DA pours P 22.64-M to 5th Leyte district towns, PO’s

by EVMail News on November 6, 2013

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Secretary Proceso J. Alcala holds up the certificate of appreciation he got from Hilongos Mayor Albert Villahermosa. (L-R) Leyte Governor Mic Petilla, Rep. Jose Carlos “Boying” Cari and Villahermosa. Seated are (L-R) Mayor Carmen L. Cari of Baybay City, FIDA administrator Dr. Ed Lohoylohoy and DA regional executive director Antonio Gerundio.

This, aside from around P 4-million worth of various agricultural implements raffled off to lucky participants in the forum.

During his speech, he also pledged to give the Province of Leyte a 4-wheeled tractor after Gov. Dominic Petilla gave his nod to establish a program expanding corn production in Leyte.

With Alcala were Fiber Development Institute (FiDA) administrator Dr. Ed Lohoylohoy, Department of Agriculture regional director Antonio Gerundio, and top brass of the regional offices of DA’s line agencies. Also present were the mayors of 5th district towns and farmer-leaders in the southern part of Leyte island, including those from Southern Leyte. [click to continue…]

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ORMOC CITY – The city council here recently passed an ordinance implementing pre-emptive or forced evacuation of residents in high-risk areas when disaster or an emergency situation arises and the “danger of the loss of lives become imminent”. 

The measure, sponsored by neophyte councilor Godiardo Ebcas as chairman of the committee on public safety, is in compliance of Memorandum Circular No. 2012-35 dated February 21, 2012 yet from the Dept. of Interior and Local Government (DILF) enjoining all LGU’s to enact local ordinances for the implementation of such ordinances as part of the country’s disaster risk reduction management schemes.

During the discussion of the ordinance, the council consulted with Ben Matiga, designated disaster risk reduction council officer, as to its need and propriety. Matiga shared that the ordinance is needed in Ormoc, especially that some areas are flood-prone.  [click to continue…]

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CENRO confiscates Antipolo, Lawa-an lumber

by EVMail News on November 6, 2013

cenro multicab apprehensionALBUERA, LEYTE – The Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) here , in cooperation with the Albuera police, confiscated some 342.66 board feet of suspected illegally sourced lumber from a mountain barangay here and impounded the Multicab it was on, in the evening of October 23 (Wednesday).

Mario Tubania, CENRO, said the lumber was a mix of Antipolo and the banned species, Lawa-an. Its estimated commercial value is P 17,000, more or less. He said their informant texted them the lumber was to be delivered to a “Noy Tap” in Brgy. Seguinon, a highway barangay, where they were able to catch up with the Multicab.

Tubania said the anonymous texter informed them that illegally sourced lumber were being loaded in the interior barrio of Sherwood, ready for transporting. They would catch up with the Multicab at the highway barangay of Seguinon. [click to continue…]

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What’s 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 it’s installation has been delayed is not clear as of press time.

What’s 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 it’s installation has been delayed is not clear as of press time.

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Molested pupils in Matag-ob get justice after 18 years

by EVMail News on October 20, 2013

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.  [click to continue…]

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“Wi-fi” is the new necessity and tourists not particularly keen on Lake Danao – UP study

October 20, 2013

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 […]

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Baybay’s Community-based Coco-Coir making project courtesy of DTI

October 20, 2013

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DTI launches community-based coco-coir production at Maybog in Baybay City

October 20, 2013

BAYBAY CITY– The regional Department of Trade and Industry and its Leyte provincial office, in partnership with the City Government here, its agriculture services office, the Philippine Coconut Authority, Department of Public Work and Highways, and the cooperative AFFIRE, launched on Friday, October 4, a “Shared Service Facility” which is aimed at increasing the income […]

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October 20, 2013

ORMOC CITY – City Councilor Vincent Rama, chairman of the committee on enterprises, has finally shed light on reports that some Superdome tenants have been allowed to stay on the government facility for long, despite huge delinquencies.  In a committee report before the Sanggunian Panglunsod on Thursday during their regular session, Rama confirmed the reports, […]

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Former, incumbent EV solons have unliquidated balances

October 8, 2013

AT LEAST eight former and two incumbent congressmen of Eastern Visayas were named by the Commission on Audit in its Special Audit Report for 2007- 2009 as still having “unliquidated balances” on their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) released to various non-governmental organizations, most of which COA found were bogus.  They are former congressmen Eufrocino […]

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