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TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte,– As part of its continuing assistance to the recovery and rehabilitation of the disaster-hit areas of the Philippines, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will formally turnover to the Philippine Government immunization equipment and supplies on Thursday, March 20, 2014. UNICEF’s Margaretha Francia told the Philippine Information Agency that the turnover will be held at 12 noon at the Sagkahan District Health and Birthing Center in Tacloban City. The formal turnover of immunization equipment to the Philippine Government will be attended by Department of Health Undersecretary Janette Garin, Mr. Abdul Alim, UNICEF Philippines Deputy Representative, Dr. Willibald Zeck, UNICEF Philippines Health and Nutrition Section Chief, Dr. Benjamin Lane, Health Cluster Head of World Health Organization, Humanitarian Actors and Partners and Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez. This turnover certo page 2

PARR: “No Build Zone” Policy not recommended in Yolanda-affected areas
A “No Build Zone” policy in the Yolanda affected areas would have prohibited building any structure within 40 meters from the coastline. However, Presidential Assistant for Recovery & Rehabilitation (PARR) Panfilo Lacson says that a blanket application of the No Build Zone will not address exceptional circumstances and may be impractical for certain areas. In a statemet, the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Rehabilitation and Recovery (PARR) said that for instance, Lacson points out that areas with fishing industries or tourism-oriented businesses still need to build structures within 40 meters from the coastline. Other areas are located in high elevations which are not susceptible to storm surges. to page 3

DSWD receives more aid for ‘Yolanda’ victims
MANILA -- Four months after Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Visayas region, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) continues to receive financial and inkind donations from different countries intended for the survivors. On Tuesday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) turned over to DSWD the amount of US$ 1 million from the Government of Pakistan as contribution to the relief efforts for the victims of ‘Yolanda’, during a simple ceremony at the DFA office in Pasay City. DFA also turned over the US$300 donation of Madame Dian Haseng, spouse of the Indonesian Ambassador in Nigeria which was coursed through the Philippine Embassy in Abuja, Nigeria. The donor requested that the amount be used for the rebuilding of mosques in Muslim communities in the areas affected by ‘Yolanda’. On the other hand, DSWD-Field Office VII Director Mercedita Jabagat received 800 metric tons of rice from the People’s Republic of China, coursed through the Department of Agriculture (DA). Likewise, DSWDField Office VIII received one unit of vehicle (Ford Everest) under loan agreement from the United Nations Chilto page 2

Members of Iglesia ni Cristo assembled at Leyte Academic Sports Center (Grandstand) for their evangelical gathering and distribution of relief goods last March 15,2014.

Iglesia ni Cristo launches eco-farming facility and resettlement area in Leyte
TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte– The Iglesia ni Cristo led by Exeutive Minister Eduardo V. Manalo lead in the ground-breaking ceremonies of March 14, 2014 for the housing and livelihood projects for victims of Typhoon Yolanda in Leyte. The INC resettlement and eco-farming site is a 3,000 hectares land of by the Iglesia ni Cristo at Sitio New Era, Barangay Langit at the municipality of Al-

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angalang in the province of Leyte. The model community is situated 18 kilometers from Tacloban City which is considered “ground zero” of the destruction brought about by typhoon Yolanda. Through the housing and livelihood project, the INC hopes to contribute to the speedy recovery and rehabilitation of the Yolanda stricken province of Leyte. It was learned that the area to be initially developed for housing, eco-farming and garments factory is 768 hectares which will be expanded in the future. The INC targets to build 250 quadruplex studio type homes with one quadruplex having an area of 140 square meters. Each quadruplex will have four housing units with a lot area of 35 square meters and a floor area of 22 square meters. This will mean that an initial 1,000 housing units to page 3

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March 16-22 2014

UN commends PH’s commitment to ‘Build Back Better and Safer’ Sunday 16th of March 2014
MANILA, March 16 -- United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos commended the Philippines in her Briefing for Member States in Geneva on March 7, for the significant progress after the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), which she saw firsthand during her last visit to the Philippines. The Department of Foreign Affairs in a statement said, Undersecretary General Amos drew particular attention to the early signs of recovery which were visible everywhere, with women and men continuing to make every effort to rebuild their lives. She stated that even as she saw the progress, much remains to be done. Millions of people still require urgent assistance to rebuild their lives and livelihoods, and the need ensure that the gains attained thus far are not rolled back. She stressed that it is crucial for the international humanitarian community to help the Government and people build back safer so that the next massive storm does not bring the terrible levels of devastation that we saw with Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), noting that typhoon season in the Philippines is about to commence. Minister Noralyn Jubaira-Baja, Charge d’ Affaires, a.i., of the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations, informed the Member States and humanitarian donor community that the Philippines is now in the early recovery, reconstruction and development phase, with a particular focus on livelihood and agriculture. She reiterated the Philippine Government’s commitment to “Build Back Better” and safer, and work in close cooperation with the international humanitarian community and the private sector to carry out the massive rehabilitation effort in 171 municipalities and cities affected by Yolanda/Haiyan.

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Minister Baja closed by reiterating the heartfelt gratitude of the Philippines and the Filipino people to the international humanitarian community for their untiring and continued solidarity in times of great need. (DFA)

Climate change gave us Yolanda, official said
TACLOBAN CITYPhilippine Climate Change Commissioner Naderev “Yeb” Saño admitted “it’s no rumor anymore” that climate change has also contributed to last year’s supertyphoon Yolanda which leveled central Philippines and killed over 8,000 persons. “We have enough evidence to show that climate change is already upon us and the science is coming very much clearer into focus. That when you have warmer temperature around the world, like in the western hemisphere, that will breed more storms,” Sano said during a visit to the city on March 2. “That’s the bad news. But then again I would like to emphasize that disaster is not only the function of the hazards. There are lots of things that I believe are within our control including moving people out of harm’s way, doing good urban planning and addressing poverty in an effective way then disasters will be minimized. That is why we are working with the local government of Tacloban, as it is important that the way Tacloban will recover becomes the model for the rest of the Philippines,” he added. In terms of its recovery, the commissioner said that “Tacloban’s recovery is inspiring, faster.” “We as a global community are working closely together,” he said, adding that nine out of ten disasters are relayed to climate. Meantime, Margareta Wahlstrom, special representative of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon for UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, also warned that while the country is reeling from its massive rehabilitation and reconstruction program, people should learn “not to forget” the lessons brought by the disaster. “The disaster also brings opportunity for the country to work together and do better.” Acknowledging that the country is one of the most disasters prone countries in the world, Wahlstrom emphasized on the need of good communication in all levels in the community.

A Turkish national distributes computers for the city government of Tacloban as part of their aid to the city and the victims of the super typhoon Yolanda.

emony will hand over the equipment and vaccines to the Department of Health as a symbol of the continuing support of UNICEF to the Philippine government and to Filipino children, Ms. Francia said. UNICEF is supporting the Philippine government to reestablish/strengthen its national immunization program and make it disaster-resilient. Due to the sensitive nature of vaccines, support is needed for the proper equipment, transport, storage and distribution so that children can get the most benefit out of these vaccines. Typhoon Yolanda, the most powerful storm ever recorded, resulted in the displacement of 4.4 million persons including more than 1.8 million children. Health care infrastructures have been severely damaged and health workers were victims as well. UNICEF reaches out to the most vulnerable children in the Philippines especially those affected by disasters. In the event of emergencies, immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective public health interventions to protect children from illnesses. UNICEF, which is currently supplying vaccines reaching 36% of the world’s children, works with partners and manufacturers to obtain vaccines at affordable prices while maintaining a healthy market. UNICEF works with governments, partners and communities to increase demand for immunization establish better cold chain and logistic systems; design approaches to “reach the unreached”; and increase national ownership for immunization. (PIA 8)

dren’s Fund (UNICEF) to be used solely in the monitoring of child protection programs in ‘Yolanda’- affected areas in Eastern Visayas. The vehicle was received by DSWD-Field Office VIII Director Nestor B. Ramos (right) from UNICEF Child Protection Specialist Galit Wolfenshon. DSWD and UNICEF are partners in the project called Family Tracing and Reunification (FTR), a system which identifies, traces, and documents cases of orphaned children in ‘Yolanda’-hit areas in the region. FTR enables the sharing of accurate information on children who were orphaned or separated from their parents/ relatives so they can be registered for child care services. Dir. Ramos said that the vehicle will be useful since they are assisting the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers (MSWDOs) in the case management of some 132 children included in the FTR database, as well as 375 children in need of special protection. Since most of our vehicles were also damaged by ‘Yolanda’, we need this to facilitate mobility of our social workers who monitor the situation of children needing special protection,” Dir. Ramos said. (DSWD)

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TYPHOON YOLANDA HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE JOB OPPORTUNITIES Plan International is one of the oldest and largest international development agencies in the world. In the Philippines, Plan works with children and their families in the poor communities with programs covering education, child and youth engagement, health (including water and environmental sanitation), and child protection. Plan International has launched a major disaster response effort to help alleviate the suffering and preserve human dignity among the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in Leyte, East Samar and West Samar. For this purpose, Plan International invites highly competent, experienced and committed professionals to fill the following positions:




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Supervising Construction Engineers (4), Based in Tacloban City and Borongan

The incumbent will provide technical and implementation oversight in rehabilitation and construction of disaster-resistant school facilities and health stations, ensuring compliance and quality for the smooth implementation and overall achievement of project objectives. Has extensive knowledge and experience in emergency shelter delivery. Has knowledge of SPHERE Minimum standards on Shelter. Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering/ Architecture/Urban Planning. CPA preferred. Minimum 3-5 years’ experience required in supervising infrastructure projects, especially school or health facility projects. Knowledge of building codes and standards in the Philippines is desirable. Has proven capacity to provide supportive supervision. Has knowledge of Disaster Risk Reduction, do no harm and building back better principles desirable. Has excellent written and spoken English and Filipino communication skills.

Community Based Child Protection Monitors (5), Based in Leyte and Eastern Samar

The incumbent will be working with local level government authority to establish community level child protection and reporting mechanism during the emergency; provide training to government and community on child protection and reporting mechanism and initiate appropriate measures in case of child protection incident reported. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in social science with minimum of two years’ experience on Child Protection program especially on ‘community based child protection’; Good training and interpersonal skills with oral communication both in local language and in English are desirable for the position. Qualified candidates must submit their letter of intent with detailed curriculum vitae on or before 28 March 2014 to indicating the position they are applying for in the subject title. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only contact short-listed candidates for further screening. Due to the urgency of the position, we will contact qualified applicants for immediate interview and may offer the job to the qualified candidate before the recruitment period ends.
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na pinagdaanan ko bago nakapunta ng Barcelona, Spain for a Global Forum and Competition. Grabe, bukod sa muntik ako hindi makasama dahil sa na Yolanda ang lugar namin sa Leyte, which is the same date when the result of the qualified Expert Educators was posted sa Internet at wala ako kaalam alam doon dahil no more communication na sa Palo, eh, denied pa ang Visa ko papunta ng Spain. Halos umiyak ako dahil akala ko uuwi na lang ako ng Palo few days before going to Spain,” Fernandez recalled his experience before he made it at last for the trip abroad. “My individual project landed in the semifinals but was not able to be on the top 3. Individual project competition is really tough! But I am proud because mine is one of the best projects. They took video on me while discussing the project. International press interview me also,” Fernandez narrated. From the experience, Fernandez believed that “Filipino teachers are really great.” In 2012, Fernandez

was also recognized as one of the innovative teachers in the country during the 7th Search for Innovative Teachers Leadership Award of Microsoft Partners in Learning. “It’s not only on the use of technology but how lessons will be delivered to the students. Filipino teachers are the best teachers.” “I can say that I contributed a lot for the success of my team. From the preparation of the learning activity or lesson plan, there is no question for my other members on the use of technology. Of course they are advance and they are really great in using the technology. But I worked more on the content of our learning activity on how it will be delivered to the panel of judges. From the objectives down to the task on how the students will perform,” Fernandez noted. Personally however Fernandez said that one thing he learned from his teammates and other participants “is the use of technology as strategy.” “There are programs or ICT tools that I really don’t know how to use but they introduce it to me.” “In the presentation, I have the longest part. I

discuss how the students will work in the group and how they will acquire the 21st century skills, which I believed got the attention of the judges and for sure we earned points from it.” “During the question and answer, it was Kurt Socer who answered the questions. What I did, I let showed something on our presentation that gives us points again. It was the details on how students will have their groupings. Michio Inaba from Japan is a SPED teacher and he is deaf…We used a great software and Bing Translator that translated English to Japanese, this with the assistance of Tamer from Egypt while Michio made a video presentation on how we collaborate,” ,” Fernandez said, recalling his efforts in his team in order to get the top place. Now that Fernandez is heading homeward, he only got one thing on his mind: to share his knowledge abroad to his students in school. “With my participation abroad, I also hoped to get more assistance for our school.” Fernandez’s school to include his computer laboratory were flattened by Yolanda November 8 last year. Last January, the Chi-

nese Red Cross and the Philippine Red Cross constructed 26 transitional classrooms in his campus as all of the school’s classrooms were destroyed. According to Fernandez, his school needs more help now, from another computer laboratory to library and science laboratory. “But I am not stopping. I love teaching. This award is for my family, my country, and above all, my students back home”

will be developed with at least a thousand Typhoon Yolanda displace families will be accommodated in the relocation area. The New Era resettlement and eco-farming community will also have a dried fish plant, a garments manufacturing factory and a bottle plant. All these will provide livelihood for those who will be given housing units. For the Eco-Farming project in Sitio New Era, the following will be the crops/plants to be cultivated in the community: Imported rice varieties, Imported fruit bearing trees, Imported vegetables and Cultured mushrooms. All the products of the eco-farming communities will be for export, or are of export-quality. The main beneficiaries of the housing project, eco-farming project and various factories in Sitio New Era are Iglesia Ni Cristo brethren affected by typhoon Yolanda that pounded Central Philippines on November 8, 2013. It was learned that some 7,000 to 8,000 INC individual members or a total number of 2,630 INC families were affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Of this number, some 1,500 are from East Leyte,

1,000 are from Western Leyte; and 130 from Samar. It was also gathered that all the construction workers and other workers helping build the INC projects in New Era including the housing projects, garments factory, dried fish plant, bottle plant, and other structures in the area are provided an income by the Iglesia Ni Cristo. The beneficiaries are also being given financial aid while the whole project is still being completed. INC families affected by typhoon Yolanda, who have either lost their houses/or their livelihood, were also given food aid and cash — P20,000 or P10,000 each depending on the damage to their homes — in the immediate aftermath of typhoon Yolanda. Funding for the relief goods, resettlement project and the eco-farming project, including the garments factory, dried fish plant, and bottle plant came from the funds generated by the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s “Worldwide Walk for those affected by typhoon Yolanda” held on February 15, 2014 and from the donations of Iglesia Ni Cristo members for the “Lingap sa Mamamayan” or Aid to Humanity. (PIA 8)


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Lacson recommends distinguishing between “Safe Zones” and “Unsafe Zones” and identifying “No Dwelling Zones”.

This would require mapping all the areas and determining the particular risks for each area (for example, inundation or landslides). Based on this determination, PARR will recommend that no structures be built on “Unsafe Zones”. The local government units will issue the appropriate ordinance with respect to land use.

For areas considered “Unsafe” but are needed for livelihood—such as areas where fishermen build structures— PARR proposes to consider them as “No Dwelling Zones”. This means that structures necessary for livelihood or commercial purposes can be allowed on “No Dwelling Zone” areas, but residential structures will be prohibited. PARR adds that in case of an impending calamity, persons in the “No Dwelling Zones” would be subject to emergency evacuation. Asked whether some

existing structures would have to be located, Lacson says: “There is no compromise espe-

cially when it comes to municipal halls and other government buildings in Unsafe Zones. How can the local government respond to calamities when they are, themselves, susceptible to high risks when a calamity strikes?”
Lacson emphasized that the vision of PARR is to assist the government and the private sector in “building back better”. “This would require building in areas that would not make structures at risk of being destroyed, or lives at risk of

being lost.”(PARR)




March 16-22 2014

Management a function of charity
THAT’S right. Managing people is actually a matter of loving them, and loving them all the way. While we have to be most thankful for the tremendous light we have gained from the many management theories so far articulated, we have to be very clear that no theory takes off the ground, let alone, flourishes unless it is infused with the living substance of charity. Managing people, for sure, is not merely a matter of techniques, though techniques and methods, with their corresponding tools and instruments, would always be helpful and necessary. In this regard, let’s hope and pray that the effort to refine these techniques and methods, and to improve the tools and instruments, would continue. There’s still a lot of room for improvement in this area. But we should avoid falling into the thinking that management is just a matter of playing up these elements in some clever manner. The reason is that people are not mere objects. They are persons, and as persons they need to be dealt with properly by entering into their mind and heart, giving them the indispensable motives that should also go beyond the material and worldly values and standards. Their innate dignity as persons and children of God should not be put in brackets in any given moment. They simply cannot and should not be managed to achieve a purely economic, social or political goal. The criteria to measure their efficiency and effectiveness should not just be in purely worldly terms, like profit, popularity, etc. Charity has to be always the moving spirit behind every management task. It should be a constant, and not only to be seen as the principle or as the result of the management process. It should not be regarded as something that can be turned on and off in certain instances. It has to be on all the time. No one can actually ignore the requirement of charity for long. While some immediate benefits can be reaped with a mere application of techniques and methods, the same cannot go far unless the demands of charity are truly met. The human need for


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t’s a little over a hundred other provinces for Yolanda victims and days of Yolanda’s fury, for rehabilitation of facilities. Local government units also came a super typhoon that wrecked havoc to help specially in the clearing and to our communities in Leyte and cleaning activities to rid the streets of Samar, that has caused some 6,000 Tacloban with heaps of smelly garbage. lives lost; hundreds badly hurt and a So much garbage has spread all over good number gone, unseen, unfound; Tacloban and other towns caused by thousands of dwellings destroyed with Yolanda that the clearing is still ona good number simply washed away. going as of press time. They came, Grief ruled our hearts, a lot of our complete with equipment, from Makati, people aimlessly walking around; with Metro Manila Development Authority, blank faces feeling uncertain what they Calbayog, Baybay City and others. will do, where they will go, and how to There were other groups, all over, live normal lives again. unnamed, unnoticed, unannounced Like a magic wand that was waved on who did their share. air by a Powerful Being, generous people One of these is the JAHs Army, from all over of different nationalities initiated by a young professional and the United Nation worldwide who did their share in distributing immediately responded to help. Food, relief goods to Tacloban’s poor sector. clothes, blankets, tarpaulins, readyCertainly, there are many others who made tents as temporary shelters, and worked in silence. cash dole-outs especially from Tzu Chi, Lately we read from the Philippine a Taiwan-based Buddhist foundation Daily Inquirer of an agreement inked were distributed. It is easy to say by Alfonso G. Sy, President of the that over a billion dollars have been Federation of the Filiino-Chinese poured into our shores. The United Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nations Office for the Coordination of (FFCCI) and Leyte Governor Leopoldo Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) has “Mic” Petilla, for the construction of already distributed about $609 million. 500 houses and five school buildings in typhoon ravaged area of Leyte. Other unnamed sources have silently From the bottom of their hearts, super come over to help. typhoon Yolanda victims thank them The Philippine national leadership with their prayers for more blessings thru President Noynoy Aquino has from God, and a sincere wish: “May poured millions for Leyte-Samar and their tribe increase”


Thank You Generous Filipinos and foreigners of course!

March 16-22 2014

need will always seek betterment. We need to understand that this charity is the charity that comes from God. It should not just be a product of our own making, no matter how well-intentioned. Through time we have seen many caricatures of charity that only have the name and appearance of charity but not the substance. They don’t work for long. This is the charity expressed by Christ who said, “Love one another as I have loved you.” It is the charity that is actually being given to us in an abiding way through his grace. It’s not just an idea, a policy, a slogan, or a mere sentiment. It’s a living and effective thing that embodies all virtues proper to us. It certainly includes justice, prudence, mercy, affection, compassion, creativity, etc. Remember St. Paul describing it as something that “bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Cor 13,7) We have to disabuse ourselves from the fear that charity would just put us in a weak position in our management activities, or that it would do away with penal justice altogether, or that it would lead us to be easily taken advantage of, etc. Charity, in fact, would prod us to face certain inconvenient truths and situations bravely and would guide us in tackling difficult decisions to be made. But it certainly starts with affection, understanding, compassion and patience. It tells us to think well of the others even if they have done some wrong for which justice also has t be served. It is the charity of God who is “slow to anger and quick to forgive.” It knows how to reinvent itself as often as necessary all the way to death. This is the charity that will be sustained by prayer and sacrifice, by constant recourse to the sacraments, without neglecting the human need to attain the competence we need in our management activities, which means continuing study and formation. Charity makes use of both human and spiritual means, human and supernatural means. Only then can our management duties be carried out properly.



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Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Maydolong, Eastern Samar

charity in the management process will always find a way to be felt. That’s the reason why there are always changes, dialogues, problems in any management environment. When badly understood and handled, this need can explode into violence. And even when well handled, this
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth (8th) Judicial Region BRANCH 2 Borongan, Eastern Samar IN RE: PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF minor child JOHN ALFRED BUENAFE DALINA & CANCELLATION OF THE CERT. OF LIVE BIRTH OF JOHN ALFRED DALINA UNDER REG. NO. 2009-276. SPS. FREDDIE A. DALINA & THELMA B. DALINA Petitioners SPEC. PROC. NO. 15012 x- - - - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

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 t\ that Gertlie Vidal Loste has filed with this Office, a petition for Correction of entry in sex from “Female” to “Male” in the Certificate of Live Birth of Gerlie Vidal Loste at Maydolong, Eastern Samar and whose parents are Gerry Loste and Rosalie Vidal. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than March 24, 2014. (Sgd.) ENGR. SUSANA D. ABERIA Municipal Civil Registrar

This is a verified petition for adoption of minor John Alfred Buenafe Dalina filed by petitioners-spouses Freddie A. Dalina and Thelma B. Dalina praying that after due publication, notice and

hearing, judgment be rendered (1) granting the adoption of herein minor child by herein petitioners – spouses Freddie A. Dalina and Thelma B. Dalina and forthwith, a decree of adoption be issued placing herein minor child John Alfred B. Dalina in the category of a legitimate child of herein petitioners; (2) granting and bestowing upon said minor child all the rights and privileges appurtenant to a legitimate child; (3) ordering the Local Civil Registrar of Maydolong, Eastern Samar and the National Statistics Office, the cancellation of the Live Birth Certificate of John Alfred B. Dalina under Registry No. 2009-276 which for all legal intents and purposes is a null and void document having been issued through inadvertent misrepresentations of herein petitioners; (4) ordering the registration anew of the fact of birth of herein minor John Alfred B. Dalina of the Local Civil Registrar of Maydolong, Eastern Samar, and (5) other reliefs which are just and equitable under the premises are likewise prayed for. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and 215,192.60), excluding penalties, charges, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned or his duly authorized deputy will sell at public auction on MARCH 26, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the main entrance of the Municipal Building of Can-avid, Eastern Samar to the highest bidder for CASH or MANAGER’S CHECK and in Philippine currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: ARP No.: 05-0500800243 LOCATION: Brgy. 08, Can-avid, Eastern Samar LAND AREA: 94 SQ.M. CADASTRAL LOT NO.: 2912 ASSESSOR’S LOT NO.: 026 BLOCK NO.: 07 BOUNDARIES: North – 025-Casarino; South – L. Gales Street; East – 024 – A. Hicao; West – 027-J. Concan 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 APRIL 8, 2014, without further notice. Dolores, Eastern Samar, Philippines, February 19, 2014,

Petition for Sale under Act No. 3135/1508 filed by METRO ORMOC COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCCI), against PORTIA G. MENDOZA, of L. Gales St., Brgy. 8, Can-avid, Eastern Samar, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March, 2013 amounts to TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED NINETYTWO PESOS AND SIXTY CENTAVOS (PhP

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth (8th) Judicial Region BRANCH 4 Dolores, Eastern Samar METRO ORMOC COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCCI), Mortgagee, -versusPORTIA G. MENDOZA, Mortgagor, EJF No. 315 For: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT NO. 3135, AS AMENDED x- - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE Upon Extra-Judicial

substance, set this case for hearing on May 2, 2014, at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the session Hall of this Court. Any person having or claiming any interest in the adoption of minor John Alfred B. Dalina, may, within fifteen (15) days from Notice of the petition or from the last date of the publication of this Order, file his/her opposition thereto. Let a copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Eastern Samar and accredited by this Court to publish judicial and legal notices, at the expense of the petitioners. The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer (PSWDO) is hereby directed to conduct a Child and Home Study Report, and to conduct counseling sessions with the biological parents on the matter of adoption of the adoptee, and to submit her reports thereon before the date of hearing. Furnish copy of this Order, together with a copy of the petition to the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, to the Provincial Prosecutor, the PSWDO, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, Atty. Apelado and the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Borongan City, Eastern Samar, December 5, 2013.


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Publication Notice R.A. 9048

Republic of the Philippines City Civil Registry Province of Eastern Samar City of Borongan

In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby serve to the public that MA. BELEN BALBIN CASPE-ASAYAS has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from BELEN to MA. BELEN in the Birth Certificate of BELEN BALBEN CASPE who was born on May 24, 1964 at Borongan, Samar and whose parents are JOSE CASPE and FELOMINA A. BALBIN. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file written opposition with this Office not later than 25 March 2014. (Sgd.) MA. LUISA M. AZUL III City Civil Registrar

ESB: March 9-15, 16-22, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Regional Trial Court 8th Judicial Region BRANCH 4 Dolores, Eastern Samar KRIZZIA IMARI A. PRADO, Petitioners -vsLCR of Dolores, E. Samar, OFFICE of the SOLICITOR GENERAL, And all persons who are interested, Respondents CIVIL CASE NO. 326 For: CANCELLATION of an ENTRY IN the CERTIFICATE of LIVE BIRTH x- - - - - - - - - --x ORDER
substance, the same is hereby set for hearing before this Court on March 26, 2014 at 8:00 o’clock in the morning at which any interested person may appear and oppose the petition. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioners once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Eastern Samar duly accredited by this Court. Furnish copy of this order and of the petition to the petitioner, her counsel, LCR of Dolores, E. Samar and the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. Dolores, Eastern Samar, January 28, 2014.

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(Sgd.) NATHANIEL E. BALDONO Presiding Judge

(Sgd.) Atty. MA. JALICE B. LATOJAIRASGA Clerk of Court VI And Ex-Officio Sheriff

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This is a verified petition for correction of entries in the Certificate of Live Birth filed by petitioner Byron Buenafe Baula, represented by Caridad Buenafe Baula, through counsel, praying that after due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered directing the Local Civil Registrar of Llorente, Eastern Samar and the Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office, Manila, to correct the entry in his record of birth, particularly his gender and sex from “female” to “male”, his true and correct gender, and also his first name from “Viron” to “Byron”. Finding the petition to be in due form and substance, set this case for hearing on May 6, 2014, at 9:30 in the morning, at the session hall of this Court. Any person having or claiming any interest under the entries in the record of birth the correction of which is being sought may, within fifteen (15) days from notice of the petition or from the last date of publication of this Order, file his opposition


thereto. Let copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation and duly accredited to publish judicial or legal notices in the province of Eastern Samar at the expense of the petitioner. Send a copy of this Order, together with a copy of the petition to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City and to the Local Registrar of Llorente, Eastern Samar, the Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office, Manila and to petitioner and his representative Caridad Buenafe Baula, and his counsel. SO ORDERED. Borongan City, Eastern Samar, January 21, 2014.

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(Sgd.) FILOTEA M. ESTORNINOS Presiding Judge

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(Sgd.) NATHANIEL E. BALDONO Presiding Judge

A verified petition had been filed before this Court by petitioner KRIZZIA IMARI A. PRADO thru counsel, praying among others that after notice and hearing, an order be issued canceling the annotation in the Certificate of Live Birth of the petitioner that she is legitimated by the subsequent marriage of her parents. The petition being sufficient in form and




March 09-15 2014

Tetta shares her blessings to the Yolanda victims
Tacloban City - There is one way to spread charity in this world that could impact humanity and that is to give it in anonymity without inhibitions and put smile and comfort to the needy. Four months ago Tacloban City, a thriving city, was hit with the strongest typhoon to make a landfall in the history of the world. With the world watching the devastation brought upon the people in eastern visayas several private organizations and the United Nations immediately sent help thereby assisting the areas hit to move forward and build anew. With all the restorations going, one of the rare occasions that comes to the aid of the people is a helping hand from a private person, nonetheless a woman with glamour, wealth and international reputation as the first Asian model for Givenchy, a famous designer in Paris, France. Tetta Agustin, a Filipina based in Europe and a well-known personality in the fashion industry, has now come to bring help in her own capacity. In an interview with the Leyte Samar Daily Express, she told that she has been involve in charity works in Europe as well as in Los Angeles, California but less here in the Philippines. Although since 1999 she parted ways with the charity groups, she continues her mission by her own personal ways. When she knew that her relatives from Ejercito Clan in Manila came an visited the city of Tacloban after the Super Typhoon Yolanda, she thought that with her advocacy to lend hand it would definitely uplift the morale of the victims. Ms. Tetta Agustin came in this city with her bestfriend Ms.Tina Mondejar-Diloy, who is a Taclobanon and the sister of JE Mondejar Foundation College President Jose Rene Mondejar, to look for a better location for her project which is to build few school buildings. “JE Mondejar College may be a recipient for the project.” she stated. “We will roam the city first before assessment and I have six days to do that.” she said. She is positive that with the connection within Tacloban and help of the Mondejar family her project will be accomplished in due time. “I’m using my own funds to help the victims. My friends were trying to share but I have to have an assessment first.” she added. This is maybe the first time that a former supermodel will directly fund a project from her own pocket and that she had been first in a lot of ways. Like in a recent exclusive interview with Phil. Star she said that after her retirement from modeling in 1982 she was the first Filipina to open a remittance business in Europe for the Kababayans. Dr. Don Ejercito, a cousin of Ms. Tetta Agustin, had already come last December few weeks after the storm as a volunteer to help the victims. When Ms. Tetta came back to the Philippines also last December she eventually planned a trip to Tacloban. “My daughter has her charity works and I have my own also.” she said. As her family’s advocacy continues she is hopeful that eventually victims of the Super Typhoon Yolanda will restore normalcy and progress. (Aljim Arcueno)

Photo: Ernanie Fernandez (second from left) representing the Philippines during the awarding with his 3 other team members from other countries as they were declared grand winner in “Learn-a-thon,” a group category competition of worldwide teachers during the Microsoft Education Global Forum 2014 in Barcelona, Spain last March 1114, 2014.

By Ronald O. Reyes

Leyte teacher wins award abroad
of Japan, and Garreth Ritter of UK. There were 52 groups among 267 international expert educators.” “ But Garreth was not able to participate. So only the four of us compete in the group category. There were 17 or 20 groups in the category,” Fernandez told Leyte Samar Daily Express. In the “Learn-a-thon,” teachers were tasked to make a new learning activity about the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. “There are 8 MDGs. And the Global Forum chooses only 3 themes: sustainability, poverty and gender equality. For 24 hours, teachers were tasked to prepare a learning activity on the chosen theme. The learning activity must shows the use of technology and how students develop the 21st century skills based on

Filipino teachers are world class. Asked teacher Ernanie Fernandez, 36, from typhoon Yoanda-hit Palo, Leyte who is one of the two representatives from the Philippines in the just concluded Microsoft Education Global Forum 2014 held in Barcelona, Spain. The other representative from the country is Zoilo Pinongcos Jr. from Iloilo. During the event, Fernandez, a technology and livelihood education faculty at Palo National High School, along with his team topped in a “Learna-thon,” a group category competition of worldwide teachers. “We were grouped randomly prior to the start of the forum. We were in team 44 with Kurt Socer of Austria, Tamer El Kady of Egypt and Michio Inaba
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 3 Guiuan, Eastern Samar VILMA CORTEZSALVEDIA, Petitioner -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GUIUAN, EASTERN SAMAR, Respondent Special Proceeding No. 1379 For: CORRECTION OF ENTRIES x- - - - - - - -x ORDER

the 21st Century Learning Design aside from we are addressing to the theme of the UN MDG-Poverty.” For each category or theme, there were 3 winners: 2nd runner up, 1st runner up, grand winner. Fernandez’s team was hailed as the grand winner on UN-MDG “Poverty” category. When asked on what he learned from the event, Fernandez said: “I’ve learned a lot from this global experience. I met the other expert educators in the world… their innovative strategies in teaching and of course since it is Microsoft, the innovative strategies mean the use of technology in teaching that will develop 21st century skills of the students. We exchanges ideas.” “God is really good! Alam nyo ba ang hirap

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Photo: (from left) Ms. Tina Mondejar-Diloy, Jose Rene Mondejar, Ms. Tetta Agustin, and Linda Villaseno-Verganio.

Before this Court is a verified Petition filed by VILMA CORTEZSALVEDIA, through counsel, praying of this Honorable

Court that, after due notice, publication and hearing, an ORDER be issued directing the Local Civil Registrar of Guiuan, Eastern Samar to correct the entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of Petitioner, with Local Civil Registry No. 85-680, particularly the following: A. Petitioner’s Middle name: from “CORTEX” to “CORTEZ”; B. Petitioner’s Last name: from “SALVEDEA” to “SALVEDIA”; C. Middle name and last name of Petitioner’s Mother (Maiden name): From “DIONESIA C. SALVEDEA” to “DIONESIA R. CORTEZ”; It appearing that the Petition is sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing of the petition be set on April 24, 2014 at 8:30 in the morning in the Session Hall of this Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 3, Guiuan, Eastern Samar. Let a copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Region VIII

and the Province of Eastern Samar at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing to afford person or persons who may have opposition to file the same, stating among others the grounds why said Petition should not be granted, and attend on said hearing at the date, time and place as above-stated. Let a copy thereof be furnished to the Solicitor General, Office of the Civil Registrar, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and the Assistant Provincial Prosecutor, for information and appropriate action. SO ORDERED in Chambers. February 13, 2014 in the afternoon. Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines.


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(Sgd.) ROLANDO M. LACDO-O Presiding Judge