With the declaration of the Suspension of Offensive Military Operations (SOMO) by the Armed Forces of the Philippines, some members of the New People’s Army have successfully returned to the folds of the law.
According to the AFP, an NPA leader together with 8 of his troops recently surrendered to Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Vicente Umano. The rebels also turned-in high caliber firearms including an M60 machine gun.
Meanwhile, some rebels were foiled by their own comrades and failed to surrender to the government.
In Occidental Mindoro, some NPA members were recently on their way for a pre-arranged surrender to Lt. Col. Roger Percol, commander of the 80th Infantry Battalion when other members of the rebel group fired government forces.
Despite this incident, the AFP continues to observe the ceasefire agreement during the holidays. However the AFP shall remain prepared to address any untoward or violent incident that might be perpetrated by lawless group. (PIA-NCR/jeg)
SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro, Dec. 28 (PIA) -- Eighty (80) new day care centers are to be constructed beginning January next year in all barangays in San Jose, this was announced by Mayor Jose T. Villarosa of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro recently.
According to Mayor Villarosa, this is in line with his administration’s policy of strengthening the educational system of his municipality, particularly the primary education sector.
Villarosa believes that giving a child a conducive learning atmosphere on his first year in school will help a child develop a good outlook on education.
Villarosa also announced that old and dilapidated school buildings in San Jose’s 38 barangays will be undergoing major renovation starting next year and construction of additional classrooms are also in the pipeline to arrest the growing classroom shortage in the province.
The mayor believes that a good education is an initial step out of poverty. Thus, the municipal government is doing everything to provide every San Josenos quality education. (PIA)
Over a thousand families have been affected by floods which hit 13 barangays in Naujan town in Oriental Mindoro on Friday.
Mayor Angie Casubuan said several of these barangays were inundated in man-deep waters.
The flooding started when waters overflowed from a watershed in the mountains of Naujan. It coincided with the high tide when the sea water level rose 1.9 meters in Barangay San Antonio.
Thirty families have left their homes for evacuation centers in barangays Santiago and San Carlos. Naujan’s gymnasium has also been opened to accommodate other evacuees.
Rescue operations by the military and police, meanwhile, were still ongoing, as of press time.
Some families, however, opted to remain in their homes. From a report by Sarita Kare, ABS-CBN Batangas
Oriental Mindoro is stepping up efforts to protect its already fragile marine resources against abuse by “irresponsible and illegal users,” the provincial governor said.
The thrust of the provincial government is “towards the construction and promotion of policies and programs which will set forth the conservation of our marine biodiversity and enhancement of its resources,” Governor Alfonso Umali Jr. said.
Umali vowed to support the initiatives of nongovernment organizations, in partnership with the local government and line agencies, in guarding the province’s 20 marine protected areas (MPAs), including a mangrove forest reserve and a marine turtle sanctuary.
“By doing so, we are certain that our fragile and diminishing resources in coastal and marine areas of our territories will not be exacerbated and abused by irresponsible and illegal users of our marine life,” the former Oriental Mindoro Second District representative said.
The Oriental Mindoro Marine Protected Area and Law Enforcement Network was established last year to coordinate marine conservation efforts among the province’s coastal municipalities. Currently, the network is composed of 12 municipalities and one city.
In partnership with Conservation International-Philippines, the network conducts resource management assessments and surveys to establish new MPAs and correct the boundaries of existing areas for improved management.
CI-Philippines said other activities include the operational planning for Bantay Dagat members, participatory development of MPA management plans, communication campaigns and formulation of relevant marine protection laws.
Romeo Trono, country executive director of CI-Philippines, said, “We are very pleased with the progress of our partnership so far with Oriental Mindoro, and are glad to know that the local government fully recognizes the importance of MPAs and the effective enforcement of fishery and conservation laws.”
“It is also equally important to point out another recent milestone—the first joint meeting of the MPA networks of Oriental Mindoro and Batangas, which happened last May,” Trono said, adding that the meeting was attended by members and officers of the two networks who discussed relevant concerns and areas for collaboration.
“It is a very promising development for the conservation of the Verde Island Passage,” he said.
Verde Island Passage covers more than 1.14 million hectares between the provinces of Batangas, Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon. It is among the four priority marine biodiversity corridors of the Sulu Sulawesi Seascape, one of the world’s most diverse and productive ecosystems. The Verde Passage Corridor contains more than half of the Philippines’ documented fish species as well as many globally threatened species.
Ely H. Vargas, municipal agriculturist of Naujan, said that the MPA and Law Enforcement Network are useful tools for easy facilitation and implementation of programs and projects on marine resource protection.
“Through the network, linkaging and close coordination between and among MPA managers are strengthened, and vigilance and access to information among Bantay Dagat members are intensified,” he said.
CI-Philippines cited the successful rescue of a stranded dolphin in San Teodoro as a fruit of increased collaboration among stakeholders. The rescue was carried out through the combined efforts of the municipal Bantay Dagat and Fishery Management Office, with technical guidance from the Provincial Agriculture Office’s Fishery and Coastal Resource Management Division.
Aside from technical assistance in resource assessments and MPA establishment, CI-Philippines said it provides logistics support for enforcement, including patrol boats, searchlights, global positioning system (GPS) units, cameras, life vests, megaphones and binoculars.
Trono said these will be distributed to the network members to beef up the capacities of their respective Bantay Dagat groups.
Ormin Power, Inc. LISTED JOLLIVILLE Holdings Corp. will build a 10 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric power plant in Mindoro through subsidiary Ormin Power, Inc.
In a statement Friday, Jolliville said mini-hydropower plant will harness the Inabasan River and benefit the municipality of San Teodoro in Oriental Mindoro province.
The power plant is estimated to cost P1.5 million and is expected to be operational by 2012.
Ormin Power is also constructing an 8-MW diesel power plant in Sta. Isabel, Oriental Mindoro which costs around P380 million and will be operational by 2011.
Jolliville recently increased its stake in Ormin Power to 60% from 46.8%
For the nine month period ending September, Jolliville posted a net income of P46.7 million.
It has interests in leasing, management services, property development and local water works.
The wonderful and educational expriences situated at Brgy. Little Tanauan. Visit an orchards and vegetable gardens. Watch the harvester at work or bring home as basketful of your favorite fresh fruits and vegetables.
CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines—The most modern public market in the Mimaropa region is set to open here but some lease holders are already selling their units ahead of the December 8 launch.
Some stall owners were selling their lease rights at a high price, the Calapan City Information office said in a statement.
Mayor Paulino Salvador “Doy” Leachon stressed that vendors could not sell their leased units.
“Vendors have no right to sell those stalls because this market is owned by the city government,” said Leachon, also the chairman of the League of Cities of the Philippines.
The Calapan City Public Market is currently the most modern public market in Region IV-B, composed of the island provinces of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.
The two-story building, equipped with an elevator and an escalator, houses stalls for dry goods on the ground floor and the wet section on the second floor.
All stalls on the ground floor have been occupied while awarding of rights for the second floor is ongoing, the city government said.
Meat vendors have been sent and invitation to lease but no one has signified interest so far, it added.
This elderly Mangyan from the Alangan tribe in Naujan, Oriental Mindoro may be too old to study. But hundreds of young indigenous peoples all over Mindoro island are aspiring to be educated. They want to preserve their culture passed from generations to generations but at the same time they desire to go beyond the basics of reading and writing.
But there’s little room for them in the past. And they still suffer from discrimination, sometimes from the very people who illegally claimed their ancestral lands.
Theirs is an almost forgotten group of indigenous peoples. 8 tribes in the island. 100 000 people. All of them aspiring to be educated just like any other Filipino in the country.
Sa lunes, sa The Correspondents, kamustahin natin ang mga Mangyan ng Mindoro at ang Tugdaan – ang paaralan ng mga Mangyan, para sa mga Mangyan.
STA. CRUZ Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at at 6:33 AM by Admin
1 ABELEDA, Leonardo R. 5,790
2 GALSIM, Filemon M. 7,954
3 RAMOS, Hidalgo M. 26
1 LEYCANO, Manuelito E. 4,187
2 MALABANAN, Rose C. 8,682
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - SANTA CRUZ - LONE DIST
1 AQUINO, Alex T. 4,429
2 BANAWA, Rudy M. 1,668
3 CASTRO, Mabelle M. 6,208
4 DE BORJA, Antonio Luis III B. 5,755
5 DOTIMAS, Elias S. 2,771
6 GALSIM, Filemon Jr. M. 6,947
7 GATDULA, Genesis M. 6,860
8 INSIGNE, Lorenzo S. 2,268
9 ISIDRO, Joseph B. 5,413
10 ISIDRO, Lorigen L. 3,376
11 JALMASCO, Jose T. 4,359
12 MALABANAN, Damaso A. 3,309
13 PAGUAGAN, Divina D. 4,528
14 PALACIO, Bernabe G. 1,219
15 RAMOS, Johnny S. 5,188
16 SERRANO, Diosdado T. 4,402
17 TOMAS, Wilson E. 1,978
18 TORRELIZA, Ernesto P. 8,935
19 VILLAR, Edgardo T. 3,028
20 VIRAY, Manuel G. 3,139
SAN JOSE Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:29 AM by Admin
1 ASILO, Lope C. 3,239
2 FESTIN, Romulo D. 15,887
3 MALABAY, Eduardo Jr P. 170
4 VICENTE, Vergel R. 518
5 VILLAROSA, Jose T. 19,843
1 AGUSTIN, Emmanuel T. 13,581
2 CAJILA, Danilo N. 170
3 CASTILLO, Alfredo A. 2,810
4 LADAGA, Rey C. 21,427
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - SAN JOSE - LONE DIST
1 ABELEDA, Augusto S. 15,690
2 AGUILAR, Joel G. 16,379
3 ALMOGELA, William F. 11,229
4 ANTARAN, Joel D. 9,384
5 BINALANGBANG, Leonilo B. 2,685
6 CASTRONUEVO, Joaquin L. 2,091
7 DEGUEÑO, Okenciano C. 1,403
8 DELA CRUZ, Leopoldo E. 5,518
9 DEL VALLE, Alex R. 11,333
10 FALLORINA, Rogelio S. 3,965
11 FELIPE, Isabelo D. 1,108
12 GONZALES, Norma C. 15,237
13 GORDOVEZ, Lolit G. 7,278
14 GOROSPE, Reynaldo L. 8,205
15 ISMAEL, Allan G. 7,789
16 LACIBAR, Anita L. 2,746
17 LIM, Philip Z. 15,709
18 MEDRIANO, Rodrigo M. 621
19 MONDING, Abner M. 6,193
20 PALMARES, June S. 13,989
21 PANGILINAN, Bernardo S. 3,762
22 POLINAR, Jessie R. 2,574
23 SEBASTIAN, Raymundo S. 3,379
24 SERRANO, Pablo Jr D. 3,796
25 TAN, Renato C. 14,640
26 VIDAL, Jose T. 3,585
27 VILLAMAR, Eric G. 7,732
28 VILLANADA, Emiliano R. 10,093
29 VILLAROZA, Victoria A. 17,238
30 ZAPANTA, Senen Jr. M. 16,843
SABLAYAN Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:26 AM by Admin
1 GADIANO, Eduardo B. 12,261
2 ICALLA, Ernesto V. 23
3 MINTU, Edna N. 11,253
1 DANGEROS, Andres D. 12,434
2 DAWATES, Robert Z. 5,529
3 DIMAYACYAC, Romeo D. 4,668
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - SABLAYAN - LONE DIST
1 ABORDO, Corazon S. 3,058
2 AMAR, Antonino L. 517
3 ANI , Salustiana H. 6,670
4 BARRITO, Vicente, Jr. P. 6,333
5 BUNDANG, Rolando M. 5,153
6 DANGEROS, Leonilo I. 7,601
7 DIMACULANGAN, Conchita H. 11,444
8 DIMAYACYAC, Roberto G. 9,362
9 GONZALES, Ariel M. 5,422
10 JAPONES, Ferdinand S. 1,461
11 LANDICHO, Nancy L. 13,201
12 LIM, Roberto C. 10,710
13 MINTU, Edwin N. 12,925
14 NICANOR, Leonilo C. 7,941
15 ORDENES, Renante V. 889
16 PADUA, Abraham G. 599
17 PAQUIDONGAN, Jose H. 788
18 PASAJOL, Armando C. 6,738
19 SALGADO, Celso S. 9,706
20 SILVA, Napoleon I G. 6,880
21 TADEO, Manuel P. 11,698
22 URIETA, Amable B. 10,179
RIZAL Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:23 AM by Admin
1 PEREZ, Nestor E. 5,023
2 SANTARIN, Milagros V. 903
3 VALDEZ, Jesus Sr. A. 6,320
1 ARCA, Ferdinand H. 5,835
2 PABLO, Sonia C. 6,083
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - RIZAL - LONE DIST
1 ABAN, Edgardo M. 2,711
2 AWIT, Restituto F. 4,031
3 CACHO, Ma. Divina M. 685
4 CALLANTA, Noel C. 1,694
5 CASPE, Julio M. 1,356
6 COLESIO, Rodolfo L. 1,519
7 DONA, Lawrence R. 4,402
8 ESPARTERO, Gloria P. 736
9 FELIPE, Amador F. 4,203
10 FERNANDO, Rowena P. 355
11 GARCIA, Manuel Jr A. 2,293
12 HITONES, Ronar A. 5,778
13 IBAÑEZ, Sherwin F. 4,884
14 JAURIGUE, Jimmy M. 5,155
15 JAVIER, Victor Jr. I. 2,410
16 LABINDAO, Gregorio D. 3,461
17 LAREDO, Elvis P. 2,019
18 LAVIÑA, Ryl G. 1,628
19 MIRANDA, Medel L. 2,925
20 PABLO, Erson C. 5,230
21 PECHON, Julieto R. 3,013
22 ROBLES, Yasmin A. 2,964
23 TAMBOONG, Edgardo C. 5,092
24 TANDUG, Barbara M. 2,856
25 TOBIAS, Ludivico R. 2,237
26 TUPAS, Pedrito D. 3,584
MAMBURAO Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:21 AM by Admin
1 ALFARO, Peter D. 4,195
2 VILLAROSA, Voltaire A C. 6,070
1 TADEJA, Donald D. 4,699
2 TRIA, Angelina F. 5,356
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - MAMBURAO - LONE DIST
1 ABELEDA, Emmanuel Sr. T. 2,361
2 ALASTRE, Alberto D. 4,196
3 ALMERO, Cesar B. 646
4 ALMERO, Leonard M. 2,053
5 AMORADO, Jefferson R. 2,994
6 ATIENZA, Donato B. 882
7 CAJAYON, Emmanuel D. 159
8 CALABIO, Ma. Dolores F. 3,913
9 CASCALLA, Silverio P. 3,756
10 CASTIGADOR, Ariel D. 3,433
11 COSUCO, Manuelino R. 3,649
12 DELA VIÑA, Arvin Lloyd E. 447
13 GARILLO, Geoffrey G. 502
14 GENOSA, Faustino G. 1,979
15 GUTIERREZ, Guillermo M. 1,046
16 HERMOSILLA, Socrates T. 2,801
17 LIWANAG, Ernesto D. 2,191
18 MANEJA, Eduardo Jr S. 3,620
19 MASANGKAY, Raul V. 4,720
20 OLFATO, Emmanuel A. 3,955
21 RAMOS, Aristotle G. 3,044
22 RECAIDO, Dulce M. 4,813
23 TAJONERA, Linda R. 3,510
24 TAMAYO, Gerardo S. 3,184
25 VILLAR, Asuncion C. 4,421
MAGSAYSAY Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:19 AM by Admin
1 FAJARDO, Eleonor B. 5,723
2 TRIA, Cesar Jr. M. 4,076
1 BAYAOA, Diosdado Q. 2,319
2 DIZON, Aldrin A. 2,555
3 QUILIT, Ramon G. 4,588
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - MAGSAYSAY - LONE DIST
1 ABESAMIS, Leodegario R. 3,326
2 ARROZA, Benjamin Sr. L. 2,362
3 BAUTISTA, Eusebio S. 2,493
4 BAUTISTA, Modesto S. 330
5 BILLONES, Gregorio S. 1,368
6 CABRERA, Melquiades P. 1,843
7 ESGUERRA, Lydia G. 3,364
8 EVANGELISTA, Edgar A. 2,423
9 GARCIA, Andrew V. 3,299
10 GARCIA, Veneranda S. 2,098
11 LIMOS, Ranulfo B. 2,893
12 MACADAEG, Alfredo T. 2,082
13 MANGUBAT, Rogelio P. 1,951
14 MENDEZ, Geraldine L. 1,564
15 NAVALUNA, Diosdado B. 1,639
16 OROZA, Manuel B. 736
17 PACUNLA, Antonio A. 2,977
18 PAGAYONAN, Leonardo P. 2,212
19 QUILIT, Mario V. 4,022
20 ROSETE, Gregorio Y. 1,785
21 SAGANA, Feliciano S. 3,595
22 SALIMBAY, Ernesto C. 1,873
23 SERNA, Jesus Sr. C. 2,118
24 SIWA, Joel S. 1,370
25 SORIANO, Conchita C. 1,961
26 TENORIO, Johnny B. 1,523
27 UGALE, Samuel A. 829
28 WAGAN, Eddie E. 1,271
LUBANG Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:17 AM by Admin
1 GUTIERREZ, Alejandro M. 4,165
2 SANCHEZ, Juan M. 5,214
1 ALEGRE, Florante I. 2,635
2 MASANGKAY, Wilson V. 54
3 QUIÑONES, Yolanda V. 4,430
4 TESALONA, Alfredo T. 1,992
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - LUBANG - LONE DIST
1 AGUILAR, Odilon V. 2,773
2 ANZALDO, Erwin V. 4,934
3 DAULAT, Leonardo R. 2,776
4 DAULAT, Wilbert T. 4,753
5 DE LARA, Redentor V. 3,145
6 GUIMBA, Eugenio T. 3,151
7 MASANGKAY, Lanie T. 2,202
8 MORALES, Edgardo D. 3,752
9 PULI, Tomasito T. 3,922
10 TANGI, Florencito T. 3,410
11 TARDIO, Jaime Sr. T. 2,465
12 TARRIELA, Josienita D. 3,270
13 TEJOSO, Alexander I. 2,003
14 TESALONA, Bernard T. 2,115
15 VALISNO, Cecilito M. 3,195
16 VILLAFLORES, Manuel R. 3,262
17 VILLAS, Charles Z. 4,965
18 VILLAS, Valentin Jr. V. 1,862
19 VIROLA, Ralph Arvin S. 3,030
LOOC Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:15 AM by Admin
1 TELEBRICO, Ariel A. 2,338
2 TRIA, Nestor N. 2,875
1 TRIA, Apolinar F. 2,721
2 VALLES, Wilmer T. 2,375
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - LOOC - LONE DIST
1 AMBROCIO, Jose M. 2,138
2 DELA TORRE, Marlon V. 3,218
3 DE LUNA, Sofronio J. 1,694
4 DICHOSO, Bernardino B. 1,498
5 GUMANDOY , Marissa A. 1,993
6 LIMJOCO, Anthony D. 2,057
7 NUÑEZ, Wilson A. 1,957
8 QUIÑONES, Arnelson T. 1,170
9 SALES, Avelino V. 1,275
10 TANGLAO, Susan V. 1,170
11 TIVIDAD, Dionisio T. 2,034
12 TRISTAN, Leonardo D. 2,741
13 VALDERAS, Sabino S. 1,700
14 VIAÑA, Armando C. 2,356
15 VIDAL, Jesus N. 1,721
16 VILLAROSA, Priscilla T. 1,495
17 VILLAR, Rommel T. 2,321
18 VILLAS, Ponciano V. 1,832
Calintaan Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:14 AM by Admin
1 ESTOYA, Lily R. 4,805
2 PAULINO, Renato A. 4,143
1 GARCIA SR, Efren F. 4,926
2 OREIRO, George I. 3,799
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - CALINTAAN - LONE DIST
1 ALEJANDRO, Roberto T. 2,829
2 BULLAGAY, Artemio D. 2,429
3 CARIASO, Rommel T. 4,003
4 ESTEBAN, June C. 3,846
5 GASMIN, Cornelio J. 4,441
6 GUIRAL, Lamberto J. 3,796
7 ILDEFONSO, Merlita V. 3,064
8 IMPORTANTE, Ronnie D. 3,750
9 LABRADOR, Eric C. 5,344
10 LINESES, Elnor B. 2,754
11 MADERAZO, Narciso M. 1,881
12 MENDOZA, Rocel P. 4,894
13 MURILLA, Esra L. 461
14 PEREZ, Reden T. 2,562
15 TRAMBULO, Rogelio A. 4,156
16 ULAY, Edelmar P. 3,288
17 ULAY, Luis P. 2,115
ABRA DE ILOG Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs - Mayor, Vice Mayor and CouncilorsPosted On at at 6:11 AM by Admin
1 CONSTANTINO, Eric A. 7,332
2 POLINAG, Nicanor C. 3,328
1 CASTILLO, Floro A. 5,934
2 QUIÑONES, Nolasco D. 4,444
MEMBER, SANGGUNIANG BAYAN of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - ABRA DE ILOG - LONE DIST
1 ABELEDA, Emmanuel Jr. R. 3,089
2 ALVAREZ, Maximino H. 6,098
3 ATIENZA, Leonardo D. 2,789
4 BELEN, Reynaldo T. 5,343
5 BONIFACIO, Jorshinelle C. 1,672
6 CELSO, Hector V. 2,367
7 CORTUNA, Ireneo M. 5,017
8 DACAYANA, Bernardo Jr. J. 5,588
9 GUNA , Johnny B. 3,050
10 HERNANDEZ, Dante N. 873
11 ITURALDE, Baltazar R. 2,142
12 LADIORAY, Archimedes R. 2,948
13 MALIKSI, Amado S. 302
14 MONTENEGRO, Marlon J. 4,214
15 OBRADOR, Eufrosina M. 3,369
16 PANGANIBAN, Manuel C. 3,195
17 QUITO, Orlando R. 5,536
18 RICALDE, Iluminado E. 5,319
19 SANTOS, Ramon B. 2,800
20 SOLOMON, Leodivico F. 2,953
21 TUMBAGA, Amado S. 930
22 ZAPATA, Atanacio R. 2,270
23 ZOLETA, Diomedes Jr. I. 4,258
Partial Unofficial Tally as of 2010-05-11 19:55:43 85.88% of ERs : Congressman, Governor and Vice GovernorPosted On at at 5:30 AM by Admin
MEMBER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES of OCCIDENTAL MINDORO - LONE LEGDIST
1 GARILLO, Josefino A. 1,173
2 PIMENTEL, Samloen, Sr. S. 777
3 SAMALA, Clarita J. 3,648
4 TRIA, Benjamin N. 60,447
5 VILLAROSA, Ma. Amelita C. 75,359
1 DIMAYACYAC, Regalado M. 1,854
2 OMANIO, Ronilo M. 43,897
3 SATO, Josephine R. 97,575
1 BARRERA, Marleo R. 38,628
2 MENDIOLA, Mario Gene J. 87,577
ORIENTAL Mindoro will have another tourism haven aside from Puerto Galera with the development of Polakay Island through a P300-million resort project to be undertaken by Ibayo Island Resort Corp. (IIRC) and the local government of Palo.
The project, to be known as the Polakay Island & Adventure Resort on Kabilang Ibayo Island, also known as Polakay Island, already broke ground last week and is targeted for completion in three years.
IIRC signed a foreshore lease agreement and joint-venture deal with the municipality of Pola to pave the way for the development of Polakay. It is being positioned as an ecotourism haven for both foreign and local tourists and will be an alternative destination to the already-popular Puerto Galera.
“Polakay Island & Adventure Resort is envisioned to be an ecotourism resort highlighting the natural wonders of Kabilang Ibayo Island, including its rich biodiversity,” Roderick A. Ongcarrenceja, IIRC president, said in a statement.
Ongcarranceja said that for its initial phase of development, Polakay Island & Adventure Resort will have hotels, villas and clustered cottages totaling 132 rooms for a capacity of 300 guests. The island resort will be positioned as an alternate tourist destination to Puerto Galera.
Civil works started in 2004 when Pola Mayor Alex Aranas allocated P30 million for the construction of a bridge connecting Kabilang Ibayo Island to the mainland of Pola, a fourth-class coastal town with fishing as the main livelihood of its 31,000 residents.
On Feb. 14, 2006, President Arroyo proclaimed a certain portion of Kabilang Ibayo Island as an ecotourism park by virtue of Proclamation 1002. This island boasts of more than 3 kilometers of beachfront and 400 hectares of mangroves, which is home to fireflies and a wide variety of fauna.
MANILA, Philippines - Armed men torched P30,000 worth of campaign materials of a congressional bet in Mindoro province, police said Wednesday.
Senior Superintendent Sonny Ricablanca, Oriental Mindoro provincial police chief, said at least 10 armed men blocked a campaign truck of incumbent Pola Mayor Alex Aranas along the provincial road in Barangay Dulangan, Baco town.
Ricablanca said the armed men took all the campaign materials, including DVD players and Aranas's campaign posters, from the truck and burned them.
He said that according to Aranas's supporters, the armed men said they are members of the New People's Army (NPA).
He said the armed men also looked for Aranas and told his supporters that they burned the campaign materials for the candidates' refusal to pay campaign fee to the Communist movement.
Aranas, however, told radio dzMM that the harassment was politically motivated. He said he believes the gunmen are not NPA members.
The mayor has been abducted by the rebels twice in 2004 and 2007 for allegedly refusing to give in to the rebels' extortion demands. -- Report from Noel Alamar, radio dzMM
A breaking news has been spreading in the entire Philippines that a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northwestern place of the archipelago early Thursday afternoon.
The quake struck the Mindoro region at exactly 01:29:30 PM at epicenter which is located 86 miles (139 km) from the capital, Manila, and was about 72 kilometers (45 miles) deep. This according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
As of the moment, there were no casualties reported yet. If you are in the Philippines and was able to feel the shake this afternoon, please report any casualties if there is any. Please stay tune for updates
SAN JOSE, Occidental Mindoro— Lakas-Kampi-CMD candidates vying for national posts led by presidential bet Gilbert “Gibo” Teodoro Jr. and his running mate, Edu Manzano, intensified their campaign activities in this city and other remote towns of Mindoro island that were rarely visited by political candidates in past elections because of threat of insurgency.
Unfazed by the reported presence of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, Teodoro and Manzano – on two separate teams – campaigned in this city and Mamburao town to drum up their platform of government as they vowed to prioritize giving more support to local government units to allow them to pursue development programs to benefit the people of Mindoro.
Speaking before a crowd of about 9,000 people at the Occidental Mindoro State College here, Teodoro said the national leadership should be capable of understanding the needs of every community so it can effectively address the particular needs of these localities.
Last Saturday, the 45-year-old Teodoro landed at the San Jose City airport at 3 p.m. while Manzano touched down at Mamburao Airport 10:30 a.m., tagging with them their senatorial candidates that included former justice secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III, incumbent Binalonan (Pangasinan) Ramon “GetsKo” Guico, lawyer Raul Lambino and veteran broadcaster Rey Langit. “Dapat ang leader natin should be capable of understanding the needs of communities to effectively address their respective problems and then give the best solutions,” Teodoro said.
Among the local leaders present at the state college were Deputy Speaker Amelita Villarosa; her husband, former Gov. Jose Villarosa; Mayor Voltaire Villarosa of Mamburao; Vice Mayor Nestor Perez of Rizal; and mayoral bets Renato Paulino in Calintaan and Eleonor Fajardo in Magsaysay.
Former Gov. Villarosa said some 9,000 people listened to Teodoro as he tackle the issue of greater support for LGUs at the college, where the Lakas presidential bet, his running mate Manzano, and three of the ruling party’s six senatorial bets proceeded to in the afternoon following a motorcade from the airport. These senatorial bets are Bello, Lambino and Langit.
The other Lakas-Kampi-CMD senatorial aspirants are reelectionist Senators Ramon Revilla Jr. and Lito Lapid, and Guico
A mild predawn magnitude-3.8 quake rocked parts of Mindoro Island in southern Luzon Monday, but state seismologists said there was no damage expected.
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said the quake was recorded at 5:30 a.m., with the epicenter 87 km northwest of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.
It said the quake was tectonic and was felt at Intensity II in Lubang in Occidental Mindoro.
Phivolcs said no damage or aftershock was expected from the quake. - RSJ, GMANews.TV
MANILA, Philippines - Ramdam na ang epekto ng El Niño sa lahat ng bayan ng Mindoro Occidental. Tinatayang umabot na sa mahigit P90 milyon ang pinsala sa mga pananim doon.
MANILA, Philippines—A suspected communist rebel who took part in an ambush with Army soldiers in Oriental Mindoro was arrested about 10 hours after the gun battle, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Armed Forces spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Romeo Brawner, Jr. said troops from the 4th Infantry Battalion arrested New People’s Army fighter Heyo Idlaw, alias "Itag", at around 3 p.m. Saturday.
"Yesterday, he (Idlaw) went through paraffin test and we are waiting for the result of the test from the crime laboratory," Brawner said.
He said Idlaw was chanced upon by government troops pursuing fleeing rebels following a three-hour firefight in the village of Panaytayan, in the southern Oriental Mindoro town of Mansalay on Saturday.
Eleven members of the 23rd Division Reconnaissance Company died while seven others were wounded in the ambush.
It was the Army's biggest loss in a single encounter with the rebels this year.
Brawner said that Idlaw, who was undergoing debriefing, has admitted being involved in the clash.
Private Juralp Culili, a member of the 23rd Division Reconnaissance Company, identified Idlaw as one of the rebels the soldiers encountered last Saturday.
Pursuit operations against the communist rebels were ongoing in Oriental Mindoro, said Brawner, quoting officials from the 2nd Infantry Division in Oriental Mindoro.
"The pursuit operations are still ongoing and we believe that we will be able to catch up with the group within the next few days," Brawner said.
LUCENA CITY, Quezon, Philippines – Top official of the military’s Southern Luzon Command based here in Camp Nakar did not discount the possibility that Army troopers committed tactical mistakes when they ran into a fortified camp of New People's Army rebels in Oriental Mindoro that resulted in the deaths of 11 soldiers Saturday morning.
“If our troops committed some tactical blunders, we are also investigating so that we could pinpoint responsibilities and prevent more blunders in the future,” Lieutenant General Roland Detabali, said in a phone interview Sunday.
He said the loss of lives in Oriental Mindoro would only strengthen the resolve of the government to win the war against the communist insurgency.
“Rest assure that we will strive harder, double our efforts and sacrifice if need be to do what we are mandated to do (to defeat the enemy),” Detabali said.
The military said the soldiers were conducting “clearing operations" through security patrols in preparation for the upcoming campaign period for local government officials on March 26 when the ambush happened.
According to Detabali, the rebels who staged the attack were reinforced by communist guerillas from nearby Romblon Island.
“I believed all NPAs from Romblon retreated to Mindoro to reinforce the Island, particularly when the STPRC (Southern Tagalog Regional Party Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines) was located there during the capture of Buan (Army Major Noel Buan),” the Solcom official said.
Buan, an Army intelligence officer, was held as a “prisoner of war” by communist guerillas in Mindoro for 22 months. He was released to the humanitarian and peace mission led by Senator Loren Legarda in April 2001 in a remote village in Mansalay town.
Detabali said the withdrawal of the Army’s 68th Infantry Battalion from Mindoro and its eventual deployment to Mindanao to join the battle against the Moro Islamic Liberation Forces two years ago also affected the momentum of the government state security forces against the communist insurgents.
“We were then at the height of our clearing operations in Mindoro and were fast gaining ground,” he said.
Detabali maintained that Mindoro Island which consists of two provinces, Oriental and Occidental, was a big area for only two Army Infantry Battalions.
“Now, we have redeployed one company from Quezon province to Mindoro but we’re still hoping that the 68th IB would be returned to Mindoro to fast track our efforts. We have already discovered arms cache of the NPA rebels in Mindoro,” he said.
The Alangan forest people on the Philippine island of Mindoro are frightened. The sound of test drilling can be heard several places in the jungle they are dependent on. The land they have inherited from their ancestors is threatened by Norwegian mining operations.
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1 ABELEDA, LEONARDO RODRIGUEZ / NPC
2 GALSIM, FILEMON MAMARIL / LKS-KAM
3 RAMOS, HIDALGO MORALES / IND.
1 LEYCANO, MANUELITO EALDAMA / NPC
2 MALABANAN, ROSE CALABIO / LKS-KAM
1 AQUINO, ALEX TAJA "BOYET" IND.
2 BANAWA, RUDY MADRIGAL "DY BANAWA" NPC
3 CASTRO, MABELLE MORALES "MABELLE" NPC
4 DE BORJA, ANTONIO LUIS III BERNARDO "LOUIE" NPC
5 DOTIMAS, ELIAS SALDIVAR "SEYONG" NPC
6 GALSIM, FILEMON JR. MASANGKAY "TOTIE" LKS-KAM
7 GATDULA, GENESIS MARQUEZ "GENESIS-PINGKO" NPC
8 INSIGNE, LORENZO SY "LONCHING" IND.
9 ISIDRO, JOSEPH BANZON "JOSH" LKS-KAM
10 ISIDRO, LORIGEN LACUESTA "BABY" NPC
11 JALMASCO, JOSE TORRELIZA "OTE" LKS-KAM
12 MALABANAN, DAMASO ABELEDA "DAMSY" LKS-KAM
13 PAGUAGAN, DIVINA DAPROSA "VINANG-DAPROSA" NPC
14 PALACIO, BERNABE GALANGA "BOBBY" IND.
15 RAMOS, JOHNNY SAIQUE "BOLBOK" LKS-KAM
16 SERRANO, DIOSDADO TOLENTINO "DADO" LKS-KAM
17 TOMAS, WILSON ENCINA "BOGS" IND.
18 TORRELIZA, ERNESTO PAGLICAWAN "ERNIE" LKS-KAM
19 VILLAR, EDGARDO TADALAN "EGAD" LKS-KAM
20 VIRAY, MANUEL GATDULA "ELO" NPC
1 ASILO, LOPE CASTILLO / AKSYON
2 FESTIN, ROMULO DE MESA / NPC
3 MALABAY, EDUARDO JR PESIGAN / IND.
4 VICENTE, VERGEL REGUINDIN / PGRP
5 VILLAROSA, JOSE TAPALES / LKS-KAM
1 AGUSTIN, EMMANUEL TRIA / PDP LABAN
2 CAJILA, DANILO NARCISO / PGRP
3 CASTILLO, ALFREDO AGUSTIN / AKSYON
4 LADAGA, REY CAJAYON / LKS-KAM
1 ABELEDA, AUGUSTO SESE / LKS-KAM
2 AGUILAR, JOEL GAUDIEL JIJI / LABAN
3 ALMOGELA, WILLIAM FERRER / NPC
4 ANTARAN, JOEL DEL ROSARIO / NPC
5 BINALANGBANG, LEONILO BELLER / AKSYON
6 CASTRONUEVO, JOAQUIN LAYUG / AKSYON
7 DEGUEÑO, OKENCIANO CORRACHEA / AKSYON
8 DEL VALLE, ALEX ROBLES / NPC
9 DELA CRUZ, LEOPOLDO EGAÑA / AKSYON
10 FALLORINA, ROGELIO SERRANO / IND.
11 FELIPE, ISABELO DE VENECIA / IND.
12 GONZALES, NORMA CABRERA / LKS-KAM
13 GORDOVEZ, LOLIT GUTIERREZ / NPC
14 GOROSPE, REYNALDO LUMAWIG / LKS-KAM
15 ISMAEL, ALLAN GUEBARRA / NPC
16 LACIBAR, ANITA LAQUIHON / IND.
17 LIM, PHILIP ZUBIRI / NPC
18 MEDRIANO, RODRIGO MANGAHAS / IND.
19 MONDING, ABNER MOPIA / IND.
20 PALMARES, JUNE SALCEO / LKS-KAM
21 PANGILINAN, BERNARDO SANTOS / AKSYON
22 POLINAR, JESSIE RAVELO / AKSYON
23 SEBASTIAN, RAYMUNDO SIWA / AKSYON
24 SERRANO, PABLO JR DIZON / IND.
25 TAN, RENATO CLARIN / LKS-KAM
26 VIDAL, JOSE TAMAYO / IND.
27 VILLAMAR, ERIC GALIT / LKS-KAM
28 VILLANADA, EMILIANO RONZON / NPC
29 VILLAROZA, VICTORIA ABELEDA / LKS-KAM
30 ZAPANTA, SENEN JR. MERCADO / LKS-KAM
1 GADIANO, EDUARDO BALTAZAR / LKS-KAM
2 ICALLA, ERNESTO VALENTON / IND.
3 MINTU, EDNA NICANOR / NP
1 DANGEROS, ANDRES DAWATES / NP
2 DAWATES, ROBERT ZUBIRI / IND.
3 DIMAYACYAC, ROMEO DELOS TRINOS / LKS-KAM
1 ABORDO, CORAZON SALGADO / PGRP
2 AMAR, ANTONINO LIBERATO / PGRP
3 ANI, SALUSTIANA HERNANDEZ / LKS-KAM
4 BARRITO, VICENTE, JR. PADERANGA / NP
5 BUNDANG, ROLANDO MERCENE / LKS-KAM
6 DANGEROS, LEONILO ICALLA / LKS-KAM
7 DIMACULANGAN, CONCHITA HILARIO / NP
8 DIMAYACYAC, ROBERTO GONZALVO / NP
9 GONZALES, ARIEL MASANGCAY / NP
10 JAPONES, FERDINAND SALAMANCA / IND.
11 LANDICHO, NANCY LAUDENCIA / NP
12 LIM, ROBERTO CRUZ / NP
13 MINTU, EDWIN NICANOR / NP
14 NICANOR, LEONILO CABANTUGAN / NP
15 ORDENES, RENANTE VIGUILLA / PGRP
16 PADUA, ABRAHAM GINTOMAN / IND.
17 PAQUIDONGAN, JOSE HONTIVEROS / PGRP
18 PASAJOL, ARMANDO CABRERA / LKS-KAM
19 SALGADO, CELSO SARZATE / LKS-KAM
20 SILVA, NAPOLEON I GOZAR / LKS-KAM
21 TADEO, MANUEL PASION / LKS-KAM
22 URIETA, AMABLE BUNDANG / LKS-KAM
1 PEREZ, NESTOR ESPARTERO / LKS-KAM
2 SANTARIN, MILAGROS VIAÑA / IND.
3 VALDEZ, JESUS SR. ACOSTA / NPC
1 ARCA, FERDINAND HERMOSO / NPC
2 PABLO, SONIA CABALUNA NE' / LKS-KAM
1 ABAN, EDGARDO MENDOZA / IND.
2 AWIT, RESTITUTO FELICIANO / LKS-KAM
3 CACHO, MA. DIVINA MARARANG / IND.
4 CALLANTA, NOEL CANDELARIO / IND.
5 CASPE, JULIO MERIDA / IND.
6 COLESIO, RODOLFO LADERA / LKS-KAM
7 DONA, LAWRENCE RABAGO / LKS-KAM
8 ESPARTERO, GLORIA PEREZ / IND.
9 FELIPE, AMADOR FAMENIA / LKS-KAM
10 FERNANDO, ROWENA PASCUAL / PGRP
11 GARCIA, MANUEL JR AGUIRRE / NPC
12 HITONES, RONAR ANTOLIN / IND.
13 IBAÑEZ, SHERWIN FEDELLAGA / IND.
14 JAURIGUE, JIMMY MALOLES / LKS-KAM
15 JAVIER, VICTOR JR. ILASIN / IND.
16 LABINDAO, GREGORIO DUMALAOG / LKS-KAM
17 LAREDO, ELVIS PINUELA / NPC
18 LAVIÑA, RYL GARLIT / NP
19 MIRANDA, MEDEL LABINDAO / NPC
20 PABLO, ERSON CABALUNA / LKS-KAM
21 PECHON, JULIETO RIMANDO / NPC
22 ROBLES, YASMIN ALEGRE / LKS-KAM
23 TAMBOONG, EDGARDO COLESIO / NPC
24 TANDUG, BARBARA MANALO / NPC
25 TOBIAS, LUDIVICO ROSALES / NPC
26 TUPAS, PEDRITO DY / NPC
1 PANGILINAN, ABELARDO SANCHEZ / LP
1 BARRIENTOS, EDGAR PAGILAGAN / LP
1 CABABAY, BENITO CAL / IND.
2 CADAHIN, JOEL TINAMISAN / LKS-KAM
3 CARLOS, ROEL VENTAJAR / LP
4 CRISOSTOMO, REYNALDO DE OCAMPO / LKS-KAM
5 DIAZ, JOHN JERRY DE OCAMPO / IND.
6 DUEÑAS, JONES TORRELIZA / LKS-KAM
7 FAJARDO, VILLAMOR, SR. NUÑEZ / IND.
8 INSIGNE, ELVIRA VILLAS / LKS-KAM
9 MARASIGAN, ELORDE AGITO / LP
10 MASANGKAY, RIZAL ZAPATA / LKS-KAM
11 PANGILINAN, CARL MICHAEL MOPERA / LP
12 SANCHEZ, WILLIARD FINEZA / LP
13 TAGUMPAY, MELVIN TERRENAL / LP
14 TINALIGA, ANTONIO DE LARA / LP
15 TORRELIZA, LYNETTE CALABIO / LP
16 TORRELIZA, RONALDO INSIGNE / LKS-KAM
17 VALLESTERO, ANTHONY TAGUMPAY / LKS-KAM
18 VIAÑA, DEMOSTHENES RAMOS / LP
1 ALFARO, PETER DE JESUS / NPC
2 VILLAROSA, VOLTAIRE A CALIMBAS / LKS-KAM
1 TADEJA, DONALD DE LEMOS / LKS-KAM
2 TRIA, ANGELINA FRANCO / NPC
1 ABELEDA, EMMANUEL SR. TARRIELA / LKS-KAM
2 ALASTRE, ALBERTO DE LUNA / LKS-KAM
3 ALMERO, CESAR BELALE / IND.
4 ALMERO, LEONARD MASANGKAY / IND.
5 AMORADO, JEFFERSON RAMIREZ / IND.
6 ATIENZA, DONATO BUELA / IND.
7 CAJAYON, EMMANUEL DILLERA / IND.
8 CALABIO, MA. DOLORES FLORES / NPC
9 CASCALLA, SILVERIO PADUA / LKS-KAM
10 CASTIGADOR, ARIEL DEL CASTILLO / NPC
11 COSUCO, MANUELINO RAMOS / NPC
12 DELA VIÑA, ARVIN LLOYD ESTRADA / IND.
13 GARILLO, GEOFFREY GUTIERREZ / IND.
14 GENOSA, FAUSTINO GATDULA / IND.
15 GUTIERREZ, GUILLERMO MENDOZA / IND.
16 HERMOSILLA, SOCRATES TAROMA / NPC
17 LIWANAG, ERNESTO DE LEON / NPC
18 MANEJA, EDUARDO JR SERVANDO / LKS-KAM
19 MASANGKAY, RAUL VILLAR / NPC
20 OLFATO, EMMANUEL ALTAMIRANO / LKS-KAM
21 RAMOS, ARISTOTLE GALENDEZ / NPC
22 RECAIDO, DULCE MULINGBAYAN / LKS-KAM
23 TAJONERA, LINDA REGUDO / LKS-KAM
24 TAMAYO, GERARDO SISON / NPC
25 VILLAR, ASUNCION CASTILLO / LKS-KAM
1 FAJARDO, ELEONOR BARRERA / LKS-KAM
2 TRIA, CESAR JR. MOLINA / NPC
1 BAYAOA, DIOSDADO QUIMOYOG / NPC
2 DIZON, ALDRIN AGUILAR / AKSYON
3 QUILIT, RAMON GANDA / LKS-KAM
1 ABESAMIS, LEODEGARIO RAMOS / NP
2 ARROZA, BENJAMIN SR. LERIO / IND.
3 BAUTISTA, EUSEBIO SADANG / NP
4 BAUTISTA, MODESTO SANCHEZ / PGRP
5 BILLONES, GREGORIO SUETOS / NP
6 CABRERA, MELQUIADES PRIVADO / IND.
7 ESGUERRA, LYDIA GARCIA / LKS-KAM
8 EVANGELISTA, EDGAR ALEGADO / AKSYON
9 GARCIA, ANDREW VILLANUEVA / LKS-KAM
10 GARCIA, VENERANDA SALES / NP
11 LIMOS, RANULFO BASUEL / NP
12 MACADAEG, ALFREDO TUGADE / LKS-KAM
13 MANGUBAT, ROGELIO PAJILGA / LKS-KAM
14 MENDEZ, GERALDINE LIRIO / IND.
15 NAVALUNA, DIOSDADO BONSATO / NP
16 OROZA, MANUEL BARRIENTOS / IND.
17 PACUNLA, ANTONIO ADUPINA / LKS-KAM
18 PAGAYONAN, LEONARDO PAULE / LKS-KAM
19 QUILIT, MARIO VIDALLO / NP
20 ROSETE, GREGORIO YAHIN / IND.
21 SAGANA, FELICIANO SAGNIP / LKS-KAM
22 SALIMBAY, ERNESTO CASISON / AKSYON
23 SERNA, JESUS SR. CABANIG / LKS-KAM
24 SIWA, JOEL SALVADOR / IND.
25 SORIANO, CONCHITA CORBILLON / IND.
26 TENORIO, JOHNNY BILLONES / AKSYON
27 UGALE, SAMUEL AVILA / NP
28 WAGAN, EDDIE ENILDA / IND.
1 GUTIERREZ, ALEJANDRO MANINANG / LKS-KAM
2 SANCHEZ, JUAN MALABANAN / NPC
1 ALEGRE, FLORANTE INSIGNE / NPC
2 MASANGKAY, WILSON VILLAS / IND.
3 QUIÑONES, YOLANDA VILLAS / IND.
4 TESALONA, ALFREDO TIVIDAD / LKS-KAM
1 AGUILAR, ODILON VIANA / NPC
2 ANZALDO, ERWIN VILLAS / NPC
3 DAULAT, LEONARDO REYES / NPC
4 DAULAT, WILBERT TANGI / NPC
5 DE LARA, REDENTOR VIAÑA / LKS-KAM
6 GUIMBA, EUGENIO TANGI / LKS-KAM
7 MASANGKAY, LANIE TANGI / LKS-KAM
8 MORALES, EDGARDO DE LARA / NPC
9 PULI, TOMASITO TAÑECA / NPC
10 TANGI, FLORENCITO TRIA / LKS-KAM
11 TARDIO, JAIME SR. TARRAS/ PDP LABAN
12 TARRIELA, JOSIENITA DE LEMOS / LKS-KAM
13 TEJOSO, ALEXANDER INGRESO / LKS-KAM
14 TESALONA, BERNARD TESALONA / LKS-KAM
15 VALISNO, CECILITO MORALES / PDP LABAN
16 VILLAFLORES, MANUEL RIFOL / NPC
17 VILLAS, CHARLES ZUBIRI / NPC
18 VILLAS, VALENTIN JR. VILLAROSA / IND.
19 VIROLA, RALPH ARVIN SORIANO / LKS-KAM
1 TELEBRICO, ARIEL ARELLANO / LKS-KAM
2 TRIA, NESTOR NAVARRO / NPC
1 TRIA, APOLINAR FAMINI / NPC
2 VALLES, WILMER TAÑALA / LKS-KAM
1 AMBROCIO, JOSE MIEMBRO / NPC
2 DE LUNA, SOFRONIO JUAÑO / LKS-KAM
3 DELA TORRE, MARLON VIAÑA / NPC
4 DICHOSO, BERNARDINO BELMONTE / LKS-KAM
5 GUMANDOY, MARISSA ABELEDA / NPC
6 LIMJOCO, ANTHONY DE LARA / LKS-KAM
7 NUÑEZ, WILSON AMBROCIO / NPC
8 QUIÑONES, ARNELSON TANALIGA / IND.
9 SALES, AVELINO VILLALUNA / LKS-KAM
10 TANGLAO, SUSAN VIDAL / IND.
11 TIVIDAD, DIONISIO TRIA / NPC
12 TRISTAN, LEONARDO DE LARA / NPC
13 VALDERAS, SABINO SARI / IND.
14 VIAÑA, ARMANDO CAMACHO / LKS-KAM
15 VIDAL, JESUS NUÑEZ / LKS-KAM
16 VILLAR, ROMMEL TRISTAN / NPC
17 VILLAROSA, PRISCILLA TAMPILIC / LKS-KAM
18 VILLAS, PONCIANO VILLAR / NPC
1 ESTOYA, LILY RACCA / NPC
2 PAULINO, RENATO ANTOY / LKS-KAM
1 GARCIA SR, EFREN FERNANDEZ / LKS-KAM
2 OREIRO, GEORGE ISIDRO / NPC
1 ALEJANDRO, ROBERTO TEJEDO / NPC
2 BULLAGAY, ARTEMIO DOMINGO / NPC
3 CARIASO, ROMMEL TADEJA / NPC
4 ESTEBAN, JUNE CLETO / NPC
5 GASMIN, CORNELIO JOSE / LKS-KAM
6 GUIRAL, LAMBERTO JIMENEZ / LKS-KAM
7 ILDEFONSO, MERLITA VILLAFLORES / NPC
8 IMPORTANTE, RONNIE DIONISIO / LKS-KAM
9 LABRADOR, ERIC CREDO / LKS-KAM
10 LINESES, ELNOR BATOLIO / NPC
11 MADERAZO, NARCISO MANALO / LKS-KAM
12 MENDOZA, ROCEL PAYAS / LKS-KAM
13 MURILLA, ESRA LUSAYMAN / IND.
14 PEREZ, REDEN TOREJA / LKS-KAM
15 TRAMBULO, ROGELIO AGUILAR / NPC
16 ULAY, EDELMAR PASCUAL /NPC
17 ULAY, LUIS PICA / LKS-KAM
1 CONSTANTINO, ERIC ABALOS / NPC
2 POLINAG, NICANOR CORTUNA / LKS-KAM
1 CASTILLO, FLORO AGONCILLO / NPC
2 QUIÑONES, NOLASCO DAMIRAY / LKS-KAM
1 ABELEDA, EMMANUEL JR. RIVERA / IND.
2 ALVAREZ, MAXIMINO HERNANDEZ / NPC
3 ATIENZA, LEONARDO DEL MUNDO / LKS-KAM
4 BELEN, REYNALDO TAÑO / NPC
5 BONIFACIO, JORSHINELLE CERA / IND.
6 CELSO, HECTOR VILLAMIN / LKS-KAM
7 CORTUNA, IRENEO MAULLON / NPC
8 DACAYANA, BERNARDO JR. JORDAN / NPC
9 GUNA, JOHNNY BANDONG / LKS-KAM
10 HERNANDEZ, DANTE NAVARRO / IND.
11 ITURALDE, BALTAZAR RUBIO / LKS-KAM
12 LADIORAY, ARCHIMEDES RAMOS / NPC
13 MALIKSI, AMADO SANDOVAL / IND.
14 MONTENEGRO, MARLON JIMENEZ / IND.
15 OBRADOR, EUFROSINA MACARAIG / LKS-KAM
16 PANGANIBAN, MANUEL CABRAL TYONG / NPC
17 QUITO, ORLANDO RAMOS / NPC
18 RICALDE, ILUMINADO ELISIDA / LKS-KAM
19 SANTOS, RAMON BALIMBIN / LKS-KAM
20 SOLOMON, LEODIVICO FLORES / NPC
21 TUMBAGA, AMADO SINDURAAN / IND.
22 ZAPATA, ATANACIO RUBIO / LKS-KAM
23 ZOLETA, DIOMEDES JR. ITURALDE / IND.
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1 GARILLO, JOSEFINO ABELEDA / PGRP
2 PIMENTEL, SAMLOEN, SR. SILANGA / IND.
3 SAMALA, CLARITA JOAQUIN / AKSYON
4 TRIA, BENJAMIN NAVARRO / NPC
5 VILLAROSA, MA. AMELITA CALIMBAS GIRLIE LKS-KAM
1 DIMAYACYAC, REGALADO MAGBOO / PGRP
2 OMANIO, RONILO MAAT / LKS-KAM
3 SATO, JOSEPHINE RAMIREZ / NPC
1 BARRERA, MARLEO REYES / LKS-KAM
2 MENDIOLA, MARIO GENE JARO / NPC
1 ABELEDA, DAMASO II DE GUZMAN / NPC
2 CATAMA, OSCAR TRIA / LKS-KAM
3 EBORA, NARCISO MENDOZA / LKS-KAM
4 IGNACIO, ESTELITO, JR. PACAL / LKS-KAM
5 IGNACIO, MARILOU COLLAMAR / NPC
6 LEGASPI, ROCKY DAÑO / NPC
7 OCAMPO, LORENZO JR. RAMOS / LKS-KAM
8 PANALIGAN, JOEL CUSTODIO / NPC
9 REBONG, ANTONIO JR ABELEDA / NPC
10 TRIA, FERDINAND ALFARO / LKS-KAM
11 VILLAROSA, JESUS TAPALES / IND.
1 AGAS, RODERICK QUIBIN / LP
2 BAREN, OSCAR ALVAREZ / PGRP
3 BELTRAN, EDWIN DELOS REYES / PGRP
4 CONDE, DIONISIO DELEXYO / PGRP
5 CRUZ, NATHANIEL DEMERIN / NPC
6 ESTIGOY, FELICIANO MANUEL / PGRP
7 GARCIA, NATHANIEL BANGELES / LKS-KAM
8 JARAVATA, ERNESTO FERNANDEZ / NPC
9 JAVIER, ULYSSES PASION / NP
10 LIM, OSCAR JANAIRO / NP
11 MACARAIG, BERNABE BORILLO / LKS-KAM
12 MARTINEZ, MORILLO CASIDSID / PGRP
13 MINA, ALEXANDER RAMOS / IND.
14 PABLO, ERNESTO, JR CABALUNA / LKS-KAM
15 PECHON, RICARDO TANDUG / IND.
16 VILLAROZA, MARIAN HAYDEE GABUTERO / LKS-KAM
17 YSIBIDO, MARIBOY ASENJO / LKS-KAM
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1 ACERON, MARIA ESTELA FELIPA MANAHAN / NP
2 ARANAS, ALEX MARASIGAN / PMP
3 LEVISTE, RENATO VILLAPANDO / NPC
4 TALAGTAG, JAIME MILLA / IND.
5 VALENCIA, RODOLFO GARONG / LKS-KAM
1 ABAO, BENROME SELDA / IND.
2 CUSI, ALFONSO GABA / SANDUGO
3 JANDA, EDMUND DANTE ESPELIMBERGO / AKSYON
4 SALCEDO, EPHRAIM CUADRA / PMP
5 UMALI, REYNALDO VILLAR / LP
6 VENTURANZA, THADDEUS ENRIQUEZ / LKS-KAM
7 YAP, ANTHONY LEE / NP
1 PANALIGAN, ARNAN CAPULONG / LKS-KAM
2 UMALI, ALFONSO JR VILLAR / LP
1 BACAY, MARCOS ABRENICA / IND.
2 DOLOR, HUMERLITO ATIENZA / LP
3 INFANTADO, RAFAEL LANDAYAN / LKS-KAM
1 ABAS, ABRAHAM RAMOS / LKS-KAM
2 ARAGO, RYAN ZARRA / LKS-KAM
3 CONCEPCION, ROBERTO LATORRE / LKS-KAM
4 CONSOLACION, ANTONIO LORICA / LP
5 CUETO, LEO PEÑA / LP
6 DELA ROSA, PATRICK MANALO / LKS-KAM
7 EVORA, MAXIMO TALBAN / NP
8 FLORES, TEDDY JOSE GARONG / LP
9 INFANTADO, ROMEO GONZALES / LP
10 JOSON, PHILIP CESAR BUENSUCESO / LP
11 MALALUAN, MICHAEL ROLLON / LKS-KAM
1 AGARAP, CORAZON FABREAG / LP
2 BAWASANTA, CRISPIN JAMILLA / LKS-KAM
3 BUENAVENTURA, MARTIN SANTOS / LKS-KAM
4 CADACIO, OSIAS FALCULAN / LP
5 DE ROXAS, FLOR MANIPOL / IND.
6 DIMAPILIS, RAMIL ONTE / LP
7 EVANGELISTA, RENATO ZOSIMO BILOG / LP
8 FETIZANAN, LYSANDER LASCANO / LP
9 GUILLAN, MAMERTO CADUBLA / NP
10 MALALUAN, REYNALDO ASI / LKS-KAM
11 MAMBIL, DENNIS DE BELEN / IND.
12 MENDIZABAL, JOELITO CABASE / LM
13 SOLABO, JOCELYN GREGORIO / LKS-KAM
14 SOLLER, FERDINAND THOMAS MOSQUEDA / LKS-KAM
15 VELASQUEZ, DENNIS VASQUEZ / NP
Dy, Jackson Cinco (LP)
Dimapilis, Violeta Labis (LP)
Bacay, Juanito (Lakas-Kampi)
Baculinao, Lee (LP)
Baticos, Cesar (Lakas-Kampi)
Bautista, Angeles (Lakas-Kampi)
De la Cruz, David (NP)
Diaz, Nida (NP)
Dimapilis, Napoleon (Lakas-Kampi)
Estrada, Cleto (LP)
Estrada, Jovito (Lakas-Kampi)
Fabon, Arnel (LP)
Fallaria, Rogelio (LP)
Galaran, Elsie (LP)
Lawig, Joseph (NP)
Magno, Gualberto (LP)
Marte, John Felix (Ind.)
Mortel, Bernabe (Lakas-Kampi)
Oquendo, Simeon (NP)
Sinel, Gonzalo (Lakas-Kampi)
Soriano, Eduardo (LP)
Suarez, Nicodemus (Ind.)
Talens, Mae Arlene (Lakas-Kampi)
MANILA, Philippines - Two mild earthquakes hit the country Friday and four more last Thursday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The first earthquake occurred at 9:21 a.m. and registered at magnitude 4.5. The epicenter was estimated at 22 kilometers northeast of Tandag, Surigao del Sur.
It had a shallow depth of seven kilometers. The tremor was felt as Intensity II in Tandag and Tago Surigao del Sur; and General Luna in Surigao del Norte.
Another earthquake occurred just 28 minutes later at 9:49 am with the epicenter estimated at 36 kilometers northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar. This quake measured at magnitude 3.9 with a depth of 30 kilometers.
On Thursday, a magnitude 4.0 quake hit 65 kilometers southwest of Maasin, Southern Leyte at around 5: 29 pm. It was felt as Intensity I in Camiguin Island.
A weaker earthquake with magnitude 2.1 also occurred around 27 kilometers southwest of San Fernando, La Union at 6:59 pm. The tremor had a shallow depth of 2.1 kilometers and was felt as Intensity II in Baguio City.
At 8:30 pm, still another quake with magnitude 4.5 occurred 116 northwest of Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro. It had a depth of 38 kilometers and was felt as Intensity I in Tondo, Manila and Intensity III in Lubang, Occidental Mindoro.
The last earthquake on Thursday was measured at magnitude 3.8 and occurred at 10:25 pm. Its epicenter was estimated at 40 kilometers northeast of Borongan, eastern Samar. It was felt as Intensity II in Tacloban City and Dolores, Eastern Samar; and Intensity III in Borongan, Llorente, and San Julian, Eastern Samar.
No damage was reported in all the quakes.
The Philippines lies in a region called the Pacific Ring of Fire which is seismologically and volcanically active.
MANILA, Philippines – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s choice of Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) director Horacio Ramos as environment secretary was “bad feng shui” for the environmental situation in the country, advocates said Friday.
"We were in aghast to know that the longtime MGB director Horacio Ramos is now the DENR secretary. His appointment as DENR Secretary is a 'bad fung shui' or bad omen to the current unhealthy state of the Philippine environment," said Jaybee Garganera, national coordinator of the Alyansa Tigil Mina (ATM), an advocacy group composed of 80 organizations.
“We fear that Ramos, as an appointee of [Arroyo], will pursue the crime of irrational exploitation of our natural resources and turn a blind eye and deaf ears to the legitimate resistance of mining affected communities and environmental groups,” said Garganera.
“This appointment of Horacio Ramos as DENR secretary has great implications on the direction of the DENR,” said Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center executive director Judy Pasimio.
Father Edu Gariguez, Alyansa Laban sa Mina (Alamin) spokesman, also alleged that Ramos was in connivance with a Norwegian mining firm to pursue a project that has been greatly opposed by the local government in Mindoro.
“How can a mining lover like Horacio Ramos lead in saving our environment from total destruction? Ramos has worked in connivance with Norwegian-based Intex Resources to pursue the nickel project strongly opposed by local government officials, Mangyan indigenous groups, Catholic Church leaders and residents of Mindoro,” Gariguez said.
Gariguez was among those who went on hunger strike in protest of the Mindoro Nickel project last year.
Blas Tabaranza, executive director of the environmental group Haribon said, “We are dismayed at his appointment as this threatens our conservation efforts but we hope that the appointment of Horacio Ramos will still keep the dialogue between civil society organizations and DENR open.”
From the Diocese of Tandag in Surigao del Sur, Sister Lydia Lascano from the Social Action Center expressed her dismay. “The appointment of Horacio Ramos is unfortunate. It dashed to the ground all my hopes for the protection and preservation of the environment and natural resources in the Philippines,” she said.
MANILA, Philippines - Suspected members of the New People's Army (NPA) set fire to a cellsite of Globe Telecom in Mindoro Occidental province early Tuesday, police said.
Some 10 armed men burned the cellsite in Mt. Binarara, Sitio Maslud, Brgy Tubili, Paluan town, around 7:40 a.m., according to Mindoro Occidental Provincial Police Office director Senior Supt.
Baysa said a security guard and a barangay official reported the incident to the Paluan Police.
Police have yet to determine the extent of damage to the cellsite.
The NPA has frequently targeted cellsites of Globe Telecom due to the company's alleged refusal to pay the NPA's "revolutionary tax."
Before the current political administration in this municipality, Roxas is considered as the TRADE CENTER OF THE SOUTH!
But the wanton disregard of its peoples' demand for sustainable development peg's it to remain a 4th class municipality despite of its temendous capability to GO FORWARD!
One hundred and forty eight (148) kilometers south of Calapan lies the small but promising town of Roxas. The name was taken from the late President Manuel A. Roxas in whose honor the proposal for the barrio’s separation from its mother town, Mansalay, was first acknowledged.
The present town was once a small settlement along the Tikling River where early settlers and immigrants from Panay and Batangas provinces set ashore. The settlement became the site of the first government of Roxas.
Through Executive Order No. 181, President Elpidio Quirino, in a proclamation dated 15 October 1948 declared Paclasan as a separate town from Mansalay. The order, however, took effect on November 15, 1948. The name Paclasan was changed to Roxas and Roxas was born as a town.
Roxas has 20 barangays – two urban, three urbanizing and fifteen rural, in a total land area of 8,526 hectares. Its present population is 43,202. Farming and fishing continue to serve as main economic activities with trade and commerce continuously gaining importance in its economic growth.
Now serving as a growth center especially of trade and commerce in the southern part of Oriental Mindoro, the Municipality of Roxas, though the smallest, has been classified as a medium town in the province’s classification of its component municipalities under the Province of Oriental Mindoro’s Physical Framework Plan. It evidently plays a significant role in the development of the entire province. Its people’s ingenuity and industry coupled with a clear and strong political will towards people empowerment serves as its major resource and stronghold to development.
MANILA, Philippines – Heritage covers such scope that its totality is difficult to grasp. Many of us compartmentalize heritage into one of its many components: music, dance, visual arts, architecture, literature, language, costumes, cuisine, depending on where our interests may happen to lie.
Often we fail to realize that all of the components interrelate, that each component forms a vital part that weaves into the splendid tapestry of our own national identity.
Focused (or hung up) as many of us might be on Philippine lowland Christian culture, our many cultural communities and indigenous peoples have gone unnoticed and misunderstood.
Among them are the Mangyans of Mindoro.
The Philippines is an archipelago of 7,107 islands with a population of 84 million speaking over 120 languages.
Out of the 110 indigenous peoples (IP) groups in the country today, only four still use their original scripts. Other ethno-linguistic groups now write in the Roman alphabet of the colonizers.
The endangered script of the Hanunuo and Buhid Mangyans from Mindoro, and of the Tagbanua and Palawan tribes from Palawan were declared National Cultural Treasures in 1997, and were inscribed in the Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Memory of the World Register in 1999.
However, the Hanunuo Mangyan script is very much alive and being taught in Hanunuo Mangyan schools.
Mangyan is the generic name for the eight IP groups found in the mountainous regions of Mindoro island—the Alangan, Bangon, Buhid, Hanunuo, Iraya, Ratagnon, Tadywan and Tau-buid, a combined population of 100,000.
Mangyans, with eight different languages and cultural traditions, possess a rich and distinctive cultural and literary heritage. One manifestation is the various traditional musical instruments used during festivities, special occasions and for courting: guitar, violin, flute, gong, and jew’s-harp.
With a pointed knife, Hanunuo Mangyans inscribe notes and poems on bamboo trees in the forests or on bamboo slats. These ambahans—written or recited in poetic language—allegorically express situations or characteristics.
The Hanunuo and Buhid Mangyans weave and embroider their own traditional attire. The Iraya and Alangan Mangyans skillfully weave nito and rattan into elaborate baskets. The other groups also produce baskets, bags, hats, hammocks and other crafts made of forest vines, and all the eight tribes practice beadwork. These are a main source of their livelihood.
Mangyans plant upland rice, corn, beans, bananas and root crops using swidden farming done in total reverence for the environment.
Mangyans have strongly retained their cultural identity. Much of their traditions and beliefs are in practice, despite some having converted to Christianity. Intermarriage with non-Mangyans is limited.
The Mangyans, considered as the first inhabitants of the island of Mindoro, believe that “land is life” and from it emanates their distinct and rich culture.
Unfortunately they do not have security of land tenure. Their unrecognized traditional right over their ancestral domain is evident in the continuous influx of so-called government development projects. Private business interests have also harassed them: mining, tourism, hydro-power, and even reforestation. Illegal titling of lands by non-Mangyans also continues.
The implementation of these projects often undermines their culture and traditional right to protect, manage and utilize the resources in their ancestral domain. More important, the Mangyans have lost their land to these projects.
Mangyan settlements are mostly found in the interior, mountainous region of Mindoro, in land classified by the government as Forest Zone and Public Domain.
The Mangyans’ subsistence-level livelihood is based on swidden cultivation: planting upland rice, sweet potatoes, corn, beans, bananas, cassava, yams and other root crops.
The few with low-lying farmland in irrigated areas have ventured into lowland farming, planting cash crops and permanent crops, particularly fruit trees. Some gather vines and firewood.
Most Mangyan settlements are not accessible by road. Rivers that flood during the rainy season separate settlements from each other, often cutting off direct access to government social services like education and health.
There are few public elementary schools, no public high school, and no functional health center. Public elementary schools in Mangyan communities usually do not offer all the elementary grade levels. Classes are multi-grade. Teachers do not report regularly. There are few or no books at all for students.
Students walk for hours and make numerous river crossings to go to school, which can be dangerous for young children.
High expenses prevent attendance by Mangyans in high school, which are situated in the lowlands. Individual sponsors or nongovernment organizations support the few who do finish secondary and tertiary levels. Functional literacy for adults and out-of-school youth is continuously provided by nongovernment organizations and, lately, by the government.
Aside from educational problems, there also exists a difficulty of access to government health units or health centers, which are located in town centers or lowland communities.
Few Mangyan local government units or barangays have been established. The majority of the Mangyan population belongs to lowlander-led barangay units.
Before the last decade, no Mangyan was elected to a municipal or higher position, further limiting the indigenous people’s opportunities to be heard and to participate in decision-making. There are also very few Mangyan government employees.
Discrimination by lowlanders hinders Mangyans from attaining the development level they deserve. Lowlanders often buy their products at very low prices. Often the Mangyans are exploited.
The Mangyan situation illustrates the complexity of heritage conservation. To preserve the endangered traditional script, language, literature, crafts and lifestyle, there is need to improve their education, livelihood and governance.
However, any government or NGO assistance given to the Mangyans must not be done in an insensitive manner. Any kind of help must be granted with vision—in the framework of true understanding of the Mangyan culture, ensuring its preservation, but also giving the people the benefits of the 21st century.