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MAASIN CITY They came from all walks of life; the lame and crip-pled, the sick and the hypochondriacs, the true believers and agnos-tics, the benevolent and the self-centered to hear and be touched by the world renowned Filipino miracle priest Father Fernando Suarez. His healing masses at the Santo Nino de Ibarra Church and healing ses-sions at the Maasin City and Provincial Gymnasi-um were jam packed and Suarez, who now enjoys rock star status here and abroad did not disappoint them - for there were immediate reports of actual healings by those he had touched. Father Suarez was born in the province of Ba-tangas in 1967. After obtaining his Chemical Engineering degree in 1995, he went to Win-nipeg, Canada where he attained his priesthood in 2002. He then joined the Companions of the Cross, a religious com-munity of priests, found-ed by Reverend Robert Bedard. In 2006 alone he prayed over half a million
people, and according to his followers, thousands had been healed and tes-timonies continued to roll in about Gods healing powers. When he was 16 he said he felt God was us-ing him to reach people who were sick and in need. He noticed that
those he ministered to who had faith in Jesus Christ were the ones that were healed. I found the healing touch of Jesus through my hands, he told his father superiors, who doubted him at first, but after hearing the testimo-nies of the people he had
cured they now believe his healing power is au-thentic. In July 2006 father Suarez joined the Mary Mother of the Poor Foun-dation which helps poor people in the Philippines and other countries. All the MMPFs ear-nongs from Father Su-
arezs healing minis-try are invested in the foundations projects. The MMP foundation today has a daily feed-ing program for over 2000 poor students and hosts medical missions and builds homes and school rooms for needy families in the Philip-
pines and in North, Central, and South America. (By ANTHONY KINGS)
MAASIN CITY Presi-dent Gloria Macapagal Arroyo cancelled her visit to Southern Leyte last week where she was the guest of honor on the provinces 49th founding anniversary. According to Malacaang the president who had ar-rived from her state visits to Brazil, Japan, Columbia and Hong Kong decided to voluntarily quarantine herself at the Asian Medi-cal Center to set the ex-
ample for her countrymen and thereby prevent the spread of the H1N1 flu virus that has infected over 1,800 Filipinos - the high-est in Southeast Asia. Congressman Roger Mercado said Education Secretary Jesli Lapus his for-mer colleague in Congress would take the Presidents place. Arroyo was supposed to lead the ground breaking ceremony of the new pro-
vincial hospital in Baran-gay Dongon a farming community 8 kilometers from Maasin City. Provincial general services personnel who were hurriedly hanging streamers welcoming the president and pre-paring the hospital site in Dongon village ex-pressed an odd mixture of disappointment and relief over the presi-
dents decision. Some were disappointed because they would not get to see the president in person, while others were relieved since they could now enjoy the anniversary program at the Sunken garden. Scientists from the US Center for Disease Control claim the mystery flu virus was first discovered in Spain in 1918. But since it had evolved during the years, no
And the winners are: Earlene Lancour of Macrohon, Miss Southern Leyte 2009; Safa Rodas of Maasin, First Runner-up; Mischelle Regis of Libagon Second runner-Up; Diane Gloria of San juan, Third Runner-Up and April Patron of Sogod, Fourth Runner-Up. Safa Rodas was also chosen as Miss Natasha and Miss MSE, Earlene Lancour as Miss Friendship and Charina Camposano was chosen Best in Production, Best in Swimwear, Best in Evening Gown and Miss Photogenic. (Photo by Noeme Montalbo)
On this our 49th founding anniversary we certainly have much to be proud about, and be thankful for. For we now have a concret road network linking our eighteen towns and Maasin City to any market center in the country, and on which we can travel in comfort - to any destination in the province. We will also have the highest hanging bridge in the Philippines this Septem-ber which will greatly facilitate travel toMindanao and Luzon. I thank you all for making this possible. May God continue to bless our efforts in the coming years.
HAPPY 49TH ANNIVERSARY SOUTHERN LEYTE !
ROGER GAVIOLA MERCADORepresentative - Lone District of Southern Leyte
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OFFICE OF THE DISTRIST ENGINEERSouthern Leyte Engineering District
Maasin City, Southern Leyte
INVITATION TO APPLY FOR ELIGIBILITY AND TO BIDMay 29, 2009
The Southern Leyte Engineering District, Maasin City, Southern Leyte through the Bids & Awards Committee (BAC) invites potential Bidders to apply for eligibility and, if subsequently eligible, to bid for:
Contract ID: 09-IL-0061Contract Project: Cluster XV- Const. /Impvt. Of Bogo Multi-Purpose BuildingContract Location: Maasin City, Southern leyteBrief Description: Const./Impvt. of Multi-Purpose BuildingApproved Budget for the Contract (ABC): P2,837, 000.00Contract Duration: 150 calendar days
The BAC will conduct this public bidding in accordance with R.A 9184 and its Implementing Rules and Regulations Part A.
To be eligible to bid for this contract, a contractor must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and must meet the following major criteria: (a) prior registration with the DPWH, (b) Filipino citizen or 75% Filipino-owned partnership/corporation with PCAB license applicable to the type and cost of this contract, (c) completion of a similar contract costing at least 10% of the ABC, and (d) Net Financial Contracting Capacity at least equal to ABC, or credit line commitment/cash deposit certificate for at least 10% of the ABC. The DPWH will use non-discretionary pass/fail criteria in the eligibility check, preliminary examination of bids, evaluation of bids, post qualification, and award.Unregistered contractors, however, may submit their LOIs simultaneously with their applications for registration, to the Southern Leyte Engineering District before the deadline set below for the receipt of LOIs.
The DPWH Central BAC-TWG will first process the contractors application for registration and issue the Contractors Certification of Registration (CRC) before processing their LOIs. The DPWH Central BAC-TWG will process only those with complete registration requirements.
The significant times and deadlines of procurement activities are shown below:1. Receipt of LOIs from Prospective Bidders 10:00a.m June 5, 20092. Issuance of Results of Eligibility Check June 15, 20093. Issuance of Bidding Documents June 16, 20094. PRE-Bid Conference 10:00a.m June 16, 20095. Receipt of Bids 10:00a.m June 30, 20096. Opening of Bids 2:00p.m June 30, 2009
Prospective bidders may get hard copies of LOI Form and shall submit same duly accomplished, In Person or through their authorized representative as reflected in their CONTRACTORS REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE (CRC), to the Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee (BAC), DPWH, Southern Leyte Engineering District, Maasin City, Southern Leyte upon payment of non-refundable fee of: P500.00 for projects 1 million and below P1, 000.00 for projects above 1million less than 5 million P1, 500.00 fro projects above 5 million less than 10 million P2, 000.00 for projects above 10 million less than 20 million P2, 500.00 for projects 20 million and above
And upon presentation of the following:1. Original CRC with Xerox Copies (1 set)2. Two (2) valid IDs pf Proprietor/Manager of Authorized representative submitting the above
Prospective bidders may also download the Bidding Documents (BDs), if available, from the DPWH website. The BAC will also issue hard copies of the BDs at the same address to eligible bidders upon payment of a non-refundable fee of: P2, 000.00 for project 1 million and below P2, 500.00 for project above 1 million less than 5 million P5, 000.00 for project above 5 million less than 10 million P6, 000.00 for project above 10 million less than 20 million P10, 000.00 for project 20 million and above
Eligible bidders that will download the BDs from the DPWH website shall pay the said fees upon the submission of their bids. The Southern leyte Engineering District reserves the right to accept or reject any bid and to annul the bidding process anytime before Contract award, without incurring any liability to the affected bidders.
Approved by: (sgd.)
LINO FRANCISCO C. GONZALEZOIC-Asst. District EngineerBAC ChairmanDPWH, SLEDAsuncion, Maasin City, Southern LeyteTel. No. 053-381-3581 / Fax No. 053-381-3581
SOUTHERN LEYTE Although there has been a significant increase in the number of tourist resorts in the