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Election 2016: Why Vice-Guv Chari Bersamin is not running for a higher office

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.

Election 2016: Three old timers and one new face are vying for Congress

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:

Election 2016: Bangued Mayoralty contest is a heavyweight bout

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

Ex-Guv’s daughter maintains dad innocence

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

UPDATE: Ex-Abra governor gets life for 2006 murder of rival

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.

Abra Political kin nab for shabu

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

Abra in a state of calamity, Damage at P667M

We are all familiar with the super typhoon Ineng that wrecked havoc in Abra last week. As a result, the provincial government declared a State of Calamity.

Abra mayor fined for misconduct

THE Office of the Ombudsman recently found a former municipal mayor of Baay-Licuan town guilty of simple misconduct during his term from 2010-2013 and ordered him to pay the fine equivalent to his three-month salary after the conduct of a through and impartial investigation.

APH: Donated medical equipments from DOH, Abranian Club of Ontario Canada missing, left rotting

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

Abra 2016 ‘Battle’ Shaping Up

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.

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