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DOTC implements P70.5-M major projects for Maasin Airport BY SARWELL Q. MENIANO

DOTC area manager

three months ago.

TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) for Regions 6 and 8 Dante Last year the governis currently implementing development projects for Maasin Airport in a bid to accommo- Lulu said two major proj- ment embarked on a ects are now ongoing for P43.4 million construcdate commercial flights before 2016.

Maasin Airport with a combined cost of P70.5 million. “We are developing Maasin Airport not just for general aviation but for passenger aircraft. This used to be an airstrip and now we are slowly improving the facility. The national government will not pour out funds if this is not viable,” Lulu said. On January this year, the DOTC awarded a P12.92 million runway extension project to Montaño Construction and Development Corporation based in Dipolog City. A P57.58 million construction of passenger terminal building , drainage system, site development and concreting House independent minority bloc leader and Leyte (1st dist) Rep.Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez (left) apron and ramp was also warmly welcome Matthew Cenzer (right) the new deputy political counselor of United States Embassy during a courtesy call at Rep. Romualdez’s office at the House of Representatives .Looking on is Rep. Romualdez’s awarded to the same firm new chief of staff Rachell Rodeles-Santiago (center).


Police face blank wall in probe of killing of Inopacan barangay chair WEATHER

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TACLOBAN CITYPolice operatives are still facing a blank wall over the killing of a barangay chairman in Inopacan town in Leyte last Monday morning. The victim, Celso Malanquis, barangay chairman of Conalong, was

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shot at the head by a lone assassin while buying animal feeds in a store located in Barangay Taontaon. “We cannot just say yet what the motive on the killing of Malanquis was, though we are eyeing political motive or it could be drug-related,” PO1 Rolly Estelirina of the Inopacan police station said in a phone interview. Speaking through his

personal assistant Diosdado Siao, Mayor Silvestre Lumarda, asked the police to hasten their investigation. “We were shock on his killing. Our town is peaceful,” Siao said, adding that the victim was a close political supporter of the mayor. The incident took place at 11:30 a.m. last Sept.23. The killer, together with a companion to page 2

tion of runway strip and runway subgrade extension. “We are also flattening a hill on the approach to the runway to facilitate the building of other structures,” Lulu added. Apron and taxiway were completed last year. It is designed to for the parking of two Fokker aircrafts. Currently, the airport in Barangay Pananawan has 1,200 meters long runway. The P12.92 million project seeks to concrete an additional 195 meters with a width of 30 meters. The airport does not service commercial flights although the Southeast Asian Airlines expressed its interest to launch Manila-Maasin or Cebu-Maasin route.

DSWD to implement Anti-EPAl campaign

TACLOBAN CITY - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will implement the “Bawal ang Epal Dito” (BAED) campaign in the forthcoming barangay elections in October, according to Michele Calzado, information officer/social marketing officer of Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of DSWD. She said that DSWD will work with the Commission on Election (Comelec) and the Department of the Interior

and Local Government (DILG) to implement BAED. The barangay elections will be on October 28, 2013. Calzado added that the campaign will specifically target the beneficiaries of Pantawid, making sure that the program is not used by candidates, especially incumbent officials running for re-election. DSWD is strengthening the BAED campaign especially with the reports of incidence to page 3


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PRO8 to impose 45-day poll gun ban effective Sept. 28

CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – The Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) will impose a 45-day gun ban throughout the region in relation with the forthcoming Barangay elections on October 28. PCSupt. Elmer R. Soria informed that the implementation of the firearms ban will start on Saturday, September 28 up to November 12 or 30 days before and 15 days after the elections. “With the gun ban, all permits to carry firearms outside residence issued by the Philippine National Police to civilian gun owners are suspended, meaning, licensed gun holders with PTCFOR are prohibited from bring their fire-

arms outside their homes,” the police official said. Exempted from the ban are regular members or officers of the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other law enforcement agencies of the government in proper uniform that are duly deputized in writing by the Comelec. Soria ordered the setting up checkpoints in strategic places to strictly impose the gun ban during the election period and for police chiefs to closely coordinate with the Commission on Elections and their counterparts in the Armed Forces of the Philippines on the matter. The police official further informed that based on the Comelec Resolution

No. 9735, all gun ban exemptions issued in connection with the last May 13 national and local elections shall be recognized as valid for purposes of the barangay and SK elections. The gun ban will be implemented through the conduct of checkpoint operations in strategic places, operation bakal/sita, implementation of search warrants, police response and intelligence-driven operations, Soria added. During the 6-month gun ban in connection with the May 2013 midterm elections, the PRO8 had arrested 186 violators wherein majority were civilians at 177 while 3 were members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and 6 security

EMB warns Catbalogan for failure to properly implement ESWM TACLOBAN CITY – The Environmental Management Bureau in the region (EMB-8) has recently issued a warning against the city government of Catbalogan for failing to implement proper solid waste management in the city pursuant to the provisions of RA 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) Act of 2000. RA 9003 mandates solid waste management as a primary responsibility of LGUs. Local officials should ensure the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through best practices in ecological

waste management, excluding incineration. EMB-8 solid waste management regional coordinator Maribel Munsayac revealed in a recent weekly press conference that her office has written the office of City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan, demanding, among others, the full implementation of their solid waste management plan. It was learned that officials and staff of the EMB-8 including some visitors from the central office, while travelling to the northern part of Samar province, observed the improper waste disposal of the city. “We saw garbage disposed alongside the high-

way, which emits foul odor and proved to be an eyesore to the travelling public,” Munsayac said. In the letter, it was mentioned that with Catbalogan as a main highway towards various points in Samar Island, this improper waste disposal is detrimental to the tourism promotion efforts being done by the government for its neighboring towns. It was learned that the EMB-8 has urged the city mayor for a dialogue to update the office of their solid waste management plan while they assured technical assistance should the city government needs it. The EMB-8 had been extending technical assis-

guards. Of the figure, 22 violators were arrested in checkpoint operations, 106 during police responses, 19 during the implementation of search warrants, 7 during the service of arrest warrants and 32 during the conduct of focused police operations. Meanwhile, of the 155 firearms confiscated, 58 were high-powered and 97 were low-powered, and 151 criminal charges were filed in different courts throughout the region. Authorities also seized 16 hand grenades, 54 other explosives, 5 firearm replicas, 67 bladed weapons and 1200 rounds of different ammunition.

tance to the LGUs so that they can fully comply with the requirements of said law. When reached for comments regarding this issued letter, Mayor Tan politely refused to comment, saying she has yet to have a dialogue with EMB-8 Regional Director Letecia Maceda. The dialogue is expected to occur soon. Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000 provides the legal framework for the country’s systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program that ensure protection of public health and the environment. It seeks the creation of mechanisms and incentives to pursue an effective solid waste management at the local government levels. (AHLETTE C. REYES)


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waiting in a motorcycle, sped towards the city of Baybay, also in Leyte. The 48-year old Malanquis, who died on the spot, was also the president of the Association of Barangay Chairman in Inopacan, making him an ex-officio member of the town council. He was serving his third and last term as a barangay chairman of Conalong, about six kms away from the town proper of Inopacan. A lone empty shell of 40 Caliber was recovered by the members of the scene of the crime operatives (SOCO) at the crime scene. Inspector Romuel Nacar, spokesperson of the regional Philippine National Police, said that Police

Regional Director Chief Supt. Elmer Soria, has directed both the municipal and provincial police to speed up their investigation on the killing of Malanquis. “Although there were witnesses, the identities of the perpetrators, particularly the assailant, has yet to be established,” Nacar said. He said that the suspect or suspects could not be from the town of Inopacan, 138 southwest of the regional capital of Tacloban. But based on the account of the witnesses, the triggerman was of medium built and in his late 40s while his to page 7


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Leyte prov’l government prioritizes Kalanggaman in tourism promotion

TACLOBAN CITY – Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte remains the provincial government’s top priority in its tourism promotion effort under the administration of Leyte Gov. Leopoldo Dominico Petilla. The governor recently toured the island of Kalanggaman to personally see its tourism potential as a prime island destination in the province. Gov. Petilla said the province will continue to support promotional efforts of the local government unit of Palompon, led by Mayor Ramon Oñate, to attract more local and foreign tourists to the area. The governor, however, warned the Palompon LGU to maintain Kalanggaman’s environmental richness and not to disturb its natural surroundings. Increased tourist arrivals to the island had been noticed during the past two years after concerted efforts from the LGU and the provincial government to promote the island. In 2012, the destination was reportedly toured by 1,239 foreigners and 10,751 domestic visitors, according to the Department of Tourism. Last April, around

300 foreign tourists and 80 crewmembers visited the island aboard MV Europa, a cruise ship, and the LGU of Palompon earned P163,000 from their entrance fees. While in May, another cruise ship, MS Bremen of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises of Germany, brought 150 European tourists to Kalanggaman Island after visiting Bohol. As part of the province’s tourism promotion effort, Kalanggaman Island was chosen as pilot area for Local Governance Support Program for Local Economic Development (LGSP-LED). The LGSP-LED program is a collaborative effort between the governments of the Philippines and Canada, funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as conduit. This is an eight-year program that started in 2008 and would end on 2016. Leyte’s LED strategy prioritizes the Northwest Leyte Tourism Corridor. The initial development focus along this corridor are the cities of Ormoc and Baybay, as well as the municipalities of Palompon, Isabel, and Inopacan. (AHLETTE


PESO now opens at NMP TACLOBAN CITYSeafarers from the region could now be assured that they would not be deceived by scrupulous recruiters. This after the opening of the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) right inside at the office of the National Maritime Polytechnic yesterday led by Labor Undersecretary Circiaco Lagunzad and Assistant Sec. Rebecca Caldoza. Lagunzad, speaking in behalf of Labor Sec.Rosalinda Baldoz, said that the putting of the PESO at the NMP was a “milestone in (its) continuing commitment to better public ser-

vice to the maritime industry clients.” “By adopting this PESO program of the government thru the Department of Labor and Employment, such necessary employment facilitation services would provide seafarers faster transition from training to work,” Baldoz said. In a press conference that followed after the inauguration of the PESO, NMP Executive Director Forter Puguon said that they are glad that seafarers coming from the region or those who have trained at the NMP could now seek employment through the PESO located at their office.

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Yaokasin commends city police director

TACLOBAN CITY - The new leadership of Tacloban City Police District was commended by city Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin. In an interview, Yaokasin commended PSSupt. Domingo Cabillan for his efforts in curbing criminalities in the city. One of the first efforts he saw, according to Yaoksain, was the presence of policemen in every corner of the streets in the downtown and market areas. He was informed, according to Yaokasin, that

businessmen in the market area are happy with the way things are going with Cabillan as the new city police director. Another development was the creation of a police outpost of the building that used to be a model house of Gawad Kalinga that was able to get positive reaction from the businessmen because it was near the center of the public market and it became a deterrent of criminalities in the area. It was learned from the vice mayor that Cabillan recalled his po-

“The major work (of the PESO) is to facilitate employment and serve our seafarers. They don’t need to go to Manila to seek for work,” Puguon said. At present, the NMP has about 300 trainees who are all eligible to work as seafarers. The region has about 50,000 seafarers whose contribution to economy is undeniable, says Ricardo Mionda, PESO officer of the NMP. While the regional NMP has no record as how much is the contribution to the economy in Eastern Visayas of the seafarers, it is estimated that their national contribution of dollar remittances to the country is between $2 million to $5

million. The country produces 25 percent of the 1.2 million seafarers all over the world. Mionda said that they are coordinating with legitimate recruitment agencies to ensure that those who will avail their services would not fell victims to illegal recruiters. He also revealed that even before they formally opened the PESO at the NMP, there were already several trainees who have signified their interests to avail their services. It was also learned that aside from seafarers, even those working in cruise ships may also avail the PESO at the NMP. (JOEY A. GABIETA)

licemen because quite a number of them were assigned to VIPs here in the city then assigned them to the field. It can be recalled that the Tacloban PNP was believed to be lacking in personnel thus not doing a satisfactory performance. Another positive development was the resumption of fuel allocation from the city government of Tacloban which allows them to patrol the city, said Yaokasin. The city vice mayor is particularly happy that there is a good relationship between Mayor Al-


from page 1 in the last May 13 midterm elections where the cash conditional transfer (CCT) program was used in partisan politics. In some areas, village residents were asked to fillup Pantawid forms with pictures of President Benigno Aquino III to entice people to side with the said politicians. There were also alleged pronouncements of politicians that they can delist beneficiaries if they will not vote for favored running candidates. “We would like to emphasize that only DSWD

fred Romualdez and Cabillan, aside from the fact that the new city director is a Taclobanon who grew up and studied here in the city and who knows the terrain of Tacloban. It was also learned that in the coming weeks, the city police director will be removed from his designation as officer in charge for he will be a permanent city director of the Tacloban City Police office. The vice mayor considered this as a good development for Tacloban as a whole. (LIZBETH


can delist beneficiaries. We will launch next week the Bawal ang Epal Dito campaign in the region,” Calzado said. The DSWD, Comelec and DILG signed a memorandum of agreement in the central office last week for the implementation of the program. The guidelines of the participating agencies will be out soon. The circular will provide a monitoring mechanism for violations of the campaign, and prosecution of violators and the roles of each partner-agency.




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earing of the reason why 24 year-old Kae Davantes had to untimely and brutally die at the hands of seemingly soulless men makes you literally sick in the stomach. Everyone thought it to have been plotted by a syndicate involved in car napping yet it would turn out to have been authored by petty and amateur crooks, some of whom are barely out of their teens. The first to be sacked of the five that were allegedly involved squealed that it was not premeditated for the victim to be Devantes; neither was it part of the plan to butcher her to death. The plan was to rob her of her belongings pure and simple only that robbing someone of her hard-earned money isn’t pure and simple at all. Things got out of hand when Devantes saw her tormentors’ faces, which got the gang deciding to take her life just like that to do away with any witnesses. That Kae wasn’t subjected to the debilitat-

ing ordeal of rape or other sexual abuse before she was killed doesn’t make her gory death easier. Her death alone is hard as she was too young to depart from this cruel plain. That she had to be stabbed in the neck and not in the abdomen or any other conventional body part makes her death even harder. That her honor and womanhood were spared from being vilified does not make her death easier though; it only does not make it hardest. The grief of those whom Kae left behind is surely unexplainable to those lucky enough not to have experienced the sorrow of losing a loved one to the hands of a heartless criminal. That grief is, to be sure, not lessened just because those responsible are slowly being brought to justice. While so, it nevertheless fortifies our faith that no matter how seemingly elusive it has become, justice is still a force to reckon with.

Nothing new, actually The latest about cleanliness in Tacloban highly urbanized city is the result of what had happened after the sanitation campaigns separately conducted by the HUC government and the Leyte Metropolitan Water District. No, don’t attribute those campaigns to the persistent calls made by QN. It’s been due to the people themselves who have been earnestly complaining about what they were getting and receiving or what they had been complaining about to their own neighbors, or friends. QN is only an instrument. Others see QN is a sort of a “department of last appeal” (or “resort”). Still there are those who consider QN just as a place where they want to share their thoughts or ideas while actually not complaining or proposing anything. Well, the latest is that the campaigns, to some HUC observers, already stopped.

A few had told QN that the stop occurred right where the sampled locus of complaints were looked into. Maybe yes, and maybe no. All depended on where action had taken place, or who had taken note of them. QN’s last statement on the matter before any action substantially took place was a recognition of the efforts of those concerned who had responded accordingly. It was a big thank-you, in behalf of Taclobanons

But as more others believe, probably in keeping with the exhortation from President Noynoy Aquino that every Filipino must do his or her share of the country’s problems – or, problems in the local scene, vigilance must continue. Everyone must not stop. It doesn’t mean that after clapping one’s hands to an appreciable accomplishment, we should already stop talking, or grumbling. For it must not miss our eyes that more

intelligent citizens keep saying that problems and responses to problems are just part of a continuing change, and as such, we must always dare to innovate, because innovation is also a constant process that goes with every change. Once, the world was thought of to be flat, and that the sky above us is the only sky around, thoughts that remained for long, long years, even aeons of times, until these were shattered as mere myths. For even when we thought that being in the torrid zone, or near the equatorial line, the Philippines can have no natural ice formation, many places in our own country had already experienced rains of ice – hail to some. So, what’s the latest? At least one connected household refused to have the PUBLIC CANAL underneath their connected houses

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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Updates on Filipino Researchers R&D contributions Part II - From DOST (Continued)

With its S & T workers on the move (unmindful of their suspended fringe benefits under the Magna Carta of S & T personnel), DOST has worked in tandem with the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) researchers based in the University of the Philippines. Meanwhile, the Southeast Asia Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) located in Tigbauan, Iloilo province, continues to do

its part by contributing their researchers R & D results by harnessing the potentials of our marine resources. Both DOST and SEAFDEC share the following R & D outputs, thus: 3. Genomics Research on Sugarcane - This research, funded by the DOST and being undertaken by UPD researchers is designed to help “. . . 62,000 Filipino sugarcane farmers all over the coun-

try to increase their yield and boost productivity.” The genomics team of researchers are ably inspired with their newly acquired laboratory facilities, including the DNA Sequencing Core Facility and the Bioinformatics Core Facility. Both facilities are designed as computing facilities to analyze large data from the DNA sequencing facility. The end results is “to produce sugarcane varieties with high sucrose or sugar content, fungal resistance, high tillering and rationing capabilities.” Further, genomics workers “aim to bring down the breeding cycle of sugarcane from seven years, using traditional breeding techniques, to just two years. This is

Theme, conflict, and mood

The theme is the central idea, truth, or principle embedded in a narrative. This is oftentimes regarded as lesson or moral of the story. Seasoned readers can easily identify it based on how the author intended it to be. To develop the theme, the writer simply needs to have a theme figured out clearly in mind, and then build the story around it. For example, a writer may have this theme in mind: “Drunkenness can devastate a person’s life.” Out of this, he can write a story about a man who, in his drunken state, stabbed his friend to death. In his way home, he was bumped by a car and was left for dead on the road. In whatever literary form there is, the theme is always present. This, however, should not be confused with the title, or “name” of the piece, because they are two different things. Don’t expect as well that this theme is expressed by the title as it’s not always the case though, sometimes, it is. As a matter of fact, writing gets easier when

you are guided by a definite theme in mind. You don’t go out of topic; you don’t get lost along the way but gains control of your work necessary for its completion. Conflict. This is the element that provides the story with thrill, suspense, and excitement, which are essential ingredients to make a story interesting. Without this, a story would be so boring and inappropriate to read. Conflict could external or internal, external when the opposition is between man against another man, against nature, against supernatural calamities, or against paranormal beings; internal when it’s between man against himself represented by a weakness, a tendency, or self-hatred. Developing the conflict requires a careful consideration of the reading audience. You see, conflict could vary in intensity. Conflict in stories for children should be suited to the children’s grasp, level, and acceptance. Brutal conflicts resulting in traumatic deaths should not be used so as not to shock them. See

to it that the conflict you introduce is fit for the kind of reading audience you have. As you introduce this conflict, it is not also wise to do it once and for all, as though it were a package. Try to do it bit by bit to sustain and build up suspense. If you will bare it at once, you will lose your readers because they will have nothing more to discover— you have given it all to them. Why else should they read, then? So, try to handle the conflict in such a way that a reader would read eagerly up to the end. If possible, make him crave for more by employing an open ending. Mood or atmosphere. This element refers to the spirit prevalent in the story, evident when a story appears gloomy, scary, sad, threatening, funny, and the like. This is achieved by enhancing local color, and by showing things that suggest such feelings. The writer can decide how he would like his readers to feel as they look at the story. The feelings they will develop could be the result of the chosen atmosphere by the author. Literary devices. These ingredients grouped into so-called literary devices are techniques or tools used to advance the story. Most commonly, they include dialogue, monologue, flashback, slapstick, and foreshadowing.

made possible via a method called marker-assisted selection which involves the identification of desirable traits in plants at the early stage of the breeding cycle.” The latter method involves the “study of all the genes in the organisms and how these genesinteract mong themselves and the environment. Also, the PGC researchers is venturing into identifying markers for bunchy top virus-resistant abaca, drought-resistant eggplant, bananas and other agricultural crops. This writer has special support to the PGC’s work on both the sugarcane and the abaca via marker assisted breeding using the application methods of genomics. For a couple of years now, he was able to negotiate funding from DOST/PSTC 8 to improve the production of sugarcane and its derivative valueadded products in Barangay Arado, Municipality A story should not all be narration; there are times when characters must be made to talk and interact among themselves instead of narrating what they say. When a character is alone yet his thoughts need to be known to readers, let him do monologue or soliloquy. To let the readers know about past events, use flashback. To create a hilariously funny scene, use slapstick. To suggest to them something bad is going to happen to certain characters, apply foreshadowing. To write a short story, a writer should first have a clear grasp of the material he intends to write, particularly its flow of events. He should also be able to vividly imagine the characters— how they look, talk, act, behave, feel, and relate to one another. Their roles in the story should be clearly defined and figured out. The writer should have a clear plan on how to introduce these characters as suggested above. From among these characters, too, he should choose one whom he can use for his point of view. This character should be highly qualified for the purpose, like one who is so attached to the story, so knowledgeable about it, and lives on up to the end. After deciding what point of view to use, the writer may proceed to writing the story, making sure that the elements above are fully developed, arranged and interwoven to create a beautiful tale.

Leyte Samar Daily Express of Burauen. The project, undertaken in collaboration with the Eastern Visayas State University-Burauen Campus Administration, has however been moving in a snail-pace, barely putting up an infra-structure in the Brgy sans the muchneeded equipment, utensils, etc. Once the said project gets the necessary R & D technology assistance, sugarcane could easily be the rightful source of the ONETOWN-ONE-PRODUCT or (OTOP) for the Municipality of Burauen, instead! Likewise, is the concern of this writer on the disastrous effect of the bunchytop viral infestation of the erstwhile viable product of Leyte and more specifically of Burauen Town! The personal concern on the viral infestation has brought this writer to the Visayas State University Main Campus and a serious talk with the Head of the Abaca Research Unit headed by a fellow


Young Scientist awardee Dr. RUBEN GAPASIN. Accordingly, the infestation being viral, they have now tried to cross-breed the ‘natural’ abaca plant with a another banana variety locally called “Pakol”. It appears that fiber produced by the cross-bred initially shows it being “bunchy-top” viral infestation resistant and has better quality of fiber extract! Premature these findings may be, but are worth validating. In Burauen, Pakol banana plants used to be the dominant cover vegetation in the old US Army Landing Field until the are area was transformed into an agricultural land later. ooo000ooo NEXT TOPIC : “Updates of Filipino Researchers R & D Contributions” Part III – From SEAFDEC SHARE S & T THOUGHTS through EMail: drpacjr@yahoo. com.

September 26, 2013 – Thursday of the 25th Week Sts. Cosmas and Damian, martyrs Hag 1:1-8; Ps 149; Lk 9:7-9

HEROD’S OPINION OF JESUS Herod the tetrach heard about all that Jesus was doing, and he was greatly perplexed because some were saying: “John has been raised from the dead”: others were saying, “Elijah has appeared”; still others, “one of the ancient prophets has arisen.” But Herod said, “John I beheaded. Who then is this about whom I hear such things?” And he kept trying to see him.

SCARCITY MENTALITY! It is more blessed to give than to receive, because we make a living by what we give, but we make a life by what we give; I mean, “life in God”. There are a lot of people who give to God and give his people generously. But there are also people who are very stingy. They may give the Lord credit, but are reluctant to give him cash! Prophet Haggai found his people to be so. He found that those who had material means refused to contribute to the building of the temple. He felt that they were more concerned with their own comfort than providing a suitable place for the worship of the Lord. So he told them: “Consider how you fared” (Hag 1:5). It raises a question for us: How willing are we to give to the church, which is body of Christ who has replaced the temple for us today? Have we got into a mindset that normally tells us: “There is not enough money and food for everyone; so better make sure that I save enough for myself, for emergency!” This is a scarcity mentality. It involves hoarding whatever we have, fearful that we won’t have enough to survive. The tragedy, however, is that what we cling to, ends up rotting in our hands. (His Word for Today by Vima Dasan, SJ, published by Paulines. Visit us at or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City, Tel.#321-31-95) Sower’s Seeds: “The law of mortification extends to the whole of one’s being: mind, heart, will, imagination, eyes, touch, tongue, memory and all our passions. To discipline oneself wisely will result in immense good. The Teacher, the Divine Master, said: “If anyone wants to follow me, let him deny himself, take up his cross and follow me.” –Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family



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CARPER LAD Form No. 45 (Revised CARP-LAD Form No. 22)

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM Region 08 Province of Northern Samar Municipality of Catubig


September 19, 2013 Date Angel Ultra, Sr. c/o Evelyn U. Aldeosa Brgy. 1 Pob., Catubig, N. Samar Sir/Madam:

Please be informed that the landholding described as follows: OCT/TCT No./s : 0(1416)-1199 TD No./s : 05 02921, 05 02922, 05 02923 Lot No. : 4638 Approved Survey No./s : Pls - 24 Area per OCT/TCT/TD No. (has.) : 12.0557 Location : (Municipality, Barangay) : Catubig, Sulitan has been placed under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) per: x Notice of Coverage (CARPER LAD Form No. 3) served to the LO/published on December 21, 2012

Acceptance Letter (CARPER LAD Form No. 20) of the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) (CARPER LAD Form No. 18), served to the LO/published on___________

Tacloban City Councilor Cristina Romualdez representing Mayor Alfred Romualdez together with the Social Security System (SSS) officials launches the AlkanSSSya Program with Paraiso pedicab drivers and tanods in a simple ribbon cutting rites at Barangay 83 Paraiso, San Jose last September 24, 2013. SSS Alkansya micro saving program installs piggybanks in the form of unit boxes in various barangay for informal sector members to practice a daily saving of at least P11 per day to raise the P312 SSS monthly member due. Members of said program will get the same benefits an SSS member got. (Photos by: Timothy Canes / Gay B. Gaspay-TISAT)

In this connection, may we invite you or your authorized representative to participate in the field investigation to be conducted on October 4, 2013 at 9:00 A.M. (indicate time). Your failure to participate in the field investigation shall be a waiver on your part to question the findings thereof. We anticipate your full cooperation and support. Thank you. Very truly yours, (Sgd.) NIDA O. ABELIDO Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Juan Orias extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 2 parcels of land, 1st Parcel, situated at Brgy. Abuyogay, Abuyog, Leyte, with O.C.T. No. P-6800, Lot 2237, containing an area of 21,521 square meters; Parcel 2, situated at Brgy. Bunga, Abuyog, Leyte, with O.C.T. Title No. P-5291, Lot 1735, containing an area of 21,120 square meters and heirs hereby waive, renounce, relinquish and forever claim their rights, title and participation over the whole lot of Parcel 1, Lot 2237, P-6800 in favor of Teodora Orias Montilla and a portion of Parcel 2 Lot 1735, with an area of 14,131 square meters, infavor of Teodora Orias Montilla and also the remaining portion of Lot 1735, P-5291 with an area of 6,807 square meters in favor of Heirs of Crescencia Orias Napoles; per Doc. No. 381, Page No. 76, Book No. LXXIV, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin Y. Chua. LSDE: September 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2013

CARPER LAD Form No. 45 (Revised CARP-LAD Form No. 22)

CARPER LAD Form No. 45 (Revised CARP-LAD Form No. 22)

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM Region 08 Province of Northern Samar Municipality of Catubig

Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF AGRARIAN REFORM Region 08 Province of Northern Samar Municipality of Catubig



September 16, 2013 Date Fe Rubenecia Catubig, N. Samar

September 16, 2013 Date Concepcion A. Don Brgy. 2, Pobl. Catubig, N. Samar



Please be informed that the landholding described as follows:

Please be informed that the landholding described as follows:

OCT/TCT No./s : T-1312 TD No./s : 05 03071 Lot No. : 438 Approved Survey No./s : Pls 24 Area per OCT/TCT/TD No. (has.) : 17.4718 has. Location : (Municipality, Barangay) : Catubig, Hibubullao

OCT/TCT No./s : T-1771 TD No./s : 05 02036 Lot No. : 1870 Approved Survey No./s : Pls 2 Area per OCT/TCT/TD No. (has.) : 13.9425 Location : (Municipality, Barangay) : Catubig, Hiparayan

has been placed under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) per:

has been placed under the coverage of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) per:

x Notice of Coverage (CARPER LAD Form No. 3) served to the LO/published on __________________________

x Notice of Coverage (CARPER LAD Form No. 3) served to the LO/published on February 22, 2013.

Acceptance Letter (CARPER LAD Form No. 20) of the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) (CARPER LAD Form No. 18), served to the LO/published on___________

Acceptance Letter (CARPER LAD Form No. 20) of the Voluntary Offer to Sell (VOS) (CARPER LAD Form No. 18), served to the LO/published on___________

In this connection, may we invite you or your authorized representative to participate in the field investigation to be conducted on October 1, 2013 at 6:00 am (indicate time).

In this connection, may we invite you or your authorized representative to participate in the field investigation to be conducted on October 4, 2013 at __________ (indicate time).

Your failure to participate in the field investigation shall be a waiver on your part to question the findings thereof.

Your failure to participate in the field investigation shall be a waiver on your part to question the findings thereof.

We anticipate your full cooperation and support. Thank you.

We anticipate your full cooperation and support. Thank you.

Very truly yours,

Very truly yours,

(Sgd.) NIDA O. ABELIDO Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer

(Sgd.) NIDA O. ABELIDO Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer


Thursday, 26 September 2013 Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BUREAU Office fo the Regional Director Regional Office No. 8 Brgy. Baras, Palo, Leyte Tel. No. (053) 323-2710; 323-2194 and Fax No. (053) 323-4054 June 10, 2013 ECC No.: 08-990707-0048 MAELYN JANE P. QUE Barangay Marasbaras Tacloban City, Leyte Dear Ms. Que:

This pertains to your letter-request which we received on June 6, 2013 for the transfer in to your name, the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) issued on August 3, 1999 to Paolo Beltran for the latter’s Petron Filling Station Project located at Barangay 77, Marasbaras, Tacloban City, Leyte. Please be informed that after evaluation of the documents submitted, this Office has decided to grant the same considering that your request is provided as one of the conditions of the ECC itself. You may proceed with the project implementation after securing all the necessary permits from pertinent government agencies and LGUs concerned. Further, you are advised to strictly comply with all the stipulations cited in the above-mentioned ECC. Consistent thereto, an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) team will conduct regular monitoring inspection to ensure your compliance with the same. Furthermore, any change in the approved proposed operation shall be subjected to the EIA requirements. This letter forms an integral part of the subject ECC, the primary purpose of which is to serve as proof of its transfer. Please be guided accordingly.

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Dadula was arrested from page3 on July 31 of this year. But local elections ascompanion could be in his early 30s and of slim sistant officer Elena Inocente, in a phone interbuilt, Nacar said. Aside from politics, view, said that they could they are also pursuing the not say yet whether the angle of illegal drugs as killing of Malanquis was a possible motive as Ma- politically motivated. “The police are still lanquis was also a witness gathering information as in the arrest of one James Dadula, allegedly an il- to what could have been legal drug pusher in the the reason for his killing. Meantime, we could not town, Nacar said. EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Crisanto T. Balangbang extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a motor vehicle described as: Make: Suzuki Jitney; Motor No.: F6A-5349518; Chassis No.: DA5IT-182813; Plate No.: HVN748; MV File No.: 0760-0000097105; Cert. of Reg.: CR 8242810-2; under Franchise No. VIII-2004-0601 with Validity Feb. 11, 2014; A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Eufemio M. Balangbang as vendee for the above-described motor vehicle; per Doc. No. 344, Page No. 70, Book No. LXXCI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Evangeline L. Esperas. LSDE: September 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Terso Bareja and Eulugia B. Bareja extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of agricultural land, situated in Brgy. Acaban, Culaba, Biliran, under Tax Dec. 00396, containing an area of 11,788 square meters, more or less, assessed value of P14,240.00; and was sold in favor of Sps. Jose Potayre and Yolanie A. Potayre as vendee; per Doc. No. 23, Page No. 5, Book No. XII, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Meljohn de la Peña. LSDE: September 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2013

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say that it has something to do with the forthcoming barangay elections,” Inocente said. It was learned from Inocente that the victim saw her at her office, located just on the ground floor of the town municipal hall, to ask whether the Sangguniang Kabataan elections would push through. In less than 10 minutes after their conversation, she learned that Malanquis was shot dead, Inocente said. After the 2010 barangay elections, Malanquis was shot but survived a slay try. The country is to hold a barangay election on October 28, 2013. (JOEY A. GABIETA/LIZBETH ANN ABELLA)



Approved: LETECIA R. MACEDA OIC, Regional Director

Conforme: MAELYN JANE P. QUE Project Proponent TIN No.: ________ O.R. No.: 6541194 Amt. Paid: Php 300.00 Date: 7/30/13



NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sps. Simeon O. Amor, Sr. and Ponciana A. Amor extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicatedo ver a parcel of land Lot No. 3058-D, Psd-243752 situated at Brgy. Caibaan, Zone 95, Tacloban City, Leyte, containing an area of 300 square meters, more or less and covered by Tax Dec. No. 20928; per Doc. No. 255, Page No. 52, Book No. X, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Asterio A. Villero. LSDE: September 26, Oct. 3 & 10, 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Crisanto T. Balangbang extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a motor vehicle described as: Make/Type: Suzuki Jitney; Motor No.: F6A-5349518; Chassis No.: DA51T-182813; Plate No.: HVN 748; MV File No.: 076000000097105; Cert. of Reg.: CR8242810-2; under Franchise No. VIII2004-0601. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Eufemia M. Balangbang, as vendee; per Doc. No. 344, Page No. 70, Book No. LXXVI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Evangeline L. Esperas. LSDE: September 19, 26 & Oct. 3, 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that Rodrigo M. Inabangan, Jr. heir of late Sps. Rodrigo U. Inabangan Sr. and Benilda M. Inabangan executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of residential house and lot, located at Sawang, Carigara, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08 1100800385, with an area of 190.94 square meters, more or less, Lot No. 10814; per Doc. No. 53, Page No. 12, Book No. XVII, Series of 2012, of Notary Public Atty. Ismael C. Lloren. LSDE: September 12, 19 & 26, 2013

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uncovered and cleaned by the representatives of the Tacloban HUC. The dredging and declogging, some strongly believe, as merely noted (on return visit) by those representatives, did not thoroughly accomplish the HUC government’s principal objective behind the job. Yes, sacks of black dirt were scooped out from the canal under those connected houses, but how could the HUC government be sure that that the scooping was properly done and according to its well-funded plan? Did the HUC government enter those houses and tested the canal by itself? Many doubt. Already those who told QN about the sand in their LMWD-supplied water stopped complaining about the sand. They found ways to make the sand “disappear”. At my inlaw’s home, I just cleaned up last Tuesday evening the tank and other containers outside of the house. There was less sand sedimentation, but still the remaining water before the particulates were removed was dirty. The tank at the back of the house had not yet been cleaned up. I am 100 per cent sure the unwanted dirt inside it is already very thick. I intend to have it cleaned next month. The reason less sand gathered at the front tank is, water from the back of the house is the one released to that on the front. The release is done after leaving for at least 6 hours the water filled into the back tank directly from the LMWD line. That ensures the sand in the LMWD water already settled to the bottom of the back tank. Just the same, though, I boil my drinking water and we don’t use the faucet water to cook our meals.

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Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin talked with his colleagues at the Sanggunian Panglunsod during their pre-session at his office on matters to be discussed during their regular session.LITO A. BAGUNAS A close kin had suggested that probably the sand that probably remained during the last attempts by LMWD to forcibly clean the distribution pipes in the streets of Tacloban as laid out and installed by LMWD many years ago is what goes out of our faucets. I said, I don’t know, LMWD had not cared even for once to inform me about the state of water and LMWD’s pipelines since complaints had been renting the air for a long period of time last year. *** The latest in the Senate public hearing on the pork barrel or priority development assistance fund (PDAF) scam which pinpoints Janet Lim Napoles as mastermind took troubling twists: Senator Teofisto Guingona expressed his disappointment over the official stand taken by resource

person Department of Justice secretary Leila de Lima (who said she could not produce her whistleblower witnesses to the Senate hearing because the Ombudsman law prevents that, but would perhaps yield if the Senate sends her a subpoena and not just an “invitation”, but after the hearing apologized personally to Guingona, which apology the latter “accepted” smilingly); Senate president Franklin Drilon next said he would formally seek the Ombudsman’s advice on the Senate’s need to hear the whistleblowers and Naples; and Guingona once again said he was disappointed with Drilon’s position, insisting that the Senate still wields its own power and authority whereas the Ombudsman is not a branch of government (QN says: the 3 branches being only the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary, with the constitutional

National Maritime Polytechnic Executive Director Forter Puguon met with members of the media after the opening of the Public Employment Service Office inside their office. Among those who attended the press conference was (left) Leyte Samar Daily Express publisher Dalmacio “Massey” Grafil. (LITO A. BAGUNAS)

commissions not being branches and therefore whose authority must always yield to those of the only 3 branches of government) and saying also that the Ombudsman is not in itself a court. Well, with these developments, Sen. Chiz Escudero (who filed the first measure, Senate Resolution No. 193, asking for the total abolition of the PDAF), yielded to an interview last September 24, telling the media his own views. Part of his thoughts for the media were: “Hindi ako sang-ayon, marahil ay pag-uusapan namin yan sa isang caucus. Una sa kasaysayan ng senado hindi naging hadlang ang pagkakaroon ng kaso sa Sandiganbayan man, lalo pa siguro sa Ombudsman, na magpatawag ng testigo. Pangalawa yung sina-cite na batas ni Ombudsman Morales, applicable yon sa Office of the Ombudsman na hindi sila pwedeng magdisclose, hindi naman Office of the Ombudsman ang pinapa-subpoena namin. Pangalawa yung prohibition on disclosure sa Office of the Ombudsman, applicable lamang kapagka meron na silang preliminary investigation at hindi kapagka fact-finding pa lang tulad ng sitwasyon ngayon. Pangatlo walang jurisdiction ang Office of the Ombudsman kay Napoles sa ngayon, ang may jurisdiction sa kanya ay ang husgado at korte dahil nakapiit siya base sa ibang krimen at hindi pa itong pinaka-fact-finding nila sa ngayon.”

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