(message board 70)
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: 02 Nov 2008
To J. Marco:
I have one of the most
interesting conversation about Samar and its future with another Marco,
also from Burak, while I was on board a fastcraft bound for Cebu from
Ormoc in the latter part of the 90s. He is a Samar National School
alumnus who graduated among the top of his class. We immediately had a
connection because we both are Samarinan but what strike me most during
that conversation was his clear and fresh ideas about Samar. I learned
that he once served during his senior year at Samar High as Samar's
provincial youth governor during the Samar Day celebration. He even
shared that during that time for one full week there were actually three
governors in the province. Tony Bolastig, the suspended governor, Vice
Governor Terry Uyloan, the acting governor, and himself as the youth
Interesting enough, I told him
to go back to Samar to pursue a career in politics but like most young
people he believed that his idealism does not sit well with the real
political situation. He pursued a career in the academe and hopefully
satisfy his idealism. I thought then that people like him are what we
need in government. Honest, talented, idealist, competent, and most of
all have a deep understanding of the issues confronting Samarnons. To my
delight after much convincing, he promised me though not that he won't
abandon Samar and its people. In due time we will see him come back to
help uplift the horrifying ordeal of our fellow Samarnons.
I hope that Samar will have a
good future with that friend of mine from Burak whose family name is
also Marco. You might know him but all I hope for is for him not to
renege his promise to me not to abandon the fight for Samar. I hope he
On the sideline, Michael Tan,
gubernatorial son, is also gunning for some top posts in the province or
even in the city of Catbalogan. Remember that the vice mayor's seat will
be vacant since this is the last term of incumbent Van Torrevillas. So
maybe Michael is salivating for that post too. Again, that Tan Dynasty
must be trashed to the bowels of oblivion! Spare our province from
Address: Mercedes, Catbalogan City
Date: Nov. 2, 2008
TO ALL CATBALOGANON (Samarnon):
HURRAY! Mabuhay ha aton nga
tanan. Please let's all help together to topple down the family of MILA
TAN in the name of politics!
Thanks to ISOG SAMAR,
specially to Father Labendia. Mabuhay ka father LABENDIA! Sana tuloy
tuloy na ito. GOD BLESS SAMARNON!
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Sandigan's Denial of Mila's Motion to Stay the Preventive Suspension:
First Step to Mila's Oblivion
The Sandiganbayan has already
dismissed the dilatory tactic of Mila and her cohorts to stay the 90-day
preventive suspension. By and large, she will be served with the order
in due time before Christmas to avert her gift-giving spree come
Mila has mastered the art of
"doling out." Well, she is not "duling" but a "one-eyed jack" who is
queen in the kingdom of the blind. True to form, the Samarenyos have
generally become blind to all the anomalies perpetuated before their
eyes. Legally blind is a term used to determine a person with visual
acuity of less than 20/200 or 6/60. The people of Samar in general have
become legally blind by virtue of their inability to see the obvious and
their decision to be oblivious of what is going on. Well, visual
correction is coming our way. Maybe not to the full 20/20 vision but at
least no longer as skewed as before. Thanks to the Sandiganbayan.
But, bear in mind that this is
only a start of a long march to total visual correction because the
trial has not yet started. What the Sandiganbayan has done was only to
preventively suspend the grafters so they will not use their positions
to alter and repair the documentary evidence and corruption trail. They
need to leave the crime scene so to speak so the CSI can sweep the scene
to gather more evidence. Let us hope that Isog Han Samar's sacrifices
would not just be in vain. Sometimes even in a world of money politics
and corrupt justice system, money can't buy everything. Sometimes,
conscience seeps into the minds of the most corrupt justices to do what
is right even when he or she has already mortgaged his soul to Satan. A
clean conscience after all is better to sleep with than a
thousand-dollar tempurpedic bed.
Lo and behold, when it rains
it pours. So, just as the Roño's were toppled and humiliated, the
Bolastigs swept to the sidelines, the Figueroas flushed to the bowels,
and those dynasties in Samar trashed to oblivion, so thus those who did
not learn well that when you are given the power from the people, you
shall use it to empower them and not merely enrich your own family.
History does not repeat itself, it is the stupid people who make them
The raffles may forever be
part of our Samar's politics for generations to come but we will be
witnesses in our lifetime that crime pays a handsome price – a prison
Be watchful, be vigilant, be
involved, and always pray for the best. God is watching us, he is not a
"one-eyed jack" nor a "duling" nor blind. God bless Samar!
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro, Laguna
Date: Nov 1, 2008
We are faced with a gargantuan
task of repulsing the power that be in the province of Samar. They are
really protected in a fox hole, so to speak, surrounded by rah-rah boys
who allowed themselves to be used by this family because of monetary
consideration. Mind you the very people who surrounds Mila Tan are
professionals and are holding key positions in the national and local
In every barangay they have
contact persons who deliver the money direct to the electorate during
election. They are not afraid to dangle millions of pesos knowing that
they can recoup 10 folds whatever money that they will spend during the
election period. And it is this kind of political system that makes our
province the poorest of the poor year in and year out.
So we have to convince Fr.
Labendia to run for Governor and come up with a complete ticket this
early so that if we will make some changes in the process everybody will
We now have to start by coming
up with the money that we need to keep the ball rolling. Campaign Hqs in
Catbalogan, ask for volunters in every school, seek the assistance of
the media (print and broadcast) for financial support and for more
volunters. Talk to the people about the move to be undertaken by the
volunteers in the barangay, towns and districts. Sustainable campaign
from start to finish.
We have to lay out a more
detailed, organized and effective OPLAN to put a stop to Mila Tan's
family and other corrupt politicians in the province of Samar for
progress and development and lasting peace to our beloved province. May
God Bless Us All.
Address: Matuguinao, Samar
Thanks for the concern
Samarnons who always post their thoughts and comments here in this
section. Because of this, we became more aware of those issues and
challenges that Samarnons always facing of.
For the last 8 years, since I
left in Samar, our situation didn't change. Our political catastrophe is
getting worst leaded by the current administration.
tumatagal parang lalong dumarami ang kampon ng kadiliman na nagtatago sa
kanyuan ng mga politikong makakapal ang mukha. Ang nakakatakot nito,
kahit alam natin kung sino sila, bakit parang sila pa itong ating
ginagalang at binibigyan ng katanyagan.
Again, thanks for those people
who bravely stand out for the truth. May God bless you all…
Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 31 October 2008
To All My Kababayan,
The political scenario in the
province of Samar has indeed reached a tremendously repulsive stage many
of us could not imagine how it came to happen. Of course, there’s no one
to be blamed but us Samarnons ourselves – fault of one, fault of all. We
allowed it to happen, in the first place, right at the heart of the
political spectrum – election. Have we not surrendered ourselves to
corruption, it could have not been this grave. I’m saying “we” because I
believe it’s the majority within the society that navigates the path,
whether to prosperity or poverty. And what have we got in Samar, for the
last four decades or so – a continuous string of hopelessness brought
about by the same laggard mentality where corruption breads so well that
many of us seem to either ignore it, live with it, and for those who
can’t bear it anymore simply run away from it.
I’ve lived in Samar most of my
life. From the time I had my first doze of education up to now, I always
have one prayer for my homeland – that our people, us Samarnons, will
one day be “resurrected” from this deep slumber. I share the same views
as everyone else in this forum who are advocating for change. I feel the
same disgust every moment I come across depressing news. All my days,
I’ve always wanted to return and see what many of us have been wishing
for all our lives.
And I have the same optimism
as any of us who pray for nothing else but progress and prosperity in
our homeland. The good news is, there is always a way out of this mess.
I beg to disagree that we are running out of good people. It’s just that
we, as a society, don’t seem to support them. The majority of us are
still locked down to a point that votes are just equivalent to a kilo of
rice and a few cans of sardines. Look, change took place in Pampanga a
few years back. Why can’t we duplicate it here in Samar? CHANGE doesn’t
care about our regional identity, color of skin, nor religious
inclination. What it cares for is the ONE ACTION that the majority will
decide to take on.
While it’s true that “first
comes first”, we simply cannot let down our guard and wait for things to
fall in front of us. Yes we have the same advocacy, and yes we all care
about Samar. Who doesn’t, by the way? To tell you the truth, whenever I
read this forum, I'm always inspired thinking that behind all these
complaints, uproars, and criticisms, there are the pure and heartfelt
dedications of our still hopefull kababayans. Simply put, no one will
post their views if they don't care, right?
Let’s agree on a point here.
Let’s divide ourselves and focus on wherever we can do better and serve
more. One group will converge on dealing with the politics of it,
another will promulgate tourism and entrepreneurship. It may sound so
idealistic, but I think it’s doable. This time, hitting two birds with
one stone is realistic.
If there is a need to march
along the streets of Samar, we must all do. We will bear with us
streamers of hope for change and placards of proposals to let the whole
province know our clamor for real change. And we will assert our ideas
to the maximum extent possible. But, let’s start within ourselves –
change within us.
Date: 31 Oct 2008
The endorsement of Mr. Tony
Morales for Father Noel Labendia as a candidate for governor is the
best. In my opinion, I am endorsing MR. TONY MORALES as a vice governor
or even as a governor. Mabuhay ka sir.
To strengthen the line up,
there should be a back up from ISUG HAN SAMAR group. I will not hesitate
to endorse Ms Charo Nabong as a board member or anybody from that group
and there is a mayor from Jiabong Francisco Langi, women like Agripina
Macalalad and Atty. Kathrina Castillo secretary general of Katungod-sb
and to name the few who seems to fit the line up.
Now this is the time for those
who are working abroad who are too much concern to lift up the poverty
of Samar. Your financial support is badly needed. Show your concern by
sending money to finance the candidacy.
Mr. Basilio Balasbas, your
chance to shout to teach in, to educate the voters to stand with the
Gemma Radam Villanueva
Address: Guinsorongan, Catbalogan, Samar
Mayda ako idea, hi ako maiha
na nga nag pipinan miling hin website wherein maigkikirigta ko iton akon
mga ig kasi Samarnon, pero yana la ako makatara hini nga website ngan
baga nagin active ngan umapi hin mga balyo-ay hin idea, kay tungod nga
we have common interest, kita ngatanan mahal naton iton Samar, bisan pa
daw diin hi kita ig palid hiton hangin han kapalaran, dire gud naton
pwede hingalimtan iton Samar.
Iton akon suggestion, kun
pwede naton ig encourage iton mga kilala naton nga mga taga Samarnon
bisan diin hira nga dapit dinhe ha mapa, kun may kilala kita mai paabot
naton ini nga website. Kun damo iton aware hiton nahihinanabo ha aton
mas damo iton mag kaka urosa para hin pag bag-o. Hino ba ha iyo it
maaram hiton email address ni Mila Lim? Karuyag ko unta nga hibaruan
niya nga mayda sugad hini nga website para bisan papano kulbaon ini hiya.
Sige Maupay nga gab-i ha iyo
P.S. Malipayon nga kaadlawan
han akon bugto nga hi Myra Radam kakulop, aada hiya dapit ha may
Darahuway nga guti, waray na ak makatawag, pasensiya bugto.
Address: Mercedes, Catbalogan City, Samar
Date: Oct.30, 2009
To: Mr. Morales:
Hi! I'm just asking how true
is the news around Catbalogan that the youngest son of Mila Tan is also
running this coming election? I knew this boy (Michael) because I'm also
from Mercedes. I think he is a special kid because of the way he acts.
Baga pataraw-an, baga maka
uurit na gud it nahitatabo dinhi ha aton kon amo ito nga storya. Sobra
na gud it pakatamay ha aton hini nga familia sugad man ha bug-os nga
Samar. Waray gud ada kita mahihimo hini nga aton problema kay hasta an
media hawak man ni Mila Tan. Kon mabulig unta ini hira (media) ha
katawhan (samarnon) bangin gadla ini makaya naton patalsikon ini nga
gobernadora sugad man han iya mga anak ha larangan politica.
Thanks and more power to you
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Gen Ricarte, San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: October 30, 2008
Sangcay nga Bukoy,
Pamati ko baga nag-abot kita
ha Samar College hadto nga mga panahon. Tutuo iton nga imo mga sering
nga makuri mautro an mga panahon nga hi anay Presidente Marcos nakaput
han katungdunan, hadto nga mga panahon bisan diri hiya maglabot han
pundo han gobyerno puede, ngan dire man liwat kita sayod gud kon diin
tikang an iya ka ricohan kay puede man liwat iton tumikang ha mga Aid
nga na tikang ha iba nga mga langyaw nga lugar pareho han US AID, amo
iton nga an kalsada nahimo niya ngan an iya mga projects natitima gud.
Yana kita an natitima. Kita-a
daw ini nga mga komento ni Tony Morales ada tinu-od iton. Ako ngani nga
maiha na ako nga waray dinhe ha aton tikang ako lumakat maaram ako han
mga nahitatabo dinhi ha aton tikang hini kan Cata, Kan Atty Bolastig kan
Ricalde (Tatay ni Jun - nagkita kami ha Customs) hasta nga umabot na
hini kan Mila Tan, ada 8 liwat iton katuig.
Bukoy, she mismanaged and
abused the trust of all the Samarenyo, our predicament now is how to
look for somebody (upright) who will run for Governor of Samar. Fr.
Labendia is okey with me but will he run? Now that I am available to
help our kabugtuan since my youngest will already graduate this coming
March 2009, its payback time. I will personally talk to Fr. Labendia to
run including Jun Dacaynos of Bunuanan, bantog hiya nga Barangay Captain
yana kay maupay man an iya baga binuhatan, pagkakaintindi ko hiya la an
nakapag re-elect, an iba napirde kay nagpaluyo man an mga politiko nga
sumusuporta bisan kon eguin pada-og hira hine nga Barangay Captain hadto
nga inagi nga election.
I still believe that good and
systematic preparation that will involve the youth as volunteers, the
professionals, the Nurse, the Doctors, the media (print and broadcast),
the church, the farmers, the fishermen and all people who yearn for good
governance for peace, progress and development of Samar should rally
together to defeat the Tans family, the Figueroa family, the Redajas and
relatives (they are all the same), Sarmiento? (I do not know him) and
Address: Sta. Ana, Manila
Date: Oct. 29, 2008
Maupay nga oras ha imo ngan
sugad man ha tanan nga igkasi ko Catbaloganon (Samarnon).
Abuyon ako hit imo mensage
dinhi ha web site. Oo, damo gud it mag upay pa nga pwede kumapot hiton
aton city or province of Samar. Pero ano man it ira mahihimo kay waray
man sadang nga kwarta nga ira magagamit oras na hit election. Baman it
aton mga igkasi mga Samarnon waray paki-alam hit natatabo ha aton
provincia. Sering pa han usa nga tig surat didhi nga bisan an SUPER
educated na sisilaw hit mga dole outs ni Mila Tan.
Mga teachers (not all) usa
liwat ini hira hit mga causes hit kan Mila ka butang ha pwesto. Mayda
ako sangkay nga teacher na storya nga nalilipay daw it mga teachers (not
all) oras na hin election kay makaka karawat na liwat hira hin hatag
tikang ha mga politicos. Hay naku! kon ungod man ini diri ba hira na
kokonsisya hit ira mga gn bubuhat?
It akon bati mayda pa maupay
nga potential nga mga tawo, like father Noel Labendia, Hania Tan (ambot
kon ano iya relasyon kan Mila Tan kay pareho man hira tan) Tekwa, may
usa pa nga baga Uy and Santos apilyedo (ambot kon ano ira ngaran) nga
pwede unta suportahan kaya lang mga waray kwarta except hito nga Tekwa.
Ako, I am for Father Labendia
kay daku na an iya sakripisyo nga gin buhat againts kan Mila Tan.
please pagmata na gad kamo kay maka lolo-uy na hit aton provincia!
Mr. Morales kay ikaw man it
maaram, alayon gad pag surat ha presidente o bisan kanay nga aadto ha
igbaw nga pwede maka bulig hit aton gn aatubang nga problema.
Father Labendia, please ayaw
pag surrender han imo gin tikangan nga gin buhat kay malilipay la ini
nga babaye kon imo baya-an an imo gin tikangan. GOD BLESS us all
Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 29 Oct 2008
Just now I read this news here
(SamarNews.com) that the government of the City of Catbalogan, with the
active participation of other stakeholders, is now making serious moves
to develop the tourism industry. In fact, Catbalogan aims to be the hub
of tourism in Samar.
Folks, THIS IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN
WAITING FOR SO LONG. At last, we are seeing light at the end of the
tunnel. For us, the people of the City of Catbalogan and the rest of
Samar, it's about time we support and make contributions to make this
happen. There must be no let-up to it, and people from all walks of
life, whatever your position in the society, are all stakeholders.
Tourism is not just about a few people planning and plotting strategies;
it is also more of the participation of everyone, particularly those
living within its boundaries.
From the smiles of the
tricycle drivers and market vendors, to the courteousness and
friendliness of the business community, and peace in the whole society,
every single move reflects the cause. Take note: Tourism is the mirror
of the society, people and place.
Let's march on-wards. Let's
support this advocacy. If we've been sharing one voice in all our
complaints and dismays, let's do the same, but this time, to a more
realistic and positive way.
Address: 539 Gen Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: October 29, 2008
Para kan Bukoy han Matuguinao,
sugad man kan Gemma Radam Villanueva ha Saipan USA
Natuod ako hito nga iyo mga
sering nga makuri gud pag hunahuna-on nga bisan diin ka lumingi labi na
gud iton mga nakapot han aton gobyerno puro tikasan, yana nga umabot na
hi Jocjoc Bolante kita-on dawla naton kon ano man iton ira hihimoon yana.
Iton akon la masesering yana
paghibulig-bulig kita yana nga maedukar ini nga aton mga kabugtuan nga
diri na kumarawat hini dos mil palit han ira boto para matuman ini nga
aton pangandoy nga diri na paglabtan pa ini nga pondo han aton
Father Noel Labendia for
I am not a great fan of
self-righteous religious leaders like Bro. Mike Velarde and Bro. Eddie
Villanueva nor of catholic bishops who oppose gambling but accept dole
outs from PAGCOR and PCSO. I like the likes of Fr. Panlilio of Pampanga
who took a break from merely adhering to his priestly vows to living
them. From time to time, a godly man is needed to get rid of too much
evil in this world. I think that Samar needs one in 2010.
Mila Tan is on her last term
as governor and is planning to switch places with her
daughter-congresswoman. Can you imagine Mila now in congress trying to
escape the penalty of plundering the meager resources of the province by
invoking some privileges and immunities of a congressman? Well, can you
imagine Sharee Ann presiding over the old capitol with the same
managerial skills as her mom? The possible alternatives are not also
pleasing to our senses.
gubernatorial candidates are Cong. Ining Uy of the first district,
Calbayog City Mayor Mel Sarmiento, Vice Gov. Jess Redaja, former
Congressman Cata Figueroa or his wife former Zumarraga Mayor Nelipta. Uy
is bloody red for Samar. His reign of terror in the first district must
stop. Sarmiento is administratively good but has danced gracefully with
the murderous reign of his patron Ining. Jess is an odd ball. He is
perceived as the darling of the media but has not performed well in his
3 terms each as Catbalogan Mayor and as vice governor. He is tainted
with corruption by constructing the DECS building bearing his name with
funds from the local school board evidently against laws and good taste.
Well, even the public market hullabaloo and the aborted plan to transfer
the jail. The Figueroa couple should rather spent their last days here
on earth repenting on their sins and buying a better wig for Cata and a
lighter make-up for Nelip.
Mila will run and will win in
the second district because no one with enough money can stop her from
doing that. The Supreme Court salary and perks of Eddie Nachura is not
enough to resurrect him from his political grave. So, the Tan dynasty
will continue to linger in the province if they continue to endear the
people by raffling out rice and noodles. Only two major events can
change the political landscape of the province. One, if the
Sandiganbayan finally rules against Mila for her graft case and the
Supreme Court affirms the conviction sending Mila first to the
provincial jail she once ignored and left unattended when she was
governor so she could taste how it is to stay alive with no budgetary
allocations from the provincial government because the governor has
spent the money intended for jail management for something else. Another
is when a viable candidate for governor can win in the elections that
will calibrate the needed change in the province.
The last event could only
happen if the right man comes in the forefront and I believe that only
pure good can surpass evil. Anything less than good will have no chance
to kill evil. I hope that Father Labendia could do a Father Panlilio to
right the wrong in Samar's capitol. Once and for all, we should long to
breath a fresher air because we have been too deeply entrenched in the
holes of graft and corruption. We need a leader who can transform our
Many pundits will disagree
with me having one wearing a cassock take the throne of the province.
Let me assure them that I am not a catholic so I am no fan of priests in
general but Father Labendia is one of a kind. He took the courage to
stand firm on calling the governor a thief when others sat down in the
bleachers. He has endangered himself when he stood out to fight the
giant but he stood still and defiant against all the pressures within
and without. He fully knew that the courage to stand up for what is
right is more powerful than the might of a thousand armies.
I hope that Ang Kapatiran or
other progressive political parties can have that moral courage to
support and encourage a person like him to lead usher in a new hope for
some desolate places in the Philippines.
My hope may just be like a
coin tossed in a wishing well but hope springs eternal in the heart of
an optimist. Maybe all these evil are merely prelude to a brighter good
future for my beloved province. I wish!
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Gen Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: October 28, 2008
Sangcay nga Ed Solayao,
I am with you with your
advocacy for the promotion of Tourism and Entrepreneurship 100%, but
isn't it that your objective for coming up with this undertaking is to
improve the economic condition of the province of Samar? When you invite
tourist to the province it will generate income for the hoteliers,
resort owners and above all income to the province.
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others were suspended for 90 days over Graft charges. What will happen
to the income derived from our sweat and blood if this same people will
continue to lead our province? What good will our hardship and
sacrifices do to the province if we will not prioritize the things that
we will undertake for the province in order to sustain peace, progress
and development in the province of Samar. C'mon Ed, first comes first.
Let us first install upright people in the provincial government so that
we can work with them harmoniously promote tourism and even help our
Kabugtuan put up a capital for whatever business that they will come up
with, of course a feasibility study is to be conducted first to insure
Gemma Radam Villanueva
Address: Guinsorongan, Catbalogan, Samar
Para kan Mano Ed Solayao,
salamat hiton nga website about Samar Tourism. Makabulig manta iton para
ma uplift iton aton turismo. Pero kinahanglanon gud maayos anay iton mga
kalasada ha aton ngan iton pina ka ugat hiton problema nga corruption
kinahanglan ma utod na iton. Mayda paba qualified para magin gobernador
ngan mayor ha aton? Pamati ko ngatanan nga mga qualified waray na didto
ha aton. Gin babrayaanan na han mga matadong nga mga pwede kumandidato.
Address: Cor. Mascardo & Yague Streets, Guiuan, Eastern
Date: 27 October 2008
Part Two - A Lesson in
There was this enterprising
couple who decided to start a small variety store (sari-sari) where they
live by extending the front of their house to make way to a ‘makeshift
store. People and neighbours start buying things from the store when
Phil and Pina their next door neighbour of husband and wife followed
suit in putting up their own sari-sari store.
Despite being next to each
other, both stores enjoyed the patronage of their neighbours and the
rest of the community that the sales volumes of both shops have remained
strong as days and months passed. Phil and Pina the second couple of
husband and wife decided to extend and enlarge their store to cater for
the growing customers with ostentatious signs of progress like glass
display shelves and huge signboard of the store.
While the first store owned
and managed by ‘Akong’ and his wife has remained as it was when it first
started its business. As days passed, the two stores had gone more
stronger in their business that customers noticed that at first, there
was one then followed by another until there were 4 tinderas (sales
assistants) manning the store of the second couple (Phil and Pina) while
from the other side, Akong and his wife Ching-ching struggled in serving
their customers but have managed to stay as a ‘husband and wife’ team.
On some days, customers and
buyers of both stores have noticed a new four-wheel drive parked in
front of the second store and would occasionally see Phil and Pina come
out of the vehicle bejewelled in gold watches, rings, bracelets and
earrings and in their signature clothes and shoes. They could be seen
and soon they are gone after ‘clink clangs’ of noises of store registers
being opened and closed and hurried instructions to the people (tinderas)
looking after their store. Night time comes and everyone in the
neighbourhood become still and quiet and yet Akong and his wife
Ching-ching still busy closing their shop before retiring and changing
to their night clothes from his usual ‘camisa de-chino top and
Ching-ching his wife in her home sewn duster.
Days passed and there is
hardly any face of Phil and Pina around in their business premises
leaving everything to their tinderas the day-to-day management of the
The morning came when the
usual store customers of both stores were greeted by big red signs of
Store Close and House for Sale sign in front of the second store of Phil
and Pina. Turning their heads to the other store, they were met by the
usual meek and friendly smiles of Akong in his camisa-de chino top and
Ching-ching in her faded duster signifying that they were ready for the
Date: Oct 26, 2008
Para kan Sir B. Balasbas,
Sir kaupay gad pamaitun hiton
umo nga plano kunta matuman. Han naeskuwela pa ako kada rally an gin
sasangyaw patalsikin hi Marcos kay tuta han kano ngan makawat kuno,
sumulod ha akon huna huna nga maraot hi Marcos, so I go along with the
others without asking how, why basta para la matanggal hi Macoy nga sabi
nga nira para mahangu tayo sa kahirapan. Tumalsik nga!!!!
Yana na nga panahon balik ta
an estorya han marauot nga highway, kon aton pipinsaron waray hino nga
presidente an naka himo hin kalsada tikang ha Pasay ngadto ha Davao,
concrete an kalsada pati mga tulay. YANA PAG REPAIR LA HITON NGA KALSADA
TIKANG HA SAN ESIDRO NGADTO HA SAN JUANICO BRIDGE DIRI MAGAWA!!!! ASYA
ITO AN SIRING HAN AKON SANGKAY NGA E KON MAKAWAT NA LIWAT AN SUMALIWAN?????
Sir kunta magkatutuo an imo
mga plano pag aghat han ngatan nga tawo nga diri magsala pagpili han ira
bobotusan. MABUHAY KA!!!!!!
Address: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands 96950, U.S.A
An Pilipinas usa ha pinka
pobre nga bansa, tapos an Samar usa pa gud nga pinaka pobre nga
probinsya ha Pilipinas. Tapos iton mga aada pa gud ha gobyerno sugad
hiton nga gobernadora kurakot pa gud, sigurado ako pati ultimo mga
kapitan ha mga baranggay kurakot liwat.
Hagi pastilan mapakain pa
ngani iton mga tawo nga mga nag kukuri tungod ha iyo. Kamo nga mga
pulitiko nga mga kurakot waray ba kamo mga kasing-kasing? Normal nala ba
iton ha iyo nga mangurakot ngan manloko? Waray kamo ipinag kaiba hiton
mga kriminal nga mga holdaper ha kalye. Samar usa ha pinaka pobre nga
probinsiya ha Pilipinas! Malooy manta kamo ha mga taga Samarnon! Ginoo
kunta magka may ada hin bisan guti la nga kauswagan iton amon probinsiya.
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: 25 Oct 08
Sangcay nga Samarnon, baga
binati gad ako hiton nga Atty Bolastig agi kay Abogado man iton, maaram
man kita nga an mga abogado imo ngani ibutang ha roweda puro debate iton
imo mapapamatian ngan maaaram man kita udog nga baga makarit man iton
hira hin pag bari hin balaod kay maaram man hira managang.
May ada gad kita maproprobaran
nga dire TRAPO (Traditional politician) ngan maupay an eguin agi-an ngan
naedukar nga pobrehanon kay maaram ito hira pumaid han kakablasan.
Kinahanglan la naton nga maeducar ini nga aton mga kabugtuan para
paliton ngani iton ira mga boto andam na hira magsakripisyo hin kadaliay
la para matagamtaman naton an tinuod nga pag uswag han aton probinsiya
han Samar. God Bless Us All.
Address: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Date: 25 October 2008
Hello again, good fellas &
kababayans! Let's break (again) this path of point-and-shoot, let's
change the topic please. Isn't it better to talk about something else
(new, relevant, positive driven issues) where we can possibly work on &
immerse ourselves so we can change the atmosphere of our beloved Samar?
Again, I would like to invite
you all to join in our advocacy to promote tourism & entrepreneurship in
Samar. I made a weblink in www.flickr.com where we can post photos &
videos related to Samar Travel & Tourism. Here is the link to the group
I hope to see your
participation in the website.
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: No. 539 Gen. Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San
Date: October 24, 2008
Sangcay nga Bukoy han
Kinahanglan nga baga mag
sakripisyo kita nga baga magutom anay hin kadali. Kay may sakripisyo
ngani matatagamtaman naton an baga maiha nga kaupayan. May ada na kita
masasandigan nga magdadara hini nga aton lalawigan, kay diri ngani naton
urangahon an madali nga pagkita hin kuwarta matatagamtaman naton an
kamurayao ngan pag asenso han aton minayuyo nga probinsiya han Samar.
Kinahanglan la naton ipahibaro
han aton mga kaprobinsiya nga gutiay la nga sakripisyo an kinahanglan
para makab-ot naton eguin uungara naton nga pag uswag hini nga aton
lalawigan. Makuri ha una but we have to believe in ourserlves, tap the
youth, the professionals, the upright, the church and the populace in
propagating the good news that graft and corruption can be eliminated if
we will not sell our votes kinahanglan la naton an political well.
Sakripisyo nga magutom la hin gutiay nga panahon and then we will reap
the fruit of our hard labor but remember to vote for the upright person
Name: Jena J.
Address: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Date: October 24, 2008
To Taga Mercado of Allen, N.
Thanks for putting me in the
league of Mr. A. Morales of Catbalogan City. It is, indeed, a compliment
since Mr. Morales is such a gifted and insightful writer and I'm a fan
of his. I can assure you without an iota of doubt we're not one and the
same. I'm a pure-blooded Catbaloganon who cares about our place and
Samar. Best regards!
Samarenyo from Tate
To Taga Mercado of Allen:
Mr. Gaspay can check whether
A. Morales and J. Jamandre are one and the same person by their IP
Address. I doubt that they are one and the same though. Their writing
styles are different.
I am one of the many fans of
Tonyboy Morales. He is one of the most articulate contributors here.