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OPINYON: Namangka sa duha ka sapa

Posted in anthony rafael del rosario, baby suaybaguio, gov. rodolfo del rosario with tags , , on October 17, 2009 by cha monforte

TSA PWERA
Ni Cha Monforte

Namangka sa duha ka sapa

Morag kinahanglan na gyud nga si kanhi Bise Gobernador Anthony Rafael del Rosario (AGR) sa Davao del Norte nga mo-resayn na isip empleyado sa Kapitolyo tungod kay lain tan-awon nga siya nagakampanya ug suporta kang Noynoy Aquino sa oposisyon samtang ang iyang papa nga si Governor Rodolfo del Rosario anaa sa administrasyon. Di ta moingon nga gidili na ang pagpagawas sa pagtoo sa politika sulod sa Kapitolyo bisag kontra pa kini sa dispensasyon. May tanang kagawasan si AGR sa pagbatbat sa iyang political belief bisan asa pa man ug bisan unsa pa man kay kita wala man gigaid sulod sa usa ka diktadura.
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Unang-una, sa panan-aw man gud sa Malakanyang niani, kung mangagpas kita, morag balikwaot gayud kani nga sitwasyon ug dili angayan tagaan ug dakong kumpyansa si Gov. Del Rosario tungod kay iya man nga gipabiyaan ang iyang anak nga pangampanya ug suporta para sa kandidato sa oposisyon- karon nga sayo pa, ug mas posible nga gamit ang panahon ug rekursos sa probinsyal nga kagamhanan, samtang ang gobernador mangampanya usab ug suporta para sa kandidato sa administrasyon. Nah, matunga ang Kapitolyo ani, ug posible ang tan-aw na sa mga political operators sa Malakanyang karon: namamangka sa dalawang ilog si governor. Ang Malakanyang biya dili simple lang ug pangisip.
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Makalibog pod ang panan-aw sa publiko nianing pagdeklarar ug kusganong suporta ni AGR kang Nonoy Aquino isip kandidato pagka-Presidente, samtang tataw gayud nga si Gov. Del Rosario maka-administrasyon pa gayud labi na nga naendorsar na isip standard bearer sa Lakas-Kampi-CMD si Gibo Teodoro kinsa gisuportaran sa ubay-ubay ka mga gobernador sa nasud. Pasabot ba kini nga tungaon na lang ni AGR ug Gov. RDR ang mga politikanhong pamuo, rekursos ug mga aktibidades sa Kapitolyo ug mag -iyahay sila sa pagpangulo niani kay dili man sila pwede mag-uban tungod lagi kay managlahi ang ilang kandidato sa pagka-Presidente?
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Pwede pa gihapon sila mag-uban sa mga kalihukan sa Kapitolyo sama sa RDR on Wheels pero di lang sila mangestorya kung kinsa ang ilang kandidato sa pagka-Presidente. Apan lisud baya kani labi na kung nagsingabot na gayud ang piniliay o human sa deadline sa filing of certificate of candidacy karong Nobyembre 30, tungod kay karon man gani ang mga lideres nila nagsugod na pod ug kalibog kung asa sila mouban- sa anak ba o sa amahan? O ngadto sa Liberal party ni Noynoy o sa Lakas-Kampi-CMD? Apan di ba morag wa may problema ang duruha sa ilang pagdagan? Mas way problema ang amahan gawas lang kung kontrahon siya ni kanhi Kongresman Tonyboy Floirendo, o ni Kongresman Anton Lagdameo human magkabikil ang duruha ka pamilya (Floirendo ug Del Rosario) sulod ra pod sa ilang clan niadtong 2007 nga piniliay.
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Morag wa poy problema si AGR sa iyang ambisyon nga mahimong kongresman sa Distrito 1 gawas lang kung may kalit nga may political realignment ug modagan si Bise Gobernador Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio kontra kang AGR. Matud pa ni kanhi Governor Yayong Gementiza wa siya nawad-an ug pagtoo nga di na gayud modagan si VG Baby. Una na man gud giingon ni Yayong nga modaug gayud si Baby batok kang AGR tungod kay mas nailhan ang mga Del Rosario sa Distrito 2 ug bag-o pa mipuyo sa Tagum si AGR samtang si Baby karaan nang damang sa politika. Usa pod, ang mga Suaybaguio usa sa mga pioneer nga pamilya sa Tagum.
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Posible na nga si Comval Gov. Chiongkee Uy nga mosuporta sa kandidato sa administrasyon tungod kay si Gibo Teodoro man ang nahimong manok sa Lakas-Kampi-CMD. Sa iyang pag-organisar man gud sa Uswag Comval party giingon nga namarkahan siya sa Malakanyang nga posibleng moambakay ngadto sa oposisyon ug may estorya sa kanto nga mas gusto niya si Senador Manny Villar kaysa kang Noli de Castro. Kay si Gibo na man ug dili si Noli ang nahimong standard bearer sa administrasyon, di na mabutang sa delikado ang Comval unity nga maoy ilang kanunayng ginapasiatab.
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Apan si kinsa kaha nila Gov. Chiongkee ug Kongresman Bobong Amatong ang kontrahon ni kanhi Gov. Joecab. “Either or pa rin” si Joecab matud pa sa usa ka magsisibya. Kung dili siya modagan pagka gobernador, pagka kongresman ang iyang daganan. Tungod kay bug-at pa gayud nga kandidato si Joecab hangtud karon, tataw nga makagasto gayud ug dako “either si Gov. Chiongkee or si Kong. Bobong” bisan pag tuod nga sa kaulahian mapildi ra gihapon si Joecab. Gibanabana nga kinahanglan nga mogasto ang makalaban ni Joecab ug di momenus sa P30 milyones aron si Joecab mapildi.
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May kursunada na nga moparang kang Boardmember Maricar Zamora-Apsay sa pagkakongresman sa Distrito 1 sa Comval- usa ka abugado. Mideklarar na siya sa miaging semana pa. Kanhing abugado sa Ombudsman for Mindanao, university professor, kanhing organisador sa mga labor unions ug mga komunidad, kanhing aktibista kay nahimo pa ganing overall chairman sa League of Filipino Students (LFS) sa tibouk Mindanao, ug nag private practice na pagkaabugado sobra 10 ka tuig na karon. Siya si Atty. Jaime Lopoz Jr, o si Atty Jun Lopoz. Tama ra pod ni kay may mapilian na ang Distrito 1 kaysa wala. Ang election piniliay gud. Dapat may pilion ta. Kung usa ra man man ang kandidato ug wa tay mapilian sama ra pod nga atong gihikawan ang katawhan sa ilang katungod sa pagpili ug lideres nga morepresentar kanila. Apan, matud pa, di modayon ug dagan ni Atty. Jun kung modagan pa man pagkakongresman si Bise Gobernador Ramil Gentugaya.
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TINALIGSIK: Di gusto ni Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy nga mahimong full-pledged Daneco GM si OIC GM Allan Laniba. Way labad ni mayor kay andam pod daw si Laniba nga dili mahimong regular GM….. Way kamatuoran sa taho nga may pinalitay sa boto sa pagkahimong  Daneco Board of Directors president ni Dean Briz. Gama-gama lang kani sa mga tsismoso. Di ba sir Dean ug BOD member Kirbot sa Nabunturan? …… Hinoon, giingon nga may interbensyon sa mga political kingpin sa duha ka probinsya nga mao ra poy miendorso nga mahimo silang Daneco BOD member, kay sa katapusang pag-ihap sila man ang mipili kung kinsa ang ilang gusto nga mahimong Daneco BOD president. (e-mail: chamonforte@yahoo.com)

OPINION: The admission

Posted in anthony del rosario, baby suaybaguio, yayong gementiza with tags , , on January 31, 2009 by cha monforte
BLOGISTA
By Cha Monforte
The admission of leading congressional aspirant Anthony Rafael del Rosario (AGR) that he is afflicted with Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer- Stage 3 is fatal to his political career and specifically to his plan of running for the District 1 post. Like it or not, even if he survives from the debilitating disease, people will talk about his health and physical capacity to handle the post.
We are forced to research online and found in the website of the National Cancer Institute of the United States that Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer in Stage 3 development has this state: The lymphoma cells are in lymph nodes above and below the diaphragm. Lymphoma also may be found in one part of a tissue or an organ (such as the liver, lung, or bone) near these lymph node groups. It may also be found in the spleen.” The treatment requires chemotherapy or radiation therapy or both, good nutrition, and a lot of rest.
Hodgkin Lymphoma is a cancer of the immune system and its symptoms include the painless enlargement of lymph nodes, spleen, or other immune tissue. Its symptoms include fever, weight loss, fatigue, or night sweats. The website tells of sure side effects of the treatment that include a weakened immune system “because chemotherapy and radiation therapy often damage healthy cells and tissues and the common side effects of cancer treatment are fatigue, pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased blood cell counts, hair loss, and mouth sores.”
Taking these literature, AGR’s cancer would really have an impact to his physique and gives great physical challenge to him in case he or his family still decides to still engage him in politics after his recovery from the treatment. We are 12 months ahead before a heightened electoral tempo of 2010, and if for the next 6 months his chemotheraphy is through and the next 6 months (July to January) he’s quite on track on rest and recovery, the early months of 2010 would all still be needed by him for mild physical activity considering that it is cancer and not a common disease that is afflicting him.
What Tagum pundits are saying that there is quite a doubt that he could withstand a bruising electoral campaign by March 2010 is thinkable speculation. As of this writing, we don’t hear yet that the Lakas leaders in Davao del Norte led by Governor Rodolfo del Rosario have convened purposely to tackle on who is the next in line after AGR for the congressional standard bearer although Vice Gov. Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio is now much talked of as the logical choice for the post.
But the governor could not indefintely put the issue on his hand considering the wrangling of Boardmember Roger “Dangpanan” Israel and the need for certainty in the political realignment with the seeming political exit of AGR. Also, with Baby’s shift for the congressional post, the vice governor’s post will become an open, vacant post and we expect further wrangling over for this from other Lakas party wannabes. Dangpanan for the VG post? What about the last-termer Cong. Arrel Olano? This has to be decided in consideration to the possible moves of the other factors outside the provincial political boardroom- City Mayor Rey Uy, former Gov. Gelacio “Yayong” Gementiza (who has said why not also in Congress? But he threw his indorsement to Baby), and as well as the Floirendos.
Things are just beginning to be both certain and messy with AGR’s political exit due to his health (For online edition, visit https://cha4t.wordpress.com, ot http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com, for comments and reactions, text 09069104553, or email chamonforte@yahoo.com, watch “Tagum Newsbreak” of WTV 11 channel over Skycable Tagum)

Scuds for DavNor SP

Posted in arrel olano, baby suaybaguio, board member larry caminero, boardmember jose recarido federiso, chiong uy, davnor boardmember, davnor capitol, ruwel peter gonzaga, yayong gementiza with tags , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by cha monforte

BLOGISTA

By Cha Monforte

It seems that the City Council has been sending scuds to the hall of Davao del Norte SP. Last month there was a city ordinance that Tagum’s old political turk Tony Lagunzad detonated for being “vague”.

It was about an NFA lot subjected to a spot zoning and reclassification from agricultural to residential land use. It triggered a verbal ruckus at the SP, and so sooner it blew over to the face of Lagunzad, who was left out in the cold as the inquisitive Boardmember Ely Dacalus abandoned him and joined with the rest present in approving the measure. In the end, Lagunzad abstained. He was so lonely- home alone.

Such verbal wrangling inside the SP of Lakas/Kampi partymates is a portent of things to come even while the Great Tug of War across all DavNor SPs and SBs was not yet evidently coming unlike now after the Cong. Anton’s little subterfuge in the 1st District last week. Maybe there’s already backroom talk in the DavNor SP that Gob. Dolfo and his “eyes and ears” inside the Capitol, chief of all is his politically nosey administrator, have to better watch out.

BM Roger Israel murmured during the verbal tussle between BM Larry Caminero and BM Pol Monteroso over BM “Joe” Federiso’s landmark ordinance on participatory governance three months ago that he was not joining in the fray “kay mahadlok ko makasala”, obviously referring to a political wrath of Gob. Dolfo. “Seguro sa 2009 na,” Israel, the non-Dick, muttered.

Now the scud of the Purok Ordinance stirred the SP anew after it was left to gather dust in one of the SP drawers when it was first quelled from detonating last February. It is over 7 months now when the measure is intentionally- obviously- left to sleep lying on the table. It was not really shelved after Atty. Pasamonte struck the Purok Ordinance down as “legally infirmed” and following the city council resolution asking for its reconsideration.

But after that, nothing was heard, until the SP’s committee of laws chaired by BM Artemio San Juan dropped it like a hot potato to the committee of government and non-government organizations chaired by BM Caminero.

It was not in the dream of BM Caminero that one day he would be presiding a committee hearing attended by lawyers locking their horns over a measure suspected to be politically motivated like the Purok Ordinance and Suaybaguio’s Anti- Urban Poor Ordinance. Such first scud already landed hard on the lap of BM Caminero last Tuesday.

Now, the jaded political observers said that once the Purok Ordinance is enshrined, automatically Yayong Gementiza is emptied of his purok mass base, and if Suaybaguio’s ordinance becomes a reverse landmark piece of legislation, Cong. Arrel Olano, who has no other choice but to run for mayor for a dignified run or retirement, is also emptied of his urban poor mass base. These, while Mayor Rey “Cee O” Uy has his barangay mass base broadened by the mass bases of his most potential contenders in a three-corner mayoral figh by 2010. What a nosey guess of these jaded observers.

It would seem now that these scuds of what they say as “political legislations” are turning out to be seeds of discord between the City Hall and Capitol. The city council might be launching more scuds like rains before 2010, pundits just guess more.

BLOGBUZZ: No mea culpa. I used the word summon in ordinary way, most synonymous to call, and not within the legalese world and word. Well, Comval Boardmember Ruwel Peter Gonzaga last Wednesday delivered his privilege speech to clarify Sidlak’s banner news story on Tuesday about the SP’s plan of summoning (or calling) ex-Gob. Joecab to shed light on the ZTE deal in Diwalwal. He said Sidlak news and Joecab’s reactions were premature as the SP and its environment commitee would still act on the matter. But obvously, from our vantage point, there was already such agreement for a legislative probe, only that it was referred to a committee for final recommendation. The word summon I used was meant for the ordinary and not as a legal parlance… It should be UM Tagum College, and not UM Tagum City which I used in my series of reportage on the city’s own sex scandal. My mea culpa…. I went inside the campus the other day to coordinate for the Rural Urban News policy presentation and press forum next week. A lot of students said that the campus is now back to normal. Thanks. (For online edition, visit my blog at: https://cha4t.wordpress.com)

Yari na ang badyet!

Posted in baby suaybaguio, davao del norte SP with tags , , on July 18, 2008 by cha monforte

Blogista

By Cha Monforte

Last Monday the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Davao del Norte enacted the P40.18-million third supplemental budget without much ado. Though the session that ended past the twilight was marred by a heavy pounding of a gavel at the hands of an obviously irked Vice Governor Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio, the passage of the budget came in rather smooth and sweet fashion, to say the least.

We don’t know yet what made the vice governor obviously fuming mad, with an apparently reddened face, in the middle of the verbal tussle between PCL-Davao del Norte President Larry Caminero and Boardmember Leopoldo Monteroso Sr. over a rather trivial issue about correcting a committee report. In the end, the good ordinance on participatory governance being proposed by Boardmember Jose Recarido Federiso was stymied, and… see you next week folks, I should say. But I still believe on the adage: “When there’s smoke, there’s fire” even as we’re not yet seeing a Great Seesaw in the session hall. Maybe, that would come by 2009 as BM Roger Israel might have implied.

Was it the miniscule appropriation of only P150,000 for the governor’s office (oops, sorry we have a typo error in Tuesday’s sub-head as it was printed P90,000), while the position above him- of course as in any other executive budgets in other turfs- eats up so much of the SB No. 3 that made Suaybaguio ultimately furious over the verbal tussle of Caminero and Monteroso? Or he just wanted to rein in a questioning boardmember, who is still a mediaman by heart, and go straight for the approval of the budget. It seems the vice gov was not minding at all his saling pusa budget.

The budget approval came so hastily. The SP jumped over another one week session of approving a budget certified as urgent by Governor Rodolfo del Rosario last Friday, when the floor leader Boardmember Greg Facula got 2/3 of the 13-men body in session on suspended house rules and put the agenda back for the third and final reading. It was hastily approved. Is Facula now a gameplan maker?

There was breezing speed in the approval of the budget measure when there was already an uneasy, impatient mood in the session hall while several other boardmembers were either chatting with each other, reading papers or were just unperturbed (sleepy?). Obviously, there was already such eerie atmosphere in a long-drawn out session even as the Solo Maria, Boardmember Janet Gavina, the chair of the finance committee, made sitsit to nearby boardmembers to call their attention to listen to her while she was reading and making motions for approval of P40.18-million SB No. 3?

After the gavel was mildly banged this time by the presiding vice governor to declare for the approval of the budget, we saw for ourselves the SP secretary making a hand signal to a subordinate positioned at the door with his index finger moving like cutting through his neck. And we thought that the long session had to end, at last. But somebody interpreted the sec’s hand signal might mean to say yari na ang badyet. Hearing none, the budget is hereby approved!

BLOGBITS: Former Nabunturan Mayor Antonio Tulio died Monday after a lingering illness. We’ll pray for the soul of the once popular and great town leader to rest in final peace with his Creator. For today’s youths, Tulio was a byword in Nabunturan especially during the time of Marcos as he was a known friend of the President. For once having sizable logging concession, Tulio’s luster stretched beyond the narrow confines of Nabunturan and was known by erstwhile big guns of the undivided Davao del Norte like Desiderio Dalisay, Alcantaras… Tagum City is turning green. Not by the trees but by the colors of its trikes. Drivers and operators say they are shifting to green color as their franchise could not be renewed without it. The renewal fee has also increased form P200 plus to P600 plus. Changing color, they say, is an additional expense. That’s besides the bane of making tricycles all green. Now erring drivers can have a good time of sneaking and vanishing fast into the sea of green tricycles, say the tsokolate drinkers and puto maya eaters at Rizal St. (For online edition, visit my blog at: https://cha4t.wordpress.com)