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176] CUT TREES. 09104260393: Good day readers. And good day NDB. Diri bala sa amun sa Purok Yanson Uno, Brgy. Mandalagan Eroreco, may mga puno sang mga mangga kag etc. ang gin pangtapas, I think more than 50 trees and more. Kadalagko sang mga kahoy ang gin pangtapas, daw hindi mu na gani mahakos. Ask lang ko kun my permit ni sya halin sa gov’t kag sa DENR. Kay sa tuod lang kanugon gid katama. I hope nga e check ni sang DENR kun completo permit nila to operate. Coco Martin gle ah. Ang insakto lang.
175] TITLES. 09087150206: 68 or more titles of properties. Mayor Newks, good job, kadamu gali title ang syudad! Nga a wala ini title, basi naka pangalan na kay sa previous admin? Gin bakal nila tapos wala mga titulo? Basi pareho naman ni sa Felisa landfill! Ah te Mayor Newks, osisa un gid ni, sobra na gid ni ya ang ginahimu sing previos nga administration. Naga guluwa na ang mga BAHU nila. Bacolod binag binaga nyo.
174] BOMBO. 09075380815: Good p.m. Lihog interview sa MAYOR kag GSO Officer sang Cadiz City kon WHERE na ang Rock Crusher. Gin ano nila kag kon ano na tabo, nga-a nga gin kuwa or may nag kuwa sa Compound sang CEO kag INDI man taga Cadiz? Hasta ang ADMINISTRADOR kag TREASURERA (partner na sila), interbyoha man para ma bal-an sang Pumuloyo kon may nag Rental or gin pa-kilo as Scrap. Kon pila ang nag sulod nga Kuwarta sa KABAN sang Gobyerno. Indi to ya ila Kag dapat may PAPELES gig Sila or ang City Hall siyempre nga e-Presentar. Indi bala kag amo na ang Dapat? Thanks.
AND ALSO INTENT ON PROMOTING AND KEEPING INVESTMENT AREAS, MARKETS. The US Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg, in a press conference justified that superpower country’s pivot to Asia, newly declared policy by saying it is primarily in defense of Philippine interest.
We are not about to agree with the US ambassador’s declaration because by doing so, it would fall right into the hands of Chinese and China’s own political trap.
By saying there is imbalance in the Asian or primarily in the Association of Southeast Asian Region (ASEAN), we would and should not be seen as being for one or the other because the US and the People’s Republic of China are but merely and mainly promoting their own political, economic and cultural, nay, hegemonic interests. What we should be after is for our national sovereignty to be respected even by superpowers, the US and the rising superpower, China, challenging the US hegemony in Asia or the ASEAN.
The other Saturday the Anti-coal had a meeting at Social Action Center in Bacolod. It was chaired by Fr. Ernie Lareda.
The important topic taken was the proposed coal fired power plant in Cadiz of which Mayor Patrick Escalante of Cadiz City announced as printed by some media outlets, that an environmental compliance certificate was already issued by the DENR.
The news immediately called the attention of Priscilla Goco, Secretary General of Freedom From Debt Coalition and Junjun Mojica of Green Alert.
173] TO MEDIA. 0922825...: Mga media sa Bacolod kadto kamo sa Hinoba-an kamo mismo witnes sa illegal fishing gaduging diri . . . Kanami panago mga ahensya ka goberno kon layo ang mga media gapinagusto mga tawo ka ahensya wala gatrabaho. Kadto mga TV RADYO NEWSPAPER bi.
172] BACIWA. 09285943267: Good day, may kumentar lang ko sa BACIWA. O’k man ang patakara nila sa sulod. Ang kalain gid kun aga, baw nanamian man mag tan aw mga guard da nga naga dinumog mga manugbayad kun aga, tana madam plastari da isa ka guard kun aga sa gwa para mag pang hatag numero para wala ginutok. Ti tan awa kagina nag genutok sa pertahan ang ... man nga guard ginsira ya ang perta ti naipit ang kamot sang manugbayad ang ... ya daw mangakig pa. Tani ang BACIWA parihas sang CENECO pag abot mo may mga guard na nga gahatag numero.
171] BACOLOD’S. 09272707310: Dalayawon ang mga ginabuhat ni Mayor Monico sa pagpatin-ad sang Bacolod wala sapayan sa wala pagla-um nga graft case nga iya gina-atubang sa Sandiganbayan.
One of the questions being debated and taken into serious consideration nowadays in the highly-urbanized City of Bacolod is the proposed redistricting in this Capital City of Bacolod into two: the north and south districts.
There has been two conflicting arguments so far aired in the city of late, notwithstanding the fact that when the idea was first broached by former lone district congressman Anthony Rolando Golez, M.D. who filed the bill and had it passed in the lower house during his term majority of our people welcomed the proposal.
At the time, then Mayor Evelio "Bing" Leonardia and his allies in the city council were squarely behind the redistricting move, but the former Bacolod mayor who now holds the key to finally realize the long-time dream of the Bacolod constituency to have two congressmen and subsequently elect 24 City Councilors for the highly-urbanized City, has expressed a sudden turnaround and became lukewarm to the idea he once advocated while serving the city as its chief executive.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. As has been concretely seen in the GPH-Cordillera People’s peace agreement of yesteryears, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), and now the ersatz RPA-ABB and the government peace talks, these are all bound to fail.
The failure would be attributed to the reality that the negotiated peace agreement are but icing without deeper substances in that it is but merely superficial. There is no deep-seated reform and changes which are the ingredients needed in long-lasting peace agreements.
There is no essential economic changes, political, cultural and social solutions which are in fact in the basic roots of the problems bedeviling Philippine society.
BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT A FEW BUT A GOOD AMOUNT OF SUCKERS. It appears that there are a good number of suckers in Bacolod and Negros Occidental province and which accounts for the frequent reports we have monitored of many succumbing to enticements, "budol-budol" operation and various get-rich schemes.
Take for example a press conference we attended. About half-a-dozen people, some prominent citizens and retirees parting with their hard-earned money were distress because they had fallen for a scheme. They invested substantial amounts of cash hoping to get back in return millions of pesos. So far nothing has happened.
MAYOR PUENTEVELLA CLEANING UP YEARS OF MALGOVERNANCE. Bacolod Mayor Monico O. Puentevella has proven correct in his position and decisive action in having the city’s tons of rotting, smelling and unsightly garbage dumped expediently in the sanitary landfill facility in Felisa Village, far from the populated areas where it could have no negative effects on the estimated half-a-million population.
This was contained in a legal decision, nay, opinion of the Branch 5, Municipal Trial Court, penned by Judge Remigio Rojo and made available to media outlets.
But of course, the judge’s decision is laced with even more so Solomonic wisdom. Were Mayor Puentevella only acting for himself, he would have no moral high ground even more so, the legal basis cited for the magistrate’s decision. Possibly the Temporary Restraining Order appealed for by the plaintiff, Lopez family would have been granted and more, the city government would be compelled to pay the appealed amount for monetary judgment.
Opinion: Another Review of RA10368 or the Marcos Compensation Law that Focuses on the Ill-gotten Wealth Recovery (Last of Two Parts)
PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT’S OWN AWARD IS ZERO. The second compensation award from the Marcoses’ ill-gotten wealth was the bank deposit discovered by investigators in Switzerland’s Swiss Bank, and which the Swiss government decided must be given or shared by the victims.
The Swiss government promised to remit the amount in escrow to the Philippine National Bank (PNB), to be deposited once the government promises to comply with the Swiss government’s request or demand. This was during the period then disgraced President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo complies with the Swiss government request or demand. Arroyo did so with tongue-in-cheek and so the Swiss government forwarded the money years back, to the Macapagal-Arroyo administration then.
FOR CLARITY AND UNDERSTANDING. We are behooved to write once more about the RA 10368 because there has been a lot of misunderstanding about the issue on the compensation made available to the victims of the Marcos authoritarian and dictatorial government still, even with the two-pronged approach to ensure understanding and fine-toothed comb, so to speak, explanation of various approved compensation packages for the victims.
Besides, there are still a few who argue that they are not in the business of selling their principles because when they were detained, and therefore, psychologically tortured, albeit, mentally they never expected any reward in return. Thus, we agree wholeheartedly that everybody’s opinion on the matter must be thoroughly understood and respected.