Editorial
Leyte Samar Daily Express

Since the ratification of the 1987 Constitution, congress has yet to enact an enabling law prohibiting political dynasties. The utter failure to pass such legislation is due to the lack of interest of legislators as they will be the most affected. We know too well how politicians had maintained a stranglehold of elective positions and power with family and kin partaking the limited posts available. Such practice results in the concentration of political power within and among family members. It deprives others of the opportunity to obtain elective office as the same are held exclusively beyond the reach and access of citizens who too are qualified to hold such offices. Incumbents and those in power have the edge in getting the position they presently hold. The tremendous force being wielded by the one in power who has at his disposal all necessary resources to ensure victory for him and everybody in the family who are seeking elective office as well.

But we have been into such iniquitous situation ever since the provision against political dynasties was enshrined in the Constitution. The provision is well intended to equalize the playing field insofar as access to public office is made available to the citizenry. The idea may have been inspired by the bad experience during the two-decade Marcos rule where political power was concentrated on individuals who are blessed to be so by the powers that be. Many local officials then had served office as long or even beyond the two-decade dictatorship of the ousted despot. These officials stayed in power for as long as they willed to the deprivation of other citizens who also want to serve the office being held. The only result of this bad experience was the inclusion of a provision on term limits in the Constitution and the Local Government Code.

Dynasty according to one legal luminary, former Comelec Chairman Christian Monsod, who was one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, is committed in two ways. It may be simultaneous or successive. The more prevalent practice is successive dynasty wherein the elected post is passed among family members in succession after the end of the term limit. Such practice deprives all others aspiring for the post from getting the office as the incumbent has always the decided advantage for wielding power and resources to ensure keeping the post. In the other mode, family members seek elective office simultaneously and acquire control over positions of power. Unfortunately, there is no enabling law prohibiting dynasties.

248 COMMENTS

  1. Bisan pa ug unsa kalimpyo ang mga rason sa mga politiko nga modagan for public office where they will be within the bounds ands context of political dynasty, during their terms kung makadaug man gyud sila, we will end up having a corrupt and impartial governance. It has been proven here and in the entire Philippines time and again.

    Sanglit, I am calling sa atong mga tinahud nga mga kaparian where we draw our guidance on the issue of morality relative to political dynasty, labi na ang mga dayag jud kaayo niadtong 2007 elections like, Fr. Maceda, Fr. Pantas, Fr. Colasito etc. Remember and gidilian ug gisangyaw sa atong mga tinahod nga mga kaparian sa una even using the pulpit, was not necessarily on personalities but the “evil” of political dynasty. Karon, mura ug wala man jud koy nadunggan in any of them mentioning again and or about guiding us the very potential immorality of these politicians now running within the context of POLITICAL DYNASTY(ies)! We know for a fact that Espina’s had long been engaging this immoral political dynasty within our province, and now here’s the Chong’s “with a reason” why they need to field another direct member of family…as again to become another political dynasty – for sure!

    Hinaut dili ko lainon pagsabot niini. I have nothing against our clergy, but definitely I am against political dynasties. Many of us needs the thoughts and guidance of our priests on this issue, after all they were the ones bannering this fight before and the ones credible enough speaking on “IMMORAL” acts.

    Please speak us now so we may be guided…

  2. To antidynatyjud,
    I don’t have to say anything but to agree with everything you said about these dynasties, including the Chongs. They are following the footsteps of the Espinas. I hope the voters will think about it and stop them from continuing and creating another dynasty.

  3. ANTIDYNASTYJUD
    SUPPORTER

    I RESPECT YOUR OPINION. AS I HAVE POSTED SOMEWHERE, WE WILL NEVER FORCE OURSELVES ON YOU OR THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN. WE WILL OFFER CONCRETE PLANS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH TO LIFT MANY PEOPLE FROM THE RUT OF POVERTY. I SPEAK WITH A CREDENTIAL IN RESPECT OF MY CREDIBILITY. I DIDNT FAIL TOTALLY IN SOCIAL CONTRACT WITH THE PEOPLE.

    IF YOU THINK THAT YOUR PERSONAL CONVICTION PREVENTS YOU FROM ACCEPTING OUR PROPOSITION, WE RESPECT THAT. SAYON KAAYO ISULTI NING TANAN (ABSTRACT POLITICAL PRINCIPLES) SA USA KA TAWO NGA ARANG-ARANG UG KABUTANG KAYSA KADAGHANAN. PERO MAKALULUOY ANG KADAGHANAN NGA NAGPUYO SA TALIWALA SA KAWAD-ON FOR THE SHEER MISFORTUNE OF BEING UNABLE TO DIRECT THE COURSE OF PUBLIC GOVERNANCE.

    DILI KAMI MAMUGOS SA KATAWHAN TOTAL DILI MAN KANA AMONG KAWAD-ON. PAMINAWA KAMI UG SILA SA PANAHON SA KAMPANYA. SEE FOR YOURSELVES WHAT WE OFFER IN CONCRETE TERMS AND COMPARE US TO THEM.

    PARA NAKO… DILI GYUD KO MODAWAT SA KANDIDATONG MAMUGOS SA IYANG KAUGALINGON NGARI KANAKO HUMAN KO GIPAHURAM UG ‘HOT CAR’ (CARNAPPED/SMUGGLED) UG HUMAN KO GIHADLOK NGA MAY LARAW NGA IPAPATAY KO. IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO THAT CANDIDATE IS… I WILL DIVULGE HIM IN DUE TIME. HE IS FAR FROM BEING THE ALTERNATIVE CANDIDATE HE PROJECTS HIMSELF TO BE…

  4. i joined the call of anti-dynasty!!! we seek the guidance of the good priest, fr.maceda,fr.colasito,fr.pantas, regarding to this anti-dynatism.As what we remember they were last 2007 proclaming the good news…

  5. Biliran Island Facebook

    Ashley Santini Lucente Lagat di mn dynasty ang sa chong.. when u say dynasty composed of more members pareha sa mga espina nga pila njud tanan.. juz a friendly comment ^_^

    Dawn C. Acedillo charty..how bowt the chong?? u can now say dynasty coz der mor dan 1 na.. high position pa nmn w/o any experience?? nya unsa may nkita naval run? damu la tulis og kawat.. :-)

    just a kind opinion..harhar…

  6. Cong Glenn, Yes, we have clearly observed and you are worthy to be acclaimed of your performances (this mus be what you mean by saying “I SPEAK WITH A CREDENTIAL IN RESPECT OF MY CREDIBILITY”) for in just a sheer 3-year period (am sorry to your predecessors but we cant hold of comparing their performances against of your time). Figuratively, my impression is purely based being you excelling as a member of national legislature representing our district.With all honesty, KUDOS to you! As much as I don’t agree of legislature immersing so much activities or of in direct hand implementing physical programs and projects on the ground(ideally this should be for executive branch of government), but I must also have to accept that this is “Philippine Style” since or even prior 1970s. Anyway whatever it is, as I say it: YOU BREAK THE RECORD here in Biliran!

    My posting here as you may notice is not primarily intended for you, but since you responded intimately here, am giving myself a time the privilege of exchanging few views with you, it’s a chance of honor actually. Well, as we all know some people might be aligned of many things in an instant, but definitely there are also some instances we may differ each other. And in our point of discussion here, as I had said earlier, no matter how good and noble is your reason of fielding your dad being your running mate, for us it could be also tantamount to say that “wala na man gud denhi sa ato may kredibilidad o abilidad para sa maong posisyon”. Well, am pretty sure you will speak back that its not really so, hence, you’ve been trying but there’s really no taker at all. Finally, ang ako man lang gud niini nga punto mao nga imo man sab gud kompanya sa una ang dynastiya nga DAKO KAAYONG ISSUE diin gidilian ug gisuka sa mga taga Biliran mao nga dako ang suporta kanimo. With your situation now, siguro nga nausab na gyud diay ang imong gibarogan niiniing maong issue karon. If that is the case, my speculation is: 1. Kung nausab ka sa baroganan batok sa dynastiya, may posibilidad nga ikaw o kaha ang imong dad mausab pod diay sa inyong gibarogan nga “saktong” rason man kaha karon ngano siya gyud imo runningmate, ngadto unya sa lain ug tingali hiwi na nga sitwasyon kung kamo duha mapili na. 2. What if at the end of the day many of your followers will not agree of this set-up, corrupted of their decisions and will cost your defeat (God forbid!), luoy kaayo ang mga Biliranon kung lain ang modaug because the momentum of progress (you initiated) is already here.

    As far as I can remember, part of the issue then is the “DELICADEZA” as stated by our mentioned priests during the 2007 elections. That is why this posting is not directly intended for you, because we know very well that politicians will ALWAYS have good reasons for them to blow so the voters may believed in them. Ang ako lang pangutana: NAUSAB NA BA DIAY ANG MGA RASON UG GIBAROGAN SA ATONG MGA MORAL TEACHERS? Ngano nga kulit gyud ko niini tungod kay mitou ako nga anointed ang atong mga kaparian when it comes to moral teachings and guidance. And it is but just right for us to hear their guidance. Kita tanan adunay man some sort of immoral acts in our very own ways but as a collective community, we have everyone’s responsibility on this very issue. Well, tingali moingon mo nga if I have the strong conviction then I have to follow what it is. But my point again here is the collective voting populace and not ONLY me. Mao nga samtang wala pa ko nadunggan hangtod karon, my adherence of your “good reasons why we need to vote also your dad” will be pending upon.

    Tinahod nga Cong, this may not necessarily for your own consumption but for us voters to become wise and prudent of our decisions on May 2010.

  7. 1FAM-RULE——–KADIRI

    1FAM-RULE——-KAHILAS

    1FAM-RULE——-YUCKY

    1FAMILY-RULE IN OUR PROVINCE IS TANTAMOUNT TO

    SELLING OUR VERY OWN SOULS TO THE DEVIL WHO

    PRETEND TO BE THE ANOINTED ONE…

    KONDINAHIN NATIN ANG UTAK NG GAWAIN ITO…

    MABUHAY ANG BILIRAN..

    MABUHAY ANG MAPAGPALAYANG MAMAYAN NG ATIN

    PROBINSIYA…

  8. cong chong,

    with due respect mr congressman you are fond of saying in due time i will tell you who he is but i do not want you spreading false information and take it sitting down.

    First with the hot car, the car that you are mentioning was lent to you when you won as congressman and you did not have a vehicle to use in manila. it was lent to you in good faith, brand new. If ever you had a problem with that car, the car is already clear with Camp Crame authorities, so what the hell are you talking about. At present the car is in the region and if you want to make an issue out of someone who lent you a car in good faith, just call the authorities and have the car impounded if it is really a hot car. But please don’t make that an issue and make that a justification for your dynastic tendencies.

    Secondly, what the hell are you talking about when you ininuate that this person is out to kill you. Did you hear it from his mouth? You heard it from someone lese and the sory must have been distorted already when it reached you. You are a lawyer, you must know that that is hearsay when you yourself did not hear it coming from the person’s mouth. Hope congressman you stick to the issues instead of always blaming someone and harping on personal issues. Why don’t you instead be a statesman and talk about the real issues of Biliran.

    What you are doing congressman is dividing the province between those who will defend you and those who are not for you. That is not good for the province. Let us stop attacking personalities because that it is not the issue. Let us instead talk about the qualifications of candidates.

    It is regret that I tell this because I respect you but dividingm the province between you and others is not healthy, it is like asking the people to go up in arms, inciting the people to get mad at someone who does not even hate you and does not mean any harm to you. In short you are propagating HATE POLITICS, Im sorry but that is how I see it. When shall we stop this kind of politics. you have proven your point in 2007 against the Espinas, you rode the moral high ground and now it seems that this does not apply anymore. That is double standard morality.

    TO ASHLEY,

    there are two forms of dynasty, one is succession which is what is true in the case of Espina and the other one is throiugh fielding close relatives of an incumbent in the case of Cong Glenn Chong to any elective position especially if the position is that of a higher one. So you see Ashley both parties are guilty of dynasty.

    I remain for the people.

    Serbisyo para sa KAUSWAGON
    Trabaho para sa KAUGMAON
    Ngadto sa tinuod na KALINAW!

  9. rejoinder

    MR. CONGRESSMAN, there is no alternative candidate, he is the better choice if you may please. but I respect that for you.

    To all bloggers,

    I do not want to defame any candidate, let us just study the qualifications of each candidate.

    I am still for a better Biliran. A Biliran which rightfully belongs to the people and not of a biliran that whoever is in the position is identified with the province. I do not want to go to another place and when I mention that I am from Biliran, they always ask me am i for the chong or for the Espinas? I would like to be identified finally as a Biliranon without any political personality owning the province except the people. I want to be identified as a Biliranon not as some poltical animal of any politician from the province.

  10. The intimidating english is striking again! pretending to be neutral but after all, he/she will promote the reject Raffy Salazar and maliciously will be destroying the good name of our congressman Glenn Chong. Pustahan man!.

  11. LIBALIBA POST # 4

    i joined the call of anti-dynasty!!! we seek the guidance of the good priest, fr.maceda,fr.colasito,fr.pantas, regarding to this anti-dynatism.As what we remember they were last 2007 proclaming the good news…

    HALA NAG ANUNSYO NGARI ANG MAAYONG SUSBARANAN SA PREPAID BLOGGERS…

    WA KAY KRIDEBILIDAD TO UTTER THESE WORDS KAY ANG IMONG GUSUPORTAHAHN UTRO POD NGA PAMILYA PODEROSO DE POLITICAL..

    SIYAGIT SIGAYET KA DIHA NGA I JOIN I JOIN BASIG MASAGPA KA NOON SA IMONG AMO…….

  12. In my opinion, there is no wrong with dynasty as long as these people holding power will do the following:

    1. Improve the economic condition of Biliranon.
    2. Offer the best and competitive education to Biliranon.
    3. Give due Justice and fairness in governance.
    4. Respect the dignity and rights of Biliranon.
    5. Make Biliranon a happy, physically fit people and drug-free people.
    6. Make Biliran a tourist destination.

  13. Intoy,

    Yes, I am for Raffy but nowhere in my post do I destroy your Congressman. I am just answering what he has posted here, the same way you are defending your congressman, lest another lie will be spread.

    It is your camp who maliciously spread wrong information. but anyway thank you and may Gob less you as He may also bless Biliran.

    SERBISYO para sa KAUSWAGON,
    TRABAHO para sa KAUGMAON,
    Ngadto sa tinuod na KALINAW.

  14. MADLANGBAYAN,
    NGANO NANGUSOG MAN KAG MAAYO NI RAFFY SALAZAR
    WALA MAN MI DIANI NGA TAWO MAKAILA?
    DEIN MAN NI SIYA NATAWO SA BILIRAN?
    O PARIHAS RANI SA MGA ESPINA NATAWO SA QUEZON CITY UNYA KAY DITO PALA SA BILIRAN ANG MARAMING PERA
    O NANDITO NA KAHIT HANGANG NGAYON BALOKTOT PARIN ANG VISAYAN DIALECT NI ROGER ESPINA.
    WE WILL NOT VOTE THIS TIME SA DELI LUMADNON NGA TAGA BILIRAN.
    HOMAN NAMI GIUWAT SA MGA ESPINA,KARON DAGHAN NAG UTANG ANG ATO PROBINSYA SA SIGI UG PANGUTANG NI GOV.ROGER TINGNAN MO DITO TALAGA SILA YUAMAN SA NAVAL,BILIRAN
    FIRST YEAR PALANG NI DADDY GERRY ESPINA AS CONGRESSMAN NAGPATAYO KA AGAD NG MANSION SA CARAYCARAY,SA ATIPOLO TINGNAN MO NGA ANO NA KA YAMAN ANG MGA ESPINA NA ITO.
    BILIRAN GARDEN,TAGAYTAY MANSION,CORVETTE.DE KABAYO.
    AGGREVIET SUPPLIES NA BUILDING DIYAN SA NAVAL.LOTTO OUTLET.
    SA PAGDATING NI ESPINA SR. SA NAVAL NAG RENT LANG IYAN NG BAHAY..TINGNAN MO NGAYON ANG YAMAN YAMAN NA.
    KAYA MADLANGBAYAN HUWAG MONG IPAGPILITAN SA AMIN ANG HINDI RIN TAGA BILIRAN PLEASE LANG NAMAN.

  15. You’re a liar Madlangbayan…
    You are not trying to destroy GC directly but you did destroy the reputation of his father…
    Tssk.. what a desperate post from a desperate blogger.

  16. MAGLANGBAYAN,
    PLEASE CONCENTRATE YOUR JATHROPIA..
    BAKA ANG JATHROPIA MAPUNTA SA MINING AND WHITE CLAY KASABWAT NI ROGER ESPINA PORO LENDING .PORO UTANG ,
    PORO MINA.
    AYAW NAMIN ANG MINING KAYA AYAW NA NAMIN SA MGA KURAKOT NA ESPINA.AYAW NAMIN ANG DRUGS KAYA IKULONG ANG MAUTAK SA KAWAYAN.

  17. Bert and Saba diha,

    Well, who is lumad Biliranon, is it Charlie Chong? Isn’t is true that he is from Calubian and has no Biliran blood in his veins. On the other hand, Raffy is the son of a Biliranon from kawayan just like Cong Glenn is the son of a biliranon from Biliran too since they are related by blood from the mother side. Both have Biliranon blood in them. Is that a lie? No it is not. That is the truth.

    On the other hand Saba Diha, did I write anything in this post to destroy the father of Cong glenn, Im just trying to straighten a point. So where’s the lie there.

    Let’s discuss issues my friends, not personalities and personal attacks on candidates. To each his own point of view.. I respect your opinions. I am relating a fact. Is that a lie?

    As for the Jatropha, it is a legitimate project of the government and of PNOC-AFC. Just go around and see the different plantations in the province which have helped a lot of farmers in the province. You tell them to that and they will tell you the truth. You can also see the nursery which at present has already a million seedlings and which is the first of its kind in Region Eight. Go ask PNOC-AFC officilas who come to Biliran every now and then to inspect the plants and the nursery.

    Daghang Salamat!

    SERBISYO para sa KAUSWAGON,
    TRABAHO para sa KAUGMAON,
    Ngdto sa tinuod nga KALINAW..

  18. I totally agree with antidynastyjud. Although, I think, the priests are there to guide. In the end, it will be the members of the Catholic fold who will have to decide for themselves.

    To Ronnie (post #13), the idea that there is nothing wrong with a dynasty as long as that dynasty will deliver has been, time and again, proven to be wrong in our country. It is because one member of the family may be good but a family is not homogenous. Meaning to say, each one is different. In addition, a dynasty ensures that the state’s resources benefit only a particular family as we have also seen in our country. And it distorts opportunities and chances for great leaders to emerge. These are just some of the many reasons why there is even a Constitutional ban on political dynasties in the Philippines. Ug para lang masayod ka, mao na nga pulong ang giingon ni Gerry Espina Sr. kadtong gipadagan niya iyang mga anak bisan pa nidagan siya sa agenda nga kontra siya sa mga Jaro who are “out to build a dynasty in Biliran.”

  19. Biliran Island Facebook

    Jay-An Dedace nyay! maki singit lhan kdyot aa?
    — dli mn dynasty ang sa mga CHONG.. ug usa pa., if ma dynasty mn clang mtwag soon,dli gHap man mAot! qtaa rhun ang naval,biliran…… as far as i know&&observed, daghan naging improvement sukad nging congressman si glenn chong. aYt? damU cxAg na cHagne sa place n2 unlike b4. :))

    tAma dba??! i think, its not right to make such issue an argUe.
    dpat gani mg tinabangay tanan… :) . ..

    **** agi lang.

    Kyris Icain yah! i agre jay..mas damu nabuhat ang chong kesa sa espina ui,though dmu mu kontra sa ia wasang cla ryt ky wa cla ka buhat ug unsa man nabuhat ni chong for naval ron..heheh^_^

    Jay-An Dedace :)) haha. mu jhUd ky. .
    —-> kadaghan jud saq na obsreved nga improvements ad2ng nwla q dha 2 yrs ago.., si chong ang nktbang sa a2 place pra musikat… etC. :]

    Kyris Icain mao..bsag wa pa niya natima ang uban pag pa semnto pro atleast naa jd xa napahimo,dli prho sa iba jijing dha na more on talks la..hahaha..peace^_^
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  20. LOOK DOWN!!! SA MAY ANAS BRIDGE…

    NAA NAY 8MILLION WORTH OF FLOOD CONTROL…

    NAA PAY ON-GOING CONST. OF IST CLASS COCKPIT GYMNASIUM…

    KAKA DERI NING HUGADOR NGA AMAHAN…

  21. Election period na man unta pero anaa pa kita mga kandidato wala magpakabana sa ila mga kabuang nga klaro nakita sa katawhan.
    Lucy Curso nagpadayon pa gamit iya official service vehicle green adventure para iya tupad basak. inom2 pa iya trabahador diha sakyanan nakatambay iya basak sa caraycaray. Gigamit ra pod iya poder makasuweldo iya mga kabanayan wa mga trabaho sigi la kobra. Dagko ra ba suweldo. Pa snaksnak ug kobra ra work. hehehe
    Eden Apolinar nangulo pod sugal (buwang) diha mismo sentro lungsdo pa jud naval luyo balay A & S sa adlaw nga Huwebes nga sulod pod mga empleyado sugarol. Unsa ka buyod nga panghunahuna para sa usa ka lider (kuno?) hehehe
    Charlie Cahn makita bisan asa ila hulagway magpamilya gipangbitay bisan asa nga sa kamatuoran dili jud siya igkita sa lungsod sa biliran diin siya mao ang mayor kay tua man siya magpuyo sa cebu. mouli la mokubra ug naa kinahnglanon. Pagkaayo ra bitayon karong umaabot election. kung nakatugot ang mga biliranon sa ila mga pulitiko nga tua magpuyo sa laing dapit sa nila charlie chan ug orencio gervacio, dili ta mosugot mga biliran kay moanhi la na aron magharvest sa mga grasya sa biliran ug adto gamiton pasikat sa laing dapit para sila ingnaon mga dato. nadato diay sa … ! hehehe

  22. akong obserbasyon denhi kusog kaayo ta manaway sa usag usa nga personalidad, dili gani sa aningles kay kuno dili mao, sa mga peryenti ato mga politiko, mga tagalog, waray ug bisdak, etc etc. hahay feeling sa mga nagsuwat denhi bisan lang nagtakuban, SIYA NA GAJUD ANG PINAKAPERFEKTO KAY SA UBAN. hehehehekhek ubo ubo ug ubo pa gajud. ok ha ang mkonsensya maau and dili pod ok ra kaaju oist! ayaw lang mo kasuko nako ha… sa mga balido isyu unta ta magdiskosyon uy!

    ngari ta sa issue ba bahin sa gihuwat nga guidance sa mga kaparian bahin DYNASTY alegri pod kaau ni. bitaw no? way jamo pa gjud ko kadungog nila nga magjawjaw sa misa kada simba naho. niato 2007 aguy kabulingit tawon mga espina tirada sa mga misa kay wala lagi mga delikadisa halos hurot na tanan pamilya dagan kay lagi ingon mga paders maot gajud basta sobra na sa usa sa pamilya magkujog ug dagan politika. hahahay ngano gjud kaha ano wala man kisaw mga paders? hhmmmm lisod man gajud uy tingali ba maibanan balikhalad ni mana adelf… aw ambot kaha mao ba pod rason uy…sory ha tabian gajud ko! seriously (opps ako englis ha medyo gamay ra ni) nausab na ba bitaw kaha ila gibarogan paders ‘no! kay ang ako cong chong gipadagan man iya amahan para gob. mao ra man gajud gihapon sangpotanan ani tanan uy dynastiya jud. agree ko antidynastiyajud nga impartial governance gihapon ug dako posibilidad corrupt governance basta kujog pamilya.
    glen, sory gajud ha dili ko botar imo dady kay maot man na. ikaw botar lang ko kay katilaw na man mi unsa imo agi ug kang doc. timbangtimbang(dili kanding ha kay baho bisan radyo abot baho karyukan) ko, doc naa maajo naao pod maot. ikaw glen naa maajo naa pod maot (labi na imo tubag radyo kang kanding dyes tabos komapra nimo piso). human timbang labaw ka score hehehe.
    uy mga paders unsa na ni uy nausab na ba mo. huwat ko simbhan ha issue ba anti dynasty misa homileya. ab kors sila duha na kapamilya expect namo. whew pasayloa ko pader kay nakasala ako… mmmm aminin mga paders dili mo kamilya… kapuso diay…

  23. In my blog # 13, those are the challenges that I would like to present to any candidate in Biliran this coming May 2010. Again DYNASTY is not an issue here! To Congressman Chong and his father candidate CC, do you accept these challenges? And I add the 7th condition: BILIRAN MUST BE FREE IN CORRUPTION. The seven conditions I posted are not easy to do. But in order to be fulfilled and realized, it needs a collaborative effort of all elected officials to lead with common vision and mission for transformation. It could be Son and the Father and/or brothers and other members in the family. Let us not afraid of the looming dynasty as long as they for the best. If someday they will abuse in power, we have the remedy for that: Everything is GOD’S PLAN. MAN PROPOSES BUT GOD DISPOSES.
    Let us go..go..go.. for the group with integrity, performance, character and concern for Biliranon. You know we are BILIRANONS.

  24. Giluod 24,
    Mangutana lang ko ug wla kba loora sa imo gipanulti pka daut kng Lucy Curso? My proyba kba nga ang gibuhat ni Lucy illegal? Mao nay nka daut ba ky pataka ka lng ug paghot. Kay unsa may maot ug ang iya servis gamiton sa pgsakay sa iya mga trabahador na ghatag mn na sa goberno sa iya isip usa ka vice gov..Usa ka mo paghot e expain una ug ang gbuhat ni Lucy illegal ba or wla kna lain mkita pra ibato sa iya.

  25. Post# 26
    Ang issue pa rin ngayon ay dynastiya. Wag ka magbulagbulagan. Ano ba gusto mo mangyari, toilet cabinet at pinag-uusapan ang problema ng Biliran sa toilet lamang dahil kung kapwa tatay at anak ang namumuno walang bagong idea at puro pang sarili lamang lahat ng desisyon.

    Sa madaling salita, ang bawat desisyon ang una munang tinatanong ng mag-ama ay eto ba ay makakabuti sa pamilya at hindi kung ano ang makakabuti sa bayan.

    Sadyang mapalinlang ang dynastiya. Walang bagong ideya na pumapasok kundi pang sariling interes lamang. Ang interes ng pamilya kaysa interes ng lahat.

    At di pupwede yng sinasabi mong everything is God’s plan. Bakit sinabi ba ng Diyos na iboto ang mag-ama para magkaroon ng katuparan ang iyong panaginip. Ang tao ang nagdedesisyon sa lahat ng kanyang ginagawa at kung ating subukan na naman ang isang dynastiya e walang kaseguruhan ang ating hinaharap.

    kayat mahal kong kaibigang Ronnie, wag mo kaming linlangin sa iyong mga sinasabing mga gabay sa pamamahala.

    Una sa lahat prinsipyo ang pinag-uusapan dito. Ang isang kandidatong walang prinsipyo ay maihahalintulad sa isang ibon na dapo ng dapo kahit saang sanga at pugad.

  26. Dynasty as defined in the dictionary is always ascribed to kings and nobles. It is a succession of one family or group to any position.

    In the Philippine context, no definition as of yet has been given to polticial dynasty. But the The 1987 Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines: Article 2 – Declaration of Principles and State Policies, Section 26 states that:
    “ The State shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law. ”

    This provision clearly prohibits the existence of political dynasties in the country to preclude equal access to public service and the right for people to choose in the local election. However, it is not self-executory, meaning the provision needs an implementing law before it can be applied.

    Unfortunately, no such law has been approved in twenty years, mainly because of disagreements on the definition of a political dynasty, thus it continues to exert a pervasive influence on Philippine politics. Furthermore, the democratic character of the government, allows such groups to justify their existence and thrive under the mantle of legitimacy. It is true that no political family should exercise monopoly of leadership but they have all the economic resources and political clout to do so.

    Verily, I believe, this provision in the constitution contemplates to PREVENT ONE FAMILY to control the political affairs in government or dominate in political contests.

    The Espina’s therefore definitely belongs to this category, it is a political dynasty. The Chongs are also guilty of this they have positioned themselves as a father and son team. Thus, there is dynasty. One might say but they have not yet been elected and thus they are not yet a dynasty. Well, that may be true, but the simple fact, that Congressman Chong fielded his father as governor belies the underlying truth, that of personal interests overriding the consideration for the welfare of the general public and thus, again denying the people of equal acccess to public service. Does this mean that we are bereft of good leaders and promising leaders in the province?

    That I believe, is the spirit of the law which our constitutional framers were contemplating. This therefore means that political dynasty in Philippine context refers to families who are fielding thier next of kin in not just one but two or more political positions. This is what I believe dynasty is all about.

    If fielding two or more candidates from the same family is not dynasty, well surely it smells of a dynasty in the making. But shall we wait for this to happen and let us again suffer the same fate as we had before?

    As they say, in politics, money is power, and power corrupts absolutely. Power is not only an aphrodisiac but when it gets hold of one person it corrupts his mind as well. That in itself is corruption.
    Daghang Salamat!

  27. kanis ronnie pastilan diin kha ni nagpujo wala cguro makabulikat ijaha mata ug pangatuli ija dalunggan nga wala man maka amgo unsa nay dagan ug panghitabo sa mga politiko nga nagduyog pamilya dili lang denhi sa biliran halos tibouk pilipinas! dodong ayaw na ta nianang mga hagit ug idials ihungit sa mga politiko kay bisan pa atubangan altar simbhan penirmahay kuno kay dili mamalit sa eleksyon pero ambot lang sa langaw pilay edad sa ok-ok! apil pa kompanya walay palitay si magsasangyaw bongabong para basa simbahan pero utro pod namalit pilde lang hinuon. hala uy, dili na ni mga tawhana mahadlok sa ginoo kay atubang jud ilad ba. wala man ni sila maputli ug kamot sa ila way uwaw papirmapirma(pero naa jud pod nunot wala mamalit ha). ambot lang gajud! ayaw na lang ta niana imo mga challenges ronnie kay tandoan ra ta kron, kung modaog na lain na timpla.

    obserbasyonis:

    Congressman: ang encumbent karon maau ug performance, ab kors 1st term ang-ang no dili maau ajo bitaw dili mabotaran usab. sa una dynastiya dili maaju, karon ok ra uy! ang gob nga mohuman term dagan Cong- ops plastic ni maayo lang moingon malumay- nanay, lola, manong etc. sa atubangan pero kung wala na…ay sus bwesit! kusog tonspats capitol maayo pod cong dako na. ang uban kandidato cong ug uban position daaa kapoy na apil ila abilidad way lami!

    governor: papa G artistahin balik na pod. ingon -ayoko nang bumalik sa biliran! pwe! maau pa mag lakwatsa ko… pero mga kafatid bumalik at sabay sabi ‘kAmusta kayo’ andito na pala ulit ako…peace hehe wow naman! at ito rin… si DADY! uy mga freedom c’mon wla na man jud lain uy so pwede ba si dad na lang jud! kato sa una kalimtan na lang to kawsa kay pareha na bitaw mi karon mga dyna. o na hala!

    vice gov: hussshhhh-buhot sigarilyo… o unsa man ta diha mga paryente segi pa ko diri ha. akong anak siaw dia na man sa kapitolyo sige kobra walay trabaho ajo masumbagan na pod iya dady mkaarawod mabalita na pod legal oficer capitolyo ra ba. o kamo diha ayaw kalimot ha bisan mura ta itoy sa mga tagalog ok ra basta ang sakyanan green magamit bisan asa- basak, samar, ug uban pa. ooopppsss ay sa pa tiya ninang, pwede be period na ka! ako kay abogado ko bisan paryenti ta pulihan ta ka! diosnon-brotherhood na ra ba ko! kanang imong bayaw labaw sa bileco sa una ako na gikontra kay unsa ba nga director ko didto dili na man sugot ako supply materials mawala hinuon ako buhaybuhay! o karon ayaw palag atbang ta kay bisan paryenti dili ko paalkansi!

    Mayor: naa pod moingon bisan pa ug ila pamilya ako kaprtido pero dili ko pwede magawongan nila sa ila gusto kay lain man ko taga naval jud ko- hhmm kaha? hapit ra ba dili ako padaganon ha kay si anak sosyalera gusto ni dady pugak nya. naa pod uban moingon dili na ko sa politika kay samok kaau, daghan problema kuyog opisina naa koy konsultant ingrata mamuli pagka mayora murag si kinsa feeling nya siya walay sala ug mao ray sakto sa tanan-pero wala diay to silingan-charrr, ug ang akong pamilya wala na masikaso huhuhu…. aw aysa pa dagan pa diay ko uy hehehe bweee nauwat silaaaaaa.

    bitaw kini sinulat dula lang sa akong hunahuna aron malingaw ta. bato sa langit wag magalit! actually bisan puros negative ang ako drama dri pero may mapilian pa gihapon ta ani nila. dili lang ang emosyon ang tumanon kon dili ang atong taw.awon ang may kapasidad sa paghimo ug pulido nga mga proyekto ug programa, strikto moemplementar sa mga policies ug ornadinansa ug dili maalskansi and ekonomikanhon opersyon sa atong lokal nga pangagamhanan. HILABI NA SA DILI KORAKOT!…kaau. naa gud ni sila mga ginagmay lang ba kay wala pa pod sweldo mahibilin sa ila sa kadaghan mangayo, tambal, lungon, pamasahi, bugas, kandidata, simbahan, eskwelahan, maestra eskwela…. hahahay kadgahan ba diay wala maapil kwenta sa sweldo nila! ngano man ni sila nag-ilog man sa pag serbisyo ‘no? ambot lang…

  28. How sure are we that once Raffy will be elected as gov(God helps, not this election) no one in his blood ties will position themselves for political position in the future? Really, cross
    your heart?Not sure about that.

    So much sugar-coating about this guy but too much “sweet” is not good. There is side bad effects for that.

    Someone said that Raffy’s candidacy is a ploy to reduce the votes
    of the other “imposing” dynasty of the Chongs. There might be
    some truth to that.

    If Raffy really wants to help change Biliran, why not unite first
    against the real dynasty for now? His self-interest first priority? His own ego second to none? Why can’t he wait? He was nowhere in
    the Biliran radar in last election when it was the right time
    for anybody as an option for the real dynasty. Where was he
    again?

    After all, he can still help Biliranon with his “jatropha” which still at nursery stage and not fully harvested/tested yet locally. Is he doing it as an anticipation for the upcoming election gimmick? And also, will he publicize again(for free here?) his Christmas “give-aways” even if there is no election looming around?

    We have enough of those so-called well-educated candidates
    in past that brought almost nothing after empty promises!

    Let’s go for the Chongs for now. I wish Raffy can wait.
    Or, the Espinas will give other chance but that’s only
    an impossible dream.

    Anyway everybody has the right to run.
    It’s a free country for the time being.
    It’s up to us people to weigh things carefully
    and always vigilant.

    Thanks for reading this post and not boring you!

  29. Unshure,

    First, one thing is sure the tandem of the Chongs is alsready a dynasty while Raffy has no inclination of fielding his immediate family since his parents are both dead and his brothers have their own businesses to take care of and are not politically inclined.

    Second, I would like to disabuse your mind that Raffy’s candidacy is a ploy to reduce the other “imposing dynasty” as you say. Raffy is sincere in running for governor and no political personality as what you are insinuating asked him to run. He is spending his own money and not government money and it is no joke to run. The truth however is this, it is not Raffy’s fault if the other dynasty loses votes because people do not really want a dynasty. Politically speaking, it is really not even Cong Chong who will be affected directly but his father with Raffy running as governor.

    As for waiting and uniting Biliran, please direct your question to your congressman why he chose his father rather than another candidate. Choosing another candidate aside from his father would have definitely united Biliran agaisnt the Espinas. Unfortunately, your Congressman faiiled to see this maybe and therefore decreased the chances of defeating the Espinas. I think it should have been Charlie Chong who should have sacrificed for the people of Biliran rahter than Raffy.

    Third, isnt it not good for Biliran that farmers are afforded additional livelihood opportunities because of this Jatropha. And may I ask too, what has Charlie Chong done for Biliran?

    Fourth, during the last elections you were so keen on highlighting the educational qualifications of Cong Chong to differentiate him from the Espina. Glenn is well educated. He won and he’s doing good as congressman. So you see, educational qualifications do mean a lot. Raffy is not only a well educated man but he is also a civilized and well-mannered person. I think that will be goot for Biliran.

    And lastly, Raffy has been doiing his Christmas Charity for the past three years even without you knowing it. And may I ask did your candidates forget the underprivileged and the poor of Biliran this Christmas, so much so that you make it appear that it is a crime that Raffy gave Christmas cheers and spread his blessings to the poor.

    As you say anybody has the right to run.

    I just hiope that the Good Lord will enlighten you in the near future.

    Daghang Salamat.

  30. MADLANGBAYAN,

    UNSA MAY IMONG KOMENTO ANING Pagsarili mismo sa opisina ni cong.chong UG MANAGE O OPERATE SA SKOL BUS UG MOBILE CLINIC? MAKATARUNGANON KAHA NI? NGA DAGHAN NA BAYA ANG NANGGAWAS NG OBSERBASYON NGA GI ABUSO NANI NILA ANG pag disburse sa iyang porkbarrel ngadto sa mga operational expenses aning skol bus? KAY SUMALA HULOHUNGIHONG MISMO ANG AMAHAN SI CHARLEI CHONG libre naman motubil ug krudo sa iyang pangmapanya?MAAYO NI LADLAD NING BUHATANA SA diskusyon sa panahon sa pangampanya.

  31. MAY DALA NA MAN NGA PANUNGO UG PAMUYBOY NING MGA BAG-ONG BLOGS NI MADLANGBAYAN DINHI. DAAN PA LAGI KO NGA MORAG SAOP ANG PAGTAGAD SA ATO ANING KAHIMTANGA. NAGPASIDAAN NA KO SA UNA.

  32. sa serioyoso nga punto, nakita na ba ninyo ang video sa maguindanao massacre? warning! before mo motan.aw be sure kaya sa sikmura ninyo. just type ‘maguindanao massacre’ sa youtube ug makita ninyo ang daghan uploaded uncensored videos ug denhi gipahibawo na kanato karon pa lang ang GRABE NGA EPEKTO SA DYNASTIYA! sanglit kitang mga botante ayaw padala sa partisan ug emotional politics!
    conlusion, tungod sa atong paglaban sa mga politiko – hilabi na sa duha ka pamilya karon sa biliran nga gustong maghimo ug dynastiya kung sila modaog karon eleksyon, may posibilidad nga ang nahitabo sa maguindanao, mao usab unya denhi-SIMBAKO LANG! dili man gani mismo ang mga hingtungdan politiko ang magkalat ug maot nga resulta sa dinastiya, ang ilang suod nga mga kabanay, paryenti ug suod nga mga higala dili unya KABIYAAN UG TALIKDAN niining mga politiko sa panahon nga kining mga suod magbuhat sa maot! mangutana kita: sa duha ka pamilya karon – ang usa nagsugod na sa dynastiya ang usa mosulod pa, sa nangaging mga panahon, wala bay mga nabaniug nga mga maot binuhatan batok sa iyang isigkatawo kining mga polotikoha? kung wala, how about ang ilang mga suod nga peryenti ug higala may nabuhat ba nga sama? kung positibo ang tinuoray nga misampot sa atong mga alimpatakan, nan, dako kaayo ang tentasyon niining maong mga politiko nga ang gikahadlokan nato nga massacre sa maguindanao dili layong mahitabo usab denhi o kaha sa lain nga paagi sa MAOT nga resulta sa dinastiya kung sila magdumala sa atong katilingban.
    wala ako maghimo ug kondisyon sa hunahuna sa mga parabasa denhi nga mga botante aron lamang paghaguka sa pormang dynastiya sa duha ka pamilya nga managan karon eleksyon, ang akong punto nga kung may labanan ug botaran man kita bisan asa niining duha ka pamilya, sa akong posisyon mas maau nga masiguro nato nga wlay dynastiya mobarog denhi sa probinsya kahuman sa Mayo nga eleksyon! ‘kung ang taas lamang ang botaran ayaw na sa ubos ug kilid, or vice versa’.
    pasayloa apan dili man ako santo sa akong pagkatawo apan hinaut nga seryosohon natong tanan kining akong pamalandong denhi…

  33. MADLANGBAYAN

    PLEASE COMPARE THE FOLLOWING:

    NACIONALISTA PARTY
    ESPINA – CONGRESSMAN
    ESPINA – GOVERNOR
    ESPINA – MAYOR/KAWAYAN
    ESPINA – VICE-MAYOR/KAWAYAN
    ESPINA – VICE-MAYOR/NAVAL
    ESPINA (ANAK SA GAWAS) – VICE-GOVERNOR

    LAKAS-KAMPI
    CHONG-CONGRESSMAN
    CHONG-GOVERNOR
    NAA PA BAY LAING CHONG AFTER US?

    HAIN MAY MAS HILAS ANANG DUHA KA GRUPO?

    BESIDES, I HAVE EMPHATICALLY SAID, IT DOESNT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT MY FATHER SHOULD WIN. WHAT IS NECESSARY IS FOR HIM TO DIVIDE THE BATTLE IN TWO FRONTS. I CAN ONLY CHOOSE A PERSON WHO WILL NEVER BETRAY ME. I WILL CHOOSE THAT PERSON WHO WILL NEVER SELL HIMSELF OUT AND WHO ALSO STANDS A CHANCE OF SLUGGING IT OUT.

    KUNG DILI ANG AKONG AMAHAN AKO IBUTANG, THE REAL AND IMMINENT DANGER IS FOR GERRY BOY TO WIN EASILY. KUNG MODAUG SILA UG SIGURO SA GOVERNOR, THE REST SA UBOS WILL SURELY FOLLOW. WE WILL HAVE A SPECTACLE OF PROBABLY ALL ESPINAS LORDING US ALL OVER AGAIN.

    THAT I WILL NEVER ALLOW MY FRIEND.

    BESIDES, IF THE PEOPLE WILL TRUST ME WITH BOTH THE CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE AND THE GOVERNORSHIP, I WILL BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT MY PLANS. AS I HAVE SAID, OUR MODEL IS SINGAPORE. WE MAY NOT REACH WHAT THEY HAVE ACHIEVED BUT IF WE FOLLOW THEIR FOOTSTEPS (EXCEPT CLAMPING DOWN ON THE OPPOSITION AS THEY ARE VERY WELL KNOWN) WE WILL BE ABLE TO UPLIFT THE LIVES OF OUR PEOPLE.

    WE WILL NEVER FORCE OURSELVES ON OUR PEOPLE. IT IS THEIR CHOICE. IF THEY REJECT US, WE WILL ACCEPT THEIR DECISION. ANYWAY, ITS THEIR FUTURE THAT IS AT STAKE, NOT OURS.

    I LEAVE IT TO THE BETTER JUDGMENT OF OUR PEOPLE.

  34. MADLANGBAYAN

    UNYA KINSA MAY DAGHAN NANAGAN RON ANG CHONG
    O MGA ESPINA , UNYA KLAREX NO???????????????
    UBAN NA LANG MO PAGKA LUNOD, IBAGSAK ANG
    MGA ESPINA!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. LIBA-LIBA

    PLEASE PROVE NGA ANG AKONG AMAHAN NAA MAGKUHA UG KRUDO PANGAMPANYA SA MOBILE CLINIC OR SA SCHOOL BUSES. IF YOU CAN PROVE IT, DILI NAKO PADAGANON SI AMAHAN AS GOVERNOR OUT OF SHAME AND DELICADEZA.

    BUT KUNG DILI KA MAKA PROBAR, HAVE THE GRACE TO ADMIT NGA WALA KAY EBIDENSIYA. BECAUSE IM SURE DILI GYUD KA MAKAHATAG UG EBIDENSIYA KAY DILI GYUD KANA TINUOD IMONG PASANGIL.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, DILI BA FORD TREKKER SA CAPITOLYO ANG NAGSECURITY VEHICLE KANG GERRY BOY IN SEVERAL OCASSIONS? KINSA MAY NAG BAYAD SA KRUDO ANA NGA SAKYANAN MAN SA KAPITOLYO ANG GIGAMIT AS SECURITY BACKUP NI GERRY BOY PAG PANGAMPANYA.

    PASTILAN, ANG INYONG HILAS NGA BINUHATAN INYO GYUD IPAHID NAKO.

    SIGE, I WILL GIVE YOU ONE CLEAR ANSWER. SUKAD KARON, PABANTAYAN NAKO ANG MGA SAKYANAN NI GERRY BOY ESPINA SA PAGLIBOT-LIBOT SA PANGAMPANYA. ONCE MAKITA GANI NAKO NGA SAKYANAN SA KAPITOLYO, EXPECT TWO COMPLAINTS AGAINST GOVERNOR ROGER UTANGERO ESPINA AND GERRY BOY ESPINA SA OMBUDSMAN.

    I HAVE SENT OUT INSTRUCTIONS NGA BANTAYAN GYUD ANG MGA VEHICLES NI GERRY BOY. I MEAN WHAT I SAY.

    NOW I CHALLENGE YOU TO MEAN WHAT YOU SAY. PLEASE PROVE YOUR ACCUSATIONS KAY KUNG DILI KA MAKA PROVE… THAT MAKES YOUR AMO… ONE HELL OF A BIG LIAR!

  36. Truth,

    Maayo siguro kung ma plastar na ang biodata sa imu daddy ug imu, ug ma plastar ang inyong platforms.

    Bisag unsa ka gahi sa bato ma buho jud gihapon basta hinay hinayan lang.. =)

  37. MAdlangbayad

    Raffy is not a resident of Biliran.
    He is a resident of Tacloban City
    He run but lost in the third district of Leyte
    He is using his roots in Kawayan to be able to run in Biliran

    He has assigned himself to facilitate the planting of jatropha in some of barangays in Naval

    He is connected to PNOC…

    Ano ba dili ba ni siya malipon sa daghang lugar nga iyang sakupon isip taga didto siya..

    Dili kami madala sa imong mahimayaong panguwat sa amo mahitungod sa dayo nga gustong mokandidato sa amo..

    Sige padagana siya pero dili namo siya suportahan…

    Makdagayan man siya di ba by merits tungod sa Espina eheste Kawayan connection diay nga imong buot isabwag ngari…

    Kung simba ko mapilde siya ngari daghan pod lugar tabok ngadto sa Samar kay basig iyang lolo or lola tag didito pod..

    HALA SAHIRA TANAN TIBUOK ESARTERN VISAYAS SA PANGANDIDATO total daghan man tingale na siya ug pondo…

    Dili kami madala sa iyang tanom tanom
    Dili kami madala sa iyang Kawayan conk conek
    Dili kami madala sa iyang Barangay Panghatag ug Pinaskuhan
    Dili kami madala sa iyang mga text text
    Dili kami madala sa iyang plata porma kunuhay
    Dili kami madal pareha nimo..
    PAg unay na lang ug sabwag bahin niya ngari!!!

  38. GLENN CHONG- GREAT PRETENDER

    CHARLIE CHONG- PATHOLOGIICAL LIAR

    RAFFY SALAZAR- RAFFY OHH RAFFY YOU AGAIN

    ROGER ESPINA-MOST CORRUPT

    GERRYBOY ESPINA-NON PERFORMER

    BILIRAN PLEASE CHOOSE THE LESSER EVIL

    1FAM-RULE MORTAL SIN

  39. Post # 37 Cong Chong

    Good day to you my honorable representative, yes it’s true the Espina’s are running in several positions and I do not disagree with you on that. That is why as I have said in the previous post above, the Espinas are a dynasty too (Post #8 my clarification to Ashley). So I do not have any argument with you on that.

    On the part, of fielding your father, that is a private decision I again respect that and you have your reasons. If ever you felt slighted, well my apologies, but I was just explaining to UNSHURE (POST #32, my clarification to Unshure) that Raffy is not a pawn of the Espinas. So whatever your reasons for fielding your father I respect that just as Raffy has his reasons for running for governor.

    Post #42 Saba Diha,

    Thank you for your comment but let me answer you if you may please.

    On your first point, Raffy is not a resident of Tacloban City but rather of Brgy. SMO. Rosario, Naval< Biliran. He has voted in the 2007 barangay elections and is therefore a resident of Naval. He may have residential houses in Tacloban but he also has a residential house in Naval and properties in Kawayan. So for all intents and purposes he has satisfied the residency requirements under the law. On your second point, yes he lost in the third district but voters there rejected him on the grounds that he is from Biliran and that he is not from that place. On your third point, well yes his roots are from Biliran and you can ask his playmates there that he has been going to that place every year and that he always attends fiestas of Kawayan all of his life as his parents usually bring him to Kawayan. And for your information, his parents were married in Naval, Biliran. Thus, one cannot deny the fact that he is a Biliranon. As to your point that he is connected to the Espinas, well he was not asked to run by the Espinas, it was his own decision to run. As I have said in previous posts his connection is to the Chongs as he is a relative of Glenn Chong. And rest assured that he will not be running in any other place in thhe future, only in Biliran. And as for Jatropha and Christmas charity, Raffy is just showing his sincerity and whether you would vote for him or not, we appreciate your view and opinion. Still you cannot blame him for sharing his blessings to the people of Biliran. And Still it is up to the people to decide. On his platform well, please post your vision for Biliran and your platform and let the voters decide. Daghang Salamat.

  40. REACTION TO GLENN CHONG (post #37)

    Well, at the outset, let me say that I have already disabused myself from the idea that Glenn Chong is new politics and change in Biliran. For me, he is a traditional politician like no other. Post #37 proves this contention once again.

    Una, ingon si HONORABLE Glenn Chong ang dynasty daw kay depende sa pila ka miembro ang naa sa posisyon. Sa ila daw, duha lang sila sa iyang amahan. Ang mga Espina daw mas daghan.

    Ang punto dinhi kay ang pagkamaot sa dynasty. Whether duha or tulo or kung pila pa man, dynasty gihapon! True, the negative effects of a dynasty, multiply with every additional member of the family coming into politics. But, the negative effects of a two-person dynasty can do enough damage, no less. Let’s say, ok ra kay duha man lang sila. Pero, kana sa pagkakaron. Unsay kasiguruhan nato nga sa umaabot dili padaganon ni Glenn iyang mga igsuon, inahan, uyuan ug uban pa?

    Mga Biliranon, gikan na dinhi. SI Gerry Espina Sr. nagsugod gihapon sa maong mga pinulunga. Wala na mo mahinumdum nga ingon siya sa una niyang pagdagan nga mudagan daw siya kay kontrahon daw niya ang mga Jaro nga matud pa sa iyang pinulungan “they are out to build a dynasty in Biliran.” Sa sunod election, gipadagan niya si Roger. Gipangutana siya sa dynasty, ingon siya “dili man daw necessarily bad ang dynasty depende lang sa pamilyang nagdadala.” Pagkasunod election, wala na. Nitumaw na ang mga Espina sa bisag asa. And we were fooled by the Great Bald One.

    Tugtan ba nato si Glenn Chong nga murag mao gyud sa style ni Espina Sr (at least sa kani nga bahin)? Magmata na ta oi.

    Ikaduha, ang depensa ni Glenn Chong sa pagpadagan sa iyang amahan kay ang iyang amahan daw ang strong candidate for the position – someone who can fight it out with Gerry Boy.

    In the first place, where did Glenn Chong get the idea that his father is a viable option for the position? Please disabuse yourself Congressman from the idea that Charlie Chong is gonna get our votes because he definitely will not! Whatever gave you the vaguest idea (and the face, I must say) to even hint that your father is a strong candidate? Is it because you have MORE money now? Money that can match those the Espinas stole? Aw, basin malimot ta nga daghan man diay road projects si Congressman.

    Ikatulo, naglibog si Congressman kung unsa ba gyud ang rason sa pagpadagan sa iyang amahan. Una ingon siya to give challenge to the Espinas. And he emphatically says “daw” that he doesn’t care if his father does not win. Pero, sa kinalasan ingon siya, kung mudaug iyang amahan “maka implement” daw siya sa iyang plans which means HE CARES if his father wins! (let me note, that again, these are the same arguments that the Espinas have been using to justify their dynasty). So, unsa ba gyud Congressman nganong gipadagan man gyud nimo imong amahan?

    Ikaupat, Glenn Chong gives us an idea of his governance now. If his father wins, “maka implement” na daw siya sa iyang plans and he cites the “Singapore experience”. I don’t know what he exactly mean by these terms. Is it unchecked governance? Or no opposition? Dynasty is even more dangerous for this guy. Tsk, tsk.

    The Congressman, let me add, is severely mistaken about Singapore. It is not the rule of Lee Kuan Yew’s family that made Singapore what it is today. It is the ability to set a clear vision and having the will and the governance to achieve it. It is about good governance, it is about merit, it is about excellence!

  41. JALMZ 40

    AKO IPA POST LATER DINHI SA BLOGS ANG PROGRAM OF GOVERNMENT NAMO. AKO PA HIMUON. I MAKE MY OWN AND NEVER LET SOMEONE ELSE MAKE IT FOR ME.

  42. BILIRANON 45

    I WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOUR LONG DISCOURSE MUCH RESPECT AND WEIGHT IF YOU WERE MAN ENOUGH TO DISCLOSE YOUR IDENTITY. HIDING BEHIND THE CLOAK OF ANONYMITY PERFORCE REMOVES THE WEIGHT AND FORCE OF ONE’S ARGUMENTS. BUT NEVERTHELESS, I AM WILLING TO REBUT YOU BECAUSE AS A PUBLIC SERVANT, I AM BOUND TO ANSWER ALL PUBLIC ISSUES HURLED AGAINST ME, FAIR OR FOUL.

    1. THE ESSENCE OF YOUR FIRST ARGUMENT IS THAT ALL DYNASTIES WITHOUT EXCEPTION ARE INTRINSICALLY BAD AND THAT I SHOULD NOT BE TRUSTED.

    CONVERSELY, KUNG DILI DYNASTY, MAAYO SA KATAWHAN. TAKE THE CASE OF SOMOSA (NICARAGUA) BATISTA (CUBA) PINOCHET (CHILE) MAO ZEDONG (CHINA) MUGABE (ZIMBABWE) AND A LONG LIST OF ONE-MAN RULERS. THESE LEADERS WERE BASICALLY ALONE BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO ENTRENCH THEMSELVES IN POWER AT GREAT EXPENSE TO THEIR PEOPLES.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, TAKE THE CASE OF LEE KUAN YEW OF SINGAPORE. HE HANDED THE REINS OF GOVERNMENT TO HIS SON, LEE HSIEN LOONG. HE WAS SERVING AS PRIME MINISTER WHILE HIS SON WAS SERVING AT THE SAME TIME AS DEFENSE MINISTER OF SINGAPORE. YET SINGAPORE IS ONE SUCCESSFUL STORY. THAT IS ONE GOOD DYNASTY IF WE GO BY YOUR DEFINITION OF A DYNASTY.

    IN OTHER WORDS, THERE IS NO TRUTH TO YOUR ARGUMENT THAT ALL DYNASTIES ARE INTRINSICALLY BAD. SINGAPORE IS ONE SUCH CASE AT ONE POINT IN ITS SHORT HISTORY. IT ALL DEPENDS ON THE PERSON AT THE HELM OF POWER.

    NOW, AS FOR ME… I CAN OFFER YOU ONE BIG EXAMPLE OF HOW DIFFERENT I AM TO THE ESPINAS. IN 2009, I WAS GIVEN 209 MILLION IN FUNDING ALL FOR RESURFACING. I ASKED THE DPWH TO CHANGE THE SCOPE OF WORK FROM RESURFACING TO CONCRETING IN ACCORDANCE WITH MY PROMISE. I GOT WHAT I WANTED. IN THE BUDGET FOR 2009, IT WAS CHANGED ACCORDING TO THE STATIONS I SPECIFIED IN MY LETTER. SA PANAHON SA MGA ESPINA, KADAGHANAN SA ILANG MGA PROYEKTO PURO RESURFACING. HINUNGDAN NGA WA GYUD MAHUMAN ANG KARSADA UG KASEMENTO IN 12 LONG YEARS. IT’S BECAUSE IT IS WHERE ALL THE MONEY IS. BUT I NEVER FOLLOWED THEM THAT WAY. I STUCK TO MY PROMISE. IF THAT IS NOT CREDIBILITY AND SINCERITY TO YOU… I DONT KNOW WHAT IT IS TO YOUR MIND.

    IF YOU DISTRUST ME ON THIS ONE… PLEASE SEND ME AN ADDRESS TO WHERE I CAN SEND YOU COPIES OF THE NATIONAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM (DIIN ANG 209 MILLION RESURFACING), MY LETTERS REQUESTING INSTEAD NGA HIMUON NGA CONCRETING, AND THE FINAL VERSION OF THE NATIONAL BUDGET (DIIN ANG 209 MILLION NAHIMO NA NGA CONCRETING).

    IF A PERSON CANNOT BE TRUSTED WITH SMALL THINGS… SAMOT PA NGA DILI SIYA KASALIGAN SA MAS DAGKO PANG BUTANG. BALIHON NATO, KUNG MASALIGAN SIYA SA MGA DAGKONG BUTANG, MASALIGAN USAB SIYA SA GAGMAY O UBAN PANG BUTANG. GAMAY RA BA SA IMO ANG 209 MILLION?

    NAA MAN TONG AKONG MGA SAAD SA USA KA PAPEL NAKABUTANG. I STAND READY TO BE WEIGHED AND MEASURED BASED ON THOSE PROMISES. BY AND LARGE, I DELIVERED ON THOSE PROMISES AND I DESERVED TO BE TRUSTED.

    2. YOUR SECOND ARGUMENT QUESTIONS THE SOURCE OF MY IDEA THAT MY FATHER IS A STRONG CONTENDER FOR THE POSITION.

    I MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON HARD FACTS ON THE GROUND. ON 6 AND 7 NOVEMBER 2006, WAY BEFORE THE FILING OF THE CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY… WE CONDUCTED A FACE TO FACE INTERVIEW OF 2.5% OF TOTAL VOTING POPULATION BASED ON GENDER AND BARANGAY DEMOGRAPHICS. THE TWO CONTENDING PERSONALITIES WERE MY FATHER AND GERRY BOY ESPINA. THE OTHER TWO CONTENDERS WERE AT THE BOTTOM CORNERING BETWEEN 10% AND 5% RESPECTIVELY. IN SHORT, THE 85% WAS GARNERED BY MY FATHER AND GERRY BOY COMBINED. NAN KARON, IMO KUNG PUGSON UG PILI SA 10% OR 5%, MURA RA UG AKONG GIPADAUG SI GERRY BOY WITH NO SWEAT AT ALL. IM NOT STUPID TO GO BY THAT PROPOSITION. THAT IS TANTAMOUNT TO HANDING GERRY BOY THE GOVERNORSHIP IN A SILVER PLATTER.

    THIS IS NOT THE ONLY SURVEY MADE. THERE WAS ALSO A SURVEY MADE BY A UP-TACLOBAN PROFESSOR CONDUCTED 2 MONTHS BEFORE OUR SURVEY AND ANOTHER SURVEY 1 MONTH AFTER OUR SURVEY BY THE PARTY-LIST AN WARAY SHOWING THE SAME RESULT.

    IN SHORT, YOUR SECOND ARGUMENT IS BASED ON YOUR BIASED GENERALIZATION LIKE THE FIRST ONE, WHILE MY ARGUMENT IS ANCHORED ON HARD STATISTICS AND FACTS.
    SA LAKTUD KASULTI, WAY UNOD IMONG ARGUMENTO.

    3. INGON KA NAGLIBOG KO SA RASON WHY SI AMAHAN AKONG GIPADAGAN CITING THE CONTINGENCY NGA KUNG MODAUG MAN GANI SIYA, I CAN IMPLEMENT MY PLANS… THEREFORE, I REALLY CARE THAT HE WINS.

    YOUR ARGUMENT AGAIN MY FRIEND IS TOTALLY BEREFT OF MERIT. JUST BECAUSE I HAVE A PLAN FOR BILIRAN THROUGH MY DAD, IT DOESNT MEAN THAT ALL OTHER CONSIDERATIONS I MADE IN RESPECT OF HIS RUNNING ARE FALSE. IT WOULD BE THE HEIGHT OF ARROGANCE, INSENSITIVITY AND TOTAL LACK OF CONCERN, NOT TO MENTION UTTER BETRAYAL, IF I ASK MY DAD TO RUN AND WIN AND I DONT HAVE A PLAN FOR THE PEOPLE WE WILL BOTH SWEAR TO SERVE.

    SECONDLY, THE PLANS I REFER TO IS OUR JOINT PROGRAM OF GOVERNMENT. OFFERING A CONCRETE AND MEASURABLE PROGRAM OF GOVERNMENT IS A PART AND PARCEL OF FIGHTING THE ESPINAS. AYAW KO UG INGNA NGA DILI NA LANG GYUD NAKO IPAKITA ANG AKONG PLANO SA KATAWHAN UBAN AKONG AMAHAN BECAUSE I YOU SAID, I DONT CARE IF HE LOSE. UG AYAW KO UG INGNA NGA ANG AKONG PLANO NGA IPAKITA SA KATAWHAN DILI NAKO TUMANON IN CASE HE WINS.

    4. YOUR LAST ARGUMENT TOTALLY BETRAYS YOUR EXTREME BIAS. YOU TALKED ABOUT SINGAPORE AND ABOUT NO OPPOSITION THAT’S WHY YOU SAID A DYNASTY IS EVEN MORE DANGEROUS FOR ME.

    AGAIN, PLEASE REFER TO MY POST ABOUT SINGAPORE. I EMPHATICALLY SAID NGA WALAY LABOT ANG CLAMPING DOWN ON THE OPPOSITION AS THEY ARE WELL KNOWN DOWN THERE. I KNOW THE LESSONS OF HISTORY.

    YOUR ARGUMENT IS BASED ON THE FACT THAT YOU DISTRUST ME. I AGAIN REFER YOU TO MY REBUTTAL ON YOUR FIRST ARGUMENT ON WHY OUR PEOPLE HAS NO REASON TO DISTRUST ME.

    AND FINALLY MY FRIEND, YOU TALKED ABOUT SINGAPORE AND LEE KUAN YEW… REMEMBER, ITS LEE KUAN YEW AND LEE HSIEN LOONG (FATHER AND SON)… PAREHONG LEE. THAT’S ONLY 2 GUYS JUST LIKE ME AND DAD. ONLY 2 GUYS. NOT LIKE THE ESPINAS… 6 SILANG TANAN!!

    I REST MY CASE!

  43. TO REP. GLENN A. CHONG

    37. Rep. Glenn A. Chong
    Yesterday at 12:11 pm

    MADLANGBAYAN

    PLEASE COMPARE THE FOLLOWING:

    NACIONALISTA PARTY
    ESPINA – CONGRESSMAN
    ESPINA – GOVERNOR
    ESPINA – MAYOR/KAWAYAN
    ESPINA – VICE-MAYOR/KAWAYAN
    ESPINA – VICE-MAYOR/NAVAL
    ESPINA (ANAK SA GAWAS) – VICE-GOVERNOR

    IN YOUR POST #37, WHOM ARE YOU REFERRING TO AS THE CANDIDATE FOR VICE-GOVERNOR NA ANAK SA GAWAS NI ESPINA?

    ARE YOU REFERRING TO ME?

    PLEASE CLARIFY.

    THANK YOU.

  44. MADLANGBAYAN 32

    THIS IS MY PARTIAL ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION DIRECTED AT ME:

    1. DILI KO MOPILI UG KANDIDATO NGA SA IYANG LAMESA SA ILANG BALAY USA KA PANIHAPON GIINGNAN KO NGA MAG-AMPING KAY MAY APPROVAL NA SA TAAS NGA IPAPATAY KO. I WILL DISCLOSE MORE DETAILS AT THE RIGHT TIME. INCLUDING DATE, TIME, PLACE AND CIRCUMSTANCES.

    2. DILI KO MOPILI UG KANDIDATO NGA NAGPAHURAM KANAKO UG USA KA SAKYANAN NGA NADAKPAN SA TASK FORCE LIMBAS SA CAMP CRAME TUNGOD KAY ‘HOT CAR’ DIAY. ‘HOT CAR’ MEANS EITHER CARNAPPED OR SMUGLLED. I PERSONALLY WENT TO CEBU WHERE THE VEHICLE CAME FROM, TAWAG NILA ANA DIDTO… SIOKOY! MORE DETAILS AT THE RIGHT TIME.

    3. DILI KO MOPILI UG KANDIDATO NGA NAGPALAKAW UG ISTORYA NGA NAGHATAG SIYA NAKO UG KWARTA SA ELECTION NIADTONG 2007 UG NAGPAHURAM UG CONDOMINIUM UNIT KAY KANA USA KA DAKONG BAKAK. KUNG ANG KWARTA GIHATAG NIYA SA UBANG TAWO… WA KOY SALABUTAN ADTO UG WA KOY UTANG NIYA. KUNG ANG CONDOMINIUM UNIT IYANG GI OFFER NAKO NGA WA NAKO DAWATA… DILI KO ANGAY PAMUYBUYON BAHIN ANA BECAUSE I NEVER ACCEPTED IT.

    IN SHORT, DILI KO MOPILI UG KANDIDATONG BAKAKON!

  45. All Boggers
    All Freedom Fighters

    I am glad that we are discussing and starting to face head on the issues that will determine the future of Biliran.

    The issue of political dynasty is an issue which may be of central focus due to the Biliranons’ bad experience with the Espina Dynasty, who has maintained full control of Biliran for 12 years; and partial control in the last 3 years through Gov Roger Espina and cohorts in the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. Whilst I have observed that the anti-dynasty stance is more directed towards Rep Glenn Chong, it seems that there is a silent and weird acceptance among the bloggers that it is alright for all members of the Espina Dynasty to retake the positions previously held in the last 12 to 15 years.

    The issue of political dynasty in Biliran must be resolved over a period of time. The reality now is that the Espina family has resolved to retake full control of Biliran in 2010 elections and have prepared an awesome war chest and political machinery to insure its success. Amidst these rhetoric and debates on political dynasties rises the looming scenario of the imminent return of Gerry Espina Sr, Rogelio Espina, Gerryboy Espina Jr, Rudy Espina, Roselyn Paras Espina, and new set of rubber stamp candidates for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan including candidates for Vice Governor.

    Rep Glenn Chong has done the right move to reposition his party through the Lakas Kampi CMD to provide him with the political organization to carry his vision. It has been proven in the last 3 years that it has been extremely difficult to implement his programs on his own considering the limited funds available to the Representatives who will be reliant on their CDF of P70 Million per annum and their skill to argue for budget allocations in Congress. The Provincial Government has an average of P265Million of IRA plus other funding initiatives from the national government and international agencies. It is the refusal of Governor Roger Espina to recognize the authority of Rep Glenn Chong that is one of the main causes that is holding back more progress for Biliran. As such, the move to field a stronger candidate to avoid a repeat of that experience has become mandatory course of action.

    Biliran needs a unified strategy that must be embraced by both the Representative of the Lone District of Biliran, the Provincial Government and the Municipal Governments. It is difficult to run an infant province like Biliran and expect a fast and major development when the above-mentioned entities refuse to work together. The reality is that Gerry Espina Sr will never stop to impose his family on Biliranons until the Biliranons themselves send the strongest signal by voting them out of office in 2010. The sad reality is that Biliranons aligned with the Espina Dynasty have continued to allow themselves to become their rubber stamps, as evidenced by the lack of consultations and monitoring on the accumulation of huge debts that Governor Roger Espina’s leadership has buried the Biliranons into. It also tolerated the lack of transparency, accountability and honesty. The key to Biliran’s stability is to reduce the influence of the Espina Family in the political landscape in Biliran.

    Political realities in Biliran over the last 18 years now prove that money and machinery are significant factors in winning an election. Political re-awakening has also contributed to the 2007 results. You can present the best agenda of government to those who care to listen, but in reality, it is about money and political organization. The lack of funds and fear of the might of the Espina Dynasty’s money and organization have discouraged potential candidates to run. Gerry Espina Sr has successfully cultivated the culture of political invincibility in Biliran and no amount of rhetoric can dismantle that unless we field stronger candidates who have the resources to match. Rep Glenn Chong has secured the political organization through Lakas Kampi CMD. His family has the financial resources to fund his campaign and his political party also provides campaign funds to assist.

    The issue is about dismantling the hold of the Espina Dynasty in Biliran. Rep Glenn Chong can allay the fears of the Biliranons of the possibility of an incoming Chong Dynasty by putting in writing his commitment ,that there will be no more than one member of his family who will run in 2013 if the Biliranons gives Glenn and Charlie Chong their trust in 2010.

  46. AGUY…SI CONG.CHONG NING BILING UG LAING alibi ARON DILI GAYOD MALUMOS SA ATAKE SA PAGPADAGAN SA IYANG AMAHAN NGA SI charlie chong…UNSA? singapore style ANG IMONG GAMITON ARON MAKA ESKAPO SA MGA BATIKOS NIMO? WALA BAKA NASAYOD NGA ANG singapore GIGUNITAN UNA O GI COLONIZE UNA SA ADUNAHANG NASYON SA england UG DUGAY NGA KATUIGAN? SAMA SA hongkong? WALA BAKA MALIPONG cong.chong…PATAKA RA MAN KA,KASAKAY RA KA GANI SA regular infra SA DPWH,manghinambog KA DAYON…LUGAR UNSA MAY IMONG BUHATON ARON MAHISAMA TA SA SINGAPORE? MOPALABAN KA SA MGA INTSIK? AMBOT LANG,UNSA KAHAY IMONG MABUHAT NGA PARA NAKO DIHA MAN LANG KA naval supermart NAG HINUKTOK SA UNA O SA usjr MAN LANG NING KUHA UG ABOGASYA…KAHAMBOG GAYOD?

    CONG.CHONG AYAW NALANG UG PALAG DIHA KAY KLARO NANA ANG IMONG binuhatan NGA IMONG GIABUSO ANG PAGGASTA SA IMONG porkbarrel,SA OPERASYON SA SKOL BUS? IMO PA GIGAMIT ANG munisipyo sa naval SA PAGPAGAWAS SA IMONG PONDO…KAUWAW OY!!! DIAY SIYA RAY NASAYOD SA expenses sa operasyon…AMININ MO NA NGA GIGAMIT LAGI NIMO SA IMONG PANGAMPANYA ANG resources o pondo sa biliranon? MOHIMO UG medical mission DIAY GIIMIK RA DIAY SA IYANG PAMOLITIKA.

  47. NIngbalik na pod si utip nga nalibat-libat human pagkuto kalibang. Wa na gayuy takuban o taptap ang utip nga estilo sa pag blog ni libat-libat 56. Sayo ningmata, sa Atipolo ba kaha o sa Caraycaray o didto sa Cogon. Depende ug hain siya nagpauraray kang Marireg.

  48. UNSA KAHAY LIG-ONG qualification NI CHARLIE CHONG NGA MOINGON MAN SI CONG.CHONG NGA MAO RAY POTLING PAGLAUM NIYA ARON MAPOKAN ANG ILANG GI tiaw-tiawan nga pamilya espina…TAPOD KA CONG.CHONG SA 2billion super region projects ni ate glo? DIIN ANG BILIRAN NAGANIHAN UG gatoson ka milyon ka pesos? UG IKAW NATAPSIKAN UG sop?

    ANG AKO LANG MAHINUMDUMAN NGA DAKONG nabuhat NI CHARLIE CHONG MAO RA ANG ;

    pagka masiao king kadtong mga 80’s
    ang pagka timbangero ug kopras
    samot ang pagka eksperto ug pamiling ug sapi pinaagi sa fire insurance…
    ug pagka HUGADOR,tan-awa tataw kaayo ang buwangan nga sama kadako sa naval gym diha sa may anas bridge,grabe pila kaha na ka milyon ang kantiidad ana.

  49. TAN-AWA NA GYOD NING MAPAHINUMANGINLONG KONGRESTA,NAKAKAT-ON NAPOD UG task force limbas? WALA GYOD GI SANTO NING PAMILYAHA,gi ayo napod ug panumangil o dabo-dabo ang 1 ka myembro sa ilang angkan sa apelyedong ANG? WALA GYOD NING chongga DILI MODAWAT SA GIINGON utang kaborot-on,BISAG KLARO NA NGA SIYA NAKADAWAT UG kinsingkasing nga tabang, SA SUOD PA GYOD NGA TAWO SA ILANG PAMILYA,IYA PA GYOD INTAWON RON GIPAKA UWAWAN…SAMOT KAHA NGA DAWATON ANG katinuoran sa ilang napahimoslan kaniadto sa mga espina nga pagpangontrata?

    LAGAD MAN NING TAWHANA TUNGOD SA KAGAHAMAN SA poder,IYANG BUHATON ANG PAGPAKADAOT SA TAWO NGA IYA PA NAMAN ANGKAN? kalooy ni raffy salazar nga gipanumanginlan nga carnapper….

  50. ANG NAKADAUT ANI KARON KAY DAGHAN UG TINIGOM SI GOV.ROGER SA KICKBACK NANG BAYAN,83 MILLION NGA PARA HOSPITAL FACILITIES HOSPITAL IMPROVEMENT KON GIASA NI GOVERNOR ROGER,
    AMBOT KON GI ILISAN NABA KAHA ANG DUGAY NANG GUBA NGA PAGPALIT SA X-RAY MACHINE.
    PAGKA DAGHAN UG UTANG MA PROLEND,MA PNB,MA LAND BANK UG GIUNSA ASA GIHAPLAK E HAPLAK NAMAN CGURO NA PARA ELECTION?
    ANG AMBULANCIA SA PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL DAPAT UNTA NA NIYA GIDAGHAN KAY ANG PASYENTI NGA NAA SA ATO PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL DAD-ON MAN SA TACLOBAN.
    UNYA WA PAGYUD LEBRI NGA TAMBAL.
    UNSAON POD NING ATO HOSPITAL ANG TAMBAL E BUTANG MAN SA CAPITOLYO PHARMACY?
    HEHEHE MAO PAKO KADUNGOG NGA ANG TAMBAL PARA SA HOSPITAL ANG CAPITOLYO MAN ANG GIHIMONG BOTICA.
    UNYA MGA PARYENTI RA NI GOV.ROGER ANG BULAHAN.
    AYYY ATO NALANG SABTON BASIN KON DAGHAN POD UG PARYENTI O KABANAY NGA WALA MAULIE SA HOBAK.
    HALA SA ILA NALA NA,SA ILA LA POD ANG HOBAK.

  51. LIBALIBA-UTIP-UTIP,
    BISAN UG MAGTUWAD PAKA O MOBALITOK KAPA KLARO GYUD ANG IMONG PAGKA KULIT NGA USA RAKA UG NI UTIP.
    UTIP-UTIP NGANO NIBALHIN NAMAN KAS LIBA-LIBA KLARO NO NGA WA GYUY MOTOO NIMO SA UTIP SAMOT NGA WAY MOTOO SA LIBA-LIBA.
    UNSA NAMAN TO AKO PANGUTANA NIMO BAHIN SA LARRAZABAL TUBAG OI?MORA MAN NIG BUNGAW NGA MAYA.

  52. KLAREKS LANG KA MAOT PAMATASANA NING KONGRESTAA GRABE, POLITIKA LANG KAHUMAN KAHIMO UG PAGPANAMAS-TAMAS SA IYANG IKASI-TAWO? TAN-AWA RON,IYA NAPOD GI BOLING-BOLINGAN ANG TAWO NGA WA MAG SABA? PANUMANGINLANG carnapper? HUMAN PAHIMOSLI NIYA ANG TABANG SA matinud-anong tawo? NGA IYA PA NAMAN KABANAY? WALA NA GYOD NI HUNONG UG PAKADAOT NING KONGRESISTAA,BISAG SI KINSA NALA ANG panumanginlan? WALA PA MAKONTENTO SA IYANG GIBUHAT SA MGA espina, sa mga gagmay nga tawo nga nagpakabuhi lamang sa goberno,naa? sila spo2 saul,cidg,spo2 baclla,col sabornido ug kadtong naaguman sa taga dwph kaniadtong 2007 eleksyon?

    UG KARON BISAG ANG IYANG KABANAY SA pamilyang ang? GIBUHATAN NAPOD UG PAGPANAMAS-TAMAS? mosulti pa sa iyang gipahimoslan nga sakyanan nga HOT CAR DAW…SUMALA SA task force limbas,DILI UROY MAGDAHAN-DAHAN UG SULTI? SABAGAY MAO NA ANG kalidad sa tawo,kanang mahiligon ba ug tumo2x ? murag si pontio pilato…

  53. cong.chong,

    how about ang kadtong colurom nga BLUE LANCER? nga nakabalandra human sa ambush me sa imong amahang si charlie chong nga walang pagalos-galos…DIIN MAN TO GIKAN?

  54. UNSA CONG.CHONG? ISAMA NI NIMO ANG BILIRAN SA SINGAPORE? KAANGKON UG GAMAY NGA UWAW OY… MURAG DIAY KA SI lee kuan yew? AMBOT KUNG KATAMONGKING KA BA KAHA KA SA ABILIDAD NI lee kuan yew,MURAG TAN-AW NAKO NIMO MURAG nahiusa man lang ka sa silent committee sa congress?

    LINLANGA O LIBA-LIBAA NAPOD MI CONG.CHONG,KATILAW NA GYOD NI UG daghang kapildihan ANG ULO SA PUNOAN SA PAMILYA CHONG ANI RON NGA SI charlie chong…

    PAINGON-INGON PA SA UNA,”mano,mana kung ako ang imong pilion dili,dili mahitabo nga naay laing chong ang mokandidato…ug dili-dili pod daw mahinabo nga iyang amahan nga si charlei chong mosulod ug pangontrata,tuod dili gad pero sekreto lang ang duwa sa dpwh…ug dili-dili pod daw mahinabo nga siya mag armas… samot ang pamalit ug boto…UNSA MAN NI? BAKAK O TINUOD?

  55. TO REP. GLENN A. CHONG

    50. Rep. Glenn A. Chong
    Today at 2:18 am (8 hours ago)

    COUNCILOR VICTOR ‘JUN’ DEL ROSARIO:

    SPICE OF LIFE LANG BAI! HEHE. :-)

    IT IS NOT A JOKE YOU BEING A CONGRESSMAN ACCUSING ME OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT. THAT IS VERY DAMAGING TO MY FAMILY AND MY BEING A POLITICAL PERSON.

    PLEASE I BEG YOU TO SPARE ME FROM YOUR FIGHT WITH THE ESPINAS.

    I AM NOT A SON OF YOUR POLITICAL NEMESIS. I AM NOT A BROTHER OF YOUR OPPONENT NOW FOR CONGRESS.

    I AM NOT SUPPORTED BY THEM. I AM RUNNING ON MY OWN AND YOU KNOW THAT.

    PLEASE AYAW LA KO LABTE OG HIMOE OG MAONG ISYU BECAUSE THAT IS NOT TRUE IN THE FIRST PLACE PLACE AND VERY DAMAGING TO ME AND MY FAMILY.

    FOR A YEAR NAGHILUM KO OG WALA NAKO NAGLABOT NIMO ESPECIALLY IN RADIO. I’VE BEEN NEUTRAL. YOU ALWAYS HAVE A WAY OF CHECKING MY STATEMENTS AND ACTIONS IN MY BARANGAY ROUNDS.

    MY FAMILY HAD ENOUGH AND SUFFERED SO MUCH ALREADY OF THAT ISSUE. SO PLEASE DON’T BRING IT UP AGAIN.

    PLEASE GIVE ME A CHANCE TO PRESENT MYSELF TO THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN AS ME, JUN DEL ROSARIO – AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR VICE-GOVERNOR.

    THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN.

  56. Aquarius 51;

    What a great explanation about the reality of political dynasty in Biliran. Thanks for enlightening our mind. I know for sure that the minions of Corrupt Espina dynasty will always insist that dynasty is always negative, I know their personal agenda. More power!

  57. Good day cyberspace friends,
    I am glad that the interaction is this site is becoming more interesting. This is democracy in action. So let me say my piece if i may.

    CONG GLENN CHONG # 49

    Good day my honorable representative. First of all these things that purportedly happened and transpired was between you and Salazar. That means it is your word against his word. In short, it was a private and priveleged communication between you and Salazar. So I am therefore not at liberty to answer that lest I be accused of rumor-mongering because I was not there when it was supposedly said and transpired. So thank you Mr. Congressman.

    To Aquarius Post # 51

    First of all I admire the way you write, but let me say the issues you raised are debatable because it is subjective in nature. However, I will try to discuss each issue as objectively as I can and for purposes of intellectual exercise.

    First on dynasty. There is no weird acceptance of the Espina dynasty, it is just that everbody already knows that it is a dynasty and therefore a given. The focus shifted to Cong glenn Chong precisely because what you raised before against the Espinas is what Cong Clenn Chong has done today. So it raised a lot of eyebrows especially within the intellectual community and the church. So if this is being discussed again it’s because the Chongs decided to do a turn-around was double-talking and backtracked on an issue which is principled based. If a lot were disappointed about this, this remains to be seen because it will be the voters that shall decide not even us. We can only talk about it.

    Second, I agree with you that it was a brilliant move of Glenn to move to Lakas-CmD. Politically speaking it preempts the Espinas or any other group to get the administration’s protection. But I say it was a political move so that all his projects will be released. As you may well know, if you are in the opposition, your projects are not funded and no SARO’s come out. But as far as again principle is concerned it becomes an issue.

    Third, you seem to be justifying the choice of Charlie Chong to justify a dynasty and a political strategy based on machinery and money. Well, my friend, again that is debatable, because not only the Chongs are capable of money and machinery but also the Espinas and Salazar too. The Espinas have the money and machinery, Salazar has got the machinery and the money too. The only difference is the Lakas-CMD can give finacial support to Glenn while the Liberal Party cannot give any money to Salazar. Thus Salazar will be spending his own money to help the national candidates and the party itself. So it’s not only the Chong family who can raise the money but also the Salazar family. So you see, your postulate does not hold water.

    Third, on asking Congressman Chong to put it in writing, well my friend, forgive me but that’s the height of hypocracy and that’s a lot of bull. A written commandment with the people. In the first place, why did he do it? Why choose his father, this hulabaloo could have been avoided and the victory of the people could have been secured. You see my friend no matter how you look at it, it is still a dynasty and we are ruled by one poltical family again. That is not good for democracy. I dare say that it is not good for Biliran. Let us give Biliran what it rightfully deserves, the name and honor of a Biliranon, and a province free from the bondage of any political family.

    Daghang Salamat.

  58. Ano neutral ka na bayot? I doubt it! nagnuetral ka lang kay nahadlok ka nga iparecall, pero tapos muna giraid ang sabongan nila mano Charlie ug gikikihaan mo si Atty Chong sa ombudsman ug my complaint letter ka pa sa committee on ethics, gibuhat mo ba na sa mga ESPINA?

  59. LIBAG-LIBAG,
    PAGPOYO DINHA WA KA KASABOT UNSAY BOOT INGNON NI CONGRESSMAN ABOUT SA SINGAPORE NGA ANG AMAHAN
    MAOY PRIME MINISTER UG ANG ANAK AS DEFENSE MINISTER DEIN DELI NI MATAWAG NGA DYNASTY TUNGOD KAY DUHA RA SILA.
    IMO E COMPARAR SA ESPINA DYNASTIES:
    1.ROGER ESPINA POROLENDING,MINING,PNB,LAND BANK UTANGERO.
    2.GERRY BOY,DERBY SABONG KABAYO CORVETTE
    3.VICE MAYOR ROSELYN PARAS ESPINA-ILOGAN UG NEGOSYO SA UBAN SAN MIGUEL COCACOLA ILOGAN.
    4.GERRY SR.-DIDTO NALANG NAGPA KAWAYAN KAY DE NA MOSALIR IYANG PANGALAN SA NAVAL,BILIRAN BAHO PA AS IN BAHO NGA NGALAN.
    ADTO NAPOD SIYA DAGAN SA KAWAYAN KAY MAGHIMO NAPOD SIYA UG IYANG PORT ARON SAYON RA UNYA EPALUSOT ANG SINAKO NGA MINA SA CAIBIRAN..hehehe
    lapos paingon SAMAR.
    5.RUDY ESPINA ALIAS ADICADIC DAGHAN UG RACKET.
    6.JUN DEL ROSARIO-DUGAY NAKO ANI KABATI SA PREMIRO PANG DAGAN UG CONSIHAL SA NAVAL NGA ANAK NI SIYA NI PAWIKAN GERY.MAO NGA PAGKAHITABO SA AMBUSH NI WITNESS NI SIYA.
    SO TIAW MO ILAON NALANG ANG TANAN.

  60. madlangbayan 63
    Intoy 62

    Thank you for your reaction. Let me put it this way, any political issue is debatable. Yours, mine and everyone’s issues raised here are debatable. Bear in mind though, that there are no winners in any blog debates. The result we want to achieve is to enlighten the Biliranons of the situation in Biliran that may allow them to make informed decisions in May 2010 elections.

    I am a realist and look at actual events over period of time and make my own observations. The political reality is that elections in Biliran are determined by money and political machinery. No ifs, no buts. I appreciate the fact that you have categorically said that Raffy Salazar has the money, and political machinery. Good on him. That means there will be a three way fight for the position of the governor: Gerryboy Espina Jr, Charlie Chong and Raffy Salazar.

    Among the three, Gerryboy has the best advantage and the strongest over the remaining two as it has been established, that the Espina Dynasty has already secured the required campaign funds, has an established political network ranging from the barangays to the provincial level, and enjoys the machinery that will be provided to him by his brother Gov Roger Espina. Although he is running as an independent, the whole family is aligned with Sen Manny Villar who is determined to spend his money to insure his win. That is what we call money, political organization and machinery. Why he run as an independent has been a subject of discussions among political pundits.

    The Liberal Party has no active political structure in Biliran. It has no extensive network that can support his campaign sorties. As you have admitted, there will be no substantial financial support from the party; and as such, Mr Salazar will be solely reliant on his funds raised from his own sources, help from his relatives and friends and political donations. I hope his pocket is deep enough to fund his campaign. This will give rise to the issue of how profitable is his current business ventures to finance his candidacy? You have also categorically said that Mr Salazar has the machinery. What machinery? Have you been actually involved in how political campaigns in Biliran were run in the past 18 years? All I am saying Madlangbayan is that, in as much as I appreciate the competition, Raffy Salazar is the weakest candidate among the three and as such voting for him is tantamount to handing over Biliran back to the Espina Dynasty on a silver platter.

    Mr. Charlie Chong is a well known and established businessman in Biliran. He has strong support among his business associates and has been involved in various philanthropic exercises in the province. It has been established that Mr. Chong can support the financial requirements of running a political campaign. The shift to Lakas Kampi CMD has given Mr Chong a political organization and machinery plus the funding which comes with it. He also enjoys the machinery that Rep Glenn Chong can provide as an incumbent Congressman who has already proven in his 3 years that so much can be accomplished if one is sincere in his job as a public official. He will give Gerryboy Espina a run for his money.

    Let us not be naïve. Every political candidate’s dream is being aligned with the ruling administration’s party. The system of project and budget allocation in the Philippine setting is determined by your close relationship with the ruling administration. No ifs no buts.

    The decision to field Mr. Charlie Chong was a decision of last resort. As I said in my previous posts, Gerry Espina Sr has successfully cultivated the culture of political invincibility through astute and cunning use of political patronage to install his family dynasty, that no one among the potential candidates were brave enough to stand up and fight. I maintain my stand that this coming elections is about money and political machinery.

    Biliran can only move on if the political influence of the Espina Dynasty in Biliran’s political landscape is reduced to a manageable level enough to create a level playing field for future elections. For the Espina Dynasty it is a now or never. For the Biliranons, it is an opportunity to level the playing field for the next elections. Asking Rep Glenn Chong to put in writing his commitment that no more than one member of his family will run in 2013, if they win in 2010 is not hypocritical, but a practical solution to the Biliranons’ concerns. Mr Raffy Salazar may provide an alternative, but unfortunately, Biliranons just cannot afford to speculate where the resolved of the Espina Dynasty to re-take control of Biliran in May elections is concerned. We have to field a strong candidate to match the Espina Dynasty.

    I will leave the discussions about the bio-data of each candidate when every one has posted theirs for the Biliranons to scrutinize.

  61. Reaction to Aquarius and Glenn Chong

    The political realities of Biliran have long been known. Of course, political machinery and money are still the order of the day! This is largely because the Philippine political system feeds on the ignorance and poverty of the people.

    It was precisely under this context that Glenn Chong’s win over Gerry Espina Sr. for the congressional seat in 2007 was a victory. It was a victory for the people of Biliran who have long been suffering. More importantly, it was a victory of hopes and dreams – that Chong’s agenda of change politics and good governance are possible.

    Three years after, Glenn Chong trumpets road projects as the centerpiece accomplishments of his term as Congressman. This is certainly commendable and better than the Espinas. But, road projects are nowhere near the change politics that Chong harped about in the run-up to the 2007 elections. There were no clear policy agenda, no consultations, no effective constituency and political party-building, no education and agenda building that could have given meaning and reality to his change politics agenda. And these could have also been used as grounds to build strong political machineries that could topple the guns, goons, and gold (and tenants) of the traditional kind.

    The only coherent policy that Glenn Chong has passed in Congress is the conversion of the NIT into the NSU. Apart from the change in name, no significant results are expected from these kinds of legislations. And Chong by sponsoring this law without observing an inclusive process also reneges on his commitments to the people of the Municipality of Biliran during the elections that he will help BNAC in its saga.

    Not long before the elections, Glenn Chong also bolted out from the Liberal Party to join the administration. Obviously, this was to get more funds from the DPWH for his road projects. Apart from the funds, he also scored over Espina’s with the Office of the President’s reversal of the SP’s decision to put on preventive suspension the mayor of Caibiran. I beg to disagree with both Aquarius and madlangbayan that Chong’s decision was wise. Convenient, may be but certainly not wise. Gibo’s floundering performance in the surveys delimits the party’s fund-raising capacity and has put the party in disarray. Most important of all, this also effectively veered Chong away from alternative politics into that of GMA.

    And now, his metamorphosis is complete with his fielding of his father for governor. How fast time flies (and principles too)!

    Glenn Chong insults the intelligence of those who voted for him and betrays his change agenda (a thing of the past) by saying that he is not a fool to field somebody who does not stand a chance against the Espinas and therefore his father is the only choice. He monumentally forgets, of course, that when he ran for office in 2007 he was himself a virtual nobody and didn’t stand a chance of winning against Gerry Sr. (if surveys were actually conducted). That he eventually did is testament to the fact that the Biliranons can be veered towards the path of change politics. What is worse, he intellectualizes it by saying that it’s based on statistics. But, the sample size is only 2.5% of the population. Any self-respecting student of science would know that the standard population size for any survey to be conclusive is at least 10%. In addition, the method is face-to-face interview. Which only means that the biases and intents of the surveyors are known.

    He further insults the intelligence of Biliranons by now avowedly supporting a dynasty. That a dynasty is intrinsically bad is already a settled case. Fact of the matter is there is a Constitutional prohibition on it. The preponderance of dynasties in the Philippines and the negative effects it is causing the country is too obvious to cite as examples here. Is there any political dynasty in the world that is actually doing well? Or even in the Philippines?

    A dynasty’s most destructive effect is to corner the resources of the state. Pinochet, Batista, Mugabe and even Marcos may be considered one-man rulers because they have effectively centered power on themselves without the benefit of Congress or of an independent judiciary. But, the system that backed these rulers were highly centralized ones often through the use of an intricate system of control and dummies that effectively cornered the state. Not really any different from a dynasty. Marcos, for example, operated through his cronies and the generals to effectively control business and other interests of value in the country.

    Singapore, on the other hand, was run with a clear vision with matching political will. There might have been excesses on the part of Lee Kuan Yew as far as discipline and opposition are concerned (and I certainly believe that there are), but as far as governance is concerned, it has always been based on merit and excellence. And Lee Hsien Loong is a man of his own having served in the government and having the intellect and the degrees to prove it. Moreover, he became Prime Minister after Go Chok Tong. Glenn Chong is certainly no Lee Hsien Loong and Charlie Chong is most definitely no Lee Kuan Yew!

    What is clear from Glenn Chong’s story is another case of lost opportunity for the country (and there are so many). Glenn Chong had a clear choice: to make change within the system or to pretend to work for change but actually work for his own political ambitions. The first one is difficult but with the faith and hope of the Biliranons with him it could have been possible. The Espinas will have more reason to claim back power and corner it for themselves this year and have better opportunities of getting it back, what, with co-equals challenging them.

    The only regret in the story that is Glenn Chong is that it effectively throws back the hopes and the work for change and for a better Biliran back to zero. But, hope springs eternal. And no Glenn Chong can extinguish it from their hearts!

  62. sus, kalami sa mga iningles dire.
    lami unta og makahimo ko ana.
    makasulat unta ko para sa mga presidente pareha marcos.

    sa akong sabot sa mga write-up, usa ra gi-atake nga
    dynasty nga wala pa nahitabo.
    tingali tungod sa ilang ka intelligent og very educated by
    showing good command of english, nawala na og unsa may bo-ot ipa-ibot anang inengles nga “benefit of the doubt”?

    wala pa gani ang chong dynasty maorag gi-condemn na.
    pareha sa ginoo, diba?
    unya padyos dyos pa sa kampanya unya balitok diay.
    asa man ang SINCERITY? asa man ang MORALITY?
    asa man ang HUMILITY?

    sa akong obserbasyon, si Glen ingdagan tungod sa
    kamatay ni Danny….tungod sa long reigh of ESPINA DYNASTY…..nakalimot na ta ani? kadali gud…na
    amnesia naman ta….asa man si Raffy atong panahona?
    Ingdagan sa laing lugar nga wala siya kinahanglana?
    nagpa-project sa iyang SELF-IMPORTANCE?

    nganong ang duha ka Chong raman ang gi-atake dire?
    kalimot na sa 6 ka ESPINA DYNASTY?
    Can we just unite for now against the real dynasty?

    oy, unfair pod og self-indulgence para kay raffy kanunay.
    morag dunay small print out ning kampanya ni Raffy,
    not about Jesus help…
    inengles na aron kitang mga regular jose dili kasabot…

    “vote me and you will vote for the espina too…too bad for you all biliranons….you don’t get it-raffy”.

  63. Biliranon 67

    Very well said. In an ideal world, your observations hold water. On the ground, easy to theorize but extremely difficult to put into practice. If you have read my posts since 2006 you will find that I have discussed the same theoretical and idealistic advocacy that I believed could have led to the well being of the Biliranons. I have discussed policy directions and suggested agenda of government which I hope Rep Glenn Chong could take into consideration in the execution of his job as the Representative of the Lone District of Biliran.

    Yes I agree that the results in 2007 could have given Biliranons the opportunity to introduce changes in the political system. However, that opportunity is only a glimmer of hope as the political landscape in Biliran remained the same apart from Gerry Espina Sr’s temporary absence from power. For all intents and purposes, the Espina Dynasty is actually still in control of Biliran through Gov Rogelio Espina, his Sangguniang Panlalawigan dummies, 5 of 8 municipal mayors, majority of SB members and the Barangay Chairmen and Kagawads. The political machinery and organization of the Espina Dynasty is fully operating inspite of Gerry Espina Sr’s and Gerryboy Espina Jr ‘s temporary absence. In effect, the Espina Dynasty still maintains control of Biliran. Gov Roger Espina has been very aggressive in his building his war chest to insure no repeat of the 2007 debacle. With all due respect to the political re-awakening of the intelligent community in Biliran, the win in 2007 was mainly a result of Gerry Espina Sr’s error of judgment. He underestimated Rep Glenn Chong’s rising popularity, financial capability and lack of political organization. He also underestimated the intelligent vote of the electorate in urban centers. He committed a tactical error of not fielding Gerryboy Espina Jr to run as candidate for Naval. Effectively, the Espina Dynasty won those elections, based on results.

    Amidst this political reality, it will be difficult for Rep Glenn Chong to carry on his job and fulfill his promises. Running a minority government is an extremely difficult task. Gerry Espina Sr has insured that any initiatives advocated by Rep Chong will be met by officials under his control with stiff opposition and lack of cooperation. Moreover, Gerry Espina Sr used every possible means to block any of Rep Chong’s initiatives through his colleagues in Manila. For the record, the decision in 2007 to run under the Liberal Party was a last minute decision as originally, Rep Glenn Chong would have run under Kampi. However, although Gerry Boy Espina Jr did not run for any elective position, he remained the Provincial Chairman of the Kampi political party until September of 2009. Gov Espina represented Lakas and Gerry Espina Sr represented NPC and other parties until September 2009.

    I will leave it to Rep Glenn Chong to respond to your comments on his performance both in Congress and project implementation in Biliran. By the way, there is no constitutional prohibition on political dynasties yet as even the late President Corazon Aquino, inspite of the historical win, was not successful in putting pressure on Congress to pass an enabling law. That law has been in Congress since 1987 up to now.

    I maintained my position that political change can only happen in Biliran if the strong political influence of the Espina Dynasty can be reduced to a manageable level conducive to creating a level playing field. At this stage, the tandem of Glenn and Charlie Chong will give us a fighting chance against the Espina Dynasty who is more determined than ever, to retake full control of Biliran.

    Rhetorics on idealism and principles? That can only work if you are facing a principled opponent. I don’t consider the members of the Espina Dynasty to be under that category.

  64. a dynasty is a dynasty is a dynasty. no buts, no ifs. sa 2007 moingon ta nga dautan ang dynasty, karon moingon na pud ta nga dili tanan dynasty dautan. ang espina dynasty ra. Hesus Maria Josep nga pag bugal bugal sa pangisip sa mga twao nga suporta sa una. Lord, please help these people!

  65. SA AKONG PAG INO-INO RON MURAG NAGTIKA USAB ANG DAGAN SA PAG-ILA SA MGA TAGA BILIRAN SA KANHING TINAGURIANG idol o freedom fighter KANIADTO? MAAYO NI KAY NING MATA NA ANG UBAN SA ILANG PAGKA linla KANIADTO…

    LET SAY UNSAY DAGAN NIINING PAMILYAHANG intsik chong,NGA DAKONG PAGKA GAHAMAN SA PODER…KARON NINGGAWAS NAPOD ANG kalidad nga dili makatawhanon ning kongresistaa? NING SUGOD NAPOD UG pamotang-botang ug mantsa sa laing tawo? TAN-AWA SA post 49 ni cong.chong,GIPASUMANGINLAN NAPOD ANG TAWONG KLARONG NAKATABANG NIYA PINAAGI UG sakayanan nga usa daw nga carnapper? KAY SUMALA NIYA ANG task force limbas sa camp crame MAO DAW NING SULTI NIYA…TAN-AWA RA UNSAY KLASE NING tawahana wala gayod kalahian sa kalidad sa iyang amahan nga si charlie chong….marama?

  66. Well said and well elaboratively explained Aquarius…
    No more one sided and malicioously concoted rhetorics from those who got hit by his statements Maski BALIBALION pa ug hubad ani ug maski magtuyoktuyok pa mga alepores de ESPINA. Enough is enough!!!!!!..
    Let us get rid of Espinas this coming election.
    By doing so we will minimize their clung to power and influence in the island…
    It’s about time for discerning Biliranons to think about their future without this family.
    Vote for LAKAS BETS in Biliran!!!!!!!!

  67. AQUARIUS;

    VERY ARTICULATE BUT SORRY TO TELL YOU THAT YOU

    SOUNDS LIKE DANG, INTOY, INDAY AND GLENN CHONG..

    THE VERY REASON WHY YOU LET YOUR FATHER RUN IS

    OBVIOUS…

    JUST LIKE THE ESPINAS YOU WANT TO EARN MILLIONS

    e.g. (pinutos sa newspaper ni sarabusing)

    BUT PRETENDING TO US THAT IT IS PUBLIC SERVICE..

    ENOUGH IS ENOUGH…

    1FAM-RULE DEPRIVE US BILIRANON FROM GOOD

    GOVERNANCE AND CHECK AND BALANCE..

  68. AQUARIUS:

    YES I BEEN READING YOUR PREVIOUS BLOG IN

    2007..IN FACT YOUR MASTERY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

    MAKES ME FEEL THAT I FAIL ENGLISH 102 BACK IN COLLEGE..

    BUT DEPENDING THE VERY ESSENSE OF YOUR CRUSADE IN

    360

    DEGREES TURN AROUND MAKE ME FEEL SICK..

    HOW PATHETIC…

    AGAIN WITH FEELINGS, THE VERY REASON FOR FIELDING

    THE AMAHAN RAISE EYEBROWS.. THERE WAS A TIME THAT

    HIS THINKING OF FIELDING HIS BROTHER TO..

    YOU LOST YOUR MORAL GROUND, YOU

    LOST YOUR MORAL ASCENDANCY…

    GOD SAVE YOUR SOULS..

  69. Dpikat 74,

    Hagbungonon gihapon ka sa English dinhi ani nga imong blog. Balik na lang sa liba-liba o utip nga alyas, unya Binisaya o saksak-sinagul ang gamita nga pinulungan aron madismular ang imong wrong grammar.

  70. Those bloggers who keep on refutting whatever is there to refute to in regards to the candidacy of GC and his father are not forces to support such tandem.

    You have all the previledge in the world to do so..

    But you cannot persuade us not to subscribe to their candidacy because we hear we see the sincerity of GC to bring about the most needed change in the political scenario of Biliran

    One word is enough and reincarnation of the said issue only boils down to one thing…… We all cannot please everybody but at the end of the day whom are we fooling around but ourselves…

    Support GC and his father!!!!!
    Support all LAKAS Candidate in the porvince of Biliran!!!!!!

  71. Correction:

    Those bloggers who keep on refutting whatever is there to refute to in regards to the candidacy of GC and his father are not forces to support such tandem.

    It should be ……….. to the candidacy of GC and his father are not forced to support such a tandem….

  72. IBAGSAK ANG ADMINISTRASYONG gloria arroyo!!! samot iunlod ang iyang sws rating ngadto sa -100%,naa si sec.remonde na heart attack tungod wala makadawat negatibong mga kritisismo sa admin…

    IBAGSAK ANG IYANG MGA kandidato!!! apil na si cong.chong ug ang iyang amahan si charli chong…in the future si dr. benjie chong!!!!

  73. DPIKAT;

    Heyyyy babae ako di ko ingon nimo bakla!!!!

    Have your ears open as wide as you can do hell i care!!!!

    Check my IP and email address and you will see how stupid you are…

  74. Liba-liba, utip, houston boy, + 3 pa ka laing takuban,

    Paniguro gayud ug tuktok sa computer, aron makapanagang ka ug maayo dinhi batok sa mga atake sa imong amo nga mga Bandido.

    Magamitan gayud diay nimo no ang upat ka computer sa inyo, ang imong naeskwelahan nga 3 ka tuig sa AMA, ang magic B.S. degree sa LPS?

  75. Reaction to Aquarius

    Wow. Amazing. People of Biliran hear this out: Glenn Chong’s victory was mainly because of an error in judgment on the part of Gerry Espina Sr!

    That he was popular in 2007 is one thing. That this popularity was actually converted into votes at the precincts all throughout the Province without the political organization of the Espinas would tell you something. But, let me spell it out lest you miss the idea – people’s idealism and belief in his causes were the factors that made the difference.

    Rhetorics on idealism and principles? Why don’t we? After all, it was Glenn Chong who started all these idealism and principles in 2007. Talking about changing politics and good governance in Biliran. It is not so much idealism as it is about consistency and being true to one’s words.

    The problem is not idealism, Aquarius. The problem is Glenn Chong not acting on what you now call idealism but which he used to mouth in the 2007 elections like tangible realities. What Glenn Chong did was just to go against the Espinas all the time – everything that they do he opposed and he talked and talked. He just coasted along. In other words, he did not build his own consistent with his mouthfuls during the elections. For example, he could have built an alternative political party particularly centered on the young who was so enamored by his idealism in the past. Or he could have explored alternative centers of power down to the barangay level.

    To say now that the Espinas still practically controls Biliran is to admit that Glenn Chong failed. But, it’s one thing to fail trying and another to fail because you never even tried. It is not far-fetched, therefore, to say that Glenn Chong’s fielding of his father did not come about because there is no other choice. This is but a natural consequence of his inaction.

    Principles cannot be selectively implemented, Aquarius. If you have it when you entered politics and your opponent is corrupt, you don’t suspend your principles, do you Sir? After all, what will differentiate you from your opponent if you use the same tactics and frameworks? It’s like saying Glenn Chong = Roger Espina now. If that’s the case, the battle now simply becomes a choice of who is the lesser evil between the two.

  76. Biliranon 83

    As I said in my previous blogs, I am a realist. I write what I have observed. Let me quote you what I wrote in my previous post:

    “With all due respect to the political re-awakening of the intelligent community in Biliran, the win in 2007 was mainly a result of Gerry Espina Sr’s error of judgment. He underestimated Rep Glenn Chong’s rising popularity, financial capability and lack of political organization. He also underestimated the intelligent vote of the electorate in urban centers. He committed a tactical error of not fielding Gerryboy Espina Jr to run as candidate for Naval. Effectively, the Espina Dynasty won those elections, based on results.”

    Rep Glenn Chong won with a margin of 5741 votes. It may look like it is considerable, but if you work on a simple average among the 8 municipalities; it boils down to 717.62 votes per municipality. Take into consideration as well that only Gerry Espina Sr lost the elections among other members of the Espina Dynasty. Governor Espina won with mind boggling and so did Roselyn Espina Paras and Rudy Espina.

    The admission that The Espina Dynasty still controls Biliran is a reality, but not an admission that Rep Glenn Chong failed. It is simply an admission that the movement to dismantle the strong influence of the Espina Dynasty in Biliran had only taken a first step with the win in 2007.

    Restoring political balance in Biliran requires that the full control of the Espina Dynasty be reduced to a manageable level conducive to creating a level playing ground. You have described it correctly. Rep Glenn Chong has not acted on the momentum of change that he started and the youth would have form the base of that change. However, he was and still is under extreme pressure to deliver his election promises which he tried best to be best of his ability and at every opportunity. He came to Congress as an opposition although; he has maintained his access to PGMA through other corridors in the Malacanang, so to speak.

    The battle to restore political balance has taken only the first step. Dismantling the Espina Dynasty is vital and this coming May 2010 elections is the second step we have to take.

    I am not saying that to accomplish this we have to sacrifice our idealism and principles. I am saying that let not our strict adherence to those principles and idealism of change be the vehicle for the full return of the Espina Dynasty to Biliran. I am saying that we take the second step of installing a Governor that will work with Rep Glenn Chong to bring in more positive changes in Biliran. I have proposed that Rep Glenn Chong put into writing his commitment that no more than one Chong will run in 2013 if the Biliranons entrust their votes to them in 2010. It is up to him to act on that.

    It is not a battle of who is the lesser evil. It is an opportunity for a new set of elective officials that will be given an chance to show their love for Biliran. The Espina Dynasty has now been in Biliran for 15 years. Do you want another 15 years of them? For that’s what will happen if Gerry Espina Sr,Gov Roger Espina, Gerryboy Espina Jr, Roselyn Espina Paras, Rudy Espina and the rubber stamp Sangguniang Panlalawigan members are voted back to office.

    God Bless Biliran.

  77. ERRATUM POST 84

    Governor Espina won with mind boggling results and so did SB Roselyn Espina Paras and Mayor Rudy Espina.

    However, he was and still is under extreme pressure to deliver his election promises which he tried to the best of his ability and at every opportunity.

    Do you want another 15 years of them? For that’s what will happen if Gerry Espina Sr,Gov Roger Espina, Comm. Gerryboy Espina Jr, SB Roselyn Espina Paras, Mayor Rudy Espina and the rubber stamp Sangguniang Panlalawigan members are voted back to office.

  78. Kini si Biliran 83 morag mao pod ni siya ang nagsulat sa position paper sa Kapitolyo nga nagsuway pagpugong nga pirmahan ni Pres. GMA ang NSU bill nga gipasa na sa Senado niadtong unang tuig. Napalpak ang ilang mga pangamuyo.

    Dili gad unta mokaylap ning debate sa anti-dynasty kung ning sugot pa si Mayor Susan nga siya ang modagan pagka gobernador kauban ni Rep. Glenn. Apan nag desidir man siya nga mopa re-elect lang siya ka mayor. Maayo pod ngani, kay mga Bandido na pod ang maghari sa munisipyo sa Naval, human ta maka guroginhawa sa ila. Bisan pa, kay naglisod gayud intawon si Mayor Susan sa pag uswag sa iyang executive agenda tungod kay pro-Espina man ang mayoriya sa SB. Kinahanglan utrohon na gayud sa mga tawo ang komposisyon sa SB karong Mayo 2010.

    Kinahanglan mahimatngunan nato nga si Pugak Bandido ang unang nag depende sa mga survey aron muusbaw ang ilang pamolitika niadtong 1990s. Iyang gisabong-sabong ang mga political players dinhi basin mahagtok niya ang sungka sa politika dinhi. Apan karon nga gigamitan na pod siya ug survey results sa kapikas, iyang gipa piyait ang iyang mga tigpamaba, o tigpamutbot, dinhi sa blog. Unom ra ba kono ni sila dinhi karon, pero alyas lang, usa lang ka tawo ang nag-blog. Ambot ngano nga upat man pod kono ka computer nang naa sa ilang balay, nga dili man ngani na Internet cafe.

    Sumala sa mga survey, si Charlie Chong lamang ang makahapin kang Rep. Glenn sa iyang kampanya para re-election. Kung dili si Mayor Susan o si Charlie Chong ang kandidato ka gobernador, lagmit maapektaran pa ang kampanya ni Rep. Glenn, ug lagmit nga mahibalik ang tanang mga Espina sa poder. Mao na ang practical reality, sumala pa ni Aquarius.

    Duna ra bay mga pakaylap nga mga balita si Dok Rabbit nga nag improve na kono ang mga socio-economic indicators sa Biliran Province. Ang iyang buot ingnon nga tungod kono kini sa iyang liderato. Tabi!!!

    Ubos sa mga Bandido, ang Biliran Province karon mora ug bata nga bitukon. Medyo tambok ug dako ug tiyan, unya gipa report ni Dok Rabbit nga maayo na kono ang nutritional status sa mga kabataan dinhi. Mora ug wa gamita ang iyang pagka doktor.

    Pareho man ni sa Kapitolyo. Daghan kaayong kuwarta ang probinsiya gikan sa IRA, pero mangutang pa gayud. Apan wa man ngani proyekto nga napakita. Kikhi ra (mas gamay pa sa kumingking) ang ilang mapadayag, sa Prolend man pod ngani ang gasto. Nagpakita lang ni nga ang mga kadagkuan nga mga opisyal sa Kapitolyo mora ug mga bitok, tapeworm, hookworm, ascaris, etc. At least, ang tinuod nga bitok mas gamay pa sa kumingking, pero kini sila, mora ug hose sa bombero ang suyop sa pondo sa mga tawo nga gikan sa atong mga buhis.

    Kinahanglan nga gayud ta ug mga buyod-buyod pod uy nga mga piniling opisyal diha sa Kapitolyo. Ambot ug nakasabot ba pod ni si Dok Rabbit ug unsay buot ingnon sa buyod, kay Tagawog man gihapon ning iyang sinultihan.

    Maayo pa si Rep. Glenn kay makasuwat ug tul-id nga Iningles o Binisiya, siya mismo, dili ghost writer. Apan kini si Dok Rabbit, pamatii ra, dili tul-id ang Tagalog, dili tul-id ang Binisaya, dili tul-id ang Iningles, dili pod tul-id ang saksak-sinagol. Ang tul-id seguro mao lang ang naa sa iyang lalabutan nga naka ungot didto sa Ormoc. Ambot ug nakasabot ba pod kaha ni siya ug unsay buot ingnon sa tul-id, ug sa lalabutan.

  79. I have read something on this blog about GC and CC tandem for Congressman and Governor respectively. To me it seemed practical and workable for Biliran scenario. It is good for the reason of continuity in governance. I share the same views for those variables of governance that leaders in Biliran politics must have the initiative and sustainability skills towards development. We want Biliran a nicest, safest and happiest place to live. We need badly, today, leaders who can sustain tha gains that we have. WE biliranons cannot deny the fact that there are gains that we have today in terms of programs and projects in Biliran.
    A. Education
    1. Free school bus system- this encourages the youngs to go to school and curb the drop-out rate in the school.
    2. School bags and uniforms- the parents will be relieved by spending much for their children’s education because these bags and uniforms are given free.
    3. Internet connectivity for secondary schools- high school students will have the access to the internet thus improving teaching and learning activities thru research resources.
    4. School building- more classrooms are built to cater to the growing number of enrolless.

    B. Road Concreting – this paves the way to boost businesses in the countryside due to better road network.

    C. Health
    Mobile clinic – best access of Biliranons to avail health services in every Barangay, especially for those in the remote areas in Biliran.

    D. And More….

    You know ladies and gentlemen, these are just initial, concrete and functional gains that Biliranon acquired thru the dynamism of Congressman Glenn A. Chong. Remember just in 3 years. and I believe sustaining these initiatives is very significant for us. Let us transform politics in Biliran into a politics of performance not on grandstanding based on politics that we read on books and history. Let us put ourselves in the same pedestal of thinking that dynasty per se is not BAD AT ALL if it offers changes, initiatives and development in the countryside. Of course history tells us immediately that ESPINAS dynasty in Biliran was really bad. But let us admit that no two p[ersons and/or groups are alike. We are individually unique to each other. That is the reason why we differ in our oipnion. It follows further that CHONGS and the ESPINAS are different. Let us put it this way, Biliran needs a collaborative leadership between and among leaders who have the same vision in governance. Let us not be worried on things that are not yet there because it prevents us to move and grow onward. WE live in the world of experimentalism in which risks are there for bad results but we bank heavily on good results. I said, today, we can see symptoms of a bright new day that will come and let us take advantage of it before it takes the sunset. Dynasty’s idealism from book and history will make its variation as long as we are to take part of its conception and watch through the process as to where it is heading forward. Can you still learned from BILIRAN and MAGUINDANAO there was a tragic incident that happened respectively between these provinces. And I believed it was GOD’s handywork that put and sacrificed lives of people just in order to restore justice, fairness and progress of the people. We have a renewed hope this time in Biliran. Let us have no fear of doing it right. The fact is we do not really know the thinking of every politican in Biliran but we all know pretty sure on what they are actually doing right now. This is our basis of choice and hope for all of us. Have faith in GOD.

  80. KKB 86;

    GUI OFFER DIAY NINYO AN GOVERNORSHIP KAN MAYOR

    PARILLA???

    DAKONG BINUWA!!!!!

    SUKAD NA SUKAD WALA DJUD INTAWON I OFFER NI GLENN

    KANAN POSISYONA SA LAIN TAWO…

    THE FOCUS OF HIS MIND IS TO INTRODUCE HIS

    FATHER TO HIS ORGANIZATION IN THE PROVINCE

    BY LETTING HIM DISTRIBUTE THE GOODIES…e.g.

    (pls dnt let me specify the goodies..hehehe)

    KUNG SINSERO UNTA SIYA IYA NA GUI BUILD UP

    UNTA NIYA SI MAYORA SUSAN SA PROBINSIYA…

    HAPIT NA GANI MODILI KA MAYOR KAY SULOHON MAN

    LANG PUD NI REP AN GOODIES PUD…hehehe

    MAHILIG MAG SOLO NI SI GLENN..

    MAHILIG SA MICROPONO..hehehe

  81. Dpikat 88,

    Kana! Pag Binisaya na lang, kay hagbungonon gayud ka kung straight-on nimo pag Iningles ang imong blog.

    You have the freedom to believe your own fiction. Anyway, your track record in this blog shows that you have a very serious problem, apparently arising from a character flaw, of separating fact from fantasy. English na ha?

    Mo-blog ngani ko dinhi, manegurado ko sa akong facts and figures. Ug duna koy track record dinhi nga duol sa kamatuoran ang kasagaran sa akong gipang blog. Sama sa pagtigo sa imong nagkaburobalintong nga mga alyas sa naglabay nga pila na ka tuig, ug si kinsa ang blogger niini. Ang imo lang “word mark” ang akong clue ug lead, ug dili ang IP address, kay wa koy access niana. Nag validate lang si jalmz sa uban nakong mga obserbasyon.

  82. LIBA-LIBA

    TALAWAN GYUD KA NO? MAGTAKOBAN KAMAN
    SA IMO NGALAN, WANTALA KA DIAY DILI PAREHO
    NI CONG GLENN NGA IYA GAYUD PANGALAN IBUTANG
    SA BLOGS, UY UGMA DIAY ADTO SA NAVAL GYM
    UBAN SA MGA ESPINA NGA MGA BUWAO-0N, HE
    HE HE!!!!!!!! BILIB GYUD KO SA INYO UG MO-ADTO MO.
    MGA TALAWAN MGA BAKAKON MGA CORRUPT.
    IBAGSAK ANG MGA ESPINA UBAN C LIBA-LIBA
    TALAWAN. SIBAT NA LANG MO DAAN PAG
    ESKOTINYO.

  83. DPIKAT;

    Asa na ka?
    Prove it that GC and I are the same..

    Have you research my IP address and his?

    Because if you cannot prove that.. It goes to show that you are just guessing and making yourself the laughing stock in here…

    Go ahead and prove your post… There is a prize for you if your allegation is true… IANDAM NA LANG DAAN ANG HAPIN KAY GUKDON NAMO TANAN ANG MGA CORRUPT NGA OPISYAL SA BILIRAN LABI NA GUD KANANG HINGUTANG NGA WAY KLARO KUNG DIIN IHAPLAK ANG GIUTANG…

  84. PARA NAKO KITANG TANAN MAY KATUNGOD KINSA ANG ATO BOTOSAN SA PAGKA PRESIDENTI.
    KON ATO MAN NAHINOMDOMAN SI PRES.GMA DAKU GYUD ANG NATABANG SA KAUSBAWAN SA ATO PROBINSIYA
    TUNGOD USAB SA PANINGKAMOT SA ATO CONGRESSMAN GLENN CHONG ANG NIT NAHIMONG UNIVERSITY KARON.
    ANG MGA KABATAAN GITAGAAN GYUD UG IMPORTANCIA NI CONG.GLENN CHONG MAO NGA ANAA ATO KARON NATAGAMTAMAN NGA ANG MGA STUDIANTI SA SECONDARY PUBLIC SCHOOL MAY MASAKYAN NGA LEBRI PAINGON UG PAULI GIKAN SA ESCUELAHAN.LEBRI NGA BAG UG UNIFORMI.
    KINSA NGA CONGRESSMAN O ALAGAD SA ATO PROBINSIYA ANG DAKU UG PAGTAGAD SA MGA POBRE NGA GINIKANAN,SA MGA POBRE NGA MGA STUDIANTI.
    WALAY LAIN ANG BOOTAN UG BATAN-ON NGA CONG.GLENN CHONG.
    NAA NAKITA NATO NGA NAGLANTAW GYUD SIYA SA KAAYOHAN SA KATAWHAN SAMA SA MOBILE CLINIC KANA DAKU NA KAAYO NGA TABANG.
    ATO MAN NAKITA SULOD SA 3 PALANG KATUIG NGA PAGSIRBISYO DAKU NA ANG IMPROVEMENT SA BILIRAN.
    KON ATO USAB PILION PAGKA GOVERNOR SI NO CHARLIE CHONG MAS DAKU KAAYO ANG IMPROVEMENT SA HOSPITAL ANG ATO UNYA MGA PROGRAMA SA PANLAWAS ANG ATO HOSPITAL FACELITIES DELI NA UNYA GUBA..MAUSA NA PAGHANGYO ANG ATO KAULOHAN.

    KON SI GERRY BOY ATO PELION PAGKA GOVERNOR SAMA RANI SIYA SA IYANG EGSOON NGA GOV.ROGER ESPINA POTOS LANG GIHAPON KITA SA UTANG.
    UNSAON WALA MAN ANG MGA ESPINA MALOOY SA MGA BILIRANON ANG ILANG GIKALOY-AN ANG ILANG KAUGALINGON RA DINHI SA BILIRAN NILA NATAGAMTAMAN NGA DAGHAN UG KUARTA.
    SANGLIT PINANGGA NI ROGER ESPINA ANG ILANG LINE-UP NGA SP SANGGUNIANG PANLALAWIGAN.UG ANG MGA BOARD MEMBERS..UNSAON NGA NASANAY NA ANG MGA SP UG BOARD MEMBERS KON MANGUTANG SI ROGER ESPINA MAY SHARE MAN POD SILA.
    ANGAYAN NAGYUD NGA KANING MGA LINE-UP NI ROGER ESPINA UG GERRY BOY,UG GERRY SR,SA KAWAYAN,RUDY KAWAYAN UG ROSELYN DELI NANI ANGAYAN TAGAAN UG COMPIANSA KARUNG UMAABOT NGA ELECTION.

  85. DPIKAT 73:

    Sorry ka nalang, unsaon man gud nga maayo man pagkalit-agi namo nga upat diay ang imong computers that’s why you want to vendicate yourself by acussing us as what you’re doing here. I dont care, bahala moingon ka pa nga usa ra mi diri nga bloggers except you and your many aliases. Dont worry because I’m not bothered about it. Much more, I will not harass you and intimidate you like what you’re doing bisan sa imong pagka SB sa Naval nga mahilig ka mangharass, PODEROSO KAAYO. Then, you asked Rep. Chong to allow you to serve Bilranon. What a nonsense request. To be frank, Biliranon doesn’t need you! Ang grupo sa mga sabungero karon is campaigning against you.

  86. kini da murag alegre na jud! mka pahait man ni sa atong salabutan ang diskosyon denhi nga magdala unya nato ug lig-on baroganan unya sa atong botaran sa Mayo2010. Both sides maaju ka disponer ang ilang mga beliefs ug stands!

    …pero bisan pa lagi ug unsa ka balido rason… MAOT GAJUD AND DYNASTIYA kay dili lang unya ang politiko ang may posibilidad maghasik ng lagim, apil na ang mga suod nga paryente ug higala nga posible kaayong panalipdan sa mga managparyenteng politiko. period period ug period pa gajud!

    …GC please ayaw intawon mi taga-i ug pananglitan nga may dalang maayo ‘pod’ ang dynastiya nga gikan sa gawas sa pilipinas kay kitang pilipino may kaugalingong cultura ug kinaiyahan nga pananglitan ang usa ka ‘sitwasyon’ pareho para sa usa ka pinoy ug dili pinoy, mamahimong unyang dili pareho ang pag gamit ug matuto niini tungod sa “dili pareho nga kultura” sa matag-usa. Example pa jud: ang mga jokes sa amerkano dili makatwa ang mga pilipino- kini tungod sa atong mga kultura. mao nga para nako dili jud pwede ikumpara ang kaayohan(daw) sa dynastiya sa uban nasod denhi sa pilipinas. time and time again proven na nga laksot ang dynastiya sa pinas!

    …mao bitaw nga nag open forum ta denhi bahin sa maot nga dynastiya kay dili kita mosugot nga tungod sa desisyon ni Glenn pagpdagan iya dady, simbako uroy maapil siya kung ma corrupt ang desisyon sa mga ‘tarong’ botante… simbako uroy!

    …ang naklaro man lang nako denhi sa both sides nga mga komento mao kini: karong Mayo 2010 kita GUSTO PA KANG GLENN maoy congressman, pero sa pagka governor sa iya dad MODILI KITA lagi tungod sa hulga nga maot sa dynastiya. iklaro lang pod nato nga kay nunot man gajud kita modili sa dynastiya, DILI UG WALA NA GAJUD ESPINA NGA BOTARAN karon eleksyona!

    ok na magksabot na ta niini ha? gawas lang nianing mga tungaw denhi nga walay hinungdan ang postings sige ug laban sa espina bisan walay alamag ug unod ang punto kalevel lang pangutok ni kandingoat jerome ug gwafa JDR…

  87. BERT,INTOY UG MALDITO POD…HALA PASPAS UG DAKDAK SA IMONG COMPUTER KAY IKAW MAN LAY KASABOT UNSAY IMONG GUSTO MAOY MATUMAN? HALATADO RA KA!!! KUSOG MANUMANGIL UG SPAMMING DIAY SIYA WALA KALABOTI SA IYANG KAUGALINGON…

    NAG-INUSARA NALANG KA IDOY,KAY UBAN NAADTO NA ANG SIMPATIYA SA LAING KANDIDATO NGA WALA magsaba PERO GITAMAS-MASAN SA IMONG GI idolo.

    unsa to ang istilo kaniadto ni cong.chong sa pangampanya? ” mano,mana kung akoy inyong pilion dili,dili mahitabo nga naay laing myembro sa akong pamilya ang mag desider sa laing pwesto…ug dili,dili pod mahitabo nga ang akong amahan manginlabot sa pangontrata…ug dili,dili daw mahitabo nga ako mag armas… samot mamalit ug boto…hehe, unsa man ni tinuod o bakak? gobernador pa ang gi interesan sa iyang amahan nga si charlie chong…hehe,karon lain napod ang stilo sa pagpanlinla moingon napod nga isama ta sa singpore? singapore sa iyang mata? kasakay ra ka gani sa 20B SUPER PROJECTS NI PGMA…MAGHINANBOG NA!!!

  88. KKB AKA DANG AKA INTOY AKA INDAY AKA GLENN CHONG;;

    HASUS EASY LANG GUD;;

    SPICE OF LIFE KANG PUD OI…

    HAHAHAHAA

    DANG, SORRY THAT I DONT HAVE THE LUXURY OF

    TIME IN RESEARCHING YOUR IP..

    WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, YOU

    PAID SON OF A COW BLOGGER..!!!!!

  89. DPIKAT

    Bisag unsan nimog spice sa imong life you will not be palatable to our midsts.

    Take your opinion to yourself and enjoy it more than anything else..

    You are not a serious blogger but someone who is out of sync out of line and out of touch..

    Be that as it may.. you do not deserve our trust and your credibility as a blogger sucks!!!! ngeeehhhh…

    You are the epitome’ of what a hodgepodge blogger is all about..

    Enjoy being the clown of the site we don’t need to treat you seriously because you are a LIBALIBA in perspective and in opinion…

    Nobody is stopping you to say anything because we have discerned that you are not what we think who you are..

  90. DPIKAT IKAW NI NO?

    D- DAUTANG POLITICAL WATCHDOG NGA WALAY PAAWAHAN NGA BISAG UNSAON UG EXPLAIN SA IYAHA MANGITA GUD UG LUSOT BISAG BUKLO NA ARON KUNUHAY KATUOHAN ANG IYANG MALISYOSONG BLOG

    P-PERA PERA ANG HABOL KAY NAG LIBA LIBA NA NAG UTI NIARI KARON NAG DIPIKAT NA USAB.. SANTANG SIGE UG LARAY LARAY SA UBANG THREAD ARON KUNUHAY DAYAWON ANG ACHIEVEMENT NI GC UNYA MALISYOSO POD ANG ATAKE BISAG WAY BASIS MOTUKAR GUD ANG IYANG MISYON TO CREATE LAUGHTER IN THE NEAGATIVE WAY SA BLOG.

    I-RO SA PAMILYANG GINASUKA NA SA BILIRAN MAGSIG UG PANGHIMANTAY UG YAGA YAGA SA MGA TIUNOD NGA BLOGGER FOR CHANCE. MUDUKO UG MOPIYAIT NGA WAY MAY ANGAYAN PIYAITAN

    K-OMEKERONG DI DYUD MADAA SA PAG INARTISTA KAY DI DYUD MOSIKAT BISAN MAGBAYAD PA UG TEXT TEXT KAY NO STAR QUALITY MOTILAP SA SIKI SA HADIANONG PAMILYA SA BILIRAN BAYLO SA SALAPI ANG IYANG PRINSIPYO UG FUTURE

    A-NGKLA GUD PAG AYO SA TINUOD NGA DINASTIYA SA BILIRAN.. INSTIGATOR SA PANGUTANG NGA WAY WANTAS NGA PATI POD SIYA MOBAYAD PUHON. SIGE SUPORTA SA PAMILYANG ANG POLITICAL CAREERS AY NAGHIHINGALO NA SA BILIRAN

    T-IKOS TIKOS UG BLOG ARON INGNON NGA DAGHAN SILA PERO SA LIKOD ANING MGA ATAKE IYANG KAUGALINGON LANG ANG IYANG GINALOKO. LARAY LARAYON GAYUD ANG PAMATASA ANING BAYOTA.

  91. DPWEKAT

    YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO RESEARCH BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE THE DECENCY TO SUPPORT YOUR ALLEGATION THAT I AM THE CONGRESSMAN..

    IF YOU ACCUSE SOMEONE OF SOMETHING SPICE IT WITH EVIDENCE… GET IT???? ESTUPIDO!!!!!!

  92. Now, it is accepted by “malditopod” that Cong. Chong is winning in this election in May 2010. It is because of the “politics of performance” which is a potent and strong evidence that somebody is working hard for the benefits of the Biliranon. Kudos! Congressman Chong. Now, there are a lot of things to be done in Biliran. We are still on the preface of the book that we are reading, there are still more chapters that we should scan and read in order to really understand the contents of the book that we are reading. It is similarly replicates the progress and development of Biliran, we are still on the initial stages. If only one will work for the rest of the stages and the others do not I doubt if the gains we have now will be sustained. Let us make this clear. If only Cong. Chong is there as our Representative and our Governor is different and not Chong, it would be Salazar/ Espina/ and Ambe, what will happen in Biliran?
    There will be a very stiff competition in terms of governance and from thre birds eye view it will be good for Biliran. But looking deeper on the impact of having a governor who is a political enemy of the Congressman would mean a derail to the projects and programs that are already initiated that need to be sustained. For example, cases filed that have no bases just to harass, suspension of elective official by the Governor(Caibiran Case), which was against the law. And other executory powers that would block programs that would edge out his programs and his popularity. These are just some reasons that will happen so that our Congressman would not concentrate on his legislative activities. You just remember that there are already five (5) Republic Act made by Cong. Chong. Namely NSU, Maripipi National Circumferential Road, Biliran Science High School (Biliran), High School of Arts and Culture(Almeria), and ICT HIgh School In Eastern Visayas (Caibiran). These laws are to be enacted and implemented in the designated towns where they are identified. To implement these laws, it need executory powers by the Governor/ Mayor in order that these projects and programs would be realized. Now, if, the Governor/Mayor will block the implementation, then it will be a tupsy-turvy governance in Biliran. The projects of our Congressman would be derailed and its pity to the people.
    On the other hand, if the Governor is CC, then there is no problem of implementing the said laws mentioned above. It would be smoothsailing and a continuing development in Biliran.
    I think CC in private life is already a giver and benefactor, a character that would be good for a politician. If we say that ‘DYNASTY” is really bad. Then I will say that “it depends on these people”. Let us look at their attitude and character as well as their leadership skills. WE can see these qualities on the CHONGS not by grandstanding but in reality.

  93. Kini si DPIKAT/DARNA konsistent na pod kaayo mo blogs, pero ug kon malupig na sa katarungan, mousab napod ug alias Ingna ko bakakon. Kay ug sigi gani magblogs si madlangbayad, mawala si DPIKAT-LIBAT. mogamit dayon ug laing alias napod aron ingon nga daghan siya kaayo nga mosuporta sa candidacy ni Raffy para sa kadaugan sa mga corrupt Espimna dynasty. SA MAUWAT LANG DPIKAT-LIBAT. HALA SIGI INTIMIDATE US AGAIN, DIHA KAMAN MAGALING DARNA!

  94. kani si DPIKAT mao no si anti-dynasty…wala magblog nganhi gamit ang anti-dynasty nga name kay maulaw xa sa iya kaugalingon…

    PEACE!

  95. LIBAT-LIBAT:

    So far, I think I only read and reacted to your blogs once or twice, after that, i refused to read and read it coz it is not only nonsense but garbage too.

  96. Tara-tat 102:

    In fairness to anti-dansty, most of his posts may delicadiza while DPIKAT’s are very malicious, boorish and boaring. To tell you frankly, Id like to read hi sblogs.He refused to post again for obvious reason

  97. Tara-tat 102:

    In fairness to anti-dansty, most of his posts may delicadiza while DPIKAT’s are very malicious, boorish and boaring. To tell you frankly, Id like to read his blogs. He refused to post again for obvious reason

  98. Biliranon:

    Political dynasty per se is not negative. Among the leading presidential candidates for 2010 only Gibo Teodoro doesn’t belong to political dynasty. Noynoy parents were national leaders; Erap’s wife and son are senators while Villar’s wife is a congresswoman.

    The very justifiable reasons why I am against to the Espina dynasty because of corruption, abuse of power, drug lord, drug addict, gambler and immoral.

    Senator Joker Arroyo, who was reelected last May election, said he does not see anything wrong with political dynasties, noting that families tend to take care of an area in order to retain their power in their turfs.

    “I don’t particularly condemn it because it is practiced all over the world,” Arroyo, who is not related to the president and does not have any relative in public office, said.
    He cited the case of the late US president John F Kennedy, whose relatives held public office even while he was still in the White House.

    But columnist Ana Marie Pamintuan noted that “while it was quite normal for children to want to follow the footsteps of their parents or for constituents to want good politicians to remain in power, some families need to temper their greed for power”.

    For me, Pamintuan is right because here in Biliran, we have the Espina dynasty.

  99. KKB AKA DANG AKA INDAY AKA INTOY AKA TARA AKA

    GLENN CHONG::

    INYO NAMAN INTAWON KO KITABANGAN…huhuhu

    GET OOOON;;;;;

    ONE THING IS SURE, ONLY THE BEST WILL REMAIN

    STANDING COME MAY 2010…

    BEST WISHES….

  100. Dpikat 106,

    Ayaw intawon mi pag langkuba nga 6 ka bloggers nga imong gilista, kay magkalahi gayud mi. Gamita ang imong 3 ka tuig nga na eskwelahan man kaha sa AMA. Kung imong hilngon, kay duna ka may kapasidad niini, magkalahi ang among mga IP addresses.

    Kinsa ka ba pod intawon nga tabangan dinhi. Gitul-id lang namo ang imong mga gihiwi nga argumento. Ang argumento na lang, kay ang tawo mismo dili man gayud ashanan.

    Bitaw, only the best will remain standing karong 2010. Kahibawo na mi kung kinsa, sanglit ayaw na lang mi ug pahimatnguni. Meanwhile, pahinay-hinaya na lang ug pamutos nang mga Tagalog nimong mga halangdon. Hasta na lang pod ka.

  101. MY FELLOW BILIRANONS:

    IN A FEW DAYS, I WILL POST HERE OUR PROGRAM OF GOVERNMENT WHICH WE CALL OUR JOINT LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE AGENDA FOR THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN.

    I WANT YOU TO ASSESS THEM AND SEE IF THEY ARE POSSIBLE TO DO GIVEN THE COMBINED RESOURCES OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND GOVERNOR SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO CAST YOUR LOT WITH OUR GROUP.

    WHAT WE WILL OFFER YOU AND THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN ARE SPECIFIC MEASURABLE DELIVERABLES.

    SPECIFIC, BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GENERALIZED STATEMENTS ABOUT PUBLIC GOVERNANCE.

    MEASURABLE, BECAUSE THEY CAN BE GAUGED AND MEASURED EASILY BY THE PEOPLE.

    DELIVERABLE, BECAUSE IT IS A PROMISE ON THE PART OF OUR GROUP TO DELIVER TO THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN. AND YOU CAN GRADE US ACCORDING TO THE DELIVERIES WE SHALL MAKE.

    I OFFER THESE TO YOU BECAUSE I AM ALWAYS READY TO BE JUDGED BY THE PEOPLE I HAVE SWORN TO SERVE.

    I WAS BORN WITH A SILVER SPOON IN MY MOUTH. I WOULD HAVE NO DIRE NEED FOR MONEY OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL THINGS IN LIFE BECAUSE I ALREADY HAVE THEM. I AM NOT WANTING IN INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY BECAUSE I POSSESS WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN AND SUCCEED.

    I REACHED THE FOURTH HIGHEST ELECTED POST IN THE REPUBLIC AT THE AGE OF 32 WITHOUT THE AID OF A HEREDITARY POLITICAL POWER OR FAMILY.

    IN SHORT, I HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED MUCH AT A YOUNG AGE. I HAVE CARVED A NAME BY MYSELF (BUT OF COURSE WITH AID OF THOSE WHO ARDENTLY SUPPORTED AND BELIEVED IN ME AND FOR WHICH I AM ETERNALLY INDEBTED). I WOULD NOT WANT TO SQUANDER THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENSHRINED MY NAME, REPUTATION AND CREDIBILITY BY BETRAYING THE PEOPLE I HAVE SWORN TO SERVE.

    MAN IS DESTINED TO CROSS-OVER AND DIE. BUT LONG AFTER HE IS GONE, LONG AFTER HIS FLESH IS ROTTEN… A GOOD NAME AND REPUTATION CARVED IN HISTORY OUTLIVES MORTAL MEN FAR INTO THE FUTURE.

    I PREFER THIS WAY…

  102. TO CONG; GLENN CHONG

    Cong, wa gyud nasayang ako boto sa imo atong ninglabay nga eleksiyon, natagamtaman gyud sa biliranon ang imong sinsirong pg serbisyo, ug salamat sa pgtuman nimo sa imong mga gisaad.Bisan dia ko dri sa layung dapit mouli ko karon Mayo pohon sa biliran aron ihatag na pod nako akong kompyansa nimo. Ning tan aw ko sa video nga ningsulti ka didto sa Naval Gym, nalipay ko kaayu sa pgkabati sa imo mga umaabot pang mga programa sa mga Biliranon. Salamat sa imong tinuuray nga serbisyo. karon ra ko ning apil dinhe ug comments nga sa human ko ngtan aw sa imo sa video, salamat kay Jalmz sa pg post ana nga video. Nalipay ko nga mgka may ada na ambulansiya pohon ang every 10 barangays. unya kung naa pa gyud igong pondo hatagan ug 500 pesos ang pasyente aron dili na mgbangga bangga ug asa mamiling ipalit ug dextrose, labina tawon sa mga pobre. last 2008 nahospital ako anak, gidala sa emergency room, ako pay ngpalit sa dextrose,mga dagum,gloves, ug my injectables pa nga ako gipalit, ky pg abot namo sa hospital resitahan man dayun, sharo nalang pod bisan dagum, gloves ang pasyente pa gyud papaliton, unya kung way kwarta ang pasyente nga ipalti ug dextrose, dagum,ay syringe pa diay to, mamatay nalang ang pasyente. kalooy tawon ning pobre, mamatay nalang gyud sa kapobre. hangutd pa na karon nga ang pasyente pay mopalit sa mga dextrose,dagum,syringe,gloves, sharo nalang man sab bisan gloves,dagum wa gyud nay stock ang hospital..hahaayyyyyy

  103. REP GLENN CHONG:

    VERY GOOD ENGLISH…

    PALAKPAKAN…

    EVERYBODY IS FREE TO DREAM..

    DREAM BIG…

    JUDGEMENT DAY WILL COME..

    GOODLUCK..

  104. TONI:
    hehehe wala ko mag mention ug ‘winning’ na jud Glen this election… tingali unya ug pasumanginlan na pod sa mga tungaw denhi sa lain dynastic family nga giluto na ni GC iya pagdaog. well, most probably kung walay bahid kwarta ang agdon sa kabag.an sa mga botante, modaog man jud si Glen. pero mao lagi na ang ginaingon ‘politics have lots of dirty tricks’! mao bitaw nga subo kaayo sa mga mabasa nato sa tidbits of statements ni GC denhi kay mura man ug padung siya sa duwa sama sa ‘dirty tricks’ sa mga espina. naka mention siya sa lain blog denhi nga ‘play like the enemy’ pod daw ang iya option. wow, hehehe sa chinese art of a warrior man gud na nga mga idea… obvious ba?
    bahin sa imo diskosyon nga early pages pa ta sa book… hahaha wow wide reader na man ta ani oist! very ideal kaau na imo gipadayag but in the real sense, dili ingon ana kadako ang influence sa local executives in terms of the congressman’s development disposition. well dili na lang ta maghisgot ug daghan, ang ato na lang aninawon is that: GLEN DID GREATLY MADE IT IN A JUST 3 YEAR TIME WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE PROV’L GOVT. AND TOTAL SUPPORT FROM ALL OF THE MAYORS. so unsa pa man kinahanglan iprobar? DEFINITELY kung padayon ang iyang maayong performance mahimo ni niya the more in his 2nd & 3rd term kay magtikalapad ang iyang partido ug approval sa mga tawo without using similar tricks and approaches sa iya nemesis! havent we noticed? kung gusto kita mohakgom ug daghan butang diha sa atong mga kamot, magtikadako-magtikadaghan usab ang mangakarag ug mangahulog kay dili nato maakos? simply that is…’PLAYING AS GOD’ kung ingon na ta niana ug kinaiya.
    basta para nako ang maayo Glen must still be the congressman but for governor, A BIG NO to the espina… and in whatever positions. the remaining choices are salazar, chan &…. wla na lay idugang pa oist!… aw at the end if our conscience dictate us then have Daddy Chong.

  105. From Toni to Malditopod:

    You are indirectly saying that GC is on top of the others. And you are telling it softly at the end that CC, the Daddy, is possibly our Governor. So, we are now on the common ground, a piece of agreement that we can work on for Biliran. Remember we are talking of winnability here. In my analysis among Salazar, Chan and Chong the most likely to win is the Chong for Governor. Why? that is because of his son, the Congressman, who is a performer. If we cast our ballot to Salazar or to Chan, it is possibly that Gerry Boy will be the Governor, which we do not like to happen. Another point is we want leadership with accountability. It means the next Governor should go after graftors and corruptors in the capitol. They should be prosecuted because millions of pesos had been wasted instead spending them for pro-poor programs and projects for Biliranon. WE do not want that after May 2010, we will forget those shenanigans. Who is the right person to go after the ESPINAS? It is the the Cong Chong and DADDY CHONG only. While the others are very lenient because of their relationships and association. I am very against DYSNASTY personally but we have to take aside this time because we would like to pose a deterrent for those who will seek public office to go in graft and corruption. I can see it in the tandem of GC and CC that will go after the ESPINAS in terms of public accountability

  106. si charlie chong imong kasaligan nga maging accountable remund?
    nagsayop ka!!kay kung imong lang subayon ang abilidad anang tawahana sa unang mga panahon,mas grabe ka way balatian o moral acendancy kay ngano?

    naging masiao king ma na sa mga 80’s…
    limbongan na ug timbang sa kopras…
    ug naadunahan ra na pinaagi ug panunog sa ilang tindahan,diha na sila nakakolimbat ug dako-dakong kantidad sa fire insurance…

    just imagine? kini tawhana dili angayan pamaresan,grabe pa ni nga may pagka demonyo!!!

  107. To Biliranon,

    Very well said Biliranon. And you are probably right, it was for convenience’s sake.

    To Aquarius Post 69,

    I admire you for your loyalty. If there is one quality that should be commended it is loyalty. However, loyalty I firmly believe should be given towards the people instead of a certain individual. However, Aquarius this does not diminish my respect for you.

    But what is interesting is, when you said that principles are mere rhetorics. Principles and character are what makes a man. A man without principles is like a person without a spine. I think I’d rather go for a man with principles and a vision rather than one without one.

    Adn if I may add, it becomes even more important that one should run on principles against the Espina’s because through that we would be able to insitutionalize social transformation and finally unite the people.

    TO Cong Glen:

    Im rather disappointed when you said that you will post your platform here later. Do you mean to say that you ran before in 2007, without any vision and it is only now that you are able to come up with a program of government for the people. You have been telling us that all your projects are based on a supposed program on education and health and etc. So now you will still draft it.

    In addition, you belittle someone’s platform because it is general in nature while yours will be specific. Well, my good congressman, at least Salazar has the vision and an agenda that ultimately will transform our people and unite our people into pursuing a common agenda.

    Another thing sir, who runs the show here, is it you or your father candidate governor. So it is the agenda of your family that you would like to present to the people.

    To all:

    No amount of reason can justify a dynasty. Singapore may be a developed country but it doesn’t mean that it can apply to our country.

    Citing Singapore as an example to justify dynasty that resulted in development is even quite inaccurate. Singapore may be ruled by one family and made it good but this is not simply a dynasty. Singapore leadership is dynasty and a dictatorship and this is what the good congressman would like us to experience a DYNASTY AND A DICTATORSHIP.

    Does this mean that we should eliminate and change a previous dynasty with another dynasty and a dictatorial regime. I beg the question my friends.

    Is this what you would like to impose on the people your will and not the people’s will?
    Daghang Salamat.

  108. To LIBALIBA:

    Speaking of public accountability means that you are a public official that your obligation is to protect and safeguard public funds and properties against malicious disposition and use. It is to protect once and for all the interest of the general public for whom a public official is bound to serve. Your accusations to CC were in the bounds of his private life in which it did not involve public funds on his disposition and he was not answerable to the general public during that time. That is because he was acting in his private capacity in those transactions. Of course he was within and bounded by the moral ascendancy and he was answerable in this aspect. Those are the pains of the past and should be left behind and move towards the future, in which a great transition from privacy to public life will be a great deal. You know any person has the capacity to grow and to change from his naivity to a great awareness for public interest. CC is heading to that direction and self transformation is evident. He is now in this bandwagon effect to be like that even how strong we oppose but he is destined to get that seat. We are craving more for a real public service and fortunately we have seen this from this family of Chong started by the son, the Congressman. The public will give them the chance for a lifetime to prove their worth. At the end of the day, it is not only you and me that will decide but the majority of the Biliranons that give due power and authority in a democratic election.

  109. Daghang salamat na ang ending ni Madlangbayad, dili na god bless you kay mao na ang style ni SCOTS aka darna before 3 years ago. basin mangurog siya inig type niya sa god bless you. he he he he! ! ! !

    REJECT SA 3RD DISTRICT
    NIA KARON SA BILIRAN NAGPA ELECT
    BILIRANON MOSAMOT GYUD KA YAGIT

  110. Madlangbayan 116

    Thank you for your reaction. My loyalty is to the Biliranons not to any individual or group of individuals. Let me quote you what I posted in my previous post

    “Rhetorics on idealism and principles? That can only work if you are facing a principled opponent. I don’t consider the members of the Espina Dynasty to be under that category”.

    Whilst the discussion on the issue of anti-dynasty is rather directed to Rep Glenn Chong, not much is said about the candidacy of all members of the Espina Dynasty. If we start discussing about the evils of political dynasty, we need to dissect the effects of the 15 years rule of Espina Dynasty on Biliran. Not simply take it as a given. We need to highlight in clear and unequivocal terms the negative political, economic and social effects of existing political dynasties using the Biliran experience.

    As such, I will encourage all Bloggers to pinpoint clear examples of why a political dynasty is detrimental to the interests of Biliran and Biliranons using the Espina Dynasty as the actual example. Then we can make the Biliranons understand why political dynasties should not be tolerated in Biliran. Until then, debates on political dynasties are simply a theoretical and idealistic exercise.

    Fighting the Espina Dynasty with rhetoric on idealism and principles is like fighting a war with an enemy who does not respect the “Geneva Convention”, so to speak.

    Principles? Talk to the members of the Espina Dynasty who are hell bent in re-taking full control of Biliran. You cannot allow strict adherence to what you call”principles” to be used as a vehicle for the full return of the Espina Dynasty to Biliran.

    Let us talk about idealism and principles when Biliranons have succeed to dismantle the stronghold of the Espina Dynasty on Biliran. Let us discuss idealistic approaches to political reforms when Biliranons have succeeded in creating a level playing field that will give good and qualified candidates the audacity to come out and present themselves to the Biliranons.

    If there is someone who should be commended for loyalty, it is you Madlangbayan. Your loyalty to Mr. Raffy Salazar is commendable. I have criticized Rep Glen Chong on numerous occasions on this site and at biliranevent.com; and I categorically state that, my loyalty is to the Biliranons. At this stage in Biliran’s history, I believe that Rep Glenn Chong and his team are the right people to lead Biliran to progress. Fifteen years of the Espina Dynasty is enough.

    If you are serious about your advocacy against political dynasties I suggest that you start directing your discussions on the existing political dynasty. I am prepared to give the Chong’s the benefit of the doubt if only to save Biliran from the return of the Espina Dynasty.

    By the way, it will be a good idea if Mr. Raffy Salazar starts responding to issues being discussed here. At this stage, it is clearly showing as Rep Glenn Chong vs the Espinas and Salazar, No innuendo intended.

  111. The people have spoken in 2007 when they elected Cong Chong as representative.

    In 2010 Cong Chong may also win. Today, I hate to say this our good congressman, but you missed your chance to be truly immortalized when you fielded your father as governor.

    Tomorrow, history shall judge whether it will be kind or harsh to you.

    Daghang Salamat.

  112. Aquarius:

    Madlangbayad is a blogger who is Incorrigible because she claims as a UP grad and her english is intimidating. Then she said “No amount of reason can justify a dynasty”. masmagaling pa siya kay sa Sen. Joker Arroyo. Anyway, senator Joker arroyo is not UP grad and his englisn is not intimidating.

  113. GC and his dad are the best choice for 2010 election.

    NO for Proven Dynasty..

    No for candidates who lost in other district and will run in our province.

  114. Aquarius 119,

    though I may not agree with you on certain points I do agree that the Espina’s are a dynasty. However, the focus shifted to GC as I have said because he committed the same mistake that of fielding his own father. Therefore, if i followed your train of thought you are refrain from talking about principles because simply put the Chongs apparently cannot stand on priniciples on this issue.

    And my friend, why fighta an enemy with the same tactics. When you do that you become one of them. You stooped down to thier level.

    Further, I do not agree with you that we should talk of prinicples when we have secured the victory. My friend, a victory secured with prinicples would be the catlyst for change and social transformation. Any victory without principles, is just plain victory and you would have manged to divide the province again. I choose the path of moral victory and unity in the face of adversity. In this way, the people and Biliran would not severely be divided as a people and its dignity and identity shall remain intact.

    In addition Aquarius, I think you ought to take a look at the issues in Biliran. What really are the pressing issues of Biliranon. i think if you do know you will be surprised, because Biliranons have awakened and that means they not only look at the issues but are prinicipled voters as well. So, I firmly believe that this campaign is not merely about issues but one must run a prinicpled campaign.

    To Intoy,

    Im sorry if you are intimidated by my English and Im not a girl. By the way, I used to be part of the campaign of Joker Arroyo and we campaigned on prinicples. No money no machinery, plain sincerity and commitment for change. I am not better that Joker but at least Im trying to inject prinicples into a political contest that is so dirty not one of us will be left untarnished after this elections.

  115. Madlangbayad:

    So you really claimed that your english is intimidating as you said before to Saba diha?

    Pa UP-UP ka pa pero baliktad man gani ang uban nimong english, I can prove it!

    What I dont really like are those bloggers who are HAMBOG?

    REJECT SA 3RD DISTRICT
    NIA NA SA BILIRAN NAGPAELECT
    BILRANON MUSAMOT GYUD KA YAGIT
    KAY ENGLISH NI MADLANGBAYAN NAKA INTIMIDATE

  116. In fairness to Madlangbayan, I noticed that his command of English is getting better while he is undertaking in an argument with Aquarius. Maybe he got an editor. Nakakahiya na man kasi, dahil Aquarius’ commnad of engliSH and art of writing is exemplarily.

  117. Watcher:

    Before you criticize our political system here in the Philippines, you better check first your country because the world economic problem started first in your country, US. I know who you are.

    Before I forget, where is your proof that the priests in Naval were indorsing candidates?

  118. aquarius,

    unta tabangan nimo ang biliran this coming elections by going out and spread your advocacies in the whole province with regards to exercising their suffrage. going out as in mangompanya. i further suggest that u use our local dialects, waray ug cebuano para modulot gyud, f u hav the chance.

    I just hope that you could effectively convey ur thoughts in another avenue the way u perfectly deliver it here (blog medium).

    i’ve been following your blogs since the tragic death of dp and i find u very sensible. when glenn pronounced that his father is running for the gubernatorial race, i was dismayed. however, reading your blogs in biliran event site opened up my mind. uyon kaayo kos imo.

    para nako, u don’t need to convince or argue the kind of people like “mad lang ba yan?” i think there are a lot of people like me who are not like tartanilya that need to hear u.

    god willing i’ll be in the province in may (hope to know u then).
    unfortunately, dili ko ka boto para local positions kay absentee voter man ko, ambot puwede ba kaha ko ka boto para s national posts. but definitely i could influence my family NOT to vote for the espinas. nothing personal but i think they’re having enough from biliran and biliran has enough of them.

    biliran! botar mo bisan kinsa! AYAW LANG SALAZAR UG ESPINA!

    botar mo kang chong. kay kung masayop sa chan, okay lang. or vice versa.

    Godspeed biliran!

  119. Reaction to Aquarius

    As I have said in my earlier post, the political realities of Biliran have long been known. Do not tell it to us like it’s new information. Glenn Chong knew about this when he ran in 2007, right?

    To belabor the point, let me ask the question: why were the Espinas able to set up a dynasty in Biliran (or any political dynasty in the country for that matter)? Because majority of the Filipino people are poor. And because they are poor, they don’t have access to education, employment, livelihood, health and basic services, nutrition, etc. And their children and their children’s children are most probably going to suffer the same fate.

    The political system of the Philippines feeds on this situation. The politics of patronage apparent in the country today is a result of this. The machinery of the Espinas also operate along these lines. It is understandable therefore that some here would even go to the extent of actually defending the Espinas down to their last breath against better judgment. Their families may be beneficiaries of the largesse of the dynasty.

    The question now, Aquarius, is what has Glenn Chong done to change this? True, he has to show some tangible results. And he has to make his presence known. But, these were short-term. Medium-term was the election three years after. Without changing the equation, there is really little chance of winning against the Espinas or of preventing their comeback.

    I am not saying here that we should vote for the Espinas. Certainly not. I am simply saying that to vote the Espinas out or “to keep their influence in Biliran to a manageable level” as you say, we do not need to create another dynasty like them. After all, Biliranons have proven that they can vote out a Gerry Espina Sr political machinery and all. In other words, Glenn Chong had the chance to plant the seeds, so to speak but did not.

    With Glenn Chong’s fielding of his father for governor, his inaction and his actuations here in the blog (for one, born with a silver spoon?! What the f&8k?! Kahilas intawon!), I am more than ever convinced that his talk of changing politics and good governance in Biliran were all a sham and for show. Until I am convinced otherwise, I am ready to consider his candidacy as just one of the usual.

  120. daghan na kaayo ug diskosyon denhi bahin lagi dynasty! the sad thing is, bisan unsaon nato esplikar ug kaanindot sa mga rason denhi kay aron lang ma justify ngano jud si daddy chong ang gipadagan ni GC, mao ra jud ni ako punto:
    sa una nga grabe isyu dynasty mga espina in 2007 wala jud manggawas kining mga ‘maayong’ rason daw ngano dili totally or dautan per se ang dynasty! pero karon ok ra diay! hahahaha pastilan c’mon make up our minds men!
    denhi na lang ko kutob pag post basta ibalik lang nato ang pagsugod niining thread:
    – hain na ang mga moral guidance sa atong vocal nga mga kaparian
    – sa pilipinas, walay maayo nga dynastiya bisan pag unsaon nato ug depender sa sitwasyon nila Chongs karon
    – sa ISSUE dapat dili kita mobasi sa mga players kun dili ang balido ug unod sa maong ISSUE! ang pangutana: PWEDE DIAY MATUIS ANG USA KA BALIDONG ISSUE TUNGOD LANG SA MGA HINGTUNDAN O PLAYERS NIINI?
    after all, these things will be eventually justified after May elections.
    this will be my ending note here for us all to undergo in-depth soliloquy.

  121. To Congressman Chong:

    Post now your platfoms of government so that we can read them. That includes your vision of what will happen to Biliran within the next six years upon your graduation in 3 terms. It is important to know your plans as a Biliranon in our smalll capacity so that we can help you in realizing your master plan. I suggest that you will create a landmark for Biliran like an eco-tourism park. A place of relaxation with complete amenities.

  122. Well the issue here, political dynasty you me and the rest knows what is wrong with it, even if people like Aquarius and the likes try to justify it. It will still stinks. There’s always a gray area that they can not cover and that area is so huge, and its hard to fathom.It is very easy for Rep. Chong to say that he is just leveling the playing field in getting his Dad to run for governor. Yes that might be the case. Again I will emphasize the gray area there is so huge.Why? We don’t know exactly what is going to happen if Charlie get elected. Who know’s what’s on there agenda. Who know’s what’s behind the curtain. Who knows what they are thinking. Are we going to vote for the father and son tandem. And leave a big question mark? what’s in store for us. Given what we have gone through the Espina dynasty. I am sure biliranon electorate are well educated enough. To say never again.Rep. Chong did a good job in his 1st term. I am giving him the credit where credit is due.As you can see he turn into a [TRAPO] right away in his very 1st term.We all know he ran under { LP] but what did he do after? What I am trying here to came accross is these.Given the situation that the {LP] standard bearer Noynoy is leading the survey get elected. What’s he gonna do again jump back to the [LP] bandwagon. We know there’s no permanent enemy in politics, but this goes to show if we vote father and son we don’t know exactly , what they’re going to do today tommorow and the day after.kung wala tay kasiguru-an , ayaw tag sugal ang aton kaugmaon.

  123. As defined by our constitution, dynasty is committed in two ways. It may be simultaneous or successive. The more prevalent practice is successive dynasty wherein the elected post is passed among family members in succession after the end of the term limit. Such practice deprives all others aspiring for the post from getting the office as the incumbent has always the decided.

    Raffy Salazar’s supporters always insist that dynasty is negative because “no amount of words can justify political dynasty’ I know their purpose is to minimize the votes of Chong’s in this way, the Espinas will win again. If dynasty is really negative for you, why is it that Raffy Salazar support the candidacy of Nonoy Aquino and Mar Roxas. Are they not belong to the POLITICAL DYNASTY?

  124. What happened to teh other 2 candidates for governor. Not one of them was even mentioned is all these discussions, jsut because theya re not as rich as Chong and Espina..That’s just show what kind of voters are you, maybe so these bloggers are only from Naval, who have the access to computers..That’s jsut shows the kind of voters you are, who only think of moneyed cnadidates not cinsidering the actual and real qualifications of the candidates who can better serve Biliran even without the money. It doesns’t take only money to be a good leader but abilit, sincerity and concern for the welfare of everyone not for the good of the few.. If I could vote there I would choose a candidates not because of his money or power but the qualifications which is one of them would be educations and loyalty to the people. I can’t believe reading those comments that everything boils down to money as a qualification for a candidate. This sounds like a dirty politics..I wish I could vote because I would surely choose one of the other 2 candidates who are not even mentioned..

  125. madlangbayan
    Biliranon

    I’m glad that we agree to a certain point that indeed the Espina Family is a dynasty. That political dynasty is not good for Biliran. In as much as this issue has been discussed in general terms I would like to quote again what I have previously posted and see where we can move forward:

    “Whilst the discussion on the issue of anti-dynasty is rather directed to Rep Glenn Chong, not much is said about the candidacy of all members of the Espina Dynasty. If we start discussing about the evils of political dynasty, we need to dissect the effects of the 15 years rule of Espina Dynasty on Biliran. Not simply take it as a given. We need to highlight in clear and unequivocal terms the negative political, economic and social effects of existing political dynasties using the Biliran experience.”

    “As such, I will encourage all Bloggers to pinpoint clear examples of why a political dynasty is detrimental to the interests of Biliran and Biliranons using the Espina Dynasty as the actual example. Then we can make the Biliranons understand why political dynasties should not be tolerated in Biliran. Until then, debates on political dynasties are simply a theoretical and idealistic exercise.”

    “If you are serious about your advocacy against political dynasties I suggest that you start directing your discussions on the existing political dynasty. I am prepared to give the Chong’s the benefit of the doubt if only to save Biliran from the return of the Espina Dynasty.”

    “The battle to restore political balance has taken only the first step. Dismantling the Espina Dynasty is vital and this coming May 2010 elections is the second step we have to take.”

    “I have proposed that Rep Glenn Chong put into writing his commitment that no more than one Chong will run in 2013 if the Biliranons entrust their votes to them in 2010. It is up to him to act on that.”

    (New comments)

    If Biliranons wants to dismantle the evils of a political dynasty, then it must dismantle the strong influence of the Espina family, which is an existing political dynasty that has ruled Biliran for 15 years now.

    If Biliranons wants to prevent the establishment of another political dynasty in Biliran, then join me in my request for Rep Glenn Chong to put into writing his commitment that no more than one member of his family will run in 2013 if Biliranons will bestow their trust to his party this coming May 2010.

    This way Biliranons will be in a win win situation, as it is fielding a strong team to prevent the return of all members of the Espina Dynasty; and likewise prevent the establishment of another. This will restore political balance in Biliran conducive to encouraging more candidates to come out and run in 2013 and beyond.

    With all due respect to Mr. Raffy Salazar, I don’t believe that at this stage, he can offer a good fight against the Espina Dynasty. Inspite of madlangbayan’s categorical statement that Mr Salazar has the money and the machinery to run his campaign, he is perceived to be the weakest among the three as I have mentioned in my previous post.

    By the way madlang bayan, I am aware of the growing political re-awakening of the intelligent community in Biliran. However, that will not be enough to win these coming elections. The 2007 and previous election results had clearly shown how Biliranons, at large, voted when it came to crunch time. As I said I am a realist and I post what I have observed in previous elections.

  126. Intoy 132:

    Morag mga 2 days na nga wala mo post si Madlangbayan ug Biliranon. Mukhang natolala sila sa tanong mo. Nahirapan sila kon paano nila ma ejustify ngayon ang kanilang anti-dynasty campaign.
    Obvious na obvious man jud na sina Noynoy and Mar are enjoying a dynastic popularity.

  127. Jun dili Rosario,

    Why answer something which is not even logical in the first place.

    To Aquarius:

    Your call to put into writing a so-called covenat is not even tenable. How can you trust someone who swore to uphold the principles of his party and in a spur of a moment decides to get rid of his party for convenience’s sake.

    Second, my friend, I agree that the first step in the battle to restore the political balance took place in 2007 but it stopped there. In a sense, there could be no second step because the person has backtracked on his principles and now we find ourselves back to square one.

    Lastly my friend, I think you were also part of the intellectual reawakening in 2007. But to say that this is not enough may be hypothetical rather than realistic or real politic.

    In politics, any political awakening or any agitation (a term use in political analyses) for that matter almost always comes from the middle class. Therefore, this is where the intellectual votes come from and this class (the C class) serves as the catalyst that catapults any burgeoning idea or movement into a climax. In short, in 2007, GC was able to excite the middle class and thus it mothballed into one giant movement that was able to defeat E Sr. In most elections it is the middle class that provides the swing vote. If you dissect the voting population of Biliran you will find that out. The intellectual vote on the other hand, provided the impetus for this.

    Thus, my friend, the so-called intellectual vote shall continue to be relevant in this election much as it has been relevant for GC in 2007 coupled with the Church moral crusade for good governance and ethical leadership.

    To Intoy,

    Thank you for your comment and if my English is defective due then it only proves to you that no one is editing my blogs. And yes, sometimes some of my sentences in my blogs inadvertently come out like wrong grammar for the simple reason that my hands are overcome by my thoughts.

    Daghang Salamat.

  128. Madlangbayan:

    The only reason why you can’t react with my query is not because of its logical consequence but it’s because of your incoherent thoughts. You find hard to justify it. You’re advocating anti-dynasty political environment here in Biliran but in the first place you’re supporting the presidential candidacy of Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas who are enjoying political dynastic popularity. Is it not logical? or your ideas are illogical?

  129. Madlangbayan 136:

    WHAT DO MEAN BY SOMETHING WHICH IS NOT EVEN LOGICAL? MAYBE YOUR LOGIC SUBJECT IN U.P. IS DIFFERENT FROM MY SCHOOL?.

    I THINK YOU NEED SOME REMINDERS ON HOW LOGICAL IDEA WORKS. THIS IS ONLY A SAMPLE LOGICAL STATEMENTS.

    MADLANGBAYAN ADVOCACY IS ANTI-DYNASTY
    BUT HE SUPPORTS THE CANDIDACY OF NOYNOY AND MAR WHO BELONG TO POLITICAL DYNASTY
    THEREFORE, MADLANGBAYAN IS PRO AND ANTI-DYNASTY

  130. Intoy and Jun dili Roswario,
    You make me laugh. You are trying to divert the issue from your candidate and would like to accuse Salazar of something which does not even concern him.

    But let me point out that there is only one Aquino running while there are two chongs and several Espinas. Aquino is not succeeding his mom becvuase his mother got el;ected in 1986 while today is 2010 so there is no succession therefore no dynasty.

    On the other hand, Mar Roxas is the only one running so there is no dynasty.

    Maybe what you are trying to say is both the Aquinos and the Roxas are prominent political names. While the Chongs are a dynasty in the making and are trying to be a prominenet name in politics. On the other hand, the Espinas are a dynasty and so they were able to establish their prominency in the political arena. Is that what your candidates are trying to copy? A dynasty and thus become a prominent political name?

    Daghang Salamat mga sir.

  131. Malangbayan:

    Dynasty according to one legal luminary, former Comelec Chairman Christian Monsod, who was one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution, is committed in two ways. It may be simultaneous or successive. You make me laugh too! LOL…..

  132. Madlangbayan:

    AFTER THE TERM OF FORMER PRESIDENT LATE CORYAQUINO, NOYNOY BECAME A CONGRESSMAN FOR 9 YEARS, 3 YEARS AS SENATOR AND NOW FOR PRESIDENT. SO, IT IS “SUCCESSIVE” GET IT? USE YOUR LOGIC IF YOU HAVE IT!

  133. madlangbayan,

    katawa pod ko apil.

    di ba si mar roxas nag-ambition pod to nga ma-presidente

    og iyang gi-give-up iyang self-ego/self-importance for the sake

    aron daku og chance ilang political party nga moda-og?

    ngano wala man mo-sakripisyo si raffy nga bisag vice gov

    lang unta iyang daganan og makig-unite sa mga chong aron

    daku daku og chance mapilde ang tested and proven

    no-effect-for-the-people Espina dynasty governance?

    tan-awa og ma-ayo tung mga luxurious vehicles sa mga

    marcos/romualdez nga mibisita sa biliran political

    same-feather dynasty….sikat kaayo sila….maorag mga

    ampatuan nga convoy ang mga lami nga sakyanan..

    lupig pa ang bilyonaryong warren buffet og mga us senators/

    congressmen/governors even the president nga wala

    mogamit og exotic hummer car…..

    oi, wala ko mag-selos…ok ra ko sa akong tartanilya.

    ha ha ha ha…

    ps people: vote for raffy and that’s the vote for the espina….

    raffy’s jatropha wala pay na-ani gipanghambog na….

  134. Jun dili Rosario,

    I don’t think you understand what dynasty is. Aquino may have been congressman senator in successive years but that is not dynasty. I think you better read carefully so you can comprehend what dynasty is.

    Anti-dytnastiya:

    Why will Salazar be a vice-governor to your candidate when he does not conform to dynasty. That is the truth. Salazar cannot permit himself to be used by politicians in order to further their personal interest rather than the interest of the people.

    Hhaha katawa pod ko nimo bay, kinsa nag-ingon nga a vote for Raffy is a vote for ESpina. Ang tinuod , A vote for Charlie is a vote for Espina kay di man makadaog imo candidato kontra sa ilaha. Anugun lang botos. But a vote for Salazar is a vote for the people and your vote will not be wasted because Salazar is winnable than your candidate. Ug ngano man malig-on diay ang dynastiya chong? Si Glenn lang lig-on tingali, pero iya amahan basin dili bay.

    Kinsa may naghambog? Ang jatropha nakatanom naman. Ang kalsada naa pa lang sa GAA wa pa gani kahimo gihambog na gani gihapon ninyo. Kinsa man na mas hambog diay.

    Daghang salamat mga sir.

  135. Rejoinder:

    Intoy,

    How can you justify joining an administration party that is so racked by scandals and corruption, ZTE and the like.

  136. Madlangbayan:

    Can you explain to us what to us what it means by Dynasty is committed in two ways. It may be simultaneous or successive? I’m more after of successive? use your logic buddy!

  137. Madlangbayan:

    Can you explain to us what it means by Dynasty is committed in two ways. It may be simultaneous or successive? I’m more after of successive? use your logic buddy!

  138. Madlangbayan:

    Here Biliran, you dont want dynasty because as you said ” no amount of words can justify dynsaty” but in national level, you dont want the administration candidates because of corruptuion?

    The issue here is dynasty and not corruption!

  139. KUSOG DIAY KAAYO SI RAFFY SA BILIRAN NO? HE HE HE!
    MAO NANG GIINGON NGA SA ANG MOTOO LANG! DILI MAN GANI KATOHO-AN NGA GIKAN KA SA U.P MADLANGBAYAN? OBVIOUS BA?

    KARON MOINGON KA NGA DILI KA SA ADMINSTRATION CANDIDATE KAY CORRUPT. BAKIT NA INVOLVE BA SI GIBO SA CORRUPTION?

    YOU BETTER MAKE UP YOUR MIND MADLANGBAYAN BECAUSE YOUR BLOG’S PEROSANLITY IS LACKING COMMON VALUES IN PRINCIPLE.

    VOTES FOR RAFFY, VICTORY FOR ESPINAS.

  140. Ang dynastiya mamahimo kung SOBRA NA SA USA sulod sa direktang membro sa usa ka pamilya nga mohupot ug posisyon sa politika.

    1. Dynasty by succession:
    kung ang usa ka politiko moundang o mahuman ang iya termino ipasunod gidayon ang laing membro sa pamilya pagpadagan o paghupot sa mao gihapon nga posisyon mentras naa pa niya ang mikanismo sa politika (dynasty of handing over the same position to someone within the immediate family members occurring right after the time or term of office of the former. kung milaktaw na ug lain nga termino ug ayha pa modagan ang lain nga membro sa pamilya, dili na kini langkob niining maong dynastiya)

    2. Dynasty in simultaneous:
    kung ang usa o sobra pa nga naglingkod na nga politiko nga sa panahon moabot na usab ang eleksyon, iyang paapilon/pakuyogon pagpadagan ang iyang lain o sobra pa nga mga membro sa iya mismo pamilya sa lainlain nga posisyon diin usa lamang sila ka partido o bisan dili pareho partido apan dili sila direktang mag-engkwentro(usa ka taktika sa politka). (dynasty of having the different positions among and within the immediate family members occurring at same time or term of offices)

    kini maoy nakamaot sa politika nga dynastiya kay sumala pa ni Monsod nag deprive kini sa may maayo pa unta ug abilidad nga laing-dili kapamilya mosulod pagkapolitiko ug magdudumala. Ang pinakamaot niini mao ang dakong posibilidad sa walay check and balance, walay transparency ug mamahimong partisan/family/friends politics.

    Sa maong duha ka definition, sila si Aquino ug Roxas wala mahisakop bisan hain niining duha ka gitawag nga klase sa dynastiya kay dili sila successive ug simultaneous in time or term of office.

    Ang mga politiko mamahimong mosulod o mosugod na sa issue sa dynastiya sa panahon nga opisyal na sila modagan alang sa usa ka eleksyon hangtod sila mangatungdanan na sa ilang mga posisyon.

    Tungod niini:
    Ang mga Espina: GUILTY sa duha ka klase nga dynastiya
    Ang mga Chong: GUILTY sa ikaduha nga definition (pa lamang-may coming soon ba? wag na pls!) nga klase sa dynastiya

    Sa akong gituohan: Ang lintunganay sa dynastiya sumala sa akong panabot niining maong mga definitions, DILI PWEDE MAUSAB ANG ISSUE TUNGOD LAMANG SA MGA HINGTUNGDAN NGA MGA PERSONALIDAD NGA NAGLANGKUB NIINI.

    Kung GITUOHANG DILI MAAYO ang dynastiya sa sitwasyon kang “Pedro”, susamang DILI USAB KINI MAAYO sa sitwasyon ni “Juan”.

    The ISSUE of dynasty is the ISSUE itself and it is NOT TO BE ADJUSTED fitting as to the PLAYERS of this ISSUE!

  141. Mano Intoy,

    Just refer to Malditopod’s blog. If you still cannot understand what dynasty is then probably you are blind.
    Gibo is with the administration party. Gibo is by far one of the most qualified candidates for the presidency. However, he suffers from the backlash of the scandals that the administration has been accused of. This is probably the reason why he suffers in most surveys. Being the administration candidate, by association he is perceived to be a defender of this administration’s policies and failures.
    So you see Intoy, Gibo may not be corrupt but as the administration candidate he is part of a perceived corrupt governance.

    To Jun dili Rosario,

    We prefer to discuss the real issues. If your politics is the politics of destruction we refuse to go down to your level. Your politics of destroying people is the only politics you know of. You do not want to discuss the issues because you lack in principles and you know that your candidate for governor is wanting in that department.

    It is that kind of politics that we abhor because it advocates HATE POLITICS which only serves to divide the people. We do know that is the only way you choose to play this game, but we still believe that a principled campaign would finally unite Biliranons and pave the way for a truly lasting change.

    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO UNITY.
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO DEVELOPMENT
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PEACE
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PROSPERITY.
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO OUR FUTURE.

    SERBISYO para sa KAUSWAGON,
    TRABAHO para sa KAUGMAON
    Nagdto sa tinuod nga KALINAW.

    YES TO ONE BILIRAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE VISION.

    Daghang Salamat.

  142. Madlangbayan & Malditopod

    Manila Standard Today

    Presidential candidates reject law against political dynasties.

    MOST of the presidential aspirants are not convinced political dynasties must be banned—indeed, they are against any laws banning them—but they promised yesterday not to appoint their relatives to key government posts if they won.
    They told a forum at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila that they favored enacting the family planning bill, but believed the government should leave couples to decide the number of children they wanted to have.
    Only Olongapo City Councilor J.C. de los Reyes of Kapatiran and Nicanor Perlas, both newcomers in politics, firmly opposed political dynasties.
    De los Reyes, a nephew of Senator and Bagumbayan Party presidential bet Richard Gordon, said it was time political dynasties were banned.
    “If there are people who should make sacrifices, it is we who are in power now,” De los Reyes said.
    “We have to graduate from the politics of dynasties to the politics of principles,” Perlas said.
    Gordon said he was realistic about the existence of political dynasties.
    “If a person has potentials for leadership and has good intentions to serve his country, why should he be punished just because his father or uncle is already in politics?” he said.
    Deposed President Joseph Estrada saw no need to ban political dynasties, saying a mayor’s son or daughter was likely to be inspired to follow in their father’s footsteps.
    “Let us not curtail their right to seek public office,” said Estrada, the Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino’s presidential candidate. He was removed from power in a military-backed people power revolt in 2001, was convicted of plunder in 2007, but was pardoned by Gloria Arroyo, his vice president and successor, a few weeks later.
    Gilbert Teodoro of the ruling Lakas-Kampi and evangelist Eddie Villanueva of Bangon Pilipinas doubted if political dynasties could be dismantled by law.
    “The best way to eliminate political dynasties is to defeat them during elections,” Teodoro said.
    “Political parties should be strengthened by offering better alternatives to the electorate.”
    Villanueva said political dynasties would continue to thrive as long as the playing field was stacked against poor but promising candidates, and as long as most of the people were poor and susceptible to manipulation.
    “Political dynasties will die a natural death once the people are emancipated from the bondage of poverty and exploitation,” he said.
    Presidential aspirant and Senator Benigno Aquino III, the Liberal Party’s presidential bet, said political dynasties were not always bad.
    Significantly, the politicians running for president have or have had family members serving as government officials.
    Gordon’s wife was a former mayor and congressman of Olongapo City, and his brother James is now mayor of that city.
    Estrada’s son Jinggoy is a senator and a former mayor of San Juan. His wife Loi Ejercito-Estrada served as a senator for one term.
    Teodoro’s wife is a congressman of Tarlac province; Villanueva’s son Joel is a party-list representative; Noynoy Aquino is the son of the late President Corazon Aquino, and his uncle Butz and aunt Tessie were former senators. (Fel V. Maragay and Rudy Brul)

    http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideNews.htm?f=2009/december/4/news4.isx&d=/2009/december/4

  143. MADLANGBAYAN

    ID LIKE TO SEE SALAZAR DEFEND THIS ONE:

    Salazar cannot permit himself to be used by politicians in order to further their personal interest rather than the interest of the people.

    CAN YOU ASK HIM TO DEFEND HIMSELF HERE IN THIS FORUM?

    HOW COME YOU ARE SO NOISY ABOUT YOUR ANTI-DYNASTY RHETORIC WHEN IN FACT SALAZAR AND MYSELF BELONG TO THE SAME MATERNAL BLOODLINE.

    ISNT THAT ALSO A DYNASTY?

    HOW CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS ANOMALY SO AS TO FIT VERY NICELY INTO YOUR SELF-PROCLAIMED ANTI-DYNASTY LINE.

    MALDITO POD

    I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REBUT YOUR POST WHEN I HAVE THE TIME.

  144. To Intoy,

    What the presidentiables say is also self-serving same as to what you are trying to say. The constitution clearly contemplates on banning dynasties. Dynasty is a prinicple based issue. Therefore, you cannot expect these presidential candidates to be against dynasty for the simple reason that all of them are guilty of it in their respective provinces.

    To Cong Chong,

    With due respect the issue is still dynasty and I am just one of the bloggers.

    It cannot be denied that Salazar is your relative but he did not field any of his immediate family members to any elected position. On the other hand, you fielded your father. That’s quite a clear and big difference.

    Besides, he has no agenda except for the betterment of Biliran so he is not guilty of dynasty.

    If both of you get elected, that is not even dynasty that would bode well for the people of Biliran because you both have good intentions. So what’s wrong with that Mr. Congressman.

    In addition, in 2007 that was your battlecry, to destroy the Espina dynasty and now you are perpetuating your own kind of dynasty. It is quite clear that Salazar is not on your ticket but it is your father. So it was your party who created the dynasty not Salazar. And besides, sir, dynasties have always been associated with candidates who have the same family names running in different positions all at once in one election. To mention a few, the Cojuangcos in Tarlac, the Romualdezes, the Espinas, the Ampatuans, the Mangundadatus, the Dimaporos, and another one which you want to create the Chong dynasty.

    Daghang Salamat.

  145. Rejoinder,

    As I have said no amount of reasons can justify dynasty because it strikes at the very core of Filipino values and that is “DELICADEZA,” moral fortitude and uprightness.

  146. “Presidential aspirant and Senator Benigno Aquino III, the Liberal Party’s presidential bet, said political dynasties were not always bad.”

    Madlangbayan:

    Above is a quote from Intoy’s 151 from MS.

    Repeat: political dyansties were not always bad.

    And who your own party mate referring to?
    LP, right?

    Am pretty sure he is not referring to the Espina Dynasty.

    That’s a bad bad dynasty including the Marcos and Romualdez(but am not sure why Taclobanons are so enamored with them but that’s another arena).

    Again, I will give the benefit of the doubt of the 2 Chongs..
    GC and Susan made it after the murder of the latter husband.
    GC had non-bloodline partymates then and only now he sees
    that his dad, and so far only his dad, and I pray nobody else,
    can make a cong-gov tandem to defeat the real inefficient bad dynasty.

    Again, where the hell were you and Raffy after Danny’s murder? Busy running in other district?

    And then you lost somewhere because other people didn’t
    believe you, Biliran is your testing ground if local people
    can be fooled by your guy?
    And you want us to believe your jatropha experimentation
    is not a political ploy PLANTED in advance for the
    political ambition for Raffy?

    We may not be UP educated or whatever profession you
    and Raffy got, but we are not really that STUPID!

    Don’t be full of AIRBAG that Raffy is “winnable” this election.
    I hope the COMELEC people will ask you how you
    come up with such conclusion.

    Please don’t be so cocky with your man….
    try to be humble…i may like him…not this election though…
    and don’t, please don’t, carry the name of God for your own
    political agenda…inig-tapos na ang eleksyon og unsa
    gyud ang resulta.

    salamat.

  147. Intoy-toy-toy-toy-toy-oy-oy-oy-y-y-y-y……

    hehehe untwa? as the FM radio teaser goes: “kailangan pa bang imemorize yan?!”

    hahhhaaay “look who’s talking” of your shared article/news, havent you noticed in the ending part of that? diin ang ilang mga immediate members of the family anaa na man sa pwesto! ngano nga mohimo man sila ug antidynasty law o mopabor niini nga sila man direktang maapektaran? ab kors ang ilang mga personal interest dictates nga dili ug dili jud sila mosugot mawala ang ilang natagamtaman nga kalami! sama kini sa ginaingon: “fame is like seawater, the more we drink the more we become thirstier”. this thing you share is absolutely moot n academic! aw mao ba to ni hehehe……

    naunsa ka ba pod intawon intoy nga sige ka hisgot ug logical reasoning man kaha denhi unya ikaw wala man sab magbaton niini. pasensya na ha….. sabi pa ng iba… am babaw mo tyong!

    Cong GC: ok ra sir uy! no need to rebut me here kay mura lang ta mag cycle denhi… kay ako (aw kita unta diay to sa una 2007) antidynasty man jud as to the real issue of it, definitely not on “who’s who on it”! unya ikaw unsaon ok na man diay nimo karon ang dynasty. uhummmm sa delicadeza aminin….

    well, i would like to borrow the statement ni Villanueva nga mamatay na lang daw na naturally and issue sa dynasty kay modili man lagi sila paghimo ug balaod. hehe pero issues gani sa C5, ZTE, HAYDEN KHO etc., hala ganahan lagi sila mag conduct ‘IN AID OF LEGISLATION’. pero ANTIDYNASTY, P500T-SUPOT KADA CONG SA HELLO GARCI ug uban pa nga apektado ‘SILA’ hehe died in a natural death jud! mao nga in the absence of the law… DILI NA LANG JUD KO MAGPAGAWONG SA MGA TAM-IS NGA ESPLIKASYON UG SAAD SA DYNASTIYA. ang ako buhaton dili ko mobotar sa kang Daddy. si cong lang ako kay dili ba ingon man sila paders- VOTE ACCORDING TO YOUR CONSCIENCE….amen!

  148. Mano Intoy,

    The issue is local, not Noynoy. The issue is it is your candidate who is trying to build a dynasty. So if that is your answer to the dynasty issue here in Biliran well and good. Then you proclaim it. But I think you failed to grasp the real essence of the article. When the writer chose to use the word political dynasty, he was not referring to the dynasty that is defined in the constition and the dynasty that we are talking here. The writer was referring instead to a perceived power. The underlying meaning here is that of dynasty as equated to political clout. So you see Sir Intoy, that is not what the article really wanted to say. You interpretated the article literally.

    That post of yours came from the Singapore times. You see Mano Intoy, newspapers tend to have certain biases. And it is clear that that article is biased. Why will I cater to foreign news, they do not even have the real grasp of the situation.

    However, Ill explain it to you Sir Intoy. These newspapers have to sell so they tend to sensationalize. So they are sensationalizing Noynoy. Writing involves a personal opinion though one has to report facts, this piece of article is more or less bordering on sensationalism and i=the slant of the article tends to question Noynoy. That is the prerogative of the newspaper. We do not have control over that.

    But let me ask you Sir Intoy, is there any Aquino in the line-up of Noynoy from the President down to the Senators. None, so there is no dynasty here.

  149. Madlangbayan:

    Provide me any articles that Noynoy doesn’t belong to political dynasty and i will give more articles that he belongs to Political dynasty. If he doesn’t then Noynoy himself will say ” Excuse me, i dont belong to politcal dynasty”.

    This is what you said #153. Therefore, you cannot expect these presidential candidates to be against dynasty for the simple reason that all of them are guilty of it in their respective provinces.

    ” all of them are guilty” no further question, your honor!

  150. hahaha intoy. what goes around comes around….
    it seems naay ugok natong duha hahahahahaha. kung ako ok lang i can accept it. pero what if ikaw ugok wa hahahahahahaha!
    siguro dili ko nimo ka level or siguro ikaw dili nako ka level. hehehehehe. ang heart dahandahan lang…..

  151. Maldito pod:

    You better shut up, idiot! You’re very unreasonable now! better go to hell with the ESPINAS!

    Masuko diay kon mapilde sa katarungan! he he he he!

  152. Sir Intoy,

    The big difference is no immediate relative of Noynoy is running for office under his party the Liberal party of which you spported in 2007. While Gibo has his wife as congressman in Tarlac and GC has his father under the same party as governor.

    To Anti-dynastiya,

    Look who’s cocky, we are confident because the people know the issues and we would like them to know the issues.

    As to Salazar as winnable, of course he’s winnable, just as you are saying that Charlie is winnable. To each his own opinion and the voters shall validate this.

    As to where Salazar is during that time. I hate to tell you but check your facts and you will know that Raffy was not a candidate during that time. He was Director of PNOC-EDC and was able to secure for Biliran a future for geothermal development.

    As to motives. May I ask you too what’s the motive of fielding a father and son team. At least Raffy brought Jatropha in the province so we would have a chance to avail of government’s project. As far as we are concerned my friends, it is not motive, IT IS VISION. RAFFY HAS HIS VISON, A PROGRAM OF DEVELOPMENT FOR A PROGRESSIVE BILIRAN. And with this vision, Jatropha is just one of the many programs which has been realized through a vision, a plan. So that’s it. While you think of motives (because black prop), we think positive, we think of VISION

    We present facts not just issues. Valid issues not mere personal attacks on the honor and integrity of a person.
    Need I say more. No more questions too your honor

    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO UNITY.
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO DEVELOPMENT
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PEACE
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PROSPERITY.
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO OUR FUTURE.

    SERBISYO para sa KAUSWAGON,
    TRABAHO para sa KAUGMAON
    Nagdto sa tinuod nga KALINAW.

    YES TO ONE BILIRAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE VISION.

    Daghang Salamat

  153. Intoy:
    ako nasuko? uhummm read between the lines of your blogs and compare mine. aminin, hehehehe….
    go to hell with the Espinas? uy kung maoy gusto ni Lord nga sa hell ko unsaon ta man dili ko kabalibad kung maoy akong binhatandenhi sa earth. ikaw makabuot ka sa gusto ni Lord para nianang imong kagualiangon? ikaw ra jud makatubag ana. hahaha with espinas-aw mao hinuon na ako hangyoon ni Lord kung mahimo dili mi magkuyog, hehe ikaw tingali ganahan ka kamo kuyog kay hangyoon nako si Lord .
    idiot? look who’s talking again…. haha as i said read between the lines and it will be revealed right into your very own eyes and udnerstanding!
    shut up? well, i think it’s better for me to shut up with you a nonsense(seriously) hahahahaha. now i conclude dili diay ako ang ugok ug ako dili diay ka level nimo, instead, murag ikaw jud ugok ug dili ka level nako….. toink! bow. ending na ko….

  154. Malditopod:

    you’re true, dili ta magka level coz you can’t prove that Noynoy doesn’t belong to Political dynasty.

    I have more for you Malditopod…… sakit na akong tiyan sa katawa. Asta pod akong mata sa kabasa kay gamay ang letter sa akong laptop and your posts too are too lousy and I’m tired reading tedious blogs.

    Ayaw lang sa pagtake ug legal action against us…. after election na! OK?

  155. TO REP.CHONG:
    SIR, GAMAY RA KAAYO ANG BILIRAN PARA MAMANSAHAN SA LAIN NA USAB NGA PAMILYA NGA KABAHIN SA POLITICAL DYNASTY. AYAW ME HANYAGI SA IMONG MGA PLANO NGA KAAYOHAN SA PROBINSYA KAY TANAN KAMO NGA MGA KANDIDATO NAA NIANA UG ADUNAY KAKAYAHAN NGA MAKAHATAG UG KAAYOHANN. TUBAGA HINOON KAMI SA ISSUE NG DYNASTY KAY WALAY LUGAR SA POLITICAL DYNASTY AND EQUAL DISTRIBUTION SA KAAYOHAN PARA SA TANAN. NGANO MAN DIAY INYO RA BA DIAY PAMILYA ANG ADUNAY LIMPYO NGA KASING2 PARA MAKAHATAG UG KAAYOHAN SA PROBINSYA? DI BA ANG KAUSWAGAN ANA SA PAGTINABANGAY DILI SA PAGHAKOP SA GAHOM? GIKINAHANGLAN BA GUD DIAY NGA KUPTAN NINYO ANG MGA GAMHANANG POSISYON SA PROBINSYA KUN ANG INYO LNG TUMONG KAAYOHAN SA TANAN UG SERBISYO? SIR, ANG IMONG GAHUM UG BUDGET NA 7O MILLION PER YEAR AS CONGRESSMAN SOBRA NA KAAYO PARA IKAW UG ANG TIBOOK NIMO NGA PAMILYA MAKATABANG SA IMONG GIINGON NGA MGA KABUS. MALOOY KA SA MGA KABUS SIR, AYAW SILA GAMITA PARA MATABUNAN ANG INYONG INTERES NGA HAKPON ANG GAHUM UG KWARTA SA PROBINSYA. NAKALIMOT KA NA BA NGA ANG PARI NIGAMIT SA ILANG PULPITO PARA LNG IPAMATUOD SA MGA TAWO NGA DILI KA SAMA SA UBANG MGA POLITIKO? SIR ADUNA LAMAY WALO KA LUNGSOD ANG PROBINSYA SA BILIRAN PARA SA IMONG 70 MILLION NGA YEARLY BUDGET UG NGA DILI NA KINAHANGLAN NGA INYO PA HUPTAN ANG LAIN PA NGA MILLIONES NGA BUDGET SA PROBINSYA KUNG ANG LAIN NGA MYEMBRO SA INYONG PAMILYA MAHIMONG GOBERNADOR.

  156. SIR CHONG! PALIHUG LNG TAMA NA UG AYAW NA ABUSUHA ANG MGA KABUS KAY SILA INOSENTE UG WALA KAHIBALO SA IMONG 70 MILLION NGA YEARLY PORK BARREL. UNTA SA TULO KA TUIG NGA IKAW NAHIMONG KONGRESMAN IMO UNTA KINI GIPAKITA INGON NGA TINUOD NGA SERBISYO SA KATAWHAN ILABI NA SA MGA KABUS. CGURO SIR KULANG ANG 20 PERCENT SA 70 MILLION SA IMONG PITAKA MAO NGA KINGAHANGLAN INYO PA KUHAON ANG POSISYON SA PAGKA GOBERNADOR.

  157. SIR CHONG WALA KA BA MAKAHIBALO NGA NADAMAY NA ANG NGALAN SA MGA RESPETADO UG INILA NGA KAPARIAN SA ATONG PROBINSYA NGA SA MAKAUSA NIBUNTANG SA ILANG PANGALAN SA ALANGANIN TUNGOD SA ILANG DAKONG PAGTUO NGA IKAW UG ANG IMONG PAMILYA DILI PAREHO SA MGA ESPINA? UNYA KARON WALA MAN DIAY KAMOY KALAINAN. MGA KATAWHAN SA BILIRAN PALIHUG LNG HINOKTUKI NINYO KUNG IGO BA O NIABOT BA SA TIBOOK PROBINSYA ANG 70 MILLION NGA YEARLY PORK BARREL NI CONGRESSMAN NGA MAKAINGON KITA UG NGA CGURADO KITA NGA ANG LAING MILLION MILLION NGA HUPTAN SA GOBERNADOR MOABOT SA GIILA NI SIR CHONG NA MGA KABUS KUNG ANG IYANG KAPAMILYA MAMAHIMONG GOBERNADOR. KINAHANGLAN ATONG TAN AWON KUNG KANANG MGA PROYEKTO NGA IYANG GIHATUD KANATO GIKAN BA SA IYANG KAUGALINGONG BUDGET UG DILI BA IYA LANG USAB PINANGAYO SA LAING AHENSYA SA NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ARON ANG IYANG KAUGALINGONG BUDGET MAHATUD SA IYANG KAUGALINGONG PITAKA O BULSA. UNYA ANG PANGALAN SA PROYEK KUNWARI GKAN SA IYANG KAUGALINGONG BUDGET. KUNG ANG SIGN BOARD SA PROJECT THROUGH IN HIS EFFORT THAT MEANS EFFORT SA PAGPANGAYO SA LAING OPISINA DILI IYANG KAUGALINGONG OPISINA. PAGPUKAW LAMANG KINI KANATONG TANANG. DAGHANG SALAMAT!

  158. EGO;

    Well written piece but I am doubtful of your motive..

    Kinsa man diay ang imong gusto mahimong gobernador?

    Tagai kami ug substantive nga justification dili mga cut and paste to justify your “plea for mercy kunohay” kang Cong.

    Kabalo ko personally at the back of all your blog you have some personality whom you want us to subscribe to…

    Ayaw na ta ug libat libag around the bush please inform us whom you have in mind and we will see if he or she is worth the post you want your manok to make lingkod in the provincial seat….

  159. Madalangbayan:

    I never claimed that Noynoy has immidiate relatives running for office but he belongs to political dynsaty. You accepted that already.

    yes i agree with you

    NO TO DYNASTY HERE IN BILIRAN, YES TO NATIONAL
    NO TO DYNASTY FOR CHONG. YES TO ESPINA
    NO TO DYNASTY BUT UNITY AGAIN AMONG ESPINA FAMILY
    NO TO DYNASTY BUT DEVELOPMENT OF ESPINA WEALTH
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PROSPERTY OF ESPINA POLITICAL POWER

    SERBISYO PARA SA KAUSWAGON SA MGA ESPINA
    TRABAHO PARA SA KAUGMAON SA MGA ESPINA
    HANGTUD PADAYON ANG KASAMOK SA BILIRAN

    VOTE FOR RAFFY, ESPINA VICTORY…….

  160. ego,
    para sa imong kasayuran ang 210 milyones nga porkbarrel ni cong.chong gi ut-ot ra sa iyang pagtika skol bus…tama ka!!! nanganha ra sa ilang bulsa kining kantidara? kay ngaro? obvious kaayo nang ilang panapi o duwa sa ilang PAGSARILI SA PAG MANAGE ANA? ila ang issunace sa krudo..ila ang pag procure sa tires/pyesa…gi konsabo si dr.pastor sa piltihan sa garahe sa caray2x..luyaw kung gi payroll padding pa jud ang ang mga pahinate ani…

    naa pa? mokaugalingon ug transact sa skol bags..jogging pants diin gi kontsaba si BEC ug PATAHE-TAHE aron gayod masiguro ang ilang simpatiya karon 2010 election…

    naa pa jud gipahimoslan ang lokal nga pakagamhanan sa maripipi ug caibiran sa pag procure ug skol bus ug mobile?
    ug gigamit pa jud nga LUTSANAN SA IYANG PORKBARREL ANG LUNSOS SA NAVAL,may kabahin sa ilang kagalastoan sa skol bus…ASA TA ANANG KALSENG malditong huna-huna sa politiko? grabe ka way balatian ning tiguriang idolo pa naman o nagpaka freedom fighter…hehe…wala man diay uwaw o delicadeza.

  161. MALDITOPOD

    I HAVE READ YOUR POST AND I SHOULD CONGRATULATE YOU FOR COMING UP WITH A BETTER DISCUSSION OF THE ISSUE OF POLITICAL DYNASTY. BUT CONGRATULATING YOU ON YOUR POST DOES NOT MEAN THAT I AGREE WITH YOU ALL THE WAY.

    FIRST, I TAKE YOUR POST IN ITS ENTIRETY… NOT ON A PIECE-MEAL BASIS. BY SAYING THAT THE CORE ISSUE IS POLITICAL DYNASTY ITSELF AND NOT THE PERSONALITIES INVOLVED IS RATHER MYOPIC AND PREJUDICED. IF WE ARE TO DISCUSS AN ISSUE, WE DISCUSS THE ENTIRE FABRIC OF THE ISSUE AND NOT SIMPLY ON THAT PART WHICH SUITS YOUR PREJUDICED VIEWS.

    POLITICAL DYNASTIES ARE NOT BAD PER SE. WHOEVER SAID IT IS ASSUMES THE SAME FALLACY THAT INFECTS YOUR ENTIRE DISCOURSE. THROUGHOUT HISTORY, POLITICAL DYNASTIES LITTER ITS WRITTEN PAGES. THERE WERE NUMEROUS EVIL DYNASTIES. THERE WERE ALSO A GOOD NUMBER OF GOOD AND BENEVOLENT DYNASTIES THAT FOSTERED PEACE, SECURITY AND PROSPERITY FOR THE PEOPLES CONCERNED. IN MODERN HISTORY AND MUCH CLOSER TO HOME, WE HAVE AN EXAMPLE OF A VERY BAD DYNASTY IN THE KIMS (KIM IL SONG AND KIM JONG IL) OF NORTH KOREA. WHILE WE HAVE A CLEAR EXAMPLE OF A VERY GOOD DYNASTY IN THE LEES (LEE KWAN YEW AND LEE SIEN LOONG) OF SINGAPORE.

    ALTERNATIVELY, HISTORY’S PAGES ACROSS THE GLOBE ARE ALSO LITTERED WITH EVIL ONE-MAN RULERS (ANASTACIO SOMOSA OF NICARAGUA, FULGENCIO BATISTA OF CUBA, AGUSTO PINOCHET OF CHILE, ROBERT MUGABE OF ZIMBABWE, HAFEZ AL ASSAD OF SYRIA, MAO ZHE DONG OF CHINA, SUKARNO OF INDONESIA AND THE LIST CAN GO MUCH FARTHER THAN YOU WOULD ALLOW ME TO LIST) AND ALSO GOOD ONE-MAN RULERS (THE CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHS OF THAILAND, JAPAN, MODERN GREAT BRITAIN AND OTHER MONARCHIES IN EUROPE).

    IN OTHER WORDS, BE IT A POLITICAL DYNASTY OR ONE-MAN RULE, THE OUTCOME DOES NOT DEPEND SOLELY ON THE THEORITICAL CORE VALUES OF A PARTICULAR SYSTEM BUT BY AND LARGE, ON THE PERSONALITIES INVOLVED. ANG PERSONALIDAD SA MGA MAIN ACTORS MAO ANG NAGHATAG UG STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OR ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES SA USA KA SYSTEMANG POLITIKANHON. POLITICAL DYNASTY OR ONE-MAN RULE IS SIMPLY A THEORY. IT IS THE PERSONS INVOLVED, THEIR CORE VALUES, THE PARTICULAR POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY OPERATE AND A HOST OF OTHER FACTORS THAT GIVE BODY AND LIFE TO ANY PARTICULAR POLITICAL THEORY.

    THEREFORE, IT IS ABSOLUTELY WRONG TO SAY THAT POLITICAL DYNASTIES ARE INHERENTLY BAD.

    IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, AND WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE BELIEVABLE, IF YOUR DISCOURSE IS ACCOMPANIED BY SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF EXISTING SYSTEMS OR SYSTEMS IN PLACE IN THE PAST THAT WE AT PRESENT HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF LOOKING BACK AND DISSECTING THEM.

    IT IS ELEMENTARY IN ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE, THAT PUTTING FORWARD AN ARGUMENT WITHOUT SPECIFIC PROOF OR EXAMPLES CARRIES NO WEIGHT AT ALL.

    SECOND, BY CONVENIENTLY DISMISSING THE ISSUE OF THE PERSONALITIES INVOLVED IN ANY POLITICAL DYNASTY ISSUE… YOU ARE CONFINING YOUR ENTIRE ARGUMENT ON THE MERITS AND DEMERITS OF A SYSTEM BASED PURELY ON THEORY. IN OTHER WORDS, YOU POSIT AN ARGUMENT BASED PURELY ON THEORY AND NOT ACTUAL PRACTICE.

    MIND YOU, IT IS NOT THEORY THAT MAKES A SYSTEM WORK. THIS IS NOT MATHEMATICS. THIS IS POLITICS AND GOVERNANCE. PUBLIC GOVERNANCE AND THE FUTURE OF A PEOPLE CANNOT BE ENTRUSTED SOLELY ON THE OUTCOMES OF COMPLEX THEORIES. THEORIES ARE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL BIASES AND PREJUDICES. IT IS NEVER PERFECT.

    MAAYO LANG KA KAY SIGURO MAAYO UG HAMUGAWAY ANG IMONG KABUTANG KUMPARA SA KADAGHANAN SA KATAWHAN NGA NAGKALISUD KARONG MGA PANAHON. SHOULD WE JUST LEAVE OUR PEOPLE TOILING WITH THEIR SWEAT AND TEARS JUST TO EKE OUT A MISERABLE LIVING DAILY WHILE WE DEBATE IN CYBERSPACE THE MERITS AND DEMERITS OF A POLITICAL SYSTEM BASED PURELY ON OUR INDIVIDUAL CONCEPTS OF A THEORY? IT IS NOT FAIR TO THEM.

    THIRD, BY LUMPING ME TOGETHER WITH THE ESPINAS ON THIS ISSUE AS BOTH GUILTY… I BEG TO DISAGREE. YOU JUDGE ME AS GUILTY BASED ON THEORY AND YOUR DEFINITION (WALA GANI NIMO GI-MENTION ANG SOURCE SA IMONG DEFINITION… THEREFORE, IT IS ALSO NOT BELIEVABLE).

    SINCE THE INTENTION OR MOTIVES OF A PERSON IS NOT SUBJECT TO OCULAR INSPECTION BECAUSE IT IS A PRODUCT OF THE MIND… WE LOOK AT THE OUTWARD ACTS IN ORDER TO DETERMINE A PERSON’S FRAME OF MIND OR HIS INTENTIONS OR MOTIVES.

    SA AKONG KASO, WE ARE ONLY 2 PERSONS… ME AND MY DAD. I ASKED AND PLEADED TO MAYOR PARILLA MANY TIMES TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR BUT I WAS REPEATEDLY REBUFFED. YOU CAN ASK HER AND ATTY. REDENTOR VILLORDON ABOUT THIS. I ALSO BROACHED THE IDEA TO MY RESPECTED COLLEAGUE ATTY. JOSE AGILA GRAPILON IN A PERSONAL VISIT TO HIS OFFICE BUT HE DECLINED. MY DAD WAS NEVER MY FIRST AND ONLY CHOICE. HE IS MY LAST CHOICE. IF HE WERE MY FIRST AND ONLY CHOICE… I WOULD HAVE HAD HIM TRUMPETED ON RADIO EVERY WEEK AND WOULD HAVE HAD DELEGATED TO HIM MANY PUBLIC ACTS THAT I DID PERSONALLY SINCE THE FIRST DAY I STARTED IN OFFICE IF THAT WERE MY INTENTIONS. BUT I NEVER DID THAT. WA GYUD NAKO SIYA GIBALIGYA SA PUBLIKO FOR THE LAST 30 MONTHS. SORRY TO SAY THOUGH THAT THERE IS ONE WHO WANTED ME TO BRING HIM IN BUT VERY FRANKLY… I DO NOT TRUST HIS INTENTIONS AND MOTIVES RIGHT FROM THE VERY START.

    ON THE OTHER HAND, UNSAY ATONG NAKITA SA MGA ESPINA? DILI BA 6 SILA KABUOK NANAGAN KARON… CONGRESSMAN, GOVERNOR, VICE-GOVERNOR, MAYOR, VICE-MAYOR SA NAVAL, VICE-MAYOR SA KAWAYAN. UNSA MAY MENSAHE GIPAKITA NIINI SA ATONG KATAWHAN? PUBLIC SERVICE? DOES IT HAVE TO TAKE ALL 6 OF THEM RUNNING SIMULTANEOUSLY TO BE REALLY EFFECTIVE ADMINISTRATORS OF OUR PROVINCE AND PEOPLE?

    IN CLOSING… MY FRIEND, LOOK AT THE PARTICULAR SITUATION OBTAINING IN THE GROUND, LOOK AT THE PERSONALITIES INVOLVED AND APPLY IT TO YOUR BARE THEORY ABOUT POLITICAL DYNASTY TAKEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH WHAT IS AT STAKE (OUR PEOPLE AND FUTURE) IN THIS ELECTIONS…

    I GUESS, THE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL ANSWER IS NOT FAR TO SEEK!

  162. EGO 166 167 168

    ANYTIME NINYO NGA GUSTO UG ACCOUNTING SA AKONG PRIORITY DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE FUND FROM JUNE 30, 2007 TO JUNE 30, 2010 PWEDE NAKO IHATAG ANG MAONG ACCOUNTING.

    PLEASE STATE THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE NGA GUSTO NINYO TAN-AWON GI-UNSA NAKO PAGGASTO SA PONDO NGA GISALIG KANAKO. I AM GAME, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE.

    I ONLY HAVE TWO CONDITIONS…

    1. KINAHANGLAN ATUBANGAN KITA SA KATAWHAN O PUBLIKO. GUSTO KO MOTUBAG ATUBANGAN SA KATAWHAN NGA AKONG AMO SA SERBISYO PUBLIKO. I WANT THEM TO KNOW AND SEE MY FACE WHEN I ANSWER ALL ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ME BECAUSE I WANT THEM TO SEE THE FACE OF A SINCERE PUBLIC SERVANT. I WANT THE PUBLIC TO JUDGE ME RIGHT THERE AND THEN. KAY IKAW MAN ANG NANGUTANA, PALIHUG UG TUNGHA UNYA DIDTO. I WILL ANSWER ALL YOUR PUBLIC ISSUE QUESTIONS WA LANG LABOT AKONG PERSONAL LIFE.

    2. GUSTO KO NGA ANAA USAB SI GOVERNOR ROGER UTANGERO ESPINA, GERRY BOY ESPINA, RAFFY SALAZAR UG ANG UBAN PANG GUSTO MAGPAPILI KARONG ELECTION. I WANT THEM TO SEE ME BEING CRUCIFIED BEFORE THE PUBLIC BECAUSE I ALSO WANT TO TEST THEIR SINCERITY AND INTENTIONS.

    IF YOU CAN HAVE THIS ARRANGED… PLEASE POST THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE. I WILL BE THERE. NO KIDDING.

  163. LIBA-LIBA

    KARON RA GYUD NING TUHOP SA AKONG HUNA-HUNA NGA MGA ESPINA ANAD GYUD SA LIBA-LIBA SA KATAWHAN. TUNGOD KAY IKAW SINUGO UG BINAYRAN MAN SA MGA ESPINA… MAO NGA YOU BEAR THEIR NAME… LIBA-LIBA!

    EXAMPLE… SI GOVERNOR ROGER UTANGERO ESPINA NANGUTANG UG 100 MILLION SA PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK… WA MAGPASABOT SA KATAWHAN… LIBA-LIBA NA! MAO USAB KA!

    SO KINING TANAN IMONG GIPOST DINHI… THEY PROCEED FROM THE MOUTH OF A LIBA-LIBA… SO THAT’S IT. DILI NA KO MOHATAG UG IMPORTANSYA SA UNSA KA DEVIOUS MACHINATION… ANG PAGLIBA-LIBA SA KATAWHAN SA BILIRAN.

  164. Cong: ok maayo ang imong esplikasyon bahin sa imong BAG-ONG KAPLAG NGA MAAYO POD DIAY ANG DYNASTIYA!
    but i would like to remind you nga imo ra sab gikaon ug balik ang imong mga gisuka niatong 2007. ma unom man o duha ang molangkob sa dynastiya – what’s in numbers? what’s the difference? pareho lang jud dynasty! i beg to disagree moingon ka ug theory lang ang tanan. mao ba? so theory ra pod diay ang imo gipangsuka niatong 2007. how about sa imong gibandelyo niatong 2007 nga ‘delicadeza’? dynastiya ug delicadeza sa una DILI KA – karon OK NA?. well honestly i dont have to have lengthy debate to you on this. very obvious, ‘nanabon na ka so tiwason na lang jud kaligo’ it seems dili jud ta mahuman beyond election pa tingali bahin niini. hehehe ako nagbarog sa very essence of the issue being antidynasty, while you….aw ‘kailangan pa bang imemorize yan!’ very obvious naman di ba.
    i’ve been trying to seek the pulse from class A, B & C of the community by casual discussions about your present stand on this issue, well summarizing it, whether you accept it or not, frustrated jud ang majority but also this majority will still support on you but not necessarily to your dad. but who knows mausab pa ang tempo when election comes. these facts i tell you need no proofs and references as what you demanded earlier. remember mas open ug walay kyemi ang responses on ground kung kami ang mag discuss than kamo nga mga politicians up close ang personal sa mga respondents.
    just a food for thought: i’ve been observant with politics for more than 40 years now. THIS IS JUST LIKE BUHAY ARTISTA FULL OF SHOWS. pls dont tell me that THERE’S NO DECEIT IN PHILIPPINE(even other countries) POLITICS AND ITS ENTIRE SYSTEM. the saddest thing for me is when POLITICIANS BANKS THE POOR IN THEIR TRICKY GAMES! wew! i rest my case…

  165. CONG.CHONG,

    ANG SAMA NIMO DILI NA GYOD ANGAYAN TUHOAN,KAY NGANO? WAY BARUGANAN…WAY PRINSIPYO…MANGINGILAD…HEHE…
    SA 2007 ELECTION WAY POAS O WAY ORAS NGA DILI MAG BATBAT UG AKUSAR SA ESPINA NGA MAO NA dynasty…dynasty…dynasty…SIYA RA DAW ANG POTLING PAGLAOM NGA MAKALUNGKAB SA dynastiya…hehe…KARON TAN-AWA WALA kalaboti SA IYANG GIBUHAT SA pagtuis SA IYANG MGA pagpakaaron-ingnon sa una…paka idol pa jud o freedom fighter wala uroy hilasi…IDOL gani cong.chong ANG TANANG KAMAAYO SA TAWO naa? DILI manunuis…dili palaaway…dili mosulod ug iligal nga transakayon…dili nawong ug sapi… dili madaog-daogon…may respeto sa katungod sa tawo sama nila SPO2 SAUL/CIDG/COL SABORNIDO…basta tanan kamaayo naa?

    IKAW CONG.CHONG WALA GANI ABTI UG 3 KA TUIG nga gitugyan ang kompiyansa sa mga biliranon kanimo? IMO DAYON GI TUIS O GISUWAY…tuo ka nga mao naka ana ka gamhanan? nga imo lang gisayon-sayon pagsuway ang maayong sulti ni fr.marvin..pantas ug colasito pagkontra sa DYNASTIYA KANIADTO? balik sa ning aging 2007 eleksyon…UG KARON MOSAYON-SAYON MO UG sponsor ug concert ni POKWANG? UG MO offer ka ug PANAHE sa imong tigpaka jogging pants kang BEC? my goodness,mao nalang ba ana ang imong pagtan-aw sa aning taga simbahan? madala nalang ba ug pakon SUELO DE BOBO…HEHE..IKAW CONG.CHONG…BATA PAKA MARAMI KA PANG KAKAINING BIGAS…HEHE

  166. 152. Rep. Glenn A. Chong
    Yesterday at 1:40 pm
    MADLANGBAYAN

    ID LIKE TO SEE SALAZAR DEFEND THIS ONE:

    Salazar cannot permit himself to be used by politicians in order to further their personal interest rather than the interest of the people.

    CAN YOU ASK HIM TO DEFEND HIMSELF HERE IN THIS FORUM?

    HOW COME YOU ARE SO NOISY ABOUT YOUR ANTI-DYNASTY RHETORIC WHEN IN FACT SALAZAR AND MYSELF BELONG TO THE SAME MATERNAL BLOODLINE.

    ISNT THAT ALSO A DYNASTY?

    HOW CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS ANOMALY SO AS TO FIT VERY NICELY INTO YOUR SELF-PROCLAIMED ANTI-DYNASTY LINE.

    MALDITO POD

    I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REBUT YOUR POST WHEN I HAVE THE TIME.

    HA HA HA….ANG ISDA NADAKPAN SA KAUGALINGONG BABA….NING-ANGKON NA SI CONG CHONG NGA DYNASTY JUD AND ILAHA……KUDOS!

  167. Malditopod:

    I think what we need most in Biliran within a term or a decade is an economic progress to lift up the people from poverty. You know Biliran was once or even currently a member of the poorest of the poor provinces in the Philippines. How do we curb it? WE have to put in investments infrastructure projects (e.g. roads), on health sector (e.g. mobile clinic), education (uniform, schoolbags, ICT, school buses, etc). Of course these are priority agenda of GC, who is a legislature. But we have still to add in order to attain real economic boom. That is peace and order(police powers), enterpreneurships in every municipal (businesses), and livelihood projects(for taxation purposes). These things are best done by the Governor, who have executive powers. Now the Congressman and the Governor should work cooperatively to achieve these things. And the only viable tandem that can perform this is the GC-CC partnership. WE are in a critical situation nowadays that we need to achieve results from the best performances. We should not keep on arguing on the conceptual and theoretical definitions of a dynasty that would not help BILIRAN to prosperity. I am to the point that the impact of DYSNASTY is not always objective but sometimes it can create best result by its subjectivity.

  168. Dang 182.

    Ayaw nag ipasubo sa ako ang pagkaon nga bisan kanus-a dugay ko na gisuka. Basaha ra gud ng akong mga posts? HINDI TAYO MAGKATALO.

    Raffy advocacy according to his mga tarutot:

    NO TO CHONG DYNASTY BUT YES TO AQUINO DYNASTY TO PROMOTE ESPINA CORRUPT DDYNASTY…

    VOTE FOR RAFFY, ESPINA VICTORY

  169. MALDITOPOD 176

    PLEASE DO NOT REST YOUR CASE TOO EARLY. ITS LIKE SURRENDERING THE FORT WITHOUT ME FIRING EVEN A SINGLE SHOT. THAT’S BAD FOR YOU, FOR SALAZAR AND THE ESPINAS.

    EVERY SITUATION IS UNIQUE AND CALLS FOR A DIFFERENT APPROACH DEPENDING ON WHAT IS AVAILABLE AS A MEANS TO ADDRESS A QUESTION POSED BY THAT PARTICULAR SITUATION.

    BACK THEN, THE SITUATION WAS THAT BILIRAN WAS ON THE GRIP OF POWER BY ONLY ONE FAMILY. ALL MAJOR POSTS WERE HELD BY THE ESPINA FAMILY. POLITICAL STRANGLEHOLD WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY. THE APPROACH WE TOOK WAS TO HIGHLIGHT THE EVILS OF THAT POLITICAL STRANGLEHOLD BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN ECONOMIC ABUSES (DAGHAN KAAYO ILANG MGA KABTANGAN NGA NAPONDAR PERO GAMAY RA KAAYO ANG LEVEL OF PUBLIC SERVICES NGA NING ABOT SA KATAWHAN, SA 3 YEARS NI GERRY BOY ESPINA ONLY 2.1 KILOMETERS OF ROAD ANG NASEMENTO) AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS ABUSES (THE CASE OF SMC DISTRIBUTORSHIP NI DR. JUAN PASTOR AND HIS BUSINESS PARTNERS GI-ILOG NI ESPINA, THE CASE OF THE PROPERTY NGA GIPALIT NI ROSELYN ESPINA FOR 1 MILLION BUT AFTER PAYING 250,000 GI-UNDANG NIYA PAGBAYAD, AKO BAYA ANG ABOGADO SA BIKTIMA).

    BACK THEN, WE TRUSTED EVERYONE THAT WAS IN OUR CAMP. BUT LITTLE DID WE KNOW, THE OTHER PILLAR IN OUR GROUP HAD ALREADY SOLD OUT. WE NEVER SAW HIM IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN. HE SOLD HIMSELF OUT ALREADY BY THEN.

    NOW, THE SITUATION IS ALMOST THE SAME AS BEFORE, ALL THE ESPINAS ARE RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. QUITE HONESTLY, I HAVE READ THEM WELL FAR BEFORE THIS DAY. I HAD TOLD MY STAFF MANY TIMES BEFORE, THAT I AM CONVINCED THAT ALL OF THEM WILL RUN FOR ALL AVAILABLE POSTS THEY LIKE. WE ARE AGAIN ON THE VERGE OF RETURNING TO THE POWER GRIP OF THE ESPINAS.

    NOW, THE SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IS THAT WE HAVE LEARNED A VERY GOOD AND HARD LESSON DURING THE ELECTIONS IN 2007. NOW, WE ARE SMARTER THAN BEFORE. NOW, WE KNOW WE SHOULD NEVER CHOOSE JUST ABOUT ANYONE TO RUN AS THE OTHER PILLAR IN OUR GROUP. I HAVE TO SELECT SOMEONE WHO WILL NEVER SELL OUT TO THE ESPINAS IF I WERE TO STAND A CHANCE AT DEALING WITH THEM FOR GOOD. I ONLY HAVE 3 PERSONS TO CHOOSE. MAYOR SUSAN PARILLA, ATTY. JOSE AGILA GRAPILON AND MY DAD. MY DAD WAS NOT THE ONLY CHOICE… HE WAS THE LAST CHOICE.

    I HAVE ALWAYS TRIED TO READ GERRY ESPINA SR’S MIND JUST AS HE IS ALSO TRYING HARD TO READ MY MIND. BUT SO FAR, I HAVE NOT BEEN MISTAKEN IN READING HIM ALTHOUGH HE EXPOSED HIMSELF AS A POLITICAL CHARLATAN WHEN HE PREMATURELY REJOICED ON RADIO UPON HEARING THAT MAYOR PARILLA WILL NOT BE RUNNING. NAPAKITA LANG GYUD HINUON NIYA NAKO NGA BURIT LANG GYUD IYANG PAGKA POLITICAL MASTER. IT WAS ALL HOT AIR… ANGAY I-OTOT!

    BUT DESPITE THAT, I ALWAYS APPROACH THE MINDSET OF GERRY ESPINA SR WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT HE IS THE TOTAL AND QUINTESSENTIAL POLITICAL MASTER THAT HE FLAUNTS HIMSELF TO BE. FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING, WHILE I AM ONLY A POLITICAL ‘DAVID’ AND HE IS A POLITICAL ‘GOLIATH’… I WILL NEVER ALLOW MY ‘SMALL SLING’ TO BE WITHOUT A READY STONE JUST IN CASE. IN OTHER WORDS, I AM ALWAYS WARY OF HIM. SO THAT WHEN OTHERS PRESENT THEMSELVES TO ME TO BE OUR GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TO THE POINT OF STALLING THE CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY OF OUR OWN CANDIDATE… SIYA NA GYUD INTAWON ANG NAMUGOS DIDTO SA HEADQUARTERS SA LAKAS-KAMPI… THAT MAKES ME ALL THE MORE SUSPICIOUS. I CAN SMELL A RAT-TRAP!

    CONSIDERING THESE SCENARIOS, I SINCERELY BELIEVE IT IS REASONABLY ACCEPTABLE TO DEVIATE FROM AN ORIGINAL PRONOUNCEMENT GIVEN UNDER AN ENTIRELY OR SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT CONTEXT. I AM HONEST ENOUGH TO ADMIT THAT I MADE A STRONG ANTI-DYNASTY RHETORIC BEFORE AND UNDER THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES.

    YOUR POSITION WOULD SEEM TO ME LIKE YOU ARE PUTTING ME ON A STRAIGHT-JACKET SO I CAN NOT MOVE… THAT I WILL BE FORCED TO ACCEPT A SELF-ANOINTED ALTERNATIVE GOVERNANCE ADVOCATE WHO IS WILLING TO PUT ME AT RISK OF DEATH BY RIDING ON A… CARNAPPED VEHICLE THEY CALL SIOKOY IN CEBU.

    IN THE END, AS I HAVE PITCHED STRONGLY IN MY REBUTTAL TO YOUR PREVIOUS POST… THE PERSONALITIES INVOLVED IS ONE ELEMENT OF THE WHOLE FABRIC OF POLITICAL DYNASTY THAT IS WORTH EXAMINING AND BE GIVEN DUE CONSIDERATION. IF YOU INSIST THAT I SHOULD NOT BE MADE TO TURN AROUND IN THE FACE OF A CONDITION THAT IS DIFFERENT FROM THE PREVIOUS ONE… THAT IS AKIN TO SAYING THAT POLITICAL DYNASTIES ARE BAD PER SE WITHOUT DUE CONSIDERATION OF THE OTHER ELEMENTS INVOLVED IN THAT SYSTEM. AGAIN, IT IS MYOPIC, BIASED, PREJUDICED.

    YOUR TURN…

  170. MALDITOPOD

    I READ AGAIN YOUR POST AND IT SEEMS THAT YOU ARE IMPLYING RATHER CLEARLY THAT MY TURNING AROUND FROM MY PREVIOUS ANTI-DYNASTY RHETORIC IS A FORM OF DECEIT. IN SHORT, YOU ACCUSE ME OF DECEIVING THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN.

    THIS IS HOW I WILL ANSWER YOU:

    I ASSSUME YOU BELIEVE IN ONE SUPREME BEING, HOWEVER DENOMINATED HE MAY BE DEPENDING ON ONE’S RELIGIOUS ORIENTATION AND THAT THIS SUPREME BEING IS CAPABLE ONLY OF DOING GOOD.

    I CANNOT ASK YOU TO BELIEVE ME AND WHAT IS INSIDE MY HEART BECAUSE YOU WILL NEVER BELIEVE ME. NEITHER CAN YOU SEE WHAT’S IN MY HEART. BUT THAT SUPREME BEING KNOWS ALL TOO WELL WHAT ARE OUR INTENTIONS AND MOTIVES… ESPECIALLY THOSE IN MY AND EVEN IN YOUR HEART. IF I WERE SIMPLY THAT EVIL OR DECEITFUL…

    1. HOW COME I WON AGAINST ALL ODDS, AGAINST ALL THE POLITICAL MASTERY AND POWER OF THE ESPINAS, INCLUDING STATE POWER (POLICE) THAT WAS THROWN ALL MY WAY? (DONT TELL ME I HAVE BECOME A POLITICAL MASTER IN MY OWN RIGHT… NAKAKATABA ‘TO NG PUSO.)

    2. HOW COME I SURVIVED IN THAT ILLEGAL SEARCH BY THE POLICE IN MADAO, KAWAYAN AT 12.15AM OF 29 APRIL 2007 ALTHOUGH AT ONE POINT, 6 POLICE OFFICERS POINTED ALL THEIR GUNS AT US INSIDE OUR CAR AND AT ANOTHER TIME, I WAS MADE TO ALIGHT MY CAR UNDER THE BARREL OF AN M16 POINTED AT MY CHEST?

    3. HOW COME MY FATHER SURVIVED THAT AMBUSH ON THAT FATEFUL EVENING OF 7 JUNE 2008 WHEN ACTUAL SHOTS WERE FIRED AND 2 OF MY SECURITY FELL DEAD?

    4. HOW COME I ESCAPED FROM THE DEVIOUS PLANS OF THE ESPINAS TO EMBARRASS ME AT THE NINOY AQUINO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON 10 JUNE 2009 BY HAVING ME ARRESTED BASED ON THEIR WARRANT OF ARREST THAT WAS ISSUED AGAINST MY PROCEDURAL AND SUBSTANTIVE RIGHT TO DUE PROCESS?

    5. HOW COME I WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE LAKAS CMD KAMPI PARTY WHEN THEY HAVE TRIED ALL HEAVEN AND EARTH TO BLOCK ME FROM GETTING INTO THE PARTY AND THEY ENDED UP BOLTING AND TRANSFERRING TO ANOTHER PARTY WHEN EVERYTHING WAS LOADED IN THEIR FAVOR RIGHT FROM THE START?

    6. HOW COME THE SUPREME COURT RULED ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO BEFORE I WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO POSSIBLE DISQUALIFICATION BECAUSE I DIDNT REMOVE ALL MY TARPAULINS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS WHILE GOVERNOR ROGER UTANGERO ESPINA ALREADY COVERED ALL HIS TARPAULINS AND PUBLICITY MATERIALS BECAUSE HE WAS ALREADY PREPARING TO DISQUALIFY ME… HOW COME THE SUPREME COURT REVERSED ITSELF AND IN MY FAVOR?

    THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THOSE THINGS THAT I MYSELF CANNOT POSSIBLY EXPLAIN. BUT SOMEONE HAD MADE ALL THESE THINGS POSSIBLE. IF I WERE EVIL OR DECEITFUL AS YOU IMPLY… I WOULD NEVER HAVE WON OR I WOULD HAVE BEEN DEAD BY NOW.

    HAVEN’T YOU GUYS SEEN THE WRITING ON THE WALL?

  171. Nice Cong.. We still believe in your, because you have enlighten biliran from the ranging darkness of ESPINA DYNASTY. They did not dedicate themselves as public servant for our people, but they dedicate only for their own.

  172. MABUHAY CONGRESSMAN GLENN CHONG AND GOV. CHARLIE CHONG, YOU CAN DO MORE FOR BILIRAN, GO GO GO!!!!!!!!
    IBAGSAK ANG MGA ESPINA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  173. GLENN CHONG!!!!!!

    LUGAR IKAW LANG DIAY ANG PALANNGA DIDTO SA

    TAAS????….

    HOW PATHETIC…..

    94 DAYS MORE TO GO BEFORE YOUR BURIT

    WILL LAST….

    I LIKE THE ODDS….HAHAHA

    GAME ON…..

  174. intoy,

    Thank you but definitely A VOTE FOR RAFFY IS A VOTE FOR THE POOR PEOPLE OF BILIRAN. It is not a vote for Espina because he is definitely different from ESpina and Salazar is against dynasty.
    You are definetly fond of inventing issues and fabricating lies. That’s your kind of politics.

    You look at the line-up of Salazar, only joe Gonzales who is his running mate and no one else. Is there any other Salazar in his line-up? NONE. Salazar does not have a congressman too for his line-up. So no DYNASTY MY FRIEND.

    And please be original. If you don’t have a platform please ask your candidates to make one, not unless your agenda is just a personal agenda and not an agenda for the people of Biliran.

    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO UNITY.
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO DEVELOPMENT
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PEACE
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO PROSPERITY.
    NO TO DYNASTY, YES TO OUR FUTURE.

    SERBISYO para sa KAUSWAGON,
    TRABAHO para sa KAUGMAON
    Nagdto sa tinuod nga KALINAW.

    YES TO ONE BILIRAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE VISION.

    Daghang Salamat

  175. i have seen the writngs on th wall and it says that politicians in NAVAL is among the most corrupt in the whole phils..hahahahaha

  176. Raffy is against Dynasty? tell it to the marines… he he he he

    My agenda here is to free Biliran from any rejects and corrupt politicians.

    Raffy’s presence in Biliran is very suspicios. This observation has passed through a series of brainstorming among the highly regarded personalities. We should not gamble the future of our province kahit kanino-kanino lang. One thing that we are sure, Raffy Zalasar is a product of corrupt political dynasty in the 3rd district of Leyte, the Veloso clan.

  177. Do you think Madlangbayan, you can persuade somebody here to believe because of you flowery words just to beautify the image of Raffy? HAMBOG KAMAN GANI!!!

    NO TO CHONG DYNASTY BUT YES TO AQUINO DYNASTY
    TO PROMOTE THE CORRUPT ESPINA DYNASTY

    VOTE FOR RAFFY, ESPINA VICTORY

  178. INTOY;

    Sorry I have mis-construed you.
    Ikaw kasi ning uban ka pag siyaget ug pagtiyabaw sa mga binayran hihihihihihihi

    Basta nanggawas raba tanan nga insekto karon kay duol na baya election.. Hala pahot pahot ug mga blog nga balik balik may nagpaka scholar nga mali mali naman ang grammar… May nagpakaumaw ng morag giligsan nga ireng kung makatiyabaw ngari sa blog..

    At the end of the day kabalo tang tanan nga kining mga pekeng anghel del a kiwkiw ngari manago ning tanan pagkatapos sa eleksyon kay dili kini sila pakuyugong ngadto sa Mainlang Leyte ug sa Quezon City..

  179. Glenn Chong:

    Bay, basaha usab imong mga gipangsuwat diri ilabina na katong imong mga last two posts. Pamalandong sa kuno gamay. Paminawa imong kaugalingon. Kay hilas ra kaayo. Makapanlimbawot intawo sa akong balahibo. You are already bordering on the delusional!

    Reality check sa ta Sir.

    Why did you win against all odds? Well, confluence of events. One, Danny Parilla died and the public backlash that the event created against the Espinas was enormous. Two, the Catholic hierarchy supported you as the moral force against the Espinas. Let us not also discount the fact that you had a good campaign strategy. You know, change politics, good governance and the like. After all, you were tutored at the Ateneo School of Government on campaigns and campaigns management (bag-o ba ni namatay si former Governor Parilla or pagkahuman na?).

    Pero, ang pinaka importante, bay, nganong nidaog ka, kay nituo ang mga tawo sa imo. Nituo sa imong mga pinulungan. Nadala sila sa imong mga kawsa ug sa imong damgo para sa Biliran – bag-uhon ang pamulitika, dili na maghimo og dynasty, etc. Kana lang huna-hunaa bay. Kay murag nalimot na ka.

  180. To the Admin:

    Can you please move this thread to the home page? As you can see, this remains to be current and active. And I think we should allow Biliranons to read this so they are informed about issues this coming elections.

  181. Hi Biliranon,

    It’s already in the frontpage

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  182. CONG.CHONG,

    NAISAHAN GYOD DIAY KA NI mayor susan NO? TARANTAR MAN DIAY NGA nagpagawas ug bluff lang nga pronouncement si mayor susan nga dili na modagan karon 2010? BISAG KLARONG GITUYO RA TO? ARON GAYOD KA MAPUGOS UG PAGAWAS SA IMONG 5milyon…hehe…UNSA GAYOD KATINUOD NGA NGA 5M PESOS ANG IMONG HANYAG KANG mayor susan ARON LAMANG IKAW dili malisang? PA MARAMAAY NALANG GAYOD NI RON ANG POLITIKA bisag ANG PINAKAMAHINHIN NGA POLITIKO natagdan na ug minarama…hehe

  183. LIBALIBA

    Pagkamalisyoso gayod nimo oy..
    Dugay na kana nga isyu imo na pod ibalik aron kunuhay makugang ang mga tawo aning imong isyu..

    Gitubag na kini nga imong akusasyong balik balik..
    Giduwaan lang kamong mga binayran arom mutuo nga naghtag ug lima kamilyon si Congressman kang Mayor Susan

    Wa ka ba kabasa sa iyang blog mahitungod ani.. Nga ang suwod sa iyang bag laptop lang intawon kay kabalo siya nga inyong mga simod ug mga mata nakatutuok sa ilahang duha sa usa ka restaurant diha sa Naval..

    Hala ka wa gud nimo uwaw gunggong kang dako..
    Hihihihi gibalik na pod kunuhay aron ingnon
    Ang imong angay ibalita ngari pila ka milyon ang itubong sa mga Espina ni Bongbong marcos aron suportahan ang iyang kandidatura ngari sa Biliran..

    Ang imong angayan ireport ngari kung pila ka milyon ang mahanaw daw bula nga kipitan sa kiwkiwang tigulang…

  184. REP. GLENN A. CHONG

    IN YOUR POST 184, YOU REPEATED — FOR THE nth TIME — THE UTTER LIE THAT I SOLD OUT TO THE ESPINAS IN THE 2007 ELECTIONS, TO WIT:

    “BACK THEN, WE TRUSTED EVERYONE THAT WAS IN OUR CAMP. BUT LITTLE DID WE KNOW, THE OTHER PILLAR IN OUR GROUP HAD ALREADY SOLD OUT. WE NEVER SAW HIM IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF THE CAMPAIGN. HE SOLD HIMSELF OUT ALREADY BY THEN.

    NOW, THE SITUATION IS ALMOST THE SAME AS BEFORE, ALL THE ESPINAS ARE RUNNING FOR PUBLIC OFFICE. QUITE HONESTLY, I HAVE READ THEM WELL FAR BEFORE THIS DAY. I HAD TOLD MY STAFF MANY TIMES BEFORE, THAT I AM CONVINCED THAT ALL OF THEM WILL RUN FOR ALL AVAILABLE POSTS THEY LIKE. WE ARE AGAIN ON THE VERGE OF RETURNING TO THE POWER GRIP OF THE ESPINAS.

    NOW, THE SLIGHT DIFFERENCE IS THAT WE HAVE LEARNED A VERY GOOD AND HARD LESSON DURING THE ELECTIONS IN 2007. NOW, WE ARE SMARTER THAN BEFORE. NOW, WE KNOW WE SHOULD NEVER CHOOSE JUST ABOUT ANYONE TO RUN AS THE OTHER PILLAR IN OUR GROUP. I HAVE TO SELECT SOMEONE WHO WILL NEVER SELL OUT TO THE ESPINAS IF I WERE TO STAND A CHANCE AT DEALING WITH THEM FOR GOOD. I ONLY HAVE 3 PERSONS TO CHOOSE. MAYOR SUSAN PARILLA, ATTY. JOSE AGILA GRAPILON AND MY DAD. MY DAD WAS NOT THE ONLY CHOICE… HE WAS THE LAST CHOICE.” (Cf. Excerpt from your Post 184)

    IN AN EARLIER POST (37), YOU STATED:

    “BESIDES, I HAVE EMPHATICALLY SAID, IT DOESNT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT MY FATHER SHOULD WIN. WHAT IS NECESSARY IS FOR HIM TO DIVIDE THE BATTLE IN TWO FRONTS. I CAN ONLY CHOOSE A PERSON WHO WILL NEVER BETRAY ME. I WILL CHOOSE THAT PERSON WHO WILL NEVER SELL HIMSELF OUT AND WHO ALSO STANDS A CHANCE OF SLUGGING IT OUT.

    KUNG DILI ANG AKONG AMAHAN AKO IBUTANG, THE REAL AND IMMINENT DANGER IS FOR GERRY BOY TO WIN EASILY. KUNG MODAUG SILA UG SIGURO SA GOVERNOR, THE REST SA UBOS WILL SURELY FOLLOW. WE WILL HAVE A SPECTACLE OF PROBABLY ALL ESPINAS LORDING US ALL OVER AGAIN.” (Cf. Excerpt from your Post 37)

    I SAY FOR THE nth TIME BECAUSE YOU HAVE REPEATEDLY MOUTHED THE SAME BLATANT FALSEHOOD IN YOUR RADIO PROGRAMS.

    I HAVE HELD MY PEACE FOR SO LONG AND JUST LET YOUR MALICIOUS INNUENDOS PASS. BUT AS YOU HAVE CONTINUED TO ABUSE ME AND ARE NOW USING THE BLATANT FALSEHOOD THAT I SOLD OUT TO THE ESPINAS AS YOUR REASON FOR CHOOSING YOUR FATHER AS “THE OTHER PILLAR” (TO BORROW YOUR OWN WORDS) IN THIS ELECTIONS, I AM FORCED TO DEFEND MY HONOR.

    I NEVER ABANDONED, MUCH LESS BETRAYED, YOU IN THE 2007 ELECTIONS. AND I CERTAINLY DID NOT SELL OUT TO THE ESPINAS. I CHALLENGE YOU OR ANY OF YOUR MINIONS TO COME OUT IN THE OPEN AND PROVE YOUR ACCUSATION.

    DURING THE LAST TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS, I WAS NOT WELL. ATTY. REDY VILLORDON KNOWS THIS. IT WAS TO HIM ALONE THAT I CONFIDED MY REAL HEALTH CONDITION. I NONETHELESS MADE UP FOR MY ABSENCE DURING SOME OF OUR SORTIES BY ASKING MY DAUGHTER, MIKKA, TO SPEAK ON MY BEHALF.

    IF TRUTH BE TOLD, IT WAS YOU AND YOUR FATHER AND YOUR BLIND FOLLOWERS WHO BETRAYED AND ABANDONED ME AT THE LAST HOUR. YOU ABANDONED ME BECAUSE YOU PERCEIVED I HAD NO MONEY TO BUY VOTES. THAT IS THE PURE AND SIMPLE TRUTH. A TRUTH YOU KNOW. A TRUTH YOUR FATHER KNOWS. A TRUTH DECENT PEOPLE WHO WERE PART OF OUR CAMPAIGN IN 2007 KNOW. YET, YOU CHOOSE TO PEDDLE A BAREFACED LIE. WHY?

    BOY TY, MAYOR SUSAN PARILLA, ATTY. REDY VILLORDON, DR. PASTOR, DR. MEDALLA AND THE REST OF THE NAVAL SLATE IN THE 2007 ELECTIONS CAN ALL ATTEST TO THIS: TOGETHER WE PLEDGED NOT TO BUY VOTES. BUT YOU REFUSED TO JOIN THE PLEDGE.

    YES, YOU DID WIN IN THE 2007 ELECTIONS. BUT YOU DID NOT WIN THE VOTES. YOU BOUGHT THE VOTES.

    UPON WHAT MORAL HIGH GROUND DO YOU NOW PROFESS TO LECTURE US ON YOUR FITNESS TO BE RE-ELECTED CONGRESSMAN AND YOUR FATHER’S FITNESS TO BECOME GOVERNOR OF BILIRAN?

    SUFFRAGE IS THE BEDROCK OF DEMOCRACY BECAUSE IN A DEMOCRACY, SOVEREIGNTY RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE AND ALL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY EMANATES FROM THEM. VOTE-BUYING OR ANY SCHEME, DEVICE OR ARTIFICE THAT DEFEATS OR UNDERMINES THE RIGHT OF THE CITIZENRY TO FREELY CHOOSE WHO WILL GOVERN THEM IS A DIRECT ASSAULT ON DEMOCRACY.

    VOTE-BUYING — THE SCOURGE OF ALL ELECTIONS PAST – IS ANATHEMA TO FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY.

    YOU BUY VOTES, YOU KILL A NATION’S HOPE FOR GOOD GOVERNANCE AND TRUE REPRESENTATION.

    YOU BUY VOTES, YOU LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR CORRUPTION.

    YOU BUY VOTES, YOU PERPETUATE YOURSELF IN POWER BY ALL MEANS, FAIR OR FOUL.

    AND YES, YOU GUESSED IT RIGHT – YOU BUY VOTES, YOU CREATE A DYNASTY.

    IS THIS WHAT A “FREEDOM FIGHTER” – AS YOU ARE WONT TO CALL YOURSELF — DOES?

    IN 2007, WE CAMPAIGNED ON A STRONG ANTI-DYNASTY STANCE. THE CLERGY AND ENLIGHTENED BILIRANONS SUPPORTED US. BUT YOU BETRAYED THEM. NOW, NO AMOUNT OF RHETORIC CAN MASK THE NOISOME SCENT OF YOUR SUDDEN TURNABOUT.

    OR, PERHAPS YOU NEVER REALLY MEANT WHAT YOU SAID IN 2007?

    THE CONSTITUTION IS EMPHATIC ENOUGH: IT PROHIBITS POLITICAL DYNASTIES (Cf. Section 26, Article II). THE FACT THAT CONGRESS HAS YET TO DEFINE “POLITICAL DYNASTIES” DOES NOT MAKE YOUR ABANDONMENT OF THE ANTI-DYNASTY CAUSE ANY LESS ODIOUS. IT MAKES IT EVEN MORE SO. IF YOU ARE TRULY AGAINST POLITICAL DYNASTIES, HOW COME AS REPRESENTATIVE OF BILIRAN YOU NEVER LIFTED A FINGER TO PUSH THE PASSAGE OF AN ENABLING LAW FOR SECTION 26, ARTICLE II OF THE CONSTITUTION?

    IN 2007, YOU RAN UNDER THE LIBERAL PARTY. YOU WERE THE DISTRICT CHAIRMAN. I WAS THE ACTING PROVINCIAL CHAIRMAN. IN LATE 2009, WITHOUT AS MUCH AS A BY YOUR LEAVE – INDEED, WITHOUT CONSULTING THE MEMBERS OF THE LIBERAL PARTY IN BILIRAN AND WITHOUT FORMALLY RESIGNING FROM THE LIBERAL PARTY – YOU JUMPED SHIP AND JOINED LAKAS-KAMPI CMD. THE PARTY LEARNED ABOUT IT ONLY FROM THE FOOTAGES OF YOUR OATH SWEARING.

    CHAIRMAN FRANK DRILON TOLD ME THE LIBERAL PARTY HEADQUARTERS DOES NOT EVEN HAVE YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER BECAUSE YOU PRACTICALLY DID NOT COMMUNICATE WITH THE PARTY AFTER YOU BECAME CONGRESSMAN, EVEN AS YOU RAN UNDER ITS AUSPICES. IN SHORT, YOU ABANDONED THE LIBERAL PARTY LONG BEFORE YOU JOINED LAKAS-KAMPI CMD.

    IS THIS WHAT AN HONORABLE CONGRESSMAN DOES?

    DO NOT FURTHER YOUR INSIDIOUS POLITICAL AGENDA AT MY EXPENSE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. NO LONGER WILL I LET YOUR MALICIOUS INNUENDOS PASS.

    ATTY. RUBEN L. ALMADRO

  185. Dang:

    Ayaw nalang nag ashi si Libat-libat kay makulob man tawon ang iyang kaldero kon dili maka post mao nga cut and paste nalang ang iyang gihimo. Frustrated naman gud na kaayo sila karon kay bisan ang ilang mga gihimong mga paun para makubit ang mga ubang suppoter nila Rep. Chong, nabuklo man mao nga medyo laylo sila karon pero nangita na sila ug paagi nga makabuylo. Kaya ingat lang gyud ta nga dili masulod sa ilang mga bitag.

  186. Karon, dako na jud ang akong pagtoo sa giingon ni KKB nga dili IP ang iyang pag-ila sa mga bloggers kon dili ang ” trade mark”. Tan-awa, si Libat-libat na pod ang ng intimidate nga iyang iradyo ang Bl.com. It sounds familiar di ba?

  187. ATTY. ALMADRO
    Actually as of last 2007 Election you ruin yourself in the party to run as Congressman, Why you haven’t chosen? Why was the only option was Roger Yu and nothing else until it was a rush time to elect who would be the candidate for Congressman? GLENN CHONG refuse to be a candidate but then he was force to run because you were not an option for all and his the only choice other than Roger Yu.
    Did Cong. Glenn Chong betrayed you or you betrayed Cong. Glenn Chong? We all know that you join Liberal Party since then, and sorry for the choice of Cong. to join KAMPI, because he just wanted to bring more projects in biliran with the support of her Excellency Pres. Arroyo. It’s Simply Amazing…..

  188. ATTY. RUBEN L. ALMADRO 200

    Ha ha ha he he he. Uy babanhaw man si Ruben. Ting-eleksyon na gyud diay.. ha ha ha he he he. Nahadiin ka man Ruben nga kalit ka man lang nahanaw human sa eleksyon nga unsa to? may sakit ka sa katapusang duha ka semana una ang eleksyon? ha ha hahe he. Nasakit o nagpasakit sakit he hahe ha he.

    Unya nigbutho ka sa kaso ni Jerome Arcenal nga spokesman ni Gerry Espina SR unya nawala na pod. Karon, lain na pod ang stratehiya ni Gerry Espina Sr. Pambungad na si Ruben Almadro ha ha ha he he he. Bitaw Ruben ayaw na la ug hirit kay siete ka na. Bisan sa imong mga kaso nga gigunitan sa minglabay nga panahon, puro bulilyaso gihapon.

    Karon ipakita sa mga Biliranon nga matinudanon ka sa imong kandidatura sa 2007. Ibatbat dinhi ug unsay nahitabo nimo sa miaging eleksyon unya kompletoha ug verifiable nga proof nga aduna kay sakit. Ibatbat dinhi ug unsay imonbg pakabuhi human sa eleksyon apili lang pod ug tax return nimo aron atong mahibawan ug unsay imong income sa miaging 3 ka tuig. Ibatbat dinhi ngano nga kalit ka lang mingtungha karon nga kung imong basahon ang mga blog dinhi ug sa pikas nga website, daghan man kaayong komento mahitungod sa imo sa nahitabo sa 2007.

    Makauwat ka kausa, kaduha unya mohirit ka pa ug katulo? ha ha ha he he he. Wa ka ba mobasa sa balita niadtong pagbalhin ni Glenn sa Lakas Kampi CMD diin mismo ang hierarchy sa Liberal Party mipasundayag sa ilang pagsabot sa aksyon ni Glenn? Maoy hinungdan nga wala sila magpadagan ug kandidato pagka-kongressman dhin sa Biliran? ha ha ha he he he.

    Ruben, eleksyon naman diay mao nga kalit kang ningtungha dinhi… ha ha ha he he he.

  189. ATTY. RUBEN ALMADRO

    I HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT ONLY THE GUILTY WILL REACT FIERCELY IF THEY FEEL THEY WERE AT ANY POINT BEING ALLUDED TO. THE INNOCENT NEVER CARES BECAUSE DEEP IN HIS HEART HE KNOWS HE IS INNOCENT. HE NEED NOT SPEAK. BUT THE GUILTY… THEY WILL DO THEIR BEST TO HIDE THEIR GUILT NO MATTER HOW PERVASIVE THE BELIEF ABOUT THAT GUILT IS. I NEVER NAMED ANY PERSON IN MY POST BECAUSE I WAITED UNTIL THAT PERSON WILL REACT AND GAUGE HIS REACTION. NOW THE PUBLIC WILL KNOW PROBABLY BETTER.

    JUST FOR STARTERS… IM CURRENTLY TRAVELING AND I WILL DEFINITELY GET BACK HERE TO ANSWER YOU POINT BY POINT.

    1. UNSA, WE PLEDGED NEVER TO BUY VOTES? WA KA MALIPONG? DID YOU REMEMBER YOUR TEXT TO ME AND TO ATTY. VILLORDON ABOUT 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS TO BORROW 5 MILLION PESOS FROM ME AND MY DAD PAYABLE AFTER THE ELECTIONS? UNSAON MAN NIMO ANG 5 MILLION, IMONG HIMUON NGA UNLAN O BANIG? YOU ARE THE BLATANT LIAR!

    2. UNSA, WE ABANDONED YOU? WA KA MALIPONG? DID YOU EVER PAY YOUR SHARE FOR ALL THE MITING DE AVANCES WE HAD AGREED TO SHOULDER 50-50? WHERE WERE YOU AT THE LAST MINUTE OF THE BATTLE? NASAKIT? TELL THAT TO THE MARINES!

    LET ME CORRECT YOU RATHER VERY CLEARLY AS TO BORE THIS THING INSIDE YOUR MIND… I NEVER CALLED MYSELF HONORABLE. I NEVER RELISH CALLING OR ADDRESSING MYSELF HONORABLE. TELLING THE TRUTH IS NEVER DISHONORABLE TO ME. THE TRUTH IS DISHONORABLE ONLY TO THE JADED EYES.

    YOU REALLY SOUND LIKE YOUR MINIONS BUT IM NOT SURPRISED… THEY ONLY FOLLOW THEIR LEADER.

  190. balik ta ani!!!

    hahay!!!

    mga tag-as man unta og hibawo, pero gahi pasabton, tungod kabuang utok nga hadlok dili cla ka kwarta kung dili cla mulaban sa mga espina,

    nahan cla kadawat og 1k to 10k gkan sa capilyo pero kay governor letter M, milyon ang dawat,

    kamo nga laban sa mga espina ayaw cge pangusog sa cge atake sa tamdem nga father and son, kay bisan saon dili man gyud mo mobotar sa mga chong saman gamit cge yawyaw ninyo…

    kami nakasabot sa kabutang ni Cong. y iya father gipili.,, naglikay sa pinalitay sa mga kandidato nga mobalitok dayon,

    jerome arcenal, maau lage ka mo tagawtaw sa radyo, nya sa gawas mura kag naglutaw sa hangin mahadlok maglingi-lingi sa mga tawo, dili kaharong.,

  191. ATTY. RUBEN ALMADRO

    SENATOR DRILON HAS MY CELLULAR PHONE NUMBER. THE LIBERAL PARTY SENT ME TO TAIWAN AS AN OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PARTY IN DEC 2007. I WAS WITH SENATOR DRILON THEN. THE LIBERAL PARTY SENT ME TO BELFAST AND LONDON AS AN OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PARTY IN MAY 2008.

    IN OTHER WORDS, YOUR POSTS ARE BLATANT LIES DESIGNED TO SUIT ONLY YOUR SELFISH AGENDA.

  192. Atty Ruben Almadro

    Ha ha ha he he he hi hi hi.

    8 solons bolt LP to join Lakas

    By Leila Salaverria
    Philippine Daily Inquirer
    First Posted 00:34:00 10/11/2009

    October 11th, 2009

    https://www.biliranisland.com/blogs/?p=1158#comments

    (excerpts)

    “But LP spokesman and Quezon Representative Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada III dismissed the defections, saying that it was not a big deal, because of the eight lawmakers only Chong was still a party member.

    Tañada said the rest filed their certificates of candidacy in 2007 as Lakas candidates, except for Roxas, who ran under the United Opposition.

    “Their oath-taking with Lakas has no bearing with the Liberal Party. In this equation, we just lost one representative. We would like to wish Representative Chong all the best,” he said.
    Tañada also said local politics was a factor in the lawmakers’ decision, and this showed the weakness of the country’s political system.”

    (please click on the link to read the full article)

  193. Unsa? Mangutang unta ug P5Milyon 2 ka adlaw una ang eleksyon? ha ha ha he he he hi hihi. Mora man ug pikas pikas diay ang hirit ani. ha ha ha he he he hi hi. Unya pila man diay ni karong 2010? ha ha ha he he he hi hi hi. Unya ningpago gihapon sa gasto sama sa unang mga ning-aging eleksyon? ha ha ha he he he

    Unya mao ni pambungad nga ataki ni Gerry Espina Sr, Roger Espina, Gerryboy Espina Jr, Roselyn Espina Paras ug Rudy Espina? ha ha ha he he he. Mogamit gani mo ug attack dog kana pong may credibility.. haha ha he he he hi hi hi pareha kang Utip/LIBA-LIBA nga dili si Jun Del Rosario kuno.. ha hahahe he he hi hi hi.

  194. Hay buhay politikong bayaran..
    Maski sa anong pagkakataon makikita ang pagkahagaman sa salapi.
    Isinugal ang pangalan sa ngalan ng pera pero anf reputasyon maski anon pang justification ang i post dito sa blog… wala na …sayang po kayo… dahil wala kayo nga kayo ay kinailangan namin..

    Nasaan po kayo nang kami ay apihin ng pamilya de powerful de Biliran
    Nangako kayo na kami inyong tutulungan pero naglaho kayong parang bula noon tinatawag namin inyong pangalan.. Naging bingi kayo sa aming mga karaingan.. Nagtago kayo na para bang ayaw mo kaming harapin…Di namin alam ang iyong dahilan basta ka lang nawala na parang walang anuman..

    Ngayong malapit na ulit ang eleksyon bigla kayong susulpot na parang kabute…
    Nasaan ang iyong konsiyensya noong kami ay inapi?
    Nasaan ka noong kailangan ka namin?

    Ngayon bumalik ka para ano pa i justify ang iyong pagkawala?
    Ang sinungaling balutin man ng degree at salapi sinungaling pa rin..
    Balutin ka man ng katalinuhan sa larangan ng ekonomiya sayang lang dahil wala po kayong kredibilidad!!!!!!

  195. ATTY ALMADRO:

    I WAS ONE OF YOUR LEADERS BEFORE WHEN DP RAN AGAIN FOR GOVERNOR AND I CAN TESTIFY THAT YOU LEFT US BEHIND 2 DAYS BEFORE AND DURNG THE ELECTION DAY. WE WERE IN TROUBLE FINANCIALLY BECAUSE YOUR WATCHERS WERE HUNGRY. ITS GOOD THAT DP PROVIDED US. BEFORE THE COUNTING STARTED, WE GOT SOME PERSONAL CHECKS FROM YOU. SO, WE SPEND OUR OWN PERSONAL MONEY FOR YOUR WATCHERS BUT AFTER ELECTION THE CHECKS BOUNCHED.

    WHAT YOU DID TO DP YOU DID IT ALSO TO REP. GLENN CHONG. HUWAG KANG MAGMALINIS, KILALA KANA NAMIN. NAA PA NG MGA TAO MO SA CABUCGAYAN NGA MGA ABUSADO, BISAN IMONG MGA PAREINTE WALA MOBUTAR SA IMO. SAYANG KAAYO ANG TRUST NAMO SA IMO.

  196. Kumusta na Atty Ruben Almadro. Ug imong basahon ug maayo ang mga panghitabo aning maong kaso, pareho ang pattern ini. Ang imong pagkabakakon ug neglect sa imong trabaho isip usa ka abogado. Bitaw ug mahitabo nga mabalik si Erap sa puwesto, basin baya ug mamutos ka ug dagan sa gawas… haha ha he he he hi hi hi. Ang katawanan ini si Gerry Espina Sr gusto ra ba nga saw-on pod si Erap ug Binay isip usa sa daghang mga partido nga gipasaligan pod. haha ha he he he hi hi hi

    Hala pahinumdom la ning mga excerpts sa resilusyon sa Case 5246. Wa ra ba ka magpahibalo sa mga Biliranon niadtong 2007 nga nadisbar diay ka niadtong 2003. Unya naa kay kredibilidad? Ingna si Gerry Espina Sr nga haha ha he he he hi hi hi.

    Republic of the Philippines
    SUPREME COURT
    Manila

    SECOND DIVISION

    A.C. No. 5246 March 20, 2003
    EDGAR O. PEREA, complainant,
    vs.
    ATTY. RUBEN ALMADRO, respondent.

    “Respondent would have this Court believe a very preposterous story of how his draft disappeared, all the time avoiding the simple fact that he failed to submit the necessary pleading before the trial court. Such behavior cannot be countenanced and deserves stern penalty therefor.

    WHEREFORE, finding respondent Atty. Ruben Almadro guilty of serious neglect of his duties as a lawyer and of open disrespect for the court and the authority it represents, as embodied in Canon 18, Rules 18.03 and 18.04 and Canon 10, Rule 10.01 of the Code of Professional Responsibility, he is SUSPENDED from the practice of law for one (1) year and FINED in the amount of Ten Thousand (P10,000.00) Pesos, with a WARNING that any or similar acts of dishonesty would be dealt with more severely.”

    (Please click on the link below to read the full resolution)
    http://www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri2003/mar2003/ac_5246_2003.html

  197. DPIKAT 211

    Mao ba? Nasayop si Gerry Espina Sr sa iyang pambungad nga ataki gamit si Ruben unya imo dayong pahilumon? haha ha he he he hi hi hi. Karon mahibawan na hinoon ug unsay tinuod nga nanghitabo kang Houdini Ruben Almadro. Ang kandidatong mora ug christmas tree, naa na pod wa na pod, naa na pod wa na pod.. ha ha he he hi hi.

    Bitaw, mataranta mo karon ug damage control ani kay kini maoy mohatag ug ligon nga basihan ngano si Glenn dili makasalig sa uban tungod sa mga ning-aging mga panghitabo. haha ha he he he hi hi hi. Naunsa man si Gerry Espina Sr nga sa tanang mga alipores si Ruben pa man gyud ang gigamit? ha ha ha he he he. Alegre ni unya wa pa magsugod ug hagpat hagpat sa mga nagtikadaghang mga kabtangan sa Espina Dynasty.. ha hahe he hi hi.

  198. Mao na lagi ni ang mga giingon nga:

    Bato-bato sa langit
    Ang maipit dili mopiyait.

    Ang ugang nga pingputak
    Mao ang nangitlog.

    Pareho pod ni sa usa pa ka sanglitanan. Sa usa ka grupo, dunay usa ka nagbisgo nga lalaki nga nag-ingon, “Mangamatay pa unta ang tanang mga guwapa!”

    Unya, dunay usa ka hanginon pod nga babaye ang kalit ningsagbang pag-ingon, “Simbako!”

    Napugos intawon ang nagbisgo pag-ingon, “Kay gwapa diay ka!”

    Manundog na lang unta si Atty. A kang utip/ libat-libat – ang para blog didto sa Caraycaray ug sa Atipolo – nga nagpagahi na lang. Dili mutubag ug diretso sa bisag unsang pangutana sa iya dinhi. Paturatoy lang siya ug blog ug cut-and-paste, bisag bahaw, ampaw, tinughong, ug pasaw na ang issue.

    Unsa tikapiyait na ngani, suguon niya ang kanding, ang tag-iya sa upat ka computer, ug karon si Atty. A ang iyang pa atakehon dinhi sa uban nga mga bloggers.

  199. Wala na buking na talaga ang alas ng Espina Dynasty..
    Ano pa kaya ang sunod na lalabas…
    Tiyak pag pipiestahan na naman ito ng mga Freedom Fighters..
    Bakit kasi puro may “sumpa” ang kanilang ginagamit para maging isyu laban kay GC…

    Ibig sabihin noon nagkukumahog na ang Dynasty de kiwkiw to field in anyone whom they think has the guts to make their political propaganda on the move…

    Maski ano pang isyu ang ibato sa mga Chong… YOU CANNOT PUT THE GOOD MEN DOWN!!!!!!

    Una ang nagbabato may isyu rin upang batuhin ng batuhin

    Pangalawa: Ang nagbabato mga walang kredibilidad

    Pangatlo: Ang mga nagbabato kilalang mga elipores de-Espina

    Pang apat: Ginagawa nila ito bilang pang damage control sa mabahong pangalan sa Biliran

    Pang lima: Gawain ito ng mga talunan maski wala pang eleksyon

    Pang anim: Gawain ito nga mga taong takot mabalikan sa kanilang pang aabuso sa Biliran

    Pang pito: KAYO NA ANG HUMUSGA

  200. AYAW NA TA PALINLA SA NAGPAKAARON-INGNON NGA idol o freedom fighter!!! KUNG NALINLA MAN TA SA KANIADTONG 2007, isilsil ra to nga isip LEKSYON KANATONG MGA BILIRANON…

    GAHAMAN MAN POD DIAY SA poder NING INTSIKA…paingon-ingon pa nga siya ray potling paglaum pagtumba sa ANTI-DYNASTY? UNSA MAN NI RON SI charlie chong…GOBERNOR PA ANG GI INTERESAN?

    karon pilay mga ordinaryong tawo ang gi tiaw-tiawan ning poderosong pamilyang intsik? sila spo2 saul..cidg…col sabornido..taga dpwh…kalooy ang nahiaguman ani nila.

  201. LIBA-LIBA

    Ha Ha ha He he he Hi Hi Hi

    Nagtikaw tikaw diay dihapon ka? ha ha ha. Unsa man guud naa kang spo2 saul..cidg…col sabornido..taga dpwh ha ha hahe he he. Pangutan-a na la si Ruben Almadro ang batikang abogado ni Gerry Espina Sr ha ha hahehe heha ha ha.

  202. JUST TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT: I AM NOT THE LAWYER OF GERRY ESPINA OR ANY MEMBER OF THE ESPINA FAMILY.

    I AM THE LAWYER OF SPO2 RENATO SAUL.

    I ACCEPTED HIS CASE BECAUSE I CANNOT ACCEPT INJUSTICE.

    MY SUSPENSION FROM THE PRACTICE OF LAW FOR ONE (1) YEAR IS A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD. IT IS NOT SOMETHING I’VE HIDDEN FROM ANYONE.

    I HAVE NOT READ ANY SUBSTANTIVE REJOINDER TO MY POST 2000.

    CICERO PUT IT WELL, INDEED, WHEN HE SAID: “WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF ARGUMENTS, ABUSE THE PLAINTIFF!”

    ATTY. RUBEN L. ALMADRO

  203. ATTY. RUBEN L. ALMADRO 219

    Mao ba? Unsa to a matter of public record?Kana kung ang maong record available sa kadaghanan sa mga ordinaryong katawhan. Kung dili tungod sa internet dili mahibawan sa pipila lang ka mga katawhan ang imong pag-pamakak sa korte ug sa imong suspension. Ug ingon pa nila, nakalusot ka kay bisan ang imong kapartido sa 2007 wala mahibalo sa imong bulilyaso sa maong kaso. Ang Korte Suprema mismo mikumpirmar piaagi sa maong resolusyon sa “act of dishonesty” nga imong gihimo.

    Nangita ka ug rejoinder sa imong post 200?, gitubag ka na ni Glenn ug sa iyang tubag klaro kaayo nga namakak na pod ka. Ayaw na ug tuntuha ang mga Biliranon kay dili sa tanang adlaw imong mauwat. Iplastar dinhi ug naa kay verfiable proof nga ikaw naay sakit sa katapusang mga adlaw sa eleksyon ug ngano nga nahanaw kay ug kalit. Ayaw na pod ug ingon nga nawala sa diskette ang imong proof kay bisan ang Supreme Court gikatawan ka lang. Pakapini lang pod ug unsay imong pakabuhi sa saulod sa miaging tulo ka tuig ug ubani ug imong income tax return aron masuta ug giunsa nimo pagsuporta ang imong lifestyle ha ha ha he he he hi hi hi.

    Unsa? ning quote ka pa kang Cicero? ha ha ha he he he, daghan pang kaso nga imong gibulilyaso nga mohinay hinay ug gawas unya dinhi sa blog. Ayaw na pag-hirit kay bistado na ang bulitin. ha ha ha he he he hi hi hi

    Unsa dili ka abogado sa mga Espina? ha ha ha he he he. pero abodado sa mga alipores sa mga Espina? Inhustisya? Hai man ang hustisya sa mga namatyan ug mga nanga-angol sa among hitabo? Ang buot ba nimong ingnon nga pro bono ang imong paglaban kang Sp02 Saul? Nga mogasto ka sa imong panahon ug kaugalingong kwarta kay sa imong taw-aw dakong inhustisya kang Saul. Ug imong basahon dinhi sa blog, ang mga blogger nga sama kang Utip Liba-Liba nga puro tawo ni Espina pareho ug tema sa ilang sinultihan.. he hehe hustisya para kang Saul, dili sa mga namatyan.

    Panyero ayaw na lang ug hirit kay basin hinoon ug mang-gawas na ang tanan nimong baho gikaan pa sa una nimong pag-dagan. ha ha ha he he he hi hi hi. Pangumusta na lang kang Pareng Gerry… ha ha ha hehe he hi hi hi.

    Haay Ruben bisan unsaon dili ka lang kingkoy nga abugado, bakakon pa gyud. ha ha ha he he he hi hi hi. Palihog pag-binisaya ayaw nalang ug inglish inglish, aron makasabot ang tanan sa imong mga butbot.. ha ha ha he he he.

    Karon, iladlad kuno dinhi kung unsay imong pakabuhi sa sulod sa miaging tuilo ka tuig human sa 2007 eleksyon.

  204. ATTY. ALMADRO:

    YOU DONT HAVE ANY SUBSTANTIVE REJOINDER OF YOUR POST? OR YOU DONT HAVE ANY WORDS OF ALIBI TO JUSTIFY YOUR FAILURES WHY YOU LOST 3 TIMES IN BILIRAN?

    WHAT A NONSENSE DEFENSE! YOU WANT JUSTICE TO SAUL BUT YOU HAVE IMPUTED INJUSTICES TO US DURING ELECTIONS! UNTIL NOW, WHAT YOU DID TO US, SA DIHANG NAGTAGULILONG KA SA ELECTION, IS A KIND OF UNFAIR TREATMENT! WE NEED JUSTICE!

    YOUR FLICKERING POLITICAL MOVEMENT DURING ELCTIONS DEMONNSTRATED YOUR IRRESPONSIBLITY. IT’S A BANE OF OUR POLITICAL STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ESPINA CORRUPT ESPINA DYNASTY.

    I HAVE MORE ISSUES FOR YOU TO HAUL UP!

  205. Atty Almadro;

    Your reasonings and justifications do not coincide to the kind of lawyer, politician and economist that I come to know you of.

    You failed us and until now you are doing so. Do not expect us to believe your alibis because your actions speak louder than what you are trying to justify in here..

    You are not the ideal politician i have dreamed because you failed to deliver the political will that we have expected you to perform.

    No words can describe how you deserted us in fighting back the political clan who wanted to control all the facets of Biliran.. We have counted on you but you have made yourself be counted out in the political process that you yourself promised us that you will deliver… You were nowhere to be found when we were calling your name to make that noble scenario happen.. You were out of reach when we tried to extend our hand.. You did not reciprocate our call for a clean and honest election because you were not there to lead us to it..

    One word is enough for a noble man… You were not the ideal politician we have envisioned you to be one… SAYANG PO KAYO!

  206. REFORMIST POD/INTOY/DANG,

    AYOHA GYOD PAGPAKA doble kara…HEHE…KABASTOS NING TINUBAGAN NING ALIPORES NI CONG.CHONG….

    UNSA MAN DIAY ANG IMONG TAN-AW ANANG NAPAINGNAN NI spo2 saul? DILI BA BIKTIMA RA SA tudlo ni charlie chong? NATANGGONG DAYON…HEHE…pwede diay ni no,itudlo ra ang tawo nga mao na…mao na..kahuman mapreso? KALAW-AY O MAKAHARADLOK NING KLASENG pamilyang politiko.

    si col sabornido? di ba usa pod nga biktima ani nila ug pagpanglampastangan sa iyang pagkatawo?

    kinsa si spo2 bacalla…biktima ug akusasyon nga ang pamilya chong ray nasayod? PANGUTANA SA KANG merced o barotol UNSAY ILANG napainganan…hehe

  207. Libat-libat:

    Mind your own busines! I never interrupted with one of your blogs coz not only bastos but nonsense and garbage too. Who do you think are more victims of injustices, Inton parilla and his family or the accused? tubaga ko libat-libat kay dili taka sibugan, lain ka ra ba kay motipas dayon ka ug topic. Imo lang ming liba-libaon…. he he he he!

  208. LIBA-LIBA

    Unsa hustisya sa mga suspetsado? ha haha he he he hi hihi. Didto na ibato sa korte… ha ha ha he he he hi hihi. Si Bacalla ug si Sabornido kauban na ang imong amo nga si Gerry Espina Sr dili pa lusot aning maong kaso kay kana naa pa sa appeal process. haha ha he he he. Mao bitaw nga tua na lang sa Kawayan nagsamok-samok kay gawas nga naay white clay mining, disimulado pa gyud sa pag-abot sa panahon. haha ha he he he. Ang makasalba na lang unya nila kung modaug si Manny Villar nga makatapion sa kaso… ha ha ha he he he.

    Dakong pangutana, kinsa man kaha karon ang nagsuporta sa pamilya ni Saul? Way problema sa abogado kay ang abogado si Ruben Almadro naman nga dili kuno abogado sa mga Espina pero abogado sa mga alipores ni Espina… haha ha he he he.

    Ngano man gyud nga pare-pareho man ang tema sa inyong mga blog? Hustisya sa mga suspetsado dili sa mga namatyan o nanga-angol? Ug naa pay delicadeza ang kingkoy nga abogado nga mora ug si Houdini, iya kining gi-refer sa laing abogado nga makatabang. Pro-bono or Gerry Bono? ha ha he he he hi hi hi.

    Hala mora man ug ikaw na lay nagtikaw-tikaw dinhi. Nadugang hinoon si Ruben Almadro, abogado kuno… ha ha ha he he he.

  209. ATTY.RUBEN ALMADRO,
    MANGINGILAD NING DAKU NI BOTAR BAYA KO SA IMO BAKAKON SA MIAGING 2007 ELECTION ABI MAN NAKO KON TINARUNG IMONG PAG LINE-UP NI CONG.GLENN CHONG.
    TULIBAGBAG MAN DIAY KANG DAKU LINYA MAN DIAY KAS MGA ESPINA NGA MGA CORRUPT.
    SA LAST NA NGA CAMPAIGN SA NAVAL TERMINAL YEAR 2007 NANGITA KOS IMO UG HAIN RAKA.
    IGO RAMI NIMO GIBASAHAN UG BAKAK NGA POLONG NGA NASAKIT KA.
    IMO PAGYUD GIAPIL APIL IMONG ANAK SA IMONG PAGKA BAKAKON.

  210. ATTY.RUBEN ALMADRO,
    SA PAGKAHANGOL GYUD NIMOG KUARTA DAKU DIAY ANG BAYAD SA IMO NI GERRY SR.ARON IMO LANG LAWGAWON ANG UTOK SA KATAWHAN NGA KONOHAY SINCERO ANG IMONG PAG LINE-UP NI CONG.GLENN CHONG GIAYO GYUD NIMO PAGPASULOD SA BULSA ANG KATAWHAN.
    KARON DELI NAMI MAILAD RUBEN SA IMONG BAKAK.
    SIMOD PALANG NIMO ANG TAN-AWON MORA KA UG BABOY NGA IGO RANG LAWGAN.

  211. LIBAG LIBAG,
    BISAN MAGBALINTUWAD PA NANG IMONG PANGAMPANYA SA MGA ESPINA IKAW RAY BOTAR SA ILA.
    AYAW LAG E APIL APIL MING MGA KATAWHAN NGA NAHIGMATA NAS KAMATOORAN.
    SOLOHA NALANG LIBAG LIBAG NANG ESPINA DYNASTY.
    BAHALA KA KON NAGBINOLOK KANG DAKU.
    SI CONG.GLENN CHONG UG SI CHARLIE CHONG DUHA RA DELI MATAWAG NGA DYNASTY.
    ANG ESPINA MAO NAY MATAWAG NGA DYNASTY KAY GILOKOP TANAN POSISYON.
    HUNAHUNAA RABA LIBAG LIBAG 6 ANG MGA ESPINA VERSUS SA DUHA RA KA CHONG.
    GI UNSA MAN NIMO PAG MATIK MATIK OI?
    APIL SA IKA 6 SI JUN DEL ROSARIO AW DELI DIAY KONO DEL ROSARIO ESPINA POD DIAY KONO.

  212. Intoy,

    Im really maused by your kind. Your brand of politics is really dirty and that is the kind of politics you want to impose on the people.

    You people would like to abuse the minds of the people with flasehoods and lies.

    Look at what your camp is spreading to the people:

    1. That Salazar has withdrawn
    THE TRUTH: EVER SINCE BEFORE THE FILING OF COC THIS HAS BEEN YOUR LINE AND FROM TIME TO TIME YOU WERE PROVEN WRONG AND SALAZAR WILL NOT WITHDRAW AND HAS BEEN GOING THE ROUNDS OF BILIRAN. SIMPLY PUT THIS IS A BLATANT LIE.

    2. That Salazar is a carnapper.
    THE TRUTH: GIPHAHURAM NAMO AWTO KAHUMAN KARON IYO INGNON NA CARNAPPER SI SALAZAR. INGRATO DIAY KAMO. THE CAR IS HERE IN THE REGION AND YOU MAY HAVE PROBABLY SEEN IT IN BILIRAN. ALL IT’S PAPERS ARE IN ORDER.

    3. That Salazar is an Espina clone.
    THE TRUTH: SALAZAR IS FOR THE PEOPLE AND HE IS RUNNING WITH A VISION. NENVER WILL HE KOWTOW TO THE WISHES OF ANY PERSON OR ANY POLITICAL PERSONALITY, EXCEPT THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF BILIRAN. THAT IS PERHAPS WHY GC DOES NOT WANT SALAZAR BECAUSE HE KNOWS HE CAN’T FOOL HIM.

    AND LET ME LEAVE YOU THIS FOOD FOR THOUGHT.

    While walking down the street one day a congressman is
    tragically hit by a truck and dies.

    His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

    “Welcome to heaven,” says St. Peter. “Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we’re not sure what to do with you.”

    “No problem, just let me in,” says the congressman.

    “Well, I’d like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we’ll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity.”

    “Really, I’ve made up my mind. I want to be in heaven,” says the congressman.

    “I’m sorry, but we have our rules.”

    And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes
    down, down, down to hell.

    The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

    Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

    They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

    Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

    They are all having such a good time that before the congressman realizes it, it is time to go.

    Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises…

    The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, “Now it’s time to visit
    heaven.”

    So, 24 hours pass with the congressman joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

    “Well, then, you’ve spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity.”

    The congressman reflects for a minute, then he answers: “Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell.”

    So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

    Now the doors of the elevator open and he’s in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls from above.

    The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

    “I don’t understand,” stammers the congressman. “Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there’s just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?”

    The devil smiles at him and says, “Yesterday we were campaigning …..TODAY YOU VOTED.

    DAGHAND SALAMAT.

  213. POST 225-REFORMIST POD,

    MADALA UG APELAR? BISAG PA NA DAL-ON ANG INYONG tumo2x ug pagpanumbok ug kaso,SIGURADO RA GYOD ANG kapildihan sa korte…ASA KA ANA,MO PICK-UP UG BINAYRAN NGA MGA witness? sama nila merced ug barotol nga wala gani igong hibalo…KAHUMAN GAMITON RA SA MGA abogadong way balatian,PINAAGI UG PAGPANGIMBENTO UG affidavit…kahinumdum ka sa tuno sa affidavit nga ilang gipanghambog sa korte? diin gilambigit ninyo ang CIDG.SI SPO2 BACALLA nga ningsakay ug motro nga enduro sumala sa version? UG DIIN GIHILAMBIGIT NINYO SI sb member roselyn espina kaniadtong tungora? DIIN KALRO MAN DIAY NGA DIDTO LANG SA MANILA ON offical travel? MAO GANI NGA NGA WAY ruha duha GI DISMISS NING KASOHA nga gipanumangil SA doj,kay klaro man intawon nga scripted ra ang gisaysay sa ilang affidavit? asa man mo makalusot ani nga naa ang PAL TICKET..CERT. OF APPEARANCE SA MAONG PETSAHA..TRAVEL ORDER…NI ROSELYN ESPINA,DIHA PALANG DAAN BOLYASO NAMO?

    AMBOT KUNG KASABOT BA NI SI atty almadro BAHIN ANING HITABOA SA PAGPANGIMBENTO UG affidavit ni cong.chong…HINAOT MAKUHAAN NII UG LEKSYON NATO NGA KINING KALSENG nabag-ohan ra poder nga intsik chong…MAY PAGKA mananap man diay ni? o wala man diay balatian? hilig mamiktima ug mga ordinaryong tawo sa korte..sumala si spo2 saul? kapait ang napaingnan…DILI LANG NI NAA PAY UBAN ANI NIYA NGA MABIKTIMA POD UG pagpang hasi sa korte ni pamilya chong….

    sa mga espina dili man lagi katuno ug pag panumangil? bisag unsay imbentong ug panumangil wala gayod pa may napamatud-an sa mga chong…SIYA HINOON ANG NA ISYUHAN UG warrant of arrest….lisang lagi ug pyensa sa korte sa manila? ngirisi ang tawong maanaron ug pagpang daog-daog.

  214. Ayohag tumo tumo aning imong version bahin sa kaso Libaliba basin na pod mapaslak ka sa karsel aning imong pag abogago ngari sa blog.

    Ayoko gud ug bali bali aron katuuhan ka sa imong pataka takang panulay tulay aning isyuha..

    Malipay gud ko kung ma contempt na pod ka aron sige na pod ka ug hikap hikap sa karsel puhon…

    Sige padayon sa imong kaumawan.. way mupugong sa imong paglambigit sa mga hitabo sa kremin aron naa na pod kalingawan ang mga blogger ngari…

    Go go go go Liba liba got to CR and upload your thing.. aron mahimasmasan ka after.

  215. Madlangbayan:

    Dont divert the topic. You’re creating another issues which I am innocent of. What do you mean by “your camp”? do I have a camp?

    FYI, I dont belong to any camp, whatsoever. If our politics is dirty, yours is polluted politics. You want to tarnish the mind of some bloggers here. You want to beautify the reject image of Raffy Salazar. Yours is not only dirty politics but evil politics.

    HAMBOG GYUD KANG DAKO!

    THIS IS YOUR MOTTO:

    NO TO CHONG DYNASTY BUT YES TO AQUINO DYNASTY TO PROMOTE THE ESPINA CORRUPT DYNASTY

    VOTE FOR RAFFY, ESPINA VIDTORY

  216. MAdlang Bayad Post # 44

    I was looking for your rebuttal in regards to the post I made the last time.. I finally found it and I can’t help but laugh out loud of your justifications:

    a. You said Raffy is not a resident of Tacloban City whom he have been my neighbor for quite some time now. You said he is a resident of Naval, Biliran now by virtue of residency that you have been justifying about… Hiwalay na pala siya ng asawa niyang doktor at mga anak niyang puro nag aaral sa Tacloban… or mayaman na pala sila sobrang yaman dahil lahat sila sa Naval na nakatira? Or mayroon na siyang ibang pamilya sa Naval? Don’t quote me wrongly dahil hindi naman siya Muslim to do that… WHAT IS THE REAL MOTIVE WHY SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT IS ON in here? Di sa nakikialam ako kundi nagtatanong lang…. If elected as governor of Biliran can he manage to personally to take charge of whatever arrangement he can to make this matter stick to what it intends?

    Taga Biliran pala siya as you said it why did he run in the third district of leyte in the first place… Di ba to make loko the Leytenos dahil akala niya mauuto niya ang mga tao roon or di niya kayang labanan ang mga Veloso at iba pang pamilya roon?
    Your justification here make me laugh out loud for the second time.. i will not be surprised why he did not run in Tacloban dahil di niya kayang harapin ang mga romuoldezes doon.. Dito na lang siya sa Biliran tatakbo dahil bago pang nagigising ang mga tao baka sakaling mauto pa niya at maihalal siya sa posisyong gusto niya kesehodang questionable ang kanyang pagiging Biliranon… Okey granted na taga Biliran an siya ngayon. Segurado ka bang di siya magiging Leyteno ulit. or magiging Taclobanon ulit or magiging Samareno sa susunod? I sincerely am doubtful of this guy’s loyalty and sincerity to be of service to us….Malakas ang vibes ko na niloloko ninyo lang kami!

    You are asking me his playmates… I already asked Gerry and Ruben.. and they told me the they don’t know him now but they were formerly playmates in your dreams! Kala ko magaling ka sa logic i itong logic mo nag tutumbling tumbling na!
    Post here the names of his playmates para matanong namin isaisa pati mga kaklase niya sa school noon pati teachers para maniwala kami sa iyo.

    You are asking me of my platform.. am I running an office or he is or you are? Do not be balat sibuyas dahil pinasok niya itong posisyon na ito dapat handa siyang maging gerntleman to address all issues…

    Nag susugar coat ka kung ibalik ko sa iyo ang tanong…. How can he possibly carry out his plataporma de gobierno na masyadong broad in the first palce.. Ikaw ang sumagot niyan isa-isahin kasi alam ko ikaw ang gumawa niyan para sa kanya…

    Lastly I will not make mine because I subscribe to the plata porma de gobierno of GC and his father…. mas maliwanag iyon kaysa sa ginawa mo! period.

  217. ATTY. RUBEN ALMADRO

    YOU WERE LOOKING FOR MY REBUTTAL? I HAVE INITIALLY ANSWERED THE POINTS YOU RAISED. IM WAITING FOR YOUR REPLY ON THE 5 MILLION YOU ASKED ME TO PROVIDE YOU 2 DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTIONS. ATTY. REDENTOR VILLORDON IS MY WITNESS BECAUSE HE CAME TO SEE ME AND SHOWED ME HIS CELLULAR PHONE BEARING THE SAME SMS I GOT FROM YOU ON MY PHONE BEARING NUMBERS 09155660085.

    ASA NAMAN IMONG TUBAG?

  218. Atty. Chong:

    We are also waiting for Atty. Almadro to post again dahil marami din siyang atraso sa amin. I have lot of issues na itamparos sa iyang nawong dahil ginagago nya kami.

    Na saan ka na Almadro, balik diri uy! Ayaw lang ug usab-usab sa imong alias parihas sa gabuhaton sa mga aliporis sa corrupt espina dynasty. Mapilde na gani sa katarungan, biglang maglaho unya pagbalik iba na naman ang alias aron ingon nga daghan siya! obvious ba? he he he he!

  219. Giluod,
    Ayaw pag himohimo ug mga sulti diha sa mga candidatu sa iang mga buhat kay wala ka sa ila mag banta 24/7, Pareha kang Charlie, nganong mo sulti man ka nga nagpuyo sa Cebu, nga toa man sa ubanuban nga blugar sa Biliran kay nanabang sa mga tawo, ngano nakabantay baka niya kada minuto nga kahibalo ka s aiyng gi buhat. Makasala lang ka sa Dios anang imong mga sulti. Siguro ikaw ang walay gi buhat kay kadu ka kaayo ug panahon makahunahuna ug himohimo ug sulti. HIlom nalang diha mas maayu pa mo simba ka ug mangadyi sa Dios nga ang amg tawo makahunahuna ug ug maayu kung kinsday ibuto. Sala bana sa Dios ang pang accusar sa uban tawo..

  220. Giluod

    Angay rasad na nga imong ngalan, luod kaayu ng imong gi pinanulti diha..For God sake stop accusing other people, pray for the people that they will have the right minds who to vote in the coming election. You may have the right to your opinions but what you.re saying is not an opinionated one. It is sign of a corrupt mind..

  221. HI”’ HELLO PHILIPPINES HELLO WORLD AND HELLO TO NAVALLENOS OUT THERE,,, DIA KO SA LAYONG LUGAR PERO MOPAULI KO ARON LANG MOBOTAR PUHON SA ELEKSIYON,,
    UG ANG AKO GAYONG IBOTO MAO SI GLENN CHONG PAGKA CONG. UG SI CHARLIE CHONG PAGKAGOBERNADOR,,UG MAYOR SUSAN PARILLA…..
    USA KA RASON NGANO NGA KO IBOTO SI CHARLIE CHONG,,,, PARA NAKO DILE ANGAYAN TAWGON UG DYNASTY KANA KAY SILA RA MAN DUHA IYA AMAHAN,,, KONTRA ESPINA TANAN GIKAN AMAHAN HANGTUD NGADTO SA IYA KINAMAGUWANGAN HANGTUD SA KINAPUTHAN UG SIGURO KON NAGPADAYON PATO HANGTUD SA IYANG KAAPO APUHANNN DI BA MAO KANA ANG TINUOD UG KLARO NGA DINASTIYA….
    SA PAGKAKARON KINSA MAN ANG ANGAYAN NATO BOTOHAN,,, NGA MATUD PA SA AKO NADUNGGAN WALA MAN NAVALNON NGA ISUG SAPAGDAGAN,,, SIGE KUNO KINSA MAN ABERR NGA KON DUNA MAN TUOD LAIN MANGUARTA LANG MAN PUD PILA NAMAN TAWON ANG MISULAY USA RA GHAPON ANG GIBUHAT…
    PARA NAKO KUNG SA GOB NALANG PUD SA MABAW NGA RASON DI NA TA MAGDUHADUHA PAGBOTAR KANG CHARLIE KAY KANA NGA TAWO ANAA RA SA NAVAL KITA RA GHAPON ANG MABULAHAN UNYA ,,,
    PERO KUNG INYO IBOTAR SI JERRY ESPINA JR, UG SI RAFFY SALAZAR DI KITA ANG MAKATAGAMTAM SA ATONG KAUSWAGAN KAY ADTO RA MAN PUD UNYA NA MAG ESTAR UG DIIN SILA GIKAN MOULI LANG PUD NA UG MAGHARVEST SA NAVAL FARMVILLE,,SO KITA RA GHAPON TAGA NAVAL ANG ALAUT AMBOT HUNA HUNAA JUD TAWON NINYO UG DUNA MO MIND..
    SO LABING MAAYO YAW NAMO LIBOG USA HA INYO HUNAHUNA KAY DI NA DYNASTY INYO RA NA MAOT NGA MIND,,,,SULAYAN UNA NATO,,,, SO KUNG WALA EFFECT DI ILISAN NAPUD SUNOD,,, DILE KAY MOBOTAR NAPUD TAG UTRO SA HUMAN NA NGA WALA MAN TAWON KAUSWAGAN SILA RA HINUOON ANG MIUSWAG,,,
    DAGHAN JUD SIGURO UG MAMINA SA ATONG LUNGSOD KAY NIA MAN UG BALIK BALIK DINHE NGA DI MAN GANI KAMAO MAGBINISAYA,,,,,AMBOT SA INYO…BSTA GOV. CHARLIE CHONG KO NO…

  222. Wise ako.
    Wise ka gyud, ang imong reason nga mobotar ka kang Charlie Chong pagka Gov. kay tungod kay taga Naval siya unya hadluk ka nga kung ang modaug dili taga Naval nga kamo ang alaut, pagka selfish baya ana nga prinsipyo. How sure r u nga kung dili ang taga Naval ang modaug nga alaut mo, kay ngano kamo raba ang makatabang. Ang tinuod ang iyong lang kaayuhan ang imong gihunahuna dili ang para sa tana sa Biliran. This is purely personal interest. Whoever you are I definitely disagree with you. sorry ka nalang..That is a very
    narrow thinking of a voter. In my view, I look at the qualification of a candidate, such as esperience and good education coupled with faith and belief in God kay kana nga candidate may compassion for the people. Unsay say mo. Ikaw imo lang kaugalingon ang gihunahuna..aber taga Naval alng ang imong gi hunahuna..

  223. Wise ako,

    Well, you are also entitled to your opinion and that’s your opinion I respect you for that, each one of us is entitled to our opinion. I was just also citing my opinion.. .I have nothing against the candidates..I just hope that whoever wins will the best for the good of the people and Biliran…

  224. MARCELINA ESPELETA & WISE AKO ,

    hi ! to both of you.

    mo comment ko ha? this is just also my opinion.

    di ko taga nanval. makalabay lang ko everytime mo visit kos ako parents . pero sa ako kabahin di ko mag selos kung ma improve ug maayo ang naval and biliran,biliran for now. kay kinahanglan man jud ni kay naval man ang pina centro.

    guol man jud paminawon nga inig duol ka na sa biliran bridge happy imo feeling kay nindot ang view unya morag peaceful. pag abot nimo sa biliran jud mismo ang kang governor ra jud nga dako nga nawong imo makita nga nagkababad. pero ug imo na ganing aninawon ang lugar pagkalabada jud sa ulo. di ka kasabot. morag ordinario lang sab nga barrio. pag abot nimo sa naval gasagol ning mga sakyanan. samok kaayo.

    ( note to biktima kay tingale ug iya na sang ingnon nga mao lagi kay di naman ang espina ang mayor. sentinial na ning problemaha.

    how i wish one day, Naval will turn to be a real commercial center, organized & clean . ka na bang maghuna huna ta nga, ug ga puyo kas barrio naa kay paning kamot nga maka-adto sa naval kay nindot. maski ug gamay ray imo paliton pero malipayon ka magsuroy suroy sa lugar kay limpio ug han-ay. malingaw ka motan-aw . naa kay feeling nga garbo ka nga taga biliran ka kay ang naval automatically represents biliran sa mind sa tawo.

    unta moabot unta ning ako wish no? maayo unta ug modaug ang line up nila ni congressman glenn chong kay human na man tas mga espina. 15 years namay ato gihatag nila. taga-an na sab nato ug chance ila familia ni cong. glen chong. tan-awon nato ang ilang mahimo sa biliran.

  225. TO ALL

    by the way, i changed my screen name from GLYNDA to MIRASOL to avoid conflict with the name of our congressman para wala nay issue ani.

    thanks.

  226. Mirasol,
    Saktu baya ka anang imong opinions and gipangandoy, I am not a follower of Espina nor other candidates, Ang akong lang is, nganong specified man nimo ang Chong lang, unless you are definitely a supporter of them which is your right but in fairness to the other candidates, naa sad baya qualified candidates aside from Chong. so lets hope that the voters there will choose the right ones. We shall also give a chance to other candidates not only the Espinas and Chongs. I know that due to financial standing, these 2 candidates stand out in the crowd but money is not the only factor here, we also have to consider the education, experience and qualifications that the other candidates have even more to show, so hopefully the intelligent voters who reside in the whole island will know better.

  227. pastoral letter ni bishop bactol pagabasahon sa tanang mga simbahan sakop sa diocese of naval sugod atong easter sunday:

    – kita magmatngon sa pagpili karon eleksyon batok sa mga kandidato nga nagamit sa Gold, Guns n Goons… walay luna sa atong boto! hehee kalor ni Espina ug Chong (mura ra ba tikagrabe ni siya)

    – mga POLITIKONG DYNASTIYA dili angay suportahan! hala attention ani mga EPSINAs ug CHONGs. tiaw bisan diay unsa balido rason- DILI JUD MOANGAY ANG SIMBAHAN SA DYNASTIYA. ang solusyon: aw wala man sab lain pilionon PERO DILI LANG JUD DIAY MOBOTO UG STRAIGHT niining duha ka pamilya.

    mingaw lang ko sa yambat sa mga pari niatong 2007 eleksyon uy. hehe maayo jud pagamit sa pulpito pag-ingon: DYNASTIYA DILI MAAYO BISAN UNSAY RASON! karon hain na man ni sila frs. marvin, benjie, bing ug jun wala man kisaw! hhmmmm… aminin….

    salamat bishop sa imo pastoral letter…

  228. Malditopod

    Hastilan ikaw maldito ka gyud. Ingon ka lang ana kay naa man ka lain suportahan. Siguro Salazar or Chan ka for Governor. Pero imo lang tan awon kung unsay maayo sa Biliran mobutos ka kang Charlie Chong ka Governor. Maldito gyud ka.

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