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Samelco I labor union prepares to go on strike news

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GSIS releases P285-M in pension adjustments news

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This was revealed by TACLOBAN CITY- The families of the labor assistant regional director Cyril Ticao who workers who were killed in a landslide ac- added that aside from the cident inside the geothermal complex of families of the 14 workthe Energy Development Corp. (EDC) in ers who died during the Kananga, Leyte stand to receive financial accident, those who were hospitalized could also assistance from the government.

receive some financial assistance. This after the regional office of the Department of Labor and Employment through its regional director, Exequiel Sarcauga, sought help from the

Employees’ Compensation Commission (ECC) to look into this matter and see what assistance the commission could provide to the victims. Ticao said that a team to page 14

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LGUs have control in hiring students for summer jobs news

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Philippine Information Agency 8 Regional Director Olive Tiu (in white dress) is flanked by the participants of the First Women’s Leaders’ Forum held at the Ibabao Hall, Capitol Building, Catarman Northern Samar. (RAUL S. TIOZON)

Gov’t allots P5.24 B for infra projects in E. Visayas

TACLOBAN CITY – The national government is pouring out P5.24 billion funds for infrastructure program in Eastern Visayas for 2013, higher than last year’s P4.72 billion allotment a year ago, the Department of Public Works and Highways said. DPWH Regional Director Rolando Asis said

that this year’s budget will be mainly used for road concreting to attain the target of paving all major national arterial roads by 2014 and secondary roads by 2016. “Construction of 211 infrastructure projects in Eastern Visayas have been in full swing since January with the early completion of bidding process and timely re-

lease of budget. The accomplishment rate is 15% as of February 28,” Asis said. The DPWH regional office and district offices are expected to implement 264 projects this year, six have been completed, and 47 have not yet started. Preconstruction activities of 218 projects have been to page 3


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NEWS

Northern Samar provincial board member Albert Lucero gives his message to the more than 300 participants provincewide of the Women Leaders’ Forum held at the Ibabao Hall, Capitol Building, Catarman, Northern Samar, March 8. (RAUL S. TIOZON)

NSFED ‘pulong-pulong’ welcomes inputs on road-right-of-way issue CATARMAN, Northern Samar — The Department of Public Works and Highways first engineering district (NSFED) here headed by district engineer Sandy Pua has been open to inputs from con-

cerned villagers during their recent 2-hour ‘pulong-pulong’ on the road-right-of-way issue held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at the Ibabao Hall of the New Capitol Bldg., amid opposition from the residents.

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“We welcome anybody here, any suggestions that you may raise here and this is our main objective in holding this barangay meeting,” said Pua, emphasizing in his opening statement in front of around 150 residents of Barangays Calachuci and Dalakit, among others, who are mostly affected by their on-going clearing operation in the poblacion, not widening as perceived by many, To date, the NSFED chief said, “we are just following order from our higher ups, what we are doing is for the clearing process,” meaning from the 1-meter existing pedestrian-lane, it must

be widen up to 2.45 meter-wide. He said, among others, “their plan of having an elevated sidewalks with drainage that would at same time serve as carriageway to students and even the old ones in anticipation of the now becoming many vehicles resulting in traffic congestion particularly, during rush hour at Catarman’s Comprehensive High School here in Brgy. Dalakit.” Meanwhile, during the meeting which was also attended by Mayor Rolando ‘Capo’ Carpio, seeking Engr. Pua’s recommendation of their department’s suspension (clearingoperation) while the same sentiment was also shared by Vice Mayor Tantan Uy expressing of their collective action for the immediate filing of a resolution for its suspension of their clearing operation among other avenues that may be not be disadvantageous to their town mates. Uy even opined for its reclassification of said road into municipal road. Likewise, Nicanor Cardenas who represents Brgy.Dalakit Parish Pastoral Council of which façade of their newly-constructed church is affected also lamented his opposition and instead suggested, for the reclassification of said municipal road saying, “it’s complicated, the DPWH must instead

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request to re-classify, we must be exempted by this on-going road widening and any removal of their claimed obstructions along said roads.” Despite all these during the meeting which was also joined by former vice governor and retired RTC Judge Guido Lavin Jr. together with senior board member Jojo Layon of which many concerns have also been raised even from ordinary residents who are also affected, the NSFED chief remains optimistic at arriving on a ‘win-win’ solution basing on the result of their consultation of its temporary suspension. Another round of meeting right- after the midterm elections this May 2013 has been slated.

It is recalled, per Department Order No. 52, Series of 2003, removal of obstructions and prohibited uses along national roads, the DPWH prohibits either private or public entities or individuals to use and or build structure along the road rightof-way of the national road. It was also learned, before the conduct of the ‘pulong-pulong’ initiated by NSFED , they also conducted a feeding program in the Barangay Daganas here to the needy residents of Angkop village. (PETER D. PAREDES)


NEWS

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

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Samelco I labor union prepares to go on strike TACLOBAN CITY – The management of Samar I Electric Cooperative (Samelco I) in Calbayog City is gearing up for labor strike as they stand on their decision to refuse any negotiation with the union over collective bargaining agreement (CBA). In a meeting yesterday, the Samelco I board of directors discussed measures on how to minimize the negative impact of impending strike to the 48,000 member-consumers of the electric cooperative. The 105-member Samelco I Employees Union said they are ready to launch a strike anytime but they declined to disclose a specific date. The group has been waiting for a go-signal from the Associated Labor UnionsTrade Union Congress of the Philippines. Samelco I board of director Rafael Payod told Leyte Samar Daily Express that their meeting yesterday was centered on administrative plans and security of substations. “In the end, consumers will suffer if workers will launch a strike. Nobody will be around

to fix power lines during power interruptions, which is a common problem in Samelco I area. We want to be proactive,” Payod said in an interview after Monday afternoon’s conciliation meeting. National Conciliation and Mediation Board Regional Director Juanito Geonzon warned that no matter what preparations the management would take, they can only solve 5% of the disruption and 95% of the electric cooperative’s operation would still be paralyzed. Divina Gracia Balite, Samelco I employees union president, said they don’t want to go on strike but they are forced to do it as management continue to reject them as sole collective bargaining agent. “It’s the management that should be blamed if consumers will suffer because of strike. We give them a lot of chance to negotiate with us but they continue to refuse us,” Balite said. Department of Labor and Employment Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga was instructed by the DOLE main office to meet with the management and workers yester-

day afternoon in the hope to take last chances of averting strike. In a full-day meeting on Saturday, the five of the six members of the board of directors maintained that they will “exhaust all legal remedies” not to sit in negotiating table. The union demanded for immediate decision from the management following the March 4 issuance of a resolution certifying the employees’ union as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent. The decision was signed by Department of Labor and Employment Undersecretary Rebecca Chato The ruling is in response to the November 28, 2012 appeal of the management questioning the legality of pre-election conference, validity of election, and legal impediments for a cooperative member to join a workers union. Payod said they still have other options - file a motion for reconsideration and elevate the case to the Court of Appeals. The board of directors held a press conference in Calbayog City yesterday presenting the same argument. (SARWELL Q.

district engineering offices. Leyte 2nd district gets the highest budget this year at P509. 86 million, or 10% of the regional allocation. Other district offices also received considerable budget: Leyte 3rd (P481.36 million), Northern Samar 1st (P389.39 million), Samar 1st (P388.53 million), Southern Leyte (P337.69 million), Leyte 4th (P272.50 million), Leyte 5th (P243.53 million), Biliran (P229.41 million), Northern Samar 2nd (P211.12 million), Samar 2nd (P210.02 mil-

lion), Eastern Samar (P190.45), Tacloban sub-district (P155.94 million), and Leyte 1st (P181.35 million). Among the major projects, according to Asis, are the P150 million construction of Ormoc Diversion Road in Ormoc City, P150 million construction of Libungao-Matagob-Palompon Road in western Leyte, P63.5 million improvement of Biliran Circumferential road in Biliran, P67 million upgrading of Palo-CarigaraOrmoc Road in Leyte, P100 million opening

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completed during the first two months of this year. Asis said that notice to proceed will be issued within the first quarter of 2013 to fast track construction before the onset of rainy season. All 2013 projects have been bid out as early as November 2012. Of the P5.24 billion allocation, P1.43 billion will be implemented by the regional office and the remaining P3.80 billion will be undertaken by 13

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Answering a looming Samelco employees’ strike. SAamelco 1 board member Rafael Payod as he stressed a point during the presscon attended by some members and officers of Samelco 1. The issue tackled was the action being done by the electric cooperative to avert a strike by its employees. If it will push through, the strike will affect more than 48,000 member- consumers in Calbayog City, Sta. Margarita, Gandara, Tarangnan, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Matuguinao and the island towns of Sto. Niño, Tagapul-an and Almagro. In photo with Payod are (l-r) Engr. Arnol Trani, legal counsel Atty. Hernando Hernandez, Jr., board president Rodel Lim, Pilar Delector and Samelco 1 OIC-general manager Placida Balios. (CTIO/PHOTO BY IAN BALDO-

Water cooperation is focus of this year’s World Water Day TACLOBAN CITY – Water Cooperation takes center stage in this year’s celebration of the World Water Day this March 22. The Environmental Management Bureau Regional Office 8 says, this year 2013 has been declared as the International Year of Water Cooperation with the objective of drawing attention to the benefits of cooperation in water management. This as rapid urbanization, climate change and growing food needs put ever-increasing pressure on freshwater resources. Celebration of World Water Day will also serve to highlight successful examples of water cooperation and explore key issues, including water diplomacy, transboundary water management and financial cooperation. Good management of water is especially chal-

lenging due to some of its unique characteristics: it is unevenly distributed in time and space, the hydrological cycle is highly complex and perturbations have multiple effects. Rapid urbanization, pollution and climate change threaten the resource while demands for water are increasing in order to satisfy the needs of a growing world population, now at over seven billion people, for food production, energy, industrial and domestic uses. “Water is a shared resource and its management needs to take into account a wide variety of conflicting interests. This provides opportunities for cooperation among users,” according to EMB-8 information section head Maribel Munsayac. In December 2010 the

United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation, following a proposal by Tajikistan. In designating 2013 as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, cooperation is recognized as essential to strike a balance between the different needs and priorities and share this precious resource equitably, using water as an instrument of peace. Promoting water cooperation implies an interdisciplinary approach bringing in cultural, educational and scientific factors, as well as religious, ethical, social, political, legal, institutional and economic dimensions. For 2013, World Water Day has the local theme: “Tubig Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Tubig.”

of Burauen-Albuera Road in Leyte, P85 million concreting of Lapinig-Arteche Road in Northern Samar, and P100 million Baybay City Diversion Road. The region has 2,453 kilometers of national road with 1,626 kilometers concrete,

and 542 kilometers asphalt overlay. Some 285 kilometers are still unpaved as of last year. The region has 863 bridges with a total length 33.845 kilometers, with 33.16 kilometers classified as permanent (829 bridges) and .67 kilometers categorized as tempo-

rary (34 bridges). In 2012, the region ranked third in construction activities with the implementation 813 projects worth P7.39 billion to include unfinished infrastructure programmed for 2006 to 2011. (SARWELL Q. ME-

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A new pope soon

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bservers at the Vatican claimed that this week will not end without a new supreme pontiff to lead the 1.2-billion-member Roman Catholic Church worldwide being elected. As reported in international newswires, no conclave had lasted beyond five days in the past century. Just as in the case of Pope Benedict XVI, he was elected in 2005 within two days after four rounds of voting. Prior to the voting, though, the College of Cardinals had what is called “general congregations” to discuss on the various challenges engulfing the Church and to outline the ideal profile of the next pope. Though there are quite a number of possible frontrunners said to be bets to the pope’s throne,

one of which is the very young Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Vatican has not released any official list of leading names to succeed Pope Benedict XVI. Among those eyed as possible candidates come from Brazil, New York, Canada, Italy, Austria, Milan, Ghana (in African region), Hungary, Sri Lanka, Boston, Argentina, Genoa, Hondura. The Philippines’ Archbishop Tagle, who was installed as cardinal only last year, is touted to possess the charisma that is often compared to that of the late Pope John Paul II. Earlier to that, he worked with Pope Benedict at the International Theological Commission. to page 5

Abolish “pork barrel?” Candidates for public office can be compared to suitors who will promise anything imaginable, under the sun to win her heart of a chosen one. Two things can be considered as motives: to savour the sweet taste of femineity or indeed to lure her to become his life’s partner till death do them part. Women therefore should seriously be discerning enough to give in and accept the proposal, or suffer the consequences of a sad fate for an indiscretion. -oOoListening to candidates speak I tend to set an openmind. We hear them speak as if their advocacies are the ready answers to the many problems that beset our nation. They try to project the image that they are the bearers of the right answers to various age-all problems like food, jobs, security and honest gov-

ernance. To the new aspirants I can give them credit for their promises but for reelectionist I set silent moments of serious thoughts and discernment to see and find just how their advocacies were done during their incumbencies. -oOoOne of the issues that have long lingered in our frustrated consciousness for decades now is about the pork barrel, now beautifully rephrased priority development assis-

tance fund (PDAF), officially incorporated in the national budget which is quite a large allocation to lawmakers of P70 million to congressmen, and double that for senators. The legislators say they have no hand in the funds; they “simply” identify these projects they want implemented in their districts and the national constituents for senators. (EHEM!) -oOoSome candidates, the

new ones especially those seeking for the electoral posts as lawmakers, promised to abolish the pork barrel in their campaign sorties. That’s ‘mission impossible’ Mr. Baldomero Falcone. It is a real herculean task to have that passed because such move will need the concurrence of the Senate, a collegial body. It is an undeniable fact that PDAF allocates some 30% from cost of projects “identified” by them as their fair “share” of the legislators as revealed by Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson few years back. It will be foolhardy for them if they agree for its abolition. -oOoThe most prudent and one believable proposal that a legislature-wannabe can offer our people in their campaign sorties

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Burden shift

Rampancy of violations by candidates in the forthcoming elections seems going unnoticed by the election commission. Posters outside designated common poster areas are conspicuously displayed with gusto and no candidate had ever been disqualified. The inkling that those who are violating the election laws are getting away with their violations serve as good motivation for others to do the same. The limitations imposed by the campaign guidelines were formulated with the best intention of leveling the playing field. The poor candidates are simply no match to the wealthy and powerful in all aspects of

the electoral process. While others are backed with hefty campaign kitties, the poor candidates are helplessly dependent on whatever the laws will afford them for their campaign. The rich and famous among the candidates are getting too much exposure as they can afford to buy expensive space in all media fronts. Spaces in print media, primetime slots in radio and television as well as in cable and the web, are dominated by those who can afford the cost, often beyond the limits set by election laws. We understand that the election process is chaotic due to the various, nefarious and numerous

Education for life and beyond

SCHOOLS are obviously a controlled environment. They are like greenhouses for the students. They have to be like that, since the students, like young, tender saplings, need a more favourable atmosphere for them to grow to maturity before facing the world on their own. In schools, the students are given a kind of pure nourishment of knowledge and other values to prepare them for the challenges in life. They need to be protected somehow from the very fluid if confusing realities of life in the meantime so they can develop the appropriate attitude and skills to be able to sort things out properly. One of the concerns that we, the elders, should all bear in mind is that the stu-

dents should be formed in such a way that they can be weaned at the proper time and start to face the realities of life on their own, even if everyone of us always needs the help of everybody else and our education never ends. We need to see to it that they become fit and able to live meaningfully in the world. What should be avoided is to spoil them in the school environment such that they could only “survive” in controlled conditions and would be at a loss when they step out of school. In other words, the students should come out knowing more or less what their proper place and role are in society, so they can work in solidarity with oth-

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violators, mainly from the candidates themselves. One violation by any violator will cause a dominoeffect upon those who tend to abide by the rules but are being left behind in the campaign trail as violators are gaining the decided advantage. The despair among those who follow the rules is the greatest force that pushes them to just do similarly with those violators just to catch up in the campaign trail. This puts the election commission in an urgent call to set examples by disqualifying those candidates who make a mockery of our election laws. Every violation must be penalized correspondingly without being selective in the process. There are so many campaign posters that violate the laws, rules and regulations. Many candidates had been transgressing the limitations on campaigns through the media, resorting to news coverage that is in truth campaign ploys in the real sense. Unless there would be serious

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As the billion strong membership of the Catholic Church across the globe veer their focus towards the news on who the next pope is going to be, many faithful keep their prayers that this new pope is someone who will be able to steadfastly lead the faithful and the Vatican amidst the trials that besiege it these days. This is an inevitable thought with Pope Benedict’s sudden resignation continually shaking the people’s minds. It is also said to be a reason why the College of Cardinals, each of the 160 or so members, needed to carefully discuss on the qualities that the next pope should possess. In the meantime, the local Church prays for sobriety and humility as the whole world await the result of the conclave and the election of a new pope. The Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines, however, does not encourage the Fili-

efforts to disqualify erring candidates, our election laws will forever be mocked and trampled upon by the rich and powerful. Violations of election laws, rules and regulations must be treated as an offense that is prohibited, the commission of which deserves outright imposition of the corresponding penalty. It would be too tough a task for the election commission to be going through the rudiments of formal hearings for mere commissions of prohibited acts. The violator ought to be presumed to have committed the offense and be penalized therefor. The presumption may only be overcome by positive acts on the part of the candidate like halting the commission of the offense and removing any campaign material that are violative of election laws. The burden of removing illegal campaign materials must be shifted to the candidate in order to free the election commission from such gargantuan task of running after violations. We need to take this drastic burden shift. Comments to alellema@ yahoo.com

pino Catholics to promote Archbishop Tagle by any means as a candidate to the papal seat. Each vote is a vote of conscience that is not swayed by any external influence, according to Church officials. In the Archdiocese of Palo, Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero, the Church’s spokesman, conveyed this message to all the member of the local church: “The faithful are all asked to be united with our Mother Church in prayer as our cardinal-electors are now in a conclave to elect our next pope who will be the Successor of St. Peter. We will all accept and welcome whoever will be elected as the next pope because it is His will.” He added, “Ultimately it is God who chooses our next pope. The cardinals are but His instruments in electing the next Roman Pontiff. May the Holy Spirit inspire our cardinals so that they will be able to elect the next leader of our Church here on earth.”

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regarding the pork barrel issue, is to issue policies and strict guideline on PDAF spending. Let them be real advocates of President Aquino’s policy on transparency. Along this line, government should task the Commission on Audit to assign a Special Audit team solely for projects that are implemented through PDAF. What we seriously mean is govern-

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ment should report to the nation an honest-to-goodness audit and transparent assessment of these projects that art funded by PDAF. Congressmen should likewise oblige themselves to make a report to their constituents where their pork barrel was/ is being spent. That’s transparency in the highest and honourable plain, a good and apt justification to the address attached before their names…. Honorable!

March 13, 2013 - Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Lent Is 49:8-15 * Ps 145 * Jn 5:17-30

THE WORK OF THE SON Jesus answered [the Jews], “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason the Jews tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God. Jesus answered and said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, a son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees his father doing; for what he does, his son will do also. For the Father loves his Son and shows him everything that he himself does, and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes. Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to his Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and will not come to condemnation, but has passed from death to life. Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For just as the Father has life in himself, so also he gave to his Son the possession of life in himself. And he gave him power to exercise judgment, because he is the Son of Man. Do not be amazed at this, because the hour is coming in which all who are in tombs will hear his voice and will come out, those who have done good deeds to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked deeds to the resurrection of condemnation. I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.”

“I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU” On many occasions, God seems to be not on time. We pray and ask for something, but nothing happens. We ask to be healed, and we remain sick. We pray for more money to pay bills and nothing comes. We pray for deliverance from our short temper, but we are still getting angry at the least annoyance. Too often God seems to be not on time. Does God have his own time which is different from ours? Indeed he has. He demonstrated it in his dealings with Israel: “In the time of my favour, I have answered you, in a day of salvation I have helped you.” (Is 49:8). How can a God who protested, “Even if a woman forgets her suckling child I will not forget you” (v.15), fail to come to our aid? The assertion of Jesus that “Whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise” (Jn 5:19), and his death on the cross for the redemption of humankind, reveal that through his Son’s death, God demonstrated his own motherly love for us all. And so, after praying to him in desperate need,, we can confidently expect, that God’s love will move him to come to our help, at the right time. He does not promise help for us before help is needed. He does not remove obstacles out of our way before we actually confront them. We are not to panic at the mere sight of adversity. We are not to expect God to make the way plain, miles and miles before it gets really rough. We have to get into the waters of trials and into the floods of tribulations before we can claim his promise. And his promise to help is always there. (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. # 321-3195) Sower’s thought: “A grace filled soul is like a perfumed rose and the three divine Persons will come down to delight in it.” –Blessed James Alberione, founder of the Pauline Family


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Leyte Samar Daily Express Republic of the Philippines Province of Samar MUNICIPALITY OF ZUMARRAGA -o0oOFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN PREAMBLE

WHEREAS, Section 16 of Republic Act No. 8550, otherwise known as the “Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 provides that the municipality/city governments have jurisdiction over municipal waters, and, in consultation with the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils, shall be responsible for the management, conservation, development, protection, utilization, and disposition of all fish and fishery/fishery resources therein; WHEREAS, Section 16 of the Fisheries Code also mandates the municipal/city governments to enact appropriate ordinances for the foregoing purposes, and to enforce of fishery laws, rules and regulations as well as valid fishery ordinances; WHEREAS, Section 16.1 of DA Administrative Order No. 3, Series of 1998, otherwise known as the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRRs) of Republic Act No. 8550, requires municipal governments to enact the Basic Municipal Fishery Ordinance delineating the boundaries of municipal waters and providing for the rules and regulations on licensing and permits and other fisheries activities; WHEREAS, Section 16.3 of the IRRs also requires the municipal/city governments to enact special municipal ordinances such as, but not limited to, those declaring demarcated fisheries areas, closed seasons, and environmentally critical areas and fish sanctuaries;

ORDINANCE g) Manage the fisheries and aquatic resources in a manner consistent with integrated coastal resource management;

23. Fishery License – a document that qualify a person to engage in any fishery activities in the municipal waters.

h) Participate in the management of Maqueda Bay, Samar Sea and adjoining waters in collaboration with other affected municipalities in achieving the objectives of integrated fishery resource management,

24. Fish Fingerlings - a stage in the life cycle of fish measuring to about 6-13 cm, depending on the species.

i) Promote social equity, alleviate poverty, and ensure food security in the coastal areas of Zumarraga, Samar; j) Enhance the role of this municipality as a guardian of the fisheries and aquatic resources on behalf of present and future generation; Section 4 – DEFINITION OF TERMS – As used in this Ordinance the following terms shall operationally mean: 1. Anadromous species – are species that spend most their lives in marine water and ascend to freshwater areas at certain period to spawn or breed, example: salmon and shads. 2. Appropriate Fishing Technology – adaptable technology both fishing and ancillary industries that are ecologically sound, locally source-based and labor intensive. 3. Aquaculture – fishery operations involving all forms of raising and culturing fish and other fishery species in fresh, brackish and marine water areas.

WHEREAS, the coastal fisheries and aquatic resources within the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar are a very important natural resource, which directly support and sustain the coastal communities of the municipality, and are vital to food security and environmental sustainability;

4. Aquatic Pollution – the introduction by human or machine directly or indirectly, of substances or energy to the aquatic environment which result or is likely to result in such deleterious effects as to harm living and non-living aquatic resources, pose potential and/or real hazard to human health, hindrance to aquatic activities such as fishing and navigation, including dumping/ disposal of waste and other marine litters, discharge or petroleum or residual products of petroleum or carbonaceous materials/substances and other radioactive, noxious or harmful liquid, gaseous or solid substances, from any water, land and/or air transport or other human made structure. Deforestation, unsound agricultural practices such as the use of banned chemicals, intensive use of artificial fish feeds, and wetland conversion that cause similar hazards and deleterious effects shall constitute aquatic pollution.

WHEREAS, the adoption of a Comprehensive Municipal Fisheries Ordinance is necessary for the development, conservation, and management of the fisheries and aquatic resources of the municipality;

5. Aquatic Resources – includes all fish, all other aquatic flora and fauna and other living resources of the aquatic environment, including but not limited to salt and corals.

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Municipal Fishery Ordinance will be the guiding document and instrument for the realization of the development goals of the Municipality of Zumarraga, Samar;

6. Auxiliary Invoice – a document issued as a permit to transport fish and other fisher/aquatic product from this municipal to the place of destination or market.

NOW, THEREFORE, upon motion of Honorable Carlito L. Verzosa, Chairman – Committee on Agriculture and unanimously seconded by the members of this august body, the Sangguniang Bayan of Zumarraga, Samar after a series of consultations with the fisherfolks, the Barangay and Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils (B/MFARMC), in a session assembled hereby ordained that:

7. Catadromous species – are species that spend most their lives in fresh water and go to the sea at certain period to spawn or breed, like eels.

WHEREAS, Section 16.5 of the IRRs further requires the municipality/ city governments to modify or amend existing municipal fisheries ordinances in conformity with Republic Act No. 8550;

ORDINANCE No. 2013 - 02 A COMPREHENSIVE MUNICIPAL FISHERY ORDINANCE OF ZUMARRAGA, SAMAR PROVIDING FOR ITS SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND CONSERVATION OF THE MUNICIPAL FISHERIES/AQUATIC AND COASTAL RESOURCES, HARMONIZING AND INTEGRATING ALL ORDINANCES PERTINENT THERETO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES ARTICLE – I TITLE, SCOPE AND APPLICATION, DECLARATION OF POLICY, AND DEFINITION OF TERMS Section 1 – TITLE – This Ordinance shall be known as “A COMPREHENSIVE MUNICIPAL FISHERY ORDINANCE OF ZUMARRAGA, SAMAR PROVIDING FOR ITS SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND CONSERVATION OF THE MUNICIPAL FISHERIES/AQUATIC AND COASTAL RESOURCES, HARMONIZING AND INTEGRATING ALL ORDINANCES PERTINENT THERETO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES,” and shall be enforced in conjunction with the laws, rules and regulations on fishing, fishery and aquatic resources that are already promulgated by the national government, in particular, pursuant to Republic Act No. 8550, otherwise known as “The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998”, and its implementing rules and regulations. Section 2 – SCOPE AND APPLICATION – The provisions of this Ordinance shall be enforced in: 1. All the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar as defined in this Ordinance;

8. Coastal Area / Zone - is a bond of dry land and adjacent ocean space (water and submerged land) in which terrestrial processes and uses directly affect oceanic processes and uses, and vise-versa its geographic extent may include areas within a landmark limit of one (1) kilometer from the shoreline at high tide to include mangrove swamps, brackish water ponds, nipa swamps, estuarine rivers, sandy beaches and other areas within a seaward limit of 200 meters isobath to include coral reefs, mudflats, sea grass beds and other soft bottom area. 9. Coastline – the edges of the mainland where the shore and seawater met. 10. Commercial fishing - the taking of fishery species by passive or active gear for trade, business or profit or beyond sports fishing with the use of fishing boat of 3.1-10.0 gross tons. 11. Compressor – is an assembly of motor engine and air tank where the air is being exhaust and supplied to the diver underwater through a long hose attached to the compressor tank while the motor engine is functioning running. 12. Corals – the hard calcareous substance made up of the skeleton of marine coelenterate polyps, which include reefs, shelves, and atolls or any of the marine coelenterate animals living in colonies where their skeletons form a stony mass. They include: (a) skeletons of anthozoan coelenterates characterized as having a rigid axis of compact calcareous or horny spicules, belonging to the genus Corallium represented by the red, pink and white corals which are considered precious corals; (b) skeletons of anthozoan coelenterates characterized by horny axis such as the anti-patharians represented by the black corals which are considered semi-precious corals; and (c) ordinary corals which are of any kind of corals that are not precious or semi-precious. 13. Corals Reef - a natural aggregation of coral skeleton, with or without living polyps occurring in inter tidal and sub-tidal marine waters.

3. All lands, activities or businesses relating to the use, development, conservation and management of the municipal waters and its coastal and aquatic resources; and,

14. Danish Seine – refers to a fishing gear locally known as Hulbothulbot, pahulbot, pasangko, palusot, liba-liba, consisting of a conical shaped net with a pair of wings, the ends of which are connected to two ropes with plastic strips or any similar materials to serve as scaring or herding device with hauling ropes passing through a metallic ring permanently attached to a tomweight (linggote), and the mouth opening of the net closes when hauled into a fishing boat through the principle of zipper.

4. All natural and juridical persons or entities, fisherfolks of legal age, that use and/or intend to use the coastal and aquatic resources within the territorial jurisdiction of this municipality.

15. Demarcated Area/s - is an area assigned exclusively for certain specified and limited uses such as mussel farming, fish corrals, fixed and passive gears, and for fry or fingerling gathering.

2. All coastal and aquatic resources in the municipal waters;

Section 3 – POLICY DECLARATION – Consistent with the Constitution, the provisions of Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the “The Local Government Code of 1991,” and the Republic Act No. 8550, otherwise known as The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998, it shall be the policy of the municipality to: a) Ensure the full and effective implementation of the Fisheries Code, with the end view of realizing the policy objectives thereof within the jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar; b) Promote the proper management, conservation, protection, and utilization of fisheries and aquatic resources within the municipal waters as the means for encouraging the sustained social and economic development of Zumarraga, Samar; c) Limit and control access to the fisheries and aquatic resources of the municipality, in order to maintain the ecological balance, and enhance the quality of the coastal environment; d) Protect and promote the rights of the small fisherfolks within the Municipality of Zumarraga, Samar who are most directly affected by the utilization of fisheries and aquatic resources to its preferential use; e) Promote responsibility and accountability in the use of fisheries and aquatic resources; f) Provide consistent and substantial support in terms of financial, technical and other services to the fishery sector within the municipality, primarily the small fisher folk who rely on the fisheries and aquatic resources for their livelihood;

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16. Electro-fishing - the use of electricity generated by batteries, electric generators and other source of electric power to kill, stupefy, disable or render unconscious to fishery species, whether or not the same are subsequently recovered. 17. Endangered, Rare and/or Threatened Species - aquatic plants, animals including some varieties of corals and sea shells in danger of extinction as provided for in existing fishery laws, rules and regulations or in the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau – Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), and in the Convention of the International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES) of Flora and Fauna. 18. FARMC – Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Council. 19. Fine mesh nets - net with mesh size of less than three centimeters (3 cm) measured between two opposite knots of a full mesh when stretched or as otherwise determined by the appropriate government agency. 20. Fish cage - refers to an enclosure which is either stationary or floating made up of nets or screens fastened together and installed in the water with opening at the surface or covered and held in a place by wooden/bamboo posts or various types of anchors and floats. 21. Fish corral or “Baklad” - a stationary weir or trap devised to intercept or capture fish consisting of rows of bamboo stakes, plastic nets, and other materials fenced with split bamboo matting or wire matting with one or more enclosures, usually with easy entrance but difficult exit, and with or without leaders to direct the fish to the catch chambers, purse or bags. 22. Fisherfolk - people directly of personally and physically engaged in capturing or taking, culturing and processing fishery and/or aquatic resources.

25. Fish Fry - a stage at which the fish has just been hatched, usually with size from 1-2.5 cm. 26. Fishing – is the taking of fishery species from their wild state or habitat with or without the use of fishing boat / vessel. 27. Fishpond - a land-based facility enclosed with earthen or stone material to impound water for growing fish. 28. Fish Pen – an artificial enclosure constructed within a body of water for culturing fish and fishery/aquatic species made up of poles, screen and/ or nylon nettings to prevent the escape of fish. 29. Fishing Boat - any watercraft exclusive used for fishing. 30. Fishing Gear - any instrument or devise and its accessories utilized in taking fish and other fishery species. a) Active-destructive fishing gears – are those that which the method of catching fish is effected by towing, pushing, scaring and pounding while the fishing gear or net is in the seabed, which cause destruction and degradation of, and are detrimental to fish habitats or ecosystems in certain fishing area/ground. Example: Trawl, Danish Seine, Beach seine, Push net (mechanized or manual), Drive-in net (or Moro-ami). b) Selective Active fishing gears - are those that which the method of catching fish is effected by lifting, encircling and closing the bottom of the fishing gear or net without touching the seabed, and do not cause the destruction and degradation of fish habitats in certain fishing area/ground. Example: Ring net, Round-haul Seine, Bag net (mobile), New look (stationary bag net). c) Selective Passive fishing gears - are those that which the catching of fish is effected by hooking, entangling, and entrapping. Example: Hook and line, Multiple Hand line, Long line, Jigger, bottom set and drift gill nets, Crab and fish pots, and other gear of similar method of fish catching. d) Non-selective Passive fishing gears - are those that which the catching of fish is effected by guiding, filtering, and trapping. Example: Filter nets, fish corrals, and other gear of similar method of fish catching. 31. Fishing Boat and Gear License – a permit to operate specific type of fishing boat/gear for specific duration in areas within municipal waters for demersal or pelagic fishery resources. 32. Fishing License – a permit issued to take, gather, extract and utilize fishery resources of the municipality. 33. Fishing Permit – a document issued to license holders engaging in fishing using particular fishing gear and/or boat or engaged in any fisheries activities within the municipality 34. Fish Sanctuary – a designated area within the municipal waters where fishing and other human activities are prohibited. 35. Fish Shelter – a fish-aggregating device consisting of a floating raft anchored by a weighted line with suspended materials such as palm fronds to attract pelagic and schooling species common in deep waters. 36. Fishing with Explosives – the use of dynamite, other explosives or other chemical compounds that contains combustible elements, or ingredients that upon ignition by friction, concussion, percussion, or detonation of all or parts of the compound, will kill, stupefy, or render unconscious any fishery species. It also refers to the use of any other substance and/ or device which causes an explosion that is capable of producing the said harmful effects of any fishery species and aquatic resources and capable of damaging and altering the natural habitat. 37. Fishing with Obnoxious or Poisonous Substances - the use of any substance, plant extracts or juice thereof, sodium cyanide and or cyanide compound or other chemicals either in a raw or processed form, harmful or harmless to human beings, which will kill, stupefy or render unconscious to any fishery species and aquatic resources and capable of damaging and altering the natural habitat. 38. Food Security – refers to any plan, policy or strategy aimed at ensuring adequate supplies of appropriate food at affordable prices. It may be achieved through self-sufficiency (i.e. ensuring adequate food supplies from domestic production), through self- reliance (i.e. adequate food supplies through a combination of domestic production and importation) or through pure importation. 39. Gravid Crab – are pregnant crabs or those crabs carrying fertilized eggs. 40. Mangroves – a community of inter-tidal plants including all species of trees, shrubs, vines and herbs on coasts, swamps or border of swamps. 41. Municipal Fisher folks – persons who are directly or indirectly engaged in municipal fishing and other related activities. 42. Migratory Species - refers to fishery species, which in the course of their life could travel from freshwater to marine water or vise-versa, or any marine species that travel over great distance in water of the ocean as part of their behavioral adaptation for survival and speciation. 43. Monitoring, Control and Enforcement a. Monitoring – for monitoring fisheries, this may include long-term observation of: 1) fishing effort which can be expressed by the number of days or hours of fishing, number of fishing gears and number of fishers; 2) characteristics of fishery resources; and 3) resource yields or catch. b. Control - the regulatory conditions (legal framework) under which the exploitation, utilization and disposition of the resources may be conducted. c. Enforcement – refers to the activity of ensuring that fishery laws, rules and regulations, and ordinances are complied with, and that violations thereof are appropriately penalized. This necessary includes surveillance, which refers to the degree and types of observations required to maintain compliance with regulations. 44. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) – an agency, institution, foundation or a group of persons whose purpose is to assist people’s organization / association in various ways including but not limited to, organizing, education, training, research and/or resource accessing. 45. Person – natural or juridical entities such as individual, association, partnership, cooperatives and corporation accredited by this municipality and registered under the laws of the Republic of the Philippines. 46. Ring Net – is long and narrow net, which has a bunt in the center as catching part corresponding to a bag. This is being operated at night with the aid of light to attract fish, and daytime with or without the use of fish shelters (payao or arong). Surrounding and closing the bottom of the net by


Wednesday, 13 March 2013 means of pursing line passed through the rings attached to the sinker line effect the catching of fish. 47. Sea farming – the stocking of natural or hatchery produced marine plants or animals under controlled conditions for purposes of rearing and harvesting, but not limited to commercially important fishes, mollusks (like as pearl and giant clam culture) including seaweeds and sea grasses. 48. Seaweed – brown algae locally known as “goso” of the genus Eucheuma and Kappaphycus that is cultured in the seawater through the application of different methods and techniques, which is a source of Carrageenan used as stabilizer, gelling agent, thickener, binder, additive, etc. 49. Sabalo – the reproductively mature grown milkfish (bangus) usually measuring more than 60 centimeters in length from the tip of its mouth to the extreme end of the caudal fin or tail. 50. Super light – also called magic light, is a type of light using halogen or metal halide bulb, which may be located above the sea surface or submerged in the water. It consists of a ballast, regulator, electric cable and socket. The source of energy comes from a generator, battery, or dynamo coupled with the main engine. 51. Trawl - an active fishing gear consisting of a bag shaped net with or without otter boards to open its mouth opening which is dragged or towed along the bottom or through the water column to take fishery species by straining them from the water, including all variations and modifications of trawls (bottom, middle and baby trawls) and tow nets. ARTICLE – II THE MUNICIPAL WATERS AND MUNICIPAL JURISDICTION Section 5 – MUNICIPAL WATERS – The municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar shall comprise of all the marine waters within the territorial jurisdiction thereof, which includes the marine waters enclosed by the various lines connecting the points and parallel to the general coastline including offshore islands delineated/delimited pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 17, Series of 2001. . Section 6 – MARINE WATERS – The municipal marine waters of Zumarraga, Samar shall be comprised of the waters enclosed within the following geographic coordinates, as determined pursuant to DENR Administrative Order No. 17-2001, which shall be agreed upon by the Local Chief Executives of affected and concerned adjacent/opposite municipalities through a Memorandum of Understanding signed during a consultative meeting. The municipality shall adopt through an Ordinance, any delineated municipal water agreed by all concerned. Section 7 – CLASSIFICATION OF MUNICIPAL MARINE WATERS – The municipal marine waters of Zumarraga, Samar are hereby divided and classified into the following major zones: a) b) c) d)

Municipal Fishing Zone Mariculture Zone Fish Refuges/Fish Sanctuaries Navigational Lanes

Section 8 – MUNICIPAL FISHING ZONE/AREA – The Municipal Fishing Zone shall be comprised of all waters within the municipal marine waters designated primarily for this purpose. Section 9 – MARICULTURE ZONE – The Local Government Unit of Zumarraga, Samar shall declare a portion or portions of its municipal waters as may be necessary for this purpose, which shall be done in accordance with existing fishery laws, rules and regulations, and upon recommendation from appropriate and concerned national government agencies. Provided, that nothing in this section shall be interpreted to justify the construction of structures that pose obstruction to navigation, the flow and ebb of tides, or the migration paths of fish and other aquatic species. Section 10 – FISH REFUGES/SANCTUARIES – The Local Government Unit of Zumarraga, Samar shall declare a portion or portions of its municipal waters as Fish Refuges/Sanctuary areas as may be necessary, which shall be done in accordance with existing fishery laws, rules and regulations, and upon recommendation from appropriate and concerned national government agencies. Provided, if the municipality has already an existing one, the Sanggunian may by appropriate ordinance and upon recommendation of and in consultation with the FARMC, establish additional Fish Refuges/Sanctuaries as may be necessary. All fishing activities are prohibited within the Fish Refuges/Sanctuaries. No license shall be interpreted to justify any form of fishing activity within the designated Fish Refuges/Sanctuaries. Section 11 – DEMARCATED FISHERY AREAS – The municipality shall establish some demarcated fishery areas as may be necessary, which shall be done in accordance with existing fishery laws, rules and regulations, and upon recommendation from appropriate and concerned national government agencies. Within these areas, the cooperatives or associations of resident municipal fisher folks shall be given priority and preference in the grant of licenses, or other exclusive rights for fish capture, mariculture, or fish farming. They shall likewise be entitled to exercise such other privileges as may be identified pursuant to the provisions of the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Management Plan of this municipality, and this Ordinance. Section 12 – NAVIGATIONAL LANES – The municipality shall establish the portion of its municipal waters as navigational lanes for the transport of passengers and commodities of commercial vessels, which shall be done in accordance with existing laws, rules and regulations, and upon recommendation from appropriate and concerned national government agencies. Section 13 – MARKING OF MAJOR ZONES – The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in collaboration with the Municipal Engineer’s Office and MFARMC shall mark the boundaries of the foregoing zones using appropriate, easily-available materials and methods such as color-coded flags, coastal markers and buoys. Such markings shall be publicized and disseminated to the concerned members of the population of the municipality. Section 14 – JURISDICTION OF THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT – The municipality shall exercise jurisdiction over its municipal waters as herein defined. In consultation with the FARMC, shall be responsible for the management, conservation, development, utilization and disposition of all fish and other fishery/aquatic products within its territorial jurisdiction, and enact other appropriate ordinance for the purpose in accordance with the national fisheries policies. ARTICLE – III UTILIZATION, MANAGEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, CONSERVATION AND ALLOCATION SYSTEM OF FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES

ORDINANCE Section 15 – USE OF THE MUNICIPAL WATERS – The use, utilization, and exploitation of fishery and aquatic resources in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar shall be reserved exclusively for municipal fisher folks. Provided, however, that other activities such as but not limited to research and survey activities may be allowed under strict condition for purely research, scientific, technological and educational purposes: Provided further, that prior to the conduct of such activity a permit has been secured from the Local Chief Executive in consultation with the Municipal FARMC. Section 16 – USERS OF THE MUNICIPAL WATERS – All fisheries related activities in municipal waters as defined in this Ordinance shall be utilized by municipal fisher folk and their cooperatives/association that are listed as such in the Municipal Fisherfolks Registry of this municipality. Provided, however, the Local Chief Executive in consultation with the FARMC and upon evaluation and recommendation by the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist may allow or authorize the entry and operation of nonresident fisher folks within the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar equivalent to a maximum of 10% of the total resident fisherfolks. Provided further, that non-resident fisherfolk should only use fishing gears that are allowed or prescribed in this Ordinance and can only operate after a fishing permit has been secured. Section 17 – FISHING GEARS AND FISHERIES-RELATED ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR LICENSING AND PERMIT – For the proper utilization, conservation and management of the municipal waters, and after consultation with the Municipal FARMC, the fishing activities that shall be allowed and/ or authorized to operate within the fishing zones of this municipality are as follows: A. Fishing gears/nets 1. Hook and line (Pangawil) 9. Sardine gill net (Largareti) 2. Multiple hand line (Paundak) 10. Drift gill net (Palutaw) 3. Long line (Kitang) 11. Encircling gill net (Barangayan) 4. Fish/Squid Pot (Bobo) 12. Baby ring net (Ligkop / Tambog) 5. Crab Pot (Timing o Panggal) 13. Fish corral (Buno-an) 6. Crab Lift net (Bintol) 14. Troll line (Sibid-sibid) 7. Bottom set gill net (Palubog) 15. Squid jigger (Pag-sanit) 8. Spear fishing (Pan mana) B. Use of Fishing accessories: 1. Pressure lamps Petromax o Gral 2. Fish Shelter Arong 3. Compressor for Ring Net Fishing Compressor gamit ha Ligcop o Kubkuban C. Mariculture/Aquaculture activites 1. Seaweed culture (Paggoso-an o Paglato) 2. Fish cages (Pag-hawla hin isda) 3. Mussel culture (Pagtahongan) 4. Oyster culture (Talabahan) 5. Fish/Crab Pen (Pag-tangkal hin isda o masag) 6. Aqua-silvi culture (Pagpadako hin alimango ha kamayapi-an o kaatunggan) D. Other Fishing Activities 1. Commercial Gathering of Jellyfish - Panbudol 2. Commercial Gathering of Shellfish like Rock shell, Undulated surf clam, Window pane shell, Abalone, Fan shell, Oyster, Wing shell, Spider contch, etc - (Panguha hin pangtion sugad han Sisi Mayahini, Tipay, Kapis, Lapas, Aba-aba, Karangkarangan, 3. Gathering of fish Fry/Juvenile and other species like milkfish, grouper, crabs, etc. - Panguha hin similya hin isda sugad han bangus, tingag, masag, og iba pa. 4. Commercial gathering of wild seaweed (Caulerpa) - Panguha hin Lato E. Operation of Fish Processing Plants and for fishery related establishment: 1. Jellyfish processing (Budolan) 2. Fish Drying (Bularan hin isda) 3. Fish Salting (Budohan) 4. Fish Smoking (Tapahan) 5. Fish fermentation (Patisan) 6. Breeding and Hatcheries for fish and other fishery/aquatic species (Pabunayan og pahimsa-an hin bunay han isda ug iba pa nga produkto ha kadagatan) Section 18 – BAN ON THE OPERATION OF NON-ELIGIBLE FISHING GEARS AND FISHERIES ACTIVITIES – The use and operation of the following fishing gears and other fisheries related activities are strictly not allowed in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar: English name Local name 1. Trawl - Galadgad 2. Danish seine - Pahulbot, Palusot, Liba-liba 3. Purse Seine - Pangulong 4. Beach seine - Baring o Bahan 5. Extraction of corals for any purpose - Panguha hin bagangbang para hin bisan ano nga paggamit 6. Use of Explosives, Electric, Obnoxious and Poisonous substances - Paggamit hin badil, kuryente, ngan hilo ha pangisda 7. Use of Super lights - Mapawa kaupay nga bombilya. 8. Drive-in net - Moro-ami, Lintig, Paaling 9. Stationary Lift net - Saprahan 10. Filter net - Jacos 11. Trap nets - Pahubas Section 19 – INSTALLATION AND ESTABLISHMENT OF FISH SHELTERS – The establishment and/or installation of fish shelters (Arong) for hook and line fishing in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar shall be allowed only in areas two-kilometer distance from the coastline or from any designated fish sanctuaries. Provided, that the establishment of fish shelters in the municipal marine water fishing zone for Baby ring net operation (using fishing boat of less than 3 gross tons) shall be allowed only in areas more than two (2) kilometers from the coastline and must have a distance of at least 200 m from another fish shelter; Provided further, that the installation/establishment of such fish shelter/s should be done only after the issuance of the necessary license or permit issued by this municipality. Provided finally, that installation/ establishment of fish shelters or fish aggregating devices shall not be allowed along designated navigational lanes of this municipality.

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Section 20 – INSTALLATION, ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR CONSTRUCTION OF FISH CORRALS – The installation, establishment and/or construction of fish corrals (Buno-an) in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar shall only be allowed and/or permitted in designated demarcated fishery areas allocated for this purpose; provided however, that each fish corral should have a distance of at least 200m from each other regardless of their ownership. Provided, that the establishment of fish corrals shall not be allowed within 100m from mangroves and fish sanctuaries. Provided further, that installation, establishment and/or construction of fish corrals should only be made after a license and/or permit issued by this municipality, has been secured. Section 21 – INSTALLATION, ESTABLISHMENT AND/OR CONSTRUCTION OF OYSTER AND MUSSEL FARMS, AND FISH PEN/ CAGES – The installation, establishment and/or construction of oyster and mussel farms, and fish cages in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar shall only be allowed and/or permitted in mariculture zones allocated and designated for this purpose; provided however, that establishment of these projects shall have the following distance: Kind of Project

Oyster Farm Mussel farm Fish pen Fish cages

Distance to another project 100 m from another farm owned by another operator, 25 m if owned by the same operator 100 m from another farm owned by another operator, 25 m if owned by the same operator 100 m from another farm owned by another operator, 25 m if owned by the same operator 50 m from another farm owned by another operator, may be compressed if owned by the same operator

Provided further, that installation, establishment and/or construction of oyster/mussel farms and fish cages should be allowed only after a license and/or permit issued by this municipality, has been secured. Section 22 – REGULATION ON THE TAKING, CATCHING, SELLING AND POSSESSION OF JUVENILE, UNDERSIZED, AND GRAVID CRABS - No person shall be allowed or permitted to capture, take, gather, sell and sell in the territorial jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar crabs with size of less than twelve (12) centimeters carapace length. Mere possession of dead undersize and/or gravid crab shall constitute a prima facie case. Provided, however, that catching of live undersize and juvenile crabs for local culture and grow-out purposes shall be allowed or permitted only if a person has secured the necessary fishery license. Any person found violating this provision shall be fined in the amount of not less than Five Hundred Pesos (PhP500.00) and confiscation of the product. Section 23 – REGULATION ON THE USE OF PRESSURE LAMPS No person shall be allowed or permitted to fish within the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar using more than four (4) units of pressure lamps with more than six (6) mantles. Any fisherfolk found violating this Section will be subjected to a fine of Five Hundred Pesos (PhP500.00) per excess pressure lamp/s and confiscation of the same fishing accessory. Section 24 – USE OF FINE MESH NETS - It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the catching, taking, collecting and capturing fish in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar using fishing net with mesh size of less than three (3) centimeters measured between two (2) opposite knots of a full mesh when stretched. Provided, that this prohibition on the use of fine mesh net shall not apply to the gathering of fry, fingerlings, juveniles and other fish species which by their nature are small but already matured; provided, however, that the use fishing gears for fish fry collection/gathering shall only be allowed during peak seasons of the target species, but shall only be limited within the designated fishery area (for fry gathering); provided further, that fishing gears like baby ring net may use fishing net with mesh size of 1.9 centimeters (17 Knots), and 2.34 centimeters (14 Knots) for fish corrals. Any fisherfolk found violating this provision shall be subjected to a fine of Two Thousand Five Thousand Pesos (PhP2,500.00) and forfeiture of the fishing paraphernalia or an imprisonment from thirty (30) days to six (6) months or both, such fine and imprisonment depending upon the discretion of the court; provided further, that if the fishing gear is not being owned by the fisherfolk-violator, the owner shall be subjected to the same penalties. Section 25 – BAN ON THE GATHERING, TAKING, CATCHING AND/ OR COLLECTION OF AQUARIUM OR ORNAMENTAL FISH - The catching, collection, taking and/or gathering or cause to be caught, taken or gathered aquarium and other ornamental fish or similar fishery species enumerated below is prohibited in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar. English Name Scientific Name Local Name Spot-banded Butterfly fish Chaetodon punctatofasciatus Alibangbang Philippine Chevron Butterfly fish Chaetodon xancthurus Alibangbang Racoon Butterfly fish Chaetodon lunula Alibangbang Chaetodon baronessa Alibangbang Speckled Butterfly fish Chaetodon citrenellus Alibangbang Spot fin Butterfly fish Chaetodon ocellicaudus Alibangbang Ornate Butterfly fish Chaetodon ornatissimus Alibangbang Philippine Butterfly fish Chaetodon adiergastos Alibangbang Latticed Butterfly fish Chaetodon rafflesoo Alibangbang Pyramid Butterfly fish Hemataurichthys polylepis Alibangbang Long-nose Butterfly fish Forcipiger flavissimus Alibangbang Moorish idle Zanclus cornutus Alibangbang Saddleback clownfish Ampheprion polymnus Bantay kibot Clark’s Anemone fish Ampheprion clarkii Bantay kibot Black Anemone fish Ampheprion melanopus Bantay kibot False Clown Anemone fish Ampheprion ocellaris Bantay kibot Yellow chromis Chormis analis Palata Bicolor Chromis Chormis margaritifer Palata White-tailed damsel fish Chormis xanthura Palata Sergeant major Abudefduf vaigiensis Palata Keyhole Angelfish Centropyge tibicen Adlo Multi-barred Angelfish Centropyge multifasciatus Adlo Bicolor Angelfish Centropyge bicolor Adlo Vermiculated Angelfish Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus Adlo Three-spot Angelfish Apolemichthys trimaculatus Adlo Regal Angelfish Pygoplites diphreutes Adlo Semicircle Angelfish Pomacanthus semicirculatus Adlo White-checked surgeon fish Acanthurus nigricans Labahita Schooling Bannerfish Heniochus diphreutes Many-spotted sweetlips Plectorhincus chaetodonoides Lipti Ragged-finned firefish Pterois antennata Larong Orange-banded Coralfish Coradion chrysozonus Provided, that selling of aquarium or ornamental fish species within the territorial jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar shall be allowed only if the operator/owner of the establishment has secured the necessary permit from this municipality; provided finally, that every fisher folk who is found catching, collecting, taking, and gathering aquarium and/or ornamental fish species shall be subjected to a fine of Five Thousand Pesos (PhP2,500.00) and the confiscation of the caught, gathered, and/or collected aquarium or ornamental fish and other fishery species including the confiscation/ forfeiture of fishing boat and paraphernalia or an imprisonment of six (6) months, or both such fine and imprisonment depending upon on the discretion of the court.


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Provided; that the Local Chief Executive may impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender. Section 26 – AQUACULTURE OPERATIONS IN THIS MUNICIPALITY – Fisherfolks and their cooperatives or associations shall be allowed to operate an aquaculture venture within the designated aquaculture zone only if he/ she has an aquaculture operator’s license issued by this municipality; provided that such license shall be issued to any fisherfolk and their cooperatives or associations to occupy an area within the designated aquaculture zone of this municipality for aquasilvi culture purposes only; provided however, that the issuance of such aquaculture operator’s license shall not be construed as an authority to cut mangrove trees and/or convert mangroves into fishpond. Section 27 – ALLOCATION AND LIMITATIONS OF FISHERY RESOURCES FOR FISHING AND MARICULTURE PURPOSES IN FISHERY MANAGEMENT AREAS– The municipal government of Zumarraga, Samar has come-up with a system to rationalize the allocation and/or distribution of the fisheries resources for mariculture purposes within its territorial jurisdiction. To ensure accessibility of every priority fisher- folk, the hereunder resource allocation system must be strictly followed: For fish corral establishment:  

Each individual licensee shall be allowed to establish a maximum of 2-units only; Partnership, corporation, association, and cooperatives shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 5-units only

For seaweed culture:   

Each individual licensee shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 1,000 square meters only; Partnership, corporation, association, and cooperatives shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 50,000 square meters (or 5 hectares) A 10,000 square meters (or 1 hectare) shall be allocated or reserved for government projects;

For mussel culture:   

Each individual licensee shall be allowed to occupy an area of only 2,000 square meters per site; Partnership, corporation, association, and cooperatives shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 50,000 square meters (or 5 hectares) A 10,000 square meters (or 1 hectare) shall be allocated or reserved for government projects;

For oyster culture:   

Each individual licensee shall be allowed to occupy an area of only 500 square meters per site; Partnership, corporation, association, and cooperatives shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 2,000 square meters. A 500 square meters shall be allocated or reserved for government projects;

For fish cages operation:   

Each individual licensee shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 500 square meters only; Partnership, corporation, association, and cooperatives shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 2,000 square meters (or 5 hectares) A 1,000 square meters shall be allocated or reserved for government projects;

For fish/crab pen operation:   

Each individual licensee shall be allowed to occupy an area of only 2,500 square meters per site; Partnership, corporation, association, and cooperatives shall be allowed to occupy an area of not more than 50,000 square meters (or 5 hectares) A 1,000 square meters shall be allocated or reserved for government projects;

Section 28 – OPERATIONS OF FISH PROCESSING PLANTS AND/ OR ESTABLISHMENTS – Fishery license and/or permit for the operation of fish processing plants and/or establishment shall only be issued, in consultation with and upon recommendation by the Municipal FARMC and presentation of the Environmental Compliance Certificate issued by concerned agency. Section 29 – UNAUTHORIZED FISHING OR ENGAGING IN OTHER UNAUTHORIZED FISHERY ACTIVITY - No person shall exploit, occupy, produce, breed, culture, capture and/or gather fish/fry/fingerlings of any fishery species or engage in any fishery activity within the territorial jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar without a license or permit duly issued and approved by the Local Chief Executive of this municipality. Any fisher folk who is found capturing, culturing, in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar where he has no license or permit issued by this municipality shall constitute a prima facie presumption that the person and/or boat is engaged in unauthorized fishing; Provided, that fishing for daily food sustenance or for leisure may be allowed only if a fisher folk has secured a permit approved by the Local Chief Executive of this municipality; Every fisherfolk committing such violation shall be punished by confiscation of catch and a fine of One Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP1,500.00). Section 30 – REGULATION ON THE USE OF AIR COMPRESSORS IN FISHERY ACTIVITIES – The use of compressor in fishing may be allowed within the territorial jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar. Provided, that compressor as fishing accessory shall only be allowed for Baby Ring Net fishing during day time with the use of fish shelter gathering of sea cucumber, and other benthic organism, and for educational, scientific or research-related activities purposes or to untangle or retrieve fishing nets and gears trapped underwater. Provided, further that the FLET shall have evaluated the legality of its use and the units of which have been registered with this municipality; provided finally, that the use of air compressor units in illegal fishery activity shall be subjected to confiscation. Users of air compressors for registration shall also submit a medical certificate attesting to his physical condition and fitness to use the said fishing accessory or apparatus. Section 31 – RESTRICTION OF COMMERCIAL FISHING OPERATION USING SPECIFIC ACTIVE FISHING GEARS – The operation of all forms of commercial fishing using a fishing gear listed in Section 18 hereof are banned in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar. Any commercial fishing boat captain and/or master fisherman, machinist and other fishing crews who committed the above prohibited act shall be subjected to penalty equivalent to the value of catch or Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per crew member whichever is higher, and imprisonment of six (6) months, confiscation of catch and fishing gears, and recommend to BFAR for revocation of license. ARTICLE – IV MANAGEMENT OF CONTIGUOUS FISHERY RESOURCES Section 32 – PARTICIPATION IN THE MANAGEMENT OF CONTIGU-

ORDINANCE OUS FISHERY RESOURCES – The Local Government Unit of Zumarraga, Samar shall participate in the management of Maqueda Bay, Samar Sea and adjoining waters that straddles several Local Government Units, which shall be done in an integrated manner and shall not be based on political subdivisions of municipal waters in order to facilitate their management as single resource system; provided, that through the Integrated Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils (IFARMC) established under Section 76 of RA 8550, which serves as the venues for close collaboration among LGUs, all fishery management efforts of this municipality shall be coordinated with other affected municipalities to achieve the objectives of integrated fishery resource management. Section 33 – MANDATE FOR MEMBERSHIP TO MAQUEDA BAY OR SAMAR SEA MANAGEMENT COUNCIL – In order for this municipality to achieve its goals for an integrated fishery resource management and as a requisite to participate in the resource-sharing and decision-making, the Local Government Unit of Zumarraga, Samar shall be mandated to become a member-LGU of the Samar Sea Management Council; provided, that the membership and participation of this municipality on all discussions in the Council shall be represented by the Local Chief Executive or his authorized representative. Section 34 – SUPPORTS TO THE MAQUEDA BAY AND THE SAMAR SEA MANAGEMENT COUNCILS – The Local Government Unit of Zumarraga, Samar shall provide support or share its resources in terms of personnel, financial, expertise for the protection, conservation, and management of the contiguous fisheries and resources of Maqueda Bay and Samar Sea and adjoining waters; provided, that supports to the area management council shall be endorsed by the Sangguniang Bayan. ARTICLE - V MUNICIPAL COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT PLANNING Section 35 – MANDATE FOR THE MUNICIPAL COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT PLANNING - The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist and the Municipal Planning Development Coordinator in coordination with the Municipal FARMC and other concerned agencies, shall formulate a Municipal Coastal Resources Management and Fisheries Development Plan, which shall be the basis for the long-term development and management of the coastal fishery/aquatic resources of the municipality. Section 36 – PLANNING CONSULTATION - Within sixty (60) days from the organization of the Municipal FARMC, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in collaboration with Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator shall engage in public consultation with the Barangay FARMCs in order to determine the needs, goals, objectives and programs for development and management of the coastal fishery/aquatic resources of this municipality; provided, that The results of such consultation shall be documented and consolidated for presentation to the Sanggunian through its Committee of Agriculture and Fisheries. Section 37 – FORMULATION OF THE MUNICIPAL COASTAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT AND FISHERIES DEVELOPMENT PLAN Using the results of the consultation as a guide, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist and Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator in collaboration with the Municipal FARMC and concerned local government agencies shall, within sixty (60) days from the date of the last consultation and prior to the preparation of the budget for the next succeeding year, formulate a Municipal Coastal Resources Management and Fisheries Development Plan with the objective of making the same as an integral part of the Local Development Plan Section 38 – INTEGRATION OF MCRMF DEVELOPMENT PLAN INTO LOCAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN - After completion, the Municipal Coastal Resources Management and Fisheries Development plan shall be formally submitted to the Municipal Development Council at its regular meeting; provided, that subject to appropriate adjustments in consideration of the other plans and programs of the municipality, the same shall be integrated into and form part of the Annual Local Development/Investment Plan for the following year. Section 39 – FINANCIAL/BUDGET SUPPORT FOR THE MUNICIPAL CRMFD PLAN PREPARATION – With the approval of the Municipal Mayor, the MPDC and OMA shall submit and present to the Sangguniang Bayan the Work and Financial Plan on the different activities related to the preparation of the Municipal Coastal Resources Management and Fisheries Development Plan of the municipality; provided, that one week after the approval/adoption of the SB, an amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P150,000.00) shall be released through the Office of the Municipal Treasurer as funding support for the MCRMFD Plan preparation ARTICLE - VI FISHERY LICENSING Section 40 – LICENSE ESSENTIALS – No person, as defined in this Ordinance, shall be allowed to fish within the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar without a fishing license issued by this municipality. Provided, that license fees shall not be required of marginal fisher folk duly registered as such in the Registry of Municipal Fisherfolks for the purpose of fishing for personal or family consumption; Provided further, that those fishing gears and fisheries related activities explicitly enumerated in Section 17 hereof shall be presumed to be eligible for licensing and that any new gear not included herein shall be deemed to be unlicensed and illegal until otherwise expressly provided for. Section 41 – REGISTRATION AND REGISTRY OF FISHERFOLKS, BOATS AND FISHING GEAR USED, AND OTHER TYPE OF FISHERY-RELATED ACTIVITY ENGAGED IN – The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in collaboration with the Barangay/Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Management Councils shall conduct a general registration of fisherfolks with at least six (6) months residency in this municipality who are fishing or may desire to fish and/or engaged in fishery-related activities in municipal waters for the purpose of giving preference among them, as basis of limiting entry into the municipal waters and as identification of priority municipal fisherfolks who shall be allowed to fish within the municipal waters, and monitoring fishing activities. Provided that such registration shall only include the municipal fishing boats and gears/paraphernalia used, which should not be construed as permit to fish. Section 42 – PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRATION OF MUNICIPAL FISHING BOATS AND FISHING GEAR USED – With the use of the prescribed registration form, the Barangay FARMC shall submit to the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist through the Municipal FARMC a list of all eligible municipal fisher folks, with their boats and fishing gears used who may be included in the Registry of Municipal Fisherfolks, Boats and Fishing Gears used; provided that such registry shall be endorsed by the Chairman of the Barangay FARMC to the Municipal FARMC. The Municipal FARMC shall then submit the same to the Municipal Mayor through the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist for reference; provided further that no fee shall be collected or charged for this registration. The Chairman of the Barangay FARMC shall further endorse any subsequent amendments to such registry or list; provided finally that copies of this registry shall be furnished the following agencies for their information and dissemination on or before January of each year. - Municipal Treasurer’s Office - Municipal Agriculture Office - SB Chairman on Agriculture and Fisheries - Chief of Police

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 - Municipal FARMC - Barangay FARMCs - One (1) copy to be posted in conspicuous place of barangay hall The Registry of Municipal Fisherfolks shall be updated regularly or as may be necessary, and shall be posted in conspicuous location of barangay hall where it shall be open for public inspection and validation of its correctness and completeness. Section 43 – REGISTRATION FOR THE DOCUMENTATION OF MUNICIPAL BOATS – Pursuant to the provisions of Executive Order Number 305 entitled “Devolving to Municipal and City Governments the Registration of Fishing Vessels Three (3) Gross Tons below”, all fishing boats within the territorial jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar shall be subjected to re-admeasurement and be entered in the registry. The registration of such fishing boats shall be done annually and shall be subjected to the following fees and schedules. Non-motorized boats…………………………………… PhP

50.00

Motorized boats propelled by: 5HP below ………………………………………..

PhP

100.00

6HP – 16HP ……………………………………….

PhP

500.00

Above 16Hp ……………………………………….

PhP 1,500.00

Section 44 – REQUIREMENTS ON THE REGISTRATION FOR THE DOCUMENTATION OF MUNICIPAL BOATS – The following shall be required for the registration of a municipal fishing boat in the Registry: a) Submission of the pertinent documents for the actual ownership of the boat; b) The boat is not, at the time of registration, the subject of and/or evidence in a pending case for violation of any fishery ordinance, laws, rules and regulations within municipal waters; c) An inspection report showing the vessel complies with the color-coding and boat identification requirement of this city/municipality. Section 45 – COLOR-CODING AND FISHING BOAT IDENTIFICATION SCHEME– For purposes of easy identification of a registered fishing boat, all duly registered fishing boat shall be provided with plate bearing the name of the municipality and license number, painted in such a manner so as to make the fishing boat highly visible from a distance. Any fishing boat found operating within the municipal waters of this municipality and which did not comply with the prescribed color-coding and identification scheme shall be fined an amount of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) and impoundment if such penalty is not complied within seven (7) days. Section 46 – PERSONS ELIGIBLE FOR FISHING PRIVILEGES – All fisher folk and/or persons listed in the municipal fisher folk registry shall be qualified or eligible for fishery privileges. It shall therefore be unlawful for any person not qualified under this Ordinance, to engage personally or through other person to collect/gather fish and other fishery/aquatic products within the territorial waters of this municipality. Section 47 – LICENSE, PERMITS AND FISHERY GRANTS - It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in this Ordinance, to exploit, occupy, produce, culture or gather any species of fish and other fishery products and/or engage in fishery activity within the approved by the Local Chief Executive of this municipality; provided that no territorial jurisdiction without the necessary fishing licenses and/or permit issued and licenses, permits and other similar privileges shall be granted to local fisherfolks and/or persons operating the kind of fishing gear enumerated in Section 17 hereof; provided however, that after evaluation and recommendation by the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist and in consultation with MFARMC fishing permits may be issued/granted to non-resident fisherfolks operating the kind of fishing gears enumerated in Section 17 hereof but not more than ten percent (10%) of the total resident fisherfolks of this municipality. All fishing licenses, permits and fishery grants from this municipality shall be issued only upon compliance of the requisites and payment of the necessary fees and other charges, and on condition that the licensee should consider himself not only as a privileged fisherfolk but also a government partner in the protection and management of the municipality’s fishery resources; provided finally, that to ensure accessibility of every fisherfolk to fisheries resources, no concession shall be issued by this municipality to any person (individual or juridical in nature). Section 48 – FISHING LICENSE AND PERMITS – Only those duly registered in the Municipal Fisher folk Registry may be issued with Fishing License; provided that non-resident fisherfolk may be issued with Fishing Permit. Fishing License/Permit may pertain to the person, boat, or gear; provided however, that in the case of gear licenses, any fishing that has newly invented or not previously used in the municipal waters shall be considered as “new gear” and shall not be presumed eligible for licensing until proven otherwise; provided further, that in case of sale or transfer of ownership of any fishing gear and fishing boats with fishing license/permit issued by this municipality, the Office of the Municipal Mayor should be notified within thirty (30) days from the date of sale or transfer of ownership; provided finally, that no fishing license shall be required of any under age person/individual and students who by circumstance are forced to become a part-time fisher folk. Section 49 – AQUA-SILVI CULTURE OPERATOR’S LICENSE – An Aquasilvi culture Operator’s License may be issued by this municipality to a person, as defined in this Ordinance, duly registered in the Registry of Municipal Fisherfolks, subject to the following conditions: 1)

The Licensee has to submit the following documents:  An endorsement from the BFARMC of the barangay where the project is located or MFARMC in case no active/functional BFARMC, for aqua-silvi culture operators 2) The Licensee shall not undertake clearing or cutting of mangrove areas and shall rehabilitate any mangrove areas that are damaged by the aqua-silvi culture project; Section 50 – MARICULTURE OPERATOR’S LICENSE – Mariculture Operator’s License may be issued to a person, as defined in this Ordinance, who is listed in the Registry of Municipal Fisherfolks, subject to the following conditions: 1) The Licensee has to submit an endorsement from the BFARMC. 2) The Licensee shall not obstruct any navigational lanes, migration path of fish species, and flow and ebb of tides; 3) The Licensee undertakes to remove all structures and improvements upon expiration of the license. Section 51 – TERM OF VALIDITY – All licenses, permits and/or fishery grants shall be non-transferable and valid for one (1) year only to take effect from the date of issuance thereof; provided, that depending on the status or condition of the fish stock of the municipal waters after evaluation and assessment by the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist and upon recommendation by the FARMC, the Municipal Mayor may issue or grant fishing license or permit for a term of 3-months only.


Wednesday, 13 March 2013 Section 52 – PROCEDURES/REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION AND ISSUANCE OF FISHERY LICENSES, PERMITS AND FISHERY GRANTS – The herein procedures and requirements for the application and issuance of licenses should be strictly followed and complied with: A. For fishing gears and boats 1) Secure a Certificate of Clearance/Residency from the barangay where the applicants permanently resides; 2) Secure endorsement/recommendation from the Barangay FARMC consideration of the fishing licenses application, specifying among others the eligibility of the fishing gear fishing boat to be licensed; 3) Secure from the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist a Fishing Licenses application forms and submit the same to the same office for its evaluation, assessment, and consideration; 4) Personnel of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist who is in-charge in the processing of fishing licenses applications shall conduct inspection on the fishing gear/net whether it complies the applicable provisions of this Ordinance; 5) If the fishing gear/net was found eligible for licensing, the OMA personnel shall compute for the schedule of licenses fees and other charges prescribed in Section 53 hereof, and let the applicant pay at the Office of the Municipal Treasurer’s Office and secure an official receipt of the correspond fees paid; 6) The OMA personnel shall only fill-up the Fishing Licenses forms in a quadruplicate copy, when the official receipt for the payment of such fees and other charges has been presented. 7) Have the Licenses approved by the Municipal Mayor, through the recommendation of the Municipal Agriculturist, and when approved, issue the corresponding color-coded plate, and distribute the copies to the following: Original copy Duplicate copy Triplicate copy Quadruplicate copy

- Licensee - OMA and MFARMC - Office of the Municipal Treasurer - Fishery Law Enforcement Team

B. For stationary structures 1) Follow the procedures and comply the requirements prescribed in Numbers 1-7 above; 2) The technical personnel of OMA shall guide the licensee to the designated zone or demarcated fishery area where such stationary structure should be established. C. For the Operation of Fish Processing Establishment 1) Secure a Certificate of Clearance/Residency from the barangay where the applicants permanently resides; 2) Secure endorsement from the Barangay FARMC consideration of the fishing licenses application, specifying among others the eligibility of the plant to be licensed; 3) Secure from the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist a Licenses application forms and submit the same to the same office for its evaluation, assessment, and consideration; 4) Personnel of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist who is in-charge in the processing of licenses applications shall advise the applicant to submit a Sanitary Permit; 5) If the proposed fishery establishment was found eligible for licensing, the OMA personnel shall compute for the schedule of licenses fees and other charges prescribed in Section 53-G hereof, and let the applicant pay at the Office of the Municipal Treasurer’s Office and secure an official receipt of the correspond fees paid; 6) The OMA personnel shall only fill-up the Fishery Licenses forms in a quadruplicate copy, when the official receipt for the payment of such fees and other charges has been presented. 7) Have the Licenses approved by the Municipal Mayor, through the recommendation of the Municipal Agriculturist, and when approved, issue the corresponding color-coded plate, and distribute the copies to the following: Original copy Duplicate copy Triplicate copy Quadruplicate copy

- Licensee - OMA/MFARMC - Office of the Municipal Treasurer - Fishery Law Enforcement Team

Section 53 – SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR LICENSE, PERMITS AND FISHERY GRANTS - Notwithstanding other fees and other charges required for the issuance, fishing licenses, permits and fishery grants shall be issued only upon payment of the fees prescribed hereunder: LICENSES FOR: ANNUAL FEES A. Application fee PhP 30.00

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3. Mussel culture (Pagtahongan)…………………………. PhP 0.20/sq. m. 17) Fermented fish (patis) ……………………………………. PhP2.00/bottle 4. Oyster culture (Talabahan)…………………………….. PhP 0.20/sq. m. 18) Crab meat ………………………………………………….. PhP0.20/kg 5.Fish/Crab Pen (Pagtangkal hin isda o masag)…………PhP 0.20/sq. m. 19) Other kind of fishery product not specified above ……… PhP0.20/kg F. Other Fishing Activities ARTICLE – IX 1. Commercial Gathering of Jellyfish ……………….…… PhP 150.00 FISHERIES AND AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT COUNCILS 2. Commercial Gathering of Shellfish like Carpet shell, Section 59 – CREATION OF FARMCs – FARMC shall be created/orWindow pane shell, Abalone, Oyster ………………….... PhP 200.00 ganized by fisherfolks in all coastal barangays and in the municipal level; provided that the Barangay FARMC shall compose the following: 3. Fry/Juvenile gathering of fish and other species like milkfish, grouper, crabs, etc. ……………………………PhP 250.00 - Brgy. Kagawad, Chairman on Agriculture Committee - Representative from the Private sector 4. Commercial gathering of wild seaweed (Caulerpa) ……... PhP 150.00 - At least eleven (11) fisher folks (which include the youth and women sector) 5. Commercial gathering of sea cucumber (Balat) …………….. PhP250.00 Provided further, that the Municipal FARMC shall compose the following: 6. Fish/Fishery Products Trading/Dealer (Alpor)……………….. PhP500.00 - SB Chairman, Committee on Agriculture and Fisheries G. Operation of Fish Processing Plants and Establishments - Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator - Municipal Agricultural Officer 1. Jellyfish processing (Budolan) ……………………………….. PhP500.00 - Representative of the Municipal Development Council 2. Fish Drying Plant (Bularan) …………………………………… PhP500.00 - Representative from the private sector 3. Fish Salting Plant (Budohan) …………………………………. PhP500.00 - Representative from the accredited Non-governmental Organization 4. Fish Smoking Plant (Tapahan) ……………………………….. PhP500.00 - At least (11) fisher folks, of whom seven (7) come from BFARMC Chair5. Fish fermentation Plant (Patisan) ……………………………. PhP750.00 men of municipal fisher folks, three (3) from Commercial fishers, and one (1) from the fish worker, youth or women sectors. H. Fishing boat of 3.0 GT or less Section 60 – APPOINTMENT AND TERM OF OFFICE OF MUNICIPAL 1. Non-motorized boats …………………………………………….. PhP 50.00 FARMC MEMBERS – Municipal FARMC members who are in the govern2. Powered by 5HP or below ………………………………………. PhP 75.00 ment service shall be appointed by the Municipal Mayor, while MFARMC 3. Powered by 6-16HP ………………………………………………PhP 100.00 members who are not in the government service shall be elected by and Powered by more than 16HP ……………………………………PhP 200.00 among the fisherfolks after they have been nominated and recommended by their respective association/ cooperative in this municipality. Members shall The above schedule of licenses fees, permits and other related charges serve the council for a term of office of three-years. are imposable during the first year of effectivity of this Ordinance; provided that amendments to the above schedule of fees shall be done only after conSection 61 – FUNCTIONS OF FARMC – It shall be the function and sultation with Municipal FARMC; provided however, that the schedule of fees responsibility of the FARMCs to: above shall depend on rates determined by this municipality. a) Formulate, proposed and submit to Barangay/Municipal DevelopSection 54 – PROCEDURE FOR AMENDMENT OF SCHEDULE OF ment Council a Barangay/Municipal Fisheries and Aquatic Resources DevelFEES FOR LICENSE, PERMITS AND FISHERY GRANTS – One year after opment Plan for its integration in the over-all Municipal Development Plan; this Ordinance has took effect and every year thereafter, the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist in consultation with the Barangay and Municipal FARMCs b) Formulate and propose Ordinances and resolutions for fisheries shall evaluate the Schedule of Fees, rentals and other charges provided in resources management and conservation measures and submit the same to Section 53 and 58 hereof and make recommendations whether the same shall Sangguniang Bayan for consideration; be maintained or amended. Such recommendation shall be made to the Agriculture Committee of the Sanggunian and if accepted, the said committee c) Assist law enforcement agencies in the enforcement of fishery shall request the Sanggunian to pass an Ordinance approving the new Schedlaws, rules and this Ordinance in coordination with local PNP; ule of Fees. The new fees may be collected by the Office of the Municipal Treasurer upon endorsement by the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist at the d) Evaluate and endorse application for fishing licenses, permits and beginning of next fiscal year subsequent to their approval. fishery grants; e) Monitor and gather data in fish landing points as a basis for the Section 55 – SUBMISSION OF MONTHLY FISH CAUGHT AND/OR formulation of management plans and policies; PRODUCTION REPORT – Every fisher folk licensed in this municipality shall be required to submit a monthly fish caught report or production report for f) Formulate a comprehensive rehabilitation plan and conservation fisherfolk operating fishing boat and gears for fisher folk operating mariculture, of municipal waters and its aquatic resources; aquaculture, and/or fish processing projects within the territorial jurisdiction of the municipality. Such reports shall be submitted to the Office of the Municipal g) Assist in the establishment of fishing zones and demarcated arAgriculturist, which will serve as baseline information in the resource, project eas; and program planning; provided, that fisher folk who failed to submit such required report shall be penalized under this Ordinance. h) Conduct the registration of fisher folks; ARTICLE – VII TRANSPORT OF FISH AND OTHER FISHERY/AQUATIC PRODUCTS Section 56 – TRANSPORT OF FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS – It shall be unlawful for any person as defined in this Ordinance, to transport fish and other fishery/aquatic products derived from the territorial jurisdiction of this municipality to domestic markets without first securing the necessary permit to transport or Auxiliary Invoice and paying the corresponding fees and other charges thereon; provided; that no auxiliary invoice shall be required for fish caught from fishing operations and fish being to other places for home consumption; provided however, that the auxiliary invoice issued by this municipality should not be construed as a permit to transport illegally caught fish and other fishery/aquatic products and species not allowed under existing laws. Section 57 – PROCEDURE IN THE ISSUANCE OF AUXILIARY INVOICE – The herein procedure shall be strictly followed in the issuance of Permit to Transport fish and other fishery/aquatic product: 1) The owner of the fish and/or fishery/aquatic products shall approach the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist (OMA) where such product should be declared; 2) Personnel of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist shall conduct inspection/validation on the volume and kind of fishery product to which an Auxiliary is being secured; 3) The owner of the fish and/or fishery/aquatic products shall approach the fisheries quarantine personnel for the inspection as to the safety of the said product for public consumption; 4) OMA personnel shall then compute the necessary fisheries fee and require its payment with the Office of the Municipal Treasurer;

B. Individual Fisheries License b.1 Municipal Fisher’s License ………………………… PhP 50.00 4) The OMA shall issue the Auxiliary Invoice only when the Official b.2 Mariculture Operator’s License …………………… PhP 250.00 Receipt for the payment of fisheries fee required is presented. b.3 Aquaculture Operator’s License ………………… PhP 300.00 C. Operation of Fishing gears/nets Section 58 – SCHEDULE OF FEES FOR THE TRANSPORT OF FISH AND OTHER FISHERY/AQUATIC PRODUCTS – Hereunder is the schedule 1. Hook and line (Pankawil) ………………………………... PhP 50.00 of fisheries fee that shall be required for the transport of fish and/or fishery/ 2. Multiple hand line (Paundak o Hiros-hiros) …………… PhP 50.00 aquatic products: 3. Long line (Kitang) ……………………………………….. PhP 100.00 4. Fish/Squid Pot (Bobo) …………………………………… PhP 10.00/unit Kind of Fishery Product Fisheries Fee 5. Crab Pot (Timing o Panggal) …………………………… PhP 2.00/unit 6. Crab Lift net (Bintol) …………………………………….. PhP 1.00/unit 1) Preserved fish (iced, frozen, dried, smoked or salted) …. PhP0.05/kg 7. Bottom set gill net (Palubog) …………………………… PhP 200.00 2) Shrimp (iced or frozen) …………………………………….. PhP0.20/kg 8. Spear fishing (Pamana) ………………………………… PhP 50.00 3) Blue crabs and Squid (iced) ………………………………. PhP0.15/kg 9. Sardine gill net (Largareti) ……………………………… PhP 200.00 4) Prawn (iced or frozen) ……………………………………… PhP0.50/kg 10. Drift gill net (Palutaw o Paanod) ……………………… PhP 200.00 5) Dried Squid ………………………………………………….. PhP1.00/kg 11. Encircling gill net (Baranggayan) …………………….. PhP 500.00 6) Dried shrimp ……………………………….………………… PhP0.20/kg 12. Baby ring net (Ligkop, Tambog) ……………………… PhP 1,500.00 7) Fresh Mud crab ……………………………………………… PhP0.50/kg 13. Deep-water fish corral (Paugmad) …………………… PhP 400.00 8) Fresh mussel, oyster and other shellfish ………………… PhP 5.00/sack 15. Troll line (Sibid-sibid) ………………………………….. PhP 100.00 9) Preserved mussel meat ……………………………………. P0.20/kg 16. Squid jigger (Pag-sanit o Pan-noos)………………… PhP 150.00 10) Fresh Lato …………………………………………………. PhP 5.00/big basket D. Use of Fishing accessories: 11) Fresh Seaweed (Goso) …………………………………… PhP0.10/kg Dried Seaweed …………………………………………… PhP0.15/kg 1. Pressure lamps (Petromax)……………………………. PhP 50.00/unit 12) Dried Sea cucumber (balat) …………….……………….. PhP5.00/kg 2. Fish Shelter (Arong)…………………………………… PhP 100.00/unit 13) Dried Seahorse ………………………………………… PhP15.00+PhP1/kg or fraction thereof E. Mariculture activites 14) Fish/Shrimp fry ………………………………………….PhP20.00/Thousand 15) Preserved jelly fish (budol) ………………………………. PhP0.20/kg 1. Seaweed culture (Paggoso-an)………………………… PhP 0.20/sq. m. 16) Empty shells ……………………………………………….. PhP0.10/kg 2. Fish cages (Pag-hawla hin isda)………………………..PhP 1.00/sq. m.

i) Promote ancillary economic activities, including cooperative marketing and socio-economic services; j)

Assist in the conduct of studies and researches, and

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Maintain a Registry of Municipal Fisher folks

Section 62 – APPROPRIATION FOR MFARMC OPERATIONS – An amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P150,000.00), which shall be incorporated in the annual budget allocation of the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist shall be appropriated for Municipal FARMC operations in carrying out its functions enumerated in Section 61 hereof. The Office of the Municipal Agriculturist of Zumarraga, Samar in coordination with the MFARMC, shall prepare an annual program of activities for such budget. ARTICLE – X PROHIBITIONS AND PENALTIES Section 63 – FISHING THROUGH THE USE EXPLOSIVES, NOXIOUS AND POISONOUS SUBSTANCES AND/OR ELECTRICITY – It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in this Ordinance, to take or gather, or cause to be caught, taken or gathered fish of any fishery species in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar with the use of electricity, explosives, noxious and poisonous substances such as sodium cyanide which will kill, stupefy, disable or render unconscious to fish or fishery species, except, for research, education and scientific purposes with permit issued by this municipality. It will likewise be so unlawful for any person, as defined in this Ordinance, to possess, deal in, selling in any manner fish which have been illegally caught, taken or gathered. The discovery of dynamite, other explosives and chemical compounds that contain combustible elements, or noxious/ poisonous substances, or equipment or device for electric fishing in any fishing boat or in the possession of any fisher folk, operator, fishing boat official or fish worker shall constitute a prima facie evidence that the same was used for fishing in violation of this Ordinance as follows: Mere possession of explosive, noxious/poisonous substances or electric fishing device for illegal fishing shall be punishable by imprisonment ranging from six (6) months to two (2) years; The actual use of explosive, noxious/poisonous substances or electrofishing devices for illegal fishing shall be subjected to penalties pursuant to Section 88 of Republic Act No. 8550 without prejudice to the filing of separate criminal cases when the use of the same result to physical injury or loss of human life; Dealing in, selling or any manner of disposing for profit, illegally gathered/ caught fishery species shall be punished by imprisonment ranging from six (6) months to two (2) years; In all cases enumerated above, the explosives, noxious/poisonous substances and electric device, as well as the fishing boat, fishing equipment and catch shall be confiscated and forfeited in favor of the municipality. Section 64 – AQUATIC POLLUTION – Aquatic pollution as defined in this Ordinance, shall be unlawful. Violation on the provision of this Section shall be punished by imprisonment of two (2) years or a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender plus an additional fine of One Thousand Pesos (PhP1,000.00) per day per offender until such violation ceases and the fine are paid. Section 65 – BAN ON CORAL EXPLOITATION AND/OR EXTRACTION – It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in this Ordinance, to


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collect, gather, sell and possess ordinary, precious and semi-precious corals whether raw or in processed form in the municipal jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar; provided, that coral exploitation and/or extraction may be allowed only for educational, scientific and research purposes, but, must have prior permission from the Local Chief Executive. Any person found violating this provision shall be punished by imprisonment of two (2) years; fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per violator and confiscation or forfeiture of the subject corals, including the boats and/or vessels and paraphernalia. Section 66 – BAN ON THE CATCHING, GATHERING, TAKING OF RARE, THREATENED OR ENDANGERED SPECIES – It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in this Ordinance, to take, gather, and catch rare, threatened or endangered fishery species in the municipal jurisdiction of Zumarraga, Samar. Any person found violating this provision shall be punished by imprisonment from twelve (12) months to two (2) years or a fine from Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender, or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court, and confiscation or forfeiture of the subject fishery species. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender. Section 67 – BAN ON THE USE OF SUPERLIGHT IN MUNICIPAL WATERS – It shall be unlawful for any person as defined in this Ordinance, to use super light during fishing operation in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar. A fishing boat found to have used super lights during fishing operation, the boat captain, master fisherman, and crew members including the owner/ operator who committed the above prohibited act shall be subjected to a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per crew member, confiscation of the catch and super lights bulbs, and impoundment of fishing boat and gear used. Section 68 – BAN ON MURO-AMI OR LINTIG OTHER METHODS AND GEARS DESTRUCTIVE TO CORAL REEFS AND OTHER MARINE HABITAT - It shall be unlawful for any person, as defined in this Ordinance, to fish with gear and methods that destroys coral reefs, sea grass beds, and other fishery marine life habitat as may be determined by the Municipal Agriculture Office. “Muro-ami” locally called “Lintig” and any of its variation, and such similar gear and method that require diving, other physical or mechanical acts or catching by pounding the coral reefs and other habitat to entrap or catch and other two fishery species are also prohibited. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender. The operator, boat captain or master fisherman, and recruiter or organizer and fish workers who violated this provision shall suffer a penalty of one (1) month to six (6) months imprisonment and a fine of not less than Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per qualified violator or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. The catch and gear used shall be confiscated and forfeited in favor of the government. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2, 500.00) per offender. Section 69 – BAN ON THE CATCHING, GATHERING, TAKING, POSSESS AND DEALING IN OF SABALO AND OTHER BREEDERS/SPAWNERS - It shall be unlawful for any person to catch, gather, capture, or possess matured milkfish or “sabalo” and such other breeders of other fishery species as determined by the Municipal Agriculture Office; provided, that catching of sabalo and other breeders for local breeding purposes or for scientific and/or research purposes may be allowed subject to the guidelines to be promulgated by the Municipal Agriculture Office. Any person violating this provision shall be subjected to a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) and confiscation of the catch or one (1) month imprisonment or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender. Section 70 – BANNING THE USE OF ACTIVE GEAR IN THE MUNICIPAL WATERS AND BAYS AND OTHER FISHERY MANAGEMENT AREAS – It shall be unlawful to engage in fishing in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar using any kind of active fishing gears explicitly enumerated in Section 18 hereof. Each of the owner, boat captain or master fisherman and each fishing crews of the fishing vessel who violated the above prohibition shall be fined an amount Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per individual, confiscation and forfeiture of the fish catch and active fishing gear used or an imprisonment from two (2) to six (6) months at the discretion of the court.. If the owner/operator is a partnership the penalty shall be imposed on the managing partner. If the owner/operator is a corporation the penalty shall be imposed on the chief executive officer of the corporation. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender. Section 71 – OBSTRUCTION TO NAVIGATION - It shall be unlawful to any person as defined in this Ordinance, to construct, establish and/or erect any stationary structure in designated navigational lanes as it impairs, hinders and obstructs the safe navigation of all sea crafts and may cause damage and/or loss of human life. Every fisherfolk found violating this provision shall be punished by imprisonment from two (2) to six (6) months or a fine of not exceeding Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. The violator shall be obliged for the immediate demolition of the permanent structures posing as obstruction to designated navigational lanes. Section 72 – OBSTRUCTION OF DEFINED MIGRATION PATHS - It shall be unlawful to any person as defined in this Ordinance, to construct, establish and/or erect any stationary structures that may obstruct any defined migration paths of anadromous, catadromous and other migratory species in areas, but not limited to river mouths and estuaries. Violators of this section shall be penalized by imprisonment from two (2) to six (6) months or a fine of not exceeding Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. The violator shall be obliged for the immediate demolition of the permanent structures posing as obstruction to the migration paths of migratory species.

ORDINANCE Section 73 – CONVERSION OF MANGROVES INTO FISHPOND AND OTHER PURPOSES – It shall be unlawful for any person to convert mangroves into fishponds or any other purposes. Violators of this section shall be subjected to an imprisonment of six (6) months or a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00); provided, that if the area requires rehabilitation and restoration as determined by the court, the offender shall be required to restore or compensate for the restoration of the damage. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (P2, 500.00) per offender. Section 74 – GATHERING, SELLING AND EXPORTING OF WHITE SAND, SILICA, PEBBLES AND OTHER SUBSTANCES – It shall be unlawful for any person to gather, sell and export white sand, silica, pebbles and other substances, which make up any marine habitat. Any person or corporation who violated this provision shall suffer a penalty of two (2) to six (6) months imprisonment and a fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) and confiscation of the item or both such fine and imprisonment at the discretion of the court. The substance taken form its marine habitat shall be confiscated. Provided, that the Local Chief Executive can impose an administrative fine of Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00) per offender. Section 75 – OTHER VIOLATIONS - The following fisheries activities shall be construed as violation to this Ordinance: 1) Failure to submit monthly fish caught or production report – The licensee or grantee of a fishing privilege within the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar who fails to submit his/her consolidated fish caught/ production report shall be subjected to the following penalties:

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 and aquatic resources: Provided, however, That the municipal government, in consultation with the Municipal FARMC shall establish mechanisms and guidelines for coastal and aquatic resource monitoring, water quality monitoring and surveillance: Provided, further, That such mechanisms and guidelines shall be subjected to periodic review by the municipal government, in consultation with the Municipal FARMC. Section 80 – ENFORCEMENT OF THIS ORDINANCE – This Ordinance shall be enforced by the duly constituted authorities of the Fishery Law Enforcement Team composed of the local PNP, personnel of the Municipal Fishery Management and Licensing Unit and Fish Wardens duly deputized by the Local Chief Executive of this municipality. Seaborne patrol operations for the enforcement of this Ordinance must be performed by the composite team of the personnel of the Municipal Fishery Management and Licensing Unit, Fish Wardens and Municipal PNP personnel. Section 81 – DISPOSITION OF CONFISCATED AND/OR FORFEITED FISH CATCH, FISHING GEAR AND PARAPHERNALIA FOR VIOLATING SOME PROVISION OF THIS ORDINANCE – The municipal government through the Local Chief Executive or his/her authorized representative shall disposed in any manner the confiscated and/or forfeited fish catch for violating the Sections 22 to 23, 25, 29 to 31, 63, 65 to 70 and 74 of this Ordinance; provided, that the fish catch confiscated and/or forfeited for violating paragraph 4 and 5 of Section 63 hereof shall be properly disposed to charitable institutions; provided further; that except from the latter violation, the municipality shall have the option to sell confiscated/forfeited fish catch. Proceeds of the sales shall be deposited in the municipal treasury as trust fund. Section 82 – INCENTIVES FOR FISHERY LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM – For effective enforcement of this Ordinance, fifty percent (50%) of the total monthly proceeds from fines and penalties shall automatically be given to the members of the Fishery Law Enforcement Team (FLET) as their incentive for their effort to protect the municipal waters from illegal and destructive fishing activities.

a) First Offense – a fine of Fifty Pesos (PhP50.00) per unreported month;

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b) Second Offense – a fine of One Hundred Pesos (PhP100.00) per unreported month; and c) Third Offense – Cancellation or denial for the renewal of license, permit or grant. 2) Obstruction to Fishery Law Enforcement Officer – The owner, master or operator of any fishing boat, whether licensed or not, who obstructs or hinders, or cause to be obstructed or hindered, any fishery law enforcement officer to perform or discharge his duties shall be fined an amount of not exceeding Two Thousand Five Hundred Pesos (PhP2,500.00). In addition, the license of the fishing boat may also be cancelled at the discretion of the Local Chief Executive. ARTICLE - XI IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT Section 76 – CREATION OF MUNICIPAL FISHERY MANAGEMENT AND LICENSING UNIT – For effective municipal revenue collection of fishing license fees and other charges, surcharges and penalties on the utilization of the municipal fishery/aquatic resource, a Municipal Fishery Management and Licensing Unit is hereby created in the Municipal Agriculture Office whose functions are to: 1) To undertake the processing and validation of application for fishery licenses, permits and grants; 2) Formulate the Municipal Coastal Resources Management Plan in consultation with MFARMC, BFAR and Provincial Fishery Management Unit of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. 3) Formulate measures for the approval of the Municipal Mayor and the Sangguniang Bayan, as the case may be, to ensure the delivery of basic services and provision for adequate facilities relative to coastal and fishery resource management; 4) Develop plans and strategies upon the approval thereof by the Municipal Mayor and the Sangguniang Bayan, as the case may be, implement the same, particularly those which have to do with coastal resource management and fisheries programs and projects; 5) Extend technical assistance to and ensure equitable access to municipal coastal and fisheries resources of municipal fisherfolk in the context of sustainable management and use of coastal and fisheries resources; 6) Enforce laws, administrative orders, rules and regulations, and ordinances relating to coastal resources and fisheries management;

GENERAL PROVISION Section 83 – MANDATORY REVIEW – Three (3) years after the approval of this Ordinance, the Sangguniang Bayan in collaboration with the Municipal FARMC shall undertake its mandatory review or as it may deem necessary, to ensure that coastal and fisheries policies and guidelines remain responsive to the changing circumstances. ARTICLE - XIII TRANSITORY PROVISIONS Section 84 – SECURING OF FISHERY LICENSES/PERMITS – Sixty (60) days after the approval of this Ordinance, all fisherfolks, operators of fishing boats and other fishery related activities shall have been able to secure the necessary licenses/permits for them to engage in any eligible fishery activity within the territorial jurisdiction of this municipality. ARTICLE - XIV FINAL PROVISIONS Section 85 – APPROPRIATION – The amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (PhP150,000.00) shall be allocated to effectively carry out the provisions of this Ordinance during the first year of its implementation. The budget for the succeeding years shall not be less than the amount of the prior year’s appropriation, which shall be submitted by the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist for consideration and inclusion in the Annual Investment Plan. Section 86 – REPEALING CLAUSE – All previous ordinances, executive orders, rules and regulations or parts thereof, which are inconsistent with this Ordinance and Republic Act No. 8550 are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. Section 87 – SEPARABILITY CLAUSE – If, for any reason or reasons, any part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or otherwise invalid, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and effect. Section 88 – EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE – This Ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after a copy hereof is posted in a bulletin board at the entrance of and in at least two (2) other conspicuous places of the municipal building and published in a newspaper of general circulation. CONCURRED: March 11, 2013

7) Coordinate with government agencies, non-governmental organizations and people’s organizations that seek to promote sustainable management of coastal and fisheries resources;

HON. ARVIN A. DACUT SB Member

HON. HERMINIO BENITO N. ASTORGA SB Member

8) Be in the frontline of the delivery of basic services, particularly those needed for the survival of the inhabitants during and in the aftermath of man-made and natural disasters and calamities;

HON. ANALYN M. OJEDA SB Member

HON. CARLITO L. VERZOSA SB Member

9) Recommend to the Sangguniang Bayan and advice the Municipal Mayor, as the case may be, on all other matters related to coastal and fisheries resources to ensure the improvement of livelihood and living conditions of the inhabitants.

HON. ROMULO H. DOSAL, SR. SB Member

HON. LILIA A. LUBAO SB Member

HON. NARCISA R. ARAZA SB Member

HON. EDESIO O. VERSOZA SB Member

10) Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as may be prescribed by law, rules and regulations, and ordinances, or as assigned by the Municipal Mayor. Section 77 – ORGANIZATION OF MUNICIPAL FISHERY LAW ENFORCEMENT TEAM - The Fishery Law Enforcement Team (FLET) of this municipality is hereby organized to be composed of Deputy Fish Wardens, the personnel of Municipal Fishery Management and Licensing Unit of the Municipal Agriculture Office and local PNP personnel. They shall be responsible for the enforcement of this Ordinance and other fishery laws applicable in the municipal waters of Zumarraga, Samar. Section 78 – DEPUTATION OF FISH WARDENS – Fisherfolks and members of fisherfolks organization/cooperatives and or association may, in writing be appointed by the Local Chief Executive as Deputy Fish Wardens of this municipality, through the recommendation of the Municipal Agriculturist, only after having undergone a training conducted by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources or by other competent agency. Section 79 – MONITORING, CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT – The municipal government, in consultation with the MFARMC and other agencies and institutions, shall establish an effective mechanisms and guidelines for monitoring, control and enforcement to ensure compliance with policies, programs and projects on conservation, protection and management of coastal

HON. CARLOS M. OJEDA ABC President/Ex-Officio Member

HON. JANILLE V. VILLAFLOR SK Federation President

ATTESTED BY: HON. MANUEL I. VERSOZA II Municipal Vice Mayor / Presiding Officer CERTIFIED CORRECT : MELCHOR A. ALCALA SB Secretary APPROVED: HON. MYRNA OJEDA TAN Municipal Mayor

LSDE: March 13, 20 & 27, 2013


Wednesday, 13 March 2013 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Venancio Malazarte and Estela T. Malazarte extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land, described as: Parcel 1, Cad. Lot No. 2924, situated in the Brgy. Bonoy, Matag-ob, Leyte containing an area of 110 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26005-00065; Parcel II, situated in the Barangay San Sebastian, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 27,209 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26018-00064; Parcel III, Cad. Lot No. 294, situated in the Brgy. Riverside (Pob.) Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 267 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26002-00084; Parcel IV, Cad. Lot No. 337, situated in the Brgy. Riverside (Pob.) Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 261 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26002-00086; Parcel V, Cad. Lot No. 31, situated in the Brgy. Riverside (Pob.) Matag-ob, Leyte, containign an area of 31 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26002-0008; Parcel VI, Cad. Lot No. 2706, situated in the Brgy. Naulayan, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 123 squre meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26015-00055, Parcel VIII, Cad. Lot No. 27291, situated in the Brgy. Naulayan, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 899 square meters, more or less, coveerd by Tax Dec. No. 0526015-00056, Parcel IX, Cad. Lot No. 3181, situated in the Brgy. San Vicente, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an aera of 108,424 square meters, more or less, coveerd by Tax Dec. No. 05-26019-000116; Parcel X, Cad. Lot No. 2824, situated in the Brgy. Bonoy, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 13,031 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26005-000144; Parcel XI, Cad. Lot No. 223-P, situated in the Brgy. Talisay, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 0.568509 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26001-000192; Parcel XII, Cad. Lot No. 228-P, situated in the Brgy. Talisay, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 3,370 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26001-000186; Parcel XVI, Cad. Lot No. 2028-P, situated in the Brgy. Mansahon, Matab-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 6,753 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-26001-000116; per Doc. No. 345, Page No. 69, Book No. XCIII, Series of 2010 of Noary Public Atty. Nicolas S. Maglasang. LSDE: February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013

NOTICES DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Emelia Chuca extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Guindapunan, Palo, Leyte, Lot No. 10652, containing an area of 427 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-30-0023-00752; per Doc. No. 011, Page No. 4, Book No. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Eric T. de Veyra. LSDE: March 13, 20 & 27 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Apolonio Piedad extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Opong, Tolosa, Leyte covered by Tax Dec. No. 00396 under Lot No. 2245 with an area of 1,023.91 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Purificacion O. Cinco as vendee for a portion of 768 square meters from the above-described parcel, per Doc. no. 28, Page No. 31, Book No. 1, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Peregrin_____. LSDE: February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Lelita Ramos Fabella extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot 1, Block 1, situated in Brgy. Utap, City of Tacloban, Leyte, covered by T.C..T No. T-5910, containing an area of 170 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Gerardo P. Catindoy married to Liberty L. Catindoy as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 302, Page No. 25, Book No. III,S eries of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ambrosio B. Lacaba, Jr. LSDE: March 13, 20 & 27 2013

DEED OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Trinidad T. Corres heirs of the late Urbano M. Corres and Maria Tuang Corres executed a Deed of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, situated at Liung, Julita, Leyte, bearing O.C.T. No. 0-207, designated as Lot No. 4778, containing an area of 2,351 square meters, more or less and assessed at P120.00. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Consorcio Tuang Corres and Meriam L. Corres as vendee for the above-described property together with all the improvements found thereon, per Doc. No. 28, Page No. 60, Book No. XV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Ignacio C. Miniano. LSDE: February 27, March 6 & 13, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION

NOTICE is hereby given that Pedro Macababat heir of late Priscila de la Cruz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land, her conjugal share situated at Brgy. Tagak, Carigara, Leyte described as: Parcel 1, Cad Lot No. 821-A, with OCT No. P-37058, with an area of 871 square meters; Parcel 2, Lot No. 821-Rem., under Tax Dec. No. 14558, containing an area of 240 square meters, more or less and assessed at P4,320.00; per Doc. no. 409, Page No. 136, Book No. XI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edgar J. Tonolete. LSDE: March 6, 13 & 20, 2013

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AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION

NOTICE is hereby given that Lorenzo Udtuhan heir of late Purisima Udtohan-Co executed an affidavit of Adjudication over a parcel of land Lot No. 4945, Case 14, CAD 505 located at Municipality of Tanauna, Leyte, measuring an area of 4,664 square meters; per Doc. no. 66, Page No. 14, Book No. LV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin Y. Chua. LSDE: March 6, 13 & 20, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF SHARE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Teotimo D. Borja extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel ofland, situated at Brgy. Sto. Domingo, Dagami, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 4000, Case 8, Cad. 503-D, covered by C.T. No. P54861, under Tax Dec. No. 12058-00157 R13, assessed value of P6,730.00, containign an area of 20,713 square meters, more or less. That heirs hereby waive their rights, interest and participation in the above-described parcel in favor of Angeles R. Borja; per Doc. No. 231, Page No. 46, Book No. LVI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin Y. Chua. LSDE: March 6, 13 & 20, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Monico Tan extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a one-fifth (1/5) share of a parcel of land, Lot No. 565, with improvements thereon, situated at Bo. of Mercedes, Municipality of Catbalogan, containing an area of 13,317 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. 1433; per Doc. No. 81, Page No. 17, Book No. LXII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Reginald C. Borge. LSDE: March 6, 13 & 20, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Alejandro Salinas heir of late Sps. Tomas Salinas & Marcela Ibañez executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, located at Brgy. Candogue, Daram, Samar, under ARP No. 05-021-00005, PIN No. 036-05-021-01-003 containing an area of 0-19-01 hectares, assessed at P2,000.00; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Jimmy R. Salinas as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 168, Page No. 35, Book No. 151, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Medino L. Acuba. LSDE: March 6, 13 & 20, 2013


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Yaokasin gives assurance to continue helping city residents in their livelihood, education TACLOBAN CITY – Being adjudged as one of the most outstanding councilors of the country, Councilor Jerry “Sambo” Yaokasin assured to continue helping the city residents in education and livelihood aspect. Councilor Yaokasin recently received the most prestigious award given by the Philippine Councilor’s League and the Philippine Jaycees, Inc. (JCI), being the most outstanding councilor of the country, in the city category. The last termer councilor recieved a trophy and a cash incentive that amounted to P1.5 million. “The P1.5 million cash incentive that was given to us would go directly to our education and livelihood programs.

The amount given to us came from Senator Edgardo Angara and Aurora Representative Sonny Angara,” he said. Yaokasin explained that he is not yet certain as to the particular education and livelihood program that should be given support through the cash incentive he recieved. “We will continue providing support to our education sector for we know that it is the only way for an individual to escape from poverty. Having been given the best education by my parents, we also make sure that we would be helping the Taclobanons acquired necessary education for them. If people in our city are educated, then the city would be progressive,” he said. Yaokasin, who is

running for vice mayor of this city, already donated school buildings to some public schools here, which is a tribute to his father Henry Yaokasin. The councilor further said that in his three terms being a legislator of the city, ordinances related to education had been crafted by him and eventually approved by the city council. “We have crafted ordinance on the city scholarship. We also provide the National Achievement Test (NAT) incentive award, which Marasbaras Elementary received last 2008. We also pushes on providing Brigada Eskela Fund to every school in the city as well as we increases the monthly allowance of the teachers,” Yaokasin said. (REY GERILLA

Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez with the proprietor of the newly inaugurated Gulf Petroleum Gasoline Station. Gulf is located at Barangay 92-Apitong, Tacloban City. (EDEN BENUSA-REYES/ Tacloban Special Advocacy Team)

Gulf Petroleum opens Tacloban station

Gulf Petroleum Oil Philippines on Friday joined other oil companies in Tacloban by opening its 22nd gasoline station at Barangay 92- Apitong, this City. Councilor Cris-

GRADO)

Police happy of public cooperation in ongoing gun ban implementation TACLOBAN CITY - The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) is very happy for the cooperation of the

community in the ongoing implementation of gun ban within Eastern Visayas. PRO-8 Regional In-

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province: Eastern Samar Municipality of San Policarpo

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0011-2013

March 11, 2013

In compliance with publication requiremen and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172). Notice is hereby serve to the public that ISIDORO B. AGUIRRE has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in sex from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of SAMLEY CLYDE N. AGUIRRE who was born on December 14, 2000 at San Policarpo, Eastern Samar and whose parents are ISIDORO B. AGUIRRE and NANCY NOROMOR. Any person claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition within ten (1) calendar days with this Office.

LSDE: March 13 & 20, 2013

(Sgd.) MARVIN O. MORALLOS Municipal Civil Registrar

formation Officer Chief Inspector Eufronio Obong said that they had observed that most constituents in our region obey all rules regarding the implementation of gun ban. He also said that the cooperation of the community in the implementation of gun ban have resulted to a small number of violators which has been apprehended by conducting checkpoint in various areas. “The cooperation of the community in the implementation of gun ban will help a lot in achieving a clean, fair and peaceful election this coming May 13,” Obong said. To minimize crimes in our region in the upcoming election, the PNP will continue their strong partnership with the community in the implementation of gun ban in order to attract more support and cooperation from the public. (RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS)

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tina G. Romualdez thanked its owner –the Villavicer family-for investing in the city. During its inauguration, the Villavicer family invited the motoring public to check out their kind of prod-

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City -oOoOFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG FUND) TACLOBAN Mortgagee, -versusDOMINADOR M. TAN Mortgagor, EJF CASE NO. R-ORM-13-00002-FC FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED BY 4118 x- - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE

Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 as amended by 4118 filed by HDMF (PAG-IBIG FUND) TACLOBAN, mortgagee, against DOMINADOR M. TAN, mortagor, of 30 DE DECIEMBRE ST. Baybay (Leyte) City, alleging violation on the LOAN and MORTGAGE AGREEMENT which was registered at the Registry of Deeds of Ormoc City on December 11, 2012. To satisfy the mortgage of indebtedness which as of December 09, 2002 amounts to THREE HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE PESOS & 14/100

ucts and services. Also they expressed confidence that many drivers will choose their gas station due to its strategic location in the city. (EDEN BENUSAREYES)

(P348,725.14) inclusive of interest and penalty charges. The undersigned Sheriff under the direct supervision of the Clerk of Court and ExOfficio Sheriff of the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Ormoc City will sell at PUBLIC AUCTION on MARCH 20,2 013 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning until 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 12, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City to the highest bidder, for CASH or MANAGER’S CHECK AND IN PHILIPPINE CURRENCY, the following real estate property, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE No. 41229 Registry of Deeds of Ormoc City “A parcel of land designated as Lot 25, Block 10 of the subdivision plan, Psd-08008927-D, being a portion of Lot 5343, Ormoc Cadastre, situated in the Brgy. of Salvacion (Now Bagong Buhay), City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Road Lot 8 (Alley 4.00 m. wide); on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 24, Block 10; on the SE., along line 3-4 by Legal Easement 2; and the on SW., along line 4-1 by Lot 26, Block 10 all of this subdivision. Beginning at a point marked “1” on plan, being S. 73 deg. 55’W., 596.72 m. from BLLM No. 40, Cad. 256; thence N. 50 deg. 40’E., 5.00 m. to point 2; thence S. 39 deg. 31’E., 9.92 m. to point 3; thence S. 81 deg. 42’W., 5.80 m. to point 4; thence N. 39 deg. 51’W., 6.93 m. to point of beginning; containing an area of FORTY TWO (42) SQUARE METERS more or less. Registered in the name of

DOMINADOR M. TAN married to Tadima A. Tan.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on March 27, 2013 without further notice. Prospective bidders or buyers are hereby enjoined to investigate for themselves the title and other pertinent documents of the herein above described property and encumbrances thereon, if any there be, at the Registry of Deeds of Ormoc City or at HDMF (PAG-IBIG FUND) TACLOBAN. Ormoc City, Philippines, February 20, 2013. For the Ex-Officio Sheriff:

(Sgd.) JOSE G. SUFICIENCIA, JR. Sheriff IV

Copy furnished: DOMINADOR M. TAN 30 DE DECIEMBRE ST. Baybay (Leyte) City PAULINO C. TALACAY Department Manager III c/o HDMF (PAG-IBIG FUND) TACLOBAN Branch Office Cor. Del Pilar and L. Jaena Sts., Tacloban City ATTY. JOSE N. MAZO, JR. c/o HDMF (PAG-IBIG FUND) TACLOBAN Branch Office Cor. Del Pilar and L. Jaena Sts., Tacloban City WARNING It is absolutely prohibited to remove, deface or destroy this Notice of Sale on or before the date of sale under penalty of law. LSDE: Feb. 27, March 6 & 13, 2013


NOTICES

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0172 Ref. No. VIII-2003-0635 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. FELICIANO REMEDIO-VENDOR ROSALINDA COSTILLAS MONDRAGON-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY FELICIANO REMEDIO-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF ROSALINDA COSTILLASMONDRAGON-VENDEE OF A CPC FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: MAASIN CITY-MACROHON-PADRE BURGOS & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT A FILCAB SERVICE WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS KRISTINA TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 25, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 11th day of March 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0334

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0134

Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

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

MANSUETA ROA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-BAYBAY-MAASIN CITY-LILOAN-SILAGO & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON MARCH 12, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS LABOON EXPRESS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 25, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 12th day of March 2013.

JEFFREY CALISTE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CAPOOCANCARIGARA-TUNGA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON APRIL 14, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE. WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS AMB LINE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 25, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 12th day of March 2013.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-0455 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a SCHOOL TRANSPORT service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1299 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

BENEDICTO NAVARROSA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A SCHOOL TRANSPORT SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM SCHOOL PREMISES OF ST. THERESE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RESDIENCES WITHIN TACLOBAN CITY AND VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JULY 15, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE. WITH PRAYER TOA DOPT TRADE NAME AS, DONNA TRANSPORT SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 26, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the

CATALINA T. PEDONG Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-VALENCIA-SABANG BAO & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPT. 18, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 26, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MEN-

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ers for the attainment of the common good. This will involve acquiring things that are both basic and general, applicable to all, on the one hand, and specific, attuned to the individual’s qualities and capabilities, on the other. And so the basic questions about man, like who and what he is, where he comes from, to where he is supposed to go, etc., should be made clear to them. The various implications of those questions, both in their theoretical and practical aspects as they impact on the different areas and levels of human life, should be taken up. Along with this concern should be the effort to know each student personally, so his or her unique and peculiar qualities can be known and given due consideration in planning for each individual’s formation. In this regard, it is important that each student gets to have a mentor to guide him personally in an atmosphere of friendship and confidence. It’s where

students feel a bit alienated in some areas that anomalies can arise—like misconceptions of basic values that can lead to bad practices, habits and vices later on. The formation in the school should try to cover not only the academic aspect, but also and more importantly, the human and spiritual aspects—like the development of basic virtues like humility, order, sincerity, etc., as well as, interpersonal and social skills, etc. The students should know how to cultivate their spiritual life, their relationship with God which ought to undergird their relationship with others. In the first place, they need to be aware between what is spiritual and what is material, what is eternal and what is temporal, etc., and the many implications these distinctions generate. Thus, they need to learn how to pray and grow in their spiritual life through the study of the right doctrine, recourse of the sacraments, development of virtues and the art of ascetical struggle, so indispensable in our life marked by weakness, temptations, and sin itself.

They have to be taught how to deal with all kinds of situations and circumstances, favorable or not, advantageous or not. They have to learn how to develop convictions based on eternal truths as well as skills in flexibility to dynamic temporal factors and immunity to unavoidable negative elements. These are tough things to achieve, but as long as they are pursued as early as when both teachers and mentors on the one hand, and students on the other are able to undertake and receive such efforts, then we can expect good results. There’s obviously a need on the part of the school officials to monitor the development of the students, especially in the individual and personal level. Obviously the cooperation of parents is a must here. They, after all, are the primary teachers of their children, though they can delegate much of the dirty work to the schools. Thus, the healthy linkage between parents and schools is vital here. That connection has to be nourished in a continuing way.

same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 12th day of March 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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TIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 12th day of March 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of late Roque Llegado extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcels of land, Parcel 1, designated as Lot No. 67, DARADB-ARC Mod-3, situated in Brgy. Bacubac, Basey, Samar, containing an area of 5,650 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. 23842 under Tax Dec. No. ARP No. 2740, P.I.N. 036-02-10-431; Parcel II, Lot 253, situated at Brgy. Bacubac, Basey, Samar, containing an area of 253 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of ALMIDA P. LATIMORE as vendee for the above-named properties; per Doc. No. 487, Page No. 99, Book No. VIII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Leslie Rose G. Adolfo. LSDE: March 13, 20 & 27 2013

Plan International, Inc. Visayas Program Area Tacloban City

INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BID

EXTRAJUDICIAL DEED OF PARTITION

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of late Bernardo Medalla and Vicenta Obispo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land, situated at Brgy. Bagahupi now Brgy. Silang, Babatngon, Leyte described as: Parcel 1, Agricultural land, Lot No. 2, containing an area of 53,263 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. N-2119; Parcel 2, Lot 1, containing an area of 115,016 sq.meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. 2120; Parcel 3, Lot 3, containing an area of 326,572 square meters, more or less, covered by OCT No. N-2121; Parcel 4, Lot No. 4, Plan PSU-116920, containing an area of 187,168 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. 2122; Parcel 5, Lot 5, containing an area of 523,220 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. N-2123; Parcel 6, containing an area of 217,355 square meters, more or less, Lot No. 255, under Tax Dec. No. 2925, per Certified true copy of Atty. Blanche B. Salenas, Clerk of Court. LSDE: March 13, 20 & 27 2013

Leyte Samar Daily Express

1. Plan International Inc. through its Bidding Committee invites contractors registered with and classified by the Philippines Contractors Accreditation Board (PCAB) to apply for eligibility and if found eligible, to bid for the hereunder contracts: a. Name of Project Project Description Location Duration of the Contract

1 unit-2-Classroom School Building Construction of 1unit- 2classroom School Building in Cadian Elementary School Brgy. Cadian, Oras Eastern Samar 60 days

b. Name of Project Project Description Location Duration of the Contract

1 unit- 1Classroom School Building Construction of 1unit-1classroom School Building in Saurong Elementary School Brgy. Saurong, Oras, Eastern Samar 45 days

2. Prospective bidders should possess a valid PCAB License applicable to the contract, have undertaken within the last 3 years, as the contractor, one construction work project similar in nature and have key personnel and equipment (listed in the Eligibility Forms) available for the prosecution of the contract. The Committee will use non-Discretionary pass/fail criteria in the Eligibility Check/Screening as well as the Preliminary Examination of Bids and it will conduct post evaluation of bids. 3. The schedule is as follows: Receipt from prospective bidders of Letter of Intent and issuance of Eligibility Requirements

March 20, 2013 (Wednesday)

Receipt of Eligibility Requirements (original or notarized Certified True Copy)

March 25, 2013 (Monday)

Pre-bidding and issuance of Bid documents

April 3, 2013 (Wednesday)

Opening of Bids

April 8, 2013 (Monday)

4. The Committee will issue to prospective bidders List of Eligibility Requirements at Plan International located at E. Cinco St., Baybay3, Borongan Eastern Samar or at Plan Visayas Support Center located at the 2F Uytingkoc Building, Avenida Veteranos, Tacloban City upon their submission of a Letter of Intent. Prospective bidders shall submit the Eligibility Requirements to the Committee at the said address. They may also obtain the results of the Eligibility Check by the Committee at the same address. 5. The Committee will issue Bidding documents only to bidders declared and informed by the Committee to be eligible for the bidding and upon payment of a non-refundable amount of Php2,500.00 for each project. 6. All Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security in the amount of 5% of the total Bid Price in the form of Manager’s Check/Cashier’s Check or Cash, and must be delivered to the Bidding Committee, Plan International Inc., Eastern Samar Program Unit, E. Cinco St., Baybay 3, Borongan Eastern Samar on or before 1:30pm on April 8, 2013. Bids will be opened at 2:00pm on the aforementioned date, in the presence of bidders’ representatives who chose to attend. 7. Plan International reserves the right to accept or reject any bids and to cancel the bidding at any time prior to award of the contract, without thereby incurring any liability to the affected bidder or bidders or any obligations to inform the affected bidders of the reasons for employer’s action.

(Sgd.) MA. CECILIA C. CAMPOMANES Bidding Committee Chairperson


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NEWS

Villar seeks dialogue with PNA, other nursing groups on health care reform agenda

Tomeco prepares for Holy Week observance TACLOBAN CITY – A few weeks from now is the observance of the annual Holy Week, which is observed by thousands of devotees around the country. In line with this, the Traffic Operations Management Enforcement and Control Office (Tomeco) will provide traffic assistance center in three areas here in Tacloban. “Our office will provide traffic assistance centers in different areas here, such as in Naga-naga, Angelicum junction, and in Boy Scout Rotonda (CocaCola junction),” Tomeco information officer, Jobs Lagutan, said. These centers were designed to answer all the concerns of the riding public. Meanwhile, on the first day of the Holy Week or Palm Sunday, Tomeco will concentrate on the activities at the Sto. Nino Church, where they are expecting a big crowd during the blessing of palm at the Rizal Park. “Aside from Rizal Park, we will provide traffic assistance also at the Sacred Heart Parish, Marasbaras, Fatima, San Jose, and also here in the terminal,” he added. Likewise, a traffic assistance center will also

be provided for the passenger during Maundy Thursday where there is a standby patrol in the evening. He, however, said that their office also lacks the number of traffic enforcers who will be employed on the holy days. “We will maximize all our efforts to provide the best services that the rider deserves even if we lack enforcers,” he said. If devotees will focus on the different events during the holiday season, Lagutan said that they are offering their job for all the sacrifices that the savior has done for his people. “In Tomeco, we would rather think this operation as a sacrifice for our savior although we know that this is not enough,” he said. On the other hand, Lagutan admitted that they are having a hard time sometimes in dealing with hard-headed people, thus he asked for the understanding of the public especially devotees in “bukid Fatima.” “Our job is to ensure the safety of the people, so what we are asking right now is the people’s cooperation,” he stressed. (ROBERT FRANCISCO)

Former congresswoman and senatorial candidate (NP-Team PNoy) Cynthia Villar is seeking a dialogue with the Philippine Nurses Association (PNA) and other nursing group, after asking a sincere and humble apology on the recent controversial remark during a media forum. “I sincerely want to learn more about the challenges confronting Filipino nurses here and abroad. Perhaps, at the appropriate time and with the help of the PNA and your chapters worldwide, we could start a dialogue on a common agenda to help our nurses and improve services and facilities for public health care,” said Villar in a letter sent to the PNA. The candidate who earned the moniker “Misis Hanepbuhay” reiterated her commitment to fight for better wages

for government nurses based on a law passed in 2002 authored by her husband, Senator Manny Villar. “During the First Davao del Sur Congress of the Philippine Nurses Association- Davao del Sur Chapter in November of last year, I spoke in favor of the immediate implementation of Republic Act No. 9173 also known as the Nursing Act of 2002 that increases the minimum salary of government nurses to around Php 24,000 or Salary Grade 15 instead of the present P18,000 equivalent to only Salary Grade 11.” “That this law passed way back in 2002 remains unimplemented speaks volumes about the sad plight of your sector. No wonder so many Filipino nurses are compelled to leave the country for economic reasons,” Villar

Wednesday, 13 March 2013 said. She added that prices of basic commodities have risen sharply since 2002 thus making the P24,000 minimum wage threshold obsolete. Since last year Villar has been advocating for a ladderized system of curriculum that would give academic credits and the appropriate skills certificates for nursing students who due to financial constraints were unable to complete their nursing degree and pass the board examinations. The lady legislator also appealed to Filipino nurses and nursing students not to judge her based on a comment made under extreme time pressure. “It was really difficult to say everything I wanted to say about the problems confronting our nurses then and now within one minute and thirty seconds. I have such a high regard for nurses wherever they are assigned to serve, which is why I felt sad for not

being able to offer a more comprehensive and complete answer.” The controversy arose when former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Solita “Winnie” Monsod asked former congresswoman Villar about her alleged intervention in favor of nursing school owners that resulted in the non-closure of substandard nursing schools way back in 2005. Villar was unable to complete her answer because the alloted time of 1 minute for the first answer and another thirty seconds for a follow-up reply quickly lapsed. “What I was trying to say during that media forum was that nursing students affected by a CHED closure order several years ago deserved concrete and better career and academic options other than just an abrupt closure of the institutions that they were currently enrolled in,” the head of the Villar Foundation said. (PR)

GSIS releases P285-M in pension adjustments The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) said that it has disbursed a total of P285 million in pension adjustments to its 45,000 retirees as of February 2013 after it revived the policy recomputing their pension based on their first day of retirement. The new policy covers pensioners who retired on or after September 2009 and are in active status as of payment date. According to GSIS Pres-

ident and General Manager Robert G. Vergara, “the decision to adopt the payment of proportionate pension in 2011 was based on the principle that pension is not a privilege but an earned right.” Pensioners were informed of their adjusted pension through a letter and received the amount through their eCards. Under the new policy, a government employee who retired from the ser-

vice effective February 15, for instance, will be paid a portion or fraction of his or her pension covering February 15-28 apart from the monthly pension thereafter. Previously, a retiree would start receiving his or her pension only in March, which means losing a proportionate pension in February. GSIS started crediting P212 million in pension adjustments to 33,000 eligible pensioners last December

2011. The second tranche, amounting to P50 million, was credited to 8,000 retirees in May 2012; while the third tranche of P23 million covering 4,200 retirees was credited from December 2012 to February 2013. The crediting of adjustments for the remaining 1,870 pensioners is scheduled this month. Questions on the pension adjustment may be directed to the GSIS Contact Center at 847-4747. (PR)

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cause of death of the workers and those who were hospitalized as well. Last March 1, a landslide accident happened at Pad 304, Sitio Mahiao, Barangay Lim-ao, Kananga which resulted to the deaths of 14 workers. The fatalities were part of the 45 workers who were on the area building, a concrete shelter to protect the steam pipes of the EDC from the rocks and other debris falling from the mountain. Eight other workers sustained injuries during the accident that

resulted to their hospitalization. The EDC shouldered the burial and hospitalization expenses. The EDC management also promised to provide financial assistance to the families of the victims and give employment as well. Ticao said that they presumed that the EDC management make good of their promise to the families of the victims as none of them came to their office to complain. “That only means that they fulfilled their promise to them. Anyway, that was their

promise to the families of the victims,” he said. He also said that once the ECC fully assessed the situation and concluded that the deaths were work-related, the families of the victims could receive financial assistance from the government. The ECC is a quasijudicial entity attached to DOLE created to implement the Employees Compensation Program which provides a package of benefits for both public and private workers and their families in case of workrelated contingencies such as death, injury or disability.

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from the ECC, which is an attached office under the DOLE, is expected to arrive in the region within the week to conduct their assessment. Ticao said that they are positive that the families of the victims as well as those who were hospitalized due to the landslide accident could receive compensation from the government through the ECC. It was work-related so they could get some financial assistance from the ECC,” Ticao said, referring to the


NEWS

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

REAL to hold Q1 general The Region Eight Administrators’ League (REAL) will hold its CY 2013, 1st Quarter General Assembly and Leadership Seminar on March 21, 2013, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Matapat Hall, Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetik, Palo, Leyte. The activity coincides with this year’s Women’s Month Celebration and adopts its theme: “Kababaihan: Gabay sa pagtahak sa tuwid na daan.” With the objective of giving knowledge and insights to become better leaders, the REAL has invited former Con-

gresswoman Cynthia Villar to be the keynote speaker. For a richer experience, attendees can also share best practices with other members and contribute to group conversations and roundtables. Additionally, REAL members-attendees shall earn CESO training points. The officers of REAL headed by DBM 8 Director Imelda C. Laceras are extending their warm gratitude to all the members who have been actively supporting and participating to the group’s activities. Once again, they are encouraging at-

tendance of all Heads of Offices, Regional Directors, SUC Presidents and national government agency Managers to attend together with their Assistants and Department Heads or Division Chiefs. The Provincial Governors, City/ Municipal Mayors and other local officials are also invited to attend. Should their be queries/need for assistance relative to the conduct of the activity, please contact the REAL Secretariat Head, Ms. Aleli N. Hernandez at telephone numbers 523-1162/5231523. (JUVY A. LOBEDICA)

LMWD water supply in Pastrana hit by excessive water, murky water TACLOBAN CITY Due to the bad weather experienced last week, Leyte Metropolitan Water District (LMWD) general manager Nestor “GangGang” Villasin cleared that some of their water supply in the region will experience a problem. According to Villasin, there was a reported ex-

cessive water levels in Pastrana, Leyte which resulted to unclear water. “If we can see that water is not clear, we do not allow them to enter into our system and this is the reason why we have encountered a problem with the water supply, “ he said. It was reported that the water level brought out by

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the continuous rain has reached to 2 meters from the pipelines of LMWD, resulting to have a murky water. Aside from the rain, Villasin disclosed that their project was also postponed. He, however, cleared that the closure of their system depends upon the clarity of the water. “Even if there is a heavy rain, we still allow them to enter the system if the water is clear,” said he. Also, the official asks residents in Pastrana to bear with them because they are now doing their best in order to bring back their water supply to normal after a series of adjustments being done. “We are adjusting in Pastrana,” he said. Municipalities in Sta. Fe, Palo and in the city of Tacloban have been previously reported to experience a water problem which resulted for the water concessioners to complain. (ROBERT FRANCISCO)

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having a strong relationship with the CLGOO will help a lot in improving the functions of SP members such as creating and implementing ordinance within the city. He also said that the CLGOO is always giving them updates regarding their various programs and projects in which the city of Tacloban can be benefited. “As a matter of fact, the

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City manpower considering additional skills to trainees ORMOC CITY- The Ormoc City Technological Manpower Training Center (OCTMTC) management is considering of capacitating its 186 students from the Leyte’s 4th district on first aid and rescue response by providing them half-day training on the extra skill in March 8, said John Jay Omega, the center’s guidance counsellor. Omega said it is the first time that the center pushed through with the said training so as to prepare the students on life-saving rescues for their future employment and for self-survival. It is likewise aimed to get them ready on handling customer care, capacitating them on any unpleasant events. Dexter Mendola and Elsie Jaca, personnel

from the City Health Department together with Van Jose Tabudlong from the ORMOC Rescue, trained the students to make them responsive during emergencies in their community. The students were made to experience actual rescue and did some first aid. Omega said that aside from basic skills, separate awareness on values and health have been granted to its trainees to previous batches. And starting this batch, first aid and rescue response are introduced to truly develop the students prior to its emergence to the real world. He plans to push for a part 2 of this training for the same students to broaden their knowledge on the skills. (ELVIE ROMAN-ROA)

DPWH fast-tracking project implementation CATBALOGAN CITY - The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Samar 2nd District Engineering Office (DEO) is fast-tracking the implementation of projects under their General Appropriations Act (GAA) in order to finish these projects as early as next month. DPWH- Samar 2nd District Engineering Office Assistant District Engineer Ruben De Los Reyes said that their office for calendar year 2013 have started to implement various projects under the GAA last January 9 which includes repair, rehab and improvement of roads amounting to P200 million. He also said that the

DILG thru the CLGOO has given us a tracking system which can help them in doing their legislative functions efficient and effective,” Uy said. “Through this program, the legislative body would be able to see all the resolutions and ordinances that they crafted which can be published online by using local area network (LAN),” Uy added. Uy is hoping that the CLGOO will continue its support to the Sangguniang Panlungsod. (RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS)

P200 million worth of road projects under the GAA are implemented in Basey, Hinabangan, Motiong, Pinabacdao and Catbalogan, which will cover almost 11,000 meters of national arterial roads including some bridges. “In the implementation of these projects, we adopt designs that can withstand impacts of natural calamities such as flooding and earthquakes,” De Los Reyes said. DPWH-Samar 2nd District Engineering Office District Engineer Johnny Acosta has already conducted inspections to ensure that their projects are properly implemented. (RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS)

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LGUs have control in hiring students for summer jobs TACLOBAN CITY - The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) here in the region admitted that they do not have the control to stop local government units (LGUs) from employing students under the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES). Labor Regional Director Exequiel Sarcauga he said that the LGUs in the region are the ones which chooses the students who can avail of the said program. “Summer jobs are meant for students who are quali-

fied to undergo training,” Sarcauga said. Also, he disclosed that 60% of the students’ compensation will be shouldered by the LGUs and only 40% from the DOLE. “We do not care about politicians,” he said. In order for a student to avail of the program, one has to follow the requirements and guidelines provided by their office for the students, Sarcauga added. SPES is a special program of the government mandated under Republic

Tacloban SP creates strong relation with CLGOO

TACLOBAN CITYThe Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP),this city, is creating a strong relationship with the City Local Government Operations Office (CL-

GOO) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Tacloban City Councilor Jerry Uy said that to page 15

Act No. 9547 giving opportunities to students and out of school youths to have first hand experience working in public or private entities with corresponding pay. Based on the DOLE’s website, it was disclosed that interested students have to duly file three copies of the registration form with ID pictures attached and attested by the school principal or registrar. (ROBERT FRANCISCO)

Students from Eastern Visayas State University poses with LSDE publisher Dalmacio “Massey” Grafil as they give the certificate of appreciation as they ended their 15-day internship with the paper last March 8, 2013. The student interns are (L-R) Janine Ara Marie Marteja, Sampaguita Marquez, Jonalyn Rodrigo, Cinderella Grata, Arianne Cariaga, Aiza Moraña and Stan Michael Vincent Dy.


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