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HISTORY-MAKING

Mayor Javier elected as LMP national president By: JOEY A. GABIETA

TAC L O BA N CITY- Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier of Javier town in Leyte made history as he was the first town mayor from the region to be elected as national president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP). Javier, serving on his second term as mayor of his town, was elected unopposed for the presidency of the LMP during their elections on Wednesday. After his election, Javier immediately took his oath before Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The gathering of the town mayors across the

country and the election of their new set of officials-who are to serve until 2016- was held at the New World Hotel in Makati City, says Mayor Alden Avestruz, spokesperson of the league-Leyte chapter. Javier replaced Donato Marcos of Paombong, Bulacan as the president of the LMP-national. Javier is the incumbent president of municipal mayors’ league in Leyte. As the new national president of the league, one of his thrusts is a “free flowing access” of the local government units to the national government on opportunities which are pro-poor and advantageous to the LGUs, Avestruz said, quoting the new LMP national president. Avestruz added that

added that Mayor Javier’s election did not only bring honor for the region but should be welcome as he would serve as bridge among town mayors of the region to bring their respective concerns and problems to national offices and officials, to include President Aquino. The LMP is a group of municipal mayors of the country created under the Local Government Code of 1991(Republic Act 7160) with the purpose of articulating and crystallizing issues affecting municipal government administration and securing through proper and legal means. Javier’s election made him the first town mayor from the region to hold the national presidency of the LMP. Javier was first elected to page 2

DTI to help region’s 100 SMEs PALO, Leyte – At least P29.97 million worth of shared service facilities (SSF) will be deployed by the Department of Trade

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and Industry for use of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As of this week, five SSF projects have been launched in four provinces with a cost of P1.15 million. These are milkfish processing equipments in Babatngon, Leyte; coco coir twining and weaving machine in Caibiran, Biliran; sardines and seaweed bottling in Sta. Margarita, Samar; coco coir equipment for a decorticating plant in Lope de Vega, Northern Samar;

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and handloom and twining machines for geo-nets production in Javier, Leyte. Within this month, the

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National President. Javier Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier was elected as the new president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, a post he could use, among others, to advance the concerns and problems of the mayors in Eastern Visayas, in particular. (PHOTO FROM FACEBOOK ACCOUNT OF MAYOR ALDEN AVESTRUZ).

Samar town to receive road project from OPPAP

CATBALOGAN CITY – The Office of the Presidential Adviser for the Peace Process (OPAPP) through its Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana) is seriously considering the request of the municipal

government of San Jose de Buan in Samar for a road construction project. Emy Bonifacio, Pamana Samar area manager, said that they already received the resolution of the San Jose de Buan signed by its mayor,

Ananias Rebato, and that they already forwarded it to their provincial technical working group for consideration.   She added that they recognize the urgency of

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Members of the local media come together to celebrate in advance the birthday of Rev. Fr. Amadeo Alvero, media coordinator of the Archdiocese of Palo. The media is grateful for his stewardship in this media ministry as he is able to bring them all together in spite of professional rivalry. (EILEEN NAZARENO-BALLESTEROS)


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

NEWS

EMB’s clean up drive netted 500 sacks of wastes

TACLOBAN CITY – About 500 sacks of wastes were removed from various rivers and creeks across the region during the recent regionwide orchestrated clean up organized by the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) - 8 with its different private partners under the Adopt An Estero Program. The regionwide cleanup activity, conducted in support to the National Clean-Up Weekend, netted the said number of garbage from eighteen adopted water bodies in the region, according to EMB-8. The clean up gathered

fast food wrappers, plastic bottles, plastic wrappers, as well as other waste materials. More than 30 different local government units, industry partners, private establishment and offices and non-government organizations joined in the regionwide clean up which highlighted this year’s observance of the National Clean Up Month. In Tacloban City, the clean up was done along Mahayahay Creek, Burayan and Mangonbangon Rivers with industry donorpartners Coca Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc- Tacloban Plant and Philippine Institute of

Chemical Engineers (PIChe); Geodetic Engineers of the Phils, Mother of Mercy Hospital, Divine World Hospital, McCarol Ventures, Rotary Club of Kandaya, Leyte Normal University, Petron Tacloban Depot, Couples for Christ-HOLD, Volunteer for the Visayas. The clean up was enthusiastically received by local residents and barangay officials. Major clean-up activities were also conducted in the cities of Calbayog, Ormoc and Maasin and other municipalities with adopted water bodies. “We congratulate all vol-

NCMB official call “historic” on Esamelco-management to end row TACLOBAN CITY – The National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) has branded the compromise agreement between the management and workers of Eastern Samar Electric Cooperative as a historic move. NCMB regional conciliator-mediator Tomas Biboso said that in his 35 years experience in dealing with pay settlement cases, he never heard of a voluntary arbitration case that lasted for 12 years and end up through a compromise agreement. On September 11, both parties agreed to settle for a P12 million wage increases that would be released in a staggered basis in more than six years. The payment started last month. “This case is historic. This is a proof that any differences can be settled though compromise agreement and not through elevating a case to higher courts,” Biboso said. “It was a long process

but we’re happy to convince both parties to undergo the case into preventive mediation in our office that resulted to a compromise agreement.” The first payment last month is part of the 10% of the P12 million wage increases. The P1.28 million will be paid in six months starting September. The remaining 90% (P11.56 million) will be paid in six years by monthly instalments of P160,562. The case arose when the Court of Appeals (CA) affirmed twice the decision of accredited voluntary arbitrator (AVA) Norman Tansingco to award over P19 million in across-the-board wage increases to Esamelco Employees Labor Union (ESECELU) members. After the CA decision, the union filed a motion for writ of execution before Tansingco, but the arbitrator has already entered government service, hence he is no longer an AVA and could no longer execute the decision.

“Our option was to go to the sheriff of the National Labor Relations Commission to enforce it. But this option was also fraught with challenges and may further delay the settlement of the case,” Biboso said. “Thus, we persuaded them to enter a compromise agreement. From P19 million demand, both parties agreed to reduce it to P12 million.” Officials signed the compromise agreement September 11, 2013 after two preventive mediation conferences at the NCMB regional office here. The agreement will pave the way for the dismissal of a pending case in CA. In June 2001, members of Esamelco union went on strike on the ground of union busting and delayed payment of benefits. The workers also accused the management for violating terms in the collective bargaining agreement. The electric cooperative has been operating for 35

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unteers on their efforts. With strong resolve, with advanced technology, with the organization to develop and carry out the master plan and with the experience of each donor partners in successfully doing a clean-up and rehabilitation of our river system, I can say I am optimistic that efforts to save the region’s rivers will also succeed,” EMB-8 Regional Director Letecia Maceda said. The Adopt-an-Estero/ Water Body Program is a collaborative undertaking between and among communities along esteros or creeks and rivers, concerned local government units, private sector and the DENR to achieve a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. (AHLETTE C. REYES)

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from page 1 as mayor of his town in 2010 by defeating the incumbent mayor at that time whose family hold reign for so long a time of Javier town. And during the recently-held elections, Javier ran unopposed, a testament of his good track record. In his first three years in office of Javier, one of the impoverished towns in Leyte, Javier introduced several programs and projects that saw his town address its poverty situation and providing some employment opportunities to his people. years. It has 56,908 connections in 596 barangays of Eastern Samar’s 22 towns and Borongan City. As of end of 2012, the power utility distributor has operating revenue of P437.93 million. (SARWELL Q.MENIANO)

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the request but, as of the moment, the project will be implemented first in a barangay which is part of Motiong town, also in Samar,as the budget was allocated in that area.   For this year, OPPAP had released P100 million and another same amount is to be released before the year is over. Calagos said that the second tranche is where the San Jose de Buan road project might get its funding allocation. She also said that another P100 million is to be released for the road construction project to San Jose de Buan by next year.   Calagos also clarified that in the implementation of the project, there are several consideration that was considered by the implementing agency upon the advice of the Engineering Battalion of the 8th Infantry Division.  Among which is the prioritizing the critical areas that are ambush sites and those that are prone to

flooding.  Calagos added that bridge constructions are also being prioritize as all seven wooden bridges going to the interior town of San Jose de Buan are almost impassable for heavy vehicles.  At present, road construction for the 38 kilometers stretch to San Jose de Buan that started in the junction of Lokilokon in Paranas town had already reach the part of Motiong town for the road concreting part, said Calagos.  San Jose de Buan is one of the two interior towns in Samar that is still affected with presence of members of the rebels group, the New People’s Army. With better roads not only the problem on insurgency would be addressed but the transport of goods and services would be hasten that could improve the town’s economic condition. (ROEL

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NEWS

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Baybay vice mayor expresses hope brgy polls would be peaceful TACLOBAN CIT YVice Mayor Michael Cari of Baybay City expressed confidence that the upcoming barangay elections in the city will be peaceful, honest and credible as he said that they do not tolerate any violence. “Previous elections in Baybay were peaceful until Malot created troubles in our city,” Cari said, referring to Marilou Galenzoga. Galenzonga ran but lost to Cari’s mother, Carmen, for mayor of Baybay. Galenzoga, however, refuses to accept the results saying

that massive cheating was committed against her during the May, 2013 elections, allegations her rival strongly denies. Vice Cari stressed that intense political rivalry in their city is a sign that democracy is working.  “All we can do, as of now, is to prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” Cari added.  Some of Baybay’s 92 barangays were earlier identified as concern areas relative to the conduct of the October 28 village polls. Cari said that they are on top of the situation if in

case there would be some problems that might occur during the balloting, referring to the city police and possible augmentation of soldiers. He, however, called on the village officials, to include their respective supporters, not to do things that would affect their peace and order situations. Unlike the local and national elections, the barangay polls would be using the manual voting scheme and not through precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines. (JAZMIN BONIFACIO)

Soldiers in the region joined Peace Month CATBALOGAN CITY“Lasting peace is what Samarnons and Leyteños deserve!” These are the words of the commander of the 8th  Infantr y Division, Brigadier General Jet Velarmino, as he assured that he and his men will always remember by heart their commitment to bring lasting peace here in the region as he led the candle lighting ceremony at Camp Lucban, this city recently. The 8th ID and its subordinate units together with the different partners

held its own candle lighting ceremonies to mark the National Peace Consciousness Month last September which is by virtue of Proclamation No. 675 declares.  Velarmino said that this activity reminds them that they are living instruments in the service of the people with their permanent commitment to bring peace. “Remember we can be instruments of peace. Let us together support the promotion of peace and strengthen further peace within us,” he added. Other peace promoting activities that the Army

City gov’t. launches Coop Month Celebration TAC L O BA N C I T Y – Two local cooperatives were named winners in a city government contest for cooperatives during the launching of the 4 th Tacloban City Cooperative Month Celebration on Tuesday at the Balyuan Convention Center. Named Outstanding Cooperatives in the Medium and Large Categories of Tacloban City’s Local Gawad Parangal were the Leyte National High School (LNHS) Multipurpose Cooperative and the Perpetual Help Credit Cooperative Incorporated (PHCCI). The two cooperatives will be awarded during the culmination of the Cooperative Month Celebration on October 30. Around 49 local cooperatives joined the kick-off program which started with a motorcade and followed by a Thanksgiving Mass at the BCC. According to the City Cooperatives Development and Livelihood Assistance Office (CCDLAO) chief Ruena Mate, among the activities of the month-long celebration is a tree planting

activity at Barangay Camansihay on October 5. Representatives of local cooperatives plan to plant more than 1,600 seedlings during the tree planting activity. On October 19 an InterCoop Sports Fest is slated at the Sahara Beach Resort as part of the human development initiatives of cooperatives. During the launching program, City Information Officer Bernardita B. Valenzuela, representing Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, extended felicitations to the gathered cooperative officials. Valenzuela also underscored that cooperatives are propellers of progress in a community. Meanwhile, Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Regional Director Alexander Patac acknowledged the support of the city government extended to local cooperatives. Patac mentioned that the city government has allowed the use of its lot at Barangay Abucay for the construction of the CDA Regional Office 8. A deed of usufruct was

initiated were peace symposia, bike for peace, walk for peace, and concert for peace according to Division Public Affairs Office (DPAO) Chief Captain Amado Gutierrez. The National Peace Consciousness Month is intended to raise awareness among Filipinos to advance the government’s peace effort with the communist rebels and the Moro secessionists in Mindanao. It also promotes a culture of peace anchored on nonviolence and respect for the fundamental human rights. (PIA 8-CATBALOGAN)

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DTI is eyeing to launch SSF projects in Baybay City, Abuyog and Dulag, all in Leyte and Sta. Margarita, Samar. For 2013, the DTI has identified 90 SSF with 501 modern equipments for launching that will benefit 3,857 SMEs. Ma. Delia Corsiga, chief of the DTI regional business development division, said that of the P29 million worth signed last week between CDA Chairman Emmanuel Santiaguel and Mayor Romualdez that gives CDA the authority to use the 380 square meter lot for a period of 50 years. During the signing, Santiaguel acknowledged the invaluable support of Mayor Romualdez to the CDA and local cooperatives, saying the city government’s generous effort will go a long way. City Council Committee on Livelihood and Cooperatives Chairperson Raissa Villasin also graced the gathering. The CCDLAO is nominated for the second time as Outstanding Regional Coop Office to the National Gawad Parangal. (HENRY JAMES G.ROCA)

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Catbalogan vice mayor asks police to speed up investigation on the killing of a former brgy leader    PALO, Leyte- The vice mayor of Catbalogan City issued his call for police authorities to hasten their investigation on the slaying of one of their political supporters.  Vice mayor Art Sherwin Gabon also appealed to the public to help police authorities if they know or have knowledge who could be behind the responsible on the killing of Felimon Cabarriban.  Gabon, who was interviewed by the media during the recently-held regional vice mayors conference held this town, described the slain former barangay leader as a “close friend.”     “He was a big loss,

he was a close friend and he’s been with us for the longest time, and we condemn to the highest extent the brutal killing (of Cabaribban),” Gabon said.  Cabarriban was shot dead Sunday at 11:10 am while watching a cockfight in their village of Lagundi.  A suspect, Reymond Beñar, arrested by the police at around 7 p.m. Sunday, refuses to issue any statement related to the killing of the former chairman.      According Gabon, there would be several speculations as to what could be the motive of those responsible with politics as one possible

reason.   Personally, he said, the slaying of Cabarriban could be politicallymotivated.  The Catbalogan vice mayor admitted that the slain former barangay leader was one of their supporters and even “runs (our) political machinery.”  Gabon also disclosed that the former barangay chairman received threats to his life.       “Whoever did it to him has a very deep motive. We just don’t know if the killers were hired or there was a personal grudge involved. We’re not just sure,” Gabon said. (LIZBETH ANN A.

of projects approved, only P15 million will be deployed until the end of 2013.   At least P7.8 million funds have been utilized to procure facilities as of midSeptember. “We would want to launch all projects within the year but we were told to wait for new mechanisms in the procurement of facilities and selection of reliable cooperators. This is to ensure that funds will not be wasted,” Corsiga said. Among major projects that are up for launching this year is a P8 million retort packaging facility in the main campus of Eastern Visayas State University. The Philippine International Trading Corporation is scheduled to deliver equipment within this month. The facility offers technology that extends shelf life of native delicacies such as moron and binagol, with the application of packaging technology. Of the 609 priority villages for SSF deployment nationwide, at least 100 are in Eastern Visayas, considering the region’s high poverty incidence. “These facilities will be established in economically-depressed areas to help people augment their incomes and generate new jobs,” Corsiga said. The trade department is eyeing to generate 2,387 direct jobs through SSF.  There are three priority products - processed food; gifts, decors and house

wares and coco coir production. “Our small producers are banking on the growing demand for geotextile nets in the implementation infrastructure projects. It will be used by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to prevent soil erosions,” she added. Ma. Jesusa Dechos, DTI SSF focal person for Region 8, said using the facility is not for free. SMEs have to pay a minimal amount to cooperators for maintenance

of facilities. “After the project turnover, the association should prepare manual of operation, which also outlines sustainability plan. The DTI will continue to monitor the project. If the cooperator won’t be able to effectively manage the facility, this will be transferred to other associations,” she said. The cooperators will have the option to buy the equipment three years after the turnover. (SARWELL

ABELLA)

Q.MENIANO)

Scheduled power interruption in parts of Leyte The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) serves notice of the scheduled shutdown of the following transmission facilities: Date: 05 October 2013 Time: 8:00AM-5:00PM Affected Distribution Utility: *Portions of Leyte IV Electric Cooperative, Inc. (LEYECO IV) Reason: Maintenance activity at Hilongos substation, Baybay substation and along Baybay-Tam-is 69kV transmission line Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion. NGCP customers and the general public are advised to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this scheduled interruption. *Specific cities and municipalities that may be affected by the power interruption are determined by the abovementioned Distribution Utility (DU), unless the activity will have an effect on the entire franchise area. The DU allocates the available power within its franchise area and implements the power interruption schedule among the end-users.


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OPINION

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Friday, 04 October 2013

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Doubtful action at the heart of government

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ime and time again, the Palace has denied allegations of wrongdoing or involvement in corrupt practices. The public is divided in this issue knowing the stand of the President when it comes to cleansing the government to pave the way for a “matuwid na daan.” The recent contention that the Palace has distributed 50 million to legislators for the purpose of convicting Justice Corona has shed bad light on the seat of power. This also cast shadows on the color of the President who had been behind the cleansing of the bureaucracy against graft and corruption since the start of his term. To remove the doubt of the public on the involvement of the Palace on the issue, it was worth the effort of the Palace to provide an encouraging stance for a swift audit of the funds under the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Its contention that the amount was for pump priming the economy may well be supported by concrete documents complimented with sincerity. The allegations made by Senator Jinggoy Estrada could be a starting point of other allegations

that will mar the confidence level of the people. To clear the palace, the administration officials must prove that the P50 million were without “added conditions” if indeed, it was purely to help the dwindling economy. Why the Palace augmented the funds of the legislators in the first place, is something that creates doubts; this is why people have reacted after Sen. Estrada pointed this out in his privileged speech. The issue that is being raised by the people is why release the funds based on the legislators’ confirmation or “personal stamp” and not on the actual needs. Fund release for pump priming could have been released to implementing agencies that are sure to put the money on concrete projects and will not only increase buying capacities but will also create jobs. The call to scrap the PDAF and now the DAP must be heeded. Legislators have more to achieve if they concentrate on making laws. They will get less tempted to pocket people’s money than when they are allowed to dip their fingers on whom to give favors to when it comes to program implementation.

Words The people waited in anticipation when news came out that finally, after having gotten tired of Janet Napoles being the only seeming big thing on TV, after having gotten tired of the too grimacing a certainty that our own legislators are stealing behind our backs, or worse right under our noses, a few of our lawmakers will finally have to face the painful brunt of the law. Although in truth it is not pain so much as anxiety that they are actually feeling, the case still yet to be concluded in its inquisitorial stage. The anticipation was not only on how many of our lawmakers will be included in the rap sheet but most importantly, who. Several names found their way to the news as would-be respondents and when the ac-

tual filing of the cases was announced, it wasn’t too far out from what had been expected. Jinggoy Estrada was one among those named as respondents in the criminal cases that were filed with the Office of the Ombudsman. Unlikely of a man hauled to answer a criminal charge, he tried to pass himself off to the scrutinizing public as unfazed, unperturbed, undisturbed. One broadsheet even showed him wearing a mocking smirk, as if he was

not facing the possibility of being dethroned of a position hailed to be grand or worse, of being imprisoned for life. Unbeknownst to the eyes which saw that seemingly unfazed, unperturbed and undisturbed aura, there was an anxious monster deep within him waiting, nay aching to be unleashed. The monster that it is, it acted irrationally, rashly, foolishly. Too irrational, too rash, too foolish in fact it took toll on his rational

being after the dust finally settled and he found a way to shut his mouth up. Yes, it was a stunt that wasn’t well thought of, wasn’t premeditated. It was on the contrary a spur of the moment, like the unsavoury but unmeant words of a lover blurted out to his partner in the middle of a petty fight. And like that unsavoury but unmeant words of that lover, he wished he had never said that, he wished he could still take it back. Only that words, after they leave the utterer’s mouth, can no longer be taken back. They were in Jinggoy’s case unsavoury but hazily unmeant because they were clearly damning rather than fortifying, destructive rather than constructive. They

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Our Classlessness at Risk

Vigilance. Read or watch how government and elected officials are being exposed. See, how time catches up. Our version of democracy or “classlessness” is being threatened by these officials who have raided government coffers. Today, the Bureau of Customs have been cleansed, tomorrow may be your office, or mine. Nobody knows. Hara-kiri, anybody? Pinoy’s leadership is astounding – in the sense that people are coming out from their sinister shells and baring skeletons. What is in President Noy then?

This is the tipping point. The scary part, I suppose. No doubt, the Napoles scam involves high ranking officials, and we are in for a hundred years to wait for its proper disposition. To politically punish them is an understatement. For DBM to release PDAF after the conviction of Corona was auspicious. An extortion so to speak. Short of saying, “ You are rewarded now so shut up.” While the country wallows in poverty and hopelessness, these crooks became even richer. Can’t we suspend all of them at once so that congressional and

senate hearings are likewise suspended? So how do we give our representatives what they deserve? Maybe no pay, suspend and turn state witness? The public awaits the proper accounting of the trillion. Till when? If you are impatient, then that is a show of contempt to the democratic process. Pres Noy may be inept in other ways, but in one way the stinking fish is exposed in his enabling environment. He may be appointing his own men and the fortunate elites from the past decades derailed of their steady income still remain in power and unaffected. Must we wait for a government shutdown? Maybe Pres. Noy is not really defending the COA Auditor. He is defending the kind of democracy and classlessness that we have. Every Filipino that treasures that should stand with him .

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The New BOC The designation by President Aquino of five (5) new officials in the graftridden Bureau of Customs (BOC) should pave the way for higher revenue collections as the agency undergoes a revamp. With the revamp, there is an expected significant amount of increase in collection target. If only Customs officials would do their job well, an estimated P200 Billion a year could be easily achieved in revenue collections. President Aquino has designated retired AFP Chief Gen. Jesus Dellosa as BOC Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement replacing Horacio Suansing and at the same time OIC of Intelligence Division replacing Danny Lim who resigned. Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon said a fresh team could provide a fresh perspective and approach

Violence against women

to the challenges of the Bureau. The President had singled out the BOC for repeatedly falling short of its collection targets and failing to check smuggling and corruption. The BOC had not performed in accordance with the expectations of the people. Secretary Purisima of DOF had forwarded a Customs Personnel Order (CPO) for Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon signature assigning all collections to the DOF Cluster on revenue generation. The

cluster is headed by Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares. 27 Collectors were assigned to the DOF on floating status. This includes the “3 Kings” in the BOC. The new appointees are Deputy Commissioners Trinidad Rodriguez, Myrna Chua, and Primo Aguas. They were all endorsed by Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima who exercises supervision over the BOC. We hope that with this revamp, the BOC will not be the same dog with a different collar.

October 4, 2013 – Friday of the 26th Week

‘Victims of rape or domestic violence, subjecting them to “double victimization” – first at the hands of the offender St.francis of Asisi Bar 1:15-22; Ps 79; Lk 10:13-16 and then of the legal system.”- U.S. Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. “The paradigm shift changing the character of domestic violence from a private affair to a public offense will require REPROACHES TO UNREPENTANT TOWNS the development of a distinct mindset on the part of the police, the prosecution and the judges.”- Former Chief Justice I pity woman becomes victim of domestic violence from the hands of her husband from other nations. She thought she could be happy like other women who have married foreigners. The advanced civilization of the Western world that magnetized the female gender of the country. While some of the Filipino women are fortunate to have married foreigners and live happily thereafter, others become victim of domestic violence. However, foreigners are the only ones committed violence against women. Our Filipino men also committed violating their Godgiven role as husband. While Republic Act No. 9262 entitled “An Act Defining Violence Against Women and Their Children” protects women after violence, the sad fact they are deprived of the urgent need for protection order. A decision I know that has reached finality is recalled and the writ of execution quashed by the new judge. The reason: “First, the said writ must suffer the fate of quashal for having been issued improvidently. xxx “Second, quashal of

the questioned writ is also proper on the ground that the controversy was never validly submitted to the court. Xxx” The decision rendered by the previous magistrate without the defendantforeigner receiving the 26 court’s notices. Meaning the court has not acquired jurisdiction over the person of the defendant. Is it correct for the court to acquire first jurisdiction over the person before a Temporary Protection Order can be issued? The Supreme Court’s decision in Jesus C. Garcia vs. Hon. Ray Alan T. Drilon, G.R. No. 179267, dated June 25, 2013, states: “The grant of TPO [Temporary Protection Order] ex parte cannot, therefore be challenged as violative of the right to due process. Just like a writ of preliminary attachment

which is issued without notice and hearing because the time in which the hearing will take could be enough to enable the defendant to abscond or dispose of his property, in the same way, the victim of VAWC [Violence Against Women and Children] may already have suffered harrowing experiences in the hands of her tormentor, and possibly even death, if notice and hearing were required before such acts could be prevented.” Very clear from the quoted decision the TPO could be issued even without the defendant. Unlike other cases that pass mediation, VAWC case cannot as ruled by the Supreme Court: “Under Section 23 (c) of A.M. No. 04-10-11-SC, the court shall not refer the case or any issue thereof to a mediator. The reason behind this provision is well-explained by the Commentary on Section 311 of the Model Code

on Domestic and Family Violence as follows: “This section prohibits a court from ordering or referring parties to mediation in a proceeding for an order for protection. Mediation is a process by which parties in equivalent bargaining positions voluntarily reach consensual agreement about the issue at hand. Violence, however, is not subject for compromise. A process which involves parties mediating the issue of violence implies that the victim is somehow at fault. In addition, mediation of issues in a proceeding for an order of protection is problematic because the petitioner is frequently unable to participate equally with the person against whom the protection order has been sought.” Defendant in any case of VAWC needs only to file opposition to petition. In Section 20 of the rule states: (a) The respondent may file an opposition to the petition which he himself shall verify. It must be accompanied by the affidavits of witnesses and shall show cause why a temporary or permanent protection order should not be issued.” From the above defendant is required to show cause why no protection order should be issued. This

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[Jesus said to his disciples,] Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty deeds done in your midst had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment than for you. And as for you, Capernaum, ‘Will you be exalted to heaven? You will go down to the netherworld.’ Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.”

“I CONFESS” What do we mean when we say “I confess”, at the start of the Mass? We mean, “I repent.” Without repentance, there is no pardon and without pardon, there is no reconciliation with God. “Repentance”, wrote John Milton, “is the golden key that opens the paradise of eternity.” That is why, Jesus grieved over the unrepentant people of Chorazin and Bethsaida (Lk 10:13), who could have represented the Jewish nation as a whole. But we on the contrary, do repent and repeatedly repent. When we say, “I repent”, I suppose we repent of a particular fault, or wrongdoing or sin. For example, we may repent like Baruch who repented for his people’s “not heeding the voice of the Lord” (Bar 1:18). However, if we do really repent for not listening to the voice of God, there must be a tangible sign of it in our actual lives. Knowing the Word of God is not enough; we must apply it. Willing to please God is not enough; we must actually please him. What is the use of hungering to be masters of the world, without hungering to master the evil in our own life? Unless the fruit of repentance can be seen in our lives, there is no evidence of the root of repentance in our heart. You can’t purify the water by painting the pump. (His Word for Today by: Vima Dasan, S.J., published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St. Tacloban City. Tel. # 321-31-95) Sower’s Seeds: “Today, in front of the Lord, the Teacher of the Apostles, let us examine the zeal we had up to now in our apostolate. What kind of love has urged us on? Love of self or love of Christ? ” –Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family


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NOTICES

Leyte Samar Daily Express

Friday, 04 October 2013 Republic of the Philippines MUNICIPALITY OF LEYTE LEYTE -oOoOffice of the Sangguniang Bayan

Republic of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources NATIONAL WATER RESOURCES BOARD PEERLESS MULTI-PURPOSE COOPERATIVE, Applicant x- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - x

Case No. 13-1799

NOTICE OF HEARING

EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION BY THE SANGGUNIANG BAYAN HELD AT THE LEGISLATIVE HALL, LEYTE, LEYTE ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 Present:

This is an application for the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate and maintain a waterworks system within Peerless Village, Barangay Bagacay, Tacloban City, with the following proposed rate: PROPOSED RATES Residential/Institutional/Public Taps Computation, cu.m.

Commercial/Industrial

Peso/cu.m

0-10 (min.)

P 341.00 (min)

11-20

35.00

21-30

37.00

31-40

39.00

41-50

41.00

Over 50

43.00

Commercial, cu.m.

Pesos/cul.m.

0-25 (min)

P1,705,00 (min)

26-1000

74.00

Over 1000

82.00

Notice is hereby given that this application will be initially heard by the Board on November 18, 2013, Hearing will start at 9:00 o’clock in the morning at the NWRB-WUD Conference Room, 8th Floor, NIA Building, EDSA, Quezon City at which time applicant shall present its evidence. At least fifteen (15) days prior to the scheduled hearing, Applicant shall publish this notice once in a daily newspaper of general circulation in Tacloban and send by personal delivery or registered mail a copy of (i) the application and its attachments, and (ii) this notice, to all affected parties appearing on page 2 hereof. Parties opposed to the granting of the application must file their written opposition supported by documents evidence on or before the above scheduled date of hearing, furnishing a copy of the same to the Applicant. Failure on the part of any affected party to file its opposition on time and to appear at the hearing will be construed as a waiver of their right to be heard and the Board will proceed to hear and decide the application based on the evidenced submitted. Likewise, failure by the Applicant to appear at the hearing shall amount to lack of interest on its part and the instant application shall be dismissed accordingly. Witness the Honorable Officer-In-Charge, Executive Director of the National Water Resources Board this 29th day of August 2013. By Authority of the Board: (Sgd.) ELENITO M. BAGALIHOG OIC-Executive Director

ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that Rodulfo A. Sendiong in behalf of Margarito R. Sendiong by virtue of SPA, executed an affidavit of adjudication over a parcel of land, located at Brgy. Proteccion, Hilongos, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 3033, with an area of 20,344 square meters, under T.D. No. 14031-00106 R-13, covered by Katibayan ng Original na Titulo Bilang P-48911. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Rodulfo L. Servacio married to Ma. Felisa B. Servacio as vendee; per Doc. No. 228, Page No. 46, Book No. 4, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Joel T. Quisado. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Nicanor Padillo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Dawahon, Bato, Leyte, under Tax Dec. No. 08-06001400087, Cad. Lot No. 7428, containing an area of 132 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Corazon T. Tsamoudakis as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 625, Page No. 125, Book No. 27, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Rico E. Aureo. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION

Notice is hereby given that Leonilo B. Radaza, heir of late Antonio P. Baldo executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 9911 located at Brgy. Market Site, Dulag, Leyte, containing an area of 248.49 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-13-008-00100; per Doc. No. 337, Page No. 68, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ryan M. Oledan. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER INCLUDING FRANCHISE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Rodrigo C. Berino extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a motor vehicle (PUJ) described as: Make: Fuso; Type of Body: Jitney; Motor No.: 154313; Chassis No.: CV05KE-34014; Classification: UV Hire; MV File No.: 8A-1237; Plate No.: HAD820; Route: Tacloban-Pastrana & VV and heirs hereby waive, relinquish and quitclaim al rights, over the above-described motor vehicle including its Franchise in favor of Rolando L. Berino; per Doc. No. 453, Page No. 92, Book No. IX, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Alexander Lacaba and Notary Public John L. Ramsay of Government of Prince Edward Island, Canada. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS

Notice is hereby given that heirs of late Manuel T. Pundavela, Jr. namely: Mavifel Pundavela Tayer, Van Lawrence O. Pundavela and Virman Jessie O. Pundavela extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a shares of stocks with the A. Soriano Corporation to wit: Certificate No. Issue Date Number of Shares A 000000191 552 7/17/1987 1,730 A 000000220273 8/18/1988 2,595 A 000000245722 7/15/1989 1,946 A 000000294922 8/12/1991 1,459 A 000000345126 9/1/1994 1,159 A 000000369034 8/21/1995 2,222 A 000000379408 3/10/1997 1,500 A 000000394934 8/27/1997 3,152 and total outstanding shares of 15,763 under stockholder No. 0005007100. That heir Van Lawrence O. Pundavela hereby waives all rights over the above-listed shares of stocks in favor of co-heirs Virman Jessie O. Pundavela and Mavifel P. Tayer; per Doc. No. 42, Page No. 09, Book No. 29, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Samuel C. Lagunzad. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

Notice is hereby given that heirs of late Romualdo Velarde, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 2097 situated at Brgy. Katipunan, Sta. Fe, Leyte, covered byO.C.T. No. 58733, containing an area of 1,692 square meters, more or less; per Doc. No. 1045, Book No. XXII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Paulino A. Cabello. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Virginio B. de Leon and Rosario Custorio de Leon extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in the Poblacion, Municipality of Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 408 square meters, more or less, covered by O.C.T. No. T-15612, with Free Patent No. (VIII-4) 4140. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Royal Novo Greenland Realty Corporation represented by Corporate Secretary, Rosario Q. Co as vendee; per Doc. no. 11823, Page No. 2365, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Ricardo E. Amos. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE AND WAIVER

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Bonifacio L. Tumamak extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-41031-00203, situated at Suba, Villaba, Leyte, designated as Lot 87, containing an area of 1,500.05 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Irvin Jeremiah L. Roble as vendee for a portion of 1,101 square meters from the above-described property and heirs Clara T. Tumamak do hereby waive, renounce and assign another portion of 353 square meters only in favor of son Bobby Jay T. Tumamak from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 363, Page No. 74, Book No. XXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alejandro R. Diongzon. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

Absent:

Hon. Lileth I. Gatchalian Hon. Edward Jay A. Durante Hon. Cristina G. Batang Hon. Wilfredo S. Gato Hon. Epifania S. Lucban Hon. Armando M. Ysidoro Hon. Roque F. Rojas, Jr. Hon. Evelyn V. Cabardo Hon. Charito T. Gato

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Mun. Vice Mayor/Presiding Officer SB Member -do-do-do-do-do-doABC President

Hon. Ramon D. Benitez, Jr. Hon. Gem Andrei M. Salvacion

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SB Member SK Fed. President

MUNICIPAL ORDINANCE NO. 003-13 Author: Hon. Epifania S. Lucban AN ORDINANCE IMPLEMENTING FORCED EVACUATION AS A RESORT WHEN A DISASTER OR EMERGENCY HAS BEEN DECLARED IN THE MUNICIPALITY AND DANGER OF LOSS OF LIVES BECOMES IMMINENT, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. Be it ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of Leyte that: SECTION 1. It is the declared policies of the Municipality of Leyte to protect the lives of its residents at all times and whenever possible mitigate the effects of man-made and natural disasters within the locality; SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS OF TERMS As used in this Ordinance: 2.1 “Disaster” - means the result of a natural or man-made event which causes loss of life, injury and property damage, including but not limited to natural disasters such as hurricane, tornado, storm, flood, high winds, and other weather related events, and man-made disasters, including but not limited to nuclear power plant incidents, hazardous materials incidents, oil spills, explosion, civil disturbances, public calamity, acts of terrorism, hostile military action, and other events related thereto; 2.2 “Imminent Danger” - means an immediate thereat of harm; 2.3 “Evacuation” - means an operation whereby all or part of a particular population is temporarily relocated, whether individually or in an organized manner, from an area in which a disaster or emergency has been declared and is considered dangerous for health or safety of the public; 2.4 “Forced evacuation” - means an evacuation ordered as a resort when a disaster or emergency has been declared and danger of loss of life is imminent and conditions exist that critically imperil or endanger the lives of those in a defined area. SECTION 3. TRAINING AND ORIENTATION ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT - The Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) shall organize and conduct training and orientation on the possible natural hazards, vulnerabilities and climate change risks as well as knowledge management activities on disaster risk reduction and management within the locality at least once during summer as declared by the Philippine Atmospheric and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA). The BDRRMC shall be obliged to attend the trainings/orientation workshops and other activities spearheaded by the MDRRMC. The foregoing trainings, orientations, activities and information dissemination shall be intensified and made every month of May. During the aforesaid trainings and orientations the MDRRMO shall also discuss and highlight in Visayan dialect RA 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010; DILG MC No. 2012-35 dated 21 February 2012 regarding the Guidelines in Ensuring Public Safety During Man-Made and Natural Disasters; this Ordinance; and other laws, rules and regulations and disaster risk reduction and management. The MDRRMO is also encouraged to conceptualize posters, newsletters, brochures and pamplets regarding disaster risk reduction and management and cause the same to be posted at the conspicuous places of the municipality and/or, if possible, disseminate through radio and TV advertisements. The BDRRMC’s shall submit their respective BDRRM Work and Financial Plans one month after orientation workshop. SECTION 4. FORCED EVACUATION - If upon the assessment or determination of the MDRRMC, forced or pre-emptive evacuation of local residents is already necessary said Council shall immediately make recommendation of such assessment or determination. On the basis of such recommendation, the Municipal Mayor shall immediately declare the implementation/ enforcement of forced evacuation which shall include but shall not be limited to the following. a. The designated area where vehicles provided by the municipal government are waiting to transport local residents to the identified evacuation centers; b. Evacuation centers or such places where the evacuated local residents will be temporarily taken; c. The necessity of the evacuated local residents to stay in the aforesaid evacuation centers until there be another issuance declaring that the imminent danger within the affected area is no longer there, if this is still possible; and d. Measures ensuring the safety of local residents in the evacuation areas. However, immediately after declaration of forced evacuation but before actual implementation/enforcement thereof, the municipal government shall see to it that the local residents are informed in Visayan dialect of the need for them to evacuate and that there is no other alternative way to ensure their safety. SECTION 5. ENLISTMENT OF ASSISTANCE OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES - In declaring the implementation/enforcement of forced evacuation the members of the PNP, AFP, BFP and BJMP assigned within in the affected locality may be enlisted by the Municipal Mayor. All emergency measures adopted shall be a coordinative and collaborative effort between the Municipal Government, BFP units and PNP units. SECTION 6. REFUSAL OF LOCAL RESIDENTS TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES, OR, AFTER EVACUATING, GO BACK THEREIN WITHOUT AN ORDER ALLOWING THEM TO DO SO - In the event that the local residents refuse to leave their homes or, after evacuating, go back to their homes/affected areas without an order issued to this effect, the municipal government as well as the members of the moblized units of the PNP, AFP, BFP and BJMP may use such physical force that is commensurate under the circumstances, without discrimination and with conscious attention to the needs of vulnerable sectors, such as children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities with the end view that lives are safely secured. SECTION 7. PENALTY CLAUSE - Any public official found to violate the provisions of section 3, 4 & 5 of this Ordinance shall be subjected to a fine not exceeding of Php2,500.00 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both in the discretion of the court without prejudice to administrative sanctions as may be imposed under existing laws, rules and regulations. SECTION 8. REPEALING CLAUSE - Any ordinance, order, memorandum, rule and regulation which is consistent with the provision of this Ordinance is hereby modified or repealed accordingly. SECTION 9. EFFECTIVITY - This Ordinance shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its publication. Enacted this 9th da of September 2013. I hereby Certifiy to the correctness of the foregoing ordinance.

ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED TO BE DULY ADOPTED:

LILETH I. GATCHALIAN Municipal Vice Mayor

EDWARD JAY A. DURANTE SB Member (Temporary Secretary)

SB MEMBERS

CRISTINA G. BATANG

WILFREDO S. GATO

EPIFANIA S. LUCBAN

ARMANDO M. YSIDORO

ROQUE F. ROJAS, JR.

EVELYN V. CABARDO

CHARITO T. GATO ABC President

Approved:

MA. VICTORIA SALVACION-DAVID Municipal Mayor


NEWS/NOTICES

Friday, 04 October 2013 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

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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the difficult part for the foreigner who filed a petition for protection order who after abandoning the wife immediately secured a Foreign Divorce Decree from his country without the Philippine court’s recognition. Truly, the woman’s position in our society is difficult. Former Senator Loi Estrada in her speech before the senate floor, said: “Whenever violence occurs in the family, the police treat it as a private matter and advise the parties to settle the conflict themselves. Once the complainant brings the case to the prosecutor, the latter is hesitant to file the complaint for fear that it might later be withdrawn. This lack of response or reluctance to be involved by the police and prosecution reinforces the escalating, recurring and often serious nature of domestic violence.” This is the situation of the case recalled and the writ of execution quashed. In any event, will domestic violence be curved by the law? Without the cooperation of the authorities, they will remain to be violated by their partners. (Feedback welcome, g_duna@yahoo.com)

were so because contrary to his apparent purpose in delivering that speech, he seemed to want to attain the far opposite. Our expectations on his speech bordered on denials but when he started opening his mouth, those expectations slowly paled when the expected denials slowly turned into admissions. One cannot indeed fathom what was in Jinggoy’s Estrada’s mind when he said what he shouldn’t have said, when he spoke what he shouldn’t have spoken. They were by all indications rendered in bad taste. He clearly failed to see that implicating his colleagues to have also unjustly gained from their PDAF and suggesting that they shouldn’t be singled out isn’t denial at all. It does not negate his guilt, it confirms it. Having already said what he has said, spoke what he has spoken, he could not but only wish he could still take them back.

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AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH CONFIRMATION OF SALE

Notice is hereby given that Ismael Pelayo, Jr. heir of late Ismael Pelayo executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, located in Brgy. San Isidro, Palompon, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 1937 and Survey No. Cad. 519-D, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-31037-00502 R13, containing an area of 148 square meters, more or less and hereby confirm the sale executed infavor of Brigido T. Roble, Jr. as vendee for the one-half (1/2) portion of a parcel of land abovedescribed; per Doc. No. 258, Page No. 52, Book No. XXXIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. BataanTolibao. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

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Leyte Samar Daily Express 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. 08-1100100229, 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

AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION

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

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

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

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Antonio Andecio Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated at Brgy. Palale, Sta. Margarita, Samar, covered by T.C.T. No. T-10639, designated as Lot No. 1540-B, Psd-08-009459-D, containing an area of 567 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Ronel R. Diaz as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 83, Page No. 17, Book No. 17, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edilberto G. Morales. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Antonio Talatayod extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 2301, situated in Brgy. Gaas, Baybay, Leyte under Tax Dec. No. 07041 00599, R11, containing an area of 8,198 square meters, more or less; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Fabian Alberio married to Letecia Lapasanda, Pedro Alberio married to Lourdes Salve and Antonio Alberio married to Elisita Dondoyano; per Doc. No. 861, Page No. 89, Book No. XXII, Series of 2005 of Notary Public Joseph Bandalan. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Ernesto P. Tupaz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 3 parcels of land together with all the improvements thereon situated in Dulag, Leyte, 1) Lot No. 4701, Pls-788, covered by TCT No. TP-13141, containing an area of 11,915 square meters, more or less; 2) Lot No. 4602, Pls-788, O.C.T. No. P-17497, containing an area of 28,385 square meters, more or less; 3) Cad. Lot No. 9680, Assessor’s Lot No. 027, Block 01, containing an area of 428.43 square meters, more or less, Tax Dec. No. 05-13003-00049, Property Index No. 044-13-003-01-027; per Doc. No. 177, Page No. 37, Book No. XVII, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Glenna Aurora T. Abril. LSDE: Sept. 27, Oct. 4 & 11, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

Notice is hereby given that heirs of the late Manuel A. Urbano extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land with improvements thereon (residential building) covered by T.C.T. No. 5884, containing an area of 83 square meters, more or less, situated in Brgy. Cawayan, Catarman, Province of Northern, Samar, designated as Lot 17, Block 2, containing an area of 83 square meters, more or less. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Celsa G. Mabutin married to Odelon Mabutin as vendee for the above-described property together with all the building improvements found thereon; per Doc. No. 40, Page No. 9, Book No. XXXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Alex R. Gelera. LSDE: Sept. 20, 27 & Oct. 4, 2013

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The story that appeared on Thursday titled “No ghost project, says DPWH,” it was inadvertently identified Engr.Nestor Mate as assistant district engineer. Mate is chief construction division of the Samar second engineering district. Our apologies for the error. ED


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

Friday, 04 October 2013

Mayor Romualdez: ‘Pork’ probe puts PH justice system into test

Tacloban City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez together with City Department and Interior and Local Government (DILG) Director Atty. Darwin Bibar (left) and Association of Barangay Councils president Eden Pineda (center) congratulates Barangay 109 V & G chairwoman Elizabeth Lesigues as she receives the Lupong Tagapamaya Incentives Award, October 3, 2013. The awarding rites held at the Balyuan Convention Center coincided with the kick-off program of the anniversary of the Local Government Code which gathered the city’s 138 barangay chairmen. According to the DILG, the month-long celebration emphasizes on the following tenets of good governance: participation, accountability, responsiveness and transparency among local government units. Brgy. 109 was also chosen as the regional winner of the Lupong Tagapamaya Incentives Award under the highly urbanized city category. (HENRY JAMES G. ROCA – CIO)

TACLOBAN CITYAlbeit agreeing that the country is on the right track by investigating    some lawmakers allegedly involved on pork barrel scam, City Mayor Alfred Romualdez said that the government  should also provide an “alternative” solution on this. “Iyong sakit nito sa PDAF na iyan, we have to be very careful. We have to really look into what is evidence, what is a cause for an investigation, and not simply just take it as perception. And you have to understand that it is also been happening for the last more than 10 years, and if it has been really scrutinized for

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DSWD, DILG, Comelec join forces against “epal” candidates TACLOBAN CITY– The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) formally relaunched today its “Bawal ang Epal Dito” (BAED) or the Anti-Epal campaign (Epal means for those politicians taking credit for

government-funded-projects) at the “Harampang ha PIA” press conference. DSWD-8 Regional Director Remia Tapispisan said the program of the agency was first launched during the mid-term elections last May. “It proved

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to be an effective measure to protect the beneficiaries of the Cash Conditional Transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program,” said Tapispisan. This time the BAED advocacy is in partnership with the Commission on Election (Comelec) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the October 28 barangay polls. “We believed that we need to strengthen and intensify the program that’s why a joint memorandum circular has been signed by the three agencies,” Tapispisan said. Also present during the Kapihan press conference were Commission on Elections Regional Director Jose Nick Mendros and regional information officer Myles Colasito of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The DILG is tasked to monitor and assist the local government operating officers to report abuses and grievances at the same time help in intensifying the campaign through their field offices. The DILG will help in the preliminary investigations on complaints reported to the agency. Mendros said that the

beneficiaries could not be kowtowed by the politicians. Reported election offenses will be handled by the Comelec based on violation of the Omnibus Election Code, Mendros said. On the part of DSWD, their municipal links or any staffs who are reported to be committing BAED are suspended pending investigation of the case. The three agencies vowed to strengthen this campaign for the best interest of the Pantawid beneficiaries and the community. As of the last May elections, there were 12 number of election-related grievances reported in Eastern Visayas of which one remains pending for resolution. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)

the public, it’s  good now that they are doing that,” Romualdez, himself a congressman, said in an interview with  Leyte Samar Daily Express. “The question is, what do we do in place of that? Because the mere fact that it lasted so long, that means, ang ibig sabihin noon ‘kailangan’, o kung ‘hindi man kailangan’ ay talagang naging practice iyan. Madaling sabihin na tangalin natin, pero ano ang ipapalit mo? At kung wala ka namang ipapalit, ano naman ang role ng legislators in terms of helping their constituents? Kasi isipin natin kung hindi naman hinihingi ng constituents iyan, hindi naman nila tratrabahuin na magkaroon ng ganoon,” he added.   Romualdez however said that the issue is indeed a big problem, calling it a “shame.” “…Iyong problem na malaki, in terms on aid of legislation, what can they come up with as an alternative, as a solution to this problem? Yet, tama lang naman na ilabas iyan. How could it go unnoticed?” When asked if he agreed on completely abolishing lawmakers’ Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), Romualdez answered, saying: “Kung titingnan mo ang trabaho ng legilators eh recommendatory. Wala naman sa Constitution na hahawak ng pera ang legislators. Ang humawak talaga ng pera ay line agencies at sila ang mananagot sa COA (Commission on Audit).” “Ngayon kung dumaan man iyan sa Senate president office o dumaan man sa Speaker of the House at pondo talaga iyan ng Lower House o binigay na pondo ng opisina, eh iba iyon. Pero kung sa line agencies iyan, ang line agencies ang nanagot sa COA.” Yet Mayor Romualdez was quick to say that it is the result of the investigation which would make people “happy.” Asked on what would happened to local government units now like Tacloban amid the suspension of PDAF, Romualdez answered: “Kami dito umaasa lang kami sa sariling sikap...pera ng taong bayan iyan. Ayaw naman namin ng isang Tacloban city na LGU na nag-launder ng pera,” the mayor said. (RONALD O. REYES)

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