This brazen practice of politicians to pressure government employees during election should stop. Who can protect them? Let them vote freely. After all, we’re supposed to be in a Democratic Country. —
I met Gen. Antonio Viernes in person during my recent visit in Abra this year. Gen. Viernes, is from Langangilang, Abra. He has an impressive Education Background, a colorful career in the Military Service and served in the United Nations. He is a General who spend his career advocating Human Rights and Peace. How often can … Continue reading
(UPDATED 01/27/2016)Watch video interviews from three candidates for the lone Abra Congressional seat. Different background and some differences in their ideas to properly represent Abrenians in the national level. You decide…(Credits to Personal FaceBook Page)
Bangued, Abra. The mayor of the town of Lacub, Abra, Estelita Bersamina was suspended today, through a Sangunian Panlalawigan resolution filed by SP Bachiller.
By: Gabriel Cardinoza, Kimberlie Quitasol BAGUIO CITY, Philippines—Officials and Tingguian elders in Abra province have signed a peace covenant that they hope would address political violence in the province in the run-up to the 2016 national elections.
In the small town of Tayum in Abra, blood is thicker than politics, or just about anything.
The irony of it all, this killing happened during the celebration of the “Abra Week for Peace” ——- Abra is again living up to its name as “the killing field in the North” after the slaying on December 4 of the aide of La Paz town mayor Joseph Bernos.
The fight for Governorship in Abra just got a twist with an allege filing of disqualification case against Ruby Bersamin’s cadidacy on the basis that she didn’t properly renounced her US Citizenship.
by THOM PICAÑA Bangued, Abra: A Tineg town mayoralty bet, from an influential political family in Abra, mauled an officer-in-charge (OIC) barangay chairman in front of the provincial capitol here Monday morning.
This is one of the municipalities where the main protagonist fought it out in 2013. But this time with a twist.
The filing of COC (Certificate of Candidacy) has passed. We’ve seen a glimpse of what it’s going to be on May 2016 Elections.
A four-cornered fight has developed for the lone Congressional Disctrict of Abra. This position is quite important as the representative will give voice to Abrenians and lobby for the province’s needs at the National Level. Here’s our four candidates:
Who would ever thought it will come down to this? But again it’s politics…crazy things happen. For 9 years, the Bersamins and Valera/Bernos has maintained the political Status Qou, avoiding direct confrontation. But I guess something’s got to give. So here we are, a heavyweight bout featuring the top head huchos of each camp: Takit … Continue reading
I think this is the first time in Abra Politics that we will see two main women candidates fighting it out for the Governorship in Abra.
Anne Valera, the daughter of Ex-Governor Vicsyd Valera said her father was wrongfully accused. This according to a public post on her Facebook account. The young Valera was referring to the court decision where the Ex-Governor was found guilty in the Bersamin killing
By Janvic Mateo (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines – Former Abra governor Vicente Isidro Valera was sentenced yesterday to life in prison after being found guilty by a Quezon City court of masterminding the assassination of congressman Luis Bersamin outside a church in 2006.
BANGUED, Abra – The reported uncle of the congresswoman of the province and alleged brother-in-law of the municipal mayor of this capital town was arrested by combined police and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession illegal drugs and assorted illegal drug paraphernalia during a recent buy bust operation at sitio Linasin, Zone 1 … Continue reading
abrenian.com just got hold of the Commission on Audit (COA) Report for the Province of Abra for the year 2014. You can download it here 01-Abra2014_Audit_Report. You may also be interested in the Province’s 2014 Financial Statement here 02-Abra2014_FS This was the basis of an earlier report from rappler.com COA Finds irregularities in Abra’s 22 infra projects which stirred a … Continue reading
by Artemio A. Dumlao Bangued, Abra – Abra’s political battle in 2016 has began shaping up with former allies, becoming staunch rivals, though strange bedfellows also are running under the same ticket.
The projects involving roads, bridges and mass housing are worth P135.98 million MANILA, Philippines – Government auditors have questioned 22 infrastructure projects of the provincial government of Abra worth P135.98 million ($3.2 million), noting the lack of basic documents, lapses in bidding procedures, non-compliance with equipment requirements, and duplication of personnel.
This new ordinance was supposed to be in effect last week. But due to the lack of information, the police were distributing this flyer as a warning. No one has been arrested so far.
By Artemio A. Dumlao BAGUIO CITY – The House committee on Public Works and Highways will pursue its scrutiny on the 200-million Abra Provincial Hospital, one among the government infrastructures built by controversial Hilmarc’s Construction Corporation (HCC) being investigated for alleged overpricing and possible corruption.
This just in. The controversial new Abra Provincial Hospital (APH) can’t seem to shake the bad omen. After so many issues on the P200 Million Hospital, here comes another one.