Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sugilanon ni Tita Linda

Bito-on Sa Dahi Ni Almira

Parabil natawo si Almira, may magueang nga nagpanghimaead kay Anna Bilen. Suno sa hakita ko magueang ro unga ni Anna Bilen hay may bito-on sa dahi. Apang peligroso man ro anang kabuhi ag dapat nga haeongan.
Pagkatawo ni Almira, mananod eamang ro nagpa-unga. Hakita nana ro bito-on sa dahi ni Almira. Ro anang ina ag ama hay nakasayod man nga may bito-on sa dahi si Almira. Pag katapos it panghimos ko paltera, dayon imaw nga nag uli. Ogaling inabangan imaw sa daean it mga tawong nakasuksok it itum. Guinpatay ro mananod. Halin kato owa eun it nakasayod sa kabuhi ni Almira.
Kalisod it mga tawo ro andang Hari ag Reyna. Owa it eabot nga mapintas sa mga tawo, may guinatu-ohan pa sanda nga rebolto ag nagadaea it unga agod isakripisyo sa andang Diyos-diyos. Mga babaye nga unga eamang ro andang guinahaead. Pag tungtong sa tatlong dag-on, abo eon nga mga inunga rong guin pangsakripisyo.
May naka turo sa hari hanungod kay Almira. Guin padakop ro mag-asawa ag guindaea sa hari. Guingapos ro andang alema ko mag asawa agod indi makabalibad nga ihaead ro andang unga. Samtang guin ilisan it puti nga eambong si Almira ag guinpaeobog sa bato nga altar agod pagapatyon. Pagbukas ko anang higot sa dahi, golpe nga naghayag rong bito-on ag tinamaan rong rebolto. Nawasak rong imahen. Guin daeagan ko hari ag reyna rong rebolto, apang sanda man hay tinamaan ko kahayag it bito-on bosa namatay.
Nagkagulo sa sueod it palasyo. Nagdaea-eagan paguwa ro mga tawo ag kutob ratong mga sueogu-on it hari nga naga samba man sa rebulto hay nagkaeamatay.
Nagpasaeamat ro mga tawo. Guin bilang nanda nga sugo it eangit si Almira agod matapos rong maeain nga buhat it hari ag reyna.
Makaron, malipayon eon ro mga tawo nga nagatu-o sa minatuod-tuod ag buhi nga Diyos. /MP

EDITORIAL

NGO’s And PO’s Must Address Poverty
by Ernesto T. Solidum

            The Weekly Kapihan discussed the topic, “Role of Civic Organizations in Community Development” held at NVC Carmen Hotel just recently. Guests are Dr. Arnold I. Jayme, Pres. Rotary Club (RC) of Kalibo; Mr. Chem Aldecoa, Pres. Aklan Ati-atihan Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Mr. Patrick Masangcay III, Pres. JCI Aklan Kalantiao Jaycees; Mr. Ricky I. Molo, RC of Metro Kalibo; Atty. Antonio Tabang, RC of Metro Kalibo; and Dr. & Mrs. Santamaria, RC of Kalibo.
            Dr. Ambrosio R. Villorente cited invaluable services of civic organizations in touching peoples’ lives and creating livable communities through committed services and goods.
            The Rotary Club of Kalibo is now on its 48th year since it began serving the needs of the community, said Dr. Jayme. We have six organizational thrusts namely: a) peace and order, b) disease prevention, c) economic upliftment, d) maternal and child health, e) basic education and literacy, and f) water and sanitation. However, due to limited resources, RC Kalibo is concentrating on the last 3 areas of concern.
            “Daja Norte, Banga is our beneficiary barangay on potable water, level II costing P1 million. MOA signing was done between Brgy. Council of Daja Norte and RC of Kalibo regarding operation and maintenance of said facility. Some 200 households benefit from the donation of RC of Evergreen, Colorado, USA. A minimal fee of P10.00/month/family is collected to defray maintenance expenses,” said Dr. Jayme.
            Dr. Jayme confided that RC Kalibo will start the next nutrition feeding program in Brgy. Fatima, New Washington after its successful stint in Daja Norte, Banga. The target is 50 1st and 2nd degree malnourished kids to be cared and fed in a Barangay Health Center for 90 days. The daily budget is P500.00, 6 days a week. Pre weighing and post weighing evaluations are done by Nutritionist assisted by Barangay Nutrition Scholar. Meanwhile, a medical and dental team treats kids and their families for common illnesses, supply medical drugs and multivitamins.
            Still on health care we have 350 children who have fully restored smiles and self-confidence. Harelip cases are often traced to poverty but majority have completed their elementary education. RC of Kalibo is presently calling on new registrants for next batch of surgical operation scheduled for January to February 2015. Parents are requested to register their kids 1-6 years old with RHO, DRSTMH, or Aklan Medical Specialist Center.
            The Rotary Club thrust on basic education is to adopt one of the Elementary Schools in Libacao as a model implementor of K+12 project. This would mobilize our members who are experts in the teaching profession said Dr. Jayme.
            Atty. Tabang who is past Pres. of Aklan Chapter Integrated Bar of the Philippines and RC of Kalibo said that Rotarians live by its mission to render service above self. Its avowed mission is human and infra development where the government fails to deliver goods and services. This gap is a reality taken care of by civic societies. RC renders free legal assistance especially to poor folks.
            Those in need of prosthetics may confer with Mr. Molo who as Pres. of Metro Kalibo has secured one for Manuel Aldecoa. A victim of typhoon Yolanda whose leg was amputated because of gangrene complication. Another case is presently processed for a kid from Estancia, Kalibo. A prosthetic or artificial leg costing P100,000 but is secured through donations by Samaritans. Mr. Molo, an accomplished visual artist and instructor at Northwestern Visayan Colleges is a beneficiary of a prosthetic leg donated through Ms. Megs Lunn.
            Mr. Masangcay stated that JCL’s mission is to provide development opportunities that empower youth to become leaders and responsible citizens. The organization, brainchild of Atty. Allen S. Quimpo, has been involved in typhoon Yolanda food relief, and medical assistance. It donated mosquito nets and solar lamps. It was also successful in hosting Presidents’ Academy Conference wherein 119 past Presidents all over the country came to Boracay in October 2013.
            The Aklan Ati-atihan Chamber of Commerce and Industry sponsors projects and activities that support Aklanon interest and needs. It financed delegation of furniture makers to Cebu City, Mutya ng Pilipinas contestant, campaign against STL, gave food and relief to typhoon Yolanda victims, sponsors annual food court during Aklan Foundation celebration and donates one sack rice per month to PNP Provincial headquarters, said Mr. Aldecoa.
            It is very unfortunate that civic organizations are tainted with controversy arising from bogus NGO’s of Janet Lim Napoles. That this malpractice dates back to 1997 and continued until 2013 where P10 billion of tax-payers’ money was misused stinks to high heavens. In advanced countries like the US, Japan, France, and Germany, it does not need lengthy overblown criminal litigation but a speedy dispensation of justice. No one is above the law is a basic tenet of democratic societies. It is indeed ironic that PNP convoys and imaginary illnesses are contrived by the accused to public expense. Outside of prison cells 7 out of 10 pinoys die without seeing a doctor.
            Aklans’ economic life must be considerably improved if we are mindful of UN Millennium Development Goals. This can be done by strengthening manufacturing and agro-fishery industries. DTI has an ingenious plan to develop geotextile made from coconut husks which are in big demand abroad. Aklan has 46,500 hectares of coco land and products like ropes, twine, textile nets, foam insulation, particle board, and potting material for ornamental plants could be produced. Other important products are coco water, coco vinegar, coco sugar and virgin coconut oil. It is unfortunate that RC of Kalibo and Aklan Chamber of Commerce and Industry do not consider above problem a priority. It is common knowledge that the root of the problem of Philippine society is poverty. Lately, it has spawned mutant animal species like DAP and PDAF.
            Civic organizations have a crucial role in rendering public service through volunteerism. Many of their noble deeds go unnoticed since it is only the people who have been helped that are most vociferous. For their humanitarian effort, we give our heartfelt congratulations. /MP

Iloilo Meets Regine’s Lighter Side

Iloilo Meets Regine’s Lighter Side

The Ilonggos went to see Regine Velasquez-Alcasid in a Kapuso Fans’ Day mounted by GMA Regional TV last June 27 at SM City Iloilo all looking forward to hearing and seeing her perform live—and they got more than what they wished for. They discovered the hilarious side of the songstress.
With Ate Redge, the Songbird impersonator, in tow, the event took off on an entertaining note as he performed in an opening number together with the Regine sing-alikes and look-alikes. Everyone was cheering for their bets while the contestants gave their best.
A deafening greeting followed when it was finally Regine’s turn to take center stage. Song after song, the crowd heartily chanted with her. What thrilled the audience more was the Asia’s Songbird herself, after gulping ice cold water after each song, engaging the Ilonggos in a humorous time with her playful spiels.
Not only did she sing, she also gamely kidded around with Ate Redge, the contestants, and the audience. Even Direk Gina Alajar, who was also in town to scout for potential child actors to be part of the come backing well-loved 80s drama series Yagit, laughed her heart out while watching Regine deliver her jokes.
Regine shared that she really enjoys being a part of GMA’s trip to the regions, which also gives her the chance to see her supporters from wherever part of the country they may be.
“It’s a good thing that I get to tour different parts of the country while having a fans’ day too. Umiikot talaga kami pero hiwa-hiwalay. It’s a monthly thing. Minsan dalawa,” said Regine.
The famous Kapuso singer recently came from Davao, Dagupan, Vigan, and Boracay before visiting Iloilo.
“So habang wala akong soap ito ‘yung ginagawa ko. More than 10 na ‘yung naka-line up na Kapuso Fans’ Day. It’s exciting,” enthused Regine, looking forward to her succeeding trips.
“We are grateful that Regine has allotted time for her regional fans. Regional TV's Integrated Marketing Services Division and Entertainment TV have been planning for her Kapuso Fans Day in the regions since last year. This is part of the synergy efforts of the Kapuso Network. We are happy to see Regine touch-base with her fans who have supported her through the years,” said Oliver Amoroso, AVP and Head for GMA Regional TV-Integrated Marketing Services. /MP

Drilon to DBM: Release DAP SAROs

Drilon to DBM: Release DAP SAROs

Senate President Franklin M. Drilon last week urged the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) to release all documents, including pertinent Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs), pertaining to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds which were availed of by lawmakers.
“The records are with the DBM and Secretary Florencio Abad said that the DBM is conducting a thorough research on the matter. Upon the completion of its report, the DBM should release them for the sake of transparency,” said Drilon.
“These are public records and it is only right that the public be given access to these documents so that they can scrutinize and find out if public funds were indeed put to public use,” he stressed.
The Senate President likewise reiterated his earlier call for the Commission on Audit (COA) to conduct a comprehensive audit of the DAP, and to investigate if there were red flags in the implementation.
He said that a COA full-blown audit would find out if DAP funds were misspent.
“The COA should heed calls for a complete audit of DAP. Only a COA report would dispel fears that these funds were used for personal gains,” said Drilon./MP


Canada Day And My Canada Days

Canada Day And My Canada Days

“Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.” Marshall McLuhan
by Alex P. Vidal

I celebrated Canada Day (July 1) in British Columbia for two consecutive years in 2010 and 2011. I was impressed with the way Canadians commemorated the date when Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and the Province of Canada were united into a single country with parades, fireworks, and festivals. The union, historians say, was a result of the Constitution Act which granted Canada a great deal of independence from England. Over the course of a century, Canada gradually shed its dependence on the United Kingdom. It did not become fully independent until 1982, the same year that Canada day became an official holiday.
In order to fully appreciate other cultures, I had a chance to also assimilate with the Chinese-Canadian, Indo-Canadian, and Polish-Canadian communities in particular. Since I stayed in a predominantly Indian community in Surrey, I became familiar with the Indian culture and was able to meet and interview some of their community leaders.
In most of my visits in downtown Vancouver, I always had a chance to visit the Polish Community Center on Fraser St. My friend, dance expert Christian Cunanan, once brought me in the center which becomes a dance floor at night time during weekend. I also met so many brilliant Chinese-Canadians in Richmond where Chinese restaurants mushroom in every nook and canny.

Settlements

The earliest organized Polish settlements are actually in Ontario, not in British Columbia. It dates back to the early 1860s. The pioneers and their descendants left an important imprint on the Ontarian Landscape, with their beautiful religious landmarks, characteristic method of land cultivation, and unique architectural style and artistry. We learned that much of this precious heritage is being lost through neglect or inadequate identification and documentation. Even in Canada’s oldest Polish settlement in Renfrew Country, this continues to be a serious concern.
According to historians, Canada Day took decades to catch on because many early Canadians identified themselves as British. It was not until Canada’s “golden” anniversary in 1917(50 years), that an official celebration was recorded. The next set of Canada Day festivities did not occur until ten years, in 1927. The Government’s first recognition of the holiday occurred in 1958 with a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill. The first country-wide celebration was in 1967, Canada’s 100th anniversary. Since then, Canada Day grew and evolved to become the widespread commercial holiday it is today. Canada Day is celebrated with fireworks, concerts, cookouts, and sports games today. Canada’s capital, Ontario, hosts the most holiday activities. There are countless events, activities, and festivals found throughout the city streets, parks, and museums. Fireworks are launched from Parliament Hill to conclude a day of patriotic festivities.

Dominion Day

Formerly known as “Dominion Day,” Canada Day marks the anniversary of the Constitution Act of 1867, joining Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Canada province (now Ontario and Quebec) into a single country. The Constitution Act granted Canada a substantial amount of independence from England, although complete independence was given in 1982. Prior to 1900, there was little Canadian nationalism as many Canadians regarded themselves as British citizens. The first official celebration was held in 1917 to honor Canada’s 50th birthday. It was not until 1946 that Phileas Cote, a member of the Quebec House of Commons, sent a private member’s bill to renamed the “National Holiday of Canada.” Since no one agreed on the name, the bill was defeated. The government first recognized Canada Day in 1958 by holding a trooping of the color on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada’s centennial marked the first widespread celebration in 1967. The event promoted nationalism and Canadian pride. The holiday continued to grow in the late 1960s and many Canada Day event were televised and broadcast throughout the country. In the 1980s, the government began funding Canada Day activities in smaller communities. The holiday was finally made official by a unanimous votes on October 27, 1982; the same year that Canada Act was passed, removing any remaining dependence of Canada on the United Kingdom. While the public had recognized the holiday for decades, this marked a significant change in the magnitude of the celebrations.
In addition to independence from the United Kingdom, Canada Day also marks a number of revolutionary breakthroughs and significant events. The first national radio hookup was initiated by the Canadian National Railway on July 1, 1927. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) held its first cross-country broadcast on Canada Day in 1958. The first color television transmission in Canada was held on July 1, 1966. In 1967, the Order of Canada was inaugurated. “O Canada” was also named the official national anthem on Canada Day, 1980. /MP


Albay Scores Zero Casualty Vs Glenda, Sustains P4.1B Damage*

Albay Scores Zero Casualty Vs Glenda, Sustains P4.1B Damage*

*The Entreprenuerial Farmer is publishing in his column the report from Albay how they achieved zero casualty during typhoon Glenda. 

Preemptive evacuation yielded Albay a zero casualty score against Typhoon Glenda which made its first landfall in the province and pummeled it for seven hours. It left destructions estimated at P4.1 billion, the Albay Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO) reported,
Packing center winds of up to180 kms per hour, Glenda made landfall in Albay on Tuesday afternoon. PAGASA said the province suffered the main brunt of the typhoon. Before it struck, however, Team Albay, led by Gov. Joey Salceda, had already evacuated over 65,000 families from risk areas to the safe evacuation centers.
“It means we have already learned. Despite this hazard, death was zero and recovery has begun,” Salceda said in an interview. He advised his constituents to immediately pick the pieces of their lives and rise up again. The Albay Provincial Board promptly declared Albay under a state of calamity. 
Salceda said Glenda’s biggest victims were Albay’s 9.4 million coconut trees, with an annual output worth P1.3 billion; 40,000 houses made of light materials, P1.2 billion; public infrastructures, P670 million; and other infrastructures, P540 million or about P4.1 billion.
“If this lost incomes and loss of productive capacity will not be compensated by infusion of new resources or net resource transfers, it would translate to an inevitable higher poverty and higher malnutrition,” he noted.
Under Salceda’s instructions, the Albay PDRRMO has immediately formed eight teams under the Plan for Albay Glenda Early Recovery and Reconstruction or PAGERR, to draw up a reconstruction plan to be submitted to the national government for immediate funding and execution. 
“If this is not funded, there will be 27,333 more poor families, and every day of delay in plan implementation means P1.2 million additional income losses and five more families poorer and hungrier,” he pointed out.
Albay has 72,000 poor families already as growth in tourism, agriculture and industry are offset by annual climate adversities.
Salceda pioneered preemptive evacuation and the ‘zero casualty’ goal, now bywords in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) which have been adopted by the national government and many LGUs. The United Nations has declared Albay as its Global Model in DRR and Climate Change Adaptation.
Malacanang cited Albay for its “best practices” following its Glenda DRR operations in a statement Presidential Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma issued.
Salceda said President Aquino himself called him up at the height of Glenda’s fury to inquire on their preparations. He said he “felt reassured” by the President’s advice for him to call his cabinet secretary anytime if the national government support is needed.
He said his earlier suspension of classes was a preemptive strike and accomplished three things -- ensured the safety of 393,000 students, cleared school rooms for evacuees, sent an unmistakable warning of an imminent danger that may not yet be physically apparent.
Salceda had ordered all classes suspended 12 noon at the height of Glenda. Evacuation started at 3 pm, based on the forecasted landfall of Glenda in the morning of July 15. A new forecast issued at 5 pm July 14 has extended the landfall for another six hours the following day.     
“Exact discipline focuses our disaster response organization on the goal (zero casualty) and on the jugular (radical) measures by assembling a team of advisers whose professionalism, competence and performance on hazard forecasting and detection have been impeccable. Whatever their insufficiency, prayers overcompensates,” he explained.
Salceda now co-chairs of the UN Green Climate Fund, as representative of Southeast Asia and the developing countries. Team Albay, a home front emergency group he organized, has been a veteran of many mercy missions around the country during disasters and a recipient of many government and private sector awards. /MP

AKLAN SP RATIFIES MOA BETWEEN GOVERNOR AND DOTC FOR KIA EXPANSION

AKLAN SP RATIFIES MOA BETWEEN GOVERNOR AND DOTC FOR KIA EXPANSION

By Cindy I. Incensario

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Aklan approved Resolution No. 147, Series of 2014 which ratified the Memorandum Of Agreement (MOA) for the acquisition of lots for the Kalibo International Airport (KIA) entered into by Aklan Governor Florencio T. Miraflores with the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC). It allocates P175 million budget.
The said resolution was approved on July 9, 2014 during the 23rd regular session of the Aklan SP.
The acquisition of lots is intended for the KIA’s passenger terminal complex, vehicular parking area and access road.
The improvement of the Kalibo International Airport was included among the priority projects of the national government to upgrade it to international standard.
The DOTC will provide funds for the acquisition of lots for the full development of the KIA including the construction of additional facilities and improvement of existing ones.
The proposed development will accommodate bigger aircrafts that will be of service to the growing volume of passengers. It will enhance the efficiency, reliability and safety standards of the said international airport.
The said resolution amended Resolution No. 010, Series of 2013 approved on July 17, 2013 which authorized Miraflores to enter into a MOA with the DOTC for the same purpose but it involves the amount of P260 million.

  KIA accommodates international flights to and from the regional capitals and cities in Asia. Soon, it will become the hub airport of Air Asia. /MP 

PAG-IBIG SETS P6B FOR GLENDA CALAMITY LOANS

PAG-IBIG SETS P6B FOR GLENDA CALAMITY LOANS

The Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-IBIG Fund) has allocated some P6 billion in calamity funds for members affected by typhoon Glenda, Vice President Jejomar C. Binay said Monday last week.

“We have set aside P6 billion to make sure that we have enough to fund calamity loan applications of Pag-IBIG members whose homes were damaged by typhoon Glenda,” he said.

Binay is the chairman  of the Pag-IBIG Fund Board of Trustees in his capacity as chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC).

The Pag-IBIG calamity loan is available to members living in areas that have been declared under state of calamity. Eligible members may file loan applications within 90 days from the declaration of a state of calamity.

The areas declared under state of calamity include the provinces of Bataan, Laguna, Quezon, Cavite, Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Samar, as well as Muntinlupa City and Obando, Bulacan.

The Pag-IBIG calamity loan program, members with at least 24 monthly contributions may borrow up to 80 percent of their total savings at an annual interest rate of 5.9 percent.

“This interest rate is the lowest in the market and is almost half of the previous interest rate of 10.75 percent per annum,” the housing czar said. The loan is payable within 24 months after a grace period of three months.

“With the three-month moratorium, those who have taken out loans only need to start paying the monthly amortization on the fourth month. This will allow them time to take care of urgent concerns,” Binay said.

Members with existing Pag-IBIG multi-purpose or calamity loans may still file for new calamity loan applications, provided that the sum of all loans, including the new one being applied for, does not exceed 80 percent of his total accumulated savings.

“Those with existing Pag-IBIG Housing Loans, on the other hand, may apply for the calamity loan and can avail of the full loanable amount, provided that the housing loan is not in default at the time of application,” Binay said.

Aside from the calamity loan, Pag-IBIG members with existing housing loans may also file insurance claims against allied perils if the property covered by the loan was damaged by the typhoon.

The amount that can be claimed depends on the extent of damage to the property.

Application forms for the calamity loan and the insurance claim may be downloaded from the Pag-IBIG website (http://www.pagibigfund.gov.ph) or may be requested from Pag-IBIG branches or roving offices.

BINAY THANKS

Binay accepts with gratitude and humility the Pulse Asia survey results where 41 per cent of our people consider him their top choice for president.

While we have two years to go before the 2016 elections, the Pulse Asia result is a vote of confidence in Vice President Binay's performance and preparedness to lead the nation.


We recognize that the Pulse Asia and the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) surveys were conducted at a time when political developments could have affected satisfaction and trust with our top leaders and government in general. Nonetheless, the Vice President accepts the results of these surveys and will continue to work to improve the lives of our people. /MP

VP BINAY WINS LIBEL SUIT VS FORMER MAKATI VICE MAYOR

VP BINAY WINS LIBEL SUIT VS FORMER MAKATI VICE MAYOR


Former Makati Vice Mayor Roberto Brillante was found guilty again of libel against Vice President Jejomar C. Binay. Brillante was ordered to pay P500,000 in damages to the city’s former chief executive.
In a 13-page decision dated June 30, 2014, Judge Selma Palacio Alaras of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 62 said Brillante "willfully, unlawfully and feloniously” disseminated a defamatory statement that caused “dishonor, discredit and public contempt” upon Binay.
Judge Alaras ordered Brillante to pay a fine of P6,000 as well as P500,000 in moral damages to the Vice President.
Binay filed a libel suit against Brillante in 2006 after the latter released a press statement that accused the former mayor of allegedly bribing three Sandiganbayan justices to win a graft case.
The Sandiganbayan had dismissed a complaint filed by Brillante against former Mayor Elenita S. Binay and nine others for lack of probable cause.
Brillante, citing unnamed sources, had said in a radio program and a press conference that "lobby money" resulted in the dismissal of the case
In his testimony, Binay said Brillante's statement "was calculated to disseminate malicious imputations" and "clearly brought damage" to his name, reputation, integrity and honor as a public servant. 
Brillante, on the other hand, told the court his statement was done in "good faith" but the court said Brillante failed to act in “good faith” when he neglected to “substantiate or even attempt to verify his story before publication,” and his information were “mere gossips peddled by unnamed sources.”
It further said that Brillante showed malice, a critical element in libel cases, when he “made such remarks with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard as to the truth or falsity thereof.”
According to the court, journalists have a responsibility to report the truth, and in doing so must at least investigate their stories before publication, and be able to back their stories up with proof.
"There must be some foundation to their reports; these reports must be warranted by facts," the court said.
“There was no showing that accused (Brillante) made any attempt to talk to Mayor Binay to verify statements contained in the defamatory articles, especially considering the gravity of the accusations made against the latter.”
“Accused’s failure to verify the truth of the information from Mayor Binay himself is in itself an evidence of his lack of bona fide efforts to verify the accuracy of his information," it added.
While Brillante was found guilty of libel, the court imposed a penalty of fine instead of imprisonment because of the "wide latitude given to utterances against public figures" consonant to Administrative Circular No. 08-2008.

In 1993, Brillante was also slapped with a P500,000 fine for being convicted of five different counts of libel against Binay. The libel charges were related to the publication of the articles entitled "Binay accused of plotting slays of rivals," "Binay Slay Plan on (Augusto) Syjuco" and "Plea for Cory to Save Makati," all of which were published in January 1988. /MP

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sugilanon Ni Tita Linda

Dayuyon (Tidal Wave)
 ni Tita Linda

          Si haring Neptuno ro guinakilaea ko mga griyego nga diyos it kadagatan. Imaw ro naga buyot ko tanan nga kutob sa idaeum it dagat.
Isaeang adlaw, may hakita imaw nga kahayag sa ibabaw it tubi. Hakita man ni prinsesa Serena. Bo-ot nga masayuran ni prinsesa Serena kon ano rato. Lingid sa ka-aeaman ko anang ama, nagpanaw imaw agod  sundan rong kahayag, hasta nakaabot imaw sa Roxas boulevard. Rikara nagdungka ro barko.
Abo nga hakita imaw sa ibabaw nga mo-paeang nana hakita. May nagapamunit sa bato nga anang guin panaguan. Hakita imaw ko binatilyong si Rod. Nagsinggit si Rod it “Kataw! kataw! may kataw sa may tubi”. Nagpaeapit ro mga tawo. Guinpalibutan rong bato. Nageonip ro mga coast guard ag nadakpan nanda si Serena. Na-ila nga makalibre si Serena ogaling owa imaw maka libre sa mga coast guard.
            Samtang sa idaeum it dagat hay nagkasangag man rong tanan sa pagkaduea ni Serena. Guin mandu-an ko hari ro tanan nga siyokoy nga usuyon ro prinsesa. Kun indi hikita, kamatayan rong kabaylo sa andang kapaslawan. Sa pagpamati ko andang dueongan, guin sundan nanda rong guin agyan ni Serena. Tama eamang ro andang pag-abot ay guina karga eon si Serena sa isaeang ka patrol car.
Guin kumpas nanda ro andang baston. Umalsa rong tubi sa eawod. Maeagko nga humbak rong eumapaw sa Roxas Boulivard. Abo nga saeakyan ro nasamad. Duro mang kabuhi rong naduea. Sige rong kompas it baeod sa mga Baraka ag kab-aeayan. Samtang nagahumbak, andang guin bo-oe si Serena ag pumanaw. Pag-abot sa palasyo, nangayo it patawad si Serena sa anang amang hari.
        Tumaliwan ro mga dinag-on, bumisita si Serena sa anang guin halinan. Sayod imaw nga abo nga kabuhi rong naduea. Naila imaw nga makabaeos. Nagbalik imaw sa Roxas Boulivard. Madahan eon imaw nga nagapaniid agod indi imaw makita.
Sa lugar nga guinapamunitan, may hakita imaw nga eaeaki, may kaibhan nga unga nga maisot. C Rod, sangka amang mahugod, ag mayad-ayad gid it pamatasan. Naga talikod rong eaeaki ngani owa nana hakita rong pagbutang it mga perlas sa anang aeat. Pag-uli ko eaeaki nga owa it iba kundi si Rod, nakita nana ro mga perlas. Nagduda imaw nga ratong kataw ro nagta-o kana.

Nagmanggaranon si Rod ag anang pamilya. Owa nakasayod rong tanan kon siin imaw nakabo-oe ko anang manggad. Ro isaeang ka manogpamonit o pigadong tawo basta mayad-ayad it binuhatan, mahimo mang mag-angkon it manggad. /MP

Editorial

Higher Level Of Disaster Preparedness Need
by Ernesto T. Solidum

July is declared National Disaster Preparedness Month as per RA 10121 or National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010. This is the gist of the weekly Kapihan sa Aklan forum discussed recently at NVC Carmen Hotel. The guests are Larence T. Cadunggan, PRC-CDDRR Project Coord, Errol R. Ordines, PRC Europe Aid Proj. Officer, Arcely P. Pelayo, PRC Aklan Chapter Administrator, Clamrence Racquel R. Abada, PRC Chapter Operation Head, Terrence June Toriano, MDRRMG KALIBO and Galo I. Ibardolaza, PDRRMC.
Ms. Abada disclosed that the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) continues to engage its resources on rehabilitation of typhoon Yolanda victims. Now on its 8th month, a number of international and domestic donors supply missing gap in terms of food, medicine and funds turning peoples’ lives from despair to hope. The worse hit areas like Libacao, Balete, and Madalag are assisted by Spanish Red Cross, Finish Red Cross, Lezo - Air Asia, New Washington-International Red Cross. The model core shelter project is found in New Washington while school buildings in Libacao are rehabilitated, averred Ms. Abada.
“We empower communities in coping with disaster since the extent of damage and response could be area-specific”, said Mr. Ordines. Presently, we are piloting three (3) municipalities, Kalibo, Tangalan, and Malinao covering 15 barangays all financed by the European Union.
On the other hand, an integrated community school-based disaster preparedness is being implemented in Kalibo (Bakhao Norte and Sur, and Mobo) and Numancia (Aliputos, and Joyao-Joyao) reported Mr. Gadunggan. The funding comes from the Finish Red Cross. The planned expansions are Tangalan (Jawili, and Panayakan), and Ibajay (Laguinbanwa, and Aslum). The program includes training of volunteers in disaster preparedness, blood donation, supply of equipments and mitigation projects like mangrove reforestation.
Mr. Toriano cited Kalibo’s model Emergency Alert System (EAS) using coded signs to alert residents of impending disaster like typhoon and floods. Red means all MDRRMC personnel are on standby alert/call. Yellow, personnel inform public on current status of impending disaster; use megaphone on mobile car to address target residents on pick-up places and evacuation center. Green is to go on force evacuation to safety of higher ground.
Mr. Ibardolaza underscored the capacity building of LGU’s in preventing loss of life in any calamity. As Standard Operating Procedure (SOP), the 5 percent disaster fund is for training of volunteers and acquisition of vital equipment like flatboats, first aid kit, megaphone, and others.
PRC is traditionally the undisputed leader in dispensing relief and rescue operation until the enactment of RA 10121. Nevertheless, Ms. Pelayo said that PRC is still in the forefront of disaster management especially during the first three (3) days of emergency period namely: giving first aid and food assistance. They have organized themselves into a brigade called “Cross 143” composed pf 43 volunteer members in a community. Trainings are conducted in the barangay on topics like identifying hazard, first aid, disaster action plan and emergency drills.
Dr. Jasper Tallada, Philrice Consultant and Engineer revealed that based on their agrometeorological studies, for the past 3 years typhoon pattern has shifted from Luzon to Mindanao. This means that if the landfall is Northern Mindanao it will skim past Leyte and Samar before traversing Cebu, Negros and Panay Island and unleashing its fury on population centers and highly urbanized areas. Notable ones that pounded Mindanao and the Visayas are Sendong- 2011, Pablo- 2012 and Yolanda- 2013. Sendong and Pablo did not affect Panay, but Frank (2008) and Yolanda devastated Aklan Province in terms of unprecedented losses of life and property.
Despite our preparation against natural calamities everyone must pray that typhoon, flood, earthquake, storm surge and tsunami may not be severe as to blast us to kingdom come. For instance in Kalibo, Mr. Toriano confides that 90 percent of the municipality is flood prone and expose more people to higher risks. The same is true with Numancia who shares full impact of raging Aklan river. Data show that 9 out of 17 towns in Aklan are vulnerable to heavy flooding. A civil defense siren costing P1.5 million will be purchased by LGU Kalibo but has an effective range of only 1.5 kms.
Geohazard map released by Mines and Geosciences Bureau shows earthquake fault line running from the hinterlands of Madalag and Malinao straight up to Poblacion Ibajay. As a proactive stance centuries-old churches in Tangalan and Numancia, Gabaldon/Suner type school buildings of Kalibo and Ibajay must be inspected for structural integrity. The waterworks towers of Kalibo and Makato must also be included since those structures are about 50 years old and disused for a considerable period.
Biblical concept that we are living in these last days is amplified as more natural disasters, diseases, hunger and man-made calamities afflict mankind. Logically we must plan and build disaster resilient homes, buildings and public infrastructure. Inability to meet stringent standards especially the poor must lodge in evacuation centers where food and medical assistance are provided. Indeed a higher level of disaster preparedness and funding must be implemented based on the experience of typhoon Frank and Yolanda.

Hence, the needs for disaster preparedness. /MP

Entrepreneurial Forum

Illegal And Crimes On The Rise

The Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO), Kalibo, Aklan, has provided the Madyaas Pen a “Comparative Statistics” of its performance for the first six months (January – June) of 2014 compared to same period in the year 2013.
In January – June 2013, the APPO has conducted 19 operations, while in January to June this year, APPO conducted 49 operations. This is 300 percent above or three (3) times more than last year’s accomplishment of the same period.
This year, APPO arrested 67 persons involved in illegal drugs pushing and using. This is also three times or 300 percent higher than the 23 persons arrested last year of similar period.
Moreover, APPO confiscated four (4) firearms while there was none last year.
As of June this year, the APPO confiscated 55.54 grams of shabu with an estimated value of P655,372 and 1,166.88 grams of Marijuana valued at P64, 167. For the same period last year APPO confiscated 13.46 grams of shabu valued at P158,828 and 0.02 grams of Marijuana valued at P10.00.
With the above statistics, it shows that illegals and crimes are rising in the Province of Aklan. This is in spite and despite of some 47 initiatives APPO has approved and being implemented under the leadership of Police Provincial Director Sammuel C. Nacion. He unfolded these 47 police projects during Nacion’s presentation on the “Performance Governance System Report” during the recent Regular Session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan.
On the matter of police brutality, Director Nacion did not fare well in my assessment in his answer to the question of Hon. Plaridel M. Morania regarding the alleged victim Reggy Rose of police brutality. Rose is now in the hospital.
Director Nacion was very careful in his answers. It is a matter of professional ethics, which a superior must observe to protect a colleague and or subordinate in public. He may invite a subordinate who committed wrong doings in his office to do the dressing down to him /her without anybody’s knowledge. He may only praise the subordinate in public.

PNP Arrives After 35 Minutes

In the middle of the night, Friday last week, I was sleeping sweetly in my house in Badio, Numancia, Aklan. However, I was awaken by the intense barks of my dogs. I listened carefully what was happening outside. The dogs continued barking . I carefully opened my bedroom door and peeped outside. I saw nobody. The dogs continued barking. I went to the ladder to look in the ground floor. Suddenly, a teen age boy appeared quivering and wet. I told him to keep distance and told him to sit down.
I asked him, “Why are you here? What do you want? Who are you and where are your companions?”
I did not understand his answers. He pretended to be out of his mind. Perhaps, his answers are according to the briefings of his handler.
He was dressed in black t-shirt and trouser, inside out and all wet. I gave him t-shirt and trouser so he can feel comfortable. His old clothes were placed inside a bag I gave him.
I reported and called the Numancia PNP for assistance. The police arrived, in an ambulance, after 35 minutes waiting, three (3) of them. The police told me, “we have no police car”.
The boy, 17 years old was in police custody for two (2) days and two nights. He was released after I forgave him, being a minor. He is a minor somebody maybe using him as instrument to steal.
To the parents, please take care of your children. You must be responsible. To the property owners, kindly watch over it.

 P36 Million Savings

During the recent session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan, it was revealed that there is an accumulated savings of money out of Internal Revenue Allotment from years 2006 – 2013. It was revealed further that 80 percent or P28.8 of the P36 million were budgets for agricultural development.
It was revealed further that of this savings, P3 million was intended for irrigation purposes; P12 million was intended for the establishment of demonstration farms in various barangays of Aklan. Other parts of the savings were intended for the development and production of high value crops like mango, abaca, seaweeds and fishes among others.

The concerned officials responsible in the management of agriculture projects in Aklan must be able to explain why there are huge amount of savings out of the budget for the agricultural development. Our farmers and other Aklanons deserve their explanations. /MP 

DA Grants Miagao P2.5M For Farm To Market Road

DA Grants Miagao P2.5M For Farm To Market Road
Miagao Mayor Macario N. Napulan, center, receiving the check worth P2.5 million for farm to market road.

Miagao Municipal Mayor, Dr. Macario N. Napulan could not help but thank the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office 6 through Regional Technical Director Joyce S. Wendam for the grant of P2.5 million for the construction of farm-to-market road (FMR) project during the conduct of the Agricultural Information Caravan and Technology Forum at JRBB Hall, Miagao, Iloilo recently.
The amount taken from the DA’s Grassroots Participatory Budgeting will be used for the road rehab and FMR construction of Brgy. SitioGinesPalaca-Tugura-ao road, Brgy.Igbugo-Cawayananroad, and Brgy. PungtodMonteclaro-Sibucao road sections.
With the most number of barangays in the whole country, Miagao has more than half of its total land area devoted to agriculture which are planted to rice, corn, peanuts, bulb onion, mango, cacao, coffee, banana, legumes, root crops, tomato, eggplant and other high value commercial crops. Last year, Miagao has reached 13,635.12 metric tons (MT) production with 151 percent sufficiency level.
“The only way for this municipality to progress is through agriculture that is why we are enjoining the farmers to be adoptive to the agricultural technologies and to organize themselves into associations which will give them access to different programs of the DA,” said Mayor Napulan.
The FMR project will benefit farmers, fisherfolks and local residents of Miagao according to Dr. Wendam. She encouraged the participants of the information caravan to convert at least five percent of their area into organic agriculture sites.
Dr. Wendam suggested to Mayor Napulan to pass a municipal ordinance on organic agriculture program and to create a local technical committee in their town in order for them to access the various organic agriculture projects such as the construction of an organic trading post which will accommodate the bulk of organic inputs and products of farmers in Miag-ao.
Through the DA-Philippine Rural Development Program, more infrastructure projects will be extended to the municipalities. Thus, Dr. Wendam emphasized to the local government unit and farmers the need to organize and register their association. She also suggested to submit feasible project proposals. 

DA 6 technical staff provided farmers agricultural technology updates and information about the various programs of the agency. Farmers also received production guide materials, corn seeds, farmers record book among others. /MP

DA 6 Gives 5,000 Fruit Trees Seedlings To Barotac Viejo

DA 6 Gives 5,000 Fruit Trees Seedlings To Barotac Viejo
by: James Earl E. Ogatis

To intensify production of high value crops and utilize idle upland areas, the Department of Agriculture (DA) 6 gave some 5,000 fruit tree seedlings to the municipality of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo recently.
Director Larry P. Nacionales of DA 6 said that the seedlings were part of the commitment of Secretary Proceso J. Alcala during his visit to the municipality last May 8 this year.
"Secretary Alcala saw the potential of growing fruit trees in the municipality and emphasized on the demand in the current market these days." explained Nacionales.
“The fruit trees were produced from DA 6 research outreach stations based at Sta. Barbara, Iloilo, Sigma and Dumarao, Capiz,” Nacionales reported.
The fruit trees were composed of 2,200-jackfruit, 1,500-mango, 500-guyabano, 300-marang, 200-pomelo, 200-kamunsil and 100-rambutan.
The seedlings were turned over to Mayor Niel Tupas III of Barotac Viejo. It will be planted at the municipal integrated farming system techno-demo farm located at barangay Nueva Invention.
Mr. Miles Ganzon, municipal administrator said that some of the seedlings will be distributed to barangay officials for planting in their respective barangays.
"This will ensure maintenance and survival of the seedlings and are expected to bear fruits in five years time", Ganzon assured.
Aside from fruit trees seedlings, Secretary Alcala also committed 10 kg. hybrid peanut seedlings from Region 2.
This was also given to the municipality for propagation at barangay San Antonio communal garden. The produce will be distributed to interested farmers in the municipality. /MP

Who Betrays Public Trust?*

Who Betrays Public Trust?*
*The recent privilege speech of Hon. Rudson Mayor, member of Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan is published below. Hon. Mayor has requested Vice Gov. Gabriel V. Calizo-Quimpo to resign from her position as Vice Governor and presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan. Did the Vice Governor  betray public trust?
Hon. Mayor’s privilege speech is published for your reading pleasure, analysis and opinion on the above question. Editor

Madam Presiding Officer, my colleagues in this Chamber, Press and Broadcast Media, Ladies and Gentlemen.
Ro Art. XI, Section 1 ko atong 1987 Constitutuion hay mahayag ag nagahambae: “Public office is a public trust”. Public officers and employees must at all times be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency, act with patriotism and justice and lead modest lives.
Gindugangan pagid ra ro mahayag nga provision ko atong Contitution it Section 2 of R.A. 6713, “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees” – Declaration of Policies nga nagahambae, “It is the policy of the State to promote a high standard ethics in public service. Public officials and employees shall at all times be accountable to the people and shall discharge their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest”.
Madam Presiding Officer, ro provision ko aton nga Contitution ag aton nga mga laws hay mahayag nga “public office is a public trust” nga nagakahulugan nga ro empleyado ag opisyales it gobyerno hay dapat magsirbi it tama sa pumueoyo nga ipaibabaw ro public interest ko personal interest, ag ro empleyado o opisyales it gobyerno nga indi makasunod, naga violar o naga betray ko public trust hay owa it rason nga magtinir o magpadayon it serbisyo sa gobyerno.
On this principle, I accused Vice Gov. Gabrielle Calizo-Quimpo of betrayal of public trust and urge her to resign as Vice Governor and Presiding Officer of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to restore the trust, respect and confidence of the People of Aklan, to the legislative body of the province, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan.
One may asked, why is Sp Mayor accusing the Vice Governor of Aklan of betrayal of public trust and urge her to resign? Akeanon nga nagapaeamati, ro sabat kara hay simple eang.
Vice Gov. Quimpo was elected together with SP Mayor under “KUSOG” in the May 2007 Election. Pagpungko ni Vice Gov. Quimpo ag si SP Mayor bilang miyembro it Sangguniang Panlalawigan ko July 1, 2007, si SP Mayor hay miyembro ko Committee on Laws, Rules and Ordinance, representing the Minority Party with Hon. Selwyn C. Ibarreta as Chairman and Hon. Plaridel M. Morania as Senior Committee Member, daywang ka abogado.
Sa pagpungko ni Vice Gov. Quimpo bilang Presiding Officer ag ni SP mayor ko july 1, 2007, ro practice ag rekomendasyon nga ginasunod ko mga ordinansa o resolution nga nabaton sa Sanggunian nga halin sa mga nagkasari-sari nga munisipyo hay LAID ON THE TABLE nga ginsuportahan ni SP Mayor.
Sa pagsuporta ni SP Mayor ko rekomendasyon nga LAID ON THE TABLE, naghambae si SP Mayor nga dapat nga ro sekretarya (Secretary Bandiola) magpangayo it legal opinion sa Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) ko tama nga interpretation o aplikasyon ko provision sa Section 56 ko Local Government Code nga nagahambae nga aksyonan ko Sanggunian sa sueod it 30 days, pagkabaton it ordinansa o resolution halin sa mga munisipyo, ay kon indi ma-aksyonan ko Sanggunian sa sueod it 30 days, the ordinance is presumed consistent with law and valid.
Ow kasayod ro Miyembro it mga Sanggunian mana man ro Sekretaryo, Odon Bandiola nga si Vice Gov. Quimpo hay nagpangayo gali it opinion sa DILG ko tamang interpretasyon ag application ko 30 days from receipt of the ordinance, ag ro DILG hay nagtao it DILG Legal Opinion No. 60, Series of 2008 dated July 25, 2008 bilang sabat sa opinion nga ginpangayo ni Vice Gov. Quimpo herself.
Ginklaro sa DILG Opinion No. 60 dated July 25, 2008 nga ginpadaea kay Vice Gov. Quimpo bilang sabat ko opinion nga ana nga ginpangayo, nga si-in ro DILG hay nagsabat it klaro nga ro 30 DAYS PERIOD IS ABSOLUTE AND IS NOT INTERRUPTED BY THE INTERVENING ACTIONS TAKEN IN BETWEEN BY THE BODY SUCH AS REFERRALS TO COMMITTEE MEETINGS/HEARINGS, PUBLIC HEARINGS, PERIOD OF DEBATES, AMENDMENTS, ETC. Guinhambae pa sa DILG Opinion No. 60 dated July 25, 2008 nga ro phrase “TAKE ACTION” on the part of the Sanggunian within the prescribed period fixed by the law should be construed as either approval or disapproval of the ordinance.
Mahayag pa sa adlaw nga ko 2008 hay nakasayod eon si Vice Gov. Quimpo nga ro 30 days period is absolute, ham-an gintago ni Vice Gov. Quimpo sa Miyembro it Sanggunian nga bilang onga na eon, o ham-an owa igpasayod ni Vice Gov. Quimpo kay Hon. Ibarreta o kay Hon. Morania agod sa rato napondo eon ro rekomendasyon ko Committee nga LAID ON THE TABLE, hay ro paghuyap ko 30 days from receipt of the ordinance by the Sanggunian is absolute.
Ham-an gintago ni Vice Gov. Quimpo sa Chairman ko Committee on Laws, Rules and Ordinance, Hon. Selwyn Ibarreta, sa SP secretary ag sa Miyembro it Sanggunian bilang mga onga ni Vice Gov. Quimpo?
Sa pagtago ni Vice Gov. Quimpo ko DILG Opinion No. 60 dated July 25, 2008 nga ana nga ginpangayo, sa sekretaryo it Sanggunian, sa Chairman it Committee on Laws, Rules and Ordinances, nagpadayon ro saea nga aksyon ko Sanggunian sa mga ordinansa nga habaton halin sa mga munisipyo nga LAID ON THE TABLE hasta 2nd week of June 2014, nga nasayuran ni SP Mayor ro DILG Opinion No. 60 dated July 25, 2008 nga gin-attached ni Vice  Mayor Madeline Ang Regalado sa andang Motion for Reconsideration ko DISAPPROVAL ko KALIBO ORDINANCE No. 2013-11, “An Ordinance Strengthening the Grant of Franchise (MTOP) – Certificate of Public Conveyance for Motorized Tricycle for Hire and Authorizing the Business Operation Thereof, Repealing Existing Laws and Ordinances Inconsistent Thereto” nga APROBADO eon ko January 26, 2014 by operation of law for failure of the Sanggunian to act on the ordinance sa sueod it trenta diyas nga ginamando it law.
Sa pagtago ni Vice Gov. Quimpo ko DILG Opinion No. 60 dated July 25, 2008, sa Chairman, Committee on Laws, Rules and Ordinances, SP Secretary Bandiola ag Miyembro it Sangguniang Panlalawigan, ginbutang ni Vice Gov. Quimpo ro Sanggunian sa mabahoe nga embarrassment ag kahuy-anan, ay nagpadayon ro Sanggunian it obra it saea hasta makaron nga dapat napondo ko 2008.
May mga ordinansa siguro ro ibang munisipyo nga disaprobahan ko Sangguniang Panlalawigan nga dapat approbahan pagtaliwan nga owa it aksyon ro Sanggunian sa sueod nga makalipas ro trenta diyas from receipt.
Ngani, siguro ro natabo sa DISAPPROVAL ko Kalibo Ordinance No. 2013-11 hay bugna man it aton nga maka-ako para makorehan ro padayon nga saea nga gin-obra it Sangguniang Panlalawigan sa pagtago ni Vice Gov. Quimpo ko DILG Opinion No. 6 dated July 25, 2008.
If Vice Gov. Quimpo cannot be honest with the Members of the Sanguniang Panlalawigan, nga bilang ana eon nga mga onga, how can she be honest with the people of Aklan?
Raya ro kabangdanan kong ham-an SP Mayor is accusing Vice Gov. Quimpo of betrayal of public trust.
Sa kapalpakan ag kahuy-anan nga natabo nga gin-obra ni Vice Gov. Quimpo, kinahang-ean nga indi eon ipadayon ro 45 milyones nga gina-utang it probinsya para ipaubra it Legislative Building nga bukon gid man it kinahangean, kundi kapritso eang ni Vice Gov. Quimpo.
Owa it rason nga mag-utang ro Probinsya it 45 Milyones para ipatindog eang it Legislative Building sa convenience ko atong Bise Gobernador ag dose ka Miyembro it Sangguniang Panlalawigan, nga ro atong kasimanwa hay nagakalisod ay abo pa ro owa haeos makarekober ko atong masakit nga na-agyan sa typhoon “Yolanda”.
Kon do gina-utang nga 45 milyones hay ibakae it mga gamit para sa atong hospital, mga bueong, o ipatindog nga building dugang sa aton nga Dr. Rafael S. Tumbokon Memorial Hospital ay para sa pumueoyo, una si SP Mayor magatindog ag magsuporta, but surely, bukon it para ipatindog it Legislative Building ay bukon pagid it kinahangean sa makara.

Saeamat, and I am ready for interpellation kon may naila nga magpangutana. /MP