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SATURDAY OCTOBER 19, 2013

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DPWH inspecting 2 bridges to see if damaged by tremor BY JOEY A. GABIETA

TACLOBAN CITY-The regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is set to conduct an inspection on all public structures to determine if there were damages due to the earthquake that hit the region last October 15.

Engineer Charlie Carlobos, who will lead the inspection team, however, said that based on an initial report he received, two bridges in the region were beleived to have developed some “movements” attributed to the In line with the celebration of 65th Charter Day Anniversary, City of Calbayog. City Mayor Ronaldo P. Aquino delivered occurrence of the 7.2 magnitude his inspirational message to the people of Calbayog after the Military Parade. The said event participated from local tremor. to page 2 and national offices. Held at Calbayog City Hall stage last October 16, 2013. (HENRY C. PUYAT)

Tacloban to hold Security measures in place for 69th Leyte Landing anniversary celebration Sunset Ceremony CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – Government security measures are in place to protect and ensure the safety of foreign dignitaries, top government officials, war veterans

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and local tourists as the region commemorates the 69th Leyte Gulf Landing anniversary on October 20, Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) director PCSupt. Elmer R. Soria said. “The security mechanisms for the annual commemoration are in place,” assured Soria, adding that these measures will continue until “Undas” and the onset of the Yuletide season, both expected to boost tourist arrival in Eastern Visayas. He added that some

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600 policemen from Leyte Police Provincial Office and Regional Public Safety Battalion will be deployed to tighten security measures during the event. “They will man the designated security areas within the premises of MacArthur Landing Memorial Park and handle the required checkpoint operations leading to the venue while mobile patrols will also be conducted around the area,” the police official added. Police presence will also be increased at malls and other places of convergence in nearby Tacloban City as intensified intelligence moni-

toring is being done to pre-empt any plans by threat groups to mar the occassion. Top government officials and ambassadors of Japan, America, Australia and other countries are the usual guests during the celebration, aside from World War II veterans and their families. The historic landing by Allied Forces on October 20, 1944 is considered as a significant event related to the liberation of the Philippines during the World War II and is commemorated annually by the people in the region as Filipinos remembers the to page 3

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TACLOBAN CITYA Sunset Ceremony will be held today (October 19, 2013) at the Balyuan Amphitheater, at 4:00 o’clock in the afternoon. This is an annual activity of the City Government of Tacloban to pay tribute to the living World War II Veterans in the City in connection with the Celebration of the 69th Anniversary celebration of WWII Philippine Liberation also known as the Leyte Landing Anniversary. Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romual-

dez will be distributing certificates and gifts to the living veterans and their families during this occasion. After which, a flower offering and candle lighting ceremonies will also be conducted, which will be participated by the veterans and city officials and employees. Also expected to come are Department of Tourism Regional Director Karena Rosa Tiopes and Philippine Veterans Affairs Office Administrator- Retired Lt.Gen. Ernesto Carolina.(EDEN BENUSA-

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NEWS

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Saturday, 19 October 2013

37 farmers in So. Leyte attend training on bamboo production and vermicomposting Trainings on bamboo production are the most in-demand among clients of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Region 8, and most recently, 37 farmers from 15 people’s organizations in Southern Leyte were trained on bamboo production and vermicomposting on October 9-10, 2013 in Sitio Canlugoc, Barangay Lunas, Maasin City. Dr. Eugenia N. Bautista and For. Emma M. Germano, researchers from the Ecosystems Research and Development Service of the DENR Region 8 served as the resource persons for the training which was sponsored by the

Community Based Forest Management-CARP Project. The attendees heard lectures on nursery establishment and management from Dr. Eugenia Bautista, who also lectured on vermicomposting. For. Emma Germano discussed the topic on bamboo plantation establishment, management, protection and harvesting techniques. A demonstration of how to collect planting stock, potting and sowing of the bamboo and how to make the substrate for vermicomposting was conducted, with the participants actively involved in hands-on exercises. After the lectures and demonstration of

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the technologies on bamboo production and vermicomposting, the participants were made to prepare an action plan for their respective organizations on the application of the technologies in their areas of operation. A highlight of the training was the brief appearance of a staff from the office of Congressman Damian Mercado who spoke to the farmers during the training. Mr. Jason Calva, who represented Cong. Mercado at the training, expressed

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The two bridges were the Consuegra Bridge in Leyte, Leyte and the Liloan Bridge in Liloan, Southern Leyte, Carlobos said. “But the damages to these bridges were just minor,” he said in a phone interview adding that they would immediately conduct repair works to these bridges. According to him, the two bridges were seen to have “abnormal gap or expansion joints,” attributed

the sentiments of the congressman who was reportedly happy that the training was being conducted. Mr. Calva encouraged the POs to submit project proposals especially on livelihood to the office of the congressman so that he could help his constituents. The training participants came from the municipalities of Kahupian, Sogod, Libagon, Macrohon, Tomas Oppus, San Francisco, Silago, St. Bernard, Liloan, and the City of Maasin.

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to the tremor that seen much damages in Cebu and Bohol. The Consuegra Bridge has a span of more than 20 meters while the Liloan Bridge has a length of 100 meters located along the Maharlika Highways. The region’s main bridge, the 2.2 kilometers San Juanico Bridge, which connects Leyte and Samar, did not suffer any damage due to the quake, Carlobos said. During the August 31, 2012 earthquake in the region, the San Juanico Bridge

suffered minor damage reason why it is undergoing some retrofitting. This particular tremor has a magnitude of 7.6. “So far, we have not received any report on damages to any of our structures, particularly on roads and bridges,” Carlobos said. Still, he said, they would conduct their inspections starting next week to all roads and bridges in the region. Carlobos added that they would particularly inspect old bridges in the region like the Bernard Reed Bridge I in Palo town, Leyte. “We have several old

bridges in the region. That is why, we will zero in our inspections to these old bridges. But I guess none of these bridges suffered any damage due to the earthquake as we have not received any report to this effect,” the DPWH official said. Tonette Lim, DPWH8 information officer, said that the people of the region should be thankful that despite the relatively strong tremor, Eastern Visayas was spared from any significant damages. “We should all be thankful that no damages were reported in the region but our structural engineers will still conduct their inspection not only due to their mandates to ensure that these are still safe,” Lim, in a separate phone interview, said.


NEWS

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Tom Rodriguez visits ADFC, to the delight of his many fans TACLOBAN CITYPopular television and movie actor Tom Rodriguez caused girls, guys and gays to shriek as he visited one of the private colleges here in the city yesterday. And what endeared him more to his shrieking fans was when he talked in Waray during a brief media interview with him during his short visit to the Asian Development Foundation College (ADFC). The 26-year Rodriguez, considered one of the handsomest actors today, was born in Olongapo City but her mother is from Pinabacdao, Samar and lived for years in Catbalogan City. The actor was invited to grace the 29th founding anniversary of the ADFC. The school’s students and staff had a grand time posing for pictures with the widely popular actor who was all smile all through out. He said that he was happy to visit Tacloban, though it was only brief. “And I hope I can also visit Catbalogan,” Rodriguez said in the dialect.

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DOMESTIC SEAT SALE Rodriguez shot to fame as “Vincent Soriano,” a married man who had an affair with a gay man (played by awardwinning actor Dennis Trillo) of GMA-7’s “My Husband’s Lover,” which ended Friday night after more than three months of being shown in national television. The show was so popular that a bill pending in Congress has been named after it. The bill, authored by Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, if approved, penalizes same-sex adultery. Asked what lessons the show had imparted among its followers, Rodriguez said its more on acceptance of one’s sexuality. “And to the parents, they should also accept the sexuality of their children. It’s given by God, so it’s better to accept them,” he said. (JOEY A. GABIETA)

BFAR-8 provides farmers with free seaweeds TACLOBAN CITYThe Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-8 (BFAR-8), through its Laboratory Division, announced that they will provide free seaweeds to farmers whose farms were ruined by typhoon and other calamities. “This will help seaweed farmers to regain their losses caused by calamities,” Mary Prose Cag-ong, a laboratory staff, said in an interview. She added that they don’t limit the amount a farmer may be able to avail of. “We have more or less 900 seaweeds in our seed bank,” she disclosed. She explained that any kind of seaweed can be requested from their seed bank and emphasized that all of these are given for free. There are farmers from Basey, Gui-

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uan and some other parts of Leyte who already requested for seaweeds from their office. BFAR continues to support and protect the seaweed industry through its different programs and projects since it is one of the contributors of the country’s economy. (JOCHRISTI QUIÑANOLA, LNU Intern)

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day when Gen. Douglas MacArthur made good his promise to return to the Philippines. MacArthur’s return to the country ushered what is dubbed as the biggest naval battle in history and liberated the country from the Japanese Imperial Army. (PINSP ROMUEL NACAR)

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TACLOBAN CITY- In terms of political affiliation there would be a big change in the Sanguniang Panglungsod of Tacloban come December 2013. Thus said Atty. Jerry S. Uy, the number one councilor of Tacloban, for it will become 6-5 in favor of the opposition councilors. According to Uy, this after the postponement of Sanguniang Kabataan elections until next year with a no holdover capacity for the sitting SK presidents as ex-officio member of the Sangunian. The sitting SK president would only have until end of November to serve, in the case of Tacloban the Hon. Edmund Edward Chua. The six referred to are the councilors who run and won under the banner of former Congressman Florencio “Bem” Noel. They are Uy, Neil Glova, Evangeline Esperas, Dalisay Erpe, Jose Mario Bagulaya and Raissa Villasin. The five councilors referred to are Cristina Romualdez, Atty. Edwin Y. Chua, Frederick I. Chua, Willie Domingo and ABC president Eden Chua Pineda, who are all administration council-

ors. Atty. Uy said that despite this situation it will not affect the legislation in the Sanguniang Panglungsod for they do not vote according to party lines. “On issues, we vote individually and based on our particular view,”

he said. “In a way it is an advantage because we work together and can push for a particular issue for the benefit of the people. But it does not mean that we vote in block,” he added. When asked as to whether they will use the

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situation for their favor, Uy emphasized that their group do not use force when pushing for issues even if they have the numbers, “we based it by means of reasons, legality and factually, we usually adhere to the people’s desires.” It can be a positive development with the group for we have now the numbers and can be to page 7


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OPINION

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Post Earthquake Thoughts

o one knows when it would come. No human intelligence has yet conceptualized any equipment that could foretell its occurrence and the extent of its damage. The only thing that man could probably do is to be prepared of its eventuality and hope that whatever may arise is something that is within acceptance level. There have been factors identified to cause huge destructions but man has simply ignored them. The 7.2 magnitude Earthquake that occurred in Bohol and affected Cebu and other neighboring areas is food for thought of everyone in this part of the globe. The Philippines is one of the countries that are prone to massive destruction due to the numerous fault lines and its being within the Ring of Fire. Eastern Visayas had its share of terror and panic when a magnitude 7.6 earthquake hit the area in August 21, 2012. Fortunately, there were no casualties and destruction on properties was nil. The faith of the people was at its peak, divine intervention was the only reason given for

sparing the people from the aftermath of the situation. We could also surmise that Structural Engineers and the DPWH-RO8 in Tacloban and other places in Region 08 are doing their job well. It is daunting that most of the structures that crumbled down during the earthquake were places of worship, century-old churches that are part of the lives and cultural heritage of the Filipino people. Sometimes, happenings like these are reminders of our own fallibility and limitations; of our own susceptibility to materialism. Sometimes it is difficult to accept especially when the things that are taken from us have become part of our daily lives. Stories had it that some of the religious artifacts in Bohol have become underwater tourist attractions and people get to see them for certain fees. Sensibilities have been hurt since certain sectors make money out of such ventures. When disasters come their way, it is only then that people remember. It is high time we learn moral lessons from such happenings.

Why should the PDAF, DAP or whatever they call it be scrapped? Why, indeed? The funds in question are taxpayers’ money intended for development programs. These are for infrastructures that are badly needed by the people such as schools, roads, bridges, hospitals, parks, public edifices and others. The funds are for social services especially for the poor. For many years, huge amounts of money did not go to benefit the intended beneficiaries and the country; they went only to some thick-faced individuals who did not hesitate to live and enrich

themselves from the hard-earned money of others. The money under the Priority Development Assistance Fund or the Disbursement Acceleration Program are not personally owned by any senator or congressman, yet, people who become beneficiaries of the as-

sistance feel indebted to them. This is the biggest irony considering that such funds are tagged with the congressman or senator’s name as if they personally own the funds. There are some sectors who feel that the PDAF or DAP must not be scrapped, rather the people involved in the scam must be the

ones punished. That contention is wrong. The PDAF and DAP have become vehicles of corruption. The real culprits involved in its misuse are some of the very people whose names have been tagged along with it. Using the funds to make them popular for the next elections is the biggest error of it all. The Napoleses are just fixers who got involved accidentally; if it was not Janet Lim Napoles, it could have been somebody else. JLN was apprehended due to her greed. to page 5


OPINION

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These days, Leyte province remembers when Gen. Douglas MacArthur returned to this province to fulfill a promise that which is now a by-word, “I shall return.” 69 years back, on October20, this commander of the US Army Forces in the Far East waded ashore at the Red Beach along with his men, to emasculate the strength of the Japanese Imperial Army which then was backed by the Axis Forces. It was not himself, of course, who first paddled and paced through the beachfront of Leyte Island. His subordinates did but were largely subdued by enemy snipers, according to historical accounts. Leyte Gulf Landings was just one of the campaigns across the archipelago in the battle to thwart the Japanese forces from advancing its interest in the Far East. History recounts that the Japanese government desired to invade the Philippines as part of their plan for a “Greater East Asia War.” Such conquest aimed to impede the use of the Philippines as an advance base of operations by American forces, to acquire staging areas and supply bases to enhance operations against the Netherlands East Indies, and to secure the lines of communication between occupied areas in the south and the Japanese Home Islands, according to sources. At the end of the war days, the USAFFE, aided by the Allied Forces, won over the Japanese army. This feat made MacArthur

a hero. However, such victory could not have been achieved without the gallantry of the Filipino guerillas and those now known as war veterans. The WWII veterans, slowly getting exhausted in vigor and number, are the main protagonists as far as Philippine Liberation in the 1940s is concerned. They fought with rustic armaments, raw implements and old-fashioned tactics that could have made victory a rare possibility. But by God’s grace, inspired by spirits both divine and secular and guided both by “unseen hands” and by high sense of patriotism, our dear Filipino warriors, largely guerillas, won the battle. Their valiance is extremely admirable, a phrase which in fact is an understatement. This is precisely a reason that they should be shown due hospitality and dealing more than that afforded to the dignitaries and other guests in all commemorative activities. It is but fitting that the national gov-

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If she was not that extremely greedy and showy with her wealth, she would still be enjoying the devil’s alliance now. But what happened to her was meant to be and it was for good. Soon there will be many more who will surface; all it takes are courageous people who will come forward to tell the truth; people who offer their serene lives for the common good. Word is going around that there are JLNs in the Judiciary and the Executive branches, not just the Legislative; but whether

these have truth or not, all it takes is one honest and courageously person to stand up and become witness. The only way to prevent the perpetration of scams using the PDAF or DAP is to make both upper and lower Congress do their own mandate – make laws just as the executive will have to focus on its own. It can download development funds right to where they are needed – to the local government units and the agencies who do direct public service and let the COA do its work.

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If we were in it ernment offer them the highest esteem primarily because had it not been for their dexterity, courage and determination, there would be no democratic Philippine being talked about these era of information technology. Had we been with them in those years when the chivalrous veterans were fighting with daggers against pistols of the enemies, with axe against bayonet and will to regain the country for the future generation from the hands of atrocious subjugators, would we be like them? See how the Philippines is being aggrieved through these years by internal and external forces. Internal that is the stashing of taxpayers’ hard-earned money for the thieves’ personal gain. External that is China’s slowly setting ground in West Philippine Sea (erstwhile South China Sea). Bravo to those who animate their verbose fight against corruption and against the invasion of China in Philippine territories in West Philippine Sea. They maybe disparaged now, but sooner they will be the country’s heroes for fighting for the country’s continued good and that of her people.

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“The inn that shelters for the night is not the journey’s end. The law, like the traveller, must be ready for the morrow.” This quote from Justice Cardozo is what I’m always reminded of every time talks about charter change spring up. It speaks of change as inevitable, being the only constant thing in this plain, and that any law, not least the most fundamental, is at some point destined for it. Holistically however, it talks not just of any kind of change but of change for the good, if not for the better. It talks of change for improvement, not for decline. It drives home a change to cure, not to exacerbate. Which is why those who advocate changing our present Constitution should think twice in taking refuge under the mantle of this erudite passage if to justify that a change is called for. By all means use it if changing this country’s charter means filling the gaping holes left out by its framers. By all means abuse it if changing the constitution means making it more palatable and more sensible. Otherwise, hands off and back off. In contrast to the sour stance of President Aquino on the issue of charter change, in fact thumbing down with a resounding “no” all attempts to revive it, his predecessor’s position was quite the far opposite. It was on the contrary the very backbone of her administration, seeing that a change of its provisions was the only way to make her stay in power. Unfortunately for her, and fortunately for us, she had to almost die trying. In fairness to those who advocate for it, both as to those whose intentions are as straight as P-Noy’s daang matuwid or as crooked as Rodrigo Duterte’s idea of criminal justice, reasons may have piled up in the almost three decades that our constitution has been in existence enough for us to say that a change, if not a total revamp, has become an itching necessity or if not, as an excuse for it. I, for one, am not a big fan of its provision on the party-list system as it has been used by scrupulous politicians as an easy ticket to Congress or otherwise as an alternative route on seeing that a chance of

winning a district representative seat is too remote a chance. I still shudder at the thought that Mikey Arroyo got and is getting away with representing a party of tricycle drivers and security guards. I also see our present Constitution as overkill, being too lengthy for a fundamental law. Maybe because it is an overreaction to the despotic regime which preceded and which was the precise reason for it. Its framers may have been too cautious to ensure that the terrors of the previous martial law will not rear its ugly head again, that any attempt of one with the despotic propensities of Marcos will

be easily thwarted by the safeguards they have installed. It may have been a notch too cautious though they used a jackhammer to drive in an ordinary nail. There is also that constant issue that regularly props up and does not fail to become a point of debate every three years. Our present constitution’s provision on political dynasty, we know, is an inutile provision. It exists but of nil use. It prohibits but does not punish. It is as limp as a rickety phallus which requires an enabling law as its blue pill to make it useful. And because such a possibility is

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October 19, 2013 – Saturday of the 28th Week Rom 4:13, 16-18; Ps 105; Lk 12:8-12

SAYING ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT [Jesus said to his disciples,] “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God. Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the holy Spirit will not be forgiven. When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

GOD LOVES ME IN CHRIST God has known me from eternity. He created me because he loves me. He calls me to eternal happiness with him. In order that I may more surely enjoy this happiness, he sent me his Son, Jesus Christ. He lets me share in the Resurrection of Christ when I am an active member of the Mystical Body of Christ. God is eternally pleased with the infinite and eternal sacrifice of this Son, Jesus Christ. He sees me, and is pleased with me because he sees me as a member of Christ, by my baptism. I have identify with Christ before God, my Father. God loves me because I am a member of Christ who is lovable. If I abandon my baptism and abandon Christ, I might still have a chance to gain heaven but how could I achieve this just by my own efforts? Can I honestly abandon Christ after his suffering and death for me? What assurance have I to save my soul without Christ? (The Daily Gospel Now by Robert E. Sullivan, O.M.I. published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines. ph or at Paulines Media Centers.) Sower’s Seeds: “While you have dislikes it is a sign that you are still lacking purity of heart.” –Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family


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Application for Sale & Transfer of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name.

ROY & EMELITA MAGAIPO-VENDOR RICKY MAGAIPO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: SOGOD-LILOAN & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR ROY & EMELITA MAGAIPO IN AFVOR OF RICKY MAGAIPO HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MAGTOUR’S TRANSPORT, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 24, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 31, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 17th day of October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0673 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. ESTRELLA P. TOMOL Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM TACLOBAN CITY, TO/ FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, EV TRAVEL AND TOURS. 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

LUIS FRANCISCO TANPIENGCO-VENDOR MYRNA VILLARMINO-VENDEE Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-ST. PAUL’S-CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR SALE AND TRANSFER HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDOR LUIS FRANCISCO TANPIENGCO IN FAVOR MYRNA VILLARMINO

NOTICES HEREIN REFERRED TO AS APPLICANT-VENDEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME NO. OF ROUTE AND UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, VILCA TRANSPORT SERVICES, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON MARCH 26, 2017. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON OCTOBER 31, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 17th day of October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Transfiguracion Montes extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot

No. 5169, covering an area of 4,304 square meters, more or less, situated in So. Minasangay, Brgy. 01, Poblacion, Balangkayan, Eastern Samar, under ARP No. 11-030001-00080 & PIN 037-03-0001-32. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Felipe C. Contado, Jr. married to Angelina B. Contado as vendee for the above-described property, together with all the improvements existing thereon, per Doc. No. 392, Page No. 79, Book No. V, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Louie A. Borja. LSDE: October 19, 26 & Nov. 2, 2013

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just too distant in this lifetime, maybe the remedy is to change the source itself and make the provision self-executing this time. And this may be saying too much on my part but there is also the Commission on Human Rights, an equally flaccid institution. It is undeniably a revered creation of the constitution primarily because it is what it seeks to protect – human rights – which have been rampantly flouted by the tyrannical regime

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which was the very reason for its creation. Too bad its name is not as awesome as its essence, being referred to sometimes as a toothless tiger having been given by the constitution merely the pathetic power to investigate but not the further power to prosecute and the ultimate power to punish. And in the revamp that is inevitable, the proponents may opt to abolish it altogether to oblivion or give DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Felisa Mansing Ruiz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Brgy. Tabunok, Palompon, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 6785, with an area of 9,589 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-31046-00584 R13. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Ricardo Dumagsa Sumalinog & Judith Limpangog Sumalinog as vendee for a portion of 9,364 square meters from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 160, Page No. 33, Book No. XXXI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Melinda C. Domael. LSDE: Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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it the choppers it has been aching to have since. We know that there are three modes by which amendments or revisions to the constitution can be introduced. It can be by direct act of Congress which can either be by the not-too-pleasant-to-the-ear method of con-ass (constitutional assembly) or through a constitutional convention (con-con). Or it could be by the direct act of the people through the process called initiative. Whichever method is adopted to propose such changes, we ought to be guided by the erudite words of Cardozo. That it is not wanting to effect change so much as the reasons for wanting it.

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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH CONFIRMATION OF DONATION

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Felicisimo N. Miaga extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Brgy. Hinabuyan, Villaba, Leyte, containing an area of 224 square meters more or less, covered under Tax Dec. No. 2832 and heirs hereby confirmed and affirmed that they donated the above-parcel in favor of Elmer D. Miaga; Per Doc. No. 52, Page 11, Book No. CCLLIX, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Nicolas S. Maglasang. LSDE: Oct. 12, 19, 26, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Asuncion C. Borines extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, designated as Lot 9996-F, Csd-08-005932-D, situated at Brgy. Pawing, Palo, Leyte, covered by Katibayan ng Original na Titulo Blg. P-48237, containing an area of 4,442 square meters. That heirs hereby waive their rights, interest and participation in the above-described real property in favor of co-heir Cesar A. Borines, per Doc. No. 86, Page No. 18, Book No. 32, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ronald Segundino C. Ching. LSDE: Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Teofila Pitok executed a self-Adjudication over a cocoland, under Tax Dec. No. 05-27004-00385, situated at Brgy. Agbanga, Matalom, Leyte with Cad. Lot No. 962, containing an area of .8236 has; A Deed of Sale was executed a portion of 49 square meters from the abovedescribed property in favor of Randy D. Aniga as vendee; Per Doc. No. 535, Page No. 107, Book No. 28, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo LSDE: Oct. 12, 19 & 26, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Estanislao Makiling and Emiliana Lleve extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of agricultural land, situated at Mag-atubang, Abuyog, Leyte, covered with OCT No. P-7937, containing an area of 20,259 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Patricia L. Makiling married to Herminia Allanigue as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. no. 1409, Page No. 101, Book No. 63, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente G. Rudas. LSDE: Oct. 5, 12 & 19, 2013

EXTRADJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Epifanio Salomon Sr., extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 2120-Part, Pls 833-D, containing an area of 99,155 square meters, more or less, assessed value of P162,540.00. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Donato V. Salomon as vendee for a portion of 310 square meters from the share Donato V. Salomon of the above-described property; per Doc. No. 315, Page No. 23, Book No. LXXXIX, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ma. Rowena L. Urot. LSDE: Oct. 19, 26 & Nov. 2, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH PARTITION

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NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Tiburcio Cardenas, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a real properties described as: 1) Residential/Commercial Bldg., situated in Cor. Osmeña and Jacinto Sts., Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 205 square meters for residential and 35 square meters for commercial; 2) Residential lot/Agricultural lot, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-06005-00012, Lot No. 2-Pes-08-000177, situated in Brgy. Dalakit, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 2,483 square meters for residential lot; riceland containing an area of 3,168 square meters; 3) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012 060038 00029, C.T. No. 10809, Cad. Lot No. 61-Pls-857-D, situated at Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 38,403 square meters; 4) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-06038-00466, TCT No. 2243, situated in Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 35,304 square meters; 5) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-060038 00465, TCT No. 3236, situated in Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 27,788 square meters, per Doc. no. 12509, Page No. 2502, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Anselmo S. Alvañiz LSDE: October 5, 12 & 19, 2013

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NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Pedro C. Uy, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a personal properties described as: 1) Time deposit in the amount of P500,000.00 at Metro Bank, Guiuan E. Samar, covered by Certificate of Time Deposit No. 034649; 2.) An Isuzu Sportivo motor vehicle with C.R. No. 169225140, purchased at P1,130,000.00; 3.) Agri-land, located at Brgy. 13, Salcedo E. Samar, covered by ARP No. 05-19013-00257, containing an area of 1,000 square meters; 4.) Agri-land located at Brgy. 07, Salcedo E. Samar, covered by A.R.P. No. 05-19007-00060, containing an area of 4,884 square meters; 5.) Agri-land located at Brgy. 11, Salcedo, con taining an area of 240 sqaure meters and covered by ARP No. 05-19011-00014; 6.) A concrete residential house constructed at Brgy. 13, Salcedo, under A.R.P. No. 05-19013-00158 and heirs/children hereby waive all rights, interest and participation over the P500,000.00 time deposit and Isuzu Sportivo motor vehicle in favor of their coheir/mother, Eufracia Sabadlab-Uy and heirs confirm and affirm the executed this instrument; Per Doc. No. 198, Page No. 40, Book No. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Christian May Lacasa-Machica. LSDE: Oct. 12, 19, 26, 2013


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the protection and safety of our consumers who would be the clients of these contractors,” Larraga added. TACLOBAN CITY— Board (PCAB) and the “Last year, we already A product quality and Philippine Contractors’ conducted a Standard standards seminar is set Association (PCA)-Leyte Conformance Seminar to be conducted by the Chapter. with the retailers,” she Leyte office of the DeThe speakers for this further informed LSDE. partment of Trade and seminar will be experts on (MARY SARAH INCISO Industry on Monday. the construction materials GABORNES, LNU Intern) The conference is part industry and a representaof the celebration of the tive from the PCAB. City... Standards Week initiated According to Larraga, from page 3 by the DTI. The event is the DTI is spearheadto start on October 14 ing such seminar so that used to push programs and is to end on Oct.21. contractors will be aware and pass ordinances for According to Araceli of product quality and the good of Taclobanons, Larraga, consumer wel- standards on construction said Uy. fare division chief of materials. We also hope not to DTI-Leyte, the said event “This seminar is also in use the situation to obwill be in coordination celebration with the Construct programs of the with the Philippine Con- sumer Welfare Month; we administration although tractor Accreditation conduct this activity for we may object or give our

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2013 Regional SCUAA Meet Schedule of Activities

October 20, 2013

Pre-pageant for Mr. & Ms. SCUAA Robinsons Annex at 1:00 p.m. October 21, 2013 Mr. & Ms. SCUAA Coronation Night Tacloban Astrodome at 8:00 p.m. October 22, 2013 SCUAA Parade at 3:30 p.m. Opening Program Leyte Sports Development Center at 6:00 p.m. Welcome Night LNU HRDC Gym at 8:00 p.m. October 23, 2013 SCUAA Games October 23, 2013 Dance Sports Competition LNU HRDC Gym at 7:00 p.m. October 24, 2013 SCUAA Got Talent LNU HRDC Gym at 7:00 p.m. October 26, 2013 Closing Program/Paalam Night LNU Quadrangle at 6:00 p.m. November 6-13, 2013 SCUAA Photo Exhibit Robinsons Entertainment Area

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Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2008-0334 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. EUFRECINA LACABA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LACABA TRANSPORT SERVICE, WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON AUGUST 5, 2013. 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 17th day of October 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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FEATURE

Saturday, 19 October 2013

DepEd Director Yu invites Sabarre to DepEd MANCOM

DepEd Dir. Dr. Luisa Bautista-Yu with DepEd ARD Sharif Adzhar Sarahadil with DepEd Heads and Superintendents of Region 8.

DepEd Dir. Dr. Luisa Bautista-Yu with DepEd ARD Sharif Adzhar Sarahadil with Members of DepEd MANCOM of Region 8

Bro. Odon Sabarre, Artist in Residence of Region 8 was invited by DepEd Regional Director LUISA BAUTISTA YU of Region 8 to talk about the ongoing Dance Scholarship Program in Leyte sponsored by the Province of Leyte in cooperation with DepEd and its corresponding LGU. This Dance Program was spearheaded by former Governor, MAYOR REMEDIOS “Matin” PETILLA, continued by SEC. JERICHO “Icot” PETILLA, and at present by Leyte Governor LEOPOLDO DOMINIC PETILLA with the gracious help of Leyte Tourism, Arts and Culture President DR. AURORA VILLARENTE. Sabarre teaches once

a week in Baybay, Tanauan, Alangalang, Jaro and the Province of Leyte for about 2 hours for a particular class (Grade II or Grade III) as their MSEP or MAPE. The students undergo Dance Workout Exercises and aside from just learning how to dance, this Program develops the students personality, gain self-confidence and discipline in themselves and get to be physically fit which are very advantageous to whatever they want to pursue in the future. Attending the MANCOM (Regional Management Committee Meeting) were DepEd Director Luisa Bautista Yu, Dr. Gorgonio Diaz, Dr. Rebecca Ragrag, Dr. Susana Acuin and all the

Superintendents of Region 8 with their Special Guest of Honor, the newly appointed OICAssistant Regional Director, DR. SHARIF ADZHAR SARAHADIL. Sabarre also gave them a 15 minutes “Dance Workout Exercises” to the enjoyment of everyone. Baybay Dance Scholarship Program is under the sponsorship of Congressman JOSE CARLOS CARI and Mayor CARMEN CARI, Tanauan thru Mayor PEL TECSON, Alangalang thru Mayor LORETO YU, Jaro thru Mayor ROLANDO CELEBRE and the Province of Leyte thru GOV. LEOPOLDO DOMINIC PETILLA.

DepEd Dir. Dr. Luisa Bautista-Yu with DepEd ARD Sharif Adzhar Sarahadil, Dr. Aurora Villarente and Dance Artist Odon Sabarre

Tanauan Dance Scholars sponsored by Mayor Pel Tecson

Alangalang Dance Scholars sponsored by Mayor Loreto Yu An “Iroy Nga Tuna” medley with Bro. Odon Sabarre and Jaro Dance Scholars sponsored by Mayor Rolando Celebre Province of Leyte’s Dance Scholars sponsored by Gov. Leopoldo Dominic Petilla

Baybay Dance Scholars sponsored by Cong. Jose Carlos Cari and Mayor Carmen Cari


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