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VOL. XXV NO. 189

FRIDAY OCTOBER 18, 2013

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Bets urged to focus on issues as campaign for village polls starts BY JOEY A. GABIETA

TACLOBAN CITY- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) appealed to candidates seeking for this year’s barangay polls to conduct their campaign on issues and avoid personal attacks against their rivals.

Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier of Javier town in Leyte, expressed his gratitude for the support his colleagues extended to him on his successful bid as national president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines during their meeting yesterday at the provincial governor’s building. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

Archbishop Du reiterates new system along with reshuffling of priests

TACLOBAN CITY -Reshuffling of all priests in the parishes is certain in conformity with the new system to be put in place effective January

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next year. Parish priests will not have sole discretion in utilizing parish funds, which should instead be apportioned among many important concerns, such as catechism, the Basic Ecclesial Communities, and the allowance of the priests earlier reported to be at an average of P10,000 per month. This was among the major points raised by Archbishop John Du in an open forum during

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his pastoral visit at the Sto. Niño Parish yesterday. He was joined by the archdiocesan chancellor Rev. Fr. Ric Marpa

and Oeconomus Rev. Fr. Wilson Chu. He was accompanied in said visit by Rev. Fr. Bongkie Chu, to page 10

The appeal was made by Comelec Assistant Regional Director Felicisimo Embalsado as the campaign for the barangay elections starts today which is to end on October 26. “Let us avoid any personal attacks. Let us campaign based on what we intend to do (for our barangays.)This way, we can ensure that the conduct of elections will be orderly and peaceful, “Embalsado said during a media conference yesterday. As of October 16 records of the regional Comelec office, there were 7,942 candidates who filed their certificates of candidacy for barangay chairmen and 56,685 for those seeking for barangay councilors. For Leyte,3,170 filed for barangay chairmen and 22,121 for councilors;Samar,1,667 for chairmen and 12,415

for councilors; Eastern Samar,1,125 for chairmen and 7,784 councilors; Northern Samar,862 for chairmen and 6,060 for councilors; Southern Leyte,882 for chairmen and 6,472 for councilors and in Biliran,236 for chairmen and 6,472 for councilors. For the region, up for grabs are 4,390 positions for barangay chairmen and 30,730 posts for barangay councilors. The filing of the certificates of candidacy ended yesterday afternoon. The Comelec, together with the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army, have instituted several measures to ensure that the conduct of the October 28 barangay polls would be peaceful and orderly. Among these measures were the establishments of permanent and to page 8

Palo Archbishop John Du flanked by archdiocesan chancellor Rev. Fr. Ric Marpa and archdiocesan Oeconomus Rev. Fr. Wilson Chu, answers queries posed by parishioners of Sto. Niño Parish during his pastoral visit, which is among the series of his visits to parishes within his pastoral care. Rev Msgr. Alex Opiniano, not in photo, earlier gave an overview on the pastoral programs and initiatives of the parish. (BY EILEEN NAZARENO-BALLESTEROS)


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NEWS

Case filed against gun ban violators

TACLOBAN CITY - There are already 37 persons arrested violating the election gun ban since its implementation on September 28, 2013. This is based on the updated record of the Police regional Office-8 (PRO-8), which reported that all of the arrested persons were civilians. The Leyte Provin-

cial Police Office (LPPO) has arrested a total of 15 violators; Southern Leyte Provincial Police Office (SLeyte PPO), 3; Tacloban City Police Office (TCPO), 8; Northern Samar Provincial Police Office (NSamar PPO), 5; Samar Provincial Police Office (SPPO), 2; Ormoc City Police Office (OCPO); 2; Biliran

Provincial Police Office (BPPO), 1; and Eastern Samar Provincial Police Office (ESamar PPO), 1. Out of the 37 arrested persons violating the gun ban, cases have already been filed against 12 of them. “There are no convicted people yet because they will first undergo hearings,” PINSP Sher-

ylle S. Conejo, chief of the Public Information Section of PRO-8. “It is also prohibited to bring deadly weapons except if it will be used for work purposes,” added Conejo. The gun ban will last until November 12, 2013. (MARY FRANCIS

THERESE P. BETUIN, LNU INTERN)

DTI-Leyte warns business establishments to avoid selling substandard Xmas lights TACLOBAN CITY - In celebration of the Consumer Welfare Month, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here in Leyte warned various establishment to avoid selling substandard Christmas lights and decorations which

would pose danger to the public. In an interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express, DTI -Leyte provincial director Desiderio Belas, Jr. said that they have intensified their monitoring against the selling of substandard Christmas prod-

COMELEC

Barangay Elections 2013 Sept. 28, 2013 - Nov. 12, 2013 Election Period per

COMELEC Res. No. 9715

October 11-17, 2013 Filing of COCs, except Oct. 13, 2013 October 18 - 26, 2013 Campaign Period October 28, 2013 Barangay Election Day

ucts such as lights and decorations in various establishments within the province. He also said that the consumer before buying lights and decorations for the Christmas season must check if it conforms with certification from their Bureau of Product Standards (BPS) which will ensure safety to them. In order to know that a product have undergo certification from the BPS, Belas said that the product must have on

Galenzoga is in Baybay, Mayor Cari confirms TACLOBAN CITY - The presence of Marilou”Malot” Galenzoga will not matter on Baybay City’s preparation for the forthcoming barangay elections this October 28. Thus said City Mayor Carmen Cari on the presence of her former rival for the mayorlty post of the city. “I saw her,” said Mayor Cari in response to media’s inquiry if indeed Galenzoga was in Baybay. When asked as to why Galenzoga was not arrested, Mayor Cari explained that the judge handling the case against her did not issue a resolution yet so no warrant was issued against her. There were speculations that Galenzoga’s presence in Baybay is in connection with the upcoming barangay elec-

it a sticker of the BPS certification dated from 2011 to 2013. “The substandard Christmas lights may cause fire and other related accident which would put in danger the life of the consumer,” Belas said. “The consumers should make out the best of their money,” Belas added. With this, the DTI encourages the public to be more vigilant in buying Christmas lights press, EMB-8 regional and decors. (RYAN GA- coordinator solid waste BRIEL L. ARCENAS) management Maribel Munsayac said that the ECAC aids LGUs to meet their environmental obligations through compliance assistance activities such as seminars, fora, and digital materials acvention techniques, the cessible through their Environmental Man- website. agement Bureau (EMB) She also said that the is implementing their ECAC could help LGUs Environmental Compliin familiarizing enance Assistance Center vironmental regula(ECAC) for local governtions. ment units(LGUs). “Familiarizing In an interview with with environmental Leyte Samar Daily Exregulations may be

EMB-8 implements ECAC for LGUs TACLOBAN CITY- In order to provide a comprehensive collection of informational materials to aid local government units improve their organization’s environmental compliance and save financial resources through pollution pre-

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tions. “I really don’t know why she here but what I know is that she came for it is the first anniversary of her father’s death last October 5.” However, according to Cari, what is sure is that they are always prepared. “Every day we are prepared, the Philippine National Police is always prepared for the peace and security of the city with or without Malot around the city.” The mayor informed that so far they have not received any information that Galenzoga was in the city to create anything that will disrupt the peaceful conduct of barangay elections in the city. For Mayor Cari, “Barangay elections happen every three years, we always treat it as an ordinary political exercise.” (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)

intimidating at first but ECAC will assist LGUs in a language relatable to them,” Munsayac said. With the implementation of the ECAC, Munsayac said that the ECAC thru their website can assist the LGUs in clarifying environmental laws such as the Philippine Clean Water to page 3


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Cristina congratulates 2013 regional MOFYA winners

TACLOBAN CITY City Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez congratulated today’s unsung heroes during the 2013 Regional Model Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) held October 14, 2013 at Patio Victoria, Baluarte San Jose, this city. According to Councilor Romualdez. the Philippines new heroes have greatly contributed towards the country’s economy with the monthly remittances sent back home and at the same time uplift lives of their respective families and communities. Councilor Romualdez , representing Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez in said occasion who couldn’t make it due to other commitment. In her speech, she told the land & sea- based overseas Filipino Workers of the region that “Mayor Alfred & I salute all Tacloban OFW and the so many OFWs in the country on the hardship, sacrifices, perseverance they made and the commitment in strengthening family values while maintaining financial stability and endurance over the challenges of overseas employment”. She likewise congratulated the 2013 Regional MO-

FYA winners: Tacloban City OFW land base category winner Engr. Demetrio Jomagdao Jr. & family of BLISS, Calanipawan, Tacloban City and the sea based regional MOFYA winner Capt. Mateo Macaydor of Almeria, Biliran where both got a cash prize of P20 ,000 each, plaque of recognition and the chance to compete in the national MOFYA search. The Regional Model OFW Family of the Year (MOFYA) is a yearly recognition given by the Department of Labor & Employment thru the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in acknowledging outstanding achievements made by OFWs and families in promoting success stories on OFWs families’ endurance over the challenges of overseas employment, highlighting the role of OFW families in the attainment of sociocivic, educational, professional and material success. The 2013 Regional MOFYA Awards were participated in by national and local officials of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Dept. of Labor & Employment-8 (DOLE-8) and sponsors. (GAY B. GASPAY)

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Act of 2004, Philippine Clean Air Act of 1999, Philippine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) System of 1978, Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 and Toxic Substances and Hazardous and Nuclear

Waste Control Act of 1990. The assistance of the ECAC covers also the effective compliance of the laws and regulations, securing permits, identifying applicable technologies for pollution abatement and/or waste reduction and direct access to accredited waste treaters

and providers of pollution control technologies. In order to avail of the services of ECAC, Munsayac said that the LGUs must visit their website at www.emb. gov.ph/portal/ecac or email them at ecac@ emb.gov.ph and emb. ecac@gmail.com. The LGUs may also

go directly to the Environmental Compliance Assistance Center at G/F Air Quality Management Training Center, DENR Compound, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. The ECAC service hours is available during office hours.(RYAN GABRIEL L. ARCENAS)


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Money contest in barangay polls

eciding who we want to lead our barangays is the best blessing of our democracy. We enjoy the free exercise of our sacred right to vote for those who deserve the trust and confidence of our people to run the affairs of barangay governments. The choice must be based on ideal parameters that would produce officials who possess the qualification, capability, integrity to perform the functions of the office being aspired for. There too is a need to examine the platform or advocacy that a particular candidate is pushing for that would be a good yardstick of what one will do once elected. But all these are mere ideals of bygone days when elections were truly clean and honest in all aspects, including the voter’s respect to his dignity and honor as a sovereign and rationale being. It is indeed unfortunate that elections are nothing more than commercial transactions with the sacred vote as commodity of the deal. Candidates no longer worry formulating a program of government for voters no longer care asking for the best platform anyway. Even meetings held by candidates during the campaign do not anymore attract the curiosity and interest of the voters. People would attend to listen only if they are given the best consideration for their presence. We can only find a few who voluntarily go to meetings as a manifestation of responsibility. Most do not anymore care to listen and just decide on choices without

knowing well the personalities and issues. Calls to regain our moral bearings had repeatedly been issued by concerned civic, religious and cause oriented groups. Such appeal to resort to conscience and fight every temptation and influence of money, guns and power ought to be heeded by all and sundry. The call is very timely as people appear to have lost its moorings on morality and the independent and free exercise of his sovereign will. We really need to reexamine ourselves and try answering basic questions regarding our moral values that ought to guide us in the exercise of our sacred right to vote. Unfortunately, we have seen in the recent past how money plays a crucial role in winning elections. Voters had been used to receiving tokens, pennies and small bills from candidates who want their names written in the official ballot. These candidates pretend to be generous givers to the least of their brethren. They try to downplay vote buying as mere acts of kindness and sharing their riches to their constituents who are expectantly waiting for the election money. Those who have the riches have the decided advantage to win over the poor and unknown candidates. But upsets are always possible if voters will only decide to defeat the evil influence of money by voting wisely no matter the bribe.

‘Aquino may have a good heart, but he should learn to listen’

Tacloban city got an ally on its fight against Pres. Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and his stubborn stance on keeping the “pork barrel” under his watch through former senator and tourism secretary Richard “Dick” Gordon. Gordon, who once chaired the fertilizer scam investigation in 2008 at the Senate “in aid of legislation”, expressed his dismay on how the government has slept on its job as some of their committee reports and recommendations were ignored, which according to him should have helped stopped in furthering the issue of pork barrel, this time with the accused mastermind Ja-

net Napoles. According to Gordon, Napoles was already on their radar when they were investigating the fertilizer scam involving former Department of Agriculture Usec. Jocelyn I. Bolante. After he had bumped into Napoles and other personalities allegedly involved in the scam, his committee recommended to the

Ombudsman for a follow up investigation. “In my report, I said I just want the Ombudsman here when we are investigating so they can follow up. Now we’re done our job, it’s up to the Ombudsman to pick up all the leads that I put up here and go after them. Napoles was one of them,” Gordon told this writer last Tuesday,

adding “nandoon lang ang mga reports and recommendations for the new laws, pero walang gumagawa, walang gumagalaw.” As the issue is getting bigger (and the pork is getting fatter to the lawmakers, pun intended), Pres. Aquino now found himself in a crossroad whether to keep the pork or not. “There is a big chunk of trust lost on part of the government and of the Aquino administration,” Gordon said. To solve this, Gordon shared that this government needs “pro-active leaders,” at the same time the passage of the Freedom of Information Act. “That

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The Judiciary

Chroniclers , all of us

While father read his books, I sat on his lap while he wrapped me tightly with his arms. Obliviously, his cigarettes swiped my right arm, and till now the dime scar remains. After sixteen years, I left for tertiary school and when I returned I no longer cuddle against Father, but was replaced by an older and hopefully wiser self. I remember father because I dreamed of him for two consecutive nights. Not horribly though, but I forgot the highlights of my dream. While I marveled at Vicky’s iphone and ipad, last night, could it have been possible to postpone that inevitable farewell of

father, as if that pixilated image will sustain me after he has left for the past ten years. Would that image be as memorable than what I lived for with father? Indeed, a picture is an experience captured. Now, we click incessantly and instagram constantly. Everything we deem worthy of record – a dimple, a pose by the tree, a meal, a cat, those hands, laundry, etc. Inevitably we accumulate the trivial, as if the more photos we take, the more eventful our lives would be. But I guess, it’s not our lives which matters, but we just find it easier to record, for vanity or for no reason at all. I do regret being can-

did to an advisee to reduce visibility over FB. To the point of coaching to delete her strategic poses. As public servant, excessive digital exposure is indecent. But, she is a great chronicler. Really, this age is empowering and democratic and how we shoot, collect and document. The Narcissus in us leaves a mark! While Jean Piquard of alpy France swaps stamps, this unique chronicling mode is amazing. I was elated to have received a mail via the post office, complete with stamps , enclosed with fifty stamps of long ago. Stamp after stamp I examined using my spectacles and magnifying lens, in an effort to understand the history of France. A kind of historical journey that is cumbersome when I could resort to the digital platform. And yes, I will probably be collecting more stamps from around the globe than I can possibly manage to chronicle in my head again and again.

Pray Less than two months earlier and it would have been an uncanny re-enactment of what happened exactly a year ago. Like before, it had all the makings of an inevitable end of age similarly showcased by the shaking of the ground with no seeming end. Like before too, it had to disappoint but left a great deal of ruins of disconcerting proportions. The earthquake that shook and awoke Visayas and small parts of Luzon and Mindanao in the early morning of October 15 had irony written all over it. If one is to consider it an act of God in its literal sense for the non-believers and those who poop and spit on religion and faith, it was indeed ironic that it left at least 10 churches in shambles and disarray. If it was our Maker’s will for that upheaval to happen, it was too ironic that it had to take a great deal of lives. But more important than irony and sarcasm, it had all the makings of the inevitable event that is bound to happen no matter what. It had all

the trappings of what humankind, or at least most of it, fears. Call it signs of the times or whatever but it adds up to the many reasons why we should fear the end. It had doom written all over it. And there is definitely no blaming anybody for thinking that; there is no bashing anyone for surmising that. That earthquake isn’t the only sign that should impel us to get back on our feet again as believers. There are many others before and there are many others now. Only that we can’t seem to see it that way; only that we only seem to see it as it is. I once found myself appalled when I first heard of the so-called prophecy of the popes, that after Pope Benedict XVI only one more pope will be elected

until the ushering in of apocalypse’s beginning. The last pope was prophesized to bear the name Peter the Roman and one could just imagine my relief when the successor of Pope Benedict called himself Pope Francis and not that. But the debunking of that prophecy isn’t one to relieve us of our worries. The end is coming – that is not a contingency, that is not a possibility. You cannot liken it to a condition in civil law which may or may not happen. It will happen. You may well liken it to death instead; it is sure to come for everybody only that nobody, except the suicidal, knows it when. And with all these signs of the times, there is more and more reason to believe that, while still uncertain as to ex-

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Recently, SC Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked the NBI to prove an alleged big time fixer in the Judiciary. There is this “Maam Arlene” who is allegedly the Janet Napoles in the Judiciary. This has to be investigated because it has something to do with corruption in the Judiciary. The Chief Justice is also considering asking the Office of the Ombudsman to conduct lifestyle checks on members of the Judiciary. There are judges who have gained notoriety from improper activities and the lifestyle checks can focus on them. These rotten eggs in the Judiciary have eroded public trust and its honest members should welcome a purge in their ranks.

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is the solution. Although we have good laws or we have many laws, like ‘Thou shall not steal,’ what is important is its enforcement. If people are timid, nothing will happen.” The former senator admitted that “pro-active leadership” is something he has yet to see in Pres. Aquino administration. “He may have a good heart, but he should learn to listen. We talk about it, we write about it but nothing has being done. Pro-active leadership is this: show me your results.” Wake up, Mr. President! (Comments at naldronaldreyes@yahoo. com) actly when, that end is very near. What with the flooding in Luzon, what with the turmoil in Mindanao, what with the pilferage of our own lawmakers, what with the earthquakes that continue to take lives, innocent and otherwise. Individually, these are admittedly petty events unworthy to be called signs of the coming doom. But collectively, these ought to make our spines shiver. What better time then to do what seems to be underrated nowadays – pray.

People have wondered why it takes years for the Philippine courts to resolve a case that other countries can dispose of in a few months. The interminable wait for justice is one of the biggest incentives for corruption, prompting litigants to seek influence in the judiciary.

The sorry state of the justice system makes it impossible for the rule of law to prevail. Mechanisms for anonymous reporting of judicial misbehaviour can be set up and made easily accessible to the public. Let’s improve the Philippine ‘s justice system.

October 18, 2013 - Friday FEAST OF ST. LUKE, Evangelist 2Tim 4:10-17b; Ps 145; Lk 10:1-9

THE MISSION OF THE SEVENTY-TWO The Lord appointed seventy-two others whom he sent ahead of him in pairs to every town and place he intended to visit. He said to them, “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest. “Go on your way; behold, I am sending you like lambs among the wolves. Carry no money bag, no sack, no sandal; and greet no one along the way. Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this household.” If a peaceful person lives there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. Stay in the same house and eat and drink what is offered to you, for the laborer deserves his payment. Do not move about from one house to another. Whatever town you enter and they welcome you, eat what is set before you, cure the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God is at hand for you.’”

LUKE, THE EVANGELIST Luke, the Gospel writer, was himself a doctor and Jesus appropriately called him to the vocation of human compassion. A convert to the faith, he became a companion of Paul on his missionary journeys, and he is one of those who wrote the Gospel story. In his Gospel, he brings out the heartfelt compassion of Jesus to everyone. It is a Gospel of Mercy, and contains the great stories of compassion: the parables of the Good Samaritan and the Prodigal Son, and the words of consolation spoken to the women of Jerusalem and to the Good Thief during the hours of Jesus’ Passion. His Gospel, besides being the Gospel of Mercy, has other features. It is the Gospel of Universal Salvation: Jesus died for all. He is the Son of Adam, not just of David, and Gentiles are his friends too. It is the Gospel of Joy: Luke succeeds in portraying the joy of salvation that permeated the primitive Church. He also wrote the history of the early Church, called “The Acts of the Apostles”, a work full of historical detail, which situated the Christian story in the secular world of the time. Whatever ills our world may suffer, Luke offers in his writings the remedy for our sorrows and a cause for our joy in Jesus Christ. (His Word is Life by Vima Dasa, 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 Seeds: “It is through sorrow that the most wonderful graces are lavished on us. In all suffering there is a hidden gift. It suffices to know how to reap it and to kiss the hand of God that presents it to us.” –Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family


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Republic of the Philippines ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL OF THE POWER SALES CONTRACT (PSC) BETWEEN LEYTE II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO II) AND KEPCO SPC POWER CORPORATION (KSPC), WITH MOTION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY

ERC CASE NO. 2013-143 RC

LEYTE II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO II) AND KEPCO SPC POWER CORPORATION (KSPC), Applicants. x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -x NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Notice is hereby given that on July 9, 2013, Leyte II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO II) and KEPCO SPC Power Corporation (KSPC) filed an application for approval of their Power Sales Contract (PSC), with motion for the issuance of provisional authority, In the said application, LEYECO II and KSPC alleged, among others, that: The Applicants 1. LEYECO II is a non-stock, non-profit Electric Cooperative (EC) duly organized and existing under and by virtue of the Presidential Decree 269, as amended, with principal office address is at LEYECO II Building, Real Street, Sagkahan District, Tacloban City, Leyte. It has been granted a franchise by the National Electrification Administration (NEA) to operate as an electric light and power services in Tacloban City and the Municipalities of Palo and Babatngon, all in the Province of Leyte; 2. KSPC is a duly authorized generation company and existing under and by virtue of the laws of the Republic of the Philippines, with principal address at 7th floor, Cebu Holdings Center, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City; Nature of the Application 3. Under Section 45 of the Republic Act No. 9136 (R.A. 9136), otherwise known as the Electric Power Industry Reform Act of 2001 or EPIRA, the Commission is mandated to promulgate rules and regulations to ensure and promote competition, encourage market development and customer choice and discourage/penalize abuse of market power, cartelization and any anti-competitive or discriminatory behavior, in order to further the intent of the Act and protect public interest. With this mandate, the Commission promulgated Resolution No. 21, Series of 2005, directing all Distribution Utilities (DUs) to enter into future bilateral power supply contract with power producers. Pursuant to the foregoing Resolution and in compliance to Rule 20 (B) of the Rules of Practice and Procedure, the instant application is submitted to the Commission for the approval of their Power Sales Contract (PSC). Moreover, the “Urgent Motion for the Issuance of Provisional Authority” is made pursuant to Rule 14 of the same Rules of Practice and Procedure; Compliance with Pre-Filing Requirements 4. In compliance with Rule 6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, they have furnished the local legislative bodies of the Province of Leyte, Tacloban City, and the Municipalities of Palo and Babatngon with copies of the present application with all its annexes; 5. Furthermore, they have caused the publication of the present application in its entirety in the local newspaper of general circulation with the franchise area of LEYECO II and in the entire Region 8; Statement of Facts 6. To address the looming power shortage in the Visayas Grid, the National Power Corporation (NPC), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), KEPCO Philippines Corporation (KEPHILCO), Salcon Power Corporation (SPC) and the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO), executed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) dated August 18, 2006, which provides that KEPHILCO and SPC will build a 2X100 MW Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustor Boiler Coal-Fired base load power plant (Cebu Power Plant) in Naga, Cebu. KEPHILCO and SPC, thereafter, incorporated KSPC as the joint venture entity which undertook the construction, ownership, operation, management and maintenance of the Cebu Power Plant; 7. Pursuant to the Joint Sales Agreement between the NPC and KSPC, KSPC entered into Power Sales Contracts with various Distribution Utilities (DUs). KSPC and LEYECO II executed a Power Sales Contract (PSC) and Commissioning Power Sales Contract (CPSC) on January 20, 2011 and December 2, 2010, respectively. On May 26, 2011, they filed an application before the Commission for the approval of their PSC and CPSC, which application was docketed as ERC Case No. 2011-080 RC. The said application is still pending approval; 8. On May 21, 2013, PSALM had invited LEYECO II to a Visayas Customers’ Meeting for renewal of Contract for the Supply of Electric Energy (CSEE). Due to the demand of PSALM to make the load factor at 100% which is not favorable to LEYECO II for the energy power is intended to supply intermediate load, it has no choice but to reduce its contracted energy with PSALM from 16.6 MW to 7.6 MW for the period June 26, 2013 to December 25, 2013. The copies of PSALM Invitation letter dated May 10, 2013; LEYECO II’s confirmation to renew the Energy Supply Contract (ESC) at a reduce quantity dated 23 May 2013; and LEYECO II Board Resolution No. 161-05-2013 are attached to the instant application. Due to the resulting uncontracted intermediate load requirement of LEYECO II, it was constrained to sourced-out a portion of its intermediate power requirements from its existing energy supplier, KSPC. Thus, LEYECO II’s Board has passed a Resolution No. 166-05-2013 authorizing the Board President to enter into the PSC with KEPCO SPC; 9. However, prior to LEYECO II’s confirmation of reduced contract energy quantity with PSALM, and entering contract with KSPC, LEYECO II had anticipated the impending privatization of Unified Leyte Geothermal Plant by PSALM, and the LEYECO II’s power contract with PSALM which will end on June 25, 2013. Thus, LEYECO II had advertised its energy load requirement by publishing its `Invitation to Pre-Qualify and to Bid’ for the supply of LEYECO II’s intermediate electric energy load requirement. In response to said `Invitation to Bid’ only KSPCO-KSPC had submitted its offer to supply the need of LEYECO II; ABSTRACT OF THE POWER SALES CONTRACT AND RELATED INFORMATION 10. Executive Summary Contract Quantity. Commencing on the Effective Date and until the Scheduled Termination Date, KSPC shall deliver or cause the delivery to the LEYECO II. LEYECO II shall pay for, in each Billing Month, a number in kWh of energy (Contract Quantity), with a minimum offtake of at least 50% of the Contract Quantity (MEOT) as set forth in Annex “C” of the PSC, as follows:

Friday, 18 October 2013 Contract Quantity per Contract Year Billing Contract Month Capacity, MW

Contract Quantity (CQm), kWh

January February March March* April May June July August September October November December

5,208,000.00 5,208,000.00 4,704,000.00 4,872,000.00 5,208,000.00 5,040,000.00 5,208,000.00 5,040,000.00 5,208,000.00 5,208,000.00 5,040,000.00 5,208,000.00 5,040,000.00

7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

loading as per the formula stated below: Minimum Energy Off Take, kWh 2,604,000.00 2,604,000.00 2,352,000.00 2,436,000.00 2,604,000.00 2,520,000.00 2,604,000.00 2,520,000.00 2,604,000.00 2,604,000.00 2,520,000.00 2,604,000.00 2,520,000.00

* Leap year ** Proportionately adjusted for the undelivered kWh due to Planned Outage, Forced Outage and Force Majeure.

11. Effectiveness; Effective Date. Due to the immediate electricity need of LEYECO II, KSPC agrees to dispatch the contracted capacity on June 26, 2013 using the NPC/PSALM TOU rate. In the event that the provisionally approve rate or final approve rate is higher than the NPC/ PSALM TOU rate, KSPC shall recover the same from LEYECO II; 12. Term. The PSC shall be effective for a term of five (5) years, which shall commence on the Effective Date and end on the Scheduled Termination Date. Upon mutual agreement of the parties, the contract may be extended, subject to renegotiation of the terms stated therein; 13. Electrical Characteristics. KSPC shall supply the Contract Quantity in accordance with good utility practice and in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations such as the Philippine Grid Code (PGD), Philippine Distribution Code (PCD), Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) Rules and the Open Access Transmission Service (OATS) Rules; 14. Ancillary Services. Subject to the provisions of Article 6.6 (Forced Outage; Allowed Outage Hours) of the PSC, LEYECO II and KSPC shall separately procure their respective applicable Ancillary Services from the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), WESM or any alternative ancillary service providers, in accordance with applicable laws. All fees, costs and expenses incurred by LEYECO II in connection with procuring such service shall be for its account. All fees, costs and expenses incurred by KSPC in connection with procuring such service shall be a pass-through cost to LEYECO II; 15. Intermediate Loading. The contract capacity shall either be base load or intermediate load, in whole or in part at the option of LEYECO II. They shall reconcile the aggregate Final HCQ every month, which in no case should be less than 50% of the contract quantity (MEOT). If, for reasons other than Force Majeure, the aggregate final HCQ for the particular billing month is less than the minimum off-take, LEYECO II shall pay the MEOT. Monthly payment shall be computed in accordance with Annex “E” of the PSC. Any value-added tax, fees and other applicable charges shall be for the account of LEYECO II; 16. The Cebu Power Plant. KSPC’s power plant is a 2 x 100 MW Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustor Boiler Coal-Fired base load power plant located in Naga, Cebu. KSPC’s Cebu Power Plant is expected to meet the growing power needs in the Visayas Grid and to provide a stable and reliable supply; 17. Sale and purchase of power. The sale and purchase of the KSPC Contract Quantity shall be at a rate of PhP4.2511/kWh (KSPC Base Price) subject to indexation on foreign exchange rates, fuel prices, local and international price indices. The KSPC base price of PhP4.2511/kWh is pursuant to the Decisions of the Commission in the previous PSC Applications of KSPC with various DUs (Decisions dated: August 21, 2008 for NOCECO, December 8, 2008 for CEBECO I, December 8, 2008 for CEBECO I, December 8, 2008 for CEBECO II, December 8, 2008 for NORECO I, December 8, 2008 for NORECO II, December 8, 2008 for VRESCO and September 10, 2008 for MECO). The Commission may take judicial notice of the previous KSPC applications. The price adjustment formulae for the KSPC Base Price as indicated in Annex “F” of the PSC, as follows: Price Adjustments

KAdj = Adjustment factor of KSPC during the Billing Month m FCPn = The Arithmetic average of the values of the United States Producers’ Price Index for all items and the United States Consumer Price Index for all items, both as last published on or before the Adjustment Date (the last day of the billing month) by International Monetary Fund; provided that if the International Monetary Fund ceases to publish such indices, the relevant indices published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics shall apply FCPo = The Arithmetic average of the values as of January 2008 of the United States Producers’ Price Index for all items and the United States Consumer Price Index for all items, both as published on by International Monetary Fund; provided that if the International Monetary Fund ceases to publish such indices, the relevant indices published by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics shall apply CFn = BPn + TBPn CFo = BPo + TBPo Where: BPo = shall be the blended rate (FOB + insurance) of the new Coal Supply Contracts1 TBPo = shall be the blended transportation rate (transportation + wharfage) of the new Coal Supply Contracts2 Ff = Fuel Base Price Factor = (FBPn/FBPo) Where: FBPn = New Fuel Base Price3 FBPo = Old Fuel Base Price4 FXn = Philippine Peso vs. US Dollar exchange rate as published by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas at the last working day of the Billing Month _______________ Current BPo rate as of 4th Q 2011: USD42.38 Current TBPo rate as of 4th Q 2011: USD21.14 3 Current New Fuel Base Price of 4th Q 2011: USD 63.52 4 Old Fuel Base Price as of 4th Q 2007: USD 52.57 1 2

FXo = An exchange rate of 40.65 Philippine Peso vs. 1.00 US Dollar LCPn= The Arithmetic average of the values of the Consumer Pricce Index in Philippines for all items and General Wholesale Price Index in Metro Manila for Mineral fuels, lubricant and related materials, both as last published on or before the Adjustment Date (the last day of the billing month) by the National Statistics Office (NSO). Where: a. Adjustment to Base Price (BPn) The BPn shall be adjusted quarterly to reflect the increase or decrease of the price of Global Coal FOB Newcastle as of the first day of

CRP = The CRP provided by the MEMR as determined annually per CSC anniversary date, which is FOB only. • The quarter shall refer to a calendar quarter. • The Base Index Price shall be the quarterly average of the Global coal physical index, FOB Newcastle. For the reference, the initial BIPn-2 shall be USD83.23 per ton. • The initial price adjustment shall be made on the First Delivery Date and which shall be effective until the end of the quarter of the First Delivery Date. • The next price adjustment after the First Delivery Date will be on the next calendar quarter and the price shall be adjusted on the first day of every quarter thereafter. • Any applicable and export-related taxes, duties, and other charges imposed by the respective governments of the exporters shall be added to the coal Base Price of each supplier/exporter under the CSC’s while any applicable and related taxes, duties, and other charges imposed by any Government Authority having jurisdiction over either of the parties shall be added to the blended Base Price as of current quarter (BPn). • The coal Base Price for each shipment of coal supplied by the supplier CFR hereunder to the Seller’s delivery point at the Cebu Power Plant shall be the Base Price, as applicable to that shipment and adjustment in accordance with the immediately preceding formula under this Annex F (Base Price); provided, however, that if such coal Base Price is less than the applicable Coal Reference Price, the coal Base Price shall be equivalent to the applicable Coal Reference Price. b. Adjustment of Transportation Base Price (TBPn) The TBPn shall be adjusted quarterly to reflect the increase or decrease of the price of Marine Diesel Oil as of the first day of loading as per the formula stated below: Formula : Where: TBPn = TBP as of current quarter TBPn-1 = TBP as of preceding quarter6. In case of a new Coal Supply Contract, the initial TBPn-1 shall be the blended transportation rate (transportation + wharfage) of the new Coal Supply Contracts BBPn-1 = Bunker Basis Price in US cents as of preceding quarter BBPn-2 = Bunker Basis Price in US cents as of preceding quarter to BBPn-1 75% = Fixed Cost 25% =Variable Cost • The quarter shall refer to a calendar quarter. • The Bunker Basis Price shall be the quarterly average of the Pertamina Publicly Listed Price Index for Marine Diesel Oil (MDO) posted in PT. Pertamina website (www.pertamina-bunker.com) For the reference, the initial BBPn-2 shall be US 0.8018 per liter. • The initial price adjustment shall be made on the First Delivery Date and which shall be effective until the end of the quarter on the First Delivery Date. • The next price adjustment after the First Delivery Date will be on the next calendar quarter and the price shall be adjusted on the first day of every quarter thereafter. • The Transportation Base Price for coal (“TBP”) shall include the cost of wharfage. 18. WESM Membership. The PSC requires that the Buyer become a direct member of the WESM. The market fees due to WESM shall be pass-through cost to be shouldered by the Buyer; ____________ 6 Initial TBPn-1 for the current CSC as of 4th Q2011: USD21.14 19. Long Run Avoidable Cost Pricing Methodology. The pricing in the PSC uses the Long Run Avoidable Cost (LRAC) methodology. The LRAC methodology is based on the notion of putting up a new plant where efficiencies are embedded. LRAC is guided by the Best New Entrant (BNE) concept of a new and efficient generating plant entering the market; 20. The Rationale Behind LRAC. LRAC benchmark rates ensure that offered rates are long-run oriented and are the most cost-competitive in comparison to other new entrants in the future. The rates are market-influenced and thus, cheaper; 21. The adoption of LRAC. In the Order dated September 29, 2003 in ERC Case No. 2003-291, the Commission adopted the LRAC methodology, to wit: “The determination of the LRAC components will be through the Best New Entrant (BNE) standard (based in viable plant mix), whereby the revenue requirements shall be based on the LRAC of the BNE reflecting the lowest total cost of an efficient new entrant generating plant in the country. The LRAC Methodology promotes efficiency in capital cost management while ensuring that the electricity remains viable for the longer term. x x x After through evaluation and analysis of the application and pursuant to Section 4 of the Rule 3 of the IRR of RA 9136 and ….., NPC and PSALM are hereby granted a provisional authority to impose revised generation charges using the LRAC methodology for the Luzon, Visayas and Panay/Bohol Grids.” 22. In its Resolution No. 11, Series of 2005, the Commission approved the “Guidelines for the Setting and Approval of Electricity Generation Rates and Subsidies for Missionary Electrification Areas,” adopting the BNE concept in rate methodology. Under the said Guidelines, a BNE Rate is “a generation rate, expressed in Peso per kilowatt-hour, which an efficient entrant needs to charge its customers for it to recover its costs and earn a reasonable return on capital.” It shall be used to determine the reasonableness of the true cost generation rate or the “lowest long-term cost of power and services” obtained through a competitive selection process for the supply of electricity in NPC-SPUG areas; 23. Sources of Funds and Financial Plans. KSPC will obtain a debt facility from international lending institutions and/or other commercial banks. The equity investment will be sourced from KEPCO Philippines Holdings, Inc. (KPHI), equivalent to 60%, and SPC, equivalent to 40%. KPHI is one hundred percent (100%) owned by Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO); 24. Debt/Equity Ratio. The debt-equity ratio for the Project shall be 70:30. Seventy percent (70%) of the total Project cost will be sourced from lenders. The preliminary financing plan is as follows: Amount in US$ Facility (000) % Equity Contribution 147,216 30% ECA Loan Tranche A 221,150 45% ECA Loan Tranche B 122,305 25% Total 490,671 100% The balance of thirty percent (30%) will be sourced through capital from KPHI and SPC and each shall contribute 60% and 40% of the equity, respectively. The project shall be financed through project financing. In the event that project financing may not be availed of, KEPCO, the parent company of KPHI, may extend corporate financing subject to a guarantee fee equivalent to 2.5% of the amount financed; 25. Annual Interest. The breakdown of interests for the different loans is as follows:


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Friday, 18 October 2013 Facility ECA Loan Tranche A ECA Clean Tail Tranche B Total

Total in US$ (000)

Annual in US$(000)

100,630 55,652 156,282

8,386 4,638 13,024

3) Green Core Geothermal, Incorporated (GCGI) Contract Capacity is 11,000 MW; 4) GCGI contact Capacity is 5,000 MW; 5) KSPC Contract Capacity is 5,000 MW; 6) Actual consumption and revenue are estimates for one (1) month or thirty (30) days

Years 12 12

LEYECO II Projected Impact Rates

26. Computation of Return on Investment/Weighted Average cost of Capital. The average Return on Investment (ROI) is 13.6% and the Weighted Average Cost of Capital (WACC) is 13.27%. The WACC used is for the computation of the Long-Run Avoidable Cost (LRAC); 27. Sample Computation of Power Rates. A sample computation of power rates showing the price and the corresponding monthly payment is attached as Annex “E” to the PSC, as indicated below: Computation of Monthly Payments GCmonth = K + T Where: GCmonth = Generation charge for billing month m or Monthly Payment; in Peso K = Sellers’ generation charge for the billing month m; in Pesos T = Monthly compensation charge for the intermediate loading of the Buyer for the billing month m; in Peso a. Computation of “K” K = HCQm x PKadj Where: HCQm = graft HCQm HCQij FMQij

= Total Final HCQ for the billing month m, kWh = Final HCQ for the relevant day i and relevant hour j of the billing month m, kWh = Quantity of energy not deliverable due to Force Majeure for the relevant day i and relevant hour j of the billing month m, kWh Pkadj = Pk x Kadj Pkadj = KSPC Price for the billing month m, Peso/kWh Pk = KSPC Price, 4.2511 Peso/kWh Kadj = KSPC Price adjustment for the billing month m n25 = Means up to the 25th day of the current month l = Represents the relevant day of the billing month m j = Represents the relevant hour of the trading day b. Computation of “T” T = (CQm - HCQm) x Pkadj x 0.75 Where: CQm = KSPC Monthly Contract Quantity for the relevant billing month m based on Annex “C”, kWh HCQm = graft = Total Final HCQ for the billing month m, kWh = Final HCQ for the relevant day i and relevant hour j of the billing month m, kWh FMQij = Quantity of energy not deliverable due to Force Majeure for the relevant day i and relevant hour j of the billing month m, kWh PKadj = Pk x Kadj PKadj = KSPC Price for the billing month m, Peso/kWh Pk = KSPC Price, 4.2511 Peso/kWh Kadj = KSPC Price adjustment for the billing month m n25 = Means up to the 25th day of the current month i = Represents the relevant day of the billing month m j = Represents the relevant hour of the trading day 28. Cash Flow. The initial costs for the first four (4) years, prior to operation, of the Cebu Power Plant are as follows: 2008 2009 2010 2011 In US$ (000) In US$ (000) In US$ (000) In US$ (000) Equity 28,315 53,526 46,505 18,870 Debt 102,385 161,956 48,460 30,655 Total 130,700 215,482 94,965 49,524 HCQm HCQij

29. Environmental Compliance Certificate. On December 5, 2005, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) granted KSPC’s application for an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC); 30. Details of the procurement process of fuel. The supply contracts were procured by KSPC through international public bidding. To secure the coal requirements for the next ten (10) years and assure the customers of supply of electricity, KSPC entered into coal supply contracts with PT Inkor Prima Coal (PT IPC) on July 18, 2011 and PT Jaya Samudra Karunia Mining (PT JSKM) on October 13, 2011; 31. Details of the Procurement process for the EPC Contract. KSPC, likewise, procured its Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contract through international public bidding. The EPC Contract is for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, erection, commissioning, testing and related services of the two (2) coal-fired thermal power plants; 32. The following table shows the impact of the KSPC Price under its new Adjustment Formula on the generation rates paid by the DUs in the Visayas:

GENCO CHARGES BILLING PARTICULARS

Current NPC Rate (as of June 2012) Rate, P/kWh

Proposed KSPC Rate Rate, P/kWh

1. Generation Charge

1. Generation Charge/Base Price 2. Franchise & Benefits to Host Communities Taxes (FBHC) 3. Market Fee (WESM) Total Amount Before VAT

7

3.7255

4.2511

0.0177

-

0.011 3.7542

0.011 4.2621

33. LEYECO II’s Rate Impact. The rate impact of the PSC on LEYECO II’s generation charges is as follows: KSPC2 intermediate loading 7 MW Assumptions: 1) The next probable alternative for LEYECO II’s electrical power source is with Cebu Energy Development Corporation (CEDC); 2) Estimated Peak Load based on LEYECO II forecast for 2013 is 32,633 MW;

With KSPC2 (GCGI 1, GCGI 2, KSPC2 NPC/PSALM1) 5.1557 Rate Impact

Blended Rate

Without KSPC2 (GCGI 1, GCG12, KSPC1, CEDC, NPC/PSALM1) 5.4619 0.3062

Note: 1NPC/PSALM Contract is applicable in 2013, only. WITH KSPC Supply Portion 37% 17% 17% 24% 5%

Payment Actual Description Consumption GCGI 1 Electricity Fee GCG1 2 Electricity Fee KSPC 1 Electricity Fee KSPC 2 Electricity Fee NPC/ PSALM Electricity Fee TOTALS

100%

Load Factor at = 100%

Basic Charge + Adjustment

Applicable

% VAT

7,920,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 5,040,000

7,920,000 3,600,000 3,600,000 5,040,000

5.0336 5.0336 4.2511 4.7985

12% 12%

1,066,939 21,226,939

4,381,632 24,541,632

4.6386

12%

Renewable Portion

0%

100% 100%

Total Amount Due 39,866,112.00 18,120,960.00 17,140,435.20 27,086,572.80

71%

7,224,594.95 109,438,674.95 Blended Rate 5.1557

Assumptions: 1) GCGI Contract Capacity is 11,000 MW 2) Fuel Fees is based on Actual Commission 3) CEDC Contract Capacity is 7,000 KW WITHOUT KSPC Supply Portion 37% 17% 17% 24% 5%

Payment Description

GCGI 1 GCG1 2 KSPC 1 CEDC

Electricity Fee Electricity Fee Electricity Fee Capacity & O&M Fee Fuel Fee

NPC/ PSALM Electricity Fee 100% TOTALS

Actual Consumption kWh

Applicable kWh

Basic Charge PhP/kWh

7,920,000 3,600,000 3,600,000

7,920,000 3,600,000 3,600,000

5.0336 5.0336 4.2511

5,040,000.

5,040,000

1,066,939 21,226,939

4,381,632 24,541,632

% VAT

Renewable Portion

Total Amount Due PhP

12%

100% 100% 100%

39,866,112.00 18,120,960.00 17,140,435.20

3.0531 2.8969

12% 12%

N/A N/A

17,234,086.57 16,352,567.69

4.6386

12%

71%

7,224,594.95 115,938,756.41 5.4619

5.9500

Blended Rate

34. Details regarding LEYECO II’s load forecast projections. Shown below are the load forecast projections in accordance with the Distribution Development Plan (DDP) of LEYECO II, to wit: LEYECO II 10 YEAR LOAD FORECAST

YEAR 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023

Energy (kWh) 218,170,356 230,609,987 243,395,320 256,380,336 269,419,016 282,365,344 295,073,299 307,396,865 319,190,022 330,306,754 340,601,040 349,926,864

Demand (kW) 37,929 39,600 41,395 43,315 45,358 47,526 49,817 52,233 54,772 57,436 60,223 63,135

35. KSPC Board Resolution. The Board Resolution of KSPC authorizing its President to execute the power sales contract of the company with its customers, including LEYECO II;

MOTION FOR THE ISSUANCE OF PROVISION AUTHORITY 36. In a letter dated June 6, 2013, LEYECO II informed the Commission on PSALM’S reduction of its contract quantity, which constrained LEYECO II to enter into the instant PSC with KSPC. The reduction of PSALM energy quantity will take effect on June 26, 2013. Thus, to protect the consumers of LEYECO II, they agreed to buy and sell electricity starting June 26, 2013, subject to the approval of the Commission; 37. The June 5, 2013 PSC between them will serve to supply the contract quantity lost by the reduction of PSALM’s contract quantity. This remedy, however, is effective only upon the issuance by the Commission of a provisional authority. Thus, they are constrained to ask for a provisional authority from the Commission to allow the parties to buy and sell electricity on or before June 26, 2013. 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 also submitted in support thereof; 38. Rule 14, Section 3 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, clearly mandates the issuance of Provisional Authority pending approval of the Application; 39. They pray that: a) a provisional authority be issued by the Commission authorizing them to buy and sell electricity on or before June 26, 2013; and b) the PSC dated June 5, 2013 be approved by the Commission. The Commission has set instant application for jurisdictional hearing, expository presentation, pre-trial conference and evidentiary hearing on October 23, 2013 (Wednesday) at nine o’clock in the morning (9:00 A.M.) at the LEYECO II’s Main Office, Real Street, Sagkahan District, Tacloban City, Leyte. All persons who have an interest in the subject matter of the proceeding may become a party by filing, at least five (5) days prior to the initial hearing and subject to the requirements in the ERC’s Rules and Practice and Procedure, a verified petition with the Commission giving the docket number and title of the proceeding and stating: (1) the petitioner’s name and address; (2) the nature of petitioner’s interest in the subject matter of the proceeding, and the way and manner in which such interest is affected by the issues involved in the proceeding; and (3) a statement of the relief desired. All other persons who may want their views known to the Commission with respect to the subject matter of the proceeding may file their opposition to the application or comment thereon at any stage of the proceeding before the applicants conclude the presentation of their evidence. No particular form of opposition or comment is required, but the document, letter or writing should contain the name and address of such person and a concise statement of the opposition or comment and the grounds relied upon. All such persons who may wish to have a copy of the application may request the applicants, prior to the date of the initial hearing, that they be furnished with a copy of the application. The applicants are hereby directed to furnish with a copy of the application. The applicants are hereby directed to furnish all those making such request with copies of the application and its attachments, subject to reimbursement of reasonable photocopying costs. Likewise, any such person may examine the application and other pertinent records filed with the Commission during the usual office hours. WITNESS, the Honorable Chairperson, ZENAIDA G. CRUZ-DUCUT, and the Honorable Commissioners, ALEJANDRO J. NON, GLORIA VICTORIA C. YAP-TARUC, and JOSEFINA PATRICIA A. MAGPALEASIRIT, Energy Regulatory Commission, this 30th day of September, 2013 at Pasig City.

ATTY. FRANCIS SATURNINO C. JUAN Executive Director III


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

IN THE MATTEROF THE APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF AUTHORITY TO SECURE LOAN FOR THE ACQUISITION AND COMMISSIONING OF 20/25 MVA POWER TRANSFORMER UNDER ITS EMERGENCY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE (CAPEX) ERC CASE NO. 2013-076 MC LEYTE II ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. (LEYECO II), APPLICANT. x------------------------------------x NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Notice is hereby given that on August 27, 2013, Leyte II Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO II) filed an application for the approval of its authority to secure loan for the acquisition and commissioning of the 20/25 MVA power transformer under its emergency capital expenditure (CAPEX). In the said application, LEYECO II alleged, among others, that: 1. It is a non-stock, non-profit electric cooperative (EC) duly organized and existing under and by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 269 (PD No. 269), as amended, with principal office address at LEYECO II Building, Real Street, Sagkahan District, Tacloban City, Leyte; 2. It is the exclusive franchise holder, issued by the National Electrification Administration (NEA), to operate an electric and power services in the city of Tacloban and the Municipalities of Palo and Babatngon, all in the Province of Leyte; STATEMENT OF FACTS 3. On September 30, 2011, it filed an application for the approval of its CAPEX projects under its Distribution Development Plan (DDP) for the years 2011-2015, docketed as ERC Case No. 2011-135 RC. The resolution of which is still pending before the Commission; 4. To complete its six (6) years CAPEX projects and to coincide with the timeline under the Tariff Glide Path (TGP) Rules, it filed an application for the approval of its 2016 CAPEX projects on May 21, 2013, docketed as ERC Case No. 2013-107 RC. The resolution of the same is also pending before the Commission; 5. Shown below is the project description of the 20/25 MVA power transformer, as stated in its DDP for the years 2011-2015: Project Code: CAP-001 Project Title: 25 MVA Campetic Substation Expansion Details: (note: item below is just one (1) item of the Project CAP-001 as proposed in the CAPEX Distribution Development Plan (DDP) 2011-2015.

Friday, 18 October 2013 Particular Amount One (1) Unit Power Transformer, 20/25 MVA, OA/FA (ONAN/ONAF), Manual On-load Tap Changing, 5 Taps (+2.5%/7.5%) Conservator Type, 69D/13.2YG/7.62kV

(Php) 21,000,000.00

6. After the bidding process, the amount of the Fifteen Million Nine Hundred Eighty Thousand Pesos (PhP 15, 980, 000.00) was the lowest bid price from among the six (6) suppliers that entered their bid. Minutes of the Pre-Bids and Awards Committee were attached in the instant application and were made as an integral part thereof: 7. It will source the funds for the acquisition of the power transformer from its available loan facility from the National Electrification Administration (NEA). A copy of the loan contract is attached in the instant application and was made as an integral part thereof; 8. Its loan facility with NEA has an existing unutilized loanable balance of Thirty-Four Million Four Hundred Seventy Thousand Four Hundred Forty-Eight and 80/100 Pesos (PhP 34, 470, 448. 80). In view thereof, its unutilized loan balance facility is sufficient to cover the new loan; 9. The acquisition of the power transformer is of urgent need due to several spot load connected and energized in the year 2012 (e.g. Robinson Annex, Central Bank, Call Centers, new commercial buildings, etc.) resulting to the demand of 39. 676 MW which is in excess of its 39. 6002 MW forecasted demand for the year 2013. Thus, there is an urgent need to install the additional capacity at its Campetic Substation at the soonest possible time to prevent its transformer from overloading; 10. In support of the instant application, the following documents were submitted and were made as an integral part thereof as annexes: Nature of Document Audited Financial Statement including Notes for Test Year 2010 Audited Financial Statement including Notes for year 2011 Copy of Audited Financial Statement including Notes for year 2012 Details or Specification of the equipment to be purchased and its cost to which the proceeds of the loan will be utilized Bases of the estimated cost of equipment: The Bid Price of the winning bidder with attached specification Copy of Loan Agreement: New Contract of Loan (Addendum to the Original) Mortgage Property (note: the First Mortgage under the Original contract also stands as security for the new loan/addendum Actual amount of drawdown released by the lending institutions, date the application was received, amount, exchange rate at time of receipt, proof is: NEA Disbursement Voucher and NEA Budget Utilization Request Amortization Schedule

Detailed scheduled of Utilization (Annual Reinvestment Fund for Sustainable CAPEX (RFSC) Utilization - Test year and prior 2 years) Computation of indicative rate impact of the project Compuration of Financial Ratios (test year and projected years of payments of loans) Justification, study, computation and benefits resulting from securing loans NEA Loan Profile from year 2008 to present 11. It prays that, after due notice and hearing, the instant application be approved and an authority to secure loan be issued accordingly. The Commission has set the instant application for jurisdictional hearing, expository presentation, pre-trial conference and evidentiary hearing on October 29, 2013 (Tuesday) at ten o’clock in the morning (10:00 A.M.) at ERC Hearing Room, 15th Floor, Pacific Center Building, San Miguel Avenue, Pasig City. All person who have an interest in the subject matter of the proceeding may become a party by filing, at least five (5) days prior to the initial hearing and subject to the requirements in the ERC’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, a verified petition with the Commission giving the docket number and the title of the proceeding and stating: (1) the petitioners name and address; (2) the nature of petitioners intended the subject matter of the proceeding, and the way and manner in which such interest is affected by the issues involved in the proceeding; and (3) a statement of the relief desired. All other persons who may want their views known to the Commission with respect to the subject matter of the proceeding may file their opposition to the application or comment thereon at any stage of the proceeding before the applicant concludes the presentation of its evidence. No particular form of opposition or comment is required, but the document, letter or writing should contain the name and address of such person and the concise statement of the opposition or comment and the grounds relied upon. All such persons who may wish to have the copy of the application may request the applicant, prior to the date of the initial hearing, that they be furnished with copy of the application. The applicant is hereby directed to furnish all those making such requests with copies of application and its attachments, subject to reimbursement of reasonable photocopying costs. Likewise, any such person may examine the application and other pertinent records filed with the Commission during the usual office hours. WITNESS, the Honorable Chairperson, ZENAIDA G. CRUZ-DUCAT, and the Honorable Commissioners, ALFREDO J. NON, GLORIA VICTORIA C. YAP-TARUC, and JOSEFINA PATRICIA A. MAGPALEASIRIT, Energy Regulatory Commission, this 7th day of October 2013 at Pasig City.

ATTY. FRANCIS SATURNINO C. JUAN Executive Director III

City council urges DOTC, DBM, OP to return realigned amount for Tacloban airport rehab TACLOBAN CITY – The city council of Tacloban passed a resolution “strongly urging” the Department of Transportation and Communications, Department of Budget and Management and Office of the President to return the realigned amount intended for the rehabilitation of the Tacloban Daniel Z.Romualdez Airport. A total of P718.752 million from the P1-billion budget for the DZR Airport rehabilitation was realigned to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), which triggered criticisms not only from residents and leaders in the region but some national officials as well. The DZR Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the country outside of Manila and Cebu international airports. On a daily basis, the DZR airport serves 11 Manila-bound flights of Cebu Pacific (CEB), Zest Air, Air Philippines and

SEAIR; and two Cebubound flights of CEB and Air Philippines. Recently, the airport had opened its Iloilobound Cebu Pacific aircraft that uses the airport three times a week. This present flight condition of the DZR Airport only shows that it needs improvements to address the more than 1 million airline passengers who uses the airport every year, and the realignment of fund which had long been asked by officials in the region would only make the current situation of the airport worse, according to the council members. Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin, presiding chair of city council, said that the President should be true to his word when he mentioned the DZR airport in his State of the Nation Address as among the airports which the national government would upgrade. The vice mayor is hoping that the fund will be returned to Tacloban

Airport and the rehabilitation be completed as promised in 2016 before the President’s term ends. Yaokasin said the he does not want to think that the project was politicized as he expressed his optimistic that the realignment was temporary because of time constraint.”Hopefully it would be return next year; we hope to see a modern airport in the city of Tacloban,” he said. “I am sure that if the airport is rehabilitated that there would be a quick development in the city including the region, one of which is the tourism industry, Yaokasin added. It is not only officials from Tacloban City who are opposed to the realignment of funds intended for DZR Airport. Philippine National Red Cross Chairman Richard Gordon also criticized this move of the national government as this will not help the region in promoting its tourism potential.

Gordon, who was a former Department of Tourism Secretary, said that he was surprised with this move of the national government, having known that Tacloban Airport is one of the top performing airports in the country. Gordon stressed that if the national government really want to help the region, it would give back the budget that they re-align to ensure that the

target date for finishing the airport rehabilitation would be meet. The DZR Airport rehabilitation project consists of four components; construction of the apron and taxi way, the completion of North-East shore protection, construction of drainage system, and construction of temporary transition to serve the increasing air passengers and cargo traffics, serve modern and bigger

aircrafts, and provide safety to air commuters. The Tacloban Airport Development Project was originally included in the Japan Bank for International Cooperation’s P3.75 billion loan package in 2001 but was excluded for the Philippine government’s failure to put up a counterpart. The loan expired in September 2007 (ROEL

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sure that the conduct of elections will be orderly and peaceful,” Comelec Regional Director Jose Nick Mendros said in a separate interview. According to Mendros, the killings of involving barangay officials were “isolated” and would not in any way affect the over-all conduct of elections in Eastern Visayas which has more than 2.6 million registered voters. Embalsado said during the “Kapihan

ha PIA” media forum that aside from conducting their campaign based on what they intend to accomplish once elected, the candidates should also be aware on what acts are not allowed to be carried out by them. The Comelec assistant regional director said that they are prohibited to give foods and transportation, among others, during the campaign up to the day of the elections itself.

from page 1 mobile check points and imposition of gun ban policy. While there were reported killings involving barangay officials in the different parts of the region, the latest of which was in Gandara, Samar, the Comelec is still confident that the balloting in the region would turn out to be peaceful and orderly. “In every elections, our goal always en-

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Friday, 18 October 2013 Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0677 Ref. No. VIII-2003-1610 Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Extension of Validity and with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. JAIME SALOMON-VENDOR ELVIRA D. CERO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT/S REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE APPROVAL OF SALE MADE BY JAIME SALOMON IN FAVOR OF ELVIRA D. CERO OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-KANANGA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 19, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER OF ITS 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 OCTOBER 30, 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 October 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-2013-0675 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) MYRA OLAYVAR MATIGA 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: ORMOC CITY-MERIDA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF TWO (2) UNITS, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, CHIAN NEN LINER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 30, 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 October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Erlinda B. Rosal extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Brgy. Tagaytay, Kananga, Leyte, containing an area of 77,850 square meters, more or less, covered under T.C.T. No. T-22660. That heir Dominador B. Rosal hereby Cede, Transfer, Waive and Convey all his rights in favor of his children/co-heirs, in the above-mentioned parcel of land; per Doc. No. 516, Page No. 104, Book No. LXXVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ruben Capahi.

LSDE: Oct. 18, 25 & Nov. 1, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Timoteo Fernandez and Gliceria Avellana extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 3779-F, Psd-116903, situated in the Municipality of Baybay, Leyte, containing an area of 4,816 square meters, more or less, covered by TCT No. T-18328. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Roberto Tiongco and Melecia Tiongco as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 435, Page No. 87, Book No. XXXIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Eden B. Chavez-Butawan.

LSDE: Oct. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0674 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) BENJIELYN REBOQUIO 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: ORMOC CITY-MERIDA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, JAMES LLOYD LINER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 30, 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 October 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-2013-0672 Ref. No. VIII-2009-0052 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) SAMSON BERONGOY Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF CARGOES AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITYBASEY & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, SL TRANSPORT SERVICES. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 30, 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 October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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Nancy E. Villablanca Tel. 323-8411/09164413724 Blk 25 Lot 45 NHA Baras Palo, Leyte EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Clotilde Enriquez extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of of land, situated at Brgy. Baybay, Carigara, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 11105, with Tax Dec. No. 08-11001-00229, with a lot area of 699.81 square meters; per Doc. No. 645, Page No. 129, Book No. 21, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edgar J. Tonolete.

LSDE: Oct. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

STEFTI fun run slated on Oct. 27 TACLOBAN CITY- As St. Therese Educational Foundation of Tacloban, Inc. (STEFTI) celebrates its 12thfounding anniversary, a fun run called “STEFTI Run 2013”is slated to be held in the city on October 27 with a theme, “Run for the church, run for a chapel.” The said activity is a fund-raising project of the school for the construction of its chapel, and flooring renovation of Redemptorist Church. “When you join the run, at least you can help in building the church,” Tintin Villegas, event chairperson, said. According to her, there are three categories, 3K, 6K, and 12K. For 3K, registration fee is P300, P400 for 6K, and P500 for 12K inclusive of race bib, race map, singlet, and finisher’s certificate. The top 50 who will finish the 12K category will receive a finisher’s medal. Villegas is encouraging the public join the said event as they will feature some AZKALS players who will run together with the participants. (ROMINAH L. BLONES, LNU Intern)

Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0670 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) PEDRO RUIZ 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 CARGOES AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITY-ALBUERA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME RICHARD JAY LINER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 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 14th day of October 2013.

INVITATION TO BID FOR THE PROCUREMENT OF VARIOUS SIZES OF TIRES 1. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region VIII, through the General Appropriations Act Civil Year 2013 intends to apply the sum of Three Million Nine Hundred Ninety Two Thousand Four Hundred Thirty Four Pesos (Php3,992,434.00) being the Approved Budget for the Contract (ABC) to payments under the contract for the Procurement of Various Sizes of Tires. Bids received in excess of the ABC shall be automatically rejected at bid opening. 2. Completion of this project is required for only Sixty (60) calendar days upon receipt of “Notice to Proceed”. Bidders should have completed, within a period of Five (5) Years from the date of submission and receipt of bids, a contract similar to the Project. 3. Bidding is restricted to Filipino citizens/sole proprietorships, partnerships, or organizations with at least sixty percent (60%) interest or outstanding capital stock belonging to citizens of the Philippines, and to citizens or organizations of a country the laws or regulations of which grant similar rights or privileges to Filipino citizens, pursuant to RA 5183 and subject to Commonwealth Act 138. 4. A complete set of Bidding Documents may be purchased by interested Bidders on October 9-23, 2013 from the address below and upon payment of a nonrefundable fee for the Bidding Documents in the amount of Five Thousand Pesos (Php5,000.00). 5. The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) Region VIII will hold a Pre-Bid Conference on October 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the address given below, which shall be open only to all interested parties who have purchased the Bidding Documents. 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before 10:00 AM October 29, 2013. All Bids must be accompanied by a bid security in any of the acceptable forms and in the amount stated in ITB Clause. 7. Bid opening shall be on 10:00 AM October 29, 2013 at the mentioned address below. Bids will be opened in the presence of the Bidder’s representatives who choose to attend at the address below. Late bids shall not be accepted. For further information, please refer to: SF04 Teodulo M Eder BFP (BAC Secretariat) Bureau of Fire Protection Regional Office 8 P. Paterno Street Corner J. Romualdez Tacloban City Leyte Philippines 6500 63-325-7123 Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0671 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATION) ERNESTO D. SALMON 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: LLORENTEBORONGA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1)UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Angel Robin & Dionesia Corbes Robin extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Guintagbucan, Abuyog, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 76, containing an area of 248 square meters, with a declared area of 200 square meters, more or less, under latest Tax Dec. No. 08-01005-00478. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Rosemarie Esmer Gallardo & Sherwin Lumagod as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 406, Page No. 83, Book No. 19, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Erwin V. Belleza. LSDE: Oct. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 Notice is hereby given that Transfiguracion Zacarias y Batausa heir of late Corazon Batausa y Gonzaga executed an affidavit of Adjudication over a parcel of land, including a residential building and other improvements existing therein, Lot No. 2484-A-3-F, Psd-08-004772, under T.C.T. No. T-32024, situated at Brgy. Utap, Tacloban City; per Doc. No. 204, Page No. 41, Book No. V, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Maria Cecile P. Moreno-Andrade.

LSDE: Oct. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines Department of the Interior and Local Government BUREAU OF FIRE PROTECTION OFFICE OF THE REGIONAL DIRECTOR Cor. J. Romualdez and P. Paterno Sts. Tacloban City Region VIII

(Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION

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NAME, EDNA TRANSPORT SERVICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 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 14th day of October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Regional Trial Court 8th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Ormoc City HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG FUND), Petitioner-Mortgagee, -versusJEROME V. GENISTON, Respondent/sMortgagor/s, EJF FILE NO. R-ORM-13-00014-FC FOR: EXTRAJUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED x- - - - - - - -x

NOTICE OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SALE

DYNASTY SQUARE P. Zamora St. Tacloban

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Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (PAG-IBIG FUND) with business & postal address at Tacloban City; against JEROME V. GENISTON, resident of Brgy. Bagong Buhay, Ormoc City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 6, 2013, amounts to FIVE HUNDRED ELEVEN THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE PESOS & 07/100 (Php511,975.07) excluding liquidated damages, penalties, charges and attorney’s fees & expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on OCTOBER 21, 2013, from 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 35, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, to the highest bidder, for CASH or Manager’s check and in the Philippine Currency, the following property/s with all its improvements to wit:

TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 50514 “A parcel of land designated as Lot 5, Block 1, of the subdivision plan, Psd-08008927-D, Ormoc Cadastre, being a portion of Lot 5343, situated in the Brgy. Salvacion (now Bagong Buhay), Ormoc City. Bounded on the NE., along line 1-2 by Lot 5342, CAD 256; SE along lines 2-3 by Lot 6, Blk 1 of the sub-div plan; on the SW along lines 3-4 by Road Lot 1 xxx containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY (120) sq.m.” All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on OCTOBER 25, 2013. Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 (Sgd.) VIRGILIO D. LENTEJAS, JR. Sheriff IV LSDE: October 4, 11 & 18, 2013


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144 dead, 23 missing in Bohol, Cebu quake CEBU CITY (Updated) -- Twenty-three people remained missing in Bohol while 144 others were reported dead Wednesday evening following Tuesday’s 7.2-magnitude earthquake. Several areas in Bohol, the quake’s epicenter, have also remained isolated, with roads and bridges badly damaged, said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). As of Wednesday, rescuers were still trying to dig deeper into rubbles left by the quake after it shattered office buildings, houses and many centuries old churches. So far, only three people were pulled alive from the rubble, officials said. The NDRRMC said of the 144 fatalities, 134 were recorded in Bohol, while Cebu had nine and one in Siquijor province. The small coastal town of Loon reported 20 fatalities, the highest in Bohol, including those buried in a hospital and a church. Loon and Maribojoc towns are isolated, said officials. The number of injured residents also rose to 291, while 23 remained missing as of this posting. The quake, which struck at 8:12 a.m. of October 15, has so far affected 593,561 families or 3,017,814 people in 951 barangays in 32 municipalities and seven cities in Central Visayas. Out of the affected, 7,430 families or 37,424 persons were displaced and served in evacuation centers in Bohol province alone, the NDRRMC added. Since Tuesday’s tremor, 941 aftershocks were so far reported, 21 of which were felt, said the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs). Two of the strongest aftershocks, both at 5.1 magnitude, happened

Wednesday morning, said the Phivolcs. President Benigno Aquino III and some Cabinet officials went to Bohol Wednesday morning and proceeded to Cebu in the afternoon to assess the situation in both provinces. Secretaries Manuel Roxas II (Local Government), Dinky Soliman (Social Welfare), Joseph Abaya (Transportation) and Rogelio Singson (Public Works) were already in Bohol to oversee rescue, clearing and relief operations. The Department of Public Works and Highways, meanwhile, reported damaged roads and bridges in Bohol and Cebu. In Bohol, 20 bridges and four roads remained not passable. A total of 303 houses were also damaged both in Bohol and Cebu. Historic churches dating from the Spanish colonial period suffered the most. Among them was the country’s oldest, the 16thcentury Basilica of the Holy Child in Cebu, which lost its bell tower. Nearly half of a 17thcentury limestone church in Loboc town, southwest of Carmen, was reduced to rubble. Extensive damage also hit densely populated Cebu City, causing deaths when a building in Pasil port and the roof of a market area collapsed. The province was also placed under a state of calamity. The quake also set off two stampedes in nearby city of Toledo and Pinamungajan town in Cebu. Neil Sanchez, Cebu provincial disaster management officer, said when the quake struck, people gathered in Barba Sports B-Complex in Toledo City rushed outside in a panic, crushing five people to death and injuring eight others. The stampede in Pina-

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mungajan also killed several others, including a fouryear-old girl. Landslides were also noted in Barangay Kawasan, Aloguinsan, as well as in Barangays Gutlang, Canulam, Canbantug, Lapay and Bulasa in Argao, Cebu after the tremor. “We ran out of the building, and outside, we hugged trees because the tremors were so strong,” said Vilma Yorong, a Provincial Government employee in Bohol. “When the shaking stopped, I ran to the street and there I saw several injured people. Some were saying their church has collapsed,” she told The Associated Press by phone. As fear set in, Yorong and the others ran up a mountain, afraid a tsunami would follow the quake. “Minutes after the earthquake, people were pushing each other to go up the hill,” she said. But the quake was centered inland and did not cause a tsunami. The earthquake also was deeper below the surface than a 6.9-magnitude temblor last year in waters near Negros Island, also in the central Philippines, that killed nearly 100 people. Aledel Cuizon said the quake that caught her in her bedroom sounded like “a huge truck that was approaching and the rumbling sound grew louder as it got closer.” She and her neighbors ran outside, where she saw concrete electric poles “swaying like coconut trees.” It lasted 15-20 seconds, she said. Cebu City’s hospitals quickly moved patients into the streets, basketball courts and parks. Cebu province, about 570 kilometers (350 miles) south of Manila, has a population of more than 2.6 million people. Cebu is the Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2011-0638 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a UV SHUTTLE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. EDUARDO APILAR Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A UV SHUTTLE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FROM MAASIN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REG. 8 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, RIANNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON JANUARY 22, 2014. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 29, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date,

second largest city after Manila. Nearby Bohol has 1.2 million people and is popular among foreigners because of its beach and island resorts and famed Chocolate Hills. The Philippine archipelago is located in the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” where earthquakes and volcanic activity are common. A magnitude-7.7 quake killed nearly 2,000 people on the northern island of Luzon in 1990. (SUNNEX) /

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his secretary. In a festive mood, parishioners of the Sto. Niño Parish here in the city warmly welcomed Archbishop Du in his first ever pastoral visit yesterday. This is the appointment of the archdiocese of Palo’s chief prelate with the parishioners led by the parish priest Rev. Msgr. Alex Opiniano and co-pastor Rev. Fr. Isagani Petilos, to know hands-on their concerns. The visit was highlighted by the Holy Mass presided by Archbishop Du. Rev. Fr. Petilos, who is the archdiocese’s Pastoral Action Secretariat head, a consultor of the archbishop and a co-pastor at the Sto. Niño Parish, informed that a similar visit was conducted by then Palo Archbishop Pedro Dean, through the Auxilliary Bishop Isabelo Abarquez. Archbishop Palma was not able to conduct his pastoral visit as he was soon appointed Archbishop of Cebu by Pope Benedict XVI. Archbishop Du’s pastoral visit is in keeping with the mandate enshrined in the document Pastores Gregis which states, “In Making his 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 October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

pastoral visit to the parish, the bishop should delegate to others the study of administrative questions and give first place to personal meetings, beginning with the parish priest and the other priests.” Petilos added, “This is the time he is closest to his people in carrying out the ministry of the word, of sanctification and of pastoral leadership, when he most directly encounters their anxieties and cares, their joys and their expectation, and is able to address to all invitation to hope, coming into direct contact with the poor, the elderly and the infirm” quoting excerpt of the document. Rev. Msgr. Opiniano, in his welcome remarks, said that the visit of the bishop is among those mandated under the Code of Canon Law, wherein the bishop has to visit the diocese under him, either totally or partially, within the first five years of his stewardship. The archbishop could visit the parish personally or through this delegate usually the auxiliary bishop. For Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero, an assistant parish priest of SNP and spokesman of the archdiocese, by this tradition of the Church, where the Local Ordinary, our Arch. John Du, will meet the parishioners of every parish of the whole Archdiocese, be with the people, know them, especially their needs and

concerns for the parish, so that the archbishop will continue to do better service for the faithful of the local church. And this will also cater to better and closer relationship of the archbishop with his priests and the faithful.” The archbishop has earlier gone to other parishes within the Diocese of Palo where he likewise received concerns of the parishioners in the open forum. Sto. Niño Parish, which has now about 25,960 parishioners and five district chapels namely Sabang, Seawall, Siren, Quarry and Pampango covering the 46 barangays in the city, is among the parishes chosen by the prelate for his series of pastoral visits. Based on recorded history of the parish there were 44 parish priests who have served the parish although the parish’s history dated back in September 1988, according to Ildebrando Bernadas, head of the Parish’s Social Action Commission. During the pastoral visit at Sto. Niño Parish, Msgr. Opiniano reported on the pastoral evangelization programs and initiatives of the parish, including its vision and goal and the creation and existence of the BECs in the community levels. Rev. Fr. Marpa, in his report ,disclosed the result of the pastoral evaluation where he commended the parish for good number of baptism and marriages, better than other to page 11


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MANILA -- Suspected pork barrel scam architect Janet Napoles may soon testify before the Senate on the controversy after Senate President Franklin Drilon decided on Wednesday to sign the subpoena compelling her attendance. Drilon earlier refused to sign the subpoena in deference to the advice of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who said the inquiry may affect the fact-finding evaluation of the plunder cases filed against Napoles and lawmakers in relation to the alleged multi-billion peso scam. But Morales said it depends on the Senate if it will heed her advice. Drilon said his decision to sign the sub-

parishes within the archdiocese and noteworthy evangelization effort with the help of the media. Rev. Fr. Chu, lauded the parish for its performance in terms of finance and office and record keeping. Archbishop Du, who is celebrating his birthday today, has not disclosed so far any name as to who the next parish priest of Sto. Niño Parish will be. As has been known, there will be a general reshuffle of parish priests in the entire archdiocese effective January. He clarified that the decision of transferring all priests in the parishes is in keeping with the new financial system to be carried out in all parishes within the archdiocese.

poena had the support of Senate President ProTempore Senator Ralph Recto, Majority Leader Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, and Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee, whom he met earlier in the day. This action, however, pre-empted the Senate’s stand on the issue, which should have been discussed in a caucus last Monday if not for the absence of some senators. The meeting pushed through on Wednesday. “With this decision, let me emphasize that the Senate remains committed to the orderly administration of justice. We have a functioning justice system that will clear the innocent and punish the guilty,” said Drilon in a speech during the session, adding he was never and will never be a part of a plan to stop the Senate from getting into the bottom of the scam. “As the head of this institution, I must lead in restoring the confidence of our people in the Senate. All my life, I have al-

ways adhered to the rule of law. All my life, it has always been about justice,” he said. The Senate will not shirk from its responsibility of knowing the truth, he said, even if some of its members are allegedly involved in the diversion of priority development assistance fund (PDAF) to Napoles’ fake non-government organizations (NGOs). Senator Ramon Revilla Jr., who once called Napoles in her nickname Jenny, earlier challenged the Senate leadership to summon the businesswoman as he maintained his innocence. “Ensuring that justice is upheld will always be the priority of this administration and that is the reason why we are now working towards holding accountable those who have taken advantage of the loopholes in the system,” said Drilon. Drilon’s turnaround was welcomed by Senators Vicente Sotto III and Jinggoy Estrada, who was also charged with plunder in connection with the scam. “I hope she bares everything,” said Estrada. The other senator facing a similar case is Juan Ponce Enrile. (SUNNEX)

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from page 12 about the Bagwis Seal. The new bronze seal awardees were Market Savers Tacloban, Mikyu Mart Tacloban, Gaisano Riverside Ormoc, Citi Hardware Ormoc, Prince Mall Baybay City, and Kangara Multipurpose Credit Cooperative Inc. Carigara. Director Belas, Jr. presented the awards. “This is to award the establishments that are pro-consumers,” Belas said in an interview.

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He said under the new system, parish priests do not anymore have the full discretion on how to use the money of the parish. He said that there will be guidelines to be strictly followed in the use of the church finances, apportioning percentage of the income to the evangelical works of the catechists, the BECs, allowance of priests and other concerns of the parish. The archbishop stressed in the open forum, “Sacraments are not for sale,” and that mass can be said even if there is no pay to the church. This has been stressed likewise by Rev. Fr. Oliver Mazo in his meetings with the Ministry of Lectors in the parish, clarifying that the payment is only intended to help the parishes de-

fray of the expenses of the operation and for the subsistence of the priests and workers of the parishes. The archbishop is optimistic that with the new administrative system to be installed within the archdiocese, the Mother church could better serve the people, especially in meeting the parishioners’ pastoral needs, primarily through catechism. Expressing alarm over the increasing number of parishioners joining the protestant sect, the archbishop is confident that through the BEC and stronger catechism program, there will be more conversion to Catholicism in the days to come

Belas added that the establishments were also evaluated according to their compliance to the DTI rules and regulations. “The establishments must not have any pending consumer complaints in our office. Second, they must have consumer welfare desk in their establishments and must have regular reports to the DTI,” he said.

It was learned that the DTI has already awarded 39 establishments throughout the province, which is composed of six gold Bagwis awardees, two silver Bagwis awardees and 31 bronze Bagwis awardees excluding the six establishments that were awarded yesterday.

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health stations/ centers and delivery examination table, weighing scale and blood pressure apparatus were also distributed. Identified recipient towns are San Sebastian in Samar and San Isidro in Leyte. Pang said their goal is to reduce maternal and neo-natal fatalities in said places by putting up health centers that would be accessible to the people even in the far-flung barangays.

Said places were given priorities as pre-identified by their local partners, Pang added. “The reason why pregnant women and their children hindi nagpupunta sa mga health stations is that akala nila mahal o di kaya di accessible sa kanilang lugar,” She said. The project was funded by PRC and the Australian Red Cross. (EDEN BENUSA-REYES)

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