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VOL. 15 NO. 20

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Army, PNP declares Matag-ob


insurgency free

... while 3 soldiers die and 8 are


wounded in N. Samar clashes

LGU EXECS OF MATAG-OB, LEYTE, ARMY AND PNP OFFICIALS sign a covenant declaring Matag-ob as insurgency
free and maintaining it that way. Standing at the back are the SB members of the town while seated (L-R) 19th IB commander Lt.
Col. Nedy Espulgar, Vice Mayor Michael Torrevillas, Mayor Agustin Pedrano Sr., Col. Dinoh Dolina of the 802nd Infantry Brigade,
chief of police Insp. Christopher Pangue, and a representative of Leyte Provincial director Brigido Unay.
MATAG-OB, LEYTE The
Philippine Army and the
Philippine National Police has declared the landlocked Matag-ob town as
insurgency free during
this days 116th Independence Day celebration.
The joint declaration
is a first in the province

of Leyte and befitted the


days celebration, noted
vice mayor Michael L. Torrevillas, who added that the
town has been insurgency
free for years already.
The closest thing he
can recall about Matag-ob
having peace and order
problems was at the height

of agrarian related disputes,


when the militant farmers
group SAGUPA (Samahan
sa mga Gagmayng Paraguma) attempted to occupy
agricultural lands forcibly.
This stopped when landowners fought back and
filed cases against the farmers group, resulting to their

arrests.
The declaration was
marked with the signing
of a covenant to maintain
peace and order in the municipality. Mayor Agustin B.
Pedrano Sr., vice Mayor Torsee

MATAG-OB
p. 9

TACLOBAN CITY Three


government troopers
were killed and 6 others
wounded when they were
ambushed by an undetermined number of New
Peoples Army rebels at
Brgy. Bugtusan, Las Navas,
Northern Samar, around
lunch of June 10. In a separate incident, another 2
soldiers were wounded, it
was further learned.
Maj. Amado C. Gutierrez of the 8th Infantry Battalion in Camp Maulong,
Catbalogan City identified
those killed in action as
Pvt. Lino Mahinay, PFC
Jaype Yulas and PFC Albert Abolencia. Wounded
were Scout Rangers PFC Jay
Arabening and PFC Dexter
Quilates of the 2nd Scout
Ranger Co; 2Lt. Marco
Abante, Cpl. Ronnie Balastas, Pfc Gerry Culaban, Pfc
Danmar Ching, Pfc Marlon
Urbano, Pfc Buenaventura
Raygon of the 34th IB.
The attack is the latest
of encounters between gov-

ernment troopers and the


rebels in Northern Samar,
where the NPA is said to
still have a strong foothold.
Maj. Gutierrez said the
ambush happened just 700
meters away from the village poblacion. They were
on security operations
when a landmine detonated
along the troopers way. A
25-minute gunfight ensued
thereafter.
The Army report states
that they recovered from
the scene five improvised
explosive device (IED),
five electrical blasting caps,
1,500 meters electrical wire
and two backpacks.
The ambush follows
closely in the heels of three
earlier incidents, also in
Northern Samar. Last June
7, Army troopers encountered a company of around
50 NPA rebels at Brgy. Paco,
at around 4:30 PM. Based
on a report from Lt. Col.
see

AMBUSH p.
9

Independence Day in Ormoc was a triple celebration

City councilors danced on stage as GK Bayani Challenge volunteers passed by and did a street dance to express their joy in helping rebuild homes for Leyteos. (L-R) Councilors Roland
Villasencio, Vincent Rama, Bennet Pongos Jr., Ruben Capahi and the emcee.
ORMOC CITY An estimated 3,000 people joined the
116th Independence Day parade here which is also the
first day of a series of daily and nightly activities that
would culminate on June 29, the city annual fiesta in
honor of Sts. Peter and Paul.
It was a triple celebration this year as it was also the
Araw ng mga Barangay as well as the culmination of
the Gawad Kalinga Bayani Challenge in Leyte, which
the city hosted this year.
The atmosphere at the city plaza, where the parade

assembled and ended, was festive. Aside from booths and


displays of various business establishments, a plants and
garden show was opened at the nearby mini-forest.
There was also a Libreng Pagwapo and Pagwapa
activity held at the Superdome nearby. Salon operators and
barbershops, in cooperation with the city social welfare and
services office, gave people who lined up for their services
free haircuts, manicure, pedicure and even foot spas.
Traditionally, Independence Day in Ormoc is a grand
celebration. This years celebration did not disappoint, de-

spite the city being badly hit by super-typhoon Yolanda.


Mayor Edward Codilla urged residents to enjoy the
day.
This years fiesta theme is We Prayed, We Survived.
One City, Moving On. Heading the citys fiesta executive
committee is the mayors brother, Edwin, who has had
a jingle composed for the 2014 fiesta.
Titled Padayon Ormocanon (Onward, Ormocanon), the song emphasizes on how residents prayed,
see

JUNE 12

p.

NEWS

Another salvage victim


found
BAYBAY CITY- An already decomposing body of a salvage victim
was discovered thrown into the grassy portion of the highway at Sitio
Hicgop, Brgy. Caridad, this city last June 11 (Wednesday).
The body was discovered inside a garbage bag. Police described
the victim as 57 in height, around 28 to 30 years old, was wearing
black shorts and brown T-shirt when found and had a silver necklace
with a cross pendant.
The victim, when found, was bound with packing tape on his hands
and feed and his mouth gagged. He had wounds at the back of his
head and neck but what was used in bashing him is yet unidentified.
PO2 Christopher Baslan, in an interview with media, said they estimate that the body could have been there for around 3 days already.
The body, he said, was already decomposing indicating he has been
dead for days already before he was found.
According to the policeman, the body was found by a construction
worker, Allan Monares, at 5:30 in the afternoon of June 11. He was
walking on his way home when he noticed a bad smell emanating
from the garbage bag. When he checked what was inside the bag, he
saw the dead body.
Policemen here said they have no clue yet to the identity of the body.

Ormoc has 43 mentally ill folks,


13 cause by drug abuse
ORMOC CITY- There are 43 people in this city who were reported to
have mental illnesses, this according to the Protection Service Unit
(PSU) of the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO).
In an interview with a local radio station here, Arlene Sode of the
PSU said they have referred said patients to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center for consultation and treatment. However, she
cannot say if this is the only number of people suffering from various
kinds of mental illnesses in the city.
The patients are brought to the EVRMC on a monthly basis, she
informed, and they are escorted by a family member.
In the year 2011, a program to give a P 1,500.00 financial assistance
to families with such patients was launched. The funds come from the
Crisis Intervention unit.
From January to June 2014, it was learned there were six who
availed the financial assistance.
Sode also stressed on those
from Ormoc City are qualified to
get the assistance.
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The CSWDO also said the
City Health Office could also assist
up to June 19, 2014
them in the program to take care
of the mentally ill. However, it has
been many years now that the
CHO could not help the patients
because of the lack of a psychiatrist and needed medicines.
It was further learned that
of the 43 mentally incapacitated
people, 13 are directly linked to
drug abuse and the youngest
victim is 15 years old.

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young
men and women on how best
to self destruct, while the
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June 9-15, 2014

Leyte SP to probe complaint vs. former PNB


manager for investment scam
TACLOBAN CITY (PNA)
- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte is looking into
complaints hurled against
the former manager of the
Philippine National Bank
(PNB)- Baybay City branch
for allegedly duping bank
clients to invest in the
bank but found out these
were bogus investments upon
maturity.
The former bank manager
is Gabriel Bobby B. Kirong
and the PNB has already issued
notices to the public informing
that he is not longer connected
with the bank and that information as to his whereabouts
shall be greatly appreciated.
The SP investigation stems
from a letter-complaint of Dr.
Lydia Palermo sent to them
alleging that she was one of
his victims.

She only found out she


was duped with PNB did not
act on her request to recoup
her investment when it already
reached maturity. PNB said
there was no record of her
so-called transaction with the
bank. Dr. Palermo said that
it was then manager Gabriel
Bobby Kirong of PNB Baybay who personally talked with
her to invest in the bank.
Vice Governor Carlo Loreto said that aside from Dr.
Palermo, there were also other
victims of the alleged scam
from nearby towns like Bato
and Inopacan, Leyte, mostly
government employees.
Board member Atty. Florante Cayunda Jr. , chair of
the committee on banks and
financial institution that will
handle the investigation, said
he has already invited officials

of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas in Tacloban to shed light


on how to go about the matter,
and for the complainant to appear before the SP in session
on Tuesday.
It was also learned that
PNB officials are already
conducting an investigation
about the matter and has even
freezed the manager of another PNB branch whom they
found out knew about Kirongs
alleged anomalies.
Meanwhile, the SP on
Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing Governor
Leopoldo Dominico Petilla to
transfer all bank accounts of
the province deposited in PNB
to other banking institutions.
Petilla admitted they were
alarmed of the report and that
they have the right to protect
the provincial governments

Gabriel D. Kirong
money deposited with PNB,
which is why they want to
transfer it to another bank.
As for Kirongs actions,
the governor said PNB must
assure its depositors such will
not happen again. They need
to make an assurance to the
public that this will not happen
again, said Petilla.

US renews commitment to help Leyte


TACLOBAN CITY - United
States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Acting Assistant Administrator (AA) for Asia, Denise
Rollins, led the launch of
US-funded reconstruction
and recovery activities in
Typhoon Yolanda-affected
areas.
Accompanied by USAID/
Philippines Mission Director
Gloria D. Steele, Rollins visited program sites and engaged
with local leaders and victims
of Yolanda, to personally lend
her assurance that USAID will
continue to help.
Rollins said The U.S.
Government is committed to
help restore normalcy in the
lives of the affected families.
We will continue our work
with our GPH partners to help
the province build back better,
to be more resilient to future
disasters, and ultimately work
towards a more stable, prosperous nation that can achieve
broad-based and inclusive
growth.
Leyte government officials
attended the launch ceremonies led by Governor Dominic
L. Petilla, Congressman Martin Romualdez and rehabilitation Czar Sec. Panfilo Lacson.
An event was held at the
San Fernando Central School,
where the U.S. Government
will construct a Php21 million
(US$480,000) school building with eight classrooms. As
part of USAIDs Rebuilds
education component, the US
Government will build and
furnish up to 165 classrooms
and provide teaching kits. This
will be implemented in close
coordination with the Department of Education to address
the need for permanent school
buildings in Yolanda-affected
areas.
We will also work with
the Department of Health to
construct and rehabilitate up
to 10 health facilities. This will
include the provision of vital
equipment and supplies to ad-

The dignitaries during the USAID Rebuild launching. From left, Leyte governor Dominic Petilla,
USAID mission director Dr. Gloria Steele, PARR Secretary Panfilo Lacson, USAID Acting Asst.
Administrator Denise Rollins and Leyte 1st Rep. FM Romualdez. Photo by Mel Caspe
dress the most critical medical
needs of the affected population. These new infrastructure
facilities are designed to be
more resilient to the impacts
of earthquakes and extreme
weather events, added Director Steele.
It was also learned that
USAID is also introducing
climate-adaptive technologies
to farmers and fisher folks,
which will enable them to pursue more lucrative and sustainable livelihood opportunities.
This will be complemented by
production support, farming
and post-harvest equipment,
and support facilities such as
trading centers, boat landings,
market buildings, warehouses
and solar dryers.
The USAID will also be
working with the chambers
of commerce and industry of
Leyte and Eastern Visayas,
it was further announced. A
component was the re-establishment of common service
facilities and equipment, provide training on alternative
livelihood and entrepreneurship, and improve product development and market linkage
to support small and medium
enterprises and industry associations.

During her visit, Rollins


inaugurated the first two of the
approximately 1,000 sari-sari
stores that will be constructed
and rehabilitated by the U.S.
Government and American
firms, Coca-Cola and Procter
& Gamble.
Rollins also witnessed the
signing of a USAID-supported
twinning agreement on disaster risk reduction and management between the Albay Public
Safety and Management Office, led by Albay Governor
Joey Salceda, and the provincial government of Leyte, led
by Governor Petilla.
In the Memorandum of Understanding, the two provinces
agreed to share knowledge
and expertise, and implement
activities such as technical
trainings and sharing of innovative technologies and
approaches, scenario drills
and peer reviews of existing
plans and activities. USAIDs
Water Security for Resilient
Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project is
facilitating the twinning. In
addition, Be Secure is working
to repair and rehabilitate damaged water systems in Leyte.
I am glad and thankful for
this partnership with USAID.

In this changing climate, an


improved disaster risk response capacity will help us
bounce back immediately
from the impact of any disaster
and increase our capability to
become more resilient Gov.
Petilla said.
Rolllins also visited the
Department of Health Regional Health Office VIII, where
she commended the dedication
of the health service providers during and after Typhoon
Yolanda. The U.S. Government provided solar refrigerators to the Tacloban City Main
Health Center immediately
after Yolanda to ensure that
the potency of vaccines for
children is maintained despite
the absence of a reliable source
of electricity. Six (6) solar refrigerators were distributed to
selected public health facilities
in Tacloban City and the similarly affected municipalities
of Palo and Tanauan, Leyte,
including the Tacloban City
Main Health Center.
Overall, U.S. Government
support is estimated at approximately $142.5 million to
help the people of the Philippines respond to, and recover
from, the devastating effects of
Typhoon Yolanda.

NEWS

June 9-15, 2014

NGCP gives Javier town 2 classrooms


TACLOBAN CITY (PNA)
- The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines
(NGCP) on Tuesday (June
10) turned over to the
Department of Education
(DepEd) a two-classroom
building in Caranhug Primary School at the municipality of Javier, Leyte.
Ryan Aasco, principal
specialist, Corporate Affairs Department of the
NGCP, said that the newly
constructed school building
will allow the young ones
of the town to finish their
studies and uplift their lives.
The school building,
costing P1.3-million, can

accommodate 120 students.


The building, he said, was
constructed to be able to accommodate the increasing
number of enrollees for this
school year.
The students also received
school supplies from the
NGCP following the projects
blessing and formal turnover.
We are very thankful for
the opportunity given to us in
helping the Caranhug Primary
School, especially the students, Aasco added.
The Don Orestes Romualdez Electric Cooperative, Inc.
also donated blackboards to
each classroom that the NGCP
constructed.

Through its Corporate Social Responsibility Program,


Aasco said that the NGCP
has been providing development assistance to its host
communities.
In fulfilling our commitment to the Filipino people
and as part of their corporate
social responsibility program,
education is one of NGCPs
advocacy, Aasco said.
Among the VIPs who attended
were DORELCO manager Atty.
Emmanuel Sao; NGCPs Ryan
Anasco, Corporate Principal
Specialist; and Maria Edna
Pajaron-Legaspina, Division
Head, Visayas Corporate Affairs.

Lacson sends technical people DARs farm-to-market road reduces fare in


to help LGUs on rehab plans
transporting goods from P 60 to P 20

TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) - The Office of the Presidential


Assistant on Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR) has already sent technical people to assist local government units
(LGUs) that are yet to submit their Yolanda rehabilitation
plan.
While four local government units (LGUs) are done with
their master rehabilitation plan, Secretary Panfilo Lacson said
that other affected LGUs are yet to submit their rehab plan and
program of works.
He said that they utilized portion of a grant from the United
States Agency for International Development (USAID), upon
clearance from the latter, to capacitate local chief executives
(LCEs) that dont have much expertise in coming up with the
above-mentioned documents.
On Monday, he disclosed that Eastern Samar has already
submitted while they await the documents from Biliran, Antique
and Aklan, among others.
Meanwhile, a pre-cabinet meeting is slated in Manila this
Friday to look into the rehabilitation plans of Tacloban City,
Cebu, Leyte and Western Samar prior to the approval of President
Benigno S. Aquino.
He emphasized that funds are available at the Department
of Budget and Management (DBM) that will be downloaded
right away once rehab plans are approved by President Aquino.
Lacson added they are very cautious with their figures because the President is very strict when it comes to disbursement
of funds.
The secretary estimated that the delivery will be one week
after the June 15 target but they are still on track citing that it is
always better to be at the side of caution.

KANANGA, LEYTE The Department of


Agrarian Reform (DAR) turned over to the local government unit (LGU) the concreted 3.8
kilometer farm-to-market road in Barangay
Masarayao here.
Residents of the farming community are
elated because the road has effectively reduced
the transport cost of their goods from P 60.00 to
only P 20.00.
DAR Regional Director Sheila Enciso said
that the road concreting project, which connects
the national highway to Sitio Toril where the
plantations of the renowned Queen Pineapple
are located, is the second project implemented
under the Agrarian Reform Community Project
(ARCP-2). The first one was the farm-to-market
road in Javier town which was turned over last
year.
Enciso added that 30 percent of the total DAR-8 Regional Director Sheila Enciso (6th from right) and Kananga Mayor
project cost of P21.2-million was loaned from Elmer Codilla (4th from left) cut the ceremonial ribbon during the turnover of
the Asian Development Bank (ADB), while 45 the concreted 3.8-kilometer farm-to-market road. Also in photo are Provincial
percent or P9.5-million came from the LGU as Agrarian Reform Program Officer Melecia Ong (5th from left), Municipal
the latters equity. The 25 percent or P5.3-million Agrarian Reform Program Officer Mae Barbara Almeria (extreme left) and
was shouldered by the office of President thru Barangay Chair Clarita Cuizon (4th from right). Photo by JASoria
the National Government Assistance to LGUs
(NGALGU).
Barangay Chairwoman Clarita Cuizon, on the other hand,
Mayor Elmer Codilla, in his acceptance speech, reminisced said the concrete road has made the transport of their produce
how their municipality nearly missed out getting project because easy and less expensive. She said fare from their barangay to
of the high equity asked from them. Originally, he said, the LGU Ormoc City which is just 19 kilometers away, where they sell
was supposed to shoulder 70 percent of the project cost. But
see DAR FMR p. 9
thanks to NGALGU, our share was reduced, Codilla narrated

Third warmest May on record might portend record-setting El Nio


MAY 2014 was the third warmest May in the 35-year satellitemeasured global temperature record, and the warmest May
that wasnt during an El Nio Pacific Ocean warming event,
according to Dr. John Christy, a professor of atmospheric
science and director of the Earth System Science Center at
The University of Alabama in Huntsville.
The global average temperature for May was 0.33 C (about
0.59 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than seasonal norms for the
month. The warmest May was in 1998, during the El Nio of
the century. Temperatures in May 1998 were 0.56 C (about 1.0
degrees F) warmer than normal. May 2010 -- also an El Nio
month -- was second warmest at 0.45 C (0.81 degrees F).
While May 2014 was not officially an El Nio month, indications are that an El Nio is forming in the eastern central
Pacific off the equatorial coast of South America. Even if that
El Nio is nothing spectacular, it might become a record setter
simply because it is getting a warmer start, Christy said. The
long-term baseline temperature is about three tens of a degree (C)
warmer than it was when the big El Nio of 1997-1998 began,
and that event set the one-month record with an average global
temperature that was 0.66 C (almost 1.2 degrees F) warmer than
normal in April 1998.
January through August of 1998 are all in the 14 warmest
months in the satellite record, and that El Nio started when
global temperatures were somewhat chilled; the global average
temperature in May 1997 was 0.14 C (about 0.25 degrees F)

cooler than the long-term seasonal norm for May.


With the baseline so much warmer, this upcoming El Nio
wont have very far to go to break that 0.66 C record, Christy
said. That isnt to say it will, but even an average-sized warming
event will have a chance to get close to that level.
Compared to seasonal norms, the coldest place in Earths
atmosphere in May was over the northern Pacific Ocean, where
temperatures were as much as 2.08 C (about 3.74 degrees
Fahrenheit) cooler than seasonal norms. Compared to seasonal
norms, the warmest departure from average in May was along
the western border of Kazakhstan. Temperatures there were as
much as 4.18 C (about 7.52 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than
seasonal norms.
As part of an ongoing joint project between UAH, NOAA
and NASA, Christy and Dr. Roy Spencer, an ESSC principal
scientist, use data gathered by advanced microwave sounding
units on NOAA and NASA satellites to get accurate temperature
readings for almost all regions of the Earth. This includes remote
desert, ocean and rain forest areas where reliable climate data
are not otherwise available.
The satellite-based instruments measure the temperature of
the atmosphere from the surface up to an altitude of about eight
kilometers above sea level. Once the monthly temperature data
is collected and processed, it is placed in a public computer
file for immediate access by atmospheric scientists in the U.S.
and abroad.

Neither Christy nor Spencer receives any research support or


funding from oil, coal or industrial companies or organizations,
or from any private or special interest groups. All of their climate
research funding comes from federal and state grants or contracts.
Global Temperature Report: May 2014
Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C per
decade
May temperatures (preliminary)
Global composite temp.: +0.33 C (about 0.59 degrees
Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for May.
Northern Hemisphere: +0.33 C (about 0.59 degrees
Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for May.
Southern Hemisphere: +0.33 C (about 0.59 degrees
Fahrenheit) above 30-year average for May.
Tropics: +0.17 C (about 0.31 degrees Fahrenheit) above
30-year average for May.
April temperatures (revised):
Global Composite: +0.19 C above 30-year average
Northern Hemisphere: +0.36 C above 30-year average
Southern Hemisphere: +0.02 C at 30-year average
Tropics: +0.09 C at 30-year average
(All temperature anomalies are based on a 30-year average
(1981-2010) for the month reported.). Story Source: The above
story is based on materials provided by University of Alabama
Huntsville.(ScienceNews)

June 9-15, 2014

The backlash of
patronage politics

Wedding
anniversaries

BEFORE ANYTHING else, I would like to


extend my condolences to Irma SumaljagTagabucba of the City Court for the death
of her husband, Jongjong. Jongjong used
to write for the EV Mail before he joined
Ormoc Cable. He was bedridden for quite a
time and I read on a Facebook post by media
colleague Kimberly Urboda about his passing
away. May Jongjong find rest and peace in
the bosom of God.

ITS always a cause for joy when a couple


decides to celebrate their wedding anniversary and asks for a renewal of their
marriage vows in the Holy Mass. I find that
gesture very meaningful. Definitely it goes
beyond mere social expectations, since there
is actually no obligation for them to do that.
Besides, the whole affair usually entails a lot
of inconveniences.
It must be more because they know they
have lived their marriage as best as they could.
And even if there had been many trials and difficulties, and even mistakes and failures, they
managed to go through it all in a way that is
not just a matter of luck but more a matter of
reliance on Gods grace and many blessings, as
well as faith in their own powers.
Every time I have the chance to take part
in these celebrations, I always see the couples
very thankful to God and to many others who
may have helped them in some way. I dont
think they do it to show off. When they again
say their I dos, I cant help but notice the
tone of greater sincerity, meaningfulness and
fulfillment.
I dont think they feel like they are mere
survivors of a long plight of suffering, though
suffering they must have experienced quite a
lot. They look more like beaming victors who
feel blessed and privileged to have gone through
the drama of married and family life with their
love not only intact, but rather growing and
prospering.
As they look back on their years of marriage,
they must feel how they have proven the veracity of their commitment to have and to hold,
from this day forward, for better, for worse, for
richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until
death do us part.
Through those years, they must have raised
children and faced the complex and complicated
responsibility of bringing them up, educating
and forming them into mature persons and
Christians. They must have faced all kinds of
tests ranging from the physical to the spiritual
and moral, from the financial to the emotional.
Through it all, they have managed to remain
firm to their commitment and must have experienced first-hand the wonders of Gods grace
working in them, to which they also much have
tried to correspond as faithfully as possible.
They must have been convinced that the whole
thing is more the making of God than theirs.
All they did was simply to remain faithful in
spite of whatever.
Yes, there could have been mistakes, failures
and lack of correspondence, but in the end, they
managed to go past them, even making them the
concrete occasions to develop virtues and other
qualities that have been missing in the beginning
of their married life.
I usually ask the couples why they decided
to celebrate their anniversary with a renewal
of their marriage vows in the Holy Mass, and I
also usually get a good, earnest and spontaneous answer. All this comes from God, is their
more or less standard reply.
This is true, and is worth spreading around.
Its the good news that should warm the hearts

rrr

Here is also something heartwarming from


the Jimmy Elorde who contributed last weeks
article on Butnga Falls at Villaba, who admitted
to having nose bleed writing about it.
Good day Miss Lalaine! Salamat kaayo
sa imo article about Butnga Falls sa Villaba.
Nasurprise ko gahapon kay samtang nag-parade
mi, a certain Joy & Honey of Insular Life- Ormoc txt me yesterday morning asking for tour
guides to Butnga Falls once they arrive. Luckily for them, they were accompanied by Noy
Eting, our barangay tanod. While me and my
officemates, nagsabot nga muapas nila after
our Independence Day parade in Villaba town.
Mao to nagkita mi nila didto na sa Busay Tres.
I am happy meeting new friends like them. Gani
gihatag nila sa akua ang EV Mail newspaper nga
ila gida. Thank you so much Miss Lalaine and
to all EVmail staff. More power!
To Jimmy, I should thank you more. Your
guts in writing the details of your beautiful waterfalls was admirable. Others fear that if they
think they cannot write well, it would not see
print. The EV Mail puts a premium on tourism
and human-interest stories. I hope your experience would encourage others to also try contributing stories that they think should see print.
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I was in Calbayog City Friday and Saturday


to attend the 4th Eastern Visayas Chamber of
Commerce and Industry Business Conference.
We just returned this morning, arriving in Ormoc at around 11:00 AM. The trip was six hours
long, including a breakfast stop at Jollibee in
Tacloban. I am exhausted.
So that instead of writing tons of stories
about the conference, I would like to write about
former Calbayog Mayor and now congressman
Mel Senen Sarmiento, who was hailed during
our conference as Eastern Visayas champion.
He was not only a good speaker but the
congressman made sense.
This years conference theme was Rebuilding Eastern Visayas and his talked revolved
around it. He spoke a breadth of issues affecting the country and how rebuilding in Eastern
Visayas is going on, from their vantage point
in Congress.
But one thing that struck me was his candid
statement that rebuilding efforts in EV and other
Yolanda-affected areas was being slowed down,
not because of the lack of interest from the national government, but because of the lack of
competence of the people on the ground.
He said this was the backlash of patronage
politics, of political leaders like mayors hiring
inept people who do not even know how to
prepare program of works.
see

VIEW FROM ORMOC


p. 5

The tougher sex


WOMEN DOMINATED the headlines this
week. Two women members of President Benigno Aquinos cabinet, plus a Commission
on Audit officer, whod been repeatedly bypassed, were confirmed by the Commission
on Appointments (CA). But not before the
CA itself was severely trounced for political
partiality.
The three were Justice Secretary Leila
De Lima, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon
Soliman and Commission on Audits Heidi
Mendoza. Environment Secretary Ramon Paje
also got the CAs nod, despite Senator Sergio
Osmenas no vote.
No member of the CA objected when separate motions were made to endorse the confirmation of COA commissioners Heidi Mendoza
and Jose Fabia. Mendozas term will expire on
February 2, 2018
That vote reflect reactions from readers of
my column Wishbone or Backbone. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales didnt dally
for the standing ovation that erupted after she
hauled, into the anti-graft court, Senators Juan
Ponce Enrile, Bong R and Jinggoy Estrada.
She lodged an urgent petition with the Supreme
Court: Please create two special divisions, in the
antigraft court, to conduct, without break, trial
of the pork barrel scam.
Other women who towered include
housewife Corazon Aquino who sent a dictator packing.
People Power 1 installed Cory as the
11th - and first woman - president. She reestablished constitutional government, served with
integrity, oversaw peaceful transition of power
and returned to her modest Times Street home.
Cecilia Muoz Palma (1913-2006) was the
first woman Supreme Court justice. She didnt
buckle when male colleagues surrendered to
Marcos the 12th-century prerogative of courts
to rule on habeas corpus pleas. She flayed the
farcical Citizens Assemblies.
Presidential Commission on Good Government Haydee Yorac recovered $683-million
from Marcos Swiss bank accounts. Senior
vice president of Equitable-PCI Bank Clarissa
Ocampo refused to certify a P500-million loan
when President Joseph Estrada signed as Jose
Velarde.
Women who hew to principles and refuse
to be cowed includes todays Justice Secretary
Leila de Lima, Commission on Audits Grace

Pulido Tan and Heidi Mendoza, Social Welfare


Secretary Dinky Soliman and Internal Revenue
Commissioner Kim Henares, we wrote before
the CA vote... Here are some reader reactions:
We need more women with integrity and
fortitude to balance out the likes of Imelda
Marcos and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, emailed
jgj1019. Women of this kind. Priceless really, said Rational and Objective. Most of
these Commission on Appointment members
weigh in with their personal grudges rather than
looking into the competency of the candidates,
commented Ganymede.
Who in the CA blocked the appointment
of Heidi Mendonza, De Lima and Soliman?,
asked Phil Cruz. Publish the names of objecting senators and Congressmen and how they
vote each time. This is getting to be a big joke.
These politicians reasons and logic must be
exposed to public scrutiny. Jinggoy Estrada,
who else?, replied Engineer Leonor Lagsca
from Iloilo.
Thanks to these bright, courageous and
principled women, wrote Virgo Yap. They are
not only women with the golden hearts but they
are women who will surely bring our country
to a very promising future. Domingo Reyes Jr
chimed in: I salute these women of principles,
courage and substance. May their (tribe) grow
in the government service.
You are right, Eirons 1043 commented
- Conchita Carpio Morales, Leila de Lima,
Kim Henares, Heidi Mendoza, Grace Padaca
of Comelec and Grace Pulido-Tan are excellent female appointees of P-Noy. I hope these
women win Senate seats to bring back honor
in the Senate. I hope Pnoy appoints also Rep.
Leni Robredo of Bicol to complete the cast.
And for every noble Filipina, you have
Gloria, Spidekick commented. I just hope
there will never be a G L O R I A, added Eelap
I think the reason why our public servants
have turned to shenanigans is because they have
abandoned poetry and music, claims Cogito728sum. All they can think about is pick up
the phone and say Hello Garci! By how many
millions would I win? Or perhaps, Hello Janet,
how many millions did you transfer to my bank
account today?

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June 9-15, 2014

Open Letter to
Sec. Herminio
Coloma

PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS
Operations Officer Herminio Coloma Jr.
came out with what turned out to appear in
the headline news of Philstar issue of Sunday,
1 Jun 2014. He lamented over public outrage
directed to Malacanang on the pork barrel
scam which has been hugging the news for
quite a long time now. He wanted it known
that the President has nothing to do with
the scam and that the Palace is one with
the people in efforts to ferret out the truth
about allegations of fund misuse by government officials in line with its daang matuwid
(straight path) or good gover-nance policy.
He said they could not join calls for the resignation of all those implicated in the pork barrel
scam with no evidence to prove the alle-gations
against them. All quoted items were what appeared in the newspaper mentioned above.
How come that the papers keep repea-ting
only three Senators as the culprits when it is
a known fact that there are 20 Senators, three
Cabinet men plus their staff and 123 Congressmen involved in the scam. The government is
even preparing a jail to house the three known
Senators: Enrile, Jinggoy and Revilla.
Before we go any further, please allow this
corner to lay beforehand its stand on the said 3
Senators. Enrile is a carry over of martial law
which committed a lot of human rights violations. This was the period that can be considered as a black period for the nation. Estrada
reminds this corner of the disgraceful way his
fallen father, Erap, was dislodged as President
and Revilla came into the limelight on the
strength of his popular rating in the movies. It
can even be said that he won on the strengthof
his populairy with his numerous fans. They
also happen to be in the Opposition party and
eliminating them will make it much easier for
the LP to push for their candidate next election.
By eliminating possible friction for their annointed candidate, the road to success is not
far behind.
Let us be impartial in approaching this
explosive issue. Why is it when it involves the
opposition, the government is very quick is
passing judgment? Even up to this writing, no
solid charge has been found. If the administration people in the list are free to roam around,
the same should have been applied to those of
the opposition. To quote the Constitution, all
should be considered innocent until proven

Saving the bees

otherwise.

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The matter of so much of the Abad family


to be in Pres. P-noys government cannot be
taken lightly anymore. This corner does not
agree that the boat will sink without Abad or
kin in it. How come there was the same Abad in
the previous administration but did we sink? If
so, we are doomed to sink just like what is now
happening with PGMA.
By latest count, how many are they now in
the administration? According to the listing in
the Philstar issue of 3 Jun 2014, the following
are inside the government:
01) Florencio Abad is the current Budget
Secretary;
02) Julia Abad, his daughter, is head of the
Presidential Management Stsff (PMS);
03) Henedina Abad, his wife, took over his
previous position as Representative of the lone
district of Batanes;
04) Luis Abad, chief of staff of Finance
Secretary Cesar Purisima but now studying in
the U. S.;
05) Anastacio Barsana now Mayor of Ivana.
Batanes;
06) Judge Ramon Barona, RTC, Basco,
Batanes;
07) Fernando Barona, bailiff in Ivana
Metropo-litan Trial Court;
08) Myla Pisig, niece, at the House of
Represen-tatives;
09) Marco Abad, nephew, who works at the
office of Auntie, Rep. Henedina;
10) Parish Pisig, nephew, who works at the
Philippine National Oil Co.;
11) John Abad, nephew, wo works at the
Veterans Memorial Medical Center.
True; it is not fair according to Spokes-man
Lacierda that just because they are all of the
Abad family,they have been accommo-dated in
the government. For one thing, Florencio used
to be Education and Agrarian Reforms Secretary
under the PGMA adminis-tration. But a lot of
people are now jobless, this is stretching it too
far. If even a Brgy. Chair cannot appoint his
daughter as Secretary on the issue of nepotism,
Pres. P-noy should have used delicadeza or
restraint in using his appointive powers. The
smell stinks a lot!

The Gospel on Sunday


JUNE 15, 2014
The Solemnity of the Most Holy
Body and Blood of Christ
John 6: 51 - 58
I am the living bread which came down
from heaven; if any one eats of this bread,
he will live for ever; and the bread which
I shall give for the life of the world is my
flesh.
The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, How can this man give us
his flesh to eat?
So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I
say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the

Son of man and drink his blood, you have


no life in you; he who eats my flesh and
drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will
raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is
food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood
abides in me, and I in him. As the living
Father sent me, and I live because of the
Father, so he who eats me will live because
of me. This is the bread which came down
from heaven, not such as the fathers ate
and died; he who eats this bread will live
for ever.

MERCADO ... from P. 4


So the question is not just to be or not to
be but which would you rather be, the one with
millions and millions of dough and headaches
or one with just enough to live comfortably
by but can sing, recite poetry, and above all at
peace with himself?
If only our lawmakers have an iota of the
character and moral courage of the women
mentioned above, things could not have gone
that worse in our country today, said Tunay Ba.
On the contrary, mostly of our men in Congress
are the exact opposite. What a shame!
Women of this country in contrast to its
men have balls, Buninay1 wrote. They have
huge cojones...This fact should panic the male
leaders into shoring up their ranks and into re-

covering what is left of their share in the hearts


and minds of the public.
Even now, we continue to be bombarded
with negative news about male public officials
getting involved in misuse of public fund.
Perhaps the exclusive boys club of yore got
cemented, over the years through god-parenting,
blatant cronyism and simple patronage politics.
This breed of a tangled network of dependency has reduced male leadership into a eunuch pretty much deserving only of a slot in an
all-boys Venetian choir. Ours is a country bereft
of real gentlemen prepared to run and rule it but
saved in time no less by blue-blooded amazons
who are out to make a difference.

EVERYONE HAS NOW something to


say about our environment from climate
change to plastic garbage and even including the effect on insects like the migrating
monarch butterflies and honeybees.
Monsanto Co, the worlds largest seed
company and a biotech seed producer, is one
of the most maligned companies in the world.
It is highly criticized and blamed for alleged
offenses against the environment, especially regarding the declining population of honeybees.
A class of pesticides called neonicotinoids
-- along with several genetically modified
plant varieties engineered to produce such
compounds - have been viewed as the biggest
culprit. The chemicals are produced by Syngenta and the agricultural subsidiary of The
Dow Chemical Group.
There was also a lot of furor when Monsanto acquired Beeologics, a start-up company
dedicated to restoring bee health and protecting the future of honeybee pollination. Many
suspected that Monsanto was just trying to stifle
a company that was about to prove how destructive its biotech seeds and pesticides really were
to honeybee populations.
Beeologics is a biotech company that is
creating next-generation gene editing products
utilizing RNA interference (RNAi). The process
occurs naturally within cells to defend against
viruses (and other parasitic genetic material)
and works by keeping genes from being expressed.
So how can RNAi save the honeybees?
Beeologics and Monsanto are developing the
technology to silence two parasites that commonly affect agricultural pollinators: Israeli

acute paralysis virus and parasitic mites belonging to the Varroa genus.
Both can be targeted at the same time with
the same product. Better yet, the first product
created by Beeologics is delivered in feed, wont
result in viral resistance, is extremely specific,
is non-toxic, and does not leave residues on
honeybees or honey.
It is important to keep a healthy population
of honeybees. Scientists estimate that they pollinate nearly one-third of all the food we eat and
contribute $20 billion in economic value each
year. To keep bees healthy, however, researchers need to know what is causing their decline.
While neonicotinoids have been long
thought to be responsible for the declining
bee populations, new studies suggest it is a
combination of factors that include pesticide
use, parasitic viruses and mites, and natural
environmental toxins.
Research also shows that honeybee populations are relatively healthy. Thats good news
for everyone and future biologic products utilizing highly specific RNAi technology from
Beeologics. The BioDirect portfolio could target
resistant weeds, a single species of beetle, or
various viral parasites without damaging the
surrounding environment.
It will be difficult for some people to believe that Monsanto has been instrumental in
bringing agriculture into the future. Some will
never listen to the argument for supporting the
company but I think there are many reasons to
be optimistic about what the potential biotechnology holds for our decreasing food supply.

Thinking W.I.L.D.
NOW THAT the rainy season has started,
the Department of Health reminds everyone to avoid the WILD.
W-water and food-borne diseases. Salmonella and amoeba infections cause food
poisoning and diarrhea. Good hygiene and
sanitation must be observed in preparing food
at all times. We must keep the kitchen clean
and wash hands properly before handling
food. How long? Try singing silently the nursery rhyme I have two hands twice, before
rinsing. One should be careful in consuming
leftover food because it may be contaminated
with bacteria, fungus or parasite. Our tap water is chlorinated to make it potable. Eight to
ten minutes of boiling the water is advised if
the water source is untreated; yet, it may contain spores which cannot be killed by boiling.
I - Influenza manifested by colds, nonproductive cough, fever and generalized
body weakness is also common during the
cold rainy days. Flu is a viral illness which
is treated by hydration. To avoid it, water
intake must be more than 8 glasses a day to
keep our bodies properly hydrated. For the
elderly, annual Flu vaccination is advocated
if not to prevent Flu infection, it can reduce
disease severity.
L - Leptospirosis - a disease caused by
a bacteria - Leptospira. Rats are the main
hosts. Transmission happens when one is

exposed to the urine of rats contaminated


with Leptospira. During rains, rat colonies
may be flooded and rat urine may be washed
by water. Those who wade in flooded waters
are at high risk of acquiring this infection.
It is manifested by flu-like symptoms with
severe muscle pains; and possible yellowing
of the eyes, liver and kidney problems and
even seizures. It may occur 2-20 days after
exposure to flooded waters. Wearing boots
when wading in flood is protective and it is as
important as maintaining a clean environment
to avoid rat colonies to arise.
D - Dengue. Sudden onset of fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and rashes with
history of mosquito bites are highly suggestive
of Dengue. Bleeding is the most feared complication. It can cause shock and even death.
Detection of Dengue infection is now easy
as antigen detection test for Dengue is now
readily available in hospitals. The 4 oclock
habit of cleaning the surroundings everyday 4
pm has been promoted by DOH to get rid of
probable colonies of the dengue vector - the
(Aedes aegypti) mosquito.
Now that it begins to rain, lets think
WILD.

VIEW FROM ORMOC ... from P. 4


In fact, on page 3 of this issue, the Philippine
News Agency reports about Lacson saying they
had to send technical people from Manila to assist LGUs in preparing their rehab plans because
they lack the knowledge on how to do it.
He said this is one of the lessons of Yolanda,
for mayors to hire the right people to occupy
positions in government. Mga BS yon, ha,
but they dont know what to do, he said, in
obvious double entendre on the BS.
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I was also touched by the warmth of our


Calbayog hosts, especially Greater Calbayog
CCI president Nick Chan. Of pure Chinese
blood but with a very Filipino heart, we have
had the chance to talk on a wide array of topics
and I was impressed with his intelligence. Their
chamber, barely 3 years old, is going strong and
they even have a lot of social responsibility
programs already.
Anyway, I will have more time and space to
share about our Calbayog experience next week.

PEOPLE, PLACES

WAND Foundation trains bunkhouse residents


a few tricks in veggie, swine growing
ORMOC CITY 30 residents of the temporary bunkhouses
at Brgy. Concepcion, this city, were given training over the
weekend on how to grow crops and tend to livestock despite
limited space by the WAND Foundation or the Water, AgroForestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation.
Dr. Elmer Sayre, a professor of the Xavier University and the
head of WAND, personally led the training which he said was
the first batch of residents in the said bunkhouses.
During the training, Dr. Sayre showed the bunkhouse
residents how they can do container gardening and even on
bamboos, whether vertically or horizontally. He also showed
them how they can raise hogs in a small space, without the smell
bothering their neighbors.
The hogs are raised on small pens where the flooring is made
of one-meter deep rice hull or ipa. He said the rice husks
neutralizes the odor of the hogs refuse and will not bother the
neighbors.
WAND has been operating in various areas of Albuera town,
even in Tacloban City. Now, Dr. Zayre said, they are doing a skills
transfer to residents in the bunkhouses who might be staying
there for a longish time yet, because their permanent relocation
sites have yet to be built.
The small vegetable gardens and swine projects, he said,
will not only feed the beneficiaries but also give them income.
By Paul Libres
Photos on top show Dr. Elmer Sayre as he teaches the
beneficiaries how to grow vegetable on bamboos split in half.
Below, a kamote patch using a used container and right, a
sample of a pig pen lined with rice hull.

Gov. Petilla says this years Independence


Day a bitter but sweet event
TACLOBAN CITY (PNA) This years celebration of the
116th Independence Day of
the country was a bitter but
sweet event for Leyteos,
according to Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominic Petilla.
It was bitter because many
lives and properties had been
lost during the devastation of
typhoon Yolanda and yet
it was also sweet as people
become united to stand again
after falling and continue rebuilding their lives, Petilla said
in his message during a simple
Freedom Day celebration held
at the provincial capitol ground
on Thursday morning.
More than seven months
since the province was devastated by Yolanda last November, Petilla said that people
have slowly battled odds with
help from the international
community whose presence
is still felt in Yolanda-affected
areas and from the national
government.
Independence is tough
war to fight, like what had
happened during World War
II where we fought for our
freedom. What happened during typhoon Yolanda was we
became prisoners of trauma
that made us incapable to do
things that we used to do,
said Petilla.
But with the help of international communities and
other individuals, recovery
of typhoon survivors in the
province is comparatively fast
if compared to other countries
that were affected by disasters
and calamities, he added.
In his message, he expressed his thanks and grati-

tude to all organizations that


helped in the rebuilding, rehabilitation and recovery effort
for Yolanda victims in the
province.
Petilla noted the observations of United Nations officials who lauded the resiliency
of Filipinos after each and
every disaster and calamity,
saying a few weeks after the
typhoon, people had started
to rebuild their houses, went
back to work and looked for
livelihood, unlike in other
countries that some eight years
had already passed but their
people were still in the transition phase.
The resiliency of Leyteos

play an important role in the


fast recovery of the people
even though there are still presences of typhoon Yolandas
devastation in some parts of
the province, Petilla said.
My thought is of hope that
we can make our lives even
better before the typhoon and
this celebration gives us courage to go on for an extra mile
in these unusual circumstances
and make things better for us
again, he added.
He also called on Leyteos
to work together toward attaining freedom against hunger,
poverty and threats in their
respective community.

Leyte governor Dominic Petilla is flanked on the left by Nonie Balintong, President of the Provincial Associ
Government Employess (PAGE) and on the left by Sr. Supt. Bregido Unay, Leyte PNP Provincial Director.
the wreathlaying and flag-raising ceremony on Thursdays Independence Day rites.

Shaina, SMILE group brings laughter to Ipil kids


ACTRESS SHAINA Magdayao and friends who co-own
SMILE, an events company,
were in Ormoc City recently
to bring cheers to some 250
pupils of the Ipil Elementary
School.
The group worked through
the office of Rep. Lucy TorresGomez and Vice-Mayor Leo
Carmelo Locsin Jr. and gave
away school bags and supplies,
aside from treating the kids to a
Jollibee lunch and a fun morning with a Challenge Island
Outplay. Also present was
city councilor Vince Rama.
In an interview with Chesca Tenerio, one of SMILEs
incorporators, it was learned
that the group had recently
franchised Challenge Island
and the visit to Ormoc was an
outreach project.

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S & Happenings

Republic of the Philippines


Province of Leyte
Sangguniang Panlalawigan

Greetings of Peace and Love!


The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte extends its felicitations to the Great People of Baybay on the occasion of its 7th Charter Day
Anniversary.
We stand by the LGU officials and the good people of Baybay whom they work for and represent.
This 7th year of Baybay as a city is a fitting tribute to the sacrifices and hard work of those who built the Baybay we now cherish and
live in and to the many men and women who continue to join us in our journey towards a more prosperous, vibrant and just
community of visionaries.
God bless Baybay, the Baybayanons and the many good things it has come to mean for
us all. Mabuhay!

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proceeded to Lake Dalunch, where VM Toto
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ATTY. CARLO P. LORETO


Vice Governor
The Honorable Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte
Hon. Ranulfo S. Abellanosa
Hon. Gina E. Merilo
1st District

Hon. Florante Cayunda


Hon. Emmanuel L. Gacis
5th District

Hon. Anlie G. Apostol


Hon. Niccolo J. Villasin
2nd District

Hon. Margarita C. Cari


Liga ng mga Barangay President

Hon. Alan P. Ang


Hon. Ma. Mimietta S. Bagulaya
3rd District
Hon. Deborah Bertulfo
Hon. Mesias P. Arevalo
4th District

Hon. Wilson S. Uy
Philippine Councilors League President
Atty. Manuel A. Cadano
Secretary to the Sanggunian

Mahayahay, Albuera ES chosen Best Brigada Implementor


ALBUERA, LEYTE A small school in the mountain
barangay of Mahayahay in Albuera, Leyte was chosen as Best Brigada Implementor (District Level)
during last months Brigada Eskwela 2014 that
kicked off May 19-24, 2014.
Teacher-in-charge Evelyn del Prado said she is
very happy with the citation, saying she cannot do it
without the help of the schools Parent-Teacher Community Association and the private groups that came
to help.
She said the private entities included the M. Lhuillier, OPEC Leyte Movers, the Alpha Sigma Epsilon
fraternity, the Foursquare Gospel Church. The Philippine Army also helped them a lot, she said.
The cooperation of the private and public groups
helped restore the school and made it ready for the
opening, she added. She is very thankful to them,
saying that all they can do to show their gratitude is to
assure them the teachers in the school will do their best
to impart knowledge and skills to their pupils.

Photos show the Brigada Eskwela at the


Mahayahay ES. Top photo left shows the
M.Lhullier group opening a can of paint.
Middle: A volunteer picks up a tool to start
working. Righmost, another volunteer
takes care of varnishing the armchairs
while bottom right, another one paints the
seats. Last photo shows teacher Evelyn
del Prado painting a bulletin board.

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REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS
SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD
LUNGSOD NG ORMOC
EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE
REGULAR SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD NG ORMOC HELD
SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL,
ORMOC CITY HALL BUILDING ON JUNE 03, 2014
IN LIEU OF JUNE 05, 2014
PRESENT:
Hon. Leo Carmelo L. Locsin, Jr.
Vice Mayor
& Presiding Officer
Hon. Rolando M. Villasencio, SP Member, Majority
Floor Leader
Hon. Tomas R. Serafica,
SP Member, Asst. Majority Floor Leader
Hon. Mario M. Rodriguez, SP Member, Presiding
Officer Pro-Tempore
Hon. Ruben R. Capahi,
SP Member, Asst. Minority Floor Leader
Hon. Benjamin S. Pongos, Jr., SP Member
Hon. Antonio M. Codilla,
SP Member
Hon. Vincent L. Rama,
SP Member
Hon. Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas,SP. Member
Hon. Mariano Y. Corro,
Ex-Officio SP Member
Chapter President, Liga ng mga Barangay ng Ormoc
ON LEAVE:
Hon. Eusebio Gerardo S. Penserga,
SP Member
ABSENT:
Hon. Nepomuceno P. Aparis I,
(Deceased),
SP Member
Minority Floor Leader
PREFATORY STATEMENT
THEREAS, Republic Act No. 10068 otherwise
known as Organic Agriculture Act of 2010 was
enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the Philippines for the purpose of promoting,
propagating and implementing the practice or Organic
Agriculture in the Philippines.
WHEREAS, there shall be a comprehensive program for promotion of a community based Organic
Agriculture systems in Ormoc City.
WHEREAS, promoting and supporting organic
products as a high value crop will redound to the
benefit of the farmers.
WHEREAS, the Organic Agriculture practice
minimizes the health risk to farmers by not being
exposed to toxic and hazardous chemicals used in
fertilizer and pesticides that are present in conventional farming;
WHEREAS, there is a need to promote overall
food and nutrition security in our city;
WHEREAS, there is a need to promote sustainable agriculture with the necessary package of public
investments made available;
WHEREAS, policy direction and incentives must
be provided to our small farmers engaging in Organic
Agriculture;
WHEREFORE, FOREGOING PREMISES CONSIDERED, on motion of Honorable SP Member Tomas
R. Serefica, Chairman, Commimttee on Agriculture &
Fisheries, severally sconded by Honorable SP Members Eusebio Gerardo S. Penserga, Mariano Y. Corro,
Antonio M. Codilla, Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas and
Vincent L. Rama; be it.
ORDINANCE NO. 007
AN ORDINANCE ENACTING THE ORMOC
CITY ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ORDINANCE
OF 2014.
BE IT ORDAINED by the Thirteenth Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc in Session assembled,
THAT:
SECTION 1. TITLE This ordinance shall be
known and cited as the Ormoc City Organic Agriculture Ordinance of 2014:
SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY. It is
hereby declared the policy of the City to promote,
propagate, develop further and implement the
practice of Organic Agriculture in the City that will
cumulatively condition and enrich the fertility of the
soil, increase farm productivity, reduce pollution and
destruction of the environment, prevent the depletion of natural resources, further protect the health
of farmers, consumers and the general public, and
have program for the promotion of community-based
Organic Agriculture systems which include, among
others, farmer produced purely organic fertilizers
such as compost, pesticides and other farm inputs,
together with a citywide educational and promotional
campaign for their use and processing, as well as the
adoption of Organic Agriculture system as a viable
alternative shall be undertaken.
SECTION 3. DECLARATION OF RPINCIPLES.
To guide the implementation of this ordinance the
practice of Organic Agriculture shall adhere to the
following principles;
a. Organic Agriculture does not co-exist with
the genetically modified crops, chemically produced
crops and related organisms;
b. All existing policies on agriculture in the
City Government should adopt and integrate all
aspects of Organic Agriculture;
c. The integrity of organic products through
the approved organic certification process and organic production, handling and processing standards
should be ensured; and
d. Integration of Organic Agriculture in the
basic education agriculture subjects in all levels in
public and private schools.
SECTION 4. DEFINITION OF TERMS. As
defined in this ordinance, the following words shall
mean;
a. Accreditation is the procedure by which
a government agency having jurisdiction formally
recognizes the competence of an inspection and/or
certification body to provide inspection and certification services.
b. Agricultural Waste shall refer to waste generated from planting or harvesting of crops, trimming
or pruning of plants and waste or run-off materials
from farms or fields.

NOTICES
c. Biodiversity is the degree of variation of life.
This can refer to genetic variation, species variation,
or ecosystem variation with an area.
d. Certification is the procedure by which
official certification bodies or officially recognized
certification bodies provide written or equivalent assurance that foods or food control systems conform
to the requirements.
e.
City shall refer to Ormoc City.
f. Composting shall refer to the controlled
decomposition of organic matter by microorganisms,
mainly by bacteria and fungi into a humus-like product.
g. Endemic/Indigenous would mean plant or
animal native to a certain area;
h. Organic refers to the particular farming and
processing systems, described in the standards and not
in the classical chemical sense. The term Organic
is synonymous in other languages to biological or
ecological. It is also a labeling term that denotes
products considered organic based on the Philippine
National Standards for Organic Agriculture.
i. Organic Agriculture includes all agricultural systems that promote the ecologically sound,
socially acceptable, economically viable and technically feasible production of food and fibers. Organic
Agriculture dramatically reduces external inputs
by refraining from the use of chemical fertilizers,
pesticides and pharmaceuticals. It also covers areas
such as, but not limited to, soil fertility management,
varietal breeding and selection under chemical and
pesticide free conditions.
j.
Organic Center shall refer to a place owned
by the government or private entities that showcases
and promotes varied organically raised products.
k. Organic Gene/Seed Bank shall refer to a
storage area of organically raised seeds that could
supply and produce these indigenous seeds to farmers.
l. Small Farmers include all marginal and
sub-marginal farm household and/cultivating not
more than three (3) hectares.
m. Solid Waste Management is the generation,
prevention, characterization, monitoring, treatment,
handling, reuse and residual disposition of solid
wastes.
n. Watershed is the area of land where all of
the water that is under it or that drains off it goes into
the same place.
SECTION 5. COVERAGE. This ordinance shall
apply to the development and promotion of Organic
Agriculture and shall include, but not limited to, the
following:
a.
Policy formulation of regulation, registration, accreditation, certification and labeling on
Organic Agriculture.
b. Research development and extension of
appropriate, sustainable environment and gender
friendly Organic Agriculture.
c. Promotion and encouragement of the establishment of facilities, equipment and processing plants
that would accelerate the production and commercialization of organic fertilizer, plan based pesticides,
herbicides and other appropriate farm inputs.
d. Implementation of Organic Agriculture
programs, projects and activities including the provision and delivery of support services with focus on
the farmers and other stakeholders.
SECTION 6. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE PROGRAMS. Organic Agriculture program shall embrace
the following;
a. The promotion and commercialization of
organic farming practices, cultivation and adoption
and processing methods which have already been
developed or to be developed;
b. The continuing research and development
of Organic Agriculture Agenda;
c. Upgrading thereof, the capacity building or
farmers and the education of consumers thereon; and
d. The extension of assistance to all stakeholders including individuals and groups who are
practicing and promoting the methods as well as those
who are willing to do other pertinent activities and
documentation and evaluations of the programs.
SECTION 7. ORGANIC AGRICULTURE COMMITTEE. An Organic Agriculture Committee is hereby
created, which shall be composed of:
Chairman : City Mayor
Vice-Chairman: SP Chairman, Committee on
Agriculture & Fisheries
Secretariat : City Agriculturist, or his duly authorized representative
Members: City Director, Department of Interior
and Local
Government (DILG), or his authorized representative
-Chairman, Independent Component City
Agricultural & Fishery Council (ICCAFC), or
His duly authorized representative
-
Superintendent, School Division, or his duly
authorized Representative
-
City Health Officer, or his duly authorized
representative
-
Director, Department of Trade and Industry
(DTI), or his duly authorized representative
-
Head, City Environment & Natural Resource Office (CENRO), or his duly authorized representative
-
Presidents of not more that three (3) duly
accredited
-
Organic farmers associations of the City
to be appointed by the City Mayor for a term of two
years.
-
Heads of NGOs of not more than two (2)
duly accredited by the City that are involved in sustainable agriculture for at least three (3) years.
The Existing Local Technical Committee on Organic Agriculture created pursuant to Executive Order
No. 29 series of 2011, shall continue to function until
the new LTCOA created herein has been constituted

pursuant to Section 7 hereof.


SECTION 8. POWERS AND FUNCTIONS OF
THE COMMITTEE. The committee shall have the
following powers and functions:
a) Formulate policies, plans, programs and
projects to develop and promote Organic Agriculture
Programs;
b) Oversee the successful implementation of
the programs;
c) Identify source of financing to expand;
d) Monitor and evaluate the performance of
the programs and appropriate incentives.
e) Undertake measures for National Recognition of local certification of organic products and
organic farm sites;
f) Call concerned sectors that could provide
advice on matters pertaining to Organic Agriculture
and to conduct of capability building initiatives to
farmers;
g) Promulgate such rules and regulations and
regulations and exercise such other powers and functions as may be necessary to carry out effectively its
purposes and objectives;
h) Perform such functions as may be necessary for its effective operations and for the continued
enhancement, growth, or development of Organic
Agriculture;
i) Organize educational seminars and assist
farmer groups in implementing the program;
j) Coordinate and facilitate the application
and availment of loans from the Department oif Agriculture (DA) and other financing institution;
k) Arrange possible joint venture agreement
between the landowners and farmers, financiers and
agrarian reform beneficiaries;
l) Form farmers association, train, lead, professionalize the group for a more collaborative and
efficient business model;
m) Ensure that farmers are the direct beneficiaries and not simply hired workers and must be
collaborative partners;
n) Create working committees if necessary.
o) Recommend to the Sangguniang Panlungsod any amendments to this ordinance;
p) Recommend the needed budgetary allocation for the promotion of Organic Agriculture.
SECTION 9. MEETINGS AND QUORUMS. The
committee shall meet at least once a month and upon
the call of the chairperson whenever he deems it necessary on such a day and time as the committee may fix.
Notice of meeting shall be given to all members of the
committee. The presence of at least a majority of the
members of the committee shall constitute a quorum
and the affirmative vote of a majority of the quorum
shall be necessary for the exercise of its powers and
the performance of its duties, including the approval
of all decisions and policies issued by the committee.
SECTION 10. ACCREDITATION OF ORGANIC
CERTIFYING BODY. All organic products under the
Organic Agriculture Program should be certified by
either Negros Island Certificate Services (NICERT) or
with the Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP) that are both authorized by the Bureau
of Agriculture and Fisheries Product Standards
(BAFPS) of the Department of Agriculture.
SECTION 11. ORGANIC CENTERS. The City
Government, through the city Agriculture Office
(CAO), shall establish, recognize and/support Organic Centers including those initiated by the private
sector that will promote, market and develop Organic
Agriculture.
The CAO may also recognize or support organic
market centers which are established for the purpose
or marketing organic products.
SECTION 12. ORGANIC GENE/SEED BANK.
The City Government, through the CAO, in coordination with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs),
international organizations and other appropriate
agencies, shall establish an Organic Seed/Gene Bank
which will produce and supply organic, endemic or
indigenous seeds to farmers.
SECTION 13. SUPPORT SERVICE TO ORGANIC
FARMERS. The City Government shall ensure support
to farmers who wish to engage in Organic Agriculture,
such as training, production, marketing, and branding, including financial management and accounting,
among other necessary skills to develop an Organic
Agriculture product that will secure a market niche,
including the practice of fair trade.
Support services shall also be primarily extended
to small and marginalized farmers and womens
groups including the promotion, enhancement and
fulfillment of their rights as defined in national laws.
SECTION 14. INCENTIVES TOFARMERS,
SCHOOLS AND BARANGAYS.
The City Government shall give incentives,
awards and financial support to farmers,, schools
and barangay local government units which pursue,
promote and practice organic farming. The CAO
shall formulate guidelines for developing incentive
programs, award systems and/or financial support
that will be properly endorsed by the City Mayor to
the Sangguniang Panlungsod.
SECTION 15. RESEAR4CH AND DEVELOPMENT. A Master Plan for Research and Development
on Organic Agriculture shall be created by CAO in
coordination with the Department of Agriculture,
Regional Field Office VIII. The Master Plan shall
be regularly updated in consultation with different
sectors. The participation of farmers and other stakeholders such as but not limited to, private entities,
NGOs and barangays in the research, development
and implementation of the Master Plan encouraged.
SECTION 16. PROMOTION OF URBAN ORGANIC AGRICULTURE. The CAO shall promote
Organic Agriculture even in urban areas utilizing
new technologies and taking advantage of ecological
solid waste.
SECTION 17. CAPACITY BUILDING. To sustain
and broaden the base for the implementation of this

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Republic of the Philippines
Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014 2559
Application for Reconstitution of
Records of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB
service.
With prayer to adopt trade name.
MA. ANGELINA V.BOHOLST
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:
ORMOC PUERTOBELLO & VICE
VERSA, with the use of ONE (1) unit/s
which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to JULY 26, 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
SEPTEMBER 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 JUNE, 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : MA. A. BOHOLST,
PUROK 9, LINAO, ORMOC CITY
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY.

N.M.SIA; Avenida Veteranos St.,


Tacloban City
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Department of Transportation and Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014 2061
Application for Issuance of a
Certificate of Public Convenience to
operate a FILCAB service.
With prayer to adopt trade
name.
SHERWIN S. ORION
Applicant/s
x----------------x
2nd 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 PHHCDIIT & VICE VERSA, with the use of
ONE (1) unit.
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 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 13TH day of JUNE, 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:

ordinance, there is hereby adapted a continuous effort,


funded by at least twenty percent (20%) of the budget
set aside for Organic Agriculture as identified in this
ordinance for capacity building and training, including continuous research and development.
SECTION 18. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.
In accordance with the provisions of Republic Act
9003, or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act,
there shall be established a solid waste management
plan with particular emphasis on management and
utilization of agriculture wastes for composting that
could be a good source for organic fertilizer.
SECTION 19. WATERSHED AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION AND REHABILITATION. In
accordance with existing laws (National Integrated
Protected Areas System (NIPAS) Act of 1992. Wildlife Act, Cave Act, Indigenous People Republic Act
(IPRA), Fisheries Act and National Ecotourism Strategy), there shall be biodiversity and watershed conservation and rehabilitation to ensure the continuous
provision of these ecological and biological services
vital to Organic Agriculture.
SECTION 20. RECOGNITION OF THE ROLE
OF WOMEN. The role of women in the practice of
Organic Agriculture is recognized. Towards this end,
measures shall be taken by the City to comply with its
obligation to ensure a gender fair and gender- balanced development along with support mechanisms
to take into account the particular needs of women.
SECTION 21. ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF
THE ORGANIC FARMERS FESTIVAL. In accordance
with the Organic Agriculture program of the City Government, an organic, Farmers Festival shall be held
annually as one of the highlights during the Charter
Day Celebration.
SECTION 22. APPROPRIATIONS. The City
Government shall yearly allocate an amount for the
promotion of Organic Agriculture.
SECTION 23. IMPLEMENTING RULES AND
REGULATIONS. The committee shall, in due course
issue implementing rules and regulations as it deems
necessary to aid in the orderly implementation of this
ordinance.
SECTION 24. IMPLEMENTING OFFICE. The
CAO shall be primarily tasked in implementing this
ordinance in coordination with other agencies.
SECTION 25. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If any
provision of this Ordinance is declared invalid or
unconstitutional, the other provisions not affected
thereby shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 26. REPEALING CLAUSE. All local
ordinances and executive orders, or parts thereof,
contrary to or inconsistent with this Ordinance are
hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SECTION 27. EFFECTIVITY. This ordinance
shall take effect immediately after the compliance of
the necessary publication and posting requirements
as provided in the Local Government Code of 1991.
ENACTED, June 03,2014.
RESOLVED, FURTHER, to furnish copies of this
ordinance each to the Honorable City Mayor Edward
C. Codilla; the City Administrator; the City Legal Officer; the City Budget Officer; the City Accountant; the
City Treasurer; the City Auditor; the City Agricultural
Services Office; the City Director, DILG; and other
offices concerned.
CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the
foregoing ordinance.

(Sgd.)NANCY I. LOPENA

Acting SP Secretary

(Local Legislative Staff Officer)
ATTESTED:
(Sgd.) LEO CARMELO L. LOCSIN, JR.
Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer
APPROVED:
(Sgd.) EDWARD C. CODILLA
City Mayor
Date: 6-6-14
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June 9-15, 2014


Applicant/s : S.S. ORION, BRGY. 6
STO. NIO EXT. TACLOBAN CITY
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR
STS., TACLOBAN CITY
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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014-2572
REF. CASE NO. VIII-2013-0315
Application for Reconstitution of
Records of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a FILCAB
service.
With prayer to adopt trade name.
LARRIE B. RAYMUNDO
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:
ORMOC CITY ALBUERA & VICE
VERSA, with the use of ONE (1) unit/s
which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to JULY 8, 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
SEPTEMBER 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 JUNE, 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : L.B. RAYMUNDO, ZONE
1, TALISAYAN, ALBUERA, LEYTE
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY.
N.M.SIA; Avenida Veteranos St.,

Tacloban City
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Department of Transportation and
Communications
Regional Office No. VIII
Ormoc City
CASE NO. VIII-2014 2569
REF. CASE NO. VIII-2006-0062
Application for Reconstitution of
Records of a Certificate of Public
Convenience to operate a PUJ
service.
With prayer to adopt trade name.
AUREO P. SAMSON
Applicant/s
x----------------x
NOTICE OF HEARING
Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate
a PUJ service for the transportation of
passengers and freight on the route:
TACLOBAN CITY- PALANOG & VICE
VERSA, with the use of ONE (1) unit/s
which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to OCT. 31, 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 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 JUNE, 2014.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO
Clerk of Board
Copy furnished:
Applicant/s : A. P. SAMSON, BRGY.
103, PALANOG, TACLOBAN CITY
Counsel for applicant/S: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR
STS., TACLOBAN CITY
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Republic of the Philippines


SUPREME COURT
Regional Trial Court
8th Judicial Region
Branch 17
Palompon, Leyte
EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE NO. PN-100002-FC
FOR: SALES UNDER ACT NO. 3135 AS AMENDED
GEORGE A. LIOK, JR.
Mortgagee/Petitioner,
versus
JANE E. FENIX
Mortgagor/Respondent
NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE
AND SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act
No. 3135, as amended, which was filed by Mortgagee/
Petitioner GEORGE A. LIOK, JR., with residence at
Brgy. San Isidro, Palompon, Leyte against Mortgagor/
Respondent JANE E. FENIX with postal address
at Brgy. Guiwan II, Palompon, Leyte to satisfy the
mortgage indebtedness which as of June 30, 2010
the amount to PESOS: TWO HUNDRED FORTY-SIX
THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED TEN PESOS and
27/100 CENTAVOS (P246,710.27), Philippine Currency, exclusive of penalties, expenses, charges and
the government commission due thereon, as required
under Rule 141, Sec. 9 (1) of the Rules of Court as
amended, the undersigned Sheriff under the supervision of the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff of
the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court,
Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte, will sell at public auction
on July 23, 2014 at 9:00 oclock in the morning soon
thereafter at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional
Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte, to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the
following properties with all its improvements, to wit:
A parcel of residential land covered under Tax
Declaration No. 02-31004-00371 R11, Cadastral Lot No.
505-part, declared in the name of Sps. Diomedes Fenix
and Jane E. Fenix, bounded on the North, by share of
Jose Fenix; on the South, by Legaspi St., on the East, by
Taft St., and on the West, by share of Ambrosio Fenix,
containing an area of 96.33 square meters, more or
less, with an assessed value of P4,950.00.
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 August 6,
2014 without further notice.
Prospective bidders/buyers may investigate real
estate properties hereinabove describe the encumbrances thereon, if any there be.
Hall of Justice, Palompon, Leyte, Philippines,
June 10, 2014.
(Sgd.) JIRSON ABAYON
Sherriff IV
Copy furnished:
George A. Liok, Jr., Mortgagee
Brgy. San Isidro, Palompon, Leyte
Jane E. Fenix, Mortgagor
Brgy. Guiwan II, Palompon, Leyte
Eastern Visayas MAIL
111 Real St., Ormoc City
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ON OR BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE.
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FR. ROY ... from P. 4

DAR FMR ... from P. 3

of couples already married or planning to do


so. Marriage is a matter of faith more than
anything else.
When its authentic nature and intrinsic laws
are respected and followed, you can be sure that
the grace of God will always be there to give
light, strength and support. What is wanting,
wounded or damaged in our human efforts to
stay married is supplemented or completed,
healed and repaired.
More than that, if lived according to Gods
designs for it, marriage can be a sure way
to heaven, a great provider of sanctity, aside
from being an effective means to foster human
maturity and social progress and development.
This is because marriage is a reflection and
participation of nothing less than Christs love
for his all of us, the people and children of
God. Its guaranteed not to fail. It is a powerful
generator of goodness in the world.
We need to spread the gospel of marriage
more vigorously, to counter forces than tend to
undermine and openly contradict its true nature
and laws, obviously with expected and matching
consequences.
Lets hope that those who have gone through
married life already for such a period as to
celebrate their silver, ruby, golden or diamond
anniversaries should take active part in proclaiming, promoting and defending marriage
as it should be.
The world is in great need of living witnesses who attest to the true beauty of marriage.
Email: roycimagala@gmail.com

their products, has reduced to only P 20.00 from


a previous fare of P60.00.
The barangay has 2,711 residents, 737 who
are agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs), said
Leyte Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) Melecia Ong. They will benefit
directly from this project, she added.
DAR regional director Enciso added that
there under the ARCP-2, 81 infrastructure

JUNE 12 ... from P. 1


survived and arose from the typhoons
devastation. It also thanks those whove
come to help. It was composed by Nendel
Endrina and performed by Renato Baguio.
The song was continuously played as parade contingents passed by the city stage.
Capping the triple celebrations was
a free concert at the plaza by the Stage
Crew Band, a comic show with Dos Komedyantes, and a ballroom and disco at the
public square. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Bisaya ug ilonggo nag pahambugay!


Bisaya: To! Kung muadto kug Manila sa pakpak
lang ko sa eroplano musakay!
Ilonggo: Yutarot, ah!
Bisaya: Wala diay kakita nako ganina??
Ilonggo: Nano pagkakita ko sa imo nga ga sakwat
ko ka buldosir!
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Sakristan: Padre, nganong naa man kay daghan


hinayhay nga bra, panty ug blouses? Naa kay
asawa?
Pari: Sus! Kung ang inyong limos ug amot ra
ang akong saligan, dili ko mabuhi. Nanglabada
ko no!!!!!!
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Ang UYAB murag TINOLA, lami kung init pah


Ang KABIT murag INUN-UNAN, lami gihapun
bsan paugmaan pah.
Ang ASAWA murag tinapa ablihan lng kong
apiki nah!
Hala pagpili, asa man ka?
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Girl: Nong bayad.


Driver: Pila ning 50 day?
Girl: 1 kuya! Estudyante, Nursing, Cebu Doc,
bag-ong SAKAY!
Boy: (naHambogaN, nibayad ug 500) Nong
bayad.
Driver: (Nasuko) PiLa ning 500?
Boy: 1, kEep da cHangE! SEaman, bag-ong
NAOG!
Buang: (nakatawa, GiiHap ang pasaHero, nitunoL ug 1000) Nong bayad.
Driver: (suko kaayo) piLa ni?
Buang: 5, ApiL ang nars ug sEaman. kEep
da cHangE! Buang, mEntaL gikan, bag-ong
GAWAS!
Commercial rate * - P100.00 per col. cm. *
Judicial Notices *- P 60.00 per col. cm *
For inquiries: Call (053) 561-0809
(053) 530-3366 (Tacloban); 500-9389
(Biliran)
* Exclusive of taxes/Black and White rate

are being implemented within the 44 agrarian


reform communities (ARCs) in 46 municipalities in the provinces of Leyte, Samar, Eastern
Samar and Northern Samar in the region. When
completed, these projects are Region believed
to help augment agricultural production as well
as increase household income of the farmers
particularly the ARBs in these areas. PR/By
Joseph Alsmith Soria

MATAG-OB ... from P. 1


revillas, 802nd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Dinoh Dolina and a representative
of PNP provincial director Sr. Supt. Brigido
B. Unay signed the covenant, .Lt. Col. Nedy
Espulgar of the 19th Infantry Batallion and
the towns chief of police Insp. Christopher
C. Pangue were witnesses.
The parties, together with Sangguniang
Bayan officials and 21 barangay chairmen,
also signed a tarpaulin to affirm their support to the covenant.
Col. Dinoh Dolina said the declaring
Matag-ob as insurgency free was an
important step to improve its economic
status. He said investors could come if they
know a place is peaceful. The first thing
that investors do, he said, is to assess the
peace and order situation of a place.
Dolina said that per their intelligence
report, only a few stragglers remain of
the New Peoples Army in Leyte. He said
they were now only 44-man strong with
51 firearms between them. He also told

media, Unahan ko na kayo. Yes, our intel


says they have AK-47s but theyve had this
long before, referring to the controversy
of government bought AK-47s landing in
the hands of the leftist rebels.
Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Nedy Espulgar, in
a brief rundown of events leading to the
declaration, said the Army succeeded in
breaking up the two rebel fronts in Leyte
and Southern Leyte in the early 2000s yet.
Now, only one front remains and members
have reportedly lied low after the Army
neutralized top leaders.
Espulgar said he believes in winning
the war with peace rather than use strongarm tactics. Under his watch, he said the
19th IB has already organized 50 farmer
organizations, 15 of which are already
registered with DOLE and are gainfully
engaged in organic farming. The farmers
were previous members of the rebel group
or supporters. By Lalaine M. Jimenea and
Paul Libres

AMBUSH ... from P. 1


Eugenio C. Boquio, commanding Officer
of 1st Scout Ranger Battalion, the clash
lasted for about 40 minutes but there were
no casualties then.
On the same day, troopers under 63rd
IB encountered a band of NPA rebels at
Brgy. Sumuroy, Lope de Vega, Northern
Samar at around 8:55 a.m. and 2:30 p.m,
respectively. Two soldiers were wounded
in the encounters.
Meanwhile, it was also learned that
soldiers recovered from the Brgy. Baco
clash resulted to the recovery of one Cal. 30
Garand rifle with one clip and six rounds of
ammunitions, assorted supplies, 50 meters
detonating wire, two military backpacks,
20 pairs of rain boots, sandals, 32 ponchos,
assorted belongings and various subversive documents. The Army also overran
an NPA encampment that had 32 bunkers
with tents, two kitchens, one mess hall and
two comfort rooms.
Maj. Gutierrez, in a phone interview,
said that the clashes were the result of an
intensified operation against the rebel.
We want to meet the target to be able
to declare Northern Samar and Samar as
manageable conflict and development
ready provinces.
He said that of the six provinces in the
region, only Northern Samar and Samar
are those where NPA presence still exists
and their intelligence reports indicate their
numbers are dwindling. As of now, he
said, Eastern Visayas now has only 543
members.
He said it was unfortunate that some
soldiers were killed pero trabaho namin
iyan.
He added that if people noticed that
clashes have increased in the last months,
it is because people in the barrios are beginning to cooperate with the Army. Naiipit
na sila, he said, as people themselves are
informing the Army about the rebels
whereabouts.
On the other hand, Maj General Jet B.
Velarmino, Commander of the 8th Infantry
Division, denounced the use of the land
mines as a violation of Part III, Article 3, No.
15 of Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International
Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) that
specifically prohibits the use of landmine.
It is sad that the NPA once again

showed disrespect to the CARHRIHL,


and the Ottawa Treaty where the used of
landmine is clearly prohibited. The NPA
act shows treachery as they professed to be
human rights advocates, but do otherwise.
If they do not honor CARHRIHL signed by
NDF that represented them and the Ottawa
Treaty signed and ratified by 161 states,
how can the masses in the countryside rely
on their verbal promises?, Velarmino said
in a statement.
The government and the National
Democratic Front (NDF) which represents
the Communist Party of the Philippines
(CPP) and the New Peoples Srmy (NPA),
signed the CARHRIHL on March 16, 1998.
Landmines, the 8th ID commander
said, do not only pose danger to military
personnel but endangers the lives of innocent civilians who regularly and unwittingly pass by roads where landmines are
planted.
Based on AFP records released last
2013, the NPAs use of landmines in the last
10 years has resulted to the deaths of 113
people and injuries to 262 others.
Recently, on March 2, 2014, the NPA
apologized to civilians hurt by a landmine
blast conducted by its unit in Davao del Sur
where 5 PDRRMC members were critically
hurt. The incident clearly shows the danger
posed to civilians by landmine use of NPAs.
Velarmino also expressed his condolences to the families of the recent fatalities.
Their death will not be forgotten. They
died a glorious death in the service of the
Nation and the Filipino people. They are
the epitome of modern heroes and I salute
them.
He added, The death of our soldiers
will not deter us in pursuing our commitment to win the peace, albeit it adds fire to
our desire to do more community services
to our people. The series of encounters is
expected as we are now in the last phase
of our plan to eradicate the remnants of
the NPAs in Samar and Northern Samar.
Soon enough, we will be able to declare the
two provinces as Manageable Conflict and
Development-ready. In this token, we invite
all peace stakeholders to add their voices in
the desire for peace. Let us shun violence,
such as the violence being perpetrated by
the NPAs. By Lalaine M. Jimenea with a
report from Mel Caspe

10

NOTICES

Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT BRANCH
Eight Judicial Region
Bulwagan Ng Katarungan
Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City
SP. PROC. NO. 2014-05-13
IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF THE MINOR NIA ISABELLA
SPOUSES DENNIS O. CHU AND JENNY LIND
TAN CHU,
Petitioners.
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ORDER
A verified petition for adoption of minor/NIA
ISABELLA having been filed by Spouses Dennis O.
Chu and Jenny Lind Tan Chu, praying that the petition
be granted The petition being sufficient in form and
substance, it is hereby ordered that it be set for hearing
on September 15, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning,
on which time and date all persons who are opposed
to the petition may appear and show cause why the
same should not be granted.
Let this order be published at the expense of
the petitioner in Eastern Visayas Mail a newspaper
or general circulation in the Province of Leyte and in
the City of Tacloban once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks.
Let copies of the petition be served upon the Office of the Solicitor General, the DSWD Region VIII,
Tacloban City and the Social Worker of this court, Ms
Norie Villero Office of the Clerk of Court, Tacloban
City who are hereby directed to conduct a home study
report on the prospective adoptive parents and the
child study report on the minor sought to be adopted
and the biological parents of the minor.
Notify the petitioners and their counsel, the
Solicitor General, the Regional Director, DSWD Region VIII, Tacloban City and Ms. Norie Villero, Social
Worker, Officer of the Clerk of Court, Tacloban City.
SO ORDERED.
GIVEN this 26th day of May, 2014 at Bulwagan
Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City.
(Sgd.) YOLANDA U. DAGANDAN
Assisting Judge
EV Mail June 9-15, 16-22, & 23- 29, 2014
REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE
Province: Leyte
City/Municipality: Albuera
Republic of the Philippines)
Petition No. CFN- 0004-2014
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME
I, TERESITA CAPAROS, of legal
age, Married, Filipino and a resident
of Cambalading, Albuera, Leyte, after
having been duly sworn to in accordance
with law, hereby declare that:
1)
I am the petitioner seeking the change of the first name in
b) the Certificate of Live Birth
of MARISSA CAPAROS who is my
Daughter
2) I was born on November 25,
1973 at Albuera, Leyte
3) The birth was recorded under
registry number 570(K-73)
4) The first name to be change
is from _______
5) The grounds for filing this
petition are the following:
b) She habitually and continuously used MARISSA and she is publicly known in the community with that
first name;
6) I submit the following documents to support this petition:
a) O.R. & comm. Tax certificate
b) police & NBI clearance
c) voters reg. record
d) employers Certificate
e) Birth cert. (PSA & LCRO)
f) marriage certificate
g) birth cert. (children)
h) IDs (SSS, COMELEC, Philhealth & company ID)
7) I have not filed any similar
petition and that, to the best of my
knowledge, no other similar petition is
pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate.
8) have no pending criminal, civil
or administrative case in any court or any
quasi-judicial body.
9) I am filing this petition at the
LCRO of Albuera, Leyte in Accordance
with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing
rules and regulations.
(Sgd.) TERESITA CAPAROS
Petitioner
VERIFICATION
I, TERESITA CAPAROS, the
petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true correct to the best
of my knowledge and belief
(Sgd.) TERESITA CAPAROS
Petitioner
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to
before me this 19th day of May 2014 in
the City/Municipality of Albuera, Leyte,
petitioner exhibiting his Community
Tax Certificate No. 09870120 issued at
Albuera, Leyte on 5-12-14.
(Sgd.) MARIA LUISA GRANADA
Administering Officer
EV Mail June 2-8, & 9-15, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines


Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Leyte
Municipality of Baybay
Republic of the Philippine)
Province of Leyte )SS
Petition No. CFN-0004-2014
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST

NAME
I, ELLA P. SILOS, of legal age,
FILIPINO, and a resident of MAKATI
CINEMA SQUARE, PASONG TAMO,
METRO MANILA, 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 Sept. 03, 1989
at BAYBAY, LEYTE, PHILIPPINES
3)
The birth was recorded
under registry number 89-2309,
4)
The first name to be
changed is from ELMA to ELLA,
5)
The grounds for filling
this petition are the following:
b)
I have habitually and
continuously used ELLA and I publicly
known in the community with that first
name;
f)All my records shows ELLA
as my first name.
6) I submit the following documents to support this petition:
a) COLB OCRG COPY
b) LCR FORM 1A
c) BRGY. POLICE, COURT &
NBI CLEARANCE
d) COM OCRG COPY
e) COLB OCRG COPY OF
BROTHER
f) ID
g) TOR
h) SSS FORM E1
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.) ELLA P. SILOS
Petitioner
VERIFICATION
I, ELLA P. SILOS, the petitioner,
hereby certify that the allegations herein
are true and correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.
(Sgd.) ELLA P. SILOS
SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN
to before me this 28th day of ______
in the city/municipality BAYBAY CITY,
LEYTE, petitioner exhibiting his/her
Community Tax Certificate No.02273548
issued at CITY OF MAKATI on FEBRUARY 20, 2014
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
Administering Officer
EV Mail June 2-8, & 9-15, 2014
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Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition
With Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the property of the late MILAGROS
MALINAO re a parcel consisting 8/12 or
1/3 share of land Lot No. 1198, situated
in Poblacion, Ormoc City, containing an
area of 133 sq. m. covered under TCT
No. 32250 was partitioned among her
heirs and sold in favor of MANCORS
LIBERTY SUMMIT, INC. per Doc. No.
380; Page No. 76; Book No. CCCLIII;
Series of 2013. EV Mail June 9-15, 16-22,
23-29, 2014.

Commercial rate * - P100.00 per col. cm. *


Judicial Notices *- P 60.00 per col. cm *
For inquiries: Call (053) 561-0809
(053) 530-3366 (Tacloban); 500-9389 (Biliran)
* Exclusive of taxes/Black and White rate

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:


The EASTERN VISAYAS MAIL is accredited
in all Courts of Leyte, except in RTC-Abuyog
where it has a pending application. At this
time, too, there is no other newspaper seeking
accreditation at the Abuyog RTC.

June 9-15, 2014

Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
8th Judicial Region
Branch 35, Ormoc City
-o0oCASE NO. R-ORM-14-00031-SP
RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION/ CANCELLATION OF ENTRY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE
BIRTH OF SALVACION T. GALAN,
SALVACION T. GALAN,
Petition,
-versusCIVIL REGISTRAR OF ORMOC CITY and THE
CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY/NATIONAL
STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondents.
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ORDER
A verified petition having been filed by herein
petitioner Salvacion T.Galan thru counsel Atty. Ari
G. Larrazabal, to render judgment after due notice,
publication and hearing in accordance with the Rules
of Court that the middle initial of her mother which
was erroneously entered as C instead of P and
the date and place of marriage of her parents which
was October 7, 1979 at Ormoc City in her Certificate of
Live Birth in the Local Civil Registrar of Ormoc City
and in the Philippine Statistics Authority/National
Statistics office be cancelled and corrected so that it
would conform to what is factual and true. Petitioner
alleged that her mothers middle initial was erroneously entered as C instead of P when it should
have been the latter considering that her middle name
is Perales as reflected in the certificate of live birth of
her mother. Likewise, the date and place of marriage
of petitioners parents was also erroneously entered
when in truth and in fact, her parents were not married
at the time of her birth. In view of these circumstances,
she asks that her mothers middle initial as reflected
in her Certificate of Live Birth be changed/ corrected
from C to P and the entries of the date of marriage
which is October 7, 1979 and place of marriage which
is at Ormoc City be cancelled or deleted.
WHEREAS, this petition is hereby set for hearing
on JULY 31, 2014 AT 8:30 oclock in the morning, at
which date, time and place all persons interested may
appear and show cause if any, why the prayer in the
petition should not be granted.
WHEREAS, a copy of this Order shall be published in three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper
of general circulation at the expense of the petitioner
and shall be posted in three (3) conspicuous places in
the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall, the Public
Market and of this Court.
SO ORDERED.
In chambers, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, Philippines, 20 May 2014.
(Sgd.) GIRLIE M. BORREL-YU
Presiding Judge
cc:
Atty. Ari G. Larrazabal
Salvacion T. Galan
The Solicitor General
Office of the City Prosecution
Local Civil Registrar, Ormoc City
National Statistics Office
GMBY/ esva
EV Mail May 26- June 1,2-8, & 9-15, 2014

Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of


Partition
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the properties of late CIRILA
AMIHAN and LAUREANO SILAO re a
parcel of land designated as Lot No.
7215, situated in the Municipality of
Baybay, covered by under OCT No.
5271, containing an area of 6,386 sq.
m. was partitioned among their heirs,
and to HOSPECIO AMIHAN SILAO,
represented by Carlito N. Silao re a
1/3 portion of Lot No. 7155, containing
an area of 1,611.67 sq. m.; Lot 7155-B
containing an area of 1,611.60 sq. m. ;
Lot 7215-C containing an area of 1,645
sq m.; and Lot 7215-E, containing 427 sq.
m. per Doc. No. 43; Page No. 40; Book
No. XI; Series of 2003 of Notary Public
Gloriosa M. Cayunda Guinocor. EV Mail
May 26- June 1, 2-8, 9-15, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the properties of the late PASTOR
ARCUINO re a parcel of land Lot No.
2325-part, situated in Brgy. Punta, Ormoc
City, containing an area of 22.50 sq. m.
TD No. 00067-00839; Lot No. 12061-B,

situated in Dist. Of Lilo-an, Ormoc City,


containing an area of 1,217 sq. m. under
TCT No. 22434; Lot No. 12063 before
Lot No. 6531-D, Csd-9904,containing
an area of 2,523 sq. m. under TCT No.
28159; Lot No. 10-G, containing an area
of 2,014 sq. m. under TCT No. 16695;
and Lot No. 6532-C, containing an area
of 5,228 sq. m. under TCT No. 15430
were settled among his heirs per Doc.
No. 126; Page No. 26; Book No. LXXXIII;
Series of 2014 of Notary Public Ruben
R. Capahi. EV Mail May 26- June 1, 2-8,
& 9-15, 2014
Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the property of the late SPS. BROMEO CONEJOS, SR. and GAUDENCIA
CASIO re a parcel of land Lot 12072-H,
Psd-231288, containing an area of 818
sq. m. covered under T.C.T. No. T-15579
located at Poblacion, Kananga, Leyte
was settled among their heirs and sold
in favor of SPS. RICARDO DEIPARINE
and SONIA CORAZON DEIPARINE per
Doc. No. 211; Page No. 43; Book No.
XXIV; Series of 2012 of Notary Public
Allan R. Castro. EV Mail May 26- June

Republic of the Philippines


SUPREME COURT
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Eight Judicial Region
Branch 14
Baybay City, Leyte
EJF CASE NO. 193
IN RE: APPLICATION FOR EXTRAJUDICIAL
FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE
SOURTHERN LEYTE EMPLOYEES MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE (SLEM COOP), represented
by its Manager, AURORA C. CORNEL,
Mortgagee/Petitioner,
-versusSALDY B. DORON & VILLA CANDIDA T. ALKUINO,
Mortgagor/Respondent.
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NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE
AND SALE
Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act
No. 3135 as amended filed by mortgagee, SOUTHERN LEYTE EMPLOYEES MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE (SLEM COOP), mortgagee/ petitioner, with
principal office at Tunga-Tunga, Maasin City, Southern Leyte, duly represented herein by its Manager,
Aurora C. Cornel, against the mortgagor SALDY B.
DORON with postal address at Manhilo, Maasin City,
Southern Leyte, and VILLA CANDIDA T. ALKUINO
with postal address at Cogon, Baybay City, Leyte to
satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March
5, 2014 amount to PESOS: THREE MILLION SEVEN
HUNDRED NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND FOUR
HUNDRED THIRTY ONE PESOS AND FIFTY THREE
CENTAVOS, (P3,798,431.53) Philippine Currency,
excluding expenses of foreclosure proceedings, and
the government commission due thereon, as required
under Rule 141, Sec. 9 (1) of the Rules of Court as
amended, the undersigned Ex-Officio Sheriff, Acting
Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 14, Baybay City, Leyte will sell at public auction on July 18,
2014 at 10:00 oclock in the morning or soon thereafter
at the office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court,
Branch 14, Baybay City, Leyte to the highest bidder,
for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following
properties with all its improvements, to wit:
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 34279
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 34279 per TD No. 0704000480, designated as Lot No. 5, Block 2, declared in the

name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing an area


of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square meters,
and bounded as follows: SE along line 1-2 by Lot 6;
SW along line 2-3 by Lot 3; NW along line 3-4 by
road Lot 2, and NE along line 4-1 by Lot 7, Block 2,
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 34280
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 34280 per TD No. 0704000481, designated as Lot No. 6, Block 2, declared in the
name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing an area
of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square meters,
and bounded as follows: NE along line 1-2 by Lot 8,
Blk 2; SE along line 2-3 by Road Lot 3; SW along
line 3-4 by Lot 4, Blk, 2; and SW along line 4-1 by
Lot 5, Block 2.
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 34281
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 34281 per TD No. 0704000482, designated as Lot No. 7, Block 2, declared in the
name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing an area
of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square meters,
and bounded as follows: SW along line 1-2 by Lot 5
Blk. 2; NW along line 2-3 by Road Lot 3; NE along
line 3-4 by Lot 9, Blk 2; and SE along line 4-1 by Lot
8, Block 2.
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 34282
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 34282 per TD No. 0704000483, designated as Lot No. 8 Block 2, declared in the
name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing an area
of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square meters,
and bounded as follows: NW along line 1-2 by Lot
7; NE along line 2-3 by Lot 10; SE along line 3-4 by
road Lot 3, and SW along line 4-1 by Lot 6, Block 2.
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 34283
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 34283 per TD No. 0704000484, designated as Lot No. 9, Block 2, declared in the
name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing an area
of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square meters,
and bounded as follows: SE along line 1-2 by Lot 10;
SW along line 2-3 by Lot 7; NW along line 3-4 by
road Lot 2, and NE along line 4-1 by Lot 11, Block 2,
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 34284
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 34284 per TD No. 0704000485, designated as Lot No. 10, Block 2, declared in
the name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing an
area of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square meters, and bounded as follows: NE along line 1-2 by

Republic of the Philippines


REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
8thJudicial Region
BRANCH 15
Hall of Justice, Burauen, Leyte
SPECIAL PROCEEDINGS CASE No. 14-05-193
IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF AN
ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF
COLLEN E.CABUHOC
COLLEN E. CABUHOC,
Petitioner,
-versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR TABON-TABON,
LEYTE,
Respondent,
x--------------------x
ORDER
A verified petition had been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying that after due publication, notice and hearing, an Order be issued directing
the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Tabon-Tabon,
Leyte to correct the corresponding entry as to her sex
from MALE to FEMALE.
Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and
substance it is hereby ordered that said petition be set
for initial hearing on JULY 16, 2014 in the morning
session of this Court at the Hall of Justice, Regional
Trial Court, Branch 15, Burauen, Leyte, at which date,
time place, all persons 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 last publication to
be made at least one week prior to the date of initial
hearing.
Furnish copies of this Order and petition to the
Office of the Solicitor General, Municipal Civil Registrar of Tabon-tabon, Leyte, Office of the Provincial
Prosecutor, the petitioner and her counsel.
SO ORDERED
IN CHAMBERS, Hall of Justice, Burauen, Leyte,
May 22, 2014.
(Sgd.) YOLANDA U. DAGANDAN
Executive Judge
EV Mail May 2- 8, 9-15, & 16-22, 2014

1, 2-8, & 9-15, 2014


Deed of Absolute Sale of a Portion of a
parcel of land
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the property of ROSENDA SILAOGALO represented by CARLITO N.
SILAO re a portion of a parcel of land Lot
No. 7215 , situated in Baybay City, Leyte,
covered by under TCT No. T-35951
registered in the names of Tertuliana
Silao Beldad, containing an area of
6,386 sq.m. and 518 sq. m. the share of
Rosenda Silao- Galo sold in favor of SPS.
JESUSITO B. VILLOCINO and AIDA F.
VILLOCINO per Doc. No. 246; Page No.
050; Book No. II; Series of 2012 of Notary
Public RYSAN C. GUINOCOR. EV Mail
May 26- June 1, 2-8, & 9-15, 2014.
Affidavit of Self-Adjudication
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the property of the late FRANCIS
QUIJARDO re a parcel of land designated as Lot 4, Block 10, Pcs-08000508-D, situated in Barangay Bagong
Buhay, Ormoc City, containing an area
of 174 sq. m. covered by OCT No.
30212 was adjudicated unto herself by
REMEDIOS D. QUIJARDO per Doc. No.
76; Page No. 16; Book No. XLVI; Series
of 2014 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G.
Bataan-Tolibao. EV Mail June 2-8, 9-15,
& 16-22, 2014
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Date: MAY 19, 2014
CCE-0057-2014
R.A. 10172
In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines in the Implementation of the
Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012
(IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby
served to the public that MAY EULA S.
BANDALAN has filed with this Office,
a petition for change of Childs Date of
Birth from NOVEMBER 20, 1962 to
AUGUST 20, 1962 in the certificate of
live birth of FELOMINA B. GOFREDO at
BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are
IGNACIO C.GOFREDO and DIONESIA
M. BARTIQUIN
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than
MAY 19, 2014.
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper: EV Mail
Place of Publication: Leyte
Date of Publication: EV Mail June 2-8,
& 9-15, 2014
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Date: MAY 21, 2014
CCE-0061-2014
R.A. 10172
In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines in the Implementation of
the Administrative Order No. 1 Series
of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is
hereby served to the public that EDISA
ABESILLA CAJERIC has filed with this
Office, a petition for change of Childs
Gender from MALE to FEMALE
in the certificate of live birth of EDISA
ABESILLA CAJERIC at BAYBAY, LEYTE
and whose parents are LEODEGARIO
CAJERIC and FELICIDAD P. ABESILLA \
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than
MAY 21, 2014.
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper: EV Mail
Place of Publication: Leyte
Date of Publication: EV Mail June 2-8,
& 9-15, 2014

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Date : MAY 12, 2014
CCE-0053-2014
R.A. 10172
In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG
Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1
Guidelines in the Implementation of
the Administrative Order No. 1 Series
of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is
hereby served to the public that ARLINA
M. GUTIERREZ has filed with this Office,
a petition for change of Childs Date of
Birth from SEPTEMBER 11, 1959 to
AUGUST 22, 1959 in the certificate
of live birth of ARLINA M. GUTIERREZ
at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents
are CRISANTO B. MORENO and FE C.
MASCARINAS.
Any person adversely affected
by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than
MAY 12, 2014.
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper: EV Mail
Place of Publication: Leyte
Date of Publication: EV Mail June 2-8,
& 9-15, 2014
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Affidavit of Self-Adjudication
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the property of the late SPS. RUBEN
PANGILINAN and PETRONILA PADILLA
re a parcel of land Lot No. 2208, situated
at Brgy. Dayhagan, Ormoc City, with an
area of 287 sq. m. covered by TCT No.
19732 was adjudicated unto himself by
EDUARDO P. PANGILINAN per Doc.
89; Page No. 18; Book No. XXX; Series
of 2013 of Notary Public Evergisto S.
Escalon. EV Mail June 9-15, 16-22, &
23- 29, 2013

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC


CCE-0011-2014
May 26,2014
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
ALFIE LU-AG NIERVES has filed with this
Office, a petition for correction of entry in the
gender of the child from MALE to FEMALE
in the Certificate of Live Birth of ALFIE LU-AG
NIERVES who was born on February 25,
1991 at Kananga, Leyte and whose parents
are AVELINO OBERO NIERVES and FELIPA
GOMEZ LU-AG.
Any person adversely affected by
said petition may file his written opposition
with this office not later than June 16, 2014.
(Sgd.) ENGR. NEWTON A. ISAAC
Municipal Civil Registrar
EV Mail June 2-8, & 9-15, 2014
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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
Date: May 30, 2014
CCE-0065-2014 R.A. 10172
CFN- 0003-2014
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
JUSITO F. TABUDLONG has filed with this
Office, a petition for change of Childs Gender
& First Name from FEMALE to MALE &
DEOCETO to JUSITO in the certificate
of live birth of JUSITO F. TABUDLONG at
BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are
ESPECTACION FERNANDEZ and SABENIANO TABUDLONG.
Any person adversely affected by
said petition may file his written opposition
with this Office not later than MAY 30, 2014.
(Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG
City Civil Registrar
Name of Newspaper: EV Mail
Place of Publication: Leyte
Date of Publication: EV Mail June 2-8, &
9-15, 2014

Lot 12; SE along line 2-3 by Road Lot 3; SW along


line 3-4 by road Lot 8, and NW along line 4-1 by
Lot 9, Block 2.
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 35402
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 35402 per TD No. 0704000510, designated as Lot No. 11, Block 2, declared
in the name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing
an area of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square
meters, and bounded as follows: SW along line 1-2
by Lot 9, Blk 2; NW along line 2-3 by Road Lot 2; along line 3-4 by Lot 13, Blk 2, and SE along line 4-1
by Lot 12, Block
TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 35403
A parcel of land located in Cogon, Baybay City,
Leyte, covered by TCT No. 35403 per TD No. 0704000511, designated as Lot No. 12, Block 2, declared
in the name of Villa Candida T. Alkuino, containing
as area of One Hundred Twenty Seven (127) square
meters, and bounded as follows: NW along line 1-2
by Lot 11, Blk 2; NE along line 2-3 by Road Lot 14,
Blk 2; SE along line 3-4 by road Lot 3, Blk 2, and
NW along line 4-1 by Lot 10, Blk 2.
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 August 7,
2014 without further notice.
Prospective bidders/buyers may investigate the
real estate property hereinabove described and the
encumbrances thereon, if any there be.
Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines, June 2, 2014.
(Sgd.) REBECCA S. MACASO
Ex-Officio Sheriff
Copy furnished:
MS. AURORA C. CORNEL
Manager
Southern Leyte Employees Multipurpose
Cooperative (SLEM COOP)
Tunga Tunga, Maasin City, So. Leyte
SALDY B. DORON
Manhilo, Maasin City, So. Leyte
VILLA CANDIDA T. ALKUINO
Cogon, Baybay City, Leyte
WARNING
IT IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED TO REMOVE,
DEFACE, OR DESTROYTHIS NOTICE OF SALE
ON OR BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE.
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