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RALPH “RAFFY” A. SALAZAR
PLATFORM OF GOVERNMENT
A PLATFORM FOR UNITY AND COOPERATION, THE ROAD TO DEVELOPMENT AS A PEOPLE AND AS A PROVINCE
KAUSWAGON, KAUGMAON, KALINAW
“ONE BILIRAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE VISION”
The future is ours.

Our agenda: I propose to the people an agenda of service and development through unity and cooperation. Under a mission to create a “ONE BILIRAN, ONE PEOPLE, ONE VISION,” we shall institute a platform of SERBISYO para sa KAUSWAGON, TRABAHO para sa KAUGMAON, nagdto sa tinuod nga KALINAW. I strongly believe in a development agenda that shall provide for employment and economic progress and end opportunism, favoritism, political dynasty, political rivalries and vendettas. I believe that in order for us to prosper, we Biliranons should unite to create an atmosphere for development and progress as a people and as a province.

I believe that progress can only be achieved through a united populace believing in a common vision for social transformation and the commitment for personal change. I shall bring back the accountability of public officials and actively pursue cases where there is abuse of authority and misuse of public funds. I shall give true meaning to the ideal “That public office is a public trust and that all government authority emanates from the people.” I shall restore trust in the provincial government through servant leadership. A leadership based on moral values with fear in the Lord Almighty and courage in the face of adversity.

I therefore propose a formula for service and development through good governance, transparency and accountability. A formula that shall be able to provide jobs to secure the people’s future in order that parents can provide for the basic needs of their children. My formula is thus simple, jobs and livelihood opportunities so that parents can put food on the table, send their children to school, provide for clothing, take care of their health, and provide a decent house for their family. This will in turn mean lesser crime and thus make for a peaceful community that shall provide the impetus for economic activities, encourage tourism and invite investors so we can pay for the province’s debts and provide a better climate for local businesses to thrive in Biliran.

Biliran has been ruled by one dynasty, and after more than 18 years of the dynasty, we have not had the chance to have better lives, but have sunk deeper into poverty. Again we face the specter of yet another dynasty. Let us “Have pity on our children whom we cannot provide for a better future.

Let us reject dynasty. I cannot do the fighting alone and I hope my courage will rub off on you. I ask you to be brave too. There must be a system of checks and balances where a governor is accountable to the people and not one family alone.

Let us therefore unite to dismantle political dynasty and end patronage politics that has so ruined our identity as a Biliranon. Let us restore the dignity and pride of being a Biliranon. Let us give each and every Biliranon a chance to succeed and secure a better future for our children and our children’s children. Let us give back the voice of the people so that they will be heard without fear of reprisal from any politician . Let us provide a road map for peace and prosperity for the future of our people. Join me therefore in this battle to claim our future. It is the courage to fight all evils that shall secure the victory of our people and of Biliran.

This I propose and this I shall do for the people of Biliran.

SERBISYO PARA SA KAUSWAGON
SERBISYONG TOTOO
NO TO GRAFT AND CORRUPTION YES TO GOOD GOVERNANCE
NO TO POLITICS YES TO DEVELOPMENT

a. GOOD GOVERNANCE –

  • Do away with graft and corruption in all levels of bureaucracy and pursue cases of abuse of authority and misuse of public funds.
  • An advocacy of a clean and transparent governance.
  • An ethical leadership based on the promotion of strong moral values in government service.
  • A sound fiscal policy to address the issue on the province’s debt.
  • Direct communication with the people through Ugnayan ng Bayan or Baranggayan.
  • Putting up of a governor’s office in every municipality to bring the government closer to the people.
  • Development of a One-Stop Processing Center for the effective delivery of Basic Services.
  • Coordination with non-government organizations and people’s organization for a Biliran Development Agenda.
  • Strengthen the relationship between all the local government units.
  • People empowerment – Strengthening people’s participation in governance

b. GREEN ENVIRONMENT – Good Environmental management system for the province. Preservation of the environment as a whole, Biliran being a volcanic island and is a viable area for Eco-tourism.

NO TO MINING YES TO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

  • Promotion of Biliran as an Eco-tourism destination
  • Protection of Forested Areas through strict implementation of Forestry laws
  • No to destruction of the ecological balance of the province
  • Creation of Provincial Task Force on the Environment
  • Promotion of Agricultural Development for the farmers

c. GREEN RENEWABLE ENERGY – focus on geothermal development

NO TO POWER RATE HIKES YES TO LOWER ELECTRICITY

  • See to it that the geothermal plant shall be constructed in order that electricity rates will be lower
  • Explore other renewable energy sources for the province

d. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT

  • Construction and improvement of provincial roads and bridges
  • Construction of additional classrooms
  • Concreting of barangay roads

e. HEALTH AND SANITATION

  • Improvement of all municipal rural health units by providing for more medicines and medical services especially on maternal and child health.
  • Provide sanitation facilities in areas where there are no sanitation facilities especially in the barangays
  • Provide ambulances for all local government units where there is no available one.
  • Institutionalization of a solid waste management program for the province
  • Improvement of provincial health services especially in the provincial hospital
  • Provide for better benefits and incentives for rural health workers.
  • Improvement of the health systems by means of a Health card for all Biliranons financed by the province- FREE MEDICAL SERVICES IN THE PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL

f. EDUCATION

  • Focus on Education Affordability for all
  • Improved educational facilities in all elementary and public schools
  • Grant more incentives to teachers from the province
  • Provide college scholarships for poor but deserving student

g. YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

  • Put in place a youth development desk in the province to coordinate and initiate programs for in school and out of school youths.
  • Provide for opportunities for youth participation in all provincial activities
  • Sports programs
  • Skills training

TRABAHO PARA SA KAUGMAON- JOB GENERATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Initiate pro-poor programs for livelihood and resource development
  • in fisheries, handicrafts, and agriculture.

  • Setting up of credit facilities for the poor in the areas of food processing, handicraft, fisheries and agriculture
  • Promotion of Cooperatives in all municipalities
  • Invite investors to Biliran to provide more job opportunities

TINUOD NGA KALINAW

  • Bring back peace and to stop once and for all political killings and unite the people under a “One Biliran, One People, One Vision” program.
  • Bring back the voice of the people so they can be heard without fear of reprisal from the leadership.
  • Restore the honor, dignity and identity of the Biliranon whereby no political leader can lay claim that they own Biliran.
  • End political dynasty and restore confidence in the provincial government
  • Institutionalize a Quick Response Team in every municipality in terms of Crime Prevention and Control
  • Provide better incentives and benefits for barangay tanods
  • Invite investors in order that the province will generate income to pay it’s debts.

“IN THIS MY HUMBLE MISSION I ASK THE LORD ALMIGHTY FOR STRENGTH, WISDOM AND GUIDANCE.”

RALPH “RAFFY” A. SALAZAR

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17 COMMENTS

  1. hhhmmmmm…. well so far ikaw pa lang ang nag yagyag sa systemize plataproma denhi. ok i will thoroughly think of it, though may mga content sa imo plataporma denhi nga medyo vague in approaches but i will consider that understandably because your yet considered a fledgling to politics and local governance.
    ok since i definitely dont like dynasty, i may consider you as an alternative for the position…
    nice try of posting it here.

  2. si raffy ra gad ang maau kung i compare nimo sya ni charlie… kun d nato hisgutan ang dynasticism. kinsa pa man, wala nay lain, kang RAFFY ta!

  3. MY FRIENDS IN CYBERSPACE:

    I NOTICED A VERY STRONG ANTI-DYNASTY RHETORIC.

    DI BA PARYENTE TA? THAT MAKES THE TWO OF US, WELL… ANOTHER DYNASTY? ANG DYNASTY? RIGHT?

    HOW DO YOU RECONCILE A CONFLICT BETWEEN THIS GENERAL STATEMENT AND THE FACT OF OUR BLOODLINE?

    I AM ASKING BECAUSE I WANT PROOF OF SINCERITY.

  4. Nag tika grabe na gyud ang user’s name ni Darna kay Maldito na, kon wari pinatapsingan pagbanat ang sarili niya, ng pinansin ni Jun Dili Rosario at mukhang maykarugtong din siyang sasabihin in connection sa mga binangit ni Maldito sa mga anomaliya niya, biglang change topic agad at antidynastiya na ang topic, karon tua na gyud naka focus sa iyang perming epromote nga reject Raffy Salazar.

    Mao ning Estelo ni Killer Queen, Flint, Madlangbayan, Palaka, Dpikat…. style nyo bulok!

    REJECT SA 3RD DISTRICT
    NIA NA SA BILIRAN NAGPA-ELECT
    BILIRANON MUSAMOT GYUD KA YAGIT

  5. lami gyud pamatiun ang platform of goverment ni raffy…pero ala ko kasabot ag asa kana kuhaon ang pondo ana iya gipang ingon…labi na karon nga dako pa og utang ang probinxia…pero nevertheless naa sya vision pra sa biliran…unta uban kandidato ihayag pod nila ilang mag vison sa biliran aron makumpara nato ilang mga plataporma og lakang sa kaus-wagon sa bilirann..peace yahh….

  6. Na unsa namani ang ato province nahimo namani ug basurahan sa mga politico na wala manaog sa uban ng lugar para ngari lang ug magsamok samok sa atong lugar.kay abi nila nawong ta ug kwarta ang taga biliran. matud pa sa mga espina, pera lang ang katapat ng taga biliran. Dati yun!. hey! biliran wake up. dili ta ngari basurahan sa mga kandidato sa uban lugar na wala manaog.dili sad ta nawong ug kwarta….kitaa ang mga espina na datu sa biliran.mao pud ni ang ila tinguha na ngari sila managan sa biliran para madatu sad.

    si raffy ug chong parenti diay ni unya naghigot man siya ug dynasty utro pud diay ning tawhana kadogu ni chong.Nag- BLUFF na sad si raffy para maka lusot sa iyang kandidatora. utroha na ang imong post sa taas oi…bluff man diay na sa mga tawo. palihug daw ug tubang sa pangutana si cong.post # 3.

    biliran pagmata na!

  7. INTOY ALIAS INDAY ALIAS GLENN CHONG:

    LETTING YOUR AMAHAN RUN AND TELLING US WITHOUT

    BLINKING THAT OK LANG NIMO NGA MAPILDI SIYA IS

    KAHILASAN TO THE HIGHEST LEVEL..

    ONLY THE IDIOTS AND MORON WILL BELIEVE THAT STATEMENT..

    YOU WANT HIM TO RUN BECAUSE YOU YOURSELF BELIEVE

    IN LIES THAT YOU SOW…

    CHARLIE CHONG RUNNING IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE GREEDINESS

    MISAKA NA DJUD INTAWON IMONG BURIT GLENN….

    BUT YOU HAVE MY PRAYERS, HOPE DI KA MAAPIL KA

    PAGAN…

  8. To Canor,

    Thank you for your comment, as to your question where he will get the funds for all his projects, rest assured that Raffy has a clear and sound fiscal policy for the province and is fully aware that it will really be tough for the next governor since the top agenda is how to pay the debts incurred by the province. In addition he has mapped out the formula for this and you will learn of it during the campaign period.

    To Cong Glenn Chong and to ou cyberspace friends,

    Good afternoon my honorable representative, Yes Raffy is your cousin related by blood to you from the Ang side of the family and he does not deny that but definitely he is not a Chong. He has a different family name than you, He wishes you well in all your endeavours much as he has been very supportive of you ever since.

    However, if Raffy wins by the grace of the good Lord, he does not intend to field any of his immediate family members, meaning his parents because they are dead, his brothers or sisters becuase they have their own place in the sun, his daughters and sons because he believes one politician is enough for the family and that they do not even want to be in politics.

    Dynasty and dynastic tendencies for all intents and purposes is only applicable to members of the immediate family (brothers, sisters and parents). As we all know already most dynasties refer to father, sons, daughters and mothers. People most often times regard dynasties as that of sons and daughters, father and mother alternating and running for different elective positions. As for Raffy he did not field any of his immediate family members and for that matter has no intention of fielding any other member of his immediate family in the future.

    To Mano Intoy,

    Thank you for your comment. I am totally different from the rest you have mentioned.

    As to your point that:
    REJECT SA 3RD DISTRICT
    NIA NA SA BILIRAN NAGPA-ELECT
    BILIRANON MUSAMOT GYUD KA YAGIT

    Well, I do agree with you that RAffy lost in the third district and was rejected by the voters there precisely because they said that HE IS NOT FROM THAT PLACE BUT RATHER FROM BILIRAN. So Raffy decided to run in Biliran, return to his place of origin and share his knowledge and experience to his fellow biliranons like you.

    As to ma yagit ang Biliran, well Raffy is a Biliranon, a brother unto his fellow Biliranon, in his veins runs the Biliranon blood. Much like you, Biliranons are intelligent, can discern fully well and are concerned for the future of our province. Further, he has vision for the province and platform and nowhere in there shows that the province will be in dire straits. Raffy’s platform speaks of development and peace and prosperity and

  9. kanang advertised main article ini nga thread si raffy
    ang nagsulat ana?

    maorag sinulatan man na ni madlangbayad, aw, bayan
    nga maayo kaayo mo mopalami og balak-balak sa mga words.

    kana si madlangbaboy, aw, bayan, admitado ra ba na siya
    ang “secret” writer ni macoy sa una kuno….

    nah, mora, anhi nalang ta sa lami lami nga inengles?

    unya apil apil pa ang ginoo sa ilang kampanya….

    maorag mga katsila sa una nga nag-exploit sa atoa
    pina-agi sa spread of christianity pero daghan diay
    mga kapwa pinoy gipatay in the name of god…

    hey you!….stop using God in politcal campaign, will you?
    after na sa election please….hilas basahon apil apil ginoo
    kampanya! don’t take advantage of people’s belief in God!
    maorag wa gani ko kadungog nga si fr. panlilio gamit
    ginoo sa iyang politics…lupig pay pare og madre ninyo…

    salamat….

  10. Goodluck sir raffy! Dont mind those political cywar as long as the Biliranon will drive away dynasty in the provice.Go Raffy!

  11. NAG SAAD C CONG NA C RAFFY PADANGANON XEA PG KA GOV UYNYA G UWAT DIAY C RAFFY!!
    G TAGAAN PA DYUD UG CONDO UG SKYANAN…
    WA NA KAY UWAW CONG!!

  12. Intoy:
    naunsa ka? hehe ayaw palabi imo abilidad kay makatawa lang ko nimo. you get me wrong! ako hinuon makaila pa sa mga sinuwatan nimo. ang ako pa lang na trace. i have the equipment to track here and am sure that you dont have. duha imo pseudonym denhi… i know you, pulos pod baya ka banabana bisan sa imo mga nahuman trabaho. hehehe unsa gani to term ani nga imo kasagaran gamiton? ‘postulate’ man siguro to. bwahaha. you dont know me hahahaha…

    Cong Glen: tsk stk tsk mura man ug nagtikamaot imong batasan nga honorable ra ba unta ka! paryente man diay na nimo si raffy unya ingon ka niana niya? whew! paryente gani na unsa pa kaha ang dili nimo paryente? so please you are our representative in the congress be compose and be gentleman. kung pagka kristyano ang ato hisgotan ka seminario ra ba ka nag HS, practice humility labi na kung magulang pa nimo. dili ko gusto nga motuo sa mga tabi nga kusog ka daw mangasaba sa imong amahan, pero sa imong statement denhi mura man tingali ug may pagka tinuod. kabawo ko nga kabawo ka unsay buot ipasabot sa dynastiya sanglit ayaw ikanit si salazar nga ug kamo pa nagduyog-dynastiya man pod kaha. naunsa ka na ba…

  13. Untwa,

    thank you sa imo comment, however, you will be surprised to know that Raffy Salazar is just as good in English as other persons or as good as your Cong Glen. The only difference maybe is, Salazar is not showy and a braggart but rather a well-mannered and civilized person.

    As to your point that to stop using God’s name. Well, my friend, haven’t you heard of servant leadership. It is a leadership based on Christian values, God-centered, and people-oriented. A leadership whose core is to be a servant of the people rather than just a leader of people. It’s a leadership based on the way of life of Christ, the one true servant leader.

    Daghang Salamat

  14. FYI. Ralph A. Salazar and Asuncion J Espina sit on the board of PNOC-EDC. Ralph is a candidate for Governor of Biliran under the Liberal Party, while Mrs Espina is the mother of Gerryboy Espina Jr, likewise an Independent candidate (???). and the matriarch of the Espina Dynasty. Both Ralph and Gerryboy are running against Charlie Chong of Lakas Kampi CMD for governor of Biliran. All members of Espina Dynasty and Bando Espina are running under Sen Manny Villar’s Nacionalista Party except or Gerryboy Espina, which for unknown reasons, is running as an independent.

    PNOC Energy Development Corporation

    The PNOC Energy Development Corporation (PNOC-EDC) was established in 1976 to undertake the exploration and development of geothermal energy sources in the country. It is engaged in integrated power generation and the sale of steam to the National Power Corporation (NPC). It was PNOC-EDC that was responsible for making the Philippines the 2nd largest producer of geothermal steam and user of wet steam technology for energy production.

    To date, PNOC-EDC operates nine geothermal steamfields with an aggregate capacity of 1,145 megawatts accounting for about 60% of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity. Since its venture into the power generation business in 1997, it has significantly increased its contribution to the country’s overall power generation. The company presently operates four power plants, which were built through the Build-Operate-Transfer scheme.
    NATURE OF OPERATIONS:

    Exploration, development, utilization, and marketing of geothermal and other viable energy resources.
    DATE OF INCORPORATION:

    March 5,1976
    VISION:

    Total energy company and world leader in geothermal industry.
    MISSION:

    To explore, develop, utilize, and market goethermal and other viable energy resources to support the country’s energy needs, reduce dependence on imported fuel, and sustain economic growth under a deregulated and competitive power industry.

    To market technical expertise and expand geothermal power production capability overseas in order to maintain eminent standing in the world.
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

    Chairman:
    Pedro A. Aquino, Jr.
    President & CEO:
    Paul A. Aquino
    Members of the Board:
    Benito Jose Q. Bengzon
    Benjamin F. Tugonon
    Nicasio P. Rodriguez, Jr.
    Asuncion J. Espina
    Ralph A. Salazar
    Danilo Luis M. Mariano
    Independent Members:
    Edgardo A. Bautista
    Vicente S. Perez, Jr.
    Eric O. Recto
    Executive Officers:

    President & CEO:
    Paul A. Aquino
    VP for Operations:
    Marcelino M. Tongco
    VP for Technical Services:
    Manuel S. Ogena
    VP for Corporate Services:
    VP for Enviroment & External Realtions:
    Agnes C. de Jesus

    Contact Information

    Address: PNOC Building 5, Energy Center, Merritt Road,
    Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Tel. Nos.: (+63 2) 893-6001 to 47 or 893-1320
    Fax No.: (+63 2) 815-2747
    Web Site: http://www.energy.com.ph

  15. mmm 16:

    Thank you for sharing to us this vital information. There’s a lot of hidden agenda as regards to Raffy Salazar’s candidacy for governor. Besides, his running mates are not credible at all. Their identities are open to doubt as public servantS especially Atty. Gonzales whose political image is less dependable and lack of public trust anymore.

    Raffy Salazar’s motto according to his beauticians:

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

    THEREFORE:

    VOTE FOR RAFFY, ESPINA VICTORY

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