Friday, April 29, 2016

Unpresidential




DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “rape joke” is not only tasteless and insensitive; it is more so unpresidential.

His excuse that it was just “gutter language” and was speaking the language of the masses not only betray his lack of sensitivity and empathy; it also speaks ill of the Filipino people for they find insensitivity funny. His loyal supporters have come out in droves to defend the Davao mayor. But in their defense, they not only showed how insensitive they are as a group; they also displayed a naïve belief that all of Mr. Duterte’s words and actions would move the country out of the economic quagmire it is in.

Mr. Duterte may be his own man. He may want to do things his way. It would have been alright if he would only be representing himself. But when he aspired for the country’s highest post, he should have understood that he would end up bearing the whole Filipino nation. His pronouncements, anecdotes and speeches have blurred the lines between jokes, seriousness and utter absurdity. His motherhood statements on stopping crime altogether in three to six months is not only unrealistic; it is pretty much deranged. And with the way he explains what he would do, he may end up stopping all crimes in the country by committing the biggest crime by killing all crime suspects without due process.

Right off the bat, Mr. Duterte has been flip-flopping on all issues. He filed his candidacy for President at the last minute after playing out a guessing game on whether he will or won’t. Since then, he has been stating conflicting statements on all issues under the sun.

As disturbing as this, the most alarming situation now is that a lot of people believe him. Surveys have shown Mr. Duterte either on top or near the top. And if this trend continues, he may indeed end up winning the presidential race.

And from all angles, it will not bode well for the country and its people. The fallout from his “rape joke” had the Australian and United States embassies calling for him to be more sensitive. He replied by saying he would cut ties with the two countries if he wins. His recklessness and immaturity in responding to diplomats point to a direction wherein the country may end up severing all ties to all countries that would criticize him should he win.


Yet the biggest danger lies on his inability to listen to others. From his stories, pronouncements and statements, he intends to become judge, jury and executioner. And since he would not be able to inflict his kind of governance on other countries and nationalities, the Filipino people whom he should be leading and uplifting may end up becoming his biggest victims.

Gloria, Oriental Mindoro Lakbay Aral in Laoag City

Gloria, Oriental Mindoro Lakbay Aral. Laoag Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas welcomes the employees and officials of the municipality of Gloria (Oriental Mindoro) headed by Gloria Vice Mayor Ramon G. Solas. The group travelled to Laoag as part of their Lakbay Aral to on March 18, 2016. (Doms dela Cruz)


That great generation




(Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda during the Forum on Making Renewable Energy a Vehicle for Inclusive Growth on 26 February 2016 at the IFC Headquarters in Bonifacio Global City)

We toil today to provide a brighter future for our children. But that future can be bleak, dark and dirty if we go business as usual, if we continue to burn fossil fuels, if we continue to believe that coal is cheap, if we continue to rely on oil to fuel our needs.

The late Nelson Mandela once said, “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation.”

Yes, we can be that generation. We can do so much to change the way we fuel our development so that we leave a greater future for our planet, for our children.

Is it not ironic that 16 million Filipinos continue to live in the dark due to lack of access to electricity when we have more than 200,000 megawatts of untapped renewable energy capacity? This is thirteen times more than our current installed capacity.

Before I proceed to discuss renewable energy development in the Philippines, allow me first to correct the long-held belief that “coal is cheap”.

Coal is definitely not cheap. Coal affects our health, kills biodiversity and the environment, affects our waters, pollutes the air we breathe and increases the risk of climate change. If we input all of these in the cost of coal, we can no longer say that coal is cheap.

As a developing nation, the Philippines needs more energy, but it cannot be “we need power at all costs and we will develop at all costs.”

Why do places with no renewable energy resources have more RE than us? Germany is known as the solar capital of the world, but only receives half the sunlight of the Philippines. In Europe, they are scaling down on coal, while the Philippines has approved 21 new Environmental Compliance Certificates (ECC) for coal as of 2015.

The sustainable development-energy nexus requires an urgent examination of how we can tap on the power of innovation and new technologies to provide for the energy we need in a sustainable and inclusive manner. 

I was among the co-authors of the Renewable Energy Law in 2008. Our laws are hailed as among the best in the world, but without strict and effective implementation they are of very little use. At the time, people considered that renewable energy sources like wind and solar would only become a small share of the energy mix. Since then, we have seen installations increase, with hundreds of megawatts of solar and wind in excess of even the Department of Energy’s (DOE) targets back then. But we are still far away from tapping and maximizing REs potential.

What is the potential of renewable energy for the Philippines?

The major forms of RE being utilized in the country today are geothermal, hydro, biomass, solar and wind.  Ocean energy is also currently being developed, although not yet in use.

The DOE’s estimates on the country’s untapped renewable energy resources are as follows:
·5.1 kilowatt-hour per square meter per day for solar
·13,097 megawatts for hydropower
·2,600 megawatts for geothermal
·70,000 megawatts for wind
·170,000 megawatts for ocean

We are a country rich in renewable energy, the amount of sun and wind is more than enough to power our entire country many times over, and we must take greater steps to harness these abundant natural resources to ensure a sustainable future.

The National Renewable Energy Program has set out aggressive targets on renewable energy development from 2011-2030, aiming to increase RE capacity to 15,304 megawatts by the year 2030.

We have the legal framework that provides the necessary policy mechanisms such as the Feed-in Tariff, Net Metering, Renewable Portfolio Standards, Green Energy Option, Renewable Energy Market, and other fiscal incentives such as income tax holiday. 

There have been challenges, however, in our efforts to fast-track the development of our renewable energy resources more aggressively. Impacts on electricity pricing have been a major consideration among our regulators, particularly as we already have one of the highest electricity rates in the world. 

But we take note of the DOE’s efforts on streamlining the Renewable Energy application process of service contracts. The agency has fast tracked the approval of pending service contracts by cutting the application process from two years to 45 days. Though there had been a significant increase on renewable energy installations, RE only accounts for more than a third of the country’s total energy demand, thus, still not reaching its maximum potential. 

There are two compelling reasons for accelerating the development and utilization of renewable energy in the country—energy self-sufficiency and environmental sustainability.

Growth is difficult to imagine without energy; and energy that does not take into consideration the needs of future generations can only destroy and not build. Development, progress, and quality of life cannot be the exclusive domain of a few.

Inclusive growth begins with making basic services available to all.  Fostering the participation of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the regional and global markets, much less in the domestic supply chain, will not happen unless energy access is guaranteed to everyone.

With the onset of technological innovations in energy, achieving universal access to clean energy technologies is within reach. As I have mentioned earlier, estimates indicate that we have more than 200,000 megawatts of untapped renewable energy capacity. Failure to develop these capacities would be unforgivable.

The government needs to focus on promoting the growth of the low-carbon economy as a means to create jobs and curb carbon emissions. 

Other countries are already gaining jobs and riches from renewables. In Europe, 650,000 jobs have been created in the renewable energy sector. The US employs 75,000 citizens in the wind industry and more than 100,000 in the solar industry.

It has been found that renewables, as opposed to fossil fuel industries such as coal, often produce higher-value, better paying, cleaner, healthier jobs. With hundreds of thousands of untapped renewable energy resources and the legal framework to develop RE in the Philippines, renewable energy is sure to create thousands of good jobs for Filipinos.

Moreover, renewable energy is recognized as a long-term solution to the global effort to avert climate change. It could help mitigate the environmental impacts of our expanding energy use. But at the same time, the energy sector must be climate-proof. This is crucial for the Philippines, which is among the top five countries most vulnerable to climate impacts and natural hazards.

The energy infrastructure system receives the brunt of disaster impacts. This results in disruptions in businesses and in the delivery of services.

Interconnecting systems is considered as one of the most critical features of the energy sector. Natural hazards put the highly interdependent energy system at risk.  Disturbances in the energy system, in turn, upset economic activities and cause distress to other critical infrastructure sectors, like transportation, water supply and communications.

We need to give focus on risks, as understanding our vulnerabilities supports decision-making in the context of climate change. 

The approach we must advance is the incorporation of information parameters and benchmarking in carrying out vulnerability assessments and emergency response planning. Our aim is to identify major energy networks that may be compromised by natural hazards. 

I have authored two laws, the Climate Change Act of 2009 and the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, which mainstream disaster risk reduction management and climate change adaptation in the development processes in policy formulation, socio-economic development planning, budgeting and governance in critical areas, including the energy sector. 

Our experiences with Typhoon Haiyan in 2013, whose intensity is unmatched in recent history, give us crucial lessons.  The total damage to the electricity sector then was estimated at US$ 155 million. The distribution utilities were the hardest hit, which accounted for 76 percent of the total damage to the energy sector, causing disruptions in electricity supply to residential consumers and public buildings. 

This underscores the importance of building adaptability in the energy sector.  Climate proofing the energy infrastructure has clearly become a necessity. The government must work with the private sector to develop clean and energy-efficient, climate-friendly technologies.

Last year, the Philippines committed to achieve the goals under the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the country’s Intended Nationally-Determined Contributions.

The energy sector has a crucial role to play in achieving these goals. My challenge to all of you today, both government and the private sector, is to put climate action and the sustainable development goals at the core of your mission and at the heart of your respective organizations’ programs and development agenda.

This forum is indeed an opportunity to involve ourselves in the continued sharing of information and experiences that facilitate the development of our respective capacities and potentials.  Towards this end, we can show solidarity, share scientific knowledge, and work within the framework of mutually beneficial partnerships.


Together, let us tread the path that will lead our nation towards a brighter, livable, resilient and sustainable future.

A vow to remember



By Demetrio T. Ubay
Contributor

“Education is something you can’t lose and it is only the wealth that we can give you.” This line was often times reiterated by my tatang and inang over dinner when we were young. It was in the same stage also that I have already fathomed a bitter sweet reality—life isn’t a bed of roses. Some of us are born with a silver spoon, some of us aren’t, and our family belonged to the latter. It might be easy for some to get educated and fulfill their dreams especially those who belong to the former. But a whole lot different if you have six siblings who live under the same roof of poverty. When the only means of living was the meager income of your parents who were both little farmers. 

The reiterated line and our condition made me believe it would be the wisest choice to get educated as much as I can regardless of paucity. It was in the same stage of my life too when I thought education was the only way to realize my young dream of making my parents happy and proud of me. So I vowed to become somebody. I have promised myself that their toils and sacrifices will all be paid off someday somehow.  I never thought of anything that would uplift our lives except to educate myself and find a good job right after. I believed in the nobility of education as the only key for me towards my aspirations in life and to overcome poverty.

Thus I took the craggy race, traveled the dusty road, and struggled the winding road towards those promises. I chose to be stolid and strong amidst life’s challenges just to get in the finish line. I have worked very hard. There were cries. There were failures. It wasn’t easy. But the reiterated lines of tatang and inang and the vow when I was young personified my steadfastness and resiliency to get an elementary certificate to a college diploma. All of which were realized. I became a teacher by profession. I was never wrong that my diploma and my siblings’ triumphs have made our parents happy and proud of us.

I taught young souls. For 19 years as a classroom teacher I came to understand that indeed the best teachers are patient, understanding, and kind. They can put themselves in their learners’ shoes and imagine what they are thinking and feeling, thus anticipating what they need in order to learn and thrive. When a learner is struggling, good teachers hide their frustration and refrain from making disdainful comments that only make the situation worse. Instead, compassionate teachers try anything and everything in order to reach each and every learner. It can be challenging at times, but great teachers know what separates them from the rest of the pack is the heart and soul they bring in the classroom. I was hopeful I was one of those teachers as perceived by my pupils for that nineteen long arduous years.

I was once also a teacher who inspires. Like my tatang and inang, I repeatedly uttered the lines, “You might never succeed until you realize that your life is in your hands and no matter how bad, your success can never be determined by your situation.”

Again I understood, life isn’t a bed of roses, and so is teaching. Teachers are faced with numerous problems and setbacks which tested our patience and determination. The same old glitches like lack of good and well-edited textbooks, shortage of teaching materials, degrading values of pupils, and many more. Then I thought if not for our poor state and how corrupt our political leaders and higher ups are it would have been easier to provide these scarcities. But how many of us believe our failure and stagnancy is a result of the poor government and economy of our country? Of course we don’t put all the blame to the two. Let’s put it this way, each of us has a share to make. Then maybe we could make a difference to these usual digs.

But there came a time when I was no longer contented of just being a classroom teacher.  Maybe because of these grievances that I wanted a little difference in the picture. Or more like, I wanted to inspire teachers to do more, to do better, and be the best of whatever they are.  Indeed, my spirit thirsted for a bolder responsibility, which led me to where I am now, a school administrator.

These made me think that if the government couldn’t afford to give teachers what they really deserve then maybe we could still stand that teaching remains to be the noblest profession. Well, teachers are regarded with the utmost degree of admiration and recognition. Who wouldn’t if they selflessly devote themselves to mold the character and the mind of the human individual through their inspiring and enjoyable lessons every day. Though a barrel of obstacles come their way, from the inadequacy of learning materials to the overcrowding of learners in just one diminutive room, they enjoyably teach the ABCs to the 123s of life. With all these predicaments, they unwaveringly direct remedial and reinforcement measures to resolve inevitable learning problems. With the multi-colored behaviors of learners, they unceasingly inculcate the essence of Values Education to the minds of the young to minimize in anyway the growing number of delinquencies among students. Hail to the teachers! Hail to us!

Thanks to my wide experiences as a classroom teacher and my realizations in the field of teaching that I chose to be compassionate. Just administration. Effective and affective instruction. Competent and talented learners. Well-equipped and upgraded facilities. Now, these are just some of my aspirations as a school principal. Again, thanks to experiences which taught me to become better. Thank God that there are seminars which reiterate the basic things that we should behold.

At this point in my life, I feel gratified, satiated, and nurtured. More than just the rejuvenation these things bring me, and the personal and professional growth, the appreciation of people, the smiles of the pupils, and the teachers’ gratitude nurture and rebuild the fast growing passion for this job laid on my hands.

Moreover, I come to understand that the situations in the educational landscape before and nowadays may remind us that mediocrity is of no place in this era. That a teacher should always aim for academic excellence. Hence, our motto, should be EXCELSIOR…strive always for excellence. Let teachers be guided for the best and the most effective teaching strategies that would deviate the learning process from the usual passé and humdrum practices.


Lastly let us appreciate more the nobility and the prestige of the teaching profession. Certainly I say I am really fated to be part of the noblest profession. And I am proud to be one. Education is indeed the most powerful weapon which you can use to change your life and the world.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Ilocos Times April 25-May 1, 2016

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Accenture conducts coastal clean-up drive in Currimao



By Leilanie G. Adriano
Staff reporter

CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte—Over a hundred employees of the new delivery center of Accenture in this northern part of Luzon participated in a coastal clean-up drive on April 10 at the Pangil rocks formation, a declared conservation site here with its rich coral gardens and marine fish sanctuary.

The two-kilometer sprawling coastline of unique coral gardens and shallow tidal pools ideal for swimming, beach goers frequently visit this place particularly during summer. 

Despite implementation of the solid waste management ordinance, several picnickers leave their garbage there unattended.  

As part of the community outreach program of Accenture, under its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, the company initiated the coastal clean-up activity as they also donated at least 21 indigenous trash bins made of clay and covered with bamboo materials.

These were set up near the highway or just a few meters from picnic sheds facing the coral rocks formation.

“Accenture believes that the health of its business is inextricably linked to the health of the environment in which it operates. Thus, we make an effort to preserve our environment and support environmental initiatives such as tree planting, waste segregation, habitat conservation and coastal clean-up,” said in its company website.

Lilia Tabucao, Brgy. Pangil chairperson said leaving garbage is strictly prohibited in the area but there are times when they could not closely watch all those going to the municipal beach park.

Among those commonly found garbage here include styrofoam plates, cups including sanitary napkins and plastic bottles.


Ms. Tabucao said they are thankful for being a recipient of Accenture’s CSR project and for choosing their village as part of their outreach program. 

Notices for April 18, 2016

R.A 9048 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province: Ilocos Norte
Municipality: Pasuquin

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION

          In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that JANETTE T. CABALLERO has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from IMELDA to JANETTE in the birth certificate of IMELDA TAGUPA who was born on Nov. 2, 1961 at Pasuquin Ilocos Norte and whose parents are NORBERTO TAGUPA and SALOME MENOR.
          Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than May 2, 2016.

(SGD) FELIZA C. RATUITA
Municipal Civil Registrar
April 18-24, April 25-May 1, 2016*IT

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
Branch 19
Bangui, Ilocos Norte

DARWIN RAMON VALDEZ y
CACAO,
Petitioner,
-versus-
MARY ANN AQUINO y PADILLA,
Respondent

CIVIL CASE NO. 2786-19
For: Declaration of Nullity of Marriage

x--------------------x
Summons By Publication
(Petition)

          PETITIONER, in the above-entitled case, through the undersigned counsel, and unto this Honorable Court, most respectfully alleges that:

1.       Petitioner DARWIN RAMON C. VALDEZ is of legal age, Filipino Citizen, married to MARY ANN P. AQUINO (herein respondent), and a resident of Brgy. San Lorenzo, Bangui Ilocos Norte, Philippines, where he has been residing for more than six (6) months prior to the filing of this petition and where he may be served with summons, notices orders and other processes of this Honorable Court, copy of the Barangay Certification to this effect is hereby attached as Annex “A”;
2.     Respondent is likewise of legal age, Filipino citizen and married to petitioner. He may be served with summons notices, orders and other processes of this Honorable Court at her last known address at 056 Magsaysay St. Brgy. Quirino, Solano, Nueva Viscaya;
3.      Petitioner and respondent tied the marital knot on April 1, 2003 in Quezon City, a copy of their Marriage Certificate issued by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is hereby attached as Annex “B”;
4.     It was during college that petitioner and respondent met each other at the campus of Far Eastern University in Manila. Petitioner courted the respondent for six (6) years until he finally got her sweet yes. During their sweetheart period, they had a love hate relationship because of respondents closeness with the opposite sex that triggered jealousy on the part of petitioner;
5.     Respondent is also a nagger, manipulative, and controlling. Early on, Petitioner already knew that respondent is hard to handle because of her hard headedness. She also manifested provocative and irrational behaviors like she being a fault finder. Although it was a roller coaster ride due to their frequent fights, arguments and momentary break ups, petitioner managed to keep their relationship because of his love to her. They lasted to five years until petitioner proposed marriage;
6.     At first respondent did not want to get married because she had plans of going abroad. Petitioner, however, convinced  respondent by supporting her financially to finish a caregiver course;
7.     In 2002, she completed her course in caregiving and immediately filed her application for Canada while they planned to get married.
8.     After the wedding, the new couple stayed at Petitioner’s family house. Petitioner worked while respondent stayed home while waiting for her application. It was a blissful marriage for the couple for the first week but just the same, they fought on the same issues. Her closeness to her male friends and flirty behaviors persisted even if they were already married. She became irritable especially when her husband, the petitioner was around. She also refused to do household chores while her husband goes to work leaving their house dirty and messy;
9.     Petitioner tolerated her behavior believing that it was an adjustment period for both of them. He was hopeful that his wife will someday turn into a better woman, but their daily life became miserable because they fought almost everyday. They argued over simple and trivial things because of her irate disposition.
10.  Petitioner tried every approach to manage his wife but he failed to do so. There were times that they do not talk to each other even for days, and it was the petitioner who would say sorry for her most of the time. She also started to reject their sexual life by making lame excuses.
11.    After several months of being married, respondent finally got her working visa. She promised the petitioner that she would immediately file a petitioner for him as soon as she qualifies to do so. In return, petitioner swore to become a faithful husband in her absence;
12.  Respondent left for Canada in May 2003. However, just two weeks after she arrived in Canada, petitioner noticed that she no longer communicates with him. Thus he made his best effort to call the respondent even if it was expensive in spite of  petitioner’s longing, respondent exhibited disinterest in talking to him. It came to a point that she no longer answered his telephone calls or deliberately rejected them. Just after two months of staying in Canada, she became more evasive until she revealed that she met someone in her workplace. Subsequently, petitioner began to hear rumors that respondent was having an affair with one “Suguitan” in Canada, but he ignored it and remained faithful to his wife;
13.   Admittedly, he became anxious with the idea that his wife was fooling around until one day, respondent blatantly told the petitioner that she is no longer interested with her marriage because she was already in love with someone else. It was heartbreaking experience for the petitioner to have been rejected by his wife so many times just because of another man. He experienced depression and loss of interest in working because f his situation. Respondent’s painful words kept on resounding on his mind. He wondered why his wife just gave up with their marriage so easily after years of courtship and engagement;
14.  Eventually petitioner was informed by reliable sources that respondent married her boyfriend in Canada. He later on discovered that when respondent applied, she declared herself as single. This discovery led petitioner into a conclusion that respondent never respected the essence and sanctity of their marriage. She remained intensive, unfaithful, irresponsible, evasive and rejecting while petitioner kept on chasing her back into his arms.
15.  This time, petitioner already realized that respondent already came to a point where she no longer wish to preserve their marriage. Petitioner already lost his love, respect and confidence to the respondent who kept on jeopardizing their marital vows. For the petitioner, it is no longer rational to remain married with the respondent because she already have three children with her bigamous husband in Canada;
16.  Verily, the marriage of the petitioner and respondent was only a paper marriage, never ever nurtured by them to bloom to its fullest purpose of establishing a conjugal family life. It is never existed within the spirit and meaning given by law. Their marriage was already doomed even before it started.
17.  The foregoing facts and circumstances clearly manifest that herein respondent is suffering from psychological incapacity before, during and after the celebration of their marriage and such incapacity prevents her from being able to fulfill her basic marital obligations to the petitioner in accordance with the provisions of Article 36 of the Family Code, and which incapacity shall be proven by a psychologist during the course of the trial;
18.  Petitioner and respondent do not have any common child nor any common property that may be the subject of dissolution; and
19.  A copy of this petition shall be furnished to the Office of the Solicitor General at 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City, and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag City within five (5) days from filing and to file proof of service within the same period pursuant to Sec. 5 (4) of AM No. 02-11-10-SC.

WHEREFORE, above premises considered, petitioner most respectfully prays that after due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered declaring the marriage contracted by the petitioner and respondent null and void from the very beginning on the ground of psychological incapacity as provided for in Article 36 of the Family Code of the Philippines.
Petitioner also prays for such other reliefs as may be deemed just equitable under the foregoing premises.
          Laoag City, for Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines, January 25, 2016.

GARCES LAW OFFICE
Counsel for the Petitioner
Room 825, 80-888 Realty Building
Gen. Luna cor. Balintawak St.
2900 Laoag City

By: (SGD). MICHAEL M. GARCES
Roll of Attorney’s No. 54898-4/30/2008
I.B.P. No. 0990632-I.N. 01/04/16
P.T.R. No. 1158709-L.C. 01/04/16
MCLE Compliance No. V-0005282, January 8, 2015.

          WHEREAS this Court in its Order dated April 5, 2016 issued an Order directing the publication in a newspaper of general circulation the summons upon respondent MARY ANN AQUINO y PADILLA considering that respondent was not personally served summons and copy of the petition on ground that respondent’s present address cannot be ascertained by the petitioner despite diligent inquiry.
          NOW THEREFORE, you respondent MARY ANN AQUINO y PADILLA is hereby summoned through this medium of publication, and therefore required to file with the Office of the Clerk of Court, Regional Trial Court of Bangui, Ilocos Norte at Justice Hall, Bangui Ilocos Norte, your answer to the above entitled case within sixty (60) days form the date of the last publication hereof, serving at the same time a copy of your answer upon the petitioner’s counsel, Atty. Michael Garces with office address at Garces Law Office, Room 825, 80-888 Realty Building, Gen. Luna cor. Balintawak St., 2900 Laoag City.
          Let this summons be published at the expense of the petitioner in a newspaper of general circulation once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks.
          WITNESS THE HONORABLE ROSEMARIE V. RAMOS, Presiding Judge of this Court, this 14th day of April 2016 at Bangui, Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
(SGD) MARGIE GINES-LAROYA
Clerk of Court VI
April 18, 25, 2016*IT
______________________________________________

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
Branch 19
Bangui, Ilocos Norte

IN RE: PETITION FOR THE CHANGE AND/OR
CORRECTION OF ENTIRES IN THE CERTIFICATE
OF LIVE BIRTH OF HAZEL LAGUATAN QUINTO-
ELAYDO PARTICULARY THE DATE AND PLACE
OF MARRIAGE OF PARENTS FROM
“DECEMBER 18, 1982, SAN CARLOS CITY” TO
“08 OCTOBER 2015, PASUQUIN ILOCOS NORTE”

HAZEL LAGUATAN QUINTO-ELAYDO
Petitioner,
-versus-
THE MUNICIPAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF
PASUQUIN, ILOCOS NORTE AND THE
CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, PHILIPPINE
STATISTICS AUTHORITY, MANILA AND
ALL PERSONS WHO HAVE OR CLAIM
ANY INTEREST HEREWITH.
Respondents.
SPEC PROC. NO. 2817-19
x------------------------------------x

ORDER
          Filed with this Court is a Petition for the Correction of Entry in the Certificate of Live Birth of HAZEL LAGUATAN QUINTO-ELAYDO.
          Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, it is hereby set for hearing on May 24, 2016 at 8:30 o’clock in the morning before the Court in session in Bangui, Ilocos Norte, where this Court is holding sessions.
          Let a copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Ilocos Norte so that all concerned may appear on or before the scheduled hearing and show cause, if any there be, why the petition should not be granted.
          Let a copy of the petition with its annexes be furnished the Civil Registrar General, Manila, the Solicitor General of the Philippines, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati, Metro Manila, the Provincial Prosecutor of Ilocos Norte and the Local Civil Registrar of Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, counsel for the petitioner and the petitioner for their information and guidance.
          SO ORDERED.
Given in chambers this 11th day of April 2016 at Bangui, Ilocos Norte.

(SGD) ROSEMARIE V. RAMOS
Judge
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH QUITCLAIM AND ABSOLUTE SALE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late GREGORIO BAGAOISAN and FRANCISCA ALCANTARA consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 18521 of the Batac Cadastre covered by OCT. No. P-34707 containing an area of 715 sq.m. situated at Brgy. Baay, City of Batac, Ilocos Norte has been the subject of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate with Quitclaim and Absolute Sale executed by their heirs in favour of Allan B. Garcia ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public ANTONIO R. CAJIGAL as per Doc. No. 177; Page No. 36; Bk. No. XLIX; S. of 2016.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
______________________________________________

DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late AVELINO A. TACATA consisting of three (3) Passenger Jitney more particularly described as follows :Make-Isuzu; Motor Nos. C240-434525, 449599 and 346302; Chassis Nos. HMW 5768 C90, SPMM-9727-86-C and HMW 5646 C90 and Plate Nos. UV-AVF 243, AVD 613 and UV-AVG145 respectively has been adjudicated by his heir ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public MA. GOLDA. G. ARQUILLO as per Doc. No. 215; Page No. 41; Bk. No. 5; S. of 2012.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased depositor ENRIQUETA C. MATA consisting of a Savings Deposit Account and Time Deposit Account with the PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK-LAOAG CITY, ILOCOS NORTE BRANCH under Savings Account No. 0044-516307-100 and Time Deposit No. 2018611 has been the subject of Affidavit of Claim with Waiver of Rights executed by her heirs in favor of NORMA M. CAYETANO ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public YVETTE N. CONVENTO-LEYNES as per Doc. No. 9; Page no. 1; Bk. No. C; S. of 2016.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH ABSOLUTE SALE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late CONCEPCION DEUS consisting of four (4) parcels of land designated as Lot Nos. 8633, 8635, 8639 and 8611 all of Laoag Cadastre, covered by TCT Nos. T-21114 and T-28088 containing an area of 1,867 sq.m., 692 sq.m., 1,311 sq.m. and 10,331 sq.m. with improvements thereon situated at Barrio of Buttong, City of Laoag and Municipality of San Nicolas, Province of Ilocos Norte has been adjudicated the first and second property and a portion of 3,878 sq.m. of the fourth property by her heirs and simultaneously sold to VENVI AGRO INDUSTRIAL VENTURES CORPORATION, represented by its Chairman, Atty. HILARIO P. VALDEZ ratified and acknowledged before Notary public LUCIANO R. CARAANG as per Doc. No. 377; Page No. 76; Bk. No. CXIV; S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICAITON OF SOLE HEIR WITH ABSOLUTE SALE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of  the deceased JOSEFA CRISTOBAL consisting of a share of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 2-J-I-F, Psd-01-049677 of the Laoag Cadastre covered by TCT No. T-33508 containing an area of 500 sq.m. situated at Brgy. 38-A Mangato, Laoag City has been adjudicated by her heir and simultaneously sold to JAY ROGER BRACEROS married to FLORENTINA JANAPIN-BRACEROS ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public LUCIANO R. CARAANG as per Doc. No. 399; Page No. 80; Bk. No. CXXVII; S. of 2016.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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AFFIDAVIT OF SELF-ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late VICENTE G. DAOANG, JR. consisting of a safety deposit box at METROPOLITAN BANK AND TRUST COMPANY (METROBANK), SAN NICOLAS, ILOCOS NORTE BRANCH under Safety Deposit Box No. 825 has been adjudicated by his heir ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public KRISTOFFERSON E. BADUA as per Doc. No. 62; Page No. 13; Bk. No. I; S. of 2016.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LUIS IGNACIO and PAULA LABUGUEN-IGNACIO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10792 covered by TCT No. T-7163 containing an area of 538 sq.m. situated in Barrio of Sta. Angela, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their two (2) heirs CONSTANTE IGNACIO and BIN MILDRED IGNACIO-BUKALAN, the one-seventh (1/7) undivided area of the above-described property for each of them with an area of 76.85 sq.m. as their individual respective shares ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public JOEL P. DADIS as per Doc. No. 51; Page No. 11; Bk. No. XIII; S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LUIS IGNACIO and PAULA LABUGUEN-IGNACIO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10792 covered by TCT No. T-7163 containing an area of 538 sq.m. situated in Barrio of Sta. Angela, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heir LUIS IGNACIO JR. the one seventh (1/7) undivided area of the above-described property with an area of 76.85 sq.m. as his lawful share ratified and acknowledged before BOLIVAR L. BAO, Consul of the Republic of the Philippines, in and for the consular district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada as per Doc. No. 5293-15, Service No. 13322, S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LUIS IGNACIO and PAULA LABUGUEN-IGNACIO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10792 covered by TCT No. T-7163 containing an area of 538 sq.m. situated in Barrio of Sta. Angela, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heir ZENAIDA MILA IGNACIO-DACANAY the one seventh (1/7) undivided area of the above-described property with an area of 76.85 sq.m. as her lawful share ratified and acknowledged before ARLENE TULLID-MAGNO, Consul of the Republic of the Philippines for the District of  Columbia and the States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia as per Doc. No. ACK-15-34922, Service No. 12803, S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LUIS IGNACIO and PAULA LABUGUEN-IGNACIO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10792 covered by TCT No. T-7163 containing an area of 538 sq.m. situated in Barrio of Sta. Angela, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heir MADELINE IGNACIO the one seventh (1/7) undivided area of the above-described property with an area of 76.85 sq.m. as her lawful share ratified and acknowledged before BOLIVAR L. BAO, Consul of the Republic of the Philippines, in and for the consular district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada as per Doc. No. 5292-15, Service No. 13323, S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LUIS IGNACIO and PAULA LABUGUEN-IGNACIO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10792 covered by TCT No. T-7163 containing an area of 538 sq.m. situated in Barrio of Sta. Angela, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heir MERLYN IGNACIO the one seventh (1/7) undivided area of the above-described property with an area of 76.85 sq.m. as her lawful share ratified and acknowledged before BOLIVAR L. BAO, Consul of the Republic of the Philippines, in and for the consular district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada as per Doc. No. 5291-15, Service No. 13324, S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LUIS IGNACIO and PAULA LABUGUEN-IGNACIO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10792 covered by TCT No. T-7163 containing an area of 538 sq.m. situated in Barrio of Sta. Angela, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heir MEDIATRIX IGNACIO-NGO the one seventh (1/7) undivided area of the above-described property with an area of 76.85 sq.m. as her lawful share ratified and acknowledged before BOLIVAR L. BAO, Consul of the Republic of the Philippines, in and for the consular district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada as per Doc. No. 5294-15, Service No. 13321, S. of 2015.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
 Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late PETRA ABAD consisting of a parcel of residential land designated as Lot No. 522 located at Brgy. 9, Aglipay, Batac City, Ilocos Norte, covered by OCT No 0-3423 with an area of 286.30 sq.m., has been adjudicated by her only and forced legal heir, ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. FRANCISCO A. MUSNI as per Doc. No. 399; Page No. 80; Book No. LXXVIII, Series of 2016.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late PONCIANO BALATICO LIUAN consisting of a parcel of Agricultural land located at Barangay Nalvo, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte designated as Lot No. 150077 (Cad-578) covered by Katibayan ng Orihinal na Titulo (KOT) Bilang P – 75026; a Dollar Savings Deposits at the Philippine National Bank, Pasuquin Branch, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte under Account No. 1559-0240-0026; a Dollar Saving Deposits at the Philippine National Bank, Pasuquin Branch, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte under Account No. 1559-0240-0018 and a Peso Savings Deposits at the Philippine National Bank, Pasuquin Branch, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte under Account No. 1559-0270-0010 have been adjudicated by his Heirs ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. ERME S. LABAYOG as per Doc. No. 366; Page No. 74; Book No. XXI; Series of 2016.
April 18, 25, May 2, 2016*IT
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REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF ILOCOS NORTE
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH 12, LAOAG CITY

IN RE: PETITION FOR THE CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE BIRTH RECORDS OF MHELDRICK S. VALDEZ, PARTICULARLY IN THE MIDDLENAME COLUMN OF THE CHILD FROM S TO SUSA AND IN THE MOTHER’S MAIDEN NAME COLUMN FROM RODELA S. VALDEZ TO RODELA C. SUSA;
MHELDRICK S. VALDEZ
Petitioner,
-versus-
THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR of THE SAN NICOLAS, ILOCOS NORTE AND THE CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY, MANILA AND ALL OTHER PERSONS THAT MAYBE AFFECTED THEREBY,
Respondents.

SP. PROC. NO. 16867
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AMENDED ORDER
          This is a verified petition filed with this Court for the correction of entries in the birth records of Mheldrick S. Valdez, particularly in the middlename column of the child, from S to Susa and in the mother’s maiden name column, from Rodela S. Valdez to Rodela C. Susa filed by herein petitioner through counsel.
          Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, notice is hereby given that this petition is set for hearing on May 13, 2016 at 8:30 am before the Regional Trial Court, Branch 12, Laoag City at which time, date and place, any interested person who is adversely affected may appear and show cause why said petition should not be granted.
          Let this Order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in any newspaper of general circulation in the City of Laoag and in the Province of Ilocos Norte at the expense of the petitioner, the last date of publication being at least one week prior to the date of the scheduled hearing.
          Let copies of this Order and the petition be furnished the offices of the Local Civil Registrar of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte, the Provincial Prosecutor of Ilocos Norte, the Civil Registrar General, Manila and Philippine Statistics Authority, Manila, and the Solicitor General, Manila.
          SO ORDERED.
          April 15, 2016, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

(SGD) NIDA B. ALEJANDRO
Presiding Judge
April 18, 25, May 2, 2015*IT
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