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NEWS: Movement for Change in Comval D1 launched, endorses Lopoz for Cong

Posted in comval officials with tags , , , , , on October 27, 2009 by cha monforte

jun lopozATTY. JUN LOPOZ

oct 28

The Movement for Change (MFC) in the District 1 of Compostela Valley has been launched and its convenors strongly endorsed the congressional bid of Atty. Jaime “Jun” Lopoz as its “chosen alternative leader who can ably represent for the ideals and principles it advocates to bring first, change in the brand of politics in the district”.

“The great challenge of the people in our district now is to how to propagate the politics of change as replacement to the politics of the few, politics of promises and politics of tradition and patronage,” said Virgilio Iligan, a pastor in New Bataan during MFC’s launch Saturday at RTR Building in Compostela town.
“Let’s get serious in treating elections. It’s not good to give fun to it, and for all we know the promises of politicians after they were elected have not yet reached to our barangays until now that we’re already near to the next elections,” said Rading Velayo, also a pastor from New Bataan.
The group pinpointed that the province despite being so rich in agriculture and gold its people badly reel from the leading problems of hunger, poverty, unemployment, lack of opportunities for livelihood and education.
“In the field of politics, what emerge now is the traditional politics and politics of the few. Our people have been made to be used to the politics of entertainment mixed with patronage politics,” the MFC convening manifesto stated.
“A few want to control political power and they maneuver that no one will fight against them in the coming elections. They want to monopolize political power while political dynasty-making is being pursued. In their bid to retain and control political power, the few use money, temporary services, influence, threats, intimidation and armed coercion. They want to enchain the people to their political decision,” the MFC manifesto stated further.
At least 50 leaders from various sectors converged and adopted the the MFC’s three core principles consisting of volunteerism, standing up for change and right to elect.
In response, the group vowed to work and campaign for the “politics of change” that addresses the leading problems of hunger, poverty, unemployment, lack of opportunities for livelihood and education.
MFC lead convenor Bonifacio Rivera said that they would have to actively campaign to gain thousands of volunteers across sectors and barangays districtwide “for the ‘lider sa pagbag-o’ si Atty. Jun Lopoz”.
The group is targetting to bring to MFC’s fold the youth, women and mothers, farmers, labor, workers, small businessmen, miners, professionals, religious, non-government and people’s organizations, agrarian reform beneficiaries, drivers and operators, teachers, senior citizens and community leaders. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)
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BALITA: Mancao modagan gyud pagka-Kongresman sa Comval Distrito Uno, Lopoz mi-welcome kang Mancao

Posted in MARICAR ZAMORA with tags , , , on October 27, 2009 by cha monforte

oct 26

Mikompirmar kagahapong adlawa ang kontrobersyal nga kanhi police officer Cesar Mancao nga siya modagan gayud pagka-Kongresman sa Distrito 1 sa Compostela Valley sanglit mamahimo nang usa ka three-corner fight ang panagtigi sa politika sa distrito sa 2010 nga piniliay.
Una nang mideklar si Atty. Jaime “Jun” Lopoz Jr, kanhi graft investigation officer sa Ombudsman for Mindanao, nga siya makigharong kang Boardmember Maricar Zamora-Apsay sa administration party tungod kay way mideklarar nga makigbuno sa kandidatura ni Apsay human nga unang miatras si Vice Gov. Ramil Gentugaya ug aron katagaan sa abugado ug “kahulugan ang eleksyon ug kahigayonan ang katawhan sa pagpili sa ilang lider”.
Apan kagahapon, sa usa ka eksklusibo nga phone interview ning manunulat, si Mancao miapil sa pangtigi sa politika sa distrito tungod kay matud niya “para kini sa katawhan, ug dili kini usa ka personal money-making, ug dili usab para sa dynasty-making” sa iyang tataw nga pagpuna kang last-termer Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, amahan ni Maricar.
Matud pa ni Mancao, sa iyang nahibal-an sa mga estorya sa  mga tawo sa Manila ug gawas sa probinsya, ang Compostela Valley partikulartemente sa Distrito 1 nailhan na lamang nga usa ka lugar nga may kongresman “nga taga lukdo lang ug balota, taga silhig lang ug salog” sa iyang pagbalik lantaw sa mga scene-stealing nga kahimoan ni Zamora sulod sa Kongreso nga nabalita sa national media.
“Demeaning na kaayo to sa iyang posisyon, nagpa kiko-kiko, napersonal na kaayo ang iyang posisyon  ug dili na para sa kadaghanan,” matud pa ni Mancao.
“Gusto nako nga makatabang sa katawhan sa akong distrito, sa ilang krusada alang sa kalamboan,” dugang pa sa kanhi PNP opisyal.
Matud niya, sa kasamtangan wala pa siyay partido politikal diin siya mopasilong samtang busy pa siya sa mga negosasyon sa mga partido nga makatabang kaniya ug nagapangita pa siya ug “right connect” sa mga national political leaders ug mga partido sa Manila.
Midugang pod siya ug ingon nga ang pagkuha ug tingog pinaagi sa Kongreso usa sa mga solusyon sa iyang kasamtangang problema tungod sa iyang pagkalambigit sa double murder Dacer-Corbito case.
Sa laing  bahin, daling mi-welcome si Atty. Jun Lopoz sa pagsalmot ni Mancao ug “gani kini tataw nga makapahimo sa tigi sa politika sa distrito nga usa ka kahinaman sa katawhan ug mahagitnon human sa dugay nga kahilom sa una nga wa daw moparang sa anak ni anak ni Way Kurat nga si Maricar.” (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

NEWS: Mancao confirms to run for Congress in Comval’s 1st district

Posted in JUN LOPOZ with tags , , on October 27, 2009 by cha monforte
Three-corner congressional fight
oct 26

 

The controversial former police officer Cesar Mancao has confirmed yesterday he is running for Congress in the first district of Compostela Valley putting ahead for now the district’s  congressional race in 2010 into a three-corner fight.
Three weeks ago Atty. Jaime “Jun” Lopoz Jr, a former graft investigation officer of the Ombudsman for Mindanao, declared he would square off with Boardmember Maricar Zamora-Apsay of the administration party since no one had declared to fight with Apsay after Vice Gov. Ramil Gentugaya backed out and “to give meaning to election and to the right of the people to choose and elect their leaders”.
But yesterday Mancao, in an exclusive phone interview with this writer, joined in saying in vernacular, “(his running) is for the people, not for personal money-making, and not for dynasty-making” in apparent potshots to last-termer Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, father of Maricar.
He said that as far as he knew of the say-so’s from people in Manila and outside the province, Compostela Valley has been identified to have a congressman “nga taga buhat lang ug balota, taga silhig lang sa salog (who only carried ballot boxes, and who swept the floor” in reference to the past scene-stealing acts of Zamora inside Congress that were caught by the national media.
“Demeaning na kaayo to sa iyang posisyon, nagpa kiko-kiko, napersonal na kaayo ang iyang posisyon  ug dili na para sa kadaghanan (It was so demeaning to his position, he made himself a joker, he made his position too personal and no longer for the many),” Mancao took a swipe to the outgoing congressman.
“I want to help the people in my district, in their crusade for development,” he said.
Asked on what political party he would run under, the ex-policeman said that presently he still has many negotiations with parties who could help him and he is also making “right connect” in various national political leaders and parties in Manila.
He added that getting a voice through Congress could be a “solution to his problem now” in getting entangled in the double murder Dacer-Corbito case.
Meanwhile, Atty. Lopoz welcomed Mancao’s entry saying “this would definitely make the District 1’s congressional race much exciting and challenging after a long silence when nobody then dared contest Way Kurat’s daughter Maricar.” (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

BALITA: Atty. Jun Lopoz giindosar na pagka Kongresman sa mga sektor

Posted in atty jun lopoz comval with tags , , on October 27, 2009 by cha monforte

jun lopoz

ATTY. JUN LOPOZ
OCT 22

Miindosar na ang klase-klaseng sektor ug lideres kang Atty. Jaime “Jun” Lopoz Jr nga modagan pagka-Kongresman sa Distrito 1 sa Compostela Valley human sa mga konsultasyon ug pulong-pulong nga gipahigayon sa mga volunteers sa abugado.

Ang miindosar sa pagkandidato ni Atty. Jun inisyal nga gilangkuban sa mga agrarian reform beneficiaries ug farmworkers, mga labor unions, banana growers, mga mag-uuma ug ilang mga kooperatiba, mga kabatan-onan, mga pastor sa nagkadaiyang relihiyon, purok leaders, ug gani ubay-ubay na ka mga barangay kagawad ug barangay captains partikularmente sa lungsod sa Monkayo, Compostela ug New Bataan nga miindosar usab.
Kasamtangan pa gihapong ginapahigayon ang mga konsultasyon-pulong-pulong sa mga Jun Lopoz volunteers ug paingon na sila ngadto sa lungsod sa Maragusan ug dayon sa Montevista diin nanggikan ug may residensya ang abugado.
Una nang mideklarar si Atty. Jun nga siya modagan pagka-Kongresman aron katagaan ug bili ang piniliay pinaagi sa paghatag ug kapilian sa katawhan kung kinsa ang ilang gustong mapiling lider nga morepresentar kanila sa hawanan sa Kongreso ug dili lang ipahungit sa katawhan ang usa ka napili sa pipila lamang ka politiko.
“Sa inisyal nga pagtuboy ug pag-endosar panahon sa konsultasyon-pulong-pulong nga nagtumong nga mahibal-an kung angayan ba nga pasagdan na lang sa katawhan nga way karapang ang kandidato sa administrasyon nga si Boardmember Maricar-Apsay sanglit simpli na lang nga itunol ang dakong posisyon sa kongresman gikan sa amahan Kongresman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora ngadto sa anak, makabungog gayud ang singgit sa katawhan nga gikinahanglan gayud nga sila may kapilian pagka-Kongresman karong umaabot nga eleksyon,” matud pa ni Rudy Ranario, usa sa mga Jun Lopoz volunteers.
“Mapasalamaton gayud kami may ligdong nga abugado nga moparang kang Maricar. May alternatibong lider na kita nga mitumaw human sa dakong kahilom nga wa daw molaban kang Maricar karong piniliay,” matud pa sa usa pod ka kapitan.
Sa usa ka pakighinabi, si Atty. Jun namulong nga mapasalamaton usab siya sa inisyal pa lamang nga suportang gipakita sa katawhan sanglit nakahatag na kini ug dakong inspirasyon kaniya nga maningkamot aron moalagad ug tiunay sa katawhan pinaagi sa pagbag-o sa natad sa pamolitika sa distrito. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

 

NEWS: BIR Davnor-Comval overshoots P79 M revenue deficit

Posted in Revenue District Officer Ester Palala with tags , on October 27, 2009 by cha monforte
BIR Davnor-Comval overshoots P79 M revenue deficit
By Cha Monforte
oct 21
TAGUM CITY- Regional District Office 112 of the Bureau of Internal Revenue covering Davao del Norte and Compostela Valley provinces has overshot its revenue deficit reaching to P79 million since March this year upon the assumption of new revenue district officer here.
“We have impressively surpassed our deficit as we streamlined our RDO to make it efficient in serving our taxpayers, avoiding delays and as our collection agents double their efforts,” said Sarapudin Guro, one of 21 revenue officers of RDO 112 and designated media relations incharge.
He attributed this recent accomplishment to the “no-nonsense management that nurtures harmonious relationship with taxpayers and reforms” pushed by his Revenue District Officer Ester Palala, who assumed office last March 23.
Before Palala’s present tour of duty, she was the district revenue officer of RDO 98 of Cagayan de Oro City after serving thre RDOs in Ozamiz and Gingoog cities.
Guro likened the RDO 112’s surpassing of revenue collections to what Palala accomplished in surpassing the BIR RDO 98’s P300-million deficit within three months time in 2005.
“She rose from the ranks, at alam niya ang hinanakit ng mga taxpayers sa pagbayad ng buwis at sa pakikisama sa mga taxpayers dyan siya magaling (she knows the complaints of the taxpayers when it comes to paying taxes, but it’s in establishing bond with the taxpayers where she’s best),” Guro said adding that they have been pushing a working principle to RDO 112 personnel of “helping taxpayers, since by doing so the taxpayers will help the government in return.”
Meanwhile, Davao del Norte topped throughout the region with some 50 businesses padlocked due to the Oplan Kandado campaign under Revenue Memorandum Order 3-2009 which sanctions temporary closure of erring establishments due to various violations to tax laws such as underdeclaration of gross sales, non-payment of value added tax (VAT), non-registration of business and non-issuance of receipts.
It was also learned that Palala worked since June in tandem with BIR regional director Atty. Perfecto Arañas in serving closure orders to erring businesses in the region.
Recently, the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has also conducted an independent evaluation of RDOs as commissioned under the Civil Service Commission’s Handang Maglingkod program.

“PICPA which is usually inquisitive to BIR perfomance found out that RDO 112 is proving to be a topnotcher among RDOs nationwide in public service performance,” Guro said. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

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Posted in Uncategorized with tags on October 27, 2009 by cha monforte

“Blurry”

By Puddle of Mud

Everything’s so blurry
and everyone’s so fake
and everybody’s empty
and everything is so messed up
pre-occupied without you
I cannot live at all
My whole world surrounds you
I stumble then I crawl

You could be my someone
you could be my scene
you know that i’ll protect you
from all of the obscene
I wonder what you’re doing
imagine where you are
there’s oceans in between us
but that’s not very far

Can you take it all away
can you take it all away
well ya shoved it in my face
this pain you gave to me
Can you take it all away
can you take it all away
well ya shoved it my face

Everyone is changing
there’s noone left that’s real
to make up your own ending
and let me know just how you feel
cause I am lost without you
I cannot live at all
my whole world surrounds you
I stumble then I crawl

You could be my someone
you could be my scene
you know that i will save you
from all of the unclean
I wonder what you’re doing
I wonder where you are
There’s oceans in between us
but that’s not very far

[Chorus]

Nobody told me what you thought
nobody told me what to say
everyone showed you where to turn
told you when to runaway
nobody told you where to hide
nobody told you what to say
everyone showed you where to turn
showed you when to runaway

[Chorus]

This pain you gave to me

You take it all
You take it all away…
This pain you gave to me
You take it all away
This pain you gave to me
Take it all away
This pain you gave to me

 

“Broken”
By Seether with Amy Lee

I wanted you to know I love the way you laugh
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain away
I keep your photograph and I know it serves me well
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

You’ve gone away, you don’t feel me, here anymore

The worst is over now and we can breathe again
I wanna hold you high, you steal my pain away
There’s so much left to learn, and no one left to fight
I wanna hold you high and steal your pain

[x2]
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m open
And I don’t feel like I am strong enough
‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

‘Cause I’m broken when I’m lonesome
And I don’t feel right when you’re gone away

You’ve gone away
You don’t feel me here anymore

 

NEWS: Lawyer Jun Lopoz bids to run vs. Maricar for Congress in Comval District 1

Posted in atty dexter lopoz, atty. jun lopoz, atty. rex lopoz, maricar zamora-apsay with tags , , , on October 19, 2009 by cha monforte
oct 19
The political teapot in the District 1 of Compostela Valley is currently astir as pundits and village leaders seem to go gung-ho over the scenario of a lawyer running against the daughter of the outgoing Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora whom the administration party has long billed to be unopposed in 2010 polls.

Atty. Jaime “Jun” Lopoz Jr, former Ombudsman graft investigation officer and prosecutor, formally declared at the recent before a group of barangay leaders in Montevista that he is running as “he is  just kursunada (gutsy)” to give Boardmember Maricar Zamora-Apsay “a good fight than give the honored congressman’s position to her with us just sitting down…as mute onlookers staring the father handing the crown jewel to his daughter”.

The congressional bid of Apsay, daughter of outgoing Congressman Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora, was earlier threatened by Vice Gov. Ramil Gentugay, a Lakas-Kampi-CMD partymate, but the latter backed out citing it would be divisive and would disrupt the unity of political leaders in the province under provincial aggrupation Uswag Comval led by Gov. Arturo “Chiongkee” Uy.

But Atty. Lopoz said: “We need to give meaning to election, which is about giving our people the freedom to elect the representative they want in Congress. Without choices, we deny the right of the people to choose and elect their leaders, and we lose just as we’ll just be content of what a few have chosen to arrogate in power.”

On the heels of the lawyer’s declaration the other week, already a few barangay captains in New Bataan town have reportedly expressed they are open to make their barangays “free zones” and allow barangay people decide for their own in the coming elections.

“We need a change now. Although I have been a loyal supporter of Way Kurat,  I don’t want to put pressure to my barangay people whom to vote for in 2010. Way Kurat has has no longer power after the 2010 election. Maricar and Jun are just the same- they’re both newcomers to the position, Way Kurat and Maricar are two different persons,” said a barangay captain who did not want to be identified.

The Lopoz camp also claimed that some barangay leaders in Monkayo have already launched a “peso-peso para kang Atty. Lopoz” campaign to give the lawyer “support from the masses”. “This is just for a start,” said Romelito Juson, a Lopoz volunteer.

Atty. Jun, the eldest brother of Boardmember Atty. Dexter Lopoz, has been in private lawyering practice for over ten years now following his stint as graft investigation officer and prosecutor of the Office of the Ombudsman for Mindanao for five years.

While he studied law at Ateneo de Davao University Law School as working student, he taught as college professor at Ateneo de Davao University and at Davao Doctors College for ten years.

He passed, first taker, the Bar exams in 1996,  thus subsequently encouraging his younger brothers to also study law, now Atty. Dexter, who topped second placer of 2000 Bar exams and Atty. Rex Lopoz, who passed, first taker, in 2006.

In his college Atty. Jun was a scholar and a popular student leader who was elected for two straight terms as president of the Supreme Student Council of MSU-IIT in Iligan City.

He had also become the Mindanao chairman of the League of Filipino Students (LFS), and had been a labor union organizer and community organizer before he decided to study law at AdDU. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)