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DBM-8 has stopped releasing PDAF to project implementers BY SARWELL Q. MENIANO

These allocations are intended for LGUs and TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Budget Management regional office has selected national governstopped the releases of priority develop- ment agencies under the watch of DBM regional ment assistance fund (PDAF) starting Fri- office here. day to project implementers in the local “In the regional office, government and some national govern- we have been facilitating the release of PDAF to ment agencies. Heeding to President Imelda Laceras said they finance soft projects but Benigno Aquino’s his- immediately stopped now we have to stop that toric announcement on processing releases of while investigation conabolition of pork barrel, PDAF allocations from tinues,” Laceras said. The process of releasDBM Regional Director the 13 congressmen from ing PDAF allocations Eastern Visayas.


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starts with a senator or congressman making a request for the release of his or her allocation with a list of proposed project. Projects should be included in the menu specified in the annual General Appropriations Act. The request is sent to the Senate finance committee, in the case of a senator, or the House apto page 7


Rehab of Catbalogan airport pushed C AT BA L O G A N CITY – The city government of Catbalogan favors the plan of the provincial government of Samar to

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rehabilitate the Catbalogan Airport to boost the local economy of the province and their tourism program. Mayor Stephanie UyTan in an interview said that developing the Catbalogan Airport will help improve more their local economy and including

the projects for tourism development which she is to implement in her present term. Catbalogan is the capital of Samar and the province commercial, trading, educational, political and financial center. It is also an important and major seaport serving inter-is-

land vessels. “The airport development is a provincial project, but we support it and we hope that the governor and our congresswoman will be able to look for fund to start that project immediately,” Mayor Uy-Tan said. The Catbalogan Air-

port is located at Buri Island and is accessible to private and charter jets from Manila, Cebu and other destinations. It is a feeder airport with a 1,200-meter (3,937 ft) long and 30-meter wide runway that can accommodate to page 6


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Summit rounds up ‘future leaders’ TO CONTINUE its thrust of equipping the Filipino youth with leadership skills required in the corporate world, the Aboitiz Foundation held its eighth Future Leaders Business Summit yesterday in the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel. Ninety studentleaders from at least 35 universities nationwide are attending this year’s two-day summit, with more than half of them coming from Luzon and the remaining participants coming from the Visayas and Mindanao. The delegates are a mix of university scholars, varsity athletes, dean’s listers and organization leaders taking up courses in communications, information technology, engineering, history, food technology, social sciences, accountancy and business courses. Aboitiz Equity Ventures senior vice president and chief human resources officer Xavier Aboitiz said the company holds the summit because it believes “it will bring out the best of the country’s brightest student leaders.” Eye on talent The summit is also

an opportunity for the company to look out for “competent and fit” individuals who may be eventually recruited for the company’s operations. The delegates were chosen based on their academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, community involvement work and interview results. Aboitiz added that around 50 percent of the summit graduates since 2006 have become part of the company, while others have ventured into other areas where they have also shown excellence. Top executives of various Aboitiz units discussed leadership and business concepts like marketing strategy, business development, product brand and sustainability, among others. City Savings Bank Vice President William Paradies discussed yesterday a marketing strategy and business development model the bank has adopted. City Savings is a thrift bank with a present net income of P500 million. Teachers Paradies said the bank chose teachers as their market since it is a sector “big enough that will allow the company to grow.” Delegates also got to listen to leadership advice from Jon Ramon Aboitiz, president of Aboitiz Foundation Inc.; Bobby Orig, first vice president

for Mindanao affairs of Aboitiz Power Corp.; and Romy Ronquillo, a member of the executive committee of the Aboitiz Foundation Inc. Jon Ramon Aboitiz challenged delegates to cultivate the traits of an exceptional leader and to avoid focusing on power and authority, and instead think about how they can inspire, empower, and build consensus. “Leadership is a role, not a rank,” Aboitiz said. Ronqillo discussed the importance of attitude in leadership and the willingness to lead by example. Orig encouraged the

delegates to choose an organization where they believe they can both “fit in and stand out.” All three speakers pointed out in their discussions that although leadership is not taught, they can choose to learn about it. Today, the summit will talk about people development, financial management, corporate social responsibility, and reputation management. Maria Ressa of Rappler and celebrity Bianca Gonzales will also share their experiences and insights with the delegates.


Philippines readies export sectors for 2015 Asean integration

THE Philippines is gearing up to build export industries where it has competitive advantages and will enable the country exploit opportunities arising from Asean integration come 2015. “It is important to note that the greater majority of our exports today are more and more being influenced by the dynamics of the global value chain,” said Philexport president Sergio Ortiz-Luis Jr. in recent workshop-discussions on priming Philippine SMEs for the 2015 Asean integration. Ortiz-Luis identified big-ticket items and winners such as electronics and semiconductors, automotives and machineries and consumer goods such garments, furniture and some agriculture-

based product. He said services, being largely call centers and shared services of multinational companies, are investment-driven and also form part of the global value chain. Ortiz-Luis also cited the potential of creative industries particularly animation, movie making, book publishing and inter-active media. He said the industry and its stakeholders aim to expand indigenous exports that utilize mainly local raw materials and make full use of the creative energies of Filipino artisans, artists and craftsmen. These export products include fine and fashion jewelry and furniture and home furnishings. However, the export

leader underscored the bigger challenge posed by Asean 2015 in these sectors. “We produce almost similar products with those of our Asean counterparts. But our edge can come from our workers’ natural flair for design, creativity and commitment to quality and hard work,” he said. With this, Ortiz-Luis cited various programs aimed to address gaps in improving productivity and efficiency of the workers. “This is imperative to help us comply with the regional and even

global standards that are increasing in number and importance if manufacturers want to secure global markets,” he said. (SUNNEX)

Monday, 26 August 2013


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It’s time to abolish PDAF: Aquino

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III has decided to abolish the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) amid the planned huge rally on Monday against pork barrel. Aquino in a televised message on Friday said that despite the reforms that his administration has implemented on the use of PDAF, the events of the past weeks have shown that greater change is necessary to fight against those who are determined to abuse the system. The President was apparently referring to the Commission on Audit (COA) findings wherein multi-billion pork barrel funds were allegedly misused from 2007 to 2009 by diverting the funds to questionable non-government organizations (NGO), such as those linked to fugitive businesswoman Janet Napoles. “It is time to abolish the PDAF. Now, we will create a new mechanism to address the needs of your constituents and sectors, in a manner that is transparent, methodical and rational, and not susceptible to abuse or corruption,” Aquino said while Senate President Franklin Drilon and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte were standing beside him. “Together with Senate President Frank Drilon and Speaker Sonny Belmonte, I will make sure that every citizen and sector will get a fair and equitable share of the national budget for health services, scholarships, livelihood generating projects, and local infrastructure,” he said. “Your legislators can identify and suggest projects for your districts, but these will have to go through the budgetary process. If approved, these projects will be earmarked as line items, under the programs of your National Government. In this way, they will be enacted into law as part of our National Budget—every line, every peso, and every project open to scrutiny, as with all other programs of your government,” he added. Aquino enumerated safeguards against corruption such as to continue the practice of requiring that projects to be funded come from a specific menu of qualified projects; and lawmakers cannot include consumable soft projects, such as fertilizers, seeds, medicines, medical kits,

dentures, funding for sports fests, training materials, and other such items. He said results and impact of those projects could not conclusively be identified, and “may only be ghost projects, used only as a source of income by the corrupt.” The President said that the projects could not also be temporary infrastructure, and neither could they be dredging, desilting, regravelling, or asphalt overlay projects. The funds could not be disbursed to NGOs and certain government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) such as ZNAC Rubber Estate Corp. (ZREC) and National Agribusiness Corp. (Nabcor). Aquino said these two GOCCs will be abolished, along with others of their kind that have become notorious for anomalies, and which “seem to serve no other purpose aside from being instruments of corruption.” He said that the funds must be limited to the district or sector of the legislator who sponsored it. He also required that all items should be subject to open and competitive bidding, with all bid notices and awards posted in the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System or PhilGEPS. To ensure that the public may monitor the implementation of the projects, he said the government will make sure that each item will be disclosed in the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and related agency websites and the National Data Portal of the government. The Chief Executive tasked Budget Secretary Florencio Abad to consult with Belmonte and Drilon to craft the mechanism and to submit it for his approval as soon as possible. “We are all committed to putting this in place so that, moving forward, allocations per district will be included in the National Budget, starting with the proposed budget of 2014,” he said. For the system to work, Aquino asked for cooperation of the public. “The information will be there for you to monitor: let us understand and examine it. I am calling on each and every Filipino to do his part, even as we do ours. Together, let us work to strengthen accountability and transparency in government, in order to ensure that public funds are uti-

lized in a just manner—one that truly benefits the Filipino people,” he said. On Thursday, two administration allies filed Senate resolutions scrapping the pork barrel funds of members of Congress. Senator Alan Peter Cayetano said he filed the resolution as his personal crusade, while Senator Francis Escudero called the abolition of the PDAF since “it has already mutated into a multi-billion racket” allegedly perpetrated by syndicates in both the public and private sectors. Cayetano called Aquino a “true reformist” for creating reforms and for listening to the people’s clamors. Akbayan party-list lauded Aquino’s decision to heed the call of the public to abolish the pork barrel system, but it urged the Chief Executive to ensure “it will not be resurrected in other forms.” “Earlier this week we urged the President that his decision to suspend pork barrel must lead to its complete and unconditional abolition. The people have spoken. Thank you, Mr. President, for listening” said Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello. “The pork barrel must not be resurrected under other names or forms. We must ensure this important victory does not go in vain but that real change is felt by the people,” Akbayan national chairperson Risa Hontiveros said in a statement. Akbayan, however, said that the march at the Luneta Park in Manila against the pork barrel on Monday must proceed as scheduled. “While the President’s statement is widely appreciated it must not dampen our vigilance to fight corruption. We will march to Luneta to celebrate this important victory, make all the corrupt accountable, and reaffirm our commitment to pursue greater reforms,” Bello added. Other groups expected to join the protest were skeptical. “Aquino expectedly did not move to abolish presidential pork which much larger than PDAF, at least P450 billion by some estimates. Aquino again misleads the nation with promises of reform while retaining the very corrupt system of patronage politics that pork represents,” said Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) secretary general Renato Reyes. For its part, Center Law Philippines led by lawyer

Harry Roque said the public should not be deceived as the pork barrel system may thrive under a different name. “To completely do away with pork barrel, what is required is to abolish all lump sum appropriations. Under the scheme announced by the President, legislators will continue to identify project. This may mean that legislator’s discretion on project identification and implementation may remain,” it said. To qualify for funding under the new guidelines, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad explained the project proposed by lawmakers must satisfy the stringent rules prescribed by the President. “So funding is not automatic,” Abad stressed in a statement. “No more lump sum. If it is not used, then it will help reduce our deficit.” He added that the allocation for pork barrel of the lawmakers’ PDAF provided in the proposed 2014 budget submitted to Congress will be deleted by way of an amendment. “It will be deleted by way of an amendment. There will be no more PDAF item in the budget,” Abad said. As substitute to PDAF, Senator Bam Aquino proposed a P10-billion People’s Fund that will come from 5 percent of an individual’s income tax, which will be

used for projects by the national or local government, political parties and civil society organizations. Under the bill, the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) shall establish the mechanism that would enable individual taxpayers to select beneficiaries upon filing of their annual income tax returns. An inter-agency committee led by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) shall determine the eligibility of organizations and initiatives, and set the conditions, guidelines, and reporting requirements for the receipt and use of the funds by the benefitting organizations. Meanwhile, House Speaker Belmonte admitted Friday that deliberation on the proposed P2.3-trillion budget for 2014 could be delayed following the President’s decision to scrap the PDAF of lawmakers. In an interview in Malacanang after the President’s announcement to abolish PDAF, Belmonte said that he would ask the congressmen to prepare their own list of projects to be implemented in their respective districts or sectors so that when the budget hearing resumes, they would be ready. “Ngayon pa lang piliin na ninyo kung saan nyo ilalagay ang inyong mga projects within the menu

na binanggit ni Presidente at i-itemize na natin dito sa 2014 budget,” he said. The President has said that a new mechanism will be put in place on determining the projects to be proposed by the legislators. Asked of the possible effect on the budget deliberation of Aquino’s decision to abolish PDAF, Belmonte said there will be some delays on the budget approval. “Tatagal ng konti ang budget deliberation. We have to accept that mangyayari ‘yun because right now PDAF is just one line there in the budget or a few lines. Ngayon mapipilitan kaming mga congressmen... nananawagan ako sa mga congressman, ngayon pa lang ilista na ninyo, humingi kayo ng suggestions sa mga barangay or mayors. Gumawa kayo ng listahan ng projects na gusto nyong gawin,” he said. But Belmonte said that Congress will find ways to still pass the proposed budget within the year. “We have to make our best. Even if we have to meet more than the usual number of days, we will do it at ng mayari (ang budget) by the end of the year,” he said. Under the present PDAF system, senator and congressmen were allotted P200 million and P70 million each, respectively. (SUNNEX)



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ell them where you spent your Pri- that a good portion of your pork barrel is ority Development Assistance Fund safely stashed- buried in your deep pock(PDAF), this formerly known as ets. Unfounded they may be now but their Countrywide Development Fund (CDF), suspicious bearings about you is highly and also known as pork barrel. That is easy credible because in spite of it being the top ear-splitting song- hitting all over the land to do, if your conscience is clear. We have several working media in Re- you have not attempted to tell your congion 8, print, broadcast and television. stituents about it. We demand to know because your PDAF There are appropriate venues where a press conference can be scheduled. Media in comes from the taxes we pay to government. Region 8 is hungry for information where Do it if you have nothing to hide. If you will you spent your pork barrel. People are an- not, then we conclude sans any doubt that gry at your greed and your irresponsible you are a thick – faced-homo sapiens, and demeanor, because their suspicion is high should be denied another term.

Revive “Infocars” When Martial Law was declared in Sept. 21, 1972, President Marcos had all media establishment all over the land padlocked and for a couple of days there was news blackout. There was one newspaper though that was allowed to circulate, the Philippine Daily Express (was it?) for obvious reasons. It provided the nation what the New Society Government was doing; with all news stories positive. It appeared therefore that government was doing “perfectly” well, and it did no doubt, for the next few years – 3 years probably. Why the good performance of Martial Law seemed to backslide after just a couple of years is not the topic for this piece. That would need a

well-researched comprehensive report. -oOoTo provide effective information activities under that dictatorial regime, Department of Public Information was created in that administration as what Marcos identified as the New Society government. DPI played a major role in providing relevant and timely information on the workings of government that aimed “to quell rebel-

lion and create a New Society”. DPI regional offices provided daily a DPI Bulletin that were distributed free in government offices, big business establishments, broadcast outlets, civic and private groups and identified pro-government opinion leaders who were expected to use the bulletin write-ups as a source of information they were expected to employ when interacting with neighbors or

in social gatherings. Former senator Francisco S. Tatad was the first DPI Secretary. Tatad was a talented young journalist who was Press Secretary of Marcos before Martial Law who was just in his late 20’s. When Martial Law was declared, he became the logical shoo-in as Secretary of the newly established DPI. “INFORCARs” To beef up information activities, DPI institutionalized the conduct of Information Caravans by enlisting government agency- representatives based on the information needs of a particular area. DPI technical employees went to targeted areas and conduct a pre-caravan interpersonal visit to find out what infor-

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Scrapping the Pork Barrel would make P-Noy greater than any of his predecessors

There is actually greater options to the pork barrel, options that will readily make people see and experience where their taxes go. Yes, these projects are priority development programs that the government is aware of, but could not address right away because of the way it handles these Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF). Instead of going directly to the agency concerned with the matter, the fund is siphoned first to the senators or congressmen. Without such funds, would they run for the position in the first place? The public is aghast why every school year, the problem on lack of classrooms, books and teachers are always felt. Education is a top priority concern. Why is it a perennial problem? If all the congress-

men in all districts and the party-lists on the education sector are working on this in their areas, why the big gap on classrooms, books and teachers every school year? Mr. President, why don’t you give your pork barrel to the education department? Mr. Speaker of both Houses, who knows better the conditions of the roads, bridges, flood control needs and other infrastructures in an area than the local officials themselves? Why don’t you give in favor of the local officials in coordination with the Department of Public Works and Highways, the pork that your congressmen control? The vast funds controlled by congressmen and senators could be used to increase the prime pumping capacity of cities and municipalities in the coun-

try. But instead of being used for the purpose, large amounts of it go to the pockets of legislators and executives, their families and friends. Can you still sleep? Majority of the Filipinos are wallowing in extreme hardships to the point of not being able to eat three square meals a day; most of the members of these families below 15 years old are engaged in hard labor to complement the earning capacity of the parents. Even the “poor” congressmen who first enter the august halls of both Congresses leave with some millions in the bank; the rest are stashed under dummy names. It is high time the pork barrel is scrapped not only among the congressmen and senators but also that of the President whom I believe also receives a large portion of the fat. As the proponent of the “matuwid na daan,” he can make a very big difference if he will actually walk his talk when he said, he will scrap the pork barrel. Do it, Mr. President and you will be doing a great service to the Filipino people, an act that will make you greater than your parents and predecessors.

Is sand in LMWD water coming out of your faucet all right with you?

Congratulations to the following newly designated personalities in the Department of Agrarian Reform in Region VIII, Philippines as per Special Order No.478 dated August 22, 2013 of DAR Secretary Virgilio R. De los Reyes: Assigned to the Regional Agrarian Reform Office – Eliasim Castillo, Director III, designated as OIC-Director IV; Sheila Enciso , PARAD, as OICRARAD, and PARAD of Leyte PARO; Geronimo Peque, Attorney V, as OIC-

Director III; and Ismael P. Aya-ay, PARO I, as OICDirector III; To Eastern Samar Provincial Agrarian Reform Office – Editha Casillar, PARAD and as Southern Leyte PARAD; Enrique Granados III, PARPO I, as OIC-PARPO II, and Gilberto Apelado, CARPO as OIC PARPO I; To Leyte PARO – Melecia M. Ong, PARPO I as OIC-PARPO II, and Paulina Canales, PARPO I; To Northern Samar PARO – Nellie C. Dulfo,

PARAD, Nida O. Abelido, PARPO II, and Jose Balberde, MARO as OICPARPO I; To Western Samar PARO – Leovigildo M. Monge, PARPO I as OICPARPO II, Segundino Pagliawan, MARO as OICPARPO I; To Southern Leyte PARO – Elisea B. Orapa, PARPO I as OIC-PARPO II, and Ramon Castroverde, PARPO I. They are among those appearing in the DAR chief’s partial list of designations and assignments of third level officials. Under the order, they shall effect not later than August 31, 2013 the proper turnover of all responsibilities and workload and shall clear themselves of all property and monetary accountabilities before reporting to their respective new assignments.

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No more pork barrel and NGO’s Non—government organizations (NGOs) should not be allowed to participate in government projects. NGOs should be used only by private companies to support and assist government funded projects – for the benefit and welfare of the people. These NGOs are being used by corrupt politicians for their personal ends by siphoning money from this pork barrel into their personal accounts. President Aquino finally declared his decision to abolish the controversial pork barrel. A report from the COA special audit showed that from 20072009, 12 senators and 180 congressmen channeled P6.1 billion in pork through 82 NGOs. In 2014, P25.24 billion is allocated for the pork

barrel from the P2.26 trillion 2014 national budget. Through line-item budgeting, every peso, every project would be open to scrutiny and the people would get a fair share in the form of health services, scholarships, livelihood, and infrastructure. President Aquino’s decision is very laudable and set in place all the needed reforms to curb corruption in the government. It would

certainly help in ensuring transparency in the use of public funds. The lineitem budgeting approach is more transparent and accountable. With the abolition of the pork barrel, funding of projects had to go the budgetary process and if approved, these projects will be earmarked as line items. The funds can no longer be disbursed through NGOs.


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mation needs is prevalent in the area. The result was the basis for whom to invite to join the “infocars”. The pork barrel in an almost daily exposes’ in media has effectively shattered the image of all legislatures now. This happened especially after the Commission on Audit Report on the pork barrel misuse and abuse hit the media outlets and got known by the Filipino nation. Up to now however, we only read/hear few legislators reacting to this shameless sin of corruption of the century. Majority of these lawmakers are turning deaf and dumb and may be wishing it passes away, but it would not. We suggest to Speaker Sonny Belmonte that he orders all congressmen to conduct information caravans in their respective districts. The team should be composed of a COA representative, his point persons in the PDAP operations, media men to cover the event, with him/her as the Team Leader. The advantage of INFOCARS is that the taxpayers will have the opportunity to ask and react to the congressmen’s declaration before his constituents, their reports on how their PDAF was spent right there and then. Certainly honest, credible and well-meaning legislators would welcome this suggestion. They will be confident facing his constituents and their political future secured. The guilty ones of course will surely not do this. What crowds their minds now is just to appropriate more funds from their stolen wealth from the PDAF to double the price of a vote on the next elections for which voters are vulnerable to. Grrrrrrrr!!!

August 26, 2013 – Monday of the 21st Week 1 Thes 1:1-5, 8-10; Ps 149; Mt 23:13-22

WOE TO YOU, BLIND GUIDES Jesus said, “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You lock the kingdom of heaven before human beings. You do not enter yourselves, nor do you allow entrance to those trying to enter. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You traverse sea and land to make one convert, and when that happens you make him a child of Gehenna twice as much as yourselves. Woe to you blind guides, who say, ‘If one swears by the temple, it means nothing, but if one swears by the gold of the temple, one is obligated.’ Blind fools, which is greater, the gold, or the temple that made the gold sacred? And you say, ‘If one swears by the altar, it means nothing, but if one swears by the gift on the altar, one is obligated.’ You blind ones, which is greater, the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred? One who swears by the altar swears by it and all that is upon it; one who swears by the temple swears by it and by him who dwells in it; one who swears by heaven swears by the throne of God and by him who is seated on it.” “YOU SHUT UP THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN


One cannot help asking why Jesus is so harsh, as in today’s gospel, against the Pharisees; he who was reproached as being the friend of sinners. The answer is in the word, ‘hypocrites’. By outward observance they pretended to be religions, but they omitted all religion’s true demands: humility before God, mercy towards men. By refusing to accept Jesus they ended up, as Gamaliel would put it in regard to the apostles, ‘fighting against God’ – But the many religious wars that have occurred since then have shown how the spirit of Pharisaeism can always be a danger for religious people – to the great dishonour of God and religion. Our constant goal and principle in life must be, as Vatican II puts it, ‘that the Church be a sign and instrument of communion with God, and unity among all people’. (Feed from the Tree of Life by Columba Breen, OSB, published by Paulines. Visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Tel. #321-3195) Sower’s Seeds: “Our true life is in heaven. In this world we prepare ourselves and we learn to know, serve, and to pray to the Lord as faithful sons and daughters.” -Blessed James Alberione, SSP, S.Th.D., Founder of the Pauline Family


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lion for building the airport but it from page 1 has remained inafter aircraft for gener- complete three years of imal aviation. In 1995, the na- plementation. In 2010, the protional government approved P57 mil- vincial government



of Samar under the administration of Governor Sharee Ann Tan has set aside P30 million for repair of apron and runway extension but after

knowing that it’s the job of the national government to implement airport development projects they did not put a new budget for it. In an interview

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LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0069 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service, with Prayer to Adopt Business/ Trade Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2004-0601 Application for Change Party applicant of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

ANTONIO PALAMOS, JR. 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: HINUNANGAN-SOGOD AND VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 27, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME JUVYMAE TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 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 23rd day of August 2013.

CRISANTO BALANGBANG-Old Party Applicant EUFEMIA M. BALANGBANG-New Party Applicant 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: TACLOBAN CITY-DIIT-SAN ROQUE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING UP TO FEBRUARY 11, 2014. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO CHANGE ITS PARTY APPLICANT FROM CRISANTO BALANGBANG-OLD PARTY APPLICANT TO EUFEMIA M. BALANGBANG-NEW PARTY APPLICANT USING THE SAME NOS. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME WITH USING JANJAM TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 19, 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 22nd day of August 2013.

Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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day morning (August 22), the main faucet at my in-law’s home had been regurgitating or exgurgitating sandy water. The blue tank in which cooking and drinking water is stored directly from the line to the main faucet revealed the night before a thick deposit of blackish sand. That tank had to be emptied and re-cleaned. Of course, refilled with LMWD water for another period of tolerated use. Yes, tolerated, because one is left without a choice but tolerate the kind of water served by LMWD. Yes, too, the electric boiler pot, before or after boiling LMWD water, shows sand deposits at its inside bottom. That, too, had to be tolerated if one needs to drink coffee or milk any time of the day or night. Meanwhile, for sometime, the leaking pipeline which produced a fountain of water at near corner Sen. Enage and T. Claudio streets reaped remarks of disgust from passersby and riders of vehicles passing by. Who would not? The leak location was only about 25 meters away from the back door of LMWD’ Tacloban downtown main office. Weeks after the much bragged about completion of the high-tech treatment or filtration plant and the nearing completion of the big pipe installations or underlays, water pressure retreaded its usual course. Some noticed that the water pressure had become low for hours last week or that it would become low at times between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. in some days earlier and last Saturday and Sunday. Did that mean what?

If sand in LMWD water is not dirt to LMWD, what is it? Is it part of what water concessionaires pay for? Why can’t LMWD remove it? What is taking long for LMWD to remove the sand from the water that goes out of faucets (and settles in your containers, especially motor-powered tanks)? If those other particles found in the water are not dirt, what are they? Every intelligent Taclobanon would declare it is hugaw. Whether or not that hugaw still carries kagaw, who will declare it without question. While still tolerable is the idea that 1 part per million application of chlorine on very dirty riverine water would kill germs, it is still another thing seeing those sand particles and other floaters. These given, don’t talk against the LMWD or its kind of management. You already know, at least, that these contemplate of their kind of complete quality service. Understand that that is the best that their level best can achieve despite continuing complaints and plain murmurs. Maybe the public utility isn’t affected, for after all, the men and women behind it are the ones presently in power and that is why they cannot readily and immediately show concern and act. Or, they seem not to realize the other concerns which their water and pipelines need looking into. They seem to always need longer than one month to cure the small and big defects in the total water distribution system, if they already know about those defects. This column had been revealing much earlier similar

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They are already deemed as the chairpersons/members of the pertinent selection and promotion boards for the purpose of the implementation of the DAR rationalization plan. They are also entitled to a representation and transportation allowance (RATA). More designations are expected in the next week or so. Among the hopefuls are incumbent agrarian reform program technologists and para-legal officers who have applied for the position of municipal agrarian reform officer. *** Barason an tubig. The water brought in by pipes installed by Leyte Metropolitan Water District has been sandy. Yes. Sandy, since before the paid water service czar last made an appearance in which some news reports critical of the still much-needing-improvement service were verbally flagellated. A former toughie in Cebu City who made Tacloban his home for over 30 years now remains as one of the wrangling complainants who prefer to air their complaints inside their homes only. The usual complaint, often, nightly, when he starts filling up home containers for the following morning’s rush for water, refers to the sand and a few tiny, transparent particles which many water users miss to notice unless they take a very close examination of the water that they fill in a glass or crystal clear plastic bottle. Until early last Wednes-

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talk with Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, they were informed that a budget of P60 million is still needed to fund for the continuation of the project which includes fencing of


MARIA DELFA C. MAYOL Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM ORMOC CITY, TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, Y AND B RENT A CAR. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 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 23rd day of August 2013.

Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0056 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. EDILBERTO ROJERO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: RAWIS-CATARMAN-CATUBIG & 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, ARRAN JEEPNEY, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 15, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 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 23rd day of August 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

defective attributes of the old and continuing water system in the highly urbanized city. Sadly, we note, hardly have those defects been visibly removed or cured. Thus, QN repeats the call of several water users (a call since many, many years ago), that the distribution lines at which LMWD makes inter- or multi-connections leading to several homes be replaced, including the old pipelines that long ago already needed total replacement. QN also adopts here its earlier other suggestions for LMWD. *** My strong hunch is that the pork barrel, or priority development assistance fund (PDAF), will be abolished, and never revived after its abolition. The pulse of the nation says so. The world around the Philippines is watching. With the pork abolished, other nations which similarly provide for that source of corruption will drastically follow. The result will be good. In the Philippine Senate, the nation could only be thankful to senator Chiz Escudero and ex-senate prexy Juan Ponce Enrile, among other senators. There are also members of the House of Representatives who are going for the abolition. We are very thankful as of today that President Noynoy Aquino has temporarily suspended the grant of pork barrels, but we will be most thankful to him if he will finally give the pretentious congressional and senators’ development funds their burial. For now, the Philippine Legislature will first speedily craft a law that will enable that total stop. In a media briefing this

the airport area. However, Sec. Abaya told them that airline operators must first have commitment of having

flight for Catbalogan City Airport to ensure its operations after the project is done. (ROEL T

Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eight Judicial Region BRANCH 37 (Caibiran) Naval, Biliran IN THE MATTER OF THE DECLARATION OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH FOR REMARRIAGE PRESALYN V. AMOROTO Petitioner, -versusBILLY V. AÑASCO, Respondent SP. PROC. No. CB-13-253 x- - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, which date, time and place any interested person may appear and show cause, if any, why this petition should not be granted. Accordingly, let a copy of this order be published prior to the said date of hearing, once a week for three consecutive weeks, at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Biliran duly authorized by this Court after a raffle conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court. Let other copies also be posted in two (2) conspicuous public place, in the last known address of the absentee, and one (1) at the Bulletin Board of Bulwagan ng Katarungan, Naval, Biliran. Furnish copy of this order to the petitioner thru counsel, to the absentee spouse at his last known address, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Provincial Prosecutor of Biliran. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 13th day of August 2013, Hall of Justice, Brgy. Larrazabal, Naval, Biliran.

Before this Court is a petition to declare the presumptive death of one BILLY V. AÑASCO filed by Presalyn V. Amoroto thru counsel, with a prayer that after a summary proceedings the respondent be declared presumptively dead and the petitioner be allowed to remarry. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on October 15,

mid-week, Enrile said he was among the very first in the senate to have called for the abolition of the pork barrel. Meanwhile, Senator Chiz Escudero has formally asked the senate to abolish the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) by filing Senate Resolution No. 193 (PSR No.193) on August 22, 2013. Escudero, chairman of the senate committee on finance. is coming in from the heels of his resolution, PSR No. 41 asking the senate to probe the pork barrel scam when it first hit the public through a series of investigative reports on a major broadsheet. He was the first in the senate to make such call. The senator’s PSR 193 calls the Upper Chamber to “express its sense to abolish the PDAF and its allied congressional initiative allocation collectively known as “pork barrel”. “The people have spoken and it is necessary to draw the line further between public accountability and patronage politics by being truthful to the constitutional allocation of powers and prerogatives” Escudero said in the resolution. The PDAF, whose precursor is the Countrywide Development Fund (CDF) established in 1990, is supposed to fund the needs of every Filipino on a priority basis as identified by the national government. “Now, it has already mutated into a multi-billion racket allegedly perpetrated by syndicates in both the public and private sectors. Despite proper use and disbursement by well-meaning public officials and despite its statutory


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laudable purpose, the misconception that the pork barrel has become a form of “horse trading” and a major source of corruption in the government is apparently starting to become real in the eyes of the Filipino people”. Escudero said with the Commission on Audit (COA) confirming the gravity and extent of the pork barrel abuse and the strong calls of the people to scrap the source of the public outrage, it is now time to totally scrap the pork barrel. “The PDAF should now be abolished in general”. He says Congress should limit itself to the enactment of the national budget and the Executive to its implementation. As this developed, Escudero throws his support to the anti-pork barrel protest tomorrow (August 26) at the Luneta Park in Manila (initiated via the social network media by youth individuals and groups, sans being formally organized but fast-generating wide support), saying everyone is equally responsible to guard the public coffers. But while he supports the move, he will stay away from the event so as not to politicize it. “That is the people’s event; it’s their voices that must be heard. I will always carry their voice to the Senate. I am hoping that no one will take advantage of it and paint it with their political color because frankly, I don’t think the people will allow it”. *** “The greatest fact about children is that they are so fast growing! You should choose age – appropriate gifts for your kids.” - from 2363, TAWAD MO: Gift.


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No bounty yet for Napoles’ arrest MANILA -- There is still no reward money yet for the arrest of businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles. Napoles is the alleged “brains” behind the P10billion pork barrel and P900-million Malampaya fund scams. She and her brother Reynald “Jojo” Lim are the subjects of an intensified manhunt operations by law enforcement agencies by virtue of an arrest order issued by the Makati City Regional Trial Court Branch 150 for the case of serious illegal detention allegedly committed on Benhur Luy, the whistleblower in the pork barrel. According to Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima, as of Friday there is still a heated deliberations among the officials of the National Bureau of Investigation whether there is still a need to put up a reward money for the arrest of Napoles. Because of this, she said, the NBI has not yet given a concrete recommendation on the matter. If the exposes of the whistleblowers in the pork barrel scam will

be the basis on the alleged assets and properties of Napoles, De Lima said, it would appear the businesswoman would just raise an equivalent amount of the reward money against her. Likewise, De Lima has not yet decided on the putting up of the reward money more so that she cited the case of the socalled “Big 5” such that although there is a P2million reward money for each of the accused, they have not yet been arrested by authorities. Included in the “Big 5” are former Army Maj. Gen. and Bantay partylist Rep. Jovito Palparan, Jr.; former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron, Palawan Mayor Mario Reyes; Globe Asiatique president and owner Delfin Lee; and former Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo. (SUNNEX)

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from page 5 propriations committee, in the case of a House member. The committee chairman endorses it to the Senate president or the Speaker, who then forwards it to DBM. After receiving the request the DBM makes sure that the project list conforms to the menu in the budget law. It then releases the funds to the implementing agency identified by the lawmaker, who is furnished a copy of the release document known as special allotment release order (SARO). Aside from local government units, the regional office also facilitates release of PDAF and regular budget to the Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Education, State Universities and Colleges, Department of Health, Commission on Higher Education and Technical


Global HK, Robinsons Department Store, Jade Group, Inc., Muenchen Corp., Uniwiz Trade Sales, Inc., and Oks Pinoy Inc. Allan Bengco, senior vice president of VMobile, said Smart was the only telco that provided them with fully customizable products like SIM cards and load packages. He said their company is looking forward to offering more unique products to their customers. “Our partnership with Smart is everything to us,” said Bengco. “Our goal is to empower everybody through the use of technology and it’s a great opportunity to partner with a company like Smart that shares the same objective.” Over the years, Smart

has continuously developed world-first innovations aimed at democratizing the benefits of technology down to the grassroots level. Recently, the telco launched Smart Music, the country’s first and biggest online music portal, and BayadLoad, the only mobile payment service of its kind for mandatory government insurance contributions. “Our groundbreaking services are not just additional revenue streams for us and our business partners. Each of these services is designed to enhance the way Filipinos live, communicate, and carry out their transactions,” said Lim. “Recognizing that many of our subscribers will take advantage of

these innovative services, we are banking on our partnership with our business partners, together with their extensive network of retailers nationwide, to fully cater to the needs of our subscribers,” ended Lim. Smart’s parent company, PLDT, has over 73.4 million prepaid subscribers under the wireless brands Smart, Talk ‘N Text, and Sun Cellular, served by a network of over a million e-load retailers all over the country. PLDT has the largest and most pervasive cellular network infrastructure in the country, providing wireless coverage to over 99% of the population. [END]

Education and Skills and Development Authority. The DBM regional chief welcomes the reform in the releases of funds to lawmakers as this will pave the way for strengthening of monitoring system. The Aquino administration will introduce new mechanisms in the implementation of legislator’s project Projects to be identified by lawmakers will be based on a tighter menu of eligible projects. Laceras said that some projects will not be anymore allowed for implementation by legislators. Among these are consumable soft projects (fertilizers, seeds, medicines, medical kits, dentures, training materials, sponsorship of sports leagues, etc.) that have been proven to be difficult to prove if these were indeed consumed by beneficiaries. Also disallowed are

temporary infrastructure projects such as road widening and graveling projects, canal dredging and desilting, temporary bridges. These have been proven to be susceptible to overpricing and kickbacks. Non-government organizations (NGOs) will not be anymore considered as conduits to the

implementation of projects, in light of the massive anomalies recently discovered. The DBM also bars some government agencies and corporations, which have been identified to have no capability to implement projects and have been allegedly used as instruments for corruption.

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NOTICE is hereby given that Julita S. Paloma, heir of late Maximo S. Paloma, Jr. executed an affidavit of Adjudication over a certain parcel of residential land situated in Brgy. Sabang, Palompon, Leyte, covered under Tax Dec. No. 08-31035-00574 R13, Cad. Lot No. 2614-Part, containing an arae of 120 square meters; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Felino S. Demeterio, Jr. as vendee for the above-describe property; per Doc. No. 2107, Page No. 51, Book No. LVI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Camilo S. Esmero. LSDE: August 26 & Sept. 2 & 9, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of Juana Vicentilla extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of cocoland, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-31037-00696, Cad. Lot No. 9318 part and Survey No. Cad. 519-D, containing an area of 0.2292 hectares, more or less. That Benito V. Toledo sold and conveyed the sale in favor of Sps. Hilario Dorotan and Eme G. Dorotan as vendee; per Doc. No. 307, Page No. 62, Book No. XXV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Marcelo C. Oñate. LSDE: August 26 & Sept. 2 & 9, 2013



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ATOM TESTIMONIES: August 31, 2012 was indeed a day of great miracle that the people of Eastern Visayas, especially those in the coastal areas facing the Pacific where the 7.6 magnitude earthquake emanated, have to thank and praise God Almighty for saving everyone from harm. (Complied by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros)

Following is a personal account from a citizen of Region VIII on her experience when the frightening night of strong tremor occurred. “At that time, I was in (a shopping mall in Tacloban City) with my family, the nanny, my sister and my brother-in-law. We got sur-

prised. We were having our dinner at that time in a restaurant in (the mall). It was a very strong earthquake. We heard cracking sound created by the quake that never thought could happen. Those billeted in (nearby hotel) rushed out of the building regardless of how they looked. Everyone was cram-

ming (sic). I heard almost everyone saying “Ginoo!” (Lord!) while looking up. The mall rang the signal for everybody to abandon the mall. So we also rushed to go out of the mall but we could barely stand and could not walk towards the door. The cars at outside the mall were likewise shaking. What we, including my children, did was to sit at the hallway. We saw all of the people looking up to heaven. We were watching of what could happen to the glass panes at the second floor of the mall. We were so thankful that despite of the fact that the mall sustained some damage, all of the people there were safe. It was good that no one suffered injuries or accident on the road because of that earthquake. With a magnitude of an earthquake- 7.6-, we are really thankful to God Almighty that no one was hurt in Leyte and may be also


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