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DAILY EXPRESS VOL. XXV NO. 094

MONDAY JULY 15, 2013

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Campaign vs. pre-marital sex intensified in Tacloban City BY JOEY A. GABIETA

TACLOBAN CITY – Alarmed with a high number of young people in the city engaging in pre-marital sex, a youth group under the City Population Office is to intensify their advocacy campaign against the PMS.

Based on a random survey conducted by the

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CPO, 23 percent of the city youth are engaged in PMS, which makes Tacloban one of the highest PMS incidence in the region. The survey involved 966 respondents or seven young persons aged 15 to

25 years in each of Tacloban’s 138 villages. “This number is really high...our youth engaging in pre-marital sex. We are doing our advocacy campaign among our youth in the city to primarily inform them that it is not

DENR-8 calls for stronger conservation of Burauen forest

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has called on for stronger conservation Burauen, Leyte’s forest following the recent sightings of elusive Philippine Eagle by a group of environmentalists. DENR Regional Director Manolito Ragub

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said that although it is a protected area, new sightings of Philippine Eagle calls for revision of its management plan. The purpose is to gain more support from international organizations, private sector and local government units. The DENR is also seeking help for conservation activities from the Philippine National Oil Company, which explored the nearby mountain range of Mahagnao

Volcano and Natural Park decades back for geothermal energy. “Hunters in the thick forest of Barangay Kagbana in Burauen have claimed that they had seen the Philippine Eagle in the area. This encouraged experts to conduct investigation in the area to validate the claims of local residents,” Ragub said. The group conducted the survey from Februto page 2

right for them to engage in sex at early age,” Rhea Canes, a youth volunteer under the CPO, said during the weekly media forum “Express it at the Park” held at the Leyte Park Resort Saturday. Thus, their campaign

against PMS is to be intensified by them by visiting more barangays and providing their young audience information as to why they should not engage sex at their stage. According to Canes, to page 8

DSWD to orient new mayors in EV on agency’s programs TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Social Welfare and Development in this region is set to conduct an orientation to newly-elected mayors in Eastern Visayas by the end of this month, according to DWSD Assistant Regional Director Nestor Ramos. This orientation is in relation to the different programs that their agency is implementing to have a better cooperation from the newly-elected chief executives.

Programs that are being implemented by their agency are the 4Ps, KALAHI-CIDSS, Social Pension for Senior Citizens to include the implementation of Justice Juvenile Welfare Act, which is currently in the center of controversy due to the increasing number of youth involve in crime. There are 60 newlyelected mayors in the region and 18 of them are from the Leyte. “If we want to estabto page 3


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NEWS

Leyte Samar Daily Express

Monday, 15 July 2013

DSWD implements shelter project for IPs in Leyte, Southern Leyte

TACLOBAN CITY – A project for indigenous people (IP) is currently being undertaken by the Department of Social Welfare and Development in Leyte and Southern Leyte, according to DSWD Assistant Regional Director Nestor Ramos. This project is currently centered among Badjaos that are currently roaming around the province, most of them are in Tacloban. This settlement project of the agency is part of the Pamilyang Pili-

pino Pantawid Program of the government, said Ramos. However, in implementing this program, the official said that part of the program should be on the culture of understanding. “Basically they are nomad people; they will travel from one place to another in search for food.So if you want to address the problem,you should try to understand first their culture,” Ramos said. The reason why this Badjaos have reached

our region, according to Ramos, is the insurgency problem in the southern part of Mindanao where they came from. The present number of Badjaos monitored by their agency in Bato, Leyte are about 60 families.This number is static as they usually leave the town and sometimes their real names are not given by the indigenous people to those who are conducting the survey. “I just hope that this project will be successful and the government will provide the proper inter-

vention for them,” Ramos added. Presence of Badjaos in this city had been one of the problems by the city government especially during special occasions when they troop to the city to ask for alms and foods. The city government had conducted a saturation drive against the Badjaos last month before the city fiesta and sent them to Bato but many of them were seen roaming the city streets again. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)

More benefits for E. Samar farmers

B O R O N G A N CITY—The farmers of his province will get more support as the reelected governor is considering giving more assistance to the agriculture sector in a bid to increase farm productivity. Eastern Samar Governor Conrado Nicart Jr. in an interview said that for another three years, of his administration he will give more support to the province’s agricultural sector and modernize agricultural production to attain food self sufficiency and minimize if not solve the high poverty incidence especially in the rural areas. The recent report of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) in East-

ern Visayas reveal that the province of Eastern Samar is the poorest of the six provinces in the region, with a poverty incidence of 59.4 percent. The NEDA report added that poor agricultural production has worsened the poverty situation in the region. Gov. Nicart pointed out that his province is basically an agricultural economy and agricultural modernization is one of his top priorities of his administration to combat poverty. He added that from 2010 up this year, his office has allocated P40 million per year to the agricultural sector. The governor disclosed that more seminars and trainings on modern agricultural practices would be con-

the next three years, his administration would ducted for the farmers construct more farm to to adhere to modern market roads, extend way of farming and set more farm inputs, equipaside traditional way of ment, harvest and postharvest facilities to the farm practices. He also disclosed for farmers. (RESTITUTO A.

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ary 21 to March 8, 2013 but it was on on March 4 that the group has spotted a Philippine Eagle in the mountain range of Pangasugan in Kagbana village, which is close Mahagnao in the upland of Burauen. In a report, the group composed of Giovanne Tampos and Kathleen Aballe of DENR-University of the Philippines project biologists and Jasper Mark Cari of the Philippine Eagle Foundation believed that a breeding pair is inhabits the area. “Based on the behaviors seen, the Philippine Eagle is most likely an

adult. Knowing that the previous fieldwork recorded a juvenile call and it was just approximately three-kilometer aerial distance away from our location, we think that there is a breeding pair in the area,” the team said. The team recommend to immediately conduct surveys in the adjacent forests of Kagbana like Pangasugan range and Mahagano Natural Park to know if there are other occupied eagle territories, conduct thorough observation to know the status of the Philippine eagle seen in Kagbana village. Experts also asked authorities to locate the nest of the Philippine Eagle and

initiate diet and breeding behavior studies, explore possible communitybased conservation initiatives in areas of the nesting territory where there is high people and wildlife conflict. “This is best done in close partnership with communities whose livelihood depend largely on forest resources. In Kagbana for example, many are dependent on forest resources like rattan. Additionally, the community is also actively hunting and trapping wild animals like wild pigs, deers and palm civets; the same prey items of the Philippine Eagles,” the team said in its report. Angelito Villanueva, head of Eastern Visayas Regional Eagle Watch Team, said they are highly considering the recommendations of experts for more intensified conservation efforts. It will incorporated in their ongoing project – “Reintroducing the Philippine Eagle in Leyte: Ensuring

the Survival of the King of Birds.” “The presence of Philippine Eagle in Burauen confirms the existence of highest diversity in the area. It is considered one of the largest and most powerful eagles in the world,” Villanueva added. The DENR has identified Leyte mountains as re-discovery site for the Philippine Eagle following the recent sightings of this critically endangered bird species. It took about 30 years before the Philippine Eagle was sighted again in Leyte mountains, according to the DENR, making the province as the country’s rediscovery area. (SARWELL Q.

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NEWS

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Leyte implements ARSE to curb premarital sex, teenage pregnancy TACLOBAN CITY— To curb premarital sex and teenage pregnancy, the provincial government of Leyte is implementing the Adolescent Responsible Sexuality Education (ARSE) in various elementary and high schools all over the province. Leyte provincial population officer Mel Cawile said that during the incumbency of former governor and now Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla, a module was prepared and was pilot tested at Palo Central School with Grades 5 and 6 pupils as participants. “The module was developed after then Governor Petilla told us about a recent study that Leyte had a high number of teenagers engaged in premarital sex,” Cawile said. “According to him [Petilla] pregnant mothers are getting younger and younger, the youngest of whom he had encountered was only 12 years old. That

made him decide to craft a module designed for school children,” Cawile added. “ARSE is now being taught in various schools in the province, including Grades 7 and 8 high school students,” Cawile said. Cawile stressed that children and adolescent need accurate and comprehensive education about sexuality to practice healthy sexual behaviour as adults in the future. “It is emphasized in the module that early, exploitative and risky sexual activity may lead to health and social problems such as unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases,” Cawile said. Cawile meanwhile pointed out that sex education is still best taught by parents. “Discussions on sexuality may be an awkward subject for parents and teens but it is very necessary. Kids are learning about sex at younger ages due to social media availability and the absence of

moral guidance on TV, in music and in open conversation with peers,” Cawile said. “What used to be taught at home a generation or two ago, when children were hitting puberty in the early teens, is out of step and way too late for today’s teens,” she added. She said that while teenagers may have the head knowledge about sex, they usually don’t have the emotional maturity to handle the objective areas of sexuality. “Teenagers still need the age appropriate parental discussions in an environment where they don’t have to posture or pretend to be knowledgeable and that’s where parents come in,” she said. “Although there are lessons taught in schools, sex education is still the parents’ responsibility. By reinforcing and supplementing what adolescents learn in school, parents can set the stage for a lifetime of healthy sexuality,” she added. (REYAN

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EVAREPI officers inducted

Eastern Visayas and CARAGA region are the pilot sites of the program because of their location that is prone to disaster and calamities. The training has nine modules that needs to be completed by the fisherfolk volunteers and these include common hazards in the community response group, securing family in preparing for response, first aid and basic life support, incident command system: community quick response

sorting technique, dead body management, fire emergency, basic search and rescue and water emergency. “If this pilot testing becomes successful, the next action we will do is to replicate in other provinces that are also vulnerable to disaster and calamities,” Manuel explained. She added that by the month of September, an evaluation would be made for the project that was started in 2012. (ROEL

TACLOBAN CIT Y – The officers of the newly organized Eastern Visayas Association Real Estate Professionals, Incorporated (EVAREPI) inducted into office by Eduardo Ong, chairman of the Professional Regulator y Board for Real Estate Professionals under the Professional Regulations Commission on July 5, 2013 at Patio Victoria here. It was learned by Leyte Samar Daily Express that the association was organized by licensed real estate brokers in the region. The association aims to professionalize real estate ser vices through proper and effective regulation and super vision of technically competent, responsible and

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rangay council for the protection of children (BCPC), which will address problem on juvenile delinquents and street children. Through the establishment of an active BCPC the social welfare agency official said that they are hoping the barangay would do programs is on preventive aspect

through the strengthening of parent’s responsibility through family development session. The monitoring of a BCPB establishment, however, is with the jurisdiction of the Department of Interior and Local Government Ramos stressed. (ROEL AMAZONA)

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Tacloban fisherfolks trained by DSWD to be volunteers

TACLOBAN CITY – The second batch of teamBRE volunteers of Team Balikatan Rescue Emergency volunteers from the three coastal barangay of this city composed of 26 volunteers will have their emergency response training this July 29 to August 2, according to Natalia Manuel of the Social Technology Bureau of the Department of Social Welfare and Development central office. This new set of volunteers to be trained is part of the 50 fisherfolk volunteers from barangays 88, 89 and 90 trained by project partners from the Office of the Civil Defense, Eastern Visayas State University, Philippine Coast Guard and the DSWD. Manuel added that

Officers and Board of Trustees of the Eastern Visayas Association Real Estate Professionals, Incorporated being inducted by Eduardo G. Ong, (extreme left) chairman of the Professional Regulatory Board for Real Estate Professionals under the Professional Regulations Commission on July 5, 2013 at Patio Victoria.

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lish partnership with them, they should if what are those programs that they are partnering with us,” said Ramos. Among the programs they will tackle in the orientation, according to Ramos, is the establishment of ba-

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respected professionals whose standard of practice shall be globally competitive and will promote the growth of the real estate industr y. Before the association’s officers induction, real estate brokers who acquired licenses under the Department of Trade and Industr y, were sworn in as professionals under the Professional Regulations Commission by PRC Regional Director German Palabyab pursuant to Section 25 of Republic Act 9646 other wise known as the Grandfather’s Clause of the Real Estate Ser vice Act of the Philippines. The inductees were Jose Malibago, Bibian Malibago, Letecia Abejuela, Ma. Norma Allawan, Concordia Mirasol, Esteban Sacramento, David Alcober, Armando Mate and Jesus Espinazo. In his message, Palayab explained the role of the PRC in the regulation of real estate professionals so that only those who are licensed will practice the profession. Inducted into of-

fice as EVAREPI Officers were Eduardo de Veyra – president, Jose Malibago – vice president, Evelyn Michaud – secretar y, Geraldine Garcia – treasurer, Esteban Sacramento – auditor, Concordia Mirasol – P.I.O. and Board of Trustees – Letecia Abejuela, Jesus Espinazo, Ma. Norma Allawan, David Alcober and Armando Mate. During his inspirational message, Ong expressed appreciation for the initiative of the real estate professionals in Region 8 for organizing themselves so that the practice of Real Estate profession will be enhanced and regulated. Aside from ng who was the guest of honor and Palabyab, also present during the affair were Atty. and Mrs. Absalon Apostol, president of Saint Paul’s School of Business and Law and Leyte provincial assessor Ralph Iriarte, current dean, College of Real Estate Professionals of Saint Paul’s School of Business and Law. (AL ELLEMA)


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OPINION

Leyte Samar Daily Express

Monday, 15 July 2013

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Lift suspension on RH Law

irst day of Supreme Court hearing of the RH Law accommodating the petition of anti-RH Law advocates is providing us a suspicion it will take time before the Supreme Court can justifiably decide on the merits of the petitioners desire to have it outlawed. On the first topic/ issue of when life really begins anti RH Law, lawyer Concepcion Noche says that conception begins in fertilization not when fertilized egg has already embedded itself in the uterus of a mother. Some justices however have expressed sceptical thoughts on the competence of the court to rule on the constitutionality of the law, based on some arguments that will be forwarded later by those who support and agree that the law does not violate any provisions of the Constitution. The Supreme Court certainly will not undergo the same process of deep and detailed scrutiny because such exercise was already deliberated in detail when this bill was introduced in both houses with ample time spent before it became a law. The anti-RH bill legislators had

all the days given for their arguments during the sessions conducted. We therefoare say let the law be effected. It is pro-decent life – not just pro-life. It is needless for the piece to say in detail the sufferings of large families which parents can hardly afford support to live to justify its passage. The anti-RH law which is strongly advocated by the Roman Catholic Church can still perform their roles in what they say regarding the “evils” of this law. They have all the power and the chance to speak against it, commanding their faithful not to avail of the program. Comparing Catholics to other religious denominations, the Roman Catholic Church say masses several times in a day and days of holy obligations with hundreds of church-goers attending. They have a big captured audience who listen to their well-crafted homilies. Here they can pack their homilies with all the “evils” they see in the law. However, allow the law to run its course and be operational especially to those people who feel they need it.

Hope for the homeless It is heart warming to know that housing projects shall be one of the concerns of the new provincial government under Governor Dominico L. Petilla. Indeed a manifestation of what is there in the heart of the young governor. He follows the line of commendable concerns his mother Matin, Icot, his brother governors of the province in addressing needs of Leyteños. The housing project will have Palo municipality as a pilot project area. It is a response of the provincial government to give assistance to the mu-

nicipality and designed to provide homes for informal settlers who have dwellings along Bangon River that becomes dangerous during big floods. Palo Mayor Matin Petilla of course has already started convincing them

to transfer to designated relocation sites. Pretty soonit will expanded to other towns with similar problems. -oOoThe atmosphere of fear embedded in the hearts and minds of Malot Galenzoga

s supporters could be valid, not because of anything else, but mostly of their awareness of what they did in the rally, they conducted in July 1 in front of Baybay City Hall. Throwing stones that hit police officers and some civilians and that broke glass windows, even destroying some expensive office equipment can never be justified. To conduct protest rallies is a constitutional right of citizens of this republic, but it has to be legitimate by getting a permit from concerned officials where

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OPINION

Monday, 15, July 2013

PECUNIARY DECENCY

Ferdinand Marcos’ coconut levy robbed impoverished farmers blind long after the dictatorship collapsed in 1986. The Supreme Court, last week, shredded crony Eduardo Cojuangcoo’s claim for sequestered 700 million San Miguel Corporation shares. Should we cheer? President Benigno Aquino froze tapping into the SMC kitty, until the high court handed a final decision. That came Tuesday. In a unanimous resolution, the Court declared Cojunagco shares in United Coconut Planters Bank as government-owned. It affirmed the July 2003 Sandiganbayan decision that his UCPB shares were swiped coco levies.The SC upheld shredded “with finality” a May 1975 Philippine Coconut Administration decision:. “Compensate” Cojuangco with 10 percent from the 72 percent First United Bank

(now UCPB) stocks. “Farmers hail court ruling in UCPB case,” an Inquirer banner read. Government will sell P14.4 billion worth of the stocks, Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. president Valentin Araneta said.. That’d go into a trust fund for coconut farmers. Under martial law, Marcos signed Presidential Decree 276. It directed that “coco levies” be clamped in 68 provinces. These would be owned by cronies “in their private capacities.” Taxes became individual loot. If PD 276 is not scrubbed as unconstitutional, “Marcos found a legal and valid way to steal,” wrote then columnist Antonio Carpio. As Supreme Court justice today, Carpio finds himself vindicated, Cojuangco was martial law coconut czar , until People Power drove him into Haiwaiian exile with the dictator. In between,

levies bankrolled a hydra of coco mills, a bank, even a producers’ federation that never mustered names of supposed one million members. Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, in August 1998, presented to President Joseph Estrada a Catholic BishopsBusinessmen’s Conference memo.. “Abuse of state power” wrung those monies from impoverished coconut farmers ,it said.. They should be returned.. But just before People Power II, Erap signed Executive Orders 313 and 315. These delivered the levy— estimated at over P100 billion then —to cronies,” “It was grand larceny that needed ever-larger doses of hypocrisy. Today, Manila Mayor Estrada pledges honest government. Led by Chief Justice Hilario Davide, the Supreme Court ruled the levy were public funds. IA furious Cojuangco unleashed, in November 2003, a “Brat Pack” of Nationalist People’s Coalition congressmen to impeach Davide .”Is this a coalition of cretins?,” snapped Rep. Teodoro Locsin Jr.. “The conundrum of the House is: how to climb, out of the shit hole in which a third of its members descended with such stealth…” The House spurned Cojuangco’s “hitmen”.

PNP is not for PMAers

The proposal of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Alumni Association to let the graduates of the country’s premier military school join the police force is untenable. The police force is civilian in character while the PMA is military by nature. RA 6975 created the PNP that is distinct from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The PNP is civilian in character that is why it is under the administrative supervision of the DILG. The PNP Academy (PNPA) was established to train future police officers for public safety ensuring local peace and order and doing law enforcement

work. The PNPA is tasked with undertaking preparatory education and professional training for the PNP, the Bureau of Fire Protection and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)). The PNPA is the premier institution for the training, human resource development and continuing education of all police, fire and jail personnel. PNPA graduates are trained to be public safety officers working closely with communities while PMA graduates are trained best in defending the country against internal and external threats. While there has been a notable decline in the number of applicants for PMA

cadetship, the PNPA has attracted as many as 30,000 applicants per year. Several PNP officers claim that this could be one of the reasons PMA graduates have been pushing for the re-entry of PMA graduates into the police force. In the past, the PMA was able to recruit the brightest high school senior students because of the prospect of joining either the military or police service. The PMA has produced national leaders in the person of Rufino Biazon, Gregorio Honasan, Panfilo Lacson and Antonio Trillanes who all became Senators of the Philippines. Be that as it may, the Constitution states that there is only one police unit, the PNP which is civilian in character. Let the PNP handled by the PNPA graduates and not the PMA graduates. The PNP Academy will be rendered useless if PMA graduates will be allowed to re-entry the police force. We have to demilitarize the police force.

On the coco levy, the Corona Supreme Court flipflopped four times It somersaulted also four times on the bill that turned 16 unqualified towns into cities. Flight attendants, won final judgement on their case, were stunned to learn it had been reversed --- by a “final judgement” The Corona Court issued March 2011, an “entry of judgment”: Cojuangco’s P56.3-billion SMC shares are now “final.” SMC stock certificates in blank, found in a Malacañang vault when the Marcoses scrammed for Hawaii , “legally” belong to Cojuangco. “The joke of the century,” snapped then Justice Conchita Carpio Morales. Cojuangco “used for his personal benefit the very same funds entrusted to him,” Morales’ dissenting opinion states. “[These] were released to him through illegal and improper machination of loan transactions. [His] contravention of corporation laws … indicates a clear violation of fiduciary duty…” Before Tuesday’s decision, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad suggested in an Inquirer interview: Go through the fine print of proposed

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such rally will be conducted. This rally did not get one. Worse, it became violent. -oOoThat rally that turned violent was in protest against the electoral victory of mayoralty reelectionist Carmen L. Cari who convincingly garnered 30,618 votes against Galenzoga’s 15,421. The latter however did a self-proclamation she won and accusing Cari to have cheated the elections. Anywhere in this planet, especially in democratic countries, a legitimate office of that government like the COMELEC, is the one that proclaims results of electoral contests. That Baybay city violent rally is therefore uncalled for. Defeated candidate “Malot” Galenzoga should simply file a protest before the Commission on Elections – bare all the evidences in her hand to prove her point. By now, she likewise should file cases of human rights violations allegedly committed by authorities against her supporters. That is a more commendable move to do and civil.

Leyte Samar Daily Express conversion of SMC shares, It had a curiously “stitchedin qualification”: Should the government sell its shares, San Miguel Corp. “shall have (a) exclusive option to buy said shares and (b) at P75 per share.” Wait! Isn’t that a Court-sanctioned fire sale for a cozy monopoly? A share commanded P114 at the stock exchange at that time,,Coconut Industry Investment Fund chair Wigberto Tañada said. In a free market, government would probably earn P87 billion for the small farmers.But this booby-trapped provision would shackle the government into settling for only P57 billion. Who’d pocket the P30 billion “diff ” this time around?. Farmers would be suckered again ---That “joke of the century 2.” But. Tuesday’s decision scrubs that rewind .This greed plays out in a country where the richest

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10 per cent, in mansions, with four-wheel drives and bodyguards, consume 31 centavos out of every peso,. In contrast, the poorest 10 per cent, huddled in slums, make do with three centavos. When a crisis hits, the poor pare that down to two centavos. The rich rearrange their menus. . “Here, net worth equals self-worth,” a banker explained,. Bank balances and car models set the pecking order,. You cornered the coconut levy? You get first places at table, plus a Supreme Court justice or two as bonus. Some call that “pecuniary decency”. And poverty becomes the original sin. Transporting gold to the grave is the end-all and beall. Official position evolves into a tool for conserving perks of the elite. What does it profit a man if he grabs all the levy but in the end have the poor piss on his grave? ####

July 15, 2013 – Monday of the 15th Week in Ordinary Time Ex 1:8-14,22; Ps 124; Mt 10:34-11:1 JESUS: A CAUSE OF DIVISION [Jesus said to the Twelve,] “Do not think that I have come to bring peace upon the earth. I have come to bring not peace but the sword. For I have come to set a man ‘against his father, a daughter against her mother and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law; and one’s enemies will be those of his household.’ “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. “Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is righteous will receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple – amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” When Jesus finished giving these commands to his twelve disciples, he went away from that place to teach and to preach in their towns. CONSTANT HASSLES For Andrew, family life is a struggle. Each day is filled with conflict. His parents don’t trust him; they don’t accept the way he is and they want him to change and be more like his older brother. But Andrew is different and so he has to endure constant hassles about the clothes he wears, the color of his hair, and the kids he hangs out with. He prays to Jesus to bring peace to his family but it seems to no avail. The paradox of the gospel is still not available to his young mind. Andrew will learn that in the kingdom it is the blind who see, the lame who walk, and the deaf who hear. That’s good news for broken families and broken relationships. The day will come when he will break free from his family, leave behind his mother and his father, the expectations of a sinful generation, the values of a passing world, and seek the One he loves more than life. Jesus is the rejected one who calls the rejected of the world to his side. “Most loving God, you created me in perfect love, yet I am an imperfect person. I struggle each day for peace, but find division instead. Help me to see your kingdom coming even in my sinful life.” (Between Sundays by Paul Boundreau published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. #321-31-95) Sower’s Seeds: “Let us all know how to master our own body in holiness and virtue, and not allow concupiscence to overcome us. God has called us not to uncleanness but to holiness. ” -Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family


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NOTICES

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0466 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1444 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. ROBERTO CAPAROS-VENDOR CHLOE LATORRE-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY ROBERTO CAPAROS-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF CHLOE LATORRE-VENDEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-BALUGO & VICE VERSA WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2013, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, HOLLY MULTICAB. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0461 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a SCHOOL TRANSPORT service. LIBAGON ACADEMY FOUNDATION, INC. Rep. By: ANDRICA EDILLO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 10 Eighth Judicial Region Abuyog, Leyte HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-Ibig) Mortgagee-versusJOSE A. BARANDA, Mortgagor EJF No. 13-1019 FOR: EXTRAJUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135, AS AMENDED BY ACT 4118 x- - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PagIBIG), against JOSE A. BARANDA, of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and with postal address at 239 Real St., Tacloban City; to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 25, 2013 amounts to NINE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY ONE PESOS & 73/100 (P984,831.73), inclusive of interests and penalty charges as of February 25, 2013; plus 10% of the total indebtedness as attorney’s fees; plus other expenses incidental to this foreclosure as well as the sheriff’s fees, all in Philippine Currency. The undersigned wil SELL AT PUB-

FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A SCHOOL TRANSPORT SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM LIBAGON ACADEMY FOUNDATION INC., TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RESIDENCES WITHIN SOUTHERN LEYTE & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 121h 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-2011-0349 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name. ROMUALDO CANOY, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-MATAG-OB VIA KANANGA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 19, 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 VIRGO TRANSPORT SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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.

LIC AUCTION on August 14, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning and soon thereafter, to be conducted at the Office of the Sheriff, RTC, Branch 10, Abuyog, Leyte, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the real property and all improvements thereon more particularly described as follows: TCT No. TP-19032 Lot 480, Case 5, Cad. 900 “A parcel of land designated as Lot 480, Case 5, Cad. 900 situated in the District II, MacArthur, Leyte, Bounded in the N., along lines 1-2 by Lot 489, case 5, cad. 900; on the E., along line 2-3 by lot 389; case 5, cad. 900; on the SW., along line 3-4 by San Vicente Street and on the W., along line 4-1 by lot 488, case 5, cad. 900. Containing an area of FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR (574) square meters. The undersigned further gives NOTICE that if on August 14, 2013 the minimum requirement of two (2) bidders will not participate in the bidding, this sale shall be postponed and rescheduled to September 13, 2013 at the same date, time and place heretofore stated without further need for publication and posting. Prospective buyers/bidders are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title/tax declaration of said property and its encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. Abuyog, Leyte, June 21, 2013.

(Sgd.) CLEMENTINO V. RUDAS Court Sheriff

LSDE: July 15, 22 & 29, 2013

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 111h 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-2008-0302 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV SHUTTLE service & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. RODOLFO PFLEIDER 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 TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REG. 08 & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 23, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DUPTOURS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 121h day of July 2013.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0464 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1143 Application for Voluntary Segregation of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. PABLITO LIONG-1st Party Applicant GREGORIO MONTEJO, JR.-2nd Party Applicant Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. UP TO SEPTEMBER 9, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR VOLUNTARY SEGREGATION OF UNIT/S FROM PABLITO LIONG-1ST PARTY APPLICANT TO GREGORIO MONTEJO, JR.-2ND PARTY APPLICANT USING THE SAME ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MEKYLA TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 30, 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 121h day of July 2013.

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale filed by the RURAL BANK OF DULAG (LEYTE) INC., Dulag, Leyte, against SPS. ARTURO M. ABARCA and REMEDIOS A. ABARCA, both of legal age, Filipino and residents of Brgy. Bunga, Abuyog, Leyte; to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of January 15, 2013 amounts to THREE HUNDRED NINETY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY SEVEN PESOS & 78/100 (P390,277.78), including interests, penalties, and attorney’s fees; and plus other expenses incidental to this foreclosure, all in Philippine Currency, the undersigned will SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION on August 14, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning and soon thereafter, to be conducted at the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Branch 10, Abuyog, Leyte, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following real property and all improvements thereon: TAX DECLARATION

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-2011-0231

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0467

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

Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

MARIA LOURDES TAN 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: TACLOBAN CITY-ST. PAUL’S-CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 5, 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 HANS HENNA HANCY’S TRANSPORT SERVICE. 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 111h day of July 2013.

JOY M. MERCOLITA 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: CARIGARA-KANANGA & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, AYANA TRANSPORT SERVICES. 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 HANS HENNA HANCY’S TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 121h day of July 2013.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(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 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 10 Eighth Judicial Region Abuyog, Leyte RURAL BANK OF DULAG (LEYTE) INC., Mortgagee -versusSPS. ARTURO M. ABARCA and REMEDIOS A. ABARCA Mortgagors EJF-13-1018 x- - - - - - - - - - x NOTICE OF SALE

Monday, 15 July 2013

No. 2477 TCT No. T-6134, lot 1164 of pls-645 (coco land - 2.7465 has.) “This parcel of land is located along the Brgy. Road of Inayupan, with a total area of 2.7465 has. declared and titled in the name of Arturo Abarca with bounderies clearly identified as follows: Along line 2-3 by road; on the E., along line 3-4-5-6 by lot 1165, pls-645; on the SE., along line 6-7 by lot 1166, pls-645; along line 7-8 by lot 1167, pls-645; on the SW., along line 8-9-10-11-12 by lot 1193, pls-645; on the W., along lines 12-13-14-1516 by lot 1162, pls-645; and on the NW., along line 16-1 by lot 1163, pls-645. Market Value of the said property is P53,830.00 and assessed value of P21,530.00. Including all improvements thereon.” The undersigned further gives NOTICE that if on August 14, 2013 the minimum requirement of two (2) bidders will not participate in the bidding, this sale shall be postponed and rescheduled to September 13, 2013 at the same date, time and place heretofore stated, without further need for publication and posting. Prospective buyers/bidders are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title/tax declaration of said property and its encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. Abuyog, Leyte, May 22, 2013.

(Sgd.) CLEMENTINO V. RUDAS Court Sheriff

LSDE: July 15, 22 & 29, 2013

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0465 Ref. No. VIII-2011-0428

NILDA REBATO-VENDOR NONITO G. SUGALAN-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x

NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY NILDA REBATO IN FAVOR OF NONITO G. SUGALAN OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: BORONGAN-DOLORES & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 24, 2016. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPCP USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JAJAP’S TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 111h day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 10 Eighth Judicial Region Abuyog, Leyte RURAL BANK OF DULAG (LEYTE) INC., Mortgagee -versusCANDELARIA M. LAHER and EDMUNDO M. LAHER Mortgagors EJF-13-1017 x- - - - - - - - - - x NOTICE OF SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale filed by the RURAL BANK OF DULAG (LEYTE) INC., Dulag, Leyte, against CANDELARIA M. LAHER and EDMUNDO M. LAHER, both of legal age, Filipino and residents of Brgy. Victory, Abuyog, Leyte; to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of January 15, 2013 amounts to FOUR HUNDRED TWENTY TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED THIRTY THREE PESOS & 33/100 (P133,916.67), including interests, penalties, and attorney’s fees; and plus other

expenses incidental to this foreclosure, all in Philippine Currency, the undersigned will SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION on August 14, 2013 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning or soon thereafter, to be conducted at the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Branch 10, Abuyog, Leyte, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following real property and all improvements thereon: “A parcel of land classified as residential land located along Brgy. Victory St., containing an area of 81 sq.m. declared in the name of Sps. Edmundo M. Laher and Candelaria M. Laher described as follows: TAX DECLARATION no. 08-01005-00268 (res’l land - 81 sq.m.) Bounded on the North by portion already sold; on the South by remaining portion; on the East by remaining portion; and on the West by Brgy. Victory St., Market Value of the said property is P20,160.90 and assessed value of P4,030.00. Including all improvements thereon. TAX DECLARATION NO. 08-01005-00271 (res’l house) Erected of the above-de-

scribed property is residential house declared in the name of Spouses mentioned-above with description as follows: Made of concrete, concrete flooring, CHB walling, GI sheets as roofing, and with floor area of 118.80 sq.m. Market Value of the said property is P569,710.59 and assessed value of P142,430.00. Including all improvements thereon.” The undersigned further gives NOTICE that if on August 14, 2013 the minimum requirement of two (2) bidders will not particpate in the bidding, this sale shall be postponed and rescheduled to September 13, 2013 at the same date, time and place heretofore stated, without further need for publication and posting. Prospective buyers/bidders are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title/tax declaration of said property and its encumbrances thereon, if any there be. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. Abuyog, Leyte, May 22, 2013.

(Sgd.) CLEMENTINO V. RUDAS Court Sheriff

LSDE: July 15, 22 & 29, 2013


NEWS

Monday, 15, July 2013 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 11 CALUBIAN, Leyte ELVIE ARRIBADO SIMMONS Plaintiff -versusCHARLES JUSTIN SIMMONS Defendant CIVIL CASE NO. CN-171 FOR DECLARATION OF NULLITY OF MARRIAGE x- - - - - - - - - - - - -x SUMMONS

TO: CHARLES JUSTIN SIMMONS, Markland Condo Beach SOII Pattaya City, Thailand G R E E T I N G S: You are hereby required within fifteen (15) days after service of this Summons upon you, to file with this Court and serve on the plaintiff your answer to the complaint, copy of which is hereto attached together with the annexes. You are reminded of the provision in the IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restraint in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the Answer. WITNESS my hand under the seal of the Court, this 23rd day of April 2013. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARCELIANA F. YAP-APACIBLE Clerk of Court VI x- - - - - - - - - -- x

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 11 Calubian, Leyte ELVIE ARRIBADO SIMMONS Plaintiff -versusCHARLES JUSTIN SIMMONS Defendants CIVIL CASE NO. CN-171 FOR DECLARATION OF NULLITY OF MARRIAGE x- - - - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

Considering that defendant, Charles Justin Simmons, who was then a resident of Sitio Calumbangan, Brgy. Banat-i, San Isidro, Leyte, but his residence abroad is in Markland Condo Beach, SO1 1, Pattaya City, Thailand, can no longer be found at his local address because he moved on to an unknown place as alleged in the motion filed by plaintiff ELVIE ARRIBADO SIMMONS through counsel, summons therefore intended for service to the said defendant, is authorized to be effected by publication. Publish this Order together with the summons and complaint in a newspaper of general circulation in the Philippines including the province or City once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Likewise send a copy of the summons and complaint together with its annexes to the above-named defendant in the last known address given in the complaint. The said defendant is given a period of ninety (90)

days after notice to file his answer. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 19th day of June 2013, at Halls of Justice, Calubian, Leyte, Philippines.

(Sgd.) CRESCENTE F. MARAYA, JR. Executive Judge x- - - - - - - - - - - - x

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eight Judicial Region Branch 11 Calubian, Leyte ELVIE ARRIBADOSIMMONS Plaintiff, -versusCHARLES JUSTIN SIMMONS, Defendant Civil Case No. CN-171 For: “DECLARATION OF NULLITY OF MARRIAGE” x- - - - - - - - - - - - -x COMPLAINT

COMES NOW, the PLAINTIFF by the undersigned attorney, unto this Honorable Court, most respectfully avers: 1. Plaintiff is of legal age with residence at Sitio Calumbangan, Brgy. Banat-i, San Isidro, Leyte, Philippines, and defendant is likewise of legal age was formerly residing also in a rented house in Sitio Calumbangan, Brgy. Banat-i, San Isidro, Leyte and he has also a residence at Markland Condo Beach, SOI 1, Pattaya City, Thailand, where he can be served with summons and other processes of this Honorable Court; 2. Plaintiff and defendant got married on September 25, 2012 at Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC), Calubian, Leyte, as shown by their Certificate of Marriage attached hereto and marked as Annex “A” and made an integral part hereof; 3. At first plaintiff and defendant knew each other through communication in the internet sometime in the early part of year 2011. On November 2011 they personally met each other in Mandaue City, Cebu. And that was the start of their intimate relationship; 4. Defendant proposed to marry plaintiff, that is why September 25, 2012 they got married. Plaintiff accepted the proposal to marry defendant because she feel in love with him despite of the gap of their age. She thought also that due to the older age of defendant he is a good man as a husband, that is why despite of their short engagement and without knowing fully well his personality decided to marrying him; 5. After their wedding they flew to Thailand, because defendant is based on the said place and there they lived together as husband and wife. From then on plaintiff noticed that defendant is frequently jealous with plaintiff, he became so possessive, he will not let plaintiff go out of the house and frequently lock her up. Defendant treated plaintiff as a property which he own and try to dominate; 6. At first plaintiff extended her understanding to defendant because she thought that the jealousy and possessiveness of defendant was only temperamental and hope that it will change; 7. Plaintiff went home for a while in the Philip-

pines sometime nearly part of 2013 and when she returned in Thailand she noticed that defendant’s traits worsened, because he became so possessive and jealous type; 8. Plaintiff came to know that her husband was an addict because everyday he uses marijuana and she witnessed always sniffing and smoking the said kind of drugs and while he is on high he will became rude and she is afraid that he will harm her. She feared for her safety and she could not slept well as she is afraid of defendant; 9. Aside from using drugs, defendant is also an alcoholic because everyday from 5:00 o’clock in the afternoon until 1:00 o’clock in the morning he drink and consumed much liquor and he associate it with using marijuana; 10. Plaintiff has a daughter by her former commonlaw-husband, however, defendant do not want that the former will bring her daughter in order to live with her; 11. Defendant never extended support to the needs of plaintiff. He did not show love and respect to her, because he frequently verbally abused plaintiff and inflict psychological violence; 12. Plaintiff cannot bear the addiction, alcoholism, possessiveness, and jealous type of the defendant. She noticed that those characters and traits of defendant are all indicia of grave, incurable, and serious psychological incapacity under Art. 36 of the Family Code of the Philippines, which are valid grounds to render their marriage null and void; 13. The drug addiction and habitual alcoholism of the defendant constitute fraud which is a valid ground for the annulment of marriage of plaintiff and defendant pursuant to Art. 45, par. 3 in relation to Art. 46, par. 4 of the Family Code of the Philippines; 13. The parties have no children. They have no properties. WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is respectfully prayed of this Honorable Court, that judgment be rendered declaring as null and void the marriage between plaintiff and defendant under Article 36 of the Family Code of the Philippines and other related provisions thereof. Other relief’s and remedies just and equitable in the premises are likewise prayed for. April 05, 2013, San Isidro, Leyte for Calubian, Leyte.

(Sgd.) OCTAVIUS L. LABTIC Counsel for the Plaintiff Quezon, St., San Isidro, Leyte Roll No. 44,913 PTR No. 6159961 -01/02/13 IBP No. 915440 -01/02/13 Leyte Chapter MCLE Compliance Cert. No. IV 0003886 -01/12/12 x- - - - - - - - - -x

Republic of the Philippines) Province of Leyte )S.S. Municipality of San Isidro)

VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION

I, ELVIE ARRIBADOSIMMONS, of legal age, married, Filipino, a resident of Sitio Calumbangan, Brgy. Banat-i, San Isidro, Leyte, after having been sworn in accordance with law do hereby depose and state: I am the plaintiff in the above complaint;

That I have caused the preparation of the same and have read and understood its contents; That the allegations contained therein are true and correct of my personal knowledge or based on authentic documents; That I have not therefore commenced any action or filed my claim involving the same issues in any court, tribunal, or quasi-judicial agency and, to the best of my knowledge, no such other action or claim is pending therein; If I should thereafter learn that the same or similar action or claim has been filed or pending, I shall report that fact within five (5) days therefrom to this court; IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I hereunto set my hand this 5th day of April, 2013 at San Isidro, Leyte, Philippines.

Leyte Samar Daily Express

INET Center to conduct ACLS Training

TACLOBAN CITY- “The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is intended to respond emergency situations such as patient having a cardiac attack or not responsive, with this anyone can perform an immediate action,” said Institute for Nurses Enhance(Sgd.) ELVIE ARRIBA- ment Training CenDO-SIMMONS ter (INET) Assistant Affiant Passport No. EB6812966 Coordinator Bryan Paul Faller. Valid until: November 22, 2017 The ACLS trainIssued at: Dept. of ing spearheaded by Foreign Affairs the INET Center SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me, a No- tying up with the tary Public for and in the Mu- American Safety nicipality of San Isidro, ProvInstitution ince of Leyte, Philippines, this Health 5th day of April, 2013, in San (ASHI) will be conIsidro, Leyte, Philippines, affiant exhibited to me her identification card number afore stated.

(Sgd.) ATTY. OCTAVIUS L. LABTIC Notary Public Until Dec. 31, 2014 Roll No. 44,913 PTR No. 6159961 -01/02/13 San Isidro, Leyte IBP No. 915440 -01/02/13 Leyte Chapter MCLE Compliance Cert. No. IV 0003886 -01/12/12

Doc. No. 157 Page No. 31 Book No. XXIX Series of 2013 Copy furnished: The Solicitor General Office of the Solicitor General 134 Amorsolo St., Legazpi Village, Makati City The Provincial Prosecutor Bulwagan ng Katarungan Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City

PROOF OF SERVICE/ EXPLAINATION

(Pursuant to Section 11, Rule 13 of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure) I hereby certify that the foregoing complaint, the Office of the Solicitor General and the Provincial Prosecutor of the Province of Leyte has been furnished each with one (1) copy of it by registered mail, because personal service is not practicable in view of the distance. As evidenced by Registry Receipt No.____and ___, respectively, both dated April_____, 2013.

(Sgd.) OCTAVIUS L. LABTIC

LSDE: July 8, 15 & 22, 2013

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ducted this July 2426, 2013 held at Rotary Center, in this city. The said threeday training is open to all nursing students, nurses, caregivers and lay persons. However, they will only be giving 25 slots for those who want to join. During the training, different topics will be discussed by various invited Davao instructors. On the first day topics include: Anatomy and Physiology of Cardiovascular System, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Airway Management, Cathnog-

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Anastacio Elpedes extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Sitio Talisay, Brgy. 03, Pob. Balangkayan, Eastern Samar, containing an area of 4,747 square meters, more or less, under Tax Dec. No. 05-03003-00195 & 037-03-003-04-006. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Nashyl D. Balintong married to Gil M. Balintong as vendee for the above-described property together with all the improvements existing thereon; per Doc. No. 209, Page No. 43, Book No. V, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Louie A. Borja. LSDE: July 8, 15 & 22, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Domingo Abad Ricacho extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Brgy. Lucsoon, Naval, Biliran, Survey No. 3745 under Tax Dec. No. ARP No. 00352; per Doc. No. 335, Page No. 67, Book No. 44, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Redentor C. Villordon. LSDE: July 8, 15 & 22, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 11 Calubian, Leyte IN THE MATTER OF THE CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF ROMNICK CABRADILLA CORPIN ROMNICK CABRADILLA CORPIN Petitioner -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Local Civil Registry Office Calubian, Leyte, and THE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL National Statistics Office 3rd Floor, Vibal Building EDSA cor. Times St. Quezon City Respondent SP. PROC. CASE NO. SP-CN-130 For: x- - - - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

A verified petition for Correction of Entry in teh Local Civil Registrar of Calubian, Leyte and National Statistics Office, having been

filed before this Court by petitioner Romnick Cabradilla Corpin through counsel, and praying that after due notice, publication and hearing, judgment be rendered ordering the respondents the corrections of entries in the Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner. The said petition has been found to be sufficient in form and substance. WHEREFORE, notice is hereby given to all parties, concerned that the initial hearing in this petition be set on August 7, 2013 at 8:30 in the morning before this Court at the Hall of Justice, Calubian, Leyte at which date aforesaid, any interested person may appear and show cause, if there be any why said petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order be published in a newspaper of general circulation at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner and that copies of the petition and Order be furnished the Honorable Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, the National Statistics Office, Manila, the Assistant Provincial Prosecutor of Calubian, Leyte and the Local Civil Registrar of Calubian, Leyte for them to appear for the government. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 28th day of May 2013 at Halls of Justice, Calubian, Leyte, Philippines.

(Sgd.) CRESCENTE F. MARAYA, JR. Executive Judge

LSDE: July 8, 15 & 22, 2013

raphy, and Cardio Pharmacology. In addition, there will be a practice and a free seminar on the second day. On the last day of the training, all the participants will be doing a return demonstration to a given situation wherein they will be performing the ACLS to a mannequin. Furthermore, after the training all the participants will receive the three completion cards and three international certificates plus a certificate of the free seminar. An ACLS digital downloadable book will be available to further enhance their knowledge. “This training will help in imparting knowledge to the participants so that they can perform the ACLS to a person who is in need,” Faller said. (Mary Grace M. Gomez, LNU INTERN)

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gorgonia P. Gerez extrajudicialy settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 929-F-3A, situated in Brgy. Sagkahan, Tacloban City covered by T.C.T. No. T-21924, covering an area of 100 square meters, more or less and heirs hereby confirm the Deed of Sale of a portion of land executed by Gorgonia P. Gerez in favor of Sps. Lucio Baduya and Francisco A. Baduya; per Doc. No. 255, Page No. 50, Book No. IV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Teodoro E. Alianza. LSDE: July 8, 15 & 22, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Rosita E. Badidles extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot 2417-D-3-C3, situated at Brgy. Utap, City of Tacloban, Leyte, covered by T.C.T. No. T-59649; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Rodel M. Bandilla as vendee over a portion of the abovedescribed property of Lot 2417-D-3-C-3-A, containing an area of 150 square meters; per Doc. No. 177, Page No. 36, Book No. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Haidee O. Borja. LSDE: July 8, 15 & 22, 2013


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LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0329 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUB service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0460 Ref. No. VIII-2007-0469 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity with prayer to adopt Trade Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0462 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0463 Ref. No. VIII-2003-0935 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity and with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name

EDUARDO G. VELARDE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ORMOC CITY & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF TWO (2) UNITS WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 14, 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 VELMAR TRANSPORTATION. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 1h 12 day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

RUBEN CARAAN-VENDOR JERIC DANE GRANADOS-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY RUBEN CARAAN-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF JERIC DANE GRANADOS-VENDEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-NEW BUS TERMINAL (ABUCAY) & VICE VERSA WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 11, 2013, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JERIC “TATA” GRANADOS TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 111h day of July 2013.

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PEPE MANDIN Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM ABUYOG, LEYTE TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS, & PORTS W/N REGION VIII & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MANDIN TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 111h day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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MANUEL QUIERO-VENDOR MARIVI G. CAPAROSO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY MANUEL QUIERO IN FAVOR OF MARIVI G. CAPAROSO OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN-ST. PAUL’S-CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 14, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE & TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE & SAM ENO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, RAM ROBI TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JULY 29, 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 121h day of July 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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ERRATUM LTFRB Case No. VIII-2013-0402, Sales & Transfer w/ Extension of Validity, Applicant Win A. Francisco (Vendor), Jovelyn Custodio (Vendee), the name should be read as BHEM-BHEM TOURS, not WINS TRANSPORT We regret the error. ED

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during their barangay visits they advocate for the youth not to engage in PMS as it has several dire consequences, which they would regret in the long run. They emphasized that engaging in PMS would result to early pregnancy or expose them to sexrelated diseases. Edgar Mabulac, another youth volunteer, said that as young as 15 years old girl is mothering to a baby. “A 15-year-old girl is not yet ready for the responsibilities of a mother and her body is not yet that developed,” Mabulac, appearing in the same weekly media forum, said. Citing the same survey, which was conducted in 2008, the youth in the city engaged in PMS either at their homes, homes of their friends, boarding houses or at lodging houses. Or worst, they do it in open spaces like in a park, Canes said. They urged the youth to engage in more productive activities like focusing in their stud-

ies instead of doing early sexual intercourse, which could eventually affect their supposed good future. “Life is a matter of choice. The kind of life depends on the choices that we make,” Canes said. Noel Martinez, another youth educator, said that they are happy that doing their barangay visits, their young audience are asking relevant questions, an indication that they are interested on the issue hounding the youth nowadays. He said that pornographic materials that are readily available these days are among the reasons why there seems to have an increased PMS cases in the city, in particular. Aside from pornographic materials, other factors considered to have influenced the youth to engage in PMS include curiosity or adventurism, peer pressure and under the influence of liquor and prohibited drugs.


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Catbalogan lady chief exec conducts site inspection

C AT B A L O G A N CITY - Damaged roofing, congested areas, illegal wiring connections, illegal structures, public bathrooms that are out-of-order, garbage-filled spots – these were the sites that met the eyes of the first city lady Mayor Stephany Uy–Tan as she conducted a surprise visit to the city government’s external offices and other public facilities during her first week in office. Among the places visited were Pier 1, public market, the new bus terminal and public cemetery, Barangay 3 Footbridge. Visiting these places enabled the mayor to see the actual state of the city’s public facilities and gave her an insight as to the steps that should be made to improve and develop them. With her during these visits to give recommendations were general services officer Rico Macabare, city economic enterprise and public utilities officer Victor Pagarao and disaster risk reduction

and management action officer Eliot Lopez. The findings gained from these visits were already relayed to the concerned department heads for immediate action and are now being addressed appropriately. Going out into the city and exploring its harsh realities served as her next move after the interoffice visit she conducted in her first day as she strives for a more “open and consultative” style of management. “Hadto pa, karuyag ko na talaga it hands-on, tikang han kapitan ako to councilor, from ABC President to Councilor, much more yana nga city mayor na,” she said. According to her, the visits in both the external and internal offices enabled her to establish rapport with department heads and staff and know their concerns regarding the performance of their jobs. “Kay feeling ko it, success hit usa ka institution or hit mga programs, aada la gihapon kun gaano kaupay magtrabaho an mga department heads ngan mga

employees, kun maupay hira magtrabaho, maupay mga pag-implement han programs,” she added. The first week in office was a whirlwind of visits and courtesy calls for the mayor. Initial talks with office heads during this period already yielded serious topics that would be treated more thoroughly during the meetings she intend to conduct within this week. “It katapusan pressure, kay siyempre expectations ,tapos baga’t damo an imo karuyag himuon pero di ngani igo it usa ka adlaw, ngan mayayakan ko talaga nga pareho it akon speech ha mga employees nga it will be my second home, asya gud talaga it matatabo, kay nakit-an mo nga diri enough an time nga ginhatag la ha imo hin office like 8 to 5, it’s beyond the hours, beyond the written roles”, was her personal assessment of life as the first female chief executive of this city just barely a month in office. (LAIMINH MABULAY)

TUCP Laud DENR, MGB For Padcal Mine Rehab Extension The Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) lauded the Department of Natural Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) for extending last week the rehabilitation period for Philex Padcal copper-gold mine. “Given the anxiety experienced by workers and their families over the prospects of losing their permanent jobs and indigenous peoples and host communities’ uncertainty of their livelihood caused by the indefinite resumption of full operation of the mine, the decision to extend the rehabilitation period for the Tailings Storage Facility 3 of Padcal mine is a much

needed lifeline. I commend Secretary Ramon Paje and Director Leo Jasareno for considering the welfare of the workers and communities into the equation,” said Atty. Democrito Mendoza, TUCP president. The DENR and MGB granted on July 5 the request of the Philex Mining Corporation (PMC) to extend the period needed to complete the rehabilitation and cleanup work for the TSF3 following an accidental discharge of water and sediment on August 1 last year due to an unprecedented heavy amount of rainfall caused by two successive typhoons . Philex needs the extension period to fill up the TSF3 with mine tailings

to reach its ideal height of 592 meters above sea level and to create a beach at the top of the structure with 3.5 million cubic meters of fresh tailings that would push away into a spillway in time with the rainy season. So far, only 2.4 million cubic meters have been produced. While awaiting authorization from government for the full operation of the mine, Philex employed its workers and community members in Itogon and Benguet in its construction, remediation and revegetation process as part of its P1 billion rehabilitation work of the Balog and Agno Rivers affected by spilled mine tailings. “By engaging the Pad-

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CONTACT JOEL REAS @ TEL (053) 321-4200/523-1200 DOH appeals for community, LGU cooperation, support on dengue control PALO, Leyte – Health authorities in the region are soliciting cooperation and support from all sectors as they express alarm over the rise of dengue cases in the region. The health officials from the Department of Health regional office here (DOH-8) have aired their concern on the riscal mine workers and the host communities into the rehabilitation work while normal operations are suspended, Philex Mines Corporation is elevating responsible mining paradigm into a higher level. With the cooperation of Itogon and Benguet local executives, it creates a framework worth emulating,” said Gerard Seno, executive vice president of the Associated Labor UnionsTUCP. Around 2,000 PMC supervisory and rank and file employees union in Padcal mines including their families still enjoy full union benefits like free education, health and other non-wage benefits amid suspension of work. An estimated 5,000 members of host communities also benefit from Padcal mining operation through taxes and corporate social responsibility programs. (PR)###

ing number of dengue fever cases and called on the communities, local government units (LGUs), local health units and other stakeholders to play an active role in the control of dengue in the localities. The health officials are apprehensive that there will be an increase in the number of dengue fever cases in the coming months with the onset of rainy season and more people will suffer from the disease if the mosquito population will not be controlled. Boyd Roderick Cerro, DOH regional sentinel nurse, said that the mosquito-borne viral disease number of cases from January to June of this year, which was 1,740 with four deaths, has surpassed that of last year of the same period with 1,723 cases reported. He added that for 2012 there were 11 deaths reported. Cerro told reporters that of the 1,740 patients admitted to hospitals from January to June of this year, 288 were from Northern Samar, 204 from Eastern Samar, 186 were from Samar, 968 were from Leyte, 60 from Southern Leyte , while there are 34 cases coming from Biliran. Cerro also told re-

porters that the dengue cases from January to June of this year have been reported in 118 from the 143 cities and municipalities of Eastern Visayas with four children fatalities from Biri, Northern Samar, Maasin City of Southern Leyte, Tacloban and Ormoc cities in Leyte. He, however, clarified that with the rise of the dengue disease there has been no reported dengue outbreak anywhere in Eastern Visayas. It was learned that based on the DOH-8 records, from 2008 to the half year of 2013, dengue has already affected 18,554 patients with 137 deaths in Eastern Visayas. (RESTITUTO A. CAYUBIT)

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Palo PWDs to celebrate NDPR Week TACLOBAN CITYIn celebration of the 34th anniversary of the National Disability Federation, the National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NDPR) Week will be conducted on July 1724 this year. According to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Palo Federation President Alvin Moreto, the NDPR Week aims to help all the disabled persons in every community to expose themselves to different activities as well as to the crowd. In connection to this celebration, the Palo PWDs headed by Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)

Palo will conduct various activities and sports such as basketball and dart, to name some this July 17, in which PWDs from near municipalities of Palo were also invited. Moreover, said activities will be in preparation for the upcoming fiesta of Palo in which they will be part of it. There will also be an activity in part of the NDPR Week in which the Province of Leyte will be give aesthetic devices and conduct monthly meetings and activities intended to all the PWDs. “Let’s support the PWDs by giving them what they needed. As a PWD, we can also do what other people can,” said Moreto. (MARY GRACE M. GOMEZ, LNU INTERN)

DOST-RO8 continues granting of scholarships for undergrads in EV PALO, Leyte - The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office 8 (DOST-RO8) continues this year to grant scholarships for undergraduate students under Science and Technology degrees here in the region. For almost three decades of helping and granting benefits to underprivileged students in the region, this merit program of DOST aims to encourage secondary students to pursue and earn their tertiary degrees in the field of Science and Technology, through this scholarship. In line with this, the DOST had just launched their regionwide “Information Caravan” at Calbiga, Samar last June 20-21, 2013. This caravan serves to be one of the outlets for the information-dissemination of the said program. This was conducted simultaneously in Samar, Biliran, Eastern and Northern Samar, Southern Leyte and, by this week, here in Leyte. “This caravan aims to provide all the information and opportunities for the students by visiting various secondary schools around the region. Also, this aims to encourage more applicants to be an advocate in the said field of Science and Technology by highlighting all the

privileges a student can be entitled from obtaining the said scholarship,” said Engr. Ramil Uy, Senior Science Research Specialist, DOSTRO8. However, the eligibility of the applicants for the said program will be based from a general criterion, which will qualify them for the scholarship. The applicant must be natural-born Filipino citizen and must be a deserving student who belongs to a family whose socio-economic status does not exceed the set values of certain indicators. He/she must be in the top 5% of the graduating class from a regular high school, a DOST-Science Education

CSC’s search on for 2013’s outstanding employees TACLOBAN CITY- The Civil Service Commission (CSC) conducted again its annual search for the outstanding employees. The said search is intended to acknowledge employees from various institutions on their excellent services. This year, two of its semi-finalists were from Eastern Visayas namely: Pablo U. Amascual III,Chief Administrative Officer (Administrative Division) in Leyte Normal University for Outstanding Public Official/Dangalng Bayan Awardee and Reynato P. Dubongco, Division Chief in Catarman Eastern Samar for Presidential/Lingkod Bayan Awardee. The quest is divided into three categories: the Presidential/ Lingkod Bayan Awardee is any individual or group who made an exceptional or extraordinary Institute (SEI)-identified or a DepEd-recognized science high school. In addition, a DOST scholar may avail different scholarship privileges such as financial assistances on tuition and miscellaneous fees, book and transportation allowances per semester or year. Nevertheless, the applicants should duly accomplish the requirements for the program and pass the scholarship examination on September 22, 2013. The filing of application is now open until August 23, 2013. For inqueries, you can visit their website at www. sei.dost.gov.ph or www.science-scholarships.ph or visit their regional office at Government Center, Candahug, Palo, Leyte. (KATHLEEN CRUCILLO, LNU INTERN)

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TACLOBAN CITY- As part of their function and authority, the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO) in this city has released their second quarter collection for 2013. In an accomplishment report, City Treasurer Zosima “Susan” Cordaño stated that their office for the second quarter of 2013 they garnered a total collection of Php 656,673,384.10 as compared to the second quarter of the previous year which amounted to Php 463,431,745.00. It was also disclosed in their accomplishment report that the collection includes receipt of private and public monies intended for specific purpose in the amount of Php 34,806,365.38, the

Special Education Fund in the amount of Php 30,308,977.83, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of Php 211,920,834.00 and the General Fund of Php 379,637,206.89. The General Fund consists the Real Property Tax (basic) in the amount of Php 44,294,194.41, business taxes, fees and other charges in the amount of Php 152,274,844.39 and Economic Enterprises in the amount of Php 183,068,168.09. Meanwhile, the CTO vowed to strengthen its collection efforts and maintain its campaign on Tax Information for business and realty taxes in order to sustain the upsurge in collection. (RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS)

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