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Hired gunman admits to killing Valera couple

Dr. Mario "Ching" Valera's SUV after the ambush

Dr. Mario “Ching” Valera’s SUV after the ambush

Three months after the gruesome murder of Dr. and Mrs. Mario Valera, the gunman finally admits to the killings. The question remains, who ordered the killing?

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By Raymund Catindig, Charlie Lagasca (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines – A man who confessed last month to killing Abra congressman Luis Bersamin in 2006 has also admitted to killing a couple in La Union last May 23, a police official said yesterday.

Lindon Alzate, 31, a resident of Manabo town, said he shot dead doctor Mario Valera and his wife, Viana, along the Naguilian-Baguio Road, according to Chief Inspector George Dipalog, who heads the Bauang, La Union police force.

Alzate, who was arrested for illegal gun possession in Quezon City last month, was charged with double murder before the Department of Justice in connection with the couple’s slay, Dipalog said.

He added that witnesses also identified Alzate as the couple’s killer.

Alzate was arrested at a police checkpoint along J.P. Rizal street in Barangay Bagong Silangan while riding a motorcycle driven by Ronald Bolor after he was found carrying a .45 caliber pistol.

Police said Alzate, believed to be a gun-for-hire, was supposed to kill another target at the time of his arrest. Alzate was also reportedly involved in several slay attempts in Abra from 2006 to 2010.
http://www.philstar.com/metro/2013/08/11/1075521/hired-gunman-admits-killing-la-union-couple

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65 thoughts on “Hired gunman admits to killing Valera couple

  1. If Alzate spills the beans, it will solve 3 murders (I hope he also talk about his other missions). I would think the Bersamin and Valeras killings has different masterminds involved. I hope Alzate is in safe custody, if not he would be eliminated to stop him from divulging the people behind all these killings.

    Posted by mastermind | August 21, 2013, 12:31 am
  2. Let Vicsyd out if he’s not the mastermind. Kakaasi la diay tao nga naibalud ti basol sabali nga tao.

    Where is Dupo?

    Posted by Injustice | August 21, 2013, 2:59 am
  3. Amin nga kinadakes agpatingga.;Kinalinteg ken kinapudno laeng ti awan patinggana . Nupay mainaig dagitoy a kinaalas ti aramid ti agtuturay ken asoda, makapalag-an rikna ta makita nga in-inuten nga ‘ madalusan’ ti rugit ti Abra.
    Vicsyd maybe innocent because no other than justice Lucas B said before ” ita naliknawen ti pannakatay ti kabsatmi, ……nga aramid t balasiw ti karayan ……..no saanak koma nga maimpeach ……….., matulongak ” ngem sinno koma ti masterminds ti pannakatay da mayor Benwaren, mayor Sigundo, SP Bersamin. Atty Pre? Sapay koma ta ad-adu pay nga mystrio ti pammapatay ti maamuan ti pudno babaen ken daytoy Alzate ken Bolor. Let us give thanks to The Lord for this toward peace development.

    Posted by Tagamasid | August 21, 2013, 8:34 am
    • “No saanak koma nga maimpeach…..” Why is Justice Lucas so afraid of impeachment? Well, he should. In the heat of the search for hard evidence against the corrupt Corona, members of the prosecution team, specifically Congressman Neil Tupas stumbled upon evidence of graft and corruption against Lucas Bersamin and Presbiterio Velasco. These two members of the Supreme Court were supposed to be next in the impeachment line to Corona. That was perhaps the reason why Lucas Bersamin was seen several times on national television lustily cheering while the corrupt Corona was speaking to the crowd. Perhaps, he may have thought, if Corona escapes impeachment, he too would be spared. He was wrong, dead wrong. I would recommend the book, “Shadow of Doubt” written by Maritess Danguilan-Vitug to people who may want to know how Lucas Bersamin became associate justice of the Supreme Court despite his lack of qualifications. Readers would also know how Justice Antonio Carpio made minced meat out of Lucas showing him very clearly that they were not intellectual peers. By the way, justices of the Supreme Court moved heaven and earth to prevent Mrs. Vitug from publishing this book, to the extent of filing a case against her. The justices were also able to intimidate owners of big bookstores to refrain from selling the book. Mrs. Socorro Ramos, owner of National Bookstore was one of those who succumbed to the intimidation. It was only through the tireless efforts of my son that I was able to get my copy of the book. Read it and you will find out how corrupt to the core the justice system in the Philippines is.

      Posted by pedro abreno | August 21, 2013, 4:49 pm
    • I wonder where you got your alleged quotes from Justice Bersamin. He never made such statements. The murder case of my Uncle Chito is still pending before a court of law, and from the start, Justice Bersamin never made any statements as regards the merits of the case, except as to its status. In fact, he is not in the habit of expressing his opinions in pending cases out of respect to the court.
      Please refrain from speculating on what his thoughts are about the case. It is misleading the public.
      If you really must know what he thinks, why not ask him personally? He may entertain you.

      Posted by Atty. Pia Cristina B. Bersamin | August 28, 2013, 11:25 pm
  4. “Shadow of Doubt” written by Maritess Danguilan-Vitug to people who may want to know how Lucas Bersamin became associate justice of the Supreme Court despite his lack of qualifications.

    Posted by steve | August 22, 2013, 3:48 am
    • There should not be conclusions based upon the book written by a writer, especially when it subjected certain
      people, Sometimes author makes numerous twists and distortions of facts and events, to make more fascinations for the reader/s, and making the book very saleable (more money). Just remember, a writer easily makes a story.

      Posted by Rolando G. Bukaneg | September 28, 2013, 8:52 pm
  5. When I heard about Vicsyd in jail, I was very heartbroken even we had that slight misunderstanding. . I had always been making a joke in facebook that if they hire me to represent him, I could win his case based on my “diskarte” of the case. His nephew in Dolores had always been thanking me. I told the same thing to his closest friend…Bobbie Astudillo and Zinia Astudillo. We talked and talked about his inarceration. I always told them, it’s impossible. Knowing him (Vicsyd) I won’t believe he could do such a crime. Now that there is someone claiming the murder of Cong. Chito, he should be released as soon as possible.
    . Abrenians can rally for this release.

    Posted by comli2013 | August 22, 2013, 1:20 pm
    • I have written in my post way back about the conspiracy to grab power from Gov. Vicsyd Valera but those who knew no better derided me for it, asking pointedly, “what power grab”? The murder of Chito Bersamin was the catalyst for the power grab because Chito and Vicsyd are unbeatable in a fair and honest election because of their popularity. Whether they indeed served the interests of the greater majority of Abrenos is another story. Not even in his wildest dreams could Takit Bersamin see himself as governor of Abra. It was handed to him on a silver platter through the murder of his brother and the machinations of the most evil PNP Regional Director to serve in the Cordilleras in the person of Eugene Martin. The Bersamins are enjoying the fruits of governance and Lucas is waiting on the wings to dip his dirty finger in Abra politics too. That is the reason they have not made any move to rectify their mistake in sending Vicsyd Valera to jail through all means, fair and foul. Before anyone gets fooled again by another Bersamin, let me warn my fellow Abrenos to be extra careful in pushing for the candidacy of Lucas Bersamin for any political position. He is not the clean and honest person he purports to be. In due time, I will expose his shenanigans. He has many skeletons in his closet. The evil that men do will not be forgotten. Even after death they will be condemned for it. BETTER A LITTLE GAINED HONESTLY THAN A STACK GAINED THROUGH PLUNDER AND JUSTICE FOR SALE.

      Posted by pedro abreno | August 22, 2013, 4:39 pm
      • Hey Pedro, I like your style. I am with you all the way with injustice Lucas. He is one of the most corrupt justice in QC with his little BiG gopher Freddie Fair. VV deserved to be let out from his 4×4 cell. The replacements are more corrupt than ever. Yes you, Eustaquio Bersamin, Dominic Valera and Bernos’ family. VV is no saint also but look at what’s happening now with our province. Lucas is now building a house in Zone 7 that also cause the flood in the neighborhood. Just watch this coming election. It will be Eustaquio and Lucas tag team.

        Posted by Anak ti Abra | August 22, 2013, 6:29 pm
      • Now, may I please ask you Pedro, is there some sort of a “mastermind” or a “manipulator” on the correlated events
        you have detailed in your above-post ( murder of Chito/jailing of Vicsyd/machinations of Eugene M. ? I am sure you
        have some answer, as it appears you are an intelligent and well-informed person. Appreciate your response.

        Posted by Rolando G. Bukaneg | September 28, 2013, 9:19 pm
      • if vicsyd has nothing to do with the murder of chito then ask chary to withdraw the case against him. ganun lng kasimple you know the bersamins know s very well to play their cards, takit by being tulpak and pingi for him to be saint in the eyes of abrenian and now they want to create doubt that vicsyd is not the real mastermind so that their foes will be blamed. hope all of them will join vicsyde in his cell

        POSTED BY ERIC SHAWN | MARCH 29, 2014, 9:58 AM
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        Posted by eric shawn | June 23, 2014, 6:58 am
  6. Now my friends you are Lawyer and journalist, I just want to to tell you right now that you a bunch of Idiot pertaining about Lucas Bersamin and you are talking for impeachment,you know Gentlemen, this is not really the case. We are talking about this two individuals who are involved with MURDER, why in the world about this situation, you are just talking about Bersamin how he became a Justice of Supreme Court? Ti saludsod no sinno ti NAG-ORDER ti Pimmatay kadaguitoy nga TATTA_O. Sika Pedro Abrenio sao ka la nga sao English ka nga Englis, ti kayat mi nga Maauan no sinno ti NAGBANDAR.Your really something else, just because your English is from Heaven to Earth.

    Posted by Bartek Tuleng | August 22, 2013, 6:10 pm
  7. Pedro Abrenio you think you are the best talking and Talking just because you could express all what yuou want to tel to the the people, but I will tell you in ILOCANO addu pay ti ibabagbagam nga awan a pulos ti kakaiskan na SAAN nga gapu ta Ag English kan ket nalaing ka unayen, ibagak kenka uray ABUGAGO ka you are not a genius cause kas ka la tay ta-o nga napasindyag gapu Ammom ti English..

    Posted by Bartek Tuleng | August 22, 2013, 6:22 pm
    • BARTEK TULENG, first of all, I am not a lawyer. Second, if you read the posts in this thread, I was just posting my comment on the statements of TAGAMASID. Third, I never claimed to be a genius. I am simply a keen observer of politics. I respect everybody’s opinion even if it is done in an uncivilized and uncouth manner. I will not dignify your uncivilized behavior by going back and forth with you. I will just pray for you. You are very “polite”.

      Posted by pedro abreno | August 22, 2013, 6:51 pm
  8. Wen, ayayabak da Blackie, syokie, Palakopak, ken dacayo amin, awan basol tato ta ti saludsod no no sinno ti Nagmandar. Saan kayo nga agbuteng ta daytoy ket ISTORYA LAENG, LOVEYOU ALL.

    Posted by Bartek Tuleng | August 22, 2013, 6:46 pm
    • BARTEK TULENG, review your posts in the thread, “Abra Fiscals Hands Stricken out in Mayor-Father Killing Rampage Raps, specifically your posts last August 19 at 5:49PM, 5:52PM and August 20 at 6:49AM, 11:54AM, 6:04PM, and 8:32PM. All of these posts have nothing to do with the topic of the thread. Shame on you for taking me to task for something you yourself do over and over again. There are so many posts in Abrenian.com that are irrelevant to the topic but find relevance because they are done in response or to comment on a previous post. So why pick on me? I have always maintained my civility and courtesy even under the most vicious attacks on my person. Have you heard me chide people for wrong grammar? Never, because I respect everyone and I never look down on people participating through their comments and observations. If there is something wrong and I know that there are times I am wrong, tell me in a civilized manner. The way we agree or disagree with people speaks volumes about the kind of education we had and the way we were brought up by our parents. I hope we can all act like decent and respectable people.

      Posted by pedro abreno | August 22, 2013, 7:44 pm
    • Ayswos! nia ya ti paggar-aryanggaam ditoy, padre tuls? Makitak ket medyo inarrabismo met sa-sao ni apo abreno! Bay-am kadi ta aginglis latta ta kas kunana no spokening ilokano fluently kano met suna, piri! Taga-Abra ngem sa Maynila dimmakkel sa. Su palobobosam latta a nga mangipasaksak inglisna. Ken makitak ket mayat metten inglismo . . kurang la bassit ti coherence-na. Ngem mayat, sika . . . adda pay bunch of idiot nga inka impalapal, yors. Talaga met nga kaska la tumirtira nga senador dita Canadan, yors. . . Sinno ngata ya nga agpayso ti nangmandar ken Alzate nga nangpaltog ken deydi Apo Chito?! Sinno ngata met ti nangmandar nga patayen ni Alzate ti anak ken manugang ni Dr. Clarito Valera?! Baka sumelasu nga banana equals saba nga dakkel a TAO! La, pareng tuls, dika unay pagpopodotan ni Ser Abreno . . . . itiram latta kadi ta Canadian englishmo . . . itiram man ketdi ta frenchmo ta maspelan ni ser abreno nga mangbasa. hehehe

      Posted by syoke | May 20, 2014, 5:42 pm
  9. I am totally agree with you Bartek Tuleng , ta saan met nga daytoy Obet ni Lucas ken dadumapay iti intay koma pagsasag pawen ken pagsasaritaan idtoy nga tread no diket pangep kadagitoy nagamin iti naka am ames nga panangpatay da kenni Congressman Bersamin ken ni Dr and mrs Ching Valera nga awan sabali nga da Lindon Alzate kenni Ronald Bolor..no siasinno manen nga ponso pilato ti nagmandar…malaksid no sika Pedro Abrenio ti nagmandar ta balak mo nga isabali ti topiko….

    Posted by palileng | August 22, 2013, 6:55 pm
    • PALILENG, I will not stoop to your level. I will just pray for you. I will not chide anybody for murdering the English language but comments that are below the belt and comments using foul language have no place in a civilized world.

      Posted by pedro abreno | August 22, 2013, 7:49 pm
      • ilokano koma apo tay sarita tayu amin idtoy atopiko tapno intay amin makapartisipar…

        Posted by nognog | August 23, 2013, 3:41 am
      • ney apayen nga kasta met ti songbat mon..Pedro Abrenio ..agilokano ka ta bareng agkinna awatan ta ..Wrong gramar met ngarud ti Englesh mo pasaksak mo latta..you are insane ..level yourself to the moon and the stars..dreaam to be an astronaut and roket yourself to the moon and find your fellow astronaut to talk with..you find very smart to yourself here in abrenian.com but look yourself what is your job here in America..

        Posted by palileng | August 23, 2013, 10:27 am
      • Ney, sus murderer ka gayam pareng Tuleng. Bag man laeng ta inglis la ti minardermo! LOL

        Posted by syoke | May 20, 2014, 5:45 pm
  10. Bartek Tuleng, your sophism is totally out of nowhere. Don’t be hysterical and let Pedro Abrenio spill the beans and we will see if what he got, if it is implied or explicit, in that way we can discern and see if we clap our hands or stand aside and wait and see. Rather shall we say what he got is a fact or not. Coz now I am also trying to got hold of that book “Shadow of Doubt”. Just drink your “Dirty Mama” and relax, he, he, he, or would you like another mixture, the Japanese “Kamikaze”.

    Posted by Bodong | August 22, 2013, 7:01 pm
  11. BTW, there is one guy here before who live in San Francisco who usually comment that the family of Chari know who the mastermind is. It looks like there is a truth about it, with the expos’e of Lindon Alzate. And it seems it is pointing somewhere right near “cinco pecados” (just a wild guest).

    Posted by Bodong | August 22, 2013, 7:21 pm
    • wen siak ti nangibaga idi ngem let us here what Pedro Abrenio wanna prove..o.k ag English tay ngaruden no isu tay kayat yo..i

      Posted by palileng | August 23, 2013, 10:34 am
      • hear? as in denggen kabsat palileng? kada just a wild guest? or guess? bisita or pagto pare bodong? rigat na kenyatayo nalaing tayo nga mangpansin iti madi nga aramid ti pada tayo… di ket koma pagtitinnulungan nga solbaren amin nga parikut ti tumunggal maysa tapno nasaysayaat ti panagdur as ken maliklikan ti kinapanglaw ta awan ton ti pabaybayadan nga pumatay ti pada tayo a tao…

        Posted by PANGA | August 24, 2013, 10:40 am
      • Okay, I am agree with you, Palileng. Let us here what Ser Abreno wanna say and prove! hehehe . .Whew!

        Posted by syoke | May 20, 2014, 5:47 pm
  12. Okay thank you so much Bodong for your advice,Well sometimes nobody here will help me Just Because I’m Bartek Tuleng I love you. All, like somebody to spill the beans so that we know the truth.

    Posted by Bartek Tuleng | August 22, 2013, 7:43 pm
  13. Yes Sir, do you think the PNP doesn’t know who are involved with this two who are the KILLERs killed those poor Guys,in Bangued Abra? You know We we want th e TRUTH , please send us an updated news. Thanks.

    Posted by Bartek Tuleng | August 22, 2013, 8:29 pm
    • RIP English.

      Posted by Boss | August 22, 2013, 8:51 pm
    • If you are a die-hard political supporter Bartek Tuleng, you have nothing to worry about for all what we have had read here were just allegations that are inadmissible hard facts in the court of law. Please don’t let your emotion embarrasses or hurts you for the delight of others who might not even care to comfort you when you needed one. It seems that you are a nice and funny guy that you don’t deserve to get hurt with the legal problem of others even they are your close relatives or friends for their still a law that settles it. Just remain calm, happy, and funny and never allow yourself again to be stressed or bothered for this is so bad with your healthy mind and body. We just wait how justice prevails during the prosecution if there will be one for Sir Pedro or anybody else has all the rights to exercise their freedom of expression as guaranteed by the Constitution. Say sorry my friend, will you? Thanks and I will say sorry too if ever this humble piece of mine will offend you.

      Posted by palakopak | August 22, 2013, 9:58 pm
  14. Ilokano opisyal nga lenguahe tayo koma apo tapno intay amin ma-awatan ti intay pagsasarita-an a topiko

    Posted by palpalatok | August 22, 2013, 9:35 pm
    • Denggem Bartek Tuleng. Sika lang ti di maaw-awatan ti English na ditoy.

      Posted by Boss | August 22, 2013, 11:09 pm
      • peace to all

        Posted by Godfather | August 23, 2013, 12:50 am
      • The truth is Bartek Tuleng could use proper English grammar if he wants to. He prefers to do the opposite just to give us fun for sometimes we are too serious, no more, no less. Do you think he was damn serious in chiding Sir Pedro? No….It was only his technique to force him in talking some more because he too likes what the man were imparting or sharing with us. Like some of us he is lucky too because we still have someone like Sir Pedro who have knowledge in any field of paramount importance where most of us were lack of it. Who wouldn’t be impressed with him who unselfishly dealing with us despite of the negative feedback that he received sometimes? This man is different far above from our category but still he got out from his box because of his impeccable love to his province in particular but to his constituents in general who are still bleeding with despicable poverty and fear from harassment and intimidation that might end their life in either way.
        My dearest friend Bartek and others, if you couldn’t handle someone or anything on this thread let’s go to the thread “Tangadan Top Performing School………and take it with our hearts the message of Pokpo-kikiang. It really does help especially with someone with agitated heart and mind. Then, it’s good to try the website shared/posted by Joan for it gives more fun or surprises than pain that we never did expect. But it’s to you though,,,,,agsipud ta ad-addu ti mapaisem wenno maparagsak mo nga Abrenians kadayta style yo ken Syoke and others. Maikkat ti stress da ket ti panagkunak agyaman da koma ken tultuladin da koma ti kina-professional ni Sir Pedro nga saan nga mang-chide ti style tayo nga agpakpakatawa laeng. Nevertheless, I’m so sorry if ever I will offend or has already offended someone for it’s not my style to hurt someone’s feeling.

        Posted by palakopak | August 23, 2013, 9:15 am
        • But it’s up to you though BT,,,..agsipud ta uray siak ket mapapaisemak met pay kadaytoy killo-killo nga english bonolan ko nga umanayen nga maikkat ti boring nga agmalem ko, aglalo koma no adda ag-react nga kasla ken ni supremo, tagamasid, syoke, ken Sir Pedro. Di ba para tayong agkal-kalap lang dito na mapaisem ng todo kung may sumungbat kadatayo, negatively or positively the moment we checked/browsed our post/s here? It’s just like a game that might affect us emotionally if we will not heed beyond and above the art of forgiveness and apology. Hi..hi..hi..tama ba ang english ko? Bahala na nga kayo, anong pakialam ko sa inyo, gusto ko lang happy kayo…

          Posted by palakopak | August 23, 2013, 9:38 am
      • Boss, I can understang fully the English-spokening of ser bart-tuleng. Hik!

        Posted by syoke | May 20, 2014, 5:49 pm
    • Agsublika kadua sadiay “homepage”, ania pannakisurat ti parupana? “Welcome to ….”, english saan? Sapay ngarud nga ibagam nga “Ilokano opisyal nga lenguahe tayo ….”. No agpayso nga Ilokano ti opisyal nga lengahe tayo, sapay ngarud nga dagiti government documents (National and Provincial) are printed in English? Adda kadin naawatmo nga “Warrant of Arrest” iti Ilokano nga pananakaisuratna? Just asking.

      Posted by Genti | August 23, 2013, 10:42 am
  15. TAGA CABOLOAN SI BOLOR..TAGA CABOLOAN IS DIE HARD NA TAO AT BATA NI DOMSKI

    Posted by Gayyem | August 23, 2013, 4:12 am
  16. APAY NGA DI YO IBAGA NO ASINNO TI MASTERMIND..KUNG LUNA TALAGA AY SABIHIN NA..THEY HAVE NO POWER AT ALL..SUSPENSE ATA KASI BAKA IBA ANG MASTERMIND..NA WOW MALI NA NAMAN

    Posted by Gayyem | August 23, 2013, 4:14 am
  17. Gayyem, diak nagkamali ti pattapatta. (cinco pecados)

    Posted by Bodong | August 23, 2013, 5:27 am
  18. admission of guilt. bersamin case ay umoosok na. inamin na involved sila at may participation sa kaso. why not na di lumabas sa kasagsagan ng investigation noon na may kasama sila. systematic pa naman ang mga affidavit ng nag file ng kaso, dapat nun pa na kasama yan..fall guy ba yong mga nauna pra sa manipulation kay vicente varela

    Posted by Gayyem | August 23, 2013, 6:22 am
  19. Kadakayo gagayyem mi, mabalin kadi nga ILOKANO ti usaren tayo ditoy ken iti sumarsaruno nga komento tayo ta maawatan ti kaadwan nga Abreno nga agbasbasa ti komento ditoy abrenian.com. Kenka Pedro Abreno ken dadduma pay nga inglesero ditoy, madi yo kadi ammo ti agilokano gagayyem? Kas kuna ni gayyem Sysop “SIMPLE LAENG LAKAY”. Kas kaniak koma nga simple nga mannalon laeng, maawatak garud ta lab-labiden yo appo nga inglesero? Makaawatak met a ngem bassit laeng. Ammok nga adu kanyayo ditoy ti professionals ken adda idta america nga agkom-komento ngem ti ammok ket diyo pay laeng met nalipatan ti agilokano. Saan kayo koma apo nga napaidam nga mangipakaamo ta ammo yo babaen ti panangusar yo ti pagsasao tayo nga iloko tapno maawatan ti kaadwan nga abreno. Agbiag ti Abra.

    Posted by KURAD | August 23, 2013, 11:07 am
    • Siakon sumungbat, gyem kurad. Guray agkudkudak pay. Nagatel kurakdo. hehehe. Ni apo abreno ket sa Manila dimmakkel . . . entonces, not very good ti ilokanona. Su inglis laengen ta su ti paglainganna. Ti ammok ket no saan nga Ateneo ket U.P. ti nagbasaanna. Su nga he can express or articulate his ideas and comments with so much ease. Tirak met inglisko a ta di la ni tek-tuls ti tumirtirada. hehehe

      Posted by syoke | May 20, 2014, 5:53 pm
  20. Abrenians. Com is highly educational, entertaining and a theater where racial discriminations has no place to exist. Adda ditoy ni P. Abrenio nga siaanus nga mangiparparaman ti kinabaknang ti panpanunotna ken technical knowhow on any topics; dr Leo in area of science n medicine , Palakopak n b Tuleng nga mangrayray-aw kada tayo tapno saan daras aglakay/agbaket, mannalon n Itnigak nga sipakumbaba nga mangamin ti patingga ti kabailanda ti English ken kakabsat nga makalipat ti kinapateg ti natanang nga comentayo. Pudno unay nga naipadpaduma ti panangurnos ti napilpili nga sarita ti ar-aramaten n P. Abrenio. Ngem masayanganak kadagiti pada nga participants no agpayso nga saanda nga maawatan. There is really ‘ gold mine’ on his posts. I believe, he is one of our great authors of books, well known professor of universities and probably had the opportunity to go US or London when still young that’s why he doesn’t use our Ilocano nor Pilipino language anymore . Kas kaaduan nga nadidinaak ti panagpasiarko diay US, adu ti makaawat ti ilocano nga dimmakkek sa diay ngem marigatandan nga agsarita. Uray ni Dr Leo, saan payen nga agsurat ti Ilocano ta siguro natartarus ti English kaniadan. Maawatan tayo ngarud koma ti sasaadenda ken agyaman tayo ti adu ti kinanusda.

    Posted by Tagamasid | August 23, 2013, 2:23 pm
    • Thank you Tagamasid for your kind words. May I inform you that I have never been to the U.S.A. or London. I and all the members of my family have never worked in government and we have never ventured into politics. I was blessed to have the best education money can buy in our country. I was in grammar school when I was barely 4 years old. I worked for over ten years as Vice-President for operations in a private corporation. I was also blessed with the opportunity to lecture at the University of Life and the TLRC. I was the features editor of the school paper and I was the editor-in-chief of a reputable service orgnization with members throughout the world. I am a voracious reader and I have a library of my own. I spend most of my money on books. For the better part of my life I engaged in business with my brothers. I have no political alliance with anybody. I do not need to suck up to politicians or government officials to get ahead in life. There is nothing I want but a better life for our people. People criticize me for writing in English instead of Ilocano. Tagamasid, I was raised by my parents in Metro Manila. That is where I grew up, studied, worked and engaged in business. I relocated to Bangued when I retired some 24 years ago. I understand Ilocano fairly well but I have a problem writing in Ilocano. I would have written all my posts in Ilocano if only I knew. I am in the twilight of my life. I have dedicated the rest of my life to inform our people about the raging issues that affect them with the end in view of empowering them. There are people who will agree with me and there are some who will not. To me, that is fair enough. If my concern for the issues that will lead to a better life for our people will be the stick some people would use to beat me with, then so be it. I do not ask people to agree with everything I say, I only ask for respect, decency and civility. If I make mistakes and I surely will, people can correct me. I am a living and breathing human being who is far from perfect. But my parents brought me up to be a God-fearing, respectful and helpful soul. God bless.

      Posted by pedro abreno | August 23, 2013, 4:41 pm
      • Mr. P. Abreno,

        if you don’t mind email me that would be great. sysop@abrenian.com

        thanks
        SysOp

        Posted by SysOp | August 23, 2013, 4:56 pm
      • Your upbringing, schooling, and accomplishments are very admirable and enviable Mr. Abreno. I planned to be in
        Bangued sometime during first quarter of next year (2014), this will be my first visit of the place. It looks you are
        well-informed about Abra (Bangued in particular), and I appreciate your thoughts and ideas. Been in Tangadan
        when I was a kid.
        I like to know more about Abra, including its political aspect, so I wish to meet you during my visit.Appreciate your
        response through my email address ( annaktiabra@gmail.com). Thank you.

        Posted by Rolando G. Bukaneg | September 28, 2013, 10:02 pm
  21. No wonder you have a great reservoir of wisdom sir P Abrenio! Participants here like me are blessed to be benefited from your unselfish display of great thoughts and ideas . The way you accept negative comments and attempt to disagree on some others opinion is so refined and very professional is worth emulating. I know little by little, we, who sometime used words devoid of decency will be influenced by your examples. Kung maari sana, suggestion ko, paminsan minsan, gumamit kayo ng Filipino at lalong mapapakinabangan ang inyong mga magagandang mensahe.

    Election manen ket kasapulan ti palpalaguip kadagiti botantes. Ti kaadu nga padasyo ti biag, agraman ken ms Omli River Cross, etc., apay dila mabalin nga maaramat ti Radio with the coordination of COMELEC tapno mabayabay ti kaaduan nga mangammo ken mangaramid dagiti napapateg banag maipangguep ti rebbengen ti maysa nga botantes. Adu wenno kaaduan ti kailian ket kuarta laeng ti napateg isu nga saan nga agsukat ti kasasaad ken agturay ti Abra. Maybe the church/churches n NGOs will join hands to help re’educate’ our voters for their rights and responsibilities. Whatever actions toward this suggestion will be most welcomed by many (I believe).

    Posted by Tagamasid | August 24, 2013, 8:20 am
  22. Ladies and gentlemen, good evening (West) – – good morning (East)! What the hecK is happening in this thread?! Pagririryanyo met ti lenguaje nga maus-usar ditoyen! Brtek-tuleng, ipasaksakmo latta ta inglismo, gyem, uray no di agsusurot. Bay-am met daguita mayat ti panagininglisna ta uray ket dida met sa bibiangan ta inglismo, gyem. Ket ni Mr. Abreno, nalaing nga mangipeksa ti thoughtsna ti inglis gapu ta kas kunana nagadal ti nasayaat nga school. Su a very articulate, gyem. Tapno maasa ti inglismo, no addaka dita Canada inka diay walmart ta aglakoda ti Painless Grammar (books) by Rebecca Elliott. Modesty aside, I write articles . . and this grammar book is like my “sidekick.” Okay, ditay pagririryan ti mausar nga lenguaje . . . inglis, ilokano, itneg, ken uray pay espanyol ta second languagetayo met ti espanyol kas inglis. Yo hablo espanggol poquito porque he estudiado en Universidad de Pitonggo de Don quijote de la MANSO. Odio marimachos , pero quiero muy mucho mujeres hermosas y jovenes. Bibinka-amoy-ummaaa (lol).

    Posted by blackie | August 27, 2013, 9:28 pm
  23. Buenas Malas Seniores y Senioras!

    Posted by MOKONG | March 19, 2014, 11:38 pm
    • if vicsyd has nothing to do with the murder of chito then ask chary to withdraw the case against him. ganun lng kasimple you know the bersamins know s very well to play their cards, takit by being tulpak and pingi for him to be saint in the eyes of abrenian and now they want to create doubt that vicsyd is not the real mastermind so that their foes will be blamed. hope all of them will join vicsyde in his cell

      Posted by eric shawn | March 29, 2014, 9:58 am
  24. ammo daguita nga bersamin no sinno ti utek ti pammapatay idi pay lang, ngem nagulimek da ta kayat da met nga gundawayan ti tumugaw.

    Posted by palatipot | February 7, 2015, 12:31 am

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