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Terry L. Bike Fest expected to draw thousands once more

By Lalaine M. Jimenea
ORMOC CITY Its all systems go for the Terry Bike Larrazabal Festival 2013 on October 24-27, 2013, the biggest bike festival in the country that was founded in 2002 by former Comelec Commissioner Gregorio Y. Larrazabal in honor of his father, the late Ormoc mayor Emeterio Larrazabal Sr. On Friday, October 18 , the organizer and city officials resolved a crisis that arose after the City Mayors Office belatedly forwarded to the city council the request to close some city streets. To close some city streets, even if temporarily, needs an ordinance. To pass an ordinance, it needs at least three readings, publication and would only take effect 10 days after publication. By then, the TLBF would have been over. The paper trail showed that the mayors office received Larrazabals request on September 9, yet, but the letter was only endorsed to the council on October 11. Acting executive secretary Sabrina Duero said this was because they only received the suggested routes only on September 23, and that somehow, the letter was misplaced by the in charge of endorsing the letter. The crisis was resolved

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Brgy. chairs daughter faces 19 criminal cases

Ms. Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil ORMOC CITY The trusted aide of a former city councilor and his wife here faces one count of qualified theft, two counts of estafa and 16 counts of attempted estafa after City Prosecutor Marcelo Oate found probable cause to indict her for absconding with their land titles, forging their signatures to rediscount check payments and misappropriating cash collections and deposits. Facing the multiple charges is Daisy DoguilesPilapil, the daughter of the barangay chairman Samuel Doguiles of San Antonio, this city. Doguiles is reportedly seeking re-election on October 28. The respondent was

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Ormoc, Baybay to give P 2.1-M to quake hit provinces

ORMOC CITY The Cities of Ormoc and Baybay will be giving P 2.1-million to quake hit areas, especially Bohol Province. Baybay City Mayor Carmen L. Cari said that definitely, the LGU would donate at least P 500,000.00 to the Province of Bohol. They are also looking into the possibility of giving at least P 100,000 each to the hard-hit municipalities of Bohol like Loon, Loboc, Maribojoc and others, but they are still looking if they can get the funds from the citys calamity reserve. Initially, they wanted to send relief goods to Bohol but found out that crossing the goods and delivering it to the quake hit areas was hard. On the other hand, Ormoc City would be donating some P 1.6-million to Bohol and Cebu, said Ben Matiga, designated officer of the disaster risk reduction management office here. Matiga said that P 500,000 would be for the Province of Bohol, another P 500,000 to Cebu Province and P 300,000 each for the cities of Tagbilaran and Cebu City. He said that the request for funds had just been submitted to the Sanggunian Panlungsod this morning (Friday, October 18) which will be taken up by the council on their regular session next week. Ormoc Vice mayor Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr., on the other hand, said they would give the measure urgent attention. Weve been victims of a big calamity once, referring to the Ormoc flood in 1991, and was the recipient of the generosity of many generous. It is only








230 cast lot as brgy chairmen
ORMOC CITY There are 230 people here who have filed their certificates of candidacies for barangay chairman of the citys 110 barangays or an average of two contenders per barangay while there are 1,756 or at least 16 people vying for the eight seats for barangay council. At first glance, it seems that there are two opposing parties in each village. However, sources at the city Commission on Elections here said some incumbent barangay chairmen are uncontested while some villages have many contenders. Who these personalities are cannot yet be ascertained. Comelec could not yet give out the list of the contenders because they are still working on their reports. It was also learned that the official campaign period for the candidates starts on October 18. They have only until next Saturday midnight, October 26, to campaign among their covillagers to woe their votes. Ormoc City has a voting population of more than 100,000, even if those who registered as Sanggunian Kabataan voters are deducted. Meanwhile, Ch. Insp. Ibrahim Jambiran, city police station chief, said that he has no reason to believe that the barangay elections on October 28 will be dangerous. However, they are still on heightened alert as the village polls can become more personal among neighbors, even relatives. Meanwhile, a man was arrested by policemen at District 15 for indiscriminate firing. He was identified as one Temoteo Ponay, 31, a resident of Leyte, Leyte and currently residing in the district barangay. SPO1 Jonathan Tomada was passing through NOW SHOWING Agua Dulce with his child OCT. 16-22, 2013 when he heard a gun shot. He then reported the incident to the police station. SPO1 Darius Corbo and PO2 Wenceslao Lumakin immediately responded to the report and saw a man throwing something into a trashcan. When they looked at what it was, they saw it was a caliber 38 with four live bullets. Ponay claimed he was just scaring some people who were throwing trash in the area, upon the orders of their barangay chairman. Ponay is now facing a complaint for violation of the Comelec Gun Ban. By *Showings could change without prior notice. Paul Libres FOR INQUIRIES:


October 14-20, 2013

Ombudsman orders ex-Mayor Beboy to answer complaint re use of P 50-million

ORMOC CITY The Ombudsman-Visayas has ordered former Ormoc Mayor Eric Beboy Codilla to answer the complaint filed against him by Lourdes P. Samson regarding the alleged misuse of P 50-million of the citys royalty fund for electric subsidies that was used for his version of the comprehensive waterworks project. In an order dated June 5, yet, but reportedly recently received by parties, the Ombudsman asked the former mayor to file his counter-affidavit strictly within 10 days from its receipt, in three legible copies. The order was signed by Euphemia Bacalso, acting director, in behalf of Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio B. Apostol. The former mayor is also asked to furnish the complainant a copy of his counteraffidavit who may file a reply affidavit to it within an inextendible period of ten days. To recall, Lourdes P. Samson filed the complaint against Codilla on December 2012 yet. Taxpayer complaint Invoking her right as a taxpayer and an electric consumer of this city, she complained to the Ombudsman that the mayor used his influence and power to circumvent the law covering the use of the royalty funds that the city gets as host community to the geothermal plants at Tongonan-Ormoc. Samsons complaint is related to the use of P 50-million of the royalty funds for the citys waterworks project that has been ongoing for seven years now. Samson said the law provides the funds are intended solely to subsidize the cost of electricity in host communities. Samson filed her complaint at the OmbudsmanVisayas on December 17, 2012 before graft investigator Fruto G. Teodorico III. In her 9-page complaint, she detailed that on April 6,


Photo shows the front page of the Ang Ormocanon, a publication of the City Government of Ormoc during the ex-mayors time showing him receiving a plaque of appreciation from the Ombudsman as a guest speaker in one of their fora about accountability, integrity and transparency in public service. The news item quotes the Ombudsman from Mindanao praising the ex-mayor as a model mayor. 2005, the City Electrification Council that the mayor himself created recommended that 100% of the royalty received plus interest earned will be applied solely to lower the cost of electricity and not limited to 80% thereof. After all, the LGC merely prescribes that at least 80% of the royalty will be applied solely to lower the cost of electricity; it does not set any ceiling thereof. Hence, it was decided that the whole amount will be utilized in order to make the subsidy more meaningful and appreciable. The then 10th Sangguniang Panlungsod subsequently adopted the memorandum report, she noted, but three years later, the mayor prompted and sought its amendment categorically asking that 80% of the funds be utilized for the repair and rehabilitation of the citys water system. That was in March 11, 2008, on the mayors second term. In his request to amend the memorandum, the mayor makes reference to a letter to then Local Government Secretary Rolando V. Puno purportedly seeking approval to his proposal to which Rolando M. Acosta, director of the Bureau

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October 14-20, 2013

CASES ... from P. 1
the trusted aide of former city councilor Eddie Tan and wife, also named Daisy, who practically entrusted their whole estate to her when they left the country for Australia in 2007. The Tans trusted her so much that Mrs. Tan even appointed Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil as president of WORLD, a humanitarian organization for rural women in the city which she founded while they were still here in Ormoc. Sources at the city prosecutor here said they are now readying the information against Daisy DoguilesPilapil. Bail for her temporary liberty for each count ranges from P20,000 to P40,000. The respondent did not file any counter-affidavit to the complaints against her. After receiving the summons, Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil wrote the prosecutor asking for a 30-day period to file her counter-affidavit. She was granted an extension of 10 days by Prosecutor Oate, but she did not file any, even after 30 days. In his resolution, Prosecutor Oate said that the Tan couple only learned about Daisy Doguiles-Pilapils absconding with their money and titles when they came back to Ormoc with their daughter Honey on May, this year. Honey came home to administer the familys business and the first order of the day was to ask Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil to turnover their bankbooks and pertinent documents over to her. To Honeys dismay,Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil did not and just disappeared. A few months before, Daisy DoguilesPilapil had emailed them that they still had a bank balance of more than half-amillion in a current account at Chinabank. Daisy and one other staff member, Ma. Linda Etang were the signatories to the checking account, the latter who was supposed to provide check and balance to Daisys expenditures. The statement, however, was doctored as an actual check with the bank yielded a closed account, with a negative balance of P 2,400. Etang told the Tans that she signed the checks because Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil she would tell her they needed to send the money to Australia. However, she also admitted helping Daisy doctor the bank statement that they send, cutting and pasting the six figures to cover for the discrepancy. Aside from the bank account that their trusted aide cleaned out, the Tans also found a deposit box they maintained also cleaned out of its contents. Missing were post-dated checks issued to them by people whove bought real estate from them on installment and their land titles. A slap on the face was that some post-dated checks were re-discounted by Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil from the buyer himself, a Catalino Caete. Caete, who issued checks of P 16,016 per month until November 2017 re-discounted the checks from Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil for five to 10% interest. Cash collections from property rentals were not remitted like that of Mr. Violeto Mendoza who said that aside from paying a 3-month deposit to Daisy DoguilesPilapil on a house owned by the Tans, he religiously paid her the monthly rentals thereafter. Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil misappropriated an estimated P 18,000 from him aside from P34,000 from a lotto outlet the Tans partially owned. Prosecutor Oate ordered the filing of qualified theft against Daisy DoguilesPilapil for taking the contents of the couples deposit box without their consent; two counts of estafa for misappropriating Mendozas rent and the P 34,000.00 from the lotto outlet and 16 counts of Attempted Estafa for using the couples checking account to guarantee loans that Daisy Pilapil took out, claiming it was for the Tans use. The EV Mail texted Ms. Daisy Doguiles-Pilapil for her side on her last known number but no reply was given. Calls placed on the same number indicated it was still operative as the teleprompt only says it cannot be reached or is out of range but not invalid. By Lalaine M. Jimenea



October 14-20, 2013

Malipayong pagsaulog sa ika 66 Adlaw sa Ormoc!

Hon. Roland Villasencio City Councilor Ormoc City

Happy 66th Charter Day to all the People of Ormoc City!!! from the Administration, Personnel & Staff of

Brgy. Ipil, Ormoc City Leyte, Philippines

Happy 66th Charter Day to all the People of Ormoc City!!!

Malipayong ika -66 Adlaw sa Ormoc sa tanang mga mulupyo ....

ug mahinungdanon na pagsaulog sa ika-69 anibersaryo sa Leyte Gulf Landing .....

October 14-20, 2013



To Our Valued Sugarcane Planters
We would like to inform you of our start-up schedules for CY 2013-2014:

November 8-10, 2013, Fri. Sun., 8 am 5 pm: Cane acceptance November 11, 2013 Mon. 9:00 AM Mill Opening Mass & Blessing
Milling starts as soon as cane yard stock is sufficient for continuous operation.

Millsite: Bgy. Montebello, Kananga, Leyte Tel. No.:(053) 530-7227 Fax: (053) 561-9164 e-Mail address:

HISUMCO Management

A warm welcome to all World War II Veterans, Guests & Visitors to the 69th Leyte Gulf Landing Anniversary. We also extend our thanks to the WWII Veterans and Heroism. from:

First Councilor, Tacloban City Malipayong ika -66 Adlaw sa Ormoc sa tanang mga mulupyo ....

C/Insp. Ibrahim H. Jambiran

Chief, Police Station 1, OCPO
Malipayong ika -66 Adlaw sa Ormoc sa tanang mga mulupyo ....

Station Commader, Coast Guard-Ormoc


People, Places

Hilongos Mayor Villahermosa reports to constituents

HILONGOS, LEYTE It was a triumphant moment for Mayor Alberto Bentong Villahermosa, this towns newly-minted mayor, as he delivered his first 100 days report to the people of this town on the evening of Friday, October 18, at the town gym. Present were LGU employees, barangay chairmen, leaders of various sectoral groups, and small and big businessmen in the town. Mayor Villahermosa told the audience that in just a little over three months, he was now facing them with concrete evidence that when a leader buckles down to work hard, he can do a lot of things in just a short span of time. Copying Pres. Aquinos line kayo ang boss ko, he said he was reporting to his constituents what he had done in such a short time, so that they know their mayor is moving for him to get their full cooperation to future projects. Mayor Villahermosa (LP) routed former Mayor Joy Emery Roble, scion of the Roble Shipping Lines, in a highly divisive election last May 2013. Villahermosa added that now the elections are over, those who profess to love the town should hold hands and work for its progress. During his 100-day report, the mayor also revealed the slogan SOAR HIGH, Hilongos which he said would be the guidepost of his administration. S is for Sustainable Development, O is for Optimal Youth Empowerment and Development, A for Agricultural Resilience and Well Balanced Environment, R for Responsiveness to Community Needs, H for Highly Improved Education, I for Infrastructural Innovation, G for Good Governance, and H for Health Focused Progress. Mayor Villahermosa said that his programs in the next three years would revolve on the elements of his slogan. It encompasses a holistic approach, from building basic infrastructure that would benefit town residents as a whole to taking care of their physical and mental wellbeing as individuals. Villahermosa added he would also want Hilongosnons to take the slogan to heart, and take pride that they are from Hilongos, one of Leytes oldest and historic towns. In his report, the new mayor detailed what he had done under each category. Backed up by video presentations, the mayor showed the before and after of the situation of things when he came into power and what he had done to improve it. He explained some of these projects werent even new, but was there for implementation of the previous administration but nothing was done. Villahermosa said he knew what he was talking about. He was a member of the previous council and was among those who approved the projects and programs of the previous administration, but sadly, these were not implemented. I am working on the same budget, he said, but I want to show my constituents that implemented and done right, a lot of positive things can happen. He also emphasized that he will be a leader that would exercise political will on matters which may not be popular, but right. As your Local Chief Executive, I know that I will be surrounded by different people. Some have honest intentions, some have personal self-serving intentions, and others are there waiting for an opportunity to destroy me. I am not perfect but I am not stupid, he also warned detractors. 1. In ending his speech, Mayor Villahermosa highlighted eight exemplary Hilongosnons, saying they are the embodiment of his SOAR HIGH, Hilongos! slogan. They were Ms. Elma Gabisan, abandoned by her father and her mother just a house helper. Yet, she did not allow her circumstances to defeat her and graduated top of her Class at the Holy Infant College in Tacloban taking up Radio technology; Ryan Reyes, Khynna Jade Fabular, Ian Ed Pedregosa, recent passers in the Nursing Licensure Exams; Reynaldo Servacio, CPA and graduated Magna Cum Laude from University of San Carlos; Ralph James Pedere and Neufranco Nino Pil Zamoras who are now PhilSci Scholars; Dr. Janice Bellezas, a new doctor; and Emmauel Tongzon, an architect, who passed the licensure exams in Australia for him to practice his profession there just last June 2013. By Lalaine M. Jimenea Mayor Alberto Villahermosa (on the rightmost of top photo) frees a bird as the emblem of his slogan, SOAR HIGH, Hilongos! Photo below shows the mayor with Vice Mayor Manuel Gabisan on his right.

Happy 69th Anniversary of the Leyte Gulf Landings

As we commemorate this historic occasion, let us liberate ourselves from hunger, malnutrition and lifestyle diseases! Follow the 2012 Nutritional Guidelines for Filipinos 1. Eat a variety of foods everyday to get the nutrients needed by the body.

2. Breastfeed infants exclusively from birth up to 6 months then give appropriate complemen- tary foods while continuing breastfeeding for 2 years and beyond for optimum growth and de- velopment. 3. Eat more vegetables and fruits everyday to get the essential vitamins, minerals and fiber for regulation of body processes. 4. Consume fish, lean meat, poultry, egg, dried beans or nuts daily for growth and repair of body tissues. 5. Consume milk, milk products and other calcium-rich foods, such as small fish and shellfish, everyday for healthy bones and teeth. 6. Consume safe foods and water to prevent diarrhea and other food and water-borne dis- eases. 7. Use iodized salt to prevent Iodine Deficiency Disorders.

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8. Limit intake of salty, fried, fatty and sugar-rich foods to prevent cardiovascular diseases. 9. Attain normal body weight through proper diet and moderate physical activity to maintain good health and help prevent obesity.

10. Be physically active, make healthy food choices, manage stress, avoid alcoholic bever- ages and do not smoke to help prevent lifestyle-related non-communicable diseases.

A message from the National Nutrition Council Region 8

NORTHWEST LEYTE is one of the emerging tourist des selected by the Local Government Support Program fo Development (LGSP-LED) in building competitive to with investment opportunities. The region has six i development areas including the cities of Tacloban, O and the municipalities of Inopacan, Isabel and Palomp LGSP-LED Philippine Program Director Francis E. terview, said each of the six sites have natural resources competitive advantage that could bolster the economy a mix of burgeoning industries\. It is ripe to accept inves ism, education, agronomy and energy. Gentoral said that LGSP-LED helps the LGUs and f their potentials. One is by helping them enhance their packaging; second is helping them in marketing the dest support the LGUs to become business-friendly and com LGSP-LED provides Technical Assistance and conduc ies to help local governments create favorable approach The criteria in choosing a beneficiary are the People PO should have a legal entity, meaning should be registe SEC and accredited by the LGU, said Gentoral who add prefer to engage with the private sector. The program engages the private sector as they are t that create businesses and enterprise, creating jobs and e ment in the process, added LED partnership adviser on VIII, Greg Sarmiento. Just recently, the LGSP-LED turned over five kayaks Danao stakeholders to enhance tourism activity at the la In Palompon, they turned over 10 which was very w by local officials as they are now hosting the 3rd Open Marathon and Tri-race Competition at Kalanggaman Is October 30. LGSP-LED also helps Palompon in promot marketing Kalanggaman and its other tourist spots t social media. The LGSP-LED is an eight-year (2008-2016) collab program of the Government of the Philippines and C through the Department of the Interior and Local Gove (DILG) and the Canadian International Development (CIDA), it was further learned. Among its other program to prime start tourism in L facilitating skills training on Tourism Front Line service ers like food producers, producers of souvenirs, restaur hotel owners, hotel front desk personnel and travel ag By Emma Lago

s & Happenings
Juicy Dance Battle slated in Ormoc!
Cosmetique Asia Corporation will launch the Juicy Dance Battle 2013, an Inter-school Dance Competition Ormoc Leg. The competition will feature the modern contemporary dance craze among the High Schools and Elementary students during the elimination round of the competition in Ormoc City is on October 25 at Gaisano Riverside Mall, Baybay City on October 26 at Prince Baybay, Isabel on November 08 at Isabel Freedom Park, and Palompon on November 9 at SM Palompon. The winners of both Elementary & High School levels will represent their respective schools during the grand finals on December 01 at the Gaisano Riverside Mall, Ormoc City. During the elimination round, the winners and participants will receive cash prizes and Juicy gift packs. While in the Grand finals, the prizes are as follows: Elementary Level: 1st Prize - P10,000.00 cash/ Juicy Gift Packs & trophy Plus P5,000 worth of appliances for the school 2nd Prize - P7,000.00 cash/ Juicy Gift Packs & trophy 3rd Prize - P5,000.00 cash/ Juicy Gift Packs & trophy Consolation Prize of P2,000 cash for the non-winner High School Level: 1st Prize - P15,000.00 cash/ Juicy Gift Packs & trophy Plus P5,000 worth of appliances for the school 2nd Prize - P10,000.00 cash/ Juicy Gift Packs & trophy 3rd Prize - P7,000.00 cash/ Juicy Gift Packs & trophy Consolation Prize of P2,000 cash for the non-winner Special Prizes: Group with the highest votes & accumulated Juicy Products empty bottles P2,500 each (Elementary & High School Level) Juicy-est Girl P1,000 each (Elementary & High School Level) Interested participants can secure & fill up application form at the Customer Service Counters of the participating mall/ venues or may contact GEA Events Productions at Cel. No. 0928-3869674 for details. Pre-register online or email thru

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October 14-20, 2013

Politics behind TLBFs misplaced request?

I COVERED an emergency committee hearing by the tourism committee on Friday at the Sangguniang Panlungsod. It was on the matter of closing some roads on October 24-27 during the Terry Larrazabal Bike Fest, the request of which rather reached the vice-mayors office very late. October 11 to be exact, while such was received by the CMO on September 9 yet. It was admitted that the matter was sort of overlooked because the letter was misplaced. All is well if we take everything at face value. The two offices were able to resolve the issue, however, from the view of a city taxpayer, it is incongruous that such a simple request letter gets misplaced when all that the mayors office staff should have done was to cover it with the necessary endorsement letter, sometimes already pro-forma, then send to the VMs office. It also makes us question, how is the city being run right now, that a simple letter gets lost on transit? September 9 to October 11 is a mighty long time for a letter to be handcarried from the CMO, which is just about two or three minutes away. While at the helm right now are two career officers, Sabrina Duero as acting executive secretary and Emil Tingson as acting city administrator, the fact that they will have to kowtow to politics cannot be ignored. In fact, I can just smile at the whispers that there is a conjugal conspiracy at the City Hall Oh, not the mayor and his wife but Sabrina or Dayay Duero at the CMO and Joel Duero at the SP. I know the couple, we were neighbors for quite a time, and they are good people. There are also political undertones. Much as we dont want to put color on a lost letter request, but has the delay have something to do with the fact that the TLBF is organized by Goyo Larrazabal? Is the new administration seeing ghosts lurking in the shadows, probably thinking that Goyo is in Ormoc because he is interested in politics? Did they want the TLBF to fail? I agree with Vince Rama that the event is a very important one. It has put Ormoc on the map several times. And for a city who flaunts it wants tourism to prosper, isnt this an avenue? Nonetheless, the meeting ended well, with Coeli Fiel putting in her two cents of advise, reminding those present about the need to answer letters formally within 15 days, whether it is a reply, a denial or just to update the requesting party of the action they have taken on the requests. That is embodied in the law, she reminded everybody, and Please, do not invite unnecessary litigation, she reminded them. From my viewpoint, this is another example of how the Sanggunian Panglungsod, under the leadership of the new Vice Mayor Toto Locsin Jr is trying to do things right. The CMO representatives, more or less, conveyed that there was nothing to fuss about because it before all that was needed was a mayors permit.

Getting back on our feet

WE have been floored by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. The number of casualties is increasing, and the damage has been extensive in terms of properties and infrastructure. Houses and buildings have fallen. Landslides have blocked roads, bridges destroyed, isolating towns. But its most heartbreaking to see churches collapse or practically ruined. That sight alone touches right deep in peoples soul like no other. Gone, for now, are those precious treasures that represent our peoples journey of faith and piety through the centuries. Their mere presence, even as we just happen to pass them by, never fails to evoke a certain sense of our identity. We may not have been a very good member of the Church or one who is consistently faithful to it, but somehow we feel we belong to it, just as any child continues to belong to a family whether he behaves well or not. We are always welcome to enter it. It does not make easy, uncharitable distinctions. Some of us are asking why these churches have to go the way they did during the temblor. Well, God has his ways, his very mysterious ways. And if we continue to have faith, we know that everything happens for a good reason. Omnia in bonum, as they say. We have to reinforce our belief that God is conveying a beautiful message to us through their disappearance. Obviously we have to try to decipher and fathom it. We can always try. We should not just focus on the purifying or penalizing aspect of their disappearance, destruction or damage, though that alone holds a good basis. For one, we have often taken them for granted, allowing them to drift to deterioration. Very often, when I visited many of these old churches, I got the impression that they were treated like aging great-grandmothers who were more of a bother than a useful constituent. They seem to be maintained only as a religious prop or cultural ornament. Their sacramentality as our home with God is practically lost. This is not to mention that in our life of piety, many things have gone sour. We like to strut our religiosity, yet even in the externals alone, many holes and inconsistencies can be seen. If we are not lax, our most prevalent predicament, then we go to the other extreme of being too fastidious as to be rigid and superstitious. But Im sure there is a lot more of positive reasons why these beautiful churches are gone for now. I like to believe that God is challenging us to rebuild our spiritual life so we can rebuild our churches, making them more beautiful, stronger and more adapted to current and foreseeable situations and challenges. God is asking us to get our act together in both our own personal and collective life. We need to develop a strong and functioning interior life of love of God, and a vibrant concern for the others in all aspects of life, both material and spiritual, both mundane and sacred. We have to break loose from our complacency in our relation with God and others, and really enter into a most meaningful engagement

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Now it can be told?

When Sen. Jinggoy Estrada made a privileged speech recently exposing the bribe given to the Congressmen and Senators by the Executive Department to the tune of as much as P50 million, it was like he opened a Pandoras box. It was a way of gratitude for their role of impeaching then Chief Justice Renato Corona of the Supreme Court. Why was it done in the first place? You cannot just impeach a CJ unless he committed a serious crime. What crime can a Chief Justice or any Justice for that matter commit? When the idea was proposed in the Lower House, the resolution was imme-diately signed by the Congressmen where it must emanate in the first place. The kitty that enticed them into signing was because of the promise of an early release of their pork barrel. The Senators were to receive P50M each. If we take stock of this disclosure, it can be told that they were not given enough time to discern with serious deliberation the rationale behind the move. It can be told that the glow of the manna must have blinded them into doing such a rash move to remove a public official. Legislators are supposed to be men and women of probity and doing such a rush and rash move have made them mere ordinary mortals. They are now far away removed from the list of statesmen. Too bad that they were blinded by the glow of a treasure trove. What crime did the CJ commit? It cannot be ignorance of the law because the SC is composed of lawyers that have proven themselves to be well-versed in the mechanics of law. Most if not all of them are former Judges. The only reason was because of dishonestywhen ex-CJ Corona did not disclose all his assets. The only portion he did not disclose was his dollar account. But there is a law respecting the secrecy of dollars. It is therefore not a crime not to reveal your dollars. Therefore, it is not a crime. In their haste to sign the resolution, they themselves committed a bigger crime. In their haste to impeach the Chief Justice, they became like the figure of Lady Justice with her eyes blindfolded. The real crime that Mr. R. Corona




Remembering and reflecting on the 69th Leyte Landing anniversary

ON THIS day of celebration and remembrance on the occasion of the Leyte Landing of Allied Forces 69 years ago to drive away the Japanese occupiers after more than four years of harsh and brutal rule, it is just fitting that we honor and recall the personal sacrifices of our war veterans, even to the point of offering their own lives so that the nation would be liberated and that we can live in freedom and in peace. For their efforts and sacrifice, we as a people must give our salute and thanks to our war veterans, living and dead, for their bravery and heroism in battle. As the years go past by and in the view of our national leaders the significance of this event may seem to have diminished and its celebration or holiday only confined to the whole Island of Leyte, we should never forget that in order to have continuing freedom needs the eternal vigilance on our part. Since there are other countries and groups, like Japan and its military leaders before it embraced a peaceful path,that are coveting our shores and territories. With Chinas expansionist ambitions and bullying ways, we as a people must put this in mind, to be watchful and be prepared for any aggressive eventuality if we wish to remain free and not kowtow to any foreign invader. For the next years 70th commemoration of the Leyte Gulf Landing, we are respectfully suggesting to our national and Leyte provincial officials to build another physical reminder, like a Tower for Heroes, of this event in world history beside the replica of General Douglas MacArthurs wading ashore at the MacArthur Park in Palo, Leyte. If the government has built a towering Bantayog Ng Mga Bayani at


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October 14-20, 2013

Not exactly kosher

WE ARE A CREATURE of habits, passed on to us by our elders and peers. Some habits are good and depending on how neurotic you are, a typical basket case, you may also have acquired bad ones. Based on many studies, here are some bad habits to drop or avoid: 1. Compulsively using hand sanitizer. - If you are like Emma Pillsbury (of Glee fame) who would use a hand sanitizer any time you make contact with the outside world, you might want to re-consider. Unless youre in a germ-prone place like a hospital, soap and water will be enough safeguard. When youre not near a sink, hand sanitizing gels can help, but be sure to read the label. Recent research has shown that those containing triclosan may promote bacteria and virus resistance to antibiotic medications. 2. Brushing your teeth after every meal. - Rushing to brush after every meal may seem like a good idea to keep your teeth clean, but according to experts, it is better not to do it immediately. Food can leave acid on your teeth, which can weaken the enamel, and brushing while the enamel is in a weakened state can actually scrub the enamel away. To dislodge any food particles that may remain after eating, simply rinsing your mouth out with water is recommended. 3. Doing only cardio when you work out.Its easy to assume that the best way to lose weight is to stick to the same cardio workout, but if you only do cardio, your body will become so accustomed to the routine that youll start to burn less fat over time. Replace a few of your cardio workout for circuit training, which involves doing a number of different strength training exercises with little rest between moves in order to keep your heart rate up while also working out your entire body, ensuring that youll burn the most calories without burning out. Integrating resistance training into your routine will create muscle mass, which will help burn more calories throughout the day, even when youre at rest. 4. Drinking only bottled water. Bottled water contains no fluoride, and this can lead to fluoride deficiency, which can lead to tooth decay. Instead, fill your glass with water purified by a water filtration system which will keep your water free from impurities commonly found in tap water, but still allow you to reap the benefits of fluoride. But now Europeans are saying that water fluoridation is not safe. Whats next? 5. Popping pills for nutritional supplements. - If you are already getting enough of what you need, the supplements will have no effect on you. But there are more serious side effects of carelessly popping pills. In the absence of a deficiency, eating food instead of taking supplements should be the primary way to fulfill nutritional requirements and deliver health benefits. Even if you have 5 bad habits out of 5, you are not ready for the cuckoo farm yet but you are getting pretty close!

Matinahuron, Hon. Salig

Dear Atty. Golo, Tinood dihay laing mayor gi-disqualify sa Comelec kay nag vote-buying? Maupay bitaw ma disqualify ang mamalit og boto kay ilang gi corrupt ang mga tawo. Peru, niadtong eleksyon, morag tanan man namalit og boto! Mga fake diay ning atong mga politico. Sa balaod mopatuman kintahay peru ang lagda sa eleksyon ilang gilihaylihay. Pila man diay pwede gastohon inig kampanya? Midagan ko ron og konsehal sa barangay nga independente. Wa ko ma linya kay ang mga konsehal sa among kapitan gipaamot tag P 5,000.00 kada usa. Mga 300 ning botante sa amoa. Lupig ko kay wa man koy kwarta. Sila mamalit kono og tag singkwenta.

Dear Mr. Salig, Ang Fair Elections Act (RA 9006) nagmando nga patas ang eleksyon. Ang independente maka gasto hangtod sa singko pesos kada botante. Kon dunay 300 voters sa inyong barangay, ang maximum nga gastohon sa matag kandidato dili molapas sa P 1,500.00. Ang ilang amotan sobra kaayo. Mahimo silang ma disqualify sa sobrang panggasto. Ang mayor sa Roxas, Isabela gi disqualify sa Comelec tungod sa votebuying o gastos nga sobra kaayo (Oct. 8, inquirer) . Ayaw kagool nga motuman ka sa balaod. Ikaw ang kandidato nga totoo. Ang makadaog nga mamalit og boto moresulta sa ilang pagka disqualifikado o kaha pagkapreso. Imong amigo, Manny G. Golo 09155595449

The Gospel on Sunday

OCTOBER 27, 2013 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 18: 9 - 14 He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, `God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week, I give tithes of all that I get. But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, `God, be merciful to me a sinner! I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.

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MARCOS ... from P. 6
Mount Samat in Bataan for our war veterans to commemorate the Fall of Bataan, a defeat at the hands of the enemy, why not build the same monument in Leyte for war veterans to celebrate a victory and the first defeat of the countrys well-entrenched invaders. Come to think of it, we seem to be inclined as a people to celebrate defeats not only the Fall of Bataan but also like the Tirad Pass battle where the young Gen. Gregorio del Pilar died. We should shun away from this defeatist attitude in our psyche now and then, and celebrate a victorious event instead. We urge the former Leyte governor Jericho Icot Petilla, now Energy Secretary and cabinet member, to recommend to President Aquino the building of this proposed monument for war veterans in Leyte since he is a close cabinet member. Other provincial officials of Leyte including the brother of Sec. Petilla, Gov. Dominic Petilla, are requested to push for the building of this monument tower to make the 70th year of the Leyte Landing more significant and a bigger tourism potential for Leyte next year. The building cost for the monument will be minimal since the site is government property and will not include acquisition cost. The towering monument will also enhance the view in MacArthur Park and should attract more tourists and visitors to the park. The suggested monument, if beautifully sculpted and designed by a talented architect, when realized will be a lasting legacy of the present administration and Pres. Aquino in Leyte. The president will also be remembered as a good friend of Leyte and not only as a son of Tarlac province. In future celebrations of the Leyte Landing, even if the president then of the country will not come to Leyte as an invited guest of honor, it shall be remembered that a former president has recognized the significance of the victory at the Leyte Gulf Landing.

OCEANJET, ONE of the first fast crafts to ply Cebu to Ormoc is back and it will be plying Cebu-Ormoc-Cebu at least two trips a day, for starters, this Saturday (October 19). The owners and top management, led by corporate treasurer Mrs. Betty Lua and daughter Vanessa, general manager, of the fast craft company were at the Ormoc port to attend the blessing and cutting of the ribbon of their terminal building. To meet them were city councilor Vincent Rama representing Rep. Lucy TorresGomez and city councilor Gerry Penserga, chairman of the committee on transportation and communications.

October 14-20, 2013

Oceanjets back, Ormoc now has 3 fast crafts

The new Oceanjet Terminal at the right side of the port from the entrance. Gene Lastimado, operations manager, at the time of the interview, said their maiden voyage from Cebu left port at 10:30 and would return by 1:00 PM. The same vessel would return by 5:30 in the afternoon, and stay overnight in Ormoc for its first trip to Cebu in the morning at 7:00. Hopefully, he said, by the end of the year, another vessel would be available and they can offer four back and forth trips for Ormoc by then. Currently, Ormoc port has two fast craft operators, 2Go and Weesam Express. Gene Lastimado said their vessel is a mono-hull with a capacity for 332 passengers. There are 20 seats for Business Class, 228 for Tourist Class and 84 open air deck. Regular fare is P 700 but they have promo fares like Libre Balik which is only P 1,000 for a round-trip within a period of six days. He emphasized that Oceanjet is known for its reliability of schedules, adding they dont cancel trips just because there are not enough passengers and pass it off as technical problem. If there is a technical problem, he said, they make sure the same schedule is taken over by another fast craft. Right now, he said, they have a fleet of 11 vessels and two new ones are going to make it the lucky 13. Mrs. Betty Lua, on the other hand, said they make sure their passengers are not disadvantaged. She is proud to note that of the fast crafts plying to Ormoc, their company is

OMBUDS ... from P. 2

of Local Government Supervision of the Dept. of Interior and Local Government, replied in a manner favorable to Codilla. By March 25, 2008, the City Electrification Council effectively approved the mayors proposal. Then, on May 22, 2008, the 11th SP approved the appropriation ordinance releasing P 50-million of royalty funds for the water project. COA says release of P 50-million not in accordance with law Recently, the Commission on Audit, in its evaluation report of the utilization of the royalty funds dated July 12, 2012, noted that the DILG is not the proper agency to approve the use of the funds. The COA notes that repair and rehabilitation of water system is not among the nonsubsidy schemes as envisioned by the law. Furthermore, COA noted, the City did not even comply with the provision that in case the proposed project is alien to the specific non-subsidy schemes enumerated, that a proposal be submitted to the National Electrification Administration (NEA) for evaluation. The Department of Justice has also stated in a legal opinion that the use of the funds for the water project have no legal basis and are outside the coverage of the said laws. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

FR. ROY ... from P. 8

with him and everybody else. We need to mature in our faith, after so many centuries already of Christian life. We need to man up so as to grapple with the real issues of our life and not get entangled with the non-essentials, though they too need to be duly attended to and related to what is truly important. I know the transition is not easy. But it can be facilitated if we try our best to put our mind and heart, plus all our resources, into the task of rebuilding simultaneously our spiritual life and our churches. This can be done. This is not a quixotic dream. We need to get back on our feet and move on with a revitalized and purified sense of purpose in life. We have to rise from the ruins, counting on Gods grace and our all-out effort. Christ has reassured us that we can resurrect not only on the last day, but also on any day as long as make the necessary changes in our life. His promise of a new creation is effective as often as we decide to return to him and to take him and his beautiful will for us seriously. This, I believe, is how we should react to the loss of our beautiful churches and the devastation of the earthquake. God is planting a seed in us that has to die first in order to grow and bear more fruit. Email:


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VIEW FROM ORMOC ... from P. 8

However, the question is, if all that was needed was just a mayors permit, why forward it to the Vice Mayors office? And belatedly at that, with the request for proper action? Ive been a City Hall observer for years now. And the situation now gives me a feeling of dj vu. Flashback to 2001, new Mayor Carmelo Locsin had the support of only a minority in the council. Today, the new mayor had only six, which is now further trimmed to five with the loss of Nepnep. It would be further trimmed to four once the SK ex-officio councilor steps down. That is why, even if the new Liga ng Barangay ex-officio president is a an ally of the mayor, it does not even matter. The Liberal Party majority remains. I get a feeling that after the barangay elections are over, well be seeing some real action at the City Hall.

BIKE FEST ... from P. 1

in a committee hearing headed by tourism committee chairman councilor Vince Rama after Duero and acting city administrator Emil Tingson gave their commitment on the record to grant a mayors permit to the proposed road closures, even without an ordinance yet. On their part, Rama, councilors Gerry Penserga and Godiardo Ebcas gave their commitment to pass a ratification ordinance to rectify the situation. Legislative consultant Atty. Beulah Coel Fiel, on the other hand, said a ratification ordinance is passed after the fact to legitimize an action taken by the city. She also gave Duero and Tingson unsolicited advise that the law requires government offices to take action on letters or requests in 15 days, and hopes the same would not be repeated in the future. For his part, Rama said that Ormoc City should not ignore the importance of the TLBF as a tourist drawer. In the past, it has drawn thousands, he said. Penserga and Ebcas declared they also shared his sentiment. Penserga, however, asked that the safety of the pedestrians be ensured while Ebcas said he is amenable to the ratification ordinance to safeguard the SP and the mayor s office because we have limited time. Atty. Larrazabal, when reached for comment, said he is happy that the situation was resolved. It was his brother-in-law Anthony Herrera who was present during the meeting. Larrazabal said some 700 bikers from all over the country have signified to join the bike fest and the number of visitors to arrive in Ormoc would be more as they are coming with their families, aside from local tourists. Larrazabal said that Chris Cocalis of Pivot Cycles and Jeremy Sycip of Sycip Designs form the United States are also coming over. They are big names in the cycling world, he said. He noted that indeed, TLBF has cemented its fame as the biggest cycling event in Asia. On 2014, he said, known cycling groups from the US and Europe have committed to join. The National Mountain Bike Cross Country race would also be held here in Ormoc during the festival.

POTPOURRI ... from P. 8

committed is because he was the poniente the signer of the SC decision to give due course to the tenants of Hacienda Luisita to own it as agrarian reform beneficiaries. This is the only plausible reason that Pres. P-noy vented his ire on. To my mind, what the President did is like that of a spoiled brat who makes a violent reaction when not given what he wants. Remember that of a family of 4 (or is it 5?), he is the only son. His father is the illus-trious Ninoy (my own hero) and the equally illustrious (?) first woman President Cory. The question mark after her is because she did not do anything to solve the crime committed against her own husband, Ninoy. Is it because her cousin, Danding Cojuangco, is involved? In a nutshell, ex-Chief Justice R. Corona only committed the crime of dishonesty. Big deal! Since when is dishonesty so big a crime that it can remove a Magisrate from office? Perhaps it could have been culpable violation of the Constitution or something else just as serious? Well, this time it did and his mistake is that he signed the collective decision of the SC to give justice to the tenants of Hacienda Luisita who were awarded the land they tilled by the government. How much did Juan de la Cruz spend for the whole impeachment affair involved, including how much was given to the Legislators as a measure of gratitude from a grateful President? Several millions, nay several billions? Since it is understood that the Legislators will not pass a law that will that will put a noose around their necks, the suggestion of an ex-Justice that it can be achieved by a peoples initiative as provided for in the Constitution. If this can be done, let it be done. This corner will definitely sign on it. And, based on the vehemence of rallies demanding to do away with pork barrel, we will have our day on this bad practice. Even the provision against dynasties has been conveniently shelved by the Legislators. There was once an attempt by then Sen. Ping Lacson to pass it but for sure it will no longer be taken up when a son (or is it a nephew?) is now part of a dynasty. If you go over to the first Constitution we had back in 1934, none of the framers had a dynasty. Too bad that Marcos tore it to pieces when he declared Martial Law. Sigh!


... from P. 1
account that the TLBF will also receive donations in cash and kind for the quake victims. Gawad Kalinga, on the other hand, has mobilized its members to raise similar assistance. Andone Larrazabal of Sabin Water said they are also donating boxes of bottled water through GK, knowing water was scarce in the calamity-hit areas. A Facebook group of former students and graduates of the ViSCA (now Visayas State University) in Baybay City has also raised among themselves and donors around P 33,000.00 to send to Loon, Bohol, where a co-Viscan Reigh Monreal lives. Monreals house, just near the Loon church that was totally reduced to rubble, was also totally wrecked and communicated through FB to his classmates and co-ViSCAns their plight. Loon is one of the towns in Bohol that has been isolated and is reportedly getting relief goods in trickles. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

right that we also immediately respond to the needs of others, he said. Matiga added that aside from giving the financial assistance, they also wanted to send the Ormoc Rescue Team but was advised by the Office of Civil Defense that it was not necessary anymore. On the other hand, various civic groups in Ormoc City and nearby towns have also mobilized their own relief drives for the victims of the 7.2-magnitude quake that hit the islands of Cebu and Bohol on Monday, October 14. Here in Ormoc, the Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay is receiving cash donations from its members and friends that it would course through the Rotary Club of Cebu that would be going to Bohol next week. Former Comelec commissioner Atty. Gregorio Goyo Larrazabal, who is in Ormoc for the Terry Larrazabal Bike Festival on October 24-27, 2013, has posted on his Facebook

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Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte CASE NO. R-PAL-13-002-EJF FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE RURAL BANK OF MATAG-OB(LEYTE) INC., represented by its Manager MR. REYNALDO D. CAPANGPANGAN Mortgagee-Petitioner, -versusSPS. CELSO ELORDE JR. AND ROSALINDA ELORDE Mortgagor- Respondent. x--------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE AND SALE Upon extra-judicial petition for sale under Act No. 3135, as amended, which was filed by Mortgagee/ Petitioner Rural Bank of Matag-ob (Leyte) Inc. represented by its Manager Mr. Reynaldo D. Capangpangan, with residence at Matag-ob, Leyte against Mortgagor/Respondent SPS. CELSO ELORDE JR. AND ROSALINDA ELORDE with postal address at Brgy. Abijao, Villaba, Leyte, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness in the amount of FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND PESOS (P400,000.00), Philippine Currency, exclusive of penalties, expenses charges, Attorneys Fees, expenses of the Foreclosure, Sheriffs Lawful Fees and expenses for conducting PUBLIC AUCTION SALE, the undersigned Sheriff under the supervision of the Clerk of Court and Ex-Officio Sheriff of the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte will sell at public auction on October 25, 2013 at 9:00 oclock in the morning soon thereafter at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte to the highest bidder, for cash and in Philippine Currency, the following properties with all its improvements thereon, to wit: PARCEL 1: A parcel of residential land together with all improvements thereon, situated at Brgy. Abijao, Municipality of Villaba, Leyte. Bounded on the N., byAss. Lot No. 009, Cad. Lot No. 2129; on the S., by Ass. Lot No. 021 Cad. Lot No. 2134;, on E., by Lot No. 019 Cad. Lot No. 2131; on the W. by Brgy. Road; containing an area of Eighty Two (82) Square meters, more or less, covered under Tax Declaration No. 02-41003-00740 with an assessed value of P2,810.00. PARCEL 2: A parcel of residential land together with all improvements thereon situated at Brgy. Abijao, Municipality of Villaba, Leyte. Bounded on the N., by Ass. Lot No. 010, Cad. Lot No. 2129; on the S., by Ass. Lot No. 018 Cad. Lot No. 2132; on the E., by Ass. Lot No. 0250, Cad. Lot No. 2133; On the West by Ass. Lot No. 009,020,021, Cad. Lot No. 2134, 2130, 2129, containing an area of Sixty Two (62) square meters, more or less covered under Tax Declaration No. 02-41003-00741 with an assessed value of P2,130.00. RESIDENTIAL HOUSE: Tax Declaration Nos. 02-4100300735, 02-41303-00740 and 02-41003-007 under the names of the Spouses Celso Jr and Rosalinda Elorde. A Two (2) storey residential building with three (3) bedrooms, balcony and garage, erected on the under Tax Declaration No. 02-41003-00735, situated in Brgy. Abijao, Municipality of Villaba, Leyte, constructed of concrete walling with a total floor area of 169.50 square meters, (for the 1st floor 120.27 sq. m. and the 2nd floor with a floor area of 49.23 sq. meter), with an assessed value of P440,070.00. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND ENCUMBRANCES HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on November 8, 2013 without further notice. Hall of Justice, Palompon, Leyte, Philippines, September 27, 2013. (Sgd.) JIPSON L. ABAYON Sheriff IV Copy furnished: Rural Bank of Matag-ob(Leyte) Inc. Brgy. Abijao, Villaba, Leyte Sps. Celso Elorde Jr. and Rosalind Elorde Rep. By: Reynaldo D. Capangpangn Matag-ob, Leyte WARNING IT IS ABSOLUTELY PROHIBITED TO REMOVE, DEFACE, OR DESTROY THIS NOTICE OF SALE ON OR BEFORE THE DATE OF SALE. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 HAYAG CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION HAYAG RECEIVING AND CHILD CARING HOME, INC. B. Alupang, Fatima, Brgy. Cogon, Ormoc City, 6541, Leyte Tel. # (053) 255-7762/561-9190

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF LEYTE 8th Judicial Region OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT Tacloban City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF OF LEYTE EJF No. 3675 IN RE: Petition for Extrajudicial Foreclosure of Real State Mortgage under Act No. 3135, As amended METRO ORMOC COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCI) Mortgagee, -versusSPS. MA. SUZIE PASAGUI AND REYNALDO PASAGUI Mortgagor x-------------x SHERIFFS NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE UNDER ACT 3135, AS AMENDED Upon Extra-Judicial Petition for sale under act 3135, as Amended filed by METRO ORMOC COMMUNITY COOPERATIVE (OCCI) Tacloban City Branch, against Sps. MA. SUZIE PASAGUI AND REYNALDO PASAGUI, both of legal age, Filipino, and residents of District II, Poblacion, Pastrana Leyte, Mortgagor, to SATISFY the Mortgage indebtedness which as of August 2013, amounted to TWO MILLION THREE HUNDRED NINETEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX PESOS AND 87/100 (Php2,319,586.87) Philippine Currency, excluding Penalties, Charges, Attorneys Fees, expenses for the Foreclosure, and Sheriffs Lawful Fees thereof, the UNDERSIGNED EXECUTING SHERIFF WILL SELL AT PUBLIC AUCTION on October 29, 2013 at 9:00 in the morning or soon thereafter, at the REGIONAL TRIAL COURT, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City, to the highest bidder for Cash and in Philippine Currency, the following Real Properties/ Personal Properties, with all the improvements thereon, to wit: LIST OF MORTGAGED PROPERTIES: 1. DECLARATION OF REAL PROPERTY A parcel of land located at Rizal St. District II Municipality of Pastrana, Province of Leyte, described as follows: Bounded on the: North Res. House erected on the South., Land of Reynaldo Pasagui on the East., Lot#418, Declared in the name of Reynaldo Pasagui, of Pastrana, Leyte 2. 1 UNIT RICE MILL MACHINERY Located in the same property. PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS AND BUYERS MAY INVESTIGATE FOR THEMSELVES THE TITLE AND ENCUMBRANCES, HEREIN ABOVE-DESCRIBED REAL PROPERTIES IF ANY THERE BE. All sealed bids must be submitted to the undersigned on the above-stated time and date. In the event the public auction should not take place on the said date, it shall be held on November 06, 2013 on the same time and place without further notice. Tacloban City, September 04, 2013. FOR THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF (Sgd.) JOSE P. CABCABIN Sheriff IV EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2013 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF EJF No. R-ORM-13-00015-FC For: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSUR OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE under Act 3135 HOME DEVELOPMENT MUTUAL FUND (Pag-IBIG Fund), Mortgagee, -versusFRANCISCO P. TAN, JR., Mortgagor. x------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE SALE Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund), Tacloban Regional Office, Tacloban City against Francisco P. Tan jr. to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of August 8, 2013 amounts to Two Million Five Hundred Eight Thousand Three Hundred Thirty Two Two Pesos & 89/100 only (P2,508,332.89), including interest and penalties but excluding attorneys fees, sheriffs fees and other expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on October 31, 2013 at 4:00 oclock in the afternoon at the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court, Ormoc City to the highest bidder, for cash or managers check and in Philippine Currency, the following property with all the improvements located thereon, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 40870 Register of Deeds of Ormoc City A parcel of land (Lot 4-A-2 of the subdivision plan Psd08-0168-68-D, being a portion of Lot 4-A, Psd-08-016716-D, LRC Rec. No. 1461 etc). Situated in the Barangay of San Antonio, City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NE., point 1-2 by Lot 4-A-1 of the subdivision plan, on the SE., points 2-3 by Lot 4-A-4, of the subdivision. Point 3-4 by Lot 4-A-3 of the subdivision plan on the NW point 4.1 by 4-B, Psd-08-016716-D. Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan being N. 42 eg. 38W., 148.14 m. from BBM No. 59. Cad-256, Ormoc Cad; thence S. 46 deg. 44E., 24.73 m. to point 2; thence S. 42 deg. 03W., 23.97 m. to point 3; thence N. 46 deg. 41W., 25.37 m. to point 4; thence N. 43 deg. 35E., 23.94 m. to point of beginning; containing an area of SIX HUNDRED (600) square meters, more or less. Registered in the name of Francisco P. Tan, Jr., married to ma. Adelfa R. Tan. 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 November 6, 2013 without further notice. (Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR. Sheriff IV EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2013

October 14-20, 2013

Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Eight Judicial Region Regional Trial Court Branch 17 Palompon, Leyte SP. PROC.CASE NO. R-PAL -13-0395-SP IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF MINOR KAITLYN ALESSA YAON SPOUSES LOUIS AUGUST LAURENT JR. and ERWINA ARAZA YAON-LAURENT Petitioner. /---------------/ ORDER A verified petition for Adoption of minor Kaitlyn Alessa Yaon has been filed with this Court by the petitioners Spouses Louis August Laurent Jr. and Erwina Araza Yaon-Laurent, through their counsel, Atty. Elroy Raymund S. Bertulfo, praying that after due publication, notice and hearing, judgement be rendered granting the instant Petition for Adoption and that KAITLYN ALESSA YAON be considered as an adoptee of the petitioners, her name be changed to KAITLYN ALESSA Y. LAURENT and to issue an Order in accordance with Section 16 of the Rule on Adoption (A.M. No. 02-6-02-SC). 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 November 4, 2013 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 petitioner 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 the Petition and of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 8, Tacloban, City which is hereby ordered to conduct and submit a case study of the child to be adopted, the natural parents and the adopting parents. Furnish also a copy of this Order to the Office of the City Civil Registrar of Ormoc City, Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Palompon, Leyte, Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Atty. Elroy Raymund Bertulfo and the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Given in Chambers this 24th day of September, 2013 at the Hall of Justice of Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARIO O. QUINIT Presiding Judge Copy furnished: 1. Atty. Elroy Raymund Bertulfo Torres Bugallon, Pob. Del Sur, Villaba, Leyte 2. The Office of the Solicitor General 3. Office of the Provincial Prosecutor 4. The Chief, DSWD, Region 8, Tacloban City 5. The Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Palompon, Leyte 6. Sps. Louis August Laurent, Jr. and Erwina Araza YaonLaurent- Palompon, Leyte 7. The Office of the City Civil Registrar of Ormoc City 8. EV Mail- Ormoc EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Palompon Republic of the Philippines) Palompon, Leyte)SS Petition No. CFN-0009-2013 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, Demetrio Daroy Sanchez, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Blk. 17 Lot 1, Northville 1, Bignay, Valenzuela City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: b) The Certificate of Live Birth of ROLITO AYO SANCHES who is my son 2) He was born on July 21, 1985 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 753 (H-85) 4) The first name to be changed is from ROLITO to RIMBERT 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) He has habitually and continuously used RIMBERT and he publicly known in the community with that first name; 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) Cert. of Live Birth (SECPA)/ Baptismal Certificate b) Joint Affidavit of discrepancy/ Diploma/Cert. of Recognition c) Cert. of Attendance/ Official Copy of Grades/ Medical Record d) Barangay Certification / Police Clearance/ NBI Clearance e) Employers Certification/ Identification Cards f) Home Development Mutual Fund Members Contribution Verification g) Laboratory Record Form 7) I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8) I have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasijudicial body. 9) I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) DEMETRIO D. SANCHEZ Petitioner VERIFICATION I, DEMETRIO D. SANCHEZ, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) DEMETRIO D. SANCHEZ Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 4th day of October 2013 in the city/ municipality of Palompon, Leyte petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 24136046 issued at Palompon, Leyte on October 3, 2013. (Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVICA Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Oct. 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Extra-Judicial Partition and Quitclaim Deed of Extra-Judicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the property of the late FORTUNATA SERDEA, and AGRIPINO SERDEA re a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 4231, C-11, Cad 638-D, located at Anahaw, Hindang, Leyte, covered by OCT No. P-57214, and TD No. 08-1500300519, containing an area of 1,501 sq. m. was settled among their heirs and sold in favor of MARISSA D. DOLOROSA per Doc. No. 35; Page No. 8; Book No. XXI; Series of 2011 of Notary Public. Efren B. Mendoza. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Affidavit of Self-Adjudication with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late SPS. ANTONIO D. LAURENTE and ROSITA M. LAURENTE re a parcel of land Located at Lake Danao, Ormoc City, containing an area of 6.0000 hectares under TD No. 00022-00031, Cadastral Lot No. 10851 was adjudicated unto himself by ROBERTO M. LAURENTE and sold in favor of EDGAR P. CATINGUB per Doc. No. 90; Page No. 18; Book No. XXIII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ari g. Larrazabal. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Extra-Judicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late CONRADO MENDOZA, JR. re a parcel of land designated as Lot 2373-B-56, containing an area of 157 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 30440 and TD No. 00048-01790, situated in Brgy. Linao, Ormoc City was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 406; Page No. 82; Book No. III; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Maria Kim O. Marquez- Juban. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late REMEDIOS BESOTANEO re a parcel of land designated as Lot 5329, Cad 817-D, situated at Brgy. Malajog, Tinambacan Dist., Calbayog City, covered by TD No. 9903006-01008 was settled among her heirs and sold in favor of MARIA LOURDES Y. TAYAB per Doc. No. 222153334; Book No. XL; Series of 2011 of Notary Public Noel E. Masecampo. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2013 Extra-Judicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late JULIA BACAN FERNANDEZ had left an account with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)- Ormoc Branch, under Savings Account No. 0765-248532-160 was settled among her heirs per Doc. No. 292; Page No. 59; Book No. IV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Josephine A. Mejia Romero. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Deed of Extra Judicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property the late GODOFREDO B. CASTILLO and SEMIONA P. CASTILLO re a parcel of and Lot 2-C, situated in Brgy. Bao, Ormoc City, containing an area of 100 sq. m. under TCT No. 37508 was settled among their heirs and sold in favor of SPS. GARY CORTES PEPITO and CATHERINE CASTILLO PEPITO per Doc. No. 79; Page No. 16; Book No. XXV; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Raymundo S. Senga. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement with waiver NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late WILFREDO LAUDE YAP re parcels of land Lot 5383-H-9 covered by TCT No. 23679, TD No. 00044-00661 with an area of 547 sq. m. ; Lot 5716 covered by TCT No. 20885, TD No. 00071-00377 with an area of 7,945 sq. m. ; Lot 5739-E covered by TCT No. 21036, TD No. 00071-00378 with an area of 4,755 sq. m. ; Residential house erected on Lot 5383-H-9, covered by TD No. 00044-00501, located at Brgy. Libertad, Ormoc City with a floor area of 40.16 sq. m.; residential house Lot 1456K, covered by TD No. 01026-00132, located at Brgy. Dist. Ormoc City with a floor area of 132 sq. m. ; Lot 1456-K, covered by TCT No. 15445, TD No. 01026-00126, with an area of 243 sq. m.; and a residential House erected on Lot 1456-K, covered by TD No. 01026-00165, with a floor area of 48 sq. m. were settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 450; Page No. 94; Book No. 26; Series of 2009 of Notary Public Bruno A. Villamor. EV Mail Oct. 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2013 Extrajudicial Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late PATRICIA IMPANG (married to the late VICENTE NAPOLES), re a parcel of land Lot No. 7702, covered by OCT No. 15667 situated in Brgy. San Agustin, Baybay City, Leyte, containing an area of 10,973 sq. m. was partitioned among their heirs per Doc. No. 147; Page No. 301; Book No. LIV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Joseph Carneil M. Bandalan. EV Mail Oct. 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late SEGUNDINA FALLER and NACIANCINA FALLER had left a Time Deposits in First Interstate Bank, Inc. Hilongos Branch the following Account Numbers TD-DY5 17587; SDA 100112-00315; SDA 17553; TD-DY5 14991; and TD-DY5 16974; TD-DY5 14982; and a parcel of land located at Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Hilongos, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 1135, with an area of 1,535.98 sq. m. were settled among their heirs per Doc. No. 270; Page No. 54; Book No. XXX; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Josenilo Marquez Reoma. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013

Date & Time Found: October 25, 2012 @ 12:00nn Place Found: Lying on top of the table outside a closed sari-sari store in the corner of Santa Barbara and Sto. Rosario Sts. of Brgy. Poblacion, Inopacan, Leyte. Said baby was wrapped in a blue receiving blanket layered with white cloth, wearing a diaper navel was still clipped and with a bandage on the right heel. Any interested parties or relatives may contact:

JASMINE MAE DEDAL (given name)

Ma. Genevieve B. Rosales Social Worker, Hayag Receiving and Child Caring Home Contact #(053) 255-7762; 5619190; 0921-571-6431 or Mrs. Raquel B. Moralde SWO II, Department of Social Welfare & Development Ormoc City Tel. # (053) 255-4484 or

Mrs. Alejandrina Flor Capangpangan Municipal Social Welfare & Development Officer, Inopacan, Leyte Contact # 0917-633-9860 EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013

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October 14-20, 2013

OCEANJET ... from P. 10



the only one with its dry dock facilities, meaning they can repair and maintain a vessel immediately if it needs attention. For their part, councilors Rama and Penserga welcomed the newest addition to transportation choices in the city. Rama said Ormoc is very fortunate that Oceanjet has come back and that it is a sign that Ormoc is now progressing. Penserga, for his part, said that Oceanjets entry is a new opportunity for the people of Ormoc and Leyte to take improved transportation (facilities). Hopefully it would open more opportunities to the programs of the city like tourism. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

OCEANJET RIBBON-CUTTING. From left to right (front line) Mrs. Betty Lua, corporate treasurer, close friend Zita Burca from Ormoc City, Councilor Vince Rama, Insp. Elma delos Santos of the Ormoc City Police Office. At the back on the left is Ms Vanessa Lua, general manager of Oceanject and Councilor Gerry Penserga.

OCEANJET STAFF. From left to right Eric Basilan, OIC; Daphne Olarte, marketing officer; Tita BantasanMata and Joandel Noel, tellers. At right, Mr. Peter Tan, does a Chinese ritual to bring good luck to the new terminal, burning some paper on a fire on a pot.

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Regional Trial Court 8th Judicial Region Hall of Justice, Ormoc City EJF NO. R-ORM-13-00016-FC FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED IMELDA SACAY BERNDT., Petitioner-Mortgagee, -versusSPOUSES DIOSDADO AND LEONILA BAUTISTA, Respondents- Mortgagors x------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by IMELDA SACAY-BERNDT of Brgy. Cogon, Ormoc City, against SPS. DIOSDADO AND LEONILA BAUTISTA of Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of June, 2013 amounts to ONE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED SEVEN THOUSAND NINETY FOUR & 88/100 (P1,507,094.88), charges, attorneys fees, etc. but excluding expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on NOVEMBER 12, 2013, 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. 32193 A parcel of land certain Lot 6432-B-2 of the sub-division plan, Psd-08-009973-D, being a portion of Lot 6432-B, Psd74330, situated in the Brgy. of Liloan, City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NE., points 3-4, by Lot 6432-B-3 of the sub-div, plan; on the S, points 4-1, by Lot 6432-B-10 xxx containing an area of ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED FIFTY TWO (1,152) 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 November 15, 2013. Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, October 7, 2013. (Sgd.) VIRGILIO D. LENTEJAS, JR. SHERIFF IV EV Mail Oct. 14-20, 21-27, & 28- Nov. 3, 2013
Republic of the Philippines Local/Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Palompon Republic of the Philippines) Province of Leyte)SS Petition No. cce-0078-2013RA 10172 PETITION FOR CORRECTION OF CLERICAL ERROR IN THE CERTIFICATE OF LIVE BIRTH I, IVY LOSORATA ARGUELLES, of legal age, Filipino and a resident of Brgy. Buenavista, 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 September 9, 1991 at Palompon , Leyte, Philippines 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 91-1225, 4) The clerical error(s) to be corrected is (are): Item No. Description From To 2 Sex Male Female 5) The facts/reasons for filing this petition are the following: For error No. 1: To correct my sex which was erroneously recorded in my birth certificate, this petition is hereby filed. 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition, a) Certificate of Live Birth (SECPA)/ Cert. of Baptism b) Official Transcript of Records/ Elem. School permanent Record c) Certification/ NBI Clearance / Police Clearance / Brgy. Clearance/Brgy. Clearance d) Personal Affidavit /Medical Record/ COMELEC Record e) Medical Certification / Certificate of Authenticity 7) I have not filed 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 filing this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with R.A. 9048/R.A 10172 and its implementing rules and regulation. (Sgd.) IVY L. ARGUELLES Petitioner VERIFICATION I, IVY L. ARGUELLES, the petitioner, Hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) IVY L. ARGUELLES Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 11th day of October 2013 in the city/municipality of Palompon, Leyte, petition exhibits in Community Tax Certificate No. 11298146 issued at Palompon, Leyte, on March 11, 2013 (Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVICA Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Oct. 14-20 & 21-27, 2013

PDEA recruiting agents to join ranks

THE PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is once again opening its doors to those who aspire to become Drug Enforcement Officers (DEOs). PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr. said that the agency is presently recruiting agent-trainees that will comprise the Drug Enforcement Officer Basic Course (DEOBC) Class 2014-07. Cacdac said, Once recruited, a DEO has an entry level position of Intelligence Officer 1 (IO1), a permanent item with Salary Grade 11 as well as opportunity to become part of the premier organization on drug law enforcement in the country. They are due to undertake a six-month comprehensive and regimented training program at the PDEA Academy, Silang, Cavite. Those interested to join the 7th batch of PDEA agents, applicants should be 21 to 35 years of age and must meet the minimum height requirement of 54 for male and 52 for female. Application Letters should be addressed to the Director General, PDEA: Undersecretary Arturo G. Cacdac, Jr., CEO VI, together with the following requirements, to be submitted via mail or personally delivered to the nearest PDEA Regional Offices nationwide: Two Sets of Personal Data Sheet, completely filled out; Transcript of Records (Original/ Authenticated); Diploma (Original/ Authenticated); CSC Eligibility/ PRC Board Rating; Barangay Clearance; clearances from the Police, Metropolitan Trial Court; Prosecutor s Office and Regional Trial Court; Affidavit of Undertaking of Non-Pending Case; and a Drug Test Result one month prior to application. The PDEA is looking forward to beef up the a g e n c y s f ro n t liners against narcotics. These applicants may well become potential reinforcements that will enhance P D E A s s t a n c e and provide more bite in ridding the country from illegal drugs, he said. Last September 30, 2013, PDEA badges were conferred to 67 new agents during the 6th Commencement Exercises for the DEOBC 2013-06 Class Manalig, at the PDEA Gymnasium, PDEA National Headquarters in Quezon City. PR

Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late PASCUAL A. NABASQUIZ had left an account with Philippine National Bank (PNB), Ormoc Branch under Savings Account No. 231178000016 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 249; Page No. 57; Book No. LV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Conrad P. Conopio. EV Mail Oct. 14-20, 21-27, & 28- Nov. 3, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late PROCESO SAMSON re a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 4388-A, situated in Barrio Magaswi, Ormoc City, containing an area of 4,604 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 18150 was settled among his heirs per Doc. No.

398; Page No. 80; Book No. XXX; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Maria Samuel P. Aviles. EV Mail Oct. 14-20, 21-27, & 28- Nov. 3, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late MILAGROS MALINAO re a parcel land consisting One-Half (1/2) share or One-Third (1/3) share of a parcel Lot No. 1198, situated in Poblacion, Ormoc City, containing an area of 133 sq. m. covered by under TCT No. 32250 was settled and Partitioned among her heirs per Doc. No. 380; Page No. 76; Book No. CCXII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Nicolas S. Maglasang. EV Mail Oct. 14-20, 21-27, & 28- Nov. 3, 2013



October 14-20, 2013

We salute our World War II Veterans for their sacrifices and bravery duing the war & campaign for Liberation against Foreign Occupation!

Signal Day kicks off Leyte Gulf Landing Commemoration rites

TOLOSA, LEYTE - The annual commemoration of the Leyte Gulf Landings starts with the first landing in this town dubbed as Signal Day on October 18. This years Signal Day commemoration started with a Walk for Peace at 6 a.m., from the town proper to the Scout Abello Market site in Barangay Telegrafo, Mayor Erwin Ocaa said. A mass, commemorative program, and wreathlaying rites followed with the top provincial officials of Leyte and municipal officials in attendance. Signal Day commemorates the heroic acts of young scouts Valeriano Abello, Antero Junia Sr., and Vicente Tiston. These young scouts who were at the hilltops of Barangay Telegrafo used the scout signs to signal the incoming Allied Forces on October 18, 1944 not to bomb the shorelines from Abuyog to Tacloban City because thousands of local residents were inhabiting the area. Dont bomb the beaches, there are civilians. If possible let me direct the shelling, this was the message sent to the US Forces through semaphore flag signaling which saved the lives of thousands of residents of Leyte that eventually led to the Liberation of the Philippines from the Japanese Imperial Forces. Thanks to these scouts, thousands of lives were saved. They even taught the Liberation Forces where the Japanese were situated. After the Signal Day in Tolosa, October 19 highlights the Commemorative Rites at Dulag Hill 120 where the United States flag was first raised on Philippine soil, heralding the Liberation. October 20 will also be the 69th Leyte Gulf Landing Commemoration of the landing of Gen. MacArthur and company, who waded through the shores of Red Beach at Palo, Leyte. Activities honoring the war heroes will also take place on the said day. The Battle for Leyte Gulf is considered, with the consensus of Naval historians, as the largest and greatest naval battle ever fought covering over 1,000 square miles of ocean. The landings at Leyte were equal to those in Normandy, historians note. By Erlinda Tiu/PIA



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