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ePerfomax opens call center program at the SPSBL By: REYAN L. ARINTO

PA L O, L e y t e — L e ading business process outsourcing (BPO) ePerformax has formally established its training program to individuals who want to be employed in call center companies.

Lawyer Absalon Apostol, Saint Paul School of Business and Law (SPSBL) president (third from left) and Teresa Hartsaw, ePerformax! president and CEO (fourth from left) inks an agreement for the establishment of a call center training program and center at SPSBL. (Inset) SPSBL and ePerformax! officials pose for posterity after the agreement signing. TOOTS ARCUENO

1.7 million people in EV to be given anti-schisto pill

DAGAMI, Leyte-The the prevalence of schistoDepartment of Health is miasis here in the region to embark to eliminate by 2020. Health Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag said WEATHER this during the regional kick-off of the campaign to eliminate the disease held at the town gymnasium. According to Tayag, the health department aims to eliminate the prevCloudy skies during the morning hours followed by scattered showers alence of schistomiasis in and thunderstorms in the afterthe country reason why noon. High 88F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%. they have initiated the

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mass treatment in areas where the ailment has a high prevalence rate like Eastern Visayas. The health department is to provide free medicine (praziquatel) against schistomiasis to about 1.7 million people in the region believed to be exposed to the disease. Of the six provinces of the region, Leyte and the three provinces in Samar Island- Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samarhave the highest number of people who have direct exposure to schistomiasis. The four provinces have a combined num-

ber of people exposed to schistomiasis at 743,271. In Leyte, there are 314,245 people covering 24 towns and Tacloban City; 95,003 in Samar covering 10 towns; 146,836 people from the 11 towns of Eastern Samar and 186,187 people from the 16 towns of Northern Samar. The four provinces are the main target of the campaign to ensure these areas together with 24 other provinces of the country become “schistomiasis-free” by 2020. Manuel Basas, 42 years old and a resident of Bato page 9

Teresa Hartshaw, ePerformax president and chief executive officer, said her company in partnership with Saint Paul School of Business and Law (SPSBL), will provide a training program and “real-world” call center experience for students interested in exploring a career in the BPO industry. “The training will be conducted by the Glob-

al C ommunications Management Academy (GCMA) and interested individuals will be trained on the fundamentals of BPO, business communication skills, service culture, and principles of systems thinking,” Hartsaw told Leyte Samar Daily Express during yesterday’s partnership launch at SPSBL. A key part of the training will provide students the opportunity to participate in an on-the-job (OJT) training program in an actual call center set-up inside the school. ePerformax and SPSBL has set-up a full-scale, working call center ready to equip students and potential recruits with to page 6

Still a poor region E.Visayas posted a negative growth rate in 2012 TACLOBAN CIT YEconomic growt h in Eastern Visayas – the third poorest region in the country – suffered a 6.2% decline in 2012, due to slow performance of industry and agriculture sector, the National Statistical Coordinating Board (NSCB) yesterday reported. The region’s gross regional domestic product (GRDP) performance nosedived by 8.3% from a positive growth of 2.1% in 2011. Other regions posted a 1% to 12.4% economic growth. The country’s economy had grown by 6.8%.

NSCB regional head Evangeline Paran said that out of the 17 areas in the country, only Eastern Visayas posted the negative growth. The growth in industry sector, which contributes 38.1% to the GRDP, dropped by 18.5% due to temporary shutdown  of the Philippine Associated Smelting and Refining Corporation (PASAR) after a fire incident early last year. This was due to the tremendous decline in the production of basic metals as a result of the six months temporary to page 3


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NEWS

Friday, 26 July 2013

E. Samar town mayor to push bus, market construction TACLOBAN CITYMayor Vivianne Alvarez of Oras town in Eastern Samar said that she is optimistic that the longdelayed construction of a bus terminal and market complex would materialize within her term. Alvarez, serving her first term after her election during the May 13, 2013 elections, said that the complex has been in the pipeline during

the administration of her husband, former mayor Neil Alvarez. “But it was not realized due to opposition by the members of the (town) council,” the newly-elected mayor said. According to her, it is about time that Oras, a third class municipality with an annual income of about P68 million, to have its own bus terminal and a new public market.

At present, Oras has no bus terminal and with a chaotic public market. But with a modern bus terminal and public market, the facility could help boost the economy of Oras, the town mayor said. “We can be the center of trade and commerce, at least in the northern part of Eastern Samar,” Alvarez said. Mayor Alvarez said that she is upbeat that

Top rebel leader arrested in Northern Samar

TACLOBAN CITY – Government troops nabbed this week a ranking official of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Northern Samar. In a press statement, Captain Amado Gutierrez, spokesman of Army’s 8th Infantry Division based in Catbalogan City, said that Bernardo Llave was arrested by joint team of the Army’s 803rd Infantry Brigade and Northern Samar Provincial Police Office. Llave is the sixth ranking NPA leader based in the region to be arrested by operatives from November 2012 to present. The team collared Llave along G.H del Pilar Street, Barangay Molave in Catarman, Northern Samar noon of July 23 by virtue of warrant of arrest for the crimes of multiple

murder, frustrated murder and robbery in band. Judge Norma Cardenas of Regional Trial Court Branch 19 of Catarman issued the warrant of arrest against Llave. Gutierrez said the arrested NPA leader holds various positions in the rebel movement such as political instructor of security force of Northern Samar Provincial Party Committee, secretary of front committee, sub-regional committee and executive committee member. Llave actively took part in the collection of permit to campaign fee being a member of NPA Task Force Election 2013 and secretary of Northern Samar NPA white area committee from 2007 to 2009. “Llave has in the past eluded arrest due to his connections.  But a break-

through came about a few days prior to his arrest, when a concerned citizen living in Barangay Molave who was a victim of Llave’s extortion called the hotline of 803rd Infantry Brigade,” Gutierrez said. According to Gutierrez, the NPA leader usually visits Molave to conduct recruitment and extortion activities. Army’s 8 th ID Commander Major General Gerardo Layug said the series of arrests of ranking NPA leaders here in the region has significantly reduced their capability to derail government programs.  The government troops are optimistic of putting Northern Samar and Samar in the category of “manageable conflictaffected areas ready for development” in the next

under her leadership, the proposed integrated bus terminal and market complex would materialize. She said that while she has only about three political allies at the town council, she can still count some independent councilors who will help her push the project. Alvarez, however, admitted that considering of a limited budget, she plans to enter into a loan agreement to realize the project. The project is estimated to cost P48 million. (JOEY A. GABIETA)

Farmers affected by red tide to receive assistance from DA Samar

CATBALOGAN CITY- Some 99 mussel and seven oyster farmers in Tarangnan, Samar will receive assistance coming from the Samar Provincial Agriculture Office for the alternative livelihood as red tide plagues the mussel industry in Cambatutay and Irongirong Bays.  Provincial agriculturist Anita Paran, who met with Tarangnan Mayor Danilo Tan recently, confirmed

two years. Of the six provinces in Region 8, four have already been declared as insurgent-free, these are Biliran, Eastern Samar, Leyte, and Southern Leyte. The latest province to earn the recognition was Eastern Samar on March 26, this year. (SARWELL Q.MENIANO)

this.  Taran and Tan were thinking of alternative livelihood for mussel farmers in the bays affected by the red tide toxins.  Mayor Tan said that the 106 mussel and oyster farmers are willing to divert their livelihood into land farming.  “Our town here has a big potential also in agricultural farming, we have a good soil fit for vegetables,” Tan said.  Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) red tide sampler Arlene Reyes gave the validated names of mussel and oyster farmers affected in the area.  Reyes monitors the presence of red tide causing organism in the Cambatutay Bay and the affected barangays. 

She said that according to her observation, the effect of this red tide would last from five months to one year.  The red tide incident in Tarangnan has resulted to the death of two persons and 25 others getting sick in Barangay Gallego.  Taran gave the assurance that DA Samar will support the affected farmers.  “We want to make sure that the list of these farmers is validated so that we will be able to give the assistance to the right beneficiaries,” Taran said. (AVHA HILARIO, PIA-SAMAR)


NEWS

Friday, 26 July 2013

Philhealth expects increase of members with the Kasambahay Law implementation TACLOBAN CITY— The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) here in the region predicts to enrol new members with the implementation of Republic Act 10361, otherwise known as the Kasambahay Law. R e n a t o L i m s i a c o, PhilHealth-8 field operations division chief, said thousands of domestic household helpers are seen benefitting from the implementation of the law that took effect last February. “Republic Act 10361 provides for labor rights of domestic workers, or our ‘kabulig,’ standardizes their pay, and entitles them to social protection benefits such as health insurance under the National Health Insurance Program (NHIP),” Limsiaco told Leyte Samar Daily Express. The Kasambahay Law, among others, provides the standardized salaries and entitlements to social protection benefits, including PhilHealth. “We are calling on all employers and domestic household helpers to file their membership applications,” Limsiaco added.

Limsiaco said that under the law, a domestic worker and his or her qualified dependents such as legal spouse, children below 21 years old, and parents 60 years old and above shall be covered by PhilHealth. He added that members are entitled to full inpatient benefits when confined in any government and private hospitals accredited with PhilHealth. In applying, the PhilHealth said domestic workers only need to submit a duly accomplished PhilHealth Member Registration Form (PMRF), which is available at any PhilHealth office or can also be downloaded fromwww.philhealth.gov.ph; attach supporting documents for qualified dependents; and submit them to the nearest PhilHealth local health Insurance office. “Those with monthly salaries of below P5,000 that the law states that their annual contributions of P1,800 must be shouldered by their employers. Above P5,000 will be a 5050 sharing” Limsiaco said. Limsiaco warned employers that they could be penalized for not com-

industry. “For 2013, the allocated number of bags for Region 8 is 88,325 and as of July, 65,000 bags were already delivered to farmers. We are expecting to send all the fertilizers to the farmers before the end of August,” Edilberto Nier va, PCA regional

and abaca. “Fishing decelerated furfrom page 1 ther from negative 4.1% in shutdown of PASAR. 2011 to negative 6.3% in “Eastern Visayas con- 2012 caused by the output tributed only 2.3% to the decline in commercial, mucountry’s gross domestic nicipal and aquaculture,” product. It ranked 10 th the NSCB official said. from among the 17 regions The service sector, which with the biggest GRDP is the biggest contributor share,” Paran said. to GRDP (39.3%), is the Farming sector slipped only sector that recorded by 3% last year due to the increase in 2012 at 7.5%. decline in livestock and “Improved business enpoultry production and vironment resulted in more low prices of major crops private sector investments such as coconut, sugarcane such as opening of more

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plying the new law ranging from P10,000 up to P40,000. In determining the number of domestic house helpers, employers are required to register their workers in the barangay. The barangay head shall be responsible for the registry of workers within their jurisdiction and submit the list to the local government unit. (REYAN

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PCA to continue distribution of salt fertilizers to coco farmers

PALO, LEY TE- The regional Philippine Coconut Authority continues to push for the use of salt fertilizers among coconut farmers. The use of the salt fertilizers is under the PCA’s planting and replanting program aim to boost the coconut

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manager, said. Coconut trees responds positively to salt, resulting to favorable vegetation. PCA is hoping that with salt fertilization, there would be an increase in the production in Eastern Visayas. (HAN-

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hotels, vehicle showrooms and drugstores. Operation of new airlines and increase in number of Tacloban-Manila flights contributed to rise in tourist arrivals in the region,” Paran explained. The NSCB said that although there is significant growth in the service sector, industry and agriculture pulled down the regional performance. The region’s per capita GRDP declined by 7.3%, from P37,006 in 2011 to P34,305 in 2012. This level

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RSOG nabs siblings for drugs, ammos

conducted simultaneous buy-bust operation and implement ation of a search warrant issued by Executive Judge Yolanda Dagandan, presiding judge of the Regional Trial Court Branch 15 in Burauen, Leyte at the residence of del Pilar in Brgy. San Jose West. Police recovered from the suspect during the buy-bust two heatsealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be “shabu” and one P1,000 bill as buy-bust money. Subsequent raid resulted in the seizure of one medium heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu”; several drug paraphernalia; one hand grenade; one caliber .22 rifle, and one magazine is very much lower than the for caliber .45 containing national average of P65,904, 7 live ammunitions. making Eastern Visayas Same police team fourth lowest among the proceeded to the regions in the country.  residence of Olino at The regional poverty Brgy. San Jose East, some incidence rose to 37.2% in 1.5 kilometers from the first half of 2012 from his brother’s residence, 36.2% in 2009. The region and also conducted moved to the third poor- simultaneous buy-bust est rank in 2012 from fifth and raid that yielded place in 2009. (SARWELL Q. two small heat-sealed MENIANO) transparent plastic sachet

CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Regional Special Operations Group (RSOG) on Wednesday arrested a notorious drug pusher and his sister during a raid in Burauen town in Leyte. Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Elmer R. Soria identified the suspects as Melardo del Pilar and his sister Adelfa Olino who were arrested in buy bust operations and raids together with one Ricardo Araña alias Kadoy for bearing unlicensed firearm. At around 4:30 p.m., the RSOG team led by S/Insp. Dinvir Revita, with members of the Bu r au e n Mu n i c ip a l Police Station led by Chief Insp. Federico Sanchez,

containing suspected “shabu” and one P1,000 bill buy-bust money. Lawmen also recovered during the implementation of search warrant one heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing suspected “shabu” and several drug paraphernalia. Also arrested during the operation was Araña who was carrying an unlicensed .45 caliber Colt MK IV pistol with serial number 217533 with two magazines containing seven ammunitions each. The suspects were detained at Burauen police lock-up jail as charges for illegal possession of drugs and guns are being prepared against them while the seized items were forwarded to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 8 for examination.   Soria said the arrested suspects are considered “high value targets” and have been under surveillance by authorities the past weeks. (PINSP ROMUEL NACAR-MEDIA RELATIONS OFFICER, PRO8)


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orkers at the customs bureau may have been used to what to them is normal insofar as collection of revenues on dutiable goods is concerned. The estimated loss of P 200-billion going elsewhere and not into government coffers is revolting. While every poor Filipino is forced to shed hard-earned income in terms of direct and indirect taxes, unscrupulous individuals at the Bureau of Customs are reportedly in cahoots with smugglers in their nefarious trade. Dutiable goods that are supposed to rake revenues for the country are slipped through various ports of entry to evade customs duties. The marching orders from the President had been to ensure payment of customs duties and stop the entry of contrabands. But some crooks working in the bureau are allowing the entry of smuggled good, letting them pass under their noses or purposely looking the other way when such dutiable goods are slipped into the country. Aside

from lost income that government suffers, the smuggled goods flood the local market, sweeping away goods that are locally produced products and goods, chiefly from the agriculture sector. Slowly being strangled by high prices of farm inputs, local producers of our basic foods are drowned by low-cost meat and other food products that are smuggled into the country. The resultant effect is the death of a vital livelihood among our impoverished workers in the agriculture sector. The same is true in the manufacturing and industry sectors. The high cost of production could not compete with smuggled goods and agriculture products being slipped into our country carrying low prices and reaching local markets and meatshops. A top-to-bottom surgery is what is needed if government is serious in reforming an agency like the customs bureau. People believe that there are a few good men that could to page 6

Neophyte politician worthy of imitation Eye for eye and tooth for tooth. Love your neighbors and hate your enemy. It is unusual to see a politician who instead of fighting back the person who may have offended him during election period did the opposite. Instead of the ancient Israelites way of dealing enemies, a new politico in this city follow the teaching of Christ. It is written in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 5, Verses 38-39: “‘You heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye and tooth for tooth.’ However, I say to you: ‘Do not resist him that is wicked, but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other also to him.’” From the same Book in Verses 43 to 45: “‘You

heard that it was said, ‘You must love your neighbors and hate your enemies.’ However, I say to you: Continue to love your enemies and to pray for those persecuting you, that you may prove yourselves sons of your Father who is in the heavens, since he makes his

sun rise upon wicked people and good and makes it rain upon righteous people and unrighteous.’” Yes, neophyte City Mayor Edward “Ondo” Codilla is following the Christ teachings, instead of the ancient Israelites’. Neophyte City Council-

or Vincent Rama is reported to have informed Mayor Codilla that Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez will put up projects in the city. The reply of the mayor is there is no problem for him, as long as without tarpaulin with her name written in it. Rama is a party -mate of the congresswoman along with the other five councilors and the vice mayor composing majority in the Sangguniang Panlungsod. They are from the Liberal Party. While the mayor run as independent candidate, who reasoned the government projects are funded

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OPINION

Friday, 26 July 2013

Reminding waste management in schools

For its implementation and oversight, who needs to know, comply with and enforce the waste management policy in schools. I shuffle in two state universities and I have to appreciate full evidence of compliance to university waste management policies. And I am certain that schools embrace such policies. I for one, saw the newly installed vice president holding the soft broom to move trash out of the way. If all of us will tow this line, then waste need not be waste. I believe, it is the responsibility of schools to orient students and all stakeholders to proper waste management and recycling. Of course,

waste bins of three kinds are visible, would that be all? The concept of materials recovery facility has been a buzzword, but as to its effectiveness, I doubt. Moreover, let us look at locations of collection containers if they are convenient and strategic at all. In addition, centralized storage or disposal facilities are necessary and there is a need to link with the local government for its collection and possible recycling. Although the school administration crew takes care of waste, let us add one more policy on recycling. I think we are only good at disposal, and not at all with re-use. I therefore remind all schools to reorganize

or revitalize its policies on environmental awareness, specifically on waste management and recycling. Moreover, the school should promote environmental, health and safety awareness among all faculty, staff and students by providing administrative support and appropriate resources for training and program implementation. In addition, state universities may design, construct and operate all facilities in a manner that protects the health and safety of the occupants and the environment. Environmental, health and safety factors shall be an integral part of each institution’s master planning efforts; Indeed, there is a clarion call for all of us to serve as environmentally responsible neighbors and promote sustainable development on campus properties and in local communities. Let us take note of the ill effects of climate change which is rooted in our abuse of the environment.

Change

Upping the Ante atty. frANZ RAYMOND P. ASPA “The inn that shelters for the night is not the journey’s end. The law, like the traveller, must be ready for the morrow.” This quote from Justice Cardozo is what I’m always reminded of every time talks about charter change spring up. It speaks of change as inevitable, being the only constant thing in this plain, and that any law, not least the most fundamental, is at some point destined for it. Holistically however, it talks not just of any kind of change but of change for the good, if not for the better. It talks of change for improvement, not for decline. It drives home a change to cure, not to exacerbate. Which is why those who advocate changing our present Constitution should think twice in taking refuge under the mantle of this erudite passage if to justify that a change

is called for. By all means use it if changing this country’s charter means filling the gaping holes left out by its framers. By all means abuse it if changing the constitution means making it more palatable and more sensible. Otherwise, hands off and back off. In contrast to the sour stance of President Aquino on the issue of charter change, in fact thumbing down with a resounding “no” all attempts to revive it, his predecessor’s position was quite the far opposite. It was on the contrary the very backbone of her administration, seeing that a change of its provisions was the only way to make her stay in power. Unfortunately for her, and fortunately for us, she had to almost die trying. In fairness to those who advocate for it, both as to those whose intentions are as straight as P-Noy’s daang matuwid or as crooked as

Rodrigo Duterte’s idea of criminal justice, reasons may have piled up in the almost three decades that our constitution has been in existence enough for us to say that a change, if not a total revamp, has become an itching necessity or if not, as an excuse for it. I, for one, am not a big fan of its provision on the party-list system as it has been used by scrupulous politicians as an easy ticket to Congress or otherwise as an alternative route on seeing that a chance of winning a district representative seat is too remote a chance. I still shudder at the thought that Mikey Arroyo got and is getting away with representing a party of tricycle drivers and security guards. I also see our present Constitution as overkill, being too lengthy for a fundamental law. Maybe because it is an overreaction to the despotic regime which preceded and which was the precise reason for it. Its framers may have been too cautious to ensure that the terrors of the previous martial law will not rear its ugly head again, that any attempt of one with the despotic propensities of Marcos will be easily thwarted by the safeguards they have installed. It may have been

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The 2014 CCT program The conditional cash transfer (CCT) program of the government has a much higher budget of P62.6 Billion in 2014. It is 42% more than the already significant P44 Billion allocated for this year’s national budget. This came after President Aquino reiterated in his 4th SONA that his administration would focus on achieving the so-called inclusive growth that would be felt by the majority of the people. It will cover 4.3 million poor households in the country, up from the 3.9 million for 2013. The amount would cover 132,000 homeless families. The CCT program originally covered poor households but will start covering homeless families starting next year. Under the CCT program, the poorest families are given monthly subsidies in exchange for their commitment to send children to public schools and to have the children and mothers regularly visit public health centers. The minimum budget per family is P1,200 a month P300 /child for a maximum of 3 children plus P300 for the mother. The DBM announced that the proposed national budget for 2014 of P2.26 Trillion is intended mainly to achieve inclusive growth that leads to poverty reduction. The 2014 national budget is President Aquino’s blueprint for inclusive growth in the country. By managing our resources judicially, the government can create equal opportunities for growth for every a notch too cautious though they used a jackhammer to drive in an ordinary nail. There is also that constant issue that regularly props up and does not fail to become a point of debate every three years. Our present constitution’s provision on political dynasty, we know, is an inutile provision. It exists but of nil use. It prohibits but does not punish. It is as limp as a rickety phallus which requires an enabling law as its blue pill to make it useful. And because such a possibility is just too distant in this lifetime, maybe the remedy is to change the source itself and make the provision self-executing this time. And this may be saying

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citizen. The Philippines which became the fastest growing economy in Asia is said to be suffering from a noninclusive growth as poverty incidence remains high. Poverty rate stand at 27.9% as of June 2012. Economists said that to reduce poverty, the government should implement

programs, projects and policies geared toward removing barriers to foreign ownership and more foreign investments boasting the manufacturing sector and spending more on education and infrastructure. Infrastructure development is expected to get 399.4 Billion from the 2014 national budget.

July 26, 2007 – Friday of the 16th Week in Ordinary Time Sts Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary Ex 20:1-17; Ps 19; Mt 13:18-23

THE EXPLANATION OF THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER [Jesus said to his disciples,] “Hear then the parable of the sower. The seed sown on the path is the one who hears the word of the kingdom without understanding it, and the evil one comes and steals away what was sown in his heart. The seed sown on rocky ground is the one who hears the word and receives it at once with joy. But he has no root and lasts only for a time. When some tribulation or persecution comes because of the word, he immediately falls away. The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word, but then worldly anxiety and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit. But the seed sown on rich soil is the one who hears the word and understands it, who indeed bears fruit and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.”

BERRY BUSH DREAMS Connie lives in a house where there is a serious problem with thorns. Berry bushes border the property on one side, and they are relentless in trying to grow through the fence and into her yard. Connie’s job is to keep them at bay. She spends hours hacking away at them at one end of the fence, only to discover they have grown through on the other end. Some nights she dreams that the thorn bushes are surrounding her and are creeping into her room. It’s an endless battle. So it is with the “cares of the world and the lure of wealth.” They are a constant presence in our affluent society, relentless as they encroach upon the property of our souls. It is our continual responsibility to keep them at bay through prayer, fasting, practices of self-denial, and works of charity, lest they choke off the word sown in our hearts and leave us fruitless. “Dear Lord, you have called us to bear fruit in our lives, yet sometimes I allow the thorns of worldly care and the desire for wealth choke off your word growing in me. Help me deny myself so that I may be united with you completely.” (Between Sundays by Paul Boundreau published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City) Sower’s Seeds: “First, the passion inquire, then they demand and finally they constrain. They go on working even when satisfaction is sated and remorse takes over. To give in to what is unlawful undermines the will on the one hand while, on the other, as a physical and mental consequence, it strengthens concupiscence.” -Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family


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ate opportunities that will help more Filipinos become successful as global professionals. We are extremely confident of the talent and caring nature of the Filipino and our investment in training and development attests to our commitment to establish the foundation for their success and career advancement at ePerformax,” Hartsaw added. Meanwhile, Atty. Absalon Apostol, SPSBL president, said their partnership with ePerformax was in connection with Commission on Higher Educa-

tion (CHED) memorandum that requires schools offering business courses to undergo training on service management specialization track for BPO. “When ePerformax approached us, that answered our problem. Our partnership with the company will provide our students and teachers as well the opportunity to attend training right inside the school, and the experience acquired will prepare them as soon as they enter the call center and BPO industry,”Apostol said.

by the taxpayers, thus tarpaulins are not needed. It is of public knowledge that President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III has issued an executive order prohibiting using tarpaulins with names of politicians posted along with the government projects. Before the recent election, the 4th legislative district of Leyte had several tarpaulins with names of the congresswoman scattered along the national highway announcing it to be good news. Well, it may be one of the reasons why she was elected for the first time as congresswoman. The tarpaulins had misled electorates to believe the projects was her initiative, though, it is the district engineers who were responsible for recommending to the President to include in the budget and submitted to the

House of Representatives. Of course, she was one of the signatories in approving the budget. Codilla following the dictates of his conscience also agreed to assign 10 job order employees to each of the councilors. Reports from the intelligence community have seen some of the job order employees assigned to the councilors are now roaming around the barangays and organizing for the coming election of the Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay officials. If Codilla’s example is followed by other politicians there will be harmony in the services of the officials in the government. Instead of bickering, a mutual understanding will prevail between opposing parties and their respective constituents will be benefited. It is bad to know there are some sanggunian whose majority members are not party mates of the local chief executive withhold

approving the latter to enter into contract with winning contractors of projects listed in the annual investment program. It will be too bad for the constituents. This will boomerang to the councilors like the experience of the late Kananga municipal mayor Eddie Napari. During his first term the majority of the councilors were not with his party; hence, he was not able to accomplish things supposed to be done. The next election those who opposed him were no longer reelected, instead majority of the new legislators belongs to his party. It is not good for legislators belonging to the opposite party of the local chief executive to oppose what is good for the residents. The residents are only observing silently, but the effect of that silence will be heard by the tip of the pen during Election Day. (Feedback welcome, g_duna@yahoo. com)

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

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from page 1 “global” English communication skills and customer service know-how. Hartshaw said that while other companies are downsizing and laying off workers, their company continues to grow and actively recruit to meet the needs of its clients. “To achieve our hiring goals, we developed a new training approach meant to enhance the chances of applicants to land careers as members of our team,” Hartsaw added. “We are eager to cre-

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-1998-0769

Friday, 26 July 2013

INVITATION FOR BIDS

IFB NO. BILECO BLDG. 2013- 003 The Biliran Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BILECO) invites interested parties who are qualified to bid for the Delivery and Supply of Construction Materials for the Proposed Two (2) Storey BILECO Main Office Building with an Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) of Php 3,320,529.00 as authorized under Board Resolution No. 35 Series of 2013 to be funded by BILECO with the following lots: Lots Lot 1 Lot 2 Lot 3 Lot 4

Description Rebars, Concrete, Plywood, Paints, Elec. Materials and Sliding Window (Glass) Sand, Gravel, CHB & Common Borrow Cocolumber Steel Desk & Tekscrew Total Lots

Bid documents of Bidder shall be evaluated using a non-discretionary “PASS/FAIL criteria. All particulars relative to the eligibility tendering, competitive bidding, and award of Contract shall be in accordance with BILECO Policy No. 98-13 as amended. All proposals shall be evaluated based on the responsiveness of the Bidder’s offer to the Contract put out to bid and shall be subject to Post qualification before an award is made. BILECO reserves the right to reject any or all proposals, declare a failure of bidding and to waive any required formality therein, and or to make an award to Bidder whose proposal is most advantageous to the electric cooperative. A letter expressing the intent of the Bidder to bid including its company profile must be submitted to the Bids and Awards Committee during the Pre-Qualification Stage. All communications shall be addressed to the undersigned on the above address with telephone number (053) 500-9040 to 41 local 8005, facsimile number (053) 500-9744 and email address bilecobac@yahoo.com. GERARDO N. OLEDAN, R.E.E. TSD Manager Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee

Noted: MARLON B. ROA General Manager-CEO

gans must be culled and shown the exit from page 4 be tapped to run the door. It is unfortunate agency, the shenani- that the two who the public would consider Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation as are among the few, & Communications Land Transportation Franchising have tendered their & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 resignation if only to Tacloban City protect their name LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1797

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

MA. ARGYLE MARI ABEJUELA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A TRUCK-FOR-HIRE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF CARGOES AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII WITH THE USE OF TWO (2) UNITS WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, J’ TWENTY NINE ELEVEN CARGO FORWARDER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 8, 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 24th day of July 2013.

LUZ G. TRAPAL Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A MINI-BUS SERVICE FOR THE TARNSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: NAVAL-CULABA VIA KAWAYAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 29, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT/MOVANT APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE & SAME NO. OF UNIT AND WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ECL TRANSPORT SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 15, 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 24th day of July 2013.

JAIME B. LLANOS, SR. 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: ISABEL-MERIDA AND VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 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 MFJ TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 6, 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 23rd day of July 2013.

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

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

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

Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a TRUCK-FOR-HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name

RAFAEL BAGARINO, JR. 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 LAWAAN, E. SAMAR TO/FROM ANY HOTEL, RESORTS & PORTS W/N REGION VIII & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, EMIR TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 7, 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 23rd day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0502

Php 2,277,019.00 524,200.00 111,000.00 408,310.00 Php 3,320,529.00

Pre-Qualification of Bidders will be conducted on August 09, 2013. Bid documents shall be issued only to eligible Bidders on August 13-17, 2013 upon payment of nonrefundable fee of Two Thousand Pesos (Php2,000.00) for Lots 2,3 & 4; Three Thousand Five Hundred (Php3,500) for Lot 1 and Five Thousand (Php5,000) for all lots at the Secretariat of Bids and Awards Committee (BAC). Pre-Bid Conference will be held at BILECO MPB, Caraycaray, Naval, Biliran on August 12, 2013/10:00 a.m. Bid Opening will be conducted on August 19, 2013/10:00 a.m. at BILECO MPB, Caraycaray, Naval, Biliran.

Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a MINI-BUS Service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0496 Ref. No. VIII-2007-0292 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name

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too much on my part but there is also the Commission on Human Rights, an equally flaccid institution. It is undeniably a revered creation of the constitution primarily because it is what it seeks to protect – human rights – which have been rampantly flouted by the tyrannical regime which was the very reason for its creation. Too bad its name is not as awesome as its essence, being referred to sometimes as a toothless tiger having been given by the constitution merely the pathetic power to investigate but not the further power to prosecute and the ultimate power to punish. And in the revamp that is inevitable, the proponents

from being dragged into the pit where the thick-faced are while those who are supposed not to stay any longer are clinging to the posts where their good life and livelihood is customary. may opt to abolish it altogether to oblivion or give it the choppers it has been aching to have since. We know that there are three modes by which amendments or revisions to the constitution can be introduced. It can be by direct act of Congress which can either be by the not-toopleasant-to-the-ear method of con-ass (constitutional assembly) or through a constitutional convention (con-con). Or it could be by the direct act of the people through the process called initiative. Whichever method is adopted to propose such changes, we ought to be guided by the erudite words of Cardozo. That it is not wanting to effect change so much as the reasons for wanting it.


NOTICES

Friday, 26 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-2013-0494 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) ALLAN MAKILANG 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: MALITBOG-LIBAGON & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, PRINCESS TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 6, 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 23rdday of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

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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

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

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1124 Application for Extension of Validity to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0393 Ref. No. VIII-2002-20121 Application for Voluntary Segregation of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0361 Application for Extension of Validity to operate a UVS service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0466 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0501 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1044 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name

VICTOR B. OBILLO Applicant/s/Movant 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: GUIUAN-BALANGIGA VIA QUINAPONDAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPTEMBER 7, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT/MOVANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT AND WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, VICMAR TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gloria E. Drilon represented by her eldest son Catalino E. Drilon and Lorete E. Javines extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located in Brgy. Sawang, Carigara, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-11008-00303 with an area of 145 square meters, assessed at P9,010.00, under OCT No. P-96600, this lot was acquired by succession of her late parents; per Doc. No. 116, Page No. 6, Book No. III, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Juan L. Canamaque., Jr. LSDE: July 19, 26 & Aug. 2, 2013

EXRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Panfilo Ortiz Flores and Ceferina Libanan Flores extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Rawis, Poblacion Arteche, Eastern Samar under Tax Dec. No. ARP No. 99-01004-0074, with an area of 100 square meters; per Doc. No. 300, Page No. 70, Book No. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Enrique C. Dala. LSDE: July 19, 26 & Aug. 2, 2013

EXRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Felisa G. Boco extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Real St., Brgy. 03, Poblacion Llorente, Eastern Samar, under ARP No. 11-13003-00107 with PIN 037-13-003-02-029, containing an area of 98.15 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Floro Aclan Yape and Concordia D. Yape as vendees for the abovedescribed property; per Doc. No. 429, Page No. 86, Book No. V, Series fo 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Enrique C. Dala. LSDE: July 19, 26 & Aug. 2, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

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

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

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

SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

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

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

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

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

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

JOSE PALLER-1st Party Applicant SOFRONIO A. CORMERO-2nd Party Applicant Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE ON THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-PHHCDIIT & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 21, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR VOLUNTARY SEGREGATION FROM JOSE PALLER-1ST PARTY APPLICANT IN FAVOR OF SOFRONIO A. CORMERO-2ND PARTY APPLICANT USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JEFRED TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 6, 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 23rdday 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-2003-1148 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name BERNABE ESCABILLAS 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: SOGOD-LIBAGON & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, SHAINA MAE TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th 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-2013-0498 Ref. No. VIII-2008-0129 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a UVE EXPRESS service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name JOEL BUENA-VENDOR MELANDRO VERANA-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A UV EXPRESS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-BORONGAN & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID UP TO JULY 24, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND

ROBERTO ABELLANA, Applicant/s/Movant x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UVS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 24, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT/MOVANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT AND WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, APOLLO LINER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th day of July 2013.

RAUL CERILLA 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-MARASBARAS-NIA & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 20, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE & UNITS, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JRC TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 7, 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 23rd day of July 2013.

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

(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

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0505 Ref. No. VIII-2003-0550 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0500 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1357 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with prayer to adopt trade name

RODOLFO & CONCHITA CENTINO VENDOR CHELSA L. TAPAYA-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY RODOLFO & CONCHITA CENTINO-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF CHELSA L. TAPAYA-VENDEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-BLISS VIA CALANIPAWAN & VICE VERSA, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 21, 2013, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, TRIPLE TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th day of July 2013.

REX C. PORTES-VENDOR ARMANDO L. MAGALONA-VENDEE 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 IS STILL VALID UP TO JULY 24, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE & TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR REX C. PORTES IN FAVOR OF ARMANDO L. MAGALONA HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ARMAN JAY TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 7, 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 24th day of July 2013.

(Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANTVENDOR JOEL BUENA IN FAAVOR OF MELANDRO VERANA HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, VERANA TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 7, 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 23RD day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

(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-2013-0504 Ref. No. VIII-2004-0459 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name EVELYN SALICSIC-VENDOR AYLENE A. LACAMBRA-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY EVELYN SALICSIC-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF AYLENE A. LACAMBRA-VENDEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-STA. RITA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND

ROMEO PURIGAY-VENDOR MARLON DELORINO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY ROMEO PURIGAY IN FAVOR OF MARLON DELORINO OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CATARMAN-ALLEN & 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 SALE & TRANSFER WITH EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF ITS CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, NAIF JAY TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 8, 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 23rd 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-2013-0497 Ref. No. VIII-2002-2003 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name CHERRYL MOCORRO-VENDOR UGENE B. GULAR-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY CHERRYL MOCORRO-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF UGENE B. GULAR-VENDEE 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 IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING UP TO DECEMBER 10, 2013, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, GULAR TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV SUBSISTING UP TO JUNE 15, 2014, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, AKILYN TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th day of July 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV


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Friday, 26 July 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Orencio D. Padao exttrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 2 parcels of land, situated in Poblacion, Municipality of Burauen, Leyte with the housing unit and other improvements constructed thereon, described as: Parcel 1, Lot 12, Block 13, Psd-79169, portion of Lot 628, covered under TCT No. T-32885, containing an area of 240 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Jose Noel Antivo and Evangeline Cabañero Antivo as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 425, Page No. 85, Book No. XI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Belinda Cinco-Alcober. LSDE: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Asterio J. Bibera extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Brgy. Alejos, Bato, Leyte, covered by Katibayan ng Original na Titulo Blg. P-55051, situated at Brgy. Alejos, Bato, Leyte, Lot No. 2080, C-9, Cad. 745-D; containing an area of 2,171 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Fe Lilibeth Bibera-Palen as vendee for a portion of 500 square meters from the abovedescribed property; per Doc. No. 499, Page No. 101, Book No. XXXV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Josenilo M. Marquez Reoma. LSDE: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Angeles Urgel Villaruel extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 3 parcels of land all situated in Eastern Poblacion, Hilongos, Leyte, described as: Parcel 1, Residential land, Lot 14360, Cad 566-D, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14002-00573 (R13) containing an area of 614.77 square meters, assessed value of P33,360.00; Parcel 2, Agricultural land, Lot 14264, Cad 566-D, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14002-00058 (R13), containing an area of 0.3941.29 hectare and assessed value of P4,880.00; Parcel 3, Agricultural land, Lot 14435, Cad. 566-D, covered by Tax Dec. No. 14002-00036 (R13), containing an area of 0.5087.28 hectare and assessed value of P6,290.00; per Doc. No. 264, Page No. 53, Book No. XVII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Joseph F. Fulache. LSDE: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF WAIVER AND QUITCLAIM

AFFIDAVIT OF WAIVER AND QUITCLAIM

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gregorio Valera represented by Eriberto Valera executed an affidavit of waiver and quitclaim over a parcel of land, Lot No. 1698, Case 2, Cad 505, located at Brgy. Lapay, Tanauan, Leyte, covered by O.C.T. No. P-70676, containing an area of 3,559 square meters, more or less and hereby waive, quitclaim and forever convey rights of ownership over the aforedescribed property unto Elpedia Valera-Naboya; per Doc. No. 110, Page No. 24, Book No. X, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Asterio A. Villero LSDE: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

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LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2002-0356 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/ Business Name

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2007-0251 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV EXPRESS service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name

ROLANDO BOLECHE, 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: TACLOBAN CITY-BABATNGON & 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 A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JHUN. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 6, 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 23rd 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-2013-0499 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

JOEY S. DELMO 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-BASEY, SAMAR & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON OCTOBER 8, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT/MOVANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE & SAME NO. OF UNIT AND WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JSD TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 12, 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 24th day of July 2013.

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gonzalo M. Palencia executed an affidavit of waiver and quitclaim over a Cadastral Survey conducted in Brgy. Campetik, Palo, Leyte together with his brother Pedro M. Palencia listed as Survey Claimant over Lot 9965, Cad. 407D, located in Brgy. Campetik, Palo, Leyte and hereby waive, relinquish and quitclaim all their rights and interest infavor of co-heir Pedro M. Palencia and executing this affidavit in support with the vendees Sps. Crescenciano B. Cajipo’s Free Patent Application undertaken by the DENR-CENRO-Palo, Leyte; per Doc. No. 23, Page No. 25, Book No. 8, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Felicito C. Latoja. LSDE: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gorgonio Advincula extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 3 parcels of land, all situated at Brgy. Doña Brigida, Tolosa, Leyte more described as: Parcel a) One half (1/2) parcel of land, Lot 475, CAD 822, now designated as Lot 475-C, Csd-08007073-D, containing an area of 1,371 square meters; Parcel b) One-half (1/2) part of Lot 248, CAD 822-D, now portion of Lot 248-B, CSD-08-007073-D, with an area of 2,426 square meters, more or less, the whole lot area is 3,983 square meters; Parcel c) one-half (1/2) portion of Lot 255, CAD 822-D, with an area of 1,113.86 square meters, more or less, the whole lot area of 2,227.72; per Doc. No. 96, Book No. 21, Book No. VII, Series of 2008 of Notary Public Atty. Benjamin M. Granada. LSDE: July 26, August 2 & 9, 2013

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EDWIN B. NARA 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: HILONGOS-MAASIN CITY & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, FREXIE TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON AUGUST 7, 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 rd 23 day of July 2013.

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Leyte Samar Daily Express

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Albuera has a new CENRO

ALBUERA, Leyte- The community environment and natural resources officer (CENRO)-Albuera, Felino Lodevico, was relieved from his post effective July 23, this year. Mario Tubania was named as Lodevico’s successor. The simple turn-over was attended by Marciano Talavera, regional technical director of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and Robin Tumolva, provincial environment and natural resources officer (PENRO). Talavera congratulated the officers and employees including the people’s organization under the former CENRO for having good record in tree planting. He also announced that CENRO Albuera achieved the top honor in the processing of land titles in the entire region. He said Lodevico is not relieved because of failure but to have been chosen to lead the monitoring the activities of the different CENRO in the region. Lodevico is to monitor the internal validation of the National Greening

Program. The year 2016 is the target date of the national government to plant trees in 1.5 hectares scattered throughout the archipelago to achieve the greening of the country. He reminded that some of their colleagues, foresters, were even killed to protect the forest lands from illegal loggers. Foresters are in the forefront in protecting the trees and they are also the ones who are responsible for the reforestation. Talavera assured that Tubania is not new in the assignment because he formerly worked with CENRO back then when the office was still in Ormoc City. Tumolva attested to the capability and ability of Tubania to take the lead in the assigned duties of CENRO Albuera. Both officers, Talavera and Tumolva, encouraged the employees to extend their full support to Tubania the way they did to Lodevico who had served CENRO Albuera for almost three years. (FIDEL

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DENR praise E.Samar towns for solid waste management compliance

TACLOBAN CIT YThe Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - 8 lauded the initiatives of the municipalities of Hernani and Mercedes, both in Eastern Samar for setting Ecological Solid Waste Management as their priority undertakings. DENR Regional Executive Director Manolito D. Ragub thanked former Mercedes mayor Rafael Macawili and district sanitary inspector Virgilio Porton of the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) of Eastern Samar for helping the municipality of Mercedes come up with its solid waste management plan. “This is a great help not only in fulfilling the mandate of Republic Act 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 but also in making the said municipality and its barangays cleaner and healthier place to live in”, RED Ragub says. In a report of PENR

Officer Arturo Salazar of PENRO Eastern Samar, the crafting of the municipal solid waste management plan as well as the barangay solid waste management plans of the municipality of Mercedes and its barangays were made by representatives of the 16 barangays and members of the Municipal Solid Waste Management Board coming

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Leyte Samar Daily Express

Friday, 26 July 2013

Tomeco ends seminars on safe driving for drivers TACLOBAN CITYNo more seminars for drivers on safe and proper driving. At least at this time. T h u s s a i d Is a b e l Lagutan, information officer of the Traffic Operations, Management, Enforcement and Control Office (Tomeco) “We have observed that the seminars are taken for granted by the drivers where in fact they should give importance on this because it is part of their job as drivers,” Lagutan said. But while the Tomeco would no longer hold a seminar for drivers whose routes are within the city, they are still open of conducting the same provided that they will form into a group or they

have valid reason why they failed to attend the seminar called by their office, Lagutan said. The conduct of the annual seminar by the Tomeco is in compliance to City Ordinance 200001 otherwise known as the Comprehensive Traffic Management Code mandating for all drivers or those in the transport business operating within the city to undergo a oneday seminar annually. Failure on complying this local provision means non-issuance of a Tomeco clearance and can be subject to non-renewal of driver’s license at the Land Transportation Office (LTO), Lagutan said. (FAYE MICHELLE REGIS, LNU-INTERN)

Foundation donates educational materials to a Samar public school STA.RITA,Samar— Students of an elementary school based this town received educational television materials donated by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines and the ABS-CBN Foundation. In a simple turnover ceremony on July 23, Jov it a A l ma d e n , he a d teacher of the Bagolibas Elementary School, thanked the NGCP and ABS-CBN representatives as represented by Elmer Cruz and Ranulfo Docdocan  respectively for the 32 inches flat TV set, a DVD player, and educational video materials that will form part of their instructional materials. Sulpicio Malibago, district supervisor, Sta. Rita II, in his shore message, emphasized the importance of the donated educational materials involving an audio video presentation which is not seen or done  on their usual daily studies at the

classrooms. Cr uz, chief of t he corporate communications  and public affairs division of the NGCP, told media  that such donation is part of the agency›s corporate responsibility. While there is some kind of augmentation when it comes to educational materials, the Department of Education appeared to have neg le c te d t he s cho ol with its deteriorating facilities such as the school buildings. The func tion hall, where the turnover was c ondu c te d, w as ve r y dangerous to both pupils and teachers becaus e its ceiling and the ceiling›s wooden frame has dropped halfway and with rottening nails on it. Its rotten iron sheet roofing has also numerous f inger size holes w hich allow rains to sip in and causes the wooden ceiling frame and plywood ceiling to decay. Its wooden post

is equally dilapidatedand  some parents are afraid that it might collapse anytime and hurt pupils. The Leyte Samar Daily Express learned from the teachers that the structure was constructed in 1960. Aside from the fact that the school has decaying classrooms, they lack of classrooms too. Almaden, the school head teacher, admitted that the quality of education is affected with the kind of school facilities. (FRED PADERNOS)

Tacloban City Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez love for children, as the mother of every Taclobanon is manifested in providing a shelter home for them. Through the avid support of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, Cristina initiated the building of the Tacloban Women’s Shelter not only for homeless Tacloban children but for domestically abused women and children of the City. It also houses temporarily victims of human trafficking.

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Friday, 26 July 2013

State of the Nation Address 2013

continuation from yesterday issue... Bukas na bukas din po, ihahain natin ang panukalang 2.268 trillion pesos na national budget sa Kongreso. Kumpiyansa po ako sa suporta at pakikibalikat ninyo upang mapatibay ang pondong ito na talaga naman pong masusing pinag-isipan. Makakatulong ito hindi lang para ituloy ang agenda ng positibong pagbabago, kundi upang mapaspas pa ang pagarangkada natin tungo sa malawakang kaunlaran. May ilan pong nagsasabi na kailangang patibayin ang Sandatahang Lakas. Sangayon po ako dito. Pero tila ba ang gusto nila ay ilagak ang bawat sentimo ng kabang bayan para sa fighter jets, tangke, at iba pang gamit pandigma. Hindi yata nila alam na ang isang fighter jet na nagkakahalaga ng 1.58 bilyong piso, ay katumbas ng 6,580 na bahay para sa mga pulis at sundalo, o halos 2,000 na silid-aralan para sa mga kabataan. At ano naman ang magagawa ng isang pirasong jet? Para maging epektibo, ang kailangan, mga squadron— at ang isa nito ay binubuo ng dalawampu’t apat na fighter jets. Sa halagang 1.58 billion pesos kada piraso, 37.92 billion pesos ang huhugutin sa kabang bayan para makabuo ng isang squadron. Paano pa ang practice missiles? Hindi rin po libre ang jet fuel, radar system, ground bases, at ground intercept controls. Hindi po talaga biro ang gastos para sa isang minimum credible defense posture; gagayahin pa ba natin ang iba, na handang kalimutan ang lahat para lang makuha ang nuclear option? Wala naman sigurong sasang-ayon dito. Babalansehin po natin ang ating mga pangangailangan. Aasikasuhin natin nang husto ang mga dapat tugunan sa ating lipunan, habang patuloy tayong nagiging mabuti at mahinahong kasapi ng pandaigdigang komunidad. Alam naman natin dati, ang batayan ng desisyon, puro pulitika. Gagawin ang lahat para kumapit sa kapangyarihan, kapalit ang pagdurusa ng kasalukuyan at susunod na henerasyon ng Pilipino. Tingnan po natin kung ano ang kinahantungan ng pagipit sa pagtataas ng pasahe sa LRT at MRT. Ang tinatayang gastos sa bawat biyahe ng pasahero ng LRT, 40 piso. Ang bayad ng pasahero, 15 piso. Ibig sabihin, sagot ng pamahalaan ang natitirang 25 piso. Sa MRT po, 60 piso ang totoong gastos: 15 piso sa pasahero, 45 piso sa gobyerno-- sa huli, bawat Pilipino, abunado. Nasa Mindanao o Visayas ka man, na ni minsan ay hindi nakatuntong sa LRT o MRT, kasama ka sa pumapasan nito. Ang masaklap pa nga po: Dahil ipinamigay ng nakara-

ang mga pinuno ang commercial development rights natin dito, bawat pisong maaaring makalap mula sa mga poster at billboard na nakapaskil sa stasyon, napupunta sa pribadong kumpanya kaysa sa gobyerno. Ang puwede sanang pagkunan ng pantustos sa maintenance at operasyon, nawala pa. Siguro naman po, makatuwirang ilapit man lang natin sa ibinabayad sa aircon bus ang pasahe ng LRT at MRT, upang maituon ang subsidiya sa iba pang serbisyong panlipunan. Nakita naman po ninyo: wala tayong balak magpamana ng problema sa susunod sa atin. Ang totoo nga po, ang mga proyektong dati’y nilulumot lang, ngayon, napapakinabangan na ng mamamayan. Tingnan na lang natin ang Ternate-Nasugbu Road. Kung tutuusin, anim na kilometro lang ang haba ng kalsadang ito na nagkokonekta sa Cavite, Batangas, at Metro Manila, pero inabot pa ng halos dalawampung taon bago ito matapos. Binuksan na natin ang isang bahagi nito, at pag nakumpleto ang natitirang slope protection, ganap na ang magiging pakinabang ng kalsada sa mga motorista. Nariyan din po ang Aluling Bridge sa Ilocos Sur. Taong 1978 pa po inilatag sa papel ang pagpapatayo nito. Siniguro na nating hindi lamang din papel ang mamanahin ng susunod sa atin: Nitong Marso, sa wakas, natapos na ito. Sinimulan na rin natin noong nakaraang buwan ang operasyon ng Laguindingan Airport, na isang henerasyon ang pagitan mula nang inisip at isakatuparan. Ilang dekada ring naghintay ang industriya ng semiconductors na magkaroon ng laboratoryong kayang makipagsabayan sa pasilidad ng ibang bansa. Hindi na po natin pinahaba ang kanilang paghihintay. Nitong nakaraang Mayo, sa pangunguna ng DOST, pinasinayaan natin ang Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory. Dati, kailangan pang ipadala ang mga produkto sa ibang

bansa para suriin. Hindi natin nasasagad ang kita; hindi rin nasasagad ang potensyal ng industriya na manghikayat ng puhunan. Dahil sa ADMATEL, ngayon, dito na susuriin ang mga produkto, at masusulit ang mga bentahe ng manggagawang Pilipino sa larangan ng electronics. Inaasahan nga po nating lalo pang lalakas ang industriyang nag-ambag ng halos 44 percent ng ating exports noong 2012. Sa tulong naman po ng ating Big Man sa Senado na si Manong Frank Drilon, natapos na ang mahigit limampung taon na paghihintay ng mga Ilonggo; nasimulan na ang Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II sa Iloilo. Ano po ba ang mga pakinabang nito? Tinataya pong 24,000 magsasaka sa kalakhang Iloilo ang mahahatiran nito ng buong-taong irigasyon. Dahil dito, maaaring dumoble ang ani ng mga magsasaka ng palay. Linawin po natin: Ang sakop nitong 31,840 hectares ng lupaing mapapatubigan, may dagdag na aning bigas na 146,013 metric tons. Katumbas po ito ng halos walumpung porsyento ng aangkatin nating buffer stock ng bigas para sa 2013. Bukod pa po ito sa iba pang benepisyo ng proyekto tulad ng pag-iwas sa malawakang baha sa Iloilo, at ang dagdag na 6.6 megawatts ng hydropower. May ambag din ito sa supply ng tubig para sa ilang bahagi ng probinsya, at sa industriya ng ecotourism doon. Dagdag pa rito, nasa 17,000 trabaho ang malilikha ng proyekto; oras na maging fully operational naman ito, tinatayang 32,000 Pilipino ang mabibiyayaan ng sapat na pagkakakitaan. Mulat din po tayong marami sa ating mga kababayan ang nananabik na makita ang mga bunga ng ating Public Private Partnership projects. Alam din po nating may mga tila naiinip na sa kahihintay para rito. Isakonteksto po natin. Noong 2010, pag-upo natin sa puwesto, 6.5 percent na lang ng programmable budget ng taon, o 100 bilyong piso

lamang, ang iniwan sa atin. Ang 93.5 percent po, inilaan na sa kung saan-saan ng ating sinundan. Kaya naman, lumapit tayo sa pribadong sektor. Ang sabi natin: kulang kami sa pondo, halina’t magambagan tayo upang maipatayo ang mga kinakailangang imprastruktura. May balakid din po tayong kinaharap nang magsimula ang PPP. Luma na ang mga pag-aaral na basehan ng mga proyekto; kulang sa kaalaman ang burukrasya para ipatupad ito. Idagdag pa natin ang publikong nagsawa nang magtiwala sa mga kontratang pinapasok ng gobyerno. Gayumpaman, sa anuman pong situwasyon, ang ating prinsipyo: Gagawin na lang din natin, gawin na natin nang tama. Wala tayong balak na pumasok sa kuwestiyonableng kontrata ngayon, para lang ipamana ang problema sa susunod na administrasyon. Kailangang dumaan sa tamang proseso ang bawat proyekto, para masigurong ang perang inyong pinaghihirapan ay napupunta sa dapat nitong kalagyan. Ngayon pa lang, nakikita na natin ang epekto ng maayos, tapat, at hayag na paglalatag sa PPP projects. Dati, may isang paliparan lang na maipagawa, napakalaki nang balita. Ikumpara po natin ngayon: bukod sa pinapakinabangan na ang paliparan sa Laguindingan, sabay-sabay din ang proseso ng pagsasaayos at modernisasyon ng Tacloban Airport, Bicol International Airport, New Bohol Airport, Mactan Airport, at Puerto Princesa Airport. Ang Daang Hari-SLEX link road ang pinakamabilis na PPP project na nai-award sa alinmang administrasyon, nang walang shortcut na dinaanan ang proseso. Ang mga ito, at ang napakarami pang ibang ipinapatayo at ipapatayong imprastruktura, ay manganganak ng isang lipunang hitik sa oportunidad. Mahaba po ang listahan ng mga suliraning minana, at tinutugunan na natin. Halimbawa: Ang madalas na pag-brownout sa Mindanao. Mula’t sapul pa lang, naglalatag na tayo ng solusyon para dito, ngunit batid nating ang problemang isang dekadang binalewala ay hindi masosolusyonan sa isang tulog lang. Sa ngayon, patuloy ang paggawa natin ng mga hakbang upang tugunan ang mga kakulangan at agarang pangangailangan. Nariyan po ang pagtulong natin sa electric cooperatives upang makapagpasok sila ng generator sets na magpapabawas sa mga brownout. Magtutuloy-tuloy ito hanggang makumpleto na ang mga plantang magsu-supply ng kuryente sa rehiyon. Pero hindi po talaga mauubos ang mga kontra. Kesyo tataas daw ang presyo ng kuryente kapag may gensets dahil diesel ang ginagamit. May hydropower ngayon da-

Leyte Samar Daily Express hil tag-ulan, kaya umuugong na naman ang reklamo laban sa mga genset. Pero pagpasok ng tag-init, tiyak, marami na naman pong magrereklamo sa walong oras na brownout. Sa ibang bahagi naman po ng Pilipinas, gusto nating magtayo ng mga planta. Habang umuunlad kasi ang ekonomiya, tumataas din ang konsumo natin ng kuryente, at kailangang dagdagan ang supply nito. Gusto ba nating kapag sinagad na ang mga pagkukunan, saka lang tayo gagawa ng planta? Hindi po kabuteng basta na lang susulpot ang mga ito. Kung maganda ang mungkahi, handa naman po tayong makinig, pero sana naman ay makuha ng mga miron ang kabuuang konteksto ng situwasyon. Halimbawa po ang planta sa Redondo, Zambales. Pina-TRO dahil mas maganda raw ang renewable. Sinabi rin po ba nilang mas mahal itong ipatayo, at mas mahal din ang magiging presyo ng enerhiya? Sinabi po kaya nilang hindi nito kayang tugunan ang baseload, o ang kapasidad na kailangang laging nariyan para hindi magbrownout? Magtatayo ka ng wind; paano kung walang hangin? Kung solar, paano kung makulimlim? Lilinawin ko lang po: Naniniwala rin po ako sa renewable energy at suportado natin ito, pero dapat ding may mga baseload plant na sisigurong tuloy-tuloy ang daloy ng kuryente sa ating mga tahanan at industriya. Mag-iingay pa rin po kaya ang mga kumokontra, kung busy na sila sa kapapaypay dahil nag-brownout na? Ang sa akin lang po: makiambag sana tayo sa paghahanap ng solusyon. Tutal din po, nagtatapatan tayo: Pag-usapan naman natin ang pagsasaayos ng NAIA 3. Masalimuot po ang usapang ito. Dumaan na ito sa dalawang arbitration; naipanalo na sana natin pareho, pero binaliktad ang desisyon ng isa dahil sa technicality. Kaya nga po ngayon, pinaghahandaan ang muling pagdinig nito. Dagdag na komplikasyon po ang isyu ng warranty sa pagpapatapos ng NAIA 3—hindi naman puwedeng pag may umusbong na depekto, pasensyahan na lang, dagdaggastos pa. Kaya nga po nang ipaliwanag sa atin na bibigyan tayo ng maayos na warranty ng orihinal na contractor, pumayag tayo. Pero gusto nating manigurado; gusto nating kumpletuhin nang tama at buo ang proseso. Hihingin ko po ang inyong pag-unawa ukol sa isyung ito. Malinaw na po ngayon: Iisa ang tuon ng bawat metro kuwadrado ng sementong ibinubuhos natin bilang pundasyon ng mas maunlad na bansa: Pakinabang sa bawat isa— hindi politika. Kung dati, gumagawa ng kalsada kung saan lang kursunada, at nagpapatayo ng tulay kung saan kaibigan ni Madam si Mayor, ngayon, sumusunod na tayo sa isang pambansang plano. Walang paborito, walang transaksyunalismo,

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walang padrino; bawat piso, nakatuon sa ating pagpaspas tungo sa malawakang pagunlad. Ang maaasahan po natin sa mga susunod na taon: mga paliparan at daungang lalapagan ng kalakal at turista; mga kalsadang sisigurong husto ang pakinabang ng lahat sa malalaking proyektong ito; mga power plant na pagmumulan ng sapat na kuryente at magpapatakbo sa mga industriya. Ito ang magsisilbing balangkas na magsasanga ng iba pang inisyatibang dadaluyan ng oportunidad para kay Juan at Juana dela Cruz— mula sa mga magsasakang may sapat nang patubig at mabilis nang naibebenta ang ani, hanggang sa mga construction worker na nagtitindig ng mga bagong gusali; mula sa patuloy na pag-usbong ng mga call center, hanggang sa pagdami ng mga negosyanteng handang magpasok ng kapital sa bansa. Nagsulong tayo ng mga tamang proyekto sa tamang halaga; ginawa natin ito nang may tamang kalidad; at natapos o matatapos ito sa tamang panahon, dahil tama at karapat-dapat ang mga taong nagpatupad nito. Pag-usapan po natin ang trapiko: di po ba’t tinatayang 2.4 billion pesos ang nawawala sa ating ekonomiya kada araw, dahil sa buhol-buhol na trapik sa Kamaynilaan? Kabilang sa mga proyekto nating pihadong magpapaluwag dito ay ang Integrated Transport System. Ang mga bus na nakikisiksik sa mga kalsadang punung-puno na nga, ginagawan natin ng terminal sa mga lugar na hindi kasing-sikip. Napapakinabangan na nga po ang terminal sa Parañaque, at nakapila na rin ang sa Quezon City at Muntinlupa. At nariyan din po ang dalawang connector road na magdurugtong sa North at South Luzon Expressway. Ang totoo nga po, dekada sitenta pa lang, plano nang ipatayo ang tinawag nilang Metro Manila Highway. Ito sana ang magkokonekta sa dalawang expressway, upang hindi na kailangang bunuin ang ilang oras na biyaheng babagtas pa sa kahabaan ng EDSA. Ang problema po: Nag-atas si Ginoong Marcos ng mga batas na pabor sa kanyang crony. Nakatali tayo sa pagsunod sa mga batas na ito: Sino mang magpatayo ng imprastruktura sa lugar na iyon, dapat kasosyo ang korporasyon ng kanyang kaibigan. Masaklap po: nae-extend ng tatlumpung taon ang kanilang prangkisa sa tuwing magkakabit sila ng kahit isang dipa lang ng kalsada sa orihinal. Dagdagan pa po natin: nang kumita ang kumpanya, hindi nakumpleto ang pagpapalawig o pagpapaunlad sa mga imprastraktura’t daan. Nang nalugi naman, nakuha pang ipasa sa gobyerno ang utang. Ilalapit ko na po ito sa ating Kongreso: silipin po nating muli ang Presidential Decrees 1113 at 1894. to be continued...


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