(philstar.com) BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Abra town executives led by League of Mayors’ President and re-elected La Paz town mayor Joseph Sto Nino Bernos downplayed reports that the province has become a “ghost town” after the May 13 polls.
As requested from our users, we will start posting great things about the Province of Abra. We as Abrenians should start building a new image for our Province to encourage the world that Abra can be great again. You can submit your photos, stories, history, events by sending us email, or post on our facebook … Continue reading
As of 11:00PM Philippines time incumbents for the top posts will not change. Re-electionist Joy Bernos is headed for victory as she leads more than 30,000 votes against closest rival Rolando Somera. Hans Luna is far behind. It seems like a landslide victory for Incumbent Governor Takit Bersamin as he leading by more than 35,000 votes against … Continue reading
05/13/2013: 12:30PM Natagpuang patay sa Bangued, Abra ang supporter ni Mayor Ryan Luna. Sa ngayon ay inaalam pa kung ito ay isang election-related incident dahil ang lugar kung saan siya nasawi ay balwarte umano ng isang kandidato.naalam pa kung ito ay isang election-related incident dahil ang lugar kung saan siya nasawi ay balwarte umano ng … Continue reading
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By Abrenian SysOp (Eric Bringas) San Diego, California. Three days before the 2013 elections, you think with all the rambling and jousting between candidates and their supports from different camps, we’ve had enough? Think again. Now everyone’s attention is shifting to the PCOS (Precint Count Optical Scanner) Machine that will be used for this 2013 Elections.
Here’s another video sent to us by user Totoy Golem. Mayor Luna speaks to his constituents and detractors specially singling out his cousin and Vice Mayor Allan Seares who recently was sworn in as the Acting Mayor.
There was an article we posted in February ( http://news.abrenian.com/2013/02/28/comelec-signs-moa-with-abra-concerned-groups-for-peaceful-orderly-polls/). In this story, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with CCAGG, the COMELEC and Transparency and Accountability Network (TAN) to pilot the project in Penarrubia, Abra. “What we want to do in Penarrubia is set the elections right, to see if we can make elections work for … Continue reading
This video was shared to us showing Mila Valera, wife of Dominic Valera who is running for Mayor in Bangued Abra, jumping for joy (no pun intended). The video shows a jubilant Valera celebrating the news that Mayor Luna has been ousted from his position and in turn putting Allan Seares (currently the Vice-Mayor) taking … Continue reading
Now back to the New APH. Here’s an interesting development. The opening of the new APH didn’t make (why am I not surprised) it to April 2013 as promised by Gov. Takit during my interview with him in March. Instead there’s this Soft Opening” on May 8, 2013 according to this invitation. When I visited last … Continue reading
Manila, Philippines. We drove off from the airport. Let’s have lunch my brother said as we headed towards the Global City at Fort Bonifacio. As we were driving, my brother tried his best to act as my tourist guide as we weaved through traffic. He started pointing things and telling me places and landmarks that … Continue reading
I was granted access to the New APH (worth more than P200 Million) by no less than Governor Takit Bersamin. He stressed during my interview with him in March that the hospital will be open this April, 2013.
Bangued, Abra. I finished up my interview with Former Congresswoman Cesy LUna. She said goodbye to us and left for the night.
Manila, Philippines. It was just before noon on March 5th, when I got awaken with the crackling of the overhead speaker of the Korean Air. The captain (who introduced himself as Kim) was announcing that we are about to land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The stewardesses (who I swear all looked alike) started to … Continue reading
Bangued, Abra. It was just before dinner at Mayor Ryan Luna’s hotel atop the casamata hill when former Congresswoman Cecilia Seares Luna joined us in our table just outside the hotel. half an hour earlier, Mayor Luna welcomed us with ice cold beer and assorted appetizers of kilawen, lechon and fresh water fish.
I want to share some picture I took while in Abra. Here’s some of them. There will be more as soon as I get settled.
Bangued, Abra (03/15/2013). I arrived at the Governor Takit Bersamin’s farm in Penarrubia, Abra at about noon. He had accepted my request for an interview (note: this is very informal) earlier that week. The purpose of my interview is to get his side of the different issues leveled against his administration and of course the … Continue reading
We are revisiting the status of the new hospital being built by the Provincial Government of Abra. You may recall more than a year ago, the new hospital which is worth millions of pesos (through a bank loan) to built, suffered some structural damage due to rains. There was a big uproar by Abrenians around … Continue reading
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One Typical day at the Bangued Public Market. A place where the rich and the poor co-mingle to buy basic necessities for everyday survival. Photos By: Winnie Abella Pranada
By Leo Tuason, MD I’m saddened and deeply disturbed when I (Dr.Leo) learned from the Abrenian.com Website that the younger generation of Bersamins are having ‘behavior’ short of what the people expected them (Bersamin) in Government Office to have…that is ‘integrity’, pro-people and ‘well behaved’ – behavior in accordance with strict code of moral values’.
Complete List of Abra Election 2013 Candidates: (source: United for Abra FaceBook Group) ABRA NAME POSITION POLITICAL AFFILIATION REMARKS Ma. Jocelyn Valera- Bernos Congressman Liberal Party Rolando Dait Somera Congressman Nacionalista Party Hans Roger Seares Luna Congressman CNUPPP Eustaquio Purugganan Bersamin Governor Liberal Party Cecilia Seares Luna Governor Lakas-CMD Joel Bicera Bersamina Governor Independent Rosario … Continue reading
After painstakingly waited for 3 months, I finally got hold of my two units of Rasberry Pi. This $35 computer has been a buzz in the internet world because of it’s cost, size and capabilities that can rival the more expensive PC’s in the market.