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STUDENTS OF VARIOUS HIGH SCHOOLS IN PALOMPON, LEYTE learn how to “Stand Up Paddle” (SUP), one of the cocktail of events that they will be competing in during the Abre Grande.

Celebrate Easter Sunday in Palompon PALOMPON, LEYTE – Officials here led by Palompon Mayor Ramon Oñate and Vice Mayor Georgina Arevalo are inviting all, residents and non-residents of the town, to join them during their “Abre Grande” (Grand Opening) on April 20 (Easter Sunday). The Abre Grande is a “cocktail” of events and activities to open the town’s eco-tourism program for the summer months, said Raoul Bacalla, municipal environment officer. Palompon town has one of the region’s most successful tourism programs, with Kalanggaman Island already attracting the attention of international tourists. The morning-to-evening Abre Grande activities kick off with the “Color Walk”. Bacalla said it was a fund-raising walk for the rehabilitation of the Bita-og Stamp and registration was only P 5.00 per participant. They encourage participants to wear colorful sunglasses, hence the “Color Walk” moniker. The walk ends up at the town center where the launching of Palompon’s annual “Hulagway” magazine will be held. It will also be followed with the “re-launching” of the Liberty Park which was badly battered by Yolanda but has since been rehabilitated. There will also be the blessing of the Veteran’s see

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Police, SP probes buy bust gone bad in Tambulilid By Lalaine M. Jimenea ORMOC CITY – 10 policemen assigned to the Police Station 3 at Brgy. Linao here have been “restricted to camp” to pave the way for an impartial investigation of a botched drug buy bust operation at Brgy. Tambulilid on Tuesday, April 8, resulting to the death of the three people and wounding of six others. Sr. Supt. Jose Macanas, city police director, said that a special investigation task force from the region had already been composed and that they are gathering testimonies and evidences to find out what really happened that afternoon. In the freezer are police station chief, Ch. Insp. Edgardo A. Encina and his deputy, Sr. Insp. Harris P. Rebato, and the eight policemen who executed the buy bust. The drug buy bust operation that went wrong resulted to the death of Dr. Jay Movilla, 32, a young dentist who was just elected president of the Ormoc Host Lions Club here the day before; Wilfredo Alberto, a member of the Ormoc’s Civil Security Unit (CSU) and one Sim Serrano,

Overturned chairs and an abandoned refreshment stall at a “mini cockpit” are mute witnesses to an alleged buy bust that went wrong. Reliable sources said the cockpit was where high stake gamblers usually converged and had a VIP section. the subject of the buy bust. Six other people were injured including Movilla’s vice-president Rodolfo Villar, 63, who had to undergo an operation to get a bullet lodged inside his left chest. Villar is a former barangay chairman of Naungan, a neighboring barangay.

The others are Alex Oliveros, 40, a resident of Brgy. Tambulilid, Ormoc City; Joey Liporado, 38, who sustained a gunshot wound on his right cheek that exited on his left cheek; Gonzalo Mindaros, 57, of Brgy. Manlilinao, Ormoc; Rene Ejares and the lone woman victim, Melodia

Mangubat, 32, who had just arrived at the cockpit to fetch her father when the shootings happened. There were many more who reportedly suffered slight injuries from the stampede that ensued, but have not sought medical attention in hospitals. Sr. Supt. Macanas added

that whatever the result of the investigation was, it was up to the families of the victims whether to file charges or not. “Karapatan nila iyan” (It’s their right), he said, adding that he cannot determine when the investigation ends. see

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April 7-13, 2014

Mayors urged to convene POCs, Coast Guard implement Oplan Ligtas Biyahe 2014

Mar Roxas discusses with city officials why “civic centers” like the Ormoc Superdome where they were in, was among the important infrastructures that DILG wanted to immediately reconstruct. Aside from hosting events, it becomes an evacuation center during calamities. Flanking him on the left is Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr. who is Roxas’s “inaanak” and Mayor Edward Codilla.

ORMOC CITY - With the expected exodus of people to the provinces and other places of interest during Holy Week, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on all local chief executives to convene their respective local peace and order councils to ensure the safety and security of the populace in churches, plazas, malls, and transport terminals. In a directive to provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, and punong barangays, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas urged the local executives to formulate proper courses of action in order to anticipate the expected heavy movement of people from different places, putting their safety as a top priority. “Ang Semana Santa ay di lamang panahon ng pagninilaynilay; simula rin ito ng panahon ng pagbabakasyon para sa pamilyang Pilipino kaya dapat maghanda ang mga local governments para masiguro na magiging ligtas at payapa ang panahong ito,” Roxas said. According to the DILG chief, local government officials should also deploy barangay tanods who can serve as force multipliers and assist the Philippine National Police (PNP) in keeping peace and order in NOW SHOWING @ their own barangays, as well as in making sure that traffic is well-managed. up to April 18 Even while the Peace and Order Council has yet to convene, the Philippine Coast Guard here in Ormoc is already ready to handle the influx of passengers passing by the Ormoc port. PO1’st Jose Arnel Conopio, PCG station commander, said they have already started implementing the ‘Oplan Ligtas Biyahe: Kuwaresma 2014” since April 11. Assisting them is the PCG Auxiliary headed by Capt. Jaime Elazegui which have their own nurses and NEXT STARTING APRIL 19 rescue team. This is in compliance of the order of PCG commandant vice-admiral Rodilfo Isorena. *Showings could change without PO1’st Ariel Tina, chief prior notice. Master at Arms, said they have FOR INQUIRIES: already deployed their K-9 CALL TEL NOS. 561-6445; 255-3273 unit and Special Operation Befriend STAR THEATER Group to ensure that this year’s ORMOC Holy Week is incident free. (A-MALL) on FaceBook for updates and screening with a report from Paul Libres

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DILG Secretary Mar Roxas scores Albuera partymates for “too much politicking” ORMOC CITY – Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government today (Friday, April 11) condemned party mates of a small town hereabouts for “too much politicking” by not giving the mayor the authority to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with DILG to access the Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) funds. Roxas, who initially did not name the town during his Tacloban sortie yesterday, April 10, finally revealed it this morning at a gathering of mayors from the Western part of Leyte held at the Sabin Resort Hotel. He said it was the town of Albuera, whose mayor Ramon dela Cerna (LAKAS), is crippled by his vice-mayor and eight councilors who are members of the Liberal Party (LP). Roxas, however, did not mask his displeasure at the perceived politicking of his party mates, saying it was not the time for politics. The RAY funds are the national government’s assistance to LGU’s to reconstruct their damaged city/municipal halls, public markets and civic centers. From the paper trail, it

was gathered that Mayor dela Cerna, through his municipal administrator, asked for the authority on April 3 yet. Attached was a pro-forma letter of Roxas explaining the RAY and another pro-forma of the MOA as drafted by the DILG. It was also certified “urgent” which means the council had to act on it immediately. The mayor again reiterated his request on April 8, saying he needed to submit it by April 10, yesterday. On the same day, Vice Mayor Norman Mesina answered the mayor, claiming that they “were not aware of the priority projects” and that the mayor should have been “courteous” to inform them because the council was not his “stamping pad.” “We are also Officials of this municipality and whatever programs and projects you deem in need of rehabilitation, you should be courteous enough to inform us for we are not your stamping pads that whatever you want will be automatically carried on en toto without regard to procedure,” Mesina said in his letter. Albuera, it was learned from the DILG communication and pro-forma MOA, should

have received P 7.75-million for the repair of its municipal hall (P 800,000.00); public market (P 1.45-million) and “civic center” (P 5.5-million). Sources added that the town of Tunga is in the same boat, albeit in their case, the mayor is the Liberal Party candidate but the rest of his council are oppositionists. The council, however, are reportedly on an official travel that is why they could not hold a special session for the measure. Roxas distributed P 832-million in RAY funds to 3 cities and 40 towns in Leyte during a provincial visit that started in Tacloban City yesterday in the morning, then Baybay City in the afternoon and Ormoc City today. Roxas said 171 LGU’s affected by Yolanda will receive the funds. A second tranche is scheduled which would directly be released to the barangays, for the repair of the barangay halls. And, as it to emphasize the administration’s message that the RAY funds was beyond politics, the City of Tacloban got the lion’s share of the funds. Tacloban received P 232-million for the repair of its city hall, the Tacloban City

Convention Center or Astrodome and its public market. Roxas personally turned over the checks to Mayor Alfred Romualdez on the morning of Thursday (April 10) at the Tierra de Milagros in Palo, Leyte before Leyte governor Dominic Petilla and Javier Mayor Sandy Javier, national president of the League of Municipalities. Roxas also heaped praises on Ormoc Mayor Edward Codilla but even as he said that he liked the mayor, Ormoc City, however, only got two checks: P 51-million for the repair of the Ormoc Superdome and P 40.38-million for the public market. Ormoc’s City Hall became ineligible for the RAY because the city already partly repaired it. Baybay City, on the other hand, received P 3-million for its City Hall, P 18.5 –million for its public market and P 9.46 – million for its municipal gym. Roxas encouraged the mayors to spend the funds locally to infuse capital to Leyte’s economy, and to “reconstruct by administration” rather than contract it out. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

GSIS tells Ormoc Council they can’t pay benefits to b’rgy officials because DBM owes them P 1.67-billion ORMOC CITY – The Government Service Insurance System (GSIS), in a letter to the city council this week, said that much as it wanted to pay the benefits of barangay officials under the Barangay Officials Insurance Fund (BOIF), they cannot because the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) owes them some P 977-million in premiums and P 695-million in interest. The letter was in response to the council’s Resolution No. 2014-2002 asking the GSIS to implement RA 6942 or “An Act Increasing the Insurance Benefits of Local Government Officials and Providing Funds Therefor” enacted on April 1990 yet. The resolution was proposed by Liga president and ex-officio member of the

council Atty. Mariano Corro who told the council he was disturbed at the reports that survivors of barangay officials who passed away were not able to claim their benefits under the BOIF. In their response to the Ormoc council, GSIS Vice President Margie A. Jorillo of the Corporate Communications Office, said that the “GSIS administered from 1991 to 1995 the BOIF which was sourced from the national government. Since 1995, however, the National Government has not remitted the required premium contributions to the BOIF.” The national government, Jorillo said, already owes GSIS P 1,672,941,057.38. Jorillo added that the concerned officials at the time were aware of this. In 2001, she said, they wrote then DBM Secretary Emilia

T. Boncodin about the matter, a copy of which was furnished to then DILG Secretary Joey D. Lina, Jr. Nonetheless, Jorillo said, despite the non-payment of the premiums, the GSIS continued to pay claims from 1996 to 2000. This ate up 85% of whatever BOIF funds they had and “as a result, BOIF had to borrow from other independent funds of the GSIS.” “Since paying these obligations would unduly prejudice the viability of the BOIF and other funds, the GSIS had to suspend the payment of claims and benefits” starting October 2001, said Jorilla. On a happier note, Jorilla told the Ormoc council that “discussions are underway in both Houses of Congress to explore the expansion of the membership

coverage of GSIS to include barangay officials, including the possible sourcing of funds from the General Appropriations Act to pay their GSIS contributions.” Atty. Corro said that last information should give his colleagues in the barangay “hope”. “At least there is hope. They are talking about it, meaning they have not forgotten the barangay officials”, he said.

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April 7-13, 2014

Selfie vs. Selfless

A time for everything MAR ROXAS was right. There is a time for everything and this is not the time to play politics. He was very displeased with the actuations of the councils of two towns, withholding authority from their mayors to accept rehabilitation funds. Sadly, one of them is Albuera and they are his party-mates. Roxas has been painted black in the last few months because of the controversy in Tacloban. I keenly observed him when he handed the check to Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, trying to see if he would preen and gloat over him for taking the check, but he did not. rrr

It is a disappointment that Ormoc only got funds for two rehabilitation projects. Mar Roxas tried to soften the blow by heaping praises on Mayor Edward Codilla, but the sad truth is we only got rehab funds for the public market and the Superdome. Our City Hall became ineligible because we already repaired its roof. The national government wants all public infra in “build back better” mode. Meaning, no funds would be spent on anything that would not comply with the new standards. Talking about “build back better”, I have resource persons, experts at that, who can only laugh at the “BBB”. They said it was nice to hear those words but it is still the actual implementation that matters. Anyway, we leave this for another day, maybe in a week or two, until I have gotten the whole picture. rrr

I was wondering if we could have some “church ethics”. I came late to the Palm Sunday mass this afternoon, since it started 30 minutes earlier. Since the church was already full, we had to remain standing. It gave me a chance to observe a few realities. First, young people nowadays don’t give way to old people. I saw many septuagenarians, even octogenarians, who had to remain standing because the young men would not give up their seats to them. So sad, considering it was inside the church. I remember a German friend telling me that in their parts, there are “church ethics” or discipline or manners, whatever. The first one to arrive goes straight to the front row. Then, they sit at the middle of the pew so that those who come later can sit on the sides until the pew is full. Unlike here, we tend to stay at the outer end of the pews and people have to trip over just to get a seat in the middle. Then, he said, the young people give up their seats to the elderly, PWD’s and pregnant women. Chivalry is not dead in their parts, it seems. It is not totally hopeless here, methinks. With just the right prodding, I think the church can talk some sense of chivalry to its churchgoers. In our small chapel at Barangay Malbasag, the “mood” of the churchgoers is set by the priests. If its Fr. Dennis Soon, people immediately fill up the seats in front, fearing he would not start the mass until the chapel is entirely filled up. Fr. Soon does not like to see vacant chairs and churchgoers standing outside. During communion time, those at the back get to be first. This is just after one mass where Fr. Soon strictly told churchgoers to accommodate those on the back first so that they would not jostle each other on the way out. A gentle reminder from our priests could work. Happy Easter!

Curator of Grievances HISTORIAN HORACIO de la Costa, SJ, once noted that, as a nation, we celebrate our defeats as victories. Nationwide Araw ng Kagitingan rites Wednesday underscore this insight. “Day of Valor pivots around a ceremony at Mount Samat in Bataan. In 1942, 76,000 half-starved Filipino and American soldiers surrendered there --- after delaying Japan’s thrust in Southeast Asia by three months. “Bataan has fallen,” said a broadcast from Malinta Tunnel in beleaguered Corregidor. “Men are not made of impervious steel. The flesh must yield at last, endurance melts away, and the end of the battle must come.... But the spirit that made it stand cannot fall! Then Captain Salvador P. Lopez wrote that text. “SP” later became Foreign Secretary, then University of the Philippines president. Who remembers today? An Inquirer feature queried a jeepney driver, a second year college engineering student and a stall vendor. They hemmed, then hawed, why April 9 was a national holiday. “I am playing Dota with friends,” the student said. He knew little of history, let alone the “Death March”. Why should he care? “Isn’t Araw about easing traffic?”, a jeepney driver wondered. And Bataan drew a blank stare from the vendor. Indeed, “the memories of men are too frail a thread to hang history from”. Eight out of 10 students barely recall Sen. Benigno Aquino, or why he was gunned down, surveys show. “We have little collective memory of the past,” Ateneo University President Bienvenido Nebres, S.J., told a Legacies of the Marcos Dictatorship conference. “We tend to live in a perpetual present. Thus, we cannot see well into the future.” The Death March saw POWs forced to trek 148 kilometers from Bataan to Tarlac. An estimated 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100–650 American POWs did not make it. At Libingan ng Mga Bayani, the remains of 32,268 Death March veterans are interred. Remember President Sergio Osmeña? One of his finest moments came during governmentin-Washington exile. The 1935 Constitution mandated that TB-wracked President Manuel Quezon’s term lapse on 30 December 1943. Quezon dug in. US President Franklin Roosevelt stayed aloof from a “local issue.” Ask US Congress to suspend succession,

until after the invaders were ousted, Don Sergio proposed. Congress agreed on 10 November. Osmeña gave up much to ensure unity. Then, there was Philippine Scout Sgt. Jose Calugas, who also doubled as cook. On 6 January 1942, enemy fire battered Fil-American troops at the critical Layac junction in Bataan, says the sparse citation of the Medal of Honor. Calguas “run 1,000 yards across a shell swept area”, manned a howitzer “by himself, and fired effectively”. Although his position was under constant heavy enemy fire, his shelling shattered advancing armored vehicles. Calugas survived the “Death March”. Upon release from concentration camp, he joined the underground resistance. Flying obsolete P-26 planes, pilots Jesus Villamor, Cesar Basa, Salvador Manlunas and three others from 6th Pursuit Squadron, challenged a flight of 54 Japanese bombers and Zeroes. The grit of these men is recalled today by the sprawling Villamor Airbase, with Manlunas street running alongside. And Basa airbase is in Floridablanca, Pampanga. Then, there were the heels. “Makabayang Katipunan ng mga Pilipino” was formed in November 1944 to aid the invaders. Makapilis turned informers and torturers. In October 1947, the Supreme Court found Makapili Julio Garcia guilty of treason and sentenced him to life. Amnesty later spared other collaborators. Doing research at the US National Archives, in July 1985, University of South Wales Prof. Alfred McCoy “came across US Army records that discredited Ferdinand Marcos’ claims to heroism in World War II.” Thereafter, the records anchored a New York Times series, by Seymour Hersh, that debunked Marcos’ war medals. Follow-up Times reports by Jeff Gerth and Joel Brinkley revealed US Army records stating: Services given by Marcos and 23 others, to the 1st Cavalry Division in 1945, were “of limited military value…. At no time did the Army recognize that any unit, designating itself as Maharlika, ever existed as a guerrilla force in the years of Japanese occupation 1942 to 1945.” “The immensity of Mr. Marcos’ claim that Maharlika served the entire Luzon was absurd,”

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I WAS not surprised at all when I recently read somewhere that this selfie craze that seems to be sweeping the world these days, especially in our country, is an indication of a mental disorder. I imagine that the practice really has to be an obsession for it to be a serious anomaly. If it’s just a passing curiosity or done merely for momentary fun, then there is not much to worry. But the problem is that data on the ground point precisely to an obsessive craving for selfies as can be found in the social networks. Take a random look at these sites, and you will likely see a proliferation of these pictures that range from the inane and childish to the outright ridiculous and even obscene. It may not be a big thing yet of crisis proportion, but if nothing is done about it, I’m afraid we are heading in that direction. We need to remind everyone that this fad that is fast becoming a psychological syndrome ought to be approached with a lot of caution. It’s time to wave the flag of the virtue of temperance. Contrary to what some people say, and subtly supported by many commercials, this virtue has not become obsolete. It, in fact, has become more relevant, and even in an urgent manner, because of the storm surge of powerful instruments that can occasion this problem. I believe this selfie syndrome is graver than smoking and drinking about which we always warn everyone to do them with moderation since they can be harmful to our health. This selfie syndrome is graver since it affects more our mental and spiritual health than our bodily well-being. We have to be wary of the growing industry that promotes this culture, providing powerful and seemingly irresistible programs, apps and gadgets. They appear to do more harm than good since they are likely to lead people, the young ones especially, to self-indulgence and narcissism. This selfie syndrome practically imprisons one in his own world, making him increasingly indifferent to the needs of others. It actually is destructive to our social relations. Group selfies are not genuinely social, since each member of the group would be more concerned about his own individualistic interest than that of the group. The wings of love, of generosity, loyalty and fidelity are practically cut if not damaged. One tends to stay in the level of mediocrity and to become more vulnerable to other human weaknesses and temptations when he is afflicted with this selfie syndrome. The value of sacrifice practically disappears. The challenge of effectively tackling this problem is quite enormous, because we have to contend with complicated mindsets and lifestyles that practically prohibit anyone from correcting anybody else or even from suggesting a better way of using one’s time and resources. These mindsets and lifestyles have been with us for centuries now, cultivated under the atmosphere of laxity in Christian and even basic human morals, on the one hand, and of a growing tendency to justify one’s behavior using liberal and loose philosophies and ideologies, see

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Holy Week

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(Reproduced from “The Christian Year,” by J.C.J. Metford) “FOR ST. John Chrysostom, the last seven days of Christ’s redeeming work on earth constituted the Great Week because ‘great things were wrought at that time by the Lord.’ Egeria, who in her convent in the West knew it as Paschal Week, noted that in Jerusalem it was called the Greater Week, a title which is also found in Roman ecclesiastical usage. In England, it was for centuries Passion Week but this was later superseded by the now familiar Holy Week, as in many other languages, expressive of the sanctity of the time. “From the mid-fourth century onwards, the Quartodecimans defeated, and Easter Sunday universally recognized as the festival of Christ’s resurrection, Holy Week, comprising the last days of Lent, which now ends at evening prayer on Holy Thursday, was endowed with distinctive liturgical features. Candidates received their final preparation for baptism; fasting and private devotions were intensified; and each step in Jesus’ progress to Calvary was recalled and, where appropriate, reenacted. In Jerusalem, it was possible to do this at sites traditionally identified and shown to pilgrims from the second century onwards and where the Emperor Constantine, determined that the new religion which he favored should be worthily represented, had caused fine buildings to be constructed. Elsewhere appropriate lections at monastic and church services emphasized the historical and commemorative aspects of each day. “This continues to be the case in the Catholic tradition in which there is a proper Mass for the first three weekdays, the most ancient being that for Wednesday, popularly known as Spy Wednesday because it was then that Judas agreed to betray his master for thirty pieces of silver. In the Anglican Communion, suitable epistles and gospel readings from one of the LAST FRIDAY’S water cooler topic with a colleague centered on several known Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) projects by private entities in the US gulf coast designed to load the commodity on ships for overseas customers who are energy-hungry. Converting natural gas into LNG transforms the fuel from its gaseous form into liquid so as to make its shipping much easier and economically feasible. LNG requires smaller container space making its shipment much cheaper. However, it needs to be cooled at extremely low temperature to transform to liquid during loading and will have to be re-gasified at the destination to be able to sell to consumers; a process that needs additional investment in equipment. The United States has made significant progress in aims of attaining energy self-sufficiency. “By 2015, the International Energy Agency predicts the US will surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia to be the world’s top crude producer,” according to Erik Milito, American Petroleum Institute’s upstream and industry operations director. The technology advances in drilling known as “frack-ing” unleashed huge amounts of crude and natural gas never before seen across many states from Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, California, North and South Dakota, Utah, Alaska, Wyoming and others. Several Canadian provinces north of the border are also benefitting from this development. Natural gas is clean energy resource that helps provide fuel to kitchens in American homes, steel plants, bakeries, and many other industries including power plants to produce electricity. Tight emission regulations by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have steered many privately owned power producers to use natural gas instead of coal although the latter has lower initial cost. Coal plants are now mandated to scrub their exhaust stacks of harmful contaminants before they are emitted to the atmosphere thus the decision to use natural gas as fuel makes financial sense

passion narratives allow for a daily eucharistic service where this is desired. “The reform of the Holy Week liturgy initiated in 1951 by Pius XII and similar revisions undertaken in many other Churches, eliminated non-essentials and re-emphasized the prime position of Holy Week in the ecclesiastical and devotional calendar. As St. Leo the Great prayed, ‘Let trespasses be forgiven; offenses forgotten; revenge stifled; that this sacred festival may, by divine and human favors, find us all happy and innocent.’ The ‘holy week’ starts after Passion Sunday on the 13th April 2014. Maundy Thursday and Good Friday are two days in the government calendar that are considered holidays: on the 17th and 18th of April this year. This corner remembers the old practice when you fast on midnight of Holy Saturdasy. It was eventually lifted to one hour before Easter Sunsay. Considering all these adjustments, there are still a lot of the faithful who miss out on Easter Sunday. The new generation should have been thankful of these easing by the Church. How many Easter parties have this corner skipped because of the fast. My grand parents who were practicing Catholics really stuck to this regimen. How could I not follow their practice? The faithful of olden days are models of this practice. We can do no less. There was even talk that if you jump up when the bells are rung on Easter Sunday, it could make you taller. Happy Easter Sunday to one and all. The Easter egg hunt was expected by the kids then. There was a time when this corner had several of these eggs onmy pocket. They were beautiful to behold. Here’s hoping for a happy Easter to the readers of this paper.

TAKING A SELFIE is turning out to be not just a fad among the young especially in the social media. But how long will it last with them when they see that the ancient generation (parent, grandparents, aunts and uncles) are also avidly doing it “pag may time”? And even the American Psychiatric Association recently confirmed that taking selfies is a mental disorder. The disorder is called selfitis and is defined as the compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self and post them on social media to make up for lack of self-esteem and fill a gap in intimacy. Nevertheless, internet search provider Yahoo estimates that in 2014 alone, about 88 billion photographs will be taken. Many of those will be selfies. In Britain, a survey found that 17% of men and 10% of women take selfies because they enjoy taking good-looking pictures of themselves. US President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron took a selfie with Danish Leader Helle Thorning Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in South Africa. Even Pope Francis had posted a selfie with teenagers at the Vatican. The Ellen DeGeneres-initiated “selfie” at the Oscars may be the most reposted but when it comes to taking the most digital self-portraits, Filipinos hold the record. Two Philippine cities share the distinction of being the “selfie” capital of the world, with at least 258 selfie-takers per 100,000 people, a TIME Magazine report said. Makati and Pasig in Metro Manila produce “more selfies per capita than any other city in the world” based on TIME’s analysis of mapped Instagram data. The southern city of Cebu landed

9th on the list, with 99 selfie-takers per 100,000. More Philippine cities were also included in the TIME list’s top 100. The summer capital Baguio City came in at 16th, Quezon City at 59th and Iloilo at 72nd. Grouped regionally, North America and Europe still dominated the top 100, comprising almost two-thirds of the list of the world’s “selfiest.” Southeast Asian cities are also making their presence felt strongly online, with Philippine cities leading the pack of least 15 other cities in the region. After TIME magazine awarded the title ‘selfie’ capital of the world to the city of Makati and Pasig, Sony Philippines is bringing selfcapture to the next level. Sony unveiled its three new Xperia smartphones and a wearable gadget, which are all great companions for users who love take selfies everywhere even underwater or in the shower. Based on its blog, the latest Sony smartphones and gadget (Xperia Z1C, Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 tablet and Smartband) are not just water and dust-proof, they also come with innovative features that will surely hook users due to its useful technology. Innovation is about designing with the purpose to create something better and researchers of Sony say that with the Sony SmartBand and Xperia Z2, they feel that they have not only raised the bar for wearable technology but have made life even more entertaining and fun with these devices. After a selfie with an under the sea creature like Dyesebel, can one with an alien from a trillion miles away be forthcoming?

America’s fast changing energy landscape to plant owners. Many electricity generators have mothballed coal plants to skip spending hundreds of millions is scrubbing equipment cost. New power plant installations have chosen NG as fuel because of the same financial advantage. In addition, host communities put up a lot of opposition whenever coal plants poise to operate in their neighborhood making the issuance of environmental permits a contentious proposition which could potentially derail the project viability. The cost of natural gas is about one half that of diesel fuel. That is the reason why many owners of truck fleets have begun switching to NG. Majority of America’s industries rely on trucks to move their goods to the market. Hundreds of millions of dollars are expected to be saved during conversion to natural gas. Oklahoma’s second largest city of Tulsa has all of its city buses and garbage haul trucks now running on NG. Many urban centers now have municipal transport equipment mandated to use NG as fuel. The list of NG users continues to grow. As more gas fields are discovered in America’s heartland, the price of the commodity has helped stabilize the price of other fuels such as gasoline and other finished petroleum products. During the last 24 months, the price of unleaded regular gas ranged around $3.50, give and take a few cents per gallon, and continues to fall especially in areas where competition plays a factor in pricing at the pump. The abundance of NG spawned development in other sectors of the economy that bears watching. In the marine transportation segment, diesel fuel cost is increasing. If one is familiar with New York City’s Statue of Liberty, tourists from Manhattan take a ferry ride to the iconic landmark to enable watching and exploring America’s towering symbol of democracy, a gift by the people of France to the former British

colony during the early days of its founding. Staten Island Ferries is converting all its ships to NG due to huge fuel cost savings and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions by 25%. In the west coast, some Washington ferries are drawing plans to use natural gas in their ships. In 2010, fuel cost account to 11% of shipping lines’ expenses but that number has jumped to 30% now. Totem Ferries with its 6 ships expects to save $8 million a year by using NG. From its northern neighbor in Canada, BC Ferries conducted a study on the benefits of using NG. It spends $120 million annually in diesel fuel cost, second only to employee wages. In the case of one vessel, Queen of Capilano, its conversion to NG would yield annual savings of $1.9 million. The conversion of its 12 vessels would result in $29 million yearly savings. Cars and light trucks previously using gasoline can now be converted to NG using aftermarket kits that cost as much as $2,500. Cost of recovery of conversion cost hovers between 3 years or less depending on the amount of driving one does. Most cities now have NG stations so refueling is no longer an issue for many. So how are these developments relevant to the Philippines?

The Gospel on Sunday APRIL 20, 2014 EASTER SUNDAY John 20: 1 - 9 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag’dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb. So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”

The answer lies in the Filipinos’ day to day lives which notably rely on diesel fuel to run buses, trains, cars, taxi cabs, transport ships, boats and fishing trawlers. The country’s 7,100 islands need to be fed, supplied with food, construction materials, electricity and other materials that require petroleum to let the economy grow. Converting a big portion of its fuel consumption to natural gas is a win-win for the environment and of the economy being cheaper and cleaner. Pacific Rim producers from Alaska to Indonesia, East Timor, Malaysia, Myanmar and Australia have big potential to be major suppliers of NG. New NG fields in Qatar and Iran are also poised to be shipped to the Asian markets because of oversupply in that part of the world. Onshore infrastructure needs to be constructed in major islands where there is much concentration of consumer industries in Luzon, Cebu, Panay and Mindanao to enable users to have easy access to this valuable commodity. Tordillo can be reached through his e-mail address jackman132001@yahoo.com for comments. Peter then came out with the other disciple, and they went toward the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first; and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb; he saw the linen cloths lying, and the napkin, which had been on his head, not lying with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.


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6 Fil-Chinese chambers donate 500 houses, 10 classrooms PALO, LEYTE - Go Tic Ching, president of the Tacloban Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (TFCCCI), said that the Federation of the Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (FFCCCII) would be constructing 500 houses and 5 2-room school buildings in Barayong, this town, one of the resettlement areas identified by local government officials for constituents from the “no build zones”. He said that Dr. Alfonso Siy, president of FFCCCII and Dr. Lucio Tan, chairman emeritus of the organization, together with Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Carlos L. Petilla led the guests during the groundbreaking held April 11. Aside from Siy and Tan, 25 other officers of the FFCCCII were present. Alan Cabigon, FFCCCII Regional Governor for Eastern Visayas was also present. Energy Secretary Petilla said the Fil-Chinese’s largesse would build a village already. “It is definitely a village within a village,” he said, adding that “Leyte (has) received more than its share of classrooms under the Schools for the Barrio program of the Federation, more than any other provinces in the country.” Siy, on the other hand, said that if Dr. Lucio Tan, chairman emeritus of the FFCCCII, will like the outcome of the friendship village, he might add more units. “Dr. Tan is one of the most generous people in the Philippines,” president Siy said. He added that they also have similar projects elsewhere in the country. “Right now we are constructing 300 houses for the people affected by typhoon Sendong in Compostela Valley, Cagayan.” It was learned that the construction of the 500 houses would cost P40 to P45 million while the school buildings, totaling to 10 classrooms in all, will be at P2 million. Construction starts next month. FFCCCII secretary general Fernando Gan said that the materials are pre-fabricated and there will be five units to a row house. Each unit will have an area of 21 square meters, with a common comfort and bathroom per row house. The funding for the project comes from the different affiliated organizations led by the FFCCCII Foundation Inc. like the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Associations of the Philippines, World News Daily, Filipino-Chinese Amity Club, Overseas Chinese Alumni Association of the Philippines, Filipino-Chinese Shin Lian Association, and the Philippine Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. By Vicky C. Arnaiz

New Zealand Now: World Class education awaits Filipino Scholars THE NEW Zealand Embassy is once again inviting eligible students from the Philippines to apply for postgraduate development-related studies at a tertiary institution in New Zealand through the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship program. The New Zealand ASEAN Scholars (NZAS) awards are open to qualified candidates from the public, private, and civil society sectors who want to pursue further studies in the fields of agriculture, tourism, governance, public sector, trade, development, disaster risk management, climate change adaptation, and renewable energy. An indicative allocation of 18 scholarships is made available for Filipinos who desire to obtain a postgraduate degree in New Zealand commencing in 2015. Applicants will be selected on merit, including the development benefits of their proposed course of study. Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate leadership qualities and potential for future leadership. Priority will also be given to applicants who have demonstrated high academic achievements especially in their undergraduate degree. The program aims to empower individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to contribute to the economic, social, and political development of the ASEAN region. The scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Aid Programme for post-graduate study at New Zealand institutions in the subject areas most needed for the development of your country. Applications for the 2014 scholarships close on 15 July 2014. Further information, including eligibility and application form, can be found at the New Zealand Embassy website http:// www.aid.govt.nz/funding-and-contracts/scholarships/eligiblecountries/philippines For further queries or clarifications, please contact Ms. Reina P. Lino, NZAS Programme Administrator of Bato Balani Foundation Inc. at (632) 8925462 or e-mail bbfi@diwamail.com.

“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.” - Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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CSC pays tribute to 4 state workers who perished on duty during ‘Yolanda’ TACLOBAN CITY – Four public servants from Tacloban City and Leyte, who died in the line of service in the midst of typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) will be honored on April 14, at the Civil Service Commission Regional Office-8 according to Regional Director Victoria F. Esber. The four are Salvacion Avestruz of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA and three fireman from the Tanauan Leyte Fire Station namely FO2 Rolando S. Cinco, FO2 Melquiades S. Baguio. and FO1 Felix G. Miranda. Director Esber said the four perished in the line of duty during the super typhoon. Avestruz, an employee of Pagasa is still missing, while the three firemen were rescuing residents of Calogcog village in Tanauan early morning of November 8, 2013, when the rising waters dragged their fire truck a kilometer away from the area. “This is a tribute to the men and women in the government workforce who died while in the performance of their duties,” Esber added. She said that the Pamanang Lingkod Bayani (PLBi) Executive Committee has initially selected four beneficiaries in our area. The others who died in service, but still lack the necessary documentation, will be honored in another date and venue. The beneficiary family of the four deceased public servants will receive a citation, a cash assistance of P 100,000 each, and scholarships in state universities and colleges for their dependents. By Vicky C. Arnaiz

Roxas personally hands over RAY checks to Leyte governor, city and town mayors

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas hands over P 31-million worth of checks to Baybay Vice Mayor Michael L. Cari in a visit to the city on the afternoon of Thursday (April 10). With them (L-r) are Leyte 5th district Rep. Jose Carlos L. Cari who was celebrating his birthday that day, Mayor Leonardo “Sandy” Javier Jr. of Javier town and the LMP national president and Leyte Governor Dominic Petilla. TACLOBAN CITY - The national government has made available almost P1.8 billion for the rehabilitation of vital public buildings owned and operated by local government units in Yolandaaffected areas, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas announced during his visit to Leyte on April 9 and 10. According to Roxas, the government through the DILG, will release the funds amount-

ing to P1,791,400,000 beginning this month, subject to the complete submission by local government units of required documents. Roxas toured Yolanda-affected areas in Leyte province to personally distribute the rehab fund checks to mayors who had submitted all the needed documents. He said that the P1.79-billion fund is only the first batch of rehabilitation fund for LGU-owned buildings. The

second batch, amounting to P358,348,047.54, is still being processed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Roxas explained that the special funding was made possible through the Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda (RAY) — the national government’s strategic plan to guide the recovery and reconstruction of the economy, lives, and see

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Our Summer Destination this week is Palompon’s Abre Grande segment and Surfing in Dulag. We enjoin resort owners, gimikan and eventologists to call us if you want coverage. Contact Lalaine at 0918-923-4408 or 0917-795-6172!

EASTER ... from P. 1 Memorial. Town officials also timed their Abre Grande with the distribution of livelihood assistance to their fisher folks like nonmotorized bancas and fish-aggregating device or “payao”. In the afternoon, there would be contests between participants from various high schools of the town on stand-up paddling, kayaking, swimming, rappelling and even scuba diving. There would also be volleyball and chess games. Bacalla said one of the interesting and fun to watch would be a “tug-ofboat” where the participants would be on boats and tug at each other until one gives in. The awarding of the

A young woman tries her hand at rappeling. winners will be on the evening at the “Night Market”. To ensure that the activities would be a success, the town recently sponsored a clinic for the students of various high schools on

how to use the stand up paddles, kayaks, and other sporting events that would be held that day. There are also events for non-residents, said Bacalla. For a minimal fee,

they can try stand up paddling, rent kayaks and other gears. This is the second year the town has launched its summer festivities with an Abre Grande on Easter.

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19th IB commander, ex-rebels intensify mini-farms KANANGA, LEYTE - Lt. Col. Nedy Espulgar, commanding officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion, said the military will continuously assist former rebels to avail and intensively implement LBP’s mini farm program. He also urges them to include their relatives in the endeavor. This is the military official’s commitment, in his avid interest to help former enemies to earn and live decent lives. He said this during a visit of Mr. Domingo Diaz, LBP Director and Mr. Gil Carandang, the Father of Philippine Organic Farming, at the 19th IB’s camp at Brgy. Aguiting, this town on Saturday, April 12. Diaz and Carandang, together with other LBP staff, were warmly welcomed by the military and 20 former rebels who also helped the 19th in the preparations. The duo’s visit was arranged purposely to evaluate the status of the model organic garden for all of the clusters held by the military in the “Bangon Sustainable Integrated Natural Organic Mini Farm Program”. The 300 square meters commando organic garden, which is a parcel of the “Bangon Alpha Kananga Cluster”, has also passed the standard protocol of the mini farm program as surveyed by Carandang. With the said project, the 19th IB will be maintaining

four out of the 11 clusters organized by LBP through the Land Bank Countryside Development Foundation Incorporated (LCDFI). The four clusters are Kananga, San Isidro, Calubian and Jaro with a planting area of not less five hectares. The mini-farm program is specially designed for vegetable growers. Under the said concept, a grower is guaranteed to gain a net monthly income of not less than P 10,000.00 for a 1,000 square meter farm area. In the said farm size, raising swine and poultry may also be integrated. Also in this concept, vegetable growers will learn methods of land preparation and management as well as formulating natural fermented solutions to enhance the growth of vegetables and to control pests and diseases. Lt. Col. Espulgar believes that the mini farm concept is the ultimate tool that can be a show window to best address the dilemma of poverty thriving not just in former rebels but also in most communities. Director Diaz, during the second follow-up session on the “Sustainable Integrated Natural Organic Mini Farm Program” held at Brgy. Lemon, Capoocan, Leyte on Friday, April 11, said the LCDFI was initially negotiating the leading malls in Cebu as potential market for the vegetables which will be produced later by the clusters. PR

Toto Locsin Jr. launches artificial reef project ORMOC CITY – Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo “Toto Jr.” Locsin of this city launched an artificial reef project at Brgy. Naungan, this city, on Wednesday, April 8, with help of Brgy. Chairman Rafael Taneo and members of the Naungan-San Juan Mangrove Planters Association (NASAMPA). The vice-mayor, 39 years old and known to be an environmentalist, said the project was his own initiative and financed by donations from family friends. They are Mrs. Chinggay Almeda Lopez, his “Ninang” Mrs. Linda Lagdameo, Ms. China Jocson and Ms Camilla Sundman. 12 artificial “reef balls” were dropped to the sea that day, while a 13th one remained at the barangay hall as a “demo” unit. The vice mayor said they are still seeking for more donors and that he targets to launch 500 artificial reefs at the Ormoc Bay. He is upbeat that his simple cause for the environment and welfare of fishermen in the area was already calling the attention of people who matter. Locsin said that together with his friend, Joe Enero, they researched and designed the “reef balls” themselves, based on various models they’ve seen in other places. The vice-mayor is a diving and surfing enthusiast and is at his element in the sea. He even dived with the fisher folks to see for himself

Menarini launches “Commit to Control PE” advocacy among Filipino couples

MENARINI, THE world’s largest Italian biopharmaceutical company in the world, launched the “Commit to Control PE” advocacy for couples recently at the Marquee Hall of Edsa Shangri-La Manila. With the aim to educate Filipino couples on the issue of premature ejaculation (PE), Menarini invited celebrity couples and medical practitioners to discuss the issue and provide significant insights and suggestions on how to deal and overcome the disorder. According to Dr. Cai de Quiroz, medical director of Menarini, one in three men suffer from PE and that 20% of relationships and marriages break down because of it. Perceived causes of PE among Filipino men include stress (47%), unhealthy lifestyle (40%), fatigue (38%), and anxiety (38%). Because the issue has always been kept under the sheets, so to speak, Menarini believes that there is a need to discuss the topic of PE especially that 83% of Filipino men and 82% of Filipino women agree that mutual sexual satisfaction plays a very important role in a successful relationship.

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Top celebrity couples Anthony and Maricel Laxa-Pangilinan, Paolo and SuziEntrata-Abrera, and Lander and RegineTolentino-Vera Perez shared valuable insights and experiences on how to ensure that relationships are satisfying for both partners. Popular psychologist on sex therapy Dr. Margie Holmes and Dr. Dennis Serrano of the UP-PGH also provided a scientific perspective on the issue. “Men with PE often report emotional and relationship distress and some avoid pursuing sexual relationships altogether because of PErelated embarrassment. But the issue is not isolated to men as female partners also experience emotional and psychological distress which often leads to unwanted stress in the relationship,” says RJ Ledesma, who hosted the launch. The good news is that couples do not need to suffer from the effects of the disorder to their relationship. “An effective solution is coming soon. You may consult your doctor or visit the website we built to help sufferers find the doctor for him so he gets the proper treatment,” says Dr. de Quiroz. (For more information, visit www.controlPE.ph.) PR

ORMOC VICE MAYOR LEO CARMELO LOCSIN JR (in white T-shirt and holding the right end of the banner), Naungan barangay chairman Rafael Taneo (beside the VM) and members of the Naungan-San Juan Mangrove Planters Association (NASAMPA) posing for posterity to remember the launching activity. the reef balls as they descended to the bottom of the sea. The artificial reefs were hauled to the deep part of the sea with a “floater” or a raft from Petron Corporation. He was also happy to see that around 50 fisher folks came to help in the launching of the reefs “bayanihan style”. “I could only offer them lunch”, he said, “but they are more than happy to help. They know that what we are doing will benefit them in the long run.” The NASAMPA, just a few weeks ago, also received 50 motorboats from the Ro-

tary Club of Makati South donated through Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez. The congresswoman and vice-mayor Locsin are political allies in the Liberal Party. Brgy. Chairman Rafael Taneo, on the other hand, said he was enthusiastic with Locsin’s project, saying that a few years back, the same area also had artificial reefs. However, because they were smaller than what Locsin designed and it was a long time ago already,

most have crumbled already. Based on their experience, he said that they believe artificial reefs help increase the fish population. He added that the problem of “illegal fishers” in the area has been minimized already, if not totally eradicated. With the motorboats that they got, and the artificial reefs to boot, barangay chairman Taneo said he is confident their fish catch will increase and give fisher folks a decent income. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Regardless of construction method, artificial reefs generally provide hard surfaces where algae and invertebrates such as barnacles, corals, and oysters attach; the accumulation of attached marine life in turn provides intricate structure and food for assemblages of fish.

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

This is to notify the public that Mr. Gabriel D. Kirong, who appears in the photograph above, is no longer connected with the Philippine National Bank (PNB). Any transaction entered by him purporting to be in behalf of PNB shall not be honored. Any information as to his whereabouts shall be greatly appreciated and may be communicated to Cesar P. Engcoy, Jr, Area Head, Samar-Leyte Area, with office address at PNB Cor. Sto. Nino-Justice Romualdez Sts., Tacloban city, 6500, and office landline (053) 325-4592 or (053) 523-2814.” Paid Adv’t


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KC Concepcion visits women, children of Dulag

Sa Hospital: Doc: Mrs., si Mister ba ay nag-e-exercise? Mrs. Opo naman Doktor! Doc: Anong exercise? Mrs.: Iba-iba po! Minsan, nagbubuhat ng sariling bangko, tumatakbo sa utang, pero kadalasan ay nilalakad ang mga estafa

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Father: nagkaroon ba ng maraming lahi si Hudas? Sagot ni Father: Oo naman, karamihan sa mga kamag-anak niya ay napunta sa Pilipinas at naging opisyal sa gobyerno! - By Bebot B.

ROXAS ... from P. 6 livelihoods in areas devastated by the Super Typhoon. The objective of the plan is to restore the economic and social conditions of Yolandaaffected areas to their pretyphoon levels, while also establishing a higher level of disaster resiliency. “Bahagi ito ng pagsisikap ng pamahalaan na pabilisin ang normalisasyon sa mga lugar na nasalanta ng bagyo at maibalik ang regular na serbisyo ng LGU sa mamamayan sa lalong madaling panahon,” he added. The DILG has instructed all LGUs affected by Yolanda to submit their Program of Works (POW) for the rehabilitation of damaged public buildings in their respective areas, particularly the provincial, city, and municipal halls, public markets and civic centers. Of the 14 provinces and

171 cities and municipalities falling within the 50 km. radius of Typhoon Yolanda’s path, four provinces and 146 municipalities and cities were reported to have sustained significant damages on the three priority facilities. The biggest chunk of the rehabilitation fund for cities and municipalities go to Tacloban City, which gets P230,687,979.22 for the repair of the city hall, public market, and the Tacloban City Convention Center or “Astrodome”. For the provinces, Leyte received the biggest funding with allocation amounting to P801,804,911.17, or about 45 percent of the total rehabilitation fund. Allocation for the other provinces in Region 8 include P19,917,634.41 for Biliran; P100,219,564.57 for Eastern Samar; and P16,528,192.25 for Western Samar. PR/DILG

MERCADO ... from P. 4 reviewing officer Capt. Elbert Curtis wrote. The US shredded Marcos’ claims regarding Maharlika. President Aquino scuppered House Resolution 1135 which urged a Libingan burial for Marcos. Across town, some of 9,541 Marcos victims received this March, their second $1,000 check awarded by the US District Court of Hawaii. It found Marcos “liable for systematic torture, summary executions and disappearances.” Walter Dacumos was one of those who got a check, writes Inquirer’s Ceres Doyo, also a victim. He recalled how then 2Lt. Panfilo Lacson stepped on his chest. “Inapakan ako sa dibdib. I was given the water cure. I was in detention with Ricky Lee (who became a scriptwriter). He vomited blood and so did I.” And what will he do with his P50,000? “I will buy myself a good bed,” he said softly without batting an eyelash.” Araw ng Kagitingan rites matter because “we forget at the cost of betrayal”. Amnesia over past crimes “reflects a weak sense of the nation and of the common good,” Sociologist John Carroll writes in “A Nation in Denial.” “Unless (the country reaffirms) those values, it may be condemned to forever wander in the valueless power plays among the elite.” Who said “remembering with undiminished intensity, over time does not make us curators of our ancestors’ grievances.” It buttresses against corrosive national amnesia.

DULAG, LEYTE - Actress KC Concepcion was in this town this week to visit women and children in the town that are supported by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Ms Concepcion is WFP’s National Ambassador against Hunger in the Philippine since 2008 and more than just lending the face of a celebrity to the humanitarian agency, KC “walked the talk” last November when Typhoon Yolanda hit Eastern Visayas. The World Food Programme said the young actress immediately donated over P 3-million for them to be able to mobilize soonest and provide food assistance to the typhoonhit areas. One of the hardest hit towns in Leyte is Dulag, which faces the Pacific. Despite the tragedy, locals continue to believe that they were saved by a miracle. There are accounts that a lady in a blue cassock was seen riding a giant wave as it barreled through the ocean towards the town and with a movement of her hand, redirected the waves, saving them from its full force. KC visited Brgy. Buntay where she was warmly welcomed by the locals and barangay chairman Felipe Diorico. She joined WFP staff and partners to distribute ready-toeat supplementary food and micronutrient powder to the locals, and handfed a few kids. She expressed her joy to see that despite their hardships, the kids and their parents were wreathed in smiles and excited to receive her. After visiting Brgy. Buntay, KC Concepcion and party,

to include Praveen Agrawal, WFP Philippines representative and country director, dropped by the municipal hall of Dulag for a short program. The WFP delegates were personally welcomed by Mayor Manuel Sia Que. During the program, Praveen Agrawal lauded KC’s commitment to her role as their Ambassador against Hunger in the Philippines. He said KC regularly visits WFP operations to raise awareness about hunger in conflict-affected areas and supports relief operations. KC also actively raises funds for the WFP, one of which is auctioning some of her favorite personal items on eBay, through KC’s Closet. “KC brings synergy to our efforts in the country by promoting collaboration and taking initiatives. Her contribution enabled WFP to assist more families in the typhoonstricken areas”, said Agrawal. The WFP is assisting the food needs of 8,000 families with 5,000 children in Dulag alone, not to mention other areas where they operate. Since the relief phase has ended, WFP is transitioning to supporting livelihood-based activities for the early recovery of the victims. WFP has supported around 3-million people in areas hit by Yolanda through cash assistance and nutrition programmes implemented in partnership with the national government. It is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide and each year, on the average, feeds more than 90-million people in 70 countries.

KC Concepcion feeds a child. Photo courtesy of WFP

Malaysian Lions distribute solar lamps, other items THE SECOND batch of Lions from Malaysia arrived here in Ormoc City on April 5 to launch their Solar Lamp Project at Sitio Liberty in Brgy. Camp Downes, in cooperation with the all-male Ormoc Supreme Lions and all-female Ormoc Ultimate Lions Club. The Malaysian Lions were headed by Past President Lion Kenny Tan of Johor Bahru, who was at the same time Program Coordinator and Organizing Chairman of District 308-B1 in Malaysia. Along with him were members of three Malaysian Lions Clubs, namely Lions Club of JB City, Lions Club of JB Metro and Lions Club of JB Tiram City. PP Kenny Tan said their main project initially was only to provide Solar Lamps at first, but on a last minute decision, decided to also give out GI Sheets to 15 households, kitchen utensils, water pipes, biscuits and bottled water to other villagers. The local partner clubs of the Malaysian Lions lauds their foreign counterparts for thinking of the welfare of Yolanda victims in the city. Members also lauded the pivotal role of Ormoc Supreme past president Alfred delos Santos in proposing worthwhile and long-lasting livelihood projects to their foreign counterparts, and the support of the very active Ormoc Ultimate Lions president Beatrize O. Guillemer. To recognize the efforts of their Malaysian counterparts, the Supreme and Ultimate Lions gave certificates of appreciation to Sophia Tan – Pres., Lions Club of JB Metro; Koh Cheng Kim – Pres., Lions Club of JB Tiram City; Francis Lee – Past President of JB City and Kenny Tan – Past President and Organizing Chairman. Their local counterparts who helped out in their distributions were PP Lion Gerry Gonzales, PP Lion Boy Surbano, PP Lion Alfred delos Santos and PP Lion Jens Kruska of the Ormoc Supreme and Pres. Lion Beatriz Guillemer, Lion Khryz Gonzales, Lion Neneng Armea and Lion Tess Kruska of the Ultimates. By Khryz Gonzales

BUY BUST ... from P. 1 “They are going about it carefully”, he said, and a lot of tests like ballistic exams were being done. Ormoc’s tigbakay comes to light The buy bust was done in a “mini cockpit” at the barangay which locals said held cockfights twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. “Tigbakays” or illegal cockfights are a common sight in various barangays in Ormoc City and there has been no sincere effort noted to stop it. The cockpit was reportedly constructed by one “Simban Limbano” who was slated to operate the fund-raising cockfights in the barrio in relation to its fiesta. However, the permit for the cockfights was for

five days in May yet, but locals claim the area has seen many cockfights already. Brgy. Councilor Rodrigo Sasing, in an interview with Power FM, claimed he was the one who suggested to let “Simban” handle the cockfights but when he heard that it started that afternoon, he went there to stop it but got scared when shots rang out. Brgy. Chairman Max Jaballa, in the same interview, however claimed he did not know who Simban was and thought it was a house he constructed on the vacant lot. He said that because of the incident, he plans to scrap holding cockfights in the barangay for the fiesta. SP activates oversight

The Malaysian Lions, their hosts and solar lamp beneficiaries. committee Councilor Vince Rama, before a joint meeting of the committees on Peace and Order and Trade and Commerce, said that for the first time, the council’s oversight committee would be activated with the incident. He noted that, “nothing in the records of the SP shows that the oversight committee had been activated before. Obviously, this would be the first time in 10 to 15 years.” Rama chairs the same committee. Rama said they will be

summoning the barangay chairman and council to probe why a cockpit and an illegal cockfight was allowed to happen that day and the reported previous cockfights. He noted it was something that cannot be concealed. Rama said they would be conducting the probe “in aid of legislation”. The city has an existing ordinance allowing cockfights at least five times during the fiesta period of a barangay and Rama said maybe it was time to review the said ordinance.


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Soliman lauds Mobile Registration Project

ORMOC COUNCIL FACES OFF WITH SMART, GLOBE PERSONNEL. The city council this week inquired with personnel of SMART and Globe Communications why its services has not been fully restored as yet. Both companies said they were doing their best to restore their services to pre-Yolanda level but damages to their facilities were widespread, thinning out their manpower resources. SMART added that the slow signal recently experienced by subscribers was becase sister company Sun Cellular was sharing their signal, causing congestion. (From left: Councilors Roland Villasencio, Bennet Pongos Jr., Mariano Corro, Tommy Serafica, Antonio Codilla, Gerry Penserga and the SMART and Globe personnel.)

JOINT PEACE AND ORDER/ TRADE AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE MEETING. On the proddings of the Ormoc Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. represented by Pres. Nolito Quilang (left), a meeting was held by the concerned SP committees on the matter of the recent robbery at the Cebu Gold Pacific Pawnshop. Pawnshop owners were invited, most of who’ve been victimized by burglars and holduppers in the past, to share their experience and their recommendations. The concensus was consistent as in the past: police visibility and a an effective crime deterrent management plan. The use of tanods as multiplier force as also taken up. A proposed CCTV ordinance shelved in the past would also be re-studied. Nonetheless, it was concluded that what was needed was the will of the executive arm.

Small fishers to retain vital role SMALL FISHERFOLKS will remain vital providers of food from the sea. While fish farming is seen as a major answer to dwindling fish stocks, “small artisanal fishermen who go out to sea still remain the major players,” said Dr. Neil L. Andrew of the World Fish Center. “There are a lot of them out there, but they’re not organized and don’t have a voice,” he told PhilSci. “Many are both farmers and fishers.” The seas must be protected to bring back productivity as the catch is dwindling for some fish stocks, he said. “In general, there are depleted fisheries in the Philippines as elsewhere in the world,” said Andrew, the WorldFish Regional Director for the Pacific. The extent to which world demand for seafood is outrunning the sustainable yield of fisheries can be seen in shrinking fish stocks, declining catches and collapsing fisheries, the Earth Policy Institute reported in a Fact Sheet released March 27. Seafood plays a vital role in world food security. Roughly 3 billion people get about 20 percent of their animal protein from fishery products. In the last 20 years, the world fish catch has hovered around 90 million tons, according to the Earth Policy Institute. The wild fish catch per person has dropped dramatically, from 17 kilograms per person at its height in 1988 to 13 kilograms in 2012, a 37-year low. Over four-fifths of the world’s fisheries are either fully exploited, with no room for safely increasing the catch, or they are already over-fished and in need of rebuilding. Already, small forage fish account for over half the supply of food fish in 36 countries, including the Maldives, the Philippines and Ghana. This year, in what Earth Policy Institute calls “a historical milestone”, people will likely eat more fish from farms than from the wild. As the world’s oceans are fished to their limits, any increase in world fish consumption will come from farms. In 2012, world farmed fish production topped beef production for the first time in modern history. China accounts for 60 percent of farmed fish production worldwide. Fish farming output is expected to increase 33 percent by 2021. WordFish is helping fishers in the Visayas and Mindanao explore new technologies that include tilapia, catfish, rabbit fish (siganid), freshwater prawns and other freshwater species. Sea ranching of seaweed and sea cucumbers are being encouraged. Wild fish play a large role in the production of meat, milk, eggs and farmed fish. Some 6 million tons of fishmeal and 1 million tons of fish oil are produced each year. Nearly all of the fishmeal is fed to farmed fish, pigs and poultry; 74 percent of fish oil goes to fish farms. Some aquacultural producers are scaling back. Between 1995 and 2007, the fishmeal content in shrimp feed dropped from 28 percent to 18 percent. The drop was even more dramatic for salmon, from 45 percent to 24 percent. WorldFish is also encouraging the farming of species that are low in the food chain are being developed as possible feeds to lower the 50 percent to 70 percent feed component of fish farm production; rabbit fish, for instance, is a potential source of fish feed. PhilSci News

PALO, LEYTE - Sec. Corazon “Dinky” Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) lauded the overwhelming support that local government units in Eastern Visayas and other stakeholders showed for the Mobile Civil Registration Project which was launched on April 7 here. Soliman, who led the launching of said project at the Tierra de Milagros Resort, said the mobile registration is an important step to early recovery, not only of the individual but the community. She thanked the organizations that pushed for the project so that more than 20 towns and 2 cities can be covered. “Documents are proof of the identity of a person. With (his identity established) a person will have the access to … benefits and claims after disasters,” said Soliman. Through the project, processing and releasing of important documents like birth, death and marriage certificates can be done at the community level. It is a known fact that many Yolanda victims, especially in the hardest hit cities and towns, lost their documents. To facilitate the processing of these documents, mobile registration was introduced. The project immediately got the support of chief executives like Mayor Christopher Sheen Gonzales of Guiuan, Gov. Conrado Nicart of the Province of Eastern Samar and Gov. Dominic Petilla of Leyte because it would help their constituents. The project was conceptualized and initiated by Dialogue and Empowerment through Alternative Legal Services Inc. (IDEALS), United Nations High Commisioner for Refugees (UNHCR), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) International Organization for Migration (IOM), Department Of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Interior and Local Government DILG, Office of Civil Defense, OXFAM and the Interchurch Organization for Development Cooperation (ICCO). Soliman said that she is happy with the support of the LGUs, as well as the UN agencies, IDEALS and their allied NGOs for the project. The recipients of the project include the typhoon-displaced residents of Tacloban City, Palo, Tanuan, and Tolosa in the first district of Leyte; Villaba, San Isidro, Tabango, Isabel, Matag-ob,and Ormoc City in the 3rd and 4th districts of Leyte; Basey and Marabut in Samar; Lawaan, Balangiga, Quinapondan, Giporlos, Guiuan, Salcedo, Mercedes, and Hernani in Eastern Samar. Through mobile registration, releasing of important documents like birth, marriage and death certificates can be

Leyte vice-governor Carlo Loreto exhorts the crowd at Albuera, Leyte not to lose hope. In a speech that took a religious flavor, the vice governor quoted The Book of Ecclesiastes telling them that there is a time for everything. That day, he said, it was the time for them to be able to rebuild their homes, something that looked almost impossible to do after they lost their houses to Yolanda. The Vice Governor helped Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez distribute the 1,000 shelter kits she got from the Sultanate of Oman.

Maasin City vies for nutrition award TACLOBAN CITY – Maasin City, the capital of Southern Leyte, is among three LGUs vying for this year’s Nutrition Honor Award (NHA). The NHA is the highest nutrition award conferred by the National Nutrition Council (NNC) annually. This was announced last week by newly designated Regional Nutrition Program Coordinator for Eastern Visayas Dr. Catalino “Kattie” Dotollo. He said that a multisectoral team will make a pre-evaluation of Maasin City during the Holy Week. Assistant Secretary of Health and NNC’s Executive Director Maria-Bernardita T. Flores will lead the interagency National Evaluation Team (NET) in conducting the validation visits to the nominated LGUs from April to May 2014. “The NNC-8 gives its full support to the City of Maasin as they vie for nutrition’s highest award. They have passed many resolutions last year in support for the nutrition programs and to engage the people of Maasin to actively participate the local government unit’s nutrition programs,” Dr. Datollo said. Maasin City Mayor Maloney Samaco, on the other hand, said they are hopeful they can bag the highest award this year, having worked hard for good facilitated at the community level. Soliman said that she is so happy with the support of the LGUs as well as the UN agencies, IDEALS and their allied NGOs and with the national government especially PSA, this only means immediate reconstruction in Eastern Visayas she added. PIA 8 with Lizbeth Ann A. Abella

nutrition practices and the best interest of the pre-school and school-aged children of the city. Last year, Maasin bagged the NNC’s Crown Award for the second time with a half a million pesos cash incentive. The cash prize was used to further curb malnutrition and improve the nutrition needs of the children of the city. “This is a challenge to us because Maasin City has 85,200 population based on the 2010 Census. To have a healthy populace, this is a big nutritional challenge,” Mayor Samaco said. The other LGUs vying for the award are the Ifugao Province in the Cordillera

Administrative Region and the Municipality of Lal-lo, Cagayan in Region II, according to the NNC website. Annually, the NNC honors LGUs that have shown efficient and effective management of its nutrition program consistently for the past 5 years. The nutrition programs of the LGUs shall result in the low prevalence of underweight pre-school and school-age children. The Awardees of NHA will get a cash incentive of P 1-Million. In 2011, the Municipality of Limasawa, Southern Leyte won the Nutrition Honor Award. It was the first for the province and Eastern Visayas region. By Vicky C. Arnaiz

TESDA adopts Green Helmets tech on building houses

CALUBIAN, LEYTE - The TESDA-Calubian National Vocational School here, in partnership with the Green Helmets – a nongovernment organization based in Germany - and Palompon Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently conducted a 4-day Trainers’ Training in Carpentry. Present during the opening program were TESDA 8 Regional Director Cleta M. Omega, TESDA-Leyte Provincial Director Loreta D. Banario, Ms. Perla Lucas from the National Trainers Training Academy of TESDA-Central Office, the Green Helmets volunteers headed by Mr. Martin Marke Mikat and Mr. Hannes Zahner, Palompon Chamber of Commerce & Industry president Ms Warblitz Martinez, the school administrator Ms Daisy L. Lagaday and Ms Jenna from Save the Children. Ms Lagaday, in her welcome remarks, said she was happy for the concerted efforts and support of all partners. Ms Martinez, on the other hand, recalled how she was able to invite Green Helmets to come to the Philippines to help the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, especially in their town. The Regional Director Cleta M. Omega was also grateful and thankful for the support of its partners who shared a common goal and understanding. The purpose of the training is to train instructors in the use of Green Helmets model. It is expected that after the trainers’ training, TESDA can use the Green Helmets technology in building a house. It was noted that the Green Helmets model house is quite different from the design commonly used by Filipinos. It is considered typhoon and earthquake resistant but economical. It is for these reasons that TESDA and CNVS was interested to get the technology of the Green Helmets so that its instructors can adopt it in carpentry. It is also hoped that with the support of other NGOs or LGUs, more houses can be built using the Green Helmets model. 19 participants joined of the training. Some came from TESDA schools in Samar, Leyte, and from RTC-Cebu. Others came from private tech-voc schools, DepEd Calubian South and the rest were carpenters. PR


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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that GEMMA LIRAY CASTILLO, petitioner, has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from JAREEN CLARK to DARYLL CLARK in the Certificate of Live Birth of JAREEN CLARK BATULANON LIRAY who was born on July 15, 1998 at CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose parents are RENEBOY M. CASTILLO and GEMMA B. LIRAY bearing registry number 98-1890. Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 11, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that GIL LEOVIGILDO A. ANCHETA, petitioner, has field with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from LEOVIGILDO to GIL LEOVIGILDO in the Certificate of Live Birth of LEOVIGILDO ALABADO ANCHETA who was born on February 14, 1965 at BO. TRINIDAD, CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose parents are ROSEIN ANCHETA and VICTORIA ALABADO, bearing registry number 161. Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 25, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ENGRACIO C. OSTULANO, petitioner, has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from JUNTI to JONGIE in the Certificate of Live Birth of JUNTI O. DOMAYAN who was born on May 22, 1986 at BRGY. CABATUAN, CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose parents are JOSE DUMAYAN and CHARITO OSTULANO bearing registry number 87-0003. Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 25, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that AMIE M. PALIMA, petitioner, has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from ROSARIO to AMIE in the Certificate of Live Birth of ROSARIO M. PALIMA who was born on December 08, 1975 at TINAMBACAN DISTRICT, SAMAR and whose parents are FLORENCIO PALIMA and EPIFANIA MONTEHERMOSO bearing registry number 41 (A-76). Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 15, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Province of Western Samar Municipality of Sto. Niño OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that Maria Niña Paringit Jao has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from MARIA GINA to MARIA NIÑA birth certificate of Maria Niña Juntilla Paringit who was born on January 15, 1976 at Baras, Sto. Niño, Samar and whose parents are Norberto N. Paringit and Genara P. Juntilla. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than _____. (Sgd.) SIMEON N. PARINGIT, JR. Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014

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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0009-2014 April 2, 2014 In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JOHNNIDEL COLARTE SUAZO has filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in the gender of the child from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the Certificate of Live Birth of JOHNNIDEL COLARTE SUAZO who was born on May 28, 1989 at Kananga, Leyte and whose parents are ANTONIO SUAZO and LILIA COLARTE Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than April 21, 2014. (Sgd.) ENGR. NEWTON A. ISAAC Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail April 7-13, & 14- 20, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF SAMAR Municipality of Sta. Margarita OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that ANA MARCIAL RAZ has filed with this Office a petition for Change of First Name from LORALIE to MA. RHEALENE in the Certificate of Live Birth of LORALIE MARCIAL RAZ who was born on December 17, 1975 at Sta. Margarita, Samar and whose parents were LEODEGARIO C. RAZ and ANA MARCIAL – RAZ. Any person having knowledge and/or claiming interest or may be adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than 25 February 2014. (Sgd.) ENGR. AIVIZE G. LIBUNAO Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail April 7-13, 14-20, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that BEN JOSEPH RENTUZA OLASIMAN, petitioner, has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from BEN JOSEPH OLORIN to BEN JOSEPH in the Certificate of Live Birth of BEN JOSEPH OLORIN RENTOSA OLASIMAN who was born on November 26, 1986 at CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose parents are BENJAMIN A. OLASIMAN and JUDYLINE RENTUZA bearing registry number 86-00936. Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 21, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail April 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte -o0oSP. PROC. NO. H-529 IN RE: PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF EVANGELINA LANZAROTE TO EVANGELINA LANZAROTE-CAGABHION and CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH AND MARRIAGE CONTRACT OF EVANGELINA LANZAROTE CAGABHIONMALANGUIS, EVANGELINA LANZAROTE CAGABHIONMALANGUIS, -Petitioner, -versusCIVIL REGISTRAR OFFICE OF BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE; and NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE (NSO), Respondent. x----------------------x ORDER Petitioner- EVAGELINA LANZAROTE CAGABHION- MALANGUIS, assisted by counsel, filed a Petition for Change of Name and Correction of entries in her certificate of Live Birth and Marriage Contract Cancellation registered with the Civil Registrar of Baybay City, Leyte. In support of their petition, the petitioner aver, THAT: she is of legal age, Filipino, widow and residents of Brgy. Poblacion, Inopacan, Leyte, Philippines; she was born on April 25, 1958 in Brgy. Maitum, Baybay, Leyte, her biological parents are Ernesto Cagabhion and Estrella Lanzarote (both are deceased); she was born out of wedlock hence she follows the last name of her mother “Lanzarote”; on February 13, 1959 her parents contracted marriage and after the marriage the petitioner adopted the surname of her father as early as elementary days, she was public known in the name of EVANGELINA LANZAROTE CAGABHION – MALANGUIS and she openly and continuously use such name; aside from change of name she also seek the correction of clerical error regarding her maiden name LANZAROTE was misspelled as LANSAROTE, her birth date shows that she was born on May 4, 1958 when in truth she was born in April 24, 1958; the petitioner contracted marriage with MARCIANO A. MALANGUIS; in the Marriage Contract the last name of her husband was misspelled as MALANGIS and her maiden name was misspelled as LANSAROTE, therefore, prayed that her name be change from “EVANGELINA LANZAROTE” to “EVANGELINA LANZAROTE CAGABHION”; her maiden name from “LANSAROTE” to “LANZAROTE”; her birth date from “May 4, 1958” to “April 25, 1958”; the last name of her husband from “Malangis” to “Malanguis” WHEREFORE, finding the Petition to be sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on July 8, 2014 at 8:30 in the morning 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.

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0362 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2912-0137) Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name ARLYN NENEZ Applicant/ 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: BAYBAY-BUNGA & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 28, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 10th day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: NENEZ, BRGY. CANDA MAN BAYBAY LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N.M. SIA; AVENIDA VETERANOS TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0364 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2013-0463 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name MARIVI G. CAPAROSO Applicant/ 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY – ST, PAUL’S CAMPETIC & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to July 14, 2018. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 30, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 10th day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: M. CAPAROSO; Brgy. San Joaquin, Capoocan, Leyte -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N.M. SIA; AVENIDA VETERANOS TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0518 Application for Issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name JAYSON B. ANIMAS Applicant/S 2ND NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is request authority for the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE for the transportation of passengers and freight on the line: SILAGO – SOGOD, SO., LEYTE & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on April 21, , 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office

at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 2ND day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: J. ANIMAS, BRGY. MAHAYAG, ST. BERNARD, SO. LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL M. SIA Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail April 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0525 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2010-0398 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name MARIA U. SUMAPIG Applicant/S 2ND NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY- SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MARCH 14, 2018. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on April 21, , 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 7th day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: M. SUMAPIG; Brgy. 77, Fatima Village, Bañezville, Tacloban City -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL M. SIA Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail April 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0529 Application for Issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE services With prayer to adopt trade name EVELYN A. LADAN Applicant/S 2ND NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is request authority for the issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE for the transportation of passengers and freight on the line: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on April 21, , 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 7h day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: E. LADAN; Brgy. 10, Lawaan, Eastern Samar -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL M. SIA Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail April 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0536 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2002-1145 Application for Reconstitution of Re-

Published this Order 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 petitioners. Furnished copy of this Order to the Petitioner and her counsel at the given address for them to be present at the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 28th day of March, 2014, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) HON. EPHREM S. ABANDO Executive Judge ESA/csv EV Mail April 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2014

cords With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name HENRY P. COSTELO Applicant/s 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: ISABEL - PALOMPON & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to AUG. 1, 2017. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 29, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: H. P. COSTELO; Brgy. Tabunok, Isabel, Leyte -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N.M. SIA; AVENIDA VETERANOS TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0537 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2006-0001 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a TH services With prayer to adopt trade name MYRNA R. FLORES Applicant/s 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a TH services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII ACCESSIBLE TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC & VICE VERSA with the use of THREE (3) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to FEBRUARY 1, 2016. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 29, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: M. R.FLORES; Blk25, Pase 4 Ext. Brgy. 109-A( V&G), Tacloban city -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N.M. SIA; AVENIDA VETERANOS TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0543 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2000-0261 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name JOSEPH B. GLORIA Applicant/S 2ND NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY- ABUCAY – KASSEL & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MARCH 22, 2015. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on April 22, , 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 7h day of April, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: J. GLORIA; Brgy. 74, NulaTula, Tacloban city -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL M.

April 7-13, 2014 SIA Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail April 7-13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0556 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2009-0060 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE services With prayer to adopt trade name PACIENCIA L. TONGSON Applicant/s 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM GUIUAN, E. SAMAR TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to FEBRUARY 19, 2014. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 29, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: P. L. TONGSON: B10 l17a, Don Juan St., Don Antonio Heights, Quezon City -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N.M. SIA; AVENIDA VETERANOS TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0580 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2003-1806A Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a MINI BUS services With prayer to adopt trade name EVANGELINE M. LABTIC Applicant/s 2nd NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a MINI BUS for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: ORMOC CITY – SAN ISIDRO VIA VILLABA & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to OCTOBER 16, 2013. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 30, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 10th day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: E.M. LABTIC; CAPINAHAN, SAN ISIDRO, LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR STS., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 0693 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2009-0247 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name ROMUALDO P. ARPON JR. Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY-JARO & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to June 9, 2014. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 29, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its

records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 24th day of FEBRUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. ARPON JR., BRGY; BINONGTOAN, ALANGALANG LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 1218 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2007-0327 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV EXPRESS services With prayer to adopt trade name RODOLFO L. MIRANTE Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV EXPRESS for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY - GUIUAN & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MARCH 24, 2014 In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 28, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 31st day of MARCH, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. L. MIRANTE, BRGY. QUINAPONDAN E. SAMAR -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO VIII 2014- 1475 (REF. CASE NO. VIII-2003-1275 Application for Reconstitution of Records With Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a MINIBUS services With prayer to adopt trade name ROBERTO R. BERSALES Applicant/s NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a MINIBUS for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY- CARIGARA & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to SEPT. 13, 2013. In the present application, applicant request authority for reconstitution of records of the said certificate on the same route with the use of the same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on APRIL 30, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 3RD day of APRIL, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R.R. BERSALES; BRGY. PINAMOPOAN, CAPOOCAN LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail APRIL 7- 13, 2014 Deed of Self Adjudication with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late FEDERICO LACBAYO re a parcel of land, with Cadastral Lot NO. 4275-C, Cad 817-D, located at Brgy. Manguinoo, Tinambacan District, Calbayog city, containing an area of 1,458.80 sq. m. under TD No. 99-03010-00316 was adjudicated unto herself by ADELA LACBAYO ANDAYA and sold in favor of ERLINDA M. SIMMERMAN per Doc. No. 239; Page No. 48; Book No. XXXIII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

FR. ROY ... from P. 4 part of the culture of death, on the other hand. What we have is a situation of a sweet poison that is mesmerizing us, leading us to a slow suicide. Obviously in this regard, while we have to use all human and natural means to remedy the predicament, we also have to realize that we need to avail of the spiritual and supernatural means, first of all. Yes, we need a lot of prayers, sacrifice, personal guidance and collective forms of apostolate, etc. These are very effective means, since what we are ranged against are not just natural nemesis, but spiritual and also supernatural, though definitely of the bad kind. Again, the family and the schools play a very crucial role in this. Most of all, the doctrine of self-denial and of carrying one’s cross, as explicitly taught by Christ, should be retailed more widely and effectively. Remember that Christ himself said: “If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” (Mt 16,24) He reassured us this is actually the way to save our life, to find true and lasting joy. We should rather foster a culture of selfforgetfulness, of total selflessness, since as Christ said, “He who loses his life for my sake shall find it.” (Mt 16,25) Let’s hope that this divine message is spread and lived in the family, schools, among friends and colleagues, and in our collective life of politics, business, etc. Erratum: In the Eastern Samar Provincial Ordinance No. 03 Series of 2013 published in the EV Mail issue of EV Mail Mar. 24-30 or its first publication, Section 2 of the said Ordinance should have read: “SECTION 2. COVERAGE. Condonation on the payments of Real Property Taxes can only be availed of provided the real property owners/s shall pay the Special Education Fund (SEF) equivalent also to One percent (1%) of the current assessed value of Real Property covering the taxable year 2014 provided further that the same is paid within the year 2014 otherwise upon failure of the tax payer to comply the assessed tax will be reimposed as unpaid in the succeeding year. “ Said error has already been corrected in the 2nd (EV Mail March 31-April 6) and this issue which is the 3rd and last publication.

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April 7-13, 2014 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 44 8th Judicial Region Bulwagan ng Katarungan Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City Spec. Pro. No. 2014-02-03 For: Petition for Correction of Entry of Birth Records ANTONIETA CHAN FLORES, Petitioner, -versusOFFICE OF THE CIVIL REGISTRAR OF TANAUAN, LEYTE AND THE NATIONAL STATISTICS OFFICE. Respondents. x-------------------------x ORDER Filed with this Court is a verified Petition for Correction of Entry of Birth Records of Antonieta Chan Flores filed by herself with a Special Power of Attorney executed in favor of Gil Noly T. Avila to represent her in the proceedings of the case. Petitioner alleges that she was born on October 23, 1969 in Quezon City to the spouses Donato Candela Chan and Frustosa Capilitan Gulles, who are domiciliaries of Tanauan, Leyte. Due to a series of inadvertences, two Certificates of Live Birth have been issued in the name of the petitioner, to wit: one issued by the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Tanauan, Leyte stating her date of birth as October 23, 1966 and place of birth as Tanauan, Leyte; and another issued by the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Quezon City stating her date of birth as October 23, 1969 and place of birth as Quezon City. From the very start, petitioner has been using the data reflected in her Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Quezon City in all her records. In support thereof, she attaches a copy of her Certificate of Marriage and Driver’s License. She now prays that her Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Tanauan, Leyte be corrected to conform to the correct entries in the Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Quezon City and, thereafter, for the same to be deleted. Finding the petition sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby given due course. Let a copy of this Order be posted in three conspicuous places and published in a newspaper of general circulation for three (3) consecutive weeks in accordance with existing rules and procedure and at the expense of the petitioner. The initial hearing is set on June 4, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before this Court sitting at the Bulwagan ng Katarungan, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City. Any interested person may appear on said date and time and then and there file his/her opposition thereto, if any, and to show cause why the petition should not be granted. Furnish a copy of this Order to the petitioner and/or her counsel, the Local Civil Registrar of

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, BRANCH 7 Eighth Judicial Region Bulwagan ng Katarungan Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City SP. PROC. NO. 2014-02-01 For: ADOPTION IN RE: PETITION FOR ADOPTION MINOR ADAM JACOB PALENCIA BY THE SPOUSES WILFREDO PLECERDA, WITH PRAYER FOR CHANGE OF NAME OF MINOR CHILD FROM ADAM JACOB PALENCIA TO ADAM JACOB PLECIERDA, SPOUSES WILFREDO M. PLECERDA, JR., AND MARIA E. GRACIA PLECERDA, Petitioner. x---------------------------x ORDER A verified petition for adoption of minor ADAM JACOB PALENCIA have been filed by Spouses Wilfredo M. Plecerda, Jr., and Maria E. Garcia Plecerda, praying that the petition be granted. The petition being sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby ordered that it be set for hearing on July 7, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning on which time and date all persons who are opposed to the petition may appear and show cause why the same should not be granted. Let this order be published at the expense of the petitioner in Eastern Visayas Mail a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte and in the City of Tacloban once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks. Let copies of the petition be served upon the Office of the Solicitor General, the DSWD Region VIII, Tacloban City and the Social Worker of this court, Ms. Norie Villero, Office of the Clerk of Court, Tacloban City who are hereby directed to conduct a home study report on the prospective adoptive parents and the child study report on the minor sought to be adopted and the biological parents of the minor. Notify the petitioners and their counsel, the Solicitor General, the Regional Director, DSWD, Region VIII, Tacloban City and Ms. Norie Villero, Social Worker, Officer of the Clerk of Court, Tacloban City. SO ORDERED. GIVEN this 11th day of March, 2014 at Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City. (Sgd.) YOLANDA U. DAGANDAN Assisting Judge YUD: moc EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014 Tanauan, Leyte and the Office of the Solicitor General. SO ORDERED. GIVEN this March 11, 2014 at the Bulwagan ng Katarungan, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City. (Sgd.) ELIGIO P. PETILLA Presiding Judge EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

Republic of the Philippines Province of Eastern Samar Borongan City OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 22nd REGULAR SESSION HELD BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN MEMBERS OF EASTERN SAMAR ON DECEMBER 9, 2013, AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN SESSION HALL, LEGISLATIVE BUILDING, BORONGAN CITY, PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR PRESENT: HON. MARCELO FERDINAND A. PICARDAL …….Presiding Officer FIRST DISTRICT: HON. BYRON M. SUYOT ……. SP Member HON. PEREGERIO R. BALASE ……. SP Member HON. JOJI N. MONTALLANA ……. SP Member HON. CELESTINO A. CABATO ……. SP Member HON. KAREN D. ALVAREZ ……. SP Member SECOND DISTRICT: HON. GORGONIO B. CABACABA …….. SP Member HON. JONAS B. ABUDA …….. SP Member HON. MARIA CARIDAD S. GOTEESAN …….. SP Member HON. NESTORIO O. CABLAO ………SP Member HON. JENNY G. BALDONO ………SP Member PRESIDENT-PCL PROVINCIAL FEDERATION PRESIDENT HON. RONALD ONG ……… Ex-Officio Member PRESIDENT- LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY HON. MARK POL P. GONZALES ……… Ex-Officio Member PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 02, SERIES OF 2013 AN ORDINANCE CONDONING THE PAYMENT OF INTERESTS/PENALTIES ON DELINQUENT REAL PROPERTY TAXES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES SPONSORS: Hon. Jonas B. abuda Hon. Celestino A. Cabato Hon. Byron M. Suyot WHEREAS, with the occurrence of calamity in the province of Eastern Samar and other provinces brought about by super typhoon “Yolanda” last November 8, 2013 that caused irrepairable damage to properties and general failure of crops; WHEREAS, upon the report and recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council the Sangguniang Panlalawiagan declared the entire province under state of calamity; WHEREAS, under the foregoing circumstances pursuant to Article 367 IRR implementing Section 276 of RA 7160 the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is authorized to condone taxes and interests on real properties; BE IT ORDAINED BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR IN ITS REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: SECTION 1.Payment of interest/penalties of delinquent Real Property. Taxes are hereby condoned covering the period of Five (5) Years from 2013 and prior years; SECTION 2.Condonation of interest/penalties can be availed of provided the real Property owner/s shall pay the basic real property tax of One percent (1%) of the current assessed value and the Special Education Fund (SEF) equivalent also of One Percent (1%) of the current assessed value of Real Property covering the Taxable Years from 2009 to the current Taxable Year of 2013; Provided further that this ordinance can be availed of only, if the Real Property Tax owners/s shall pay the basic Real Property Tax and the Special Education Fund (SEF) within the year 2014; SECTION 3. In pursuance hereof, the following conditions are hereby imposed: 1. All back taxes are paid with the above prescribe date; 2. Upon failure of the tax payer to comply the penalties will be reimposed on the unpaid tax; SECTION 4.REPEALING CLAUSE. All existing ordinances inconsistent hereof are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. SECTION 5.SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. Any provision of the ordinance declared unconstitutional or invalid by competent court, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected shall continue in full force and effect. SECTION 6.EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE.This ordinance shall take effect upon compliance with the publication requirement. ENACTED: December 9, 2013

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OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE (EJF NO. 3683) Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under act 3135, as amended, filed on SEPTEMBER 10, 2013, by PAG-IBIG FUND, mortgagee, with principal and office address at Cor. Del Pilar & L. Jaena Sts., Tacloban city, against MA. GEMMA F. RAMOS, mortgagor, of 18 HOLLYWOOD ST., PH. 4 EXT V 7 G SUBD., TACLOBAN CITY, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of AUGUST 13, 2013, amounts to PHP 345,962.97, including principal, interest and penalty charges, but excluding legal costs, such as: sheriff’s fees, attorney’s fees and expenses of foreclosure, the Ex-Officio Sheriff of Leyte, Regional Trial Court, Tacloban City, by and thru the undersigned will sell at public auction on APRIL 28, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the office of Branch 34, Regional Trial court, Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City, to the Highest Bidder, for CASH, MANAGER’S CHECK and

in Philippine Currency, the following property with all improvements, to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TCT #: T-52495 LOT#: Lot 9, Block 10 (Pcs-08-000538-D) LOCATION: Brgy. Calanipawan, Tacloban City AREA: 54 SQ. MTS. Bounded on the: NE., line 1-2 by Road 10 (6.50 m. wide) of this subdivision; SE., line 2-3 by lot 10, Block 10 of this subdivision; SW., line 3-4 by lot 2972, Cad. 220; NW., line 4-1 by lot 8, Block 10 of this subdivision. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on said date, it shall be held on APRIL 30,2014, on the same time and place without further notice. (Sgd.) RUBEN N. VILLACARILLO (3/3/14) Sheriff IV EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE (AMENDED) (EJF NO. 3666)) Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under act 3135, as amended, filed on AUGUST 23, 2013, by PAG-IBIG FUND, mortgagee, with office address at Cor. Del Pilar & L. Jaena Sts., Tacloban City, against ALVIN R. JARO, mortgagor, of PH. 5. B2, L1 V & G SUBD., TACLOBAN CITY, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of AUGUST 6, 2013, amounts to PHP 629,385.76, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, the undersigned will sell at public auction on APRIL 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the office of Branch 34, Regional Trial Court, Tacloban City, to the Highest Bidder, for Cash, Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all improvements, to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TCT #: T-53189 LOT#: lot 32, Block 9 (Psd-08-009496-D) AREA: 72 SQ. MTS. LOCATION: Brgy. Naga-Naga, Tacloban City BOUNDED ON THE: SE., line 1-2 by lot 30, Block 9; SW., line 2-3 by Road lot 8 (6.50 m. wide); NW., line 3-4 by lot 34, Block 9; NE., line 4-1 by lot 31, block 9 all of this subdivision. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on said date, it shall be held on APRIL 30, 2014, on the same time and place without further notice. (Sgd.) RUBEN N. VILLACRILLO (3/3/14) Sheriff IV EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE (AMENDED) (EJF No. 3687) Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under act 3135, as amended, filed on October 3, 2013, by PAGIBIG FUND, mortgagee, with office address at cor. Del Pilar & L. Jaena Sts., Tacloban City, against NILO G. SULLANO, mortgagor, of B20, L16, Molave Village, Kalipayan Sagkahan, Tacloban city, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of September 2, 2013 amounts to PHP 230,822.88, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, the undersigned will sell at public auction APRIL 28, 2014,at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the office of Branch 34, RTC, Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City, to the Highest Bidder, for Cash, Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all improvements, to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TCT#: T-67636 LOT#: Lot32,Block 3 (Pcs-08-000650-D) AREA: 54 Sq. Mts. LOCATION: Brgy. San Jose, Tacloban City BOUNDARIES: NE., line 1-2 by Lot 34, Block 3; SE., line 2-3 by Lot 31, Block 3; SE., line 3-4 by Lot 30, Block 3; NW., line 4-1 by Road Lot 3 (6.50 m. wide). All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time, date and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on said date, it shall be held on APRIL 30, 2014, on the same time and place without further notice. (Sgd.) RUBEN N. VILLACARILLO (3/3/14) Sheriff IV EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

I HEREBY CERTIFY that this is true and accurate copy of the Provincial Ordinance duly enacted by the SangguniangPanlalawigan of the Province of Eastern Samar on December 9, 2013. (SGD.) FRANKLIN N. ROBEDIZO Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan ENACTED BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR IN ITS 22nd REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLED ON DECEMBER 9, 2013 (SGD.) HON. CELESTINO A. CABATO Majority Floor Leader (SGD.) HON. BYRON M. SUYOT (SGD.) HON. JONAS B. ABUDA 1st AssT. Floor Leader/SP Member 2nd Asst. Floor Leader/SP Member (SGD.) HON. PEREGERIO R. BALASE (SGD.) HON.GORGONIO B. SP Member CABACABA SP Member (SGD.) HON. JOJI N. MONTALLANA (SGD.) HON. MARIA CARIDAD SP Member S. GOTEESAN SP Member (SGD.) HON. KAREN D. ALVAREZ (SGD.) HON. NESTORIO O.CABLAO SP Member SP Member (SGD.) HON. JENNY G. BALDONO SP Member (SGD.) HON. RONALD ONG President-Councilors League/Ex-Officio Member HON. MARK POL P. GONZALES President-Liga ngmga Barangay/Ex-Officio Member (SGD.) HON. MARCELO FERDINAND A. PICARDAL Vice-Governor/Presiding Officer APPROVED: (SGD.) HON. CONRADO B. NICART, JR. Governor rrr Republic of the Philippines Province of Eastern Samar Borongan City OFFICE OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE 22nd REGULAR SESSION HELD BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN MEMBERS OF EASTERN SAMAR ON DECEMBER 9, 2013, AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN SESSION HALL, LEGISLATIVE BUILDING, BORONGAN CITY, PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR PRESENT: HON. MARCELO FERDINAND A. PICARDAL …….Presiding Officer FIRST DISTRICT: HON. BYRON M. SUYOT ……. SP Member HON. PEREGERIO R. BALASE ……. SP Member HON. JOJI N. MONTALLANA ……. SP Member HON. CELESTINO A. CABATO ……. SP Member HON. KAREN D. ALVAREZ ……. SP Member SECOND DISTRICT: HON. GORGONIO B. CABACABA …….. SP Member HON. JONAS B. ABUDA …….. SP Member HON. MARIA CARIDAD S. GOTEESAN …….. SP Member HON. NESTORIO O. CABLAO ………SP Member HON. JENNY G. BALDONO ………SP Member PRESIDENT-PCL PROVINCIAL FEDERATION PRESIDENT HON. RONALD ONG ……… Ex-Officio Member PRESIDENT- LIGA NG MGA BARANGAY HON. MARK POL P. GONZALES ……… Ex-Officio Member PROVINCIAL ORDINANCE NO. 03, SERIES OF 2013 AN ORDINANCE CONDONING THE PAYMENT OF REAL PROPERTY TAXES IN THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR FOR THE YEAR 2014 SPONSORS: Hon. Jonas B. Abuda Hon. Celestino A. Cabato Hon. Byron M. Suyot

WHEREAS, with the occurrence of calamity in the province of Eastern Samar and other provinces brought about by super typhoon “Yolanda” last November 8, 2013 that caused irrepairable damage to properties and general failure of crops; WHEREAS, upon the report and recommendation of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council the Sangguniang Panlalawigan declared the entire province under state of calamity; WHEREAS, under the foregoing circumstances pursuant to Article 367 IRR implementing Section 276 of RA 7160 the Sangguniang Panlalawigan is authorized to condone taxes and interests on real properties; BE IT ORDAINED BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR IN ITS REGULAR SESSION DULY ASSEMBLED THAT: SECTION 1.DEFINITION OF TERMS. The following terms when used in this ordinance shall mean as follows: 1. Condonation- to grant exemption on the payment of Real Property Taxes justified by the occurrence of calamity. 2. Real Property – includes all rights, interest and benefits related to the ownership of real state. Ownership of real estate is evidenced by a Certificate of Title, Free Patent or Tax declaration in the absence of Certificate of Title; 3. Assessed Value – is the market value of the property multiplied by the assessment level. SECTION 2. COVERAGE.Condonation on the payments of Real Property Taxes can only be availed of provided the real property owner/s shall pay the Special Education Fund (SEF) equivalent also to One Percent (1%) of the current assessed value of real Property covering the taxable year 2014 provided further that the same is paid within the year 2014 otherwise upon failure of the tax payer to comply the assessed tax will be reimposed as unpaid tax in the succeeding year. SECTION 3.REPEALING CLAUSE. All existing ordinances inconsistent hereof are hereby repealed or modified accordingly. SECTION 4.SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. Any provision of this ordinance declared unconstitutional or invalid by competent court, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected shall continue in full force and effect. SECTION 5.EFFECTIVITY CLAUSE. This ordinance shall take effect upon compliance with the publication requirement. ENACTED: December 9, 2013 I HEREBY CERTIFY that this is true and accurate copy of the Provincial Ordinance duly enacted by the SangguniangPanlalawigan of the Province of Eastern Samar on December 9, 2013. (SGD.) FRANKLIN N. ROBEDIZO Secretary to the SangguniangPanlalawigan ENACTED BY THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN OF THE PROVINCE OF EASTERN SAMAR IN ITS 22nd REGULAR SESSION ASSEMBLED ON DECEMBER 9, 2013 (SGD.) HON. CELESTINO A. CABATO Majority Floor Leader (SGD.) HON. BYRON M. SUYOT (SGD.) HON. JONAS B. ABUDA 1st AssT. Floor Leader/SP Member 2nd Asst. Floor Leader/SP Member (SGD.) HON. PEREGERIO R. BALASE (SGD.) HON.GORGONIO B. SP Member CABACABA SP Member (SGD.) HON. JOJI N. MONTALLANA (SGD.) HON. MARIA CARIDAD SP Member S. GOTEESAN SP Member (SGD.) HON. KAREN D. ALVAREZ (SGD.) HON. NESTORIO O.CABLAO SP Member SP Member (SGD.) HON. JENNY G. BALDONO SP Member (SGD) HON. RONALD ONG President-Councilors League/Ex-Officio Member HON. MARK POL P. GONZALES President-Liga ngmga Barangay/Ex-Officio Member (SGD.) HON. MARCELO FERDINAND A. PICARDAL Vice-Governor/Presiding Officer APPROVED: (SGD.) HON. CONRADO B. NICART, JR. Governor EV Mail Mar. 24-30, 31-Apr. 6, 7-13, 2014


12 Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eight Judicial Region BRANCH 37 (CAIBIRAN) Naval, Biliran LRC Case No. CB-01-2014 IN RE: PETITION FOR ISSUANCE OF A NEW OWNER’S DUPLICATE COPY OF ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE TITLE NO. P-32738 THE SPOUSES ALBERTO N. ACUIN And CLARITA T. ACUIN, Petitioner x-------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner thru counsel praying that after due notice, publication and hearing of the petition, the Honorable Court declare null and void the owner’s duplicate copy of OCT No. P-32738 which has been lost, and to order and direct the Register of Deeds of Biliran, after payments of the fees prescribed by law, to issue in lieu thereof a new owner’s duplicate certificate which shall in all respects be entitled to like faith and credit as the original duplicate, in accordance with Section 109 of Act No. 496, as amended by PD No. 1529.. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, set the initial hearing of this case on June 24, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, which date, time and place any interested person may appear and show cause, if any, why this petition should not be granted. Accordingly, let a copy of this order be published prior to the said date of hearing, once a week for three consecutive weeks, at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Biliran duly authorized by this Court after a raffle conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court, and posting of this order together with copy of the petition at three (3) conspicuous places in the Municipality where the property is located and at the bulletin board at the Hall of Justice of Biliran Province. Furnish copy of this Order and the petition to the Solicitor General, Makati City, the Provincial Prosecutor, Biliran Province, Register of Deeds of Biliran Province, and the petitioner and counsel. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 4th day of March 2014, Hall of Justice, Brgy. Larrazabal, Naval, Biliran. (Sgd.) CONSTANTINO F. ESBER Presiding Judge EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Regional Trial Court 8th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Ormoc City -o0oEJF NO. R-ORM-14-0003-FC FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED VISAYAS GOODWILL CREDIT CORP., Petitioner-Mortgagee, -versusSPOUSES ELMER FELICITA & GLADYS FELICITA, x-----------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by VISAYAS GOODWILL CREDIT CORP. of Ormoc City, against SPOUSES ELMER FELICITA & GLADYS FELICITA of Brgy. Can-Adieng, Ormoc City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of February 4, 2014 amounts to ONE HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHT (Php165,708.95), charges, attorney’s fees, etc. but excluding expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on APRIL 24, 2014, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 35, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, to the highest bidder, for CASH or Manager’s check and in the Philippine Currency, the following property/s with all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 51820 “A parcel of land Lot 7790-C of the sub-division plan, Psd-083738007316-D, being a portion of Lot 7790, Ormoc Cadastre, situated in the Brgy.of Dayhagan, City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NE, points 4-1 by Lot 7790-D of the sub. Div. plan; on the SW, points 1-2 by Lot 10962 Ormoc Cad. Xxx containing an area of ONE NINETY EIGHT (198) square meters, more or less.” 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 April 25, 2014. Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, March 13, 2014. (Sgd.) VIRGILIO D. LENTEJAS, JR. SHERIFF IV MTROVDL151 EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE (AMENDED) (EJF No. 3662) Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under act 3135, as amended, filed on AUGUST 5, 2013, by ALAN TANJUAKIO, mortgagee, with, residence address at Senator Enage St., Tacloban city, against SPS. CARLOS E. MAHINAY AND SUSAN SALDANA, mortgagor, of ALANG-ALANG, LEYTE, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of JULY 26, 2013, amounts to PHP 427,000.00, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, the undersigned with sell at public auction on APRIL 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the office of Branch 34, Regional Trial Court, Tacloban City, to

NOTICES Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region BRANCH 16 Naval, Biliran LRC CASE No. 01-2013 IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OF LOT NO. 121, CAD. 555-D NAVAL CADASTRE HEIRS OF DIOSDADO OBISPO, namely: MARIA GRACIA OBISPO-HERNANDEZ And FLORDELIZA OBISPO-CAYANONG, Applicants. x-------------------/ AMENDED ORDER A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner thru counsel praying that after due notice and hearing it will be pleased to issue an order for the registration and issuance of title of lot No. 121, Cad 555-D, Naval Cadastre in favor of the HEIRS OF DIOSDADO OBISPO, namely: MARIA GRACIA OBISPO – HERNANDEZ and FLORDELIZA OBISPO-CAYANONG. Finding the petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing be set on MAY 7, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date and time all interested person may appear and show cause, if any they have, why the petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this Order be published for once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation of the Province of Biliran duly authorized by this Court after a raffle had been conducted by the branch Clerk of Court, published in the Official Gazette and posting of this order together with copy of the petition at three (3) conspicuous places in the Municipality where the property is located and at the bulletin board at the Hall of Justice of Biliran Province. Furnishing copy of this Order and the Petition to the, Solicitor General, Makati City, the Provincial Prosecutor, Biliran Province, Register of Deeds of Biliran Province, applicants and counsel for the applicant. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 13th day of March, 2014 at Naval, Biliran Province, Philippines. (Sgd.) BIENVENIDO M. MONTALLA Presiding Judge Copy furnished: Solicitor General EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province : Leyte Municipality of : Matag-ob Republic of the Philippine) Province of Leyte) S.S. Petition No. CFN-001-2014 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, BRENDA FE CASAS ORIAS, of legal age Filipino and a resident of SAN GUILLERMO, MATAG-OB, LEYTE, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1.) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in a.) My Certificate of Live Birth 2.) I was born on December 14, 1961 at Matag-ob, Leyte, Philippines 3.) The birth was recorded under the Registry Number 61-180 4.) The first name to be change is from FE to BRENDA FE 5.) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b.) I was habitually continuously used BRENDA FE and I publicly known in the community with that first name 6.) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a.) NBI b.) Police clearance c.) Birth Certificate Authenticated

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CC-0038-2014 R A 10172 Date: MARCH 21, 2014 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that ROBERTO FABROA has filed with this Office, a petition for change of Gender from “FEMALE” to “MALE” in the certificate of live birth of ROBERTO FABROA at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are ANGEL FABROA & CELERINA MABUHAY. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than MARCH 21, 2014. (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG City Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte Municipality of Hilongos NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Sec. 5 R.A. No. 9048/R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that DENNIS D. AMO, has filed with this office a Petition for Change of Gender from FEMALE to

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e.) GSIS Certification f.) Service Record 7.) I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. \ 8.) I have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasi-judicial body 9.) I am filing this petition at LCRO of Matag-ob, Leyte in accordance with R.A. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) BRENDA FE CASAS ORIAS Petitioner VERIFICATION I, BRENDA FE CASAS ORIAS, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) BRENDA FE CASAS ORIAS Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 11th day of March , 2014 in the Municipality of Matag-ob, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 235571142 issued at Matag-ob, Leyte on January 5, 2014 (Sgd.) Engr. Agustin D. Pedrano, Jr. Local Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014

MALE in the birth certificate of DENNIS D. AMO who was born on April 22, 1993 at Hilongos, Leyte and whose parents are DIONISIO O. AMO and REMEDIOS L. DELLOSA Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this office not later than fifteen (15) days after publication. (Sgd.) ERNESTO MA. FULACHE Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/ Municipality: Mahaplag NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION In compliance with Section 7 R.A. No. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that Jermie D. Rallos as filed with this Office a petition for correction of clerical error particularly in his/her Gender from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth JERMIE D. RALLOS who was born on May 4, 1986 at Mahaplag, Leyte and whose parents are Catalino S. Rallos and Carmelita P. Darasin. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than April 11, 2014. (Sgd.) CARMELITO C. ALONZO Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014

the Highest Bidder, for Cash, Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all improvements, to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY OCT #: P-609 LOT#: 2293-B-4, Cad-08-002709-D (equivalent to lot 6433, Cad.220) AREA: 685 SQ.MTS. LOCATION: BRGY. DIIT, TACLOBAN CITY All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on said date, it shall be held on APRIL 30, 2014, on the same time and place without further notice. (Sgd.) RUBEN N. VILLACARILLO (3/3/14) Sheriff IV EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 35, Ormoc City -o0oCASE NO. R-ORM -14-00011-SP IN THE MATTER OF CANCELLATION OF DOUBLE REGISTRATION OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF RONELLIE CORDEÑO DAYAN2X IN THE CIVIL REGISTRY OF ISABEL, LEYTE, RONELLE JOHN CORDEÑO DAYANDAYAN, Petitioner, -versusTHE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR, MUNICIPALITY OF ISABEL, PROVINCE OF LEYTE, Respondent. x-----------------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed by herein petitioner thru counsel Atty. Edgardo Cordeño, to render judgment after due notice, publication and hearing in accordance with the Rules of Court that the fact of entry of his birth in the Local Civil Registrar of Isabel, Leyte be cancelled so that it would conform to what is factual and true. Petitioner discovered that aside from his registration of birth in the Local Civil Registrar of Ormoc City, there is another registration of his birth in the Local Civil Registrar of Isabel, Leyte which is simulated, falsified and fabricated and fictitious considering that he was never born in Isabel, Leyte and that petitioner’s father denied knowing the informant in the name of Elizabeth Maurillo. In view of these circumstances, he asks that his Certificate of Live Birth in Isabel, Leyte be cancelled. WHEREAS, this petition is hereby set for hearing on JUNE 19, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning, at which date, time and place all persons interested may appear and show cause if any, why the prayer in the petition should not be granted. WHEREAS, a copy of this Order shall be published in three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation at the expense of the petitioner and shall be posted in three (3) conspicuous places in the bulletin boards of the Ormoc City Hall, the Public Market and of this Court. SO ORDERED. In chambers, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, Philippines, 13 March 2014. (Sgd.) GIRLIE M. BORREL – YU Presiding Judge cc: Atty. Edgardo Cordeño Ronelle Dayandayan The Solicitor General Office of the Asst. Provincial Pros. Local Civil Registrar, Isabel, Leyte National Statistics Office GMBY/esva Fn:correction.entry.order EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late CONSTANCIO AMAMIO re a parcel of land located in Brgy. Danao 1, Tinamabacan District, Calbayog city, designated as Lot No. 7720, containing an area of 13,796, sq. m. under TD No. 9903007-00183 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of MA. ISABEL AMAMIO PEREZ per Doc. No.136; Page No. 28; Book No. VI; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Jennylyn Sumagang-Durmiendo. EV Mail March 24-30, & 31, April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late SPS. PETRONILO KADAVERO and ESTANISLAWA CODILLA re parcel of land portion Lot 950-A consisting of 157 sq.m. of a parcel of land Lot No. 950, situated in Poblacion, Ormoc City, containing an area of 275 sq.m. covered by OCT No. 13257; Lot No. 951, containing an area of 32 sq. m.; and Cad Lot No. 9431-Part, situated in Brgy. Valencia, Ormoc City, containing an area of 31,261 sq. m. covered by TD No. 92383 were partitioned among their heirs per Doc. No. 187; Page No. 38; Book No. CCVXLIII; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Nicolas S. Maglasang. EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late TEOFISTO R. ESPREGANTE re a parcel of an agricultural land situated in Brgy. Catmon, Naval Biliran denominated as survey No. 3965-Part Lot No. 20, under ARP No. 00102 R-11, containing an area of 1.104100 sq. m. was settled among his heirs and 496 sq.m. sold in favor of SPS. CANDELARIO and MARISSA D. HAMO-AY per Doc. No. 184; Page No. 37; Book No. 47; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Redentor C. Villordon. EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement of Bank Deposit NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late RAUL Y. JUANILLO had left an Account with Bank of Commerce, Ormoc City under Savings Account No. 091-20003578-5 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 134; Page No. 27; Book No. LXIII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. Bataan-Tolibao. EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late SPS. BARBARA R. LIM and PABLO LIM re a parcel of land with Cadastral Lot No. 5407, CAD 422, situated at Purok IV, Zamora St., Brgy. Trinidad, Calbayog City, containing an area of 264 sq. m. under TD No. 99-01020-01819 was settled among their heirs and sold in favor of KLENT’S S. CAMILON per Doc. No. 296; Page No. 60; Book No. XXXIV; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail March 24-30, & 31, April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late GERMAN MATILDO re a parcel of land, located at Brgy. San Policarpo Calbayog District, Calbayog City, Samar, with Dadastral Lot No. 5264, containing an area of 3,027 sq. m. covered by OCT No. 4990 under T.D. NO. 99-01017-01184 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of LIM GUAN KHO MARKETING INC., represented by TIBURCIO T. CHAN, JR. per Doc. No. 587; Page No. 118; Book No.

III; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Eduardo P. Tibo. EV Mail March 24-30, & 31, April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Deed of Extra-Judicial Settlement with special power of Attorney NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late SALVADOR BACOLOD SIPACO had left an account with Bank of Commerce, Ormoc Branch, Ormoc City, under Savings Account No. 091-20-001652-7 (retirement pension account) was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 193; Page No. 39; Book No. 49; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Melinda C. Domael. EV Mail March 24-30, & 31, April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Extra-Judicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late PABLO MUEVA DUQUILLA, JR. re a parcel of land, Lot 2243-I-2-B-2-A, Psd-08-024524-D, situated in the Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City, containing an area of 350 sq. m., TCT No. T-53613 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of SPS. ROGELIO TAN UY and LETICIA C. UY per Doc. No. 231; Page No. 47; Book No. XXVII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public. EV Mail March 24-30, 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late NAZARITO DIMAS re a parcel of land Lot No. 2388-A-2, Psd-08005026, situated in Barrio Linao, Ormoc City, containing an area of 81 sq.m., described in TCT No. 24698 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of IBRAHIM JAMBIRAN per Doc. No. 43; Page No. 85; BookNo. XXIX; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Maria Samuel P.Aviles. EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late EDUARDO A. MAÑAGO re a parcel of land designated as Lot 7411-E-1-D, situated in Brgy. Dolores, Ormoc City, containing an area of 350 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 43096; and One (1) unit residential house erected on the abovementioned Lot, were settled and partitioned among his heirs per Doc. No. 469; Page No. 94; Book No. CLLXXXIV; Series of 2010 of Notary Public Nicolas S. Maglasang. EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement of Bank Deposit NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late ODD MAGNUS G. BERTNZEN had left an account with Bank of Commerce, Ormoc City under Savings Account No. 09120-001957-7-5 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 175; Page No. 35; Book No. XLIII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. Bataan- Tolibao. EV Mail March 31 – April 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2014 Affidavit of Loss NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that NORMA REBOJO-DELANTE, Filipino, of legal age, married, and a resident of Brgy. Gungab, Poblacion, Albuera, Leyte, Philippines, bonafide member with the LOYOLA PLANS CONSOLIDATED, INC. for the Pension Plan, a holder of Certificate of Full Payment issued by the said plans, re CFP#21062784, was lost in her possession. She looked for the aforementioned, but her efforts remained futile. She request the LOYOLA PLANS CONSOLIDATED, INC. to issue another Certificate of Full Payment in lieu of the lost one, affidavit was subscribed per Doc. No. 205; Page No. 41; Book No. XXVII; Series of 2014 before Atty. Gerentstein . EV Mail March 31- April 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2014

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Eighth Judicial Region Branch 16 Naval, Biliran SP. PROC. NO. P-423 IN THE MATTER OF THE CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH OF KRIZEL JAMIN, LETICIA C. JAMIN, Petitioner -versusLOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF NAVAL, BILIRAN and the Civil Registrar General, NSO, Respondent, x---------------------x ORDER A verified petition having been filed with the Court by petitioner, thru counsel, praying that after publication, notice and hearing correction be made on the Certificate of Live Birth of Krizel Jamin as follows: 1. Her year of birth be corrected from 2002 to 2000. 2. 2. The first name of her mother should be spelled MA. LETECIA and not MA. LETECIA; and 3. Other relief consistent with law and equity are also prayed for. Finding the petition being sufficient in form and substance, let the initial hearing be set on June 4, 2014 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning at which date and time all interested person may appear and show cause, it any they have, why this petition should not be granted. Let copy of this Order published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation duly authorized by this Court after a raffle had been conducted by the Branch Clerk of Court. Furnish copies of this Order and the petition to the Solicitor General Makati City, the Civil Registrar General, the National Statistics Office, the Provincial Prosecutor, Naval, Biliran Province, the petitioner and counsel as well. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS this 18th day of February 2014 at Naval, Biliran, Philippines. (Sgd.) BIENVENIDO M. MONTALLA Executive Judge CC Atty. Redentor C. Villordon Prosecutors Office, Biliran, Province Solicitor General The Civil Registrar General National Statistics Office Leticia C. Jamin EV Mail April 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2014 OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHIRIFF SHERIFF’S NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE (EJF No. 3656) Upon extra-Judicial petition for sale under act 3135, as amended, filed on MARCH 17, 2014, by GOVERNMENT SERVICE INSURANCE SYSTEM (GSIS), mortgagee, with principal and office address at GSIS Headquarters Bldg., Financial Center Area, Pasay City And With Branch Office Address At Brgy. Fatima, Tacloban City, against Sps. Nimpa And Victor Dennis Ocana, mortgagor, of B8, L1, King Joseph St., Kassel Homes, Naga Naga,Tacloban City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of JULY 31, 2013, amounts to PHP2,832,466.51, inclusive of interest and penalty charges, the undersigned will sell at public auction on June 11, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the office of Branch 34, RTC, Bulwagan Ng Katarungan, Tacloban City, to the Highest Bidder, for Cash, Manager’s Check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all improvement, to wit: DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TCT NO. : T-45598 LOT NO.: Lot 1, Blk 8 (Pcs-08-000484-D) LOCATION: Brgy. Anibong, Tacloban City AREA: 46 SQ. MTS. Bounded on the : NW., along line 1-2 by Road lot 3; on the NE., along line 2-3-4-5 by Road lot 13; on the SE., along line 5-6 by lot 2 block 8; and on the SW., along line 6-1 by lot 50, block 8 all of this subdivision. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and place. In the event the public auction should not take place on said date, it shall be held on APRIL 13, 2014, on the same time and place without further notice. (Sgd.) RUBEN N. VILLACARILLO (4/4/14) Sheriff IV EV Mail April 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality : Palompon Republic of the Philippines) Palompon, Leyte)SS Petition No. CFN-0001-2014 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, IMELDA BALORO NUÑEZ, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Brgy. San Pedro, Palompon, Leyte, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: b) the Certificate of Live Birth of Leo Baloro Nuñez who is my son 2) He was born on July 16, 1982 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 568 (H-82) 4) The first name to be changed is from LEO to ROMMEL, 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) He has habitually and continuously used ROMMEL and he publicly known in the community with that first name; 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) Certificate of Live Birth (SEGPA)/ Non Prod, of Baptismal Cert. b) Secondary Student Form. Record/ SSS Personal – Record (E-1)

c) NBI Clearance/ Police Clearance / Barangay Clearance/ Employer’s Cert. d) I.D. Cards/ Passport/ Birth Certs. of grandchildren 7) I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8) I have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasi-judicial body. 9) I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) IMELDA B. NUÑEZ Petitioner VERIFICATION I, IMELDA B. NUÑEZ, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) IMELDA B. NUÑEZ Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 28th day of March, 2014 in the city/municipality of Palompon, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 09813666 issued at Palompon, Leyte on March 28, 2014. (Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVICA Municipal Civil Registrar Administering Officer EV Mail March 31- April 6, & 7-13, 2014


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Dulag is a relatively new surf spot. A secret surf spot, if you may. It breaks from September up to February. The beauty of this spot is that it is a little shallow and it’s all sand unlike other spots where shallow reefs with sharp edges abound and you’ll end up with cuts and bruises. It is safe to say that Dulag is a good spot for beginners and intermediate surfers. Locals also do not shoo away beginners unlike other surf spots in the Philippines. They also give in by letting visitors and beginners ride the waves first even if from afar they already “own it.” Since it is some sort of a secret spot it is not crowded, on that weekend there were only our group and a group that came all the way from Baybay who were there.

When at the surf spot do not expect amenities like a restaurant, shower much less restrooms. Since I am on my Optrimax Plum Detox program it was expected that I need to visit the loo often but the locals were very gracious enough to let us use their bathrooms gratis. The surf spot in Brgy Sabang in Dulag boasts of kilometer stretches picturesque coastline of pure grayish fine sand. Butandings (whale sharks) are also known to visit the coast at times.

Although the property is owned by a particular family, there are several new cottages that can be rented for a very minimal fee. There were several cottages there before that weren’t spared by Yolanda. In fact the small barrio at the entrance leading to the shore you can see traces of Yolanda’s wrath – fallen trees, coconut trees sliced midway, but the people, the locals, were very warm and very friendly. I fell in love with the place not only because of its obscurity but because of the locals. There are surfboard rentals as you enter Brgy. Sabang. You may also contact Lemuel Cobacha more popularly known as Mumay. He teaches surfing lessons for a minimal fee and may join you in the fun of inebriation later on.

When both Gil Abaño and I were invited to join Ormoc City Vice-Mayor Toto Locsin and his cousin Edong Larrazabal, the Punong Brgy of Brgy Dist 7, and his wife Ga Larrazabal to join them to a surfing trip to Dulag, Leyte along with some of their surfer friends, we didn’t hesitate at all since the first signs of summer were already showing and an off-the-beatentrack trip is a great idea to welcome summer. Since Gil and I know our way in the kitchen all we could

offer will be gourmet beach food. And so we went and suffice it to say that we fell in love with the place and surfing will no longer be something we just see in the movies. When we arrived at the spot, Toto quipped “this is my only outlet” and on our way home from that trip I could only nod and agree. I can’t wait for the next surfing trip! And if I may add – body weight is not a big issue in surfing so that makes it even more appealing.


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