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DBM releases excise tax shares to Cordi provinces

Abra Tobacco Industry

Abra Tobacco Industry

I hope this money goes back to the farmers who are breaking their backs everyday from their tabacco fields. Or is this just another war chest for incumbent politicians to be used in the up coming elections? – SysOp


By Giovani Joy Fontanilla

THE Department of Budget has released the shares of Abra, Kalinga and Mt. Province in tobacco excise tax collection in 2012.

The Special Allotment Release Orders (SAROs) and the Notices of Cash Allocations (NCAs) were released by the DBM to local government units producing burley and native tobaccos and manufacturing Virginia-type cigarettes.

Initially, a portion of the total tobacco excise tax shares amounting to P3.45 billion was released by the DBM which is divided among tobacco producing and manufacturing LGUs.

Of the amount, Abra has a share of P432,631,219 from the 2012 excise tax of its 5,200,727.70 kilograms of locally-manufactured Virginia-type cigarettes.

The provincial government of Abra has a share of P185,413,380 and the rest of the amount is the share of the tobacco producing and Virginia-type cigarette manufacturing municipalities.

The LGU breakdown is as follows: P46,102,811 for the municipality of Pilar; P26,803,492 for Villaviciosa; P22,320,886 for San Isidro; P14,030,526 for Pidigan; P13,339,852 for Tayum; P12,840,740 for Luba; and P10,649,249 for Bangued.

A share of P4,888,632 is given to Bucay; P4,592,167 for Danglas; P5,678,953 for Dolores; P4,622,803 for Manabo; P7,150,347 for Penarubbia; P4,675,852 for Sal-lapadan; P6,791,384 for San Juan; P6,752,013 for San Quintin; P4,578,109 for Tineg; and P5,618,943 for Tubo.

The municipalities of Boliney, Bucloc, Daguioman, La Paz, Lacub, Lagangilag, Langiden, Langayan, Licuan-Baay, and Malibcong also gets a share of P4,578,108 each.

From the 2012 collection of burley and native tobacco excise tax, Abra has a share of P359,918 for its; Kalinga has P26,665 and Mt. Province has P18,054.

These provinces has a volume production of 105,038 kilograms; 7,782 kilograms; and 4,269 kilograms of burley and native tobacco respectively.

LGUs can download the funds only after documentary requirements pursuant to Local Budget Memorandum no. 69 has been submitted to the DBM-CAR.

These documents include a list of projects and programs relative to tobacco farming, livelihood, capacity-building, infrastructure and agro-industrial projects to be implemented using the fund with supporting documents such as the approved City Council ordinance or resolution for the projects/programs, the mechanism and period of implementation, and the projected and estimated number of beneficiaries.

The projects and/or programs should be included in the Annual Investment Program and they should have a Copy of Certificate of Registration from the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as a Copy of Certificate of Accreditation from the Cooperative Development Authority.

The 15 percent share of the LGUs from the incremental revenue from the excise tax on tobacco products and locally manufactured Virginia-type cigarettes is in accordance with the Republic Act 8240 and RA 7171.

In a statement, DBM secretary Florencio Abad said the allotment of shares is for tobacco farmers and cigarette manufacturers to sustain the industry.

“Tobacco farmers will now have the budgetary support to develop their self-reliance through livelihood and cooperative projects that can help increase their productivity or enhance their income,” he said.

“More than just strengthening the LGUs the benefit from the releases, the proceed from the taxes give these LGUs more economic opportunities. In the end, the progress of the tobacco industry also sustains the country’s overall economic expansion and exclusive development,” he added.

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/baguio/local-news/2015/03/05/dbm-releases-excise-tax-shares-cordi-provinces-395872

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92 thoughts on “DBM releases excise tax shares to Cordi provinces

  1. sapay koma apo nga agtuturay ta inkam met koma maramanan detoy tobacco excise tax nga inkam mabasbasa toy pagiwarnak kona met dagitoy cheezmosa nga inkay met naytadi ken nay casino t
    amin manen piman kampay nga agmulmula ti tabako

    Posted by MANG KEPWENG | March 20, 2015, 1:20 am
    • Wala talaga yan kc pg binigay yan sa mga mayor meron tongpats kinukuha si koliglig kaya ung mayor d na impliment for the upliftment if tobaco farmers.

      Posted by eric shawn | March 20, 2015, 5:04 am
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      Posted by Rustico Reynante | March 20, 2015, 9:40 am
  2. Hahahahahahahahahhahaha…in your dreams…..the COA and other collaborators? hahahahahahaaa…..Wait for Duterte to become our President! Our province is doomed and we need someone like Moses and King David in the Bible. The King sacrificed more than his life and honor just to free his country from the bondage of poverty and injustices brought-forth by King Saul for how many decades. And Moses did the unthinkable by crossing the Red Sea and stayed patiently in the wilderness for 40 years just to save his or God’s people from the bondage of slavery. Now, who is the most qualified to duplicate the courage and loving-kindness of these ancient heroes among the alleged presidential candidates that this excise tax share and other benefits will be delivered to the poor majority?

    Posted by damaso | March 20, 2015, 5:38 pm
    • Tagamasid moses n israeli did not cross the red sea as u have shown in the tv they crossrd the sea when it was low tide. They stayed fir forty years in the desert if you s3e the map the egypyt frm israel u clf only take 15 days to travel by foot meaning dnt rely so much the old testament tagamasid.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 4, 2015, 9:11 am
      • Wow!!!!! Ni Eric adda bukod na nga biblia.. Kitam man ketdi Eric no adda met laeng ti danum na ta Red Sea dta history book mo ta dtoy Malabbaga (RED RIVER) karayan ket ngangani agketdetten tatta semana, he, he,

        Posted by mokong | April 7, 2015, 2:22 am
  3. kalta kaltas manen. from the top. hahaha.

    Posted by disipulo ni Rizal | March 20, 2015, 6:28 pm
    • TOTOO PALA ANG KASABIHAN NA ANG DEMONYO AY WALA SA IMPIERNO KUNDI NANDITO SA PANGANGATAWAN NI KOLIGLIG KAMI ANG NAGHIRAP IBA ANG NAKINABANG HAY DIASKE A BIAG DETOYEN TA LALO PAY NGA RIMMIGATEN TA NAYTADI YO MET GAYAMEN DETOY EXCISE TAX A PARA KANYAMI NGA MANALON TI TABAKKON…AGUR URAY KAM GAYAM TI AWAN NANIPUD NAGTURAY NI KOLIGLIG PANAY KAYO NGA KARI A KARI NGEM NA MAGIC GAYAMEN AGPOLLO KAYTO AMIN DIABLO KAYO NGA PASOROT NI KOLIGLIG…AGYAMAN KAMI TI INKAY PINANGIPABLAAK DITOY A.COM ITI MAPASPASAMAK DETOY EXCISE TAX APO TA DIMI A TALAGA NGA AMMO MO ANYA TI NAPASAMAK NA DETOYEN TA KARI DA MET A KARI DIKAD PAY AGOR URAY KAM YI AWANEN PIMAN KAM PAY NGA MANALON TI TABAKKO

      Posted by MANONG JUANITO | March 20, 2015, 11:33 pm
  4. Agyamanak unay ta naipablaak met laengen daytoy tobacco excise tax RA 7171. Ngem nasakit unay ti reknak nga makaamo ti kadakkel ti buis ni pobre nga mannalon! Ti 432 m pesos nga buis ti 5 million kg ti virginia tobacco nga producto ti Abra equals 86 pesos tax per kilo. Dios ko! Ti average nga presio ti tabaco ket dipay umabot ti P 60! Per kilo! Anian nga pannakaidadanes ni pobre nga mannalon nga manggamullo ti panagmula manipud Sept. ingganat Abril. Kalpasanna, ad-adunto pay lang ti ibulsa ni mayor ngem ti agsubli ken mannalon nga mangpadur-as koma ti biagna.

    Pilar, where I worked for more than a decade still has dirt roads when I visited my friends around recently. But happy to note and to learn that the provincial road from poblacion Pilar to Dalit, with around 20 km which used to have only sporadic cemented parts is now completely cemented. This was completed by the support of gov Takit according to reliable informations I gathered from barangay captains n SBs . No awan ni gov. Ken ti KALAHI PROGRAM nga nangsemento ti Patad n Nagcanasan road, adu nga kalsada pay laeng ti saan nga nasemento sa diay ti laksid ti kadakkel ti share ti Pilar. Napanan ti kuarta? Naibagayon tadi,casino, mansions, luxury cars,investments here n abroad.

    Take note: RA7171 became a law in 1990 during the term of pres. Aquino. The share of provincial government this year is more than 185 m from the 432 m for the entire province. As I mentioned before, RA 7171 is giving our congressman n governor bigger amount than 70 m from PDAF. So you could imagine how much was received by the province before Takit’s . There are accuses against gov Takit which may be partly true, but what he has done good for our province is greater than what previous governors had done put together.

    Posted by TAGAMASID | March 22, 2015, 10:57 am
    • he is still a thief even he stole less than his predecessor Tagamasid. Magnanakaw na nga he let those killing happened for his political interest. Soon id the election will be held tomorrow a warrant will be issued those who let him killed innocent lives especialy if they oppose him this wkection. Yan tatak koliglig.

      Posted by eric shawn | March 24, 2015, 1:09 am
  5. Let us see if this said money will really benefits the tobaco farmers. Ta manipud pay idi napagbalin ni chavit dayta nga batas awan pay nagsyaatan dtoy Abra. Bag pay ni Syd Vasquez adda napatakder na nga tobaco drier jay san quintin. Su nga jak pati jak kita.

    Posted by mokong | March 23, 2015, 5:53 am
  6. Napya pay ti ABRECO ta uray saan nga agprodyus t tabaco ket adda subsidy nga aggapo t 7171 hehehe…..agtabako tay latta kaprobincyaan!

    Posted by Okel.....okel | March 23, 2015, 7:19 pm
  7. Pudno unay nga nag sakit ti rikna ti sagsagabaen ni mannalon! Where in the world could you find tax payer shouldering some 130 percent tax from his meager income? 60 pesos laeng ti bayad ti per kg., agbuis da ti nasurok nga 80 pesos per kg? Kalpasanna ad-adunto pay la ti I bulsa ni awan konsensyana nga agturay. Daytoy koma nga pannakairurumen dagiti appo nga mannalon ti kitaen dagiti lawmakers ken pres Pinoy ket mabaliwan daytoy tobacco excise tax RA 7171. It is a blatant insult added to injury for our poor tobacco farmers

    Posted by TAGAMASID | March 28, 2015, 5:56 am
  8. Therefore the Law is intended to have some loopholes for the politicians to keep the money intended for the poor farmers. There is no better way air your grivances farmers, it is only thru revolution, alsa masa ti kasayastan.

    Posted by mokong | March 29, 2015, 12:33 am
  9. Wait! Maybe Duterte or Lacson could end our miseries if either will become our next
    President.

    Posted by damaso | March 29, 2015, 3:27 pm
    • If he will win padre the three milestone laws which were enacted by pinoy administration like the enforced disappearance kasambahay law n the conpesantion law for human rights victims will be repealed by duterte. N worst no more abrenian.com

      Posted by eric shawn | April 1, 2015, 7:52 am
  10. I agree with you DAMASO, either Duterte or Lacson is our biggest hope that our gains under Pinoy will be continued. Let us also campaign hard against political dynasties n d evil of vote buying.

    Brother MOKONG, the kind of revolution that I have in mind is for the farmers to stop planting tobacco because they are just like slaves of our heartless politicians. They instead plant other high valued crops such as corn, garlic, union etc. which are free of excise tax .

    Posted by TAGAMASID | March 30, 2015, 3:46 pm
    • Di na pakikialaman ng sino man presidente tungkol sa excise tax ng tabako na yan tagamasid pg no take ang tongpats ang gobernor he has the moral ascendancy over his mayors to give what is due to the farmers.

      Posted by eric shawn | March 30, 2015, 4:37 pm
      • This time I agree with you Eric Shawn.

        Posted by comli2013 | March 31, 2015, 2:53 pm
        • Laws could be amended; even our constitution the highest law of the land. It’s unfortunate that somebody aspiring to be a lawmaker does not know about amendments, and the influence of a president to a possible amendments of the provisions of a law like this corrupt infected law RA 7171. I believe the president who usually controls both congress and senate could suggest corrections of this RA to benefit the poor farmers instead of being used as milking cow of heartless politicians. I’m now convinced that such possible new hope for change does not deserve votes of Abrenians and my vote dreaming for change. The failure to hear the Huge Anouncement for the candidacy didn’t happen during the province festival only justify that everything is nothing but plain farce.

          Posted by TAGAMASID | April 9, 2015, 1:00 pm
        • Bhirap sau tagamasid gusto mo natuonal government ang mgaayos ng problema ng province parang sumasangayin ka na mahina talaga si takit kc kung meron syang political will maayos province natin like other province n cities wherein their political leaders like duterte whim u want ri be a president.

          Posted by eric shawn | April 10, 2015, 8:22 pm
    • I agree with you tagamasid but may i ask koliglig if he has a program for alernative livelihood of our farmers. it is not easy to start planting new variety of plants if there are no assistance n support frm the local government tagamasid. their capital n resources are borrowed frm the shark loan wherein the profits are enough only to pay the interest of yheir loan.

      Posted by eric shawn | March 31, 2015, 9:01 pm
      • To all my haters mgmunimuni muna tau this holy week mapa xtiano man kau o pagano lets mske this week holy by not browsing this web for a while. Peace koliglig repent frm ur sins.

        Posted by eric shawn | April 1, 2015, 6:56 am
  11. Our Lord Jesus Christ came, lived with us, crucified, and raised. But who or what really caused His death? Was it Judas the traitor-LOVER OF MONEY? The equally proud Herod or Palete? The envious priests on issue of blasphemy because Jesus claimed to be the Son of God or treason on tax against Cesaer? Or was it Love of God for us who are all sinners ( John 3:16), ‘ and the wages of sin is death…..? ( Romans 6:23)
    Our hope for salvation: confession of our sins, repentance, and belief on Him. (1 John1:9, Rm 10:9, Exekiel 18:30-32)

    Posted by TAGAMASID | April 3, 2015, 9:25 am
  12. Corruption are substantial threats to good governance, sustainable development, the democratic process and fair business practices. Bribery and corruption undermine attempts to achieve higher levels of economic and social welfare and impede efforts to reduce poverty. Corrupt actions also lead to loss of confidence in the public and private sector.
    Fellow abrenians, wake up remember the good will always prevail over bad deeds. Do not sell your VOTES come 2016 elections. Because the end results will be as bad as what you are thinking.

    Posted by Loud & Clear | April 8, 2015, 4:42 pm
  13. Testing testing…

    Posted by Carmelita Tagorda | April 9, 2015, 1:36 am
  14. Fellow abrenians who have sold their votes on the past elections, remember you have survived on the past 3 years without this small amount of money paid by this corrupt politicians who are now reaping every single cents they spend in paying you. I know from the very start that when you receive the money, you are duty bound to vote those who have paid you, unless otherwise you do not have concern on your life and physical being to vote a different candidate from the politicians who had paid you. Nowadays, I believed illiteracy does not exist in Abra or if there is any it is by statistics more or less 2 percent. So there is no reason why we can not discern which is which in choosing our candidates. And to those abrenians who have concern on our province and with unblemished reputation, come forward and challenge our present corrupt politicians. Rest assure that we will help you to get your needed vote to win against those bottomless money purse of this corrupt politicians. We have enough with the family of Dominic Valera which is more talk & slogans less work and good for making money in the guise of registrations and tax which not directed by the law, also to our present Governor who is expected to alleviate our present situation, especially political killings, has done nothing but hide under the SAYA of Ruby.
    We know very well that this two political kingpin in our province have their own goons to wade out those who criticized and opposed their self serving agenda.
    So THINK and DISCERN well before accepting those PPV (pay per vote) money.

    Posted by Loud & Clear | April 9, 2015, 4:53 am
    • Loud & Clear…Political Dynasties just have to be prohibited as constitutionally mandated to insure commitment to democratize election. Graft & Corruption is a shared responsibility. Its solutions depends not only on the quality of our leaders & public servants but more importantly on the civic spiritedness of every Filipino. It is a critical necessity to have active partners from vigilant citizens & organizations in the private sector in waging an effective war against corruption.

      In 2009 survey perceived the Philippines as the fourth most corrupt country in Asia.

      May each year is declared Anti-Graft and Corrupt Awareness month in line with the constitutional mandate in Section 28…Proclamation No. 591 (2004).

      Posted by Carmelita Tagorda | April 10, 2015, 2:42 am
    • Selling votes is not the sole cause of corrupt n inept leaders we have loud n clear i would say the information gap that most of the abrenian are experiencing. In a place where media n NGOs are actively doing their mandated task corruption is minimized in abra i cnt not even hear frm the radio condemning what is happening now even the ccag i cnt remember if they had initisted cases of corruption against our leaders thats why i salute jendrix despite that he is corrupt also he filed graft against takit who knows it will orosper then it will be an eye opener of our politicians.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 10, 2015, 8:51 am
    • May i remind my good frend loud n clear that despite of the multimillion loan that takit borrowed frm the bank abra has not graduated frm the top 20 poorest province in short the loan was not served its purpose instead a bigger poetion of the loan went into pockets of koliglig n his allies.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 10, 2015, 8:16 pm
  15. Loud & Clear…Political Dynasties just have to be prohibited as constitutionally mandated to insure commitment to democratize election. Graft & Corruption is a shared responsibility. Its solutions depends not only on the quality of our leaders & public servants but more importantly on the civic spiritedness of every Filipino. It is a critical necessity to have active partners from vigilant citizens & organizations in the private sector in waging an effective war against corruption.

    In 2009 survey perceived the Philippines as the fourth most corrupt country in Asia.

    May each year is declared Anti-Graft and Corrupt Awareness month in line with the constitutional mandate in Section 28…Proclamation No. 591 (2004).

    Posted by comli2013 | April 10, 2015, 2:44 am
    • Madam Comli, indeed we have the private organization which is during their first to 2nd year are very very active and do not care if their life is in danger, this is the CCAGG at the helm is Ms. Bersolona and Ms. Pura.They are fearless and outspoken, but after a decade it wane out and so far accomplished less.
      We are hoping that you have file your candidacy and hoping that you could make a big difference from the present situation in Abra. As saying goes; it there is a will then there is a way. Because, at present there is no candidate to go against this greedy politician, who does not offer window of opportunities for the underprivileged. Who every project they make you can find their big tarpaulin that this is their project, where in fact it came from
      the peoples tax thus making their constituent a stupid person. They give less and expect an ROI to that big. Soo big that they cannot even carry them. So if we vote again this politicians less assure there is no much time to
      reform our beloved Abra.

      Posted by Loud & Clear | April 10, 2015, 5:36 am
  16. F@Loud & Clear…filing of candidacy is October. So there’s plenty of time. Whatever happens always happen for a reason. God is good!
    I am aware about what’s happening in our province…all from reliable sources.

    Posted by comli2013 | April 10, 2015, 11:09 am
  17. My NGO , Save Lives & Save Dignity made the 2-year requirement by Ombudsman Office to be involved in their Graft & Corruption Program. There will be training & I probably will need people like you in the group. I will get more information by the end of this month. Anyone interested, they also have a shortage of investigators in the Luzon area which is the reason of delayed dispositions of all filed graft & corruption cases although there ia already an assigned case number. They only have 7-investigators throughout Luzon.

    As a commemoration of the Graft & Corruption awareness next month, I plan to sponsor a Citizen Action Group with the IWPR- institute for War & Peace Reporting, CCJD- Center for Community Journalism & Development, Minda News, and the NUJP- Nat’l Union of Journalists of the Phil. They are all in partnership responsible for the Phil. Public Transparency Reporting Project as well as the Phil. Human Rights Reporting Project.

    The CANA, citizen action network for accountability aims to build citizen & local community action around LGU’s throughoutthe country to improve transparency & accountability, cut down on wastage & corruption & to help make sure LGU’s are always working for the best interexxxt of all – and for the poorest & most marginalized in particular.

    Posted by comli2013 | April 10, 2015, 11:47 am
    • Then initiate filing of cases against corrupt officials thru ur ngo madam comli as of now only jendrix n berna joson are the person whom i admire for their efforts to file graft against politicians eventhough it was politically motivated im hoping that the ombudsman will be prudence enough to find substance the case filed against takit n jendrix

      Posted by eric shawn | April 10, 2015, 8:07 pm
      • I can only push for Jenrix complaint against the Gov. I’ll find a way for Ombudsman to take immediate attention…it’s been almost 3-yrs. I need to sit down with Jenrix to get more information before I can strategize how to proceed.

        Posted by Carmelita Tagorda | April 10, 2015, 9:03 pm
        • Go follow up madam comli it will be ur legacy if koliglig will be indicted for graft at sandigan

          Posted by eric shawn | April 11, 2015, 8:08 am
  18. Something is wrong with my email address. I am wondering why my full name keeps popping out instead of comli2013?

    Posted by comli2013 | April 10, 2015, 9:07 pm
  19. @Eric Shawn….2-yrs. ago, we went to Ombudsman to follow-up they are on the cases; they do not have investigators. They only have 7 in the entire Luzon.

    Posted by comli2013 | April 11, 2015, 8:48 am
    • Good to know that madam comli d tau makagraduate sa top 20 poorest province pg wala masampolan na makulong sa pandarambong madam. Imagine almost 1 billion inutang ni koliglig pero d umusad ang probinsya kc mas marami napunta sa bulsa nya at mga allies nya.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 11, 2015, 9:38 am
      • Ms. Hennessey & myself knows about all these. In fact we posted on facebook sometime the other year almost all the info so the abrenians will know. COA audits were also posted. I have the hard copies.

        If only we have the manpower who would work together, we could accomplish more to see a result. Ms. Hennessey is in Australia & I am here, in the US. It’s so difficult following up via emails or phone calls. I feel a follow-up in person is more effective. Getting results take more time because if this.

        @Tagamasid, your post of April 9th, are you referring to me? If you read my comments in that thread, someone else, NOT me was saying I was going to make an announcement for my candidacy. Until I have in my hands all the requirements to file my candidacy, I am not making such an announcement. However, I will continue interacting with everyone here regarding solutions for a better Abra.

        Posted by comli2013 | April 11, 2015, 12:02 pm
  20. Nasapa pay sinabutahe da kan Madam, he, he, he, politico ti Abra never change, sumalasu,,,,,,, naagum ti turay ken pirak.

    Posted by Loud & Clear | April 11, 2015, 1:44 pm
    • @Loud & Clear…husto ta kunam. Like you said; if there’s a will there’s a way. Lets’s not be quitters whatever we’re doing for our province. There will come a breakthrough one day for the pains & sufferings of the less fortunate of Abra! God is Good!

      One thing I have in common with Hillary Clinton, we’re both 69 after the elections, hehe

      Posted by comli2013 | April 11, 2015, 3:35 pm
    • Loud & Clear….I am a different person. I won’t let them walk all over me. I fight back.

      Posted by Carmelita Tagorda | April 11, 2015, 5:46 pm
  21. Madam COMLI2013, sorry for my comments in response to those ‘sabotaged words’ which I presumed to be yours. Please understand, I was also a victim of this devil-inspired manuevers of politicians of our poor province.
    If you push through with your desire to make difference of our province, you can have my modest support, as long as you don’t go head on with Takit (As I mentioned before). I also support anti-dynasties campaign, and vote only gov Takit if other Bersamins will participate.

    Posted by TAGAMASID | April 12, 2015, 8:42 am
    • @Mokong…thank you! I am all about a new beginning and all of your concerns about the problems our province is facing for the last 20-yrs pushed me more to consider the opportunity.

      @Tagamasid…all the reactions that I see among all of us here is a matter of human nature. I always accepted it as that. Nothing to be sorry about. I sensed the humility from some of you and that’s good enough for me. I am still hopeful, you’ll get to know me more soon and hopeful too that you will join-hands with
      Loud & Clear about his thoughts about what we need to do to campaign for a more democratized election. KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES….

      Posted by comli2013 | April 12, 2015, 11:34 am
    • Pls dnt vote takit or ruby 9 years for the couple to rule the province is enough. Corrupt na nga sila d pa nila matigil patayan worst he let them happen so that they are saints in the eyes of abrenians.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 12, 2015, 10:12 pm
  22. @Mokong…thank you! I am all about a new beginning and all of your concerns about the problems our province is facing for the last 20-yrs pushed me more to consider the opportunity.

    @Tagamasid…all the reactions that I see among all of us here is a matter of human nature. I always accepted it as that. Nothing to be sorry about. I sensed the humility from some of you and that’s good enough for me. I am still hopeful, you’ll get to know me more soon and hopeful too that you will join-hands with
    Loud & Clear about his thoughts about what we need to do to campaign for a more democratized election. KNOW YOUR CANDIDATES….

    Posted by comli2013 | April 12, 2015, 11:36 am
  23. Btw: can anyone walk me in the Constitution of the Phil. about a law ” prohibiting gov’t employees to get involve in a political campaign”?

    Posted by comli2013 | April 12, 2015, 1:20 pm
  24. madam comli2013, Article IX, section 2, item #4 of the 1987 constitution states that no officer in the civil service shall engage directly or indirectly in any electioneering or partisan political campaign.
    Though this was clearly stated in the Philippine constitution, it is well known that civil servants are dragged into the political fray because they have no choice but to follow their bosses, who most of the time are politicians.

    Posted by mario bang | April 15, 2015, 12:55 am
    • Thank you Mario Bang. I have the Constitution 2011. I will look
      for it.

      Posted by comli2013 | April 16, 2015, 12:07 am
      • I didn’t know that there is a 2011 constitution madam omli. There was no constitutional convention convened in 2011 so there must not be a 2011 constitution.

        Posted by mario bang | April 16, 2015, 12:43 am
      • With all due respect Madam Comli, Mario Bang was right, the Philippine Constitution was convened during the term of Prez. Cory Aquino that was 1986 the Chairwoman was Cecilia Munoz Palma, and was drafted in 1987. Thereafter nothing follows.

        Posted by Loud & Clear | April 16, 2015, 6:31 am
        • This is the title of the book that was sent to me:

          Textbook on the Phil. CONSTITUTION -2011
          I was assuming this is the book. HOWEVER; I was looking at the Title IX Sec 2 & it’s saying something else. Anyway, i’ll read agsin. Thanks gentlemen for your help.

          Posted by comli2013 | April 16, 2015, 11:53 am
        • Loud n clear the phil constitution is a fundamental guide of our lawmakers to enact laws. There are laws relative to the civil servants on theur accountability to the people they are serving for like the RA 4316 or known as the code if ethical doctrine of public officials n employeees. Some of our lGU employees dont know this doctrine eventhough they are filing SALN. They should ask Mr pex Acosta to lecture them with this act.

          Posted by eric shawn | April 17, 2015, 12:00 am
  25. Im sorry it was not pex acosta it shloud be mr pop cardenas to lecture about this aforementioned doctrine

    Posted by eric shawn | April 17, 2015, 12:01 am
  26. I think I just want to understand why gov’t employees cannot get involve in a political campaign. We don’t have this kind of restriction here in the US.

    This is one good example for a reason to introduce a new HB .

    Posted by comli2013 | April 17, 2015, 2:41 am
    • No nid to inroduce housebill just read the doctrine i have mentioned a lot of publuc officials have been dismissed suspended by the ombudsman in violation of this doctrine

      Posted by eric shawn | April 17, 2015, 9:31 pm
  27. Madam COMLI, have you ever made a survey in Abra, What is the percentage that the Philippines Laws has been followed or implemented? Because, as far as the civil society is concern, justice is only for the rich and privilege person in Abra. Then when you transact with the local LGU, you need a lot of grease money to ease up the burden of waiting, this employee are not meant to serve the people of Abra, they wont open their files if you do not give the so called LAGAY. We have a lots of Laws that is not being implemented in Abra.

    Posted by Loud & Clear | April 17, 2015, 6:56 am
    • All will change eventually in a short time…God willing!
      Change gotta start from our Justice System down to our local gov’ts. This is where we really need a caring & honest President to impose tough consequences for the lawbreakers whom the people had entrusted to deliver good service.

      In America, you break the law, you pay for it. It does’nt matter if you’re the wealthiest or not. We can make our country as one, if we elect a good President.

      I received a text yesterday. My nephew’s case was re-scheduled because there was no Judge to hear cases scheduled for that day? How is this possible? All these must be changed. We can do it! I sense a lot of intelligent Abrenians who can effectively work together to help reform what is not working for the good of our province. Enough is enough…The time has come….

      Posted by comli2013 | April 17, 2015, 9:58 am
    • I beg to disagree with you loud n clear. First have you experienced firsthand victim of “injustices” meaning have u been charged in the court or in any quasi judicial body for u to know that justice is for the rich only. U are one of those promoting info gap to abrenians with intent to destroy the trust of the masses towards the current sytem of democracy. Im telling this becaus i was charnged indiscriminately in the dufferent forum( court quasi body) n my complainants are rich n influential people of abra like koliglig n his allies n his foes because they cant turn my head to be blinfolded in yheir corrupt practices n illegal activities . as long u are in the side of truth yuo will be vindicated thats why i beginning to trust the justice sytem.

      Posted by eric shawn | April 17, 2015, 9:20 pm
  28. Uh,uhhhhhhh,,,,,,,,

    Posted by mokong | April 18, 2015, 3:47 pm
  29. The evolution of social media into a robust mechanism for social transformation is already visible. Despite many adamant critics who insist that tools like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are little more than faddish distractions useful only to exchange trivial information, these critics are being proven wrong time and again.

    Posted by mokong | April 19, 2015, 2:58 pm
  30. Who ever against KOLIGLIG AND RUBY BY 2016 BE MY GUEST
    Ito ay parang boksing na kayo ay knockdown palagi hihihi ngayun palabg congratulation to koliglig and ruby

    Posted by OKE OKE | April 20, 2015, 8:12 am
  31. malayo pa election if they won congrats! if they lose, much better, ako wala ako bet kundi si chari B and LIAN B. the two have common they are B. joke lng kahit sino manalo bsta pg sila nakaupo they should serve their constituents with utmost intergity as embodied in the code of ethics of public officials. yan lng aking request to the aspiring public servants mapa elect man o appointed.

    Posted by eric shawn | April 21, 2015, 2:05 am
  32. oke oke there is ongoing oral argument at the SC where the chief justice sereno and asociate justice leonen want that the condonation doctrine will scrap out for good so that pbulic officials will serve with utmost integrity their constituents. in abra, the admin case of crisologo at the SP was exonerated because of this doctrine now i pray eventhough the case against takit and koliglig were filed before they were elected as governor n mayor respectivley. they will be the first elected officials to be indicted because the SC will not apply their own jurisprudence . ang saya saya>

    Posted by eric shawn | April 21, 2015, 7:57 am
    • YOU BELIEVED IN OUR PAY JUSTICE DENIED SYSTEM HAHAHA

      Posted by LIKE LIKE | April 21, 2015, 8:51 pm
      • tagamasid loud nad clear pg ako ngpopost you keep on telling to me that im non sense blogger here pg si tong like like ngcomment wala kau say wrong grammar na nga wala pa sense puro tsismis pa sa kalye source nya . read ka met ah current affairs tapno ada maibagam ditoy regardless of your purpose sayang space sa mga comment mo like like

        Posted by eric shawn | April 21, 2015, 9:04 pm
        • A ket nasaysayaat sa met ERECSHAWN NGA SIKA TI SUMARDENG NGA AGPOPOST TI LINOLOKO TAPNO AGTALNA TOY NALIBEG NGA A.COM. Ag post ka addan to latta komontra kenka amin nga blogger ditoy ket kagura daka whats the point

          Posted by GRRR | April 22, 2015, 1:48 am
  33. i dont think so not all are against with me only those alipores ni koliglig.u want me to stop because im telling the truth so it hurts yes im single out koliglig beause as a governor and a public servant must at all times, be accountable to the people, serve them with utmost responsibilty, loyalty and efficiency. for those known advocate of clean governance and honest public service, for sure they are with me.

    Posted by eric shawn | April 22, 2015, 5:42 am
  34. Correction:: abd should be and
    am should be a.m.

    Posted by comli2013 | April 22, 2015, 11:19 am
  35. Just want everyone to know:

    I got an invitation last night for the Abreco General Membership Assembly. It is held this morning (phil) @ 8 a.m. at the DWC auditorium. I am hoping to hear more later.

    Is this good news for everyone?

    Posted by comli2013 | April 24, 2015, 9:37 pm
  36. This is President’s Aquino’z letter to ABRECO!

    Posted by comli2013 | April 27, 2015, 2:15 pm
  37. attachment is not up??? sorry

    Posted by comli2013 | April 27, 2015, 2:16 pm

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