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Gov’t troops recover NPA camp news

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PCA-8 reports of high demand of coco oil abroad By: JOEY A. GABIETA, Staff Writer

GOV’T CENTER, Palo, Leyte- Export of coconut oil from the region appears to be on the rebound as the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)-8 reported of a high demand of coconut oil by the international market.

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Some landowners affected by road diversion project in Baybay want payment for their land news

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7th Largabista film festival winners bared news

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Life is better now for 2 Camella sales agents news

The PCA-8 reported that the volume of exported coconut oil in January already account around 20 percent of the entire coconut oil export Catholic faithful flock in an army headquarter in Catbalogan City during the first arrival of the relics of the region in 2012. of St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Eastern Visayas. PHOTO COURTESY OF PHIL ARMY/8ID) to page 2

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Catholics overjoyed of St Therese EV’s abaca production dips by 16.29% -- FIDA of the Child Jesus return

TACLOBAN CITY-Activities in welcoming the relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, also known as “The Little Flower of Jesus”, are in full swing as the relics arrived in Eastern visayas’s capital Tuesday. Father Amadeo Alvero, Palo Archdiocese spokesman, said the pilgrim image will tour in various parishes in the region until February 24 before the relics travel again to Cebu City. “The Archbishop John Du, the clergy and the faithful of archdiocese of Palo are very happy to welcome the pilgrim relics of Saint Therese of the Child

Jesus. Let us all gather at Santo Niño Parish, in Tacloban for the welcome rites, reception and veneration,” Fr. Alvero said. “From the humble life and works of St. Therese, this will inspire people that everybody can become a saint. And that it is possible even nowadays. ” The archdiocese has about 1.4 Catholics. Philip Jude Acidre, a regional chairman of One Youth and political group based in the region, expressed to page 7

TACLOBAN CITY - Eastern Visayas suffered a 16.29% decline in last year’s abaca production due to continuing infestation of abaca diseases, less demand for low grade fibers and extended rainfall. Fiber Industry Development Authority Regional Director Jeffrey Espeňa said that the region only produced 14.59 million kilograms



(kgs) of abaca fiber last year, 2.84 million kgs lower than the 17.43 million kgs output in 2011. “Most of the abaca farmers were discouraged to harvest and strip more fibers because of some traders’ refusal to buy low grade abaca fibers especially on the latter part of the year,” Espeňa told Leyte to page 3

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Gov’t troops recover NPA camp TACLOBAN CITY An alleged camp of the rebel group, the New People’s Army, was recovered by the government troops in San Isidro town, Northern Samar last Monday afternoon. The recovered NPA camp was located in Barangay Happy Valley of said town, Lt. Colonel Noel Vestuir, commanding officer of the 20th Infantry Battalion which is based in Lope de Vega, also in Northern Samar. Vestuir, in a press

statement, said that the abandoned camp was discovered by the government troops while doing their combat patrol along the area at around 1:05 in the afternoon. The Army official said that the soldiers, led by Sergeant Antonio Seberre, recovered, among others, two improvised anti-personnel mines; two detonating cord; electric firing wires; a rifle grenade and some personnel belongings of the rebels. Vestuir said that the

recovery of improvised explosives inside the abandoned camp only confirmed that the rebels are out to commit “atrocities” against the people. “The use of landmines is a gross violation of the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law wherein the Communist Party of the Philippines/ NPA/National Democratic Front are signatories,” Vestuir said. Along this line, Vestuir

PRO8 nabs student in buy-bust CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – Instead of attending his classes in an academic institution, a college student will now be attending classes in a correctional institution as the Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) stamped out his nefarious activities of selling illegal drugs. “With the suspect’s arrest, his illegal drug trade will now be stopped and this will save his fellow students from falling prey to the illegal drugs menace,” said Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio Soria, PRO8 Regional Director. The region’s top police official informed that at around 11:00 o’ clock on Saturday evening, joint elements of Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group of Leyte Police Provincial

Office (LPPO-PAIDSTOG) and Palo Municipal Police Station led by Police Senior Inspector Jonathan Camacho and Police Senior Inspector Leo Laraga conducted buy-bust operation along the National Highway, Brgy. Guindapunan, Palo, Leyte resulting in the arrest of one Alchie Chiquillo y Albano, 23, single, student and a resident of Public Market site, Cavite East, Palo, Leyte. “The suspect was immediately nabbed by police operatives posted strategically in the area after handing a sachet of suspected ‘shabu’ to an undercover cop who acted as poseur-buyer,” Soria added. Recovered from the suspect’s possession and control were two P500.00 bills used as buy-bust money, two heat-sealed transparent sachet containing suspected “shabu” with an estimated street value of P10,000.00 and one unit Samsung mobile phone used in his illegal transactions. Chiquillo was im-

mediately brought to Palo Municipal Police Station for proper disposition while confiscated items were brought to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 8 for quantitative examination. Soria added that cases for violations of Sections 5 and 11 (selling and possession of illegal drugs) of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Drugs Act of 2002 is now being prepared for filing against the suspect. In January this year, PRO8 conducted 24 successful anti-illegal drugs operations resulting in the arrest of 24 pushers, 10 drug users, confiscation of 5.196 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride or “shabu” and 214.890 grams of dried marijuana leaves with a total estimated market value of P73,130.00, several drug paraphernalia, and filing of 24 drug charges in different courts regionwide. (PINSP ROMUEL A. NACAR)

asked the NPAs to return to the folds of the law and live normal lives. “With the series of discovery of their camps, it is clear that we have already narrowed the sphere of their influence and it would not be long for our troops to eventually find them,” Vestuir said. The discoveries of these camps, albeit abandoned, were mainly due to the cooperation of the people in the barangays, the Army official said. (JOEY A. GABIETA)


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“We are happy with

this development. The trend appears to be increasing as there is a renewed interest of our coconut oil in the international market,” Benjamin Yu, coconut protection and regulatory officer of the PCA-8, said. As of last month, the region exported coconut oil of 16,700 metric tons which has a value of $10.86 million. Compare to the same period of last year, the region just exported 2,300 metric tons valued at $3.21 million. The entire export production of coconut oil from the region was only 81,222 metric tons valued at $69.30 million. Of the region’s annual coconut production, 80 percent of them are exported to other countries like the United States, Europe, Malaysia and Japan, among others. The remaining 20 percent are used by various oil mills and refineries operating in the region which have a combined coconut oil need of more than 451,000

metric tons a year. Yu said that they are keeping their fingers crossed that the increased demand of coconut oil from the region and other coconut-producing regions of the country would continue. “We just hope that this will continue as the biggest beneficiary on this are our farmers,” he said. The region has about 368,524 coconut farmers. Eastern Visayas is considered to be the country’s

second coconut-producing region with an annual production of about 2 billion nuts. With an increased international demand of coconut oil, the price of copra have also increased. As of this week, the price of copra in the region now ranged from P14 a kilogram to P18 per kilogram. The current copra price is higher compare to the previous price of P16 per kilogram.


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

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Some landowners affected by road diversion project want payment for their land

BAYBAY CITY — The ground breaking ceremony for the P500 million-worth diversion road on Feb.18 was met with mixed reactions. For the city’s political leaders, it is a sigh of relief for motorists traversing the city streets filled with pedicabs – a signature of Baybay worse traffic condition. But for the affected landowners and tillers, it marks another sacrifice as they have yet to receive the promised compensation for their properties. They also lobby for fair and just compensation for their fields with growing rice when the contractor backfilled the paddies without entering into an agreement with the farmers and other stakeholders. According to Cresencia Baron, 70 years old who was teary-

eyed, she agreed to sell her land because the City Assessor’s Office promised to pay her immediately. Her field is now filled with soil since February yet but no payment was paid. “Naguol na jud tawn ko sir. Unsa nalang ang among panginabuhian ani. Nagpasalig man gud sila nga kung matambakan na, isunod diretso ang bayad. Pero hangtod karon wala pa man, Sige na kog follow-up pero moingon ra nga wala pa,” she said. Baron roughly owns a 3,000 square meters of lot with harvestable rice. She tried to negotiate with the contractor to give her ample time to harvest the fruits of her labor, but to no avail. The same fate happened to Felipe Gutierrez, 72 years old, when his field was converted

into a dirt road without first settling the compensation. He occupies 300 square meters of lot as the only source of living for his family. Angolo Anacleto and Susan Anacleto Bahala, heirs of Vicente Anacleto, also complained of nonpayment for a large por- Screen shot of winning video Baysay by Jayson Pascual. Photo courtesy of Largabista FB tion of their land where rice fields, 60 coconut trees, pigpens and an artesian well are located. Susan acknowledges that the value of their land will increase when TACLOBAN CITY- line- Jig-jig and Perry of performed by Authothe new road will be com- The University of the Dalagan Bats by South rized ft. Niña directed pleted. But she maintains Philippines-Visayas Ta- Town Culture Betamax; by Donna Navarro and the importance of hav- cloban has announced Best Cinematography- Abegaile Bastes; Best ing their heirs benefit this year’s winners of the Jeyow Evangelista of One Musicality- Baysay perthe bounty of their farm- 7th Largabista Film Festi- Fatal Wrath by Noriel Ja- formed by Elvorr Nierva, land. “Sir, our grandsons val: Emotion on Motion- rito; Best Editing- Noriel directed by Jayson Paswould still benefit from Short Film and Music Jarito of One Fatal Wrath; cual; Best Cinematogthis land.” video competition. and Best Direction- raphy- Jayson Pascual Citing the continuBelow is the list of Noriel Jarito of One Fatal of Baysay; Best EditingJayson Pascual of Baysay; ing assessments of land winners according to Fes- Wrath. values, Atty. Ernesto Bu- tival adviser/organizer Short film of the year: and Best Direction-Jaytawan, city councilor, ad- Prof. Dulce Cuna: Dalagan Bats by South son Pascual of Baysay. Music video of the mitted that they have not Short film catego- Town Culture Betamax. paid the landowners. For music video cat- year went to Jayson Pasry: Audience’s Choice (EDGAR ALLAN VILBAR) Awards- Ilad directed by egory: Audience’s Choice cual for Baysay. (RONALD O. REYES) Jed Dycoco; Best Story- Awards- Munting Hiling

7th Largabista Film Festival winners bared

Office of the President Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. President Aquino creates Task Force on Bangsamoro Development President Benigno S. Aquino III has issued a directive for the creation of the Task Force on Bangsamoro Development to push forward the rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in the region following the signing of the framework agreement for a peace settlement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), Executive Secretary Paquito N. Ochoa Jr. said on Tuesday. Ochoa said Administrative Order No. 37, which President Aquino signed on February 13, will ensure that development projects and programs are implemented in Bangsamoro, a new autonomous region that will be established in Mindanao, for MILF combatants and their families as well as communities that will be affected by the framework agreement signed in October last year. The task force, according to Ochoa, is mandated to develop and implement

programs that will re-

spond to the health, edu-

cation and livelihood needs of MILF priority beneficiaries and poverty-stricken communities throughout Mindanao. “The peaceful resolution of the conflict in Mindanao goes beyond the signing of the framework agreement. This administration wants to ensure that peace and progress go hand in hand,” Ochoa said. The Aquino administration last week took the initial step to help MILF forces and their families and affected persons and communities with the launch of the social development plan called Sajahatra Bangsamoro Program in Maguindanao. “Although the initial beneficiaries of the program will be MILF members and their families, other residents in the region will also receive the benefits of the peace agreement and the development and livelihood initiatives that go with it,” the Executive Secretary said. The task force is com-

posed of the Cabinet secretary as chairperson and the heads of the Departments of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Labor and Employment (DOLE), Health (DOH), Education (DepEd), Agriculture (DA), the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and Budget and Management, and the presidential adviser on the peace process (OPAPP) as members. Other members are the secretaries of the Presidential Management Staff (PMS), the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO), the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), and the Office of the Presidential

Spokesperson (OPS), as well as the heads of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PHIC).

EV’s abaca...

In its latest estimate, FIDA said that some 19,000 hectares of abaca farms in the region have been infested with diseases with some 8,000 hectares have remained untreated. “We use to be number one in the country in terms of production but in 2010, Bicol area dislodged our regional output due to harvest decline in abaca producing provinces,” he added. Five of the region’s six provinces posted output decrease last year. Only Samar province exhibited an increase from 791,875 kgs a year ago to 886,814 kgs in 2012. Other provinces recorded a negative growth last year ranging from 16% to 24% compared

to 2011: Leyte (5.08 million kgs from 6.14 million kgs), Southern Leyte (1.37 million kgs from 1.79 million kgs), Northern Samar (6.26 million kgs from 7.46 million kgs), Eastern Samar (846,986 kgs from 791,875 kgs), and Biliran (138,180 kgs from 181,490 kgs). Northern Samar has emerged as the top abaca producing province in the region with its output accounting 43% of the total harvest. Southern Leyte and Leyte used to be the top producer in the region and in the country before the disease played havoc in farms. Eastern Visayas has around 40,000 hectares of farm area planted with abaca (SARWELL Q. ME-

tion Commission to jointly monitor the implementation of the development projects and submit regular reports to the Office of the President. Funding for the operation of the task force He likewise ordered will be drawn initially the task force and Transi- from the current budgets

of member-agencies and subsequent appropriations will be incorporated in their annual budget proposals. AO 37 shall take effect immediately. Reference: Katherine G. Adraneda / Tel. No. 7337472

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Samar Daily Express. The official said that despite higher trading price and growing demand for high grade fiber, many farmers opted to produce low grade because of simple stripping process. “Continuous heavy rains triggered decrease in output since it disrupted farmers’ activities such as harvesting, stripping, drying, and even transport from farm to market.” Espeňa also believed that disease infestation is one of the factors that dragged down last year’s yield with their very limited resources to combat the spread of abaca mosaic and bunchy-top diseases. The President also instructed the task force to coordinate with the Transition Commission, created under Executive Order No. 120 last year, in the development and implementation of the program.




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Simply irrepressible

n the national news – print, broadcast and the World Wide Web, Psy, the very sensational Korean pop artist who leaped to sudden fame across the globe with his “phenomenal” Oppa Gangnam Style single that has made a hit of almost 1.4 billion in eight months online, had issued warning to all politicians who will use his Guinness world record bearer song as campaign jingle. Those caught doing so without prior permission from the publisher MCA Universal Music Group and composer and corresponding payment for the license to use it, which could be worth a million pesos, will have to face the legal consequence. The warning further extends to alteration of the lyrics of the viral music video. Speaking through the president of MCA UMG Ricky Ilacad, the owner of the song warned, “If there is anything out there using Gangnam, they should stop”. Same source was also quoted in emphatically stating that Psy is not endorsing any candidate or any political party in the

Philippines for the midterm elections this May. However, in spite of this, it seems that the warning fell on deaf ears as there remain some candidates who apparently are not affected by the warning, feigning to possess the permission to use it. There are also campaign jingles, using the same viral tune of Psy but with different lyrics in Tagalog or the dialect, that are repeatedly heard over broadcast stations and in campaign sorties. What do these persistent acts of some candidates impart? Does it mean that they are not compelled to follow an order that is not conveyed to them personally? Or is it simply a clear manifestation of the inability of candidates to grasp every intent of the warning. In law, there is the well-respected principle and which in fact is embedded in the New Civil Code: Ignorance of the law excuses no one from compliance therewith. This warning of Psy and the duly authorized license holder to to page 5

“Reconnect with Christ” This is a timely reminder from Fr. Socrates Misiona, national director of Pontifical Mission Societies Philippines and Executive Director of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP). Lent is a season of the liturgical year of the Roman Catholic Church when it encourages the faithful to make penance and sacrifices to atone for sins and also to do acts of charity – an identity breastplate among Christians. Per observation however only the average -income people and the poor religiously observe Lent

per that characterization. Of late the luckier people, the rich and the famous make the season an excuse to relax by spending Holy Weeks and travel to popular tourist spots here and abroad. (Awa ka la, says my partner, hehehe!)

By and large, Lent is an opportunity for all professing Christians to be reconnected with JESUS CHRIST, Son of the Living God, our Lord and Saviour. -oOo“Where have all the Buses Gone?” Some 7,000 high

school students all over Biliran province, once upon a time, enjoyed significant savings, experienced rare comfort and school attendance on time during the 1st term of Congressman, Atty. Glenn Chong. The young legislator has a special heart that beat for the young; eagerly and sincerely by helping them prepare educationally to be good citizens and leaders in the small Biliran province in the next generation. Aside from the many achievements Glenn acto page 5


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

A Filipino Pope

The resignation of Pope Benedict XVI opened the possibility of a Filipino Pope. Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is a member of the 120 College of Cardinals who will elect a new pope. The speculation revolves around the possibility of a pope from developing countries rather than one from Europe. In many western countries, the crisis of Catholicism is closely tied to the scandal of clerical sexual

abuse. In the Philippines, the crisis is around family planning and reproductive health and divorce. In the years to come, regardless of who becomes the next Pope, we will see more changes in Catholic thinking sparred by developments in science and medicine, in governance and state policy. The challenges will emerge as more and more people have to respond to personal issues, in planning our families, in dealing with and of life issues.


Due to the many loopholes in our election laws, it is tough enforcing the many prohibitions as there are many ways out of getting answerable for committing violations. The difficulty in implementing election laws is the major reason why the conduct of elections is less than honest, orderly and peaceful. Candidates are very creative and resourceful in finding ways to go around every prohibition written in our election law. Gimmicks that candidates apply in the campaign trail are often on the edge of the prohibition. There is too much stretching to the limit in every move that candidates perform to win the support of the voters. In some instances, the prohibition is

transgressed purposely to test the efficacy of the law in the effectiveness of law enforcement aspect. This is why we have a chaotic topsy-turvy campaign where every candidate is pulling every trick or gimmick that will ensure victory at the polls. Campaign strategies are often done in violation of laws for as long as the perpetrators are not caught. These violators are very much certain that law enforcers are undermanned to make apprehensions. Worse, even those perpetrators who are caught and apprehended are eventually released for failure to hold them liable under the law. Without complainants and witnesses that will indict a violator, there can be no prosecution that can

Cardinal Tagle can count on the clamor of the Latin Americans who reside in the most populous Catholic region outside Europe, and of the young African church yearning for recognition and salvation. Asia also constitutes half of the world’s 6 Billion population. Cardinal Tagle is only 55 years old and respected for his deep theological mind, humility and his ability to communicate through the media. Pope Benedict XVI pleaded advanced age and deteriorating health as reasons for his voluntary resignation. He must have considered the greater good of the Church. When the Pope realized that his service as pontiff could no longer be fruitful, his resignation became inevitable. Let’s pray that we get a Filipino Pope.

stand in court. But the gravest unabated transgression is the famous and popular vote buying. Candidates know very well that money plays a vital and influential role in winning elections. So much is allocated for the voters as the practice had long become widespread. The preparedness of candidates to spend for every voter is met with a corresponding expectation on the part of the voters that indeed there will be money in exchange for his vote. It is public knowledge that candidates are not just giving money out of sincere generosity. They give for a consideration that voters will list their names on the official ballot. This is no doubt a deal whereby money is given for the vote. If candidates are just generous by their nature, they must be extravagantly generous to people by giving money anytime as needed even when there is no election. The flow of money is at its peak during elections. This fact is noticed by the public as well as business, banks and government. Suddenly, there is a tempo-

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complished during his 1-term incumbency, he bought 14 new buses from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) to provide transport to student especially those coming from faraway places to their respective schools and after classes are taken backhome – for free. When he “lost” (emphasized quotation mark) in his re-election to Dr. Roger Espina, these buses ceased operation. Two of these are lying unused in Maripipi, island town; 8 likewise are unused in the garage of a school in Naval – designated as garage of the school bus system. -oOoMillions of Pesos were invested in the purchase of these buses intended initially for poor students, no doubt is a very laudable project of Atty. Glenn Chong. These unused but in running condition then could be attributed to ugly politics a “telling outcome” of a very questionable election results in 2010. rary and artificial scarcity of small bills and such is a clear indicator that politicians are badly hoarding such small bills in preparation for vote buying. Unfortunately, laws are strict in the observance of constitutional rights that protect suspected violators from being held liable for their acts without due process. Without tackling the most obvious recipe to victory, people are well aware that all campaign gimmicks are nothing compared to the rampant and pervasive vote buying that candidates employ to lure voters into shading their number on the ballots. But the voter must learn that the shading can easily be done marking the apt number according to one’s conscience, though in most cases, money talk speaks the loudest voice for voters to toe according to the dictates of the highest bidders. Comments to


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the song in the Philippines MCA UMG is moored on law. Blatant disregard of the warning by the lawful owner means fearless defiance of the law. In such premise, is it like saying that these politicians who have the guts to defy the warning have the propensity to confront lawful orders of duly instituted authorities? Maybe not, but that is what the mind is coached to perceive. To be fair , though, with these candidates, considering the exemption allowed


by the one who cautioned, the candidates who continually use the world renowned Oppa Gangnam Style song in their election campaign could been armed with the permission from the license-holder and have paid the required fee for the use of the song. It is better thought this way than surmise that the obstinate will get the chance to “gallop” their way to victory in the elections in May with the help of this internationally popular Gangnam song in spite of violating a lawful owner’s rights.

The Sower Wednesday of the First Week of Lent Jon 3:1-10 * Ps 51* Lk 11:29-32

THE DEMAND FOR A SIGN While still more people gathered in the crowd, [Jesus] said to them, “This generation is an evil generation; it seeks a sign, but no sign will be given it, except the sign of Jonah. Just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation. At the judgment the queen of the south will rise with the men of this generation and she will condemn them, because she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and there is something greater than Solomon here. At the judgment the men of Nineveh will arise with this generation and condemn it, because at the preaching of Jonah they repented, and there is something greater than Jonah here.”

SIGNS Not only prophets, but even concerned scientists in our day often have the same difficulty as Jesus. Economists tell us that the world will run out of resources if we continue to exploit the earth as we are currently doing. Biologists speak about the disastrous effects of our waste of energy, of the destruction of the rain forests, of the pollution of the atmosphere, of the dumping of radioactive waste, of using materials like plastics that are not biodegradable. Physicians warn us that we’re eating too much fatty stuff, that many drink too much, that we should drive our cars less and use our feet and bodies more. Sociologists warn that families are falling apart, that children are not well educated, and that there are too many homeless people in our streets. Too few listen. Those who don’t listen often say that they want clearer signs, more proof, stronger evidence, while all around us forests die, fish rot, air and water are polluted, and human beings suffer. We don’t need more signs. We need changes. Of course, it would be impossible to change everything at the same time. But we all can begin and enter the process. Today you might change one of your consumer habits. Take a mug or cup with you to work instead of using paper or styrofoam cups. (With Hearts on Fire by Joseph G. Donders, Published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines .ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. 321-3195) Sower’s Thought: “Lent should lead us to the practice of penance. It has four aspects: First: to become conscious of the devil done; Second: to review our life and sins and to consider ourselves to be sinners, though forgiven; Third: to make sincere resolution to avoid faults and dangerous occasions that we can and should avoid; Fourth: be willing to make reparation.” –Blessed James Alberione, SSP, STD, Founder of the Pauline Family



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CARPER LAD Form No. 45 (Revised CARP-LAD Form No. 22)

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM Province of Leyte Region No. VIII

NOTICE ON THE CONDUCT OF FIELD INVESTIGATION (For LO and ARBs) February 13, 2013 (Date) ADELA BATAN Jaro Leyte Sir/Madam: Please be informed that the landholding described as follows: OCT/TCT No./s TD No./s Approved Survey No.s/ Area per OCT/TCT/TD No. (has.) Location (Municipality, Barangay)

: : : : :

T-3839 ________ ________ 12.9563 Jaro, Licod

has been placed under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) per:

x Notice of Coverage (CARPER LAD Form No. 3) served to the LO/published on June 26, 2012

Acceptance Letter (CARPER LAD Form No. 20) of the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) (CARPER LAD Form No. 18), served to the LO/published on_______ In this connection, may we invite you or your authorized representative to participate in the field investigation to be conducted on March 11, 2013_at 9:00 am (indicate time). Your failure to participate in the field investigation shall be a waiver on your part to question the findings thereof. We anticiapte your full cooperation and support. Thank you.. Very truly yours (Sgd.) LEOVIGILDO M. MONGE Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II CARPER LAD Form No. 45 (Revised CARP-LAD Form No. 22)

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM Province of Leyte Region No. VIII


Sir/Madam: Please be informed that the landholding described as follows: : : : : :

T-20613 ________ ________ 4.5762 Jaro, Tuba

has been placed under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) per:

x Notice of Coverage (CARPER LAD Form No. 3) served to the LO/published on June 26, 2012

Acceptance Letter (CARPER LAD Form No. 20) of the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) (CARPER LAD Form No. 18), served to the LO/published on_______ In this connection, may we invite you or your authorized representative to participate in the field investigation to be conducted on March 13, 2013_at 9:00 am (indicate time). Your failure to participate in the field investigation shall be a waiver on your part to question the findings thereof. We anticiapte your full cooperation and support. Thank you.. Very truly yours (Sgd.) LEOVIGILDO M. MONGE Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sofronio Bombot extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Poblacion, Motiong, Samar covered and embraced by O.C.T. No. 10491, under Lot 660, Pls-658-D, containing an area of 7,404 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Elma Fabrigas-Gabieta as vendee for the above-described property together with improvements thereon; per Doc. No. 358, Page No. 73, Book No. 151, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba and Addendum to the extrajudicially settled of Sofronio Bombot executed by heir Reynaldo J. Bombot, and hereby confirm all the terms and conditions stipulated therein; per Doc. No. 359, Page No. 73, Book No. 151, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Emeterio Bandalan and Gorgonia Lara extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 1456, Psc-5, situated in Brgy. Palhi, Baybay City, Leyte under Tax Dec. No. 2095-R8, covered by O.C.T. No. 4064, containing an area of 54,750 square meters; per Doc. No. 298, Page No. 50, Book No. XVII, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Rene Allan G. Jervoso. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Lilian A. Balaong heir of late Gilbert A. Balaong, extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a bank deposit with Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company (MetroBank) Borongan Branch, Borongan City; per Doc. No. 232, Page No. 48, Book No. XIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito Go. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Dario P. Lleve heir of late Alejo Lleve executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of parcel of land, Lot No. 4289, situated at Brgy. Tabigue, Abuyog, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-01056-00216, having an area of 5,751 square meters; per Doc. No. 2290, Page No. 67, Book No. 63, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente G. Rudas. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Province of Samar MUNICIPALITY OF CALBIGA


Office of the Municipal Civil Registrar

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of Lazaro Minoc inherited by the 2 siblings Pedro Minoc and Tomas Minoc, extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential land, together with all the improvements found thereon situated at San Jose St., District VIII, (Sampao West) Dagami, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 12004-00109-R13, with an assessed value of P3,830.00, containing an area of 78.26 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed by the parties in favor of Genelito P. Balila, married to Purisima P. Balila as vendee; per Doc. No. 145, Book No. 29, Page No. 16, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Samuel C. Lagunzad. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Ms. Cristina C. Bacayo has been filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from DOLORES LOLITA to LOLITA in the Certificate of Live Birth of DOLORES LOLITA D. CABUÑAG, who was born on August 25, 1962, at Poblacion, Calbiga, Samar, and whose parents are Domingo Cabuñag and Engracia Dacara. Any person claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may within ten (10) calendar days file his written opposition with this Office.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gregorio Villaflor extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 4892, covered by Tax Dec. No. 99-0101700334, located at Brgy. San Policarpo, Calbayog City, containing an area of 10,657 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Maria Morena Kemper as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 7, Page No. 2, Book No. 22, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Israel E. Peren. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Date: February 11, 2013 (Sgd.) MARIO D. CABUJAT Municipal Civil Registrar Mun. Administrator-Des LSDE: February 13 & 20, 2013 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Margarita Cabada Agron extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot No. 887, under Tax Dec. No. 2008-04004-00471 (R13) situated at Brgy. Dist. IV, Babatngon, Leyte, containing an area of 9,284 square metesr, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Brigida A. Mcwherter as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 234, Page No. 46, Book No. XXV, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin B. Jomadiao. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013


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NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Clara Ruizo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 3060, Cad 519-D, situated at Brgy. Masaba, Palompon, Leyte, containing an area of 2.2445 hectares, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-31081-00080 R13, assessed value of P15,520.00; per Doc. No. 354, Page No. 51, Book No. XXXIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Donna Villa M. Gaspan -Cerna. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Eduardo M. Badilla heir of late Sps. Cresencia Badilla and Pedro Badilla executed an affidavit of SelfAdjudication over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot No. 747, situated at Dist. 1, Babatngon, Leyte, containing an area of 91 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed infavor of Tito E. Cachero, as vendee for the abovedescribed property together with improvements thereon; per Doc. No. 144, Page No. 65, Book No. XXVIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Bienvenido G. Say. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Eduardo C. Luban extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 152-Case 2, Cad 863, situated in Brgy. II, Rizal, Tabon-Tabon, Leyte, with O.C.T. No. P-97873, containing an area of 268 square meters. That heir Irenea Luban Salvatierra, deceased is represented by Conigunda S. Cinco executed a Deed of Sale the 1/4 portion of the above-described property in favor of Sps. Nemesio and Imelda Laming; please see Doc. No. 280, Page No. 56, Book No. 01, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Sheena May O. Tejano. LSDE: February 13, 20 & 27, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Municipal Trial Court 8th Judicial Region Dulag, Leyte IN RE: APPLICATION FOR ORIGINAL REGISTRATION OF TITLE OF A PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED AT DULAG, LEYTE, SPS. MARCIAL M. GOTICO, JR. and MYLENE L. GOTICO, Applicant/Petitioner LAND REG. CASE NO. N-02 LRA RECORD NO. EORD-2011000211 x- - - - - - - - - x ORDER

Filed before this Court is a Petition for Land Registration by petitioners Sps. Marcial M. Gotico, Jr. and Mylene L. Gotico, over a parcel of land situated at Kempis St., Brgy. Market Site, Dulag, Leyte, Philippines, with an assessed value of Sixty Nine Thousand Eight Hundred Twenty (P68,820.00) Pesos. Finding the petition sufficient in form and substance, the Clerk of Court is ordered to set this case for Initial Hearing on March 19, 2013

at 2:00 o’clock in the afternoon. Let this Order and the Notice of Initial Hearing be published once (1) in the Official Gazette and in newspaper of General Circulation in the Philippines. Likewise a copy thereof be served by mails upon the persons named in the petition and also posted by the Court Process Server in a conspicuous places on the parcel of land subject of the petition and on the Bulletin Board of the Municipal Buildiong at least fourteen (14) days before this date of Initial Hearing, all pursuant to section 23 of P.D. 1529. Furnish a copy of this Order to the Hon. Solicitor General, The Commissioner Land Registration Authority, Asst. Provincial Prosecutor Adnres Yu, Jr., The Chief, Docket Section, Land Registration Authority, Land Registration Authority, Province of Leyte, Mayor Manuel Sia Que, Sangguniang Bayan, Dulag, Leyte (Vice Mayor Montalo Labadia) the CENRO Officer, Palo, Leyte, Atty. Asterio Villero and Sps. Marcial M. Gotico, Jr., SO ORDERED. Dulag, Leyte, September 14, 2012.

(Sgd.) MARIO P. NICOLASORA Judge Designate

LSDE: Feb. 6, 13 & 20, 2013


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Life is better now for 2 Camella sales agents TACLOBAN CITYA pedicab driver and a kitchenware seller had their own share of hardships in the past but they both found a common taste of better life from selling quality homes. Thanks to the unlimited opportunities brought by Camella here in Leyte. Who would have thought that a college dropout pedicab driver could be a unit manager, earning more than a common government employee’s salary, but it

happened. The glow of success is visible in the face of 28-year-old Marvin Polison as he carried a bag filled with Camella brochures and some sales record. As a unit manager, he oversees the performance of a group of agents, apart from his personal selling efforts. “When I was just a new sales agent, I kept my pedicab driving job by night and hunt for potential home buyers

by day. I did that for few months until I was able to sell two housing units. More exciting things happened and I decided to completely concentrate on the new job,” Polison, a resident of this city said. In 2011, he received P50,000, the highest pay check he got, which is 333 times higher than his maximum daily income from pedaling. Polison grabbed the opportunity offered by Camella when the home-

builder was just new in Leyte back in 2009. His wife is also a Camella sales agent. They’re both saving their money to buy their own house as they expect a baby this year. Another tale reinforces the notion that a glimmer of hope is getting closer amid challenges. The ownership changes of a popular kitchenware brand where Roselda Rosello worked as unit manager, turned out to be


ics and know the life of this child saint. I hope her visit will also invite more young people to be more active in the church.” “St Therese of Lisieux or better known as St Therese of the Child Jesus is the Patroness of Mission. She taught us many things in life, most especially, the love to Jesus. Her presence here today brings us joy; she brings the love of Jesus to each and every one of us,” said Msgr. Albert Sonco, the Vicar General of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, in a holy mass welcoming St. Therese’s first arrival in the region at the Sto Niño Chapel of 8th Infantry division headquarter in Camp Lukban, Catbalogan, Samar. Military chaplain Fr. Elmer Basas said that St. Therese’s spirituality is a semblance of the sufferings of every soldier. “St. Therese devoted her life loving Jesus until her death at the young age of 24, the soldiers also devoted their lives in the service to our country and people, notwithstanding the danger in order to attain peace in

the communities.” BGen. Virgilio Espineli, assistant division vommander of the Philippine Army based in Catbalogan City, led in escorting the relics during its arrival in the region. Traveling far from the Basilica of St Therese in Lisieux, France, St. Therese relics consisting her bone fragment started its tour in the country in December 15 last year and is expected to visit around 48 key places in the Philippines. This year is her third visit in the country since 2000 and 2008. St. Therese’s religious ministry started when she became a Carmelite nun at 15 in 1888. She died at 24 due to tuberculosis. (Ronald O. Reyes)

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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-2013-0111 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. NERI S. TURBANADA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM LAS NAVAS, NORTHERN SAMAR TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERSAS WITH THE USE OF TWO (2) UNITS WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, D’ TURBANADA. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 5, 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 13th day of February 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

his excitement upon hearing the relics’ visit. “I was part of the organizing staff during the first visit of the Pilgrim relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus way back in the year 2000, and I am happy to know that the holy relics of the saint will be back to visit us.” “ I am certain that this blessed moment will serve as an inspiration for many Catholics, especially our youths and learn St. Therese ‘little path’ towards living our lives as God’s children. I hope that her intercession, the story and the example of her life will bring more blessings to our community as we face even growing challenges to our faith and life as Catholics and as Filipinos, “ Acidre told Leyte Samar Daily Express in an interview. Kim Limosnero, 16, a high school student in Palo town is also looking forward to see the relics for the first time. “I’ll take this as a good opportunity to see the rel-

Leyte Samar Daily Express blessing for the 45-yearold mother. “I used to carry bags full of kitchenware. Now I only have to bring brochures and price list. It’s easy to sell kitchenware but you can always find prospective buyers through sipag and tiyaga (industry and patience),” Rosello said. The 45-yeal-old mother has already sold out about 10 units since she joined Camella sales team in 2009. Her earnings helped her send their children to college with the support of his selfemployed husband. “My one time pay in Camella is equivalent to one year salary when I


was still selling kitchenwares,” Rosello recalled. Camella Leyte general manager Geraldine Gascon-Garcia said that being a real estate agent is one of the most rewarding professions as it requires patience, strength and skills. “It would make you your own boss, gives you flexible time and can reach the world without any boundaries in selling homes. One of the pillars of Vista Land’s strength is the powerhouse brand in real estate industry with 37 years experience in development, marketing and management owned by Senator Manny Villar. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province of Eastern Samar Municipality of Dolores

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of Republic Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that PROSERFINA R. GERNA has filed with this office a petition for change of First Name from MARIA ELSIE to ELSIE in the birth certificate of MARIA ELSIE RIVERA RONCALES who was born on July 31, 1962 at San Juan De Dios St., Dolores, Eastern Samar and whose parents are Rosendo L. Roncales and Maria Rivera. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than March 13, 2013.

(Sgd.) LILIA L. ROBEDIZO Municipal Civil Registrar

LSDE: February 20 & 27, 2013


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Wednesday, 20 February 2013

EV already achieved universal coverage for health insurance TACLOBAN CITY – Philppine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) Regional Vice President Walter Bacareza says Eastern Visayas has already achieved universal coverage for health insurance with 4.4 million total estimated beneficiaries in 2012. Bacareza said this accounts to 106% universal coverage, which surpassed the projected 2012 projected population of 4.2 million population in Region 8. Of this total estimated beneficiaries, at least 800,000 beneficiaries are enrolled under the sponsored program, due largely to the sponsorship of members of the House of Representatives, local government units and other private sponsors, according to Bacareza. “We really thank them for pushing and sponsoring their constituents into the program that has helped a lot for the region to achieve universal coverage,” Bacareza said. In an overall record of Philhealth offices in the country, Region 8 ranked number 1 for LGU commitment in 2012 of 695, 094 beneficiaries to be enrolled in the sponsored program. The same number was enrolled for the sameyear together with a signed memorandum of agreement between PhilHealth and the sponsors. SP provides health insurance coverage to less privileged families through a partnership where health insurance premiums for a year’s coverage are paid in behalf of deserving members. The annual premiums of enrolled families are jointly shouldered by PhilHealth and sponsors. Some congressmen in the region also join the program as sponsors through their priority development assistance fund. Meanwhile, Philhealth-8 is eyeing a minimum of P2 billon claims payment this year, double than the state firm’s record high payment recorded in 2012.

Bacareza said the target is realistic with the emphasis on maintaining universal coverage, accredit more health facilities to include rural health units (RHUs), and simplified claims process. “We have broken the P1 billion mark payments in 2012 and we aim to double that this year. With the new policy changes, we need to pay more than what we collect,” Bacareza said. He added that from accredited RHUs alone, they are eyeing at least P150 million claims payment, more than tripled than the P48 million recorded in 2012. (AHLETTE


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TACLOBAN CITY— This city will be hosting on March 2-3 the “America in 3D” road show of the US Embassy in Manila that highlights the American government’s “Diplomacy, Development and Defense.” Launched by US Ambassador Harry Thomas, Jr. in early 2011 in Quezon City, the road show has travelled to Baguio, Laoag, Iloilo and Cebu cities. In a statement, Ambassador Thomas said America in 3D is a celebration of Filipino-American friendships, showcasing American culture, US business and US Embassy services in the Philippines. Dance and musical performances will be presented during the show. “America in 3D is the US Embassy’s road show in diplomacy, development

and defense, which brings the embassy directly to the community. I believe that close relationship lies on the sharing of culture,” Thomas said. The two-day event will be an opportunity for Taclobanons to meet many representatives of various embassy sections, including the visa section, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the US Commercial Service, the United States Agency for International Development, the Foreign Agricultural Service, Peace Corps, and the PhilippineAmerican Educational Foundation (Fulbright Commission). Part of the activity is the America in 3D Tacloban Picture Challenge, a photo contest that would represent Philippine-US friend-

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