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BFAR warns: Red Tide possible at Maqueda Bay By: SARWELL Q.MENIANO

TACLOBAN CITY – Red tide toxins could reach mussel farms off Maqueda Bay, prompting the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to warn local authorities and fisherfolks to observe precautionary measures. BFAR Regional Director Juan Albaladejo said that there has been no red tide occurrence in Maqueda Bay since 1983 but it could be possible this year as red tide toxins were found in nearby Cambatutay and Irong -Irong Bays. “Our worry is the possible red tide bloom in Maqueda Bay because of the existence of mussel culture there. We have been examining coastal Red tide continues to affect several bays of Samar like that of the Cambatutay Bay in Tarangnan waters there twice a week town(photo above)with its biggest bay, Maqueda, being closely watch by the Bureau of Fisheries so we can immediately warn farmers, consumers and Aquatic Resources(BFAR).(BFAR PHOTO) and traders if there are signs of a red tide bloom,” he told Leyte Samar Daily TACLOBAN CITY- were arrested by members city, at around 8:30 a.m. Caliber 45 pistols, and several other ammuniTwo alleged members of of the Highway Patrol yesterday. Th e vehicle was idenGroup yesterday morntions. a carnapping syndicate ing with several firearms tified by Bathan to be a Bathan said that the “hot car” or believed to seized from them. WEATHER two, who were subjected Superintendent Nolas- have been carnapped by to a long surveillance by co Bathan, HPG regional the suspects. the HPG, tried to fight Among the firearms back when the police auchief, identified the susTACLOBAN CITY— pects as Marcelo Elecho, seized from the two were thorities were flagging The Department of Ento page 2 Jr. and Eric Quinsayas, baby armalite rifles, two vironment and Natural residents of Barangay CaResources (DENR) here in the region is looking hagwayan, San Policarpo at implementing projects town in Eastern Samar. that will benefit conflictBathan said that the affected areas in Samar two were on board of a under the Pamana (Payasports utility vehicle ForCloudy in the morning with pa at Masaganang Pamascattered thunderstorms tuner bearing plate numdeveloping later in the day. yanan) program. ber TID 256 and cruising High 88F. Winds light and DENR-8 regional inalong the Boy Scout Juncvariable. Chance of rain formation officer Purifition, Fatima Street, this 60%. cacion Daloos said the Community EnvironWe accept Computer ment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) To Plate Printing Highway Patrol Director Supt. Nicolas Bathan presents to the media the in Catbalogan City has Contact Dandee: (053)321-4833 various firearms seized from alleged carnapping syndicate members recently joined the conwho were arrested yesterday here in Tacloban.

Two alleged carnappers arrested by HPG operatives

Express. The official explained that red tide organisms have been “inactive” in coastal waters of Maqueda for three decades but the cyst survived in bottom sediments. The cysts, which also contain toxin, are the seeds for future blooms. The bay’s coastal water is the second area in the country, next to Manila Bay that was hit by red tide toxins in early 1980s, according to BFAR. Although the bay is still negative with the red tide, local governto page 6

DENR to implement projects at rebel influence areas in the region

vergence of government agencies in consultation with stakeholders in Motiong, Samar for the possible implementation of Pamana project in line with the department’s National Greening Program (NGP). Under the Pamana program, the DENR currently implements the 600 hectares plantation of forest trees and fruit trees in San Jose de Buan, Samar with a project cost of P6 million. Another project is a to page 7


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NEWS

Friday, 12 July 2013

Matin: Palo plans to put up a mini-hydro power plant

TACLOBAN CITY – A team from the Department of Energy had conducted a study on the possible creation of a minihydro power plant in Palo, according to its town mayor, Remedios “Matin” Petilla. The team was sent by Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla after she requested for the agency to

make a study on Bangon and Binahaan Rivers, the two major rivers of the town. Binahaan and Bangon during rainy season would always overflow that causes flooding in the town and its nearby municipalities. The excessive water flows coming from the river, according to Mayor Petilla, might

have a potential to generate electricity reason she mulled the idea of putting up a minihydro power plant. The team, according to Petilla, had visited the upstream part of the two rivers in which they concluded to be a best area for a mini-hydro power plant. “Even this is only for small time electri-

fication, at least we could show to other towns that they can also undertake project like this if they have water sources that have potentials for hydro electrification,” said Petilla. The DOE team is expected to come with its findings on the viability of the proposal, Petilla said. (ROEL T AMAZONA)

No detained Malot supporters at Causwagan jail, says CHR TACLOBAN CITYNo political supporters of Baybay mayoralty candidate Marilou “Malot” Galenzoga were brought and detained at the Leyte Provincial Jail, contrary to an earlier claim. Lawyer Paquito Nacino, regional director of the Commission on Human Rights, clarified this as he disclosed that their central office received information to

this effect. The information, made through an email, was addressed to CHR Chairperson Etta Rosales, who right away directed Nacino to probe this claim. Nacino said that he immediately dispatched a team to look into this matter which turned out to be unfounded. He said that based on the information, there was still a continued ar-

rest of Galenzoga’s supporters and were supposedly brought and detained at the provincial jail located in Barangay Causwagan, Palo town, Leyte. Meanwhile, the police released four of Galenzoga’s supporters who were detained after several days of imprisoned without a case filed against them. But it was learned from Nacino that none of them, including earTwo.. the investigators. lier released by the pofrom page 1 The suspects are to be lice, were willing to press charged for illegal posses- charges against the authem down. Police authorities im- sion of firearms and for thorities. mediately surrounded anti-carnapping. “We cannot do anyEarlier, several SUVs thing about it because the vehicle which resulted for the eventual arrest were recovered by the they don’t want to file of the two who are now HPG-8 from a carnap- charges against the podetained at the Tacloban ping syndicate whose lice,” Nacino said. leader was said to be a City Jail. Police of Baybay City Elecho and Quinsayas police officer. arrested 720 persons beThese carnapped cars lieved to be supporters declined to answer questions from the media and were eventually returned of Galenzoga in a crackappeared to be giving to their respective own- down last July 1 after a limited information to ers. (FRED PADERNOS)

protest rally they held turned violent which resulted to stone-throwing between them and the police. About 40 of Galenzoga’s supporters were charged for destruction of public properties and direct assault. The police in Baybay and Mayor Carmen Cari claimed that the violent rally of Galenzoga’s supporters had resulted to the destruction of various city government properties and the injury of eight policemen. Galenzoga had been fighting on what she alleged to be fraud-ridden political victory of Cari during the May 13 midterm elections. Cari denied the allegations of her bitter political rival as she asked her instead to go to the proper forum and not resort to rallies. (JAZMIN BONIFA-

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NMP launches online registration for alumni TACLOBAN CITY – The National Maritime Polytechnic launches an online registration for its graduates who want to become members of the NMP Alumni Association. It aims to generate a registry of NMP alumni from which can be tapped consultants and resource persons in development of NMP courses as well as a pool of guest lecturers and assessors. The facility is integrated in the NMP alumni corner menu which can be accessed in the agency’s web portal www.nmp.gov.ph. The system requires trainee ID number for the alumni to register. It matches the trainee ID number with the alumni database and automatically display the full name and birthday of qualified registrant. Successful registrants are added into the registry of alumni found in the alumni corner page. The said corner page also contains the training schedule, alumni photo gallery, downloadable, certificate verification

and e-registration (under construction). The training schedule tab displays the NMP courses, schedules and available slots. The alumni photo gallery contains various photos on NMP activities participated by trainees. Alumni who would like to share their photos may send request to the NMP web administrator who will upload the photos after seeking approval from authorized NMP official. On June 25, there were 88 NMP alumni who registered online and were given bag tags as memento of the occasion. Capt. Amancio Lino Plazuela recounts, “I was only a deck cadet when I first came to NMP for skills competency training in 1985. I

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NEWS

Friday, 12 July 2013

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2 M OFWs seen jobless this year, Migrante says

TACLOBAN CITYSectoral group Migrante has warned of a grim unemployment figure in the country as around two million overseas Filipino workers are expected to return by yearend. “There are clear indications brought by various developing events worldwide, mostly in countries where there are large concentrations of OFWs, which will send at least 2 million OFWs back home to join the growing numbers of unemployed and underemployed in the Philippines, “said John Leonard Monterona, Migrante’s vice chairperson. In a statement, Monterona said that most of OFWs jobs displacements are coming from Saudi Arabia and other middle-eastern countries that geared towards nationalization of their respective labor markets. The labor market previously available to

Filipino workers abroad is shrinking, Monterona added. “In Saudi Arabia, around 120,000 to 300,000 OFWs will be returning home by end of this year. This figure is aside from those who have been terminated from their jobs since 2010 during the 1st phase of the Saudization implementation by the Saudi government. Also the same problem is affecting in Kuwait, where at least 24,000 undocumented OFWs are found,” he said. Monterona also cited the worsening peace and order situation in Egypt, saying: “If a full blown civil war ensued, at least 32,000 OFWs, including the 3,000 undocumented OFWs, will be forced to be repatriated.” He also mentioned a report from Japan where around 150 to 300 illegal OFWs will be deported soon this year. “Seventy-five of them have been deported the

other day,” Monterona noted. While in Taiwan, Monterona reported that at least 10,000 OFWs are now affected by the host government “freeze hiring” policy reportedly due to the killing of Taiwanese fisherman by Philippine Cost Guards members last month. The situation resulted to a dispute that until now has not been resolved between the Philippines and Taiwan, Monterona claimed. Monterona also identified the crackdown of illegal workers in South Korea, which according to him has “been on and off for quite some time.” “But it affected at least 8,000 OFWs who were deported since 2011 and still counting,” Monterona added. An estimated 10 million Filipino are working abroad with an average of 4,200 Filipinos leaving daily for work, Migrante said.(RONALD O.REYES)

present any of the following credentials: a valid issued identification card like a driver’s license or issued by the Social Security System or Government Service Insurance System; a clearance from the National Bureau of Investigation; or a passport, among others. On the other hand, SK election applicants must present any of the following requirements; birth

DOH: dengue cases increases T A C L O B A N CITY- With the onset of rainy season, the Department of Health (DOH-8) revealed that dengue fever cases in the region have increased within the past six months of the year. DOH records revealed that from January up to this week, there were 1,740 dengue fever cases admitted in the hospitals,

of which 968 were in Leyte, 186 in Samar, 288 in Northern Samar, 204 in Eastern Samar, 60 in Southern Leyte and 34 in Biliran. Most of the affected were children as old as 14 years old. Last year, there were 1,723 recorded dengue fever cases in the region while this year’s record in the last six months was 1,740.

DE Briones, technical personnel inspect school building projects in San Roque town

C ATA R M A N , N.Samar- NSSDEO OIC district engineer Ferdinand Briones together with Engr. Francisco Tañala, chief of the planning and design section and construction section chief Engr. Nilo Montubig, conducted inspection of the on-going school building projects in Barangays Bantayan, Laoangan and Cababtoan, all under the municipality of San Roque, this province. Contracted by JUPA Construction with a P2 million plus project cost, the Bantayan school project started last February certificate, baptismal cer- 6 and is expected to be tificate or any identification cards. Qualified to register for the SK elections must be a Filipino citizen and at least 15 but below 18 years TACLOBAN CITY – old during election day. Since the registra- Volume and value of extion period is only for ports and imports here in 10 days, Mendros asked the region significantly prospective registrants dropped in 2012 due to not to wait for the dead- the financial crisis in the line.(DAYANARA L. BRAZIL, United Sattes and Europe and the temporary shutLNU-INTERN) down of copper smelter, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) reportThe DOH ed. The region’s external strengthened its campaign against dengue trade, which is heavily fever by encourag- dependent on the perforing the local health mance of two large firms units and barangay at the Leyte Industrial officials in reinforc- Development Estate in ing outreach pro- Isabel, Leyte was affected grams emphasizing by the six-month shutthe importance of de- down of the Philippine structing the breed- Associated Smelting and ing places of mosqui- Refining Corp. due to fire toes such as stagnant incident early last Januwaters and dirty ary 2012. “Cathodes remain places. (DAYANARA L. BRAZIL,LNU INTERN) the top export commod-

Comelec set registration for brgy, SK polls this month TACLOBAN CITYRegistration for those casting the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections is set on July 22 to 31, this year. This was learned from Commission on Elections (Comelec) Regional Director Jose Nick Mendros. Those who will join the listing up for the scheduled October 28 barangay polls have to

DE Briones, construction chief Engr. Nimo Montubig and planning chief Engr. Francisco Tañala examine the ‘as-built plan’ of a school project in Brgy. Cababtoan, San Roque, N. Samar.

completed on August 5 of the current year. Records from the NSSDEO monitoring unit revealed that as of June 30, 2013, it has a 55.06% accomplishment rate, a little bit below the prescribed completion time line. On the other hand, the project at Lao-angan Elementary School started last April 4 and is expected to be completed on October 7 also this year. However, this project costing P1 million under contract with RHYES Builders and ESD Cruz Construction (joint venture) is already 100% complete as of June

30, 2013. Meanwhile, the school building project in Brgy. Cababtoan which started last April 22 and is expected to be completed on October 28 has a 44.94% accomplishment rate as of June 30 report of the project engineer. This project under JUPA Construction has a P2 million plus budget. According to district engineer Briones, all the DepEd-DPWH school building projects in the second district are under the immediate supervision of architect Joseph Calades of the planning and design section. (TITO TEPACE)

Volume, value of exports, imports in EV dip in 2012 ity of the region. In 2012, its value of production dropped by 55%,” NEDA said in the 2012 Eastern Visayas Socio-Economic Performance Report. Export volume went down to 825.48 million kilograms (kgs) in 2012 or 25% lower than the 1.09 billion kgs recorded a year ago. Its value slipped to $730.50 million from $1.47 billion. Volume of importation suffered a 22% decline from 1.39 billion kilograms in 2011 to 1.08 billion kilograms last year as value of copper ores and concentrates imported from the region dropped by 15%. “The decline in the value of imports was also brought by nonimportation of ammonium sulphate, copper

anodes, natural barium sulphate, among others,” the report said, The firm has been raw materials from Chile, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Australia, Canada and Indonesia. Copper ores and concentrates comprised the biggest bulk of the region’s imports. NEDA said the unstable economy of United States and Europe, are among the major factors for the region’s low external trade performance last year. “The challenge then is to continue to improve the region’s competitiveness in these industries as well as pursue the establishment of other export-oriented industries,” the report said. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)


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OPINION

Leyte Samar Daily Express

EDITORIAL

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Friday, 12 July 2013

Gun run, pun?

abbing fully armed suspects in broad daylight in a major artery of this highly urbanized city appeared as a good score by the police authorities in their crime prevention drive. The suspects were in possession of high powered firearms, magazines of bullets and rounds of ammunitions when halted by police near the Boy Scout Rotonda. On board a Toyota Fortuner, the luxury car was loaded with different kinds of guns, silencer and several units of cellular phones. The authorities had reportedly been in surveillance of the suspects and their operations paid-off with the successful arrest of the suspects. What the authorities were successful of in their crime prevention drive was the clear indication that the suspects were geared towards pulling crimes but the nefarious operations was aborted. The public is unsure of the crimi-

nal plans that the suspects were up to commit with their guns and communications equipment. But the one sure thing that the arrest resulted to was the prevention of the suspects from committing crimes that are surely premeditated as they were boldly carrying those arms and ammunitions even in broad daylight. The incident raises serious concern about the state of our safety. With lawless elements roaming our communities with high powered firearms, every citizen has good reason to fear. We do not know how many such lawless elements are still on our streets, carrying firearms unnoticed despite the presence of law enforcement authorities and police officers on strategic location in the city. People are now wary about their safety to page 6

When human life begins Reproductive Health Bill breaks silence of life’s onset. Religious and government leaders differ as to when life started. “Only God knows when life begins and so He alone can declare the reproductive health (RH) law unconstitutional”, says former Senator Panfilo Lacson, in reply to Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio’s “When does fertilization occur? The time of fertilization, or upon the implantation in the walls of the uterus?” Maila Ager, writer for INQUIRER.net, wrote: “‘Good points raised by Justice Carpio. When does conception start? No member of the court is competent and qualified to know,’ said Lacson, who was one of 13 senators who voted for the law signed by President Aquino last December.” Inasmuch as Lacson believes only God knows when life begins, let us read His written word, the Holy Bible, Psalm, chapter 36:9, states: “For with you is the source of life; By light from you we can see light.”

God being the source of life should be the guide for true Christians, because He is the Creator who arranged procreation. The International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, states: “If one defines the embryo as the structure destined to become the baby, its earliest rudiments do not form until about two weeks after the sperm meets the egg.” From September 22, 2004 issue of Awake Magazine published by the Watchtower Society, the

article The Choices, the Issues, in pages 6-11: “After the sperm has penetrated the egg, it takes about 24 hours for the male and female chromosomes to fuse. During the next few days, the cell divides. Within four or five days after fertilization, the cluster of cells develops into a hollow sphere (still smaller than a pinhead) with an outer cell layer and an inner cell mass. It is now known as a blastocyst. Many of the cells of the outer layer will develop into nonembryonic

tissues. From the inner cell mass, however, the baby itself will develop. “About a week after fertilization, implantation in the womb occurs. The blastocyst attaches itself to the womb and begins the construction of the placenta, which will allow the passage of oxygen and food from the mother’s bloodstream and the release of wastes. According to the book Incredible Voyage—Exploring the Human Body, by about day nine the inner cell mass starts “the task of constructing a new human being.” It adds: “Those 20 or so cells must perform a series of restructurings and differentiations over another five or six days to create the first structural element of the actual embryo.” So by the end of the second week, this “first structural

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OPINION

Friday, 12 July 2013

Leyte Samar Daily Express

The SK

Tales of stuffs that matters

I stumbled into ‘valuable’ stuffs of the past. Quite a suitcase-full. Laying aside my laundry job, took out the faded stuffs one by one as I reminisced the tales ascribed to each. Unfussy, yet I am trapped into this stuff habit. Let us count. From Hyderabad, I brought home red, black, pink, green, and white pashminas. All unused and enjoying a prominent space in my closet. The warm tropics do not warrant use of its warmth. A black sports leather jacket hang proudly - taken from a “baby” sheep according to the Hindu peddler of Connaught Place. Wearing it thirteen years ago as it embraced my petite torso, I became part of the New Delhite fashionistas. Now the coat has to be revisited with wipes for molds. I am a proud owner too, of the only copy of Kama Sutra, as one boy sold it on the streets of New Delhi. Who would not respond to this strategy when he said, “Madam, this is the last copy and this is really for

you!” This treatise on love is memorable. While scanning over it during classes, Professor A. K. Verma seized the small book and I was called to the University Chancellor’s Office. To make the story short, the two gentlemen have not read the Indian classic and loaned it for an overnight. I was extricated from the “misdemeanour.” But wait, a flaglet of the Kingdom of Lesotho rests peacefully between the frail sepia pages of the Kama. This belongs to Lindewek Daphne who was patient with my impatience. From Agra, I smuggled a delicate marble miniature of the Taj Mahal heavily guarded by a pride of elephants reminds me of the eloquent tour guide’s story about Shah Jahan’s son Prince Aurangzeb who incarcerated his own father so he may rule. The former implored to be locked in a high place where he can see the Taj from a vantage. The son obliged. With the Prince’s distrust that the Taj may be replicated in any place of the world, he

cut all the hands of the engineers, architects and all major planners of Queen Mumtaz’s final resting Taj. From the obscure monks near the Himalayan Mountain Ranges, I brought home a hand woven tapestry of The Friends: the elephant, the monkey and the bird – all three sitting on top of one another. For the past thirteen years, it has been sitting in my cabinet awaiting framing. Looking at it from time to time, it conveys peace and harmony in this great circle of life. This one I highly value. Brass vases and urns, goblets and a cigarette case from Rajasthan are priceless too. The pink city is home to India’s courageous warriors. One Christmas, a Sudanese gave me The Koran for a token. Accompanying it was an Arabic dictionary. In return, he asked for the Holy Bible too. The two Books sit side by side in the cabinet. Also, the congested closet houses two Mongolian dolls given by Teqshe during my 40th birthday, Nurzat’s Russian wooden dolls or marushka, an Indian pair of baby shoes, all sizes of porcelain elephants, a hanging décor from Lakshmi Nagar, a colourful peacock – the symbolic bird of India. By the way, the red table runner from the Ilocos region rmains untouched so with the blankets from tiny shops in Benguet. Surrounding my closet are tiny

The silent scoundrel

Upping the Ante atty. frANZ RAYMOND P. ASPA

Back when I was reviewing for the Bar examinations, I heard of a joke from a reviewer of a legislator who passed a bill which intended to ban typhoons from entering Philippine territory. The joke of course elicited an uproar of deserved laughter (and why shouldn’t it?) but when it was revealed that it was a “true-to-life” story, jesting turned into frustration – and disappointment. The Philippines is perhaps not the only country in the world, or even in

Asia, who has the disenchanting stupidity of electing trapos into office. The conventional misconception throws the blame at our equally trapo electorate for being the ones who elected them in the first place. I say though that there is a far greater villain for such malady – our Constitution. Let us review our lesson in Constitutional Law. What does it take really to become a member of the prestigious Congress of the Philippines? Know that we have a bicameral Congress, that

is to say it is composed of two houses: the upper and the lower house. The upper house is referred to as the Senate, while the lower house the House of Representatives. Believe me when I say though that it was not intended as a pun that the latter should be called the “lower” house because of its lower class of legislators. The delineation imposes then separate requirements to be eligible to run for whichever position. If you seek to run for the more prestigious nomenclature of senator, all you need is to be a natural-born citizen of this God-forsaken country, 35 years old at least on the day of the polls, able to read and write, a registered voter and a resident of the country for at least 2 years the day before the voting. You may think I missed out a requirement or two but

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There is a strong clamor for the abolition of the Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) as an elective position. The SK is a barangay based youth government whose members are elected along with the barangay officials. Even the Comelec wants to abolish the SK. This will save the government at least ₱ 1.1 Billion in election expenses. The SK is said to be the training ground for corruption and political dynasty. The SK’s corruption emanates from its leaders access hooks that hang all sorts of bracelets and trinkets. As I try to purge them one by one, I become slushy and feel that I am flinging away the friend and the tale. A quantum pendant still hangs on the wall so with the saga of its generous benefactor. The real value of all these objects lies in the story and tears behind the journey. As I slowly put them back, either I smile, shake my head and cry a tear. Noelle probes how to dispose the valueless stuff and I am speechless. Maybe I should liberate the stuffs. A sentimentalist, I think a small number is a healthy dose of remembering legends and sagas we cherish. I feel that getting rid of them is irreverence , and I will be unhappy. On the other hand, too much attachment is quite atavistic. Maybe I will settle for a classic interpretation: just own what one can carry. In other words, our stuffs and souvenirs remind us of the past wellcelebrated. I did not. Yes folks, there is no such requirement that the candidate must have finished at least his basic education or that he must possess a certain degree or that he must have at least a year or two of experience in the field he intends to deal with for the next six years. I don’t know but our constitution’s framers may have found those requirements to be just a wee bit irrelevant. If you find yourself contented of being called a congressman (although technically, the term should refer to members of both houses of congress), decide first which kind you prefer. You may choose to be a district representative, i.e. representative of the legislative districts apportioned among the provinces and cities, in which case you must also be a natural-born

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to public funds. It does not serve its purpose of providing the youths with political training. Most of those running for SK positions are children of politicians worsening the problem of political dynasty. Many SK officials have also been exposed to mishandling of

budget and the practice of regular politicians not to accept defeat during elections. The present SK is far from the ideal way through which the younger generation could actively take part in the government.

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July 12, 2013 - Friday of the 14th Week Gn 46:1-7, 28-30; Ps 37; Mt 10:16-23

COMING PERSECUTIONS (Jesus said to the Twelve,) “Behold, I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and simple as doves. But beware of people, for they will hand you over to courts and scourge you in their synagogues, and you will be led before governors and kings for my sake as a witness before them and the pagans. When they hand you over, do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say. You will be given at that moment what you are to say. For it will not be you who speak but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you, “Brother will hand over brother to death, and the father his child; children will rise up against parents and have them put to death. You will be hated by all because of my name, but whoever endures to the end will be saved. When they persecute you in one town, flees to another. Amen, I say to you, you will not finish the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.”

GOD JOURNEYS WITH US God can draw good out of evil because, while the power of doing evil is ours, the effects of our evil deeds are outside our control, and therefore are in the hands of God. Jacob brought his whole family with all his descendants and settled in Egypt under the protection of his son Joseph (Gen 46:6). But later, when the new Pharaoh came to power, they had to lose their social status and been put to work as slaves. However, God made use of this trial of Israel as a purifying experience in preparation for the extraordinary experience of Exodus. The early Christians, as foretold by Christ (Mt 10:22), were hunted by the state, rejected by the religious establishments and ridiculed by their own families. But through such persecutions, God brought them only closer to the Lord. Our God is a God who journeys with his people. Why is it that the absurdities of life lead some minds to despair, while the same lead others to hope and greater peace? It is because the latter realize that the struggle is worth their best; that God is not in his heavenly head quarters calling the shots, but himself keeps coming down into the muck and mud of all the meaninglessness of our life; and that he is forming and shaping our lives through our trials and tribulations. (His Word for Today by Vima Dasan, SJ, published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. No. 321-31-95) Sower’s Seeds: “The bodies of the elect will bear the signs of virtue and of the good done. Such a body will have the characteristics of the very risen body of Jesus Christ. It will enter heaven together with the soul, in keeping with divine justice. God wills the whole human person, soul and body, to have its due recompense.” -Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family


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NEWS/NOTICES

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citizen (please refer to Article IV of the Constitution as to who are natural-born citizens of the Philippines), must be at least 25 years old on the day of the election, able to read and write and must be a registered voter in the district in which he is elected and a resident thereof for a period of not less than one immediately preceding election day. If you prefer to be a party-list representative where the chances of gaining a seat is much higher than when vying for a seat as a district representative, you can dispense with the last requirements. And like for the senators, there is no such requirement of education or experience or anything like that. So the next time we elect another Nancy Binay, Ramon Revilla (there is no point in telling which Revilla I’m referring to because both are equal crackpots) or Manny Pacquiao, we ought to hark back and desist from pointing our fingers with haste at the apparently ignorant majority of our electorate as the downright reason for their election into office. A silent scoundrel lies in our midst which may have gotten away with a laugh over and over again in putting the entire blame on our electorate for the current circus that is now the Congress of the Philippines. With this comes to mind the current issue that plagues the Congress in half and which have been the essence of the Arroyo administration – charter change. Heaven forbid but if a revisit of the constitution becomes inevitable, the provision they should rewrite with incredible

even as they ponder how such firearms could be in the hands of lawless elements. Are guns and ammunitions readily available to criminals? Where could be the source of such firearms? We understand that such firearms and ammunitions are not available in the open market and legitimate trade. The police through the Highway Patrol Group succeeded in arresting the suspects, there is the greater task of ensuring that our streets and communities are free from guns in the hand s of lawless people. This certainly is not a gun run pun?

element,” from which the central nervous system eventually develops, begins to appear. “Because of this preparatory step-by-step process that goes on within the early human embryo, some argue that “there is no one biological event or moment that can be considered the start of a new human embryo.” “True Christians, however, believe that life begins at conception. The fact that the original fertilized cell contains the program for the construction of the placenta, the implantation, the connections with the mother’s blood vessels, and more only increases their admiration for the divine Designer, Jehovah God.” Considering the words of psalmist King David of ancient Israel, wrote: “Your eyes saw even the embryo of me, and in your book all its parts were down in writing.” (Psalm 139:16) “David does not simply say ‘an embryo’ but ‘the embryo of ME,’ thus accurately revealing that David’s life began when he was conceived, long before his birth. Under inspiration by God, David also revealed that at conception the development of his body parts was according to a plan, or detailed ‘written’ instructions, which made him the person he was.” – www.jw.org Lacson recognized the Creator as the origin of life, the latter views life as precious. How precious is life of a human being really is? In the Book of Exodus,

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haste is the qualifications of those intending to penetrate the threshold of congress. And when I say rewrite, I do not merely mean augment the presently meagre requirements of becoming a “congressman.” More daringly, I also mean unseating those who could not meet the additional requirements that are to be imposed. Of course that is a Hail Mary pass, a suntok sa buwan. That would be like allowing their selves to be hanged using their very own rope. But in the offchance that they decide to come around, that would be one bold move that should annihilate the current circus-like congress that was never amusing from the start. In the infinitesimal chance that it does happen, our electorate will be left with no other excuse should they bungle once more.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Maria P. Azores extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated in District I, Barugo, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 653, Pls-1061-D, under Tax Dec. No. 08-05-0001-00108 (R13), containing an area of 196 square meters, assessed at P11,975. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Rjay Emilio Adizas as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 498, Page No. 101, Book No. XVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ismael C. Lloren. LSDE: July 12, 19 & 26, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Leonora C. Brasileño extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of agricultural land, Lot No. 11091-D, Csd-08-006715-D, situated at Brgy. Baras, Palo, Leyte, containing an area of 1,027 square meters, more or less and covered by O.C.T. No. P-45055. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Kristoffer and Amerey Barcia and Tom Keith Rosales Cordero as vendees for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 0065, Page No. 013, Book No. II, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ma. Rowena Falculan-Mari. LSDE: July 12, 19 & 26, 2013

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There are different local special bodies such as the Barangay Development Council or the City Development Council where the youth can actively participate in government. The budget allocated to the SK in the present setup exposes the youth to traditional politics which might affect their idealism. Instead of the SK, the government should make

it mandatory for the youth to be represented in various local councils where they can push their agenda without allocation of huge amount of money. The billion-peso budget for the SK can be used by the national treasury to reallocate appropriations for new school buildings and text books. There are about 42,000 seats for SK chairperson and 300,000 seats for the SK council in the whole country.

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chapter 21, verses 22 to 25, we read: “And in case men should struggle with each other and they really hurt a pregnant woman and her children do come out but no fatal accident occurs, he is to have damages imposed upon him without fail according to what the owner of the woman may lay upon him; and he must give it through the justices. But if a fatal accident should occur, then you must give soul for soul, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, branding for branding, wound for wound, blow for blow.” Life is really precious; hence, it is noteworthy to ponder on the Bible’s phrase in Job, chapter 3, verse 3: “An able-bodied man has been conceived!” An ablebodied man meaning you and me are enjoying life the way God purpose as to be. Dr. David Fu-Chie Mark, a celebrated molecular biologist said: “The human being is fully programmed for human growth and development for his or her entire life at the once cell age. xxx There can no longer be any doubt that each human being is totally unique from the very beginning of his or her life at fertilization.” -When Does a Human Life Begin? http:// wol.jw.org/en/wol/d/r1/lpe/102009202?q=when+life +begins&p=par God Jehovah through His son Christ Jesus did not hide the truth when human life begins. It is a matter of studying the Holy Scriptures to know it. (Feedback welcome, g_ duna@yahoo.com)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Enrique Cajudo and Cornelia D. Cajudo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Brgy. Bacubac, Basey, Samar designated as Lot No. 18, DARADB-ARC, Brgy. Mod # 3 containing an area of 2,017 square meters, more or less and embraced in Katibayan ng Original na Titulo Blg. 23144. That heir Letecia C. Gravoso hereby waive/renounce all her rights/shares over the abovedescribed parcel of land with residential house thereon in favor of co-heir GLORIA C. LABITIGAN; per Doc. No. 145, Page No. 29, Book No. 9, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Samuel C. Lagunzad. LSDE: July 12, 19 & 26, 2013

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ment units of Jiabong and Villareal, both in Samar, disallow traders to transport mussel outside Samar without a transport permit. “Local officials have imposed self-regulations to protect the industry,” Albaladejo added. Jiabong town is one of the major suppliers of mussels for the country’s markets. It also serves as a trading center from where mussels are shipped to Metro Manila, Davao City, Bicol, Cebu City and other parts of the country. The Municipal waters of Daram, Pinabacdao, Talalora, San Sebastian, Villareal, and Calbiga encompass Maqueda Bay. The entire bay has 1,500 hectares mussel culture maintained by 800 farmers. Average monthly production is 5,000 metric tons. The BFAR is hoping for heavy downpour this week to prevent red tide bloom. The official also advised fish catchers in Cambatutay and Irong- Irong Bays

not to discharge water in Maqueda Bay as this will activate organisms. Red tide toxins have now spread to more coastal waters of Samar province last week after paralytic shellfish poisoning killed 2 people and hospitalized 22 others. The victims consumed green mussel (tahong) collected at the Cambatutay Bay in Tarangnan town. Authorities found 225 micrograms saxitoxin in every 100 grams of shellfish meat collected in Cambatutay Bay. In water, toxins were present in 2,158 cells per litter. Seawater of IrongIrong Bay in Catbalogan City had 1,000 cells of red tide toxins per litter. In shellfish meat, there was 155 micrograms saxitoxin in every 100 grams. In Calbayog City Water, the organism is present in 700 cells per litter of coastal water. Unsafe for consumption from red tide waters are bivalves such as clams, scallops, mussels, and oysters.

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Leon Ballener extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Tagbibi, Hindang, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 186, with a total land area of 1,207.95 square meters, more or less and covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-1502000120; per Doc. No. 170, Page No. 34, Book No. XVI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Rolf Allan R. Oriel. LSDE: July 12, 19 & 26, 2013

SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Carmelita P. Cajipo, heir of late Damian Mejico executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of agricultural land, situated at Brgy. Campetic, Palo, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 9881-Part, with a total area of 5.017 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ligaya M. Samson as vendee for the above-described property, per Doc. No. 364, Page No. 75, Book No. XII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. R.C.M. Reposar. LSDE: July 12, 19 & 26, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Felix Cajegas extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated at So. Libton, Brgy. Cabong, Borongan, Eastern Samar, covered by Cad Lot No. 5487, Cad. 434-D, containing an area of 226.39 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Benito Catudio as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 98, Page No. 19, Book No. XV, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito Go. LSDE: July 5, 12 & 19, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Federico Cadano and Aurora C. Cadano extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot no. 365, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, situated in Brgy. Sto. Niño, Poblacion, Alang-alang, Leyte, containing an area of 114 square meters, more or less. That heirs hereby executed a Deed of Donation in favor of their brother Rodrigo Cadano hereby waives and relinquished all rights, share, interest and participation over the above-described property in favor of Rodrigo Cadano; per Doc. No. 97, Page No. 20, Book No. III, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jaress A. Amores-Neri. LSDE: July 5, 12 & 19, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Dennis U. Arca extrajudicially settled and adjudicated over a Savings bank deposit with Philippine National Bank, Borongan Branch, Borongan, Eastern Samar; per Doc. No. 381, Page No. 77, Book No. 11, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Vincent A. Aclao. LSDE: July 5, 12 & 19, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Pastor Panganoron extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential land Lot No. 4580, Pls 1067-D, situated at Brgy. Parasan, Daram, Samar, containing an area of 1,176 square meters, more or less, covered by ARP No. 05-039-00144, PIN 036-05-039-03-005, market value of P129,360.00; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Philippine General Council of the Assemblies of God, Inc. rep. by Rev. Cruz N. Lapura-as District Superintendent of the Eastern Visayas and/or Felisa F. Viejo as vendees for the whole parcel of land described above; per Doc. No. 392, Page No. 79, Book No. IX, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Gerardo C. Teves and Doc. No. 64 , Page No. 13, Book No. IV, Series of 2006 of Notary Public Francisco Suphet. LSDE: July 5, 12 & 19, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Antonio B. Lopez, heir of late Primitiva Britania-Lopez executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel or land, located at Brgy. Baldoza, Hindang, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 6198, with an area of 6,144.84 square meters, more or less and covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-15002-000112. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Gemalyn A. Degamon as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 29, Page No. 06, Book No. XVI, Serries of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Allan R. Oriel. LSDE: July 5, 12 & 19, 2013

Publication Notice R.A. 10172

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-_________ CCE-_________

Date________

In compliance with the publication requirement and Pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that DELIA BORJA APIAG has filed with this Office a Petition for Change of First Name from “Bb. Girl Rina” to “DELIA” and correction of entry in the date of birth from “DECEMBER 12, 1980” to “DECEMBER 11, 1980” in the certificate of live birth of Bb. Girl Rina Apiag at Tacloban City and whose parents are DIOSDADA BORJA and SAMUEL APIAG. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than July 14, 2013. (Sgd.) MISS JUDY H. BORJA City Civil Registrar LSDE: July 5 & 12, 2013


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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)

July 8, 2013 Date Investment Unlimited Incorporated 25 Figueras, Ave. Pasay City Sir/Madam: Please be informed that the landholding described as follows: OCT/TCT No./s : T-6005 TD No./s : 00592 Approved Survey No./s : ___________ Area per OCT/TCT/TD No.. (has.) : Location (Municipality, Barangay) :

8.2623 has. Biliran, Burabod

Notice of Coverage (CARPER LAD Form No. 3) served to the LO/published March 15, 22 and 29, 2006 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 July 19, 2013 at Brgy. Burabod, Biliran 9:00 a.m. (indicate time). Your failure to participate in the field investigation shall be a waiver on your part to question the findings thereof. We anticipate your full cooperation and support. Thank you.

(Sgd.) ISMAEL P. AYA, AY, MA PPA Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II

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POPCOM-8 to observe World Population Day

TACLOBAN CITY – The Commission on Population here in the region has organized various educational activities for high school students in celebration of the annual World Population Day. The World Population Day was marked last July 11 to reaffirm the human’s right to plan for a family. It encourages activities, events and information to help make this right a reality throughout the world. It is also a vehicle to build awareness of population related issues and the impact

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200- hectare rattan plantation and a 180- hectare agro-forestry project in San Isidro, Northern Samar. Both projects cost about P10 million. Daloos said that their office hopes to implement more similar projects in Samar until 2014. “(The) DENR seeks to help the government meet its objective of reducing poverty and vulnerability in conflict affected areas through sustainable rural development, community infrastructure and focused delivery of social services,” Daloos said. Pamana is the government’s peace and develop-

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they have on development and the environment. The occasion also help promotes the right skills and opportunities, especially the adolescents, can invest in themselves now and later in their families and communities. In this year’s celebration, the theme is focused on “Adolescent Pregnancy” to amplify the call to action to empower adolescent girls in shaping humanity’s present and future. Among the activities conducted in line of the World Population Day cel-

ebration included symposium about adolescent pregnancy, its causes, prevention and effects. The symposium targetted third year and fourth year students of some secondary schools in the region like the Baybay City National High School and Palo National High School, both here in Leyte. Population officials also made a radio visit at the local station DyVL’s “Salamat po, dok,” which anchored by Louie Quebec.(JANINE

ment program framework that seeks to build peaceful and resilient communities by improving their lives and ensuring that the people benefit from better delivery of basic services. In the region, Samar Island is one of the seven zones covered by the program that is being implemented by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) and supported by partner concerned government line agencies, local government units (LGUs) and civil society groups.

Pamana follows a convergence strategy to close the gaps in development and bring progress to areas, particularly conflictaffected ones, where they are needed the most. The three provinces of Samar are considered the most vulnerable to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA). Insurgency has been going on in the area for a very long time and this program is aimed at addressing its root causes.

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Leyte Board Member Merilo proposes giving of incentives to b’gay officials TACLOBAN CITY – Leyte first district Board Member Gina Merilo is set to introduce an ordinance providing incentives to barangay officials who would serve for three consecutive terms. Merilo, in an interview, said that barangay officials, particularly the chairman, need to receive incentive from the government in recognition to their services rendered while they were on their posts. “We would prioritize giving the incentive to our barangay chairman in the entire province of Leyte. But as we were able to have sufficient fund, we would also include the barangay councilors,” she said. Merilo upon creating this ordinance would propose that an equivalent of onemonth salary to be received by the officials in every term of office they have. “The incentive would be given three times. The first would be given at the provincial government, second at the local government they belong to and thirdly is at the barangay where they live in,” the legislator explained. The official said that almost all of the barangay officials want to have this incentive. Merilo said she would be coordinating this ordinance with Margarita Cari, who is the president of the Association of Barangay Chairmen (ABC) of Leyte. “Many officials would be happy if this ordinance would be enacted by the provincial board,” she said. (REY GERILLA

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chapter during their elections held last July 5 at the provincial capitol, this city. Mayor Javier replaced Palo Mayor Remedios “Matin” Petilla, who was elected as the league’s vice president. Also elected were Alangalang Mayor Loreto Yu as secretary with Mayor Irvin Dy of Julita as his assistant; Lapaz Mayor Lesmes Lumen, treasurer with Mayor Cheryl Enrica Esperas of San Miguel as his deputy; Palompon Mayor Ramon

Onate, auditor and Mayors Doroteo Palconit of Calubian and Deo Delusa of Dagami as sergeant-at-arms, respectively. The following mayors were elected as board of directors: Charita Chan (Babatngon, 1st dist.); Fe Renomeron (Burauen) and Federico Carolino (Capoocan, 2nd dist.); Ma. Corazon Remandaban (Tabango, 3rd dist.); Elmer Codilla (Kananga, 4th dist.) and Elpidio Cabal (Hin-

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Councilor Uy urges colleagues at city council to serve the people TACLOBAN CITY – Councilor Jerry Uy said that they should serve for the interests of the poor people of the city. Uy, who topped the race for council seats during the May 13 elections, said that elected public officials of the city need to give back to the people the necessary services that they rightfully deserves. In uplifting the lives of the poor people of the city, Uy urges his colleagues to enact ordinances that will reduce

poverty incidence in the city and help create employment opportunities. The councilor disclosed that it has been his ardent desire to serve the Taclobanons since he was first elected in 2010. Uy added that in a larger perspective, aiming for a better life is everybody’s concern. “Every Taclobanon should work together and be objective on evaluating the programs and projects of the city government,” he said. “Undoubtedly, we only live once in this

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