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Palompon gets bulk of Rep. Lucy Torres’ PDAF BY JOEY A. GABIETA

her congressional velopment Assistance Fund (PDAF),Gomez TACLOBAN CITY - Leyte Rep.Lucy district. Based on the records allocated more than Torres Gomez appeared to have favor of the Department of P14 million to Palomthe town of Palompon as she poured Budget and Manage- pon, the town where in huge amount of her pork barrel to it ment, out of her P35 she said to have posted compared to the rest of the areas under million Priority De- the biggest win against

Construction of Guadalupe port underway, says Rep. Mercado


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TACLOBAN CITY The long-awaited construction of the Guadalupe Port in Maasin City has finally started this month, according to Southern Leyte Representative Damian Mercado. The cost of the project is P64.22

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million. This has been in the works during the term of Mercado as governor of Southern Leyte. He said that officials of the province had been requesting the Department of Transportation and Communications to prioritize the construction of the new seaport, as Maasin is the capital and the center of commerce in

the province. According to city Mayor Maloney Samaco, Maasin has been left behind by the neighboring ports of the municipalities of Hilongos and Bato in Leyte, which had been attracting many passengers bound for Cebu City. He added that the existing port of Maasin has problems with strong waves to page 2

her opponent during the May 13, 2013 elections. Gomez obtained more than 14,000 votes against former Ormoc City Mayor Eric Codilla in Palompon. Among the projects that were allocated by Gomez to Palompon

included a road project in Barangay San Joaquin in the amount of P1.2 million; construction of multipurpose halls with a cost of P500,000 each; financial assistance for sports-related program at P 2 million; P5 milto page 2

Tacloban Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. president Go Tic Ching and S/Supt. Domingo “Bong” Cabillan, OIC police chief of Tacloban in a tete-a-tete on security measures of the city, after Ching filed a complaint regarding the burglary at the Tiong Gui Chapel across Leyte Progressive High School here in the city. The thieves carted away two air-conditioning units, four mahjong tables and 20 monoblock chairs. (TFCCCI-vca)


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12 sites in EV featured in DENR’s ecotourism exhibit

TACLOBAN CITY – Twelve ecotourism sites in Eastern Visayas region took center stage at the ecotourism exhibit organized by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources recently. The Biri-Larosa Protected Landscape and Seascape in Northern Samar is one of the featured destinations, according to Purificacion Daloos, regional information officer of DENR. It has one of the awesome destinations in the region with its unique and amazing rock formations aptly named the Biri Rock Islands Rock Formations. It is one of the 25-destinations vying for the Top 10 Philippine Gems organized by the Isla Lipana and Company, together with the Philippine Tour-

ism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism (DOT) and global communications firm FleishmanHillard. The DOT also provided two laptop units and wi-fi facilities at the exhibit venue in Robinsons Place, Tacloban City to invite and guide the visitors to vote for Biri. The other sites featured are GuiuanCalicoan Surf Camp in Eastern Samar. The San Pablo and San Pedro Islands in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte is also included. Also included are four in Leyte province: Lake Danao in Ormoc City; Kalanggaman in Palompon; Hindang Cave in Hindang; and Cuatro Islas in Hindang and Inopacan Protected Landscape and Seascape. The San Pablo and San Pedro Islands in Hinunangan, South-

ern Leyte is also included. In Samar province, the eco-tourism sites that are included are the Sohoton Natural Bridge/ Natural Park in Basey Samar; Calbiga Caves/ Langon-Gobingob Cave and the Lulugayan Falls in Calbiga; and the Torpedo Boat Ride in Paranas. According to Corazon Makabenta, division chief of DENR’s Coastal Marine Management Division, in terms of physical attraction, the sites are ecotourism ready, but there are conditions which have to be met, the facilities and services have to be put in place. The theme was “Sustaining local Socio-Economic growth through Communitybased Ecotourism.” In 1999, the United Nations designated 2002 as the International Year of Ecotourism through the


million intended for various projects and from page 1 programs. Among the projects lion for medical mission and P4 million as included the construcfinancial assistance tion of an office of which include burial, the PDEA (Philippine Enforcement milk and feeding pro- Drug Agency) located at grams, among others. The city of Ormoc, Camp Downes at P1.5 where her husband million. Project on the conRichard Gomez lost on his mayoralty bid, structions of a multiwas given an alloca- purpose building and tion of more than P7 pavements in the city

were also funded by Gomez pork barrel. Gomez also allocated about P2.8 million of her pork barrel to the town of Kananga, where her brother ran but lost as mayor during the recently-held elections. Construction of a flood control in Brgy. Rizal of said town had the biggest allocation at P1.3 million.

Gomez also provided the other towns in the fourth district of her pork barrel intended for various programs and projects. For Isabel, she gave P1.5 million for construction of a barangay road; P3.9 million for Albuera for various barangay road constructions; P1 million for Merida intended for construction of


United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), in conjunction with the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) - in recognition of its growing importance to sustainable development and the protection of the environment. The purpose of the IYE was to encourage cooperation among NGO’s, governments and industry in developing ecotourism practices that are environmentally, economically and socially beneficial, while minimizing their negative impacts. Ecotourism as defined in DENR Administrative Order 2013-19 refers to a form of tourism within a natural and cultural heritage area where community participation, protection and management of natural resources.


from page 1 on monsoon season that caused the shipping lines to withdraw the routes to Maasin. “The Guadalupe Port has a natural harbor and the wharf is closer to the Maasin Airport at the Pananawan village,” Samaco said. In the Philippine Ports Authority website, the project will multi-purpose building and multi-purpose pavement. Gomez also allocated of her pork to the provincial government for medical assistance and to the

regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development of combined amount of P12 million.

be completed within 420 days. The project includes the construction and installation of a causeway, trestle, roll-on roll-off ramp, and port lighting system. The project will consist of a 1,987 square meters causeway, a 408.35- sq.m. loading and unloading platform and a 99sq.m. roll-in roll-out ramp as posted in the website. There are boattrips scheduled thriceweekly from Maasin to Cebu City and viceversa, provided by Cokaliong Shippling Lines. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)


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Angara’s bill proposes removing jail term for libel conviction TACLOBAN CITY - Senator Juan Edgardo Angara has filed a bill removing the jail term for libel. Under his Senate Bill No.1218, a journalist who is found guilty of libel would not be imprisoned although a penalty ranging from P50,000 up to P250,000, depending on the discretion of the court, would be slapped against him. Under Article 355 of the Revised Penal Code, a conviction of libel carries an imprisonment of six months up to four years with a penalty of

P200 up to P6,000. “The penalty or fine must be sustained as we believe that libel must not go unpunished. But to imprison a person convicted of libel might preclude him or her in the future from digging into issues and concerns that with deep investigation might expose anomalies and abuses,“ Angara said. Angara clarified that his proposed bill does not intend to overlook one’s privacy from public and malicious charges but only to “protect and preserve” the constitu-

tional rights of every Filipinos to free speech and self-expression. Various groups, to include in the media industry, have been pushing for Congress to decriminalize libel but the call remains unheeded. “Although we recognize that socially relevant issues must have room for open debate and public discussion, we do not safeguard the very people who risk their safety and career in order to report events that have escaped our critical eye,” Angara said. (JOEY A. GABIETA)

P622-M projects listed under BuB are yet to be implemented TACLOBAN CITY – With less than four months left before the end of the year, 11 national government agencies in Eastern Visayas are still struggling to implement the P622 million projects for poor local government units (LGUs) listed under the 2013 bottom-up budgeting approach. Records show that several projects are still on preparatory stage, some funding have not yet downloaded, others are still waiting for proposals from local government units and three agencies have not yet submitted project updates. Department of Budget and Management Regional Director Imelda Laceras said 80% of funds have already been released by their department to implementing agencies but still a big chunk of the fund is unutilized. For the Department of Agriculture (DA), which has P368.52 million BuB allocations, some P28.91 million of projects may not be pushed through due to failure of LGUs to submit proposals. At least P125.21 million projects under DA’s watch will not be realized since it is not matched with the 2013 work and financial

plan of the agency. The amount accounts 20% of the total allocation for Region 8 under BuB for this year . “Let’s look at the 80% unused fund that were downloaded to agencies and that’s equivalent to P496 million. Based on the report, only 10% of the budget transferred has been used,” Laceras said. Department of the Interior and Local Government Regional Director Pedro Noval, chair of the Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team (RPRAT), said that project execution of other departments are moving slowly. As of August, the Department of Health (DOH) have not yet started 50 poverty-reduction projects worth P59.49 million for six provinces of the region. The Department of Education, which is tasked to carry out P19.45 million worth of projects, have not yet downloaded their funds. As of last month, 25 projects are still preparing for implementation. Also in the preparatory phases are the Department of Environment and Natural Resources with P9 million allotments and the Department of Agrarian Reform with P11.64 programmed amount. Of the 22 BuB projects

committed by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, 19 have not yet started. The agency has an allotment of P31.24 million. “National government agencies assure us that budget for project implementation will kick off before the end of the year. Regional offices are ready to release funding as long as LGUs will comply all requirements needed before funding release,” Noval said. Citing rules, Laceras said if LGUs are incapable of carrying out projects, concerned national government agencies should take over the responsibility. RPRAT is clueless on updates of P3.1 million BuB projects of the Department of Energy, P20.05 million of the National Electrification Administration and P3.66 million of the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation. These agencies were told by the DILG regional chief to report updates. BuB is an approach to preparing the budget proposals of agencies taking into consideration the development needs of poor LGUs as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans. For 2013, 55 LGUs in Eastern Visayas are recipients of BuB projects. (SARWELL Q. MENIANO)

Department of Environment and Natural Resources ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BUREAU Regional Office 8

September 16 is Theme:

“A Healthy Atmosphere, the future we want.”

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Countries were invited to devote the Day to promote activities in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. The phase out of controlled uses of ozone depleting substances and the related reductions have not only helped protect the ozone layer for this and future generations, but have also contributed significantly to global efforts to address climate change; furthermore, it has protected human health and ecosystems by limiting the harmful ultraviolet radiation from reaching the earth.

THEN: Ozone-Depleting Substances Were All

hold air conditioners. Now: HCFCs and HFCs are among the alternatives replacing CFCs.

to clean circuit boards during their production. Others use water or have temporarily switched to HCFCs.



Air Conditioners Then: CFCs were used as the coolant in household air conditioners. Now: HCFCs and HFCs are among the alternatives replacing CFCs.

Around Us…

More Ozone-Friendly Products, Better Processes, and New Equipment Are In Use All parts of our daily lives have been touched by ozone-depleting substances. Prior to the 1980s, CFCs and other ozone-depleting substances were pervasive in modern life. But thanks to the work of individuals, businesses, organizations, and governments around the world, substitutes that are safer for the ozone layer continue to be developed for many ozone-depleting substances. Air Conditioners Then: CFCs were used as the coolant in house-

Then: CFCs were used in refrigerator coolants and foam insulation. Now: HCFCs and HFCs have replaced CFCs, and still other substitutes are on the horizon that will not deplete the ozone layer. Computers Then: Solvents containing CFCs and methyl chloroform were used to clean circuit boards during their production. Now: Some companies have eliminated the need

Car Air Conditioners Then: CFCs were used as the coolant in automobile air conditioners. Now: HFCs have replaced CFCs and new, more climate friendly alternatives are on the horizon

Leyte SP supports declaration of September as Peace Month TACLOBAN CIT Y – The provincial government of Leyte through the Sanguniang Panlalawigan supports the declaration of the month of September as peace month after they passed a resolution urging all local government units in the province to conduct activities or program that would center on promoting peace, like peace forum. September was declared as the National Peace Consciousness Month, which aims to promote a culture of peace and to raise public awareness and understanding of the comprehensive peace process. The resolution at Leyte SP was authored by Vice Governor Carlo Loreto and supported by members of the provincial board. The resolution is

also a response of the provincial board to the current arm struggle that is happening in Zamboanga that had already taken lives of several government troops, members of the Moro National Liberation Front and ordinar y citizens which, according to Loreto, is no more acceptable at this time. Loreto added that the provincial government of Leyte must use all its influence in the promotion of peace in the countr y and condemn the use of arm struggle and if one is pushing for a better agenda it should be back with good arguments and not by using armaments. “Armed conflict is not the solution to the problem that

plagues our countr y,” Loreto stressed. The 78th Infantr y Battalion stationed in the town of Burauen supports this move of the provincial government. Capt Ian Andres Fabellon, civil militar y officer of the 78th IB, said that they support this call of the provincial government as they in the militar y had been working to attain lasting peace for the countr y. Fabellon added that peace caravan and forums has been done by the militar y stationed in the province as part of the civic militar y operation to encourage more people especially those who are supporting rebels to shift their alliance with the government. (ROEL AMAZONA)



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he impending writing off of the P25-billion lump sum pork barrel allocation from the national budget, but the appropriations committee in the Lower House seems to be uncomfortable with the move. They still want to dip their dirty fingers into the budget by mulling over a proposal to allow them still the same power to identify the projects for implementation in the 2014 General Appropriation Act. Was this not the policy in the past that legislators do not dip their hands in the way the pork barrel or the renamed Priority Development Assistance Fund or PDAF, but merely to recommend and identify the projects, based on choices of their constituents? Unfortunately it has been discovered to be the source of graft and corrup-

tions / plunder that has enriched them no end, the reason why our countrymen want this abolished. The whole Philippine officialdom does not lack of public officials appointed or elected from the metropolis down to the barangays who can better identify what projects they really need. The P25 billion supposed to be congressional appropriation or legislators could be given to provincial governors, vity and municipal mayors to be coursed through concerned agencies for proper implementation. We suggest to redirect their vision, and conduct studies and researches that will equip them to implement better law-making processes which primarily is the main function of legislators anyway. to page 6

15 boxes; 2,000 pages + !!! Will there be significant number of suicides in the next days when hearings hopefully are conducted soon. The alleged PDAF scams – or plunder by the billions of people’s money purportedly managed by businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles in cahoots with “honorable” legislators (ho hummm!) both in the Lower and Upper Houses will be filed today per news releases issued last week. 15 boxes and some 2,000 pages of painstakingly gathered evidences by the Department of Justice were submitted already to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) for further consolidation to be presented in court to prove the guilt of

Janet Lim- Napoles, government agencies involved, senators and congressmen of the Republic of the Philippines. -oOoThe appearance of Ben Hur Luy, principal whistle blower before the Senate blue ribbon committee has strengthened the belief of people on the truthfulness of this worst scam that happened in this era. Luy,

responding to questions by senators appeared to have responded with full confidence – eliciting even an innocent smile as he discussed in detail the scam operations without reading any prepared notes. All vital information about the treachery of these people (JLN, government agencies that participated, lawmakers) were divulged by

Luy. “Maybe God uses me to dismantle the work of my cousin”-Luy -oOoIndeed if I may add; Luy’s coming out has finally revealed what kind of lawmakers have we elected to office. Senator Teofisto Guingona, chair of the blue ribbon committee of the Senate even commented that “Ben Hur Luy’s revelation is credible and convincing.” -oOoI had a bottle or two – plus of beer with some friends. It is disheartening to note that these PDAF scam will take ages before to page 7


Monday, 16 September 2013

Enforcing Laws

There could be people who are probably complaining about the reinstatement or return of apprehensions on violations of jaywalking. People have the tendency to complain especially when their usual routines, practices and habits are suddenly checked or restrained. It is only later that they realize that it was for their own good, after all. Now, there are other regulations and ordinances being enforced such as the anti-smoking, curfew of minors, anti-littering, traffic violations and many more. These are being enforced by the enforcement team created by the city government that includes enforcement of other regulatory functions of various departments. With the creation of a team that will look into the enforcement of laws in the city, the streets and thoroughfares, including the communities will become more peaceful and

orderly. It will be noted that one of the complaints among commuters is the wanton disregard of traffic rules that result in untoward incidents or accidents. Imagine, an ambulance figuring in a road mishap if drivers follow road courtesy. Drivers regard the streets as their turfs or personal territories. They act as if they own the place. So, if there are 2,000 drivers plying the streets every day, then that is the number of people who create disorder leaving the pedestrians at their mercy. The pedestrians are also partly to blame with the chaos in the streets; they cross anywhere at their whims and caprices, most of them uncaring. Another observation made on motorists is that they are so unmindful of the effects of their actions; they beat the red light or stop on pedestrian lanes while waiting for the green light. An incident happened last week where a man

Nur Misuari

Nur Misuari; the head of the breakaway group of the MNLF is fooling the Philippine government since the time of President Ramos. During the time of Pres. Fidel Ramos, the President signed the Final Peace Agreement with the MNLF headed by Misuari and

Misuari became the Governor of ARMM in Mindanao. For a number of reason, Misuari became a failure. Misuari ran for Governor of ARMM again last May elections. He lost badly winning only 10% of the votes. Then he declared “independence” of the ARMM.

boxed a traffic enforcer when he was flagged down to stop after he beat the red light. Worse, he hit the official motorcycle used in pursuing him with his own motorcycle with side-car. The aggression made by the man is something that cannot be taken for granted. In the past, there have been similar incidents that showed how the public regard traffic enforcement. Enforcers were run over by irate drivers, insulted, punched or threatened with knife. If people will be left to do their thing unchecked, our thoroughfares will become arenas or killing fields. There will be confusion and disorder. No one will be safe anymore. Parents cannot trust their children to go to school alone. The proper agencies and authorities have to put stop valves so that people will be safe at all times and that the city will become safe for everyone. On the other hand, business establishments have to pay their taxes or the government cannot continue serving the public. It has to treat people equally and justly. Depending on the volume or bulk of one’s merchandise, owners have to pay the fees. In turn, the government will continue its The outbreak of violence in Zamboanga City is yet another proof of Misuari’s stupidity. It is no secret that Misuari is hostile to the on-going peace negotiations between the government and the Muro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). That renders Misuari essentially irrelevant. Hence, this violence in Zamboanga City made just us the government and MILF peace negotiators resume the homestretch negotiations in Kuala Lumpur. Misuari made a calculated strike in media accessible Zamboanga rather than in Sulu. He wants to reclaim relevance the best way he does – violence.

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Viral and tolerated As a human resources manager, it is my task to scout for contractual employees and screen them according to company’s standards. One of the screening phases that they have to undergo is an initial interview conducted by me. The protocol of interviewing is that I should know the basic information and family background of a potential employee. This will serve as a platform form for personality sketch and psychological preferences for eventual questions amidst the interview. In a year of doing this function, I have roughly estimated that 75% of my applicants have parents who have separated, have broken families or have public services and so on. The teams that are composite in nature have JO workers who opted to take the challenge in helping the city government in enforcing laws. These are complemented with traffic enforcers (Tomeco) that are deputized to carry out apprehensions. It has City Vet personnel that see to it the streets are free from stray animals. The City Treasurer’s Office is present to issue receipts and the Assessor’s Office is also a team member while the CSWDO takes care of the saturation drives against mendicants such as Badjaos and street children who are supposed to be in the classrooms. The team in itself represents the regulatory face of the city government in the field.

The situated in Zamboanga City remains unclear. The exact number of hostages is still undetermined. There are already a number of casualties on the side of the government and properties are destroyed. This Misuari is KSP (Kulang sa Pansin).

step and half siblings. I would normally become shocked when applicants tell me how joyous and contented they are with their families and parents. Parental separations, supported or not supported by pertinent documents, have become so viral and so

tolerated today. This has become so normal in the society, that a lot of people think that it is contemporarily acceptable. I am not a parent yet, but I have a bird’s eye view of how parenting works. Parenting can be associated to page 6

September 16, 2013 – Monday of the 24th Week 1 Tm 2:1-8; Ps 28; Lk 7:1-10

THE HEALING OF A CENTURION’S SLAVE When Jesus had finished all his words to the people, he entered Capernaum. A centurion there had a slave who was ill and about to die, and he was valuable to him. When he heard about Jesus, he sent elders of the Jews to him, asking him to come and save the life of his slave. They approached Jesus and strongly urged him to come, saying, “He deserves to have you do this for him, for he loves our nation and he built the synagogue for us.” And Jesus went with them, but when he was only a short distance from the house, the centurion sent friends to tell him, “Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof. Therefore, I did not consider myself worthy to come to you; but say the word and let my servant be healed. For I too am a person subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes; and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this he was amazed at him and, turning, said to the crowd following him, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” When the messengers returned to the house, they found the slave in good health.

“I AM UNWORTHY” The Eucharist is the Sacrament of sacraments, for it brings on the altar our Lord Jesus Christ himself. However, as Therese of Lisieux said, “Our Lord does not come from heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another heaven, the heaven of our soul in which he loves to dwell.” Truly worthy souls have experiences heaven in them after Holy Communion. “Yesterday”, wrote St. Gemma Galgani, “on approaching the Blessed Sacrament, I felt myself burning and I had to withdraw. I am astounded that so many receive Jesus and are not reduced to ashes.” If we always feel nothing special after receiving Holy Communion it is possible that we come unworthy to receive the Lord. The Christians in Corinth were quarrelling among themselves, ate and drank too much, so greedy that they would not share anything with others. Hence, to such unworthy recipients of the Eucharist, St. Paul wrote, “When you come together, it is not for the better, but for the worse” (1 Cor 11:17). We must all acknowledge our unworthiness as we come to the Eucharist and pray the words of the Centurion, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but say a word and I shall be healed”. (Lk 7:7) (His Word for Today, published by Paulines Publishing House, visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel. # 321-31-95) Sower’s thought: “Those who are ready to help their neighbor, even to their own disadvantage, will walk quickly on the road of love.” –Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family



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If this happens we will have really qualified lawmakers in both houses, and the Legislative department will at last be peopled with authentic and genuine honourable men and women who indeed know how to craft laws in support to the development efforts the country undertakes.


from page 4 with leadership. Part of the efficiency of parenting is being able to preserve a strong and long-lasting relationship with significant people. The stigma of not being able to hold on to a sacred vow can cause repercussions to the children, which in turn, can alter their social or psychological states. I have an interviewee who bragged about her numerous boyfriends and “flings”. She said she never had a serious relationship and she was comfortably sharing her sexual


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Florencio Agravante Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over parcels of land, situated in Brgy. Sto. Niño, Hilongos, Leyte described as: Parcel 1, Lot No. 5838, Case 16, Cad 566-D, under Tax Dec. No. 05-14040-00235, covered by O.C.T. No. P-17953, containing an area of 6,307 square meters, more or less; Parcel 2, Lot No. 5839, Case No. 16, Cad. 566-D, under Tax Dec. No. 05-14040-00236, covered by O.C.T. P-18136, containing an rea of 9,502 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Raul Agravante as vendee for the above-described property including all the improvements thereon; per Doc. No. 234, Page No. 48, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Juanito V. Raza. LSDE: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2013


tales without me even initiating the subject matter. I have another interviewee who was begging for employment because he impregnated a fourth girl. He has sons and daughters with his first three girlfriends, but none of these prior girls have permanently eloped with him. He also does not consistently provide for the needs of his children. Now he was very problematic when he shared to me his need for a job because of another baby to feed. Another story, which I could not forget, was about a 21 year-old applicant and her 56 year-old boy-

friend. I have nothing against age, but her relationship has gone so topsy turvy yet she cannot let go of him for some reason she declined to tell. All of them, all of these applicants have one common characteristic. They are the produce of a broken family. Broken families which have different reasons for being broken. Mother and father are separated because of ‘third party’. Father abandoned mother because of financial constraints. Both parents agreed to part ways to pacify their own parents. Mother simply fell out of love for the father because of attitudinal differences.


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Eleuteria Alterado extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of residential land, located at Brgy. Pob. 1, Hindang, Leyte, Lot No. 851, containing a total land area of 200.51 square meters, more or less, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-15001-00219 and the subject area involved in this instrument is only one-half (1/2) portion located at Eastern portion. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Merlina Horber as vendee for the half portion of the above-described lot; per Doc. No. 108, Page No. 22, Book No. XVI, Series of 2013 of Atty. Rolf Allan R. Oriel. LSDE: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013 The long list of reasons continues. I know by heart that broken families have caused a negative impact on how young people think and act today. I know by heart that broken families have contributed to a lot of elements like crime rate, population, extent of knowledge and understanding, and attitude and belief. There must be an organization out there that can consistently and powerfully fight for the eradication of the malpractice of

breaking a consecrated union. This has got to stop because we have gone so easy and so relaxed about this sensitive issue. I am on fire while I speak of this matter. This is because I have experienced this first hand. I empathize the three applicants and I empathize 75% of all my interviewees. I have undergone what the rest of them had undergone too, and speaking in that manner, in other vital aspects, life has become a death march because of this.


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Juancho Abuyabor and Eunomia Albior-Abuyabor extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot 1155, Hindang, Cadastre, located at Tabok, Hindang, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-15019-00173 R13, containing an area of 366.19 hectares and sold to Fredeswinda Jajalla; and heirs/parties hereby acknowledged the sale thus confirming the previous sale in favor of Fredeswinda Jajalla as vendee the whole parcel of land; per Doc. No. 201, Page No. 42, Book No. XII, Series of 2009 of Notary Public Atty. Efren B. Mendoza. LSDE: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Restituta Legajan extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Almeria, Biliran under O.C.T. No. P-2575/ARP No. 00707 TM, containing an area of 6,537 square meters; per Doc. No. 205, Page No. LV, Book No. XXX, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Gabino A. Velasquez. LSDE: Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of Gervacio Torres extrajudicially setSELF ADJUDICATION WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of late Teofilo Alias extrajudicially tled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, as conjugal property with NOTICE is hereby given that Eduardo Basada heir of late Marcela Fiel exwife Guadalupe Juatas-Torres, situated at Brgy. Victory, Abuyog, Leyte, cov- settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot No. 1304, ecuted a Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, situated at San Pedro, Albuera, ered by Tax Dec. No. 08-01009-00242-R13, containing an area of 941 square located at Brgy. Tabok, Hindang, Leyte, under Tax Dec. No. 08-15019-00292, Leyte, under Tax Dec. No. 08-03-0011-00440, designated as Lot No. 2516, concontaining an area of 1,314.16 square meters, more or less; per Doc. no. 442, taining an area of 1,621 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of meters and subdivided into 5 lots and heir Melba J. Torres executed a Deed of Sale in favor of Lorenza Jervoso-Torres as vendee for 1/5 portion of the property Page No. 89, Book No. VIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Rosarie A. Maria Grace Elegio Nieva as vendee; per Doc. No. 470, Page No. 93, Book No. LSDE: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2013 described above; and heir Guadalupe Juatas-Torres hereby waive rights, interest Peteros-Phua. XLV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Cleto L. Evangelista. and participation in the above-described property in favor of their LSDE: Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2013 NENITA APAREJOx- - - - - - - - - -- x Republic of the children; per Doc. No. 2135, Page No. 36, Book No. 65, Series of VALIDA SUMMONS DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente G. Rudas. Philippines Brgy. Balocawehay, LSDE: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2013 (By Publication) ABSOLUTE SALE REGIONAL TRIAL Abuyog, Leyte NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Jose M. Asturias To: NELSON APAREJO COURT General and/or Local Civil AGNAEL APAREJO Republic of the extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a one-half Brgy. Balocawehay, Branch 10 Registrar of Kawayan, Biliran Brgy. Balocawehay, Philippines (1/2) conjugal share of a parcel of land situated at Brgy. Sagkahan, Abuyog, Leyte to correct the family name of Abuyog, Leyte Eighth Judicial Region Tacloban City, Lot 2681-A, Psd-132049, containing an area of 1,210 REGIONAL TRIAL DAVID APAREJO Evejanmar from LEQUIRON PACIFICO APAREJO square meters, more or less, covered by T.C.T. No. T-7498. A Deed Abuyog, Leyte Brgy. Balocawehay, COURT to CULIBRA. And to issue a Brgy. Balocawehay, of Sale was executed in favor of Ma. Concepcion Asturias-Lloren HEIRS OF MARIA Abuyog, Leyte Eighth Judicial Region corrected Certificate of Live Abuyog, Leyte as vendee for the above-described property to include the conjugal MARILOU APAREJO APAREJO Represented Branch 16 Birth bearing the true and corCERIACO APAREJO JR share of Pricilla B. Asturias; per Doc. No. 253, Page No. 52, Book Brgy. Balocawehay, by CANDELARIA rect family name of EvejanNo. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Eric T. de Veyra. Brgy. Balocawehay, Naval, Biliran Abuyog, Leyte LSDE: Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2013 CONSAD ACASO mar which is CULIBRA; Abuyog, Leyte IN RE: PETITION FOR THE CANCELLATION AND CORRECTION OF THE ENTRIES IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF EVEJANMAR CULIBRA LEQUIRON EPHA ESPISA CULIBRA Petitioner -versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF KAWAYAN, BILIRAN and the Civil Registrar General, NSO, Respondent SP. PROC. No. P-117 x- - - - - - - - -x ORDER

A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner, thru counsel, praying that after due proceedings, an order be entered: 1. X x x x x x x x x x x xx; 2. DIRECTING and ordering the Civil Registrar General and/or Local Civil Registrar of Kawayan, Biliran to cancel the entry of in the Certificate of Live Birth of petitioner’s son Evejanmar C. Lequiron more particularly the entry for Date and Place of Marriage of parents; 3. DIRECTING and ordering the Civil Registrar

4. DIRECTING and ordering the Civil Registrar General and/or Local Civil Registrar of Kawayan, Biliran to effectively inform or furnish the National Statistics Office of the corrected Certificate of Live Birth of the son of the petitioner; Finding the petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing be set on OCTOBER 3, 2013 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date and time all interested person may appear and show cause, if any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation duly authorized by this Court after a raffle had been conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court. Furnish copies of this Order and the petition to the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Civil Registrar General, the Provincial Prosecutor, Naval, Biliran Province, the petitioner and counsel as well. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 13th day of August 2013 at Naval Biliran, Philippines.

(Sgd.) BIENVENIDO M. MONTALLA Executive Judge

LSDE: Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 2013

and/or RAYMUNDO CONSAD JR. Plaintiffs, -versusHEIRS OF ERNESTO APAREJO namely: Nelson, David and Marilou Aparejo for the late Pablo Aparejo, Alicia Aparejo and Diosdada Aparejo, HEIRS OF SERAPIA APAREJOCANALES namely: Maberto A. Canales, Mario A. Canales, Myrna A. Canales, Marilyn A. Canales for the late Celedonio Aparejo-Canales, Mercedes A. Canales, Mersa A. Canales, Mardy A. Canales & Marivic A. Canales for the late Victoriano AparejoCanales, Wenceslao A. Canales & Letecia A. Canales, HEIRS OF CERIACO APAREJO namely Pedro Aparejo, Nenita Aparejo Valida, Agnael Aparejo, Pacifico Aparejo, Ceriaco Aparejo Jr., Planita Aparejo-Panjon & Estrelia AparejoRamerez Defendants, CIVIL CASE No. 619 For: Partition

ALICIA APAREJO Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte DIOSDADA APAREJO Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MABERTO A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MARIO A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MYRNA A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MARILYN A.CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MERCEDES A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MERSA A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MARDY A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte MARIVIC A. CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte WENCESLAO APAREJO CANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte LETECIA APAREJOCANALES Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte PEDRO APAREJO Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte

PLANITA APAREJO PANJON Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte ESTRELIA APAREJORAMEREZ Brgy. Balocawehay, Abuyog, Leyte G R E E T I N G S: You are hereby required within fifteen (15) days after service of this summons upon you to file with this Court and serve on plaintiffs your answer to the Amended Complaint, copy of which is hereto attached with annexes. You are reminded of the provision in the IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002, to observe restraint in filing a Motion to Dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof, as defense in the answer. If you fail to answer within the time fixed, the Amended Complaint will take judgment by default and may be granted the relief applied for in the Amended Complaint. WITNESS my hand under the seal of this Court, this 5th day of September 2013, at Abuyog, Leyte.

(Sgd.) ATTY. ISAGANI S. ESPADA Clerk of Court VI

LSDE: Sept. 16, 23 & 30, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Maximo C. Rivera extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a personal property, Cash Deposit with LandBank of the Philippines, Catbalogan Branch, in the amount of P216,144.18 and Real Properties located at Brgy. Salug, Catbalogan, Samar more described as: Land covered by Tax Dec. No. 01-0001-00084, PIN 229-01-0001-03, assessed value of P41,400 and Building covered by Tax Dec. No. 010001-00085, PIN 229-01-0001-03 003-1001, with an area of 120.16 square meters, assessed value of 29,450.00, per Doc. No. 49, Page No. II, Book No. I, Series of 2012 of Noatry Public Katrina R. Castillo. LSDE: Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ireneo Rubin located at Brgy. Cambula, Dulag, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 9705, covered by Tax Dec. No. 11672. That heir Eufrocina R. Monte de Ramos hereby waive and quitclaim any rights or interest over the above-described property; in favor of co-heir Lydia Ruben-Martenson; per Doc. No. 54, Page No. II, Book No. XXV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ryan M. Oledan. LSDE: Sept. 2, 9 & 16, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Severo Balleta Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, located at Brgy. Cawayan, Catarman, Northern Samar, covered by O.C.T. No. 11094, Lot No. 1644, Pls-857-D, containing an area of 33,848 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Gem Michael Gelera Clutario as vendee for the above-described property with all the improvements existing thereon, per Doc. No. 2045, Page No. 250, Book No. XXIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Guido A. Lavin, Jr. LSDE: Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gabino A. Velasquez, Jr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a 2 parcels of conjugal land both situated at Brgy. Haguikhikan, Naval, Leyte; Parcel 1, bearing Tax Dec. No. 00128, Survey No. 3124-P, with an area of 7.7502 hectares, with assessed value of P85,140.00 and Parcel 2, covered by Tax Dec. No. 00132, with an area of 2.4372 hectares, with an assessed value of P34,660.00; per Doc. No. 108, Page No. 22, Book No. XII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Meljohn B. dela Peña. LSDE: Sept. 9, 16 & 23, 2013


Monday, 16 September 2013

Forced evac ordinance now with mayor’s office TACLOBAN CITY – Those who have complaints or protesting against the passage of the forced evacuation ordinance in the city of Tacloban which he authored should now address it to Mayor Alfred Romualdez as the ball is now on his hand if he will sign the ordinance or veto it. Councilor Jerry Uy, author of said ordinance, said that since they at the city council had already approved and passed it in the third and final reading, their duty is already done and it is now time for the city mayor to do his part, which is to sign the ordinance. Said ordinance is supported by the Of-

fice of Civil Defense as it aims to save lives during times of calamities and disaster. The problem which the ordinance is facing right now is if it will be approved by the city

mayor or if it will be vetoed just like what he did in other ordinance authored by members of the city council who are from the opposition bloc in the previous composition of the city council. “It is nothing for me if he will approve it or veto it, because I already did my part as legisla-

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DOST-Samar provides assistance to SMEs in Samar’s first district

TACLOBAN CITY – The provincial office in Samar of the Department of Science and Technology reported that they had already issued almost P5 million for small and medium enterprises in the first district of Samar. The bulk of this amount went to increase on productivity of aquafarm for bangus-prawn mudcrab poly culture through Technology Application and Promotion Institute (TAPI) venture financing, according to DOST Samar provincial director Roselia Gopo.

tor of this city, and this ordinance will help our constituents to save their life during times of calamity,” Uy explained. He added that the ordinance was not intended for informal settlers but to all people in Tacloban that are residing in danger prone areas no matter what are their life status. He added that the concern from the caused-oriented group was also considered by members of the city council but they can’t take the word “force evacuation” as it is necessary. (ROEL T AMAZO-

The aqua-farms that benefited assistance from the DOST-Samar office are West ERM Aqua Farm (P424, 015.98), Danny Aqua Farm (P486, 412.00), Raul Aqua Farm (P247, 100.00), SP Mica Aqua Farm (P312, 068.36), Gera Piscara (P628, 275), and Joel Jaropoop Aqua Farm (P374, 000), all are located in Sta. Margarita. Other part of the amount went to core funding for technology acquisition, packaging and label design technology training for Eden cakes and goodies (P245, 000), KC Agri Food (P380,000), Calbayog Fresh Tinapa and Marine Products (P125,000), Common Service Facility for Productions of Root Crop-based food item (P165,000) and Rosario’s Kitchen (P500,600) all from Calbayog city; and Jimenez Bakeshop (P320,000) from Gandara. Gopo added that they also installed automated rain gauges in North West Samar State Univer-

sity and Gandara Bridge along a Water Level Monitoring System and also one in a bridge located in San Jorge town. (ROEL T AMAZONA)

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And So It Begins

As with all beginnings, I guess we should start getting acquainted. Welcome! Thanks for reading beyond the first two lines of the column. First off, what is a geek anyway? Searching for definitions via google come up with interesting results, one of them defining a geek as “a carnival performer who performs wild or disgusting acts”. Nope. I’ve never performed in a carnival. So let’s move on to the second definition, which defines a geek as “ knowledgeable and obsessive enthusiast”. Right on the money. While I would consider myself as an enthusiast, I wouldn’t dare say I am knowledgeable. I may know a thing or two, but fact of the matter is, the choice in the end really falls unto you. So what are you going to find on this area of the paper, you ask? Well, as the tagline suggests, I’ll be writing about experiences around gadgets, gaming and anything else in between.

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