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Incumbent EV solons reelected

By: JOEY A. GABIETA

TAC L O BA N CITY- All incumbent congressmen from the region get fresh terms during last Monday’s midterm elections with only Northern Samar Rep. Raul Daza’s fate remains hanging. And of the 11 reelected congressmen, only Samar Rep. Milagrosa Tan (second district) has yet to be proclaimed by the provincial board of canvassers though her winning margin appears to be comfortable against her rival. Also, all the winning congressmen belong to the ruling Liberal Party save for Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez who is the president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats, Samar Rep. Tan (Nationalist People’s Coalition), Southern Leyte

Rep. Damian Mercado and Northern Samar Rep. Emil Ong, both from the National Unity Party. All the incumbent congressmen from Leyte won their respective reelection bid, namely, Romualdez(first d i s t ) ; S e r g i o Apostol(second dist); Andres Salvacion(third dist),Lucy Torres Gomez (fourth dist) and Jose Carlos Cari(fifth district). Romualdez, Apostol and Salvacion are to serve the last remaining of the three-term limit while Cari is to serve his second term. Gomez was stripped of her congressional seat by the Supreme Court earlier this year, in effect serving her first term as a congresswoman. Rep. Rogelio Espina also won on his second reelection bid for the lone congressional seat of Biliran province. In Samar, Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, who

is the LP secretary general, was proclaimed by the provincial board of canvassers past 8 p.m. last Thursday night with winning votes of 78,425 against his opponent, Arnold Tan for the province’s first congressional district. Tan (NPC), who was disqualified by the Commission on Elections on issue of residency, still managed to obtain 53,795 votes. Tan’s sister-in-law, Milagrosa, is on her way to poll victory again as Samar’s second congressional district for her second term. She is way ahead against her opponent, board member Eunice Babalcon (LP). Based on the Friday Councilor Stephany Uy -Tan made history as the first ever lady mayor of Catbalogan count of the Comelec, City,defeating a former mayor and a brother-in-law. With her is Vice Mayor Art Sherwin Gabon, her running-mate. (RICKY BAUTISTA) Tan has total votes of 66,878 against the 55,361 votes of Babalcon. The provincial board of canvassers though has yet to proclaim her as there are still areas within the con Tan, who finished the C A T B A L O G A N difference of 2,726 votes. gressional district that CITY -- This city’s top She also defeated for- Bachelor of Science in to page 3 councilor will be swap- mer mayor Jesus Redaja Business Administration ping post with her father who only managed to get (BSBA), also served as on June 30 after she was 15,536 votes. Uy-Tan be- city councilor from 2010finally proclaimed by the comes the first lady may- 2013, village chairwoman Commission on Elec- or of this newly-created from 2007-2010 and a member of various orgations (Comelec)Thursday city of Samar. She said that she plan nizations such as Philipas mayor-elect.   Liberal Party (LP) to continue the progress pine Councilors’ League mayoralty bet Stephany of the city, upgrade and (PCL), Girl Scout of the Uy – Tan, is the daugh- uplift the living condition Philippines (GSP Samar ter of the outgoing Mayor of its residents by provid- Council, WARAYA and Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy ing quality services on JCI organizations.  Incumbent Vice Mayand wife of reelected Sa- health, education, social or Art Sherwin Gabon mar Vice Governor Ste- and other related servic(LP), on the other hand, es. phen James Tan. “Together with the retained his post with Incidentally, the new mayor bested her broth- elected vice mayor, we his 21, 208 votes against er-in-law, Reynolds Tan (will) also focus on tour- his sole rival, former vice (Nationalist People’s Co- ism, arts and culture, and mayor Van Torrevillas alition). She obtained to- balance budget appropri- (NPC) with his 18, 173 tal votes of 21,739 against ation,” the newly elected votes. Tan’s 19,013 votes or a mayor added. to page 9

Comelec proclaims Catbalogan City’s first lady mayor-elect


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

NEWS

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Dominic proclaim as new Leyte governor, looks for a better relationship with Tacloban gov’t TACLOBAN CITY– Leopoldo Dominico “Dominic” Petilla was proclaimed by the provincial board of canvassers as the new governor of Leyte. He ran unopposed. The 48-year old new governor was proclaimed at 10 p.m.Thursday by the board of canvassers, chaired by Leyte elections supervisor Richard Alvin Japzon, after the town of Calubian was able to transmit their result at 8:10 p.m. Petilla garnered 394,243 votes while his

vice governor, outgoing board member Carlo Loreto, obtained 315,528 votes. The new governor of the province is the younger brother of former governor Carlos Jericho Petilla who is now the Secretary of the Department of Energy. “I would like to focus on economy of the province to compliment the projects that my brother did during his term,” Petilla said when asked what would be his priority programs. He added that if he

focuses on development and improving more the economy of the province, this would mean better relationship with its neighboring local government units that include Tacloban City. The provincial government has a hostile relationship with the government of Tacloban, a highly urbanized city (HUC) which is administratively independent from the former. “Even if you are now an HUC, you still need the help of other local government units to

Election of “Sambo” as vice mayor, good for Mayor Romualdez, aide said TACLOBAN CITYAfter proclaiming outgoing Councilor Jerry “Sambo” Yaokasin as the new vice mayor of this city, the information officer of the city government declares that she expect a good flow of legislative action at the Sangguniang Panlungsod for the next three years. City information officer Bernardita “Bering” Valenzuela said that they are happy that Mayor Alfred Romualdez won in the mayoralty race over out-going An Waray Representative Florencio “Bem” Noel who was endorsed by President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino thru an audio message in a rally. “We are happy of the

May 13 election. But it will be better if all of our lineup have been elected so that they can have the chance also to serve the Taclobanon,” Valenzuela said in an interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express. Valenzuela also said that she have already talked with Councilor Niel Glova who retained his position to be more supportive with the plans of the city government under Mayor Romualdez. “Yesterday, I congratulated Councilor Glova that he still retained his position in which I requested him to be more supportive to the plans of the city government in order to help the Taclobanon improved their lives,” Valenzuela said.

“In the next three years, I hope Councilor Glova will never oppose any of the plans of the city government of Tacloban just like what he did in the previous years,” Valenzuela added. Concerning the new vice mayor of this city, Valenzuela said that Yaokasin must have his own political adviser who can advise him with the right decisions and action as a vice mayor. “Sambo is a very religious person the same as Mayor Alfred who is also very religious with regards to their respected religion. That is why, I trust both of them that they will help each other for a better Tacloban,” Valenzuela said. “I hope that outgoing

compliment your economy; the city needs people from the province and the province needs Tacloban to grow. In that sense we both need each other to grow and both of us needs to grow,” Petilla said. Mayor Alfred Romualdez said that he is hoping that the city and the province under a new governor would enjoy a good relationship. Romualdez acted as wedding sponsor of the new governor.(ROEL AM-

AZONA

CCTVs now operational in Ormoc

ORMOC CITY- This city has now close circuit television (CCTV) cameras placed in strategic places within its city which is expected to minimize, if not rid out, occurrence of criminal acts as well as monitor disasters. The city government procured 37 CCTV units amounting to P7.9 million with some of these installed at various

points of the city. Councilor Jose Alfaro, the environment committee chairman, said the project is cityfunded. The CCTV cameras were installed at the public market, terminal, city plaza, superdome, bridges along the barangays of Alegria, Don Felipe Larrazabal and Lilo-an, the old and new city hall and Ahag Water Reservoir. Councilor Yaokasin will While some blind have a fair treatment spots will be included with his councilors once once these are already he is seated in his new position as the vice mayor of Tacloban,” Valenzuela between Vice Mayorelect Yaokasin added. In the last term of Mayor and Mayor Alfred (RYAN Romualdez, Valenzuela is Romualdez. expecting that there would GABRIEL L. ARCENAS) be a strong partnership

in place. Melchezedec Yap, the division head of Information Technology Division, said that the IT provides technical supervision as the transmission of these CCTV cameras to the main control is on a wireless mode. The rescue group undertakes the 24hour monitoring and recording at their office that is at the rooftop of the new city hall.(ELVIE ROMANROA)


Saturday, 18 May 2013

NEWS

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INTERVIEW:

On the issue of online petition against Bishop Cantillas, SJC

Photo of the SJC High School campus stage before it was demolished recently. Said demolition also earned the ire from the alumni and students online, recalling their fond memories of the old structure. Photo courtesy of Josephinians. (An excerpt e-mail students the best from the good and qualified teachinterview with Fr. Oscar school and not in view of ers to stay. RR: A certain sector is Cadayona, Saint Joseph any other thing. The bishop is sensitive pushing for Bishop CanCollege (SJC)-vice president for academics and to the needs of the grow- tillas to vacate his post in executive pastor of Maa- ing number of students Maasin Diocese. What’s sin City Cathedral, amid enrolled in SJC every year. your view on this? What’s allegations against Bishop Crowded classrooms and your/his message to those Precioso Cantillas of the holding classes on play- critics around? FC: I’ve not heard that diocese of Maasin. Can- ground areas within the tillas faces a petition by campus are not conducive there is a sector that wants Bishop Cantillas out of the certain groups who ac- to learning. Who owns the school is Diocese. If there is one, I cuses him of “mismanagement” and “commer- the one who decides what don’t know what is the bacialization” of the SJC, to do with it with the co- sis. It is unfair to judge a the biggest private col- operation of PTA. Again, lege school in Southern what the school does is for person based on hearsays. He has all the support of the students and teachers. Leyte.) RR: Some parents are the clergy and the lay faithRonald Reyes (RR): There is a clamor on the accusing the bishop of ful who know by hearts social media accusing pushing 50% tuition hike what are all these things Bishop Cantillas of “mis- via miscellaneous fees for. He has not only initimanagement” and “lack without proper consulta- ated renewal of the life of of sensitivity” by tearing tion from the concerned the faithful (and also of down old structures in Parent- Teacher Associa- the clergy), but also initiSJC campus in the guise tion (PTA). Do we already ated reforms at all levels of commercializing the have an application on (material to spiritual) of areas there. What’s the this at the Commission his responsibilities as SJC real score on this? What’s on Higher Education president and as bishop of the definite plan of the (CHED)? Is the bishop re- Maasin. Where can you find a SJC administration for ally serious on this move? school whose authorities coming up with the said Why? FC: Let’s be clear in this allow a parent to make demolition of structures? Fr. Cadayona (FC): I’d matter. The bishop just ap- countless promissory notes like to invite those people proved for submission to just to make her/his son or saying that the school is Department of Education daughter take the exams? In Cebuano, kungangmismanaged to come and (DepEd) what was the rek ah oy d ag h ang bung a , see for themselves how sult of the meeting/conis SJC doing now so far. sultation with the parents. daghanangmobatoniini What they will see and If some would say that the (Men will only throw hear from students and consultation was not prop- stones at trees that are ladteachers will speak how erly done, I think “the min- en with fruit)! This is how I well managed the school utes of the meeting” can see it today in the situation is generally based on our attest to it that the consul- of our dear bishop. RR: Can you share tation was done. present resources. This increase is for the some highlights in the The new structures seen at present are al- quality education of pu- administration of Bishop ways in view of giving to pils or students and for the Cantillas?

FC: For the first time in the diocese, a year after his arrival, a Diocesan Pastoral Assembly (DPA) took place to assess the Christian Life and how to renew and deepen it. It was followed by DPA I, II, III and on the 10th anniversary of his installation as the second Bishop of Maasin, the First Diocesan Synod of the Diocese was celebrated. Diocesan gatherings have been done to awaken the faith of the faithful. Because of such activities, I believe, the Catholic population rose from 88% in 1995 to 92% in 2010 (based on our studies). Religious priests, sisters and brothers start coming to the diocese. An orphanage was constructed in SJC extension. A hostel was also constructed for those youth displaced by the landslide. The clergy this time has their own pension and health care program. The Diocesan Social Action Center is very visible in its social apostolate. As regards SJC, the new college building was completed. He built the vocational training for the out of school youth. When I was the campus ministry director, I asked the bishop to provide us a retreat house for the students. That day he sent workers to a place near the seashore to build such simple retreat house called “Shalom”. He opened and welcomed Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) short-term courses. He improved the facilities of the computer courses and recently the Hotel and

Restaurant Management (HRM) courses. All courses are now CHED recognized courses. There are 300 working studentsscholars in SJC. The bishop is the one responsible of making the SJC as an educative family. The parents and students’ recollections and retreats are institutionalized. There are many more things you can see if you visit SJC. And thanks to the visionary leader of the school and the diocese, Bishop Cantillas. It is sad that social media makes SJC and the Diocese of Maasin appears bad. RR: What’s the truth on the allegations that you “reported and submitted to the local police the print-outs of the dissenting comments from the members of the Facebook social media that has gone viral?” FC:Only less than ten

libelous statements. Only! Dissenting comments not included because we are free to disagree. Those only who are threatening his life and assassinating his character. But we are ready to forgive always. On Wednesday (May 15, 2013), Bishop Cantillas has sent a phone message to this writer after the latter’s previous attempts of getting his side through various channels, saying: “ Fr. Oca [Cadayona ] has made the statements for my side more than enough to set the records straight for those who are sincerely wanting to know the truth. People who would think otherwise are entitled to their minds but not to the extent of destroying other people’s name. Anyway, I leave the matter to God....” As of this writing, Fr. Cadayona said that the SJC Alumni Association has yet to issue an official statement regarding the issues.

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dist) was also proclaimed Thursday night obtaining 71,533 votes against his opponent, Vice Gov. Ram Uy who only garnered 46,988 votes or a difference of 24,545 votes. Meantime, veteran politician Rep. Raul Daza (first dist) continues to fight for his political life against Harlin Abayon (NUP). Daza, who once served as president of the LP, is trailing his rival base on the Comelec results. Daza has only about 66,545 votes against Abayon’s 68,667 votes or a mere difference of 2,122 votes.

from page 1 has yet to transmit their data like the city of Catbalogan which has a voting population of 60,532. In Eastern Samar, Rep. Ben Evardone also won on his second bid as the lone congressional district of the province against third-termer Guiuan Mayor Annaliza Kwan. Evardone garnered 113,346 votes against Kwan’s 102,276 votes or a difference of 11,070 votes. He was proclaimed as winner past six p.m. Thursday. In Northern Samar, Rep. Emil Ong (second


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OPINION

Leyte Samar Daily Express

Saturday, 18 May 2013

EDITORIAL

The aftermath of the 2013 Elections

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ays after the 2013 midterm elections, Filipinos generally were surprised by the results that mostly brought back to power political families and incumbents. While some people were yearning for change and freshness in the political scene, somehow things have altered the voters’ minds before the actual moment. Majority did not want to gamble with their votes; they wanted to be sure that their votes will go to the right candidates who will continue to make a difference, leaders who are better choices. Even the President’s endorsement was not an assurance of winning. The President from the start of his term has campaigned of ridding the government of corruption; his fight for “matuwid na daan” became a gauge in selecting candidates. The amount of money given did not mat-

ter to voters anymore. They accepted from all candidates regardless of their party affiliation or support. With allegations of massive and rampant vote -buying and selling, people were asked why they took the money given to them by both camps, most of those who were interviewed shared that it is only during election time that they are able to get back some of the taxes they paid to government. For those who are non-taxpayers, they claimed that election time is sharing time of wealth possessed by a few in society. With allegations of all sorts of election-related shenanigans before and even during Election Day, no amount of political tactics could change the reality that people have become to page 5

On survival and victory Two quotes strike my mind whenever I think of the 2013 Election Day. Harry Crews, an American novelist once said: “Survival is Triumph enough.” Another famous American essayist and poet, Ralph Waldo Emerson also declared, “Wherever work is done, victory is attained.” These are beautiful quotations that brought to mind my experiences of the recent elections and my own analysis of its results. It is quite a sweet feeling to relish the outcome of the electoral exercise especially that I was on the thick of interactions in the social media network, the super and inexorable Facebook. Almost every-

one is in FB, children, teenagers, adults, men and women, oldies, professionals and all. It was one of the medium used by people to convey thoughts, ideas, and information to friends and foes alike. It was a good place to learn the latest gossips and is-

sues and to comment on them. Harry Crews has aptly summarized it in one statement, survival is triumph enough. The recent electoral exercise was one of the dirtiest and difficult elections to hurdle. It was not only a battle of resources,

money and machinery; it was a tactical battle – quite difficult to win, or triumph. One did not know where to expect the bullets to come from. With money being waged and used to buy influence, it was seemingly hard for a candidate to fight back. The first blows that were felt by the public were the intimidation and harassment employed, followed by the visit of the Presidential sister who openly accepted that she was sent to help and endorse one of his brother’s friends and to make Taclobanons know that help is

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OPINION

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Tongues as of fire

“When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” (Acts 2: 1-4) Tonight clergy, religious sisters, lay faithful and members of faith communities including media practitioners in certain areas within the Archdiocese of Palo will gather in accord to commemorate the coming of the Advo-

cate (the Paraclete) whom Jesus said God the Father will send upon the apostles after He ascends to Heaven. They will be re-experiencing the same empowering that happened that Day of the Pentecost, by way of a Vigil slated this evening till the early morning of May 19 at the Tacloban Astrodome. Called in other Bible versions as Comforter, others Helper, others still Counselor, the Advocate which is the Holy Spirit, as the Bible spoke, indeed descended upon the apostles and the Blessed Mother who were then gathered in the upper room on the day of Pentecost. Then they began to speak in different languages as the Spirit enabled them to speak. This is analogous to that written in

the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians which says, “There is diversity of gifts, but the Spirit is the same. There is the diversity of ministries, but the Lord is the same. There is diversity of works, but the same God works in all.” Although in recent times, accounts about the physical presence of this so-called “cloven tongues of fire” actually pouring down upon the faithful are nil, there are parallel chronicles of the shrouding of the Holy Spirit upon the believers. These tongues of fire, believed to be imagery of the Holy Spirit, come upon the faithful and inspire them with various gifts. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, it is told that “the gifts of the Holy Spirit are permanent disposition which make us docile in following divine inspirations, which are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety and fear of the Lord.” The Holy Spirit is also said manifested by the fruits that faithful bear in himself, namely “charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity,

Vote-Buying

Vote- buying was so rampant in the last elections. There is vote buying from all over the country from Batanes to Jolo. The amount used in vote buying ranges from ₱ 500 to ₱ 5, 000 per voter. It has become part of the election strategy that without it no candidate can expect to win. It is sad to note that the Philippine elections is now for the rich and famous without any more consideration of the qualifications of the candidate as to competence, honesty and integrity. Philippine politics is getting worse. Gone are the days that winning an

elective position is based on intellectual competence and character. This writer is not surprised why we have so many elective officials who have no competence to hold high government positions and who are corrupt because they want to recover what they have spent in the last elections. The result is ghost projects, substandard roads and bridges, school buildings and ports. In Region 8, vote buying is so rampant in all parts of the region, especially in the 3 provinces of Samar. A candidate for Congressman or Governor has to spend, a minimum of ₱ 2, 000 per voter. How in

heaven can he recover that money if he will only rely on the salary and rata of his position. Its not easy now a days to win for an elective position. A candidate for councilor in a small town has to spend nearly ₱ 1 million to win the elections. How much more for the position of Mayor, Congressman, or Governor. In Northern Samar, vote buying is so rampant that fake money were circulated to fool the people that a certain candidate is giving ₱ 5,000 per voter. Philippine elections is a sham, it does not reflect the true will and sentiment of the people but it is the value of money that makes the candidate win. To solve this problem, let us abolish the PDAF of Congressmen and Senators. Let’s see if the candidates will still buy votes. Let us provide the funding to the proper government agency in charge of such projects. Our elective officials are only wasting the money of the government.

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educated voters; they are now more empowered to sift or filter information. They also have learned from lessons of the past where they have been victims of false promises. Candidates who promised to give more after casting votes did not make it. People do not believe in promises anymore. Unless P-Noy and his successors will be able to weed out graft and corruption in the country, vote selling and buying will not be stopped. People will take advantage of candidates. And unless all candidates will gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity.” Catholic catechism describes the “fruits of the Holy Spirit” as “perfections formed in us as the first fruits of eternal glory.” In one Bible Diary it is stated, (On Pentecost, which is tomorrow in this year) “the Church sings out the ancient prayer, ‘Come Holy Spirit!’ We pray that we might experience today the vitality, enthusiasm and courage of the early Church, and that our efforts to evangelize this troubled world of our will meet with the same success as those who felt the strong rushing wind of the Holy Spirit on the day of the Pentecost.” It continued with the hope that the people “open themselves to the gift of the Holy Spirit by praying with great fervor, ‘Come, Holy Spirit.’” Rev. Fr. Amadeo Corpuz Alvero, chairman of the Archdiocese of Palo Commission on Social Communications, stressed, “The Archbishop wants us to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of our Archdiocese of Palo as Diocese through the Holy Spirit guiding us towards Holiness.” He added, “We allow the Holy Spirit to make us holy so that we can become true communicators of holiness to others.” He said, this Pentecost Vigil is “an occasion for all of us to experience the power of the Holy Spirit

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sign and observe strictly a covenant never to buy votes, the picture and circumstances will never change. Results show that people have changed; they already know the value and power of their votes. Terrorism and all forms of intimidations do not work anymore. Candidates who resorted to such were clearly shown that freedom of choice is sweeter

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than imposed loyalties. Thanks to the social media and the press who have helped changed the minds and perception of the public, real democracy worked. People are no longer influenced by mudslinging and other forms of dirty tactics. It can be seen in the race among councilors where the best in the opposition ticket made it to the line-up.

May 18, 2013 - Saturday, 7th Week of Easter Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Ps 11; Jn 21:20-25

THE BELOVED DISCIPLES As Peter followed Jesus, he turned around and noticed that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following (the one who had leaned against Jesus’ chest during the supper and said, “Lord, which one will hand you over?”). Seeing him, Peter was prompted to ask Jesus, “But Lord, what about him?” “Suppose I want him to stay until I come,” Jesus replied, “how does that concern you? Your business is to follow me.” This is how the report spread among the brothers that this disciple was not going to die. Jesus never told him, as a matter of fact, that the disciple was not going to die; all he said was, “Suppose I want him to stay until I come. (How does that concern you)?” It is this same disciple who is the witness to these things; it is he who wrote them down and his testimony, we know, is true. There are still many other things that Jesus did, yet if they were written about in detail, I doubt there would be room enough in the entire world to hold the books to record them.

IT IS OUR TURN Has any of us known a secret Christian? No. Because, if it had been a secret, how come you or me know it? There can be no Secret Christian. If you are a husband, you will never be content until you have told your wife and family about Jesus Christ. And if you are a parent, I am sure you will be eager to make the Gospel known to your children. It is a great and holy fire that will burn and not smoulder. The story about Jesus Christ will be told until the end of time by his witnesses. St. Paul, though a prisoner in Rome for two years before his execution, “welcomed all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ” (Acts 28:30-31). John the Evangelist ends his Gospel saying that, “This is the disciple who is bearing witness to these things, and who has written these things; and we know that his testimony is true” (Jn 21:24). It is now our turn to witness to Christ in our own time. For we too live the same risen life as the first Christians did, and we live by the same Spirit of Jesus. We have kept the memoirs and letters of the Apostles as an eternal reminder of that early and fresh faith, which spread like wildfire throughout the known world. We too are carriers of that fire. It is a great privilege to bear witness to the living Christ, a privilege not given to angels in heaven because they cannot bear witness to Christ’s saving power. They have no experience of salvation because they were never sinners, but we who were once sinners, have been saved by Jesus, and therefore we have the exalted privilege of witnessing to Christ the Saviour, both in word and deed. (His Word is Life by Vima Dasan, S.J., published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. #321-31-95) Sower’s Thought: “The whole humankind, all peoples, times and events are beneficiaries of the Queen of Apostles’ apostolate. Mary is living in heaven, body and soul, just as is Jesus Christ, in order to continue the apostolate. We can liken the Blessed Virgin’s apostolate to the sun: it radiates salutary rays of light, heat and well-being.” -Blessed James Alberione, SSP, S.Th.D., Founder of the Pauline Family


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Leyte Samar Daily Express Republic of the Philippines ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROJECTS OF LEYTE 2 ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO II) DISTRIBUTION DEV’T PLAN 2016, WITH MOTION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY ERC CASE No. ___________ LEYTE II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO II), x-------------------------------------------------x

Applicant,

APPLICATION COMES NOW, applicant LEYTE II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. hereinafter referred to as LEYECO II for brevity, through the undersigned counsel, and unto this Honorable Commission, most respectfully files this application for the approval of Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Projects under its Distribution Development Plan for the year 2016, and in support thereof states as follows: THE APPLICANT: 1. The applicant, LEYECO II is a non-stock, non-profit Electric Cooperative duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the Presidential Decree 269, as amended, with capacity to sue and be sued, represented in this instance by its Officer-in-Charge, Ma. Rosario Cumpio-Avestruz, whose authority emanates from the LEYECO II Board Resolution No. 323-12-2012 and duly confirmed by the National Electrification Administration (NEA), copy of said resolution and confirmation are hereto attached as Annex “A” and “B”. 2. Applicant’s principal office address is at LEYECO II Building, Real Street, Sagkahan District, Tacloban City, Leyte, where it may be served with summons and other legal processes. 3. Applicant’s representative, Officer-in-Charge, Ma. Rosario Cumpio-Avestruz, has been authorized to file this application per Board Resolution No. 111-03-2013 copy of which is hereto attached as Annex “C”. 4. Herein applicant is the exclusive franchise holder issued by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to operate an electric light and power services in the cities/municipalities of the Province of Leyte, namely: Tacloban City, Palo and Babatngon. A copy of LEYECO II’s Certificate of Franchise is hereto attached as Annex “D”. NATURE AND LEGAL BASIS OF APPLICATION: 5. Under Section 43 (f) (v) of Republic Act No. 9136 known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 provides that -“Any significant operating costs or project investments of the TRANSCO and distribution utility which shall become part of the rate base shall be subject to verification by the ERC to ensure that the contracting and procurement of the equipment, assets and services have been subjected to transparent and accepted industry procurement and purchasing practices to protect the public interest”. 6. With the mandate under EPIRA Law, the Honorable ERC promulgated Resolution No. 13, series of 2009, adopting the Guidelines to Govern the Submission, Evaluation, and Approval of Electric Capital Projects. 7. Pursuant to the foregoing ERC guideline, and function of Distribution Utilities to provide distribution services and connections to its system for any end-user within its franchise area consistent with the distribution code, as spelled-out in Section 23, (parag.1), of R.A. no. 9136, herein applicant LEYECO II had previously filed a Five Year (2011-2015) Capital Expenditure under its Distribution Development Plan, which the same is now pending at ERC for approval. 8. The Honorable ERC through its Resolution No. 20, Series of 2011 had revise the timelines for the filing of multi-year (2011-2016 for 1st entrant group) CAPEX applications under the amended CAPEX Rules to coincide with the timelines for the filing of applications under the Tariff Glide Path (TGP) Rules. 9. This CAPEX filing is intended to complete the Six Years Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) from 2011-2015 & to 2016. 10. To coincide with the timelines for the filing of applications under the Tariff Glide Path (TGP) Rules, herein Applicant LEYECO II is respectfully filing for approval by the Honorable Commission its Capital Expenditure Projects (CAPEX) under Distribution Development Plan 2016 with Total Cost of Sixty Five Million Four Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty Three Pesos (Php65,485,853.00), copy of which is hereto attached as Annex “E”. STATEMENT OF FACTS OF LEYECO II’s DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM 11. From the very start of its founding, LEYECO II had three (3) coverage or franchise areas, namely: City of Tacloban, Municipality of Palo, and Municipality of Babatngon, Leyte, with a total of 5,840 members and 7,830 active connections. 12. Five years after LEYECO II’s founding, its total number of consumers increased by 243% or 14, 193 consumers, while active connections grew by 213% or a total of 16, 671. Potential number of households for connection was estimated at 32,500. A total of 39 barrios were served by 106.496 km primary lines and 148.656 km secondary lines which were already in place and energized at that time. 13. In 2009, a total of 10.2 km lines were installed to ensure electricity will be available to the populace within the franchise area. Presently, the total circuit km length is 1,338.85 km with 791.67 km of primary lines and 546.58 km of secondary lines. LEYECO II has three (3) substations located at: Sagkahan with 2-10MVA power transformers serving feeders 1,2 & 5; Campetic with 10 MVA power transformer serving 7, 8 & 9; and Abucay with 20 MVA power transformer serving feeders 3,4, & 6. However, due to increasing load of Campetic substation, feeder 7 was moved to Abucay substation and tapped to feeder 6. 14. Evaluation of existing distribution system of applicant, LEYECO II showed that, from the 24-year capacity analysis made, the total capacity of the its distribution system will be 70.4% by the year 2013 to 183.74% by the year 2034, which means that the performance criteria pegged at 70% of the maximum rated capacity will be breached by the year 2013, hence, the need to increase capacity. 15.

Safety-wise, some parts of LEYECO II distribution were

Saturday, 18 May 2013 found lacking in safety devices. Hence, the installation of reclosers as means of protection of these parts is called for. 16. During simulations, it showed that at some secondary lines and at specific hours, the power quality delivered to the system is low. No issues were found for primary lines. Several considerations included in the development plan were proposed for the correction of these voltage problems. 17. Likewise, reliability is a main concern in all the feeders covered by the utility. There are no reclosers installed along midstream of the feeder lines. Moreover, the distance from NGCP substation and the length of these lines is a cause of the delay of the response to line faults. LEYECO II substations are strategically located along the length of the 69KV lines of NGCP, and acquisition of such sub-transmission line, pursuant to Sec. 8, parag.3, R.A. 9136, will be a major asset for the utility in addressing the power outages. 18. LEYECO II has consistently been within the system loss cap. For several years, it has benefited from a low system’s loss. These proposed improvements under the herein attached Capital Expenditures Projects will try to improve further the system’s performance by achieving a single digit system’s loss. SALIENT FEATURES OF CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROJECTS OF LEYECO II’s DISTRIBUTION DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2016 19. From the present state of LEYECO II’s distribution system, as exposed during evaluation through simulation process, Applicant has sets its target of improvements laid down in LEYECO II’s proposed Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Projects of its Distribution Development Plan 2011-2015 and is extended in this CAPEX 2016 (please see Annex E). LEYECO II’s Distribution Development Plan (DDP) aims to meet the performance standard criteria required under Philippine Distribution Code (PDC) and the safety standards of the Philippine Electrical Code (PDC) up to the year 2016, to wit: a. Capacity: It aims to maintain the 70% loading of the maximum rated capacity of its substations, lines and distribution transformers; b. Safety: its aims to provide adequate protection for all parts of the system. Installation of protective devices to sense maximum and minimum fault currents in the entire system; c. Power Quality: It aims to maintain long duration voltage variations within 0.9 to 1.1 of the nominal voltage. Voltage unbalance should have a maximum of 2.5% of the net of the unbalance caused by the transmission system; d. Reliability: It aims to limit its SAIDI at maximum of 45 hours/ customer-year, and SAIFI at maximum of 20 customer-interruptions/ customer-year; e. Efficiency: It aims not to exceed the 13% system loss cap, and even lower its system’s loss to a single digit mark. 20. To achieve the above enumerated target improvements up to 2016, Applicant LEYECO II is proposing Network Projects under this DDP 2016, amounting to Php65,485,853.00, to wit: a. Load Growth/Capacity Requirement: CAP-001: CAPEX for Distribution Transformer b. System Reliability: SRC-002: Primary Distribution Line Installation, Extension, and refurbishment SRC-003: Secondary Line Installation and Extension SRC-004: Requisition of Secondary Service Drops and Metering Equipment for New Customers 21. With the implementation of aforementioned network CAPEX projects for 2016, the Applicant is expecting the following outcome: a. Sustained the systems performance level within or even above that of standard criteria under Phil. Distribution Code and safety standard of the Phil. Electrical code, up the year 2016; b. Capacity Project CAP-001 will improve the power flexibility, provide additional capacity, and relieve existing overloaded distribution transformers. It will also provide sufficient and reliable power supply in the whole coverage area of LEYECO II and will serve as additional capacity for future development up to 2016; c. System Reliability Project SRC-002 will install, extend and refurbish Primary Distribution Lines in the LEYECO II coverage area, in anticipation of foreseen/forecasted developments (at about 3.5% load growth) within the LEYECO II franchise area. This project will answer the needs for the growth required in the coverage area up to the year 2016; d. System Reliability Project SRC-003 will install, extend and refurbish Second Distribution Lines in the LEYECO II coverage area, in anticipation of growing number of customers applying for electrical power connections yearly (3.5% load growth) up to the year 2016. This project will provide more reliable and sufficient power supply throughout the coverage area of LEYECO II and will be used for future development; e. System Reliability Project SRC-004 will acquire and install Secondary Service Drops, Metering Equipment and accessories within the system in anticipation of yearly increasing number of new consumers applying for new electrical power connections, up to the year 2016. 22. The aforementioned CAPEX Projects under LEYECO II’s Distribution Development Plan (DDP) 2016 would entail budgetary requirement from Reinvestment Fund for Sustainable Capital Expenditures (RFSC), amounting to the following: Summary of Budgetary Requirement of DDP 2016: PROJECT DESCRIPTION Load Growth/Capacity Requirement Project, CAP-001, CAPEX for Dist. Transformers System Reliability, SRC-002, Primary Dist. Line Installation, Extension & Refurbishment System Reliability, SRC-003, Secondary Line Installation and Extension System Reliability, SRC-004, Requisition of Secondary Service Drops & Metering Equipment For new customers TOTAL

CAPEX (Php) 15,805,989.00 21,082,063.00 10,691,274.00 17,906,527.00 65,485,853.00

23. Herein applicant LEYECO II submits that the approval of herein attached CAPEX Projects under its Distribution Development Plan 2016, would work to the best interest of its consumers with respect to capacity and system reliability and at a least cost of electric power delivery to consumers, hence, this application pursuant to ERC Resolution no. 13, series of 2006; ERC Resolution no. 26, series of 2009; ERC Resolution no. 20, series of 2011; Rule 20 (C) of the ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure; and other pertinent rules and regulations. CAPEX PROJECTS’ RATE IMPACT ON LEYECO II’S OVERALL RATES 24. The financial strength and viability of the electric cooperative has always been the strongest backbone of its technical programs’ real-

ization and advancement. One among the visions of LEYECO II is to provide the least cost effective rate for its member consumers. On the other hand, managing the day-to-day operations of distribution utility at required standards of capacity, safety, quality, reliability and efficiency would certainly entail costs. Thus, the financial aspect of this Distribution Development Plan 2016, hopes to convey a balance between overall good and efficient service, and least cost effective rate. Thus, with Total CAPEX Plan Project Cost of Php65,485,853.00, the cash flow, computed RFSC and rate impact analysis are explained herein. 25. CASH FLOW WITH ERC APPROVED RFSC. A calculation of the Revenue from the RFSC using the current ERC approved RFSC of 0.1518 per kWh reflects a gross cash outflow or deficit of P40.2M (Table 6.3.1) for the year 2016, after considering its annual amortizations of loans arising from the CAPEX Plan of 2011 to 2015 and of 2016, and the CAPEX Plan approval fee of 75% for every P100 of the projects’ cost. Please note that the approval fee is based only on the annual amortization cost and not on the total project cost. The coop has no current existing loan for CAPEX although per initial CAPEX Plan 2011 to 2015 a loan resulting to a P64.6M annual amortization is considered on the computation. The total project cost that will be incurred for the period inclusive of approval fee is P74.1M. Table6.3.1 CALCULATION OF NET REVENUE FOR CAPEX (RFSC Approved by ERC) Particulars

2016

TOTALS

ERC Approved RFSC

0.1518

Total Forecasted Sales (in kwhr)

223,405,850.43

223,405,850.43

Sales Revenue from RFSC (in Pesos)

33,913,008.10

33,913,008.10

NEA Loan 2011-2015 CAPEX PLAN

64,552,878.01

64,552,878.01

NEA Loan 2016

9,026,154.73

9,026,154.73

Total Loan Amortization for CAPEX

73,579,032.75

73,579,032.75

551,842.75

551,842.75

74,130,875.49

74,130,875.49

(40,217,867.40)

(40,217,867.40)

CAPEX Approval Fee (75% per P100) Total CAPEX PROJECT COST NET CASH FLOW Inflow/ (Outflow)

Note: Currently, there are no existing loans incurred for CAPEX Project. However, an application for loan for the initially submitted CAPEX Plan 2011-2015 may arise as shown in the above computation under NEA Loan 2011-2015. 26. RATE IMPACT ANALYSIS. Considering that there is only one year for rate impact analysis the method used to simplify presentation using the Microsoft Excel application is the What-if Analysis Goal seek. Result of this analysis is shown in Table 6.4.1. This method allows computing a rate that will result to a zero cash flow at the end of year 2016 using the given 2016 data such as the forecasted sales in kWhr, current RFSC rate of P0.1518, and the loan amortizations from CAPEX Plan 2011-2015 and 2016. Table 6.4.1 RATE IMPACT ANALYSIS: ERC Approved RFSC Required RFSC Increase in RFSC

0.1518 0.3318 0.1800

118.59%

2016

TOTALS

Particulars Required RFSC Total Forecasted Sales (in kwhr) Sales Revenue (in Pesos) Total CAPEX Plan Cost to Customers

0.3318 223,405,850.43

223,405,850.43

74,130,875.49

74,130,875.49

74,130,875.49

74,130,875.49

-

-

NET CASH FLOW Inflow/(Outflow)

27. NEW RFSC. The Required RFSC from Rate Impact Analysis (Table 6.5.1) should be the new RFSC to implement the projects herein this plan. Table Error! No text of specified style in document..2 NEW RFSC RATE YEAR

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

ERC Approved NEW RFSC Rate RFSC (Php/kwhr) (Php/kwhr)

0.1518 0.1518 0.1518 0.1518 0.1518 0.1518

0.2937 0.2937 0.2937 0.2937 0.2937 0.3318

Increase/(Decrease) in RFSC (Php/kwhr)

0.1419 0.1419 0.1419 0.1419 0.1419 0.1800

28. CASHFLOW WITH THE NEW RFSC. The Cash flow using the New RFSC (Table 6.6) results on a zero cash-flow at the end of year 2016 while meeting its capital project requirements through debt servicing in a period of fifteen (15) years. Table 6.6.1 CASH FLOW WITH THE NEW RFSC RATE 2016 Particulars NEW RFSC

2016

TOTALS

0.3318

Total Forecasted Sales (in kWh)

223,405,850.43

223,405,850.43

Sales Revenue from RFSC (in Pesos)

74,130,875.49

74,130,875.49

Total CAPEX PROJECT COST

74,130,875.49

74,130,875.49

-

-

NET CASH FLOW Inflow/(Outflow)


NEWS/NOTICES

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Table 6.6.2 CASH FLOW WITH THE NEW RFSC RATE 2011-2015 Particulars

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

0.2949

0.2949

0.2949

0.2949

0.2949

Total Forecasted Sales (in kWh)

194,991,934.98

207,825,169.89

221,106,835.76

234,702,268.89

248,476,805.57

1,107,103,015.10

Sales Revenue from RFSC (in Pesos)

57,509,403.35

61,294,337.75

65,211,528.88

69,221,260.09

73,283,814.71

326,520,344.78

Total CAPEX PROJECT COST

65,304,068.96

65,304,068.96

65,304,068.96

65,304,068.96

65,304,068.96

326,520,344.78

NET CASH FLOW Inflow/(Outflow)

(7,794,665.61)

(4,009,731.21)

(92,540.07)

3,917,191.14

7,979,745.76

0.00

NEW RFSC

TOTALS

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tions of the application or petition and supporting documents and other evidences that applicant or petitioner has submitted and the comments or opposition filed by any interested person, if there be any. (Emphasis ours) 35. Evidently, there is a sufficient basis for the issuance of the Provisional Authority pending final approval of the instant Application, thus issuance of Provisional Authority is clearly imperative. PRAYER WHEREFORE, premises considered the Applicant LEYECO II respectfully and humbly prayed for this Honorable Commission that pending hearing, PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY be issued to Applicant LEYECO II, authorizing it to immediately implement the rate structure in this subject CAPEX Plan Projects specifically the New Reinvestment Fund for CAPEX Contribution (RFCC), and that after due notice and hearing, the instant APPLICATION BE DULY APPROVED. Other reliefs, just and equitable under the premises are likewise most respectfully prayed for.

Table 6.6.2 shows the Cash Flow of the New RFSC Rate as applied in the 2011-2015 CAPEX filing. Note that the RFSC Rate for 2011-2015 is at Php0.2949 while the New RFSC Rate for the year 2016 is Php0.3318 (as shown on Table 6.6.1).

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED. Tacloban City for Pasig City, this 6th day of May 2013.

COMPLIANCE WITH PRE-FILING REQUIREMENTS 29. LEYECO II has duly complied with the pre-filing requirements mandated under Rule 3, Section 4 (e) of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the EPIRA and as required in Section 2, rule 6, of ERC Rules of Practice and Procedure, by furnishing copies of the Application together with its supporting annexes and accompanying documents to the Sangguniang Bayan of Palo and Babatngon, Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tacloban City and Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte. It likewise publish the Application in its entirety in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, where the franchise area of Applicant LEYECO II is located.

ATTY. ROGELIO P. GULA Legal Counsel of LEYECO II LEYECO II Building, Real Street, Sagkahan District 6500 Tacloban City, Leyte Roll No. 48025; Lifetime IBP No. 07688; PTR No. 0276775 dtd 1/2/13 MCLE Compliance No. IV-0004539, dated 02/7/2012

30. In Support of the instant Application for the approval of the Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Projects of LEYECO II’s Distribution Development Plan 2016, Applicant herein further attaches the following documents to form as integral part hereof, to wit: Annex “F”

Certification issued by the Office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte attesting that their office was served a copy of the Application and its annexes;

Annex “G”

Certification issued by the Office of the Sangguniang Bayan of Palo attesting that their office was served a copy of the Application and its annexes;

Annex “H”

Certification issued by the Office of the Sangguniang Bayan of Babatngon attesting that their office was served a copy of the Application and its annexes;

Annex “I”

Certification issued by the Office of the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Tacloban City attesting that their office was served a copy of the Application and its annexes;

Annex “J”

Notarized Affidavit of Publication by local newspaper publishing company;

Annex “K”

Copy of the newspaper issue where the Application as published appeared;

Annex “L”

Letter to Environmental Management Bureau (EMB), Regional Office No.8 seeking approval of some CAPEX projects which needs environmental clearance;

Annex “M”

Sworn Statement that LEYECO II has caused the filing of an application for approval from concerned agency, notably, the Environmental Mgt. Bureau;

VERIFICATION and CERTIFICATION OF NON-FORUM SHOPPING That I, MA. ROSARIO C. AVESTRUZ, of legal age, Filipino, and with principal office address at the Main Office of Leyte II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO II), Real St., Sagkahan District, Tacloban City, after being sworn to in accordance with law, hereby depose and say: 1. That I am the incumbent OIC-General Manager of the application LEYECO II in the above-captioned case who is duly authorized to represent the Petitioner and file this Application by virtue of LEYECO II Board Resolution No. 323-12-2012 and Board Resolution No. 111-03-2013, hereto attached as Annex “A” & “C”, respectively. 2. I have caused the preparation and filing of this CAPEX Application. I have read the foregoing Application and I attest that the allegations therein are true and correct according to my own personal knowledge, information and belief, and the same is based on authentic records in my possession. 3. That I have not commenced any other action or proceeding involving the same issue and nor is any pending before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other tribunal or agency and should I learn thereafter that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or any other agency or tribunal, I undertake to promptly inform this Honorable Commission within five (5) days there from. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have affixed my signature this 6th day of May 2013 at Tacloban City.

MOTION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY 31. All the foregoing allegations are repleaded by reference in support of the instant Motion for the issuance of provisional authority; 32. Taking consideration of the ever increasing economic activities within the Franchise area of applicant, LEYECO II triggered perhaps by conversion of Tacloban into Highly Urbanized City, the increase of load demand yearly is eminent. Thus, LEYECO II is in dire need of additional capacity to accommodate load growth of its existing consumers and absorb additional customers. 33. More so, pending approval of the instant Application, and without a provisional authority granted, Applicant LEYECO II will be unable to procure necessary equipments and mobilize its resources to meet its yearly forecasted demand, to the detriment and prejudice of its member-consumers. In support to this request for provisional authority pending final approval of the instant Application, a judicial affidavit of LEYECO II Officer-In-Charge is hereto attached as Annex “N”.

MA. ROSARIO C. AVESTRUZ Affiant/OIC-LEYECO II SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me, a Notary Public for the Province of Leyte, this 6th day of May 2013, Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines. Doc. No. 302 Page No. 22 Book No. X Series of 2013

34. Rule 14, Section 3 of this Honorable Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, clearly mandates the issuance of Provisional Authority pending approval of the Application, thus: Section 3. Action on the Motion. - Motions for provisional authority or interim relief may be acted upon with or without hearing. The Commission shall act on the motion on the basis of the allega-

DILG chief to meet members of problematic councils TACLOBAN CITY – Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Pedro Noval Jr., said that he would personally talk with newly elected members of the council of this city and

that of Samar province. These two councils were the most “controversial” as most of the members failed to attend their respective regular sessions, Noval said adding that this resulted to the non-passage of

important measures like the annual budget of Samar. “I want to ensure a harmonious relationship this time between the executive and legislative branches of the two LGUs.So after their inauguration, I will visit them to personally talk with them on what should be done to ensure that the service of the local government will not

be affected,” Noval said. Samar, according to the DILG-8 director, is his most concern considering that majority of the new members of its provincial board belongs to the Liberal Party. Its presiding officer, Vice Governor Stephen James Tan as well as Governor Sharee Ann Tan, belong to the National People’s Coalition (NPC). Noval said that he would not like to see again what had happened in the past wherein majority members of the Samar provincial board had several collisions with governor which re-

sulted to the non-passage of important measures like the annual provincial budget. “If they continue to block the programs of the government, what kind of development the people would get?” Noval asked. He added that he would do the same thing with the members of the Tacloban legislative council as six of its new members belong to the opposition. The city council has ten regular members with two exofficio members, the federation presidents of the Sangguniang Kabataan and barangay chairper-

sons respectively. Still, Noval expressed his high hopes that the present set of city council members would have a better relationship with the executive branch compare in the past. Its presiding officer, newly elected Vice Mayor Jerry “Sambo” Yaokasin, ran as an independent. Mayor Alfred Romualdez, in an interview, said that he does not mind if the opposition would dominate the council so long as they would all work for the betterment of the people of Tacloban. (ROEL AMAZONA)


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so that by such power we will be able to proclaim the Gospel to every creature.” The Holy Spirit, he said, “is the Sanctifier. He is that which sanctifies or makes us holy,” calling on all the faithful to “therefore always follow the guidance and promptings of the Holy Spirit.” Tonight another outpouring by the same Holy Spirit is anticipated in the Pentecost Vigil that will take place from 6 pm to 5 o’clock the morning after. As scheduled, a motorcade from the Sto. Niño Church to the Astrodome will commence the gathering. Following the Opening Prayer and acknowledgement of participants, the Fr. and Sr.

Gemma de la Cruz, a member of the RCAP Social Communications Commission, will give a theme presentation on “Communicating Holiness by the Power of the Holy Spirit.” Fr. Arlo Yap, SVD will then deliver the keynote speech to be followed by testimonies from representatives of selected faith communities and the local mass media, all of which will be synthesized by a priest, according to Fr. Alvero. The vigil culminates with a worship hour then at 3 o’clock in the morning the Holy Mass to be celebrated by His Grace Archbishop John Du, DD, proceeds followed by the commissioning and empowering of the Holy Spirit and blessing of the Archbishop. Then finally the tribute to the Divine

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

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LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0308 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0306 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

GLENN BOHOLST 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: ORMOC CITY-MERIDA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS PRECIOUS LINER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of May 2013.

CRISMO BOHOLST 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: ORMOC CITY-MERIDA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS CJB TRANSIT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of May 2013.

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NEWS Creator, “To God be the Glory.” There may be no tongues as of fire hovering the heads of believers that could clearly be seen as viewed on murals, but there is definitely the pouring out of the Holy Spirit, the third person in the Holy Trinity, on the Church through its gifts. As. Rev. William Most wrote (posted on www. ewtn.com), this is the same Spirit Who “gave (the apostles) the power to speak in strange tongues to the crowds that came to Jerusalem for that Feast (and) transformed them, from selfish and timid men into giants of courage and faith.”

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just a text away if the friend is elected. Then, came the relief of the City Police Director, eye openers that power and influence were at play at the top. The Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0311 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

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

VIRGILIO P. LIGUTAN 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: CARIGARA-LEMON-LEYTE, LEYTE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, THREE R’S MULTICAB. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 16th day of May 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-2003-0100 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a PUB service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade / Business Name.

Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a FILCAB service. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

EDGAR QUILAPIO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: CATARMAN-RAWIS-CATUBIG-LAS NAVAS & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS KIARICK TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 29, 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 May 2013.

ELVIRA D. CERO 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: KANANGA-CARIGARA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LEMON TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of May 2013.

HONORATO PALOMA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ORMOC CITY-BAYBAY-MAASIN CITY-SOGODLILOAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, HONOR BUS LINES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of May 2013.

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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Education Bachelor’s degree relevant to the job

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS Experience Training 3 years relevant experience

16 hours of Relevant training

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

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0316 Application for Issuance of a CPC operate a PUJ service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION)

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0309

Saturday, 18 May 2013

LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0305

FRANCISCO B. CONGE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A TH SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM TACLOBAN CITY, TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA ACCESSIBLE TO MOTOR VEHILCE TRAFFIC. WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME AS, FRANKI HAULING SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 14th day of May 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2011-0059 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a UV EXPRESS service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. ELVIRA D. CERO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV EXPRESS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ORMOC CITY & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LEMON TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 15th day of May 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

worst blow was using the President’s personal endorsement, the worst tactic and move done by the opposition, where the President was given a “prompter” that belittled Tacloban. The people banded together, with a silent rage inside that was ready to erupt. Taclobanons are known for their pride. When pushed too much, they have a way of banding together even just in their thoughts; so that when their sensibilities were insulted by a brother from Manila, all hell broke loose. Getting the endorsement of the President did not sit well with

people who experienced negligence and disregard from him and his mother. Nevertheless, Taclobanons are peaceable and resilient people. Just let them be for a while. They can move on and forgive but cannot easily forget. After all that has been said and done, we must not forget Lao-Tzu, a Chinese philosopher who said that, “The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.”

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Juanito T. Uyping, Jr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land described as: Parcel 1, A parcel of land (Lot 130-D, Psd-25869, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, containing an area of THIRTY NINE (39) Square meters, more or less; described and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-56194; Parcel 2, A parcel of land (Lot 131-A, Psd-25869, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, containing an area of THREE HUNDRED FORTY TWO (342) Square Meters, more or less, described and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T56195of the Registry of Deeds for the City of Tacloban; Parcel 3, A parcel of land (Lot 2861-B-2-B, Psd-08-009266-D, situated at Brgy. 95, Caibaan, City of Tacloban, Island of Leyte, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY TWO (2,432) Square Meters, more or less; described and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-46189 of the Registry of Deeds for the City of Tacloban; Parcel 4, A parcel of land (Lot 2861-B-3-B, Psd-08-009266-D, situated at Brgy. 95, Caibaan, City of Tacloban, Island of Leyte, containing an area of TWO THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY NINE (2,679) Square Meters, more or less; described and covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. T-46191 of the Registry of Deeds for the City of Tacloban, per Doc. No. 165, Page No. 34, Book No. 1, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Eric T. de Veyra. LSDE: May 4, 11 & 18, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER AND ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of late Jose Venigas extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a one half (1/2) portion of a parcel of land located at Brgy. Cabalagnan, Tanauan, Leyte, Lot No. 5181, Case 16, Cad. 505, covered under Tax Dec. No. 38017 00168R13 and O.C.T. No. P-62593, containing an area of 3,750 square meters (whole area) more or less and heirs hereby waive, quitclaim, transfer and forever convey their rights of the above-described property in favor of co-heir brother Leonilo Venigas. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Arturo P. Mas, as vendee for a portion of 1,875 square meters from the above-described property; per Doc. no. 267, Page No. 55, Book No. IX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Asterio A. Villero. LSDE: May 4, 11 & 18, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Bermudo Gulo, Jr. extrajudicially settled and adjudicated over a motor vehicle described as: Make; Isuzu; Engine No.: 4BC2-10616; MV File No.: 048400000054645; Chassis No.: SPMM-84062-95C; Plate No.: HVC465; Body Type: Jitney, and hereby waive and quitclaim right and interest over the above-described property in favor of their mother/co-heir Arlene Lee Gulo as vendee for the above-described motor vehicle; per Doc. No. 109, Page No. 22, Book No. 2, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Mario O. Abrenzosa. LSDE: May 11, 18 & 25, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Restituta Salazar extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Santiago St., Brgy. Balud, Borongan City, Eastern Samar and covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-014-00699, Cad. Lot No. 1348, with an area of 847 square meters, more or less and covered by O.C.T. No. RP139, (8818); per Doc. No. 420, Page No. 97, Book No. XI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Pablito Go. LSDE: May 11, 18 & 25, 2013


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Saturday, 18 May 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0304 Ref. No. VIII-2001-0904 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC operate a FILCAB service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. PANCHITA AGNER-VENDOR LEOPOLDO BARONA, SR. -VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ST. PAUL’S-CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1)UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR PANCHITA AGNER IN FAVOR OF LEOPOLDO BARONA, SR. HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, ALRIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 28, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 14th day of May 2013. (Sgd.) Atty. MANUEL R. P. MARTILLO Attorney IV

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Nancy Binay emerged third with most votes in EV TACLOBAN CITY – Nancy Binay has emerged as the region’s third most preferred senatorial bet, based on the preliminary counts of Eastern Visayas votes. Thanks to the region’s low internet penetration and Makati City’s network of sister local government units, an analyst said. Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0317 Ref. No. VIII-2012-0651 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC operate a FILCAB service, with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. VINCENT T. SALENTES-VENDOR ROWENA B. VINEGAS -VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY VINCENT SALENTES-VENDOR IN FAVOR OF ROWENA VINEGAS-VENDEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-KASSEL-ABUCAY & VICE VERSA WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, HANNAH TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 29, 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 17th day of May 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Initial counts from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) transparency server data, Binay got 556,028 votes in the region, about a third of the 1.58 million votes counted as of Friday morning. She’s just trailing behind Grace Poe and Loren Legarda but ahead of Chiz Escudero and Alan Peter Cayetano. Binay, who was proclaimed among the new senators, ranked first in Biliran; fifth in Eastern Samar; second in Leyte; third in Northern Samar; fifth in Samar; sixth in Southern Leyte. The region has 2,576,250 registered voters. Vicious cyber attacks against Binay in various social media apparently has no impact in the region since majority of the population have no internet access, according to Ladylyn Lim, political science professor of University of the Philippines Tacloban campus. “People in the rural areas are not into social Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2002-2017 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC operate a FILCAB service and with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. CHICILY CAPAROSO 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: ORMOC CITYALBUERA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JUNE 18, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNITS, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LUMAPAS, TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON MAY 29, 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 17th day of May 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

networking. They’re not aware of topics on the web. They just rely on stories told by their neighbors and local officials,” Lim said. Binay, who claimed as victim of online mockeries, ranked fifth in the count of Senate votes nationwide. Among internet users, she is the least preferred candidate, while former Sen. Ramon Magsaysay is the favorite candidate in social media forum, according to Astrolabe, a private crisis management firm. Among the issues raised against her in social media is her lack of qualifications, turning down debates, and political dynasty. The United Nations said “digital divide” persists in the country, thus, depriving the poor populace the opportunity to be informed and participate in political discussions

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Gabon, who would serve his second term as vice mayor of this city, was a former councilor (1998 to 2010) and holds regional and national positions in the Vice Mayors League of the Philippines.   Meanwhile, the city board of canvassers has not yet proclaimed the winning eight councilors pending the counting of votes from at least four precincts. As of press time, the leading top eight councilors were “Tekwa” Uy (LP), father of the elected mayor, Bembot Bermejo (LP), Jeffrey Uy (independent), Tintin Escober (NPC), Maxrose Pescos (LP), Myla Cinco (NPC), Ernesto Arcales (NPC) and Nengneng Sabenecio of NPC. (RICKY J. BAUTISTA)

online. Lim observed that even those with Facebook accounts don’t even bother to participate in discussion of issues but only use the web to connect with friends and families.  Sisterhood ties forged between Makati City and several local government units also delivered many votes to Binay on Election Day. These deals were signed during the stint of Nancy’s dad, then mayor and now Vice President Jejomar Binay.  “Local officials in the region have debt of gratitude to Binay. They got free accommodations in Makati during Manila trip. Politicians also receive financial assistance from the (Makati) city government,” Lim said.   Makati City government website revealed that sisterhood agreement has been forged with 30 Eastern Visayas towns and cities. The first to establish agreement was the municipality of Can-avid, Eastern Samar in 1993.  Sisterhood pacts were also signed with Zumarraga, Samar in 2002; Palompon, Leyte in 2003; and Palo, Leyte also in 2003.   In 2008, agreements were signed with local government units (LGUs) of Calubian, Alangalang, Julita, San Miguel, Dulag, and Burauen in Leyte; Sta. Rita in Samar; Her-

nani in Eastern Samar; and Kawayan in Biliran. Linkages were established in 2009 with LGUs of Calbiga, Matuguinao,   San Jose de Buan, Sta. Margarita, Calbayog City, Basey, Motiong, and San Jorge,all in Samar;  Dagami, Mayorga, Bato, Hindang, and La Paz,all in Leyte; Biliran and Naval in Biliran; and Saint Bernard in Southern Leyte.   In 2010, Borongan City sealed friendship ties with Makati, the political bailiwick of Binay.   The debt of gratitude compelled local politicians in the region to campaign for Nancy Binay, dropping other candidates of the Liberal Party-led Team PNoy.   In some areas in Leyte, sample ballots were distributed by mayors replacing the name of Risa Hontiveros, Ramon Magsaysay, Jr., or Jamby Madrigal with the name of Nancy Binay.   Lim said it’s not surprising to know that even in areas ruled by Liberal Party candidates; Binay got high votes while other Team PNoy candidates are out of the so-called “Magic 12.”  “Local politicians have no more respects of party stands, they just support national candidates who have more resources during election period, regardless of their party affiliations,” she added. (SARWELL Q.MENIANO)


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

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An Waray emerge as #1 in EV

TACLOBAN CITY – The An Waray party-list is indisputably number one party- list in the region but 11 other partylist groups turned out to be the top picks in 33 of the 143 cities and municipalities, counting results showed. In a mobile phone interview, An Waray partylist Rep. Neil Benedict Montejo said this is inevitable considering that nominees and officials of some existing party-lists hail from the region too. “These party-lists are also diligently wooing local government officials and voters as well but despite of this, a big majority of voters still voted for An Waray,” Montejo said. Despite of the popu-

larity of other party- lists in the region, Rep. Montejo is confident that An Waray will get at least a single seat in Congress since they are able to get 2% of the total votes for party list based on the latest count. Initially, the party- list had 406,735 votes nationwide or 15th with the highest votes. In Eastern Samar, Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) party- list tops in the count in the towns of Balangkayan, Borongan City, Can-avid, Oras, San Julian, San Policarpo, and Taft. It was also in the first rank in Tagapul-an and Zumarraga, Samar. PBA party list nominee Sol Angelie Libanan, an incumbent councilor of Taft town, is a daughter

of former Eastern Samar Rep. Marcelino Libanan. In General Macarthur and Hernani towns, 1-Ang Pamilya was the top choice among voters. Data from the transparency server of the Commission on Elections showed that of the 167,676 votes for party- list counted in Eastern Samar, 34,560 votes (31.49%) were for An Waray, 27,698 votes (25.24%) for PBA, and 3,244 votes (2.94%) for 1 Ang Pamilya. Bayan Muna was the top choice in Catubig, Gamay, Mapanas, Palapag, Las Navas, and Laoang in Northern Samar. Aangat Tayo partylist dominated in Capul, Catarman, Lavezares, Mondragon, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Vicente, and Victoria in Northern Samar; and Inopacan in Leyte. Of the 222,043 votes counted in Northern Samar, An Waray garnered 21, 807 votes (18.18%), just a little ahead of Aangat Tayo’s  18,765 votes (15.64%), and Bayan Muna’s 14,914 votes (12.43%). Akbayan Citizen’s Action Party outranked An Waray in Pambujan, Northern Samar and Libagon, Southern Leyte. Majority of voters in Hilongos and San Isidro in Leyte picked 1-Care party list. Some areas have other frontrunners – Isabel, Leyte (Aani), Maasin City, Southern Leyte (Firm 24K), Bato, Leyte (COOPNATCCO), and Sogod, Southern Leyte (UNIMAD). In Las Navas, Northern Samar and Maasin City, An Waray landed in the fifth place, an unexpected result for a party- list founded by individuals with ethnic roots   from the region. In the entire region, An Waray got 354,419 votes or 38.09% of the 1.58 million votes counted. Trailing behind are PBA (58,050 votes), 1Care (38,285 votes), Bayan Muna (28,198), and Aangat Tayo (26,216). Ladylyn Lim, political

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science professor of University of the Philippines Tacloban campus said that there would always be a chance for other party- list groups to top in the count in some Waray and Cebuano-speaking areas because of lack of support from local politicians. “Some mayors in the region have endorsed a different party-list because they were swayed with campaign promises

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