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DAILY EXPRESS VOL. XXV NO. L XXIII

MONDAY JUNE 24, 2013

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TACLOBAN FIESTA FEVER: Tacloban City fiesta fever heats up going into the final week stretch for the fiesta celebration in honor of its patron, Señor Sto. Ñiño culminating with the fluvial parade along San Juanico Strait and Cankabato Bay and land procession around the city’s major thoroughfares on June 30. © 2013 PHOTOGRAPH BY GERRYRUIZ [HTTP://GERRYRUIZ.CALLEZARAGOSA.COM]

Where are the anti-poverty projects for EV? RDC asks NNC calls LGUs to procure height boards to monitor kids’ growth  

By SARWELL Q.MENIANO

PALO, Leyte – What exactly happened to the P662 million worth poverty reduction projects in Eastern Visayas? The region’s TACLOBAN CITY of local government units tools needed to monitor highest policymaking body appears to be in – Concerns have been to measure the height of nutritional status of chil- a bind. raised on the capability

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children with only 575 of the region’s 4,390 barangays have fabricated height boards. The National Nutrition Council (NNC) said that in the past three years, they have been calling local officials to purchase height boards to fully implement the Child Growth Standard (CGS). “We have been reminding the local government units to have their own height boards. Along with weighing scales, these are

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dren,” Segundina Devota Dilao, NNC-8 officer-incharge, said. In 2009, the World Health Organization’s CGS introduced the single international standard that represents the best description of physiological growth for all children less than five years of age The CGS training was rolled out in 2,696 barangays as of last month, representing 61.41% of the total number of villages in Eastern Visayas. Of the six provinces, only Biliran has completed the training. Other areas also recorded sigto page 2

The Regional Development Council (RDC) is clueless on the implementation status of these projects intended for 55 poor municipalities of the

region under the bottomup budgeting (BuB) approach this year. In a meeting late last week, officials are supposed to get updates but

it ended up discussing monitoring guidelines instead both representatives from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) regional office and the National Anti Poverty Commission (NAPC) have no answer to the question. Acting RDC Chairman Bonifacio Uy, who is also the regional director of to page 3

Due to DBM late NCA issuance

Release of vets pension to be delayed TACLOBAN CITY— Pension for veterans will be delayed this June, according to the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) here in the region. Paul Liborio, in-charge of PVAO-8 field extension service, said the glitch is

mainly due to the Department of Budget and Management’s (DBM) delay in issuing the notice of cash allocations (NCA). “The NCA is the instrument that authorizes the transfer of cash for PVAO to be able to remit pensions to the autho-

rized servicing banks and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) financial institutions,” Lobrigo said. “The rescheduling of PVAO pensions for June is however, temporary,” Lobrigo added. to page 2


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NEWS

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National high school soon to rise at V&G Subdivision TACLOBAN CITY -- Another national high school in the city is now undergoing construction particularly at Phase 2B in V & G Subdivision, Brgy.109A, following the approval of a Republic Act creating the same. Brgy. Chairman Rudy Padillo revealed that the new national high school occupies

a 6,000 square meters area wherein three buildings will be erected initially with a P1.9 million budget for phase 1 from the office of Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez(1st district). A letter dated November 20, 2012 addressed to Mayor Alfred Romualdez from Malacañang records of-

fice signed by Marianito Dimaandal, director IV, was received at the city mayor’s office, informing the mayor on the approval of the Republic Act No. 10290 “ An Act Eestablishing National High School in the city of Tacloban,Province of Leyte to be known as the V & G National High School and Appropriating Funds Thereof ” ap-

proved and signed into law on November 14, 2012 by President Benigno S. Aquino III. Padillo further explained that it was Rep. Romualdez who initiated and sponsored the creation of Republic Act 10290. The school once operational, high school students from neighboring barangays such as Imelda Village, Marasbaras, Caibaan and Barangays 109A and 109 both in V & G can enroll in said school, said Padillo. (FRED PADERNOS)

Electric coop told to hold public hearing on planned power rate hike TACLOBAN CITY – There was a plan to increase power rates in certain areas of the first and second districts, reason why the Committee on Energy chairperson of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte, Second District Board Member Anlie Apostol, has op-

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from page 1 There are about 600 PVAO pensioners (all veterans and surviving spouses) in the region Lobrigo said pensioners who withdraw their monthly pension at the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) and Philippine Veterans Bank (PVB) every 20th of the month would instead get their pension on June 25. He added that pensioners who receive their pension every 25 th of

posed to the granting of certification to the Don Orestes Romualdez Electric Cooperative (Dorelco when they asked for it from provincial council. “Upon perusing the documents, I saw that it was not only the receipt that they are asking from the Sanggunian before the month through Asia United Bank (AUB), Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Maybank Philippines, Inc., and United Coconut Planters Bank (UCPB) will receive their pension on June 28. PVAO pensioners using the Armed Forces and Police Savings and Loan Association, Inc. (AFPSLAI) will get their monthly pension beginning on the 17 th of the month will also be moved temporarily on June 25. “To avoid confusion, pensioners have to fol-

they could submit their document to the Energy Regulatory Commission but there was also a plan to increase electricity rate,” Apostol explained. “Their plan to increase

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from page 1 nificant training coverage – Leyte (70.86%), Samar (61.73%), Northern Samar (51.66%), Eastern Samar (47.20%), and Southern Leyte (43.95%). Among t he cit ies, CGS trainings have been completed in Baybay, Borongan, Catbalogan, Maasin, and Ormoc. Tacloban, the regional capital posted 59% coverage. Calbayog, on the other hand, has not low their pension day of the deposit bank in withdrawing their pensions,” Lobrigo said. (REYAN L. ARINTO)

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power rate is not bad, but we must know first if they go into the process, if they do consultation or public hearing before they come up with this plan,” Apostol added. The board member

yet started the training. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute revealed that the region ranks second with very high percentage of 5 to 10 years old children with stunted growth at 41% of the total population, just next to Zambonga Peninsula’s 43.4%. “The situation of stunting children is alarming because all the six provinces except Southern Leyte have high magnitude. You can just imagine that in every inch of stunting, that would cause P4,000 decrease of their wage when they turn adults,” Dilao explained. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)

from the second district stressed that they will favor the electric cooperative on their request for the issuance of receipt however they must wait first for their decision after members of the Sanggunian after they conduct a public hearing. It was learned from Apostol that the electric cooperative did not conduct public hearing in relation to the power increase which is why she asked for the presence of Dorelco officials and other government officials to be at the legislative building of Sanggunian Panlalawigan this Tuesday afternoon (June 25). “I just hope that all municipal mayors concerned should attend, if not their representatives and electric consumers of the affected towns must be there so we can get their position and we

attached our comment based on their sentiment in the receipt that we will issue to the Dorelco,” she added. “If the people are in favor of the increase then we will give the receipt but if the people say they are against the increase we will still give Dorelco the receipt but we will include there our comment based on what people had said,” Apostol stressed. Affected towns of said increase are Tanauan and Tolosa in the first district of Leyte and Dagami, Tabontabon, Dulag, Julita, Burauen, Mahaplag, McArthur, Javier and Julita. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)


NEWS

Monday, 24 June 2013

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Philippines destroys 5 tons of ivory tusks

MANILA -- Government workers used a backhoe and an incinerator Friday to crush and burn more than five tons of smuggled elephant tusks worth an estimated $10 million (P430 million) in the biggest known destruction of trafficked ivory outside Africa. The government said the destruction of the stockpile, gathered from seizures since 2009, demonstrates its commitment to fighting the illegal ivory trade. It also eliminates any opportunity for corrupt officials to resell the ivory, as was the case in 2006 when the largest single shipment of 3.7 tones vanished from the inventory, according to an international network that tracks the illegal trade.

“Ivory is known to have disappeared from a number of government-held stockpiles worldwide, so it is vital that proper protocols are established,” said Colman O Criodain from the World Wide Fund for Nature. The US Agency for International Development and the anti-wildlife trafficking Freeland Foundation said they were assisting the Philippine government in conducting DNA analysis of elephant tusks at the Center for Conservation Biology of the University of Washington so that law enforcement agencies will have information on the origin and transit points of the smuggled ivory. It will also help to dismantle criminal syndicates responsible for poaching in Africa. “This not only sends a message to wildlife traffick-

ers that the Philippine government is taking firm action against the illegal ivory trade, but also takes a stand against corruption by burning their ivory stockpile so it cannot be stolen then sold into the black market,” said Steven Galster, director of Bangkok-based Freeland Foundation. The Southeast Asian nation has been used as a transit route between Africa and the rest of Asia. Ivory can fetch up to $2,000 per kilogram ($910 per pound) on the black market and more than $50,000 for an entire tusk. The Elephant Trade Information System, which tracks the illegal trade on behalf of the 1989 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, said the Philippines is among nine countries and territories identified as being

most heavily implicated in the illegal trade. The others are Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China and Thailand. The Philippines is a transit point but also is known for its carving industry producing religious sculptures and artifacts. Last year, National Geographic magazine featured an ivory collection allegedly belonging to a Roman Catholic priest, Monsignor Cristobal Garcia of Cebu, who was suspended in 2012 by the Vatican because of a sex abuse case. The Philippines’ National Bureau of Investigation has said it would question Garcia over the origin of the ivory icons. Officer Sixto Comia said Friday he had not received any reports on the result of the investigation. (AP)

‘Emphasize heritage in tourism’

AS TOURISM stakeholders gathered for the Tourism Congress yesterday, Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) president Lito Maderazo urged those in the business to put more emphasis on culture and heritage when developing tourism products. Maderazo, during the opening ceremonies, also asked those in government to do something about infrastructure, citing problems like traffic congestion and flooding as becoming frequent problems. Maderazo said it is culture and heritage that makes a destination unique for tourists. He urged stakeholders to “sell the Cebu experience” and do away with the usual tours and con-

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the National Economic Development Authority, asked the DILG in particular to present data on the multi-million projects during their RDC meeting. “We hope to get reports on the BuB (bottom-up budgeting) implementation status for agencies to see the problem and make appropriate actions,” Uy said. The Bottom-up budgeting is an approach in preparing the budget proposals of agencies taking into consideration the development needs of poor

ventional establishments and stores. Daily Cebu life Tourists, he said, should be immersed in the daily life of Cebuanos. “They need to experience what we ourselves enjoy in Cebu.” He noted that tourists should be introduced to street food, markets, jeepney rides and the creative things that are being made here. Along with this, he said local and national government units should work to improve cleanliness and peace and order, bringing the message down to market vendors and jeepney drivers. During the conference, the idea of offering clearer home-stay arrangements was brought up. Governor-elect Hilario Davide III acknowledged

the importance of tourism for Cebu’s development and assured that his administration will support local government units in developing their own tourism programs. He urged local leaders to highlight heritage in their own towns and support sustainable local economic enterprises. As an example, he said owners of historical homes can be encouraged to turn their houses into home-stay accommodations or cafés. He urged Cebuanos to work hard to get the coveted chance to host the principal event of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in 2015. With the Apec Summit meetings and the World Eucharistic Congress to be held in Cebu in 2016, Davide said Ce-

local government units as identified in their respective Bottom local poverty reduction action plans. The DILG is the chair of the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Teams – the group tasked to provide support and guidance to local government units throughout the BuB process and monitor the implementation of the BuB projects. Under the guideline, NAPC project management is expected set-up a parallel monitoring system and an interactive website to post status reports of the BuB for the public to know.

NAPC Undersecretary Maritona Labajo, who was expected to report project updates, was not present during the gathering of the region’s highest policymaking body. DILG regional planning center manager Lilian Madjus said their office is still consolidating reports from 11 concerned government offices in the region. She pointed out that the task of making monitoring reports is not just confined to DILG functions. “Heads of participating agencies shall ensure that the reporting of BuB projects is integrated in the existing monitoring and

buanos should grab the chance to take Cebu tourism to a new level. Cebu Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale, who gave the keynote message, credited the CCCI for coming up with the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo, saying it was a core group that first brought it up during the Balik Cebu Program, which welcomed balikbayans arriving to attend the Sinulog Festival. Need tweaking Magpale felt the CCCI has not been acknowledged sufficiently for the success of the program, although she admitted the Suroy-Suroy Sugbo still needs tweaking to become a perfect tourism vehicle to introduce the countryside. Despite some flaws,

to page 7 evaluation system of their office. Concerned agencies will be asked to submit a status report to their main office,” Madjus told RDC members, citing guidelines. These agencies are the Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Agriculture, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Health, DILG, Department of Labor and Employment, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Tourism, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, and National Electrification Administration.

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Supreme Court of the Philippines Judicial and Bar Council Manila

ANNOUNCEMENT The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) announces the opening, for application or recommendation, of judicial positions in the following courts: REGION V Antique RTC, Br 12, San Jose-Election Court for Municipal Officials (07060201) RTC, Br. 64, Bugasong (07060203) Capiz RTC, Brs. 15 & 17, Roxas City-Election Courts for Municipal Officials (07060301) RTC, Br. 20, Mambusao (07060302) MTCC, Brs. 3 & 4, Roxas City (09569301) Iloilo RTC, Br. 25, Iloilo City - Special Court for Drugs Cases (07060401) RTC, Br. 38, Iloilo City (07060401) Negros Occidental RTC, Br. 46, Bacolod City - Special Court for Agrarian Cases (07060502) RTC, Br. 58, San Carlos City-Special Court for Family Cases (07060504) RTC, Br. 55, Himamaylan (07060503) RTC, Br. 61, Kabangkalan (07060506) RTC, Br. 63, La Carlota City (07060508) MTCC, Talisay City (09060509) MTC, Cauayan (10060502) REGION VII Bohol RTC, Br. 1, Tagbilaran City - (07070101) RTC, Br. 48, Tagbilaran City - Special Commercial Court (07070101) Cebu RTC, Br. 5, Cebu City (07070201) RTC, Br. 55, Mandaue City - Election Court for Municipal Officials (07070205) Negros Oriental MTCC, Br. 1, Dumaguete City (09070303) REGION VIII Leyte MTCC, Br. 2, Tacloban City (09080201) MCTC, Merida-Leyte (11080210) Northern Samar RTC, Br. 23, Allen (07080303) MTC, Palapag (11080302) MCTC, San Jose-Biri (11080306) Southern Leyte MCTC, Pintuyan-San Ricardo (11080407) Applications or recommendations (with conforme) must be submitted in duplicate not later than 1 July 2013 to the JBC Receiving Section, Mezzanine, Supreme Court Centennial Bldg., Padre Faura St., Manila (Tel. No. 552-9607; Fax No. 552-9598; e-mail address jbc@sc.judiciary.gov.ph & jbc87supremecourt.gov.ph). To facilitate the processing of applications, the STATION CODE aligned to each court should be indicated in the application. Those who applied (or indicated in their Personal Data Sheets their preferred courts) before these vacancies were declared open must manifest in writing before the deadline for submission of applications whether they are still interested to pursue their application. The following documents must be submitted not later than 16 July 2013. Transcript of Law Records Birth Certificate or any other proof of age and citizenship Certificate of Admission to the Bar (with Bar Rating) Clearances from NBI and Ombudsman Clearance from the Office of the Bar Confidant (not required of Members of the Judiciary) Certificate from employer re employment and pending/decided case (not required of Members of the Judiciary) Clearance and Certificate of Good Standing from the IBP National Office Police Clearance from place of residence Performance Rating for the past three years (for those in government service except Members of the Judiciary) Results of the following medical examination (conducted within two months prior to the filing of the application or recommendation) * Routine chest x-ray (excluding x-ray films) * Complete Blood Count * Routine Urinalysis * Blood Chemistry - FBS, BUN, Creatinine, Uric Acid, Cholesterol, and SGPT * Electrocardiogram (12-Lead) Sworn Medical Certificate with findings or impressions on the results of the said medical examination Income Tax Return or Certificate of Compensation Payment/Tax Withheld for the two preceding years Sworn Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Networth for the past two years in case of applicants in government service, and for the preceding year for those in private sector Affidavit that applicant was not a candidate for any elective office within one year from the date of application Certificate of Compliance with, or Exemption from, the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program (for private practitioners) Two sample decisions/resolutions/pleadings Treatises, opinions, or articles written, edited, or published (if any) These requirements should be submitted in two complete sets (one original and one duplicate) photocopied on a long bond paper) enclosed in separate long brown envelopes and accompanied with (1) a transmittal letter indicating all the submitted documents and (2) a compact disc containing scanned or electronic copies of all said documents. Previous applicants who are applying for the above-mentioned vacancies must inquire from Ms. Caroline C. Faustino of the JBC Secretariat (Tel. No. 552-9512) about their lacking or out of date (more than one year from issuance) documentary requirements and submit them before the above-mentioned deadline. THOSE WITH INCOMPLETE REQUIREMENTS OR OUT OF DATE DOCUMENTARY REQUIREMENTS SHALL NEITHER INTERVIEWED NOR CONSIDERED FOR NOMINATION. 28 May 2013. (Sgd.) ENRIQUETA E. VIDAL Clerk of Court & Ex Officio Secretary


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OPINION

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EDITORIAL

Send “sex-pervert” diplomats to the real Gates of Hell….in Hell!

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here is uproar of hate and condemnation all over the land led by Representative Walden Bello of Akbayan party- list expose on alleged sexual exploitation of women Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who took temporary shelter and sought assistance from embassy officials of Jordan, Kuwait and Syria. These hapless women OFWs dared travel abroad to seek greener pastures. In time however, some of the OFWs were discovered to have been victims of illegal recruitment, while some left their jobs because of alleged abusive employees. They sought shelter and assistance in our embassies only to be victims of prostitution and sex exploitation initiated by some alleged sex perverted Philippine diplomats in these embassies.

We wonder how these diplomats got hired. Needless for us to say that our embassies are supposed to be to a great measure be the spitting image of the Philippine nation. Diplomats are supposed to possess the highest integrity and morality level in both their public and private lives. These diplomats have successfully stained the clean image of our country. They were ordered to come home though, to explain their side in the Bello expose. There is neither rhyme nor reason for the investigation to be conducted in closed doors. It should be open to the public. If found guilty beyond reasonable doubt they should spend the rest of their lives behind bars.

“Adlaw Han Kabataan” Today at the “Pintados Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals

It’s the 5th novena day today for Sr. Sto. Niño patron of Tacloban. Two masses as usual are going to be celebrated. One, is going to be celebrated at 5 in the morning, and in Waray-waray and in English it will be done at 5 this afternoon. It will also Youth Day at the Pintados-Kasadyaan Park (RTR), at 4:00 o’clock and Ginoong Leyte at 7:30 tonight. Tomorrow the 25th of June will be DepEd Night where PK-F park habitués will be entertained with folk dances by the secondary level and a must-hear kundiman; songs by a group of elementary level talents.

It is but a week away from the Tacloban fiesta celebration in honour of Sr. Sto. Niño de Tacloban, June the 30th. -oOoToday is also the feast of Saint John the Baptist, his birthday, six month ahead of the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (Luke 1:36). John played a very important role in our journey to sal-

vation. He went around in his time inspired by the Holy Spirit proclaiming and announcing the coming of Jesus Christ the Son of God who will save and has saved us indeed from eternal damnation. Aside from remembering and commemorating the event by prayers, of adoration and thanks, everyone

is cautioned to prepare for this pestering behaviour of some wayward people who wait and stand by the roadsides ready to throw, spill buckets of water to vehicles and passersby. It has been a practice among many of us since time immemorial, and for whatever purpose it is done, is definitely not a wholesome one. It may be fun for them, the perpetrators, but definitely abhorring to those who have dressed themselves up properly for the day to go to work and for other wholesome intentions outside of home. There

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OPINION

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SC must reconsider its ruling on party-list system

There must be a cleanup of our party- list system and it should be done sooner. Such move would eliminate groups that are unnecessary and are only there to take advantage of the loopholes of the political-electoral system in the country. Paramount consideration is to prevent families and clans from entering into the system where other members are already entrench as district representatives. So much for redundant positions and waste of funds. It will be noted that before the 2013 election, there was clamor by no less than COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes to consider removing certain groups that do not represent marginalized sectors. It was noted that numerous party- list groups do not actually represent basic sectors, those that remain voiceless in our society. One of these party -lists that became controversial recently due to what happened to its first nominee, Jude Acidre,

is the An Waray party -list. Congressman Bem Noel finished his three terms, only to be succeeded by his sister if the results of the elections would warrant. There are other partylists that are represented by families and political parties whose members are already district representatives. It is one ploy of political families to perpetuate themselves in power. Ugly as it may seem, it is as if these families have found means to expand their opportunities to be in power. Clearly, political families find ways to run and get elected in various positions all at the same time which a UP social scientist terms as “horizontal dynasties.” The party- list system has to undergo a transparent and honest cleaning operation. Only legitimate groups that really represent the basic sectors must be allowed to register as party list. Even the membership of the organizations especially those that are listed as nominees (who would later

represent the group as Party list Representative) must undergo scrutiny. Hiding in the structure are family members who are not the right personalities to represent the sector. Most of them are related by blood or affinity. If found to be relatives of sitting representatives, these clan members who are under the guise of party list nominees must be prohibited or the party list group they represent must be disqualified. Clearly, as members of political clans or political parties they are not marginalized and cannot represent a marginalized group. The worst scenario is the possibility that the party- list system evolved as need or scapegoat of political wannabes that are too weak to run right away as district representatives. Or, they could be derivatives of political parties. They could have been organized to become machinery groups of those running in the presidential elections in 2016 and beyond. They use these groups for financing and campaigns. The Supreme Court decision prior to the May 13 elections that ruled that non-marginalized groups and political parties can take part in party-list elections must be reconsidered. It is complicating the political system in the country. It is being used as vehicle for circumventing the law.

The Miami Heat

The Miami Heat is NBA Champion again. A Game 6 comeback when it appeared to be over and a strong Game 7 victory over an equally strong team cemented a place for Miami among NBA’s great teams in the company of LA Lakers, Boston Celtics and the San Antonio Spurs. The Heat ran off with its 2nd straight NBA championship series. It became the NBA’s first repeat champion since the Lakers

in 2009-2010 and the first team to beat the Spurs in the NBA finals. The San Antonio Spurs will always remember it’s a title they let slip away. The Heat finally repelled the tenacious San Antonio Spurs, 95-88 and clinched their 2nd straight NBA championship. Miami made it difficult for San Antonio to hit the outside shots. They challenged almost every shot

forcing Danny Green and Leonard to put the ball on the floor and face their Miami defenders. After their remarkable come back in Game 6, Miami’s confidence was so high. They knew that the overtime loss of the Spurs would drain them. This was where homecourt advantage made all the difference. But the victory of Miami redound to excellent teamwork of all the players especially Lebron James, Dwayne Wade, Chrish Bosh, Ray Allen and Shane Battier. Congratulations also to the Miami Coach, Eric Spoelstra, the Fil-Am pride of the Filipinos for bringing honor to the Filipino people through his infinite pursuit of excellence for winning his 2nd NBA championship in a row.

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We deserve our stones I keep meeting a lot of acquaintances that are either, unemployed or underemployed. Once I met a childhood friend who graduated in college and is now working for a famous clothing line. I’ve learned from our conversation that his co-workers are undergrads. Instead of lamenting, he went for the easy-go-lucky remark: Cge la nabubuhi man gihap. I further learned that he resigned from a previous job, which had a better compensation package, because he did not like his uniform. What a lousy excuse. I’ve known a lot of high school batch mates who spent fat matriculations in college. Some of them lavishly spent for more than what was required (as flaunted in social networking sites). I come across them only to learn how much they are enduring the volunteer and contractual life of a laborer. The beerand-skittles of their life, perhaps, came in first and had been exhausted in college, compromising practicality and wisdom over trend and social receipt. People across the country keep on complaining on how little employment there is for a bulky group of graduates. Year after year universities and schools let their students out theoretically groomed up and ready for what the real world offers. To stiffen the competition, previous graduates who have failed to find employment, squeeze in with the freshies. The government is addressing the problem by broadening the list of jobs through overseas involvement. Pointless to say, it’s obviously not adequate. However, I feel we are biased. We actually have jobs. We actually have places to generate revenue. We have been unidirectional all this time and we have been casting our stones to

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are even “sadists” among these perpetrators who dip their buckets of water in canals then throw the dirty water to passers-by. -oOoSan Juan (formerly Cabali-an) in Southern Leyte celebrates their annual fiesta today. Happy Fiesta incoming Mayor Boy Mortera.

Kidding Aside PAUL JAMES ANCAO our authorities only. For a fact, we also deserve our stones. We need to acquire perseverance and satisfaction and we need a nudge in the rear when we make our choices. The opportunity is in plain sight but we refuse to grab it because we choose to go for something which can fuel our wants. More often than not, some

choose to dwell with the ‘sex, drugs and rock and roll’ lifestyle rather than to put all potentials into good use. Some do not go for their dreams; they go for what their wallets can materialize and what others dream and accept about them. The administration has lapses; and yes the educational system can address

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June 24, 2013 – Monday Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist Is 49:1-6; Ps 139; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66,80

BIRTH OF JOHN When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eight day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply’ “No. He will be called John.” But they answered her, “There is no one among your relatives who has this name.” So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,” and all were amazed. Immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue freed, and he spoke blessing God. Then fear came upon all their neighbors, all these matters were discussed throughout the hill country of Judea. All who heard these things took them to heart saying’ “What, then, will this child be?” For surely the hand of the Lord was with him. The child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the desert until the day of his manifestation to Israel. BIRTH OF JOHN THE BAPTIST The greatness of John can be seen in the announcement of his birth and the event itself, similar to the same occurrences in the life of Jesus. John attracted countless people to the banks of the Jordan and some people thought he was the Messiah. But he constantly deferred to Jesus, even to the point of sending away some of his followers to become the first disciples of Jesus. John the Baptist spoke for those who were suffering. He pointed out the faults, especially of those in power, those who were in a position to improve and alter things. So genuine was the man that people went to him in crowds. When they listened they were cut to the heart. They went down into the Jordan to be cleansed of their sins and to renew their lives in this world. The Lord himself joined them and was baptized. John called the people to justice as the basic foundation for good and peaceful world. The voices of many modern day followers of John the Baptist call out today. News reporters and aid workers continue the work of the Baptist, calling us to turn our hearts in compassion towards each other. (His Word is Life by Vima Dasan, S.J., published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. #321-31-95) Sower’s Thought: “Just as after holy Communion Jesus is really present in our souls in body, blood, soul, and divinity, so in his Truth he is really with him who carries his Holy Gospel.” (Blessed James Alberione, SSP, STD, Founder of the Pauline Family)


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NOTICES

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 14 Baybay City, Leyte -oOoIN RE: PETITION FOR CANCELLATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF RUGELEN GONTINIAS OPANO, RUGELEN GONTINIAS OPANO, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE & THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE Respondents SP. PROC. NO. B-13-05-04 x- - - - - - - - -x ORDER

This is a verified petition for the cancellation of petitioner’s Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Local Civil Registrar of Baybay City, Leyte, filing this petition through counsel. Petitioner alleges, among others, that she is a Filipino citizen, of legal age, single and a resident of Brgy. Ciabu, Baybay City, while respondent Local Civil Registrar of Baybay City is a government entity in-charge of recording and registering the facts of births,

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 9 - Region 8 Bulwagan ng Katarungan Tacloban City JOEL BASIANO ABRASADO, Plaintiff, -versusANGELINA ESPERAS GARCIA joined by her husband, and THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF TACLOBAN CITY, Defendants CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-06-14 FOR: CANCELLATION OF ADVERSE CLAIM WITH DAMAGES x- - - - - - - - - -x SUMMONS

TO: ANGELINA ESPERAS GARCIA 609 Penarubia, Binondo, Manila G R E E T I N G S: You are hereby required within fifteen (15) days after service of this Summons upon you, to file with this Court and serve on the plaintiff your Answer to the Complaint, copy of which is attached, together with annexes. You are reminded of the provision in the OCA-IBP Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restraint in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the Answer. If you fail to answer within the time fixed, the plaintiff will take judgment by default and may be granted the relief applied for in the complaint. WITNESS my hand under seal of the Court, this 20th day of May 2013.

(Sgd.) ROSALINA M. PADILLA OIC, Branch Clerk of

marriages and deaths in the City of Baybay, Leyte, and the National Statistics Office also a government entity which in-charge of recording and registering the facts of births, marriages and deaths in the City of Baybay, Leyte, and the National Statistics Office also a government entity which also records all the facts of births, marriages and deaths, etc. all over the country, that petitioner was born an illegitimate child on March 12, 1991 in Pulanduta, Balud, Masbate whose mother is Nita Lumanas Gontinias and her father is Freddie Vargas Opano; that several years after her birth, her family transferred to Baybay, Leyte; that when petitioner’s mother failed to secure a copy of her birth certificate from the National Statistics Office, she applied for a delayed registration at the Local Civil Registrar of Baybay City sometime in February 2004 and erroneously stated therein petitioner’s place of birth to be Baybay, Leyte instead of Pulanduta, Balud, Masbate and the said registration was forwarded to the National Statistics Office which bear the same erroneous entry (Annexes “A” & “B”); that when petitioner learned that erroneous registration, she informed her father and the latter applied for delayed registration of her facts of birth at the Local Civil Registrar of Balud, Masbate where another certificate of birth was issued (Annex “C”); that at the moment, petitioner has

two existing registrations of her facts of birth, thus, there was a double registration; that with the recent online computerization sytem of registration of births in the Philippines, the second registration of petitioner’s birth which contains the correct entries of her birth is not available at the National Statistics Office due to the first registration in Baybay City; that in order to correct the mistakes as to the place of birth of herein petitioner, the birth certificate issued by the LCR of Balud, Masbate should be followed and not the erroneous registration made before the LCR of Baybay, City; that to prove that the place of birth of petitioner is Balud, Masbate, petitioner’s Educational Records, Philippine Passport thereto attached (Annexes “D” & “E”); that petitioner prays for the cancellation of the birth certificate issued by the LCR of Baybay City, Leyte and at the National Statistics Office. Petitioner most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Court that after due notice, publication and hearing, an order be issued ordering the Local Civil Registrar of Baybay City, Leyte to cancel all the entries in the Civil Registry regarding the facts of birth of Rugelen Gontinias Opano and likewise the cancellation of her birth record issued by the National Statistics Office. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, notice is hereby given that this petition is set for initial hear-

ing on August 20, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at the session hall of this court. Any person who may have an interest in this petition may file an opposition and show cause why this petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Likewise, let a copy of this order be posted in the bulletin boards of the City Hall, at the Post Office and at this Court, all in Baybay City, Leyte, and at the Provincial Capitol, Tacloban City. Furnish copy of this order to the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of the City of Baybay, Leyte, the Assistant Provincial Prosecutor, Baybay City, Leyte, the petitioner and her counsel. SO ORDERED. Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines, this 11th day of June, 2013.

Court x- - - - - - - - - -x Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 9 - Region 8 Bulwagan ng Katarungan Tacloban City JOEL BASIANO ABRASADO, PLAINTIFF, -versusANGELINA ESPERAS GARCIA, joined by her husband, and the REGISTER OF DEEDS OF Tacloban City, DEFENDANTS CIVIL CASE NO. 2012-06-54 FOR: CANCELLATION OF ADVERSE CLAIM WITH DAMAGES x- - - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

ABRASADO Plaintiff, -versusANGELINA ESPERAS GARCIA, Joined by her husband. And THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF TACLOBAN CITY, Defendants Civil Case No. 2012-06-54 For: CANCELLATION OF ADVERSE CLAIM WITH DAMAGES x- - - - - - - - - -x COMPLAINT

line 3-4 by Lot 1387, Cad. 220; on the NE., along line 4-5 by Lot 1388-A (Road Lot) of this subdivision, containing an area of TWO HUNDRED SEVENTY FOUR (274) SQUARE METERS, more or less, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 1222011000326, of the Registry of Deeds of Tacloban City.” A copy of the said TCT No. 122-2011000326 is hereto attached as ANNEX “A”, The said property is now covered by Tax Declaration No. 01513231 and has a market value of P60,280.00. A copy of said tax declaration is hereto attached as ANNEX “B”; 5. That plaintiff acquired the said propety through donation from his aunt, Florentina Basiano, a sister of his mother, per Deed of Donation dated January 26, 2011, a copy of which is hereto attached as ANNEX “C”; 6. That the said Florentina Basiano’s title over the said lot was TCT No. T-52133, and by virtue of the donation, it was cancelled and in lieu thereof, the afore-mentioned TCT No. 122-2011000326 was issued in favor of plaintiff. A copy of the said TCT No. T-52133 is hereto attached as ANNEX “D”; 7. That Florentina Basiano acquired the lot from her father, the late Luis Basiano, through donation as evidenced by a Deed of Donation dated Oct. 26, 1998, a copy of which is hereto attached as ANNEX “E”; 8. That shortly after Florentina Basiano was able to obtain a title over the property, defendant Angelina Esperas Garcia caused the registration of an AFFIDAVIT OF ADVERSE CLAIM dated Oct. 2, 2000 over TCT No. T-52133 and said defendant claims that she has hereditary rights over the property covered by it, a copy of said Affidavit of Adverse Claim is hereto atatched as ANNEX “F”; 9. That the said adverse claim was then carried over to

Acting on plaintiffis’ motion for leave of court to effect summons by publication and finding the same to be well-taken, the same is hereby granted. Accordingly, plaintiff is granted leave of Court for him to effect summons on defendants by publication. SO ORDERED. Bulwagan ng Katarungan, Tacloban City, November 19, 2012.

(Sgd.) ROGELIO C. SESCON Judge x- - - - - - - - - - - - --x Republic of the Philippines 8th Judicial Region REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 9 Bulwagan Ng Katarungan Tacloban City JOEL BASIANO

COMES NOW plaintiff through counsel unto this Honorable Court most respectfully state: 1. That plaintiff is of legal age, Filipino, single and a resident of Sitio Alimasag, Brgy. San Jose, Tacloban City, whereon he may be served with court processes; 2. That private defendants are of legal age, Filipinos and both are residents of 609 Peñarubia, Binondo, Manila, whereon they may be served with summons and other court processes; while defendant Register of Deeds of Tacloban City, is the chief of office of the Registry of Deeds of Tacloban City and is joined herein as party defendant by virtue of the fact that he is tasked with the duty of registering documents on real estates located within his territorial jurisdiction; 3. That all parties hereto have the capacity to sue and be sued; 4. That plaintiff owns a parcel of residential land situated at Brgy. San Jose, Tacloban City, which is more particularly described as follows: “A parcel of land designated as Lot 1388-C of the subdivision Psd-08010978-D, being a portion of Lot 1388, Cad. 220 (LRC Rec. No. 1058), bounded on the SE., SW, along lines 5-12-3 by Lot 1388-D of this subdivision, on the NW., along

(Sgd.) CARLOS O. ARGUELLES Executive Judge

LSDE: June 24, & July 1 & 8, 2013

Monday, 24 June 2013 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ricarada Tiballa extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 2 parcels of land, situated in Brgy. San Vicente, Tagapulan, Samar, more described as: 1) Parcel of agricultural land, containing an area of 4,113 square meters, assessed value of P5,733.00 under Tax Dec. No. 00072; Parcel 2, Agricultural land, containing an area of 10,365 square meters, assessed value of P15,540.00, under Tax Dec. No. 00073. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Teodoro B. Gibo and Leonora F. Gibo as vendees for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 219, Page No. 44, Book No. LXVII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Ma. Rowena L. Urot. LSDE: June 10, 17 & 24, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL ADJUDICATION WITH ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Roque A. Garcia and Visitacion Songalia Garcia extrajudicially settled and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Solano, Tanauan, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 4332, Case 9, Cad. 505, containing an area of 1,437 square meters, more or less and covered by T.C.T. No. P-59146. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Elmer C. Magdalaga and Lolita Velasco-Magdalaga as vendee for the above-described property, per Doc. No. 314, Page No. 63, Book No. V, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rogelio P. Gula. LSDE: June 17, 24 & July 1, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Carlos Acebedo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-30-00250003, PIN No. 044-30-0025-001-44, Lot No. 784, located in Brgy. Naga-naga, Palo, Leyte, containing an area of 912 square meters, more or less and assessed value of P56,760.00; per Doc. No. 368, Page No. 63, Book No. VIII, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin B. Tabaranza. LSDE: June 17, 24 & July 1, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Emiliano Y. Tan and Clarita S. Tan extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Mabini Avenue, Catbalogan, Samar, covered by T.C.T. No. T-7757 and Tax Dec. No. 01-0010-00137, with PIN No. 229-01-0010-02-032, containing an area of 193 square meters, more or less and Bank Account at Allied Bank, Catbalogan, Samar Branch with Savings Account No. 0580-14079-1 with a balance of P95,730.82 and at China Banking Corporation - Catbalogan Branch with account No. 174020015464 with a balance of P362,051.95; per Doc. No. 3627, Page No. 606, Book No. 41, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alma R. Yu-Lampasa. LSDE: June 10, 17 & 24, 2013

DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that Adelina de la Cruz Edquilane executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over an Agricultural Rice land, Lot No. 208, Pls-481-D, covered by O.C.T. No 8629 and Tax Dec. No. 00486 10454 with an area of 46,786 square meters in favor of Estela A. Lagrimas and Nimfa Y. Lagrimas as vendees for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 182, Page No. 38, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Guido Lavin, Jr. LSDE: June 10, 17 & 24, 2013 defendant’s title, under Entry No. 2011000614 dated Feb. 25, 2011 and it now operates to harass him and prevents him from using the property in loaning purposes as well as in putting up a viable business project thereon, to his detriment and prejudice; 10. That the claim of said defendant is baseless and unfounded, the fact being that she is not in anyway related to the late spouses Mariano Basiano and Rogelia Pretencio, predecessors-in-interest of the late Luis Basiano, in regard to my above-described property; as in fact, the latter, per his documents properly registered before the defendant Registry of Deeds of Tacloban City was the true and legal direct heir of said spouses; 11. That additionally, said Adverse Claim is infirm and should not have deserved registration with the office of defendant Register of Deeds as defendant did not allege any muniments of title and neither did she present proof of her being an heir; 12. That clear proof of said adverse claim being one designed to harass plaintiff or whosoever may own the property is the fact that defendant Garcia has not filed any complaint before a court of law to enforce her alleged “hereditary rights” even up to this time; 13. That a continued annotation of said adverse claim of defendant Garcia on the title of plaintiff albeit the same is baseless and unfounded certainly works to the great detriment and prejudice of plaintiff; hence, the same must be cancelled and rendered of no further legal force and effect. 14. That because of the baseless and whimsical act of filing said adverse claim by defendant Garcia, plaintiff was compelled to hire services of counsel for which he spent P20,000.00 as Acceptance Fee and shall spend the sum of P1,500.00 as per Court Appearance Fee.

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of late Ricarda Merino Tiballa extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated at Tagapul-an, Western Samar, covered by O.C.T. No. 13115, Free Patent No. 557820, Lot No. 2540, Cad. 429-D, containing an area of 31,278 square meters, per Tax Dec. No. 00028 and one-half (1/2) share of said property owned by surviving spouse Marcial Tiballa. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Teodoro and Leonora Gibo as vendees for the whole and entire above-described property; per Doc. No. 135, Page No. 27, Book nO. 9, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Orlando M. Lacula. LSDE: June 10, 17 & 24, 2013 WHEREFORE, premises considered, it is most respectfully prayed of this Honorable Court that an Order be issued directing defendant Register of Deeds of Tacloban City to CANCEL and RENDER of no further legal force and effect the Adverse Claim annotated under Entry No. 2011000614 at the back of Transfer Certificate of Title No. 1222011000326 registered in the name of plaintiff. Further, it is prayed that defendant Angelina Esperas Garcia joined by her spouse be ordered to re-imburse plaintiff of the sum of P20,000.00 by way of Attorney’s Fees as well as all expenses plaintiff shall have paid as Appearance Fees as may be shown in evidence. Plaintiff further prays for such other relief and remedy available in the premises. Tacloban City, Philippines, April 24, 2012.

(Sgd.) ERIC T. DE VEYRA Counsel for Plaintiff Rm. 214, Melecio Tan Bldg. Zamora cor. Salazar St., Tacloban City Roll of Attorneys No. 32515 PTR No. 7097486, 01/09/12, Tacloban City IBP O.R. NO. 876850, 01/24/12, Tacloban City MCLE III Compliance No. 0019680, 12/29/10 x- - - - - - - - - - -x

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I, JOEL BASIANO ABRASADO, of legal age, Filipino and resident of Sitio Alimasag, Brgy. San Jose, Tacloban City, after being duly sworn to law, hereby depose and say: 1. That I am the Plaintiff in the above-entitled case which I filed against Angelina Esperas Garcia for Cancellation of Adverse Claim;

2. That I have caused the preparation of the foregoing Complaint and I have read the contents thereof and the same are true and correct of my own knowlege and belief and based on authentic records; 3. That I have not commenced any action involving the same issues in any court, tribunal or quasi-judicial agency, or with the Supreme Court or the Court of Appeals, to the best of my knowledge, no other such action or claim is pending therein and in the event that I should hereafter learn to discover that there is such other same or similar action which has been filed or is pending, I shall report this fact within five (5) days from the discovery to the Honorable Court where this case is pending. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand this 24th day of April 2012 in Tacloban City, Philippines. (Sgd.) JOEL BASIANO ABRASADO Affiant SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 24th day of April 2012 in Tacloban City, Philippines.

(Sgd.) ATTY. ERIC T. DE VEYRA NOTARY PUBLIC UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012 PTR No. 7097486 TAC. CITY JAN. 3, 2012 ROLL OF A TTORNEY’S NO. 32515

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Magpale believes the idea of bringing tourism to the countryside “is what Cebuanos want.” Magpale assured that the Provincial Government is open to hear suggestions on how to improve it and provide support for infrastructure development. Davide made a similar call, asking stakeholders, the academe and students present at the congress to make “realistic and acknowledgeable” suggestions to the CCCI so that the CCCI can forward these to him, whether these are long, medium or short term measures. During the open forum, a dive shop manager lamented that local governments were asking for exorbitant fees for diving in unprotected areas. Pascale Meyner, manager of Sea Explorers Philippines, said LGUs required divers to pay as much as P400 for diving in unprotected areas and asking foreigners for much more. Additional fees are also reportedly being asked for those who will be using cameras. Need for regulation Meyner found this unnecessary, as divers in general want to to protect the beauty of reefs so they can better appreciate their dives. Department of Tour-

ism Assistant Secretary Benito Bengzon admitted that this issue has been raised all over the country. While he feels asking for dive fees is acceptable, he said the fees collected should translate to better services dedicated to preserving the waters such as coastal patrols. Both he and Magpale said these need to be regulated. The Tourism Congress is an annual event arranged by the CCCI to advocate tourism thrusts of the organization. During the program, they conferred on Ambassador Francisco Benedicto the Tourism Man of the Year award for services given to the tourism industry while exercising his duties as Philippine ambassador to foreign countries. They also conferred on ABSCBN journalist Karen Davila honorary ambassadress of goodwill of CCCI for her role as CCCI’s partner in promoting Cebu as a tourism and trade hub. (SUNNEX)

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this. Yes the government can find a leeway. And yes, I consider Michael Jackson in the roster, when he implored that it starts with the man in the mirror and how much the man in the mirror can change his ways. I am hoping I do not meet more colleagues who are under the banner. The stories are sad but it makes you think how much difference things may turn when people uphold the right disposition. Irrefutably and undeniably, in another ‘vocabularic life’ unemployment or underemployment will be read as: Attitude Problem. EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Lamberta Montefolka and Segundo Calungsod extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 5937, bearing T.C.T. No. 14017, situated in Barrio of Buenavista, Municipality of Baybay Province, containing an area of 21,491 square meters, more or less; per Doc. no. 186, Page No. 38, Book No. 48, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin Y Chua. LSDE: June 24, July 1 & 8, 2013

The Tacloban City Lion’s Club distributed 120 school supplies and textbooks to Sta. Elena Elementary School in support to the Balik Eskwela Program of DepEd last June 5, 2013. In photo are Lions Benny Yao, Bobby Montejo, Fritz Muñoz , Joey Clarin, Vic Reyes and Tom Hamilton. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Felimon Castañas extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 3228, situated at Brgy. Pomponan, Baybay, Leyte, containing an area of 12,977 square meters, more or less, under Tax Dec. No. 2005-07081-00219 R-12. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Franz C. Ruiz, Donika C. Ruiz and Diana C. Ruiz as vendees for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 267, Page No. 54, Book No. XX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Eden B. Chavez-Butawan. LSDE: June 24, July 1 & 8, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE 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; Classification: Utility Vehicle; O.R. No.: 838382064; C.R. No.: 9591353-2; MV File No.: 0844-00000013582; Chassis No.: LTO-TAC-020982883C; Motor No.: 4BA1581370; Plate No.: HVP466; No. of Cylinders: 4; Fuel: Diesel. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of P. Zamora St., Tac. City Arlene V. Yakit as vendee for the Tel. # 321-3503/523-9757 above-described motor vehicle including its Franchise and/or CPC; per Doc. No. 91, Page No. 5, Book No. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Tyrone B. Tutaan. P. Zamora St., Tac. City LSDE: June 24, July 1 & 8, 2013

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Cristina enjoins Taclobanon to watch Sangyaw Ms. Tacloban TACLOBAN CTYCity Tourism Council Committee Chair, Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez enjoins all the Taclobanon and visitors to watch and see the June 25, 2013  Sangyaw Ms. Tacloban 2013 competition at the Tacloban City Convention Center. In an inter vie w, Councilor Romualdez said that the beauty pageant will be attended by television and movie actor Mark Herras, who will serenade the lovely contestants, television host and actress Isabel Diaz and former Bb. Pili-

pinas- World Ana Maris Igpit who will serve as the host the beauty and brain competition. It was learned from Romualdez that the contes-

tants underwent a spiritual and values formation as part of the beauty search’ process, underlying the importance of good values like a true-blue Taclobanon.

OWWA now accepts scholarship applicants T A C L O B A N C I T Y-T he O ve rs e as Wo r k e r s We l f a r e Administration R e g i o n a l We l f a r e Office 8 invites children of married Overseas F i l i p i n o Wo r k e r s ( OFAs ) or brot h e r / s ister of unmar r ie d OFWs who are fourth year graduating students or high school graduates w ho have n o t y e t e a r n e d a ny college units to apply for the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP). The O W WA AFFIDAVIT OF SELFADJUDICATION NOTICE is hereby given that Aurelia Aurora CastañasViolon executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over two parcels of land described as: Parcel 1, Lot 8436, with improvements thereon, situated in Brgy. Caridad, Municipality of Baybay, with an area of 1,775 square meters, more or less, bearing O.C.T. No. 16756, and Parcel 2, Lot 8383, with Tax Dec. No. 07072-00183 R-12, containing an area of 1,775 square meters, more or less; per Doc. No. 154, Page No. 31, Book No. XXXVIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Ernesto M. Butawan LSDE: June 24, July 1 & 8, 2013

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CONFIRMATION OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Leona Geronda-Tañola extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential land, Cad. Lot No. 625-F, situated in Brgy. Zone 1, Pob. Sta. Fe, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 4863-R8, containing an area of 490 square meters, more or less, and heirs hereby affirm and confirm the said sale to Mr. & Mrs. Ambrosio P. Enage as vendee for a portion of 80 square meters from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 84, Page No. 18, Book No. X, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alexander R. Lacaba. LSDE: June 24, July 1 & 8, 2013

Twelve lovely ladies from the city are to vie the Sangyaw Miss Tacloban 2013 title. This year’s candidates are the following: Arbeth Babiano;  Dyan Alyssa Regis; Jessa Pearl Dueñas; Debbie Jamaica Daria;  Regielle Erika Marin; Maris Leonor Faustino; Blanca Alana Kantuna;  Irish Delda;  Michelle Cabilla; Ronette Bathan; Angelika Lesiguez and Glydelle Kiena Rojas. They will be judge based on their physical attribute, intellect and wit, poise, and personality. The Miss Tacloban winner will receive a cash prize of P50,000, a trophy and a crown, while the first runner up is to get P40,000, second runnerup P30,000, third runner-up P20,000 and 4th

runner-up P10,000 and  trophies for each of them. Special prizes are also up for grabs which include Miss Congeniality; People’s Choice Award; Miss Photogenic; Best in Talent; Best in Production Number; Best in Swimsuit; Darling of the Press and Best in long gown with the winners to receive cash prizes, trophies and gift certificates. As a role model among Tacloban youth, the Sangyaw Miss Tacloban 2013 winner  will be Tacloban’s Ambassadress of Goodwill and will take responsibility in advocating the rehabilitation of the Mangonbangon River which the city government has allocated P50,000 as part of the environmental advocacy project. (GAY B.

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