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website: leytesamardaily.net VOL. XXV NO. 149 http://www.scribd.com/lsde_scribd e-mail: Editorial - lsdaily2@yahoo.com SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 08, 2013 P10.00 IN TACLOBAN
BY AHLETTE C. REYES

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Over 30 groups to join esteros clean up drive in EV


Slated this September 21, the clean up will be done in eighteen water bodies adopted in the region under the AdoptAn-Estero Program. The program is a collaborative undertaking between and among communities along esteros or creeks and rivers, concerned local government units, private sector and the DENR to achieve a cleaner, safer and healthier environment. The month of September is proclaimed as Philippine Clean up Month pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 244. The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) celebrates clean up month to intensify the campaign to raise awareness towards waste minimization. Here in the city, the Burayan River and Mahayahay Creek will be cleaned up by donor partners Coca Cola Bottlers Phils., Inc- Tacloban Plant and Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers (PIChe); while the Mangonbangon River will have its donor partners Geodetic Engineers of the Phils, Mother of Mercy Hospital, Divine World Hospital, McCarol Ventures, Rotary Club of Kandaya, Leyte Normal University, Petron Tacloban Depot, Couples for ChristHOLD, Volunteer for the Visayas to conduct the clean up. Meanwhile, the EMB will also take the orchestrated clean up to Albuera, Leyte for the Bacan River together with Pulp Specialties Phils. Inc.; to Ormoc City for the Panalian River with Leyte Agri Corp.; to Baybay City for Pagbanganan River and Utlanan Creek with respective donor partners Baybay City Autotek Services, LGU to page 11

TACLOBAN CITY More than 30 dierent local government units, industry partners, private establishment and offices and non-government organizations are set to converge in various adopted water bodies in the region for an orchestrated clean up which highlights this years observance of the National Clean Up Month.

Rev. Fr. Juderick Paul Calumpiano, chairman of the Diocesan Commission on Social Action-Justice & Peace, the social action arm of the Diocese of Borongan conducted a lecture on enviromental education & awareness during the rst municipal enviromental summit held at covered court in Salcedo E. Samar. LITO A. BAGUNAS

Environmental summit held in Salcedo town


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TACLOBAN CITY An environmental summit that centers on the effects of mining was organized by the municipal government of Salcedo to inform the people of the detrimental effects of mining to their environment as they are cam-

In Pambujan: Municipal health ocer has higher salary than mayor


TACLOBAN CITY Heres one thing that bothers the mayor of Pambujan, Northern Samar: the municipal health officer receives higher salary than him. Mayor Lino Balanquit said that it is unfair for a mayor to receive lower salary than other municipal officials given the responsibility entrusted to them. The mayor receives P42,302 monthly, lower by P2,473 than the towns health officer monthly pay of P44,775. Balanquit, who is now on first term after serving as a town chief executive from 2001 to 2010, said elected officials are asking to at least raise their pay to the maximum step, but within the salary grade. Unlike some municipal doctors, the mayor is on call 24 hours a day and seven days a week, Balanquit said in a brief interview at the sidelines of financial management training conducted by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). The mayor said that since the existing rules on step implements for elected officials is silent, theyre looking at remedies to somehow close to page 12

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paigning for their town to be a mining-free town. Mayor Melchor Melgar said that the summit was attended by officials from 41 barangays of his town, members of nongovernment organizations, peoples organizations, students and local government officials and employees. Among those who to page 9

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red, stopped at the back of Castillo and poke a gun to him and order the later to board the suspects motorcycle. Then they immediately proceeded toward the direction of Catarman town proper. While on board, the back rider carted away the victims collection amounting to P60,000 and his wallet containing P1,000 and other personal valuable items. Police initial investigation also revealed that the victim was brought Brgy. Cal-gang, also of this town, where he was dropped by the suspects who fled toward the direction of Catarman proper. A few weeks ago, sales personnel of Philip Moris was also robbed in said place with the suspects are two unidentified persons riding in tandem. Miranda, in an interview, disclosed that based on their initial investigation, the suspects that victimized the personnel of Philip Moris and the suspects of the recent robbery incident were the same. San amon inisyal nga imbistigasyon nakita namo nga the same modus an operation, so an amon imbistigasyon niyan naka focus nga ini may ada grupo nga mao ta nga mga taw okay tungod san kanra modus operande nga sayo manla an nakikita ta nga kanra pamaagi san pag trabaho, he said. Ma yaon kami nahibaru-an nga mayaon meimbro sini nga taga gawas ngan mayaon man liwat taga didi ta sa area san Catarman nga nag ooperate, he said. He also said that the area is a soft target of the group because the area has no communication signal and the victims having a hard time in reporting the incident to the police. In connection with this, Supt. Miranda appealed to the barangay officials in the area to re activate their barangay tanod and be vigilant to help the police to curb criminalities such this.

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Robbers strike again in Catarman highway


CATARMAN, Northern Samar -- Another salesman was robbed by an still unidentified suspect along the Catarman-Lope de Vega-Calbayog road, also known as the south road. This time it is the salesman of Coca Cola distributor based this town. Catarman Chief of Police, Police Supt. Jesus Miranda identified the victim as Michael Castillo,32, married, resident of Brgy. 8, Pambujan town, and a salesman of certain Sixto Espina, Cola Cola distributor based in this town. With Castillo was his driver identified as Cris Caparal, 24, single, resident of Brgy. 2 Pambujan, and a helper identified as Virgilio Balanquit, 54, married, and a resident of Purok 6, Brgy. Baybay Catarman. Based on a police report, it disclosed that a certain Bernardito Caparic, 51, barangay tanod of Brgy. Polangi, this town, helped the victims in informing and reporting to the Catarman police station regarding the incident that transpired around 3:30 in the afternoon of Sept. 3, 2013. Supt. Miranda immediately dispatched a police team led by SPO2 Leo Arnio Magpayo with PO3 Elesio Meno Dasig Jr., PO3 Leopablo Dorico Adan, PO2 Marcelo Arcino Ponce, PO1 Edmund Nang Corsino, and PO1 Brent Longcop Espinola to conduct investigation and verify the incident. Initial investigation disclosed that the victims on board a Coca Cola service vehicle was in Purok 1, Barangay Polangi, in front of a store owned by certain Shirley Tandaguen, to deliver cases of soft drinks. While Caparal and Balanquit were unloading some bottle of soft drinks,Castillo went to another store nearby to get her order when two unidentified suspects, riding a Honda Wave Motorcycle color

DPWH inaugurates bridge in Calbayog


earthquakes and other natural calamities, said DPWH Regional Director Rolando Asis. Strengthening of the 65.35-meter bridge kicked off early of February 2013 and was completed mid last month. Among the guests in the inauguration are Asis, Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, DPWH assistant regional director Edgar Tabacon, DPWH regional construction division chief Luciano Gumba and DPWH to page 11

TACLOBAN CITY -- More policemen, increased police visibility and a working homicide and theft and robbery sections are among the top priorities of newly installed Tacloban City police director S/SuptDomingo Cabillan. Cabillan formally assumed as city police

New Tacloban City police chief bares top priorities of his office
director in a turn-over ceremony at the Tacloban City Police Office headquarters last September 5, 2013, replacing Senior Supt. Teodoro Basa who has served as police director for five months. Prior to his appointment as a city director, Cabillan had served for two years and three

months as Capiz Police Provincial director. In an interview, Cabillan told Leyte Samar Daily Express that there is a need to organize an intelligence network among barangay tanods and civilian groups. The group, Cabillan said, would be of great help to the police force

TACLOBAN CITYThe Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) will inaugurate today the newly rehabilitated Rosales Bridge in Calbayog City, one of vital infrastructures in Eastern Visayas. (TITO B. TEPACE) The P25.76 million strengthening project covers the construction in fighting criminality. With this, more police- of four piers, five span men will be doing beat of bridge deck slab, fourpatrols, which is a de- lane reinforced concrete terrent to crimes. I want deck girders, concrete more police visibility be- railing, reinforcing steel, cause Tacloban is such a grouted riprap and expansion dam. big area. The rehabilitation Cabillan said they will conduct more check- of old bridges along points in the city and is national roads is one calling on the public, not of our priorities in just the barangay officials, the region under the to cooperate with their efBridge Management forts to maintain a peaceful System. This is now to page 7 designed to withstand

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Artificial rice shortage

ice prices have been going up unreasonably. There were reports that prices of rice have actually been rising by as much as P2-5 per kilo in public markets in Tacloban City and P3 to P4 per kilo in other areas of the region. While indeed there is supply disruption of rice, there are apparent sinister organized attempts to manipulate the prices by creating an artificial shortage. Rice is a political commodity that the government cannot afford to be left to the mercy of these market manipulators. The Department of Agriculture and National Food Authority (NFA) pointed to rice cartel as largely behind the scene creating this false scenario. Being the staple food of Filipinos, the

government should use its police powers to put a stop to such nefarious attempts to profit out of artificial increase in the price of rice. Reportedly, there are rice traders who want to dispose of their excess produce after the harvest season last June and wanted to earn from them at a higher price. Seasonally, July to September is a period when millers have excess rice supply. Coupled with additional supply of smuggled rice that were seized and now being disposed of by the government in public auctions, there are more than enough supply of rice in the market. These traders, of course, would have to settle with the price set by market forces, following the law of supply and demand. The government then must go after these sinister forces behind the fake rice crisis.

New DAR Samar chief meets MAROs for 1 whole day


Happy birthday, Mother Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ! This is todays greetings from some faithful in the Catholic community. QN joins them in this greeting. Non-Catholics, though, dont recognize Mama Mary the way Catholics do. To them who believe in the Word of God that commands men and women not to worship any other than God and His Son Jesus Christ, praying for Marys intercession is idolatry and therefore a sin. *** Samars municipal agrarian reform program officers (MARPOs) new nomenclature for the municipal chiefs of the Department of Agrarian Reform who were known, before the present rationalization plan of the government took previous to that, as MARO, then defined the kind of working environment that he wished to have with his lieutenants after leveling off with them on their existing targets in land tenure services and program beneficiaries development. As for the latter subject matter, he emphasized on the need and relevance for a timeline-oriented action plan in which each of the MAROs is directed to state the specific steps leading towards the accomplishment of their targets. He next introduced, by way of a review of selected but important procedures required by the CARPER law (Republic Act No. 9700), his timeline approach (one of his innovative management methods) which he wishes his

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effect, as municipal agrarian reform officers (MAROs) had their first longest conference with their newest provincial chief, officerin-charge PARPO Leovigildo M. Monge, at Samar Waling-Waling in Muoz, Catbalogan City, the whole day last September 5, 2013 (Thursday). They took time to introduce themselves according to how each of them wanted to be known by the provincial agrarian reform

program officer who got his new designation from DAR secretary Virgilio delos Reyes. That occasion became likewise my first time to get to know more about other personnel who were invited to that gathering. I was amazed. PARPO Monge, who was PARO of Leyte where he had also served as provincial agrarian reform support services officer (PARSSO, or PARO I), and

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Media practitioners are beneficiaries of PDAF


More than 20 journalists in Eastern Visayas region are beneficiaries of the PDAF. PDAF utilization defends upon the lawmakers honesty to be beneficial. dios L. Petilla. My reason for appreciation, I am no longer a second year high school dropout or accredited eligible for college course. I am now a 4th year AB Journalism graduating student. When will I graduate? Probably the right reply is never. Anyway, graduate or not, does not matter as member of the Fourth Estate. I can still exercise my constitutional rights of freedom for expression and freedom of the press. I only hope the Commission on Higher Education will change the regulation to exempt current media practitioners from submitting the thesis. Which would you prefer a holder of a journalism diploma who has not used the knowledge acquired or media practitioners who has no diploma but actively disseminating vital information to the public for their right to know? In the August 27 issue of this paper, page 3, titled Local execs on PDAF abolition I read Mayor Petillas opinion: It should be there but congressman should follow PDAF utilization rules. The article states: The governors mother Palo Mayor Remedios Petilla, a former solon, said that PDAF should be retained, however, strict monitoring system should be in placed to safeguard public funds. Mayor Petilla is right, however, the mistake committed by her former colleagues in the lawmaking body has ruined the system. PDAF is only good for persons like her but not for others. So, even though, we were once a beneficiary of PDAF, it will be better to remove the disbursement from the discretion of the lawmakers and to include in the General Appropriations Act, instead, to avoid the temptation. That is the reason in the model prayer of Jesus Christ taught to his followers he said: Keep us away from temptation. (Feedback welcome, g_ duna@yahoo.com)

Old Law, New Law


THE Catechism of the Catholic Church has a section that talks about the Old Law and the New Law. Its an interesting section that, to me, deserves to be known by everyone. For sure, that section, which is located in the division about Christian morality, is not simply meant to be theoretical. It precisely is meant to guide us in our behavior and actuations, which is what morality is all about. And morality should be a grave concern for all of us, since our behavior and actuations can either build up or destroy our humanity and Christianity. Our human acts, or those free acts we do for which we are responsible, can either enhance or harm our dignity. That section about the Old Law and the New Law is therefore meant to be practical, to help us see the path toward our true human development and Christian perfection, our authentic joy and fulfillment. It offers us fundamental information meant to form in us the proper attitudes and the accompanying skills, virtues and practices we need to affirm our human and Christian identity in our actions or in the whole of our moral life. We have to remember that since we are intelligent and free beings precisely because we have been created in the image and likeness of God, we are the only creatures, aside from the angels, who can either build up our nature or destroy it. In the other creatures, this concern about affirming or violating their nature is irrelevant. There is an over-all law that governs all creatures. There is first the eternal law of God who creates and governs everything both in time and in eternity. Every creature has part of this law in him. This is called the natural law. But in our case, this natural law, while written in our heart, is something that we can be aware of, precisely because of how we arethat we

Public Information Agency Regional Director Olive Tiu has seen few among the media practitioners in the Eastern Visayas region are graduates in mass media communication. She walked an extra kilometer in year 2006 requesting then congresswoman Remedios L. Petilla to pay Asian Development Foundation College the tuition fees for the non-journalism graduates of media practitioners in the region. More than 20 of us from the print, broadcast and TV media took the four-year AB Journalism course. We finished the course in 2010; however, few among us were able to receive the diploma. Only those undergraduate in journalism who had complied with the requirements were able to receive the diploma. The requirement most of us failed to submit is the thesis. Working on the thesis will need us to spend vacation from our works. All of us are working for a living. Skipping days away from work will mean no food over the table. Most of us are practicing journalists. I joined the class for my tombstone to be written Here lies a septuagenarian who graduated AB Journalism after more than seven (7) decades of colorful life, more than (4) decades of it devoted for info dissemination. I thought taking the course is the same when I took the accreditation test given by the Department of Education. That was in year 1977 before I went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I was a second year high school dropout from International College, corner Lealtad and Craig Streets, Sampaloc,

Manila. I left the Philippines as high school undergraduate. When I returned I received the Certificate for Eligibility to study for college education. Unfortunately, I returned to Saudi Arabia to earn for the family, thus studying in college was set aside. After more than six (6) years of working abroad, my wife told me to stay in the country for good. Well, I was able to learn new vocation, reflex therapy the source of my income. Many people called me doctor in spite of telling them I am not. They argued others are called doctor of animals, plants, letters, etcetera, so, they called me doctor because of having illnesses diagnosed properly and the health of the sick returned to normal. Simultaneously, my love of writing continues. Writing for the defunct The Ormoc Observer, a weekly newspaper in Ormoc City owned by Teodoro Vasquez Jr., was my hobby. Back in 1969 I arrived Ormoc City, I became one of the writers of the defunct The Reporter owned by now deceased Agustin Guz Arnaiz, the pioneer of newspaper in Eastern Visayas. Later on, I joined the Leyte Samar Weekly Express precursor of this newspaper. The contemporary West Leyte Weekly Express came into being that I write with, too, till this day. Even though I have the credential to enroll in college, the lack of funds held me at bay, until the offer of Director Tiu. Notwithstanding, my failure to covet a diploma, I am very thankful to the PDAF extended to us by now Palo, Leyte, Mayor Reme-

are intelligent and free beings. We can know it by our reason, and because of our free will, we can either follow it or go against it. Our natural law is more properly called natural moral law. Now, given our wounded nature that affects our capacity to know the natural law entirely and correctly, our Christian faith tells us that this natural moral law needed to be articulated in an explicit way. This is where the Old Law comes in. The Old Law refers to the Ten Commandments. It is the law revealed to us through Moses, addressed first to the Chosen People (the Israelites) but actually meant for all of us. It has a universal scope. Its not only for some. Its for all. Its not only for some period of time. Its for all time. It articulates the way we should be, how we should act, what we can do and what we should not do, what is good and what is evil for us. It precisely spells out our nature insofar as our behavior and actuations are concerned. But it does not tell us what we can do if we happen to violate our nature. It has no corrective dimension. It does not tell us how our attitude should be and how to suffer meaningfully the consequences of our transgressions against

our nature. This is where the New Law comes in. It offers us the way to recover and even to enhance our dignity as persons and children of God to a level higher than the original. It is the law of our Christian perfection through our redemption. It has the power to forgive sins and to suffer sins consequences gainfully. It is articulated in many ways. One is the new commandment Christ told his disciples: Love one another as I have loved you. But this love is more articulated in the Sermon of the Mount where we are told about the beatitudes and about our duty to love even our enemies, to be willing to offer the other cheek if we are slapped in one, etc. The New Law is actually about having a living unity with Christ who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for us. No one goes to the Father, he said, except through him. And so we have to understand that the New Law embraces everything that Christ taught us to do, and to make use of everything that he left us withthe Church, the sacraments, the doctrine of our faith, etc. But the New Law does not do away with the Old Law. The New stands on the Old.

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Republic of the Philippines Province of Eastern Samar City of Borongan Ofce of the City Mayor

Borongan mayor appeals for cooperation


BORONGAN CITY The lady mayor of this city is appealing for cooperation from all sectors for the development of this city. Mayor Ma. Fe Abunda in an interview emphasized that with the election now over, political propaganda should be stopped now and all sectors should cooperate and focus more on development. The re-elected mayor has also called on her political opponents for cooperation for the developmental efforts of the city and to stop the black propaganda which misled the people. I am appealing for cooperation and participation from all sectors for the progress of our city, she said. Mayor Abunda, who implemented multimillion projects during her first term, declared that more development will be implemented and realized in her second term with the cooperation of everyone. She claimed that the peace and order has greatly improved in Borongan after it was declared as manageable conflict-affected and developmentready city. She added that the joint declaration was signed at the Sangguniang Panglunsod here last October 18, 2012 between her and Brigadier General Romeo Labador, commanding officer of the 801st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division, Philippine Army, based in Hinabangan, Samar. Mayor Abunda disclosed that her city is now booming with more businessmen investing and that this is part of the developmental endeavors of this city. (RESTITUTO A. CAYU-

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MESSAGE
My warm greetings to all our guests who will come and enjoy with us in the celebration of the Feast of The Nativity of Our Lady--Patroness of Borongan on September 8, 2013. For me and my fellow Boronganons, the celebration is our link to both our cultural and religious heritage. The cultural activities though varied in character are a mirror of our one heart as Boronganons while the religious festivities are our sincere expression of attachment to our Christian faith. From years back, and thru a graceful peek into our charming history, we have witnessed how the once rural Borongan has delightfully metamorphosed into a lovely city which shows much potential promise to prosper. With the passing of time, it has continued to flourish not only in its physical facet but in the way of life of our people as well. Today, our deep support to this endeavor is given life through the implementation of our programs and projects designed to boost whatever advantage Borongan has as beautifully phrased in our citys popular tagline, Baysay, Borongan! This years fiesta celebration is a festivity of all sorts---a showcase of our local talents, the beauty of our place and of our people vi-a-vis our firm expression of faith in the Divine Providence and the Intercession of Mary, our Patroness. As Boronganons, we have lived in the beautiful tradition of fiesta, living and loving it the Boronganon way and expressing it even more intensely through each year. The nine-day novena masses and the different nightly activities are all intended to make the feast truly a feast to remember both for us Boronganons and our guests. As your humble Mayor, I encourage every Boronganon to be as enthusiastic in the reflections of our daily obligations as we are during fiesta. Let us strengthen the spirit of cooperation as our hopeful way to share for the benefit of other people and the optimism of our genuinely religious and hospitable souls. To all our guests, welcome to Borongan as I say, Maupay nga patron ha aton nga tanan! God bless us all! (Sgd.) HON. MARIA FE R. ABUNDA City Mayor

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and orderly city. He assured the public as well that his administration will uphold the human rights. We all belong to the same force, we all share the same values and that is to serve and protect the people. With all the support we need, I know that Tacloban City will remain to be a safer place MIN BONIFACIO) to stay, he said.

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To recall, Police Director Chief Supt. Elmer Soria directed all the police line units to implement Police Integrated Patrol System. And also advised all the chief of police to look after the welfare of his men and to continue the target hardening measures so that they will be able to reduce crimes and address all threats of the different threat group. (JAZ-

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Greetings from: Members of Sanggunian Panglunsod Calbayog City

Happy Fiesta Calbayognon!

Hon. Diego P. Rivera


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Councilors: Hon. Raymund C. Uy Hon. Sylvan Joseph B. Ayong Hon. Rosely Y. Mestiola Hon. Jocelyn A. Tan Hon. Arturo D. Pacasas

Hon. Billy J. Martirez Hon. Alex Gelera Hon. Cesar Sabenicio Hon. Ann-ann A. Sabi Hon. Darwin Irigon

NEWS Tired and fear for their lives reasons why rebels surrender, official says
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mentation of the Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) in Samar. She stressed that CLIP is being implemented on a voluntary basis. Identified rebels who voluntary surrenders to the government could avail of the livelihood assistance provided through CLIP, she added. We are conducting this to ensure that rebels returning to mainstream society will have something to start with, Bonifacio added. CLIP also aims to address the social, economic and psychological needs of the former rebels and their families in their transition to a productive and peaceful life, and provide various government-initiated interventions, activities that will make them live normal and decent lives. The OPAPP representative said that the program should be locally driven and managed while the interventions should be more sensitive and flexible to effectively respond to the local concerns. (PIA-SAMAR)

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C AT BA L O G A N CITY- Most of the former rebels are actually tired of living in the mountains but could not leave for fear of their lives since both the law enforcers and rebel leaders are looking after them. Thus said the Office of the Presidential on Peace Process (OPAPP) Samar representative Emy Bonifacio. Bonifacio made this disclosure during an orientation made by er office with their provincial partners on the imple-

FIESTA ART EXHIBIT 2013 - Bishop Isabelo Abarquez, D.D. (right) pose beside the painting of Manding Toleza (2nd left) during the opening exhibit at Is Plant Hotel and restaurant, Sept. 2. The exhibit is in honor of the Feast of Our Ladys Nativity, Patron Saint of Calbayog. Also in photo is Melvin Roxas. (PHOTO: NONOY OLANO)

TACLOBAN CITY In its efforts to continually provide intensive intervention for children with autism and related disorders, the J.E.S.U.S Kids Therapy Center Foundation Inc. is holding its 8th Founding Anniversary with the theme InfinEight and Beyond on September 6-9, 2013, this city. In connection with this, JKTCFI conducted

JKTCFI celebrates its 8th Founding Anniversary


a series of activities that started on September 6, 2013. A thanksgiving mass and a program plan presentation was conducted yesterday at JKTCFI. Tomorrow. there will be a motorcade at exactly 8am and this will be followed by the 8th family anniversary presentation at Robinsons Place Activity Area. Said activity will be participated in by students from JKTCFI, parents, professionals and experts. J.E.S.U.S KIDS intensive early intervention program is open to all children from birth to age 6 and middle age intervention age 7-12 years old with autism and/ or developmental delays. Their goal is to give young students the tool, education and intensive management they need to grow and succeed in a safe and caring learning environment. (ARVIA CLAUDINE O. DENALO, LNU ABCOM INTERN)

TACLOBAN CITY In celebration of Grandparents Day on September 8, the Philippine Rehabilitation Medicine (PARM) will conduct the following activities for grandparents, according to Dr. Raymund Balverde, PARM president for Eastern Visayas. The activities will start at 1:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. at the activity area main building of Robinsons Place, Tacloban City. It will start with forum on arthritis by Dr. Balverde; followed by Dr. Liezel Calina on osteoporosis; peripheral vascular disease by Dr. Rommel

PARM to conduct activities in celebration of Grandparents Day


Bugho and free osteoporosis bone density examination follows. There will also be free doppler ultrasound for peripheral blood flow. A free therapeutic massage using elmore oil will also conducted by theraphists. Samples of elmore oil, and vitamins Collagen (Genacol), Calcium + Vitamin D (Calvit) will be distributed. The Philippine Academy of Rehabilitation

Medicine-Making Ourselves Vigilant to Exercise ( PARM-MOVE ) Abuyog Run on September 21, 2013 will also be launched. Last month PARMMOVE had a successful fund-raising run in Tacloban City, for the benefit of the differently abled persons and the PARM charity rehabilitation clinic during the 35th National Disability Prevention Week. (VICKY
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Leyte Samar Daily Express

PRO8 anti-illegal fishing drive gains ground


CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte - The campaign on anti-illegal fishing operations and other activities of the Police Regional Office 8 (PRO8) here is gaining ground as the intensified drive in Eastern Visayas has resulted to the arrest of nearly 2,000 illegal fishers and the apprehensions of fishing boats and paraphernalia worth nearly P70 million for the period of one year. Police Chief Supt. Elmer Soria, PRO8 director, told reporters in an interview that the antiillegal fishing operations of his office that turned one year last month has successfully conducted 382 seaborne patrol operations along the seawaters in the region. Soria said that the said seaborne operations have resulted to the apprehensions of 24 fishing boats and the confiscation of fishing paraphernalia used in

the illegal fishing activities worth P69.6 million. He added that the operations also led to the arrest of 1,987 persons engaged in illegal fishing all over the region. Soria also added that out of the arrested persons 13 cases were filed for violation of RA 8550 of the Fisheries Code of the Philippines in courts all over the region. He added that other arrested illegal fishers were meted or charged with fines as provided for by the ordinances of the local government units where the fishermen engaged in illegal fishing were apprehended. He disclosed that the most common illegal fishing activities of the fishermen apprehended all over the region includes the use of dynamites or explosives, the use of fine nets and active gears, trawl fishing and the locally known hulbot-hulbot. (RESTITUTO
A. CAYUBIT)

Ormoc City mayor calls for public discipline in decongesting traffic


ORMOC CITY - It seemed only yesterday that narrow city streets were spacious for the road users. But the city population has been increasing, and with the developing economy of the city there has been a proliferation of sidewalk vendors as well as some encroachments, the highway has now become narrower. It became an open cry of the business sector and commuters for the city government to enforce the transportation and sanitation ordinance so as to at least answer this complexity. Ormoc City Mayor Edward Codilla responded immediately to clear the sidewalks of vendors occupying the national and city roads in pursuing a valid solution to traffic congestion. Also, the city traffic management suggested for possible re-routing. Vendors along the side of a mall and other strategic areas at the city business hub were temporarily moved to the mini- forest near the old city hall while the fruit park is being repaired. At the same time, other vendors at the vicinity outside this mall who are selling various merchandises like DVDs were given up to September 8 to vacate as the city is still seeking adequate relocation site for them. Officer-in-charge city administrator Atty. Irene Resurreccion held a forum on traffic decongestion recently and invited the public and business sector including public utility vehicle drivers to update them of the present traffic situation and also encouraged them to air their suggestions. A number of affected vendors were agreeable of the citys decision to relocate them, but some wept as they say their income would suffer. Resurreccion pointed out that the most difficult challenge the city government is facing right now is the discipline of the general public. She asked everyone to consider that the government is only for public safety. The PUV drivers, on the other hand, were advised to put into effect the traffic signs like the loading and unloading to avoid obstructing the smooth traffic flow. Further, the traffic division suggested that additional passage signs have to be erected at strategic spots, including at the national highways traversing the city proper. (ELVIE ROMAN ROA)

LP names former Rep. Daza as its general counsel


ALLEN, Northern Samar - Despite his electoral defeat during the May 13, 2013 elections, former Rep. Raul Daza remains to be a force in the Liberal Party. This after he was named as the partys general counsel effective on July, an announcement made by Samar Rep. Mel Senen Sarmiento, LP secretary-general. Sarmiento made this announcement during the mass oath-taking of winning LP members across the province recently held in this town. In his message, Sarmiento said that his presence is a testament of the partys support and commitment of the LP in Northern Samar. I came here in Northern Samar on instructions of the President and on the continued commitment of his adminisof the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) Pamana has strengthened the roads toward conflict areas in Samar with an additional funding of P100 million each for the road projects in Barruz-Matuguinao and Lokilokon- San Jose De Buan Samar according to OPAPP representative Emy Bonifacio. (PIA8 SAMAR)

Pamana roads get communities closer to progress


C AT BA L O G A N CITY The Pamana road project is really a big help, Samar law enforcement officials said as they still remember those years when they just walk every time they need to deliver the services to interior barangays. Pamana road project is really a big help, it is true and I believe the statement of Col. Cerilo Balaoro that where the road ends the insurgency begins, Paranas, Samar Police Chief Inspector Douglas Antonio Eloja said in an interview during the Pamana (Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan) orientation at the Samar Provincial session hall. Better roads get communities closer to progress since the farm products in the interior barangays are now easy to transport according to the police official. Residents of San Jose De Buan, some parts of Motiong and Paranas in Samar are now more confident that they can bring their vegetable and other farm products outside their town. Adults, children and students in some areas in Samar experience to walk a minimum of a ten-kilometer rough road, until they reach the concrete highway. Nesley Ebit a student of Samar State University, residing in San Jose De Buan, shared that when it rains, they walk through muddy roads and trails barefoot. Our shoes or slippers get stuck in the mud, it was better to take them off and use them in the paved highway, Ebit said. She acknowledges that travel is a bit easier and faster now; vehicles have likewise begun to enter the once impassable road. Residents who moved outside their barangays have been coming back to attend to their farms again. Meanwhile, the Office

tration to this province, he said during the mass oath taking held at the jampacked Saint James the Greater Plaza, this town. Sarmiento added that the national leadership of the LP would continue to give support to mayors in the province who belong to the ruling party. Of the 24 town mayors of the province, nine belong to the Liberal Party, namely, Talaboy Suan (Allen); Rene Celespara (Bobon); Ana

Palloc (Lope de Vega); Atty. Tom Tejano (Mapanas); Engr. Lino Balanquit (Pambujan); Conrado Avila(San Isidro); Gerardo Miranda( Rosario); Damian Luzon(San Jose) and Isidro Bandal (Capul). The party also count several provincial members, namely, Golda Ballesta; Neil Hernandez and Jose Layon, all in the first district, and Fawa Batula; Dexter Galit and Jack Lagrimas, all in the second district.
ing operation such as in the town of Salcedo. Visible effect of bad mining practice is the Paga-ot River of said town, which is now considered as a dead river due to the harsh effects of waste disposal from mining operation. Another site in the town of Salcedo that can be considered as an example of a bad mining practice is in the village of Palanas, where damage of mining operation can only be seen during aerial survey, added Fr Calumpiano. All things that we have today come from mining, but if this operation become abusive and excessive its effect is permanent which cannot be undone, Calumpiano stressed. He added that some of the disasters and calamities that we are experiencing right now are due to mining

The party also counts several vice mayors and council members. The local LP members vow to continue to support the former congressman and his son, Paul, who was a former governor. Salamat, salamat san iyo suporta ug pagtapud nga egintubyan san ak pangatungdanan komo Gobernador, laume niyo besan kon sibilyan naak, padayon an ak pagbulig tubtub san ak makakaya, the young Daza said.
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shared talks was Father Juderick Paul Calumpiano, chairman of the diocesan commission on social actionjustice and peace, the social action arm of the Diocese of Borongan, who said that there is nothing wrong with mining, but church leaders in Eastern Samar are firm on opposing to its operation. Mining per se in not bad for as long as they are rigorously monitored.But if not, they become destructive to our health, to our environment, to our economy, said Calumpiano. These effects of unmonitored mining operation can be seen now in Eastern Samar, according to the chairman of the social action of Borongan Diocese, like in areas with small-scale min-

operation. Aside from effects on the environment, the church official added that miningoperation has also effects on morals of people as based on the information they gathered in the town of Salcedo, there are people especially women who engage into prostitutions in areas where there are small-scale mining operations. After this environmental summit in Salcedo, Mayor Melgar said that he would be calling the attention of officials of the three mining companies that are operating in his town to discuss with them the stand of his current administration, which is no to mining. Currently, there are three small-scale mining companies that are operating in the town of Salcedo -- Yinshuan, ETC and Terrestrial. (ROEL
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OPs budget proposal, presented by Exceutive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. breezed through the committee because no other member attended the hearing and no issues were raised when the executive office presented its budget proposal. The senator also said that traditionally, the OP and the Office of the Vice President, respectively are given due courtesies with respect to their budgets. There was no reason to stall the approval for plenary of the OP budget. Congress regularly gives courtesies to the office of the OP during budget deliberations. If there are any issues in their respective administrations and offices, these are directed to the departments and not to the office proper itself. Escudero said even the lump sum amounts associated with the OP and which has been critiqued as of late belong to the special purpose funds which lie on the Department of Budget and Managements (DBM) responsibility to defend. Even the social fund is not in the presidents budget. The DBM will defend the special purpose funds to include calamity fund, contingency fund, and feasibility studies fund; all the lump sums that are being questioned by the public and the media or even the lawmakers fall under the DBM. They will address these issues during the plenary come November he explained. The senator however said that even though the presidents social fund
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0579 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. ROSIE A. NAMOC Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM VILLABA, LEYTE, TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, LYFRITZ TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 4th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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does not go through congress, it is still subject to Commission on Audits (COA) rules and regulations and guidelines. It was Congress that appropriated and allocated money for the social fund of the president when we passed the PAGCOR Charter and the other revenue-generating laws and how it will be divided and sub-divided into the various agencies of the government. COA, as the central examiner of all government funds, has its rules and regulations to govern even the presidents social fund. The budget proposal of OP is broken down as follows: Personal Services - P 641.132 million, Maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) P1.998.435 billion, and Capital outlay - P183.400 million. The OP budget for 2014 is 3% higher than its 2013 budget which was P2.73 billion. *** Cyprian Piroch, the foreigner whom QN earlier featured as planning to do an Indie film in Can-avid, Eastern Samar this second week of September, had changed his plan, choosing instead in a choice place in Negros. Says he in his email to me last September 3: Hello ChitoThank you for the help you have been for me. Unfortunately, my plans have been dramatically altered, and I will not be filming in Eastern Samar. Instead, I will shoot in the Dumaguete/ Manjuyod area of Negros.
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0577 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service with Prayer to Adopt Trade Name. FELIPE E. SALUDO Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A VEHICLE FOR HIRE SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: FOR EXCLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM MAASIN CITY, TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII & VICE VERSA, WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, MAMA MARY TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 6th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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MAROs to get acquainted at once and to use since he will be providing them with a laptop computer each which will serve as his fastest way of knowing the progress of their field work. Most likely, he would be teaching them soon how to use Visual Basics which he learned by himself, without having to be formally trained by an expert, and of which he excelled and with which eventually impressed his superiors at the DAR central office. In his own desire to keep them in pace with him while using the current information technology, he will have them trained soon in a planning workshop which will be ushered by a team building exercise. Most likely, that planning session will be held in Ormoc City (the choice of a faraway venue, as suggested by the MAROs, had been to assuage monotony in making use of facilities and being in environments that are found in Samar province and which they had been frequenting to until this week). *** OP BUDGET PROPOSAL GETS SENATE NOD, CHIZ SAYS QUESTIONS TO BE ADDRESSED IN PLENARY The senate committee on finance approved the proposed P2.8 Billion 2014 budget of the Office of the President (OP) and recommended the same for plenary deliberations. Senator Francis Escudero, chairman of the finance committee said
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0578 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a PUJ service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. PROTO BRAZIL, JR. Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A PUJ SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-SAN MIGUEL & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, BRAZILIAN 2-T TRANS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 4th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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CATARMAN, Northern, SamarDistrict Engineer Sandy Pua of the Department of Public Works and Highways of this province first district, has been lauded by a group of legitimate private media practitioners here for his being an straightforward and supportive individual during their recently-concluded media forum held in Allen on August 26, 2013, of which though this day is non-working holiday it doesnt prevent him from performing some of his binding functions particularly, to having an ocular inspection of the on-going San Isidro-Lope de Vega road project. Data obtained by the Leyte Samar Daily Express nt shows that under Puas stewardship, they were able to consistently conduct their monthly media

Pua hailed by media


forum that form part of their programs on transparency and accountability of their various on-going and forthcoming projects; their continuing civic and social services initiatives; their continuing support on the several health, environment and disaster preparedness related programs to concerned agencies; together as well education and to the group of handicapped individuals, among other things. Pua, who is perceived by media as a frank individual, was cited for his continuing support and sponsorship to various program-segment of the different broadcast outfits here which coincided with the forum. Vacunawa, reporter of DyLA-FM Station, handed the Plaque of Appreciation. Eni nga amon mga kinarawat nga taladigtoy nga pasidungog in dere mahihimo sin sayo la katawo, kon dere liwat tungod san kooperasyon san ak mga igkasi empleyado, attributing the award to the rank-and-file and technical field personnel in his district. These measures, he said, were based on the programs of the national government particularly, the DPWH that does not only focuses

I was looking forward to seeing your part of the country, but it will have to wait for another time. Thank you again for your nice piece in the LSDE. It was greatly appreciated! with kind regards-Ka Cyprian Those whom I have earlier contacted to be available to extend assistance to our American friend, and those who have fixed plans to witness the filming in Can-avid, or to perform an active character role in the independent cinematographic production will please be advised about this change. Thanks a million for your kind and benevolent response.
Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1051 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a MINIBUS service with Prayer to Adopt Business/Trade Name. CELESTINO ODUYA Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A MINIBUS SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-GUIUAN VIA LAWAAN AND VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE EXPIRED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2013. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE EXTENSION OF VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME NO. OF UNIT AND ROUTE, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, KEILA EXPRESS. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 5th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

mainly on infrastructure development but as well in many forms of social services development programs. Joining likewise during the forum on invitation of Pua were; Beth Vetonio-station manager .-Radyo Natin-FM-Allen; Jayne Galit-Bantayansenior correspondent of DySM-AM Stn.; Boy B esarino-commentator-D ySM-AM-Stn.Cawayan,Catarman; Tito Tepace-senior correspondent/commentatorMeows-FM-Catarman; Rachel Arnaiz-correspondeent-LSDE/Phil. Daily Inquirer; Eddie Tomoling-N. Samar-bureau chief-Pilipino Star; Ahmir Ortego-senior broadcaster/commentator-PowerFM-Catarman; Alip de Asis-NSTV-8/Waraynoncolumnist/c ar to onist; Romel Tepace-MIO-designate-LGU, Pambujan, and this write.(PETER D.
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Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2013-0582 Application for Issuance of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/Business Name. (COLORUM LEGALIZATIO) CARMELO PATON-OG Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY FOR THE ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: ORMOC CITYALBUERA & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, IMMACULATE CONCEPCION TRANSPORT. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 5th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation & Communications Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board Regional Office No. 8 Tacloban City LTFRB CASE NO. VIII-2003-1476 Application for Extension of Validity of a CPC to operate a FILCAB service with Prayer to Adopt Trade/ Business Name. EDMUNDO SUMAYOD Applicant/s/Petitioner x.............................x NOTICE OF HEARING APPLICANT IS A GRANTEE OF A CPC TO OPERATE A FILCAB SERVICE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF PASSENGERS AND FREIGHT ALONG THE LINE: TACLOBAN CITY-KASSELABUCAY & VICE VERSA WITH THE USE OF ONE (1) UNIT WHICH CERTIFICATE IS STILL VALID AND SUBSISTING. IN THE PRESENT APPLICATION, APPLICANT REQUEST AUTHORITY TO EXTEND THE VALIDITY OF A CPC USING THE SAME ROUTE AND SAME NO. OF UNIT, WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME, E.C.S. TRANS., WHICH CERTIFICATE WILL EXPIRE ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THIS APPLICATION WILL BE HEARD BY THIS BOARD ON SEPTEMBER 20, 2013 AT 9:00 AM AT ITS OFFICE AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED ADDRESS. At least TEN (10) days prior to the date, applicant/s shall publish this Notice once in one (1) Daily newspaper of general circulation in Eastern Visayas. Parties opposed to the approval of the application must file verified written opposition supported by documentary evidences on or before the above date furnishing a copy of the same to the applicant, and may if they so desire, appear on said date and time. This application shall be acted upon by the Board on the basis of its records and the documentary evidences submitted by parties under the board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary or testimonial evidences. WITNESS THE HONORABLE REGIONAL DIRECTOR, ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, this 6th day of September 2013. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO Clerk of Board

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CEBU CITY -Twelve girls and a boy were rescued in an anticybersex operation in Cordova town Friday morning. Shalaine Lucero, protective services unit head of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)Central Visayas, said the youngest victim is seven years old while the oldest is 17. The operation, conducted by the Interagency Council Against Trafficking, came less than 48 hours after the arrest of a couple in Barangay Ibabao and the rescue of their three children. Lucero, in a phone interview, said the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) obtained pictures of the victims during their surveillance of the area. The NBI held three women for questioning, after the simultaneous operations held by the Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking (IACAT). We will not stop as long as long as there is exploitation, NBI-Central Visayas Director Antonio Pagatpat said. Child pornography is not rampant only in Cordova, but it is more serious in Cordova. Cebu Vice Governor Agnes Magpale said they are deploying surveillance teams to monitor other towns and the US Department of Homeland Security is helping the Province under the terms of a legal assistance treaty. DSWDs Lucero, interviewed separately, refused to reveal the exact places where the minors were rescued. Authorities conducted the operation from 8 a.m. until noon. The victims are now under the custody of the DSWD. We dont expect the children to tell the truth right away. We are giving them time to rest, Lucero said. For now, social workers are providing emotional comfort to the victims. Large team Social workers have yet to get all the names of the childrens parents. The victims, Lucero said, come from 10

Council saves 13 cybersex victims, arrests trio


to 11 households. Authorities need statements from the minors to file complaints against alleged perpetrators of cyberporn. Seven social workers from the International Justice Mission and 30 from the DSWD assisted in the rescue. Lucero said a mother was taken into custody by the NBI. Weve showed that the government is serious in its campaign against trafficking and cybersex, she said. She urged barangay officials and local councils for the protection of children to take a more active role in apprehending perpetrators of cyberporn. Lucero said there will be more anti-cybersex operations in Cordova, but she refused to specify barangays so as not to tip off residents engaged in the illegal activity. The rescue operation caught Lapu-Lapu City officials off-guard. Significant Mayor Paz Radaza said she was surprised to learn that NBI operatives entered a high school in Lapu-Lapu in search of cyberporn victims. They went straight to the school without coordinating first with our local social welfare and development office, she said. Radaza said two students in one of the high schools in Lapu-Lapu were mistaken to be cyberporn victims. She expressed concern about the effect the operation might have on the students. We dont know how each student reacts, but the incident might cause trauma. Radaza said she supports the fight against cyberporn, although no cyberporn operation in the city has been reported. There should be proper coordination, she said. Homeland Security Assistant Attache Leonard Mancuso said they started their surveillance as early as last January and that their cases against suspected pedophiles are still ongoing in the US. N B I - A n t i - Hu m a n Trafficking Division (AHTRAD) Chief Dante Bonoan said they are still monitoring a significant number of houses in Cordova. The operation on Friday, he said, was an offshoot of a raid last May in the same barangay, where a couple was arrested for letting their daughter, niece and nephew perform a lewd show in front of a camera. Computer trail He said the minors images were found in the computer confiscated from the couple, after a forensic examination conducted by the Homeland Security. We found several pictures of children, he said. Their pictures were posted naked and they were asked to perform sexual acts. Eight of the children were taken from a public school in Ibabao. They are now in the custody of the DSWD-Central Visayas, which led the rescue. Two pupils in a school in Lapu-Lapu City were taken into custody by the social workers, but were later released after they turned out not to be victims of cyberporn. Lawyer Czar Eric Nuqui of NBI said there was no excess in their operation on Friday. Vice Governor Magpale said the Cebu Provincial Womens Commission will take care of the victims, provide them with temporary shelter and send them to school, and arrange for counseling. The Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) and non-governmental organization International Justice Mission

also took part in the rescue. Trafficking Last Wednesday afternoon in the same barangay, a couple was arrested by the Police Regional Office (PRO) Regional Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force (RAHTTF) for allegedly operating a cybersex den. Their three children were rescued. Senior Inspector Maria Theresa Macatangay, RAHTTF head, said they filed a complaint Friday afternoon against the couple for violating Republic Act (RA) 9208, or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003, as amended by RA 10364, or the Expanded AntiTrafficking in Persons Act. The law punishes any person who recruits, transports, transfers, harbors, provides, or receives a person by any means, including those done under the pretext of domestic or overseas employment or training or apprenticeship, for the purpose of prostitution, pornography, sexual exploitation, forced labor, slavery, involuntary servitude or debt bondage. Under RA 10364, offenders are no longer covered by the confidentiality clause they enjoyed while RA 9208 was in effect. The amended version also gives people who rescue trafficking victims immunity from lawsuits. The complaint is for qualified trafficking, a non-bailable offense, because the victims are minors. (SUNNEX)

A 22-YEAR-OLD man shot his childhood friend on Thursday evening for always bullying him. The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. at Spolarium St., Barangay Duljo Fatima in Cebu City, said the police. The victim was identified as Alimar Sumbilon Jabonillo, 23, a resident of Sitio Ponyang, Barangay Duljo-Fatima, Cebu City, while the suspect was Jonathan Ocaba, 22, also a resident of the same village. Kababata man nako siya. Suod mi ana niya, di man gani ko mangayo ug suhol ug suguon ko niya (Were childhood friends. Were very close. I dont even ask for anything from him if he asks me to do something), said Ocaba in an interview Friday morning. He said though that he was fed up because Jabonillo always bully and call him a psywar. Sobra naman siya, dugay na ug permi ko niya tawgong psywar. Kung mu-agi ko iya pud ko atngan ug alihan sa iyahang tiil, he said. Ocaba admitted that their conflict started a month ago when Jabonillo asked to have a drink with him but he refused, resulting in a fistfight. With what happened, Leyte Ironsand Corp.; to Maasin City for the Combado River together with RB & Co., Maasin Muslim Community and the LGU of Maasin and the Tuburan River together with Kalye San Jose, Asi sa Kalamboan and the LGU-Maasin; and, to Calbayog City for the Calbayog River together with the Samar Coco Products Manufacturing, Inc. EMB-8 enjoins the estero communities for active participation and cooperation to achieve a successful celebration of National Cleanup Month and inculcate among themselves the importance of clean environment for healthy living.

Bully shot dead by childhood friend

Ocaba said he decided to buy a .45 caliber pistol, which he used to kill the victim. The killing happened while Jabonillo was about to buy food from a carenderia/eatery along Spolarium street in Barangay Fatima. Ocaba shot the victim several times from behind. Bystanders who saw what happened rushed to the area and beat Ocaba, resulting in the suspects confinement to the Cebu City Medical Center after receiving several wounds. Jabonillo, on the other hand, was declared dead on the spot by the responding policemen. He sustained three gunshot wounds in the back of his head. Investigators recovered from the suspect a caliber .45 pistol with three bullets, seven empty shells of the same handgun, one slug of an undetermined caliber, one ammunition of caliber .9mm, and a cellular phone. Ocaba was detained at the Cebu City Police Office jail after he was discharged from the hospital. He is now facing a murder charge. Jabonillos cadaver was brought to SureLife Funeral Services. (SUNNEX)

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from page 2 from page 1 regional maintenance division chief Ricardo Baybay and Specialty Pulp Manufacturing, Odita. Under the Samar first Inc.; to Isabel for the district engineering of- Cabangcoy Creek and fice, the infrastructure Matlang River togethagency is also under- er with PASAR and taking P110.48 million PhilPhos respectively; replacement, rehabili- to Julita, Leyte for the tation, and strengthen- Balugo River together ing of Bugtong Bridge, with the LGU of Julita; Malaga Bridge, Manok- to Kananga, Leyte for Manok Bridge, Pena the Canawagan, Bao Bridge, and Rosales and Mahiao Rivers; to Bridge. (SARWELL Q. ME- Macarthur, Leyte for Mahanod River with NIANO)

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Specifically, the program seeks to achieve the following: clean up the estero of wastes, debris, and silt; mobilize the local communities in cleaning the estero; institutionalize good sanitation and solid waste management practices through education and actual participation in the management of estero; ensure unimpeded flow of water during rainy season; reduce pollution loading to the rivers and to Manila Bay; and, institutionalize public-private-community partnership in environmental management.
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TACLOBAN CITY Radio and television broadcasters belonging to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkasters ng Pilipinas (KBP) Tacloban Chapter were at the frontline Saturday with various groups in planting more than a thousand mangrove propagules in Barangay Malibago, Babatngon, Leyte. The KBP Broadcastreeing 2013: Urban Greening also brought in representatives from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), Philippine National Police, university students, nongovernment organizations and other volunteer groups. Broadcastreeing is KBPs part in the National Greening Program, where environment-conscious Filipinos are asked to plant at least 10 seedlings in the next six years to achieve the governments goal of millions of trees in the near future, helping reduce global warming and address climate change. DENR-8 Regional Executive Director Manolito Ragub lauded the activity and said the mangrove trees planted will be of great help

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