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Elections 2013: Interview with Mayor Ryan Luna of Bangued

The First Family of Bangued

The First Family of Bangued

Bangued, Abra. I finished up my interview with Former Congresswoman Cesy LUna. She said goodbye to us and left for the night.

I went back to our table and took a quick gulp of my beer. I followed it up with a spoonfull of kilawen. Mayor Ryan Luna was standing at the edge of the porch outside his hotel. He was drinking soda (sofdrinks). He doesn’t drink beer, one of his aide told me. “uray no makipinuyat, haan nga uminum ti beer ni Boss”.

He was staring blankly at the image of a calm Bangued. Who knows what he was thinking at this point. Perhaps the coming elections.

I approched him and tap him lightly in the shoulder. He turned around and I smiled and asked “Kumustan Mayor?”. He sheepishly replied “Kastoy latta sir, imbag man ta nakaawid kan”. He still calls me “Sir”, maybe out of respect, but I figured it was more of our history together. The mayor was my student when he was in 2nd year high school in DWCB. I briefly teached computer classes at DWCB, until I got summoned to a lucrative job in Manila.

He is popularly called “Negro” which he really don’t mind. In fact he liked being called that name. Perhaps a unique way of people remembering him.

But I remember him more of a very quiet boy in high school, Who at that time was tasked to train fighting cocks. I would tease him during my class when he failed to do his homework. “Nya Ryan, busy ka man ngatan nga ag-tre-training dagiti manok mun nya?”.

I can not believe that the first time I’m going to meet him after so many years, he would be standing before me as the Mayor of Bangued.

SysOp: Mayor, how is it going so far with your work as a Mayor?

RL: Ok met sir. It has been an eye opening serving the people of Bangued. Addu ti naadal ko. I learned how to mellow down. “Mabalin met gayam ti agturay nga naanos nong”. Aglalo idtoy Bangued, everyone is looking at you. I’ve been trying to cleanup the image of the office of the Mayor. Issu nga no adda manggeg ko nga agabuso and use my name, I make sure na I deal with it. Naminsan pinag-sa-sawan dak pay idta kapitolyo ngem I became the bigger man and walk away.

Iddi nagtugawak nga Mayor. Ti ammo dagiti supporters ni dati nga Mayor ket ikkatek amin idda. Deta ngamin ti kanayon nga ma-ar-aramid no add baro nga administrasyon. Ngem sir, haan ko nga ginaraw idda. I let them do their job. Ket resulta na ket napintas unnay. I like to continue to that path.

SysOp: Mayor, it’s my first time in 12 years to come home. I noticed the the town is booming with businesses. But I see chaos in the streets. Tricycles are everywhere. What’s your plan about this?

RL: Ti ammo tayo ngata ket ti ummuna nga aramiden siguro ti sinno man nga nakatugaw ket ikkatan na dagiti tricycle. Ngem iddi nagtugaway, haan nga nalaka nga solbaren ti problmena ti traffic. Masapul nga adda dialogue ti ammin nga maseknan. Aglalo kadagiti tricycle drivers tayo. Narigat met nga ikkaten lattan idan ket detta laeng met ti pagsapulan da. Papanan da ngaruden? That’s why we need to sit down and find a common solution. Detta ti prioritik no mangabakak.

SysOp: I spoke to Mrs. Dacanay, our DWCB principal. One thing she’s very concerned is the proliferation of Internet Cafe’s in Bangued. It seems that alot of students prefer to go to these places and not go to school. What do you think your office can do?

RL: Ammok sir detta nga problem. I will make sure to talk to all the schools and our office is willing to help in implementing a plan to keep our students in school. I will personally meet with Ma’am Dacanay.

Addo ti problema ditoy Bangued. 3 years is not enough to solve everyone of them. I hope nga maituloy ko ti agserbi ti ili tayo. Napanunot ko nga we are the next generation, we should give a good example. Ubingak kunam ngem kayat ko nga i-prove nga dapat nga sabalyan tayon ti rugak nga panag serbi ti tao. Kayat ko met a nga napintas ti legacy tayo sir.

SysOp: Speaking of which, It’s a return bout between you and Former Mayor Dominic Valera, what’s your chances in the upcoming elections?

RL: I won the elections in 2010 convincingly against tito Dominic (the Mayor and Valera are relatives). Mariknak nga addu met ti mayat ti innar-aramid ko as Mayor. So I am very confident that I will get their support. I have the support of the youth. Ngem uray met dagiti nataengan ket kunanada met nga mayat ti pang-papalakad ko ditoy munisipyo.

SysOp: What are your worries in this election?

RL: Ammom met nga medyo nagulo ti election sir. Detta violence and vote-buying siguro ti talaga nga issue. Ti laeng met maybagak ket Bangued voters are now intelligent. They are no longer swayed with selling their votes. Ibutos da ti ammo da nga makatulong ti Bangued. Ngem adda latta ti butteng da. Ngem I am commited sa peaceful elections. Suruten mi met amin nga ibaga ni Gen. Magalong.

SysOp: If you win, what’s your priority programs?

RL: Kas kunak sir. Adda planokun about the traffic situation and the congestions in Bangued. Ngem kayat ko nga kapateng (consultations) ammin nga ma-apektuhan deytoy nga planok tapno ammin ket ma-benepisyoan. I want to serve Bangued with a different mind-set. I proved it for the past 3 years. I want to continue what I have starter.

Mayor Luna ended our talk by again stessing the importance of young generations to take over old politics. He kept repeating his vision that Bangued needs new ideas and this is only achievable with young minds at the helm. (abrenian.com)

Related Story: Elections 2013: Interview with former Congresswoman Cecilia Seares Luna

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39 thoughts on “Elections 2013: Interview with Mayor Ryan Luna of Bangued

    • Mr, SysOp mabalin apo nga i publish u dtoy a.com daytoy link ti “pidigan vote buying”? http://sanggirtiumili.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/pidigan-vote-buying/ Abrenios should know what really is going on about this coming election…especially sir in Pidigan…kung saan garapalan nga ag vote buying dan…sabagay han amin ket mayat nga agawat ti kwarta ti pulitiko,adda py met nabatbati nga prinsipyo ti dadduma.tnk u very much sir

      Posted by botante | April 8, 2013, 1:25 am
      • NASAYSA AT LAENGEN NGA AWATEN TA KUARTA NGEM TI ARAMID DAGITA DADDUMA NGA POLITIKO NGA DAYTA LA AGPABPABUTENG DA. ANYA TI NAARAMID IDI KALLABES NGA ELECTION NGA PALTOOG TI IPATURONG DA. URAY DIAY SAN QUINTIN NGA URAY LA TIMMAPWAK DIAY PADI NGA KANDIDATO TA PINABUTENG DA DAGITOY NGA POLITIKO TI NGATO.

        Posted by wise voter | April 9, 2013, 9:08 pm
  1. Good luck mayor Ryan and carry on what you have started. God bless!

    Posted by musilat mulagat | April 7, 2013, 11:50 pm
  2. apo eric, my observations iti pannakipatpatang mo ken mayor ryan and hope that it will be posted:
    1. nagmayat ta interview nga inaramid mo, the question and answer ngem EDITED MET! IT IS A FACT THAT MAYOR RYAN COULD NOT UTTER THOSE ENGLISH WORDS. marigatan pay nga agtagalog no mainterview, daytan to la ketten english aglalo ket nauneg met bassit nga english dagiti nausar.
    2. the real truth about the employees is that: AGPAYSO NGA SAAN A NAGIKKAT TA AWAN MET TI IKKATEN NA. apay? iti pannakisarsaritak ti sumagmamano nga personaliad, ken basar iti linteg, dagiti casual employees ket co-terminus amin dagita.they are working on a job order or contract of service. maikkat mo ngarud dagiti casuals ket nagpatingga met ti servicio da iti gobierno. as tres belisario once said, nasiglat ni mayor a nangtalipungaw ti publiko maipapan ti di na panagikkat. kadagiti permanent employees, adda masurot a proseso no ikkatem ida.
    3. dagita internet cafe, naglaka solusion na, di mo ikkan ida ti permit no ti ayan ti business da ket within the 100 meter radius kadagiti pagadalan. ipagakat a nalaing ta linteg ta adda met ordinansa a maiparit dagiti internet cafe a mangpastrek kadagiti estudyantes no oras ti klase. nalpas ti problema.
    4. maipapan kadagiti traysikelen apo. congested ti bangued ta adu unay ti lugan. maikadua, awan met unay ti makitam nga agtraptrapiken. dapat a ket i-regulate ta ti franchizes dita bangued ngem di pay maputed ti kumitkitaan dagiti lacoste nga empleado ti btfrb.

    Posted by jebeju | April 8, 2013, 12:24 am
    • nia ket ti taon. pati panagsao ni Mayor Ryan ket dillawen yo paylaeng. Siguro in translate ni Sysop ti nasaysayaat nga words ngem naggapu met lang ken Mayor Ryan. What’s wrong with that?

      Posted by comli2013 | April 8, 2013, 1:22 am
      • no dadduma ket sabali ti pannakaipataros iti english ti ilokano. agbaliw kaipapanan na. apay nga maitranslate pay laeng koma ket maawatan tay met ti ilokano a padapada?

        Posted by jebeju | April 8, 2013, 5:35 am
        • Apay ngarud nga dillawem t english na …ket ilokano tau met..usarem.ngarud ta kina english mo ti padam ah ilokano…

          Posted by django | April 12, 2013, 12:47 am
    • anya laketdin aya ap apay han kay kadi nga taga abra?. no cka ti bos maaramid mo ti kaykayat mo nga kas kuna da.manon aya nga pulitiko ti naglabasen nga basta agsukat ti agturay ket agsukat met ti empleyado na? nalaka la dayta no kayat da ngem ni mayor hanna nga inaramid ta hn nga kasla dagita dadduma nga bwaya ti turay ken kwarta

      Posted by imbagamon | April 8, 2013, 8:56 pm
    • suggestion lang apo mayor.. total adu met ti tricikelanen baka mabalin met nga ti coding no. implemented ket odd and even number… para kalahati lang sa dami ng tricycle ang bbyahe… malaking kita… save gasoline napintas pay ti pannaka maintenace dagita tricycle… less pollution and traffic…. sapay koma ta adalen u daytoy nga nalaing…

      Posted by tricycle | April 9, 2013, 2:07 am
  3. usto diay interview… uray no permanente nga empleyado nga nabatad nga kadua ni dominic, haan nga hinarrass ni mayor ryan, haan nga kasla ti inaramid da diay DPWH ken diay CAPITOL.. dagidiay casual nga kadua ni dominic, nagtultuloy da latta nga nagtrabaho kas casual.

    Posted by butengak | April 8, 2013, 3:53 am
  4. no adda man naikkat nga casual nga kadua ni dominic, mabalin nga uray no ni mayor ryan ti adda ti administrasyonen, ket ipakita da latta met ti disgusto da kaniana, hipokrito la met unayen no haanna met ipakita ti adda nga karirikna na met kaniada, ngem kadagiti permanente awan ti hinarass na nga tay mapilitan nga agresign nga kas inaramid ni demonic idi ken inaramid pay met ni takit kadagiti dadduma nga permanent nga empleyado diay capitol. diay met dpwh, adu pay ti naikkat idiay, nga pinaikkat met la ni demonic gapu ta ni kano metten anak na nga joy bernos ti congressman.

    Posted by butengak | April 8, 2013, 6:02 am
  5. Go mayor.. Sika latta kayat ko butos… Uray ngata ibukbuk da ti kwarta dan… Awatek lattan ngem sika ibutos ko… Hehehehe… Goodluck mayor…

    Posted by Peñarubytiagarin! | April 8, 2013, 6:26 am
  6. Botante… Wen nalabsak met itay nga nagadu tao jay balay da jansen buemio ket tinawagak jay kasinsin ko nga taga suyo ket madama da kanu waras 1,500 each for straight vote from cong. Down… Adda pay pulis mobile nga naka guardya… Apay itulok da met lang gayam… Securan pay ti pulis… Na ah?!

    Posted by Peñarubytiagarin! | April 8, 2013, 6:29 am
  7. idamag mi man apo mayor no anya ti basol diay kinabil mo diay uneg ti balay ni buslog beralde diay bacsil, angad idi kalman? kasta ngarud ti natakneng a kunkunam?

    Posted by jebeju | April 8, 2013, 6:53 am
    • Sinno ti nagkabil JeBEJU ni Mayor Ryan? Apay? Nakaam amak latta ah ngarud. Sabagay met ketdi ah pati tay Asawa na nga taga Tayum Patucannay ket kabilen na pay uray ayan ti public. Kasta ngarud ti natakneng nga ag mayor manen?

      Posted by Anen | April 8, 2013, 7:24 am
      • Talaga nga grabe dayta nga Mayor Ryan. Di na pay ammo ti aginglis ket inglis ispokening met ditoyen apo Bringas. Tay a koma interview nga naka tape tapno mamati kami. Pati ken ni Cesy kasla la met balikbayan ti inglis nan. Obvious nga adda palpalikawan yo. Awan koma ti rummuar nga Luna ta kitaen tay man no malpas dagita project da nga hotels. No mangabak manen ay ket malpas danton. Ngem adda damag nga adda umay ag audit ket kitaen da dagitay sansanikua dagita Luna a kas koma tay OWN BY CESY! kasano koma nga maka Own ket jobless met. Ay apo! Naid la ti masarsaraka. Uray no annia ditan maka Mayor ren kada Congresswoman. T kabsat da nga agobado namin 4 sa nga nag Bar.

        Posted by Anime | April 9, 2013, 3:10 pm
    • grabe met gayam mayor u dta bangued….

      Posted by tricycle | April 9, 2013, 2:10 am
      • nakarkaro ah jay napalabas nga mayor DEMONIC kinakaasi na la unay idi jay maysa nga tricycle driver binugbug na mismo jay uneg ti opisina na jay munisipyo tapos di nalpasan na nga kabilenen ket pinakabil na pay la jay yan ti boys na! halos agaruyot ti dara ti buo nga bagi na idi piman

        Posted by toda | April 14, 2013, 8:31 pm
  8. saan na nga awaten kanodiay 500 a panggatgatang ni buslog tapno butosan na ni ryan. gapu ta di na inawat, segun iti damag, impulong na ken mayor ryan. ti met la naibagbaga nan. piman pay diay tao.

    Posted by jebeju | April 8, 2013, 9:15 am
    • sigurado kadi nga jay 500 ti gapo na?kasta laeng ti ibaga da ta maperdi ni mayor ryan ta ti kina agpayso na awan ti kinabil na djay uray dmagen u ken buslog beralde,ni demonic ken bata n ti akin aramid ti agkabil ken agpab pabuteng ti tao iso da pay nga grupo nga ag gat gatang ti butos..tapno mamati kau agbuya ken agdenngeg kau ti radio no 12noon ken no rabii balitang ilokano gma 7 ta makita u no sia sino ti ag gat gatang ti botos….

      Posted by orieza sativa | April 8, 2013, 8:47 pm
      • orieza sativa ammom ti patpatangem?!? kinabil jay agAMA ta madi na kayaten da mayor mo nga ryan ta ipilit da pay jay P500 nga pagatgatang na ti botos. uray mpanka agdamag jay angad tapno amom ti sarsaritaem! isakit mo payla ta mayor ryan mo ket nkalawlawag lng garuden nga isu da ti makaitured nga agpabuteng dtoy bangued. daytoy pay ti ibagak kniam kinasao payen ni GEN MAG dayta mayor mo ket naultimatumanen gapu jay pnagkabil na jay angad. aginvestigar ka orieza sativa tapno dika da ka alilawen!…

        Posted by maeur | April 15, 2013, 11:20 am
  9. adda pay inaramid ni mayor ryan diay bacsil met laeng. adda agawwad ti angad a nangipatakder ti waiting shed iti mismo a lakon tisolar na. dayta a kagawad ket kakonkontra manen dayta a buslog. napan manen nagipulong ken mayor ryan iti kompormen. kinompronta kano manen ni mayor ryan dayta a kagawad. PINATUBTUB NI MAYOR RYAN DATA NGA WAITING SHED ket saan met a nagtaud iiti pundo ti gobierno. ammo amin dayta dagiti taga bacsil. husto ngarud dayta nga aramid ti mayor? ibagbaga dagijay para papogina a da nadistugaw nga abreco manager nestor batbieto alyas ngawngaw, kenni aginlalaing nga bar flunker auring velasco alyas bulding nga ti kaipapanan ti RSL nga initial ni mayor ket Respect Service and Love, itan ti kaipapanan ti RSL ket RAMAS SIPAT KEN LOGOB. piman pay ni banguedenio a kuna da.

    Posted by jebeju | April 8, 2013, 9:26 am
    • La, nasisyaat daytan ngem tay mapukaw ti anges mo, bassit la dayta a banag kompara, tay nagpaso; laglagipen yo ni James Bragas, Atty. Demetrio Pre. Agpili kayon no adda pay mapagpillian?

      Posted by Bodong | April 8, 2013, 2:54 pm
    • Jebeju to d rescue kamet t sao sao nya…tagapagligtas da kamet t valera bernos anak na…kapin ano daka aya…or mano met t imbayad da met kenka ta agonline ka kanayon pra salakan t comment….haha

      Posted by django | April 12, 2013, 12:55 am
  10. Anian nga pannakaloko ni Pilipino. Innalada ti para kalsada, para agas, para pagimbagan nga sapasap , ti subrana igatangda met la botos tayo. Kuarta tayo, paggatangda met la botos tayo. Kastoy tayo lattan nga mayat nga pagungundawayan. Agriing tayon kakabsat, kaasi dagiti annak!

    Wen mayatak, Ryan is a better choice. Peace improved considerably during his term. Hopefully, we will have a Diego Silang by 2016, then will have the best choice.

    Posted by Tagamasid | April 8, 2013, 3:18 pm
    • negro is my guy for bangued kukua un ti gob ken cong ngen maysa la dawat ko awan lumbot nga valera of any position tapnu agtalna abran.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 8, 2013, 4:40 pm
      • Ulbod kayo pada yo ni Negro! Agpayso ta kinabil na. Piman 500 la gayam ti kaya da anya ngarud aya ket tay tinakaw da ket impatakder da met ti 3 nga hotel ken 3 nga gasolinaan nen. Agraman dagitay signature nga bag ni baket na. Maabak kayo!

        Posted by Lina | April 10, 2013, 9:52 am
      • hahahaha…haan met nga amin nga “valera” kuma met.. adu ti geyem ko nga “valera” nga down to earth da.

        Posted by laplap | April 18, 2013, 4:57 am
  11. sino ka aya nga capitan ti banacao… apay dagita kalugaram iparitam ida nga agawat ti kuarta…. durugam ketdi ah ta ibotos danto lattan diay kaykayat da… limagassot lang kanu met ngamin maitured ni boss mo ited…. sino aya ti boss mo…

    Posted by baac | April 9, 2013, 2:18 am
    • Apo madaydayaw ken nangato adal na nga agus-usar ti nanumo nga nagan ti lugar mi (ken dadduma nga nagan ti baryo ditoy ili mi), pls. isardeng mo koman agsipud ta saan amin nga adda ditoy lugar mi ket kabusbusor la unay dayta natan-ok nga panagpanpanunot mo. Di-adal ken ammok nga maka-Dios ka, ket daytoy ar-aramidem ket sinasairo ta paglalabanim padam nga tao nga pakairam-raman dagiti inosente wenno awan bibiang da ti ania man nga gulo. Apay ngata no kabagyam dagitoy maseknan ania ngata ti mariknam? Saan kadi pulos nga agladingit no di ket ganganasem lattan ti umis-isem ti nalimed? Sapay koma ta saan nga dumteng to ti tiempo nga mismo nga pakasugatan to ti riknam ti mabiktiman to iti daytoy nga aramid mo.

      Posted by karma law | April 9, 2013, 3:53 pm
  12. A free, orderly, honest, peaceful, and credible election is indispensable in a democratic society. Without it, democracy would not flourish and would be a sham. Election offenses, such as vote-buying and vote-selling, are evils which prostitute the election process. They destroy the sanctity of the votes and abet the entry of dishonest candidates into the corridors of power where they may do more harm. As the Bible says, one who is dishonest in very small matters is dishonest in great ones. One who commits dishonesty in his entry into an elective office through the prostitution of the electoral process cannot be reasonably expected to respect and adhere to the constitutional precept that a public office is a public trust, and that all government officials and employees must at all times be accountable to the people and exercise their duties with utmost responsibility, integrity, loyalty, and efficiency. (COMELEC v. Tagle, GR Nos. 148948 and 148951-60)

    Posted by JOMA | April 9, 2013, 2:55 am
  13. Pls!!! Vote wisely for the Better and more progressive Bangued..Hve a unity for evryone to mke our Municipality elevate into a City!!! Gidbless!!!

    Posted by Banguedenio!!! | April 10, 2013, 10:40 pm
  14. kalokohan . . . . . .traffic issue?..naglaka. . . . . . internet?. . . apo nagsimple. . . . ado unay a rason. . iti probleme iti bangued, awan iti DISIPLINA iti tattao gapo ta inrugi iti ngato. . . . . . simple lang iti problema ngem dakkel epekto na. . . . nu adda matiliw, suhol sigud diba?….nadamag tay dadduma isu ubraen da met aginggana amin nga tao, isu daytan iti ubraen dan. . .effect?….all are being fooled by a fool. . . .so anya iti problema?…. . . .damn!. . .simple laeng lakay akas kuna ditoy a site. . . . . .

    balyan iti ugali iti ngato, suruten iti amin. . . .

    HAAN YO A KILWEN ITI LINTEG URAY NU KABAGYAN YO WENNO KAPAMILYA YO tapno mamati iti tao kadakayo!@. . . . .nu pati dagita “bata” yo ket naturturay da pay ngem sikayo. . . gapo ta i-tolerat yo ida.. . .dayta iti kinagpayso iti amin nga gapo iti kaawan iti talna iti ili a bangued. . . . .nagalas nga denggen nya?..ngem isu gamin iti usto isu nga apektado ta lapayag yo!

    Posted by qif | April 11, 2013, 1:27 am
  15. Ngaw ngaw ka lang nga ngaw ngaw! Ibotos mo lattan ah ta kayat mon! Nya bibyang da… Ta ibotos ko met ti kayat kon!

    Posted by Joylibee | April 16, 2013, 10:51 am
  16. Correct!

    Posted by Joylibee | April 20, 2013, 9:18 pm
  17. Pare parihas kayo ketdi amin nga taga abra puro corrupt pati voters corrupt!!! Iso nga magulo kayo Dita everytime of election . Abra is a bad image of cordillera . Period

    Posted by corrupt | May 18, 2013, 7:23 pm

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