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2nd September 2014
LGUs have authority to issue SAG permits, says solon
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on September 2, 2014, 5:10 am
By Marcelo M. Pedalino
 
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, September 1 (PIA)  --  Permits for sand and gravel extraction, irrespective of size  --  either five hectares or above  --  will have to be approved by the provincial government before any other agency can issue succeeding permits.
 
This was reported by Cong. Damian Mercado Friday in a block-time program over dydm, “Action, Solusyon, Inisyatibo sa Congreso.”
 
Quoting the gist of a House Environment Committee hearing in aid of legislation, which conducted a marathon session on the matter Wednesday last week, Mercado said the clarification was also based by a Supreme Court ruling on a similar issue, in addition to various rules, laws, and regulations cited by the committee.
 
The hearing was held on the initiative of the lone Southern Leyteno solon in an effort to settle lingering questions on who can grant extraction permits, especially those concessionaires beyond five hectares.
 
Mercado also quoted Cagayan De Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez, a member of the House Environment Committee, as saying that in their province the provincial government was empowered as the issuing body for such kind of permits.
 
Earlier, shortly after an early morning tree-planting activity at barangay Cambooc here, Gov. Roger Mercado told PIA the same update as the main substance of the congressional hearing that he also attended.
 
The elder Mercado, who was celebrating his 63rd birthday Friday, reiterated the authority of the province to issue extraction permits, whether big and small, in an interview with Nestor Abrematia, a Tacloban-based journalist, on the sidelines of his birthday party at the Capitol Tree Park.
 
Meanwhile, some 1,870 seedlings of Acasia Mangium trees have been planted by about three hundred employees who joined the tree-planting, a regular activity every natal day of the Gov. Mercado, even long before when he was still the province’s lone district lawmaker.  (mmp, PIA8-Southern Leyte) 
 

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30th August 2014
All Hands Volunteers to join fun run
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on August 30, 2014, 4:28 pm

TACLOBAN RUNNERS TO REHOUSE MORE RESIDENTS

On Sunday 31st of August, 39 All Hands Volunteers will be taking part in Comelec's Fun, running over 340km between them, in Tacloban City

All Hands Volunteers set up Project Leyte in December, responding to the destruction that saw Typhoon Yolanda destroy or severely damage 1.1 million homes. Since March,the volunteers have helped build 146 transitional shelters which allow families from Barangay 88 to be relocated.

This is in addition to All Hands projects to rebuild schools, safely deconstruct unsafe premises, support livelihoods with fruit tree distribution, run community days and improve infrastructure at relocation sites amongst many other commitments within Tacloban and Leyte.

Project Leyte's latest initiative is to relocate families, where possible, with the least disruption to their lives. As such, they have designed Progressive Core Homes that can be built within a family's own community. It is aiming to raise 1.1 million Philippine Pesos between now and the 1 year anniversary of Super-Typhoon Yolanda. This symbolic amount, one peso for every home that was affected, will go to building nine of these homes and strengthening the communities that they are in. The countdown has begun and the volunteers, who are wanting to raise enough from their run to build at least one home, are doing what they can to smash their target.

Owen Swann, Director of Project Leyte says, “It’s great that these volunteers are going the extra mile, or even 18km. We are really committed to the community here in Tacloban City. Running alongside them gives the volunteers a chance to show that we

are there with them whilst the city gets back on its feet."

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based non-profit organization which provides hands-on assistance to communities around the world, with maximum impact and minimum bureaucracy.

Yolanda response is the organization's fifth project in the Philippines in the past seven years.

For more information please go to www.justgiving.com/teams/projectleyte or

contact Michael Ball, Assistant Project Director: mikeball@hands.org 

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22nd August 2014
SSS Alkansssya program in So. Leyte nets fisherfolks, drivers
Posted by Jani Arnaiz, Chief Editor on August 22, 2014, 1:29 am
(By Marcelo M. Pedalino, PIA8-Southern Leyte)
 
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, August 14 (PIA)  --  The traditional way of saving money the Filipino way through the alkansiya gets a boost from the Social Security System (SSS) with the innovative Alkansssiya program.
 
Alkansiya and Alkansssya were basically the same, except for the three SSS letters which literally emphasized the initials for the state pension firm, which serves private sector employees and self-employed individuals.
 
But SSS’ Alkansssya offered something more:  with a regular monthly premium of P 330.00 a fisherman or motorcab driver is entitled to benefits and services enjoyed by their employed counterparts, said Gregorio Baroza, Branch Manager of SSS-Southern Leyte office.
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10th August 2014
Maasin City keen on 'No Smoking Capital of the Philippines'
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on August 10, 2014, 11:35 am

(By Ronald Reyes, PNA | 10 Aug 2014, 1:43 pm)

TACLOBAN CITY, Aug 10 (PNA) --Amid resistance from tobacco companies and smokers, Mayor Maloney Samaco of Maasin city in Southern Leyte is determined to turn the city into a “No Smoking Capital of the Philippines.”

After bagging the Department of Health- Red Orchid Hall of Fame awards for its comprehensive implementation of 100 percent tobacco-free environment in coordination with the World Health Organization (WHO) for three consecutive years since 2010, the city government’s role in maintaining its reputation is getting more challenging.

“Sometimes we use the iron hand by imposing penalties and closures of some stores who violated our laws,” Samaco said.

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7th August 2014
First Filipino-American to command an aircraft carrier takes helm of USS Lincoln from brother-in-law
Posted by Yel Cobile, IT Admin & Correspondent on August 7, 2014, 6:55 pm

(By Ali Rockett, Daily Press | 6:55 P.M.. 7 Aug 2014)

NEWPORT NEWS --- Capt. Ronald Ravelo relieved his brother-in-law, Capt. Karl Thomas, as commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday --- a change of command considered unprecedented for the U.S. Navy.

Ravelo also became the first Filipino-American to take command of a carrier. Thomas, the outgoing commander of the Lincoln, will lead the USS Carl Vinson, which is preparing for deployment from San Diego later this month.

"I really couldn't think of a better officer to follow," Ravelo said after the ceremony.

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