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Police confiscate 55 firearms in checkpoints

bers were seized. The inventory of the TACLOBAN CITY- Firearms confiscated confiscated firearms was by police authorities during this election initiated by S/Supt. Asher period are being accounted to ensure that Dolina, executive officer these would not be used for other purposes. directorate for operations And based on the lat- set up by the Philippine of the PNP-8. est inventory of the fire- National Police during This was revealed by arms confiscated, mostly this election period, 55 S/Supt. Roel Acidre, chief at the various checkpoints firearms of various cali- of the Police and ComBY JOEY A. GABIETA, Staff Writer

munity Relations, who said that the inventory of these seized firearms is to know whether these confiscated firearms correspond with the record submitted by the field stations. “The auditing is for purposes of accounting

the confiscated firearms; to see if the confiscated firearms submitted to us tally with the actual number of (firearms),” Acidre said. The accounting of the seized firearms, mostly from checkpoints and to page 6

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SM Foundation grants scholarship to 21 students news

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Overhaul of Ormoc slaughterhouse pushed news

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Doc says ordinances should be properly implemented news

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SAVE CANCABATO BAY MOVEMENT. Hundreds of volunteers joined the first beach clean-up at San Jose, Tacloban City yesterday. A picture of the heavily polluted part of the Cancabato Bay taken by businessman Orlando Uy three weeks ago and posted on Facebook, a social network, created a buzz and has moved friends to organize the “Save Cancabato Bay Movement.” Uy now heads the movement. In less than a month, the Facebook page has already had 1,400 members. ( Vicky C. Arnaiz)

DBP launches P5-B funding facility

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TACLOBAN CITY—State-owned Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) has launched a P5-billion facility that seeks to finance projects that will promote quality and excellent higher education in the country. In a statement, DBP-AVP Leopoldo Resmundo, Jr. said the Financing for Higher Education (FHE) credit facility will fund various initiatives that will ensure the relevance and responsiveness of education programs and promote good governance in accordance with the thrusts of the education sector as stated in the Philippine

Development Plan 2011-2016. “It is a component of the Financing Program for Philippine Education (FPPE), an umbrella program that covers basic education, tertiary education, technical and vocational education and alternative learning systems,” Resmundo added. The FHE will be available for 10 years and will support higher education institutions recognized by the Commission on Higher Education and the Technical Education and Skills Development to page 7


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NEWS

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Anger, grief over UP student suicide TACLOBAN CITY Messages of condolences and calls for reforms flooded social media beginning Friday afternoon over the apparent suicide of a 16-year old female Behavioral Science student in the University of the Philippines Manila (UPM) due to her unpaid school fees. According to the Philippine Collegian, official student publication of UP-Diliman, the freshman student committed suicide a few days after she filed for a leave of absence (LOA) on March 13. “After she filed for a leave of absence, we spoke to her and she said she was sad and the leave of absence had a big effect on her and her family,” the Philippine Collegian quoted UP Manila professor Andrea Martinez as saying. Reportedly the female student, the eldest daughter of a taxi driver, failed to pay her P1,500 per unit tuition

and other school fees. Her request for a student loan was also rejected by the university. UP system forced students to file for LOA if they failed to pay their tuition on schedule. Former UP student leader now congressman Teddy Casiño expressed sympathy to the family of the student, also appealing to UP administration to change its “no late payment” policy. “It is really sad that this happened in the University of the Philippines and to an ‘Iskolar ng Bayan’. Our students should not suffer like this.” The government should immediately increase the budget for state universities and colleges (SUCs) instead of passing the burden to students and their families, added Casiño. “Education is a right. It is disappointing that our own state universities and colleges are forced to increase tuition and fees because of inadequate state budget…

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It is deplorable that the government continues to ignore the needs of the sector, resulting in the implementation of questionable policies such as UP Manila’s reported ‘no late payment’ policy. UP should immediately address the problem and change their system.” UP Student Regent Cleve Arguelles asked fellow UP students for a “system-wide” memorial service/candle-lighting to pay tribute to the UPM female student, also calling for the government to end such “no late payment” policy among SUCs. “She will always be remembered in our continuous fight to realize the youth’s right to education,” Arguelles said. UP Vista online publication in Tacloban campus also expressed disgust and grief to the incident, saying : “Naka-

kaiyak at nakakagalit. We condole with the family of the UPM freshie…UP should immediately address this problem and change this system that abandons our students and their families.” An online petition at change.org calling the administrators of UP Manila to revoke the “no late payment” and “forced leave of absence” policies has been launched and gaining support already. “Whether the policy is the real reason for her suicide or not, policies such as the “no late payment” and “forced leave of absence” are anathema to the UP system’s nature as a “university of the people,” read the petition. The petitioner called on UP Manila to “provide better support to students under financial distress and to not bar them from classes if payments are late.” (RONALD O. REYES)

Aquino signs into law absentee voting for media

President Aquino has signed into law a bill allowing members of the media to vote prior to the May elections. Deputy presidential spokesman Abigail Valte, at a press briefing, said law Republic Act (RA) 10380, or “An Act Providing for Local Absentee Voting for Media, was signed by the President last Thurday. She added the Commission on Elections,

within 30 days of the signing of the law, shall promulgate the implementing rules and regulations. “Let’s take advantage of the new law so you can exercise your right to vote,” she said. The new law provides for absentee voting by the members of media who are away from the places of their registration by reason of official functions on election day.

Cebu ‘showcases PH’s growth’ PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III considers the holding of the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI) Conference in Cebu “a good sign”, saying it means the international community recognizes Filipino talent and ingenuity. In a message to CACCI members read by Secretary to the Cabinet Jose Rene Almendras, President Aquino highlighted the country’s 6.6 growth and its jump by 12 places in the World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Report as achievements that his administration has worked hard for and were not attained through “mere luck.” He added that Cebu is a good place to showcase how well the country’s economy has done, citing the six manufacturing zones with 278 locators exporting $3.5 billion in goods last year and the 139 outsourcing companies that have employed 95,000 workers. Eliminating corruption and instilling a culture of justice he said, have been “a most essential step” his administration had to

work for to bring hope to the country. Aside from the CACCI, the Philippines will host other international meetings like the World Economic Forum next year and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Summit in 2015. Almendras, for his part, said no government can make a good economy on its own without the private sector. He admitted leftist groups have accused him of acting as a protector for the interests of the business community because of his background before entering public service. Still, he acknowledged that chambers of commerce have a big role to play when it comes to economic growth. “The CCCI (Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry), indeed, has a significant role in how this city has grown,” he said. (SUNNEX)


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NEWS

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SM Foundation grants scholarship to 21 students TACLOBAN CITYThe Shoemart (SM) Foundation formally granted scholarships to 21 public high school graduating students who had qualified for their college scholarship program in this city. SM Foundation Inc. assistance vice president Carmen Linda Atayde said that the SM Foundation will cover the scholars’ school-related expenses like allowances, transportation fees, school materials and tuHouse Assistant Minority Leader and Leyte (1st dist) Rep.Ferdinand Marition fees. tin “FM” Romualdez welcomed Liberal Party senatorial candidate Aurora “We will also host Rep.Edgardo “Sonny” Angara at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tadifferent annual and cloban City.Rep.Angara was in Tacloban City for the continuation of his monthly activities for the senatorial campaign in the coming May 13,2013 elections. scholars to enjoy, which include counseling session, program promoting values formation, session geared towards spiritual renewal and emotional or moral support and TACLOBAN CITY MCA-P managing di- full blast this year, the SM department store – The Millennium rector and chief execu- reported. jobs during summer and Challenge Account tive officer Ma. Victoria Añonuevo told Leyte Christmas time,” Atayde Philippine (MCA-P) Añonuevo. Samar Daily Express the said. The official did not road construction has has already released the payment for 3,861 divulge the amount just started for contract structures in the road spent for resettlement package (CP) 1 and CP construction project as of last month but the 3 with a completion rate connecting Samar and Millennium Challenge of 6% and 3%, respecCorporation is initially tively. The project has Eastern Samar. Mobile phone operaMCA-P has started allocating $10 million been concentrating on tor Sun Cellular continthe resettlement of for resettlement activi- survey works, drainage ues to receive the least 10,257 affected entities ties. system, and clearing. number of subscriber The MCA-P vowed within the 222-kilomeA contract nego- complaints among the ter road stretch from to minimize resettle- tiation for CP 4 is now major mobile networks Paranas, Samar to Gui- ment impact by follow- ongoing. MCAP is cur- in the country, according ing existing alignment rently evaluating bid to a recent count of the uan, Eastern Samar. Of the 691 en- as much as possible, documents of interested National Telecommunicroachment in the CP cover a reduced cor- contractors for CP 2. cations Commission for 1’s road right-of-way, ridor of impact, apply CP 2 was the last con- 2012. method- tract package in the US557 have already been engineering As the regulatory paid as of February 28. ologies which reduce funded road project of- body for the telecoms For CP 3, of the 3,991 need for more land, and fered up for bidding. and broadcast industries, affected entities, 3,304 avoid cemeteries and “We are little ahead the NTC is mandated were paid. MCA-P is historical structures. of schedule. This year, to receive mobile phone Most common ob- full blast construction subscriber still processing the complaints payment for structures structions are fences, will take place for all that have been previthat will be removed in houses, trees, stores, contract packages. Con- ously addressed to the public waiting sheds, struction on two other concerned networks but CP 4 and CP 2. “Aside from unfa- water faucets, ramps, sections is expected to have already gone stale vourable weather in benches, garages, balco- start within the first or have not been properly Samar, another prob- nies, doors, driveways, semester of this year,” attended to. The NTC’s lem is that people with and pathways. Añonuevo said. One-Stop Public AssisConstruction of all properties along road As of last month, the tance Center (OSPAC) in sides are in a hurry to segments of the $214.4 road construction has particular, reaches out to get payment. We have million United States hired 937 workers with these telecom companies to follow the process - funded road project 693 of them local resi- for the fulfilment of these in the identification connecting Samar and dents. (SARWELL Q. ME- concerns. of real owners,” said Eastern Samar will go NIANO) In response, Reuben

MCA-P releases payment for 3,861 structures in road project

“Once our scholars finish their college education, the SM Foundation can help them find job so that they can support their families to have a sufficient and good way of living taking out from poverty line,” Atayde added. She also said that the scholars can pursue Bachelor of Science courses in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Management, Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Commerce or Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Accountancy. Atayde emphasized that the courses offered under the scholarship

program can be pursued in their partner schools in Tacloban City such as the University of the Philippines, Leyte Normal University, Eastern Visayas State University and Saint Paul’s School of Business and Law. “We hope that our scholars will do all their best to finish college in order for them to have a better life in the near future,” Atayde said. The SM college scholarship program was created to help graduating students in public high schools who cannot afford to enroll in college by reason of poverty or indigence. In the contract signing conducted the other day, the SM Foundation is very thankful for the support given to them by their partner schools and agency in the city of Tacloban. (RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS)

Sun Cellular receives least number of complaints before the NTC

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Pangan, Vice President for Customer Service Operations of Sun Cellular said that the NTC report reflects the positive results of the company’s efforts to intensify their service channels and customer feedback touchpoints. “Aside from producing strong marketing campaigns, we also invest in great back-end support so that we can attend quickly to customer concerns and get things right the first time,” he explains. Pangan also attributed the improved experience of Sun customers to the company’s ongoing network development efforts. “For the first two months of 2013, we are happy to note that Sun has gotten zero to a negligible amount of voice

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OPINION

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

EDITORIAL

A push for consumer rights

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or the first time, the country joined the celebration of the World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) last March 15, an event dedicated to the consumers, with Eastern Visayas doing its share. The celebration had for its theme “Consumer Justice Now!” aligned with the Consumers International objective in promoting the basic rights of all consumers, to demand that these be respected and protected and to protest against the market abuses and social injustices that undermine them. March 15 is of historic importance, and is celebrated since 1962, when the Bill for Consumer’s Rights was moved in the United States, by President John F. Kennedy. World Consumer’s Day was first observed on March 15, 1983. Two years later, consumer’s

rights were finally elevated to a position of international recognition and legitimacy, when on April 9, 1985; the United Nation adopted the general guidelines of consumer protection. Consumer’s Rights can be broadly divided into eight sections: The right to satisfaction of basic needs: To have access to basic, essential goods and services: adequate food, clothing, shelter, health care, education, public utilities, water and sanitation; The right to safety: To be protected against products, production processes and services, which are hazardous to health or life; The right to be informed: To be given the facts needed to make an informed choice, and to be protected against dishonest or to page 5

How will Tan politicos handle NDF’s stern political manifesto? Now it’s crystal clear, and this must be clear, and made clear, to all Warays: The rebels in Samar – whom government describes as members of the popular New People’s Army (NPA) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) – do not like the Tan political leaders anywhere in the sitios, barrios, towns, and cities that make up the province of Samar in the Philippines. NDF-Eastern Visayas spokesperson Santiago Salas made a very, very strong declaration to this effect. (See also QN in the March 10, 2013 and March 14, 2013 issues of Leyte Samar Daily Express for earlier exposures on this stand of the rebels.) The last two paragraphs of the NDF-EV statement against the Tan political dynasty say:

‘The NDF-EV spokesperson said the People’s Democratic Government is confronting the Tan political dynasty in Western Samar to safeguard the rights and interests of the people in the coming reactionary elections, and to ensure these will be peaceful, orderly and beneficial.

‘“The Tans are enemies of the people in Western Samar. They face restriction of electoral access in the territories under the People’s Democratic Government. The Arnulfo Ortiz Command of the NPA-Western Samar also have orders to enforce the prohibition of armed goons and military,

police and paramilitary escorts during the election period, and to watch out for the Tans who are notorious for these. The Tan political dynasty is also warned that using violence against its rivals, as well as vote-buying and bribery, will not be tolerated in the revolutionary territories. It is furthermore the responsibility of the NPA and the revolutionary forces to discuss and unite with the people regarding the accountabilities of the Tan political dynasty, so as to expose the farce of reactionary elections and to clarify that only the overthrow of the reactionary ruling system will pave the way for a

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OPINION

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Woman Equality with man is the current call by adult females. Without women this world is dull and lonely.

If no woman is created, will we have life? By merely pondering about it will suffice to ask: “How come we are here?” Yes, without woman Eve, Adam cannot produce us, grandchildren. From the Watchtower magazine issue of August 1, 2012, entitled “Does God Really Care About Women?” could be read. “‘Sin began with a woman, and thanks to her we must all die.’— Ecclesiasticus, Second Century B.C.E. “‘You are the devil’s gateway: you are the unsealer of that forbidden tree: you are the first deserter of the divine law . . . You destroyed so easily God’s image, man.’— Tertullian, on the Apparel of Women, Second Century C.E. “THOSE ancient verses are not from the Bible. For centuries, they have been used to justify discrimination against women. Even today, some extremists still cite religious texts to legitimize the domination of women, claiming that women are to blame for mankind’s ills.” The present generation has done discrimination on women, thus women’s organization call for equality. Many overlook the fact that “God created the man and the woman to cooperate closely, not to compete with each other.” Further reading the topic, states: “Speaking of the Mosaic Law,

instituted in the 16th century B.C.E., author Laure Aynard, in her book La Bible au féminin (The Bible in the Feminine Gender), notes: ‘For the most part, when the Law covenant speaks of the woman, it is to defend her.’ “For instance, the Law commanded honor and respect for both father and mother. (Exodus 20:12; 21:15, 17) It also required that due consideration be shown to pregnant women. (Exodus 21:22) Even today, the protection provided by those laws of God stands in sharp contrast with the lack of legal rights that some women experience in many parts of the world.” Indeed, women must be honored and protected because they are of the weaker vessel. Although, these days we have women who fight side by side with the military men, still they should be given due respect and honor. I met a woman member of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Captain Jovily Carmel Cabading, one time I visited Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, for tracing back the place where the Chinese members of the Politburo were brought. That was in year 1951, I was wearing a “hanger” sewn on the sleeves of my uniform. We call the chevron “hanger” because it looks like a contrivance where shirts are hanged. Captain Cabading is the first women infan-

try officer who fought in the enemy frontlines. A petite woman from Mindoro Island she is. She has the courage of macho, though behind her uniform she is still the feminine granddaughter of first woman Eve. For two to three hours we had good exchanges of pleasantries. She confided to me the rigors of the military life. I could see through her eyes the sincerity to fight for the oppressed. With her when we met were several women in military uniform with mixed ranks. A male major was with us then to whom I teased: “You are lucky to have women in the military working side by side or fighting side by side in combat.” Way back in 1950s, there were women in the military, but serving in the medical branch. While I praise women in uniform, I also admire our women colleagues who serve in the Fourth Estate. Many among them are worthy of praise for being courageous in gathering news for the right of the public to know. Some of them encountered cases of libel from persons with onion skin. Others may have died covering difficult situations and/ or harassed but courageously do their nonexisting contract to serve the country with mere pen on hand. In the office I encoded this article are women whom I have deep respect. There is no need to name them, because they are shy to be named. This is Women’s Month; I love my mother, sister, wife, daughter and womenfriends. Do you love them too? (Feedback welcome, g_duna@yahoo.com)

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“Wandering Fires” “It’s long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important,” detective Sherlock Homes said. And it’s little things that signal the direction where the new Pope Francis could take his troubled church in the years ahead. Take those traditional ermine-lined cloaks. Popes wear on them on first addressing people, summoned by white smoke to Pizza di San Pietro. Former Argentenian cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as the new Pope Francis, brushed it aside. Instead, he stepped forward in a simple white cassock. Minutes earlier, he gently told dignitaries, who clustered to greet him outside the Room of Tears: “Let us not keep the people waiting.” “He stopped to pay his hotel bill a day after becoming pope”, New York Times wrote. “He wore simple black shoes and an ordinary wristwatch with a thick black band to his first Mass as pontiff. He rode in a minivan to dinner with the cardinals who elected him, affectionately telling them, “May God forgive you for what you’ve done.” “In an ancient institution, where style often translates into substance, Francis, in his first 24 hours as pope, dramatically shift-

A push...

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misleading advertising and labelling; The right to choose: To be able to select from a range of products and services, offered at competitive prices with an assurance of satisfactory quality; The right to be heard: To have consumer interests represented in the making and execution of government policy, and in the development of products and services; The right to redress: To receive a fair settlement of just claims, including compensation for misrepresentation, shoddy goods or unsatisfactory services;

ed the tone of the papacy to one of radical humility” ---- as did the 13th century friar from North Umbria known as St Francis of Assissi. After blessing the faithful, the new pope “left to go back with us to Santa Marta residence”, Cardinal Ricard of France recalls. “The staff moved us aside, because the pontiff descends alone in the elevator,” “ But this pope protested: ‘No no, no, no. We can all get in.’ “And so we all got in with the pope. And at the bottom, he waved aside the waiting papal MercedesBenz armor-plated limousine with an SCV1 number “I am coming with you,’ he told the cardinals. “And he got into the bus with us,” as he often did back home.. Pope Francis came for his luggage himself, recalls Fr. Pawel Rytel-Andrianek. He wanted to thank the staff. “He greeted them one by one, the whole staff. “ Rytel-Andrianek said, “The pope knew everyone by

name”.

The right to consumer education: To acquire knowledge and skills needed to make informed, confident choices about goods and services, while being aware of basic consumer rights and responsibilities and how to act on them; The right to a healthy environment: To live and work in an environment which

is non-threatening to the well-being of present and future generations. It is hoped that the consumer rights is not just a yearly occasion but a daily celebration and solidarity within the consumer movement where this opportunity is used to educate and build awareness among consumers on issues which affect them.

“Never in these 20 years when he came to Rome for work did he ask for a (Vatican) car,” he said. “Even when he went for the conclave with a priest from his diocese, he just walked out to the main road, flagged a taxi for the Sistine Chapel. Garbled messages from the Italian conference of bishops illustrated the old axiom: “He who enters the conclave as pope emerges as cardinal. Italians sent a copy of their congratulatory message media. It thanked God for the election of Cardinal Angelo Scola of Milan. The wire went at 8:23 p.m. The trouble was 10 minutes earlier, Pope Francis appeared before the crowds in St. Peter’s Square. At 9:08 p.m. the Italian bishops conference sent another statement thanking God for election of the pope. This time, they got the name right.

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through search warrants, was made last week. The confiscation of these firearms is part of the campaign of the PNP here in the region to ensure that the conduct of the May 13, 2013 elections would be peaceful Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0191 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLOROM LEGALIZATION) DANILO FEVIDAL Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBANNEW BUS TERMINAL (ABUCAY) & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DDS TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON APRIL 1, 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 15th 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-2011-0070 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a SCHOOL TRANSPORT service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. RODOLFO OLINO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A SCHOOL TRANSPORT SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM ST. THERESE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RESIDENCES WITHIN TACLOBAN CITY AND VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON SEPT. 22, 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 TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, REA MAY TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 14th day of March 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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of these seized firearms and orderly. were so-called “homeInspector Romuel Na- made” and four hand grecar, information officer of nades. the PNP-8, said that since Nacar also said that they have started their based on their records, of campaign on the prolif- the 67 persons arrested, eration of firearms last two of them were memJanuary 13 of this year, 55 bers of the military as the firearms have been con- rest were civilians. fiscated. to page 7 Of this number, 21 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-2013-0187

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0178

Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a SHUTTLE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLOROM LEGALIZATION)

JIMMY L. NAVES Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF EMPLOYEES AND PASSENGERS OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF CAN-AVID, E. SAMAR TO THEIR RESPECTIVE RESIDENCES WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERS, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JMCIM TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 14th day of March 2013.

SPS. BABETH & JAPITH ECHEGORIN Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITYNEW BUS TERMINAL (ABUCAY) & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS JABETH TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th 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-2013-0171 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLOROM LEGALIZATION)

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0145 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1575 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0182 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity & with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. MANCIO CLARO-VENDOR DOMINGO BAGUIO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0291 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. ARNULFO CAMARO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-TABON-TABON-BURAUEN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUG. 7, 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 TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, BLESSING OF GOD TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 14th day of 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-2011-0557 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

DANILO L. CUADERNO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITYNEW BUS TERMINAL (ABUCAY) & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DM TOURS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of March 2013.

SAMUEL AREVALO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCETO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM CATBALOGAN, SAMAR TO/ FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, SAM-CHIN TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of March 2013.

DOMINGO S. DAGA, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ST. PAUL’S-CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON MARCH 20, 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 TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, KATAS NG MAHIRAP TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of March 2013.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Sunday, 17 March 2013 APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY MANCIO CLARO-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF DOMINGO BAGUIO-VENDEE OF A CPC FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-MARASBARAS & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT A FILCAB SERVICE WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISITNG WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS DCB TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON APRIL 3, 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 15th day of 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-2013-0181 Ref. No. VIII-2008-0178 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Extension of Validity.

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0188 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

ROMEL PABRO-VENDOR JIMMY T. YAP-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY ROMELL PABRO IN FAVOR OF JIMMY T. YAP OF A CPC FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITYMARASBARAS-NIA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT A FILCAB SERVICE WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING, WITH PRYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LANCE TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MARCH 27, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 14th day of 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-2002-1998 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a PUB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

FEDERICO FORTALIZA, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: BAYBAY-BUNGA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS STAR CARS SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON APRIL 3, 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 15th 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-2002-0459 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

JOSE SANICO, JR. 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-CATBALOGAN-CATARMAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON___. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON APRIL 2, 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 15th day of March 2013.

DOMINGO C. BAGUIO 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 FREIGTH ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-MARASBARAS-VILLA DOLINA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 17, 2012. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, DCB TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON APRIL 3, 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 15th day of March 2013.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board


Sunday, 17 March 2013

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genuine democratic government.”’ (Underscoring supplied by QN) QN, at this point, is prompted to wonder that every political Tan could be thinking about this position taken by the rebels. QN is also waiting for updates encompassing reactions from other sectors. Is it possible, that since only the NDF-EV made this unilateral declaration, one not expressly conformed to by the NPA and the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) as well as their front or support organizations, the Tans can still secure their victory in the May 2013 elections thru these other rebel fronts? How do now the Tan campaign leaders react – will they leave the Tans? Well, departure means simply that they strongly believe in the might of the NDF led by Salas et al, and that they are afraid of the NDF, NPA and CPP. QN, however, is not positive yet about whether the NDF, NPA and CPP representatives in the sitios and barrios from Calbayog to Marabut – if there indeed are (Samarnons have yet to be assured publicly by the 8th Infantry Division of a contrary declaration) – will monitor and stop the Tan campaign leaders from making contacts with the Samarnon electors. To QN, a declaration is just a declaration. Without being fiercely enforced, it remains as such. A statement written on paper becomes a scrap piece when those who are supposed to translate the contents of that piece of paper will not strictly put that to work and effect. QN readers, it may be supposed, will be watching the developments in Samar from this point on. How will Tan politicos handle NDF’s stern political manifesto? *** DARLINGS OF THE TACLOBAN MEDIA – CHIZ AND LOREN: Chiz and Loren had been to Tacloban recently. They answered questions about their political agenda which electors may use to calibrate their decisions to choose Escudero and Legarda on the ballot come election day, and it seemed, the people were satisfied with the reelectionist senators’ answers. Easily, observers could also be saying Sen. Chiz Escudero and Sen. Loren Legarda are both “darlings of the media”. Certainly, new electors among the youths who had not known before who Chiz and Loren Legarda have been and are, and had not even met them in person yet, got the chance to start knowing these two top caliber senators who apparently are now regular, and not just “guest”, candidates in Liberal Party’s senatorial slate

which President Noynoy Aquino himself is vigorously campaigning for. At least in Alangalang, Leyte, electors from all walks of life demonstrated their massive support for Sen. Loren Legarda when she barnstormed last March 8 some carline barrios in that interior town where Yus and Antonis once reigned. Even Loren’s campaign staff were overjoyed by that show of force for her. Well, Loren is undoubtedly popular among the rural masses. The conscious voting publics know her as a public servant and journalist who, for the last 30 years, devoted her work to ensure that the future generations of Filipinos will “live in enabling environments where our natural resources are used in ways that are sustainable and equitable, where social justice, human rights, peace and cultural diversity are priorities, and where opportunities for quality education and decent employment to all hardworking citizens free them from poverty”. She is the only female senator who topped the senate race twice, with more than15 million votes in1998 and 18.4 million votes in 2007. Her profile says: “Amid the increasing risks of a warming world and a changing climate emerges Senator Legarda, a woman development leader from the Philippines. She is a game-changer for Asia with a compelling vision of a safer and greener world for all. Senator Loren Legarda advocates for quality human living harmonious with nature by seeking the path for green growth and sustainable development for nations, and challenging world leaders to save our home planet and pre4serve humankind now.” Sen. Escudero had also an audience with his volunteer leaders and supporters, and the local media, and did add more enlightening explanations to national issues that confront both the government and the nation. Many Leyteños who got a chance to talk to him even so briefly, Chiz could do more as a senator, and much more when he’d emerge by 2016 as the next president of the Philippines and not just vice-president. Well, Chiz’s concern for Region 8 might have influenced that generous comment. In 2012, he pumped in millions of pesos from his PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund), specifically for public markets. Forty-three towns in Leyte got P500,000 worth of public market projects each, or a total of P21,500,000, with such structures built by the Department of Public Works and Highways. Biliran island province’s eight towns, on the other hand, received P4,000,000 for P500,000worth public market for each of its 7 mainland and 1 island towns. A public market each, at the same project cost, rose

NEWS in Maasin City and each of the 18 towns comprising Southern Leyte. All these in year 2012. In the Samar Island side, Northern Samar’s 24 towns got an aggregate worth of P12 million for similar public market projects, while Eastern Samar had its total share of P11,500,000 equally shared thru public market projects for that province’s 23 towns, including Borongan City. Samar’s share was reported in QN last March 14, 2013 in this daily newspaper. No other senator in Philippine Senate’s history accomplished a record such as what a Chiz Escudero did, all in one year time. Mark it. *** “We desire peace. However, if imperialism insists on fighting a war, we will have no alternative but to take the firm resolution to fight to the finish before going ahead with our construction. If you are afraid of war day in day out, what will you do if war eventually comes? First I said that the East Wind is prevailing over the West Wind and war will not break out, and now I have added these explanations about the situation in case war should break out. Both possibilities have thus been taken into account.” – Mao Tse Tung, Speech at the Moscow Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties (November 18, 1957), quoted in “Statement by the Spokesman of the Chinese Government” (September 1, 1963). “In the political life of our people, how should right be distinguished from wrong in one’s words and actions? On the basis of the principles of our Constitution, the will of the overwhelming majority of our people and the common political positions which have been proclaimed on various occasions by our political parties and groups, we consider that, broadly speaking, the criteria should be as follows: “(1) Words and actions should help to unite, and not divide, the people of our various nationalities. “(2) They should be beneficial, and not harmful, to socialist transformation and socialist construction. “(3) They should help to consolidate, and not undermine or weaken, the people’s democratic dictatorship. “(4) They should help to consolidate, and not undermine or weaken, democratic centralism. “(5) They should help to strengthen, and not discard or weaken, the leadership of the Communist Party. “(6) They should be beneficial, and not harmful, to international socialist unity and the unity of the peaceloving people of the world. “Of these six criteria, the most important are the socialist path and the leadership of the Party. – Mao Tse Tung, On the Correct Handling of Contradictions Among the People (February 27, 1957), 1st pocket ed.., pp. 57-58.

Leyte Samar Daily Express

DBP...

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Authority. It is offered nationwide, especially in rural and poor provinces and regions. The credit facility will fund projects such as lot acquisition and infrastructure; repair and renovation of classrooms and other school facilities; purchase of furniture and equipment; purchase of supplies and materials like school bags, books and notebooks; and working capital requirements. Maximum loanable amount is up to 90% of the total project cost. Meanwhile, DBP has launched another P1billion financing facility to support the funding requirements of public and private enterprises for projects that promote public safety and security and effective deterrence of crime and violence.

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Samar, which is considered to be a concern or hotspot area relative to the midterm elections, posted the highest number of firearms seized and the number of persons arrested. Police record has indi-

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‘What about “Amalia, the childhood sweetheart whose snub created a pope?, asked the UK Guardian. The “crush” of then 12-year old Jorge revealed she’d been forced to reject his boyhood offer of marriage Both were 12 years old in the Buenos Aires suburb of Flores, when Bergoglio declared: “If I can’t marry you, I’ll become a priest.. “I never saw him after that”, Amalia told the Guardian “In love? At that age, I didn’t know love - I only knew love when I was much older. I was just a little thing.” He never wanted to be pope, says María Elena Bergoglio, only remaining sibling of the new pontiff “We joked at the prospect . And he’d say ‘no, please no’,” she told Daily Telegraph. “Now, he faces a lifetime of infinite loneliness”. Day after his election, Pope Francis slipped into Santa Maria Maggiore basilica through a side entrance .Like many

The Financing for Public Safety Initiatives (FPSI) facility aims to promote the mainstream use of security-related technology and devices for crime deterrence, detection and punishment, early warning and emergency response especially in government and private business establishments. The facility also aims to strengthen the capacity of local government units (LGUs) in promoting and ensuring public safety, augmenting police visibility, and improving community preparedness through the use of security-related devices and technologies. It also encourages integration and inter-linkages of public safety systems of government with private sector users for better response to emergencies and crime incidence, improvement of database and reporting mechanisms, and will cated that about 16 persons were arrested and 21 firearms, both of high and low calibers, were seized by the authorities. Meantime, police authorities in Leyte arrested 13 individuals and seized eight firearms. In Northern Samar, seven individuals were arrested and Latinos, Francis is devoted to the Virgin Mary. “Every time he comes to Rome, he visits, Rev. Elio Montenero said. “Once he’s set up on the Tiber instead of Rio de la Plata, millions hope that Francis will transcend the Latin American church that formed him”, Tom Padgett wrote in Time. Predecessors like John Paul II were spooked by Latin America ’s “liberation theologians.” They prodded the church toward a “preferential option for the poor” but often naively embraced Marxism. Catholic hardline political power restricts access to family planning services. The region reels from more than 4 million clandestine abortions a year. Maternal mortality rates are 20 times higher than Western Europe’s More than 8,000 Catholics bolt the faith every day. Protestant churches especially Evangelicals, are more attentive than “Catholic parishes to improving their flocks’ earthly situations as well as their heavenly prospects”. Isn’t that a rellica of the

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contribute to further ITbased public safety strategies. The FPSI will fund the purchase and installation of security systems and devices, operation and maintenance requirements of security systems, and the training of security personnel on the use of security systems and devices. The facility will also finance security system integration and improvement projects for public and private establishments including Public-Private Partnership security projects, system integration projects with law enforcement and other public safety agencies such as disaster coordinating agencies, the Bureau of Fire Protection and medical units, and the construction and development of public safety centers or monitoring centers. (REYAN L. ARINTO)

eight firearms confiscated from them. Nacar also said that of the 10,407 firearms whose registrations have expired, only 908 of the owners renewed their permits, making Eastern Visayas one of the lowest regions in terms of gun registration. (JOEY A. GABIETA) Philippines ? In 1940, there were 19 million Filipinos. By 2015, we could be 111.5 million, unless growth rates alter radically. Underground abortions exceed half a million/. Paupers increased despite slow down in birth rates. Swiss bank accounts and 1,080 pairs of schools symbolize “pecuniary decency”. Francis of Assisi gave away a vast inheritance to serve the poorest. “He catalyzed the ‘Renaissance’, which is older than many European states, George Will wrote in “Memories of a Wandering Fire.” This 43-year old friar sent thousands practicing evangelical poverty and showed faith “is not made more credible by arranging institutional furniture”. Francis was a “wandering fire,” writer G.K. Chesterton marveled. Pope Francis seems bent to go beyond “rearranging institutional furniture” in a fossilized Curia and relight fires of faith in his church, @@@ (Email: juan_mercado77@yahoo.com ).


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

NEWS

Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse A terrible future could be on the horizon, a future which rips one of the greatest tools of medicine out of the hands of doctors. A simple cut to your finger could leave you fighting for your life. Luck will play a bigger role in your future than any doctor could. The most basic operations - getting an appendix removed or a hip replacement - could become deadly. Cancer treatments and organ transplants could kill you. Childbirth could once again become a deadly moment in a woman’s life. It’s a future without antibiotics. This might read like the plot of science fiction novel - but there is genuine fear that the world is heading into a post-antibiotic era. The World Health Organization has warned that “many common infections will no longer have a cure and, once again, could kill unabated”. The US Centers of Disease Control has pointed to the emergence of “nightmare bacteria”.

Some bacteria are becoming resistant to our best drugs And the chief medical officer for England Prof Dame Sally Davies has evoked parallels with the “apocalypse”. Antibiotics kill bacteria, but the bugs are incredibly wily foes. Once you start treating them with a new drug, they find ways of surviving. New drugs are needed, which they then find ways to survive. Deadly As long as new drugs keep coming, resistance is not a problem. But there has not been a new class of antibiotics discovered since the 1980s. This is now a war, and one we are in severe danger of losing.

Antibiotics are more widely used than you might think and a world without antibiotics would be far more dangerous. They made deadly infections such as tuberculosis treatable, but their role in healthcare is far wider than that. Surgery that involves cutting open the body poses massive risks of infection. Courses of antibiotics before and after surgery have enabled doctors to perform operations that would have been deadly before. Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiotherapy can damage the immune system. A course of antibiotics is prescribed to provide a much-needed boost alongside your body’s own defences. Anyone with an organ transplant faces a lifetime of drugs to suppress the immune system, otherwise it attacks the transplant, so antibiotics are used to protect the body. “It’s a pretty grim future, I think a lot of major surgery would be seriously

threatened,” said Prof Richard James from the University of Nottingham. “I used to show students pictures of people being treated for tuberculosis in London - it was just a row of beds outside a hospital, you lived or you died - the only treatment was fresh air.” And this, he says, is what running out of drugs for tuberculosis would look like in the future. But this is all in the future isn’t it? “My lab is seeing an increasing number of resistant strains year on year,” said Prof Neil Woodford, from the Health Protection Agency’s antimicrobial resistance unit. (from the wires)

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Smart broadband postpaid base grows 132% in 2012 The broadband postpaid business of wireless leader Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) grew a staggering 132% in the past year due to increased uptake of its new offers an executive said Wednesday. According to Smart Broadband Internet and Data Services Head Lloyd Manaloto, the unprecedented demand for new mobile internet devices (MIDs), particularly tablets, under its new “FlexiSurf ” line of postpaid plans helped Smart Bro achieve its highest growth numbers ever. “The public’s reception to FlexiSurf has just been unbelievable –we really hit a sweet spot,” said Manaloto. “FlexiSurf enables Filipinos to enjoy the hottest gadgets with the best mobile Internet connectivity at prices they can afford,” he said. Launched in May 2012, Smart Bro FlexiSurf is the first mobile broadband offer of its kind in the Philippines as it gives subscribers

the option to avail of the most hotly-anticipated laptops and tablets on a 0% interest, 24-month instalment scheme without need of a credit card. The Google Nexus 7 tablet, dubbed the best Android tablet in the world by popular USbased site Lifehacker. com, for example, is available at 0% interest for less than P600 a month for 24 months with a Smart Bro Flexisurf Pocket WiFi Plan 599. Manaloto continues that SmartBro FlexiSurf also accounted for 40% of Smart Bro’s total activations. “We expect to exceed our growth targets for this year with new devices joining the fold and with the continued expansion of Smart LTE,” Manaloto said. Available in Plans 3500, 1749, and 1299, Smart LTE is the Philippines’ first commercially-available Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband service. The to page 10


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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Overhaul of Ormoc slaughterhouse pushed ORMOC CITY- Before his last term ends, Mayor Eric Codilla makes sure that when he steps down this June 30, the city’s incomegenerating facilities are in place. One of which is the city slaughterhouse that he aspires to acquire an “AA” accreditation from NMIS in order to extend services to nearby municipalities and cities and to provide clean and contaminantfree meat. After barely a decade of operation, the equipments of the then new city slaughterhouse became non-serviceable. This P 53million Ormoc City Slaughterhouse Complex in Barangay Macabug, this city was designed and built by AVM Engineering, an NMIS (National Meat Inspection Section) accredited slaughterhouse fabricator in 2003 and started its operation in 2004. Now that its target number of years of operation elapsed, Mayor Codilla wishes to replace the damaged equipments in order to continue supplying healthy and toxin-free meat. Under the management of City Vet-

erinary Office with the leadership of Dr. Amado Apoderado, the slaughterhouse is projected to upgrade to “AA” so as to extend services to other areas thus augmenting its income. Although for five years its income does not commensurate to the expenditures, Mayor Codilla pushes for its refurbishment for the sake of “service” to the constituents. While some of the equipments remain operational, most are subject for replacement that amounted to more or less 8-million pesos. These include the dehairing machine, hog elevator gear motor, hog splitter (Jarvis), brisket saw, cattle splitter, quartering saw, boiler rehabilitation with electrical panel box, electric stunner and many others. Dr. Apoderado is optimistic that the slaughterhouse renovation will push through prior to the election ban. He is looking forward of getting rid of the traditional way of operations and confident to restore the modern methods furthermore leveling up the figures remitted to the city’s pocket. (ELVIE ROMAN-ROA)

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Doc says ordinances should be properly implemented TACLOBAN CITY – Ordinances and laws are useful if they are implemented properly by authorities, said Dr. Raffy Viray, national manager of rabies prevention program. This was his reaction over questions of how important are ordinances crafted and approved to help them in their aim in achieving a zero rabies Philippines. “No matter how many ordinances are made, if they are not properly implemented, these will remain useless,” said Viray. “Citizens should also abide with these ordinances especially if these pertain to their safety and health,” he added. The official added that most ordinances state how it should be implemented and have guidelines which should be followed by people and

added that there are penalties and sanction that are to be imposed for those who will violate it. Leyte has recently approved the Responsible Dog and Feline ownership and Rabies Control and Prevention Ordinance authored by Board Member Ryan Lawrence Tiu which seeks for every pet owners to be responsible by ensuring that their pets receive proper care and have them vaccinated and register. The top official of the rabies control program of the government added that each ordinance pertaining to rabies control has corresponding funds which should be properly allocated by concern local government units. Viray also noted that the island municipality of Limasawa in Southern Leyte which was recently

awarded with the Rabies Free Zone award by the Department of Health has a pending ordinance which he had called for the members of the municipal council to immediately approve to support the award which was confer to them by the health agency. The ordinance in Limasawa, which is currently in the second reading right now, prohibits pet owners to bring dogs, cats and other rabies carrying animals to the island town if they are not able to present quarantine papers and documents stating that their pets are rabies free. “These should be passed immediately and other LGUs should also follow what Limasawa did,” he stressed. (ROEL

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Sunday, 17 March 2013

Holy Virgen’s Coronation of Prince & Princess 2013 By Bro. Odon Sabarre

The Holy Virgen of Salvacion Foundation College Inc. sponsored the Coronation of John Lloyd Rocabo and Christine Claire Abud as Winners of Prince and Princess 2013. Other winners were Jude Patrick Mondejar and Shannen Reese Herbito as Mr. and Miss Faith, Elisha Manuel Gallego and Jihanna Marcylie Jao as Mr. and Miss Hope, Kate Margarette Ramos as Miss Charity and Precious Charmel Separa as Miss Friendship. Past winners were Odon John Vincent Sabarre and Roselyn Beloy, Prince and Princess 2012. Dr. Conchita Merin, Founder and Director of the said college, welcomed and thanked all the participants, parents, teachers and guests for their support to all their laudable projects which aim in the pursuit of quality education and giving support to the needy. Special guest performers were the Dance Students of Bro. Odon Sabarre. This was held in Ritz Tower, Tacloban City.

Dr. Conchita Merin w/ Holy Virgen of Salvacion Foundation College’s Faculty members and Pageant Winners

Holy Virgen’s Princess and Prince 2013 Christine Claire Abud & John Lloyd Rocabo

Holy Virgen’s Princess and Prince 2012 Roselyn Beloy & Odon John Vincent Sabarre

Dr. Conchita Merin w/ Bro. Odon Sabarre

Shannen Reese Herbito & Jude Patrick Mondejar

Kate Margarette Ramos

Elisha Manuel Gallego & Jihanna Marcylie Jao

Precious Charmel Separa

The Emcee Milcah Villordon w/ Vincent Animos

Bro. Odon Sabarre’s dance students of Holy Virgen doing the Gamnam style


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