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More than half of FM’s PDAF poured into Tacloban

BY JOEY A. GABIETA gressional district. lamity assistance, food, Aside from Tacloban, clothing and shelter, T A C L O B A N Leyte’s first district as teachers and barangay CITY -- His being a represented by Romual- trainings, transportatop opposition lead- dez covers the towns of tion, feeding, water and Palo, Babatngon, Tanau- electrification systems er did not deter Leyte an, Alangalang, Santa Fe, to promotion of culture Rep. Ferdinand Mar- San Miguel and Tolosa, and arts. tin “FM” Romualdez hometown of the RoAn amount of P1 from not getting his mualdezes but inciden- million was also set aside fair share of the Pri- tally, the only one which for burial assistance for ority Development was not a recipient of the poor residents of Tacloban. solon’s pork. Assistance Fund Different barangays Romualdez, who is the (PDAF). national president of the of the city were also reIn fact, records from Lakas-Christian Muslim cipients of Romualdez’ the Department of Bud- Democrats (CMD), gave pork barrel, namely, get and Management an allocation of P22.1 Calanipawan’s P500, with release date of March million to Tacloban 000 road rehabilita13,2013 showed that of whose mayor is his cous- tion; Brgy.101’s multiBASEY, Samar– “Arrozcaldo” porridge mixed with malunggay leaves, squash and chick- his P35 million pork barpurpose pavement in, Alfred Romualdez. en was served to children and their parents during the media caravan in Basey durrel, more than half of the (P2 million); Brgy.76 Th e P22.1 million the ing the 3rd anniversary of HiMSOG-8, the media arm of National Nutrition Council-8 amount was poured into (NNC8). HiMSOG-8 stands for Harmonized Initiatives of Media for the Spread of Good pavesolon gave to Tacloban multi-purpose Nutrition in Region 8, was organized by members of the media to help curb malnutrition Tacloban, considered to was intended for various ment (P700,000) and in Eastern Visayas through information education campaign. Inset: Segundina Devota be his main political bai- projects which included Brgy.56 road concreting Dilao, OIC regional nutrition coordinator. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ) liwick in Leyte’s first con- road rehabilitations, buri- (P500,000). And the following al and medical assistance, FLET intensifies monitoring of construction of multi- barangays, also in Tapavements, con- cloban, were also given red tide toxins in Cancabato Bay purpose creting of roads and flood financial assistance from TACLOBAN CITY – collection for water sam- control systems. Romualdez’ pork barrel The Fishery Law Enforce- pling from twice a month Of this amount, P10.6 intended for flood conment Team of Tacloban to twice a week. million is for financial as- trol project: Brgy.95(P2 TACLOBAN CITY – perintendent, said that up- City is intensifying its He added that aside sistance to the city gov- million);Brg y.103(P1 The Samar Island Natural land rice farming activities monitoring for the pres- from the result of water ernment of Tacloban for million);Brgy.44-A(P1.5 Park (SINP) has tagged has been encroaching about ence of red tide toxins in sampling they are also various purposes which million);Brgy.60(P1.5 upland rice farming as one 200 hectares of forestland Cancabato Bay after the waiting for the laboratory range from disaster/cato page 7 of main causes of forest every year. to page 2 water sampling collection degradation in the pro“They keep on looking made last September 10 tected area. for new fertile areas for upAngelito Villanueva, land rice cultivation. Hence, by the monitoring team SINP protected area su- farmers have to cut trees headed by Primo Nalda, to expand farming activi- chief of red tide moniWEATHER ties and planted areas be- toring, turned out to be come idle land for five to 10 positive. years,” Villanueva said. Noel Ligtas, FLET The official tagged up- chief, said the contamiland rice farming as one of nation is still tolerable the major contributors to but they are requesting recent forest degradation in residents of the city to be Samar Island. Mixed clouds and sun with careful in eating shellfish “Government agencies scattered thunderstorms. High 87F. Winds light and variable. have to harmonize pro- that are from the waters of Cancabato Bay. Chance of rain 60%. to page 3 Ligtas added that since House independent minority bloc leader and Leyte (1st dist) Rep.Ferdinand Martin “FM” there is already a positive Romualdez (2nd right) calls their colleagues in the House of Representatives and in the We accept Computer result in the detection Senate to support their proposed Budget Impoundment Act,during a press conference To Plate Printing phase for red tide toxins, with congress media.Also in photo are from left Surigao del Sur Rep.Philip Pichay, AbakaContact Dandee: (053)321-4833 they had shifted their da party-list Rep.Jonathan dela Cruz and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza..

SINP tags upland farming as one cause of forest denudation

photo by Ver S. Noveno


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Stronger AFP-PNP partnership seen in EV CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte – A stronger partnership between the military and the police will benefit the people in Eastern Visayas and will usher in prosperity and progress, the region’s top police official said. “The convergence of efforts between the Philippine National Police and our counterparts in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, together with the active support of other stakeholders, will ensure a peaceful atmosphere and will drive economic development,” said PCSupt. Elmer R. Soria, director of Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8). He added that he will closely coordinate with Brig. Gen. Jet Velarmino, the newly installed commanding general of the 8th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army, in neutralizing the insurgency problem and maintaining the peace and order in the region.

Soria and Velarmino belong to the Philippine Military Academy “Sandigan” class of 1982. “We will be working together to crush terrorist and criminal activities, which undermine peace and stability in Eastern Visayas,” Soria disclosed. The police official also lauded the achievements of Maj. Gen. Gerardo Layug, Velarmino’s predecessor, in addressing the insurgency problem during his 17-month stint as the region’s top military official. “We wish Sir Layug the best on his retirement. With 37 years of dedicated service to our country and the Filipino people, he certainly deserves a grand vacation and relax with his family,” Soria added. It was during Layug’s watch that the province of Eastern Samar was declared as “manageable conflictaffected and developmentready province” on March

25, 2013. Meanwhile, the litmus test for the strengthened AFP-PNP partnership will be the barangay elections next month wherein some 2.6 million voters will select their village leaders. “Just like in the May midterm elections, we will be working closely with the military in various security operations to ensure a peaceful barangay polls,” the police official averred. This joint effort include the establishment of joint AFP-PNP checkpoints, the campaign against loose firearms and neutralization of wanted persons, to include members of the New People’s Army (NPA). The PRO8 and 8th ID PA have also jointly conducted several internal peace and security operations in the past that led to the neutralization of several NPA leaders, including the arrests of Maricar Adlao alias Diwa/Apple, political


and residents not to harvest shellfish to avoid of red tide poisoning incidence. He added that they have three stations in Cancabato Bay where they collected sea water for sampling: Fishermen’s Villages, San Fernando area and Cocacola area.

Although the FLET had already issued statement of presence of red tide toxins in Cancabato Bay, some residents in Tacloban are still harvesting shellfish in Cancabato Bay. Some locals that were asked if they know the presence of red tide in Cancabato said they are aware of it, but they haven’t experience any health problems that would be associated with red tide poisoning since the warning was issued. The presence of red tide toxins in Cancabato Bay occurred after the Bureau of

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result for red tide presence in shellfish meat collected in Cancabato Bay. Once these results arrived they will immediately inform coastal barangays in Tacloban, and advise barangay officials

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DTI to hold services caravan

TACLOBAN CITY-- As part of its campaign, the Department of Trade and Industry- Leyte is going to spearhead a services caravan on September 1920, 2013 at the municipal building in Hilongos, Leyte. The primary objective of the said caravan is to increase the awareness of the people on DTI’s services as well as their awareness on the fair trade laws. According to Araceli Larraga, chief of Consumer Welfare Division (CWD), Fisheries and Aquatic Resources had cleared the waters in Samar province from red tide toxins that affected them for several months. Aside from Cancabato Bay, Matarinao Bay in Eastern Samar is positive in paralytic shellfish poison based on Shellfish Bulletin No. 22 of BFAR that was eleased last September 4, 2013. (ROEL AMAZONA)

DTI will be conducting an online business name registration as part of the event. Online Business Name Registration is DTI’s newest means of registering business names with fewer requirements to be complied. Aside from this, various activities would be done simultaneously: a Local Regional Economic Development-Rapid Economic Appraisal (LRED-REA) focus group discussion; SME Roving Academy wherein menu of trainings will be presented to micro small and medium scale enterprise owners; and Retailers’ Forum, which aims to give retailers some updates on Fair Trade Laws Moreover, DTI will be organizing the Hilongos Business Club and Hilongos Local Price Coordinating Council (HLPCC). “It is important to have a local price coordinating council

in a municipality so that someone will check the prices of the commodities in times of calamities,” Larraga added. The DTI services caravan will start at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 7:00 p.m. on the first day and 5:00 on the second day. (MARY SHARMAINE I. GABORNES, LNU- Intern)


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PCG urges motorboat operators not to overload TACLOBAN CITY— The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has urged operators of motor bancas not to take advantage of the influx of passengers from island villages by overloading their seacrafts. Lt. Junior Grade Paul Gonzales, PCG Tacloban station commander, said several motor boat operators in the island villages of Guiuan in Eastern Samar were discovered to have accommodated more than the actual load capacity, thus endangering the lives of the passengers. “We received complaints from concerned citizens about motor bancas from villages in Homonhon that were overloaded with passengers mostly beneficiaries of 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program) who travel to the mainland to get their cash grants,” Gonzales said. Gonzales added that the PCG detachment in Guiuan has immediately checked on the motor bancas and prevented them from leaving the municipal port with overloaded passengers. Guiuan has islands composed of several villages. Homonhon Island has eight

barangays; Manicani, four; Tubabao, six; and the island villages of Victory and Suluan. Motor boats and light sea crafts were their only modes of transportation. “During scheduled release of 4Ps cash grants, beneficiaries would usually take early morning trips from their respective villages. Since we don’t have personnel in those areas, we could not monitor and control the passengers allowed to go aboard,” Gonzales said. He said some people take small fishing boats converted into passenger boats. “These converted fishing boats do not have permits to ferry passengers, nor are they designed to do so. They also do not have adequate safety gadgets to protect passengers,” Gonzales said. He added the PCG would run after these operators but acknowledged it would be difficult to monitor the entire coast line, including in faraway island villages. Gonzales, meanwhile, enjoined all concerned local chief executives and punong barangays to help them in closely monitor

and prevent overloading of motor boats to avoid mishaps under areas that have no PCG units. “Motor banca operators may take advantage of the influx of passengers such as during fiestas, 4Ps withdrawals and even during the observance of the Christmas season,” Gonzales said. The PCG, which is tasked to implement security and sea safety measures, has limited capacity to cover all the sea ports, particularly the small ones in far-flung areas. “All sea-going crafts should only be carrying passengers and cargoes in accordance with their allowable capacities and the concerned local chief executives, including barangay captains should ensure no overloading takes place to avoid sea accidents,” Gonzales said. If found violating, the PCG will issue a maritime violation report (MVR) to the owners and crew members of the motor boat and will be submitted to the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) for appropriate action. (REYAN L. ARINTO)

DTI-Leytel to ‘push’ for more SSF projects TACLOBAN CITYThe Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Leyte Provincial Office is on their way of producing more Shared Services Facilities (SSF) projects in the province to “enhance the competitiveness of the priority industry clusters through the use of quality and productivity enhancing equipments and to extend priority and market driven industries in support to the National Industry Cluster Enhancement Program (NICCEP),” an official said. In a dialogue, DTILeyte provincial office director Ed Belas said that SSF is a “project under the DTI “BIG PUSH” for SME


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grams. Instead of encouraging people to venture upland farming, they have shit focus to intercropping,” Villanueva added. Department of Agriculture Regional Executive Director Antonio Gerundio said they have been telling farmers not to employ destructive activities in land preparation such as setting fire on for-

Development Program which hopes to address the gaps or bottlenecks in the supply or value chain of priority industry clusters through the provision of processing machines and equipments for the common use of the microenterprises and SMEs within industry clusters all over the country.” Belas added that the said scheme is a Public -Private Partnership initiative which is implemented through a private sector that can offer sustainable amenities to house the machines or equipment in order to assist most number of existing enterprises within the poorest municipalities. Moreover, asked if who

the beneficiaries of SSFs projects are, Belas stated that organizations, associations and non-government organizations are generally the beneficiaries of the SSF project. “Existing peoples organizations, academe, cooperatives, industry associations and NGO’s including existing operations on processing and manufacturing of the 8 priority industries in Leyte are the beneficiaries of the project,” Belas said. Interested and competent cooperators must submit project proposals and requirements to the local DTI Provincial Office to avail of the program. (AL-

est and cutting of trees. “As much as possible, we want to cultivate in a farming environment characterized with 18 degrees slope and not the forestland. Our concentrations are in open areas. This kind of farming is considered as an important program in attaining the goal of rice sufficiency in the region and in the country,” Gerundio said. Upland rice farming was piloted in 500 hectares of upland area in Calbiga, Samar in 2012. The activity

expanded to the towns of San Jose de Buan, Matuguinao, Paranas, Hinabangan and Jiabong in Samar, all located in the central part of the 457,800 protected areas and its buffer zone. This year, Samar has the largest upland environment with 3,798 hectares, followed by Northern Samar with 1,127 hectares of the total validated upland areas, according to DA press release posted last month. The region has 6,286 hectares of upland areas devoted to rice


Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez together with Tomeco chief Salvador Estudillo (left, partly hidden), Rotary Club of Kankabato president Henry Wee Chee and Tacloban Filipino Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. president Jack Uy (right) awards plaques of appreciation to outstanding Tomeco traffic enforcers during its 4th anniversary celebration, Sept 17. (TEXT: HENRY JAMES G. ROCA, PHOTO: ALEX D. ALAMOS, CIO)

Tomeco to reverse flow of traffic in one-way roads TACLOBAN CITY- The Traffic Operations Management Enforcement and Control Office (Tomeco) is planning to reverse the one way roads here in the city. This was disclosed by Tomeco chief Salvador “Buddy” Estudillo during a press briefing in connection with the agency’s fourth year anniversary. The reversal of the one way roads in the city is part of Tomeco’s effort to decongest traffic especially during rush hours, Estudillo said. According to Estudillo, this proposal was already

endorsed by the City Hall as they have finished a public hearing attended by barangay officials affected by this new scheme. The Tomeco chief said that transport operators also expressed their support on this scheme. Estudillo said the planned lane reversal would be of big help to decongest traffic especially during rush hours. Areas where the reverse traffic flow would be implemented are in Burgos, Zamora and Gomez streets as well in Quezon

Boulevard. “Those are the innovations we are planning and we are hoping that by the month of October we will have our dry run” Estudillo said. Estudillo, speaking before local media, said that when this plan becomes affective they will submit a proposal to the Sanguniang Panglusod to amend the existing traffic ordinance of the city to fully implement the reversal of one way roads here in Tacloban. (LIZBETH ANN ABELLA)

Landbank offers financial support to EV farmers TACOBAN CITY Landbank’s operating unit, Tacloban Lending Center, offers financial assistance to the individual members of irrigators association under the operations of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). The partnership was initiated by the Department of Agriculture (DA) 8 to give consideration to farmers who act as major players

in rice production. Also, it is a component of the DA’s Food Staples Sufficiency Program. Through Sikat Saka, individual farmers can borrow money for their farming needs such as equipment and labor expenses. Unlike usual financial transactions with cooperatives, farmers can right away get money they need through their individual ATM accounts is-

sued by the Landbank. Registered farmers could avail of a loan limit of P41,000 to P205,000 and P50,000 to P250,000 for inbred and hybrid rice planters, respectively. Meanwhile, Sikat Saka coordination seminars are being implemented in Julita, Burauen, Dagami, Abuyog, Javier, and Ormoc, all in Leyte. (ELAINE FAYE M.

planting. The farm department is expecting an additional yield of 9,055 metric tons from upland rice planting in Eastern Visayas. The SINP office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources estimated that 60% of forest destruction every year in the protected area is caused by upland farming. In 1952, 86% of Samar’s

land area was classified as virgin forest. It’s cover was reduced to 45% in 1978 and only 10% in 1987. “Samar Island’s forestland shrunk to only 318,348 hectares in 2001 from 425,200 hectares in 1987, or an average annual forest cover loss of 7,632 hectares,” Villanueva said. Logging and mining operations in the island has buoyed opening and access

to remote forestland for human settlement, farming and other uses. In February 1996, the national government declared an area of 360,000 hectares as the Samar Island Forest Reserve, which stopped logging operations. However, forest destruction continues due to farming, timber poaching and mining.





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Iconic case


50,000 pages of documents, a queen, 8 lawmakers and 27 other individuals, P581-M in kickbacks, 6 allegedly bogus non-government organizations and 4 suspicious government-owned and –controlled corporations. These are figures, personal and numerical, that are involved in the highly publicized P10-billion pork barrel scam at least for now. The National Bureau of Investigation is finally set, as it is authorized by the Dept. of Justice through Sec. Leila de Lima, to file the appropriate charges against the suspects such as the non-bailable plunder suit and for malversation of public funds before the Ombudsman. This, according to Sec. De Lima, is just the “first batch” of respondents recommended by the NBI, as public complainant, to be charged based on the “truck-load” of documentary evidences, including affidavits of witnesses, gathered so far. On top of these characters is the name Ja-

net Lim Napoles, tagged as the mastermind behind this large-scale seemingly syndicated embezzlement of taxpayers’ money for which she merited the stigma of being the “queen of the P10 B pork barrel scam”. If trial by publicity is enough to convict an accused of a crime imputed upon him, which in this case is Napoles and the other respondents, she and the others could now be serving their sentence and suffer all other accessory penalties that go with them. However, this is not the case in a country where rule of law, at least on books, should prevail, including the constitutionally guaranteed right to due process. In Philippine law, affirmed in a long line of jurisprudence, from the time a case is filed against a suspect he is entitled to be heard in the preliminary investigation or inquest and as a respondent therein should be allowed to file his counter-affidavit. If the case prospers to court and Information is filed where the respondent

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Focused publicity on scam trial; never a “trial by publicity”, as revealed by someone!!! Suspects in the much publicized P10B pork barrel scam has now been charged in the Ombudsman – with a “truck load” of evidences from the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and the Department of Justice submitted. Charged are Janet Lim-Napoles alleged brains and Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla. Other private groups have filed similar cases. Some 34 people will be named in charge sheets for plunder and malversation of public funds in this biggest thievery of people’s money since 1922 when the pork barrel system was introduced

in our government during the US-rule of the Philippines. -o0oThe trio – Enrile, Estrada and Revilla are included in the plunder case having been found allegedly as the senators who allowed their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF or pork barrel) to be used in Napoles’ bogus non-government organizations.

This involves millions of pesos that were stuffed directly into the deep pockets of Napoles and the lawmakers in a shameless sharing of 60% and 40% with the bigger percentage allegedly into the pockets of “honorable” (hohummm!) lawmakers. -o0oThere is divided opinion on whether the legislators will be suspended

while their cases are being heard. In my opinion they should be. Why should they be different as other government officials and employees who are immediately suspended when cases are filed against them? Soon their lawyers will employ again, technicalities of the law to have them emerge untouchable of suspensions. We hope not. Senators Enrile, Estrada and teary-eyed Bong Revilla have declared in public they are innocent and therefore have not committed this crime of pocketing P581 million in kickbacks say the Phil. Daily Inquirer Report. (It’s P745.63 million according to Malaya

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There was a tinge of politics when Vice President Jejomar Binay negotiated with his classmates in college days, Nur Misuari to end the fighting in Zamboanga City. He did so on his own, but did not represent President Aquino. When the agreed ceasefire failed to materialize he said that President Aquino did not accept the conditions that Misuari set for

a ceasefire. His statement suggests that President Aquino was a third party that he is representing. It is as if Binay negotiated with Misuari without the President’s objectives in mind. Binay’s statement suggests that President Aquino is not for peace because he rejected the ceasefire agreement that include safe passage for Misuari’s followers. He even hinted that the

The need for compassion

Fr. Roy Cimagala LET’S give due attention to this particular and strategic need of ours. Many prevailing circumstances today tend to make us focused simply on ourselves, not necessarily because of bad motives. But we have to be careful because these circumstances somehow keep us from entering into the lives of others which is what we ought to do. There’s the pressure of work, the concern for personal development, the requirements of our task at the moment, etc. All these are legitimate and should be expected, but they should not dull our sense of duty to be involved in the lives of others. Aside from these legitimate circumstances, we unfortunately also have a growing number of disturbing developments that undermine our compassion for the others. The culture of self-seeking and self-assertion is dominating. They tend to confine people into their own private, isolated worlds. We have to be concerned for the others. The ideal attitude is that we should always be thinking of the others, not to be nosey, but rather to help in any way we can. Always thinking of the others is actually a very pleasant thing to do, although at the beginning when we are still learning it, we have to grapple with some temporary disagree-

able moments. But the moment we master it, it becomes really nice. That’s because we are actually made for the others, that is, to enter into intimate communion with them in mind and heart. It’s this state of communion that fills us with a most gratifying sense of fulfillment. We should not forget that this communion with the others is also the way to our communion with God. We can never say we are with God unless we are also with the others. Loving God and loving the others always go together. They are inseparable. Compassion is a very specific way of achieving communion with the others. It involves feeling for the others, for their needs and desires. It involves making the concerns of the others our own too. Compassion has to be understood properly, and pursued, learned and lived continually. Given our human condition, we develop compassion in stages. We have to start by thinking of the others in a more stable way—praying for them, offering some sacrifices, and noting interesting details in the lives of the others. All these should be motivated by faith, hope and charity. And that’s why, we also need to strengthen and enliven these fundamental virtues which connect us directly with God who is

OPINION President made a wrong decision. He told the people that agreement had been reached between the 2 of them but it’s a “pity” the President did not approve. There’s no question that Binay offered to talk to Misuari; his college classmates and friend, who is the founder of the MNLF. It was possible that he could help in the resolution of the crises. The fault of Vice President Binay is his approach to the negotiation. He was trying to tell the people that it is his own initiative and to his own credit. He agreed to the terms of the ceasefire without clearing them to the President. Unfortunately, his intention in the Zamboanga crises is tainted with political color. the source and end of everything. Otherwise, we will just be guided by insufficient criteria that will sooner or later lead us to some deadend if not to some trouble and complications. The compassion that is driven by faith, hope and charity enables us to love God and others properly, avoiding indifference on the one hand, and sentimentalism on the other. Christ, of course, is the perfect model of how to be compassionate. When people were carrying the body of the son of a widow, he was immediately moved to compassion, and without being asked, he raised the fellow to life again and brought him back to his grieving mother. He was always thoughtful of the others, anticipating and meeting their needs. Obviously, his greatest act of compassion is when as the Son of God, the second person in the Blessed Trinity, he became man, and even went to the extent of assuming the sinfulness of men while not committing any sin at all. His passion and death on the cross constituted the supreme act of his compassion for us. He returned divine goodness to man who lost it due to our sin, and he did this in a gratuitous way. He was not obliged to do so, but chose just the same to do it out of his love for us. This is a truth that we should always relish, because it will spark in us impulses of compassion also towards others. This compassion is shown best when we have to give it to someone or in a situation that is most disagreeable to us, where we can say we would gain nothing in return. This is the compassion of God, completely gratuitous, never forced and neither imposing conditions on the

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becomes the accused, he is entitled to his day to defend himself. In all these proceedings he should be with a counsel of his choice or be provided by the state. The constitutional right against selfincrimination shall at all times be upheld. Since the quantum of evidence required for conviction in criminal cases is guilt beyond reasonable doubt and that no iota of doubt shall exist in the unprejudiced mind of the court, and with the Constitutional guarantee on the “presumption of innocence” in that a person is presumed innocent unless proven otherwise, the wheels of justice should grind accordingly. How long will this determination of guilt last? It depends on the evidences to be presented, the witnesses and the availability of the court and the law-


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broadsheet). -o0oIf in that “truck load” of evidences, not a copy will prove the guilt of the accused, then the tables should be turned against the whistle blower primarily, and the NBI-DOJ officials for besmirching the dignity and good reputation of Napoles, Enrile, Estrada and Revilla and a host of others who were being included in the charges. Therefore, government should start all over again looking for the real culprit who is/are responsible for this thievery because the Commission on Audit has already discovered of this plunder of the decade; the amount so large that boogles our imagination and mind. The Commission on Audit discovery is credible. -o0oTHAT’S THE FILIPINO PEOPLE’S MONEY; So Good Luck MR. GOVERNMENT and Go, Go, Go MATUWID NA DAAN!! SANA!

recipient. God simply waits for that compassion to be returned with compassion. For this is the law of compassion and love, in general. When given away, it is not lost, but rather it becomes more and can spread and inspire others to show and give it.

yers. All these should be taken into consideration in the measuring the duration until which this large scale larceny from government coffers is decided and the judgment promulgated. In the meantime, this case becomes iconic considering the amount involved, the length of time within which the embezzled amount was amassed and the number of political luminaries, private individuals, and the juridical persons involved. And the whole world looks at it as a test case on how impeccable the Philippine laws are, particularly the rules governing the disbursement and use of money of the taxpayers, such as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Anti-Plunder Act. The public officials who are in the so-called “first batch” to be sued for Plunder are eight, ac-


cording to Sec. De Lima. The senators yet known among those to face the Plunder charge belong to the opposition. What about those within the circle of Pres. Noynoy Aquino? Who among them could be part of the organized crime, to borrow the nomenclature used by state law enforcers on drug ring, robbery gang and others? If they are not involved in this P10-B pork barrel scam allegedly orchestrated by JLN, could they be part in another such crime involving a different mastermind? For now, the public is naive, but sooner as evidences are unearthed and the Commission on Audit gives its full support by bravely disclosing the irregularities they long before discovered but failed to inform the public of, then, more heads could soon be rolling.

September 18, 2013 – Wednesday of the 24th Week 1 Tm 3:14-16; Ps 111; Lk 7:31-35

JESUS’ TESTIMONY TO JOHN [Jesus said to the crowds,] “To what shall I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call one another. ‘We played the flute for you, but you did not dance. We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.’ For John the Baptist came neither eating nor drink wine, and you said, ‘He is possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said, ‘Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is vindicated by all her children.”

A GUARDED LIFE An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. I know an individual who is unable to dance, but blames the unevenness of the floor. A person, who is going to commit an inhuman act, can excuse oneself saying, “I’m only human after all.” There are people in some parishes who want a pastor who is a saint, but when he comes, they believe he is mad, setting the standard so high. Therefore, if someone more down to earth comes, they gossip about his drinking habits. It is about such people Jesus bemoaned saying, “To what then shall I compare the men of this generation?” (Lk 7:31) It is our belief that the Church of the living God, is “pillar and bulwark of the truth” (1 Tim 3:15), for in the Church, the power, the mercy and the love of God are made manifest to us. But sadly enough, many of those who see the truthfulness of the Church, don’t want to embrace it on some excuses. To them, the Church is too otherworldly, if it speaks of eternal values; it is too involved, if it engages in social services and actions of justice. But truth of the matter is that the Church is too inconvenient for them, for their comfortable lifestyle. The person who really wants to do something finds a way, the other one finds an excuse. (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: “Everyone has sufficient suffering in order to become holy and to avoid Purgatory. [This is possible] if everyone practices patience in a Christian way and not in a rebellious way, or out of selfishness, or self-interest or boastfulness.” –Blessed James Alberione, Founder of the Pauline Family



Leyte Samar Daily Express


Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WELFARE AND DEVELOPMENT Catarman, Northern Samar September 16, 2013

NOTICE The Department of Social Welfare and Development is calling the attention of ELMA MORENO CALINDONG, biological mother of Berlin Calindong who was born December 23, 2001 at Catarman, Northern Samar. The said baby was left under the care and custody of spouses, Bernini G. Fernandez and Anquilina Tan Fernandez of Brgy. Lagundi, Allen, N. Samar on February 14, 2002 for adoption. Said child is now 11 years. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of this person, please notify/report to DSWD, Catarman and MSWDO Allen, N. Samar. Contact No. 09129687042 0 Misericordia G. Gallano 09296962424 -Myrna Tan Announcement comes from: (Sgd.) MISERICORDIA G. GALLANO Social Welfare Officer-II DSWD, Catarman, N. Samar

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late DAFROSA P. AGULLO who died intestate executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 5781 situated at Barangay San Rafael, Dulag, Leyte containing an area of Five Thousand Two Hundred and Three square meters (5,203 sq.m.),more or less, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. XXVIII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Ryan M. Oledan. LSDE: Sept.18, 25 & October 2, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the deceased Spouses, Rosario C. Permejo and Quintin Permejo who both died many years ago in this Municipality, Dulag, Leyte extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located in the Poblacion, Dulag, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 9841 of the Bureau of Lands Public Land Subdivision, under Tax Declaration No. 7628, assessed at P3,100.00, containing an area of 345 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Candido K. Rael, likewise of legal age, married to Virginia P. Rael, Filipino residing at 110 Paki-usap Str., 2nd Avenue, Grace Park, Caloocan City; per Doc. No. 791, Page No. 179, Book No. II, Series of 1984 of Notary Public Atty. Rodrigo C. Ceniza. LSDE: Sept.18, 25 & October 2, 2013


Republic of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT REGIONAL OFFICE NO. VIII Trece Martires Street, Tacloban City Tel. Nos.: 325-5236/321-4667/321-3308/325-6292 Email add:

NOTICE OF FILING OF APPLICATION FOR ALIEN EMPLOYMENT PERMIT (AEP/S) Notice is hereby given that the following companies/employers have filed with this Regional Office application/s for Alien Employment Permit/s. Name and Address of Company/Employer NETHERLAND SHIPPING TRAINING CENTER FOUNDATION, INC. Evangelista Street Palompon, Leyte

Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135, as Amended filed by the RURAL BANK OF DULAG (LEYTE), INC., with office address at P. Burgos St., Tacloban City represented by Elvira H. Yu against Sps. AVELINO MACALALAD & GLORIA S. MACALALAD, of legal ages, Filipino, married with postal address at BRGY. BARAS, PALO, LEYTE, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of JULY 12, 2013, Amounted to FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED SIX PESOS & 66/100 (Php 471,506.66) Philippine

ties, Charges, Attorney’s Fees, expenses of the Foreclosure, Sheriff’s Lawful Fees, and expenses for conducting the PUBLIC AUCTION on OCTOBER 3, 2013, at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter, REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City, to the highest bidder for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following Real Properties/Personal Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit: KATIBAYAN NG ORIHINAL NA TITULO BLG. P-40041 Lot 11367, Case 13, Cad. 407 AREA: THREE HUNDRED (300) SQUARE METERS. BOUNDED AS FOLLOWS: E: line 1-2 by Lot 11518, Psd-08-004935; S: line 2-3 by Road; W, NW to N: lines 3-4-56 by Lot 11393, Case 13, Cad. 407; E: line 6-1 by Lot 11518, Psd-08-004935 Registered in the name of Avelino Macalalad, Filipino, of legal age, married to Gloria Saboy. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND ENCUMBRANCES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be on OCT. 10, 2013 on the same time and place without further notice. TACLOBAN CITY, AUGUST 5, 2013. FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF:


LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013


Petition and Brief Description of Functions General Manager

If you have any information/Objection to the abovementioned application/s, please communicate with the Regional Director.

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late CANDIDO K. RAEL who died on April 8, 2009 at Caloocan City extrajudicially EXEQIUEL R. SARCAUGA settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land designated as OIC-Regional Director Lot No.9841 situated at Barangay Serrano, Dulag, Leyte, containing To avail of free job referral, placement, and employment guidance services, visit the nearest Public Employment Service Offi ce (PESO) or log on at an area of Three Hundred Forty Five Square Meters (345 sq.m.), more LSDE: Sept. 11 & 18, 2013 or less, covered by Tax Declaration No. 08-13-010-00081. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of SUSANA C. ARAS of legal age, single and a Republic of the Philippines NAME, ROMELYN TRANSPORT. resident of Barangay Buntay, Dulag, Leyte; per Doc. No. 156, Page No.32, Book Department of Transportation NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APNo. XXIX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Ryan M. Oledan. & Communications PLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON LSDE: Sept, 18, 25 & October 2, 2013 Land Transportation Franchising SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE


NOTICE is hereby given that VICTORIA G. VILLARIAS, of legal age, Filipino citizen, resident of Brgy. Dawahon, Bato, Leyte, executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over one (1) unit Motor Banca more particularly described as follows to wit: Name of Motor Banca: MBca “Sr. Sn. Pedro-Dawahon”; Engine: Isuzu; LSDE: Sept. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 2013 Gross Tonnage: 26.65; Net Tonnage: 18.12; Kilowatt: 74.57; Official Number: 08-0000107, A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of CONCHITO C. DAIAFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION TOL, of legal age, Filipino, married, resident of Pres. Garcia, Bohol, do hereby NOTICE is hereby given that Aurelia C. Delector heir of late Felix P. Cede, Sell and Convey by way of absolute sale unto said Conchito C. Daitol; per Delctor executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a bank deposit with Doc. No. 937, Page LandBank of the Philippines, under Savings Account No. 0181No. 108, Book No. REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, 28, Series of 2013 Republic of the 3568-71; per Doc. no. 110, Page No. 22, Book No. I, Series of 2013 Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban of Notaray Public of Notary Public Atty. Jared Anthony A. Bandalan. Philippines LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 city, to the highest bidder for Atty. Rico E. Aureo. REGIONAL TRIAL cash and in Philippine Curren- LSDE: Sept. 18, 25 COURT, Branch 7 cy, the following Real Proper- & Oct. 2, 2013 Currency, excluding Penal-


Name and Citizenship of Foreign National


Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135, as Amended filed by the HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND with office address at corner MH Del Pilar and Lopez Jaena Streets, Tacloban City, represented by Paulino C. Talacay against ROGELIO C. AGUSTIN, of legal age, Filipino, married with postal address at FATIMA VILLAGE, TACLOBAN CITY, to satisfy the Mortgage indebtedness which as of JANUARY 24, 2012, Amounted to SIX HUNDRED FORTY EIGHT THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED SIXTY SIX PESOS & 22/100 (Php 648,766.22) Philippine Currency, excluding Penalties, Charges, Attorney’s Fees, expenses of the Foreclosure, Sheriff’s Lawful Fees, and expenses for conducting the PUBLIC AUCTION on OCTOBER 3, 2013, at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter,

ties/Personal Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-66360 A parcel of land (Lot 1093-B-8 of the subdivision plan, (LRC) Psd-100409, being a portion of lot 1093-B, (LRC) Psd-15579; LRC Cad. Rec. No. 1060), situated in the Barrio of Marasbaras, City of Tacloban, Province of Leyte, Island of Leyte, Bounded on the: SE., along line 1-2 by lot 1093-B-7 of the subdivision plan; on the SW., along line 2-3 by lot 1093-B-2 of the subdivision plan; on the NW., along line 3-4 by lot 1093-B-9 of the subdivision plan; on the NE., along line 4-1 by lot 1093-B-19 of the subdivision plan. Containing an area of TWO HUNDRED FORTY (240) SQUARE METERS, more or less. Registered in the name of ROGELIO C. AGUSTIN, of legal age, Filipino, married to NIDA C. AGUSTIN. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND ENCUMBRANCES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on OCT. 10, 2013 on the same time and place without further notice. TACLOBAN CITY, AUGUST 5, 2013. FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF

(Sgd.) ELIAS N. ACOSTA Sheriff IV

LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

& Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City


AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 16th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Tiburcio Cardenas, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over one-half (1/2) conjugal share of a parcel of land, covered by O.C.T. No. 10805, Cad. Lot No. 961, situated in Brgy. New Rizal, Catarman, Northern Samar, containing an area of 117,266 square meters, more or less, and heirs hereby waive, cede and quitclaim over the one-half portion of land described-above in favor of their mother, Catalina Cardenas, and heirs hereby named, constituted, appointed Milagros Cardenas as their true and lawful attorney-in-fact to transact with LandBank of the Philippines, the whole parcel of land and executed an Special Power of Attorney in favor of Milagros Cardenas; per Doc. No. 10717, Page No. 2064, Book No. XXI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Anselmo S. Alvañiz. LSDE: Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Tiburcio Cardenas, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a real properties described as: 1) Residential/Commercial Bldg., situated in Cor. Osmeña and Jacinto Sts., Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 205 square meters for residential and 35 square meters for commercial; 2) Residential lot/Agricultural lot, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-06005-00012, Lot No. 2-Pes-08-000177, situated in Brgy. Dalakit, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 2,483 square meters for residential lot; 3) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012 060038 00029, C.T. No. 10809, Cad. Lot No. 61-Pls-857-D, situated at Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 38,403 square meters; 4) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-06038-00466, TCT No. 2243, situated in Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 35,304 square meters; 5) Agricultural land, covered by Tax Dec. No. 2012-060038 00465, TCT No. 3236, situated in Brgy. Macagtas, Catarman, N. Samar, containing an area of 27,788 square meters, per Doc. no. 12509, Page No. 2502, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Anselmo S. Alvañiz LSDE: Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gregorio Abella extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a portion of a parcel of land, Lot No. 517-D-1-D-Part with T.C.T. No. T-3529-part, located at Bo. of Kapangui-an, Tacloban City, under T.C.T. No. T-3529 part, with a total area of 190 square meters and a portion is 145 square meters. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Gil C. Abella and Alejandra C. Abella as vendee for the above-described portion of a parcel of land; per Doc. No. 190, Page No. 39, Book No. 4, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Hannah B. Reyes-Delgado, CPA. LSDE: Sept. 11, 18 & 25, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Alberto V. Chan married to Amelia Piamonte executed a Deed of Absolute Sale over a portion of a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Bunga, Abuyog, Leyte, covered by T.C.T. No. TP-18346 and Tax Dec. No. 08-1022-00526, a portion of 200 square meters in favor of Magdalena Rebarbas-Riños married to Rodolfo Riños as vendees; per Doc. No. 2477, Page No. 104, Book No. 65, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Vicente G. Rudas. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that Juanito C. Lapuz, heir of late Dolores Lapuz extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated in Brgy. Poblacion, Palo, Leyte covered by TCT No. TP-12162 with Tax Dec. No. 08-23001-01104, known as Lot No. 356-P, Lot 5 Psd-08-006604, having an area of 5.2698 hectares. A Deed of Sale was executed a portion of 30,000 square meters from the above-described real property in favor of Connie Alfabete as vendee; per Doc. No. 469, Page No. 94, Book No. 38, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Edwin Y. Chua. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ma. Theresa D. Fornillos extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a conjugal and owned with her husband Leo C. Fornillos Sr., over a parcel of land, designated as Lot 1-A, Psd-083747-007302-D, situated in Brgy. of Marasbaras, Tacloban City, containing an area of 150 square meters, more or less under T.C.T. No. 122-201 0000550. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Narcisa Orlain married to Roberto Orlain as vendee for the whole parcel of land including the conjugal share of her husband and the residential house existing therein; per Doc. No. 292, Page No. 59, Book No. 7, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Sam Dominic Lagunzad. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013


NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Margarita Fernandez over a one-third (1/3) portion of Lot No. 3919, situated at Brgy. Cogon, Baybay City, Leyte covered by O.C.T. No. N-1961, with a total area of 27,933 square meters, and 1/3 portion has an area of 9,311 square meters, more or less was sold to Leonora J. Jusayan married to Estanislao L. Jusayan as vendees; per Doc. No. 1182, Page No. 19, Book No. 98, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Jesus V. Palermo. LSDE: Sept. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


Leyte Samar Daily Express

Search for Philippine Gems extended anew TACLOBAN CITY – The deadline for the voting of the Search for the Top 10 Philippine Gems has been extended for the second time and is moved to September 25, 2013 according to Isla Lipana & Company which organized the online search. This is to give way to the requests of tourism officers to extend the voting so that they still have enough time to campaign for their respective destinations vying for the search. The picturesque and breathtaking Biri Islands Rock Formations in Biri, Northern Samar is one of the 25 emerging destinations in the country vying for the Top 10 Philippine Gems organized by Isla Lipana & Company. The six rock formations are Magasang, Magsapad, Macadlao, Puhunan, Belat and Turo. According to the website Isla Lipana & Co., the Search for Philippine Gems was launched on June 26 “to showcase the country’s good side to the world,” especially the many pristine natural sceneries of the Philippines. “Increasing the awareness and appreciation for these sites will foster both

local and international interest and attention that may eventually increase economic activity,” according to Allan Cao, PwC director – markets and assurance. He added that Biri Islands Rock Formations is worthy of protecting and preserving so that all of us and our future generations can still witness this amazing nature of wonder. The online search is in cooperation with the Philippine Tourism Promotions Board of the Department of Tourism and the University of the Philippines–Asian Institute of Tourism. Biri has been visited by local and foreign tourists, because of its awesome rock formations and blue turquoise waters. It is also a good site for diving. Recently the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) launched their new program Sustainable Coral Reef Management Program (SCREMP) for the rehabilitation and protection of its coral reefs and other marine life. Biri is one of the protected landscape and seascape areas in the region. The Search for Emerging Top Ten Destinations of the country is spearheaded


NOTICE is hereby given that Ruperto C.Costim surviving spouse of Cresencia Lagahit-Costim who died intestate executed a Deed of SelfAdjudication over a one-half (1/2) portion of that parcel of coconut land designated as Cadastral Lot No. 511-B, with a total area of 1,366.83 square meters, more or less, declared in the names of Ruperto Costim and Cresencia Lagahit under Tax Declaration No. 00421-A-R14, with an assessed value of P1,800.00; per Doc. No. 150, Page No. 030, Book No. XLVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty.Wilfredo T. Pascua. LSDE: Sept. 18, 25 & October 2, 2013

by the Isla Lipana & Co. to mark its 91st anniversary this year, as part of its corporate social responsibility project dubbed as the Philippine Gems. Aside from Biri Island Rock Formation other contenders are the Apo Island in Negros Occidental, Apo Reef Natural Park in Occidental Mindoro and Bucas Grande Island in Surigao del Sur. Busuanga and Coron in Palawan, Calaguas in Camarines Sur, Camotes Island in Cebu, Caramoan Island in Camarines Sur and

Danjugan Island in Negros Occidental, Donsol in Sorsogon. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Ilocos Norte, Mt. Kanlaon in Negros, Mt. Pinatubo in Zambales, Mt. Pulag in Benguet, Pagudpud Beach in Ilocos Norte, Panglao Island in Bohol, Sagada in Mt. Province, Siargao Island, Taytay in Palawan, and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park in Palawan. The sites that will receive the highest number of votes through online voting will be recognized in no particular order as the top 10 emerging destinations of the country on October 10, 2013 in a press conference. (VICKY C. ARNAIZ)

DBM conducts training on procurement policies TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Budget and Management in coordination with the Philippine League of Local Budget Officers, as mandated by the Government Procurement Policy Board (GPPB) is conducting a full-length training on Procurement Reform Act RA 9184 and its Revised IRR to professionalize procurement processes in the government from September 17 – 19, 2013 at the Leyte Park Hotel, this city. The three-day event covers six modules including general provisions, planning and budgeting, procurement of goods and services, civil works and consulting services, alternative modes of procurement and penal provisions. “This training aims to inform our officers, especially the newly elected LGU officials, of the government procurement policies,” said Eastern Samar assistant provincial budget Officer Luz Labro. The composite team members from the DBM and Commission on Audit (COA) are those primarily tasked to train the par-

ticipants from the local government units, BAC chairman and members, technical working group (TWG) and department heads from the 23 municipalities of Eastern Samar. (MA. META D. ABOGA, LNU INTERN)


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million);and Brgy.60,P500,000. Reports from the Tacloban SubEngineering District reveal that these various infrastructure projects are either on-going or about to start. The Leyte solon also allocated P1.85 million of his pork barrel to Palo town whose mayor, Remedios Petilla, is considered to be a political nemesis. The P1.85 million was meant for a rehabilitation of multi-purpose building in Barangay Cabarasan Daku Elementary School (P350,000) and a flood control project in Barangay Pawing at P1.5 million. Romualdez also gave P2.6 million of his pork to the different government hospitals where indigent people coming from his district could avail free medical assistance, namely, the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, the biggest government-run hospital in the region based in Tacloban at P1.5 million; Schistomiasis Hospital based in Palo town, P300,000 and Ma-

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Petitioner - TEOFISTO MOLIG SALVA JR., assisted by counsel, filed a Petition for the DECLARATION OF PRESUMPTIVE DEATH of Cathlin M. Ocampo. In support of his petition, the petitioner avers among others, THAT: he is of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of Brgy. Tagaytay, Bato, Leyte; his wife left the conjugal abode sometime in the year 2006 after the birth of their child and no news about said wife had been received since then; from that time until the present, or for more than seven years, petitioner has not known the whereabouts of his wife; Earnest efforts executed by petitioner to locate


the absentee but to no avail. Petitioner did not receive any information or communication regarding his wife; he has well founded belief that her absent spouse was already dead because prior to her disapperance, she was out of her senses, problematic and was engaged in drugs. WHEREFORE, finding the Petition to be sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on October 21, 2013 at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon at which date, time and place anyone that may be prejudiced by the approval of the instant Petition may come to court in this first opportunity. While, admittedly, this is a summary proceeding, for the protection of this court processes, let this Order be Published in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks at the expense of the petitioner. Furnished copy of this Order to the Petitioner and his counsel at the given addresses for them to be present during the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 6th day of September, 2013, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines.

(Sgd.) EPHREM SUAREZ ABANDO Executive Judge

LSDE: Sept. 18, 25 & Oct. 2, 2013

nila-based hospitals Philippine Children Medical Center(P200,000); Lung Center of the Philippines (P100,000); Philippine Heart Center (P200,000) and National Kidney and Transplant Institute (P300,000). He also gave P500,000 for his 96 scholars at the Visayas State University. Of this amount, P350,000 went to the university’s satellite campus in Tolosa covering 66 of his scholars and P150,000 for the VSU-Alangalang campus intended for 30 scholars. The rest of the P35 million, half amount of the P75 million he is entitled as a congressman, was distributed by Romualdez to other towns under his congressional district. Romualdez allotted P2.15 million to Tanauan intended for construction of multi-purpose buildings in Brgys.Cabalagnan and Pasil and for school building in Cabuynan Elementary School. At least P2 million was given to San Miguel for the completion of its public market and another P 2million for flood control in Santa Fe; P 1 million to Alangalang town for school building construction; and P800,000 for the construction of a school building in Malibago National High School in Babatngon town.


Leyte Samar Daily Express


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Smart, Sun join humanitarian relief efforts in Zamboanga City

Zamboanga City - Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc. (DMPI) employees in Zamboanga City with volunteers from S.H.E.L.T.E.R. have been distributing food and clean water to evacuees at the Joaquin F. Enriquez Memorial Stadium for the past four days. Currently, the Grandstand of the stadium is home to more than 44,000 Zamboanguenos who have temporarily evacuated due to the armed conflict, which has raged on for the past eight days. Smart and S.H.E.L.T.E.R. also distributed almost 100 recycled mats made from used Smart and Sun tarpauline billboards at the boulevard where Badjao families evacuated. Smart and Sun Libreng Tawag services for free calls and texts are also ongoing at the

Western Mindanao State Universit y Gym. Data from the Department of Social Welfare and Development showed that 62,329 people were displaced by the ongoing standoff as of September 15.

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Brgy. 75, Fatima Village Tacloban City Tel. No.: (053) 520-3161/ 341-3907

Smart employee-volunteers and S.H.E.L.T.E.R. distribute food packs and clean water to thousands of Zamboangenos displaced by the standoff.

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WEDDING. Dandee Grafil, son of LSDE publisher Dalmacio “Massey” Grafil and wife Alma weds his girlfriend Aimee (nee Delgado) yesterday during a civil wedding presided by executive judge Alphinor Serrano.

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