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NEWS: Oyo now serious for Congress bid

Posted in anthony rafael del rosario, boardmember larry caminero, boardmember roger israel, councilor de carlo "oyo" uy, mayor rey uy, pantaleon "bebot" alvarez, vice gov. victorio "baby" suaybaguio jr with tags , , , , , , on April 25, 2009 by cha monforte
april 14

Tagum City Councilor De Carlo “Oyo” Uy is now serious in his plan of vying for the Davao del Norte District 1 congressional post amid reports that he has already prepared his camp, backed up by his father City Mayor Rey Uy, on how to further float his name to the electorate as a good congressional aspirant.
He gave silence on said report but instead he said in a text message that “I’m not confirming about it but I’m seriously contemplating the idea”.
Since when the former Vice Gov. Anthony Rafael del Rosario made a public admission early this year that he is afflicted with Hodgkin Lymphoma cancer in Stage 3 development, the post that would soon be vacated by last-termer Congressman Arrel Olano has become hotly sighted and prematurely contested by among Lakas and Kampi partymates.
At press time, Anthony’s father, Governor Rodolfo del Rosario is mum on whether his son, who declared his intention to run for the post mid last year, would be still be coming to gun for the post amid drumming up of reports that his disease is curable and the continued inclusion of Anthony’s name in province-sponsored sports activities.
Reported to be among those eyeing for the post were Vice Gov. Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio, Boardmember Roger “Dangpanan” Israel, and Philippine Councilors’ League provincial president Helario “Larry” Caminero.
As Anthony went to Manila for treatment and as talks ripened over about his most potential successor from within the Lakas party, Vice Gov. Suaybaguio let loose gripes about the governor’s past political decisions and maneuverings that allegedly diminished the political stature of Suaybaguio.
At one time, Suaybaguio said in a report he could afford to be on the losing end this time around as to his longstanding congressional aspiration.
It could not yet be immediately ascertained if Suaybaguio has already patched things up with Del Rosario following the issue about the governor’s alleged act of disowning the vice governor’s whereabouts relating to his US trip last December.
The reported falling out of Suaybaguio from the governor’s grace has reportedly resulted to “much sipsipan” of Boardmember Antonio Lagunzad, while Boardmember Israel also continued to grumble over his own congressional ambition but careful of not hurting the governor as Israel bid for the latter’s political blessing.
Meanwhile, Boardmember Caminero said in an interview welcomed the latest statement of the younger Uy saying that “it’s good that there’s now voice from the youths like Oyo who will meet the challenge of representing our people in Congress.”
“I welcome him as a good potential rival,” Caminero added.
There is still much silence these days on whether the defeated congressional aspirant in the last polls, former DOTC Secretary Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez will be coming in to join the congressional fray. He already attempted twice but failed to grab the post despite the reported millions he poured to his political and barangay leaders especially in the last 2007 polls. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

NEWS: P7 fare to effect January 2

Posted in mayor rey uy, tagum city fare with tags , on December 23, 2008 by cha monforte

dec 22

Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy has approved to implement a reduced tricycle fare of P7 starting on January 2 next year.

In his meeting on Saturday with the City Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (CTFRB) chairman Atty. Roland Tumanda and other board officers, the decision was reached to effect the second fare cut from the latest P8 since that the current gasoline pump prices already hit within the P30-P39.99 range in a general matrix provided under the city’s flexi-fare ordinance.

If the minimum fare is P7, students and senior citizens would only have to pay P5 for the regular tricycle ride.
However, the CTFRB will still have to formally make a corresponding board resolution for the new fare cut this week, Atty. Tumanda, also the city legal officer, told Sidlak.

The city has now its flexible mode of charging tricycle fare due to the flexi-fare ordinance which provides a bracket on tricycle fares depending on gasoline pump prices.

The City Hall already ordered for fare reduction to P8 fare from P10 last November 18.

When the reduction was effected on that date, gasoline prices were already observed to be diving below the P40 per liter mark.

There was then a fare increase from P7 to P10 approved by the city
council which effected last September 19.

But a week after due to growing complaints of riding public as gasoline prices were decreasing then when the increased P10 fare was implemented, Uy backpedaled and pushed
the flexi-fare ordinance as a novel way of skipping the tedious and long legislative process of enacting an ordinance in view of the volatility of oil prices.

The ordinance’s bracket provides that if gasoline prices per liter
(gpl) range P20 to 29.99 it will have P6 for regular fare and P4 for
student or senior citizen; P30 to P39.99 gpl- P7 regular fare, P5 student/senior citizen; P40 to 49.99 gpl- P8 regular fare, P6 student/senior citizen; P50 to P59.99 gpl- P9 regular fare, P7 student/senior citizen; P60 to P69.99 gpl- P10 regular fare, P8 student/senior citizen; P70 to P79.99 gpl- P11 regular fare, P9 student/senior citizen; P80 to P89.99 gpl- P12 regular fare,
P10 student/senior citizen; P90 to P99.99 gpl- P13 regular fare, P11 student/senior citizen; and P100 and above gpl- P14 regular fare, P12 student/senior citizen. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

News: New Tagum tricycle fare cut coming

Posted in atty roland tumanda, flexi-fare ordinance tagum, mayor rey uy with tags , , on December 15, 2008 by cha monforte

dec 15

Tagumenyos all appear to be receiving one big Christmas gift from the City Hall- another P1 reduction of the tricycle fare from P8 to P7 if the flexi-fare ordinance will be followed to the letter.
Atty. Roland Tumanda, chairman of the City Transportation and Franchising Board, will meet with Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy this week to discuss on new and second fare cut for public utility tricycles in view of further oil price decreases following the latest reduced P8 fare charging from the highest P10 fare this year.

“There will be fare cut due to new oil price decreases,” said Tumanda, also the city legal officer.

As of yesterday evening, a gasoline station in the city sold gasoline at a price of P36 per liter, while diesel has P34 per liter, habal-habal driver Alexis Seno told Sidlak.
With the said price, regular fare should already be P7 based on the flexi-fare ordinance.

The city has now its flexible mode of charging tricycle fare following Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s confirmation of the city council’s flexi-fare ordinance which provides a bracket on tricycle fares depending on gasoline pump prices.
The City Hall already ordered for fare reduction to P8 fare from P10 last November 18 even as the SP had still to confirm the flexi-fare ordinance. The SP approved the ordinance shortly.

When the reduction was effected on that date, gasoline prices were already observed to have already breached below the P40 per liter mark.

Under the ordinance, the present P8 regular fare and P6 fare for students and senior citizens would mean that gasoline prices range from P40 to P49.99 per liter.
The CTFRB, under the ordinance, is the body which will call for fare increase or fare decrease from time to time.

Mayor Uy pushed the flexi-fare ordinance to adjust tricycle fare skipping the tedious ang long legislative process of enacting an ordinance in ivew of the volatibility of oil prices.  There was then a fare increase from P7 to P10 approved by the city council which effected last September 19, but a week after Uy pushed the flexi-fare ordinance.

The ordinance’s bracket provides that if gasoline prices per liter (gpl) range P20 to 29.99 it will have P6 for regular fare and P4 for student or senior citizen; P30 to P39.99 gpl- P7 regular fare, P5 student/senior citizen; P40 to 49.99 gpl- P8 regular fare, P6 student/senior citizen; P50 to P59.99 gpl- P9 regular fare, P7 student/senior citizen; P60 to P69.99 gpl- P10 regular fare, P8 student/senior citizen; P70 to P79.99 gpl- P11 regular fare, P9 student/senior citizen; P80 to P89.99 gpl- P12 regular fare, P10 student/senior citizen; P90 to P99.99 gpl- P13 regular fare, P11 student/senior citizen; and P100 and above gpl- P14 regular fare, P12 student/senior citizen. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

NEWS: After 10-year court battle with USEP, Tagum City govt gets 30-hectare park

Posted in tagum mayor rey chiong uy with tags , , , on December 13, 2008 by cha monforte

dec 9

The Supreme Court has ruled with finality and ordered it executory that the 30.6-hectare land that is now billed by the City Government under the administration of Mayor Rey Uy as Energy Park belonged to the City Government and not to the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP).
After almost 10 years of court litigation, the Supreme Court ruled to deny the motion for reconsideration filed by USEP following adverse decision of the Court of Appeals based in Cagayan de Oro City upholding the Regional Trial Court 1 in Davao del Norte that ruled that the contentious land belonged to the City Government in view of the favorable findings of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources .
Mayor Uy said: “Finally the issue is settled, it’s time to develop the property for the welfare of the students.”
He said that with the ruling, ” the City Government will appropriate money for the USEP’s agriculture department development”.
Before the Supreme Court ruling received by City Legal Officer Atty. Roland Tumanda on November 26, 2008, Mayor Uy in his term prior the city mayorship of Gelacio Gementiza undertook development of the the 30.6-hectare land within the city claiming that the land was idle.
Uy’s move however triggered suit from USEP which saw the 82.6-hectare land situated in Apokon as belonging to USEP’s properties.
But the Tagum City Government claimed only 30.6 hectares of USEP’s supposed vast properties in Tagum areas.
Then DENR secretaries  Antonio Cerilles and Michael Defensor ruled in favor to the City Government even if former City Mayor Gementiza during his term starting 2001 withdrew the case.
The Supreme Court in its ruling however gave a 52-hectare land adjoining the presently called Energy Park to USEP.
When Uy was elected again as city mayor last 2004, City Legal Officer Tumanda re-filed the same to the court.
The Energy Park land has recently became the venue of the provincial jamboree, while in portions of the wide swath of the land the Bureau of Food and Drugs and Administration (Mindanao office), Department of Education (DepEd) and the TESDA had already established their offices on it.
Officials of Pag-ibig and SSS have been reportedly hesitant to construct their own buildings given that the 30.6-hectare land that Mayor Uy has been offering as spaces of national government agencies to own had then been awaiting for a ruling by the Supreme Court. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News)

OPINION: Dear Departed

Posted in mayor rey uy, nabunturan fiesta, tagum, tagum banks, tagum christmas tree, tagum city with tags , , , , , , on November 2, 2008 by cha monforte

nov 3

BLOGISTA
By Cha Monforte

The cemeteries were most visited by folks in the provinces in yesterday’s All Souls Day, while those in cities had theirs Saturday, paying visit one’s dear departed. Really, all roads led to the cemeteries during the two-day celebration, which was generally peaceful in our region.Thanks.

So alas, after the kalag-kalag we now train our sight for the Big Yuletide Season. The road is clear for Christmas. For Nabunturanons, it’s such usual replex. After paying our dear departed a memories-filled and prayerful visit, with the family and relatives in reunion, now, today, we wish for merry Yuletide days and abundant new year ahead. Nabunturan has an Oct. 2-3 fiesta, a fixed date,  which is a month before the All Saints/Souls Days.

Tagumenyos, too, are agog for the holiday. The city mayor is now visibly sprucing up the palms and putting up highway lights and decors for Christmas. Include the tallest Christmas tree by the City Hall. It’s good for the spirit. But the city has still its fiesta, the feast of Christ the King, celebrated by the last week of the month. Anyway, the city’s fiesta seems already a part of the Tagum’s Yuletide Season. There’s cheer now in the corners, the global meltdown nothwithstanding.

At any rate, the city’s bankers have laid their first cards last week, and LBP-Tagum assistant manager Ma’am Nice and branch managers of other nationwide banks last week dispelled fears that effects of the global financial crisis are reaching the local shores. Maybe, nyet.

When an internal corporate circular of one bank, otherwise held confidential, was “leaked” to me Thursday, I wasn’t surprise. The net has vast info on the international financial crisis from sleuths, spies and analysts if you’re net-savvy. It’s the A1 info from horses’ mouths that I take more credence. Say, Gob. Dolfo’s last assessment that the banana industry wouldn’t be affected by this Santa Banana! meltdown. Or to Sec. Dureza’s assessment that only our OFWs would later be returning home.

Now, every time I open my Yahoo email address, I always see at the sidebar Barack Obama‘s projected winning votes in the electoral college. At this writing, Obama is getting 333 already against the 181 for McCain. Kaluoy. Everyday, McCain is losing in Yahoo‘s projection. All Obama needs are 270 votes, the majority. I’m an avid Democrat fan, too, and want to see Obama (look-alike of Davao City broadcaster Leo Villareal) sit in the White House. I’m not worrying now. Tomorrow is the US election, and on the same day we’ll know that Barack is the next US President. My fearless forecast and I bet McCain by midday in US time tomorrow (sorry, we’re advance 6 hours to US) will concede as soon as the initial results of the pre-poll survey come out.

This is what the good stuff of the US election is made of: virtually no cheating, results are immediately known, and candidates immediately concede by electoral forecast alone. As to the Pilipins, and to our provinces, ah, oh my gulay! But Barack Obama must be thankful for the meltdown that went out for streak at the hands of Republican President Bush. But he’s no socialist. He’s just the leader of the world policeman. So cheers, too, for Obama’s victory in waiting. We really have good and merry days ahead of us. (For online, visit my blog at: http//cha4t.wordpress.com, for comments and reactions, e-mail: chamonforte@yahoo.com, ruralurbanews@yahoo.com)

NEWS: Flexi fare ordinance in Tagum coming

Posted in atty roland tumanda, mayor rey uy, tagum tricycles with tags , , on October 5, 2008 by cha monforte

oct 1

Depending on price of gasoline

TAGUM CITY- City Legal Officer Roland Tumanda bared yesterday that the proposed ordinance on flexible fare for motorcycles which he drafted following directive of Mayor Rey Uy will be taken up by the City Council this coming Monday’s session.

Atty. Tumanda said in text message that under the scheme the fare will be flexible depending on the price of gasoline in the market, and thus fare for motorcycle would be adjusted, either it will go down or go up.
The proposed flexi fare ordinance was submitted last week to the City Council. It has no session last Monday.

The measure was proposed by Mayor Uy following a week when tricycle drivers started to ask for an increased P10 regular fare from passengers after the taripas were issued by the City Land Transporation and Franchising Board starting last Sept. 19.

The Tagum City Federation of Tricycle Transport and Services Cooperative (Tafettrasco) helped in the distribution of the taripas.

The P10 fare increase, which was enacted due to absence of opposition from the public, has later sparked widespread complaints from the riding public over the high fare increase at a time of decreasing prices of gasoline.

Last August 25 the Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approved Resolution No. 503 confirming the fare-increasing City Ordinance No. 305, which was also unanimously approved by the city council last July 28.Last July tricycle owners and drivers clamored for P10 fare on the ground that gasoline prices had already almost doubled from January price level. That month the price of gasoline once broke beyond P60 per liter.

They complained of daily losses due to skyrocketing prices of oil and to the unfair competition posed by thousands of colorum habal-habal single motorcycles. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News) http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com

NEWS: Mayor Uy to close internet café in sex video scandal

Posted in mayor rey uy, um tagum sex scandal with tags , , , on September 13, 2008 by cha monforte

For Baby’s justice

Tagum City Mayor Rey Uy will not hesitate to close down the internet café found to be the one where the so-called Tagum sex video scandal occurred as the city authorities continue on their probe on it.

Vice Mayor Allan Rellon relayed this to Sidlak after the interagency Internet Café Advisory Board (ICAB) convened Tuesday upon instruction of the mayor to tackle on the sex video scandal involving a young female student of the University of Mindanao-Tagum City and recommend measures to the mayor to address it.

Rellon presided the meeting of ICAB which he co-chairs with the mayor.
He said that the mayor, who is now investigating the case, will not hesitate his discretionary power to revoke or not renew the business permit of the internet café where the cyber scandal took place.

He said the ICAB also resolved and recommended to Mayor Uy for internet café attendants or watchers to secure occupational permits from the City Hall with a certificate of attendance of ICAB seminar.

ICAB has also scheduled a meeting with owners of internet cafes on Sept. 29 at 2 P.M. at the Sangguniang Panglungsod session hall.

In Tagum sex video scandal, the UM-Tagum coed with user name “Baby” on school uniform chatted with a foreigner chat boyfriend with user name “Clyde” who was directing “Baby” to bare sensitive parts of her body before a webcam.

In the video clip that has spread to cellphones and in the Internet, “Baby” also uses a sex toy penis. (Cha Monforte/Rural Urban News) http://ruralurbanews.blogspot.com