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Abra’s “New” Provincial Hospital remains close

We are revisiting the status of the new hospital being built by the Provincial Government of Abra. You may recall more than a year ago, the new hospital which is worth millions of pesos (through a bank loan) to built, suffered some structural damage due to rains. There was a big uproar by Abrenians around the world why such a very expensive building would suffer damage from just a slight of rain?  Abrenians also questioned the alleged contractor Glen Eduarte, the current Tayum Mayor.

Governor Takit Bersamin responded through a news releases by PIA: Abra gov assures soundness of new hospital building

He gave his assurance that investigation is going to be conducted within their level because he is for good governance and transparency. He also appealed for the people not take verbal reports ‘because the damage has to be investigated to determine who is at fault and we have to consider many factors surrounding the circumstances.’

“I would like to tell everyone that I am determined to fix everything because I want to finish the project despite what happened. We need this new hospital very badly because as of now, our old hospital can no longer accommodate our sick patients,” he announced.

This news was in August 2011. That’s was more than a year ago. Abrenians are now wondering what has happen to his investigation. When will this hospital going to open? When will it benefit Abrenians who urgently need healthcare? We visited the new hospital and this is what we saw – an idle piece of building, a waste of taxpayers’ money! (abrenian.com photos)

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171 thoughts on “Abra’s “New” Provincial Hospital remains close

  1. napintas met t ruar na, kasanu ngata j uneg na? dagitay koma dadakkel nga kompanya/kontraktor haan nga taga abra, naalas ngamin quality ti trabaho dagiti contractors d2y ayan tayo. Sinno aya j usto nga kontraktor na apo? Masapul sagoten na panakasimpa t defective parts na

    Posted by sipul | February 26, 2013, 12:20 am
  2. It looks nice on the outside – it would be nice to see it functioning soon – no one could go inside?

    Posted by thesargeantswife | February 26, 2013, 12:32 am
  3. Abra’s hospital money is gone and will forever remain a mystery amongst us, the present mayor of tayum who was then the contractor pocketed at least half if the supposed funds. Now are we ready for another corruption for the next three years?

    Posted by Cqb | February 26, 2013, 6:07 am
  4. baka daras marpog data…..

    Posted by MS. X | February 26, 2013, 10:22 am
  5. I hope everybody will do their part in maintaining this hospital.
    Cleanliness must be maintained at all times.
    Visitors should be limited for a couple of hours a day, a maximum number of visitors at a time. But one should be allowed at all times to be with the patient.
    Emergency basic medicines/equipment must be available at all times.
    Its good to have all the equipments like cat scan, etc…but what is needed most are the basic equipments and basic emergency medines.
    The staff in all departments must do their job based on their job descriptions.
    This is the hospital of all abrenian and every everyone is entitled to get the best medical care the hospital can offer. Patients must understand that they have resposibility too.
    The staff are obliged to give the best medical care equally to all patients. Hospital staff are public servants but they need to begiven due respect as they are too, to the patients/relatives.
    These are just a few suggestions i am making today.
    I hope medical practioners outside Abra will vist the hospital and share their expertise to improve treatment of patients.

    Posted by justanabrenian | February 26, 2013, 1:04 pm
  6. Anya kayon aya!!!! Aglukat to deta into no ngangani eleksyo ta nayon ti pogi points ti Provincial Executives. agsaran to met la no malpas botos ha ha ha ha

    Posted by TAGA_BAKIR | February 26, 2013, 4:14 pm
  7. Apay han palang nga naglukat ket agbuot ta pinta na… Observe po… Hahahaha….

    Posted by SistEraKaSbEkiAkeTcH | February 26, 2013, 7:11 pm
  8. The hospital that gov takie has loaned from the ibank is fast becoming a white elephant. It looks nice from the outside but have you seen the inside. To tell you, it has no facilities inside. Takit loaned again millions of pesos for the equipments. But where is it now? The money must already be in the pocket of ruby. Everybody should know that 50 millionworthh of equipments was given by doh to the hospital. If this is so where did take it put the money he loaned for that purpose? So many questions are to be answered by take it, ruby and dr gaza. Dr gaza was dragged into ths mess. What a shame. But anyway, he is already super rich because of this. Speaking of richness, take it and ruby are already very rich. Where did their money come from? Remember takit before becoming gov was a mere employee of a sheriffs office in the usa. During that time he and his wife could not even afford a vacation in the philippines. But look at them now, they travel anytime they like and even bought two houses in america worth 1 million dollars each. So these are where the loans he made for the hospital went.

    Posted by mario bang | February 26, 2013, 10:54 pm
    • agree it has been a long time that had been built but nt a single abrenian benefited it hope it wld nt relatives of madam x wl be the first patient.

      Posted by eric shawn | February 27, 2013, 3:47 am
    • I think I read this before already.Rehash?

      Posted by meoff | February 27, 2013, 6:18 am
    • this is bad if that’s true! COA? what are they doing?

      Posted by carmeita E. Oml | March 2, 2013, 6:14 am
      • Madam c, yes it is true. The money loaned to finance the construction of the new aph is in the amount of 210 million. Sad to say that the worth of the building is not that big. 40% of the money loaned was pocketed by the people in government,that including the governor. To my mind this is where the two houses in north hollywood worth 1 million each came from. With the exchange rate at 42 oesos to a dollar, 2 million dollars would be 84 million pesos. Take the 40% from 210 million and that would be 884 million. Wow what a coincidence. And there are ither projects loaned from the banks, that would explain his house in ayala alabang where the minimum price of a house is 50 million pesos.
        I voted for him in 2007 in the hope that he would change the image of abra that including the health cars system of the province. But to my dismay the health cars system declined esoecially the abra provincial hospital. During the term of gov valera, the hspital was under the leadership of dra puruganan, who is incidentally the sister-in-law of the present caretaker of the aoh, dr gaza. Then the hospital was very clean, why? Beacause dra vicky was hands on in the cleanliness and management of the hospital. She had a free hand and had the support of the governor. But this time, dr gaza ia not free to implement whatever he would like to implement because if the meddling od “dra” ruby masamang bulsamin. Maybe dr gaza had the right intensions but could not resist the temptation of ruby. As they say, if you can’t beat them, join them.

        Posted by mario bang | March 3, 2013, 2:11 am
      • y nt take the initiative like wht u did to abreco

        Posted by eric shawn | March 8, 2013, 7:39 am
      • ms omli you had investigated abreco using tha state of the art, why not investigate the new APH also.

        Posted by eric shawn | March 9, 2013, 4:48 am
    • Excuse me Mario Bang may maysa la ti balay da diay Amerika and they deserve to own one because they worked hard for it. Where on earth did you learn that? Imbento!

      Posted by Marisol | March 12, 2013, 8:15 am
    • Mere Sheriffs? ammom Mario Bang no sherriff ka napintas ti benefits mo ken napintas pension mo. Lalaengem ketdin.

      Posted by Marisol | March 12, 2013, 8:29 am
  9. For the sake of transparency and alleged good governance, may the spokesperson of the governor be kind enough to enlighten us voters why our new hospital still inoperable. And what’s the latest development of the investigation being conducted in lieu of the alleged corruption? Who do you think were the party or parties involved, the contractor, governor’s office, or the COA? We need some clarifications otherwise our votes may be in peril again.

    Posted by akong | February 27, 2013, 5:21 pm
    • I don’t think an investigation is being conducted. Do you believe that takit would investigate. He could not investigate himself, that would be self incrematory. He could not investigate glen eduarte because he is his son-in-law. Who should investigate?
      We have the ccagg headed by ma’am pura sumangil, but are they capable? Sorry to say this but even ccagg is being corrupted by this swell head takit. Just like the case of abreco, ccagg is lame, engaging in clase door meetings. Has ccagg publicized any result of these secret meetings? None!
      If at all we want to know the truth we have to change takit and let the person who will replace him do the fact finding

      Posted by mario bang | February 27, 2013, 8:21 pm
    • Daldal kayo la nga daldal. Dikayo ket ikararag ta bareng malukatanen ti mabiit. Mano nga dekada ti naglabasen, tatta la nga tiempo nga adda Gobernador nga nakapanunot nga mangipatakder ti hospital nga baro. Dagitay naglabas nga governadores, nakabakbaknang dan, awan a pulos imparaman da. Tatta ta adda gobernador nga mangiparabur ti bassit, adu man ti makuna yon. Sikayo man ti aggobernador ta kitaen tayo ti laing yo!

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 7, 2013, 9:18 am
  10. kailian anusan tayo pay laeng diay dati agkurang pay diay kinnan da nga kuarta… agpanonot da pay sabali nga pagkuartaan bago ilokat for the poor taxpayer….

    Posted by when d price is ryt.... alaek | February 27, 2013, 11:51 pm
    • inusar da la coma ta ginastos da nga nagpatakder ti ospital ken gymnasium nga magpasimpa ti upisna ti office of provincial agriculture ken OPVET ta marpoogen jay upisina bassit la a gingined kaasi met pay ti empleado da apo. isu met makitak kanayon da agistambay jay ruar ta dalikado ti uneg na. Ken pinagpatakder da coma pay ti provincial nursery tapno haan da nga gumatgatangen ti agkakangina nga seedlings isu pay nga pagporsientuan da.

      Posted by arnelli | March 1, 2013, 1:29 am
    • Nakita yo dagitay nagatang nga new equiptment ten apo? NO saan pay apan yo kitaen sakbay kay nga ag ngiaw ngiaw.

      Posted by tagaLagangilang | March 6, 2013, 10:18 am
  11. KABABAYANS and FRIENDS:…

    WE, overseas ABRENIANS wishes to give our ‘heartfelt’ thanks to the people who took pictures of the New Hospital and to SYSOP for posting them (pictures) in the A.com Website.

    There are many comments (19 responses) made on the NEW HOSPITAL .

    In a Democratic form of Government, Presidential form like the USA or Parliamentary form of UK… there are two opposing parties. Check and balances are debated before an issue is settled.

    In the USA… Democrats against Republicans. In the Philippines… Natinonalista against Liberal.

    It was during this critical time the question of the contractor of the Hospital goes to…. contractor from outside the province or local talent contractor. Decision reached by argument won on the debate by the two opposing parties.

    The above comment was aired by a mr. SIPUL.

    Comment from Mr. Sargeant Swife;.. the front view of the Hosp. is nice but he wants to see the inside…”no one could go inside the building’ he said.

    Sir, the hospital is the people’s own, any one can go inside.

    THE ONLY TIME THE PUBLIC IS NOT ALLOWED IN THE VICINITY OF CONSTRUCTION IS WHEN CONSTRUCTION IS IN PROGRESS…TO PREVENT INJURY TO THE PUBLIC.

    To be continued:..

    Posted by ' | March 1, 2013, 7:46 am
    • This is a lie. We have seen a lot if pictures inside the hospital taken by the surgical team from abroad. Beautiful beds and equipments. They were posted on facebook. Of course, it is normal that they won’t allow anybody just to get in. You need to get permission for security purposes. Is this hard to understand?

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 7, 2013, 9:25 am
      • Riingnoster, inka kitaen man diay OR na adda lababo na sakanto ibaga pictures are worth a thousand words. Daytoy nga hospital is long overdue. It’s been 5 years in the making and until now AWAN pay as in NADA. Tetta adda man e-coli nan. NakiDiablis ket nga takeIT puruganansia bulsamin daytoy. Saludsod, where is the 700+ million nga utang ti probinsya? Yanna diay transparency nga kunana idi 2007.

        Posted by TB alias Totoy Bibo | March 8, 2013, 2:39 pm
        • Well, ket dimet pay la nalpas. Urayen yo nga malpas sakayto ag comment. Isu ti gapu na nga saan pay la nga maluktan ta no once nga linuktan dan dan, saan da nga maiserra for a major repairen. Minor repairs to la ti mabalin da nga aramidenebpn.. Another thing, ta comment dita ngato ket ibaga da nga, only the outside looks good but no facilities and equipments inside. Tatta ta adda makita OR, kunayo manen. Ana ti sumaruno?. You better observe and stop those crazy accusations. For me, I am happy nga adda maiparabor kadatao uray no bassit laeng aglalo no maipanggep ti hospital..

          Posted by Ringnoster | March 10, 2013, 4:53 pm
        • Exaggerated ka TB anya nga 5 years in the making nga sasakwem?

          Posted by OmLiPotent | March 12, 2013, 7:18 am
        • TB annia ka ketdin aya Totoy ti la mapanpadagan ta dilam este ta ramay mo. Dika man agin agin dita ta apal mo laeng nga dimo nga mai peksa. Ala inkay ngad ibutos dagitay Juvenile Politicians nga kuna ni RD/PD tapno agbalin nga moro moro ti Abra. kasta ti kayat yo nga leaders yo? awan pulos panag bain da ken manang riribok ti ammo da? Uray nangato nga agtuturay awan ti ik ikkan da anyan to la ngarud kadagitay simple and ordinary citizen nen? Urayen ita ta napapudot da dagitay adda diay Campo. Wenno style da laeng ta ammo da nga awan chance dan. Agriing kayon Apo! Ni la koma Apo Diyos ti mangsilaw ta pan panunot yon.

          Posted by Go | March 12, 2013, 7:59 am
      • ania ti equipments nga napicturean? puro beds met diay makita. awan met equipments? manginagan ka man ringnoster no ania nga equipment ti adda yan ti pictures.

        Posted by maganda | March 12, 2013, 4:28 pm
  12. When ABRECO was in crisis, a gang of highly partisan individuals, obsessively attacked its GM and BOD. They even attacked the dead who unfortunately, can no longer defend himself. Recently, Abrenian.com and Simple Laeng Lakay, published several photos of the much damage Abra Provincial Hospital. Some said the cost to built this hospital is in the 9 figures. Some called it a white elephant, some say it is a Ghostpital. Up to now, the hospital is not operational. Now, this group of dishonest individuals, suddenly became deaf, mute, and blind. Not a single person from this group came forward and say a word about the hospital. Their vigor and vitality suddenly waned.
    Awan nakita da they remain deaf , blind or cannot say anything because their trying to defend the so called BOSS!

    ..

    Posted by Efren Agcaoili | March 1, 2013, 8:57 am
    • Efren, I have maintained my stand about the hospital. I am not dishonest as you say. I have not become deaf or blind. What am I to see that you are saying? About the hospital? Have you seen the hospital yourself? Its been years since construction began it has not been used. Why? So many alibis has been given by the gov, but are these alibi true? If you have read my posts you will see my stand. I am not defending any boss as you say. I am telling the truth so the people will know.

      Posted by mario bang | March 2, 2013, 9:03 pm
    • umuna amin Efren Agcoili the fate of ABRECO was decided by Sec.of DOE Sec.Petilla, nalaing kayo unay ag assume show proofs pay met ah ngumanakngakan ka. Dagiti mayat agdamag panggep ti Aph should step forward and ask siwawaya ta probinsya mangsungbat kanyayo. APH will open April ag attendar ka tapno sika mismo mangibaga nu kasano kapintas ta uneg na pati ta equipments na apo Efren. Nyan to manen ngatan ti maisaruno nga issue?

      Posted by Abra2013 | March 4, 2013, 12:06 am
    • I read a lot of responses regarding your APH issues on Facebook Agcaoili. You might want to go back and read them. It could be you that is playing blind because you don’t want to read their responses. They even posted pictures of the modern rooms, equipments and beds inside the hospital!!!!!

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 7, 2013, 9:37 am
  13. Efren, human nature sa no kaddua da ti nagbasol. I have a question? Is the hospital name changed? If so, why is that? Kasla met airport, why was it changed from MIA to NAIA? Just my gentle opinion: dagitoy koma ket public ti mang decision ta kuarta met ti publiko ti maus-usar. Malagip ko man diay ili kon nga Lagangilang…all street of Lagangilang were named after all Mayors of Lagangilang. There are 3-Omli Mayors in the past ngem uray maysa awan ti makitan nga OMLI Road wenno OMLI Street. First name la ni Lilong ko nga Cagaid? Why is that? Masapul da ngata pay nga ag file nak ti Resolution? I am never stopping to question this issue until I see changes made. Pati dagitoy nga banag ket they are corrupting it. What a shame!

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | March 1, 2013, 7:44 pm
  14. MY REPLY TO MS. CARMELITA OMLI posting of MAR. 1, 20113:…

    Carmelita, the HOT TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION AT THE TIME JULY 2012 WAS…. “THE DELIVERY OF MEDICAL CARE TO THE ENTIRE RUGGED-INACCESSIBLE TERRAIN OF THE PROVINCE OF ABRA”.

    My proposal at the time was the placement of TRIAGE MEDICAL CLINIC (TMC) in each of the 27 municipalities of the province.

    The TMC is complemented by CHIT (Community Health Informtion Transfer via wireless system) proposed by Engineeer ERIC BRINGAS .

    Allow me to explain the entire concept…the CHIT and TMC.

    Each TMC is manned by one physician, one nurse, secretary., Mid-wife if available.
    Both physician and Nurse are highly trained on Emergency procedures.

    The CHIT system of Engr. Briingas is the placement of the following electrocic gaggets in each TMC.
    One of each… computer ( lap-top or pc with Tower), android or smartphone, cell-phone).

    On a regular days… the Secretary does the record keeping of the Medical History of the Community by entering informations on the Computer… vaccinations, births, deaths, who got sick and the dignosis attended by the Doctor or Nurse. Note: paper work is done away and the Recording via the Computer takes over.

    To be continued:..

    Posted by ' | March 2, 2013, 5:51 am
    • CONTINUM:…

      For people to better understand the entire concept of the ‘DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE SYSTEM’, I, Dr. Tuason has created and simplified way >>> a SCRIPTED MAKE-BELIEVE SCENARIO, imploying both CHIT and TMC.

      CHIT …shall be discussed by ENGR. ERIC BRINGAS.

      TMC… my part.. DR. LEO TUASON.
      >>>A short story how TMC started…IN 1963, I came home to the PHIL. AFTER MY US SURGICAL TRAINING. Bangued was not ready for me, THE PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL was not equipped surgically for my advanced training.. so I went to the CITY OF BAGUIO where I put up my practice, and became a SURGICAL CONSULTANT TO THE BAGUIO GENERAL HOSPITAL.

      It was in the same year that the province of ABRA held its meeting of the incumbent 1963 ADMINISTRATION….headed by CONG. LUCAS ‘CASING’ PAREDES, GOV. ATTY. JOSE ‘PEPITO’ VALERA, BANGUED MAYOR BEATO ALBERTO, PROVINCIAL HEALTH PHYSICIAN DR. PEPE PURUGGANAN , PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER DR. GASPAR BAULA, PROVINCIAL ENGR. LEO BERNADEZ…. and many more .

      I brought with me to the Abrenian Party my design of the TMC drawn by an ARCHITECT I hired.
      I showed to Manong Casing, and the rest of the guys present the TMC design and presented my concept of Delivery Medical Health Care of the Province.

      I was surprised to learned that most of the incumbent officials present in the Party approved of the GOVERNORSHIP position for me against the opposition Party of COL. CARMELO BARBERO for Congressman and DR . PATRONILO SEARES for Governor both determined contenders endorsed by Pres. MARCOS.

      To be continued:..

      NEXT:: Dr. TUASON did not accept the Governship and returned to America to search for his destiny.

      Posted by ' | March 3, 2013, 6:06 am
      • CONTINUM:…

        Before I go further…. I want to clarify something for Carmelita

        During the discussion of SYSTEM of the “DELIVERY OF HEALTH CARE OF THE PROVINCE”….. The presentation of trhe SCRIPTED MAKE-BELIEVE SCENARIO” Dr. Leo created two importrant locations of communications,they are…

        1. TRIAGE MEDICAL CLINIC (TMC) located in each municipality.

        2. ABRA PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL (APH) … at this point I proposed “ABRA MEDICAL MEMORIAL CENTER”
        >>>AMMC I consider as the place where final treament and disposition of patient. The person in-charged in the AMMC is a Physician in communication with the physician in each TMC.

        Carmelita, when the SYSTEM was being proposed, Abrenians SUGGESTED that the APH must be named in HONOR of Don Quintin Paredes or perhaps named after “SILANG”.

        Naming the Hospital Paredes or Silang only memorialized one person… But my proposal is AMMC memorializing people who are for the betterment of the entire province… like Dr. Gaspar Baula , Dr Victor Bobila, Dr. Patronilio Seares , Dr. Luis F. Bersamin,Sr. who were physicians in the province… These were Abrenians worthy of being Memorilized. These were people of the past.

        But how about people of the present… can they be memorized . .your guess is as good as mine!!!

        Posted by ' | March 7, 2013, 5:55 pm
  15. I think you can address your excellent proposal directly to the Department of Health thru the head of our provincial hospital for their prompt deliberation and funding. If they ignore it for reasons of which they themselves were used to it, maybe you could try the governor or congresswoman to prioritize this as their urgent project because it’s really very important in saving precious life. However doc try to salivate this: not all human being is gifted to have a kind and helpful heart like you. They don’t care others’ immediate needs because selfishness or greed is their nature where they are ever ready only of doing what’s good for themselves and their close relatives or friends. Therefore, as your last resort, you could try Ms. Pura Sumangil, the head of an NGO for human rights, good governance, etc. to fight or convince the heads of the different possible sources of funds needed for the realization of your good intention, doctor.
    Thanks for your unending concerns for your beloved province.

    Posted by akong | March 2, 2013, 9:43 am
    • OR, you could try Ms. C. Omli for her humanitarian pet project. She could save Abreco but why not the lives of Abrenians which is more important than anything else in life?
      Good luck!

      Posted by akong | March 2, 2013, 9:53 am
  16. dandanin apo! nia kay ketdin aya! ag tenk yo kayto kadagitay taga Tayum no makita yo! surprise!

    Posted by DolorES | March 2, 2013, 11:12 am
  17. Aphcares. You are saying that aph is exceeding by a hundred percent in oatients. This is what I can say to you. Do you know why the hospital is as you say exceeding its limit in bed capacity? I think the oroblem is not really the bulk of oatients but rather the number of admissons exceed that of discharges. Why? Matagal gumaling ang oasyente kaya naiipon ang pasyente. Why? It is because of the filthy condition of the hospital. Instead of getting well, the patients get worse because of the dirtiness of the surroundings of the hospital. Instead of patients stay in the hospital for only 2 to 3 days they stay for one week, that answers your claim that the hosital is exceeding its bed capacity. I don’t blame the doctors but the administrators.
    One more point, we’ve noticed that most nurses appointed by takit are from penaruby oh oenarubia. Surpassing their seniors in being placed as permanent. Why from oenarubia? Penaruby nga hahahahahaha

    Posted by mario bang | March 3, 2013, 2:33 am
  18. In post ditoy ni Madame Beth Hagedorn (never heard of her), diay post ko didiay Abrenian.com maypanggep the APH. Kalaksidan ken Taga Pallakiw, dagitoy nayawawan nga 4 wenno lima nga nag comento ket haan da met sinungbatan diay commentok. Bulbullagaw da met amin. Awan met nasayaat nga sungbat da, apay ngata? Dagitay leaders da ket BULSEK, UMEL, TULPAK da met amin no panggep ti ospital ngem no abreco awan tay duma da ti nadanuman nga tukak lol.

    Posted by Efren Agcaoili | March 3, 2013, 8:29 pm
    • Efren you are in the wrong thread. Have you read my posts in the previous topics about abreco? We are talking here about aph not abreco. Di mo ata alam ibig sabihin ng thread. Kung ano yong topic yon ang pag usaoan. If you want you could go back to the previous topics about abreco and you will see our posts including eric sheawn and madam c. We are not blind or deaf, we only know the meaning of the thread. If you still do not understand look for the meaning of thread or ask an it expert.

      Posted by mario bang | March 3, 2013, 10:28 pm
    • Baka no sika ti Tulpak ken Bulsek ta naka adadun nga sungbat ti tattao about the hospital ngem dimo met mapan basaen. Pakasiksikoram aya ken ni Hagedorn ket kasla met la kenka nga kayat da ti ag post. Agsarming kay man ketdi ta makita yo no sinno kayo.

      Posted by iLoveJapan | March 10, 2013, 9:57 am
      • Anya ket ti apal mon aya taga Pallakiw kadagita frends ni Takiten. Sychopants man ken saan, dakes nga apal dayta adda kenkan. Sika ket nagadun sa met friends mo nga nangtallikud kenkan. Nagadu met ti nakarirririmon taga Pallakiw. Change your style my friend.

        Posted by Ringnoster | March 11, 2013, 7:58 am
  19. COMPARING THE NEW AND OLD ABRA PROVINCIAL HOSPITALS…

    I can not help but try to visualize the differences between the NEW and OLD APH.

    >>>>>>>>>>NEW HOSPITAL ……………………………… …….. OLD HOSPITAL

    1. Location… (3 KM from Bangued ) Both in barangay CALABA ( 1 KM away from Bangued)

    2. Area Occupied… (???) …. SITE lot 13,038 square meters

    3. BUILT DURING THE GOVERNOSHIP OF:
    Gov. TAKIT P. BERSAMIN Gov. Dr. LUIS F. BERSAMIN, SR.

    4. Contractor:…
    Mayor Placido ‘Glen’ Eduarte, Jr. Meno Tuason…Educated Manila Trade
    Sch. on building construction.
    5. Building Cost….
    (???) Post WW II … no banks to get loans !!!

    To be continued:…

    Posted by ' | March 4, 2013, 5:43 am
  20. Pics of the inside of the hospital have been posted – it looks complete, and soon-to-open! Let’s be positive – for the benefit of all Abrenians.

    Posted by thesargeantswife | March 4, 2013, 6:33 pm
    • SARGEANTS WIFE posting on Mar. 4:…

      Thank you for the info you gave us-…Overseas Abrenians and the beautiful photo that came along with the
      comment.

      It’s the first time a poster is accompanied with a photo. i would venture to make an honest guess that perhaps
      you maybe one of the many over – flowing applicant NURSES for the NEW HOSP.

      Will you please include an outside photo of the EMERGENCY ROOM ENTRANCE, location in relation to the whole building. Thank you.

      Ms. Sargeants Wife, i have great interest as to the location of the emergency room and its ENTRANCE. You see, i have seen many hospitals here in the US and have drawn a conclusion as to what hospital makes the best “functional unit”.

      CONSIDER THE FACT THAT the different DEPARTMENTS must be strategically located in the HOSP to function efficiently.

      The different Departments are….

      1. EMERGENCY ROOM DEPT.
      2. SURGERY ROOM DEPT.
      3. DIAGNOSTIC DEPT> >>X-RAY, MRI, ULTRA SOUND, CAT SCAN
      4. ADMINISTRATIVE DEPT. >>>INCLUDING RECORD DEPT.
      5. OBSTETRIC- GYNECOLOGICAL FLOOR
      6. SURGERY>>> MALE and FEMALE SECTION
      7. MEDICAL>>>> MALE and FEMALE SECTION
      8. PATIENT’S FAMILY WAITING ROOM.
      9. PRIVATE PATIENTS ROOMS… these are patients covered by insurances AND people who can afford TO PAY from private funds.

      IF YOU’RE A NURSE. your knowledge of HOSPITALS, perhaps you can me on this.

      Dr. Tuason.

      Posted by ' | March 5, 2013, 5:29 am
  21. @Dr. – no, indeed I am not a nurse (a noble profession, nonetheless). If you have access to Facebook – the pics released are posted there, although not as complete as your aforementioned comments. Perhaps, you can request more pics – with your specifications – on any of the discussion threads there. Positivity always – go Abrenians!

    Posted by Ivie Dulimaman Coryaen | March 5, 2013, 7:34 am
    • MY REPLY TO IVIE D.CORVAEN posting on Mar. 5:,,,

      Do i understand that IVIE and SARGENTS WIFE are the same person,,, My thanks to Carmiita for the info.

      Now then, previously I reqested for more picture of the New Hospital….. unfortunately, I do not have access to the

      Facebook where the pictures are claimed to have been released to. But the A.com Open Forum would be an

      ideal place to present other pictures of the hospital for Abrenians to see.

      For those who wishes to share with the rest of our Kababayans photos of the New Hospital, we thank you.

      Dr. Leo.

      Posted by ' | March 6, 2013, 5:02 am
      • Hi Dr. Leo – yes, I’ve changed my gravatar to reflect my real name. Unfortunately, the pics are not mine – and I would have to ask for permission to post them here. However, in the interest of fairness, perhaps – they can be provided by someone who is not partisan – as I fear, I may be regarded as such when it comes to this topic. Much regards all!

        Posted by Ivie Dulimaman Coryaen | March 6, 2013, 2:14 pm
      • All along I thought she despise people with aliases.

        Posted by Mariano de Cobcoboot | March 10, 2013, 6:12 pm
        • I say he he he for you Mario de Cobcoboot

          Posted by tagapallakiw | March 10, 2013, 6:19 pm
        • Actually, I have always stated that I do not mind people using aliases. FYI – it’s a world wide web Gravatar that shows up when I input my email anywhere on the web. I have always had my face attached to it – so you always know who I am. TheSargeantsWife is my moniker attached to a blog. I have since changed it to my name. Now – why are you singling me out when the topic is the hospital?

          Posted by Ivie Dulimaman Coryaen | March 10, 2013, 6:26 pm
  22. No…no.. we can not open or use the new hospital until the alleged investigation of its damage caused by slight rain will be fully certified that it’s now safe to use by any abrenians regardless of their political affiliation . There should be a guarantee from the certifying individuals/body/team that they will be liable for prosecution when it will be damaged again by “arbis”. Were they able to determine that structural damage occurred because of inferior standard classification of building materials were used but their costs as reported to their financial report says otherwise or will not jibe? If not, what was the cause then? Is it a sign of bad karma or warning that the hospital is not really safe to use because it is built with rumored corruption? Please enlighten us…..thank you….

    Posted by bonifacio III | March 5, 2013, 12:24 pm
  23. Umuna unay agpadespensarak ta haan kayo nasungbatan nga insigida. Napanak ngamin Cebu nangged. Nangnangrunaak nga agpadesmensar ken Mr. Rolando Bobila ken Ms. Beth Hagedorn. Pudno met ti uyong da. Kalikaguman pay ni Mr. Bobila nga ikabil ko kan retratok. Mr. Bobila apay nalipatan mon nga sika ket Clint Eastwood ka nga nabayag? Idi nauma ka nga Clint Eastwood nagbalin ka nga manok nga kawitan nga tarkok. Ti problema ket haan kayo met agkaruprupa. Mr. Bobila, ni nong Freddie nga amom isu ti administrador ditoy haan nga sika. Paspasurot ka laeng. Nabayag kon nga Face Book nga gayyem ni nong Freddie.

    Sika ken ni madaydayaw nga Beth Hagedorn ket haan nyo binasa nga nasayaat diay post ko. Kalikagumak nga basaen yo nga nalaing imbes nga agpalpalikaw kayo. Efren Agcaoili ti husto nga naganko ket no adda nayrana nga kanagnagan ko basol ko ngarud. Agkaywara ti Agcaoli tapno maamuan nyo. Manong Freddie despensarem ti susungbat ko ngem nauyong da unay dagitoy paspasurot mo. Bagaam man ida ta haan da unay aglastog ken nakarit ta haan nga nasayaat deta. Salamat sa inyong lahat at mabuhay ang pilipinas

    Posted by Efren Agcaoili | March 5, 2013, 3:31 pm
  24. Efren Agcaoili wala naman akong nakitang “kalastugan “sa mga sagot nila sa mga posts mo. Honestly, ikaw ang medyo confrontational at very intriguing ang mga sinasabi mo. Sabi nila malapit nang mag open ang hospital. And lets hope and pray it will open soon para makinabangan na. I saw the pictures in and out and it’s nice, the beds, the equiptment are all new. Hindi madali ang mag open ng isang establishments lalu na pag hospital kasi maraming inspections and considerations ang magaganap. Hindi po ito bahay na ordinaryo lang, this is a hospital kaya please be patient.

    Posted by Sam | March 6, 2013, 10:10 am
    • Thank you Sam. Adu ti saan nga makaawat ti dayta inpalawag mo.. Tatta ta adda inspection maipanggep ti danum, nargaay nga wall etc. adu latta ti makuna da. Anya to ket ngatan no maluktanen sadanto maduktalan ti perdi na di pay nakarkaro. Diak maawatan ti panunot ti dadduma. Damn if you do, damn if you don’t.

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 10, 2013, 8:28 pm
  25. Awan met pics jay uneg na SAM?

    Posted by SistEraKaSbEkiAkeTcH | March 6, 2013, 10:39 am
  26. Compare the hospital in Valenzuela City built for 82 mil in less than one year. Our hospital was built for over 200 mil and until now is not complete. It’s been over 5 years in the making. WHAT A JOKE?

    Posted by PUro Ganansia | March 6, 2013, 1:25 pm
  27. Idi tiempo ni vicsyd awan ti PhilHealth ngem libre ti agas ken doctor diay APH. Tetta nga adda PhilHealth, adda bayad ti agas ken doctor’n. Apay?

    Posted by PUro Ganansia | March 6, 2013, 1:48 pm
    • Simple. Awan ti mayat nga Doktor nga mapan agtrabaho diay Abra no saan da mabayadan. Ti ngamin kayat tayo ket libre met aminen. Da aya met kasta. We need to be responsible sometimes.

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 10, 2013, 8:33 pm
  28. Uray ayan mo Puro adda latta pagbaliwan na. Ti biag ket rumigat, awan libre itan.

    Posted by Airam | March 6, 2013, 2:14 pm
  29. COA has been a willing accomplice of the the provincial govt of abra and even abra lgus. the auditors are benefiting so much from the officials. they passed in audit ghost projects and ghost purchases of lgus, thats the fact, i that personnally

    Posted by ramiro | March 7, 2013, 3:57 am
    • i know that personally, the auditors are bribed by the local officials, i think you know that also. if the auditors are honest local officials will not be able to pocket peoples money

      Posted by ramiro | March 7, 2013, 4:00 am
      • you are right ramiro, if only coa auditors will do their jobs irregularities will not happen. The question is how Mayor Eduarte got the contract, he is the nephew-in-law of takit. There is a glaring conflict of interest, takit being the approving official of the contract. Now that there are defects that surfaced due to rains only. Takit will surely cover it up because he will be dragged too if an investigation of a larger scale will be done.

        Posted by abrenia | March 7, 2013, 5:46 am
        • Napanan na garud ti remaining75 million kuma nga para hospital , wenno Isu ti pag kandidato ni mayor glen against mayor Joey. Laban datoy Apo sapay kuma ta awan matAy tayum !

          Posted by Cqb | March 8, 2013, 6:16 am
  30. Gross negligence and grave misconduct should be filed against mayor Eduarte .

    Posted by Cqb | March 8, 2013, 6:19 am
    • Addan apo case nan idiay ombudsman filed non other than Mr. Joey Brillantes. Latest update on this was, an order to submit a counter affidavit was already served early this week. Glen has 10 days to answer upon receipt and include his salary grade level. Two separate cases has been served, one still pending kasi nasa fact-finding stage pay laeng. Diay dua nga na i-serve ket RA 3019 ken grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty.

      Posted by Voice of Tayum | March 8, 2013, 2:57 pm
      • anya nga negligent of duty nga ibagbaga yo ken Mayor Glen! anya ket dagitoy bulbullagawen aya! No ni Joey ti ag Mayor diay Tayum agpa surong kan amin nga taga Tayum men! Maysa met nga bua ken kakaw nga apan agbirok ti kakabagian na diay tayum ket saan met kan nga original nga brillantes diay Lolo na nga kunkuna na. Inanak kan ti brillantes ti panag tutugi sa nga naging brillantes.

        Posted by nt | March 12, 2013, 7:24 am
      • Voice Tayum nobody can defeat the Mayor of Tayum not even Joey Brillantes. Go ahead and file anything that you could think of.

        Posted by Go | March 12, 2013, 8:02 am
  31. To: Dr. Leo Tuason
    In America, you cannot totally shut down a hospital? There has to be a part supposedly open for public incases of emergencies isn’t it?

    Posted by carmelita E. Omli | March 9, 2013, 2:18 pm
    • You are perfectly right Ma’am but I doubt that you are referring to the new hospital in Bangued because it has no safe water yet to use when taking their medications. Please pardon my ignorance if I misunderstood you.

      Posted by pater | March 9, 2013, 7:06 pm
      • tHEY HAVE TO BE SANCTIONED FOR NOT RUNNING A SAFE HOSPITAL. tHEY SHOULD HAVE LEFT SOME PART OF THE HOSPITAL OPEN FOR PUBLIC INCASES OF EMERGENCIES. tHEY CANNOT JUST SHUT DOWN JUST LIKE THAT. NO BRAIN WORK? i DON;T UNDESTAND AT ALL.

        Posted by carmelita E. Omli | March 10, 2013, 12:35 am
    • MY REPLY TO CARMELITA posting on Mar. 9…

      I have not heard that the NEW HOSPITAL was opened to the public…. If I missed the ” Opening” I’m sorrry.

      Folks, Carmelita is right…. once the Hospital is opened to the public, it remains opened unless a part of it is being renovated or constuction is going on, a situation that hinders new large – size equipments (like MRI machine) being installed, a part of the Hospital has to be closed to the public. But still, there is a ‘passageway’ for normal flow of the trafic or paients to use in case of Emergency!!!

      Posted by ' | March 10, 2013, 3:47 am
      • The hospital should haved remained openned even though there was ongoing construction for renovation. One cannot just shut down totally.

        Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | March 10, 2013, 1:56 pm
        • Carmelita Omli, the new hospital hasn’t been opened yet. Do you understand? Patients are still in the old hospital. There is no renovation! It is a new building! Hellooooooooooo?????

          Posted by Ringnoster | March 10, 2013, 8:38 pm
        • Ms omli, its true the hospital has not opened yet desoite pronounvemnets from takit and dr gaza that it will openwith so amny tentative dates given. You are right that a hosoital could not be shut down entirely if a repair is being done. Only the portion up for repair will be closed or relocated as the reoair goes on. Ringnoster is right that it has not opened yet.
          By the way ringnoster is threading, either he is an employee of the capitol or an avid fan of takit whose eyes and ears are closed.
          Dr tuason is very right in his stateents regarding a good hospital. The placement of the emergency room is vital, its access to the operating room, delivery room is essential. Even the proximity of the diagnostic departments like the laboratory and radiologic rooms to the er is vital. The wards may it be charity or pay should also be placed strategically. So is the pharmacy. And mind you that we should not have charity wards anymore because most people are benefiviaries of philhealth sponsored by lgus and 4Ps. So it must be called philhealth wards.
          With regards to doctors asking for profesional fees, this I have to say. There are classifications of doctors in the hospital. There are resident physicians, consultants and visiting physicians. Resident physicIans should not charge professional fees because they are not entitled to it. They only get their salaries and their other benefits but not professional fees. They are not even allowed to admit patients at the pay ward. Only vonsultants and visting physicians are allowed to charge professional fees provided that their patients are in the pay wards otherwise they should not charge professional fees.
          What we need is a good administrator and polital will amongst our leaders for us to improve on our health care system. We do not need madam X meddling in this because she has nopersonality to meddle even if she is the wife of the governor. Let the administrator of the hosoital do their thing.
          in the mean time let us wait and see if they could open it on april again. Sabagay di naman sinabi kung anong taon. Maraming april

          Posted by mario bang | March 10, 2013, 10:05 pm
  32. Ms omli, its true the hospital has not opened yet despite pronouncements from takit and dr gaza that it will open with so amny tentative dates given. You are right that a hospital could not be shut down entirely if a repair is being done. Only the portion up for repair will be closed or relocated as the repair is going on. Ringnoster is right that it has not opened yet.
    By the way ringnoster is threading, either he is an employee of the capitol or an avid fan of takit whose eyes and ears are closed.
    Dr tuason is very right in his statements regarding a good hospital. The placement of the emergency room is vital, its access to the operating room, delivery room is essential. Even the proximity of the diagnostic departments like the laboratory and radiologic rooms to the er is vital. The wards may it be charity or pay should also be placed strategically. So is the pharmacy. And mind you that we should not have charity wards anymore because most people are beneficiaries of philhealth sponsored by lgus and 4Ps. So it must be called philhealth wards.
    With regards to doctors asking for profesional fees, this I have to say. There are classifications of doctors in the hospital. There are resident physicians, consultants and visiting physicians. Resident physicIans should not charge professional fees because they are not entitled to it. They only get their salaries and their other benefits but not professional fees. They are not even allowed to admit patients at the pay ward. Only consultants and visting physicians are allowed to charge professional fees provided that their patients are in the pay wards otherwise they should not charge professional fees.
    What we need is a good administrator and polital will amongst our leaders for us to improve on our health care system. We do not need madam X meddling in this because she has no personality to meddle even if she is the wife of the governor. Let the administrator of the hosoital do their thing.
    in the mean time let us wait and see if they could open it on april again. Sabagay di naman sinabi kung anong taon. Maraming april

    Posted by mario bang | March 10, 2013, 10:19 pm
    • Sorry I have to repost because of some corrections to the spelling. Pardon

      Posted by mario bang | March 10, 2013, 10:21 pm
    • MARIO BANG posting on Mar 10….

      Your article for most part is ok….

      Sir, may I say something about the physicians of the Hospital, you mentioned…

      1. RESIDENT PHYSICIAN… this is one step above an “INTERN” employed by the hospital receiving a minimal ‘stipent’, PLUS free a) sleeping room accumodation b) food at The hopsital cafeteria c) luandry of unifoms.

      THESE PHYSICIANS ARE NEWLY GRADUATES FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL WHO WISHES TO ADVANCE HIS MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE.

      DUTY:… He is asigned to an ATTENDING or a VISITING PHYSICIAN who is obligated to teach the INTERN OR RESIDENT as they make their daily rounds in seeing patients. They do not receive ‘fee’ for service.

      To be continued:.. Next 2. ATTENDING PHYSICIAN 3. VISITING PHYSICIAN 4. CONSULTANT

      Posted by ' | March 13, 2013, 7:39 pm
      • Sir. The plantilla positions of doctors in the hospital is as follows.
        1 medical officer 3 – these are the new and unpromoted doctors being paid by the provincial government. Slary grade 18.
        2. Medical officer 4. Salary grade 22.
        3. Medical specialists ranging from 1 to 4.

        I do not know the number of doctors occupying these positions. But I know for a fact that some supposed to be consultants or medical spevialists meaning they have finished their residency training and passed their respective boards are occupying either medical officer 3 or 4.

        Med officer 3 and 4 are not supposed to collect fee for service but because some of them are graduates of their specialties they are allowed to collect their profesional fees from patients in the pay ward.

        The key here is that only patients in the pay ward are to pay professional fees. But I was informed by some patients are being asked to pay profesional fees even if they are in the charity wards.

        The solution I suggest for these problem are the following:
        1. Update the plantilla positions for the hosital. This will create positions for the doctors who deserve to be med specialist.
        2. Implement the salary standardization law for doctors. I mean up to the 4th trance.

        Visiting physicians are doctors not employed by the province but were given permission to admit their patients in the hspital.

        To alleviate the lack of doctors in the hosital they should make the hospital an open hospital. Meaning any doctor could admit his or her oatient in the hospital. This will lessen the workload of the doctors and more income for the hspital.

        Posted by mario bang | March 13, 2013, 10:47 pm
        • MARIO BANG… on your posting of Mar 13…

          SIR, thank you for the ‘plantilla of hospital physicians’. Mario, is this how the APH runs? Does the hospital encounters problems with this arrangements.

          With this arrangement… an A.com postings in 2009 listed several anomalies, namely:

          1. P HYSICIAN CHARGING FEE FOR SERVICE.

          2. PHYSICIAN DIRECTING PATIENT TO BUY HIS/HER MEDICINES AT A PHARMACY OWNED BY THE PHYSICIAN.

          3. CONSULTANTS OVER-CHARGING.

          In the US we have the so callled “COUNTY HOSPITAL” which is the equivalent of a provincial Hospital, admits all patients… insured, paying, or indigent (poor)….based on FINANCIAL STATUS.

          The Admitting Office Department personnel determines the financial status of the patient.

          There are physicians having a private practice in town… some would like to see more patients so as to increase their income… by applying to the Hospital, submit their credentials to the Hospital Adminstrator for a privilege to admit his patients to the Hospital to treat, himself Physician-in-Charge. … these are called ” ATTENDING PHYSICIANS”. THEY ARE NOT EMPLOYED BY THE HOSPITAL OR GOVERNMENT.

          Posted by ' | March 14, 2013, 4:55 am
        • TO MARIO BANG posting on Mar. 13.

          ADDENDUM to this posting which I already commented…. SIR, I have reviewed your statements and have found few items that I needed clarifications My understanding is that the APH have physicians that are paid employees. ( salaries paid by the government).

          They are designated as…

          1. MEDICAL OFFICER 3…. they are new doctors and unpromoted (pls. explain ???)…( Salary grade 18 ???).

          2. MEDICAL OFFICER 4… (Salary grade 22 ???).

          3. MEDICAL SPECIALISTS… (ranging from 1 to 4 what does it mean ???)

          SIR, if my interpretation is wrong or short, I beg you to make corrections. You see MARIO, my main objective here is make it easier for our kababayans to understand.

          WHICH OF THESE DOCTORS CAN COLLECT MONEY FROM PATIENT?

          MEDICAL OFFICER 3 AND 4 … having finished their specialty board can collect money only from patients in the pay ward as PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FEE.

          CONSULTANTS, HAVING FINISHED THEIR SPECIALTY BOARD can CHARGE PROFFESIONAL SERVICE FEE in the pay-WARD.

          VISITING PHYSICIANS CAN LIKEWISE CHARGE THE SAME IN PAY WARD.

          RESIDENT PHYSICIAN DO NOT CHARGE PATIENT FOR PROFFESION SERVICE FEE. BECAUSE, HE / SHE IS EMPLOYED B Y THE HOSPITAL. SHE/HE GETS MONEY (STIPEND), OTHER BENEFITS FREE FOOD-LODGING,LAUNDRY FOR UNIFORMS.

          VISITING PHYSICIAN…. Is not employed by the HOSPITAL.. but can admit patient to the hospital to treat. HE CAN CHARGE the patient any amount he wanted to.

          MARIO BANG..

          MY PREVIOUS POSTING…. I MENTIONED THE USA “COUNTY HOSPITAL” which is the equivalent of provincial hospital. the county hospital serves a population of apprrox. 150 to 250 families.

          \To be continued…. NEXT: “COUNTY HOSPITAL” IN THE USA.

          Posted by ' | March 15, 2013, 10:42 am
  33. Unfortunately, Mario Bang, I am not an employee neither an avid fan of the Governor. I am an Abrenian who happens to be following issues, events and other things happening in Abra. It so happen that for so many years this s my first time to see pictures of cemented roads, new hospital building in Abra. I am not saying that the Governor is the best but at least he is doing something. Abra has been in a deep slumber for the longest time. No kurakot kunayo ken Takit. Well, at least adda imparabor na a bassit. Atakaren yo pay ni baket na who is not even a politician. Apay idi ket ni mister, Governor, ni Mrs. Congresswoman, then vice versa ni Mrs ket Governor, ni Mr. Congressman, awan met kinunkuna yo. I have heard the speeches and some writings of Ruby Bersamin. She seems to be a very smart lady. Apaya nga pagpupudotan yo isuna? Anya inaramid na?

    Posted by Ringnoster | March 10, 2013, 10:38 pm
    • What writings of ruby have you read or soeeches are you referring to.? You really are a fan. We did ñot complain of the mrs or the mister being the congressman or governor at the same time because they were voted into office. Rubi mamsaang bersamin was not voted into office and not even not appointed to any office. That means she has no business meddling with the affairs of the provincial government? She has no accountability at all. Why didn’t takit just have appointed her so when she doe wrong then we have a hold on her.
      As you say takit has projects, I don’t dis agree with that, but we are questioning the quality of these projects. Like the congresswoman now, remove and replace. Kung pwede lang I remove and replace ang hospital baka ginawa na. This I say to you,IT IS NOT THE NUMBER OF PROJECTS BUT THE QUALITY OF PROJECTS THAT MATTERS.

      Posted by mario bang | March 11, 2013, 3:35 am
      • Then stay within the isuue then. If you are only concern about the quality of his projects, why even belittle the job that Takit had in the U.S., his houses etc. in fact adda pay nangsungbat nga taga Amerika on FB nga dayta allegations mo nga milliones worth nga balay da ket fabricated. They were asking you to present evidence ta libelous kano dagita sasawem. No hospital ti issue then anya koma bibiang diay trabaho na idi? Tatta, adda ebidensiyam nga Ruby is meddling with government affairs? Ipresentam ngamin a no adda pinirmaan na nga papers tapno makacomplain ka. Ngem no tultulungan na la ni lakay na a ket bagim la ti agalimonen ta asawa na daydiay. No adda pinirmaan ni Ruby a ket adda laban mo uray pay no appointed wenno saan. Hehehe. Ipagdasal mo ang kandidato mo bareng mangabak. Uray no anya kunkuna yo, abaken na kayo ni Takit.

        Posted by Ringnoster | March 11, 2013, 6:04 am
        • Ringnoster if our as you say allegations are not true why haven’t takit filed libel cases against cap gendrix luna? He is talking about this over the rado almost every week. Takit has not denied this.
          When takit came home from america he had more or less $400,000.00 which he used to build his building in zone 7, where motortrade is. If I’m not mistaken this cost him 26 million pesos. The prevailing dollar to peso exchange rate at that time was around 45 pesos to a dollar. Do your comoutation ringnoster. Where did he get his money now?
          It is true that rubi did not sign any papers, but that is the reason why we are questioning her meddling with the affairs of the province. One concrete example is the delivery of near expiring and overpriced medicines at the provincial hosital. You could ask the pharmacist of the hospital. She did not accept these that is why itwas stocked at the room of the chief nurse.
          Of coarse rubi is wise enough not to sign any paper so as not to implicate himself. Smart nga hehe.
          Ikaw ang magdasal para sa kandidato mo. Pweeh hahaha

          Posted by mario bang | March 11, 2013, 10:20 pm
        • Hahaha! That means Takit is not going down to his level. Yamanen da a ta saan nga agfile ti libel. Why waste time dealing with trashy talks?

          Posted by Ringnoster | March 11, 2013, 10:54 pm
        • Uray no sinno mangabak awan to met laeng ti progreso nga ipaay da diay ili mi nga kakaasi. Sapasap koma ti proyectos or social services kontra man ken saan ti mayor iti dayta nga ili.

          Posted by foreign observer | March 16, 2013, 11:35 am
    • Ringnoster, i had been reading the posts here ket kasla pagbalbalinen da nga dagita Bersamin ket nadakes da nga tattao, agtatakaw, agibulsa, etc. amin nga kadadaksan nga adjectives impanagan dan when in fact they are the kindest and nicest person i have ever known. Apay nga dida nga imulagat dagita mat mata da. Sinno ngarud apo ti adda 3 nga Hotels da, 3 nga gasoline stations, big houses Abra and Manila, nice cars, 8K diamond earrings, Thank you Dr. Belo fan, travel in Europe, properties nga di mabilang…sinno da dagitoy? Luna Family. apay nga diyo nga maitured nga apan i audit? No dakayo ket talaga nga adda panangisakit yo ti abra apan yo man damagen no naggapuan da dagita kuarta nga panang gatang da dagita nga properties da?

      Posted by nt | March 12, 2013, 7:34 am
      • Bag ketdin ta saan nga tutopan ni Governor dayta nga Jendrix. Its good not to step down to his level. I admire the Bersamin ta impakita ken ipakpakita da nga isu da ket adda Nagadalan da. Sinno koma met ti mangtutop kadagita nga tattao? Ammoyo Kararag ken Apo Diyos ti kalaban da. Ni Apo saan nga matmaturog, kitkitaen na tayo amin isu nga saan kay unay nga agbubuakaw ta di yo ammo ti masakbayan yo. Agkararag tayo amin tapno maliwanagan ti utek da. Ammok nga ammo da ti ar aramiden da ngem anya ngarud aya ket natured da met ngamin, ti ammo da ket Martin pay la ti adda dita Abra.

        Posted by Waeng | March 12, 2013, 2:48 pm
      • am nt agree. kindness is nt enough to be a leader

        Posted by eric shawn | March 15, 2013, 1:28 am
  34. Sinno ngarud ti nakarkaro wenno nalalaing nga agtakaw kadagitoy Chickens yo? Takit has more projects but quality-wise they are allegedly questionable. The ex-cong who was alleged to have lesser projects but quality-wise they were better or not questionable at all. Do we still have to weigh their honesty or credibility as their legacy to their own family and Abrenian’s future generations? Sinno ngarud ti pagpillian mi ket nag-back up met daytoy sinal-it nga Bersamina?

    Posted by kurarapnit | March 11, 2013, 3:08 pm
    • Kurarapnit sungbatam diay imbagak no sinno ti agdadata nga agtatakaw? Nangalaan da ti adu nga kuarta milyones nga nagpatakder da ti 3 nga hotels, gas station, cars, houses, diamonds, travels plus adu nga BangBang…where??? awan met ti negosyo da koma nga Wen kasdiay ken kastoy kuna tay koma. Dakayo ti bulsek wenno Tarkok kay nga agsao ta bangbangShet met ngamin no ungaten yo ba BangBangshet nga ngiwat yo! Maka uma kay pay ketdin.

      Posted by Dol | March 12, 2013, 9:59 am
  35. To ringnoster. Neither am I going down to your level. Believe in what you want to believe. Let’s just wait and see.

    Posted by mario bang | March 12, 2013, 1:26 am
    • Let’s hope for the better…

      Posted by kakashi7sensei | March 12, 2013, 3:46 am
    • Apay agsiodot ka metten Bangbangsit. I thought da Takit ken tay manok mo pagpapatangan. Iraman mo met ta bagimon. Agkalevel kayo ngamin. I don’t need to wait. I am sure, pwere switik ken BangBang!

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 12, 2013, 5:30 am
      • Diak ma imagine diay inaramid da di Kawayan Festival. Mangibabain da ti guests ken ka probinsyaan. Kasta ngarud ti ilayon yo nga Leader yo Apo? Ngawngaw da nga ngawngaw!

        Posted by Dol | March 12, 2013, 10:02 am
        • I heard the disturbances caused by one of the Luna’s brothers during the Kawayan Festival’s motorcade. What a shame! How could somebody who is aspiring to be elected do such an idiot act! Kasta ti kayat yo nga parupa ti ili tayo nga Abra? Awan ti babain da!

          Posted by Yam | March 12, 2013, 2:34 pm
  36. misinformed kayo manen no ania nga talaga ti napasamak idi arya abra day. ni manen takit ti patien yo ket haan met isuna nga usto

    Posted by aryaabralatta | March 12, 2013, 3:03 pm
  37. awan ti linteg dayta KAWAYAN FESTIVAL. dayta pinarnuay la ni takeit kas panagibales na ken gov. vicsyd. minumulloong nga kapanunutan ken aramid. itandudo na nga kunana ti kawayan ket ni maysa nga furniture wenno dekorasyon nga made of kawayan ket awan pay nga makita diay opisinana. kawayan fedtival kunana ket napan pay gimmatang ti kawayan diay ilocos sur. awan met ti adu nga kawayan ditoy abra. tangaag nga gobernador!! ti paglaingan na laeng dua da ken asawa na nga ruby ket ti AGTAKAW!!!!

    Posted by aryaabralatta | March 12, 2013, 3:19 pm
  38. haan nga agang-angaw ni takeit ti dayta nga situation. nagawid diay maestra nga agsangsangit. bassit la koma nga banag ti mapan na irequest ken takeit. maysa la koma nga tawag ti telepono ni takeit idiay aph, , masolbar koman ti problema diay maestra. ti la problema nga iyasideg na koma ( nga haan nga para diay bagi na) ket diay koma pannakairelease ti death certificate diay natay (labandera diay maestra) tapno maitabon da koma ti kabigatan nan. haan da irelease diay death certificate gapu ta adda ngarud haan da nga nabayadan diay aph. ngem anian aya ta haan pulos natulungan ni takeit daytoy nga maestra. sabali nga tao ti nakatulong kaniana.

    Posted by maganda | March 13, 2013, 8:33 am
    • Saakto la mamati no deta mismo nga mestra ti mangistorya ngem no sika , saanak mamati. . You are full of hatred. Siguro san ka nga napagustuan. Hahahahaha! Too bad, youare stocked with Takit ta siguradong panalo pa rin siya. Hehe!

      Posted by Ringnoster | March 14, 2013, 7:29 pm
      • haan ko masapul nga pagustuannak ni takit, haanak kasla kenka nga agdepdepender kaniana. kasatno nga makasaritam diay maestra no dimo pay ammo ti laud ken dayam ditoy abra

        Posted by maganda | March 14, 2013, 7:37 pm
        • Anya la ket ni Magandan. Pagarup mon to met nga amin nga kasarsaritam ket taga Amerika. Apaya nga magustuam ti makiriri kadagita taga Amerika ket saan da met nga makabotos ditoy. Siak ti kasaritam ta no mapaneknekam dagita kunkunam baka butosak ta kandidatom.,. You are barking at the wrong tree. Ibagam no dino ti pangsarakak kenni Mestra ta apan ko saraken.. No kayat mo, itugot ko ni Gobernador. Anya makunam Maganda! Dare?

          Posted by Ringnoster | March 15, 2013, 6:22 am
        • Apay awan met sungbat mon Maganda? Shame on you, awan ti mairuar mo nga mestra. Ulbod ka!

          Posted by Ringnoster | March 17, 2013, 7:19 am
  39. Dr tuazon.

    This is how the hospital is operating. The reported anomalies in 2009 is stll what is happening at the hospital. There are drs who charge professional fees even if the the patients are in the charity ward. They send their patients to their pharmacies. Their prescription could only be read by their store keepers. Sad to say some drs are also overcharging even if the patients have their philhealth.
    There is an office that classify patients. But unfortunately even when classified as indigents, they still pay a ertain amount. But if yiu know somebody in the hospital the and only then that you pay nothing.
    With the new program of dswd and doh providing philhealth cards to indigents, the plight of our less fortunate kababayans is somehow alleviated. But unluckily again, they are being charged of the “excess”. This should not be as stated by the AVP of philhealth.
    Sometimes we could not blame the doctors because they have to augment their salaries because the province has not yet implemented the full standardization of salaries.
    Sometimes I don’t even blame thes doctors in sending their patients to buy their medicines outside, because in the first place, there is n supply of medicines in the hspital pharmacy.
    The hospital should be aplenty of medical supplies and medicines for it to function well. We need political will to see to it that our health care system will function well.

    Posted by mario bang | March 15, 2013, 1:00 am
    • MY REPLY TO MARIO BANG posting on Mar. 15…

      Thank you for giving a glimpse of the Hospital’s inner workings or how It functions. The ANOMALIES that were listed in 2009 are still present today, namely….

      1. Physicians charging MONEY for proffessional fee from patients in the CHARITY WARD.

      2. Physicians instructing their patients to buy the written prescribed drug at a PHARMACY probably owned
      >> by the prescribing doctor to the manager of the drug-store usually his wife who is a pharmacist… or a
      >> person a pharmacist who is employed if the doctor’s wife is not a pharmacist.

      3, Physician charges certain amount from classified indigent patient.

      4. If patient is acquainted with someone connected with the Hospital… patient pay nothing!!!

      5. HOSPITAL PHARMACY is not adequately supplied with medicines.

      To be continued: Next… MARIO BANG HAS SOLUTIONS TO ERADICATE THESE ANOMALIES.

      Dr. Leo

      Posted by ' | March 16, 2013, 12:15 am
      • dr. leo.

        you are absolutely right in your posting.

        let me just clarify my point in one of my postings regarding the plantilla positions and the doctors who charge their patients.

        all doctors occupying the plantilla positions in the hospital are being paid by the provincial government may it be the doctor is a medical officer 3 or 4, or medical specialists 1-4. they all receive salaries from the provincial government..

        in the normal setting and circumstance, the medical officers 3 and 4 should not be charging professional fees, bacause these positions are supposed to be occupied by the doctors who have not gone to residency training and have not finished it yet. but what is happening at the hospital is that because of lack of plantilla positions for medical specialists, t the doctors who have finished their residency training and had passed their respective specialty boards are appointed to the either medical officer 3 or 4. here arises the problem of who could charge their patients in the pay ward.

        the admissions in the pay ward are the responsibilities of the med specialists or what they call at the abra provincial hospital as “consultants”.but because there are specialists who occupy plantilla positions as either med officer 3 or 4, they are allowed to admit patients in the pay ward and charge them for their professional fees.

        having the opportunity to have studied public health and having had the chance to intermingle with the doctors, i know their woes and concern. that is why in my previous posting i suggested several solutions.

        dr. leo, the set-up in the states is very much different to the set-up here especially when it comes to the hospital setting. where have you seen a secondary hospital without a medical director. i dont think that a plantilla position for medical director is even present in the plantilla of the provincial government.

        while there are 3 provincial health officers in the province, 1 PHO II, now being held by dra berona, and two PHO I, being held by drs pascua and enerva, there is no official designation as to whois in-chrage of the hospital. i dont even know the designation of dr gaza who everybody knows as the big boss at the provincial hospital. i know for a fact that dr gaza was borrowed from DOH but i dont know for what.my proposal is that a position of medical director be created and filled, so that we know who to talk to or even blame when there will be anomalies found in the hospital. we need to have somebody responsible solely for the hospital.

        Posted by mario bang | March 16, 2013, 8:56 pm
        • MY REPLY TO MARIO BANG posting on Mar. 16:…

          Mario, you are confronted with a hugh problem. I like your solution for Abra Provincial Hospital but the main problem is the DEPT OF HEALTH. The whole Plantilla of the HOSPITAL doctors positioning has been in existence for so many years. CHANGES HAS TO BE MADE IN THE DEPT. OF HEALTH!!!

          When I came back to the Phil. after my US training in 1963. I landed in Baguio City and establised my surgical practice, because the APH did not have adequate surgical facilities that I could used having an extensive training. I was made a ‘SURGICAL CONSULTANT’ at the BAGUIO GENERAL HOSPITAL.

          Mario, here I have noticed the difference of ‘Plantilla’ in the PHIL and US.

          The arrangement goes like this:>> IN THE BAGUIO GENERAL HOSPITAL(BGH)( GOVERNMENT) IT HAS …

          —————————–ADMISTRATOR ( CEO) (non-physician)

          ————————————-1. DEPT. OF SURGERY.
          ———–a. Senior Surgeon (obviouly older in age with more surgical experince).
          ———–b. Junior Surgeon- No 1 …Less surgical experince than ‘a’.
          ———- c. Junior Surgeon -No 2 … “: ” ” ” ‘b’.
          ———–d. Residents (3 in number)…..newly finished SCHOOL internship.

          ————————————2. DEPT. OF MEDICINE.
          ———————————Same number of personnel.

          ALL ABOVE PHYSICIANS ARE EMPLOYED BY THE ( B G H) GOVERNMENT.

          In 1963, there was one MEDICAL CONSULTANT a > US > ” —— – (lungs, vessels)
          ———————————————————————-3. ABDOMINAL> “——– (all organs)
          ———————————————————————-4. OB- GYN >>> “—— – ( female )

          To be continued:… next>>> any suggestion for changes… HAS TO BE ENDORSED BY THE

          INCUMBENT GOVERNOR with the approval of present doctors of the HOSPITAL (APH).

          Posted by ' | March 20, 2013, 11:04 am
        • ADDENDUM:..

          FOLKS, there are three sentences missing in my previous posting. No body is to blame but ME. I might have punched the wrong ‘KEY’. Please, allow me to rectify this…

          In 1963, there was one MEDICAL CONSULTANT>US >TRAINED Specialty on “HEART”.
          there was one SURGICAL CONSULTANT>US>>- ” DR. LEO TUASON
          ———————————————- Special training in>>> 1. NEURO-SURGERY (brain & spine-cord).
          ———————————————————————–>>> 2. CHEST-SURGERY (brest-lungs-vascular)

          Posted by ' | March 21, 2013, 5:13 am
        • MARIO BANG…

          SIR, when you have a chance, please ask my colleagues… DRS BERONA, PASCUA, ENERVA…. why they

          chose to be employed by the GOVERNMENT instead of going into PRIVATE PRACTICE.

          THANK YOU.

          Dr. Leo

          Posted by ' | March 21, 2013, 5:37 am
  40. wen gayam apo omli, imbestigadora ka gayam nga kunam, diak malipatan diay inbagam nga nasigsiglat ka pay ngem NBI ken FBI, haan koma apo nga nasaysayaat nga aginga malpas dayta kunam nga state-f-d-art investigation mo ket san to la maisapubliko ingana ada ti resulta wenno findings na nga haan nga kadudaduda? haan ketdi nga tay ngawngaw ka nga ngawngaw ditoy cyberspace kada mapanunot mo? Kasanu nu makaperdi patpatangem nga haan met ngarud nga umumno? Professional ka met laeng kadi? Wenno maysa lang nga pakawala ti politiko? Kadudaduda ka apo omli! Sayang ta kunam nga sirib mo nu kalanglangam met lang dagita among mo!

    Posted by tililing | March 21, 2013, 6:41 am
  41. to dr leo.

    it is no longer the responsibility of the department of health when it comes to plantilla positions. remember that in the 1990s, the provincial hospital and all government hospital including the rhus were devolved to the province and the respective LGUs. the devolution paved the way for the governor and the province to take control of the hospitals and the mayors taking control of the RHUs. along with it is the funding of the hospitals were also devolved to the province, that is why the IRA or the internal revenue allotment of the province grew, because the funding for the hospitals no longer pass thru the department of health but goes directly to the coffers of the province.

    you are right in saying that these plantilla positions were the ones used before the devolution by DOH. but because of the increase in population and increase of clients, this set-up of plantilla positions is already outdated. It is now within the inherent power of the province thru the governor and the provincial board to alleviate this problem of lacking plaantilla positions for the hospital. the provincial board (sangguniang Panlalawigan) can create positions in addition to the present plantilla positions with the approval of the governor.

    the set-up at BGH is so much different from that of the provincial hospital. remember doc that BGH is a tertiary hospital and a training center at that but APH is a secondary hospital and a non-training hospital. I am familiar with the set-up of training hospitals and i know the ins and outs of the training hospitals.In the abra provincial hospital everybody who finished their respective specialties even if they have not passed their specialty boards are called “consultant” may it be that their official plantilla position is medical officer 3 or 4 or medical specialists. Let me reiterate that with the size of the APH, it should have a medical director, something that it has none.

    drs berona, pascua and enerva are indeed in government service but mind you doctor, they also have their private practice at the provincial hospital and other hospitals where they are accredited.

    you see doctor, if only takit and his advisers know the impact of creating a very good health care system, then he would not have to worry about these problems that are arising now. what we need is political will.

    another problem here is that he is asking his wife, ruby, about hospital matters. taking for granted that she is a nurse or reached second year medicine proper, this does not mean that she has the expertise to know the ins and outs of the administration of the hospital. I wonder what dr. gaza is doing. I know dr gaza having graduated from a prestigious school of medicine in UST and having a masters degree in hospital administration should be knowledgable enough to run the hospital. But it seems to me that he could not assert his presence or he is just hearing and doing what takit wants or takit’s wife wants. you see doctor, what we need are experts not amateurs.

    Posted by mario bang | March 23, 2013, 2:30 am
    • MY REPLY TO MARIO BANG posting on Mar 23..

      i”m really tyring hard to assimilate the article you’ve written.

      NOW MARIO, may I tell you about the COUNTY HOSPITAL the only hospital in this small CITY where I live and a HOSPITAL serving a population of 130 to 150 families or 30, 000 plus people including the outlaying populace outside CITY LIMITS.

      i was fortunate to be the HEAD of the DEPT. OF SURGERY and CHIEF SURGEON for a period of continuous 5 YEARS.

      IN OUR CITY, anyone physician (new graduates or old) can come in and put up his/her private pracitce in the CITY.

      Very open these physicians apply for HOSPITAL previleges so as to make use of the HOSPITAL facilities.

      PHYSICIANS considered as specialists would apply and present their training credentials to the DEPT. HEAD
      for approval.

      NONE OF THESE PHYSICIANS ARE EMPLOYED BY THE HOSPITAL or GOVERNMENT.

      ALL PHYSICIANS ARE CALLED PRIVATE PRACTITIONERS.

      Dr. Leo Tuason.

      Posted by ' | March 23, 2013, 5:58 am
      • ADDENDUM:….

        PHYSICIANS designated as PRIVATE PACTITINERS are also called ‘GENERALISTS’.

        PHYSICIANS designated as SPECIALISTs are also called ‘GENERAL SURGEONS’.

        Each of these GENERALIST or GENERAL SURGEON is assigned to see patients admitted to the Hospital each Day of the week.
        .
        CASE/ EXAMPLE….

        An INDIGENT (CHARITY PATIENT) or PAY- PATIENT comes in with Fever, Diarrhea and Abdominal Pain.

        The patient shall be assigned to GENERALIST (DR. LUNES) Initially, the patient is seen by the INTERN working with DR. LUNES… while the GENERALIST is enroute to the Hospital from his/her office.

        DR. LUNES concurs with the diagnosis of his INTERN>>.the patient may have “ACUTE APPENDICITIS” .

        The INTERN now calls the INTERN who is working with SPECIALIST GENERAL SURGEON assigned for that day (MONDAY) to see the patient.. The GENERAL SURGEON decides to OPERATE.

        The outcome>>>> acute appendicitis….. THE GENEREAL SURGEON gets paid for services on PAY-PATIENT.
        on CHARITY-PATIENT…services is FREE. The patient remaind under the care of the Surgeon until he is dismissed.

        IF the case is a medical case… that is diagnosed as ‘GASTRO-ENTERITIS’. the patient remains under the medical care of DR. LUNES untl patient gets well.

        Now MARIO, your impression on the differences between the Provincial Hospital and the County Hospital..

        WHICH ‘PLANTIILA’ WORKS BETTER….that is less ANOMALIIES.

        Dr. Leo

        Posted by ' | March 24, 2013, 4:07 am
  42. Income tax return is filed every year in the USA. You can verify income of anyone from the Internal Revenue Office.

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | March 23, 2013, 4:25 am
  43. Tomorrow is the last airing of Sanggir Ti Umili 12:30-1:30, also Tungtungan at 9:00-9:30AM and Mayor Ryan in Action 8:30-9:00AM. Please add or follow our official Facebook Account for exposes, information, question and verifications – sanggirti.umili@facebook.com – Account Name: Sanggir Ti Umili . Adress>>> http://www.facebook.com/sanggirti.umili

    Posted by Sanggir Ti Umili | March 23, 2013, 7:00 am
  44. Tapno agtalna kay aminen nga aga-angat…if I can send a copy of the SALN of Gov. Takit here on a.com, will they publish it? ohterwise; it can always be published in any from of media for the public to know what each and every candidates has filed. SALN are available at the Ombudsman Office; but there are requirements for anyone to have copies. I got them and I am also getting copies of all pending cases of graft & corruption which I will be following up with my associaites for verification and for a quick resolution. The people of Abra cannot wait……JUSTICE DELAYED, JUSTICE DENIED and we cannot afford both og this. The people must know before the election to make sure who really deserves their votes. I shall return to finish the unfinished business KOKKO is referring. I started it I will finish it. I had a good long talk to one of the Deputy of the Ombudsman office. They are short of investigators….ONLY 7 in the entire region of Luzon. This is ridiculous. I am pushing for a quick closure of the investigation so that the case will move forward. I am also wiating for the COA investigation to support the claim of graft & corrupiton. ABRECO, I am done. My Report of my findings is being done. I am sorry it took this long. I had to fly to Manila & Abra to find the truth myself. I had conversations with all the agencies especially Adm. Alindogan of the CDA. Very cooperative people and I respect them so much for their kindness and appreciation for all that I did.
    I interviewed the GM many few times in person with the BOD’s and all of the abeco staffs. I find all of them very cooperative and friendly. Nervous? yes they were and very careful. coming up…..LET’S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT!!!

    Posted by Carmelita E. Omli | March 27, 2013, 6:20 pm

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