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Napoles surrender welcome by Eastern Visayas officials By JOEY A. GABIETA

TAC L OBA N CITY- The surrender of the reported brains behind the P10 billion pork barrel scam came as a relief to officials in the region saying that Janet Lim Napoles decision to surface from her hiding would be of her interest and the Filipino people in general.

Showcase. Tacloban City Councilor Cristina Romualdez and Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin grace the opening of the pasalubong center which showcases artworks and delicacies found in the city and the region for tourists to buy. Also in photo are Councilor Evangeline Esperas, Dr. Gloria Fabregas and Norma Morantte. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

gelio Espina, who said that she could now finally face all the allegations thrown to her on the alleged P10 billion pork barrel she pocketed.

“We all hope that this is a reminder that no one is above the law and most of all to punish those who are guilty and bring back the good name of both the House of Representatives and the Senate and learn how the government can safeguard people’s monFor Eastern Samar ey,” Espina, in a separate Rep. Ben Evardone, Na- text message, said. poles surrender would The spokesperson of give her “a day in court.” Palo archbishop John “I hope that justice to the Filipino people will Du, Father Amadeo Albe served,” Evardone, in a vero said that they are relieved that finally Natext message, said. This view of Evardone poles had decided to was shared by his col- surrender. to page 8 league, Biliran Rep. Ro-

EV solons received their pork after Pres. Aquino announced its abolition, DBM said

TACLOBAN CITY – The national government has already poured out P536.67 million pork barrel this year to the

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region’s 14 lawmakers before President Benigno Aquino III proclaimed the abolition of such fund. Fund releases posted by the Department of Budget and Management in its website show that all the congressmen from the region have already received their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), the official name of pork barrel. The three solons with higher allocations were Northern Samar 2nd  dist.

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Rep. Emil Ong (P60.95 million), Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone (P55.72 million), Leyte 5th  dist. Rep. Jose Carlos Cari  (P55 million). Receiving P35 million each were Rep. Sergio Apostol (Leyte 2nd), Rep. Rogelio Espina (Biliran), Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez (Leyte 4 th ), Rep. Roger Mercado (Southern Leyte), Rep. Neil Benedict Montejo (An Waray), Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez (Leyte 1st), Rep. Andres Salvacion (Leyte 3 rd ), Rep. Mel S enen Sarmiento (Samar 1 st ) and Rep. Milagrosa Tan to page 9

Board Member Mimiette Bagulaya’s recent activities @ Ybanez Memorial Elementary School, Brgy. Inangatan Tabango Leyte and Tabayla Elementary School Brgy. Campokpok Tabango Leyte. Tabayla Elementary School was awarded as one of the best implementers of Brigada Eskwela in the regional level. (small elementary schools category). The said school will compete for this year’ s search for the 2013 best Brigada Eskwela implementors- national level.


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NEWS

Friday, 30 August 2013

DENR to conduct probe on pawikan eating incident in Arteche town TACLOBAN CITYThe regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is set to conduct its own investigation on the food poisoning incident in Arteche town, Eastern Samar. The food poisoning incident involving residents of Barangay Rawis of said town was reportedly due to eating of a meat from a dead pawikan (leatherback turtle). Purificacion Daloos, DENR-8 information officer, however, said that they have yet to schedule as to when they would conduct their investigation. Sea turtles are con-

sidered to be critically endangered which makes it a criminal offense to butcher them. Daloos said that she feared that the butchered pawikan was the one that was found nesting in the shores of Dolores, Eastern Samar last August 5, 2013. The said pawikan was tagged on its left flipper, with tag number PH 02891 before it was released back to the sea after it laid eggs. Corazon Makabenta, division chief of coastal marine management of DENR-8, said that they would conduct a “massive campaign” not only in Arteche but also across Eastern Samar to avoid similar incident.

Having pawikan in our seas is a sign that we still have a balanced ecology, Makabenta said. Makabenta said that pawikans are predators and eat poisonous jellyfish, sea urchins and other toxins in the seas. The high toxicity of the meat, plus it was dead when the pawikan was found floating in the shores of Arteche, caused the food poisoning, she claimed. Based on the information of town Vice Mayor Linda Mejica, the food poisoning incident has resulted to the deaths of four persons and downed 153 others, major-

ity of them from Brgy. Rawis. Other victims were from the nearby village of Garden, she said. It was learned that Marlon Garbriel, who found the pawikan, sold around ten kilos of the pawikan meat. Mejica said that all those who ate the pawikan showed the same symptoms of poisoning like stomach pains, dry and sore lips, headache and vomiting. The victims of poisoning were later brought to Arteche Hospital and Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital in Borongan City, about 100 kilometers from the municipality of Arteche. (VICKY C.ARNAIZ)

Aussie company assures that oil, gas prospects in San Isidro town still high TACLOBAN CITY – An official of the Australian company that is conducting drilling operations in San Isidro town in Leyte said that despite of their temporary stoppage of work, they remain confident that prospects to drill oil and gas remains to be high. It was learned from Engr. Bert Garcia of the Otto Energy Ltd, that their

drilling operations in San Isidro was temporarily halted when they encountered an impregnable layer of rock which even sophisticated drilling equipment could not penetrate. Garcia made this disclosure when he appeared before members of the provincial board of Leyte on Tuesday as he informed the provincial officials that their drilling operations at Duhat-2 well

was stopped weeks ago due to environmental and safety concerns. Garcia, using a slide presentation of the actual drilling site, said that drilling was stopped when it encountered an impregnable layer of rock which even sophisticated drilling equipment could not penetrate. Drilling of the Duhat 2 well followed two previously failed attempts to test the

crest of the San Isidro anticline with San Isidro SX-1/2 in 200 and Duhat-1 in 2011. Both wells had been programmed to reach total depth of 1,000 m, but failed to drill beyond 300 m due to an inability to advance through claystone formations. It was learned that Otto Energy, after the failed attempts, reviewed lessons learned from Duhat-1 and Duhat-1 A drilling cam-

paigns in 2011, which highlighted the need for a rig with increased draw works, hook load and mud handling capacity to mitigate the risk of stuck pipe incidents and maximize the ability to reach prognosed reservoir intervals beneath the problematic claystone formations. But despite of the problem that they have encountered, Garcia assured the board members that they remain hopeful that oil and gas can be found in the area, based on history and geological studies. “Northern Leyte is said to have the most natural oil seeps in the Philippines but is largely unexplored. In fact, one of the barangays in San Isidro is even named Barangay Petrolyo,”

Garcia said. In February, the Leyte provincial board granted a permit to the company to conduct oil drilling operations, mostly offshore, within an area of more than 332,000 hectares covering several villages in the towns of San Isidro and Calubian. The main site of the oil drilling operations is in Barangay Basud, six kilometers from the town proper. If drilling proved that oil and gas can be found and is commercially viable, full field development and exploration are expected to start next year. (AHLETTE

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NEWS

Friday, 30 August 2013

Silvino Lobos road project to be completed by 2015 TACLOBAN CITY – The municipal mayor of Silvino Lobos town in Northern Samar is thankful for the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) project under the Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process (OPPAP). Mayor Edmund Gillamac said that the farmto-market road project in his town is expected to be finished by 2015. Silvino Lobos is about 22 kilometers away from its neighboring town Las Navas on its eastern side and 22 kilometers away from Lope de Vega, its neighboring town on its western side. Currently the town is accessible by boat ride which takes six hours of travel, Mayor Gillamac said. “We are still not connected to the carline but through this project of Pamana, we are thankful to the President because by 2015 we will be connected to other towns

via road and bridges,” Gillamac said. OPAPP has already downloaded about P424.5 million to Northern Samar for infrastructure projects under Pillar 3 that covers the 2011 Pamana -OPAPP funded projects and P199-million PamanaDILG(Department of the Interior and Local Government)-funded projects. Currently, Pamana is implementing the P195.5 million constructions of a 50-meter span bridge in Brgy. Campania-an and concreting of the road stretch from said barangay to the town proper of Silvino Lobos, this aside from concreting of a section of the Mondragon-Silvino Lobos road network amounting to P15 million. A P100 million additional fund is also provided for the Mondragon-Silvino road network and P84 million construction, improvement and opening

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Surrender?

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igh-profile fugitive and alleged PDAF scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles was cornered into submission after his disappearing act following the issuance of an arrest warrant by the court. After being tagged as the mastermind of an initial investigative report involving at least P10B public fund scam, Janet Lim Napoles issued pronouncements that were reported in media where she denied the allegations against her. She even sought to meet the editors and reporters of the national broadsheet Philippine Daily Inquirer where she demanded that media people spare her family and children from the accusations. The flamboyant display of her wealth as well as those of her children who were living cozy lifestyles of high society status beyond what people perceived as what their means could afford caused a national outcry against the pork barrel. The disclosure of such wealth that reportedly emanated from anomalous transactions out of the pork barrel of lawmakers and extravagant life amid an impoverished population ignited public outrage that led people to a peaceful rally at the Luneta Park and

other plazas in various parts of the country. Upon issuance of an arrest warrant by the court, the alleged mastermind of the P10B pork barrel scam quickly drifted into her secret lairs away from the arm of the authorities. It took a multi-agency law enforcement task force to pursue the fugitive and bring her to the bar of justice. The search went full-swing as authorities went into a nationwide manhunt to arrest the culprits as well as her co-accused brother who also went and still is in hiding as of press time. The declaration from no less than the president of the republic where a bounty of P10M reward was offered for any information that would lead to the arrest of the fugitives raised the issue into the national consciousness. Rammed against what appeared to be a dead-end, the fugitive Janet Lim Napoles submitted herself to the president in a twist that preempted further embarrassment to the government. People took the surrender as a relief from the tension gripping the country. But the arrest of Janet Lim Napoles is clearly an act of desperation after being cornered and not as an act of . . . surrender?

Use of force

The Homonhon mining incident is a fact that courts disregarded. Chaos results by people disregarding the rules of law. Clearly, the right of the people to express their sentiments either violated, by anti-mining group or mining companies. Why? In the Homonhon mining incident, the anti-mining people should have approached the court for their grievances. On the same reason, the mining operator should have the order of the court for them to proceed. The report of Fred Padernos manifested that there was a temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 3, Guiuan, Eastern Samar ordering the antimining group to cease obstructing the operation of Mt. Sinai Mining Exploration and Corporation. How-

ever, it was only for 20 days from July 11, 2013. The report stated the incident occurred on August 5, 2013, way beyond the 20 days TRO. The untoward incident should have not happened, if both parties returned to the court to resolve the rights, if there is any, between the opposing par-

ties. The anti-mining group could copy the Oposa doctrine wherein the rights of the unborn babies invoked. Indeed, the future generation has no more to live for with the unbridled destruction of the environment. As we see the present calamities, not only in the Philippines, but also throughout the world. Look at the re-

cent heavy downpour of rain caused by typhoon Labuyo. Without trees in high places, the lowland kept underwater for days. What is the relation of the water flood to the mining done in Homonhon Island? As reported in the August 18 issue of this paper, there are three mining companies operating in the island, namely: Cambayas Mining, EMIR Mining, and Mt. Sinai Exploration and Development Corporation. Just imagine what will happen to the island once the seawater seeps into the holes created by the miners. There will be no

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The PDAF Symphony: A Crime

…and punishment is when? In our marvelous system, crime and punishment may or may not be part of temporal justice. One reaps what one sows, may be now, may be in the next life. We believe in a world where change is never linear but cyclical, hence, the more things change, the more they remain the same. For a century, these catchword in the Philippine society is appalling. Specifically, when hard-earned taxpayers’ money has become the politicians’ milk and manna.

Infinite examples of personalities and politicians, – so dastard actors and actresses are their extremely greedy philosophy. Leafing through the four hundred plus Audit Report of the PDAF, one would recoil at the thought. So deep-rooted in us with the belief that the world is governed by fortune - is anti-progress and the easiest flight from punishment. Although it may help an individual attain hell or heaven, but does not help a societal change for the good of everyone. When applied to our putrid bureaucratic proce-

dures, all it means is that a day will come when all those who are at the centre of breaking every rule in the book of governance, will get their punishments, if not in this life, surely in the next. Shall we then be enslaved to this flawed state of affairs of wallowing in the wounded culture. Meanwhile, we can expect that justice can get delayed but can’t be denied). This very belief gives us faith that the criminals of this one huge abominable symphony – the only one of a kind in the world perhaps, will be punished one day, even if the present system lets them go free. Hoping that the punishment would not be orchestrated in a country where punishment is quite long in coming. Meanwhile, let us commend Chairperson Ma. Gracia Pulido-Tan of the Commission on Audit for being the champion of champions.

Hear no evil, see no evil

Upping the Ante atty. frANZ RAYMOND P. ASPA Bold that she was even when she still headed the more ostracized Commission on Human Rights, I found it exemplifying and exhilarating when Leila De Lima revealed that several of our lawmakers will have to face the fangs of our criminal laws for their alleged misuse of their allocated PDAF, known more popularly as the pork barrel fund. It was exemplifying because that revelation defines her character. It was exhilarating because it is not everyday that you get to name a congressman (I refer to members of both houses of Congress) or two as accused in a criminal case. I myself am an ardent believer that if President Aquino wants to be taken seriously by the people who placed him in office precisely because of his daang matuwid, he should make examples not out of petty criminals scouring the streets for means to get

by their everyday but out of our thieves in barong tagalog who steal not because they have nothing with which to feed their families but because of greed, of wishing they could have all. True we have the likes of Romeo Jalosjos who got sacked for his injudiciousness but that was hardly the corrupt act which the daang matuwid seeks to curb let alone eradicate. It is high time that a legislator or two gets thrown to jail not for ravishing a budding young lass but for stealing from the people’s coffers or for helping others steal from us by means available to him because of what he is, of being a lawmaker and all. President Aquino, to be sure, has more ways than one to unravel the sincerity of his daang matuwid. There is the abolition of the fund itself which he can do by vetoing that item in the national budget. But despite calls from the peo-

ple to have it done, he was persistent instead that he will not scrap it until a day prior to the mass protest staged to rattle his seemingly unchangeable stance, only to reveal that he was not actually up for its actual abolition but only for its renaming or restructuring or whatever you may want to brand it. Sensing the insincerity of his words, the people proceeded to march on, and to success. And of course, there is the bringing to justice not only of the mastermind of the entire scheme but also of the lawmakers who, one way or another, got kickbacks just by exercising the discretion of funnelling their allocations to bogus non-government organizations created by the now infamous Janet Lim Napoles. It is good that something had been done to make Napoles running scared although not for the very reason which got us irked to the point of massively protesting for the abolition of the pork. It would however be even better if it is not only Napoles who gets picked up by the long arm of the law but also our seemingly untouchable congressmen. Which makes De Lima’s revelation a relief, a breath of fresh air if you will.

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Vox Populi The march against pork barrel was a success. People from all walks of life came to Rizal Park to demand the abolition of the pork barrel. The “million people march” reflected the public outrage against the abuse of the public funds. The message is clear, the Filipino people are against corruption in government. The people are outraged of the way that peoples’ money have been abused by our leaders. We have proven that Filipinos are dignified people. We should not stop protesting for as long as corruption in government exists. Those responsible for the anomalies and corruption in government should also be prosecuted. The people are mad of their brazen misuse of public funds. Lump sum appropriations should be replaced by line-item budgeting and all projects earmarked by lawmakers must undergo public bidding. The pork barrel scandal should also lead to an overhaul of the regulatory framework for NGO’s and foundations. NGO’s should no longer be allowed to receive funding through One possible hurdle to that unravelling however is Section 11 of Article VI of the 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines which practically renders a senator or a member of the House of Representatives immune from arrest if the criminal charges hurled upon him carries the penalty of imprisonment of not more than six years and only during the entire time that the Congress is in session. So if to foil any attempt of a senator or a member of the lower house who gets lucky to be indicted to raise his immunity from arrest pursuant to the said provision, De Lima and the rest of the boys should make sure that any possible criminal charges that will be filed against the said lawmakers should bear the penalty of more than six years. That way, they, like Napoles, will be forced to cower and hide like the stealing cowards that they are. There indeed remains a long way before the new issue on the pork could be written with finis. Much like every issue in the past

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congressional funds. Any organization that handles public money needs tight regulation. The COA should expand its special audit of pork barrel utilization to include the Aquino administration. One of the best deterrent to corruption is punishment.

There should be speedy indictment of lawmakers linked to the scandal. We should have a serious resolve to put an end to corruption and protect the peoples’ money. VOX POPULI, VOX DEI!

August 30, 2013 – Friday of the 21st Week 1 Thes 4:1-8; Ps 97; Mt 25:1-13

PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS Jesus said to his disciples, “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foolish one, when taking their lamps, brought no oil with them, but the wise brought flasks of oil with their lamps. Since the bridegroom was long delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. At midnight, there was a cry, ‘Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’ Then all those virgins got up and trimmed their lamps. The foolish ones said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ But the wise ones replied, ‘No, for there may not be enough for us and you. Go instead to the merchants and buy some for yourselves.’ While they went off to buy it, the bridegroom came and those who were ready went into the wedding feast with him. Then the door was locked. Afterwards the other virgins came and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open the door for us!’ but he said in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, I do not know you.’ Therefore, stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”

“SEXUAL BONDAGE” God is a God of surprises. He comes not according to our schedule. Therefore, we need to be always prepared to meet him, whether he comes at the end of the world, or at the end of our life, or at any moment of a living day. We need to be always spiritually resourceful, like the five wise bridesmaids who had taken more than enough oil, to meet the bridegroom at any time he chose to come (Mt 25:4). For a Christian, what is to be resourceful? It is a life of faith translated into action. And there are many obstacles that could drain our faith, driving us to spiritual incactivity. One major obstacle is inordinate sexual indulgence, such as lust and fornication (1 Thess 4:3), against which St. Paul is warning all those who wait for the Lord’s sudden coming. Those who abuse their body in sexual immorality are in bondage. “Out of a forward will,” wrote St. Augustine, “lust had sprung; and lust pampered, had become custom; and custom indulged, had become necessary. These were the links of the chain; this is the bondage in which I was bound.” Sexual desire is natural and hence morally neutral; but when we idolize it, it turns into lust. It is sad that today we have to live in a sex saturated society! (His Word for Today by vima Dasan, S.J., published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Tel. #321-3195) Sower’s Seeds: “The spiritually lazy and lukewarm person’s program is to avoid as much as possible all toil and mortification. The fervent and truly holy person’s program is to embrace the greatest number of wearisome labors and mortifications.” -Blessed James Alberione, SSP, S.Th.D., Founder of the Pauline Family


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more fresh water to drink because of the salty water mixing with the aquifers. Likewise, the soil can no longer hold rainwater that caused floods as happening in any sides of the world. The anti-mining group should file a case for Environmental Protection Order before the Court. It may be cumbersome especially with less fortunate people having no financial capability to hire a good counsel. I suggest they request for assistance from Mrs. Gina Lopez of ABS-CBN. The Lopezes listen to the cry of the people for environmental protection. In the past, Energy Development Corporation (EDC) owned by the Lopezes, according to Dave Deviles, its public information officer, the move of the EDC administration to cut 651 trees in Barangay Tongonan, Ormoc City, is a big mistake of an em-

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte -oOoIN RE: IN THE MATTER OF CANCELLATION OF THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF EVELYN D. CORRES WITH LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NO. 212, EUSEBIA R. APILAR, Petitioner, -versusTHE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO), Respondent Sp. Proc. No. H-520 x- - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

Petitioner Eusebia R. Apilar, assisted by counsel, filed a Petition for Cancellation of the Certificate of Live Birth of Evelyn D. Corres with Local Civil Registrar No. 212 registered with the Local Civil Registrar of Hindang, Leyte. In support of their petition, the petitioner aver, THAT: she is of legal age, Filipino, widow and residents of Ballener St. Tabok, Hindang, Leyte; she is the godmother of Evelyn Degorio Corres who was born on 1968; sometime in 1976 the Municipal Hall of Hindang, Leyte was caught on fire hence all previous birth records were likewise destroyed; Evelyn D. Corres believed in good faith that her birth record was de-

ployee. Deviles told me personally during a presentation held at Tacloban City, the employee already dismissed for erroneous public consultation regarding the planned 651 trees. For short, there is no such plan because of the clan’s stand for environmental protection in the country. Therefore, the anti-mining group can write Mrs. Lopez who fights for the preservation of the environment in the Province of Palawan. On the side of the employees of Mt. Sinai Exploration and Development Corporation, they should refrain from acting like the Syrians, Libyans, Egyptians, and Tunisians in the Middle East and Africa who destroyed the lives and properties of the people for airing their grievances in the streets. No Filipino will like what has been happening in the aforementioned countries. As such, the mining corporation should seek the intervention of the court. Prove to the court that the mining is for the good of the people of Barangay Canawayon. That the mining should go on for the benefit of the still unborn babies. The Homonhon Island

stroyed hence she applied for late registration wherein she was issued a new Birth Certificate with Local Civil Registry No. 98-363; lately she discovered that her fact of birth was already registered with Local Civil Registrar No. 212 containing different entries from Registry No. 98-363; she adopted the entries contained in the Birth Certificate bearing Local Civil Registrar No. 98363 in her daily transactions and all her records; hence, prayed for the cancellation of Certificate of Live Birth with Local Civil Registrar No. 212 in order to conform to the true and correct facts surrounding her Birth Certificate with Local Civil Registry No. 98-363. WHEREFORE, finding the Petition to be sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on September 16, 2013 at 1:30 afternoon at which date, time and place anyone that may be prejudiced by the approval of the instant Petition may come to court in this first opportunity. Published this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioners. Furnished copy of this Order to the Petitioner and her counsel at the given addresses for them to be present at the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 13th day of August, 2013, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines.

(Sgd.) HON. EPHREM S. ABANDO Executive Judge

LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

Friday, 30 August 2013 NOTICE OF AUCTION All unredeemed pledges left during the month of April 2013 of the ff CEBUANA LHUILLIER PAWNSHOP branches will be sold at Public Auction on September 6, 2013

The DSWD-Reception & Study Center for Children (RSCC) Pawing, Palo, Leyte would like to call the attention of the parents, relatives or any interested party of a little boy, now named ROWELL DELA CRUZ, approximately 4 years old. On May 18, 2013, said child was seen by a concerned citizen in the person of Edna dela Cruz, wandering at the Public Market of Palo, Leyte with no adult company. He was wearing color red t-shirt and short. The MSWDO of Palo, Leyte referred Rowell to Reception and Study Center for Children, Palo, Leyte for temporary shelter and case management. The parents, relatives or any interested party of the said child, ROWELL DELA CRUZ, are requested to see the Officer-in-Charge or the Social Worker of DSWD-Reception & Study Center for Children, Pawing, Palo, Leyte or call Telephone Number 323-2666 to discuss plans for the child. failure to appear will serve as basis for filing a Petition for administrative Declaration of minor as Legally Available for Adoption. (Sgd.) NIDA V. JUSAY SWO III/Center Head

controversy has the court to solve, the way Atty. Antonio Oposa from Ormoc City did for the welfare of the unborn babies. (Feedback welcome g_duna@ yahoo.com)

LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

m&n Catering Services Nancy E. Villablanca Tel. 323-8411/ 09164413724 Blk 25 Lot 45 NHA Baras Palo, Leyte

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Maximina Lanuncia Moron extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential lot and all the improvements thereon, situated at San Jose St., Palo, Leyte, with an area of 200 square meters, more or less and covered under Tax Dec. No. 2577. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Edilberto L. Moron as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 440, Page No. 88, Book No. XXV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rolando V. Tomandao. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

at San Nicolas St. Guiuan E. Samar (7:00 am) o San Nicolas St. Guiuan E. Samar o Brgy. 6, San Jose St., Guiuan, Eastern Samar at Acevedo St. Cavite East, Palo Leyte (8:00 am) o Acevedo St. Cavite East, Palo Leyte o Real St. San Roque Tanauan Leyte at Real St., Carigara, Leyte (7:30 am) o Real St., Carigara, Leyte o Real St. Alang Alang Leyte o 576 Real St., Brgy Baybay, Carigara, Leyte at M. H. Del Pilar St. Tacloban City ( 8:00 am) o M. H. Del Pilar St. Tacloban City o Gomez St. Tacloban City o #39 P. Zamora St. Tacloban City o National Highway, Brgy. 77, Marasbaras Tac. City o Rovic Bldg., Zamora & Del Pilar Sts. Tacloban City o Real St., Sagcahan 1, Brgy 56, Tacloban City at San Lorenzo St. Brgy 5, Balangiga Eastern Samar (7:00 am) o San Lorenzo St. Brgy 5, Balangiga Eastern Samar at Capt. Buncara St., San Juan, SO. Leyte ( 7:30 am) o Capt. Buncara St., San Juan, SO. Leyte o Pob. Hinunanagan, Southern Leyte o Nat’l Highway Poblacion, Hinunangan So. Leyte at San Roque St. Burauen Leyte (8:00 am) o San Roque St. Burauen Leyte o Cor. Capt. Cidad St. & Kempis St., Dulag Leyte o 37 Real St., Nalibunan, Abuyog Leyte o 1234 Real St., La Paz Leyte o 18C Real St., Nalibunan, Abuyog Leyte at Vicentillo St., SMO. Rosario, Naval Biliran (8:30 am) o Vicentillo St., SMO. Rosario, Naval Biliran o Stall#3 Inocentes St., Naval Biliran at Brgy. D-2 Abenis St. Borongan Eastern Samar (7:00 am) o Real St. Borongan Eastern Samar o Brgy. Limbauan St. Borongan Eastern Samar o Brgy. D-2 Abenis St. Borongan Eastern Samar o Cor. Osmeña and Loste Sts., Brgy #5 Llorente Eastern Samar at Real St. Taft, Eastern Samar (7:00 am) o Brgy. Tigub Oras, Eastern Samar o #443 543rd ECB St. Dolores Eastern Samar o Real St. Taft, Eastern Samar at Brgy. 5 Poblacion Calbiga Samar (7:00 am) o Del Rosario St. Catbalogan Samar o Allen Avenue, Catbalogan Samar o San Bartolome St. Catbalogan Samar o Brgy. 5 Poblacion Calbiga Samar at Navarro St. Calbayog City (7:00 am) o Cinemar 2 Bldg Phase Magsaysay, Calbayog City o J.D Avelino St. Calbayog City o Navarro St. Calbayog City o Brgy Burabod 2, San Roque St. Gandara Western Samar at Maharlika Highway, Brgy Alegria, San Isidro Northern Samar (7:00 am) o Maharlika Highway, Brgy Alegria, San Isidro Northern Samar o Kinabranan 1 Rizal Allen, Northern Samar o Brgy. West San Jose, Northern Samar o #211 Salvacion St., Adriatico Complex, Brgy Cataogan, Lavezares, Northern Samar at Emilio Jacinto St. Catarman Northern Samar (7:00 am) o Veterans St. Catarman Northern Samar o Emilio Jacinto St. Catarman Northern Samar o H. Dulay St. Baybay Laoang, Northern Samar

NOTICE is hereby given thatAvelino O. Doroja heir of late Lilia B. Doroja executed an affidavit of Adjudication over a parcel of coconut land situated at Barugohay Norte, Carigara, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 11807, Case 20, Cad 499 D, with O.C.T. No. P-39841, containing an area of 6,458 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ricky D. Ortula and Maria Cristina C. Ortula as vendee for the abovedescribed property; per Doc. No. 500, Page No. 50, Book No. 21, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edgar J. Tonolete. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Benedicta V. Moron and Maria Luz V. Moron are heirs of the late Vicente L. Moron executed an Extrajudicial Settlement of a parcel of residential land located along Highway in Brgy. Buri (Poblacion) adjacent of Brgys. Arado and Cavite West, Municipality of Palo, containing an area of 182 square meters, covered under Cad. Lot No. 460, evidenced by Tax Dec. No. 0074. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Edilberto L. Moron as vendee for the above-described parcel; per Doc. No. 441, Page No. 88, Book No. XXV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rolando V. Tomandao. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of Pablo Decena extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land with Lot 436-B, Psd-75750, being a portion of Lot 436 of Tacloban Cadastre, situated at Barangay 48, Tacloban City, covered by TCT No. T-3271 with an area of 410 sqm., more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of EKU Development Corporation, Tacloban City for the above described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 390, Page No. 79, Book V, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Raymund A. Acol. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of Purita A. Yutangco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over the following personal properties: 4,000 shares of stock of R and P Yutangco Realty Corporation; Toyota Sedan with Plate No. GJD 253; Mitsubishi Pajero with Plate No. HAZ-638, per Doc. No. 444, Page No. 90, Book I, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jerry S. Uy. LSDE: Aug. 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that the Heirs of Francisco Nodado, Borromeo Nodado and Romulo Nodado extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land with Lot 4651-B (LRC), Psd-8755, being a portion of Lot 4651 of Tacloban Cadastre, situated at Barangay 7, Tacloban City, covered by TCT No. T-16149 with an area of 199 sqm., more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of EKU Development Corporation, Tacloban City for the above described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 285, Page No. 58, Book V, Series of 2012 and Doc. No. 286, Page No. 59, Book V, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Raymund A. Acol. LSDE: August 23, 30 & Sept. 6, 2013

ARTURO VILLEGAS, JR & ARISUN VILLEGAS

The DSWD-Reception and Study Center for Children (RSCC) Pawing, Palo, Leyte would like to call the attention of the parents and relatives of ARTURO VILLEGAS, JR. and ARISUN VILLEGAS, of Barangay 6-A, Lopez Jaena Ext. Tacloban City. ARISUN VILLEGAS, was 4 years and 4 months old and ARTURO VILLEGAS, JR. was 1 year and 8 months old when admitted at the Reception and Study Center for Children. Said children are presently under the care and custody of RSCC since January 10, 2013. MERLY SALATAMBUS and ARTURO VILLEGAS, SR. or any relatives are requested to see the Center Head of DSWD-Reception and Study Center for Children at Pawing, Palo, Leyte or you may call Tel. No. (053) 323-2666. (Sgd.) NIDA V. JUSAY Officer Incharge


NOTICES

Friday, 30 August 2013

Leyte Samar Daily Express

WANTED FOR EMPLOYMENT

Republic of the Philippines Province of Biliran MUNICIPALITY OF CABUCGAYAN -oOo-

Fashion and Office Work with Good Salary

BIDS AND AWARDS COMMITTEE INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID

Qualifications: 1) Single woman (not married) 2) 21 - 24 years old 3) Must speak English

The LGU-Cabucgayan, Biliran, through the fund of An Waray Partylist its bids and Awards Committee (BAC), invites suppliers/manufacturers/ to apply for eligibility and to bid for the hereunder project:

For applicants please bring your recent picture and bio-data and submit to Leyte Samar Daily Express K of C Bldg., 187 P. Zamora Street Tacloban City EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0564 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a TH service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. TEODORO CHIQUILLO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A TH SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM PALO, LEYTE TO ANY POINT IN REGION 8 WITH THE USE OF FIVE (5) UNITS WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, TRUST TRUCKING SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 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 27th day of August 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0565 Ref. No. VIII-2003-0602 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity, with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0568 Ref. No. VIII-2002-1620 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) GILBERT ARANDUQUE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CATUBIG-RAWIS-LAS NAVAS & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, G. QUASAR LINE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 11, 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 28th day of August 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0566 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1325 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity and with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

PAULINA FLORES-VENDOR LEONARDO CASAS-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY PAULINA FLORES IN FAVOR OF LEONARDO CASAS OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITYSAN JOSE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 26, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT/S, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DREAMS TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 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 27th day of August 2013.

LORENZO MONTES-VENDOR MARK GUILLER BALANAY-VENDEE 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: BORONGAN-GUIUAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR LORENZO MONTES IN FAVOR OF MARK GUILLER BALANAY HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, GIELLE FIONA TRANSPORT, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 2, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 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 27th day of August 2013.

(Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

(Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

Name of the Project : Procurement of Medicines Location : LGU-Cabucgayan, Biliran Brief Description : Various Medicine Supplies Approved Budget for the contract : P 3,000,000.00 Contract Duration : 30 CD Delivery Period : 60 days Prospective bidders should have experience in undertaking a similar project within the last 2 years with an amount of at least 50% of the proposed project for bidding. The eligibility Check/Screening as well as the preliminary Examination of Bids shall use non-discretionary “pass/fail” criteria. Post qualification of the lowest calculated bid shall be conducted.

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Vivencio Alzarro extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel ofland with an area of 3.062429 hectares, covered by ARP No. 00078, situated in Brgy. Catan-agan, Tarangnan, Samar. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Emmelly D. Olaje as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. no. 1966, Page No. 394, Book No. XX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Alfredo C. Delector. LSDE: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13, 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0567 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. FRANCISCO R. JABOL, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-MAYORGA & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MIGHTY WARRIOR TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 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 27th day of August 2013.

All particulars relative to Eligibility Statement and Screening, Bid Security, Performance Security, Pre Bidding Conference(s), Evaluation of Bids, Post-Qualification and award of Contract shall be governed by the pertinent provisions of R.A. 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR). The complete schedule of activities is listed, as follows:

Activities

1. Issuance of Bid Documents 2. Pre-bid Conference 3. Submission of Letters of Intent and Application for Eligibility (If single stage bidding is use, delete this activity) 4. Opening of Bids 5. Bid Evaluation 6. Post-qualification 7. Notice of Award

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0377 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Business/ Trade Name. DANILO UROT Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CALBAYOG CITY-PEÑA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JOMER TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 11, 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 27th day of August 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

August 13 - September 9, 2013 August 27, 2013 August 16 - September 6, 2013 September 9, 2013 September 10, 2013 September 12, 2013 September 14, 2013

Bid Documents will be available only to prospective bidders upon payment of a non-refundable amount of P5,000.00 to the LGU-Cabucgayan, Biliran Cashier/Treasurer. The LGU-Cabucgayan, Biliran assumes no responsibility whatsoever to compensate or indemnify bidders for any expenses incurred in preparation of the bid. Approved by:

(Sgd.) RAUL C. HOMERES, C.E. BAC Chairman

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Epifania Campomanes extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Anajao, Locso-on, Borongan City, Eastern Samar under ARP No. 08-03300635, Cad. Case No. 5942, designated as Lot No. 051, Block No. 017, with an area of 2,277 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Noreen P. Huguenin-Elie married to Olivier Huguenin-Elie as vendee for the above-described property together with all improvements thereon, per Doc. No. 270, Page No. 55, Book No. V, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito M. Go. LSDE: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13, 2013

(Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

Schedule

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0342

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1644

Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/ Business Name.

Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/ Business Name.

ESTRELLA BUTAD Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A MINI BUS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-CABINGTAN-GAAS VIA TUNGONAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 2, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JUNE RAY MINI BUS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 11, 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 28th day of August 2013.

ZENAIDA MONTECILLO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-CAIBAAN & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 18, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, FLOR DIVINE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 10, 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 27th day of August 2013.

EMELIANO GLOBIO, 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: BORONGAN-GUIUAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF TWO (2) UNITS WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 25, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, KANMANAGHOY TRANSPORT SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 13, 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 28th day of August 2013.

(Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1332 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a MINI BUS service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/ Business Name.


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NEWS

Leyte Samar Daily Express

Friday, 30 August 2013

Guiuan mayor pushes tourism industry; way to attract investors as well GUIUAN, Eastern Samar – The mayor of this town is promoting their local tourism to attract more visitors not only from its neighboring towns but also coming from different parts of the region and the country as well. Town Mayor Christopher Sheen Gonzales told reporters in a press conference here that promoting local tourism would encourage more tourists from Eastern Visayas and those from other regions to visit this town. Gonzales said that there is a steady increase in the number of local and foreign tourists who have visited his town in recent years. However, he added, the local tourists who visited his town were dominated from

those outside the region. He attributed the steady increase of tourists’ arrivals to his town with the famous Calico-an Island’s worldclass surfing areas, historical markers, scenic beaches, and the miraculous image of Saint Anthony of Padua in Sulangan that attracts local and foreign pilgrims. Gonzales, however, did not back his statement with figures or the actual number of visitors of their town. He claims that Calicoan Island is frequented by foreign surfboard warriors including those who are more experienced surfers in our country especially during yearly October’s surfing competition in the island. He added that the visitors are also fascinated with the naturally beauteous white

sand beaches in the island facing the Pacific Ocean. The town mayor said that he is optimistic that more tourists will visit his town once the airport here will be operational. Gonzales said that the present thrust of his administration in promoting local tourism would encourage more people from the neighboring municipalities of Eastern Samar and other provinces in the region to visit his town. Eventually, he said, it will attract more tourism investors to the town. He added that at present there is a need to build more hotels and other similar facilities to accommodate the steady increase of tourists visiting his town. (RESTI-

TUTO A. CAYUBIT)

PRO8 arrest 1,068 wanted persons, nabs Gandara’s most wanted man CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte - The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) arrested Gandara town’s most wanted criminal as the region’s top cop announced the arrest of 1,068 persons wanted by law in his one year stint as police regional director. “A total 1,068 wanted persons were arrested by the police out of 1,273 arrest warrants received from various courts in the region, yielding 84 percent service efficiency,” said Police Chief Supt. Elmer R. Soria, director of PRO8. The accomplishments, from his assumption as PRO8 director in August 6 last year to date, were the result of the aggressive and intensified implementation of

“Manhunt: Charlie the Philippine National Police’s campaign for the arrest of wanted persons, he added.   In line with this, the police official informed the arrest of the number one most wanted criminal of Gandara town in Samar early Tuesday morning. Construction worker Leo Guldo alias Bugoy, 38, was nabbed by joint elements of Matuguinao Municipal Police Station and 2nd Regional Public Safety Maneuver Company led by PInsp. IBale Paalisbo in Brgy. Barruz, an outskirts village in Matuguinao, Samar, at around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday. The lawmen were armed by an arrest warrant for murder docketed  under  criminal  case number 10-0482 issued by Judge Feliciano Aguilar of

Regional Trial Court Branch 41 in Gandara, Samar who did not recommend bail bond for the suspect’s temporary liberty. Guldo has been in hiding for five year prior to his arrest, the police official informed. Subject was brought to Gandara police station for documentation and subsequently turned-over to the issuing court for the issuance of commitment order. The police official further encouraged the public to help the police in pursuing lawless elements in the region. “We will be successful in our operations with the cooperative effort and partnership with the members of community,” Soria said.

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Napoles....

which has gotten us overwhelmed with angst one day but seemingly forgetful and forgiving the other, this issue of the PDAF may well die an unnatural death. But despite the similarity to which all these issues appear to be fated, it is good to know that we have gone a long way from playing deaf and blind to all these pressing dilemmas that

“It is our prayer that she be protected so that truth and justice will be brought out,” Alvero said. Tacloban Councilor Jerry Uy also expressed his hope that Napoles surrender would help shed light

to the pork barrel scam “and tell her story to the legal authorities.” Lawyer Roy Perez, who is the governor for Eastern Visayas of the Vanguards of the Philippine Constitution, Inc., said that the prosecution of Napoles and those who conspired with her would serve as a “litmus test” to the administration of President Aquino. “It is where PNOY’s matuwid na daan will rise or fall,” he said. Napoles surrendered before the President Wednesday night and was immediately brought to the Camp Crame where is detained as of press time. She is facing complaint of serious illegal detention of Benhur Lim-Luy, who disclosed Napoles’ involving on the P10 billion pork

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haunt us. It is a relief to know that we have gotten tired of hearing no evil, seeing no evil.

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Florentina C. Basiano extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Manlurip, San Jose, Tacloban City as Lot No. 3545-E (LRA) Psd-364949 with the improvements thereon, covered by T.C.T. No. T-4153, containing an area of 678 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Myra Campo, as vendee a portion of 93 square meters, as Lot 3545-E-2; Regina Monte de Ramos-Ronda as vendee for a portion of 93 square meters, Lot 3545E-4; and Norvic Gaviola Campo as vendee for a portion of 100 square meters Lot No. 3545-E-3, from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 325, Page No. 65, Book No. XIX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Neil M. Sia. LSDE: August 30 & Sept. 6 & 13, 2013

(Inspector ROMUEL NACAR)

TOYOTA DONATES P1M FOR RELIEF OPERATIONS IN LAGUNA. Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) contributed a total of P1 million for the recent monsoonrelated rehabilitation projects in Laguna – a donation of P500,000 was given to the city government of Santa Rosa and the same amount for the provincial government of Laguna. The donation was made through TMP’s social and humanitarian arm Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation (TMPF). In photo are (from left): TMPF president David Go, TMP president Michinobu Sugata , and Santa Rosa City mayor Arlene Arcillas.

Pasalubong center launched in Tacloban

TACLOBAN CITY- A “pasalubong” center was launched on August 28 where indigenous products and native delicacies can be bought by tourists and even by locals. The opening of the pasalubong center, located at the Balyuan Building, was lead by Councilor Cristina Romualdez, who is the chair of the City Tourism Council. “This center is open from

8 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Visitors can buy native delicacies as well as indigenous crafts not only from Tacloban but all over Region VIII in this one-stop shop,” Malou Tabao, officer-incharge of the City Tourism Office, said. “We also want to promote or local suppliers,” Tabao added. Councilor Romualdez also disclosed that person-

ally, she loves the local products. “I actually use the beautiful beach bags and accessories, even the terno made of banig, I have worn one of those. I do patronize local products. I have bought the placemats and the furnitures as well. Let us help our own.Tangkilikin natin ang sariling atin,” Romualdez explained. (ENCARNACION GERIAN H. SALAZAR, LNU INTERN)

DA conduct seminar for the region’s women farmers

TACLOBAN CITY – In its efforts to commend the role of women in rice farming, the Department of Agriculture through its Gender and Development Program has successfully conducted the Women Champions in Rice Farming Forum on August 21-23 at the Leyte Park, this city. With its theme, “Kababaihan at Palayan: Talakayan

Tungo sa Kasaganaan“, the three-day seminar generally focused on the involvement of women on rice production. Women farmer leaders from the six provinces of the region participated said event. The activities centered on the eight different sessions, all were about the issues concerning rice production here in the region.

There was an activity were each province were tasked to identify two main problems on their places regarding farming particularly on rice production. Lack of financial resource and knowledge on the modern technologies were the common problems cited by the women farmers. (ARIVIA CLAUDINE DENALO, LNU INTERN)

Crime volume in Tacloban drop during the 2nd quarter of this year TAC L O BA N C I T YCrimes incidence in this city has declined considerably, an indication that the peace and order situation of Tacloban remain to be good. Thus said Ma. Bella Rentuaya, chief of the police and community relations office of the Tacloban Police Office, in a press conference held on Wednesday. Citing statistics, Rentuaya said that crime incidence in

the city for the second quarter has decreased compare to the first quarter of this year. She said that in the first quarter, crime incidence in Tacloban was recorded at 637 cases, both crimes on persons and properties. However, in the second quarter of this year, the crime incidence posted only at 395, Rentuaya said during the “Kapihan ha Balyuan,” a media conference initiated by the City Media Office.

barrel scam. Before her surrender, Napoles went into hiding after no less than the President announced a bounty of P10 million for her arrest as even so-called citizen’s arrest were encouraged to ensure that Napoles would be arrested in due time. Napoles lawyer, Lorna Kapunan, claimed that her decision to surrender was due to her fear of her life. The allegation against

Napoles has resulted for President Aquino to abolish the pork barrel (also known as the Priority Development Assistance Fund) of senators and congressmen as demanded by different sectors. A senator receives P200 million a year for his/her pork barrel while a congressman or congresswoman is entitled to receive P70 million a year.

She also said that during the second quarter, 64 cases were considered to have been “cleared” or where the suspects were identified although remains at large. This figure is relatively lower compare to the 80 cases posted in the first quarter, Rentuaya said. Rentuaya also said that 64 cases covered the second quarter were classified as “solved” as suspects were arrested, which was relatively higher compare to the 62 of the first quarter. Rentuaya, however, said that while they are doing their best to ensure the safety of the residents and visitors of the city, their lack of personnel proves to be a big problem. Thus she appealed to the public to help them on their drive to deter any commission of crimes across the city. At present, Tacloban has only 292 policemen. (JOAN A. PEÑARANDA, LNU INTERN)


Friday, 30 August 2013

FEATURE

Biri Island newest program of DENR

DENR CMMD chief Corazon Makabenta (4th from right) Biri Mayor delos Reyes (3rd from right) and other stakeholders pose or posterity after the launch of Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystems Management Program (SCREMP). (Photo by Vicky C. Arnaiz)

BIRI Island, Northern Samar – The Sustainable Coral Reef Ecosystems Management Program (SCREMP), the newest program of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to rehabilitate and save the Philippine’s coral reefs was launch in Biri Island municipality in Northern Samar last August 23, 2013. SCREMP will be implemented in the Biri-Larosa Protected L ands c ap e / S e as c ap e Area (BLPSL). The BLPLS is a priority site for the implementation of SCREMP in Region 8 pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 2013-12. BLPLS is a protected area covers that 5,281.88 hectares terrestial and 29,718.12 marine waters within

the jurisdiction of Biri, Lavezares, Rosario and San Jose (Biri-Larosa). According to Corazon Makabenta, chief of the Coastal Marine and Management Division of DENR-8, Biri is known for its geological wonder the “Biri Island Rock Formations,” but is also home to varied coastal and marine biodiversity. The island is rich in coral covers, abundant seagrass beds, algae, mangroves, school of fishes and other diverse marine life forms. CMMD technical staff Arnulito Viojan presented the results of the initial Rapid Site Assessment of Biri Marine Resources which the DENR team conducted early August 2013. The well-attended launching held at the municipal hall was graced by Northern Samar pro-

vincial tourism officer Josette Doctor, protected area supervisor (PASU) Nestor Collamar, members of Protected Area Management Board (PAMB), representatives from the local government units covering BLPLS, municipal and provincial environment oficers, academe, the barangay captains, Department of Tourism, members of Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) and other stakeholders including foreigners who are now residents of Biri island. Mayor Antonio De los Reyes, who attended the launching, said that in behalf of the people of Biri, he is grateful the island is chosen as priority site for

the SCREMP implementation. He said with the very minimal funds of the municipality, the support from the DENR and other agencies concerned could would boost the protection of the marine resources of the island. “The proper implementation of SCREMP would benefit our fishermen, would boost our food security, fishing being the prime income generating activity of our residents here,” Mayor de los Reyes said. Delos Reyes added that Biri is a 5th class municipality with close to 11,800 residents as of 2010 census. “The premium we give to our coral reefs being the forest in our seas, is because it protects our coastlines that would give tremendous economic benefits to the people of Biri. This will also attract more tourists to the area, aside from the attraction provided by the rock formations now vying as one of the Top 10 Philippine Gems,” Makabenta said. Makabenta, who is campaigning hard for the inclusion of Biri Island Rock Formations as one of the Philippine Gems, a project of Isla Lipana & Co., had an opportunity to encourage the stakeholders present to vote for it. The controversial issue on the construc-

Leyte Samar Daily Express tion of the 400-wooden bridge going to the Belat Rock Formation by the Department of Public Works and Highways has again raised concerns among the members of the PAMB. With this, Makabenta said that with the implementation of the SCREMP, all the stakeholders should work hand in hand for the protection of their environment and should not allow any developments in the area without consultation with PAMB and other stakeholders. After the launch and public consultation, the

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from page 1 (Samar 2 ) and erstwhile Rep.Raul Daza of Northern Samar’s first district. Even former Reps. Raul Daza of Northern Samar(first district) and Florencio Noel of the An Waray party-list, who received the lowest pork barrel at P15 million, were able to got hold of their own share. Both Daza and Noel were defeated during the May 13, 2013 elections. Daza sought for a reelection while Noel ran for mayor of Tacloban. The DBM has no record of releases for congressnd

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participants engage in mangrove tree planting and clean-up at the site near the rock formations. The SCREMP is a strategic program for a sustainable and ecosystem-based approach in the protection and rehabilitation of coral reef ecosystems. It will also be implemented this year in Guiuan Marine Reserve in Guiuan Eastern Samar and in Cuatro Islas Protected Seascape and Landscape of the municipalities of Hindang and Inopacan, Leyte. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)

men that started their first terms in the 16 th congress like Northern Samar 1st dist. Rep. Harlin Abayon and Southern Leyte Rep. Damian Mercado. Records show that the earliest PDAF release was in January 21 and the latest was in August 2. These funds were downloaded to hospitals, national government agencies and local government units.   The 2013 PDAF was used mainly for medical assistance and infrastructure projects. President Aquino has ordered the abolition of PDAF last week amid the P10 billion pork barrel scam allegedly initiated by Jean Lim Napoles who siphoned the funds through fake non-government organizations. (SARWELL Q.MENIANO)

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Friday, 30 August 2013

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. (Compiled by Eileen Nazareno-Ballesteros) The Jaycees (members of Junior Chambers International-Tacloban) were in the house of Mayor Alfred Romauldez and her first lady Councilor Cristina at Patio Victoria in San Jose, Tacloban at that time, having dinner and chit-chat. When the earthquake happened we all panicked and were frightened. Because it was quite drizzling and the pool area of Patio was not yet covered at that time, the mayor told us to get inside the house. Since he and Madam Cristina were busy because of the earthquake that just occurred, in fact there were aftershocks

then, the Jaycees decided to go home. In the meantime, I have been calling my husband and daughter asking if they were safe. When I reached home, my family and I, and other household members prayed to thank God for keeping us safe. We immediately rode our Fortuner – I, my husband, our daughter, my nephew and our house helper together with all our dogs, then went to downtown area but stayed for a while at the Sta. Lucia Café in Sagkahan. There we observed the ebb and flow of the water by the seaside. We noticed that the sea level was reced-

ing although we were not expecting tsunami to happen in Tacloban. We are really thankful to Jesus that we are not harmed. - PELUCHI JESSAMINE SINACA, print-ad model, entrepreneur, president JCI-Tacloban.

On that night, I was in my cookie shop in a mall in the city speaking with a good friend Tita (former Mrs. Camenforte) and her niece Babylyn. Engrossed with our conversation, I was not able to initially aware of the quake. It was Tita who

told me “There is an earthquake.” So I immediately checked on the side walls of the mall as well as the ceiling. I noticed that the building was super swaying. I heard cracking sound and got so nervous. There were particles of the wall cement that were chipping off from above me. First thing that occurred to my mind was that the building would collapse. Tita told me “Let’s pray. Don’t panic.” I am basically not the type of person who will panic, so I stayed calm standing as if unperturbed by the quake. I saw the people rushing to-

wards the main door. My store helper was about to run but I warned her not to but instead to calm down. It was dark as electricity power went off when the quake struck. Everything happened in split second. When the quake stopped that was the time I learned that I was in fact in a state of shock and failed to think where to go for safety. I was the last person standing and I was facing the door. I was not moving at all. Tita and her niece hid under the table. Only the three of us were left inside the building. I looked above me and only

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