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Address: New Zealand
Date: March 15, 2009
Most often, things we
ought to learn goes down the drain.
Reading through the
postings here regarding the candidacy of Mr. Basilio Balasbas for
Governor of Samar only refects the "traditional political doctrine"
where 3G's (Gold, Guns, Goons) is the only way to win an election.
Clinging on to the reality
of this existing political tactics in Samar would never give us a
slight chance for change. The more we hold on to the 3G's doctrine,
progress will be more elusive in our beloved island.
It is time to choose a new
path, - win or loss. The point is to eradicate the mandate of the
3G's. Let a thousand flowers bloom!
Date: 13 Mar 2009
I have to agree with Mano
Olin with this one.
There are lots of
important things that we have to prioritize first than thinking
about building airports. With this kind of economy now it would just
be a waste of money, not feasible. Kakarag hit kwarta nga unta gin
kadto na la pag improve hit hospital or gamiton pag bulig hit mga
Napapalibutan na kita hit
mga airports. Tacloban is quit lucky to survive their operations
yearly. Other airports nearby are hanging on the edge of a cliff for
survival. What made you think that Catbalogan airport will make it
thru? Aton ngani pier na masagana hadto yana halos patay na. Because
people would rather pick the route to Ormoc-Cebu for lots of reason
because of that waray nakanhi ha aton nga barko. Nabayad hira tax
para pier and all pero hain man it nasakay? Mag raot la pa gud nga
barko it ira ginkakadi.
So even the thought of
wasting money for an airport NOW would even be ridiculous, if not
Mr Basilio Balasbas,
Those comments being
suggested are practical and valid. I don't doubt your intention and
desire to help. Money and organization are the vital part to win an
election. Also, don't take for granted the political knowledge and
experience of the old politicians (retired trapos). Extend your hand
to them to ask for assistance and guidance because you will need
their wisdom. They could be the good or the bad politician but they
can share their secret and expertise if you can get them to your
side, whether it's a good advise or a bad advise, it's still an
advise and you can learn from it, they know the ins and outs and you
might be surprised that they still have their political clout and
that's a big plus. You really need a political machinery.
This comments come from
people whose good intentions are the same like yours, and they want
to make sure you are the RIGHT ONE.
Please don't waste your
time trying to get your messages out here in this forum because the
people who reads and writes to this forum are pretty much the same
in number since you proclaimed your intention almost a year ago. If
you haven't gone to Catbalogan yet, do it now and introduce your
self and your good intentions for SAMAR.
I wish you all the luck.
Date: 12th March 2009
To: Mano Basilio
Maupay nga adlaw ha imo
Mano Basilio og ha akon mga igkasi…
Mano Basilio, baga-baga ka
man la hini han kumadto ha bulangan nga pato an imo dara… waray
mapago ha imo kay diri ka ngani maaram kon tiunano umuyag han ngaran
nga politika ha Samar… utruhon ko, uli gad anay ngadto ha Samar…
probari pamakiana didto… pag survey kon ma-asir an imo prinsipyo hin
pamolitika… ngan para mahibaruan mo an makinarya nga imo
kinahanglanon para magdaog… kay baga out of touch ka man han
reyalidad... basi kana umundang pag-ininop… huhulaton mo pa nga mag
graduate an imo puto nga anak antis ka magtikang pag gios?... kon
dire yana Mano Basilio… san-o pa man… ayyyy… imo ngayan iton termino…
Recently, my husband & I
went on a short trip to Harrah's in San Diego. On our way back home,
we decided to take the scenic ride and came across Poway, on the
hills. The place is gorgeous, the rolling hills, the beautiful
houses, mansions, I should say. I remembered Agitated Reader, saw a
couple of his posts here way back. Agitated Reader, where you live
is really beautiful.
Address: Brgy. Sulangan, Guiuan, Samar
Date: 11 March 2009
To Ms. Girlie Grimaldi
Iday, bisan matima it nga
imo 'airport' ha Catbalogan kun waray naman malupad nga eroplano nga
may mga sakay (Manila to Catbalogan) waray iton gui-hapon data. Ka-karag
la hit kwarta nga gagastuson hit aton gobyerno. Labi pa man nga 'kablas'
gud hin 'budget' para tima-hon it nga airport. Ada, may-sinisiring
nga 'cost benefit analysis' that has to be considered even before
they proceed building or completing the airport.
Just take as an example
Tacloban domestic airport: this has been in operation for quite some
time (years) and yet the frequency of flights from Manila to
Tacloban has not increased (currently, 3 times daily by the budget
airline Cebu-Pacific) despite of what the operators have termed as a
'shoe string' budget which really is attractive to regular
passengers. Cutting travel time by flying from Manila to Tacloban
and vice-versa is indeed practical and desirable to both business as
well as leisure purposes. But the return for the airline as well as
airport management/operation (in business sense) does not seem to be
encouraging hence the frequency of flights has stalled and remain
the same as it is now. Tacloban airport has just received its first
'second hand' electric operated small baggage carousel about two
years ago only because Iloilo airport has upgraded its baggage
carousel operation. Had Iloilo not acquired its new machine then
Tacloban airport would still have and had remained manually handling
And you can just imagine
the sad scenario if and when a new Catbalogan airport comes into
operation (that is assuming that the government is willing to lose
money ignoring market and feasibility outcomes) with the dire
prospects of not being able to acquire such basic airport equipment
like a carousel. Currently the entire Samar province lacks the right
volume of business (service related and manufacturing) to sustain
such infrastructures like an airport. It is sad but we just have to
accept these things at the moment.
Date: 10 March 2009
There's a new game in
Samarland being played in certain circles from various
principalities that defy the deepest emotion of fear of flying. The
game is build me an airport. From Borongan, to Guiwan, to Catbalogon
and somewhere else, multi-purpose airports are being built in full
swing. The builders of airports have visions of quick and easy but
expensive travel, my airport is better and bigger than yours
competitive air, and travel without the proverbial potholes that
only bring discomfort to our posteriors. No denying that Samarland
has finally reached the epitome of modern transport, air
The problem is that
Samarland economy doen't add up to the costly airline travel, hence,
in Borongon, the airport is in temporary suspension fending
profitable operations. This losing trend will be duplicated by other
airports. Even the Catarman and Calbayog airports are barely
surviving with or without government subsidies. There's a dearth of
air travelers in Samarland to support a profitable airport
Unless there are more
airline paying travelers in Samar, these glut of airports in the
island can't take-off safely in profitable terms that will sustain
long-term operation. Samar has won the battle of the fear of flying'
but losing the war on "my town has better airport than yours" game.
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Gen Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: March 10, 2009
Para kan Paolo, J Marco,
Tomo ug han iba pa nga mga pessimists...
In every undertaking that
you dish out especially if it is a political exercise it is but
normal that you will have to allot something for your volunteers.
You will have to shoulder their transportation expenses, food
allowance and other accompanying expenses.
What we have been
discussing in this forum is the money to buy votes. I never said
that I am not going to spend because it is very elementary that when
you want to run for an elective position it goes with it the
sacrifice that you will have to give in terms of logistics and your
physical presence. I said in the past and I will say it once again
that if I offered my life in a not so distant past there is no
reason why I will disappoint my brethren now.
You know life is short and
we have to make the most out of it. I am about to accomplish my
obligation for my family as my youngest is graduating this year, I
will spend the remainder of my life helping the poorest of the poor
in our province. I know, you know, everyone knew what has been
bugging our province for so many, many, many years now the reason
why it cannot even stand on its own, its about time that we have to
help one another in embarking a moral recovery program to get rid of
the kawatanes, the corrupt, the kurakots, the ninnies and
nincompoops. This is not hard to fathom, instead of bickering let us
unite to defeat the evils of our society, the one's that are
suspended because of graft and corruption. It is about time that we
have to get rid of the ghost employees, the 15 & 30 employees, lazy
employees who pulls the province down instead of progress and
development of our province languishing in poverty day in and day
out. We need the guidance of our lord so that we can attain our
objective of the needed growth and development of our province.
Madamo nga salamat haiyo
Maupay nga gab i ha mga
taga Samar, may ada gad la ak paki ana kon may ada ba mga cultural
minority sa aton lugar dinhi ha Samar? May ada gadla ako gutiay ang
research regarding han mga minority, hinaot unta nga matabangan ako
niu. Salamat nga damo...
[ Hello Andres, mayda kita Mamanwa Tribe ha San Jose de Buan. –
Address: New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Date: 7 March 2009
Re the completion of
Catbalogan City's airport - I'm not hopeful of its successful
completion as long as Calbayog mayor Sarmiento chairs Region VIII's
Regional Development Council (RDC) and influences NEDA's decisions.
The RDC's Updated Regional Development Plan for 2008-2010 does not
even mention upgrading or improving Catbalogan City's airport nor
does it state any major infrastructure project that would benefit
Catbalogan City. This situation is akin to the "fox guarding the hen
house." I feel Catbalogan City will always be in the backburner and
will never receive its due share of worthwhile projects as long as
this current RDC leadership exists.
It's imperative the
provincial government of Samar work on completing this airport soon
and operate it for the benefit not only for Catbalogan City's
residents but for all citizens of Samar. It's about time.
Date: 6th March 2009
To: Mr. Basilio Balasbas
Maupay nga adlaw ha akon
mga igkasi ngan sugad man ha imo Mano Basilio!!!
Maaram gad kami nga maupay
an imo mga larang o plano pag-pakaupay han aton minayuyo nga Samar…
kay nadiri ka man han suwestyon han aton mga kababayan nga bumulig
ka nala pagpakaupay han Samar as an ordinary civil servant… karuyag
mo makabulig in gobernador kana… karuyag sidngon, an pagdaog anay
han eleksyon an imo planoha hin tiupay… aadi man an uro-utro nga
pakiana han kadam-an nga diri mo pa gin babaton… aanhon mo pagdaog
han eleksyon kon dire ka magamit kwarta?... ano man an imo
igpapakaon han imo mga mamurulig kon nadiri ka gumastos?... nag-iininop
kala gihapon… siring ko pa ha imo… dire ka madaog bisan
pagka-kapitan han iyo baryo kon dire ka gumastos… bangin ngani ha
imo mismo baryo dire kana kilala… uli anay ngadto ha Samar ngan
pagpakilala… ngan para ka higimata kon ano an ungod nga uyag han
politika ha aton… pagmata na mano Basilio… kon diri ka yana
magmamata… san-o pa?... ayyy… sori, hehehe... imo ngayan iton
Address: Modesto, California, USA
To Nelbert Balase,
I'm just wondering, if you
are the son of Lope Balase, if you are I know your dad very well
from my family in Catbalogan, Samar.
Can you please tell me if
you are? Sagutin mo ako thru via e-mail. My e-mail address:
Address: Saudi Arabia
Date: March 4, 2009
"Ecosystems Research and Development (ERD) activities were also
implemented by the ERD Service in 2008. According to RTD Edilberto
Nasayao, their sector has conducted a research for the
rehabilitation of Bagacay Mines in Hinabanagan, Samar. A variety of
species have been planted in a 1,200 sq. m mined out area. These
included wedilla, talahib and bahai, among twelve (12) other
Anong gagawin naman ng mga
taga Bagacay dyan sa mga talahib? Masdan nyo ang mga bundok sa taas
ng Catbalogan lang at Leyte lahat talahiban na, then sa Bagacay pa
na meron pang miminahin sa ilalim tatamtanan lang ng talahib?
Sinayang nyo lang ang pondo ng World Bank na pang rehabilation kuno.
Tapos pa success success pa daw. Payagan nyo na lang minahin uli ang
Bagacay wag na tayong maging iprokito dahil karamihan ng gamit natin
ngayun galing sa mina din. Parang me kamote kang nakatanim sa lupa
mo pero nag import ka parin ng kamote kasi masisira daw ang lupa mo
Address: Catbalogan City
Date: 3 March 2009
To: All relatives and
Please be informed that
PETRONA ‘Tona’ BERMEJO-PICZON of Brgy 8, Ubanon, Catbalogan City,
Samar died February 28, 2009, Saturday, 4pm at Samar Provincial
Hospital at the age of 94.
Her remains lie in state
at her residence, the PICZON Residence in Ubanon. Interment will be
held on March 7, Saturday, 9am after the Requiem Mass at Our Lady of
the Holy Rosary Parish in Ubanon, Catbalogan City.
The family would like to
request your prayers for the eternal repose of the soul of PETRONA
The Bermejo-Piczon Family
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Gen. Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: February 28, 2009
Dire la usa ka unabis nga
akon guin pahimtang dinhe hine nga mga pahina han gugma nga an akon
mga guinikanan nautas an kinabuhi dinhe hine nga sinesering nira nga
Monalisa Hospital kay sering pa han kanta nga Monalisa they just lay
there and they die there asya gud iton an nahitabo han akon mga
kag-anak. Dadad-on ko unta ha Manila kay baga mauro-upay naman iton
akon kabutang unta ha Manila upod an akon pamilya takay maaram naman
udog kita nga an mga lagas karuyag man nga baga hira-hira nala iton
mabilen didto ha aton ha probinsiya. Waray ko mapudngi ine nga
desisyon han akon Tatay una hiya nga baga nakatilaw han
pagka-monalisa han aton hospital, han iya pagpakonsulta ha Doctor
han aton Hospital para han iya Hernia ada pulong han Doctor haiya,
agi kay pasagdi na gadla ito Mano kay lagas ka naman, waray
maoperahi an akon Tatay ngan iya iton guindara ngan waray ngani ako
mahibaro kay guin sekreto namanla han akon mga guinikanan an ira
waray upay nga experyensiya han aton hospital.
Hadto nga 2006 an sumunod
naman an akon Nanay nakomatose hiya nga pag-abot namon tikang ha
Manila waray ngani bedding, waray ventilation, waray bulong tapos
yana MR J MARCO UG IKAW TOMO karuyag niyo nga umatras ako hin pagbag-o
hine nga aton probinsiya han Samar nga bisan kon ako kabus may ada
ako sadang nga higayon hin pag-ugit, pagpadalagan, pagadministrar,
pagtuhay, pagpakaupay, pagtadong hine nga aton probinsiya nga maiha
na nga panahon nga nagkukuri. Nagbuwis hin kinabuhi an akon mga
guinikanan ngan karuyag ko nga dire na unta mahinabo pa bisan kanay
dinhe ha aton probinsiya ine nga masirom nga guin agihan han akon
An aton mga dalan, an mga
escuelahan, kay ano man nga dire man ine natitikangan, ngan yana an
akon bati baga an 30 milyon nga road construction for Eastern Samar
guin doble na samtang an Samar (West) bisan libat nga piso waray,
ada ano man it masesering hine nga aton mga hirani hiton Presidente
nga hira Nachura ngan hi Claudio tapos an pondo han probinsiya guin
kikinawat pa hin kadimalas man naton, ada karuyag pa
An ultimo remedyo hine nga
rimalaso han aton probinsiya, colossal campaign all throughout the
province to get rid of vote buying, student leaders will lead in
this campaign, we will contact all local radio stations to help us
disseminate our campaign for moral recovery so that kawatanes,
corrupt, kurakots, ninnies and nincompoops will have no place in our
province. If there is an upright Governor in Grace Padaca we can
have it also in Samar. Kinahanglan la an sinesering nga political
well para ma kab-ot an aton guin hihingyap nga kauswagan ngan
kahimyangan han probinsiya han Samar.
God bless us all.
Date: February 28, 2009
I rode my Honda down the
Catbalogan Airport Runway in January and I didn't see any airplanes,
UFO's or anything. Doesn't seem to be doing anything about it.
Oh Well, That’s Life.....
Address: Brgy. Sulangan, Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Date: 27 February 2009
To OFW Dammam,
Maupay gad siguro it
tratamen-to ha imo dida ha Damman hit imo employer kay nausa ka man
hin nga akon istor-ya hat nga tulo nga Pilipina nga tinagan ko la
hin tulo ka-kilo nga ubas kay mga gutom man. To make the story a
little bit clearer to everyone who will read this, it was un ideal
for these Filipinas to have come to the country on daylight and in
the midst of the month-long fasting holy month of Ramadan.
It was not therefore
unusual for the Eritrean driver (a Muslim) to just drive them to
where they were supposed to work which took them almost 24 hours of
travel by land. Since it was almost dusk when they left the airport,
the trip to their destination was largely done during the night
which had given them time for some catnaps but with grumbling
stomachs. They were herded in a house close to where the community
hospital where they were supposed to work and was told to change to
the hospital uniforms provided for them. While in this process, the
driver left them locking the door.
Exhausted because of the
long land travel and craving for water and food, these Filipinas
tried to find a way to get out of the house but found out that the
windows were also shut. One of them went up the rooftop of the house
(typical houses in Saudi Arabia are with some sort of balconies on
top) but were shortly followed by the rest of the girls. They tried
to throw little stones to the street beside the house to attract
attention from passers-by hoping there may be Filipinos among them,
but they were unsuccessful.
Exhausted and feeling
helpless they went down to the lounge area of the house and just sat
on the floor and leaning on the walls to conserve their remaining
strengths they started crying. It was at this point when the driver
came back and announced that they have to leave and start work in
the hospital. The girls started protesting to the driver that they
haven’t had anything to eat, but the driver said that they are not
allowed to eat as it was daytime already and besides his boss did
not give him any food allowance for them.
Now, to answer your
question why did I not do much (why only 3 kilos of grapes?) you
would have probably answered it yourself by now given the situation,
that I would risk my self of say, be flogged in the public market
for committing Muslim’s version of ‘sacrilege’ had I been caught
giving food during those hours of the day. Why do you think the
Filipinas have to hurriedly go inside the cleaner’s room to eat the
It was not all sad after
all, because years later as I was descending on the escalator in a
major airport I heard this frantic voice, and when I turned my head
up I saw this furiously waving of handbag from a woman that for a
minute I tried to remember where I met or saw her. Perhaps thinking
that I had already recognized her, she was yelling to me saying that
she could possibly stay in that country if things go smoothly for
her and her family. It was only when I was inside the cab that I
remember her to be one of those Filipinas (she is from Bacolod) on
that afternoon in a community hospital in Saudi Arabia.
Address: Pampanga, Philippines
Gusto ko lng pong
iparating sa lahat kung sino man ang nka2alam sa pre-elemnetary
teachers salary ng Samar kz sa Brgy. Alugan E, Samar P3000.00 pesos
la kuno it binulan (monthly), tapos ngturo sila since Oct. 2008 pa
til now wala prin sahod.
Kawawa naman di maka avail
ng tamang sahod mga board passers pa naman sana may makabasa nito at
maisulat din dito ang sagot. Salamat!!! More Power...
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Gen. Ricarte Extn., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: February 27, 2009
Ha akon mga ig kasi
Samarnon nga naghihingyap hin pawa ha kasisidman...
I've worked my place in
this world and put my life on the edge a number of times in a not so
distant past so that I and my family can live a decent life
subsequently handing in a silver platter sovereignty that I may say
everyone is enjoying now. I cannot afford to simply abandon this
commitment to my brethren because to me this is a call of duty. If I
offered my life in the past there is no reason why I will disappoint
all the Samarnon who are yearning for the needed change in a
troubled province that seems to be the paradigm of the oppressed who
continue to wallow in poverty day in and day out. Nothing will stop
me from launching my program of government to free the poor
kabugtuans in Samar.
Nobody can discourage me
from continuing my march towards the attainment of my goal of
transforming Samar littered with Kawatanes, Kurakots, Corrupt,
ninnies and nincompoops even if it will cost my life. I want to
spend the remainder of my life serving the poorest of the poor in
the province. My father died because of neglect in our Samar
Provincial Hospital. Two (2) years ago my mother died in the same
hospital with nothing to offer not even a clean bed sheet, no
ventilation, no medicines, its like in the past when we were still
young in Brgy Guinsorongan when we dont even have electricity. In
the City we already have electricity but there is no ventilation
what is the difference then? What is disturbing is the fact that our
hospital is found in the heart of the city but it can only afford to
let you stay, without medicines, without beddings, without electric
San-o man ini maundang Mr.
Tomo, Mr Marco pasasagdan tala ini nga ura-ura na nga paglinimbong
ha aton? kay an iyo pa sering kuartahay la an pamulitika dinhe ha
aton? Dire kamo mabulig hin pagpakaupay hini nga maiha na nga
nagkukuri nga aton probinsiya? Maaram kita nga an pamulitika ha aton
kuartahay gud ano man it aton hihimuon? Pababay-an la naton hira?
Pagburublig kita ngatanan kay sering pa when there is a will there
is a way, in unity there is strength, sering ko pa let us install a
governor without a single buying of vote and we can be assured of a
progressive province. Roads will be constructed, Hospitals will be
complete with ventilation, beddings and above all MEDICINES.
Classrooms will be built, books will be purchased. Magkakaada na hin
kahimyangan dinhe hine nga aton probinsiya han Samar. An mga
mangirisda hilabi na an aada ha harani han dagat makakapangawil na
ngan mayada na usoos, kikiro, sagision, parotpot bisan la ha harani
kay bubutangan man naton hine nga sinesering nga mga improvised
corrals ha Maqueda bay ngan han mga lugar nga pe-puede bunayan han
mga isda. Is it not nice Mr Marco and Tomo? Pagmata na kamo kay kon
DIRE YANA SAN-O MAN, KON DIRE AKO HINO MAN?
Madamo nga salamat haiyo
ngatanan and God Bless Us All.
Address: United States
Date: Feb. 26, 2009
To: Mr. Basilio Balasbas
Having reached this point,
I know you can do anything if you set your mind into it. It's your
life that you wanted to give to the people of Samar. It's time now
and you have decided to run and I thank you for that. Well, if it
isn't you, then who? If not now, when? Nothing is easy even those
with too much money who run for any elected position. I hope you
have read all the pieces of advice I gave and you can now recognize
the obstacles to run as Governor of Samar with good strategies.
It's natural that there
are some who will oppose or give a discouraging statement not to
continue and advise you to withdraw because you have no Golds, Guns
and Goons. Don't mind them and just do it for the sake of all the
people of Samar. I'm an optimist person and I can sense that almost
all people of Samar want a change. They want to have a better Samar
without corruption. If these corrupt government officials who wanted
to be reelected in office and use their corrupted money in buying
votes, they will be surprised because they will be opposed by all
voters of Samar and they will go against them and vote by using
their conscience. I know that these voters will break away from the
status quo and its traditional politicians who have Golds, Guns and
Goons and who just wanted their votes for continued corruption. They
understand that if they continue to vote for them it will make Samar
always in the mud and its people suffer forever. You must start
campaigning as early as possible. Maybe God bless you.
Address: #84 Jumeirah #2, opposite Al Safa Park, behind
Lloyd's TSB Bank, Dubai 009714, UAE
Date: 26 February 2009
Hi there Mr. Ray Gaspay,
Thank you very much, I had used your message board to be able to get
leads as to where can I click the mouse on the web and search for my
relatives. It's really a blessing to have people who are generous
and kindhearted, developing their personal websites, to ultimately
be of help to others. You are so noble and good. May God bless you.
I haven't done the search
yet coz I am currently working on one project for one of my clients,
but I am indeed equally grateful for the initiative of one Mr. Ariel
Donceras who replied to my posted message and had given me a lead as
to which particular place in Samar, I can try and search for the
relatives of my mother.
It seems that both you and
Mr. Ariel are working in the media & communications. I used to be in
the same line, when I was still in the Philippines. I used to work
with ZBC (Zambales Broadcasting Corporation) - radio stn. DWHL in
Olongapo City. But that was way way back when "Dong...
Anyways, more power to
both of you and let me reiterate my "Thanks" ...Godbless....
Guttierrez Cinco class 69
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: Feb. 26, 2009
Ngatanan nga Class 69
panguli kamu hit aton Alumni Homecoming, pagkirigta kita. . . . .
Basilio A. Balasbas
Address: 539 Ricarte Ext., San Antonio, San Pedro,
Date: February 25, 2009
Para haimo J. Marco ug kan
Our elders tax their lives
in fighting the foreign invaders who tried to conquer our land
during the Spanish time, the American and the Japanese invasion
during the 2nd World war not to mention that that the undersigned
fought the aggressors in Mindanao who are known to be part of
scissionist movement especially those in the Sulu and Basilan areas.
Now we are confronted with a different scenario where our opponents
are opportunist, corrupt, kawatanes, kurakots, ninnies and
nincompoops and you advised me to WITHDRAW because I am fighting a
fight that cannot be won and the same can only be won in my dreams?
And you also intimated that politics in Samar is won when you have
the GOLD, the GUNS and the GOONS.
Frankly speaking I
sometimes wonder why we have KAWATANES in the government, why we
have OPPORTUNIST, why we have very CORRUPT politicians and above all
why we have people like you who instead of being pessimistic you
seem to be the exact opposite of the positive person or your kind is
just like CATA, MILA TAN et al., masquerading as ordinary
contributor in this site to again mislead all the Samarnon who
yearns for a CHANGE in our impoverished province. You cannot simply
employ tactics that can be understood quickly even by a
kindergarten. You cannot convince me to just drop my plans knowing
that the people of Samar has been languishing in poverty because of
mismanagement, because of colossal corruption, because of ninnies
At present I am still
preoccupied with my previous employment and soon will start a
gargantuan task of presenting my agenda with all the people of Samar
with the end in view of toppling the kawatanes, the corrupt, the
kurakots, the ninnies and nincompoops, the ghost employees, the 15 &
30 employees who only reports for work to get their salary. We are
on the brink of realizing our yearning to change the entire province
Madamo nga salamat haiyo
Address: Phase 4 Pakage 1 Block 9 Lot 15, Bagong
Silang, Caloocan City
Date: February 25, 2009
Isang magandang pagbati
poh sa inyo!
Gusto ko lang po sana na
mag-patulong sa inyo na malaman po sana ung email-address o
eksaktong address ng Parish of Saint Peter Of Alcantara, Oras Eatern
Samar 6818, sa kadahilanang gusto poh sana nameng makakuha ng copya
ng Baptismal certificate ng aking AMA thru fax o telegrama dahil
patay na ang aking ama at dahil malayo kame sa nasabing simbahan.
Alam ko po na kayo lng ang
makatutulong sakin, hihintayin ko po ang inyong reply sa aking
e-mail. Maraming Salamat po! at more power sa inyo Patnubayan sana
kayo ng Poong May Kapal!!!
Address: Catbalogan, Samar
Date: 25 de Pebrero 2009
To Taga Patag:
An ak baton hiton imo
teorya nga bangin waray la interes ine nga aton mga opisyales ha
Samar o kun talaga waray la hira pakialam ha aton Provincial
Hospital. Pamati ko, waray kapasidad pakigbisog ha liderato nasyonal
parte han kaupayan han aton minayuyo nga probinsya.
Well, tama ka dyan sir,
dire la an SPH an isyu ha Samar nga klaro nga napapabay-an an han
aton mga "elected" leaders. Una dida ine nga hospital nga tinatawag
danay nga "Monalisa" kay damo na an gindadara dinhe nga dire gud
naataman hin maupay. kay ano? kun kumadto o kun sino mayda emergency
nga pasyente, papaki-anhan ka dayon kun may kwarta mo, kay mapalit
ka man hin mga basic medicines, sugad hin gwantes han doctor o
nurse, etc.. kun kulang hin dugo an imo pasyente, malilisang kapa
pamiling ha gawas bisan kun dako na gab-i kay waray man bloodbank
ine nga hospital. Kun de malas kapa, ikakadto ka hit hospital bed
nga haros puthaw nala nga duro it taoy, waray eksakto nga beddings.
(Pero kudos kan Jess Redaja, dida han iya 90 takeover kan Mila Tan
kay nasuspende man intawon tungod han iya tambak-tambak nga kaso
kaparte graft and corruption, nakahimo hi Redaja pakapensar pag
asikaso talagudti han hospital sugad han pag encourage han mga
medikal staff maghatag hin libre nga medikal attention han mga pobre
nga Samarnons.) Sanglit an iba nga may kapas, nadiretso nala ngadto
ha Tacloban an ira pasyente kay mayda pa tsansa mabuhi, simba ko.
Pero asya la gihap, maagi
naman ha sinisiring nga "Killer Roads in Samar" an ira pasyente. Kay
ano nga killer roads? Kay di ba, pira na nga mga Buses, o iba pa nga
mga sarakyan an natuwad, lumayog ha bangon, nagbunggu-ay hit igkasi
sarakyan kay naiwas la han batse, o canal ha butnga han kalsada? Kun
dad-on ha hospital an pasyente... susmaryosep!
Yana, mayda announcement
an DPWH ha region nga yana kuno nga tuig, doble na an budget para
han Infrastructures Projects ha Eastern Visayas. Kun 30 milyon kuno
han 2008, bangin yana magiging 60 milyon kuno. Dugang pa han ABS-CBN
Tacloban news, pan uukaron daw an mga "burried" loggings ha Samar
towns nga guintago ha ilarum han tuna durante han panahon ni Enrile,
some 20 years ago, kay gagamiton kuno pag-ayad ha mga kalsada, mga
tulay ug eskwelahan ha Leyte. Adi na liwat kita, mapakiana, kay ano
ha Leyte nga kita man dinhe ha Samar an numero uno nga
Di gad ha pagdire nga
didto ha Leyte gamiton, an akon la, unahon ha Samar paggamit hito
nga mga logs kay dinhe man ito ha Samar makukuha, at least makabawi
manla kita han perwisyo nga guindurot hine nga pag logging ni Enrile.
Usa pa, maano na manla an magiging reaksyon han mga Samarnons nga
numero uno dumire o nakigbisog nga mautod an logging operations ha
Gios na daw kita, pirme
naman la kita hine nauuwat. Baga pirme na manla kita hine
guiraraogdaog hit iba. Pagyakan kita hit aton mga sentimiento dire
nala para ha aton kundi para hit masunod pa nga mga henerasyon.
Asya la anay it akon
masisiring mga sangkay.. opinyon ko gadla ito.
Address: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Date: 24 February 2009
Does anyone know the
status of Catbalogan City's airport in terms of its completion? I
read from Samar News that the Samar provincial government was going
to finish the airport and operate it. What happened? Hopefully Samar
leaders - from Congresswoman Sharee Ann Tan, Gov. Milagrosa Tan and
Catbalogan City Mayor Coefredo Uy - will seriously work together to
finally complete this long-delayed airport. It will surely enhance
not only Catbalogan City's trade, commerce, tourism, travel, etc but
also the whole province of Samar.
Date: february 24, 2009
To Mano Olin,
Kay ano nga prutas la ang
imo hinatag para hadto nga mga Pinay nga an ira last nga pagkaon han
tipalading pala hira ha Riyadh? Unta kon kabsa rice nala. pero doubt
ako nga deretso hira pinatrabaho ha hospital waray rest o kaon anay?
Tears in cheeks talaga imagine from assesors office pagsaudi utility
workers na la at homesick pa. I know mababa la iton ira sahod pero
di gad naman sugad hiton nga imo story nga deretso trabaho di pa
nakakaon. Nirerespeto iton babaye ha Saudi lalo Pinay pa.
Patricio S. Colinares
Address: 44 Villaprk subd. Brgy. Cabantian, Buhangin,
Date: 23 feb. 2009
If possible I can contact
with any of my relatives at Basey Samar through my email. Thank you
Address: Catbalogan City
Date: 23 February 2009
To: All relatives and
Please be informed that
ANUNCIACION ‘Nunching’ CINCO-BORJA of Mabini Avenue cor. Salug
Segunda, front St. Bartholomew Parish Convent, Catbalogan, Samar
passed away February 17, 2009 at the age of 84.
Her remains lie in state
at their residence. Interment scheduled February 28 at 8am after the
Requiem Mass which will be held at St. Bartholomew Parish Church,
The family requests pious
readers to pray for the eternal repose of the soul of ANUNCIACION
The BORJA Family
Address: Villa 84, Jumeirah #2 opposite Al Safa Park,
behind Lloyd's TSB Bank, Dubai, UAE
Date: 22 February 2009
This is actually my third
mail in my effort to track down any one of my relatives. I had been
blessed to use two other SAMARIAN sites for my notes. My mother
hailed from SAMAR but we never got the chance to really know which
particular town or city. We have overheard her mention names of
places like Catarman, Laoang, Catubig and Borongan. She had
mentioned some family affinities like Mengote Family and of course
her surname, ORTEGA. I know it’s like searching for a pin in the
haystack, but I am not losing hope.
My mother's full name is
LYDIA (EUTIQUIA) ORTEGA...she died in 2006, we were all born in
Quezon City and now I am 18 years residing in Dubai, UAE with my
better-half and children.
I really long to meet my
roots from mother side. I am proud being called "waray" or "teena
bisaya"...I wanted to fill up the gap and feel the lost string of
blood-relations and love from them. They are out there somewhere in
SAMAR and really I longed to know anyone of them.
You may have heard the
word "GENEALOGY" or in simple english - tracing one's roots or
family lineage or family tree. I am one of them who would like to
know where I came from and who are the great ones ahead of me that
has been the instrument why I came to being.
I hope someone will help
me from SAMAR, just anyone who can give me a lead. You can contact
me through my e-mail address. It will be a blessing to hear from
someone with good news as response to my search and personal
May God give us all the
enlightenment, to feel in our hearts the importance of FAMILY and
the strength that close family ties will bring.
Thank you very much, I
feel grateful to the site-owner who is ever willing to be the
vehicle that we need in order to bridge the gap between people from
all walks of life especially if they are miles and miles away.
More power to you and
RE: Ricky Bautista,
I'm wondering too! Why the
other hospitals around us are given the upgrading program and
leaving the Samar Provincial Hospital Out. The SPH should have the
priority of recieving such fixing. The SPH was nicknamed " Mona
Lisa", was featured in national TV program "THE REPORTER" few years
ago because of corruption and mismanagement, I mean we were in the
national news when it was reported that the Governor was mis-handling
the hospital funds.
Does the national
leadership knew something about this or they just don't care. We
can't deny we also have national figures that can represent us and
seek ASSISTANCE in the national leadership one way or the other. If
E. Samar has Evardone and Libanan, we at W. Samar has Nachura and
Claudio. All pure Samarnons; all nino bonitos to the President. Are
the western guys ashamed or embarrassed to ask for assistance
because they failed to deliver a win for GMA in W. Samar? That they
would take the province for granted because we didn't vote for them?
Does it mean the Eastern Tandem is at pace with what's going on in
their home province than the Western Tandem ? WHO CARES !!!! History
will judge them.