Loterya ng Quezon
A BAD, TORTUOUS LOGIC
Butch Abad found himself in a fix similar to one borne by mouthpieces of the corrupt regimes of Ferdinand Marcos, Erap Estrada and GMA. From the intense questioning of Risa Hontiveros, Abad was trying to embroider convoluted brief for the much despised and newly discovered executive fund: the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
The Budget Secretary said that the invention of the DAP fund was to address the sluggish pace of development in the country. Government funds must be channeled to where they matter most to spur the economy.
The Executive Secretary
We write in behalf of several applicants for Franchise to Operate the PCSO Loterya ng Bayan (PLB) as formalized per PCSO Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) dated February 11, 2011. With much concern, we feel that these applicants have suffered undue prejudice on account of the delayed, if not dilatory, approval of the what purports to be IRR apparently endorsed to the Office of the President since June, 2011 allegedly for fine tuning.
The Office of the President under Secretary Paquito Ochoa since then sat on the IRR and has given the President himself Hon. Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III botched time table where the latter announced with much confidence before several forums particularly in Lucena City, Quezon Province in September, 2012 and sometime in May, 2013 right after the elections, that finally the PLB shall be launched and the awardees with specific franchise area within congressional districts and cities nationwide shall be disclosed without further delay. The President himself further authoritatively declared that per contractual stipulations, STL operators have until June 30, 2013 upon expiry of their contracts with PCSO. Thereafter PLB awardees as officially named take over.
hiniram sa album ni Nell Cenizal
Halos arao-arao kong naririnig ang mantrang ito sa Paang Bundok. Sa simula’y wala akong unawa kung anung ibig sabihin nito. Subalit madalas kung maulinigang ito’y binibigkas sa harap ng isang buntis o kapag may kanlong na batang pasusuhin. Dahil dito’y pinagtagni-tagni kung ito’y may kaugnayan sa nagdadalangtao o sa mga bagong luwal na sanggol.
Madalas nga dahil sa Paang Bundok ang industria dito’y paghulma ng bata. Walang puknat ang mga buntis dito kaya maraming botante o mga bagong binyag at maraming tao kapag may nilalamay.
Malaki ang agwat ng aming edad ni Jhalmar. Ang kanyang kasabayan sa kanilang henerasyon ay ang mga kapatid ng aking ama na si Felix at ng aking ina na si Celso. Hindi pa ako nanunumpa bilang mananaggol ay may mga nakapagsabi na sa akin na si Jhalmar ay Piskal ng Lucena.
Sa samahang Jaycees ko nakita ng personal si Jhalmar, sa Olongapo, noong nagtunggali sina Douglas Nazareno at Ramon Maronilla noong 1982 sa panguluhan nito. Karagdakang pagdating ko sa nasabing pulong ng mga Jacees si Jhalmar ang guro ng palatuntunan. Parang stand up comedy ang estilo ni Jhalmar. Mapagpatawa at walang kapaguran ang pagsasalita. Doon pa lang nabanaagan kong may pag-ibig sa mikropono si Jhalmar.
LUCENA CITY – It was the end of a long political reign for the political family who has been holding this city in the palm of their hands for almost 2 decades with the poll victory of a close political rival from an equally formidable political clan.
Ex-city mayor Ramon Talaga Jr., wife Ruby Talaga, and sons Romano and Ramil all lost for various city, provincial and congressional positions they have chosen to run as political candidates in the recent local elections.
stories in my head…..
Joe Arrueges of Calauag, Quezon
Our personal encounters were few and far between. The first one I recall was in the late 70s when he was a top honcho at Jolly Benitez’ Ministry of Human Settlement. I could not recall what we exactly talked about as I was there in the company of my friend Tony Kalaw of the Development Academy of the Philippines. While Tony K was busied up somewhere in the labyrinthine office along Buendia in Makati, I went up to his room to introduce myself and while coffee was being served we had that first conversation.
LUCENA CITY—A former Quezon provincial board member and now a practicing private lawyer is asking the Commission on Audit (COA) to probe the questionable disbursement of funds by a non-governmental organization (NGO) supposedly set up by Quezon Third District Rep. Danilo Suarez to implement projects in Tiaong, Quezon, but whose beneficiaries apparently have not received funds.
Lawyer Sonny Pulgar wrote a letter request dated March 5 to Commissioner Heidi Mendoza, asking for a copy of the COA audit report regarding the disposition of funds of Unlad Quezon Foundation (UQF) which received P10 million from the Department of Agriculture .