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MARCH 24-30, 2014

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MALACANANG OF LEYTE NO MORE.

Once the playground of the rich and famous during the Marcos years, the Olot property in Tolosa, Leyte, already in decrepit state after years of neglect by the caretaker Philippine Commission on Good Government (PCGG), was given the final blow by Yolanda. Young journalists from national outlets who visited the property this week do not even know that once upon a time, it hosted a provincial leg of the Ms Universe contest in 1974, producing Spains first and only Ms Universe (left) Amparo Muoz. Photo of Olot by Jose Sanro Jimenea/ Photo of Ms Muoz from the website www. missology.com

City employees get P 21,500 each


BY LAlAinE M. JimEnEA
ORMOC CITY Regular employees and plantilla casuals of the City Government here will be getting a maximum of P 21,500.00 each as their CNA Incentive following the approval of an appropriation ordinance for the purpose on Thursday, March 27. The city council, this week, passed an ordinance appropriating P 23,366,020.84 for the purpose. The money comes from the savings of various departments on their Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE). Under the Collective Negotiation Agreement of the City of Ormoc Government Association (COGEA), the citys regular and plantilla casual employees are entitled to 50% of the total savings
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THE SAN JOAQUIN CHURCH in Palo, Leyte is one of the most oft pictured churches in Leyte nowadays. On its yard are graves of people who died during the storm surge brought about by Yolanda. Photo by Jose Sanro Jimenea

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BIDALYMPICS champ is Tongonan Fire Brigade
THE TONGONAN Volunteer Fire Brigade of Brgy. Tongonan, this city, was declared champion of the newly concluded BIDALYMPICS or Barangay Integrated Defense Action Olympics that was held in Tacloban City last March 26. The contest is part of the Fire Prevention Month activity, it was learned from SF03 Virgilio Betancol, who was in Tacloban to lend support to the Tongonan Fire Brigade together with Ormoc Fire Marshall Charlie Gerzon. He happily reported that in one day, the Tongonan Volunteer Fire Brigade were able to show their expertise and readiness to combat fire situations and bested the Tacloban Chinese Fire Brigade which was declared second placer. Isagani Baez, barangay chairman of Tongonan, said he was very happy with the performance of their fire brigade. He also thanked the Energy Development Corporation and the Ormoc Bureau of Fire Protection for training them well. The Tongonan Fire Brigade is composed of barangay tanods, Baez said. They are tanods when there is no fire and change hats to become firefighters when there is need to. Meanwhile, it was also learned from SFO3 Roberto Ygoa, operation chief of the Ormoc BFP, that they received 6 fire alarms during the period March 1 26. Five were grassfires and one was for electrical wires that caught fire. By Paul Libres

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March 24-30, 2014

2 ambushed in separate incidents in Ormoc and Albuera, one victim dead


BY PAUl LibRES
ORMOC CITY An unsuccessful ambush that happened dawn of March 22 at Brgy. Linao, this city, is being eyed as drug related. It also highlights the fact that loose firearms and motorcycle-riding death squads still abound here, and peace in Ormoc is far from reality. Two days later, in what seems to be an unrelated incident, another person was also killed by motorcycle-riding killers at Albuera town, in the middle of the town at around 9:00 in the morning while drinking with seven others. In an atmosphere of fear, the Albuera police could not get anything from seven other people who were drinking with the victim. In the latest ambush in Ormoc, the victim was identified as one Victorino Garrido y Luscaas, 40, a mechanic and a native of Merida though now residing in Brgy. Tambulilid. He survived the attack. The police retrieved several empty shells of 9 mm from the scene. The victim told the police at Police Station 3 in Brgy. Linao that he was on the way to the city when his car started acting up. He slowed down and it was at that time he noticed a Gray or Brown Toyota Fortuner coming near. When it reached him, the Gray or Brown Fortuner slowed down and its rider started shooting at him. When it went past him, two men on a motorcycle arrived and also started shooting at his car. The victim, who was on an old black Toyota Corolla,

Caloy causes 4 landslides along Baybay-Abuyog road


BAYBAY CITY The 5th Leyte Engineering District (5th LED) of the DPWH immediately responded to the series of landslides that occurred along the Baybay-Abuyog National Road brought about by the heavy rains of typhoon Caloy on March 23. Engr. Lyndel P. Jabines, chief engineer of the maintenance section, together with other resident engineers and the quick response team immediately went to affected sites to oversee the clearing operations, to make the roads passable as soon as possible for all motorists and commuters. A major landslide was reported at Sitio Tag-abaca, Barangay Balinsasayaw in Abuyog, Leyte. The maintenance crew immediately made round- theNOW SHOWING @ clock clearing operations and so the road was declared passable MAR. 28 - APR. 3, 2014 at 11:00 0clock in the evening. A drop off pavement at Sitio San Roque, Barangay Hilusin in Abuyog town also rendered two lanes of the road impassable. The 5th LED immediately moved to haul the debris to make at least one lane passable. Another major landslide occurred at the Baybay-Tacloban South Road, particularly at Kilometer 985+120, where an ongoing removal of materials was being done. One lane was cleared immediately. Another major landslide occurred along Kilometer 986 next (April 4-10) + 270 which rendered the road not passable to commuters. Im*Showings could change without mediate removal and disposal prior notice. of materials was conducted. FOR INQUIRIES: CALL TEL NOS. 561-6445; By March 24, 2014, the road 255-3273 from Baybay to Abuyog was Befriend STAR THEATER officially declared passable for ORMOC all road users. PIA (A-MALL) on FaceBook

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identified the two men on the motorcycle as alias Mokto and alias Onyol. However, he could not get the plate number of the Gray or Brown Fortuner as it was allegedly concealed. PO3 Ruel Yanuario, investigator, said he found out that Garridos car was owned by a Mabaning Limbona, also a resident of Brgy. Tambulilid. Limbona is said to be related to one Simbad Limbona who was raided before for drugrelated charges. The same car

was previously owned by a Renato Mekitpekit, reportedly a cop at the Ormoc City Police Office here,who bought it from Bryan Anthony Zaldivar of Albuera, Leyte. The victim would later name a Rey Mekitpekit as one of the suspects in blotter entry 1523. On the other hand, the identities of the motorcycleriding suspects are now also known to the police. They are Elmer Sultan alias Moklo and Ariel Empasis alias Onyol,

Hawaii to rehab Old City Hall


THE CITY of Hawaii has committed to rehabilitate Ormocs Old City Hall to the tune of P 2.5-million, said Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Toto Jr. Locsin. I was with the mayor today and he told me about it, said the vice-mayor before the councils regular session started on Thursday. Vice Mayor Locsin said he finds it a welcome development considering that it would restore the old edifice to its old glory, at no expense to the city. Ormoc City and Hawaii are sister cities and have inked to help each other in cultural exchange and other ways. Locsin, however, said the amount might not be enough. The old city hall was already abandoned before Yolanda hit the city. It was also badly damaged and became the temporary headquarters of policemen from other regions sent to help in the relief efforts. Locsin said the mayor intimated he wants to transfer

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the library to the second floor. In the past, the Ormoc Festival and Cultural Foundation has proposed that the city hall be converted into a museum cum library. The old city hall is an excellent example of the architecture during the times it was constructed. A similar, if bigger building, is the Asian Museum in Singapore. It is obviously sturdy, withstanding the wrath of Yolanda, with only its glass windows broken and blown off.

Councilor Vincent Rama, on the other hand, is proposing that the Police Station 1 occupy the whole building it is occupying as the DILG and City ENRO, which previously occupied the second floor, have transferred. Citing the citys growing needs, he said the police would be more comfortable with bigger space and could contribute to their efficiency. He said they will present the proposal to the executive. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

both former barangay tanods of Tambulilid. Yanuario, however, said the two have already fled and are nowhere to be found. The victim has also manifested to the police that he was not interested to file charges against the suspects. Meanwhile, the victim in the Albuera incident is Arturo Pulangcos, 53, a businessman who reportedly rents out his land near the public market to vendors. He is also reportedly an intelligence asset of the regional PNP. Sr. Insp. Edwin Oloan, Albuera chief of police, said the incident happened at broad daylight. Pulangcos was drinking with seven others in a despidida party for their friend Ponciano Bioc. They were drinking at Biocs compound at San Andres Street of the town proper when the crime happened. Witnesses said that at around 9:00 AM, two men riding a red XRM motorcycle suddenly stopped by Biocs compound and went inside. They immediately started shooting Pulangcos. Pulangcoss drinking buddies told police they could not give a good description of the killers because they were busy docking for cover when the shooting started. The driver reportedly had on a helmet but his companion did not. Nonetheless, nobody could give still give a good description, said police chief Oloan. The police recovered several empty shells and slugs from the crime scene. Unlike the victim in the Ormoc ambush, Pulangcos did not survive the shooting. By Paul Libres with LMJ

March 24-30, 2014

NEWS

No lack of house donors, there is lack of land Mayor Sandy Javier

CFC, Ormoc LGU breaks ground for the Our Lady of Fatima Fran Farm CFC ANCOP Community
BY JHAY GASPAR
THE COUPLES for Christ and LGU-Ormoc broke ground for the Our Lady of Fatima Fran Farm CFC ANCOP Community in Purok 5, Sitio Fran Farm, Brgy. Matica-a on March 26, 2014. The groundbreaking ceremony was set by the CFC Answers for the Cry of the Poor (ANCOP) Tekton Inc. with project partner Chalice Foundation based in Canada. Present during the ceremony were LGU Representatives Ormoc City Mayor Edward Codilla, City Councilor Tommy Serafica and the Fran family, the donor of 2-hectare site for the project. These 2 hectares will be used to build over 100 homes in the community. These homes will be given to more than 100 families as part of the package that includes an educational component. The children of these families will also be sent to school under the Education component of Building the Church of the Poor (BCOP), said BCOP Head Jojo Sumalinog. He added that shelter is just a secondary priority because CFC focuses mainly on transformation of families. They call the recipients home partners instead of beneficiaries. To maximize the fund granted by the Couples for Christ of USA, UAE, Middle East, Europe, Canada and other countries with CFC communities, the CFC did not outsource contractors. The homes will be built by CFC community engineering and contractors together with the homeowners-to-be.

Ceremonial turnover of fishing repair kits. Dr. Andreas Lange of the GIZ (extreme right) turns over repair kits to (L-R) Tanauan Mayor Pel Tecson, Leyte governor Mic Petilla, Javier Mayor Sandy Javier and Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla. TACLOBAN CITY The mayors of Palo and Javier said that if there was one pressing need in the rebuilding of shelters for their constituents, it was the need for donors who are willing to buy lands or donate their properties for human resettlement projects. Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, a former Leyte governor, and Javier Mayor Leonardo Sandy Javier Jr. of the Andoks Pambansang Manok chain said that there were many housing donors but there was no land to build the houses on. LGUs cannot afford to buy land, Javier said, adding it was the same problem all over, adding he was speaking in behalf of the mayors as the president of the League of Mayors of the Philippines Leyte chapter. He is also the national LMP president. Its a difficult task, he said, because donors come to his town and tell him their intention to donate houses. There was one who came who was willing to donate 400 houses but there was no land to put them in. In the end, he said, he had to give them the land he donated to the LGU in the past because he was afraid they would take the 400 houses elsewhere. Mayor Petilla, on the other hand, said that at most, she can come up with three to five hectares but it was not enough to resettle all the people who needed homes. If there was land to be had, it was for sale and at steep prices at that. We need more, she said, appealing to the foreign humanitarian agencies present. The two mayors bared this during a Donors Forum for Yolanda-affected areas in Leyte and Samar that is currently ongoing at the Leyte Park Hotel, from March 25 to 27, 2014. However, in an interview, she said Palo already has three sites which could accommodate at least 1,000 homes. Mayors and their representatives of at least 30 towns in Leyte and Samar attended the opening day, which was also attended by the United National Development Program (UNDP) and UN-Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Assistance (UN-OCHA), aside from other humanitarian organizations which are helping out in the relief and rehabilitation efforts. The Donors Forum was organized by the GIZ. The Office of the Presidential Assistant on Rehabilitation and Recovery (OPARR), however, was not represented so questions on the progress of the governments relief and rehab efforts were not addressed. Javier, who described the lack of land as terrible, appealed to the donors present to donate lands. There is no lack of housing donors. There is a lack of land donations, he said. The two mayors said that if they had enough land to develop into a large community, the delivery of livelihood assistance would be easy. Petilla said that a proposed resettlement in Brgy. Barayong, if realized, would include a livelihood component. It was important to bring the livelihood to them so that they will not leave their homes and get tempted to resettle in the danger zones, Petilla explained. For his part, Mayor Javier said that he already started a new livelihood venture for his town. After asking the people to replant immediately their rice lands after Yolanda which are now ready for harvest by April, he also started hollowblock making to give constituents employment. We now have 30 hollow block making machines which produces 30,000 hollow blocks a day, he announced, telling mayors they can get their requirements from his town. Mayor Javier also went home happy that day, getting a pledge of 2,500 armchairs for his town. He quipped that there were also many humanitarian groups that helped repair the damaged schools in his town but forgot the students also needed chairs. Now, the children are back in school but they have no chairs. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

(From left) Councilor Tommy Serafica (in white cap), Greg of Chalice Foundation, Provincial Area Head Raymund Bucu, CFC Chairman International Council Bro. Ricky Cuenca, CFC Provincial Director Jude Abenoja, Mrs. Fn and Louis Fran Sr., Mayor Edward Codilla and Ambros of Chalice Foundation. The construction will start as soon as the site development plan will be approved. After the houses are built, home partners will sign a contract that restricts them from selling or transferring ownership of the house. And once the Our Lady of Fatima Fran Farm CFC ANCOP Community is established, CFC will then provide a series of values formation, livelihood, and health and nutrition services for them. Likewise, they will also provide spiritual formation; Bagong bahay, bagong buhay as the CFC would say. The recipients of the house were selected through their poorest of the poor qualifications which include income level that must not exceed 10K per month, those families with breadwinners in prison,

Mayor Edward Codilla and CFC Chairman International Council Bro. Ricky Cuenca signing the Memorandum of Agreement. Assisting them are Jude and Agnes Abenoja. migrants or those that are widowed; they should also not be only materially poor but the poor as prescribed in the Bible. It was also learned that on the following day, the CFC Area Governance team in charge for shelter-building was meeting Leyte Gov. Dominic Petilla to discuss the same matter. They want to know if the LGU can spare a site for same project for Palo, Tolosa, Tacloban, Tanauan and Dulag.

Petilla answers issue of dumping relief goods


PALO, LEYTE Mayor Remedios Petilla of this town, a former 3-term governor of Leyte, answered headon questions from national media about allegations that she has had truckloads of relief thrown away at their dumpsite, rather than giving it out. She said the news came about because there are just people with evil minds and they happen to be in media. Petilla said the bad news was in very bad taste and those who reported it had not business in being with media. Nonetheless, she said, she was willing to answer all the allegations hurled against her. She told the media present, which included correspondents from big TV and newspapers, that she does not deny there were spoiled goods that they had to throw away. But at most, she said, there were about six sacks of assorted goods. Petilla said that whenever donations came in like sacks of rice, a team was assigned to inspect it and immediately repack it and distribute it equitably. Yes, she said, there were rice donations which had wet portions which were scooped out and set aside in a sack. She said they were able to set aside around two sacks of spoiled rice that was already unfit for consumption. Then, she said, there were donations of clothes, some of which were wet and moldy already, and even shoes which had no pairs. Again they set these aside, gathering around two sacks as the days went on. She also recalled receiving biscuits, some of which were already finely crushed, that they also set aside. These, along some few items like spoiled noodles and canned goods. After keeping the sacks of spoiled goods for a time, they had to throw it away, the mayor said. To her surprise, a few days later, it landed on the news alleging truckloads were thrown away. She said the news source quoted by the report was the barangay chairman of Gacao, who is a known supporter of the Romualdezes. Petilla also debunked claims she was selective in choosing barangays which got relief assistance, saying they released the relief in clusters of neighboring barangays. They also had receipts to prove that the barangay got their share of relief. We are all victims here. We should not be playing politics, said Petilla. In fact, Petilla said, they have stopped giving out relief goods this March. We are now on the recovery and rehabilitation phase, Petilla said. The lady mayor added that her focus right now is developing feasible relocation sites for her constituents. They already have three sites and so far, she said, they have not encountered resistance. For fisherfolks who would be displaced from their homes along the sea, the mayor said they gave them the assurance that they will have a harbor where they can safely park their boats when they go home from fishing. As for the town proper, Petilla said she was grabbing the chance to talk to landowners of properties along the road to make way to the national-led road widening. In two years, Palo will be a traffic snarl, she said. Except for a few problematic landowners, she said most saw the importance of a wide road. It was also learned that the P-Noy administration has already
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Communicating with kids using modern technology


JUST THIS morning as I scrolled briefly through my FB wall, I had a good laugh at the post that read Now, 2-year olds play with the iPhone, iPad and Android. Before, at that age, I used to eat DIRT!. The thread of reactions was amusing. Some reminisced about the good old days when kids played with other kids, scraped their knees playing on the streets and yes, eat dirt. Some modern parents, however, boasted that their kids do not only play on their iPads but also eat dirt because they ensure they have a balance of what they do. Well, just tonight, as I was about to start working on the inside pages of the paper, I scanned through my Rappler subscription. The piece on Aika Robredo caught my eye. In it, she shares her fathers letter to her at a time when she was raring to flex her wings. By now, we have read about how the late Jesse Robredo was fond of writing his kids, leaving them notes here and there. The letter was sent to Aika through e-mail. It was full of wisdom. Technology may have its down side but an upside that I also enjoy is how I can use it to communicate with my girls. I am very seldom to scold because it makes me hyperventilate, and for some reason, I just dont like scolding them. Instead, I take to my phone or FB and message them privately about how I feel. And so far, it has always worked for us. We exchanged short notes, sometimes angry ones, but when we have ventilated all the issues, we always end up with the agreement not to talk about it anymore. And we dont. I know there are some parents having issues with communicating with their children, especially teeners. I suggest you explore the wonders of PM at Facebook or texting. For texting, make sure you formulate what you want to say clearly or it could be misunderstood, further widening the rift. At this juncture, I will reprint Robredos letter to his daughter, as reprinted in The Rappler. It could have well been written for any young person on the crossroads of his/her young life, eager to fly or follow their dreams. From: Jesse Robredo <j.......@yahoo. com> Date: XX/XX/XXXX 9:26 PM Subject: Re: :( To: Aika Robredo <a.....@gmail.com> dear aiks, do not worry. i also felt like that when i was working. kaya palipat lipat ako ng office sa san miguel corporation. give it a little time. meanwhile, actively look for other options. (you might want to help me muna. ha.ha.ha.) it is too early to tell what you are meant to do. but quitting this early will not be good for you. while you may be unhappy and stressed, there is a better way of coping with it. the more unhappy and discontented you are, the more you will dread every day
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Sense of sin
IT IS inherent in our rational nature that we develop an idea of what is right and wrong. As soon as we are old enough to use our reason, aside from perceiving and knowing things, we start to distinguish what is good and evil. Obviously, our capacity to distinguish good from bad starts in a primitive stage, kind of shallow and very limited in scope, based solely what we see and feel, and not much more. But with time, experience and education, this capacity grows and hopefully matures. It is for this reason that we all have the need to base ourselves on the very foundation of reality, the very source of what is moral and immoral. This is none other than God, the author and creator of the universe. Grounding our capacity to distinguish between right and wrong on another basis would set us on the offside. Sadly, this is what is happening these days. There seems to be a systematic distancing from God and a growing dependence on our own ideas, ideologies, philosophies, and other methods that practically ignore or are even hostile to God. We need to remind ourselves strongly these days that we need God for us to know and judge properly. We just cannot depend entirely on our legal and technological systems, for example, no matter how sophisticated they have been developed. For this to happen, we need faith to give substance and direction to our reason. Reason cannot stand on its own. It is incomplete without faith. In practical terms, this means we need to overcome our tendency to make ourselves the standard, the ultimate lawgiver. It is God who is all of these, and we need to enter into an intimate relation with him to know and judge things properly. Thus, we need to pray, to talk to him and get to know and love him more and more. We need to study his teaching, now the doctrine of the Church. We need to develop virtues, have recourse to the sacraments. Only then can we be intimate with God, and live and work always with him. One big problem that the world today faces is the loss of the sense of sin. Many people do not anymore know what sin really is. Many think sin is only a matter of what is legally prohibited, socially tabooed, politically incorrect, or what is unpopular, what turns out to be a failure in some sense, etc. This loss of the sense of sin, greatly lamented by many saints and popes, is mainly due to our drifting away from God. Thus, we are now even legalizing what are actually outright sins like abortion, contraception, many forms of sensuality and corruption, etc. These developments reflect what St. Paul once said: For manyare enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things. (Phil 3,17) To have the proper sense of sin, we need to meditate on the passion, death and resurrection of Christ. There we can see both the ugliness of sin as well as the unending mercy of God, since as St. Paul also said, where sin has abounded, grace has abounded even more. (Rom 5,20) Yes, its our faith more than our reason alone
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Collision Course?
COMMENTARIES THIS weekend will include the first-ever meeting between US President Barrack Obama and Pope Francis. This came against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis and the G8, now whittled down to a G7 meeting --- after Russia was shown the door. This years summit wont be in Russia but in Belgium. The G8 is an informal club, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov shrugged. No one hands out membership cards. And no one can be kicked out of it. There is, meanwhile, no sight of an early end to this standoff. Obama in 2009 called on Pope Benedict XVI, now retired. The last time a pontiff quit was in 1415 when Pope Gregory stepped down to avoid schism. At the Thursday meeting, both knew that even their postures signal worldwide audiences. So do their differences. Obama is locked into the legacy phase of his presidency. In contrast, Francis just marked his first anniversary on the chair of Peter. Pending in the pontiffs in-tray is an invitation, from the US Congress, to address a joint session. A Catholic and a Protestant, who disagree over flashpoints such as abortion... might seem like an odd couple, John Gehring wrote in USA Today. But Obama will find a warmer reception from Francis than he does from a minority of U.S. culture-warrior bishops and conservative political leaders who sometimes act as if God is a Republican. The pontiff shares common ground with a president who wants to raise the minimum wage, pass immigration reform and calls inequality the defining challenge of our time.....This pope is not a maverick. Pope Leo XIII recognized the right of workers to earn enough to provide for a family since 1891 .Todays federal minimum wage fails that basic moral test. . Obama seeks to reform an outdated U.S. immigration system. That resonates in Francis denunciation globalization of indifference at Lampedusa. An estimated 20,000 African migrants died attempting to cross the Mediterranean and reach the Italian island Vatican earlier praised Obamas efforts on nuclear deterrence and disarmament. There are differences of opinion over Syria. Obama wants President Bashar al-Assad to go. The Vatican is concerned over Syrias Christian minority, which fears that whatever follows Assad would be worse. Medias relentless deadlines can blur how, Francis took another unexpected decision, a week earlier on simmering issues of clerical sexual abuse and greater role for women in the church. He named initial members for a new commission to tackle these issues. The group includes an equal number of women and men, more laypeople than clergy plus an Irish activist Marie Collins who was abused as a 13 year old by a hospital chaplain, New York Times noted. Yet, again Francis had deliberately shaken up the usual way of doing things at the Vatican. The pope left the door ajar for future Asian and African members where the church is growing most rapidly and the issue of child sexual abuse is still taboo. Both the scope of its work and future members will be set by the commission itself, said Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi. Of the five lay people Francis picked, four are women. The result is that fully half the commissions members are female. Aside from Collins, these include: (1) Hanna Suchocka, who served as Polands Prime Minister between 1992 and 1993, and who served five different Polish governments as the countrys ambassador to the Vatican; (2) Catherine Bonnet, a well-regarded child psychologist from France who has written extensively on the trauma inflicted on children by sexual abuse and exploitation; and (3) Baroness Sheila Hollins, president of the British Medical Association and a widely consulted expert on child development issues. Clearly, these women arent windowdressing, the Boston Globe adds. Theyre accomplished experts, with deep experience of getting things done both in secular circles and in the church. Francis cant be blind to the fact that this also amounts to a down payment on his pledge to boost womens roles. Also named was cardinal Sean OMalley, one of eight Franciss key advisers and the archbishop of Boston, where the US scandal erupted in 2002. The other is Humberto Miguel Yez, who heads the moral theology faculty at Romes Jesuit-run Gregorian University . Add to that one of Franciss personal secretaries: Msgr. Alfred Xuereb of Malta. These
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5 New skills = Brain power


WHEN I AM BORED, I take up a hobby or learn a skill. In my many years of stay in Nebraska, I took up lessons during winter on glass blowing, guitar playing, oil painting and taekwondo. During the long hot summers, I trained on photography (and printing), swimming, diving, golf, tennis, automotive mechanic and safe driving. I even thought of taking flying lessons (using a 3-seater aircraft) but the steep fee shot down that idea. The days are cool and wonderful during spring and fall (and the seasons are very short) so they are better spent enjoying the scenery and watching shows in the park instead of doing something else. During my early years in ViSCA, friends taught me how to play poker and gin (at night using petromax or candles) and I reciprocated by showing them the mechanics of mahjong before the lights out (the school generator was turned off at 9:30 p.m.). I also revived my interest in watching movies in Baybay, reading novels, working on my coin and stamp collection and the Palomar Family Tree, and studying a new language (Cebuano). Plus the fact that I had to re-adjust my very specialized and technology-dominated training in virology to a more general and basic Plant Pathology and other related fields, kept me really occupied. All of the above are my activities and interests before I got married and had children which meant a few adjustments in terms of hobbies and learning new skills such husbandry and bringing up baby (ies). Its good that I have varied interest and continue to explore new avenues in my life. A new research shows that hobbies such as reading, socializing and traveling can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health as you grow older. Another study supports this contention but goes further in finding that learning new skills, such as taking photography lessons, can improve cognitive functioning. To prove their hypothesis, researchers enlisted 221 adults, ages 60 to 90, to engage in a particular activity for 15 hours over the course of three months. Some participants were assigned to learn a new skill digital photography, quilting, or both which required active participation and tapped working memory, long-term memory, and other high level cognitive processes. Other students engaged in less demanding activities, such as listening to classical music and completing word puzzles. To account for the possible influence of social contact, some were assigned to a social group that included field trips and group entertainment. At the end of three months, researchers found that subjects who were in learning new skills showed improvements in memory compared to those who engaged in social activities only. Thus, it is not enough just to get out and do something. It is important to do something unfamiliar and mentally challenging and that provides broad stimulation mentally and socially. Thus, when my doctor said that his older patients love Sudoku (a numbers game), I gave it a try but found it not to my taste. Anyway, I adhere to the tenet that when you are inside your comfort zone, you may be outside the enhancement zone. Challenges and change are good to live a full life.

Sen. Serge Osmea finally breaks silence


AFTER SEVERAL years of silence, Sen. Serge Osmena came out without holding his punches. He said that both Pres. P-Noy and DOE Secretary Icot Petilla are poor Managers. For us who are from Leyte, Sec. Icot is from the powerful Petilla clan of Tacloban. Lest we forget, Secy. Petilla, even if he is a politician, is very much able to be a Manager because he is an Industrial Engineer by profession. This corner knows that Engineers make good Managers. Prof. Antonio Mansueto who became a City Engineer of Mandaue was my Professor in Mathematics back in school. It can therefore be said that he (Petilla) knows what he is doing or saying -- unlike most politicians who are in the Cabinet due to political patronage. If we go into the qulification of Pres. P-Noy, he has no managerial experience because he was never employed in any office; after all, he had a Mother who was a scion of the famous and moneyed Cojuangcos of Tarlac where Hacienda Luisita is located. Note: Still pending with the Supreme Court is the judgment about the status of the tenants of the Hacienda granting ownership of the big four to their tenants. With four sisters who were told to watch over their Kuya (Kris of TV fame is the youngest of the five) and help and protect their only brother against any problem, being the only son has its inherent advantages. Both parents are considered heroes of the country. Ninoy stood out when he was the only single person that can contain the Dictator. During the wake after his assassination in front of TV while being escorted down the PA plane at the tarmac now named after him, he was shot despite the presence of a thousand soldiers. We also know that Cory was the reluctant candidate for President and for which she became the first woman President. She could have opted to run for election (her second term) based on the new Constitution. When she refused to run for another term, it was considered honorable for her to have made her decision. These two events propelled P-noy to be catapulted to the presidency. Perhaps, any Aquino would have made it. In the case of Sen. Serge Osmena, he had his father, then Sen. Serging Osmena who probably would have made it to the presidency in an election that was as crooked as a basket full of hooks. How else can you conclude? This was during the time when Marcos ran for his second term. It is a fact that no President ever won a second term. When Marcos broke the jinx, the SC was his, the military was his, the Comelec under the leadership of his lap dog, Leonardo Perez who made a science out of cheating in an election was also his, candidate Serging never had the slightest chance of winning. He was resoundingy cheated. Sen. Serge Osmena is part of the think tank of the administration party, the LP. To the rescue of the President, Budget Secretary Butch Abad came out in the daily papers that Pres. P-Noy has a different style of Management. He pointed out that the Philippines now has the highest credit rating from such groups as our traditional foreign fund sources. Our economy now is the second highest in Asia. This cannot be denied. What this corner wants is when will we be self sustaining in our rice and sugar. There was a time when we exported rice. How much are we spending in rice imports? Is this not the case of the now famous Delfin Lee who is charged for rice smuggling? When will we start exporting our produce? If Pres. P-Noy can do it, he might end up a better President than any of the past presidents. For a person who can be said to be a Johnny-come-lately and ending up the best, he will surely confound the doubting Thomases; this one included. This is just wishful thinking, but his Dad will be more surprised than most. Heres hoping that Sen. Serge will make a public apology if Pres. P-Noy will eventually be the kind of president that most, if not all, Filipinos can be proud of. He has enough time to make up towards the end of his term in 2016. His choice of a candidate to take over from him will need plenty of soul searching. Heaven forbid not Mar Roxas! Neither can it be a TRAPO like Binay. Maybe Lacson may turn out a better candidate. This corner is keeping his fingers crossed. go to him. Thomas, called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. Now when Jesus came, he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days. Bethany was near Jerusalem, about two miles off, and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother. When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him, while Mary sat in the house. Martha said to Jesus, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. And even now I know that whatever you ask from God, God will give you. Jesus said to her, Your brother will rise again. Martha said to him, I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? She said to him, Yes, Lord; I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, he who is coming into the world. When she had said this, she went and called her sister Mary, saying quietly, The Teacher is here and is calling for you. And when she heard it, she rose quickly and went to him. Now Jesus had not yet come to the village, but was still in the place where Martha had met him. When the Jews who were with her in the house, consoling her, saw Mary rise quickly and go out, they followed her, supposing that she was going to the tomb to weep there. Then Mary, when she came where Jesus was and saw him,

FR. ROY ... from P. 4


that captures the true essence of what is sinful. Its also our faith that gives us hope where reason tends to plunge us into despair whenever we consider our attitude toward our sinfulness. Our faith teaches us how to deal with sin. It tells us that whenever we are tempted, let us be tempted always with Christ and not simply by ourselves, so that we would know how to overcome the devil with Christ also. We cannot do this just by ourselves. Lets be convinced that in this life we cannot fell at his feet, saying to him, Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. When Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her also weeping, he was deeply moved in spirit and troubled; and he said, Where have you laid him? They said to him, Lord, come and see. Jesus wept. So the Jews said, See how he loved him! But some of them said, Could not he who opened the eyes of the blind man have kept this man from dying? Then Jesus, deeply moved again, came to the tomb; it was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. Jesus said, Take away the stone. Martha, the sister of the dead man, said to him, Lord, by this time there will be an odor, for he has been dead four days. Jesus said to her, Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God? So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. I knew that thou hearest me always, but I have said this on account of the people standing by, that they may believe that thou didst send me. When he had said this, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come out. The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with bandages, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, Unbind him, and let him go. Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him; avoid temptations. But as St. Augustine once expressed it, if we are with Christ, the temptations can serve to occasion spiritual progress, since no one knows himself except through trial, or receives a crown except after victory, or strives except against an enemy or temptations. As St. James said in his letter, we are put to the test to make us patient, since patience would make us fully-developed, complete, with nothing missing. (1,4) We just have to humbly accept our guilt, but neither should we forget the unfailing mercy of God. We should not be afraid or ashamed to acknowledge our sin. But we should neither be despondent of Gods mercy. His delight is to forgive us! Email: roycimagala@gmail.com

The Gospel on Sunday


APRIL 6, 2014 5th Sunday of Lent John 11: 1 - 45 Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, Lord, he whom you love is ill. But when Jesus heard it he said, This illness is not unto death; it is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified by means of it. Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that he was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, Let us go into Judea again. The disciples said to him, Rabbi, the Jews were but now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again? Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any one walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if any one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him. Thus he spoke, and then he said to them, Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awake him out of sleep. The disciples said to him, Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover. Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep. Then Jesus told them plainly, Lazarus is dead; and for your sake I am glad that I was not there, so that you may believe. But let us

MERCADO ... from P. 4


choices signal Franciss personal interest in getting the commission work. Forming a commission is not, in itself, reform. Can this group help the pope hold to account some bishops and other leaders still in denial? This is perhaps the first development of any real significance in this papacy when it comes to this issue writes Colm OGorman, who directs the Irish advocacy group One in Four. In the past, weve seen such commissions, as in Australia, peter out. A quiet revolution is afoot in the Vatican, reports AFP. Franciss new appointments are prying loose, slowly but surely, the Curia from the centuries-old grip of Italian apparatchiks. John Paul II and Benedict XVI had little appetite for turf wars in Churchs corridors of power. But the worlds first Latin American pontiff, however, has had no such qualms, appointing fresh faces from diverse countries. The pope is putting himself on a collision course with the Curias traditional power, said Italys leading daily Corriere della Sera. He is up against ferocious ambition, corruption and, sometimes, secret wantonness. But many also hope Francis will continue ignoring the gnashing of teeth from the ousted old guards.

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THE VIEW FROM ORMOC ... from P. 4
you work. as i have said, you are not in the worst place at this stage in your career. sometimes, having too many choices is not that healthy. i think sticking on to your job for a significant amount of time is a good idea. it will test your ability to cope with something you are not too happy doing. the sad reality is that we have to bear it because it is part of the learning process. If i encourage you to quit early, the next time you feel the same discomfort, you will not learn to cope but quit again. I know of quite a number of people who were as good as you or who were even better than you, but did not achieve their full potential because they always wanted to be happy with what they were doing. we need not go very far. Person A and Person B had to struggle with Company X because they did not have much choice. It is only now that they can do as they please because they have established themselves already. I do not think you should lose sight of what you want to do. If you do decide to quit, be responsible enough to find another job before quitting. It will not look good if you quit without any definite job waiting. i do not suggest that you immediately take the NGO

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route unless it is the CSR of a prominent company. while it is true that you will study later on, remember that your studying will require you to return back to the real world that you are in right now. burn out ka na, bok. you might want to take a vacation muna. madali naman maghanap ng rason at this point in time. while i am not against you doing social development work, i must say that those who succeeded in this field went through the regular careers that we have gone through. Tony Meloto worked in the private sector for a long time. Manny Pangilinan, etc. i will always support you in any way you want me to. while the job might not be for you, you might have to grin and bear it while you are looking for a new one (whether corporate or NGO). i have taken less fulfilling jobs in my career but i have looked at them as the dots that connected me to where i am now. the more you despair, the more you will be unhappy. many people would love to take your place, given the opportunity. just look at this stage as the difficult stepping stones in testing your character and patience. probably, later on, with the benefit of hindsight, you will conclude that it was all for the better that you were not too hasty in making the decisions on this matter. having said what i think, do not be afraid to make the decisions you think that best suit you. lagi lang naman kaming nandito. but as they say, do not make decisions when you are unhappy (or emotional). they tend to be the less logical ones. labs always, pops

March 24-30, 2014


INCENTIVE ... from P. 1
their departments generate from their MOOEs. Leo Ritchie M. Tugonon, president of COGEA, presented to the council a summary of the savings of each department as prepared by city accountant Sabrina P. Duero. The citys total savings was P 47,024,269.22 and one-half could be released to the employees. The amounts of the incentive, however, would be pro-rated depending whether the employee, including elective officials, have served the full year or not. The measure was certified urgent by Mayor Edward Codilla when it was presented to the council. However, the mayor has not yet signed the ordinance as of Friday, March 28. Vice-Mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr., on the other hand, fully supported the release of the CNA Incentive. He is the son of former Ormoc Mayor Carmelo J. Locsin on whose term the COGEA was realized.

POLIO - FREE ... from P. 12


based surveillance for poliovirus; demonstrated capacity to detect, report, and respond to imported cases of poliomyelitis; and assurance of safe containment of polioviruses in laboratories (introduced since 2000). Through the effort to eradicate polio, health personnel and community workers are trained and provided with critical equipment to improve vaccination and health services for other childhood diseases. Comprehensive global laboratory and communication networks have been built and are being used for other diseases. Most recently, these networks played a critical role in responding to avian influenza. Certification of the Region comes as countries prepare for the introduction of inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) in routine immunization as part of the eventual phasing out of oral polio vaccines (OPV). More than 120 countries currently use only OPV. These countries will introduce a dose of IPV by the end of 2015 as part of their commitment to the global polio endgame plan which aims to ensure a polio-free world by 2018.

Anak: Dad, pggradu8 ko gus2 ko regalo mo kotse! Dad: me honor ka ba? Anak: 1st honor po, kaya Lambourghini kung puede! Dad: spell mo nga Lambourghini. Anak: Ay KIA na lang. Hwag alaga isdaKung wala aquarium %) Delikado may hagdan: Kung wala 2nd flr. Bahay. Hwag baguhin ayos ng salaKung hindi inyo Bahay: O Hwag lagay bintana gilid haus Kung gilid haus dikit pader Bawal palit asawa- Dagdag pwede! Pag galit ka tao, tawag mo Cedric Lee!
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PETILLA ... from P. 3


earmarked funds for a diversion road that would divert traffic from entering the town poblacion from Tacloban or Ormoc, if they do not have any business to do in the poblacion. The new diversion road would pass Brgy. Barayong, one of the towns resettlement sites, which would give the new dwellers there new avenues of business like stores, carinderias, etc. Petilla added that the first 20 houses at the resettlement site would be finished by the first week of April. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Lent comes providentially to reawaken us, to shake us from our lethargy. -- Pope Francis
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. RONALD ONG SP Member (SGD.) HON. JENNY G. BALDONO President-Councilors League/Ex-Officio Member HON. MARK POL P. GONZALES President-Ligangmga 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 prov-

Sulat ng mahirap na anak sa ina: INDAY; Nay, padalhan mo ako ng panty, butas- butas na po ang sa akin. NANAY : Pagtiyagaan mo na lang iyan, anak, ang sa akin nga garter na lang! - Bebot B.

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 SangguniangPanlalawiagan 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 SangguniangPanlalawigan 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 I HEREBY CERTIFY that this is true and accurate copy of the Provincial Ordinance duly

inces 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 SangguniangPanlalawigan 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 SangguniangPanlalawigan 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. APPLICABILITY. Condonation on the payments of Real Property Taxes can only 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 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. RONALD ONG SP Member (SGD.) HON. JENNY G. BALDONO President-Councilors League/Ex-Officio Member HON. MARK POL P. GONZALES President-Ligangmga 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

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DPWH Secretary says they need P 1.62-B to repair govt infrastructures


TACLOBAN CITY Secretary Rogelio Singson of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) said that the government needs P1.62-billion funds to rehabilitate government infrastructure damaged by super-typhoon Yolanda. Speaking before the participants of the recently held Transparency Forum for Typhoon Yolanda organized by the University of the Philippines- Tacloban College and Asia Foundation, Singson said the Department has a pending request with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for additional funding in reconstruction activities this year 2014. Singson said that of the P1.62-billion budget request, P583-million would be for repair of seawalls, drainage systems, and flood control. About P321-million is needed for the reconstruction of damaged roads and bridges, while P221-million is needed for rehabilitation of DPWH buildings. There is ongoing cost review for the remaining P491million of the proposed budget, Singson added. The DPWH secretary said the fresh budget request is expected to augment the P732million released earlier by the DBM to the region for clearing and emergency repair of roads and bridges. Of the amount, the DPWH utilized some for the construction of 250 bunkhouses worth P200-million, and procurement of 120,000 pieces of galvanized iron (GI) sheets which were distributed through the Department of Social Welfare and Development for 7,500 families. In the case of classrooms, Singson said the DPWH and the Department of Education agreed to come up with a new design in consonance with the build back better policy. With the BBB design, each school building will now cost nearly P1 million but can withstand 260 kilometer per hour wind force. Our agreement is that DepEd will implement the reconstruction, not the DPWH, Singson said adding that P7.7billion is required to reconstruct all damaged classrooms. For the damaged city halls, town halls and public markets, the Department of Interior and Local Government and DPWH will come up with a standard design and costing. PIA

Philippine Army commemorates 117th year

THE PHILIPPINE Army recently marked its 117th Founding Anniversary. Here in Ormoc City, the 19th Infantry Battalion based in Aguiting, Kananga, Leyte led the commemoration of their anniversary with a Static Display at the city plaza here, featuring their tanks,

battle gears and armaments. People flocked to the display, especially families with small kids curious to touch the guns and take a ride in the fatigue-painted tanks. It was also a good opportunity for ordinary folks that the Philippine Army are approachable and friendly, too,

and except for their uniforms, were just flesh and blood just like anybody. Aside from the static display, the Army also held various civic-military operations activities like house to house visitations, radio plugging, dialogs with the civilians, bloodletting and even sympo-

sium for people to be aware of their purpose of Serving the People, Securing the Land. By LMJ
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all. George Washington

Lent is a special time of prayer, penance, sacrifice and good works in preparation of the celebration of Easter. In the desire to renew the liturgical practices of the Church, The Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of Vatican Council II stated, The two elements which are especially characteristic of Lent -- the recalling of baptism or the preparation for it, and penance -- should be given greater emphasis in the liturgy and in liturgical catechesis. It is by means of them that the Church prepares the faithful for the celebration of Easter, while they hear Gods word more frequently and devote more time to prayer (no. 109). The word Lent itself is derived from the AngloSaxon words lencten, meaning Spring, and lenctentid, which literally means not only Springtide but also was the word for March, the month in which the majority of Lent falls. Since the earliest times of the Church, there is evidence of some kind of Lenten preparation for Easter. For instance, St. Irenaeus (d. 203) wrote to Pope St. Victor I, commenting on the celebration of Easter and the differences between practices in the East and the West: The dispute is not only about the day, but also about the actual character of the fast. Some think that they ought to fast for one day, some for two, others for still more; some make their day last 40 hours on end. Such variation in the observance did not originate in our own day, but very much earlier, in the time of our forefathers (Eusebius, History of the Church, V, 24). When Rufinus translated this passage from Greek into Latin, the punctuation made between 40 and hours made the meaning to appear to be 40 days, twenty-four hours a day. The importance of the passage, nevertheless, remains that since the time of our forefathers -- always an expression for the apostles -- a 40-day period of Lenten preparation existed. However, the actual practices and duration of Lent were still not homogenous throughout the Church. Lent becomes more regularized after the legalization of Christianity in A.D. 313. The Council of Nicea (325), in its disciplinary canons, noted that two provincial synods should be held each year, one before the 40 days of Lent. St. Athanasius (d. 373) in this Festal Letters implored his congregation to make a 40-day fast prior to the more intense fasting of Holy Week. St. Cyril of Jerusalem (d. 386) in his Catechectical Lectures, which are the paradigm for our current RCIA programs, had 18 pre-baptismal instructions given to the catechumens

during Lent. St. Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) in his series of Festal Letters also noted the practices and duration of Lent, emphasizing the 40-day period of fasting. Finally, Pope St. Leo (d. 461) preached that the faithful must fulfill with their fasts the Apostolic institution of the 40 days, again noting the apostolic origins of Lent. One can safely conclude that by the end of the fourth century, the 40-day period of Easter preparation known as Lent existed, and that prayer and fasting constituted its primary spiritual exercises. Of course, the number 40 has always had special spiritual significance regarding preparation. On Mount Sinai, preparing to receive the Ten Commandments,

Nevertheless, I was always taught, If you gave something up for the Lord, tough it out. Dont act like a Pharisee looking for a loophole. Second, the general rule was for a person to have one meal a day, in the evening or at 3 p.m. These Lenten fasting rules also evolved. Eventually, a smaller repast was allowed during the day to keep up ones strength from manual labor. Eating fish was allowed, and later eating meat was also allowed through the week except on Ash Wednesday and Friday. Dispensations were given for eating dairy products if a pious work was performed, and eventually this rule was relaxed totally. (However, the abstinence from even dairy products led to the practice of blessing Easter eggs and eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday.) Over the years, modifications have been made to the Lenten observances, making our practices not only simple but also easy. Ash Wednesday still marks the beginning of Lent, which lasts for 40 days, not including Sundays. The present fasting and abstinence laws are very simple: On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, the faithful fast (having only one full meal a day and smaller snacks to keep up ones strength) and abstain from meat; on the other Fridays of Lent, the faithful abstain from meat. People are still encouraged to give up something for Lent as a sacrifice. (An interesting note is that technically on Sundays and solemnities like St. Josephs Day (March 19) and the Annunciation (March 25), one is exempt and can partake of whatever has been offered up for Lent. Nevertheless, I was always taught, If you gave something up for the Lord, tough it out. Dont act like a Pharisee looking for a loophole. Moreover, an emphasis must be placed on performing spiritual works, like attending the Stations of the Cross, attending Mass, making a weekly holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament, taking time for personal prayer and spiritual reading and most especially making a good confession and receiving sacramental absolution. Although the practices may have evolved over the centuries, the focus remains the same: to repent of sin, to renew our faith and to prepare to celebrate joyfully the mysteries of our salvation. Source: http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/ religion/re0527.html

FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS What are the origins of Lent? Did the Church always have this time before Easter?
Moses stayed there with the Lord for 40 days and 40 nights, without eating any food or drinking any water (Ex 34:28). Elijah walked 40 days and 40 nights to the mountain of the Lord, Mount Horeb (another name for Sinai) (I Kgs 19:8). Most importantly, Jesus fasted and prayed for 40 days and 40 nights in the desert before He began His public ministry (Mt 4:2). Once the 40 days of Lent were established, the next development concerned how much fasting was to be done. In Jerusalem, for instance, people fasted for 40 days, Monday through Friday, but not on Saturday or Sunday, thereby making Lent last for eight weeks. In Rome and in the West, people fasted for six weeks, Monday through Saturday, thereby making Lent last for six weeks. Eventually, the practice prevailed of fasting for six days a week over the course of six weeks, and Ash Wednesday was instituted to bring the number of fast days before Easter to 40. The rules of fasting varied. First, some areas of the Church abstained from all forms of meat and animal products, while others made exceptions for food like fish. For example, Pope St. Gregory (d. 604), writing to St. Augustine of Canterbury, issued the following rule: We abstain from flesh, meat, and from all things that come from flesh, as milk, cheese and eggs.

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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- 1205 REF CASE NO. VIII-2013-0091 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a TH services With prayer to adopt trade name GERONIMO CORTES Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a TH for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM ORMOC CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII ACCESSIBLE TO MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC & VICE VERSA with the use of FOUR (4) unit/S which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MARCH 19, 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 July 1, 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 19th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: G. CORTES, SITIO KALIPAY, BRGY. COGON, CONRADO ST., ORMOC CITY -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. C. CERCADO, CARLOS TAN ST., ORMOC CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1262 REF CASE NO. VIII-2009-0161 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 RODOLFO B. PFLEIDER II Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA with the use of TWO (2) unit/S which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to MAY 15, 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 MAY 6, 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 25th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. PFLEIDER II, Brgy. 91 (ABUCAY), Tacloban City -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR STS., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1263 REF CASE NO. VIII-2000-1228 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 PEPITO TALAVERA Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY- DAGAMI & VICE VERSA with the use of One (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to October 2, 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 July 3, 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 March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: P. TALAVERA, BRGY. PARAISO, DAGAMI LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL SIA, AVENIDA VETERAMOS ST. TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1266 REF CASE NO. VIII-2009-0381 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 RODOLFO B. PFLEIDER II Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA with the use of TWO (2) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to AUG. 26, 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 MAY 6, 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 26th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. B. PFLEIDER II, BRGY.91, TACLOBAN CITY -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR STS.,TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1273 REF CASE NO. VIII-2009-0406 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 RODOLFO B. PFLEIDER II Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA with the use of FIVE (5) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to OCT. 13,2014. 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 MAY 6, 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 25th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. B. PFLEIDER II, BRGY.91 (ABUCAY) TACLOBAN CITY -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR STS.,TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1274 REF CASE NO. VIII-2009-0303 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 RODOLFO B. PFLEIDER III Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV SHUTTLE services for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: FROM TACLOBAN CITY TO ANY POINT IN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to JULY 14, 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 MAY 6, 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 25th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. B. PFLEIDER II, BRGY.91 (ABUCAY) TACLOBAN CITY -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR., ZAMORA SALAZAR STS.,TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1403 REF CASE NO. VIII-2001-1195 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name ROBERTO A.BULAWAN Applicant/ Petitioner 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: ORMOC CITY - ALBUERA & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to SEPTEMBER 13, 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 JULY 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 28th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. A. BULAWAN, BRGY. TABGAS, ALBUERA, LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR., ZAMORA SALAZAR STS.,TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1407 REF CASE NO. VIII-2010-0303 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name JOSELITO B.MASBAD Applicant/ Petitioner 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/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to JUNE 28, 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 JULY 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 28th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: J. B. MASBAD, BRGY. PLARIDEL, BAYBAY LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR., ZAMORA SALAZAR STS.,TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1409 REF CASE NO. VIII-2010-0475 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name FRANCISCO R. JABOL JR. Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING

NOTICES
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 DULAG-MAYORGA & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to AUGUST 12, 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 JULY 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 28th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: F. R. JABOL JR., BRGY. UNION, MAYORGA, LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. E. JOMADIAO, COR., ZAMORA SALAZAR STS., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1412 REF CASE NO. VIII-2011-0226 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services With prayer to adopt trade name MELVIN W. MELGAR Applicant/ Petitioner 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- NEW BUS TERMINAL (ABUCAY) & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to NOV. 23, 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 JULY 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 28th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: M. W. MELGAR, BRGY. 71, TACLOBAN CITY -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. J. L. DAGANDAN, LOPEZ JAENA ST., ORMOC CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 1414 REF CASE NO. VIII-2013-0567 Application for Reconstitution of Records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services With prayer to adopt trade name FRANCISCO R. JABOL JR. Applicant/ Petitioner 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-MAYORGA & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to SEPT. 13, 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 JULY 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 28th day of March, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: F. R. JABOL JR., BRGY. UNION, MAYORGA, LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. NEIL SIA, AVENIDA VETERANOS ST., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 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- 0730 REF CASE NO. VIII-2008-0379 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 PFLEIDER II Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a UV EXPRESS service for the transportation of passengers and freight on the route: TACLOBAN CITY-CATBALOGAN & VICE VERSA with the use of FOUR (4) unit/s which Certificate is still valid and subsisting up to FEBRUARY 18, 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 Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION 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)/ Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2001 (IRR on R.A. 9048) Notice is hereby served to the public that SHIELO CALONG SAGADAL has filed with this Office, a petition for CORRECTION OF A CLERICAL OF TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN SEX from FEMALE to MALE in the Certificate of live birth of SHIELO C. SAGADAL at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are LOPE P. SAGADAL and NARCISA C. CALONG bearing registry number 95-295. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 07, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Calbayog City, Samar Date of Publication: EV Mail March 24-30, & 31-April 6, 2014 Republic of the Philippines application will be heard by this Board on May 6, 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 27th day of FEBRUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R. PFLEIDER II; Blks, 14 Phase 5 V & G Subd., Tacloban City -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. N. M. SIA; Avenida Veteranos St., Tacloban City EV Mail March 24-30, 2014 Local Civil Registry Office Province of Samar City of Calbayog NOTICE OF PUBLICATION 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) / Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2001 (IRR on R.A. 9048) Notice is hereby served to the public that EMILIA PARMASO MAG-AMPO has filed with this Office, a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME AND CORRECTION OF ENTRY ON THE DAY AND/OR MONTH IN THE DATE OF BIRTH from EMILY to MARIVIC and from JUNE 7, 1978 to JULY 2, 1978 in the Certificate of live birth of EMILY PARMASO MAG-AMPO at Calbayog City, Samar and whose parents are Ignacio R. Magampo and Emilia M. Parmaso bearing registry number 94-843. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 04, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Calbayog City, Samar Date of Publication: EV Mail March 24-30, & 31, April 6, 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 CORDEO DAYAN2X IN THE CIVIL REGISTRY OF ISABEL, LEYTE, RONELLE JOHN CORDEO 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 Cordeo, 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 petitioners 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 oclock 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 Cordeo 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 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, attorneys 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 Managers 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 Commercial rate * - P100.00 per col. cm. * Judicial Notices *- P 60.00 per col. cm * For inquiries: Call (053) 561-0809/ 832-0704 (Ormoc); (053) 530-3366 (Tacloban); 500-9389 (Biliran) * Exclusive of taxes/Black and White rate

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Petition No. CCE-0017-2014 RA 10172 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH I, JEANLY CHRIS ETULLE JUABLAR, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. Taberna, Palompon, Leyte. After having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking correction of the clerical error in: My certificate of live birth 2) I was born on January 27, 1994 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 94-226 4) The clerical error (s) to be corrected is (are): Item No. Description From To 2 Sex MALE FEMALE 13 First Name BONIFASCIO BONIFACIO 5) The facts/reasons for filling this petition are the following: For error No. 1: To correct my sex in my birth certificate which was wrongly written by the one who prepared it. For error No. 2: My fathers name was also erroneously written in my birth certificate thats why I am also filing this petition for correction. 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition. a) Certificate of Live Birth (SECPA & Office File Copy) b) Certification of Baptism/Elem. School Permanent Record c) NBI Clearance/Police Clearance/Personal Affidavit/ Voter Cert. d) Medical Cert. / I.D. Cards/ LCR Form No. 3A/My fathers Baptismal Cert. e) Voter Cert. of my father / Birth Certs. Of my brother & sister f) Medical Certificate / Certificate of Authenticity 7) I have not filled any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8) I am filling this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with R.A. 9048/R.A. 10172 and its implementing rules and regulation. (Sgd.) JEANLY CHRIS E. JUABLAR Petitioner VERIFICATION I, JEANLY CHRIS E. JUABLAR, the petitioner, Hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) JEANLY CHRIS E. JUABLAR Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 21st day of March, 2014 in the city/ municipality of Palompon, Leyte, petitioner exhibits in Community Tax Certificate No. 34484792 issued at Palompon, Leyte on March 7, 2014. (Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVIDA Municipal Civil Registrar Administering Officer EV Mail March 24-30, & 31 - April 6, 2014 Republic of the Philippines Local/Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Palompon

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Petition No. CCE-0016-2014 RA 10172 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH I, ROSALIE PATALINGHUG GRAGASIN of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. Tambis, Palompon, Leyte. After having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking correction of the clerical error in: My certificate of live birth 2) I was born on June 7, 1975 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines, 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 34 (A-76) 4) The clerical error(s) to be corrected is (are): Item No. Description From To 3,7 & 17 Last Name PATALINJUG PATALINGHUG 6 Date of Birth 8/7/75 JUNE 7, 1975 5) The facts/ reasons for filing this petition are the following: For error No. 1: To correct my fathers and my last names which were erroneously spelled and recorded in my birth certificate. For error No. 2: To correct also my date of birth most specifically the month wherein it should have been recorded as June 7, 1975. 6)I submit the following documents to support this petition. a) Certificate of Live Birth (SECPA & Office File Copy) b) Certificate of Baptism/ Diploma/ Form 137-E/ I.D. Card c) Certificate of Marriage of mine/Cert. of Live Birth my children d) Marriage Contract of my parents/Birth Certs. Of my brother & sister e) Medical Record/Police Clearance/NBI Clearance/Personal Affidavit 7) I have not filled any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8) I am filling this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with R.A. 9048/ R.A. 10172 and its implementing rules and regulation. (Sgd.) ROSALIE P. GRAGASIN Petitioner VERIFICATION I, ROSALIE P. GRAGASIN, the petitioner. Hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) ROSALIE P. GRAGASIN Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 21st day of March 2014 in the city/ municipality of Palompon, Leyte, petitioner exhibits in Community Tax Certificate No. 34482460 issued at Palompon, Leyte on Jan. 29, 2014. (Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVICA Municipal Civil Registrar Administering Officer EV Mail March 24- 30, & 31- April 6, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City March 14, 2014 ATTY. PAMELA S. OLIVER Clerk of Court VI Office of the Clerk of Court Regional Trial Court Ormoc City, Leyte Madam: I am respectfully forwarding to your good office the endorsement for publication pursuant to the Order of this Honorable Court dated March 13, 2014. Kindly acknowledge receipt hereof. (Sgd.) GARCIANA CONSUELO P. MIOZA Clerk of Court IV Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City CIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM-12-00009-CV For: LEGAL REDEMPTION WITH DAMAGES MA. EMMA AMO-ENRIQUEZ, Plaintiff, -versusRAEL TOLENTINO, ET, AL Defendants. x---------------------/ ORDER In compliance with the order dated January 15, 2013 of this court, through Judge Ana Lesa Radaza, directing the service of summons by publication for defendants Odette Tolentino, Anna Tolentino and Carlo Tolentino, plaintiff, through counsel, filed on May 5, 2013 a written manifestation averring that she has complied with the aforementioned order. As proof of such compliance, plaintiff attached to the said written manifestation EV Mail issues for February 4-10, 2013 and March 11-17, 2013. Since the order dated January 15, 2013 did not fix a period within which the defendants concerned can file their answer, the court, in its order dated October 21, 2013, fixed the period to file such answer at thirty days (30) and at the same time, required such order to be published and a copy thereof be sent to the last known address of the defendants. The court opted for the thirty-day period out of liberality in light of the time that had passed from the publication of the summons and complaint in the aforesaid EV Mail issues. On February 28, 2014, the court, through the Clerk of Court endorsed the order dated October 21, 2013 to the Office of the Executive Judge, RTC, Ormoc City to effect its publication in accordance with the provisions of PD 1079. Subsequently, during the hearing held by this court on March 7, 2014, Atty. Albeos, counsel for plaintiff, manifested that they have already caused the publication of the order dated October 21, 2013 with EV Mail sometime in January 2014. He further averred that he will be submitting the said issue of EV Mail together with the affidavit of publication once the expenses relating to such publication have been settled by his client. Given the manifestation made by Atty. Albeos, the court was prompted to review the record of the case. Such review disclosed the absence of any paper or order from this court causing the transmittal or endorsement of the order dated January 15, 2013 of Judge Radaza to the Office of the Executive Judge, RTC, Ormoc City. Further, there is no record of any paper or document from the Office of the Executive Judge, RTC, Ormoc City that EV Mail obtained, through raffle, the authority to publish the summons and complaint in relation to the order dated January 15, 2013. In the absence of such documents, there court holds that publications of the summons and complaint in the February 4-10 and March 11-17 issues of EV Mail are in violation of the rules as well as the provisions of PD 1079. Thus, the said publications are invalid, if not illegal. The invalidity of the previous publications obtained by plaintiff rendered the premise of liberality and leniency, upon which this court took in fixing the aforesaid thirty-day period, to be non-existent. In view of the forgoing, the order dated October 21, 2013 and that of February 28, 2014 are hereby cancelled and set aside. The transmittal letter of the clerk of the court dated February 28, 2014 addressed to the Office of the Executive Judge, RTC, Ormoc City is hereby recalled. As prayed for by plaintiff in its motion dated January 2, 2013 and in consonance with Section 15, Rule 14 of the Rules of Court, let the summons and copy of the complaint against defendants Carlo Tolentino, Anna Tolentino and Odette Tolentino be published once in a newspaper of general circulation in the province of Leyte. Let the summons state that defendants Carlo Tolentino, Anna Tolentino and Odette Tolentino have a period of sixty-days to file their answer after its publication. Further, let a copy of this order as well as the corresponding summons and copy of the complaint be sent to their last known address. Pursuant to the provisions of PD 1079, the clerk of court is directed to endorse and transmit a copy of this order to the Office of the Executive Judge, RTC, Ormoc City for purposes of publication. SO ORDERED. Ormoc |City, Philippines, March 13, 2014. (Sgd.) RENE D. ROMERO, JR. Presiding Judge Copy Furnished: Atty. Philip A. Albeos, III, Ormoc City Atty. Jasper M. Lucero, Ormoc City Office of the Executive Judge, RTC, Ormoc City The Clerk of Court, MTCC, Ormoc City EV Mail, Real St., Ormoc City RDRJ

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURTIN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City CIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM -12-00009-CV For: LEGAL REDEMPTION WITH DAMAGES MA.EMMA AMO-ENRIQUEZ, Plaintiff, -versusRAEL TOLENTINO, CARLO TOLENTINO, ANNA TOLENTINO AND ODETTE TOLENTINO, Defendants. x---------------------------/ SUMMONS TO: CARLO TOLENTINO Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City ANNA TOLENTINO Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City ODETTE TOLENTINO Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City GREETINGS: You are hereby required, within sixty (60) days upon publication of this summons, to file with this Court and serve on the plaintiff your answer to the complaint, copy of which is attached, together with the annexes. You are reminded of the provision in the IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002 to observe restraint in filing a motion to dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof as defenses in the Answer. If you fail to answer within the time fixed, the plaintiff will take judgment by default and may be granted the relief applied for in the complaint. WITNESS MY hand under the seal of the Court, this 13th day of March, 2014 at Ormoc City, Philippines. (Sgd.) GARCIANA CONSUELO P. MIOZA Clerk of Court IV Republic of the Philippines Supreme Court MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City -o0oCIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM-12-00009-CV For: LEGAL REDEMPTION WITH DAMAGES MA. EMMA AMO-ENRIQUEZ Plaintiffs, -versusRAEL TOLENTINO, CARLO LEGAL REDEMPTION WITH TOLENTINO, ANNA TOLENTINO and DAMAGES ODETTE TOLENTINO Defendants. x-------------/ COMPLAINT PLAINTIFF, through the undersigned counsels and unto this Honorable Court respectfully state, that: 1. Plaintiff is of legal age, married and a resident of Brgy. San Roque, Don Antonio Heights, Antipolo City, Philippines and for the purpose of this case plaintiff is represented by his brother Bonaven S. Amo by virtue of a Special Power of Attorney executed on February 18, 2012, while defendants are likewise all of legal age, and residents of Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City, Philippines, where they may served with summons and other court processes. Copy of the Special Power of Attorney attached hereto as ANNEX A; 2. Both parties have the capacity to sue and be sued; 3. Plaintiff is one of the children and heirs of the late spouses Basilio Amo and Estrella Salazar evidenced by her certificate of live birth hereto attached as ANNEX B; 4. During the lifetime of spouses Basilio Amo and Estrella Salazar, they owned a certain parcel of land particularly described as follows: A parcel of land (Lot 1 of the consolidation and subdivision plan, Pcs-08-000349 being a portion of the consolidation of Lot 153 and Lot 154 of the Cadastral Survey of Ormoc, L.R.C. Cad. Rec. No. 1456), situated in the Poblacion, city of Ormoc, Island of Leyte, containing an area of ONE HUNDRED TWENTY ONE (121) SQUARE METERS, covered by Transfer Certificate of Title No. 24626. Copy of the Transfer Certificate of Title No. 24626 hereto attached as ANNEX C; 5. Sometime in February 2012, plaintiff and her brother Bonaven Amo received a letter from defendants through their counsel Atty. Aleah Rafel Bataan- Tolibao informing the former that 9/11th portion of the above-described lot was sold to the defendants by the plaintiffs siblings and nephews and nieces. (who are representative of the deceased Elisa Polangcus) namely:- Elvira Amo, Benedicto Amo, Benjamin Amo, Elerita Amo, Basilio Amo Jr., Bernardo Amo, Editha Amo, Beethoven Amo, Marisol Polangcus, Joseph Polangcus, Jericho Polangcus, Caryl Ann Polangcus and Maria Theresa Polangcus. Copy of the letter hereto attached as ANNEX D; 6. Plaintiff obtained a certified true copy of the Transfer Certificate of Title No. 24626 from the Office of the Registry of Deeds of Ormoc City and she confirmed an affidavit of adverse claim entered at the back thereof executed by the defendants stating that they have purchased some portions of the subject property. Plaintiff also exerted effort to obtain a copy of the Deed of Absolute Sale executed by her co-heirs but she was only able to secure the one executed by Editha Amo. Copy of the Deed of Sale executed by Editha Amo hereto attached as ANNEX E while Entry No. 2298 at the back of TCT No. 24626 is marked as ANNEX C-1; 7. In the same letter, defendants also demanded partition of the subject property. In a letter-reply dated February 17, 2012 sent by the plaintiff through counsel, plaintiff express her desire to redeem the 9/11th share sold by her siblings to the defendants but as of the filing of this case, there is no response coming from the defendants. On March 20, 2012, another letter was also sent to the defendants again informing them of the proposed redemption price but plaintiff received no response too. Copy of the letter-reply dated February 17, 2012 and a letter dated March 20,2012 hereto attached as ANNEX F AND G respectively; 8. Elvira Amo, Benedicto Amo, Benjamin Amo, Elerita Amo, Basilio amo Jr., Bernardo Amo, Editha Amo, Beethoven Amo, Marisol Polangcus, joseph Polangcus, Jericho Polangcus, Caryl Ann Polangcus and Maria Theresa Polangcus who are co-heirs of the plaintiff, sold their 9/11th share of the subject lot to the defendants without written notice to the plaintiff, neither did the defendants sent a letter to the plaintiff, hence plaintiff has the right to redeem the said sold share. Plaintiff is willing to redeem the shares of her co-heirs in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand pesos (P150,000.00) per share as reflected in the Deed of Absolute Sale they executed or a total of One Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P1,350,000.00); 9. The lot subject of this case has an assessed value of only P12,830.00 per Tax Declaration No. 01013-00009 hereto attached and marked ANNEX H; 10. Parties are not residents of the same city, hence bringing the matter before the barangay level is not necessary. Notwithstanding the fact that this case is exempted from barangay conciliation, yet earnest efforts have been exerted by the herein plaintiff to settle this case amicably but proved futile; 11. Due to the unreasonable act of the defendants in refusing to sell back the shares of the plaintiffs co-heirs, plaintiff is constrained to hire the services of a counsel incurring expenses of P30,000.00 as acceptance fee plus P2,000 in every court appearances; 12. Plaintiff also suffered serious anxiety and mental anguish which if converted to money would amount to P50,000.00; 13. To deter others who have an inclination of doing similar act, defendant should be made to pay an amount of P20,000.00 exemplary damages. PRAYER WHEREFORE, plaintiff respectfully prays that judgment be rendered in favor of the plaintiffs and against the defendants: 1. Declaring plaintiff to have the right to redeem the shares of her co-heirs which was sold to the herein defendants; 2. Ordering the defendants to sell back the shares of the plaintiffs co-heirs which was sold to them in the amount of One Hundred Fifty Thousand pesos (P150,000.00) per share or a total amount of One Million Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Pesos (P1,350,000.0). 3. Ordering the defendants to execute a Deed of Absolute Sale and other documents necessary to effect the transfer ownership of the subject shares from the defendants to the plaintiff;] 4. Ordering the cancellation of the adverse claim annotated at the back of the TCT No. 24626; 5. Ordering the defendants to indemnify plaintiffs P30,000.00 as attorneys fees, P50,000.00 as moral damages, exemplary damages is the amount of P20,000.00 and litigation expenses of not less than P10,000.00 Other reliefs just and equitable under the circumstances are likewise prayed for. Ormoc City, Philippines, March 22, 2012. BANZON ALBEOS & TABUCANON LAW OFFICES Counsel for the Plaintiff Fr. I. Cataag St., Ormoc City (Sgd.) PHILIP A. ALBEOS III Roll of Attorneys No. 53098 PTR No. 3560509, 1/3/12/ Ormoc City IBP OR No. 843743, 1/3/12, Ormoc City TIN No. 947-754-295 MCLE Compliance No. IV-0003625 Issued on December 2, 2011 (Sgd.) GERENTSTEIN T. BANZON Roll of Attorneys No. 53280 PTR No. 3114736, 1/3/12, Ormoc City IBP OR No. 843713,11/16/11, Ormoc City TIN No. 233-393-726 MCLE Compliance No. IV-0003620 Issued on December 2, 2011 VERIFICATION / CERTIFICATION (Non-Forum Shopping) I, BONAVEN S. AMO, of legal age, Filipino, married and a resident of San Pablo St., Philippines upon being sworn, hereby depose and say: 1. That I am the attorney-in-fact of the plaintiff in the above entitled case; 2. That I have caused the said complaint to be prepared and have read and understood the contents thereof and that the allegations contained therein are true, according to my own personal knowledge and belief and based on authentic records; And I further Certify; THAT: a) I have not commenced any action or proceedings involving the same issue in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or any other tribunal or agency; b) That to the best of my knowledge, no such action or proceeding is pending in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, or any other tribunal or agency; c) And if there is any such action or proceedings which is either pending or may have been terminated, I will state the status thereof, and d) if I should thereafter learn that a similar action or proceeding has been filed or is pending before the Supreme court, the Court of Appeals, or any other tribunal, or agency, I will undertake to report that fact within five (5) days therefrom, to this Honorable Court. 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my signature this ___ day of March 2012 at Ormoc City, Philippines. (Sgd.) BONAVEN S. AMO Petitioner Non-Prof Driv. Lic No. H03-02-038012 Valid until March 8, 2013 SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO before the this March 22, 2012 in Ormoc City, Philippines. (Sgd.) PHILIP A. ALBEOS III Notary Public UNTIL DECEMBER 31, 2012 NOTARIAL COMMISSION NO. 10-1202 Attorneys Roll No. 53098 PTR No. 3560509, DTD 1/3/12 TIN No. 947-754-295 IBP OR No. 843743, 1/3/12, Ormoc City MCLE Compliance No. IV-0003625 DATED December 2, 2011 Doc No. 237 Page No. 48 Book No. XXI Series of 2012

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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 ROSAURA M. LABASBAS, petitioner, has filed with this Office a petition for CHANGE OF FIRST NAME from ARVIN to JUSTINE in the Certificate of Live Birth of ARVIN ANDAYA TICAY who was born on February 28, 1994 at CALBAYOG CITY, SAMAR and whose parents are Venancio Samson and Erlinda Ticay bearing registry number 94-1484. Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than April 07, 2014. (Sgd.) FE D. QUEROLJICO City Civil Registrar EV Mail March 24-30 & 31-April 6, 2014

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Regional Trial Court Eight Judicial Region Branch 17 Palompon, Leyte SP. PROC. CASE NO. R- PAL -14-0400-SP FOR: CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN THE RECORD OF BIRTH IN THE MATTER OF CORRECTION OF ENTRY OF BIRTH RECORD OF SATURNINO S. ABAN SATURNINO S. ABAN Petitioner, -versusMUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF VILLABA, LEYTE Respondents. x-------------------/ ORDER A verified petition having been filed with this Court by petitioner, through counsel, Atty. Gerentstein T. Banzon, praying that after publication, notice and hearing an Order be issued directing the Local Civil Registrar of Villaba, Leyte and the Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office to correct the date of birth of the petitioner appearing in his Certificate of Live Birth issued by the Municipal Civil Registrar of Villaba, Leyte, from December 23, 1954 to December 22, 1951. As the petition appears to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing pursuant to Section 4, Rule 108 of the Rules of Court on June 16, 2014 at 8:30 oclock in the morning at the Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte at which date, time and place, any person may appear and show cause, if any why the petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petition in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be made at least one week prior to the date set for initial hearing. Furnish copies of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General, the Local Civil Registrar of Villaba, Leyte, the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor of Leyte, Atty. Gerentstein Banzon, Office of the Civil Registrar General, National Statistics Office and the petitioner. SO ORDERED. Given in Chambers, this 18th day of February, 2014 at the Hall of Justice, Palompon, Leyte. (Sgd.) MARIO O. QUINIT Presiding Judge Copy furnished: 1. Atty. Gerentstein T. Banzon- Albeos & Tabucanon Law Office, Fr. Cataag St., Ormoc City 2. The Office of the Solicitor General, - Manila 3. Pros. Lorna Pades Palompon, Leyte 4. National Statistics Office- Manila 5. Saturnino S. Aban- 216 Upper Balite, Brgy. Fortune, Marikina City 6. Local Civil Registrar of Villaba, Leyte 7. EV Mail Ormoc City EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014
Extra-Judicial Settlement with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late ALFONSO LORA re a parcel of land Cad Lot No. 2, located at Barangay Atabay Hilongos, Leyte and covered by TD No. 14005-00055-R13, containing an area of .4351.04 hectares was settled among his heirs and 375 sq. m. sold in favor of SPS. RICKY RALLOS and PAULINA N. RALLOS per Doc. No. 171; Page No. 36; Book No. IX; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ma. Lourdes MadulaVilbar. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Affidavit of Self Adjudication with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late MARCIAL TAER re a parcel of land Lot No. 2372 containing an area of 6,334 sq. m. located in Barangay Lamak Hilongos, Leyte, covered by TD No. 14021 00168 R-13 was adjudicated unto himself by ROMAN TAER and sold in favor of CARMELA G. ESPERANZA per Doc. No. 372; Page No. 76; Book No. VII; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Ma. Lourdes MadulaVilbar. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late SALUD PEPITO re a parcel of land Lot 20, Block 3, Psd-173323, situated in Barrio Patag, Ormoc City, containing an area of 500 square meters was settled among her heirs and sold in favor of MANUEL M. DEL RIO per Doc. No. 457; Page No. 88; Book No. 61; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Gregorio A. Paquibot, Jr. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Extra-judicial Settlement with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late VICENTE OLAER and JULIA OLAER re a parcel of land described as Lot No. 2370, containing an area of 21,837 sq. m. located in Barangay Lamak Hilongos Leyte was settled among their heirs and sold in favor of LUCELA GREGORIOS per Doc. No. 385; Page No 73; Book O. VII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ma. Lourdes Madula- Vilbar. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Sworn declaration of property NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that SOFIA L. TABERNERO, of legal age, Filipino, widow, and with residence and postal address in Brgy. Ipil I, Palompon, Leyte. That she is the surviving spouse of the estate of late CIPRIANO TABERNERO re parcels of a residential land situated in Brgy. Ipil I, Palompon, Leyte, covered by under TD No. 08-3100600264, Cad. Lot No. 177, containing an area of 57 sq. m. ; and a residential building erected on the land above-described under TD No. 08-31006-00265, both residential, declared in the name of Sps. Cipriano & Sofia Tabernero, and SOFIA Tabernero. That she is executed affidavit to attest to the truth of the foregoing and to support the application for estate tax clearance for whatever legal purpose it may serve. Affidavit was subscribed per Doc. No. 574; Page No. 79; Book No. LXV; Series of 2014 before Atty. Camilo P. Esmero. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late LUPA LUNALAURITO re a parcel of residential land situated in Brgy. Lomonon, Palompon, Leyte, covered by TD No. 08-3102800509 R13, Cadastral Lot No. 2765, containing an area of 104 sq. m. was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of SPS. SILVANO D. TABERNERO and ADELWISA M. TABERNERO per Doc. No. 474; Page No. 59; Book No. LXV; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Camilo P. Esmero. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE THE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MARGIE STA. IGLESIA MASCARIAS-HINONANGAN, one of the legal heir estates of the late SPOUSES VICENTE A. MASCARAS and JUSTINIANA STA. IGLESIA re a parcel of land Lot No. 460 of the Cadastral Survey of Baybay, situated in Municipality of Baybay, containing an area of 345 sq. m. sold in favor of MINETTE FLORA M. HINONANGAN, IAN FERNANDO M. HINONANGAN and MARGIE DARYL M. HINONANGAN per Doc. No. 464; Page No. 93; Book No. LVII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Joseph Carnel M. Bandalan. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE THE IS HEREBY GIVEN that MARGIE STA. IGLESIA MASCARIAS-HINONANGAN, one of the legal heir estates of the late SPOUSES VICENTE A. MASCARAS and JUSTINIANA STA. IGLESIA re a parcel of land Lot No. 352-B of the sub. Plan, being a portion of Lot 352, situated in Baybay City, containing an area of 227 sq. m. sold in favor of MINETTE FLORA M. HINONANGAN, IAN FERNANDO M. HINONANGAN and MARGIE DARYL M. HINONANGAN per Doc. No. 462; Page No. 93; Book No. LVII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Joseph Carnel M. Bandalan. EV Mail March 17-23, 24-30, & 31- April 6, 2014 Extra-Judicial Settlement of Bank Accounts NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late BENJAMIN T. PARRILLA, SR. had left an account with Land Bank of the Philippines under ESP Account No. 0951-0268-59; and Savings Account No. 0951-007675 were settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 197; Page No. 40; Book No. LXXVI; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ruben R. Capahi. EV Mail March 3-9, 10-16 & 17-23, 2014

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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. 99-03007-00183 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 ES TANISLAWA 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. HAMOAY 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. 091-20-003578-5 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 134; Page No. 27; Book No. LXIII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. BataanTolibao. 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 KLENTS 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. 091-20001652-7 (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-08024524-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

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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 oclock 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

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CCE-0033-2014 R.A. 10172 Date: MARCH 05, 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 RAQUEL SOLIJON LORETO has filed with this Office, a petition for change of GENDER from FEMALE to MALE in the certificate of live birth of RAQUEL SOLIJON LORETO at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are LEANDRO BALABAG LORETO and CRISPINA MANCAO SOLIJON. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than MARCH 05, 2014. (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG City Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: Eastern Visayas Mail Place of Publication: Leyte Date of Publication: March 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014

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 OWNERS 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 owners 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 owners 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 oclock 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

Commercial rate * - P100.00 per col. cm. * Judicial Notices *- P 60.00 per col. cm * For inquiries: Call (053) 561-0809/ 832-0704 (Ormoc); (053) 530-3366 (Tacloban); 500-9389 (Biliran) * Exclusive of taxes/Black and White rate Republic of the Philippines PROVINCE OF LEYTE City of Baybay Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod Excerpt from the MINUTES OF THE 10th REGULAR SESSION OF THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGGSOD OF BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE HELD IN THE SESSION HALL ON MARCH 10, 2014. CITY ORDINANCE NO. 01 S. 2014 AN ORDINANCE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF RIZAL BOULEVARD FROM LHUILLIER TO THE EXIT JUNCTION AT RAMON MAGSAYSAY AVENUE TO BE USED AS TEMPORARY AREA FOR STALL OWNERS IN THE MARKET TO DISPLAY THEIR WARES, PRODUCTS AND OTHERS DUE TO THE RENOVATION OF THE PUBLIC MARKET WHICH WAS DESTROYED SEVERELY BY TYPHOON YOLANDA UP TO THE END OF JULY 2014 OR UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE CONSTRUCTION THEREOF. SPONSORED & INTRO BY: HONORABLE DOMINADOR K. MURILLO, HONORABLE LOLITO C. MUEZ AND HONORABLE ALAN D. FERNANDEZ. WHEREAS, The City of Baybay was severely damaged by typhoon Yolanda that struck last November 8, 2013; WHEREAS, one of the public buildings that was totally depraved was the Public Market located in the reclamation area; WHEREAS, the Public Market before served as the center of commerce that contributed much to the stimulation of the growth of economic activities of the City; WHEREAS, all vendors and the like were much affected in the selling and distributing their wares, products and others to their regular local and transient costumer/s; WHEREAS, the noble intention of the City Government is to return from being depraved to normalcy that construction for a new Public Market be effected at the start of April 1, 2014; WHEREAS, the City Government is dutybound to protect the health and safety of its constituents in getting in and out of the area as well as all sort of vendors therein where the construction of the Public Market is going on; WHEREAS, to pave a way for the construction/renovation of the new public market without being disturbed and to provide temporary area for all vendors to display for sale their wares, products and others; NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod in session assembled, that: SECTION 1 TITLE .- This ordinance shall be know and called as AN ORDINANCE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE A PORTION OF RIZAL BOULEVARD FROM LHUILLIER TO THE EXIT JUNCTION AT RAMON MAGSAYSAY AVENUE TO BE USED AS TEMPORARY AREA FOR STALL OWNERS IN THE MARKET TO DISPLAY THEIR WARES, PRODUCTS AND OTHERS DUE TO THE RENOVATION OF THE PUBLIC MARKET WHICH WAS DESTROYED SEVERELY BY TYPHOON YOLANDA UP TO THE END OF JULY 2014 OR UNTIL THE COMPLETIO OF THE CONSTRUCTION THEREOF. SECTION 2. SCOPE.- This ordinance shall cover all market vendors, owners/business operators who are selling their wares, products and others or anyone whose business operation is within the existing public market. SECTION 3. POSTING OF NOTICE- It is hereby mandatory for concerned offices of the Local Government of this City to post notice and information to the Public in general concerning the on-going construction/renovation of the Public Market to avoid getting inside and for those concerned market vendors, stall owners and operators to restrain themselves in selling the products or any kind beyond the area provided to them. SECTION 4. PROHIBITION.- It shall be unlawful for any market vendor, stall owners/seller or operator of any business establishment who were on their business inside the Public Market before to remain and display or sell their products, wares and the like not on the designated area as prescribed in this ordinance. SECTION 5. PENALTY.- Any person, vendor, stall owner and business operator found in violation of this ordinance shall be fined as follows: First Offense fine of Five Hundred Pesos (P500.00) Second Offense fine of One Thousand Pesos (P1,000.00) SECTION 6. EFFECTIVITY .- This ordinance shall take effect 15 days after its approval posting and publication. ENACTED, March 10, 2014. RESOLVED, FURTHER, to let certified copies of this ordinance be furnished to the Honorable Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte, for their information and appropriate action. I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the foregoing ordinance which was duly adopted by the Sangguniang Panlungsod during its regular session held on March 10, 2014. (Sgd.) AMELITO V. BORNEO SP. Secretary ATTESTED AND CERTIFIED TO BE DULY ADOPTED: (Sgd.) MICHAEL L. CARI City Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer APPROVED BY HER HONOR: (Sgd.) CARMEN L. CARI City Mayor EV Mail March 17-23, 2014

Deed of Extra-Judicial Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late VICENTE A. MASCARIAS and JUSTINIANA STA. IGLESIA MASCARIAS re parcels of land Lot No. 5653, covered by TCT No. T-15901, containing an area of 3,237 sq. m.; Lot No. 460, covered by TCT No. T-15358, containing an area of 345 sq. m.; Lot No. 4501, covered by TCT No. T-8779 , containing an area of 23,432 sq. m.; Lot No. 352-B, CT No. T-10300, containing an area of 227 sq. m. ; Lot No. 5529, covered by TCT No. T-15721, containing an area of 2,280 sq. m. ; Lot No. 4851, covered by TCT No. T-1782, containing an area of 121,701 sq. m. ; Lot No. 4856, covered by TCT No. T-14290, containing an area of 7,524 sq. m. ; Lot No. 4494, covered by TCT No. T- 16154 , containing an area of 12,784 sq. m. ; and Lot No. 4493 , covered by OCT No. 6142 , containing an area of 1,592 sq. m. were partitioned among their heirs per Doc. No. 120; Page No. 24; Book No. LVIII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Joseph Carnel M. Randalan. EV Mail March 17-23, 2430, & 31- April 6, 2014 Self Adjudication with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the property of the late M ARIA BURACAN re a parcel of land designated as Cad. Lot No. 3509 containing an area of 9,900 sq. meters declared under TD No. 99-01032-00222 in her name situated at Brgy. Guin-on. Calbayog District, Calbayog City was adjudicated unto himself by AGAPTIO P. LAYONG and sold in favor of TEODORA M. ANDO per Doc. No. 1760; Page No. 52; Book No. CXII; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Rowena Urot. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late RUFINO TORCULAS re a parcel of agricultural land designated as Lot No. 1235-Part containing an area of 25,600 sq.m. under TD No. 99-0202600087 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of MAXIMA TORCULAS BALATAYO per Doc. No. 147; Page No. 31; Book No. XXVIII; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 2014 Deed of Extrajudicial Partition of a Portion of Land with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the property of the late DIONESIO A. CAMILON which he co-owned with other heirs described as a parcel of land designated as Lot. No. 1889 at Magsaysay Boulevard, Brgy. East Awang, Calbayog City, containing an area of 65 sq.m. and declared under TD No. 99-01006-00937 was settled among them and sold in favor of SPS. RAMON and CAROLINA BARING per Doc. No. 453; Page No. 91; Book No. V; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Jennylyn D. Sumagang-Doriendo. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, 24-30, 2014

Deed of Extrajudicial Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of late RODOLFO I. ASEO, SR. re parcels of land Lot No. 24-B, situated at Dist. 17, Ormoc City, covered by TCT No. TP-477, containing an area of 59 sq. m. covered by TD No. 01017-00064; with the residential building, covered by TD No. 01017-00065; a portion of 1/3 rd of an agricultural land, Lot No. 10632-A, situated at Sitio Agayayan, Bo. Of tugbong, now Brgy. Tagaytay, Kananga, Leyte covered by TCT No. T-3572, containing an area of 77,311 sq. m. were settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 453; Page No. 95; Book NO. 26; Series of 2009 of Notary Public Bruno A. Villamor. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition of Bank Deposit with Special Power of Attorney NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the late ALEX MENDOLA GENOSA had left and account with the Bank of Commerce, Ormoc City under Savings Account No. 091200034037 was settled and partitioned among his heirs per Doc. No. 422; Page No. 85; Book No. XL; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Aleah Rafel G. Bataan-Tolibao. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014 Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late ALFREDO MALINAO re a parcel of land Lot 1158D, Psd-96809, situated in Poblacion, Ormoc City, containing an area of 60 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 17579 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of SPS. LYNN R. MAGSAMBOL and GLORIA A. MAGSAMBOL per Doc. No. 68; Page No. 14; Book No. XXXV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Allan Castro. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late MOISES L. TORRENTE re a parcel of land Lot No. 4566 containing an area of 1.3513.80 hectares, located in Barangay Concepcion, Hilongos, Leyte and covered by TD No. 14015-0012-R13 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 450; Page No. 91; Book No. VII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ma. Lourdes Madula-Vilbar. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014 Extra-Judicial Settlement with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late ARNESTO VALDUEZA re a parcel of land Lot No. 2348, containing an area of 6,418 sq. m. located in Barangay Lamak Hilongos Leyte and covered by TD No. 1402100204 R13 was settled among his heirs and sold in favor of SPS. ISMAEL U. GREGORIOS and LUCY JULIA L. GREGORIOS per Doc. No. 399; Page No. 81; Book No. VII; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Ma. Lourdes MadulaVilbar. EV Mail March 10-16, 17-23, & 24- 30, 2014

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Thanks to Rotary, South-East Asia, including Philippines, is now polio-free


AN INDEPENDENT panel of 11 experts in medicine and related specialties has certified the South-East Asia Region, including the Philippines, as polio-free. This makes 80% of the worlds population living in four World Health Organization regions to be certified polio-free, said that United Nations Information Center, in a statement. This is a momentous victory for the millions of health workers who have worked with governments, nongovernmental organizations, civil society and international partners to eradicate polio from the Region, said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director for the WHO South-East Asia Region. The experts, who constitute the South-East Asia Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication (SEA-RCCPE), met for two days to review evidence from countries before reaching the decision that all 11 countries of the Region have met the requirements for certification. To be polio free, the following conditions must be satisfied: at least three years of zero confirmed cases due to indigenous wild poliovirus; excellent laboratorySEE

Cebu, 31.03.2014

Did you know that the global fight against Polio was started in the Philippines?
YESSIR, THE global fight against the debilitating polio started in the country in 1979. It was started by the Rotary Club International. Sergio Mulitsch di Palmenberg, an outstanding and forward-looking Rotarian, inspired the campaign and promoted what was dubbed as the PolioPlus massive vaccination activity. Mulitsch facilitated the shipment of the first 500,000 doses of anti-polio vaccine to the Philippines in 1980. The project would then catch on with the international organization and by 1985, Rotarians all over the world contributed over US 850-million dollars and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours to help inoculate the worlds children. Rotarys commitment to the program then moved the World Health Organization (WHO) to pass a resolution in 1988 to eradicate polio by 2000. After that, Rotary has been recognized by the United Nations as the key private partner in the eradication effort. In 2008, Rotary received a $100 million challenge grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary committed to raise a counterpart of $100 million. In January 2009, Bill Gates announced a second challenge grant of $255 million. Rotary again committed to raise another $100 million. At the time of the second challenge grant, Bill Gates said: We know that its a formidable challenge to eradicate a disease that has killed and crippled children since at least the time of the ancient Egyptians. We dont know exactly when the last child will be affected. But we do have the vaccines to wipe it out. Countries do have the will to deploy all the tools at their disposal. If we all have the fortitude to see this effort through to the end, then we will eradicate polio. Since then, 80 percent of the worlds population is polio-free. Thanks to Rotarian Sergio Mulitsch di Palmenberg who started it all. Regrettably, he passed away in 1987. Source: Wikipedia.

Call for tenders from the Swiss Humanitarian Aid to whom it may concern

The Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA) in the Philippines is calling for tenders for the rehabilitation works of school buildings in Matag Ob and Kananga municipalities, West Leyte. Documentation is available for interested contractors from Monday, March 31th 2014 at SDC office in Ormoc (see address below) or by Email. All offers are to be submitted at SDC office in Ormoc by Friday, April 11th by 5:00 pm. Results will be announced directly to contractors by Friday, April 18th.

Contact and address: Guillaume Roux-Fouillet Construction expert +63 (0) 947 746 50 73 guillaume.roux@sdc.net Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation - SDC Ormoc office, Corner Real St & San Vidal St Red building, 3rd floor Ormoc, West Leyte, Philippines

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