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Comelec proclaims Baybay


City Mayor for the 2nd time

By Emma L. Lago

MANILA The Commission on


Elections once again upheld the
victory of City Mayor Carmen L.
Cari in a re-canvass of her votes
on Wednesday, May 21, held at
the Comelec Central Office at the
request of her opponent.
A Special Board of Canvassers
convened by Comelec Chairman
Sixto Brillantes at the Comelec
central office in Intramuros, Manila proclaimed Mayor Carmen L.
Cari anew as the rightful winner
of the May 2013 polls after a recanvass of her votes showed she
garnered 30,618 votes last May
2013 elections, while her opponent Ma. Lourdes V. Galenzoga
got only 15,421.
The re-canvass of the votes
showed exactly the same results
in the May 2013 canvassing that
Galenzoga disputed.
To recall, the proclamation
of Mayor Carmen L. Cari was
nullified by the Commission on
Election en banc after Galenzoga
protested the composition of the
CBOC as illegal.
Cari filed a motion for reconsideration which the Comelec en
banc denied and a re-canvassing
see

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SM Foundation Member of Board of Trustees Felicidad Sy, SM Vice Chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson and TV host Kris Aquino join the awardees of the SUPER
Media Awards, among them EV Mail publisher and editor-in-chief Lalaine M. Jimenea (left most, second row), who persevered in sending stories through
texts a day after Yolanda hit and continued the regular publication of the newsweekly despite no revenues and power outtage all over the region.

Rotary Club of Manila, Boysen distribute 105 boats through Lucy


ORMOC CITY The Rotary Club of
Manila, the countrys oldest Rotary
Club, distributed 100 fishing boats
on Friday, May 23, to seven groups
of fishermen from Merida, Leyte,
through the office of 4th district Leyte
Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez.
Rep. Gomez also distributed an additional five fishing boats, this time to
fisher folks at Brgy. Ipil, this city, sponsored by Pacific Paint (Boysen) Phil. Inc.
Key officers of the Rotary Club of
Manila, including Rotary District 3810
Governor Karen Tamayo, were present.
Also present were Richard Gomez, Leyte
Vice Governor Carlo Loreto, Merida
Mayor Tony Martinez and Provincial
Board Member Mesias Arevalo.
Ebb Hinchliffe, executive director
of the American Chamber of the Philippines, was also around to meet Rep.
Gomez for the first time after many
long phone conversations. Hinchliffe
is looking around Lucys district to see
what the American Chamber can help
improve its economy and earlier talked
with the local Ormoc Chamber of Commerce and Industry officers.

In his speech before the recipients,


club president Rudy Bediones said
their club decided to sponsor the fishing boats after Rep. Gomez and husband Richard visited them in a club
meeting and appealed for their help.
He also introduced to the fishermen their biggest donor for the
endeavor, Hermie Esguerra, who
donated all of his winnings from a
horse race to it. Other Rotarians who
came were Bedioness wife haron,
incoming president Frank Evaristo,
Dr. Cesar Ubaldo and Hannah Toledo.
Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez, on the
other hand, told the recipients to take
care of the Rotary of Manilas donations. The fishing boats, she said, will
be operated by the seven federations.
The fishermen will rent the boats
from the federation, and the pooled
funds would be used for its maintenance and other needs.
It was learned that the fishermens
federations were organized by provincial board member Mesias Arevalo.
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NEWS

Two killed in cops hollow


block factory

The two victims lie dead on the ground after the gunmen left.
Photo from the FB page of Maria Theresa Baunsit-Arias
ORMOC CITY Two people
were peppered with bullets
and killed at a hollow block
factory owned by a Baybay
city policeman late afternoon
of Thursday, May 22.
The victims were identified
as one Reynaldo Arevalo, 45, a
mechanic residing at Brgy. San
Pablo, this city, and Joel Calle,
25, a native of Baybay City and
currently residing in Ormoc.
Arevalo had a shop beside the
hollow block factory while
Calle lived at the factory together with his live-in partner
Shao-yen Austria.
Sr. Insp. Rio Tan, chief
of police station 3, said their
initial investigation show that
the hollow block factory was
owned by a policemen, SPO2
Boy Datahan from Baybay
City who is currently assigned
at the intelligence division of
the regional PNP office.
Datahan, it was learned,
was drinking with the two
shortly before the incident
happened. The cop left the
two saying he had some business elsewhere. Minutes later,

two men arrived and thereafter


started shooting at the two.
The two men were literally
peppered with bullets. Some
26 slugs and empty shells of
caliber 45 were reportedly
recovered from the scene but
the report at the blotter states
only 22.
Calles live-in partner,
Shao-yen, said she was even
shot at by one of the gunmen
when she ran away and attracted their attention. Luckily, he
missed her. She cannot think
of anybody who is angry with
Calle, good enough to kill him.
On the other hand, it was
learned that the victim Arevalo
got drunk last May 15 during
the barrio fiesta at San Pablo.
He reportedly got rowdy and
showed off his gun.
Police said the gunmen
were really pissed with the
victims that they spent more
than 20 bullets to make sure
they are dead. The gunmen
were described by some witnesses as decently dressed.
By Paul Libres

Man commits suicide


ORMOC CITY A man
killed himself after an argument with his wife in the
evening of May 20, Tuesday,
at Brgy. Dolores, this city.
The victim was identified
as Edgardo Abad, 36 years
old. His wife found his lifeless
body hanging on the rafter of
their house. Mercelyn told
police that when she saw his
body hanging on a rope, she
immediately ran to her motherin-laws house nearby to ask
for help.
It was the victims mother,
Semeona, who took a knife and
cut down the rope, hoping to
catch her son alive. However,
he was already dead.

It was learned that the victim had always been suicidal.


The wife told police investigator PO2 Dindo Tuando that
previously, her husband had attempted suicide twice already.
On the first attempt, he slashed
his wrists but was saved. The
second time, he attempted to
drink poison but was stopped.
The victim would always
attempt to commit suicide after
getting into a fight with her, she
added. On the recent and fatal
one, they had a fight on Sunday, May 18, but befriended
each other the next day. By
May 20, he hanged himself.
By Paul Libres

May 19-25, 2014

DOST, PhiVolcs, DILG bat for early warning, action


and scientific approach to safer communities
ORMOC CITY Governors
and mayors from various
local government units in
Eastern Visayas convened
in this city on May 22 and 23
at the Sabin Resort Hotel, to
attend the regional leg of the
Iba na ang Panahon: Early
Warning, Early Action, Science for Safer Communities
roadshow spearheaded by
the Department of Science
and Technology and its allied
agency, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) and Office
of Civil Defense (OCD).
The Department of Interior and Local Government
(DILG) was also an important
partner in the activity, having
supervision over LGU executives.
The objective of the activity was to strengthen the
knowledge of LGU executives
on how to cope with disasters,
especially on preventive measures. The ultimate aim, it was
emphasized, was to avoid loss
of lives or minimize it, as the
value of the life of a person
cannot be quantified.
Present as resource speakers were DOST Asec. Raymund Liboro who represented
Sec. Mario Montejo, Dr. Renato Solidum of PhiVolcs,
DILG regional director Pedro
Noval, among others.
Director Noval said he cannot overemphasize the role of
mayors and governors in managing disaster management.
In turn, they can mobilize the
barangay chairmen who are
presumed to know more about
their villages, its risks and how
to cope with possible disaster
scenarios.
He also emphasized the
importance of information
and letting the people know,
and just not leave everything
to Gods will.
EV has 56 monitoring
stations
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Asec. Raymund Liboro of the DOST informs the audience that EV already has enough weather
monitoring stations to help LGUs prepare for eventualities in times of disasters.
mund Liboro said that Eastern
Visayas, at present, has 56
weather monitoring stations
with the latest equipment. This
do not include those from other
private entities.
He said that these weather
monitoring stations have the
capability to measure even
the strength of lightning and
thunder.
President Aquino, he added, would be putting up 500
weather monitoring stations
all over the country soon, and
a good number would be in
Eastern Samar. The project is
being supported by the World
Meteorological Organization.
E. Samar eyed for strong
tsunami, Cabalian an active
volcano
Dr. Renato Solidum, on the
other hand, said they are eyeing the possibility of a strong
tsunami happening in the east
coast of Samar, if a strong
quake happens under the sea
nearby.
Armed with maps, he explained the Philippine fault
lines and where they pass
through. A vulnerable area is
Eastern Samar which is near
the Philippine Deep.
The Philippine Fault Leyte
Segment also shows that it
passes right through Biliran
Island, then passes through
Ormoc down to Cabalian in
Southern Leyte. Mt. Cabalian,
he said, is still an active volcano.
Their studies show the volcano erupted 10,000 years ago
and since it is still active, could
erupt anytime in the future. He
said that nobody can prevent
a volcano from erupting but
there are many ways to prevent
loss of lives, in case it does. By
Paul Libres

620 to graduate from carpentry


training in Ormoc, Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) -620 people trained in carpentry and basic construction
work in Ormoc and Tacloban
are set to graduate on May 28
and 29, respectively.
The 620 individuals underwent rigorous training for three
months under supervision of
master carpenters, said Haidi
Fajardo, public affairs director
of The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-day Saints (LDS)
which is funding the training
program.
The recipients were those
who expressed willingness to
be trained and construct their
own houses as well as that of
their neighbors, she added.
The training program facilitated by the LDS is in line
with its goal of providing shelters to families whose houses
were destroyed by Yolanda.
The church provided them

with construction materials


and tools while labor was provided by the recipient.
Not only did they gain
a home- they learned a skill
which could provide them livelihood since the need for carpenters is immense in Yolanda
stricken areas, the LDS said
in a statement.
To date, 3,210 houses have
been built by LDS recipients.
Graduation exercises will
be held in Ormoc on May 28
and another one on May 29 for
Tacloban City.
It will also mark the culmination of the LDS Yolanda
shelter project, which along
with the training, is dubbed
as a celebration of Filipino
resiliency and how a caring,
nurturing environment brings
people together to accomplish
a greater good, the statement
stated.

Ormoc has new cable


TV provider
ORMOC CITY (PNA) Ormoc City residents will now
have a choice of which Cable
TV provider they would subscribe to, or go for the more
pricey Cignal.
The Philippine News
Agency said in a report that a
new cable television company
is now on test broadcasting
stage and are even offering free
subscription to those located
near the signal source.
The Bay Cable is managed
by Lea Doris Villar, a former
city councilor. PNA reported
that Villar said they are offering low connection charge of

P1,000, with a P500 refundable deposit and no advance


monthly fee.
The company wishes to
provide low-cost and clientcentered services in order to
help fill the peoples months
of hunger for news and information updates through
television.
They would also be using fiber optics for clearer
transmission and laying out
the lines are now focused on
different locations -- Alegria,
Punta, Linao, Naungan and
Tambulilid.

Tacloban airports terminal fee


increases to P 150 by June
TACLOBAN CITY Despite Yolandific conditions
of the Tacloban airport, the
Civil Aviation Authority
of the Philippines (CAAP)
will push through with the
second round of terminal fee
adjustment starting June.
From the current airport
terminal fee of P75 per passenger, it will increase by 33
percent to P100 by next month,
as the state-run airport operator implements CAAP Circular No. 09-13 series of 2013.
The increase next month
represents the second tranche
of the staggered adjustment
that took effect last year. We
have to do this even if the airport is not yet fully operational
since it is already scheduled
under the 2013 circular, said
Efren N. Nagrama, CAAP
Eastern Visayas area manager.
In July 2013, the government raised the Tacloban Airport terminal fee from P30 to
P75. The biggest hike will be
implemented next year, from
P100 to P150.
Nagrama said that the additional funds that will be
generated from the staggered
increases is not an income
for CAAP, but a recovery of
cost for various improvement
and maintenance of airport
facilities. The old rate has been
implemented since 1997.
However, there are oppositions to the increases.
Oliver Cam, vice president
and chief operating officer of
Welcome Home Leyte Hold-

ings Inc. said the adjustment


should be deferred since people are still suffering from the
impacts of the super typhoon.
CAAP should consider
the plight of storm survivors
here in Tacloban and Region 8.
The business sector will tackle
this impending adjustment and
will probably make a formal
request for deferment, Mr.
Cam said. We maintain our
stand that there should be no
adjustments unless the airport
is already developed.
The businessman asked
the airport management to
conduct a public consultation
anew since people forgot about
second tranche adjustment, as
attention has been diverted to
Yolandas aftermath.
CAAP will post this week
notices about the fee hike in
strategic areas of the DZR
Airport to make the public
aware about it.
Currently, CAAP is restoring the badly damaged airport
facilities through a P42.46million rehabilitation project
that kicked off in February.
Work is expected to be completed in two months.
Restoration activities are
concentrated on the reconstruction of the damaged airport terminal building, perimeter fence, and CAAP
administration office. The
project is on top of the P2.1
billion earmarked for the full
development of the Tacloban
Airport, targeted to be completed on 2017. PNA

1st post-Yolanda simulation


exercise held in Tacloban
TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) Residents went out of their
tents following a loud siren
past 9 a.m. Friday, May 23.
The elderly, persons with
disabilities, children and other
vulnerable members of their
families were first ushered to
safer grounds and transported
to the Astrodome, the biggest
evacuation center in Tacloban
City.
The scenes were just some
of the scenarios acted out in
the conduct of the first ever
post-Yolanda storm surge
community drill, participated
in by around 100 vulnerable
households from Barangay
(village) 88, one of the hardest
storm-hit barangays at the San
Jose district of this city.
It also marked the culmination of the 5-day contingency
planning and simulation workshop attended by officials of
barangays 85, 86, 88, 89 and
90, organized by Oxfam Philippines and the City Disaster
Risk Reduction Management
Office (CDRRMO) and supported by the Office of the
Civil Defense (OCD) in Eastern Visayas.
Gabriela Luz, deputy program manager of Oxfam in
Tacloban, said that through the
drill, they wanted the people in
the area to know the steps to
take in order to evacuate and
prepare for disaster.

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May 19-25, 2014

Its almost typhoon season. We dont want to be


caught off-guard again. We
need to understand what kinds
of disasters are present in the
area, she said.
What really comes out
from this exercise is that people are not going to sit down
and have the disaster take over.
They want to do this drill because they want to know what
they can do for themselves,
she added.
OCD regional director
Blanche T. Gobenciong said
that the drill could address
gaps experienced during the
period of preparation for
Yolanda.
The failure was that we
were not prepared for storm
surge, she said adding that
its impact was not fully explained.
She added that the simulation drill was a worst case
scenario , based on the actual
impact of Yolanda and even
worse.
We dont know, if this
happens today, this may happen again in the future and
even worse if we dont start
our preparation, the regional
director explained.
She added that the training
was just a pilot as they are just
testing the modules prepared
by the Oxfam.
Once it is effective it will

Patrimonial Property is a move to crass commercialism


MOST NORMAL people
do not forget where they
come from, who their ancestors were, or how they were
raised. Establishing ones
links with the past, whether
recent or farther in time, is
the most natural thing to do
as it keeps one rooted like a
tree. In a way, such links are
our sources of strength and
inspiration. We look back
to our ancestors because
they provide us clues to our
own identity, and tell us who
we really are. Some of us,
in fact, keep a trunkful of
memorabilia and souvenirs
in our baol, cabinets or in
carton boxes. They remind
us of endearing moments in
our lives that inspire us to
keep moving forward.
In a similar vein, the bigger
community of individuals, like
a town or city, prides itself in
knowing how it came to be,
who were its founding fathers,
the major historical moments
that that helped shape such a
community. In every major
city in the world, we see museums and heritage centers
where items of the citys past
are displayed with appropriate
captions, describing to viewers what the items stood for
and their usefulness to their
past owners. An old dress, for
instance, told people about the
lifestyle of its wearer in her
time. A pot of ancient clay told
a volume about an era during
which the pot was used. The
existence of such museum in a
particular community tells us
about that communitys value
system, that is, if it treasures
its own past and values its
ancestry. The lack if it must be
an indicator of a lack of such a
perspective.
Id like to think that Ormocs current political leadership has not totally veered
away from this cultural perspective. But its recent move
to declare the old city hall a
patrimonial property seems
to be a move in the opposite
direction as this patrimonial
character gives it a leeway to
use the property for commerbe replicated not only in Tacloban as she disclosed that
many have signified support
to the program.
My thrust is communitybased. The community is the
first line of defense and during
disasters they are the first to be
hit, hence they have the right
to know what steps to take,
she added.
The module starts with understanding the barangays and
distinct hazards, assessment of
the capability and vulnerability, among others.
Anak: Tay, naa me
assignment, find the
least common denominator daw?
Tatay: Ha? Sa elementary pako mao
manay among assignment. Wala pa diay na
nakit-an? Sus, grabe
naman sad!

The old City Hall right after it was abandoned four years ago. Now, after Yolanda, it is in bad shape
but nonetheless, it is one of the buildings in the city that has character. More than 50 years old, it
is considered an important cultural property, but the present mayor wants to commercialize its use.
cial purposes, in the manner
that they did to the more recent executive and legislative
buildings. Its lame excuse is,
it does not have the budget.
(Or should we say they do not
want to give it a budgetary
allocation.) Thus, they argue,
to save the building from total
ruin, it should be leased to
private businesses who can restore and develop the building.
They also argue that certain
conditionalities can be added
to the lease agreement.

If this happens in Ormoc,


it would be indeed a unique
arrangement because museums
all over the world (except those
privately owned) never have
commercial establishments
operating right in the heart of
the structure. Commerce and
culture dont seem to mix well
like coffee and cream. Thats
probably the reason why museums cannot be tainted with
commerce as it dilutes our
cultural mission and values.
In all probability, commerce

will overwhelm the concerns


of culture.
This is the reason why
we oppose moves to declare
the old city hall a patrimonial
property. By all means, the
city leaders must allocate part
of its hundreds of millions to
the preservation of Ormocs
cultural heritage. As I said,
the lack of fund argument
is a poor excuse. - EMIL B.
JUSTIMBASTE, Ormoc
Historical Society

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Restoring our divine


image

Intelligence funds
FIRST THING first. Those who are waiting
for Engr. Raoul Cams side to the allegations
leveled at him last week about acting rude
during a fact-finding probe of the oversight
committee will never get to read it. Raoul
was generous to grant me an interview, but
at the end of the day, he preferred to keep
mum about it. So, I will respect his wishes.
rrr

It was a hectic week. I had to fly to Manila


on Monday to attend the awarding for SMs
Super Journalist awards. It was held at the
SMX Convention Center, just beside the MOA
(Mall of Asia and not Mall of Alegria, lol). The
ceremonies were short and sweet.
The journalist who was appointed to give
the acceptance speech was Jamela Alindogan
of Al Jazeera. She gave a powerful speech and
the sentence that struck me was Journalism is
not a crime.
She was asking colleagues in the profession
to help crusade for the fate of her colleagues
at Al Jazeera who were imprisoned for truthtelling. One is already in poor condition after
going into a hunger strike. He has been in prison
for more than 200 days already, and counting.
We also had the chance to exchange stories
about our ordeals, the things we had to do during and after Yolanda, as journalists. One thing
was clear. Our discipline as story tellers kicked
in, even when faced with personal difficulties.
We just had to get the information out there, no
matter what the cost and hassle.
Around 80 percent of our colleagues in the
industry here in Leyte have joined NGOs. Some
have gone to work for call centers. Very few are
now full time reporters. In fact, a few days
after the award, an awardee has also joined an
NGO. That is how hard it is for us journalists
right now.
We hope to pass over these trying times.
And thank you to the many people who texted
and called in to congratulate, including those
who liked and PMd me on Facebook. You
keep me going!
By Tuesday, I had to fly out. Thanks to my
Manila-based reporter, she covered the Comelec
re-canvass of Baybay mayor Carmen Cari. If she
had not agreed, I would have personally covered
it and extended another day. Congratulations
Mayor Cari and thank you, Emma!
rrr

Wednesday, I attended to administrative


matters in the office that have piled up after my
El Nido and Manila trip. By afternoon, feeling
the itch to walk around, I went to Robinsons
and did some light shopping.
It was dark by the time I came out. And
since I was bent on taking a hike, I refused my
hubbys offer to fetch me. Maglakaw lang lagi
ko, I told him.
And by the time I reached home, this was
what I posted on my FB status: At around 6:30
tonight, I decided to walk home from Robinsons. Its just about 20 minutes walk. I took the
turn to the left at Ormoc Doc. I dont know if I
just had too much coffee for the last three days
but FOR THE FIRST TIME, I FELT AFRAID
WALKING THE STREETS OF ORMOC. It
was dark, no streetlights. I couldnt take out
see

VIEW FROM ORMOC


p. 6

Sweltering storms
EL NIO is suddenly in the headlines as
thermometers surge and we all swelter. So,
what is El Nino? How does that differ from
La Nina? Above all, how does that affect
our daily lives?
The scientific explanation is dense: Largescale ocean-atmosphere climate interaction
linked to a periodic warming in sea surface
temperatures, across the central and east-central
Equatorial Pacific.
Got that? No. Transposed into laymans language that means: Warmer water, in the Pacific
Ocean, that messes up normal weather patterns
across the world.
El Nio of 1997 bore more energy than
a million Hiroshima bombs writes National
Geographic. By the time it had run its course
eight months later, it had deranged weather
patterns worldwide. The death toll rose to 2,100
and property damage bill crested at $33 billion
dollars.
In Peru, this caused massive rainfall which
led to deadly flooding and mudslides. El Nio
whipped Hurricane Linda off the coast of
Mexico, which turned into the strongest Eastern Pacific tropical cyclone ever recorded. The
extreme weather spurred cycles of mosquitotransmitted diseases in Africa. Meanwhile, other
countries experienced severe drought.
Its not uncommon for El Nio to be followed by La Nia. Then, climate patterns and
worldwide effects are, for the most part, opposite of each other. Where there was flooding,
drought spread. Three La Nias followed El
Nios in a 15 year span.
El Nio conditions here, for example, still
prevailed in December 2013. There was way
above normal rainfall over from Cordillera
Autonomous Region to Camarines, most of Visayas area and Western Mindanao. However, the
rest of Luzon including Metro Manila, Southern
Palawan and Eastern Mindanao were parched
by below to way- below-normal rainfall.
Fast forward to today. Weather bureau
Pag-asa spotted early this month a significant
increase in the sea surface temperature. This
could usher in an El Nio come June. And itd
probably peter out by the first quarter of 2015.
That would reduce rainfall. Worse, itd alter the
track and intensity of the 18 to 20 typhoons that
slam into the country annually, causing them
to become erratic.
The UNs World Meteorological Organiza-

tion, earlier this year, predicted a warming


of the tropical Pacific. A majority of models
indicate that an El Nino may develop around
the middle of the year. And this weeks data,
collected by US National Space Agency satellites showed conditions in the eastern Pacific
at the beginning of May 2014 were similar to
those experienced in May 1997.
BBC points out that the periodic warming
El Nino and cooling La Nina of sea surface
temperature, in the eastern Pacific, are phases
in the naturally occurring phenomenon El NinoSouthern Oscillation --- ENSO in shorthand.
These phases shift position of the jet stream.
That, in turn, alters temperature and rainfall
patterns in many regions and results in extreme
weather conditions. Drought or abnormal
rainfall has a knock-on effect on crop yields,
which are heavily influenced by temperature
and precipitation levels.
El Nio events can have a significant impact
on yields of major food crops, like Filipino
staples maize and rice, BBC environment reporter Mark Kinver writes. El Nino can whittle
down maize yields by more than four percent.
Nature Communications states that latest research show El Nio likely improves the globalmean soybean yield by 2.15 percent. There is a
big But. But it appears to change the yields
of maize, rice and wheat by -4.3 to 0.8. percent.
The global-mean yield of all four crops during
La Nia years tend to be below normal
These crops account for almost 60 percent
of food calories produced on the worlds croplands. Rice is one of the four staple foods that
provide more than half of the global calories
from crops.
This new work tells us that we can predict when the bad years will be, ahead of the
harvest, explain co-author Prof Andy Challinor from the University of Leeds, UK. The
researchers found that the high reliability of
ENSO forecasts presented an opportunity to
link it with global crop yields data. This, in
turn, would be beneficial for food monitoring
and famine early warning systems.
The scientists suggested that the forecasts
could help mitigate impacts by influencing
planting dates, crop choices, as well as consid-

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THIS is a task we have to do, obviously with


Gods grace. But I wonder if many people
are aware of it, and if they are, if they are
really dead serious in carrying out that duty.
Restoring our divine image, of course,
presumes that we have been made in the image
and likeness of God, a fact that was distorted
and corrupted by our sin. Its a truth of faith that
somehow expresses itself in our innate desire
for what is true, good, simple and beautiful.
In spite of our wretchedness, we are at bottom a religious being. We are always looking
for a god, if not explicitly, then implicitly. The
history of man bears witness to this fact irrespective of the complicated twists and turns.
The restoration work, for sure, is a joint
effort between God and us. On Gods part, everything has been done to make it possible. In
a sense, he has supplied us with the plans, the
materials, the strength, and the other resources
we need.
In fact, he gives himself to us. If we only realize the power and effectiveness of Gods word,
the sacraments and the Church herself, then we
would have no doubt that God is constantly with
us and intervening in our life. The meaning of
Easter and Pentecost highlight this truth.
Things now depend on us, on whether, first
of all, we are aware of this duty, and then on
whether we decide to pick up the task. Thats
why, for those who already know and are convinced, theres always a need for apostolic work,
for catechesis and evangelization. Lets hope
that all this gets going all the time.
The task of restoring our divine image is a
matter, first of all, of faith. Without it, then we
would not know what to do next. But with it,
we would soon realize that the task involves
constant docility to the promptings of the Holy
Spirit, prayer, and the love for sacrifice.
We need to be docile to the Holy Spirit
who is actually guiding and leading us all the
time to our real end. He never withdraws from
us. But we have to realize also that to be more
able to discern his promptings, we should be
familiar with the teachings of Christ and now
the Church.
Constant study of the doctrine of our faith is
a must. We should never take this for granted,
thinking that with our common sense and with
our occasional reading and reflection of Gods
word, we already would be properly enlightened. Gods doctrine contains a lot of mysteries
that require us to probe them always.
This study of the doctrine will help us build
a sense of beginning and end of our life. It will
show us the pattern and itinerary of our life as
given to us by Christ himself. It will reassure
us that whatever happen in life, there is always
a means to bring us back to God.
Thats why we also need to pray. Prayer
is our continuing conversation with God. And
while it usually touches on our daily affairs and
concerns, it is also the best occasion to plumb
deep into the Gods mysteries that are unavoidably entwined with our life.
We should really find time for it. That time
will never be a waste. Rather, prayer would be
the best way to spend our time, since it will
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Our pervasive
culture of corruption
WE ARE considered as the most corrupt
nation with our Asean neighbors here in the
Far East. This tag has been with us for quite
a long time. Is there no way we can get rid
of this unglamorous tag? Dont we have a
redeeming value anymore? How come we
are a strong Catholic country but low in
moral values?
The after-effects of martial law may have
been the root cause (or effect?) of the seemingly
indestructible malady of corruption. Something
must be done somehow in order to get rid of
this cancer that will lead us to Hades. How
many times have there been efforts to remove
this cancer. It seems the system is now so deeply
rooted in the lives of the Pinoy that the cycle
seems to repeat itself. You change the top man
- for example in the Customs bureau -- but the
people who compose the whole Customs bureau
have their own personal agenda that any effort to
cleanse the ranks seems to be negated; unless we
include the whole system. Maybe, if we change
the top man, we may as well change the whole
caboodle. No doubt it is a tall order to do this.
There will be a huge hiatus, a vacuum that may
lead to general chaos and loss of pro-priety.
We do not have to go too far in the ladder.
When you go to any LTO office, there is always
the presence of people to assist you in seeing the right persons to get your problem; the
ubiquitous so-called fixers that can get things
done like magic in a rush for the necessary
clearances. They have their usefulness but the
whole thing smacks of a semb-lance of a scam.
It is even possible that the office gets a slice
of the proverbial pie.
At the time when our national hero, Jose
Rizal, was yet a young man and courting the
pretty Miss Leonor Rivera, the only time a
gentleman can touch his lady love is only when
he extends his finger that is dipped with holy
water, for her to make the sign of the cross.
After undergoing through trials and vicissitudes
with the passage of time, it is no longer taboo
for young women to walk the aisle in a mass
wedding with a slight bulge in her midsection.
Is this now the age of permissiveness?
Martial law made us metamorphose from
being saintly to being like demons. Even the
immaculately clean military people became
scalawags, to say the least. The malady did not
stop there. It tainted also the Education sector.

The Gospel on Sunday


JUNE 1, 2014
The Ascension of the Lord
Matthew 28: 16 - 20
Now the eleven disciples went to
Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had
directed them. And when they saw him they
worshiped him; but some doubted.
And Jesus came and said to them,
All authority in heaven and on earth has
been given to me. Go therefore and make
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
the name of the Father and of the Son and
of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe
all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am
with you always, to the close of the age.

MERCADO ... from P. 4


ering other inputs such as chemical treatments
and irrigation.
An improved response to ENSO could
reduce the risk of malnutrition; allow for an
increase in agricultural investment in positively
impacted years; and improve the adaptation
capability to climate variability and change.
El Nio is a good example to illustrate that
there is indeed predictability in the midst of
chaos, writes J. Shukla of Institute of Global
Environment and Society. El Nio reminds
Henry Diaz of NASA of the story of Prometheus
and the gift of fire: a tool of great promise to
humanity, but one with a sharp double edge! It
is vitally important that we learn how to use our

Weird Acne
And how about the politicians? You have to be
as blind as a bat not to see or hear about the
scam that is shaking us all up to the extent of
its sickening misuse of the pork barrel fund.
How about the DPWH? This corner knew of
an honorable sub-contractor who had to stop
supplying sand and gravel because of the practice of adding one more delivery per trip on
paper to his hauling as tong for the foreman
-- especially if he has a pressing domestic problem. The problem could be for an emergency
operation or a trip to the province. How about
some local government offices where people
pretending to be busy but instantly on the move
when there is a little grease money to make
his fingers move.
How about the time when the Customs
commissioner who was president of an active
faith community when two hundred container
vans disappeared under his watch in the pier
overnight (after a consideration of P1 million
per container van). After the furor that followed,
he promptly resigned (because of the windfall
he got ?); after all, P200 million does not grow
on trees. Moreover you can never make that
much money in 20 years. Being friendly with
the establishment has its advantages. His resignation was accepted without much ado. Can we
say he now lives in a gilded palace?
How about the matter of rampant rice smuggling? From being a rice exporter some years
back, we are now importing the very commodity
that gave us dollars. Something drastic must
have to be done about this matter if only to
stop rice smuggling. What caused this opposite
change from exporting to impor-ting? The
Department of Agriculture must have to be berated for this glaring error! Could it be because
somebody is interested to go into smuggling
and the commission that goes with it? Are we
doomed to be beyond redemp-tion? Why dont
we do the same policy that was adapted by the
former agriculture Secretary? Very easy to dig
deeper into the files and adopt the same. There
has to be no looking back.
This is no doubt a tall order to continue with
the avowed policy of matuwid na daan. We
have seen the gains when we were rated a high
mark by the various world fiscal agents.
improved knowledge wisely.
So, will El Nio also affect Senators
Jinggoy Estrada, Juan Ponce Enrile and Bong
Revilla?, emailed Dr. Carolina Camara of
Butuan. The odds-on bets are they may be in
prison by then for involvement in the Napolist
pork barrel scam, she e-mailed.
Scriptures provide a reply: Your Father
who is in heaven makes his sun rise on the evil
and on the good, and sends rain on the just and
on the unjust.

FR. ROY ... from P. 4


warm presence of God. Whatever happens, we
can manage to remain at peace, with joy to boot.
But we should neither forget that restoring
our divine image necessarily involves the cross.
It cannot be helped, because thats how the ball
bounces, given our nature and dignity as free
and intelligent beings whose choices and decision have consequences that we cannot avoid.
Yet we know that Christ took away the poison of sin and death through the cross, showing
us that we can only conquer sin and death, and
thus restore our divine image, if we too choose
to be with Christ on the cross.
Thats what he said clearly. Anyone who
wishes to come after me must deny himself,
carry the cross and follow me. We need to
overcome, with Gods grace, our natural fear
for the cross, so that we can escape from the
bondage of sin and death.
The cross also trains our human nature to
be open to our supernatural goal of being with
God. It does not destroy our nature. It simply
enables us restore our divine image. Email:
roycimagala@gmail.com

IN THE MOVIE Diary ng Panget, the


concept of ugly is depicted as someone who
has bad skin or is acne-filled. Acne is the bane
of adolescents whose raging hormones make
their system go haywire and that is mostly
mirrored in the face.
It has been generally assumed that bacteria
and their ilk are highly host-specific. In other
words, bacteria infecting plants do not make
people sick and vice versa. But according to a
new report, grapevines carry bacteria related
to the acne-causing pathogen found on human
skin. It is the first known case of a bacterium
transferring from a human to a plant.
The bacteria genus known as Propionibacterium causes a skin problem of humans
worldwide, and has always been thought of
as an exclusively human pathogen. But when
researchers analyzed bacterial colonies growing
on the common grapevine (Vitis vinifera), they
found an unknown relative of Propionibacterium acnes living in the bark of the plant.
Based on the genetic makeup of the new
bacterium, as compared to other related
strains, and the evolutionary history of those
other strains, the researchers estimate farmers
transferred the pathogen to the plants roughly
7,000 years ago. Since then, the bacterium has
become entirely plant-adapted, and it can no
longer return to its original human host.
It has never been reported that a human
bacterium could be adapted to be the guest of
a plant cell. This is the first time that it is described, and it finally answers the question of
whether it is possible or not.
The team named the new bacterium Propionibacterium zappae after the late ItalianAmerican musician Frank Zappa, because
they believe that Zappa, like the finding, was

unconventional.
The word zappa also means hoe in
Italian, further justifying the name for an agriculturally related bacterium.
Plants containing P. zappae were completely
healthy, suggesting the bacterium has no negative effects on the plants, and may even benefit
the grapevines. Plants, like humans, require a
certain balance of microbes to remain physiologically healthy, scientists said.
The researchers hope their discovery will
inform the development of new microbial treatments that could potentially boost the health of
grapevines and other commercially important
crops, similar to how probiotics boost human
health.
Though this is the first example of a humanto-plant pathogen transfer, the team thinks the
same bacterium may live in other domesticated
plants, and that other types of bacteria may also
have transferred from humans to plants
The team next plans to analyze the entire
genome of P. zappae to understand how the
human-to-plant transfer changes bacterial
DNA, and also hopes to determine whether the
bacterium benefits the plants.
Just as we do, viruses and bacteria are
also evolving and learning to adapt to new
surroundings. Very interesting, and Im sure
scientists will start to investigate this type of
transference more.
And now I am starting to wonder if my decision to become a plant pathologist (Doctor of
Plant Diseases) instead of a medical doctor was
valid because I thought I would be safe from
the various microorganisms infecting plants!

Cerebro-vascular
Disease & Exercise
CEREBRO-VASCULAR DISEASE
(CVD), which includes heart disease and
stroke, tops the list of primary causes of
death among adults.
The Philippine Heart Association reports
that only 7 out of 100 Filipinos exercise (>30
minutes/day of moderate exercise). Obese
children and adult is a growing breed. Physical inactivity and obesity are risk factors for
CVD. Healthy Lifestyle which includes
smoking avoidance, controlled alcohol intake
and proper diet and exercise - can prevent the
onset of lifestyle-induced diseases such as
heart disease and stroke. CVD prevention is
a lot cheaper than management.
Children, adults and seniors should engage in at least 30-minute exercise daily in
a form of running, dancing or brisk walking,
or with household chores. To make it a lot
easier, it is best to choose the form of exercise
that one loves most. And for seniors, it is advised to see the doctor first, prior to starting
a program.
During the summer months, working out
is a trend. Maybe because of the pressure
to look sexy in going to the beach, on those
two-piece and board shorts.
Talking about exercise, there are two types
of exercises: (1) Isotonic exercise is also
called dynamic exercise as it includes a group
of joints and muscles through a range of motion. This includes brisk walking, swimming,
cycling, dancing, basketball, and triathlon.
(2) Isometric exercise is also called static,
weight or resistance exercise. It involves more
muscle work which includes weight-lifting,
athletic throwing events - javelin, shot put,
discus throw. So which is better? Neither.
Comparing isometric to isotonic is comparing apples and oranges. Each one has its own
specific purposes.

Isometric exercise strengthens a group of


muscles in the position it is being held. It is
beneficial to certain athletes such as gymnasts
- who have to support or hold their bodyweight
in awkward positions.
Isotonic exercise, on the other hand, develops stamina and endurance. One should
incorporate both isometric and isotonic exercises into ones workout routine to develop
the most effective and well-rounded routine
as possible.
When working out, one has to avoid injuries. To do so:
(1) Begin with a warm-up and end with
cool-down exercises. A warm-up gradually
increases ones heart rate and loosens the
muscles and joints. This includes jumping
rope or jogging in place for 10 minutes. A
cool-down after a work out is important to
slowly bring the heart rate back to normal. It
may include walking for 5-10 minutes.
(2) Stretch before and after a workout.
This increases flexibility and reduces the risk
of muscle soreness and injury. It is done after
the warm-up and cool-down. (3) Ease into
it. When starting a program, one has to start
slowly. Then gradually build on intensity,
duration and frequency.
(4) Cross-train. Varying the workout routine can prevent overuse of a muscle group.
When a muscle group is overused, it may lead
to injuries such as shin splints and tendonitis.
One may run on day one, lift weights on day
two then swim or cycle on day three.
(4) Listen to your body. The no pain,
no gain philosophy can set up for an injury.
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DR. NINO

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PEOPLE, PLACES

American Chamber distributes 30 red, white


and blue fishing boats
ORMOC CITY COUNCILOR DR. MARIO RODRIGUEZ (3rd from the left),
chairman of the committee on education, and a descendant of Lorenzo Y.
Palou, donated paint to LY Palou Elementary School in Brgy. Bantigue during
the first day of Brigada Eskwela 2014. With Rodriguez are DepEd officials and
LY Palou Principal Derle Romo. By JKP

VIEW FROM ORMOC ... from P. 4


my phone from my bag to call for my hubby, fearful a snatcher
on a motorcycle would pass by. There was no tricycle either.
Luckily some houses were still open. This years intelligence
funds of P 6-million were already advanced by the Peace and
Order Council (the only time it met) for the Mayors pleasure.
Shouldnt he be using it to restore our streetlights? In Tacloban,
badly battered by the storm surges, remaining streetlights that
were not destroyed were restored. Bahala og nag-ambak ambak,
basta naa gyod streetlights. Cant we do this here, too?
I am wondering what the intelligence funds are for. Can it
buy intelligence? Pun intended.
rrr

One thing I noticed is that our Mayor is always not around


on important appearances where he could answer questions from
the people and the press. On the 6-month anniversary presscon
organized by UN-OCHA, it was councilor Pedro Godiardo
Ebcas who represented him. In the DOST/DILG/OCD forum
on Thursday at Sabin Resort Hotel, it was also Ebcas who was
in the presscon.
Councilor Godie Ebcas is a good speaker. I think he loves the
thought that the mayor trusts him so much that he has become his
alter ego. However, there are questions that he cannot answer,
and only the mayor can. I hope the Mayor would also grace
these press conferences and answer questions from the people,
not necessarily from the press, candidly and without referring
to his mini-iPad and cell phone.
rrr

By Thursday, I was in Tolosa to cover the turnover of boats


by the American Chamber of the Philippines to fishermen in four
towns. I was amused when the Ebb Hinchliffe made a joke that
Lucy copied the idea of giving out boats from them.
I did the math. It took them 6 months to distribute 30 boats.
Lucy, on the other hand, has already distributed close to 300
boats since three months ago. Whos copying whom?
But Ebb Hinchliffe is a man with a humor. He guffawed over
brunch when I asked him how so? He said it was in jest and that
he was even meeting with Lucy the next day. He said hes have
had so many conversations with Lucy over the phone but have
yet to see her personally. And he had to. His Filipina wife and
daughter had strict instructions for him to come home with a
picture with her or else.
He got a bonus. When he came here, he also got a picture of
Richard, as texted by my daughter.

UBAN ... from P. 12


felled by Yolanda.
The last hurdle was yet to come, though. The bridge to
the falls was truly one of the most nerve-wracking crossing
I have ever made. It consisted of three thin logs, just good
enough for your feet to step on. The first step was okay but
as you neared the middle, the logs would start to wobble
and you had to keep your balance. We took off our slippers,
as recommended.
Succeeding in making the difficult crossing, we beheld
the majestic waterfalls we sought to come. A 20-feet tall
waterfall was encased in a wall of smooth rocks, as high as
the falls itself, that even at 12 noon, it was well-shaded.
The water was the color of jade, deep and very cold. The
long trek was worth it. You make it through a terrain like
that and you witness a beauty like this at the end makes it
worth every minute and second.
You dont need a lot of things to go there. Just water, a
small amount of food (ready-to-eat), maybe a few drinks
(drinking till you get woozy is a very bad idea) and a knack
for this sort of adventure and youre all good to go.
Wear something comfortable too, something you dont
mind getting wet, dirty or ripped. You can also bring a private
car, as long as you dont mind rough roads. A caution though
is that part of the road had caved in, but still very passable.
The house at start of the river has a big flat land and you
can park your car there. And lastly, bring your best mates
to go with. The funnier the people you are with, the faster
time flies by! You can also ask a local for directions. Never
hesitate to ask directions.
So the adventure ended with all of us falling asleep on
the jeepney ride home, exhausted and weary but satisfied
with our day. Nature is truly a wonderful thing.

The adventure to seek Uban Falls was made more meaningful


with the company of good friends. Top left: Gabriel de Loyola,
Ma. Carmina Cabiling, the author Faye, and former EV Mail
reporter Jaja Agpalo.

TOLOSA, LEYTE The American Chamber of Commerce in


the Philippines, Inc. this morning, May 22, turned over 30 motorized boats to fisher folks in four towns, with President Assistant
for Recovery and Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson in attendance.
The AmCham Philippines was represented by their president
Rhick Jennings and executive director Ebb Hinchliffe. On hand to
accept the boats were the fishermen-recipients and their mayors:
Remedios Petilla of Palo, Pel Tecson of Tanauan, and Erwin Ocaa
of this town. Vice-Governor Carlo P. Loreto came to represent Leyte
governor Leopoldo Dominic Petilla.
Dubbed Red, While and Blue Boats to highlight the USs national colors, Ebb Hincliffe said the project was conceptualized by
their ex-director Rob Sears just days after Yolanda hit the country.
It was literally putting into flesh the saying teaching man how to
fish. The boats, he said, will help them fish, and recover the
livelihoods they lost.
He even said that Lucy Torres-Gomez or Lucy Gomez-Torres,
whatever and others who gave out motorboats copied the idea from
AmCham, to the laughter of the guests.
Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez of the 4th district of Leyte launched
a drive to raise motorboats for constituents called 6,200: Mission
Possible and has already distributed around 230 boats to date, but
Ebb claimed she got the idea from them.
He eventually admitted it was a good-natured jest because he was
even meeting with Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez the next day, May 23,
to witness a similar distribution for 4th district of Leyte fishermen.
Rhick Jennings, on the other hand, did the honor of introducing
former Senator Panfilo Lacson. He said that Lacson, when he was
senator, had the highest public rating ever received by a Philippine
government official and lived his talk by not availing of the pork
barrel.
Lacson profusely thanked the AmCham and their donors, saying
the worlds response to the countrys Yolanda problem was very
touching. Quoting an Indian proverb, he said, Tell me a fact and I
will learn. Tell me a truth and I will believe. Tell me a story and it
will live in my heart.
He said that a Yolanda-story that particularly touched him was
the efforts of two US-based youngsters, with roots from Tanauan,
Leyte who sold handmade bracelets to raise 1,000-US dollars to
help their parents hometown. Now, Lacson said, the 10 and 11 year
old siblings have raised $100,000.00 which will be used to build a
3-classroom building in Tanauan.
He said he got goose-bumps as he listened to Amado David, the
siblings grandfather, related the sisters story during the groundbreaking yesterday. The lesson I learned from the story is that if a
10 and an 11-year can do that, it should inspire all of us to help, to
always help our countryman. I will never forget their story, he said.
So with AmChams help, he added. We, Filipinos have a value
we call utang na loob. We dont forget acts like this and we will never
forget you, he told the AmCham representatives.
The AmCham representatives said there were more boats coming. The maker of the fiberglass boats, Michael Edwin Go, is setting

up a local production line and would be training locals to make the


fiberglass boats.
A recipient from Palo, Danilo Pigon, 45, said he was very thankful that he received a boat which would help him restore the life
he had before Yolanda. The father of seven children, he said all of
them are in school and his eldest, 22, is graduating already. After
Yolanda, he took odd jobs like carpentry and masonry to tide over
the hunger days. He said that before Yolanda, he earned an average
of P 350.00 a day.
Mayor Erwin Ocaa of Tolosa expressed his thanks to the
AmCham for the boats. He also made special mention of Quezon
Power Philippines, Inc. which paid for the transport of the boats and
a payloader donated by Monarch through the International Rural
Development (IRD), a non-government organization.
The donors of the boats include Arankada, SC Johnson & Son,
Ambassador Charles Salmon, Fair Isaac (ASPAC) Lt., FICO, US
Chamber Foundation, Time Depot, Harte-Hanks Philippines, New
World Makati Hotel, Nu-Skin Enterprises, American Chamber
Foundation, Quezon Power, Rapha Health Inst., Mary Kay Phils.,
Atty. Peter Yap, Manpower Group, FactSet, UHS Essential Health
Phils., Rhick Jennings, Del Monte Phils. and Del Monte Foundation. By LM Jimenea

Cebu Pac adds Tandag to domestic


destinations, offers piso fare
CEBU PACIFIC (PSE:CEB) will launch direct flights between Cebu and Tandag,
the capital city of the province of Surigao del Sur, on June 29, 2014. Tandag
will be the airlines 34th domestic destination.
Were very proud to be soon launching Cebu-Tandag flights, as part of our
continuous commitment to enable everyJuan to fly. We hope that with direct air
services to Tandag and our trademark lowest fares, we can further stimulate travel
and trade to Surigao del Sur, for the benefit of the local economy, said CEB VP
for Marketing and Distribution Candice Iyog.
According to Philippine Department of Tourism data, tourist arrivals to Surigao
del Sur reached approximately 45,000 in 2013. Tandag in Surigao del Sur is the
gateway to the Enchanted River, the Britania Group of Islands, Cagwait Beach,
Tinuy-an Falls and the surfing spot of Lanuza.
We continue to develop our inter-island network, so an hour and five minute
flight can replace longer trips through ferries and buses. This service complements
our existing Surigao, Siargao, Butuan services in the Caraga region of Mindanao,
she added.
Utilizing a 72-seater ATR aircraft, the maiden flight will depart Cebu at 11:10am,
and arrive in Tandag at 12:15pm. The return flight will depart Tandag at 12:35pm,
and arrive in Cebu at 1:40pm.
Cebu Pacifics Cebu-Tandag direct flights will surely encourage more tourists
to visit, and prompt the local government units to develop other tourism assets in
the area. DOT Caraga is also very hopeful that with this increased accessibility,
more investments will flow into this part of the country, and local businesses can
expand and become more competitive, said Department of Tourism Region 13
(Caraga) Regional Director Leticia Tan.
To introduce the new route, CEB offers a PHP1 seat sale for Cebu-Tandag
flights until May 16, 2014 or until seats last. This is for travel from June 29 to
December 15, 2014. PR

S & Happenings
NMP offers
course on
Ship Security
TACLOBAN CITY The National Maritime Polytechnic
(NMP), the premier government owned maritime training
center of the Philippines, now
offers Ship Security Awareness Training and Seafarers
with Designated Security Duties (SSAT and SDSD) Course
starting April 24, 2014, for a
training fee of One Thousand
Two Hundred Pesos (P1,200)
at the NMP Training Complex,
Cabalawan, Tacloban City.
This SSAT and SDSD
course will provide seafarers
with the standard of competence to contribute to the enhancement of maritime security
through heightened awareness,
recognition of security threats
and knowledge of how to respond appropriately and enabling them to undertake their
assigned duties under the Ship
Security Plan (SSP). This one
(1) day course covers theory
and practical exercises in compliance with the requirements
of the 2010 Manila Amendments to the STCW Convention, particularly of Regulation
VI/6 (Mandatory minimum requirements for security related
training and instruction for all
seafarers), of Section A-VI/6,
paragraphs 4-8, Tables A-VI/6-1
and A-VI/6-2 of the STCW Code
and as prescribed in MARINA
Circular No. 2013-11 Series of
2013, which mandated Maritime Education and Training
Institutions (METIS), among
others to adopt the Course for
Ship Security Awareness and
Seafarers with Designated Security Duties.
The course was pilot-tested
last April 14 & 15, 2014 with
Twenty-Two (22) seafarertrainee participants in accordance with the Agencys Quality Management System. The
course would further enhance
the global competitiveness and
employability of Filipino seafarers in the international shipping.
For inquiries and reservation
you may contact NMP with
these mobile numbers 09194
361409/09296881740/091654
29675. PR

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Lucky City High teens get basketball training in the US


TWO LUCKY teens from officer for Cebu!
the New Ormoc National
The chance meeting with
High School (NOCHNS) are Atty. Nica Fernandez paved
back from a two-week trip to the way to the kids passport
the United States where they processing and they were able
got the chance to see some of to complete their papers in
their idols in basketball.
time for the trip, Rama added.
They are John Laurence
Salvoro and Pepito said
Salvoro and Rechelle Mae they went to Miami in Florida
Pepito, both 15 years of age and Washington, DC. There,
and in Grade 8, and all from they met with some basketOrmoc City. They are mem- ball greats like Lebron James
bers of the NOCNHS male and including Coach Eric Espolfemale basketball teams and stra of Miami Heat, a Filwere chosen by the Philippine American.
Sports Commission (PSC) to
Salvoro said it was a rerepresent Leyte in a 16-man warding trip. The basketball
team, including two coaches, techniques they were taught
sent to train and hone their were not much different than
Lucky teeners John Laurence Salvoro and Rechelle Mae Pepito, together with their moms, pose
basketball skills in two major
see CITY HIGH for posterity with Richard and Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez who were instrumental for their getting
states in the US.
p. 9 a chance to go to the US. In the picture is Ebb Hinchliffe, AmCham executive director.
Ormoc councilor Vincent
Rama said that the
training trip was
part of PSCs program to help restore the interest
of youth in sports,
especially those in
Yolanda-affected

areas. They were

also sort of youth
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spread the word
our Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Emergency Response in Cebu, Bantayan Island, Samar, Tacloban and Ormoc
about the plight of

sports in Yolanda
affected areas.
For our programme in ORMOC we have several job opportunities
With the repre
Public Health Engineering Officer/Assistants (fixed term) To lead and implement public health measures and water
sentation of Richneeds required to assist people affected by the emergency. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to design and
ard and Rep. Lucy
construction of water systems, including abstraction, storage, treatment and distribution for new systems or rehabilitation of
Torres-Gomez, PSC
existing systems; select, design and implement the most appropriate form of sanitation system. Requirements include a
decided to choose
degree in construction or hydraulics, work experience in a Water Authority or humanitarian programmes
the two delegates

from Leyte to come
EFSVL (Emergency Food Security and Vulnerable Livelihoods) Officer/Assistants (fixed term) -- To ensure
from Ormoc City.
implementation of food security activities, and contribute to livelihoods recovery of the Filipino population affected by the
Salvoro and
typhoon Yolanda including restoration of agriculture and fisheries based livelihoods and other small business.
Pepito, he added,

were lucky to be
PHP Assistant (fixed term)- To facilitate enhanced hygiene practices among beneficiaries, adopting an empowering
chosen because
approach to working with communities and contributing to achievement of Oxfam Response goals and plans. Key
they were only conresponsibilities of the post include, but not limited to training and supervising the Community Health Volunteers or
sidered second best
Barangay Health Works in all evacuation centers or communities where appropriate; carrying out assessment, analyze public
in their respective
health needs and recommend sustainable solutions.
teams. However,

the top players had
Protection Assistant (fixed term)-To support in gathering and analyzing protection issues affecting women, men, boys and
some catching up
girls who are survivors of typhoon Yolanda. The incumbent will support women and men gain access to useful, reliable and
do to with academic
accurate information about their entitlements, basic and specialist services that can enhance their protection and safety.
matters and were

not recommended
Gender Assistant (fixed term)-To ensure the protection rights and needs of women, girls, men and boys are met in the
by their coach Benhumanitarian response. The incumbent will support the Gender Officer in the Haiyan Response Team in response operation
jie Inong.
area in enhancing their capacity to meet the minimum standards on Gender. Requirements include a demonstrated
Rama said the
experience working on gender and protection issues in humanitarian and early recovery contexts.
two were really des
tined to be Ormocs
Finance Officer (fixed term)- To manage typhoon Haiyan response finances, ensuring that finance systems and procedures
representatives to
are adhered to, maintaining financial control, and minimizing any associated risks within the context of the humanitarian
the team, recalling
emergency. A requirement for this post is educated to part qualified level accounting experience and financial management
how divine interskills.
vention helped

them get their
HR Assistant (fixed term) - To provide effective human resources support to the response team. Key responsibilities
passports in a jiffy.
include but are not limited to coordinating recruitment, contracting, induction, keep an HR Information system, performance
Rama, brother-inmanagement. Requirements include a degree in human resources management or similar and professional experience,
law of Rep. Lucy
preferable in non-government organizations.
T. Gomez, said he
personally accomLogistics Assistant (fixed term)- To arrange all local purchases in field office, including all requirements of Yolanda
panied the two to
Typhoon Response Humanitarian programmes. This will involve management, according to procedures, of all received
Cebu to get their
requisitions from the programme team and logistics from canvassing to final purchase and distribution to the requesting
passports.
office/department, and liaising with the storekeeper on supplies to be transported from suppliers to the warehouse or direct
When they
to the field.
reached Cebu, it

was only then they
Candidates are requested to bring their CV and application letter to OXFAM GB Office in ORMOC, AW Realty Building,
realized it was a
corner San Vidal and Real Street, 2nd floor, Unit 3B
holiday because it

was Cebus Charter
You may also send your application by email to NCasuga@oxfam.org.uk, clearly stating the position you are applying
Day. While watchfor as subject of your email
ing the festivities,
Due to the urgency of filling up the positions, applications will be evaluated as they are received and interviews will be
Rama added, he fell
held immediately.
into a conversation
with a lady beside
him. Guess who? It
was the newly appointed Department


of Foreign Affairs

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Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Samar
City of Calbayog
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
In compliance with Rule 7 of A.O.
#1, series of 2012, a notice is hereby
served to the public that PEDRO, JR.
SARMIENTO GARCIA petitioner, has filed
with this Offices a petition for CHANGE
OF FIRST NAME from CHRISTINA
CAMILE to CAMILLE in the Certificate
of Live Birth of CHRISTINA CAMILE B.
YBAEZ who was born on March 08,
1992 at QUEZON CITY, NATIONAL
CAPITAL REGION and whose parents are
PEDRO, JR. SARMIENTO GARCIA and
EVANGELINE B. CUEVA bearing registry
number 92-19294.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition my file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 20, 2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 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 REYNEL MAHILUM IGNACIO, petitioner, has filed with
this Office a petition for CHANGE OF
FIRST NAME from REYNEL ATHANIELLE to GIOVANNI in the Certificate
of Live Birth of REYNEL ATHANIELLE
CORSINO IGNACIO who was born on
June 30, 2009 at CALBAYOG CITY,
SAMAR and whose parents are REYNEL
M. IGNACIO and EVELYN P. CORSINO
bearing registry number 2009-2568.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition my file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 23, 2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 2014
rrr
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Eastern Samar
Municipality of Jipapad
NOTICE THE PUBLIC
21st April 2014
CCE-001-2014
In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to
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 Rosalinda O.
Alipez-Javier has filed with this Office,
a petition for Change/Correction of entry
in sex from MALE to FEMALE in the
Certificate of Live Birth of Mary Jane
Alipez Javier who is her child and whose
father is Edilbert G. Javier from Jipapad,
Eastern Samar.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than
May 12, 2014.
(Sgd.) NOLI P. BALASE
Municipal Civil Registrar
Jipapad Eastern Samar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 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 9IRR on R.A. 10172)/ Administrative
Order No. 1 Series of 2001 (IRR on R.A.
9048) Notice is hereby served to the public
that MARLISSA ORTIZ MARTINEZ has
filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF ENTRY ON THE DAY AND/
OR MONTH IN THE DATE OF BIRTH
from JANUARY 6, 1950 to JANUARY
26,1950 in the Certificate of live birth of
MARLISSA M. ORTIZ at Calbayog City,
Samar and whose parents are RUFINO
P. ORTIZ and MERCEDES D. MIANO
bearing registry number 22.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 09,2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas
Mail
Place of Publication: Calbayog City,
Samar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 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 MALINDA ALBERIO
MILLARES has filed with this Office, a
petition for CORRECTION OF ENTRY
ON THE DAY AND/OR MONTH IN THE
DATE OF BIRTH from SEPT. 5, 1965 to
SEPTEMBER 6, 1965 in the Certificate
of live birth of MAYLYN MASECAMPO
ALBERIO at Calbayog City, Samar and
whose parents are ANDRES ALBERIO
and MARIA MASECAMPO bearing
registry number 515
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 06,2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper : Eastern Visayas
Mail
Place of Publication: Calbayog City,
Samar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 2014
rrr
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
CCE-0048-2014
R.A. 10172
Date: MAY 06, 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

NOTICES
served to the public that NELLO CELLO
D. NUEZ has filed with this Office, a
petition for change of GENDER from
MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of
live birth of NELLO CELLO D. NUEZ at
BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are
INOCENCIO G. NUEZ and AQUILINA
T. DACERA.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than
MAY 06, 2014.
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas
Mail
Place of Publication: Leyte
Date of Publication: May 12-18, 19-25,
2014
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Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Samar
Municipality of Pagsanghan
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION
In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to
OCRG Memorandum Circular 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 LEA GAL OLIVA has filed with
this Office, a petition for CORRECTION
OF ENTRY ON SEX from FEMALE to
MALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of
HENRY GAL OLIVA at Pagsanghan, Samar and whose parent/s is/are LEA GAL
OLIVA bearing registry number 2009-92.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
23 May 2014.
(Sgd.) LUCYLDA G. BATO
Municipal Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 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 JONNA VILLARAZA PUSA, petitioner, has filed with
this Office a petition for CHANGE OF
FIRST NAME from JESSICA to JONNA
who was born on April 12, 1993 at BRGY.
BINALIW, CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and
whose parents are RICARDO E. PUSA
and DIOSCORA V. VILLARAZA bearing
registry number 93-00175.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition my file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 09, 2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 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 MELANIE MARIA
JALAYAJAY SENARIO, Petitioner, has
filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE
OF FIRST NAME from MELANIE to
MELANIE MARIA in the Certificate of Live
Birth of MELANIE RELLETA JALAYAJAY
who was born on December 03, 1972 at
CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose
parents are ANIANO JALAYAJAU and
LEONCIA RELLITA bearing registry
number 418.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition my file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 12, 2014
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 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 ROSARIO M.
TAGHOY , petitioner, has filed with this
Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST
NAME from DIONESIO to JIMMY in the
Certificate of Live Birth of DIONESIO
MARQUEZ ABARRO JR. who was born
on May 24, 1969 at BRGY. MALAJOG,
CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose
parents are DIONESIO ABARRO SR. and
ROSARIO MARQUEZ bearing registry
number 114.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition my file his/her written
opposition with this Office not later than
May 12, 2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 2014
rrr
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: Mahaplag
City/Municipality: Leyte
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
In compliance with Section 7 R.A.
No. 10172, anotice is hereby served to the
public that PRECIOSA MALATE VEDUA
as filed with this Office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly in his /
her Middle Name from M. to MALATE
and the Gender from MALE to FEMALE
in the Certificate of Live Birth PRECIOSA
M. VEDUA who was born on January 15,
1990 at Brgy. Campin, Mahaplag, Leyte
and whose parents are AUDIE VEDUA
and ANITA MALATE
Any person adversely affected by
said petition may file his written opposition
with this Office not later than _______.
(Sgd.) CARMELITO C. ALONZO
Municipal Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, , 2014
rrr
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Leyte
Municipality of Baybay
Petition No. CFN- 0002-2014
Republic of the Philippines)
Province of Leyte) SS
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST
NAME
I, LADY DIANE Y. VEGA, of legal
age, FILIPINO, and a resident of 598 C.
ARELLANO ST., BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE,
after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that:
1)
I am the petitioner seek-

ing the change of first name in:


a)
My Certificate of Live
Birth
2)
I was Born on Feb.16,
1987 at Baybay, Leyte, Philippines
3)
The birth was recorded
under registry number 87-492,
4)
The first name to be
changed is from ERLINDA to LADY
DIANE,
5)
The grounds for filing
this petition are the following:
b)I have habitually and continuously used LADY DIANE and I publicly
known in the community with that first
name;
f)All my records shows LADY
DIANE as my first name.
6) I submit the following documents to support this petition:
a) COLB OCRG COPY
b) LCR FORM 1A
c) AFFIDAVIT OF UN-EMPLOYMENT
d) BAPTISMAL CERT.
e) H.S. DIPLOMA
f) BRGY. POLICE, COURT & NBI
CLEARANCE
g) VOTERS CERTIFICATION
& IDs
h) DECS FORM 137
i) MARRIAGE CERT.
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 BAYBAY, LEYTE in accordance
with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing
rules and regulations.
(Sgd.) LADY DIANE Y. VEGA
Petitioner
VERIFICATION
I, LADY DIANE Y. VEGA, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations
herein are true and correct to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
(Sgd.) LADY DIANE Y. VEGA
Petitioner
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN
to before me this 21st day of April, 2014
in the City/municipality BAYBAY CITY,
LEYTE, petitioner exhibiting his/her
Community Tax Certificate No. 11333832
issued at BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE on
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
Administering Officer
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, , 2014
rrr
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Leyte
Municipality of Baybay
Republic of the Philippine)
Province of Leyte)SS
Petition No. CFNPETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST
NAME
I, SALOME A. GLORIA, of legal
age, FILIPINO, and a resident of BRGY.
GAAS, BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with
law, hereby declare that:
1)
I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in:
a)
My Certificate of Live
Birth
2)
I Born on OCT. 22, 1952
at ABUYOG, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES
3)
The birth was recorded
under registry number 1696,
4)
The first name to be
changed is from MARIA SALOME to
SALOME,
5)
The grounds for filing
this petition are the following:
b)
I have habitually and
continuously used SALOME and I publicly
known in the community with that first
name;
f) All my records shows SALOME as my first name.
6) I submit the following documents to support this petition:
a) LCR FORM 1A
b) MUN. FORM 102
c) COLB OCRG COPY
d) AFFIDAVIT OF TWO DISINTERESTED PERSON
e) IDs
f) CERT. OF ELIGIBILITY
g) CERT. OF EMPLOYMENT
h) BRGY.POLICE, COURT & NBI
CLEARANCE
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 BAYBAY, LEYTE in accordance
with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing
rules and regulations.
MIGRANT PETITION NO. CFN0003-2014
(Sgd.) SALOME A. GLORIA
Petitioner
VERIFICATION
I, SALOME A. GLORIA, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations
herein are true and correct to the best of
my knowledge and belief.
(Sgd.) SALOME A. GLORIA
Petitioner
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to
before me this 6th day of MAY, 2014 in the
city/municipality of BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE,
petitioner exhibiting his/her Community
Tax Certificate No. 11330679 issued at
BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE on NOVEMBER
29, 2013
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
Administering Officer
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25, 2014
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
DINA ACEDERA GALLANO, a
migrant petitioner, has filed with
this Office a petition for CHANGE
OF FIRST NAME from WINNY
to DINA in the Certificate of
Live Birth of WINNY ACEDERA
GALLANO who was born on June
19, 1985 at Brgy. Getigo, Lope de
Vega, Northern Samar and whose
parents are PAQUITO GALLANO
and LUCINA ACEDERA bearing
registry number 85-37.
Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/
her written opposition with this
Office not later than May 12, 2014.
(Sgd.) FE D. QUIROLJICO
City Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 12-18, & 19-25,
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-14-00006-FC
For:
EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL
ESTATE MORTGAGE under Act 3135
SOUTHERN LEYTE EMPLOYEES MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE (SLEMCOOP),
Mortgagee,
-versusSps. MADILYN A. MUSONG AND ARNEL B.
MUSONG,
Mortgagor,
x-------------------x
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE
SALE
Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale, under
Act 3135 filed by Southern Leyte Employees MultiPurpose Cooperative (SLEMCOOP), J. Navarro St.,
Ormoc City against Sps. Madilyn A. Musong and
Arnel B. Musong to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness
which as of April 30, 2014 amounts to Nine Hundred
One Thousand Two Hundred Twelve & 29/100 Pesos
Only (P901,212.29) including interest and penalty
charges but excluding attorneys fees, sheriffs fees
and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned
sheriff will sell at public auction on June 25, 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. 1212011000668
Registry of Deeds of Ormoc City, Leyte
A parcel of land 15 Blk. 1 of the subdivision plan
Pcs-08-0001121-D, being a portion of the consolidation
subdivision plan of Lots Blk. 11, 12, 13 and Road Lot
1, all of the Pcs-08-000528-D, Ormoc Cad/ situated in
Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc City. Bounded on the NW,
points 3, 4,5-6 by Lot 14, Blk. 1 & Road Lot of this
subdivision, on the E. Points 6-1 by Lot 16 Blk. 1 of
this subdivision, on the S. Points 1-2 by Lot 18, Blk. 1
of this subdivision on the W. Points 2-3 by Blk. 1. Pcs08-000528-D. Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan,
Being S. 33 deg. 02W., 150. 11 m. from BLLM No. 42,
Ormoc Cad., thence S. 83 deg. 00W., 08.99 m.to point
2, thence N. 07 deg. 53W., 14.55 m. to point 3; thence
N. 83 deg. 21E., 04.75 m. to point 4; thence s. 07 deg.
52E., 03.57 m. to point 5, thence N. 83 deg. 00E., 04.03
m. to point 6, thence S. 08 deg. 24E., 10.95 m.to point
of beginning, containing an area of One Hundred
Fourteen (114) square meters. Registered in the name
of Arnel B. Musong married to Madilyn A. Musong.
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 July 2, 2014
without further notice.
(Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR.
Sheriff IV
EV Mail May 19-25, 26- June 1, & 2-8, 2014
Republic of the Philippines
SUPREME COURT
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
8th Judicial Region
Branch 12, Ormoc City
CASE NO. R-ORM-13-00063-SP
LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION
IN RE: INTESTATE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ESTATE OF VIRGINIA WAMPLER.
DONALD G. WAMPLER ANDREBECCA S.
WAMPLER, HEREIN REPRESENTED BY THEIR
ATTORNEY IN FACT, NOLITO M. QUILANG,
Petitioners
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
Letters of Administration having been issued in
the above-entitled case in favor of Nolito M. Quilang.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that notice be and the
same is hereby, given to all persons having claims for
money against the decedent, Virginia Wampler, arising
from contracts, express or implied, whether the same
be due, not due, or contingent, for funeral expenses
and expenses of the last sickness of the said decedent,
and judgment for money against her, requiring them
to file their claims with this Court at the RTC-OCC
within a period of 200 days from the date of the first
publication of this Notice.
SO ORDERED.
Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, May 12, 2014.
(Sgd.) CARL A. MAGSOLING
Branch Clerk of Court
EV Mail May 19-25, 26- June 1 & 2-8, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the properties of the late RICARDO J.
CONTENIDO re parcels of land Lot 325,
Cad-443-D, situated in Barrio Poblacion,
Hernani, Eastern Samar, containing an
area of 46 sq.m.; and Lot 326, Cad-443-D,
containing an area of 35 sq. m. were settled
among his heirs per Doc. No. 182; Page No.
38; Book No. XIII; Series of 2014 of Notary
Public Rodel R. Morta. EV Mail May 19- 25,
26- June 1 & 2-8, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the property of the late EDUARDO GACUD
re a parcel of land consisting of 1/6 share
of real properties, situated at Magsaysay
Blvd., Brgy. Central, Calbayog City, Samar,
designated as Lot No. 2100, covered by TD
No. 99-01007-00116, containing an area of
65 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No.
424; Page No. 81; Book No. XXXI; Series of
2013 of Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV
Mail May 19-25, 26- June 1, & 2- 8, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the properties of the late SINFORIANO A.
MONSANTO re a portion of land Lot No.
2403-B, containing an area of 394 sq. m.
under OCT No. 7215, situated at Brgy.
Capoocan, Calbayog District, Calbayog City

was settled among his heirs and sold in favor


of SPS. ROY D. DOMALAON and TERESITA
F. DOMALAON. EV Mail May 19-25, 26- June
1, & 2-8, 2014
Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement
with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the property of the late SENECIO SERITO re
a parcel of land with Cadastral Lot No. 2583
situated in Brgy. Matobato, Calbayog City ,
containing an area of 13,894 sq. m. under TD
Declaration No. 99-01085-00005, covered
by OCT No. 1201 was settled among his
heirs and sold in favor of DENNIS DARTE &
CHRISTIAN F. TAN per Doc. No. 406; Page
No. 82; Book No. XXXIV; Series of 2014 of
Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail May
19-25, 26- June 1, & 2- 8, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the property of the APOLONIA TAMPOS re
a parcel of land, Lot 5137-C, Psd-08-000029,
LR.C. Record No. 1750, situated in Barrio
Linao Ormoc City, containing an area of 390
sq. m. covered by TCT No. 11583 was settled
among her heirs and 190 sq. m. sold in favor
of ANANITA RAE per Doc. No. 79; Page No.
16; Book No. XIV; Series of 2011 of Notary
Public Ari Larrazabal. EV Mail May 19-25,
26- June 1 & 2-8,2014.

May 19-25, 2014


Republic of the Philippines
Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-0073
REF. CASE NO. VIII-2004-0012
Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
operate a PUJ service With prayer to
adopt trade name.
WITH CHANGE ENGINE
ELMA A.RAMOS
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a
PUJ for the transportation of passengers
and freight on the route: TACLOBAN
CITY- SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA,
with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which
Certificate is still valid and subsisting up
to Jan. 27, 2014.
In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution
of records of the said certificate on the
same route, with the use of the same
number of unit/s.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board
on JUNE 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 15th day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : E.A. RAMOS, BRGY.21
BURGOS, ST., TACLOBAN CITY
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR
STS., TACLOBAN CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-0816
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
operate a UV SHUTTLE service With
prayer to adopt trade name.
ROWENA L. SIERVO
Applicant/s
x----------------x
2nd NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant request authority for
the issuance of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE
for the transportation of passengers and
freight on the line: FROM CATARMAN
TO ANY, POINT IN RO8 & VICE VERSA,
with the use of ONE (1) unit
NOTICE is hereby given that
this application will be heard by this
Board on JUNE 25, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
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 21st day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : R. L. SIERVO, COROCONOG, SAN ROQUE N. SAMAR
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. N. SIA,
AVENIDA VETERANOS TACLOBAN
CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-1067
REF. CASE NO. VIII-2012-0213

Application for Reconstitution


of Records of a Certificate of
Public Convenience to operate a
TH FREIGHT service With prayer to
adopt trade name.
PETROLOGISTICS CORPORATION
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
operate a TH FREIGHT service for the
transportation of passengers and freight
on the route: FROM TACLOBAN CITY
TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII ACCESSIBLE TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC
& VICE VERSA, with the use of THREE
(3) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and
subsisting up to MAY 23, 2018.
In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution
of records of the said certificate on the
same route, with the use of the same
number of unit/s.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board
on JUNE 17, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 13th day of MARCH , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : PETROLOGISTICS CORPORATION, E.O ST.,SUBANG DAKU,
MANDAUE CITY, CEBU
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. NEIL SIA
AVENIDA VETERANOS ST.,TACLOBAN
CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2101
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience
to operate a FILCAB service With
prayer to adopt trade name.
TEMISTOCLES C. UBAY
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant request authority for
the issuance of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB for
the transportation of passengers and
freight on the line: ORMOC CITY- MERIDA & VICE VERSA, with the use of
ONE (1) unit.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board
on JUNE 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 15th day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : T.C.UBAY, BRGY.MARGEN,
ORMOC CITY
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. E. JOMADAIO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR
STS.,TACLOBAN CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2124
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience
to operate a FILCAB service With
prayer to adopt trade name.
CRESCENSIA O. ABAD
Applicant/s

Republic of the Philippines


Local/Civil Registry Office
Province: Leyte
City/Municipality: Palompon
Republic of the Philippines)
Province of Leyte)SS
Petition No. CCE-0029-2014 RA10172
PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF
LIVE BIRTH
I, EDIEFERLY DALMAN ESCARTIN, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of P-20
Taglatawan, Bayugan Agusan del Sur, after having been duly sworn to in accordance
with law, hereby declare that:
1) I am the petitioner seeking correction of the clerical error in:
My certificate of live birth
2) I was born on September 13, 1982 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines
3) The birth was recorded under registry number 733 (I-82)
4) The clerical error(s) to be corrected is (are):
Item No.
Description From
To
4
SEX
MALE
FEMALE
5) The facts/reasons for filling this petition are the following:
For error No. 1: To correct my sex which was wrongly written and recorded in
my birth certificate, this petition is hereby filed.
6)I submit the following documents to support this petition.
a)
Certificate of Live Birth (SECPA & Office File Copy)
b)
Baptismal Certificate/Elem. School Permanent Record/Voter Cert.
c)
NBI Clearance/Police Clearance/Personal Affidavit/SSS E-1 Form
d)
Out-Patient Record/Passport/I.D. Card/ Cert. of Marriage
e)
Birth Cert. of children/Medical Cert./Cert. of Authenticity
7) I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no
other similar petition pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate.
8) I am filling this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with
R.A. 9048 / R.A. 10172 and its implementing rules and regulation.
(Sgd.) EDIEFERLY D. ESCARTIN
Petitioner
VERIFICATION
I, EDIEFERLY D. ESCARTIN , the petitioner. Hereby certify that the allegations
herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief.
(Sgd.) EDIEFERLY D. ESCARTIN
Petitioner
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 16th day of May, 2014 in the
city/municipality of Palompon, Leyte petitioner exhibits in Community Tax Certificate
No. 09814332 issued at Palompon, Leyte on April 14, 2014
(Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVICA
Municipal Civil Registrar
Administering Officer
EV Mail May 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014

x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant request authority for
the issuance of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB for the
transportation of passengers and freight
on the line: TACLOBAN CITY-ABUCAYNEW BUS TERMINAL & VICE VERSA,
with the use of THREE (3) unit.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board
on JUNE 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : C.O. ABAD, CONG. MATE
AVENUE, BRGY, 43-B, TACLOBAN CITY
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. NEIL
SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST., TACLOBAN CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2130
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience
to operate a FILCAB service With
prayer to adopt trade name.
WITH CHANGE ENGINE
CELSO G. ENOVERO
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant request authority for
the issuance of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB
for the transportation of passengers
and freight on the line: MAASIN CITY
Hilongos & VICE VERSA, with the use
of ONE (1) unit
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board
on JUNE 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 20th day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : C. G. ENOVERO; Brgy.
Calumpang, Matalom, Leyte
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. NEIL
M. SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST.,
TACLOBAN CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2134
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
operate a UV SHUTTLE service With
prayer to adopt trade name.
MARLON M. VILLALON
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
CCE-16-2014-R.A.10172
May 16, 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
Amabelle R. Dejito has filed with
this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from MALE
to FEMALE in the certificate of
live birth of Amabelle E. Remulta
at Villaba, Leyte and whose parents are Nestor R. Remulta and
Rosalina P. Ensoy.
Any person adversely
affected by said petition may file
his written opposition with this
Office not later than 17 May 2014.
(Sgd.) ENGR. MEDALLO V.
PUNONG
MCR
EV Mail May 19-25, & 26- June
1, 2014

Republic of the Philippines


PROVINCE OF SAMAR
Municipality of Sta. Margarita
OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL
CIVIL REGISTRAR
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
In compliance with Section
5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is
hereby served to the public that
MA. GUEN DE GUIA FILOTEO
has filed with this Office a petition
for Change of First Name from
ARLYN (NSO Copy), ARYLN
(LCRO Copy) to MA. GUEN in
the Certificate of Live Birth of
ARLYN CARBONERA GUIA DE
(NSO Copy), ARYLN CARBONERA GUIA DE (LCRO Copy) who
was born on December 17, 1972
at Sta. Margarita, Samar whose
parents were SILVINO P. GUIA
DE and LOLITA S. CARBONERA.
Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest
or may be adversely affected by
said petition may file his written
opposition with this Office not
later than 09 May 2014.
(Sgd.) ENGR. AIVIZE G.
LIBUNAO
Municipal Civil Registrar
EV Mail May 19-25, & 26- June
1, 2014

NEWS

May 19-25, 2014

CITY HIGH ... from P. 7


those they apply at their school, except they had
different warm up exercises, he noted.
Salvaro and Pepito added they were also
told by the US teams to submit what project
they propose for the advancement of basketball
here. The two said they are proposing the total
rehabilitation of the NOCNHS basketball court
which was badly destroyed by Yolanda.
The two youngsters were also thankful to
Richard and Rep. Lucy T. Gomez for lobbying
that Ormoc gets the two slots. Without them,
they said, they might not have been given the
rare opportunity to go abroad.
I never imagined I would be able to go to
the US, said Salvoro. The two added that the
two-week trip widened their horizons about
the world out there, saying it strengthens their
resolve to do better in their studies so that they
would be able to go abroad when they have good
jobs already. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

BAYBAY ... from P. 1


ordered, with a new composition of the
board.
In spite of this, Galenzoga again appealed for the transfer of the venue of the
re-canvassing to ensure impartiality.
Brillantes once more approved her request,
hence, the re-canvassing was done at the
Comelec central office.
Mayor Carmen L. Cari, when reached
to comment about her being proclaimed
winner anew, said she is happy that the
election dispute is over. She hopes her
detractors are now content with the result.
She said they did not contest the transfer of the venue anymore to put an end to
the long-running dispute. She was even
wondering why her opponent wanted to
have the re-canvassing postponed once
more, when all of what she appealed to
Comelec was granted. Maybe she just
wanted to prolong the process, she said
in Bisaya.
Her opponent Galenzoga appeared at
the re-canvassing in the morning but did
not appear anymore in the afternoon. She
left her counsel Atty. Winston Chua to witness the proceedings.
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant request authority for
the issuance of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE
for the transportation of passengers and
freight on the line: FROM TACLOBAN
CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION
VIII & VICE VERSA, with the use of
ONE (1) unit.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board
on JUNE 25 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 20th day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : M.M. VILLALON: B7 L2
Kristina Heights Subd., Brgy. 71 Tacloban City
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR
STS., TACLOBAN CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2135
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience
to operate a FILCAB service With
prayer to adopt trade name.
ANDRES P.GELSANO JR.
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant request authority for
the issuance of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB for
the transportation of passengers and
freight on the line: MAASIN CITY- HILONGOS & VICE VERSA, with the use
of ONE (1) unit
NOTICE is hereby given that
this application will be heard by this
Board on JUNE 11, 2014, at 9:00 a.m.
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 20st day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : A.P. GELSANO JR. BRGY.
CARIDAD, MATALOM, LEYTE
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. E.B.
JOMADIAO; Cor. Zamora & Salazar Sts.,
Tacloban City
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2243
REF. CASE NO. VIII-2010-0757
Application for Reconstitution of
Records of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB
service With prayer to adopt trade
name.
CARLOS R.SABANDAL
Applicant/s
x----------------x
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:
MAASIN CITY & PADRE BURGOS &
VICE VERSA, with the use of ONE (1)
unit/s which Certificate is still valid and
subsisting up to DEC. 15, 2015.
In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution
of records of the said certificate on the
same route, with the use of the same
number of unit/s.
NOTICE is hereby given that this
application will be heard by this Board on
SEPTEMBER 3, 2014, at 9:00 a.m. 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 23RD day of May , 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : C. R. SABANDAL, LOWER
VILLA JACINTA, MACROHON, SO.
LEYTE
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. NEIL
SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST., TACLOBAN CITY
EV Mail May 19-25, 2014

1ST MERIDA RUN FOR HOPE. 160 participants turned up for a fund-raising run last May 12, early in the morning, to pitch in their help and
get healthy in the process. Organizer Wenceslao Van Alloyd said that the proceeds from the event would be help in the psycho-social recovery
of the people of Merida. On the pipeline are a series of activities aimed at strengthening the Meridians spirit of resiliency like another fun walk
exclusively for residents and a live concert during the awarding. Funds left would be used to purchase school supplies which would be distributed
to school children at Brgy. Mat-e, one of the most badly hit villages. Sponsors of the Run for Hope include the LGU of Merida through Mayor Tony
Martinez, Aktib, Nature Spring Water, Slimmers World, EV Mail, Three of Me, ETCH, Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival, Touch Mobile, Safeguard
Active, Mrs. Luz Roble Elizarde, Mrs. Rosilda Seco Ocampo, and Mrs. Jean Jabilles Amamio.

DR. NINO ... from P. 5


One can get fit without feeling pain. If there is
persistent pain, there might be an injury.
(5) Seeing a trainer is an option. There are
various programs - muscle toning, muscle building or weight loss.
(6) Dress right. Wear the proper gears. For
runners, wear a good pair of running shoes.
For bikers, always wear a helmet and protec-

tive gears.
(7) Rest. One or two days a week of rest
gives the body a chance to recover and help
prevent injuries.
Summer or not, one must continue to exercise. It should not only be a fad, but part of a
healthy lifestyle.

GOMEZ ... from P. 1


Arevalo told the fishers that they were organized
to learn the value of unity, to be able to share
the use of the fishing boats to all the fishermen
of Meridas 11 coastal villages, and also share
the responsibility and burden of keeping it in
tiptop shape.
He said they were very lucky that young as
their associations are, they now have at least
9 fishing boats each as assets. Arevalo also
admonished that they should not forget the
role of Rep. Gomez, who was still able to help
them even without the Priority Development
Assistance Fund (PDAF).
Meanwhile, Pacific Paint representative
Romilo Nio Falcone thanked Rep. Gomez for
giving their firm the opportunity to help Ormoc
fishermen. The company, more known as Boysen Paint here, donated five boats.
The boats were distributed at Brgy. Naungan,
this city, to expedite the process as the Rotarians from Manila were just in the city for a few

hours. Merida town is around 40 minutes away.


Karen Damayo, Rotary District 3810 governor, said they have also lent their hand to
other parts of Leyte. In Tacloban, she said, they
donated schoolbuildings and tricycles.
To represent the fishermen was Rosendo
Colita, president of the LIBELLCAP Federation. He expressed his profuse thanks to the
Rotary Club of Manila and their donors, most
especially Rep. Gomez for her never-tiring
effort to help the victims of Super Typhoon
Yolanda in her district.
The boat donations is part of Rep. Gomezs
6,200: Mission Possible, a campaign to raise
6,200 boats to give to her districts fishermen
whose boats were destroyed by Yolanda. Richard Gomez said that as of press time, Lucy had
raised pledges for more than 1,000 fishing boats
already, of which around 300 have already been
distributed. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Teacher: Ok class Imagina na milyonaryo mo tanan karon. Isulat ang


storya sa kinabuhing milyonaryo.
(wala mag suwat si Pedro)
Teacher: O Pedro, nganong wala
man ka gasulat?
Pedro: Ah, kuwan Maam, gahuwat
man gud ko sa akong sekretarya
maam. Siya ra akong pasuwaton.
rrr

laki: honey moanha ko sa nu,inig


abot nako mosirbato lang ko..
bae: cge honey wow ! magdala di
kag jeep or kotse honey??
laki: dli oi serbato ra ako dad
on!!!!!!!!!
rrr

Teacher: Juan unsa nga mananap


ang nagsugod sa letter K?
Juan: Maam, kuto!
Teacher: Dilii!! Ang kataposan na
letter is W..
Juan: Maam kabalo naku KUTOW...
Teacher: Dili!! Pang yuta ni!
Juan: Maam, kabalo naku KUTOW
LUPA.
Teacher: Dili!! Nia ni siyay sungay.
Juan: Maam, dimonyong KUTOW!

10
Republic of the Philippines
SUPREME COURT
8th Judicial Region
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Branch 36,
Carigara, Leyte
-o0oSP. CASE No. RTC-2013-040-SP
FOR: CORRECTION OF DATE OF BIRTH OF THE
PETITIONER FROM DEC. 12,1965 TO DEC. 11,
1967 IN HER CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH &
RECORD OF BIRTH.
MARY ANN C. MULLE-MARQUEZ,
Petitioner,
-versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF LEYTE, LEYTE
AND THE OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR
GENERAL, represented by the CIVIL REGISTRAR
GENERAL, CARMELITA N. ERICTA,
Respondents.
x-----------------------x
ORDER
This treats the manifestation with motion filed
on May 12, 2014 by the petitioner, through her counsel. A reading thereof shows that it pertains to her
request for the resetting of the initial hearing to her
suggested date which is June 26, 2014, if compatible
with the Courts Calendar. She also made it of record
that the original date of initial hearing was April 23,
2014 which was cancelled due to the unavailability
of the public prosecutor who represents the Office of
the Solicitor General.
The record will show that the Erratum Order
dated March 10, 2014 in which the date of initial hearing was set, could not be published due to the letter
of Ms. Lalaine M. Jimenea of the Eastern Visayas (EV)
Mail asking the Office of the Executive Judge to bar
publications which failed to satisfy the One-year continuous publication requirement from participating in
the raffle of cases for publication of judicial orders such
as this one. With that incident having been resolved
by the Office of the Executive Judge, the raffle for the
publication of the initial order proceeded and the
initial order may now be published by the winning
publication, the EV Mail, which is a local newspaper
of general circulation in the Province of Leyte.
Accordingly, the motion is GRANTED. The initial
hearing is hereby set on June 26, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in
the morning, Withal, the Erratum Order dated March
10, 2014 is hereby amended to read as follows:
Filed before this Court is a verified petition seeking the Correction and Cancellation of the entries in
the birth records on file with the respondents, which
are the public offices mandated by
The petitioner is hereby DIRECTED to cause at
her expense law to be the custodian and repository of
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
8th Judicial Region
Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte
SP. PROC. NO. H-528
IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MINOR,
ERICA GEE AND DECLARATION AS FOUNDLING AND NEGLECTED CHILD,
SPS. AUNES ERIC AND GERMAINE NAVARRO,
Petitioners,
x-------------------------x
ORDER
PETITIONERS-SPS. AUNES ERIC AND GERMAINE NAVARRO, through counsel, filed a Petition
to adopt minor ERICA GEE, who is three (3) years old,
female and a foundling child. In support of her petition, the petitioner avers, THAT: they are both of legal
age, Filipino citizens, and a resident of Brgy. Dolho,
Bato, Leyte; the subject child was found by one Nida
N. Germano and in coordination with the social worker of the DSWD, Bato Leyte, the finder has entrusted
the subject child to the petitioners who cordially has
taken her custody and provide her care and support;
the DSWD and the petitioners have exerted diligent
efforts to locate the parents of the child which proved
futile as they were never found and no showed up to
claim the child; for the span of time that the child has
been with the petitioners, it is clear that, her parents
have substantially and continuously abandoned and
neglected him in accordance with the provision of Art.
141 of PD 603; the petition will redound to the benefit
and welfare of the subject child, hence, prayed to the
effect that minor ERICA GEE be legally declared an
abandoned and neglected child in accordance with
Art. 141 of PD 603 and to all intents and purposes be
declared the child of herein petitioners.
WHEREFORE, finding the Verified Petition to
be sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is
set for initial hearing on September 17, 2014 at 8:30
in the morning at which date, time and place anyone
that may be prejudiced by the approval of the instant
Petition may come to court in this first opportunity.
Published this Order in a newspaper of general
circulation in the Province of Leyte, at least once a
week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense
of the petitioners.
Furnished copy of this Order to the Office of
the Solicitor General being the general counsel of the
Republic at 134 Amorsolo St. Legaspi Village, Makati
City; Regional Director of DSWD for that office to
conduct a social case study report, to conduct a home
study report; and to submit other relevant papers
within 60 days, Petitioners and her counsel for them
to be present at the given addresses for them to be
present during initial hearing.
SO ORDERED.
IN CHAMBERS, this 9th day of May, 2013, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines.
(Sgd.) EPHREM SUAREZ ABANDO
Executive Judge
ESA/csv
EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25 & 26- June 1, 2014

NOTICES
records pertaining to Births, Marriages, Deaths and
other incidents of human existence. The entries sought
to be corrected pertains to her date of birth from December 12, 1965 to December 11, 1967 be cancelled.
A perusal of the petition shows that the same
appears to be sufficient in form and substance. Set
therefore the initial hearing on June 26, 2014 at 8:30
in the morning.
the publication of this order once a week for three
(3) consecutive weeks in an accredited newspaper of
general circulation in the Province of Leyte. The Sheriff
of this Court is also hereby ORDERED to post a copy
of this Order on three (3) conspicuous places namely:
1) The Bulletin Board of Municipal all, Leyte, Leyte;
2) The Bulletin Board of Municipal Trial Court, Leyte,
Leyte and 3) the Bulletin Board of this Court.
During the initial hearing of this petition, all
those interested person/s are given the opportunity
to ventilate their opposition, if any, to the petition.
Otherwise, if they fail to appear, their claim shall be
barred and the petitioner will be allowed to adduce
evidence in support of the petition.
Furnish copies of this Order to the petitioner
through his counsel for his compliance, as well as the
Honorable Solicitor General for his information and
appropriate action.
SO ORDERED.
GIVEN in Chambers, on this 13th day of May
2014 at Carigara, Leyte Philippines.
(Sgd.) LAURO A. P. CASTILLO, JR.
Judge
LAPC:ldp
EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
Deed of Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
CARMELITA T. ARRADAZA, JOERGEN T.
ARRADAZA, JR., GAY ARRADAZA BALLAIS,
DARYL T. ARRADAZA and JAVIER T. ARRADAZA are the lawful co-owners of that certain
motor vehicle, more particularly described as
follows, to wit: Make- Nissan Vanette; Type
of Body- Van; Engine No. Z20-900296X;
Chassis No. 59ZWRL22-865756; Plate
No.- GGP475; CR No. 2833912-4 was sold
in favor of ROMEO J. CATINGUB, JR. per Doc.
No. 341; Page No. 69; Book No. III; Series of
2014 of Notary Public Jorge L. Dagandan. EV
Mail May 5-11, 12-18, & 19-25, 2014
LEGAL NOTICE
Notice of Extrajudicial Settlement of
the Estate of Deceased SPOUSES ALBERTO
CADELIA, SR., and EDURNE AGUIRRE,
Among Heirs With Deed of Absolute Sale,
covering a parcel of land known as Lot No.
1- C containing an area of TWENTY EIGHT
THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED (28,200)
square meters, under TCT No. T-28517
located at Tugbong Kananga, Leyte, before
Notary Public Melanio G. Fernandez per Doc.

NO. 1066, Page No. 9, Book No. III, Series of


2014, Dated May 8, 2014. EV Mail May 5-11,
12- 18, & 19-25, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition
with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the properties of the late SPS. GALICANO
OTOME and EMETERIA CABACOY re parcels
of land Lot 2734-A, Psd-69251, containing
an area of 11,211 sq.m. covered by TCT No.
6673 situated in Barrios Patag and Boroc ;
Lot 2734-E, Psd-69251, containing an area of
72,116 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 6673; Cad
Lot 1482-L, situated in Concepcion St. Brgy.
Can-adieng, Ormoc city, containing an area of
96 sq. m. covered by TD No. 00016-000263;
and one(1) unit residential house erected on
Cad Lot 1482-L were settled and partitioned
among their heirs and 32 sq.m. of parcel
III- Lot Cad Lot 1482-L sold in favor of JOSE
EMMANUEL O. APARECE, EXEQUIEL O.
APARECE and SOFIA SALOME O. APARECE
per Doc. No. 477; Page NO. 96; Book No. XXX;
Series of 2013 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G.
Bataan Tolibao. EV Mail May 5-11, 12 18,
& 19- 25, 2014

Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Branch 7
Eight Judicial Region
BULWAGAN NG KATARUNGAN
Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
EJF No. 3688
EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED BY ACT 4118 AND PD 385
HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND
(HDMF), Tacloban City, rep. by Paulino C. Talacay,
Mortgagee,
-versusELENITA C. BAYONA,
Mortgagor,
x-----------------x
SHERIFFS NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE UNDER ACT 3135, AMENDED
Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act
3135, as Amended filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND with office address at corner
MH Del Pilar and Lopez Jaena Streets, Tacloban City,
represented by paulino C. Talacay against the ELENITA C. BAYONA, of legal age, Filipino, married
with postal address at 75 STO. NINO ST., DAGAMI,
LEYTE, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which
as of OCTOBER 7, 2013, Amounted to FORTY TWO
THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED FOURTEEN PESOS
& 52/100 (Php42,714.52) Philippine Currency, excluding Penalties, Charges, Attorneys Fees, expenses of
the Foreclosure, Sheriffs Lawful Fees, and expenses
for conducting the PUBLIC AUCTION on JUNE 17,
2014, at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban
city, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine
Currency, the following Real Properties/ Personal
Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit;
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO.
T-50394
A parcel of land designated as lot 43 Block 6 of the
consolidation-subdivision of Pcs-08-000536-D, being a
portion of lots 3417, Cad.220 and lots 40 and 41, (LRC)
Psd-12477, situated in the Barangay of Marasbaras,
City of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte,
Bounded on the:
SW., along line 1-2 by lot 42, Blk. 6; on the
NW., along line 2-3 by Drainage Easement; on the
NE., along line 3-4 by lot 44, Blk. 6; and on the
SE., along line 4-1 by Road lot 5 (6.50 m. wide)
all of this subdivision.
Containing an area of FIFTY NINE (59) SQUARE
METERS, more or less. Registered in the name of
ELENITA C. BAYONA, of legal age, Filipino, married
to TED G. BAYONA.
PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY
INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND
ENCUMBRANCHES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED
REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE.
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 on JUNE 24, 2014.
On the same time and place without further notice.
TACLOBAN CITY, APRIL 14, 2014.
FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO
SHERIFF:
(Sgd.) ELIAS N. ACOSTA
Sheriff IV
EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014

Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Branch 7
Eight Judicial Region
BULWAGAN NG KATARUNGAN
Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
EJF No. 3689
EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED BY ACT 4118 AND PD 385
HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND
(HDMF), Tacloban City, rep. by paulino C. Talacay,
Mortgagee,
-versusMA. ARLENE C. DELOVERJES,
Mortgagor,
X----------------------x
SHERIFFS NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE UNDER ACT 3135, AMENDED
Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act
3135, as Amended filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND with office address at corner MH Del Pilar and Lopez Jaena Streets, Tacloban
City, represented by paulino C. Talacay against the
MA. ARLENE C. DELOVERJES, of legal age, Filipino, married with postal address at 1102 LAPAZ ST.
BURAUEN, LEYTE, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of OCTOBER 7, 2013, Amounted to
THREE HUNDRED NINETY FOUR THOUSAND
SEVENTY EIGHT PESOS & 20/100 (Php 394,078.20)
Philippine Currency, excluding Penalties, Charges,
Attorneys Fees, expenses of the Foreclosure, Sheriffs
Lawful Fees, and expenses for conducting the PUBLIC
AUCTION on JUNE 17, 2014, at 9:00 in the morning
or soon thereafter, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban city, to the highest bidder for
cash and in Philippine Currency, the following Real
Properties/ Personal Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit;
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 1222010000092
IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that certain land
situated in BARANGAY OF ABUCAY, CITY OF
TACLOBAN, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, ISLAND OF
LEYTE, bounded and described as follows: A PARCEL
OF LAND DESIGNATED AS LOT 7 BLOCK 42 OF
THE CONSOLIDATION- SUBDIVISION OF PCS-08000527-D, BEING A PORTION OF LOTS 4997, CAD.
220 LOT 4311-B, PSD-08-001588, LOT 4313-1-1,PSD08-002329 AND LOTS 1 & 2 & 3, PCS -08- 000517-D,
BOUNDED ON THE SW., ALONG LINE 1-2 BY LOT
5, BLOCK 42, ON THE NW., ALONG LINE 2-3 BY
ALLEY 21; ON THE NE., ALONG LINE 3-4 BY LOT
9, BLOCK 42 ANAD ON THE SE., ALONG LINE 4-1
BY LOT 8, BLOCK 42 ALL OF THE SUBDIVISION.
CONTAINING AN AREA OF THIRTY FIVE (35)
SQUARE METERS MORE OR LESS. REGISTERED IN
THE NAME OF MA. ARLENE C. DELOVERJES, OF
LEGAL AGE, FILIPINO, MARRIED TO RODERICK
U. DELOVERJES.
PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY
INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLEAND
ENCUMBRANCHES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED
REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE.
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 on JUNE 24, 2014
on the same time and place without further notice.
TACLOBAN CITY, APRIL 14, 2014
FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO
SHERIFF:
(Sgd.) ELIAS N. ACOSTA
Sheriff IV
EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
Republic of the Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Branch 7
Eight Judicial Region
BULWAGAN NG KATARUNGAN
Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF
EJF NO. 3674
EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED BY ACT 4118 AND PD 385
HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND
(HDMF), Tacloban city, rep. by Paulino C. Talacay,
Mortgagee,
-versusELNORA R. VILLAFLOR,
Mortgagor,
x------------------x
AMENDED
SHERIFFS NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE UNDER ACT 3135, AMENDED
Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act
3135, as Amended filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND with office address at corner
MH Del Pilar and Lopez Jaena Streets, Tacloban city,
represented by Paulino C. Talacay against the ELNORA R. VILLAFLOR, of legal age, Filipino, single with
postal address at B7 L7 V & G SUBD., TACLOBAN
CITY, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as
of AUGUST 6, 2013, Amounted to FIVE HUNDRED
SIXTEEN THOUSAND EIGHTY PESOS & 39/100
(Php516,080.39) Philippine Currency, excluding
Penalties, Charges, Attorneys Fees, expenses of the
Foreclosure, Sheriffs Lawful Fees, and expenses for
conducting the PUBLIC AUCTION on JUNE 9, 2014,
at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter, REGIONAL
TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban city, to the
highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the
following Real properties/Personal Properties, with
all the improvements thereon, to wit;
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO.
T-59544
A parcel of land designated as lot 1808-E, Psd-

May 19-25, 2014


Republic of the Philippines
SUPREME COURT
Regional Trial Court
Eight Judicial Region
Branch 17
Palompon, Leyte
SP. PROC. CASE NO.
R-PAL-14-0403-SP
FOR: CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE RECORD
OF BIRTH OF THE PETITIONER PERTAINING TO
HER SEX FROM MALE TO FEMALE
MELOTTE D. VILLAMOR,
Petitioner,
-versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TABANGO,
LEYTE AND THE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL
Respondents.
x-------------------------x
ORDER
A verified petition having been filed with this
Court by petitioner, through counsel, Atty. Elroy
Raymund S. Bertulfo, praying that after publication,
notice and hearing an Order be issued directing the
Local Civil Registrar of Tabango, Leyte and the Civil
Registrar General, National Statistics Office to correct
in the Record of Birth of petitioner MELOTTE D. VILLAMOR as found on Page 6, Book No. VII, Registry
No. 96-389 and in her Certificate of Live Birth the erroneous entry opposite the word sex or in the space
for sex which is male to FEMALE.
As the petition appears to be sufficient in form
and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing, pursuant to Section 4, Rule 108 of the Rules of
Court on June 9, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning
at the hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17,
Palompon, Leyte at which date, time and place, any
person may appear and show cause, if any why the
petition should not be granted.
Let a copy of this Order be published at the
expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general
circulation in the Province of Leyte, once a week for
three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication
to be made at least one week prior to the date set for
initial hearing.
Furnish copies of this Order to the Office of the
Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Tabango,
Leyte, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Leyte,
Atty. Elroy Raymund S. Bertulfo, Office of the Civil
Registrar General, National Statistics Office and the
petitioner.
SO ORDERED.
Given in Chambers, this 28th day of April 2014
at the Hall of Justice, Palompon, Leyte.
(Sgd.) MARIO O. QUINIT
Presiding Judge
Copy furnished:
1. Atty. Elroy Raymund S. Bertulfo Torres
Bugallon St. Villaba, Leyte
2. The Office of the Solicitor General Manila
3. Pros. Lorna Pades Palompon, Leyte
4. National Statistics Office Manila
5. Melotte D. Villamor Brgy. Campokpok,
Tabango, Leyte
6. Local Civil Registrar of Tabango, Leyte
EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
08-015062-D, portion of lot 1808, Cad. 220, situated in
the Barangay of San Jose, City of Tacloban, Province
of Leyte, Island of Leyte, Bounded on the:
SW., along line 1-2 by lot 1808-D of the subdivision; on the
NW., along line 2-3 by Road lot 1793, Cad. 220;
on the
NE., along line 3-4 by lot 1808-F of this subdivision and on the
SE., along line 4-1 by lot 1808-1 (Road 4.00 m.
wide) of this subdivision.
Containing an area of SEVENTY FIVE (75)
SQUARE METERS, more of less. Registered in the
name of ELNORA R. VILLAFLOR, of legal age,
Filipino, single.
PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY
INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND
ENCUMBRANCES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED
REARL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE.
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 on JUNE 16, 2014,
on the same time and place without further notice.
TACLOBAN CITY, APRIL 7, 2014.
FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO
SHERIFF:
(Sgd.) ELIAS N. ACOSTA
Sheriff IV
EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
Deed of Extrajudicial Adjudication
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late PASCUALA CASTAAS re a parcel of land situated in Brgy. Binaliw, Tinambacan District, Calbayog City,
designated as Lot No. 4116, with an area of 10,718.83 sq. m. under TD No. 99-0301100185, covered by OCT No. 281 was adjudicated unto himself by JESUS CASTAAS
MAGAN per Doc. No. 397; Page No. 80; Book No. VI; Series of 2014 of Notary Public
Jennylyn D. Sumagang Durmiendo. EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late LUTERIA N.
LACBAYO re a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 4116, Cad-817-D, containing
an area of 10,719 sq. m. under OCT No. 281, located at Brgy. Binaliw, Tinambacan
District Calbayog City was settled among her heirs and sold in favor of RECHELL
B. ROBIATO per Doc. No. 5; Page No. 1; Book No. XXXIV; Series of 2014 of Notary
Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late FRANCISCO
LLEVER re a parcel of land, located at Brgy. Gabay, Calbayog District, Calbayog City,
Samar with Cadastral Lot No. 7773, containing an area of 69,098 sq. m. under TD No.
99-01041-00009 was settled among his heirs and 20,268 sq. m. sold in favor of JENETH CATAMORA DALONZO per Doc. No. 88; Page No. 18; Book No. XXXIV; Series
of 2014 of Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the personal properties of the late GUILLERMO S. YAP, JR., re an account, deposited with land Bank of the Philippines, Ormoc
Branch, under Savings Account Nos. 0951-1314-58 and 0951-0423-07 were settled
among his heirs per Doc. No. 445; Page No. 89; Book No. CCCXXXVIII; Series of 2011
of Notary Public Nicolas S. Maglasang. EV Mail May 12-18, 19-25, & 26- June 1, 2014

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NEWS

May 19-25, 2014

Presidential Assistant for Recovery and Rehabilitation (PARR) Panfilo Lacson was the guest of honor during the turnover
of 30 boats from the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines. Besides him are the AmCham executives, the
mayors of three recipient towns and representatives from the donors. Standing at the back are the recepient fishermen.

Check your facts first - Ping tells critics


TOLOSA, LEYTE Presidential Assistant for Recovery and
Rehabilitation Panfilo Lacson
told critics of the governments
rehabilitation efforts to please
check your facts, saying that
in a cabinet meeting Friday last
week, their office reported having received 2,000 Yolanda rehab
related projects, 1,407 which
comes from the private sector
and 646 from the government
which are either ongoing or already completed.
He said some P 10.7-billion
is needed to implement Yolanda
recovery plans at the national
perspective, P 6.526-billion of
which have already been implemented, either ongoing or already
finished.
He hinted that instead of criti-

cizing government, these critics


should emulate the two US-based
sibling with roots from Tanauan
who sold bracelets to raise funds
for their parents hometown.
The funds they raised exceeded
their expectation and now, a
3-classroom building is being
constructed out of the efforts of a
10 and an 11-year old.
Lacson was apparently hitting at the Peoples Surge, a
movement headed by a nun and
reportedly backed by left-leaning
personalities, which is demanding
government to give them P 40,000
each to rebuild their homes and
lives. He said that it would be
easy for government to just give
them their demand but it was not
the right way. Lacson admitted
government efforts at rehabilita-

tion seemed slow-paced to some


because we want to do it the
right way.
He said government just
cannot help people rebuild their
homes without proper planning.
The idea was to keep them safe
from future disasters, that is why
it was taking the government
long to implement rehabilitation
measures.
In Filipino, Lacson said that
they were not only taking into
consideration storm surges or
tsunamis. Relocation sites have to
be assessed also as to their vulnerability to landslides and even soil
liquefaction. Building designs are
also being closely studied, to be
sturdy enough to withstand the
next strong typhoon.
Hindi ganoon kadali. Mara-

mi tayong pinagaaralan, saying


haste could lead to more disastrous consequences.
He also said that OPARR
would be putting up satellite
offices in the key places of the
Yolanda corridor. One is opening soon in Tacloban, thanks to

a donor who donated a pre-fab


building. All that is needed is to
season the flooring, he said, and
the pre-fab building will be put
up on a property generously provided by the Province of Leyte.
Similar offices will open in various areas, he added. By LMJ

Summer Destinations 2014


Adventure is out there - 4

Uban Falls, Kananga, Leyte


An Adventure by
Faye M. Jimenea, MedTech

HEY SAY that the best


adventures are the
ones unprecedented
by planning, an idea
that pops in ones head and
takes form and shape one by
one it all fall into place. We all
have an adventurous side to us,
a want for exhilaration, a kick
for adrenaline and it all starts
with an idea.
It started with a text from a
friend, We should go hiking to a
falls. One text that led to another
and then another. This happened
on a Friday night. Hesitant, my
answers were indefinite. No firm
Yes, Ill go or No, Ill just stay
put, but on the morning of Saturday, waking up early with the sun
streaming down my window and
my feet firmly pressed on the floor,
I decided to let it go. It was one
that I would cherish this summer,
because for the first time in my 20year life, I did river trekking, made
more exhilarating by the beauty of
nature we passed through, to get
to Uban Falls (so named because
it looks like white hair) at Brgy.
Libertad, Kananga, Leyte.
It was past 8:00 AM when we
finally got together. Three of us
were all set and ready to go, but
we had to wait for one more companion. As we waited for him, we
decided to buy a few necessities
like junk food, soda, bottled water
and lechon manok with puso. Seeing this was going to be a long trek,
we decided to bring knapsacks, as
it was easier to carry. When all four
of us were finally ready, we set for
the Ormoc terminal and went to
the Ormoc-Kananga jeepney line,

the fare of the 30-45 minute trip


was Php 25 each person. It was an
extra long trip since the jeepney
made many stopovers, picking up
passengers and dropping them
off, and one thing I noticed was
that everybody seemed to know
everybody. I couldnt help but
think, provinces are truly the best
of places to live in.
We got off at the Kananga Municipal Hall. I felt a tad bit hungry
and sought out a small bakery. It
was a gem in the Yolanda rubble!
The bakery had old-fashioned
Filipino breads like Shakoy, Butchi,
Water Cake, Pig Pie -- breads that
I havent eaten since my childhood
days! I was lucky to get a taste of
the past. After we got a few bites,
we proceeded to the Habal-Habal
area where we can get a ride to
Brgy. Libertad. We got ourselves
two Potpot. Again, it was another
experience that Ive hadnt tried for
a long time.
The people of Kananga were
very friendly, helping us get the
right Habal-Habal (P30) which goes
to Libertad. They said most of those
who went to the falls were foreigners, while most of the locals who
go there are from Kananga itself. I
was already excited to experience
the waterfalls.
My first Habal-Habal trip was
surely exciting. It was scary yet
a fairly pleasant experience. We
laughed all through seven kilometers of under-developed roads,
though we would sometimes bump
our heads on the make shift bamboo and plastic canvass roof of the
Habal-Habal, but like the kids at
heart that we are, we looked at the
positive side of things.
The end of the road was a small
river. There was a small house

nearby road, a typical Filipino hut.


We asked the owners if we could
change clothes at their house,
and they graciously allowed us
inside their home. As we got in the
house, I was reminded of how lucky
we were and that no matter how
simple your way of life is, as long
as you have your necessities and
you have your family, then you live
a good life. We thanked them after
changing our clothes and made our
way, crossing the small river that
passed through which heralded the
start of our long trek.
Our trek proved to be an adventure itself. First, we thought it
was just a few hundred meters of
river trekking, but oh, how wrong
were we! We crossed rivers that
came up to our waist, jumped on
rocks, slipped and fell on our bottoms, laughed, thought at times
that we got lost, talked, and mostly
just enjoyed ourselves. The sweat
on our backs and the crease on
our foreheads showed us how fun
things arent always that easy.
Our tsinelas were soaked, and so
were we. The sun was hot but the
water was cool. As we neared our
destination, around 30 minutes of
walking already, we crossed another portion of waist deep water,
bags held above our heads and
complained about the cool waters.
However, we also got the feeling
that we were almost there!
Soon, we finally arrived at the
end of the river. The rocks were
bigger, the trees thicker and the
sun was covered by the greens surrounding us. We found a tall wall
of what seemed to be a stream of
leaves snaking down and it was enchanting. I thought, this is good.
I dont regret ever coming here.
We proceeded a bit more until

Life is an adventure, doubly made exciting when one treks through roads
and rivers less travelled. Uban Falls in Kananga is one such beauty, says
the author.
we came to another stop. There
were boulders all around us, moldy
and glorious, but there was no waterfall. We could hear it, yes, the
strong gush of water, but we could
not see it. So we climbed on some
rocks, hopped on some, climbed
on some more, just to look for an
entrance but we could not.
We were blessed, though, that
one local who saw us wandering
about, gave us the right directions.
It was a small slit between two
huge rocks. He led us there. We

followed him and were enchanted


by the entrance itself. It was quite
tricky to get inside, and the kind
local helped us through.
When all of us were inside, we
saw the beautiful waterfalls but we
still had to make our way up which
entailed more climbing of rocks,
jumping, and hopping down to the
pebbled ground. We also crossed a
fallen Narra log, said to have been

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