Aquarius
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The much abused proliferation of patronage politics has again reared its ugly head in Biliran, and nothing was done about it.

I am angry that Biliranons again, tolerated the photo of Gov Rogelio Espina plastered on those ambulances. It does not make a difference if there was permission granted, if any, to use the ambulance as a personal advertisement for Gov Espina.

The truth of the matter is that the ambulance is intended to help the Biliranons not to promote the popularity of Gov Espina. Gov Espina did not use his own money to pay for these vehicles.

Decent and concerned Biliranons should make representations to remove the name of former Congressman & Mayor Gerryboy Espina on those fire trucks; and Gov Rogelio Espina on these ambulances, the latest of which is the ambulance turned over to Cabucgayan.

Public vehicles should not bear any photos or names of any serving elective public officials. This should also apply to billboards displayed on on-going and completed projects, tourist destinations and public buildings.

The photos plastered on these public vehicles are prime example of abuse of power, promotion of patronage politics and self promotion.

Biliranons, when do we learn?

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  1. ERRATUM:

    “Decent and concerned Biliranons should make representations to remove the name of former Congressman & Mayor Gerryboy Espina on those fire trucks; and Gov Rogelio Espina on these ambulances, the latest of which is the ambulance turned over to Cabucgayan.”

    Should read as :

    “Decent and concerned Biliranons should make representations to remove the name of former Congressman & Mayor Gerryboy Espina on those fire trucks; and Gov Rogelio Espina on these ambulances, the latest of which is the ambulance turned over to Culaba.”

    Government vehicles whether purchased direct or by way of donations, aid …etc should only contain a “FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY” markings; and the name of the government unit or department of which the vehicle is intended for.

  2. glenn chong and susan parilla also plaster their pretty faces on billboards advertising their road concreting projects.

  3. unsa ka ba aquarius…segig kang komento about billboards and streamers sa mga espinas utro pod diay ang imong gidapigan nga si glenda.Kasabot ba ka do unsa patakaran sa DPWH pag post ug billboard,dapat bawal n ang pagbutang ug ngalan sa politiko… memorandum na sa central ofis nga naay standard format sa billboard nga i follow nationwide nga dili i super imposed ang picture sa politiko ug ngalan sa billboard,pero unsa gibuhat ni glenda iya gisuway ang mando sa dpwh naghimo siya ug iyang kaugalingong billboards out of tarpulines nga naa klaro ang gi super imposed ang iyang gi retokeng nawong sa inyong idol.Pero sa imong kasayuran aquarius wala n nga susamang billboard sa dpwh klaro gayod nga poderoso ang imong gidapigan aquarius…suwail kaayo.

  4. saway-saway pk aquarius utro pod diay imo gidapigan. 3

    Please refer to my response and comments to previous posts on the issue. I will be posting my comments about Rep Glenn Chong and Mayor Susan V Parilla once my sources have completed their feedback including copies of photos and videos of the alleged banners and streamers.

    My sources are also in the process of compiling photos and videos of all vehicles, banners and streamers portraying members of the Espina Dynasty.

    I assure you my allegiance is to the Biliranons only. I will support any act or personalities that will advance the interests of Biliran and will fight anyone who are determined to frustrate the well-being of the Biliranons.

    (previous posts and response)

    8. evan [Quote]

    May 30th, 2008 (5 days ago) at 4:08 pm
    Aquarius!!!

    have you not seen the picture of susan parilla and glenn in thier respective projects? di vah sila nag ingon nga ultimo garbage truck gibutangan ug name sa mga Espina?Tan awa daw karon ang mga bag-o nga garbage truck kung unsa nakabutang? agi daw sa cross country road ug di vah dagko kaau ang nawong ni Gleen sa iya billboard..bsan tarpauline pra greetings ug fiesta dako kaau ang nawong ni Gleen karon nganong ang mga Espina lang man imo i emphasize permi…kung sincere ka sa imo intention then why don’t you challenge glenn and susan not to put also thier names and pictures to thier respective projects….bsan gamay lang ang projects butangan man jud lagi ghapon.. usa pa ang mga tent sa Capitol naa naka butang nga serbisyo sa masa….inyo ghapon nang gibatikos karon unsa man pod nakabutang sa mga tent nga gpabuhat ni Glenn chong ug Susan parilla? cge daw huna hunaa daw ug maayo……

    • 9. Aquarius [Quote]
    May 31st, 2008 (4 days ago) at 3:37 am

    evan 8
    Thank you for your comments. I will have these verified.
    My post is not solely directed to the Espina Dynasty. It is also directed to incumbent and future elective officials to quote:

    “Public vehicles should not bear any photos or names of any serving elective public officials. This should also apply to billboards displayed on on-going and completed projects, tourist destinations and public buildings.

    The photos plastered on these public vehicles are prime example of abuse of power, promotion of patronage politics and self promotion.”

    Government vehicles whether purchased direct or by way of donations should only have the marking “For Official Only” or the name of the government unit or departments of which those vehicles are intended for.

    Likewise bill board, streamers and the like should only show the title of the project, source of funding (national, provincial, loan, aid …etc), project description, starting date and estimated completion dates and contractors names. This is to encourage transparency and inform the public of where their money goes to.

    I will request my sources to email me photos of those projects and garbage trucks allegedly bearing Rep Glenn Chong’s and Mayor Susan V Parilla’s names and photographs, if they exist.

    You may need to caution the Espina Dynasty from continuing to abuse the goodness of the Biliranons. The latest photo of the handover of the ambulance bearing the photo of Gov Rogelio Espina to Culaba is another example of self promotion, political patronage and abuse of authority.

    I will likewise criticize Rep Glenn Chong and Mayor Susan V Parilla if your accusations listed in your post are found to be true.

    I assure you, my allegiance is to the Biliranons only. I will support any initiatives to improve the plight of the Biliranons and fight any acts that will result to injustice to the Biliranons.

    I also encourage you to keep on posting your observations. Active vigilance will help us free Biliran from the tentacles of graft and corruption which has stunted our growth for the last 15 years. Unfortunately, 12 years of that were under the full control of the Espina Dynasty.

    A graft and corruption free Biliran will help advance its interests.

  5. HAY! KAMO! PURO REKLAMO SA MGA POLITICIAN? KUNG DILI MO MGA DUWAG!!!!!!!!!NGANO DILI MAN NINYO ADTUON PERSONALY SA ILANG MGA LUGAR ANG INYONG MGA GIPANGREKLAMO PARA KAPAMUKHA NA NINYO MISMO SA KANILA ANG MGA COMPLAIN NINYO.

    BE TRUE YOURSELF……………

  6. Evan
    Avatar saway-saway pk aquarius utro pod diay imo gidapigan.
    gulfiche fish

    Two mistakes do not make it right.

    I am very upset to post, that my sources have emailed me the first set of photos that confirmed the existence of billboards portraying the names and photos of Rep Glenn Chong and Mayor Susan V Parilla on some infra projects.

    I am very disappointed. It merely shows that bloggers will have to keep an open mind and reserve our judgment until we can substantiate any issues raised and answered on any blog in Biliran.

    It is a sad day. It seems the temptation to promote patronage politics, self promotion and abuse of authority became irresistible to Rep Glenn Chong and Mayor Susan V Parilla.

    They have just brought themselves to the same level as the Espina Dynasty. It is even worst, as during our battle for the change of leadership during the 2007 elections, we have criticized the Espina Dynasty for the blatant use of vehicles and billboards, and streamers showing their names and photos.

    I am not aware of who their advisers are, but I assure you, these advisers are not doing Rep Chong and Mayor Parilla a favor.

    This is a betrayal of trust!

  7. Aquarius…

    I really appreciate your recent post on this blog…I myself salute you if you maintain such principle of rebuilding the dirty tricks that biliran politicians are doing right now…I was so much one-sided to my previous posts to Espinas coz I realized that based of what i have observed nowadays the politicians whom we believe to rebuild such dirty tricks are also doing the same way too. I challenge everyone to be more transparent to your post and let us post based of what really happened and based of what really exist. and by doing this, in our own little way we can contribute to the total reform that Biliranon are striving for.

  8. Wala man ko kaayo masubo nga nagbutang si Rep. Chong apil si Mayor Susan ug billboard sa ilang projects nga duna poy picture. Sumala sa akong pagsunodsunod sa mga blogs, mora ug napugos sila pagbuhat niini tungod sa biay-biay sa mga Bandido Estranghero nga wa pa kono silay mga proyekto.

    Maayo pod unta ug magbutang sila ug billboard duol diha sa Landbank o PNB, unya ipatik pod nila didto ang budget ug bayad sa munisipyo kada buwan o tuig alang sa mga giutang sa mga Bandido sama sa fire truck, construction sa commercial building, etc. Aron mahibawo pod ang mga tawo sa gibaba nga bayranan karon sa munisipyo ngadto sa mga bangko. Iapil na lang pod ang bayranan sa utang para sa drainage project.

  9. Evan 7

    Thank you kindly for your comments. We have to move on and look forward to the future. Our active vigilance on all issues which affect the present and future well being of Biliranons may give us an opportunity to contribute to its advancement.

  10. Dapat lang magbutang ug pictures si Congressman sa iyang mga project kay kasabot na gud daan ang mga tawo nga ang mga BANDIDO mangangkon dayon ug project tan awa nalang ang mga AMBULANCE bisan dili gikan sa iya tua dayon nakadikit ang murag Satanas nga nawong, ang mga garden bisan dili iya ug wa gani siya gasto ug support tua dayon iyang nawong MAG AGRI TAYO, siguro ang maayo nato nga panid-an kung kinsa ang leader nga mutabang ug daghan ang project. kay okey manlang nga naa ang ila mga pictures para makasabot ang mga tawo kung kan kinsa na nga project, sa cross country tinuod naa na diha mga picture i pass that road 1 time pero kay kauban man sad si GMA ug maayo gud ang nakasulat DIRI GIGAMIT ANG INYONG BUWIS murag mao na correct me if I am wrong kay ka usa manlang ko ni agi, so gipasabot lang ni Cong. mao to ang ang kwarta natong tanan. Si Gov. unsa man ang gibuhat nag LOAN para madag dagan ang NAKURAKOT baka konti ang pera para sa 2010. Glenn Chong ikaw ang IDOL ng mga Biliranon, we support you till the end , keep up the good work, GOD Blessed you now and forever

  11. GOOD DAY KINDLY SEND THIS MESSAGE TO GOV.ROGER ESPINA—GOV.ROGER THIS IS BONG ALANO RMEMBER?BROTHER OF DAISY ALANO,KINDLY SEND ME WHERE I COULD SEND YOU AN EMAIL FOR I EED TO TALK TO YOU PERSONALY,OR DO SEND ME WHEWRE TO CONTACT YOU GOV.ROGER,THANKS AND GODBLESS(09217464458)

  12. Ay,mga kontrabeda o mga comentaresta,dili lalim ang magiging politician.It involves a lot of money,pride and publicity.Buslot pa gyod ang bulsa pinaagi sa mga solicitations.
    Ayaw na mo sigi ug coments.Sa sunod hala,managan ta aron ATONG MGA HULAGWAY ANG MAPATIK SA TANAN MGA PRJEKTO,AMBULANSYA BASTA DILI LANG TA ANG PASAHERO NGA TAURAN UG DEKSTROS SA AMBULANCE PAINGON SA TACLOBAN.

    MERRY X’MAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

    HAPPY FIESTA,NAVAL!

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