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website: leytesamardaily.net VOL. XXV NO. XXXI http://www.scribd.com/lsde_scribd e-mail: Editorial - lsdaily2@yahoo.com MONDAY MAY 13, 2013 P10.00 IN TACLOBAN


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Officials confident of peaceful EV elections

TAC L O BA N CITY-Elections, security and Church o cials of the region urged the public to exercise their rights to vote as they expect an orderly conduct in todays balloting.
Lawyer Veronico Petalcorin, acting regional director of the Commission on Elections, said that they are confident that with the security preparations they made, the conduct of elections across the region would turn out to be peaceful. We are ready for the elections, Petalcorin said adding that all the balloting machines are functional and now in place in the more than 5,000 polling precincts of the region. Father Amadeo Alvero, media coordinator of the archdiocese of Palo, said that they are urging the voters not only to exercise their right to vote but according to our right and informed choice. And we should be vigilant, securing that every vote should be properly accounted for, Alvero said. The region has more than 2.5 million registered voters who will be trooping to their respective polling precincts today using the precinct count optical scan (PCOS) machines, the second time the country to conduct an automated balloting. The regions voters are to cast 12 senators, a party-list representative, their respective governors, vice governors, board members, city and municipal mayors, city and municipal vice mayors and council members. Both the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army in the region mobilized additional forces to various provinces and cities as part of their security preparations. About 5,000 policemen were deployed by the PNP-8 while almost the same number of soldiers was similarly given poll duties. to page 2
AUTOMATED POLLS. Board of Election Inspector Jaylita Cabringas shows to media and poll watchers of Tacloban City mayoralty candidate Mayor Alfred Romualdez the intact plastic security seal of the precint count optical scan (PCOS) machine during the nal testing and sealing at Kapangian Central School in Tacloban City. PHOTO BY


Soria upbeat of violentfree EV elections

TACLOBAN CITY With 5,000 policemen deployed to safeguard the conduct of elections in the region, the top management of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is hoping for a peace and orderly electoral exercise. In a statement, Police Regional Director Chief Superintendent Elmer Soria sought the support of the public in praying for a violence-free election. We have done everything necessary so that we can have violence-free elections. Security measures were already set, what we can do now is to believe in the power of prayers and it would be more powerful if we do it together, Soria said. He admitted that maintaining a manageable level of peace and order situation in the region is a challenge but he assured the public that cops are ready for election duties. Soria is hoping that candidates at the local level will be true to the peace covenants they have signed earlier. Police have initiated 183 peace covenants signed by almost 3,500 political aspirants. to page 3

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TACLOBAN CITY The archdiocese of Palo has issued a pastoral letter calling on the public to pray and to actively participate for an honest, orderly and peaceful May 13 midterm elections. Archbishop John Du, in his letter, said that it is the responsibility of the Filipinos and the community to be vigilant and to secure that every vote may be properly accounted. Du also asked all Christian faithful to observe their pastoral guidelines particularly to the candidates aspiring to become public servants to show respect for their fellow candidates and they

Go out and vote!

must focus on issues which are important to voters. The right to vote is sacred. It is ones duty to do for the common good. Voting for money is wrong for it continues the culture of graft and corruption. We must listen to right conscience, Du said. Du urged the voters to choose worthy candidates and not by relying on popularity and survey results. The people deserve the most credible and qualified public ocials to serve them and not just the lesser evil from among the candidates. For the priests, the archbishop also urged them to maintain impartiality, saying that by exercising due prudence we shall avoid blame for partisan politics. The priest and the religious are to be signs of communion alwaysBut we should also not fear giving moral criteria for the poor and the youth who make up the majority of the electorate. With the automated election system (AES), our government is at least determined to have a modernized, faster and better form of voting and counting. Despite the various questions regarding its reliability or the dependability of the personnel involved, we go on with optimism. It is our hope that all those who are responsible for AES measures that they have initiated. We are confident that we can achieve our goal of having peaceful and secure elections here in the region, Cubillo said during the weekly media conference Express it at the Park held at the Leyte Park Resort. Inspector Romuel Nacar, information officer of the PNP-8, said in the same media conference, that based on their records, there was only one incident which they considered to be electionrelated. Nacar was referring to the shooting incident of Mayor Jose Ardales of Victoria, Northern Samar.


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strive to make our new polling system work, said Du, also enjoining every parish and mission station to spend time for a prayer-vigil on any day before the election day on May 13. Fr. Amadeo Alvero, archdiocese media coordinator, also said that people should not waste their opportunity to vote this election. Go out and vote! And always vote according to your conscience and not according to the money or popularity of the candidates. (RONALD O.

Tour guiding training held in Maasin City

TACLOBAN CITY With Southern Leyte marketed as the Playground of Eastern Visayas to the tourists, the Provincial Tourism Oce believes there is a need for more professional tour guides to maximize the experience of tourists in the province said Nedgar Garvez, chief of the Provincial Tourism and Investment Oce. Garvez said the Office of Governor Damian Mian Mercado spearheads the conduct of Community Tour Guiding Training and Workshop at SLEMCOOP Function Hall, Maasin City. The three-day workshop, according to Garvez , held last May 7-9 includes: Basic Community Tour Guiding-General Orientation; Tour-Guiding as A Career; Nature of TourGuiding; Code of Ethics of Tour Guides; Pre-Tour Preparations including walking tours and the Actual Presentation. There were 70 participants who availed of the free workshop. It was a great opportunity for participants having Edwin Al. Cuizon as resource person. Cuizon is the best guy to handle this workshop being the national president of the Philippine Federation of Professional Tour Guides Association, Inc. This will boost our tourism industry, increase our pool of trained professional tour-guides and the most important aspect is we are giving job opportunities for our people, Garvez said. Garvez said it is a first of its kind in the province and maybe in Eastern Visayas region. The Agas-Agas Adventure Park in So-


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We are now on a red alert status with our soldiers now ready for their poll duties. This is now the climax of the security preparations that we have laid and we are assuring the public that were doing everything to ensure a peaceful conduct of elections this Monday, Captain Amado Gutierrez, information ocer of the 8th

Infantry Division based in Catbalogan City, said in a phone interview. Senior Superintendent Manuel Cubillo, chief of the operations division of the PNP-8, said that they have done everything possible to ensure that the conduct of elections across the region would be free from any violence. He said that the deployment of policemen to various provinces and cities across the region was just one of the security

god, Southern Leyte has attracted over 100,000 day-tourists for the last two years since it opened, but only about fifty percent are brave enough to fly like superman it its steepest, longest and fastest Zipline in the country. The Park also boasts of cable cars, for the less adventurous tourists. Other priority tourist destinations in the province are the Silago Canopy Forest; the Sogod Bay Dive sites - one of the best in Southeast Asia, Maasin Zoo and Park and Limasawa Island, the site of the First Mass in the Philippines and Asia. (VICKY C.

NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Gorgonio B. Cabaero, Sr. extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over 2 parcels of land described as: Parcel 1, Lot 510, situated in the Poblacion of Municipality of Burauen, Leyte, under O.C.T. No. 15024, containing an area of 778 square meters, more or less and Parcel 2, located at Kaparas-anan, Burauen, Leyte, Tax Dec. No. 09-0041-00034, Survey No. 8439-P, Lot No. 039, containing an area of 4.0690 has. more or less; per Doc. No. 267, Page No. 27, Book No. XX, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Alfredo C. Verona. LSDE: April 29, May 6 & 13, 2013


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Leyte Samar Daily Express

Laoang mayoralty candidate backs out at last minute

CATARMAN, Samar A mayoralty candidate of Laoang town, this province, withdrew his candidacy as he instead promised to give his support to another mayoralty bet. Napoleon Galit, who is a lawyer by profession, withdrew his candidacy on May 7 through a radio announcement and promptly declared his intention to back the mayoralty bid of Gil Adora, the ocial candidate of the ruling Liberal Party. Aside from Galit, who was then running as an independent candidate, also running for mayor of Laoang is Adora and reelectionist Mayor Madeleine Ong of the National Unity Party. Prior to his decision to withdraw from the mayoralty race, Galit was said to have been seriously campaigning and visited all the 56 barangays of Laoang to seek the voters support. He had no line up for the vice mayor and municipal councilors. But on May 7, the lawyer made a public announcement on radio that he was withdrawing his candidacy and declared his support to Adora. Iginpapasabot ko sa publiko an akun pagwithdraw san akun kandidatora bilang mayor san Laoang. An iyo botos sa ak ihatag niyo san kandidato san Liberal Party nga si Gil Adora. (I am announcing to the public my withdrawal as mayoralty candidate in Laoang. Give your votes for me to Liberal Party candidate Gil Adora). Galit announced. He also sought the publics support for his relative, Vice Governor Ram Uy who is running as LP candidate for representative at the second district against Rep. Emil Ong, and all the other local candidates of LP at the second district. In his radio announcement, Galit expressed bitterness but said he was making his withdrawal to make sure Adora will win, and the Ongs will be toppled in Laoang. Peter Paredes, media consultant at the provincial capitol, denied that the Dazas paid Galit to withdraw as what the Ongs believed. The lawyer had no previous experience in politics and it was his first time to run mation. Eastern Visayas has more than 6,000 policemen and only 1,000 will be left to man offices. The rest are assigned in the field to secure polls. Police visibility and checkpoint operations are time-tested anticrime strategies and on Election Day, we will deploy maximum number of personnel to secure polling centers, he stressed. Cops have been on red alert status since May 6, a week before Election Day. Senior Supt. Roel Acidre, chief of for public oce. No money involved, Paredes said. The Dazas, particularly Rep. Raul Daza and his governor son Paul, are the bitter political rivals of the Ongs. However, verification from the oce of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) officers revealed that Galit did not make his withdrawal ocial. Election ocer Nonita Arzadon disclosed that the lawyer did not file an adavit of withdrawal before the Comelec oce in Laoang and therefore he remains as a candidate for the mayoralty race. I verified from a sta in Laoang that he (Galit) did not withdraw ocially. An adavit and personal appearance is required to make ocial his withdrawal from candidacy, Arzadon said. The election ocer further explained that even if a candidate filed for ocial withdrawal of his candidacy his or her name will no longer be removed from the official ballot due to time constraint. The vote that he gets will be considered as stray votes, Arzadon said. (RACHEL V.ARNAIZ)

World Vision Ambassador and celebrity Miriam Quiambao observes an Isuzu scholar working on an auto engine during the Trainees Skills Demonstration held at Isuzu Automechanic Training Center, TESDA 8, Tacloban City, May 9. (RAUL S. TIOZON)

Sec.Petilla assures steady power supply on Elections Day

TACLOBAN CITY Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla assured enough supply as well as the presence of contingency measures so that no outage could disrupt the May 13 polls. There will be stable p owe r supply i n t h e country for the election period, Petilla said. Maintenance of p ower plants wi l l b e completed before Election Day. Standby plants are re ady to prov ide uninterr upted p ower during as well as a few days after the polls, Petilla added. He s a i d t h e E l e c tion Power Task Force (EPTF) has also made an inventory of all the precincts in the country and the corresponding supply availability for each. The EPTF has designated command centers within National Grid Corp of the Philippines ( N G C P ) c o mp o u n d s nationwide. Petilla said the DOE is in close coordination with the Commission on Elections, the National Irrigation Authority and the National Water Resources Board for the duration of the elections. Power updates will be available to the public through the DOEs Tw i t t e r a c c o u n t ( @ DOE_PH) and the D OE website wel l as in various social networking site accounts of the Election Power Task Forc e me mb e rs at a designated time in the morning, afternoon, and evening. For power concerns you may also text or call the number 09175812925 or tweet @ D O E _ P H , Pe t i l l a said. The EPTF includes the D OE as head as well as Manila Electric C o, NGCP, National E l e c t r i f i c a t i o n Ad ministration, National Power Corp, National Tr ans m i s s i on C or p, Philippine Electricity Market Corp, and Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. as members. T h e In d e p e n d e nt Power Producers Association, Philippine Rural Electric Cooperatives Association, Private Electric Power Operators Association Inc, and other associations of distribution utilities are supporting members. (REYAN L.


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The signing of the peace covenants was just one of the preemptive actions against election-related violence, aside from unity walks, prayer rallies and massive media information campaign to ensure that the balloting will be fair and credible. The police regional office will set up security assistance desks to assist the public not only in security matters but also in providing them with basic infor-

the regional police community relations division said the situation of the region days before midterm elections was generally peaceful. There are violence in the past days reported but these are isolated cases and manageable, Acidre said in a phone interview. The Commission on Elections said that 2,576,250 registered voters in 4,390 barangays are expected to flock to 17,328 established precincts.



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To the polling places we go today

overeignty resides in us the citizens of this republic. Such power of sovereignty is best expressed on Election Day. It is the way for people in democratic countries like the Philippines to decide who they want to be their ofcials and leaders in government. Today we elect 12 senators to perform legislative duties, one congressman per district with a similar role; a governor to be the provincial executive, vice governor, who will preside the Sangguniang Panlalawigan; municipal/city mayors and vice mayors who preside the Sangguniang Bayan for towns, Sangguniang Panlungsod for cities. Go out and vote! It is not only a privilege it is likewise a duty of citizens to go to the polling places to express his choice through the ballots who he wants to be leaders of their geographical areas, a democratic principle. We hope that our people will go to the polling

places today already equipped with a strong resolve of choice who among the candidates they want to lead them hopefully an outcome or result of their own personal study and perusals gathered from the declarations of candidates in media what their advocacies are to benet the governed ones they already sit in power. We also hope that our people who will go to the polls today have already painstakingly made researches and inquiries into the personal circumstances of each candidate. Tomorrow, the results of elections will partially be known. Let the winners be magnanimous and let the losers be gentlemen enough to accept their fate. We also wish that the results of this years elections will be credible to save Comelec from the tedious and long tiring process that usually happens in electoral protest hearings.

Election Day Today

We go to the election precincts today to vote for government ofcials: the 12 senators, governors, vice governors, provincial board members or Sangguniang Panlalawigan, city and municipal mayors, vice mayors, city/ municipal councilors or Sangguniang Bayan for towns or Sangguniang Panlungsod for cities. Those elected local ofcials will serve for 3 and senators for 6 years. We suggest to our qualied voters that they be at their respective polling places early and be equipped with the list of candidates they want to vote for. Dont trust our innate memory. For at elections to happen. Let the true spirit of Democracy reign in our land. For this, we the sovereign people should condemn and effectively block the assumption to office of candidates who cheated. We already have read and experienced that at times, electoral protests do not really prosper no matter how much authentic evidences are submitted to prone their cause. The Presidents Matuwid na Daan battle cry of governance should primarily be shown in the proclamation of real peoples choice. Eternal and merciful God, this we pray. Amen.

least we shall be voting to ofce over 20 positions from senators down to municipal councilors. Yes there names are in the ofcial ballots but to go over them and blacken our choices will certainly use up a lot of time. -oOoLets pray that the elections will be fair, honest

and free. Let us pray hard that election paraphernalia will function effectively and well; that there will be no brown-outs, most importantly. We pray fervently that real winners the authentic peoples choice will be the ones proclaimed. We beg on candidates to allow the real results of

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gation that is in their hands to make the election results devoid of any influence other than what is dictated by the conscience. People need to understand that it is unfair for anyone to compromise the lives of the next generation because they have unashamedly sold their votes. With the proper reflections for the dos and donts of the exercise, people will become morally upright and not just become like zombies; they go where they can sip blood. The future of this country or city lies in the hands of the present generation. We are better off to have a President who has chosen to pave the way for a straight path for the next presidents to follow and continue. His Matuwid na Daan manifests his goal to set the country free from the curse of corruption. Consistent with his vision, it would have been better if he did not involve himself with the endorsements of political figures. As the Father of the Nation, he should have been fair and open to all, letting performance and the people decide; as President he cannot afford to create divisiveness among his people.

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When faith and moral issues enter politics

ITS unfair, it crosses the line when people who are campaigning for anti-RH candidates, and reciprocally are campaigning against pro-RH candidates, are pigeonholed as fanatical, narrow-minded and bigoted for being just a one-issue group. This is not at all true. As far as I am concerned these constituents consider as well many other issues that go into selecting candidates they think would truly govern them properly. But its true that they give a certain priority to the RH issue, because while the other issues are important, the RH has a distinctive moment the others do not have. And thats because the RH issue is not anymore a subject of opinion and preference. It belongs to the realm of faith and morals that define the very nature of our humanity. Thats why the Church officials, the bishops especially, when faced with faith and moral issues as they play out in the political arena, make statements of clarification and judgment. And the laity act on them. We cannot deny the fact that the world today is engulfed in a twister of confusion. All sorts of beliefs, ideologies, doctrines and philosophies are peddled in the open, using all kinds of means, legitimate and even the illegitimate. There are even those who call themselves Catholics but go against Catholic teaching and authorities, practically dividing, not only distinguishing, their individuality from their social nature, their personal life from their life as members of the Chuch. They say they follow their conscience, as if to say that their connection with God can transcend the need to be in step with the teachings of the Church and the other human institutions that God himself, through Christ in the Spirit, has established and maintained. They pound on the supposedly unbridgeable gap between what God says and what the Church says. Or they

Today, will know who deserve to be their leader for the next three years. Everyone is urged to go out of their homes and exercise their basic right to choose their leaders. One of the primary rights a free person is given and assured of, by the constitution is the right to suffrage. Every Filipino whose right to vote has not been clipped from him has the moral obligation to choose the leaders that will steer the people towards continued progress and development. It is expected that each man of right age must think of the future of the land of his birth or his adoptive city to sustain its economic progress. The vote is sacred; it is a privilege given to free people. Its sanctity encompasses the responsibility to guard it against elements that could mar or spoil its

integrity. It is the highest obligation of every Filipino to ensure that it is free from all threats or from being compromised. It is also a source of power. It is the only power that is available to anyone regardless of status in life. Spoiling that supremacy is like destroying the right to live like everyone else. It is therefore imperative that we take good care of that special privilege, the privilege to be in the same footing with the rich, the famous, the influential and the powerful. It has been observed from previous electoral exercises in the country that vote buying has become rampant. While people are justified in accepting the money that candidates dangle before their eyes during election time, the public must accept the obli-

can claim that there are moments when the Godand-Church connection is ok, and other times when it is not. In the end, what they have is a selective, biased outlook. They just follow their own conscience and claim that they already follow God without following the Church, directly going against what St. Cyprian once said: You cannot have God for your Father if you do not have the Church for

your mother. This is, of course, if they are still believers. We have to show them that it is not God whom they follow, but simply their own selves, their own ideas, their opinions and preferences. But we also have to clarify things with respect to non-believers. This will take a longer and more complicated process, but it can and should be done. One to page 6

May 13, 2013 - Monday, 7th Week of Easter Our Lady of Fatima Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68; Jn 16:29-33


The disciples said to Jesus: At last, you are speaking plainly without talking in veiled language! We are convinced that you know everything. There is no need for anyone to ask you questions. We do indeed believe you came from God. Jesus answered them: Do you really believe? An hour is coming has indeed already come when you will be scattered and each will go his way, leaving me quite alone. (Yet I can never be alone; the Father is with me.) I tell you all this that in me you may find peace. You will suffer in the world. But take courage! I have overcome the world.

Nabbing not banning

The gullible lot among voters, chiefly those who are easily cowed or threatened, would just do was bid by the politician whose loyal supporters are just too willing to execute orders to ensure that voters will toe their wish to be voted to office. No voter who receives generosity from politicians will ever complain being bought. Election officials could hardly catch vote-buying for the act is consummated with no witnesses willing to testify that such violation had ever been committed. If it is tough getting information from voters, it is a lot tougher to obtain information from politicians and their cohorts who operate clandestinely if not openly, giving what appear to be dole outs for voters. The giver would never admit that the money is given in consideration for the vote because such act is perilto page 6


Rosemary is an investment banker for a major insurance company. Her voice was a whisper over the phone: I just lost sixty-four million dollars of the companys money! Yikes! I whispered back. Do you remember where you put it last? Dont be funny, she said. Its down the drain. Im glad Jesus loves me because Im in big trouble with my boss right now. Say a prayer for me. I did. Rosemary is a real woman of faith. I guess you have to be when you throw a round that kind of money. One thing is for sure: shes confident in the love of God. Jesus loved his friends beyond their weaknesses. The most fearful times of my life are when I think I have pushed God beyond the limits of divine love. But there are no limits to Gods love. Gods love is infinite, enduring the sins of the world. You love me beyond my sins? O dear God, such love is beyond me. Yet, such love is my desire. Teach me to love as I am being loved. Allow me to join Jesus in conquering the world. (Between Sundays by Fr. Paul Boudreau, published by Paulines. Visit us at www.paulines.ph or at Paulines Media Center, Real St., Tacloban City) Sowers Thought: If devotion to Mary is morally necessary in order to reach heaven, then it is much more necessary in order to guide others there. -Blessed James Alberione, SSP, S.Th.D., Founder of the Pauline Family

Many of those who are aspiring for elective office are generously available to voters in need of help. The trend had attracted voters out of every nook to seek for every kind of need that they could avail from these politicians. The corrupt practice linked to elections is a two-way transaction. Politicians some elections ago go out to buy voters to get elected as voters waited like paupers queuing for dole outs from scrupulous politicians who want to get an edge in the voters list of candidates. In recent elections though,

voters got out to reach out for those dole outs and politicians no longer need to seek for voters who can be bought. Tough to nab and tougher to prosecute is the violation against vote buying. Politicians who are out to do everything to win in the elections are just too generous to give so much to the gullible voter who could be easily cowed into voting for the giver. Despite the loose causal connection that ensure those bought voting for the buyer, politicians had developed ploys to ensure that their money will be converted to votes in their favor.

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Catholic Church dismay over report of vote-buying in EV

TA C L O B A N CITY The Catholic Church expressed disapp ointment on rampant votebuy i ng pr a c t i c e in the region that occurred days ahe ad of Mondays election. F r. A m a d e o A l ve ro, s p oke s person of the archdiocese of Palo said that we could expect that corruption will continue to tint local governance in the next three years since candidates have to seek return of all their election expense. I u r g e c a n didates to stop it. They have to respect the votes of the electorate by not wooing voters with money. Be honorable by not resorting to vote b u y i n g , A l v e r o s ai d i n a m o bi l e phone interview. Alvero said that while voters have a l re a d y re c e i v e d money from candidates, they still h av e t o e x e r c i s e their freedom by choosing the right candidates. Candidates have been reportedly distributing money since last week. The amount ranges from P20 to thousands per voter. Buying rate varies on the elective position, number of candidates vying for t he p o s it ion , voting population, candidates chance to w in, and p erceived voters preffrom page 4 ous to the political career of the generous politician. What is appalling in these electoral transactions is that the money used to buy votes are often sourced out of coffers that are often not of the politician. It is the very reason why the giving is so reckless and unmindful. One would think that if the money is hardearned, the giver would be cautious in its distribution, at least ensuring that the money will produce the desired reRepublic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF COURT & EX-OFFICIO SHERIFF Regional Trial Court 8th Judicial Region BANCO DE ORO TRUST & INVESTMENT GROUP, Petitioner-Mortgagee, -versusERNESTO G. YLAYA SR. AND MERLINDA GERONA, Respondent/sMortgagor/s EJF FILE NO. R-ORM13-0008-FC FOR: EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER ACT 3135 AS AMENDED x- - - - - - - - - - - -x

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way or another, it can always be shown that everyone is in need of others, and eventually and, in fact, constantly, everyone needs God and the Church. All this should be done in the manner shown to us by Christ himself and followed by the saints. And that is by proclaiming the truth, in season and out of season, in charity. Always in charity, and never without it, otherwise, the truth would never be the truth! This is a principle that should always be applied even in the arena of politics. We have to disabuse ourselves from the idea that in political matters, we somehow can be excused from the ways of charity, because politics would necessarily involve us in contentious issues. We need to learn to resolve matters in charity. Even in our differences and conflicts, our victories and defeats, we need in live in charity. We have to be wary of our tendency to succumb to anger, hatred, resent-

erence. The priest was saddened knowing that its not only the candidates that are seeking to buy votes but voters are offering to sell their votes as well. The Parish Passults come election time. It is the shared view of many that such money which is wantonly spread to unsuspecting voters are money acquired easily that it is spread wantonly easily. This election is like what people had been used to. Candidates are out to give and voters play as passive takers although some are glaringly selling their votes to the highest bidders. The order of Comelec Chair Sixto Brillantes on the controversial money ban was an idea that is
charges and attorneys fees & expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned Sheriff will sell at public auction on JUNE 4, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. or soon thereafter at the Regional Trial Court, Branch 35, Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, to the highest bidder, for CASH or Managers check and in the Philippine Currency, the following property/s with all its improvements, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. T-27819 A parcel of land designated (Lot 9525-A-2-C-2-B-2-A of the subdivision plan, Psd08-008388-D, being a portion of Lot 9525-A-2-G-2-B-2, Psd-083738-007209-D, LRC Record No. 1802), situated in the Brgy. Masarayao, Municipality of Kananga, Leyte. Bounded on the NE, along line 1-2 by Road 8.00 m. wide; on SE, along lines 2-3 by Lot 9525-A-2-C-2-A, Psd08-001751 and SW, along lines 3-4 and NW, along lines 4-1 xxx containing an area of ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY (170) sq.m., more or less, including improvements now existing thereon or which may thereafter exist. 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 JUNE 7, 2013. Hall of Justice, Ormoc City, April 26, 2013.


toral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said that vote- buying at the local level is rampant but hard to trace and prose c ut e . (SARWELL


NOTICE is hereby given that Tomas V. Zabala, Brigida Zabala-Abrantes, Rufino V. Zabala, Temotea Zabala-Bardo and Modesta Zabala-Remeticado extrajudicially settled and partitioned over a parcel of land, Lot 1107-A, Psd-08-021285-D, located in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Hilongos, Leyte, covered by Tax Dec. No. 05-14038-00510, containing an area of 1.6847 hectares and assessed value of P61,103.64 and adjudicated and forever cede a portion unto Modesta Zabala-Remeticado which is Lot 1107A-2, per Doc. No. 315, Page No. 64, Book No. XVIII, Series of 2013 of Notary Public Atty. Joseph Fulache. LSDE: May 6, 13 & 20, 2013


laudable but the approach and strategy was found by many as detestable. It was deemed afoul to the view of many sectors which considered the ban unconstitutional. It would have been better if the ploy was just to ban small bills as it would discourage candidates from parting with large bills for a single uncertain vote. The best way still is just to implement existing election laws by nabbing votebuyers. Comments to alellema@yahoo. com

WHEREAS, by virtue of an order of Execution issued by the Hon. Judge of the Municipal Trial Court, Naval, Biliran, in Civil Case No. 768, wherein Gerardo S. Espina, doing under the style of GSE Lending is the plaintiff and SPS. Jose M. Paras and Irma D. Paras, defendants for the recovery of the sum of, with interests, costs, etc. including all expenses of execution, levy was made thru the Municipal Assessors Office of Naval, Biliran, Province, on the rights interests and participation of the said defendants Jose and Irma Paras in the real property more particularly described as follows: TAX DECLARATION NO. 00441

Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT Branch 16 Naval, Biliran GERARDO S. ESPINA, Jr., doing Under the style GSE Lending, Plaintiffs, -versusSPS. JOSE M PARAS and IRMA D. PARAS Respondents Civil Case No. 768 (MTC Naval-Biliran0 FOR: SUM OF MONEY x- - - - - - - x NOTICE OF SALE OF EXECUTION OF REAL PROPERTY

It is an irrigated Riceland at Brgy. Bato, Biliran Province with an area of 3497600 has. With an OCT/ CTC/CLOA No. P-2171 Cad. No. 1671 assessors lot no. 10 with assessed value of Php 24,440.00 and declared in the name of Maria Irma D. Paras of Cogon, Ormoc City, bounded as follows: NORTH: (1667)07 EAST: (1664-p)21,22.23 SOUTH: (1670109) WEST: National road NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of said Order of Execution and in accordance with Rule 39, Section 19, of the Rules of Court, the undersigned will SELL at PUBLIC AUCTION the Highest Bidder for CASH and in Philippine currency, on MAY 23, 2013, at 9:00 oclock in the morning or soon thereafter at the Office of the Clerk of Court, RTC, Br. 16, Larrazabal, Calumpang, Naval, Biliran Province., the rights interests and participation of the defendants Sps. Jose and Irma Paras, in the above described real property in order to satisfy said order of execution, together with interests, costs, sheriffs fees and the expenses of sale. In the event the public auction should not take place on said date, it shall be held on April 24, 2012 on the same time and place without further notice. Naval, Biliran this 24th day of April 2013.

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NOTICE is hereby given that heirs of the late Primitivo Bagacino extrajudicially settled, partitioned and adjudicated over a parcel of land, Cad. Lot No. 474, located at Brgy. Gov. E. Jaro, Babatngon, Leyte, containing an area of 2.9280 has. and covered by Tax Dec. No. 2008-04008 00087. A Deed of Sale was executed in favor of Maricel Siguan-Senchina married to Jeffrey Senchina as vendee for hte above-described property; per Doc. No. 400, Page No. 80, Book No. 1, Series of 2012 of Notary Public Atty. Von Kaiser P. Soro. LSDE: April 29, May 6 & 13, 2013 interest & penalties but excluding attorneys fees, sheriffs fees and other charges & expenses of foreclosure, the undersigned sheriff will sell at public auction on June 5, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Ofce 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 therein, to wit: TRANSFER CERTIFICATE OF TITLE NO. 121-2012000487 Register of Deeds of Ormoc City A parcel of land designated as Lot 3, Block 3 of the consolidation, subdivision plan, Pcs-08-000947, being a portion of Lot 7385-B-2-A1-H, Psd-08-015966-D and Lot 7385-B-2-B-2, Psd-08016333-D, situated at Brgy. Dolores, City of Ormoc, Island of Leyte. Bounded on the NW., along line 1-2 by Lot 32, Blk. 3, on the NE., along line 2-3 by Lot 2, Blk. 3; on the NE along line 3-4 by road Lot 2 (8.00 m. wide; and on the SW. along line 4-1 by Lot 4, Blk. 3 all of this consolidation subdivision. Beginning at a point marked 1 on plan, being 43 deg. 36E., 665.72 m. BLLM No. 114, Cad. 256, Ormoc Cad.; thence N. 61 deg. 24E., 15.00 m. to point 2; thence S. 28 deg. 35E., 20.0m. to point 3; thence S. 61 deg. 24W., 15.00 m. to point 4; thence N. 28 deg. 35W., 20.00 m. to point of beginning, containing an area of Three Hundred (300) square meters. Registered in the name of Julius Ebero Gamoza and Ann Geleen Dela Cruz Gamoza. 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 June 11, 2013 without further notice.


LSDE: May 6, 13 & 20, 2013

(Sgd.) LUDENILO S. ADOR Sheriff IV

Upon extra judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by BANCO DE ORO TRUS & INVESTMENT GROUP, with postal and principal address at 16th Floor, BDO South Tower, 7896, Makati Avenue, Makati City against ERNESTO G. YLAYA SR. and MERLINDA GERONA, Brgy. Masarayao, Kananga, Leyte, to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of March 31, 2012, amounted to ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED SEVENTY ONE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED THIRTY & 82/100 (P1,671,130.82), excluding liquidated damages, penalties,

LSDE: May 6, 13 & 20, 2013


Upon Extra-judicial petition for sale under Act 3135 filed by Philippine Savings Bank against Sps. Julius Ebero Gamoza & Ann Geleen Dela Cruz Gamoza to satisfy the mortgage indebtedness which as of July 19, 2012 amounts to One Million Seven Hundred Twenty Three Thousand Four Hundred Twenty Four Pesos & 99/100 only (P1,723,424.99), including

LSDE: May 6, 13 & 20, 2013

(Sgd.) ZENEN B. PURAY, JR. Sheriff IV

Monday, 13 May 2013

TACLOBAN CITYS e c t or a l p ar t y - l i s t group Migrante has asked President Benigno Aquino III to recall ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ezzadin Tago for alleged inefficiency and mishandling of stranded Filipino workers in the Philippine embassy in Riyadh. We support and

Recall of PH Saudi envoy sought

join the demand of the various Filipino organizations and the 7,500 stranded OFWs in Saudi Arabia to immediately recall ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ezzadin Tago, said John Leonard Monterona, the groups vice chairp ers on, adding t hat Tago has shown himself as a sitting duck and inutile who cant provide protection and promote the rights and welfare of OFWs especially the stranded, distressed and abused in the Kingdom. Monterona added that instead of helping the stranded OFWs who have camped inside the embassy since May 4, Amb. Tago used the same old tactics in harassing the stranded OFWs to force them leave Philippine embassy compound in Riyadh. The camp out was held to call the governments attention for their free, swift, mass repatriation of trapped OFWs. Monterona said that on the second day of the encampment, Tago allegedly ordered his staff to cut off the electricity and water lines where the 120 stranded OFWs, mostly women and some with children, have stayed at the old canteen inside the embassy. Monterona added t h at Ta g o a l l e g e d l y ordered the embassy closed and the donations for the stranded OFWs coming f rom various Filipino organizations such as food, water, and sanitation were confiscated. He also slammed the ambassador for reportedly claiming that the embassys operation have been affected due to the ongoing protest We cant understand allegedly instigated by why Amb. Tago is forcMigrante. ing the stranded OFWs leave the Philippine embassy compound who only wanted a sanctuary inside the PH embassy while awaiting the assurance and plans of the embassy for their repatriation. The embassy is supposedly the most secured place for our stranded, distressed, and abused OFWs, said Monterona in an interview with Leyte Samar Daily Express. Tago certainly does not know his job and responsibilities as head of Philippine mission i n S au d i A r a b i a i n terms of providing as-


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sistance to distressed and stranded OFWs. He said he wanted to secure the embassy compound and yet he is not providing security and relief to stranded OFWs. Rather, Tago is terrorizing the stranded OFWs just to force the stranded leave the PH embassy compound, added Monterona. Saudis new employment policy has resulted to the campout of about 4,000 stranded OFWs who are mostly undocumented in Tent City Jeddah, Migrante said.

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Empowering the youth, driving PH football forward

Manila, Philippines. May 14, 2013 Fo otb a l l to ok t he country by storm when the Philippine Azkals sur pr is e d t he world with their outstanding performance in the 2010 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup. The fiery form of the Filipino footballers spearheaded by the likes of Chieffy Caligdong, Neil Etheridge, and Phil Younghusband earned the Philippines rite of passage to the Southeast Asian football scene. With the international victor y of the Azkals as inspiration, Su z u k i P h i l ippi n e s , the only integrated automobile and motorcycle company in the countr y, has worked together with the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) to serve as a catalyst in making Philippine football truly world-class by launching thePFF Suzuki U23 National Cup. Since it started in 2011, the PFF Suzuki Cup remains to be the premiere showcase for dis covering and developing home-grown f o o t b a l l t a l e n t s . It builds on the momentum started by the Azkals breakthrough and seeks to be the springboard for more Filipino football success stories. Committed to de-

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veloping both football and the Filipino youth by holding tournaments across the country, Suzuki has already touched the lives of many young players from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao with this program. On its 3rd year now, the PFF Suzuki U23 Cup strives to be the football program designed to identif y, enhance, and sustain the skills and overall potential of young native football players. By tapping schools, barangays, local football clubs, and regional groups to participate in the various levels of competition, the tournament provides future, promising, and young Philippine Azkal players the opportunities to hone their skills, fuel their passion and strengthen their drive to excel on the playing pitch. Set to kick off this

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