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VOL. XXV NO. 059

MONDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2013

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NEWS
Group plans to le complaint vs BAC of Samar provl govt
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PhilHealth eyes P2 B claims payment this year


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HRET dismisses electoral protest against Rep. Espina


BY JOEY A. GABIETA, Staff Writer

Mayoralty candidate vows to implement gangnam to transform Tanauan town


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Leyte Convention Center to help boost tourism, economy of Eastern Visayas


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Aspirants told: To serve, listen


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Scattered thunderstorms in the morning. Partly cloudy skies late. High 86F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

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Voting 8-1, the members of the HRET said that contrary to his claim, former Rep. Glenn Chong was not able to prove that there was massive electoral cheating during the May Members of the lupong tagamapayapa of Barangay Hingatungan, Silago, Leyte pose for posterity 10, 2010 elections that in their village. Composed of senior citizens, the lupon of Brgy. Hingatungan has recently been adresulted to the poll vicjudged a national awardee of the Lupong Tagamapayapa Incentive Award (LTIA). Story below. tory of Espina. Chongs allegations of massive substitute voting, disenfranchisement of voter, vote-buying, intimidation and deceit and the deliberate exclusion of a voter SILAGO, Southern Leyte- The lupon taga- 31, 2013. during the voting hours pamaya of Barangay Hingatungan, this town, Dir. Noval credited Brgy. Hingatungan for were not substantiated is the national awardee (champion) for ba- being a consistent regional LTIA champion by any proof, testimorangays in 4th - 6th class municipalities in and having won the national award in 2003 nial or documentary, the Lupong Tagamapayapa Incentive Award and 2007 and figuring in the Top 3 in other the tribunal said on its (LTIA). times. 65-page decision issued Regional Director Pedro Noval Jr. of the The Hingatungan Lupong Tagapamayapa on Feb.8 said. Department of the Interior and Local Gov- (HILUTA) is composed of senior citizens notSettled is the rule ernment (DILG)-8 revealed that they have ed for their innovative and creative activities that where no evidence been notified of such development by their and deep sense of volunteerism, thereby givis submitted in support central office through a letter dated January to page 7 to page 2

TAC L O BA N CITY- Just four months before the conduct of this years midterm elections, the House of Representatives Electoral Tribuna l(HRET) dismissed the electoral protest filed against Biliran Rep. Rogelio Espina.

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Monday, 18 January 2013

TACLOBAN CITY- A group of drug suppliers is mulling the possibility of filing a complaint against the members of the bids and awards committee (BAC) of the Samar provincial government. This after the group was refused to procure bidding documents as they intent to join in the bidding of medical supplies and drugs worth P71 million, says Medical and Drugs Distributors Associations spokesperson Larry Menzon. Menzon said that 10 of their members, to include himself, have manifested their interest to join in the bidding which is slated on February 20 of this

Group plans to file complaint vs BAC of Samar provl govt


year. The group learned about the bidding of medicines and medical supplies worth P71 million through a bid notice posted at the Philippines Government Electronic Procurement System (Philgeps). Individually, they manifested their interest to join the bidding by submitting their letter of intent before the BAC. Menzon said that on February 5, they travelled to Catbalogan City to purchase set of bidding documents before the Provincial Treasurers Office but to their surprise, they were refused by said office to procure said documents. Aside from Menzon, who is the owner of the LSM Pharma and Medical Supply, the other suppliers who were reportedly refused to get the bidding documents were Aida Padilla of Advinz Pharma and Medical Supplies; Atsumi Totshimitsu of Wilcor Marketing; Allan Orcado of Diamond Head Pharmaceutical; Jobert Crisanto Alvero of Paramed Pharmaceuticals and Teofilo Refurzado, Jr. of the Magdale Marketing. Menzon said that they were not informed from the Provincial Treasurers Office as to the reason why they were refused to During the HRETs revision of ballots representing 25 percent of the total 166 protested clustered precincts, Espina garnered total votes of 40,401 while Chong received 40,106 votes or a difference of a mere 295 votes. Chong, who is running again in this years election against Espina, could not be contacted for his reaction. But Espina, seeking for a second term as the lone congressional representative of Biliran, said that the ruling of the HRET was a vindication and proved that the elections in his province was clean and honest.

procure the bidding documents as part of their intention to join the bidding on Feb.20. They were, however, informed that only one person, identified as one Jose Pabilona, Jr. who was in charge of said documents. But Pabilona was not around at that time and no one could inform them on his whereabouts. We want to join in the bidding by following all the rules and regulations. But for some reason unknown to us, they refused us to buy these bidding documents, Menzon said. The group even went to the provincial offices of the Commission on AuIt was really a vindication and certainly will further boost my reelection bid. The people of Biliran are now clarified that I won cleanly and honestly and I did not commit any fraud, Espina, who is running under the Nacionalista Party, said in a phone interview. Espinas family have been ruling the small island of Biliran for years now with his late father, Gerardo Sr., holding various positions in the province like mayor and congressman. His younger brother, Gerardo Jr., is seeking for a second term as governor of the province.

HRET...

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of one of the causes of action...the tribunal must accordingly dismiss that particular cause of action, the HRET added. Among those who voted in rejecting the petition of Chong were Supreme Court Justices Lucas Berzamin and Diosdado Peralta and Reps. Rufus Rodriguez, Justin Marc Chipeco, Rodolfo Albano, Maria Theressa Bonoan and Joselito

Mendoza. The lone dissenter was Justice Presbitero Velasco Jr., who was the presiding chairman of the tribunal. During the May 2010 elections, Espina was proclaimed by the provincial office of the Commission on Elections as winner by garnering 40,010 votes as against Chongs 39,649 votes or a difference of 361 votes. Chong, however, claimed that he was cheated by Espina, who was then the sitting governor of Biliran, as he filed his electoral protest before the HRET on May 21, 2010.

dit as well as to the Department of the Interior and Local Government for them to be notified on this matter. The BAC is headed by provincial treasurer Bienvenido Sabenecio whom the group had wanted to seek an audience for them to be clarified as to the reason why they were being reportedly prohibited to join the bidding of the medicines and sup-

plies. Menzon said that they are appealing to Governor Sharee Ann Tan to look into this matter. We surmise that the governor could not be aware on what is going on at the BAC. We just hope that she will check this matter in view of the policy of the national governments policy on transparency, Menzon said.(JOEY A. GABIETA)

Monday, 18 February 2013

NEWS

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PhilHealth eyes P2 B claims payment this year


TACLOBAN CITY The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) is eyeing a minimum of P2 billion claims payment this year, double than the state firms record high payment recorded in 2012, an official said. PhilHealth Regional Vice President Walter Bacareza said the target is realistic with the emphasis on maintaining universal coverage, accredit more health facilities to include rural health units (RHUs), and simplified claims process. We have broken the P1 billion mark payments in 2012 and we aim to double that this year. With the new policy changes, we need to pay more than what we collect, Bacareza said. He added that from accredited RHUs alone, they are eyeing at least P150 million claims payment, more than tripled than the P48 million recorded in 2012. Benefit payment in RHUs alone significantly increased from P15 million in 2011 to P48 in 2012. This is a result of our intensified campaign to accredit rural health facilities, he claimed. The state health insurance firm is also counting on hasslefree transactions to achieve record-high claims target. We will strengthen PhilHealthLINK for us to be able to give services to people who have no idea whether they are a member or not, unaware of their membership status, and no papers to show in hospitals, Bacareza added. The program is a call center where PhilHealth members availing of health care services in government hospitals as well as patients who are not even aware if they have PhilHealth coverage can be verified to facilitate payments. The 2012s P1 billion claims is a big jump from the P700 million benefits disbursed a year ago, and more than double than the P400 million claims in 2010. Last years payment was received by 129,444 beneficiaries in six provinces. About P360 million or 36% of the P1.08 billion claims has benefitted indigent families. Members from the government sector, accounts 24% of the total payment with P240 million, private sector with P160 million (16%), individually paying members with P140 million (14%), and overseas workers and lifetime members with P100 million (10%). As of December 2012, the region has 4.48 million PhilHealth members, which is 106% of the projected population in Eastern Visayas.
(SARWELL Q. MENIANO)

Mayoralty candidate vows to implement gangnam to transform Tanauan town


TACLOBAN CITY Its oppa gangnam style of governance for the local candidates of United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) party in Tanauan, Leyte. Mayoralty candidate Pelagio Pel Tecson, Jr. has vowed to implement Tecson, the son of Tanauans former mayor Pelagio, Sr., also vowed to develop people and leadership thus exemplifying genuine service to the people. Meanwhile, Tecson downplayed the petition for disqualification filed against him before the Commission on Elections (Comelec). The case is still pending at Comelec but I believe it will be dismissed. The petition to cancel my certificate of candidacy (CoC) has been denied because Im officially included in the list of candidates, Tecson said. It only shows our opponents are threatened. But I am confident it will be dismissed, he said. Tecsons running mate is incumbent vice mayor Cathy Kapunan. His councilors include Jovencio Badana, Felicito Bernal, Jasmin Borja, Bianito Fiel, Jr., Harold Gomez, Archie Lawrence Kapunan, Annie Morabe and Lester Zafra.
(REYAN L. ARINTO)

gangnam to address the problems and transform Tanauan into a dynamic and bustling municipality. Gangnam stands for G-ood govenance, Accountability and integrity, N-o shortcut and no red tape, G-ood education, N-atural resources preservation, A-griculture, and M-edical care and wellness, Tecson said during Saturdays regular Express It At The Park media conference. We cannot be a mere observer. We want change, and we want to be part of that change, Tecson added. We want to bring back our peoples trust and confidence to the local government. We will also institutionalize the reporting of what is happening in the local government unit. It is where the executive and legislative branches shall give Candidates belonging to the United Nationalist Alliance(UNA) in Tanauan, Leyte led by its mayoralty full details of the report bet Pelagio Tecson Jr.(center), said that they are to implement a gangnam program once elected of the local governments affairs, Tecson said. into office to help transform their town into a progressive area . LITO A. BAGUNAS

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OPINION

Monday, 18 January 2013

EDITORIAL

Senatorial Battle Lines Drawn

t is a unique electoral contest for Senators of the land. As of the moment based on pronouncements, it appears that there is no real opposition with the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) declaring their support for the PNoy Administration. But President Noynoy has organized a complete slate and certainly will campaign for the slate he named Team PNoy roughly understood the team President Aquino would want the Filipino electorates to vote for; obviously his trusted team. So strong is the Presidents team at the moment that the United Nationalists Alliance has to invite 3 of PNoys senatoriables as their guest candidates obviously to beef up their ticket. There is no doubt that many of the UNA aspirants are good materials for Senator based on their track records. It is a good thing that neutral and independent electorates will have a

good chance to really study, analyze and intelligently select individual candidates to vote for since they will never vote straight. The 2013 Senatorial contest, no matter how the presidentiables deny it is a prelude to the 2016 presidential derby. UNA President Jejomar Binay has already made known his plan to run for President. PNoy certainly will have his choice of a candidate he would want to succeed him. An interesting senatorial derby it will be. Each candidate wil have to convince electorates of their individual capabilities. PNoy believers will certainly vote straight. Where the battle lines will be drawn will be how intellegent voters will treat these guest candidates riding in two racing horses... contending parties. They better rethink their positions.

Guest candidates. THINK!


One thing that strikes my mind when the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) invited 3 strong contenders for senator from Team PNoy namely Chiz Escudero, Loren Legarda and Grace Poe to be their guest candidates shows that UNA had probably a problem of coming up with a complete slate in the May 2013 mid term elections. Not that there are none available candidates. In fact there are 33 who will seek the peoples mandate coming from small political parties even independent ones who may have campaign sorties. Certainly they will appear strange bed -fellows to the legitimate party candidates and will hardly help them win (or lose) with them. Schedules will be a problem of the guest candidates. Its happening already. They could not be present in rallies of UNA. -o0oVice President Jojo Binay said that UNA is supportive of President Aquinos program of government.

joined them had they been the one invited. -oOoGuest candidates will have a problem as they can be compared to acrobats riding in two horses that are not securely tied together and so

in the process they could not run at the same pace, speed and direction. Dangerous! Another problem is how to contribute their talents and resources for team work during the

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Monday, 18 February 2013

OPINION
after saving for capital. He wants families to engage in livelihood programs and entrepreneurship; to engage in business and to sustain and make it big later. He said, take care of your livelihood activity as it will take care of you in your old age, and make it bigger and better to sustain it. This is why he urges the recipients of the program to return the loan slowly; it will not hurt to pay just P40 a day. It will enable the City government to also sustain the program so that others could also avail. The Mayor has even promised to those who are good payers, to double the amount they could avail next time. Just a warning: people must never listen to the lie that when a certain person becomes City Executive, he will be able to cancel the loan. That is folly because the government does not operate that way, he should know better. It is also an immature thought because it will deprive others from the opportunity to grow. Who wants a leader like that? norance and error that can be fatal to usspiritually fatal, that is. We need to overcome our lack of sensitivity to God and to the things of God, doing this also with naturalness, without making strange actuations that can distort the truth about our need for God and the spiritual and supernatural realities that we are meant to live in. Thus, in the school I suggested to the kids who, of course, are not yet obliged to do fasting and abstinence that, after explaining the concept of fasting and abstinence, they can start doing these acts of penance by delaying a little their play time after classes. Kids, of course, love to play. They go to it like ducklings to water. Its automatic for them. But precisely by teaching them to delay it a little and to spend a few moments of prayer in the chapel, they start getting the idea. Obviously, they need to be followed up, prompting them what to think, say and do in the chapel. They actually get things quickly, and thats why its important that kids, as early as when they can start understanding things, be taught and given example of how to have hunger for God. Otherwise, the bodily

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The SEAP and how detractors are trying to kill it


of the interest. The capital is never paid as the profits most vendors get are not even enough to pay the 20 % or more interests and the meager food for their family. This is the stark reality of most families who engage in vending, they become victims of loan sharks. This is why, their children also end up vending cellophanes, spices and other small items they usually get around; they stop going to school. The family has no options but to demand small children to equally earn and help the family for their needs. They become delinquents or school drop-outs later. The City Mayor wants the consciousness of the people to change. He wants children to study and become entrepreneurs, to become businessmen later. He urges children not just to study to work but to work and become entrepreneurs

Guest...

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It is simply known as SEAP, Self Employment Assistance Program, and a simple down to earth project for poor, marginalized and vulnerable families that is aimed at assisting people to engage in livelihood programs. Each program beneficiary can avail of a Five Thousand (P5,000.00) pesos loan from the City government payable within six months at 40 pesos per day, except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. They can use the amount loaned to finance any livelihood program.

The loan is without interest. This simple scheme is a simple response of the City Mayor to the problem of most vendors and other families who are hardpressed for capital and are pushed to seek funds from loan sharks to be able to engage in vending at the Supermarket or run sari-sari Stores. The loan sharks demand 20% or more interests on loans that the vendors get from them which they are required to pay daily. At the end of the day, whatever profit they get, they divide it for food and for payment

But it cannot be helped that they will have to be critical of some issues in the PNoy administration to advance their own political agenda. In spite of their declarations over their being supportive of PNoy there will be some agenda/issues on governance of UNA that may run counter to what Team PNoy is now undertaking and may spouse in the next three years of his presidential term and when this happens Guest candidates certainly will experience queasy stomachs how they will pose before the public on these issues.

-oOoThe most disturbing description of what one perceives about guest candidates is the one given me by a businessman and a retired Army officer from Cebu our regular reader of this column, Conrado Makabenta Delvo, when asked to comment on guest candidates- SEGURISTAS, he said. And I agree with him fully! -oOoOne possibility is that guest candidates could unknowingly be junked from both parties by individual candidates towards nearing the homestretch of the election campaign. ABANGAN mga Igan!!!

The Sower
Monday of the First Week of Lent Lv 19:1-2,11-18 * Ps 19* Mt 25:31-46

THE JUDGMENT OF THE NATIONS


[Jesus said to his disciples,] When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. Then the righteous will answer him and say, Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothed you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you? And the king will say to them in reply, Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me And these will go off to eternal life.

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sincerity the bodily observances we undertake. These Lenten practices therefore bring to the fore the disconnect between our spiritual self and our bodily self, a disconnect that they try to bridge. That is why, Lent, rather than just a dull period of self-denial, should be a most exciting and thrilling season when we do some urgent repair job and strengthening exercises for ourselves. This is the Good News about fasting and abstinence that we have to welcome as eagerly and warmly as possible. Thats because these practices actually contribute to the revitalization of our spiritual life that never dies even as our bodily organism will unavoidably disintegrate one day to be resurrected at the end of time. Its important that we see this truth about fasting and abstinence because very often this truth is glossed over or buried under the waves and waves of physical, material and sensual titillations of our environment. In fact, we need to spread this truth around, presenting it in ways easily understandable to all kinds of people, young and old alike, to save us from an ig-

THE LAST JUDGEMENT


At the last judgment, before all the people of the world, Christ will separate the elect form the damned. His judgment will be: you saw me hungry, thirsty, naked, in prison, a stranger you helped me. These acts concern the most basic needs of man(woman): food, clothing, shelter and friendship. Christ does not limit his approval to acts of helping the economically poor. Even the rich have needs: they can be strangers, shut-ins and friendless. The way that we provide these needs to our fellowmen (and women) is the way that God measures our success as Christians. Do we help others willingly because we want to help Christ? Are we more concerned about helping Christ than just helping people? (The Daily Gospel Now by Robert E. Sullivan, O.M.I. Published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City. Tel. # 321-31-95) Sowers Thought: Everyone goes to the Divine Master carrying a good amount of potentials which have to be realized to the full. The mind, will and heart of each person have to be developed so that the whole of a person, in formative contact with the Master, may become rooted in that complete and well-balanced evolutionary process inherent in the deepest aspirations of life. Blessed James Alberione, SSP, STD, Founder of the Pauline Family

THIS is what fasting and abstinence seek to accomplish, practices we are encouraged to do during the season of Lent. It is to deprive ourselves of what gives us the usual and most bodily pleasure so that we can develop a certain hunger for God. These practices are meant to provoke a spiritual hunger for God, a hunger that does not come biologically. Its a hunger that needs to be cultivated, and it is hoped that the physical hunger effected by these practices can trigger this spiritual hunger. We therefore have to understand that these Lenten practices, rather than just some Church precepts that we have to fulfill, have a basic and indispensable inner component that should not be covered up by mere external fulfillment of these practices. We have to make sure

that the self-denial involved in these practices is done by our heart and will and not just by their physical and material performance. We need to train our heart and will to experience that hunger for God by linking that spiritual hunger with our physical and material hunger. This means that we need to align our mind and heart to the truths of faith, before they get dominated by the impulses of the flesh and other worldly factors and conditionings. This is a crucial operation that we need to do in life. This is when we conform to the objective truth about ourselves. This is when we are truly sincere. Thus, in one prayer of the Mass during Lent, we ask: Show gracious favor, O Lord, we pray, to the works of penance we have begun, that we may have strength to accomplish with

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The Petitioner pray that after notice and hearing judgment be rendered that minor be freed from all legal obligations and obedience and maintenance with respect to their biological parent and for all intents and purposes be declared as the child of the Spouses-Petitioners. WHEREFORE, finding the Petition sufficient in FORM and SUBSTANCE, the same is set for initial hearing on May 23, 2013 at 8:30 oclock in the morning at which date, time and place, anyone who may object to the favorable grant of this Petition. Publish this Order in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, at least once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, all expenses charge to the Petitioners. Furnish copy of this Order to: a. The Solicitor General being the counsel of the Republic at his office at 134 Amorsolo St., 1229 Legaspi Village, Makati City b. the Regional Director, DSWD, Tacloban City b.1 to conduct a social case study report b.2 to conduct a home study report b.3 to submit other relevant matters within 60 days c. natural parent of minor to be adopted d. the Petitioners and counsel at their own addresses for them to be present during the scheduled initial hearing. SO ORDERED. IN CHAMBERS, this 22nd day of January 2013, Hilongos, Leyte, Philippines

NOTICES

Monday, 18 January 2013

THE SPOUSES GENEROSA A. ABUYAN JR. and FERDINAND L. ABUYAN, by counsel, submit their Petition seeking to adopt minor JULES TYRON A. RUAYANA. In support of their desire to adopt, the Petitioners, state, THAT: they are spouses, of legal ages, Filipinos, and residents of Brgy. Poblacion 2, Hindang, Leyte; the Spouses desire to jointly adopt Jules Tyron A. Ruayana, nine (9) years, legitimate son of Generosa A. Abuyan, Jr. and OHanler G. Ruayana, who was born on September 16, 2003 at Maasin City; the adopting mother has been providing care, custody and support for the child since he was born until the present; OHanler G. Ruayana gave his consent for adoption; and, they are all the qualifications and none of the disqualifications to adopt the minor and the adoption will serve his best interest and welfare.

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT 8th Judicial Region Branch 18, Hilongos, Leyte -oOoIN THE MATTER OF ADOPTION MINOR JULES TYRON A. RUAYANA SPOUSES GENEROSA A. ABUYAN JR. and FERDINAND L. ABUYAN, Petitioners SP. PROC. CASE NO. H-512 FOR: ADOPTION x- - - - - - - - - - -x ORDER

Leyte Convention Center to help boost tourism, economy of Eastern Visayas


TACLOBAN CITY The operation of the Leyte Convention Center will help boost tourist arrivals in the region. This was according to Karina Rosa Tiopes, tourism regional director, when asked on what is the benefit the region will get from the convention center bankrolled by the provincial government of Leyte. More than P115 million was allocated by the provincial government in the construction of the Leyte Convention with a seating capacity of 1,500 in banquet style but the actual capacity of the place is 5,500, according to provincial engineer Robert Lugnasin. It is one of the priority projects of former Leyte Governor and now Department of Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla. It is located within the Leyte Academic Center, the Philippine Economic Zone Authority-declared information and communications technology park for the province With the operation of the convention center we will now have chance on bidding and inviting big events because we now have a facility that can cater to their needs, a facility that is really suitable for convention gathering, Tiopes said. Tiopes added that it has long been a dream of their agency for the region to have such kind of facility, in which Cebu and Davao can only offer. She added that in Davao, the local government unit is very supportive to the private sector in helping them attract convention activities. Tiopes added that would meet the anticipated growth of the so-called MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry, which the tourism agency said the municipality of Palo, city of Tacloban and municipality of Babatngon are ideal places. We experienced this before when the national convention of civil engineers was held in the city. A lot of their participants were not accommodated properly because we are still lacking of the billeting facilities, said Tiopes. The most number of rooms in a hotel in Tacloban, said Tiopes, are above 50 room units. Even if we say that each room could accommodate two people, still this is not enough, she stressed. As early as now, according to the tourism director, this should already be addressed especially by the private sector. (ROEL T
AMAZONA)

Cultivate...
urges dominate and blind them to the practical reality of God. Obviously, everyone has to do what is appropriate to him in terms of acts of penance. There is always hope. Even a person already hardened in the ways of the world can still be touched by grace if he also makes an attempt to do some fasting and abstinence properly. If this Good News about fasting and abstinence is spread and assimilated, for sure we will be seeing in the future many men and women who will be at home both with God and with the world.
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NOTICE is hereby given that Dindo Raul A. Baquilod, sole heir of late Rosa A. Baquilod executed an affidavit of Adjudication over a parcelof land, located at J. Bocar St., Brgy. F, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, covered by Tax Dec. No. 08-007-00081, ARP No. 08-007-00082, measuring an area of 152 square meters, more or less, together with residential Bldg. with an area of 154 square meters, covered by Tax Dec. No. ARP No. 08-007-00061, Lot No. 108, Case 1, Cad. - 434-D; per Doc. No. 433, Page No. 58, Book No. 1, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Enrique C. Dala. LSDE: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Roberto Libres extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a motor vehicle described as: Make and Type: 2000 Suzuki Filcab Jitney; Motor No.: F6A-9001128; Serial No.: DG51T-110265; Plate No.: HVJ-676. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Joel C. Tabaranza as vendee for the above-described motor vehicle including its Franchise (CPC); per Doc. No. 515, Page No. 103, Book No. II, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jose Rommel A. Pearanda. LSDE: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Cecelio Duzon extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of commercial land, located at Conception St., Brgy. Balud, Borongan City, Eastern Samar, under Tax Dec. ARP No. 59201, Cad. Lot No. 2001, Assessors Lot No. 036, Block No. 18, containing an area of 351 square meters, more or less; per Doc. No. 397, Page No. 81, Book No. XIV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Enrique C. Dala. LSDE: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

LSDE: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2013

(Sgd.) EPHREM SUAREZ ABANDO Judge

NOTICE is hereby given that Aniceta B. Zaldivar heir of late Geronimo B. Zaldivar and Carmen Zaldivar-Pareja executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot No. 3657, located at Brgy. Balugo, Albuera, Leyte containing an area of 15,266 square meters, more or less, under Tax Dec. No. 08-030003-00748. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Premiumlands Corp. represented by its President, Francis Lloyd T. Chua as vendee; for the above-described property, per Doc. No. 42, Page No. 9, Book No. 01, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Jose Rommel A. Pearanda. LSDE: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Esperanza Caberio extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel or residential land situated in San Nicholas Ext., Campoyong, Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Survey No. 2325 and Lot No. 056, with an area of 69 square meters, more or less; That heirs hereby waive their rights, EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND WAIVER OF RIGHTS interest and participations in the above-described property in favor NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Ambrosia P. Gerez of Rosalinda C. Daiz for the above-described property; per Doc. and Zosimo E. Gerez extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adju- No. 54, Page No. dicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 2520, lcoated in Sagkahan, 11, Book No. VII, DEED OF SELF-ADJUDICATION WITH SALE Tacloban City, covered by Tax Dec. No. 01303684, assessed value Series of 2011 of NOTICE is hereby given that Francisco V. Berbal heir of late Antoni of P108,980.00, Title No. 17625, containing an area of 1,434 square Notary Public Atty. Viacrusis executed an affidavit of Self-Adjudication over a parcel of land, meters, more or less. That heirs Bernardita Salvador, Christopher Gerry Val V. Bagu- covered under Tax Dec. No. 05-26012-00137, Cad. Lot No. 560-P, situated Caesar all surnamed Gerez hereby waive, quitclaim and forever ilod. at Brgy. Mansalip, Matag-ob, Leyte, containing an area of 4.2141 hectares, relinguished their rights, interest and participation in favor of Con- LSDE: February more or less and assessed at P48,880.00. A Deed of Sale was executed a cepcion G. Paras, the above-described property, per Doc. No. 413, 18, 25 & March 4, portion of 2.2141 hectares, more or less from the above-described property in favor of Jonathan Batusin, Janlisa Batusin and Marc Crestian Batusin as Page No. 84, Book No. V, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. 2013 vendees; per Doc. No. 1517, Page No. 30, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2006 Delfin Agcaoili, Jr. of Notary Public Camelo P. Esmero. LSDE: Feb. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 EXTRAJUDICIAL PARTITION LSDE: February 18, 25 & March 4, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of late Virginia Bartolini extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Lot No. 8428-B-7, Psd-08-006220, situated in the Bo. of Maibog, Municipality of Baybay, Leyte, containing an area of 197 square meters, more or less, covered by TCT No. T-24700. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Sps. Allan Baja and Rose Marie L. Baja as vendee, per Doc. No. 2289, Page No. 58, Book No. XXVII, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Eden B. ChavezButawan. LSDE: Feb. 4, 11 & 18, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT AND WAIVER OF SHARE

WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Vicente I. Simbahon and Angela Maldo Simbahon extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 19 parcels of land situated in Matalom, Leyte and Maasin City, Southern, Leyte described as: First Parcel, Lot No. 1568 situated at Brgy. Elevado, Matalom, Leyte, under TD No. 08-27012-00698 (R-13) and OCT No. P-24352, containing an area of 1,422 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P1,170.00; Second Parcel - Lot No. 1728, situated at Brgy. Elevado, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 0827012-00700 (R-13) and OCT No. P-24342 containing an area of 5,489 square meters, more or less with Assessed value of P6,240.00; Third Parcel - Lot No. 1128/1616 situated at Brgy. Elevado, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27012-00758 (R-13) and OCT No. P-24344, containing an area of 14,224 sq.m. more or less with Assessed value of P11,320.00; Fourth Parcel-Lot No. 795-P/1717, situated at Brgy. Elevado, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27012-00702 (R-13) and OCT No. P-24343 containing an area of 2,521 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P3,160.00; Fifth Parcel - Lot No. 795-P/1712 situated at Brgy. Elevado, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27012-00701 (R-13 and OCT No. P-24343 containing an area of 17,188 sq. m. more or less with Assessed Value of P21,510.00; Sixth Parcel -Lot No. 1144/1609 situated at Brgy. Elevado, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 0827012-00759 (R-13) and OCT No. P-24345 containing an area of 11,724 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of 7,660.00; Seventh Parcel - Lot No. 4089/8096 situated at Brgy. Hitoog, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-2701400509 R13, containing an area of 8,011 sq.m. more or less, with Assessed Value of P6,450.00; Eighth Parcel - Lot No. 4152P8103 situated at Brgy. Hitoog, Matalom, Leyte, under TD No. 08-27014-00512 (R-13), containing an area of 2,727 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P1,740.00; Ninth Parcel - Lot No. 4162P/8285 situated at Brgy. Hitoog, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08/27014-00510 (R-13) containing an area of 6,400 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P4,510.00; Tenth Parcel - Lot No. 4162-P/8102 situated at Brgy. Hitoog, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27014-00511(R-13) containing an area of 1,459 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P890.00; Eleventh Parcel - Lot No. 4475/7927 situated at Brgy. Pres.Garcia, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27019-00543 (R-13) containing an area of 3,501 sq. m. more or less and with Assessed Value of P2,470.00; Twelfth Parcel - Lot No. 7651 situated at Brgy. Pres. Garcia, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27019-00542(R13) containing an area of 9,436 sq.m. more or less and with Assessed Value of P6,790.00; Thirteenth Parcel - Lot No. 7183 situated at Brgy. Bagong Lipunan, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27006-00357 (R-13) containing an area of 10,471 sq.m. more or less and with Assessed Value of P5,670.00; Fourteenth Parcel - Lot No. 7186, situated at Brgy. Bagong Lipunan, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27006-00355 (R13) containing an area of 407 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P230.00; Fifteenth Parcel - Lot No 7188-P, situated at Brgy. Bagong Lipunan, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27006-00356 (R-13) containing an area of 1,147 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P760.00; Sixteenth Parcel - Lot No. 3757/8953 situated at Brgy. Esperanza, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 08-27013-00626 (R-13) containing an area of 2,683 sq.m. more or less and with Assessed value of P2,240.00; Seventeenth Parcel - Lot No. 12077 situated at Brgy. Gawisan, Maasin City under TD No. 0024-00474 and OCT No. 33064 containing an area of 4,804 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P1,810.00; Eighteenth Parcel - Lot No. 11791 situated at Brgy. Matin-ao, Matalom, Leyte under TD No. 0046-00345 and OCT No. 12298 containing an area of 13,415 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P13,480.00; Nineteenth Parcel - Lot No. 12957 situated at Brgy. Matin-ao, Maasin City under TD No. 0046-00343 and OCT No. 12583 containing an area of 4,538 sq.m. more or less with Assessed Value of P2,690.00; per Doc. No. 259; Page No. 52, Book No. XXVI, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Josenilo Marquez Reoma. LSDE: February 4, 11 & 18, 2013

EXTTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Juan Bornillo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, situated at Brgy. Caraycaray, Naval, Biliran, covered by Tax Dec. No. 00170 (R11) with Survey No. 4455, with total land area of 18,863 square meters, more or less. That heirs hereby waive, donate in favor of Elna, Franklin, Norbe all surnamed Bornillo; and Franklin Bornillo executed a Deed of Absolute Sale in favor of Sps. Ernesto Pilapil and Teresa Bornillo Pilapil as vendee for the share of Franklin Bornillo which is 6,287.667 square meters from the above-described property; per Doc. No. 678, Page No. 133, Book No. IV, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Mario Lyndinno R. Opena. LSDE: Feb. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Sixto Jamin extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land located at Cabunga-an, Naval, Biliran, under Tax Dec. No. 00078, and designated as Lot No. 4604. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Alfredo C. Jamin as vendee; per Doc. No. 513, Page No. 52, Book No. I, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Lolita G. Casas-Nueve. LSDE: Feb. 4, 11 & 18, 2013 NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Francisca Tantuan extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land covered by Tax Dec. No. 15648-GR7, situated at Brgy. Liberty, Hilongos, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 1949, with an area of 5,530 square meters and assessed value of P1,220.00 under OCT No. P-32824. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Eufemio J. Calape as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 7, Page No. 3, Book No. 1, Series of 2003 of Notary Public Atty. Juanito V. Raza. LSDE: Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF SALE

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL ADJUDICATION WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Angeles Fundavilla Acedillo extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land situated at Brgy. Cogon, Palo, Leyte, designated as Cad. Lot No. 1288, consisting of an area of 852 square meters, under Tax Dec. No. 00014 R13. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Antonio Erol A. Cobacha married to Teresita Cobacha as vendee for the above-described property; per Doc. No. 490, Page No. 99, Book No. XI, Series of 2011 of Notary Public Atty. Ronnan Christian M. Reposar.
LSDE: Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 2013

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE

EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH SALE

NOTICE is hereby given that Lydia Romero-dela Pea heir of late Columbia Romero executed an affidavit of Adjudication over a parcel of residential land situated at Brgy. Sto. Nio, Isabel, Leyte, Cad. Lot No. 307, Lot 3-D, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-17002-01324 R13, containing an area of 895 square meters, more or less, assessed value of P68,140.00; per Doc. No. 316, Page No. 64, Book No. XLI, Series of 2010 of Notary Public Atty. Wilma Cordeo-Matuguina.
LSDE: Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 2013

AFFIDAVIT OF ADJUDICATION

Monday, 18 February 2013

Aspirants told: To serve, listen


MANILA - Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle yesterday advised voters and candidates to listen better, for effective public service and credible elections. The 55-year-old Cardinal Tagle served as the recollection master yesterday at the discernment and recollection organized by Dilaab Foundation Inc. and Couples for Christ. I think we should humbly admit we encounter difficulties in listening, he said. Before we expect others to listen, ask yourselves, Am I good in listening or am I becoming an expert on not listening? he said. Tagle referred to Bible readings in his talk as he explained the many qualities required of a leader, whether in the church or in the secular arena. About 400 participants joined the recollection, composed of members of religious congregations and delegates from parishes in Cebu and Luzon. Also represented were church-based organizations like the election watchdog Cebu-Citizens Involvement and Maturation in Peoples Empowerment and Liberation (C-Cimpel). Quoting from the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, Cardinal Tagle related the parable was on how a shepherd cared for or looked after the welfare of the sheep under his care. Are you taking care of the sheep for themselves? Were you instrumentalizing the sheep to serve yourself? he asked. The parable, he said, reveals a failure in listening: Because of this failure of the shepherds to listen, the sheep scattered and became easy prey to wild beasts. The good shepherd is the gate, he should be the way (that the sheep should follow), he added. Leaders are not deemed strangers by their followers, he said. There must be a union that makes me understand, be sensitive to others. There is knowledge from immersion or knowing the life of the people, he added. The third quality of a good leader is the commitment to put the interest of the people before his or her own interests. We are invited to fix our life on Jesus and the listening heart of God. Jesus became man that there is no experience, except sin, that he was not able to listen to, said Tagle. Tagle delivered his hour-long reflection in the conference room of the Sacred Heart Center along D. Jakosalem St. The room was so packed that organizers announced that registration was stopped and people who were not able to enter were asked to return for the afternoon session that was allotted for political candidates. The talk of the prelate, who was inducted into the College of Cardinals only in November last year, focused on discernment and included short anecdotes that kept the audience laughing. This is the listening of the shepherd and we present this to those in public office and if they frown, well say Its not me, its Jesus, said Tagle. We must develop this capacity to listen God and to others. I hope we can look into ourselves and open ourselves to the work of God. When you truly listen, it would open up to you new worlds. You will be fired up with the sense of mission, not in order to promote yourselves, but all for love, he added. Dilaabs overall coordinator Fr. Carmelo Diola also talked about the L.A.S.E.R. test, which stands for lifestyle, action, supporters, election conduct, and reputation and called it a tool for listening. The test, a questionnaire, was initially sent to 12 people including a former ombudsman, two police officers, two mayors, Commissioner Heidi Mendoza of the Commission on Audit and the late Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo. Diola related that a nun was once asked why she voted for a particular candidate and got the reply that candidate was the lesser evil among all the candidates. The Church has never taught us to choose the lesser evil but to choose the good, he said. (SUNNEX)

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Leyte Samar Daily Express


Naval. Biliran 11 February 2013 MR. DALMACIO C. GRAFIL Publisher Leyte-Samar Daily Express Zamora Street Tacloban City Sir:

The Undersigned, wife of STEVEN SANTO TUPAZ, is requesting your good office for a publication of a missing person for one issue only to locate the whereabouts of my husband. STEVEN SANTO TUPAZ, was last seen in Biliran, Biliran last May 19, 1996 and from that day his whereabouts were unknown to us. He did not communicate us in any manner nor return home up to the present time. Hoping for your early attention and favorable action on the matter. Thank you and more power. Very truly yours, (Sgd.) LOURDES PEAFLOR-TUPAZ Requesting party SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this FEB. 12, 2013, at Naval, Biliran. (Sgd.) ATTY. MARIO LYNDINNO R. OPEA Notary Public for and in the Province of Biliran Until December 31, 2013 Roll of Attorney No. 48741 IBP No. 857930, Issued on: 1-4-2013 PTR No. 1180617 Issued on: 1-4-2013
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ing value and significance to the Katarungang Pambarangay, informed Noval. It was further learned that DILG is just waiting for advice from Malacaang on when President Benigno S. Aquino III would be available to present the award to Brgy. Hingatungan Punong Barangay Rosalinda Lumaas and other awardees in the LTIA

national recognition ceremonies. Among 4th to 6th class towns, the other regional finalists are Brgy. Nena, San Julian, Eastern Samar; Brgy. Bulalacao, Kawayan, Biliran; and Brgy. San Juan in San Isidro, Northern Samar. In the 1st to 3rd class municipalities, the Regional Champion is Brgy. Biasong in Hinunangan, Southern Leyte which won To page 8

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Monday, 18 February 2013

nipa in Maasin City and Brgy. Bato in Borongan City for the category of Independent Component/ Component Cities in the region. The LTIA aims to provide recognition to performing Lupons, which are barangay conflictresolution bodies under the Katarungang Pambarangay Law in 1978 and strengthened by the Local Government Code of 1991. The LTIA Regional Award Committee (RAC) is led by DILG with the participa-

tion of the judiciary, Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges, private schools, among others. The RAC assessed the submitted documentation of regional finalists together with the results of the regional evaluation team which conducted onsite validation. The lupons were evaluated by committees organized at the regional, provincial and municipal levels on the basis of a) efficiency of operations; b) effectiveness in securing the katarungang pambarangay objectives and c) creativity and resourcefulness of mediators.
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