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Establishment of E. Visayas University System proposed BY SARWELL Q. MENIANO

TAC L O BA N CITY – The establishment of the Eastern Visayas University System (EVUS) was proposed in a bid to raise the bar of higher learning education in the region through harmonizing stateowned school programs.

Mayor Vivianne Alvarez (center) of Oras, Eastern Samar welcome NNC Regional Program Coordinator Segundina Devota Dilao and members VICKY C. ARNAIZ) of the HIMSOG-8 during their stop in said town as part of their campaign on proper nutrition program.

SK in Leyte, Tacloban City support move to reform SK WEATHER

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TACLOBAN CITY – The Federation of Sanguniang Kabataan in Leyte and of Tacloban City support the call for SK reform rather than abolishing it as what some legislators are pushing through a bill to be filed in the present Congress before the SK elections this October. Leyte SK Federation president Kim Roger Serdoncillo and Tacloban Sangunian Kabataan Federation president Edmund Edward Chua said that instead of abolishing,

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a reform should be made for the youth organization in the barangay. Both officials stressed the importance of SK among youth as this serves as their voice in the government and their training ground to become a good leader. Among the reforms that needs to be done for the SK, according to Serdoncillo, are to increase the SK membership age bracket from 15 to 17 year old to 15 to 21 year old; allow SK to manage its own funds by allowing them to have their own account separate from the barangay to page 7

The initiative, proposed by the Visayas State University in Baybay City, is seeking P2.98 million to finance three components of the six-month study that will end on December this year. The budget will be sourced out from the Commission on Higher to page 7

NNC-8 spearheads media caravan to Eastern Samar

ORAS, Eastern Samar – In celebration of the National Nutrition Month this July, the National Nutrition Council-8 (NNC-8) organized a media caravan in Eastern Samar in cooperation with its media arm, the HIMSOG-8 or the Harmonizing Initiatives for the Spread of Good Nutrition (HIMSOG-8). One of the stops made during the three-day caravan was in this municipality, which is after Dolores town, followed by Jipapad town. Segundina Devota Dilao, NNC regional program coordinator who met with the mayor and members of the municipal nutrition council, said that she is pleased

with the pronouncement of newly elected Oras Mayor Vivianne Alvarez that in her term she vowed to have a zero malnutrition rate in her municipality. “We want to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in 2015 in eradicating hunger by promoting proper nutrition and giving our constituents livelihood programs, by continuing the program started by our previous mayor, my husband Mayor Neil Alvarez,” Mayor Alvarez said. A nurse by profession and a former population officer of the municipality, Mayor Alvarez said, “it’s not only having food, but the proper way of teaching

and monitoring the right food to eat. In 2009 when Oras was declared as #2 in malnutrition prevalence all over the country, all the sectors in the municipality pitched in, on how we can address the problem.” “One third of our population are beneficiaries of the PantawidngPamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), one of the conditions of the program is planting vegetables by each beneficiary. We coordinated with the Department of Social Welfare and Development that everyone must have a vegetable garden in its proper size and monitored regularly by the staff of Department of Agriculture before

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NEWS

Sunday, 14 July 2013

RSOG nab 4 fugitives in Leyte, Samar CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) arrested four fugitives in separate manhunt operations in Leyte and Samar provinces, the region’s top police official said Thursday. PRO8 director PCSupt. Elmer Ragadio Soria informed that the suspects are facing charges for murder, rape and cattle rustling and were arrested by the Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG). Soria said fugi-

tive Arturo Mabag, 69, wanted for rape, was arrested on Wednesday evening by RSOG under PInsp. Constantino Jabonete, Jr. at the outskirts of Barangay Canduyucan in San Sebastian, Samar. Judge Auxencio Dacuycoy of the Regional Trial Court Branch 29 in Catbalogan City issued Mabag’s arrest warrant in criminal case number 4424. The police regional director said Mabag has been in hiding for 16 years prior to his

arrest. On the same day, at Brgy. Caluctugan, Dagami, Leyte, RSOG led by PSInsp. Dinvir Revita nabbed brothers Diosdado and Dioscoro Cañete who have standing warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 6 Judge Alphinor Serrano for murder with no bail recommended. In Dulag town, also in Leyte, an arrest warrant for violation of Presidential Decree 533 (Anti-Cattle Rustling Law) issued

by Judge Buenaventura Pajaron of RTC Branch 10 in Abuyog, Leyte against Edwin Verterra, 44, was also implemented by the same police team leading to the arrest of the suspect in Brgy. Sungi. Arrested persons were turned over to court of origin for proper disposition, Soria said. “We will continue the all-out campaign against fugitives as the arrest of wanted criminals will make Eastern Visayas safer,” added Soria. (PINSP ROMUEL NACAR)

Army assists groups’ registration ORMOC CITY The Army brigade based in this city has recently assisted in the registration of eight communitybased organizations from this province with the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE), a military report said. Colonel Rafael Valencia, commander of the Philippine Army’s 802nd Brigade based in Camp Downes, this city, told reporters in an interview at his office, here, that his brigade has been extending assistance to the communitybased organizations mostly from the third district of this province which were for-

merly organized, affiliated and served as the mass base support of the members of the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army (CPP/ NPA) operating in the area. “We have been helping and working closely with these organizations to attain their dreams in a peaceful manner, without armed struggle.” Col. Valencia disclosed that these eight associations composed of farmers and fisher folks are: Taglawigan Farmers Organization, Taglawigan Fisher Folks Organization, Catoogan Farmers Association, all from the town of San Isidro;

Sorosimbahan Farmers Association, Jubay Farmers Association, Airport Farmers Association, Cabatoan Farmers Association all from the municipality of Calubian; and Libertad Farmers Association from Kananga town. Valencia disclosed that recently almost one thousand members from these eight organizations celebrates openly their 12th anniversary under the folds of the law with the government troops, nongovernment organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) in Barangay Jubay, Calubian, Leyte. Valencia point-

ed out that with the registration of these organizations with DoLE, these community-based associations have attained juridical personalities and made them duly government-recognized organization. “Other government agencies, NGOs and CSOs have already signified to help these organizations achieve their dreams. This is Bayanihan in action”, Valencia added. Valencia claims that the registration of these associations with DoLE will empower them in the mainstream of our society and will become active members in development. “The registration of the orga-

nization will not only benefit the association, but will also be a significant advancement since they have already a juridical personality in dealing with the government agencies, NGOs and or CSOs”, he said. Valencia informed reporters that his brigade has already supported these associations in seeking assistance from several government agencies, aside from DoLE, like the Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, Technological Education and Skills Development Authority, and the Visayas State University . He added that assistance has

been asked for from these government agencies in the project proposal preparations for livelihood projects to be implemented for these associations. Valencia also informed reporters that Taglawigan Farmers Organization of San Isidro is being made as the model for these organizations in the project development and implementation. He added that the success in the project implementation will be replicated in the other organizations. (RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)


NEWS

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LNHS-GPTA holds general assembly, bares accomplishments

TACLOBAN CITY-The Leyte National High School (LNHS) General Parent-Teachers Association (GPTA) held its general assembly and election of officers for the school year 2013-2014 on Saturday, July 6 at the LNHS gymnasium here. Jane Codilan, the school principal, who personally oversee the gathering, expressed her appreciation with the overwhelming attendance of parents of the biggest secondary school in the region with more than 7,000 students’ population. In his report, Prosecutor Higinio Yasar, the reelected GPTA president, presented to the present parents and teachers that under his leadership they were able to implement infrastructure projects inside the school campus such as drainage repair that costs P139,000; pathwalk concreting P117,000 and the acquisition of copier and resograph machines worth P109,000.

In the financial report covering the school year 2012-2013, the total operating fund of the association is P1.2 million with the total disbursements of P714,462.83 and its remaining balance is P726,980.42. Yasar said that together with the new set of officers, he will work hard to fulfill its obligation particularly on significant projects that the school is presently envisioning and one of which is to add of its present 100 plus rooms as well as to augment the maintenance of the school facilities. The newly -elected sets of officers were prosecutor Higinio Yasar, president; Lisa Baoy, vice president; Lily Dumas, secretary; Jerry Orias, treasurer; Juhvy Carter, assistant secretary; Roly Corpin, auditor; Rowel Montes, public relations officer and the members of the board of directors were Luzviminda Hayahay, Artemio Aguirre, Narciso Menosa, Samuel Roger Tibe, and Charlie

Ripalda. “I was dignified and with self contentment for the great contribution that we have extended in the realization of some significant improvements of the school,” Nelson Caldosa an out-going public relations officer said. Meanwhile, the LNHS is currently implementing the advocacy which is “education for all” program. Codilan made an appeal to the parents for them to support through public awareness about the special program the school is offering specially for the out-of-school youth, OFWs and the working students. There are a number of students now enrolled with the special program in sports, science engineering and technology. We are continuously working hard to be consistent being the best public secondary school in the whole region, Codilan said. (ROWEL C. MONTES)

OWWA-8 search on for MOFYA 2013 TACLOBAN CITY The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office 8 (OWWA-RWO8) continues to embody their advocacy through this year’s Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) on October 2013. For almost a decade of giving due recognition and commending the valuable efforts and hard work of the overseas Filipino workers for surpassing the challenges of time and distance due to migration, the award reveals the bigger picture for the public behind the great sacrifices and upsetting stories of maltreatment on our fellow OFWs,the fulfillment of their dreams for their families and their great contribution to our country. This OWWA initiative unveils the different success stories of model OFWs who were able to nurture strong Filipino culture by maintain-

ing close family ties and bringing development to their society through active community involvement. The nominations for the MOFYA 2013 started last May 2 and will be open until September 24. Nominations should be made by the different organizations that will acclaim outstanding OFW families from the communities where they belong. To qualify, one should be an active OWWA member and has worked for almost four years abroad until now. He or she, either married or single, should not have an immigrant status in the foreign country and must possess valid working permit or employment documents and must have established financial stability with his/ her family. However, two regional winners, each from the land-based and sea-based category, will be chosen through a screening

committee. The committee is composed of representatives from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), OWWA, NGOs and Church-based organizations. The said screening will be held this September 24, 2013 and the winners will be proclaimed on October 1, 2013. “For the highlight of MOFYA 2013 on its 9th year, we will be granting P50, 000 for the nominators for the National Awardees,” Arbel Lagarde, OWWA-8 labor communications officer, said in an interview. Consequently, the regional winners will represent Eastern Visayas for the National MOFYA that will be held at Manila on November 15, 2013. “For the first time last year, OWWA-RWO8 MOFYA representative Captain Manuel Gabornes and family, from Lawaan, Eastern Samar, was awarded as the National Model OFW

Washing by Oras River, a common sight in going to Jipapad, Eastern Samar, a 4-hour boat-ride from the municipality of Oras. Jipapad is one of the geographically isolated and depressed areas in the country. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)

Catbalogan City tackles malnutrition problems

CATBALOGAN CITY - The observance of the Nutrition Month this July in this city comes with a very serious mission: to get out of the top list of local government units with a very high incidence of malnutrition. The data coming from National Nutrition Council (NNC) based on the 2012 weighing activity revealed that Samar province had the highest malnutrition prevalence at 17.88% while Catbalogan and Calbayog are the two cities with the highest incidence of the same at 18.31% and 14.41%, respectively. Catbalogan has held the top spot in this ranking for the second year now. The most recent data submitted by the City Health Office to the NNC showed that out of 15,681 preschoolers aged 0-71 months old, only 13,155 participated in the Operation Timbang and out of these, 2,647 were found to be malnourished.

One of the initial interventions done by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) was a massive 2-month supplementary feeding program in every day care center which is to be augmented with constant weight monitoring. This initiative was launched this July in Barangay Silanga, where malnutrition is most prevalent. The CSWDO has selected 30 underweight and severely underweight children aged 24 –35 months to take part in a milk feeding program. The same shall also go through constant weight monitoring. The City Health Office will also be administering iron supplement in aid of this initiative. For the succeeding days of the Nutrition Month, the CSWDO has also partnered with the CHO for a series of lectures and fora about proper nutrition and Infant and Young Child Feeding

(IYCF), to be held in barangays that were identified to have serious problems regarding malnutrition. As recommended by the City Nutrition Council headed by nutrition action officer Herminia Cabral, Councilor Coefredo Uy explained to the NNC in a letter dated June 23, 2013 that due to an injunction order on the city’s annual budget for 2013, the Nutrition Month Celebration will be limited to advocacy and information campaign. For this same purpose, Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan had already issued a memo addressed to the city division urging all schools to conduct activities aimed at raising awareness about the importance of proper nutrition. She also intends to tackle this particular problem with key offices in the meetings and consultations that she will hold in the next few days. (LAIMINH MABULAY)

PhilHealth offers rate packages to its pregnant members TACLOBAN CITYThe Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (Philhealth-8) offers rate packages to their pregnant health insurance Family of the Year. With this achievement, it is our great pride to continue this endeavor for OFWs from the region and keep fulfilling their dreams for their families and contribute for the development of our country,” Lagarde added. (KATHLEEN AVE L. CRUCILLO, LNU INTERN)

members with the necessary medical attention needed for safety and effective delivery of their babies. Eleven Filipino mothers die every day due to pregnancy and childbirth complications such as hypertension, hemorrhage, sepsis and infection to name a few. “Pregnant women should know the risks of pregnancy and giving birth that’s why it is important for them to be informed on the benefits

of giving birth in healthcare facilities,” Philhealth regional information officer Miramar Zabala said. Philheath-8 strengthened its campaign to all pregnant women to give birth in healthcare facilities to lower the maternal and infant mortality cases in the region. Meanwhile, the Philehalth encourages non-members to enroll and avail of the health care services they offers. (DAYANARA

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OPINION

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Sunday, 14 July 2013

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Parents and sex education

ex education discussions may be an awk- cent learns in school, you can set the stage for a ward subject for parents and their children lifetime of healthy sexuality. but it is very necessary. Kids are learning If parents wait for the perfect moment to disabout sex at younger ages due to social media cuss sexual issues, they may miss the best opporavailability and the absence of moral guidance on tunities. Instead, think of sex education as an onTV, in music, and in open conversation with peers going conversation. Parents should clearly state their feelings What used to be taught at home a generation or two ago, when kids were hitting puberty in the about specific issues (e.g. intercourse). Present early teen years, is out of step and way too late the risks objectively, including emotional pain, for today’s teens. While teens may have the head sexually transmitted infections, and unplanned knowledge about sex, they usually don’t have the pregnancy. Parents should also let their adolescent know emotional maturity to handle the objective areas of sexuality. Information taught in school is clini- that it’s okay to talk about sex whenever he or she has questions or concerns. Reward questions cal, a science lesson. Teenager and even younger kids still need the by saying, “I’m glad you came to me about this.” Our adolescents need accurate information age appropriate parental discussions in an enabout sex, but it’s just as important to talk about vironment where they don’t have to posture or pretend to be tough and knowledgeable. That’s feelings, attitudes and values. Examine questions where parents come in. Awkward as it may be, of ethics and responsibility in the context of persex education is the parents’ responsibility. By sonal or religious beliefs. to page 7 reinforcing and supplementing what your adoles-

Watch out and join: Indie film shooting in Can-Avid in September Estehanons may be interested in this: By September, 2013, in Can-Avid town of Eastern Samar (Region VIII, Philippines) an indie film will be shot by an American, with shooting lasting for up to 10 days and a cast coming from local men and women. Visit samarnews.com to find this post, dated June 10, 2013, from Cyprian Piroch under the heading “Indy film shoot in Samar”: “I will be celebrating Can-Avid in mid September for a week to 10 days to film a local independent short movie that I will show at film festivals worldwide. I am interested in any information on a small place to stay (2 man crew with little equipment) as well as a simple house to film in. Some cast and crew are needed also. Thank you for reading this.-----Cyprian

Piroch” In the website’s message board, Cyprian also wrote as follows: “My name is Cyprian Piroch. I am from Cleveland Ohio USA. I will be in Can-Avid in mid-September filming an independent short movie. I plan on doing more local Filipino movies for as long as I can, because of my love for your country, and will be submitting

them to festivals around the world. “I am looking for crew members and a very simple house to film in. Filming will be limited hours early evenings during the week and longer hours on the 20th/21st. Extras are needed also. Crew will be compensated based on experience, although no experience is fine. The ability to follow instruction is im-

portant. Cast and crew will have end film credit as well as on IMDB. “I have been to your beautiful country several times and am bringing my friend Mike Suglio to help me. He is looking forward to seeing what I’ve been telling him about for many years. I truly feel at home whenever I am there. This will be my first time in Can-Avid and am also looking for a hotel or hostel/pension house in the area for our stay. We are traveling very light with very little equipment and limited funds. We wish to be situated in the immediate area rather than travel back and forth to Borongan or elsewhere, so if anyone has any ideas, please advise. “Thank you for read-

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OPINION

Sunday, 14 July 2013

What is “hot pursuit”? “Hot pursuit is when an offense has just been committed and arresting person has personal knowledge of commission. The law has not stated the specific time-lapse between the commission and actual arrest to be “hot pursuit”.

The article “Fear hounds supporters of Malot Galenzoga in Baybay” by Fred Padernos published in Leyte Samar Daily Express, moves me to look on the jurisprudence to know what is “hot pursuit”. In the Supreme Court’s decision, Sammy Malacat y Mandar vs. Court of Appeals and People of the Philippines, G.R. No. 123595, December 12, 1997, former Chief Justice Hilario David, Jr., penned: “The general rule as regards arrests, searches and seizures is that a warrant is needed in order to validly effect the same. The Constitutional prohibition against unreasonable arrests, searches and seizures refers to those effected without a validly issued warrant, subject to certain exceptions. As regards valid warrantless arrests, these are found in Section 5, Rule 113 of the Rules of Court, which reads, in part: “Sec. 5. — Arrest, without warrant; when lawful — A peace officer or a private person may, without a warrant, arrest a person: “(a) When, in his presence, the person to be arrested has committed, is actually committing, or is attempting to commit an offense; “(b) When an offense has in fact just been committed, and he has personal knowledge of facts indicating that the person to be arrested has committed it; and “(c) When the person to be arrested is a prisoner who has escaped . . . “A warrantless arrest under the circumstances contemplated under Section 5(a) has been denominated as one ‘in flagrante delicto,’ while that under Section 5(b) has been described as a “hot pursuit” arrest. “Turning to valid warrantless searches, they are limited to the following: (1) customs searches; (2)

search of moving vehicles; (3) seizure of evidence in plain view; (4) consent searches; (5) a search incidental to a lawful arrest; and (6) a ‘stop and frisk.’” In the separate opinion of Justice Panganiban, Lawmen Had Sufficient Opportunity to Secure Warrant in Encinada -People vs. Encinada, G.R. No. 116720, October 2, 1997, he opined: “Reversing the trial court, this Court stressed the following: Encinada was not committing a crime in the presence of the police; the latter did not have personal knowledge of facts indicating that he just committed an offense; and raw intelligence information was not a sufficient ground for a warrantless arrest. Furthermore, ‘[t]he prosecution’s evidence did not show any suspicious behavior when the appellant disembarked from the ship or while he rode the motorela. No act or fact demonstrating a felonious enterprise could be ascribed to appellant under such bare circumstances.’ Having known the identity of their suspect the previous day, the law enforcers could have secured a warrant of arrest even within such limited period (per Administrative Circular No. 13 and Circular No. 19, s. 1987). In emphasizing the importance of according respect to every person’s constitutional right against illegal arrests and searches, the Court exhorted: “Lawmen cannot be allowed to violate every law they are expected to enforce. [The policeman’s] receipt of the intelligence information regarding the culprit’s identity, the particular crime he allegedly committed and his exact whereabouts underscored the need to secure a warrant for his arrest. But he failed to do so. Such failure or neglect cannot excuse him from violating a constitutional right of the appellant.

“. . . That the search disclosed a prohibited substance in appellant’s possession and thus confirmed the police officers’ initial information and suspicion, did not cure its patent illegality. An illegal search cannot be undertaken and then an arrest effected on the strength of the evidence yielded by the search.” In the same opinion, Mere Suspicion of Criminal Activity Did Not Justify Search of Cuizon -People vs. Cuizon, 256 SCRA 325, April 18, 1996, Justice Panganiban wrote: “Reiterating the doctrine that ‘where a person is searched without a warrant, and under circumstances other than those justifying a warrantless arrest . . . , upon a mere suspicion that he has embarked on some criminal activity, and/or for the purpose of discovering if indeed a crime has been committed by him, then the search made of such person as well as his arrest [is] deemed illegal,’ this Court declared unlawful the arrest of Cuizon as well as the incidental search and seizure. The warrantless arrest and search were not justified by the rules on ‘in flagrante delicto’ or ‘hot pursuit’ for, at the time of his arrest, Cuizon was inside his home resting with his wife and child. No offense had just been committed or was actually being committed or attempted by him in the presence of the lawmen, nor did the latter have personal knowledge of facts indicating that Cuizon authored an offense that had just in fact been committed. Consequently, any evidence obtained during the illegal search, ‘even if tending to confirm or actually confirming the initial suspicion, is absolutely inadmissible for any purpose and in any proceeding, the same being ‘the fruit of the poisonous tree.’” How about the forced entry into the compound and search in the house of Marilou “Malot” Galenzoga, can the “hot pursuit” defense justify the search and arrest conducted by the law enforcers? The picture of Rex Llaga, photographer of Malot, with contusions on his face, will “hot pursuit” justify the injuries inflicted? How about the armalites pointed

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There’s always a happy ending WE need to be reassured of this promise, given by no less than Christ himself. “In the world you shall have distress. But have confidence, I have overcome the world.” (Jn 16,32) These words should be indelible in our consciousness. We have to learn to look beyond the present trials and challenges with the accompanying ups and downs, so that we can go through them, not escape from them, without being swallowed up by their logic that would simply pass away anyway. What matters is what remains in the heart after going through these experiences. Are we still with God through them and after them? Is our faith strengthened? Our hope and charity as well? For as long as we are with God, our life will always have a happy ending regardless of what we may go through. Christ has more than amply warned us about what to expect in the world if we are to follow him faithfully. “Behold I am sending you like sheep in the midst of wolves,” he said, already giving us a vivid idea of the contrast between a Christian life consistently lived and the world environment that still needs to be redeemed. Let’s remember that our freedom either can catapult us to the acme of goodness or plunge us into the depth of evil and malice. We should try to be ready to face the possible worst scenario even as we strive to achieve the best of what we can be. We should not make a big issue about the trials and challenges that will surely come our way in this life. Without denying their seriousness, of course, let us also realize more deeply to the persons on prone position inside the house near the stair? Yes, how about it? If one of the dirty fingers accidentally squeezed the trigger will “hot pursuit” justify the deaths? How about the rights of the women and children? Were they given protection or is it trampled like the rest of those arrested? Former City Mayor Eric C. Codilla faced the same situation on 2010 election; however, he merely shrugged his shoulder saying: “That is their constitutional right. They can shout on top of their voices their

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that these trials and challenges cannot actually destroy our soul if we don’t allow them. In fact, the proper attitude to have and to cultivate is that of fearlessness. Christ himself said so many times. “Be not afraid,” was a constant reassurance he told his disciples. “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul,” (Mt 10,28) he said once, practically telling us that we can always shield the soul from anything that can happen in our body, if we want to. And so, together with fearlessness, another trait we should try to develop is that of sportsmanship in the many and even formidable and complicated struggles we have to wage in our present life. And I would add, also a certain degree of elegance and poise, if we can still manage it especially when the going gets rough. It’s faith and trust in God, it’s hope and a burning love for God that would enable us to do all this. It’s these theological virtues that would enable us to transcend the limits of human endurance. If we would just rely on our common sense, our human cleverness and our sciences and arts without the support of faith, hope and charity, then for sure we would not go the distance. We would fail to share in the victory of Christ expressed in his very resurrection after a painful death of crucifixion. Of course, neither should we abandon our common sense and all the other human powers and faculties in

living out our human condition in the world. Doing so would be tantamount to tempting God and to falling into mere fideism that can assume many forms such as superstition, quietism, idealism, etc. Christ told us very clearly that we need to be shrewd, clever and astute like serpents but simple, harmless and innocent like doves. It’s quite a combination, possible only when one is truly with Christ. Otherwise, we open ourselves to the possibility of some psychological disorder. We should never be naïve in the things of the world, but neither should we become cynical and skeptical, overly worried or too concerned. A certain sense of detachment and abandonment is always healthy. God’s providence never fails. In the story of Joseph and his brothers, we can learn how the evil intended by Joseph’s brothers resulted in some good in the sense that Joseph came out saving his brothers and the whole clan from hunger. Much more than that, the evil inflicted on him occasioned many virtues like forgiveness and magnanimity. Joseph finally brought about reconciliation and unity in the whole family, making his father, Jacob, who was grieving for so long after the loss of Joseph, extremely happy at the end of his life. There’s always hope no matter how ugly things may appear now. There’s always a happy ending, if not now, then later.


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LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0457 Ref. No. VIII-2009-0418 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. ANTONIO PENAFLOR-VENDOR LUISA M. CARRIAGA-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY ANTONIO PENAFLOR IN FAVOR OF LUISA M. CARRIAGA OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-VALENCIA & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 15, 2014. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DIMPOL TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 11th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2011-0381 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV SHUTTLE service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name. BIENVENIDO L. AVILA, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV EXPRESS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-BAYBAY CITY & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 10, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME LILIAN TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 th 10 day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0454 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) MERLE MUSICO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-ALBUERA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MICA TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 10th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0443 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) ALLAN C. ALDAYA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CALBAYOG CITY-GANDARA & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ANGIEBETH MULTICAB. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 26, 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 11th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0451 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) CHONNA A. NABOR Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CALBAYOG CITY-PEÑA & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, P AND K TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 11th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0459 Ref. No. VIII-2004-0448 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ with Dual service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. RASHTY PAGHUNASAN-VENDOR RICHARD PAGHUNASAN-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY RASHTY PAGHUNASAN IN FAVOR OF RICHARD PAGHUNASAN OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ DUAL SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION

NEWS/NOTICES OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CALBAYOG CITY-ALLEN & VICE VERSA USED TO TRANSPORT CARGOES EXCLUSIVELY ALONG THE ROUTE WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JANUARY 3, 2015. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, RICHARD PAGHUNASAN PASSENGER JEEP. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 11th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0455 Ref. No. VIII-2000-0359 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. ALEJANDRA R. QUITLONG-VENDOR MARY ANN B. NISHIMOTO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY ALEJANDRA R. QUITLONG IN FAVOR OF MARY ANN B. NISHIMOTO OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-PALO VIA NATIONAL HIGHWAY & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON APRIL 12, 2015. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, GREEN TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 11th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0456 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1308 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. LEONARDO SACAY-VENDOR MERLY BADATO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY LEONARDO SACAY-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF MERLY BADATO-VENDEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-SAN JOSE-AIRPORT & VICE VERSA WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 11, 2013, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MERLY TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 11th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0701 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name. JEOFFREY LLACER Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CALBAYOGGANDARA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 8, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JULIANA RAE TRANSPORT SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 12th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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September. “Much love and respect— Cyprian Piroch” You may try connecting to him at 118 Wilshire CT, Elyria, Ohio 44035, United States or at his email address: cyprianx58@sbcglobal.net Kelguy, an avid user of the web page and an American himself who is already residing in the Philippines, had on June 14 gotten an interest on this, as a helpful citizen, thus he posted: “What part of Samar? North, East, West or South. There are numerous places you could use. However... some areas would be much safer than others. I would recommend staying away from Northern Samar all together for a film shoot. You could very well get caught up in a very unexpected extortion plot just to film. As for places to stay depending on where you end up... contact the local LGU ..City Hall.. Mayor’s office. Most of them would know where you could stay. They may also help you with getting a minimal cast and crew”. *** CHIZ WANTS WATER AND OTHER NATURAL MONOPOLIES MONITORED - Senator Chiz Escudero said all monopolies must be placed under strict monitoring to curb its tendencies to abuse consumers. Escudero said one of the first legislative agenda Congress should look into when it opens is the monopoly of private water concessionaires in the country. This after two private water concessionaires came under fire for passing on to consumers its P15 billion income taxes plus expenses for gifts, trips, entertainment and other company miscellaneous. “We will investigate that

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perceived grievances. We are still in a democratic country.” That was despite advices he received to disperse the rallyist in front of the New City Hall building. Granting the rallyist became unruly and destroyed government properties, it would not justify the “hot pursuit” defense. The gate was closed and rammed by a government vehicle. The policemen and soldiers could have secured the area, simultaneously applying for a search and arrest warrant from the court, instead of forcing entry. In the article “Several wounded in Baybay rally” by Restituto A. Cayubit, reported: “The police officer said that at past 6:00 o’clock in the evening, the rallyists were dispersed by the police after negotiation.” There could not be “hot pursuit” because from the same story states: “The police officer said that his men stormed the house of Galenzoga at about 2:15 early in the morning, Monday and arrested all those who were in the Galenzoga compound with the presump-

tion that all those who were in the compound participated in the violent rally.” Eight hours had already passed. Within that period the law enforcers could have secured a warrant to avoid facing administrative and criminal suits. The unarmed civilians’ rights had been trampled upon because of lack of empathy. I had been in the military and police service, but I never experienced arresting unarmed person using force. On the other hand, Galenzoga should had held her followers not to stage a rally. Rally is useless. In a democratic form of government, grievances should be brought to the court for arbitration. She claimed there are evidences to prove irregularities in the recent election, well, the court is the ultimate place, if not the Comelec. I hope she will extend all legal support to her people. Likewise, Mayor Cari should give the same support to the men in uniform who followed her order for the “hot pursuit”. Both parties will be having a difficult situation helping their people facing the blindfolded Lady Justice. “May the best man wins,” as the usual maxim goes.

once the Senate resumes. I intend to keep a watchful eye on all monopolies that, given their market dominance, have a natural tendency to abuse and take advantage of their consumers,” Escudero said. The Water for the People Network said the expenses above had been passed on the consumers by the Maynilad Water Services Inc. and Manila Water Company from 20082012. The senator said water concession has become a natural monopoly since it was left on its own to fix prices due to the lack or absence of competition. “In any part of the country, water districts are natural monopolies. There is no free enterprise and fair competition. It is but right that this industry must be placed under strict monitoring by an institution to balance the equilibrium between our consumers and these industry players.” Unfortunately, Escudero said, there is no regulatory body over water utilities but he said the Senate can scrutinize this gray area to put in place a mechanism that would task water utilities to serve the interest of the consumer vis-a-vis its profit margins. “We can’t just leave monopolies on their own device

and allow them to steadily earn while we consumers carry the burden,” Escudero ended. *** Greater and Deeper Commitment to the Social Contract “This Administration stands by the Social Contract we forged with the Filipino People back in 2010. The proposed Budget for 2013 proves our solid commitment to fulfill the Social Contract. “This Social Contract has been fleshed out in the Philippine Development Plan for 2011 to 2016 and has been operationalized by Executive Order No. 43, which defines the five Key Result Areas (KRAs) of the Social Contract: “1. Transparent, Accountable, and Participatory Governance; “2. Poverty Reduction and Empowerment of the Poor and Vulnerable; “3. Rapid, Inclusive, and Sustained Economic Growth; “4. Just and Lasting Peace and the Rule of Law; and “5. Integrity of the Environment and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.” - His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, To the Fifteenth Congress of the Philippines, On The National Budget for 2013, [July 24, 2012]

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Sunday, 14 July 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

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

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0391 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV SHUTTLE service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0453 Ref. No. VIII-2003-0808 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity and with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name.

GUADALUPE DENOYO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ABUYOG-MAC ARTHUR & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT & WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS MISORA TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 11th day of July 2013.

RAMON C. DE LOS REYES Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM MAASIN CITY, TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 20, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, RDLR MEGA TAXI. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 26, 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 11th day of July 2013.

ELVIRA TABUENA-VENDOR JOVENCIO LOBOS, JR.-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY ELVIRA TABUENA IN FAVOR OF JOVENCIO LOBOS, JR. OF A CPC FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CATARMAN-RAWIS & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 27, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JHON CARLO EXPRESS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 25, 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 10th day of July 2013.

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0458 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

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council; provide policy that will prevent other barangay officials form meddling into the affairs of SK; and provide minimal allowance to SK kagawads or clear benefits to SK kagawads and officials such as scholarship in tertiary level or college. These reforms are expected by Serdoncillo to be part of President’s Aquino State of the Nation Address this July 22. “I am expecting for the President to certify a bill that would improve the SK as an institution where leadership skills among the youth will be developed. A bill that would make the SK as training ground for future effective, efficient and incorruptible leaders of the country,” Serdoncillo stressed. For Chua, whose elder

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The three components include benchmarking assessment of the state and local universities and colleges in the region, social marketing to enhance acceptability of the EVUS concept and stakeholder’s perceptions of the amalgamation concept for government-run higher learning institutions. In a presentation at the Regional Development Council, Rotacio Gravoso, professor of VSU’s department of development communication, said higher education institutions are “quietly protecting and expanding their respective turfs and competing with each other.” “There is a minimal complementation among state universities and colleges (SUCs) in instruction and extension. However, there is closer complementation in research but local universities and colleges are outside of the SUCs loop and are struggling in adherence to standards,” Gravoso said. The VSU also noted the region’s high poverty incidence despite the presence of 13 higher learning institutions run by the national and local government with huge amounts of budget support from the to design programs. “Given the status of SUCs, poverty situation in the region and in response to the national call for educational reforms, leaders of educational institutions intend to re-engineer operation of higher education institutions in Eastern Visayas,” said VSU board secretary Daniel Tudtud. Tudtud emphasized the need for shools to integrate programs in the bid to identify the niche that each school will occupy in the EVUS

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framework and for developing mechanisms for harmonizing the school’s program. The RDC deferred the proposal in its recent meeting since it has to be reviewed to the task force composed the Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges and concerned national government officials. The proposed study covers Abuyog Community College, Palompon Institute Technology, VSU, Northwest Samar State University, Samar State University, Colegio de Las Navas, University of Eastern Philippines , Eastern Visayas State University, Leyte Normal University, Eastern Samar State University, Maasin City College, Southern Leyte State University and Naval State University.

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is an elected councilor but once headed the city SK federation, the age of SK members should be increased from 15 to 17 year old to 18 to 21 year old. The idea of increasing the age of SK membership, according to him, is for the officials of the youth organization to have full discretion of their own in making decisions to any binding contract that they will enter into. “At the age of 18, you are legally allowed to enter into any contract without any supervision from adult and you can already make decision of your own without being dictated. So if this will be applied to SK, the reform which we are pushing and not abolishing, this would make our organization stronger and better,” Chua stressed. But even at their very young age as official of the youth organization, they are capable to make decision of their own for the betterment of their fellow youth provided that no adult will interfere and dictate them on what they will do, added Chua. The youth official also stressed that their organization should also be given the chance to manage their own fund separate from the account of the barangay council. “SK should never be abolished because it is our only avenue to be heard in our society and to have participation in the government that has the biggest population in our present time,” Chua added. (ROEL T AMAZONA)

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Palo Cathedral to hold PC Run 2013 PALO, Leyte - The Palo Cathedral holds its grand fun run 2013 this August 3, 4 am, at Palo Cathedral grounds. This activity was conceptualized by this year’s hermana, the Corpin family, who coordinated with the Palo Committee of Sports headed by Dr. Ciriaco Agner. In line with the celebration of the 183rd town fiesta, this fun run was organized and the proceeds of the event would go to the repair of the old “Pipe Organ,” which was donated to the church a few years ago by a group of Palon-on people who are now based in the United

States. The fun run consists of a 5-kilometer, 10-kilometer, and 18-kilometer race, open to all running enthusiasts, associations, LGUs and various youth and parish ministries in Palo, Tacloban and nearby communities or towns as well. “This is the very first grand fun run in Palo wherein different bodies, not just from the town but also from the city and nearby towns, will be joining the activity and with that, we are very much pleased and encouraged to anticipate the success of this fun run especially that it will be for a great cause,” Dr. Roy Manuel Espina,

co-coordinator of the said event, said in a phone interview. “Early registrants will have a 25% discount for their fees, that’s why we encourage everyone who are interested to join this fun run to just proceed to our registration booths before July 15,” Dr. Kimberly Queen Corpin Dadizon, co-organizer, said in an interview. The 5-kilometer run will have the route going to Salvacion-New Diversion Road-BarasGuindapunan-and back to its starting point. The 10-kilometer run will follow the Salvacion-New Diversion Road-Baras-

DepEd-Smart introduce mobile app in support of alternative learning The Department of Education’s Bureau of Alternative Learning System (BALS) and Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) have partnered in pioneering mobile technologies to aid teachers across the country. BALS handles nonformal education, providing a venue for individuals of all ages that were not able to and cannot go through the formal classroom learning to still get education and secure their elementary and high school diplomas. The method by which education is delivered is through 6,000 mobile teachers all over the country who go where the students are—in the mountains, isolated sitios, markets or barangay centers. Smart, thru application partner Orange Fix, has developed a mobile application that will allow these educators to access teaching materials anytime, anywhere, online or offline from their mobile devices like tablets. Smart is offering the ALS mobile app freeof-charge and has bundled the app with lowcost tablets powered by Smart Bro. Teachers will have the option to go prepaid or postpaid, depending on their

preference and requirements. “Smart is pleased to partner with BALS in introducing mobile technology in teaching. Through this collaboration, we hope to democratize access to devices, connectivity and content,” said Darwin Flores, Smart department head for community partnerships. “This is just the start. Smart will soon be introducing mobile learning for students as well,” added Flores. “This would make the jobs of our mobile teachers a little easier. Because they are mobile, having all their teaching materials in a tablet would be more

convenient than them having to carry around all those books and other teaching paraphernalia when they go to their students,” said BALS director Dr. Carolina Guerrero. This project is part of Smart’s efforts to promote mEducation in the country, or the use of mobile technologies to enable learning, especially to those students that do not have access to formal classroom learning. The tablets that are pre-loaded with the ALS mobile app can be ordered online via www. smart.com.ph/Bro/ DepEdBALS<http:// w w w. s m a r t . c o m . p h / Bro/DepEdBALS. (PR)

National Housing Authority (NHA)-Candahug (BIR)-Pawing-Guindapunan-and back. However, the 18-kilometer run will have the same route from Salvacion to Candahug and from there; they will travel from Manlurip-San Jose- Coca-cola-Marasbaras-Pawing-Guindapunan-and back. Each will have the Palo Cathedral grounds as the starting area. Moreover, medical and hydration stations will also be provided for the runners in every 2.5 kilometers of each route. Each booth will be assisted by marshals coming from the Bureau of Fire Protection-

Palo (BFP-Palo) and some CAT students from St. Mary of Palo (SMAP). Also, according to Espina, a promotional run participated in by volunteer-runners from Tacloban will also be conducted on July 15 at the downtown area. This will start at 6 am at the Sto. Niño Church grounds, traversing the streets of Real, Imelda Veteranos, Justice Romualdez and back to its point of origin. This aims to encourage more participants to the said event. For further inquiries, you can call 323-4050 or 832-0330 or proceed to the Palo Cathedral Parish.

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food. Dilao also call on all local government executives to increase budget allocation for nutrition and promotingthat having a good nutrition program indicates good governance. Dilao added by 2015, they aim to bring down half the number of underweightfor-age-under-five from 27.3 percent in 1990 to 13.7 percent as our commitment to the MDG. Aside from the three towns, the media caravan went to Taft, Maydolong and Borongan City. By the middle of this month, there is another media caravan in the towns of Leyte to assess the nutrition programs of the local government units. The Nutrition Month celebration culminates with the 2nd Regional Biennial Barangay Nutrition Scholars congress and the regional nutrition awarding ceremony. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)

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