim was accused by two people in the barangay of stealing and that was the last time he saw his nephew. The barangay councilor said his nephew was previously nabbed by the police for allegedly stealing cable wires at OSPA-Farmers Medical Center. He brought the victims body to Ormoc to have it autopsied and so he will have a decent burial. By Paul Libres

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City dads support Misamis resolution to reduce GSIS interest rates


THE CITY council this week passed a resolution supporting the move of the Misamis Occidental council asking the Government System Insurance Service (GSIS) to reduce its interest rates for all kinds of loans. The Misamis council urged GSIS general Manager Roberto Vergara to adopt strategies and peg their interest rates at six percent per annum for all kinds of loan. According to the GSIS website, each loan has different interest rates. The conso loan bears a 12% interest rate while the policy loan bears 8%. Emergency loans like calamity loans, however, only bear 6% interest .

Pag-Ibig, OCCCI to develop subdivision under special program for Yolanda victims
ORMOC CITY The Home Development Mutual Fund (HDMF), commonly called Pagibig by members, inked a memorandum of agreement with the homegrown Metro-Ormoc Community Multi-purpose Cooperative (OCCCI) this Wednesday (February 19) to develop a subdivision project under its special program for Yolandaaffected areas. Signatories to the MOA were Fermin Sta. Maria, Jr., vice-president of the Pagibig Home Lending program for the Visayas-Mindanao area; Juanito Eje, Pagibig senior vice-president for business development; Jose R. Mosquite, chief executive officer of OCCCI and Fr. Cornelio Amante, chairman of the OCCCI board of directors. Members of the OCCCI board and key officers of Pagibig witnessed the signing ceremony which ended up with a budol lunch to signify their unity. Fermin Sta. Maria said they are partnering with OCCCI to give access to affordable housing to its members. They will develop the proposed subdivision of OCCCI and open up housing loans to members with low interest rates than their regular rates, while easing up the requirements. They have even waived the equity

Council seeks audience with LEYECO anew; skeds various committee meet

CITY DADS here are inviting LEYECO V once again, if schedule permits it, to their caucus on Thursday, February 27, to shed light on the latest report they have submitted claiming some areas in Ormoc are now 100% energized. The councilors also committed to take it upon themselves to check with barangay chairmen where they are kagawad-incharge to verify the truthfulness of the report. It was noted that there were areas where a high percentage was reported but the councilors have been getting complaints from there. They would also want to know the timetable of the interior barangays. There is also the recurring question about the socalled contractors. Councilor Mario Rodriguez admitted that for power to be restored at their subdivision, they paid a contractor to help them. My concern is about barangays where the people are hard-up, will they also ask P 1,000 to P 1,500 per house from them?, he said. On the other hand, it will be a busy last week of February for the council. They are fast-tracking the passage of a resolution to authorize the mayor to sign a MOA with the national government as to the use of the P 102-million rehab funds. Dr. Mario Rodriguez, chair of the committee on health, will also hold a committee meeting on the proposed Anti-Dengue Ordinance. Councilor Tommy Serafica, chair of the committee on agriculture, has scheduled on Tuesday afternoon, a committee hearing on a proposed ordinance to support the implementation of the Organic Agriculture Act.

Inking the MOA are (seated, left to right) Fermin Sta. Maria, Jr., vice-president of the Pagibig Home Lending program for the Visayas-Mindanao area; Jose R. Mosquite, chief executive officer of OCCCI; Juanito Eje, Pagibig senior vice-president for business development and Fr. Cornelio Amante, chairman of the OCCCI board of directors. portion required of the debtor for those who get the low-cost housing units at P 450,000. OCCCI, meanwhile, will take care of collecting the premiums from their members and the loan repayments. OCCCI is one of the countrys biggest cooperative and has 10,600 regular members and 97,000 associate members. It has branches nationwide. Mosquite said he is happy that the partnership was established, considering that the proposed OCCCI subdivision has been in the making since 1997 yet. However, except for acquiring the land, its full development was not realized because of the lack of funding source. Pagibig, it was learned, has set aside P 15-billion for its special program for Yolanda victims. A briefing paper of the program states that it includes (1) private-public partnerships with top developers in developing housing projects, (2) interest-free home rehabilitation/reconstruction loans for the first six months of the loan then at subsidized interest rates for the next 1.5 years, (3) six-month grace period for new calamity loans, and (4) six-month moratorium on amortization payments for existing housing loans as well as short term loans of affected members. This special program is complemented by the regular programs, completing the Special Package that PagIBIG offers for its members: (5) calamity loan at 5.95% per annum, and (6) assistance to claim insurance proceeds for damaged houses of existing housing loans. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Swedish coop donates 30 green homes


ORMOC CITY Officers of We Effect, a Swedish cooperative, was in this city on Wednesday (February 19) to meet with beneficiaries and inspect the progress of their donation intended for the construction of 30 green homes at Brgy. Dolores, this city. The green homes are being constructed at the Metro-Ormoc Community Credit Cooperative (OCCCI) subdivision site. We Effect coursed their P 4.5 million donation through the National Confederation of Cooperatives (Coop-NATCCO). The green homes, made of mixed concrete, steel and bamboo, were designed by Engr. Elizar Baares of Coop-NATTCO and are said to withstand wind strength up to 300 kilometers per hour. Engr. Roger Calfoforo, project engineer of the project, said each unit cost P 150,000.00. The house is a green home because it does not use wood and used to reinforce the concrete walls are treated bamboo woven into a mat before plastering is applied. For posts and purlins, it uses steel trusses which are interlocked from the floor to the rafters making it a monolithic structure. He said it was the houses monolithic design that makes it sturdy to withstand 300 kph winds. It was also learned that OCCCI provided the site for the We Effect housing donation. More houses can be accommodated on the donated site, if more funds come. The land, however, is not free. The beneficiaries will pay P 700.00 a month to OCCCI after a grace period for 10 years to acquire full ownership of the house and lot. The beneficiaries, it was further learned, are members of OCCCI of good standing and who are among the poorest of the poor. Priority was given to members whose houses were totally damaged by Typhoon Yolanda and are located at coastal areas. They have also signified their intention to co-manage the housing project as a housing cooperative, a condition of We Effect. The beneficiaries are also actively involved in constructing the house as their sweat equity. Engr. Calfoforo said that the women mat the bamboos while the men do the masonry. The sweat equity is important to gauge the interest of the beneficiaries in pursuing their dream of owning their own house and lot and running it as a housing cooperative. On the other hand, Anne Rogeman, country director of We Effect said it was the first time they visited Leyte Province. While on the way to Ormoc from Tacloban City, she said, they were very shocked and very quiet in the car after seeing the

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Picture at left shows the green home as the recipients work on it. Below (left), We Effect regional country director Anne Rogeman tries her hand at weaving a bamboo lath which is usually done by female members of the family as part of their sweat equity. With her is Jessica Sotto, We Effect country director for the Philippines At the extreme right is Marcus Pearson, country regional director of We Effect. Below right, the men putting up the wire mesh which helps fortify the concrete.

devastation of Yolanda. Seeing the green home on their arrival and the hopeful faces of the beneficiaries, Rogeman said it lifted their spirits and made us more hopeful happier and that there is a future for you. She added, We hope we can do more than we have done and will try to raise more money, pointing out the site visit was crucial to their donation drive as donors would want to know the progress of the project. Marcus Pearson, country regional

director, on his part said briefly that he can only concur with Rogemans words. I am amazed on how you have recovered and really impressed about how they were able to mobilize everything. You see in the eyes of the recipients the hopefulness and proudness to have a safe home, knowing they dont have to be afraid of the next storm. Jessica Sotto, Philippine country director of We Effect, said the intervention they are doing in donating the 30 green homes is just a start. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

We are stronger as a group than an individual. Think in a cooperative and communal way, set up local food hubs and create growing communities. Arthur Potts Dawson

February 17-23, 2014

Dear SMART Communications


BEFORE I get to my open letter to SMART Communications, allow me first to greet Mayor Carmen L. Cari of Baybay City a many happy returns of the day. Today (February 23) is her natal day. Instead of the usual bash and in keeping with the hard times, the mayor decided to do away with the partying and instead gifted her constituents with a medical mission. Happy Birthday, Maam Carmen!
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Sense of the end


WE NEED to develop a sense of the end. This is unavoidable and indispensable. Even in our ordinary affairs, we take it for granted that we ought to have some idea of the end or purpose in mind before we move. When we travel, for example, we first identify the destination, and then from there prepare ourselves accordinglywhat to bring, how to dress, etc. A student, reviewing for an exam, would try to figure out the likely points that would come out, and from there start to organize his study. I remember that in the world of business, a popular theory was that of Management By Objective (MBO) that precisely highlights the importance of the sense of the end. The end gives us a global picture and sheds light on the present. It guides us. It gives us a sense of confidence and security. It reassures us that we are on the right track, that we are doing well. The sense of the end motivates us to make plans always, to be thoughtful and anticipative of things. It teaches us also a sense of order and priority. It motivates us to set goals, make schedules and the prudent use of time. Ultimately, it helps us to distinguish between the essential and the non-essential in our life. A person who does not have a sense of the end is obviously an anomaly. He tends to be lazy and prone to his personal weaknesses, to drift off aimlessly and lose control of his life. Such person is usually called a bum, a tramp or a vagrant. Since we all somehow pass through this stage, lets hope that the phase be as short as possible, and that our reaction to it should produce the opposite effect of precisely taking the duty to develop this sense of the end more seriously. There, of course, are some complicated people who philosophize too much by saying that we can never know the end, and so, they ask how can we develop a sense of the end? This kind of thinking is pure sophistry that can easily be dumped by the mere use of common sense. Its true that we may never know everything about the end, but its not true that we cannot know enough about the end of anything. Thats why we can only talk about a sense of the end, since it is a dynamic affair that has known and unknown, absolute and relative, constant and changing elements involved. We are not dealing with mere mathematics and mechanical things alone in this life. There are spiritual and other intangible things involved that necessarily would require us to be continuously open to anything and discerning, flexible and focused. And so, what we instinctively do in our daily ordinary affairs, we should also do, and, in fact, do it as best as we can, in the ultimate dimensions of our life. Here we have to be guided by our core beliefs that should penetrate beyond the material, temporal and worldly aspects into the realm of the spiritual, eternal and supernatural. In this regard, for those of us who are Christian believers, the model to follow is Christ. From childhood, he already knew what his whole earthly life was all about. He never deviated from that path. I do nothing of myself, but
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We know we are already old when more and more people we know depart for the Blue Yonder. It makes you wonder whens my turn?. This week, we lost another family member, the eldest brother of my husband. He is Alan Jimenea who was an agriculturist at the City Agricultural Services Offices here. When we visited his wake at St. Peters Chapel, we saw another friend William Sia Sr. in another chapel. He finally succumbed to his disease and my heart could only go out to his young, beautiful daughter who would sometimes come with him to the house. He used to take care of our car registrations. Then, I was sad to read on Facebook today about the demise of Ernesto Boboy Rojas. He was the manager of St. Peters and reportedly suffered a heart attack. He was just around my age, I think. Buen Viaje to all of you Dear SMART, I have been a long time subscriber of your cellular service. I think I had been a subscriber for more than a decade now, retaining my old number through all the post-paid plans I enrolled in every two years. I had no complaints about your service until around two weeks after Yolanda hit Ormoc. Since then, your service has been lousy. I went to your Ormoc office and was told to be patient. Accordingly, you still had to repair your facility or tower or whatchamacallit atop Zenaidas Chateau. I was told that until that thing there is repaired, people living in the city proper would continue to have weak signal. I was taught to change my settings from automatic LTE/WCDA mode to just the simple GSM, whatever these initials mean, to get a stronger signal but it has not improved the performance of the texts I send and calls I make. I have been patient, really. It has been two weeks since I went to your office personally, and its been almost three months since weve been experiencing this bad signal. And I am not alone. Since signal went bad, weve had instances of texts that are not even received by the recipient. Just yesterday, I had to reset my phone late afternoon because I was wondering why my cellphone was strangely inactive. True enough, when it restarted, messages came after the other. One became a lost opportunity. I could not go to an invitation because I got the text late. Many of my friends tell me my phone is always cannot be reached, which is a wonder to me because my phone is always on, 24 hours a day. And we live in the Ormoc City proper
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Scrubbed memories
WE HAVE a grand memory for forgetting, said the best president the US never had. Adlai Stevensons crack comes to mind as we mark the 28th anniversary of People Power. Without bloodshed, Filipinos shattered the 14-year Marcos dictatorship . The Edsa model has been replayed abroad. Czechoslovakias Velvet Revolution smothered communist rule. Ecuadors noise barrage sent its president packing. Lebanons Cedar Revolution forced Syrian troops out. Even the Arab Spring has not failed, the Economist asserts. Not a Middle East single country became a stable democracy over the last three years. True. But this fact ignores the long winter before... Most Arabs do not want to turn the clock back -- where the dictators brothers and the first ladys cousins cream the best businesses. The Arab spring is better described as an awakening from old deadening dictatorships. The journey may take decades. But it is welcome. Under the New Society, the Philippines became a gulag of safe houses. Citizens were tortured, maimed and salvaged there, Amnesty International noted. The Metropolitan Intelligence Security group ruled as Marcos torture chamber. It was one of the best things that happened, Imelda declared. Tayo ang nagligtas ng demokrasya. There are more ironies. The revolt left communists wringing their hands in their safe houses. The Ilocos looked the other way resulting in a bizzare bed fellowship thats never been adequately explained.. Clad in fatigues, Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. harangued KBL partisans from a Malacaang porch as People Power surged. A day later, hed be bundled into Hawaiian exile with family and cronies. Today, 57-year old Senator Marcos sneers at Edsa as the five-percent revolution Hes also mired in the pork barrel scam. The Marcoses tried to scrub blank a nations memory about executions, torture to theft. The first step in liquidating a people is to erase its memory, historian Milan Hubl cautions. Kleptocracys beneficiary can speak freely, due to liberties that People Power restored. Bongbong itches to run for the presidency in 2016 --- after being slammed by the US Federal Court (9th circuit) with a US$353.6 thousand fine for trying to smuggle out paintings and artwork held in evidence. Then Mayor Joseph Estrada hunkered down in San Juan, itching for Marcos troops to plaster the rebels. Hes the only Philippine president ever convicted for plunder. As Manila mayor today, Erap vouched for his son Jinggoy enmeshed in the pork scam. Bang in ama kabang, in anak niya mayan tundukan, the Tausug proverb says. If the father is spotted, the son will be speckled. Ousted by People Power 2, Estrada called for crowds to spring him from the clink. Erap assumed People Power could be whistled up. I can call spirits from the deep, Shakepeares Glendower boasted, to which Hotspur replied: Or so can any man. But will they come when you do call for them? None came for Erap. In response to Jaime Cardinal Sins appeal, people massed from 22 to 25 February. They saved Juan Ponce Enrile from Marcos fury for plotting to take over. Cory had been cheated massively in his Cagayan bailiwick, Enrile said in Edsas afterglow. But in later elections, Enrile apologized to Ilocano voters for People Power. Will amnesia save him from todays plunder charges lodged with the Ombudsman? To the end, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shivered at People Powers capacity to bring her corrupt regime down. In hospital detention today, GMA wonders, like pork cam queen Janet Napoles, what next? Two hours after the Marcoses and cronies scrambled aboard escape helicopters, Journalist Lin Neumann wandered into hurriedly vacated Malacaang bedrooms. I still recall the sweet odor rising from flagoons of Chanel No.5 and Joy perfume left behind in the rush to pack jewels and other valuables... Emerging from the palace, it was impossible not to be moved by people kneeling, praying the rosary... A peaceful four-day revolt toppled a dictatorship that once seemed impregnable. In the run-up to the revolt, Neumann recalled bumping into Minister Jose Jolly Benitez at Manila Hotels bar. How did you guys lose control? she asked. And a tipsy Benitez spat out: Nuns. How could we know those f***ing nuns were going to sit on the ballot boxes? Benitez then launched a crude string of epithets, took another swig and added: There is no way out for Marcos. We dont know what
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February 17-23, 2014

RP figure skater earns raves in Sochi Winter Olympics


NOBODY GAVE the Filipino bet in the Sochi, Russia Winter Olympics a Chinamans ghost of a chance to make it, let alone to qualify, in the prestigious event of figure skating. This particular event was always won and ruled by such countries in the Western hemisphere as Canada, the United States, Russia, Germany, Italy and even Japan. All of these nations have winters to indulge in this sport. The only way by which Filipino bet, Michael Christian Martinez, could indulge in ice skating is the venue found at the SM Manila. How could anybody in the tropics compete in a field good only for those who live where snow and ice abound all over? The closest to a temperate zone is Baguio, but even that, Baguio cannot have snow. For a Pinoy to play ice skating, he must have more than talent. He must have a heart and determination much more than that with nerves of steel. He started though with a seeding of No. 30 the lowest rank in the semi-finals- but after making the preliminaries, he is now rated No. 19, as of 15 Feb 2014. The jump of 11 points is not a fluke. It can only mean that the youngster he is only 17 years old - has the makings of a great athlete. So that he will have the proper impetus, the drive to propel him to stardom is if our government will now gift him with a million bucks. This kind of encouragement will make his body system the gumption to work out his adrenalin to high gear. This corner will be happier if he is a relative. Only a family historian can trace the blood line. Considering that he was seriously injured in the course of his practices, he must have the correct drive to grab a crown in the future. As outlined in the Philstar issue of 18 Feb 2014, his injuries were: 1) he was cut in the thigh by a skate blade in 2009; 2) he tore two ligaments in his ankle in 2011; 3) he tore the medial collateral ligament in his knees in 2012; 4) he fractured his ankle last year. Last Thursday night, proud Filipinos saw the gangly 17-year-old deliver a dazzling performance that sent him into the final round of the mens figure skating competition at the Iceberg Skating Palace. Performing to the tune of A Time for Us from the movie Romeo & Juliet, Martinez passionately executed his routine in the short program and impressed with his musicality, flexibility and mostly clean spins to earn 64.81 points. According to an AP dispatch, The gangly kid with the mop of black hair had to, because this has been his life ever since he walked by the rink in the Manila mall at the age of 9 , saw the skaters, and declared to his mother (Maria Teresa Martinez) that this was something he wanted to do. Considering that the Philippines is a Third World country, typhoon-frequented and all ice in the country are artificial. Ice skating are in malls created more for recreation and not for training. Because of this feat, we are now the first country in the whole of Southeast Asia to enter in this prestigious figure skating competition. No doubt we will be seeing more of him in the next Winter Olympics four years from 20014 or 2018 where the venue is South Korea. The same source even says that the mother bewailed the reality that their home had already been mortgaged to pay for his skating. Philanthropist Manuel V. Pangilinan came to the rescue with a bonus check in the sum of $10,000, roughly P500,000. At this point in time, maybe Pres. P-Noy, after seeing the performance of skater Martinez, will also dip into his pocket for another $10,000 or a larger one like a million. Who knows? After all, Michael put the Philippines on top of the world. Think of the glamour and prestige this kind of news will make for the country. For sure, tourists will be coming in droves. This corner is doubly blessed because he is not only a kababayan but he might also be my blood relation.

Twins wanted
FOR SOME odd reasons, I have always wanted to have identical twins in the family but it is not in our genes. (This interest was revived upon learning that Maya and Sir Chief are having twins.) And so I was very excited when one of our sons had a beautiful girlfriend who was one of triplets (an additional bonus) and dreamt of having at least grandchildren who are twins. When they broke up, I was devastated - making my wife really amused. I understand that identical twins may have the exact same genes but their personalities are often different. Researchers believe that this is due to environmental factors altering the expression of genes, a process referred to as epigenetics. Even identical twins brought up in the same environment may deal with different life events, have different diets, or suffer from different illnesses. In fact, epigenetic variations may explain why one twin may get a disease such as breast cancer, while the other twin does not. Lets take a close look at some interesting facts about twins. 1. Mirror-Image twins. When a fertilized egg splits later in the embryonic stage than normal, mirror-image twins are the result. Some of their physical characteristics are typically reversed, hence the name mirror-image. For example, one twin may be right-handed, while the other twin is left-handed, or they may have specific facial features such as moles on opposite cheeks. 2. Twins can speak their own language. Twins create their own languages which are unintelligible to others. In fact, a study suggests that autonomous languages exist in as many as 40 percent of twins, though they often do not last long. The language typically consists of some invented words, a few sound-based expressions and a variation of the language being modeled by adults. This phenomenon isnt limited to twins, but can take place with close siblings. 3. Identical twins have different fingerprints. Although some of the whorls, loops and ridges are similar in the fingers of identical twins, the details are different, according to a study. Even twins that develop from one zygote occupy different positions in the womb, and the variations are enough to make a difference, researchers explain. 4. More twins than ever. The rate of twins is on the rise, according to research by the health statistics. Infertility treatments, which increase the rate of twins, account for a majority of the increase. In addition, women who are over the age of 30 are more likely to give birth to twins and the number of women in that age bracket giving birth has increased. 5. Dogs can differentiate between twins. Although its difficult for humans to differentiate between identical twins, this isnt the case for specially trained German Shepherds, who can pick up on scent variations between both identical and non-identical twins. This is true even if the siblings ate the same food and lived in the same house. The dogs used in the study were trained police dogs that were specifically used to identify scents in line-ups. 6. The taller the woman, the more likely for her to have twins. Scientists believe that it may be due to insulin-like growth factor, a protein that has been linked to both a higher percentage of birthing twins as well as increased height, as it stimulates the growth of some bone cells. I wonder if the main reason I would want twins now is to hasten the process of playing grandpa to the hilt!

MERCADO ... from P. 4


to do, then staggered off into the night. People Power restored freedoms. That was four decades ago. Did we cooperate by forgetting? Eight out of 10 students today barely recall the kangaroo trial of Benigno Aquino Jr. before Military Commission No. 2. Or why he was gunned down. Few recall that Juan Ponce Enrile and colonels, mostly from PMA class 72, staged repeated coups to unseat Cory. God Save the Queen, staged in November 1986, would have installed Enrile in power, reducing Corazon Aquino to a figurehead. So, we recall , compulsively perhaps, on the can scandalize usthat is, if we are truly living the life of Christ. The death of Christ on the cross precisely signifies his openness to everything in our earthly life. And his resurrection means his victory over any form of sin and evil, including death. Lets forge a sense of the end that truly corresponds to our nature and dignity. Email: roycimagala@gmail.com 28th anniversary of People Power, Maybe, our stories may offer insights, specially for those too young to remember. Forgetting embeds injustice. Falsification of history invites repeated abuse. It prevents healing. Systematic distortion of facts aborts essential reforms. Indeed, we forget at the cost of betrayal. Amnesia over past crimes reflects a weak sense of the nation and of the common good, Sociologist John Carroll writes in A Nation in Denial. Unless (the country reaffirms) those values, it may be condemned to forever wander in the valueless power plays among the elite.

The Gospel on Sunday


MARCH 2, 2014 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Matthew 6: 24 - 34 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink, nor about your body, what you shall put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add one cubit to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O men of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, `What shall we eat? or `What shall we drink? or `What shall we wear? For the Gentiles seek all these things; and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the days own trouble be sufficient for the day.

FR. ROY ... from P. 4


as the Father has taught me. (Jn 8,28) It would be good that as early as possible, we can also have the same mind of knowing what our whole life here on earth is all about, guided by our faith and the example of Christ. It is this faith, and not just some earthly science or art that assures of eternal life and joy. We have to be wary when our sense of the end is ruled only by temporal goals. To be sure, to have that Christian mindset does not lead us to develop rigid thinking and ways, to bigotry, intolerance and triumphalism, as some quarters have accused Christian believers even up to now. On the contrary, if we truly follow Christ, we would have a very open mind. We would be flexible and adaptable. We can accept anything and would know how to handle them. Nothing

Sometimes you have to let go of whats gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to whats coming next.

PEOPLE, PLACES

Tacloban designer presents Yolandific collect at London Fashion Week


By Vicky C. Arnaiz
TACLOBAN CITY Its surreal to be here, being at an exhibit in London Fashion Week. The genuine appreciation and attention the collection has been getting is still is surreal, said Tipay Caintic in an online interview. Born and raised in Tacloban City, 25-year old Caintics collection has been getting rave reviews and interviews by Kellie Morgan and Myleen Klass both of CNN and another one in News Arise of Sky Channel. Calling her collection Hell Knows No Wrath Like Yolanda at the International Fashion Show 2014 of London Fashion Week, young fashion designer Caintic made waves and moved fashion critics with her fresh collection. She said she first wrote the story behind the collection before doing her sketches. While the rest of Yolanda victims are still reeling in pain from the loss of lives, properties and in the blame game, young Filipino Designer Tipay Caintic used her Yolanda experience as an inspiration and showcased a collection that earned her the praise of British crowd and media. This collection is a reflection of what my hometown Tacloban City experienced during the Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) last November 8, 2013. It has six looks and each look is a stage that describes a certain feeling or theme during and after the typhoon. The devastation wrought by Yolanda is my inspiration here, Caintic said. The Yolanda experience is not one in the past, it is a current reality that my city is going through every single day, Caintic continued. The first stage of the collection is Downpour, how the surge, the black, dirty water swallowed the city of Tacloban. The Lines Are Cut is the next stage when during the storm, electricity and communication lines were cut and for days, not a single loved one can be reached. Next line was No One is Watching You. With the staggering magnitude of devastation, it seems no one was in charge. Blame Game follows, then Picking Up the Pieces and Blind Hope gave credit to the humanitarian organizations and countries of different colors and sizes that helped bring hope to all survivors. Such emotional lookbook was what Tipay Caintic presented for the event. Caintic is part of this years six young fashion designers from the Philippines, who exhibited their craftsmanship showcasing their talent, stories, advocacies and the traditional Philippine culture. The other talented designers sent to London are Adante Leyesa, Ken Samudo, Joel Escober, Jun Artajo and Olivia DAboville. After sending their portfolio, they were carefully chosen by the British Fashion Council. I specialized in Knitted Street wear. I like experimenting with different materials, but my main material is knitted pineapple fiber. For my IFS collection, I also used bamboo yarn, rubber silicone, acrylic and moulded plastic. This has a personal take on me, my family and even strangers during the typhoon, said Caintic about her creations in an online interview. She is a Iskolar ng Bayan and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communication at the University of the Philippines, Dilliman, Quezon City. After two years, this advertising graduate pursued her passion in design and enrolled at School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) Design Institute in Makati City and eventually became a scholar. It has always been my dream to be a designer even when I was in high school at the Philippine Science High School, Eastern Visayas Campus, Palo, Leyte. I am primarily an apparel designer but I also have an accessories collection, added Caintic.

Caintic was part of PEFTA (Preview Magazines Emerging Fashion Talent Awards) in 2012. She is grateful that PEFTA and SoFA endorsed her to IFS. This is her first time to be part of the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) in London. Her mother Maria Cristina Isiderio Caintic said her daughter Tipay is very passionate. She is very passionate with her work and would not sleep until she has finished designing or even sewing her creations. The collection she brought to London was done in less than a month, so that in itself is an achievement since she does not have regular sewers yet, the older Caintic said. The Philippines is one of the nearly 30 countries to showcase around 120 young and emerging designers work at London Fashion Week. The fashion showcase runs for ten days from February 12-23 at 180 The Strand, London. She was not in Tacloban City when typhoon Haiyan struck. She narrated that she was in Manila while the majority of her family, both mother and fathers side, were spread out all over Leyte. She recalls: The worst thing about not being in Tacloban during the typhoon came shortly after, when we heard nothing from every single loved one. 48 hours passed before one of the relatives was able to make contact. I heard my moms voice only after 4 days! The rest is bringing them to Manila and organizing relief operation for all relatives left behind. After taking in all what the family went through the devastation, it took Caintic two weeks to conceptualize her collection last December, shortly after she was informed to be part of the IFS in London. Production of the collection started on the first week of January. By the third week, it was finished and ready for the photo-shoot of the lookbook. On Monday of the first week of February, the collection was packed and sent via air courier to London, Caintic said. In the SoFA Facebook account, it made mention of encouraging people to buy the sample sale of Caintics creations, to help fund her trip to London last first week of February. For more of Tipays Caintics collection, log-on to her lookbook: http://www.flipsnack.com/bytipay/ftjld5im

VIEW FROM ORMOC ... from P. 4


which is not a dead spot. I am writing this not to whine, but ask that you please hurry on whatever repairs you can do. You owe it to us. When we cant pay on time, you punish us with a disconnection. What, pray, do we get from your end when it is you who cant come up with your end of the bargain? Hoping this will wake you up. Thank you. Sincerely, Lalaine M. Jimenea for myself and the thousands of other suffering SMART subscribers
Extrajudicial Settlement among Heirs NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late SULPICIA B. GEROBIESE re an Urban Land situated at Brgy. Tinago, Bato, Leyte under TD No. 06000500189 with Cad. Lot No. 1032 containing an area of 192 sq. m. covered by OCT No. P-95259 and an Urban Land situated at Brgy. Tinago, Bato, Leyte under TD No. 06000500190 with Cad. Lot No. 1085 containing an area of 120 sq. m. were extrajudicially settled among her sisters per Doc. No. 135; Page No. 29; Book No. 28; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. EV Mail February 17-23, 24-March 3, 3-9, 2014

A MUST HAVE FOR ORMOCANONS

Ormoc residents take pride in the achievements of their own. Here is a must-have and must-read for all. It is the story of Dr. Jaime Alonzo Yrastorza, son of one of Ormocs pioneering doctors Dr. Gregorio Yrastorza Sr. He is the older brother of former Leyte governor Adelina Inday Y. Larrazabal and Dr. Goring Yrastorza Jr. Now based in America, he is known here as Dr. Jimmy. The book is an interesting autobiography. A migrants tale, he details how he left his hometown to achieve the American Dream. He becomes a renowned maxillofacial surgeon. A rolling stone who never lets moss gather, Dr. Jimmy would found Uplift Internationale, Inc., an internationally well-known humanitarian organization. He has led various missions to the country and Ormoc City as his way of giving back to the land of his birth. Let his book be part of your collection!

S & Happenings
Cebu Pacific has a new Airbus

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GUAM ORGANIZATIONS DONATE TO ODH VIA SMART COMMUNICATIONS. Various organizations in Guam donated medical supplies to the Ormoc District Hospital (ODH) on Friday, February 21, through Smart Communications Inc. Present to witness the turnover were Leyte vice governor Carlo Loreto and 4th district provincial board member Mesias Arevalo. The donations came from Medshare International, People of Guam, Filipino Community of Guam, Guam Telephone Authority, MAP International, Guam Regional Medical City, Ayuda Foundation, National Logistics Inc., American President Lines and Smart Communications itself. By Paul Libres PHOTOS SHOW THE DPWH CONSTRUCTED BUNKHOUSES at Brgy. Can-untog intended for families to be relocated from Ormocs coastal areas. Another priority are those squatting on government land. Due for turnover on February 21, it was postponed to March 8, said recipient Vicente and Werdita Estremos in an interview. They are from Sitio Dahlia at F. Ablen Street in Brgy. Cogon. Engr. Lino Gonzales, district engineer, said the bunkhouses were constructed by DPWH accredited contractors in Regions 4-A and 10. The central office had to get contractors from other regions to work on it, knowing fully well that the local contractors were hobbled by Yolanda. He said these would be turned over to the City Social Welfare and Development Office that was in-charge of identifying the beneficiaries. Ideally, each bunkhouse should only have a maximum of five people, hence extended families who used to live together under one roof gets a bunkhouse each. Then they will also be given a housing unit each on the permanent relocation site. Gonzales said these bunkhouses are just temporary living quarters. At Can-untog, there are 288 units. Each row house of 24 units has common comfort room facilities and cooking area. By Jose Sanro C. Jimenea

CEBU PACIFIC (PSE:CEB), took delivery of the first of three Airbus A330 aircraft it will receive for the year. CEBs brand-new AirbusA330 arrived at the NAIA Airport today, February 21, 2014. CEB is due to take delivery of two additional Airbus A330s in May and August 2014. By end of 2014, the airline will be utilizing five widebody Airbus A330 aircraft for its long haul operations. With this delivery, CEB now operates a fleet of 50 aircraft comprised of 10 Airbus A319, 29 Airbus A320, 3 Airbus A330 and 8 ATR-72 500 aircraft. Between 2014 and 2021, Cebu Pacific will take delivery of 13 more Airbus A320, 30 Airbus A321neo, and 3 Airbus A330 aircraft. PR

100 days after, Moving Forward


TACLOBAN CITY A post-disaster forum 100 Days After, Moving Forward will be held at the Liceo del Verbo Divino here on February 26, Wednesday, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Architect Jun Palafox and other speakers will present Building Back Better Safer, Smarter Sustainable Communities & Cities of the Future. The various speakers will also share their experience, expertise and recommendations to form a platform of collaboration to fill in the gaps & avoid duplication. The forum was organized by the PAX of Philippine Alliance of XSeminarians.

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Opportunities for Ormoc Chamber members


ORMOC CHAMBER president Atty. Nolito Quilang issued an advisory to members that OXFAM, an international humanitarian aid organization, has signified its interest to coordinate with chamber members. They expressed their desire to prefer local suppliers of the many supplies and materials they need For everyones info, they are looking at supplies in large quantities and they are also looking at services like truck rentals and even printing services., Quilang said. The linkage between the Ormoc Chamber and OXFAM was established by past president Iigo Larrazabal who had a meeting with top officials of the organization. For those interested, please contact Ms. Eva Ntegedhzaala of OXFAM at e mail: entege-dhizaala@oxfam.org.uk or CP Numbers - 09177684588; 09215512402, Quilang further said. OXFAM will be happy if you will inform them that you are a member of Ormoc Chamber and you are responding to the call for interest in supplying them what they need, Quilang said. He also thanked the immediate past president for his active involvement in post-Yolanda strategies and for promoting the interest of Ormoc private sector.

c/o EV Mail Ormoc City

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City CIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM-11-00023 CV For: RECOVERY OF POSSESSION OF PROPERTY WITH PRAYER FOR ISSUANCE OF WRIT OF REPLEVIN AND DAMAGES WITH ALTERNATIVE PRAYER FOR SUM OF MONEY AND DAMAGES ORMOC DYNOLENDERS CORP. THRU REUBEN G. SY (Branch Manager), -versusJOMAR C. CO AND JUL C. CO, AND/OR JOHN DOE OR JANE DOE, X-------------------/ ORDER On February 6, 2014 an order was issued by this court granting the motion for publication filed by plaintiff Ormoc Dynolenders Corporation in the above-mentioned case. To effect the publication of the matters indicated in the aforementioned Order, let a copy of the same be endorsed to the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional trial Court, Ormoc City, in accordance with provision of PD 1079. For this purpose the Clerk of Court is directed to make such endorsement. SO ORDERED. ORMOC CITY, Philippines, January 14, 2014. (Sgd.) RENE D. ROMERO, JR. Presiding Judge Copy Furnished: Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Ormoc City RDRJ/ gcpm Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City February 14, 2014 ATTY. PAMELA S. OLIVER Clerk of Court VI Office of the Clerk of Court Regional Trial Court Ormoc City, Leyte Madam: Pursuant to the Order of this Honorable Court dated February 14, 2014, I am respectfully forwarding to your good office the endorsement for publication together with the Order of this court dated February 6, 2014. Kindly acknowledge receipt hereof. (Sgd.) GARCIANA CONSUELO P. MIOZA Clerk of Court IV Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City M-ORM-11-00023-CV FOR: RECOVERY OF POSSESSION OF PROPERTY WITH PRAYER FOR ISSUANCE OF WRIT OF WRIT OF REPLEVIN AND DAMAGES WITH ALTERNATIVE PRAYER FOR SUM OF MONEY AND DAMAGES ORMOC DYNOLENDERS CORP., THRU REUBEN G. SY (Branch Manager), Plaintiff, -versusJOMAR C. CO AND JUL C. CO AND/OR JOHN DOE OR JANE DOE, Defendants. X----------------------------X ORDER On January 14, 2014 the court ordered the dismissal of this case for failure of plaintiff to prosecute the case for unreasonable length of time pursuant to Rule 17 of the Rules of Court. On January 21, 2014, plaintiff filed an Urgent/Ex-Parte Motion for Reconsideration with Motion for Publication. As regards the motion for reconsideration on the order dated January 14, 2014, the court finds the explanation of plaintiff on their failure to proceed with the prosecution of this case to be sufficient. Given that the plaintiff is still very much interested in the prosecution of this case and in the interest of substantial justice, the order dated January 14, 2014 is hereby cancelled and set aside. With respect to the Motion for Publication the court finds the grounds cited in the instant motion to be in accord with Sec. 14 of Rule 14 of the Rules of Court, the court hereby grants the said motion. Let summons and the copy of the complaint against defendants be served through publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Leyte once a week for three consecutive weeks. SO ORDERED. Ormoc City, Philippines, February 6, 2014. (Sgd.) RENE D. ROMERO, JR. Presiding Judge Copy Furnished: Atty. Jasper M. Lucero, Ormoc City Reuben G. Sy, Branch Manager, Ormoc Dynolenders Corp., Ormoc City Jomar C. Co, Brgy. Talige, Abuyog, Leyte Jul C. Co, Brgy. Talige, Abuyog, Leyte RDRJ/gcpm Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City CIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM-11-00023-CV

NOTICES
For: RECOVERY OF POSSESSION OF PROPERTY WITH PRAYER FOR ISSUANCE OF WRIT OF REPLIVEN AND DAMAGES WITH ALTERNATIVE PRAYER FOR SUM OF MONEY AND DAMAGES ORMOC DYNOLENDERS CORP Thru REUBEN G. SY (Branch Manager), Plaintiff, -versusJOMAR C. CO AND JUL C. CO AND/ OR JOHN DOE OR JANE DOE, Defendants x-----------------------/ SUMMONS TO: JOMAR C. CO Brgy. Talige, Abuyog, Leyte JUL C. CO Brgy. Talige, Abuyog, Leyte GREETINGS: You are hereby required, within, fifteen (15) days after service of this summons upon you, to file with this Court and serve on the plaintiff your answer to the complaint, copy of which is attached, together with the annexes. You are reminded of the provision in the IBP-OCA memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated march 12, 2002 to observe restraint in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the Answer. If you fail to answer within the time fixed, the plaintiff will take judgment by default and may be granted the relief applied for in the complaint. WITNESS my hand under the seal of the Court, this 26th day of May 2011 at Ormoc City, Philippines. (Sgd.) GARCIANA CONSUELO P. MIOZA Clerk of Court IV Republic of the Philippines MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region CIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM-11-00023-CV FOR: Recovery of Possession of Property with Prayer for issuance of Writ of Repliven and Damages with Alternative Prayer for Sum of Money and Damages ORMOC DYNOLENDERS CORP. Thru, REUBEN G. SY (Branch Manager) Plaintiff; -versusJOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO & / OR JOHNDOE OR JANE DOE, Defendant- Mortgagors, x----------------------------------------/ COMPLAINT Plaintiff, by counsel, and unto this Honorable Court, respectfully states: ALLEGATIONS COMMON TO ALL CAUSES OF ACTION 1.1 Plaintiff ORMOC DYNOLENDERS CORPORATION is a corporation duly organized and existing under Philippines Laws, with capacity to sue and be sued, with business address at 2nd Floor, Bldg. A., New Public Market, Ormoc City represented by the Manager Reuben G. Sy who is duly authorized by the Board Resolution. A copy of the Secretary hereto attached as Annex A|. 1.2 Defendants JOMAR C. CO &/ JUL C. CO of legal ages, Filipinos and residents of Brgy. Talige, Abuyog, Leyte where they may be served with the summonses and processes of this Honorable Court; whilte JOHN DOE & JANE DOE, whose real names and address at present are unknown, are included as party defendant in this case for the reason that he is presently in possession of the mortgaged vehicle, subject matter hereof, and/or the person authorized to operate the said motor vehicle. 1.3 Sometimes in June 11, 2008, defendants obtained a loan from plaintiff and for the payment thereof, they executed a promissory note undertaking to pay the amount of Php. 615,600.00 inclusive of interest, in monthly installments. They bound themselves jointly and severally for the payment thereof As a security for the satisfaction of said obligation, defendants JOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO had the same covered by the Chattel Mortgage they executed on September 2, 2008 in favor of Plaintiff over a motor vehicle, which is more particularly described as follows: Make & Type : ISUZU Model : 1994 Plate No. : RBA-765 Serial No .: CXG50X-3000809 Motor No. : 6WA1-102669 This chattel mortgage was registered in accordance with the chattel mortgage law and was recorded under entry no. 2566 of the chattel mortgage registry of Registry of Deeds of Ormoc City, on September 2, 2008. Copies of the said Promissory Note, Chattel Mortgage, Certificate of Registration and LTO official receipt are hereto attached as annexes B and C and C-1. 1.4 Defendants have been very irregular in their remittance of the monthly installments in terms of amount and dates and since March 9, 2011 until now, never remitted anymore to plaintiff, leaving an outstanding aggregate balance of the principal obligation in both loans in the amount of Php. 105,494.20 exclusive of the penalty charges, 1.5 In spite of repeated personal and written follow-ups and demands made for defendants to settle their obligation and/or to surrender possession of the said motor vehicle, defendant failed and refused as they still continue to fail and refuse to pay their obligation and/or surrender the vehicle. A copy of the demand letters sent to defendant is hereto attached as Annex D. FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION 2.1 All the allegations contained in the preceding paragraph are repleaded herein by way of reference. 2.2 Under paragraph 6 of the Chattel Mortgage, it was agreed that in case of default on the part of the mortgagor, the above vehicle should be delivered on the demand to the plaintiff. 2.3 Considering that defendants were already in default since March 9, 2011 and that demands had already been made for the surrender of the mortgaged property, plaintiff, under the Chattel Mortgage, has a right to the immediate possession thereof. ALTERNATIVE CAUSE OF ACTION 3.1 All the allegations contained in the preceding paragraph are repleaded herein by way of reference. 3.2 Per said Promissory Note/ Chattel Mortgage, default in the payment of any installment or interest when due, shall at the option of plaintiff, render the entire balance of the obligation immediately due, demandable and payable and the mortgagee can foreclose the property. Further, under the promissory note, such default shall result in the assessment of penalty charges of 6% per month of the outstanding principal obligation. 3.3 In consequence of defendants refusal to pay the monthly installments and/or deliver the vehicle, they are obligated to pay plaintiff the amount of Php. 100,000.00 representing the outstanding principal obligation, plus penalty charges of 6.0% per month from the time of default until fully paid. SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION 4.1 All the allegations contained in the preceding paragraph are repleaded herein by way of reference. 4.2 To uphold its right and protect its interest, plaintiff is constrained to litigate and engage the services of a counsel for a fee of P10,000.00 plus 25% of the amount recovered. 4.3 In addition, plaintiff in resorting to court action for the enforcement of its rights, expects to incur litigation expenses in the amount to be proved in the course of the trial, which is estimates to be not less than P10,000.00 for which defendants should be held liable. ALLEGATIONS IN SUPPORT OF PETITION FOR WRIT OF REPLEVIN 5.1 All allegations contained in the preceding paragraph are repleaded herein by way of reference. 5.2 As above shown, defendants JOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO executed a Chattel Mortgage over the above described personal property and they were already in default in the payment of their obligation under the Promissory Note. 5.3 It is provided under the Chattel Mortgage that upon default in payment of any or all monthly installment, defendants JOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO shall surrender voluntarily the possession of the vehicle, which is subject matter of the instant case. 5.4 With their default and failure to pay the monthly installments and the consequent failure to surrender or turn over the property in question to the plaintiff, the latter has long been legally and validly entitled to take possession thereof. 5.5 Considering all the above stated circumstances which would unduly defeat plaintiffs right over the property in question and considering that the same is the only collateral securing the obligation of defendants, there is an urgent need for plaintiff to immediately recover physical possession of the above described property. 5.6 The present market value of the abovedescribed property is Php 100,000.00 plaintiff is willing to post a bond executed to defendants double the amount of the value of the property pursuant to Section 2, Rule 60 of the 1997 Rules of civil Procedure. The affidavit of Mr. REUBEN G. SY, Manager of the plaintiff, and ORMOC DYNOLENDERS CORPORATION in support of this application for replevin is hereto attached as Annex E. PRAYER WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is respectfully prayed unto this Honorable Court that: A. Upon filing of this complaint, an Order be issued for the issuance of a Writ of Replevin in favor of the plaintiff upon posting the necessary bond in such amount as this Honorable Court will fix, for the recovery of the above described vehicle from defendants; B. After due hearing, judgment be rendered to wit; 1. Adjudging unto the plaintiff the lawful possession of the chattel subject to foreclosure/ auction sale to satisfy the unpaid mortgage loan and other obligations per said promissory note with right to demand from defendants for deficiency of the proceeds thereof; 2. In the alternative, should the foregoing for whatever reason is not possible, declaring the liability of defendants to pay the unpaid balance of the obligation in the amount of Php. 105,494.20 plus 6% per month penalty charges from March 9, 2011 until its full payment. 3. In either case, ordering defendants to pay plaintiff Attorneys fees in the amount of P10,000.00 plus 25% of all amount awarded and litigation expenses in such amount as will be proved in the course of the trial but not less than P10,000.00, and cost of this suit. Other reliefs just and equitable under the premises are likewise prayed for Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, this 11th day of April 2011. Respectfully submitted, (Sgd.) ATTY. JASPER M. LUCERO Counsel of the Plaintiff PTR. No. 3142537, 2-9-11 Ormoc City IBP No. 843708, 2-1-11, Tac. City Roll No. 45394, May 8, 2000 TIN # 917-641-378 Certificate of Compliance No. II-0006699 December 10, 2009 VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING I, REUBEN G. SY of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Albuera, Leyte, after being duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and say: 1. I am the Manager of Ormoc Dynolenders Corporation, which is the plaintiff in the above cap-

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tioned case, and I am duly authorized to represent the plaintiff in the above-entitled cases; 2. I have caused the preparation of the foregoing complaint; 3. I have read the allegations contained therein to be true and correct of my own personal knowledge; 4. I have not filed nor commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issues in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, or any tribunal or agency; I undertake to promptly inform said courts or such other tribunal or agency of said fact within five (5) days therefrom. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto affix my signature this 11th day of April 2011 at Ormoc City, Philippines. (Sgd.) REUBEN G. SY Affiant SUBSCRIBE AND SWORN TO before me on the day, year, and place first above written. Affiant exhibited to me his competent identification to wit: TIN # 137-318-016. (Sgd.) ATTY. JASPER M. LUCERO Notary Public Until December 31, 2011 PTR, No. 3142537, 2-9-11 Ormoc City IBP No. 843708, 2-1-11, Tac. City Roll No. 45394, May 8, 2000 TIN # 917-641-378 Certificate of Compliance No. II-0006699 December 10, 2009 Doc. No. 77 Page No. 16 Book No. 33 Series of 2011 Republic of the Philippines) In the City of Ormoc)S.S. AFFIDAVIT I, REUBEN G. SY of legal age, Filipino, married, and a resident of Albuera, Leyte, after being duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and state: 1. I am the Manager of the Ormoc Dynolenders Corporation with office address at 2nd Flr. Bldg. A, New Public Market, Real St., Ormoc city. 2. Sometime in June 11, 2008 obtained a loan from the plaintiff and for the payment thereof, they executed a promissory note undertaking to pay the amount of Php. 615,600.00 inclusive of interest, in monthly installments. As a security for the satisfaction of said obligation, JOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO had the same covered by the Chattel Mortgage they executed on September 2, 2008 in favor of plaintiff over motor vehicle, which is more particularly described as follows: Make & Type : ISUZU Model : 1994 Plate No. : RBA-765 Serial No. : CX50x-3000809 Motor No. : 6WA1-102669 3. JOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO had been very irregular in their remittance of the monthly installments in terms of amount and dates and since March 9, 2011 until now, never remitted anymore to plaintiff, thereby leaving an outstanding balance of the obligation in the amount of Php. 105,494.20 exclusive of the penalty charges. 5.In spite of repeated personal and written follow-ups and demands made for them to settle their obligation and/or for them to surrender possession of the said vehicle, they failed and refused as they still continue to fail and refuse to pay their obligation and/ or surrender the vehicle. 6. In said Chattel Mortgage, it is provided that mortgagors failure to pay of the installment as may be due under the promissory note shall render the whole remaining balance immediately due and payable and the mortgagee may foreclose the chattel. 7. Further, it was agreed that in case of default on the part of the mortgagor in the payment of any amount due in accordance with the Promissory Note, the above vehicle shall be delivered on demand to the plaintiff. 8. With the default and failure of defendants to settle their legal and just obligation and/or surrender the possession of the mortgaged vehicle to plaintiff, the latter has long been legally and validly entitled to take possession of the same. 9. Considering that aforesaid vehicle is the only collateral held by plaintiff to secure the obligation of said JOMAR C. CO and JUL C. CO, and likewise considering the new dilapidation and deterioration of the same with their continued unauthorized and now unlawful possession thereof, there is an urgent need for plaintiff/mortgagee to immediately take personal possession of the above-described chattel. 10. The property sought to be recovered has not been detained or taken for tax assessment or fine pursuant to law, or seized under writ of execution or preliminary attachment, or otherwise placed under custodial legis. 11. The estimated present market value of the above-described property is Php. 100,000.00 and plaintiff is willing to post bond executed to defendants double the amount of the value of the property pursuant to Section 2, Rule 60 of the 1997 Rules of Civil procedures. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have affixed my signature this 11th day of April 2011. (Sgd.) REUBEN G. SY Affiant SUBSCRIBE AND SWORN TO before me on the day, year, and place first above written. Affiant exhibited to me his competent identification to wit: TIN# 137-318-016. (Sgd.) ATTY. JASPER M. LUCERO Notary Public Until December 31, 2011 PTR, No. 3142537, 2-9-11 Ormoc City IBP No. 843708, 2-1-11, Tac. City Roll No. 45394, May 8, 2000

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TIN # 917-641-378 Certificate of Compliance No. II-0006699 December 10, 2009 Doc. No. 78 Page No. 16 Book No. 33 Series of 2011 Annexes A and series:

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MEDICINES ... from P. 12 Sa Sementeryo
using the ASEAN Common Technical Document as sole basis for the submission of pharmaceutical drug applications starting September 2014. Under this scheme, local companies must meet rigorous harmonized requirements of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Meanwhile, another PIDS-DOH study titled Determinants of Consumer Generic Use Behavior: An Evaluation of the Generics Act recommended that DOH come up with a campaign that could influence the behavior of consumers towards acceptance of generic medicines. One of the authors of the study, Dr. John Wong, called for information campaigns targeted on drugstores and consumers, rather than on physicians. T h i s s t u d y, w h i c h looked at compliance of doctors, drugstores, and consumers with the generics law, found out that doctors were already compliant, with five out of six drugs prescribed using generic names. However, generic substitution and the use of generics were low, with only two out of five consumers surveyed reporting that they had been offered generic alternatives by drugstores, and only three out of 10 purchasing generic medicines. Consumers do not usually ask for generics nor inquire about their prices when buying medicines. There is a need, therefore, to teach consumers to ask for generics and inquire about their prices if drugstores do not offer them, Wong stated. Anna Melissa Guerrero, DOH director and program

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manager of the National Center for Pharmaceutical Access and Management, agreed that the DOH had not been able to come up with mass media campaigns such as radio and TV advertisements because of high costs. However, the Health Department has tried other avenues to promote the use of generics, like information and education communication materials on the Cheaper Medicines Act and generics in government hospitals, and the holding of the annual Generics Month. The DOH will rather purchase medicines and give them for free instead of spending on information campaigns. In the law, DOH is mandated to spend 90 percent of its PHP 1-billion budget for the provision of medicines and only 10 percent for operations, Guerrero said. PR/PIDS

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Public Convenience to operate a PUB services With prayer to adopt trade name BOBBY F. VILLAQUER Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant request authority for the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the line: TACLOBAN CITY BAYBAY CITY- SOGOD- LILOAN- SAN RICARDO & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 18th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. F. VILLAQUER, Alcuino St. Central Brgy. (Pob), Hilongos, Leyte -Counsel for applicant/s: ATT. N. M. SIA; Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0589 REF. CASE NO. VIII- 2002- 0481 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name PRUDENCIO PABUHAN Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the rout: CATBALOGAN TAFT, E. SAMAR & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to APRIL 15, 2017. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 18th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: P. PABUHAN; Brgy. Pequite, Paranas, Samar -Counsel for applicant/s: ATT. C.S.P. CERCADO, Carlos Tan St., Ormoc City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late GERTRODES P. SILVESTRE, re parcels of land Lot 46 , Pcs-08-000526-D, situated in Barangay Bagong Buhay, Ormoc City, containing an area of 301 sq.m. covered by TCT No. 30706; and Lot 57-J, Psd-010746-D, situated in Barangay Bagong Buhay, Ormoc City, containing an area of 123 sq. m. , covered by TCT No. 34215 were partitioned among his heirs and Lot 46 sold in favor of SPS. REMEGIAS A. VILLARMINO and MARIA S. VILLARMINO per Doc. No. 238; Page No. 48; Book No. XXXI; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. Bataan-Tolibao. EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition with waiver NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late ANTONIO S. FARRALES re a one (1) unit MAKE/TYPE- SUZUKI PICK UP; ENGINE NO.- 679425; SERIAL/CHASSIS NO.- DC51T-151231; PLATE GLM-672; CERT. OF REG. NO.- CR-4587353-1 was adjudicated unto NIEVES P. FARRALES and sold in favor of TEOFILO L. OLASIMAN, JR. per Doc. No. 48; Page No. 10; Book No. CCV; Series of 2008 of Notary Public Nicolas S. Maglasang. EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition with Waiver NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late LIBERTY DIMZON re a parcels of land consisting of One Half (1/2) share of Lot 1081, Case No. 1, Cad. 655, situated in Tinago II, Barangay Benolho, Albuera, Leyte, containing an area of 288 sq. m. covered by OCT No. P-32107; Lot No. 2213-D-4-A-2, Psd08-002810 , situated in Barangay Alegria and Dayhagan, Ormoc City, containing an area of 245 sq.m. covered by TCT No. 51454; One (1) unit Residential House on said Lot 2213-D-4-A-2; Metrobank Time Deposit ; Metro Bank Savings Account Deposit under S/A No. 3139412754 were settled among his heirs and waived in favor of ANGELITA N. DIMZON. Per Doc. No. 83; Page No. 17; Book No. XXXIX; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. Bataan-Tolibao. EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014. Deed of Self-Adjudication with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late ANDRES ARANETA re a parcel of residential land located in Brgy. Bunga, Cabucgayan, Biliran, under TD No. 00057 denominated as survey no. 2603 Lot No. 28, containing an area of 92.50 sq. m. was adjudicated unto himself by ANTONIO ARANETA and sold in favor of AIREEN I. ARENDAYEN per Doc. No. 350; Page No. 70; Book No. 48; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Redentor C. Villordon. EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late PACITO L. GAVIOLA, Sr. re a parcel of an agricultural and residential land located in Binalayana, Maripipi, Biliran covered by ARP/TD No. 00202-R11, with an area of 2.226687 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0590 REF. CASE NO. VIII- 2011-0177 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name DANILO G. DANZALAN Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the rout: INOPACAN - BATO & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to JULY 16, 2016. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 15, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 18th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: D. G. DANZALAN -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. C.S.P. CERCADO, Carlos Tan St., Ormoc City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0623 Application for Issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB services With prayer to adopt trade name BOBBY F. VILLAQUER Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant request authority for the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUB for the transportation of passengers and freight on the line: TACLOBAN CITY- MAASIN CITY SOGOD HINUNANGAN- SILAGO & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 19th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: B.F. VILLAQUER, Alcuino St., Central; Bgry. (Pob), Hilongos, Leyte -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N.M. SIA; Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 hectares, for the agricultural land portion and 5,200 sq.m., residential land portion, both denominated as Survey No. 732-P, Lot No. 62 were settled among his heirs and 456 sq. m. sold in favor of VIRGILIO G. MURALLA per Doc. No. 223; Page No. 45; Book No. I; Series of 2012 of Notary Public CLEMENCIO C. SABITSANA, JR. EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 Extra-Judicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late LECERIO J. ACILO re a parcel of an agricultural land, situated at Barangay Tucdao, Kawayan, Biliran, denominated as Portion of Lot No. 1996 of PSC 53-0, covered by TD No. 00003, containing an area of 1,000 sq. m. was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of SPS. CECILIO A. CANONOY and EVELYN S. CANONOY per Doc. No. 76; Page No. 16; Book No. 110; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Pepito C. Suello. EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late DOROTEO LIM YAP re a parcels of land, Lot 677 (AP-08-000329) Case 1, Cadm 519-D, situated at Poblacion, containing an area of 127 sq. m. covered by OCT No. P-36835, covered by TD No. 08-31007-00114 R13, residential building covered by TD No. 08-31007-00115 R13, designated as Cadastral Lot Survey No. Cad. 519-, containing an area of 40.5 sq. m. ; Lot 687 Case 1, Cadm 519-D, situated at Brgy. Ipil II, Poblacion, Palompon, Leyte, containing an area of 70 sq. m. covered by OCT No. P-41667, covered by TD No. 08-31007-00117 R13; residential land consisting of 132 sq.m. situated in Sabang, Palompon, Leyte and covered under TD No. 08-31035-00791 R13; residential land consisting of 228 sq. m. situated in Guiwan I, Palompon, Leyte and covered under TD No. 0831004-00426 R13; residential land consisting of 133.5 sq. m. situated in Sabang, Palompon, Leyte and covered under TD No. 08-31035-00790 R13; residential land consisting of 112 sq. m. situated in Ipil II, Palompon, Leyte and covered by under TD No. 08-31007-00116 R 13; residential building, covered under TD No. 08-31007-00118 R13, consisting of 45.36 sq. m. ; Lot 526-B-2 , Psd-0705-011961, situated in Barangay Opao, Mandaue City, Cebu, containing an area of 154 sq. m. , covered by TCT No. 26947-(FP); Lot 526-C-2-A, Psd-07-05-012151, situated in Barangay Opao, Mandaue City, Cebu, containing an area of 100 sq. m. covered by TCT No.-21372-(FP) ; Lot 526-B-1, Psd-07-05-011961, situated in Barangay Opao, Mandaue City, Cebu, containing an area of 46 sq. m. , covered by TCT No. MR-5879 TP (63844) were settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 10; Page No. 02; Book No. XXV; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Marcelo C. Onate. EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 24- March 2, & 3-9, 2014

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as it allowed them to locally purchase food like biscuits and rice for immediate distribution. Asked what the particular amendment was, Cong. Ed Royce told the PhilStar that they now allow the USAID and its partner NGOs to buy supplies locally or from neighboring countries. Before, he said, all the goods had to come from the US which delayed emergency relief efforts. Cong. Brad Sherman, on the other hand, said the US courses its relief assistance through the USAID. USAID, in turn, funds humanitarian NGOs like WFP to deliver relief aid to the affected families. For the Yolanda relief effort, Congress allotted US $83-million, he said. When the US delegation arrived, residents happily greeted and thanked them. The residents were also given this morning the second wave of rice assistance at 10 kilos per head, aside from other food packs. Big families went home with sacks of rice. The UN World Food Programme, it was learned, got 25-million US dollars of the US $83-million that the US Congress released for emergency and rehabilitation efforts in the country. Praveen Agrawal, representative and country director of WFP-Philippines, said they were already in Leyte a day after Yolanda hit. We were on the first flight in, a C-130, he said, adding they closely monitored the typhoons progress. The destruction, however, was of a scope beyond what they imagined. Among the interventions applied by the WFP to the communities it was serving in partnership with other NGOs like The Samaritans Purse was to distribute food, shelter kits and medical service. They also topped up the 4Ps subsidy to its recipients by P 2,600.00 for December and January as a form of cash assistance to the victims. The village of San Jose is one of the communities it is serving in the province. It is one of the most populous in this town and was badly hit by Yolanda. It has 3,722 inhabitants in 631 households. Village chairman Reynaldo Baltazar, who welcomed the US delegates to his home, gratefully thanked them for their generosity. Baltazar added that even as much help has already been given, their village still needs more assistance. On top of his list was the restoration of their hanging bridge. He also asked for help in building farm-tomarket roads, giving livelihood to his constituents, additional classrooms and shelter assistance. Baltazar and his wife Norma, a former village chairwoman, were also lauded by the congressmen for their generosity. They learned that at the height of the storm, the village leader and his wife sheltered some 500 people. They continued to feed them with their own food supplies until help came. Cong. Bordallo said you are very generous. You are a resilient people. You work together and still have smiles on your faces even after youve been through. Leyte representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of the 1st district of Leyte also arrived at the venue. By LMJ

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0554 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2003-1398 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name GILIANO EDJOC Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: HINUNANGAN- SOGOD & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to OCTOBER 14, 2018. In the present application, applicant requests for Reconstitution of Records of the said Certificate on the same route with the use of the same no. of units. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 3, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 17th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: G.EDJOC; Bangcas B. Hinunangan, Southern, Leyte -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. C.S. CERCADO; Carlos Tan St., Ormoc City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0572 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2004-0165 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name DANILO C. MONTAJES Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY SAN JUANICO & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MARCH 1, 2014. In the present application, applicant requests authority for Reconstitution of Records with extension of validity of the said Certificate on the same route with the use of the same no. of units. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 18th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: D.C. MONTAJES; Brgy. 105 (Suhi), Tacloban City -Counsel for applicant/s: Atty. N.M. SIA; Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0581 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2011-0063 Application for Reconstitution of Records With of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name GREGORIO B. MAATA Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY ST. PAULS - CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MARCH 15, 2016. In the present application, applicant requests authority for Reconstitution of Records of the said Certificate on the same route with the use of the same no. of units. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 10, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 18th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: G.B. MAATA; Brgy. 57, Tacloban City -Counsel for applicant/s: Atty. N.M. SIA; Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0583 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2003-1576 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name RICARDO SORIA Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: CATARMAN - ALLEN & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to NOVEMBER 19, 2013 In the present application, applicant requests authority for Reconstitution of Records of the said Certificate on the same route with the use of the same no. of units. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 3, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 18th day of February, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. SORIA P. Tingzon, San Jose, N. Samar -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. C. S. P. CERCADO Carlos Tan St., Ormoc City EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014-0586 Application for Issuance of a Certificate of

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 35, Ormoc City CASE NO. R-ORM-14-00005-SP IN RE: ADOPTION OF MINOR JILLIAN M. ABILAR & CHANGE OF NAME FROM JILLIAN M. ABILAR TO JILLIAN AMOR G. ALCOBER, SPS. JOEL C. ALCOBER AND AMOR G. ALCOBER, Petitioners. X--------------------X ORDER A verified petition having been filed with this Court by petitioners, through counsel Atty. Jose Rommel A. Penaranda, prayer that after due publication and hearing, judgment be rendered to the effect that henceforth, minor JILLIAN M. ABILAR be freed from all legal obligations of obedience and maintenance with respect to her biological/natural mother and that she be declared for all intents and purposes, the child of the herein petitioners and that her name JILLIAN M. ABILAR be changed to JILLIAN AMOR G. ALCOBER. Petitioners further prayed that the Birth Certificate of the said minor be amended to conform to the adoption. WHEREAS, this petition if hereby set for hearing on JULY 24, 2014 at 8:30 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 petitioners 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, 30 January 2014. (Sgd.) GIRLIE M. BORREL YU Presiding Judge Cc: Atty. Jose Rommel Penaranda Sps. Joel & Amor Alcober Office of the Asst. Provincial Prosecutor Office of the Solicitor General Office of the Local Civil Registrar, Ormoc City GMBY/esva fn:adoption.order EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 16 Naval, Biliran SP. PROC. NO. 422 FOR: ADOPTION IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF THE MINOR JHONA PANCITO, SPS. LEANDRO C. PANCITO And ANGELINA BUOT PANCITO, Petitioner, x--------------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner, thru counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, judgment be rendered declaring the minor Jhona Pancito to be the child, for all legal intents and purposes, of the herein petitioner with the right to use their surnames and that thenceforth, the minor be freed from all legal obligations of obedience and maintenance with respect to their natural parents. Finding the petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing be set on March 05, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning at which date and time all interested person may appear and show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation duly authorized by this Court after a raffle had been conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court. Furnish copies of this Order and the petition to the Solicitor General, Makati City, and the Provincial prosecutor, Naval, Biliran Province, the petitioner and counsel as well, and the Regional Director of the Department of Social Welfare Development Office for that office to conduct a social case study report, and to submit other relevant papers within 60 days. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 15th day of January 2014 at Naval, Biliran, Philippines. (Sgd.) BIENVENIDO M. MONTALLA Executive Judge CC. Atty. Mario Lydinno R. Opea Prosecutors Office, Biliran, Province Solicitor General Regional Director DSWD Sps. Leandro C. Pancito and Angelita Buot Pancito EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014
Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late AUREA C. NICOLAS-TAN had left an account with BDO Unibank, Inc. Tacloban Branch, under Account No. 102800144307; and Bank account with BPI Family Bank Tacloban Branch, under Savings Account No. 009633061278 were settled among her heirs per Doc. No. 78; Page No. 16; Book No. II; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Sheena May D. Jejano. EV Mail Feb. 10-16, 17-23 & 24- March 2, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late NICANOR PONCE ANO-OS re parcels of land Lot 6374-A, Psd-157804, situated in Barrio Lao, Ormoc City, containing an area of 12,419 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 13687; Lot 6374-E-1, Psd-08-001252, containing an area of 2,179, covered by TCT No. 17927; Lot 6374-E-1, Psd-08001251, containing an area of 3,037 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 17931; and Lot 6376-D-1, Psd-08-003179, containing an area of 3,268 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 22545 were settled among his heirs and Lot 6374-A, an area of 12,419 sq. m. sold in favor of SPS. MARIANO V. PILAPIL and NATIVIDAD Q. PILAPIL per Doc. Doc. No. 140; Page No. 28; Book No. XXIX; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Ari G. Larrazabal. EV Mail Feb. 10-16, 17-23, & 24- March 2, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 16 Naval, Biliran SP. PROC. NO. P-421 IN THE MATTER OF CANCELLATION OF THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH AND BIRTH RECORDS OF GINA GABING LOGRO, Petitioner, - versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF KAWAYAN, BILIRAN and the LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAYOMBONG, NUEVA VIZCAYA, Respondent. x--------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner, thru counsel, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, a decision rendered, as follows: a) Directing the Office of the Local Civil registrar of Kawayan, Biliran to cancel the Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner issued in 2000 bearing registry no. 2000-195; and b) Ordering the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Bayombong, Nueva, Vizcaya to issue another Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner. Finding the petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing be set on March 06, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning at which date and time all interested person may appear and show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation duly authorized by this Court after a raffle had been conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court. Furnish copies of this Order and the petition to the Solicitor General, Makati City, and the Provincial Prosecutor, Naval, Biliran Province, the petitioner and counsel as well, the Local Civil Registrar of Kawayan, Biliran and the Local Civil Registrar of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 15th day of January 2014 at Naval, Biliran, Philippines. (Sgd.) BIENVENIDO M. MONTALLA Executive Judge CC. Atty. FIDEL G. SANTOS Prosecutors Office, Biliran, Province Solicitor General LCR Kawayan, , Biliran LCR Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya EV Mail Feb. 3-9, 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 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-13-00017-FC For: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE under Act 3135 HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PagIBIG Fund), Mortgagee, -versusALEJANDRO G. CANONIO, JR., Mortgagor. x--------------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Home Development Mutual Fund (PagIBIG Fund), Tacloban Regional Office, Tacloban City against Alejandro G. Canonio, Jr. to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 8, 2013 amounts to Nine Hundred Ninety One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Five Pesos Only (P991,265.00), including interest and penalties but excluding attorneys fees, sheriffs fees and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on March 19, 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: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 25877 Register of Deeds of Ormoc City A parcel of land designated as (Lot 2-C-2-C of the subdivision plan Psd-006172, being a portion of Lot 2-C-2, Psd-08-004780, situated at the Barangay of Doa Feliza Mejia Village, City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NE., along line 3-4 by Lot 2-C-2-B, on the SE., along line 4-1 by Lot 2-C-2-W (Road Right of Way) on the SW., along line 1-2 by Lot 2-C-2-D, all of the subdivision plan, Psd-08-0016172 and on the NW., along line 2-3 a Road (10.00 m. wide). Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan being N. 11 deg. 59W., 497.85 m. from BBM No. 8. Cad-256, Ormoc Cadastre; thence N. 72 deg. 08W., 17.01 m to point 2; thence N. 17 deg. 52E., 8.85 m. to point 3; thence S. 72 deg. 07E., 16.99 m. to point 4; thence S. 17 deg. 43W, 8.84 m. to point of beginning; containing an area of ONE HUNDRED FIFTY (150) square meters, more or less. Registered in the name of Sps. Alejandro G. Canonio, Jr. and Nena B. Canonio. 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 March 26, 2014 without further notice. (Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR. Sheriff IV EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 24-March 2, & 3-9, 2014 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-13-00021-FC For: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE under Act 3135 HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PagIBIG Fund), Mortgagee, -versusRONALD P. VELEZ, Mortgagor. x--------------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), Tacloban Regional Office, Tacloban City against Ronald T. Velez to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of October 7, 2013 amounts to One Million Nine Hundred Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Three Pesos & 78/100 (P1,914,583.78) Only, including interest and penalties but excluding attorneys fees, sheriffs fees and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on March 19, 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 properties with all the improvements located therein, to wit: 1) TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-36620 Register of Deeds of the Province of Leyte A parcel of land (Lot 7105, Case 12, Cad. 661-D, Plan Ap-08-000504, LR Case No. O-239, NALTORA (LRC) Record No. N-60686), situated in the Barangay of Tolingon, Municipality of Isabel, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte. Bounded on, the S., points 1-2 by Lot 7106; on the W., points 2-3 by Lot 7105; on the No. points 3-4 by Road; and on the E., points 4-1 by Lot 7107, all of Case 12, Cad. 661-D, Isabel, Leyte. Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan, being S. 37 deg. 31E., 8157. 42 m. from B.L.L.M. No. 1, Cad. 661-D, Isabel, Leyte, thence S. 62 deg. 53W., 12.00 m. to point 2; N. 27 deg. 11W., 15.00 m. to point 3; N. 62 deg. 48E., 12.01 m. to point 4; S. 27 deg. 09E., 15.01 m. to point of beginning, containing an area of One Hundred Eighty (180) square meters; more or less. Registered in the name of Sps. Ronald P. Velez and Arminida Rojas Velez. 2) TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-36621 Register of Deeds of the Province of Leyte A parcel of land (Lot 7105, Case 12, Cad. 661-D, Plan Ap-08-000504, LR Case No. O-239, NALTORA (LRC) Record No. N-60686), situated in the Barangay of Tolingon, Municipality of Isabel, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the W., points 1-2 by Lot 7105; on the N. and E., points 2-3-4 by Road; on the S. points 4-1 by Lot 7108, all of Case -12, Cad. 661-D, Isabel, Leyte. Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan being S. 37 deg. 31E., 8157.42 m. from B.L.L.M. No. 1, Cad. 661-D, Isabel, Leyte, thence N. 27 deg. 09W., 15.01 m. to point 2; N. 62 deg. 49E., 11.99 m. to point 3; s. 27 deg. 12E., 14.99 m. to point 4; S. 62 deg. 41W., 12.01 m. to the point of beginning; containing an area of One Hundred Eighty (180) square meters, more or less. Registered in the name of Sps. Ronald P. Velez and Arminida Rojas- Velez. 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 March 25, 2014 without further notice. (Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR. Sheriff IV EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 24-March 2, & 3-9, 2014
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 FE ANN ISANAN AMACNA has filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF A CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN SEX from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of live birth of FAYE CHRISTINE MAY ISANAN AMACNA at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are Fidel C. Amacna and Fe Ann T. Isanan bearing registry number 98-1566. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than February 12, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper : Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Calbayog City, Samar Date of Publication: EV Mail Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 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 SAHTEE ESQUIERDO GETIGAN has filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF A CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN SEX from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of live birth of SAHTEE ESQUIERDO GETIGAN at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are Saturnino T. Getigan and Marina P. Esquierdo bearing registry number: 92-00131. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than 03 February 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 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 RHEA DOMO OS LUATON has filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF A CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN SEX from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of live birth of RHEA DOMO OS LUATON at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are Iigo D. Luaton and Emma D. Domo os bearing regis-

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try number 87-00021. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than February 24, 2014 (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper : Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication :Calbayog City, Samar Date of Publication: ____ EV Mail Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar 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 ANTONIO C. TRENIO JR. has filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF A CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN SEX from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of live birth of ANTONIO C. TRENIO, JR. at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are ANTONIO TRENIO and FELIPA CORBITA bearing registry number 2001-813. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than February 21, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registry Name of Newspaper : Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Calbayog City, Samar Date of Publication: ____ EV Mail Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 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 2001 (IRR on R.A. 9048) Notice is hereby served to the public that ANTONIO C. TRENIO JR. has filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF A CLERICAL OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN SEX from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of live birth of ANTONIO C. TRENIO, JR. at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are ANTONIO TRENIO and FELIPA CORBITA bearing registry number 2001-813. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than January 20, 2014 . (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper : Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Calbayog City, Samar Date of Publication: ___ EV Mail Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that GODOFREDO B. ZAMORA, petitioner, has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from SHYANE to SHYANE KHAYNA in the Certificate of Live Birth of SHYANE CUI ZAMORA who was born on September 04, 1991 at CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose parent are Godofredo B. Zamora and Edna N. Cui bearing registry number 1991-0814. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than February 21, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 rrr NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0023-2014 RA 10172 Date: FEBRUARY 04, 2014 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 RICO B. AUTIDA has filed with this Office, a petition for change of Gender from MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of live birth of RICO B. AUTIDA at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are GUILLERMO P. AUTIDA and ELEODORA CENTES BATINGAL. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later that FEBRUARY 04, 2014. (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Baybay City, Leyte Date of Publication: Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014 rrr NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0021-2014 RA 10172 Date: JANUARY 30, 2014 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 JADE P. APONDAR has filed with this Office, a petition for change of Gender from MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of live birth of JADE P. APONDAR at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are JESSICA P. PEAFIEL and ROMIEL TENAJA APONDAR. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later that JANUARY 30, 2014. (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Baybay City, Leyte Date of Publication: Feb. 10-16, & 17-23, 2014

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 ANECITA U. BOTOL was filed with this Office a petition for change of gender from MALE to FEMALE who was born on September 30, 1984 at Hilongos, Leyte and whose parents are MELANIO L. BOTOL and REMEDIOS T. UDTO. 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 Feb. 17-23 & 24- March 2, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Villaba Republic of the Philippines) Villaba, Leyte)SS Petition No. CCE-062014 RA10172 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH I, TERESITA M. OBANDO, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. Central 1, Palompon, 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: The Certificate of Live Birth of JOSEPHINE S. MOLLEJON who is my cousin 2) She was born on 30 September 1956 at Villaba, Leyte, Philippines 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 2007-371. 4) The clerical error(s) to be corrected is (are): Item No. Description From To 3 Date of birth 30 September 1956 29 September 1956 6 Mothers middle name QUIAMCO BODONG 5) The facts/ reasons for filing this petition are the following: To correct the erroneous entry in my cousins birth certificate, the date of birth and the mothers middle name, to be consistent with the other records. 6)I submit the following documents to support this petition: a.) Certificate of live birth (OCRG and LCRO copy b.) Baptismal certificate, Form 137-E and Affidavit c.) Marriage certificate and SSS record d.) Voter certification and identification cards e.) Parents, marriage certificate f.) Siblings birth certificate (Teresita and Roberto 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.) TERESITA M. OBANDO Petitioner VERIFICATION I, TERESITA M. OBANDO, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) TERESITA M. OBANDO Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 11th day of February 2014 in the City/municipality of Villaba, Leyte petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 24087580 issued at Palompon, Leyte on January 22, 2014. (Sgd.) ENGR. MEDALLO V. PULONG Administering Officer EV Mail Feb. 17- 23, & 24- March 2, 2013 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0002-2014 January 27, 2014 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 REYCHELL A. TOACAO has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the gender of the child from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of REYCHELL ALBURO TOACAO who was born on 31 July 1995 at Kananga, Leyte and whose parents are REYNANTE ROTA TOACAO and MARICEL PAMADOR ALBURO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than February 17, 2014. (Sgd.) ENGR. NEWTON A. ISAAC Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Feb. 17-23, & 24- March 2, 2014
Extrajudicial Partition with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late CAMILO M. DAFFON re a one half portion parcel of land Lot 3, Psd-08-001232-D, situated in Brgy. Ipil, Ormoc City, containing an area of 686 sq. m. covered by TCT No. T-53326 was partitioned among his heirs and sold in favor of MYRNA PETALCORIN per Doc. No. 188; Page No. 38; Book No. 37; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Jasper M. Lucero. EV Mail Feb. 17-23, 24- March 2, & 3-9, 2014

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Pres. Aquino to commemorate EDSA Anniversary with Yolanda victims in Leyte and Eastern Samar
PRES. BENIGNO S. Aquino III is making history on February 25. Instead of the usual ceremony at the People Power Monument in EDSA, he will celebrate the 28th Anniversary of EDSA People Power with typhoon Yolanda survivors. P-Noy, on February 25, will visit Leyte and Eastern Samar to show that he is one and will always be one with the people, especially those who suffered during the recent calamities. This years EDSA theme is Kapit-bisig Tungo sa Pagbangon. According to Philippine Information Agency report, P-Noy is set to visit the province of Leyte particularly Tanauan, Leyte, one of the four pilot areas for recovery and rehabilitation. He will also be in Tacloban City to break the ground for the new site of the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center. He would also hop to Guiuan, Eastern Samar, another pilot area for recovery and rehabilitation. In Tanauan, P-Noy will inspect the permanent relocation site for the Yolanda-displaced families from the No Build Zone in Barangay San Roque. The site, courtesy of the Gawad Kalinga, is now bustling with activity. GK volunteers are busy building houses; the National Housing Authority is busy with the site improvement; and the Department of Public Work and Highways busy with the construction of roads in the area. The site is a showcase that the Filipino Bayanihan spirit is still very much alive. The President will also inspect the rehabilitation of Tanauan 1 Central School, the biggest school in the town with more than 1,000 enrollees. It 28 classrooms repaired by a joint Korean mission and the AFP Engineering Brigade, it can be said that it is as if the school was not affected by Yolanda. The school stands as a silent witness to the cooperative and humanitarian efforts among countries of the world. As the Korean contingents always said, they are happy to help the Philippines that also helped them during the Korean War. After the inspection of the school, the President is set to walk to the nearby town plaza. Some P35 million has been earmarked for its repair as a corporate social responsibility project of the INJAP Group of Companies. P-Noy will lead the groundbreaking of the project. Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla will officially welcome the President while Mayor Pelagio Tecson Jr. will brief the President on the towns rehabilitation plan. The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement among the Gawad Kalinga, National Housing Authority, the Department of Public Work and Highways and the Local Government of Tanauan for the permanent Relocation Site for the displaced families in Tanauan will also be done. The GK has bought the land and will take care of the building 1,200 houses for the Yolanda hit families in Tanauan, Leyte. P-Noy is expected to deliver his message. He will meet the national and local media in a press conference after the program.

Senator Panfilo Ping Lacson, presidential assistant for rehabilitation and recovery of the Office of the President, together with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, visits Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico L. Petilla and Palo Mayor Remedios Matin L. Petilla at the PDRRMC operation center at the Leyte Academic Center in Pawing, Palo, Leyte on February 21 (Friday). By Gina P. Gerez

Low consumer awareness hampers adoption of Cheaper Medicines Law, Generics Act
IT HAS been 25 years since the passage of the Generic Drugs Act and five years since the Cheaper Medicines Act, but majority of Filipinos, particularly the poor, have not fully taken advantage of the laws benefits. Separate evaluations of the Generics Act of 1988 (Republic Act 6675) and the Cheaper Medicines Act of 2008 (Republic Act 9502) by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) and the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed that low consumer awareness was among the reasons for the low take-up. This is compounded by the perception that generics are of poorer quality compared with branded medicines. The Cheaper Medicines Act is intended to achieve universally accessible, cheaper, and quality medicines by pursuing an effective competition policy in the pharmaceutical sector. Under the law, an executive order was issued imposing maximum retail prices on a number of drugs. The Generics Act, meanwhile, aims to promote, require, and ensure the production, adequate supply, distribution, use, and acceptance of drugs and medicines identified by their generic names. The PIDS-DOH study titled The Impact of the Cheaper Medicines Act on Households in Metro Manila found there was low awareness of the law, and while many people were aware of the Generics Act, most respondents thought the Cheaper Medicines Act covered mainly generic medicines. Adoracion Fausto, one of the authors, said during a forum co-organized by PIDS and DOH last February 13, that although the increase in the number of generic drugstores and the use of celebrity endorsers like Vilma Santos and Susan Roces had helped improve the image and acceptability of generic medicines, a more integrated communication campaign by the DOH was needed to promote the benefits of the two laws. The study found that government physicians have a positive influence on the use of generics because they are required by law to write prescriptions using generic names. However, private physicians, who have an option to write in brand names in addition to generic names, seem to contribute to the generic medicines image of poor quality, especially among higher social classes. It is important to study physicians behavior because whatever the doctors say, the patients will follow. In doing so we can develop ways on how to mobilize them and make them advocates of the Cheaper Medicines Act, Fausto said. To correct consumer perception on the quality of generic drugs, the study said information on why and how drug prices were reduced should be provided by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to address quality and efficacy issues. In response, FDA Acting DirectorGeneral Kenneth Hartigan Go said the agency was already implementing several reforms to address not just perception but also real problems. These reforms include strengthening FDAs capacity through recruitment of qualified personnel, so it can expand the scope of its work. For example, FDA should be able to do foreign compliance [with] current good manufacturing practices inspection. This way, the FDA can determine where the drugs came from and whether the factory [complied with] current good manufacturing practice, Go stated. Likewise, FDA will implement a process of risk management planning for drug firms. Drug companies will be required to submit a risk-management plan that explains how they are going to deal with an adverse product reaction and drug recall. The agency will also start
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Forest fires in Samar Island affects several towns; concerned agencies monitor situation
TACLOBAN CITY The Department of Environment and Natural Resources thru its Community Environ ment and Natural Resources Officer Moises dela Cruz informed that the forest fires that is now on its 6th day have already affected several barangays in several municipalities of Eastern Samar and Samar. As February 21 in the afternoon, the DENR reported that at least 53 hectares of forestlands have been burned in the municipalities of Giporlos, Balangiga, Salcedo, MacArthur and QuinapondaF Lt. Col Fermin Carangan, head of the Tactical Operation Group of the Philippine Air Force, texted the Philippine Information Agency that he intended to deploy a helicopter with firefighting capability on the area on February 21. Carangan added that their aerial survey showed that the fire has gutted wide areas already. The chopper sprayed water on the fire at Balangiga area but gave up in the afternoon because one chopper is not enough to put off the fires. It was also learned that fire trucks of the Bureau of Fire Protection fire were already on standby in case the fires will reach residential areas. BFP regional director Pablito Cordeta said the forest fire was beyond their capability thus he called on the Department of Public Work and Highways to send heavy equipment to bulldoze the not yet affected trees to create a fire break. Information Officer Purificacion Daloos of the DENR said that Secretary Paje was closely monitoring the situation. Paje was even supposed to come but his trip was postponed.

Republic of Korea donates 140 gensets


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proficient in English knows how to write simple reports Confident and computer literate Undergraduates can apply Send resume/biodata to: Wanted: TACLOBAN CITY The Republic of Korea, through its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, donated 140 generator sets to the City of Tacloban recently. Vice Mayor Jerry T. Yaokasin said the generator sets are intended for the 138 barangays of Tacloban, the Tacloban City Hall and the Tacloban Legislative Building. Yaokasin said that the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinated with his office and requested his help because the Ministry was having difficulty in unloading the generator sets from Cebu. The vice-mayor said that it was fortunate that he knows the owner of the shipping company and was able to assist Koreans to unload the generators without delay. Yaokasin emphasized the generators are donations without conditionalities, except that it was made clear it was not for anybodys personal use but for barangay constituents. These generators, he added, is a big help to the barangays especially that there are still areas in Tacloban that do not have electricity yet. He said they can use it to put up temporary streetlights to help maintain peace and order in the barangay. Yaokasin said that he is thankful to the many organizations, government and nongovernment, for all the support they have given to Tacloban. PIA 8 with Lizbeth Ann Abella

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