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VOL. 11 NO.

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ORMOC CITY

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JUNE 28-JULY 4, 2010

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Inaugurals dot political scenery all over region
• In Ormoc, Mayor Codilla urges unity but warns he will not tolerate agitators
ORMOC CITY - Incumbent mayor-elect Eric “Beboy” Codilla, who is on his third term, enumerated his achievements in an end-of-term report rendered during the inaugural ceremonies of incoming city officials held at the Sangguniang Panglunsod session hall of the New Ormoc City Hall last June 30, 2010 in the afternoon. Mayor Codilla said that the same report, which he could have been made last January yet at the traditional State of the City Address (SOCA), was purposely postponed because he did not want to be accused of electioneering or early campaigning then. While the mayor called for reconciliation and unity, and to forget the nightmares and wounds inflicted of the campaign season, he also warned he will not tolerate “anybody or any
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Mayor Eric Codilla takes his oath before Executive Judge Apolinario Buaya. Also in the picture is ex-Cong. Dodong Codilla. Neophyte congresswoman Lucy Gomez-Torres stands out in the crowd of invited guests to P-Noy’s inaugural. Beside her to the right is Social Welfare Sec. Dinky Soliman.

Former Congresswoman and now Mayor of Baybay City Carmen L. Cari, together with vice-mayor Mike Cari and the new set of councilors pose for posterity with the priests who concelebrated the tranksgiving mass before their oath-taking. In Albuera, Leyte, the outgoing officials including ex-mayor Sixto dela Victoria pose with the new set which is led by his wife Hon. Erlinda dela Victoria (second from right).

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Leyte governor reiterates job generation, educ’n, health and agriculture as top priorities
TACLOBAN CITY - Leyte governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla, who is on his last term, this time expressed his commitment to focus more on information technology, tourism and agriculture that will provide employment for majority of Leyteños and continue the provision of health services to his constituents, including improving the various facilities of the different hospitals in Leyte. This, the governor emphasized on his inaugural speech last Monday, June 28, at the Leyte National High School gymnasium. The governor, together with provincial elected officials and allies, took their oath of office before Supreme Court Administrator Jose Midas P. Marquez. In a media interview after the oathtaking, the governor said he will work as a “centrist” and promised to be “least political”, to bring all Leyteños together to achieve social progress and economic development. “These programs are still part of my priorities, that I think can provide better lives of Leyteños. Having been elected as provincial governor (unopposed), I am grateful to my constituents in giving me another chance to push for our beloved province’s social progress and economic development,” the young Governor told reporters. “I ran without any opponent but it is not by accident… it is because I had the support from each one of you… and without you I will not be in this position. So, I would like to thank all of you,” Petilla stressed. It was in 2004 that Governor Petilla’s political career started. Dubbed then as the “reluctant governor”, he had grown in the shoes he took over from his mother, former governor and congresswoman (and
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Leyte governor Icot Petilla and vice-governor Bagulaya being flanked by provincial board members in a souvenir pose.

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Parents of girl “rescued” from American file for habeas corpus, wants daughter released to them
THE PARENTS of a minor who is currently in the custody of the City Social Welfare Development Office (CSWDO) after she was “rescued” from an American who was suspected to have been using her as his sex slave and housemaid, has filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus at the court here on Friday, July 2, asking that she be released to them. The girl’s parents claim that the girl’s “continued detention” at the Lingap, a home for disadvantaged girls and children, was a violation of her Constitutional right to liberty. The parents are assisted by Atty. Alejando Jose C. Pallugna, who reportedly came all the way from Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao, and filed the petition at the Regional Trial Court here on a Friday. Court sources said the lawyer told them he is also handling the American’s annulment case in Cagayan, but claimed the report by Sunstar-Cagayan that the same foreigner was previously caught with a minor at a hotel during a raid was not true. The American Daryl Eugene M. Tillman, 67, is currently facing a charge for illegal possession of firearms and a separate complaint for violation of the RA 7610 or the Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act. His rented apartment was raided in a joint CIDG and CSWDO operations sometime on June 10. The CSWDO “rescued” the girl, who to their surprise was with her two younger sisters also, and the CIDG found a gun inside his room. The suspect has put up an P80,000 bail for his temporary liberty for the illegal possession of firearms, and a preliminary investigation has yet to be done on the allegations of child abuse against him. Meanwhile, aware of the urgency of the petition, Judge James Clinton Edward C. Nuevo immediately ordered the petition’s hearing by the afternoon of Friday, at 3:00 PM. However, he did not grant the counsel’s argument to immediately release the minor, a 16-year old girl, that very afternoon to the custody of her parents because he said this was the meat of the matter that had to be determined during the hearings. City social welfare officer Marietta Legaspi, on the other hand, was represented by Atty. Augustine M. Vestil, Jr., OIC city prosecutor. During the hearing, Nuevo determined the three issues to be ventilated in a one-day marathon hearing by Wednesday, July 7. He said these are whether the CSWDO has the right to custody of the disputed minor, if the rightful custody is being withheld from the child’s parents, and whether it was for the best interest of the child to remain with the CSWDO or be released to her parents. Nuevo ordered the cancellation of all hearings set for Wednesday, to make room for the writ of habeas corpus petition. He also ordered all parties to be present by then, to avoid any postponements. This is the first petition for habeas corpus ever filed before Judge Nuevo, who is relatively new to the post. Aided by his training manual for newly appointed judges, Nuevo told the parents’ counsel that while he is aware that habeas corpus proceedings are summary in nature, the manual also states the issues have to be heard properly. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

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June 28-July 4, 2010

Macoy supporters picket City Hall, air doubts on Beboy Codilla’s win
A DAY after city officials led by reelected mayor Eric “Beboy” Codilla had their inaugural ceremony last July 30, 2010 in the afternoon, supporters of Marcos “Macoy” Larrazabal picketed the New Ormoc City Hall for the second time, to call the attention of the public that they doubt Codilla’s victory. Macario “Maki” Nazario, a former Codilla supporter who has joined Macoy’s camp last elections and one of his top leaders, said that they are on a peaceful picket to air their grievances. He also stressed nobody was paying them to picket the city hall but their actions was purely voluntary and of their own will. He also clarified reports that they were harassed and beaten by government troops, saying nothing such incident happened. When the rally started early morning of July 1, around 200 to 300 people were estimated to have joined, which dwindled in the afternoon and fizzled out with the rains. A government publicist, however, estimated the crowd to be only around 100. Nazario, who said their group have called “Nagkahiusang Ormocanon” (United

Macoy supporters boldly show their indignation, making the L sign of the Liberal Party. Ormocanons) are out to tell the public that they are seeking justice and that they find Codilla’s winning as mayor questionable. In interviews with the protesters, the EV Mail learned their doubts came because of alleged inconsistencies in the results presented by the local board of canvassers to the public. They also want the public to know that there is a pending protest against Codilla’s win at the Electoral Contests Adjudication Department, and that the mayor has even been “summoned” by the department to answer the same complaint. In a copy obtained of the said “summons”, Mayor Eric Codilla, the “protestee” was notified of the protest and was ordered to file his “verified answer within a non-extendible The controversial summons. Mayor Eric period of five days Codilla has aired he did not get a copy, maybe because it was addressed to Brgy. from receipt”. The summons, Bantigue. however, was addressed to “BaranNazario said, “Kung hongay Bantigue” instead of the orable siya, kinahanglan mulmayor’s residence at Toog, or ingkod siya na honorable diin his office at the City Hall. The way problema ug gidawat protestant, Marcos Larrazabal, gyud siya sa mga tawo.” (If he resides at Bantigue. is really honorable, he should The mayor, in an interview ensure he has the real mandate with a local radio station, of the people.) denied receiving the same see MACOY p. 12 “summons”.

Hilongos mayor vows to bring back rice bounty, preserve environs
HILONGOS, LEYTE – Newly elected Mayor Jose “Joy” Roble Jr. of this town, a scion of the late Jose “Pepe” Roble of Roble Shipping, has vowed to his constituents to return its old glory days as the biggest rice supplier in the region. Roble said that with the help of Gov. Carlos Jericho “Icot” Petilla and congressman Jose Carlos L. Cari, he is aiming at the restoration of irrigation systems in at least 10 barangays which have been destroyed in the past 18 years due to indiscriminate sand and gravel quarrying. Roble, who said he’ll leave it to media to find out who these SAG operators are to avoid political color, alluded that it was a pity that the previous administrations did not see that these “big businesses” were (L-R) Cong. Boying Cari, Gov. Icot Petilla, Mayor Joy Roble and vicenot actually helping the town coffers, much more its mayor Pamping Go during the press conference. economy. The new mayor, who holds the distinction of being the only one of two mayors who won under Gordon’s “Bagong Bayan” party, said that records at the treasurer’s office show the SAG operations earned the town some P15-million 18 years ago. It was a windfall, he admitted, during those times. But through the years, he added, it has dwindled to P245,000 in 2009, a dismal amount compared to the estimated P150-million a year that the town lost in potential rice harvests had its irrigation systems not been destroyed. Hilongos is one of Leyte province’s oldest and most progressive settlements during the Spanish times. A major port for travelers then and now, it also became a bustling hub during
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NEWS Police recovers 33 kilos of cocaine, files charges versus 6 people
June 28-July 4, 2010
CAMP RUPERTO KANGLEON, PALO – 33 kilos more of cocaine have been recovered from two areas in Eastern Samar, and this time, six people have been arrested in a buy-bust operations implemented by a joint posse from the police national headquarters and the regional command here this week. In a news conference, Ch. Supt. Rey L. Lañada, PNP regional director, said that the first buy bust operation was conducted at the Pebbles Resort, Opal Street, Purok Ramas in Barangay Bato, Borangan City which resulted to the arrest of John Carlo Cabo, 23, a resident of Barangay D-1, of the city, together with his companion Ian Dizor, 22. They were attempting to sell two “bricks” of cocaine to the poseur-buyer. Confiscated also from them was one Isuzu motorcycle. The next person to be arrested was one Noli Basilga, 34, also of Borongan. Recovered from him were nine kilos of cocaine. Police again confiscated his motorcycle. The operatives from the AntiIllegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force continued its buy bust operations and arrested Alfonso Amida, 40, of Barangay Umiwas, Maydolong. Four kilos of cocaine and a caliber 45 pistol including a motorcycle was confiscated from him. Around 2:30 in the afternoon of June 30 at Sitio Pipil-oton, Barangay Maybocog, Maydolong, police again arrested Gil Café, 36, and Danilo Dala, 50, ballot vendor. Confiscated from them were another two bricks of cocaine, but in large volume. The two bricks weighed 20 kilos in all. Accordingly, after proper investigation and documentation, criminal charges were formally filed against the arrested suspects in inquest proceedings for violation of Sec. 5, Art. II of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act. Illegal possession of firearms was also filed against Alfonso Amiday. The running total of cocaine bricks, said to weigh a kilo each in their original packs, that have been recovered from the coasts of Eastern and Northern Samar is now 338 kilograms. Police officials said that they still had a long way to go, as at least an estimated 1,000 kilos were dumped off the seas of Eastern Samar by
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Of wang-wangs and Ati-atihan
THIS WEEK was a nightmare. We have so much material to put into the pages that choosing which story takes precedent over another was ticklish. We have had two major fiestas – Ormoc and Tacloban Cities – and the inaugurals. I had to break off this week from a tradition, which is to publish the new President’s inaugural address in full. I always did with PGMA’s State of the Nation address. I hope we will have space for it next week but we still have a lot of pictorials to print. The President’s message was simple, reflecting the man that he is known to be – of simple tastes (he has even been criticized as baduy) and of simple pleasures. The company of his nephews and sisters is enough to keep him happy. I hope he stands up to our expectations, if not exceed it. It’s a pity that Alex Lacson, one of LP’s senatorial bets, did not make it. Lacson is of the same mold. He believes the Filipino is worth dying for, and there is a simple formula to make this country a better place to live in - that is, everybody becomes a law abiding citizen and follow simple rules like traffic regulations and the like. Well, I hope the “wang-wang” days of politicians are over. At this juncture, I could not help veer off to a conversation I had with the governor, Icot Petilla, last Saturday. I asked him that with the President making especial emphasis on the “wang-wang”, is this going to signal the end of the Romualdezes penchant for it. The governor said, “Well, there are still complaints but eventually, P-Noy’s rule will apply to all or none at all”. Anyway, here in the city, there is a foreigner who has a “wang-wang” but he’s been telling everybody he is “untouchable” by the police because he is a generous patron to them. He gives them donations here are there, pays for their parties, and even some highly placed city officials have debts with him. He’s been awarded many plaques of appreciation by the Army, the police and whatever have you. Well, I’ve been told he’s nice when not drunk. Sort of Mr. Jekyll and Hyde, his personality changes when he’s intoxicated. But since he is generous to them, the police allegedly just turn a blind eye, and in his wangwang’s case, a deaf ear. Well, I hope that out of respect for the president of the land he has chosen to be a “permanent resident” of, he learns to respect some of its basic rules and discards his wang-wang. I also hope our police officers have enough pride to know when they are being made “utouto”. Ati-atihan, a popular barbecue chicken food joint, is under a new management. It is now ran by Bong Allosa, who aside from the resto, runs a spa and salon, a haute couture house, even their family construction. He is an engineer, by the way. The food at Ati-atihan is great now, or should I say, again. Their chicken barbecue is juicy and their halo-halo spectacular. But in everything, there is also a downside. Two other tables occupied by friends and their families had the same complaints. We just found the band music too loud for our liking. In fact, a few minutes when the party on the third table came in, the band said they were taking a break
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A new world order
THE WORLD is in great flux these days. The still festering economic crisis mainly gripping the US and Europe is provoking vast and fast changes all over. Russian leaders, for example, now talk about a new thrust in massive modernization. For this, they are willing to modify some of their socialistic ways to attract more foreign investors who have the right kind of plans for Russia’s needs. China, on the other hand, seems poised to dominate the world economy if they know how to play with their increasingly powerful currency. This development has been worrying the US and Europe as they now clearly see the threat China poses to them. We, in our country, may not be in the middle of these sea changes, neither in the good or the rising side nor in the bad or the sinking part. But obviously we can’t help but be affected and somehow involved. We have to know how to play our part. So far, the world drama and suspense seems focused on the economic side, with the usual social and political aspects as unavoidable companions. This is a mindset that needs to be drastically changed, and we can play a part in this effort. What we have to do is see to it that we are liberated from such restrictive mentality. We need to widen our perspective to include the often neglected spiritual element that actually serves as the directing principle in this cliff-hanging predicament, and we have to tell everyone about it. We should never belittle this attitude. Very often in big conflicts and controversies, the solutions and relief are made possible by the quiet prayers and sacrifices of men and women doing their daily work conscientiously. These remedies come about when sound social doctrines are applied to their work. It’s about time we shout to the whole world that the spiritual angle has a right to citizenship in any discussion of world issues and problems. Those big economic, social and political strategies, which many world leaders flaunt, will always start in the hearts of men, and also end there. If those hearts are not in their proper condition, when they just get contented with purely worldly values and are averse to the more important spiritual and religious values, they will soon enter into a problem. Their vision is likely myopic, their understanding shallow, their reactions knee-jerk. For sure, that may sound very simplistic to say, especially if we consider that following spiritual values involve a lot of sacrifice while the earthly values can give instant advantages. How many of us get blinded, confused and then misdirected by this play of things so typical of our human condition! We have to do all we can to realize that the long-term, more lasting and definitive solutions to our problems are attained when the spiritual values are given their due attention. We have to be quick to identify what are mere false advantages, and learn to do away with them. We have to be mature enough to distinguish between the precious and the pressing, the ultimate and the immediate, and know how to play with those parameters. We have to know that joy comes after some suffering, and to distinguish which suffering can lead to authentic development and which ones do not.
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Good news for the environmentalists
THIS CORNER featured before an item that had to do with the environment but it was only in passing. Let us give it more focus because, like it or not, we owe our lives to Mother Earth and how we make it ideal for us to live on it should be given more weight. We have only one planet to live on; we should make Mother Earth livable because there is no other like it. This corner got material from my friend, Mr. Jose Burgos, who is a product of UP-Los Banos and an authority on plants and animal behavior. He is so gifted that he can teach birds tricks that are out of the ordinary. As we all know, birds do not have brains. This is the reason we come up with the term, “bird brain” which means ‘no brain.’ For one to teach them tricks, he must have to be extraordinary. This corner got the surprise of his life when I paid him a visit at his Manolo Tan Compound residence a couple of years ago. He pointed to me a bird perched on top of one of the trees in the compound and told me he will shoot it. Of course I objected because birds are harmless and they are God’s creatures; they are also seen in the churches. It is not good to kill just for the sake of killing. It is only when you are hungry and in search for food that makes it justifiable. Before I knew it, he shouted “bang” with his index finger pointed to the bird and the bird fell to the ground lifeless with its feet up; and remained lifeless and still until he made a signal and the bird forthwith soared up to the sky. Lest we deviate from the subject matter, let us leave his exploits behind. ß It was learned that a healthy and clean environment is a “demandable legal right,” especially among the poor. “This makes environmental justice more accessible to the poor,” as quoted by DENR Sec. Horacio Ramos in his meeting with the 25,000 strong personnel of the DENR. Regular courts can also grant 72-hour temporary environmental protection order, similar to a regular restraining order if the case at hand is deemed a matter of extreme
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Follow up or down
THANKS TO an innocent boy “4.500 board feet of illegal lumber/was/ found near Albuera, April 30. Tightlipped adults in the sitio did not inform the military about the hidden lumber. That silence is close to criminal. As reported, the military was congratulated for “a job well done”. We all need good news. See EV Mail 4/26-5/2, 2010. Often the truth comes from children, who have not learnt to lie or pretend. We do not want to be reminded of illegal logging partly causing and cursing the 1991 flood in Ormoc. Sometimes I wonder if the illegal loggers after 19 years can sleep in peace with a clean conscience. 1 single bad and cursed share (e.g. of illegal logging) equals three or numerous scaring shares. >< ONE single good and blessed share equals two or numerous glad shares. That is the arithmetic of Logic of Love. Upstream/downstream Some stretches of Anilao River in Ormoc are picturesque: yes, goats and carabaos help to keep the riverbed clean and yet green. They don’t collect the basura, which taints the picture. Night-time only (?) the residents along the river enjoy the “river lights”. Where are the tourists? Daytime, the tourists, are not there partly since various vehicles are parked and passing along both river side walks. Glad to say, we have carabaos and goats up in Malbasag River also. Sad to say, there are basura hills on only (?) one river brink in our barangay, S.P. Rain brings down some basura to pollute the Proper (?) City. Glad to announce that soon after election some stretches of drainages along the highway in our brgy. S.P. were cleaned. You should have seen and smelt the black piles of basura. That was not picturesque. Better late than never, anyhow. XX Our cat, Mao Tse Tung, always covers his droppings due to instinctive discipline. Humans, especially urbans, try to disregard our instincts. Most (?) small farmers try to keep their wells and fields free from basura. In the not so clean City proper the Street Cleaners collect our basura. Their salary is small for that important job. Basura carries multiple negatives: dirt in drainages and streets, stomach problems for
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Time to review the Philippines’ energy policy
AS THE election fever fades and the new faces in government begin to settle into the comforts of their well appointed offices, maybe it is time to remind our officials that we need to take another close look at the nation’s energy policy and find ways of improving its ability to absorb another oil shock and ensure a steady flow of crude oil and power to the country. The nation’s security hinges in part on the ability of our armed forces to have enough fuel to patrol our borders to keep out interlopers, smugglers, illegal aliens, gunrunners and unlicensed foreign commercial fishers. The Philippines’ 36,000 kilometers of coastline is almost double than that of the U.S., the fifth longest in the world only behind Canada, Indonesia, Greenland and Russia. It consumes more than 350,000 barrels of oil per day and imports about 90% of its daily needs. It is very vulnerable to another oil shock like the one in 1973 when OPEC imposed an oil embargo to the west. Remember, about 65% of our fuel consumption goes to transportation and industries. We cannot afford to close industries and let transportation stop because of inaction by our leaders. Planning and preparing for this contingency now is key to survival unless the country decides to just shutdown and capitulate by default when the crisis comes. The political flash points in the Middle East and Africa where most of our crude purchases come from are power kegs waiting to explode. Here are some options to consider by our energy planners: • Encourage domestic investors to tie-up with international partners to increase drilling and look for oil in Palawan, Sulu Sea, Mindanao and other area. • Review taxation laws to make them more competitive with neighbors like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. These countries have succeeded in attracting major oil companies that have the technology and financial muscles to fund the search for oil. An offshore oil well may cost from $150 million to $300 million U.S. to drill, a lot of money that domestic investors may be reluctant to spend because oil drilling can also result in a dry well if technology and interpreting geophysical data are are not optimized. • Re-focus and let the Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC) become a catalyst and leader in domestic oil exploration. Study the business models of NOCs like Petronas of Malaysia, Saudi Aramco of Saudi Arabia and Petrobas of Brazil and learn lessons of their successes. • Look into establishing a strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) for the country enough to let nation run for at least 15 days in the event of an oil crisis. Opponents of the SPR always balk because of the cost of a SPR program but if one were to factor in the risks and rewards, the answer can be obviously favorable for the country. Early this year, many parts of the country experienced rotating brownouts reminiscent of the power crisis in the 1990s. It feels deja vu once again. The short-term lack for electricity
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Rare and endangered
SCIENTISTS believe that within the next 30 years 50% of the earth’s species could die in one of the fastest mass extinctions in the planet’s 4.5 billion years history. Such an unprecedented extinction rate threatens the complex web of life, including the species responsible for the crisis – we, the people. The loss of species is caused by the growing size of human populations, and the rate at which humans consume resources and cause changing climate. Let’s look at the Philippine situation. The freshwater Philippine crocodile is found only here but it continues to face threats from human disturbance. The latest survey recorded only 100 adult crocs left in the wild, making the animal one of the most severely threatened species on earth. Recently, a previously unknown species of a dragon-sized, fruit-eating lizard was discovered. The giant, golden-spotted monitor lizard, is as long as a full-grown man is tall, and endowed with a double penis. They discovered the brightly-colored beast living in trees in a hard-to-reach river valley of northern Luzon. This dragon lizard is in the 300 new rare species of reptiles, including the sail-fin water lizard and the Panay monitor lizard, both of which are found only in the Philippines. These two species of lizards are threatened with extinction due to logging activities in their habitat and due to people hunting them for food. Meanwhile, a rare species of mangrove, a hybrid mangrove produced by ‘bakauan lalaki’ and ‘bakauan bato’, was discovered in Zambales. The species can be found in other countries, like India, but it is also rare there. The finding can be considered the first record of such species in Luzon. As hybrids are sterile, they cannot reproduce. The only way to conserve it is to protect the population of its parent plants, according to scientists. Natural mangroves in the Philippines are very rare now given the massive cutting and conversion to aquaculture ponds. The Philippines already lost 70 to 80 percent of its natural mangroves. In a study conducted in Mt. Pangasugan, VSU researchers found many animal species listed by the World Conservation Union in the Red List of Threatened Animals, including the Philippine tarsier, Philippine flying fox, and Fischer’s pygmy fruit bat. But on the brighter side, a new species of orchid (Dendrobium milaniae) and a tiger beetle (Thopeutica milaniae) were discovered in Mt. Pangasugan and hence named in honor of the former VSU president Dr. Paciencia P. Milan, a renowned ecologist. There are potentially a lot more left undiscovered in the area. Other flora and fauna have been identified in the VSU study funded by Federal Republic of Germany (through the ViSCA-GTZ Applied Tropical Ecology Program). New records of the microbat, with a length of 5.5 centimeters and body weight of 10 grams, and two new species of the fish Goblidae were also found by the VSU survey. This double whammy – loss of endangered species and destruction of many rare organisms - is one of the reasons why we are vehemently opposed to any mining activities in Mt. Pangasugan.

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Quo vadis, P-Noy?
A BELATED “Happy Fiesta” to all Ormocanons considering this humble column will come out after your celebration of St. Peter and Paul’s Day. Please give allowance to my recollection of my father’s story about the famous phrase in Latin, “QUO VADIS PETRUS?” or “Where are you going Peter?”, a loud voice from above seemed to speak to him when he turned around on his way to Rome. As Peter was getting nearer to Rome, the naked prisoners nailed to crosses dying on both sides of the paved Roman Highway were getting more closer. Certainly when resting along the roadside during evenings with other travelers, he listened to more dreadful stories. Christian prisoners were thrown into the arena of the Great Coliseum together with wild animals, like lions and tigers, to be torn apart alive. Certainly the roar of cheers from the Emperor, royal members and the Roman crowd in the SRO coliseum were louder but with the same primitive animalistic ardor with the crowd cheering Manny Pacquio’s fight in the MGM Arena. Indeed, civilization has not changed so much to be considered truly civilized. Peter turned around again this time towards Rome. He was finally martyred and nailed to the cross. Traditional story persisted on his wish to be nailed on the cross but upside down. He insisted he was not worthy to be nailed upright like our Lord Jesus Christ as shown in many statues and paintings of today. However, St. Peter’s Basilica fronted by St. Peter’s Square, the center of Christianity in Rome, is named in his honor. After the swearing into office of President Benigno Aquino III, the nation will be asking “QUO VADIS” President Aquino?” The Archipelago hoped he will be more dynamic than his mother to implement his sworn campaign pledge to reduce graft and corruption in government. I recall my cousin-in-law, a retired BIR Director, during our impromptu talks. He
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Wang-wang
Dear Atty. Golo, Nindot ang gibuhat ni Pres. Noynoy nga dili mogamit og wang-wang ang mga sakyanan. Naay uban mga police abusado. Mag wang-wang kay “emergency” konohay, kalibangon lang diay. Naa bay balaod nagdili sa mga sakyanan paggamit og mga wang-wang? Malipay jud ko kon wa nay mag wang-wang kay koyawan ko. Na “nervous” man gud ko tungod sa akong asawa. Gunad me naminyo hangtod karon ang iyang tingog lanog pa kay sa wang-wang. Mao tingali wa magminyo si Pres. Noynoy kay hadlok siya’g wang-wang? Matinahuron, Wingwing Dear Wings, Gidili ang wang-wang o mga hiramenta sama sa “siren”, “horn” og uban pang mga “gadget” sa sakyanan nga makahatag og sobrang kasaba, (PD 96, Sec. 1). Si Pres. Noynoy pwede mogamit og wang-wang tongod sa iyang posisyon apan dili siya ganahan kay gusto siyang ang balaod pantay-pantay sa pagtuman. Maayo nga panig-ingnan ang gihimo sa atong Presidente. Bahin sa iyang wa pagminyo, personal niya na nga discarte og ayaw yaga-yagai. Hinoon, respetohi. Ikaw bitaw, kontra nimo ang wang-wang peru imong gipakaslan! Sa kanunay, Manny G. Golo
e.g.gololaw@gmail.com Dear Yong, I am in fourth year college from Isabel. I have a childhood crush that I introduced to my best friend. They instantly hit it off. After a while, the relationship cooled down and my childhood crush went to me for comfort. It wasn’t long before we fell for each other. Now, how can I tell my best friend that her estranged boyfriend is now also mine? Which happiness must I prioritize, my best friend’s or mine? Should I be guilty? Yours, Desperate-lady-from-Isabel Dear Desperate-lady-from-Isabel, What a predicament you are in. It is indeed uncomfortable to share a lover with your best friend. But first things first: was your boyfriend’s relationship with your best friend already formally ended? Was your crush free when he entered into a relationship with you? If your answers are in the affirmative, then I think you have no problem. You have every right to be happy just like your best friend. However, if the answers are on the negative, maybe you should reconsider your new relationship. Your boyfriend should be man enough to be honest with your best friend that he is already in love with someone else- you. Truth is always the best. Your best friend may lose her affections for you for a while, but she will continue to respect you if you can be honest with her. Good luck! Sincerely, Yong (Yong is an educator of one of the colleges in Ormoc City- please send your problems to polo_rom@yahoo.com)

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The Gospel on Sunday
July 4, 2010 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Luke 10:25-37 There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test him and said, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you read it?” He said in reply, You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your being, with all your strength, and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” He replied to him, “You have answered correctly; do this and you will live.” But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man fell victim to robbers as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho. They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead. A priest hap-

pened to be going down that road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. Likewise a Levite came to the place, and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side. But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him was moved with compassion at the sight. He approached the victim, poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them. Then he lifted him up on his own animal, took him to an inn, and cared for him. The next day he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction, ‘Take care of him. If you spend more than what I have given you, I shall repay you on my way back.’ Which of these three, in your opinion, was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

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Rotary Club of Ormoc, Inc. celebrates bumper year, inducts new officers
THE ROTARY Club of Ormoc, Inc. which has recently been named “Most Outstanding Club” in District 3860, had its induction of new officers at the Garvie’s Hall in Sabin Resort Hotel on Saturday, June 26. The club’s new president is Atty. Joy Mejia-Romero, also the president of the Occidental Leyte Bar Association for the year, who has the tough challenge to at least equal, if not outdo, her predecessor Anna Abanes-Bumagat. The 44th induction affair of the club is among the memorable that they had, Bumagat said in her farewell address. It is because it culminates a year when the club gained seven recognitions, including the most coveted “Most Outstanding Club Award”. Outgoing president Bumagat did not mention that she was also named “Most Outstanding Club President”, which was the club’s eighth citation, which was only revealed later by incoming president Joy Romero in her acceptance speech. Adding to its significance is that the incoming Rotary District 3860 Governor is a club member, Peter “Perok” Rodriguez whom Anna said considers Rotary as his “first love”. Bumagat described her year as “exciting” even as she was only informed of her election to the post through phone. Extracting a promise from Joy Romero, who is known for her organizational skills and dictatorial style, to be her secretary, Bumagat said she accepted the challenge. She then proceeded to infuse to the club her teacher’s skills and to promote club attendance and camaraderie, formed four teams. The team members were tasked at taking care of each other and ensuring all would come to meetings. She proudly announced that they even surpassed the “ideal” 70 percent attendance rating for the year. To recognize those who helped her presidency, she gave away club awards. Named Rotarian of the Year was incoming DG Perok Rodriguqz. Citations for leadership were given to immediate past president Rene Romero, club services to Wesley “Congressman Eking” Chu, community service to Dr. Jerry Chiong, vocational service to Dominador Miro, Rotary Foundation advocacy to Jovie Aviles and project chairman Randy chu, 100 percent attendance citations were also given to Rodriguez, Bumagat herself, and power duo Rene and Joy Romero. The leading team was “Alpha” who were given mugs with a picture of them doing acrobatic. Present also to share the moment with Bumagat and incoming president Romero were guests from their sister clubs of Loyola Heights in Manila and Fuente in Cebu. Past President of Loyola Heights Nilo Rapista presented the club a plaque of appreciation for its effort to bring relief to the victims of typhoon Ondoy. He also gave the Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay a similar citation, which was received by its incoming president Gregorio Oroc. Three new members were also inducted. They are Dr. William Co, Dr. Sandra Chiong and Rex Tan. The induction of new officers was officiated by RTC judge James Clinton Richard Coquilla Nuevo, a member of the club itself. The new officers are Romero, vice-president Edmund Kierulf, Secretary Nacho Veloso, Treasurer Wesley Chu, and directors Dennis de Veyra, Jerry Chiong, Andrew Abanes and Randy Chu. Incoming District Governor Perok Rodriguez delivered the keynote address. He told club members and the guests that he believes in Rotary, and what it can do for humanity and the wellbeing of the member itself. During his incumbency, he also wants to impart the same enthusiasm for Rotary ideals and the fact that when people band together to do a good thing, they make things possible. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

A. The members and officers of the Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay in a wacky group pose. B. Judge Clinton Nuevo inducts Atty. Joy Mejia-Romero as president. C. Outgoing president Anna Abanes-Bumagat (right) turns over the gavel to the incoming president. D. The Rotary ladies and spouses.

Ormocanon USA, Inc. holds 2nd medical mission
ORMOCANON U.S.A. Inc., a group of Ormocanons living in Northern California, sponsored a medical mission held this Saturday, July 3, at the Ipil Elementary School to provide medical care to disadvantaged residents including those from neighboring villages, even as far as Sherwood in Albuera. The success of the said medical mission was made possible through the financial contribution and voluntary services provided by the members of the mentioned organization. It was learned that the said organization was established by Pedro Omega, together with some Ormocanons who live in Northern California, in the 1960’s. They’ve been helping the disadvantaged in their previous hometown since. Pedro’s daughter, Linda Omega-Roura, who continues her father’s work, also clarified that their organization is different from Ormocanon International that are mostly composed of Ormocanons living in Southern California. Their current president is Florello Jayme. Jayme said that they had done a similar medical mission at Brgy. Milagro three years ago. Noting its success, they decided to repeat it and came up with roughly 1,000-US dollars or P46,420 for the mission. They coordinated the mission with the Basic Ecclesial Community of the Parish of Ipil, for them The primemovers behind the missions of the Ormocanon USA in to determine the target their native homeland of Ormoc City. beneficiaries. Local partners like Atty. Iñaki Larrazabal and wife Leni provided vehicles to fetch the patients. To keep the order, the people were deployed to four stations where they were examined for their needs. 25 kindhearted doctors, four pharmacists, eight dentists, and four optometrists volunteered their medical expertise for the mission. Those with vision problems with “grades” Volunteer nurses take the BP’s of the beneficiaries, the initial step ranging from 100-300 to further examinations. received their glasses on the spot, which the Ormocanon USA bought from VIEW ... from p. 4 Eye-to-Eye and Ormoc Vision anyway, so there was no need to complain. I went an extra mile and asked a waitress not to turn their Optical. backs on the customers, because once in a while we had some After the medical exams, orders and could not catch their attentions because they were the beneficiaries were also nakatalikod. provided with free lunch. For Bong, as a friend and your customer, I suggest you play band now, the expat group wishes music later in the night. I love listening to band music, especially to repeat the said activity after if they are playing the songs of my time, but not when eating. another three years. By Rom- Studies show that if you run a restaurant, piped in mellow music mel M. Quilantang is the best. It stimulates good appetite, encourages good conversations, making people order more food, deserts, etc.

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Lucy sponsors Parade of Saints, graduates from crash course
REP. LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ, together with 121 other neophyte congressmen, recently graduated from a crash course on Legislation and Parliamentary Procedures which she took at UP-Diliman. Gomez’s sister, Caren TorresRama, said the neophyte congressman was supposed to come for the Procession of Saints, a first in the city, organized by the parish church last June 28. However, she could not because of her tight schedule from her graduation to the President’s inauguration on June 30, to which she was invited. Gomez is a party member of the Liberal Party and is a very close friend of Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s sister Kris. She is the godmother of Baby James Yap. Despite her absence, it was learned that Gomez provided for the snacks and hot porridge served to the students, teachers and lay people who joined the procession. Ms Rama said those who joined the procession really appreciated the congresswoman’s thoughtfulness as it turned out to be a very cold affair, with the participants getting drenched in the rain. The hot porridge provided warm comfort. The Procession of Saints is the first in the city. The annual tradition

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Holduppers back in business, victimize 3
TWO MEN held up an eatery at Ormoc Heights at around 4:00 early in the morning of June 30, and got P3,700 from the helpers manning the place. An hour earlier, two men who also fit the same description robbed a resident of Cogon and got P3,500 from her. According to Delia Petero and Leonides Nacion, the helpers who were manning the eatery, the men had bonnets on to conceal their identities. The eatery is Lydia’s Eatery and owned by one Glecerio Cruz, who was not around when the heist happened. The helpers told the police that the two men, after alighting from a motorcycle, approached them with a gun and demanded they give them their day’s sales. Afraid they might be shot, they immediately gave in and in their fright, could not even remember the color of the motorcycle. Meanwhile, the earlier victim was a Consolacion Gemina, a resident of the Bello Compound in Cogon. The two men reportedly accosted her, and she even attempted to fight them off but finally gave in and P3,500 was taken from her. The police are also suspecting that the same duo is the same who robbed Fe Cabato, a resident of Magaswe, while she was on her way to the San Lorenzo de Ruiz Parish Church early morning of Sunday. The robbers got her cell phone and her bag which contained P500. By Paul Libres

Fake P1,000 bills
THE POLICE here are warning businessmen and storekeepers to be more circumspect and examine bills paid to them, especially of the P1,000 denomination because two fruit vendors were recently victimized by counterfeiters. The first victim was Alex Tomada, a resident of Capoocan, Leyte who arrived in the city last June 30 with mangoes for sale. A customer whom he said was a Vilma Nuñez, ordered some 96 kilos of mangoes from him and readily paid for it. However, the next day, he discovered that one of the bills paid to him was a fake P1,000. He tried to return the said bill to Nunez, but the woman denied paying the counterfeit money to him. The next victim, also on June 30, was one Justina delos Santos. She had three counterfeit P1,000 bills with her, which she said was paid to her by separate customers. The first, she said, bought two kilos of mango from her. The second bought two more kilos, and the third another two kilos. In all, she gave them change amounting to around P2,700. However, to her surprise, when she tried to use the money to buy something, she was refused saying that her bill was fake. By Paul Libres

is just to parade the images of Sts. Peter and Paul but this time, the church extended it to include other icons to raise awareness among the faithful of the various saints and their exemplary deeds. The young congresswoman, acknowledged to be one of the loveliest faces in showbiz, is known to be very religious. Her first official act as congresswomanelect was to inaugurate a Marian exhibit in celebration of the National Heritage Month of June, which she took as a sign boding REP. LUCY TORRES-GOMEZ is flanked by husband Richard Gomez and Cong. Quimbo of Marikina on the left and ABC partylist Noli, Congw. Lani Mercado of Cavite and Cong. well for her office. In a hotly contest- Cua of Quirino. ed race for Congress, EV Mail through a FaceBook mesGomez pulled a surprise when sage that they are now looking at putCong. Lucy TorresGomez endeared herself to the voters she decided to step in Richard Go- ting up a scholarship fund for poor but when she stepped in her husband’s mez’s shoes after he was disqualified deserving students in the 4th district. shoes and rallied people to vote for by Comelec for lack of residency The congresswoman also spon“good”, saying they deserve better requirements, when everybody was sored a Frisbee tournament for its than politicians who openly flaunt saying the Torres family would draw enthusiasts, also on June 28, after it the line there. that politics is a devil’s game. was not made an official part of the Meanwhile, Richard Gomez who fiesta activities by the execom. By With barely three days before the election to campaign, she won by will be Lucy’s chief of staff, told the Lalaine M. Jimenea 24,701 votes over her closest rival.

Happy fiesta to the Cities of Ormoc & Tacloban!!!

n The Philippines, at the risk of starvation, a person can literally be fed just by moving from barrio to barrio, town to town, city to city, province to province. Here in The Philippines, we have more fiestas than we have people. You don’t need to make dinner; you just need to find a fiesta. Obviously I’m exaggerating here. But, in our small city in the province, we have our fiesta on the 29th day of June, who knows? Maybe there’s a fiesta in a neighbouring city as well. Maybe a few days from that, we have another fiesta at another place, and then 3 days another one pops in. If counted that’s 5 fiestas in 13 days. After these grueling, yet delicious, days, I’m ready to swear Lechon off for life. Well, at least until the next round. Isn’t it amazing that when some of us are in college, and eating Pancit Canton during the end of the month (because, some would spend all their allowance during the first two weeks of the month), we would literally be daydreaming of the day that we would come home and start pigging out during the fiestas? The whole year round Philippine fiestas of all kinds mark the Filipino calendar. Not only popular saints but also the most obscure ones are given a place for celebration. Why has this practice been embedded in the Filipino culture? To appease the gods this was a key factor in ancient pagan worship in the Philippines. Mystical religious beliefs before the Spaniards came centered on worshipping gods believed to control certain aspects of life livelihood, family, health, wealth, and others. To make life better, the belief said, regular ritual offerings to these gods had to be done. The gods seemed quickly angered by the smallest mistakes and vented wrath on livelihood and nature. The practice was somehow carried over into modern times so that one reason still used for Philippine fiestas is to stave off calamities and ill luck, aside from thanksgiving for good harvest, and ask lots of wishes. A pledge Philippine fiestas are like capital poured into investments. They have to be celebrated grandly to ensure good life ahead. The bigger money poured out for a Philippine fiesta the more sure it is that there is a return of investment. If one wishes for more harvests from fields or the sea, or more luck in business or employment, or physical healing, or more rain, then one ought to dole out more quality meals in a fiesta celebration. If one’s really financially hard-up, then the alternative is to have active parts in the celebration dance in the streets, help carry or pull a mounted statue, help in the fiesta preparations, or plain behave well throughout the celebration. And here’s the key to all these: the devotee has to pledge or promise to keep this going each annual Philippine fiesta. Finally, Philippine fiestas have been “balikbayan” incentives, or come-ons for expatriates, to visit or come back for good to the municipalities or cities celebrating them. Since pre-Hispanic times, Filipinos have been known to live in other countries. Later, they ventured to farther places like the US and Europe. Philippine fiestas lure them back to reminisce old times and be also celebrated in the community as overseas “heroes.” Now, as most of us far-flung students, who have the ill-fate of being able to miss the sweet smell of lechon, the sweet iced fruit salad and the endless laughter of friends enjoying the festive season. All we have are but memories of the fiestas that we once participated in, having basked ourselves in priority of our school books and reports. Some of us find ways to go home, while some patiently wait for Facebook albums to update entitled “Ormoc Fiesta 2010” and the like. But we do not have a heavy heart for after all of these are through, I can fully enjoy a lifetime’s worth of fiestas and more. The memories and the thoughts of yester years and the fun that we have will be kept, still a part of the rich culture that we hold forever. The Fiesta is just one of the cultural traditions that we Filipinos have inherited from our Spanish heritage. It is a celebration to the individual Patron Saints that each town has. For example, the celebration we have is for Sts. Peter and Paul. Nowadays, the focus is made on food, food, food, and some other food, and oh yeah... Beer, Gin, Vodka, Rum, Tuba, basically anything alcoholic except rubbing alcohol. I think, the drinking part is great, because you are truly humbled when you turn your head and you see your Dad belching away to the tune of “I Write the Songs” by Barry Manilow… flailing his arms wildly, trying to keep up with the words on the Karaoke TV screen… and you have to say to your friends in a cringed voice, because your mom is around, “Yeah that’s my Dad!” But where did the fiesta come from? It was explained that “the fiesta began as a patchwork of pagan rituals and Spain’s Christian tradition celebrated to honor saints and religious figures. But they have since assumed a more secular character, much of the merriment fuelled by inordinate drinking, costumed dancing, frenzied singing, indiscriminate eating, as well as assorted street games and carnival rides. Not to mention the attempt to trump other celebrations and haul in the cash in the process.” Oh, I love fiestas. Thank you Spain for invading our Land… Thank goodness for Christianity! And thank the Lord for the glorious food that any fiesta brings. And for memories of such festivities for 2010, I think of the happiness and the family that are celebrating there. Happy Fiesta Sts. Peter and Paul!

HE SAINT Peter’s College of Ormoc [SPC] Alumni consisting of high school graduates from years 1940-2002 were united in their 96th Alumni Homecoming held last July 3, 2010 with the theme “Don’t Stop Believing. The best is yet to come” at the Ormoc Superdome. This year’s activity sponsors were the Silver Jubilarians Batch ‘85 headed by Angelita “Angie” Ablen-Codilla and the Golden Jubilarians Batch ’60 headed by Engr. Wilfredo Fiel. The whole day activity started with a motorcade around the city, with the different batches wearing their batch t-shirts and carrying their batch banners. A thanksgiving mass followed then the election of alumni officers. A tour at the campus at St. Peter’s College Campus was also held, ending up in the traditional wreath-laying at the foot of the statue of Fr. Ismael Cataag. Elected alumni association officers for the year are Dr. Rhoel Dejano, president, Chiqui Labagala, vice-president, Gingging Alarde, secretary and Rhea Mae Advincula, treasurer. At the Superdome, the highlight was the turnover of the alumni key to the batches that would be hosting next year’s homecoming. Angie Codilla, in her speech, said that it was the joint collaboration between their batch and the golden Jubilarians that made the activity a success. She said that they wished to achieve a simple and yet warm interaction between various batches and she was not disappointed. Malen Larrazabal, outgoing alumni association president, on the other hand, said that the grand homecoming and turnover ceremonies was started last year through the initiative of Batch 1982. She said she had noticed that in the past, some of the batches would just have their own reunions, so what she did was to invite all of the batches to a single reunion and formalize the transfer of responsibility sponsorship from one batch to another. Larrazabal mentioned that from then, the SPC alumni association have initiated other activities such as sports fests and sponsoring projects for their alma mater. By Rommel M. Quilantang

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confiscated, surrendered and recovered (CCSR) from the New Peoples Army (NPAs) over a period of 5 years from 2005 up to the present. Of these, only 71 were standard or government issued firearms that went to the hands of the NPAs during encounters with government troops. The 397 were homemade or “paltik” said Tabaquero. The previous CCSR firearms from 1985-2004 were sent to Manila. The assorted burnt firearms are already unserviceable, homemade, defaced serial numbers which are reasons of the demilitarization and we got orders from the national headquarters for this action.” The NPAs whose aim is to destroy peace in our community, has an arsenal that has been reduced dramatically over the past years” added Tabaquero. “Even if we are always ready for war and combat, the Philippine Army always take

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Army general “demilitarizes” confiscated firearms from rebels
Palo, Leyte – “Today is a new horizon, a challenge to make a change for a better Philippines. God has spoken through the mandate of our people with a new President of our Republic. As we witnessed history unfold, we also have a first in the history of the Philippine Army today here in the region, the demilitarization of 468 firearms” said Major General Arthur Tabaquero, commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division said during a press conference at the 8th Forward Service Support Unit (FSSU) in its headquarters at this town. “When I was first assigned here, I noticed these stock of firearms in the warehouse of the Division in Camp Maulong, Catbalogan, Samar and then we started to conduct inventory and account all these firearms. These 468 firearms were part of the 574 firearms that were captured,

The cache of firearms. into consideration the safety of the people in the community” Tabaquero further added. Meanwhile, Tabaquero said he is ready for his new assignment which he didn’t divulge as yet. He said he was already given the warning from the national headquarters for a possible transfer. “I would like to point out that Region 8 is close to my heart,

The guns are burned in front of media and other witnesses. this is my favorite assignment. This is where I got my “estrella” (star), my promotions, Tabaquero pointed out. He had earlier Camp Downes in Ormoc City where 200 soldiers are on training. Major General Tabaquero did the ceremonial destruction of the firearms using the circular in the presence of the officers of the 8th Infantry.

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sector who will exploit or abuse the situation commercially”. “Kanang gamiton ba ta. Na himoon tag artista. Paawayawayon ta para mo-gain silag popularity or mo-gain sila og something. I call to all my fellow Ormocanons na di ta magpada sa tama”, he said. He added that he is calling on everybody to “heal the wounds” and one way “is not to talk about it”. The mayor said he is a “considerate man” and he doesn’t want to talk about the past elections anymore. The inaugural affair was witnessed by the mayor’s family, his father outgoing Rep. Eufrocino “Dodong” Codilla Sr. and mother Babie, sisters and brothers. Also present were the families of other elected city officials, barangay chairmen and council, the press and other invited guests. Codilla, who scored 37,661 over Marcos “Macoy” Larrazabal’s 29,335 or a difference of 8,326, also mentioned that some Ormocanons still have doubts over his overwhelming victory, though he acknowledged those who continue to trust him. He said he finds these doubts to be “blessings in disguise” since they give him the opportunity to improve himself and to continue his dedicated service as mayor since he took office way back 2004. Aided with a PowerPoint presentation, the mayor then proceeded to enumerate his achievements. He also encouraged Ormocanons get over from the “nightmares and wounds” of the elections, and unite once more for the improvement of the city. Mayor Codilla said that way back in 2004, after he was first elected, he immediately held meetings with various government officials to check the financial status and financial capacity of the city to respond to the city’s priorities. He explained that based on their studies, Ormoc still have to strengthen the foundations for a massive industrialization program such as improving the city’s facilities and educational system. Unlike Cebu, which is fully industrialized, Ormoc has a long way to go. But such weakness can be the latter’s strength. Since Cebu is in dire need for food supply, and Ormoc is one of the rice granaries in Region 8, he said this was an area they wanted to strengthen to fill the need. He then implemented agricultural programs such as the planting of hybrid rice to boost rice production in Ormoc. 30-million was then invested by the city for this project Part of this budget is to provide incentives, technical assistance and fertilizers to farmers who would want to plant hybrid rice. But he asserted that the said program is not free and so the former must reach the quota. So far, he alluded, the RPEP has met success and even used as a model of other LGU’s. An improvement, he said, is farmers are also going into hybrid seed growing. The mayor also breezed through his vegetable production program, saying there are 244 producers of vegetables in Ormoc, all of whom are being encouraged to go green. With the program, he alluded, nobody is left behind because they have introduced it through backyard container gardening. For those who are successful in their small gardens, incentives of as much as P100 are given. Social Services/Social Welfare The mayor also stressed that delivery of social services is among his priorities. To do this, he has started the construction of 3-in-one buildings which is a health center with maternity services cum barangay hall cum police station, where locals can direct their complaints and various needs. To man the health centers, the city has deployed its doctors to be there every day. The city, which has 109 barangyas, has also 103 daycare centers, with the teachers receiving a P2,000 a month allowance. There are more, like Philhealth coverage for indigents, he said, and programs for women and senior citizens. For education, the mayor said that he has allocated a sizable portion of the city’s monies for the purpose. From the construction of schoolbuildings, distribution of school supplies and even hiring of Former congressman Eufrocino “Dodong” Codilla Sr. receives a plaque of appreciation for his teachers. The city, in partnership support and help to the City of Ormoc from Vice-mayor Nepomuceno P. Aparis I and councilor with other organization, have Claudio Larrazabal. also distribute computers to note that Ormoc was the first to develop a sanitary landfill. In a various schools and even has year, he said, it will be fully operational. 36 LGU scholars. He also explained that the New Ormoc City Hall was “enHe also supports the Alternative Learning System, which vironmentally friendly” or a “green building” alluding that for gives old people the chance to graduate with a diploma. its size and amenities, “ubos lang ang bayranan sa electricity”. Sports He added it was “low maintenance” and cost around P380In the area of sports, he said, the city has programs for boxmillion. All furnitures are new, because they had to leave the old ing, and even dance contests. He also noted that the city has a boxing champ in the person of Johnny Casimero. Trainings and ones tlo avoid termites from invading the new city hall. With a more comfortable office space, he added, government clinics are regularly conducted in summer. Coaches, referees and the officiating committees are trained, not only the athletes. employees are now working well. He also made mention of the travel lounge at the Ormoc bus He proudly added that in the recent Eastern Visayas Regional terminal, where for a minimal fee of P100, one can have a decent Athletic Association games, the different delegations were all bath, with towel and soap provided. There is also the barbecue praises for Ormoc “because we are hospitable”. park, he added. Water At the barrios, he said, they had constructed 15 covered For the controversial water project, the mayor explained that basically, the same principles of sourcing the water are applied courts. Income and others to that of the old system. However, the new system is bigger and Mayor Codilla also took pride in announcing that during his larger in scare since the population has expanded. When the comprehensive waterworks program is finished, term, the city’s local tax take increased. He said it is earning more he said, 80% of the city will have level 3 water system and or less P220-million a year from the P84-85-million in 2004. He said this was achieved in a matter of six years. chlorination will no longer be done through granules but with He also added that “The way we run our government is more gas chlorinators. The mayor also assured the audience that they are having the or less parliamentary. We don’t follow the presidential system of water of Ormoc tested regularly, saying that “every week they governance”, explaining he also gives his councilors “executive are sending water samples to the University of San Carlos” and functions”. 80 percent of the activities in the city, he said, are planned to a private company that the mayor did not mention. and supervised by the councilors while he takes charge of the Ecotourism In the area of eco-tourism, the mayor explained that contrary city hall administration or about 20 percent of the work. In conclusion, Mayor Codilla reiterated that he “will conto complaints that there has not been much effort to develop tinue to be of service to the Ormocanons. Together with the Lake Danao, they should understand the lake is under National Integrated Protected Areas or NIPAS which is supervised by city councilors, we shall pursue getting the best value out of the people’s money”. the PAMB. “We must be united”, he added, saying “We are already in However, he added, this was an area of focus for his third term. To draw up plans, supervise and oversee what could be the 4th gear. We must move one. We have already achieved a done, he has assigned newly elected councilwoman Lea Doris lot but because of the election, we have slowed in our progress”. “We should not stay in the nightmare. We will not cry over Villar to be the in-charge. spilled milk. Diretso na ta! Naminor lang tungod sa election. Infrastructure As for infrastructure, the mayor emphasized on the city’s Pero padayon lang ta.”, he said. By Rommel M. Quilantang keenness to implement solid waste management (SWM), taking

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Petilla eyes RDC chair
TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte Governor Carlos Jericho “Icot” Petilla, who is on his last term, hmas confirmed his willingness or interest to be the next regional chairman of the Regional Development Council. He admitted that the approval of the RDC chairmanship will come from the president, and that this plan has already been forwarded to President Benigno Aquino III even as he said that it were the members of the RDC that “elects” their chair. The final nod, he said, is that of the President’s. “I am interested to be come the next RDC chair, if President Aquino will allow me, although he was already informed about this plan”, Petilla said. Outgoing mayor of Calbayog City Mel Senen Sarmiento is the incumbent RDC chairman. He is now the congressman of Samar’s first congressional district. As of press time, the RDC has yet to schedule its elections for chairmanship and other officials. The RDC, which counts 96 members serves, among others, as a policy and recommending body related to programs and projects in the region that needs support, mostly funding, from the national government. Petilla said that his interest to chair the RDC stems from his desire to further promote the tourism industry not only of Leyte but of the entire region. The RDC chairmanship, he said, will give him the necessary platform to realize his goal. “We cannot achieve our goal in promoting the tourism industry of Leyte without promoting the rest of Eastern Visayas,” Petilla said. The promotion of Leyte’s tourism industry, health programs and improvement of hospital facilities are among of the priorities of Petilla

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez congratulates the awardees of the “Sangyaw Achievement Awards” last June 25. By Rachson M. Carsido

Pintados-Kasadyaan Open Motocross a success
ONE OF the major sports event calendared for the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival 2010 was the Pintados-Kasadyaan Open Motocross. This was successfully held last June 26, 2010 at the Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte. The main sponsor of the event is Gov. Carlos Jericho ‘Icot’ L. Petilla. Gov. Icot provided for the cash prizes and equipment, and the area for the racetrack. Engr. Joel O. Pilapil enthusiastically called the shots as Race Organizer and Director. The ever supportive Castrol Philippines Inc. again sponsored the event by providing glass trophies, oils, jerseys, tarpaulins and buntings that made the racetrack lively and in festive mode. URC, maker of C2 Green Tea, provided boxes of Explode Energy Drinks; Asia Brewery Inc. provided Summit Drinking Water. Pura Chicken was the main dish for the rider’s packed lunches while Smart Telecommunications also provided buntings and tents for race officials and participating racing teams. The event started with a simple opening program. Grade 6 STEFTI pupil Joan Jaje B. Pilapil of CP Racing led the prayer. The welcome message and rationale was delivered by Engr. Joel O. Pilapil. Mr. Rodolfo Badiable, provincial treasurer, represented and delivered Gov. Icot Petilla’s inspirational message. Petilla, in the message, said “I am very supportive of all sports activities in the province for the simple reason that sports fosters discipline, teamwork and a strong sense of community amongst players. Our society needs disciplined individuals who can make contribution to the community, so the more sportsmen that we have today, the better for our province. Besides, it is good to know that we are slowly but surely fostering motor sports and extreme games in the province that we can tap into for tourism purposes. And speaking of tourism, I wish to extend my support to our motocross organizer in your efforts to promote the province as a viable venue for national motocross competitions. Indeed, we, too, can rival Palawan in the areas that are suitable for motor sports. It might be a dream now but when we work together, we can make it a reality.” The competing teams were CP Racing of Tacloban City, MPL Racing and JS Cellworks of Ormoc City, Baybay City, Calbayog City and some individual riders from Abuyog, Mahaplag, Dulag, Tanauan, Macarthur, Alang-alang, Jaro and Carigara, Leyte and J4B Racing from Hinunangan, So. Leyte. A Canadian citizen joined and enjoyed racing with Filipino counterparts

PAL is official carrier of Iron Man Int’l.
MANILA – Philippine Airlines has been named the official carrier of the prestigious Ironman 70.3 Philippines triathlon event, organizers announced this week. The competition, which is open to Filipino and international triathletes, will be held on August 22, 2010 in the scenic province of Camarines Sur in the Bicol region of Luzon island. The event is a physically intense, 70.3-mile triathlon race where competitors swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles around a demanding course in Camarines Sur, which has gained worldwide attention as the newest sports tourism capital of the Philippines. The race starts at the Camarines Sur Watersports Complex (CWC), which boasts of the largest wakeboard park in the world, where the athletes dive into the freshwater lagoon and tackle the swim leg. They then get on their bicycles and pedal through the national highway, where a spectacular view of Mount Isarog awaits them. After completing the cycling leg, they run a lung-busting half-marathon through several towns towards the provincial capital Naga City, before finishing back at the CWC. The competition is open to men and women aged at least 18 years from across the globe. Participants compete individually or as part of a

though he kissed the dirt twice during his heat race. Cash prizes from Gov. Icot Petilla, trophies and special gifts from Castrol Philippines were awarded to winning motocross riders thru Mr. Rodolfo Badiable, URC RSM Dario Calisang and Sean Lira of Excelv the local distributor of Castrol products. The winners of the different categories were the following: Junior 65cc: Champion: Iñaki Diaz, Calbayog City; 2nd: Iñigo Diaz, Calbayog City; 3rd: Anya Diaz, Calbayog City, 4th: Jaje B. Pilapil, Baybay City & 5th: Enrique John Canaya, Tacloban City Junior 85cc: Champion: Joelson Bill B. Pilapil, Baybay City; 2nd: Iñaki Diaz, Calbayog City, and 3rd: Iñigo Diaz, Calbayog City Novice Stock: Champion: Ando Boy Atillo, Tacloban City; 2nd: Jorge A. Kuizon, Hinunangan, So. Leyte and 3rd: Ranulfo D. Kuizon, Hinunangan, So. Leyte Open Stock: Champion: Bryan Scott Capucion, Tacloban City; 2nd: Ando Boy Atillo, Tacloban City and 3rd: Lexter Jo, Tacloban City Underbone Open: Champion: Christian Advincula, Alang-alang, Leyte; 2nd: Raffy Vertudes, Tanauan, Leyte and 3rd: Gerald Verona, Dulag, Leyte Executive (+35): Champion: Jonathan Magan, Ormoc City; 2nd: Franco Paris, Ormoc City and 3rd: Glenn Capucion, Tacloban City.

relay team comprising three athletes regardless of gender or nationality under a corporate or collegiate set-up. Last year’s inaugural Ironman 70.3 Philippines event attracted 409 individual participants and 58 relay teams. Twenty-three countries were represented. Terenzo Bozzone of New Zealand won the “Ironman 70.3 Philippines” title with a time of 3 hours, 51 minutes and 26 seconds, in a close race with Chris McCormack of Australia, who finished less than a minute back. Lisa Bentley of Canada was the top female finisher with a time of four hours, 24 minutes and 30 seconds, while Noy Jopson was the fastest local competitor with a time of four hours, 38 minutes and 33 seconds. For more information on the Ironman event, visit www.ironman703phil.com.

Philippine Airlines is a long-time supporter of sports tourism. The flag carrier organizes two major golf events every year – the PAL Interclub, considered the national clubs championship of the Philippines, and the Mabuhay Miles Elite Invitational, a tournament for its frequent flyers. PAL also backs a number of important national and international sports events, and regularly flies Philippine national sports contingents to competitions overseas. PAL flies daily between Manila and Legazpi, located close to the race venue in Camarines Sur, while sister airline AirPhil Express flies 25 times weekly between Manila and Naga. To book a PAL flight or avail of the latest promotional offers, visit www.philippineairlines.com. PR

Bigger TravelXchange 2010 in Bacolod
THE 5TH TravelXchange, to be staged in Bacolod from August 20 to 21, 2010, will be the biggest since its inception. Jointly presented by the Department of Tourism and Selrahco Management, a tourism consulting and destination marketing company, the three day travel show to be held at Robinson Place Bacolod is well supported by the Province of Negros Occidental and City of Bacolod. TravelXchange 2010 will feature local and foreign destinations, hotels, resorts, theme parks and other travel related products. “Low fares and affordable tour packages will be specially created for the fair visitors during the three day extravaganza,” revealed Charles Lim, president of the event organizers - Selrahco. Running along this event will be a business and tourism forum for the industry on August 20, The fair will also feature exciting games and entertainment by SikatTV on Island Living Channel with Cebu Pacific, PAGCOR and Enchanted Kingdom in full supporting roles. “Tour operators from Manila and Cebu will visit Bacolod during the travel fair and explore new tourist attractions,” added Lim. He hopes that the industry stakeholders will create new and exciting tours to attract visitors to the city and province and aggressively promote them. Interested participants for the fair are invited to email travelxchange2010@gmail.com or call (032) 2317673 for more details.

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POTPOURRI ... from p. 4
urgency where a petitioner faces grave injustice and irreparable injury.’ The court may later convert the order to a permanent one or extend its status until the environmental protection or rehabilitation is given assurance. ‘It is now up to the people to speak out, go to the courts and test the rules to seek remedies against crimes committed against Mother Nature,’ said one lawyer of a petitioner. The new rules will cover cases involving the enforcement of environmental laws like the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear Wastes Act, Oil Spill Compensation Act, National Integrated Protected Areas System Act, Indigenous People’s Rights Act, Philippine Fisheries Code and Wildlife Conservation and Protection Act. Now that the new President is taking over, let us forget the past and refocus our sights to what lies ahead. He is no longer the candidate of the Liberal Party but he now belongs to all of us. Let us rally to him. The task he is faced with is monumental is scope and will certainly require all of us to join hands and make his job easier. Just like the advice of Sen. Ed Angara, he should let the courts try ex-Pres. GMA if she committed grave abuses and do his home work with a firm hand. There are so many things he has to do that takes precedence than petty reprisals or even revenge. He has to balance the budget, make stop gap measures to contain a widening deficit, fill up 50,000 slots in the bureaucracy, review the measures made by his predecessor and find out which ones to continue or discontinue. History itself will pass judgment on her if it is true what she claims as her legacy in her written reports that were made into books. His youth will no doubt give him vitality and the impetus to turn this country’s economy into a rosy one. Even his promise to address corruption which has infiltrated into all aspects of present day life and even shying away potential investors. We were supposed to be a Tiger in Asia during the time of FVR but our Asian brothers are overtaking us with impunity. It is this pervading corruption that is stunting our growth and making us stuck in a deep hole. Corruption has become a way of life. You go anywhere, from the smallest retail stores to the markets to the small time bakeries, groceries, piers, side walks, jitneys, pedicabs, taxicabs, sari-sari stores, ambulant stores, fruit stands and just about anything that is into money have their own gimmicks. The age-old values we had in olden times have vanished into thin air. This corner can even add that in my avocation as a Lay Minister, common weddings in churches have participants with bulging tummies, as if to say that this is now the trend. During the time of Rizal, the only time he can touch his girl friend is when he passes his finger to her after dipping it in holy water. Can you beat that?! Now, it is like buying appliances with down payments. It was unheard of to be seen pregnant in public unless you are married. We will be having barangay elections this coming October. Just like in past practices, will we expect clean elections? Will there not be buying of votes? Pity the impoverished!
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HILONGOS ... from p. 2
the American occupation and even has a renowned Protestant hospital, which is said to be at par with the region’s best. The irrigation systems for its vast rice lands were constructed by the Americans. Roble said that with the destruction of the irrigation of some 10 barangays, the town losses a potential harvest of around P150-million per year. The amount, he illustrated, if infused to the local economy would make Hilongos more bustling and progressive than it is now. Mayor Roble told this to media during a People’s Day on Saturday, July 2. While a formal program was going on at the municipal hall, a medical mission and service caravan was going on at the grounds, through the auspices of Leyte governor Petilla. In the program, the mayor and town officials honored the town’s “top 50 taxpayers”, another first for Hilongos. With the “honoring”, Roble said he did not only impart a sense of belonging and pride to the local businessmen, but pricked the conscience of those who paid less but were known to be “richer” than the others who paid more. He is confident that by next year, these same businessmen will be very willing to pay more taxes, which he promised would be used to better the lot of business anyway. The affair was attended by the governor himself and his first cousin, congressman Jose Carlos “Boying” Cari. Cari had recently joined the Liberal Party, while the governor said he is “theoretically still with Lakas” but his changing allegiance to LP was “being arranged”. Pres. Benigno Aquino III won by a landslide in Leyte. Both Petilla and Cari emphasized they don’t view Roble their “opposition” but has been longtime friends with him that political parties did not matter. They also stressed that both of them being unopposed last elections, all they want is for the people of Leyte to be united. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Photo at left shows Hilongos mayor Joy Roble with Gov. Petilla, Cong. Cari, board member Junjun Cayunda and retired judge Absalon Fulache. At the top, with Mrs. Matin Petilla and company.

MACOY ... from p. 2
Buenaventura Enero, one of the picketers, said they want the Mayor to settle the issue in court and publicly admit that he was summoned by the court (Comelec). On the other hand, Jessie Omega, 53, from Brgy. Airport and a former security superintendent, currently a farmer and fisherman, said his doubts come from the canvassing in May 11, 2010 at 11:30 PM when Macoy led by 2,000 votes against Beboy but the lead was soon easily eaten up when the results from areas where there were “defective” flash cards came in. I n p a r t i c u l a r, h e named the barangays of Donghol and District 16 and immediately, he said, Beboy was already leading 8,000 votes over Macoy. Omega said this was “impossible” because it would mean that the two flash cards contained 10,000 votes to overcome the 2,000 lead with 8,000, when a single Precinct Count Optical Scanner (PCOS) machine can only accommodate 1,000 voters. He said that like the rest of Macoy’s supporters, they clamor for justice and wants the mayor to clear out all these issues before assuming office as mayor. For his part, Rosselle Ranta, a pastor of the Methodist Church, said he believes votes are sacred and the only way to protect and give justice to their votes is for both Macoy and Beboy to settle the election protest in the proper venue. They vowed to picket the city hall regularly, just to remind people that an election protest against the sitting mayor is pending. By Rommel M. Quilantang

COCAINE ... from p. 3
smugglers who were being pursued by international authorities. This is, however, the first time that people have been charged for possession of the cocaine. In the past, those who found the bricks readily surrendered it to their officials but later, it was noted that the returns have come in trickles and some were found buried, apparently with the intent to wait it out until the authorities turn cold in their investigation. Lañada, on the other hand, reiterated their warning to the public to refrain from hiding the illegal drugs but surrender it right away before they will be arrested
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region BRANCH 31 Calbayog City SPEC. PROC. NO. 405 IN RE: CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF HAYDEE MONTIBON IGAY and CHANGE OF FIRST NAME TO JOHN ANDREW MONTIBONIGAY, HAYDEE MONTIBONIGAY, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE OF STO. NIÑO, SAMAR, THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL CENSUS AND STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondents. x--------------x ORDER A verified petition has been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying that after due hearing, an order be issued directing the Local Civil Registry Office of Sto. Niño, Samar and the National Statistics Office to make the necessary correction of entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of HAYDEE MONTIBON IGAY, in the following manner, to wit: “a) The SEX or GENDER be changed and corrected from FEMALE to MALE; ‘b) The middle name be changed and corrected from MONTIVON to MONTIBON; ‘c) His FIRST NAME be changed from HAYDEE to JOHN ANDREW Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and in substance, notice is hereby given that this case is set for hearing on July 22, 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court, at which date, time and place, all persons who have an objection thereto may file any opposition and show cause why the same should not be granted. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior the above-setting in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and in Calbayog City, duly accredited with this Court. Let copies of this Order be furnished the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Civil Registrar General of National Census and Statistics Office, Quezon City, the Local Civil Registrar of Sto. Niño, Samar, the Provincial Prosecutor, the petitioner and his counsel, the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City. SO ORDERED. Calbayog City, Philippines, April 15, 2010. (Sgd.) REYNALDO B. CLEMENS Judge RBC/rcc EV Mail June 28- July 4, 5-11, & 12-18, 2010

Republic of the Philippines MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL PROVINCE OF LEYTE Isabel, Leyte INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID The Municipality of Isabel, through its Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites suppliers/manufacturers/distributors/contractors to supply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project: Name of Project : PURCHASE OF ONE (1) UNIT KOMATSU BULLDOZER Location : LGU Isabel Approved Budget : P2,000,000.00 Prospective Bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last ____ with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding. The Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria. Post-qualification of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted. All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre-Bidding Conference(s) Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and Award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE 1. Issuance of bids Documents July 14, 2010 2. Pre-Bid Conference July 15, 2010 3. Submission of Letters of Intent and Application for Eligibility July 20, 2010 4. Opening of Bids July 27, 2010 5. Bid Evaluation July 28, 2010 6. Post-Qualification July 29, 2010 7. Notice of Award August 2, 2010 Bid Documents will be available only to prospective bidders upon payment of non-refundable amount of _____to the Municipality of Isabel, Treasurers Office. The Municipality of Isabel assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in the preparation of the bid. Date of Publication: July 5 to 12, 2010 Newspaper: EV Mail & Bulletin Board Prepared by: (Sgd.) ENGR. LUZ E. CONCILIADO MPDC- BAC SECRETARIAT APPROVED BY: (Sgd.) GEN. SATURNINO M. MEDINA, JR. (RET) Municipal Mayor (Sgd.) MERLITO M. ONDE BAC Chairperson EV Mail June 28- July 4, 2010

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region BRANCH 31 Calbayog City SP. NO. 406 IN RE: PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF ERSAN CACHO BATO ERSAN CACHO BATO, Petitioner, -versusCIVIL REGISTRY of Calbayog City and CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL Metro Manila. Respondents. x----------------------------x ORDER A verified petition has been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying that after due hearing an order be issued directing the Civil Registry of Calbayog City and the National Statistics Office (NSO) Civil Registrar General to effect the following correction in the petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth, to wit: “A. GENDER, from FEMALE to MALE ‘B. MOTHER’S NAME, from SUSAN GEOLOGO CACHO to SUSANA DEOLOGO CACHO; ‘C. PARENT’S DATE OF MARRIAGE, from MARCH 5, 1987 to APRIL 13, 1988 Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and in substance, notice is hereby given that this case is set for hearing on July 20, 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court, at which date, time and place, all persons who have an objection thereto may file any opposition and show cause why the same should not be granted. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior the above-setting in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and in Calbayog City, duly accredited with this Court. Let copies of this Order be furnished the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Civil Registry General of National Census and Statistics Office, Quezon City, the Local Civil Registrar of Calbayog City, the City Prosecutor, the petitioner and his counsel, the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City. SO ORDERED. Calbayog City, Philippines, April 15, 2010. (Sgd.) REYNALDO B. CLEMENS Judge RBC/rcc EV Mail June 28- July 4, 5-11, & 12-18, 2010

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GOVERNOR ... from p. 1
now Palo mayor) Remedios “Matin” Petilla. He was reelected in 2007 and in the last May 10 elections ran unopposed. The young governor brought a whiff of fresh air into the stale halls of the Capitol with his innovative approach to governance. He also stepped on many toes but plodded on with his reforms. Petilla, in the presscon, said “I have another three years and all of you know in the past six years that I did not sleep on my work. I worked very hard for each one of you… Like the plans of the incoming President (Aquino), his focus is on the budget deficit and more importantly on employment. That is also our thrust and we will try to achieve this in so short a time … three years … the health services and of course, the allocation of budget for our hospitals to ensure that our least fortunate can be given enough medical attention” the governor said. Meanwhile, Petilla also pointed out that although Leyte is not an IT destination, he promised to propagate more

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is about 2,000 megawatts (MW) if one were to include plant shutdowns and maintenance in addition to cyclical low water levels in the hydroelectric dam reservoirs. The government needs to spread present the power generation mix with additional alternative sources like wind, solar and wave energy. Coal, geothermal and nuclear energy are presently the biggest areas that the Philippines can rely on to boost capacity. Develop the coal industry by offering incentives to investors opening new mine production. Clean coal technology is already available. Utilize this process to upgrade the current plants and set up new power plants. New generations of nuclear reactors are already being used by leading countries the U.S., Germany, France and Japan. They are smaller, more compact , simplier and safer to operate. Recently, the newly elected congresswoman Lucy TorresGomez of the 4th District of Leyte announced her plan to be very active in deliberations at the House committee on energy. In my opinion, that is a step in the right direction for her and for the province. The country’s top producer of geothermal power is located in Ms. Torres’ political backyard where the Tongonan geothermal field near Ormoc City generates about 700 MW of power. The total geothermal capacity of the Philippines is 1,904 MW, making it the second largest geothermal producer worldwide just behind the United States with 3,086 MW. Leyte needs a strong voice in Congress to move this province forward and keep pace with the nation in terms of energy issues. Geothermal steam is inexhaustible, we have the capability to become the world’s biggest power producer as a nation and put this province into the energy map. It takes enormous political will to achieve this goal and harness a cheap form of energy to benefit Leytenos and the residents of the region. Mr. Tordillo is an OFW based in North America. His-mail addess is jackman132001@yahoo.com .

IT companies in the province and other parts of the region. “We are also focusing on tourism which is one of the cheaper ways of employing and generating employment. Of course, the most difficult part, while we can focus on ICT and tourism among many other things, the bottom line is, in the province of Leyte majority of our people are still hinged towards agriculture… and that is CONGRESSMAN JOSE CARLOS L. CARI takes his oath before SC the biggest challenge Administrator Marquez. Assisting him with the mike is wife Hon. Margie that we will have to C. Cari. generate livelihood gulaya and the ten members of Rpresentatives Florencio Gaon the agriculture sector,” the Sangguniang Panlalawigan briel M. Noel and Neil BenePetilla said. also took their oath of office dict A. Montejo took theirs. Under his new mandate, before Court Administrator Outgoing Leyte fifth dishe hopes that with the support Marquez. trict Rep. Carmen L. Cari also and cooperation of Leyteños During this occasion, city took her oath as incoming , he can successfully surpass and municipal mayors, vice- Mayor of Baybay City. She another fruitful three years mayors and councilors also was with her son, Congressby working with the people formally took their oaths be- man Jose Carlos L. Cari who of Leyte. fore Administrator Marquez, was the only congressman Aside from Petilla, Vice- before Gov. Petilla, Vice-Gov. present in the inauguration Governor Ma. Mimiette S. Ba- Bagulaya, An Waray Partylist ceremony. By Miriam Garcia Desacada intendent was indeed an eye opener. He said that vernacular, aside from Tagalog, will be introduced this school year. The introduction of Tagalog in the classrooms has already confused the pupils and students that resulted in half-baked graduates. With the introduction of vernacular plus half day sessions of classes to accommodate increasing enrollment population, the results will be no-baked at all graduates. Or back to baby-talks when they were still in their cribs. At this point in time, may we know the DECS statistics of the percentage of teachers actually handling classroom classes compared to those on supervisory duties including handling infra-projects? In our golden years of elementary education, 7th grade graduates spoke grammatical English, hence some who started late in age were even employed as teachers. In those times, a small percentage of the school teaching staff were of supervisory status. Even school principals taught classes. Now there are so many Academic Supervisors with doctorate degrees and finds it beneath their dignity to teach in classrooms. During the martial law era, DECS was complaining of too much corruption in the DPWH in implementing the school building program. So, by a Presidential decree, appropriations for school building constructions started to be released to DECS which were forced to set up Infra-committees, diverting many school teachers to supervise school building construction. However, I understand DECS has now a MOA with DPWH regarding school building projects. Regarding lack of schoolrooms due to no more space for school buildings in present school sites, in my time classes were held in chapels or auditoriums or even large private residences. Certainly, cramming whole day classes to half day sessions is not good for our YOUTH, the HOPE of our motherland. “QUO VADIS, DECS?”

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complained the public is so infused with the idea that the most corrupt government agencies are the BIR and Bureau of Customs. According to him, corruption, moneywise, is “chicken feed” in BIR and Bureau of Customs compared to the Implementing agencies like DPWH, DECS, DOH or DA, etc. and by the way, now the LGUs with their IRAs. DPWH projects may be inflated by so much only, say double (100%) or most (300%) or triple the costs before the inflation became too obvious or “garapal” to the public. But say, in DECS, the cheap newspaper textbooks purposely the throw-away kind, since questionnaires are built-in and answers written directly to the pages, are officially bought at 1000% to 1500% overpriced. Likewise in DOH, low standard medicines or say a Band Aid costing only a few centavos are purchases already costing in pesos. In DA, the fertilizer scams are endless and unluckily for us, they involve millions or even billions of pesos. President Benigno Aquino has indeed a herculean job cleaning the government, but actually really very simple, needing only the “POLITICAL WILL” which he has more than enough as embodied in our Constitution. Just place one Department Secretary or a Provincial Governor behind bars, ala President Magsaysay and our nation will be on the right path to become at par with our non-Christian Asian neighbors who are surging ahead with two new economic powers in our hemisphere, China and India. Lifestyle checks of government officials has been started by PGMA (?). A few million pesos, annually, is appropriated for a special commission, but picayune to the millions or even billions of pesos committed by individual corrupt officials. There are many palatial homes with multi-door garages of VIP government officials. The common remarks of the neighbors are, “ there should be flagpoles inside their front lawns with our flag raised every morning since the residential houses are built by government funds.” However, my cousin-in-law laughed loudly when I told him a comment of the late Governor Norberto Romualdez, Jr. He was appointed by President Macapagal as Custom Commissioner before he ran and won as Provincial Governor. He commented that the Bureau of Customs is so tightly syndicated. The only solution is to call for conference of all personnel in the Customs building at the Pier area and bomb the whole building, totally replacing them with well-screened new staff. The recent press interview of Tacloban City School Super 

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This strategic and indispensable spiritual perspective may not directly contribute technical solutions, but it is what gives guidance, direction and over-all meaning to our human affairs. This point has to be properly understood, since many times people shy away from the spiritual precisely because it does not give technical solutions. The spiritual perspective is what keeps our humanity intact, since it connects us vitally with our true roots and ultimate goals. It’s enables us to flow and actively cooperation with God’s providence. It prevents us from dehumanizing ourselves, a process that can subtly occur in us if we are easily deceived by worldly values that exaggerate their legitimate role in our life. We have to be ever ready to defend ourselves from their arrogant stances and powerful rationalizations. This spiritual perspective leads us not only to pray, to offer sacrifices, but also to study the relevant Christian social doctrines and prudently apply them to specific situations. It fuels dialogue and fosters an interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving. It never means assuming a laid-back, indifferent attitude to our earthly affairs. This assures us of the proper world order we ought to have, given our dignity as persons and children of God.

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stray dogs, fish and sea animals etc etc. With more urban discipline there will be fewer publicly paid cleaners, who instead can get other more well paid and cultivating jobs like farming for their and our sound survival once the Land Reform is functional and completed. XX Boasting or not I announce or annoy that for the last 9 years I have NOT dropped basura, cig.butts, plastic bags etc etc on the streets. I drop it in the street cleaners’ baskets. They are my witnesses. Email: jancollander@yahoo.com

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8TH Judicial Region BRANCH 32 Calbayog City LRC No. 301 IN RE: PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF NEW OWNER’S DUPLICATE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 1530 IN THE NAME OF IRENEO M. HUGO, FIDEL M. HUGO, Petitioner, -versusTHE REGISTER OF DEEDS, of Calbayog City, Respondent x----------------------------------------------------x ORDER This is a verified petition for The ISSUANCE OF NEW OWNER’S DUPLICATE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 1530, IN THE NAME OF IRENEO M. HUGO, filed on April 8, 2010 by petitioner Fidel M. Hugo, thru counsel Atty. Hernando M. Hernandez, Jr., praying that after due notice and hearing the Court issue an order directing the Register of Deeds of Calbayog, Samar, for the issuance of new owner’s duplicate Original Certificate of Title No. 1530 in the name of Ireneo C. Hugo; Finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course and set for initial hearing on AUGUST 23, 2010, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before this Court at the Hall of Justice, Brgy. Capo-ocan, Calbayog City. All interested person/s are hereby ordered and/or cited to appear on said date, hour and place and to show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the Petitioner, once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and Calbayog City, to be selected by the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City, and likewise let a copy of this order be posted, for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing, at the Bulletin Board of the following: 1. Bulletin Board of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 32, Calbayog City 2. Bulletin Board of the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Calbayog City, 3. Main Entrance of the City Hall of Calbayog City and 4. Main Entrance of the Brgy. Hall of Brgy. Cogon, Calbayog City Finally, let copies of this Order together with a copy of the petition and its annexes be furnished to the Prosecutor’s Office, Calbayog City, the Administrator, of the Land Registration Authority, Director of Lands, Director, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Regional Office, Tacloban City, The Office of the Solicitor General, and the Register of Deeds, of Calbayog City and the adjacent property owners of OCT No. 1530, namely: Epifanio Admirable & Elena Canaman of Brgy. Cogon, Calbayog City., and Procula Ramada of Brgy. Cogon, Calbayog City. SO ORDERED. Given this 2nd day of June, 2010, at Calbayog City, Philippines. (Sgd) ROMEO D. TAGRA, Presiding Judge EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4, 2010

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8TH Judicial Region BRANCH 32 Calbayog City LRC No. 298 IN RE: PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF NEW OWNER’S DUPLICATE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 6328 IN THE NAME OF SALVADOR CAMILON and VICTORIO CAMILON, SALVADOR CAMILON, Petitioner, -versusTHE REGISTER OF DEEDS, of Calbayog City, Respondent. x----------------------------------------------------x ORDER This is a verified petition for The ISSUANCE OF NEW OWNER’S DUPLICATE ORIGINAL OF CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 6328, IN THE NAME OF SALVADOR CAMILON and VICTORIO CAMILON, filed on February 11, 2010 by petitioner Salvador Camilon, thru counsel Atty. Hernando M. Hernandez, Jr, praying that after due notice and hearing the Court issue an order directing the Register of Deeds of Calbayog City to issue a New Owner’s duplicate Original Certificate of Title No. 6328 in the name of Salvador Camilon and Victorio Camilon. Finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course and set for initial hearing on AUGUST 27, 2010, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before this Court at the Hall of Justice, Brgy. Capo-ocan, Calbayog City. All interested person/s are hereby ordered and/or cited to appear on said date, hour and place and to show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and Calbayog City, to be selected by the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City, and likewise let a copy of this Order be posted, for three (3) consecutive weeks, prior to the date of hearing, at the bulletin Boards of the following: Let a copy of this order be posted, at the expense of the petitioner, fore three (3) consecutive weeks, at the Bulletin Board of the following: 1. Bulletin Board of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 32, Calbayog City 2. Bulleting Board of the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Calbayog City, 3. Main Entrance of the City Hall of Calbayog City and 4. Main Entrance of the Brgy. Hall of Brgy. Payahan, Calbayog City Finally, let copies of this Order together with a copy of the petition and its annexes be furnished to the Solicitor General, Prosecutor’s Office, Calbayog City, the Administrator, of the Land Registration Authority, Director of Lands; Director, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Regional Office, Tacloban City and the Register of Deeds, of Calbayog City and the adjacent property owners of OCT No. 16328, namely: Salvador & Victorio Camilon of Brgy. Carmen, Calbayog City, and Margie Daguman Aniban of Brgy. Carmen, Calbayog City, SO ORDERED. Given this 7th day of June, 2010, at Calbayog City, Philippines. (Sgd) ROMEO D. TAGRA, Presiding Judge EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4, 2010 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region BRANCH 32 Calbayog City IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF MARK ALBERTY B. DULAY WITH APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME, SPECIAL PROC. NO. 403 ROBERT GIDEON MAKONDO and CHANDARINA B. DULAY, Petitioners, x------------------------x ORDER A verified petition has been filed by Petitioners, Sps. ROBERT GIDEON MAKONDO and CHANDARINA B. DULAY, praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, judgment be rendered to the effect that: a) MARK ALBERT B. DULAY be freed from all legal obligations and obedience and maintenance with respect to his biological father, and be, to all legal intents and purposes, the child of the petitioners; and b)His middle name and last name be changed to “DULAY and ROBERT MAKONDO”, respectively, to the effect that his full name will appear as MARK ALBERT DULAY ROBERT MAKONDO; The petition reads: 1. That Petitioners are husband and wife, the former being a national of Tanzania, while the latter is a Filipino citizen, of legal ages, and residents of Baraidi, Tanzania and 116 San Luis St., San Juan City, Metro Manila, and for purposes of this Petition, they are residing at Brgy. Obrero, Calbayog City, where they may be serve with summons and other court processes; 2. That petitioners are in possession of full civil capacity and legal rights of good moral character, have not been convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude, emotionally and psychologically capable of caring for children, and who are in position to support and care for their children in keeping with the means of the family, and that they desire to adopt jointly the illegitimate child of Filipina spouse CHANDARINA B. DULAY as their child; 3. That they are at least sixteen (16) years older than the adoptee considering that husband in now forty one (41) years old while the wife is thirty two solidation of Pcs-08-000484-D, being a consolidation of lots 2343-B-1 (LRC) Psd-186139 and lot 2345-D (LRC) Psd272501, situated in the Barangay of Anibong, City of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the: SW SW., along line 1-2 by Road lot 12; on the NW., along line 2-3 by lot 50, Block 8; on the NE., along line 3-4 by lot 2, Block 8; on the SE., along line 4-1 by lot 48, Block 8 all of this subdivision Containing an area of THIRTY FIVE (35) SQUARE METERS, more or less. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and place. In the event the public auction sale should not take place on said date, it shall be held on AUGUST 11, 210 on the same time and place without further notice. Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City, APRIL 21, 2010. For the Ex-Officio Sheriff: (Sgd) RUBEN N. VILLACARILLO Sheriff IV EV Mail June 21-27, June 28July 4, July 5-11, 2010

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(32) and the adoptee is twelve (12) years old. The adoptee is now residing at Brgy. Obrero, Calbayog City and studying in one of the public schools in Calbayog City. 4. That the where abouts of the adoptee’s biological father is unknown and could no longer be ascertained as there was no communication between him and the adoptee’s mother since the birth of the adoptee; 5. That petitioner Chandarina Dulay has been responsible for the care and custody of the adoptee since birth in terms of his education and support; 6. That the adoptee is not disqualified by law to be adopted and that the probable value and character of his estate consist merely of his personal belongings; 7. That Petitioner ROBERT GIDEON MAKONDO has neither legitimate nor illegitimate child nor children of his own; 8. That Petitioner R O B E RT G I D E O N M A KONDO is presently working as Technical training Manager of KARWA Transport Co. Mowasalat, the Government Transport Company, Doha, Qatar and is financially capable in giving support to the child to be adopted and had in fact, had supported and is continuously extending support to his as the former has developed a kind of parental love for the said minor child and in fact he treated the adoptee as his true child and cared for his as much as he can. 9. Those petitioners possess all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications of the law to adopt and are in the position to give the aforementioned child the proper care, custody and parental love, considering their close relationship to the child as will as their social, economic and financial status. 10. That the Petitioner ROBERT GIDEON MAKONDO though considered as alien for purposes of this petition for adoption is exempted from complying with the additional requirements set forth under subparagraph 2(c) to 2(e) of Section 7 of A.M. No. 02-6-02SC AS HE IS MARRIED TO A Filipino Citizen and seeks to adopt jointly with his spouse, a relative within fourth degree of consanguinity of his Filipino wife under subparagraph e(iii) of Section 7 of the same rule and that his country has a diplomatic relation with the Republic of the Philippines; 11. That this adoption will serve the best interest and well being of the aforementioned child. Finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, notice is hereby given that this case be set for initial hearing on AUGUST 20, 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court, at which date, time and place, all persons who have an objection thereto may file any opposition and show cause why the same should not be granted. The Social Worker of this Court is directed to prepare and submit child and home study report before the hearing, and to conduct counseling sessions with the biological parents in the matter of adoption of the adoptee and to submit her report before the start of hearing. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Samar and Calbayog City, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. Further, Let a copy of this Order together with a copy of the Petition be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City and the Office of the City Prosecutor, Calbayog City, Samar, the Office of the Clerk of Court, the Petitioners and their Counsel for their proper information and guidance. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, June 09, 2010 (Sgd) ROMEO D. TAGRA, Presiding Judge EV Mail June 21-27, June 28July 4, July 5-11, 2010

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8TH Judicial Region BRANCH 32 Calbayog City SPL.PROC.NO. 402 IN RE: CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE OF MARIEL C. LENTEJAS, NORMA C. LENTEJAS, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF CALBAYOG CITY and THE ADMINISTRATOR NATIONAL CENSUS & STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondents, x------------------------x ORDER This is a verified petition for Correction of Entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARIEL C. LENTEJAS, filed on January 19, 2010, by petitioner thru counsel, praying among others, that after due notice and hearing, an Order be issued by the Honorable Court directing the Local Civil Registry Office of Calbayog City, and the National Census and Statistics Office to make the necessary correction of entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of MARIEL C. LENTEJAS, in the following manner, to wit: THE SEX or GENDER be changed and corrected from FEMALE TO MALE. The petition sets forth the following material allegations: Petitioner is of legal age and a resident of Brgy. Gadgaran, Calbayog City; That she is filing the Petition for and in behalf of her son, MARIEL C. LENTEJAS, of legal age, single, and presently working in Manila, and who executed a Special Power of Attorney, authorizing his mother to institute this case and represent

him in the proceedings, That MARIEL C. LENTEJAS was born on February 11, 1988, in Brgy. Gadgaran, Calbayog City, and his fact of birth was registered with the Local Civil Registry of Calbayog City under Registry No. 2000-2681; that the foregoing Certificates of Live Births contains erroneous entries: “Entry No. 2, SEX, the Female portion was marked with “X” when in truth and in fact, MARIEL C. LENTEJAS is MALE”; That the correct facts stated above are duly supported by the following: a) Medical Certificate with Laboratory Test Results; b) Certification issued by the Employer of Mariel C. Lentejas; c) Elementary School Permanent Record and d) Employee’s Identification Cards with pictures. WHEREFORE, premises considered, let the petition be set for initial hearing on July 23, 2010, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court, at the Hall of Justice, Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City, on which date, time and place, any and all persons opposed thereto may file their opposition citing the ground therefore. The City Local Civil Registrar of Calbayog City and the Administrator, National Census and Statistics Office are hereby given a period of fifteen (15) days from receipt hereof or from the last date of publication of this Order, to file its opposition thereto. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the Petitioner, once a week for two (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and Calbayog City, to be selected through a raffle to be conducted by the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court of Calbayog

City, prior to the date of hearing. Furthermore, let copies of this Order with a copy of the Petition and its annexes, be served to the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City; the Office of the City Prosecutor, Calbayog City, the Office of the Clerk of Court, Calbayog City, for their information and comments. Finally, let a copy of this Order be furnished to the petitioner and his counsel at their given address. SO ORDERED. Given this 2nd day of June, 2010, at Calbayog City, Philippines. (Sgd) ROMEO D. TAGRA Presiding Judge EV Mail June 21-27, June 28July 4, July 5-11, 2010

Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late LOURDES MARILLA SALDANA Extrajudicially settled among themselves a parcel of land with a residential house erected thereon (LRC) PSD-78425, containing an area 200 sq.m., more or les covered by TCT NO. 4039 situated in Marasbaras, Tacloban City. That said Antonio V. Saldana hereby waived all his rights and participation over the herein described property in favor of his children per Doc. NO. 198; Page No. 40; Book No. IX; Series of 2010. Before Notary Public Atty. Sionne V. Aujero-Gaspay. EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4,

EJF FILE NO. 3203 FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE/ CHATTEL MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135/1508, AS AMENDED NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135/1508, as amended, file on APRIL 15, 2010, by PAG-IBIG FUND TACLOBAN rep. by ATTY. JOSE N. MAZO, Jr., mortgagee/petitioner, with principal and office address at Cor. Del Pilar & L. Jaena Sts., Tacloban City, against DOMINADOR O. LLAUDERES, respondent/ mortgagor, of PINABACDAO, SAMAR to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of MARCH 26, 2010 amounts to THREE HUNDRED SEVENTY TWO THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED NINE PESOS & 05/100 (P372,909.05) PHIL. CURRENCY including principal, interest and penalty charges, but excluding legal costs, such as: sheriff’s fees, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the Ex-Officio Sheriff of Regional Trial Court (RTC), Tacloban City, by and thru the undersigned will sell at public auction on AUGUST 4, 2010, at 10:00 o’clock in the morning to 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the office of Branch 34, Regional Trial Court, Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City, to the highest bidder, for CASH, MANAGER’S CHCK and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-45593 A parcel of land designated as lot 49, Block 8 of the con-

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8TH Judicial Region BRANCH 31 Calbayog City IN RE: CORRECTIONOF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF ABEGAIL DOSAL PERITO SPEC.PROC.NO. 404 ABEGAIL D. PERITO, Petitioner -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE OF CALBAYOG CITY, THE ADMINISTRATOR, NATIONAL CENSUS AND STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondents x----------------------------------------------------x ORDER A verified petition has been filed by the petitioner, through counsel, praying that after due hearing, an order be issued directing the Local Civil Registry Office of Calbayog City and the National Census and Statistics Office to make the necessary correction of entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of ABEGAIL D. PERITO in the following manner, to wit: “The SEX or GENDER be changed and corrected from MALE to FEMALE; ‘The first name be changed and corrected from ABREGAIL to ABEGAIL Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and in substance, notice is hereby given that this case is set for hearing on July 21. 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court, at which date, time and place, all persons who have an objection thereto may file any opposition and show cause why the same should not be granted. Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior the above-setting in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and in Calbayog City, duly accredited with this Court. Let copies of this Order be furnished the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Civil Registrar General of National Census and Statistics Office, Quezon City, the Local Civil Registrar of Calbayog City, the City Prosecutor, the petitioner and her counsel, the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City. SO ORDERED. Calbayog City, Philippines, April 15, 2010. (Sgd) REYNALDO B. CLEMENS Judge EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4, July 5-11, 2010

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth (8th) Judicial Region Borongan, Eastern Samar OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO PROVINCIAL SHERIFF NOTICE OF SALE ON EXECUTION OF REAL PROPERTY WHEREAS, by virtue of a Writ of Execution issued by the Honorable NATHANIEL E. BALDONO, Presiding Judge of the Municipal Trial Court of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, wherein SAMAR ISLAND NGO CONSORTIUM Represented by Clarita Napoles is the plaintiff and EASTERN SAMAR DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, INC. Represented by JOSE KIMPES and GOLDEN TRI-STAR CORP. Rep. by ENGR. EMMANUEL LAO are the defendants, for the recovery of the sum of P2,576,475.30 plus additional interest of 12% per annum after April 30, 2010 and cost of suit, levy was made by undersigned sheriff on June 22, 2010, thru the Register of Deeds and City Assessor of Calbayog City, on the rights, interests, and participation in the real properties described as follows: 1. A parcel of land located at Aguit-itan, Calbayog District, Calbayog City, under Tax Declaration No. 99-01009-00002, in the name of Golden Tri-Star Corp. and bounded on the north, by J.D. Avelino St., on the East. Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte Special Proc. Case No. H-410 In Re: Correction of Entry in the Registry of Birth of Lourence T. Sembrano, Lourence T. Sembrano, Petitioner, -versusThe Office of the Civil Registrar, Matalom, Leyte and National Statistics Office, Respondents. x-----------x ORDER LOURENCE T. SEMBRANO, assisted by Atty. Mel Ryan B. Caballes, submits a Petition praying that after hearing and publication an Order be issued for the correction of erroneous entries in his Certificate of Live Birth at the Office of the Civil Registrar of Bato-Leyte and the National Statistics Office, Manila. He alleges, in support of his Petition THAT he is of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Brgy. Kalanggaman, Bato, Leyte; he was born on November 6, 1987 in Bato, Leyte, and was registered at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar, Bato, Leyte, his birth certificate was likewise registered at the National Statistics office, however they bear erroneous entries to wit: first name is Laurence instead of LOURENCE, middle name is “T” which should be TORRENTE, date of birth is likewise erroneous being July 16, 1990 instead of November 6, 1987; middle and maiden name of petitioner’s mother erroneously recorded by “H” instead of HUGO; full name of petitioner’s father misspelled as Carlob and middle name is lacking the correct entry
Extra-Judicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late CELERINO M. LAURENTE re parcels of land Cad Lot No. 11 (C/S of Lots 1628-A-1 & 1628-B-1), situated in Brgy. Alta Vista, Ormoc City, containing an area of 416 sq. m. under TD No. 00084-00208; Cad Lot No. 10 (C/S of Lots 1628-A-1 & 1628-B-1), containing an area of 583 sq. m. under TD No. 00084-00207 ; and Cad Lot No. 9-D-2 (C/S of Lots 1628-A-1 & 1628-B-1), containing an area of 2,177 sq. m. under TD No. 00084-00438 were settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 108; Page No. 19; Book No. XLVIV; Series of 2010 of Notary Public Ruben R. Capahi. EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4 & 5-11, 2010 Extrajudicial Adjudication with Confirmation of Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late PATRICIO MISSION re An Urban land located at Libertad, Higatangan,

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte SP. PROC. NO. CASE NO. H-108 IN RE: CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE REGISTRY OF BIRTH OF JUNNAVY C. LAYOLA, JUNNAVY C. LAYOLA, Petitioner -versusTHE OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR, MATALOM LEYTE AND THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondents. x-------------------x ORDER JUNNAVY C. LAYOLA, assisted by Atty. Mel Ryan B. Caballes prays for an Order authorizing the correction of the erroneous entry in her birth certificate from male to FEMALE at the Office of the Civil Registrar, Matalom, Leyte and the National Statistics Office, Manila She alleges, in support of her Petition, THAT. She is of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. Cahagnaan, Matalom, Leyte; Petitioner was born on June 8, 1988 in Matalom Leyte and was registered at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar, Matalom, Leyte, her birth certificate was likewise registered at the National Statistics Office however, the birth certificate bear an erroneous entry as her sex is indicated as male when in truth and in fact, she is a FEMALE; Junnavy C. Layola desires to correct the entry in her birth certificate as to her sex from male to FEMALE for legitimate purpose only, to conform to her scholastic records as well as in her other public and private documents. WHEREFORE, finding this Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte MUNICIPALITY OF KANANGA Petition No. CFN- 0002- 2010 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, BELEN POLIDO TUANO, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Brgy. Poblacion, Kananga, Leyte after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1)I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: a) the Certificate of Live Birth of my sister LILIBETH A. POLIDO 2) She was born on July 24, 1968 at Kananga, Leyte, Philippines. 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 99 – 1614. 4) The first name to be changed is from “MA. LILIBETH” to “LILIBETH”. 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: a) She was habitually and continuously used LILIBETH and She is publicly known in the community with that first name; b) All her records are showing LILIBETH as her First Name. 6) I Submit the following documents to support this petition: a) COLB of LILIBETH and son GABRIEL (OCRG Copy) b) Bank account and records – RCBC c) Land Title and Real Property Tax records d) Filipino Cable and BAYAN accounts e) Maynilad, Lifetime Plans and Meralco records f)PAG-IBIG FUNDS records g) Clearances (NBI, Court, Police and Barangay) h) Certification of Unemployment 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 Kananga, Leyte, in accordance with R.A. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) BELEN POLIDO TUANO Petitioner VERIFICATION I, BELEN POLIDO TUANO, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) BELEN POLIDO TUANO Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 8th day of June 2010 in Kananga, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting her Community Tax No. 31887590 issued at Kananga, Leyte on April 29, 2010. (Sgd.) ENGR. NEWTON A. ISAAC Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail June 21-27, & 28- July 4, 2010 Affidavit of Self Adjudication NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late COLIN JOHN MASSEY re a parcel of land Lot 6, Block 1, Psd-74948, being a portion of Lot 3011-a, Psd-73063, L.R.C Cad. Rec. No. _), situated in the Dist. of Cogon, Ormoc City, containing an area of 843 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 27412; and One-unit Residential House erected in the above-mentioned lot were adjudicated unto herself by MA. LEA V. MASSEY per Doc. No. 99; Page No. 20; Book No. CCXCV; Series of 2010 of Notary Public Nicolas S. Maglasang. EV Mail June 14-20, 21-27 & 28- July 3, 2010

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Villaba Republic of the Philippines) Villaba, Leyte )SS Petition No. CFN-0003-2010 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, NILDA A. LATOY, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Sulpa, Villaba, Leyte, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: b) the Certificate of Live Birth of Danilo C. Arañez who is my brother 2) She was born on 19 April 1976 at Villaba, Leyte, Philippines 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 180 D-76, 4) The first name to be changed is from DANILO to HARRY 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) He has habitually and continuously used HARRY and he is publicly known in the community with that first name; 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) Child’s birth cert. issued by NSO b) NBI, PNP and Barangay clearance and employment certificate c) Baptismal cert. & confirmation cert. and high school diploma/cert. d) Cert. of completions, ID cards, cert. of trainings and participation 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 have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasijudicial body. 9) I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Villaba, Leyte in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) NILDA A. LATOY Petitioner VERIFICATION I, NILDA A. LATOY, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) NILDA A. LATOY Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 24th day of June 2010 in the city/municipality of Villaba, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 31904791 issued at Villaba, Leyte on June 18, 2010. (Sgd.) ENGR. MEDALLO V. PUNONG MCR Administering Officer EV Mail June 28- July 4, & 5-11, 2010

By 01-003 (2040), on the South, by 01-002 (2156) and on the West, by Gomez Ext., containing an area of 1,185 sq. meters and having an assessed value of P1,422,000.00 2. A four-storey building located at Cor. Gomez and Avelino Sts., under Tax Declaration No. 99-01009-00424, in the name of Golden Tri-Star Corp., containing a total area of 270 sq. meters and assessed value of P1,263,900.00. NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of a Writ Execution and in accordance with Rule 39, Section 19 of the Rules of Court, undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction to the highest bidder for CASH and in Philippine Currency, on July 23, 2010, from 9:00 o’clock in the morning to 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon, at the main entrance of the Bulwagan ng Katarungan, the rights, interests and participation of defendant Golden Tri-Star Corp., in the above –described real properties in order to satisfy said writ of execution. Borongan City, Eastern Samar June 23, 2010, for Calbayog City. (Sgd.) VIRGILIO G. DADULLA Sheriff IV EV Mail June 21-27, & 28July 4, 2010

for initial hearing on July 26, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. at which date time and place anyone that may be affected by the grant of this Petition may oppose it at the first opportunity. Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks all expenses charge to the Petitioner as such fees are not included in the PAO Law exempting payment. Furnish copy of this Order to Petitioner and counsel for them to be present in the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 4th day of June, 2010, Hilongos, Leyte Philippines. (Sgd.) EPHREM S. ABANDO Judge ESA/gsp EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4 & 5-11, 2010

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte Municipality of Hindang NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Sec. 5, R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that PAULITA C. ALEÑO, has filed with this office a Petition for Change of First Name from GENERIO to NERIO in the birth certificate of NERIO C. ALEÑO who was born on May 25, 1970 at Hindang, Leyte, Philippines and whose parents are MARCELINO M. ALEÑO and CATALINA B. CALOPE. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than fifteen (15) days after publication. (Sgd.) DEXTER R. SARCON Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail June 28 – July 4, & 5-11, 2010 Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Samar Municipality of Almagro NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that EUFRACIO CARPON GALECIA has filed with this office a petition for Change of First Name from ANALYN to MICHELLE in the birth certificate of ANALYN MONSANTO GALICIA bearing registry number 9 of parents EUFRACIO CARPON GALICIA and SALVACION ARIDILON MONSANTO. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than _____. (Sgd.) NELIDA N. BERNALES Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail June 28- July 4, & 5-11, 2010

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being CARLOS ALTERADO SEMBRANO; date of marriage is also erroneous April 6, 1987 instead of April 16, 1990; and this petition is not intended for any purpose nor to hide any unlawful act but for legitimate purpose only to conform to his scholastic records as well as his public and private documents. WHEREFORE, finding the Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on July 12, 2010 at 1:30 in the afternoon at which date, time and place, anyone that may be affected by the grant of this Petition may oppose it at this first opportunity. Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks; all expenses charge to the petitioner as it is not included by the PAO law granting free court legal fees as publication will be done by a private enterprise. Furnish copy of this Order to the Petitioner and counsel for them to be present during the initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 2nd day of June 2010, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) EPHREM S. ABANDO Judge ESA/avv EV Mail June 14-20, 21-27, & 28- July 3, 2010

Republic of the Philippines CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Leyte City of Ormoc Petition No. CFN-0006-2010 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, JUDITHA APAS BAUL, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of 805 Mejia Subdivision, Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines, 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 my Certificate of Live Birth. 2.) I was born on DECEMBER 9, 1956 at Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines. 3.) The birth was recorded under registry number 590. 4.) The first name to be changed is from ALFINA to JUDITHA. 5.) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: I habitually and continuously used JUDITHA as my first name and I am publicly known in the community with that first name. 6.) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a.) Certificate of Live Birth. b.) Marriage Contract and Birth Certificate of Children. c.) Official Record of Student and Certification issued by Jose Rizal College. d.) Statement of Account (RCBC Bankcard and BPI Asset Management). e.) Approval of Credit Line with BPI and BPI Asset Management. f.) Phil. Health Ins. Corp. (Benefit Payment Notice), issued by Philhealth. g.) NBI Clearance, Police Clearance and Affidavit of Non-Employment. 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 have no pending criminal, civil/ administrative case in any court or any quasijudicial body. 9.) I am filing this petition at the CRO of Ormoc City, Leyte, in accordance with RA 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd) JUDITHA APAS BAUL Signature over printed name of petitioner Verification I, JUDITHA APAS BAUL, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd) JUDITHA APAS BAUL Signature over printed name of petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 18th day of June, 2010 in the City of Ormoc, petitioner exhibiting her Community Tax Certificate No. 07817906, issued at Ormoc City, Leyte, on January 20, 2010. (Sgd.) ARCHILLES A. SILVA, LL.B., MPA, DM City Civil Registrar EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4, 2010
Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province: Leyte Municipality of : Matag-ob Petition No. CFN-002-2010 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, OLIVINA BONGBONG SOCO, of legal age Filipino and a resident of Malazarte Matag-ob, Leyte after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in a) my Certificate of Live Birth 2) I was born on January 4, 1966 at Malazarte, Matag-ob, Leyte, Philippines 3) The birth was recorded under the Registry Number 87-271 4) The first name to be change is from VIL OLIVENA to OLIVINA 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b)I have habitually continuously used OLIVINA and I publicly known in the community with that first name 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a.) NBI b.) Police clearance c.) Postal Identity Card d.) Voters Registration Record e.) SSS 7) I have not filed similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petitions is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate 8.) I have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasi judicial body. 9) I am filing this petition at LCRO of Matagob, Leyte in accordance with R.A. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) OLIVINA B. SOCO Petitioner VERIFICATION I, OLIVINA B. SOCO, the petitioner hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) OLIVINA B. SOCO Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 18th day of JUNE, 2010 in the Municipality of Matag-ob, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 22587189 issued at Matag-ob, Leyte on February 9, 2010. (Sgd.) ENGR. AGUSTIN D. PEDRANO, JR. Local Civil Registrar

Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court Regional Trial Court Eight Judicial Region Branch 17 Palompon, Leyte SP. PROC. NO. 0313-PN IN THE MATTER FOR THE CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE BIRTH RECORD OF JEWS ZOA TAUB GARNICA SPECIFICALLY THE SEX FROM FEMALE TO MALE JEWS ZOA TAUB GARNICA Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TABANGO, LEYTE AND CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL/NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE Respondents. x---------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed with this Court by the petitioner, through counsel Atty. Rafael A. Mativo, that after publication, notice and hearing, an Order be issued directing the Local Civil Registrar of Tabango, Leyte and the Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office to make the Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte SP. PROC. CASE NO. 0309PN IN RE: PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION SETTLEMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATE OF THE LATE CARIDAD S. VELASCO WITH PRAYER FOR RECEIVERSHIP, GREGORIO S. OMEGA, Petitioner. x--------------x AMENDED ORDER A verified Petition for issuance of letters of administration, settlement and distribution of estate of the late Caridad S. Velasco with prayer for receivership is filed by the petitioner, through counsel Atty. Elroy Raymund S. Bertulfo, that after due notice and hearing, letters of administration and receivership of the estate of the late Caridad S. Velasco be issued to the petitioner. As the petition appears to be sufficient in form and substance, pursuant to Sec. 3, Rule 79, let

necessary corrections in the record of birth of petitioner Jews Zoa Taub Garnica, specifically by changing the corresponding entry in the petitioner’s sex from “FEMALE to MALE”. As the petition appears to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing, pursuant to Sec. 4 of Rule 108 of the Revised Rules of Court, on July 29, 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte at which date, time and place, any person may appear and show cause, if any, why the petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioners in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Furnish copies of the Petition and of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General, The Local Civil Registrar of Tabango, Leyte, The Civil Registrar General (NSO), the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Leyte and the petitioner. SO ORDERED. this case be set for hearing on July 22, 2010 at the Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte. Any interested person may by filing a written opposition before the scheduled hearing and served upon the petitioner, contest the petition on the ground of the incompetence of the person for whom letters are prayed, or on the ground of the contestant’s own right to administration, and may pray that letters issue to himself, or to any competent person or person named in the opposition. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be made at least one week prior the date for hearing. Furnish copy of this order and of this Petition to Juan O. Velasco, Poblacion, Tabango, Leyte, to the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Metro Manila, Atty. Lorna O. Pades, Office of the Public

Given in Chambers, this 20th day of May, 2010 at the Hall of Justice, Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) ROGELIO R. JOBOCO Acting Presiding Judge Copy furnished: 1. Atty. Rafael A. Mativo – Palompon, Leyte 2. The Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City 3. The Hon. Asst. Provincial Prosecutor Lorna Pades, Palompon, Leyte 4. The Local Civil Registrar of Palompon, Leyte 5. The Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office, Quezon City 6. Jews Zoa Taub Garnica – Otabon, Tabango, Leyte EV Mail June 28- July 4, 5-11 & 12-18, 2010

Naval, Biliran, consisting of approximately 170 sq. m. declared under his name with ARP No. 00349 was adjudicated unto herself by LUCINA M. BATUTO and sold in favor of RIZA B. NENGASCA per Doc. No. 22; Page No. 5; Book No. 1; Series of 2009 of Notary Public Lolita G. Casas-Nueve. EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4 & 5- 11, 2010 Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late FERNANDO C. ORCALES had left no known debts from the Land Bank of the Philippines Calbayog City branch of Savings Account Passbook under Savings Account No. 2171-0814-19, was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 089; Book No. LXII; Page No. 38; Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Ma. Rowena L. Urot. EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4, & 5-11, 2010

Prosecutor of Palompon, Leyte. Furnish copy of this Order to the petitioner Gregorio S. Omega of Poblacion, Tabango, Leyte and to Atty. Elroy Raymund Bertulfo counsel of the petitioner. SO ORDERED. In chambers, May 20, 2010 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) ROGELIO R. JOBOCO Acting Presiding Judge Copy furnished: 1. Pros. Lorna Pades, Palompon, Leyte 2. The Solicitor General, Manila 3. Atty. Rona P. Diongzon, Clerk of Court RTC, Palompon, Leyte 4. Atty. Elroy Raymund S. Bertulfo, Villaba, Leyte. EV Mail June 28- July 4, 5-11 & 12-18, 2010

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte SP. PROC. CASE NO. H-411 In Re: Correction of Entry in the Registry of Birth of Severino B. OJa, Jr. Severino B. Oja, Jr. Petitioner, -versus – The Office of the Civil Registrar Matalom, Leyte and the National Statistics Office, Respondents. x----------x ORDER SEVERINO B. OJA, assisted by Atty. Mel Ryan B. Caballes submits this Petition, because he is erroneously recorded in his birth certificate as Severina, and his sex is female rather male. He avers is support of his Petition, THAT: he is of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Brgy. Sta. Fe, Matalom, Leyte; Petitioner was born on March 12, 1977 in Matalom, Leyte and his birth was registered at the office of the LoRepublic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte SP. PROC. CASE H- 412 In Re: Correction of Entry in the Registry of Birth of Geralda De Dios Arquillano, Geralda De Dios Arquillano, Petitioner, -versus – The Office of the Civil Registrar, Inopacan, Leyte and the National Statistics Office, Respondents. x-------------------x ORDER PETITIONER ASSISTED by Attorney Mel Ryan B. Caballes prays that after due hearing and publication an order be issued authorizing the correction of her erroneous entry for sex in her birth certificate at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Inopacan, Leyte and the National Statistics Office, and its Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte SP. PROC. NO. H-414 IN RE: CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE REGISTRY OF BIRTH OF GINGGES KHAN D. NOPAL, GINGGES KHAN D. NOPAL, Petitioner, THE OFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR, INOPACAN, LEYTE AND THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE, Respondent x-------------------x ORDER PETITIONER assisted by Attorney Mel Ryan B. Caballes, prays that after due hearing and publication an order is issued authorizing the correction of an erroneous entry from female to MALE in the birth record of GINGGES KHAN D. NOPAL at the office of the Civil Registrar of Inopacan, Leyte and the National Statistics Office. He alleges, to support his Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 42 Balangiga, Eastern Samar SP. PRO. NO. 0065 FOR: CORRECTION OF ENTRIES LEZYL AUCENA FABILLAR, Petitioner, -versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF GIPORLOS, EASTERN SAMAR, Respondent, x---------------x ORDER Before this Court is a Petition for Correction of Entries in the certificate of Live Birth, cal Civil Registrar; Matalom, Leyte, his birth certificates was likewise furnished with the National Statistics Office, Manila, however, the birth certificate bears erroneous entries; his first name is misspelled Severina instead of SEVERINO, his middle name is likewise in misspelled, Benongo and the correct one is BINONGO, and his name lacks JR. and his sex entered as female instead of MALE SEVERINO BINONGO, JR. is a male, and he wants to correct the wrong entries in his Certificate of Live Birth; and, this Petition is not intended for any unlawful purpose nor to hide any unlawful purpose nor to hide any unlawful act but only for purposes of correcting erroneous entries in his birth record so as to conform to his scholastic records and his public and private documents. WHEREFORE, finding this Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on July 19, 2010 at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon at which date, time, and place, anyone that may be affected by the grant of this Petition may oppose it at the first opportunity. Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks all expenses charged to the Petitioner as the PAO law does not include this private endeavor. Furnish copy of this Order to Petitioner and counsel for them to be present on the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 3rd day of June 2010, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) EPHREM S. ABANDO Judge ESA ave EV Mail June 14-20, 21-27, & 28- July 3, 2010

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region BRANCH 32 Calbayog City LR CASE No. 297 IN RE: PETITION FOR INSCRIPTION OF FULL AND COMPLETE TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION OF LOT NO. 418, CAD. 429-D, COVERED BY OCT NO. 15263. ROBINSON GUBA, Represented by: REMEGIA BRANZUELA, Petitioner, -versusTHE REGISTER OF DEEDS, of Catbalogan City, LAND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY Respondent. x---------------x ORDER This is a verified petition for INSCRIPTION OF FULL AND COMPLETE TECHNICAL OF LOT NO. 418, CAD 429-D, COVERED BY ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 15263, filed on January 19, 2010 by ROBINSON GUBA, represented by REMEGIA BRANZUELA, praying among others that after due notice and hearing, this court issues an Order, ordering the Register of Deeds of Catbalogan, City and the Land Registration Authority to inscribe the full and complete Technical Description of Lot No. 418. CAD 429-D, covered by OCT No. 15263. Finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte SP. PROC. CASE NO. H-416 IN RE: PETITION FOR THE DECLARATION OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH OF AN ABSENTEE SPOUSE RODELITA R. PIEDAD, FLORENTINO S. OLORES, Petitioner, x-------------x ORDER PETITIONER, by counsel comes to court praying that after publication, notice, and hearing the Honorable Court issued an Order 1) Declaring the absentee, Rodelita R. Piedad, presumptively dead in accordance with law without prejudice to the effect of her reappearance; 2) Releasing the petitioner from the matrimonial bond of his absentee spouse; and, 3) Such other relief and remedy just and equitable under the premises. He alleges in this Petition, THAT: he is of legal age, married, and a resident of Brgy. Kalanggaman, Bato, Leyte, while absentee’s last known address is likewise Brgy. Kalanggaman, Bato, Leyte, Petitioner was married to Rodelita R. Piedad on August 2, 1997 which was registered in the Local Civil Registry of Bato, Leyte, before their marriage they had been living us husband and wife; out of their union were born two children; in 1998, Rodelita left their conjugal abode in Bato, Leyte, since then, Rodelita did not return or communicated to petitioner, petitioner raised their two children alone; since 1998. petitioner has not known the location of Rodelita; he exerted all efforts to locate her, together with some other friends; he why said petition should not be granted, and, attend on said hearing at the date, time and place as above-stated. Let a copy of this Order be furnished the Office of the Solicitor General, Office of the Local Civil Registrar, Giporlos, Eastern Samar, National Statistics Office and Lezyl Aucena Fabillar for their proper information and guidance. SO ORDERED in chambers. 16 June 2010, Balangiga, the same is hereby given due course and set for initial hearing on AUGUST 20, 2010, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before this Court at the Hall of Justice, Brgy. Capo-ocan, Calbayog City, All interested person/s are hereby ordered and/or cited to appear on said date, hour and place and to show cause, if any they have why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the Petitioner, once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and Calbayog City, to be selected by the Clerk of Court. Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City, prior to the date of hearing and likewise let a copy of this order be posted, for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing, at the Bulletin board of the following: 1. Regional Trial Court, Branch 32, Calbayog City 2. Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Calbayog City 3. Municipal Hall of Almagro, Samar, and 4. Brgy. Hall of Brgy. Malobago, Almagro, Samar. Finally, let copies of this Order together with a copy of the petition and its annexes be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, Provincial Prosecutor’s Office, Calbayog City, the Administrator, of the Land Registration Authority, Director of Lands, Director, Department of Environment asked some friends but no one known where Rodelita is; absence of Rodelita since 1998 now created a presumption that she is already dead; Petitioner is still young and intends to marry again; and based on this disputable presumption of death, petitioner files this petition to declare his spouse presumptively dead in a summary proceeding, without prejudice to the effects of her reappearance. WHEREFORE, finding this Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on July 23, 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at which date, time, and place anyone (including Rodelita Piedad) may appear it at the first opportunity. Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte at least one, all expenses charge to Petitioner as publication is private enterprise not covered by the PAO law. Furnish copy of this Order to the Petitioner and his counsel for them to be present on the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 15th day of June 2010, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.)EPHREM S. ABANDO Judge ESA/avv EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4, & 5- 11, 2010

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and Natural Resources, Regional Office, Tacloban City and the Register of Deeds, of Catbalogan City and the adjacent property owners of OCT No. 15263 and found in Brgy. Malobago, Almagro, Samar SO ORDERED. Given this 7th day of June, 2010, at Calbayog City, Philippines. (Sgd.) ROMEO D. TAGRA Presiding Judge RDT/smt EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4, 2010
Extrajudicial Settlement Among Heirs NOTICE IS HEREBY given that heirs of the late LOURDES MARILLA SALDANA Extrajudicially settled among themselves a parcel of land with a residential house erected thereon (LRC) PSD78425, containing an area of 200 sq. m, more or less covered by TCT No. T-4039 situated in Marasbaras, Tacloban City. That said Antonio V. Saldana hereby waived all his rights and participation over the herein described property in favor of his children per Doc. No. 198; Page No. 40; Book No. IX; Series of 2010. EV Mail June 21-27, 28- July 4, & 5-11, 2010 Extra-Judicial Partition with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late SPS. VICENTE ABAÑO and ANASTACIA S. ABAÑO re parcels of land Lot No. 5434-D, Psd-69840 covered by TCT No. 5312, containing an area of 26,263 sq. m. was partitioned among their heirs and Lot No. 5434-D-1 and Lot No. 5434-D-4 with corresponding area of 1,406 sq. m. and 1,500. sq.m. sold in favor of SPS. ERNESTO MONTE and EMELYN MONTE per Doc. No. 96; Page No. 21; Book No. 13; Series of 2008 of Notary Public Bruno A. Villamor. EV Mail June 21- 27, 28- July 4, & 5-11, 2010

registration within these offices. She alleges, in support of her Petition, THAT: She was born on December 31, 1985 in Inopacan, Leyte and her birth was registered with LCR, Inopacan, and NSO Manila; however her birth certificate bears on erroneous entry for sex as it is entered as male when in truth and in fact she is a FEMALE, GERALDA DE DIOS ARQUILLANO desires to correct the entry in her Birth Certificates; her petition is not intended for any unlawful purpose nor to bide any unlawful act but for the legitimate purpose of correcting her birth record. WHEREFORE, finding this Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE the same is set for initial hearing on July 19, 2010 at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon at which date, time and place, anyone that may be affected by the grant of this Petition may object at his opportunity. Petition, THAT : He is of legal age, single, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. Cabulisan, Inopacan, Leyte, Petitioner was born on December 5, 1990 in Inopacan, Leyte and was registered at the Office of the Local Civil Registrar; his birth was likewise registered at the National Statistics Office, however the birth certificates bear erroneous entry as his sex is indicated as female when in truth and in fact, he is male; Gingges Khan D. Nopal. Desires to correct the entry in his birth certificate registered at the LCR Inopacan and NSO; and, this petition is not intended for any unlawful purpose but simply to correct the erroneous entry. WHEREFORE, finding this Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on July 21, 2010 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date, time and place, anyone that may be affected by the grant of this petition may oppose it at this

Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, all expense charged to Petitioner as this private business is not covered by the PAO law granting exemption or fees and charges. Furnish copy of this Order to the Petitioners and counsel for them to be present on the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 9th day of June 2010, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) EPHREM S. ABANDO Judge ESA/ave EV Mail June 14-20, 21-27, & 28- July 3, 2010

first opportunity. Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks all expenses charged to the Petitioner as this endeavor is not covered by any exemption in the PAO law. Furnish copy of this Order to the Petitioner and counsel for them to be present on the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 9th day of June 2010, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.)EPHREM S. ABANDO Judge ESA/avv EV Mail June 14-20, 21-27, & 28- July 3, 2010

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8TH Judicial Region BRANCH 32 Calbayog City LRC No. 300 IN RE: PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF NEW OWNER’S DUPLICATE ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 2034 IN THE NAME OF FELICIANA Y. REMEGIO, FELICIANA Y. REMEGIO, Represented by: ARTURO LOPEZ, Petitioners, -versusFERNANDINA S. REYES, in her capacity as Registrar of Deeds of Calbayog City, Samar, Respondents x----------------------------------------------------x ORDER This is a verified petition for The REPLACEMENT OF OWNER’S DUPLICATE ORIGINAL OF CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 2034. IN LIEU OF THE LOST ONE, IN THE NAME OF FELICIANA Y. REMEGIO, filed on March 30, 2010 by petitioner Feliciana Y. Remegio, thru counsel Atty. Alex Gelera, praying that after due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered to the effect that: a.) The Owner’s Duplicate of the Original Certificate of Title No. 2034 that has been lost or destroyed as null and void; b.) Ordering the Register of Deeds of Calbayog City to issue a new owner’s Duplicate of OCT No. 2034 in the same terms and conditions as the Original thereof prevailing prior to its loss upon payment of all the lawful fees; Finding the Petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course and set for initial hearing on AUGUST 23, 2010, at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before this Court at the Hall of Justice, Brgy. Capo-ocan, Calbayog City. All interested person/s are hereby ordered and/or cited to appear on said date, hour and place and to show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published at the expense of the Petitioner, once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Samar and Calbayog City, to be selected by the Clerk of Court of the Regional Trial Court, Calbayog City, and likewise let a copy of this Order be posted, for three (3) consecutive weeks, prior to the date of hearing, at the bulletin board of the following: 1. Bulletin Board of the Regional Trial Court, Branch 32, Calbayog City 2. Bulleting Board of the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Calbayog City, 3. Main Entrance of the City Hall of Calbayog City and 4. Main Entrance of the Brgy. Hall of Brgy. Rizal, Calbayog City Finally, let copies of this Order together with a copy of the petition and its annexes be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General, Prosecutor’s Office, Calbayog City, the Administrator, of the Land Registration Authority, Director of Lands; Director, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Regional Office, Tacloban City and the Register of Deeds, of Calbayog City; SO ORDERED. Given this 7th day of June, 2010, at Calbayog City, Philippines. (Sgd) ROMEO D. TAGRA, Presiding Judge EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4, 2010

filed by herein petitioner Lezyl Aucena Fabillar, praying of this Honorable Court that after due notice, publication and hearing, a judgment be rendered granting this petition, and particularly ordering the Civil Registrar of Giporlos, Eastern Samar to correct the entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of Lezyl Aucena Fabillar as to her sex from Male to Female; her middle name from Aucema to Aucena, the middle name of petitioner’s mother as Valdez instead of “V” only; the middle name of petitioner’s father as Abadilla instead of “A” only; the date of marriage of petitioner’s parents from May 18, 1990 to May 18 1989, and to forward the corrected birth

records of the petitioner to the National Statistics Office. It appearing that the petition is sufficient in form and substance, let the hearing of the petition be set on 05 August 2010 at 8:30 a.m., in the Session Hall of this Court, Balangiga, Eastern Samar. Let a copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Region VIII and the Province of Eastern Samar at the expense of the petitioner, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks prior to the date of hearing to afford any person or persons who may have opposition thereto to file the same, stating among others the ground or grounds

Eastern Samar. (Sgd.) ROWENA NIEVES A. TAN Presiding Judge EV Mail June 21-27, 28-July 4, 5-11, 2010

Republic of the Philippines City Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte City of Baybay Republic of the Philippines ) Province of Leyte ) SS Petition No. CFN-0009-2010 Petition for Change of First Name I, Milagros Anita L. Leyte, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. 10, Catbalogan City, Leyte after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1.) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: a.) my Certificate of Live Birth 2.) I/He/She Born on July 24, 1971 at Baybay Leyte, Philippines 3.) The birth was recorded under registry number 702 4.) The first name to be changed is from Milagrosa Anita to Milagros Anita 5.) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: (Ground selected should be explained/justified) in a separate sheet of paper to be attached to this form.) a.) The first name is extremely difficult to write or pronounce; b.) I have He/She has habitually and continuously used Milagros Anita and I/He/ She is publicly known in the community with that first name; c.) The first name is tainted with dishonor d.) The first name is ridiculous, e.) The first name causes confusion; f.) Other, (Specify) All my other records shows Milagros Anita as my First Name.

6.) I submit the following documents to support this petition: (Use additional sheets, if necessary) a) COLB OCRG Copy b) Employment Certification c) Mayor’s Clearance, Police Clearance, Barangay and NBI Clearance d) Voter’s Certification e) ID’s f) Board Certificate g) Marriage Certificate h) Birth Certificate of Children 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 City, Leyte in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd) MILAGROS ANITA L. LEYTE Petitioner Verification I, Milagros Anita L. Leyte, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd) MILAGROS ANITA L. LEYTE Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 9th day of June 2010 in the city/municipality of Baybay City, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his/her Community Tax Certificate No. 03706901 issued at Catbalogan City, Leyte on January 7, 2010. (Sgd) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG Administering Officer EV Mail June 21-27, June 28-July 4, 2010

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Bb. Ormoc 2010 Frances Mae Gochoco with her Court. Performing before a jam-packed Tacloban Astrodome last June 28, Air Supply’s Russell Hitchcock walked through adoring fans. Graham Russell, on the other hand, walked through the other side of the Dome. The concert was produced by Big Boss Daddy Promotions of Keneth Uy, scion of the Asia group of companies, and were reasonably priced at P 300, 700, 1,200 and P2,000. Mayor Alfred Romualdez and wife Kringkring, and congressman Ferdinand Martin Romualdez was also present and stayed until the concert ended, dancing to the music of the duo that became phenomenal hits in the 70’s and 80’s.

BLESSING OF THE ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST’S SHRINE at the EBR Port at Sitio Lutao, Benolho, Albuera, Leyte last June 24. Photo shows “EBR” Ernie B. Rizarri at the foreground as he follows the priest officiating the blessing of a shrine he and his partners have put up at their private port. He said they decided to put up the shrine because the noticed passengers felt comforted if they had a place to pray and seek solace especially on times of rough seas. The port promises to be a major one in the near future, with his partners preparing for the eventuality with a brand new P50-million barge soon to be launched. The port services mostly cargo trucks and sand and gravel haulers to and from Cebu.