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Tacloban extends business permit renewal for six months


BY LAlAINE M. JImENEA
TACLOBAN CITY In an effort to help businesses here get back on their feet, the city council recently passed at least six ordinances aimed at making their re-opening easy. However, vice mayor Sambo Yaokasin admitted that despite these business- friendly measures, bringing back Taclobans previous robust economy is easier said than done. The vice-mayor said that more than suspending business taxes and related expenses, what the businessmen needed were fresh capital. Many of them are back to zero, he said. Yaokasin, who is a businessman himself, said many of his peers wanted to reopen but were afraid their creditors would hound them. They could also not get fresh stocks or supplies from their usual suppliers because they would demand to be paid their old arrears. If you have no fresh capital, nobody will supply you unless you pay your previous credit, he said. Thats our dilemma here, said the vice mayor, not to mention that the national government has not given the badly affected businessmen in Tacloban City a tax break. Orlando Uy, past president of the Leyte Chamber of Commerce, agrees with Yaokasins observation. In a Facebook status post, Uy said, despite assurances from Commissioner Henares that the Bureau of Internal Revenue will extend their utmost consideration for businesses affected by ST Yolanda, they (did) not extend their 45-day submission deadline for filing of losses incurred. Somehow this just shows, among many other things, how our government is only trying to look good for the world to see but are really not sincere in their commitment to help. He adds, Commissioner Henares, please ask those who have benefited from the billions in taxpayer money through PDAF to cough up the money so you can reach your quota. They did not break their backs trying to earn that money anyway, and they have not been in any way affected by Yolanda. As a matter of fact, thats our tax money. Yaokasin, on the other hand, said yes, the business sector has been neglected. The concentration was to help the poorest of the poor but sad to say, in any economy, it is the bulk of taxes from the businesses that makes a city
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In the time of no pork, Allah answers Lucys prayer

ORMOC CITY In a time of no pork, Allah helped answer the prayer of Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez for additional shelter kits to add to 3,000 that she raised over a month of generating donations to help constituents in typhoon-ravaged 4th district of Leyte. On Friday, January 10, Rep. Lucy T. Gomez and the Oman Charitable Organization, distributed 2,000 shelter kits in
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Photo on top shows beneficiaries of the shelter kits with their benefactors (3rd from right) Oman Charitable Organization (OCO) deputy chief of relief officer Mohd Rashid Al-Moqbali, Matag-ob Vice Mayor Mike Torrevillas, Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and (OCO) relief officer Mohd Issa Al-Wahabi. Below, Lucy works on distributing 3 blankets each for one kit in Ormoc City.

Palompons eco-tourism program back on track; 3rd European cruise ship stops over at Kalanggaman
BY VICKY C. ARNAIZ
TACLOBAN CITY Just like Venus rising from the sea, Kalanggaman Islet in Palompon, Leyte regained its worldwide fame after the MS Europa 2, an international cruise ship, made a stopover on Friday, January 10. Tourists were pleased to find it has regained its pristine condition after being battered by Super Typhoon Yolanda last November 8. Except for coconut trees with broken crowns to show vestiges of its devastation, the tourists enjoyed a whole day of sunbathing in
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MS EUROPA 2, the 3rd luxury cruise ship that docked at Kalanggaman Islet

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Teener found salvaged in Isabel town
ISABEL, LEYTE- The dead body of a young man, estimated between 14-17 years of age, was found lying on a grassy portion along the national highway at Sitio Bakong-Bakong, Tolingon, this town, around 6:00 AM on January 6. The victim of a suspected salvaging was 5 feet tall, of small build, and was wearing an orange T-shirt and blue short pants when found. The victim had two gunshot wounds on his nape and neck. A fragment of a bullet was recovered from the victims wound. Sr. Insp. Florando Sevilla Relente, OIC- Chief of Police, said he is sure that the victim is not a resident of this town. He surmises that the victim was shot at a close range due to the presence of tattooing wounds. The dead body was brought to Godoy funeral homes in barangay Matlang. As of press time, nobody has identified and claimed the dead body. Those who know the victim are urged to call or text the Isabel Police Station

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January 6-12, 2014

No measles outbreak in Ormoc but CHO keeps a tight watch for dengue
BY JHAY GASPAR
ORMOC CITY - The City Health Office here said there is no reported case of measles her yet but is closely eyeing a potential dengue outbreak. Dr. Nelita D. Navales, City Health Officer II, said the absence of measles in the city is due to the mass vaccinations against the dreaded disease that they conducted last December. She said they did the mass vaccinations after the outbreak in Metro Manila was reported which still continues to this day. We immediately got back to our routine such as regular immunization activities after Yolanda, Navales said. But she said that they are currently tightly monitoring the incidence of dengue in the city which rose to 28 cases on December last year, hinting an outbreak could happen. At this point, the dengue incidence is yet controlled but due to mosquitoes increased population, the incidence might increase and will result to an outbreak if the community will not take part in the prevention against this deadly disease. To prevent the outbreak, the City Health Office is spearheading various awareness campaigns and activities to counteract dengue such as fogging. Clearing of post-typhoon debris, a breeding ground for mosquitos, is also a priority. The public, especially inhabitants near coastal areas, are advised to be proactive in this matter. Dr. Navales said, we must at all times clean our own surroundings and dispose or dry all tires, vases and other watery materials where dengue carriers can possibly breed. Insect repellant and mosquito net will also prevent mosquito bites. As for the measles, Dr. Navales said mothers should visit the citys health centers for free immunizations of their babies.

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Thefts hamper phone rehab


ORMOC CITY Thefts and vandalism is hampering the restoration work of Globelines here and the new connections that the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) are working on. On Monday, January 6, the supervisor of the maintenance department of Globelines reported to the police that their copper cable line laid out from District 29 to District 26, about one kilometer long and good for 300 connections, was stolen. The value of the copper cable wire is P 1.4-million. A source at the company said that earlier, their copper cables along Hermosilla Street were also stolen. Meanwhile, two employees of the PLDT reported to the police that their cable wire laid out along Osmea Street was vandalized by unknown people. Brigido Paraiso and Baltazar Capuno reported that the cable wires were cut but were not stolen. It was not immediately known if the intention was to cut it and that whoever did it would return later to steal it. The PLDT people hinted that their connection efforts are being sabotaged though they did not pinpoint anybody, nor state the reason why. Even their service drop wires along Hermosilla Drive, where they have applicants, were also chopped off. By Paul Libres

Ormoc dads approve P 893-million budget


ORMOC CITY The city council here, dominated by the Liberal Party, passed and approved on final reading the 2014 executive budget of 893,961,000.00, slashing only P 2-million from the original proposed expenditures after department heads ably defended their office budgets last Thursday (January 9), during the SPs regular session. In a final meeting with the executive branch on January 7, 2014 to thresh out some unanswered issues that slightly delayed its passage, the finance committee voted to pass the budget without further ado. In his committee report read during the session, councilor Dr. Mario Rodriguez, chairman of the finance and appropriations committee, said that after so much discussions and assurances of various safeguards in the budget execution the majority of the Committee on Finance and Appropriations decided to pass the budget. Among the issues that slightly delayed the budget was the proposed appropriation of P 23-million to buy vehicles which was not itemized. It was explained during the final meeting that these are mostly heavy equipment, including a garbage compactor, that the city badly needs. As for the P 80-million allocated to hire job orders, or around 1,600 people every month which was feared would become a pool of wallflowers of favored supporters by the new mayor, Atty. Francis Pepito, city administrator, assured the close monitoring of these people to ensure that they are really working and not just loitering around. The city executives also assured the Sanggunian that in case there were changes in the proposed items, especially on the development fund, that the needed authority from them would be obtained. As a safeguard, the city council had a special general provision stating that a written report from the Mayors Office, and also that of the Vice Mayors Office, should be submitted to the SP at the end of each quarter of 2014

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The Ormoc City Council in session on the week after Yolanda hit the city. Despite cramped conditions and no airconditioning, the council led by VM Toto Locsin Jr. held sessions regularly and began committee meetings on the budget. that will show any realignment of funds. Both offices are allowed to augment any item in the approved budget from saving of other items within the same expense class o their respective appropriations. The LP majority at the city council initially batted for a complete overhaul of the proposed budget to cater to a post-Yolanda scenario. However, with the assurance that proposed projects that are not necessary anymore under the development fund can be scrapped anytime and replaced with what was necessary allayed the majoritys apprehensions. Vice Mayor Leo Carmelo Toto Locsin Jr. said it was understandable that the LP majority was going about the budget carefully because almost all of us are new here. This is something new for us. But we must also be resilient and listen to reason. He lauded his partymates and the independents in the council for their hard work in scrutinizing the budget. Weve worked long hours on this and its time to move on to some other important matters. Weve got a city to rebuild, he said.

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January 6-12, 2014

PEOPLE, PLACES & Happenings

Theres life after Yolanda, after all


IT WAS a happy week. People are now beginning to celebrate milestone in their lives. The holidays last Christmas season has given people their needed respite and the space to realize that there is life after Yolanda after all. The first event EV Mail attended this week was the 25th wedding anniversary of Roy and Teling Pangilinan of Big Roys Restaurant. It was also a memorable occasion for the celebrants, especially Estrella Teling SeraficaPangilinan because it gave her the rare opportunity to reunite with her beloved brothers Herme, Paking and Tommy. We seldom get together now, she said wistfully, as they posed for a picture.
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Ms Scuba Intl runner-up is a Bb. Ormoc


THE FEAT of this beautiful Ormocana towards the end of 2013 was a bit obscured by the combined unstable communication signal, no power and the long holiday season but indeed, real gold will always shine She is Christine Paula Love Bernasor, now 26 years old, who was hailed 1st runner up of the Ms Scuba International 2013 pageant held at the Sutera Harbor Country Club Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia on Dec.20 last year. Before her entry into the pageant, Ms Bernasor also made it to the top 50 of the Bb. Pilipinas 2013 which gave her the chance to represent the country in the prestigious world crowns. Christine Paula Love Bernasor was also once Bb. Ormoc 2009. The audience recalls her wowing the crowd with her height, beauty and grace, and most especially, her witty answers during the Q and A portion. The pageant then was headed by the Ormoc Festival and Cultural Foundation, a small non-profit organization which made sure that years candidates were worth the audiences salt. Ms Bernasor, a nurse, now holds a Master of Science in Nursing from the Cebu Normal University. In the Ms Scuba International 2013 pageant, she competed with 14 other scuba-diving ambassadors from Australia, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States. Ms Jaime Lee Faulkner of the United Kingdom won the title while Chanel Alexandra Hason of the US, was 2nd runner up. Bernasor is currently a volunteer for Couchsurfing Philippines, a group that works for foreign visitors in the country showing them the Filipino life, provides help for victims of calamities, and does feeding program for poor children in Metro Manila. She is also an active supporter of

The second was the 50th birthday celebration of Fr. Danny Pongos on Friday, January 10. Fr. Pongos, co-parish priest of the St. Peter and Paul Parish, celebrated his natal day in the company of family and the friends he made over his stint here. (Photos to be published next week due to lack of space.) rrr And what more is beautiful and hopeful than a wedding? I witnessed the church wedding of American Gregory John Cassier to Adelaida Lanie Enero. Their love story is beautiful and I feel blessed to be part of the couples life. (Again, mi apologia, photos and their beautiful love story by next week. )

The couple Roy and Teling Pangilinan of Big Roys fame and their two grownup kids, Luigi and Nacho.

Roy and Teling with her brothers (from left) Paking, Herme and city councilor Tommy Serafica.

Island Rescue Organization (IRO), an organization advocating kindness to animals. Miss Scuba International pageant, which is only on its 3rd year, is a one of a kind beauty pageant that promotes scuba diving and ocean conservation while celebrating the inner beauty and courage of todays modern women, said a newspaper report. In her FB page, Bernasor said she is extremely grateful to Robert Lo for the opportunity to be Philippines representative this year. I was able to reconnect with my passion for the ocean. I will be forever grateful to my scuba diving instructor George Ang Dy Payfor helping me learn the skills and to Mr. Ralph Espino ofAquamundo Sports for sponsoring my dive gears. She felt blessed to have met ladies of substance from 14 different countries! I will miss them big time! and that she was looking forward to starting my projects in the Philippines to help preserve the beauty of the ocean! The Ms Scuba International pageant was founded by Robert Lo, an avid scuba diver. He believes in sustainable development for the marine environment and hopes that by sharing its beauty and wonders, that people will have a better understanding of the oceans. The scuba beauty ambassadors will then show them the ways on how they can help protect the oceans and its inhabitants. The pageant also promotes safe diving practices.

The winners with some wellwishers. Second from the left is 1st runner up Christine Love Paula Bernasor, Ms Scuba International Jaime Lee Faulkner of the UK and 2nd runner up Chanel Alexandra from the US. Photos from Ms Bernasors FB with her permission

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A leader who inspires love


ARE THERE poor people in your country?, I asked Mohd Rashid Al-Moqbali, deputy relief officer of the Oman Charitable Organization. Sounds like a stupid question, yeah, but I was wondering if a country that is virtually floating in oil had poor people. He said, What do you mean by poor? Your kind of poor people?. It was not said condescendingly. He was just being honest. I nodded. He said, In Oman, if your family only had three cars, youre poor. He himself was sort of middle class. Between him, his two sisters and his father, they had six cars. They love Toyota vehicles and Lexus, too. Ohhh I wish we were that poor Anyway, I was happy to be candidly speaking with him. He was very educated, and loved his country with a pride that shone through his eyes. Over a laptop, we we navigated the internet to look at images of Oman. He pointed to beautiful spots including the expensive Shangrila Hotel, mosques and historic places. Then, we touched a little on their leader, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. When he mentioned his name, it was with love and reverence that I could not help wonder how many leaders could inspire such awe. He became excited when we talked about preserving the environment. He said that in the whole of the Middle East, it is only in Oman that Arabic Tigers still abound. We Google-d it. It is a small tiger, with spots that made it look more like a leopard. He also proudly announced that His Majesty has ensured the preservation of indigenous wildlife in their country. As we parted, I sort of became mesmerized by how respectful and proud he was of their leader. I got so curious that I Google-d His Majesty. Information on Sultan Qaboos was sparse. He was schooled in his country until middle school when he was sent to England to finish his studies in an exclusive school. He would take over the throne after overthrowing his father (information on why was not detailed). But after taking over, he made policy shifts that apparently pleased his people. He improved infrastructure and education at all levels, for both men and women. A quotable quote from His Majesty states: I am working for Oman - the country and its people...for me it is a delight to see my country and my people in the situation I imagined from the very first day I assumed power. I feel that I am a man with a mission rather than a man with authority. He is also a known environmental conservationist and considered an Icon for Peace among current world leaders. In fact, he is being considered for the Nobel Peace Prize. I am impressed. I wish we had leaders like him. Leaders who inspire love, reverence and respect.
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Renewal
LETS FOSTER our need for renewal. Lets not take it for granted. Nor should we just mindlessly hitch it to some automatic mechanism brought about by social or economic forces, or by some cultural, fashion or temporal trends. Lets do it intentionally, making use of both human and supernatural means, because this is what is proper to us as persons and as children of God. We have to realize that this need is constant and will last till the end of life. The new year should be a good occasion to remind ourselves of this duty. Though the shift from the old to the new is merely conventional, it is still useful to pause at this time to take stock of things in our life, making a review and examination of some sort, and to set goals. For this, of course, we need to be clear of who we are and what we are supposed to accomplish. This means that some core beliefs have to be set in place. Otherwise we would be clodding aimlessly in an intractable wilderness. One problem we can immediately notice is that many people do not anymore bother about such things as core beliefs, creeds or faith. They even mock this matter. Some have gone to the level of indifference, scepticism, agnosticism and atheism. The more practical-minded just rely on the attitude of what comes naturally, or at best, on some philosophies and ideologies that in their turn only capture some portions of human concerns. Its a complex situation. But in any event, lets just hope that the unmistakable need to renew oneself can also clarify the issue of core beliefs that hound all of us. We actually cannot escape from this, in spite of those who say otherwise. These past holidays have given me another fresh insight about this need for renewal. Together with the festivities associated with Christmas and the New Year, I also joined in the renewal of marriage vows of two couplesone after 60 years, and the other after 25 years and the pledge of change of life while visiting prisoners. The three events drew different crowds and generated different atmospheres, and yet there was one common element that bound them together. In spite of the time that has passed and the still many uncertainties that the future can bring, the parties involved want to renew. The diamond jubilarians want to make their love sealed for eternity. The silver jubilarians wish their love to grow strong and ever young as they still have a lot of territory to traverse in life. The prisoners want to change to normal life. This wish to change, to keep on going, to reach the perfection and fulfilment of human aspirations is what fuels our need for renewal. Its just in the way we are that while we are always bound to a certain place and time, we are also in constant motion, as if in a journey. This is an aspect of life that we should take more seriously. For it, we need to be prepared and appropriately trained. Thats why the most basic attitude to develop is that of having to begin and begin again. In this life, while we
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Whats in a name? Take 2


A BRITISH Broadcastng Corporation reporter and a business executive from England have written, nine years apart, witty features on unique Filipino names that we take for granted but stun foreigners. On my first day in Manila, Iwas served by a smiling coffee shop girl who wore a name badge: BumBum, Kate McGeown of BBC recalls. I did a double-take. But if its is a joke the whole country seems to be in. Matthew Sutherland agreed in an Obsever feature The secretary I inherited on arrival had an unusual name: Leck-Leck. Filipinos, he discovered, were fond of repeating names. They include: Lenlen or Ning-ning. Names are refined by using the squared symbol as in Len2 or Mai2, Sutherland wrote. How boring to come from the UK, full of people named John Smith. How wonderful to come to a country where imagination rules. The head of the Catholic Church here then was named Jaime Cardinal Sin. Welcome to the house of Sin, hed greet guests. Where else in the world could that have happened but in the Philippines! Everyone here has a nickname: Babes, Lovely, Precious; Honey Boy, Bing, and Dong. Even the former chief of the National Police, and now Rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson has a doorbell name: Ping. X There are millions of them, gasped Sutherland. Such names are frequently used in doorbell combinations like: Dingdong; and Bingbing. Others graduate into repeating names like: Len-Len, Let-Let; Mai-mai or Petpet. How wonderful to come from a country where imagination and exoticism rule, Sutherland says. How boring to come from a country, like the U.K., full of people like John Smith. The Presidents full Christian name is Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino, McGeown weighed in. (These) names are Spanish, Hebrew and Chinese. His nickname, Noynoy, is the only part that is truly Filipino. Former president Joseph Estrada is commonly known as Erap. When spelt backwards, Erap becomes Pare. That means mate in Aussie or buddy in Tagalog. No one questions the integrity of Joker Arroyo, one of the countrys most respected senators ( who has since retired) , McGeown wrote. That is his real first name. Apparently he got it because of his fathers fondness for playing cards. Jokers brother is called Jack. Sutherland points to another category: the randomly-inserted letter H names. It results in creations like: Lhenn, Ghemma, Jhimmy or Jhun (Jhun2?). I think it is designed to give a touch of class to an otherwise only averagely weird name. Then, we have the tendency to cluster names for children, like Jun, Joy, Joyce, Luzviminda splices Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. And Jejomar, of course, is not onlyt he vice-president; the name melds Jesus, Joseph and Mary. They look great painted on the trunk of the cab you hail. Why those unique names? McGeown asked Filipino friends. Soon a heated debate began.They agreed that, to outsiders at least, it all might sound a bit strange. The Philippines is a melting pot of different cultures. The Spanish, in a 1849 decree, mandated everyone had to have a surname. That resulted in tens of thousands of newly christened Marias and Joses. So even today, most surnames are Spanish. With the Americans came names like Butch, Buffy and Junior--and the propensity to shorten everything if at all possible. The large Filipino-Chinese community here is caught up in this national name game. Their surnames are often a form of Anglicised Chinese. But the Philippine penchant for fun shines through. Tsinoys apply imagination and humor in the naming process. Sutherlands favorites include: Bach Johann Sebastian, Edgar Allan Pe, and Van Go. When they become U.S. citizens, some Filipinos opt to Americanize their names. What happens then? Side-splitting mayhem, says a tongue-incheek Internet feature. Gregorio Talahib, for example, becomes who else? George Bush! Thats who. Tomas Cruz is recycled as Tom Cruise, while Remigio Batungbacal becomes Remington Steel. But Maria Pascua prefers Mary Christmas. X The Internet feature is captioned: Filipino Names = U.S. Citizens. It asserts the preSeptember 11Immigration and Naturalization Service released the list of names of Filipinos,
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January 6-12, 2014

5 Pesky Pest
WE HAVE about 20 jackfruit trees and a few of them have started bearing fruits. Although I am a crop protectionist, I am still caught off-guard by pesky fruit flies. Fruit flies are annoying small pests that circle your face every time you are near them. They put holes in your fruits such as mangos and jackfruits that render them goners. If you do not have screened kitchens or decide to eat outside, fruit flies are also a nuisance. Armed with a few basic tools, you can rid yourself of fruit flies in the kitchen and even in the orchard. The first rule of combat is to know your enemy. Fruit flies live for 8 to 10 days and the females lay up to 500 eggs at a time. This translates into many little fruit fly babies. To rid your kitchen of fruit flies, the first step is to destroy their breeding ground. Fruit flies lay eggs on the surface of ripening fruit, so for the time being, move your produce into the fridge. Fruit flies also spawn in sink drains, garbage disposals, empty bottles, and damp sponges, so be extra thorough with your kitchen clean-up. Even when youve removed the surfaces fruit flies are attracted to, it is likely there are still fruit fly larvae hiding in the corners of your kitchen, ready to develop into adults. This is where traps come in. Sadly, in order to break free of the fruit fly problems, you must kill adult flies. You can purchase traps, but the following methods are as effective: Funnel Method Take a sheet of paper and form a coneshaped funnel. Seal the funnel with tape and

Sen. JPE guilty as charged?


SEN. JUAN Ponce Enrile came into the limelight for the first time when Pres. Marcos appointed him as Minister of National Defense. We had no inkling of his life before his first time to serve his country. He is neither a General nor even a soldier. No doubt he is a lawyer. Marcos must have thought him to be into Management and maybe make the DND into a well-organized Department. All people under Marcos become like lapdogs. When he says jump, not only do you jump but you probably ask how high? Enrile eventually became a point man that Marcos can rely on him. He was used as the reason for Marcos to declare martial law because of an alleged attempt on his life when he was waylaid, nay, ambushed by leftist elements on his way home in his car. One sore thumb of the attempt was because his car had only one bullet hole: only one assassin? (This attempt was much, much later disproven by Enrile himself. Allow this corner to momentarily skip this portion because it is like putting the cart before the horse.) We saw the good part of martial law when the crime rate declined to zero percent - and not just near zero percent -- for a short period of time. We also saw how the military metamorphosed into an ogre department which is just as corrupt as any department in the whole bureaucracy. How many Generals ran away with millions upon millions of the peoples money? Sen. Enrile is reportedly the silent majority owner of the Jollibee empire. He has logging concessions in Samar, and the major if not the only - supplier of safety matches across the length and breadth of the archipelago. He also has a successful law firm. With the above as background material, why would he dip his dirty finger on the much ballyhooed PDAF pork barrel fund? Who was it who said that millionaires do not steal? Towards the end of the Marcos era, the dreaded Metrocom (like the Gestapo of Nazi Germany) was given the express order by Marcos to arrest Enrile. This was to be the prelude leading to EdsaI when Gen. F. Ramos, a cousin of Marcos and Chief of Staff, broke away and made a stand in Camp Crame. This was the time when Enrile joined Ramos to have a common stand. It was here that Enrile confessed that his ambush was all a farce. Marcos had to make a plausible excuse to declare martial law. The rest is history. Now that Enrile is on the other side of the fence, the government must be fully prepared to make good their claim of bad faith or of the misuse of public funds. For sure the atmosphere in the court where he will be charged will appear to be like a circus. All ears and eyes of the nation will be glued to their radios or tv sets. The Manila dailies will give full coverage; after all, the other two Senators similarly situated (Sens. Jinggoy Estrada and Bong Revilla) will be eagerly at the sidelines watching for more developments. It is possible that this is a party line ploy. The bulk of evidences will be very voluminous. Sen. Enrile is no ordinary bus boy or henchman. He is the immediate past Senate President. During the first Edsa revolution which was bloodless and which the world is trying to copy, both Enrile and Ramos were prepared to shed blood; after all, you cannot put your foot down to Marcos. He was the first President to be reelected and he reigned for more than twenty years. Sad to say that despite his seemingly illustrious record, he has not yet found his final resting place. His family are public officials: Bongbong as Senator, Imee as Governor, Imelda as Congresswoman. It is only Irene who is not in office.

stick it into a jar or wine bottle thats baited with a small piece of ripe banana. Place the trap in the most afflicted area of your kitchen. The flies, not clever enough to realize that they can exit by way of the entrance, will accumulate in the jar. Once youve amassed a nice collection, either spray them with insecticide or, if youre an animal lover (and a risk-taker), release them into the great outdoors. Plastic Wrap Method Put fruit vinegar in a small jar of bowl and add a few drops of dishwashing liquid. Cover the vessel with plastic wrap (fastened with a rubber band for extra security) and punch three or four holes in the plastic. The fruit flies will not only be trapped, but they will also be destined to drown. The soap in the dishwashing liquid alters the surface tension of the vinegar so that instead of landing on the surface, the flies fall in. If you do not have vinegar, wine and rotten or ripe fruit will also attract fruit flies. There are a few other techniques recommended to fruit growers to get rid of fruit flies. An effective method is to wrap the fruit like jackfruit with jute sack until maturity. Timing is very important in this case because if you apply this procedure when even a single female has laid egg in the immature fruit, then you harvest nothing. Biological control also works but you need guidance from an agriculture technician on how to do it. It is a little bit tricky but for a long term control procedure that is environmentally safe, this is the way to go.

FR. ROY ... from P. 4


tend to reach certain goals, we can never attain the ultimate one. But instead of not doing anything about it, what we need to do is to continue, without let up, having to begin and begin again. This is a practical law of life that we should apply in our daily affairs. We need it, first of all, when we may have committed a mistake. We can always begin again, because even if we have to contend with the consequences of our mistakes, we can always count on the power of atonement and reparation that always produces beautiful effects. We have to begin and begin again because we are also subject to our continuing tendency to be lukewarm. Thats an undeniable condition we have to contend everyday. And lastly, we have to begin and begin again because in spite of our best efforts, our ultimate goal to be with God forever always beckons us. Thus, in the Book of Revelation, we read the relevant passage: He that is holy, let him be sanctified still. (22,11) This attitude of having to begin and begin again makes the need for constant renewal attainable, and not left simply as a mere desire. It keeps us going, fanning the love that is at the core of our being, until that love gets consummated when with God, we will always be new, never to grow old. damaged houses, the donations were barely 10 percent. To be fair, he raffled the shelter kits to the list of roofless homes based on the DSWD assessment. This model was copied by Lucy because there were only 2,000 to give to Ormoc City. The same was done in the other towns of the district which got 1,000 each. Lucy said there are still more shelter kits to come but might not have the same things as Oman. Those who were able to receive already will not be included in the raffle anymore. I am also happy to hear that Jothams feelings were assuage when he heard the rationale from VM Mike Torrevillas of Matag-ob. :)

The Gospel on Sunday


JANUARY 12, 2014 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time John 1: 29 - 34 THE NEXT day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, `After me comes a man who ranks before me, for he was before me. I myself did not know him; but for this I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel. And John bore witness, I saw the Spirit descend as a dove from heaven, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him; but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, `He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit. And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.

VIEW FROM ORMOC ... from P. 4


Juan: Pre, grabe yung assitant ko. Ang bobo. Tingnan mo ah. Rodolfo, halika dito may uutos ako sayo! Rodolfo: Ano yun, Sir? Juan: Ito ang piso oh, ibili mo ako ng apat na case ng beer. Rodolfo: Opo,Sir. Juan: Kita mo, Pre? Ang bobo noh. Bibili ng apat na case ng beer, eh piso lang ang dala. --Pedro: Mas bobo yung assistant ko tingnan mo ah. Pising, halika may uutos ako sayo! Pising: Ano po yun, Boss? Pedro: Punta ka sa office ko, tingnan mo kung nandun ako. Pising: Opo, Boss. Right away! Pedro: Kita? ---(Nagkasalubong si Rodolfo at Pising) Rodolfo: Pising, grabe amo ko, ang bobo. Pinabili ako ng apat na case ng beer eh alam nya naman na hindi ko kayang dalhin yun lahat! Pising: Lalo naman amo ko. Pinapapunta ako sa opisina para tingnan kung nandun sya eh may telepono naman. rrr Boy: Pwede ba umakyat ng ligaw? Girl: Sori, wala kaming stairs. rrr Boy: May I hold your hand? Girl: No thanks, di naman siya mabigat. rrr Boy: Sabihin mong mahal mo ko. Girl; Mahal mo ko. rrr Boy: I want to dance like this forever. Girl: dont you want to improve? rrr Boy: I would go to the end of the world for you. Girl: Really? But could you stay there? rrr Boy: I love you and I would die for you. Girl: How soon? Boy: do you have a boyfriend? Girl: walaAyaw ng asawa ko eh.
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officer of the Oman Charitable Organization. Oftentimes repeating that he was getting old every time he forgot some details or English terms, we became curious and asked how old he was. He said 43. I nearly fell off my chair. Thats not old. I am 50 and I dont say I am old. Then, with a prim smile, he said that his age is just an estimate. He said that before Sultan Qaboos came into power, Oman was so divided that pocket wars among regions were happening. Most of the people were uneducated. There were no birth registrations. When the Sultan came into power, massive registrations were started. For him to know his age, he had to see a doctor who estimated his age. Hed take a look and say, youre nine years old and then they register his birth year. Because of this, they dont celebrate birthdays. Then, the new Sultan built roads and schools. Mohd Rashid said that in their city, they had five colleges. There were even colleges in villages at the mountains. Because of the roads and schools and the Sultans reforms, he was able to unite the warring tribes. We love him so much, he said. Again, with that fervor in his eyes. Now, if there was one place I would like to visit, having found new friends, it would be Oman.
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MERCADO ... from P. 4


who changed their names, when they became naturalized U.S. citizens. The U.S. too, is full of John Smiths. But that does not deter the mint-new Pinoy Americans. Thus, Juanito Lakarin took the name of Johnny Walker, while Esteban Magtaka picked Stevie Wonder. Leon Mangubat flicked through the sports pages and chose Tiger Woods Victoria Malihim preferred to be literal; she picked Victoria Secret Pinoy is what Filipinos call each other, a term of endearment, author Gilda Cordero Fernando writes. Youre Pinoy from Pilipino just like youre tisoy from mestizo or chinoy from chino. Its a nickname just as Minoy is from Maximo, Tinay from Florentina and Kikay from Francisca. But now theyre Maxi and Ben and Tintin and Cheska. So, no one raises an eyebrow that Boxer Manny Paqaio named his two girls Queen Elizabeth and Princess. Ay, lintik! ###

Jotham Lopez, court interpreter, posted on his Facebook about his sentiments on how the Oman relief and shelter kits were distributed by Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomezs office. He thought there was pinili and it was unfair to many because there are still people who are roofless. Anyway, I told him that the system adopted by Lucys office was copied from that of Palompon, Leyte. Mayor Ramon Oate, a week after the typhoon, received 700 shelter kits from Swiss Aid. With 8,000 roofless or totally

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT MUNICIPAL TRIAL COURT IN CITIES 8th Judicial Region Ormoc City CIVIL CASE NO. M-ORM-12-00009-CV For: LEGAL REDEMPTION WITH DAMAGES MA. EMMA AMO-ENRIQUEZ, Plaintiff, -versusRAEL TOLENTINO, ET, AL., Defendant x-----------------------------x ORDER For resolution is a Motion To Declare Defendants In Default dated May 10, 2013 and the Supplemental Motion to Declare Defendants in Default dated July 10, 2013. The motion dated May 10, 2013 was directed against defendants Carlo Tolentino and Anna Tolentino. On the other hand, the supplemental motion dated July 10, 2013 was directed against Odette Tolentino. In both motions, plaintiff averred that the sixty day period has already lapsed without the said defendants filing their respective answers. Records would show that on January 15, 2013, this Court has issued an order granting the motion for leave to cause service of summons on defendants, CARLO TOLENTINO, ANNA TOLENTINO and ODETTE TOLENTINO by publication. In compliance with the said order, Plaintiff had the summons dated March 30, 2012 as well as the copy of the complaint published with EV Mail, a newspaper of general circulation, specifically in its issues for February 4-10, 2013 and the March 11-17, 2013. However, the order dated January 15, 2013 did not specify a reasonable period within which the defendants can file their answer. In accordance with Section 16 in correction with Section 15 of Rule 14 of the Rules of Court, the period to file the answer so fixed in the order granting the leave should not be less than sixty (60) days from notice. Without such period to answer in the order dated January 15, 2013, defendants cannot be deemed to have incurred default in filing their answer under Rule 9 of the Rules of Court. Be that as it may, the court is compelled to take into account the interval of time that has passed after the aforementioned publications were made. In light of such fact and exercising the inherent power of the court to rectify lapses in its processes; defendants CARLO TOLENTINO, ANNA TOLENTINO and ODETTE TOLENTINO are hereby directed to file their answer to the plaintiffs complaint as referred to the published in the February 4-10, 2013 and March 11-17, 2013 EV Mail issues within a period of thirty days from the publication of this order in a newspaper of general circulation. Let a copy of this order be mailed to the last known address of Defendant Carlo Tolentino, Anna Tolentino and Odette Tolentino. SO ORDERED. Ormoc City, Philippines, October 21, 2013. (Sgd.) RENE D. ROMERO, JR. Presiding Judge Copy furnished: Atty. Philip A. Albeos, Ormoc City Atty. Jasper M. Lucero, Ormoc City Ma. Emma amo- Enriquez -C/o Bonaven S. Amo, Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City Rael Tolentino, Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City Carlo Tolentino, Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City Anna Tolentino, Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City Odette Tolentino, Brgy. Punta, Ormoc City RDRJ/gcpm
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: DECEMBER 11, 2013 CCE-0001-2014 R.A. 10172 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that DAISY DACERA YAP has filed with this Office, a petition for change of GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of live birth of DAISY DACERA YAP at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are BAYANI M. YAP and NORMA J. DACERA. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than DECEMBER 11, 2013. (Sgd.)NOEL V. MANAGBANAG City Civil Registrar EV Mail Dec. 30 Jan. 5, & 6-12, 2014 rrr NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC Date: DECEMBER 11, 2013 CCE-0002-2014 R.A. 10172 In Compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines is the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JEZAREEL M. MENDIOLA has filed with this Office, a petition for change of GENDER from MALE to FEMALE in the certificate of live birth of JEZAREEL M. MENDIOLA at BAYBAY, LEYTE and whose parents are AGUSTIN M. MENDIOLA and LUCENA O. MAMAC. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than DECEMBER 18, 2013. (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG City Civil Registrar EV Mail Dec. 30 Jan. 5, & 6-12, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte Municipality of Baybay Petition No. CFN-0001-2014 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, SALOME GLORIA, of legal age, FILIPINO, and a resident of BRGY. GAAS, BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE , after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: a) My Certificate of Live Birth 2) I Born on Oct. 22, 1952 at BAYBAY,LEYTE , PHILIPPINES, 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 52-1696, 4) The first name to be changed is from MARIA SALOME to SALOME, 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) I have habitually and continuously used SALOME and publicly known in the community with that first name; f)All my records shows SALOME as my first name. 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) COLB OCRG COPY b) AFFIDAVIT OF TWO DISINTERESTED PERSON c) BRGY. COURT, POLICE & NBI CLEARANCE d) EMPLOYMENT CERT. 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 am filing this petition at the LCRO of BAYBAY, LEYTE in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) SALOME A. GLORIA Petitioner VERIFICATION I, SALOME A. GLORIA, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) SALOME A. GLORIA Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 29th day of NOVEMBER, 2013 in the city/municipality BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE, petitioner exhibiting his/her Community Tax Certificate No. 11330679 issued at BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE on NOVEMBER 29, 2013 (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG Administering Officer EV Mail Dec. 30- Jan. 5, & 6-12, 2013

NOTICES
Main : RIZAL ST., ORMOC CITY Tel. # 5610775 Branch: NORKIS BLDG., BURGOS ST., ORMOC CITY Tel. #5611398 Baybay Branch: R. MAGSAYSAY AVE., BAYBAY CITY, LEYTE Tel. # 5639171 Will conduct a public auction on JANUARY 18, 2014 at 8:00 am to 6:00 pm for all unredeemed articles pawned in this establishment for the month of AUGUST, 2013, Patrons are requested to verify their receipts. MANAGEMENT PAHIBALO Kining maong ahensiya magahimo ug subasta sa alas 8:00 am hangtud 6:00 pm sa ENERO 18, 2014 sa mga pinerenda nga wala malukat sa buwan sa AGOSTO, 2013, Gihangyo ang mga suki sa pagsusi sa ilang mga resibo. TAGDUMALA

January 6-12, 2014

AGENCIA EXQUISITE OF ORMOC, INC.

KALANGGAMAN ... from P. 1


its powdery, white sand beach sans the commercialism that marks other famous beach havens. The islet is considered the crown jewel of the tourism efforts in the northwestern part of the province but was badly battered by Yolanda. Nonetheless, it did not stop the MS Europa 2 from making the scheduled stopover, and brought to shore 250 European European tourists toast in the sun on Kalanggamans white beach. Photos tourists. courtesy of Raoul Bacalla To celebrate their coming, the municipalwork program to cleanup Kalanggaman and ity of Palompon held an Abre Grande (Grand other tourism destinations in Palompon. Opening) to relaunch their eco-tourism program. Palompon, which is home to KalanggaThe island was made exclusive for the MS man and other potential tourist attractions, was Europa 2 tourists for 12 hours. We had a fiesta- chosen as a pilot area for tourism under the like welcome for the guests, with our municipal Local Governance Support Program for Local staff dressed in barot saya and the males in Economic Development, a collaborative effort camisa chino, dancing native dances, Raoul between the Philippines and Canada. It is funded Bacalla, Palompon Municipal Environment and by the Canadian International Development Natural Resources Officer said. He is also the Agency with the Department of Interior and OIC of the North-West Leyte Tourism Alliance. Local Government as conduit. Department of Tourism Regional Director However, Yolanda strained the already Karen Tiopes and Palompon Tourism Officer budding tourism industry of Palompon, directly Cleofe Rivera were also around to personally affecting 12,257 families, said Bacalla. welcome the foreign tourists, it was learned. Bacalla said the typhoon cut-off livelihood Town officials, on the other hand, were opportunities of many constituents like tourist not disappointed. When they left, the European pump-boat operators, caterers, pension house tourists and crewmembers paid P 151,500 in operators, souvenir shop owners, restaurants entrance fees aside from another P 7,000 from and travel operators. the use of the islets amenities. Before Yolanda devastated Palompon The MS Europa 2 is the third luxury cruise the income derived from the (towns) tourism vessel that has made a stopover Kalanggaman industry from January to October 2013 was Islet in a years time. Last summer, the first P4.45-million, Bacalla said. The tourist arvessel that docked was the MS Europa, fol- rivals was recorded at 25,104. lowed shortly by the Bremen. All vessels are Now, he said, to fully restore the damoperated by the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, a Ger- aged eco-tourism infrastructures, they man company. would need P 26,653,450.40. To prepare the islet for the European visiNonetheless, they are hopeful things tors, the United Nations Development Program will bounce back to normal, with Ms Eu(UNDP) engaged 200 townsfolk for a cash-for- ropa 2s visit heralding a new beginning.

EV Mail January 6-12, 2014

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province: Leyte Municipality: Albuera Petition No. CFN-0007-2013 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME I, ELIZABETH E. JANSON VILLAGRACIA, of legal age, married, Filipino and a resident Tupi, S. Cotabato, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of the first name in: a) My Certificate of Live Birth 2) I was born on July 8, 1968 at Balugo, Albuera, Leyte 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 301 4) The first name to be change is from ELENA to ELIZABETH 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b)I have habitually and continuously used ELIZABETH and I publicly known in the community with that first name; 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) O.R. & comm.. tax cert. b) voters reg. record c) police & NBI clearances d) aff. Of non. Aff. e) birth cert. (NSO & LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO. VIII 2014-0031 REF. CASE NO. VIII-2003-0023 Application for Reconstitution of records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services RODOLFO P. TALAVERA Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight along the line: TACLOBAN CITY- DAGAMI- BRGY. GUINARONA AND VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is valid up to JUNE 2, 2018. In the present application, applicant requests for NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on JANUARY 24, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 9th day of JANUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: R.P. TALAVERA; PARAISO, DAGAMI, LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s: ATTY. EDWIN B. JOMADIAO, COR. ZAMORA & SALAZAR STS., TACLOBAN CITY EV Mail January 6-12, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO. VIII 2014-0012 (REF.NO.) CASE NO. VIII-2003-0581 Application for Reconstitution of records with Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB services. WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME PEDRO L. ALUMBRES, JR. Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a FILCAB service for the transportation of passengers and freight along the line: CATARMAN- SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is valid up to October 30, 2018. In the present application, applicant requests for Reconstitution of Records with authority to Extend the validity of the said Certificate using same route and same no. of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on JANUARY 24, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of JANUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: P.L. ALUMBRES, JR. BRGY. GERATAG, SAN JOSE, CATARMAN N. SAMAR -Counsel for applicant/s: EV Mail January 6-12, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO. VIII 2014-0013 (REF NO. VIII-2010-0245) Application for Reconstitution of records with Extension of validity of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ services. WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME EDWIN A. MADORNIO Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a PUJ service for the transportation of passengers and freight along the line: CATARMAN-SAN JOSE & VICE VERSA, with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is valid up to MAY 12, 2015. In the present application, applicant requests for reconstitution of records of the said certificate using the same route and same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this

f) baptismal cert. g) birth cert. (children) 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) 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 Albuera, Leyte, in Accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its Implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.)ELIZABETH E. JANSON VILLAGRACIA Petitioner VERIFICATION I, ELIZABETH E. JANSON VILLAGRACIA, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) ELIZABETH E. JANSON VILLAGRACIA Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 23rd day of December 2013 in the City/ Municipality of Albuera, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 08538432 issued at Tupi, S. Cotabato on 1-11-13 (Sgd.) MARIA LUISA V. GRANADA Administering Officer EV Mail Jan. 6-12, & 13-19, 2014

application will be heard by this Board on JANUARY 24, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of JANUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: E. A. MADRONIO, BRGY. GERATAG, SAN JOSE, N. SAMAR -Counsel for applicant/s: EV Mail January 6-12, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO. VIII-2014-0023 Application for Reconstitution of records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE services WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME JESUS MANSUETO Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service for the transportation of passengers and freight along the line: FOR EXLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM ORMOC CITY TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII, VICE VERSA, with the use of ONE (1) unit/s which Certificate is valid up to JUNE 4, 2018. In the present application, applicant requests for reconstitution of records of the said certificate using the same route and same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on JANUARY 24, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of JANUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: J. MANSUETO, RIZAL ST., POB., LEYTE, LEYTE -Counsel for applicant/s, Atty E. JOMADIAO, corner Salazar & Zamora Sts., Tac. City EV Mail January 6-12, 2014 rrr Republic of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications LAND TRANSPORTATION FRANCHISING AND REGULATORY BOARD Regional Office No. VIII Ormoc City CASE NO. VIII 2013-0019 (REF. NO. VIII-2013-0192) Application for Reconstitution of records of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE services WITH PRAYER TO ADOPT TRADE NAME JOSE RAMIL A. CHU Applicant/ Petitioner NOTICE OF HEARING Applicant is a grantee of a Certificate of Public Convenience to operate a VEHICLE FOR HIRE service for the transportation of passengers and freight along the line: FOR EXLUSIVE USE OF CONTRACTING PASSENGERS FROM ORMOC CITY TO/FROM ANY HOTELS, RESORTS & PORTS WITHIN REGION VIII, VICE VERSA, with the use of TWO (2) unit/s which Certificate is valid up to APRIL 4, 2018. In the present application, applicant requests for reconstitution of records of the said certificate using the same route and same number of unit/s. NOTICE is hereby given that this application will be heard by this Board on JANUARY 23, 2014, at 9:00 A.M. at this Office at the above address. At least TEN (10) days prior to the above date, applicant/s shall publish this notice once in one (1) daily newspaper of general circulation in Visayas. This application will be acted upon by this Board on the basis of its records and documentary evidence submitted by the parties, unless the Board deems it necessary to receive additional documentary and/or oral evidence. WITNESS the Honorable ARTHUR L. SAIPUDIN, Regional Director, this 8th day of JANUARY, 2014. (Sgd.) GUALBERTO N. GUALBERTO CLERK OF BOARD Copy furnished: -Applicant/s: J. R. A. CHU,Purok 3, Brgy. Linao, Ormoc City -Counsel for applicant/s, Atty E. JOMADIAO, corner Salazar & Zamora Sts., Tac. City EV Mail January 6-12, 2014

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Ormoc City and 1,000 in Kananga, Leyte. This is on top of another 2,000 shelter kits that were distributed already in the towns of Palompon and Matag-ob at 1,000 each last January 6. Towards the end of January, another 1,000 shelter kits each to the towns of Albuera, Merida and Isabel would be distributed. The Omanis shelter kit composes of 12 GI sheets with a ridge-roll, assorted nails, hammer and handsaw. In addition, the Oman Charitable Organization also threw in three mattresses, 3 blankets, 3 gallons of water, a hygiene kit and 3 boxes of ready-to-eat food. The Oman Charitable Organization did not stop at donating shelter kits. They also donated state-of-the-art equipment to the Palompon District Hospital including a mobile X-ray machine, an ambulance and a 100 KVA generator. Mohammed Rashid Al-Moqbali, deputy chief of relief of the Oman Charitable Organization, said their relief operation is through the auspices of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said and their government. For her part, Rep. Lucy Gomez calls Omans relief operations an answered prayer. She said their partnering with her office is an infallible sign of Gods presence and the fact that prayers do get answered. The abolition of the PDAF couldnt have come at a worst time. Whether we like it or not, public servants are judged by what they can give to people and the job of a congresswoman without the PDAF is tantamount to being a magician because you have to produce not knowing where your source is. I remember praying that night that I dont know where to get funds for more shelter kits. I already bought all the money I had for (3,000) shelter kits and needed more. The next day, Jo Magcale calls me and tells me about the Oman Charitable Organization, she said. Jo Magcale is with the Stone of David which supplied the Oman Charitable Governments Yolanda disaster response operations. She saw Rep. Gomez on TV appealing for people to help her district and thought she would be a trustworthy partner for the Omans relief operations. To recall, right after Typhoon Yolanda ravaged her district, Rep. Lucy T. Gomez hopped from one TV station to another to appeal for help. For transparency, she also created the www.rebuildormoc.com where each and every donation is accounted for. Aside from cash donations which she used to buy the 3,000 shelter kits, she generated donations in goods and the like which were distributed to barangays in her district. Mayors Ramon Oate of Palompon and Mayor Mike Torrevillas of Matagob were thankful for the shelter kits and lauded Rep. Gomez and husband Richard Gomez for their untiring effort to raise funds and shelter kits for her Rebuild Ormoc and Leyte 4 campaign. Each relief and shelter kit, it was learned, costs around P 20,000 each. Richard Gomez, the congresswomans husband and chief of staff, said the Oman government spent an estimated P 100,000.00 for their relief efforts in the fourth district of Leyte, aside from the hospital equipment donations. Earlier, the congresswoman was also successful in convincing the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation in coming over to Ormoc City and help constituents. The Buddhist group poured in an estimated P 120,000.00 in cash to the city by giving out sums ranging from P 8,000.00 to P 15,000.00 depending on family size to 10,000 households. That time, it was Buddha that heard Lucys prayer. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

Deed of Extra-Judicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late ELISEA L. MERACAP had left a savings accounts with Land Bank of the Philippines under Savings Account No. 0181-3505-55 and Savings Account No. 0181-3098-73 were settled among her heirs per Doc. 115; Page No. 23; Book No. VI; Series of 2014 of Notary Public Lorelee Anne Y. Rama. EV Mail Jan. 6-12, 13-19, & 20- 26, 2013

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Tigerair and Cebu Pac enter into strategic alliance
TIGERAIR AND Cebu Pacific, the largest budget carriers based in Singapore and the Philippines respectively, have entered into a strategic alliance. Both parties will collaborate commercially and operationally on international and domestic air routes to and from the Philippines, thereby creating the biggest network of flights to the region. The alliance will allow both carriers to enhance their network coverage, flight frequencies and customer service, and jointly market their routes using codeshare and interline arrangements. Subject to regulatory approval, the alliance will jointly operate common routes to and from Singapore and the Philippines. Group CEO of Tigerair Mr Koay Peng Yen said, Tigerair and Cebu Pacific share a vision for both airlines to join forces and create the largest budget airline network between Asia and the Philippines. This partnership with Cebu Pacific is consistent with our asset-light strategy, and builds upon our other alliances. We look forward to achieving greater cost savings from the coordinated operations while providing more travel options and greater convenience for our customers. President and CEO of Cebu Pacific, Mr. Lance Gokongwei said, This strategic alliance will allow both Cebu Pacific and Tigerair to leverage on our extensive networks spanning from North Asia, ASEAN, Australia, India, all the way to the Middle East. Our customers can expect an even wider range of travel options, and seamless travel connections while enjoying our trademark low fares. As part of the strategic alliance, Cebu Pacific will acquire 100% ownership of Tigerair Philippines, including the 40% stake of Tigerair. Tigerair Philippines currently operates an average of 118 flights per week with five aircrafts to 11 domestic and international destinations, from its bases in Manila and Clark. Cebu Pacific currently operates an average of 2,200 flights per week with 48 aircraft to 24 international and 33 Philippine cities in its network. By combining their resources, Cebu Pacific will be able to provide services to high growth markets including Australia and India. Tigerair will be able to fly more passengers to additional cities in Cebu Pacifics extensive network in the Philippines and North Asia. This arrangement allows both airlines to deploy capital more efficiently. PR

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THE CITY council of Tacloban has passed an ordinance declaring its coastal areas as no build zones for residential houses. Vice Mayor Sambo Yaokasin, in a phone interview, said the prohibition is based on the recommendation of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and is limited to residential homes to protect the citizens. Declared as no build zone is 40 meters from the shoreline based on measurements gathered on high tide, he added. Admittedly, the vice mayor said, some people have started rebuilding their homes in what is now a prohibited area. Nakikita natin that there are informal settlers going back, but he said this is because of the problem of finding an ideal relocation site for them. Compounding their woes are the allegedly overpriced and substandard bunkhouses which is delaying the resettlement of families living at tent cities. They already know that rebuilding there is prohibited but they have

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nowhere to go. But they already know it has been declared a no build zone and I am sure that they are ready to be relocated once we have a relocation site, he added. Vice Mayor Yaokasin, however, said that relocating these residents is a problem more complex than merely transferring their houses. The city is eyeing a site at Brgy. Suhi and Brgy. Sto. Nio at the northern part of the city but developing the area is matrabaho. Were talking years here before that area can be developed, he said. And its far from the city where these people have their livelihoods. The same area, he informed, was already declared as the EVRGC or Eastern Visayas Regional Growth Area by the previous administration and Yolandas storm surge was not able to reach it, hence making it as an ideal relocation area. But the dilemma is its distance which the recipients would surely complain of. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

4Ps beneficiaries who joined exodus from Yolandastricken areas can still receive their cash grants
TANAUAN, LEYTE Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Dinky Soliman announced on Tuesday, January 7, that Typhoon Yolanda survivors who are beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4 Ps) will continue to receive their cash grants even if they transfer residence. Soliman said all that the beneficiaries have to do is coordinate with the City and Municipal links of the Social Welfare Development Office where they are currently staying for validation, so that they will be included in the household profile update. The beneficiaries need to present any of the following documents: Pantawid Pamilya identification (ID) card, cash card, or DSWD agreement. Those who cannot present the required documents will be validated at the Central Offices database of beneficiaries. Soliman added that the conditionalities for the cash grants will be waived for family-beneficiaries of Yolanda-hit areas until further announcement. Pantawid Pamilya provides education and health cash grants of as much as P1,400 per month to a family with three qualified children provided they send their children to school and
THE CIVIL Service Commission will be conducting Career Service Examination Paper and Pencil Test for Professional and SubProfessional levels on April 6, 2014 at Tacloban City. Civil Service field offices started accepting applications for the exams on December 16, 2014. The deadline is on February 20, 2014 and acceptance of application is on a first come, first served basis. Applications may no longer be accepted even before the deadline if the target number of applicants has already been reached. Examination fee is P 500 per applicant. Applicants must be at least 18

PNP in EV hiring 603 non-uniformed personnel


THE PHILIPPINE National Police Regional Office 8 is in the process of hiring some 603 additional NonUniformed Personnel to fill up new positions. Police Chief Supt. Henry P. Losanes, acting Regional Director, said the new positions are intended to be utilized as crime registrars in police stations. All appointees to the said positions will be assigned to the police stations stated in their appointments, the police regional director added. Interested applicants are required to submit two (2) sets of folders containing the following duly authenticated documents by the issuing agency/office with the corresponding receipt of payments: Letter of Application; Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212-Revised 2005); Transcript of Record and Diploma; Certificate of Eligibility; Certificate of Training; Certificate of Employment, if any; NBI Clearance (1 original and 1 authenticated copy); NSO Birth Certificate (1 original and 1 authenticated copy); and NSO Marriage Certificate (1 original and 1 authenticated copy). In case there are in service applicants (NUP) who may apply to the vacant positions, they shall be required to execute an Affidavit of Undertaking that in case they will be appointed to the position they are applying to, they must report to the office/unit of their appointment and shall not in any way solicit intervention for their retention to their current office/unit of assignment prior to their appointment to the new positions. Two (2) sets of folders containing the following duly authenticated documents by the issuing agency/office with the corresponding receipt of payments: Letter of application; Duly Accomplished Personal Data Sheet (CSC Form 212-Revised 2005); Attested Appointment (KSS Form Blg 33) of current appointment/position; Transcript of Record and Diploma; Certificate of Eligibility; Certificate of Training; and Individual Performance Evaluation Rating (IPER) for the last two semesters prior to the application. The list of vacancies is also published at the NUPAD, DPRM Facebook Account (nupad_dprm@yahoo.com) and at www.pnp.gov.ph, the regional director said. Likewise, applicants may contact PCI Zarius P. Serales, Deputy Chief, Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division thru contact number 09204101240. PIA

DSWD SECRETARY DINKY SOLIMAN (center) announces that the World Food ProgramPhilippines through its representative and country director Praveen Agrawal (right) is adding cash assistance to the 4Ps beneficiaries during the turnover ceremony as Tanauan mayor Pelagio Tecson (left) looks on. The activity was held at the town hall, January 7. By Vino R. Cuayzon to health centers for regular check-ups. They also have to attend Family Development Sessions. As of December 31, 2013, there are 255,964 4Ps beneficiary households in Region VIII. Soliman was in Tanauan, Leyte to give the cash grants to 2,509 beneficiaries for the months of December 2013 and January 2014. She was with World Food Program Country Director Praveen Agrawal. World Food Program gave an additional P1,300 each for the 4Ps beneficiaries affected by typhoon Yolanda. By Vicky C. Arnaiz

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run. Nobody is helping them, he pointed out, and said they were hoping the ordinances that they passed could somehow help local businessmen. He could not also help but compare the national governments treatment of the businessmen to that of the United States. He said that in the US, if similarly situated, the national government bails business out and gives them fresh capital. Meanwhile, LandBank and the Development Bank of the Philippines have opened up calamity loans to Yolanda-affected businessmen. Considered soft loans, the two banks charge only six percent per annum interest and offers a
quality photo paper, in standard close-up shot, in bare face (no eyeglasses or any accessories), showing left and right ears, taken in full-face view directly facing the camera and with neutral facial expression, and both eyes are open. Indicated in the I.D. picture is the full and handwritten name tag with the format (First name, Middle Name, Last name, and extension name (if any), and signature over printed name). PIA

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years of age on the date of filing of application, must be Filipino citizen with good moral character, not convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs. In applying for the examination, one must accomplish properly the prescribed examination application form (CS Form No. 100, Revised 2012), must bring four (4) copies of identical I.D. pictures with the following specifications: Philippine Passport Size, colored with white background, taken within 3-months prior to the filing, printed on good

one-year grace period. DBP said they even offer loans with a 3-year grace period. And since it is a calamity loan, said Landbank loans officer Jojo Lotillo, they are not strict on the collateral being offered. The two banks have been meeting various business groups in Yolandaaffected areas. The reception to them is mixed. In Ormoc City, Ormoc Chamber members led by its president Iigo Larrazabal welcomed the avenues opened to members to fast-track their rehabilitation plans. Considered the poultry capital of the region, growers lead the pack of interested borrowers that the two banks are now processing. However, a businessman in Tacloban City who asked not to be named, said while the calamity loans were most welcome, they were still bogged down by the documentary requirements. Were talking of land titles, income tax documents, most of which were lost to the storm surge then, months of processing. How long, we dont really know.

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