Friday, September 29, 2017

DOST rolls out Regional S&T week in Candon City

Laoag CITY—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will showcase again its latest achievement and innovation, bringing the products of Science and Technology closer to people.

In cooperation with the Candon City government,  the 2017 Regional Science and Technology Week  celebration and caravan will be on October 3-6, 2017 at the Candon City Civic Center will feature more than 40 technologies concerning agriculture and fisheries, food processing, metals and engineering, industry, environmental and other technologies.

DOST regional director Armando Ganal said there will also be presentation of appropriate technologies during the technology fora, livelihood training, bazaar for DOST-assisted micro, small and medium enterprises, and various activities for students.

Dubbed as, “Science for the People,” the DOST is conducting this event annually to instill public awareness and encourage more stakeholders to take advantage of what Science and Technology can offer to improve quality of life.

Apart from the technology exhibits and forum, a mobile planetarium will also open for students at the second-floor lobby of the Center for Culture and Arts, a presentation of how a 21st century model classroom looks like such as the use of virtual and augmented reality tools for teaching and learning, and DOST courseware for Science and Mathematics.


Those expected to grace the four-day event are DOST officials led by Secretary Fortunato dela Peña, including local government officials and personnel from the different agencies regionwide. (Leilanie G Adriano)

Notices for September 18, 2017

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Ilocos Norte
Municipality of Sarrat

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
          In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CHARLENE LALIC TUMAMAO has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from JULITA to COLETA in the birth certificate of JULITA FIESTA CALAMAYAN who was born on 06 March 1963 at Sarrat, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are GABRIEL A. CALAMAYAN and CARMEN FIESTA.
          Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than Oct. 2, 2017.

(SGD) JOAN A. DUQUE
Municipal Civil Registrar
Sept. 18-24, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017*IT


Republic of the Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
First Judicial Region
Branch 15, Laoag City

IN RE: PETITION FOR THE ASSISTANCE IN THE LIQUIDATION
OF THE COMMUNITY RURAL BANK OF DINGRAS (ILOCOS NORTE),
INC.,

PHILIPPINE DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION (PDIC),
Petitioner.
SP. POC. NO. 17069-15

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ORDER
          Before this Court is a petition for the assistance in the liquidation of the Community Rural Bank of Dingras (Ilocos Norte), filed by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The petition contains the following averments:
“FACTS OF THE CASE
1.       On November 3, 2016, pursuant to the Resolution No. 1956.A issued by the Monetary Board of the BangkoSentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), COMMUNITY RB DINGRAS Was prohibited from doing business in the Philippines and designated PDIC as Receiver of COMMUTY RB DINGRAS with a directive to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the Bank in accordance with Section 12(a) of the PDIC Charter, and on the following grounds:
“On the basis of the examination findings as of 31 October 2015, as reported by the Integrated  Supervision Department (ISD) II, in its memorandum dated 12 October 2016, which report showed that Community Rural Bank of Dingras (Ilocos Norte), Inc. (Community RB Dingras) (a) has insufficient realizable assets to meet its liabilities; and (b) cannot continue in business without involving probable losses to its depositors and creditors, and that the losses are likely to continue and, based on existing circumstances and conditions evaluated by ISD II, It is unlikely that the chronic losses will be reversed; considering the failure of the Board of Directors/ Management of Community RB Dingras to cause the infusion of adequate capital and restore the Bank’s financial health and viability, and address it financial and operational problems despite considerable time given; and that the Bank had been accorded due process, the Board, in accordance with Section 30 of Republic Act (R.A.) No. 7653 (the New Central Bank Act), approved the recommendation of ISD II, endorsing as follows:
1.       To prohibit Community RB Dingras from doing business in the Philippines; and
2.     To designate the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC) as Receiver of the Bank and direct PDIC to proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the Bank in accordance with Section 12(a) of R.A. No. 3591 (The PDIC Charter), as amended.”
A certified true copy of the Monetary Board Resolution No. 1956.A dated November 3, 2016 is attached hereto as ANNEX “A”.
2.  Consistent with, and on the strength of the said Resolution, petitioner took over as the assets and affairs of the COMMUNITY RB DINGRAS on November 4, 2016. Attached is the certified true copy of the Takeover Report on COMMUNITY RB DINGRAs dated March 14, 2017 marked as ANNEX “B”
3.  Under section 12 (a) of the PDIC Charter, whenever a bank is ordered closed by the Monetary Board, the PDIC shall be designated as receiver and it shall proceed with the takeover and liquidation of the closed bank.
4. Petition anticipates that in the course of the liquidation of COMMUNITY RB DINGRAS, disputed claims, issues and other matters material or relevant to the liquidation of COMMUNITY RB Dingras may arise. Corollary thereto, Section 16( 1) of the PDIC Charter, provides that all persons or entities with claims against the assets of the closed banks shall file their claims with the receiver within sixty (60) days from the date of publication of the notice of closure shall be disallowed. Claims denied by the receiver shall be filed with the liquidation court within sixty (60) days from receipt of the final notice of denial of claim.
5. Thus, pursuant to Section 30 of R.A. 7653, petitioner seeks the assistance of the Honorable Court in the resolution of the disputed claims and relevant issues pertaining to the liquidation of COMMUNITY RB DINGRAS.
6. Notice to Creditors on filing or claims was published in The Philippine Star on November 21, 2016 advising persons or entities with claims against the assets of the Bank to file their claims with the receiver within sixty (60) days from date of publication or until January 20, 2017, the last day for filing or claims against the assets of the Bank.
Attached is the original Affidavit of Publication of the Notice of Creditors relative to the November 2, 2016 issue of The Philippine Star marked as ANNEX “C”
7. As of January 20, 2017, forty-six (46) claims aggregating P68,243,663.89 of the total estimated liabilities of P83,526,980.35 as of November 30, 2016 were filed as shown on pages 37 and 38 of the Takeover Report1.
8. Petitioner hereby submits a certified true copy of the Master Liquidation Plan for the Conduct of Liquidation of Closed Banks, which was duly adopted and approved by its Board of Directors on January 18, 2017 per Resolution No. 2017-01-009 to govern the conduct of liquidation of PDIC for banks closed after June 11, 2016, pursuant to the PDIC Charter. The certified true copy of the Master Liquidation Plan for the Conduct of Liquidaiton of Closed Banks is attached hereto as ANNEX “D”.
9. Insofar as relevant to this petition, the Supreme Court held in Pacific Banking Corporation Employees Organization vs. Court of Appeals, et.al. (242 SCRA 492);
“A liquidation proceeding as a single proceeding which consists of a number of cases properly classified as claims. It is basically a two-phased proceeding. The first phase is concerned with the approval and disapproval of claims. Upon the approval of the petition seeking the assistance of the court in the liquidation of a closed entity, all money claims against the bank are required to be filed with the liquidation court. This phase may end with the declaration by the court that the claim is not proper or without basis. x xx
The second phase involves the approval of the court of the distribution plan prepared by the duly appointed liquidator. x  xx The order finally disposes of the issue of how much property is available for disposal. Moreover, ushers in the final phase of the liquidation proceeding, payment of all allowed claims in accordance with the order of legal priority and the approved distribution plan.”
          Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the same is hereby set for hearing on October 12, 2017 at 10:00 o’clock in the morning, in the sala of Branch 15 of this Court, Second Floor, Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag City, at which date, time and place, any person interested may appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted.
          Let copies of this Order be served upon the COMMUNITY RURAL BANK OF DINGRAS (ILOCOS NORTE), INC.; and let copies of this Order be posted at the premises of the Court, the Provincial Capitol, and the premises of the bank/s.
          Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once in a newspaper of general circulation.
          SO ORDERED.
          Given in chambers, this 25th day of August 2017, at Laoag City.

(SGD) CONRADO A. RAGUCOS
Pairing Judge
cc:
PDIC
Atty. Oliver Cachapero
Community Rural bank of Dingras, INC.
OCC
Sept. 18, 2017*IT

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF ILOCOS NORTE
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH XVI-LAOAG CITY

IN RE: PETITION FOR THE CANCELLATION/ CORRECTION OF ENTRIES IN THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE OF BARRY BARONIA BAOIT IN THE OFFICE OF THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF SARRAT, ILOCOS NORTE AND THE PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY OFFICE, CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, MANILA.

BARRY BARONIA/BAOIT,
Petitioner,
-versus-

THE LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRAR OF SARRAT, ILOCOS NORTE AND THE
PHILIPPINE STATISTICS AUTHORITY OFFICE, CIVIL REGISTRAR GENERAL, MANILA AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WHO HAVE OR CLAIM TO HAVE ANY INTEREST THAT WOULD BE AFFECTED THEREBY
Respondents.

SP. PROC. NO. 17163-16
FOR
Cancellation/Correction
of Entries

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ORDER
          A verified petition has been filed by the petitioner thru counsel wherein he prayed that after due notice and hearing, judgment be rendered directing the Local Civil Registrar of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte City and the Philippine Statistics Authority Office, Civil Registrar General, Manila to make corrections in the birth record of petition Barry BaroniaBaoit by correcting the name of his mother appearing thereon from NORMA DE GUZMAN BAOIT to NORMA DE GUZMAN BARONIA.
          Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the hearing of the same is set on October 18, 2017 at 8:30 in the morning before this Court sitting at the ground floor of the Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag City.
          The Local Civil Registrar of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority, Manila and any person having or claiming any interest under the entry whose correction is sought may within fifteen (15) days from notice of the publication or from the last date of publication of this order file his opposition thereto.
          Let a copy of this order be published once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation and furnish the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, the Local Civil Registrar of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Philippines Statistics Authority, Manila and the Office of the Solicitor General, 134 Amorsolo St., Legaspi Village, Makati City.
          SO ORDERED.
          DONE in the City of Laoag this 4th day of September, 2017.

(SGD) CONRADO A. RAGUCOS
Judge
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT    
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late MIGUEL ALMAZAN married to SOLEDAD BUNOAN ALMAZAN and ABRAHAM ALMAZAN consisting of their share of a parcel of land designated as Lot 1570-K, PSD-1-076025, being a portion of Lot 1570, Cad-195, Laoag Cadastre covered by TCT No. 021-2010000409 in the name of CRISANTO QUIAMAS married to GRACIANA P. QUIAMAS et al containing an area of 3,980 sq.m. situated in the Brgy. Balacad, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heirs a portion of the above-described parcel of land with an area of 664 sq.m. ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public ERNESTO V. RAFON, Ph D as per Doc. No. 416; Page no. 84; Bk. No. 34; S. of 2016.
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH DONATION INTER VIVOS
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late BENEDICTO REVEREAL also referred to as BENEDICTO REDEREAL consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 13879, CAD-307-D, San Nicolas Cadastre covered by TCT No. T-14493 containing an area of 940 sq.m. located at Brgy. 16, Payas, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte has been the subject of Deed of Adjudication with Donation Inter Vivos executed by his heir in favor of DANILO G. RAMOS ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public REYNALDO A. CORPUZ as per Doc. No. 107; Page No. 22; Bk. No. VII; S. of 2017.
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. RAIMUNDO MACUGAY and PROCESA LUCAS MACUGAY, MARINA MACUGAY GUERRERO and husband DOMINGO B. GUERRERO consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 9654 of the Laoag Cadastre covered by OCT No. 9658 containing an area of 220 sq.m. situated in the Poblacion (Barrio of San Miguel), City of Laoag has been adjudicated by their heirs ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public FRANCISCO A. MUSNI as per Doc. No. 427; Page No. 86; Bk. No. XLI; S. of 2010.
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT
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DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH SALE
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPOUSES VICENTE PASTOR and RUFINA TUMANENG, EDUARDO B. TUMANENG, GUILLERMA PASTOR CABUAG, RAFAELA PASTOR LANUZA and MARTIN T. PASTOR consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 11115 of the Laoag Cadastre covered by OCT No. 18548 containing an area of 280 sq.m. situated in the Poblacion, (Barrio of San Catalino) now Brgy. 15, San Guillermo, City of Laoag has been adjudicated by their heirs extrajudicially and simultaneously sold a portion of the above-described parcel of land containing an area of 140 sq.m. to ALEJANDRO FELIX A. PASTOR ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public NORBERTO A. MANUEL as per Doc. No. 157; Page No.33; Bk. No. LXI; S. of 2017.
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT
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EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. FERNANDINO JUAN and MARIA T. JUAN consisting of six (6) parcels of land designated as lot Nos. 7286, 7891-B, 22539-D, 7146-C, 7809 and 7157-A covered by TCT Nos. T-5802, T-8430, T-10612, T-13234, (T-9465)-4463 and T-27508 containing an area of 3,606 sq.m., 500 sq.m., 8,205 sq.m., 4,838 sq.m., 2,848 sq.m. and 865 sq.m.  situated in the Barrio of But-tong and Barrio of Babayugan all of Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heirs extrajudicially ratified and acknowledged before ROBERTO T. BERNANDO, Consul of the Republic of the Philippines, in and for the City and County of Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. as per Doc. No. 2184; Page No. 024; Bk. No. XLIV; S. of 2017.
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH SALE
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ROSENDO TAMAYO, BRUNO TAMAYO, AVELINO A. TAMAYO, CARLOS TAMAYO, BEATRIZ TAMAYO MACALIPIS and FELIPE TAMAYO consisting of their undivided 2/7 shares for 1,218.58 sq.m. portion of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 5366-B, Psd-01-080693, being a portion of Lot 5366; Cad. 195, Laoag Cadastre covered by TCT No. 021-2013000456 containing an area of 4,265 sq.m. situated in Brgy. Mang-ngato (now Brgy. 48-B, Cabungaan South), Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heirs and simultaneously sold the 2/7 portion of the above-described parcel of land to EVELYN DE LOS REYES married to NESTOR T. DE LOS REYES ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public NORBERTO A. MANUEL as per Doc. No. 275; Page No. 57; Bk. No. LXII; S. of 2017.
Sept. 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2017*IT
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Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate
          Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. LEANDRO ESPIRITU and MAXIMA GALACGA ESPIRITU consisting of (4) parcels of land designated as Lot Nos. 10127, 10609-A, Psd-01-048006, being a portion of Lot 10609, 10620 and 10621 all of Cad-398 covered by OCT No. P-39162, TCT No. T-2017, OCT Nos. T-18620 and T-18526 containing an area of 674 sq.m., 10,447 sq.m., 521 sq.m. and 856 sq.m. all situated at Brgy. 35 Billoca, Batac City, Ilocos Norte has been the subject of Deed of extrajudicial Settlement of Estate executed by their heirs ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public YVETTE N. CONVENTO-LEYNES as per Doc. No. 164; PGE No. 17; Bk. No. 104: S. of 2017.
Sept. 11, 18, 25, 2017*IT

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P170-M farm to market road for Ilocos Norte benefits Batac residents

By Leilanie G. Adriano
Staff reporter

Batac CITY—At least eight barangays here composed of more than 5,000 households will benefit from the on-going rehabilitation of a farm to market road at Brgy. Rayuray village, this city.

Worth PHP170.3 million funded by World Bank in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Ilocos Norte government under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Billoca-San Juan farm to market road is the second largest infrastructure project here in Region 1.

Also included in the package are eight bridges. These are the entry and exit points of commuters from the interior Barangays of Nagbacalan, Baoa West and Camandingan in Batac City. Farmers and traders also pass this route particularly in Barangay San Juan that connects Batac to Sarrat town.

Residents like Noli Lacambra of Camandingan said he is grateful for the project as the project composed of five packages would certainly improve their way of life.

“We harvest mangoes and vegetables in our farms. But due to the poor road condition which decreases the quality of our harvest during transport, we only get low market price for our products,” Mr. Lacambra said citing even their school children have trouble in going to school during rainy season because of the sad state of their bridges submerged in water during heavy rains.

On September 8, 2017, the project finally break ground.

The project includes a 12.24-kilometer farm to market road and the upgrading and expansion for Sta. Cruz de Noto bridge, Bulilising, Caoayan, Rayuray, Camandingan, San Pedro and Pandan.

Its winning bidder, the Taylan Construction and Development will complete the project next year.


Once completed, they expect the transportation cost reduction by 20%, travel time by 60%, increase traffic by 60% and reduce transport losses of fresh products by at least 10%.

Monday, September 25, 2017

NHCP installs marker for FM in Batac

The North Remembers held from September 8-9 at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) Teatro Ilocandia, featuring as speakers Prof. Antonio Contreras, Dr. Raul Sunico, Prof. Clarita Carlos, Atty. Estelito Mendoza, Dr. Jaime Laya, and former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos.
Marcos Presidential Center


Batac City—The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) officially turned over the biographical marker of Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) on September 10, at the recently-relocated "Daytoy ti Bannawag" monument in this city.

Originally inaugurated in 1977, the monument, sculpted by Italian Giuseppe Marinucci, was for Mr. Marcos’ 60th birthday and was originally beside the current Marcos Museum.

Mr. Marcos, born on September 11, 1917, died in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1989. His interment at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City was on November 18, 2016.

Ilocos Norte tourism office Aian B. Raquel shared, "It's a very significant event that will serve as a real commemoration for the centenary of Ferdinand Marcos as a president because it's the first standard-issue government marker that says he's a former soldier, a former president."

He also explained that "the Batac plaza is undergoing thorough redesign that integrates the buildings around the plaza." The new site of the 40-year-old monument and of the NHCP marker faces the Immaculate Concepcion Parish, and is across the Imelda Cultural Center.

"Aside from being a recognition of the historical significance of [Mr. Marcos], it will serve as one of the attractions again in Batac, with… a more tourist-friendly location," said Mr. Raquel.

Batac City's tourism industry became a concern for locals after Mr. Marcos’ remains was interred last year. His frozen remains displayed at the Marcos Mausoleum, behind the Batac "minipark," was the city's primary attraction for many years.

Part of Marcos' NHCP marker shall read, "Nagtapos ng abogasya sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, 1939. Nanguna sa Pagsusulit sa Pagkaabogado, 1939. Kasapi ng 14th Infrantry USAFIP-NL ng Kilusang Gerilya, 1944-1945. Nanungkulang Kinatawan ng Ikalawang Distrito ng Ilocos Norte, 1949-1959; Senador, 1959-1965. Pangulo ng Senado, 1963-1965. Pangulo ng Pilipinas, 1965-1986. Isinailalim ang Pilipinas sa batas militar, 1972-1981. Nagpataupid ng mga programa, proyekto, at batas sa ilalim ng balangkas ng 'Bagong Lipunan.'"

"We were made to understand that it's their mandate to really commemorate historical milestones, and they see a centennial anniversary of the birth of [Mr. Marcos] as a historical milestone," added Mr. Raquel.

The ceremonies and unveiling of the marker immediately followed the two-day "Marcos 100 Forum: The North Remembers," a major highlight of the former president's centenary celebration. A literary and arts festival was also part of the activities.

A simultaneous flag-raising and wreath-laying ceremonies throughout Ilocos Norte, with a corresponding commemoration at his grave in the LNMB marked Mr. Marcos’ actual 100th birth anniversary on September 11, 2017. (Marcos Presidential Center)

IN business group, workers oppose 4-day work week

By Leilanie G. Adriano
Staff reporter

LAOAG CITY—Local business groups and workers here have opposed a measure in Congress to allow four-day workweek by increasing the normal daily work hours.

If House Bill (HB) 6152 becomes a law, companies will reduce the number of workdays by increasing the usual eight-hour workday to a 10- or 12-hour workday.

Ricardo Tolentino, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Ilocos Norte chapter expressed concerns that this may have a negative impact on the productivity of small businesses and local work force as well.

While acknowledging that the compressed four-day work week could help solve heavy traffic in Metro Manila, Ricardo pointed out it is just a “band-aid solution” to the problem.

“What we need is a long-term solution to traffic. Reducing the number of days to work is just a band-aid solution. It is not good for business and the marginalized earners who need to work daily to make ends meet,” he explained.

Under the Labor Code, a normal work week comprises of 40 to 48 hours and five-six days.

The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the measure seeking to institutionalize a “compressed work week scheme”. The scheme calls for packing the 48-hour work week into four days. The measure garnered 266 votes with no dissent or abstention.


Mr. Tolentino said will meet with the local business sector in the province to tackle the issue.
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Ilocos Norte takes best booth runner up honors in PH Travel Mart



By Ma. Christian A. Ramos
PGIN-CMO

The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO), partnering with 12 private business stakeholders, won first runner-up honors for "Best Booth" at the 28th Philippine Travel Mart held September 1-3, 2017.

The travel expo held at the SMX Convention Center in Metro Manila gathers local government units (LGUs) along with hospitality and business establishments to showcase their best packages, promotional deals, and other tourism-related services.

According to Ilocos Norte provincial tourism officer Aian Raquel, Ilocos Norte's participants were "very satisfied with the result of their sales—that’s the best indicator of the success of our presentation because this is a trade show. It is important that we were able to promote our province through the sales of our private counterparts."

The Paoay Convent Ruins, one of the more recently opened tourist attractions in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, inspired the booth’s design. The actual ruins are situated to the left of the San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ohm David, a renowned set director and designer of local and international theatre acts designed the booth. He also designed the Taoid Museum of the Ilocano Cordilleras, which opened in Laoag City in 2015.

At the three-day event, Ilocano small and medium enterprise (SME) also presented their products the INTO presentation. Dubbed "PinakBest," local food items like Ilocano empanada and longganisa, chichacorn, garlic, sukang Iloko (vinegar), and dragonfruit, which were all sold at lower prices.

Other establishments also advertised their services and packages: Aboex Travel and Tours, A&A Express Travel, Hannah's Beach Resort, Ilocos Heritage Tours, Ilocos Norte Convention and Visitors Bureau, Java Hotel, Pangil Beach Resort, Rio Grande Resort, Rivermount Hotel, Travel Ilocandia, Vybe Hotel, and Ziur Inn.

Mr. Raquel shared his hope that more that this year’s event will encourage Ilocano businesses to participate in next year's Travel Mart.


This year's show also highlighted the Visit ASEAN @ 50 Golden Anniversary through cultural events such as a national costume competition, dance competition, and tourism quiz bee.

INPPO welcomes 77 new cops

By Leilanie G. Adriano
Staff reporter

LAOAG CITY—The Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) welcomed at least 77 newly downloaded personnel at the Camp Valentin S. Juan, this city.

Geared towards the realization of Patrol Plan 2030—an approach to further improve effective and credible police service, the neophyte police personnel are expected to hone their skills, knowledge and core values to carry out the Philippine National Police transformation to promote peace and order in local communities.

In his short speech, provincial police director P/Sr. Supt. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. reiterated to the new cops to always follow discipline and dedication to their mandated tasks.

The downloading of the new PNP personnel is in compliance with the directive of the PNP Central leadership to increase police visibility in the community and conduct regular patrolling activities to prevent commission of crimes.

Earlier, all police inspectors and police officers 1 in the regional headquarters who are performing administrative works were downloaded to different police stations.


In accordance with Republic Act no. 6975 as amended by RA 8551 and RA 9708 states that the PNP shall “enforce the law, prevent and control crimes, maintain peace and order, and ensure public safety and internal security with the active support of the community.”

Saturday, September 16, 2017

INWD, Prime Water Corp. joint venture looms


LAOAG CITY—The government-owned Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD) is considering a possible joint venture with Prime Water Corporation (PWC).

Prime Water Corporation is water distribution system company based in Metro Manila.

INWD general manager John Teodoro confirmed this as a proposed public and private partnership agreement which is expected to improve water supply in the province.

With the on-going infrastructure developments in the province, Mr. Teodoro said it is high time to consider this joint venture with a private company.

As of this posting, Mr. Teodoro reported about 90 percent of the 132 permanent and job order employees may probably consider to transfer with Prime Water once the agreement will be finalized.

This is because the private party offers better compensation and benefit packages to its employees.

As part of the government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) of the Philippines, INWD will still regulate the activities of the private group.

Since 2013, PWC has started dialogues with the INWD management on the proposed project. 

Over the years, Ilocos Norte residents enjoy low water rates due to INWD’s excellent water delivery service and management. 

With limited government resources, however, the INWD management said it is now ready to embark on latest innovations on water developments to keep up with the change of time. (Leilanie G, Adriano)

Notices for September 4, 2017

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF ILOCOS NORTE
FIRST JUDICIAL REGION
BRANCH XVI, LAOAG CITY

IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR THE PROBATE
OF HOLOGRAPHIC WILL OF BASILIA S. ANDRES

WILFREDO G. ANDRES, JR.
Petitioner,

SPEC. PROC. NO. 17153-16
FOR PROBATE OF HOLOGRAPHIC WILL OF BASILIA S. ANDRES
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ORDER
A verified petition has been filed by the petitioner wherein he prayed the Court that after due notice, publication and hearing the holographic will of the late BASILIA S. ANDRES be declared her last will and testament and that the petitioner be appointed as executor and/or administrator of her estate and serving as such without a bond. The petitioner likewise prayed for other just and equitable reliefs.
Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the hearing of the same is hereby set for September 27, 2017 at 8:30 A.M. before this Court sitting at the ground floor of the Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag City, at which date, time and place all concerned may appear to contest the allowance of the holographic will. Let copies 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 prior to the date of hearing and be furnished to the children of the late BASILIA S. ANDRES and other heirs mentioned in the petition as follows:
WILFREDO S. ANDRES, SR., with residence and postal address at No. 105 Gen. Segundo Ave., Brgy. 11, Laoag City, Philippines.
ADRIANA S. ANDRES-FISHER, with residence at No. 20 Mainsail Xing, Savannah, Georgia, United States of America, 31411-2723
ELIEZER R. ANDRES, JR., ETHELWYN ANDRES-ACIERTO and EMILY REYES ANDRES (maiden name), with address at Our lady of Miraculous Medal School, Phase IV, Block 21, Lots 4-6, Pacita Complex, San Pedro, Laguna.
ESTRELITA REYES-ANDRES and ELAINE REYES-ANDRES (maiden names), whose respective addresses at present are unknown to the petitioner.

SO ORDERED.

DONE in the City of Laoag, Philippines this 11th day of August, 2017.

(SGD)CONRADO A. RAGUCOS
Judge
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 2017*IT
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Republic of the Philippines
Regional Trial Court
First Judicial Region
Branch 15, Laoag City

Marcelo Salvador Balicao,
Petitioner,
-versus-
The Local Civil Registrar of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the National Statistics
Office and Rheamay Apostol Balicao, 
Respondent.

Civil Case No. 17021-15
For: Recognition and/or Confirmation of a Foreign Judgment of Divorce, and
to Declare Petitioner Capacitated to remarry Pursuant to Rule 39, Section
48 (B) of the 1997 Rules of Civil Procedure in Relation to Article 36,
Par. 3 of the Family Code of the Philippines.

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ORDER
Before this Court is a verified petition for the recognition and/or confirmation of a foreign judgment of divorce, filed by herein petitioner, Marcelo Salvador Balicao.
It is alleged in the petition that petitioner is of legal age, married, Filipino citizen and a resident of Brgy. Madayegdeg, San Fernando City, La Union. Petitioner allege that he and herein private respondent, Rheamay Apostol Balicao were married on 27 April 2013 before the Christian Community Church, Brgy. 11, Sarrat, Ilocos Norte. After the marriage respondent went back to the State of Hawaii, United States of America where she is a resident and after a year, respondent took a very brief vacation in the Philippines and informed petitioner that their relationship is over.
On 09 May 2016, a Divorce Decree was issued by the Family Court First Circuit, State of Hawaii, dissolving the marriage of the petitioner with the private respondent. The divorce decree was issued pursuant to Chapter 580, Hawaii Revised Statutes, including any amendments from the 2015 HRS supplements, more in particular PART III. DIVORCE – 580-41, which provides:
“The family court shall decree a divorce from the bod of matrimony upon the application of either party when the court finds:
The marriage is irretrievably broken.
The parties have lived separate and apart under a decree of separation from bed and board entered by any court of competent jurisdiction, the term of separation has expired and no reconciliation has been effected;
The parties have lived separate and apart for a period of two years or more under a decree of maintenance entered by any court of competent jurisdiction, and no reconciliation has been affected; or
The parties have lived separate and apart for a continuous period of two years or more immediately preceding the application, there is no reasonable likelihood that the cohabitation will be resumed, and the court is satisfied that, in the particular circumstances of the case, it would not be harsh and oppressive to the defendant or contrary to the public interest to a divorce on this ground on the complaint of the plaintiff.”
That in order to avoid the awkward situation where petitioner remains to be married to a person who is capacitated to marry under the laws of the State of Hawaii, the instant petition is hereby initiated.
Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, this Court sets the same for hearing on September 29, 2017 at 9:00 o’clock in the morning, in the sala of Branch 15, Regional Trial Court, Second Floor, Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag City, at which date, time and place, any interested person may appear and show cause why the petition should not be granted.
Let copies of the Petition and this Order be served upon the Local Civil Registrar of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, the Civil Registrar General, Philippine Statistics Authority, Manila, the Office of the Solicitor General, and the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor.
Let this Order be published at the expense of the petitioner once a week for three (3) consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the Province of Ilocos Norte.
Let summons be issued to private respondent in her given address in the petition. In addition it appearing that the private respondent is an American citizen and the foreign divorce decree was obtained in the State of Hawaii, where she is a resident, the petitioner is directed to coordinate with this Court’s Sheriff, to ensure that summons is likewise served to respondent’s last known address in the State where the decree of divorce was granted.
SO ORDERED.
Given in chambers, this 1st day of June 2017, at Laoag City.

(SGD) BENJAMIN D. TURGANO
Judge
Cc:
Atty. Melanie Abenes
Marcelo Salvador Balicao
Local Civil Registrar of Sarrat
Philippine Statistics Authority
Rheamay Apostol Balicao
OSG
Provincial Prosecutor
OCC
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 2017*IT
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Republic of the Philippines
REGIONAL TRIAL COURT
Branch 15, Laoag City

IN RE: MATTER OF THE WILL OF THE LATE AGUSTINA DELA CRUZ PAULINO

MARCIAL RAMOS
Petitioner,

SPEC. PROC. NO. 16803-15
For: Probate of Will

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons having money claims against the decedent arising from contract, express or implied, whether the same be due, not due, or contingent, all claims for funeral expenses and expenses for the last sickness of the decedent, and judgment for money against the decedent, must be filed against the estate not less than six (6) months after the date of the first publication of this notice but not more than twelve (12) months thereafter, otherwise they are barred forever.
Laoag City, August 15, 2017.

(SGD)ATTY. BERNARD MANRIQUE
Clerk of Court V
Sept. 4, 11, 18,2017*IT
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AFFIDAVIT OF LOSS
Notice is hereby given that MARIA TERESITA BATARA INGOSAN is a holder of three hundred eighteen (318) outstanding shares of stock of BANCO DE ORO (previously Equitable PCI Bank) under Stockholder No. 0100010976, that she was issued certificates of stock as evidence of said shareholding, that she kept shares of the stock in their residence in Brgy. 13, No. 120 Gen. Segundo Ave., Laoag City, that sometime on 18 December 2005 their residence was completely burned in a fire they lost all their belongings and possessions, including her stock certificates, that she therefore executing this affidavit to attest to the truth of the foregoing and request BDO to issue new stock certificates in lieu of the lost ones, as well as for all legal intents and purposes ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public JOSEPHUS R. NEREZ as per Doc. No. 188; Page No. 19; Bk. No. XLI; S. of 2017.
Sept. 4, 11, 18,2017*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH SALE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late LUZ MIGUEL SISTOZA and her husband GUILLERMO SISTOZA consisting of their undivided one-half (1/2) share of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 10310-B of the subdivision plan Psd-01-055266, being a portion of Lot 10310 Laoag Cadastre, L.R.C. Rec. No. 1222 covered by TCT No. T-35025 containing an area of 122.33 sq.m. situated in the Brgy. Sta. Joaquina, City of Laoag has been adjudicated by their heirs and simultaneously sold to SHELLA MAE M. BARROGA married to RANDY M. BARROGA ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public NORBERTO A. MANUEL as per Doc. No. 130; Page No. 27; Bk. No. LXII;S. of 2017.
Sept. 4, 11, 18,2017*IT
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DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ENGRACIA DORONIO BOLIBOL consisting of bank deposits maintained at PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK-LAOAG BRANCH, Laoag City under the following accounts: Savings Dollar Special-OFW/Beneficiary with Account No. 150972700030; Peso Savings Regular with Account Nos. 150972700014 and 150972800018; and PNBIG Savings with Account Nos. 1523943400000029 and 1509727400000032 has been the subject of Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement of Estate executed by her heirs ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public ADEL CRISTINA Z. DIÑO as per Doc. No. 241; Page No. 49; Bk. No. XVI; S. of 2017.
Sept. 4, 11, 18,2017*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH QUITCLAIM AND PARTITION AGREEMENT AND A CONTRACT OF USUFRUCT
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late CATALINA MARDICAS and PIO MARDICAS a.k.a. WILLIAM FELIX MARDIGRAS consisting of two (2) parcels of land designated as Lot Nos. 1081 and 1082 both covered by TCT No. T-16381 containing an area of 942 sq.m. and 56 sq.m. situated at Brgy. Caunayan, Batac, Ilocos Norte has been the subject of Deed of Adjudication with Quitclaim and Partition Agreement and a Contract of Usufruct executed by their heirs ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public DA VINCI M. CRISOSTOMO as per Doc. No. 372; Page No. 76; Bk. No. CCCXXXV; S. of 2017.
Sept. 4, 11, 18,2017*IT
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DEED OF ADJUDICATION WITH SALE
Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late SPS. JUAN R. REYNON also known as JOHNNY R. REYNON and CAYETANA F. REYNON consisting of a parcel of land designated as Lot No. 530 of the Laoag Cadastre covered by TCT No. (T-7039) 021-3260 containing an area of 4,116 sq.m. located at Brgy. 37, Calayab, Laoag City has been adjudicated by their heir and simultaneously sold to JUNELL N. HERNANDO married to JULIE P. HERNANDO ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public LUCIANO R. CARAANG as per Doc. No. 458; Page No. 92; Bk. No. CXLIII; S. of 2017.
Aug. 28, Sept. 4, 11, 2017*IT
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