(message board 73)
Corrupt leaders are
elected not by bribes but by apathy.
I understand and respect
the stand of Samarnon from Canada on his reservations regarding my
support for Father Labendia. His desire to let Father Labendia bare
himself to the public first before he throw his support on him is
understandable. Calculated risk is what business people would say
when betting on a proposal and that has been Samarnon's mantra on
this particular advocacy of mine to have somebody with the caliber
of Father Labendia to run for governor. To tell you the truth many
would share my frustration that I would vote for a dog than vote for
Mila in 2010.
Let me tell other people
that like most of you, I have big doubts that Father Labendia will
subject himself to an election. Like most of us in the sidelines, he
would rather do his advocacy on fighting corruption in another
playing field and not inside the political ring. He would be a
reluctant candidate if ever he decides to accept the challenge but
the good thing about this kind of candidate is he does not have
ulterior motives in running for public office. When people clamor
for change, the right candidate will appear. Cory Aquino has to be
prodded to run for president with a manifesto of support from
millions of filipinos wanting change to happen. When change is
demanded by people, the most inexperienced, most naive, most
apolitical persons can win elections. Glenn Chong proved that in
Biliran when he trounced Marcos-era politician Gerry Espina in a
congressional election last 2004. A 30-year old then, many people
believed that he is a David trying to slay a Goliath but the stone
of public support efficiently slew the monster-like desire of the
Espinas to rule Biliran. Mila Tan's budding dynasty is much like
those dynasties that have mushroomed in other parts of the country
and nipping it while it is still budding is better than waiting for
it to grow like an acacia tree. The time to act is now and apathy is
not an option.
Father Labendia is still
my candidate for governor. Here are some reasons why I would chose
him over the current crop of gubernatorial aspirants. Acting
Governor Redaja has a lot of baggage. While seemingly endorsed by
Chito Dela Torre in his recent article for his dole outs to some
beneficiaries in Basey, Redaja has remained mum on the political
realities of Samar. He has closed his eyes on the corruption in the
capitol. Being the presiding officer of the provincial board, he
should have the oversight power to check the excesses of the Mila
Tan administration. He remained silent either as a sign of his
consent to the anomalous things in the capitol or he has also
benefitted from the ruthlessness of Mila's administration having
been elected vice governor twice under the support and tutelage of
his patroness – Mila Tan. To me, when you benefit from a corrupt
regime, you are as guilty as the perpetrator. When you were
entrusted with the power to perform check and balance and you have
not done it, then you don't deserve the trust of the population.
Plus, Redaja's record as mayor of Catbalogan is dismal.
Graft-ridden, he has not publicly disclosed what happened to the
aborted jail project, the commercial complex, and many equally
scandalous things. Mayor Tekwa in one term has done more than the
three terms under Redaja who once claimed to be a chemical engineer
only to be found out to be a fake one after checking the records of
the PRC. When you cannot trust the guy in as simple as telling the
real score of his profession, then you cannot trust him to run the
On the possibility of Rep.
Ining Uy to run for Governor. Ining is bloody red for Samar. The
first district has become a killing field of sorts during and after
elections. Guns rule the ballots in the first district. People who
kill their political opponents should never be entrusted the reign
of the province and should even be brought to justice. Ining and
Rudy Tuazon's bloodbath has claimed so many people's lives. The sad
thing is those who are killed are not the major players but merely
pawns of these ganglords. If Ining will rule the province, expect
some politically-motivated killings to rise. I believe that one life
is more sacred than a public office.
Mayor Mel (or Melba to
some) Sarmiento is an effective mayor of Calbayog. Mel used to be
Rudy Tuazon's muchacho but has shifted his allegiance to Ining.
Sarmiento is RDC Chair of Region 8 and Secretary General of the
League of Cities. Pretty impressive, really for somebody from Samar.
But, again he is guilty by alligning himself with the notorius Ining
Uy. If he becomes governor, he is merely an extension of Ining. What
Ining says, Mel does. Again, the killing field scenario is still
possible with Mel at the helm of the province. Plus, he wanted to
divide Samar into two provinces. He wanted a Nortwestern Samar to be
created with Calbayog as capital and to spin it off from the big
Samar province. If you can't be governor in the big Samar, he
devised a plan so he could easily be governor of the smaller
Northwestern Samar. I don't believe that those people who have
signified their support for dividing Samar can truly advance the
agenda for the whole Samar. I am afraid that with him as governor,
he will just hasten the division of Samar into two provinces. And,
remember too that he was a vocal opponent of converting Catbalogan
into a city. You know, the problem with some voters particularly in
Samar is their faltering short-term memories and I am trying to
recall those memories so we can have better judgment for the future.
On the Figueroa couple,
Cata or Nelipta. They have been buried in their political graves and
I hope that they remain there. They should rather spend their last
remaining days here on earth repenting on the sins that they have
accumulated over the years. They should try to ask for forgiveness
for the ambushes they have orchestrated against political opponents
and should try if possible to give to the public the brahman cattles
they have shipped to Zumarraga from Australia or New Zealand. There
is still plenty of time for them to say sorry to the people.
Zaccheus, a taxman in Jesus' time, became a forgiven man when he
returned what he stole from the people. Cata, a taxman himself
having worked with BIR in his prime and in Congress the biggest tax
agency of the nation, can do a Zaccheus thing.
Sharee Ann Tan, Mila's
daughter. She is a bankable candidate of Mila. Those employees in
the capitol who have unraveled the controversies need to be punished
so Sharee Ann could be Mila's revenge to them. She made history when
at 25 she was elected to be the second district's congresswoman but
it is also painful for a young person to live her next 50+ years as
belonging to a politically-corrupt family. Mila at least has only a
few more years to live but the memories for her children to suffer
are enormous. I pity her actually to be in this political cyclone
when she could have enjoyed her young life window shopping and
chatting with her friends. I pity her for being publicly humiliated
with a family name now synonymous to a plunderer of the province.
She may be young when elected congresswoman, I hope she not end up
peddling Shiok-tong in a rickety old truck just like what her mother
did before she swallowed the gubernatorial office. I hope that
history will be kinder to her. After all, it's her mother's fault
that made her throw her hat into the political turmoil of the
Roño, Bolastig, Nachura,
or Tuazon scions. They have been burried in their political graves,
may they remain there until kingdom come. Really, they have tasted
the political cake and kept it too. Now, they have to face the Great
Master and defend their cases before the heavenly throne.
To me, the gubernatorial
bench is shallow and I hope that somebody with the caliber of Father
Labendia can make it deeper. Unless Samarnon from Canada can suggest
somebody else, my hope still rests with Father Labendia. I know that
my hope is too far from the truth but who thought in 2003 that Mila
would be suspended in 2008 and may end up in jail in 2013? Hope
springs eternal in the heart of those who believe!
Again, I wish…
Date: 18 Nov 08
To Mr. Tony Morales,
Your explanation regarding
the suspension of the governor is very clear. Some maybe are
thinking that it’s just a mere suspension for 90 days and after that
she will be back to power. I am only hoping the verdict will not be
influence by any higher officials so that she will pay her debts to
the people by imprisonment.
The oppositions I should
say should start forming now that she is out of power. Some are
endorsing Father Albania and I think also he is the right person.
Mabuhay ka ISOG HAN SAMAR.
I would like to appeal to
our fellow warays to stop criticizing its other, if we have the same
goal to remove her from her position, let’s unite. You see, Mr. Tony
Morales already told us that he will not run as a candidate for
governor, some started asking his credibility, ability and
capability. Are you not happy that he is the boldest person to
critize without fear the governor’s wrong doings? Common fellows,
lets not be silly, open the windows of your mind.
If Father Labendia will
not accept the candidacy, in my own personal point of view I will
choose Mr. Tony “Boy” Morales as my candidate for governor. Sir
pasensiya kana ikaw akon candidate.
Again I would like to
appeal, let’s UNITE. Let’s give our support to any one who will lead
the team. If there is a resisting force acting the rolling ball then
it will not roll.
MABUHAY KITA NGATANAN…
Address: Tacloban City
Date: Nobyembre 18
Be careful mga Sankay!
Organizing a smooth and winning campaign is easy under a guidance of
a smart leadership. This is no different organization and campaign
ran in most high school, colleges and universities. This election
campaign organization you are about to undertake is for real with
real result affecting many people. Being a real governor for Samar
is a big responsibility that requires 24 hours 7 days a week
The test for a
governor-to-be starts first from his or her campaign strategy. A
governor who wins the election as a result of good campaign strategy
will find it easy to work as a successful governor. Just like
successful campaign strategy, a governor gets assistance from the
campaign organization he created. THE BEST LEADERSHIP STYLE TO USE
IS TO DELEGATE THE RESPONSIBILITY to the staffs who surround the
governor, while the governor concentrates on public speaking and
advertising his programs and policies to the people of Samar. It is
important to communicate to the people for many reasons. One is to
let Samarnons engaged in politics for whatever issues the governor
wants to lead. Samarnons must be politically motivated at all times
just like us now, and this is the governor’s job to keep them
Success only happens when
Samarnons are energized. Not only Farmers plant rice, Teachers
teach, and business flourishes, but also excels in their endeavors
when they are politically motivated. This is the secret of the rich
countries. Also, if the newly elected governor wants Samarnons to be
aware of not buying votes during election, the governor can
successfully change Samarnons attitude by communicating this issue
from time to time in public speaking until the issue is fully grasp
by the people. Communicating to the people is the number one job of
a governor. The governor has other tools also. By National Telecom
Commission rules, A chief Executive Officer position in government
is allowed to advertize at no cost using local media such as radio
Address: Purok 1 Extension A, Brgy. Canlapwas,
Date: November 17, 2008
As early as 7:30 this
morning, provincial employees of Samar gathered for the flag
ceremony. The acting Vice-Governor Jesus Redaja in his Memorandum
Order dated November 13, 2008 call the employees to attend the said
Nothing new because
offices are expected to conduct this. Nothing strange because
government employees are mandated and obliged to follow and observe
this. However, I can't stop myself rejoicing because once again the
flag waves in the sky...our eyes stare at it as a symbol of our
respect and sing the national anthem to move our lips who seems to
be not familiar anymore with the lines and lyrics that our history
and culture embroidered it.
It maybe just a flag
ceremony to other people but for me, it is a wake up call, it is a
sign of hope that Samar will rise again and shine.
Date: November 17, 2008
It's good to have
plans/strategies on how we are going to help good prospects for
Samar officials but don't you think that we also need to know who
these prospects are.
Although it is too early
to be certain for now but I guess rumors are already on the streets.
Can anyone from Samar who has an information or inkling as to who
are planning to run for Congress, Governor and Mayor for Catbalogan? This way we can make a shortlist of prospects to choose
from and determine as to who among them are worthy of our support.
If we can solidify our resources and efforts then we will have a
better chance against these current, future and seasoned corrupt
I believe that we should
collectively choose our prospects by weighing their merits and
Address: United States
Date: Nov. 17, 2008
To: Mr. A. Morales
I bet you know about the
news. I presumed they are just news without facts. The news is that
Mila Tan is going to run as Congresswoman and her daughter, the
incumbent first term representative will run for governor. Another
news is Mila Tan will run as City Mayor against the present mayor
who will run for re-election this coming 2010. I don't believe
there's truth as well as with her son to run as her vice mayor. This
is truly a family dynasty like the Romualdez family in Tacloban.
Well, this could be possible like throwing one stone (one time of
spending millions) and getting three birds or positions. The reason
is she thinks she can always manipulate the poor people by way of
buying their votes.
Please may I request your
own knowledge to inform us the truth if what's Mila Tan personal
ambition. From my own perspective, she just want to continue buying
votes the only way she is going to be elected. Also, I would like to
make it clear here she can afford to buy votes at 5,000 pesos per
voter. Where she gets the money is a big question because she's not
Lastly, do you think the
Tan's are really unbeatable?
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Date: November 16, 2008
To: Retired Samarnon and
people of Samar
I disagree your opinion of
Samarnon (Canada) and to Mr. Morales. Hit akon nahihibaruhan about
kan Mila Tan, diri iton hiya na-attend hit session every Thursday ha
Capitol. Diri ngani ako maaram hit iya Educational background, ambot
ikaw kon maaram ka! then, you will say something about the
educational attainment of Father Labendia and Mr. Morales?
Tinu-od iton nga
suggestion ni Balasbas nga we need to organize as early as possible
to those who will run for Governor in 2010. Pagburiglig kita nga mga
molopyo han Samar. Like people who in abroad, we need your support,
ideas. Maaram ako nga naawod na kita hinduro hit nahihitabo hit aton
minayoyo nga bungto.
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: Brgy. Guinsorongan, Catbalogan City
Date: November 16, 2008
On the suspension of Gov
The scenario given by
Tonyboy with respect to the plans of the suspended Governor is
accurate, although I've heared from a very reliable source that Mila
Tan is contemplating of running for City Mayor of Catbalogan. She
knew that Mayor Tekwa is running for reelection she will still
wrestle despite being the kumadre of the latter (their children
married very recently), that is how wicked is the suspended
With the recent events I
think she will abscond with her plan considering the fact that she
will be tied up in the City, also I've heard that she is letting her
autistic son run for Vice Mayor of Catbalogan. She will be persuaded
to be more pragmatic over the idea of running for Congresswoman and
letting Sharee Ann the incumbent and 1st termer Congresswoman of the
2nd district of Samar run for Governor. What a succession of
The possible situation is
she will move heaven and earth to get elected and to get elected is
to channel a windfall to the 2nd district meaning 5 thousand pesos
per voter. We are focusing our eye sight in the province but a part
of it (2nd district) will be exposed to the original bandit.
When the wicked suspendid
Governor is already elected as Congresswoman come 2010 the pork
barrel in the amount of 50 million yearly plus other perks including
dole outs from the administration the province of Samar particularly
the 2nd district of Samar will again wallow in poverty for another 4
years and even more. This huge cash will be used to buy her freedom.
And so, we have to act
now. Let us all be aware of these corrupt politicians. Let us mark
them, the Tans, the Figueroa's, the Redaja's, and other noted
families involve in shady deals.
Let us organize by putting
up a campaign Hqs first, in the City of Catbalogan. Assign
committee's and lets get the ball rolling. Remember that time is of
the essence. It’s more than a year to prepare and the next election
is more than a year from now. Let’s start now.
God bless us all.
Address: Cor. Mascardo & Yague Streets, Guiuan, Eastern
Date: 16 November 2008
The Petty Cash Fund of
Joc-Joc Bolante and the errand boy of PNP
Allow me to bring the
readers of this column to the current issues that confront the
country at the moment.
I am wondering why people
have given so much fuss and noise about this 728 million pesos
fertilizer fund when according to Mr. Bolante’s statement before the
Philippine Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, the money was released
without prior knowledge and approval of the president of the
Philippines. This is perhaps because Mr. Bolante treated the amount
as part of his department’s petty cash fund, and hence should only
have his nod and blessing. The amount probably was too small and
insignificant to bring this to the President’s notice and sanction.
In the midst and during the senate hearing Mr. Joc-joc Bolante
should have said this straight to the faces of the senators, “Barya
barya lang ito mga pards, kaya hindi na kailangan ang pirma ni ‘mam’.
On the serious side of
things, and going along the same line of premise, even a Petty Cash
Fund custodian would still seek permission from a person his senior,
unless he owns and runs the business himself where his authority is
It is beginning to dawn on
me as well, that contrary to proper and normal accounting methods,
procedure and practice, a government agency like the Philippine
National Police can easily released funds in cash (I repeat, cash)
for the purpose of purchasing spy equipments as claimed by its
principal respondent who in his current position has no knowledge or
background in intelligence matters, but has been taken to the task
of acquiring such spy equipments from another country. I very much
doubt that if there is some truth to this version of events as
claimed in this euro dollar saga, an official receipt for such
purchases would be in order or can be expected since the deal
(purchase) was done on a cash basis for which issuance of receipts
entirely depends on the discretion of the purchaser himself. You
could compare this situation to a short scenario of a mother asking
her son, “Totoy ito ang pera punta ka sa tindahan at bumili ka ng
isang boteng suka”, with the mother naturally not expecting a
receipt for the purchase. The treatment of buying equipments running
into several million pesos and 10 pesos worth of vinegar (suka) both
purely done on a cash basis is one and the same in importance
according to these people’s accounting principles.
And they expect us to
believe no matter how absurd and farcical these things are.
Date: November 16, 2008
Sangkay Tonyboy, I really
appreciate your very kind patience in explaining to me at length re:
Mila Tan's case. I am amazed of your broad knowledge even in the
legal parlance. I guess I was more enlightened than confused, for
Anyways, obviously my mind
is a lot simpler than yours. Pardon my shallow thinking. You see,
for me a suspension is tantamount to conviction - minus all these
procedural and legal processes.
On the other hand, I am
having second thoughts of going with you on your endorsement of Noel
Labendia for governor. I am afraid that you don't know him well and
don't have much information about him. For me, I would not endorse
somebody whom I don't have personal knowledge of his background and
personality. Your personal knowledge about him is not convincing for
you to become his endorser.
I understand that we must
take some measure of risks, but I normally go for a calculated risk.
Address: Mercedes, Catbalogan City
Date: Nov. 16, 2008
To all Catbaloganon and
Please take note that this
is the last term of Mila Tan as governor. She will no longer run for
this position. So endorse somebody who will run againts her in any
position she will be in, in this 2010 election.
Also endorse somebody who
will run againts her USELESS CONGRESSWOMAN daughter so that this
family will not roots out in politics and kill thier bad image in
the name of politics, kay sobra na ini hin kamaka-arawod para ha
aton mga SAMARNON.
ONLY IN SAMAR,
To Samarnon and whatever I
owe him -
I understand your
frustration Mr. Samarnon but let me correct or clarify whatever
misconception you have over the suspension of Mila Tan. The
suspension is a preventive measure meaning that this is merely to
remove Mila from the crime scene so she won't have the capacity to
"doctor," tamper, hide, or destroy whatever evidence against her,
that she wont use her power to harass or threaten whoever will come
out to testify against her, that the public service will not be
interrupted when respondent Mila will be busy defending herself in
court, and to make sure that Mila and her cohorts attend the
hearings before the court and not make excuses that they are
attending public functions or going to official travels or
conferences. In fact, the preventive suspension is not a punishment
because the merits of the case have not been weighed yet by the
Later on, WHEN (I am using
"when" not "if" because I strongly believe that it's just a matter
of time and not of chance) Mila and her co-respondents will be found
guilty beyond reasonable doubt, the order could be imprisonment plus
dismissal in public service if she is still governor or a public
servant (again not suspension because in law suspension is
preventive, dismissal is punitive) plus maybe a perpetual
disqualification to hold public office in the future plus other
civil interdictions like removing her right to vote or her right to
be a parental authority or to sign as a party to a contract.
The way it looks, the
litigation will not be completed before she ends her term as
governor of Samar in 2010. The actual hearing may be done in a year
but the decision of the Sandiganbayan may be appealed up to the
Supreme Court so it is safe to assume that Mila will not get a final
conviction until after 2010. My best guess is 2011 or 2012.
Now, in the meantime, Mila
has to plan a strategy to save her ass from public oblivion. To
avoid dismissal from service, she has two options one is to not seek
a public office or for her to win as congresswoman of the second
district of Samar. As a Congresswoman there are some privileges that
she will enjoy that are not enjoyed by ordinary mortals. She could
not be dismissed from service by a previous conviction of a graft
crime merely from the order of the Supreme Court. In the case of a
congressman, the House of Representatives being a co-equal branch of
government will have the final say whether or not to honor the
conviction of Mila or simply ignore it so Mila will not be dismissed
from service if the majority sides with her that she continue to
serve her congressional district. But, could she be imprisoned? Of
course! That has nothing to do with her being a congressman. Take
the case of Cong. Jalosjos, Cong. Villarosa, and Sen. "Magdalo"
Trillanes. But, theoritically, that would be true if the case is
finally decided after 2010 and she won the congressional elections.
Assuming for the sake of
argument that she did won the 2010 elections as congresswoman and
was allowed by the "House of Representa-thieves" to continue to
serve as congresswoman of Samar until 2013 and despite her holding
office in Muntinlupa and maybe having as chief of staff her former
jail warden in Samar, by 2013 she could no longer run for public
office if the conviction order from the Supreme Court/Sandiganbayan
includes perpetual disqualification to hold public office. That
said, she still could be in the public eye until 2013 if she is
Again, this is an uphill
battle for Mila. She may try her best to buy her acquittal by paying
huge sum of money but we all know that she is not Imelda Marcos who
have vaults of gold bars so she could only last for a few more
I hope Mr. Samarnon that
my long treatise did not confuse you more. There is no way I could
encapsulate these things in one paragraph.
On your request to
introduce Fr. Noel Labendia, I know that he is a graduate of Samar
National School. He went to the Loyola School of Theology (a Jesuit
school affiliated with the Ateneo de Manila University) for his
Bachelor in Sacred Theology-Seminary Program (graduated in 2001) and
his Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry (graduated in 2002). He's
connected with the San Vicente de Paul Seminary in Calbayog City,
the Diocese of Calbayog, and has lead the Isog Han Samar Movement
that was instrumental in filing the case before the Ombudsman.
I tried contacting Fr.
Noel using his published e-mail on the website of the Loyola School
of Theology but to no avail. Apparently Padre Noel has not used his
yahoo account for so long that it was probably deactivated. I am
asking Mano Ray Gaspay if he could post the e-mail of Father
Labendia or even give us the mailing address of Father Noel so we
can send him letters asking him to consider running for Governor.
Let me tell you that I have not spoken to Father Labendia nor has he
agreed to the idea so letting him know that there are people
supportive of him will truly help.
Address: The Americas
Date: Nov 15, 2008
I can't agree more with
Samarnon of Canada. Forum readers, myself included, just seem to hop
on the bandwagon as regards A. Morales's endorsement of Fr. Labendia
to run for Samar governor. How well do we really know them? All we
know is the latter led Isog Han Samar in its complaint against Mila
Tan. What else has he accomplished that would propel him to occupy
the highest elective office in the province? What are his
Mr. Morales has also been
endorsed by other readers. What positives go for him, besides being
a prolific writer? He uses a Catbalogan address but is he really
based in Samar? Information like age, educational background,
occupation, place of birth, etc. could certainly help in assessing
if they deserve our support.
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: Brgy Guinsorongan, Catbalogan City
Date: November 15, 2008
On Guinsorongan Beach,
Gov. Mila Tan suspension etc.,
Aside from requiring the
populace of Brgy Guinsorongan install a toilet in every household,
brgy tanod should be equipped with a powerful flaslights and should
patrol the entire lenght of the beach up to the long rocks going
through Brgy Buno-anan at night to deter the populace from
depicating outside their houses. Those who will be caught
transgressing this action should be required to work (for free) the
installation of the toilet bowl in every household.
Mayor Tekwa please
spearhead the installation of toilet bowl by giving them for free
and constructing them right away to sustain the momentum.
On Gov. Milagrosa Tan
suspension the province of Samar will at last enter a new chapter
with a rapid forward lurching motion. The people who loves Samar
dearly should help the proponents led by a sharp cleric Fr Noel Jose
Labendia. Let us start now by plotting our strategy to nourish the
move eventually carrying the momentum that will propel our candidate
to the provincial government. We need to organize the volunteers, we
need to involve the print and broadcast media, we need the
professionals, we need help from accross the seas to keep this
To start the ball rolling
we have to create a campaign Hq in the City of Catbalogan. Start
soliciting for campaign funds in order to organize the volunteers
within the City teaching them before they are released for the house
to house campaign, of course they will be needing some allowance for
their food (even if they are volunteers). We have to organize now
assign somebody known to everyone to spearhead the move so that the
campaign fund will be collected and disbursed efficiently. We have
to act now if we want to topple down a devil with millions. It’s not
an easy task considering the kind of voters that we have in the
province. We will be needing a barrage of ads to neutralize the
situation because it is real hard to change the attitude of the
populace inclined to vote buying. Let us help one another in
changing this attitude for the betterment of the entire province. In
other progressive provinces vote buying is taboo. It’s only in Samar.
Address: United States
Date: Nov. 15, 3008
Re: Political Change in
We talk a lot about the
failed politics of Gov. Mila Tan and we do this with so many
reactions like inputs of ideas, opinions, recommendations and
suggestions. How did this happen? We all are stakeholders of Samar
and we want that our Governor should give her best to serve the
people she represents. What she's done are more vote buying, bad
roads, no substantial plan for more food production, schools are in
bad shape, no sustainable programs to uplift the poverty, continued
corruption and many mistakes made by her and her employees under her
nose. It shows that the people of Samar including those who are
working abroad have no trust in her administration. She gives us a
shame with that millions of taxpayer's money spent either with no
bidding and without appropriate accounting receipts and legal
documentations and the reason why she's suspended. We have no other
solution but to change this corrupt administration that only
benefits herself, her family and all her cohorts in the Capitol of
Since we still have time,
I am asking if we have come up a final decision who will be our
contender to run for Governor against Mila Tan or whoever is her
choice. I think everybody wants to know if Fr. Labendia has already
accepted this or not. If so, what's the strategy and who's the
campaign manager who will take charge of many issues including the
campaign funds and the ads. These are just the preliminary questions
that we all want to know.
Date: November 14, 2008
On Mila Tan’s Suspension:
Am I happy with her 90-day
suspension? No, not at all. Corrupt practices of politicians are
public knowledge and they are ALREADY very calloused and thick-faced
to be affected by any issues that may arise in that regard. It is
a day-to-day life for them. Nothing is new so to speak.
Although they may pretend
to fight them off all accusations legally as an ACT to prove their
“innocence and apparently protect their reputations”, but mind you,
back in their closets they are just all laughing. After all, they
are nothing but just acting-out in public. It is back to business
after all are said and done. It will be a return with a vengeance!
Corrupt politicians knew
too well that if their stealing and self-enrichment are caught
(brought up legally in court) nothing really will happen to them to
the point that will harm them in any ways given their initial
motives and intentions when they have filed their candidacies.
Deep inside me I am “mad”
at our laws. The fact that they were given suspensions only means
that they were proven guilty! Suspensions are not enough. They
should be locked up behind bars and be banned from running for any
public office for the rest of their lives. Their illegally acquired
assets should be confiscated and be given back to the state.
Do we think the starving
electorate will not sell their future (again) for 2,000-5,000 pesos
come 2010? I JUST HOPE…
Now tell me, who are the
real losers? Where is our victory? Pardon my negativism.
Sangkay Tonyboy Morales, I
guess you still owe us. Waray mo pa gud ipakilala ha amon inin imo
manok in the person of Noel Labendia. I have pending querries/questions
for you from my previous posting concerning him and you? Would
greatly appreciate it if you can give some time and attention.
Best regards to all.
Date: november 14, 2008
It's in the mind of
Samarnon that politics is such a dirty one's. Let may tell you this,
politics is not dirty in nature but the persons who are seated make
politics as a dirty.
My gosh, Philippines is a
christian nation but what's happening to our leaders, people and any
individual who live in this place? Instead of helping to each other,
crab mentaly and being corrupt are often observed. People of the
Philippines, and people of Samar, if we are living with this
characteristics I assure you that our country will be left behind
from progressive countries in this world.
Who are really the
christians? Me, you and all of us owned as christians but the
question is that, what is the obligations and responsibilities to be
fulfilled by the real chirstians? If you willing to know the answers
of this question just open your bible, read, and understand. By that
you can discover a lot if who really the christians are.
Address: Tacloban City
Date: 14 Nobyembre 08
What are you waiting for?
Mila Tan is out and today is the day for celebration for justice
that finally worked and today is also the day to look beyond Mila
Tan. Now is the time and opportunity to solidify the power of ISOG
HAN SAMAR or else the gains will forever be lost.
Tony Boy Morales should
live to the promise of ISOG HAN SAMAR and confront the most pressing
issues right now, that is solidifying the gains and turn them into
stepping rock for reaching the goal of a better government of Samar.
ISOG HAN SAMAR already has a solid plan so first thing to do is for
Mr. Morales to help ISOG HAN SAMAR recruit more members which I
think will have no problem attracting members. Second is to organize
the members into committees and subcommittees preferably for
example: media committee, membership recruitment committee,
fundraising committee, accounting committee, transportation
committee, food committee and many more that is required.
Each committee has
responsibilities for example the food committee prepares budget and
purchase food and make deals with local restaurants whenever
required for an event such as meetings or campaigning, food for
Father Labendia and staff. Transportation committee asks budget
prepares transportation for Father Labendia and staff and his
equipment perhaps loud speaker system and many more. These are just
an example of a smooth and organized and winning campaign endeavor.
Bisan kon diri ak Samarnon,
kay parapreho man kita mga Waraynon, karuyag ko gihap nga mahingadto
iton aton rehiyon hin maupay mga panginabuhi han mga katawhan,
maupay nga pagtungway han aton gubyerno. Kon diri man hi Father
Labendia, bisan nala membro hiton ISOG HAN SAMAR, bubuligan naton
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: Brgy Guinsorongan, Catbalogan Ctiy
Date: November 14, 2008
Para kan Erlinda Uy han
Naawod gud ako nga an akon
address nga ginagamit Brgy Guinsorongan kay tinuod man ito nga imo
sering mahi-unong hiton Guinsorongan Beach. Diri la mga gold bars
iton mga nalutaw kundi pati na mga sighot kay waray man hira
basurahan, bisan kon may mga truck han basura nga nagsisinudoysudoy
waray man hira mga plastic containers nga puede nira butangan hini
nga mga basura, maiha na gad ako nga waray makakauli dinhi ha aton.
Hadto nga an Brgy Captain
dinhi ha Guinsorongan an akon pa ugangan nga hi Biboy Cebu ngatanan
nga mga balay eguin himuan hira hin mga toilet pero han pagkawara
niya (decease) nawara na liwat an mga CR amo iton nga an tabi labi
na gud an pamantianan (an halaba) nga mga bato naging pinaka halaba
nga toilet iton ha bug-os nga kalibutan. Go there, especially at
night and you will see almost everyone using the longest toilet in
Paging Mayor Tekwa!!
Please help the barangay by requiring all the populace have a CR in
every household if we want to beautify the beach of Guinsorongan.
Give them an ultimatum and inspect every household if they already
installed the toilet. My father in-law did it during his time and
the barangay was once upon a time one of the cleanest barangay in
the (then) municipality of Catbalogan. I've learned that you are a
hands-on Mayor that is why Mila Tan who is contemplating of running
for Mayor in the city of Catbalogan will have hard time toppling you
down come 2010 even with her millions.
BTW Mayor Tekwa thank you
for the financial assistance that you've extended when my mother
died a couple of years ago ditto with Vice Mayor Van Torrevillas.
Also, since the populace
are poor (hand to mouth existence) and they cannot afford to buy a
black plastic bag please give them the bag for their waste and
ensure that their respective wastes are placed in the said bag ready
for pick up when the dump truck collects them.
For Father Noel Jose
Labendia thank you so very much for your self sacrifice in bringing
the case to the Umbodsman. I want to help in my own small way while
you are in Manila, please contact me through my cellphone 0917 512
With the kind of politics
that we have in the province we have to help one anther in defeating
the devils who resort to vote buying. It’s about time that we have
to effect the necessary change. Cata is lurking in the dark ready to
pounch on anybody who will stay on his way to power.
God bless us all!!!!!!!!!!
Address: United States
Date: Nov. 14, 2008
All the reactions after
Gov. Mila Tan has been suspended is resounding. Without a doubt this
is a little victory for all of us. I would probably say that it's
time now to find a good and honest candidate to run for governor. If
Fr. Labendia will be our candidate, we have to plan what strategy we
should use as soon as possible. We have only one year and a half
before the election comes in 2010. Get everybody involved especially
the young people, the students of all colleges and universities and
those who want for a change of government.
Like what happened during
the recent election in the U.S. The Obama people have campaigned
vigorously not only through the ads but also they went all the way
to the houses of the voters whether they are Republican, Independent
or Democrats. If the young people as well as the old ones are fired
up with the same slogan as that of Obama, Yes we Can and another one
which is, Change is Coming, then I am pretty sure we can do it with
the kind of enthusiasm and drive to go house to house campaigning.
We know that people even those diehard with Mila Tan and her family
will come to their senses and will change eventually if we try to
convince them and show the wrong, the mistake, the failure and the
corruption of the governor that derailed our progress in Samar.
Suspension alone is already a dent that will be an issue along the
way in campaigning.
I think, it's a matter of
changing the mindset of the people that a change of government is
the only way to reach our goals in order to succeed. To take an
example is that, anybody no matter of his or her living condition
and education there will come a time that he or she will oppose or
approve. Gov. Mila Tan and her cohorts have been buying their votes
for decades but this time if we go house to house campaigning and
explain to them the negative side of vote buying, then they will
oppose and we will have the advantage. We have to campaign to the
remotest and impoverished barrios first. Please start now soliciting
donors for funding the campaign after we have chosen the right
candidate for governor.