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A Brief History of the Bersamin Family

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’.

Integrity above reproach is hard to acchieve nowadays. YES IT’S TRUE, as the saying goes;…”Behavior changes with the changing times”. I hope the good behavior remain!!!

I can’t help but reminisce about the ‘good old days’ when every thing is simple. I can recall the older generation of Bersamins who have served the people via Government offices, fully aware that they are only ‘temporary’ stewards of the province … and being temporary in status they can be removed from office by majority of votes.

I can recall the older generation of Bersamins whose ‘integrity’ was beyond reproach like..

1. DON. HONORIO BERSAMIN the 1st progenitor of the Family Bersamin. He was married to Dona Romana Villamor. These were Dr. Leo’s grandparents. Don Honorio was a land owner and pilanthropist. He donated hectares of his land west of Bangued, when in early 1920′s the community needed land to build the highest Academic Institution of the province at the time.

Incidentally, after the American – Filipino Conflict of 1900 to 1902, the American Government established the early educational system in the Islands. In Bangued, they built the long Building east of the Plaza …this was the LONG BUILDING and was made as the EAST CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL… this was the grade school I (Leo) attended. after 1 year of Kindergarten to the 1st year of grade school at the Catholic School.

Kababayans, have you passed as students through the Academic Portals of the Abra High School? If you have, then, you’ve been touched by the ‘legacy’ of Don Honorio Bersamin to the people of the province of Abra.

1. Don Honorio Bersamin. (previously mentioned).

2. Don Longino Bersamin. Oldest son of Don Honorio. Married to Maestra Isang Ferraren. Don Longino was twice elected as Mayor of Bangued (in the late 1920′s and early 1930′s). He was responsible in the initiation-creation of the ‘water supply with faucets’ in every household in the municipality of Bangued.

The abundant supply of water comes from the crystal-clear spring water of Lusuac Penarubia, at the time owned by Don Longino’s cousins… Don Ignacio Villamor (1st President of Univ. of the Phil. and later became the Chief Justice of the Phil. Supreme Court) and Don Julio Villamor Borbon (was Abra Governor early 1930′s and initiated the construction of the ‘Tangadan Tunnel’ at the border of ILOCOS SUR and ABRA).

Both cousins Dons Ignacio and Julio gave the water to the Bangued people ‘FREE’.

Allow me to trace the route of the water from source Lusuac to Bangued, through Cosili thence to Casamata Hill of Bangued where the water is received by a huge cement water reservior located at the summit of the Hill, where the statue of ST. MARY now stands.

It took me a long time to figure out how the Lusuac water reached Bangued without electric-pump during the time, how to propel forward the water. Yes, natures way…. the Romans did it. They knew the source of water for the city of Rome to create their ‘water fountains’. Water came from a higher source. Through a system of ‘aquaducts’(acting as pipes) the water is channeled to the City of Rome. The force to propel the water from source is created by difference of height (higher source and to lower City of Rome) plus gravity creating a ‘water head-pressure’ to cause the water fountains to function!!! How ingenious these Romans were. Michelangelo never had ‘electric-pump’ at the time.

3. Dr. Luis F. Bersamin, Sr. married to Pharmacist Ms. Rosario Purruganan daugther of the late Governor of Abra Eustaquio Purruganan.

Dr. Luis was the second oldest son of Don Longino. He was a WW II veteran of the Phil. Medical Corp and Survivor of the Bataan Death March. Dr. Luis became the first Governor of Abra after World War II.

As the Governor of the province, Dr. Luis’s first project was the building of the Provincial Hospital (APH) (his ‘legacy’ to the people of the province). After the War, he saw the deteriorating ‘Health’ situation of his constituents. He asked his cousins the Tuasons Meno and Moises who were in the Logging-lumber business at the time to ‘bid’ for the construction of the Hospital using their lumber… The Tuasons won the ‘BID’, the older Meno stayed to oversee the Construction of APH while the younger Moises went back to the high mountains of Abra to resume the Logging-lumber business.

For the first time I (Dr.Leo) heard the word ‘NEPOTISM’ uthered by cousin Gov. Luis (nepotism has no place in a good government, he said. I was very young then, I did not know the word but it got stuck in my mind. Many years later I learned the meaning of the word ‘NEPOTISM’ from the Dictionary…means favoritism shown or bestowed in consideration to family relationship NOT ON MERIT…After knowing the meaning of the word, I said to myself, “what a brilliant fellow my cousin Luis was!!!”

After his term as Governor, Dr. Luis left the GOVERNORSHIP (one term only) he returned to the practice of Family Physician his first love. By the way, shortly before WW II, I Leo used to carry his medical bag for 10 centavos which was a lots of money then for a youngster when he made his rounds in the municipality of Bangued to see his patients from Linasin (north), Lalaud (west), sinapangan (south), barikir, (east) which usually took the whole day.

What a joy I had for the 10 centavos and the Medical Bag had endeared me to the Medical profession.

4. Mr. Luis P. Bersamin, jr., went by the name of ‘CHITO’, married to Ms. Evelyn Mayor. Divorced after having three children … Charito, Mary Ann & Michelle, and remained single. At a time of political turmoil during the dark years of the province, he became the Mayor or Bangued then became the Congressman for the Province a much contested office at the time… Chito got the mandate of the Abrenians but time was not to his favor… his life was cut short by assasin’s bullet.

In 1997, I took my family to visit Bangued My family consisted of an American wife and four young adult children. It was the time I saw cousin Manong Luis ‘bed-ridden’. It was the darkest ‘political era in the province of Abra’, the first time I heard Bangued as being the ‘killing field of the Northern Luzon’. Manong Luis confided on me, he said this he adviced his son Chito “To lay low and not to antogonize the incumbent administration”.

Cong. Chito was the oldest son of the late Gov. Luis F. Bersamin, Sr. Chito remained single after his divorce till his untimely death in the early 2006.

In 2005, my last Bangued visit in months of February to March… I stayed at his residence in the old Purruganan Ancestral House… and had evening conversations with him after hectic days in the Congress. I noticed disatisfaction in his voice regarding his status as a Congressman because he can not implement his ideas to bring forth betterment of the province. In order to do the job, he said, “I must be the Governor”. and you uncle shall be my adviser from distant USA, he added.

At this point, I reminded him about the advice of his Father, ‘Not to upset the cart’.

ADDENDUM:

Regarding Chito’s contribution to the Abrenians. Recorded are water supply to several communities he sponsored using money allocation from the Congress, put up-built in the form of artesian wells. Another was the bridge at SOOT RIVER in the southern Abra. These are his ‘legacy’ to the people of the province.

5. Mr. Eustaquio ‘Takit’ Bersamin married to Ms. Ruby Mamsaang. TAKIT is the son of
Dr. Luis F. Bersamin, Sr. He was voted to the Governorship soon after the death of his older brother Cong. ‘Chito’.

Question…”Does Takit have projects, pending or otherwise that can be considered his ‘legacy’ to the people of province?”

Many Abrenians have noticed Gov. Takit, with a Bersamin DNA in his blood is treading the wrong side of a righteous road. Compared to the Bersamins who held Government Offices before him…

Don Longino – Mayor, Dr. Luis, Sr -Governor, Chito’ Luis, Jr – Congressman.

His constituents blames him (Takit) for exercising poor executive judgements…Claimed to have acquired proved or unproved accomulated wealth not commensurate to salary or investments (USA or ABRA).

Folks, these accusations, please present proofs, documented proofs, not hearsay-gossip.

Many of your kababayans believed that you TAKIT is under the ‘saya’.

All informations mentioned here are obtained from the Abrenian.com Website.

I know FOR A FACT that Don Longino, Dr. Luis and Cong. Chito never, never ENRICHED themselves while they were in Office!!! and I know the wives of Don Longino and Dr. Luis personally, they were of ‘ILOKAN HERITAGE’.

They remained just plain housewives and never allowed Abra people call them MAYORA or GOVERNADORA …meaning not involved in the government activities or functions.

I have never met personally Mrs. Ruby Mamsaang Bersamin. All I know about her is that she is from Penarubia, Abra.

Dr. Leo Tuason.

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107 thoughts on “A Brief History of the Bersamin Family

  1. Tungpa kenka datan RUBY NAKAKASKASAANG!!!

    Posted by SOSOP | December 2, 2012, 2:30 am
    • lahi met ti agbagtit deta ruby mamsaang bersamin… agbibisin ti turay…. su pay agapointar emplyado kapitolen nga saan na nga dapat….saan met nga ni takit ti kabuteng emplayadon ni met ruby nga aguuyongen ta nagpigsa kanu ngiwat na diay ngato uray dengdengen ni takit (under d saya)…. sayang lang botos ko kanyana asideg pay met ngarud ng gayyem iti pamilya mi….ta ospital laengen apay nga dina pay lang pinarenovate basbassit pay koma nagastos ken maysa as asideg koma pay nga papanan ti tao nu agsakit da… su nga kaawatan nga adda personal interes da… “DA” kunak ta adu ngarud nairaman bingay… dagitay agbibisin ti kinabaknang…..uray ni POPOY BULDING pangalaanna koma met pagbalay na ket padak met nga awanan… ken kunam lang ni sinno awan pay ket am ammo nan a… uray ket gangani da met agpatinggan dua tawen laengen…adu pay maishare ko a siak maysa nga tuudan taga bangued su ammok kinarakaran amin nga “AGTATAKAW TI KUARTA TI UMILI” AMEN.
      idi napintas pay lang met nga denggen ti nagan nga TAKIT
      ngen itan nagalasen a nagbalin met nga TAKE-IT… buakaw pay…

      TO BE CONTINUED

      Posted by ANGDOD | March 31, 2014, 7:50 pm
    • Dr. Tuason,

      I haven’t finished reading your entire article, when I came across the following:

      “Dr. Luis was the second oldest son of Don Longino. He was a WW II veteran of the Phil. Medical Corp and Survivor of the Bataan Death March. Dr. Luis became the first Governor of Abra after World War II.”

      How are you related to Dr. Luis and do you have any information on his time during WWII? My uncle, Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. was serving in the U.S. Army when the Japanese attacked the Philippines. He also survived the Bataan Death March and 3 years as a POW. He was awarded the Legion of Merit medal for saving many lives and limbs by developing a treatment for gaseous gangrene. See http://shar.es/Mulo0
      for a recent news article on my uncle.

      Posted by Frank | June 25, 2014, 3:55 pm
    • Did you know Agustin Bersamin

      Posted by Ben bersamin | March 7, 2017, 7:23 pm
  2. Tata (Dr.) Leo I-cut and paste konto man madamdama daytoy sinurat yo diay Abra River Documentary Research Project FB group tayo. Darken a Tulong kaniak. How about the Villamor family tata?

    Posted by Lee | December 2, 2012, 6:26 am
    • Dakkel a tulong kunak koma.

      Posted by Lee | December 2, 2012, 6:43 am
    • A Reply to Lee ‘s Posting of Dec. 2, 2012:..

      I must reiterate that the BRIEF HISTORY OF THE BERSAMIN is an excerpt taken from the “Geneology Book” Authored and Written by Dr. Leo Tuason.

      The ‘Book’ is about the Family Tree of BERSAMIN, TUASON, VILLAMOR (included only the early Villamors). The rest of the Villamor history is compiled by my cousin Educator
      Mr. Julio Villamor Nasis.

      Allow me to continue the Family Tree…of the Bersamin, Tuason and Villamor… members who were in Government Offices and served the country.

      I.> BERSAMIN…already mentioned previously.

      II. TUASON … very few were involved in the government.

      a. Meno Tuason, he was MEMBER OF THE PROVINCIAL BOARD in the late 40’s and after WW II.

      To be continued:..

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 2, 2012, 9:42 am
      • ADDENDUM:..

        Meno continued to supervise the construction of the 1st Abra Provincial Hospital(APH) the ‘legacy’ that the late Governor Dr. Luis F. Bersamin, Sr left to the people of Abra.

        b. Mr. Moises Tuason, served his country during WW II as MSGT. of the Philippine Army Artillery Division, Bataan March survivor.

        c. Atty. Mariano Tuason, Judge of the community of Lagayan, Abra before the War. Later became in Manila Judge of the Industrial Relations of the Philippines ( he was an arbiter…. a person designated by the Government to determine or judge the differences between opposing parties).

        Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 2, 2012, 7:15 pm
        • I would love a copy of the geneology book that you just so happen to write. Let me ask, how can bad mouth your own relative? I understand your views differ from his. On the other hand this post is rather years old so I don’t know wether your view still differs today.

          My father teodoro reynado estrada
          My mother Eliza bersamin estrada
          My grandfather on my mother’s side us longhino.

          Posted by Salvador Bersamin Estrada | September 30, 2015, 4:45 pm
      • ADDENDUM:..

        Meno continued to supervise the construction and completion of the 1st Abra Provincial Hospital (APH) the ‘legacy’ that the late Gov. Dr. Luis Bersamin,Sr. left for the people of the province of Abra.

        b. Atty. Mariano Tuason, became the JUDGE of Lagayan, Abra before WW II. at a time when peace and order prevailed. At a later date he transfered to Manila and became the JUDGE of the Industrial Relations of the Philippines ( as an ARBITER, a person designated by the Government to determine and judge the differences between opposing parties).

        Many persons who have held Government Offices do not enriched themselves while serving the people, in my humble honest opinion.

        Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 2, 2012, 8:00 pm
      • Doc Meron naman legacy si takit ngpatayo sya ng hospital na ni isang taga abra na may Sakit e di man LNG ma avail ng service kht ilang taon ng natapos pano ung tongpats ang inuna

        Posted by Jerome | December 3, 2012, 12:42 am
    • Lee,

      if you can send that to me (email, through the feedback page, or give me the link to your group), I will post in in a separate topic.

      thanks

      Posted by SysOp | December 2, 2012, 1:49 pm
    • REPLY TO LEE POSTING ON DEC. 2, 2012;..

      There are two things I gathered from your posting..

      1. You want to know about…Abra River Documentary Research Project.

      2. About Villamor Family.

      LEE, what do you want to know about the Abra River Research Project?

      Are you a Villamor? If you are, who are your parents?

      Dr. Leo

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 13, 2012, 8:28 pm
  3. ANYA DAYTOY PANG PERPERDI? APAN KA PAY DIAY BANGIR AH APO TA SAAN KA NGA ONE SIDED.

    Posted by Baybee | December 2, 2012, 9:39 am
  4. nice job Dr. Leo…atleast adda knowledge mi itan about ti bersamins clan…kasla kma before and after hn ngata nga pangperdi ti inaramid ni dr. leo which is inpablaak na la ti usto ken rumbeng..kasta kma met tay daddoma hn nga puro patang da la ti agado.!

    Posted by ilokano | December 2, 2012, 5:33 pm
  5. Good one Doc. Lots of people do not know any of these. Very imformative. There are a lot of people angry at you now. If I were you, I would be scared to go home to Bangued now that a lot of Madam X supporters or the so-called alipores are frustrated and angry. Maybe a threat or bounty is already in place on your head now. As far I know Chito is also of the same trapo. Same banana equals saba. But TakeIT Bulsa-Amin has achieved his doctorate in graft and corruption. He made Chito a kindergarten. LOL……. What you know Doc is just a little tiny information of Madam X involvement in the capitolyo, including the ordering of medical supplies at APH. It has to go thru Madam X cuz of the cut. How much? You will be surprise. Supporting your husband would be great and we, abrenians would welcomed it but not meddling and running like you are the elected governor. Also, you mentioned NEPOTISM in your book, Gov TakeIT and Madam X Bulsa-Amin does not apply to them. Inka idiay capitolyo ket namaramaran ti kabagyan ni Madam X nga taga PeniaRuby. AgAin, you will be surprise.

    Posted by Anak Ti Abra | December 2, 2012, 5:43 pm
    • A REPLY TO ANAK TI ABRA ON POSTER OF DEC. 2, 2012;..

      I’m glad to learn that you found my atricle ‘A BRIEF HISTORY OF BERSAMIN’ informative, and that it has caused anger among my kababayans. ‘Anak ti Abra’ warned me not go home to Bangued, lest I could be terminated permanently.

      Folks, people with ill-feelings towards me will be disappointed to know that I don’t intend to go home to Bangued any time from now… I am too old for long trips. But I’ll continue to contribute articles on this WEBSITE as long as I can punch keys on the Key-board and as long as SYSOP allows me to do so.

      Sir, the words NEPOTISM and ‘BID’ on Government projects were words from the late Gov. Luis Bersamin, Sr. father of Gov. Takit. (NOT FROM DR. LEO’S MOUTH).

      As a Gov. Dr. Luis used the word ‘BID’ when he asked his cousins… Tuasons Meno and Moises to bid for lumber for the construction of the 1st APH. Dr. Luis finally concluded with the word ‘NEPOTISM’ for a good governance in the Government. What a brilliant fellow my cousin was. HE SINCERELY MEANT IT WHEN HE MENTIONED THE WORD TO HIS COUSINS.

      DR. LEO TUASON.

      for good!!!

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 5, 2012, 3:11 pm
      • Doc, why don’t you ask your nephew gov TakeIT and his wife Madam X if they know the meaning of the word NEPOTISM? I was just reading your book and Did not say you said it. I’m not here to argue who said what or whom. I am referring the word nepotism and it’s meaning. If they, meaning gov TakeIT and Madam X, do know, saan kuman nga namaramaran ti kabagyan ni Madam Xen diay capitolyo nga taga peniaRuby nga panay empleado. Be it qualified or NOT or NO education at all, it does NOT matter. It’s who you blow or suck or kiss ass. Vic BAULamin knows a thing or two about kissing MaDaM X ass. And regards to bidding gov’t projects, why is it that only one contractor winning those bids? These are the pakyaw contracts. Do you know who? Guess again, doc. Diay manugang na nga bulok a mayor ti Tayum nga substandard ti pannaka aramid na. What does that tell you doc? You can check the statuses of these projects implemented by your nephew gov TakeIT and his manugang kuno mayor ti Tayum at the COA office in Manila. The provincial roads pidigan to pilar and tayum to Bucay, just to name a few. In less than a year, ay keh biri-birin. Lumsot pay diay pilid ti motor diay biri nan. Diay hospital nga in-utang na ti 480M, until now is not finish. Did they even acknowledge your one balikbayan box sent to him personally? I’m certain that it was somewhere in penaRuby or somewhere to her kamaganak or being used for his rooster. Good decision doc not visiting Abra very soon. Just stay away. It’ll be your own good. You will live longer.

        This is it for now. Until then and in between time,

        Anak Ti Abra

        To be continued…

        Posted by Anak Ti Abra | December 5, 2012, 9:27 pm
    • REPLY TO ANAK TI ABRA POSTING ON DEC. 2, 2012:..

      You are very knowlegeable on the current events of the province. I need clarifications

      on some items you mentioned:..

      1. You have implied …for me not to show my face in Abra, lest I’ll be exterminated.

      Let it be known that Dr. Leo has not caused ‘anger’ to anyone Abrenian. I use my true

      name, not a NOM DE PLUME because the articles I write is for the young Abrenians or

      AGTUTUBO who someday will become the leaders of the province.

      Not a single time have I challenged the authority of people in the government or

      outside the government.

      People who have ill-feelings towards me will be disappointed to know for I’ll not be

      there Bangued for their target practice mark because I’m too old to make long trip to

      the Phil.

      2. You insinuated that the late Cong. Chito was a ‘TRAPO’. Using the Spanish

      word ‘trapo’ doesn’t mean you are educated. For your information, the Spanish Trapo

      means a piece of cloth used to clean soiled/dirty objects. Is this what you meant,

      a poor way of describing the character of the late. Cong. Chito.

      3. You mentioned that Gov. Takit received his doctocrate in graft and corruption

      Annak Ti Abra, what University did you get your degree. What have you acchieved?

      Its easy to accuse someone by simply using ‘hearsay/gossip’ materials. which ofcourse

      are not admissible in a court of law.

      Finally, if you have something against Gov. Takit and wife Ruby, then ANAK TI ABBA

      challenge them in the “HAllS of JUSTICE”.

      TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, annak, I don’t have any knowledge of what’s going on in the

      Capitolio. I YOU DO HAVE, PLS EDUCATE ME.

      If you have noticed wrong doings hapenning., anak, challenge the wrong doer in ‘Court’.

      4. NEPOTISM, is applicable to anyone in the Government serving the people.

      My explanation of the word is mentioned in previous articles I wrote. Please go find

      the article.

      Anxiously awaiting for your reply, ANAK TI ABRA.

      Dr. Leo

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 9, 2012, 7:31 pm
  6. Everybody knows what is happening in the whole province specially the STINK that was permeating from the provincial capitol and there are some who are brave enough to expose those anomalies,yet they fell on deaf ears DIDA MAANGOT TI BUKOD DA A BUYOK and i salute DR TUAZON for telling that a spade is a spade! this guy has the guts !

    Posted by pagalsem | December 2, 2012, 6:34 pm
    • PAGALSEM ANIA NGA DEAF EARS?AMMO AMIN A TAT TAO TOY ABRAN,AGUR URAY DA LA TI IYU UMAY TI ELEKSION TAPNO MAIPARIKNA DA TI SAKIT DA KADAGUITI MAAR ARAMID! ADIOS TON TI TURAY DAGUITA A TATTAO.DI BALE KOMA NO DIAK BINOTOSAN IDI,KASLA MET NGAMIN USTO DAGUITI KAR KARI NA,AGUY UYAM TI MANNA NAKAW,ANIA ITA NGARUD TI AR ARAMIDEN DA NGA AGASSAWA? BWISIT !ELEKSYON KOMAN………..NAUMA KAMIN……….

      Posted by KARASAKAS | December 2, 2012, 6:46 pm
    • baka dagidiay taga penarrubia ti nakaadalan ni gob nu naadalan man, ni madam x (imelda marcos/helen of troy) ken dagidiay kakaanakan na nga opisyal diay yan da. tubngarem ngamin gob da baket mo ken ni kaanakan na nga mayor jing ta didaka iramraman nga maperdi ti nagan na! suda met ti nagnumar ti kaaddam pweston imbes nga padam nga bersaminen!

      Posted by Kimmot | April 15, 2013, 1:20 am
  7. apay napukaw metten datay post idyay facebooken? binan dan san ti abrenian.com dyayen.

    Posted by balitangabra | December 2, 2012, 10:34 pm
  8. Good there are people like doc Leo who can speak what he have known for a long time I salute you sir ur information will serve as wake up call to all abrenians . Doc Leo should go farther his study about the Bersamin. Include who is behind wy takit had been dragged to corruption and scandal.

    Posted by Kasta | December 2, 2012, 10:50 pm
    • Yes please make a book and give it to me for Christmas however I do hope the contents of the book come from reliable sources and defintely not a compilation of A.com hearsay.

      Posted by Tricia del Rosario | December 3, 2012, 3:21 pm
  9. Is there anyone in the house who can tell me in this blog who is ruby mama sang before takit married her

    Posted by Jerome | December 2, 2012, 10:54 pm
    • What does that matter Jerome? In a nut shell- she is a daughter of a former Mayor, move to the States and held a high position in various firms, made more $$ than you can probably count, left the states to support her husband only to be held accountable to trash talk coming from folks like yourself.

      So now what- Who the hell are you- you planning to run for candidate or something?

      Posted by Tricia del Rosario | December 3, 2012, 12:37 pm
      • May be, we could just file cases if there are truth behind them? Just a suggestion. Gathering enough evidence could be the solution to everyone’s problem. If any of the political families have done these things I read about, surely there would be evidence that would stand in a court of law. If there is none then we look for it. We could rise above this and be mature enough to know what is needed to be done to make Abra great.

        Posted by EKC | December 3, 2012, 7:06 pm
  10. Ti damag ijiay ballasiw taaw ket adda kan balay amin annak gov take it take note! Fully paid by yours truly (abra prov’l govt money) san mateo estates kano iniay america isu met kuna j informer tayu at $1M kan inggatang na kisalbag apo nagngina ket a balayen apo pennaruby.ayon sa aking ispy, adda kano ijiay singapore amin a kwarta da ken mayor gleng gleng, isu metla gayam binulan da apan agbuya karera lugan j makuna F1, innakon apo kt aglabanak pay sapin ko naisbuwak

    Posted by Pepeng agimat | December 3, 2012, 5:18 am
    • So misinformed….WRONG and UNTRUE statements AGAIN, really San Mateo? Perhaps you are referring to the other candidate- Joel “Kit” Bicera Bersamina, otherwise referred to as the “nuisance candidate” (and by the way, the term nuisance candidate did not come from me, quoting that from a previous post listed on the one and only A.com)

      Clearly A.com is the “Enquirer” of Abra. A biased site that can be bought, monitored, and posted by……

      Get your facts straight before you make such accusations!

      Posted by Tricia del Rosario | December 3, 2012, 12:00 pm
  11. Lets not vote them.

    Posted by Jerome | December 3, 2012, 5:32 am
  12. Husto ta kunam PeterB Abraham. Idi ken dios ti alaud na Chito suplad laeng. Tettan grader ti usaren ni Apo Takit ten. Kasta ti kinalaing na nga agkunniber. Diay dua pulo a tawen ken daydi Apo Chito, maysa laeng nga termino ken Apo Takit. Makita tau met pagbalinen ni Mam Ruby Bangued-Vigan ti Manila-Los Angeles, CA. Agkara subli pati apo ken anak. Naka business class da amin. Su nga awan kuarta ken dakkel utang ti probinsya tau nga Abra. Ni Apo Vicsyd madi na pay naitured nga in utang idi tiempo na. Tetta manu nga gasut a million ti utang ti probinsya tau? Dua la nga tao nagtakaw. Diay maysa ket ni Mayor Glen, su ti contraktor ti amin nga puros palpak. Daguidiay provincial road, hospital ken dadduma pay. Agpanunot tau daytoy umay nga election.

    Posted by John | December 3, 2012, 10:13 am
    • Stealing, cheating,..this is getting boring!

      Just for my amusment, I am resurrecting news that, “OH” for some reason all YOU readers on A.com have brushed under the rug;

      https://news.abrenian.com/2011/09/11/lagayan-abra-big-time-corruption-in-a-small-town/

      and for your information JOHN since you seem to be such a know it all, the children and grandchildren of Kit/Ruby do visit as often as they could, perhaps once a year if that and MAYBE they travel on business class because PAL has a program called Mabuhay Miles in which you can redeem for upgrades. Stop making up these stories because it is not getting any juicier.

      Posted by Tricia del Rosario | December 3, 2012, 2:42 pm
      • Are they doing that before when takit is not yet the governor. Come on life in America is not that easy you have to work hard to earn a living not for travel expense

        Posted by Jerome | December 3, 2012, 6:01 pm
      • Tricia all the politicians here in abra are all corrupt and greedy and they impliedly accept it except for takit. He keep on denying that he is not corrupt but he let someone do it for him in the person of his wife ruby. He has the quality of our hero andres.

        Posted by Popoy | December 3, 2012, 6:20 pm
      • Bro you forgot to mention Leo nolasco.

        Posted by Jerome | December 3, 2012, 6:35 pm
      • you just refuted your own accusations . if this website is bias, you will not see that postings about Lagayan or the Lunas here. The administrator even went further and posted the affidavit of Joson. check it for yourself here.

        https://news.abrenian.com/2011/11/06/joson-affidavit-plunder-charge-against-the-lunas-of-lagayan/

        No other site dared to published this.

        I have been following this site for a while. And you just probably started today, so you don’t know the history of abrenian.com Ms. Tricia. But I can give you a lesson or two here. This site was under the gun of Former Governor Vicsyd Valera and his henchmen. This site was the battleground of Vicsyd Loyalists and Abrenians who wanted changed. And the Abrenians achieved that goal – to let the world know what is going on in Abra. In fact, the Bersamins benefitted from what the site has brought and you can ask your parents about it.

        Got that Princess?

        Posted by balitangabra | December 3, 2012, 9:50 pm
      • Let me tell you Tricia if you are living in states you did not witness the crucial election where the vicsyd’s ceased their political power. A lot of people had been threaten and accused of being biased against the Valera knowing that once Bersamin in power peace and progress would be achieved unfortunately the Bersamin are doing the same. Worse he let ordinary people killed in the streets. Sure he did not kill people but he let his allies did it.

        Posted by Resurreccion | December 4, 2012, 1:19 am
  13. Dr. Leo,

    I am embarrassed for you; a man with your intelligence and caliber has become so swayed from a single source of opinions and thoughts- A.com, an online forum that resembles a TABLOID.

    This is what is disappointing and disturbing…too much trash talking without any validity behind the accusations.

    There is an open door policy at the Capitol, so please go visit and see for yourself.

    Posted by Tricia del Rosario | December 3, 2012, 12:24 pm
    • Tricia dont be too onion skinned little girl! Cguro tatay mo si govah take it nyahahaha! Kahit mapa san mateo san matias san fernando san tisima, the point of order here is VERY BIG TIME CORRUPTION UNDER GOVERNOR EUSTAQUIO PURUGANANSYA BULSAAMIN. Nakakita ka na ba ng farm to market road may garden sa gitna? Prov’l road may nagtutubong damuhan sa gitna???!!! Only in abra, u can check this facts in the bucay manabo road pretty tricia

      Posted by Pepeng agimat | December 3, 2012, 2:57 pm
      • This is a social forum and I am participating like any other Joe. Everyone on here, gets down and dirty so here I am. Perhaps you were expecting someone to sit back and relax while all this bashing and trash talking is going down.

        Take your own advice, dont be too onion skinned yourself old man, the sensitivity is oozing out of your reply. Give me something factual and/or tangible that I can mull over and maybe then will I bother to think of entertaining you again.

        Posted by Tricia del Rosario | December 3, 2012, 4:19 pm
  14. Tricia,what a little princess? NOT! Read this http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/business/09/24/12/plunder-raps-filed-vs-ang-ongpin-et-al in regards to your uncle Lucas plunder case. This is big time corruption. 2.5B with the capital “B”. I just can’t imagine how much money was exchanged in favor to get the decision reversed. Your are recycling old stuff or yesteryear news. They are still standing tall. Do you know that your governador puruganansya bulsamin takeit daddy is also coming what he deserve? He’s got his own set of plunder cases coming.

    Posted by Puro Ganan Sia | December 3, 2012, 5:46 pm
  15. Here’s a more detailed info about your uncle injustice Lucas . Read all about it you little brat. http://www.rappler.com/nation/12967-plunder-complaint-filed-against-ongpin,-ang,-mendoza-over-meralco-share-purchase

    Posted by Puro Ganan Sia | December 3, 2012, 5:51 pm
  16. Tricia truth really hurts you can not just ignore these allegations just look at the new hospital that gob takit built thru a loan which taxpayer like me will be going to pay for many years. Have we benefitted it? Not a single sick abrenian.coz he knew it from the start but he push thrOugh because of the tongpats that ruby can receive. Am not a candidate nor a henchman of politician I’m disgruntled supporter of the Bersamin .

    Posted by Jerome | December 3, 2012, 5:55 pm
  17. You got that wrong! Dr. Leo was not swayed from the unfavorable opinion of others for he knows that it is just a part of dirty politics. One thing for sure is –if the alleged accusation charged against the governor will be proven true in the court of law, whereby the good reputation of the whole family might suffer unbearable embarrassment, the good doctor motivated by his undying love to his clan has no choice but to discourage right now the occurrence or recurrence of such unacceptable rumor that might soon turn into heart-breaking reality. But for now, everything is just fine, there’s no judgment yet that shows he was guilty of, which his detractors can’t do anything except continue lambasting him left and right where only the ignorant of the law or less-educated like me will incline to believe or listen to their dirty tactics. His wife could never be responsible for whatever the consequence of his actions for he is man enough to know where is the north and south of his watch. He is not as silly or short-minded like us, who always blame others or luck if anything goes bad.

    One thing that bothers me though – is, who do you think among the candidates for governor and congressman if elected or defeated that has still a little heart left by not opposing but helping the oncoming real front leaders/candidates of Abra in 2016 election?

    Posted by Prince Chapap | December 3, 2012, 6:25 pm
  18. Clearly A.com is the “Enquirer” of Abra. A biased site that can be bought, monitored, and posted by……

    nia met ni trician kas mo imbagan nga mabaybayadan kami nga agkomentaryo kontra ken apo takiten wenno asino ditan a pulano.LIBRE TI AGKOMENTARYO DITOY A. COM ta inaramid ni ENG.ERIC BERSAMIN BRINGAS daytoy a site tapno DITOY A MAIPEKSA daguiti PAMMALIIW ken PANANG DILLAW kadaguiti MADI nga ARAMID daguiti agtuturay.BARENG AGBALIW ti probinsya tayo.numan pay diak nakaagteng dita TATE ammok ti kayat na a sawen ti IF YOU CANT STAND THE HEAT isang,GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN !

    Posted by pagalsem | December 3, 2012, 8:37 pm
  19. The history of Bersamin political contributions to Abra as detailed by dr Leo is impressive. To me, with close experiences with provincial elective officials, the performances of the 2 Bersamins, Chito and Takit is beyond compare. The accomplishments of gov. Takit in terms of infra.,roads and hospitals etc., in 4 years, compared to vicsyd in 20 years is far greater. Probably his only mistake was his total trust on close relatives who are implementing the numerous projects, like the issue substandard roads.

    To mention few of these: the road cementing of Pidigan to Pilar in 2 yrs.,which Vic’s failed in20 yrs inspite of the hundred millions shared of Abra from RA 7171.( this RA will be explained soon). The reconstruction of Villaviciosa hospital, the rehab.of Abra prov.,the construction of the annex, etc. Probably wittingly or unwittingly in the eyes of traditional politicians enflurnced by previous gov.,gov Takit didn’t entrust some of these projects to mayors. Most of these mayors only use the funds for their vices. This is the truth dr Leo. And for that unwanted warning for your not coming here, it’s a cowardice presumption. Gov is not that kind of man as dreaded.

    Another legacy of Bersamin, the late cong. Chito gave farm tractors to tobacco producing municipalities. Ditoy la napadasan ti Pilar a Naramanan ti bunga ti rigatda manipud ti RA 7171. Maysa pay gayam nga napaaramid na ti remodeling ti cultural center ( tiosko ) ti Pilar nga nagbalin analawa ken permanente. With this brief explanation of the true performances/accomplishments of your ‘kadaraan’, this is a good reason for u to be proud of Bersamin family. ‘This is the truth and nothing but the truth

    Thank you Dr Leo for your continued concern for the betterment of Abra in spite of the fact that you are now thousands miles away. God bless! May your breed increase!!!

    Posted by Tamang Landas | December 4, 2012, 6:56 am
    • Take note all the infra being mentioned by tamang landas were funded thru a loan which a taxpayer will be going to pay for many years yet it was implemented by close relative of the good governor with anomalies like substandard. Galing sau yan tamang landas, public office is a public trust every public officer should be accountable of their actions wittingly or unwittingly. Now did the governor acted against those relatives responsible in the implementation of substandard projects?

      Posted by Resurreccion | December 4, 2012, 6:52 pm
    • WELL SAID TAMANG LANDAS, GOV. TAKIT IS AN ACHIEVER LIKE HIS BROTHER THE LATE CONG.CHITO BERSAMIN. THE NEW APH HOSPITAL HAS BEEN INSPECTED 2 WEEKS AGO, AND IT WILL OPERATE NEXT YEAR THEY ARE MAKING SURE THAT ALL MEDICAL EQUIPMENTS ARE BEING PROVIDED FOR THE NEW HOSPITAL. THE PRESENCE OF MA’M RUBY BERSAMIN AT THE PROVINCIAL CAPITOL ONLY SHOWS HER FULL SUPPORT TO HER HUSBAND (THEY DO NOT TRUST ANYBODY, so ta patpattangen yo nga Leo Nolasco is being watched too). THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTING ALL HIS PROJECTS YOU CAN CHECK AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE ABRA PROVINCIAL CAPITOL (all ongoing and implemeted projects).

      Posted by eric | December 4, 2012, 7:01 pm
      • File charges against Leo nolasco if you are true Eric so that it will be given to me his post

        Posted by Jerome | December 4, 2012, 7:27 pm
      • Nalipatam met nga innayon nga panay palpak if not ALL nga projekto ni gov bonifacion. Ngamin andres kunana dita ngato. LOL! Innia ka metten eric.

        Posted by Concern Citizen | December 5, 2012, 5:11 am
      • Ah Duh! it’s election time! of course they rush all the projects! the opening of the hospital will be timed. Classic Politcal pogi points.

        Posted by guapo | December 5, 2012, 7:05 pm
      • REPLY TO ERIC POSTING ON DEC. 4, 2012:..

        Sir, your article is very intesting to me, as it relates to the New Hospital being

        inspected soon and to open next year.

        They (the Administrator or CEO of the Hospital) seeing to it that the Hospital gets the

        proper Medical and Surgical Equipments.

        ERIC, in the 1st Balikbayan Box (BB No.1) I sent Mar 2011 thru Gov. Takit…contained

        2-Sterilizers, 2-new EKG (heart-tracing) machines and many stainless surgical instruments

        to be used in the Hospital and intended for the people of the Province.

        Sir, please help me find these items from the Administrator, and if you don’t have time to

        inquire, perhaps you can send me the Admisnistrator’s name, Hospital’s Address and email

        address if available, so I can communicate with him via the A.com.

        Sir, You implied that the Gov. has been ‘implementing all of his projects, check at the

        entrance of the Capitol Building you said, all ongoing-implemented projects’

        Unfortunately many of us ABRENIANS residing in foreign lands can not do this-checking.

        Lastly, we keep on hearing the name MR. LEO NOLASCO. Who is he? Government employee?

        Does he work for Gov. Takit? How does he get paid for the job he do?

        ABRENIANS WANTS TO KNOW.

        Dr. Tuason.

        Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 13, 2012, 6:32 am
  20. Tamang Landas, dagitoy ti patpatang ken salusod- sinno ni leo nolasco? husto kadi tay 70-30 nga irequire ni ruby bersamin kada adda proyekto ti gobierno? apay nga agingga na ita haan pay nga nalpas tay baro nga ospital? nalaing sa nga breeder ni doctor leo ta nabreed nak payen.

    Posted by kantoboime | December 4, 2012, 11:16 am
  21. mayat ti gubat idtoy. hahai!

    Posted by pepengagimat | December 4, 2012, 12:40 pm
  22. Fire him kunam ah Jerome

    Posted by Lester | December 4, 2012, 7:35 pm
  23. Tricia, never confront anyone using aliases, no matter how good your arguments are..to begin with, uncle Leo’s has lost all credibility with everyone of its relatives and Friends.I will give you one untruth”I have never met Ruby personally”.. .Leo..that is a terrible lie!! The last time uncle Leo was in Abra, he didnt have a place to stay, so he was invited to stay in your fathers home, as a guest, ..My mom was also there..And that was the last time he was in Abra..Legacy? I have some (public records) of the infrastucture that Gov.Kit Bersamin has done for the last 5 years..the last 20 years of the previous administration combined doesnt even come close..but the best evidence is, He has been re-elected, and might even be given a new mandate on 2013, in-spite of these do gooders who has not done anything for the province…but ngiaw-ngiaw!! They will answer this again, with new ngiaw ngiaw, but who cares, They dont even exist with their aliases, which is just right for this FORUM!!

    Posted by willy estrada | December 4, 2012, 11:29 pm
    • Gov., why are you allowing such kind of person intervening in this informal argumentation? His attack on the good doctor has no bearing or substance at all? His limited knowledge is dangerous that instead of depending your clan, it made it worse! You can never rely on this kind of person.

      Posted by isop | December 5, 2012, 2:12 pm
      • Don’t worry Doc!….just ignore any comment that affects your sanity to the detriment of your personality and moral judgement for they don’t deserve your attention and respect. It’s so obvious that they are far below your standards judging the way they launch their character assassination’s attack. You have a lot of friends here who knows what to believe or not based on their line of thinking or discernment to the issue at hand, so just sit down and relax and allow us to take any insult if there’s any, and if you go down, we all go down…….
        Your attackers (except Tricia who was just carried away by her impulse perhaps and still contemplating whether to ask apology or not) just tried to save the face of the governor and his family in the wrong direction or reason because of their wrong interpretation to your noble intention.
        But, a kind of a person like you, I am sure that you would still consider of forgiving them, aren’t you? Because I just felt that your attackers are just impostors (not from the governor’s house) trying to ruin your whole clan in order to achieve their political motives. I also felt that the governor will contact you by all means to straighten out this mess driven by dirty political tactics not by you as what they were trying for us to believe. Believe it or not, it doesn’t matter yet anyway, until we would come to our senses and realize that this is just a part of a dream, a dream to live our life to the fullest in a place where there’s a real peace and progress.
        Just keep sharing with us Doc, of your knowledge and wisdom, will you?

        Posted by lawiswis-kawayan | December 5, 2012, 5:32 pm
    • KABABAYANS and FRIENDS…

      You have read articles written on this A.com Website open Forum. He listed his name as

      WILLY ESTRADA. If he is the same WILLY I know…he is a half Bersamin and half

      Estrada. He is the son of the late Engr. Theodoro Estrada and Eliza Bersamin (younger

      sister of the late Dr. Luis F. Bersamin, Sr). The prominent ESTRADA FAMILY is from

      MANILA. A sister of Theodoro is MS. EVA ESTRADA, a PHIL. SENATOR.

      I want to tell you WILLY why posters in this open Forum sign their names “aliases”

      or ‘NOM de PLUME’ names … to stay alive.

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 13, 2012, 9:32 pm
      • Would like to know Willy’s actual name. In the Feraren family history, Theodoro and Eliza had five sons,
        Salvador, Teddy, Guillermo, Emmanuel, and Diosdado. They also had 2 daughters, Eva and Christine. Are you saying that Theodoro also had a sister named Eva?

        Posted by Frank | June 25, 2014, 7:15 pm
  24. Tricia and Willy, what’s all the fuzz on Dr. Leo’s post about the brief history of the Bersamin family? I think you were reading between the lines…. I did not read anything he wrote that would have discredit or compromise the character of Takit. He implied that what he learned is just thru the A.com forum and I quote Dr. Leo, ” Folks, these accusations, please present proofs, documented proofs, not hearsay-gossip”.

    Posted by Juan Doe | December 5, 2012, 3:36 am
  25. Hikhikhik, I love it truth really hurts, in my assessment takit is in trouble with the story of doc Leo , he is an old self man made from the foreign land he is a relative of the governor yet he posted an incriminating against his relative. I think he is redeeming himself he wants that the governor and his wife be reformed or else they will suffer the wrath of god probably this election. The only problem is cecy worth to be the alternative replacement of takit? Exciting to watch. Hehehe

    Posted by Lester | December 5, 2012, 5:30 am
  26. Willy no Texas ka koma ket kapurpuro ta puro dawat ka gayam hehe. The abrenians are aware of the projects of the governor compared to vicsyd administration, but as I said take not read it, those were funded thru a loan which a taxpayer like me will be going to pay for how many years yet it were not implemented according to the standard, if it was implemented not a single abrenian have benefitted even it was done for a long time like the hospital.

    Posted by Resurreccion | December 5, 2012, 5:37 am
  27. Doc…you have friends here trying to defend you against your critics/detractors. Go back somewhere in the middle and you could read their comments favoring your side. There….there..there….you see it?

    Posted by amigo | December 5, 2012, 6:40 pm
  28. DR. LEO TUASON, are you still in your normal mental awareness? As I read your article, I came to realized nga AGKABAW KAN SA METTEN? TI LA MAPATPATANG MON. Are your seeking attention or what? A little professionalism and if you have nothing to contribute beneficial to the people then PLEASE SHUT YOUR OLD VERY OLD MOUTH.

    Posted by cutie | December 6, 2012, 4:17 am
    • NGIAW NGIAW!

      Posted by Juan Doe | December 6, 2012, 5:52 pm
    • Reply To CUTIE;..on your posting of Dec. 6, 2012.

      I’m much older than you are. Little girl, You want to test my mental capacity.

      You have read my articles I recently wrote in this Open Forum of the Abrenian.com

      Website. You said you have read my articles… I advise you to go back and read them

      again, and concentrate, use the intelligent portion of your gray-matter.

      What topic do you want to discuss. And please do not use Ilocano dialect I’m rusty on it

      or Itneg dialect.

      Do you want to discuss Medicine? Topics benificial to the people you say…I can’t

      argue on these …but again what I wrote in the articles explains a lot of things

      I know…like the delivery of health Care in the province; propagation and prevention of

      extinction of the Fish Ludong, the fish ‘ICON’ of Abra, the saving of lives with the

      establishment of TMC in each municipality of the province.

      What have you done for the province, I know Cutie, you’re not of age to do anything

      but your parents must have done something good for the people of the province.

      How much do you know about the province of ABRA?

      WHERE IN ABRA ARE YOU FROM?

      Because, many of us Abrenians (by the way, I’m an ‘EXPATRIATE’ residing in USA) wants

      PROGRESS to take place in the province. In my humble honest opinion

      Gov. Takit is doing a good job but many of his Kababayans are dissatisfied with his

      executive management of the province, too many corrupt people around him they say, are

      disrupting him to properly discharge his duties. After all Gov. Takit I believe is a

      member of the good BERSAMINS ( pls read my article “BRIEF HISTORY OF BERSAMIN”) written

      by a person (Dr. Leo) who is definitely not suffering from “dementia”.

      ABRA would be a good topic to discuss, don’t you agree!!!

      The Open Forum of Abrenian.com Website is the best Forum anyone can air their ideas and

      can even use a NOM-de-PLUME name. All the Administrator of the WEBSITE wants articles

      or postings that are clean… no dirty words, please.

      Dr. Leo

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 7, 2012, 12:15 am
      • Very Well said Doc. I’ve read your postings and I don’t see anything wrong with it. In fact you were admiring Takit’s work. It’s just those people around him who’s destroying his image. Unfortunately, it’s his own wife who’s dragging him into the gutter and he is letting them do that.

        Posted by Red-Dragon | December 7, 2012, 1:20 am
      • Doctor expatriate, Where are you from? Can’t seem to compete with what the eyes can see? Have mercy. Do rich people come to USA? who does the dishes or those house work? Not the neurosurgeons or the the cardiac surge or the…what are you again, primary care MD? You haven’t mentioned MD. Big deal.

        Posted by bitter sweet | December 22, 2012, 12:56 am
        • yo! bitter sweet. what’s this Doc Leo bashing? why don’t you comment on the story and not the person. he’s MD and what are you again?

          Posted by MD | December 22, 2012, 1:08 am
      • Whatever happened to respect for your elders. I thought that was a Filipino tradition.

        Posted by Frank | June 25, 2014, 7:20 pm
  29. awan patingga na ti nadalus nga aramid ngem ti dakes adda patingga na! good legacy will last forever and the BAD? Hell is waiting for you to finish your term and you will be rewarded with an endless misery. no awan basol mo haan ka masinit ket apay nga nakaro met panagreklamo dagitoy asideg ken takit? siempre ah ket naimas ti libre uray tinakawan hehe… ala itira yo latta kitaen to laengen resulta election…

    Posted by manna.lon | December 6, 2012, 8:26 am
  30. cge Word War 1 daytoyen. bato bato sa langit wag magalit.

    Posted by alex festejo | December 6, 2012, 8:10 pm
  31. Disk am-ammo day toy Leo Nolasco. Diay 70-30 as alleged ken saan no di ket 60-40 as reported to Mon Tulfo, toy malalaki malaki nga journalist. Saan nga nagpa-interview ti ‘madaydayaw, iso nga suspect’ inggana ita.

    Sir SYSOP, any development of our suggestions with dr. Leo Tuazon that the ‘digested’ results of the diff.forums be availed by schools ,the youth and thru the radio since every household has radios to help educate everybody ’cause sen M claims that most pilipinos r miseducated? I believe , that knowledge/wisdom not used for general consumption is void and useless. Reactions and help toward this matter is most welcome. Thanks!

    Posted by Tamang Landas | December 7, 2012, 11:52 am
  32. Dr Leo tuason. Nde ko kills apelido mo. Nde ka cguro importanteng tao. Kaya ka cguro nag p-post ng kabalbalan dito as abrenians.com. BwHahahaha. It would have better to post something like ” when will the violence stop?” and write something about why should family kill family over something so stupid.
    But no you write something about takit bersamin and how he not accomplished any projects. Kung gusto mo mag sulat eh do mag sulat ka ng bedtime stories or mag sulat ka tungkol as Tao na nag papatay sa isang tao ng cguro bersamin. After all kamag-anak mo yan.

    Posted by Manok | December 7, 2012, 2:41 pm
    • REPLY TO MANOK POSTING ON DEC 7, 2012:..

      Sir, You have a comment adresssed to me and how I wish I could answer your query…

      but you’re using Itneg or Ilocano dialects, I’m lost in translation.

      Perhaps, you might use a simplier manner of asking questions, like….

      1. You’re asking about my Family Name (apelido).

      2. What has Gov. Takit accomphished, any projec?

      3. I’m not good in writing “Bed-time’ stories.

      MANOK, I ONLY WRITE ARTICLES THAT I’M VERY FAMILIAR WITH AND WRITE ARTICLES FOR THOSE

      WHO WISHES TO LEARN like Abrenian Agtutubo.

      HAVE YOU READ MY THEORY ON THE ‘LIFE CYCLE OF FISH LUDONG’ OR THE

      ‘CHIT-TMC’– SYSTEM OF DELIVERY OF MEDICAL HEALTH CARE FOR THE ENTIRE PROVINCE OF ABRA.

      Please stay in this thread. I’m interested to hear from you.

      Dr. Leo Tuason.

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 14, 2012, 4:24 am
  33. Apan yo man ngarud kitaen jay pallotan jay Agtangao Bangued nga inaramid daydi naperdi nga Cong. Chito.

    Jay inosar da apo nga bobong na no inkay matmatan ket landok ti National Power nga tinakaw da manipod Cosili angingga Baddek nga linya ti koryente..

    Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | December 7, 2012, 4:16 pm
  34. siak payla katangkenan toy bangued ita.

    Posted by dr. koting | December 7, 2012, 5:12 pm
  35. Ignore your relatives soon to be your enemies doc. Keep on posting the truth so that it will serve as a wake up call to all politicians and voters like me.

    Posted by Resurreccion | December 9, 2012, 3:05 am
  36. Apay nga puro alipores met manong dagitoy agcomcoment ditoyen talaga Adu makasuron dagitoy a lalay mo manong nasobraan Dan sa agkagkagat kenka

    Posted by Lando bersamin | December 9, 2012, 3:35 am
    • REPLY TO LANDO BERSAMIN POSTING ON DEC. 9, 2012:.

      How are you related Gov. Takit? Please use English Language in your comments and

      postings so I can properly respond to you.

      Thanks.

      Dr. Leo

      Posted by Dr. Leo Tuason | December 9, 2012, 4:36 am
      • Whoever you are, you talk as if you are not a Filipino. Suddenly you are born with an English tongue and lost your blood, have you got an accent? Get real. You want to feel great and above people, just feel it. Who cares?

        Posted by Lou Madrigal | December 22, 2012, 12:19 am
  37. The mayor of lagangilang is corrupt too like his cousin takit

    Posted by Jerome | December 9, 2012, 4:44 am
  38. It’s official the facebook group Abrenian Elections 2013 is a group to help takit’s failing re-election bid. The adminstrators are deleting everything that is post againsts the Bersamins and they let the pro-Bersamin specially the governor’s wife post whatever they want. this group is already campaigning for him. is that too early? dapat ti nagan da ket TAKIT BERSAMIN REELECTION GROUP 2013.

    Posted by fua | December 9, 2012, 11:31 am
  39. Dr. Leo Saan kaba dimmakkel at dikana makaawat ng ilokano???

    Posted by Amandeep | January 3, 2013, 1:42 am
  40. Dr Leo no sika la kuman ti Umay agkandidato para governador ta sumayaat ti biag ditoy Abra hihihi

    Posted by Amandeep | January 3, 2013, 2:07 am
  41. Alla, ap -apal u la nga agado. Agkandidato kay met ngamin bareng butosan nakayo ti taga-Abra. Gobernador kada mayor koma amin nga taon no kaya yo

    Posted by Juan de la cruz | February 6, 2013, 11:31 pm
  42. Ap-apal yo la dayta nga timmangken di kayo ngamin maka-governador, nya ha ha ha . . . . .

    Posted by Juan de la cruz | February 6, 2013, 11:33 pm
  43. ha haha

    Posted by Juan de la cruz | February 6, 2013, 11:36 pm
  44. Napangas pay unay ketdi dagitoy Bersamins, wag natin silang iboto!!!

    Posted by Arsee | February 17, 2013, 9:35 am
  45. Apay nagpapangas met dagitoy bersamin clan ditoyen… Sabagay kasta lang ti reaction ti masisiitan… Hekhekhek

    Posted by Joylibee | April 16, 2013, 10:48 am
  46. wow , thank God for technology , its been 12 years since I last visited my home town bangued, a lot have changed and I am greatful to a.com, I literrally had been sitting here for 6 hours just reading the news, comments and blog about Abra and a lot had changed since then.. Dr. Leo , I am in my late 30’s but I do remember the Bersamin’s very well,I cannot forget goodness of Dr. Luis Bersamin , I was a sickly child and though we do not have money, everytime my mother brought me to his clinic, he treated me very well and gave us free medicines.. I love him dearly, I hope and pray that his children and grandchildren will keep his legacy alive… I was in HS when the late Chito B. seated in the office, even then he was a humble man.. I remembered him with his smiles when he sees me in the streets of Bangued. He never failed to called my mother by name eventhough we were one of the poorest in Bangued. My siblings and I are achievers in school and he would always give us small talks to value education.. We now have our careers and been residing here in the US but during the early days of our profession he supported and trusted us with him seeking our services for his physical rehabilitation needs.

    We need God loving and fearing leaders in Abra… It breaks my heart to hear what is happening.. Its time for us to be wise in choosing our leaders and not only that but to keep them and protect them through our prayers….

    Posted by hopefull for change | April 30, 2013, 12:04 am
  47. Dr. Tuason,

    I apparently replied to a comment by mistake, rather than adding a new comment. Anyway, here is the original comment and with an additional question.

    I haven’t finished reading your entire article, when I came across the following:

    “Dr. Luis was the second oldest son of Don Longino. He was a WW II veteran of the Phil. Medical Corp and Survivor of the Bataan Death March. Dr. Luis became the first Governor of Abra after World War II.”

    How are you related to Dr. Luis and do you have any information on his time during WWII? My uncle, Lt. Col. Frank S. Adamo, M.D. was serving in the U.S. Army when the Japanese attacked the Philippines. He also survived the Bataan Death March and 3 years as a POW. He was awarded the Legion of Merit medal for saving many lives and limbs by developing a treatment for gaseous gangrene. See http://shar.es/Mulo0
    for a recent news article on my uncle.

    Also, you state “Don Longino Bersamin. Oldest son of Don Honorio. Married to Maestra Isang Ferraren” Are you saying that Longino married Maestra Isang Ferraren? I have in my family tree I did for my wife, Araceli Feraren Adamo, I have Longino married to Luisa Feraren, who is the daughter of Juan Bengson Feraren and the granddaughter of Valentin Feraren. Whether the name is Feraren or Ferraren, at this moment is not important; however, could Maestra Isang Ferraren and Luisa Feraren be the same person? I would doubt that Longino would have two wives, one a Feraren and the other a Ferraren.

    How sure are you that Maestra Isang is Longino’s wife? Also, I will ask those in my wife’s family how sure they are that Longino’s wife is Luisa Feraren

    Posted by Frank | June 25, 2014, 5:55 pm

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