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Cafgu member killed in Northern Samar encounter BY JOEY A. GABIETA & ROEL AMAZONA

TAC L OBA N CITY- A member of Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit ( Cafgu) based in a Northern Samar town was killed by alleged members of the rebel group while he and his group were serving as escorts to personnel of the Department of Agrarian Reform and the Community Environment and Natural Resources(CENRO).

August Thirty One Miracle (ATOM) 7.6 crusade, technical working conveners, archdiocese of Palo communication director Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero and Express It At The Park chairman and Leyte Samar Daily Express publisher Dalmacio Grafil made a courtesy call to Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez at the City Mayor’s Office , enjoining the Tacloban city government to join the day of prayer and thanksgiving set August 31, 2013 to kick-off 5:30am. with an awareness fun run starting in four places namely San Jose, Marasbaras, V&G and Diit to convene in front of Station DyVL, where an ecumenical prayers follows. It will be highlighted with the 3:30pm. prayer procession around the city followed by the 5:30pm. concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Archbishop John Du at Sto. Niño Church. The event will end with a praise choral concert at Plaza Rizal. ATOM 7.6 aims to thank our Creator for sparring Region 8 from harm during the August 31, 2012 earthquake of 7.6 magnitude.(Photo by: Gay B. Gaspay - TISAT)

Anti-pork rally held in Tacloban TACLOBAN CITY sectors joined Monday’s – More than a hundred nationwide rally, calling people from different for total abolition of the existing pork barrel sysWEATHER tem. For the first time, professionals, students, businessmen, non-government organizations and netizens joined protest in the city’s RTR Plaza to Mixed clouds and sun with support the cause. scattered thunderstorms. High Ladylyn Lim, Univer87F. Winds light and variable. sity of the Philippines Chance of rain 60%.

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(UP) Visayas Tacloban College political science professor, said she encouraged students to participate in the rally to fully understand views of different sectors. “What they’re doing here is related to their study on social political and economic law. For more than one month now, we have been discussing about pork barrel abolition in classrooms. They even made reaction papers,” Lim said. Jeremy Velasco, a to page 6

In belated information, Captain Amado Gutierrez, information officer of the 8th Infantry Division based in Catbalogan City, said that killed on the August 24 encounter was militiaman Marlon Rebadulla who was hit at his right breast. The encounter took place at around 2:30 p.m. in Barangay San Jose, about three kilometers

away from the town center of Las Navas, identified by the military to be one of the towns in the province where there still remain presence of the New People’s Army. Capt. Gutierrez said that Cafgu members, led by S/Sgt.Delfin Mallanta, while providing route security to personnel of the DAR and CENRO on their way to Brgy. San Miguel, also in Las Navas town, were attacked by the rebels. It was also learned from Capt. Gene Orense, spokesperson of the 803rd Infantry Brigade based in Catarman, also in Northern Samar, that the two personnel from DAR and CENRO were to attend a consultative meeting in San Miguel related to agrarian reform program and environmental issues. San Miguel was about 10 kms away from the ambush site. But while the group, to page 3

House independent minority bloc leader and Leyte (1st dist) Rep.Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez (2nd left) stresses a point during a press conference at the House of Representatives that President Aquino must take ultimately responsible of what is happening in the pork barrel scam.Looking on are from left Surigao Del Sur Rep.Philip Pichay, Buhay party-list Rep.Lito Atienza and Abakada party-list Rep.Jonathan De La Cruz. photo by Ver S. Noveno


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NEWS

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

City gov’t starts ‘search and destroy’ drive vs mosquito breeding grounds

TACLOBAN CITYThe city government, through its health office, is to start today its massive search and destroy operations on breeding places of mosquitoes that cause dengue fever. This was revealed by city health officer, Doctor Jaime Opinion, who said that the areas to be given focus by their campaign are those on their “hot spot” list. These areas are located in Sagkahan and V and G subdivision; San Jose and downtown where dengue fever cases of the city are mostly concentrated, Opinion said. Starting today, the city health team is to conduct their search and destroy operation on breeding places of dengue-causing mosquitoes in Sagkahan and V and G area. Tomorrow, they will

proceed to San Jose and in downtown area on August 30, the city health officer said. The three areas have more than 100,000 people. As of August 17, 672 dengue fever cases have been monitored by his office, Opinion said. About two minors were confirmed to have died due to the disease cause by a mosquito bite (Aedes aegypti). While they are conducting their massive search and destroy operations, Opinion clarified that the number of cases in the city is still within a tolerable level. “We have the highest number of dengue fever cases (in the region) because we have the biggest area. But ours is still not alarming or epidemic proportion,” Opinion said, referring to the level of dengue fever cases of

Tacloban. “There is nothing to be worried because we are monitoring our dengue fever cases,” he added. Opinion described dengue fever as an “urban disease” due to the proximity of houses which results to number of breeding places of mosquitoes that causes the ailment. The World Health Organization defines dengue fever as a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults, but seldom causes death. Dengue should be suspected when a high fever (40°C/ 104°F) is accompanied by two of the following symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands or rash. Symptoms usually last for 2–7 days, after an incubation period of 4–10 days after the bite from an in-

fected mosquito. The city health officer also said that during their three-day campaign, they would closely coordinate and work with the officials and people in the barangays to ensure that all possible breeding areas of dengue-causing dengue would be destroyed, particularly those still in the egg stage. “But we are strongly discouraging the use of fogging machine. We only use them during epidemic proportion,” Opinion said, adding that the use of fogging machine would not kill the eggs but matured mosquitoes. “We will be coordinating with officials of the barangay. The city government will penetrate these areas where there are high numbers of dengue fever cases,” Opinion said. (JOEY A. GABIETA)

2 Eastern Visayas solons express reservation on plan to abolish PDAF

TACLOBAN CITY – Two members of the House of Representatives in the region have expressed reservation on totally scrapping funding support to lawmakers, amid public outrage on pork barrel fund misuse. In his Facebook page, Samar 1st district Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento said that what could the

“best option” is further tightening of the priority development assistance fund (PDAF) through new mechanisms. “The complete abolition of PDAF appears to be the spur of the moment answer by people understandably angered by the extent of reported anomalies on the controversial pork barrel. But this may not, after

all, be the best option,” Sarmiento said. Sarmiento, who is the secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Party, emphasized the need to retain funding support to finance scholarship programs and health needs of poor families in the district. “I suggested for a reduced menu to further tighten the use of the

same. Likewise informed the public that the PDAF has been tightened as early as November 2010 and the issue at hand is based on the previous congresses prior to the 15th congress,” Sarmiento explained. The Samar solon has received a total of P190 million PDAF for his district from second semester to 2010 to first half

of 2013, according to records of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). For his part, Leyte 1st district Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez dares the Aquino administration to identify all items to be funded under the national budget. “Instead of rebranding the controversial pork barrel system into a new name, I challenged President Benigno Aquino III to subject all items into the 2014 P2.268-trillion General Appropriation Bill (GAB) including the P1-trillion lump sum funds to line item budgeting,” he said in his Facebook account. Romualdez, which leads a “third force” in the 16th Congres, said the move to return to the line budgeting will ensure transparency and accountability.

The proposed scheme will basically list or identify all the items to be funded by pork barrel and other projects of different government agencies. Although, he belongs to opposition bloc, the Leyte solon received P183.35 million pork barrel from 2010 to mid-2013. (SARWELL

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NEWS

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Filipino people is to decide on destiny of pork barrel -- Apostol

TACLOBAN CITY – “It is the Filipino people that will decide to the destiny of the controversial `pork barrel’, “ said Leyte 2nd district Representative Sergio “Serging” Apostol. In an interview with Rep.Apostol, he told Radyo Diwa Bantay Patrol that it is time for the people to do their part and to actively contribute to the change we

need in our country. “It is time to settle the argument once and for all, and let the people decide so that we can move on,” said Apostol. Apostol told his constituents in the second district of Leyte that “an PDAF in na depende hit hangyo han molupyo, kun kamo in nadiri hiton pork barrel in mabotos ako ha pagtanggal hini, ngan kun

kamo in sumiring nga gusto pa niyo nga ini in maibilin ha mga kongresista in mabotos ako pag pabilin hini.” To recall, the Priority Development Assistance Fund scam or the pork barrel scam, is a political scandal involving the alleged misuse of fund by some members of the Congress. The scam has provoked public outrage, with calls

being made on for popular protests to demand the abolition of the pork barrel. Meanwhile, President Benigno Aquino expressed his disgust over said PDAF irregularities putting temporarily on hold its releases to lawmakers. (JAZ-

ORMOC CITY -- All is set for the EVSUlympics 2013 happening today at the Ormoc campus of Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) until Aug. 30. The intercampus sports and cultural competition carries the theme “Bringing the Torch of Hope, Peace and Unity through Culture and Sports.” Participating in the three-day intramurals are the main campus in Tacloban as well as the four other satellite campuses of EVSU in Burauen, Carigara, Dulag and Tanauan towns. Participants and athletes will vie for four cultural events (literary and musical, dance sport, cheer dance, Mr. & Ms. Evsulympics) and 13 sports tournaments. The sports tournaments are basketball (men and women), volleyball (M&W), table tenis (M&W), lawn tennis (M&W), badminton (M&W), taekwondo (M&W), track and field

(M&W), chess (M&W), baseball, softball, soccer, swimming and sepak takraw. This is the first time for the Ormoc campus to host the EVSUlympics since its creation in July 1997. It was supposed to play host last year but the Ormoc campus didn’t had the facilities. Preparations this year was also late because the adminsitration had to prioritize the construction of a twostorey medical and dental clinic and the purchase of its facilities worth P995,000 taken from the students’ trust fund. Only when Dr. Rolando Musca assumed the campus directorship last June 13 did physical preparations for the intramurals begin. He rolled out more than P1 million for the construction of a stage, basketball court, food court, drainage system and pathway. Of that amount, P125,000 came from the other campuses that contribute P25,000 yearly for

the EVSUlympics. For the stage construction, the graduates of batch 201112 contributed P332,000 while the Parents Teachers Associations of the Technology and Education Departments pitched in P200,000. The rest of the expenses came from the administrative fund. The P1 million is aside from the P200,000 cost of holding the event. These construction activities are the biggest single development of EVSUOrmoc in its 16-year existence. The six campuses take turns in hosting the EVSUlympics and it will take five more years for EVSU-Ormoc to host again. On the duration of his term until 2015, Musca would like to leave legacies to the school (directors are given two years to administer a campus on rotation basis). This early, he won the commitment of Sen. Antonio Triallanes IV for a twostorey building for the technology department.

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Musca would also like to build a three-storey building for the education department, an audio-visual hall for seminars, symposiums and forums and a new volleyball court (and convert the existing volleyball into a tennis court). He also wants to build a swimming pool and soccer field at the Ormoc campus’ unutilized 5.2-hectare land in Alta Vista 6.465 kms. away. In the short term, Musca plans to borrow money from Land Bank of the Philippines to purchase a school bus to be used by their engineering students who attend classes at a two-hectare site in Luna also owned by the Ormoc campus. Its distance of more than eight kilometers from downtown necessitates a transport facility of which Musca plans to charge P600 to engineering students per semester to be included in their tuition. (BY FELIX N.

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from page 4 who were on foot, was traversing along Brgy.San Jose, a group of about 30 rebels fired at them which resulted to about 20 minutes fire fight, Orense said. The encounter resulted to the instant death of Rebadulla who was hit at his right breast. No civilian was injured during the encounter. Gutierrez said that the government troops were able recover one hand grenade and M-16 rifle. He also said that a number of the rebels could have either been

wounded due to the bloodstains seen where they positioned during the attack. The CAFGU members belong to the 52nd Infantry Battalion, the main battalion of the militiamen based in the region, but were assigned under 63rd Infantry Battalion based in Catubig, Northern Samar.

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Addictive pork barrel politics

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alled by different names, popularly these days the Countryside Development Fund (CDF) and later renamed to Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the pork barrel has become a byword in Philippine politics, sadly on incidents of corruption. Thanks to dauntless concerned citizens who are ready to risk their lives and properties, including livelihood, they make the entire nation and the Filipinos across the globe aware of the infidelity of some officials in the government in the utilization of state funds. In countless disclosures that have grabbed the limelight myriad times in quad-media, the taxpayers, particularly the fixed income earners who could not escape the withholding tax, are at all times the underdog. In all instances that anomalies involving the pork barrel fund were unearthed, the public pushed for nothing more than the abolition of this most abused fund. One reason primarily noted is that the discretionary fund of the President of the Philippines, whoever this national chief executive may be,

is used as a dope to conquer the one needing such sedative. The President, again in no specific term period, gets the wide latitude of influence over the legislative branch utilizing this pork barrel. Drug as it is, this pork eventually makes the lawmakers addicted to it that without it, they fear they are inefficient and might later lose their impact on their own constituents. This is what pork barrel politics is disgustingly about. The phrase refers to spending which is intended to benefit constituents of a politician in return for their political support, either in the form of campaign contributions or votes. In the preAmerican war times “pork-barrel spending” was a practice among slaveholders wherein they would give a barrel of salt pork to their slaves, who clamber and struggle against one another for a share. This word “pork barrel” has been in use in the Western countries since 1870, while other sources claim it was in the 20th century that pork barrel was first used. to page 8

“It’s time to abolish PDAF”, says P’NOY That was a clear statement from the Chief Executive. That indeed and clearly, this administration should do away with the Priority Development Assistance Fund of legislators, (PDAF) or pork barrel. In spite of the President’s announcement however, a Million People march for its abolition was still conducted last Monday in Metro Manila and other areas of the country with the simultaneous cry; “Abolish the pork barrel”. The President’s image was even re-painted and irresponsibly and unfairly remade with the face of the President wearing a snout of a pig super imposed on his mouth in the

picture. Values of Protesters beclouded with doubts. -o0oThe protesters say that the President is not sincere in his declaration to abolish PDAF because the amount intended for PDAF still appears n the 2014 national budget. Furthermore, the President also revealed that lawmakers can still be allowed the privilege of identifying the projects

they want implemented in their respective districts. -o0oAlong this line, P’Noy asked Senate President Franklin Drilon and Speaker Sonny Belmonte to device mechanisms to address the needs of their constituents in a “transparent, methodical and rational” manner. -o0oPDAF has laudable intentions and motives.

In my observation, it is the easier and shorter road towards the implementation of projects in the area covered by congressional jurisdiction. Unfortunately, some greedy and corrupt legislators in both Houses sullied ugly those noble intentions of the Community Development Fund now PDAF, by coercing implementers in shamelessly demanding their “share” - some 30% of the total budget of the projects, as revealed by Senator Lacson some years ago. NOW whistle blowers revealed it ‘s 60% per senator allegedly involved in the Napoles cases. -o0o-

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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

The problem with second hand

The problem with second hand is that it is second hand. I have been victimized by a lot of second hands these past few days and I feel very frustrated. I am not into gadgetry but if highly needed, I reconsider. I am quite frugal so I go for cheap without being cost effective. If I can reduce the price to the best of my convincing skills, I very much do. I believe that I should spend less today and problem quality of the gadgets tomorrow. Yes I am a master cheapskate. But, recently, after purchasing a second hand tablet, I have decided to tip off my selfproclaimed label. I spent thousands for something so low-class and so short-

lived; I had to spend thousands again to purchase another. I learned from this unwise shopping boo-boo and I learned the difference between frugality and skimpiness. The string of unfortunate ‘second hand’ events continued throughout the week. I had to bear for a day, in different locations, the sting of second hand smoking. Unlike other cities, Tacloban is less conscious of public and vulgar smoking. I was walking along Justice Romualdez St., when a man, who walked as fast as I did, lighted a cigarette and smoked his way out of the avenue. I whined of the smoke he puffed out, but he didn’t seem to care. I had to cross the road. I rode a multicab and

Root of evils

The collective outcry and indignation against the pork barrel system was too loud and clear to be ignored. Disclosures from whistleblowers opened the proverbial Imhoff tank of feces excreted from the two swine houses dubbed in our Constitution as congress. Citizens enraged by the outrageous plunder of taxpayers’ money converged in public plazas and freedom parks, chiefly at Luneta Park in Manila as well in major cities and capital towns across this graft-ridden Filipino nation. Marching for a common cause of shaking government for it to abolish the pork barrel, citizens of all walks of life, economic status, gender and age wailed in unison against the burglars of the public coffers. The throngs of people that exercised their freedom to seek redress for their grievances against

the abuses of corrupt politicians were awesome. With no formal organizers, people went to the agreed convergence places at the accepted suggested time to demonstrate their voluntary volition against the corrupt system. The public anger was ignited by the enormity and brazenness of the plunder that drained taxpayers’ money into private pockets. The culprits whose identities had been exposed and those who are still being probed must be held to answer for the crimes they committed against the people who suffered and continue to suffer deprivation from basic services that did not reach the end beneficiary among the impoverished masses. More than scrapping the pork barrel, the multitudes of citizens that came out to protest the plunder by officials who have the temerity to shamelessly tag their names with the prefix hon-

OPINION I asked the man who was seated near the cab opening to move further in, so I would not squeeze in with the other passengers in claustrophobia. The ‘konduktor’ was hanging at the edge of the cab and was smoking hard. I got the lion’s share of the second hand smoke and I almost could not breath. I guess I should be careful with what I wish for next time. The worst second hand I received was the second hand information circulating in social media and SMS regarding the meningo coccemia scare brought by a student who succumbed to it. Without any shadow of doubt, I bought the medicine recommended in the messages. I almost bought facemasks and I even went further by socially isolating students who came from the same university. These second hand pieces of information really got me. I was scared and almost panicky of being infected of the illness. I was assuaged only after I read the news and did my own research of the

orable are demanding for the prosecution and incarceration of the plunderers and their cohorts who may be found guilty. The loot must likewise be recovered from the shenanigans and restored to the government coffers, with compensation and damages to the people who suffered injury from such anomalous acts that bleed the national coffers. Government projects that are being funded by lawmakers out of their pork barrel must treated as line items in the budgets of the proper agencies. All budgetary allocations must be made transparent and its execution must be known by the public so that there could be proper check and balance from the citizenry. The lumped sums allocated to every lawmaker had been prone to abuse and misuse. The pork barrel system appears to be purposely designed to give lawmakers a bounty to recover unreported and misreported election expenses that conceal huge amounts used in vote buying. The evil of vote buying had been treated as a law-enforcement problem that the election commission and other law enforcement agencies are helpless and utterly inutile to solve. Rampant vote buying prevails due to the thought in the corrupt politicians’

nature of the disease. This should have been done first before I sank in hysteria. These bogus messages should stop because authorities can no longer appease a frenzied society after being panicked. Second hand information on endemics and pandemics can stir uncontrolled fright and can also aggravate the situation by causing more stress and danger. The meningo coccemia scare seemed to have been given enough clarity now, thanks to media involvement and government-issued statements. However, the reaction of the masses towards second hand information is a realization. We just had to wait for the people to react differently, before we thought of conducting an information drive for public alignment. This meant that we have not given enough attention on awareness and other essential pieces of information about an endemic. Our failure to do so may have fanned the flames because of inappropriate dosages taken, absurd seclusions and unnecessary purchase of unrelated medical goods. The outcome of these reactions could have stemmed a bigger problem in the future. We have to work and inform more extensively. I guess categorically, second hand stuff may cause us a few lifestyle pros. But from the experiences I had these past few days, I need not to have a nudge on the rear to digest all the cons these stuff may bring about. This is the problem with second hand. mind that there is the pork barrel to expect from which they could recover the huge money they spent in votebuying. Eliminating the pork barrel will certainly send shivers to the spines of every corrupt politician who might think several times and be eventually deterred from spending during elections when there is no pork barrel to draw and recover such enormous money. Bribery in government transactions, projects and programs will also be gradually eradicated if the pork barrel is abolished for it is that lump sum that is the root of evils in government. Comments to alellema@ yahoo.com

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PDAF abolition is in order and timely, but the funds intended for the districts should still be included in the budget for how could congressional districts avail of such needed funds for programs and projects already designed for their area. At this point probably the nation should wait for what the President intends to do along is public discourse to abolish this main source of massive graft and corruption done by legislators. The President’s credibility is still high and majority of our people still trust the President. He should however immediately employ effective strategies to

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have those senators and congressmen to include other public officials who may have shared in this shameless loot of our people’s money, and place them soonest behind bars. -o0oThe P’Noy administration should conduct a down-to-earth review of digging into the extent of corruption undertaken by these legislators. Question: Why are senators entitled to PDAF when they do not have immediate, direct and specific constituents? We praise former Senators Joker Arroyo and Panfilo “Ping” Lacson because they never got their pork barrels during their incumbencies as aenators of the Republic.

August 28, 2013 – Wednesday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time St. Augustine, bishop and doctor 1Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139; Mt. 23:27-32

DENUNCIATION OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES (Jesus said,) “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of dead men’s bones and every kind of filth. Even so, on the outside you appear righteous, but inside you are filled with hypocrisy and evildoing. Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites. You build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the memorials of the righteous, and you say, ‘If we had lived in the days of our ancestors we would not joined them in shedding the prophets’ blood.’ Thus you bear witness against yourselves that you are the children of those who murdered the prophets; now fill up what your ancestors measured out!”

AUGUSTINE (Bishop and Doctor) Augustine, the son of St. Monica, grew up in a stormy and troubled household, and so developed a troubled but dynamic personality. He became a teacher and philosopher and put his gift to use for rhetoric and languages, but in the process, he discarded his early Christian formation received at home, especially by his Christian mother Monica. He spent many years of inner struggle before he finally fell a captive to the love and the light of Christ. His conversion was greatly due to the friendship he had formed with St. Ambrose in Milan, As a Christian, Augustine returned to Africa and was made bishop of Hippo. His abundant affection for his flock was the result of his great pastoral heart. He put his natural powers of the intellect to work in his writings, which are even now regarded as treasures of the Church. Many of Augustine’s words have become famous: “Unless you believe, you will not understand.” You have made us, Lord, for yourself; and our hearts find no rest until they rest in you.” “Late have I loved you, O beauty both ancient and new, late I have loved you. You called, you cried out and rid me of my deafness.” Augustine is an example of what the grace of God can do in a person. He also teaches us how easy it is to go astray and how difficult it is to discover the path of truth and holiness. But the grace of God, humility and love of truth can keep us on the right track. (HIS WORD IS LIFE by Vima Dasan, S.J., published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Tel. #321-3195) Sower Seeds: “A sweet thing is pardon! It gives peace to our souls and brings a serene trust in the paternal goodness of God.” (Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family)


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Anti-pork...

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freshman political science student, said they came to express their stand on abolishing pork barrel and eventually reduce people dependence for assistance from politicians.

“It’s time to abolish pork barrel and use the money to increase the subsidy of state universities and colleges and the entire education program,” Velasco said. Emotional Antonio Cinco , executive director of Leyte Boy Scouts, said he joined the rally since he’s

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION

NOTICE is hereby given that Ma. Elizabeth Gabon Cabasaan heir of late Teofila Cabasaan executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Buray, Paranas, Samar, covered by O.C.T. No. 10471, Lot No. 903, Pls-658-D, containing an area of 26,459; per Doc. No. 182, Page No. 038, Book No. 102, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 12, Ormoc City -oOoIN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF MICAH EZRA APUYA DAANTOS WITH APPLICATION FOR CHANGE OF NAME FROM MICAH EZRA APUYA DAANTOS TO MICAH EZRA DAANTOS SAINZ, SPS. PHILIP B. SAINZ and GWENLIVIA DAANTOS SAINZ, Petitioners CASE NO. RORM-13-00049 SP x- - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

Filed is a verified petition for adoption of MICAH EZRA APUYA DAANTOS praying that after due notice, publication and hearing a judgment be issued granting the Petition for Adoption and the change of name of the child subject for adoption and shall become the adopted child of herein petitioners for her to enjoy all the rights, privileges, and prerogatives of a legitimate child using the full name “MICAH EZRA APUYA DAANTOS

SAINZ”. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the hearing thereof on October 16, 2013 at 8:30 in the morning before this Court at which date, time and place, any interested party may appear and show cause if any, why the petition should not be granted. Accordingly, let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of petitioner once a week for three consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte qualified to publish, judicial notices before the scheduled date of hearing and have this order be posted at the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall and of this court. Further, let a copy thereof be furnished the Local Civil Registrar of Ormoc City, the Solicitor General, Makati City, the City Prosecutor, Ormoc City for their information and appropriate action and the Social Welfare Officer of the Regional Trial Court, Ormoc City for her to conduct a Social Case Study on the petitioners, the child sought to be adopted the matter at least one (1) week before the scheduled hearing. SO ORDERED. In Chambers, Ormoc City, Philippines, AUGUST 16, 2013.

(Sgd.) CLINTON C. NUEVO Presiding Judge

LSDE: August 28, Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

NEWS/NOTICES paying high taxes and it is disappointing to know that this money just fallen into the hands of dubious non-government organizations. About 300 people peacefully gathered in RTR Plaza and most of them received informal invitations through social networking sites and texting. The two-hour gathering started 8:30 a.m. There was no program but participants to page 8 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Avelino S. Basco and Paquita M. Basco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel or residential land located in Acedillo Street, Brgy. West Awang, Calbayog City, with an area of 358 square meters, designated as Lot No. 1722, under Tax Dec. No. 99-01008-00563 and executed a waiver with rights over a portion of the lot herein above-described covering the front portion which is located at the back of the main (ancestral) house subject to the rights of way, in favor of asigneetransferee, Santiago M. Basco and heirs hereby waived their right to the above-mentioned portionlot; per Doc. No. 357, Page No. 72, Book No. III, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jennylyn Sumagang-Durmiendo. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

SAMAR I ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. Brgy. Carayman, Calbayog City Telefax No. (055) 2098-211 INVITATION TO BID The SAMAR I ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (SAMELCO I) now invites proposal for the immediate transfer/pullout of one (1) unit 15/20 MVA power transformer from its concrete foundation with the following information: 1. 2. 3.

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Juana Regis Polidario extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 5064 located in Brgy. Maribi, Tanauan, Leyte, covered under Tax Declaration No. 00266 (R13), containing an area of One Thousand Five Hundred Six (1,506) square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Imelda E. Brol; her heirs, assigns and privies, Filipino, of legal age, widow and a resident of Villareal, Samar and hereinafter referred to as the VENDEE; per Doc. No. 254, Page No. 51, Book No. XVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Claro Robert P. Morantte. LSDE: August 21, 28 & Sept. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Vicente H. Sydiongco and Resurreccion C. Sydiongco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Bo. of Sagkahan, Tacloban City, covered by T.C.T. No. T-26144, containing an area of 232 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Elvin S. Go, as vendee for the above-described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 285, Page No. 58, Book No. XLIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Cesar E. Lee. LSDE: August 21, 28 & Sept. 4, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Fablo de Asis executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication with sale over 2 parcels of land more particularly described as follows: First Parcel: A parcel of land known as Lot No. 1943 of the Cadastral Survey of Inopacan, locanted at Brgy. Conalum, Municipality of Inopacan, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte with an area of 9,530 square meters; Second Parcel: A parcel of land designated as Lot No. 1868 of the Cadastre of Inopacan with Tax Declaration No. 05-16008-00243 with an area of 12,684 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Rhoda Indac-Symons of legal age, married to Philip David Symons, Filipino, with residence at Brgy. Tahud, Inopacan, Leyte for the above-descrived parcel of land; per Doc. No. 1068, Page No. 14, Book No. XVI, Series of 2007 of Notary Public Ernesto M. Butawan. LSDE: August 14, 21 & 28, 2013

Transformer to be relocated to a site 30 meters from its concrete foundation Weight of the unit more or less 18,500 kilograms Transformer is located at Brgy. Capoocan, Calbayog City along the National Highway

Deadline for submission of proposal is at 1:00 PM of September 4, 2013 afterwhich opening of bid will follow. For details of this invitation, please contact the Bids and Awards Committee c/o Engr. Leo D. Nicolasora in the address and telephone numbers given below from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday): SAMELCO I Headquarters Brgy. Carayman, Calbayog City Telephone No. (055) 2098-071 Cell phone No. 09185081658

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Angel Socatre and Federico Sobretoda extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land described as: Parcel 1, covered by Tax Dec. No. 7206, situated at Brgy. Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 6187, with an area of 7.9588 has. and market value P9,431.17; Parcel 2, covered by Tax Dec. No. 13399, situated at Catmon, Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 61887; with an area of .8411.53 has. part of market value P632.47; Parcel 3, Riceland, covered by Tax Dec. No. 13399, situated at Catmon, Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 61887, with an area of 1.0000 has,; Parcel 4, Riceland, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14709, situated at Catmon, Marangog, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 6168, with an area of 1.5000 has; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ma. Rebecca Lupina Lina as vendee for the No. 2 parcel together with all improvements, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14025-00235 R13, with an area of .8411.53 square meEXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE ters, per Doc. no. 028, Page No. NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ruperta N. Gumaroy and Emmanuel T. Gumaroy extrajudicially settled, partitioned and 93, Book No. 03, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Juanito adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Baras, Palo, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-30-0009-00851, containing an area of .9973 hectares, more or less, as mother lot, and their share is 2,055 square meters, and designated as Lot-B of Lot 1, Ccs-083739-000 137-D. V. Raza. (Lot 11162). A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Joel A. Garcia and Myla G. Garcia as vendees for the above-mentioned portion of LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & property (Lot 1-B); per Doc. No. 220, Page No. 45, Book No. X, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Asterio A. Villero. 11, 2013 LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

THE BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Vicente Acuin and Victoria Acuin extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcel of land located in Brgy. Astorga, Tunga, Leyte under ARP No. 40-0006-00033, Cad. Lot No. 1309, Cad. 667, containing an area of 2,812 square meters and covered by O.C.T. No. OC-9662. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Atilano Acuin and Dominga Acuin as vendees; per Doc. No. 412, Page No. 83, Book No. XI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Ulpiano U. Arpon, Jr. LSDE: August 28 & Sept. 4 & 11, 2013

EXTRA-JUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

DECLARATION OF HEIRSHIP WITH ABSOLUTE SALE OF A PARCEL OF LAND

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Candido Masayon executed aa deed of absolute sale over 4 parcels of land described below as follow: Parcel 1, A parcel of land (Lot No. 1136 of the Cadastral Survey of Burauen), situated in the Barrio of San Pablo, Burauen, Leyte containing an area of Three Thousand and NinetyThree (3,093) square meters, more or less; Parcel II) A parcel of land (Lot No. 1139 of the Cadastral Survey of Burauen), situated in the Barrio of San Pablo, Burauen, Leyte containing an area of Six Thousand Three Hundred Sixty Six (6,366) square meters, more or less; Parcel III), A parcel of land (Lot No. 1141 of the Cadastral Survey of Burauen), situated in the Barrio of San Pablo, Burauen, Leyte containing an area of Twenty Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty One (20,331) square meters, more or less; Parcel IV) A parcel of land (Lot No. 5902 of the Cadastral Survey of Burauen), situated in the Barrio of San Pablo, Burauen, Leyte, containing an area of Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Two (7,802) square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Spouses VALENTINO MASAYON and ALMA RENOMERON MASAYON of legal ages and resident of Sta. Ana St., Burauen, Leyte for the abovedescribed of land; per Doc. No. 60, Page No.12, Book No. 15, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Daniel E. Pen. LSDE: August 21, 28 & Sept. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT BY SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Saturnino B. Cabcabin, heir of late Donato Cabcabin extrajudicially settled and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Survey No. CAD No. 430, Lot No. 1949, Case 8, located at Brgy. Salug, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, covered under ARP No. 09045-00262, PIN 037-09-045-06-023, containing an area of 239 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Maria Diana Luatik-Duran as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. no. 711, Page No. 101, Book No. IV, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Clotilde Japzon-Salazar. LSDE: August 21, 28 & Sept. 4, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LEYTE 8th Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT Tacloban City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF OF LEYTE METRO ORMOC COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCCI) rep. by MICHAEL L. ENCINA Branch Manager Petitioner/Mortgagee -versusMARILYN E. SON Respondent/Mortgagor/s EJF No. 3645 FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE under Act 3135 as amended by Act 4118 x- - - - - - - - - -x AMENDED SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE UNDER ACT 3135, AMENDED

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135, as Amended file by METRO ORMOC COM-

MUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCCI) rep. by Michael L. Encina, Branch Manager with principal address at Arradaza Street, Ormoc City, Mortgagee against Sps. MARILYN E. SON & Jesus Son, with postal address at Bgy. Guindapunan, Pastrana, Leyte, Mortgagors, Tacloban City, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of June 2013 Amounted to ONE MILLION FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIXTY SIX PESOS AND 22/100 (Php1,425,266.22), Philippine Currency, exclusing Penalties, Charges, Attorney’s Fees, expenses of the Foreclosure, Sheriff’s Lawful Fees, and expenses for conducting the PUBLIC AUCTION SALE thereof, the UNDERSIGNED EXECUTING SHERIFF WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION on September 12, 2013, at 9:00 in the morning of soon thereafter, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City, to the highest bidder for Cash and in Philippine Currency, the following Real Properties/ Personal Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit: APR NO. TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 02-321500012 32 A parcel of land designated as Lot No. 393, situated at Bgy. Guindapunan, Pastrana, Leyte, covered by ARP No. 02 3201500012 32 and Tax Declaration No. 0232015-00193

Bounded on the: North: by Victorino Novio; on the South : by Agapita Celda; on the East: by Maria Pasagui; and on the West: by Pastrana-Tingib Road, containing an area of FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE (475) Square Meters, in the name of Sps. JESUS and MARILYN SON, with a 2-Storey single detached 400 Sq.Meters residential house with modern roofing, steel trusses, concrete beams and ceilings, with four (4) bedrooms. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND ENCUMBRANCES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction sould not take place on said date, it shall be held on Sept. 20, 2013 on the same time and place without further notice. Tacloban City, July 15, 2013. FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

(Sgd.) JOSE P. CABCABIN Sheriff IV

LSDE: August 14, 21 & 28, 2013


Wednesday, 28 August 2013

NEWS

Businessman killed in Albuera ORMOC CITY -- The police in Albuera town continues its deep investigation on the puzzling broad daylight killing of businessman Emerson Piano, who was shot dead at the vicinity of his shop in Real St., Albuera, located across the LGU municipal hall, 10 a.m. of August 23, a source of Albuera police said in

a phone interview. The perpetrators left Piano, 54, 11 gunshot wounds that caused his instant death. The victim had no known enemy and had not been involved of any illegal doings. His family was even puzzled who could be the culprits. According to an eyewitness, the duo were riding-intandem that immediately left after com-

mitting the crime. The victim was fired upon with a caliber .45 pistol without any word and was left. The two suspects wore helmets but noticed to be 30 to 40 years old and of medium body build. They were believed to be backed up by two other motorcycles as they were seen later as they escaped. A hot pursuit op-

eration was right away conducted by the police with the help of an eyewitness. Currently the police have the lead as to the identification of the suspects but declined to disclose, yet further investigation is going on. Piano is a native of Albuera but currently lives in Baybay City. He manages his own machine shop. (ELVIE ROMAN-

ROA)

3 died, 3 wounded in motorcycle collision

ORMOC CITY -- A road mishap claimed three lives and seriously wounded three others following a headon collision of two single motorcycles around 5:10 p.m. of August 23 along the national highway in Brgy. Margen, Ormoc City, said PO2 Arvin Sarcilla of po-

lice station 3. Steverod Cabudol, 19, died on the spot, while Rico Aguinod, 28 was declared dead on arrival at the Ormoc District Hospital and Vidal Bayo, of legal age, died 10 hours later in the hospital. Confined at ODH were Julito Alob, 43; Marlito Alob, 20; and

driver Wilfredo Cabanada, 28. All were severely wounded. Police said Cabudol was alone in his motorcycle, with plate number 6810 HC, when it collided with another motorcycle, a Motorstar 3546 HN driven by Cabanada, which curbed to the other lane coming from the opposite direction. Cabanada was carrying four passengers

and they were going to Lilo-an. The fatalities left their families who reside in San Juan, Lilo-an and Libertad. The vehicle driven by Cabanada was thrown to the road shoulder and the passengers scattered after the accident. It was not clear, however, if the victims were drunk during the accident. (ELVIE ROMAN-

ROA)

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Leyte Samar Daily Express

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New DE for Samar’s 2nd district to assume office TA C L O B A N CITYEngineer Efren Padilla is to assume as the chief of Samar’s second district engineer, replacing Engr. Johnny Acosta. Acosta, who has been in the post for the past six months now, would return to his old position as assistant of Leyte’s first engineering district. The assumption of Padilla was revealed by Engr. Ruben de los Reyes, who is the officer-in-charge of Samar’s second engineering district. According to de los Reyes, the new chief of the Samar’s second engineering district is to formally assume his post today. Padilla’s assumption as the chief of Samar second engineering district was by virtue of Special Order Number 187 series of 2013 signed by Sec. Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works

and Highways. Padilla once served as the top official of Samar second engineering district in 2010. He also served as district engineer in Oriental Mindoro’s first engineering district. The movement of district engineers, according to De los Reyes, is based on their promotional examination in which the department has a policy that engineering district offices should be handled by a full pledge engineer or an engineer IV provided that he or she passed the promotional exam. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

NEWS

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)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Anti-pork...

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thrives because of pork barrel. This has been a family enterprise in Leyte and Samar. I believe pork barrel would end political dynasty,” said Laus. In a separate rally, at least 50 representatives from different progressive gathered in the city’s downtown area, carrying placards. Protesters are affiliated to Anakpawis, Bayan Muna, Bagong Alayansang Makabayan (Bayan), Samahan han Gudti nga Parag-uma, Kadamay and Gabriela. “Why channel the fund to lawmakers when it’s very prone to corruption? It should be downloaded directly to hospitals and schools,” said Rogelio Berino, secretary-general of Bayan Eastern Visayas. (SAR-

repeatedly shouted “abolish PDAF!” before they dispersed. Following is a per“We are for total abosonal account from lition of pork barrel but a citizen of Region if the President wants to BETHANY HOSPITAL VIII on her experiTel No. 321-2427; put new mechanisms on ence when the fright24-hr Ultrasound the fund, we should give & x’ray services, ening night of strong him the benefit of the Surgery, Dialysis, tremor occurred. doubt, however, we have CT-Scan to be concern about the “That very night my way our country being family and I were in run. We have to make our the sala while our leaders accountable,” said Brgy. 75, Fatima Village house helper was Tacloban City Orlando Uy, past presioutside the house. Tel. No.: (053) 520-3161/ dent of the Leyte Cham341-3907 We were busy doing ber of Commerce and Cel. No.: 0939-193-8030 our respective tasks Industry. 0926-528-3946 at that time when e-mail add: aep_signshop@ A netizen, Rinbert yahoo.com suddenly the ground Laus, said that even if it’s started to shake and MR. AVELINO ESPINO PINPIN hard for him to go to the Manager/Proprietor some of the things BILLBOARD * PANAFLEX venue in a wheelchair, he at home which were * TARPAULIN * BANNER CLOTH had to join the rally for * PHOTO PAPER * BACKLIT hanged started to house helper rattled keep calm and be re* MAGNET MEDIA the benefi t of his three move. Who would and tried to imme- minded of the safety * T-SHIRT PRINTING children. * MESH * CLEAR STICKER not feel nervous in diately get inside the tips whenever quakes WELL Q. MENIANO) * VINYL STICKER * LIGHTED SIGNAGE “Political dynasty happen. All of us, of that kind of tremor, house. It was funny * TENT FOR RENT * TENT FABRICATION * STREAMERS especially during because while we were course, made the sign into their own pockets, of the cross and whisAddictive... those days there were trying to go out, she could do their trick un- PROFESSIONAL AUTO CARE pered prayers to ourfrom page 4 reports of strong was squeezing her way DETAILING SERVICES noticed. deadly quakes occur- into the house and got selves for God to save Largely alluded to Now there are quarring in other parts of jammed by the door us, our neighbors and as the CDF and later ters wanting the pork the world and even in about three times. But our relatives, and keep named PDAF, this pork barrel gone, to which AUTO SPA Tel: (053) 523-1920 the Philippines? Our seriously, we have to us from harm. Thank barrel is collectively the Malacañang declares Cel: 0917-5168368 God, in few minutes discretionary fund in- shall happen. However, the quake stopped. fused in the budget of paranoid and skeptic - EXPERT IN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DETAILING. Immediately after the the Office of the Presi- due to the persistence - MOTUL - Performance Motor Oils CARE PRODUCTS AND SUPPLIES tremor, we looked dent which the presi- of the anomalies inspite -- CAR CAR WASH around the house to dent could doleout or of the different collars - AUTO UPHOLSTERY - AUTO BODY REPAIR AND PAINTING check on damage. distribute for the imple- that this pork barrel has Thank God, there mentation of projects donned for several atwhere funding is not tempts now, the public wasn’t any. Afterwards, Do you want to given specific budget believes that this pork we prayed as a family under the General Aplook fabulous? barrel shall stay. How Shop only at . . . to thank Jesus for re- propriations Act or the will it be eliminated? ally keeping us and our annual national budget. The officials in the govhouse away from harm The utilization of this ernment who have tastin spite of the fact that pork barrel, however, is ed “heaven” countless it was a very strong subject to the auditing times from befitting the quake that could have procedures of the gov- fruit of the poison tree caused harm to us and ernment. Albeit con- will never be weaned 97 Sen. Enage St. Tacloban sidered as safety nets to from it unless they are damage to our properCity *Tel No. 325-4027 avoid abuse, shrewd as detoxified and discities. Thank You, Lord the snake in the Garden There’s always something plined. nice for you! for this grace.” – Law- of Eden some players yer ANTHEA G. MA- who have direct control CALALAG, Tacloban of these discretionary City Prosecutor’s Of- funds who know how DUPTOURS Shuttle Service to circumvent law and fice. Fully Air-Conditioned Vehicles For Hire from wisely place the funds

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