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No hiring of JO workers in City Hall-city administrator BY JOEY A. GABIETA
According to the city administrator, since the polTACLOBAN CITY - There would be no icy was enforced, contracts of about 300 job order hiring of new workers at the City Hall. At workers were not renewed. Job order workers have only two months of workleast, for emergency or job order workers. ing contract but subject for renewal. This was revealed by city administrator John TecPrior to the retrenchment, there were more than son Lim, who added that the no hiring policy would 1,700 job order workers covering the various offices not cover for permanent positions.
City local operations ofﬁcer lawyer Darwin Bibar preside the election of new ofﬁcers of Tacloban’s chapter Philippine Councilors’ League on Wednesday. Councilor Edwin Chua, who ran unopposed, was elected as the president of said council. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)
3,600 children deprived of supplemental WEATHER feeding in Tacloban
Scattered thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.
TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is now releasing checks to the local government units for the third cycle of the Supplemental Feeding Program (SFP), but Tacloban City is yet to implement the first cycle of the program.
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According to Pauline Nadera, DSWD-8 focal person on SFP, the amount of P5.4 million has been downloaded to the city government last year. “The amount is for 3,600 children in 60 day-care centers in the city. The budget is for a one-hot-meal a day for 120 days or four months,” said Nadera. Nadera said Tacloban is still on the first cycle and the feeding is not being implemented. Her office called the attention of Lili-
osa Baltazar, city social welfare officer on this matter. “We have oriented their social workers and daycare-workers about this program last year,” Nadera said. According to Nadera, the beneficiaries of this program are children 3-4 years old, and those children not catered by the Department of Education pre-school children, but enrolled in day care. “We at DSWD believed
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and departments of the City Hall. Lim, however, hinted that the policy on not hiring new job order workers could be temporary. The freeze order on hiring new job order workers would be lifted once the city government under the administration of Mayor Alfred Romualdez sees the necessity of it, the city administrator said. Lim also admitted that the freezing on the hiring of new emergency workers could be due to the “diminishing funds” of the city government on personnel who worked on contract basis. According to Lim, the city government was able to “save” P1.2 million every month due to the policy it imposed, by not renewing the contracts of the job order workers. The official assured the public that the services rendered by the City Hall would not be affected despite of non-renewal of the job order workers. He added that the more than 1,500 permanent workers of the City Hall are capable to handle the demands of the people of the city. Meantime, administrator Lim said that the administration of Mayor Romualdez hope to run the the city bureaucracy as efficient as possible. He said that to achieve this, a reengineering of the organization of the City Hall would be enforce “to meet the demands of the constituents.”
Leyte SP implements its paperless session TA C L O B A N CITY – The Sanguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte had started its implementation of a paperless session and will have its full swing implementation in their next session next week. The implementation of a paperless session is beneficial for members of the provincial board, according to Vice Governor Carlo Loreto, as they could access and study their agenda anytime of the day and anywhere for as long as they have ac-
cess to the internet. This will also lessen the usage of paper, added Loreto. “The less paper we use, the less trees are cut, thus we protect our environment from degradation of our forest,” said Loreto. The sanggunian did not spend any amount or budget for the acquisition of tablets and iPad for the implementation of the paperless session as members of the provincial board are using their perto page 8
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OPAPP encourages FRs to return to the folds of the law
CATBALO GAN CITY-The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) in Samar continues to encourage former rebels (FRs) to come back into the folds of the law by giving them livelihood financial assistance. OPAPP representative Emy Bonifacio encouraged the stakeholders to recommend FRs in their area during the OPAPP’s Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Paman) technical working group (PTWG) meeting, at Motiong municipal hall, Motiong, Samar recently. She said that OPAPP in coordination with Pro-
vincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) and the Army represented by the 87th Infantry Battalion had been working hand in hand towards the implementation of the Local Social Integration Program (LSIP) in Samar province. Last September 2012 ,four former New People’s Army members received livelihood assistance at the PSWDO in Catbalogan City where livelihood projects will be monitored. As required, the FRs will pass through a series of screenings before they are declared qualified to avail of the government’s livelihood assistance from OPAPP’s Pamana. In 2012 the former reb-
els received P50, 000 each to start a livelihood project which shall be monitored regularly by the OPAPP and other concerned agencies. Meanwhile, the primary agenda during the PTWG meeting is the additional funding of P100 million for the Pamana road project. This is expected to strengthen roads toward conflict areas in Samar, Bonifacio added. The road project, particularly the Lokilokon-San Jose de Buan that leads to the barangays of Samar towns Paranas, Motiong and San Jose de Buan. Motiong Mayor Francisco Langi extends his appreciation to the Pamana for having the road project. He said
Schisto exists in 13 Tacloban barangays - Report TACLOBAN CITY -- Tacloban is not exempted from schistomiasis, so said its city health officer. Dr. Jaime Opinion, city health officer, told reporters during the “Kapihan Ha Balyuan” on Wednesday- July 31, that of the 138 barangays of the city,13 are endemic of schistomiasis particularly in the barangays of Marasbaras and San Jose in the south and in the barangays of Paglaum, San Roque and Scandinavian in the northern part. He clarified that
this is a record coming from the Department of Health- but they would revisit the place for reassessment, particularly in San Jose and Marasbaras areas because people there do not believe that schisto exist in their place, said Opinion. However, according to Dr. Opinion, of the three northern barangays specifically mentioned in the report, he is convinced that schistomiasis really exist because these areas are located very close to Sta. Fe and Alangalang towns in Leyte, which
are also identified as schistomiasis endemic places. The city health office has now increased its schistomiasis mass treatment in the entire city. Taking the medicine against disease doesn’t mean one has it. Afflicted or not with schistomiasis, one has take the medicine which is given free- this is more on prevention than cure, he said. Last July 25, DOH Asstistant Secretary Enrique Tayag led the kick off of the mass treatment on schisto-
that this is a big help for many Motionganons living in that area. Bonifacio stressed that Pamana aims to reduce poverty and vulnerability in conflict-affected areas through sustainable rural development, community infrastructure and focused delivery of social services. Pamana also aims to empower communities and strengthen their capacity to address issues of conflict and peace through activities that promote social cohesion, she added. (PIA 8- SA-
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CSCRO8 conducts ARTA watch to diﬀerent gov’t agencies GOV’T CENTER, Palo, Leyte -- The Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. 8 conducted ARTA Watch in 14 government agencies in the region from March to June this year. All 14 government agencies have posted their Citizen’s Charter in strategic location and 11 of these agencies fully complied with the “No Noon Break” Policy under RA 9485. Among these government agencies are the National Food Authority, Regional Office VIII [NFA
miasis held in Dagami Leyte, which was attended by Gov. Dominico “Mic” Petilla, municipal mayors, city and municipal health officers, among others. (FRED PADERNOS)
RO8], Office of the Ombudsman-Eastern Visayas, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines-Tacloban [CAAP-Tacloban], Commission on Higher Education, Regional Office VIII [CHedO8], Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau [DENR-EMB], Commission on Elections, Regional Office VIII [Comelec RO8], and the Bureau of Immigration Tacloban District Office. Agencies’ branches in Maasin City were likewise visited, namely: Land Transportation Office [LTO], Phil Health Insurance Corporation [PHIC], Government Insurance System Incorporated [GSIS] and the Philippine Ports Authority, Regional Of-
fice VIII [PPA RO8]. The visit, led by acting Director III Rowin Riños, aims to improve the delivery of frontline services of government agencies across Eastern Visayas, with emphasis on the “No Noon Break” Policy. Thus, he stressed that at no instance during lunch time should clients be denied from transacting official business with the agency. Moreover, Dir. Riños challenged them to be recipients of the Citizen’s Satisfaction Center Seal of Excellence Award [CSC-SEA].(PR)
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Samar barangays to receive P300-T Kalahi-CIDSS Pamana project C AT B A L O G A N CITY – Thirty barangays in Motiong, Samar will receive P300,000 for Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) Kapit Bisig Laban sa KahirapanComprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (Kalahi-CIDSS), according to project representative Maria Kristina Manicani during the Pamana technical working group (PTWG) meeting at the municipal hall in Motiong, Samar recently. The project, anchored on community-driven develop-
ment (CDD) approach, gives the community control on development decisions on how they want to use the funds they receive, Manicani said. This is a grant to Pamana barangays from various conflictaffected provinces under Pillar 2, in which P300,000 per barangay is allocated for community-driven peace building and development interventions. Manicani said that Pamana Pillar II strategy is facilitating delivery of basic services at the community level through community driven development and community livelihood interventions.
This poverty reduction strategy of the Aquino administration aims to reduce poverty incidence to 14.2 percent. Manicani said that the project was given to municipalities with existing Pamana projects. Presently, the project in focus complements the program’s main strategy which is to bring back government to Pamana areas, ensure that the communities benefit from the improved delivery of basic social services and are served by responsive, transparent and accountable government unit. (PIA 8SAMAR AVHA HILARIO)
Leyte SP’s environment committee holds consultative meeting at PASAR TACLOBAN CITY – Members of the committee on environment and natural resources of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte conducted a committee consultative meeting for the request of the Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation (PASAR), the country’s only copper refinery that is located inside the Leyte Industrial and Development Estate (LIDE), for a resolution interposing no objection with regards to their airstrip expansion that will affect a number of mangroves. At least 1,000 mangrove trees are to be cut by the company in their airstrip expansion to comply with the international standard as mandated in the Manual Standard for Aerodromes. The committee consultative meeting was attended by committee on environment chairperson Board Member
Maria Mimmietta Bagulaya, its members Board Members Gina Merilo, Bob Abellanosa, Anlie Apostol, Niccolo Villasin, Allan Ang, Emmanuel Gacis and Jun Cayunda Jr. Government agencies that were present in the consultative meeting were representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO). “We invited them to get their assessment and information and to know if what are the documents or permits given to PASAR especially from the CAAP on the compliance of the company to the requirements on constructing the airstrip expansion,” Board Member Bagulaya said. Bagulaya added that
the information they got from the consultative meeting along with the recommendations from the three agencies will be studied by their committee before they conduct the actual site inspection at PASAR this August. In the consultative meeting, the representative from the BFAR clarified that their agency cannot touch the issue as law mandates DENR to have full supervision over a mangrove area. But since this project of PASAR will includes cutting of mangrove trees, which their agency has an existing project of mangrove reforestation, so they also look into the matter and conducted an ocular inspection Friday last week. “Existence of mangrove is important in the long run. Mangrove is not only nestling place of fish but it also serves as protection to natural calamities,” said to page 9
Members of the Philippine Ports Authority Training Center-Manila pose with workers of the Leyte Integrated Port Services, Inc. during their visit in Tacloban recently for a seminar-workshop.
LIPSI conducts training to improve its services, qualify for ISO certification TACLOBAN CITY The Leyte Integrated Port Services, Inc. (LIPSI) has recently conducted a series of trainings aimed to improve its quality of service and eventually achieved an International Standards Office(ISO) on certified cargo handling operator. In a press statement, LIPSI president and general manager Ignacio Malate said that the trainings were initiated by the Philippine Ports Authority Training Center (PPATC)-Manila. The trainings were held last July 16 to 18 and July
22 to 26. The first training had a course title “Dockworkers/Stevedores Course,” involving 30 participants with Arvin Dadulo as the resource person. During the trainings, personnel from the PPATC-Manila served as the guest speakers. This was followed by “Integrated Port Operations Course,” with Regner Gayramon as resource speaker. And the last training with a course title “Basic International Standards
Office (ISO)1901-2008 Quality Management System seminar-workshop had the following resource speakers: Lilian Javier, PPATC manager; Dr.Marjorie Rola, manager training delivery division; Fe Gonzales and Carlo Madrilego. The two courses were meant to upgrade the dockworkers/stevedores so as to deliver quality services and to sustain the required services that would satisfy the port clients/ customers.(JOEY A. GABIETA)
Red tide toxin remain in 4 Samar coastal waters
TACLOBAN CITY – Red tide toxins remain in four bays of Samar Island as coastal waters were found positive of paralytic shellfish poisoning, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) said in its bulletin issued this week. BFAR Regional Director Juan Albaladejo said their office and local government units are closely monitoring violations of shellfish ban, which prohibits gathering, consuming and transporting of shellfishes in affected areas. Without giving figures, the BFAR regional office said that red tide is still high in shellfish gathered in Matarinao Bay, Cambatutay Bay, Irong Irong Bay, and Calbayog Waters. Red tide phenomenon has been recurring in Matarinao Bay in the past three years. These are the coastal waters of Salcedo, Quinapondan, Gen. Macarthur and Hernani in
Eastern Samar. On July 1, waters of Cambatutay Bay off Tarangnan, Samar were found positive of red tide. It killed two people and hospitalized 22 others. After few days, harmful algae bloom spread to Irong Irong Bay off Catbalogan City and waters of Calbayog City. “All types of shellfish and Acetes SP or alamang from said areas are not fit for human consumption. Thus, the public is advised to refrain from eating, harvesting, marketing, and buying these products from these four bays until such time that the shellfish toxicity level has gone down below the regulatory level,” Albaladejo explained. The existing ban is likely to remain until at least two weeks after the organism is gone but the fisheries bureau has no way of predicting when that will be. Fish, squids, shrimps,
and crabs are safe to eat, provided that they are fresh and washed thoroughly, and the internal organs such as gills and intestines are removed before cooking. The official expects that cooler weather towards the latter part of the year will help dissipate red tide organisms in Samar bays. The phenomenon, according to him has no significant impact on Samar’s shellfish trade since affected areas are not major producers of Samar’s green mussel. In Eastern Visayas, bays that are free from toxic red tides are Carigara Bay, Ormoc Bay, Biliran Strait, San Pedro Bay, Villareal Bay, Maqueda Bay, Cancabato Bay and Sogod Bay. However, the fisheries bureau is still monitoring coastal waters of red tidefree areas since there was history of harmful algae bloom in the past. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)
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Dial it up a notch
owardly – that ought to aptly describe the senseless act of whoever caused the blast inLimketkai Center in Cagayan de Oro City last Friday which instantaneously claimed the lives of six individuals and wounded 48 others two of whom, it is regrettable, eventually succumbed to death by their wounds. The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) denied somewhat having had a hand in the dastardly act claiming to have no forces operating near the city and instead claimed the attack as un-Islamic. Secretary Mar Roxas is however reassuring, promising that they are doing everything to get the suspects, having placed the police, the intelligence community and the Army in Mindanao in heightened alert to avert a similar attack. Inefficiency should however also describe the latter portion of the event but in no way to be attributed to those responsible for it (killing 8 and wounding 48 was anything but
inefficient) but to the members of the CDO City PNP who, through their incompetence, allowed the owners of nearby restaurants to clean up the mess even before they could conclude their inspection of the blast site. Secretary Roxas, as did perhaps the rest of the country, could not but shake their heads in dismay. The police force of this country may well be regarded as the most maligned institution ever to walk the face of the earth. The damning repercussion of a current survey which revealed it to be the most corrupt institution in this country today has yet to settle in everyone’s upset stomach yet here is another farce which it had the convenience of getting itself into. It is good news though that an artist sketch has already come out of the faces responsible for the blast. Without the need of any physical evidence that would link the to page 5
Answers, please...questions should not be left unattended How old is the oldest tree in your town or barrio? Who is the oldest man or woman today in your place? What decree or fiat during the Spanish regime gave the present name of your birth place? Why cannot an evidence be produced to prove that on death humans can transform to ghosts or other creatures? When and where can you find the answers to your still unanswered questions? These are few of the innumerable questions that bother most humans who care so much about the world and things around them. They crop
up once things become points of curiosity which the interested mind would ache so much to be clarified about. Between ages 2 and until one’s mind ceases to function, they keep emerging, sometimes when thoughts begin to complete a set, but
perfunctorily. Have these already occurred to you? I have noticed that many of the kids that I have had time to either watch or listen to even only briefly raise questions the answers to which only prompt them to ask
further, for clarification, and that, often, they leave obviously frustrated for being failed with a satisfactory answer. As I grow older, I do notice that my direct granddaughters, averaging six years in age, exhibit this bit of child psychology. They have been asking questions since they were nearly two years old. The eldest of them, for one, named Gladys, a pharmacist’s elder child whom I brought to the old Gaisano store in Tacloban (then a conventional city) asked: “Mahal man?” She had asked
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More concerns on K to 12 Basic Education Program Part II - On Curricular Offerings
In earlier issues, this column mentioned about the many concerns among us in science, e.g. teachers guidebooks ‘flaws’ only trained eyes of academically founded student of science will notice. Instead, of reviving the observations on the preparation s of teaching science paraphernalia, this writer found appropriate to reproduce the relevant part of the Column Mini Critique by Prof. Isagani Cruz (The Philippine Star, May 13, 2013), at least on the author’s observations on the K to 12 curriculum using three ‘fictional children, namely: Pedro, Pablo, and Maria). Prof. Cruz said (quoted verbatim). Thus“If they go to a private school, Pedro, Pablo, and Maria will most likely be taking Science as a subject in Grade 1. In a public school, science is integrated in all the other subjects. (The reasons for this difference are historical, not pedagogical, . . . .). Whether science is explicitly or implicitly taught, however, it will be taught on a spiral manner. That means that, as early as Grade 1, physics, statistics, and so on will be taught, but in such a small dose that pupils and parents will not even know that these are in the curriculum. In Grade 2, exactly the same topics will be taught, but on a little bit deeper level. Every grade level, the same topics will be tackled, but always from a broader or deeper perspective, until by the end of Grade 12, students will have such a sophisticated grasp science, that they will be ready for the research demanded by higher education. The three children will take exactly the same subjects in exactly the same learning areas until they reach Grade 7. In Junior High School (JHS), they will start discovering what they are really good at (hence the word “Exploratory”). Schools will be very careful not to reinforce harmful societal stereotypes (Pedro and Pablo need not be wandering around the carpentry room, while
Maria handles the kitchenware). In our fictional story let us suppose that Pedro wants eventually to open his own game development company, Pablo wants to become a professional football player, and Maria wants to become a mechanical engineer. In JHS, Pedro will pay a lot of attention to the computer lessons offered by his school. . . becomes the class whiz . . . understanding software. Meanwhile, Pablo will spend a lot of time on the field playing different types of sports . . . compete in every intramural sport . . . be in one or more of school teams . . . definitely be the school bet to win a medal at the Palarong Pambansa. Maria will spend time in the workshop of the school . . . on neighborhood automotive or electronic shop. . . . . . The three children will not earn any special certificate after they finish Grade 8. When they get to Grade 9,. . . they will be seriously pursuing a National Certificate (NC) given by . . .TESDA. An NC is proof that a person possesses certain job-related skils. In rade 9, and Grade 10, both Pedro and Maria, who share the same interest in information technology will take subjects such as Basic Computer Operation, . . . . They will
not have much to spend on the computer, however, because they atill have to study the usual academic subjects. Pablo will not be spending . . . time .. . . in a computer. Will be honing his physical abilities. . . Since he will not be playing football, . . . will take a TESDA course, but will take advantage of his traveling abroad when does become a professional player. Pablo will earn NC 1 by the tme he finishes Grade 1). You can see how different the K to 12 curriculum is from the current (or just discarded) curriculum. Today, because Pres. Aquino promised . . . ten point agenda for education . . . “technical education in high school,” DepEd is working closely with TESDA …. .” The present writer took the liberty of choosing and giving emphasis on portions of Prof. Cruz’s column dealing on science, instead. In fact, the issue of science education, as shared by fellow science teachers, has been a bother to this writer. ooo000ooo NEXT TOPIC : “Enhanced Processing of Goat’s Milk into Powder Form” SHARE S & T THOUGHTS through E-Mail: drpacjr@yahoo. com.
tifying witness. The next time though that they make the same mistake and there is no witness through whom they could establish a possible case, they will definitely be left with nothing else to save their faces. They, if only to avert that eventuality, ought to dial it up a notch next time.
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blast to the culprits, evidence which got blown into the wind by the incompetence of the police, someone got a good look of the possible perpetrators enough to describe them at least in sketch. Their inefficiency might have somehow been overshadowed by the convenience of a tes-
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Quack doctoring When someone in the family gets sick and medical practitioners could not tell what exactly that disease is despite the help of advanced medical facilities, the most common resort is for that family to consult quack doctors who are known for their miraculous powers to cure paranormal illnesses. No, it’s not only the have-nots who are fond of consulting such healers. Even well off people do so, especially when they end up too desperate after prolonged battle with ailments that cannot be detected by laboratory examinations, nor cured by confused doctors using modern medicines. When advancements in medical science prove inutile in helping them, they try out what quackery can offer. And so patients like them become instant believers of what scientists look down upon as superstitions. They travel far to remote places just to look for renowned tambalans who are enjoying the recommendations of people who happen to know them. When they find one, they line up with other patients and are then compelled to momentarily discard what they had learned from civilized society if only to welcome a new set of healing procedures that oftentimes defy scientific facts. Depending on the quack doctor, a patient may not even tell what his physical problem is, or where the pain centers on; the tambalan himself will do it for him. Armed perhaps with a glass of water and a little stone, this healer will drop the stone inside that glass, and through the bubbles that appear, the latter would be able to guess what the visitor’s problem is. Through these sights, too, he can learn what to do in order to cure the patient. Again, depending on the quack healer, the patient may be subjected to various rituals as part of the healing process. A little massage is usually done. Small pieces of paper with “Latin” handwritings and rolled into little paper balls may also be given to the patient like “capsules” to drink. Pliant leaves that had been exposed to the fire may be pasted on the patient’s forehead, arms, or other parts of the body. The healer may also blow one’s crown while uttering words that he
alone could understand. To conclude the healing procedure, the tambalan may call upon some tamyaw (spirits) so he can ask what to do, and what the patient should do as well. After that, he may prepare some plant roots, or oil, or plain water with written pieces of paper in it, or preserved animal body parts that the patient can take home for his daily “medicine” intake. Before releasing the patient, the quack doctor
would usually tell him what the problem is. The patient may have accordingly offended some unseen beings who demand that the patient find for himself an animal that they would prescribe, e.g. black chicken, black pig, etc., butcher it outside the house, and sprinkle the blood on a mound at the backyard to appease the offended spirits that would then take away the patient’s illness. (To be continued)
August 1, 2013 – Thursday of the 17th Week St. Alphonsus Liguori, bishop and doctor Ex 40:16-21, 34-38; Ps 84; Mt 13:47-53
THE PARABLE OF THE DRAGNET
Jesus said to his disciples, “The kingdom heaven is like a net thrown into a sea, which collects fish of every kind. When it is full they haul it ashore and sit down to put what is good into buckets. What is bad they throw away. Thus it will be at the end of the age. The angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth. “Do you understand all these things?” They answered, “Yes.” And he replied, “Then every scribe who has been instructed in the kingdom of heaven is like the head of a household who brings from his storeroom both the new and the old.” When Jesus finished these parables, he went away from there.
“BRINGS OUT THINGS BOTH NEW AND OLD”
The parable today of the dragnet is also proper to Matthew’s Gospel. It has the same message as that of the darnel sown among the wheat. The world, and therefore also the church, is not an Elite of perfect souls, but a mixed bag. We must be patient and tolerant within reason with evil elements in society, and trust that final judgement will be made by God. – But what of ‘the scribe who became a disciple of the kingdom’ and brings forth new things and old? Matthew is not urging innovation in the moral law of the Bible, but fresh ways (like new parables) in presenting Christian teaching. It is an invitation to all who are responsible for passing on Christian truth. Clearly there were such Christian scribes in Matthew’s own community. And Matthew has always been regarded as the prince of them. These words, therefore, about the Christian scribe are as it were his signature to his gospel. (Feed from the Tree of Life by Columba Breen, OSB, published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. #321-31-95) Sower’s Seeds: “The senses often revolt [against the will]. This is the result of original sin. The will rebelled against God; now the senses rebel against the will. Recalcitrant itself, docility does not come easy to the will. What we need are determination, skill and God’s grace. But even before these we need enlightenment, conviction and faith.”– Blessed James Alberione, SSP, S.Th.D., Founder of the Pauline Family
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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 10 Eighth Judicial Region Abuyog, Leyte RE: PETITION FOR A SUMMARY DECLARATION OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH OF THE ABSENTEE SPOUSES BASILIO VILLAGRACIA ALADAD UNDER ARTICLE 41, OF THE NEW FAMILY CODE, NIMFA FLORENDO ALADAD, Petitioner Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 35, Ormoc City -oOoIN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF THE MINOR JAMES CAINDOY WITH PRAYER FOR DECLARATION OF CHILD AS ABANDONED, DEPENDENT OR NEGLECTED; AND APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME FROM “JAMES CAINDOY” to “HARRY JAMES CAÑETE-WHITE” SPS. IAN WALTER MAURICE WHITE and ANTONIA CAÑETEWHITE, Petitioners CASE NO. R-ORM-1200052-SP x- - - - - - -- - - x ORDER
A verified petition having been filed with this Court by petitioners, through counsel Atty. Sionne V. AujeroGaspay, praying that after due publication and hearing, Judgment be rendered to the effect that henceforth, the said minor JAMES CAINDOY be declared an abandoned, dependent and neglected child, legally free from adoption and that he be freed from all legal obligations of obedience and maintenance with respect to his biological/natural parents and that he be declared
SP. PROC. NO. 239 x- - - - - - - - - -x ORDER
A verified PETITION FOR A SUMMARY DECLARATION OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH OF THE ABSENTEE SPOUSES BASILIO VILLAGRACIA ALADAD UNDER ARTICLE 41, OF THE NEW FAMILY CODE, NIMFA FLORENDO ALADAD, petitioner, having been filed through counsel, alleges: That, Petitioner is 52 years old, married, selfemployed, with capacity to sue and be sued and a native resident of Brgy. Palale, Macarthur, Leyte, where she may be served with summons and other processes of the Honorable Court; That on January 16, to all intents and purposes, the child of the herein petitioners and that his name “JAMES CAINDOY” be changed to “HARRY JAMES CAÑETE WHITE”. It is likewise respectfully prayed that a Birth Certificate be issued with the following entries: NAME OF CHILD: Harry James Cañete White Date of Birth: November 15, 2000 Place of Birth: Tacloban City Sex: Male Name of Mother: Antonia Cañete-White Name of Father: Ian Walter Maurice White Date of marriage of Parents: May 6, 1987 Place of marriage of parents: Ormoc City Other just and equitable remedies are further prayed for. WHEREAS, this petition is hereby set for hearing on DECEMBER 4, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at which date, time and place all persons interested may appear and show cause if any, why the prayer in the petition should not be granted. WHEREAS, a copy of this Order shall be published in three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation at the expense of the petitioners and shall be posted in three (3) conspicuous places in the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall, the Public Market and of this Court. SO ORDERED. In chambers, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, Philippines, July 2, 2013.
1984, petitioner got married to BASILIO VILLAGRACIA ALADAD in Parañaque City, Metro Manila; That after their marriage in 1984, petitioner and her husband went home to Brgy. Palale, Macarthur, Leyte where they both grow up; That the names and circumstances of birth of the three children of petitioner and Basilio Villagracia Aladad are as follows, to wit: Banider Jae Florendo Aladad who was born in Tacloban City on April 21, 1984; Ashley Florendo Aladad who was born in Tacloban City on June 4, 1989; and Zuiden Jan Florendo Aladad who was born in Tacloban City on October 11, 1997; That sometime in the year 2000, however, petitioner decided to separate from her husband Basilio V. Aladad mainly because of his irresponsible and happy-go-lucky ways; After they got separated Basilio V. Aladad went back to Metro Manila and obtained rights to a house at the Selena Compound, San Antonio Valley I, Sucat, Parañaque City; later, their three children joined Basilio Aladad in that house in Parañaque City for
the couple decided that they undergo their studies in Metro Manila; That in the year 2001 and 2002, petitioner observed that her husband Basilio V. Aladad was shuttling back and forth from Manila to Leyte; whenever he would be here in the province, her husband would spend all his time trequenting videoke bars or nightclubs and drinking with his gangmates. That it was also around that time in the years 2001 and 2002 when rumors began circulating that Basilio V. Aladad was involved in the dangerous world of dealing illegal drugs; That the petitioner last saw her husband Basilio V. Aladad on May 19, 2002 or almost eleven (11) years ago when he paid her a visit to inform her that he was going back to Metro Manila because the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card where petitioner’s in-laws who were working abroad would send money to help support the schooling of their children was with him; petitioner learned from her children that their father arrived at their home in Parañaque City the following day, May 20, 2002;
Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 7 8th Judicial Region Bulwagan Ng Katarungan Magsaysay Boulevard, Tacloban City IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR DECLARATION OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH OF ABSENTEE HUSBAND DENNIS RYAN TODO CHARITO G. DE LA CRUZ, Petitioner SP. PROC. NO. 2013-07-21 x- - - - - - - - - -- x ORDER
be set on November 19, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning and that the said notice of hearing be published at the expense of the petitioner in Leyte Samar Daily Express, a newspaper of general circulation in the City of Tacloban and in the Province of Leyte once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let a copy of this Order be posted in two (2) conspicuous public places in the last known address of the absentee and one (1) at the Bulletin Board of Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Magsaysay Boulevard, Tacloban City. Send a copy of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Atty. Geminiano G. Laus, the petitioner and to Mr. Elias N. Acosta, Sheriff IV, RTC, Branch 7, Tacloban City. SO ORDERED. GIVEN this 16th day of July 2013 at Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City.
Before this Court is a petition for declaration of presumptive death of absentee husband under Article 41 of the Family Code of the Philippines. Finding the said petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that the initial hearing
(Sgd.) ROGELIO E. JABOCO Acting Presiding Judge
LSDE: July 25, August 1 & 8, 2013
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Jose Agus Beato and Marcelina Factor Beato extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential land, located at Brgy. Bato, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, with an area of 485 square meters, more or less, and now subdivided into Lot 3242-A area of 242 sq. m. and Lot 3242-B, area of 243 square meters and heirs hereby waive, abandon and quitclaim all rights and interests in favor of Porferio Beato and Bernardo B. Cepeda of the above-described property; per Doc. No. 193, Page No. 40, Book No. III, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito Go. LSDE: July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013
AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE
NOTICE is hereby given that Alfonso B. Pindo their of late Quiterio Pindot executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land located at Brgy. A, Bonifacio, Mayorga, Leyte, embraced by Katibayan ng Original na Titulo Bldg. P-69846, Lot 2930, Case 10, Cad. 1017-D, containing an area of 21,732 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was exeucted in favor of Pablo O. Santos married to Elena M. Santos as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 924, Page No. 93, Book No. XXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alfredo C. Verona. LSDE: July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013
AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION
NOTICE is hereby given that Visitacion Loteyro Paltad executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, covered by T.C.T. No. T-16294, Lot No. 4443, situated in Julita, Leyte, containing an area of 615 square meters, more or less, covered by T.C.T. No. T-16294, Lot No. 4443, containing an area of 615 square meters, more or less; per Doc. No. 173, Page No. 26, Book No. XLIV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Edgardo M. Enerlan. LSDE: July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013
(Sgd.) YOLANDA U. DAGANDAN Assisting Judge
LSDE: July 25, August 1 & 8, 2013
Thursday, 01 August 2013 That the children of the petitioner saw their father Basilio V. Aladad for the last time on May 23, 2002 or three (3) days after he arrived from the province; early in the morning of that day, Basilio V. Aladad were with his children when three (3) unidentified persons visited him at their house at Selena Compound, San Antonio Village I. Sucat Parañaque City; according to the children of the petitioner, their father went with these person and never returned nor was heard of since then; That when news reached petitioner regarding her husband’s mysterious dissappearance, she exercise extraordinary diligence together with her in-laws, relatives and common friends in searching for the whereabouts of Basilio V. Aladad but to no avail; all the information that they got was that Basilio V. Aladad may have been a victim of summary execution or salvaging because the three unidentified companions, who fetched him at the house on May 23, 2002 were allegedly known to be drug dealers who have connections with lawenforcement authorities and politicians; That since May 23, 2002 nobody has seen or even heard of petitioner’s husband Basilio V. Aladad; this despite ernest efforts exerted by petitioner, her in-laws, relatives and friends to pinpoint his whereabouts or at least determine what happened to him; the prolonged absence of the petitioner’s husband for almost eleven (11) years now during which no one has seen or heard from him engenders a well-founded belief that he is already dead and is beyond recovery; That under Article 41 of the New Family Code, an absence of four (4) years it being unknown whether the other spouse is still alive and the present spouse has a well founded belief that the missing spouse is already dead, is a ground to ask the court for a declaration of presumptive
death which is a summary proceeding and not a special proceeding; That under Article 391 of the New Civil Code, the four (4) years period is even reduced to two (2) years under exeptional circumstances such as when a person has been in danger of death and his existence has not been known for two (2) year period and there is no known reason for the person’s disappearance that would be incompatible with the finding that the person is already dead; That not having seen nor heard from her husband Basilio V. Aladad since he was fetched by suspected drug dealers on May 23, 2002 or almost eleven (11) years ago, petitioner is constrained to file the instant petition for the summary declaration of presumptive death of her spouse Basilio Villagracia Aladad for purposes of setting straight their children’s school and or employment records, for remarriage and for other legal purposes; That petitioner prays that after a summary hearing, judgment be rendered declaring the presumptive death of Basilio V. Aladad, the spouse of the petitioner who has been missing and not heard of for at least eleven (11) years but without prejudice to the effect
of reappearance of the said absent spouse pursuant to Article 41 and 42 of the New Family Code and such other reliefs which are just and equitable under the premises; Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, let the hearing of this case be set for June 27, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, before this Court. Let copy of this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a local newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte. It is further ordered that the same together with the petition, be posted in three (3) conspicuous public places in the Municipality of Macarthur, Leyte all at the expense of herein petitioner. The Clerk of Court is directed to furnish copy of this Order and Petition to the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City; the National Statistics Office, Manila, the Local Civil Registrar of Macarthur, Leyte; and the petitioner through counsel. SO ORDERED. Abuyog, Leyte, May 10, 2013.
(Sgd.) BUENAVENTURA A. PAJARON Judge
LSDE: August 1, 8 & 15, 2013
DISCHARGE OF CHATTEL MORTGAGE
NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Edgar S. Misa, Jr. in behalf of Cebu Filipino Mftg. Resources Corp. paid Mrs. Rosemarie A. Rupal Mortgage executed by said mortgagor, in favor of mortgage Cebu Filipino Mftg. Resources Corp. described as: Make: Yamaha MC; Model: STX 125; Engine No.: 5RE054054; Chassis No.: 5RE-054054; Color: Red; Page No.: 85; ENS No.: 346; Vol.: 25; per Doc. No. 222, Page No. 45, Book No. LXVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Edwin Y. Chua LSDE: July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013
DEED OF EXTRAJUDIAL SETTLEMENT
NOTICE is hereby given that Lourdes Abibba Barlomento, heir of late Maria P. Abibba extrajudicially settled and partitioend over a bank deposit with Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (Metrobank) Borongan Branch, Borongan City, described as: Account Name: Maria P. Abibba; Account No.: 390-339011109-7, under Savings Account; per Doc. No. 435, Page No. 88, Book No. IV, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito M. Go. LSDE: July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that Mauricia Lila extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 8673, located at Brgy. Libertad, Palo, Leyte, containing an area of 382 square meters, more or less and covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-30-0024-00308 & P.I.N. No. 044-30-0024-011-09. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Mary Jane N. Gaspay married to Eduardo A. Gaspay, Jr. as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 49, Page No. 10, Book No. 22, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Samuel C. Lagunzad. LSDE: July 18, 25 & August 1, 2013
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE
NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Pastor T. Tabale extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 3 bank deposits with the Philippine National Bank, Borongan Branch, Borongan City, Eastern Samar described as; a) Savings Account No. 341440600028, with an outstanding balance of P572,988.52; 2) Savings Account No. 341440600028 with outstanding balance of P505,052.40; 3) Dollar Passbook Accouunt No. 341440600036 with an outstanding balance of $11,960.52 all acounts under account name Pastor T. Tabale and/or Belen L. Tabale and 22 parcels of land described as: Parcel 1) Agricultural and partly residential land situated along Feeder Road, Brgy. Balud, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-014-00482, Survey No. 1465 prt., Lot No. 052, Block No. 15, containing an area of 1,412 square meters, with an Assessed Value of P12,400.00; Parcel 2) Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Maybacong, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-034-00093, Survey No. 8604, Lot No. 048, Block No. 02, containing an area of 8,987 square meters, with an Assessed Value of P12,230.00; Parcel 3) Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Maybacong, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-034-00119, Survey No. 8257, Lot No. 001, Block No. 03, containing an area of 4,882 square meters, with an Assessed Value of P6,120.00; Parcel 4) Agricultural land situated at Sitio Tinabao, Brgy. Tamoso, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-054-00234, Survey No. 13625, Lot No. 021, Block No. 07, containing an area of 636 square meters, with an Assessed Value of P730.00; Parcel 5) Residential land situated at National Road, Brgy. San Saturnino, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-045-00214, Survey No. 2925, Lot No. 082, Block No. 06, containing an area of 199 square meters, with an Assessed Value of P6,370.00; Parcel 6) Agricultural land situated at Can-oma, Brgy. Tamoso, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-054-00623, Survey No. 18039, Lot No. 040, Block No. 14, containing an area of 5,448, with Assessed Value of P5,740.00; Parcel 7) Agricultural land situated at Can-oma, Brgy. Tamoso, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-054-00622, Survey No. 18041, Lot No. 037, Block No. 14; Parcel 8) Agricultural land situated at Can-oma, Brgy. Tamoso, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-054-00616, Survey No. 18247, Lot No. 031, Block No. 14; Parcel 9) Agricultural land situated at Can-oma, Brgy. Tamoso, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-054-00615, Survey No. 18040, Lot No. 030, Block No. 14; Parcel 10) Agricultural land situated at Sulatan, Brgy. Punta Maria, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-037-00548, Survey No. 18064, Lot No. 058, Block No. 11; Parcel 11) Residential land situated at Int. San Juan St., Brgy. B, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-002-00188, Survey No. 546, Lot No. 032; Parcel 12) Agricultural land situated at Circumferential Road, Brgy. Songco, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-049-00027, Survey No. 1526PRT, Lot No. 034, Block No. 01; Parcel 13) Agricultural land situated at So. Domrog, Brgy. Punta Maria, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-037-00284, Survey No. 18297, Lot No. 065, Block No. 06; Parcel 14) Residential building situated at Santiago St., Brgy. Balud, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-014-00481, Lot No. 051-1001, Block No. 15, with an area of 167 square meters with Assessed Value of P176,190; Parcel 15) Residential land situated at Santiago St., Brgy. Balud, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-014-00480, Survey No. 1480 to 1483, Lot No. 051, Block No. 15, with an area of 1,900 with an Assessed Value of P46,080.00; Parcel 16) Agricultural land situated at So. Balud, Brgy. Sta. Fe, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-046-00886, Survey No. 19158, Lot No. 096, Block No. 05, containing an area of 11,824 with an Assessed Value of P16,090.00; Parcel 17) Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Sta. Fe, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-046-00840, Survey No. 16354, Lot No. 090, Block No. 015, containing an area of 4,073 square meters with an Assessed Value of P3,650.00; Parcel 18) Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Punta Maria, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-037-00613, Survey No. 18075, Lot No. 064, Block No. 11, containing an area of 11,848 square meters with an Assessed Value of P10,990.00; Parcel 19) Commercial building situated at Brgy. Songco, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-049-01160, Lot No. 033-1002, Block No. 15, containing an area of 374 square meters with an Assessed Value of P1,070,300.00; Parcel 20) Residential land situated at Brgy. Songco, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-049-00823, Survey No. 959 B, Lot No. 033, Block No. 015, with an area of 796 square meters with an Assessed Value of P39,160.00; Parcel 21) Agricultural land and residential land situated at Can-obing, Brgy. Bato, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-015-00525, Survey No. 3240, Lot No. 043, Block No. 06, containing an area of 4,851 square meters with an Assessed Value of P22,170.00; Parcel 22) Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Can-obing, Brgy. Bato, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by ARP No. 08-015-00526, Survey No. 3236, Lot No. 044, Block No. 06, containing an area of 1,364 square meters with an Assessed Value of P1,930.00; per Doc. No. 42, Page No. 12, Book No. CXXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Publci Atty. Celestino A. Cabato. LSDE: July 18, 25 & Aug. 1, 2013
Thursday, 01 August 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City
LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0232 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/ Business Name.
LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1297 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name.
CESAR M. AMONCIO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: MAASIN CITY-MACROHON & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 29, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, REYNA PEARL TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 16, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 30th day of July 2013.
JOSEPH OMAÑA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, NO OTHER THAN JESUS CHRIST TRANSPORT SERVICES, WHICH CERTIFICATE EXPIRED LAST MAY 14, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 16, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 30th day of July 2013.
FLOR GRANADOS Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: LEMON-LEYTE, LEYTE AND VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DEBS TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 16, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 30th day of July 2013.
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board
(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City
LIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME ROTUE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ERICA RIC TRANSPORT, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 19, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 14, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 29th day of July 2013.
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2011-0547 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Business /Trade Name.
LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2004-0094 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ/DUAL service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. EDITHA KHO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ W/ DUAL FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-PASTRANA & USED TO TRANSPORT CARGOES EXCLUSIVELY ALONG THE ROUTE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUB-
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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0516 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) RONALD TALAOGAN Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CATBALOGAN-JIABONG & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, RHINESTONE TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 15, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 30th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board
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In the operation led by Chief Insp. Aileen Recla of the IDMB, a police decoy paid Uy P2,000 in exchange for almost P20,000 worth of fake bills, all of them P1,000. While Uy was preparing the ordered bills, the operatives arrested him. Police confiscated P800,000 worth of P1,000 bills that were ready for delivery and some fake US$100 that were still being printed. After checking Uy’s cellular phone, the police found out that the P800,000 worth of fake bills were ordered by a man who was planning to bring them to Malaysia, where he would exchange them for ringgit. “Base sa text, nagbisaya lang ang ga-order (The text message was in Bisaya); he is probably from Cebu,” said Natu-el. Why Malaysia? He said Malaysia was the destination of choice because it is reportedly harder there to detect whether the peso bills are fake or not. “We hope that the Bangko Sentral will also give us tips on how to identify fake bills, especially now that manufacturers are learning how to closely imitate the real ones,” said Natu-el. The outgoing Cebu City police chief said this was the biggest operation they had against counterfeit bills so far during his term. The police still have to investigate the scope of Uy’s alleged operations. Uy was charged yes-
terday with a case of violating Republic Act 166 or the Registration and Protection of Trade Marks, Trade Names and Service Marks. He was also charged with possession of counterfeit bills. Uy was previously charged with the same offense by the NBI but made bail last November 2012. “They must be vigilant, especially in dealing with money,” said Senior Supt. Patrocinio Comendador, director of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO). Authenticate He said the public, especially business establishments, should take the time to authenticate bills before receiving them. Fake bills lack security features like watermarks, concealed values and security fibers. They also tend to have different colors and textures compared with genuine bills. Comendador said they didn’t receive intelligence reports about a group manufacturing fake money in Cebu Province, but heard about distributors. “We traced some before, but they were not manufacturers,” he said. As a precaution, the Cebu Provincial Board approved a resolution in 2010, urging the Bangko Sentral and law enforcement agencies to stop the spread of counterfeit bills. The manufacture and possession of instruments for falsification of money are penalized under Article 176 of the Revised Penal Code.
or compact disc. Loreto added that from page 1 using new technology for their session is not sonal gadgets. Loreto added that hard for older board the paperless session members as they are also means economi- also familiar with the cal for municipalities use of new gadgets. The Leyte provinand cities here in the province as they only cial board is the first need to pass one copy among the six provof ordinances and res- inces of the region to olutions to the pro- implement a paperless vincial board to in- session. They were also the clude a copy on a USB
first one in the region to implement the Legislative Tracking System (LTS) during the incumbency of former vice governor and now 3rd district Board Member Maria Mimmiette Bagulaya. The system used for LTS will also be enhanced after they have fully implemented the paperless session, said Loreto.
CEBU CITY -- A maker of fake bills was arrested and some P2 million in counterfeit P1,000 and US$100 bills were confiscated from him by the city police last Monday night. The police also seized a computer, scanner and printer from Richard Uy, 65, who faces a pending case filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI). When the police arrested Uy in Banilad, Cebu City at 9:30 p.m. Monday, they said he distributes fake bills in Cebu and Malaysia. Aside from counterfeit money, Uy also allegedly produces fake identification cards, driver’s licenses, transcripts of records and birth certificates. Uy, a resident of Barangay Kasambagan, depends on pre-orders, said Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) Director Mariano Natu-el Jr. The bills are sold from P90 to P250 each. Uy admitted he has been producing the fake bills for almost two years but said none of his clients were politicians. Natu-el said the operation was planned after different police stations in Cebu City received several complaints from the public about counterfeit bills. They traced the origins of the bills and conducted a one-week surveillance that led them to Uy. The Investigation and Detection Management (IDMB) conducted the buybust operation.
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me to let her hold a newly displayed porcelain dinnerware and examined it closely, and having been told of its price, she remarked, “Mahal”, as if she knew about pricing. After my reply, she kept on asking “kay ano?” (why?) to every answer I gave. We left the store minus an answer. My other granddaughter, Chynna, sometimes comes home from school fretting because her teacher doesn’t offer her an answer that could complete her comprehension about a classroom assignment. Then some of the elders in community dialogues that I undertake in the barrios sometimes volunteer to say that until they have grown older, this or that “butang” (matter or thing) mystifies them ineffably and inscrutably. My usual perfunctory repartee in such situations is, “balit” (really). But really, apart from things incomprehensible, there are matters to be made known when there are reasons for their being. Where they cannot be given light presently, because the answer is in the possession or control of another person, or country, still they can be explored (researched) when not voluntarily offered. Where the research sources are unknown or unavailable at the time of need, however, the research must nevertheless proceed, with question after question, with more and more people asked, more and more references examined, read, or documented, or tested against. Most importantly, though, over all these situations, the best that must happen is for everyone knowledgeable, or who has at least a clue to the answer, must learn now to volunteer what he or she presently knows about. These form part of the intrinsic part of the process of situational analysis. Most often, they are ignored (often in an obdurate manner). Thus, many problems around us remain as they are, or engender more problems and complexities. When readily addressed, as a potential concern, perhaps criminalities and disasters can be averted, and, more over, maybe culture can be further developed
Thursday, 01 August 2013 and enhanced, and tourism and economy much improved. For instance, if only the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, by its own gumption, will tell every deep-rural community which are old trees in their respective sitio or barrio, what those trees are called in English and Waray / Cebuano, what are their immediate and prospective uses to the community and beyond their borders, and what the government is specifically doing to ensure that they will benefit from those trees; if only sangguniang bayan members can produce printed copies of past ordinances, resolutions, lists of past SB/SP/ council/board members, and minutes of sessions, for fast and ready access to all; if only.... .... and so on and so forth, then there’s no doubt, governments and passing government officials and public service caretakers can help build up the vision that, since we know the things around us, we have our part of the ineffable duty to help manage them for our own and our society’s and nation’s benefit and for that of our future generation. *** CHIZ FILES BILL TO PROHIBIT STEREOTYPING BASED ON RELIGIOUS OR ETHNIC ORIGIN: Stereotyping based on race, religion or ethnicity will be unlawful once Senator Chiz Escudero’s bill passes into law. Escudero filed Senate Bill No. 1081 (SBN 1081) or Anti-Religious and Ethnic Stereotyping Act. SBN 1081 makes any racialprofiling and stereotyping unlawful with penal provisions for those who will be found violating and guilty of such. Escudero, chairman of the senate committee on finance said it has become a typical ill in our society to cast particular groups of people in a mold simply because they belong to stereotyped communities or groups. “It’s an age-old ill, stereotyping ascribes negative traits to a particular group or person, such as when a person suspected of being involved in a crime is referred to as a ‘Muslim suspect,’ when no such identification is made when such a suspect belongs to a Christian or other religions. It’s almost rooted in bigotry and this
should be rectified by an enforced legislation,” the senator said. He said individuals who belong to the stereotyped communities feel a diminished sense of citizenship, a feeling of being an unequal member of society when we claim to live under one flag and one country. “Every citizen has the fundamental right to be free from discrimination which arises from his or her race, religion or ethnicity, as prescribed by the Constitution and the International Human Rights Covenants. The State shall not allow the commission of acts which directly or indirectly derogates these fundamental human rights,” Escudero said. Section 4 of SBN 1081 prohibits the following acts: a.) discriminatory treatment where any person treats another differently or less favorably on account of any stereotypes associated with that persons religion or ethnic origin in media, employment, education, delivery of basic goods and services and other analogous circumstances and b.) religious or ethnic stereotyping or profiling where a person is singled-out or profiled based solely on account of religion or ethnic origin, such that it shall be made to appear that any act committed or any attitude taken by such person or class of persons is based on account of his/ her/their religion or ethnicity. Penal provision for first offense is a fine not lower than thirty thousand pesos (Php 30,000.00). Succeeding offences mete out a fine not lower than two hundred thousand pesos (Php 200,000.00) or imprisonment for at least one month to six months; or both such fines at the discretion of the court. “The enactment of this bill and its enforcement is long overdue. Our country is a melting pot of cultures; we have to co-exist amid our rich and diverse socio-cultural background. We have to hurdle stereotyping and discrimination because it hinders our progress as a united nation,” Escudero said. *** “Complete idiot who can keep silent, to a wise man is similar” (Breton proverb)
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DSWD underscores sweat equity of shelter project beneficiaries TACLOBAN CITY - Speaking in behalf of DSWD Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, DSWD Regional Director Remia Tapispisan expressed appreciation to the city government of Tacloban for having completed 66 of the 200 core shelter units being funded by the DSWD. Tapispisan was the guest of honor during the blessing and inauguration of the Core Shelter Assistance Project (CSAP) held last week in Palanog, Tacloban. Learning that the shelter units were finished within the six– month required period, she said, “time is a record for me !” She, then, lauded Liliosa Baltazar of the City Social Welfare and Development Office, which
leads the implementation of the project. Tapispisan emphasized also in her speech the importance of “sweat equity” of the beneficiaries, which means labor counterpart in terms of constructing the units. The CSAP uses the “bayanihan” way of building the structures, with the DSWD providing a daily cash incentive to the beneficiaries for a period of ten days during the construction phase. Tacloban administrator Tecson John Lim, representing Mayor Alfred Romualdez, told recipients that since they have been part of building the homes, he wished that they are now empowered. Vice Mayor Jerry “Sambo” Yaokasin, who also witnessed the formal turn – over rites of the units to the ben-
eficiaries, challenged the community folks to dream again. For Gloria de los Santos, president of the Neighborhood Association for Shelter Assistance (NASA) in the new shelter community, she revealed that her fellow members will now have peace of mind, having transferred to a safer location and in a structurally strong shelter unit. The CSAP concept is to provide homeless disaster victims or at – risk families environmental – friendly and typhoon – resistant core shelter units, that can withstand a wind velocity of up to 220 kilometers per hour, and four earthquakes or similar hazards. The local government unit has to put up a lot as counterpart, that is certified
by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau as free of any danger or vulnerabilities to varied types of disasters. The lot is a 3, 438 square – meter lot, and said shelter project has 32 duplex units and two single – detached ones. Said city social welfare and development officer Baltazar, the city government will shoulder as well the thirty percent requirement of the unit or the extension for the kitchen. Baltazar reported that the remaining 134 shelter units will be put up in Barangay Cabalawan, also in Tacloban. She bared that the DSWD Field Office poured in P14 million for all of the 200 units and P370,000.00 for the cash-for-work scheme. . (VINA P. AQUINO/PR)
GRBank launches financial literacy campaign CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- GRBank continues to intensify its campaign to raise awareness to the public on proper handling of money and its benefits, partnering with Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) to conduct a Financial Literacy Campaign entitled “Asensadong Buhay Bunga ng Wastong Paghawak ng Pera.” The BSP conducted a forum on the security features of the new generation cur-
rency banknotes with GRBank’s own president Jose Blas L. Carlos, Jr. conducting the 2nd Financial Success Campaign where he shared some tips on how to properly handle money and become successful in life. GRBank, in partnership with BSP, has conducted an orientation to invited GRBank clients recently at BSP building in Barangay Sindalan. The seminar discussed the importance of knowing the distinct
security features of the new BSP banknotes and has further emphasized the importance of public awareness on the special characteristics, designs and security features of the new banknotes in order to avoid circulation of counterfeit money. Along with this, the tips shared by Carlos have been very informative and helpful for the practical steps in achieving a successful life. The campaign of GRBank to raise awareness on the importance
of proper handling of money is extended not only to its clients but is further intensified by the bank’s efforts to continually visit schools and create more events where institutions like the BSP will have their share of promoting such goals as well. GRBank’s goal to further emphasize the fact that the proper handling of money is the key to a successful life has only started and will continue to be persistent in reaching the public.(SUNNEX)
there is the national highway and it will be facing mountain, this was according to their lawyer,” Edgardo Alegre of DENR said. “I also made suggestion for them to use the Ormoc airport but they also made an explanation as to why they can’t use the airport of Ormoc which I did not contradict,” Alegre added. These suggestion made by DENR and reply from the PASAR were all sent to the central office of the DENR, which the later replied
by urging the company to ask resolutions interposing no objection from barangay and municipal councils and from the provincial board. It was also learned from Efren Nagrama of CAAP that the company was given a temporary permit for their airstrip operation by the aviation authority but they need to comply with all requirement until July 29, 2013 otherwise said permit would be cancelled. Existing airstrip at
PASAR covers an area of 5.03095 hectares with 30 meters width (15 meters from each side) and 1,200 meters long. Its airstrip expansion that cost P21.5 million will cover additional 1.8 hectares to its current airstrip and will expand its width to 30 meters of both sides. This airstrip of PASAR is used by the company in transporting their dore metal for international customers through the Mactan Cebu International Airport. (ROEL T. AMA-
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Cylet Lluz of BFAR. The DENR said that they had made several suggestion to PASAR with regards to their airstrip expansion to avoid affecting the mangrove areas but PASAR personnel made several explanation as to why they need to made an expansion going to mangrove planted area. “It is not possible to expand the airstrip going inland because
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2 Filipino women held in Hong Kong for carrying drug MANILA -- Customs officers in the Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport arrested two Filipina siblings after they were caught carrying 14 kilos of crystal methamphetamine in their luggage, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Tuesday. Raul Hernandez, Foreign Affairs spokesman, said the Philippine consulate general in Hong Kong received an initial report from the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department regarding the two Filipino women, ages 27 and 31, who were arrested on Sunday while they were boarding a flight to Clark in Pampanga. “The Filipinos are yet to be charged in court but there was a court mention of the case earlier today at Tsuen Wan magistrate court,” he said. The hearing is set in October. “As with other drug trafficking cases, the Philippine government will extend all appropriate consular assistance to the said nationals,” Hernandez, who refused to divulge the identities of the Filipinas, said. The drugs were reportedly hidden inside the false compartments of three luggages. The street value of the drugs
was pegged at HK$11 million or approximately P61.4 million. The same report said the seizure of the two Filipinas were the biggest since 2011. It came barely a month after a Filipina was executed in mainland China after being convicted of drug trafficking. Under Hong Kong law, manufacturing and trafficking dangerous drugs carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment and a fine of HK$5 million. The Chinese criminal code also states that bringing in more than 50 grams of illegal drugs to the country is punishable by death. In 2011, three Filipinos -- Ramon Credo, Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Elizabeth Batain -- were also executed by lethal injection. The death sentences were carried out despite an appeal from the Philippine government. These two Filipinos are among the 200 others who are detained for drug-related cases across China. The department again reminded Filipinos to be wary of suspicious-looking packages, and not to allow themselves to be used as drug mules by syndicates. (CVB/SUNNEX)
‘Jolina’ maintains strength
MANILA -- Tropical Depression “Jolina” has maintained strength as it continues to move west northwestward over the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday night, the country’s weather bureau said. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) 11 p.m. weather bulletin, Jolina is moving west northwest at 11 kilometers per hour (kph) with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center.
Pagasa located Jolina at 350 km West of Subic, Zambales as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. The tropical depression is forecasted to be at 600 kilometers west of Subic, Zambales by Wednesday night, Pagasa said. The tropical depression will enhance the southwest monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over the regions of Mimaropa and Western Visayas, Pagasa added. (SUNNEX)
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that this supplemental feeding is a big help to our children. This is an immediate intervention of the agency to address hunger among poor families. That’s why we are now writing the local chief executives to monitor the implementation of the feeding. They have signed the MOA, before we released the money,” Nadera added. In a recent report by Food Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), Eastern Visayas is number 2 in rank with underweight pre-school children, just next to Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), according to Segundina Devota Dilao, regional nutrition program coordinator of the National Nutrition Council. “This is a sad report. That is why we should use all the resources available to support the health and nutrition of the children. If this is true that Tacloban has not implemented the feeding when the funds is already downloaded, this is a deprivation of 3,600 children to avail of this feeding for 120 days,” she said. According to Nadera, the SFP is implemented in response to the 2006 Family Income and Expenditure Survey (FIES)
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Hearing Impaired pupils of Sto. Niño SPED Center in Tacloban City (left photo) join in the culminating program of the National Nutrition Month held yesterday at the school mini-gym while the school principal Delilah Delos Santos (extreme left in colored shirt) watches them from behind. Right photo shows some members of the newly revived SNSC school band playing the national anthem to formally commence the affair. SNSC regularly observes the National Nutrition Month every July of each year. (By Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros)
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