[12/5/2012] UPDATE Eye in the Sky Report: Ambush in Tineg, Abra A councilor and his brother from Tineg, Abra were reportedly ambushed as they were returning home from Vira, Tineg. Initial reports identifies the victim as Rey Tandy and his brother. Rey’s brother was killed on the spot with gunshot wounds, while the councilor suffered from wounds in the abdomen & foot. He was rushed to the hospital in Bangued.
According to latest report, Tandy died in the Hospital today.
Would someone care to conduct truthful research if what was the motive behind this crime and which political party they are affiliated with.
Anyway, my heartfelt condolence to the families they left behind. I hope they would be able to forgive the suspect/s from the bottom of their hearts and just let our criminal court or divine justice will do the rest or whatever comes next. In that way, they wouldn’t suffer too much for the fear or emotional stress that will produce more harm than good to their lives.
So, this is the first “Eye in the Sky” project of Ricky in Tineg?
My heartfelt condolence to the family of the slained Councilor, Ray Tandy of Tineg, Abra.
SYSOP, could we have saved the life of the councilor if the CHIT and TMC system is in function… my (Leo’s) answer..yes most likely… depending on the site of gun-shot wound
on the body.
My heartffelt condolence on the death of Councilor Ray Tandy to the grieving family.
SYSOP, if the CHIT and TMC Health-care System is functioning, could we have saved the Councilor? YES, great chance we would have saved him from death, depending on the site of the bullet’s trajectory… lets assume that the great vessels of the Abdomen, namely abdominal Aorta and Mesenteric Veins are not damaged but injury was on the Intestines, Stomach, Liver, Spleen, Kidneys or Colon he could had a better chance of survival
SYSOP, sorry my computer is playing tricks on me, I didn’t mean to end the article abruptly.
Dr. Tuason, click the website below. it is the new hospital just built by valenzuela mayor only worth 82Million….how much did gov. Takit and penaruby loan for the unused newly built hospital in Abra? to the tune of 400-700Million? where is the hospital now. If they used the money money, then, Abra could have an ultra-modern hospital in operation now……nut what did they do? They bought big modern houses in manila 1 each for gov. takit and pernaruby, 1 for pamangkin mayora ging ging mamsaang-balbuena of penarrubia; kapitana baby mamsaang-cecilia……plus their mansiones in penarrubia……plus 1 each children is America and the latest their 1M$ dollar main house???????????????? wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Am not certain if he survived. But he could have a higher chance to live considering he was in Tineg, which is some distance to Bangued. We all know that time is against you when you’re injured like this. An immediate medical procedure could have made a difference.
each communityREPLY TO SYSOP POSTING OF DEC. 6, 2012:..
Sysop, you brought out 3 important items that are… distance, time and immediate procedure – care.
Assuming that the CHIT is functioning and the TMC are distributed as I proposed in
ADDENDUM:.. on Sysop posting of Dec. 6, 2012. (Again my computer is playing tricks on me).
…TMC are distributed in communities— TINEG in the remotest and the most faraway
community high in the rugged-inaccessible terrain mountains North-East of the province —
next communities are — ALAOA — SAN JUAN — LAGANGUILANG — TAYUM — finally —
BANGUED where the (AMMC) ABRA MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER is located.
LAVANDER- SYSOP and folks follow me, we will try to save a person who was shot in the
remotest community of the province (similar to what happened to Councilor Mr. Tandy).
Please read my previous posting to save time and avoid being repetitious…. it would start
when the physician of TMC DR. LUNES conversation with the AMMC Coordinator (DR. BRINGAS
an Orthopedic Surgeon) via Cell-phone and visualized on the computer monitor thanks to
FOLKS, please follow the ‘Make Believed Scenario’…..
remember that the patient is kept alive by…
1. Intravenous infusion, IV of Lactate Ringers solution… to keep him from being
dehydrated. Plus the long acting Antibiotic given at the TINEG TMC.
2. The patient has Naso-gastric tube taped to the nose to prevent it from being dislodged
(tube inserted thru the nose to reach the stomach with the following purposes…to removed
swallowed air from the stomach and a way to detect blood signifying damaged stomach.
YOU SEE FOLKS, THE TRAJECTORY OF THE BULLET IS NOT KNOWN.
3. A Urinary Indwelling catheter is anchored to the Urinary Bladder…purpose it to
measure the urine output and to detect blood signiflying damaged Urinary Bladder.
LAVANDER, are you with me?
To be continued:..
I am not pro Takit. I do not cater to any political clan in the province of Abra, but why are you so furious of Taki? Can anyone mention any political family in abra who did not corrupt? Even the lowest barangay kapitan is capable of corrupting funds of the barangay now? let us be objective in our comments, kaasi met dagitay personalities nga maas- assinate through media. Let the courts prove their guilt befor condeming them. Bersamin, Luna, Seares, Bernos, Valera and all mayors of Abra are corrupt so no one is spared.
and you are out of topic cutie pie. this is about the Tineg Ambush. adda dyay banger ti pagsasaritaan da about takit.
It’s OK to chat here guapo (kono), for we just pretend that we are attending the families wake. But let me first sip my basi before I express what’s going on in my mind…glug..glug….OK I feel better now..
Cutie and Willie: It seems that you are undoubtedly fine guys but like others who intentionally and keep misinterpreting the doctor’s article in order to continue sowing hatred among the electorates (if you are not paid impostors or blind political followers or just doing what you are doing in order to gain favor from our politicians), please stop “bad mouthing” now the good doctor or else we will also misinterpret you as Brenda or egoistical hypocrites liars. Are you deaf or blind that you can’t notice the many helpful contributions he made on this site by sharing with us the history of Ilokans and Tingguians invasion in this province, to his fight or concerns regarding the exploitation of our natural mining resources, and now in the political arena just to show how he still loves and cares our province unlike others who already totally abandoned their birthplace? Now, here you are convincing us that he is now like…(I can’t even say it because of my high respect to him) but to whom among you now we are going to believe? However, if you could also contribute something beneficial to the present and future generations, maybe you could finally convince us then that you were right and the doctor was terribly wrong all along.
Going back to his article, my understanding is that he didn’t believe with the rumors spreading around against the governor and his family. He was just dismayed and saddened and did not condemn or embarrass them but he went further instead with extra mile by challenging their detractors to produce tangible proofs. So, what part of that, that keeps convincing us to misinterpret the doctor’s noble intentions?
Your over-all analysis is superb! I am impressed but why are so furious with Dr. Tuazon? What’s wrong with his thoughts or concerns that we failed to understand? Can you please explain to us, detail by detail?
Please don’t disappoint us but impress us further with your impressive line of thinking.
Thank you very much….
Correction: “but why are you so furious Cutie and Willy with Dr. Tuazon’s article?
Wait! I am not drank yet! I bet the governor or his family doesn’t even know what you are talking about here?
Because if he does, he will whip your butts at no time, doesn’t he?
Their real (not impostors) spokespersons will be kind enough to say something, please…..?
Now I am really drank…sshhhh….sssshhh…and I really appreciate it if someone would wake me up when the real authorized spokesperson is already here paying their respect to the families wake and put some closures to the doctor’s plight. Thanks….
Let me answer you cutie pie because he is the only politicians in abra denying to d max tha he is not corrupt to the extent that ruby always to the rescue for him. Maybe he is true to himself but he let his wife to be corrupt.
apo nagistayanak natay,jay payla met provincial hospital nangitarayanda kaniak,ultimo pagdait ken agas gnatang k pay ruar.jayak la kuma searesen ket jayak metla napaltogan dina na,ni tatang ko met la nagpaltog kaniak,roching.maisibu ko ngata jay baro ghospital nu mapaltooganak manen maipamitlok to maospitalen.gob apayen?aramidemla hotelen jay gospital!
FOLKS, let go back to TINEG AMBUSH.
Sysop and I will show our kababayans how CHIT and TMC systems works in a MAKE-BELIEVE
SCENARIO in saving the life of a person shot in a far-flung community of rugged-inaccesible-mountainous ABRA.
I invite Gov. Takit to join us in this adventurous make-believed trip because the implemmentation of CHIT and TMC SYSTEM of delivering Health Care in the Province could be Gov. Takit’s “LEGACY” to the people he had sworn to serve.
Let’s assume that Triage Medical Clinic (TMC) exist in TINEG which is manned by a physician and a nurse, both trained in EMERGENCY CARE procedures.
A person who was shot like Councilor Tandy was brought into the TMC. The physician will
do the following:
1. Quickly examines the patient and make his assessment…
Check his vital signs…pulse, respirations, temperature, EKG tracing (heart function or activity)… all these parameters are base-line, for future comparison.
2. Start Intravenous infusion (I.V.) of Lactate Ringers Solution…the reason.. he will be without water or food (nothing by mouth) from now on…to avoid dehydration.
3. Physician continues the examination. He tries to find out if there is bleeding, source if possible the amount of bleeding…concealed (that is inside the Abdomen) …parameters of blood analysis of Hemoglobin, Hematocrit and CBC-Complete blood count…these tests
parameters are quickly done by the well Trained Nurse who had drawn the blood from the patient and the Physician who helps and reads the results of the tests.
4. At this point the Physician activates his computer and contact the (AMMC) Abra Memorial Medical Center… he talks to a Physician Coordinator of the CHIT-TMC system via computer through the CHIT system using cell- phone and visual via computer Monitor…
The SCRIPTED-CONVERSATION goes like this:..
TO BE CONTINUED:..
Another legacy from the good doctor…..thanx!
REPLY TO MOUNTAINEER ON DEC. 6, 2012:..
Sir, what have you done to benefit the people of Abra? Name a project…it shall be your
‘Legacy’ to your Kababayans!!!
Nothing yet Doc…except that I can’t stop my big mouth in denouncing the wickedness of our politicians which you can not call as a legacy if our judicial system remained blind and deaf for their prosecution.
REPLY TO MOUNTAINEER’S POSTING ON DEC. 8, 2012:..
Sir, I noticed your disatisfaction in the running of the Government, even denouncing the wickednesss of some politicians and members of the Judicial System.
Your statement is somewhat vague, uncertain…If you’re thinking of the ‘incumbent’
1. CongressLady Joy Bernus
2. Gov. Takit Bersamin
3. Govern’t officials in far-flung communities of
5. PAST POLITICIANS.
SIR, IF YOU HAVE TANGIBLE EVIDENCES AGAINST THESE PEOPLE THAT COULD STAND THE CLOSE SCRUTINY IN A COURT OF LAW…NOW IS THE TIME…… BRING IN THE ACCUSED AND EVIDENCES.
I agree to you Dr. Tuazon, How i wish that plan will push through because it is very much helpful and very much needed in areas like Tineg… maybe by that time, the possibility of providing power will be given a solution in order for the computers to run.
Regardin Lavanders concern on how to power the Computers and Cell-phones.
Along this line of electronic, we shall ask the help of Engr. Eric Bringas to guide us on this.
All I know is that these electronic gadgets can be powered by self-contained batteries like alkaline or littium batteries. Also batteries can be recharged by solar or wind sources.
The most easiest way to obtain electical power for these gadgets would be the Local Government from Bangued will provide supply of recharged batteries every 2-3 weeks
to each community TMC. This would the best source of power.
FOLKS, only ‘LAVENDER’ an ABRENIAN shows interests on the ‘delivery of health care’ of the people of the province.
Lavender, please take along with you persons who shows interest on medicine… who may someday wish to become doctors, nurses, lab tech. follow me on this exciting MAKE-BELIEVE
SCENARIO “How to save a person with incident similar to the late COUNCILOR TANDY”
Friends we shall start with the conversation between the Physician of TINEG TMC and the COORDINATOR at the AMMC (Abra Memorial Medical Center) in Bangued.
THE CONVERSATION IS VIA THE MARVEL OF COMPUTER AND CELL-PHONE THRU ENGR. ERIC’S ‘CHIT’.
This is the conversation between Dr. Lunes of TINEG TMC to CHIT-TMC system Coordinator based at the AMMC, in Bangued.
>>> the coordinator is a highly especialized physician (Dr. Bringas) who is knowledgeable on the different subspecialties in medicine.
Dr. Lunes to Coordinator Dr. Bringas…
>>> the message came via cell-phone and is noted on the computer monitor.
By the way the conversation is seen on the computer monitors of all TMC in Abra connected with same ‘satellite’ operating system account.
nakapimpintas dayta a kapanonotan maipanggep ti CHIT ken TMC ngem agpatingga la ngatan ti ARAPAAP! ta ngamin di pay MALMALPASEN TI PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL idin to ta mano a million ti pondo na,makaipatakder tay ngata ti clinika diay tineg ? santo la ngatan PUMAYSO daguitoy nga arapaap no MASUKATAN daguitoy mangiturturong toy probinsya tayo.
This TMC and CHIT proposal project is very realistic, how i wish na bigyang pansin ng ating mga leaders ang ganitong project because it is really pro people…We save life to the best that we could kahit malayo ang lugar ng pinangyarihan. Tama si Dr. Leo…. Sana sa mga ganitong projects magconcentrate ang mga leaders natin, hindi sa mga pangungurakot, kaya wala silang maisip na maganda para sa kanilang kababayan dahil their most concern is their pocket.
REPLY TO KARASAKAS POSTING ON DEC. 6, 2012:..
Sir, you think that this is only a dream…you’re wrong… wait till Gov. Takit hears of
this project which is doable, next thing you’ll hear is that Engr. Eric Bringas is
invited by the Gov. to help him put up the CHIT- TMC system for the entire province.
When this happen, I’ll send to Eric my proposal ‘hard-copy’ of the TMC construction.
There’s uniformity of the TMC construction… this would make it less expensive to the
local Govvernment to fund because the materials for construction is purchased in’bulk’.
Friends here’s where the words of the late Gov. Luis Sr. “Bid” and “NEPOTISM” comes into
play… ANYONE with known EXPERIENCE in building construction can ‘bid’ on the project.
I would encourage my nephew Meflor ‘Botus’ Tuason to bid, just as his father Meno did
when he ‘bidded’ for the lumber-construction of the 1st APH of Dr. Luis, Sr.
The late Gov. Luis Sr, had said, “NEPOTISM” has no place in a good Government.
AMEN I’d say to that!!!
Apo doc, nia man ti bagbagamon nga ag bid ni botos sen. Diay met awan ammona ken duldog nga kanakam ti pag bidemon. Sang kasaom diay word nga nepotism. Tetta botos kunam manen. Baliktad sa met ti ammon nga kayat na sawen diay nepotism. All in the family. Kasdiay gayam doc ti balak mo. Pasimple ka pay laeng.
Ag-bid iti saan nga sin-sinan nga bid (lutong makaw) wenno mapaboran isuna without any bidding gapu ta kabagyan na ti agturay tapno malisian ti nepotism nga kunkuna ni doc. Am I right doc?
But I think the so-called nepotism apllies only to nearest relative (like husband and wife) that might be different from favoring your own other relatives which is also considered immoral if in violation of applicable existing laws.
Please correct me if I’m wrong.
REPLY TO LOVE POSTING OF DEC. 7. 2012:..
Webster Dictionary definds “NEPOTISM” as favoritism shown or patronage ( ‘Jobs’ in the
Government) bestowed in consideration of FAMILY relationship and not of MERIT.
If ‘MERIT’ is being contested… then we can resolve the problem by applying the so
called…’Civil Service Qualification Test’.
siak ti katangkenan dtoy bangued.
Sir, I try my best to answer all comments made on my postings, but some words like
‘katangkenan’ your word puzzels me…in ILOCANO DICTIONARY means “Hardest”
You signed your name “DR. KOTING”… Are you in the Medical profession? If you are,
please use the English Language to communicate…having attained this degree of
education would be easy for you to use this language.
REPLY TO DUGAS AND LOVE POSTINGS ON DEC. 7, 2012:..
We shall discuss on two important items in Good Government…simplified in this manner:
1. BID… on government project. Folks, its a secret ‘bidding’.
>>>There will be 3- member ‘committee’ in-charge… to supervise the ‘bidding’.
>>Member(A)…shall be from the ‘Nationalista Party’.
>>Member(B)…shall be from the ‘Opposing party’.
>>Member(C)…shall be from the ‘Third party or neutral’.
Lets put on the table the construction of a government project the ‘TMC’. Triage Medical Clinic.
The Governor and his Cabinet will decide if the proposed TMC has ‘MERIT’ in the
‘delivery of health care’ for the people.
If TMC has merit, then a notice for bidding is issued from the office of the Governor…
which might look like this…in a cartolina or heavy paper. SHALL BE POSTED AT DIFFERENT PUBLIC PLACES IN BANGUED.
—————————->>>NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
——->The construction of TMC(TRIAGE MEDICAL CLINIC)IS OPEN FOR BIDDING.
———-> Anyone qualified may submit his/her name (only) to ‘bid’.
Individual ‘bidder’s experience’ in Construction shall be evaluated by the ‘COMMITTEE’.
———————-> SIGNED: GOVERNOR TAKIT BERSAMIN.
PROPOSED BY: Dr. Leo
Any qualified person with known experience in construction can enter in
the bid prosses.
Sir Leo, I’m really very much interested in your TMC and CHIT project for I know it will benefit the majority of Abra since Abra is composed of 27 municipalities with 21 upland municipalities and most of this municipalities do not have Doctors to manned the Rural Health Centers, I’m pretty sure that if this program will be realized, I am sure many programs of the Government specially the Health care of the people will greatly improve but I am interested with Dr. Lunes of Tineg, Is he a Dr. working in that place. I would suggest that this project be coordinated with the Governor and thru the Local Chief executives so that they will be of help in the financing of this project and be realized.
LAVANDER, your interest of the CHIT-TMC health care delivery system is overwhelmingly
impressive. I am sure that who ever comes after Gov. Takit as Governor shall make
his/her priority… the health of the people of ABRA.
I’m most certain that executives of the Government from the Governor to the Congress,
Abra Mayors, Barangay heads… are reading this article… where they can learn to save
lives. The ‘Make-Believed Scenario’ is written the simpliest way I could, easily
understood by our kababayans.
NOw. where are we…
The patient is received by the TMC physician in the municipality of ALAOA.
The physician at Alaoa TMC…will do the follwoing:..
1. Check the VITAL SIGNS… these includes.. temperature, pulse, EkG (heart tracings),
2. Urine out-put (indwelling Urinary bladder catheter connected to a collecting bag or
bottle from TINEG TMC to ALAOA TMC).
3. Parameters like Complete blood Count (CBC), Hemoglobin, Hematocrit these are indixes
to determine the amount of circulating blood in the body.
After obtaining the results… the physician contact the AMMC Coordinator via the
computer.. the results of the parameters including the heart tracings are projected on
the computer monitor…
If there is irregularity on the heart activity of the EKG tracings…
The Coordinator will activate through the Hospital public speaker paging
system,…. summons to come his office….
Specialists… Heads of the Depts. of Internal Medicine, and Surgery, and XRay.
These specialists shall act as consultants.
The heart activity noted at ALAOA TMC.
Dr. Bringas, Coordinator to consultant Dr. Blanco, Head of Internal Medicine
….> any suggestions Dr. Blanco.
Dr. Blanco to Dr. Martes (Physician at TMC ALAOA)
Pls. improve ventilation… use Ambobag (a contraption with a face mask connected to a
rubber balloon compressed at breathing rate to deliver air to the nose of the patient
thru the face-mask… this might improve the heart activity).
The Ambo-bag may be continued thoughout the trip.
The patient is transported to San Juan TMC.
The physician at San Juan TMC. is instructed by the AMMC Coordinator to do
1. STAT (immediately) EKG and transmit results via computer/ monitor.
…If normal rythem… no further treatment for the heart… but continue ventilation
with the use of Ambobag.
The transport of the patient from TINEG TMC to ALAOA TMC is by person -STRETCHER.
There will be a time in the future when transport of burden instead using humans (I
propose the use of LLAMA… is a South American Carmelid widely used as pack animal by the
INCAS of So. America and other natives in these areas to transport burden on their back
carrying weights up to 45 kilograms).
Next TMC is at San Juan. This community has system of roads.
At this TMC. a quick test of the parameters-indixes including EKG heart tracings are
If the results are with-normal limits… the patient is transported via Ambulance, or
jeepney direct to Bangued, by-passing TMCs at Langangilang and Tayum.
At the AMMC patient shall recieve the definitive treament/ surgery.
LAVANDER and folks, any questions thus far?
I’m not just really very sure if the Governor, Congressmen and the LCE’s are having chances of reading the artcles in abrenian.com. I hope they will give a little bit of their time to just read or have glance on what is being written in this site so that they will be aware of the clamor of the abrenios. How could this be possible because i guess they just evade this site for them not to know what they should know.
Lavander and for everyone’s information.
I’ve written a blog about CHITS (Community Health Information Tracking System) back in 2009. check it out here http://ericbringas.blogspot.com/2009/08/52-open-source-project-for-health.html I was thinking of a Nationwide Health Information Network when I wrote this but it could well be applicable to Abra.
Since then things have changed dramatically, when it comes to available technology. My original idea was to purchase servers to power every CHIT locations but with the development of Cloud-Based computing, it is no longer necessary to have a physical server. For one, maintenance and scalability of a traditional computer network will be very expensive not to mention contrainst about electricity on far flung locations.
Instead, the idea is now to host all these server via the Amazon Cloud. It’s cheaper, scalable and it’s located in a secure location in the U.S.
My idea was read by Dr. Tuason who for sometime now, has been pushing for the TMC. His idea was to establish Triaging Centers (Rural Centers) strategically located around the province as an emergency response center who will handle medical emergencies such as what has happened in Tineg.
That brings us to the idea that combining the CHITS information System (as it’s primary communications system) and TMC’s Medical team to attend medical needs is such a powerfull combination that can save lives and expand Medical Services to far remote areas of the Province.
That’s CHITS-TMC in a nutshell…
Haan da ka kabain dagitoy allies mo takit isu agtulyuloy da agpatay
As I am reading all your post with detailed information on how to save an injured person, it’s really very realistic and if only the Leaders( Government Officials from Up-down) this project is not hard to realize. First of all every Municipalities has their Rural Health Units which is mostly manned by a Nurse in the absence of a Doctor because as we all know that most municipalities in Abra has no Public Health Physicians and we also have Midwives, and in every barangay, there is what they call the Barangay Health Stations(BHS) which is being taken cared by a Midwives and the Barangay Health Workers(BHW’s) to help them identify the needs of the people in the community.I think If these personnel are given proper and enough training on how to run this proposed projects(TMC and CHIT)and be provided with the necessary equipments needed to save life then it would be of great help. This only happens if the concern leaders are being supportive to our goal- the easiest way to save life in far flung areas of Abra. Another is they should prioritized the construction of an ALL WEATHER ROADS in far flung areas so that transportation is always available at all times to transport not only ill person but also commodities that will help us improve our lifestyle.Sir, It was my ambition to become a doctor in order to serve the needy people and save life with the best that i can but unfortunately i was not able to make it because of financial problem that is why i am very much interested about your project proposals. How i wish this will be realized.
REPLY TO LAVANDER POSTING OF DEC, 9, 2012:There are thre
There are items in the Article that requires clarification.
Items will be individually itemized so its easier to provide solution to the problem.
THE DEPT. OF HEALTH PROVIDE EACH COMMUNITY THE FOLLOWING…
1. RURAL HEALTH UNIT (RHU) IS MANNED BY 1-NURSE AND 1-PHYSICIAN IF available, if not availailable, a midwife will do.
If the CHIT and TMC system if Delivery od Medical Health Care for the entire province is approved, few changes shall be made…
…>Under CHIT and TMC system…
…>Each TMC must have 1-Physician and 1-Nurse, both qualified IN EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE.
this is mandatory requiremnet.
2. BARANGAY HEALTH STATION (BHS)is manned by MIDWIFE and Barangay Health Workers (BHW)
these prople who identifies the needs of the local people like… vaccinations, milk
formula for infants and baby certificate at birth.
To be continued:..
CORRECTION on previous posting:
If the CHIT and TMC system OF delivery OF Medical Health Care….
ADDEDUM TO LAVANDER POSTING:..
RE your ambition of becoming doctor but deterred by finacial difficulty…such predicament
could be resolved…in this way.
In 2005, my last visit to Bangued, I had a conversation with Cong. Chito. He mentioned
about his ‘Scholarship program’ for the people of the province of Abra.
I don’t know who handles this program after his death but it you are Bangued, Inquiere
about it… if the program is active, please apply for it, a chance you can’t afford to
miss!!! If the program does not include ‘Medicine’ then apply for ‘NURSING’.
After 2 years you would have obtained Bachelors degree as Registered Nurse! Then apply
for training in the STATES…therafter, many good things will come your way.
P.S. If you have a chance of knowing the Administrator of the Provincial Hospital
and his email address send it via Abrenian.com.
I want to contact him to find out if he /she received the surgical instruments and new 2-
EKG-heart tracing machines ever reached him from Gov. Takit.
Your last posting includes…
1. Construction of roads to reach far-flung communitties of Abra…to
2. Transport ill-patient and commmodities to Bangued.
The road building of the province of Abra begun during the early American Occupation of the Philippines.
In Bangued, the road extends from Bangued…>Tayum …>Langaguilang…>Dolores…> San Juan…road ends here. ..>Alaoa…Lanec…>Tineg (Northern most community of Abra).
Another route to the Northern Abra…from Bangued… via…> Calaba…>LaPaz…>Lagayan road ends here. …>Caganayan…>Naglibacan…>Anayan(northern most community of Abra).
To be continued:..
Lavander, will you please name some commodities you want transported from far-away
communities to the next town (towards Bangued).
(EXAMPLE) TINEG….>ALAOA ….>SAN JUAN (Road available to Bangued).
Kababayans, road construction is expensive (Abra is not rich province). Previous
Administrations never thought about road construction in this region… very mountainous,
rugged and must construct two bridges along the road from the community of TINEG…over
the TINEG RIVER and the BINONGAN RIVER to the community of ALAOA.
In the building of ‘two-way’ road, Engineers/ workers have to ‘deface’ the mountainsides,
cutting trees and bulldoze-grade the mountain…resulting to dirt/soil washed down by
heavy rain finally causing ‘siltation’ of the RIVERS TINEG and BINONGAN!!! and
destroying ‘water-shed’ in his region.
TO be continued:..
KABABAYANS…please allow me to tell you what I know about road construction…. as I saw it when I accompanied my brother Moises in his ‘logging’ activities… which included road
building to the area of the trees and transport ‘cut logs’ via the newly built road.
1. First, he surveys the terrain, which side of the mountain gives the easiest access to the trees and requiring less work. They (Loggers were working against time, amount of work
done. You see friends, bro Moises paid his workers by the hour.
2. FOLKS, let us build a road from San Juan…to …>ALAOA…>crossing Binongan River and
another river to cross the Tineg River before entering the municipality of…> TINEG.
3. The building of two-way roads, for public conveyances entails the following:..
> Cutting of trees.
> Bulldozing and grading of the projected road, 20 ft wide for 2-way thoroughfare.
> Asphalt the surface road for the user’s convenience and to increase longetivity of the road.
I can see how expensive road building could be… and the ecological changes in the surrounding areas it can produce. The soil/dirt from bulldozing/grading and saw-dust is washed down during heavy rain contribute to the ‘pollution’ and ‘siltation’ of the TINEG RIVER.
FRIENDS, I thought we want TINEG RIVER ‘polluton free’. For obvious reasons…to
preserve the ‘Life Cycle of the fish Ludong’. To make the water-ways down stream ‘pollution-free’ so as the people by the river can make it for household use, irrigation of farm-fields, humans, animals, cattle, carabao, swim and drink, etc.
To the people of ALAOA and VICINITY what do you wish to transport (commodities as mentioned by Lavander or produce, merchandise) from your place to San Juan?
To be continued:..
Mountain Province, Ifugao and Benguet baranggay roads are far better now than before. They actually opened and connected their road to Tabuk-Apayao. If they did it there why not in Tineg, Abra too?..
Lets face it, there are roads to success….and Tineg needs that road to success…We want Tineg the way it is but does not mean it should be…