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Pangasinan is not for sale! — Gov Espino

NOTE: This is a post written in Filipino language and first appeared on Istorya newspaper

Governor Espino delivering his State of the Province Address

“Pangasinan is not for sale!“

Isa ito sa mga pinakamalaman na sinabi ni Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. sa kanyang State of the Province Adress( SOPA) 2015 kamakailan. Ito ay bilang reaksyon sa talamak na umano’y bigayan ng pera sa iba’t ibang opisyal ng Pangasinan para pumanig sa pwersa ng kabilang kampo.

Umani ito ng masigabong palakpakan mula sa libo-libong dumalo sa SOPA ng gobernador. Subalit kapansin-pansin ang paghikbi ng Unang Ginang. Marahil ay bunga ito ng mga sakit ng kalooban na pinagdadaanan nila sa mga nababalitaan nilang di patas na laban na ginagawa sa kanila ng kalaban.

Maging ang mga dumalo ay kinapanayan ng Istorya kung ano ang kanilang masasabi sa emosyonal na pahayag ng Gobernador.

Unity Walk ni Governor Espino at ng myembro ng Sangguniang Panlalawigan

Ayon kay Estrella Maniacop, isang guro na dumalo sa SOPA, sang ayon sya sa pahayag ni Gob. Espino. “ Syempre ayaw natin ng ganun, dapat ang laban sa politika ay patas. Kasi kung lahat ng tao dito ay babayaran nila para sila ay panigan o suportahan, anong klaseng serbisyo ang ibibigay ng mga iyan pag sila na ang nakaupo? Malamang pati ang mga binayaran nilang Mayor, Bise mayor, Kagawad, Kapitan ay magiging bulag, pipi at bingi sa mga pang aabuso. Kasi nga magiging tuta na sila…” , ani Maniacop.

Kay Sofronio Marquez naman na taga Binmaley, ito ang kanyang opinion “ pag binayaran nila ang mga opisyal, di may karapatan na silang walang-hiyain ang ating probinsya at wala ng pupuna sa mga gagawin nilang kalokohan kung sakaling sila ang maupo? Mali yun, tama si Governor, Pangasinan is not for sale.”

Ang youth attendee naman na si pinangunahan ni Lanie Montemayor ay nagwikang “Talaga. Agree kami na Pangasinan is not for sale kasi yung mga nakaupo na tumanggap ng pera nila ay mangangahulugan na ibinenta na nila ang kanilang mga nasasakupan. At hindi tama yun. Walang price tag ang mga kabataang botante.”

Ilang bahagi ng mga opisyal na dumalo sa SOPA

“Alam kasi nilang hindi sila mananalo kay Governor Espino, kasi outstanding ang performance nito kaya, pinipilayan nila yung tao sa pamamagitan ng pagbili sa mga dati nitong mga kaalyado,” kwento ng isang dating aktibista sa Pangasinan.

Ayon sa mga istorya at text message sa Istorya ng mga kapitan, tuwing may patawag ay binibigyan sila ng pera. Maging ang mga Mayor na nagpahayag ng suporta sa kabilang kampo ay pinaniniwalaang may pledge umanong dalawampung milyong piso kada isa.

Dagsa ang mga taong makikipagkamay at babati sa mga opisyal matapos ang SOPA

Nitong huli umano ay sa Urdaneta naman ang bigayan at limang libo kada isang kapitan. Ito ay base sa kwento ng isang kapitan sa Istorya sa kundisyong di ito papangalanan.

Ayon pa sa source ng Istorya “ nagpapasalamat nga kami kay Board Member Pogi Espino, kasi kung di sya lumaban, aba’y hindi kami magkakapera mula sa kabila. Syempre may kalaban ang M&M kaya ang istayl nila dahil syempre hindi sila ang nakaupo, magpapatawag. Eh kami naman pupunta, wala naman masama, hindi naman kami humihingi eh. Pero, grabe din, nililitrato bawat isa. May camera! O, diba nakakatawa? Bakit kami pipicturean kung binigay ang pera ng kusang-loob?” anang kapitan.

Tinanong namin ang aming source kung alam ba ni Governor Espino ang nagaganap na bigayan ng pera tuwing magpapatawag ang kabila. At ang sagot ng kapitan ay “ Oo, sinasabi namin sa kanya. Sabi naman nya eh tanggapin nyo lang, kasi pera ng taumbayan yan, sabi naman nya. O kami, dahil di naman kami ang humihingi—kinukuha lang namin” , dagdag pa ni Kap.

Hindi na rin bago sa Istorya ang mga balitang ganito. Dahil ayon sa aming mga kausap at mga media friends, kahit saang bayan pumunta ang kampo ng M&M, sa San Carlos, sa Urdaneta, sa Alaminos, sa mismong munisipyo ng bayan ng Malasiqui, namumudmod sila ng pera.

Politics, vanj padilla

The Governor’s SOPA 2015

Pangasinan Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. delivers his State of the Province Address in front of thousands of Pangasinenses

Every year, we attend the State of The Province Address (SOPA). We cover it, as media practitioners. For the past 4 years, as a blogger.

This year, the Governor’s report is in Tagalog, oops Filipino language. More direct, more concise. More interesting for the common people, more comprehensive. The audience understood. They appreciated that SOPA was in Filipino.

The report was of course, expectedly good. Positive. It can be said that our provincial government is working. To attain its mission and vision, that id to make Pangasinan the Number 1 province.

The report was attached here.

Governor Amado T. Espino. Jr.’s report to the people of Pangasinan

Governor Amado T. Espino. Jr.’s report to the people of Pangasinan 

We have uploaded a video of a report from Comm Asia TV‘s Pangasinan Watch newscast and you can watch the video by clicking the link Pangasinan Watch SOPA 2015 episode.

The report generally will make every Pangasinense proud. Proud of his province. Proud of his being a Pangasinense. and proud of its government.

However, there is an unwanted guest who attended the SOPA. It was Mark Cojuangco. There are rumors circulating in the province now that someone is working hard to jail Governor Espino because it is the only way that that person can win the next election.

In Cojuangco’s interview, he said he has nothing to do with the unearthing of the ‘black sand issue’ against the administration. Although according to the complainants in the case, a Cojuangco paid media hack, is the one behind those Inquirer news stories that malign the Pangasinan provincial government.

On the next post, you will be able to watch the entire report on video. In the meantime, let’s stay productive and be well.

Politics

Vice President Binay formally opens JoeyRadio Dagupan

Joeyradio.com is an independent online radio in Dagupan City that opens its doors to an online global radio audience. Will formally launch on March 2, 2015 at the upper floor of the New Leaf Restaurant in Malta Village, no less than the Vice President of the Republic will grace the said occasion as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

In an interview with Joey Dela Cruz, popularly known as JoeyBaby, one of the brains of JoeyRadio online, he said that having an online radio that caters to the growing needs of the netizens in Pangasinan and the world.

” A lot of mainstream radio stations have long embraced their online presence but very few among them has really niched on focusing on the online audience. Their online audience seem to be unnoticed. JoeyRadio solves that issue and since majority of the Filipinos are online, we can tap a huge listener base,” says Joey dela Cruz.

Dela Cruz who has been with the Pangasinan broadcasting scene for a long time. He is a popular DJ at the defunct DWON which was later bought by Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) and became i-FM today.

A short program followed by a meet and greet with the Vice President follows after the launch.

Eli Atienza, the President of JoeyRadio said that we need to reach the global audience because we are in an era where the world is our marketplace. Since most of JoeyRadio’s patron are mostly from the foreign countries, we can consider JoeyRadio as an outlet with a greater impact. He is also inviting advertisers and brands to advertise at JoeyRadio for only $158 with a free website.

The online radio’s first public event is UPDC’s UNFOLD on February 26, 2015 6:00 pm at the University of Pangasinan-PHINMA gym.

For those who have not listened to yet, JoeyRadio is www.joey-radio.com.

Programs include:
Downloaded by JoeyBaby
Good Vibes with Bobby Q
Grounded with Raz Reyes
Club Weekend
Under Cover with John Google
Throwback Thursday with Leslie Gee
Hard Drive wit Joe Yahoo

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JoeyRadio boasts of one world, one music and if its not a hit, its not a JoeyRadio music.

DISCLAIMER: This blogger, by the name of Jane Doe is one of the program hosts at JoeyRadio.

Politics, vanj padilla

The Philippines needs a Duterte!

Davao City, the territory of the Dutertes is the 4th most livable city in the world.

It is safe. It is peaceful and progressive. It is where criminals do NOT dare go. Or they do, but do not mess with.

The Mayor here is Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte. Some call him Dirty Harry. He is a lawyer, a Bedan. He is the son of former Governor Vicente Duterte. It was his mother Soledad that he learned a lot about life, the social and economic problems of the people, especially the youth, out of school youth, women, children and the disabled.

In his talk with civic groups, leaders and influencers in Dagupan City, Mayor Duterte told the real story in Mindanao. He wanted Filipinos to increase their awareness on Mindanao.

How all this war and conflict began, tracing it since Magellan conquered the Philippines and declared that all inhabitants in that part of the archipelago are declared colony of Spain’s King Phillip II. But the datus, the maharlikas and the Moros fiercely refused. And the rest is history.

What he said about the Mamasapano incident was also interesting. “Alam ito ng lahat sa Mindanao, may isang area dyan na hindi pwedeng pasukin, alam ng mga General yan, alam ni General Esperon yan, alam yan kahit ni SAF Commander Napenas, lahat yan kahit pulis, militar, kahit balut vendor, cigarette vendor, kahit ako, alam namin na its a No-no,”

(anyone in Mindanao, even the generals and the military, ask General Esperon here, police, even SAF Commander Napenas, balut vendor and cigarette vendor knew that it is a no-entry zone. Even me, I know that its a no-no)

And all of us knew what had happened.

The Mayor also shared how he treat criminals in his city. He has the balls to say these words straight to their face ” Do not ever, ever, ever think that you have the monopoly to do evil. Because if you can do 10 evils in a day, I can easily throw 15 evils your way” He has a stern warning for drug lords and criminals that operate or planning to operate in his city.

“I can take out your intestines and eat it in front of you if you mess up with me in my city.”

Strong words, but taken seriously, may be considered a bluff but who ever thought he cannot do it?

“I have no tolerance for criminals and the drug lords. They destroy our children. I believe that those who harm our children do not deserve to be part of society”, the Mayor stresses.

Since the national government seems to be at loss with the situation in Mindanao, and will remain lame with its plan to gain peace. Since the people are angry, the people cry for justice and the government seemed to not know what to do— 44 elite police force were massacred and left to die at the hands of those we call ” terrorists”.

We need somebody who has balls. The courage to want to die for his country to redeem its people and restore peace and order. To minimize criminality and drug trade, saving our children and women from violence and abuse.

What we need is the one with an iron hand. Because we need to enforce our sovereignty. Our independence and cultural heritage.

We are the land of the brave. Not the land of the abused. We are a nation of heroes and not of a corrupt.

You don’t like to rot in your own country? Then consider DUTERTE.