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Winners in Leyte’s congressional races spend less than P1 M each BY JOEY A. GABIETA

TAC L O BA N CITY- All the winners in Leyte’s five congressional districts won on their reelection bids without even spending one million bucks.

BONDING TIME. Media practitioners mostly based in Tacloban turns sports men and women for a day as they competed for the Media Olympics as part of the Jubilee for Mass Media celebration held Sunday at Tadyaw Beach Resort, Tolosa, Leyte.

Unregulated gold mining may cause landslide - MGB

TACLOBAN CITY – With the onset of rainy season, concerns have been raised by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) on the persistent illegal small-scale gold mining in landslide-prone areas of Southern Leyte. MGB regional information officer Dante Operario said local government officials should regulate three-decade old gold rush activities in the towns of Saint Bernard and San Ricardo. “Gold rush has become more popular in Southern Leyte after the landslides as people were able to see unearthed minerals,” Operario said. The activity is more prevalent in Barangay Pinut-an, San Ricardo and few villages of Saint Bernard town. Both areas were hit by destructive mudslides that killed thousands in 2003 and 2006. Nonita Caguioa, chief of the MGB re-

gional mining environment and safety division, said that unregulated small-scale mining can cause landslide but there are other factors that could trigger the disaster. “Mining can trigger landslide but it couldn’t be a major factor since the operation is not large scale. Southern Leyte hills are already shattered and it’s very susceptible to landslide during rainy season,” Gold was discovered in Southern Leyte as early as the Spanish era and subsequently mined by the Americans and by several Filipino groups since Word War II. Gold panning is concentrated in Pinut-an village, the site of large scale gold extraction in the 1980s, according to Operario. Small-scale gold mining is also rampant 15 to 20 feet deep offshore. Minerals that are being harvested came from the hillside which buried some houses Barangay Pinut-an 10

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8 fishermen rescued

TACLOBAN CITY—Eight fishermen were rescued by a private yacht and officers of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) Monday morning after their fishing boat capsized off Biliran seawaters due to stormy weather. Lieutenant Junior Grade Paul Ryan Gonzales, station commander of the Tacloban PCG station, said they received a distress call from a private yacht M/Y Luvedico informing them about a fishing boat that sank near Barangay Tucdao in Kawayan, Biliran. “Everyone is accounted for. All of them are safe and were brought to Kawayan town,” Gonzales said. The fishermen were identified as Marlo Asugas, Randy Rosaros, Elian Dadela, Elwino Uluhan, John Berber, Dan Arnado, Romeo Uluhan, Mar-



This if we believe the election expenses that they have submitted before the provincial office of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), which is headed by elections supervisor Sabino Mejarito. And of the five solons of Leyte, Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez of the first district topped the list of candidates with high election-related expenses. to page 7

garito Uliga, all residents of Barangay Tucdao. “While M/Y Ludevico, skippered by Capt. Ronald Salmoren, was transiting the area, they saw the distressed fishermen and immediately rescued them. The PCG personnel from Naval substation immediately assisted the rescued fishermen and were safely brought to the shoreline in Kawayan,” Gonzales added. Gonzales said the prevailing bad weather condition brought about by tropical depression that caused a disturbance on Visayan seawaters may have swept the fishing boat with its strong waves. The PCG in Tacloban already issued a warning to sea-going public to page 2

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PRO8 readies SAR teams for rainy season

CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte - The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) assured the people in Eastern Visayas its readiness to respond to any calamity even as moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms is being experienced in the region few days after the start of the rainy season. “We have prepared our Search and Rescue (SAR) teams and closely coordinating with local government units focusing on monitoring of flood prone and landslide prone areas,” PRO8 director PCSupt. Elmer Ragadio Soria said. Soria stressed that although they have adequate number of SAR-trained personnel, community teamwork is still needed to cope with emergencies. “Everybody should do their part in the preparation, prevention and mitigation measures during the rainy season,” he added, further informing that PRO8 have been regularly training their men to equip them with proper competence on disaster management. “The country is undergoing a shift from a reactive system of disaster management to a more proactive disaster risk reduction and management. Thus, we equipped our men with capability to be effective and systematic in times of emergencies and calamity-related operations,” he stressed. He added that line units were directed to work with their LGU counterparts to focus on disaster mitiga-

tion, simulation exercises, identification of disaster risk areas and purchase of SAR equipments. Soria also ordered an inventory of SAR equipments and to properly test it for eventual use and deployment to disaster prone areas. The PRO8 chief added that the 24-hour Regional Tactical Operations Center (RTOC) is closely monitoring disaster-related events and will ensure immediate police response to maintain public safety and peace and order. Eastern Visayas experiences heavy rainfall throughout the year and is frequently visited by storms from the Pacific Ocean with no pronounced dry season making it prone to landslides. The region, lying on the northwestern fringes of the Pacific Ring of Fire, also experiences frequent seismic and volcanic activities. Last September 1, 2012, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake rattled the region, destroying or damaging several houses with more than P12 million worth of damages to public infrastructure. A mudslide tragedy also transpired in Brgy. Ginsaugon, St. Bernard, Southern

on February 17, 2006, with an official death toll of 1,126 comfirmed buried alive. On November 5, 1991, Ormoc City was inundated by tropical storm Uring

causing the water to collect upstream the Anilao and Malbasag Rivers until it poured to the lowlands in Ormoc, particularly District 26, also known as Isla Verde. The flooding, blamed on illegal logging and kaingin (slash-and-burn farming) brought with it numerous logs, and took 4,922 official death toll, 3,000 missing with none of them ever found, 14,000 destroyed homes and more than P600 million worth of damaged property. (PINSP ROMUEL NACAR)

SSS to launch ‘Alkansya’ program

TACLOBAN CITY The Social Security System (SSS) in the region is set to launch the first “Alkansya” Program for jail detainees in the province which will be held on June 26 at the Tacloban City Jail. “We have thought that this people must not be abandoned even if there’s a point in their lives that they committed such offenses. We also have to prepare for their future so to have something to be taken back after they are released from jail,” OIC account management section head Bernardo Yepes said. Moreover, the Alkansya Program is a microsavings program which aims to assist informal sector workers such as market vendors, tricycle drivers and other self-employed meager earners on the fundamentals of thrift and savings. The program will utilize Alkansya unit boxes as piggybanks and they will

place at least P11 a day or until they are able to come up with P312 monthly due. Members of the Alkansya program will also receive the benefits SSS offers. Meanwhile, Yepes said that they are now having tentative schedules to launch the same program in Carigara and Burauen. The launching of the program will be simultaneously commenced in Tacloban and Ormoc cities, both in Leyte; Maasin CIty and Eastern Samar. Yepes however said that the Alkansya Program which will be inaugurated in Tacloban is the only program which will be offered for jail detainees as the program to other vicinities will be launched for Motorcycle for Hire (MCH) drivers. Moreover, Yepes said that he is hoping that the program will receive positive feedbacks and support from other local government units as the aim of the

project is provide assistance to informal sector groups (ISG). “The Alkansya Program is a unique and innovative program which aims to help ISGs. We are hoping that various sectors like the local government units and other ISG will support the program. If ever the program will receive positive responses from other ISGs, we will launch another every 1-2 months in different areas in the region. But they also have to signify their interest for the said program because we are only the program facilitators” Yepes added. Moreover, Yepes said that the inauguration will be tentatively attended by SSS president Emilio de Quiros, other SSS senior officials, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology officials and Mayor Alfred Romualdez for the ribbon-cutting. (DESSA RUTH B. REYES,

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the possible dangers posed by Tropical Depression “Emong,” which is affecting the eastern part of the country. No storm warning signals have so far been raised, but “Emong” is expected to intensify into tropical storm within the next 24 to 48 hours which would bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Visayas. (REYAN L. ARINTO) ERRATUM In LTFRB Case No. VIII-2013-0364 Applicant ELDEN CELEBRE the No. of units should be read as TWO (2) units not one (1) unit as published on June 2, 2013 issue. We regret the error. ED


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jector set for SCALA, additional band instruments, school uniforms and supplies for the street children who are assisted on their schooling and honorarium for the trainer in Radio Broadcasting for the BCA federation officers. There are about 87 beneficiaries of the program. Four of the scholars are already in college enrolled in government schools and the committee shoulders their tuition fees while the BCA has a radio program for the information dissemination. Angelo Roman declared the Alay Lakad committee currently accumulated P286,918.95 that includes bank interest. The donation in 2012 was P158,460.00, almost doubled from 2011 at P86,110. The project cost recommended by Legaspi was approved by the committee with a total of P180,000 including its contingencies. (ELVIE ROMAN-


City DepEd says teachers should be considerate

TACLOBAN CITY— Gorgonio Diaz, schools division superintendent of DepEd-Tacloban City Division, encouraged teachers to become considerate to students who cannot go to school because of raininduced calamities. “Teachers should excuse the student if there is a valid reason because the student cannot sacrifice his or her life to cross the flooded area which might be dangerous,” Diaz said. As to matter of taking a special exam and other recorded academic evaluations, Diaz said that it’s up to the teacher and the student to negotiate, but will still of course favor the benefit of the students given that they failed to attend the exam because of a valid reason. “The student can just inform the teacher or the school principal that he or she wasn’t able to attend the exam because their area was flooded or some other valid reasons. The student may also write an excuse letter addressed to the teacher. These are some of the things that the teachers should take into consideration”, says Diaz. In case some teachers are strict to excuse the students, Diaz said that their parents could talk to the teacher or the school principal to justify why their children failed to attend the class. “If ever there are complaints which cannot be solved within the school itself, the DepEd Tacloban office is always open to serve the public because this is a

public office”, he said. However, concerning the suspension of classes, Diaz said that it is the local government unit (LGU) to decide whether classes will be suspended or not. But according to the guidelines, kindergarten and elementary classes are suspended if there is a storm signal no. 1, while classes in the secondary schools are suspended if it’s raised to storm signal no.2. “Usually, if there is a typhoon, we have to coordinate with the LGU because they are the ones to decide regarding the suspension of classes. However, if a particular school is flooded, it’s the prerogative of the school administration to suspend their classes, but they still have to inform us,” Diaz added. (RAM IDELBERT A.


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years ago. The official admitted that because of poverty, gold rush is hard to control.However, this could be regulated if the government will issue permit to operators under the People’s Small-Scale Mining Area or the “Minahan ng Bayan.” Under the Small Scale Mining Act of 1991, smallscale mining is defined as the mining activities which rely heavily on manual labor using simple implements and methods and do not use explosives or heavy mining equipment. He said this will be the priority agenda of the Provincial Mining Regulatory Board


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Alay Lakad generates more projects for beneficiaries ORMOC CITY-The significance of shared endeavors once again established its worth after the Alay Lakad finance committee acquired considerable amount from the donations, more than enough to put in other needs of the beneficiaries. As a result of considerable funds gathered, the SCALA (Sharing Computer Access Locally and Abroad) program that composed of out-of-school youths, street- based and the Barangay Children Association (BCA) who are the beneficiaries of the Alay Lakad will receive additional assistance this year. Marietta Legaspi of CSWDO proposed P180,000 worth of programs and projects to the committee headed by former city administrator Dr. Dennis Capuyan. Legaspi proposeda 2 sets computer with complete accessories and a pro-

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Noel spends over P500,000 during election

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TACLOBAN CITY- Defeated mayoralty candidate of this city, outgoing Rep. Florencio “Bem” Noel declared his election-related expenses of more than half a million pesos. Based on the statement of elections contributions and expenses (Soce) he submitted before the city office of the Commission on Elections, Noel spent about P539,657 during the May 13 elections. Of this amount, he listed Roberto Montejo and Federico Noel, Jr. as his contributors. Montejo contributed P291,339 during

the elections while Noel, Jr. contributed P74,218.37, city elections officer Rosemarie Ann Polistico said. The amount submitted by Noel was comparatively higher with that of the reelected mayor, Alfred Romualdez. On his Soce, Romualdez declared his expenses at P276,599.22. It was also learned from Polistico that despite the deadline on the submission of the Soce for candidates who ran during the May 13 elections, there were still candidates who have yet to comply with this directive.

Among them were four candidates who ran for council seats. All the four lost on their respective bids. “They have still to submit their Soce and will be made to explain why they failed to submit it. They will now submit it before the legal department of the commission,” Polistico said. The deadline was last June 13.Failure to comply this requirement would mean a penalty and imprisonment, depending on the discretion of the court, the city elections officer said. “The role of the Comelec here is just to determine

or find the probable cause and it’s up to the court to decide,”Polistico said. Meantime, Noel’s running mate, defeated Vice Mayor Arvin Antoni declared his expenses at P168,00 with a combined amount of P65,000 coming from contributors. His rival and eventual winner, Councilor Jerry “Sambo” Yaokasin declared a P208,000 poll expenses. He listed a relative Carl Chan as his lone contributor. Chan reportedly donated P32,371 to Yaokasin’s successful bid for vice mayor of Tacloban. (JOEY A. GABIETA)

(PMRB). The PMRB is being led by MGB regional director as chairman and provincial governor as vice chairman. Members are representative from large scale miners, small scale miners, and non-government organization. Large gold deposits in Southern Leyte have been attracting large mining firms. Six companies are now seeking mineral production sharing agreement (MPSA), two have exploration permit, and four have pending exploration permit application. Firms that are applying for MPSA (with respective covered towns) are Commonwealth Knitting Mills, Inc. (Libagon, Liloan, and Saint Bernard), Patrick Resources (Libagon, Liloan, and Saint Bernard), Pelican Resources Corp. (Bontoc, Maasin and Tomas Oppus), Spencer Resources Corp. (Silago), Horizon Resources Corp. (Sogod and Bontoc), and Zamcore Resources Corp. (Silago). Those with pending exploration permit applica-

tion are Vulcan Industrial & Mining Corp. (San Ricardo and Pintuyan), Plutus Mining Corporation (Tomas Oppus, Malitbog, Macrohon and Padre Burgos),

Macroasia Corporation (Pintuyan and San Ricardo), Phil-Ores Mining Corporation (Liloan, San Francisco, Pintuyan and San Ricardo). With approved explora-

tion permit are the Vulcan Industrial and Mining Corp for San Ricardo area, and UP Mines, Inc. for Sogod area. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)

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Abusive employers


uch as we welcome the influx of investors, homegrown or local, to our cities, towns, and even countryside for their capacity to generate employment and economic activities in these areas, we cannot also tolerate any form of abuse, oppression, and exploitation that some of them are reportedly doing to our lowly countrymen who happen to become their employees. It has been common knowledge that, indeed, some of these employers tend to abuse their poor workers, who just don’t report their plight to authorities due to fears that they might get fired, that high cost is involved in filing and pursuing court cases. Verbal abuse is very common, in fact very negligible on their part as it is natural for employers to really demand quality time and work from their employees. But to subject the latter to more severe forms of maltreatment is unacceptable. Take for example the young women, say, sales ladies who are housed in one place to accordingly ensure they are on easy call all the time. Some of their male employers, mostly foreigners albeit slit-eyed Asians, are reportedly taking the liberty to visit them even when it’s their time to rest, abusing their privacy, and taking advantage of their poverty. The in-

trusion is too much in that, these guys would accordingly enter their private rooms at times, in a demanding and lustful demeanor, as though they own these lady-employees’ flesh. In some cases, some of these workers are allowed to stay in the shops or stores where they work to save rental money and at the same time, to serve as guards inside against likely burglars. By the look of it, it seems that the employers trust them that much for allowing them to have access to store items in their absence. But no, these poor workers do not have freedom to just get out of the building anytime they like. They are accordingly being locked inside like prisoners to make sure they cannot escape with some items with them. What if fire happens to erupt in the vicinity? These workers must burn to death for being locked in there! These and many more are just samples of the abuses that these poor workers receive from their employers, not to mention the very low salary that they are getting in exchange for the hard work that they render. These must be addressed by our authorities if they still care for their hard up countrymen and women.

Among the exploited Reading what they write, listening to them talk, and watching them report, you would almost say that media practitioners are among the most well off and affluent people in life, as confirmed by their oozing confidence and authoritative demeanors. If you add to this their connections and constant access to powerful figures in society, the more that you will espouse such notion, with certainty. Unknown to most of us, however, those in media are mostly hard up. They just look and sound as though nothing is wrong with them, but in their private lives, they are disgruntled and pathetic. That they are mistaken to be fine is because, they are the ones who troubleshoot vari-

ous irregularities in society with their hard-hitting commentaries and critical viewpoints against abusive and oppressive figures and agencies. They invite attention to any form of deceit, anomaly, and the like, and try to contact authorities that could properly address problematic situations, so no one would think they could not solve their own problems. But, when it comes to

their own employment, they are mostly exploited. They are among the most poorly paid wage earners, no wonder why they would sometimes act like beggars, and their favorite source of “income” are the politicians. Why, their employers do not seem to care by not compensating them for the work that they do. They are paid so little for the work that requires them to buy gadgets and materials, to

do research, to get in touch with various sources, to move around and spend for fares, and to write, scan, or e-mail in internet cafes that charge them for all these services. Though highly critical against people and agencies that are involved in questionable activities, they cannot even say a word against their employers but are just silent over their plight for the reason that, if they do so, they would surely lose their job. And so they just allow their employers to continually use them to the point of exploitation. To their mind, an insulting pay is better than being penniless, without any source of income. Anyway, behind their exploited status, they also enjoy the “power” and the “glory” of the press. They have the respect and hom-

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Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Educating the Spender and the Public

Now that classes have started, we find homes go agaga reading and doing homework of kids. Last night, while putting on the sheets, Eryk drew twelve laboratory apparatus for Science. Believe me, it took him an hour only. He drew so small that in one paper, all the tools were neatly drawn in a row. He enjoyed drawing and tracing at the same time. For him, labeling the parts were more important than the drawing itself. I am reminded of Philadelphia District Schools – where money for books, paper, and school nurse is hard put. Already, pink slips were sent to 19 percent of the school-based work force, including all 127 assistant principals, 646 teachers and more than 1,200 aides. Principals are contemplating opening in September with larger classes but no one to answer phones, keep order

on the playground, coach sports, check out library books or send transcripts for seniors applying to college. I do not know if I would even say, “count our blessings.” We have been counting ever since. From admission to completion, public schools administration remains a conundra. Look at this. Come meal time, graders are all alone to fend on their own. Driven out of their respective rooms because the teacher needs rest. We know that public schools operate a draconian budget. Is the educational system reflective of the shortsightedness of fiscal decisions? Teachers, parents and associations and federations have done their part in sacrificing – now it is the time to raise revenue so that school kids are provided what ought to be. To increase the budget in the educational sector,

with the working population too potent to produce the goods needed by the entire populace. Unfortunately, our working population is not actually working for lack of opportunities hereabouts, a good number opting to find fortune overseas. The rush to foreign shores is not much on the pull of well paying jobs but the push of grinding poverty in this corruption laden land. We can produce much for our needs but many of


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public schools with small enrolment may be temporarily closed so that maintenance is reduced. Let the kids gravitate towards the center. How else do we increase revenue? We have tried these: going after delinquent taxpayers, pursuing the sin taxes - fee per pack of cigarettes, alcohol tax, and maybe the bar fee. Now I am reminded of the Indian norm of motivating school attendance – free uniform, bicycle, spectacles, books, kilos of potato per day of kid attendance, and of course the milk program. Meanwhile, our school buildings should be full of happy and intelligent kids. Parents can only do so much: read to children especially during breaks because research shows that children lose a significant level of skills during the summer when not in class. By virtue of vocation, principals and teachers are no-nonsense and are really dedicated. They are the most ubiquitous government servant during election time, disasters, and the like. Behavior issues and emotional outbursts of children are music to them and they handle them so patiently. To reduce or cut support to public schools is a disservice to our future.

False threat to hunger

Failing to develop a producing population, we are confronted with the resultant effect of our misplaced choices. Worries about the shortfall of food to meet consumption demands of the population may have some basis. But it is myopic for some sectors to be drawn into peeking at the growing population that is beyond current production levels to feed. Ours is population that is scattered across age brackets,

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our working hands had left to foreign lands for good to join the workforce that produces goods of those countries. Caution is very much necessary into fixing our sights on the growth of population. Every growth in our numbers should be a plus to the workforce that will make enough production for our domestic needs. God’s design of man is perfect and such is our greatest gift. We had been given two hands for production as against one mouth for consumption. One need not be a brilliant guru to understand the simple mathematical sentence that expresses the clear statement that to page 8

A year ago today, M&S Health and Beauty Care Imported Products started with a quaint store located along Zamora Street obliquely fronting between the Development Bank of the Philippines and the United Coconut Planters Bank branches in Tacloban City. The business has bloomed to be a name to reckon with as a friend for the patrons and a serious player among rivals in the industry. This success story was not at all made in heaven but one which mortals are equally susceptible, too. MSHBC was a simple idea that had its fruition in the common pursuit of the company’s owners, the spouses Shirlee (nee Herrera) and Marlow Kaquilala. They had this shared aspiration – to help other people earn their income while the couple builds their trademark in the beauty and wellness industry. They admit all these are God’s will as much as these are blessings that came only from Him. With diligence, hard work and perseverance, and the determination to overcome the risks involved, the multi-million capital invested into this venture has grown not just in number of distributors and stockists across the country but in product name in the field of beauty and wellness. Little did Shirlee know that her dream enterprise would grow into an unimaginable proportion in a year’s time. Thanks to his husband Marlow, who has the acumen in handling business here and abroad. The tandem of the couple, which the M&SHBCIP men and women underscore as a driving force in the success of the business, is something to be grasped. As they were, the couple never stopped thanking God for this gift, although a big challenge recently tests their couple’s management prowess in operation and financial administration. Jay Luay, the company’s operation manager, informed that as of now M&SHBC Imported Products has 30 stockists and 4,000 to 5,000 distributors throughout the archipelago. M&SHBC, which products all organic, has the seal of the Bureau of Food and Drugs Administration license to operate and is working this month on its Certificate of Product

Registration. It has also acquired same seal of safety from the counterpart agency in Thailand, Singapore, Korea and Malaysia where the products are manufactured. He said that among the most saleable product of M&SHBC are the charcoal soap and the reasonably priced Rasyan toothpaste, which is good for cigarette smokers as it removes tartar and eliminates morning breath. M&SHBCIP, a direct selling company, with a slight touch of networking, offers incentives to earners. This is an alternative livelihood to those who find working in an 8:00AM5:00PM job environment

too cumbersome. Two individuals readily shared their enriching experience with MS Health and Beauty Care Imported Products. From the time she started using MSHBCIP products in November 2012 and joined the marketing group of the company, Fe Glipa, 62 years old, proudly flaunted the improvement in her facial glow. She said people who know not her age would later say that she does not look her age at all. She is now an assistant manager of the company with sales pool reaching Borongan, Catarman, Catubig, Bohol, Cebu and Manila, besides Taclo-

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June 18, 2013 - Tuesday of the 11th Wk in Ordinary Time 2 Cor 8:1-9; Ps 146; Mt 5:43-48

LOVE OF ENEMIES Jesus said to his disciples: “You have heard the commandment, ‘You shall love your countryman but hate your enemy.’ My command to you is: love your enemies, pray for your persecutors. This will prove that you are sons of your heavenly Father, for his sun rises on the bad and the good, he rains on the just and the unjust. If you love those who love you, what merit is there in that? Do not tax collectors do as much? And if you greet your brothers only, what is so praiseworthy about that? Do not pagans do as much? In a word, you must be made perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

PRAY FOR YOUR ENEMIES Jesus goes further in teaching the Law of Love. Not only must we love our enemy (and then he is no enemy at all) but we should positively help our problem-person by praying for him. Hating an enemy does not produce good results. Nothing is gained by hate except more hate. When I pray for my enemy I begin the first step toward reconciliation. Peace must begin with me. I ask God for grace for my ex-enemy. God’s grace will operate in me first. God will show me the falsity of enmity and he will take away the sting of hatred. When I find enmity or even hard-feelings within me arising, that will be the time for me to pray. (Daily Gospel Now by R.Sullivan, OMI, published by Paulines. Visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City. Tel. #321-3195) Sower’s Seeds: “In the fallen human being deprived of grace, battle takes place at times between predominantly sensual forces. Victory of the spirit becomes possible only with actual grace, the grace of God.” – Blessed James Alberione, SSP, S.Th.D., Founder of the Pauline Family


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Media Day brings media practitioners together TOLOSA, LeyteEven only for a day, media practitioners forget their daily deadlines to compete albeit under a very friendly atmosphere. The gathering of media workers, mostly Tacloban-based, was part of the celebration of Jubilee for Mass Media marked by the Archdiocese of Palo and held at the Tadyaw Beach Resort, this lovely and historic town. Almost 100 participants from broadcast (radio and television), print and online media joined the event which

also coincided with the 16th year anniversary Father Amadeo Alvero, social communications officer of the archdiocese, as a servant of Our Lord. Before the game proper, Fr. Alvero first presided a Mass to thank the Creator on allowing all media practitioners to share a day with each other and take some time for a friendly competition. Unlike in previous years when media outlets were grouped according to their respective medium,, this year was different as they were grouped regardless of their outlets.

The banner- making contest and parade signaled the start of the competition, which was won by Group 3 (banner-making), headed by Fr. Alvero and Group 4 (parade) headed by Sid (Madam Cheding) Palaña of Aksyon RadyoDyVL.

Ball games this year was set aside and focused more on group dynamics or group games such as blanket volleyball, chair relay, egg relay and crossing the river. This year’s over-all


champion was Group 3 headed by Fr Alvero, Group 3 headed by Madam Cheding was declared as the 1st placer and Group 1 headed by Francis Batula of Magik FM was on 2nd place, followed by Group 2.

Cash prizes and gift certificate were awarded to winners. For this year’s Media Day Celebration, the theme was “ This is the Will of God, your Holiness”. (ROEL AMAZONA)


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2nd Regional BNS Congress slated on July 29 at Leyte Convention Center TACLOBAN CITY – The Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS), which leads in combating malnutrition in the barangays, will be on center stage on July 29, 2013 for the 2nd Regional BNS Congress at Leyte Convention Center in Candahug, Palo, Leyte. The biennial congress aims to retool the BNS of the latest advancements in combating malnutrition. The BNS have a big role in reducing malnutrition in the country and delivering services according to Segundina Dilao, OIC director of the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in the re-


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Based on the election contributions and expenditures (Soce) he submitted before the Comelec, Romualdez spent a total of P727,000 during the May 13 midterm elections. Incidentally, the amount submitted by Romualdez was almost the same amount reportedly incurred by incoming Governor Dominico “Mic” Petilla. On his Soce, Petilla submitted electoral expenses of P752,276. Both Petilla and Romualdez ran unopposed during the recently-held elections. Elected Vice Gov. Carlo Loreto was the only provincial or congressional candidate who declared of spending more than P1 million during the elections.


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age of the people around. Of course, not all media practitioners are in such condition. There are those who are successful and moneyed as a result of practicing their profession. But, mind you, these are the ones who are lucky enough to have been connected with big media networks. These companies pay them well and so, being properly compensated, they enjoy their work and contribute greatly to the significant role of journalism in the

gion. NNC is an attached agency of the Department of Health. Under Presidential Decree 1569, a nutrition scholar shall be a volunteer worker who is responsible for delivering nutrition services and other related activities such as community health, backyard food production, environmental sanitation, culture, mental feeding and family planning to the barangay. Before they were called the BNS, they were the Barangay Nutrition and Health Scholars in the 70’s. For decades, they work on a daily basis without allowance or receiving a motley allowance of P50/

day depending on the local government unit they belong to. “It is a heroic act to be a volunteer. That is why for all the sacrifices of the BNS and their role in building a healthy nation, the NNC is really pushing for the Magna Carta of the BNS,” Dilao said. At present, there are some 22,083 BNS who have been acknowledged by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) in 954 municipalities nationwide. The NNC-8 is now accepting pre-registration to the 2nd BNS Summit at the NNC VIII Office at POPCOM compound in the Government Center

Candahug or they can pay the convention pre-registration fees of P500 at the city or municipal nutrition officer. In the 1st BNS Summit in July 28, 2011 in Tacloban Convention Center, more than 3,000 BNS attended the event. It was during this time that the draft of the Magna Carta of BNS was submitted to lone Representative of Southern Leyte Roger Mercado. House Bill 5365 authored by Rep.Mercado and coauthored by all congressmen in Eastern Visayas was filed on September 2011 and is now pending in Congress. (VICKY C. AR-

Based on his Soce, Loreto spent P1.17 million, much higher compared to his rival for the post, Eduardo Polistico, who reported a P93,544 election-related expenses. Meantime, Rep.Lucy Torres Gomez of Leyte’s fourth district had the lowest expenses based on her Soce among the five elected solons of the province. Gomez reportedly spent P212,473, which was comparatively lower compared to the amount reported by her rival, outgoing Ormoc City Mayor Eric Codilla. Codilla reported on his Soce a P561,200.75 election expense on his bid to defeat Gomez, who was ousted by the Supreme Court less than two months before the May 13 midterm balloting. During the 2010 elections, Gomez declared an election expense of

P704,257.03. Rep. Sergio Apostol of the second district of Leyte, came next to Rep. Romualdez as top spenders during the elections. His Soce has indicated that he spent P580,200 on his reelection bid. Following Apostol was Rep. Jose Carlo Loreto of the fifth district of Leyte. He spent P545,39.90 based on his Soce he submitted to the Comelec office. Rep. Andres Salvacion of the province’s third district spent P274,020 based on his Soce. Based on our elections law, a candidate running under a political party is to spend P3 per voter while P5 for those running as an independent

candidates. Elections supervisor Mejarito, meantime, said that there were still candidates who ran for provincial and congressional posts that have yet to file their Soces. Among them were two congressional candidates, a vice gubernatorial aspirant and nine candidates who ran for board members. “They have to explain why they failed to submit their Soce on time. Nevertheless, they would still be fined for submitting late,” Mejarito said. The deadline for submission of the Soce was last June 13 or a month after the holding of the May 13 midterm elections.

country. This brings us to the point that, for journalists to really find fulfillment in their careers, they must then be connected with big media networks that will not exploit them. If they will just stick to provincial media companies that are not really for the press but are just for profits, then they will just rot in the corners, at the mercy of politicians and businessmen, not receiving any raise of their wages that had been the same since time immemorial, that are instead reduced from time to time as silence on their part deepens.



NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Felipe Butron extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over an agricultural land situated at Brgy. Rivilla, Bato, Leyte covered by Original Certificate of Title No. 3130 with Cad. Lot No. 7215 containing an area of 7,602 square meters under TD No. 06002700050. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Joselito C. Mallari and Estrellita Ayoc, both of legal age, Filipinos, residents of Brgy. Rivilla, Bato, Leyte for the above-described parcels of land, per Doc. No. 258, Page No. 52, Book No. 25, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. LSDE: June 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Procopio Palaran extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over an Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Alegria Bato, Leyte under TD No. 06000600182 with Cad. Lot No. 3433, containing an area of .9399 has. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of CLARITA S. RENAUD of legal age, Filipino citizen, married, residents of Bato, Leyte, parties hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY, per Doc. No. 480, Page No. 26, Book No. 26, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. LSDE: June 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Margarita Lovete extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, designated as Lot 4227, C-17, 745 D, situated at Tagaytay Bato, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 06003100119 R13, covered by O.C.T. No. P35654, containing an area of 2,091 square meters and heirs hereby affirm and confirm that a portion of the above-described parcel of land with an area of 787 square meters, has been sold to Danilo L. Gitanes as vendee; per Doc. No. 407, Page No. 82, Book No. XV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Exzon B. Mendoza. LSDE: June 18, 25 & July 2, 2013

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ban. Her guiding principle is the Biblical precept that states, “You reap what you sow.” For Gerry Ochenta, married and 35 summers old, has been with the company for almost a year now. He is now an account executive, under the company’s new management concept, with marketing influence based in Northern Samar. He said the company’s marketing concept is sound and management tandem of the couple is certainly admirable. These are beside the wholesome working relationship within created by the friendly staff of the company. “The M&SHBC imported products are not difficult to sell because the people demand for them, the people are the ones looking for the products,” he claimed. This, he said, is because the products are very effective, most especially the shape-firming cream that removes extra lipids from the body. MSHBC products, particularly those called the “Best of Thailand” are in fact the best in South East Asia, according to Ochenta. Although be it one success story, the growth of M&SHBC is not spared by challenges beyond the Kaquilala couple’s belief.


These trials notwithstanding, Shirlee stated in a text message that they decided to pursue with the full operation of the business “because there are people behind M&SHBC who are solely dependent on it for the daily source of their income.” A major improvement is now currently underway in M&SHBC to make it even more competitive. Amidst these challenges, Shirlee expressed her profound gratitude to God for letting her discover these tests at an early time by showing her the signs on who are causing some misfits in their business. “He is so good that He guided me as we face these challenges and getting rid of them,” she added, which she pointed out included persons whom they trusted most. Bravely she said that after the storm, M&SHBC proudly celebrates its First Anniversary “with new management and purely direct selling.” Taking these challenges as opportunities, she stated, “Experience will make us perfect this time. We have to be cautious and vigilant. The major lesson is that evil never prevails.” What keeps the couple’s spirit up, besides their strong faith in God is their clients’ continued support and patronage, which for them are from God.


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Maria Aguilar extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over an Agricultural land situated at Brgy. Bago, Bato, Leyte under TD No. 06001000036 with Cad. Lot No. 5771, containing an area of 1.5184 has. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Jasmin Pades Hassan of legal age, Filipino citizen, single, resident of Brgy. Lunang, Hilongos, Leyte, heirs hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY for the above-described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 768, Page No. 154, Book No. 27, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. LSDE: June 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Norberto Kuizon extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over an Agricultural Land situated at Brgy. Dolho, Bato, Leyte under TD No. 06001500069 with Cad. Lot No. 1217 containing an area of .2099 has., A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Bernardino and Eusebia Tan, both of legal age, Filipino citizens, residents of Brgy. Dolho, Bato, Leyte for the above-described parcel of land, per Doc. No. 572, Page No. 115, Book No. 26, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. LSDE: June 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Heirs of the late SERGIA TAGOLINOQUIAMCO extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a certain parcel of residential land situated in Brgy. Lili-on, Palompon, Leyte covered by Tax Declaration No. 88-310009-00394 containing an area of 76 square meters, more or less, with an assessed value of P1,530.00. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of SPS. RENATO L. CLITAR and NILDA O. CLITAR both of legal age, Filipino citizens and residents of Brgy. Lomonon, Palompon, Leyte, per Doc. No. 734, Page No. 74, Book No. LVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Camilo P. Esmero. LSDE: June 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Tomas Lodovica, who died intestate, extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over two (2) parcels of land more described as follows to wit: Parcel 1, A parcel of land covered under Tax Declaration No. 99-31028-00319 R10, designated as Cadastral Lot No. 2734, containing an area of .1020 square meters; per Tax Declaration but the actual and correct area is 841 square meters situated at Brgy. Lomonon Palompon, Leyte, per Doc. No. 1796, Page No. 9, Book No. X, Series of 2003 of Notary Public Camilo P. Esmero. LSDE: June 4, 11 & 18, 2013


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‘Emong’ maintains strength, still far to affect country

MANILA -- Tropical Depression “Emong” slightly accelerated and maintained its strength Sunday but is still far to directly affect any part of the Philippines, the state weather bureau said. As of 10 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) estimated Emong at 380 kilometers east of Legazpi City in Albay, with maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center. Emong, the fifth tropical cyclone to enter the country this year, is still moving north northwest at 13 kph, said Pagasa.

No storm warning signals have so far been raised, but Emong is expected to intensify into tropical storm within the next 24 to 48 hours. Weather forecaster Fernando Cada said the tropical depression is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country due to its slow movement, but monitoring will continue. He said Emong will enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat that will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Pagasa estimated the rainfall amount

within Emong’s 300 kilometers diameter from five to 15 millimeters per hour. This amount is considered “moderate to heavy.” Emong is expected to be at 360 kilometers northeast of Legazpi City on Monday evening; 400 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan by Tuesday evening; and 530 kilometers northeast of Aparri by Wednesday evening. Cada also said Sunday that the tropical depression, due to its extended cloudness, will bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over the regions of Bicol, Central and

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Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga that may trigger flashfloods and landslides. In its 5 p.m. advisory, Pagasa said that Metro Manila and the regions of Ilocos, Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) region, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon, Western Visayas, Davao, Soccskargen, Armm and the Provinces of Zambales and Bataan will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough. (SUNNEX

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man’s capacity to produce is twice as much as his capacity to consume. The problem is when some hands fail to produce or contribute in the production but consumes anyway by the nature of his being. The gap could be narrowed if government can undertake measures that will make every hand working and productive no matter the constant nature of every mouth to consume. One thing is certain that we must not be misled by drumbeaters of population control that is being pushed by international companies and our government. The population is within the levels of last year and rice production was about the same in all cropping for the last and the current year. We can hardly trace significant disparities in the figures Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0394 Ref. No. VIII-2008-0276 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a UV EXPRESS service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

of population and production that would explain the situation we are currently in now. In truth, we lack people to utilize and manage the vast resources of this earth that God gave us to rule and exercise dominion. If there is scarcity, it is human resources and not food, the backdrop that population control and anti-life advocates that had been deceiving us all on the threat of hard life ahead due to scarcity of goods lagging behind a ballooning population. Let us not be fooled into believing that more people mean more eaters of the stagnated produced goods. The truth is, more people mean more produce to feed the needs of the population. Let us never be duped and threatened by a false threat to hunger. Comments to Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0265 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV EXPRESS service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name.

PEDRO ODICTA-VENDOR THELMA DALINA-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV EXPRESS SERVICE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-DOLORES & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR PEDRO ODICTA IN FAVOR OF THELMA DALINA HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DALINA TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JUNE 28, 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 14th day of June 2013.

MIRASOL NOVAL 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: MAASIN CITY-ORMOC CITY & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MHEME TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON JUNE 27, 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 14th day of June 2013.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Arturo Chua Diaz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a motor vehicle described as: Make: Mitsubishi; Chassis No.: LTO-TAC-029468; Classification: Public Utility Jitney; Motor No.: HVG-144; MV File No.: 8A-11231; No. of Cylinders: 4; Fuel: Diesel. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Daniel Balaga Diaz as vendee for the above-described motor vehicle including its Franchise and/or Certificate of Public Convenience unto said vendee Daniel Balaga Diaz, per Doc. No. 428, Page No.22, Book No. II, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Crispin Simoun P. Cercado. LSDE: June 18, 25 & July 2, 2013

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 Republic of the Philippines MUNICIPALITY OF LAWAAN Province of Eastern Samar -oOoOFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN Municipal Ordinance No. 2, Series of 2013 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Ordinance of the Municipality of Lawaan, Eastern Samar WHEREAS, the municipality is committed to the protection, preservation and conservation of the ecosystem; WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the municipal government to effectively and efficiently implement the solid waste management system; WHEREAS, the unsystematic waste disposal by households and commercial/industrial establishments causes unsightly surrounding, polluted environment and spread of communicable diseases; WHEREAS, the practice of waste segregation to facilitate reuse and recycling does not only reduce the cost of collection and disposal of garbage but conserves the natural sources of materials and avoid consumption of goods. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT enacted by the Sangguniang Bayan of Lawaan, Eastern Samar in session assembled: ARTICLE I Title of Ordinance Title of Ordinance. This ordinance shall be known as the Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Ordinance of the Municipality of Lawaan, Eastern Samar, and shall be hereinafter referred to as the “Ordinance”. ARTICLE II Coverage This ordinance shall apply to all residential; houses, commercial establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cinema houses, public markets, department stores, groceries, institutions like hospitals, schools, churches, public and private offices, industrial establishments like factories, plants and other establishments of any kind and agricultural areas. ARTICLE III Authority and Purpose, Goals SECTON 01. Authority. This ordinance is enacted to supplement the provisions of existing laws and ordinances related to solid waste management. SECTION 02. Purpose. The ordinance is enacted for the following purpose: • To guide, control and regulate the generation, storage, collection, transportation and disposal of solid wastes within the locality and promote an orderly and sanitary system for the same. • To enhance the total environment of the locality through the necessary control and mitigation of negative environmental impacts of solid waste. • To promote and protect the health, safely, peace and convenience and the general welfare of the inhabitants of the municipality. • To minimize generation of solid waste and maximize possible recovery/recycling and utilization by: • Maximizing the use of goods and consumption of foods; • Allocating fair inputs in production of goods, foods and services; • Encouraging the salvaging of possible “recoverable” from solid wastes for re-use and/or recycling back to production process; • Encouraging the recycling and resource recovery of wastes in own backyard though composting and biogas production; • Providing assistance and cooperation in the recycling of solid waste in disposal sites. SECTION 03. Goal. The primary goal of this ordinance is to enhance ecological balance of the community through sustainable and integrated waste management. SECTION 04. Objectives. The objectives of this Ordinance are the following: • To ensure around-the-clock cleanliness through orderly waste management; • To cease and desist from utilization of open garbage dumps which serve and breeding places of insects causing disease, foul odors and harmful fumes; emit “greenhouse gases” which contribute to global warming and thinning of the ozone layer; generate “leachate” which pollute soil and water resources; and creates unhealthy scavenging activities in the vicinity, • To eradicate unsightly, uncovered and overflowing waste containers, in streets, public places, and open spaces; • To minimize and optimize sanitary resource recovery for feeds, fuel, materials, energy, etc; and • To minimize pollution arising from harmful gases, smoke, particulates produces by needless burning dumping; polluted runoffs into water sources supply; and hazardous substances. ARTICLE IV Definition of Terms SECTION 05. Technical Terms. The technical terms used in this ordinance shall be defined as follows: • Biodegradable – any material that can be reduced into finer particles (degraded or decomposed) by microbiological organisms or enzymes (synonymous with compostable). • Biogas digester – are of two kinds; the “poso-negro” Taiwan type or the above around portable Valderia model. Biogas is a mixture of methane, carbon dioxide, and traces of inert gases produced by the fermentation of animal organic in a airtight digester chamber. • Compost - decayed organic material for use as soil conditioner or fertilizer. • Composting – biological degradation under controlled condition; the process of making biodegradables such as food waste, garden waste, animal waste, human waste, into compost by mixing them with soil, water, biological additives/activators (optional) and air. • Domestic Waste - is the refuse from households , as distinguished from industrial waste, agricultural waste, hospital waste, etc. which may be classified as biodegradable (compostable) or non-biodegradable (noncompostable). • Enzymes – a protein produced by cells, with substances to initiate or accelerate chemical reactions in plants or animal matter, acting like an organic catalyst. • Factory returnable – all non-biodegradables, non-compostable such as tin cans/metals; bottles/glass including broken pieces, plastic/ Styrofoam/rubber/dry paper/dry cardboard/dry cloth/fibers/leather/feather/hard shells/hard bones, etc. which are segregated in separate containers or placed in one sack (cans, bottles, containers already rinsed) and are sold/given away to collectors. • Feed Materials – all food waste, peelings, veggie trims, fish entrails, fowl innards spoiled fruits, leftovers, egg shells, rice/fish meal washing, etc. that should be collected and kept in covered containers as hog/chicken/duck/pets/fish feeds. • Fermentables – fruit peelings, spoiled or over-riped fruits, juices e.g. buko juice, etc. are made into vinegar, wine or “nata-de-coco”, natade-piña, etc. • Fertilizer materials – all compostable or biodegradable such as garden waste (leaves, twigs, weeds), animal waste (manure, carcasses), human waste (feces, urine, blood, all excreta), pads, diapers (remove plastic portions), etc., are made into compost for organic gardening. • Filling Materials – if efforts are exerted to find, not only the maximum but also the optimum use of waste, hardly any will be left as filling materials. Such materials may be compacted, mixed with rice chaff and “binders” and use fro appropriate construction projects. • Food Material – include certain kinds of seeds, pulp, peelings, that are made into pickles, “sweets” or candies, or snacks. • Fine crafts – many of the non-biodegradable could be used as materials for handicrafts, cottage industries, art works, toys and other livelihood projects such as paper mach, paper basketry, metal craft, plas-

ORDINANCE tic twine or rope braids, feather crafts, wooden crafts, even “lahar” craft. Styrofoam melted in small amount of gasoline solvent provides cheap glue of “binder” for many of the projects. • Functional facilities equipment – useful equipment facilities devised or created from discards, throwaways, junks, scraps, e.g. chairs, tables, doormats, play equipment from rubber tires, roofings from milk cans, flower pots, “planters” from plastic bags, sacks, containers, etc. • Green charcoal – another form of fuel or grass charcoal, manufactured from compostable, organic, cellulotic material with the use of enzymes to break down the lignia or binding material, after which it is molded and dried then used in charcoal fed stoves. • Hazardous waste – special types of waste containing the chemical, biological, and radiological elements which are harmful to human health. • Incineration – the controlled process by which combustibles waste are burned and changes into gases and residues that contain little or no combustible materials. • Landfill leachate – the downward seeping of water through the landfill carrying with it the dissolved water-soluble contents of the waste which may be collected by the underground drainage of water system. • Putrescible – a substance that decomposes at a certain temperature in contact with air and moisture, generally containing nitrogen. • Recycling – the reuse, retrieval, re-commission of element/matter for any and all purposes necessary to healthful and productive living; the process by which waste materials are transformed into new products in such manner that the original products may loss their identity. • Resource recovery - the extraction of materials or energy from wastes. • Solid Waste – this includes anything thrown away, such as garbage, rubbish, trash, litter, junk and refuse from any source (homes, business, farms, industries, or institutions0; this is a discarded material with insufficient liquid content to flow. Examples are those non-liquid wastes resulting from the domestic, commercial, agricultural and industrial activities which can be divided into several components under two broad categories: • Bio-degradable – compostable-putrescible. There are four (4) groups of wastes under this category, such as: (a) food (cooking) waste/ kitchen waste:peelings, leftovers, vegetable trims, fish/fowl/meat/animal entrails/innards/cleanings, soft shells, seeds, etc. (b) agricultural (garden) wastes: leaves/flowers, twigs, branches, stems, roots, trimmings, weeds, seeds/inedible fruits, etc.; (c) animal waste: manure/urine, carcasses, etc; and (d) human waste: excreta, soiled pads, sanitary napkins, etc. • Non – biodegradable – non-compostable – putrescible – There are ten (10) groups of waste under this category: (a) metals: tin cans, aluminum, iron, lead, copper, silver, etc.; (b) glasses: bottles, culets (broken glass), sheets (shards), mirrors, bulbs, etc.; (c) plastics: polyethylene (bags), polypropylene (straws/jute sacks containers, polyurethane (foam, mattresses), polystyrene (Styrofoam), polyvinyl (tubes, pipes, linoleum), polyacetate (fibers, cloth, rayon) etc.; (d) rubber (natural and synthetic) tires etc.; (e) papers, dry papers, cardboards, etc.; (f) dry processed fibers, cloth, twine, etc.; (g) dry leathers: skin, feathers, etc.; (h) hard shells; (i) bones; and (j) rocks. • Solid Waste Management - the purposeful, systematic control of the generation, storage, collection, transport, separation, processing, recycling, recovery, and final disposal of solid waste. • Sorting at source – the segregation or separation of waste at the point of generation or at the very place where they are produced into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. • Recycling domestic waste – the full utilization of domestic waste into factory-returnable (around 50-60%), fertilizer (about 30%), fuels, fine crafts, fermentables, etc. with little left for filling material. (Proportions vary with kind of community. The more affluent the more factory returnable). This includes both man-devised and nature designed recycling schemes. • Zero waste resource management system – is an ecological method of handling waste that does not degrade the environment not pollute air, water, and soil and facilitates their sanitary retrieval, re-use or recycling. • Collection Areas – designated places/areas by the barangay where the segregated waste are brought during collection period and shall be situated along collection routes. ARTICLE V Waste Generation and Storage SECTION 06. Residential Areas: • Residents shall learn the two (2) kinds of waste: biodegradable or compostable and non-biodegradable or non-compostable. These two kinds of waste shall be stored and segregated at the site or place where they are generated. • The concerned resident shall ensure that the generated solid waste shall be properly separated in three (3) enclosed containers for recoverable, left-overs/compostables and others. The leftovers or kitchen refuse shall either be directly given to the animals as feeds or stored temporarily for composting and/or biogas production. • Residents shall choose proper containers such as cans, bags, bins, etc. that will facilitate sanitary, efficient handling, storage, collection, transport or disposal at least cost. Food waste shall be placed in covered cans or pails. Garden and human waste in sacks, cans and bags, and the noncompostables in either sacks, bags or boxes. • Public thoroughfares and grounds in front or in the vicinity of residential houses shall kept clean and tidy by owner/lessee of the house or building at all times. • Trees, shrubs and other vegetation within the vicinity of residences shall be regularly cared for and maintained to minimize generated wastes yard wastes and unpleasant sight. SECTION 07. Commercial Areas (including markets agoras): • The storage containers for segregated commercial wastes shall be communal or individual with cover depending on its location for collection and transport process. • The enclosed communal receptacle possible on wheels shall be located along the collection route where the generated wastes shall be brought and stored by the stall lessee. • The lobby fronting sidewalks, immediate grounds of commercial establishments shall be maintained clean and presentable/orderly by the owner operator lessee of the establishments (shops, stalls, stores, restaurants, eateries, carenderias, barber shops, beauty parlors, recreational and entertainment facilities like theaters, billiard halls, folk houses, beer gardens., discos, .cocktail lounges, dancing halls, cabarets, bistros, etc.) • The fronting sidewalks of immediate areas of stalls, open spaces of markets shall be kept clean and orderly by the lessee of said stall space at all times. SECTION 08. Institutional/Industrial Areas: • The head of any institutional/industrial firm shall ensure the proper and hygienic storage of generated and segregated wastes in receptacles/ containers which shall be situated along collection routes. • Hazardous wastes shall be stored safely in good, durable, and duly covered receptacle which should be located in a secured and distant site, prior to final collection/disposal. • The head of any institutional/industrial firm/establishment shall ensure the cleanliness and orderliness of its facilities, yards, and its fronting sidewalks and street. • Hazardous waste (chemical, biological, and radioactive substances) shall be store, collected and transported, and disposed of in accordance with applicable laws, guidelines and transported, and disposed of in accordance with applicable laws, guidelines, rules and regulations of Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-DENR), Department of Health (DOH), and Philippine Nuclear research and institute (PNRI). SECTION 09. Agricultural Areas (Including farms for livestock, poultry, etc.) Homogeneous agricultural wastes (rice straws, corn cobs, leaves, animal manure, etc.) shall be properly stockpiled/store by the concerned farmer. SECTION 10. Littering. No person shall litter or scatter solid waste in streets, highways, sidewalks and other public areas (parks, playgrounds, rivers, etc.). Solid waste shall include among others, the cigar/cigarette butts, boxes/packages, candy/bread wrappers, match sticks, disposable diapers, food packages, etc. ARTICLE VI

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Waste Processing and Resource Recovery SECTION 11. Residential Areas: • Segregated recyclables shall be properly stored before collection. These recyclables shall be collected separately and brought to recycling centers, eco-centers or junk dealers. • Local waste managers shall be designated in every barangay who shall oversee the collection of recyclables and shall be responsible in coordinating with accredited dealers or manufacturers of recycled products. • Food and kitchen refuse shall be collected as fodder or feeds for animals. Those portions that are not suitable as fodder shall be composted. • Residents shall avoid open burning and dumping and adopt recycling, practicing the F’s scheme (feed, fermentables, food and fuel). Fuel materials from households waste consists of two kinds: (a) firewood material-consist of twigs, branches, leaves, husks, shells, cobs, chaff, saw dust, wood shavings, soiled papers, bagasse, stalks, etc., (b) flammable gas – produced by anaerobic decomposition of all biomas or biodegradable materials in biogas digester. SECTION 12. Commercial Areas: • Segregation of wastes from commercial areas (shopping malls, restaurants, commercial complexes, recreational centers, etc.) shall be mandatory before issuance of or renewal of business permits. • Markets/agoras shall adopt a segregation scheme that will facilitate the segregation of recyclables, food/vegetable waste, non-recyclables, etc. • Food waste from commercial centers (e.g. food centers, restaurants, canteen, etc.) shall be collected as fodder/animal feeds and shall not be disposed to sewers. SECTION 13. Industrial/Institutional: • In industrial establishments, segregation of bio-degradable/compostable and non-biodegradable/non-compostable wastes shall be performed to avoid foul odors and proliferation of flies. • Schools (both private and public) shall adopt appropriate resource recovery and recycling strategies. • Hazardous waste shall be incinerated only after getting proper assistance/guidance from concerned agencies. SECTION 14. Agricultural areas (Including farms for livestock, poultry, etc.) • Agricultural wastes (e.g. rice straws, corn cobs, etc.) shall not be burned but shall be stockpiled in a proper location and composted. Animal manure can also be composted or used for biogas production. ARTICLE VII Collection and Transportation of Solid Wastes SECTION 15. Residential Areas. • The concerned resident shall ensure that the solid waste are brought out in collection areas during the collection period. • He/she shall report to the Office of the Municipal Health Officer or concerned official for any uncollected solid waste within the vicinity of his/ her residence. • Garbage not segregated and placed in approved containers by the local government shall be collected and shall be treated as disposed of in violation of the anti-littering provision of this ordinance and shall be penalized accordingly. • The specific date and hour of garbage collection in particular location shall be scheduled and announced for strict compliance by all concerned. SECTION 16. Commercial Areas: • The owner/operator/lessee of any enterprise shall be responsible for the timely positioning of stored solid wastes during collection period which shall be known in advance by the proper authorities which shall likewise assist wherever necessary in the sanitary means of loading wastes for collecting purposes. • He/she shall remind the Environmental Sanitation Unit of the Office of the municipal Health Officer in the collection of uncollected Solid waste and other related matters. SECTION 17. Institutional/Industrial Areas. • The head of any institutional/industrial establishment shall assist the Municipal Government in the orderly and sanitary way of collecting and transporting its solid wastes. • The collection and transportation of any hazardous wastes (if necessary) shall be duly coordinated with the government agencies concerned with such type waste. SECTION 18. Residential, Commercial and Institutional Wastes: • Open burning of solid waste shall be prohibited. Residuals of solid wastes after resource recovery, recycling and composting shall be disposed of by sanitary land filling or other ecological sound methods. • Hospitals wastes, especially infectious wastes shall be incinerated in approved incinerator facilities and the ash residues be disposed in separate compartments in the sanitary land fills. • Illegal dumping of solid waste along streets, alleys, river banks, and in any public places shall be strictly prohibited. SECTION 19. Industrial Wastes: • Hazardous waste shall be incinerated only after getting the proper assistance/guidance from concerned government agencies. • Other hazardous waste shall be disposed in accordance with the laws, rules, regulations and guidelines of the concerned national agencies like Environmental management Bureau (EMB-DENR, Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Nuclear Research and Institute (PNRI). ARTICLE IX User Fees for Solid Waste Management Services SECTION 20. Commercial Industrial Establishment shall be charged an annual fee/tax of P25.00 to supplement other sources of revenues for the operations and maintenance of the Solid Waste management System of the municipality. Residential units located within the solid waste collection service shall likewise pay an annual garbage fee of P10.00 , payable monthly. ARTICLE X Violation and Penalty SECTION 21. Any individual, person or persons for the operation and maintenance of an establishment/firm/facility who violates any of the provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction, be punished by a fine of no less than P500.00 or not more than P1,000.00 or by imprisonment of not less than five (5) days nor more then fifteen (15) days or both at the discretion of the court, without prejudice to the imposition of a higher penalty under any other law or decree such as indicated in the second paragraph of Section 2 of PD 825 (Anti-littering) which states “If violator is a corporation, firm or other corporate entities, the maximum penalty shall be imposed upon the president, manager director or persons responsible for its operations”. For habitual violators, who are willfully violating any provision in this ordinance shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than P1,500.00 or not more than P2,500.00 or by imprisonment of not less than (30) days or not more than (2 months) or both at the discretion of the court. SECTION 22. The local government shall create an inspection unit under the Environmental Sanitation Office with the primary task of apprehending violators of the anti-littering provision, and of persons who do not maintain garbage receptacles within their premises or who allow littering therein. Violators shall be issued apprehension tickets by the inspection unit of the ESO. ARTICLE XI Final Provisions SECTION 23. All provisions of this municipal ordinance, orders or regulations inconsistent herewith, are hereby amended/modified/repealed accordingly. SECTION 24. Separability of Provisions. If any provisions of these ordinance, or the application of such provisions to any person or circumstances, is declared unconstitutional, the remaining provisions to other persons or circumstances shall not be affected by such declaration. SECTION 25. Effectivity. This ordinance shall take effect upon its approval. (cont. on page 10)



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Forum on vector water borne diseases held TACLOBAN CITY - A forum on vectorborne diseases was conducted as a part of the sustainability program of the City Health Office (CHO). The one-day forum entitled Dissemination Forum Vector-Borne Disease in Tacloban City was held at the Balyuan Convention Center on June 17, 2013. “Our activity is part of the sustainability program of City Health Office through our city mayor(Alfred Romualdez) and of course with our partnership with the Depaartment of Health(DOH), Department of Education(DepEd) ,barangay officials, and other stakeholders” said city health officer Dr. Jaime Opinion. The forum was participated in by officials of different barangays, principals and officersin-charge of differ-

ent schools in the city, staffs from Department of Interiorand Local Government (DILG), DepEd, and CHO, and the DOH. “What we are doing right now is to really emphasize or reemphasize the importance of sustaining to lessen the cases of dengue,” Opinion said. Tacloban is one of the five filariasis freecities in the Philippines. The CHO called the attention of the associated agencies and barangay officials to look after the health of everybody because these diseases won’t be gone so it’s better are prevented. The CHO also encourages the public to take care of themselves during the rainy season. “Every now and then, we are always asking everybody to be vigilant to lessen our cases of dengue,” Opinion said. (JUSTINE MAY P. ADVINCULA LNU INTERN)

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GUIDELINES FOR LOCAL WASTE MANAGERS In order to secure a significant result of waste disposal in every barangay of the municipality, the following guidelines shall be adopted: On Its Designation The local waste managers shall be designated in every barangay by their respective punong barangay whose emoluments, if there is any, shall be determined at the sound discretion of the Sangguniang Barangay. Duties and Functions of the Local Waste Manager: • Coordinate effort in promoting proper solid waste management with the barangay officials concerned and the people in general. • In consultation with the public, recommend to the Sangguniang Barangay designated common collection areas for solid waste. • See to it that all common collection areas for solid waste are provided with receptacles that will segregate biodegradable from non-biodegradable and recyclable from non-recyclable waste. • Make sure that households’ wastes are properly segregated in bags or in any other waste containers before depositing them in the common collection areas. •Encourage every household to place their waste in designated areas an hour before the collection time. • Inform the public of their responsibilities and obligations responsive to the terns and conditions of this ordinance. • Make a regular report regarding the volume of waste collected and other information necessary in improving solid waste management in the barangay. • Report all violations to this ordinance to proper office/authorities of immediate action. • Identify and contact buyers of recyclable wastes and dealers/manufacturers of recycled products. • Perform other task that may be assigned from time to time. “Annex B” GUIDELINES FOR THE INSPECTION UNIT UNDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL SANITATION OFFICE (ESO) For purposes of strengthening the provisions of this Ordinance, the Local Government Unit (LGU), this municipality shall consider the Rural Health Unit (RHU) headed by the Rural Health Officer (RHO) to be the same office to be designated as the Environmental Sanitation Office (ESO) of the municipality (Article X, Sec. 22 of the Ordinance) with the Rural Sanitary Inspector (RSI) to be designated by the local chief executive as head of the inspection unit under the ESO. The inspection unit shall be composed of the following as members, the PNP, all “Punong Barangays,” the chairperson of the Environment and Sanitation Committee of the Sangguninag Bayan (SB), Committee Chairman on Sanitation of the Barangay Councils, and a representative from the NGOs/Pos to be determine by the Local Chief Executive. The Environmental Sanitation Office (ESO) shall, among others: • Ensure the protection of public health and the environment. • Promote community participation in the implementation of this Ordinance. • Facilitate continuity of fund support for waste management project. • Ensure active education and public information on waste management. • Recommend alternatives in enhancing solid waste management programs through the Municipal Solid Waste Management Board (MSWMB). Duties and Functions of the Inspection Unit • Monitor the degree of enforcement of this ordinance in every Barangay. • Supply public information that waste management is a common responsibility of every citizen. • Act as responsible partner in the implementation of this ordinance. • Make sure that public places and other critical areas such as plazas, rivers, coastal lines, among others are free from waste. • Make a periodic and consolidated report and garbage. • Conduct apprehensions on violators of the Ordinance and impose the corresponding penalties/charge as may be deemed necessary and lawful.

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