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VOL. 14 NO.

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ORMOC CITY

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OCTOBER 7-13, 2013

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Molested pupils in Matag-ob get justice after 18 years


By Lalaine M. Jimenea
ORMOC CITY 18 years after they filed complaints of molestation against their elementary teacher, seven victims aged 10 to 12 then finally received a closure to their personal hell after the Court here found the male teacher, now 81 years old, guilty of eight counts of Acts of Lasciviousness. The Court recently sentenced Glecerio Maga, a former teacher of the Matag-ob Central Elementary School, to a maximum of four years and two months imprisonment for each count and to pay his victims, all girls, P 15,000 for each count as personal damages and another P 15,000 as fine. The cases against Maga, then 64 when the incidents were reported in 1995, were filed by 19 pupils aged 10-12. Through the years, some of the alleged victims dropped their suit and filed affidavits of desistance for various reasons except for seven who pursued it. All complainants reported the same modus: that their teacher would molest them near his desk when it was positioned near the window, with the rest of the class facing the blackboard. On other times, they would be asked to remain behind in class, on the pretext that they did something wrong. The perverted teacher would ask them to approach his desk and make them choose a punishment, between a pinch or a rubber band flicked at their mouths. But even if they chose either, the punishment sessions would
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Whats happening to this drying machine? A drying machine, one of the most modern in the country which could serve the needs of rice farmers in the towns of Kananga, Matag-ob, Ormoc and down to Carigara, is still unoperational after it arrived in the town of Kananga five months ago. Farmers are now asking when they can start using the facility. Why its installation has been delayed is not clear as of press time.

Realignment of funds will not affect rehab of Tacloban Airport - DOTC


THE TACLOBAN Airport Development Project of the De partment of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), which will involve the construction of a new passenger terminal building (PTB) in order to meet the airports requirements by 2016, remains on track despite the realignment of a portion of its funds to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya clarified recent reports which gave the impression that the project would be placed in jeopardy by the realignment of P718.752-Million from the projects budgetary allocation, stating that this will not compromise the airports rehabilitation plan. The DOTC approved the realignment upon determining that it would not endanger the Tacloban Airport Development Project, and the President likewise approved the move after careful consideration of the Tacloban Airports needs vis-a-vis the implementation of DAP to fast-track government spending. The DBM made the realignment once all the proper approvals were secured, said Abaya. Abaya explained that since the project is being implemented in phases, the DOTC did not require the realigned amount for this year. He also assured the public that this will not delay the project. In fact, he disclosed that the projects ongoing airside civil
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Fiel is legislative consultant
ATTY. BEULAH Coeli Fiel, the daughter of a former city vice mayor Heliodoro Fiel and Daidee Catingub-Fiel, is now officially the legislative consultant of the Sanggunian Panlungsod after the council approved her appointment on Thursday. Fiels consultancy services passed through a tedious process with the Bids and Awards Committee for four months. Her consultancy fee is P 37,000 per month and her contract will be renewed every six months. She occupies the same post as that vacated by Atty. Mariano Corro on the first quarter of 2013, after the Commission on Audit found his service contract to duplicate that of the city legal officer. Atty. Fiel, on the other hand, said her consultancy contract is specific as legislative consultant to the city council only and to Vice Mayor Carmelo Toto Locsin, Jr. Unlike Corro, her work will not duplicate that of the city legal officer, if there is already one. As of press time, city prosecutor Marcelo Oate is acting city legal officer because the new mayor has not yet found a lawyer to take on the task on a full-time capacity. He even lost Atty. Irene Resurreccion, the city administrator of his choice when he first sat in power on July 1. The OIC city administrator has reportedly stepped on some powerful toes in her reformist ways and opted out after being offered an appointment as a prosecutor in the Department of Justice. By LMJ

NEWS

October 7-13, 2013

Wi-fi is the new necessity and tourists not particularly keen on Lake Danao - UP study
ORMOC CITY A market study to determine if there was a need to put up more hotels in Palompon, Leyte, which has reached worldwide fame after two luxury cruise ships of the London-based Hapag-Lloyd shipping line made a stop at Kalanggaman Island, had interesting results. One is that wi-fi is now the new necessity and second, paying tourists are willing to shell out more money as long as the hotel has hot and cold bath, and of course, wi-fi. Sadly, none of the tourists chose Ormocs much bal lyhooed Lake Danao as their next destination choice. Topping the list, on equal footing, were Baybayon ni Agalon in Albuera town and Canigao Island in Matalom, Leyte. The study however im plicates that putting up more hotels or hostels in Palompon is not yet that imperative, albeit existing ones are advised to improve their services and facilities. The study gathered that the top five requirements of a paying tourist were that hotels or lodging houses should have comfortable and clean rooms, access to food service, proper ventilation or air-conditioning, hot and cold water supply and free wi-fi. Guests billeted in six hotels in Palompon were interviewed, and all of those who were staying in four that did not have wi-fi said they wished it had one. Those staying in places which did not have hot and cold water said they wished it also had it, and of course, wi-fi. The study also suggested that paying tourists did not mind spending more on a hotel that had both wi-fi and hot and cold water, than the places that did not have it. The LGU-run St. Francis Hotel is the most expensive in town at P 1,800 per day for a double room and P 2,500 for a family room for four. Yet, it had the most number of guests because it had wi-fi, hot and cold bath, and a caf to boot. Ms Rivera, on the other hand, explained why the LGUran hotel is more expensive than those privately run. She said Mayor Ramon Oate wanted to discourage tourists from staying at the hotel because he wanted them to patronize the private hotels. The mayor wanted the tourism center cum hotel to be ready to accommodate the spill overs from hotels but not be their primary choice of a place to stay. She said it was the mayors policy that government should not compete with the private sector. However, it was also noted that until other hotels in the area level up with their facilities, maybe the LGU-run hotel would continue to be a favorite of tourists. The St. Francis Hotel is a project of the Tourism Infrastructure and Economic Zone Authority (TIEZA) which was constructed through the efforts of Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez who lobbied for the funds. Initially, the funds were intended for Lake Danao in Ormoc City but politics got in the way so Rep. Torres asked TIEZA to re-program it to a hotel/tourism center in Palompon. The tourism officer was advised to spread the news to hotel owners in the town, for them to beef up their facilities.
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We extend our condolences to the bereaved family of the late

SHOWING ON OCT. 16-22, 2013

Ramon Boy Larrazabal


We can never find the right words to give you comfort because Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. However, take solace that your love for Boy Ramon will leave a memory no one can steal, and from now on, he will be forever etched in your memories.
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October 7-13, 2013

NEWS

Larrazabal scion, ex-mayor of San Isidro town dies


ORMOC CITY A scion of the Larrazabal clan here who owns the Cebu Doctors University and Hospital chain passed away at the age of 65 in Cebu City at around 9:00 AM of Thursday, October 10. He is Ramon Boy Larrazabal who was also a one-term mayor of San Isidro town, around one hour away by land. Boy Ramon, as he was fondly called by friends and relatives, passed after a bout with cancer at the family owned Cebu Doctors Hospital. His remains arrived here early morning of Saturday where it lays in wake at the V. Rama Funeral Homes. Internment is on October 14 in the afternoon. The Larrazabal scion is survived by his wife Geraldine Jinkee Ang-Larrazabal and four sons Montxu (Ramon Jr.), 22, Steve, 21, Paolo, 19 and Enrico 16. Boy Ramon is the youngest son of Potenciano Larrazabal Sr., the guerilla mayor of Ormoc. His brother-in-law and sister, Carmelo and Vicky Locsin, were former members of Congress representing the 4th district of Leyte. An older brother, Emeterio Larrazabal, Sr., was OIC mayor of Ormoc City during the Cory years while his wife Adelina Y. Larrazabal was elected Leyte governor but did not finisher her term after she was disqualified for lack of residency. The incumbent vice mayor of Ormoc, Leo Carmelo Locsin Jr. is a nephew. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

On October 27, the sky will rain with flowers at Brgy. Airport
ON OCTOBER 27, 2013, the skies at Brgy. Airport, will rain with flowers as the Indiana Aerospace University (IAU) celebrates the feast day of its Patron, St. Therese of Lisieux. Captain Stephen E. Toring, vice president of IAU, in a press release said that Lt. Gen. William Hotchkiss III (Ret), Director General of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), has approved their request to rain flowers from the skies on that day at 3:00 PM, when the image of St. Therese crosses the boundaries between Brgy. Salvacion and Libertad to the Airport for its traditional religious procession on its feast day. To recall, it was on February 24, 2013 when the relics of St. Therese of the Child Jesus from Lisieux, France landed for the first time at Ormoc Airport. Since St. Therese is the Patron Saint of the Philippine Air Force, a Pontifical Mass was held and attended by Pilots, Flight Stewards and Aerospace Engineers at IAU Aerodrome, just in front of the Ormoc Airport. In tribute of the said visit, the IAU Foundation donated a lot to the Roman Catholic church for future site of the proposed St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Ormoc. IAU engineers swear that St. Therese is guiding the construction of the Church which is now 80% complete, ahead of schedule and planned construction. The 9-day Novena which starts on on October 18 up to October 26, 2013 at 4: 00 PM will be held there, including the Mass on the Saints Feast Day on October 27, 2013 at 3:00 PM. Prime movers of the aviation industry like Philippine Airlines, CAAP, Petron Corporation, Bank of Commerce, Pilots, Flight attendants and Aerospace Engineers have been heard to swear how they feel secured and protected with the presence of St. Therese churches in different airports like that in IAU Town Center at the front of the Ormoc Airport; St. Therese Shrine at Vil lamor Airbase at Pasay City, fronting the NAIA 3 and St. Therese of Lisieux Church at IAU Town Center, fronting the runway of Mactan Intl

Airport, Lapu-Lapu City. Truly, St. Therese is the Patron Saint of the PAF, Pilots, Flight Attendants and Aerospace Engineers as proven by the countrys air travel records now plying 48 different countries worldwide.

Capt. Stephen Toring added that hopefully by March 20, 2014, through the intercession of the Saint, commercial flights of the Philippine Airlines for Manila to Ormoc and back will start and be the beginning of a booming economy in Ormoc. But St. Therese have said, All things are passing God alone remains, Toring said that they leave this dream to Gods generous heart and wisdom. Photo on top is CAAP director general Lt. Gen. William Hotchkiss. Below, the Toring couple with their pilot-son Capt. Stephen E. Toring ( in uniform) and the priests during the visit of St. Thereses relics on February.

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OBITUARY

Ramon Boy V. Larrazabal


joined His Creator on October 10, 2013 after a lingering illness. He was 65. The family requests family, friends and the faithful to pray for his departed soul. Boy Ramon is survived by his wife Geraldine Jinky AngLarrazabal and sons Ramon Montxu, Steve, Paolo and Enrico. Together with his siblings Bettina L. Macatual, Dr. Potenciano Larrazabal Jr. and Ma. Victoria L. Locsin and their spouses, the family is also grateful to those who shared their grief and came to condole with them, sent flowers and Mass Cards, tried to comfort them, patted their shoulders and held their hands, sponsored Masses and showed up to say their final goodbyes to him.

Romans 8:38-39 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

October 7-13, 2013

Of death and souls


THEY SAY you are growing old when a lot of your friends depart to join the Creator. Just recently, Vice Mayor Nepomuceno P. Aparis I or Nep-nep to friends, left this world. Then, last Thursday, it was Boy Ramon Larrazabal. It may come as a surprise to many that Nepnep and I were friends, but we were. Not chummy-chummy but very civil. Nepnep was a man with a good heart. Even in death, he did not want to bother people. He eschewed tradition, explicitly telling his family that he did not want his body to be brought to the City Hall for the traditional one night wake there, but just at his home. Boy Ramon Larrazabal, on the other hand, was an occasional drinking buddy until he had his kidney transplant. He was on the red wine phase when we got to know each other and we drank gallons of it, lol! Red wine phase meaning he had already kidney troubles and has been advised from drinking hard liquor, even beer. Even so, it did not stop his kidneys from deteriorating. To Nepnep and Boy Ramon, may you have a good voyage to the bosom of God.
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How should our tolerance be?


WE ARE supposed to be tolerant of everyone, whoever they are and however their views and positions may be toward ours. If we go by the teaching of Christ, we are even commanded to love our enemies. Thats how our tolerance should be. But should our tolerance be an anything-goes, free-for-all kind of affair? I suppose not. Common sense will readily tell us that such understanding of tolerance would be harmful and destructive to everyone. It will just lead to anarchy. It will put everything proper to us in ruinsour dignity, our respect for one another, our harmony, our communication, etc. We need to look at Christ, we need to be vitally united to him to arrive at the proper understanding of Christian tolerance. Its only in him that we would know how to blend charity and truth, mercy and justice, and other values that seem compete and to be in conflict with each other. A cursory review of the life, words and deeds of Christ can somehow tell us that he was both the strictest and the most lenient of masters. Remember those words of his which sounded very harsh. If your right eye scandalizes you, pluck it out and cast it from youIf your right hand scandalizes you, cut it off, and cast it from you (Mt 5,29-30) Even if to be taken figuratively, these words can strike terror to anyone. More, he said, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you. (Lk 6,27) And still another one: He who loves father or mother more than me, is not worthy of meHe who does not take up his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. (Mt 10,36) Hard words, to say the least! But they have to be taken with other sets of words that speak of tenderness, compassion, empathy. Like when Peter asked Christ: Lord, how often shall my brother offend against me, and I forgive him? Seven times? Jesus said to him, I say not till seven times, but till seventy times seven times. (Mt 18,21-22) The mystery of God and of his love for all of us, a mystery that overwhelms our human schemas, can only be reflected in our lives, as it should since we are his image and likeness and children of his, if we are in living union with him. This union, this identification of ours with God is not and should not be an abstract reality. It is not just a gratuitous human invention and desire, since it is first of all Gods will for us. He has created us and designed us in such a way that we can live our life always with him. On Gods part, he does everything to make that identification with us on-going, even to the extent of not only dying on the Cross for us but also of making himself available to us as food in the Holy Eucharist. Its on our part that we need to be very concerned about, because we tend to ignore this tremendous, radical truth about ourselves. We need to enliven our faith, hope and charity to conform ourselves to this reality. Thats why we need to pause regularly and
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Some thoughts on the PDAF scam


THIS CORNER is at a loss for words and veering towards insanity. The Manila dailies, specifically the Philstar dated the 3rd Oct, came out with what is very revealing when Pres. P-Noy allowed the release of several millions to the Legislators who voted in favor of impeaching Chief Justice R. Corona. What was so reprehensible that Corona did for the President to have him ousted? Did he touch his ego? Why was Corona impeached for such a petty offense as nondisclosure of some of his assets? Of course you must be as clean as Caesars wife to be in the Supreme Court but for the release of several millions from a source deemed to be unconstitutional is beyond comprehension. And the President swore to follow the law in front of the people. If proven in the long run, he might end up himself impeached just like what he did to Corona with a lighter offense than his which is much heavier. Columnist Magno of the Philstar reported the immediate release of a sum of money for the Senator-judges. The same thing to the Representatives who constituted as the Prosecutors. Why the release? Was it as a form of gratitude for making him happy? In his enthusiasm to be a good president because of his maintaining his popularity rating, Pres. P-Noy may have committed a booboo that will continue to reverberate throughout the rest of his term. Remember that the road to hell is lined with good intentions. When Galileo made his theory that the earth revolves around the sun, he was excommunicated by the Pope. Several years after, Pope John Paul II lifted it. The wrong was righted long after both the Pope and the Scientist left this cruel world. Why would a Pope give this kind of sanction when a man makes a theory which had noting to do with faith and morals? How the earth rotated, or even the sun rotated, should not have been a
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Just a few weeks back, I wrote about how Boy Ramon, who lived on a borrowed seven or eight years of his life after getting a kidney transplant and survived a heart attack before he was diagnosed with cancer, attributed his borrowed years to a brush with Sto. Pio when the saint was still alive. A cocky kid of around 9 or 10, he got fed up listening to the grownups talking whether it was true that Sto. Pio had stigmata (the Church had decided to cordon of the priest to mass goers then, afraid that he would be mobbed) that he broke through the cordon, went up to Sto. Pio and touched his hand. The saint was amused with his courage, let him examine his hand before he ran back to his parents and siblings to report it was true. Well, around two weeks before he died, Boy Ramon was blessed with another miracle. According to his sister Vicky, they thought he was a goner after his life monitor flat-lined for three minutes. Dr. Poten Jr., however, could not give up on his brother and continued resuscitating him. He regained consciousness and wonder of wonders, when others would have been comatose, Boy Ramon was very conscious and had the chance to talk with his family and put a closure to his personal issues. He was given a full three days to say his adieus. It was also during this time that he told a nurse how he saw them doing CPR as he flatlined. He said he was floating on top, looking down at them trying to revive him. It was the nurse who relayed the story to his family. Well, weve heard stories about out of body experiences. For his family and siblings, it reinforces the belief that people indeed have souls. As I listened to the story, I couldnt help thinking that the out of body experience was Boy Ramons miracle. He was given the chance to really know that he had a soul, and when he came back, to say the things he wanted to say to his family. Not every person will get that chance.
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Misuaris violent caper-just a failure of intelligence


SO NOW the authorities have filed charges of rebellion against Nur Misuari and some of his men after the army raided his house in Zamboanga City and recovered several highpowered firearms, scores of ammunition and explosives inside including his own room that can be used as physical evidence for his involvement in the mayhem and violence he instigated in Zamboanga City. The government must learn its lesson this time and should not let Misuari go easy again. He should be made to answer for his crimes against the people. Even if Misuari offers to make a peace deal again with his small splinter MNLF faction, the government should not consider it since he is a discredited leader within his former MNLF group, with large numbers of its members breaking away from him to form a new MILF. The present administration must not tread softly on Misuari again, this time in view of the extent of damage and suffering inflicted on the residents of Zamboanga City by him and his armed followers more than 170 people killed, including civilians, soldiers/policemen and rebels, thousands of fleeing evacuees, and thousands of homes burned in the wake of the mayhem and havoc inflicted by the invading MNLF armed groups. And for what reason and purpose? Mainly for the personal reason, interest and hurt pride of Misuari since he felt insulted that he was ignored in the ongoing negotiations by government with the MILF. But his personal interest was covered up by his declaration of the lofty idea of a Bangsamoro Republik. We are only wondering why the army did not stage the raid on Misuaris house earlier during
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October 7-13, 2013

Keeping the fire on the pork barrel aflame


I AM glad the public and the nosy press have never, never, never forgotten the Pork Barrel scams through the fake NGOs set up by Ms. Napoles. On the other hand, the public should know more about the need of Pork Barrel Funds either for members of the House, the Senate and our President. As a Civil Engineer, both in the services of the Government and Private Firms (after my retirement from government service), I prepared estimates for projects from simple feeder or barangay road projects to the more complicated projects like river control, bridges, multi-storey condominiums or super malls with escalators. In all these estimates of project-proposals, as needed or required, I always add 3% to 7% maximum of the total project cost for contingencies of unforeseen events in the implementation. Likewise, in our Annual National Budget, 5% to 10% is added to take care of unforeseen events or the so-called contingency fund. Certainly, these additional amounts go to the implementers, congressmen, senators and most likely, the President. Somehow, these contingency funds end up like the Pork Barrel. So, even with this, why are the Pork Barrel used for purchases of fertilizers the favorite way of disbursing it? Its because large number of fertilizers are supposedly purchased for rice culture. On the other hand, corn or for fruit bearing trees like coconut or mangoes, only need a few bags so to justify huge purchases would be hard. In fact, our largest areas are planted to coconuts, mostly along the coast, duly fertilized by salt from sea breeze or waves of the sea. Hence, coconut trees mostly found along our seacoasts are lush, dark green and yields high numbers of coconuts. Now, the public against Pork Barrel Scams. Another rally will be held in the countrys prime Commercial and Banking Area at Makati City. All banking and business deals or transactions will have to stop as employees of the high-rise commercial and banking buildings will be allowed to participate in the rally. How much millions of pesos will be spent on this rally? Just asking? The Office of the President has established NEDA or the National Economic Development Authority whose main function is to set up in all Regions the Regional Development Councils or RDCs. Members of the RDC are the Regional Directors of national agencies, Provincial Governments, City Mayors and President of the Mayors League, Congresspersons and even key private sector representatives. The main task of the RDC is to prepare the regions Comprehensive Infrastructure and Socio- Economic plans. The main expected result is to reduce the pork barrel or spending the contingency portion of the national Annual Budget. However, what apparently has been happening is that Senators or Congresspersons pass laws with special projects or programs based on these NEDA roadmaps, overpricing of project/program costs and worse, implement ghost projects which are completed on paper only. These ghost projects are mostly feeder or barangay roads, schoolbuildings or Health Centers. However, due to improvement in technology and communications, like cellphones or the wide range of TV stations, the general public is made more aware of misdeeds or graft and corruption of any branch or executive of government agencies. I am still wondering of the Freedom of Information Bill since privacy, even that of ordinary citizens, are not respected anymore. Imagine, even the most intimate acts of couples, married or otherwise, still manage to be uploaded at the internet and revealed in social networking sites like Facebook. (To be continued)

Imagined images
HAVE YOU EVER sat under a shady tree during a bright and perfect day and see figures and faces among the clouds? You are not alone. People have long seen faces in oddly-shaped vegetables, even Madonna and child in fruits and Christ in burnt toasts. Whats behind our desire to see faces in our surroundings? This is a phenomenon called pareidolia. Not many have heard the term but nearly everyone has experienced it. Anyone who has looked at the moon and spotted two eyes, a nose and a mouth has felt the pull of pareidolia. Its the imagined perception of a pattern or meaning where it does not actually exist, according to the World English Dictionary. Its picking a face out of a knotted tree trunk or finding animals in the clouds. German design studio Onformative is undertaking perhaps the worlds largest and most systematic search for pareidolia. Their Google Faces program will spend months checking out face-like shapes in Google Maps. Google Faces will scan the entire globe several times over from different angles. So far the program has pinpointed an eerie profile in the Russian tundra, a fellow with hairy nostrils in rural Britain, and a mangy creature in the mountains of Alaska, among others. And if they scan Mt. Makiling in Laguna, theyll probably see a reclining woman. Google Faces founders Cedric Kiefer and Julia Laub were also inspired by pareidolia. After witnessing the famous Face in Mars snapped by the Viking 1 Orbiter in 1976 and playing around with facial recognition technology, they became curious about how the psychological phenomenon of pareidolia could be generated by a machine. While some countenances resemble cartoon characters and abstract art, other images appear almost too real to believe it is just coincidence. But why do people see faces in what is quite literally nothing more than a stain, a splotch or a strange rock formation? Some of that is our evolutionary heritage, say researchers. Humans are prewired to detect faces from birth. If you take a baby just after a few minutes of life, it will direct its attention toward something that has the general features of a face. While looking at face-like shapes may seem like just a pastime, it can also be financially rewarding. A chicken nugget shaped like US President George Washington earned more than 5,000 ($8,100) on eBay. The US department store JC Penney sold out a kettle thought to look like Hitler after the resemblance was noted in a social news site. And an American took a bite out of a cheese toast in 1994 and found herself face-to-face with what looked to her like the Virgin Mary. She noticed the Madonnas burnt image on the bread after the first bite and saved the rest of the sandwich for over a decade. She put it up for auction on eBay where it drew 1.7 million hits and eventually sold for about $28,000 (18,500). OMG, with this money bonanza, pareidolia is now my favorite hobby! untang alisdan. Matinahuron, Mrs. Dinah Ugdaog
NI ATTY. MANING GOLO

Dear Mrs. Dinah, Ang Mayor sa Norzagaray, Bulacan gi disqualify tungod kay ang iyang gastos sa election misobra sa gitugot sa balaod. Ang allowable expenditure sa usa kandidato dili molapas sa tres pesos kada botante (Sec. 13, RA 7166). Ang na disqualified nga mayor migasto kapin sa P 692,000.00, sobra sa limit. Nasakpan ang pinalitay didto kay ang kwarta gihimo mang evidensya. Sa ato, way na dakpan kay ang kwarta gisud sa man bulsa. Ang mga botante alisto modawat, sa imong ugangan morag meliwat. Imong amigo, Manny G. Golo 09155595449 e.g.gololaw@gmail.com

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religious concern. That is why what Pres. P-Noy did was wrong to say the least. His indiscretion may have cost some money to Juan de la Cruz. Poor Juan, he does not have enough money to throw away. There are plenty of Pinoys who do not have enough rice on the table to eat. The latest survey on poverty can bear this out. The local Kiwanis Club has been embarking on a feeding program to fill up the belly of several schoolchildren and continues to do so as of press time. What was disbursed by Pres. P-Noy to make lawmakers happy could have been replicated a trillion times to make our children happier. The only consolation this corner has is that they are still deliberating on the cons and the pros of what really happened. It looks like several administration people will be sent to the gallows for this crime of the century. As an aftermath, this corner will venture to go with the demands of those who are advocating for the scrapping of the pork barrel completely. Let lawmaking be the thrust of the Legislators. Maybe more people will now shy away from being elected as Legislators; after all, it is only the lawyer that can craft laws. By way of a remark, maybe Manny Paquiao shall just devote his time to boxing. Let everyone of us concentrate on our fields of endeavor. For example, the entertainers or the actors will have to think twice if they have plans for running an elective position. Look at what happened to TV personality, Noli de Castro. He got elected on the strength of his popularity and even reached up to being Vice President. Where is he now? Back to being the same TV personality as before. There was a time he came to Ormoc to conduct an investigation in connection with his broadcasts. It seems where your field is, this is the only way you can be at home. As the song goes, to each his own. How the current imbroglio will end up, the coming days are worth looking forward to. What is now the new monicker of Pres. P-Noy? Was it pork barrel king? I wonder how his parents will react in their graves. If only they can rise up from their graves, their fingers will no doubt be pointed to their only son. You, you, you ruined us! Can he sleep nights?
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Disqualified
Dear Atty. Golo, Tinood dihay mayor nga na disqualified kay namalit og tag P 500.00 ang boto niadtong eleksyon? Kon mao kana, labaw pang ma disqualified ang among mayor kay tag P 1,000.00 man ang iyang pamalit. Peru wa may mereklamo. Ang Comelec, di diay pwede silay moreklamo? Kining atong Comelec, pareha sa akong ugangan. Di jud ko labanan bisan sa ilang anak perme kong dapatan. Dili mobadlong sa ilang anak bisan tanang bisyo gisudlan. Paita ning akong ugangan. Kon pwede pa ako

This corner condoles with the bereaved family left behind by the passing away of Hon. Nepnep Aparis. He was a consistent winner in the elections. He is always in the winners bracket. The matter of Big C has been the cause of many deaths in recent years. How many millions of dollars have the United States spent in research to find a solution. This is what happened to the scourge of the world then which was leprosy. When a solution is discovered, the germ seems to find some more ways to thwart us. There can never be a long life. Only two people went to heaven without passing through death: Isaiah and Enoch.

The Gospel on Sunday


OCTOBER 20, 2013 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time Luke 18: 1 - 8 And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, `Vindicate me against my adversary. For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, `Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming. And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?

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People, Places

Touched by Sto. Pio: Devotees tell how the saint worked miracles on them

Devotees of Sto. Pio of Pietrilcina recently celebrated his feast day with an early evening procession that ended with dinner at the Sals Bar and Restaurant offered by Mr. Manuel and Julie Torres and family. The Torres couple started the devotion to the saint in the city around 10 years ago. During the dinner program hosted by Edgardo Boy de Loyola and Gloria T. Velasquez, people who were touched by miracles which they attributed to the intercession of Sto. Pio, Jesus and Mary shared their testimonies. Among them was a Franciscan priest from Looc in Lamitan, Basilan who said that after the very day the Sto. Pio statue arrived at their parish, donated by the Torres couple, their town is now peaceful and have been spared the sporadic attacks of rebel groups. Menchu Dayandayan sobbed as she related how her prayers to Jesus, Mary and Sto. Pio were heard while confined at OSPAFMC for kidney infection. Dr. Femia Sarit-Tomaro reportedly told her that the infection was so bad that she faced losing her kidneys. She prayed fervently using

a novenario given to her by now Ormoc councilor Vincent Rama, a son-in-law of the Torres couple, and five days later, she would be discharged with no sign of the infection. Inday de Loyola, the emcees wife, said that on their way to the United States, they spirited two big bottles of Sto. Pio oil and wonder of wonders, it passed through the scanner and was not confiscated. That alone was a miracle, she said, adding she uses the oil to cure all ailments. Sr. Clare, a Franciscan Handmaid of the Lord nun based in Palo, Leyte, spoke in behalf of the now deceased Sr. Josie who succumbed to cancer. She said Sr. Josie may have joined her Creator but because of her devotion to Sto. Pio, she died a happy death. Hours before she died, Sr. Clare said, her pain just went away and on her dying throes, told them she could see a bright light and that Mama Mary and their founder, Msgr. Cipriano Urgel was there, waiting for her. Mrs. Julie Martinez-Torres, was the last to give her testimony. She recalled being drawn to then Padre Pio after she and her husband, Manoling, were diagnosed with cancer. Manoling in 2000

and I, on 2001, she recalled. She prayed for Padre Pios intercession and true enough, they were declared cancer-free by 2003. Padre Pio was only canonized on June 16, 2002. Since then, Mrs. Torres said, were good friends. I ask him for anything, like wake me up in the morning if I have an appointment. True enough, I would wake up early. Their miraculous healing, which Mrs. Torres attributes to the intercession of her favorite saint, made her lead the devotion in Ormoc City. As of the latest count, there are about 200 devotees hereabouts, not to include neighboring towns. She also told the audience, around 250 in all, that her next dream is to put up a chapel for the saint. A cousin of her husband has already donated a lot for it, but they still have to map out strategies on how to raise funds for its construction. At this point, she thanked Mrs. Baby Montehermoso for shepherding Sto. Pio devotees and managing their funds transparently. Mrs. Torres also explained
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ROTARY BAY GIRLS CAN SWING! Officers and members of the Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay led by Pres. Luz Escalon (seated on the swing to the right) pose for lawyer Conrad Conopio at the newly-repaired swings. The Childrens Park in front of the Fatima Church is an adopted park of the club. The park was a project of former congressman Carmelo Locsin, a past president of the RCOB, when he was still a solon.

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s & Happenings

Pagsaulog sa ika-66 Adlaw sa Ormoc!

D and REP. LUCY T. GOMEZ


Smelly Sneakers
Here is another quick tip from wikihow.com on how to make your sneaker smell fresh and clean. Wash your sneakers by hand. Take a bit of soap and water and scrub them down. Then, using a hair dryer and towel, dry them off. Be sure to scrub carefully so that you dont damage the shoes. Put a bit of baking soda into the sneakers. Let them sit over night. When you wake up, the smell will be gone! Use shoe/perfume sprays. Simply spray your shoes with some perfume to mask any traces of odour left in the shoe. Even better, buy some special shoe spray. This can actually get rid of the smell, whereas the perfume just masks it. Try Odor Eaters. They can be bought at shoe stores, they are very cheap and work well!

Inas

Household Tips

By Ina Larrazabal-Gimenez
non-chlorine additive to the soap to help sanitize. Air dry or dry on low heat. If you were going to throw them away anyway, its worth the effort. They may seem tight the first time you put them back on but will stretch into shape quickly. Source: www.wikihow.com For more tips, you can watch Inas Household Tips at PRTV 12 Tacloban Bida ka Inay every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday at 6pm or you can email me at inashouseholdtips@yahoo.com or add me on facebook.

Soak your sneakers and insoles in a vinegar solution. Use about 2 cups of vinegar in 8 litres of water, and let them soak for an hour. Put something heavy on the sneakers to make sure that they are submerged. Let them dry. Use teabags. If you drink tea using teabags, dont throw them away after use! Wash them up under running tap water, dry them up and stuff a few of these into the toe area of the sneakers and put them up at least over night. No more odors guaranteed. Tea leave are excellent moisture absorbers. Consider putting your shoes in the washer. For inexpensive shoes or shoes almost beyond hope, put them in the washer and wash with towels. Add OxiClean or other

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Happy 66th Charter Day Anniversary Ormoc!

NEWS

October 7-13, 2013

Kin cage mentally-ill man for 10 years


Capoocan, Leyte - Barangay Chairman Freddie Samanti of Brgy. Talisay here admits constructing a private prison cell for a cousin who is mentally ill inside their family compound, just beside a piggery and the elementary school. Samanti said he constructed the prison cell for cousin Rogelio Sa- Photo shows the hapless Rogelio Samanti inside his cage. Beside manti Jr., who formerly is a pig sty. had a lucrative life as a fisherman, upon the request of Rogelios City but did not recover. They brought him parents. Rogelio had become violent and the to Tacloban City. Roger Sr. said they sold cell was to prevent him from harming people. some of their agricultural lands to pay for Rogelio, it was learned, has been living inside his medication and treatment but no progress was seen. Running out of money and options, the cage for almost 10 years now. The imprisoned Rogelio, when visited by he had no choice but constructed a private this writer, was naked. The cell was dirty and detention cell for his son. He said that the decision, much as it on one part of the cell was a flattened box as his sleeping mat. Waste from the backyard pigpen pained them, was to ensure that other people just beside the cell was stinking. The cell is are safe from harm. Rogelio can get violent, padlocked like that of a dangerous animal with he said and that he would go astray. One time, no light and Rogelios parents house is only a he said, they had to fetch him from Biliran, around two hours away by bus. few meters away. Roger Sr. is seeking the help of kindThe imprisoned man, even if allegedly deranged, could still talk and carry a conversa- hearted persons or agencies that can extend tion. His father, Roger Sr., said the appropriate assistance that his son needs, he is already hopeless about the condition of hoping that he recovers someday. He is sad his eldest son. It was learned that Rogelio was thinking about what future awaits his son, 46 old already. He had been confined at the now that they are old and only depend on fishNational Mental Hospital in Mandaluyong ing as their livelihood. By Nestor Abrematea

This man needs your help!

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Lunch with some basketball legends. Some members of the PBA Legends had lunch at the house of Imelda Sacay-Berndt on Saturday. The team played against the UV Green Lancers in the evening and won by one point over the young cagers 80-79! The team were invited over by PBA cager Rey Evangelista of Ormoc City.

Cebu Pac is first Filipino carrier to fly Dubai


Manila Cebu Pacific (PSE:CEB) sent off its first long-haul flight at 4:40 of October 7, Tuesday. The daily non-stop 9-hour Manila-Dubai service serves as a milestone for the airline that has made its mark in short-haul regional and domestic operations. CEB President and CEO Lance Gokongwei said during the flight launch ceremony, When you, dear guests, land in Dubai later tonight, it will be aboard the first Philippine carrier to land in Dubai in 15 years. We proudly carry the Philippine flag in this historic moment. When we say we fly to where Filipinos are, we mean it. This was our mindset when we launched our first international flight to Hong Kong in 2001. This remains our mindset as we launch our 22nd international destination now, he added. Data from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) shows that UAE ranks second to Saudi Arabia in terms of number of land-based new hires and rehires. In 2012, there were 259,546 land-based workers deployed to UAE. Department of Transportation and Communications Undersecretary and Chairman of the Philippine Air Negotiating Panel Hon. Jose Perpetuo Lotilla and key officials from the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, Civil Aeronautics Board, Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines and Manila International Airport Authority sent off the maiden flight passengers from Manila. In Dubai, the send-off ceremony was graced by Her Excellency Grace Princesa, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines in the United Arab Emirates. The maiden return flight departed Dubai at 11:10pm (Dubai time) and will arrive 11:40am the following day. The flight also carried 100 Global Filipinos Cebu Pacific is flying home for free, as part of its 100 Lucky Juans contest. The 100 Lucky Juans, whose length of stay in the Middle East without returning to the Philippines is at least a year, will be welcomed with a homecoming party upon their arrival in Manila. CEBs Manila-Dubai-Manila service utilizes CEBs brand-new Airbus A330 aircraft, recently delivered from Toulouse, France. With lowest year-round fares starting at PHP4,999 (AED 349), CEB offers passengers fares that are up to 35% lower than other carriers. It also offers the fastest and easiest same-day connections with CEBs extensive Philippine route network. Earlier this year, CEB announced its support to Global Runner Cesar Guarin, the first Filipino set to run the length of the globe. Guarin did its Middle Eastern leg last May and met Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Jeddah among others. PR

October 7-13, 2013

FEATURE

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OT: Whats that?


ON OCTOBER 27, the whole world will celebrate OT Day. My jaw just dropped when Jackie Serafica calls me two weeks ago, if I would want to write about it. Uh, whats OT? I know PT, even E.T. but O.T.? Well, to cut the story short, a few days later I was at the door of the Able Bodies OT Clinic at Ormoc Height, curious to know what it was all about.
Jackie would meet me and points me to a slipper. I hope you dont mind wearing that. We require our visitors to. Of course, Jackie dearest, anything to learn what OT is all about. So, I meet an OT for the first time. She is the cherubfaced Charisse Angeli Gorgonia Serafica, 24, single and very much available, the daughter of councilor Tommy Serafica and wife, Charivic, who works for the city accounting department. Singlehandedly, she established the clinic just a few months after graduating from the course and passing the licensure exams. Of course, her first order of that day was to explain to me what OT is all about. And shes good at it. From zero knowledge, she was able to fill me up quick, and I am sure she does too, with her clients. back. She became curious about it and read about it a lot. However, she also thought of becoming an accountant. Her mother is one, so why not? But when she observed her mom sifting through mountains of paper, she told herself it was not her cup of tea. Hence, her decision to take up OT. Yah, she added, the thought of landing a job abroad easily also occurred to her. But it was not meant to be. Barely a few months after she passed the licensure exams and while enjoying her vacation at home, clients were soon knocking at their doors. We are given three options by the World Federation of OT. That is to give free services for the day or free evaluations or promote OT by going to school and encouraging 4th year high school students to take up the course. For the past two years, she said, they have been offering free services and evaluations. Last year, they evaluated around 30 clients with autism. Without them, the cases would have been left undiagnosed, she added. Charisse said she was quite shy of being interviewed but there was a need to increase awareness to OT and different conditions that they treat. She said there has been a rising number of cases, and sad to say, some are preventable. For example, she said, some behavioral conditions like attention deficiency syndrome could stem from over-exposure to TV. Both parents are working. They leave their kids with their yayas who just let them see TV the whole day. By the time the parents arrive, they are too tired to even talk to them. Charisse said she had one client whose kid could not talk because he was always looking at TV the whole time. Kids with these conditions, she said, they nurture in one-on-one sessions to learn how to integrate themselves; to express themselves and verbalize their thoughts coherently. They make learning fun for these kids. They have group sessions. Through these sessions, the kids learn to socialize. Its the same with those with severe cases of autism. They try to reach inside the child, for him to discipline his thoughts, movements and express himself in actions. In the more than two years she has operated the clinic, shes satisfied to note of some success stories. She also has had her heartbreaks. There was this kid whose parents simply stopped from sending him to the clinic because they thought he was not making progress. But she knew they were already breaking through but no amount of convincing persuaded the parents. Maybe it was the expense, she said, and they had other kids. Working as an OT is not easy, she added. Aside from taking care of their client, they also have to work with the family or the people who are proximate to them. In fact, she said, they even do caregiver seminars to teach parents how to give their kids quality time or the yayas to handle the kids. On October 27, she said, she is inviting parents, lolas, or yayas who notice something odd in their kids behavior to see them at the clinic for evaluation. Youll be surprised at what we find out, she said. By Lalaine M. JImenea Charisse Angeli G. Serafica, 24, is made of the same stuff as parents Tommy and Charivic are. The couple, who are stalwarts of the Couples for Christ movement in the city, has a daughter with a pure heart.

One of the group activities for the Able Bodies OT Kids are farm visits and horseback riding with cowboys Francis and Jett Serafica, Charisses brothers.

My internets definition of OT or occupational therapy states that it is a form of therapy for those recuperating from physical or mental illness that encourages rehabilitation through the performance of activities required in daily life. Charisse, however, expounds on that. She is also careful to avoid using mental illness. She uses condition to refer to the varied problems of their clients. While they have adult clients, she specializes on helping children with problems that range from severe autism to attention deficiency syndromes. She has made it her mission to help these children be able to mingle with society and overcome their disabilities in social communications. To help her do the job, she has some OJT from Cebu Doctors University who are also taking up OT and already in their upper years. Charisse took up Occupational Therapy at Cebu Doc, which is a 5-year course. She said it is only UP-Manila that offers it for 4 years. Charisse said her first brush with OT was when she accompanied a cousin, Markie, to a practicing OT here in Ormoc a few years

Occupational Therapy

And that was how her clinic started. She now has 62 clients. She has a few charity cases, she said. Since sessions are quite expensive, her clients see her a maximum of three times a week. Right now, she said, her schedule is full that she needs to have a partner. Where to get them, however, is not easy. Right now, the nearest OTs are in Tacloban. Aside from those

Able Bodies Occupational Therapy Clinic

A kid with autism in a session with Charisses OJT from Cebu Doc.

Why OT?

hospital-based, Charisse said she only knows of one or two private practitioners in the capital city of the region. As for herself, some of her clients come as far as Sogod. She even has one from Northern Samar who lives in Palompon at a kins house. She recalls that when she enrolled in the course, there were 13 of them who did but only 5 graduated. However, she heard the numbers of those enrolling in the course are increasing. With her hands full, Charisse agrees her calling is quite lucrative. And yep, she has already junked thoughts of working abroad. I am more needed here, she said, so sweet words from a 24-year old with a huge heart. On October 27, she said, the clinic would be celebrating World OT Day.

World OT Day

A session also includes baking. Photos printed with parents permission except the one whose face is blurred. From left is Gab, Ms. Mylene Legaspina CDU OT intern 2013, Charisse, EG, and Marc. Photo at the left shows OT intern Edith Ty (right) evaluating a kid during World OT Day in 2012.

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WALK ... from P. 16
The Rotary Club raises breast cancer awareness campaign and prevention. Through proper education on symptoms and detection of the disease, we can help these girls and women. Finding breast cancer early, patients will also have better chances of surviving, Andrade said. RC Kandayas partners for the project is EVSU and the EVSU Rotaract Club. Aside from the exhibit, there is also series of lectures on cancer awareness and sharing of stories from breast cancer survivors. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month around the globe. Philippines has the highest breast cancer rate in Asia with 3 out of 100 women contracting the disease before the age of 75, according to the Philippine Society of Medical Oncology in 2012. It is the most prevalent cancer in the country, overtaking lung cancer. By Vicky C. Arnaiz

NEWS

October 7-13, 2013

Malipayong pagsaulog sa Adlaw sa Ormoc !!!

AIRPORT ... from P. 1


works which entails the concreting of the apron and taxiway, as well as the completion of the shore protection are expected to be completed ahead of schedule, or by February 2014. Meanwhile, the landside civil works will be based on a detailed engineering design, which will be bid out by the agency next year, according to schedule. Clearly, this was not an arbitrary move by the DBM, the DOTC, or the Aquino administration. Instead, it was part of the DAPs larger purpose of accelerating government spending to boost the economy, the transport chief remarked. PR/DOTC

STO. PIO ... from P. 8


that the devotion to Sto. Pio will not be complete without taking up devotion for St. Michael the Archangel and St. Francis of Assisi, too. Sto. Pio was a devotee of the two and often wrote how the archangel would catch him when he was tormented by the devil, and how he loved St. Franciss humility and frugality. Mrs. Torres said that Fr. Dennis Soon, who told her this, has already found a core group led by Mrs. Renee Enriquez to lead the devotion of St. Michael the Archangel, hoping it would also grow in numbers. (This piece is rather belated. Sto. Pios feast day was on September 23. It was bumped off for two weeks now because of other stories. Editor)

WI-FI ... from P. 2


The market study was done by Dr. Marietta Sumagaysay, PhD. and Prof. Richard Cagara of UP-Tacloban. Using a potpourri of surveying techniques, the study done on two weekends on six hotels, 14 key informants from the private and government sector, and one tourist from 18 groups that went to the island during those weekends. Dr. Sumagaysay reported their results before a group of businessmen involved in tourism at the northwest part of Leyte. Present also were city councilor Vincent Rama, brother-in-law of Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and the committee chair on tourism at the Ormoc city council; city councilors Atty. Bennet Pongos and Dr. Gerry Penserga. To the dismay of the Ormoc councilors, the same market study shows that of the tourists who went to Kalanggaman and who were asked which their next choice destination would be, nobody mentioned Lake Danao in Ormoc City. Named as the other places they would want to visit are Baybayon ni Agalon and the Sibugay Mountain Resort in Albuera town, Canigao Island in Matalom, Sambawan Island, Jordan, and Agas-agas in Southern Leyte. Baybayon ni Agalon and and Canigao Island were the top two, with 22 percent of the respon dents choosing it as their next destination. By Lalaine M. Jimenea

PAINT ... from P. 16


became more acquainted with each other. The kids were also the hardest workers, disre garding the hot sun bearing on them. In between painting the fences and play area, they would also play, swinging on the monkey bars and sliding down the slides. Their parents, on the other hand, in between painting and talking, would occasionally troop around a vendor who catered hotdogs, fish balls and dynamite rolls, courtesy of Rotarian Rhodette Arevalo. Lunch was potluck with a todie for shining, shimmering humba, puso and many sweet things. Despite the more talk, less work fun activity, the park painting was finished by 3:00 PM with the kids and parents pleased at what they accomplished. The park repainting is part of RCOBs iComplete Ormoc program that em braces various concerns like health, water and sanitation, the environment and education. By LMJ

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MATAG-OB ... from P. 1


end up with Maga mashing their private parts, and licking his finger after he has touched them inside their panties. That the old teacher has been doing the same to his female pupils over the years was also rumored. One of those who filed a complaint against him in 1995 was already a first year high school student. She joined the complainants when she heard about the case, saying she was also a victim of Maga when she was still in Grade IV and around 10 years old. Dubbed EEE in the Courts decision, she would provide the final nail in the coffin that would convict Maga. Maga, through the years, insisted on his innocence. Some complainants also withdrew, including the daughter of a housemaid who later claimed her signature was forged in the complaint. EEE was the prosecutions rebuttal witness. Atty. Evergisto Escalon, private prosecutor for the complainants, presented her. EEE was already 27 and also a teacher when she was cross-examined by the Court. Her testimony remained unwavering. She related to the Court how she was molested at least two times by Maga when she was in Grade IV. Another rebuttal witness was social worker Enrique Udtuhan, who said he believes the childrens accounts were truthful. He interviewed them one by one, in private sessions, without their parents to influence them. The children cried unabashedly as they recalled how Maga would touch them on their private parts. In his 79-page decision, Executive Judge Clinton C. Nuevo said the Court believed the testimonies of the victims. In fact, Nuevo noted, the accused even made a qualified admission about incidents of him accidentally and unintentionally touching the private parts of his students. The Court also debunked the defense that the incidents could not have happened in the classroom, as alleged, because it was a very public place. The SC, he said, has time and time again ruled lust is no respecter of time and place. Atty. Escalon, when reached for his reaction, said he is glad that his clients got the justice they sought for.

This week, we resume the coverage of the European pilgrimage. I am also happy to note that St. Therese of Lisieux has a growing number of devotees in the city (see page 3). The devotion is spearheaded by the Torings who own the Indiana Aerospace University, a flying school that operates at the airport here. St. Therese is the patron saint of aviators and transportation in general. Among her prominent devotees are the Roble clan who are into shipping. Her story of faith is equally touching. I hope to run her story during the week her feast day falls.

MAASIN ... from P. 16


City an ideal place for its citizens. We work hard not for the awards, but for the future of our children and the city. Having good nutrition makes tomorrow brighter for our children, he pointed out. Maasin City, a smokefree city, is also a Red Orchid awardee of the Department of Health. City officials have strictly implemented laws on anti-cigarette smoking for years now, an area where many LGUs have failed. On the other hand, Ms. Dilao of the NNC, in an official statement, said We at the nutrition council hopes that many will follow Maasin City and will have many implementers and awardees in the years to come. The awarding of this year s national nutrition awardees from the Department of Health and Na tional Nutrition Council will be on November 5. By Vicky C. Arnaiz Driver: Palihog lang kog naug sa mga batig nawong be! Pasahero: Kay ngano man Manong? Driver: Kay naay manakop sa mga batig nawong sa unahan. Pasahero: Nya nong kinsa na may mag drive?
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Nurse: Miss, gising na!a Patient: Ah, bakit? Nurse: Oras na ng pag-inom ng gamot. Patient: Anong gamot? Nurse: Sleeping pills.
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Juan: Dagul, bakit ang pandak mo? Dagul: Kasi, bata pa lang ako, ulila na ako. Juan: Anong kaugnayan nun sa pagiging pandak mo? Dagul: Sino bang tumangkad! Wala ngang nagpalaki sa akin!

October 7-13, 2013


REPUBLIKA NG PILIPINAS SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD LUNGSOD NG ORMOC EXCERPT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD NG ORMOC HELD AT THE SANGGUNIANG PANLUNGSOD SESSION HALL, ORMOC CITY HALL BUILDING ON OCTOBER 03, 2013 PRESENT: Hon. Leo Carmelo L. Locsin, Jr. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer Hon. Rolando M. Villasencio, City Councilor, Majority Floor Leader Hon. Tomas R. Serafica City Councilor, Asst. Majority Floor Leader Hon. Ruben R. Capahi, City Councilor, Asst. Minority Floor Leader Hon. Benjamin S. Pongos, Jr., City Councilor Hon. Antonio M. Codilla, City Councilor Hon. Vincent L. Rama, City Councilor Hon. Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas, City Councilor Hon. Eusebio Gerardo S. Penserga, City Councilor Hon. Marina T. Placido, Ex-Officio City Councilor Chapter President, Liga ng mga Barangay ng Ormoc Hon. Corina M. Corro, Ex-Officio City Councilor, SK Federation President ON LEAVE: Hon. Mario M. Rodriguez, City Councilor, Presiding Officer Pro-Tempore ABSENT: Hon. Nepomuceno P. Aparis I, (Deceased, September 30, 2013) City Councilor, Minority Floor Leader PREFATORY STATEMENT WHEREAS, recognizing that natural disasters are usually seen as unavoidable events with catastrophic effects that inflict tremendous economic, financial, environmental and human cost. It cannot be prevented, but measures can be taken to eliminate or reduce the possibility of trouble which can be dealt through proper planning and preparedness; WHEREAS, it has been a national policy, under Section 2 (a) of RA 10121, otherwise known as the
Extra-Judicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late JULIA BACAN FERNANDEZ had left an account with the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP)- Ormoc Branch, under Savings Account No. 0765248532-160 was settled among her heirs per Doc. No. 292; Page No. 59; Book No. IV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Josephine A. Mejia Romero. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte Municipality of Isabel NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC DATE: September 30, 2013 In compliance with section 5 of R.A. No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that PATROCINIO PORMENTERA ALBARICO has field with this Office a petition for change of first name from CRISTITO To PATROCINIO in the Certificate of Live Birth of PATROCINIO PORMENTERA ALBARICO who was born on December 9, 1951 at Isabel, Leyte and whose parents are Ireneo Albarico and Perpetua Pormentera Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than October 15, 2013. (Sgd.) VENUS B. TAN Municipal Civil Registrar Name of Newspaper: EV Mail Place of Publication: Isabel, Leyte Date of Publication: EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013 rrr Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Leyte Municipality of Hilongos NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with Sec. 5. R.A. No. 9048/R.A. 10172, a notice is hereby served to the public that PRAXEDES PAULO REYES, has filed with this office a Petition for Change of Gender from MALE to FEMALE in the birth certificate of PRAXEDES S. PAULO who was born on July 21, 1984 at Hilongos, Leyte and whose parents are ALBERTO V. PAULO and GLICERIA S. SANCHEZ. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/ her written opposition with this office not later than fifteen (15) days after publication. (Sgd.) ERNESTO MA. FULACHE Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013

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Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 to uphold the peoples constitutional rights to life and property by addressing the root causes of vulnerabilities to disasters, strengthening the countrys institutional capacity for disaster risk reduction and management and building the resilience of local communities to disasters including climate change impacts; WHEREAS, all Local Government Units are authorized under Section 16 of RA 7160 of the Local Government Code of 1991, otherwise known as the General Welfare Clause, among others, to exercise the powers expressly granted, those necessarily implied therefrom, as well as powers necessary, appropriate, or incidental for its efficient and effective governance, and those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare; WHEREAS, in line with the governments aim for zero casualties during disasters, the Local Chief Executives are all mandated under the Local Government Code of 1991 to carry out the necessary emergency measurers during and in the aftermath of manmade and natural disasters and calamities; WHEREAS, the DILG through Memorandum Circular No. 2012-35 dated February 21, 2012 enjoined all LGUs to cause the enactment of a local ordinance for the implementation of necessary measures such as pre-emptive or forced evacuation in areas declared to be in imminent danger in times of disaster; WHEREAS, the Local Government of Ormoc is concerned to protect its constituents and prevent the loss of human lives of all its residents at all times; NOW, THEREFORE, on motion of City Councilor Pedro Godiardo P. Ebcas, Chairman, Committee on Public Safety, jointly seconded by City Councilors Vincent L. Rama and Corinne M. Corro; be it RESOLVED, to enact: ORDINANCE NO. 003 AN ORDINANCE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PRE-EMPTIVE OR FORCED EVACUATION IN ORMOC CITY AS A RESORT WHEN DISASTER OR EMERGENCY ARISES OR ABOUT TO OCCUR AND DANGER OF LOSS OF LIVES BECOME IMMINENT. BE IT ORDAINED, by the 13th Sangguniang Panlungsod ng Ormoc in regular session assembled, that: SECTION 1. TITLE: - This Ordinance shall be known as the Pre-emptive or Forced Evacuation Ordinance of Ormoc City. SECTION 2. DECLARATION OF POLICY. It is the declared policy of the Local Government of Ormoc to safeguard the lives and properties of its constituents at all times and in any occasion possible, mitigate the effect of manmade and natural disasters within the area. SECTION 3. DEFINITION OF TERMS. For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms are hereby defined, to wit; a. Disaster a natural or man-made hazard resulting in an event of substantial extent causing significant physical damage or destruction, loss of life, or drastic change to the environment. A disaster can be ostensively defined as any tragic event stemming from events such as earthquakes, floods, catastrophic accidents, fires, or explosions. It is a phenomenon that can cause damage to life and property and destroy the economic, social and cultural life of people. b. Evacuation an operation whereby all or part of a particular population is temporarily relocated, whether voluntarily or in an organized manner, from an area that has been or is about to be struck by a disaster, to a place considered not dangerous for health or safety. c. Pre-emptive Evacuation an order from proper authority for the immediate and rapid movement or people away from the threat or actual occurrence of a hazard to prevent an anticipated situation taken as a measure against something possible. d. Forced Evacuation means an evacuation ordered as a resort when disaster or emergency has been declared and danger of loss of life is imminent, and conditions exist that critically imperil or endanger the lives of those in a defined area. e. Imminent Danger means an immediate threat of harm or danger to personal life and safety. SECTION 4. DECLARATION OF FORCED EVACUATION.- Upon the recommendation of the Local Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council that forced evacuation in the community is needed, the Honorable City Mayor must immediately issue a declaration of the enforcement of forced evacuation which shall include, but shall not be limited to the following: a. Establishing evacuation centers or such places where the evacuees be temporarily housed and protected. To mandate the barangays to determine their own evacuation centers and formulate their Barangay evacuation plan.
Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province: Leyte City/Municipality: Palompon Republic of the Philippines) Palompon, Leyte)SS Petition No. CFN-0009-2013 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, Demetrio Daroy Sanchez, of legal age, Filipino, and a resident of Blk. 17 Lot 1, Northville 1, Bignay, Valenzuela City, after having been duly sworn to in accordance with law, hereby declare that: 1) I am the petitioner seeking the change of first name in: b) The Certificate of Live Birth of ROLITO AYO SANCHES who is my son 2) He was born on July 21, 1985 at Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 753 (H-85) 4) The first name to be changed is from ROLITO to RIMBERT 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) He has habitually and continuously used RIMBERT and he publicly known in the community with that first name; 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) Cert. of Live Birth (SECPA)/ Baptismal Certificate b) Joint Affidavit of discrepancy/ Diploma/Cert. of Recognition c) Cert. of Attendance/ Official Copy of Grades/ Medical Record d) Barangay Certification / Police Clearance/ NBI Clearance e) Employers Certification/ Identification Cards f) Home Development Mutual Fund Members Contribution Verification g) Laboratory Record Form 7) I have not filed any similar petition and that, to the best of my knowledge, no other similar petition is pending with any LCRO, Court or Philippine Consulate. 8) I have no pending criminal, civil or administrative case in any court or any quasi-judicial body. 9) I am filing this petition at the LCRO of Palompon, Leyte in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) DEMETRIO D. SANCHEZ Petitioner VERIFICATION

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meditate on the life and words of Christ to at least have some good and working idea of how we should be in our relation to him and to others, and especially in developing and living that tolerance proper to us with respect to others. Very often, without this union with Christ, without his light, and when we are guided only by our own estimation of things, we either fall short or go beyond what Christian tolerance is. We keep quiet when we are supposed to speak, or we blurt out things when it would have been much better to remain silent. Sometimes, we are in doubt as to what to do, or we get blinded by our passion and start to do things mindlessly and indiscriminately. We have to understand though that to achieve Christian tolerance through our vital union with Christ can only be achieved if we study the doctrine of our faith thoroughly, knowing how the morals organically flow our faith. Then we need to develop the appropriate virtuesprudence, patience, fortitude, humility, etc. We also need to avail ourselves of the sacraments so that the flow of grace from God to us can always take place. The most important is that we identify ourselves with Christ on the cross, when we are eager to suffer with Christ. Its the cross that gets the act together! Email: roycimagala@ gmail.com

Deed of Extra Judicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property the late GODOFREDO B. CASTILLO and SEMIONA P. CASTILLO re a parcel of and Lot 2-C, situated in Brgy. Bao, Ormoc City, containing an area of 100 sq. m. under TCT No. 37508 was settled among their heirs and sold in favor of SPS. GARY CORTES PEPITO and CATHERINE CASTILLO PEPITO per Doc. No. 79; Page No. 16; Book No. XXV; Series of 2012 of Notary Public Raymundo S. Senga. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013

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HAYAG CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION HAYAG RECEIVING AND CHILD CARING HOME, INC. B. Alupang, Fatima, Brgy. Cogon, Ormoc City, 6541, Leyte Tel. # (053) 255-7762/561-9190

Date & Time Found: October 25, 2012 @ 12:00nn Place Found: Lying on top of the table outside a closed sarisari store in the corner of Santa Barbara and Sto. Rosario Sts. of Brgy. Poblacion, Inopacan, Leyte. Said baby was wrapped in a blue receiving blanket layered with white cloth, wearing a diaper navel was still clipped and with a bandage on the right heel. Any interested parties or relatives may contact: Ma. Genevieve B. Rosales Social Worker, Hayag Receiving and Child Caring Home Contact #(053) 255-7762; 5619190; 0921-571-6431 or Mrs. Raquel B. Moralde SWO II, Department of Social Welfare & Development Ormoc City Tel. # (053) 255-4484 or Mrs. Alejandrina Flor Capangpangan Municipal Social Welfare & Development Officer, Inopacan, Leyte Contact # 0917-633-9860 EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013

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b. Designate a staging area where vehicles provided are ready to transport the local residents to the selected evacuation centers. c. Establishing measures to guarantee safety and security of the local residents evacuees in the evacuation site. d. The necessity of the evacuated local residents to stay in the aforementioned evacuation center until there be another issuance by the City Mayor declaring that the imminent danger within the affected area no longer exists. However, immediately after the declaration of forced evacuation but before actual enforcement thereof, the city government shall see to it that residents are informed in local dialect of the need for them to evacuate and that there is no other alternative way to ensure their safety. SECTION 5. TRAINING AND ORIENTA TION ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) shall organize and conduct training and orientation at least once a year on the possible manmade and natural hazards, vulnerabilities and climate change risks as well as knowledge management activities on disaster risk reduction and management within the locality. During the aforesaid training and orientations, the CDRRMO shall discuss and highlight in a dialect understandable and spoken by the residents on RA 10121, otherwise known as the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Ensuring Public Safety during Man Made and Natural Disasters; this ordinance; and other laws, rules and regulations on disaster risk reduction and management. The CDRRMO shall also conceptualize posters, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets regarding risk reduction and management and cause the same to be posted at conspicuous places of the city and/ or if possible, disseminate through radio and TV advertisements. SECTION 6. ENLISTMENT OF ASSISTANCE OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.- In declaring the implementation of forced evacuation, the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Armed forces of the Philippines (AFP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) assigned within the City of Ormoc shall be enlisted by the City Mayor. SECTION 7. REFUSAL OF LOCAL RESI DENTS TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES OR, AFTER EVACUATING, GO BACK THEREIN WITHOUT AN ORDER ALLOWING THEM TO DO SO. In the even that the local residents refuse to leave their homes or after evacuating go back to their homes/ affected areas without an order issued to this effect, the city government as well as the members of the mobilized units may use such reasonable force that is commensurate under the circumstances, without discrimination and with conscious attention to the needs of vulnerable sectors such as children, women, the elderly and persons with disabilities, with the end view that lives are safely protected and secured. SECTION 8. SEPARABILITY CLAUSE. If any part or provision of this ordinance shall be held as unconstitutional or contrary to any existing law and ordinance, the other parts or provisions hereof, which are not affected thereby shall continue to be in full force and in effect. SECTION 9. REPEALING CLAUSE. All Ordinances, rules, orders, and regulations or part thereof, contrary or inconsistent with any of the provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed and modified accordingly. SECTION 10. EFFECTIVITY. This Ordinance shall take effect immediately after the compliance of the necessary publication and posting requirements as provided in the Local Government Code of 1991. ENACTED, October 03, 2013. RESOLVED, FURTHER, that copies of this ordinance be furnished each to the Honorable City Mayor, Mayor Edward C. Codilla, the City Administrator, the City Legal Officer, the CDRRMC, the City Director, PNP, the City Director, DILG, the BFP, the AFP, the BJMP and others concerned, all in Ormoc city. CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY. I HEREBY CERTIFY to the correctness of the above ordinance. (Sgd.) JOEL S. DUERO Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod ATTESTED: (Sgd.) LEO CARMELO L. LOCSIN, JR. Vice Mayor & Presiding Officer APPROVED: (Sgd.) EDWARD C. CODILLA City Mayor Date: 10-8-13

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the height of the rampage in Zamboanga but only done much later. The military could have cut-off the supply of arms and ammunition to the rebels from his house, or they could have encountered Misuari himself if still present during the height of the conflict. That is, if he has not yet fled earlier to Malaysia or to other friendly foreign shores leaving his duped armed followers on their own. The larger question that still remains to be asked is why there was failure of intelligence on the part of the authorities, the military and the police to prevent the armed incursions into Zamboanga by Misuaris armed MNLF groups? Also the lack of intelligence information on who or what groups financed the movement of the armed groups? Are the intelligence funds of the government not enough to gather such information or the intelligence units are just not doing their job? ANNOUNCED ABOLITION OF PORK BARREL JUST A RUSE? The cat is now out of the bag. The an nounced abolition of the congressional pork barrel fund or the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) by President Aquino appears to be just a ruse. This was exposed into clearer view by Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio when he lectured Solicitor Francis Jardeleza during the oral arguments over the petition to declare PDAF as unconstitutional that the President does not have the power to abolish the pork barrel of Congress contained in the 2013 and 2014 national budgets, but only Congress has the power to abolish or amend it under the Constitution. This fact was admitted by the President himself when he said that the General Appropriations Act (GAA) is a law passed by Congress and it is only Congress that can amend it or delete an item in the law. So, what was the intent of the President when he announced the abolition of the pork barrel fund? Was it just a ruse to retain the Presidents own pork barrel or discretionary funds?
Extrajudicial Settlement with waiver NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late WILFREDO LAUDE YAP re parcels of land Lot 5383H-9 covered by TCT No. 23679, TD No. 00044-00661 with an area of 547 sq. m. ; Lot 5716 covered by TCT No. 20885, TD No. 00071-00377 with an area of 7,945 sq. m. ; Lot 5739-E covered by TCT No. 21036, TD No. 00071-00378 with an area of 4,755 sq. m. ; Residential house erected on Lot 5383-H-9, covered by TD No. 00044-00501, located at Brgy. Libertad, Ormoc City with a floor area of 40.16 sq. m.; residential house Lot 1456-K, covered by TD No. 01026-00132, located at Brgy. Dist. Ormoc City with a floor area of 132 sq. m. ; Lot 1456-K, covered by TCT No. 15445, TD No. 01026-00126, with an area of 243 sq. m.; and a residential House erected on Lot 1456-K, covered by TD No. 01026-00165, with a floor area of 48 sq. m. were settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 450; Page No. 94; Book No. 26; Series of 2009 of Notary Public Bruno A. Villamor. EV Mail Oct. 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2013

I, DEMETRIO D. SANCHEZ, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) DEMETRIO D. SANCHEZ Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 4th day of October 2013 in the city/municipality of Palompon, Leyte petitioner exhibiting his Community Tax Certificate No. 24136046 issued at Palompon, Leyte on October 3, 2013. (Sgd.) CARMELITA G. LODOVICA Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Oct. 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Extrajudicial Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late PATRICIA IMPANG (married to the late VICENTE NAPOLES), re a parcel of land Lot No. 7702, covered by OCT No. 15667 situated in Brgy. San Agustin, Baybay City, Leyte, containing an area of 10,973 sq. m. was partitioned among their heirs per Doc. No. 147; Page No. 301; Book No. LIV; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Joseph Carneil M. Bandalan. EV Mail Oct. 7-13, 14-20, & 21-27, 2013

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Republic of the Philippines Province of Samar Municipality of Sto. Nino OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Date: October 2, 2013 In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, notice is hereby served to the public that KEYMEE EBARDONE CABELING was filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in SEX from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of KEYMEE EBARDONE CABELING, who was born on December 29, 1985, at Brgy. Takut, Sto. Nino, Samar and whose parents are Ermito Cabeling and Juana Ebardone. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later that______. (Sgd.) Simeon N. Paringit, Jr. Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013

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

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

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Republic of the Philippines SUPREME COURT Eight Judicial Region Regional Trial Court Branch 17 Palompon, Leyte SP. PROC.CASE NO. R-PAL -13-0395-SP IN THE MATTER OF PETITION FOR ADOPTION OF MINOR KAITLYN ALESSA YAON SPOUSES LOUIS AUGUST LAURENT JR. and ERWINA ARAZA YAON-LAURENT Petitioner. /---------------/ ORDER A verified petition for Adoption of minor Kaitlyn Alessa Yaon has been filed with this Court by the petitioners Spouses Louis August Laurent Jr. and Erwina Araza Yaon-Laurent, through their counsel, Atty. Elroy Raymund S. Bertulfo, praying that after due publication, notice and hearing, judgement be rendered granting the instant Petition for Adoption and that KAITLYN ALESSA YAON be considered as an adoptee of the petitioners, her name be changed to KAITLYN ALESSA Y. LAURENT and to issue an Order in accordance with Section 16 of the Rule on Adoption (A.M. No. 02-6-02-SC). As the petition appears to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for initial hearing, pursuant to Section 4, Rule 108 of the Rules of Court on November 4, 2013 at 8:30 oclock in the morning at the Hall of Justice, Regional Trial Court, Branch 17, Palompon, Leyte at which date, time and place, any person may appear and show cause, if any why the petition should not be granted. Let a copy of this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Leyte, once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks, with the last publication to be made at least one week prior to the date set for initial hearing. Furnish copies of the Petition and of this Order to the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 8, Tacloban, City which is hereby ordered to conduct and submit a case study of the child to be adopted, the natural parents and the adopting parents. Furnish also a copy of this Order to the Office of the City Civil Registrar of Ormoc City, Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Palompon, Leyte, Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Atty. Elroy Raymund Bertulfo and the petitioners. SO ORDERED. Given in Chambers this 24th day of September, 2013 at the Hall of Justice of Palompon, Leyte, Philippines. (Sgd.) MARIO O. QUINIT Presiding Judge Copy furnished: 1. Atty. Elroy Raymund Bertulfo Torres Bugallon, Pob. Del Sur, Villaba, Leyte 2. The Office of the Solicitor General 3. Office of the Provincial Prosecutor 4. The Chief, DSWD, Region 8, Tacloban City 5. The Office of the Local Civil Registrar of Palompon, Leyte 6. Sps. Louis August Laurent, Jr. and Erwina Araza YaonLaurent- Palompon, Leyte 7. The Office of the City Civil Registrar of Ormoc City 8. EV Mail- Ormoc EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 10 Eighth Judicial Region Abuyog, Leyte CIVIL CASE No. 623 FOR: QUIETING OF TITLE REYCONVEYANCE OF OWNERSHIP, ETC. HEIRS OF MANUEL TABADA, SR. Namely: LEONARDO A. TABADA, ANACORITA TABADA FORTICH RODRIGO TABADA, MANUEL TABADA JR. and JUDITO TABADA, Plaintiffs, -versusHEIRS OF NICOMEDES FLORENDO and CORAZON FLORENDO Namely: NYMPHA D. FLORENDO, JENNY LYNN FLORENDO and NIFLEDA D. FLORENDO Defendants, x-----------------x SUMMONS (By Publication) To: JENNY LYNN FLORENDO 135 S. Drillion Street, Los Angeles, California, CA 90057 USA NIFLEDA D. FLORENDO Pathology Department, Western Visayas Medical Center, Manduriao, Iloilo City GREETINGS: You are hereby required within Sixty (60) days after service of this summons upon you to file with this Court and serve on plaintiffs your answer to the Amended Complaint, copy of which is hereto attached with annexes. You are reminded of the provision in the IBP-OCA Memorandum on Policy Guidelines dated March 12, 2002, to observe restraint in filing a Motion to Dismiss and instead allege the grounds thereof, as defense in the answer. If you fail to answer within the time fixed, the Amended Complaint will take judgment by default and may be granted the relief applied for in the Amended Complaint. WITNESS my hand under the seal of this Court this 5th day of September 2013, at Abuyog, Leyte. (Sgd.) Isagani S. Espada Clerk of Court VI EV Mail Sept. 23-29, 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13 2013
Extrajudicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the late SEGUNDINA FALLER and NACIANCINA FALLER had left a Time Deposits in First Interstate Bank, Inc. Hilongos Branch the following Account Numbers TD-DY5 17587; SDA 1001-12-00315; SDA 17553; TD-DY5 14991; and TD-DY5 16974; TD-DY5 14982; and a parcel of land located at Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Hilongos, Leyte, designated as Lot No. 1135, with an area of 1,535.98 sq. m. were settled among their heirs per Doc. No. 270; Page No. 54; Book No. XXX; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Josenilo Marquez Reoma. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013
Extra-Judicial Partition and Quitclaim NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late EMIELIA QUILANTANGMERALLES re a parcel of land designated as Lot 5, Block 1, Psd-08-009686-D, being a portion of Lot 5293-C-2-B-4, Psd-08-001842, situated in Brgy. San Isidro, Ormoc City, containing an area of 139 sq. m. covered by TCT NO. 32159 was partitioned among her heirs and waived in favor of LILY CELERINA MIRALLES ANGALA per Doc. No. 36; Page No. 08; Book No. XXXVI; Series of 2011 of Notary Public Faustino Tumamak, Jr. EV Mail Sept. 23-29, 30 Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013 Extra-Judicial Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late SPS. JUAN S. YMAS and ROSITA A. YMAS re a parcel of land, denominated as Lot No. 5, Psd-08-000549-D, situated in Brgy. Sto. Nio, Ormoc City, containing an area of 5,859 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 33841 was partitioned among their heirs per Doc. No. 655; Page No. 127; Book No. LXXVI; Serial of 2013 of Notary Public Ruben R. Capahi. EV Mail Sept. 23-29, 30- Oct. 6, & 7- 13, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement and Partition NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the properties of the late SPS. SIMFROSO T. ALONZO and JUANA P. ALONZO re portion of 132.50 sq. m. of a parcel of land Lot 1764-C-2, situated in Barrio Ipail, Ormoc City, containing an area of 265 sq. m. covered by OCT No. 12357 ; Lot 2 situated in Barrio San Antonio, Ormoc City, containing an area of 21,258 sq. m., covered by TCT No. 9166; Lot 1776-A, containing an area of 7,364 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 6243 ; land designated as Lot 7, Block 5, containing an area of 109 sq. m., covered by 51910 were settled and partitioned among their heirs per Doc. 443; Page No. 89; Book No. CCCXXXIX; Series of 2012. EV Mail Sept. 23-29, 30- Oct. 6, & 7- 13, 2013 Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the properties of the late IGNACIO YBALAN re a parcel of land located at Magsaysay Blvd., Central, Calbayog city, covered by TD No. 99-01007-00872, containing an area of 92.25 sq. m.; and one storey Building, covered by TD No. 99-01007-00889, containing an area of 29.52 sq. m. were settled among his heirs and sold in favor of CHRISTIAN F. TAN married to HONEY M. TAN per Doc. No. 104; Page No. 21; Book No. XXXI; Series 2013 of Notary Public Alex R. Gelera. EV Mail Sept. 23-29, 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013 Deed of Extra-Judicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the property of the late FORTUNATA SERDEA, and AGRIPINO SERDEA re a parcel of land, designated as Lot No. 4231, C-11, Cad 638-D, located at Anahaw, Hindang, Leyte, covered by OCT No. P-57214, and TD No. 08-1500300519, containing an area of 1,501 sq. m. was settled among their heirs and sold in favor of MARISSA D. DOLOROSA per Doc. No. 35; Page No. 8; Book No. XXI; Series of 2011 of Notary Public. Efren B. Mendoza. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Affidavit of Self-Adjudication with Deed of Absolute Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late SPS. ANTONIO D. LAURENTE and ROSITA M. LAURENTE re a parcel of land Located at Lake Danao, Ormoc City, containing an area of 6.0000 hectares under TD No. 00022-00031, Cadastral Lot No. 10851 was adjudicated unto himself by ROBERTO M. LAURENTE and sold in favor of EDGAR P. CATINGUB per Doc. No. 90; Page No. 18; Book No. XXIII; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Ari g. Larrazabal. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Extra-Judicial Settlement NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late CONRADO MENDOZA, JR. re a parcel of land designated as Lot 2373-B-56, containing an area of 157 sq. m. covered by TCT No. 30440 and TD No. 00048-01790, situated in Brgy. Linao, Ormoc City was settled among his heirs per Doc. No. 406; Page No. 82; Book No. III; Series of 2013 of Notary Public Maria Kim O. Marquez- Juban. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14- 20, 2013 Republic of the Philippines Province of Samar Municipality of Sto. Nino OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Date: October 2, 2013 In compliance with Section 7 of R.A. 10172, notice is hereby served to the public that KEYMEE EBARDONE CABELING was filed with this Office, a petition for correction of entry in SEX from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of KEYMEE EBARDONE CABELING, who was born on December 29, 1985, at Brgy. Tahit, Sto. Nino, Samar and whose parents are Ermito Cabeling and Juana Ebardone. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later that______. (Sgd.) Simeon N. Paringit, Jr. Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013 rrr Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR Municipality of ALMAGRO, SAMAR NOTICE OF PUBLICATION In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1, Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172) / Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2001 (IRR on R.A. 9048) Notice is hereby served to the public that DALVI DIESPE DAANG has filed with this Office a petition for CORRECTION OF ENTRY IN SEX from MALE to FEMALE in the Certificate of Live Birth of DALVI DIESPE DAANG born on November 18, 1975 at the Municipality of ALMAGRO, Samar and whose parents are DALMACIO DAANG and VICTORIA DIESPE. Any person adversely affected by said petition my file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than two weeks. (Sgd.) NELIDA C. BERNALES Municipal Civil Registrar EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013 rrr Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Sale NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the property of the late REMEDIOS BESOTANEO re a parcel of land designated as Lot 5329, Cad 817-D, situated at Brgy. Malajog, Tinambacan Dist., Calbayog City, covered by TD No. 9903006-01008 was settled among her heirs and sold in favor of MARIA LOURDES Y. TAYAB per Doc. No. 222153334; Book No. XL; Series of 2011 of Notary Public Noel E. Masecampo. EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, 7-13, & 14-20, 2013

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Petition No. CFN-0014-2013 PETITION FOR CHANGE OF FIRST NAME I, FELICIDAD H. PARONABLE, of legal age, FILIPINO, and a resident of BRGY. CARIDAD, 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: b) the Certificate of Live Birth of THERESA HUERTA-DE LEON who is my sister 2) She Born on APRIL 15, 1964 at Baybay , Leyte, Philippines , 3) The birth was recorded under registry number 91-1876, 4) The first name to be changed is from TERESITA to THERESA, 5) The grounds for filing this petition are the following: b) She has habitually and continuously used THERESA and she is publicly known in the community wit that first name; f) All her other records shows THERESA as her First Name. 6) I submit the following documents to support this petition: a) COLB OCRG COPY b) BAPTISMAL CERT. c) MARRIAGE CERT. d) COLB OCRG COPY OF CHILDREN e) JOINT AFFIDAVIT OF TWO DISINTERESTED PERSONS f) ID g) AFFIDAVIT OF UN-EMPLOYMENT h.) SPA I,) BRGY. POLICE, COURT & NBI CLEARANCE 7) I have no 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 CITY, LEYTE in accordance with R.A. No. 9048 and its implementing rules and regulations. (Sgd.) FELICIDAD H. PARONABLE Petitioner VERIFICATION I, FELICIDAD H. PARONABLE, the petitioner, hereby certify that the allegations herein are true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. (Sgd.) FELICIDAD H. PARONABLE Petitioner SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN to before me this 11th day of SEPTEMBER, 2013 in the city/ municipality of Baybay, Leyte, petitioner exhibiting his/her Community Tax Certificate No. 11332957 issued at Baybay City, Leyte on September 11, 2013. (Sgd.) NOEL V. MANAGBANAG Administering Officer EV Mail Sept. 30- Oct. 6, & 7-13, 2013

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next year, the Nutrition Honor Award of Hall of Fame. We want to eradicate hunger in our city and we are almost there. In behalf of the people of Maasin, I would like to thank our doctors, nurses, health workers and the cooperation of the people of Maasin in making their nutrition campaign a success. He added that, This is a big challenge for us to repeat the feat of Limasawa as the HONOR nutrition awardee, the highest award in nutrition. We want to bring down our malnutrition rate to 1%. The city government needs the support of everyone, considering we have a population of 86,000. We invest considerable amount for our nutrition programs. Samaco stressed that they do not only work hard to grab awards but is more motivated with the real need to make their
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October 7-13, 2013

Maasin City captures another CROWN!


MAASIN CITY For the second time in a row, the City of Maasin won the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) award of the National Nutrition Council this year. This was announced by Segundina Devota-Dilao, regional program nutrition coordinator of NNC-8. The CROWN award is conferred by the NNC to a town, city or province that has been adjudged by an inter-agency regional nutrition evaluation team as outstanding in the implementation of its nutrition action plan for three consecutive years. This is the second year Maasin won the CROWN maintenance award after being named Green Banner Awardee from 2009 to 2011. Maasin Mayor Maloney Samaco said, We are happy for this national award and will go for the highest nutrition award

Maasin Mayor Samaco (center holding the plaque), city officials and health workers were all smiles as the Maasin City Nutrition Committee was named as Most Outstanding during the regional annual nutrition awarding ceremony. On November 5, Maasin will receive the 2nd year CROWN maintenance award in the national awarding ceremony and P250,000 cash and plaque. Photo by Vicky C. Arnaiz

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Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay repaints Childrens Park at Fatima Church


WHILE ORMOC City was in a whole-day power blackout on Saturday, October 12, causing various offices and establishments to close, members of the Rotary Club of Ormoc Bay (RCOB) decided to make the day fruitful with their families. With kids and a dog in tow, members of the club under the leadership of president Luz Alsay-Escalon trooped to the Childrens Park in front of the Mother of the Redeemer Parish Church to repaint it in candy colors. The park rehabilitation and painting is a continuing project of the club. This year, the club director in charge is lawyer Conrado Conopio Jr. who earlier did a good job in supervising the repair of the broken swings and seesaws. The candy colored paints were donated by Rotarian spouses Michael and Imelda Sacay-Berndt. Club members were also sad to note that the lights and its wirings at the park were stolen, even as it is just located in front of the new mayors residence. Nonetheless, club members are grateful to Mayor Edward Codilla for allowing the welders to get power from their house, as they repaired the swings and seesaws. They are also grateful to city councilor Vince Rama for sending a truck to haul the garbage that accumulated from cleaning up the park before repainting it. The repainting activity did not only strengthen the bonds between the members but also the children, as they
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RC Kandaya spearheads walk to increase awareness of breast cancer

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RC Kandaya led by president Caroline Caycay Andrade and other officers. TACLOBAN CITY The Rotary Club of School. The walk for a cause was also joined Kandaya sponsored the Breast Awareness in by members of the Tacloban City Police, Walk for A Cause on October 13 which Bureau of Fire and employees from private was a huge success, based on participa- companies like Dettie Panis Salon and Spa; tion from different sectors. They were also Akio Mercantile, Carbert Marketing, McDonhappy to note that more men have joined alds and Bayantel. this years walk. Aside from the successful walk, Andrade Participants to the walk assembled at the said that a month-long exhibit on breast Rizal Park at 5:30 in the morning. After a cancer awareness is ongoing at the lobby of short program and dancing to pep them up, Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) the walk went through major thoroughfares main campus. of the city. see WALK p. 12 The registration for the walk is only P10. There was also a bazaar at the plaza. The club was selling specially-designed tee-shirts at P200 a piece and proceeds will go to indigents who need mammogram procedure, said Caroline Caycay Andrade, president of the RC Kandaya. Andrade also extended her gratitude to all the Rotary Clubs in the city who joined the walk: the RC of Tacloban, Leyte Gulf, San Juanico and even the Cebu Fort San Pedro. A good number of the participants came from students and faculty members of Even the all male Rotary Club of Leyte Gulf joined the walk EVSU and the Sacred Heart for a cause. Men can get breast cancer, too.

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