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(An editorial of concern for Biliran)
BiliranIsland.com Staff
First Posted 07:50 PM 12/01/2008

Some decision-makers at the Biliran Capitol do not seem to run out of stealth in their attempts to steal from the patrimony of the Biliranons.

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The scandals involving overpriced hospital equipment and computers, Capitol equipment, materials and paid labor that went into the construction of a private resort, and the exhaustion of the loan potentials of the provincial government with the banks, were apparently not enough.

This time around, we are faced with two issues pertaining to small-scale mining in the province, one already exhausted, the other still forthcoming. Both came like thunderbolts on a hot summer day.

Away from the public eye, the provincial government issued on May 6, 2008 a permit for small-scale sulfur mining at Sitio Pulang Yuta in Barangay Cabibihan, Caibiran to one Ranulfo F. Kuizon. Some reliable sources have it that the permit was worth P2.5 to P3-million in goodwill money for the signatory.

Then suddenly, the sulfur mining permit was revoked effective Oct. 16, 2008. This action came in the heels of another small-scale mining activity, this time for white-clay in Barangay Tucdao, Kawayan that was exposed in the Internet. The latter is facing serious opposition from local residents and cause-oriented, pro-environment groups, while the mining in Caibiran is still continuing despite the official revocation of its permit.

Of course, the public should not be easily swayed by the revocation notice posted in Caibiran. It is more of a bureaucratic tactic to cover up for somebody’s mischief, after his hand was caught in the cookie jar. We can only believe its worth after every truck, piece of equipment or structure has been removed from Pulang Yuta.

The reasons for the revocation of the permit by the governor were as crazy as the reason for issuance in the first place: 1) to have the workers undergo medical check-up; 2) conduct reforestation activities within and adjacent the mined-out areas; and 3) non-use of heavy equipment in extracting sulfur materials as provided for in mining laws.

The contentious issue in the first reason is really the use of child labor, and not only the workers’ exposure to health risks. The sulfur fumes and dust might cause some respiratory problems, but sulfur is good for skin diseases, so the benefit-harm factor is almost even. The second reason is as absurd as the logic of its signatory: few trees will ever thrive in a sulfur field and hot volcanic ground. As for the third reason, the photographs of trucks and trails in the mining area, now posted in the Internet, speak for themselves.

The entire mining area might look vast and wide at the ground level. But a Google Earth map of the Caibiran grid would show that the four active vents and volcanic cracks that provide the sources of sulfur cover only a total of about one square-kilometer. Still this could not justify the environmental rape and the attendant abuse of power and influence that accompanied this mining activity’s fruition in the first place.

We believe that this seven-month old sulfur mining activity in Caibiran has already exhausted the supply of the raw material for now. It will take a few more years, probably decades, for the sulfur deposit to be replenished of its pre-mining quantity early this year. The revocation of the permit and its flimsy reasons are therefore anti-climactic.

At the end of this gross environmental rape, it will be the signatory of the permit who will have the most satisfying ejaculation and clearest profit from the venture. We can only hope that the investor could break even.

A Bureau of Science report published in 1907, complete with geologists’ estimates and cost-benefit analysis, had it that an investor in the Caibiran sulfur field would earn a net profit of only P1,500.00. Even if you multiply that profit margin a thousand times to adjust to present rates, the amount would still not equal the alleged bribe.

Let this serve as a lesson for one and all. The mine fields in Biliran are not worth it for large investors, but only for cottage industry operators, preferably natives of our place. This observation applies to the white-clay mining venture being proposed for consideration by the provincial government.

Let us never allow the export or smuggling of unprocessed raw materials such as sulfur and white clay from our province. Instead, let us invite outside entrepreneurs, or develop home-grown ones, who would introduce small industries and local employment opportunities so that we can benefit from these patrimony items in our home ground.

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187 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Rev.Father Benjie for the concerned of that Mining operation..We are sadly and scared knowing that the small province in the Whole Philippines Biliran had that Mining Operation.Broke the good Mountain in Caibiran Pulang Yuta…
    That Virgin Forest was already touched in the Ground..
    hindi natin alam anu ang mangyari sa ating Probinsya..
    Governor Why?you issued a permit to that Mining Operation.
    It is a big Money you accepted P2.5 to 3 Million pesos you accepted upon issuance of that permit..
    Ihunong na kana nga Operation..Governor ang mga mahihirap Walang pera na pumunta nang Ibang Bansa nakatira lang sa pinakamamahal naming Probinsya…
    Mabuti kayo Hindi lang Biliran ang Lugar ninyo,May Quizon City May Metro Manila,May Tagaytay City,May Bacolod Ilang lugar pa ang mayroon kang Investment??na poydi kang tumira doon sakasakaling ano ang mangyari sa Aming pinakamamahal na probinsya.

  2. Fr Benjie,

    The Provincial Capitol need to answer the following:

    1. Who is Ranulfo Kuizon, and is his company licensed to operate a mine?
    2. Is Ranulfo Kuizon paying fees to the Provincial Government, and if yes, how is it calculated? If not paying any fees, why not?
    3. Has the application for this mining operation cleared and approved by other relevant government departments?
    4. Has the necessary safeguards aimed towards protecting the environment been established to comply with government relevant requirements?
    5. What are the product applications and where are extracted mined deposits taken for processing?
    6. Has Ranulfo Kuizon been granted other licenses to operate in Biliran?

    Rep Glenn Chong need to look at this incident with a view to coming up with a legislation preventing a repeat of this incident.

    Governor Rogelio Espina needs to come out clean on this issue.

  3. wala bay DENR sa biliran? is the mining permit issuance in the sole discretion/authority of the governor? i don’t think so.

    omg! somebody’s abusing authority here and raping our province and doing it with impunity.

    this is too much! heads must roll!

    biliran wake up!

  4. pagklaro una mo bago mo mobatikos sa kaatbang sa inyong gilabanan kay anang buhata daghang proseso ang agian ana bago ma approved ang mining permit, bisag ang municipal government of caibiran may panginlabot ana…ayaw lang ninyo ituon ug panumangil sa usa ka tawo,unsa naman pod inyo buot ipasabot aning isyuha,gamiton napod ninyo sa pinulitikanhong buhat?naay balaod ang mining industry sa ato nasod as long as ning comply lang ka ug requirements ani,may katungod ka pagsulod aning negosyoha.

  5. UTIP BAGA GYUD MOG NAWONG BISAN KLARO NA NGA NAG GIKAN ANG ISSUANCE SA PERMIT SA GOVERNADOR MANHINAW LANG GIHAPON MO? PILA KA MILLION ANG PERMIT???
    UTIP GOVERNADOR AYOHA INYONG TRABAHO SA PANG GOVERNOHAN..GIKAPOY NA ANG MGA TAWO UTIP UG BANGHAG NIMO…MAY KINILIT KA SA ILOK?
    KINSA MAN KARON ANG MANHINAW?NAUNSA NAMAN DIAY NANG CABIBIHAN MAO DIAY NGA GIPOKOS SA GOVERNOR ANG IYANG ATTENTION ANANG LUGARA TUNGOD DIAY ANA NGA MINING..
    GIGUSBAT NA NINYO ANG MAAYONG PAGKAHIMUTANG SA GINOO KANA NGA DAKUNG BUKID..
    PANLAYAS RABA MO DINHI SA BILIRAN..NAGDALA RAMO DINHI UG KAGOBOT,WAY KALINAW,POLOTIKANG HUGAW..
    LAYASSSSSSSSSSS

  6. Utip 4

    Don’t put political connotation on this issue. This has nothing to do with politics. This is all about accountability and transparency; and an issue having a serious and wide environmental ramifications. This is a bad precedence which must be nipped at the bud.

    I suggest to you that you wait for an official investigation into the matter. We are not pointing fingers at anyone except for the Provincial Government as a whole, which has been confirmed to have issued the permit. All they need to do is come out with an official statement clearing the issue and we will take it from there.

    Utip, you are the only person in Biliran who takes any issue as a political issue. Your previous posts have clearly demonstrated that. This issue is beyond your limited comprehension.

    Start acting in behalf of Biliran and the Biliranons, will you?

  7. ANGAY NATO PALAWOMAN KUNG KIINSA KINING S RANUFO KAY TINGALI UG DUMMY LANG NI SIYA OR KASOSYO NI SIYA SA RABBIT. AYAW SALIG DENR KAY HUMAN NA SILA HATAGI UG PABOR. KANA DIAYNG ILANG GITUKORAN NGA YUTA SA GOVT CENTER?

  8. To all bloggers

    Please access the following sites to lear more about governing laws on mining:

    Mining Laws of the Philippines

    http://cbcrmlearning.org/mockup3/coast_miningrule.htm#denrao34-99

    DENR Administrative Order No. 34, Series of 1992
    DENR Administrative Order No. 40, Series of 1996
    DENR Administrative Order No. 34, Series of 1999

    DENR Administrative Order No. 34, Series of 1992

    Rules and Regulations to Implement Republic Act No. 7076 Otherwise Known as “Peoples Small Scale Mining Act of 1991”.

    DENR Administrative Order No. 40, Series of 1996
    Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7942 Otherwise Known as the ‘Philippine Mining Act of 1995

    DENR Administrative Order No. 34, Series of 1999

    Clarificatory Guidelines in the implementation of DAO 96-40

  9. FYI

    http://positivenewsmedia.net/am2/publish/Cities_And_Towns_23/Sulphur_mining_eyed_in_Negros_Oriental_town.shtml

    Sulphur mining eyed in Negros Oriental town

    DUMAGUETE CITY, Nov. 20 (PNA) – A mining company has set its eyes on operating a sulphur mine in Sibulan, Negros Oriental.

    Roger de Dios, Region 7 director of the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau (MGB-7) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, disclosed that the group has not yet approximated the site of the sulphur plant.

    But, there are already moves to conduct sulphur exploration starting in Sibulan town, about 10 minutes drive north of here, he said.

    De Dios said the group has applied already for an exploration permit, although he could not provide more details yet on the said mining firm.

    The permit covers the three municipalities of Amlan, Pamplona and Sibulan, he added.

    Sulphur has a lot of uses such as for fertilizer, salicylic acid, soap, and medicine, among others.

    If plans do not miscarry, the Sibulan sulphur mine will be the first in the region, De Dios said.

    He also assured that the sulphur mining operations will not have a negative impact on the environment, adding the firm has hired a consultant to ensure there will be no discharges from the sulphur plant.

    Meanwhile, the MGB director reiterated that large-scale mining activities in the province would be easier to monitor and supervise in view of stringent requirements by law, as opposed to small-scale mining.

    De Dios said there are also other pending applications for large-scale mining in Negros Oriental for copper, gold, pyrite and other minerals. (PNA)

  10. To all Bloggers:

    This advertisement appeared on this site:

    http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/103677562/Volcanic_Sulphur.html

    Price Terms: FOB biliran USD 5~50Terms of Payment: L/CSupply Ability: 1000 Metric Ton per MonthMinimum Order: 500 Metric TonPackaging: negotiableDelivery Lead Time: monthly basis
    Detailed Product Description

    Volcanic yellow sulphur with purity of above 99.7%,huge volumes available.mining permits & all other related documents are avilable for prospective buyers.quantity 1,000M/T per month.loading port NAVAL biliran philippines.[rice U$D550.00per
    M/T
    Contact Person:

    Ms. jane jayamaha

    Company Name: regentjef intl.
    Street Address: 147 Governor St. Sepac Navotas Metro Manila
    City: Manila
    Province/State: Luzon
    Country/Region: Philippines
    Telephone: 63-02-2153486
    Mobile Phone: 639158804393
    Fax: 63-02-2153485

  11. To all Bloggers:

    Can anyone check out the bona fide of this company? This is the company who have put up an ad selling Biliran’s sulfur deposits for USD$550.00 per metric ton. Refer previous post.:

    Company profile: regentjef intl.
    147 Governor St. Sepac Navotas Metro Manila

    About Us:

    OfflineWe are trading comnpany based in philippines trade with all kind of sea foods fresh / frozen / dried / canned foods / minerals / non ferrous metals. . The company joint venture with sinaporean / irish, manage & supervised by qualified personal with comprehensive experience in the industry, plus owns their own fish farms / associate companies through out Asia.

    Company Profile
    Basic Information

    Company Name: regentjef intl.
    Business Type: Manufacturer, Trading Company, Distributor/Wholesaler
    Product/Services: Aquatic Products, Fresh Chilled Tuna, Canned Foods, Minerals, Fuels
    Number of Employees: 11 – 50 People
    Company Website URL: http://

    Ownership & Capital
    Year Established: 2006
    Registered Capital: US$2.5 Million – US$5 Million
    Ownership Type: Corporation/Limited Liability Company
    Legal Representative/Business Owner: ceo

  12. To All bloggers

    Let us do a simple arithmetic:

    Price per metric ton = USD$550.00
    Capacity as advertised = 1000 metric tons per month
    Sales per month: 1000 x $550.00 = USD$550,000.00
    Peso to US Dollar Exchange at close rates= Php 48.670 to $1.00
    Total sales in pesos; $550,000.00 x P48.670 =P26,768,850.00

    The question is how much revenue has the Provincial Government received from this undertaking? What is the share of the Municipality of Caibiran; and accordingly, the share for Barangay Pulang Yuta, Cabibihan?

    What is the relationship between Ranulfo K Kuizon and Regentjef International in as far as the business is concerned?

    Questions and more questions.

  13. ERRATUM: PREVIOUS POST
    Price per metric ton = USD$550.00
    Capacity as advertised = 1000 metric tons per month
    Sales per month: 1000 x $550.00 = USD$550,000.00
    Peso to US Dollar Exchange at close rates= Php 48.670 to $1.00
    Total sales in pesos; $550,000.00 x P48.670 =P26,768,850.00

    Should reas as :

    Price per metric ton = USD$550.00
    Capacity as advertised = 1000 metric tons per month
    Sales per month: 1000 x $550.00 = USD$550,000.00
    Peso to US Dollar Exchange at close rates= Php 48.670 to $1.00
    Total sales in pesos; $550,000.00 x P48.670 =P26,768,500.00 per month

    or P892,283.33 per day on a 30 day count.

    WoW.

  14. Philippine Mining Act of 1995

    CHAPTER II

    GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT

    Section 6. Authority of the Department

    The Department is the primary Government agency responsible for the conservation, management, development and proper use of the State’s mineral resources including those in reservations, watershed areas and lands of the public domain. The Department shall have the following authority, among others:
    a. To promulgate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the intent and provisions of the Act.
    b. To enter into Mineral Agreements on behalf of the Government or recommend FTAA to the President upon endorsement of the Director.
    c. To enforce applicable related laws such as Administrative Code, Civil Code, etc.; and
    d. To exercise such other authority vested by the Act and as provided for in these implementing rules and regulations.
    The Secretary may delegate such authority and other powers and functions to the Director.

    Section 7. Organization and Authority of the Bureau

    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau shall be a line bureau primarily responsible for the implementation of the Act pursuant to Section 100 thereof, it shall be comprised of a Central Office and the necessary regional, district and such other offices as may be established in pertinent administrative order issued by the Secretary. The staff Bureau created under Department Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 1988, shall become the Central Office of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau while the Mines and Geosciences Development Services created pursuant to Department Administrative Order No. 41 Series of 1990, shall become the Regional Offices.
    The Bureau shall have the following authority, among others:
    a. To have direct charge in the administration and disposition of mineral land and mineral resources;
    b. To undertake geological, mining, metallurgical, chemical and other researches, as well as mineral explorations surveys: Provided, That for areas closed to mining applications as provided for in Section 15 hereof, the Bureau can undertake studies for purposes of research and development;
    c. To confiscate, after due process, surety, performance and guaranty bonds after notice of violation;
    d. To recommend to the Secretary the granting of Mineral Agreements or to endorse to the Secretary for action by the President the grant of FTAAs, in favor of Qualified Persons and to monitor compliance by the Contractor with the terms and conditions of the Mineral Agreements and FTAAs . For this purpose, an efficient and effective monitoring system shall be established to ascertain periodically whether or not these objectives are realized;
    e. To cancel or to recommend cancellation, after due process, mining rights , mining applications and mining claims for noncompliance with pertinent laws, rules and regulations;
    f. To deputize, when necessary, any member or unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and barangay, duly registered and Department-accredited Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) or any Qualified Person to police all mining activities;
    g. To assist the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) under the Department and/or the Department Regional Office in the processing or conduct Environmental Impact Assessment in mining projects; and
    h. To exercise such other authority vested by the Act and as provided for in these implementing rules and regulations.
    The Director may delegate such authority and other powers and functions to the Regional Director.

    Section 8. Role of Local Government

    Subject to Section 8 of the Act and pursuant to the Local Government Code and other pertinent laws, the Local Government Units (LGUs) shall have the following roles in mining projects within their respective jurisdictions;
    a. To ensure that relevant laws on public notice , public consultation and public participation are complied with;
    b. In coordination with the Bureau/Regional Office(s) and subject to valid and existing mining rights, to approve applications for small-scale mining, sand and gravel, quarry, guano, gemstone gathering and gratuitous permits and for industrial sand and gravel permits not exceeding five (5) hectares;
    c. To receive their share as provided for by law in the wealth generated from the utilization of mineral resources and thus enhanced economic progress and national development;
    d. To facilitate the process by which the community shall reach an informed decision on the social acceptability of a mining project as a requirement for securing an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC);
    e. To participate in the monitoring of any mining activity as a member of the Multipartite Monitoring Team referred to in Section 185 thereof;
    f. To participate as a member of the Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee as provided for in Sections 182 and 187 hereof;
    g. To be the recipient of social infrastructure and community development projects for the utilization of the host and neighboring communities in accordance with Chapter XIV hereof;
    h. To act as mediator between the Indigenous Cultural Community(ies) and the Contractor(s) as may be requested;
    i. To coordinate with the Department and Bureau in the implementation of the Act and these implementing rules and regulations in their respective jurisdictions. In areas covered by the Southern Philippines Council for Peace and Development (SPCPD), Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and future similar units, the appropriate offices of said units shall coordinate with the Department and Bureau in the implementation of the Act and these implementing rules and regulations; and
    j. To perform such other powers and functions as may be provided for by applicable laws, rules and regulations.

  15. UTIP 4,ASA KANA.
    AYAW PAG INGON NGA GIGAMIT NAPOD SA MGA BLOGGERS ANG POLITICS TUNGOD SA ISSUANCE SA PERMIT NGA GIKAN SA GOVERNADOR,WALAY LABOT ANG POLITIKANHON ANI NGA ISSUE KON DELI ANG MGA KATAWHAN LOOY ANG ATO FOREST NAGUSBAT NA?KON IPADAYON KANA WALA NAY SALIG ANG PONDASYON SA MAONG BUKID INIG UWAN
    MAHADLOK NATA SA LANDSLIDE..AYAW PAG HUWAT KON UNSAY DANGATAN O MAHITABO UNYA..
    KON WALA DIAY NAGPAKABANA ANG USA KA PARI O ANG UBAN NGA MGA RESIDENTI DINHANG LUGARA SA PULANG YUTA DELI MAKAHIBALO ANG MGA KATAWHAN NGA DAKU NA DIAY ANG MINING DINHANG LUGARA..
    PAGKA LOOY SA MGA KATAWHAN ANG GOVERNADOR RAY MOTOOK PAG UNAY NATO..
    MOABOT NA UNYA ANG PANAHON NGA KITA IBALIGYA SA LAING NASUD SA ATONG HALANGDON NGA GOVERNADOR.

  16. almonti,
    nganong kasulti man ka nga ang forest nagusbat na,nga kung maghisgot ta ug sulfur mining di ba sulfur deposit man lang ang after ana sa permitte…ug bahin anang klase nga mina dili man na kinahanglan i scour ang kabukiran, kay mo accumulate man la na ang sulfur fumes sa parte nga naay volcanic cracks,kahuman mao ra na i extract pagkuha…para nako wala may dakong kadaot nga mahimo ana kay kung asa lang to naay sulfur deposit mao ra man na ang maapektaran…kahuman may katungod man pod pag issue ug permit ang prov’l government and other agencies concern ana,as long as ning comply lang ang permitee sa mga requirements…ayaw na ta pagkasanto sama sa inyong gi idolo kay utro pod diay daghang scandal ang gihimo,unsa man i enumerate pod nato?

  17. Sakto lang pod nga alibaba.com ang nag publish sa advertisement sa sulfur gikan sa Biliran. Kay ang nag mina pod sa atong produkto kauban man sa Forty Thieves. Niay upat ka Bandido sa ato, 4 x 10= 40, mao na ang kabaga sa ilang kahakug ug kakawatan. Maayo no kay gipanhanyag na diay nila ang atong sulfur sa Biliran, nga gimina bisan ug walay public hearing, walay environmental clearance certificate, nag gamit ug child labor, walay klaro nga buhis nga musulod sa kaban sa probinsiya ug sa lungsod sa Caibiran, ug uban pang kalapasan diha.

    Dako gayud ug tulubagon ani si Dok Rabbit, apil ang pag esplikar sa iyang P2.5 to P3-million kurakot dinhi. Kinahanglan batukan gayud nato, mga lumulupyo sa Biliran, kining ilang mga gahaman nga mga plano.

    Nagduda pod ko nga ipapugos gayud ni Pugak ug ni Darna ang pagbuto sa bulkan diha sa Caibiran, bisan ug wala pa sa panahon. Aron daghan na pod nga yuta ang ilang mapalit gikan sa mga gagmay nga mag-uuma. Kay ngano nga ipa ukab man gayud nang sulfur deposit diha gamit ug trucks ug buck hoe? Sige padayon mo ug gamit ug heavy equipment diha sa Pulang Yuta. Mabuthan ngani hinuon mo. Tibway bitaw ta aning tanan.

  18. NGANONG DILI MAN LANG TAGA BILIRAN ANG MODALA SA MAONG NEGOSYO DIIN MASULBAD ANG ECONOMY SA ATONG PROVINCE UG DIIN USAD KUSOG ANG PAG-USWAG….

  19. DELI MAN MAHADLOK MABOTHAN ANG MGA ESPINA KAY SAYON RAMAN SILA MOPADAGAN SA ILANG SAKYANAN PAINGON TACLOBAN UNYA MOSAKAY DAYON UG PLANE PAINGON MANILA,TAGAYTAY,BACOLOD QUIZON CITY,NEGROS.KITA INTAWON NGA MGA KABOS DELI MAN GANI TA HALOS MAKAPALIT UG USA KA KILONG BUGAS ANG IPADAGAN PABA UG SAKYANAN OR ANG ISAKAY NABA UG PLANE..PASTILAN PAGKA LOOY NABA NATO MGA KABOS,KANONAY LANG TA ALAOT SA MGA HAKOG SA PODER,SA MGA KAWAT SA ATONG YUTANG BILIRANON..

  20. To all Bloggers:

    It is obvious that there are more plans to mine the resources in
    Biliran as evidenced by the 4 product offerings from the same company.

    http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/103677562/Volcanic_Sulphur.html

    This requires a full blown inquiry.

    Product 1:

    Price Terms: FOB biliran USD 5~50
    Terms of Payment: L/C
    Supply Ability: 1000 Metric Ton per Month
    Minimum Order: 500 Metric Ton
    Packaging: negotiable
    Delivery Lead Time: monthly basis
    Detailed Product Description
    Volcanic yellow sulphur with purity of above 99.7%,huge volumes available.mining permits & all other related documents are avilable for prospective buyers.quantity 1,000M/T per month.loading port NAVAL biliran philippines.[rice U$D550.00per M/T

    PRODUCT 2:

    Price Terms: FOB naval USD 85.00
    Terms of Payment: L/C

    Supply Ability: 5,000 Metric Ton per Month
    Minimum Order: 3,000 Metric Ton
    Packaging: packed in 50kg poly bags
    Delivery Lead Time: monthly
    Detailed Product Description
    offer to sell light yellow volcanic sulphur with purity of 65.78%.product origin philippines.quantity 3,000M/T FOB basis.terms of payment against documents.interested buyer plese contact for further details.

    PRODUCT 3:

    Terms of Payment: L/C
    Supply Ability: 5000 Metric Ton per Month
    Minimum Order: 500 Piece/Pieces
    Packaging: negotiable
    Delivery Lead Time: monthly basis
    Detailed Product Description
    Volcanic yellow sulphur with purity of above 99.6%,huge volumes available.mining permits & all other related documents are avilable for prospective buyers.

    PRODUCT 4:

    Terms of Payment: L/C
    Supply Ability: 20000 Metric Ton per Month
    Minimum Order: 1000 Metric Ton
    Packaging: negotiable
    Delivery Lead Time: monthly
    Detailed Product Description
    huge volume of white clay,very fine quality,by volume more than 5million m.tons.looking for partnership,able of providing local mining permits.interested parties kindly contact us for further details

  21. IN ADDITION TO THE PREVIOUS POST:

    PLEASE TAKE NOTE THAT PRODUCT 4 REFERS TO THE SUPPLY OF WHITE CLAY WITH AN ESTIMATED SUPPLY ABILITY OF 20,000.METRIC TONS PER MONTH AND ANNOUNCING 5 MILLION METRIC TONS AVAILABLE TO MEET VOLUME ORDERS.

    THIS IS MURDER OF THE BILIRAN RESOURCES.

  22. DENR Administrative Order No. 99-34

    SUBJECT : CLARIFICATORY GUIDELINES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF DENR ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 96-40 OR “REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF REPUBLIC ACT NO. 7942 OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE ‘PHILIPPINE MINING ACT OF 1995’ ”

    In order to achieve a consistent implementation of DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40 or the Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations of Republic Act No. 7942, the following clarificatory guidelines are hereby promulgated:
    Section 1. Area Status and Clearance of Applications for Exploration Permit, Mineral Agreement and Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement

    Before securing the Area Status and Clearance from the pertinent DENR Sectors, the Bureau/concerned Regional Office(s) shall first check in its control maps if the area is free/open for mining applications. Only cleared mining applications shall be forwarded to the pertinent DENR Sectors for Area Status and Clearance in accordance with DENR Memorandum Order No. 98 – 03.
    Section 2. “Duly Authorized Representative” of Permittee

    Under the terms and conditions of an Exploration Permit, the duly authorized representative of a Permittee refers to entities/service contractors to whom the Permittee has entered into an operating agreement or other similar forms of agreement duly approved by the Secretary.
    Section 3. Renewal of Exploration Permit

    The failure of a Permittee to apply for a renewal of the Exploration Permit within the prescribed period shall automatically open the area to mining applications upon the expiration of the said Permit.
    Section 4. Mandatory Requirements by a Permittee for an Application for MA/FTAA (Section 30)

    The Exploration and Environmental Work Programs are not applicable as mandatory requirements for an application for a Mineral Agreement or Financial or Technical Assistance Agreement by a Permittee, hence, these documents shall not be required in the filing of said application.
    Section 5. Mandatory Requirements for Mineral Agreement Application

    Mineral Agreement applications going directly into the development/operating phase shall be required to submit a Three (3)-Year Development/Utilization Work Program, instead of a Two (2)-Year Exploration Work Program. The Development/Utilization Work Program shall be accompanied by an appropriate Mining Project Feasibility Study (MGB Form No. 5-3) duly prepared, signed and sealed by a licensed Mining Engineer, Geologist or Metallurgical Engineer and the pertinent Declaration of Mining Project Feasibility duly signed by the applicant.
    Section 6. Registration of Mineral Agreement

    In the registration of the Mineral Agreement, it shall be first forwarded to the Bureau for numbering upon approval of the Secretary, thence, to the concerned Regional Office for registration, for areas outside Mineral Reservations. The Director/concerned Regional Director shall notify the Contractor to cause the registration of its Mineral Agreement with the Bureau for areas inside Mineral Reservations or with the concerned Regional Office for areas outside Mineral Reservations within fifteen (15) working days from receipt of the written notice.
    Section 7. Availment of Multiphase Activities under the FTAA

    Any two (2) or more of the periods (Exploration, Pre-Feasibility Study, Feasibility Study) provided in Section 52 of the DENR Administrative Order No. 96-40 may be simultaneously undertaken in one approved contract area, as the need of the Contractor may arise, subject to the pertinent provisions of Section 60 of the same Administrative Order: Provided, That the Contractor shall file a Notice to the concerned Regional Office, copy furnished the Bureau, of its intention to avail of the renewal of the Exploration Period or to advance to/avail of the Pre-Feasibility Study/Feasibility Study/Development and Construction/ Operating Period, as deemed applicable, either in the whole or a portion of the Contract Area, subject to the approval of the Director.

    Failure of the Contractor to file the Notice to avail of the renewal of the Exploration Period or to advance to/avail of the Pre-Feasibility Study/ Feasibility Study Period shall mean that the said periods shall not be availed of by the Contractor.
    Section 8. Three (3) Letters-Notice Policy

    The Mines and Geosciences Bureau shall adopt the Three (3) Letters-Notice policy in exacting compliance of mining applicants with all requirements to support mining applications. Thus, each Letter-Notice shall give the mining applicant fifteen (15) to thirty (30) days upon receipt of the Letter-Notice to comply with the pertinent requirements: Provided, That an interval of no more than thirty (30) days between deadlines shall be observed in sending the Letters-Notice.

    The failure of the mining applicant to fully comply with the requirement as embodied in the Letters-Notice shall be a ground for denial of the mining application.
    Section 9. Authorized Capitalization

    The minimum authorized capital of Ten Million Pesos (P 10,000,000.00) and paid-up capital of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 2,500,000.00) required for a corporation/association/cooperative/ partnership under DENR Memorandum Order No. 99-10 shall apply to the principal applicant whether or not this applicant is supported by an operator or service contractor thru an operating agreement or other similar forms of agreement: Provided, That in the case of a mining application with two (2) or more applicants as co-applicants, the minimum authorized capital of P 10 Million and paid-up capital of P 2.5 Million may be required from just one (1) of the co-applicants.

    In the case of a mining application by an individual, the minimum amount of Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Pesos (P 2,500,000.00) shall be required as proof of financial capability, which shall be in the form of a bank deposit or credit line.

    Consistent with the provisions of DENR Memorandum Order No. 99-10, the foregoing requirements shall be mandatory in the acceptance of a mining application.
    Section 10. Prior Approval by the Sanggunian

    Prior approval or indorsement by any two (2) of the concerned Sanggunian (Panlalawigan, Bayan and Barangay) shall be required in support of mining applications intended for development and/or utilization purposes. In the case of mining applications intended for exploration, a proof of consultation with/project presentation to any two (2) of the concerned Sanggunian shall be required.

    In either case, the proof of prior approval, indorsement, consultation and/or project presentation shall be in the form of a formal Resolution or Certification by the concerned Sanggunian.
    Section 11. Approval of Memorandum of Agreement/Option Agreement/ Operating Agreement and other similar forms of Agreement under Mining Rights/Applications

    Memorandum of Agreement(s)/Option Agreement(s)/Operating Agreement(s) and other similar forms of Agreements under a mining application shall be registered with the Bureau/concerned Regional Office and shall form part of the supporting document of a mining application, subject to the evaluation of the Bureau/Regional Office. Such agreement shall be deemed approved upon approval of the mining application.

    Memorandum of Agreement(s)/Option Agreement(s)/Operation Agreement or other similar forms of Agreement entered into under a mining permit/contract shall be registered with the Bureau/concerned Regional Office and shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary upon evaluation and recommendation by the Director. Any of such Agreement that is not duly registered and/or approved by the DENR Secretary shall be deemed void in so far as the Department is concerned.
    Section 12. Effectivity

    This Order shall take effect fifteen (15) days after its complete publication in a newspaper of general circulation and fifteen (15) days after registration with the Office of the National Administrative Register.

    ANTONIO H. CERILLES
    Secretary

  23. Aquarius 18,

    Sa ato pa ani,akhabon gayud diay ang Biliran sa Forty Thieves (4 x 10, 5 x 8 kung apil ang tag-iya sa ITP). Unya nagpatabang pa gayud sila sa Ali Baba.com pagbaligya sa ilang kinawat nga atong raw materials. Yagayagaon man ning mga Bandidoha sa ato uy! Mora man pod ni sila ug Tales of the Arabian Nights.

    Kairo pod sa atong sulfur ug white clay, gipanghanyag na diay sa uban.

    Maayo pa ang taga Maripipi kay hinimo na nga daba, biso ug mga masetera ang ilang ibaligya. Unya komedyahan pa ngani nato nga ilang gibaligya sa uban ang ilang yutang natawhan.

    Pero kining gibuhat ni Dok Rabbit ug sa iyang Pamilya Bandido, grabe na ni. Estranghero na dinhi sa ato ang magbaligya karon sa atong yutang natawhan. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

  24. jalmz:

    Can you seek an interview with the Caibiran mayor and the gov wha’ts their take on this issue?

    Appreciate with you did with the priest to come out with this highly questionable mining.

    If not too much of an asking, dig out(or mined him!) who really Rolando Kuizon is?

    Though money is tight right now, I will send you the balance of my promise to you. Who knows I will add some more.
    Deal?

    Maayong pasko diha and take care.

  25. KKB 22

    At this stage, I am not pointing a finger to the Espina Dynasty until we can prove a link between the Espina family, Ranulfo K Kuizon, and Regentjef Intl.

    The grant of small scale mining rights and approval of its operations, if exercised with the confines of relevant laws, and adherence to the strict environmental guidelines and supported by Biliranons in the form of wide ranging public consultations and public hearings is not bad in itself. It needs to meet the objectives set by the national government as defined in the Mining Act of 1995.

    The Biliranons need to know the present and future impact of these mining activities to their well being. The operations will also need to be evaluated against the economic benefits Biliranons must derive.

    The atrocious scenario is the exploitation of our resources by extracting the minerals without due compensation to the public, and selling it outside Biliran with mind boggling profit margin.

    The intent of small scale mining is supposed to generate economic opportunities by way of generating a chain of activities that will benefit the Biliranons resulting to: employment generation, emergence of related processing activities aimed towards maximizing opportunities for finished products to be produced locally. Finished products can then be marketed locally and excess production to be exported to neighboring regions and ultimately, exported to other countries.

    There also lies the big issue of the technical competence of the mining operator in as far as insuring the activity will not result to any form of environmental disaster. Relevant Government departments like DENR and Mines and Geosciences Bureau have to be strict in their compliance requirements.

    I have posted relevant laws still awaiting moderation. I have emailed Jalmz to insure these are posted for the benefit of all Bloggers concerned with this issue.

    Let us join hands to protect Biliran’s natural resources against any unauthorized abuses that will spell disaster to our present and future generations.

  26. WHERE IS REP GLENN CHONG WHEN THIS IS HAPPENING?

    WHAT IS THE SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN DOING ABOUT THIS?

    WHAT IS THE MAYOR AND SANGGUNIANG BAYAN OF CAIBIRAN DOING ABOUT THIS?

    BILIRANONS ARE CRYING OUT FOR HELP AND YET NO OFFICIAL STATEMENTS COMING FROM THE ABOVE OFFICES?

  27. LUMADTAGANAVAL/ALMONTI,
    kinsa napod inyo gustong magdala sa ingon anang negosyo?ang pamilya sa inyong gi i idolong intsik? nga grabe pod ka gahaman sa kwarta sa katawhan sa biliran…wala mo katan aw sa garapalan nga buhat sa amahan sa inyong idolo nga gi akuparan nalang pag implementar ang mga minilyong project sa iyang anak?kapalit ba na ug 3.3.3 ka brandnew toyota fortuner sulod lang sa 1k tuig nga pagka kongresista kung dili pod utro ka mapahimoslanon?nga sa panahon nga wala pa sa poder ning pamilyaha dili man ni ingon ka galante?nag antos man lang na ug sakyanan nga dili minilyon…mao na ang klaro nga dali makasirit kung moboto ang bulkan ingon ninyo kay 3 ka TOYOTA FORTUNER gayod ang sakyanan ang naangkon…grabe,sayo pa kaayo nakita dayon unsay dagway sa inyong gi IDOLO.

  28. GUIN-IINOWAT LANG GUD KITA HAN ATO GOBERNADOR MAG P[IRMA NIYA HAN CLOSURE ORDER HAN MINING OPERATION. AMO NA INI YANA, IT LOGOD MGA TAWO NGA DIRI TAGA BILIRAN AMO NA LOGOD AN MAKAHIMUROS HAN ATON NATURAL RESOURCES NGAN PAG RUBA HAN ATON PROBINSIYA. BANGIN LANG LIWAT MAY BAHIN HINI ANG ATON MAYOR YANA HA CAIBIRAN? KAY ORA-ORA MAN LIWAT NGA DIRI KA MABARO NGA NAG PADAYON NGAY-AN TO DIDA NGA OPERASYON HA MINA? ANG MAUPAY LOGOD ITO DIDA MAG OPERATE HIN FOOT SPA GAMIT ITONG VOLCANIC LAVA, DI MAHIMO PA LOGOD ITO NGA TOURIST ATTRACTION ILABI NA ITON MAY MGA RAYUMA. KUNG PAG BIBINUWA MAN LANG DIRI ITO URUSAHON SA GOB RABBIT KAY AN HOUSING LA HAN KAPITOLYO NGA PONDOHAN HAN PROLEND, NAHANAW LA DAW ASO KAY GINGAMIT MAN KONO AN PONDO HAN IBA NGA PROYEKTO. GIN UWAT LANG PATI MGA NATIONAL AGENCIES EMPLOYEES TAPOS NIYA PAPIRMAHA AS APPLICANT HAN PROYEKTO. NAUWAT LIWAT ANG TAGA PROLEND.

  29. aquarius(post 19)
    naghisgot naman lang ka ug quantity (volume)…sama sa 20,000 metric tons/month nga white clay ug unsa pa diha…just imagine unsa na ka dako nga quantity nga ugmaron sa gamay nga ekipo?grabe,bago mo pindot sa inyong computer i analyze pod una kung posible o imposible ba na matuman ang inyong gihunahuna…dili ba kaha usa ra ni pagpa alarma o gimik aron mohumot napod ang inyong gidapigan?ayaw mo pagtuo unsa na gayod kasanto ang inyong gi IDOLO? i backgroumd check una ninyo unsa gyod ang klase sa pamilya chong…wala ba ni nagkupot ug iligal nga buhat?o sama ba ni sa ubang pamilya nga naglakawon una bago ning asenso gigamit ang abilidad o kaalam…lisod gayod santupon nga moasenso ka pinaagi sa imong kaayo o experyensa sa goberno.

  30. Hi Ran Offline,

    yeap my plan ko pag interview sa Mayor sa Caibiran, timing lang jud na wala cya didto pag adto namu..

    hmm Nag wait ko sa PIA, kai kabalo sila sa side ni Gov.

    cge mag research lang ko kinsa ni si Ranulfo Kuizon… =)

    Thanks.. =)

  31. post 27,
    WHERE IS REP.CHONG WHEN THIS IS HAPPENNING?
    DILI KAHA NI SIYA USA KA BENEFICIARY ANI?I ANALYZE LANG NATO,KUNG UNSA ANG mayor sa caibiran ug si cong.chong…

  32. Utip 28 and 30 comments.

    Imo ba gihunahuna pagmaayo utip ug unsa ang ginahisgutan ani nga essue?…..Ang imo puro tira diretso kang Cong. Chong bisan ug walay kalambigitan kini sa politica, daku kaayo imo kasuko aning pamilyaha?

    Nakahibawo kaba ug unsa ang mahimong ipekto ani sa atung probinsya?,….sabagay kay ang imo gihunahuna ang mahimo lang ipekto sa inyong bulsa, nga magpatambok, wa jud ninyo hunahiuna ang mga lumolupyo sa mong probinsya.

    Mao na ang rason kay ngano nga dili jud imo gidapigan makadawat nga mapildi sa pilitika kay, naa silay motibo, gihimong ilang kaugalingong minahan sa kwarta ang Biliran, kinsa may nakabinipisyo ana nga ila nga negosyo (QOUTE FROM YOUR COMMENT 4 ), nga MAY KATUNGOD SILA PAGSULOD ANING NEGOSYUHA?……..,…..IMO IPASABOT NGA ANG BILIRAN ILA GIPANAG IYA NA, KAY KANA NGA SULFUR MINE KARON SA PULANG YUTA SILA MAN ANG NAKA BINIPISYO UG DAKU? May gihatag basila sa Munusipyo sa Caibiran,…o anang partikyular nga barangay. Ayaw ug ingon Utip nga politico dayon ang motibo sa mga lumulupyo nga nagpakabana,….ikaw unsa man imo motibo.

    OO daghang prosiso Utip ang himuon usa ka makakuha ug permiso ani nga negosyo,…..ibutang sa imong alimopatakan nga wala ang katawhan makahibalo bahin nini, karon ra kini nabutyag,…ug naa may mga anggulo nga na hukos fucos…buttomline is ang Disisyon sa Governor ang last nila nga kahaon diba….so unsa may motibo sa atung halangdon na Governor?…..iya ba gihuna huna ang kaayuhan sa probinsya o kaayuhan sa personal niyang panginahanglan?…..ikaw utip unsa man imo motibo?

    Protecting your amo for your own benifets or for the whole province of Biliran?

    Imo pirme i brought up nang mga project ni Congressman nga iya amahan ang nagkupot,….WA NIMO MAKITA ANG MGA TAWO ANG NAKA BINIPISYO ANA, UG LANTARAN NILANG GIPAKITA Sa KATAWHAN NGA WALA SILA MANGAWAT SA PANUDLANAN.

    Ug kanang TUYOT FORTUNER nga imo gika awaan, wala ka kahibalo ug kang kinsang kwarta kana, kay sa ako nahibaw an, may kwarta na sila daan usa misulod sa politica…..ug ikaduha pod, tagpila raman ang usa ana,…..bisan ako mapalit ug lima kabuok ana, purya buyag. Ayaw na nato i divert pa ang issue sa mga personal na kaayo nga bagay MR. Utip…..which is nimo sa tanang blog ng aimo gi post ….hope you will think wisely.

    Kanang sulfur mine karon kinsa may naka binipisyo ang mga LUMULUPYO BA SA BILIRAN?……UNSANG KLASING UTOK MAY NAA KA MR. UTIP……

  33. Utip 30

    I told you this issue is beyond your limited comprehension.

    The quantities mentioned are based on the advertisement placed by Regentjef Intl. Refer to my post 20 and visit the website: http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/103677562/Volcanic_Sulphur.html, where we found the advertisement. Ok? These are not our figures but real figures as advertised on the net.

    You seem to very defensive towards the Espina Dynasty. This has nothing to do with politics. These are real issues now being discussed by Biliranons, concerned about Biliran. We are not discussing the Espinas or the Chongs here in their personal capacities, but rather in line with their work in as far as this issue is concerned.

    So, if you are not prepared to join this discussions with open mind, I suggest that you sit on the corner and keep your mouth shut. I can assure you that the Espina family will not appreciate your posts which will only put them in a bad light.

    Start acting for Biliran and Biliranons, will you?

  34. Utip 30

    Don’t talk about the Espina family’s path to wealth and success because you hardly know the family in real terms. I can guarantee you, I know the family more that you ever know.

    Let us leave the politics on this issue and instead, demand from our elected officials and government employees, answers to this emerging serious problem.

    Rep Glenn Chong, Governor Rogelio Espina and Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the DENR Biliran Office, the Mayor and members of Sangguniang Bayan for Caibiran must come out with their official statements on this matter.

    Again, this has nothing to do with being Pro Espina or Pro Chong. This is about Biliran and Biliranons.

  35. Utip 32

    Just in case you have not fully understood the circumstances surrounding the issue, the mining permit was approved and granted by the Provincial Government, as reported by a biliranisland.com staff. As such, it falls within the discretion and responsibility of Governor Rogelio Espina.

    Further, the notice posted on the site advising the closure of the mine shows the responsible office as the Provincial Government.

    Next time you post a comment, read all the other posts carefully and reply with an open mind. I am not singling you out, but you just don’t seem to get it. We are fighting for Biliran nor for Rep Chong nor for Gov Espina.

  36. ERRATUM: Post 35

    Next time you post a comment, read all the other posts carefully and reply with an open mind. I am not singling you out, but you just don’t seem to get it. We are fighting for Biliran nor for Rep Chong nor for Gov Espina.

    SHOULD REAS AS:

    Next time you post a comment, read all the other posts carefully and reply with an open mind. I am not singling you out, but you just don’t seem to get it. We are fighting for Biliran not for Rep Chong nor for Gov Espina.

  37. What I mean is that NGANONG DILI NA MAN LANG ANG PROVINCILA CAPITOL ANG MODALA SA MAONG NEGOSYO THEN ANG MAONG PROFIT MAADTO SA MGA POBRENG BILIRANONS? DILI LANG SA USA KA PAMILYA NGA SA ILANG KAUGALINGON LANG ANG ILANG GIATUBANG NGA PAG-ASENSO.IS THIS CLEAR?

  38. KAY NGANO MAN DIAY UG KITA NALANG ANG MAG MINA DIHA SA CAIBIRAN. DUNA MAN TA MGA HEAVY EQUIPMENT, DAGHAN TA UG MGA TAWO, NINDOT NA ANG ATONG MGA KALSADA, DUNA NA TAY RORO PORT. NGANONG ANG UBAN PA MAN JUD ANG MOPAHIMULOS SA ATONG KAYAMANAN?

  39. Post 38, 39

    I bid to disagree with you. Any form of mining, be it small-scale or large-scale, is very harsh to the environment. Let us not be blinded by the sweet promises of these industries that they could provide revenues to the host barangays and municipality, employment and many basic services like they are the hope for the people’s dreams.

    Yet, we all know that these mining industries will not stay for good. In other words, they won’t live with us permanently. The moment they got hold of the land, used and find what they needed, usually leave it overburdened, polluted and unusable. And they too, will leave all the dependent citizens empty-handed with no job at all.

    Eventually, they will have to go back to their old lifestyles. But how about the environment, the most-of-the-time exploited yet important part of our lives? Can it still go back to its original form and growth? No, it can never be even if thousands of years will pass. Sad to say, people are often blinded by the empty promises given by these land miners. Only would they realize the real effects of mining after it’s all too late to recover.

    We have to take a firm stand now and side with the right and lasting decision. This choice is not for us but for the future generations to come. That they may, too, experience the real beauty of nature. The environment is our only refuge from the dark ingenuities of man. When the land, trees, fishes, and animals are destroyed and gone, where will be placed? We are interrelated with each other, we can’t survive without them, and that’s a fact.

    It is not too late to move and fight for what is just and right. Remember, there’s no place like home. Will you allow such compromise of living in comfort with mining’s existence from 10 or 25 years and regretting the rest of the years to follow?

    NO TO MINING!
    SAVE AND PRESERVE OUR ENVIRONMENT FOR THE FUTURE GENERATIONS!

  40. Utip, ayaw pag i apil apil si Atty Chong sa topic dinhi kay waray ito hiya mag issue han PIRMIT pangutana Kan Gov kay hiya iton maaram about pirmit diri ka gudla napaid kon ano an mahitabo ha Bukid nga ira gin Miminahan yana kay diri kaman taga Caibiran, last Friday, makusog hinduro an URAN, first time namon nakita an makusog nga TUBIG tikang ha BUKID nag BAHA an bungto han Caibiran an atubangan han Municipyo,Auditurium, pati an Basketball court baga na hin Swimming pool halarum hinduro an tubig an kabataan nag sinalum salum han LAPUKON nga tubig, an imu gin huna huna nga mag ka ada hin Income an aton Probinsiya, amu nga na uyon ka hini nga Mining kay dako man hin KURAKOT puno na liwat an bursa, malouy gad kamu ha amon nga mga POBRE, waray na ngani kami gin kakaon, nag kakasakit pa, maupay nala unta kun mag kasakit ma libri manla han Medicina an aton hospital bisan nala dagum waray manla nahahatag, nasiring hi GOV amo nga mag loan hiya para maging maupay an hosp. waray manla gihapon nabag o, pag may ada pasyente nga waray kwarta PATAY gud nga magawas, kita na gadla unta an makuha han aton Mineral resources kay para an aton probinsya an mag RIKO diri na na iba nga tawo. Nag papa salamat kami kan Father Benjie kinasing kasing an iya PAG UGOP han amun Bungto MABUHAY taga Caibiranhon….IBID

  41. Dummy ra diay kono ni si Ranulfo Kuizon, ang nakakuha ug permit sa pagmina ug sulfur diha sa Pulang Yuta. Gipalit na diay kono ang rights niini sa pagmina sa usa ka ginganlan ug Raffy Salazar, nga paryente kono sa usa ka pamilya nga dunay miyembro sa Almeria, Naval ug Tacloban. Ambot unsa pod ni ka tinuod ning estoryaha uy!

  42. Aquarius, thank you so much for your concern for our province. I pray that all these evils happening in our beloved province now will not succeed. Hope Utip and his bosses will someday realize the evil things they have done to us, Biliranons. Our Lord sees everything. In the end times, nothing concealed will not be put into open. Lahat ay may katapusan, sana makonsensya sila sa kanilang mga ginagawang panlilinlang at pag aabuso sa ating mga kababayan at kapwa tao.

  43. This Ranulfo Quizon must be powerful!
    Damn he was so good he was able to secure that mining permit. What am trying to point out here is that the PNOC EDC in Negros was having a hard time in securing a permit for the geothermal exploration in that area. What am trying to compare here is that PNOC EDC is government-owned and controlled corporation and is mandated by law to look for a sustainable source to energy for the country while Ranulfo Quizon and his cohorts are only up to increase their personal profits.

    Did you get the picture am trying to paint here? Well, Negros is Negros and Biliran is Biliran. What could we do anyway?

  44. the destructive effect of mining has yet to come. bukid gud iton ira gin miminahan. makaharadlok mgka landslide. makaluluoy nman la kmi mga tga caibiran simbako la. ka waray kalooy han aton gobyerno dida, han aton provincial government.kay ano nagpataka la hira paghatag hin permit wothout consulting the people of caibiran. we have the right to know. if we have known, that there are plans in mining our mountains, we should have given our full force together with fr. benjie, to not permit this evil plan, before pa gintagan hin permit han capitolyo. ura ura na gud la nira pakatamay ha amon mga caibiranhon, nga gin himo la kmi nira hin tanga, waray gud la salabutan. yana, kay naminahan nman ito, how can we restore our mountain? have they thought of the long term effect before they did that to us? how evil….

  45. To All Bloggers
    All Freedom Fighters

    It is very disappointing that until now, the Office of the Provincial Governor, the Office of Representative for the Lone District of Biliran, the Provincial office of DENR, the Office of the Mayor of the municipality of Caibiran have not come out with official statements on this serious emerging problem.

    I am calling on Rep Glenn Chong, being the highest elected official in Biliran, to come out with concrete steps to initiate a full blown inquiry on this matter.

    I am calling on Gov Rogelio Espina and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to come out with official explanations as to the circumstances of the grant of mining rights and permit to operate to a certain Ranulfo Kuizon; and to announce further applications and grant of approval for further mining operations in Biliran.

    I am also calling the environmentalist interest groups to initiate action towards assessing the present and future damage this latest mining activities have and will inflict on Biliran; and to conduct intensive information drive to educate the Biliranons about the impact of this type of activities to the present and future generations.

    I am calling on the IBP Biliran Chapter to spear head legal inquiries as to the compliance of the mining activity with current legislation as mandated by the Mining Act of 1995.

    Let us hold the elected officials and government departments accountable to what is happening to Biliran. Let us demand for honesty, transparency and accountability to any measures undertaken that will have lasting impact to our beloved Biliran.

    I am calling on each and every Biliranon to join hands to protect our resources for our present and future generations.

    God Bless Biliran

  46. ANDAM MAG HIMO UG PROTEST ANG MGA KATAWHAN IHONONG KINING MINA KAY MAKADAUT SA ATONG PANLAWAS.IKADUHA ANG ATO INTAWON FOREST ATO PROTECTAHAN ATO PA BANG HULATON UNYA OR UGMA KON MAY MOABOT NGA KATALAGMAN SA ATONG PROBINSYA.?KAY NGANO UTIP WALA BAY KAHOY NGA GIPAMOTOD TUNGOD ANA NGA MINA?PAGKAHAWAN NABA DIANANG BUKIRA..GIKOTKOT SA ILAWOM SA YUTA ANG SULFUR UNYA MAN MAY LIG-ON PABA ANG PONDASYON SA MAONG YUTA?
    UNSA MAN UTIP NAA UNTA KAY SHARE GIKAN SA IMONG AMO GOVERNADOR UNYA WALA MADAYON PAG KANGKANG IMONG KAMOT TUNGOD KAY NABUTYAG SA KADAGHANAN?
    UNSA MAN KA IMO RAMAN GIHAPON LABANAN IMONG AMO KABAHIN ANING MINA NGA DELI MOSOGOT ANG MGA KATAWHAN..GAMAY RANI ANG ATO PROBINSYA.
    SIGURO WALA KAY KABANGKAAGAN KABAHIN ANING MINA.SA TOLEDO CITY PILA KA MGA KATAWHAN ANG NALUBONG SA ILAWOM SA YUTA TUNGOD SA MINA.
    ANG TUNNEL WALA KASUGAKOD TUNGOD KAY ANG YUTA HOMOK NA KAAYO.SO ATO PABA UNYA HULATON NGA ILUBONG NALANG TANG BUHI?
    MAAYO UNTA UTIP KON IKAW ANG ILUBONG NGA BUHI APIL IMONG ESPINA DYNASTIYA.KAY MOSOGOT MI KAPOY NAG YAMBAT OI…

  47. almonti,pagklaro daw ug sulti diha naghisgot naka ug mina sa toledo nga pinaagi sa tunnel..ka dakong kalahian anang nahitabo sa caibiran bahin anang extraction o pangabkab anang sulfur deposit?para sa imong kasayuran kanang bahin anang buhata dili na matawag nga mina…kay i extract man la na ang nahimo nga sulfur deposit o waste la na gikan sa singawan sa bulkan o gitawag nga volcanic cracks…para nako sumala sa akong pag intendi ana makaayo pa ngani na nga makuha nang nakabara nga sulfur deposit sa mga singawan sa bulkan aron ma depressurized nang bulkan nga maoy mo prevent aron dili moboto,para lang na nako nga pag intindi ha….ug bahin anang gipanguha nga sulfur deposit diha mga walay silbi naman nang materyalesa kay mga sunog man na nga mga bato ug yuta nga giluwa pinaagi sa singaw…mao na mga caibiranhon,dili na sama sa mina nga mohimo pa ug tunnel mao na ang klaro nga may disastrous effect sa environment…para nako kanang hitaboa sa caibiran murag dili gyod kapa alarma ana, kay purely sulfur deposit lang na ang after ana sa permitte,murag sama lang na nga gilimpyohan ang paligid sa bulkan,sama ba to sa mt.pinatubo nga grabe pa ngani to kadakong volume nga lahar ang nakuha tong higayuna…so,mao na ang akong dakong pagtuo.

  48. Kabalo ba mo nga usa sa mga labaw anang mining diha sa Pulang Yuta, ang Governor sa Biliran. Ang right ni Bob Kuizon gipalit ni Rafy Salazar, Wilfred Diu, William Diu, ug uban pang mga dagko na tawo.

    kung ka nakabisita mo sa website sa PNOC EDC
    usa sa mga board si Asuncion J. Espina – nga inahan ni Gov. Rogelio Espina, FPOA.

    http://www.pnoc.com.ph/subsidiaries/edc.php

    sumala sa impormasyon nga akong nabatian na ang inahan ni Gov. ang usa sa mga nag negosyo ana.

    Gov wala man nimu permahi ang White Clay mining sa Tucdao? ganahan ka na mo apil? og ikaw ug ang mga kauban nimu ang mo mina? nag permi ka naman d ay ug area clearance.

    Jun Dacillo, Pila man sad ang imung na kwarta?

    komusta na ang 5mil. advance Gov?

  49. TO ALL BLOGGERS
    ALL FREEDOM FIGHTERS
    BILIRANONS NOW LIVING ABROAD
    BILIRANON OFWS
    BILIRANON YOUTH

    I am in the process of organizing Greenpeace to establish its presence in Biliran. Please indicate your interest in joining Greenpeace as volunteers by emailing Admin.

    Meantime, you can access the following website to join as online activists:

    http://www.greenpeace.org/seasia/en/

    Just follow the how to join by clicking on “get involved” and signup” on the toolbar. Please read through any information on the site to learn about Greenpeace and how it could possibly help us in our fight to protect our beloved Biliran.

    We need to the assistance from the environmental warriors who have international clout to insure our cries for help to save Biliran can be heard. If our politicians from both side of the fence refuse to listen to our voice, let us find other ways to make them listen. This is just one of the ways and this is just the beginning of the battle.

    Let us put our concerns into action join Greenpeace now.

  50. Luna Mistika 50

    I suggest that you refrain from naming names and finger pointing unless you have documentary evidence and witnesses to back up your claim.

    If you do have the evidence then approach Admin and I will provide the necessary legal assistance to initiate the appropriate action.

  51. WELL,ANG LOLA NI RAFFY SALAZAR UG LOLA NI GINA ANG UG LOLA NI CONGRESSMAN CHONG MANAGSOON.

    OR SI ANHING MAN ZOILA NANAY NILA CONSUELO SALAZAR MAMA NI RAFFY,UG SI ANHING MANG MIA MAMA NILA WIFRED UG WILLIAM MANAGSOON UG SI ANHING MAN ZOILA? THEY ARE ALL BLOOD RELATED,VERY CLOSE.

  52. the silence among our government officials about this mining issue is very much surprisingly deafening. something’s wrong here.

    glenn, whatsup?!
    roger, whatsup?!
    DENR biliran, whatsup?!

    naay mga tabloid releases, out of sync man sa current issue. naunsa na man ni?

    it seems to me that biliran is in deep shit. whew!!!

    meantime, as my own (little) way of defending my beloved biliran, join lang sa kos greenpeace as advised by aquarius.

    biliran, we need outside divine interventions!

  53. kasayuran,
    para nako klaro mang gayod nga ang governor ang inyong giayo pag tulisok anang approval sa permit bahin sa extraction of sulfur deposit…actually nganong dili man mopirma si governor bahin ana kung ugaling naka produced na ug mga gitawag nga pre-requisite requirements ang permitte anang negosyoha,sama sa may kabahin sa DENR…or any requirements coming from the municipal goverment of caibiran,sama ug MUNICIPAL COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS in the absence of PUBLIC HEARING? ug uban pa…kung kamo ang sa tiilan sa governador,imposible ba dili ka mopirma anang permita ugaling nagsubay lang sa balaod?tawo lang gayod ang gobernador,naay gyapon pagka considerate…di ba?mao na ang akong dakong pagtuo…okey?

  54. utip 57,

    to simply put it, this mining activity in caibiran has just too much irregularities. morag magic. morag sindikato.

    ang imong gobernador mao unta ang mo tuhay ana nga naay pagdapig sa interes sa probinsya, ninghatag na noun dayon ug permit. sus, unsa kahay gidalian ug perma sa permit.

    unya gi rebuk sab dayon ang permit, ano kaya yon?

    it’s obvious, naay hawsyaw anang mining operaton diha sa caibiran. let’s face it, utip. don’t be sUTIPd :-)

  55. spartacus,
    kanang imong termino nga gigamit nga MINING,para nako dili gyod na matawag ana kay ngano?kanang negosyoha para nako, sama lang na ug paghatag ug permittee sa EXTRACTION OF SAND AND GRAVEL,mao lang na sila nga klaseng negosyo…

  56. c’mon utip, let’s not fool around here.

    ang permit nga gi-permahan sa provincial government was for sulfur small-scale mining sa brgy pulang yuta sa caibiran where in allegedly…blah..blah..ikaw nlay scroll up utip nya basaha utro ang article. ambot pila imong grado sa english reading comprehension bay uy…

    small-scale MINING nga ang sabi eh, tapos imo na pod tuison..i strongly believe ur really sUTIPd..ayaw na gud palusot..?!!

    napaghalata ka tuloy na dork..(sori utip, u provoked and u deserved to be treated as dork – maka sa na noun tas imo duh)

    peace utip. now pls be relevant.

  57. MAO DIAY TONG STORYAHA NGA NINGGAWAS,NGA KINING SI WILLIAM DIU SA PANAHON PA LANG NGA HAPIT NA ANG ELEKSYON SA 2007, NGA SEGI PA NI SILA UG MAJONG NI ESPINA SR…KADTONG HIGAYUNA MAO DAW NING TAWHANA ANG SEGIG TSISMIS SA KANG ESPINA SR. NGA ANG PAMILYA CHONG WALA DAW IKASARANG O SAPI SA ELEKSYON,KAY SUMALA DAW KANG WILLIAM DIU NAKAANGKON DAW NING PAMILYA CHONG UG UTANG SA IYA…KLARO GYOD DIAY NGA GIUWAT O GI PSYWAR LANG GUD DIAY TO ANG ESPINA SR NING MGA TAWHANA, MAO TONG HIGAYUNA NGA NAG MINALAMPUSON NING MGA MAGPARARYENTENG INTSIK SA ILANG MGA MINARAMANG PALNO…SUMALA NIMO lmtg(post55)?SANGLIT KUNG AKO KANG ESPINA SR. DILI NAKO MODUOL ANING MGA TAWHANA KAY KLARO MGA KONSABO NING DAKO.

  58. Isi, :), nakakita na pod uroy si Utip ug laing palusot sa iyang mga amo nga Bandido. Nabutang na hinuon ani nga na psy-war si Pugak ni William. Namaruan diay ang usa (padoctor) doctor sa University of Oregon sa usa ka college undergraduate? Saba diha uy! Ingna nuon nga bisag nag-awas-awas ang kuwarta sa mga Bandido niadtong 2007 eleksiyon, pildi gihapon si Pugak. Sanglit ayaw pag burubirikisa ang estorya.

  59. mao diay nga ning tumaw ning storyaha nga naay RAFFY SALAZAR nga nag interes pod ug pamoltika deri sa atong probinsya…bisag karon palang kining si william diu daw segi na daw ni ug pangumbinse sa mga mangungutang nga mohatag daw siya ug less% nga interest in value sa imong support sa iyang kandidato nga paryente…KLARO GYOD DIAY NI SILA NGA MGA RELATED NING PAMILYA CHONG…MGA DIU…UG KINING TISULOD NGARI NGA POLITIKO NGA SALAZAR,sumala kang lmtg(post 55).

  60. BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER….KINING MGA PAMILYAHA ANG UNANG MGA NEGOSYANTE SA NAVAL.NGANONG ILA MAN PALAMPASON NGADTO KANG ESPINA?C’MON GUYS….GIUWAT LANG ANG BILIRANONS….SORRY ABOUT THIS BUT THIS IS REALLY THE REALITY.DO YOU THINK NGA SI SUSAN UG BULAK WALA LANG GAMITA?THERES NO WAY NGA PALAMPASON NILA ANG KAHIGAYONAN.WAKE UP BILIRANONS…..AGAIN,BLOOD IS THICKER TAH WATER….WE HAVE TIYO FELIX EAMIGUEL….WE HAVE ALL THE LAWYERS….BIG TIME LAWYERS……

    CONSUELO VENERACION ANG
    MIA VENERACION ANG
    SILANG VENERACION ANG

    KINSAY ASAWA NI TSAWA ANG?
    KINSAY INAHAN NI PHILIP VENERACION?

    ANG DATU MOSAMOT KADATO….
    ANG POBRE…..PADAYON SA ATONG KA POBRE……KINSAY DAGHAN UG KAYOTAAN SA NAVAL?

  61. To All Bloggers
    Freedom Fighters
    Biliranons now living abroad
    Biliranon OFWs
    Biliranon Youth

    I have received information from reliable source that Governor Roger Espina has given a written commitment to the Catholic priests in Biliran not to authorize any more mining operations until the end of his term.

    This does not mean however that we become complacent in our vigilance against any more attempts to conduct mining operations without due public information, compliance to the Mining Act of 1995, and without proper safeguards to any form of environmental disaster.Better still, let us say no to mining.

    The plan to form an action group for Greenpeace will continue. Please email admin to signify your interest to join the movement. Meantime please visit Greepeace website and join as online activist.

    The revocation of the mining permit for the sulfur mining does not absolve the government officials and employees involved from wrong doing. The inquiry must be conducted and share of the income derived as mandated by law needs to be accounted for.

    Let put a stop to this corrupt practices of granting rights to cronies who are prepared to pay off our elected officials to exploit our natural resources. Let us put a stop to the abuse of power that our elected officials have exercised for their own benefit not the Biliranons.

    Let demand for honesty, transparency and accountability from our elected officials and government employees where the public resources and funds are at stake.

    No to Mining No to Corruption.

    God Bless Biliran

  62. lmtg: all your posts
    Utip
    All Bloggers

    As I have suggested to Luna Mistika in my post 50, we have to refrain from naming names unless we can substantiate our allegations with documentary evidence and witnesses.

    The latest trend of bringing names of people who had already passed away in the effort to come out with a conclusion is not only tasteless, but is tantamount to being malicious. The only certain facts at this stage are the following:

    1. Permit was granted by: Governor Rogelio Espina
    2. May 6, 2008 a permit for small-scale sulfur mining at Sitio Pulang Yuta in Barangay Cabibihan, Caibiran to one Ranulfo F. Kuizon.
    3. The sulfur mining permit was revoked effective Oct. 16, 2008

    If you can produce evidences approach Admin; and as I said to Luna Mistika, I will extend free legal assistance to initiate the appropriate action.

    Anything outside the facts indicated above, will only result to malicious mudslinging which will divert us from seeking the truth. The truth must come out as it has established a bad precedence. For all we know, the interested parties are only testing the waters in preparation for more major mining activities, like the white clay mining attempt.

    Our main concern at the moment is the deafening silence from: the Office of the Governor, the Office of the Representative of the Lone District of Biliran, Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Provincial Office of the DENR, The Office of the Mayor of Caibiran and the Office of the Kagawad for Sitio Pulang Yuta, Cabibihan.

    If they think this issue will go away, they better think twice. These issues, together with other issues, are as big as the mess they have created by washing their hands from this latest incident.

    God Bless Biliran

  63. UTIP 62,64,
    NA UNSA KANA BA NGA IMO NAMAN GISABONG SI WILLIAM DIU UG SR.ESPINA,NGA MAG KOMPARI NA SILA..TAWAG DAYON SI SR.KAN WILLIAM PRE MADYONG TA PRE.WALA KOY MAHIMO RONG ADLAWA,WA PAKO KA PLANO UNSA AKONG BUHATON MADJONG LANG TA…
    IKADUHA WA KA KAHINUMDOM SA RADYO BROADCAST NI ESPINA SR. NGA SI GENE CORPIN WALA NIYA PAHUWAMA UG KUARTA NGA MAY PLANO NA DIAY PAGPATAY SA KANHI GOV.DANNY PARILLA,UNYA GI INDORSE KONOHAY NIMO ESPINA SR.SI GENE CORPIN NGA DIDTO PANHUWAM KAN PARE WILLIAM…MORA DIAY SI WILLIAM DIU UG GAMITONON RA SA MGA ESPINA?SA ATO PA SI WILLIAM DIU KARON ANG IMONG GI KONTRA NGA MAONG NAPILDI SI ESPINA SR. KAY COMPIANSA NGA SI REP.CHONG WALAY KUARTA GANI MAY UTANG PA KAN WILLIAM..TAN-AW KA DIANA IKAW UTIP GRABE GYUD KA RADYO BAKTAS LIWAT GYUD KA SA IMONG DINAPIGAN…PATAKA UG PERMA..
    PILDIHONONG GYUD NA IMONG AMO ESPINA SR. BISAN ANG CONGRESSMAN WALAY DAKUNG KUARTA…
    KON AKO MAESTRA OR MAESTRO SI WILLIAM UTANGAN SA MGA TEACHERS KABASA DIAY SI WILLIAM KINSA ANG GIBUTARAN SA MGA TEACHERS…
    KASAGARAN TAWO MODAWAT UG KUARTA PANAHON SA ELECTION TUNGOD SA KALISUD,,DAWAT KO SA KUARTA ESPINA PIRO ANG PANGUTANA KON KAHIBALO BAMO KON KINSA ANG GIBUTARAN?KON SECRETO UG LABOK SI ESPINA SECRETO POD UG LABOK ANG MGA TAWO..
    HUNONG NA UTIP DAGHAN NAKA UG KONTRA DINHI SA BLOG.

  64. Hahay, Utip! Nagsumongsumong ka na man intawon uy. Kita gad ang IP address aron matunghan ka nga lain-lain ning mga tawhana ang imong gilangkub.

    Ang labing dakong klaro mao nga ikaw na lang gayud ang nagtikawtikaw nga para depensa dinhi sa mga Bandido. Ug duna ka pay uban alyas. Unya ipamahid nimo ang imong gibuhat sa uban. Looy pod nimo uy.

  65. KKB(POST 63)
    naghisgot nman lng ka ug nagbaha ug kwarta ang mga espina last 2007 election,pero mao lagi tanang kandidato sa ilang partido ila gayod gidala…dili sama sa inyong gi IDOLONG MAKASARILING POLITIKO nga ang iyang mga kapartido wala na gayod lingia sa last hour election,klaro gayod nga nag solo-flight nalang…sanglit kung ako ang datihang kandidato nga ning linya sa inyong IDOL GLEN sa unang eleksyon,magduhaduha napod ko ug pa linya usab,kay sigurado ko sa abilidad ning intsika, mag inusara napod ni ug PAMUSIL SA IYANG TIG 300PESOS NGADTO SA TIG 500 PESOS…mao ni ang klaro mga kahigalaan, kung unsa naay batasan ning pamilyang intsik sama kang CHARLIE CHONG klaro gayod ka SELFISH…gihakugan ngani ang pila-pila lang nila ka partido sama kang ATTY.ALMADRO,labi na kaha kitang mga navaleno ug mga bilranon…

  66. utip 70,

    nag salimo-ang kana bay?

    ***

    imong amo dili siguro tig basa aning blogs noh kay kung ako pa lang imo amo, patiran ta na ka kay imong mga blogs maka unay man sa imong gilabanan.

    usik-usik ka lang sa suhol bay!

    attention, amo ni utip! maghanap na kayo ng ibang blogger na medyo intelehente. sipain nyo na si utip. lalo kayong dinidiin at napaghahalata sa pinaggagawa nyodahil sa mga blogs ng mokong yan.

    utip, watchout! hapit na kulob imo kaldero…hehehehe

  67. until now wa pa gyud official statements about mining nga gi-release from any concern local government agencies, especially the issuing party which is the office of the provincial governor? alagad!!!!!

    hoy!!! unsa na uy?!!!!

    ikaw glenn, unsa man imo stand ani nga issue. mingaw pa man sa awaaw ang gobernador.

    anyone from DENR biliran?

    what about the office of the municipal mayor of caibiran?

    makabungol inyo kahilum duh…..

  68. spartacus,
    ayaw nalang patugatuga ug sangpit sa imong idolo bahin aning isyuha kay tingali mauwawan ka lang…hunahuna gad intawon ug maayo kinsay mga tawong involved aning negosyoha,naa ang iyang mayor sa caibiran…naa ang iya mga kapamilya si salazar ug mga diu,tuo ka nga paminawan ka pa sa imong idolo?ambot laang bay…mao na ang realidad sa inyong idolo,sa wala pa sa pwesto daghang palami nga sulti ug mga panlubag loob sa katawhan…pero karon nga naka poder na nagpakabuta ug bungol nalang…di ba?

  69. Utip…. klaro gyud kaayo nga favor ka sa mining, kay dako gyud ang kwarta nga makuha diha ug mas dako kaayo ang masulod sa bulsa sa mga Bandido, siguro nakita mo na ang video maluwag na ang nasira at maraming ng buhangin ang nawala sa bundok diba ang sabi ng amo mo, SMALL mining bakit malalaki ang truck at may mga bakho pa, malaking barko ang kumukuha ng buhangin, dinudurog ang malalaking bato na high grade ng sulfur, pag malalim na ang hukay at nasira na ang foundation, sa akala mo ba walang may masamang mangyayari? Wala kang paki alam kasi hindi ka nakatira sa Caibiran paano naman kami? kaya mo bang pigilan ang LANDSLIDE? mabuti sana kung ikaw lang at ang mga BANDIDO ang MALUBONG HA LAPOK for your Info. walang public hiring na ginawa sa Caibiran dahil kung meron lahat kami hindi papayag, maraming trabahanti ang nag kakasakit kulang pa ang sweldo na 150 per day pambili ng gamot sa hospital. Bakit mayor lang ng Caibiran ang sinisisi ninyo dapat tanungin nyo rin ang VICE MAYOR at mga SB dahil sila ang nag decide dito, nakausap ko ang isang SB I ask him bakit pumayag sila ang sabi niya kasi sa meeting sinabi sa kanila na SMALL MINING lang, ngayon na nakita nila na maluwang na ang nasisira sa bundok natauhan sila, sana nga tuloy tuloy na ang pag STOP ng operation nila bago mahuli ang lahat….. Congressman masayang masaya kami sa lahat ng tulong na ginawa mo sa mga Biliranon, sa 2 years na pag upo mo bilang Cong. dami ng kalsada ang na cemento, hindi kami nagkamali sa pag pili sayo.. we are PROUD of you.. malapit ng matapos ang cross country…. Thank you very much sa shool bus, malaking tulong sa amin na mahihirap…. God bless you

  70. UTIP… FYI… alam mo ba kung sino ang nag kombinsi sa mga SB sa Caibiran at sa Vice mayor na partido ng mga Bandido????? ang isang kasamahan mo tauhan at security ni Gov. si Danny… kaya na aproban ang Small Mining ng Vice Mayor sila ang nag decide dito, HINDI si Mayor…

  71. Nag bigay ng tag 10,000 each sa mga SB sa Caibiran para pumirma sa resolution last June ang pangako every month mag bibigay pero minsan lang sila binigyan, ang tanong saan galing ang pera? diba kay Gov? kasi tauhan niya ang nagbigay… … so huwag niyong idamay si Cong…

  72. MMC,
    SA IMONG GISUWAT NGARI MURAG NAHIMOTANG NGA ANG INYONG MAYOR DIHA SA CAIBIRAN inutil kaayo…AS MAYOR KUNG UGALING DILI KA MOANGAY NG BUHATANA,MAGPAKABUTA UG BUNGOL KA LANG?HUNAHUNA UG MAAYO UNSAY GAHUM NIANANG POSIYONA DIHA SA INYONG LUNGSOD…PARA NAKO,KANA KAY NAKASUGOD MAN PAG OPERATE, BUOT PASABOT ANG INYONG MAYOR NING TOLERATE ANA.. UG NAGHISGOT MAN POD KA NGA WALAY PUBLIC HEARING GIBUHAT, KANANG GI EXECUTE NGA RESOLUTION SA SB COUNCIL NINYO DIHA, MAO NANA ANG SILBI ANA KUMO GIPILI SA KATAWHAN…UG NAA PA NANGHAMBOG PAKA UG MGA PROYEKTO SA IMONG KONGRESISTA NGA GIKAUGALINGAN LANG UG TRABAHO SA IYANG AMAHAN…NATURAL, KAY UNSA MAY LANG DIAY NA ANG IYANG pork barrel?GILAAN NA PARA SA KATAWHAN,PERO SIGURADO KO MAO RA NA GIASAHAN SA INYONG CONG…MAO RA NA ANG IYA PROYEKTO..PROYEKTO..FAVORITES NA SA IYANG AMAHAN…PERO MAY KABAHIN SA IYANG PANAAD NGA ILINGGAWAS TA SA KALISOD UNSA MAN ANG IYANG NABUHAT?WALA…UG LAIN PA BAHIN ANANG IMONG GIHISGOT NGA SCHOOL BUS, NGANONG MOBIYAHE NALANG MAN NA PANAGSA SA PAGKAKARON?MAAYO RA SA PAGSUGOD,AMBOT KAHA KUNG KALAHUTAY BA NA SA HANGTOD NGA PAGSERBISYO…

  73. UTIP,

    murag tinood nang gipang blog ni MMC. sabagay dili maka lihok ang mayor pag supak ang mga sb.. gaya dito sa naval..

    Governor, bakit tahimik ka dyan? wag mo hintayin na ipapalabas namin ang mga dokumento nag kasali ka dito… siguradong talo ka na sa 2010 election! kaya pala nanalo si Gretchen… dahil pa la sa solfur.

  74. Hi guys,

    I found this website… Number 3 in Google. keyword “Biliran Mining”

    http://solfotara.com/biliran-epithermal-gold-project.html

    Biliran Gold-Sulphur Project

    The Biliran Gold-Sulphur Project covers a large area of the island of Biliran, accessible by road from Leyte. The project consists of two EPA’s covering 12,418 hectares ( 124 sq. km)

    The Biliran Project was acquired for the gold potential. From a geologist’s point of view, it has remarkable similarities to Lihir.

    Biliran Island consists geologically of numerous volcanic centers overprinted on each other. A prominent fumarole field is centered within the project area. It is contained within an eastward facing caldera, on an island approximately 125 kilometers west of the lip of the Pacific trench scarp. An area of greater than 2 square kilometers is covered by pervasive advanced argillic spongy silica alteration which is variably impregnated with sulphur. The area contains an abundance of fumaroles which are currently depositing the sulphur. The siliceous cap is underlain by argillic alteration consisting of gougy pyritic clay. Historic geothermal holes drilled in the area were never assayed, but drill logs show extensive areas of quartz-adularia-calcite-pyrite veining below this zone.

    Previous and recent sampling has shown that gold is present in the system, and grades of several grams Au/T can be seen in historic samples from the area.

    The company is assessing the viability of the sulphur deposit. Previous historic, but unconfirmed data shows a resource of 20 million mT grading approximately 10% sulphur. No distinction is made between native sulphur and pyritic sulphide.

    The Biliran Project has advanced to the stage where all of the mandatory requirements for the issuance of the EP, including securing NCIP clearance for the area, are completed. The EP is awaiting forwarding to the central office for approval.

    Biliran stands as a semi-virgin gold target, drilled but never assayed, with a multi million ounce potential based on the Lihir analogy.

  75. Hi UTIP…… Ang mayor sa Caibiran hindi INUTIL at lalong hindi BULAG or BINGI ..maganda siya did you meet her in personal? Ang Vice Mayor at SB ang gumagawa ng resolution, sa palagay mo kaya may magagawa ang MAYOR kung ang Vice at lahat ng SB ay pumirma na sa resolution, kung hindi siya pumirma magkakaroon ng War sa Municipyo 1 laban sa 8, magaling kasi si GOV mag bayad ng tao just imagine 10,000 each just for one signature, para lang ma approved ang Small Mining.. I can understand, sa hirap ng buhay ngayon pag ang isang tao nakakita ng pera kahit ikakasama ng bayan mag sasamantala [ if money talks every body listen] meron bang laban ang MAYOR sa GOVERNOR????? Thanks for your INFO. about public hearing na pwede na pala mag decide ang SB kahit anong project, kahit malagay na sa panganib ang aming bayan kasi pinili sila ng tao, ang pag ka alam ko kasi sa public hearing ipapatawag ang mga tao at ipa alam sa amin na may papasok dito na kukuha ng buhangin or mga bato sa aming BUNDOK nagulat nalang kami na marami ng malaking dump truck na nagdadala ng buhangin sa may Sito Patag Culaba at duon nag hihintay ang malaking Barko… About project ni Cong. sinabi mo na sinarili ng father ni Cong… itatanong ko lang kung kay Charlie ba ang TUSCAN CONSTRUCTION, kasi yan ang nakikita namin sa Cross country na nag cecemento,.. TOTOO pinag yayabang namin ang mga project ni CONG. kasi sa tagal ng mga Espina na namuno sa ating probinsya 12 yrs, wala kaming nakita na ganito kataas na concreting sa kalsada, saan naman kaya nilagay ang PORK BARREL nuon ng AMO mo for 12 yrs…. bakit ngayon si Cong. 2 yrs lang marami na ang nagawa .. Alam mo wala kaming PAKI ALAM kung sino at kung Kanino napunta ang mga PROJECT ang mahalaga may nakikita at natutulungan ang mga tao, hindi kami nagkamali at kailan man hindi kami mag sisi sa pag pili kay Cong. masayang masaya kami lalo na ang cemento sa cross country, ngayon ma iiwasan na ang HOLD UP kasi mapapa bilis na ang takbo ng motors at 4 wheels, alam namin na kahit anong gawin ni Cong. na mabuti para sa mga tao.. hindi yon mabuti kay GOV. at sayo lalo na kunti lang ang nagawa ni Gerry boy at ng pamilya nya, totoo Naval to Kawayan puro na cemento, dapat isipin din ng mga Espina kami rin sa Caibiran bumoto sa kanya pero wala silang nagawang concreting project may nakita kaming KARATOLA project of Cong. Gerry boy Espina, pero naka upo na nuon si Atty. we really confuse bakit may project pa si Gerry boy na naka upo na si Atty. Glen can you explain pls.?? Yes nag promise si Atty na tutulungan tayo para makaahon sa HIRAP,,, sa palagay mo ba wala siyang ginawa????? kung sa iyong isip, puso at kaluluwa wala, sa amin meronnnnnnnn… at napakalaki inahon kami sa Kahirapan…. kung alam mo lang from Caibiran to Naval mas mabilis dumaan sa cross country its takes 1 and 1/2 hours bago kami makarating back in Espina regime, marami ng patient ang namatay sa KALSADA dahil sahirap ang daan at malalaki ang BATO pag 4 wheels ang sakayan SIRA na ang truck sa daan na mamatay na ang patiente dipa nakarating sa Hospital, ngayon punta ka sa Caibiran 30 minutes nakarating kana sa Naval.. lalo nag pag motor ang sakyan it takes 20 minutes diba inahon kami sa kahirapan???, at least sa ngayon kahit mamatay ang patiente nakarating naman sa hopital, hindi mo nararamdaman ang hirap kasi hindi ka taga Caibiran.. About BUS ni Cong… 3 times a week lang kasi nag reklamo ang mga habal habal motors na wala na silang income, at alam mo ba ang ginagawa ng mga supporters ni Espina naglalagay ng mga pako or anything para ma FLAT ang gulong ng school BUS at sasabihin mga bulok ang BUS ni Cong. ang totoo hindi bulok ang mga bus.. kundi BULOK ang UTAK ng mga tao na hindi marunong magpahalaga sa kabutihan na ginawa ni CONG….

  76. BILIRAN ISLAND WEB POLL as of Dec. 9 , 2008

    Are you in favor of Mining Operation in Biliran Island?

    No 81.05 % (124)
    Yes 18.95 % (29)

    Comments:

    Noel Palana: 27-Nov-2008 17:53
    I’m not in favor at this time untill the thorough investigation if it is safe to operate.

    “Rod” : 28-Nov-2008 07:33
    “No”…. If given a chose to make a difference, I would not approve of Mining Operation on Biliran Island. Based on the effort by Biliranians to improve Tourism. I think Mining Operations would not only harm the Tourism effort, but over time I believe the beautiful environment on the Island will suffer as well.

    kishiamae: 29-Nov-2008 22:08
    kay nganu nga mag miing mna dri sa ato? knsa man maka binipisyo ana? unya kanang mining kay daku and peruhisyo ans? unsa may matabang ana sa ato mga biliranun ? busa huna huna usa kadaghan usa mo mag implement sa inyung mga personal nga mga interest, ok

    neil: 30-Nov-2008 16:27
    No.because can cause landslide or soil erosion watever…

    lods: 2-Dec-2008 09:27
    if the mining continue to our beloved island, the biliran can be call biliran DISGUISE not PARADISE…huhuhuhu

    dee ann velarde: 3-Dec-2008 11:33
    They may harmed the people of biliran, especially villagers near the site of operation. Once the goverment let them, they do only is ruining our habitat.
    Those people are craving to do it again and again, from place to place where they thought ,can get more treasure/minerals.
    PS: DONT EVER LET THEM!

    babu: 4-Dec-2008 03:01
    to make biliran improve

    concern biliranons: 4-Dec-2008 14:15
    biliran is a small island and many volcano’s for me mining can make biliran more dangerous, stop mining, preserve our land.

    gess: 6-Dec-2008 08:54
    it would ruin the island’s environment

    febe felecia faller: 6-Dec-2008 12:57
    od kay sigurado mag landslide kung may typhoon na kusog.

    mark varias: 7-Dec-2008 17:53
    i’m not favor in mining in biliran island,because time will come our island will be destroyed

    vincent: 8-Dec-2008 11:41
    i am not in favor of mining, it may lead into land slide beware about it!

    liana: 8-Dec-2008 16:26
    hindi ako pabor sa mining operation. Jusko!!! although makatabang na sa atong economy sa ato province…still 8s not right na siraon ang atong paradise.

  77. TO MY FELLOW BILIRANONS:

    I POST THIS OFFICIAL STATEMENT FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW ABOUT MY STAND IN RESPECT OF THE MINING OPERATIONS (ACTUAL AND PROSPECTIVE) ALLOWED OR WILL BE ALLOWED BY GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA IN HIS CAPACITY AS LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE.

    I RECOGNIZE THAT MINING IS NOT A SUSTAINABLE DRIVER OF OUR LOCAL ECONOMY. THOUGH IT MAY PROVIDE TEMPORARY JOBS AND ECONOMIC UPLIFTMENT IN THE SHORT-TERM, THE MINED/EXTRACTED RESOURCES ARE EITHER ALMOST IRREPLACEABLE OR TOTALLY IRREPLACEABLE. SULPHUR AND WHITE CLAY DEPOSITS ARE CERTAINLY NOT RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES. ONCE THE DEPOSITS DRY UP OR ARE TOTALLY EXTRACTED, THE MINES STOP THEIR OPERATIONS AND LEAVE.

    I RECOGNIZE THAT MINING OPERATIONS ARE BY NATURE HAZARDOUS TO THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE WORKING OR LIVING IN AND AROUND MINE SITES. THE COMMUNITIES WITHIN WHICH MINING OPERATIONS TAKE PLACE ARE THE FIRST ONES TO SUFFER AND WILL SUFFER THE MOST BOTH INDIVIDUALLY AS WELL AS COLLECTIVELY.

    I RECOGNIZE THAT MINING OPERATIONS BY THEIR NATURE ARE HIGH-IMPACT ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AFFECTING NOT ONLY THE IMMEDIATE LOCALITY BUT THE BROADER COMMUNITY. MINING OPERATIONS DISTURBS THE ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE THAT CONTRIBUTES TO GENERAL WELL-BEING OF OUR COMMUNITIES. IN THE ABSENCE OF SPECIFIC GUARANTEES FOR THEIR RESTORATION AFTER EXTRACTION, OUR COMMUNITIES STAND TO SUFFER IRREPARABLE DAMAGE NOT ONLY IN THIS GENERATION BUT FUTURE GENERATIONS AS WELL.

    IT IS FOR THIS REASON THAT I ADD MY VOICE TO THE INCREASINGLY CLEAR VOICE OF OUR PEOPLE REJECTING THESE KINDS OF MINING OPERATIONS WITHIN OUR STILL-PRESTINE ISLANDS. THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT OF OUR PEOPLE IN THESE MINE OPERATIONS CANNOT OFFSET THE TREMENDOUS SOCIAL, MEDICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS IT WILL MAKE TO BEAR UPON OUR PEOPLE. I HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THE WORKERS IN ONE OF THESE SITES ARE WORKING WITHOUT SAFETY GEARS WHICH IS CLEARLY DETRIMENTAL TO THEIR HEALTH. WHILE THEY EARN MEASLY INCOMES TEMPORARILY, THE GREATER COST COMES LATER WHEN THEY START GETTING SICK. THEIR HEALTH BILLS WILL ADD MORE PRESSURE ON THE ALREADY-STRAINED HEALTH BUDGETS OF OUR PROVINCE. I DON’T KNOW IF ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFEGUARDS AS WELL AS SUSTAINABLE RESTORATION PROGRAMS ARE PUT IN PLACE.

    I ADD MY VOICE TO THE PEOPLE’S CLEAR CLAMOR TO PUT A STOP TO THESE OPERATIONS AND STRONGLY URGE GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA TO CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE HIS COMMITMENT TO TRULY SERVE OUR PEOPLE. GOVERNOR ESPINA CANNOT SIMPLY GIVE OUR PEOPLE LIP-SERVICE. HE MUST DEMONSTRATE HIS COMMITMENT IN CLEAR AND UNEQUIVOCAL TERMS BY REVOKING THE PERMIT ALREADY ISSUED AND HOLDING INDEFINITELY IN ABEYANCE THE ISSUANCE OF NEW PERMITS. IT IS GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA WHO ISSUES AND GRANTS THESE PERMITS. THE BUCK STOPS WITH HIM.

    I URGE OUR PEOPLE TO INCREASE PRESSURE ON GOVERNOR ESPINA TO START ACTING IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PEOPLE, IT IS HE WHO SIGNED OR WILL SIGN THE PERMIT, HE MUST BE THE ONE TO REVOKE IT. IF GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA REFUSES TO HEED THE CALL OF OUR PEOPLE FOR THE PROTECTION OF OUR ISLAND, THEN WE SHOULD CLEARLY SEE HIM AS THE GREATEST TRAITOR. I WILL NOT BE SURPRISED IF HE REFUSES TO ACT… ANYWAY, HE IS NEVER A NATIVE OF OUR LAND… HE IS NEVER A BILIRANON… ONLY PURE-BLOODED BILIRANONS LOVE OUR ISLAND.

    (NOTE: I WILL INITIATE ACTIONS FROM MY END TO HAVE THE ON-GOING OPERATION CEASE. HOWEVER, I ASK OUR PEOPLE TO HELP INCREASE AWARENESS ABOUT THIS PROBLEM AND INCREASE PRESSURE ON GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA TO WITHDRAW THE PERMIT HE ALREADY GRANTED.)

  78. TO MY FELLOW FREEDOM FIGHTERS:

    I THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN ME. YOU AND OUR PEOPLE HAVE TRUSTED ME ONCE. I WILL REPAY YOU FOR THE TRUST YOU GAVE ME IN TERMS OF BETTER AND MORE PUBLIC SERVICES.

    OVER THE NEXT 3 YEARS, IN INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT: OUR BARANGAYS WILL GET ABOUT 528 PROJECTS; OUR MUNICIPALITIES WILL GET ABOUT 32 PROJECTS; AND THERE ARE ABOUT 45 NATIONAL GOVERNMENT PROJECTS DURING MY TERM. THIS YEAR, WE HAVE FUNDED THE CONCRETING OF 7.9 KILOMETERS OF NATIONAL ROAD. NEXT YEAR, WE WILL FUND THE CONCRETING OF ANOTHER 12.7 KILOMETERS OF NATIONAL ROAD. NEXT YEAR, THE CROSS-COUNTRY ROAD WILL BE FINISHED.

    IN SOCIAL, HEALTH AND EDUCATION SERVICES: WE WILL CONNECT ALL HIGH SCHOOLS TO THE INTERNET BY NEXT YEAR. WE WILL ALSO BUILD THE FIRST-EVER PUBLIC LIBRARY HUB FOR BILIRAN TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS. WE WILL BE BUILDING ABOUT 20 MORE CLASSROOMS FOR NEXT YEAR. WE WILL ALSO BE COMPLETING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE 2ND BATCH OF 12,500 SCHOOL BAGS TO OUR ELEMENTARY PUPILS BEGINNING JAN 09. WE WILL ENDEAVOR TO FINISH DISTRIBUTING OUR 5,000 PESOS/YEAR TUITION SUBSIDY FOR OUR COLLEGE STUDENTS (TO DATE 324 STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED 5,000 PESOS EACH). NEXT YEAR, WE WILL PURCHASE 8 MORE SCHOOL BUSES TO FULLY SERVE THE ENTIRE 12,000 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EVERY SINGLE DAY OF CLASS. WE WILL ALSO LAUNCH OUR STRATEGIC HEALTH INITIATIVE NEXT YEAR.

    TO THE ESPINA MINIONS:

    IF YOU THINK IM BRAGGING AND WHAT I LISTED ABOVE IS TALL ORDER… JUST KEEP A COPY OF THIS POST. BY 2010, LETS CHECK THEM OUT IF I HAVE COMPLIED OR NOT. I AM NEVER AFRAID TO MAKE BOLD PROMISES BECAUSE MY HEART IS READY AND WILLING TO KEEP IT. I OWE IT TO THE ORDINARY MEN AND WOMEN TOILING IN BILIRAN JUST TO KEEP AN HONEST LIVING AMID THE HARDSHIPS OF THE TIMES.

    IF YOUR GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA IS A TRUE SERVANT OF THE PEOPLE… WHY NOT MAKE HIM A WRITTEN PROMISE JUST LIKE WHAT I DO NOW. SO THAT BY 2010, WE WILL HAVE A GAUGE AS TO HOW SERVED US.

    AS FOR THE BUSES, DILI PA DAILY AND SERVICE. MON-WED-FRI ANG ONE SECTOR. TUE-THURS ANG THE OTHER SECTOR BECAUSE KULANG PA GYUD ANG 8 BUSES. NEXT YEAR, WE WILL BUY 8 MORE BUSES PARA EVERY SINGLE DAY, NAA NAY FREE SCHOOL SERVICE SI GLENN CHONG.

    BASIN UG NAAY MOHILAK KUNG MAHIMO NASAD NA NAKO!

    BASIN BATUON NAPUD ANG MGA BUSES SA MGA TAWONG DILI MAKA AGWANTA MAGTAN-AW SA LIBRENG SERBISYO!

    I HAVE SHOWN OUR PEOPLE WHAT I CAN DO… TELL YOUR GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA NGA PAKITA PUD KA DIHA UG KANANG IMONG PROYEKTO NGA DILI INUTANG… DAKO RA BA GYUD INYONG GOBERNADOR TUBAGONON ATUBANGAN SA KATAWHAN SA IYANG PAGPASAKIT KANILA… I WILL TELL IT ONLY AT THE RIGHT TIME!

  79. DIA NAY PAHIMANGNO GIKAN SA MGA OBISPO:

    CBCP calls for halt to mining in RP

    By Dona Pazzibugan
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 20:46:00 12/09/2008

    MANILA, Philippines — The Catholic Church leadership said on Tuesday the Arroyo administration should immediately halt mining operations due to the “uncontrollable plunder” of the country’s natural resources.

    The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) made the call in a pastoral letter it issued on December 8 titled, “Upholding the Sanctity of Life.”

    It has been 20 years since the CBCP last issued a pastoral letter on the environment which was titled, “What is happening to our beautiful land?”

    In its latest pastoral letter, which would be read in all Church masses, the CBCP called for a moratorium on mining activities “until the government and the mining companies learn to uphold the rights of the indigenous peoples, compensate the affected communities for past damage and ensure responsible mining activities.”

    The CBCP assailed the mining industry for its “poor record of community accountability.”

    It said mining companies “have systematically engaged in the rape of Mother Earth and left a legacy of impoverished communities and environmental despoliation.”

    Hitting the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the CBCP said most of the mining projects were given an environmental compliance certificate “without securing the free prior and informed consent of the affected communities.”

    The bishops said the government compromised the country’s long-term development goals due to its “uncontrolled and poorly regulated exploitation” of mineral resources.

    “The Mining Act of 1995 encourages the exploitation by granting priority access rights to water and timber. Communities are slowly eased out of their land as expansion sites granted with mining permits and clearances affect considerable portions of land utilized for agriculture,” the CBCP said.

    The CBCP also called for a stop to illegal logging and “multisectoral cooperation” would be necessary to stop the threat to the country’s forests.

    It said most of the country’s watersheds have been denuded through land conversion that was aggravated by slash-and-burn farming and illegal logging.

    The CBCP called on the government to enforce a total commercial log ban and to intensify efforts to reforest denuded areas vulnerable to earthquakes, landslides and floods.

    The CBCP also supported making use of healthier and less destructive sources of energy such as those from wind and solar energies, water and geothermal resources.

    “The challenge to preserve our beautiful land may be difficult but not impossible,” the CBCP said, adding “no material gain can equate with the value of life.”

  80. AYAW INTAWON NINYO UG PASIPAD-E ANG SCHOOL BUS NGA MAGBUTANG UG LANSANG SA KALSADA ARON MOBOTO ANG LIGID.
    KALOY-E INTAWON NINYO ANG MGA KABOS NGA GINIKANAN NGA DELI KA SUPORTA SA PAMASAHI ADLAW ADLAW SA MGA STUDIANTI..KANI KINASING KASING NGA PAG TABANG SA CONGRESSMAN SA MGA STUDIANTI SA HIGH SCHOOL ARON MAN LANG MAKA SAVE SA PAMASAHI.ANG PAMASAHI MA SAVE IPALIT NALANG UG SUD-AN OR PAGKAON.
    NGANO MAN GAYUD NGA MAY TAWO NGA KAMAO MAG PASAKIT SA IYANG ISIG KA TAWO…
    UTIP,DELI GAD INTAWON KO MUSLIM OI?TAGA BILIRAN KAAYO KUNG DAKU..SIGURO WALAY MUSLIM NGA MAG APIL APIL ANING MGA ISSUE DINHI SA BLOG.ANG ILANG GI SIGURO NGA NAAY KUARTA MOABOT NILA ADLAW ADLAW..
    AKO DELI MUSLIM LUMALABAN SA KATARONG,DELI LUMALABAN SA KADAUTAN,ANG MUSLIM DELI PURE NGA TAGA BILIRAN,KON DELI KUSOG ANG ILANG NEGOSYO DINHING DAPITA SA NAVAL ANDAM NA MOPAULI SA ILANG PINOY-ANAN SA MINDANAO…
    NO COMMENTS SA MUSLIM PARIHAS RANA SILA TAWO NGA SAMA NATO MOKAON ADLAW ADLAW UG ADMAN MAGPAKABUHI.

  81. Rep Glenn Chong

    Thank you for making your stand clear to the Biliranons ; and for adding your voice to the opposition against present and future mining operations in Biliran.

    Well done to your efforts to seek more budget allocations for the programs of government you have lready accomplished and for those projects that will be implemented in the immediate future.

    I hope that Governor Roger Espina will take the challenge and prove to the Biliranons of his sincerity to adhere to the oath he swore as Governor of Biliran to improve the lives of the Biliranons and protect their interests

    God Bless Biliran

  82. cong.chong,
    kanang imong gipagawas nga mga figure for instance sa 12.7kms national raods conc. man kaha for next year,para nako dako ni nga pangilad…kay para sa atong kasayuran in every kilometer sa nat’l road conc.ang roughly estimate ana will range to 20M,and w/ that figure nga imong gipagawas it would need a budget of almost 254M…pangutana pila man lang na ang imong PORK BARREL DI BA 70M MN LANG/YEAR
    …CONG.may kabahin ani ayaw gad palabi ug tulbok ug numero aron lamang kapanlinlang deri,lisod na gad ka katuohan ron panahuna kay daghan na ang inyong gibuhat nga mo sukwahi sa imong mga panaad,sama kadtong may kabahin nga DILI DAW MAHITABO NGA INYONG PAMILYA MANGINLABOT BAHIN SA IMONG MGA PROYEKTO,BAHIN ANA UNSA MAN..DI BA ANG IMONG AMAHAN MAN ANG MAY SAY ANA?
    UG PARA SA INYONG KASAYURAN MGA TAGA CAIBIRAN..BAHIN ANANG INYONG GIPANGHAMBOG NGA PAGPASEMENTO DIHA SA cross-country DI BA SA PANAHON NI CONG.CHONG DI BA HALOS MGA 6 KILOMETERS NAMAN LANG NA ANG WALA MAIPASEMENTO DIHA HANGTOD SA JUNCTION?nganong kaingon man mo nga inyong cong.chong ang nakapalukop ana?suroy mo
    palibot…mapa barangay…mapalungsod…mapa national roads…mapa tulay…kinsa naay dakong accomplishment?

  83. Hastilan ini hi Utip oi!, bisan anu nala ginpapan yakan.
    Ikaw it sudoy para masabutan nimo kun anu it kamatouran.
    PURO KALA MGA HEARSAY., waray improvement im mga blogs.
    A little knowledge is very dangerous

  84. Himoon ni nato nga theme song sa Biliran Anti-Mining Movement.

    THIS LAND IS MINE (Theme of the movie “Exodus”)

    Artist: Andy Williams
    Music written for 1960 film “Exodus” by Ernest Gold, who won an Oscar for the score. Words added in 1961 by Pat “White Bucks” Boone as “This Land Is Mine.” Various versions charted in 1961 by Ferrante and Teicher; Mantovani;
    Eddie Harris (jazz rendition); Pat Boone); and Edith Piaf.

    This land is mine, God gave this land to me
    This brave and ancient land to me
    And when the morning sun reveals her hills and plain
    Then I see a land where children can run free

    So take my hand and walk this land with me
    And walk this lovely land with me
    Though I am just a man, when you are by my side
    With the help of God, I know I can be strong

    Though I am just a man, when you are by my side
    With the help of God, I know I can be strong

    To make this land our home
    If I must fight, I’ll fight to make this land our own
    Until I die, this land is mine.

  85. Naa na sad ka Utip, paghilum nalang lagi ka diha kay way pulos na imo blog, klaro kaayo nga naawa ka kay wa ka kuha ug project ni Congressman,…..ngano man jud ug iya amahan ang mag trabahao ana….tutal dili man Gobvernador na siya, dili sad SB member, dili Mayor, sama sa imo mga amo sa una nga sila tanan naa sa gobyerno nag work unya tanang project sa gobyerno sila sad nagkupot, …See mga Biliranon,…..unsang klasi ni si Utip,…..ikaduha we don’t care basta nahimo ni Congressman iya mga saad sa iya term nga walay UTANG NGA BAYRANAN ANG MGA BILIRANON…..

    Are you not happy Mr. Utip?….ofcourse not kay way sulod imo bulsa,…thats the reality,…mao nga naawa jud kaayo ka….Ayaw ingon nga si Congressman ra ang naay saad niadtung eliksyon pati imo amo naa sad, so ayaw pag bukiki sa sarili nimong samad oy…pagpuyo diha.

    Merry Xmas to all Biliranon,…..May that the Lord God be with us Always……

  86. Ini hi utip baga inin pato na bungol.
    Kay bisan anhon mo hiya pagbaton han kamatouran diri ito namamati.
    Bisan batoon mo pa ito hin bato diri ka ito panumbalingon.
    Napaka pa naman,para sidngon la na naugop ha at mga pobre

    Pero tagi daw ito hin buhay buhay. Di ba purot purot iton pansin ha im.Bisan padilaon mo it ha im rapadapa.Masugot gihap ito. Basta puno la an iya bursa.Bangin himoon ka pa ito niya na santo

  87. To All Bloggers,
    Freedom Fighters
    Biliranons now living abroad
    Biliranon OFWs
    Biliranon Youth

    Rep Glenn Chong has already released his official statement and we welcome his clear stand on this very serious emerging issue. It is a clear message of opposition to the present and anyfuture mining operations in Biliran.

    We are still waiting for Gov Roger Espina and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Mayor Bulak and the SB Members of Caibiran, The Barangay Captain for Cabibihan, Caibiran the head of the Provincial Office of DENR.

    Are these people insensitive to the Biliranons’ cry for transparency and accountability? Or simply think, SILENCE IS THE BEST DEFENSE? Or is it the arrogance of it all?

    If they think this problem will go away, they better think three times now. The truth will come out and when it does, it will be too late by then.

    Biliranons deserved to know the truth. If the above mentioned personalities refuse to deal with the truth, then we can safely assume, that there are bigger things hidden behind these facade of silence, which is beginning to unfold as a conspiracy to sell Biliran for own selfish interests.

    Biliranons are waiting and these people are running out of time. This is not a threat. This is a statement of fact.

    God Bless Biliran

  88. This land is mined

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  89. UTIP ….. ang napagawa ng mga Espina for 12 yrs. mga Bridge lang at hindi pa natapos tingnan mo nga ang Mainit River pinagawa ba ng AMO mo? ilan tao na ang namatay diyan? marami na…alin at saan cemento ang pinagsasabi mo??? taga Caibiran kami kaya alam namin ang lahat…huwag mo ng ipagtangol si GOV. kasi alam ng mga Biliranon kung ano ang pinag gagawa ng pamilya niya, mag pacemento lang ng ilan meters, tapos mag tatambak ng GRABA pag malakas ang ulan dala lahat ng baha, ilan milliones ang budget?? alam mo yun diba? Mag ISIP ka naman, bigyan mo naman ng pansin ang kabutihan at taos pusong pag silbi ni Cong. sa ating probinsya after 3 yrs duon kana lang mag comment baka may maniwala pa sayo. We proud of you Atty. Glenn keep up the good works, we support you till the END. GOD bless

  90. pro-chong,
    naunsa naman mo uy…asa naman na ang inyong mga hibalo o nagpaka may prinsipyo mo,kahuman inyo na itugot nga ang amahan sa kongresista nga si CHARLIE CHONG magpadayon ug pangamkam sa panudlanan sa goberno?asa naman na intawon ninyo gibutang na ang inyong mga hunahuna?grabe..motugot lang mo nga ingon ana ang buhaton sa pamilya chong?nga ang iyang PORK BARREL sila lang pod ang mounay pang harvest…naunsa naman mo uy!
    para sa inyong kasayuran dili lang ni panghinambog sama sa inyo,sa panahon pa nga ang ESPINA SR. usa pa ka DEPUTY SPEAKER sa kongreso ug MAJORITY FLOOR LEADER sa COMMISION ON APPOINMENTS sa congress,sumala sa akong pag assess sa iyang mga naihatag nga improvements ngari sa atong probinsya,moabot gayod ug halos 150M/year ang kantidad nga mga kaayuhan nga ibubo kanato,inspite nga ang iyang pork barrel is only 50M/year at that time…tungod na nga daghan ang iyang mga kaila o contact sa kaulohan,diin kini si ESPINA SR. taas man gayod ni ang eksperyensa sa panggobernohan,mao na ang importante sa usa ka lider deri sa ato nga kinahanglan kamao molihok pamiling ug dugang nga pondo…just imagine,deri lang sa naval atong usisaon unsa kadako na nga kaayuhan nga inyong makita ngari,sa mga kabarangayan sama sa talustusan…mga tulay pila ang kantidad ana…national road concreting(naval-kawayan-25kms),(cross-country section-15kms),(biliran-cabucyan-12kms),(some portions sa caibiran-culaba-7kms)…mga seawalls…school bulidings…grabe just imagine mga pro-chong,kanang inyong kongresista kinsa man na intawon ang maduolan sa kaulohan nga deri man la na nagpinuyo sa ato o sa cebu ning eskwela,mao na ang realidad diha…sanglit walay lain gisaligan ana kung di ang iyang CDF lamang nga 70m/YEAR

  91. Komedyante pod usahay ni si Utip, uy! Klaroha nang imong distansya sa nasemento sa Naval-Kawayan road ha? Kay moabot ta ana sa Maripipi. Seguro ang total budget, bale 25 kms., kay morag ka man nagtamud diha sa imong amo. Unya kay 17 kms ra man gikan sa Naval ngadto sa Kawayan, sa ato pa ang ubang budget gicemento sa bulsa ni Pugak?

  92. Baa daw ini hi utip, nagtikang na naman liwat han pinaka kadaan niya na mga blogs.
    Kadamo mo na ito balika. Diri na ito importante kun dako an experensya ni Pawiks.
    An importante ha am kun gin anu an pag gamit han pondo para kaupayan ha tanan ngan may nakikita.
    Diri puro yakan la. Sigi daw utip han panahon ni Gerry Bak ikumpara daw yana ha panahon ni Rep Chong kun hin o dako na accomplishment. Ini utip baga ini sirang plaka pabalik balik.

  93. POST 105,
    i hisgot gad unsa gud ka dako ang nahimo sa inyong kongresista..aber,ang ako natan awan ron mao ra man na nga mga pathway nga worth 100T,diin diha pa gyod gipamotang sa dili classified as brgy.roads nga lugar, murag ma question man tingali ning taktikaha ni CHARLIE CHONG,nga pati mga private roads gipangsemento…ayaw nalang gad mo ana nga minarama nga buhat,kay halatado na nga pinolitika lang ni nga style basta daghang pamilya ang makapulos,hala pasemento gud..mao na ang klaro nga poderoso,dili na mosubay sa reglamento sa goberno,ang ila nalang ang masunod.

  94. Basaha daw dida han 2008 Project of Rep Chong.
    Makikita mo han mga pictures na diri la tag 100 T ang mga project ni Rep Chong.
    Bukaha pag upay im mata para makakita ka hin tiupay.

    Kay anu nag aalburuto ka han project na pathway ni Rep Chong.
    Bi ba han panahon han mga Espina may mga pathway liwat hira na project.
    Di ba amu ito istilo han mga Espina!? Para la makakuha hin botos han mga pamilya.
    Tas yana imo na liwat ini ginpapasa na binuhatan han mga Espina ngadto kan Rep Chong.

    An maupay na intention ni Rep Chong para masalbar han kakurian an mga tawo.
    Imo pirme gintatagan hin maraot na mga meanings.
    Weirdo kaman masyado utip.

    Dapat ikalipay mo na nagamitan ito na pathway.
    Diri na ikasina mo na damu nakagamit.

    Hain mo man ngay an ito ibutang na pathway,
    Didto han waray mangaragi.?!

  95. KKB natameme hi utip tikang nabara mo na liwat.
    Ulangkaton na naman iton niya yana ang mga kadaan na mga blogs niya na maiha na nabaton.Para sidngon may bag o na liwat hiya na issue. Bagan iya la kaugaringon an iya gin iinuwat.

  96. Utip….anong 15 kilometers ang pinagsasabi mo sa cross country na cemento ng mga Espina??? hwag kang mag salita pag wala kang katibayan at mapapahiya kalang… siguro 5 kilometers lang at ang budget ng 10 kilometers nasa BULSA ng mga bandido..

  97. Utip: all your posts

    What makes you think and who gave you the idea that Rep Chong is only relying on his P70M CDF? What makes you think that only Gerry Espina Sr has the exclusive connections in the national capital?

    Your argument is flawed and is not intended to inform the Biliranons but rather to mislead them.

    I have asked you these questions many times in the past:

    1. Are you the official spokesperson of the Espina Dynasty?

    2. Is the Espina Dynasty prepared to take responsibility for the malicious allegations you have been posting here against persons you cannot even substantiate with documentary evidence and witnesses?

    3. Why do you always twist any issues and use them give to attack the person of Rep Chong and his family and discount his achievements; and glorify Gerry Espina Sr?

    4. Since you are not a genuine fiscalizer, what are you? A blogger for hire?

    Whilst you provide the comic entertainment, your posts are now becoming too redundant and ceased to be funny.
    It is destructive and has one and only one purpose: to destroy Rep Chong and his family.

    As I have told you in the past, I and the Freedom Fighters are not going to watch you disrespect our elected public officials and conduct misinformation drive to distort issues.

    The only reason we have tolerated your moronic posts is that you provide the comic relief. Don’t push your luck, it is running out.

    For the benefit of your limited comprehension let me spell out to you why every time you open your mouth or hit the keyboard with your senseless posts, you dig a deeper hole for the Espina Dynasty.

    I am beginning to wonder if Gerry Espina Sr is indeed intelligent for letting you loose on the cyberspace to destroy them. If I rebut each and every line of your allegations, I assure you, it will bring out the worst among the members of the Espina Dynasty.

    BTW stop comparing Rep Glenn Chong against former Congressman and Mayor Gerry Espina Sr, former Congressman and Mayor Gerryboy Espina Jr, Mayor Rudy Espina and SB Roselyn Paras Espina and Governor Rogelio Espina who composed the Espina Dynasty.

    Correct me if I am wrong:

    Gerry Espina Sr- 9 years as Congressman, 3 years as Mayor for a total of 12 years

    Gov Rogelio Espina- 7 years and 6 months to date with 1 year and 6 months to go. For a total of 9 years

    Gerryboy Espina Jr- 6 years as Mayor and 3 years as Congressman for a total of 9 years

    Mayor Rudy Espina- 7 years and 6 months as Mayor with 1 year and 6 months to go for a total of 9 years.

    SB Roselyn Paras Espina- 7 years and 6 months as SB Member with 1 year and 6 months to go for a total of 9 years.

    Now, if we do our simple arithmetic it will come out as follows:

    Gerry Espina Sr 12 years
    Gov Rogelio Espina 9 years
    Gerryboy Espina Jr 9 years
    Mayor Rudy Espina 9 years
    SB Roselyn Paras Espina 9 years

    Total 48 years

    Rep Glenn Chong 1 year and 6 months and 1 years and 6 months to go for a total of 3 years.

    Is this an apple to apple comparison? Will it stand scrutiny? Yes.

    Now, go back to your claims of accomplishments of the Espina Dynasty with a combined 48 years of incumbency against Rep Glenn Chong’s 3 years and find out if your posts about the accomplishments indeed glorify or crucify the Espina Dynasty.

    The Espina Dynasty has the due advantage of having the capacity to eliminate any opposition to their plans for any projects they want to implement as they control everything, lock stock and barrel.

    Basically, they run Biliran like a family corporation. What Gerry Sr wants, Gerry Sr gets, understand? On the contrary, Rep Glenn Chong is facing opposition from all angles.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not discounting the Espina Dynasty’s accomplishments? However, don’t count their combined projects against the lone projects of Rep Glenn Chong. They have to show a few to justify a combined 48 years of incumbency.

    Is it enough? I will leave it to the Biliranons to judge.

    Were the accomplishments justifying the budget allocation released over their incumbency? Again I will leave it to the Biliranons to judge.

    I trust that in spite of your limited comprehension, you should be able to make an honest, intelligent and impartial apple to apple comparison. No twists, just simple facts.

    I also invite all the bloggers to complete the blanks by posting the individual accomplishments of each and every member of the Espina Dynasty for their period of incumbency for the information of all Biliranons.

    Let us then make a true and fair comparison.

  98. Biliran Island Web Poll Comments:

    ROLDAN P. LASTIMA 9-Dec-2008 19:55

    Although it can help employment of the area, but of course it can destroy the agricultural land of the area. Local government should study carefully the effect of this mining. Biliran province is not realy ideal for mining

    michelle 11-Dec-2008 11:22

    wa mo na lipong..???!! unya malunod d.i ug kalit ang biliran murag manlupad mo…. mga p#g#t and mo say yes… think about it gud kong sakto ba..

  99. aquarius,
    pataka naman lang ni pang compute sa number of years diin nag nag serbisyo ang espina…nganong i include man nimo ang laing posisyon, nga klaro kanang akong gihisgutan nga accomplishments sa pagka kongresista man lang na nahimogso sa panahon sa espina,specifically may kabahin sa national roads,brgys roads,seawalls,school bldgs. and other projects deri sa poblasyon naval and other municipality…mao na ang kalro.

  100. Utip, puwede ba ayaw ilista ang school buildings sa mga accomplishments sa mga Espina? Kay kurakot ra gayud ana ang ning-abot sa ila, mumho ra ang giamot.

    Ang Kawayan ug ang Naval nga gipanguluhan sa mga Espina gamay ra ang mga nahimo nga school buildings sa TEEP basin sa population ratio.

    Sa sobra 350 ka TEEP classrooms, bag-o o gi repair, wala giamot ang probinsiya. Pero ngano man nga gipapatik man ni Gov. Espina ang iya ngalan sa matag-usa niini? Mao ni ang giingon nga pabagaay na lang ug nawong.

    Kahibawo mi Utip nga mo blog ka lang dinhi kausa sa usa ka adlaw, buhi ka na sa saborno sa mga Bandido. Unya moingon na pod ka nga pakabuhi lang ni nimo? Pagtuhay na uy. Maayo pa ug mangawil ka didto sa Aslum, makasibad ka pa ug tae.

  101. Utip 113,

    The projects that you have been glorifying the Espina Dynasty with are combinations of various projects initiated by members of the Espina Dynasty at different stages in time.

    Now that you seem to know everything about all the accomplishments of the Espina Dynasty show the Biliranons which of the projects belong to Gerry Sr, Gerryboy, Gov Espina, Mayor Rudy Espina and projects sponsored by SB Roselyn Paras Espina.

    Then we can identify which is which and, that will allow us to make an apple to apple comparison.

    Granted that you are referring to Gerry Espina Sr and Gerryboy Espina’s accomplishments as compared to Rep Chong’s in as far as the position as Representative of the Lone District of Biliran, the equation will come out as follows:

    Gerry Espina Sr as Congressman 9 years
    Gerryboy Espina Jar as Congressman 3 years
    That is a total of 12 full years of incumbency.

    Rep Glenn Chong has only served 1 year and 6 months with 1 more year and 6 months to go for a total of 3 years.

    I now challenge you to identify each project with the corresponding budgets attributed to Gerry Espina Sr and Gerryboy Espina Jr during the 12 years of their incumbency. You also need to note the status of completion for each project. It will also be helpful for your sake, if you identify the source of budget as you have been continually accusing Rep Chong of being reliant to his P79Million CDF. Let us then calculate how much of combined CDF of both Espinas for the last 12 years have been spent on projects that have improved the lives of Biliranons. Then to prove that Gerry Espina Sr has a monopoly of powerful connection in the national capital, identify the fund sources excluding funds from CDF. Clear?

    Every time you attribute accomplishments to the Gerry Sr, you make a sweeping claim for all the projects done during the 12 years of full control, meaning they occupy the position of Congressman, Governor, Mayor and SB member. Not to mention they control the majority of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, each Sangguniang Bayan of all 8 municipalities, and the Kagawad of the 132 barangays during their incumbency.

    Now respond to this post with facts and figures, and we will start coming up with a fair and factual comparison. Clear?

    Now start working and give Biliranons facts and figures, not twists and rubbish.

    Earn your wages and don’t embarrass the Espina family whom you are representing. Good luck.

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  103. UTIP

    KARON LANG NGA PANAHON NGA ANG KWARTA SA GOBYERNO TINUORAY GYUD NGA NING ABOT SA MGA BARANGAYS. SA PANAHON SA MGA ESPINA, PWERTI GYUD INTAWON NGA AMPO-AMPO SA KATAWHAN SA ILAHA ARON MAHATAGAN UG MOMHO. KARON, EVERY YEAR AUTOMATIC AND WITHOUT MUCH DIFFICULTY, AND PONDO MAOY MOTUK-TUK SA ILANG BARANGAY WITHOUT THEM NEEDING TO BEG FOR A SLICE OF THE PIE. THAT IS 26.4 MILLION EVERY YEAR GOING TO THE BARANGAYS. TAN-AWA UNSA KALIPONG IMONG ‘BUOTAN’ NGA GOBERNADOR ESPINA! NALIPONG GYUD SIYA SA INTENSE NGA KOMPETISYON FOR PUBLIC SERVICE.

    TAKE AS EXAMPLES: IN BARANGAY VILLA ENAGE, ANG SULTI SA MGA TAWO, NASEMENTO NI GOVERNOR ESPINA ANG PORTION SA ILANG KARSADA ONLY AFTER 8 YEARS DIHANG MIABOT ANG AKONG PROYEKTO PAGPASEMENTO PUD UG KARSADA. NILA PA, KUNG WA KA MAGPASEMENTO CONGRESSMAN, DILI PUD NI GOVERNOR SEMENTOHON ANG UBAN PORTION. 8 KUNO SILA KA TUIG SIGE UG PANGAYO.

    IN BARANGAY CALUMPANG, KANANG SA MAY DAR OFFICE DAPIT. UG WALA MOABOT ANG AKONG PONDO PAGPASEMENTO SA MAONG KARSADA DILI PUD DALI-DALION UG SEMENTO NI GOVERNOR ESPINA. BUT FOR THE LAST 8 YEARS GIHAPON NGA SIYA ANG GOBERNADOR, WA GYUD NA MASEMENTO. PAGSUGOD UNTA SA AKONG CONTRACTOR, GISAPAWAN NA SIYA NI GOVERNOR ESPINA PAGPASEMENTO. SO WE CEMENTED ANOTHER PORTION IN SITIO BLISS INSTEAD.

    IN BARANGAY LIBERTAD, HIGATANGAN, GIBABAGAN SA KAPITAN NI GOVERNOR ESPINA ANG AKONG PROYEKTO PAGPASEMENTO SA ILANG KARSADA PERO TUNGOD SA KASUKO SA MGA TAWO, NAPUGOS SILA UG PAGTUGOT.

    WE HAVE COMPILED A LIST OF VERIFIABLE AND OBVIOUS BENEFICIAL EFFECTS OF THIS THEORY I HAVE ON COMPETITION IN PUBLIC SERVICE.

    TELL YOUR GOVERNOR ESPINA UTIP, HE CAN NEVER EXPECT COOPERATION FROM ME. COMPETITION IS WHAT HE SHOULD EXPECT AND BRACE FOR MORE. COMPETITION WILL BENEFIT OUR PEOPLE AND NOT COOPERATION, IM GOING TO FLOOD BILIRAN WITH 528 BARANGAY PROJECTS DURING MY TERM.

    UTIP, TOO BAD FOR YOU AND THE ESPINAS YOU LOVE. TOO GOOD FOR OUR PEOPLE. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

    FINALLY, KANANG IMONG FIGURES ABOUT KARSADA GIPASEMENTO NI ESPINA… I HAVE OFFICIAL DATA TO PROVE YOU ARE OUTRIGHTLY LYING TO YOUR FACE.

    BUT BEFORE I REFUTE YOU, HERE’S THE DEAL: IF MY DATA IS WRONG, I WILL RESIGN. BUT IF YOUR DATA IS WRONG, THEN GOVERNOR ESPINA MUST RESIGN. DINHI NATO MAKITA WHO BETWEEN ME AND ROGER ESPINA IS WILLING TO STAKE ALL AND HIS POSITION IF ONLY TO ESTABLISH THE TRUTH.

  104. MY FELLOW FREEDOM FIGHTERS:

    LET ME SHARE WITH YOU MY UTTER DISBELIEF AND HORROR UPON SEEING PICTURES OF THE MINE SITE IN CAIBIRAN.

    HONESTLY, I CAN HARDLY BELIEVE THAT IN A SHORT SPAN UG TIME, THE MINES HAVE BROUGHT MUCH HAVOC AND DEVASTATION TO OUR ENVIRONMENT. THIS DAMAGE WILL SURELY AFFECT OUR COMMUNITIES ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, NOT TO MENTION THE UGLINESS IT PORTRAYS.

    I CALL ON JALMZ TO PRESERVE THIS PICTURES SO WE CAN PRINT THEM AND SHOW THEM TO OUR PEOPLE WHAT THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT THROUGH GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA HAD ALLOWED TO BE DONE.

    THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN TO OUR ISLAND UNLESS THE MAN WITH THE POWER TO GRANT THE LICENSE OR NOT, GOVERNOR ESPINA, TAKE TO HIS HEART THE REAL CONCERN AND WELFARE OF OUR PEOPLE. GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA NEVER CARED FOR OUR PEOPLE. GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA NEVER CARED FOR OUR ISLAND.

    I WILL FUND THE PRINTING OF THE PICTURES IN LARGE FORMAT SO THAT THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN WILL FULLY GRASP THE EXTENT OF THE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE THIS MINING HAD INFLICTED ON OUR ISLAND.

    JALMZ, PLEASE PROVIDE ME THE PICTURES SO WE CAN START PRINTING THEM. THANK YOU.

  105. utip,

    mao na ako giingon (kanag post 118 ni glenn) sa akong previous post intended to walayhabugay nga imog gitubag.

    all credits/recognations go to rep. glenn chong sa mga projects implemented since 2007 (or pagka pwesto ni glenn) bisan pag kini initiated by the governor.

    ikaw na bahala mo sabot sa post utip…

  106. cong.chong,
    ayaw nalang paghisgot sa kadugayon ug kanus a moabot ang mga projects sa imong kaatbang sa politika kay ang importante naa…kay kasabot baka, unsa ka matud anon mo serbisyo ang imong kaatbang?mao ni ha cong….matag abot sa igahin nga pondo sa mga espina ngadto sa mga barangay, nga imong gihisgotan may kabahin sa pagpasemento,equivalento pod ug pila ka tuig ang accomplishment nga makita?kay kasabot ka cong. kung sa imo nga pamaagi tihikan man ang style,oo..naa man ugaling moabot pirme sa barangay,pero ang pangutana tig 100T lang ang kantidad o 20meters lang ang katas-on nga semento nga imong igahin…pero sa imong kaatbang sulit gayod, ang kantidara nga moabot sa matag barangay,kay sa akong nasabtan minus 500T man ang ilaan sa mga espina nga pondo o moabot ug 120meters nga semento ang mahimo,so, tan awa cong.?one time lang na ha?pila nana kapilo kumpara sa imo, murag good for 5years na daw na nga accomplishment kung sa imo nga bahin…mao na kung ang klaro nga walay bahin politika nga serbisyo,dili sama nimo nga gusto lang pirme mapansin…ug lain pa naay imong mga projects ron nga klaro gayod gipamutang sa dili mga bargy.roads,murag mga pribado naman nang kalsadaha ang imong gipang trabaho?klaro gayod nga pinolitika ning imong style cong.? kay mao ni tingali pag tan aw nimo nga daghang botante ang kapulos nianang lugara nga imong gipondohan, imo dayon patumanan bisag sukwahi sa reglamento sa DPWH? KA PODEROSO GAYOD NIMO CONG…IMO LANG ANG MATUMAN…

  107. UTIP (LAST POST)

    ANG TAWO NGA MAY MATA UG MOGAMIT SA IYANG UTOK… KASABOT.

    ANG TAWO NGA MAY MATA PERO GIBUTAAN SA LAING PAAGI, BISAG MAY UTOK… DI GYUD KASABOT.

    ANG RELEASE SA AKONG PONDO IS: 100,000 (2007) 200,000 (2008) 200,000 (2009) 100,000 (2010) SUMADAHA KUNO NA UG DILI BA 600,000 ANG 3 YEARS. 600,000 ANG PONDO NGA MOABOT GYUD SA TANAN 132 BARANGAYS MATAG USA SULOD SA 3 KA TUIG.

    NANG HAMBUG KAPA NGA DILI MOMINUS SA 500,000 ANG PROYEKTO NI GOVERNOR ESPINA. HOY, TAN-AWA ANG KARATOLA SA BRGY. TOMALISTIS, CAIBIRAN NGA NAGPASALAMAT SA 90,000 PLUS NGA PROYEKTO NI GOVERNOR ESPINA. PAGKABAKAKON GYUD NIMO UTIP. DILI MOMINUS SA 500,000 ANG PROYEKTO NI ESPINA? ANG IYANG KAUGALINGON KAPITAN SA TOMALISTIS ANG NAGBUTYAG NGA IKAW BAKAKON!

    UTIP, DILI LANG TAG 200,000 ANG AKONG PROYEKTO. NAA PAY NAHUMAN NGA 8 KA TAG 1 MILLION EACH MUNICIPALITY PLUS 1 MILLION MORE IN NAVAL ANG 1 MILLION MORE IN CAIBIRAN FOR A TOTAL OF 10 KA TAG 1 MILLION EACH. THERE IS ANOTHER 8 TAG 1 MILLION EACH FOR JAN/FEB PLUS 2 NGA TAG 500,000. NOT TO MENTION 158 MILLION FOR ROAD CONCRETING THIS YEAR. NAA PAY 63 MILLION NIANA NGA WALA PA MASUGDI ANG TRABAHO. NEXT YEAR, MAS DAGHAN UG MAS DAGKO PA GYUD NGA PROYEKTO ANG IIMPLEMENTAR.

    UTIP, DILI AKO PODEROSO. DILI AKO ABUSADO. ANG KAGUSTUHAN SA KATAWHAN MAOY AKONG GITUMAN ISIP SULOGOON SA SERBISYO PUBLIKO.

  108. cong.chong,
    naghisgot naman lang ka ug 3 k barangay sama sa brgy.calumpang partikular sa may DAR OFIS?wala nimo tan awa ang lain ginsakopan nang barangaya sama sa LOMBOY UG LUPA UG BLISS?unsa man diay imong tan aw kanang nabuhat diha, nga pagpasemento sa mga espina?sa imo na?imo lang gud mi linlangon cong…ka maayo gayod nimo moplano cong.,unsa to imo gituyo ang pag bahin-bahin sa imong CDF sa tig 100T aron tinuoray moabot sa matag barangay?halatado gayod ang cong.,unsay imong panuyo…POLITICKING gayod…ilagmit saysay nalang diay ni nako kanimo cong. kung mahimo palayasa napod ang imong AMAHAN sa inyo,kay mao ra na siya ang mosuway sa imong mga gipanaad nga DILI MAHITABO MANGINLABOT ANG IMONG PAMILYA SA IMONG MGA PROYEKTO cong…

  109. MY FELLOW FREEDOM FIGHTERS:

    I AM REALLY SHOCKED AND IN HORROR LOOKING AT THE PICTURES OF THE SULPHUR MINING SITE ALLOWED TO OPERATE BY GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA.

    I REALLY FELT UTTER REVULSION AND ANGER LOOKING AT THE ONCE GREEN LANDSCAPE THAT IS NOW REPLACED BY GRAYISH STONES AND GRAVEL.

    OUR ISLAND HAS BEEN ALLOWED BY NO LESS THAN OUR GOVERNOR TO BE RAPED AND PILLAGED BY GREEDY MEN FOR SELFISH PROFITS. GOVERNOR ESPINA ALLOWED OUR ENVIRONMENT TO BE DESTROYED TO THE GREAT DETRIMENT OF OUR YOUNG GENERATION.

    THIS MINING OPERATION HAS DONE IRREPARABLE DAMAGE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT AND OUR PRESTINE ISLAND. THIS MINING OPERATION HAS JEOPARDIZED OUR FUTURE AND THOSE OF OUR CHILDREN. IT COULD NOT BE A SIMPLE CASE OF OVERSIGHT ON THE PART OF GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA. THE GRANT AND ISSUANCE OF MINING PERMIT IS A POWER GRANTED TO GOVERNOR ESPINA AND HIM ALONE. THE SIGNING OF THE SAME IS DELIBERATE AND MADE KNOWINGLY. THE QUESTION IS WHY DID HE ALLOW OUR ISLAND TO SUFFER SUCH KIND OF MAN-MADE DEVASTATION? WHAT BENEFIT DID IT GIVE US, BILIRANONS?

    I THINK OUR PEOPLE SHOULD BE MADE FULLY AWARE OF THIS ISSUE SO THAT THEY CAN BE FULLY APPRAISED OF THE SAME AND CAN MAKE A REAL INFORMED CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO CHOOSING THEIR PUBLIC SERVANTS.

    JALMZ, MAY I REQUEST THAT THESE PICTURES BE MADE AVAILABLE TO US BECAUSE I WILL FUND ANY AWARENESS DRIVE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL BALANCE IN OUR ISLAND. WE, THE PEOPLE, MUST MAKE CLEAR TO GOVERNOR ESPINA TO STOP ALL FORMS OF MINING BECAUSE WE CARE FOR OUR ISLAND, OUR HOME AND OUR CHILDREN.

    GOVERNOR ESPINA NEVER CARED FOR OUR ISLAND. GOVERNOR ESPINA NEVER CARED FOR OUR FUTURE.
    HE DOESNT CARE WHAT HAPPEN TO US BECAUSE HE IS NOT ONE OF US. LOOK AT THE PICTURES AND YOU WILL FEEL HOW THE GOVERNOR TREATS OUR PEOPLE.

  110. cong.chong,
    hinambug naman na ang imo uy, ug.makaribog man na nga figure ang imong gipanuwat …oo gad naa gad ka nabuhat,unsa man lang diay ang ginagawa sa CDF SA MGA KONGRESISTA nga mao man na gyod,bisag asa sa pilipinas…pangutana?ang among gipamiling nimo ang gawasnong pondo,sama ba sa gi initiate sa mga espina nga PPA PROJECTS?ang DAR FUNDED nga FMR sa talustusan…ug kanang gikan kang PGMA nga pondo sa NAVAL GYM…mao na ang among ikasugyot nimo,unsa man naa kay ikasarang sa maynila?

  111. UTIP

    TINUOD BITAW ANG AKONG PDAF IS ONLY 70 MILLION KADA TUIG. PERO DILI BUOT IPASABOT NGA KUTOB RA KO DIHA. NANGITA GYUD INTAWON KO UG PONDO ARON MAKAPASEMENTO UG MAS DAKO UG MAS DAGHAN PA. NAA RA NA SA KAKUGI UG KAMAAYO SA REPRESENTANTE MO ARTICULATE SA PANGINAHANGLAN SA KATAWHAN. I KNOW I HAVE INNATE QUALITIES THAT I CAN USE TO ARTICULATE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR PEOPLE. THIS IS AN ADVANTAGE THAT YOUR ‘BELOVED’ GOVERNOR UNFORTUNATELY DOES NOT POSSESS.

    TRUE ENOUGH, I CAN FIND THAT FUND TO FINISH AT LEAST 12.7 KILOMETERS NEXT YEAR. WANNA BET?

  112. cong.chong,
    magdinaghan naman alng ug projects pero 2.2.2.ka tawo ang manag-iya ang YOYEN CONST. UG BECHAIDA CONST….murag ngil ad lang gyapon paminawon,paresan pa sa imong amahan nga gi akuparan ang minilyong projects sa national roads?mao nana ang klaro nga INSULTO SA KATAWHAN…SULIBANGKO PATI ANG RESURFACING SA NATIOANAL ROADS ANG A&C ENTERPRISES NA GAYOD ANG NAG HAULING…NGIL AD NA GAYOD NING BUHATANA SA PAMILYA CHONG…

  113. Biliran Island Web Poll

    DONDON 13-Dec-2008 14:41 Philippines

    nakakahiya ang mga taga biliran,kc ang mga na mumuno sa inyo mga mukhang pera.balewala sa kanila ang kalikasan ang mahalaga ay ang pera.lalo na ang mga espina

    edita s. regodo 13-Dec-2008 16:28 Philippines

    Please dont allow this mining activities in the province. It causes damage on our natural resources.

    BB 15-Dec-2008 22:40 Unknown

    i’m not in favor of mining in our small Island.i don’t want our Biliran province in PERIL!they don’t think of our safety.they Ruin our natural Resources.

    aj 16-Dec-2008 08:44 Philippines

    Mining could generate income. But if the generated income will just go to the “dirty hands”, better not.
    One more thing, if you touch and disturb nature, you can hardly evade on its vengeance.

    private 18-Dec-2008 05:13 United Arab Emirates

    nganu nga mining pa mn ang negosyo na makadaut mna sa environment..instead of putting up business for the good ness and makaayo sa society..

  114. cong.chong,
    SAME TO YOU CONG….NANINDIG POD ANG AKONG BALAHIBO PAKAKITA NAKO SA INYONG MGA PULA NGA DUMPTRUCK,GRADER,PAYLOADER UG PISON NGA MAOY NAGTABOK-TABOK UG TRABAHO SA IMONG MINILYONG PROJECTS NGA NATIONAL ROADS?UNSA MAN MANGAYO POD KA UG VIDEO UG PICTURE CONG. KAY TAGAAN TAKA? UG MGA STATEMENTS GIKAN SA MGA TRABAHANTE NGA ANG IMONG AMAHAN ANG MAOY NING SWELDO SA ILA…

  115. CONG.CHONG,
    KUNG TINUOD MAN UGALING MAHIMOGSO KANANG IMONG GIPANGSUWAT NGARI NGA 12.7KILOMETERS,ANG KLARO ANA NGA STORYA MAO NI,SA PANAHON PA NA SA MGA ESPINA NA INITIATE…MISMO SI ESPINA JR. ANG NING COMPLY ANA SA MGA REQUIREMENTS SA PANAHON NGA SI PGMA NINGANGHA SA TACLOBAN LATELY SA 2006,EXAMPLE: KADTONG GIPANGAYO NGA FEASIBILITY STUDY NGA GIHIMO SA PROVINCIAL DEVELOPMENT & COORDINATING COUNCIL…ANG IMONG PARTE ANA CONG. AMO RA ANG PAGPAHIMOLOS SA WALA NIMO BUHATA,MURAG SAMA LANG KA UG BUWAYA NGA SEGIG NGANGA…DI BA?

  116. CONG.CHONG,
    UNSA MAN DILI KA MOTUO? KAY PAKITAON TA KA SA MGA GI RECIEVED NGA REQUIREMENTS NI PGMA LABING NAGPA XEROX MAN KO NGARI…

  117. UTIP YOU ARE SUCH A LOOSER,…..ngano dili man ka mutrabag sa mismong topic nga maoy gihisgutan deri….ngano layo man kaayo na imo,…..gitubag na ka, pero dili ka maminaw…kay ngano, BULOK KAAYO KA UG PANGUTOK….diha s alumboy nga imo giingon nasiminto, kitaa daw ug maayo, dinha ra kitob sa BILIRAN GARDEN ang maayo nga katrabaho,….kay ila man dihang resort….

    Please UTIP don’t br so stupid…..pwera gaba ra nimo, of course you have to compare kung unsa ang gidugayon s aila serbisyo kay every year naay pundo ngao abuton man jud ug 8 years usa mo released ….

    Enough UTIP wa nay mutuo nimo , KLARO KAAYO NGA DAKU IMONG KASUKO AGA NAG MGA PROJECTS NI CONGRESSMAN WALA KA MAKAKUHA KAY WALA NAY SULOD IMO BULSA RON…

    HONESTLY WE DON’T CARE NA KARON, KAY SA PANAHON SA ESPINA ILA SAD FAMILYA ANG NABUHONG SA MGA PROJECT ,…UNYA NAA PA JUD SILA TANAN SA PANG GOBERNUHAN NAGTRABAHO,……KANA WA NA NIMO HUNAHUNAA UTIP NGA BULOK…..KAHIBALO KA ANA, BIG TIME…..SO UNSA MAY PROBLEMA UG SI CHARLIE SAD ANG MANGUNTRATA,……WALA SIYA SA GOBYERNO NAGTRABAHO, SA IMO NANG GIINGON PRIVATE, NAA SIYAY KATUNGOD NINANA…

    SIGE KA UG REKLAMO KANG CONGRESSMAN MGA PROJECT,…..KANANG MINING NGA MAKAHATAG UG DAKUNG KADAUT SA ATO PROBINSYA NGANO DILI MAN JUD KA MUTABAG ANA,….KAY IKAW MAN KAHA ANG SPOKESMAN NI GOVERNOR?

    AYAW UG SIGIG BALIK BALIK SA IMO TOPIC NGA WAY PULOS, KAY KAMING MGA KATAWHAN NAKAKITA UG UNSAY GIBUHAT NI CONGRESSMAN……WALA MI MAGKINAHANGLAN S AIMONG BUMBO ENTIRENET.

    SUMO NIMO….PALIBHASA DILI KA KAKA ON UG DILI KA MOBLOG DERI UG PAKADAUT SA ISIG KATAWO,….BISAN NAAY KAYUHAN NGA NAHIMO…SA IMO PURO PAKADAUT….SUMABA KA DIHA. WAY KAY PULOS.

  118. Mora maka P2,000 na pod ni si Utip sa iyang 4 ka blogs dinhi karon. Suwabe ra ni siya mangwarta da!

    Maayo pa, mag donate hinuon ka ug kaparte sa imong makawkaw sa mga Bandido Kiwkiwan, aron dunay madugang sa premyo sa mga pa contest dinhi. Pero ang nakapait lang ani kay magduhaduha pod seguro pagdawat si Marlon gikan sa imo.

  119. mutya,
    tuo pod ka dayon sa imong gi idolo?unsa abtan pa ug pila ka tuig usa moabot ang pondo sa mga espina matag barangay, sama sa DAR OFIS nga project? lipong na gyod ang inyong ulo kung tinuod na…hunahunaa gad ninyo,gawas nang proyektoha nga gihisgotan sa inyong idolo, daghan na intawon ang ubang nahimo sa mga espina sa mga nng labay nga katuigan ? sama sa ubang dapit sa barangay calumpang,example nalang kanang sa LUPA nga parte sukda daw pila nana ka kilometro nga semento ug lain pa ang sa LOMBOY PADULONG LICONG GAMAY unsa man na, sukda pod ninyo ang katas on sa semento…kung ikumpara lang na sa trabaho sa inyong idolo ron nga mohatag lang ug tig 100T matag tuig, ambot lang….kung makaingon ba na ug accomplishment?mao na inyong hunahunaa,bisag magkwenentahay pa ta,kung mao ra na nga magsalig lang ang inyong idolo sa iyang PORKBARREL papugot pa ko kung kahimo ba na ug susama ana kadako nga mga accompilshment….

  120. mutya,
    tingali naglibog ka sa akong buot ipasabot?tagaan ta nalang ka ug ehemplo bahin kadtong gipanuwat ni cong.chong sa iyang previous post…sumala niya sa iyang klaseng administrasyon ron, ang inyong IDOLO nagsuwat nga sigurado gayod daw kaangkon ang BRGY.CALUMPANG ug unsa pa tong barangay ang iyang gi example? ug 500T sulod ug 3 k tuig o bali sa usa k termino NIYA…pangutana?kung ato gayod sabton kanang kantidara nga 500T nga brgy.roads…naa ra na sa 100meters long x 3meters wide nga semento ang mahimo?lets say, bisag tagaan pa nato siya ug 10 k tuig nga pag serbisyo isip kongresista…bali 1000meters lang daw na o 1kilometer ang maangkon sa calumpang?pero kung atong tan awon ang nabuhat sa mga espina deri sa BRGY.CALUMPANG UG SAMA ANA NGA KADUGAYON…example ana ang sa LUPA,LOMBOY TO LICO UG SA SITIO BLISS PROPER NGA SEMENTO…SUKDA NINYO, 4 METERS PA NA ANG KALAPAD SA SEMENTO HA… PILA KAHA NA KA KILOMETRO?MAO NA MGA ITOY NI dol i DAKO DAW ANG KALAHIAN KUNG MAGDEPENDE LANG KA UG porkbarrel no?
    ANG BAHIN SA UBANG DAPIT NGA BARANGAY…SAMA SA TALUSTUSAN…LIBTONG…HAGUIKHIKAN…TAMARINDO…SAMPAO…CANILA, BILIRAN…TUBIG-GINOO UG UBAN PA…MATULALA DAW MO NO SA KATAS-ON SA SEMENTO NGA GIPONDOHAN SA MGA ESPINA?MAO NA ANG KLARO…AYAW NAMO PALABI UG PAGHINAMBOG MGA ALIPORES NI GLEN CHONG…KAY LISOD NA.

  121. This is a repost.

    You have been extremely avoiding responding to this post. It will save you a lot of heartaches if you just answer my questions. It will actually even help you convince the Biliranons that you are right if you answer the questions.

    You have claimed in your previous posts that you have documents to support your claim, does it mean you know everything about the Espina Projects? Then it should not be a problem posting the details here so we can make an apple to apple comparison.

    If you refuse to answer this, it simply means you are again engaged in black propaganda.

    Utip 113,

    The projects that you have been glorifying the Espina Dynasty with are combinations of various projects initiated by members of the Espina Dynasty at different stages in time.

    Now that you seem to know everything about all the accomplishments of the Espina Dynasty show the Biliranons which of the projects belong to Gerry Sr, Gerryboy, Gov Espina, Mayor Rudy Espina and projects sponsored by SB Roselyn Paras Espina.

    Then we can identify which is which and, that will allow us to make an apple to apple comparison.

    Granted that you are referring to Gerry Espina Sr and Gerryboy Espina’s accomplishments as compared to Rep Chong’s in as far as the position as Representative of the Lone District of Biliran, the equation will come out as follows:

    Gerry Espina Sr as Congressman 9 years
    Gerryboy Espina Jar as Congressman 3 years
    That is a total of 12 full years of incumbency.

    Rep Glenn Chong has only served 1 year and 6 months with 1 more year and 6 months to go for a total of 3 years.

    I now challenge you to identify each project with the corresponding budgets attributed to Gerry Espina Sr and Gerryboy Espina Jr during the 12 years of their incumbency. You also need to note the status of completion for each project. It will also be helpful for your sake, if you identify the source of budget as you have been continually accusing Rep Chong of being reliant to his P70Million CDF. Let us then calculate how much of combined CDF of both Espinas for the last 12 years have been spent on projects that have improved the lives of Biliranons. Then to prove that Gerry Espina Sr has a monopoly of powerful connection in the national capital, identify the fund sources excluding funds from CDF. Clear?

    Every time you attribute accomplishments to the Gerry Sr, you make a sweeping claim for all the projects done during the 12 years of full control, meaning they occupy the position of Congressman, Governor, Mayor and SB member. Not to mention they control the majority of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, each Sangguniang Bayan of all 8 municipalities, and the Kagawad of the 132 barangays during their incumbency.

    Now respond to this post with facts and figures, and we will start coming up with a fair and factual comparison. Clear?

    Start working and give Biliranons facts and figures, not twists and rubbish.

    Earn your wages and don’t embarrass the Espina family whom you are representing. Good luck.

  122. Another repost.

    Just answer the questions and that will save you a lot of time trying to convince the Biliranons that you are right. Your refusal to answer the questions shows you are not serious about the issues you have been posting about.

    From:
    Rep. Glenn Chong Official Statement regarding the Mining Operations

    Utip 21

    The onus to prove your claim is on you. You provide the figures for the projects as I have asked you to do in my previous post, and then the bloggers can rebut your claim, figure for figure, project per project.

    You made the claim you prove it. The projects you mentioned in your Post 21 and countless others posts, are again sweeping claims. It does not mean anything to me or to the bloggers without the actual project figures noted on your claim.

    If you cannot provide the figures, it simply means that you don’t have it, and again you are shooting from the hip with sweeping claims of accomplishments.

    The objective of this is not to discount the accomplishments of either side, but to provide an apple to apple comparison so you can prove your claim that the Espinas 12 years of incumbency produced better results than Rep Glenn Chong’s 1 year & 6 months with 1 yr and 6 months to go to complete his 3 years. It is a lopsided basis for comparison from the start due to the length of incumbency. However, once we break it down to comparable data, we can still extract a reasonable conclusion. This will also provide answers to your claim on whether Rep Glenn Chong is only reliant to his P70M CDF.

    Boy Ty has nothing to do with the length of incumbency of Gerryboy Espina Jr. Gerryboy have his full 3 years of incumbency. As such I am counting 12 years not 11.

    Get on to work and prove your claim.

  123. AQUARIUS,
    AKO TA NALANG KA I REFER SA RESIDENT AUDITOR SA DPWH UG UGALING GUSTO GYOD NIMO MANGAYO UG MGA FIGURES SA MGA PROJECTS NI ESPINA,DILI INTAWON KO MAOY NING HIPOS ANANG MGA DOCUMENTOHA…NGANONG IMO PA MAN NA ILALIS O IKASAKIT KANANG AKONG GIPANGSUWAT NGARI NGA MGA NAHIMONG KAAYUHAN NILA ESPINA,NGA KLARO MATAN- AWAN MAN NA?BISAG ANG NGARI NGA MGA KAAYUHAN SA MGA ESPINA SA LUNGSOD SA NAVAL…SAMA ANANG NAVAL GYM,,,MUN.BLDG…KANANG EXISTING NGA MGA DRAINAGE SYSTEM…PORTS/TERMINAL…NAVAL MALL UG LANDBANK BLDG..PUBLIC MARKET…KANA KLARO GAYOD NGA MO SUMA TOTAL NA SA 1 K TERMINO NI CONG.CHONG…HANGYO LANG NAKO KUNG DILI KA MOUYON…
    WALA PA NAY LABOT ANG SA MGA NATIONAL ROADS…RCDG BRIDGES…SEAWALLS…SCH.BLDGS…UG MAY KABAHIN SA MGA BRGY.ROADS? PWEDE MAN NA SUROYON NINYO UG MANGUTANA MO UG TAWO SA MATAG BARANGAY KAY MAO NAY KASUHITO UG MAKLAROHAN PA MAN NA KUNG UNSA GAYOD ANG NAHIMO NI ESPINA UG NI CHONG, TOTAL DILI PA MAN DUGAY NING LINGKOD ANG IMONG IDOLO…UG DIHA KAHIMO NAKA UG COMPARISON INGON PA NIMO,TOTAL FIX NAMAN NA ANG TIG 500T NI CONG CHONG MATAG BARANGAY NGA PASEMENTO…SUMALA NA SA IYA HA, DILI NA MALALIS KAY CPA-LAWYER GYOD NA…SO, GOOD LUCK!

  124. UTIP 136 & 137

    Bugua jud nimo oy,……sa tanang blog nimo uniform kaayo, mura ba ug plaka nga sira…..ug naa kay plaka nga sira diba imo himuon ilaboug nalang kay sakit sa ulo mao na dapat s aimo blog.

    Di jud ka kasabut,…..tanang projects ni Congressman naay figure, iya gipost ug unsa , ug pila, sulod sa 1and 1/2 year niya sa serbisyo…….klaro ha.

    Ang imo puro pangangkon walay figure, puro drawing lang,….sa 12 years nila sa pamunuan, pila ang utang sa atu Probinsya Mr. Utip…..kana isulat sad ang figure ha……kay buwes na sA mga tawo ang gibayad ana dili libre.

    Compare kay Congressman mga projects ron, pila ang utang,…zero…..wala kay bayranan?…..naa pay bunos nga school buses…..

    Ug muabot pa si Congressman ug 12 years, mas daghan pa ang iya mahimo nga mga proyekto kaysa kaysa imo mga AMO,….sige daw hinuktuki daw kuno na.

    Sa karon nga term sa atung pinalanggang Gov….uns man iya mga prject nga nahimo……ok,….naay mina nga nahimo,….asa man ang kita ana….mao nay daku nga imo TULUBAGON UTIP ISIP TAGA BLOG SA IMO GIDAPIGAN….

    TUBAG?????…….

  125. Utip 141,

    Your back is now against the wall and now you are referring me to the DPWH Resident Auditor, who has nothing to do with our discussions here?

    You made the claim; you get the figures from the Resident Auditor and present it here. I tell this much, I don’t think you have the figures and if you do, it may show the opposite of what you have been claiming here, that’s why you cannot face up to my challenge?

    There is nothing wrong about posting anyone’s accomplishments in this blog. But twisting the information to attack personalities is another thing. It is obvious that you take every opportunity to twist issues to attack and disrespect Rep Glenn Chong and his family. Whatever your personal issues with the Chongs’, leave the Biliranons out of it.

    I suggest that you start reviewing the election issues against the Espina Dynasty in 2007. I don’t think Gerry Espina Sr will look forward to the bloggers resurrecting the issues to remind the Biliranons what were the evils of a family political dynasty in a small province like Biliran. I maybe tempted to play your game. I don’t know though if Gerry Sr is up to it.

    You have been confident in challenging Rep Chong in your previous posts with documents showing the Espina’s accomplishments and yet you cannot show figures to back up your claim.

    START WORKING AND POST THE FIGURES HERE AS I HAVE CHALLENGED YOU TO DO. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VERACITY OF YOUR POSTS .I AM NOT GOING TO ALLOW YOU TO ABUSE THIS SITE TO DISRESPECT ANY ELECTED PUBLIC OFFICIAL OR SOW DISINFORMATION.

    FACE UP TO THE CHALLENGE AND POST THE FIGURES!

  126. Utip: all your posts

    I will make it easy for you in as much as your limited comprehension of things, has forced you to keep repeating things you have already been posting for the previous months that you have been sowing disinformation and hate on this blog.

    1. Post here the accomplishments of Gerry Espina Sr in his first 1 year and 6 months in office?

    2. Post here the accomplishments of Gerryboy Espina Jr in his first 1 year and 6 months in office?

    3. How much and how was the pork barrel of Gerry Espina Sr spent on the first 1 year and 6 months in office?

    4. How much and how was the pork barrel of Gerryboy Espina Jr spent on the first 1 year and 6 months in office?

    This is just the start of the apple to apple comparison I will be challenging you to answer. These are simple questions; and you should have the answer for these, in as much as you profess to have in depth knowledge of the Espina Dynasty’s accomplishments.

    Once you have given me factual answers to the above questions, we will move on to the next questions aimed towards establishing a fair and accurate comparisons as you have been advocating in this blog. Fair? Absolutely.

    Good Luck.

  127. AQUARIUS,
    GRABE MAN POD NA NGA IMONG QUESTIONS?LISOD NAMAN KO KALITOK UNSA TOY NABUHAT SA FIRST 1&1/2 YEARS SA MGA ESPINA KAY KASABOT NAMAN KA PILA NA KA TUIG ANG NING LABAY…PERO NAA LANG KOY IKASULTI NIMO,NAGHISGOT NAMAN LANG KA UG FIGURES O NUMERO?SA MGA TAWO NGA ANG FIELD OF EXPERTISE NILA IS ABOUT NUMBERS?DILI NA KINAHANGLAN ILITOK ANG DETAILED FIGURES SA MGA NUMEROUS ACCOMPLISHMENTS NGA NABUHAT NA SA DUGAY NGA PANAHON?ANG BUHATON NALANG SA INGON NIANANG KLASENG MGA TAWO?MAO ANG PAGKUHA UG GITAWAG NGA ROUGH ESTIMATES… MAO NA ANG SIMPLENG PAAGI NGA MABUHAT NATO ARON KA KUHA TA UG COMPARISON NGA IMONG GIPANGAYO?MAY KABAHIN SA KUNG KINSA KANILA NI ESPINA UG CHONG ANG DAGHAN GAWASNONG PONDO ANG NAI BOBO NGARI KANATO?KASABOT KO MAO NA ANG IMONG BUOT I PLASTAR NGARI NGA FORUM…

  128. Bai, utip, you are a piece of art in humanity but sad to say mentally-twisted.
    If you try to represent a political group, then no wonder Biliran has been
    a mess for a long period of time. Thanks for Glenn/Acquarius/mutya/KKB
    and other nonsense bloggers around who make sanity in Biliran through
    this website.

    Manghinaut lang ku sa ubang bloggers who has infuence folks back home,
    those bloggers who remit money in Biliran, to start talking about basic
    politics. Talk by phone/email the people you are helping what you read here
    and spread the good and bad informations you get from the utip side
    and the other side who make a better sense to make a choice for the
    coming election.

    The governor has been silent here in this website may be because this
    medium is not significant for him and will not affect his
    political life. We ask him to get his side to be FAIR but he chooses to ignore
    Baliwala lang intaon ta. Fellow bloggers, again, especially who send money back
    home, please let us prove him or utip or them wrong.

    Kaong pasko, ug maka chance ta ug sulat, tawag sa telephon, or email sa atong
    gipanghatagan ug kwarta, pakipini ug gamay paghisgot ug unsa kahugaw ang mga
    political ideologies sa mga Espina dynasty nga gi-represent ni utip. Gani
    mi-acceptar na siya nga BUA– ni siya without the psychiatrist diagnosis.

    From our family end, duna na miy gi-excommunicated(wala na mi mopadala
    ug kwarta) nga family members nga gahi ug ulo, pareha
    ni utip.
    Karon nangayo na ug pasaylo.
    Merry Christmas na lang sa tanan.
    Peace.

  129. Utip 145

    What? you have been proclaiming as a self professed wizard in Espina’s affairs and you don’t know?

    For you to provide estimates, you will need to list down individual projects of each of Gerry Espina Sr’s and Gerry Espina Jr’s individual projects so we can identify which is which. This will bring me back to my first post challenging you to identify projects initiated and completed by both Espinas. So if you have answered my previous challenge you would have not been in this position where you are now offering estimates.

    Rep Glenn Chong can provide accurate figures, project for project, costs per cost, and source of funding per project.
    Let us not divert from the issue you have started and have been boldly proclaiming here.

    Until now, you are repeating your sweeping claims of accomplishments and use that to twist information and use it to maliciously attack the person of Rep Chong and his family. This is malicious and you are now threading dangerous grounds.

    ANSWER THE QUESTIONS SO WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT MODE OF APPLE TO APPLE COMPARISON.

    DON’T CHICKEN OUT ON THIS ISSUE IT IS NOT GOOD FOR YOUR CREDIBILITY.

  130. AQUARIUS,
    LISOD GYOD KA PASABTON…MAAYO MAN NANG IMONG IDOLO KAY MA PINPOINT MAN LA NA ANG IYANG MGA PROJECTS KAY 11&2 YEARS PA MAN LANG ANG NING LABAY NGA PANAHON NGA LINGKOD SIYA PAGKA KONGRESMAN.
    BUT KUNG MUTUO LANG KA NAKO DILI GAD NA PROBLEMA KANANG IMONG GUSTONG MAHIBAW AN NGA apple to apple comparison man kaha?ANG KAPAIT LANG KAY WA MAN DAMHA NGA MANGAYO KA UG RECORDS O FIGURES BAHIN SA MGA ACCOMPLISHED PROJECTS NILA ESPINA FOR D PAST SEVERAL YEARS?PERO BISAN PA MAN KUNG KASABOT LANG KA SA AKONG GISUWAT SA POST 145 ABOUT SA GITAWAG NGA rough estimates, DILI NA GAD NA ANGAYAN MAGING bookish pa ta…PERO ARON KA GYOD KA PROVE NAKO KUNG UGALING WAY KWENTA ANG AKONG GIPANUWAT NGARI,JUST REFER TO MY POST 137 NAA KLARO DIHA NGA NAA KOY GITAWAG NGA MGA UNIT COST(500T/3MX100M FOR BRGY.ROADS IN 1 TERM NI CHONG) SA MATAG BARANGAY NA, THEN SIMPLY MAO LANG NA ANG GAMITA PAGKUHA UG COMPARISON?THEN ANG D BEST ANA BUHATON NIMO IS… MO SITE INSPECTION LANG KA BISAG AT LEAST SA 3 BARANGAYS LANG,MURAG SA RANDOM SAMPLING NGA SURVEY BA? KAY INGON PA NAKO MGA ACCMPLISHED PROJECTS GYOD NA S MGA ESPINA ANG ATONG GIHISGUTAN SULOD SA NING LABAY NGA KATUIGAN? O ANG BISAG KADTONG GI CITE NI CONG.S IYANG PREVIOUS POST..ANG CALUMPANG…VILLA ENAGE…HIGATANGAN…ARON KA PROVED GAYOD KA KUNG UNSA GYOD ANG KALAHIAN SA NAHIMO NI ESPINA UG CHONG…SA BARANGAY ROADS LANG UNA TA,UG SA SUNOD ANG NATIONAL ROADS KAY MAO MAN LANG NI GITAGAAN UG ATENSYON SA IMONG IDOLO?MURAG ANG IYANG CONTRACTOR NGA SI boy ty tingali ang ning advise ani sa iya nga mao lang gayod ni ang tagaan ug focus nga projects ang mga pagpasemento…kay kasabot mo walay hassle ning trabahoa ug dako pa gyod ang makita,kay sumala sa akong nabatian 50-50 kuno ang ratio sa ganansya ug gasto?ambot lang kinahanglan pa na i prove…

  131. Utip 147

    Obviously, you don’t have the figures, Ok? I will make it a lot easier for you: specify the projects in the last 12 years that you have been claiming for using ball park figures or your rough estimates broken down as follows:

    1. Circumferential Road: Gerry Espina Sr
    How many kilometres have been concreted since 1995 to 2004?
    Budget allocated:
    Budget spent:
    Sources of Funds:
    CDF =
    National
    Status of Completion:

    Do the same process with the Cross Country Road
    Do the same process with the bridges built
    Do the same process with major Barangay Roads. (Not individual but total)
    Do the same process with Schools buildings
    Do the same with the Naval Gym, Drainage, Seawalls..etc

    2. Do the same process with Gerryboy Espina Jrs projects. 2004 to 2007.

    Keep in mind that there are such things as national initiatives such as projects of PPA which are included in the PGMA’s strategic vision in as far as the nautical superhighway is concerned. Neither the Espinas nor the Chongs can claim this, as it is PGMA’s initiative. Whether they lift a finger or not, the project will be implemented.

    Also keep in mind, that portions of circumferential road, cross country road and some barangay roads were started by previous administrations. You can only count accomplishments that you can prove to have started from 1995, first term for Gerry Sr up to 2007, last term for Gerryboy Jr. Clear?

    You can answer my post in sections, it does not have to be at the same time. You can serialise it if you want.

    This is not being bookish. This being truthful to your posts. This is what I mean by substantiation of your claim. Anyone can make a claim under the sun, but backing it up with credible documents is another issue.

    Trust me Utip, if you are right about your claims of corruption and you can back it up, I won’t hesitate to look at it. My allegiance is to the Biliranons, just remember that.

  132. Sige, Utip, tabangan ta ka paghinumdum sa unang mga proyekto ni Pugak Bandido isip usa ka congressman sa iyang 1st term:

    1. Ang river wall diha duol sa tulay sa Borac-Catmon. Mga P500,000 kono to ang budget. Nagkinatawa ani ang taga Capitolyo kaniadto kay ang ilang pareho nga proyekto mokabat ra man ug P100,000 o menos pa. Unya nanliki pa gyud dayon sa wa madugay.

    2. Ang waiting shed sa atong bus terminal. Sumaja, kadtong gipaguba ra pod ni Pugak human mahimo ang mall, nga nganlan unta ug Donya unsa to ang iyang inahan? Mora ug P500,000 pod kono to.

    3. Usa kilometro nga semento diha sa may Atipolo, tipangadto sa Anas.

    4. Pagpapintal sa merkado nga giayad sa panahon ni OIC-Mayor Fortun Casas. Unya gibutangan ug billboard nga thru the efforts of Cong. G. E.

    O, sige, dugangi, ug duna kay madugang.

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  134. AQUARIUS,
    SA IMONG MGA GIPANULTI NGA “YOUR ALLEGIANCE IS TO THE BILIRANON”…SO,SALUDO KO SA YO? BAHIN ANANG IMONG GIPANULTI ,DERI PALANG KAHUNAHUNA KO NGA DILI DIAY KO ANG KLASENG TAWO NGA ANGAYAN MAKIG-LANTOGI KANIMO, ISIP USA KAKA MODERATE PERSON?SO,BY THIS TIME AKO MISMO ANG MOPUTOL SA ATONG NASUGDAN NGA PAGBINALYOAY UG KOMENTO O OPINYON LANG KAY WALA MAY LIG ONG BASEHAN INGON PA NIMO…OK MR.AQUARIUS?UG BAHIN ANANG IMONG GIPAYONG DETAILED RECORDS,WALA GYOD KOY MAHIMO O KAPAS NGA KAKUHA KO ANA..KAY KASABOT TA NAAY MAN GYOD TAWO O OPISINA ANG NAGKUPOT ANANG MGA DOKYUMENTOHA…OK?

  135. Attention: Mga no-nonsense bloggers

    Ug kining nonsense blogs ni Utip.
    Bai,utipski, nagpakita lang gyod ka nga die-hard fan ka sa usa political group or dynasty. Not for the Biliranon mamayan.

    Whether you are paid blogger or not, that remains unknown at the moment.

    Bai, can you tell us what category you are in? Paid or not?

    As for me, Bai, I can categorically say I am not paid and my allegiance is not for a politician. Lingaw lingaw ning ako. I just know Glenn thru his blogs here and admired his open-mindedness.. I am pretty sure Aquarius, KKB, Almonti, mutya, spartacus, mmc and the rest of no-nonsense bloggers here are not POLITICALLY PAID OR MOTIVATED. Correct me if I’m wrong. Simple as that. So korioso lang ko: binaydan ka pag-blog dire? Just say yes or no…..

    So one more time: can you ask Roger, his side about the mining issue? Post it here to be FAIR if you can convince him.(Looks like he has personal grudge with the admin here. Why oh why?.
    He can post here anytime he wants, right, jalmz?)

    You are being warned. Do not stay OUT OF THE TOPIC.
    And I hope the admin will enforce his rules.
    Right, dude?

    Oh, oh, no more utip excitement soon!…if he is out of the line, out of topic….pabuang-buang diay to…

  136. RAN OFFLINE,
    PARA SA IMONG KASAYURAN,DILI KO BINAYRAN NA BLOGGER?BUT ANG AKO LANG,KUNG NAA MAN UGALING MOBATIKOS SA MGA ESPINA NIANI NGA FORUM,KLARO MANG GYOD NGA NAA, DILI MAN NA IKALIMOD?SO,PAG EXPECT POD UG TAWO NGA MOBATIKOS POD KANG CONG.CHONG MAO GYOD NA ANG DEMOKRASYA…DI BA?UNSA MAY QUESTION KUNG MOSULTI KO NGA USA KO NGA DUMADAPIG SA MGA ESPINA?KATUNGOD NA NAKO,SULTIHAN TA LANG MO UG KLARO ARON MAPUTOL NA ANG INYONG GIBALIK-BALIK NGA PAMASANGIL KANAKO NGA USA KO NGA BINAYRAN…OKEY?

  137. jalmz(post128),

    palihug lang ayaw itugot nga usa ka politiko makisawsaw nianing isyuha, kay kasabot naman ka mahimo lang na nga political tool niya against sa iyang kaatbang…bisag ang isyu nga klaro na resolba na,ang mahitabo ana ipadayon lang ug padilaab kay tungod lagi sa iyang mga poltical intereses…kung pwede be fair!!!

  138. Utip,

    Sumpayi na tong akong mubo nga lista sa #151 bahin sa mga proyekto ni Pugak Bandido sa una niyang termino sa pagka congressman. Aron dili na ni magkainat inat ning estoryaha.

    Clarification diay:

    4. Pagpapintal sa merkado nga giayad sa panahon ni OIC-Mayor Fortun Casas. Unya gibutangan ug billboard nga thru the efforts of Cong. G. E.

    Nakalipat ang billboard sa mga tawo, kay mora na hinuon ug si Pugak ang nagpaayad sa merkado, dili lang ang nagpapintal. Switik na gyud, kaniadto pa.

  139. Engr. Raffy Salazar of the PNOC-EDC,

    Sir, ngano interesado kaman sa among natural resources dire sa Biliran? pag kahuman nimu ug kuha ug sulfur diha sa Sitio Pulang Yuta.

    May interest pod ka sa Geothermal sir. Sir mangutana ko,

    Asa man nimu ibutang ang mga nakuha na natural resources sa gikan sa pag drill sa inyong geothermal? tubaga kono sir.

    May plano ka na modagan ug Governor sa Biliran? maypa mag hikog ka sir. Mabuthan unta ka sa bulkan.

    hala sige sir, ayuha jud ug diskarte ha?! kauban kang Gov. Rabit.

  140. WALA BA MO MAKAMATIKOD MURA U SI UTIP NALANG NAHABILIN DIRE SIGE PANAGANG ,, MAAYO NA SI UTIP IBUTANG DIDTO SA LANDMINED ARON MATUNAW KAUBAN SA IYANG AMONG WALA NA LAING NAHIMO HASTA ANG ATONG NATURAL RESOURCES GIBALIGYA NA ” TAMA BA KO”” AGUY MORA MAN NUON MAHADLOK NATA ANI GAMAY RA BA INTAWON NING BILIRANTAPOS DUNAY LANDMINED AYAW INTAWON ITUGOT SIMBAKO””””” HOY MGA BILIRANON PAGMATA NAMO UY””””‘ KINSA MAN NAKINABANG ANI ????????? KITA BANG BILIRANON OR KITA BA KAHA ANG ALAOT NIINI………

  141. MY FELLOW FREEDOM FIGHTERS:

    I THANK YOU FOR YOUR RESPECTIVE POSTS AND YOUR CONCERN FOR OUR ISLAND.

    I WISH TO CLARIFY AND INFORM YOU OF CERTAIN ISSUES HERE.

    1. THIS QUIZON CAME TO ME A FEW MONTHS AFTER I WON AND OFFERED TO INVEST IN MINING. HE PROPOSED FINANCIAL INCENTIVES IN RETURN FOR THE RIGHT TO MINE IN BRGY. LIBTONG. HE MISREPRESENTED TO ME THAT THE CHURCH HAD GIVEN HIM ITS APPROVAL (ONLY TO FIND OUT LATER THAT HE LIED TO ME). I TOLD HIM THAT THE AUTHORITY TO GRANT A PERMIT UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE SOLELY RESTS WITH GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA, HE BEING THE LOCAL CHIEF EXECUTIVE.

    2. I DIDNT MEET HIM AFTER THAT BUT I FOUND OUT THAT HE WAS NEVER GRANTED A PERMIT IN NAVAL. IT WAS ONLY MONTHS LATER THAT I FOUND OUT THAT GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA GRANTED HIM A PERMIT TO MINE IN THE MOUNTAINS OF CAIBIRAN. HIS OTHER MISREPRESENTATION TO ME WAS THAT HE IS TO ENGAGE ONLY IN SMALL-SCALE MINING (ALTHOUGH THE RESULTING DAMAGE TO OUR ENVIRONMENT IS DEFINITELY NOT SMALL-SCALE).

    3. I HAVE SUMMONED THE ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICER, MR. DACILLO, TO MY OFFICE TOMORROW TO EXPLAIN THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING THIS MINING ISSUE AND ALL OTHER SUBSEQUENT MINING CONCERNS IN BILIRAN.

    4. I AM GOING TO CAIBIRAN TO INSPECT REPORTED MINING TAILINGS ALREADY FLOWING INTO THE RIVER IN CAIBIRAN WHICH WILL SIGNIFICANTLY AFFECT THE SURROUNDING CROP LANDS. A MINING OPERATIONS MANAGER OF A FOREIGN FIRM IS IN CAIBIRAN. WE WILL LOOK INTO THIS GRAVE CONCERN.

    5. I HAVE NO BUSINESS CONNECTION WITH RAFFY SALAZAR. IF HE HAPPENS TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS MINING OPERATIONS, THEN IM SORRY TO TAKE A DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE VIEW AND WILL DEFINITELY FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OUR PEOPLE TO LIVE IN A VERY SOUND ENVIRONMENT.

    6. I AM ASKING MY FELLOW BILIRANONS TO MAKE CLEAR OUR VOICE AGAINST PRESENT AND FUTURE MINING OPERATIONS WHICH MAY BE OR MAY HAVE BEEN GRANTED A PERMIT BY GOVERNOR ROGER ESPINA. THIS GOVERNOR WILL NOT RESPECT OUR PEOPLE’S RIGHTS AND WELFARE UNLESS WE ASSERT OURSELVES. THIS GOVERNOR DOES NOT CARE WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR ENVIRONMENT, ANYWAY HE IS NOT ONE OF OUR OWN.

    7. WE SHOULD INCREASE PUBLIC AWARENESS ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENTAL DAMAGE AND DESTRUCTION GOVERNOR ESPINA ALLOWED TO HAPPEN BY VIRTUE OF HIS GRANTING QUIZON A PERMIT TO MINE. GOVERNOR ESPINA MUST BE MADE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS GRANT OF THE PERMIT OTHERWISE ANY PUBLIC OFFICIAL CAN GET AWAY WITH RAPING OUR ISLAND.

    8. WE MUST FORCE GOVERNOR ESPINA TO INSTITUTE REHABILITATION EFFORTS TO RESTORE THE DAMAGE ALREADY DONE SO THAT THIS WILL SERVE AS A CLEAR WARNING TO ALL PUBLIC OFFIICIALS, INCLUDING MYSELF, THAT NO ONE CAN DO MUCH DESTRUCTION WITHOUT BEING MADE ACCOUNTABLE.

    TO YOU MY FELLOW FREEDOM FIGHTERS… WISHING YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES ALL THE JOY AND LOVE THIS SEASON CAN BRING! (“,)

  142. UTIP

    KARON RA KO KABASA SA IMONG HAGIT NGA IPOST NIMO DINHI ANG DOCUMENT NGA IMONG GIINGON.

    HALA SIGE, IPOST DINHI… I WILL MAKE MY COMMENTS AND OBSERVATION AFTER YOU HAVE POSTED THE DOCUMENT ANG IMONG GIINGON MAHITUNGOD SA PAGPASEMENTO.

    TAN-AWON GYUD NATO ASA KUTOB IMONG KAHAMBUG.

    I REPEAT THE CHALLENGE… POST YOUR DOCUMENT HERE. IPA SCAN AND POST IT HERE. AYAW NANG IKAW ANG NAGTYPE-TYPE HA… I WILL WAIT.

  143. UTIP AND COMPANY

    I REALLY LIKE IT BEST WHEN YOU HIT ME AND CHALLENGE ME BECAUSE I WILL DO MORE TO HELP MY FELLOW BILIRANONS.

    THANK YOU FOR HELPING ME. YOU REALLY MOTIVATE ME, BABY! HEHEHE! :-)

  144. Utip 157,

    Its unbelievable Utip, the way you wright deri, daku kaayo imo binuwan…don;t be a hepocrete…..and correction please sa imo post 136, Cong Glen is not my idol., kay wala jud ko mubuto niether of the two party,…. the only person which i idolised is my husband.

    All my comments are only based lang sa akung nabasa sa comments dinhe sa blog…

    Thanks and have a wonderfull 2009 to all.! God Bless Us All.

  145. BiliranIsland.com Web Poll Comments

    peter du posted: 20-Dec-2008 17:45

    MINING IS DANGEROUS TO OUR SMALL AND DELICATE PROVINCE AND STRICTLY NO TO MINING EXCEPT THE GEOTHERMAL HERE IN BILIRAN.

    Camille posted: 21-Dec-2008 08:53

    only a despicable, heartless and with the sign of pesos swirling around in those monster eyes can do such vile things to our NATURAL RESOURCES!!!!
    just remember the adage, “what goes around comes around.”

    antonio posted: 23-Dec-2008 18:04

    save our island its our hometown our sweet paradise dont allowed our island suffer for non sense mining for the government stupid benefits stupid shit isnt it right.save our island pls!!! dont be just a fool Dont just be a human being, be a human doing too

    DONDON posted: 24-Dec-2008 10:43

    MAKARMA SANA ANG NASA LIKOD NG MINING OPERATION NA YAN SA BILIRAN.ANG BILIRAN AY PARAISO WAG NAMAN SANANG GAWING IMPYERNO.DARATING ANG PANAHON GUGUHO ANG LUPA PABABA.PANO NAMAN ANG NAKATIRA SA MGA BARYO.ESPINA LUMALABAS NA ANG TOTOONG KULAY NYO.SAKIM KAYO SA KAYAMANAN GUSTO NYO LAHAT AY NASA INYO.WAG NAMAN SANA PATI ANG KAYAMANAN NG KALIKASAN SA BILIRAN AY KAMKAMIN PA.KUNG ANG MGA TAONG BOBO SA BILIRAN AY KAYA NYONG BILHIN,,,,ANG KALIKASAN HINDE NYO KAYANG BAYARAN.MAY PAG KA BOBO RIN TALAGA YANG MGA ESPINA.NAKATAGO NA NGA ANG MGA BAHO NG PAMILYA NILA.GUMAWA PA NG ISANG BAHO NG LANTARAN.

    gary posted: 28-Dec-2008 12:30

    i’m working in this industry, environtal results will costly to nearby resident, not now but in the future…say no 100x…..pollution is number 1…long term effect no nobody knows will in the future..mutation..cancer,,,etc

    uneilao posted: 30-Dec-2008 22:23

    Maayo kong ang kita sa pag mina, sa government lang deritsho, ay kong sa bulsa sa mga kawatan sa gobyerno!.. Walay ayo!!

    deolito posted: 31-Dec-2008 23:51

    mining is good as long as the process is legal , thus affected people will be relocated with the expense of mining company.

  146. Here’s an article from boholchronicle.com.

    http://www.boholchronicle.com/2008/dec/28/front1.htm

    Just a thought:Anyone from Caibiran town who made formal report/complaint the local mining controversy to the appropriate authorities so that those who “abuse their powers”(mayor and governor)are brought to justice, if any? If someone in Bohol can do it in their ‘hood, why not in Biliran? I thought people in waray-waray land are maisog…no fear…

    Any update is appreciated if someone is making a move. Fr. Benjie, thanks for exposing this, man, but further move should be done. Formal complaints should be lodged at the
    proper court. God bless.

    ==================
    Mayor, 8 others
    face mining suit

    A town mayor together with eight others are criminally charged for theft of manganese estimated to be worth P1-million illegally extracted within a large-scale mining area in barangay Katipunan, Anda.

    The criminal action was filed at the Bohol Provincial Prosecutor’s Office against Candijay Mayor Sergio Amora Jr., Sofronio Simacio, Cecilio Melecio, Nestor Romero, Rommel Santos, Emilio Santos, Ronald Reyes, Rob Langden Harwood and Teodoro Casimsiman for conspiring to quarry manganese in an area not covered by its environmental compliance certificate (ECC).

    The disputed quarry site, claimed by Hench Mining Services Development Corporation and is the subject of a Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) application, was encroached by the mining activity of respondent Simacio who has obtained a permit to quarry an area about 1.5 kilometers away.

    It may be recalled that the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) regional office has issued a cease and desist order against Simacio to stop manganese extraction last September 26, 2008.

    The MGB order established that Simacio stepped into the mining claim of Hench Miniing owned by Cebu-based businessman Domingo Chua.

    Chua reported the illegal mining operations of Simacio to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Bohol field office on August 5, 2008 after receiving information of the latter’s activities at the site covered by his company’s mining claim.

    The NBI, headed by Supervising Agent Ramilo Quinto and Special Investigator Teodoro Saavedra, conducted a raid in the area the following day with representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Task Force Kabukiran.

  147. Caibiranhons were glad that Cong. Glenn Chong posted his official statements re Sulfur mining in our town.

    We’re looking forward to hear the statements of Gov. Roger Espina and Mayor Bulak Delante on this matter. ASAP!

    Whoever accountable on this mining issue, please be a man enough!

    Jalmz and Aquarius and other concern citizens, please keep on updating Caibiranhons… Biliranhons.

    Fight Ibid!

  148. BiliranIsland.com Web Poll Comments

    Are you in favor of Mining Operation in Biliran Island?

    No 86.21 % (394)
    Yes 13.79 % (63)

    emmanuel buriel posted: 8-Jan-2009 10:37

    I disagree with the mining operation in our island province, because with that kind of operation is considered as an extracted economy where in mining, once you extract the mineral, you cannot plant again. Unlike in the agriculture, you can plant again for the next harvest.

    Patrick P. Perez posted: 9-Jan-2009 11:04

    ayokong magkaroon ng mining operation jan sa Baliran Province!!! dapat aksyonan to ni Gov. Espina!!!
    hoi Gov…. Anung ginagawa mo???
    at isa pa,… makakasira lang to sa kalikasan natin!!! dapat nating i-preserve ang kalikasan natin lalo na’t ang panahon natin ay suma-sama!!!

    nemz posted: 9-Jan-2009 12:16

    dapat na di yan matuloy ang mining operation na yan kc sa huli ang mga mamamayan pa rin ng biliran ang magsusuffer……. i know maraming side effects ang operation na yan….

  149. jude posted: 13-Jan-2009 15:17

    mining can affect to all biliranons

    a student from NSF posted: 13-Jan-2009 17:35

    o cause it can distract our environment and if they continue what they were doing it has a possible that billiran easily lost or gone the map of the philipines

    altag posted: 13-Jan-2009 20:16

    no no no no

    leila posted: 13-Jan-2009 21:34

    no. My God! Biliran Island has been through a lot from corrupt gov’t officials to calamities. The least we could do is protect our natural resources.

    Deth posted: 14-Jan-2009 17:56

    we don’t have any right to devastate the beauty that God given to us instead we should improve it….mining is one of the harmful things to deal with….take a look for the past happenings in the northern part of luzon brought by this act……..

  150. KASAYURAN,
    DEPENDE SA KLASENG MINA?NAAY KALSENG MINA NGA KAHIMO UG ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC O DEVASTATION UG NAA POD MINA NGA ANG ACCOMULATED MINERALS NGA GIBUGA GIKAN SA KAILAWOMAN LANG ANG KUHAON …SAMA ANANG KLASENG MINA SA CAIBIRAN NGA KUNG ATO LANG GAYOD HUNAHUNAON WALAY DAKONG KADAOT ANG MAHIAGUMAN ANI TUNGOD NGA ANG SULFUR DEPOSITS MAN LANG ANG AFTER ANI SA MINING OPERATOR?KINI NGA KLASE NGA MINERALS NATURAL MAN LANG NING GIBUGA SA MGA EARTH O VOLCANIC CRACKS, DIIN PAG-ABOT SA PANAHON MO ACCUMULATE NI O MODAGHAN,UG BASE SA MGA EXPERTO ANGAYAN PA GANI DAW NI I EXTRACT O KUHAON KAY MO CREATE NI UG HEALTH HAZARD SA MGA RESIDENTE NAG PUYO PALIBOT,SA PANAHON UG NAAY KUSOG NGA HANGIN O CALAMIDAD,NAAY PANAHON NGA MOSUBAY NI SA KASAPAAN DIIN ANG TUBIG NGA IMNONON ANG MADAOT?UG MAPALID SA KUSOG NGA HANGIN DIIN MALANGHAP SA MGA KATAWHAN…MAO NI ANG ANGAYAN NATO POD LANTAWON KUNG MAGHISGOT NAMAN LANG TA UG MINA…DI BA?

  151. UTIP 172,

    ANG SITWASYON KARON MAO NI. HUMAN BIYAI ANG SULFUR MINE SA OPERATOR, NAGSUGOD NA UG DAGAYDAY AND MINE TAILINGS NGADTO SA DUHA KA SALOG SA CAIBIRAN. MAKA DESTROSO KINI SA MGA UMA UG MGA BASAK SA UBOS. UNSA MAY NAHIMO NIINI KARON SA KAPITOLYO UG NI DOK RABBIT NGA NINGTUGOD PAGPAKAWAT SA ATONG SULFUR?

    NAHUMOK NA KARON ANG YUTA DIHA SA MINAHAN TUNGOD SA PAG UNGKAB NIINI SA GINADILI NGA HEAVY EQUIPMENT SA OPERATOR. MAPUSDAKAN NGANI NA DIHA UG DAKONG BUHAWI, MOBUHAGAY GAYUD NANG SULFURIC NGA YUTA NGADTO SA LUNGSOD SA CAIBIRAN. MAUNA PA NI SA SIBYA NGA VOLCANIC ERUPTION NI JUN DEL ROSARIO.

  152. TULISOK,
    AYAW PATAKA UG HISGOT UG “MINE TAILINGS” KAY WALAY MAI PRODUCE NGA SAMA ANA ANG PAG EXTRACT LAMANG SA SULFUR DEPOSITS NGA GIBUGA SA KAILAWOMAN…DILI NA SUSAMA UG PAGMINA ANG BULAWAN NGA MOHIMO PA TA UG TUNNEL DIIN DIDTO KAYKAYON ANG KLASENG MINA UG TEMPORARYONG MOAGI UG PROSESO NGA MOGAMIT UG CHEMICALS,DIIN KAANGKON UG GIKAINGON NGA TAILINGS…MAO NA TULISOK?INGON ANG KASO SA CAIBIRAN NGA MINA LAYO LANG GAYOD KUNG IKUMPARA SA UBANG KLASENG MINA KAY PURELY SULFUR DEPOSIT LAMANG ANG KUHAON ANA…NGANONG MOHUMOK MAN ANG YUTA?NGA AFTER ANA NAA MAN NA GITAWAG REHABILITATION DIIN TAM-NAN BALIK ANG NA EXPOSE NA PARTY NGA GIKUHAAN…MAO NA ANG AKONG NASABTAN NGA REGULASYON UGALING IKAW MATAGAAN UG APPROVED PERNIT.

  153. UTIP 174,

    DUNA NAY MINE TAILINGS NGA NAGDAGAYDAY GIKAN SA INUKAB NGA YUTA SA SULFUR MINE. PA ATENDIRI KINI SA IMONG BANDIDO NGA MGA AMO, MA KAPITOLYO O LOMBOY MAN, O MA CARAYCARAY (O SA SIBAY BA TO SA USA KA BALAY SA ATIPOLO).

    KOMPARAR SA IMO, MAS MAAYO PA DIAY ANG KABAYO SA TARTANILYA KAY MAKAKITA SA UNAHAN BISAN UG TINABUNAN ANG MATA. PERO IKAW, DILI KA NA MAKAKITA KAY NATABUNAN NA GAYUD ANG IMONG MGA MATA SA SUHOL SA MGA BANDIDO. MAO NI ANG HITSURA SA IMONG DUHA KA MATA KARON:

    $_$

  154. Mga Caibiranhon kauban na sa mga politician. Pwede ba na bisag sa usa ka parti sa atong idealismo, apil nato ug palandong ang kaugmaon sa atong mga sumusunod. Ayaw nato ug guba-a ang ila kaugmaun. pls lang. That mountain is the main source of life in the Island….

  155. FOR THE RECORD: Director Raffy Salazar is not, was not involved in any mining activity in the Province of Biliran and for that matter neither did he buy the rights and never will involve in mining activities. His present position as Director of EDC-AFC requires him to be environmentally responsible and aware, as such those allegations are pure hearsay and lies. Hope this clears the matter!
    For the people, Responsible and Informed Servant-leaders for an Empowered Biliran-RISE BILIRAN, MABUHAY BILIRAN!

  156. KASAYURAN,
    DEPENDE SA KLASENG MINA?NAAY KALSENG MINA NGA KAHIMO UG ENVIRONMENTAL HAVOC O DEVASTATION UG NAA POD MINA NGA ANG ACCOMULATED MINERALS NGA GIBUGA GIKAN SA KAILAWOMAN LANG ANG KUHAON …SAMA ANANG KLASENG MINA SA CAIBIRAN NGA KUNG ATO LANG GAYOD HUNAHUNAON WALAY DAKONG KADAOT ANG MAHIAGUMAN ANI TUNGOD NGA ANG SULFUR DEPOSITS MAN LANG ANG AFTER ANI SA MINING OPERATOR?KINI NGA KLASE NGA MINERALS NATURAL MAN LANG NING GIBUGA SA MGA EARTH O VOLCANIC CRACKS, DIIN PAG-ABOT SA PANAHON MO ACCUMULATE NI O MODAGHAN,UG BASE SA MGA EXPERTO ANGAYAN PA GANI DAW NI I EXTRACT O KUHAON KAY MO CREATE NI UG HEALTH HAZARD SA MGA RESIDENTE NAG PUYO PALIBOT,SA PANAHON UG NAAY KUSOG NGA HANGIN O CALAMIDAD,NAAY PANAHON NGA MOSUBAY NI SA KASAPAAN DIIN ANG TUBIG NGA IMNONON ANG MADAOT?UG MAPALID SA KUSOG NGA HANGIN DIIN MALANGHAP SA MGA KATAWHAN…MAO NI ANG ANGAYAN NATO POD LANTAWON KUNG MAGHISGOT NAMAN LANG TA UG MINA…DI BA?

  157. UTIP 178,

    AYAW NA MI PASIDAN-I ANA KAY KAHIBAWO NA MI. ANG SEGURADONG NA ALKANSI SA SULFUR MINING MAO ANG TAGA CAIBIRAN UG ANG GI DUMMYHAN NI KUIZON. ANG TAGA CAIBIRAN NAIBANAN SA ILANG SULFUR DEPOSIT. ANG APLIKANTE SA SMALL MINING PERMIT GIKILKILAN UG CASH DEPOSIT BALYU SA PIRMA NI DOK RABBIT. SI DOK RABBIT SA GAYUD ANG NAKAGANSIYA, KAY APIL ANG KAHA SA PROBINSIYA WAY NADAWDAW.

  158. TULISOK POST 179,
    NAGHISGOT NAMAN LAGI KA UG ALKANSE UG GIKILKIL NGA CASH DEPOSIT NAMAN POD?NAWALA NAMAN LAGI ANG INYONG GIBALIKBALIK NGA kadaot nga magiaguman sa mina?IKAW GYOD…MAAYO GYOD KA MAMILING UG LAING RASON KUNG MAIPIT NAKA SA DISKUSYON? NAGHISGOT NAMAN LANG KA UG kaalkanse sa cash deposit…HUNAHUNAA POD INTAWON NINYO ANG NAHIAGUMAN SA mining operator?NAA BAYA NA SA BALAOD HA!ANG MAHITUNGOD SA PAGSULOD O PAGKUHA UG mining permit?KLARO BAYA TO NGA LIGIMATE ANG GIHIMO NI kuizon?PERO ANG NAKAPAIT LAMANG KAY NAAY MGA WALAY IGONG HUNAHUNA O AW ANONG MGA TAWO ANG NAKIALAM NIANANG LEGAL NGA NEGOSYO?ANG KLARONG MAKALOLOOY INTAWON ANANG SITWASYONA MAO SI KUIZON KAY SULOD PALANG UG MUBO NGA PANAHON GI CLOSE DOWN DAYON ANG OPERATION TUNGOD LAMANG SA WALAY HINUNGDAN NGA PASANGIL?INTAWON LANG ANG GASTO SA PAG START TO OPERATE NI KUIZON..AMBOT LANG KUNG IGO BA TO ANG IYANG GIPATULONG SINGOT SA PAGKUHA PALANG SA PERMIT?LISOD NA SANTUPON…PLUS ANG mobilization,etc…

  159. Utip.. pata taka kalang ug Sulti kung wa ka makasabot bahin sa Mining ayaw nalang ug apil apil ug sulat dinhi kay dili ka Mining Engr. dili ka sad geologist usa kalang nga gibaydan sa mga Bandido para mag sulat dinhi dauton si Cong. wa intawon MUTOO sa imu, ang amu nakita sa Mining diha sa Caibiran mao gyud ang pag daut sa kabukiran kay ang ingon Small scale mining diay gigamitan ug DAGKO nga equipment, mu ingon ka UTIP nga way madaut ang Mining? siguro muadto kaman sa Caibiran tan awa daw ang Mapula River, karon White River na kay kadtong tag Ulan ang mga baras gikan sa gi guba nga bukid didto man mu deretso sa Sapa, dapat UTIP makakita ka sa River murag lubugan na sa Kabaw.. ang KARAHA falls wa nay gamit pati ang MAINIT HOTS SPRING gikan na sa Bulkan ang tubig unsa man ang nadaut daghan kaayo, asa naman ang tourist spot?? naguba na ang Foundation sa bukid kay pa taka taka manlang sila ug hukay maayo kung tubig na kay magtubon… ang pangutana UTIP mutubod ba ang YUTA????Mag Isip ka naman….

  160. pastilan kamo! naa koy nakalap nga chika about aning ginganlan ug ranulfo kuizon.taga hinunangan, southern leyte diay kuno ni nya known na diay kuno ni sa ilaha sa pagkamaro! mga properties niya naimbargo na sa bangko nya mangita na lang ni siyag bisag unsa nga raket.daghan pa gyud kuno nig existing loans nga worth of millionswa na kabayad.ilang balay foreclosed na.naa na lang kuno ni sila nagpuyo sa ilang tindahan nga loan sad tingali kuno.uban nilang negosyo kuno karon closed na sad.pastilan nailad baya tang mga biliranons.

  161. Panlilio slaps plunder raps vs Lapids, 3 others

    http://www.tribune.net.ph/nation/20090602nat1.html

    By Charlie V. Manalo and Pat C. Santos

    06/02/2009

    Priest-turned-politician Pampanga Gov. Eduardo “Among Ed” Panlillo yesterday filed plunder charges before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City against Sen. Lito Lapid, his son, Philippine Tourism Authority General Manager Mark Lapid; and three former employees of the Pampanga provincial government over the alleged quarrying scam in the province.

    In a complaint-affidavit, Panlilio said during their respective terms as governor of Pampanga, Lito and Mark Lapid had collected some P689 million in so-called “environmental ecological fees” from quarrying firms.

    Lito and Mark Lapid had served as governor of the province one after the other.

    According to Panlilio, the amount that the local government had imposed on the quarrying firms was an accumulated amount of taxes they were exacted for collecting gravel and sand from the towns of Floridablanca, Mabalacat and Porac within a period of five and a half years, or from January 2002 to June 2007.

    Panlilio said during their respective terms as governor, Lito and Mark failed to remit a total of P568 million of the accrued P689 million quarrying taxes to the provincial government, which merely got P121 million of the amount in taxes.

    “I filed the plunder case against these five former public officials to seek justice for our kabalen (provincemates) who, after being displaced, killed, hurt and impoverished by the eruptions of Mt. Pinatubo in June 1991 and the following lahar flows, had been deprived of basic social services due to the corrupt practices by the Lapid administrations,” Panlillo said.

    Aside from the Lapids, the other respondents to the case are former Pampanga provincial administrator Fidel Arcenas and former provincial treasurers Jovito Sabado and Vergel Yabut.

    “The extent of the damage and prejudice to the constituents of the province caused by the undue advantage taken by the respondents of their respective official positions is morally shocking, even with the successive years of inflation suffered by the Philippine peso. And such audacity to enrich themselves at the expense of the people is precisely the crime defined and penalized by the law on plunder,” Panlilio moreover said.

    Under the Philippine Plunder Law (Republic Act 7080, as amended), any public officer who, by himself or in connivance with members of his family, relatives by affinity or consanguinity, business associates, subordinates or other persons, amasses, accumulates or acquires ill-gotten wealth through a combination or series of overt or criminal acts in the aggregate amount of P50 million shall be guilty of the crime of plunder and shall be meted with the maximum penalty of either reclusion perpetua (life imprisonment) or death.

    Panlilio pointed out that it was very clear that more than P50 million were pocketed by the Lapids in apparent collusion with the three local government employees, which should constitute plunder.

    “Although they (Lapids) are no longer in position (in the local government of Pampanga) now, they can still be made to answer to the law because the abuse and the plunder that they committed were committed while they were still in such position,” the former preacher stressed in Filipino.

    To further expose the alleged anomaly, Panlilio said within his 23 months as Pampanga governor, the provincial government has already collected P397.608 million from quarrying taxes and fees, which already surpassed the P382.560 million in taxes collected by the Natural Resources Development Corp. of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in Pampanga from 1999 to 2001, under Lito Lapid’s term.

    Panlilio said he hopes the Ombudsman would immediately act on the complaint he filed against the Lapids and the three ex-employees of the provincial government of Pampanga and look into the case.

    “While we in Pampanga are doing everything to right the wrongs that have been committed, we pray that the Office of the Ombudsman will swiftly act on the case that we have filed before it so that the people of Pampanga will finally obtain justice,” Panlilio concluded.

    Panlilio, who advocates “change” in the government, is reportedly seeking the presidency in the national elections next year.

  162. alagad ito mga taga caibiran…maawud daw kita oi,dere man ada kita mga bota..maram kita na kun hin o an daku an nakapasemento hito ngada na kalsada..ay gad kita pagin ipokrita oi,klaro la it akun insesering nganhe..,about ito na mina dda ha atun.dere man gud ito makahatag ha at hin daku na problema..maram ako tanan ine puro la pumolitika,pagpahamot han tagsa2 na mga kandidato kay tanan me mga interes man…ako usa na taga caibiran…,sayud ko mga panhitabo ngada…nakadto ko han magkaada han daku na baha ha caibiran,dere ito tungod han mina..kay anu na mina la an iyu inbabasul tanan…dere ba natun nakikita kun naagi kita perme ha cross country?dda me pulang yuta kutob ha makalpi ada mismo ha kalsada nakabutang itun mga nagpakatambak na mga raha…diin man ito tikang? tikang ito ha mga pinulod ngada na mga kahoy…salit an atun bukid na damaged na,,amu ito an dapat an himuon na isyu nganhe kay adlaw2 ito na pagpinulod hin kahoy…pagmata kita oi….ayla kita dapig hin mga kandidato kay tanan ito hira me sarili na mga interes,mga corrupt tanan….ray na buyod…

  163. an iyo insesering tanan na mga tourist spot na nadaout..dati pa ito daot na bis ray pa ito na mina…iyo na manla ito insumpay sumpay nganhe oi..naanu ba kamu mga taga caibiran…hubog ba kamu? papahamut la kamu parti ito yana kay maeleksyun na…hayyy..kairo na manla…yana padi na an makandidato?wow….asya diay na damu yangbat kun nagmimisa against hin usa na pulitiko,,mahabaging dyos…ha caibiran damu na an dere ingaganahan pagsimba tungod ine,,kay an padi para la ha simbahan..dapat fair la itun hiya dere nairug pamolitika…peru if ever na kumandidato hiya kay me pulitika man na naback up…and then magdaug hiya sana magin relihiyoso na tanan an mga biliranon…..hahha,thnx po…

  164. DIAY BAG-ONG BALITA KONTRA SA MINING.

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    Group blast mining conference

    By Leila Salaverria
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 20:27:00 09/12/2009

    MANILA, Philippines—Akbayan Representative Risa Hontiveros and an advocacy group on Saturday branded the forthcoming Mining Philippines 2009 conference as a bad idea since it will propagate the Philippines’ flawed policies on the use of its mineral resources.

    Hontiveros, who is pushing a bill for an alternative mining policy that would, among others, entitle government to a bigger portion of the revenues and allow for more local participation in the decision making process, said there were many provisions of the mining act that need to be changed.

    Alyansa Tigil Mina Coordinator Jaybee Garganera said the Mining Philippines 2009 conference, scheduled to be held here next week, would sell the country as a mining destination, to the detriment of local communities and natural resources.

    Hontiveros said the conference would “attempt to drumbeat the revitalization of the mining industry,” even though there was a “very wrong” policy on it.

    The Mining Philippines 2009 conference and exhibition would take place from September 15 to 17 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza. It is intended to discuss the latest developments in the mining industry in Asia.

    Hontiveros said large scale mining displaces indigenous people, poses great risks to protected areas and critical watersheds and contaminates municipal watershed and coastal areas. All three sectors, she pointed out, are protected by three specific laws yet remain endangered by mining activities.

    “Three asset reform laws are being undermined by large-scale mining,” she said at the Kapihan sa Sulo forum.

    She said there was a pressing need to change the way mining is done in the country, and pointed to the pending alternative mining bill in the House of Representatives that is being tackled by the committee on natural resources.

    Under the measure, decisions on mining activities would no longer be concentrated in the Office of the President, and would be put in the hands of local indigenous communities and local government officials comprising the multi-sectoral mineral council.

    The bill would impose a royalty fee equivalent to 10 percent of gross revenue taxes, on top of the excise taxes of 2 percent currently being imposed on mining companies. It would also remove the provision for the financial or technical assistance agreement, which allows 100 percent foreign ownership of mining operations. The bill would require corporations to be 60 percent owned by Filipinos.

    If the bill is passed, mining corporations would also be required to secure international insurance and performance bonds for the rehabilitation of the area in case of mining disasters.

    The Alyansa Tigil Mina also backed Hontiveros’ bill, saying the reforms it pushes reflect the true needs of mining-affected communities.

    Former senator Francisco “Kit” Tatad, the principal author of the 1995 Mining Act, noted that the measure was dubbed by mining experts as one of the finest laws in the world.

    But Tatad believes the law should be revisited considering that the circumstances that prompted its passage were different from the present situation.

    “As principal sponsor, I want to revisit to the law because whatever legislation you do, there would be points that you would overlook and the reality on the ground changes every day,” he said.

    He said that for instance, when the law was passed, there was no big market for metal, unlike now. He also said a new practice is being done, in which certain groups would undertake small-scale mining operations, but they would be using equipment of large-scale mining and would be fronting for bigger operations.

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