W. Henry Streegan
The Boy Scouts of the Philippines, Cebu Council, celebrated its 66th anniversary last April 6, 2013 with the theme, "Scouts: Messengers of Peace." The affair was held at the New Cebu Coliseum which was the main venue of the day-long activities.
Scouters All. (l-r) Ian Anthony Diola, W. Henry O. Streegan, Hernando O. Streegan and Emil O. Streegan.*
Guest of Honor and guest speaker was Congressman Scott Davies Lanete (3rd Dist., Masbate), an Eagle Scout and one of the Ten Outstanding Boy Scouts in 1997. He was elected to represent the 3rd District of Masbate in May 2010 and received his license of practice medicine in July of the same year.
It is now very obvious that Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez will win hands down over incumbent Governor Alfredo Marañon in the race for Governor of the Province of Negros Occidental!
This has become apparent as only 11 of the 32 mayors of the province showed up to attend the opening ceremonies of the 20th Panaad sa Negros Festival held at the Panaad Stadium last May 8, 2013!
NDB’s Danny Dangcalan’s news item last May 8, 2013 stated that of the 11 mayors, only 9 of them are allies of Marañon while the other two, Kabankalan’s Isidro Zayco is with the Alvarez camp and Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia was there as the guest of Marañon. Zayco is strongly supporting Alvarez whom he believes can bring back the province to its former glory.
Some of us, at one time or another, in our lives may have committed a major blunder that could haunt us for the rest of our lives that could haunt us unendingly! Dog our steps that they could be deterrents for the realization of our ambitions!
That is the present predicament of Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson! Sayson has committed one of his biggest blunders when he caused the dismissal of former SP Secretary Nilo Alejandrino which was deemed ILLEGAL by the Civil Service Commission in a decision promulgated on August 9, 2012!
His decision was the main cause which aggravated the ailment of Alejandrino and eventually caused his untimely death!
Looking back through the year and a half when the conflict between Councilor Cesar Distrito and Alejandrino happened, one can conclude that Distrito’s subsequent actions on the conflict may also have aggravated the health condition of Alejandrino:
Public officials who are already OCTOGENARIANS should retire as they no longer have the stamina, capability as well as productivity that they may have had during their younger days! Such qualities are not static and with the passing time begin to wane as the years go by!
Knowing when to quit is an excellent measure for all politicians to know. The electorate should also be aware of this fact as they are just placing themselves in a very dangerous position by continuing to support candidates who are already past their prime!
The truth of the matter is that, public officials like Governor Alfredo Marañon who is already past his prime, may have performed adequately during their younger days, but as time and age catches up with them, they tend to deteriorate and lose their TOUCH! As senility creeps up on them, they tend to be very forgetful, cranky, indecisive and even faulty in their assessment of situations where critical and judicious decisions are needed!
Homeowners of the Villa Ramos Subdivision in Purok Hervias, Brgy. Villamonte are vehemently complaining about the very poor water service in their subdivision.
Water may flow in the early hours of the morning, but most often no water comes out of their faucets! Water, at times, when it flows is dirty and smells awful!
The homeowners have to resort to buying water at P2.00 per Orocan paying from P5.00 to P10.00 per Orocan to the water carriers. Altogether, the water costs the homeowners between P25.00 to P30.00 per Orocan which includes the payment to the water deliverers of the water.
Dr. Lydia Balatbat-Echauz was guest speaker at the 53rd Graduation Rites of Riverside College which was held in the College Gym last March 22, 2013.
Riverside College officials with guest of honor, Ms. Lydia Balatbat-Echauz (center) (l-r) Ms. Maria Corazon C. Familiaran, Dean College of Nursing, Dr. Samuel Z. Lee, President-Riverside College Ms. Ma Puy U. Torre, VP Admin and Mrs. Elsa C. Streegan, VPAA.*
Some 416 students who completed their requirements, earning degrees as Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Science, BS in Nursing, BS Psychology Major in SPED, BS Radiologic Technology, Certificates in Midwifery, Health Care Services NC II, Pharmacy Services NCII, Biomedical Services NCII, and, Master Degree in Nursing graduated from their respective courses.
In a meeting held at the I-KUÑOTZ Payag and Mini Resort last Wedneday, March 27, 2013, eleven Evangelical Pastors in E.B. Magalona pledged their all-out support for Vice Governor Genaro Alvarez in his campaign to become the next Governor of the Province of Negros Occidental.
Pastors of E.B. Maga-lona with W. Henry O. Streegan (standing, 2nd from right) at their Orien-tation meeting.*
W. Henry O. Streegan and Pastor Henani Pallen oriented the Pastors on the programs and projects of VG Alvarez and his entire slate.
Should Governor Marañon continue to remain silent about our inquiries that we have posed in our columns, during the last two months? We are pretty sure that the questions propounded will hound him up to the end of his days! We reiterated these questions in many of our columns, but he has never and even his apologists, have not replied, maybe because HIS SILENCE IS GOLDEN? Or, he has no answers because answering them could make him slide down further on the electoral ladder?
The happenings at the Bacolod City Hall are no longer jokes as they have resulted in the failure of the delivery of basic services for the citizenry in this city!
Our Mayor Leonardia, Vice Mayor Sayson and the City Councilors have become "Bebe Nga Mga Bulag" as they are more concerned about their chances in the May elections rather than on facilitating the delivery of basic services, especially on health and peace and order! The spate of broad daylight holdups has already earned for Bacolod City the monicker, "THE CITY OF CRIMES AND NO LONGER SMILES!"
The sad part of it all I that the City Mayor, the Vice Mayor and the City council have not been too vocal of the present situation. The breakdown of peace and order in the City has alarmed the business sector no end and they are already, at least some of them, are contemplating transferring their businesses to either Talisay or Silay City. Are our City Officials so inutile that they have not considered our situation as very alarming!
It is as plain as the noses in our faces that Governor Marañon is bereft of even an ounce of TRANSPARENCY!
Despite the clamor from many sectors of our society, Governor, has yet to comment or explain- TELL THE TRUTH PERHAPS ON THE FOLLOWING:
SHEEP FROM AUSTRALIA - Aside from the allegations of Pulupandan Mayor Magdaleno Peña, businessmen, even sugar planters, are strongly alleging that the purchase of the sheep from Australia has enriched SOMEBODY IN THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT BY AT LEAST FORTY FOUR MILLION PESOS! This has prompted Mayor Magdaleno Peña to announce that shortly, he will be filing a PLUNDER CASE AGAINST GOVERNOR ALFREDO MARAÑON! Aside from THE ALLEGED OVERPRICED SHEEP, the Governor also has to give a plausible explanation on his statement that FOUR HUNDRED OF THE SHEEP WERE EATEN BY DOGS! Believe it or not, this statement of Marañon has already proliferated in several hundred facebooks! As my four-year old grandson often says TRUE OR FALSE!